After a few days Lockhart came in during Transfiguration and announced "I will, be hosting a Duel Club!"
Everyone was silent because of McGonagall's face. Her face was red. "You can tell them when they're in your own class Professor Lockhart!" She said.
"Oh-yes, of course." Lockhart said awkwardly, "Just couldn't contain myself. Look to your notice boards in your common rooms everyone!" he flashed his teeth at the class and positively pranced out of the classroom.
Lockhart was right, that night a piece of paper advertising the Dueling Club was posted on the Gryffindor common room's notice board.
"What do you reckon is going to happen to Lockhart?" Harry asked with a grin. "He's going to pick a Professor to assist him and that Professor is going to kick his butt!" Scarlett exclaimed.
Hermione glared at the twins which made them burst into giggles. Those giggles changed into roars of laughter.
"What are you two laughing about?" Fred asked.
"Well Freddiekins, that's for us to know and for you to find out isn't it!" Scarlett said.
Fred smirked at her.
"I have my reasons for keeping secrets Frederick." Scarlett told him.
"Nobody calls me that anymore, Scarlett Elizabeth." Fred retorted.
"Going to play the middle name games are we now!" Scarlett exclaimed, "Frederick Gideon. "
"Potter." Fred replied.
"Weasley." Scarlett retorted.
Fred raised an eyebrow.
Scarlett narrowed her eyebrows.
Fred sighed and said, "George just wanted me to tell you that he doesn't like you in that way."
"Anything else?" Scarlett asked.
"That's all." Fred replied and left Scarlett looking disappointed.
Scarlett soon shook it off but Harry could tell that she was still hurt.
"Let's go to that stupid Dueling Club." Scarlett said.
Scarlett, Harry, Ron and Hermione left the common room and left for the Great Hall, where the Dueling Club was being hosted.
"Welcome, welcome, welcome." Lockhart said, standing on a platform, "I will be hosting this dueling club with my assistant. Professor Snape."
Professor Snape came on to the platform and sneered.
"We will be showing you how to duel." Lockhart said smiling at the audience. Scarlett rolled her eyes as he threw the cape he was wearing to the girls who squealed with delight.
Lockhart and Snape took three step toward each other, pulled their wands up to their faces, put them back to their sides and went back to their original positions.
"On three." Lockhart said "One, two, three."
"EXPELLIARMUS!" Snape roared.
Lockhart flew backward and several girls gasped.
"Do you think he's alright?" Hermione asked.
"Who cares?" Scarlett replied.
Lockhart got up and laughed.
"It was pretty obvious what you were going to do, I could of stopped you if I wanted to." Lockhart said. "Well, Harry you will be dueling Mr. Malfoy and Scarlett, you will be dueling Miss Parkinson.
Harry walked onto the platform, and so did Malfoy. They took three step toward each other and pulled their wands up to their faces.
"Scared Potter?" Malfoy sneered. "You wish." Harry retorted. They put their wands down and walked backward.
"One, two, three!" Lockhart instructed.
"Rictusempra!" Harry said.
Malfoy was laughing as he choked "Serpensortia!" A snake appeared and slithered towards Harry. "Stop. Leave everyone alone. Leave." Harry said. The snake left as Snape destroyed it.
Harry got off the platform as Scarlett guided him to the common room.