Secrets Revealed Part 1

Harry and Hermione's quest to restore Ron's memories continues with a surge themed around their second year, including Brilliant Slytherin Seeker Draco Malfoy and Brilliant Flesh-Eating Slugs.

Secrets Revealed Part 1

Intro

Hermione

Any luck getting information out of Gareth Greengrass?


Harry

No, he's barely said a word since we took him into custody under suspicion of being a member of The Unforgivable. When he does speak, it's only to proclaim his innocence.


Hermione

This isn't good, Harry. A confession made under the influence of Veritaserum won't hold up in court, especially not one obtained so... unconventionally. With our only other evidence circumstantial and no paper trail to be found, I'm not sure how much longer we can legally detain him.


Harry

I know. It doesn't help that a number of Ministry officials, particularly those within the Department of Mysteries who have worked with Gareth for years, are calling for his release. Some even claim we used the Imperius Curse to get a false confession out of him.


Hermione

We don't have time to entertain rumours. Don't forget, we still need to use this surge to restore Ron's memories of our second year at Hogwarts. Any moment we don't spend getting Gareth to talk, we should spend helping Ron.


Brilliant Slytherin Seeker Draco Malfoy

Harry

You're only making things worse for yourself by not talking, Gareth. We know you've been conspiring against the Ministry as a member of The Unforgivable and we have evidence to prove it.


Gareth

If that were true, then I'd be on my way to Azkaban instead of locked away in a holding cell, now wouldn't I?


Gareth

No, the real truth of it is you're desperate to blame someone for your team's lack of results. So you're using leading questions to entrap a man who has done nothing but devote himself to the wizarding community for decades.


Harry

You destroyed countless lives and helped unleash the Calamity upon the world. How can you sit there and pretend that you're the victim in this situation?


Gareth

It's simple: I'm not pretending.


Brilliant Flesh-Eating Slugs

Ron

I've been thinking. Do you and Hermione really need to return all of my memories? I can't help but feel I would've been better off not knowing what it feels like to vomit slugs.


Harry

Sorry, Ron. I honestly thought you'd get a laugh out of remembering.


Ron

Easy for you to say, you're still blissfully unaware of the taste of slug slime. I don't think I'll ever be able to look at green jelly the same way again.


Ron Weasley's Taped Wand

Ron

I'm not sure what I'm more gobsmacked to remember - that this isn't the first time my memories were almost completely Obliviated or that you fancied Gilderoy Lockhart.


Hermione

I was really hoping you wouldn't remember that... In any case, I don't know if I'd go so far as to say I fancied him. Professional admiration, perhaps...


Ron

‘Professional admiration,’ my wand. You outlined all of Lockhart's lessons in your timetable with little hearts, Hermione. Little hearts.


Hermione

I suppose I have a weakness for gits with charming smiles.


Ron

You really think I have a charming smile? ...Hey!


Petrified Colin Creevey

Hermione

I'm convinced you've been dreaming of Gareth Greengrass' memories after Adversary surges. Remember the one where Millicent Bagnold accused the suspect's brother of being a Death Eater? Well, Gareth just so happens to have a brother in Azkaban indicted on the same charge.


Gareth was also close to Grim. He would've had plenty of opportunity to manipulate Grim into casting the Foundables Spell.


Harry

You mentioned a few months ago that Gareth had a daughter he seemed reluctant to talk about. Could that be the blood malediction-inflicted daughter our suspect pleaded with Healer Maud Ashborn to cure?


Hermione

That's my belief, yes, which also makes Gareth the prime suspect in Maud's murder.


Harry

We thought the mole within the Ministry was just an informant for The Unforgivable. But the London Five's disappearance, the Calamity, Adversaries... It was Gareth all along.


Polyjuiced Hermione Granger

Constance

Know how Greengrass still uses an owl to deliver his interdepartmental memos? Well, I always assumed it was because he was old-fashioned. But one of Harry's Aurors uncovered that Gareth's ‘owl’ was actually a Transfigured potions cabinet!


Inside were bottles of Polyjuice Potion. A few Aurors volunteered to test them. Curiously, one transformed into the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Prophet. Another transformed into you.


Hermione

I knew he was involved with Ron's abduction! Now that we have evidence to prove it, we have legal justification for continuing to detain him.


Constance

There's still one thing I don't understand. The Aurors noted that a bottle of Polyjuice Potion appeared to have been recently tampered with, but Gareth's been detained for almost a month. He couldn't have done it.


Hermione

I better alert Harry. I think Gareth's trying to escape.


End

Harry

Where are you off to in such a hurry, Edward? Or should I say ‘Gareth’?


Edward Scot

I... I beg your pardon?


Harry

Drop the act, Gareth. I know you talked a naive well-wisher into sneaking you your wand, used the Imperius Curse to force your guard to set you free, and are attempting to escape using Polyjuice Potion.


Edward Scot

Have you lost your bloody mind? I don't even know who this ‘Gareth’ is!


Harry

I haven't lost anything, Gareth. But you? You're about to lose your freedom, your friends' trust, your future... I hope The Unforgivable were worth it.