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Chapter 3: DADA and encouragement
In defence against the dark arts class- year one
Everyone is writing notes down as Uncle Harry gives his first lesson; well more like lecture. Every child is interested and amazed by what they are learning, about being prepared; everyone that is apart from me. I was writing down rough notes, but as this is the third time this year he’s lectured me about being prepared, I know it all by heart and was rather bored.
‘I thought I got away from his boring ranting’ I thought to myself as I let head fall onto the desk in front of me and closed my eyes. I realised Harry had stopped talking and looked up seeing his eyes on me
“Are you bored Miss. Weasley?” He asked
“Well, Professor Potter, my Uncle has spoken to me about this before and I hate people repeating themselves” I replied, he and some Slytherin knew I meant him. But we were in school, I had to be polite
“Well, Miss Weasley, it may still be beneficial to stay awake in lessons. Don’t you agree?” he asked
“Yes Professor” I replied, picking up my quill.
“Good, so where was her?” he asked, “Seriously, I’ve forgotten”
“Not only knowing where you wand is by knowing the degree at which you can take possession of the wand is also very important. You need to ensure you analyse how you would access your wand and the time in which it shall take. Also ensure you evaluate the consequences of your movement before attempting to receive it” I pronounced clearly and loudly, giving Harry a reminder of where he was and even a bit of what he was going to say
“Thank you Miss Weasley. So once you have…” I zoned out again
I zoned into Scorpius as he leaned towards me “I zoned out, what did he say?” he asked, I looked at his sheet and saw it blank
“When after he said ‘hello’?” I asked hiding a smile
“Actually he said ‘Good afternoon’” he replied smiling at me
“Oops, I guess I waited until the actual lesson started” I retorted back smiling
“So what did I miss? Anything important” he asked slightly more serious
“Just being prepare and all, I’ll fill you in later if you want” I offered
“Alright class, that’s all for today.” Harry informed us, instantly we all stood up and rushed for the door “Miss Weasley, A word please” I felt my body tighten as I froze. I knew I wouldn’t get away; I waited until everyone left except Scorpius who stood beside me before turning around.
“Yes Professor?” I asked
Harry looked at Scorpius “Mr Malfoy, do you mind please waiting outside, I would like to Miss Weasley in private”
“You go to dinner, I’ll be there soon” I told Scorpius, who patted my shoulder before walking out of the room. I knew he was going to wait outside the class room anyway.
As soon as the door closed he indicated for me to follow him to his desk, He sat down as I followed suit
“It has been arranged that you are going to have the sorting again today at dinner.” I felt my mouth widen “I just wanted to warn you.”
“Also I absolutely expect you to get sorted into Slytherin” he informed me
“This is absolutely pro… What? What did you say? Did you say Slytherin?” I stumbled finally letting his words sink in
He smiled “Ofcorse, you belong in Slytherin, the hat is always right, he sees the potential, and if he even gave you the option to be in Slytherin then there must have been a reason.”
“But, what about Dad? And Mum? They’ll disown me” I replied shocked, suddenly thinking it through
“You Mum will not disown you; you know that, she’ll be proud no matter what. Well as long as you pass she’ll be proud”
“Well, by pass you mean O’s” I corrected him
“She’ll never disown, she was always the least judgemental of the trio. You Dad on the other hand, he’ll calm down.”
He thought for a second “I’m on your side. As it Auntie Ginny”
“Now, go get yourself some dinner”
I instantly walked off.
As I left the room I saw Scorpius leaning against a wall, he straightened up as soon as he saw me.
“What did he want? Are you in trouble?” he asked rapidly
“I’ll never get in trouble with him, I’ve had my whole life to perfect sweet talking him; I’m an expert now.” I pulled him along towards the hall “Also he wanted to inform me that I’m getting resorted this dinner time…” I wasn’t able to finish the sentence as he suddenly stopped me.
“What? Then lets not go, if you don’t turn up, they can’t resort you!” he exclaimed
“He also told me he was on my side. And that he’ll fail me if I don’t choose Slytherin”
Scorpius let go of my arm in shock as I began to walk towards the hall again, he was quick on his toes to catch up with me before I turned the corner.
We walked into the hall talking about the upcoming Quidditch match before Slytherin and Ravenclaw, as we sat down I noticed the whole hall was silent and staring at me. Professor McGonagal was at the stand and indicated me go to her. I sent a worried glance to Scorpius and walked towards her, on the teachers table I saw my Mum and Dad, Aunt Ginny and Uncle Harry.
“Good Evening student, today Rose Weasley is going to go under the sorting hat again due to circumstances.” She indicated me to sit back onto the seat; I looked over and saw my Mum was maintaining a glare at my Dad and Harry was giving me an encouraging look. I slide onto the chair and felt the hat get placed on my head.
‘Well Miss Weasley, you are the first person in history to be offered a re-sorting’
‘I know, I don’t know why they agreed’ I thought back
‘Neither do I, well it’s up to you, as before, you are suited to all’
‘Why am I even allowed to choice Slytherin, my Mum’s a muggleborn’ I asked
‘Well you have great potential, just like I saw in Severus Snape, who was half blood’
‘My cousin was named after him’ I thought
‘Indeed, would you like to join your family in Gryffindor?’ he asked
‘No, I belong in Slytherin, just like Snape did’
‘And just like Harry Potter, who I was so close to placing there even though he begged me not to’ he informed me before SLYTHERIN beamed throughout the entire hall, deafening almost every student.
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