"What do you think it is?"

"Looks like a clock."

"Yeah, I guess so."

"Hmm, I think I can figure it out," said Hermione. Hermione got up and walked towards it.

"It's looks like a clock, but knowing Dumbledore it has to be something weird," said Hermione, eyeing it.

Harry got out of his seat and stood next to Hermione.

"Whatever it is, I don't think we should do anything to it. Who knows what would happen," said Harry. Harry sat back down in his seat and cleaned his glasses. "We can ask Dumbledore when he gets back, I guess."

Ron had picked the clock up and studied it closer.

"Look, it has some spell on it. Incant pirfus noisis lay tiymles. Wonder what that means," said Ron curiously.

"Don't say the spell out loud!" hissed Hermione. Before she could say anything else, the door opened and revealed the familiar white beard and smiling face.

"Hello, Mr. Weasley. I see you are looking at my clock," said Dumbledore, smiling.

Ron's ears turned pink and he quickly placed it back on the shelf and sat back down.

"Now, what seems to be the trouble?" asked Dumbledore, making his way to his seat.

Snape sent us because we were "Disrupting" the class," said Harry, making quotations with his fingers.

"It was Malfoy's fault!" shouted Ron.

"Now, now Mr. Weasley. No need to shout."

"Uh, excuse me, professor, but what is that clock thing?" asked Hermione.

"I really don't know myself," said Dumbledore. Dumbledore got up and walked to the clock.

"An old friend had gotten it for me a long time ago, and I still can't figure it out," said Dumbledore smiling. Before he could say anything else, there was a knock on the door and Lupin stepped inside.

"Sorry to interrupt, but may I speak with you?" asked Lupin.

"Sure," said Dumbledore. He walked towards Lupin and they began to talk.

Harry looked at the clock and sighed. This is taking too long, thought Harry. Then, Harry saw a flash of black rush past him and towards the clock. Harry rubbed his eyes and looked again. Nothing was there.

What was that? Thought Harry. He quickly looked around the room, but he didn't see anything abnormal. His eyes then slowly fell upon the clock, and he gasped. The clock's hands were slowly moving around counter-clockwise and then it began to get faster. The hands were now moving around so fast he couldn't see them anymore, and then they suddenly stopped on the twelve.

Suddenly, a bright white light filled the room and Harry quickly covered his eyes. The bright light seemed to burn his skin like fire, and then a cackling laughter was heard all around him.

"Hahahaa, HAHAHAHAHA!" The strangled voice echoed all around him, and the bright light stopped and the creature was revealed.

The creature was well over 7 feet tall with gleaming red eyes and sharp claws. Harry gasped and stepped back.

"Ahhh!" Hermione screamed and ran towards the door, which was locked.

Then, the monster turned and eyed Harry and lifted a large claw towards him.

"You, you are the one named Harry Potter! I will destroy you!" yelled the creature.

Without thinking, Harry whipped out his wand and yelled, "Priori Incantatem!"

A bright streaming light shot out of his wand and revealed the animal. The creature hissed and shielded its red eyes.

"Curse you, Potter! I will return to finish you!" growled the creature. The creature disappeared without a trace, and the room returned to normal.

"What was that!" cried Ron. Harry slowly lowered his wand and looked at the clock.

"It came from the clock," said Harry.

"Yes, it did. And it is also a demon," said an unfamiliar voice behind them.

"Are you all right, Harry?" said another unfamiliar voice. The three whipped around, and their jaws dropped.

A boy about 15 stood in front of them, wearing half-moon spectacles and too big robes. His bright blonde hair was tied and wisps of it fell into his ice blue eyes.

"What is it?" asked the boy.

Harry stood speechless. Then, a smaller boy stood up with brown hair and dark blue eyes stood up, tripping over his large shabby robes. The smaller boy looked at the other boy and gasped.

"Dumbledore?" The boy turned around and looked at the smaller boy.

"Lupin?"