Title: The Curse Of The Pharaohs
Summary: The second in the Isis Mysteries. Isis, the Lupins, and the Potters go to Egypt for Christmas break. Lily finds a statue in the sand and several strange things happen including a dead body at the entrance to a pharaoh's tomb.
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It took most of what remained of Isis and Teddy's holiday for Hermione to recover from what happened. The diamond had vanished, of course, but only Snape and Teddy knew exactly where it was. The man that had killed two people had been taken in and with him acting like he was insane they all knew that he wouldn't be bothering anyone for sometime.
"What I want to know is why did he kill those people?" Remus asked.
"Greed," Isis answered, sipping her tea, "He knew the statue was there and he suspected the diamond was inside it. The guard refused to let him take it so he killed him and the assistant was in the way and he was killed."
"Personally I think it was pointless," Nymph said, "There was no evidence that such a diamond existed."
"True," Isis lied, "But people will believe anything."
Teddy smirked and thankfully no one noticed.
A few days later, on the last day of the holiday, the report came out that the man that went by the name 'The Scorpion,' had, in-fact, killed them for the diamond. Since the diamond was now part of the Staff of Osiris, it would be hard for him to prove that such a valuable item was even real. To the Egyptian Authorities diamond in Egypt was just something else that was made up in a delusional mind.
Personally Isis was glad to be returning to Hogwarts and a somewhat normal life. She was tired from all the travel, changing, and snooping and needed a break. She just hoped that she got it.
"You know that I'm going to miss this land," Teddy told her as they had their things loaded up.
Isis smiled at him, "I'm sure that you'll be back before you know it."
"I hope so," Teddy said and then they pulled out.
When the Hogwarts Express pulled up the students all got off and Isis, Teddy, and the other first years took the boat back to the castle. Once they were inside they all hurried back to Gryffindor tower to tell their friends what had happened.
"You solved another mystery," one of them said.
"Yes and it almost killed my mum," Isis told her.
"Well at least we're back," Teddy said, "Back to learning magic and not having killers trying to hurt us."
Everyone laughed and Teddy turned to Isis. "Do you think your father will forgive you?"
Isis smiled at him. "Of course I do," she said.
And sure enough, Harry James Potter did forgive her even if it took a couple of weeks.
I hope that everyone enjoyed this story and I'm very glad that I was able to post it. The next one is called The Mummy's Case and I hope that all of you enjoy that one. It takes place during the summer between the first and second year. Thanks again for reading and have a great day.