Chapter 6-2 Spinner's End
- Bellatrix Lestrange is following Narcissa Malfoy trying to talk her out of going somewhere. Narcissa ignores her and they arrive at Snape's house. Snape lets them in. Wormtail is also there being ordered by Voldemort to assist Snape, and is sent away to leave them alone.
- Bellatrix tells Snape she does not trust him and asks questions about his past actions. Snape tells her that after the Dark Lord fell he stayed at Hogwarts to spy on Dumbledore, on Voldememorts he had taken up that post. He did not try to find Voldemort for the same reasons Avery, Yaxley, the Carrows, Greyback, Lucius and others did not try to find him... for he believed him finished. Snape also defends and explains reasons on the other accusations Bellatrix makes, about the Philosopher's Stone event and why he only arrived 2 hours later after the Dark Mark event. He also tells Bellatrix he can not give the whereabouts of the Order's Headquarters because he is not the Secret-Keeper. He did not kill Harry because of curiosity, the possibility Harry might be a great Dark wizard himself and not to blow his cover or risk confrontation with Dumbledore.
- Snape claims to have shown the act to Dumbledore of remorse when he joined his staff, and Dumbledore trusts him ever since. he says Dumbledore is getting old and the Duel with Voldemort weakened him, he has sustained a serious injury.
- With Lucius in Azkaban, Narcissa asks Snape for help. Bellatrix warns Narcissa that Voldemort has forbidden to talk about "the plan" but Snape claims to know about it. It involves Draco. Narcissa asks Snape to make the Unbreakable Vow and Snape agrees, to watch over Draco, to protect him from harm, and if necessary to carry out the deed that Draco has been ordered to perform by Voldemort.