Chapter 12 : Pettigrew
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Peter Pettigrew with his hands handcuffed into a metal post that stands infront of him, sat into one of the vacant rooms of the Ministry of Magic. A small, muscular man with his robes full of dust and slime and his face with overgrown beard. His blood shot eyes keep darting to the door across from him and to the window to his right.
If only I have watched my moves, I wouldn’t be caught, he thought.
“ Hey, Ron! Want to have a drink first?” asked Seamus to Ron whose looking around the dark streets of Hogsmeade.
Ron nodded. “Yeah, I think I need that. Let’s go over there.” Said Ron pointing to a pub across the street. Seamus and Ron went inside the Goblets and Tanks, one of the most popular pubs besides The Three Broomsticks. The pub is crowded full of Wizards taking a break after their work. Seamus and Ron sat in one of the tables and signaled for the waitress to take their orders.
“What are your orders, sirs?” asked the pretty witch wearing a fitted robes and smiling at them.
“ I..um…” stuttered Seamus looking at the waitress’ chest.
“ I will have a large tankard of Butterbeer with vanilla foam and Blueberry cheese cauldron cake.” Said Ron with flourish while the waitress scribbled his order into a piece of parchment.
Seamus cleared his throat. “ An Irish Portar please.” Said Seamus winking at the waitress. “And yeah, and Apple cauldron cakes.”
The waitress giggled as she scribbled Seamus’ orders.
“And your name please?” asked the waitress to Seamus.
Seamus smiled at her.” I’m….”
“Lavender. Lavender is the name of her girlfriend.” Cut Ron.
The waitress frowned at Seamus whose mouth hanging open.” Oh, I see. Just wait for your orders. “ said the waitress in a cold voice.
Ron laughed when Seamus punched him playfully at his shoulder. ”You git!! I haven’t been flirting for almost a year now!”
The waitress came back 5 minutes later with their orders avoiding to look at Seamus’ eyes while Ron snorted with laughter. Seamus and Ron began to eat.
“So, how‘s Hermione?” asked Seamus while he chewed his cauldron cake.
Ron swallowed then wiped his llips. “ She’s okay. She’s due next month. I can’t wait for our boy to come.” Said Ron.
Seamus pats his back. “Good for you, mate! I’m still planning to ask Lavender to marry me.”
Ron laughed. “ Really? That’s great!”
Seamus snickered. “ I know. I’m growing old now might as well start a family of my own. How’s Harry in Azkaban? “
Ron groaned. “ He’s doing okay when I last visit him. He miss being outside.”
Seamus and Ron continued eating. Ron look around the pub watching the wizards enjoying their drinks. Suddenly, Ron noticed a man sitting across from them. He’s wearing dusty robes
With a hood that’s covering his head. His eyes are hidden from the shadows of the cloak. He’s drinking from his goblet. Ron stared at the man, thinking where he had seen him before. He elbowed Seamus and nod at the direction of the man.
“Seamus, look at that man.” commanded Ron.
Seamus look up from his goblet .He saw the man that Ron’s pointing at him looking around the pub and twirling his wand.
“ What’s wrong with that man? First time to see a man twirling his wand?” asked Seamus.
Ron hesitated. “ It’s like I’ve seen him somewhere before, I don’t know when.” Said Ron still staring at the man.
Seamus shrugged.” Must be some old friend of your Dad’s.” he said as he continued eating.
Ron continued to stare at the man. The man twirled his wand slowly staring at his table. Ron look at him as a beam of light from the post outside shined his face. He saw him as he keep on twitching his nose and wrinkling it. His eyes lay on the man’s hand that keeps on twirling the wand. He noticed that the man has only 4 fingers. His ring finger is missing! He remembered his old rat, Scabbers also known as Pettigrew had only 4 fingers on his right hand. Pettigrew’s Animagus form is a rat! No wonder he kept on twitching his nose like a rat itself! Ron banged his goblet hard into the table making Seamus jumped.
“ What the…..!” cried Seamus.
Ron silenced Seamus. “ I think we found him.” Whispered Ron not taking his eyes away from the man.
“ Who? The rat?” asked Seamus. He followed Ron’s gaze.
Seamus choked on his cake. “That’s Pettigrew? “ he whispered.
Ron nodded. “Yeah. I see that he has only 4 fingers and he keeps on twitching his nose. He’s small and he looks so suspicious.”
Seamus stared at the man. “ Yeah, It must be him. Now what we’re going to do?” he asked.
Ron took a long sip on his tankard and set it down, excitement showing into his eyes.
“ Just act natural. If he leaves, we will follow him wherever he go.”
“ How about calling the authorities?” asked Seamus.
Ron look at him. “They can wait besides don’t forget..We’re armed!” he said pointing at his first class Auror’s wand.
Seamus and Ron stared secretly at Pettigrew. Just then, Pettigrew stood up, threw a few coins into his table and left. Ron and Seamus stood up too, both of them throwing money into their table and followed Pettigrew making his way out of the crowded pub.
“What we’ll we do now?” asked Seamus as they walked slowly following Pettigrew. Ron thought for a moment. Then he get his wand and pointed to the both of them.
“ Invisiblum!” he muttered. Both of them disappeared and quickly follow Pettigrew. They saw Pettigrew walking towards a house just a few blocks from the pub. Ron and Seamus trailed him. Pettigrew went inside the house quietly. Suddenly, they hear a cry of surprise and a rushing sound with a bright green light. Ron and Seamus quickly appeared and went inside the house. They saw Pettigrew standing over a man’s body. Ron seized the opportunity and pointed his wand at him.
“ Boundecium!” he yelled. Strands of ropes wrapped Pettigrew as he look at Ron and Seamus with surprise.
Seamus pointed his wand at Pettigrew. “ Deanimagus!!” he yelled. Pettigrew squealed with pain as it shot him. The spell will prevent him to change into a rat.
“Hi Scabbers! Remember me?” Ron sang out looking at Pettigrew. He walked towards the dead body and gasped.
“Who is it?” asked Seamus as he wait for his wand to connect into the Ministry.
“It’s Allan Nott. An ex death eater and a friend of dad.” He muttered looking sadly at the dead body.
Seamus shook his head sadly and talked to his wand. “ Yeah, we found him!! Go here, sir!Immediately!” cried Seamus,laughing. Ron pointed his wand at Pettigrew who glared at the both of them.
“Now, Harry’s free!” he said happily.
Seamus laughed loudly. “ I can hear a thousand galleons pouring over my head!” A moment later, Cornelius Fudge accompanied by a couple of Dementors and Sirius Black appeared right in front of them. Sirius let out a yell of happiness hugging Ron and Seamus. Cornelius Fudge let the Dementors carry Pettigrew hiding him into their cloaks while Pettigrew screamed.
“Sorry, Pettigrew. It’s payback time.” Said Fudge smiling at Pettigrew.
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