Brrr. That's what I usually do around Christmas; go shopping, and shake because I'm cold.
But this Christmas was different, there was lots of snow, but it wasn't that cold. It was perfectly nice weather for going out, but that doesn't mean it was interesting, Since it was the night before Chrismas; Hogsmeade and everything was closed, though, that didn't mean we couldn't make it interesting.
And by 'we,' I mean a funny bunch of HOLers. Some ickle, some wise, some prefects, some students, some professors, some chocolate-frogo-holics, some arcade-goers. A really interesting mix I have to note.
I personally was part of both, the CFA (Chocolate-Frogoholics-Anonymous), and the AAA (Arcade-Addicts-Anonymous), and I was really happy to be part of this silly squad that was about to make the night interesting for themselves.
We spent a few hours arguing about who would bring the fireworks, who would be leading, where we'd go, what we'd do, and how we'd divide ourselves, etc.
We decided Prof. Ulol to be the leader, because there were rumors that he was the most evil person around, plus he was Deputy Head of House and part of the Head Office, who could protect us more than he could if we were to get caught in the act?
We spread around to take whatever we needed from the Castle, and decided to meet in Hogsmeade where the mayhem would take place.
I was working together with Annie Chandran and Aylarah Scale. We got the biggest bags from the kitchen that we found and carefully, checking that there wasn't a prefect around the corner, we went to the statue that hid the way to Hogsmeade.
We were amused at how quickly the weather changed. It was sunny just minutes ago, and now it was snowing.
But that was not a reason for the action to stop. We quickly run to Honeydukes, and set a firework in front of it, so that we can fire it directly in the shop after we take what we were after. Aylarah used her wand to open the door with Alohomora, and taking the bags the three of us entered inside.
We saw the chocolate frogs at once. But when we started gathering them, we saw that these were a small number, so we started looking around for the stash, but still being careful and trying not to make too much noise.
It was hard I must admit, who would have thought to look in a secret door under boxes of pumpkin pasties?
We were just about to leave when through the shop window we saw someone, a black silhouette, sneaking away from the fireworks, which were apparently about to fire up, in this way, directly in the shop. Or better said, at us.
We didn't have time to take the bags with chocolate frogs, we just run toward the door and jump out.
It was spectacular, fires everywhere, a storm of colors.
But we soon regretted the fun. Just as the fireworks stopped and we were trying to stand up, we heard a strict voice saying 'stay down, or else! You're busted!'
When we looked up, we saw Tarma Black glaring at us. We really were busted.
Well, seeing what might have happened to us if we were in the shop when the fireworks went on, the punishment of minus 30 points each of us, and plus no leaving the Castle till the end of the year wasn't that bad. There wasn't even much to do in Hogsmeade now, everything was being renovated. Yes, everything. We were divided that way we covered all the shops, but sadly our plan failed.
But we would have succeeded, if it wasn't for that evil Prof. Ulol. Yes, up till now I thought that was just more of those stupid rumors, but I know the truth now. Just the next morning when we were eating, and he was passing beside us, he whispered 'I would say I'm sorry, but I get a lot more this way!' and he winked at us.
But this wasn't over. We will have our revenge on him next Christmas, and he'll regret for this!