A Wolf's Demise

As Teddy Lupin and his two faithful friends embark on a rough journey through their sixth year, they have to cope with werewolves, animagi, metamorphogises, centaurs, and young love. But will they have the strength to defeat their newest enemy, that threatens to disrupt life in the forest as they know it?

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22. A Head in the Fire

 

   I know you guys are upset with me!! I promise to update more often, I've just been busy working on a paper for Language Arts. I will be publishing that one too when its done, so stayed tuned!

 

      Saturday seemed to take forever to arrive. It dragged its feet through to following days, and by the time it was finally saturday, I was about ready to burst. Newton, Sky and I were making our way through the snowy streets of Hogsmeade.

      "Ted, don't you think we're a bit early?" Asked Newt, glancing at his wristwatch. "It's only 9. We're supposed to meet Luna at 10:28." I nodded.

      "We can stop at the 3 broomstick. Anyone fancy a burger?" They nodded vigorously, and we walked inside the pub happily. We made small talk as we ate, but I could tell the mystery of Dash Scamander was on everyone's mind.

      At 10 o'clock we walked into the Hog's Head. An ancient looking man stood behind the bar, wiping an old dirty glass with an older and dirtier rag. He nodded at us, amusement in his sparkling blue eyes, and I suddenly relized who he was.

     "Aberforth?" I asked, and the man laughed. 

     "Thats the name. If I remember correctly, you three are the second of two groups who came in here for some mischief." I smiled, and he shook his head, still chuckling.  "I'll clear out the customers." Newt, Sky and I thanked him, and by the time everyone was out of the pub, It was 10:27.

    "ARGH!" Sky yellped, and she leaped back from the fireplace. I would have too, if it was my first time seeing someone's head in the fire. Esspecialy if it was someone's like this.

     Luna was barely recognizable. Her face was puffy and purple, and one of her eyes was swollen shut. A cut ran from her left cheek to the right side of her neck, and she was sobbing, gasping out of the fire. Newt fell backwards in his chair, but I leaned forward. Luna's hand reached from the fire, and she grabbed the collar of my shirt and pulled to towards her, and I could see her missing teeth.

     "Save my son!" She whispered. Even her voice was broken, and her message was barely loud enough for me to hear. 

     "Lun-" I began, but she was screaming, and a huge hand seized her by the hair, and she was gone. I stared. Sky silently sobbed behind me, and Newt was sitting on the ground, looking as though he had been struck by lightening. He turned to me and said slowly.

     "Ted... This is going to be harder than I thought."

 

 

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