The First Lesson
A/N: Alright. You guys win.Here's the chapter you all have been waiting for: the 1st DADA lesson
Chapter 6: The First Lesson
A few days later,
"Which classes do we have today?" Ron asked Harry.
"Devinations, Then DADA." Harry answered.
"You two should drop Devinations and take Muggle Studies." Hermione told them.
"I grew up with Muggles." Harry told her.
"I have you and Harry for that." Ron told her.
"I'm excited about DADA." Hermione said changing the subject. "I wonder what they will be like."
"I'm not sure." Ron said. "Fred and George said that they tried to prank them, but it didn't work. Then, THEY were pranked. According to them, it was Professors Jamie and Procyon."
"What happened?" Harry asked.
"There hair became multicolored afros that changed color every minute." Ron said laughing.
"I guess we can't get them angry." Hermione suggested.
"I hope they don't play favorites like Snape." Harry said.
"I hope they do and it's Gryffindor." Ron told him.
The day did not really start off good. First, Harry had to deal with Professor Trylowney predicting that he will die because he will fall off a Hippogriff into the Grand Canyon in the United States. Very few people believed that.
Then they had to deal with Snape and the Slytherins. As usual, Snape took about 20 points from Gryffindor basicallybecause Hermione was a know-it-all, Malfoy messed up Neville's potion, Ron did his homework, and Harry looked like his father.
So, naturally, the sixth year Gryffindors walking into DADA class looking down.
"Good afternoon class. I'm Professor Rose White. But you can call me Professor Rose to avoid confusion with my husband and brother-in-law." A very perky Lily greeted the class.
The class mumbled "Good Afternoon."
"What's wrong?" James asked the down looking class.
"We had a pretty rough morning." Ron answered.
"In Devinations, my death was predicted again. But this time, it was because I was flying a Hippogriff in America and fell off." Harry stated.
"And then Professor Snape took away points for no real reason." Neville complained.
"What were his reasons?" Sirius asked.
"Hermione got an answer correct, he didn't like my homework, Malfoy through something in Neville's potion and it exploded, and Harry stood up for Neville." Ron told them.
Sirius and James looked at each other and thought the same thought: Prank Snape big time.
"I'll have a word with Professor Snape. Now today, we'll start on Werewolves." Lily stated.
Everyone's eyes grew, including the other professors. Harry raised his hand.
"Yes Mr. Potter?" Lily called on her son.
"Professor Snape already taught us about werewolves in our third year."
"What was HEdoing in this classroom?" James asked.
"Our professor at the time was sick."
"I'm sure he only taught you the basics on recognition and how to kill. We won't be doing that." James told them.
"We have a friend who's a werewolf. Why would we want you to kill him?" Sirius added.
Everyone smiled because the professor their third year was a werewolf and also was their favorite, but it was looking like these three would take that position.
"Now, I'm just going to start with basic stuff a first year would know." Lily said. "Who can tell me when the wolf in a werewolf comes out?"
Everyone raised their hand.
"During the full moon." Neville said
"Very good. 5 points to Gryffindor." Lily said.
"How does one become a werewolf?" James asked.
The same amount of hand were raised.
"If a werewolf bites someone, then that person becomes a werewolf." Ron answered
"Good. 5 points to Gryffidor."
"How painful is the transformation?" James asked
Fewer people raised their hands.
"Very painful. The pain causes them to lose their minds."
"Excellent. 5 points to Gryffindor"
"I have a question for them." Sirius stated, "How can someone get near a werewolf without fearing the bit? And not get near them is not an answer."
This time, only three people raised their hands: Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
"Since the werewolf bite does not affect animals, the best way for a human to be near a werewolf without the threat of the bite is to become an animagus."
"Very good. 10 points to Gryffindor. Very few people realize it." Sirius said.
"Mr. Potter, Mr. Weasley, and Miss Granger, may we see you after class?" James asked.
"Sure." They said looking worried.
After an extremely long lecture of the details of werewolves, including stuff not known to Snape, Harry, Ron, and Hermione walked up to the three professors.
"You're not in trouble. We can handle this." James said first to the students then to his wife.
"I'll go find a boggart for the third years." She said leaving.
"Now, how did you three know that answer about animagi?" Sirius asked.
The students looked at each other.
"Can we trust you?" Hermione asked.
"Of course. As we said, we have a friend who is a werewolf. Yet, we never mentioned his name." James said
"Our professor in our third year was a werewolf. Hermione figured it out after Snape's lesson. Professor Lupin was a friend of my father and godfather. Professor Lupin and my godfather, Sirius Black,told me, Ron, and Hermione about how my father, Sirius, and another "friend" became animagi to help with the transformations. Please don't tell anyone. I don't want Sirius to end up in Azkaban again." Harry begged.
"Why did you say "friend" with such spitefulness?" Sirius asked
"Peter Pettigrew was the other person. Before my parents were killed, they were going to have a charm placed on them where only one person would know their whereabouts. Sirius was going to be that person, but they decided to change at the last minute to fool Voldemort. Unfortunately, choosing Pettigrew was the wrong choice because he was a death eater." Harry finished the story.
Sirius and James starred wide eyed at the boy with the lightning-bolt shaped scar. Peter was a traitor. That explains why his mother was so sick all the time. She wasn't. He was relaying information to the darkest wizard in Britain.
"Who knows about this?" James asked his son.
"Us, Sirius, Remus, Dumbledore, Voldemort, and the Death eaters." Ron answered for Harry.
Fist clenched, the two teachers thought for a moment.
"Don't worry. We won't tell anyone about the fact that your godfather is an unregistered animagus." James said finally.
"You may leave." Sirius said.
"We'll see you later." The three called back as they ran out the door.
On their way to the common room, the "Golden Trio" was talking about the teachers.
"I like them. They know how to keep secrets." Hermione stated.
"Yeah. I knew they were ok the minute they said that they wouldn't tell anyone about Snuffles being an unregistered animagus." Ron said.
Harry stopped dead.
"What's wrong?" Hermione asked.
"I never told them that they were unregistered."