By “The Gossiping Fraulein”[Picture by Saffron Foxclaw]
When is a Library not a Library? When there is noise, screaming, and books being thrown, and someone’s skirt being set on fire!
The Gossiping Fraulein has gained value information of an incident that took place on the 15th of December 2022 in the Library.
This incident involved two house elves and a 5th year Slytherin known as Kamila Bullstrod.
From what sources have told this writer, the event started like this;
Kamila Bullstrod had gone to the library as she thought that would be the place to get some peace and think over some issues that had been bothering her. She had been at a desk, head down, minding her own business when she had heard a book being thrown and hitting something.
She looked up to notice two house elves arguing with each other at which she had requested them to “cut the noise out.” One of the elfves put their ears over their eyes in an obeying sort of way, while the other ignored the girl screaming “how she wanted to help her.”
Well, this got the Slytherin fuming as she apparently hates people disobeying an order she gives. On her feet, she walked towards the elf that had ignored her, adding to the shouting only to have a book appear from nowhere, whacking her in the face making her fall over!
Books flew everywhere as the two elves went at it like rivals at Quidditch. The elf who had been obedient shouted that the other “is very mean and that the elf should be taught a lesson”. Suddenly the Obedient elf waved their hand, a blue light formed and was cast at the disobedient elf which missed, sending books flying off the shelves behind, except they had been frozen.
The disobedient elf huffed and denied that “she was mean.” She snapped her fingers, aiming at the books the obedient house elf had accidentally frozen, and out of the elf’s palms came small fire balls chucking them both at the other elf and the Slytherin girl didn’t have time to dodge the small fireball as it set her skirt on fire.
Screaming the girl grabbed the nearest book, whacking at her skirt to douse the flames out, luckily only a small patch had been burnt. The elf then proceeded to go into a full tantrum and shouted “I just want to go home I miss Zimelda!”
While continuing to throw flame balls, amidst punishing herself, she declared “I hate it here without her.”
At this point, a crowd of students had gathered at the entrance watching the commotion including one Helena Arlet, she watched as both the elves flung books, ice and fire at each other.
The Library was a mess and books were strewn all over the floor, a Slytherin stood with a burnt skirt, and the crowd was gathering, watching like some special event.
Professor Mystiere had joined the crowded library by this point, her wand out, standing behind the students not hoping to be noticed until someone turned round and got the fright of their life! With the crowd focused on the elves fighting, the disobedient house elf (which someone clarified to be Lavender) continued to self discipline, screaming that she wanted ‘her’ to be back. The infamous Zemekis maybe?
Threats continued to fly, along with spells, with Lavender telling our own Miss Bullstrod “if i had got anymore burnt you would of been sent somewhere very dark.” Beastie joined into the fray tripping over a mysterious looking book before grabbing his companion and apparating out leaving fire, ice and Bullstrod grasping thin air.
A crowd had gathered to hear Bullstrod’ redundant cry of “where did they go!?!” and only one person saw that mysterious book slip into her bag with claims of it being ‘homework’.
A loud voice cut over the excited babble of student chatter demanding the area be cleared and cleaned. Professor Mysterie – flying professor – had paled at the name ‘Zem’ and despite her usual laid back demeanor her voice and possible wrath cut a bold figure.
The Gossiping Fraulein managed to grab a few moments with Miss Bullstrod regarding the incident in the library but she only commented when asked regarding the mysterious book “someone took it from my satchel when I was with Professor Mystiere, I have my suspicions on who took it, but I don’t know why.”
Well something in that book must of been of value enough to be taken from a student’s satchel. Who has it? What in that book was so important? Will we ever know?