This past Hogsmeade weekend was filled with drama and worst possible nightmares coming true. As students fled the castle for a precious day of freedom away from the never ending signs, they arrived in Hogsmeade only to be accosted by…you guessed it. More signs. I’m pondering if these signs are like the glitter of the magical world. They reproduce if two signs are left unattended. These were advertising, it seems, a beast hunt to try to find whoever is attacking the villagers and students alike. As the students of Hogwarts arrived at the Three Broomsticks so too did the ever nosy reporters of the Daily Prophet. Recent Aluma Saffron (nee Foxclaw) Macauley, and another reporter, who several students called Fisher, began seeking answers for the attacks that have been occuring in our school since the start of this term.
Fisher (not to be confused with our Minister of Ministry Hannah Fischer as there is no relation) began verbally assaulting any student who seemed to have any silver on their face. Most of them who were questioned claimed it was make-up, meant to show solidarity with the victims. He continued to question them, causing many of our classmates to flee the safe haven that we claim to have in the 3B’s. One such student, who was wearing a skirt that reminds this reporter of a cloud of purple, threw hot chocolate in Fisher’s face (though, my sources say it landed on his jacket… that’s a pity). Needless to say, he followed them, continuing his verbal assault and according to my sources, twisting the words of the new owner of Honeydukes, earning himself a rather solid slap on the face (Brava, Ms Feathersweet, brava!) Side note here: I highly recommend the honey drizzle cakes, they are DIVINE!
In other news, both the apothecary and the potions shoppes are out of Aconite. Hope everyone has their supply of it for potions class cause who knows how long it’ll until we have more arrive in Hogsmeade. Maybe, you should talk to the herbology professors if you need to replenish your supply for class. Hopefully, this won’t cause issues.
Other news out of Hogsmeade; Ravenclaws got new books (I know, earth shattering right?) The aforementioned Mrs. Macauley was seen escorting a certain fifth year snake who has a small anger management problem around Hogsmeade. Additionally, our head girl was seen with a new boyfriend and later seen eyeing rings. Could wedding bells be on the horizon for her? We shall see.
It also seems that our Minister of Magic, Mrs. Fischer herself, has sent aurors to Hogsmeade as well. Did anyone else see that gentlemen lurking in the corner of the 3B’s? He took my favorite spot, front corner of the 3B’s. He tried to go all poppa bear (for lack of a better term) on Fisher when the reporter tried to push too far with one such student who seemed to love her silver laced makeup.
Finally, my sources have reported that another former student is back in town. She is one that many of the older students might remember for being at the heart of the chaotic events that happened two or three years ago (my dear readers, I do not want to name names but think of a Greek myth of a woman whose beauty lead to a Troy going to war). Is this a sign that things are about to turn dangerous again? Who knows.
Until next month, this is Plato Cato signing off.