THE BEST PART OF THE ADVENTURE 2014 EDITION SERIES 3 EPISODE 7

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The sorcerer Harry Potter begins to train up his new apprentice Lily Kettle in the dark forest. He's determined to get her up and ready to face up to her daemons.

Submitted: July 28, 2015

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The Best Part of the Adventure

(2014 EDITION)

Series 3 Episode 7

Chapter 1

They’ve both managed to escape from them today! Both Harry Potter and Lily Kettle managed to escape from both the hands of their two enemies Shannay Ravens and Ryan Robertson, when they unfortunately took over Hogwarts castle. Harry’s firebolt broomstick flies its way into the forbidden forest with both Harry and Lily sat together on it. The two heroes dismount from the broomstick in the middle of the forest. Harry and Lily both land safely on their knees together in the middle of the forest from flying on the broom together, and they struggle to their feet together from where they landed there. Harry takes to kicking out at a nearby tree in anger all of a sudden to Hogwarts fallen out of his two hands.

“Shannay will pay for this!” Lily promises Harry trying to offer him up hope in a time like this.

Mr Potter takes a look back at his friend Miss Kettle in response to what she has just promised him about.

“Yeah she will when I get my hands hold of her!” Harry says in agreement to what Lily has just promised him about.

Lily rounds on Harry in the Forbidden forest.

“Look if someone’s going to go up against both Shannay and Ryan then it shall be the two of us together, and so you need to teach me how to perform magical powers Harry!” She tells him.

Lily then takes to withdrawing her new magical wand from her navy blue coloured cloak that she’s now wearing. Harry nods his head in agreement to what Lily has just told him, realising that they stand a much better chance of fighting together then alone. Harry knows that he needs to teach his new companion Lily how to perform magical spells.

Chapter 2

Percy Jackson is locked up inside a defence against the dark arts classroom in Hogwarts castle along with both Ron Weasley and Grover Underwood. Ron’s magical wand has been removed from him by his new enemy Ryan Robertson before being locked up inside this classroom by him. A dagger that Percy was carrying with him has also been taken from his hands by Ryan. Ron is now sat down on a desk in the classroom, and Grover is now sitting down on a chair in the classroom, while Percy is now frantically pacing both up and down the room with fear of not knowing how to bring down both of his two new enemies Shannay and Ryan. Percy stops on his path right by the door in the classroom, and he tries his best to kick it forcefully open, but however much to his anger the door refuses to budge open. The three lads are locked up inside the classroom, it seems that Ron’s worst fear has come true. Percy sinks down onto a chair in the classroom, and he takes a look over at both Grover and Ron.

“Well at least we’re all together!” Percy tells his two friends in a relieved tone.

Ron folds his arms in interest, and he takes a look back at Percy in response to what he has just told him.

“Yeah well since that we all are together how about we make use of our time together by getting to know one another a bit better?” Mr Weasley questions Mr Jackson.

Percy nods his head in response to what Ron has just questioned him about before beginning to share out his story with him.

Chapter 3

The story of Percy Jackson: Percy Jackson was born on August 18th, 1993. He was raised by his single mother, Sally Jackson. Sally's parents (Percy's grandparents) tragically died in an unfortunate plane crash when Sally was five. When Percy was a baby, his father, Poseidon, left to protect him and his mother from evil monsters. However, Poseidon visited him when he was in his cradle, which Percy described as a "golden glow" and his father's warm smile and a hand on his head. When he was a toddler, his mother married Gabe Ugliano, whom Percy despised and called "Smelly Gabe" because of his body odor that smelled like moldy garlic pizza wrapped in gym shorts. Bad Odor

Strange things often happened around Percy, often resulting in him getting into some kind of trouble or getting kicked out of school. When just a baby, Percy was attacked by a snake, but managed to strangle it to death. When he was in third grade, a large man followed Percy around when he was at school, but by threatening to call the police, the teachers eventually got the man to leave. However, nobody believed him when he said that the man had one big eye. When he was in fourth grade, he accidentally hit the wrong lever on the catwalk when his school was visiting the Sea World Shark Pool and made his class take an unplanned swim. Then in fifth grade, he accidentally fired a war cannon which hit the school bus. Percy recounted that he was expelled from six schools over the course of six years.

Percy Jackson is named after the famed Greek hero Perseus by his mother for good luck because his namesake was one of the only heroes who had a happy ending and died a peaceful death. Percy is a very troubled 12-year-old boy who has been expelled from every school he has attended. Yancy Academy was where his troubles seem to be worse than usual. He has only one friend at the school, Grover, whom is also Percy's best friend and who Percy often protects from bullies. During a field trip to a museum, Percy is annoyed by the school bully, Nancy Bobofit, for intimidating Grover and in a fit of rage, accidentally summons water from a nearby fountain to pull her in, but he didn't know how he'd done it. Mrs. Dodds, his pre-algebra teacher, witnesses the whole scene and tells him to follow her into the museum for a "talk." Suddenly, she turns into the Fury Alecto, and attacks him, looking like a bat with humongous fangs. Percy manages to destroy her using Mr. Brunner's pen, Riptide, that transforms into a sword in his hand. However, when Percy returns to the bus and asks his classmates, nobody remembers Mrs. Dodds because of a force known as the Mist. The only person that may remember her was Grover, who always hesitated before he answered.  Everybody else believed her name was Mrs. Kerr.

Percy arrives back at the school and hears Grover and Mr. Brunner talking about his life being in danger and becomes very suspicious. At the bus stop, Grover sees that the three Fates are looking at Percy while knitting giant socks. Soon after, the Fates snip the string of life. Later, he goes home on his own at the end of the school year, even though Grover asked him to wait for him at the bus stop. He arrives home to his horrible step-dad Gabe Ugliano and his friends playing poker. Gabe immediately demands money for his poker game and although Percy denies he has any, Gabe deduces that he has change from the cab driver and forces it from him. Percy's mother arrives soon afterward and tells him that they can go to his favourite beach in Montauk, NY for the whole weekend. Percy, happy that finally something good has happened, packs his things and leaves, but not before seeing Gabe get hit in the butt by the door when he does a weird hand gesture he saw Grover use earlier.

That night at Montauk, after Percy has a vivid dream, Percy and his mother are shocked to see Grover outside their cabin, without pants (which Percy recommends not to see that) coming to him and his mom, telling them to leave. Percy was confused at his friend's appearance, as he was a goat from the waist down and revealed himself to be a satyr. Nevertheless, his mother took them both in Gabe's prized possession, a 1978 Camaro and began driving at daring speeds through a blinding hurricane and it was blasted off the road by a bolt of lightning. As Grover, Percy, and his mom tried to get out, they saw the Minotaur, a half man, half bull monster, who had been chasing them. The three of them managed to dodge it by following Ms. Jackson's advice to jump out of the way at the last second, but Grover was too slow and the Minotaur injured him, but got distracted by Percy's mother. The Minotaur forgot Grover, grabbed Percy's mom by her neck, and she disappeared in a golden flash of light. Percy, in a surge of new power and anger, managed to defeat the Minotaur by breaking off its horn and stabbing the Minotaur in the chest. Percy dragged the unconscious Grover past a hill, and then passed out when he reached the porch of a house. He was cared for in the infirmary byAnnabeth Chase, waking up three days later. He learned that he was at Camp Half-Blood, a place where people were trained to survive against monsters.

Percy learned that the director of the camp was the Greek wine god, Dionysus, who was very unpleasant and moody, and Mr. Brunner, former Latin teacher from Yancy Academy, was actually the hero-training centaur (half human, half stallion), Chiron. Shown around camp by Annabeth, his new friend and head counselor of the Athena Cabin, he found out that all the campers were demigods, also known as half-bloods. He himself was a demigod, but no one knew his divine father. After being shown around the camp, he currently resided in the Hermes cabin, whose head counselor was Luke Castellan. Luke befriended Percy and treated him with respect. Afterwards, Percy encountered Clarisse La Rue, counselor of the Ares' cabin, who performed the "initiation ceremony", which was sticking Percy's head in the girl's bathroom toilet. Her plan backfires when Percy shot water out of the toilet to blast back at Clarisse and her buddies. This officially began their rivalry. Later in a game of Capture the Flag, Percy defeated Clarisse and three others single-handed when he touched the creek, which healed his wounds from the fight and gave him a sudden burst of adrenaline. After Capture the Flag, a hellhound summoned from the Fields of Punishment, came out of the forest and attacked him. Percy's injury from the hellhound heals by touching the water; then suddenly, a holographic trident floated above Percy's head which told everyone that Percy was the son of Poseidon, explaining his powers over water. As the monster was not from the forest, it meant that someone within camp had summoned it because nothing, including weather, could enter the camp's magic boundaries without permission.

One day, Percy was offered a quest to retrieve Zeus' Master Bolt by Chiron. Chiron explained to Percy that Zeus lost his master bolt, and (since Zeus has a rivalry with Poseidon) blames Percy, as Zeus suspects that Poseidon is attempting to dethrone him. Chiron said that if Zeus doesn't get get his bolt back by that summer solstice, he would begin war with Poseidon. Percy accepts the quest and consults the camp's Oracle of Delphi. Soon after learning that Master Bolt has been stolen, Percy embarks a quest with his sword Anaklusmos, better known as Riptide, and Grover and Annabeth. They face the monsters Medusa, Chimera, they arrive to Las Vegas. Procrustes, and the Furies, before ending up in the Underworld. The trio face Hades, the lord of the dead, who believes Percy stole his Helm of Darkness and the Master Bolt. Hades saved Percy's mother right before she died from the Minotaur, explaining the golden flash. Torn between saving his mom and finishing the quest, Percy finally uses Poseidon's Pearls to find the missing gods' items. Immediately returning from the Underworld, he finds out that the war god Ares has the Master Bolt and the Helm of Darkness, and challenges the god to a duel for possession of the bolt and the helmet, in which he wins. A dark force, later revealed to be Kronos, stops Ares from killing Percy. Ares vanishes in his divine form, leaving the bolt and Helm of Darkness behind. Percy gives the helm to the Furies to return it to Hades, who in return sends back Sally to her apartment, and the trio goes to New York to return the bolt to Zeus. Percy gives Medusa's head to Sally, who uses it to turn Gabe into a statue.

Percy goes back to Camp Half-Blood, where everyone at the camp congratulates him, Annabeth and Grover included. At the end of the summer, Percy can't decide whether to stay at camp or enrol in seventh grade and live with his mom. He finally decides to go train to clear his mind, where he sees Luke training at swordplay. As they drink Coke together in the forest, Luke reveals he was behind the theft and vanishes. However, before he left, he summons a pit scorpion to kill Percy. Percy manages to kill it, but it stabs its stinger into Percy's palm. He tried to reach the camp but collapses. However, several forest nymphs carry him and after being fed ambrosia and nectar, Percy heals and decides to enrol in the seventh grade and come back to camp next summer.

When Percy is attacked by Laistrygonian Giants at school, Annabeth rescues him along with Tyson. On the way to camp, in the Gray Sisters' Taxi, which is a taxi business run by the Fates. Percy learns some coordinates (the coordinates on where to find the Golden Fleece) that lead to something he needs. Percy arrives at camp to find the camp under attack by Colchis Bulls and drives them back with help from Tyson who is fireproof. He later learns Thalia's pine tree is poisoned, meaning the borders are weakened and the activities director Chiron has been blamed. Clarisse, the daughter of Ares and Percy's enemy, is assigned a quest to go to the Sea of Monsters (using the coordinates Percy received) to find and retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has healing powers for plants, animals, and humans which they need to heal Thalia's tree. Percy and Annabeth decide to go also, but Dionysus and Tantalus, the new camp director replacing Chiron, refused.

Meanwhile, Polyphemus, a Cyclopes, captures Grover. Polyphemus believes that Grover is a female Cyclopes and he wants to "marry" Grover, for he is wearing a bridal gown. In desperation, Grover creates an empathy link with Percy so he can call for help. With Hermes' help, Percy, Annabeth and Tyson board the Princess Andromeda, the ship Luke and his forces are on and escape. They fight the Hydra and get on Clarisse's ship, the CSS Birmingham. The CSS Birmingham is a tribute to Ares. As they enter the Sea of Monsters, Clarisse, Tyson, Percy, and Annabeth have to get past Scylla and Charybdis. Scylla lives on a cliff, while Charybdis lives in the middle of the entrance to the Sea of Monsters. Instead of attempting to sail in between the sisters, Clarisse automatically goes for Charybdis and Tyson, a good Cyclops and the half-brother of Percy, supposedly perishes in Clarisse's ship after the ship got blown up due to malfunction problems.

Percy and Annabeth journeyed to many dangerous islands including the Sirens' Island and Circe's Island, and Annabeth tells Percy several stories about Thalia's death, which she also mentions her prophecy. When they reach Polyphemus' island they join up with Clarisse, Grover, and later Tyson, who miraculously survived thanks to Rainbow, a friendly hippocampi who dragged him out of the water. They leave with the Golden Fleece after fighting Polyphemus, which Polyphemus stole many years ago. When they return to the mortal world, they send off Clarisse on an airplane to the camp alone to drape the Fleece on the tree, and Luke kidnaps Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson. He nearly kills Percy in a duel, but Percy reveals Chiron's innocence in a secret Iris message sent to camp. Chiron comes to rescue them with his strangely dressed relatives. When they return to camp, the fleece is placed on the tree, which not only revives it, but also brings Thalia back to her full life form. This revival was actually Kronos' plan, done so that he would have another chance to manipulate the prophecy that governs the future of Olympus and the Olympians.

Chapter 4

Ron Weasley is left amazed by the story that Percy Jackson has just shared out with him, but however Grover Underwood already knew the story since he is Percy’s best mate. Ron then decides to share out his own story between both Percy and Grover.

The story of Ronald Weasley: Ronald Bilius Weasley was the sixth of seven children born to Arthur and Molly Weasley (née Prewett),[17] and got his middle name from his uncle. He was born at the height of the First Wizarding War, in Ottery St. Catchpole, England.[1] In the fighting his maternal uncles Fabian and Gideon Prewett, both members of the Order of the Phoenix, were killed fighting Antonin Dolohov and four other Death Eaters.[18] While he was still a toddler, the wizarding worldbecame peaceful again, for a time, after Lord Voldemort's first defeat on 31 October, 1981.

Ron and his five older brothers — Bill, Charlie, Percy, and Fred and George — as well as his younger sister, Ginny, grew up in the Burrow on the outskirts of Ottery St. Catchpole in Devon. Like all his siblings, he was home educated in reading, writing and simple maths by his mother. The Weasley family was not wealthy at all, compared to other wizarding families.[19] Many other pure-blood families, particularly the Malfoys, disdained them for their "blood traitor" beliefs and lack of wealth. They tried their best to make up for this with their love. The Weasley siblings, especially Fred and George, were fond of teasing and playing pranks on each other, and Ron was a particular target for Fred and George. They once transfigured Ron's teddy bear into a giantspider, sparking his arachnophobia. On another occasion, the twins nearly got him to make an Unbreakable Vow, which finally made their father truly furious (and Fred would later state that his left buttock has "never been the same since" after the row that ensued). They also once got him to eat an Acid Pop which burnt a hole through his tongue. When Ron was younger, he had a pet rat named Scabbers. This rat was actually Peter Pettigrew, a traitor to all wizard kind. Ron was very fond of Scabbers, but wasn't sad to let him go when he found out the truth about his old rat.[19] [21] Ron had a fairly happy childhood, which Harry, who had been brought up by his spiteful relatives the Dursleys, envied.

Ron began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991 at the customary age of eleven. He was sorted into Gryffindor House, like every other Weasley. On his first trip on the Hogwarts Express, Ron met and became fast friends with famous wizard Harry Potter. Harry let him share his carriage on the Hogwarts Express and showed an understanding of Ron's circumstance, not much different from his own, by purchasing a large amount of wizarding snacks from the Hogwarts Express food trolley to share with Ron, and that simple act started a lifelong friendship. Examples of this included: Harry standing up for Ron against Slytherin bully Draco Malfoy, reassuring Harry that it was not his fault that Severus Snape, the Potions Master, gave him a hard time; agreeing to act as his second during what would be a midnight duel but was in actuality a dirty trick by Draco to get Harry and Ron in trouble.

Ron and Harry first met Hermione Granger on the train but Ron did not particularly take to her. Ron, especially, was annoyed by what he saw as Hermione showing off her knowledge of magic, such as when she corrected him on the pronunciation of the incantation Wingardium Leviosa. Talking to Harry prior to the Hallowe'en feast he insulted her for being a know-it-all and not having friends. Unfortunately, she overheard and went running to the girl's bathroom in tears. That evening, during the Hallowe'en feast, it was announced that a mountain troll was loose in the school. Ron and Harry came to Hermione's rescue after hearing that she was in trouble, an idea originally suggested by Harry, and she, in return, lied to protect them from Professor McGonagall. The three were best friends ever since the troll incident.

 

Ron sacrificing himself in the chess game in the Philosopher's Stone Chambers

During their first year, the three of them learned that the Philosopher's Stone was being hidden in Hogwarts and sought to protect it from being stolen by Severus Snape, who the young wizards believed to be working for Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. It turned out that Professor Quirinus Quirrell was actually acting on behalf of Lord Voldemort. Ron's talent in Wizard's Chess, owed to an old and battered chess set that was passed to him from a grandfather, became a life-saving asset when the trio came to Professor McGonagall's contribution to the protection of the Philosopher's Stone. During the life-sized game of Wizard's Chess, Ron sacrificed himself as a game piece so Harry could place the enemy king in checkmate, allowing Harry and Hermione to move on. Ultimately, the three succeeded in defeating Quirrell and protecting the Philosopher's Stone, and Ron was awarded fifty House points by Albus Dumbledore for "the best played game of chess that Hogwarts has seen these many years," contributing to Gryffindor winning the House Cup for the first time in seven years, something that greatly pleased his prefect brother Percy.

Having not heard from Harry Potter during the whole summer of 1992, Ron, Fred and George Weasley, in a planned scheme to rescue him from 4 Privet Drive, drove Arthur Weasley's flying Ford Anglia to the Muggle town of Little Whinging and tore the bars from Harry's bedroom window using the car's horsepower. Ron helped Harry get his things in the car, and they left for the Weasley House. Upon landing Ron and his brothers were ratted out by Molly Weasley for having taken such a risky course of action. At the start of that year's school term, Ron and Harry missed the Hogwarts Express due to the tricks of Dobby the House-Elf and were forced to use the Ford Anglia to travel to Hogwarts. At the end of their journey, the car failed, causing the boys to crash-land into the Whomping Willow. They were nearly killed when the tree shaked, and the car jettisoned them and took off into the Forbidden Forest, where it remained.

Ron's wand was damaged in the crash, causing him problems for the entire school year. For instance, it backfired when Ron attempted to curse Draco Malfoy in payback for calling Hermione by the offensive term "Mudblood". Malfoy's disdain towards Muggle-borns led Ron, Harry, and Hermione to suspect that he was the Heir of Slytherin who opened the Chamber of Secrets that year, unleashing a "monster" that began to attack Muggle-born students.

To investigate this theory, Hermione brewed Polyjuice Potion which greatly surprised Ron in that she was so overtly breaking the rules. When the time came to use the potion, Ron was made to impersonate Vincent Crabbe, and Harry impersonated Gregory Goyle, while Hermione's transformation was unsuccessful because she mistook hair from Millicent Bulstrode's cat for her own. Ron and Harry realised that Malfoy was not the Heir of Slytherin and were both greatly upset when Hermione became another victim of the "monster," ending up petrified in the Hospital Wing, though she left her friends a clue that led them to deduce that the monster was a basilisk.

 

Ron showed incredible bravery during the course of their investigation by venturing into the Forbidden Forest to an Acromantula den led by Aragog, in spite of his extreme fear of spiders. When he and Harry learned that Ron's younger sister, Ginny, was dying in the Chamber of Secrets, they raced to save her, planning to give their information to Professor Gilderoy Lockhart. When the pair discovered that the professor was cowardly attempting to flee, they drew their wands on him and forced him to join them as they ventured into the Chamber of Secrets. Shortly after Ron, Harry, and Lockhart entered the Chamber, Lockhart attempted to wipe their memories in order to get out of the Chamber and take credit for their efforts in a bid for fame. Unfortunately for him, he used Ron's damaged wand, and the spell backfired, causing permanent amnesia in Lockhart. Ron was left behind to tend to Lockhart, as Harry delved deeper into the Chamber, saving Ginny and defeating Salazar Slytherin's basilisk.

Ron was honoured with a Special Award for Services to the School, as well as earning two hundred House points for Gryffindor for his work concerning re-sealing the Chamber of Secrets.

In the summer following Ron's second year at Hogwarts, the Weasleys won the Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw. Ron and his family used the money to travel to Egypt to visit Ron's eldest brother, Bill. News of their lucky break made the Daily Prophet, and Ron sent that newspaper clipping and a Sneakoscope to Harry for his thirteenth birthday. They met on the last day of the summer, when Ron and his family visited Diagon Alley with Harry and Hermione and took up rooms in the Leaky Cauldron in preparation for catching the Hogwarts Express. During their stay at the Leaky Cauldron, Ron shared a room with his brother Percy. Unfortunately, this led to a bad fight. Percy believed that Ron had taken his Head Boy badge, which had actually been stolen by Weasley twins Fred and George. Harry found the twins hiding, enchanting the badge to say "Big Head Boy". Later, Ron was also accused of smudging a picture of Percy's girlfriend, Penelope Clearwater with tea.

Also that summer, Sirius Black, the most famous prisoner in Azkaban, escaped, and in light of this incident, security was tightened at Hogwarts which Ron and his friends noticed when the Hogwarts Express was stopped and searched by Dementors. Once at the school, Dumbledore announced that Dementors would be stationed around the school gates to prevent Black from entering Hogwarts. This was done under the assumption that Harry was the target of Sirius Black's future plans. 

 

Upon starting the term, the third years began taking new lessons. Ron and Harry had chosen Divination and Care of Magical Creatures, while Hermione decided to take every possible class offered and began to exhibit strange behaviour that neither Ron nor Harry could figure out. The pair quickly decided that Divination was not a class they really liked and that the professor, Sybill Trelawney, was a fraud. Ron's first Care of Magical Creatures was a disater.Hagrid, the new Care of Magical Creatures professor, had planned what he thought to be a spectacular class on hippogriffs, when a hippogriff namedBuckbeak attacked Draco Malfoy after Malfoy had insulted the rare creature, causing Malfoy to promise revenge. Also during that week, Ron had his firstDefence Against the Dark Arts class with the new professor, Remus Lupin, and in short order Ron thought that Lupin was an excellent professor.

On Hallowe'en, Ron and Hermione went on their first Hogsmeade trip. Harry, however, could not join them as his Uncle Vernon refused to sign his Hogsmeade permission slip, and had to remain at Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Ron and Hermione visited every building in Hogsmeade and brought back loads of sweets from Honeydukes for Harry. That night, while the students were in the Dining Hall, Sirius Black sneaked into Hogwarts, and the students were forced to spend the night in the Dining Hall.

Just before Christmas, Rubeus Hagrid received a complaint from the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures about Buckbeak the hippogriff. When he shared this incident with Ron, Harry, and Hermione, the trio promised to do everything in their power to help defend Buckbeak. Ron and Harry put the defence of Buckbeak on the back-burner when on Christmas Day, Harry received a Firebolt broomstick from a mysterious sender. When Hermione, afraid for Harry's safety, turned the Firebolt in, Ron stopped talking to Hermione. The Firebolt incident only added to the rough tension between the two, as Hermione's new pet Crookshanks had been continually trying to attack Ron's rat, Scabbers. A few weeks later, when the two were on the verge of fighting, Scabbers disappeared and Ron blamed Crookshanks, threatening the friendship between them.

 

In the meantime, Black was yet to be found, and the night following the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw Quidditch match, he sneaked into Gryffindor tower. Hearing the sound of ripping bed curtains, Ron awoke with a start to see Sirius Black standing over him holding a knife. He screamed, and Black fled. This incident made Ron famous within the walls of Hogwarts, but he came back down to Earth when Hagrid scolded him and Harry about their treatment of Hermione, who Hagrid told them was in over her head with all of her classes and the work she was doing for Buckbeak. Shocked, the pair patched it up with her a few days later, when they got a letter from Hagrid saying that Buckbeak had been convicted of crimes and sentenced to execution.

With exams coming up, the trio set about studying and attempting to help Hagrid with Buckbeak's appeal. The appeal took place on the last day of their exams. Hearing that Buckbeak was to be executed, Ron, Harry and Hermione went to visit Hagrid in the evening just before the execution. They offered to help set the record straight, but Hagrid told them that they would be in big trouble if they were seen. Helping the sobbing Hagrid with some milk, Hermione found Scabbers. Soon they were hurried out the back of the hut, all the while they continued to lobby for a chance to set the record straight. When they heard what sounded like the killing, Ron, Harry and Hermione set off for Hogwarts in a slight state of shock.

 

Before they made it back there, Scabbers began to squirm in Ron's hands and escaped. Not wanting to lose his rat again, Ron chased after Scabbers with Harry and Hermione behind him. He caught up to Scabbers, but not before they were in the shadow of the Whomping Willow tree. He looked up to see a large black dog bearing down upon him. The dog dived at Ron and gripping Ron's arm in its mouth, it dragged him into the Whomping Wllow. To try and stop the dog from pulling him further, Ron tied his feet around a tree branch, but this caused a broken leg. Considering the circumstances surrounding his injury we can assume he broke his ankle. When the dog reached the Shrieking Shack, it let go of Ron and revealed itself to be Sirius Black, the wanted Askaban prisoner. Hearing footsteps approaching, Ron called out a warning for his friends, but it was too late.

Sirius ambushed Harry and Hermione, disarming them when they entered the room where Ron was being held hostage. Upon seeing him, Harry attacked Black with Hermione and the seriously injured Ron helping in any way they could, but Harry could not bring himself to finish the job when he had Black in his power, and he was disarmed by Professor Lupin. Relieved at the sight of Lupin, Ron became worried when Lupin and Black greeted each other like brothers and demanded that Ron turn over his rat, Scabbers. After Ron screamed at the suggestion and Hermione accused Lupin of many terrible things including being a werewolf, Sirius and Lupin began telling a long tale of their youth education at Hogwarts and how a wizard named Peter Pettigrew, who most wizards believed dead, actually betrayed Harry's parents James and Lily Potter. Partially convinced, Ron handed over Scabbers when Lupin promised that if it were actually a rat, no harm would come to it, and Scabbers was revealed to be Pettigrew who confessed to the betrayal and begged for mercy from his former friends. 

When it was decided that Pettigrew should be turned over to the Dementors, Lupin splinted Ron's leg, and the assembled company left for Hogwarts. Along the way, the full moon broke out, and Lupin began to transform into a werewolf. In the skirmish, Pettigrew stole Lupin's wand, attacked the trio, and escaped into the moonlight. Hours later in the hospital wing where he was recovering from his broken leg, Ron was told that Harry and Hermione had managed to save Sirius and Buckbeak from their deaths. For some reason, Madam Pomfrey, who claimed that she can "mend bones in a heartbeat...", on this occasion had Ron remain in the hospital wing with his leg heavily bandaged despite the nurse's previous claims. Perhaps there were complications with his injury considering that he spent a long time in the Shrieking Shack then outside while Lupin transformed into a werewolf and his leg was harmed even further over the course of the evening; for example "Ron yelled with pain when Black toppled over his broken leg." As a replacement for his lost pet, Sirius sent Ron a tiny owl, which Ginny immediately named Pigwidgeon because she thought the name was "sweet"; annoyed and disgusted at this, Ron tried to choose another name, but it was too late, so he settled for using the nickname "Pig".

In the summer of 1994, Ron invited Harry and Hermione to accompany the Weasleys to the Quidditch World Cup, which was being held in Britain for the first time in decades. While Hermione joined the Weasleys at the Burrow, Harry had to be picked up from the Dursleys. Arthur Weasley arranged to pick up Harry via Floo Network, not knowing that the Dursleys' fireplace was blocked, so when Ron, Arthur,Fred and George tried to fetch Harry they ended up stuck in the chimmney. Part of the Dursley's house was destroyed before Harry returned to the Weasley's house. The following day, Harry, Hermione, and all the Weasleys except Molly Weasley left for the Quidditch World Cup, where they set up camp and met many of their friends from Hogwarts or the Ministry. They had prime seats for the match, thanks to Mr Weasley who had helped Ludo Bagman, Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports, out of a messy problem. During the match, Ron watched his Quidditch hero, Viktor Krum, the Bulgarian Seeker, play an excellent match, catching the Snitch to end the game.

That night, while the Irish supporters were still awake celebrating their victory, trouble began. The Death Eaters, former followers of Lord Voldemort, who had escaped imprisonment in Askaban, chose to let off a riot. Wearing uniforms, they attacked the camp where Ron and his friends and family were staying. In the incident, Mr Weasley ordered Ron, Harry, Hermione, Fred, George, and Ginny to run for their lives, while he and the older Weasley children set off to help the Ministry of Magic. Running off into the woods, Ron, Hermione, and Harry quickly lost Fred, George and Ginny, but they did find Draco Malfoy. Malfoy meanly suggested that Hermione could be a Muggle-Born target of the Death Eaters, causing Ron to insist that she and Harry join him in going deeper into the woods. Soon they reached a patch of woods giving off a silver glow, where the trio found a few Veela witches and their admiring wizard boyfriends. Ron was entranced and claimed he created a broomstick that could fly to space. However, they would soon come across something more sinister than the Veela witches. Deeper yet, they went, and in a clearing they saw a man cast the Dark Mark, after which Ron, Harry and Hermione were questioned by the Ministry.

On 1 September, Ron and his friends departed for Hogwarts aboard the Hogwarts Express, where he was taunted and his father and new dress robes were insulted by Draco Malfoy, and that evening at the Welcoming Feast, Dumbledore announced that Hogwarts would host the Triwizard Tournament. Ron found himself caught up in dreams of being a Triwizard Champion, but he was snapped back to reality by his fourth year classes. In Care of Magical Creatures, Hagrid had his students breed terrifying Blast-Ended Skrewts, and in Defence Against the Dark Arts, Ron was impressed by the new professor,"Mad-Eye" Moody, when he taught the class about the three Unforgivable Curses. It was announced that the students from the Durmstrang Institute and Beauxbatons Academy of Magic would be arriving at Hogwarts on 30 October. Ron was impressed by the uniform in which the foreign students arrived in and was surprised when he saw Viktor Krum among the Durmstrang students.

Having discussed the possibility of somehow outsmarting the Goblet of Fire and the Age Line that Dumbledore had cast around it, Ron was surprised to find that Harry's name had come out of the Goblet of Fire. Jealous of Harry's fame and wealth, Ron refused to accept that Harry didn't want to enter the tournament and accused Harry of cheating. After the argument, he and Harry stopped talking to each other, and Ron began hanging out with other Gryffindors like Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnigan. Ron and Harry did not talk until after the First Task of the Triwizard tournament. Seeing danger, Ron came to the conclusion that someone would have to be mad enough to purposely put their name in the Goblet of Fire. After Harry had passed his first task, Ron joined Hermione in congratulating Harry, and the two became best friends once again.

Soon after the first task, Professor McGonagall told Ron and the other Griyffindor boys about the traditional Yule Ball, held during the Triwizard Tournament. While all students above fourth year scampered around trying to find dates, Ron and Harry found it hard to ask girls to the ball. Struck by the beauty and charm of Fleur Delacour, the Triwizard Champion from Beauxbatons Academy and a part-Veela witch, Ron badly asked her to attend the ball with him, but fled in horrifying embarrassment. He also offended Hermione first by not asking her, and then by suggesting that she did not have a date and thus could accompany him. Harry was eventually able to get them both dates with twins Parvati and Padma Patil. Ron's evening was a fiasco of the first sort. His "traditional" Weasley dress robes embarrassed him and his date, Padma Patil, and when Ron saw Hermione with his Quidditch hero, Viktor Krum, he was really jealous. This led to a blazing argument between them during the end of the Yule Ball; though their friendship did not suffer, it was clear that both held feelings for each other, though it would be years before it became obvious to Ron.

During the Yule Ball, Ron had overheard Hagrid telling the Beaubaxtons Headmistress Olympe Maxime that he was a half-giant. This information was also overheard by Daily Prophet Reporter Rita Skeeter, who wrote an arcticle telling the wizarding world of Hagrid's secret. This drove Hagrid into secret hiding, and he did not return to Hogwarts until Ron, Harry, and Hermione proved that they still liked him, no matter what. On 24 February, Ron was taken as Harry's hostage for the second task of the Triwizard Tournament. When he found out that Harry had stayed behind to save Fleur's hostage Gabrielle Delacour as well, Ron took him to task, but changed his tune when Harry was given extra points for "Loyalty to other champions." Fleur, however, was impressed, and she thanked Ron and Harry in turn for helping save her sister Gabrielle, kissing both of them on the cheek. This resulted in Ron having a very obvious crush on Fleur.

Early in the spring, Ron joined Harry and Hermione in visiting Sirius Black, who had taken to hiding in Hogsmeade. There, they discussed the disappearances of Ministry officials Barty Crouch Sr. and Bertha Jorkins. Harry also ran his theories about Severus Snape by Sirius, but they were shot down, to Ron's chagrin. In the weeks leading up to the final tournament task, Ron and Hermione helped Harry prepare by researching and trying out different jinxes and other helpful spells for the task. Ron and Hermione watched Harry together from the sidelines. They were shocked when Harry returned with 


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