It was a perfectly ordinary day, and to make it more perfectly regular, two boys were trying to make mischief.
“They’ll freak out! The whole staff… they’ll freak out!”
“Calm down, Harry!” But Severus himself had a wide smile, “We just lead them into the hallways… and into the dining hall. It’s breakfast now, isn’t it? Perfect way to start the day! Have them meet death in the eyes!”
Harry pat the thestral on the bony snout. “How come they can see us?”
“I don’t know all the details.” Severus replied, slowly gesturing the thestral to walk towards him, and it did so instantly, as though drawn to the boy. “But it’s nice someone knows we’re here.”
“Yes.” And Harry made his thestral come with him in the same manner, and both teenagers and the mysterious, skeletal creatures made their way into the castle. Harry, looking still tiny with a childish face and large, cat like green eyes and sloppy hair, had a huge grin on his face. Severus, looking only a little older, with...