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"That was the scariest thing I've ever seen in my life."
"I certainly do," said Fudge.
"An immensely complex spell," he said squeakily, "involving the magical concealment of a secret inside a single, living soul. The information is hidden inside the chosen person, or Secret-Keeper, and is henceforth impossible to find -- unless, of course, the Secret-Keeper chooses to divulge it. As long as the Secret-Keeper refused to speak, You-Know-Who could search the village where Lily and James were staying for years and never find them, not even if he had his nose pressed against their sitting room window!"
"Well... when we were in our first year, Harry -- young, carefree, and innocent --"
Harry looked curiously at the goblet. Lupin smiled.
"Miss Granger," said Snape in a voice of deadly calm, "I was under the impression that I am teaching this lesson, not you. And I am telling you all to turn to page 394." He glanced around again. 'All of you! Now!"
Lupin drank a little more butterbeer, then said, "It's the fate that awaits Sirius Black. It was in the Daily Prophet this morning. The Ministry have given the dementors permission to perform it if they find him."
Harry, who had expected Lupin to deny that he'd done any such thing, was taken aback.
"How does that work?" said Madam Rosmerta, breathless with interest. Professor Flitwick cleared his throat.
"Because Black turned out to be in league with You-Know-Who?" whispered Madam Rosmerta.
"I called for time-out!" Wood roared at his team. "Come on, under here --"
"I do, Severus," said Dumbledore, and there was something like warning in his voice.
Ron's and Hermione's faces appeared under the table. They were both staring at him, lost for words.
"Yes, I knew him," he said shortly. "Or I thought I did. You'd better be off, Harry, it's getting late."
"It will need to be checked for jinxes," said Professor McGonagall. "Of course, I'm no expert, but I daresay Madam Hooch and Professor Flitwick will strip it down --"
Harry left the classroom, walking along the corridor and around a corner, then took a detour behind a suit of armor and sank down on its plinth to finish his chocolate, wishing he hadn't mentioned Black, as Lupin was obviously not keen on the subject. Then Harry's thoughts wandered back to his mother and father...