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[Hogwarts, Library, April 24, 1992]

"Hermione, the exams are ages away."

"Ten weeks," Hermione snapped. "That's not ages, that's like a second to Nicolas Flamel."

Hermione looked at her side and noticed Moses reading a peculiar book.

"And you, what on earth are you reading?" Hermione asked in annoyance while slamming her book weakly on Moses' shoulder.

"Ah, this? It's Aladdin. I borrowed it from Padma Patil, it's a good read!" Moses replied with a thumbs-up while moving his head up and down, his face looks quite hilarious, causing the two boys to laugh in amusement, and Hermione's frown to deepen. She almost tried to hit Moses with her book on his shoulder when suddenly,

"Hagrid! What are you doing in the library?" Ron exclaimed,

Hagrid shuffled into view, hiding something behind his back. He looked very out of place in his moleskin overcoat. He replied to Ron that he was just looking for something and inquired about Nicholas Flamel.

"Oh, we found out who he is ages ago," said Ron impressively. "And we know what that dog's guarding, it's a Philosopher's St —"

"Shhhh!" Hagrid looked around quickly to see if anyone was listening before he continued,

"Don' go shoutin' about it, what's the matter with yeh?" He was panicky,

"There are a few things we wanted to ask you, as a matter of fact," said Harry, "about what's guarding the Stone apart from Fluffy —" But before he could continue, Hagrid shushed him again and told them to meet him in his hut later. While this was happening, Moses was still currently busy reading his book about a princess and a thief when suddenly he heard a shout that grabbed him, his attention,

"Dragons!" exclaimed Ron while holding the pile of books that he slammed atop of the table. Moses, due to his curiosity, took one and started to read while listening to his friends.

"Hagrid was looking up stuff about dragons! Look at these: Dragon Species of Great Britain and Ireland; From Egg to Inferno, A Dragon Keeper's

Guide." said Ron while his eyes widened,

"Hagrid always wanted a dragon, he told me so the first time I ever met him," said Harry with a thoughtful look.

Moses, when he heard that, started to smile with a visible hint of excitement in his eyes. He stood up and slammed his hands on the table, causing the three Gryffindors to look at him in shock.

"Harry, can I borrow your broomsticks, pretty please?" said Moses to Harry while looking at the lightning-scarred boy with a pitiful look.

"O—Okay?" Harry replied unsure while looking at Moses awkwardly. He already knew Moses for more than 6 months, and he can confidently say for sure that right now, Moses is in his mental state with only a simple glance in his crazed eyes.

"Thank you!" Moses exclaimed as he stood next to a window and opened it,

"What are you doing? Madam Pince will see you?" Hermione asked in an exasperated tone.

"Accio Harry Potter's broom!" Moses cast while looking at the opened window... A moment later, Harry's broom zoomed inside the window, which Moses caught quickly before the others could see.

"See you at Hagrid's hut later!" Moses exclaimed in delight as he stood by the window, dropped down along gravity, and flew away at great speeds as he vanished from view, shocking the three Gryffindors with his performance.

"How did he vanish?" Hermione asked,

"Wednesday also had a spell like that when we saved you from the troll, she used it to make us invisible from the troll's view. She muttered Occultare when she cast the spell!" Harry said, to which Ron nodded hastily.


"Wednesday!" Moses shouted while floating with Harry's broomsticks. Moses connected two of his pieces of information, hearing Ron say something about Hagrid looking for dragon books and Harry say that Hagrid wanted to buy a dragon when he first met him, causing him to suspect that Hagrid is currently housing a dragon, or an infant of one,

'Wednesday hasn't seen any Dragons yet, right?' Moses thought to himself in excitement while riding the Nimbus. After a moment, he found Wednesday by the lake with a crossbow in her hands.

"Wednesday!" He shouted as he descended,

"What is it?" Wednesday asked with her usual deadpan voice while aiming her crossbow at the lake.


"You haven't seen any dragons yet, right?" Moses asked as he dropped down on the ground,

"Not yet, why?" As she reloaded her crossbow, she wondered.

"Wanna see one?" Moses asked, his head blocking Wednesday's view; his brows moved up and down seemingly in vain.

Wednesday stopped what she was doing and shrank her crossbow and arrows, after that, she composed herself and looked at Moses dead in the eye.

"You had my curiosity," She uttered with a deadpan, as she continued,

"But now, you have my attention. Where's the dragon?" She said with a hidden excitement that was not visible on her face.

"It's on Hagrid's hut! Come, it's faster with a broom." Moses suggested as he hopped on Harry's Nimbus.

"Is that broom capable of lifting us up?" asked Wednesday in a disbelieving tone.

"Yeah, it can!" Moses exclaimed, then for a moment, his atmosphere changed. He looked at Wednesday with a princely smile as he muttered,

"Do you trust me?" Moses spoke in a calm and charming manner.

"No." Wednesday replied flatly, denying Moses's question. She had a really, really bad feeling about his question.

"URGH, just trust me on this one; this thing can carry five times our weight for Merlin's sake!~" Moses whined,

"Fine..." Wednesday replied, causing Moses to smile in glee as he moved to the back end of the broomstick,

"Mine's the back, move." Moses ordered while looking at Moses with murder in her eyes.


Moses sat in the front of the broomstick in a standard flying position, while Wednesday sat in the back end with her front facing the side, causing two of her legs to hang in the air together. After readying their position for safe flight, Moses took off the broomstick with glee.

As the breeze hit their skin and the sunset brightened their faces, they flew and flew along the current breeze of the skies as Moses gradually increased the elevation until all they could see were trees as small as their fingers.

Moses looked at Wednesday's pale, emotionless face, which was curiously looking over the horizon, completely absorbed in the scene before her.She was thinking,

'How painful would it be to fall from this height? Would anybody even feel anything, considering that the last second before your death will let you feel nothing?'

She was deep in her thoughts when suddenly she heard Moses utter a very unfamiliar voice in her ears. It's unfamiliar to her, but the moment that she heard him utter those abominations, an indescribable feeling of disgust arose in her dead black heart.

"I can show you the wor~ Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!"

"Don't you dare do what you're thinking or I'll push you down myself, then tell the others that we had an accident because we hit a cyclone while flying," Wednesday warned while pinching Moses' ears in a circular motion.

"Fine! Fine! Fine! Sniff*" Moses whined while holding his reddened ears, he was sniffing, and a little moisture emerged from his eyes.

"....You're mean..."

"Shut up."


Descending from their little flight adventure, Moses took off the broom with a little pout in his mouth. They both arrived at Hagrid's hut and found the three Gryffindor already there.

"What took you so long, and why is she here?"

"And that question, includes the three of you too, Weasley. Don't ask stupid questions and just mind your own business." Wednesday retorted with a deadpan expression,

Ron wanted to retort Wednesday, but before he could do so, Harry stopped him by grabbing his shoulder and shaking his head, to which Ron just shrugged in acceptance.

"So~ where's the dragon?~"

"Well, he's in there, still sleepin'" Hagrid replied as he pointed something in the very heart of the fire, underneath the kettle, was a huge, black egg.

"More like sleepin' forever! Why are you cooking him Hagrid!?" Moses said in a panicky voice.

"He needs heat to hatch, Moses."

"Really...? I wonder how they taste though?" Moses commented, the others only shook their heads in defeat, they're already used to his chaotic behavior.

"It's still not hatching anytime soon now, though,"

"Really? That sucks..."

"Can you owl me when it will hatch?" Wednesday asked Hagrid.

"Well, I can owl you just fine, little gir'....?" Hagrid replied, unsure of the name of the girl.

"Wednesday...you can call me Wednesday." She clarified as she turned her back and stepped towards the exit.

"I will need to borrow your Nimbus, Potter. Moses can summon it for you." She asked Harry while looking at him, expressionless.

"Sure...?" Harry replied unsure. Hearing his answer, Wednesday took off, leaving the four of them inside Hagrid's hut.

"Well, that's a bummer. We better go now, curfew will only be a few hours." Moses said while examining the egg.

"He's right. We must go now — and continue our study, right, Ron? Harry?" Hermione said, causing the two boys to groan in frustration.

"Bollocks! I forgot the Aladdin book in the library! I only borrowed it from Padma. Gotta run!" As he ran, Moses exclaimed in terror, leaving the three deadpan trio in Hagrid's hut.

"If his fan club saw this, they'd be disappointed." Ron stated with a blank look, to which Harry replied with a nod.

While Hermione stood to the side, she avoided the boys' eyes while adorning a tinge of red in her cheeks. After all, she's also one of those so-called fan club that Ron mentioned.

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