“Basilisk, what is that?”
Seeing Harry and Hermione looking at him curiously, Ivan took out a sheet of paper that was torn from a very old book. This was the information he prepared a few days ago, he kept it with him to deal with this when it occurred.
“This is the introduction to the basilisk, but don’t tell the librarian, if she knew I was destroying books she would not let me in ever again.”
Harry and Hermione couldn’t wait to read:
Of the many fearsome beasts and monsters that roam our land, there is none more curious or more deadly than the Basilisk, known also as the King of Serpents. This snake, which may reach gigantic size, and live many hundreds of years, is born from a chicken’s egg, hatched beneath a toad. Its methods of killing are most wondrous, for aside from its deadly and venomous fangs, the Basilisk has a murderous stare, and all who are fixed with the beam of its eye shall suffer instant death. Spiders flee before the Basilisk, for it is their mortal enemy, and the Basilisk flees only from the crowing of the rooster, which is fatal to it.
“The basilisk is the mortal enemy of spiders, so that’s why Aragog was afraid of it…..I get it, Ivan!”
It was like someone had suddenly lit a light in the dark, Harry excitedly said, “No wonder every time there was an attack I could hear a voice!”
“Look at this, it says that the Basilisk’s stare is deadly.” said Hermione while pointing at the page, “But the students aren’t dead”
“That’s because no one directly looked at it.” explained Ivan, “Rember the first time it attacked water was on the ground, so Filch’s cat must have seen it in the water’s reflection so it was petrified.”
“So when the second attack, happened Penelope saw the basilisk through Moaning Myrtle.” said Hermione, “And Myrtle can’t die a second time.”
“As for Justin, he must have seen it when he was looking in the mirror.”
“Wait a minute, I still don’t understand, if the basilisk is really big like the book says, how can it travel through the school and not be seen?”
“It must travel through the pipes, Harry, so that must be why you can always hear it.”
Hermione looked at the page in her hand.
“The rooster’s cry is fatal to it so Hagrid’s Rooster was killed when the Chamber of Secrets was opened because the heir would never want a rooster to be near the castle, and we know now everything.”
“Except for one thing, we don’t know who the heir is,”
Seeing Harry and Hermione suddenly look at him, Ivan smiled and said, “Don’t look at me, I don’t know either.”
“We need to comb through the clues from fifty years ago, Voldemort opened the chamber of secrets, killed Moaning Myrtle and then blamed Hagrid. We now know what the monster is in the Chamber of Secrets, Hagrid’s rooster has been killed, and Ron has been cursed so the heir must be among us,” said Hermione
“If they are from outside of the school we can’t know. Wait a minute we found a strange diary on Christmas day, it belonged to a student from fifty years ago, Tom Riddle, but there wasn’t anything was written on it, it can’t be a coincidence.”
“Riddle won a Special Award for Services to the School fifty years ago,” added Harry, “Ron and I saw the trophy in the trophy room.”
“Didn’t he win it because he caught who opened the Chamber of Secrets.” Frowned Hermione, “But Hagrid said, it was Voldemort who caught him…. Oh my God!”
The atmosphere was eerily silent, they all thought of one possibility.
“Tom Riddle is Voldemort!” Whispered Ivan after a while had passed.
“Ivan what about the diary? I can’t believe we kept Voldemort’s stuff around us. We need to give it to Dumbledore, it’s probably dark magic.”
“Don’t worry I have been keeping it with me…” Ivan touched his pocket but it was empty, he froze, his face turned pale, “This is bad, I left it in the common room.”
The three looked at one another and hurried to the castle.
In the diary, Tom felt very strange, even somewhat crazy.
In the past four months, he revealed a lot of dark magic to Ivan Masson to gain his trust.
But the other party suddenly stopped talking to him for a long time.
What is his plan?
Tom Riddle suddenly thought of an idea but rejected it entirely.
That damn mud blood, an eleven-year-old child can’t simply give up powerful magic at their fingertips.
In his opinion, Ivan should be the same as himself, addicted to power, he had seen the weakness in Ivan’s mind, only a little bit more before he could control him.
But the damn mud blood disappeared at the most crucial time, his painstaking efforts and planning were all in vain.
If possible, Tom Riddle would rush out and kill Ivan.
The diary was suddenly opened, was it the previous child.
It was so wonderful, Tom could feel the other person injecting their life into the diary which was allowing him to regain his strength.
“It’s time to end it,” said Tom with a sneer, he came up with a new plan to kill the abominable mud bloods.
He will personally complete Slytherin’s noble cause and purify the mud bloods from Hogwarts.