The world finally felt in balance. And for some reason, I knew that my mother would eventually find out about Hugo becoming back to ''normal'' again. My father would probably tell her.
But Hugo is far from being his normal self. Whenever we're at meals, he always glances awkwardly at Abby and Blake, his two ''friends'' that practically changed him completely. But now, all is well.
''So,'' I ask Hugo, ''Have आप caught up with all your homework?''
Today, we're sitting with our usual crew: Lily, James, Albus, Aimee, and Lizzie, but with the exception of Roxy and Fred.
He takes a निगलना, निगल, निगल संकलन of रस and then answers. ''Almost. I still need to write 2 History of Magic essays and then I'm all done with it.''
''Well, it's glad to have आप back, Hugo.'' Lily smiles her warm smile at him, and it makes me happy. To think yesterday morning, I was miserable, is practically unthinkable.
But Hugo ruins my fantasy. ''Jeez, what's the time?'' He looks at me with a frantic look on his face.
I shrug. ''Dunno?''
Lily's eyebrows go up. ''Why? Do आप have somewhere आप need to be?''
''I have to meet with Professor McGonagall at 8:00, what time is it?''
The skeptical look on Lily's face disappears. ''You better run, then, it's 7:58. We should all be heading to class anyway.''
So we all say our goodbyes, and go our separate ways. Aimee, Lizzie, Albus and I are all walking to Transfiguration.
''You know, if we were smart, we would've went with Hugo.'' Aimee says. ''We could've helped him if McGonagall started to interrogate him या something.''
But Al disagrees. ''Nah, he needs to solve this on his own. He got himself into it, he can get himself out.''
I agree with Al, and so does Lizzie. Aimee looks deflated but she doesn't say anything, and we just let the matter drop. Finally we arrive to Transfiguration.
''Today, we will be doing transformations with body parts and colors.'' Everyone starts whispering excitedly, we've all been talking about this for weeks.
"We're going to do the spell on your partners eyebrows.'' I turn, and look at my partner, Al. ''Ready?'' I ask, and I'm trying not to laugh.
''As I'll ever be,'' He mutters.
Professor McGonagall gives us the permission to start, reminding us that it's okay if none of us get it on the first try - almost nobody does. (Except my mother, of course.)
I wave my wand, and say the spell. Nothing happens, except his eyebrows fizzle a little with sparks. ''Oops,'' I laugh. ''Sorry.''
Although, he doesn't seem fazed. ''No big deal.'' He tries it on me, and it doesn't work either. This goes on for the rest of the class, and we have a conversation while doing it.
''Al, do आप think I should check up with the Professors for Hugo's help?''
''I thought आप agreed that it's his business.''
''I know, but, I'm his sister. My parents would expect me to help him.''
''He can help himself, Rose. He's fourteen.''
''I guess,'' I mumble, and continue. For a moment, there's silence between us.
''Hey, I know how आप feel, in a way.'' He adds. ''James and I sometimes try to help Lily, but our mother and father reminds us that she needs to do it herself. Sometimes she gets embarrassed या hurt doing whatever it is, but she knows she'll never make the mistake again.''
I realize that Al's right. ''True.'' I smile, and get his eyebrows to turn neon pink.
I start to laugh uncontrollably. ''Oh my gosh Al, I'm so so sorry!'' I'm laughing harder now.
''For what?'' He asks. I realize that he can't see himself, and hand him a mirror.
''Oh, thanks. I just have to avoid James for a while.'' But meanwhile, Professor McGonagall notices, and praises me.
''Well done, Rose! Ten points to Gryffindor!'' Today, we have class with Ravenclaw, and they all groan. Aimee smiles at me, and Lizzie is too busy laughing to notice anything else.
Albus is just too embarrassed to even pick his head up from the desk.
Dinner in the Great Hall, 7:00 P.M.
Today, Lizzie has detention for not handing in the Defense Aganist the Dark Arts essay that was due .. yesterday. We all wonder what it's like to spend Detention with Professor Hopkirk.
''Probably like that Bridge person,'' Aimee says. ''A total nightmare.''
We all are confused. ''..Sorry..'' Lily says. ''But who's Bridge?''
''That witch who came to school here from the Ministry to be a professor! She-''
James, Al, Lily, Hugo, and I are close to laughing. ''You mean Umbridge?'' James asks.
And then, Aimee blushes a shade of red so deep it could be considered purple. ''Well, sorry.. fine, Umbridge.''
But we're still close to laughing. ''It's fine,'' We all manage.
Aimee gives us a dark look, but continues eating and doesn't say anything for about fifteen minutes.
But Hugo has bad news, enough to spoil all of our dinners. ''Well, guess what I found out today?'' He asks in a whisper, and looks back at the Slytherin table.
''What?'' We all hiss. Somehow, we all know this 'news' is going to include gossip about Abby and Blake.
''They don't care that I'm gone.'' He says. At first I don't understand, why should they? Hugo probably wasn't close to them at all.
But then Hugo continues. ''They're still going to make their horcruxes.''
We all look at each other, wide-eyed. James is the only person with an expression of disgust. Aimee just still stares at her food.
''Well, we have to stop them then.'' Lily says, with a hint of defiance. ''We can't let them do that.''
''It'll be dangerous.'' Albus says, and he looks nervous. ''We'll probably get in trouble.''
But none of us care. ''We're still doing it, though.'' I say. ''I never thought I would say this, but it seems we're going to have to act like our parents for a while.''
Author's Note: DUN. DUN. DUUUUUN. xD I suppose आप could basically say that the Weasley/Potter crew (with Aimee and Lizzie with them, of course) need to step it up and act like rebellious teenagers. ...Or their parents, because let's face it: ''I've had enough trouble for a lifetime'' totally sums up all of Harry, Ron, and Hermione's adventures. And it's time for their kids to have a turn! Oh, and if आप want a little *spoiler alert*: The Horcruxes aren't going to be Rose, Albus, Lily, James, Aimee, Lizzie, and Hugo's only problem.. ;) Comment, like, and save! <3