Sometimes there are whispers in corridors, and more often there are whispers in towers. Being a core class, everyone at some point will have stumbled across the Hufflepuff Head of House. Well, grab your teacup and pour yourself a steaming cup whilst reading this; Professor Priaulx is a vampire.
Now I’m sure you’re shouting at your newspaper ‘Leonora! What potion have you been drinking?’ but hold your quills before you start writing in to complain and think about it!
Apart from the Hufflepuffs, who has seen her during the daytime, and when you have seen her how bright was it out? Exactly. Professor Priaulx is seldom awake whilst it’s light out, and when she is, she doesn’t tend to linger long. Point one.
When did you last see Professor Priaulx in the Great Hall eating? That’s right; NEVER! The most we’ve ever seen Professor Priaulx do is drink from a flask of ‘tea’ which, I put to you, actually contains blood. When the flask isn’t in her hand you’re also likely to note she looks tired all the time. The seemingly never aging witch always looks tired and exhausted, no matter the time and I am willing to put 10 galleons on the fact it’s because she hasn’t drank any blood lately to make sure Professors Fox and O’Keeffe don’t wonder why students are sporting plasters on their neck! Point two!
Have you noticed that Priaulx dresses like a woman at least 5 centuries older? And have you noticed her and the ghost matron seem to have picked the same dresses? It’s not because Priaulx is serving vintage, it’s because she and the ghostly matron were really school mates. Point three!
Finally! SHE DIDN’T DENY IT! From the lips of the Badger Mother herself she said to me “Oh Leonora, what on Merlin’s green earth are you making up today?” And no other professors were ‘willing to entertain the discussion’. I rest my case.