For Harry and the other Champions, the two allotted months passed much too quickly for their liking. Harry had two weeks left until the dragon when he realized that he had no idea what to do and started to panic.
It was Moody that gave Harry the idea to fly on his broomstick, but he didn't know how to get his broom there. Lea was talking with the non-gits of the Golden Trio when she found this out and asked why he just didn't summon his broom to him like the spell Flitwick was explaining when he was going through the syllabus for the year.
"You are brilliant!!! I have to go and talk to McGonagall," Hermione said with a rush and she tore off running.
"She's running in the halls," Harry said in awe as we saw one of the teachers yell at Hermione to stop running in the halls.
"Never thought I would see the day that Hermione Jean Granger would be breaking such a rule if the school, friend, or the world was not at risk," Lea agreed with a chuckle. "Oh, I visited the dragons, by the way." She added it as a after thought so that Harry, who was still staring at the rule breaking Hermione, took about a minute of silence to figure out what she had said.
"YOU DID WHAT?!?!" Harry yelled, getting several different and Houses to stare/glare at him.
"Yeah, friendly animals, vastly misunderstood creatures, they are," Lea said, unknowingly quoting Hagrid.
"You're worse than Hagrid," Harry said with a bit of fear.
"Yep!! Look what all four did," Lea said as she let Harry see the dragons on her neck.
"Is that a tattoo?" Harry asked in awe.
"Kind of, anyway, I don't know if I should let anyone see, and I can choose who can see through the dragon magic. Sev is obviously going to know, you have seen it, so that's again obvious, I'll talk with 'Mione about it, Draco, and possibly another girl," Lea said thoughtfully, obviously talking more to herself more than Harry.
Harry, meanwhile, was choking on his own saliva and coughing to get air into his lungs.
"You okay," Hermione asked as she sat back down, looking rather pleased with herself and hair flying everywhere.
"Yeah, your not having an asthma attack, are you," Lea asked as Harry caught his breath.
"What did you just call Snape," Harry asked, ignoring the girls' questions.
"Seeeevvvv...... Craaaaaap. I can't call him by his first name in public," Lea groaned. "You are horrible influences on me, so is Hagrid."
"You call professors by their first name," Hermione asked, incredulously.
"Only Severus and Remus," Lea assured the two Gryffindors, only for their faces to look more shocked. "Well, Severus is like a dad to, same as Remus. Plus, Remus is kinda like my werewolf father. Hey, where are the twins? I need to speak with them," Lea said. She had just gotten a great idea for a prank and she knew exactly who was going to be blamed.
"Ummm.... Fred and George are in the Great Hall. Why?" Hermione asked getting frightened by the look in Lea's eye.
"No reason. Just need their help with something, and possibly Peeves' help will be needed," Lea muttered to herself, not realizing the other two could hear her.
"Don't do anything like what you two did in DADA and Potions last year. We've had enough of Peeves singing," Harry said, not really caring about it much.
"No, no. Nothing like that," Lea said as the plan started to cement itself into Lea's mind.
Lea got up then and walked to the Weasley twins, who were deciding which prank would bring Ron back to his senses.
"Forget about that, I need your help," Lea said as she sat down at the Gryffindor table.
"What's our favorite Slytherin need from us," the twins asked at the same time.
"Is there any way that you could possibly get about two pounds of catnip into the school," Lea asked.
"Easily. What's your plan?" Fred asked.
"Oh, you'll find out. Oh, Ron is going to be taking the blame," Lea said as she smiled evilly.
"No problem. We'll have the merchandise by tomorrow night. Have fun," George said as they thought of what the nip might be used for. They realized it too late to go and ask Lea for ideas as she was already smiling and talking to Draco at the Slytherin table.
"We need to get her on our side," Fred said in awe.
"And never get on her bad," George agreed.
Meanwhile, Hermione and Harry were starting to practice the Accio charm and were making a bit of progress.
"I don't know if I'll be able to summon my broom by the time I have to face the dragon," Harry said in despair that night.
"Come on Harry, it'll be fine. Besides we have to master this by the day after tomorrow incase Lea's new prank has some weird after effects," Hermione pointed out. They practiced every spare moment for the next twenty-four hours and mastered the spell.
"Next time I need to learn a spell in a rush, just threaten me with a dragon and Lea," Harry joked as they went to bed that night.
Meanwhile, Lea was off hiding two pounds of catnip in a classroom, a teacher's office, and the Great Hall.