Summary: Harry is sent to live with the Dursleys by his parents. The neighbor works for a U.S. Research Center…oh and Petunia is granted her biggest desire…to become a witch. How would becoming a witch change Petunia's feelings and actions towards Harry? What about Vernon and Dudley?
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A/N: I don't get people and I probably never will. Obviously, they don't read my author notes and if they do then they take offense to it. Anyways, I'm done with this story and whether you review or not is up to you. [See...I'm such a rational person] Also, I've removed one of chapters because despite this being a website to READ, its hard to notice the words 'SPECIAL from Year 3' aka not part of the original story.
Oh and the reviewer that called me a total bitch, 'hi and thanks for reviewing'. ;)
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Chapter 23: You know you live to break me
Petunia turned the blood red stone over in her hand. Nearby a house elf was nervously twisting the end of her tea cozy. After dismissing the house elf, Petunia sat the stone on the nearby counter.
Severus managed to pull Minerva into the empty office of the Matron. He cast privacy wards and then turned to the Deputy Headmistress.
Waking up in the Hospital Wing, Harry glanced around. Hermione and Leila were asleep. The dark skinned girl had a bandaged wrapped around her head. It was similar to the one around the unconscious Ron Weasley's head.
Harry remembered that.
Ron had intentionally sacrificed Leila to one of the white Knights, calling her a slimy Slytherin. The piece had smacked the terrified girl off the board.
In retaliation, Theodore had made sure Ron was sacrificed. He even made the redhead think it was his own fault. The white Queen had been merciless destroying the horse that the redhead had been on.
Hermione had been angry with Ron, she swore she'd curse him.
Harry made his own vow to the unconscious Weasley that he'd retaliate. Theodore had left with Leila giving the unconscious redhead the darkest look he could.
Evan had been shocked into silence.
Harry was out of the Hospital Wing a few days later and often in headquarters. The Qudditch final ended with Slytherin wiping the floor with Gryffindor for the 8th year in the row. Slytherin also won the house cup…again. Leila and Theo were in happy moods about those facts, but didn't wave it in their Gryffindor friends face knowing the outcome would have been different if Harry had been able to play.
However it was the final night of term. All the houses were in the Great Hall which was decorated in Slytherin colors. Harry and Hermione sat at the end of the Gryffindor table with shockingly Evan, Ron and Neville. Most of Gryffindor was surprised at that change, Harry and Hermione didn't comment on anything when asked. Both were talking quietly making plans to meet up that summer in the US. Leila and Theo were like the rest of the Slytherins, happy to have beaten Gryffindor's Golden boy, Evan.
Harry looked up at the staff table and frowned at seeing Dumbledore's blue eyes twinkle. Turning to Hermione, Harry whispered to her, "That old man's up to something."
"Harry, don't be paranoid about everything." Hermione whispered back.
Harry sighed, Leila would've agreed with him. "I'm not, and he knows what Voldemort said to Evan and me."
"How do you suppose that happened?"
Harry shrugged, "Same reason I always raise my shields around him."
"What are you whispering about?" Evan asked calmly. Knowing the truth had changed Evan, but not as much as having his life in danger because of a lunatic. The boy no longer made fun of Harry and respected him (Harry) for risking his (Harry) life to save him (Evan).
"It doesn't matter the Headmaster is standing up." Hermione said.
"Another year gone!" Dumbledore said cheerfully, "Hopefully your heads are all a little fuller than they were…you have the whole summer ahead to get them nice and empty before next year starts…" Clearing his throat to make sure he still had the attention of the Hall. "Now as I understand it, the house cup here needs awarding, and the points stand thus far: in fourth place Gryffindor, with 312 points; in third, Hufflepuff, with 352; Ravenclaw has 426 and Slytherin, 472."
A storm of cheering and stomping broke out from the Slytherin table. Leila and Theodore were laughing from what Harry could see. To the other Gryffindors it was sickening.
"Yes well done, Slytherin," said Dumbledore. "However current events must be taken into account." The entire hall went silent. Leila and Theodore exchanged dark looks.
"Ahem," said Dumbledore. "I have a few last-minute points to dish out. Let me see. Yes, first to Mr. Ronald Weasley for the best-played game of chess Hogwarts has seen in many years, I award Gryffindor house 50 points." The Gryffindors started cheering. Percy could be heard telling the other prefects, "My brother you know! My youngest brother! Got past McGonagall's giant chess set!" Harry raised an eyebrow at Hermione in the 'I-told-you-so-way'. Leila and Theodore exchanged another look frowning.
At last there was silence again.
"Second to Miss Hermione Granger for the use of cool logic in the face of fire, I award Gryffindor house 50 points." Hermione looked shocked that her name was mentioned at all. Harry had a feeling he knew what was about to happen.
"He's going to cheat us out of our points." Leila whispered to Theodore. The Slytherin male nodded his head frowning.
"He wants to make sure he's on the good side of Harry. We won't matter because we've been stereotyped as evil." Dumbledore's voiced interrupted the cheering.
"Thirdly to the Misters Evan and Harry Potter for pure nerve and outstanding courage I award Gryffindor house 60 points."
"We're tied." Leila said.
"Not for long, there's Longbottom left." Theodore said. The Slytherins around the pair started frowning not the least bit happy. Slytherins knew what was about to happen and weren't disappointed.
"There all kinds of courage," said Dumbledore, smiling. "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. I therefore award ten points to Mr. Neville Longbottom."
Every Slytherin was pissed and their Head of House's expression showed displeasure. Leila and Theodore exchanged another look, but this time it included a smirk. "I believe that the old man will need a reminder of why we are Slytherins." Theo whispered. Leila covered her ears to drown out the cheers of the other three houses. Theo went into his pocket and pulled out a small remote with only 2 buttons on it.
"Which means," Dumbledore said talking over the storm of applause, "we need a little change of decoration." Clapping the banners with the Slytherin Snake was replaced by the red and gold of the Gryffindor lions.
Leila took the remote and turned towards Malfoy. "Draco that wasn't too surprising was it?"
"Those stupid Gryffindorks cheated." Malfoy exclaimed. All of the Slytherins agreed with that.
"I wouldn't get too mad, I never did like that old man and I've been waiting to use this on him." Leila said. Most of Slytherin house grew quiet knowing when Leila was up to something it was important and funny. Leila looking at the remote pressed the button top button. A loud explosion occurred at the staff table where Dumbledore and McGonagall sat. When the smoke cleared everyone could see Dumbledore's beard had become the Slytherin colors and his once purple robes were now green with silver writing saying 'I'm a Slytherin for Real' and on the back 'Voldie is my evil Ex'. The Deputy Headmistress also wore the Slytherin colors but her usually pinned up black hair was green with silver highlights-no longer pinned up. Her robes declared, 'Slytherin Rules, Gryffindors Need Help'. The Slytherins' started to laugh at the headmaster and Deputy Headmistress.
Another blast courtesy of Theodore had the Gryffindor's sporting the Hufflepuff colors with honey appearing out of no where and falling on the whole table. Now the entire Hall excluding the Gryffindors were laughing.
Messer Yuki says you may have kept Slytherin from their rightful win…
Messer Kai agrees and says they have the last laugh now.
Harry and Hermione rolled their eyes and glared at the 2 culprits. "When do you think they set this up?"
"While I was knocked out," A glob of honey fell from Harry's hair and on to his treacle tart causing him to growl softly.
The grades from the year end exams came back. Hermione had beaten Harry for the highest rank with Leila and Theodore tying for 3rd highest. Evan and Ron managed to get good enough grades; Neville had barely made it, but had passed none the less.
Hogwarts Express left the station on time carrying students towards Kings Cross. The Mystic Marauders' got their own back compartment and started making their own summer plans.
"I'm going to miss playing Quidditch." Harry said giving the Quidditch pitch one last glance.
Hermione rolled her eyes, "Honestly. What is with boys and sports?"
"The women of the world will never know." Leila replied ignoring Theodore's raised eyebrow.
"What are you doing this summer Leila?"
Leila shrugged, "My usual- relaxing trip to the book store and visiting my mother in the US."
"What about you Harry?" Theodore asked.
"I'm wherever Lei's at this summer." Harry replied turning on his laptop. "We'll get you guys your official laptops when we go visit the States."
Leila looked up and grinned. "I almost forgot! Look at what I did to the cover of my laptop." Pulling out the laptop, the girl her laptop cover with a picture of all four of them celebrating Leila's 12th birthday throwing cupcakes around. "I had a 5th year show me some charms. Watch this…" Leila tapped it with her wand saying, "I solemnly swear I'm up to no good." The cover changed to show an ice blue cover with the words 'Property of Messer Yuki' written in cursive.
"Oh I just love it! When I get mine you'll have to show me the charms you used." Hermione said. Harry and Theodore shook their heads. "What are you doing Theo?" Hermione asked.
"This summer? Studying probably my father doesn't do trips, he's too old." Theodore pulled out a set of cards and started to play Exploding Snap with Hermione and Leila.
At Kings Cross station Harry waved bye to Theodore who left with his father. A tall man with cold brown eyes and graying brown hair, Theodore no doubt got most of his looks from him. Hermione's parents, on the other side of the barrier, waved bye to Harry and Leila as well.
"Harry?" A familiar voice called out. Turning around Harry looked at his mother; there were no feelings of hatred or love. It was just apathy. The red haired woman stood next to his raven haired father.
"Hello mother, father." Harry said softly. Evan, he noted, was already beside his parents looking impatient.
"We'd love it if you came home with us…we have the whole summer planned out to just be us." Lily told him. Harry didn't say anything, he wasn't about to start scene in the middle of crowded train station.
Harry spotted his aunt and grinned. "Sorry mum. I already have summer plans." Petunia sighed in relief when her nephew started heading towards her. She'd spent most of the year struggling to get him to stay with her and reflecting on the year without him around, she realized if it hadn't been for Darryl she probably would've been alone. Glancing behind him one last , Harry couldn't help but smile at his friends this summer would be great.
Leila looked up from where she stood watching her father take her trunk and smiled lopsidedly at Theodore before he left. It took a minute, but just before Theo reached the fireplace, Leila appeared and gave Theodore a hug. "I'll owl you this summer so you don't get bored with your books." Theodore smiled stupidly when Leila kissed his cheek.
"I look forward to that." Mr. Nott looked at the two an eyebrow raised.
"See ya Theo!"
Leila left and hooked an arm with Harry, "To summer break!" Harry rolled his eyes and followed her.
"I'm taking all of your candy, so don't bother to hide any." Laughter met his statement and the two turned to see Darryl and Petunia holding hands. Harry glanced at Leila and she didn't seem upset about it anymore.
Silver: I finished this story…I'm surprised actually. Maybe I'll write a sequel when I get the inspiration. I hope you guys enjoyed this story and will leave me a review at least saying 'Later'. Honestly all you people watching this story or reading it not leaving reviews, humph!
PS- I purposely left ambiguity on the Stone. And you're probably curious on what Severus and Minerva are possibly discussing.