by: Chelle Lynn
He heard some bangs behind him and whirled around to see a couple of wizards shooting sparks out of their wands—green, of course. He glanced around and smiled faintly as he noted the aurors walking among the party-goers inconspicuously. No doubt they were working overtime, along with the rest of the Ministry, to keep the crowd under control and the muggles unaware.
An eerie green light covered the area just then, and a hush came over the crowd. The world seemed to stand still for a moment, suspended in time as people processed what they were seeing. The moment shattered in an instant as a high-pitched scream filled the air and chaos took over.
Cedric, who had been preoccupied searching the crowd for that flash of black hair, turned to find the source of the commotion. His eyes slowly raised and reflected the green light in the sky. The image of a skull, with a snake slithering out of its mouth, hung high above the trees. Mothers grabbed their young children off their broomsticks and ran away from the scene, seeming desperate to get away from the unsettling sight.
“Oi! Let me go!” Cedric heard a girl cry to his left. Turning slowly, he saw a man pulling a girl with long, shiny black hair away from the woods.
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