It started with a series of loud sounds that resembled explosions that shook the entire chambers. At that time, Arth was sleeping.
He woke up to the sight of dust crumbling down from the ceiling and thought that he was going to die.
Arth presses a button on the side of his bed that caused the bed frame to morph into a metal dome. He then casted a bubble head charm on himself for air and dragged Scarlet and Bask underneath the protection with him.
After a few minutes of a repeated snake bites, Bask was already awake so he did not get frightened by the sudden hand grab that Arth did, Arth realized that the coast was clear and that he was not going to die by being squished to death by a collapsing chamber.
By now, Scarlet has turned back into her human form and rubbed her jaw while glaring at Arth.
"Can you please not grab me like that while I'm sleeping? I do not particularly enjoy being forcefully awakened in such a manner."
Arth had corrected Scarlet's grammar over time as it somewhat ticked him off that she was using a mixture of old and new English to speak.
"Because of you, my jaw now hurts."
Arth rolled his eyes.
"It's not my fault that you bit me."
"Actually, it is your fault for me biting you."
"Maybe the first bite but why did you have to bite me the other four times?"
"One was for waking me up, another was for touching me, another was for roughly handling me, and lastly because I wanted to."
"...so how exactly am I to blame for causing your jaws to hurt?"
"You made me want to bite you."
"You see here Scarlet, this is a result of your short sightedness. You did something that had undesired consequences. You can't blame me for your own mistakes-"
"Silence you blabbering before I bite you again."
Speechless, Arth sent a wrongful gaze at Bask, who returned it with a sympathetic gaze.
Arth exited the metal dome and analyzed his surroundings.
There was minimal damage done, the chamber was only shaken up a little. However, what caused Arthur to frown was that the explosions happened again a few minutes later.
Arth could only sigh.
"What the hell are they doing up there? Did Neville blow up the school during potions class?"
"Who is this Neville you speak of?"
"A talented boy with severe stage fright."
"That is never a good combination."
"Yep, it isn't. I wonder what is causing all of these explosions?"
"I don't know."
"I know you don't know."
"I don't care that you know that I don't know, I'm going to say it again. I don't know. If you open your mouth one more time, I will bite you."
Arth got bit.
Arth was about to threaten Scarlet that he wasn't going to cook her any food when he heard the sound of the stone gate opening.
Arth, Scarlet, and the Basilisk froze and stared at the entryway. Theodore was standing in front of the entry way looking paler than Headless Nick.
He took a couple steps forward before falling face first onto the floor. Next to him was the diary fluttering around looking especially ominous.
There was a burst of light as a handsome young man stumbled out of the diary. The boy looked about sixteen years of age, his hair was black just like his. And the he was handsome and charming.
The boy got up and patted himself off before giving a smirk.
"Hello Egle, Hello Bask. Nice to meet you again."
Scarlet frowned while Bask submissively Bowes his head.
And of course, all of this was in parseltongue.
Scarlet hissed in anger.
"Do not call me by that name."
"I will call you by whatever I want."
"Do not think you can control me because you controlled my mother."
The boy glared at Scarlet in an almost inhuman way.
"I controlled your mother, I can control you. After all, you two are one of the same. Just a lonely Egle enslaved by my ancestor."
Scarlet hissed furiously however did nothing.
The boy turned his face towards Arth and said with a curious smile.
"Now who here can explain to me why there is a student in here? And why is he still alive?"
Arth gave a smile before bowing.
"Hello sir, I am Arth. Please don't kill me. I can cook delicious food."