After a while, Sirius also came over to cheer for Harry.
After knowing that the Firebolt was a Christmas gift from Sirius to Harry, the mood on Gryffindor’s long table reached its climax.
The young wizards talked excitedly and envied Harry.
Malfoy was standing in front of the door with a gloomy face, as everyone left the Great Hall, gathering around Harry and the Firebolt. He seemed intentionally waiting there.
“Sure you can manage that broom, Potter?” Malfoy said in a cold, drawling voice, staring at Harry’s broom closely.
“Yeah, reckon so,” said Harry casually.
“Got plenty of special features, hasn’t it?” said Malfoy, eyes glittering maliciously. “Shame it doesn’t come with a parachute to stop you from falling down.”
Behind him, Crabbe and Goyle sniggered.
It was reminiscent of Gryffindor’s last Quidditch game against Hufflepuff when Harry fell off the broomstick because of the Dementors.
“Pity you can’t attach an extra arm to yours, Malfoy!” Harry replied bluntly. “Then it could catch the Snitch for you.”
The Gryffindor team laughed loudly. Malfoy’s pale eyes narrowed even more. He stepped forward and clenched his fists tightly as if wanting to hit Harry.
Then he saw Evan coming just behind his opponent.
Malfoy stopped abruptly, with a flicker of uncontrolled fear on his face, and he remembered the terrible magic Evan had used on him that night.
He stepped back inexpicably, he instinctively felt fear, and this Gryffindor second-year Mudblood was too wicked.
He did not want to provoke Evan before everything was cleared up.
“Hold on to your broomstick, Potter, today you’ll have the last flight of your life.” Malfoy threatened evilly and turned and walked away slowly.
“What does he mean?” Hermione looked at Evan, trying to understand, “I thought he would not approach to us anymore!”
“Vain provocation!” Ron didn’t care, “After Hagrid and Buckbeak were acquitted and he knew that Harry had a Firebolt, he must be mad. Look at the shocked expression on his face.”
“Malfoy can’t believe I got a Firebolt. This is the happiest day of my semester!”Harry nodded approvingly, and said happily, “Don’t worry, Hermione, he’s bluffing, he won’t …… ”
“Better watch out, Malfoy has a plot.” Evan warned, “Just in case, in the game, you should keep your wand on you.”
Evan remembered the last time he went to Hogsmeade; he heard Malfoy talking to Goyle and Crabbe in the Honeydukes Sweetshop. Just before he kicked Malfoy, in Harry’s Invisibility cloak into the Jelly slugs’ barrel, he heard him talking about wearing cloaks as Dementors to frighten Harry in the game.
Although this should have little impact on Harry, protection was really necessary.
After a few minutes, everyone separated outside the castle gate.
Evan, Ron, Colin, Hermione, and Ginny went to the stands to find a spot, and Harry followed the Gryffindor team to the locker rooms.
The weather couldn’t have been more different from their match against Hufflepuff. It was a clear, cool day with a very light breeze; there should be no visibility problems this time.
Evan sat in the noisy stadium, and the rest of the school sat down in succession. He greeted people he knew. The most exotic outfit was Luna’s. She had a large blue crystal necklace on her neck. It was particularly conspicuous outside her black school robes. It was matched with her silver-gray eyes and looked particularly ethereal.
“It’s a blue crystal. It can bring good luck and help Ravenclaw win the game.” Luna sat down beside Evan and said in a trance, “But I don’t think it’s very helpful. After knowing Harry got a Firebolt, Ravenclaw actually gave up. Everyone talked for a long time last night, studying strategies and tactics, but at last they had no good ideas and went back to the bedroom one by one in frustration.”
Evan saw the Ravenclaw players silent in the pitch, as the Firebolt should absolutely mop the floor with the other brooms.
Needless to say, among the four Houses, Harry was the best Seeker.
In today’s game, the confrontation between the two Houses was no longer important. All focus had been shifted to the Firebolt and Harry’s performance.
Topics and comments about the Firebolt could be heard everywhere. The young wizards were excited to talk and cheer, and Evan was excited by the mood around him, which was characteristic of a Quidditch game.
On his left, Luna did not return to Ravenclaw’s stands.
She was not interested in the game, but she shared with Evan the latest research outcomes related to the Crumple-Horned Snorkack.
After the newspaper’s financial success, Evan also sponsored Luna with a lot of Galleons to support her research on the Blibbering Humdinger and the Crumple-Horned Snorkack.
After that, she regularly reported to Evan on her research progress and the latest developments.
Although Evan was totally uninterested in those things, Luna seemed not to care. Looking at her, it seemed that she simply wanted to speak to him.
On Evan’s right, Hermione was holding a thick magic book related to the Centaurs’ astrology, and was busy reading it quickly.
Unlike Evan, Harry and Ron, she was very worried about the adventure of going to the Centaurs’ colony tonight for fear of any accident.
She advised Evan to get prepared. Between the previous night and the game, she quickly read a lot of information about the Centaurs.
Among the young wizards of Hogwarts, she had the most knowledge on Centaurs.
More than 10 minutes later, the Quidditch teams of the two Houses, Gryffindor and Ravenclaw, officially appeared. Under the deafening cheers and thunderous applause, the Ravenclaw team, dressed in blue, took the lead.
They all rode old-fashioned Cleansweep Sevens, but they were very skilled and their technique was very good. They flew low around the stadium full of spectators.
A few seconds later, Evan felt that someone had stopped above him. He looked up in surprise and saw Cho Chang smiling and waving at him, looking very cute.
After Evan greeting her back, she quickly flew to the center of the pitch.
“Cho asked me about you!” Luna suddenly said. She smiled and looked at Evan.
Evan didn’t smile. He felt that Hermione, who had been reading by his side, followed the subject and looked up, seeming very interested.
“Why did she ask about Evan?!” Hermione said casually, her eyes narrowing and looking at Cho that had fallen to the center of the field.
Cho was shaking hands with Harry, and Harry seemed to be very excited and looked a bit clumsy.
“Probably worshipping Evan, she wants to date him or something!” Luna said in her own unique voice. “It’s not just Cho, many girls are asking about Evan. He is now the most popular person in school.”
Hearing Luna’s praise, Evan’s face turned red.
He didn’t know that he was so popular, but if like Luna said, Cho asked him out on a date, should he agree?!
Seeing the beautiful girl in the center of the field, Evan’s thoughts gradually became chaotic.