9. Harry meets a man with two faces

"To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure"

Harry walks through fire to meet Quirrell, not Snape. It's quickly revealed that Quirrell is acting under Voldemort's orders and is trying to discover the secrets of the Mirror of Erised so that he can take the Stone and bring Voldemort back to life. Somehow, Harry winds up with the Stone. Harry lies about it but the voice sees through his lies and demands to speak to him "face to face". Quirrell unwraps his turban to reveal a second face on the back of his head - Voldemort. Harry tries to get away when Voldemort monologues about how he's a mere shadow of himself. In the scuffle, Harry realizes that Quirrell can't touch him without suffering pain. So even though it hurts him as well he puts his hands on Quirrell until he passes out.

When he wakes up, he's in the Hospital Wing with Dumbledore who explains everything that happened and fills in some of the details. Dumbledore explains that he arrived to pull Harry off Quirrell but Voldemort got away. After discussing it with Flamel, Dumbledore destroyed the Stone as well. Harry recovers in time to attend the last night feast where Slytherin is expected to win the House Championship cup.

Except Dumbledore hands out some points in the last minute to Harry, Hermione, Ron and Neville and Gryffindor ends up winning the cup. The year over, they pack their trunks, get on board the Hogwarts Express and leave Hogwarts. For now.


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