I have spent the last week or so working on gathering various new potions recipes and isolating any differences between the recipe that I might have and those that this school seems to prefer. From there I would perform some experiments to see which worked out better and in some cases merging the best part of each recipe in my personal stash.
One evening Lilith comes in while Lucy and I are working to ask if I know of any potions that need a hippogriff feather. Thinking about it for a bit, I tell her that I don't know of any, but I do know that they are used in wands and talismans more frequently. Especially wands that are used by Hogwarts students. She then takes that information and leaves while Lucy and I get back to work.
Shortly after that, Lilith and Moira help Dominic in to the lab and ask that I look at him seeing as he is not feeling well and seems to have been cursed. After a brief examination, I do realize that he has been cursed with some exotic dark arts magic. Searching through my pockets I find a potion that I have that is supposed to manage symptoms like this, and offer it to Dominic who suspiciously takes it. He is surprised when he starts to breathe easier and not feel like he is in so much pain. I quickly jot down the ingredients and instructions for the potion on a scrap of paper and give it to him so that he can treat himself. I tell him that this isn't a cure, but I think I can figure something out in about a month that should clear this up. Shortly afterwards we all head up to bed for the night.
The next morning which is Friday, I go and meet everyone at breakfast and after some comings and goings of the Moria, Lilith drags me out of the dining room, and we see Chloe. She has shown up in school against the wishes of Dominic and her parents as near as I can tell. She seems to feel responsible and wants to stand up for herself. By the time we get all of this out and that she doesn't want Dominic to realize she is there, it is time for classes.
For the most part classes are just as boring as usual, and I wait until my special potions class with Professor Clarkson to talk to him a bit about what I found with Dominic. He points me at several other potions that might also help, but after some discussion we both know that none of them will completely deal with the issue. He asks that I not talk to the other students about this and since he is also intrigued by this puzzle, to keep him informed of any progress that I make in solving it.
After classes and diner is over, I had up to the library to see what they have on treatment for victims of the Dark Arts. I don't find much of use, but I do gather what I find to use as a research base and head back to a potions lab to start work.
On the way I see Lilith who is looking for Chloe, and wants to know if Chloe was in the library. Since I didn't see her there, I suggest that she looks in Hannah's room since they are such good friends and Hannah doesn't have a roommate right now.