Chapter 19 // Fixed
The next morning, I woke up early, unable to sleep any longer, feeling even worse than the day before. I’d had an awful sleep, filled with terrible creatures and a forest and horrible voices, my shoulder hurt like hell and I felt like I had a hangover without the drinks. I didn’t want to get up at all.
But today we’d have charms with professor Flitwick and I had promised him to try my best to succeed so I had no choice but to get out of bed. I put on my robes and shook Luna awake.
‘Hey,’ I whispered, trying not to wake the others up, ‘I’m going to the hospital wing to get my arm checked. I’ll see you at breakfast, right?’
‘Yeah, sure,’ she muttered, and she turned around again. I left the dormitories. The common room almost empty. Some older students were reading in the library, and I saw a seventh-year studying. It got me wondering if I’d be like that in seven years. The fire had gone out and the ashes were still smouldering. The wind was whistling around the windows, who gave an excellent view of the school grounds and the forbidden forest. I checked if I had everything I needed for the day, because I didn’t want to get stuck in front of the common room door, not able to get in and get my stuff.
Just like the common room, the castle seemed to be empty. I got lost a couple of times while searching for the hospital wing, but I didn’t run into anyone, except for horrible ghost with blank staring eyes, a gaunt face and robes stained with silver blood. I decided I didn’t want to ask him to show me the way, so I turned around and took another route.
When I finally reached the hospital wing Madam Pomfrey was already up and about, tending to some student who had a skin complexion altered to resemble cornflakes.
I waited until she was done, then stepped forward and showed her my dislocated shoulder.
‘I’ll fix you in a heartbeat,’ madam Pomfrey said while she took out her wand, ‘episkey!’
My shoulder felt very hot, then very cold. I rolled my shoulder back and knew it was fixed. It still hurt a bit though.
‘You’ll want to be careful with that shoulder for a while,’ madam Pomfrey, ‘the pain should be gone by the end of the day. If it’s not, you should come see me again.’
‘Thank you, madam Pomfrey,’ I left the hospital wing again, feeling a bit better, even though my shoulder still hurt. I was wondering if I had time to go to the owlery when I ran into Ginny Weasley. I was about to say hi when I saw she wasn’t alone. And I knew the boy at her side all too well.
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