HELLO EVERYONE! Ok I'm trying something new to my stories and I'm going to answer a challenge! Woo! This story is in answer to AbeoUmbra's challenge! Read and Review. Don't forget!
Challenge 2: After defeating the Dark Lord, Harry Potter travels to Egypt with Bill to break a curse on a tomb, the Ma-jei know that Imhotep lay within that tomb – and if the 'curse' is broken, he will be free once more. So, in hopes of warning off Bill and the rest, they kidnap Harry Potter, who is far more powerful then they expected – and so Ardeth is instructed by the Elders of the Ma-jei to keep watch over him. Instead, he falls in love.
This story is based after the final battle but is not DH compatible. Also not compatible with Harry Potter and The Mummy timeline. Since their both separated by 40 or 50 years I've decided to change the date to 1956 this is the year the two stories will be taking place so they can clash correctly.
Disclaimer: I own no characters of the Harry Potter books or movies, no characters from the Mummy and no original storyline from either of them. I am also not making an profit from this story other than good writing experience.
Warnings: This story will be a slash, that means yaoi, that means boyxboy love, if you have a problem with this don't complain to me go find another story to read. No other warnings for right now.
The sun was high in the sky today, not a single cloud could be seen in any direction. Birds chirped happily from their perches in the trees. Everything looked exceptionally beautiful today. However, a dark haired man couldn't shake the feeling of foreboding that seemed to coat the air around him.
Harry Potter stood upon a hill, just outside of his estate that he had obtained after the reading of his godfathers will, the memory still sent a stabbing pain through his heart. Both from the moment he died and the reading of his will. Harry pushed aside the pain and focused on the sky instead.
He was waiting for the portkey currently resting in his hand to activate and take himself and his luggage to meet Bill Weasley in Egypt. Bill had invited him to come on one of his curse breaking jobs to see if he might enjoy it and take it up as a career. Harry had jumped at the chance, who wouldn't? See a new land, possible figure out what you wanted to do with the rest of your life, learn about new culture and hand out with your best friends' hot brother. Yeah seemed like a win-win situation to Harry at first. But now that he was about to leave he couldn't shirk the feeling that something was going to happen, defiantly something bad, and defiantly something huge. But it was too late to back out now, plus he really wanted to go to Egypt. It seemed like such a beautiful and majestic place.
Harry stood and stretched. Raising his hands above his head, his messy raven black hair moving slightly in the breeze. His green silk shirt blended slightly with the grass around him even as the black shorts created a contrast between the two. Harry really had to remember to thank Draco again for helping him pick clothes for Egypt. He knew it was very hot in Africa but he wasn't sure exotically on what to wear. The blonde Slytherin had been a great help.
The dark haired boy was thankful that he had stopped acting like a stuck up prick after the war had ended. Once the blonde had discovered that Voldemort had truly died and was gone for good he had changed slowly but noticeably. When questioned the young man had only said that now that the Dark Lord had been killed for good he did not have to fear for his life any longer and he did not have to hide behind his mask any longer. He didn't have to be the perfect Death Eater. After hearing this Harry had decided to give him a chance. It did not come easily though. Harry had been wary of the blonde for months until he finally started to warm up to the other man. They still weren't the best of friends but they were making progress.
Harry raised his arm and looked at his watch. It was almost time for him to leave. The portkey was scheduled to activate at 10 o'clock and he would at arrive in Egypt at 12 o'clock. Of course the portkey wouldn't take two hours to deliver him to his destination but the time difference from England to Egypt was two hours. This slightly disturbed Harry; he would have to travel magically through an entirely different time zone. Bill had repeatedly tried to ensure the younger wizard that it would he would be fine and that traveling by portkey through time zones had no affect on the traveler or the ride. Harry wasn't as sure as the Weasley that everything would be ok. The unexpected always seemed to happen to him.
He had no more time to contemplate it any longer however because the portkey was going to activate in just a few second and Bill would worry if he didn't arrive at his destination. So he shrunk his duffle bags and pocketed them. Gripping the portkey will a little more force the dark haired man counted down the seconds until he was to travel the way he absolutely hated the most.
Harry swallowed thickly when he felt the familiar pull behind his navel signaling the beginning of his journey. Colors, lights and shadows whizzed passed his eyes in an array of shapes and shades. He knew this entire process took only seconds but for some reason it felt as if he were slowing down and it was taking far longer that it ever had for him to travel. Then everything stopped everything that had been flying by his eyes had stopped and he saw instead of the colors and shapes was a clear image. It was a…city? It looked as if it was made of stone.
The dark haired wizard gasped softly when he saw a huge sphinx before him. I must be in Egypt. But then…where's Bill? Where am I? and why am I floating?
Suddenly the scene before him changed and instead of seeing then entire city, he now floated before a balcony where a man and woman kissed before him. The woman had very long black hair that Harry assumed was a wig; Egyptians of a high class wore wigs and head dressings. The woman was covered in black paint that made interesting designs and gave off the allusion that she wasn't naked. The man wore no wig, to Harry he looked as if he had been waxed of his hair; he had not even hair on his arms. The man wore fine looking clothe.
Harry suddenly realized he was analyzing these people while they were obviously having an intimate moment. He cleared his throat in an attempt to get them to stop. It seems they either didn't hear him or couldn't hear him. He cleared his throat once again except much louder. Still this had no effect on the couple.
Harry was now convinced that the two could not hear him. So instead he simply sat and watched as the scene unfurled before him. Beyond the couple hung a thin curtain blocking others views of them and allowing those on the other side to only see shadowy figures together. Golden colored men, Harry assumed they had been painted, attempted to close large golden doors however an older man stepped through the slowly closing entry way. As the man spoke Harry was sure he was speaking Egyptian but he could oddly understand what he was saying.
"What are you doing? Why are these doors being closed?" as the man spoke the man and woman broke apart. The man that had previously been kissing the long haired woman hid behind a statue while the woman went stood to greet the man.
The woman, to Harry at least, had the "I was doing something I shouldn't have" look on her face. The man however seemed to take no notice and simply walked toward the woman with open arms in an greeting manner. He stopped short however and Harry curiously floated closer to see what stopped the other man. He was staring fixatedly at a smug in the woman's paint on her shoulder.
"Who has touched you!? Who has touched you Anck-su-namun?!" the man demanded. Before he could do or say anything further the bald man from before stepped from behind the statue where he had been hiding and made his presence known the older man.
"It was I pharaoh," the man said as he stepped closer his hands behind his back, he walked gracefully across the floor.
"I-Im-IMHOTEP!? Why? Why wou-" whatever the pharaoh had been about to say was lost when the woman stabbed him from behind with a dagger. Harry watched as the pharaoh looked over his shoulder to see Anck-su-namun slightly smirking at him before Imhotep thrust another dagger into the mans front. A cry tore through the air only to be cut off by Anck-su-namun stabbing the pharaoh once again.
Harry watched as the two stabbed the man to death unable to do much else. The golden painted men closed the door once more and placed a large wooden plank across it in hopes of protecting their Priest and master Imhotep from being discovered a murderer. Unfortunately someone had heard the murder and had gone to get the guards, that or one of the guards had heard the commotion and rallied together the others guards, because multiple people were now pounding against the door that was the entry way into the room.
"You must flee!" Anck-su-namun stated. Imhotep looked ready to argue but she cut him off with another kiss. "You are the only one that can resurrect me! Now GO!" Imhoteps' priests drug him away from his love and he was forced to watch as she was confronted by the guards and committed suicide with the final message, "my body is no longer his temple!"
Harry gasped slightly this was slightly unexpected but he cold understand why she did it. Whatever was gong to happen to her for killing the pharaoh was far worst than killing herself.
The scene changed again this time to Imhotep standing in a strange room with a mummified body before him. He and his priests chanted but whatever they were doing was interrupted by the guards from before barged into the room and began to drag away the priests and Imhotep. Slowly the image began to fade to black but before it did Harry heard one of the guards say to Imhotep.
"You will be treated to the Hom-Dai. May your soul be forever damned!"
Once the colors had stopped flashing by Harry landed at his destination. Immediately he checked his watch and saw that only a few seconds had passed since his departure from Britain. Confusion settled heavily upon his face. Hadn't he spent a good 20 minutes watching the display of the couple and then murder of the pharaoh?
"Harry!" called a familiar voice from somewhere to the ravens right. Bill jogged slightly to the young mans side before sweeping Harry into a bone crushing hug. "Hello Harry! I've missed you! I hope the ride here wasn't too bad. I know you don't like traveling by portkey much but it was the quickest way to get you here without possibly losing you in some random country."
Harry temporarily pushed aside the questions that plagued his thoughts in favor of greeting Bill and enjoying the small reunion. The smaller man returned the hug and the enthusiasm of seeing his friend. Once Bill had placed Harry back on his feet the young man looked around and saw off to their far right was a small city and some people waiting patiently for them it seemed.
"Hey Bill who are they?" he asked still looking at the people that were waiting off to the left. Bill turned and waved to the men waiting a few yards away.
"Those are just some fellow course breakers. They have business here while we will be traveling farther south. But I couldn't get a legal portkey for where we're going from this countries Ministry because of some type of rumor. But don't worry. We'll get there quick enough even without portkey's."
Bill gestured for Harry to follow him as he set off toward the small city. "Come Harry and welcome to Egypt."
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