A Magical Year (Magical trilogy book #2)

*Complete* 1976 ... Last year, Alex and Kyle visited Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with their school. They're best friends, and more like a brother and sister. Hogwarts was not the kind of school they expected to ever visit, since it taught REAL magic. And they never expected to meet such people there, people who they'd love.
Because of this love, Alex got the ability to make some simple spells; a talent that it so rare that it's nearly impossible. Now what'll happen when Alex turns from a muggle to a part-witch? And what will the Ministry of Magic decide to do about her?


89. The Clue





Alex and I were sitting with professor Flitwick. Alex wanted to ask him something about the homework he gave her, and I wanted to sit and talk to her before tomorrow's task. She kept asking him questions and eventually I was interested to know the answers. 

Last thing she asked him was about the Revealing Charm. Aparecium. 

"It can reveal the secrets of any invisible ink." 

"It's kind of scary, really." I said. Alex nodded agreeing. 

"Also quite exciting." 

"It might also reveal some strange kinds of ink, you know. Not truly ink, but some enchanted bottled liquids that might contain secret words, all the wizard or witch has to do is to simply spill the liquid on a piece of parchment and then cast the Revealing Charm on it - it will cause it to reveal the liquid's secrets. It might also not be a liquid but a creature's saliva, or sweat or even blood. It rarely happens with people, though, mostly it happens with magical creatures. People often used it on centaurs. They used to kill them or injure them to get information out of them. Centaurs, as you know, know about the future, so taking some of their blood, spilling it on a piece of parchment and them using the Revealing Charm would tell some knowledge or information the creature has. Some say the Truth Serum might as well have the same effect, but I'm not that good with potions. I guess you should ask professor Slughorn about it."

"Oh my God!" Alex said. I could tell she realized something. It must've helped her with her homework or something. "Thank you so much professor." She then turned to me, "Come Kyle, I should tell you about something." 

Alex took me with her to the common room after answering the eagle's question and wanted to get me into her dorm, then realizing I can't, she decided we'd better go to my room. She brought something from her dorm though, I didn't get to see what it was until we reached my dorm, closing the door behind us. 

"This must work, Kyle." She held Aragog's poison in her hand and a piece of parchment in her other. I realized what she was trying to do. I had the poison I got under my bed, so I brought it. She spilled her poison on the parchment and then pointing her wand at it she said, "Aparecium." At first, nothing happened. Then it happened slowly. The poison-blue parchment showed black letters. 


Choose a good dueler.


"That's Aragog's advice for us?" She wondered. "Where's your poison?" She asked. I handed her mine and she did the same thing. 


Choose a good flier.


It said. 

"So what do you think?" She asked. 

"I think the second task will be about choosing, somehow. Maybe there will be some people we can choose from and each one of us should chose the one the clue mentioned. You should chose the best dueler and I should chose the best flier. I don't know." I said, because I truly didn't. What will this task be like? 

"I think I'll chose a good dueler and a good flier. I think that's what you should do too." She said. 

"It's not fair, though, right?" I asked.

"What do you mean?"

"I mean, revealing this poison's secret required magic, and I'm a muggle. Without you I wouldn't have gotten my clue." 

"Yeah, it's not." She paused. "But maybe, they knew I'd help you with it." I smiled at her. 

"They knew you'd be there for me." She smiled back. 



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