时间：2020 01-23 作者：jftlfoz 浏览量：82712
Kreacher, it transpired, had been lurking in the attic. Sirius said he had found him up there, covered in dust, no doubt looking for more relics of the Black family to hide in his cupboard. Though Sirius seemed satisfied with this story, it made Harry uneasy. Kreacher seemed to be in a better mood on his reappearance, his bitter muttering had subsided somewhat and he submitted to orders more docilely than usual, though once or twice Harry caught the house-elf staring at him avidly, but always looking quickly away whenever he saw that Harry had noticed.
But Neville said quietly, Thanks, Mum.'
'Wait a moment,' said Sirius, sitting up straighter in his chair.
'It's us, Neville!' said Ron brightly, getting to his feet. 'Have you seen - '? Lockhart's here! Who've you been visiting?'
'Why not?' said Ron.
'Er . . . yeah, we have,' said Harry. 'You used to teach us at Hogwarts, remember?'
Neville jumped and cowered as though a bullet had narrowly missed him.
Snape raised an eyebrow.
'Let's not stay long,' Ron said quietly.
Harry's heart began to pump very fast indeed. Defence against external penetration? But he was not being possessed, they had all agreed on that . . .
But as he stepped on to the landing he came to an abrupt halt, staring at the small window set into the double doors that marked the start of a corridor signposted SPELL DAMAGE. A man was peering out at them all with his nose pressed against the glass. He had wavy blond hair, bright blue eyes and a broad vacant smile that revealed dazzlingly white teeth.