It’s Teddy again. Today we had to go back to Hogwarts. My dads dropped James Sirius and I at the train station. The next time i will see them it’ll be at the christmas break. I hugged them tight and Got in the train. Sirius almost cried. He doesn’t like it when I leave. I waved to them through the window. They looked sad to see me leave but happy to know that i would be back to school, safe and sound.
When we arrived at the castle, the Great hall was decorated in a halloween theme. It looked good and spooky. Candies and caramel apples were sitting on the tables of each house’s. I left a kiss on James Sirius’ forehead and headed to the Hufflepuff table with Victoire. She was so excited to come back, her eyes were shinning. We sat down next to our friends and talked about our small break home. Suddently Dumbledore spoke up and the whole room went quiet.
« Dear Students of Hogwarts, We have some great news for all of you. As you might’ve heard from your parents and grand-parents, Our school has participated to the triwizard tournament a few times in the past. Sadly we suffered a big loss during the last tournament due to Voldemort. We wanted to honour those who suffered with another tournament, much much safer. A way to celebrate our win against Voldemort. Tommorow, students from all around the world will arrive to Hogwarts. I wish you all welcome them like they were already our friends. Now, Any student that is in it’s last year can enter the tournament. May the best school win! » he said, smiling.
It was silent. Everyone thought of Cedric Diggory. The Hufflepuff hero as we like to calm him. There’s a painting of him in our commonroom. He’s not always there but sometimes he appears. We always look up to him and sometimes get the chance to talk to his painting. I talked to him once. He was very nice. I always thought that, if he had survived and if he had had my age, we would’ve been friends. He never got the chance to grow old and it’s sad. The only time I talked to his painting was on a cold winter night. I was in sixth year and I was in the common room alone, silently crying. I didn’t knew who I was. Was I gay? Was I not? I was confused. And then I heared a voice. It was Cedric’s painting. He asked if I was okay. We talked all night. He gave me a bit of his courage really.
« Teddy! » James Sirius said, making realise I was still siting in the Great hall.
« Sorry I was.. I was just… Thinking about Cedric. » I said.
« You want to honour him do you? You want to make him proud? » James asked.
I nodded. He was someone I always looked up too.
« I think it would be a great way to honour him. » He smiled.
« You think so? »
« I do. Dumbledore said it would be safer and less competitve, a way to celebrate.. I think It would be great. » he said.
I hugged him and smiled. Cedric deserved to be honoured. He was the hufflepuff hero afterall.