Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures - H.P.S.T Chapter 651: Snape's Legilimency
What on earth was this guy doing, staying up in the middle of the night and running around in the castle?!
What surprised Evan even more was that he had just seen Caresius, not as Moody, but under his real identity.
Although he was still wearing Moody’s clothes, the Polyjuice Potion was no longer effective. What happened?!
Caresius seemed to be on the run, and when he thought of it, Evan was immediately alert.
“Who was that man just now?” said Hermione suspiciously, “He looks a bit familiar, but I don’t think he’s from school.”
She bowed her head thinking. She must have seen that man somewhere, but she couldn’t remember for the moment.
The staircase was so dim and the man was so fast that Hermione didn’t see him clearly.
“We’ll talk about it later, let’s get out of here!” said Evan quickly, pulling Hermione to the stairs.
Since Caresius was running away, there must be someone after him. If so, Evan and Hermione, who happened to be in the entrance hall at this time, would be out of place.
“Evan Mason, Hermione Granger … what are you two doing?!” There was a terrible roar behind them.
Evan and Hermione had just run a few steps and saw Snape running out of the dungeon with a gloomy face.
He was holding his wand in his hand and wearing a long gray nightshirt, staring at them both.
“Professor … we were taking a walk!” said Evan, holding Hermione’s little hand firmly and motioning her not to talk.
“Walk?!” Snape came over and said with anger, “It’s a bad habit to stay so late and take walks round the castle. If I were Head of your House, I would expel you both and get you out of Hogwarts forever!”
He looked at Evan and Hermione in disgust, looking terrible and in a tense mood.
Under Snape’s glare, Hermione couldn’t help but step back and hide behind Evan.
“Have you seen anyone just now?” He suddenly asked, His cold black eyes fixed on Evan’s eyes like a drill.
Instantly, Evan felt his soul sucked in.
Damn, it was Legilimency. Snape was using magic directly.
Evan took a step to the right in front of Hermione and operated Occlumency to close his own mind.
“We didn’t see anything, Professor. It was just the two of us in the hall,” he said slowly.
“Is it?!” Snape squinted and moved closer to Evan. “Do you know what just happened?”
“I don’t know!” said Evan.
He tried not to look into Snape’s eyes, and could feel that he had increased magic.
With such a powerful force, what did Snape want to do; turn him into an idiot?!
In fact, Snape was surprised to find nothing.
There was nothing in the empty boy’s head in front of him. He was too familiar with this feeling. Every time he faced Dumbledore and Voldemort, their minds felt like this, this was Occlumency!
To Snape’s surprise, Evan was able to use Occlumency so skillfully!
But it was not enough. Evan had just got the hang of it, and he could not completely close his mind yet.
Snape could feel a gap in Evan’s brain and, as long as he increased his strength, he had a chance to get the secrets he wanted to know.
“Tonight, someone broke into my office!” said Snape coldly.
“That’s unfortunate!” Evan replied softly, and the pressure was getting bigger and bigger.
“Don’t play dumb on me, Mason, you must know something! I don’t care how much magic knowledge you have, how many times it appears in the newspaper. In my eyes, you’re just a disgusting little boy. Maybe you think you can ignore all the rules and regulations, but you have to pay for it,” said Snape impatiently looking at Evan. “Just now, someone broke into my office and you’re not in your bed.”
“It’s just a coincidence!” said Evan, holding Hermione’s small hand tightly. “Anything important missing in your office? Then you’d better be careful; the wizarding world has not been so peaceful recently … the Quidditch World Cup attacks … the reappearance of the Dark Mark and the Death Eaters … Do you think it’s Voldemort?”
“Shut up, Mason!” Snape turned pale and said in disgust. “Don’t say that name in front of me.”
When the magic was removed, Snape’s right hand unconsciously covered his left forearm. That was where the Dark Mark was.
Evan breathed a sigh of relief. He knew his plan had worked!
“Very good, very good!” said Snape sullenly. “You may not know that potion ingredients have gone missing from my private store cupboard … students attempting illicit mixtures, no doubt … so I sealed my office with a very powerful spell … more powerful than you may think. The magic has just been touched, and when I wanted to catch up to the intruder, I saw you two Mason and Granger. Do you know what this means?”
“I don’t know!” Evan continued to shake his head and motioned for Hermione not to worry. “We haven’t seen anyone here. Professor, you think someone broke into your office and touched your magic. It may be just an illusion!”
Even as he said this, Evan had been cursing Caresius in his heart.
Potion ingredients… couldn’t he have his men look for them?!
It was not like there was no one outside to help him. Why did he have to steal in Snape’s private store cupboard?
Although there were indeed a lot of precious potions that were valuable to Evan, this risk was too great.
“You don’t know?!” Snape hissed. “I see, maybe you two slipped into my office.”
There was a nasty silence. Snape looked at Evan and Hermione badly.
Hermione did not look at him. She did not know why Evan was deceiving Snape. They had just clearly seen a figure. This way, Snape would target them as suspects. Facing Snape’s wrath, this was not a joke.
In spite of all the doubts, it was obvious that there was something strange going on tonight. Hermione rationally did not comment, ready to go back and ask Evan.
Evan saw Snape’s eyes glittering, and he put a hand into his black robes.
For a time, Evan thought that Snape was going to take out his wand and use what spells on him and Hermione.
If so, he didn’t mind playing another match with Snape to check his recent progress.