Um... Hi! You all know why we're here. We need a teacher. A proper teacher. One who's had real experience defending themselves against the Dark Arts.
Why. Because You-Know-Who's back, you tosspot.
[nods toward Harry]
So he says.
So Dumbledore says.
So Dumbledore says because he says! The point is, where's the proof?
Slightly Creepy Boy:
If Potter could tell us more about how Diggory got killed...
I'm not going to talk about Cedric, so if that's why you're here you might as well clear out now.
[aside to Hermione]
C'mon, Hermione, let's go. They're just here because they think I'm some sort of freak.
Is it true you can produce a patronus charm?
Yes. I've seen it.
Blimey, Harry! I didn't know you could do that!
And he killed a basilisk, with the sword in Dumbledore's office.
Third year he fought off about a hundred dementors at once.
And last year he really did fight off You-Know-Who in the flesh.
Wait... look, it all sounds *great* when you say it like that. But the truth is most of that was just luck. I didn't know what I was doing half the time, I nearly always had help...
He's just being modest.
No, Hermione, I'm not. Facing this stuff in real life is not like school. In school, if you make a mistake you can just try again tomorrow, but out there, when you're a second away from being murdered or watching a friend die right before your eyes... you don't know what that's like.
You're right, Harry, we don't. That's why we need your help. Because if we're having any chance against beating... Voldemort.
Nigel 2nd Year:
He's really back?