On the way from Bookstore to the Leaky Cauldron, Jerry walked slowly behind Ginny. With a snap of his fingers inside the robe, a thin layer of ice suddenly formed on the ground where Ginny was about to step.
Casting a piece of ice is the most basic and straightforward spell in the Merlinian’s wizard book. Although it basically has no power, because it uses very little magic power, it activates quickly and is extremely difficult to detect.
Ginny’s right foot stepped on the slippery ice surface, slipped suddenly, and fell backward on her back. The cauldron that was full of books in her hand was thrown flying.
“Are you alright?” Jerry stepped forward, caught Ginny, who was about to fall with one hand, and then snapped his fingers, turning the layer of ice under his feet into the water.
“I…I’m fine. I just slipped on my foot.” Ginny stood up from Jerry’s arms. Obviously, she was taken aback by the unexpected fall just now.
At this time, everyone was looking at her. Jerry backed away quietly, walked naturally to the place where the cauldron had just landed, and began to pretend to help pick up the textbooks.
“This should be it.” While everyone’s attention was on Ginny, Jerry quietly picked up a very old diary that was scattered on the floor and put it in his bag.
“Ginny, here’s your book. Is everything here?” Putting the books scattered on the ground back into the crucible, Jerry smiled and handed the cauldron to Ginny.
“It’s all here, thank you.” Ginny took the cauldron and thanked Jerry shyly.
After that, everyone continued chatting towards the Leaky Cauldron.
“Why don’t you come to our house to play sometime? Jerry doesn’t need to go to training anyway.” Ron invites Jerry and Hermione to use the Floo powder in the Leaky Cauldron.
Before the holiday, Ron invited everyone to play at his Burrow. At that time, Jerry refused because the England Quidditch team might need training. In addition, Harry was locked at home and could not go out.
Just now, he knew that Jerry was living in the Leaky Cauldron and that Harry would also spend the last two weeks of school at the Burrow. So, he invited them again.
“I don’t mind.” Hermione, who was very interested in the Burrow, agreed immediately.
Jerry planned to refuse, but after thinking about it, he nodded again, “I may be busy with some things in the last few days. Can I join after a few days?”
He just got Voldemort’s diary and needed a few days to experiment with it. But he didn’t refuse because Ron’s father, Arthur, was a master of alchemy.
“Then how about this weekend? it just so happens that Mr. and Mrs. Granger is taking a day off so that we can come over together then.” At this time, Arthur interrupted and suggested.
Arthur is very interested in the Muggle world, and he had a very interesting talk with Hermione parents on the road just now, and he hopes to have a chance to have a good chat again.
“Oh, when the time comes, I will definitely prepare the ingredients in advance and make some delicious food for you.”
“Oh, you don’t have to do all that.” Hermione’s parents responded.
As the few Muggles who knew wizards existed and were not afraid, they were also curious about this particular wizard family.
At this time, everyone turned their attention to Jerry.
He shrugged, “Weekend is alright for me!”
After that, Ron and Harry returned to the Burrow on the fireplace of the Leaky Cauldron with Floo powder. Hermione and her parents left the bar and returned to the Muggle world. At the end of the bar, Jerry was the only one left.
“Voldemort, let’s have a talk.” Jerry returned to his room on the second floor with the bag in his hand.
He took the diary with a faded cover out of the bag and put it on the table. Jerry picked up a quill and sat on the chair. Turning to the first page of the diary, he can see a little handwriting in the lower right corner that is blurred but still barely readable.
‘T. M. Riddle’
Flipping through the diary, it was completely blank, as if it had never been written. However, Jerry had already expected this.
He dipped the quill he picked up into the ink on the table and wrote, “My name is Jerry Carmen, I am twelve years old, and I am a second-year student in Hogwarts as a Slytherin. Today, when I was shopping for books at the Bookstore in Diagon Alley, I accidentally picked up this book. I plan to make this as my own diary.”
Just as Jerry stopped writing, the words he wrote in the diary flickered on the paper and were quickly sucked in without leaving any traces.
Jerry feigned surprise. Then, a new line of text appeared on that page, “Hello, Jerry Carmen. My name is Tom Riddle.”
“It’s alive. Is it an alchemy item?” Jerry continued to write on the paper.
The handwriting disappeared again, and then new words appeared, “Yes, I am an alchemy item made by a great wizard, and I can answer any doubts about magic for you.”
“I don’t believe it. Do you know the Apparition magic? I’m very interested in that magic.” Jerry said he wanted to verify it.
The reply immediately appeared on paper, “That’s too simple for me. I can teach you spells and practice skills, but I have been asleep for several years. Can you tell me what happened in the wizarding world these years?”
“As long as you teach me to Apparate, I can tell about it to you.”
Why steal Voldemort’s diary?
It was because Jerry knew that there was the memory of Voldemort’s young soul in it, which could help him learn some magic that he could not learn temporarily. As for whether Voldemort would control him the way he controlled Ginny, Jerry wasn’t worried at all.
Although Voldemort’s Horcrux is powerful, he cannot control a wizard at will, especially a wizard as powerful as him.
Ginny can be controlled in the original book because Ginny opened her heart to Voldemort and completely trusted him, so Voldemort eroded her soul.
Will Jerry open up to Voldemort? Most likely not.
Voldemort will definitely try his best to trick Jerry in order to win Jerry’s trust, and Jerry will also trick him by getting his magical knowledge as much as possible.
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