Dumbledore ordered Snape to meet Sirius, apparently to create an opportunity for the two of them to reconcile and so that their relationship wouldn’t remain as tense as before.
In the eyes of others, there was nothing that couldn't be resolved between the two men, besides a few unpleasant memories of the student days.
But the degree of mutual disgust was beyond everyone’s imagination.
Snape seemed to transfer all his hatred from Harry’s father James to Sirius, as did Sirius, who inherited the hatred of his friend James to his counterpart.
They couldn't agree with each other, and wished they could hit each other on the spot.
Hoping they could make peace was just a dream. Dumbledore's work was completely in vain and it even backfired.
“Pug?!” Sirius raised his wand and snarled loudly. “that's really interesting. Which of us two is more like a running dog? Me, or you, looking forward to your old master Voldemort to come back, so that you turn to him again?"
“Shut up, don’t mention that name in front of me.” Snape said with a grin, and raised his wand.
The two were on the verge of dueling, and Harry, who was the closest to them rushed to get in between them.
“No, Sirius,” Harry yelled.
“Move away, Harry. Do you think I'm a coward?” roared Sirius, trying to push Harry out of the way, but Harry would not budge.
"Why, yes, I suppose I do," said Snape sarcastically.
“Harry, get out of it!” snarled Sirius, pushing him out of the way with his free hand.
As Harry budged, the end of his wand shone a thick red light that flew straight over to Snape.
Snape was ready. He stepped back and waved his wand to scatter Sirius’s curse. A brilliant green spark flashed by and a branch beside him turned into a python. It hissed and slipped over to Sirius.
Sirius did not retreat, he waved his wand substantially and casted three spells.
One of them hit the giant python approaching him, and making it disappear into smoke. That left two curses that flew at Snape with great speed.
Snape took another step back and quickly recited a spell.
At the last moment, a pale white barrier appeared before him, blocking Sirius’s attacks.
The sudden duel made everyone dumbfounded.
Evan took a moment and hurriedly pulled out his wand and rushed over to stop them.
Seeing that Evan rushed in, Sirius and Snape did not attack again. They gasped and looked at each other with extreme contempt on their faces.
“Stop it, stop it, are you both mad?!” Evan shouted. “Sirius, here is Hogwarts, if other students see this…”
“I don’t care!” Sirius roared.
“I don’t have time to fool around with a mad dog.” Evan's words seemed to have restored Snape’s sense of reason. He could not let other students see their feelings.
Snape looked horribly somber and disgusted at Sirius, pocketed his wand, turned around and strode toward the school castle.
He was gone. Sirius glared after him, his wand at his side.
When Snape’s figure disappeared completely, loud cheers broke out in the crowd.
“Great, we have long wanted to do this, and teach Snape a lesson!” Fred and George said excitedly, and came over to pat the shoulders of Sirius.
“I can’t believe it. What have I just seen?! We don’t have to be afraid of this old bat! You knocked him down, Sirius, fiercely.” Ron also recovered from the shock and became excited.
“This is not a joke, Ron!” Hermione looked serious. She and Ginny looked very scared. “Sirius, you just got too excited, you shouldn’t have attacked Snape. This could get you into trouble.”
“I am not afraid of any trouble,” said Sirius, who was breathing heavily as though he had just run a long distance.
“But you are a professor at the school, I mean…”
“Rest assured, Hermione, no one will know about this, just a little chat about the past between two old classmates” Sirius waved his hand and signaled to Hermione not to mind.
The short-lived fight that happened unexpectedly seemed to indicate what would happen in the second half of that year.
With the tension between Sirius and Snape, that battle was not the first, and certainly was not going to be the last.
There was no doubt that all Gryffindor students would support Sirius, and Snape was the dean of Slytherin House.
If such a battle was to happen again, it should be more than just the battle between the two men.
Evan could imagine that the upcoming semester would be very exciting.
As Sirius said, no one besides Evan, Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys knew about this little skirmish at the school gate.
Twenty minutes later, at the castle gate, Evan and the others separated from Sirius, who went to Dumbledore's office and the others went back to the Gryffindor Common Room.
Everywhere in the corridor were the young wizards who had returned to school a few days earlier. Seeing Evan, many of them greeted enthusiastically, except for the students of the Slytherin House who continued to be indifferent.
In fact, the others' attitude was much more enthusiastic than before.
There were even many girls who rushed over to Evan and Harry to get their autographs.
Evan could feel that after Sirius's incident was repeatedly hyped up by the media, he and Harry as direct participants had a greater reputation in the school than before.
When Evan returned to the Gryffindor Tower and found the portrait of the Common Room, the Fat Lady had returned, and she also greeted him with enthusiasm.
He had just climbed in, and thunderous cheers broke out in the Common Room.
The students of the Gryffindor House all rushed over. They surrounded Evan, Harry, Hermione, and Ron in the center and asked them about things related to Professor Lupin, Sirius, and Pettigrew.
Although everyone learned about the incident from the newspapers, it was still very exciting to hear about it from those who lived the experience.
They talked together for a long time, and Evan seized the opportunity to rush into his bedroom.
The bedroom was exactly the same as when he left a few days ago, and the house- elves had already arranged his luggage and bed.
Behind him, Colin came in.
“Evan, did you have a good Christmas holiday?” He smiled and asked, sitting on his bed.
“It wasn't bad, a lot of things happened, but in the end it worked out!” Evan fell wearily on his bed.
Many things had happened indeed: looking for Regulus in a cave full of Inferi, meeting a mysterious vampire girl, and busy preparation for the store's debut. Evan had never been so tired in his life. Fortunately, what happened later kept getting better and better, and everything was developing in the right direction.
“I saw the truth of all the incidents in the newspaper, and the things in your shop.” Colin continued, “I was going to come cheer for you yesterday, and get Sirius's autograph. My brother and I adored him very much after knowing his story. But my dad thought it was too dangerous and didn’t agree to take me to Diagon Alley. ”
His face was full of regrets, and with Evan’s knowledge of Colin, he knew how much he admired heroes like Sirius and Harry.
Otherwise, he would not have taken photos of Harry for a whole year last year. Even now, he would be very excited whenever Harry talked to him.
“Don’t worry, you can always ask Sirius for an autograph, and take a few photos. By the way…” Evan rolled over and turned to Colin. “I forgot to tell you, Sirius had promised the Headmaster to become the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor.”
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