Chapter 2 : The Assignment
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January 3rd 2022
“Welcome back students. I trust you have all had a good Christmas break and are ready to get started back into Defence against the Dark Arts.” Professor Higgins said to the Sixth year Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry students.
“Now this term, your syllabus will be slightly different. Most of you chose to continue on with this subject because you wish to become an Auror and therefore we will be doing some work in that area for the majority of term. This’ll benefit you greatly in your journey to become an Auror. Now I know some of you want to participate in another profession and that’s fine.” He paused, looking around at his students.
“In your main subject: for example Potions if you wish to be a Healer, there will be a large topic for that instead. You will still be learning from your other subjects and try to incorporate those subjects within this project but you will not be required to include them. Now for the task-” The class held their breath in excitement.
“You and your partner – which will be assigned by me-” There was an audible groan. “Will choose a house that is haunted and investigate it. That includes mapping the building and trying to learn more about the ghost. Now for the defence part.
Most ghosts encountered can be dangerous at first and you will need to protect yourself. If you don’t have to then count yourself lucky but chances are you’ll need to defend yourself a bit. To have a better experience; you’ll be staying at a house that is close to the haunted building,” excited chatter filled the room.
“But we have to authorize the house and there must be an adult living with you as you’re all still underage. The rest of this lesson will be spent on planning and deciding which house and ghost to study. Alright, the partners are as follows:
Eliza Huntley-Greene with Alice Prentice
Olivia McDonald with Anna Jones
Nigel Zabini with Tiffany Abbott
Celine Crabbe with Benjamin Griffiths
Annabel Wood with Alex Belby
Emily Jordan with Henry McLaggen
Francesca Avery with Sarah Smith
and Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy.
Please now sit with your partner to discuss what to do. You will be sitting with your partner until later notice. If you have any troubles or queries, feel free to ask.” The Professor finished and returned to his desk.
Albus Potter looked up and quickly glared at both Professor Higgins and Scorpius.
“Malfoy?” Eliza muttered to Albus, “What the hell is Higgins thinking? Just don’t kill each other alright? I’ll see you after class okay babe?”
“Yeah sure,” Albus replied, heaving himself off his seat and sat in the empty one next to Malfoy as Eliza headed off to Alice.
“Malfoy. Let’s just get this over with.”
“Agreed. Well I live in a neighborhood without anything silly and dangerous so it’ll have to be in yours.” Malfoy said pretentiously.
“What are you suggesting Malfoy?” Albus growled, his wand pointing at Malfoy.
“Nothing,” Malfoy said innocently, “I’m just saying that the area where I live has no crime and definitely no haunted houses. You must have assumed something different.”
Albus glared at him before sighing and replying.
”There is one house in Godric’s Hollow which we aren’t allowed to enter. I think it’s because it’s haunted.” Albus said, thinking.
Scorpius stared at him, “Of course it will be, if you all avoid it like the plague. Well that’s useful, if it’s in Godric’s Hollow, someone is sure to live there.”
“Yeah, like my parents.”
Scorpius smirked. “Exactly. Well that’s our work done. Let’s go tell Higgins and finish this already.”
Ok... so... um hi. :) I haven't uploaded since forever, BUT I PROMISE YOU I WILL GET BETTER! Hehe. So no Nymphadora in this chapter but you get to meet Albus and Scorp (NOTE: They are approx. 16/17 years old).
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Edited on 2/11/12 with help from my beta pottergirl7
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