A spell had been cast against a few of us this semester. Some students from other houses in Spells and Potions class were playing around with a spell and potion that when mixed together would make Slytherin students not be able to hand in homework and would be stuck in the library working away on things that would never be finished.
This is what happened to me. One moment I was busy studying, handing in assignments and being a productive member of the House of Slytheerin and all it entails. Then, one morning I was really thirsty and drank some coffee. Maybe that was the first step as muggles say it stunts your growth. I heard some laughter from students not of our House but just ignored it as them being silly students laughing over something one of the teachers said while they were brown nosing.
The next thing I knew it was the end of the semester. The memories of the remainder of the last few weeks was reading lots of books but not getting anywhere, eating, sleeping and then doing it all over again. The feeling was most unproductive. Was this their way of gaining more house points so they would win? I am not sure. But I will not fall for that again.
So now, what do those of us do who were hit with this spell and drank the potion? We make sure we sign up for next semester and plan our revenge by getting as many points as possible. Never give up.