“Only people who are truly intelligent can make the right choice!” As soon as Malfoy finished his words, a squeaky voice came from within the Ravenclaw crowd.
Evan's heart moved. Of all the people he knew, there was only one who would talk like this.
He saw a pretty girl with straggly, waist-length, blonde hair walking out of the crowd. She was wearing a Ravenclaw coat, and a pair of eye-catching radish earring on her ears, and indescribably quirky temperament.
It was Luna!
She did not reach professor Lupin like the others before her, but instead she walked up to Evan and looked at him with her protuberant eyes.
Her silver-gray pupil gave her a mysterious sense of serenity.
Evan was surprised, and didn't know what she was up to in front of him. Over a year of contact made him really familiar with Luna, but he was never able to guess whatever was going on inside that pretty girl's head.
Unlike ordinary wizards, Luna has always had many eccentric beliefs. She always saw things differently from others. That's what made her so unpredictable.
"Intelligence is the greatest asset of mankind! Evan, I want to say that you are the wisest wizard I've ever met, so I believe what you said." Luna said earnestly, "I believe you, and I believe in Professor Lupin!”
“Thank you!” Evan suddenly felt awkward, as he saw unprecedented trust from Luna.
"My mother once said that often, only a few know the truth!" Luna continued. "There are some truths that many cannot understand throughout their whole lifetime. People are easily confused by appearances, and they usually ignore the more important essence. Just like most people believe that there are no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack.”
“That’s because they are things of fiction!” Malfoy looked at Evan and Luna and said dismissively. “Brilliant, now he has the trust of that lunatic!”
Evan didn’t have time to deal with Malfoy, because Luna suddenly extended her arms and embraced him!
His eyes widened as his body felt her softness; he knew that his face must've gone all red.
Luna seemed to have a misunderstanding. Whenever a Gryffindor embraced professor Lupin, they would say loudly that they trust him.
She might have understood that when trusting someone, you must embrace them.
So she embraced Evan who went all embarrassed. He actually didn't know how to explain to her that in fact, she didn't need to do such a thing.
Fortunately, there was nothing unusual about Luna’s expression. It looked like what she had just done was trivial matter. She embraced Evan, and then turned to professor Lupin, looking at him closely in his werewolf form. There was no fear on her face, only curiosity.
Under the girl’s gaze, Lupin shivered slightly.
He bent down as he did for the Gryffindor students to let Luna hug him.
But she did not do that. She actually reached out and gently patted on Professor Lupin’s head. It looked like she saw the werewolf as a cute puppy.
Although Luna looked crazy, she was the only non-Gryffindor young witch willing to trust Evan and Professor Lupin.
After a short silence, just as Evan thought it was all over, another girl came out of the Ravenclaw crowd.
She bit her lip and looked blushingly at Evan.
Like Luna, it seemed that she believed in Evan who was trusting Professor Lupin.
She had supple black hair, and her temperament and Luna's were on two different extremes. She didn't have her serene disposition, but she had a graceful beauty. With her faint smile, she looked very comforting.
Cho Chang came out of the crowd. She gave Evan a sly look, and her face was red. He didn't know what she was thinking.
Seeing her expression, Hermione immediately felt inexplicable hostility.
Her girl instinct told her that Cho liked Evan, and she remembered the fact that in this morning, she invited him to Madame Puddifoot's Tea Shop.
She turned around and saw both Evan and Harry staring at Cho.
Hermione had to admit that she was indeed very beautiful. She should be the type of all boys alike.
Compared to her, Hermione felt she was a lot less beautiful. She started feeling worried. If she was Evan, she would also choose Cho…
Although the current situation was grim, she couldn't help but to think about this.
Evan had no idea about what was going through Hermione's mind, but he was keenly aware that she looked different.
She didn't look quite the same as soon as Cho came out.
Evan understood that girls' minds are too difficult to comprehend. Unpredictable as the weather, sometimes they're smiling like a sunny day, and next thing you know, they become as gloomy as the cloudiest of winter days.
After all, he doesn't know what bad he committed.
And it wasn't just Hermione. On the opposite side, Cho Chang's behavior also made him suffer.
Looking at her, it seemed like she wanted to hug him as well, just like Luna!
Luna's hug was more than enough for Evan. If he would be hugged again by Cho, he didn't know what Hermione would think.
Besides, Professor Lupin is the one who should have the attention here.
But if Cho really came over, he had no idea about how to turn her away.
After all, when a normal boy is faced by a girl throwing her arms around him, how should anyone expect him to say no?!
In fact, she was as confused as Evan. She was hesitant to go over, but she ultimately opted not to.
Unlike Luna, she didn't just respect Evan. To her, a hug doesn't just represent trust.
The way she saw things, embracing a boy in front of all the students in the school sounds actually more frightening than embracing a werewolf.
She sighed and gave up on the idea. She quickly walked up and hugged Professor Lupin, whispering a few words in his ears.
Seeing that she didn't come, Evan was relieved.
After Cho Chang, Percy's girlfriend Penelope Clearwater and Cedric Diggory from Hufflepuff also stepped forward to embrace Professor Lupin.
The two of them were leaders of their respective Houses: Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. So following their leads, more and more young wizards and witches came to embrace and comfort Professor Lupin.
Looking at the long queue in front of him, Lupin was extremely pleased. Ever since he became a werewolf, he never thought he would get so much trust.
At the same time, a sense of guilt and remorse took over his heart.
He knew that he had to leave Hogwarts. He wasn't worthy of such unconditional trust. If it wasn't for the Wolfsbane potion, he was likely to bite anyone of them after transformation. He should never let such a thing happen.
With so many people choosing to trust him, Lupin felt unprecedented satisfaction.
However, a werewolf is doomed to be lonely, and destined to live on the edge of society._______________________________________________________________________________________________________ T/N: Hey there this is Translating_Wizard. I wish you like the story so far and are happy with the releases, I just posted the chap 182 in Patreon! If you’re interested in supporting me and reading more chaps hit the button below ^^ Liked it? Take a second to support TranslatinOtaku on Patreon!