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A Show with Two Names
Extreme Makeover Hogwarts Edition
I was surprised when Hagrid came to me asking for help, while I knew some students where put off by his looks and some never talked to him at all because of them. While I was not sure about the latest fashion, I could make him look less like a savage and just maybe do something with that hut of his. I sent out notes asking the professors to help me with a project of the holiday to come by my office. It did not take long for them to came save for the Headmaster he was off trying to talk to Sirius Black about his godson. That the boy's place was here at Hogwarts.
From the few talks I had with the Headmaster over a late tea I had leaned that Black would not even let him in the door. Black a sent a letter asking me to meet him over the break and to tell me Remus Lupin had moved in with him till he got back on his feet. Remus' boss had given him all the paid time off to help his friend get better. I was happy for them both and even happier when they said James and Lily's child was doing well. I asked why he did not come to school it turns out the child had been taking lesson from the age of 7 and his guardians felt Hogwarts would only hold him back.
"Minerva why did you call us here? Has the Headmaster decided to do something about the remaining Slytherins? I am sure the rest would like to go back to their dorms and no longer stay in the quest wing." Filius stated while all the heads nodded save for the newest.
"The man still brushes it off every time I bring it up it might be best to take it to the board. Something must be done these children came here to learn and they are have trouble doing so when people act as they can get away with any thing they like. The reason I have called you here is simple Hagrid has asked for a make over, he wishes to look less frighten to the children. While I may not know the latest fashion, I know I want to help him and I thought why we were at it we could give his home a makeover too. He does so much for us and the students we owe it to him" I said
"I will take care of him home Minerva." Filius said I nodded that was fine.
"We can take care of his looks" Babbling and Vector
"Send him to me for lesson he will need, it is not just his looks that put people off." Pince said
"I'll give him a heath check up even if I have to knock him out to do so!" Poppy said.
"Minerva you leave Hagrid in our care, you take care of the students. You have the power to do so as the Deputy Headmistress of the School." Sprout said the teacher that had come when I called all nodded.
"When I take what I know to the board members they will call us all up to face them. Make sure all your work is done, I do not want to lose any of my friends." I told them.
It took sometime for Filius to finish whatever he planed for Hagrid's home as he let no one see what he was doing. He turned a one room hut into a two story home fit for Hagrid and guest. He had removed a lot of dirt to make the down stairs bedroom, the walls where made of a light colored stone with runes the glowed when touched. The upper part of his home, was made into an area where Hagrid could have tea with guest that came to see him. While he still had a fire place he would no longer need to cook over it now that he had a small kitchen. I even talked one of the elves into giving him cooking lessons after I had stopped its tears. I had to unsure it that yes Hagrid liked their food, but sometimes people really wanted to cook for themselves, but Hagrid did not cook that well and was in need of lessons.
Poppy had given him an almost clean bill of heath, he had pick up a fungus from some place. It upset him when Poppy ordered his coat burnt, as it had fleas and all sort of things wrong with it. But she more than made up for it with the trench coat she got for him. Every member of the staff that had come to my office that day bought him some clothing to wear after the first shopping trip with Babbling and Vector.
They even took him to the muggle side for a make over. Where he had his hair trimmed and long with his bearded, they even got him fitted for a nice suit telling him he needed something nice to wear. When in fact they wanted his size so everyone else could order him something to wear.
I even took Fang to Magical Menagerie, I was not surprised when he return with a clean bill of heath not even a flea. He did return with a large blue bow around his neck that was just lovely, so Hagrid told me when he saw him.
Irma was ready to spit nails after her first lesson him Hagrid and it had nothing to do with him. I felt I had let the poor man down when I learned he could barely read. She got him one of the pillow learners to help teach him as he sleep. I was right in telling them we would be called in front of the board when they learned what was going on. But is was sooner than I had thought. Lord Malfoy had some business over the channel and had to return his son to the school early. All I know that something had happened between him and older student, said student had put Mr. Malfoy in Poppy's care.
I knew if I sent the student to the Headmaster nothing would be done, so I sent word to the board. To say that Lord Malfoy was upset would have been an under statement. I was shocked to learn that Sibyll had been placed as the head of Slytherin, the woman rarely left her tower room. She could never be a effective head of house.
"We want to know what is going on in that school and where is Dumbledore?" was asked by Lady Webb.
"I was planning to talk with the board before the school term started back, however the attack on young Mr. Malfoy meant I needed to take action now. First would like to apologize to Lord Malfoy as it was his heir that was attacked while under our care. I do not know where the Headmaster has gone off to." I took a breath here
"All he told be is he had a lead on Mr. Potter, it is most likely a false lead like all the others over the years. As all you know Snape was removed from the school and sent to trial then sentence to death. A new head of house for Slytherin was needed I was told it was Madame Hooch who took the job, needless to say I am shocked to learn Sybill Trelawney who was given the job." I told them they nodded for me to go on.
"It was brought to our attention that over half of the students of Slytherin house where staying in the dorms of the Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw houses. They told me that they no longer left safe staying in the dorm. It was them I learn Madame Hooch was not the head of house but could not get Headmaster Dumbledore to tell me who it was as he said they where doing their job. I moved those students to the guest wing, but they all went him for the holiday. When Mr. Malfoy returned early I felt he could stay in the dorms and be safe as there was no one had stayed over from Slytherin, I did not know Mr. Khan had not left. I had been busy with helping a staff member with a problem and getting together the needed items to bring before you." I told them before sitting down.
"Has the Headmaster been told of the attack?" Lord Mattews asked
"No we have no way of reaching him and it would do no good. I have brought the school's log book with me. It log's every punishment give including points and detentions. I do not think the headmaster would punish Mr. Khan like I felt it is called for. Will I do not think expelling Mr. Khan is called for but sending him home for the rest of the year and making him repeat the year would be best. This is the first time Mr. Khan has every done anything like this. Mr. Khan was the one to take Mr. Malfoy to Poppy and he was worried. When I talked to him about the attack he said that Mr. Malfoy surprised him while he was practicing a spell. Mr. Khan has apologized to young Mr. Malfoy and wrote a litter to you Lord Malfoy stating his apology for the attack on your son" I said as Lord Malfoy rose from his seat I stood and walked over and handed him the letter. I could tell he was not happy, but I said all I could on the fact the spell Mr. Khan had been practicing was not dark but most frowned on its use.
"I have something to add, a reason to why Mr. Khan was using the spell." Poppy said.
"Speak healer Promfy" Lord Malfoy said
"Mr. Khan's mother passed away this summer in childbirth, her death changed something in her husband. The new child is still at Saint Margo's, she is needing care that she can not get at home. However when the school term started Mr. Khan to school he came to me in need of healing. It took me a week to set him right, as he is past the age of 17 it was up to him if he wanted me to all the Arours in. He said no that after he finish the school year out he needed to go home and get some things before leaving." Poppy said
"Why is this now being brought to our attention and how many more students might be in homes such as Mr. Khan's?" Madame Webb asked
"I have reported all students that have come in to my wing with these signs to the headmaster he said he reported them to you. I also reported them to Saint Margo's, I do not know why you have never heard of any students. Mr. Khan has said he would follow thought with any punishment given but asked that the lord's and Lady's of the board find a way to keep his sister out of his father house hold. I did what I can do by asking the healers to keep her in the ward till young Mr. Khan can take care of her." Poppy said
"Professor McGonagall you said the attack was not meant as on but an accent but what of the next attack I was a member of Slytherin one had to learn to protect themselves at time." Lord Malfoy said
"Yes I have something in mind for that, I have contacted Madame Bones she has agreed to my plain. In the event of an attack no matter the house if the attack does not call for expulsion. So if I can get permission form the members of this board today. The following day after we can find out all the facts Madame Bones and a team of Arours will come and collect the attacking student. Who will be held for two days in ministry cells the student will not be allowed to finish the term, they will have to start the following year." I told them, other member began to whisper to each other.
"Why that action?" Lady Webb asked
" I hope that if other students see what could happen to them they will learn something from this." I said
"When it happens again even if it is another house?" Lord Matthews asked
"The same and if it is the same student I will do all in my power to see them expelled from the school no matter the house. The parents must agree to this punishment though, if you approve it I will send out letters telling of the new punishment and forums for the parent to sign if they agree to it or not. If they do then the student will be sent home for the rest of the term and must repeat the year. If they do not agree to this form of punishment than I am afraid that Hogwarts will have no place for students that attack another student." I said, they all nodded before calling for a vote. I was surprised when there was not a single Nay vote from them.
"I would like to talk to Mr. Khan before we decide his punishment" Lord Malfoy said
"Yes Lord Malfoy, Mr. Khan had thought so and said he would meet you in the hospital wing after. He has been helping Poppy look after your son, he has shown remorse for what happen." I said.
When the talked to Madame Hooch about her being the head of Slytherin she had told them. She knew that some of the students would not listen to her and she would only take place of head of house if no one else on staff took the job and the Headmaster told her that another staff member took the job. She asked if she could get funding for new brooms. She told them of the lessons with the first years and how two students where hurt due to faulty brooms, when they told her to buy new brooms and even the safety gear she looked as if Christmas had come twice as she was give funding for new brooms. "Before we adjourn this meeting is there anything that must be brought be the board?" Lady Webb asked
"I have something to say." was said from the left side of the room who every spoke do so in an odd tone. My wand was in hand when I turned to find a Large acromantula in the window. I could only see one eye and from the looked of it, the spider was blind.
"What is it you wish to say?" Lord Malfoy asked with a shaky voice.
"It was not Hagrid's pet that killed the girl who hunts this wall. I was hidden away with in a crate and was in fear of the beast that hunted the halls back then. I took my chance to flee when Hagrid was confronted by the one who controlled the beast. Ask the girl she knows what her killer sounds like." The large spider said before dropping off the wall. Lady Webb took that moment to faint, I felt like joining her but knew we had more pressing matters to deal with.
The one thing on the top of the list was what to do with acromantula that size and was there more of them. They where not from here and should not have been able to live with out the help of magic. Magic I knew Hagrid did not know how to do no matter if he was able to do it.
"Professor McGonagall please bring Game and Ground Keeper Hagrid to us we need to speak at once." Lord Masters said
"Yes I will go and get him myself." I said as I rushed from the room. It took me a little while to find him, it turned out he was with Mr. Khan and Mr. Malfoy showing off his new looks while telling the boys about some beast he had cared for once.
"Hagrid you have been called before the board, Mr. Khan Lord Malfoy has agreed to talk to you before any pnishment is handed out." I said before pulling Hagrid from the room
"Professor do you know what this is about, I don't think I have don't anything to be call before them." Hagrid said
"A acromantula came to speak to us and said you where not behind the death of Mertle and you should not be blamed. I knew they will want to talk about the acromantula and how it came to be near the school at least that is what I want to know. So please wait to explain to everyone at once." I told him, he nodded and followed after me.
When we returned there was a chair that would hold him waiting for him, without a word he took the seat.
"Game and Ground keeper Hagrid please explain why a acromantula would speak for you and how it came to be near the school grounds." Lord Masters said, Hagrid took a breath before speaking it seemed his lessons where working.
"I would have to say it started after the death of my father, I had no place to go Dumbledore talked Headmaster Dibbit into allowing me to stay on the grounds and helping the Grounds keeper. When the school term started back Dumbledore gave me Arogg as a reward for my good work over the summer. He was but a little thing back than but smart as he could already talk. As the school term went on he said he was afraid of something in the school and wished for me to set him free. I told Dumbledore about it I was told not to worry he had it well in hand. Than Metyle was killed and my pet blamed Tom the one who said it was Arogg was the one who killed her. I knew he could not have done it as he was still in the crate, he came in." Hagrid took a breath.
"I helped Arogg escape into the forest I have been raising him there with Dumbledore's help he even found a mate for him." Hagrid said
I was worried that about just how many acromantula could be and would they come to the school as acromantula have eat human in the past.
"Hagrid I am sorry to say this they must all go, they eat humans when they can you must think of the children." I said
"If you think it for the best but what will happen to them?" Hagrid asked
I was surprised when he did not want to keep them, maybe he was learning more know that he could read better.
"Maybe I can talk to the Minster, if these acromantula are as smart as you say could you get them to move willingly we could set up a reseve for them like the one we have for dragons. We could make good use of their silk and venom." Lord Malfoy said
"I think we best call this meeting to and end if any new items need to be brought to our notice please owl us and we will come." Madame Webb said
"Would we be able to send an elf to bring word to you. The castle elves have been helping us watch over the students in our care you know what is on the third floor. They even take message home for the students when they can not use owls." I said
"Yes Lord Malfoy has told us what is going on and that is under control. We will be having words with the Headmaster when he returns please send and elf to us when he returns, we want to have a word with him." Lord Masters said, I nodded in answer and sighed when the last member of the board left the room