The magical snowflakes in the snow globe float down one after another, stacked higher and higher. It is only a momentary, but it explains much of what is currently happening.

Sean raised his head tremblingly and looked at Grindelwald in front of him.

His beard and hair are all white, and he always has that big smile and looking everything around him. Grindelwald noticed Sean’s eyes and frowned slightly, looking at the ball that was still falling with snowflakes.

He looked down for a moment. Various emotions flashed in Grindelwald’s eyes.

He stretched out his hand to grab the thing, and his tone seemed to be quite relaxed, “Huh, an age-measuring ball. What a coincidence.”

The snow globe is held tightly. Sean’s throat moved, and they looked at each other in disbelief. There was a long silence between the two, and Sean didn’t even know what to say.

Although Grindelwald looked at Sean, his attention was not there. This is the first time Sean has seen Grindelwald in this absent-minded state.

After hesitating for a while, he still said, “Professor…”

Grindelwald’s eyes turned into a different-colored pupil, and his voice was calm, “Tell me about something you discovered recently.”

Before he finished speaking, Sean suddenly raised his head and looked outside. A huge sense of threat welled up in his heart. This was a sense of threat coming from his instinct as if the entire sky was about to collapse.

When Grindelwald said this, all wizards, all animals with magical abilities, and even some naturally sensitive Muggles looked up to the sky.

A sense of panic that is difficult to understand strictly came flooding in like a tide.

The clear night sky seemed to be stained with a layer of ink, the dark clouds covered the sunlight, but in the depths of the clouds, something more terrifying and incomprehensible seemed to be brewing.

In Hogwarts Castle, the students also felt as if doomsday was coming. They walked out of the common room and looked at the strange shape in the sky with their mates in confusion and worry. The stars were all gone, and the moon was getting rounder and brighter.

Someone even said, “Has the moon become bigger?!”

Professor Trelawney rolled her eyes in the office of the divination professor. Through the skylight, she stared blankly at the sky.

“The world…the world…the world is collapsing, it’s collapsing!”

Sean suddenly turned his head to look at Grindelwald inside the Room of Requirements. He was about to speak but was interrupted by a voice behind him. The stone wall was undulating, the wooden door was revealed, and Stephanie pushed it open and walked in.

Sean has obtained some authority. When he is in the Room of Requirements, as long as he thinks of a room, even if the needs of the outside world are the same as his, the Room of Requirement will not be opened.

But Stephanie can do this.

However, Stephanie wouldn’t bother Sean, and she was also filled with anxiety and confusion. Behind her, Dumbledore’s figure was revealed.

“Professor…” Sean subconsciously shouted.

Grindelwald raised his head slightly, his voice was low, “Albus…”

He strode forward, grabbed Sean’s arm, and almost roughly pulled him behind.

“The Invisibility Cloak.” Dumbledore said to Sean.

Sean hesitated to take out the Invisibility Cloak. Dumbledore snatched it and threw it directly to Grindelwald.

He stared at him coldly, pointed to the Vanishing Cabinet, “Go.”

Grindelwald’s eyes also turned cold, and he said in a deep voice, “Don’t you think you should tell me everything?”

“Can you?” Dumbledore replied.

Grindelwald was taken aback.

At this moment, there was an explosion of thunder.

How could the thunder from outside reach the Room of Requirements?

Sean looked up in disbelief and then found that the feeling in his heart was getting worse.

Dumbledore yelled, “Go!”

After a brief silence, Grindelwald seemed to remember something. He suddenly looked up at Dumbledore, and then, without saying anything, he picked up the Invisibility Cloak and walked quickly back into the Vanishing Cabinet.

When Grindelwald left here, Dumbledore looked up and looked at Sean, saying, “Follow me.”

Sean glanced at Stephanie, who brought Dumbledore over, and she shook her head to express that she didn’t know anything.

Dumbledore has already taken steps towards the exit. Sean looked back at the empty Vanishing Cabinet and followed quickly.

Sean’s pupils shrank after walking out of the Room of Requirements and coming to the corridor. Through the huge windows, he saw the completely dark sky outside. Sean walked quickly to the window and was shocked to find that the sky seemed to be slowly descending.

You can’t see its movement, but you can feel that the night sky is getting closer and closer to you. Like the old doomsday story, you can feel that the world seems to be collapsing.

“What is happening?” Sean looked at Dumbledore in disbelief.

Dumbledore just looked up at the sky. He didn’t seem to care and seemed to have expected it.

“It’s a little early.” He said this and walked quickly towards the Principal’s office.

Sean followed quickly while looking at the night sky. The Principal’s office is close to where they are right now; Sean was surprised to find that the corridor he had walked through countless times seemed to be suddenly stretched.

He followed Dumbledore step by step and then found that the whole corridor had suddenly become crooked.

Sean clearly felt that he was on a normal path, but from his vision, the front became uneven, and the slabs were arranged weirdly. He followed Dumbledore forward, and the road, which was obviously inclined at ninety degrees, did not change at the moment he stepped on it.

“You should know a little bit about the history of the creation of Hogwarts, right? This place originated from a magical place, and it was formed naturally. The Four Founders connected the castle to this place, so you see that magical place right now.” Dumbledore said softly as he walked.

“Professor, I don’t understand.” Sean asked.

“Hogwarts Castle and the magic place have long been fused together, and the magic power of this place was born naturally. When the whole world begins to become weird, the magic power will be affected, and a chain reaction will occur. As you can see, the castle is starting to feel weird.” Dumbledore explained.

Sean grasped the main points in his words, “Professor, so, the world has begun to become weird?”

At this time, they walked through the winding corridors and finally came to the Principal’s office. The gargoyle at the door had become a random disfigured statue as if a jigsaw puzzle had been disrupted and reassembled.

With half of its legs and half its face close together, it made a sound, “Principal, I feel weird. Oh, right, password?”

“Whispering.” Dumbledore said the password that did not conform to his usual style of password and added after the gargoyle jumped aside, “Please bear with it a little while. Everything will be fine soon.”

“Oh, yes, Principal.” The gargoyle muttered.

Sean looked at the gargoyle statue and followed Dumbledore through the completely twisted spiral staircase to the office. But here, it looks different than usual. Those slender-legged tables and weird silverware are all gone, and the whole room presents a weird, twisted appearance.

Sharp knives all perfectly separate stools, cushions, desks, and a small number of furnishings. They are combined with other things irregularly, stuck to the wall or ceiling, or just floating in mid-air.

As for the room itself, many stone fragments with smooth edges are also distortedly separated and combined irregularly.

In the center, a portrait floated in mid-air, but the middle was cut off suddenly. The person in the portrait was the most unpopular person in Hogwarts history—the previous Principal of Hogwarts, Phineas Nigellus Black.

“Hey, you stepped on my eyes!” Phineas yelled.

Sean raised his foot, only to realize that a quarter of his portrait was under his feet, and he stepped on his eyes.

Phineas was obviously torn apart, but that quarter of the picture was still alive, and the mouth on the other side was yelling something, “Albus, this feels weird! I told you that you’ll have trouble with that thing sooner or later!”

On the other side, the portrait that had been split into countless pieces trembled, and Sean barely recognized that it was Dilys Derwent. In the portrait, the parts belonging to her mouth moved together, but they made normal sounds.

“Shut it, Phineas. This day will eventually come, and Albus is trying to find a solution.”

Sean looked at Dumbledore, who hadn’t done anything after he had come to the office. He just stood there quietly as if waiting for something.

“Professor? What is going on? What do they mean by that day? What does Ms. Derwent mean by that day?”

Dumbledore didn’t answer him.

When Sean was preparing to ask again, a magical wave swept across the whole world and everyone’s hearts. Those distorted items and the pressed sky retreated, combined, and reorganized as if they had been cast with a Mending Charm.

The world seemed to be at peace again. Everything was back to normal.

The portraits of previous principals were neatly hung on the wall again, and Phineas stretched his neck, “Oh, it feels so good to be normal.”

Immediately, other principals refuted him, “You have not suffered any harm. You are lucky for that.”

Sean ignored the bickering of the principals, and at this moment, he finally saw things returning to normal in front of him. More than a dozen Pensieves were placed together, and the silver strand that Sean saw just now was nothing compared to what he had seen before.

That is a memory far larger than normal size.

More than ten meters of silver strand floated above the Pensieves. The strangest thing is that one end of the silver strand is as scarlet as blood.

“What is this?” Sean looked at Dumbledore in disbelief.

He breathed a sigh of relief at this moment.

“Sean, do you know anything about the Deathly Hallows?” He asked.

“Of course, I know that in the legend, if you collect all the Deathly Hallows, you can become the Master of Death and have the power of the harness death. But I always thought that it was only a legend and passed down by people as a myth.”

He was now impatient to find out what had happened.

“Do you feel that one of the Deathly Hallows items doesn’t seem to fit what the legend says?” Dumbledore continued.

“Doesn’t seem to fit? Like the Invisibility Cloak?” Sean immediately thought of the Invisibility Cloak.

Among the three items, the Elder Wand has an incredible power, and the Resurrection Stone can summon the spirits of the dead. Given Dumbledore’s reaction toward the cloak beforehand, it gave him a thought.

“Professor, are you saying that there is something special about the cloak that has not been discovered?” He asked.

Dumbledore nodded.

“But this doesn’t explain what’s going on now. Why did the world become like that? Besides, he is the one who returned to the past, right?”

Before Sean could finish speaking, the same feeling came again.

Dumbledore looked at him and put a finger to his mouth. Under his shocked gaze, Dumbledore pointed upwards and whispered carefully.

“Shh, the world will hear it.”

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Published On: January 22, 2024

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