The Pettigrew Show
Halloween at Hogwarts and the day was fine. There were floating Jack-O-Lanterns
and orange and black confetti glittered in the air. The suits of armor had been
enchanted to sing ‘The Monster Mash,” and everybody got a good laugh when a
suit of armor started singing on the seventh floor and Neville almost toppled
over the banister of the staircase in his fright.
In Charms they learned how to make themselves
sing part of a song, the magical way. All you had to do was raise your wand and
say a certain phrase that had to do with the artist or album. You could even
alter the lyrics of some songs.
“This spell will be good for those of you who
do not have opera voices, so to speak.” Flitwick said. “This spell makes you
sing the song in the artist’s voice.”
“Neville,” somebody mumbled.
“Settle down.” Flitwick
said. “The spell is ‘Cantere,’ then whatever word or
phrase that has to do with the song you want to sing. And here’s a fun fact:
some Muggles, they did what you would call ‘ripped
off’ songs from wizards. They might have heard a witch or wizard playing it and
wrote down the lyrics. There is one I know of, called
M and M that has done that.”
They went to the Halloween feast and ate
pumpkin pie, ham, chicken, and pumpkin juice. Harry was in the middle of his
turkey when the door to the Great Hall burst open. Everyone stopped what they
were doing at once.
In walked a man in a black hooded cloak with
the hood down. Harry recognized him at once. The man raised a metallic looking
hand, and in it was his wand.
The man whispered, just loudly enough for
Harry to hear, “Cantere: The Pettigrew Show.”
Then, a slightly low-pitched voice came from
Peter. “Guess who’s back? Back again? Peter’s back.
Tell a friend. Guess who’s back; Guess who’s back; Guess who’s back; Guess
who’s back; Guess who’s back; Guess who’s back; Guess who’s back.”
Then Voldemort walked in and jumped in front
of Peter. He started break dancing as he sang. “Now, this looks like a job for
me, so everybody just follow me; ‘Cause we need a
little controversy, ‘cause it feels so empty without me.”
Harry stood up, accepting the challenge. He
raised his wand and said, “One More Time.”
“Nooo, not Britney Spears!” Peter
and Voldemort screamed at the same time. They ran out of the Great Hall as the
music started playing.
Harry cut off the music after they left and
looked around at the Great Hall.
just stared at him.
“Okaaay,” said Ernie Macmillan from
the Hufflepuff table. Everyone started eating and talking again.
Author’s Note: Thanks to Moey, who let me use her singing spell name because I
couldn’t think of one at all.