Rubik's Cube of Heavens - Chapter 77
With Penelope’s tangled, twisted appearance and shy rosy complexion, this was clearly a sign of love.
In this era, was the twelve-year-old child of England so precocious?
He asked as soon as he thought of it, so Coven asked in a low voice, “What? Are you in love?”
Penelope panicked and screamed like she was stealing a bell, causing all the students in the auditorium to look over.
Penelope noticed this and immediately shrunk her body as much as possible as if this could reduce the surrounding gazes.
“Hehehehe…” Coven did not pay attention to the gazes from all directions. After a chuckle, he continued to ask in a low voice, “Then why are you asking Percy? Furthermore, you look so shy.”
“It wasn’t me…” Penelope lowered her head and whispered, “It’s him.”
“Percy?” Coven was slightly stunned. “You mean, Percy is pursuing you?”
Penelope nodded slightly.
“Whoa!” Coven was surprised. He did not expect Percy to do such a thing.
“So…” Penelope finally came out of her shyness. She looked up at Coven and asked, “Do you know him? What kind of person is he?”
“Heh…” Coven couldn’t help but chuckle again. He then said, “From what you’re saying, you also have some thoughts about Percy?”
“Don’t be so long-winded!” Penelope rolled his eyes at Coven. At the same time,s he used her hand to tug at Coven’s long robe. “Hurry up and say it!”
Coven recalled all the scenes he had interacted with Percy and found information about Percy in his memories.
After sorting out his words, Coven said, “Percy… He is a rigid and dull person. In the entire Weasley family, he is the only one who does not have a sense of humor.”
Hearing this, Penelope could not help but frown.
Coven continued, “In my observation, Percy is a very ambitious person. The bravery of Gryffindor on his body seems to serve his ambition.”
At Penelope’s age, she obviously could not fully understand the meaning of these two words. Coven suddenly realized this point, so he paused his evaluation of ambition and said, “In short, Percy is a person without any sense of humor. He is a little stubborn and likes to be on the line. Only when he encounters a huge setback will he attract a kind person from the bottom of his heart.”
Penelope was silent after hearing this. Her gaze was a little empty. She savored Coven’s evaluation of Percy from the bottom of her heart.
After a while, Penelope came back to her senses and nodded at Coven. “I understand.”
“So what do you understand?” Coven laughed and asked, “Do you have any plans?”
“I won’t tell you!”
Penelope rolled her eyes at Coven again, then got up and left.
Coven watched as Penelope walked away before shaking his head with a smile.
After listening to his evaluation of Percy, the first confession that Penelope received in her life will end with a boast…
A new week came.
On this day, Coven took advantage of the opportunity when Professor McGonagall gave him extracurricular guidance to ask a question in his heart.
“Professor, I have some questions about ‘Dementors’. Can I ask you?”
“Dementors?” Professor McGonagall, who was about to correct her homework, was stunned. Then she asked in surprise, “Why did you suddenly ask about this? Where did you hear about ‘Dementors’?”
Coven replied, “I heard about it from Mr. Arthur Weasley during the Christmas holidays.”
“I see.” Professor McGonagall nodded. She pushed up her glasses and said, “Alright, what questions do you have?”
“It’s like this, professor… After hearing about ‘Dementors’, I came back and checked a lot of information. The description of ‘Dementors’ is the same, saying that they are creatures that eat people’s happy emotions.” Coven said.
“That’s right.” Professor McGonagall nodded in agreement. “That is indeed the case.”
“But I also discovered that…” Coven looked very puzzled. “All the books about how to deal with them said that only the ‘Patronus’ is most suitable.”
“That’s right.” Professor McGonagall was a little confused. “Then what is your doubt?”
Coven scratched the back of his head and said in confusion, “But I have checked the books related to the ‘Patronus’ and found that it needs happy emotions to be released but isn’t this a conflict?”
“What conflict?” Professor McGonagall was stunned by Coven’s words.
“A Spell… The spell can only be released because it needs to be happy, so it can be imagined as a big ball of happy emotions. Then, if Dementors eat happiness as food, why don’t they eat the ‘Patronus’ as food? Instead, they are restrained by the happy emotions in the ‘Patronus’?”
[*TL Note: The Patronus is the most famous (and famously difficult) defensive charm. The aim is to produce a silvery-white guardian or protector, which takes the form of an animal. The exact form of the Patronus will not be apparent until the spell has been successfully cast. One of the most powerful defensive charms known to wizardkind, the Patronus can also be used as a messenger between wizards. As a pure, protective magical concentration of happiness and hope (the recollection of a single talisman memory is essential in its creation), it is the only spell effective against Dementors. The majority of witches and wizards are unable to produce Patronuses and to do so is generally considered a mark of superior magical ability.]
Professor McGonagall was immediately stumped by this logical question and could not give an answer for a long time.
After a moment of distraction, Professor McGonagall frowned and asked Coven, “So, what do you think of this?”
“I think the description of ‘Dementors’ in the book is wrong, isn’t it?” Coven said frankly, “Perhaps, Dementors actually eat negative emotions, so the curse that symbolizes positive emotions can restrain them.”
Professor McGonagall heard this and said with some difficulty, “But, but how is this possible?”
Coven asked, “Why is it impossible?”
Professor McGonagall subconsciously held her hands in front of her chest. Her eyes were empty as she recalled, “Because everyone who was attacked by ‘Dementors’ felt like they had lost their memories of happiness. All they felt was pain and negative emotions.”
“I have a guess.” Coven immediately responded.
“What is it?” Professor McGonagall asked immediately.
“What Dementors consume is actually negative emotions! Because of the consumption of negative emotions, Dementors appear. It was ‘Dementors’ who forced people to change their emotions through eating, causing the positive emotions that people had always maintained to be forced to turn into negative emotions….”
Perhaps Coven’s explanation was a little unclear, but Professor McGonagall opened her mouth slightly, but she could not express any opinions.
Seeing this, Coven thought for a moment and then made an analogy, “For example, I was studying seriously and happily when someone suddenly came over and tore my book, then I would become angry… Because of the cause of ‘the book being torn’, my anger suppressed the happiness of learning, and I could only feel angry and forget the happiness from before….”
“….And Dementors’ eating behavior was the cause!”
“Through the cause of ‘eating’, people were completely dominated by negative emotions, so they seemed to have forgotten all positive emotions!”
Professor McGonagall understood this time.
After understanding, Professor McGonagall’s face suddenly changed. She immediately stood up and said seriously, “Quick! Hurry up and write a thesis!”
Coven was stunned. “Huh?“
“I need to show your thesis to the principal!” Professor McGonagall explained.
Coven understood and immediately sat in front of the desk. He prepared a pen and paper and began to write the discussion…
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