7. The Duelling Club
Today in DADA Lockhart said that he was starting a duelling club for all years to teach them to fight against anything that we would happen to come across. He said it was "essential" that we came. It was obvious that Dumbledore wanted us to be able to fight anything that could come from the Chamber of Secrets.
After our last lesson we went into the Great Hall and instead of the regular five tables there was a big blue rectangular platform with stars on. "Ok class. Today we are going to practise defensive spells. For this lesson I am going to use Proffessor Snape as my assistant. One example of a spell that you could use is. Stupefy!" He sent Snape flying across the platform and then Snape sent a spell back. "Expeliarmus!" Lockhart's wand went to one side of the room and then he went to retrieve it. "Ok. Now we have had our example we will have a student against me. So lets have you." He pointed at me so I got up onto the platform and we started a duel. "So. You bow." He said and we bowed to each other then held our wands in a ready position. "Stupefy!" He called. I moved my wand quickly and the spell bounced off and hit the wall. "Ok. Ok. Blocking spells already thats good." While he wasn't focused I decided that I should try to send a spell at him. "Stupefy." I shouted and he flew across the platform and landed on the floor. "Thats good. Now lets try a pair of you. Harry. And Snape you choose one." Lockhart got up and looked a little bit irritated that I beat him at a duel. "Mr Malfoy up you get please." I got down and Harry was about to go against Malfoy. They were part-way through the duel when Malfoy said "Serpensortia!" A snake came from his wand and Harry started talking to it. But not in a normal way. In some sort of strange language that none of us had heard before. Afterwards Harry, Ron, Hermione and I met up in the corridor. "Harry what were you doing?" I asked. "I don't know. The snake was there and for some reason I happened to know some strange language that is defienitly not english, thai, indian, russian or anything else." He replied. "Harry. You were speaking parseltongue." Ron said. "What." I said. "Parseltongue. talking to snakes. The last know person to speak it was You Know Who!"