Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 61 Lockhart’s Final Day

Chapter 61 Lockhart’s Final Day

Fawkes kept circling the entrance of the chamber of secrets it was waiting for them.

Before they could leave Hermione and Lockhart stumbled in, Lockhart looked terrified, he was trembling, Hermione was pointing her wand at his back.

Miss Granger, we may already be too late, we cannot save your friends, I am sorry, you know me and Mr. Mason.

Before Lockharts words finished, they saw the huge basilisks body, Lockharts knees gave, he collapsed to the ground and with a panicked scream he shouted, Snake, snake, big snake!

Oh, my God, are you alright?

Hermione then saw Ivan, Harry, and Ron, they were standing by the corpse of the basilisk, she ran up with flushed eyes and hugged everyone.

Were all right, but if you keep holding me so tightly I wont be sure! Ivan was weak, he felt that their hug felt longer than the other two people, By the way, how did you get in here, with Lockhart?

Thats it.. said Hermione, she then lightly blushes as she ended their embrace.

Having heard her explanation, Ivan now knew after they were taken away by the basilisk, Professor McGonagall and the other teachers hurried to the common room where the incident transpired, they intended to go to Dumbledore but the headmaster was entangled with the minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, and Lucius Malfoy.

When the chamber was opened fifty years ago the first victim was Moaning Myrtle, with that information she speculated the entrance was in the girls bathroom on the third floor, she then decided to ask professor Lockhart for help.

But I didnt expect him to come down with me to save you, he even tried to escape when he heard the basilisk was attacking the students.

So I forced him to come with my wand, I couldnt find anyone else to help, I didnt want to delay it, I feared if I did you guy would said Hermione while looking down at Lockhart, who had collapsed on the floor.

Ivan hurriedly held Hermione in his arms and patted her head, she looked frightened.

But why was he trying to run away? I mean he is the defense against the dark arts teacher, he wrote so many amazing books, said Harry in disbelief.

This is how do you say When I took this position, there were not any requirements..I didnt think.. The four people turned and stared at him, Lockhart mumbled, Books can be deceptive.

You lied? Hermione looked up in astonishment, Did you write those books?

My dear Miss Granger! Lockhart moved to the side, Think about it for a moment, if you dont let people think it was all my doing, it will be bad for sells.

Readers wont be willing to read the stories if they knew it was an ugly old American wizard who saved a village from the scourge of a werewolf. Put my picture on the cover, its not hard to fool people. And the witch who banished the banden banshee, she had a hairy chin. I mean, think about it

So you took credit for all the thing that other people have accomplished? Said Hermione

It is not as simple as it sounds!

Lockhart shook his head impatiently and moved a few meters to the side, I do a lot of work, I have to find these people and ask them how they accomplished these feats. And then I erase their memories with a charm so they forget it.

Memory Charm? Ivan was secretly wary, he had almost forgotten that this guy was a master of Memory Charms.

Yes, if I have anything to be proud of it is memory charms. You know I have to work hard, I have to sign books and pictures. If you want to be famous, you must be prepared to work hard for a long time.

It seemed Lockhart grabbed something from the floor, he then stood up panting, he had Rons wand in his hand, he showed a peculiar smile revealing his bright teeth.

Well, children, its over! said Lockhart, I will bring the corpse of this serpent back to school and tell them you lost your minds in grief!

Professor, how can you do this!

Harry, Ron, and Hermione where astonished, Ivan was going to knock him down with a Stunning spell but when he noticed he had Rons broken wand in his hand, he gave up.

Ivan could feel Hermione tremble in his arms, he patted her on her shoulders and motioned her to relax.

Lockhart isnt anywhere near as talented as Tom, he wont be able to cast a spell properly with a broken wand.

Im not stupid enough to let you expose me so say farewell to your memories, children!

Lockhart lifted the broken wand high above his head and shouted, Obliviate.

Boom! The wand exploded, it was at least the strength of a small bomb.

Lockhart was struck by his own magic and went flying, he landed on the floor of the Chamber of Secrets.

Seeing the effect, Ivan knew it was very powerful.

God is he all right?

He was struck by his own memory charm, he shouldnt remember who he is anymore. It may not be a bad thing for him, or Professor Lockhart will go crazy when we expose him, whispered Ivan.

Professor?! Who are you talking about? Lockhart looked up at them kindly, This place is so strange, do you live here?

No! Harry shook his head.

Well, let us get out of here, we have been here all night, and we all need a good rest. Besides Professor Dumbledore is still waiting for us, dont let him worry too much.

He had a headache when he thought of Dumbledores questioning.

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Who knows what the greatest wizard of the modern age will think, though he doesnt mind helping Harry with Voldemort, it isnt good to be manipulated by others.

After they defeated the basilisk and Tom, there was little to do.

First, he must be careful of Dumbledore, he doesnt want to be controlled like Harry but this doesnt concern him too much.

Second, the four founders left some secret treasures.

I dont know what they are but from what the four founders said, it must be something that can greatly help against their fight with Voldemort and save Hogwarts. But the question is where are the four keys hidden? thought Ivan.

Now that Lockhart has lost his memory, he will be exposed, he will be ruined.

This isnt good news for the Hogwarts Magic newspaper, Ivan now had to find something new to lure people in.

Ivan saw Ron standing there with a perplexed face, Harry stood beside him. Hermione was wondering what to say she wanted to ask them about Tom. But Ivan hurriedly stopped Hermione, Leave Ron alone for a while, it can wait until tomorrow.

Ivan believed that after this, Ron and Hermione will learn to take what is written in books with a grain of salt.

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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