Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 130: Not the Usual Ron

Chapter 130: Not the Usual Ron

In the crowd, Fred and George looked at each other, and a smile appeared at the corner of their mouths.

Next thing you know, the two went straight to Professor Lupin relaxed.

You look so handsome, Professor! Fred walked over and embraced him.

Yes, this is the best disguise Ive ever seen on you! George also followed and hugged Lupin.

Fred and George laughed as if they were attending a masquerade party. The two people had a few good jokes with Lupin and the mood gradually lightened up.

Behind them, other Gryffindor students were also coming to embrace Lupin.

Right before the hug, their professors horrifying looks made them nervous as if driven to death. But after it, every one of them showed a sense of honor and pride like never before. Their fear of the werewolf was fading out, and Colin even took a picture of professor Lupin.

Dumbledore, Fudge and the professors did not speak. They quietly watched Gryffindor students stepping up to hug Lupin in his werewolf form.

With the exception of Dumbledore with the faint smile on his face, all the other were surprised to assist such a scene that they had never seen in their lifetime: a terrifying werewolf standing there silently all in tears and before him, young wizards lining up to hug him. Everyone whispered a few encouraging words to Prof. Lupin.

It was absolutely overwhelming to watch such an Arabian Nights kind of event happening in real life.

They were letting go of discrimination and prejudice, and believing and embracing the werewolf with absolute trust.

Such a thing can only be done by young wizards, and perhaps it can only be done at Hogwarts.

Everybody came forward one after another. The last was Ginny, whose tearful eyes were all red.

Needless to say, she had cried the most among those who were scared.

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After hearing that Evan and Hermione were attacked by a werewolf, she was so afraid that Lupin was losing his senses and attacking Ron and Harry.

Now that she found out that it was all a misunderstanding, she really felt embarrassed.

Im sorry, Professor! Ginny said as she approached to hug Lupin, with her face all blushed, I just shouldnt have yelled at you. I shouldnt have said that you are a monster. I hope that you can forgive me!

Ginny finished her words and tightly embraced Professor Lupin.

Then she walked to Hermione. Now, with the exception of Ron, all Gryffindor students stood behind Professor Lupin and they all chose to trust him.

Expectantly, everyone looked at Ron who was standing in the corner, waiting for him to come over with them.

As time passed, the anticipation on their faced gradually faded. All the Gryffindor students were actually surprised that he did not come. He actually did not move at all. He stood alone in the corner with his head down and they didnt know what was going through his mind.

Besides Ron, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin students were all in their places. None of them stepped up to embrace professor Lupin.

Ron, what are you waiting for? Come on! Said Harry anxiously. This night, he had felt that Ron was acting stranger than ever.

I cant! Its not safe! Ron raised his head sharply and replied bluntly. Hell bite us. Hes a werewolf!

Professor Lupin is safe! Harry shouted angrily. Didnt you hear what Evan just said? The Wolfsbane potion helps him keep his mind!

No, he just attacked me

Please, Ron! Hermione also looked at Ron, her eyes shining with crystal tears. Please wake up! There must be a misunderstanding here!

I dont see any misunderstanding! Malfoy said suddenly, with a malicious smile on his lips.

Only idiots would believe in a werewolf, even if he was taking some kind of ridiculous potion!

Shut up, Malfoy! said Harry fiercely. Ron, what the hell are you doing? Are you just going to fall to Malfoys lies?!

I only believe in my own eyes, Harry! Ron said in a monotonous voice. I wont pass. Its not safe. Before you came in, the werewolf was ready to attack me. We should have him locked up in Azkaban.

Evan looked at Ron in surprise and he felt that there was something really strange.

Rons behavior this night has been just too unusual. And he was the first to arrive on the scene, so his testimony was very important.

Evan had clearly said enough to prove that professor Lupin was safe. He told everyone that he was taking the Wolfsbane potion. All Gryffindor students stepped up to side with the professor. They are Rons family and best friends. But still, Ron insisted on accusing Lupin. This was not the Ron that Evan knew.

And then, there was Lucius Malfoy who had been standing by sneering, with his plot to drive Dumbledore out of school.

That used to be impossible to achieve on any given day. But it has become unusually easy tonight. As long as it can be proved that Lupin was attacking students, Dumbledore will have to bear the responsibility for that. He would have to resign from his position under pressure of the worried parents in shadow of the coinciding werewolf riot.

After all, he was the one who hired Professor Lupin as a teacher for the Defence Against the Dark Arts class.

This should make the bulk of Lucius conspiracy. But Evan didnt think it was that simple.

He didnt know where Lucius found out about Lupins secret. After all, many people knew about it.

It wasnt important. What was key in Lucius plan was proving that Professor Lupin was as dangerous as other werewolves. For that to happen, Lupin should actually attack students.

That was the only way for Lucius conspiracy to work.

If the one that professor Lupin was accused of attacking was to be a Slytherin, Evan would have understood that, and it would fit well his idea of the possible conspiracy.

But the last one he expected to help Lucius was Ron. Everything seemed to go back to Ron. With his recent behavior, Evan felt clearly that there was something wrong with him.

It was the same feeling that hes had last year, back when Tom Riddle controlled Ron.

Evan suddenly realized it, Ron should not be

In the Office, Harry felt betrayed when he heard Rons answer.

It felt similar to what he felt when he tried to think about his parents being betrayed by their best friend, Sirius Black.

Heartbroken, he burst into tears.

He wiped off his tears hard, and he still had more anger within his heart than ever.

You are lying. Professor Lupin did not harm us at anytime. He did not attack anyone! Harry shouted madly.

You should shut up, Potter! Stop shouting like a mindless troll, said Malfoy with a sly grin. The way I see it, Weasley is just making the wise choice! Anyone with a bit of intelligence would never take even half a step towards the monster next to you!

Malfoy was right. Besides Gryffindor students, no one had stepped up to side with Professor Lupin.

It meant that they did not trust him. They did not believe he was safe in his werewolf form.

All that Evan and the rest of the Gryffindor students have done was in vain.

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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