Teaching in the Future

The Patronus and The Prank

A/N: Here it is. Everyone's been waiting for this

Chapter 15: The Patronus and The Prank

"Alright class. Today we'll be learning about Dementors." Lily announced.

Most of the fifth year Gryffindors groaned.

"Don't worry. You won't be trying it on a real one." Lily told them.

"Dumbledore won't let them on Hogwarts' property." James added.

"Now, can anyone tell me what Dementors feed off of?" Lily asked ignoring her husband.

Most of the class raised their hands.

"Mr. Longbottom."

"Happy memories leaving the bad ones."

"Exactly. Five points to Gryffindor."

Just then, Ron raised his hand.

"Yes Mr. Weasley?"

"Where's Professor Procyon?"

"I'm not sure. Do you know Jamie?"

"No. He only said that he had some unfinished business."

"Oh well. Now, can anyone tell me how to defend yourself?"

Harry and Hermione raised their hands.

"Mr. Potter."

"The Patronus charm. After thinking of your happiest memory, you shout Expecto Patronum, and your patronus attacks the dementors and shields you."

"Very good. Five points to Gryffindor."

"What does a Patronus look like?" James asked.

The same two people raised their hands.

"Miss. Granger."

"It depends on the person casting the spell."

"That is correct. Five points to Gryffindor. Now, we will try these spells ourselves. Just to let you know, we don't expect you to get it your first try. If you manage silver smoke, then that is excellent. Now, everyone stand up and start thinking of your favorite memory. As a demonstration, I'll go first. EXPECTO PATRONUM!" James shouted.

Thinking of when Lily told him that she was pregnant, a silver lion shot out of James' wand.

"EXPECTO PATRONUM!" Lily shouted next.

After the silver cat disappeared, she explained to the class,

"My happiest memory was my wedding with Professor Jamie."

"And mine was something that happened over Christmas break that concerns Professor Rose." James added. "It's been what, four months now?"

"Jamie." Lily warned. They had no intention on telling the whole school she was pregnant even though she was begining to look it.

Ron, Harry, and Hermione smiled. Even Neville had to grin because he had figured it out (even the time travel thing).

"Anyways, now let's see your Patronuses." James addressed the class.

"EXPECTO PATRONUM!" each person yelled one at a time.

Nothing happened with some people. A few people managed a thin amount of silver smoke. Those people earned five points each. However, when they got to Harry,

"EXPECTO PATRONUM!" He shouted thinking of Christmas with his friends and family.

Everyone oohed and ahhed at the silver stag that appeared from his wand. Even James and Lily were impressed for different reasons. Lily was impressed because her son could caste a corporal patronus. James was impressed that Harry's patronus was him. Of course, Lily did not know that yet. She only knew that Padfoot and Wormtail had become animagi. She had been assuming they did that when they were on their honeymoon.

"Ten Points to Gryffindor." James said.

"Where did you learn how to do that?" Lily asked.

"During our third year, when the dementors came, I asked Professor Lupin to train me so that I wouldn't be affected by them. The main goal was so I could get safely to the ground if I was flying." Harry explained.

"Yeah. Falling from you broomst-ouch" Ron started before Harry misplaced his foot on Ron's.

"I lost the Quiditch match because of Dementors. I was not about to let that happen again."

"His first and only loss." Ron reminisced while daydreaming

Everyone laughed at the look on his face.

"Anyways. Class dismissed. We would like a 10 inch paper on types of memories that would be good enough to caste a corporal patronus. They may be personal or general." Lily announced to the class.

James winked at Harry to let him know that he recognized the Patronus. Harry winked back. Just then,

"POTTER!" a loud squeaky voice came from the hallway.

Professor Snape walked into the classroom before anyone left. However, something was different about him.

"Professor Snape. Harry has been in class this whole time." James said trying so hard not to smirk at his old rival, which was more than the rest of the class.

Snape was wearing red and gold robes and had a bright pink mohawk. The rest of the 5th year Slytherins were following close behind with similar robes and their hair were flashing red and gold. Malfoy looked like he swallowed a handfull of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans with the flavors only consisting of barf, earwax, bugger, and fungus(I don't know if that's even a flavor, but the name does say "EVERY flavor".)

"Then who did this?" Snape asked bitterly in his newly found sqeaky voice..

"I don't know." The professors said.

"I'll take it off." James offered.

He said a spell and the Slytherins' robeswent back to their original color and their hair turned to normal.

Snape turned and walked out the door.

When he turned the whole class tried so hard not to laugh for when James turned the robes back to normal, he added something. The back of the robe said in flashing Gryffindor colored writing: I AM A GIT.

Lily glared at her husband.

"He deserved it for jumping to conclusions." James defended himself

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