Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 97: Hagrid and Buckbeak

Chapter 97: Hagrid and Buckbeak

A few days later, Harry was discharged from the school hospital and his life seemed to return to its daily routine.

But losing the Quidditch match and what happened in the Common room still had an effect.

Gryffindor Towers students looked less energetic, and everyone was really depressed.

Because of what happened with Ron, Hermione was crying all the time. It was a big blow to her. Harry often looked at his Nimbus 2000s wreckage dumbfounded. Although everyone tried many things to make him happy, it did not work. Wood looked completely unemotional, as if he had lost his lifes purpose. Fred and George were no longer keen on pranks; they were working less and less on new tricks and goods.

However, nobody has changed as much as Ron.

Rons behavior became increasingly bizarre. Aside Harry, he hardly spoke to anyone. His temper became really bad and he was unfriendly to all.

He was like an active volcano that had been repressed for a long time and that was ready to erupt at any time.

In Mondays Potions class, because Malfoy imitated the Dementors to mock Harry, Ron immediately threw a large, gooey crocodile heart at him, right on his face. Snape therefore deducted fifty points from Gryffindor.

Evan did not know if it was just a wrong impression, but he always felt like Ron was someone else.

His eyes were often empty and sluggish, but every time he saw him, he was full of vigilance and hostility, as if he would rush to clash with him at any time.

Evan was not against the idea of a fight if it could solve all problems.

In short, the unexpected failure made the atmosphere in the entire Gryffindor Tower become heavy.

The only thing worth being happy about that happened recently was Professor Lupins return to class

In Wednesdays Defence Against the Dark Arts class, Evan saw Professor Lupin.

It was noticeable that he had been sick. His old robe was worn loose on his body. There were dark shadows underneath his eyes. The Werewolfs transformation must be a very heavy burden for his body.

Everyone was concerned about Lupins physical condition and complained about Snapes actions during his illness. According to Evans knowledge, Snapes teaching of the Defence Against the Dark Arts classes for all grades when he substituted professor Lupin was the same, revolving around how to identify and kill Werewolves.

Of course, almost none of them took it seriously.

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For the young Wizards, in this day and age, Werewolves were like mythical creatures. They thought that they would never come into contact with them in real life.

Apart from Hermione, Evan was not sure who else would have discovered Lupins true identity.

Expectedly, Snape was disappointed, as his efforts did not have any effect besides doubling their annoyance.

Professor Lupin has returned, making the Defence Against the Dark Arts class enjoyable again.

In that class, Evan saw Hinkypunk, a new dark creature brought by Lupin. It was a one- legged creature with the appearance of wispy blue, grey-white smoke. It was very frail and looked pretty harmless.

But in reality, it often lured travelers into bogs.

It had a proclivity for luring travelers off of their paths at night, into treacherous bogs or wetlands under the guise of a helpful, lamp-bearing being. When the travelers followed it, they fell into the bogs and died. Hinkypunk made a living from the dead carrions.

Seeing it through the tank, you would never guess that this creature could be so terrible.

The pleasant atmosphere brought about by Professor Lupins return only lasted for two hours. When Evan went downstairs to the Common Room for lunch, he saw Hagrid standing in the hall surrounded by Harry, Ron and Hermione.

Hagrid had just returned from the Owlery. He stood there, with his eyes red and swollen, and his tears falling down on the front placket of his leather vest.

Hagrid, Whats wrong? Evan walked over and was surprised to see Harry, Ron, and Hermione looking at an official letter.

Evan glanced over and read:

Dear Mr. Hagrid, further to our inquiry into the attack by a hippogriff on a student in your class, we have accepted the assurances of Professor Dumbledore that you bear no responsibility for the regrettable incident.

However, we must register our concern about the hippogriff in question. We have decided to uphold the official complaint of Mr. Lucius Malfoy, and this matter will therefore be taken to the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures.

The hearing will take place on January 25th, and we ask you to present yourself and your hippogriff at the Committees offices in London on that date. In the meanwhile, the hippogriff should be kept tethered and isolated. Yours in fellowship There followed a list of the school Governors.

They want to kill Buckbeak! Hagrid couldnt help sobbing. His face was full of tears that went on to fall on his tangled beard.

But Buckbeak isnt a bad hippogriff! Harry said with a bit of doubt. Hagrid, I bet hell get off.

No, you dont know those gargoyles at the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures. Hagrid wiped his tears with his sleeves. Theyve got it in for interesting creatures!

Hagrids words made them look at each other not knowing how to answer.

Hippogriffs, which Hagrid called interesting animals, were in the eyes of others absolute terrifying monsters.

Even if Buckbeak didnt hurt anyone, no one would like it.

In fact, by Hagrids usual standards, it was actually cute.

However, Evan knew that it had nothing to do with whether or not Buckbeak was cute. Behind all of this was Lucius Malfoys mischief.

After failing to remove the Headmaster Dumbledore last year, he was dismissed from the Board of Governors. The reputation of the Malfoy family was worse than ever. In the headmasters office there was a discussion about the opening of the Chamber of Secrets, and how a student was able to get Tom Riddles diary. Now, rumor has it in the upper classes of the magic world that Lucius Malfoy is giving students Voldemorts childhood items.

That was not a good reputation. Lucius Malfoy urgently needed something to divert everyones attention and restore his familys prestige.

Hagrid provided him with such an opportunity and he is now strangling him with Buckbeak tightly. That attack had become a rivalry between him and Dumbledore. As long as he is able to keep Hagrid from teaching or to kill the hippogriff, he can regain his lost pride.

Needless to say, the politicians in the Ministry of Magic and the Governors must have made some tradeoffs between the two. They were not willing to offend Dumbledore, nor did they want to abandon the large amount of gold sent by Malfoy.

They could support Dumbledore to allow Hagrid to stay at school to teach. The corresponding exchange condition was to agree that Lucius Malfoy could get Buckbeak killed.

Apart from Hagrid, no one would care about the life or death of a Hippogriff.

The hearing was just a formality. The committee was almost under the control of Malfoy. No matter what Hagrid said, it would not be useful.

In other words, the outcome of this incident was already predetermined.

Regardless of Hagrids wishes and whether or not Buckbeak was really mischievous, it was no longer important.

Buckbeak was bound to die. Although cruel, it was a fact!

Perhaps, this is what politics is all about!

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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