Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 90: 1st Quidditch Opponent

Chapter 90: 1st Quidditch Opponent

Although Evan said he trusted him, Hermiones face was still as gloomy as the dark night sky. She could not believe that Professor Lupin actually would be a Werewolf, the news was simply too shocking!

I tell you what, are we missing something here? Ron looked suspiciously at Evan and Hermione.

Harry and Colin nodded along with him wanting answers.

Evan and Hermione looked at each other. Hermione was not sure if she should tell them that Professor Lupin was a Werewolf. Since both Dumbledore and Evan believed in him, she should also keep it secret. Whats more, Professor Lupin was particularly friendly, and nothing like the image of a vicious Werewolf.

Hermione quietly kicked Evan under the table and nodded so that he answers Rons question.

Evan didnt have an idea on how to put it for his friends. Fortunately, he saw Oliver Wood coming over with an angry face and the Gryffindor Quidditch team gathered.

Bad news, we wont play against Slytherin tomorrow! he said angrily. Professor McGonagall just told me that our opponent tomorrow will be Hufflepuff.

Why? the other players asked in one voice.

Slytherins excuse is that their injured players arm is not healed yet. Wood frowned, furiously panting. But the purpose of this is obvious. They just dont want to play in such weather and think it would destroy their chances to win.

Hogwarts had been stormy in recent days. As Wood finished his words, everyone heard the rumbling of thunder outside the castle.

Slytherins Seeker? Angelina said in surprise.

It is Draco Malfoy. His arm was injured in the Care of Magical Creatures class in the first week of school when he was attacked by Hagrids Buckbeak! Ron whispered. But that was exactly what he deserved. If I were Buckbeak, I wouldve given him a harder time.

Malfoys arm has nothing anymore! said Harry furiously. Its completely healed!

I understand, but we cant prove it, Wood said bitterly. They used this as an excuse when talking to professor Snape

I knew it was him! Harry and Ron shouted in disgust.

The problem now is that we have been practicing for Slytherin and we are playing against the Hufflepuff team tomorrow. Their style is quite different. Even more troublesome is that this year, they have a new Captain and Seeker: Cedric Diggori.

As soon as his voice fell, Angelina, Alicia, and Katie suddenly giggled.

What are you laughing at? Wood said curiously disapproving this carefree behavior.

You mean that tall, handsome looking boy, right? Angelina said.

The strong, non-talkative one. Katie added, Hes really charming.

They began to giggle again, and Wood and Fred looked very unhappy.

He doesnt talk often because hes too stupid to say two words in a row said Fred impatiently. Oliver, I dont understand why you should worry. The Hufflepuff team is an easy opponent. When we last played against them, Harry took the Golden Snitch in only five minutes. Dont you remember?

We were in a completely different situation! Wood shouted, his eyes slightly protruding. Diggory organized a strong team. He is an excellent Seeker! Your thinking worries me. We must not underestimate the enemy! We must tackle the main issues. Slytherin wants to observe us on every step of the way looking for our mistakes. We must win this year!

Woods voice was loud; loud enough to make most people in the auditorium turn his way curiously.

Oliver, take it easy and dont get angry.

Fred panicked a little: We will take Hufflepuff seriously, we are serious!

All team training, at 3 oclock in the afternoon, all the players should gather at the Quidditch stadium. We must come up with a set of coping strategies.

No one spoke. Everyone nodded palely.

In their eyes, Evan saw the storm of thoughts within their minds. He silently prayed for these guys.

Evan could understand Woods mood. This year was his last year at Hogwarts. He had to get the Quidditch Cup. Since Harry joined the team, the Gryffindor team had clearly been the strongest in the school, but in the past two years, they had always encountered all kinds of accidents, and eventually missed the Quidditch Cup.

To be more precise, it was Harry who was really unreliable. Apart from being an outstanding Seeker, he had to get a career as a part-time hero! If Gryffindor would not get the Quidditch Cup this year because of him, there would be no need for Voldemort, because Wood would kill Harry himself.

Yeah, he had it in his eyes!

The sudden training continued until seven oclock in the evening. Evan had just persuaded Hermione not to tell anybody that Professor Lupin was a Werewolf. Then, he saw the members of the team crawl into the common room looking exhausted. After a bit of talking, they went to the Dormitory and fell asleep.

The next day, about five oclock in the morning, Evan woke up. He was awakened by the roaring winds outside the castle. He could hear the rumbling thunder in the air, the turmoil of the wind hitting the castle walls, and the sound of the trees in the Forbidden Forest.

He walked out of the bedroom with his sleepy eyes and saw that Harry had been dressed and took his light Nimbus 2000 quietly in front of the fireplace in the common room.

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There was no light in the fireplace, and the entire public lounge was really dark.

Oh, Harry! When did you get up?

Good morning, Evan! Harry said with a worried voice. About three oclock, I was awakened by Peeves. He kept blowing air on my neck.

And then you have been sitting here all this time?!

Yeah, Crookshanks wanted to sneak into our dormitory. I sat on the stairs so that he wouldnt get there. The guys needed to rest.

But you need to take a break, too! said Evan in surprise. In three hours, youll have to spend a whole day outside flying in such ghostly weather.

Im not sleepy, Evan, I have an ominous hunch. Harry waved his hand weakly. The big black dog, the unknown When I trained last night, I saw it in the direction of the Forbidden Forest. It was watching us in the woods.

It should be just a stray dog! Evan couldnt understand what Sirius would be doing in such a messy weather.

Any normal sane person would try to find shelter from the rain! However, judging from the current situation, Sirius Black was not normal.

But this is the third time. I cant be seeing the same stray dog ??all the time. Harry sighed. You know that Black is chasing me. If that means death, Im afraid

You dont have to worry about a stray dog. I have seen it many times.

Harrys words reminded Evan of what happened in the original story during the game. He looked out at the sky and added, Harry, you need to save your strength for now. If there is anything you should worry about, Im worried about the Dementors

Dementors?! Harry looked up and his face paled instantly.

Yes, those guys are stationed not too far from the Quidditch field, and the happy atmosphere on the field should make a great feast for them. If they come, then Evan paused, then said, You need to prepare your wand, and be ready to cast the Patronus Charm

Im not making any good progress with that spell! Harry shook his head. I dont seem to have any happy memories to recall.

For the next few hours, Evan practiced the Patronus spell several time with Harry. No matter how hard he tried, Harrys wand could only emit a blur of white fog.

Evan sighed. Although this might not be able to drive away the Dementors, it was better than nothing. It should be enough to resist for a while, giving him enough time to land safely.

Besides, with Dumbledore watching the game, Evan didnt really think that over hundred Dementors could do anything.

Chapter end

Chapter 31 Infinite Loop
Chapter 32 Out of Control Bludger
Chapter 33 The House Elf
Chapter 34 The House Elves’ Light
Chapter 35 The Second Attack
Chapter 36 Polyjuice Potion
Chapter 37 Duelling Club
Chapter 38 The Unexpected Duel
Chapter 39 Rift
Chapter 40 The Unforgivable Curse
Chapter 41 Rumors
Chapter 42 Christmas Presents
Chapter 43 To Slthyerin’s Common Room
Chapter 44 Beating up Malfoy
Chapter 45 The Third Attack
Chapter 46 Tom Riddle’s Diary
Chapter 47 First Contact
Chapter 48 Second Contact
Chapter 49 Fifty Years Ago
Chapter 50 Hagrid and Aragog
Chapter 51 The New Plan
Chapter 52 Slytherin’s Heir
Chapter 53 The Crazy Basilisk
Chapter 54 The Chamber of Secrets
Chapter 55 The Truth
Chapter 56 Ivan and Harry vs Tom Riddle
Chapter 57 Hogwarts a Thousand Years Ago
Chapter 58 The Founder’s Dispute
Chapter 59 The Founders Secret Treasures
Chapter 60 The Keys
Chapter 61 Lockhart’s Final Day
Chapter 62 Headmaster’s Lively Office
Chapter 63 Special Award for Services to the School
Chapter 64 Dumbledore’s Test
Chapter 65 End of the Year
Chapter 66 Busy Summer
Chapter 67 Animagus
Chapter 68 A Stray Dog
Chapter 69 Knight Bus
Chapter 70 Sirius Black
Chapter 71 Giving the Cat a Name
Chapter 72 Diagon Alley and The Leaky Cauldron
Chapter 73 Crookshanks and Scabbers
Chapter 74 The night before School
Chapter 75 First Encounter with Dementors
Chapter 76 Ivan’s Patronus
Chapter 77 Opening Banque
Chapter 78 Quiet and Warm
Chapter 79 Omen of Death
Chapter 80 - Blood Omen
Chapter 81 - Omens of Despair
Chapter 82 - The Beginning of Fear
Chapter 83 - Second Contact with Stray Dogs
Chapter 84 - Lupin’s Remorse
Chapter 85 - Hermione’s Worries
Chapter 86: Lupin’s Memory
Chapter 87: Peter’s Memory
Chapter 88: Evolving Conspiracy
Chapter 89: Identifying and Killing Werewolves
Chapter 90: 1st Quidditch Opponent
Chapter 91: Strange thoughts
Chapter 92: Dementors’ Feast
Chapter 93: The Young Wizards’ Patronuses
Chapter 94: Filch’s Office
Chapter 95: Scabbers’ Death
Chapter 96: The Imperius Curse Reappears
Chapter 97: Hagrid and Buckbeak
Chapter 98: Defending Buckbeak
Chapter 99: Marauder’s Map
Chapter 100: I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good
Chapter 101: Snape’s Jealousy
Chapter 102: The Marauder’s Map Controversy
Chapter 103: The Secret Behind the Marauder’s Map
Chapter 104: Legendary Magical Items
Chapter 105: Hidden Truth
Chapter 106: Cho Chang
Chapter 107: Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop
Chapter 108: Contact with the Stray Dog
Chapter 109: Lonely Avenger
Chapter 110: Evan and Black’s Deal
Chapter 111: Identity Exposure
Chapter 112: Better Be Honest
Chapter 113: Convincing Hermione
Chapter 114: Lucius’ Christmas Gift
Chapter 115: Darkness Falls
Chapter 116: Fenrir Greyback
Chapter 117: Evan’s Fear
Chapter 118: Battle with the Werewolf
Chapter 119: Hermione’s Decision
Chapter 120: Werewolf vs. Dog
Chapter 121: Lucius’ Plot
Chapter 122: Werewolf Riot
Chapter 123: Hard Time
Chapter 124: Anomalous Slytherin
Chapter 125: Tears of the Werewolf
Chapter 126: Covered Conspiracy
Chapter 127: I Believe in Him
Chapter 128: Warmth of Trust
Chapter 129: Bravery
Chapter 130: Not the Usual Ron
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