Oh S@#$! was all Ren could think. The bed was rumbling, no that doesn't sound right, the bed was most likely to be having a spasm of some sort. Ren heard screaming coming from three places, the bed, the bunk on top of the bed, and about everywhere else. She sat up, startled by the uproar. Then she screamed as well.
There was Kristine, sitting on top of Ren's feet, staring wide-eyed at the door. Ren's eyebrows furrowed. Danica leanded down from the top bunk with the same expression on her face. The other girls in the dorm were still screaming. It hurt Ren's ears.
"Shut Up! It's just Kristine!" She yelled at the others. They exchanged their spasms of fear for scowls. Vicky Cotlin was the first of the other girls to regain her voice.
"WHAT THE @#@$$%%# WAS THAT FOR?" She screamed at Kristine. "DO YOU JUST LIKE WAKING US UP?! ARE YOU TRYING TO PULL A STUPID PRANK ON US?!" screamed was an understatement more like exploded. Ren hated Vicky. She didn't even know why Vicky was sorted into Gryffindor. Vicky was always on their case. Vicky's dad was also in league with Voldemort for the time from Harry Potter's witness of the rise of Voldemort to the death of Voldemort.
"I'm sure that Kristine had a very good reason to scream at-um- whatever she screamed at. Thank you very much Vicky!" Ren said in utter distaste. Then she turned to Kristine. "Now, what scared you so bad that you had to hop on me?"
Kristine shivered, "I don't know, it was like a ghost, but I couldn't see through it. It was standing in the middle of the room and then it started walking over to you. I was scared, so I jumped on top of you and screamed. The thing ran away once it heard me." she explained shakily. Danica and Vicky frowned.
"That's impossible. You're making this up just to scare us, I know it." Vicky accused. See why they hate her?
"Shut up, Vicky." Ren breathed dangerously. It didn't take much for Vicky to tick her off.
"But, it isn't a ghost, I think you saw an inferius, Kristine." Danica said with nothing but concern. Vicky looked pale.
"What's a inferius?" Ren asked. She was a Half-breed raised by a muggle mother all her life so she hasn't heard of many of the different wizarding terms.
"'An Inferius is the dead body of a human reanimated by a Dark wizard. They have no free will, and cannot think; their purpose is merely to serve as puppets of the Dark wizard.'" Danica read from her book. Something is definantly good about having a bookworm for a friend. Vicky looked like she was going to be sick. What was her problem?
"Well, how can we find out who sent the inferius?" Ren asked.
"We have to catch it and hex the body." Danica said with her nose in the book.
"erus appello orior." Danica said in a bored tone, never looking up from the book.
"Okay, everybody, pretend to go back to sleep and when the inferius appears again we throw a bnding spell at it. Then we'll see who sent the inferius after me." Ren explained. Vicky went from pale to a lovely shade of green. All the girls nodded except for Vicky.
"Or, or we could go back to sleep and pretend this never happened." Vicky stuttered.
"Oh, Vicky, you should know that if you even try to mess with Ren then she never gives up on catching you or pranking you back." Kristine giggled. Not a care-free giggle, an evil I-know-what-you-did giggle. She did. Then she beconed Ren towards her and whispered someting in Ren's ear. Ren did the same to Danica with a large grin in place. Danica then just smiled smugly. "Okay, you heard Ren, pretend to be asleep to catch the inferius." Kristine ordered the girls that somhow were at the foot of Ren's bed. They scurried to their beds without a word. Even Vicky.
It didn't take long for the inferius to arrive. it stood for a moment as every girl stirred to get a better look. Good thing inferi were not that smart. The inferius walked towards Ren's bed and reached for her. Within an instant, Ren cast the binding spell on the unsuspecting beast (at least we think it's a beast). it fell screaming. Danica jumped down from her bunk.
"erus appello orior." Ren said, emotionless, with her wand pointed at the inferius.
Everyone in the room, except Ren, Kristine, Danica, and Vicky, looked surprised at the name that floated above the inferius. 'Harmon Cotlin' otherwise known as Vicky's dad.
"Now, who does that remind us of?" Danica playfully questioned.
"You are not good at sneaking, Vicky. We saw that you were a little 'sick' at the sound of inferius tonight. Yet yesterday you were bragging that your dad knew how to make them. You sent one after me. You begged your dad to make one for you, to set it on me, I'm surprised you are even a Gryffindor." Ren spat the last words.
"S-S-so, A-are y-you g-g-going to tell on me?" Vicky tried to laugh but failed to even shake Ren.
"No, but if you want to keep my mouth shut then you simply must be my slave for a week. Doing everything I tell you to without hesitation or question." Ren smiled. Danica and Kristine giggled in the background. Vicky gulped. Ren motioned her forward. "and also I don't like being prey for pranks. I hope you learned that." she whispered for only Vicky to hear. She paled again. Ren smiled, then went back to sleep.