Some of y'all are going to hate me for this chapter.
Lol, I already sense the hate.
"You ok son?" His dad picked Arth up with one hand and shook the dust off of him.
"Thanks dad, I think I'm fine, if not for the fact that I've released a future dark lord into the world."
"Great. That's nice to hear."
A unknown object slammed into Arth almost causing him to fall once again. It was his mother.
"I was so worried! Dumbledore sent us a letter that you were sent to Azkaban and that you went missing after an attack! And then the fact that we didn't see you that much during the summer! I thought that it would be the last time that we saw you would be the day we handed over the money that we meant for you to give the Weasley's."
His mother then took a different turn.
"YOU KNOW HOW WORRIED WE WERE! WE THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! DON'T GO AROUNT TYING TO FIND ANCIENT MONSTERS! YOU HEAR ME!"
"Honey, we talked about this. Arth didn't choose to get taken away by the monster-"
"Shut up Maxwell when I'm talking or I will have you sleeping outside the house."
Arth sent a disappointed look at his father.
His father had lost all of his previous calm and cool appearance and had become small in the wrath of his mother.
"Anyways, I'm so glad that you are still alive darling."
Arth gave an awkward hug to his mother before breaking off. Arthur sighed.
"Well, shall we go up now?"
His father frowned.
"What do we do about... this?" He said while indicating towards the carnage.
"Well we can't really do anything about it can we? Let's just go up and rest. I could use one."
"What should we do with Lockhart?"
Arth sighed before walking over to Lockhart.
"We should take his body with us, the least we can do."
As Arth got closer, he frowned before gasping in surprise.
"I can't believe it. Lockhart is still alive!"
Arth took Lockhart's pulse.
"...yeah. He is only knocked out. He must have fainted from fright. I can't believe it."
"This day is just getting even better. First we lose to Riddle, Bask dies, and now Lockhart is still alive. Now if I didn't place a tracker on Riddle, that would've made me feel suicidal."
"I said "This day is getting better" in a sarcastic tone. Understand?"
"The other thing."
"You know what? I'm not having this conversation again. You ask me what I need to say."
"The part about the tracker."
"Oh... that part. Makes sense, I just thought it was obvious."
"In What way would it be obvious?"
Arth rolled his eyes.
"Considering all those times I hit him, you think I wouldn't be able to place a tracking measure?"
"Simple, using my mana to imprint it into him."
"I created a spell that helps me track people. Let's just leave it at that since nobody will understand anyways."
"But it's pretty important."
"Fine," Arth snapped. "I implanted a spell inside of Riddle while he was fighting me at the end. It was an invisible spell and since I don't have a wand to point, Riddle didn't see me cast it as I whispered the spell. Thus I planted a nearly undetectable tracking spell on a man that escaped. Happy?"
Arthur glanced at the ceiling.
"Now the real question is how we are going to get out of here."
Scarlet got up and raised her hand hesitantly.
"I can lead us out."
Arth's father and mother raised their eyebrows.
"You are the girl who was fighting together with the basilisk and school boy. Why are you helping us."
"Cause I never liked that boy. And because I was forced to."
"How can we trust you?"
Scarlet just snorted before transforming into a snake and slithering up Arth's leg.
"It's ok mom. She is safe... I think."
"If you say so..." Replied hi father losing all interest immediately while his mom nudged him in the arm.
"...are you going to introduce her?"
"She is Scarlet, she is an Egle."
"Ohhhh. That's pretty cool."
"Yep. Shall we go now"
Arth took one last look at the chambers and sighed.
"I should collect the basilisk venom the next time I am here..."