Nobody cared about the dueling club anymore. Ivan, Ron, and Hermione pulled Harry out of the Great Hall they were followed by Colin and Ginny.
People were moving out of the way quickly like they were afraid Harry was going to get them.
Harry looked slightly puzzled, he didnâ€™t know what was going on. No explained anything to him as they dragged him to the empty Gryffindor common room.
Then Ron pushed Harry into an armchair and said, â€śYouâ€™re a parseltongue, why didnâ€™t you tell us?â€ť
â€śIâ€™m a what?â€ť asked Harry
â€śparseltongue! It means you can talk to snakes.â€ť
â€śI know I can, this is the second time Iâ€™ve done it,â€ť said Harry. I did one time in a zoo when I accidentally let a bigÂ snake out and my cousin Dudleyâ€¦.. itâ€™s a long story but I bet a lotÂ of people can do it.â€ť
â€śThey canâ€™t,â€ť said Ron while frowning, â€śItâ€™s not common, Harry.â€ť
â€śYes, it is bad!â€ť said Ginny who was sitting by Ivan.
â€śWhatâ€™s so bad about it?â€ť asked Harry, â€śWhatâ€™s wrong with everybody? Look, if I didnâ€™t tell the snake not to attack Justin thenâ€¦â€¦â€ť
â€śSo thatâ€™sÂ what you said to him.â€ť
â€śRon, what do you mean, you were there, you to Ivan, Hermione, Colin, and Ginny, you were all there, you heard me.â€ť
â€śI only heard a hissing sound.â€ť stammered Colin, â€śI donâ€™t know what you said.â€ť
â€śThatâ€™s parseltongue, Colin! Itâ€™s the language of snakes,â€ť explained Ron.
â€śYou said I used the language of snakes?â€ť said Harry with his eyes wide open.
â€śYes, none of usÂ understood you. You could have said anything. No wonder Justin was so terrified and listening to your voice it was like you were encouraging the snake.
â€śYes!!â€ť nodded Colin and Ginny
Harry stared at them and said, â€śBut I didnâ€™t know I could speak another language,â€ť
Ron shookÂ his head.
Colin and Ginnyâ€™s face had a look of horror on it and Hermione sat aside and took out a book from the pile, reading it quickly while Ivan sank down in thought, Harry wondered what he was thinking. The atmosphere grew heavier and heavier.
â€śWell, would you like to tell me that it is wrong to stop a serpent from killing Justin?â€ť shouted Harry suddenly, â€śJustin didnâ€™t join the ghosts so what does it matter how I did it.â€ť
â€śGreat!â€ť Hermione finally spoke, she turned the book to a certain page and showed Harry, â€śLook here it says that Slytherin could talk to snakes too, he was the first ever proven parseltongue, so the symbol of Slytherin house is a snake.â€ť
Harry opened his mouth in surprise while looking at the book in front of him.
â€śExactly, Harry so now the whole school will think you are the heir especiallyÂ since the chamber has been opened.â€ť
â€śBut Iâ€™m not, I didnâ€™t open the chamber,â€ť said Harry in a panickyÂ tone.
â€śI believe you, Harry!â€ť said Ginny with shallow voice.
â€śWe all believe you but it will be hard to prove it to others.â€ť said Hermione calmly, â€śSlytherin lived over a thousand years ago for all we know you could be the heir.â€ť
â€śThatâ€™s absurd, so thatâ€™s why everyone else was avoiding me,â€ť said Harry.
Harry stood up and looked at Ivan who hadnâ€™t spoken yet and said: â€śIvan, you donâ€™t think Iâ€™m the heir to SlytherinÂ or that I opened the Chamber of Secrets right?â€ť
â€śOf course not, I donâ€™t feel very surprised that you are a parseltongue.â€ť
â€śTake it easy Harry!â€ť said Ivan â€śAlthough being a parseltongue is very rare, it is not unique, there are many wizards who can do it in additions to Slytherins heirs. I can name a few if you wish.â€ť
Ivanâ€™s words made Harry feel relieved but he didnâ€™t say that the wizards who were parseltongue were all evil without exception.
â€śThis doesnâ€™t really matter but what I want to know is what spell Ron used,â€ť said Ivan as his gaze turned towards Ron who stood beside him.
Ronâ€™s face turned red, â€śIt was just a disarming spell maybe my wand made it change.â€ť
â€śCome on, Ron!â€ť said Ivan impatiently, â€śThatâ€™s just what I said to Snape so he wouldnâ€™t ask more questions. If a broken wand could make a disarming spell mutate into such a dark magic then dark wizards would be walking around with broken wands.â€ť
â€śWhat did you say?â€ť exclaimed Hermione, â€śDark magic?â€ť
â€śYes, the spell was definitely dark magic. That why snaped asked Ron if he had been in the restricted book area.â€ť
â€śBut I havenâ€™tâ€¦â€ť said Ron, alarmed.
â€śWho knows!â€ť said Ivan as he stared at Ron, â€śMaybe itâ€™s not you.â€ť
â€śI havenâ€™tâ€ť repeated Ron. Ron then jumped up in fury and confusion,â€ťIvan what do you mean? Do you think Iâ€™m someone else and used Polyjuice Potion to become Ron?â€ť
Ron gave a harsh laugh, Colin and Ginny were a little scared, and Harry and Hermione looked puzzled, they werenâ€™t sure what Ivan really meant.
â€śI believe he is really Ron,â€ť hesitated Hermione, â€śIvan you probably been too pressured by current events.â€ť
â€śThatâ€™s right, this joke isnâ€™t funny.â€ť said Harry as he shook his head, â€śToday must be April foolâ€™s day because I saved Justin and now Iâ€™m considered the heir to Slytherin and now Ron is suddenly a dark wizard.â€ť
â€śHowever it is a simple task for dark wizards to control a personâ€™s mind.â€ť
â€śWhat the hell do you mean?!â€ť exclaimed Ron loudly.
â€śWhere were you on Halloween and when the first attack happened,â€ť asked Ivan coldly.
â€śI was apologizing to weeping Myrtle in the damn bathroom!â€ť
â€śThatâ€™s one!â€ť said Ivan, â€śWhere were you when the second attack happened?â€ť
â€śIn the hospital wing with Percy because of your spell my brotherâ€™s arm bones were gone.â€ť
â€śNo, you werenâ€™t there!â€ť
Ivan shook his head and said, â€śSoon after we left the hospital wing you left to and no one knew where you went.â€ť
â€śWhatâ€™s the relationship between them and me being gone!â€ť said Ron while looking a little hysterical, â€śIf students are attacked and if no one is with you when it happens then every student is suspicious because they might be the Slytherin heir.â€ť
â€śOnly you can use a broken wand to leave a corpse.â€ť said Ivan as he narrowed his eyes, â€śIsnâ€™t that so?â€ť