this isn’t really done on purpose but since today’s the day that
marks the “19 years later” in the Harry Potter books, I thought it could be a good
occasion to share this “re-do” of The Bet… Hogwarts-stylez that I
Thanks again to my beta reader, @bats-supergirl and to @awaywiththeclouds for having re-read this so that I wouldn’t write any complete
nonsense about this magical universe I’m not that much familiar with
all right, Miss Santiago. +10 points for Ravenclaw!”
is wearing a huge grin on her face at her professor’s statement when
she turns in her chair to look at the person sitting right behind her
– her friend from another house, Jake Peralta. She’s got a piece of
paper in her hands that she doesn’t wait to show him proudly.
as they’re both staring at it, a magical spell the girl casted upon
it almost one year ago starts making the Peralta:
69 / Santiago: 67
written on it suddenly change into a Peralta:
69 / Santiago: 77
her having to do anything about it more than just look as the changes
Peralta,” she can’t help but tease him, literally glowing. “Who’s
winning now, huh?”
he answers with a smug smile, rather confident as he raises his hand.
She frowns, confused – this is clearly not the kind of reaction
she’s been expecting from him.
as she turns back to face their Potions Master and Head of Hufflepuff
House, the one and only Professor Terrence Jeffords, and sees him
with a little vial in his hand, she’s quick to understand with wild
horror what’s happening here: she’s been so lost in her victory she
didn’t even hear him ask the question he obviously asked – what is
thing he’s holding in front of his classroom?
Mister Peralta?” the professor questions his student, to most of
Mister Jeffords,” Jake begins to recite in his most serious voice,
trying not to show too much he’s beaming while he speaks (but quite
failing at it), “is, I believe, called veritaserum.
It’s a very dangerous potion. Only three drops of it are enough to
make you reveal your darkest secrets to everyone. For example, give
it to Santiago, and she’ll tell you that during fourth year, she
bought our new Headmaster gifts for Christmas before learning he
doesn’t accept any present at all and she had to turn them all
had to add this last comment. Of
had to turn his explanation into a joke – a joke that concerned
because it wouldn’t be funny, otherwise. That’s typical of Jake.
used to it by now, after spending almost seven years by his side in
this wizardry school.
though it infuriates her a little, that he would give away her
secrets like that, making everyone stare at her, laugh
her, it’s not the worst part of it all. No, the worst part is what
follows, when the Head of Hufflepuff House answers to that, seeming
amazed by his actual knowledge of the thing, and the immediate impact
it has on the scores on her piece of paper.
must admit, you impress me those days, Peralta. That’s exactly it.
+15 points for Gryffindor!”
84 / Santiago: 77.
groans looking at it. Finally this bet was maybe a terrible idea, she