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Katrina's POV

While we disagreed on who was out to get the Stone, we were all worried that it might be stolen and in the following weeks, we periodically stole up to the 3rd floor to check that Fluffy was still growling.

However, there were more important things to worry about for me and Hermione. Exams! They were only TEN weeks away! Oh my goodness, we should have started studying before now! I couldn't believe we hadn't realized sooner!

Ron and Harry rolled their eyes and said the exams were ages away, but Hermione and I didn't care. We started mapping out study schedules and going to the library every chance we got. The amount of homework had also increased so there wasn't much time to worry too much about the Stone.

We were studying in the library one day when we spotted Hagrid acting suspicious as he looked up books in the section on dragons.

When he spotted us he slowly walked over.

"Yer not still lookin' fer Nicolas Flamel, are yeh?"

"Oh we found out who he was ages ago," said Ron impressively. "We know that the dog's guarding the sorcerer's st -"

"Shhhhh!" Said Hagrid angrily as he looked around to make sure no one was listening. "Don' go shoutin' about it, what's the matter with yeh!"

"There's a few things we wanted to ask you as a matter of fact," Harry piped up. "About what's guarding the Stone apart from Fluffy -"

"Shhhh," said Hagrid again. "Listen - come an' see me later, in not promisin' I'll tell yeh anythin', mind, but don' go rabbittin' about it in here, students aren' s'pposed ter know, they'll think I told yeh."

We nodded in agreement and Hagrid shuffled out of the library carrying his books.

As I continued to study my notes, I couldn't help but think about the dragon section of the library. It would seriously be so cool to have a dragon for a pet! If only it was possible!


When we knocked on Hagrid's hut an hour later, we were surprised to find that all the curtains had be drawn shut. Hagrid called, "who is it?" before letting us in and quickly closed the door shut behind. He was acting very suspicious...and it was stifling hot inside with a fire going even though it was already a warm day.

"So - yeh wanted to ask me somethin?"

"Yes," Harry said, taking charge. "We were wondering if you could tell us what's guarding the Sorcerer's Stone apart from Fluffy."

"O' course I can't," he said, frowning at us. "1) I don't know meself and 2) yeh know too much already, so I wouldn't tell yeh if I could. Beats me how yeh even know abou' Fluffy."

"Oh come on, Hagrid! You know everything that goes on around here," I said fluttering my lashes and giving him the sweetest look I could possibly give. Hagrid's beard twitched and I could tell he was smiling. Good. Now to really lay it on thick. "We only wondered who had done the guarding, really. You know, who Dumbledore had trusted enough to help him, apart from you. Cuz who wouldn't trust you, Hagrid."

Hagrid's chest swelled at my last words and my three friends beamed at me. I'd never tried it really, but a small part of me was happy to see how easily I had been able to manipulate him.

Did that make me a bad person? I had found over the years that I could usually convince strangers to do whatever I wanted, but I generally didn't like having that kind of power over someone.

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