The dying flames flicker on the walls of the cave, illuminating the wolf in front of us as we stared at him. He nodded slowly, his eyes glinting as the light caught them. Silence rung in the cave as we gawked, mouths hanging open in surprise. It was several minutes later when he spoke.
"My father was merlin, yes. I remain aware of the outside world by word of centaur and the occasional hogwarts ghost. My sister visits sometimes. You know, the Grey Lady. But not very often. We don't share the same father, you see," He sighed into the fire. "When I lived, my name was Peter Warluckson, though only ever my parents and my sister called me by that name. To most, I am simply the white wolf." We nodded, checking the level of the moon and wondering how long until our schoolmates started to wake for morning classes.
"Again, I trust that you will keep all of this to yourselves?" He asked us, shuffling his paws and looking at the floor.
"Yes, sir. And we will tell the grey Lady to come down and visit you soon." I said quickly.
"No, no son, you don't have to- to do that. I don't want to... trouble her." We looked at him questioningly. "We had an argument, last time she visited. I think we should wait a while to speak again." I nodded, and we began to trek out of the cave and along the long lonely trail back to school.
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"He had an awful childhood," said Newt. "I'm surprised he didn't go crazy in that cave all by himself. We should probably visit him sometimes. I wonder what he and his sister argued about?" He added, when silence greeted his words.
"Probably about Rowena's will. I mean, why did Helena get all of it? He should have got something! " Said Sky. I shrugged. I was too concentrated on studying my new earring and bag.
"Sky, do you reckon you could pierce my ear before we go back to school? I want to figure out how to use it tomorrow night." I asked.
"Yeah, I could pierce your ear, but no way are we coming into the forest tomorrow night. We have to study for flitwick's test the next day!!" Me and Newt rolled our eyes at echoer, but kept walking. Besides, if I didn't get some sleep soon, I was going to collapse.
Before we left the forbidden forest, Sky had severed a hole in my wolf ear with her wand, and had stick my earring into it. It felt oddly light, despite it being made from silver. I had admired it in the reflection of a puddle for a while before Newt called me out by saying:
"C'mon Narcissus, we need to get some sleep before history of Magic." I rolled my eyes and we all morphed and walked back to our four posters, snuggling down into our beds for a long, long nights rest.