However, what Hogwarts takes from the student in terms of respect, effort, time, sweat and tears, it also gives, and it gives completely. Experience. Knowledge. Kinship. The very essence of magic. These students and this graduating class would take Hogwarts with them, for good or ill, for the rest of their days. That was the power of these old grounds, what was created by four friends over 1000 years ago: this eternal magic of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
And while that flighty temptress adventure awaited the students on their return, she would not avoid the graduating class. Indeed, they all knew that though their time at Hogwarts was over, their lives, the life of a witch or a wizard, would be far from pedestrian.
The black lake reflected the sun's bright rays as students took over the Hogwarts grounds on their way home, to say their good-byes and good lucks.