Rubik's Cube of Heavens - Chapter 93
“What happened, Albus?”
When Professor McGonagall saw everyone, she immediately greeted them and asked in a worried tone.
But after seeing Coven and the other two behind Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall’s mood sank. Obviously, Coven and Weasley’s twins must have done something wrong.
It was so serious that he needed Dumbledore to personally take action.
At this time, Hagrid also opened his mouth to greet Dumbledore. Then he looked at Coven and the other two helplessly.
“Let us go in first.” Dumbledore laughed and joked, “I need to sit down and rest first. These three troublemakers have caused me a lot of trouble in these three days.”
“You…” Professor McGonagall heard this and said to the three people in a low voice, “What exactly did you do?”
“Uh, sorry, Professor McGonagall…” Coven apologized in a low voice, embarrassed.
Professor McGonagall doted on Coven too much. His apology immediately made Professor McGonagall change her expression. She wanted to comfort him, but she stopped because the occasion was inappropriate. In the end, she could only sigh helplessly.
Soon, everyone entered Headmaster’s room.
After Dumbledore sat down, he looked up at Professor McGonagall and said, “Sorry, Minerva. I have to disturb you so late. Let Hagrid talk to you about the situation first.”
After receiving Dumbledore’s signal, Hagrid immediately spoke about what happened in the forbidden forest.
Professor McGonagall looked at the three of them angrily.
After Hagrid finished his story, Professor McGonagall couldn’t help but be so angry that his chest kept rising and falling. With an excited expression, she scolded the three of them again, “You guys are too bold!”
George was no longer as lively as he used to be. For the first time, Coven saw a frightened expression on his face.
Fred was not much better. He lowered his head and did not dare to look at Professor McGonagall and Dumbledore.
“I am very sorry…”
Coven opened his mouth. In the face of such a situation, he had already prepared for the worst.
After all, even Dumbledore and Headmaster personally went to intercept him in the Forbidden Forest. Presumably, this matter was really serious.
In Coven’s opinion, the future path of magic learning might have to be found by another method.
However, Coven was still very responsible. Although he went to the Forbidden Forest because he was bewitched by the twins, he was the one who led the harm to Acromantula.
Therefore, Coven continued, “Mr. Headmaster, Professor McGonagall, this mistake was caused by me. George and Fred did not participate in it. They just went to the Forbidden Forest to explore. So, if there is any punishment, please deal with them lightly.
“No, it’s not like that!”
Everyone was stunned by Coven’s words, and then George immediately retorted anxiously, “I first persuaded Coven to go with us to the Forbidden Forest!”
Fred quickly raised his head and echoed, “Moreover, we didn’t take the initiative to hurt the creatures in the forbidden forest. Acromantula attacked us first, and we were forced to fight back!”
Professor McGonagall interrupted with a frown and reprimanded, “But no matter what, all of you have violated Hogwart’s order! Every year at the opening banquet, Mr. Headmaster will repeat the ban of’ you are not allowed to approach the forbidden forest ‘!”
“S-sorry…” Fred timidly lowered his head again. “Please don’t expel us.”
“Yes, please don’t expel us!” George was equally terrified. “Mom will kill us…”
“Mr. Headmaster…” Although Hagrid had a huge and oppressive figure, he had a kind and gentle heart. When he heard the word ‘expel’, he couldn’t help but worry for the trio.
Therefore, he quickly looked at Dumbledore and Headmaster and said, “Mr. Headmaster, they are just kids…. and they all know that they are wrong. This matter is not so serious. Please don’t expel them.”
Professor McGonagall and Dumbledore had worked together for so many years. She knew Dumbledore, so he knew that the fault of the three-person team was not as serious as being expelled.
But even so, Professor McGonagall couldn’t help but worry that Dumbledore would punish this matter too heavily.
When Dumbledore saw this, he raised his hand and stopped Hagrid from continuing to plead.
Staring at the three people who were sincerely regretful, Dumbledore was silent for a moment and then said, “I can make an exception and agree to Hagrid’s request…”
Coven was surprised, and the twins looked up at Dumbledore, their faces full of surprise.
“But heavy punishment is inevitable.” Dumbledore said flatly, “So I have decided to take fifty points from three of you each! In addition, there are three months of confinement!”
When Coven and the other two heard this, they all breathed a sigh of relief at the same time.
Seeing this, Dumbledore slowly shook his head and said, “Don’t think the punishment is very light. Listen well, during the confinement period, you need to do the following things.”
[First: Organize Hogwart’s punishment records from previous years, make copies of them, and do not use automatic feather pens. ]
[Second: carry out various cleaning tasks in the castle. The gatekeeper, Mr. Filch, will arrange and supervise you. ]
[Third: You must accompany Hagrid to patrol the forbidden forest and take care of all kinds of dangerous magical creatures. ]
[Fourth: During the confinement period, you will be banned from participating in the ‘Quidditch’ activities. ]
“Finally, I must write to your parents about the mistakes and punishments you have committed this time.”
After listening to the five punishments carefully divided by Dumbledore, Coven and the twins showed some desperate expressions.
For the twins, every punishment would make them feel like the sky was collapsing and the earth was sinking.
What they yearned for were freedom and joy, and each of these punishment projects would make them lose their freedom and joy.
Coven was not much better.
Losing his freedom during confinement was nothing. After all, he could become a very shut-in. As long as he had books to read, it did not matter whether he did other things or not.
For example, in the following three punishment projects, writing letters to the parents to tell them not to participate in Quidditch or to patrol the forest, Coven could gladly accept them.
But the first and second ones are very tormenting.
Copying and working hard, how much of his precious time is wasted…
Amidst the sadness of the trio, Dumbledore spoke again, “According to Hagrid’s report, those Acromantula all lost their venom and legs.”
Dumbledore asked with a smile, “Can you tell me where the venom and spider legs went?”
Coven and the other two could not help but look at each other, and then helplessly chose to confess…
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