Vernon Dursley was not having a good day. To start off the useless freak had burned his dinner. He felt a tad better after dishing out some extra pain to the freak but his good mood soured when he found out who was coming into his work today.
Mitsuru Kirijo, the sole heir to the Kirijo group was coming to visit the company. Vernon grumbled as he listened to his higher ups. Apparently she was visiting all the side branches of her company and as it turns out his work place was one of them.
He was not a fan however of the famed Kirijo however. He thought she was way too young to run a business, that it was a man's job not a woman. However, he kept his mouth shut knowing that saying that would most likely cost him his job.
"Uh…Vernon. The boss wants to see you." One of his coworkers said.
Vernon grunted and shoved the man aside as he walked to his boss's office. He opened the door not bothering to nock and rightfully froze.
Sitting behind the desk was not his boss but a beautiful red headed woman of Asian descent. She was wearing a fur coat that raped around her frame, and her hair was let down letting it flow down her back. Her face was pale but not unhealthily and her red eyes were narrowed into slight glare as she stared at the big man. This was Mitsuru Kirijo, head of the Kirijo Group and technically his other boss.
"Ah, yes, Vernon Dursley." She greeted curtly. "Have a seat, why don't you? We have much to discuss..."
"Ah...Yes, of course. Erm...I haven't done anything wrong, have I?" He asked, now nervous. Mitsuru raised a brow, then pulled out a document, placing it down on the desk. "What's this?"
"It's formal complaints from various workers and customers." She replied, her voice even. "They've been saying some very discriminatory things about you. For example, I believe her name was Linda? She filed a sexual harrassment complaint. And here's one from a customer, claiming you insulted his nationality behind his back."
Vernon was beginning to sweat profusely. This was NOT good.
"It's a lie." He lied. "I did no such thing." Mitsuru raised her brow curtly.
"Is that so?" she asked evenly. "Then explain to me how you…" she gazed at the complaints for a moment. "Ah yes. How you, ran over a customer's dog and refused to pay for his vet bill." She replied her tone growing colder. She had a soft spot for animals, after all, one of then was a dear friend of hers.
"It got in my way! Why should I pay for a useless mutt's health when it chose to be run over?" he snapped then paled as he realized what he just said. He felt the room grow colder and started to tremble slightly as he stared into the angry red eyes of the head Kirijo.
"So you confess to that then?" She replied her tone cold as ice. "I am removing you from your position. Your terminated."
"On what grounds!" Vernon argued his temper slipping.
"On being a cruel, unprofessional, and overall unpleasant man." She said back sharply. "You have violated many rules that we have set in place and having you within any of my companies will just bring us bad publicity. Now you will leave quietly or be forced out…you choose" she warned her eyes sharp and her tone icy.
Vernon's face turned purple as he clenched his fists together, his mouth forming into a thin line. "...Fine." He said, rising to his feet. "Fine, who needs this blasted company anyway?!" He turned around to storm out the door. "I never liked working here! Never!"
"Well, that works out rather nicely. Your co-workers never liked you working here either."
"The hell with them! They're all idiots! Everyone here is an idiot!"
"I'd watch it if I were you, Dursley. Know that I'm fully prepared to harm you."
Vernon scowled. "It's the freak's fault..." He muttered under his breath. "That little b*** is going to get it..."
"What were you just mumbling over there?"
"Oh really? I could have sworn I heard you threaten to harm someone."
"YOU HEARD WRONG."
Mitsuru's eyes narrowed dangerously as she watched the man storm off. She had heard him mumbling about threatening someone. The man was unhinged, and livid mad he could do anything…or hurt anyone.
With a sigh she stood from her seat and walked out of the office noticing everyone staring at her with wide looks of shock and gratitude. "Before you start celebrating. Does anyone have that…man's address?"
"I do ma'am" a worker said coming up and writing the address down on a sticky note. "Number Four Private Drive." He commented. "Why do you want it though?"
"That man has just lost his job and is in a state that he would harm anyone, even his family. As head of the company I need to make sure that does not happen. I will not have anything like that filth connecting back to my company and causing us problems." She said taking the sticky note from him.
"And if it does?"
The room grew colder and the man shivered a bit as he looked around confused before looking back at the woman. Her face was stern yet a scary glint was visible in her eyes. "Then I will have to execute him." She spoke walking off.
The many workers' watched her walk away, the clicking of heels the only sound. When she was a good distance away one worker mumbled, "Scary." The others could only nod. Let it be known to never get on that woman's bad side.
Vernon's car drove down the road at a speed just above the speed limit. He was LIVID. 'That FREAK had better have dinner ready, or so help me I'll WRING his FREAKY LITTLE NECK!' He raged internally.
Finally, he pulled into his driveway, throwing the door to his car open and stomping into the house. "BOY! I DON'T SMELL DINNER!" He roared. A small child ran out from the hall.
"I'm sorry! I was working on chores, and-"
"Excuses, excuses!" Vernon snapped. "You're supposed to have dinner done around this time, and I don't see my bloody dinner in front of me!"
"I'm sorry..." The child was beginning to tear up...And Vernon noticed.
"What...did I say...about CRYING?!" He roared.
Young Harry Potter flinched back terrified. He was telling his uncle the truth he was still working on the chores, no help to Dudley who would continue to mess up the living room and hallways. He had been working nonstop!
He shook his head and closed his eyes trying to stop the tears from coming but paid for it as his uncle's boot connected with his gut sending the boy flying back into the living room. Harry groaned as he clutched his hurt tummy in pain.
"You little FREAK!" his uncle shouted. "It was you…" he seethed.
Harry along with Petunia and Dudley stared at Vernon with confusion. "What did it…" Petunia started before flinching at her husband's cold look.
"It…this freak…he ruined me." He hissed taking a menacing step toward Harry. "Ever since we took this…ABOMINATION into our house nothing good has happened to us." He said. "He can't cook, can't do chores…still uses the FREAK STUFF!" he shouted causing everyone to jump.
"I've had it." He hissed.
Petunia's eyes grew wide as she stood up and grabbed her son moving him behind her. "Vernon…dear…try and calm down…your scaring your family." She said. She did not care about the boy, but she did not wish see her husband do something he will be charged for. "What did the freak do?" she asked.
"He burnt my breakfast, did not make dinner, failed to do his chores…and COST ME MY JOB!" he shouted in furry.
Petunia shrieked as she took a step back grabbing Dudley and bolted out the door. Missing the extravagant limo that had pulled up to their house.
Mitsuru stepped out of the limo, and raised her brow when she saw a woman and child running into a car. "Daddy's gone mad, hasn't he?!" The boy exclaimed.
"Yes, Dudley... We have to leave!" Petunia exclaimed.
Mitsuru narrowed her eyes. 'So he IS taking it out on his family...Just as I suspected.' She thought furiously. 'That man truly is the lowest scum this world has to offer.'
She stormed her way over to the door at a brisk pace, letting herself in. "Dursley!" She called out.
"I WON'T HAVE YOU RUINING MY LIFE ANYMORE, YOU FREAKY LITTLE B***!" She froze at the sound of the obese man's voice. "DIE!"
She had to act FAST.
Vernon grabbed his trusty bat he liked to use for beatings and raised it high into the air and was about to strike the boy right over his head. The cold point of steel on his back however froze him solid. He tensed.
"Put the bat down Dursley." A cold feminine voice ordered from behind him. Vermin so lost in his fury spun around and took a swipe at her but the woman leaned down avoided his swing and with great finish disarmed the man sending the bat flying to the other side of the room.
The woman pointed the tip of her rapier at the obese man's neck, and Vernon was able to confirm that it was his former boss, and she was not happy.
Mitsuru glared at him with heated intensity, yet it seemed to chill the man to his very bones. She cast her gaze to the side and her sharp eyes softened when she saw the small child staring at her with wide fearful eyes.
"Child, get behind me." She asked softly.
Harry stared at her with wide eyes shocked and scared. Who was she? Was she an angle…her fluffy coat made her look like one. He was hesitant to listen to her, but something about her calmed him and he nodded before limping over and behind her barley coming up to her kneecap.
Vernon was livid. "YOU…YOU B***! BOY GET BACK IN THE CUB-"he choked as the woman added more pressure to his neck shutting him up drawing a little blood.
"Stop talking." She hissed.
Vernon gulped and glared at her. "I...I...You have NO RIGHT-"
"There's nothing you can do about it, Dursley." Mitsuru said sternly. "My lawyers have gotten me out of plenty of tight spots. This will be as easy as breathing to them."
"What are you talking about?!"
"Dursley, do you have any idea how much trouble you're in?" She asked sternly.
"What the bloody hell can YOU do?!"
"Do you realize how I deal with those who get on my bad side? I EXECUTE them."
Harry's eyes widened as he tugged on the woman's fur coat. Mitsuru blinked and looked down at the small child. "Please don't exe-exemute him" he said trying and failing to say the word. The woman's eyes widened about how just adorable that was and his plea.
"Excuse me dear?"
He stared up at her with wide emerald eyes that was pleading at her. "Please don't. It's okay…I'm a freak I deserve the…pain." He said sadly. "Don't hurt a normal person because of me…" he said.
The persona user's eyes had grown wide then narrowed as she turned her gaze to a very pale Vernon. The temperature in the room dropping down harshly. "A freak…that's what you called him." Her voice was cold…she pulled her sword back only to strike him with a strong kick in his gut sending the man flying into a wall. The last thing he saw was an image of a woman in a regal dress and armor with half her face covered by a mask standing in his boss's place before he blacked out.
Mitsuru flipped her hair back and placed her rapier back in its seethe. "Scum like you is what he was trying to prove wrong." She mumbled. Shaking her head with a sad frown she turned to see the small boy staring at his uncle in shock before looking up at her with wide scared eyes. She knelt down to his level and gave him a warm smile. "Hello little one."
He whimpered and looked down. "I'm sorry..." He squeaked.
"Hmm? You? Sorry? What on Earth for?"
"You got mad because of what I said...I didn't wanna make you mad...I'm sorry...You can hit me if it'll make you not mad anymore..."
"...I'm not going to harm you, child. Not now, not ever." She replied with a small smile. "And that is a promise."
"Because you're a good child."
"I am...? You really think so...?"
She smiled at him and ran her hand gently threw his hair. He flinched at first but soon leaned into her touch. "I know so." She said with a smile. "Gather all your things and meet me back here okay…what is your name dear?" she asked.
"Harry…My names Harry miss…"
"Mitsuru, Ms. Mitsuru love." she smiled and patted his head causing him to grin cutely at her. "Now run along, start packing your things, I won't have you staying here a second longer."
Harry blinked at her and gave her a very adorable confused expression. "How come?"
"Well your other family has run off to who knows were and that," she pointed to the crumbled heap of Vernon in dismissal, "is going behind bars for a long time." She explained.
Harry nodded and walked away to gather pack. Mitsuru walked past Vernon stepping on him causing him to groan and hiss in pain as she passed. She picked up the phone and called the police.
"Hello, police? Yes, I would like to report a case of abuse…Yes…Number Four Private Drive, a small boy around the age of four…I am leaving with him now sir…Mitsuru Kirijo…yes Kirijo…. Très bien… Thank you, sir I will speak with you shortly."
She hung up the phone taking a deep breath and turned around only to pause as she saw Harry in front of her with a blanket and a snowman plush toy. She stares at the young boy with wide eyes. "Is…is that all?"
Harry nodded. "I don't have a lot." He said simply. Mitsuru sighed, rubbing her temples. "He really has been unfair to you, hasn't he?" She said, upset.
"I...I don't know..." Harry replied.
"You poor dear..." Mitsuru said. She reached over and picked him up. "You don't even have a change of clothes?"
"Is there anything wrong with these?"
"They're filthy, torn to shreds and far too big for you."
"Oh...I'm sorry...I know I'm stupid..."
"It's not your fault love" she soothed. Wrapping the boy in her warm fur coat to keep him warm. "And you are FAR from stupid." She insisted.
Harry snuggled into the fur. 'So warm and fluffy…like angle wings.' He looked up at her with tearful eyes. "I…I am?"
She gave him a warm smile and kissed his cheek leaving behind a red lip stain on his cheek. She chuckled softly and pulled out a small hanky and rubbed it on his face. "You are" She smiled down at him and started to walk out the house. "I will have to get you some cloths and other necessities. Though I approve of the plush."
Harry smiled as he hugged his snowman. "He's my friend. He has never left me…even when uncle Vernon tries he keeps coming back…even when he was set on fire…he still came back." He said.
Mitsuru's eyes narrowed at the idea of that man trying to take away this child's one toy, but also interested in the fact that this toy kept returning to him. How intriguing. "He must be a special frost." She said.
"Frost?" he asked
"Jack Frost." She clarified as she made it back to her limo. "They are little snowman who like to play tricks and cause mischief. Yet it would seem this one wants to be your protector." She said with a smile.
He tilted his head and looked at the snowman. "So he's...real...?" He asked softly.
"I believe there's a good chance he very well may be." Mitsuru replied, ruffling his hair. "And he wants you safe."
"...Thank you, Mr. Frost..." Harry said to the toy gratefully.
"Oh? Mr. Frost, hmm?"
"That's what I named him...'Cause he's a snowman..."
"I see. Very good name then. I'm sure he appreciates it."
"I hope so...I don't want him upset."
The light might be messing with her eyes but she could have sworn she saw the little snowman wink. Shaking her head of those thoughts and the lingering sound of laughter she entered her limo and sat down with the child nestled in her lap.
Harry looked around the large limo with wide eyes as he gazed at the large selection of bottles that his uncle liked to drink from and smash over his head. "Johnathan could you take us to the villa please. We need to check in and get the dear looked over."
The driver, an older man with greying hair nodded with a small smile. "Understood my lady." He spoke in Japanese confusing the poor boy.
Mitsuru smiled down at him and ran her fingers through his messy locks and he instantly relaxed snuggling into her. This felt right. She may be an ice queen to many but to a select few she will let down her cold exterior and show them the real woman behind it. This small child was one lucky few.
'He needs new clothes. I can give Takeba a call and ask for assistance on that if she is free. It should be her off season right now.' She thought as she leaned back in the comfy chair. 'Maybe some new toys as well…maybe none that I remember fighting shadows...and find him a nice home.' That last thought made her frown however. 'Would that be wise? The poor boy looks like he has not had a single piece of affection his whole life…he would be devastated if I left him with another family.' She looked back down to see the boy had fallen asleep curled up with Mr. Frost clutched between his little arms, snuggled into her lap with her fur as his blanket.
'I'm keeping him!' she thought with a bright and warm smile as leaned down and kissed the top of his head. "Sleep well love…you'll be home soon."