16. The day of the interview
The next morning Rita Skeeter arrived at the school to do interviews with the champions for the daily prophet. Hermione had a real dislike for the woman. Her articles were always preposterous and stupidly over exaggerated. When Harry left for the interview Hermione told him " Be careful with her Harry I'm sure she is a very tricky and manipulative woman." "Ok I will don't worry" Harry replied.
When Harry was gone Hermione wrote to her father, Sirius Black. She was concerned about Harry and everything that has happened recently.
I am really worried about Harry. His name came out of the Goblet of fire and he seemed shocked but I don't know if he was putting it on or not. I don't think he will listen to me so please talk to him for me. He has wrote to you about his dream I'm sure and its weird. Ask him about it he said there was wormtail and Voldemort but he couldn't say who the other man was. Somethings not right I can feel it.
I miss seeing you every day but I'm being kept busy with school work. Me and Ginny have found that Ron is getting very frustrated with the fact that Harry is a triwizard champion. I think Ron wanted to put his name in but because of the 17 years old law he couldn't. Fred and George tried to use and ageing potion to put their names in but it back fired and they have only just gotten rid of the white beards and hair. I hope you and buckbeak are ok and I can't wait to see you both at christmas.
Love your dearest daughter
She sent the letter using a school owl from the owlery. She enjoyed the walk in the cool air but was starting to get cold as she reached the stone circle. She quickened her pace across the suspension bridge and made it back to the warmth of the Gryffindor common room in record time. She sat in a comfy arm chair near where Ginny was doing an essay as Harry walked in. He slumped into the couch and sighed. Both the girls turned to him "Are you alright Harry" asked Ginny who had put down her quill and moved onto the couch next to Harry. "Rita Skeeter made half the interview up and it hasn't even been published yet. Who knows what else she will make up." said Harry as he vented his anger to the girls. "Ron hates me cos I am a champion I didn't even want to" He held a letter in his hand which had Sirius's handwriting on. Hermione knew that her dad was going to talk to Harry soon and to let it take its course. If she got involved Harry was more likely to resist.
The rest of the day went by calmly and neither Ron nor Harry had any outbursts at each other. If only it would last Hermione thought as she finished up her potions essay that snape had set the day before.