Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 113: Convincing Hermione

Chapter 113: Convincing Hermione

You guessed it right, Hermione! said Evan suddenly. The dog was indeed Sirius Black. Like you thought, he is an Animagus.

What did you say?! Hermione did not respond, as if she were still digesting the news.

She looked up and saw that Evan was looking at her seriously, not looking one bit like he was joking.

I said that the big black dog was Sirius Black!

Oh my God, I knew it! Incredible, Black was just in front of us! Hermiones eyes widened and she said in horror. Evan, we should tell Professor McGonagall at once. She is in The Three Broomsticks Inn.

No, we cant tell the professor about it. Evan shook his head. Black is innocent. I believe him.

I cant believe it! Hermione screamed and stepped back. She looked at Evan in horror. Black is supporting Voldemort. He killed thirteen people. He fled from Azkaban and is going now to Hogwarts to kill Harry, and you actually believe him?!

Hermione, let me explain! Evan said hurriedly. Black just told me upstairs. He was defamed. That year, He didnt kill

If he was defamed, why didnt he say so to others? Many of them couldve helped him! Hermione didnt seem to understand Evan, she exclaimed, Look at what he did, he escaped from Azkaban, and on Halloween, he also broke into Hogwarts Castle and tried to enter the Gryffindor Common room to find Harry. What innocent person would do such things?!

Black was looking for Pettigrew. Its Rons rat. Hes an Animagus. Everything was of his doing.

Youre crazy, Evan, how could Scabbers be an Animagus! Hermiones voice almost went out of control. It must be Black

Hermiones voice went louder and louder. Two Hufflepuff girls were attracted by it. They were Hannah Abbott and Susan Bones. They curiously looked at Evan and Hermione who were still standing at the door of the Owl Post Office.

Evan had a headache and he was concerned about his future plans. Some things should not be heard by outsiders.

In particular, they shouldnt be known by Abbot and Bones. Knowing them, Evan was sure that whatever they learned, all students in school would know about it by tomorrow. He didnt want them to hear what he and Hermione were talking about.

Shhh, Hermione! Evan whispered.

However, this was useless. Hermione was still talking enthusiastically about Sirius Black, while Hannah and Susan were getting closer and closer.

Hold on, when men and women quarrel and argue, how do men go about it?

Without even thinking, Evan subconsciously held Hermiones little hands and pulled her with a little bit of force into his arms, pressing her head against his chest.

Hermione suddenly stopped talking; his arms were tight around her body, her face turned red from top to bottom, and her thoughts drifted far away.

OH MY GOD! Hannah and Susan screamed with a squeaking voice, and the two looked at each other with excitement in their eyes.

Evan and Hermione This is big news!

They hurried to turn around, as though they did not see Evan and Hermione, quickly walking to the far corner. They could not wait to share the news.

Seeing the two of them leaving, Evan breathed a sigh of relief.

He could feel Hermione shivering in his arms, like a warm soft kitten.

Feeling her special scent, Evan was able to feel his heartbeats.

In fact, the two stopped moving and stayed in that position holding their breaths.

A few seconds later, Crookshanks, that was in Hermiones arms, suddenly started to struggle, as it was nearly suffocated by the two.

Hermione started to realize what was happening. She hurriedly pushed Evan aside, gasping for breath with her face all red.

Hermione?! Evan opened his mouth but didnt know what to say.

Im trying to convince myself to believe you, Evan! Hermione tried not to think about what had just happened, and the thoughts in her head were all distorted.

Believe me, Hermione! Evan looked at her seriously. Going by the protocol, should he now confess?

But before he could speak, he heard Hermione say, I believe you, but I still cant imagine how he can be an Animagus, he obviously has been living in Rons house for so long!

To be accurate, its been 12 years! Have you ever seen a rat living for so long? Evan stopped talking for a second as his mind went back to the main topic. He had to carry on, Remember, during the summer vacation, in the Magical Menagerie; what did the saleswoman say? An ordinary house rat like Scabbers shouldnt live more than three years.

But Hermione hesitated.

Do you know Peter Pettigrew? Evan suddenly asked.

I do, I checked the data of that year, Hermione looked pale as she tried to remember, He was the wizard who had been killed by Black, and the Ministry of Magic awarded him the Order of Merlin, First Class. It is said that all what people found of him was his finger.

Its this, you know, Scabbers front paws are missing a toe!

It may just be a coincidence. It might be that it lost it in a fight with other rats or something of that sort

As Hermione spoke, her voice lowered. The more they talked, the more it felt suspicious indeed, and the further Scabbers was from an ordinary Rat.

Since the big black dog they saw just now was actually Sirius Black, why couldnt the Rat be Pettigrew?

Black told me that he was chasing Peter

Hold on a minute, Evan! Hermione said quickly. Why did Black chase Peter twelve years ago? It doesnt make sense. Since Voldemort had failed at the time, he shouldve

Black was not on Voldemorts side, he never was! explained Evan. It was Pettigrew who went with Voldemort. He had sold Harrys parents out to him. Black wanted to avenge them so he chased Peter. .

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Hermione did not speak and was trying to absorb the shocking information.

Black was chasing Peter, and Peter was shouting that its was black that had betrayed Harrys parents. Before Sirius managed to attack him, Pettigrew blasted the entire street with a spell, killing everyone within twenty feet of him. He then fled to the gutter where other rats were, and black was the one caught by the Auror who had arrived.

If black hadnt betrayed Harrys parents, why didnt he explain it to others?

Because the Ministry did not give him the opportunity to explain, they sent him to Azkaban without trial. And, Black felt that he had killed Harrys parents. After killing Peter, he wanted to go there to atone for his sins, said Evan. Harrys parents have chosen to use the Fidelius Charm to protect themselves. They wanted to make Black their Secret Keeper. At the last moment, Black suggested that they should make it Peter. You know everything that happened afterwards. Thats why everyone thinks Black is guilty.

So, is Black really innocent? Hermione said with doubts.

Yes, Sirius Black was Harrys fathers best friend before his death. Hes Harrys godfather. He cant hurt Harry! Evan looked at Hermione. I know what I said should sound really bizarre, but it is the truth. Will you believe me, Hermione?

Hermione looked up at Evan and didnt immediately answer.

Hermione?! Evan looked with surprise at Hermione, and her maroon eyes went bright.

Dont ask me this question again, Evan! Hermiones voice was as strong as steel. Ive just answered it; Ill always believe you, forever!

Crookshanks, that had been in Hermiones arms, yelped and meowed of boredom. The two were standing there talking for so long that they made him impatient.

In its view, Sirius Black was innocent, and it could not understand why it took Evan so long to convince Hermione.

Besides, what about the confession? Where did that go?

Crookshanks waited for so long, yet it didnt get to see the show. Evan, your confidence, where did it go?!

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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