Evan took an old slate and secretly recorded the route marked on the map.
Hermione used a quill to record a few key positions on the map on the parchment, ready to go to the library to cope with books on ancient Greek geography.
The ward was quiet and Harry and Ron looked at each other.
“Are you two still studying this thing?!” Ron said suddenly. “Things are already very clear. It doesn’t make sense to continue research…”
“How doesn’t it make sense? This map shows the location of the ruins of the temple left by Herpo the Foul. If we find it, we can defeat the monster.” Hermione retorted, “It’s also helpful to defeat Voldemort. You know, it was Herpo the Foul who first invented the method of making the Horcrux.”
“Find out how to make a Horcrux, I can’t see what that’s good for.” Ron waved and raised his voice. “What we need to understand now is how to destroy the remaining Horcruxes of You-Know-Who, not how they are made and how they work.”
“Yes!” Harry agreed.
Looking at the map above the slate, he felt his scar hurt a little.
He only felt such pain before when Voldemort appeared or approached him, which made Harry very uneasy, and he expected that something unknown was going to happen.
If they continue to explore the secrets that Slytherin had left behind, terrible things were bound to happen.
Harry shook his head forcefully and removed the thought from his mind.
Although he also wanted to take risks and defeat the evil black wizard, the situation was totally different now from half a year ago, and he was very satisfied with his current life.
Although it was somewhat disappointing to return to the Dursleys during the summer vacation, he was not afraid of anything when thinking of Sirius, his godfather, accompanying him.
Looking at Evan, Ron and Hermione, and thinking of Sirius, Lupin, and Hagrid, Harry knew that he had never been happier than he was now.
He wished that time would stop and that nothing would change. This fantasy, though childish, was indeed his greatest dream.
“We can talk to Sirius about this and listen to his opinions.” Harry suggested, rubbing his scar gently.
“But…” Hermione seemed to want to say something.
“Harry is right. It’s beyond our capabilities.” Ron took a quick look at Evan before continuing, “Hermione, I know you want to figure out how to make the Horcrux, and so do I. But my dad always said that it’s dangerous to know everything. That’s what the most evil Dark wizard would do. Although immortality is tempting, I would never study or use black magic…”
He said this strangely, as if to express his position.
Hermione was stunned for a moment and didn’t know how to answer Ron.
In her opinion, the study of magic should be free, based on the spirit of inquiry to the end, and even black magic should not be an exception.
Needless to say, she would do so to defeat Voldemort, not to actually make a Horcrux.
Hermione wanted to retort, but Ron said nothing wrong.
Studying evil black magic was very dangerous in itself.
“We should give Dumbledore the clues and the slate to handle it.” Ron tried to understate, “Otherwise, what are you going to do? We’re just four twelve or thirteen-year-old wizards. Even if we know the location of the temple, we can’t go there, can we?”
There was a moment of silence. What he said was also realistic. They couldn’t run to the mountains of Greece to find the remains of the evil Dark wizard.
“You’re right. I will tell Dumbledore about it.” Evan raised his head and said putting the stones in front of him in his own package.
He couldn’t tell why, he felt that Ron’s state was a bit strange and that he seemed too determined.
He knew that Ron never had such an attitude before.
Just as he started feeling doubts, Evan calmed himself down and relaxed again.
Thinking about it from another angle, there was nothing really strange about it.
After two consecutive Imperius Curses, Ron must have been very disgusted with black magic, and his mental state should be sensitive to the extreme. In his opinion, all black magic should be forbidden. Don’t say use, even research was unforgivable.
Evan could understand Ron’s thoughts. If he had the same unfortunate experience, he might be even more extreme than him.
Hermione had mentioned this to him before, and Evan didn’t take it seriously.
Now thinking about it, he decided to do it according to what Hermione said, and not to go against Ron for the time being.
Considering Ron’s growth path and personality, Evan decided to adopt a softer approach, and more obscure ways to help his unconfident fragile friend.
Moreover, he really couldn’t go to ancient Greece to find the remains of Herpo the Foul. He should just capture this map in his mind for the time being, for it might come in handy in the future.
“Well, we’re going to have the exam in June.” Hermione looked at Ron for a while before she continued, “Do you need me to help you make a study schedule?”
“Come on, Hermione!” Harry shook his head in a hurry. “It’s still a long way from the exam. There’s still more than a month to go. We have just won the Quidditch Cup, and Evan has just eliminated all the Acromantulas in the Forbidden Forest. We should take a break.”
Ron shook his head in a hurry and returned to his old self.
“We have to review all the course content in the next month, so it is not enough time to do that.” Hermione said sharply, “I don’t worry much about Evan, but you two don’t even remember the history of magic you took in the first year. If you don’t want to repeat the year…”
“Relax, there are Malfoy, Goyle and Crabbe!” said Harry. “We will certainly do better than the three of them.”
“Let’s talk about something happy,” Ron then said. “We can go to Hogsmeade next weekend, where we can buy something for Evan.”
“It’s not a good idea to waste a whole day at Hogsmeade at this time.” Hermione took a copy of ‘Numerology and Grammatica‘ out of her schoolbag.
If it hadn’t been for the stones, she would have spent the afternoon in the ward with Evan reading the book.
“I feel that at my level, it is a waste of time to recite those spells and knowledge points on the book. They don’t have much effect at all.” Ron blinked and said slowly, “Maybe we can expect a sudden surge in magic like Evan, so we don’t have to worry about test results.”
Everyone looked at Ron in surprise and wondered what he was talking about.
“Don’t you understand yet?!” Ron’s gaze slid over Harry’s and Hermione’s faces, deliberately dodging and not looking at Evan. He explained, “Now that we’ve fulfilled the requirements of the Centaurs, we can go to them and take out the Secret Treasure Key left by Gryffindor…”
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