Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 66 Busy Summer

Chapter 66 Busy Summer

As expected, Ivan was busy all summer.

On his first day back he woke at four oclock in the morning. The house elf hurried to Ivans home, like in the past at Hogwarts or Malfoys home he began to do the housework.

Mrs. Mason gets up early for work and to get breakfast ready. When she got up the trash was taken out, the floors, windows, furniture were all cleaned, even the lawn was trimmed neatly.

It was amazing, she hurriedly to Ivans room and asked him what was going on.

After figuring out what happened, Ivan had to tell his mother it was magic.

It took a while to convince here but at the end, she still didnt fully believe him. She knew her son too well, she knew he wouldnt just do the housework without anyone telling him to especially early in the morning.

Seeing his mothers suspicious gaze made Ivan smile bitterly.

By the time she left his room, he called Dobby and told him not to do it again but it seems Dobby took it the wrong way.

Dobbys two gigantic eyes looked pathetic. In the end, Ivan had to comfort Dobby.

Ivan is trying to persuade a house elf to cut down on his workload, he is just asking for failure.

Fortunately the work for the newspaper is a lot, otherwise, he wouldnt know how to deal with a workaholic house elf.

Surprisingly, the newspaper didnt sell less in summer than at school.

Even without pictures and Lockharts novels, the Me and the Basilisk that Ivan wrote aroused great interest.

In addition to young wizards, many adult wizards subscribe to the newspaper. At first, they wanted to know about the chamber of secrets and the basilisk but then they were attracted to the rest of the paper which most people thought was interesting.

This is mainly due to nearly headless Nick and all of the ghosts help across the UK, they are the main source of news for the paper. Since they dont sleep at night they can give Ivan a lot of interesting stories and mysteries.

In the next few days, the success of the newspaper caused a large number of owls to fly to his home, which frightened Mrs. Mason. So he wouldnt scare his mother to death, Ivan changed his address to Hogwarts and made it where he only gets his mail after it has been piling up for an entire day.

Due to the enthusiasm of readers and ghost, manuscript editing and auditing work became increasingly heavy.

The Weasleys where going to help but they had won the annual Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw and went on a trip to Egypt in the first two weeks of the summer vacation. They were visiting their older son Bill and waiting for the summer to come to an end.

Hermione followed her parents to France, though none of her articles were short the rest of the work was up to Ivan.

Harry and Colin had come and helped him a few times but it wasnt very helpful.

They tended to talk about Quidditch, summer jobs, or the escape of Sirius Black. They only visited Ivan during the first few days of summer.

Shortly thereafter, Colin went to his home in the countryside with his father and brother for the summer.

Harry was in a lot of trouble since Ron had called the Dursleys on the fifth day of summer vacation, Harry had been confined and kept in his room.

Ivan visited the house himself but they wouldnt let him in.

Just as Ivan was about to rescue Harry, Harry got Hedwig to send him a letter. Harry told him he had to be nice to them so they would sign a permission slip to visit Hogsmeade.

From then on, Ivan sent Harry some food so that the Dursleys wouldnt starve him to death.

Although there are a lot of manuscripts to edit Ivan could handle the load by himself for now.

In his spare time, he went to Diagon Alley to buy magic books about potions, Occlumency, and how to defend against curses. These books ate almost all of his savings.

It takes a wand to cast a spell to defend against curses, for now, he cant practice it so after learning the spell theory Ivans focus turned to Oclumency and potions.

Oclumency closes ones mind from legitimacy, it stops people from accessing ones thoughts or influencing them.

The trick to casting this spell is to empty your mind so no one can get the memory out of your mind through magic. Experienced users such as Snape can even fabricate a false memory to deceive others.

Ivan couldnt do that, in fact, he had a problem with getting started, he was having trouble emptying his mind.

There was always strange ideas in his head or he unconsciously starts to study a magical problem. After trying for a while he had to make practicing Oclumency a long-term goal, he hopes he can master it before the school year starts.

In addition to Oclumency and protection against curses, Ivans potion wasnt what he originally thought. This potion doesnt help a wizard permanently increase their magic power but only significantly increases it for a period of time.

Ivan thought it was a waste of a lost potion to help him improve his battle endurance.

After finishing all the magic books he bought, he finally decided to use it to help him become an Animagus.

Animagus is a complex, transfiguration spell that can make a wizard into an animal and for most wizards even adult wizards this spell is extremely complex and dangerous not to mention a wizard who is just twelve like Ivan.

When becoming an Animagus, it is for the practitioner to get distracted for various reasons, resulting in the transformation to fail or possibly death.

As a result, the ministry of magic requires all Animagi to register with the Ministry of magic. But for the entire 20th century only seven people have registered.

Of course, this is not the total of Animagi.

Ivan knew a lot of Animagi, such as Peter Pettigrew, who had been hanging around him, and Sirius Black, who was about to debut. They were all Animagi in their school days and with that in mind Ivan who had the potion to help him, decided to complete his Animagi form this summer.

He carefully studied transfiguration theory so he could have a strong foundation but he also needed a lot of magical support.

The theoretical knowledge wasnt a problem, when Ivan had the diary he consulted Tom on Animagus transformations, from that he received a lot of help. Voldemort may not be a good character but his magical knowledge may be comparable to Dumbledore.

The trouble in the first transformation process needs to consume a lot of magical power to turn people into animals. When an adult wizard ties they will only succeed one out of five tries, this is why most witches and wizards fail to complete the transformation process.

You usually buy a lot of magic potions to practice.

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The price of these potions are expensive though but those potions effects are far from the one he has.

Therefore with the help of this potions, he will not have a problem with transforming and becoming an Animagus.

He practiced many times and gradually mastered the ropes and after a month of preparations and the beginning of the fifth week of summer vacation Ivan shut himself up in his room to prepare for his first attempt at becoming an Animagus. He didnt allow anyone in his room without consent during this process.

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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