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H.P.S.T Chapter 499: Harry’s Dreams and Speculations

“No!” Mr. Weasley heaved a deep sigh and stood up straight, “Molly, I am going to the office. This matter needs to be clarified. I have to go. It’s me who made things worse.”

“But last night you were…”

“I’ll come with you, father,” said Percy, interrupting. “Mr. Crouch will need all hands on deck. And I can give him my cauldron report in person.”

Looking at their backs, Mrs. Weasley looked most upset.

“Arthur has always been like this, working hard and putting his work first. He’s supposed to be on holiday and this matter hasn’t got anything to do with their office. Even if he does not go, they can handle it.” Said Mrs. Weasley said, “And Percy…”

The others did not know how to comfort Mrs. Weasley. She was particularly concerned with the safety of her family and feared they would have an accident.

But that was the character of Mr. Weasley and Percy. They needed to go to the Ministry of Magic now.

The Ministry must be busy, and there was a shortage of staff. Sirius was also there.

“All right, you guys, do you need anything to eat?” Mrs. Weasley turned around and asked, wiping her eyes with the back of her hand.

Everyone hurriedly shook their heads and said they had already had breakfast.

“Then go upstairs and have some rest. I’ll call you at lunchtime.”

They all dragged their feet and went upstairs to lie down for a while.

Indeed, they were all exhausted. They didn’t sleep well the previous night; everyone was just too worried for that. Especially Evan, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, all of whom had insomnia last night.

It was not until noon that everyone woke up again.

Taking advantage of the free time before lunch, Harry called Evan, Ron, and Hermione alone to the attic room upstairs. He had something to say.

“I have to tell you about this,” said Harry. “This morning, my scar hurt again!”

Evan’s, Ron’s and Hermione’s reactions were almost exactly as Harry had imagined them back in his bedroom on Privet Drive.

Hermione gasped and started making suggestions at once, mentioning a number of reference books, and everybody from Dumbledore to Sirius, Professor McGonagall, and Madam Pomfrey, the Hogwarts nurse.

Ron simply looked dumbstruck and didn’t know what to do.

Evan, on the contrary, was very confident and seemed to have expected that this would happen. He looked particularly reassuring.

In fact, Evan did guess that Harry’s scar should have hurt recently. Harry hadn’t made much progress in practicing Occlumency, and this couldn’t help much.

Since he couldn’t prevent the invasion of his spirit from the outside, it meant that under the influence of the Horcrux in the scar, the brains and souls of Harry and Voldemort could be interconnected, which was the reason why Harry had a lot of Voldemort specific traits, such as speaking Parseltongue.

As Voldemort’s recent strength had gradually recovered, this connection had become stronger and stronger.

When Voldemort’s mood fluctuated drastically, Harry was able to enter Voldemort’s mind directly.

The failure of last night should have definitely made him very angry. 

After all this fuss, not only did Harry not get caught, but even Bartemius Crouch, Jr. could not be rescued.

In the end, all he did was expose his existence, him and his allies.

In particular, the last appearance of the Dark Mark associated this incident with Voldemort who had been missing for a long time.

He had not yet fully recovered his strength, and this was extremely disadvantageous to him.

For him, last night’s action was a failure; rather foolish. How could he not be angry? Because of this, Harry could once again enter his mind.

This was a very dangerous act, and once Voldemort discovered this, he would definitely use it to his advantage.

But he didn’t have to worry too much, because this connection was also very harmful to Voldemort.

In Dumbledore’s words, an evil soul like Voldemort’s could not tolerate the entry of such a pure soul as Harry.

“Harry, what did you see last night?” Evan asked.

“He was angry and thundering!” Harry replied. “He has never been so angry, I could feel it.”

“But, he was not there last night, was he?!” Ron said quickly, panicking. “I mean, You-Know-Who, we didn’t see him yesterday, there were only those vampires.”

“It’s hard to say. Maybe he hid in the ruins and conjured his sign!” Hermione said suddenly. “Remember, in the first year, Harry’s scars also hurt the same way. He was at Hogwarts, so…”

“This is impossible. When I was on Privet Drive, my scar hurt like this.” Harry shook his head quickly and said confusedly, “I know that he was definitely not on Privet Drive. What’s going on here?” Harry shook his head and gently stroked the scar on his forehead with his right hand.

“I still remember that dream. He was with the vampire who fought with Evan last night. In front of them, there was an ugly root, which should be what Evan called the statue of the evil god.” Harry continued, “I can’t remember all of it now, but they’re plotting to kill … someone!”

He had teetered for a moment on the verge of saying “me,” but couldn’t bring himself to make Hermione look any more horrified than she already did.

“Well, it was only a dream,” said Ron bracingly, “Just a nightmare.”

“Yeah, but was it, though?” said Harry, turning to Evan. “It’s weird, isn’t it?! My scar hurts, and soon after, the vampire in the dream is on the march, and Voldemort’s sign is also up in the sky again.”

“I said before, this is not a mere dream, it is a kind of Legilimency.” Evan said, being careful with his words as much as possible, “it’s probably because of Voldemort’s reaction to the spell that was used over 14 years ago, which is very rare. But as long as you keep practicing Occlumency, you can cut off this mental invasion.”

He couldn’t tell the truth, telling Harry everything directly. It needed to be kept secret.

Only at the last and most critical moment could Harry know that he was destined to be killed by Voldemort.

Evan knew that Harry didn’t want to hear anything about his connection with Voldemort, so he deliberately chose the term “Legilimency”, although this sounded more like a trick that the Evil Gods would pull off.

“I have this feeling. Remember you said that prophecy of Professor Trelawney before?!” Harry stared at Evan. “Voldemort will personally select a person who will help him return successfully and gain unimaginable power.” 

“Oh, Harry, you aren’t going to pay attention to anything that old fraud says?” Hermione said, “None of her prophecies has been fulfilled, and no one has ever been marked by Voldemort.”