"Sky, just hold your wand still and focus on a happy thought. Cmon, you can do it." I said, steading her wrist with my hand. "The incantation is Expecto Patronum. Got that?" She nodded.
We were back in the room of requirement. It looked exactly as it had the day before except there was a big rattling trunk in the middle of the room. I was teaching them how to cast patronuses so we would know what form they would take as an animal. Luckily, Skylar's worst fear was a dementor, so we could practice on the boggart in the trunk.
"On three," I said. She nodded determinedly. "One," I undid the lock on the trunk. "Two," I took the lock off completely. "Three!" I opened the trunk. I could immediately feel the cold that gripped the room, that twisted my stomach in knots. I readied my wand in case Sky needed assistance. This was her eighth try, but I had a feeling she would get it this time.
"Expecto Patronum!!" She said, her determination showing in her eyes. A feeble light flickered at the end of her wand. The spark of light enthralled her, and she pushed harder than ever. "EXPECTO PATRONUM!!!!!" With a mighty burst of effort, a silvery fox leaped from Sky's wand. It forced the boggart back into the trunk and paced the room, leaving a glittering trail behind it. Sky beamed.
"Well done! Now lets see them together!" I said. Newt, of course, had gotten it first try just before Sky. Skylar's fox was joined by a sparkling bobcat. I laughed and my wolf joined the two, running circles around them.
"I think we're ready." Said Newt. We regained seriousness. He walked back to his blackboard and flipped it around to display the plan. "So we use the Time turner sent to us by Teddy's dad to travel back to our 3rd year. We then place one mandrake leave each into our past selves mouth by leading them in here and writing the message on this board. Then, hopefully, our past selves will start the process using the information contained is this book here. Sky and I should be O.K because we are going to the date on which our old school let us tour here." He pointed to an open book on his desk, next to 3 mandrake leaves. "If the plan works, we will be anamagi by tomorrow at lunch. Shall we meet in here?" Sky and I nodded in consent. " Then let us begin." He smiled and put the chain of the time turner around all three of our necks, turned the little hourglass 3 times, and we were swallowed by space and time.
It felt like I was being squeezed through a rubber tube and stretched to my limit at the same time. There was no light, but it felt like my eyes were being burned. When at last my feet seemed to touch the ground (it could have been hours, or in fact no time at all), I gasped for breath. We were in the middle of the quidditch pitch. There was a game going on, but we were all under my invisibility cloak. Newt looked vivid.
"We just time traveled!!" He said, his eyes alight with excitement.
"No time to waste, Newt!! Lets go!" Said Sky. We crawled out of the pitch and into the cover of the forbidden forest before taking off the cloak. Sky handed the cloak to me, and her and Newton took off towards the hogwarts entrance. I stared to run to ravenclaw tower, until I looked at the sky. My blood ran cold. For just appearing in the sky was a full moon.
My past self was in wolf form.