At the edge of Hogwarts site, Evan slipped from Firenze’s back.
“We are separating here, Evan.” Firenze whispered, “Go ahead to your human castle, I am not fit to enter.”
“Thank you, Firenze!” Evan waved his wand, and Peter Pettigrew floated beside him. He walked two steps forward and suddenly thought about it. He turned and said, “Yes, about what is preserved in your tribe…”
“If you want to get it, you’re welcome to our tribe at any time.” Firenze looked up at the sky and said softly, “The stars have told me that you may be the one chosen by fate. Good luck, Evan Mason!”
He turned and left Evan and Peter Pettigrew, and slowly returned to the depths of the forest.
Evan waited until his figure disappeared completely, and finally looked at the unusually bright Mars in the night sky before he walked with the stunned Peter Pettigrew to the castle.
A few minutes later, he met Harry and Hermione in the Hall.
“You’ve caught Peter Pettigrew, you’ve seized this traitor! I knew you would succeed!” Harry rushed over to look at Peter Pettigrew, putting the Patronus completely aside, only thinking about helping Sirius to clear his name. He said excitedly, “Tell us, Evan, how did you do it? I just saw Firenze on the Marauder’s Map!”
Evan had not time to answer Harry; Hermione immediately went in front of him.
Her eyes were glistening with tears. Her face was mixed with excitement, nervousness, worry and all sorts of other emotions. She did not speak; she walked forward and hugged him tightly.
“I’m all right, Hermione!” Evan patted her on the shoulder. “I met the Centaurs in the Forbidden Forest. Firenze helped me…”
Evan climbed up the steep stone spiral staircase, and gave them a briefing about what happened inside the Forbidden Forest.
“It’s incredible; we haven’t been as successful as you’ve been here!” Harry said he and Hermione met the Patronus.”I don’t understand; who would conjure up the doe?”
“I agree with Hermione. It should be Snape.”
“Snape?!” Harry shook his head and said stubbornly, “This is impossible, how can he…”
“Alright, Harry! We will discuss about this later. Now, we’ve got more urgent things, we only have ten minutes left, we have to go back to the ward. Before anybody can see us, we should be where Dumbledore locked us up…” Hermione looked down at her watch.
Hearing Hermione’s words, the three of them quickly hurried up.
The castle corridor was quiet. Apart from them, there was no one else. Evan the portraits on both sides of the corridor were empty. Everyone seemed to be concentrated in the tower, inquiring about Sirius Black’s matter.
It wasn’t until they reached the fourth floor that they heard the giggling sound from the front.
“It’s Peeves!” Harry muttered, pointing to Evan and Hermione to stop.
In front of them, Peeves seemed to be in high spirits and was bouncing up and down in the front corridor. He was full of joy.
The three of them looked at each other and hurriedly hid in an empty classroom on the left.
“He is terrible!” Hermione whispered, she put her ear on the door. “I bet he is so happy because the Dementors are coming to Sirius…”
“He seems to be gone, we must hurry up.” Evan also laid on the door listening for a moment. Peeves’s gloating voice faded in the distance.
“Three minutes left!”Hermione looked at her watch again.
The three of them slipped out of the classroom, and ran out at full speed. Evan waved his wand, and Pettigrew’s body also picked up speed, tightly floating behind him strangely, like a kite made of an extremely ugly man.
“Hermione, what will happen if we don’t go back before Dumbledore locks the door? Harry asked with a gasp.
“I don’t want to think about it!” “Hermione muttered, and looked at her watch again, “There is only one minute left!”
The three of them gasped, they had already reached the entrance to the school hospital at the end of the corridor.
“I heard Dumbledore talking.” Hermione said nervously, “Come on, Evan! Come on, Harry! ”
They bent down and walked along the corridor, the ward’s door was opened, and Dumbledore’s back appeared in front of them.
“I locked you here, now it’s five to midnight!” said Dumbledore, “Miss Granger, turn six times, good luck!”
Dumbledore withdrew from the room and closed the door. He pulled out his wand and locked the door with magic.
Evan, Harry, and Hermione ran forward in panic. Dumbledore looked up and smiled under his long moustache.
“Well?” he said quietly.
“Professor, we did it!” Harry said, “We caught Peter Pettigrew.”
“Well done, now hand him over to me, I’ll take care of him.” Dumbledore smiled looking at them. He gently tapped his wand and made a stretcher out of thin air.
Peter, who had been floating in the air, fell on the stretcher. Evan felt that he had lost control of him. A powerful force instantly blocked his magic.
“Professor, I have something to ask you.” Evan hurriedly said.
He wanted to tell Dumbledore about Professor Trelawney’s prophecy. He also wanted to ask him what his intentions were, the purpose of arranging this evening, and so on. Besides, the key to the treasure left by Gryffindor, and preserved in the tribe of the Centaurs was split up. Evan wanted to know what Dumbledore had to say about that.
“Certainly, Evan, but not now, you need to rest.” Dumbledore said calmly,
“Professor, I have something to say to you, about the Patronus…” Harry followed. .
“So do you, Harry, you’ll say what you want tomorrow!” Dumbledore seemed to be listening to whether there were any voices in the ward. “Very good, I think you’ve left too. Go in. Leave everything to me. You three need to rest, I’ll lock you up.”
Evan, Harry, and Hermione slipped back to the ward which was empty. Only Ron was there, he was still unconscious lying on the bed.
The door was locked behind them, and Evan, Harry, and Hermione crawled back to their beds, and Hermione tucked the Time-Turner back under her robe.
Madam Pomfrey came back from her office. She checked them and gave them a few pieces of chocolate.
Evan ate two pieces, his consciousness became more and more heavy, and he gradually fell asleep.
He knew that this year’s event was finally resolved. He finally changed the storyline; he caught Peter Pettigrew and saved Sirius Black.
Evan didn’t know what impact his deeds would have on his future, but no matter what he would have to face, he was ready. He was prepared to gradually get stronger, first by finding a way to obtain the piece of the Treasure Key left by Gryffindor and preserved in the Centaurs’ tribe, and then …
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