Chapter 3-20 The Dementor's Kiss
- Harry, Lupin, Black, Ron, Hermione, the unconsious Snape and the chained Pettigrew set out toward the castle.
Sirius asks Harry if, since he is his godfather, would he like to live
with him? Harry is filled with happiness, gladly accepting the offer.
- When they are almost at the castle, Lupin, who had forgotten to take
his potion, transforms into a Werewolf. In the sudden panic, Black transforms
into his Dog shape to protect them. Pettigrew
dives for Lupin's dropped wand and takes out Ron. Harry disarms him
with a ¤ Expelliarmus, but Pettigrew
escapes after he transforms back into a rat.
- Ron is unconscious. They hear Black yelp and then moan from the direction
of the lake. Harry and Hermione speed in the direction and see at least
a hundred Dementors gliding towards them.
Thinking of the prospect of living with his godfather, Harry manages
to charm a Patronus with a ¤ Expecto Patronum charm, the
Dementor's seem for a short moment not to be able to walk through the
silver mist but in the end they are approaching closer and closer. One
Dementor lowers his hood to perform the Dementors' Kiss and Harry sees its face.
His Patronus flickers and dies. In the distance he hears someone screaming
the Patronus Charm also. The Dementor,
about to perform the 'kiss', picks up Harry's head to his face.
- He sees a silvery ligth growing brighter, it drives the Dementors
back. Through his eyes blurred with sweat he can make out the patronus
is as bright as a Unicorn. It goes back to its conjurer and Harry
seems to recognise him. Then he loses consciousness.