Harry Potter: Dark Alchemy - Chapter 102:
Chapter 102: The weird sisters, make an appearance!
The auditorium on the first floor of the castle was filled with students at this time, and the entire auditorium was decorated with the green and silver colours that represented Slytherin to celebrate Slytherin House winning the House Cup competition for the seventh year in a row.
In the recently concluded Quidditch final, Slytherin took on Hedgepaugh. Slytherin took the lead by wandering around the bottom line of the rules and grabbing nearly 140 points, crushing Hedgepaugh by almost double the number of points.
In the end, Terence, the seeker of the Slytherin Academy successfully captured the Snitch in the process of competing with Cedric for the Snitch.
In the end Slytherin killed the game with a score difference of 290-70.
With a huge Quidditch final score difference, coupled with Dean Snape’s unabashed preference, Slytherin managed to win the House Cup for the seventh year. The huge banner that was now hanging on the wall behind the podium was proof of this: a giant Slytherin snake.
Dumbledore sat on the golden principal’s chair in the centre of the podium, smiling at the students on the stage. After a while, he tapped his cup with a spoon at Professor McGonagall’s prompting, and the crisp clink of metal silenced the cacophony in the auditorium.
“Another year has passed!” Dumbledore looked giddy, “Before we enjoy a delicious meal, I have to ask you all to quiet down and listen to my old man’s clichés.”
“A very exciting year! Now, as far as I know, the first thing we’re going to do is the award ceremony for the House Cup, and the exact scores for each house are as follows: fourth place, Gryffindor, three hundred and twenty-six points; third place, Hedgepaugh, three hundred and forty-eight points; second place, Ravenclaw, four hundred and fifty-seven points; and first place, Slytherin, four hundred and ninety points.”
A thunderous cheer and stamping of feet erupted from the long dining table of Slytherin House. The students of the three houses besides them did not look too happy, and the faces of the three presidents of the houses on the podium were not good either.
The most miserable expression is Gryffindor, they have completely lost the majestic lion look in the past. This school year, Gryffindor was the bottom of the Academy Cup, and after Charlie Weasley left the school next semester, there was no hope for them to win the Quidditch Cup.
Professor McGonagall, who was sitting on the podium, also thought of this, and her expression instantly turned gloomy again.
The Ravenclaw students, on the other hand, were mostly showing a look of resignation, after all, they had scored more than Slytherin House before the Quidditch final that had just ended. But it was not expected that Hedgepaugh would lose so badly by such a wide margin in the Quidditch Cup final.
It was really only a matter of time before Ravenclaw was able to break Slytherin’s monopoly on the Cup for the past few years!
Most of the students of Hedgehog were calm, anyway, in the past decades Hedgehog Academy has been nothing to do with the Academy Cup. Like the present award ceremony, Hedgepaugh has always served as a spectator.
Dumbledore took in the expressions of the people on the stage one by one.
“Yes, Slytherin did do well this year,” Dumbledore said with a smile, “first of all, let us congratulate Slytherin College won this year’s College Cup!”
Another round of applause erupted from the long table of Slytherin House.
“In addition to that, there are a few things I need to mention.”
“First thing, all students, please note that Professor Derwent of your Defence Against the Dark Arts class,” Dumbledore extended his hand towards Professor Derwent’s side, “is about to officially bid farewell to Hogwarts after this banquet.”
“Ah!” The students on the stage were lost and surprised.
“Why? He’s only been teaching for a year!”
“Professor Derwent is the best professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts class!”
“We can’t leave Professor Derwent!”
Some students who were easily agitated in nature even shouted out directly.
“I am glad that you like Professor Derwent so much,” Dumbledore said in a louder voice, and the whole auditorium was instantly quiet, “but Professor Derwent also has his own pursuits and hobbies.”
“After a year at Hogwarts as a professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts class, Professor Derwent finally decided to return to his favourite comedy act.” Dumbledore said, “So the school will find you a professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts class again this summer.”
Not caring how the students on stage took the news, Dumbledore continued.
“One more thing, third-year and soon-to-be third-year students, please note,” Dumbledore said, “Professor Kilo, who originally taught Muggle Studies, is still continuing his travels, and due to concerns about his ability to return to school in time, the school has found you another new Muggle Studies professor.”
Dumbledore paused for a moment: “Professor Kediri Bubaji will meet you in the first Muggle Studies class of next semester.”
“Now, please enjoy your end of the year feast!” Dumbledore said loudly.
A wide array of food instantly appeared on the table, roast beef, roast boy chicken, roast lamb chops, fried pork chops, fried steak, bologna, boiled potatoes ……
After the students at the long table had filled their stomachs with open bellies, the rest of the food disappeared instantly from the plates. The plate became clean again, but after a while, the pudding, ice cream, muffins, jelly and other desserts came up again in a flurry.
After the students finished eating their desserts, the table was clean again, but this time even the plates disappeared.
Dumbledore stood up again, while he also told the students to stand up together.
Just when everyone was wondering to get up, Dumbledore once again spoke: “Finally, let us welcome ……”
Dumbledore lengthened his voice, then he drew his wand and waved it gently, all the tables in the auditorium instantly whooshed to the wall, leaving a large open space in the centre. Dumbledore waved his wand again and out of thin air a tall stage was created in the open space, and a set of drums, several guitars, a lute, a cello and several organs were placed close to the edge of the stage.
“Weird sisters!” Dumbledore read out the last name.
At that moment, the Wacky Sisters group embraced the stage together.
Unlike their usual appearance when performing in the wizarding world, this time the Weird Sisters were dressed extremely well for the common man’s taste.
They no longer wore thick hair or black robes that were torn and tattered on purpose. Instead, they are wearing the same ordinary muggle costumes as the bands in the world of ordinary people.
What was particularly surprising to the students was that there seemed to be an additional younger member of the Weird Sisters this time.
The first year student who is a big name at Hogwarts.