Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 128: Warmth of Trust

Chapter 128: Warmth of Trust

I believe he is safe. He could not attack anyone!

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Evans voice was not loud, but it was heard clearly by everyone in the silent office.

Everyone turned their heads and looked at Evan in surprise. He instantly became the focus of all the students and Professors in the school. Under everyones gaze, Evan walked through the crowd, and all the young wizards opened the way for him.

Evan! Harry shouted in surprise.

Evan nodded and went to stand beside him. His eyes looked across the faces of the crowd, and all their expressions were different.

Hearing what he said just now, most of the young wizards were both amazed and puzzled. They did not know why Evan would say so; and Snape, Lucius, and the Slytherin students were gloomy, and their faces were full of malice and disgust.

Im sure that everyone already knows Evan took a deep breath and said slowly. This werewolf in front of you is Professor Lupin!

His words came like a huge stone thrown into a calm lake, splashing a lot of water. There was a huge commotion in the crowd.

Since theyve entered this office, everyone had an ominous hunch about this. And then when they heard the confusing discussion between Dumbledore, Fudge, Snape and Lucius, they all became almost sure of it. But it was one thing to guess, and a whole other thing to hear it clearly being confirmed by Evan.

Deep down in their young hearts, they just could not believe, nor would they believe, that the kind and friendly Professor Lupin could actually be an evil and cruel werewolf.

It took a moment until they gradually all went quiet.

Almost everyone held their breath and looked at Evan, waiting for him to carry on.

And also, Im sure that everyone knows that Hermione and I had just faced a werewolf in Hogsmeade that had attacked us. Evans voice was steady, and he raised it gradually, Perhaps now you think that Professor Lupin was going to attack everyone, but let me tell that Prof. Lupin is nothing like the werewolf that weve met. Hes not dangerous, and he wasnt going to attack anyone this evening. He has been taking the Wolfsbane Potion a week ago, and that helps him keep enough soberness and reason when becoming a werewolf.

The young Wizards had just heard Dumbledores dialogue with Snape and knew that Professor Lupin had taken the Wolfsbane potion. The vast majority of them didnt know about the effect of such a medicine, and they understood it well when hearing Evans explanation.

The Wolfsbane potion can guarantee his safety. Although he is a horrifying werewolf now, his heart is indeed that of Professor Lupin whom we are familiar with. He cannot

Wait a minute, Mr. Mason! As a Potioneer, I have a few words to say. Snape squinted at Evan with a sneer at the corner of his mouth, and said, I have to remind you that the Wolfsbane potion only allows the werewolves to be sensible, but it doesnt guarantee that they will not bite people! In fact, after taking the potion, a werewolf like the one before you may become more dangerous. Because he gets to keep his mind, he becomes more cunning and difficult to deal with than an average werewolf.

Thank you for the reminder, Professor Snape! Evan turned and continued, What youve said is absolutely correct, and there may be many people who, just like you, would think that Prof. Lupin is not trust worthy just because hes a werewolf! Yes, he is one indeed, but that is no reason to fear him and discriminate against him! Lets just think about it! Think about his usual behavior, and the way he treats everyone. Do you still think that he would hurt others??!

Hearing Evans words, many of the young wizards bowed their heads and pondered.

They remembered how professor Lupin treated them. He was the best one that theyve ever seen at the position of the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. His class has always been interesting. He patiently responded to all questions, and did his best to teach them how to face dark creatures, even with doctrines that are not found in common textbooks.

Remembering such a professor, almost everyone stopped believing that he might hurt them.

However, the buzzing of controversy continued. After all, although theyve all remembered Professor Lupins behavior, many of them were repulsed as they saw his horrifying werewolf form.

Evan understood what Lucius was going for, so he knew that he had to strike while the iron was hot and take immediate actions to prove that Professor Lupin is nothing like Greyback.

He wasnt dangerous, and he wasnt about to attack anyone.

So under everybodys eyes, he went on and reached out to touch professor Lupin.

He extended his right hand to him, and several girls screamed in the crowd.

All the young wizards looked at him nervously and held their breath as if he was to be killed by the horrible werewolf at any moment.

Lupin trembled softly and let Evan touch him.

Completely different from normal peoples soft skin, a werewolfs skin is unusually hard, and the long hair on it pricks the hand and is a bit difficult to grip, which makes people feel uncomfortable.

The strange feel at his fingertips and the terrifying wolf head in proximity of him made Evan feel a bit nervous. He felt the hot breath of the beast on his face. But his right hand was able to go beyond the horrifying looks of the werewolf to touch the heart of the man inside.

He could feel that Remus was even more nervous than him.

Then, without thinking about it, Evan opened his arms and tightly embraced Professor Lupin.

Hugged by Evan, Lupins body jerked.

Tears flowed out of his eyes. He never expected that Evan would do such a thing. For the 1st time in over 12 years, he felt this level of trust once again.

For a werewolf loitering on the edge of society, trust is probably the most precious thing in the world.

Suddenly he saw Sirius Black in Evan. At that time when his true identity was discovered by his friends for the first time at Hogwarts, he was equally nervous and terrified. He feared that the three of them would tell others, and he was afraid of being driven out of school.

Like Evan, Sirius Black hugged him at the time.

Faced by Evans hug, Lupin did not know what to do. He was like a child. He saw Dumbledore, who stood not far away nodding smilingly at him, just as he did at that time, when he insisted on accepting him in the school.

Tears flowed down Lupins cheeks. He hesitated for a moment and tried to stretch his arms and embrace the thin boy in front of him. Twelve years after James and Peter Pettigrew died and Sirius Black was caught in Azkaban, he felt such warmth again.

Lupin knew that this was the warmth of trust.

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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