Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 112: Better Be Honest

Chapter 112: Better Be Honest

Sirius Black vowed that he would never underestimate children again.

Although this young brunette was only 13 years old and looked vulnerable, she was definitely smarter and sharper than most adult wizards.

Black originally wanted to use Hermiones presence to embarrass Evan a bit. Who would have thought that coming out shaking his tail would do nothing but expose his identity?

He realized that the joke that he made, was actually on him.

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When hearing Hermiones words, Sirius Blacks first instinct was to escape.

Despite their appearance, the two in front of him were no pushovers. First Evan, and then Hermione, each of them was more difficult to deal with than the other.

Black was fully alert as he took two steps back.

Intuition told him that it was better to have little contact with the two.

However, when he saw Hermione pull out her wand again, he stopped in his place.

He couldnt just turn around and run away. Even though he had a good chance of avoiding Hermiones curse, here is Hogsmeade. The shops on both sides of the street are stuffed with heavily armed Aurors. Outside the town, there are hundreds of Dementors waiting for him.

Hermione only needed to yell, to make it almost impossible for him to escape.

Should he pounce on the girl to stun her? Seeing that Evan had his hand on his wand, he quickly dismissed that idea. Three consecutive contacts made him know Evan well enough to realize that he was a really powerful magician. And although he was inferior to him in combat, his overall strength wasnt much worse than his, not to mention the fact that he now has no wand.

Maybe he should behave just like a real stray dog, thus giving himself the chance to slip away.

Sirius Black hurried to give Evan a look, and then he tried to make himself expressionless. He looked at Hermione with his big eyes straight and appeared very silly.

Seeing Blacks appearance, Evan sighed feebly.

What a terrible teammate he was doomed with! He clearly told him to stay up and hide, yet he still comes out with no warning exposing his identity to Hermione.

This is the true dilemma. Forget all about catching Pettigrew, getting though Hermione is the real challenge.

Hermione, this stray dog cant be an Animagus!

No, I have a feeling. The third years recently studied Animagus in the course of Professor McGonagalls class. For personal reason, I looked up the matter after I finished my homework. Hermione quickly looked at Evans eyes, her face got red and she pointed her wand steadily to Sirius Black. She said in a hurry. Believe me, Evan, this dog is definitely an Animagus.

Seeing Hermiones expression, Evan secretly admired her learning efforts.

Hermione, since you have read the book we studied carefully, then you know that the Ministry of Magic has made a register with all the wizards and witches who could become animals. There are detailed records showing what animals that they have managed to become, and the marks that they had on their bodies. There were only seven successful Animagus transformations that were recorded in the past century. This dog wasnt mentioned among them.

I thought so initially, but he could be an illegal Animagus! Hermione carried on, You said to me before, you finished Animagus in the summer. You didnt register with the Ministry of Magic, did you?

Yes, but

Evan, what is your Animagus form? Hermione suddenly asked.

Since the last time she saw Evans patronus at the Quidditch Pitch, Hermione has secretly been doing a lot of research on Animagus for the whole month.

So now, she has more knowledge on the topic than most wizards.

But she still wasnt sure what Evans Animagus form was.

She was also unable to confirm any relationship between the Animagus form and the Patronus.

On the last day of summer vacation, she met a black cat. She was always wondering if it was Evan. She has always wanted to ask him this question, and now she has finally gathered the courage required to do so.

My Animagus form is a black cat. You have seen it before

Evan froze! Hermione indeed had seen his Animagus before. Not only did she see it, she also embraced it. Not only did she embrace it, she also

Obviously, Hermione also remembered all of that. The atmosphere became totally awkward.

Sirius was surprised that the two totally ignored him. He quietly took a few steps back, and Evan and Hermione hardly responded.

The corners of his mouth rose. This scene is so familiar to him; he has seen it countless times with James and Lily.

Love, is the quickest way for one to lose his IQ.

Black knew that Evan and Hermione werent going to deal with him any time soon.

He quietly turned around, and ran out of the Owl Post Office, disappearing quickly into the street corner.

Evan, your Animagus, the black cat, that night Hermione said, biting her lip.

Hermione, I dont mind giving you a demonstration of my Animagus transformation, but that dog seems to have run away! Feeling the awkwardness of the situation, Evan said that to divert her attention.

What?! Hermione woke up and realized that the big black dog had disappeared. She said anxiously, Oh no, Evan! That big black dog, he might be Sirius Black, we should report this to Professor McGonagall.

Relax, Hermione, there is no evidence that the stray dog was an Animagus. Its just your hunch.

We cant risk it. If hes Sirius Black, then this is probably how he could get into the castle. Professors certainly dont know that Black is an Animagus, so they will not be prepared for this. Hermione said seriously We must tell the professor about this matter. It is very important.

Yeah, it was really important indeed.

Evans mouth showed a bitter smile, if she waited one more day, he could have solved the whole thing.

Without her recognizing him, Black couldve gone wherever he wanted; he couldve even gone to Minister Cornelius Fudges office without ever being noticed.

Who couldve thought that this would happen at the last moment?

If Hermione reported this to the professors, forget about entering the Gryffindor Tower to catch Peter, just approaching the castle would be a great hassle.

Knowing Snape, Evan was sure that he wouldnt even, sleep at night, and even go to the forest before dawn to catch black, if he ever knew his Animagus form.

He should try to stop Hermione, but he didnt want to lie to her either.

Lies will be exposed sooner or later. Regardless of whether or not they have goodwill behind them, they will hurt her and cause irreparable rifts between the two.

In particular, considering that Hermione had discovered that the black cat that she met on the last night of the summer vacation was his Animagus form, Evan felt that he was better off being honest.

Perhaps, he could consider telling Hermione everything about his plan, Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew. She would surely believe in him.

In this case, he will get another helper and his odds of catching Scabbers would be even greater.

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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