Ok, fair warning. This bit is going to be a bit intense.
I slipped in and out of conscienceness over the next couple hours. When I was finally alert, I realized that some time over the night I must have morphed back into my human form. I sat up quickly when my mind recalled what had happened earlier. My eyes searched the landscape around me, but I didn't see them anywhere.
I was still in the forest, but the centaurs must have carried me much closer to the edge. I could see the soft green light flooding through the trees, the sun calling its warm welcome as it rose in the sky.
The leaves behind me rustled, and out stepped the same centaur from earlier. He was extremely buff, even more than me, with a bow slung around his shoulder. He had a saber in his hand, and he was running his finger along it, testing the sharpness. His long horse body was grey, dappled with darker grey flecks, much like a horse I had once seen on a trip into the muggle world with Harry.
"You are foolish, human," He rumbled, his voice quiet but full of authority. "You should know that we never allow humans to roam our forest... and I know that you are not even an entire human." I stood, facing him and brushing the leaves off my jacket.
"Please, sir, we became animaguses to help with my problem. Isn't there anything that we can do to prove we are trustworthy to be in your forest, Mr.-?"
"Taurus. And yes there is one thing you can do. But... I doubt you will be able to accomplish such a feat, measley human that you are."
I rolled my eyes. "You know, you are really racist. Anyway, Im not even a full human. And where are my friends!?"
Taurus sighed. "I allowed your friends to return to school. They will be waiting for you in your common room." He paused, studying me through his deep brown eyes. "And yes, maybe you will be able to get what I need without much trouble since you have that handy invisibility cloak. " I gaped at him, my eyes opened wide.
"How do you-"
"I am a friend of Firenze." There was a silence.
" So what do you need me to get?" He sighed again.
"My son in grievously ill. We do not have the ingredients nor the cauldron to make him a healing potion. If you make him a draught of Sanitatem and bring it to me in this spot in 3 sunrises, you may roam the forest as you please." I looked at him, a question bubbling from my mouth.
"Wont the other centaurs think it a betrayal to have help by a human?" I asked.
"The only other centaur I am concerned with is my son. Deal or no deal?"
I thought, then nodded, holding out my hand, and we shook. I set out on my way, up the winding steps, through the front gate and into the ravenclaw commons.
Hey guys!! I SOOOO appreciate the reads! PLEASE PLEASE comment and like. Comment what you think will happen next, or any suggestions! I though you may want to know what some of the characters names mean, so here goes.
Skylar Vulpez: Skylar is a character from the Familiars, one of my faves. Vulpez means fox in latin.
Newton Galilei: Newton, for of course Sir Issiac Newton, and galilei for Galileo Galilei.
Drought of Sanintatem: Sanintatem means healing in Latin.
Taurus: roughly translates to centaur in latin
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