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General POV

Gryffindor and Slytherin 6th years were waiting for their new teacher. Most of them were talking and many paper airplanes were flying around.

In a blink of an eye, the room became lit with a soft orange color. The windows drapes were pushed back to let in the sunlight and the desks were arranged into a semi circle, along with the people in them. They were not segregated by house, sex, or friendship, but placed in a random order. The paper airplanes were burned in the air and their ashes slowly sank towards the ground.

Kori's POV

Much better, I thought to myself. I walked into my newly decorated room.

"Hello!" I said with a smile.

There was silence in return, Awkward.

"So, I can tell from your previous teachers that you learned most of the basics, but not the important things." Hermione raised her hand.

"Yup?" I asked sitting on my desk in front of the semi circle of the desks.

"Well, I was going to ask what we're going to learn from you. I don't want to be disrespectful or anything, but aren't you the same age as us?"

A moment of silence followed her question, and Kori turned her gaze out the window as the sun set over the lake.

"To answer your question, I'm going to ask you a question. What's the best way to kill a vampire coven without muggle's knowledge? How do you detect Fog Giants in North Eastern Russia? What would you do with a rabid werewolf who'd been bitten twice? Those questions I can only think of off the top of my head, and trust me by the time I'm done with you, you'll know the answers."

Silence followed.

"I know you all hate tests, so I'm not going to give you one today, but there might be one tomorrow. Hint hint. Tomorrow will be a 5th, 6th, and 7th year lesson all together. For today, you are all dismissed."

With that, Kori disappeared with a pop.

General POV

The students looked at each other, then got up and left the room. Harry looked at Ron and Hermione and stood up. They quickly left the room.

"She's very …odd." Harry started to say. They quickly walked down the moving staircases and were headed outside, for they had no class, and it was such a good day to be outside.

"She didn't teach us anything!" Hermione fumed. "How are we supposed to be ready for a test if we know nothing about what the test will be on?"

"Relax Hermione, you'll be fine." Ron drawled, putting his arm over her shoulders. She quickly shrugged it off and kept walking. "Well at least you don't have to sit with a blubbering idiot. I sit with Goyle!" He shivered. Harry stopped them and leaned against the wall of the castles, looking over the castle grounds.

"I think there's something odd about her. Don't you find it strange that she can disappear and reappear? Or that she can fly? Or that she knows our teachers by first name, and just waltzes in and becomes a teacher?"

"You're right Harry, but there's nothing we can do for now, just wait for the test tomorrow I suppose." Hermione sighed, watching as the other students enjoyed their fun.

The next day

General POV

The 5th, 6th, and 7th years gathered outside in the main courtyard right after breakfast. They didn't know what was about to happen, but they all turned to look as Dumbledore and Kori came striding out of the castle. The ground was littered with hats.

"Kori has asked for a day trip for the 5th, 6th, and 7th years for an important lesson to be learned. Good luck and have fun students!" The crowd cheered at this, Dumbledore smiled shook his head and walked back into the castle.

"All right, we will have chaperones meet us at our location; we will be taking a portkey. Who has taken one before?" About ½ of the students had raised their hands. "Good, the trick is to just hang on as tight as you can. Split into groups of 10, and grab a hat."

The students each did and were transported away. They landed in a wooded area; on the horizon they could see the rising rooftops of a town.

"Your test; is to blend in to the crowd. Any real wizard needs to learn how to blend in and react, to any situation. You will be safe from harm; we have wizards and witches in disguise posted through out the area. Return to this exact spot when the hour strikes 7. Now go." She dismissed them, and disappeared herself.

The students looked at each other, and ran for the village. After all, many of them were either muggle borns, or have been around muggles their whole life. How hard could the test be?


Kori POV

The rest of the day passed by relatively quickly, all the students seemed to blend in fine. As the sun had reached the middle of the sky and started to set, I turned towards one of my companions,

"It is time."

General POV

The students started to head back to the woods, arms filled with sweets and trinkets bought at the stores.

Out of the blue, the sky darkened, and a lonely wolf howl was heard.

This seemed to stun the students. Out of the trees stepped wizards cloaked in darkness, werewolves seemed to appear out of nowhere, and a cackle filled the air. Jets of light shot out of the wizard's wands, and the students panicked. Their goodies flew out of their arms and littered the ground as their owners tried to escape. They ran into each other and into forest, looking in vain for escape.

Stunning spells were shot at the students, many of them missing the mark, but that went by unnoticed. The werewolves howled and pounced on the students. The general feeling of the panic had the students pushing each other, tripping over branches, stumbling over rocks; it was a disgraceful sight to see. It was like fear had gripped them itself and they had forgotten that they were proud, strong wizards and witches.

Many of them thought where are our protectors? They ran in circles, not even trying to defend themselves. A few did in vain however. The Golden Trio was a part of that group.

"ENOUGH!" A shout was heard. A bright white light was cast through out the woods, illuminating everyone and everything. The masks of the things that go bump in the night disappeared and were replaced with the disappointed faces of the villagers they were surrounded by during the day. The scene melted before them until they were standing on castle grounds once again.

Kori stood before them, eyes blazing.

"If this is what our future generation will be, I am afraid, we will all die. You should be ashamed. Back to your rooms, we will discuss this in the morning." With that she turned and walked up to the castle.