DIMENSION: HARRY POTTER
We were all on the outskirts of the Forbidden Forest, and it was fun, trying to hide a bunch of people who were in the wrong dimension from detection. I was being sarcastic there, if you couldn't tell.
"What are we going to do?" Will (Rea) asked me.
"I don't know! Just because I am the person in charge doesn't mean I have all the answers!" I snapped. He backed off. "Katie, can I see the Creators' Guide?" I asked.
"I already looked through it. There's nothing in here," she replied. I shivered. Not only was it snowing outside, but we didn't have any blankets or anything. I beckoned all of the other Creators over a little way away from the others.
"What's the plan?" Sam asked.
"That's what we're trying to figure out. Okay, so, how long can these worlds last without the Facility?" I asked.
"There's still our Facility -" April began.
"No, it's too dangerous. Government agents are probably already swarming it," Ryan interrupted.
"Plus, there's another issue," Will began sheepishly.
The seven of us stared at him, waiting for him to begin.
"I kind of hit the button you're never supposed to push," Will finally began.
"There are a lot of buttons you're not supposed to push," I retorted.
"I pushed the one that basically blew up Reality."
"YOU DID WHAT?!" All of us screamed. The others looked at us, alarmed.
"Everything's okay," Leia told them.
"Why would you do that?!" Ryan screeched.
"It would be too dangerous for us to return! Plus, if we ever did, they would kill us. I did it -" Will began.
"Yeah, yeah, we get it, you did it so we could all live. Back to the point, what are we going to do?" Sam interrupted.
"How long can these worlds survive without Reality?" I asked.
"Not long," April said.
"Why?" Katie asked.
"Because our presence here is basically toxic. If we don't do something fast, all of the dimensions are going to slowly fade. We need to make it to the dimensional plane. We have to get everybody out of here," April explained.
"Dumbledore. Dumbledore was always open-minded. He'll listen to us," I said.
"Casey, we can't expose the fact that we're not from here," Ryan answered.
"What choice do we have? Plus, Dumbledore is one of the most influential and powerful wizards in the world," I snapped back.
"Fine, we'll go to Dumbledore. How long has it been since we got here?" April asked.
"Two hours," Katie replied.
"I have a question. How are the simulation people here and we're here if their bodies are back in Reality?" Sam asked.
"That is a very good question, that I do not have an answer to," I said.
"They fell through the simulation and actually became a part of the dimensions. If they hadn't, the dimensions would be completely messed up. Plus we would probably all be dead," Katie answered.
"So we go to Dumbledore in the morning?" Ryan clarified.
TIME-SKIP: 20 MINUTES LATER
After we had explained our plan to the rest of the group, we trekked up the hill to the Hogwarts entrance. It was a cold walk, with snow falling down on us. We passed Hagrid's cabin with smoke coming out of its chimney. After about a ten minute walk, we got to the grand oak door that was the main entrance into Hogwarts.
There was murmuring around the group about what to do now.
"I guess we just knock," Will (Rea) said, and knocked three times.
After what I am guessing was two minutes, the door opened to reveal Professor McGonagall. She stood speechless, taking in our lot. And what a sight we must have been, too: about thirty people who were very wet and cold, seven of them who looked like they were from the 1800s (which they were), while the rest of us looked somewhat normal, for our century at least.
"Who are you?" she asked.
"Professor McGonagall, we really need to speak with Professor Dumbledore. It's an emergency," I stated.
"Certainly not. And how do you know Professor Dumbledore? You're not from England, are you? And I would like to know who you are."
"Ma'am, please, if we don't get you all out of here really soon, the entire dimensional plane is at risk and all of the dimensions could very well fade," Katie reasoned.
"What on earth are you talking about?" McGonagall asked. She sighed heavily. "Very well. I will take you to see Professor Dumbledore."
She led us all in, with everybody gaping at the castle. The castle looked exactly as how I had pictured it to in the books. She led us to the Gargoyle Corridor, and up a moving stone stair case. She stopped at a large oak door like the one at the entrance to the school. The professor poked her head in and told Dumbledore something.
"Come in!" he cried cheerfully.
All of us piled in one room. There were so many trinkets and gadgets in Dumbledore's office that it was hard to take it all in.
"What brings you to my office?" he asked.
"Uh, we're not from around here -" I began.
"Are you from American? I can tell by your accent that you're not British," Dumbledore interrupted.
"Yes, but we're from a different dimension. My name is Casey, and these are my friends and fellow Creators Ryan, Katie, Will, Sam, April, Leia, and Gabe." The eight of us moved to the left of the room to give Dumbledore visual representation of the groups. "There are six other known dimensions besides yours and mine. Will Herondale, Jem Carstairs, Tessa Gray, Jessamine Lovelave, Charlotte Branwell, Henry Branwell, and Magnus Bane are from the Shadowhunter dimension."
Charlotte had yell at Henry to get him to put down Dumbledore's gadgets.
"Sam Temple, Astrid, Quinn, Edilio, Little Pete, Lana, Caine, Diana, and Brianna are all from the Gone dimension, which is basically a world without any adults and includes kids manifesting hidden powers. Angel and Nudge are from the Maximum Ride dimension. They have been separated from the rest of their flock, which is in their correct dimension. However, there are still some malfunctions. It's the reason why Harry Potter and Hermione Granger don't have their magical abilities, and why Harry has wings. Oh, and Gale is from the Hunger Games dimension, which I am not going to explain because it's very depressing. Anyways, we had to blow Reality up because of government agents. If we stayed there, those agents would have killed us and everybody there, including fictional people, thus destroying all of the dimensions and dimensional plane. You're welcome. So, since you are the first dimension that we just ended up in, we need to get everybody out of here before your dimension fades. So, we need your help with getting everybody out of here. And that about ends our story," I finished.
"Do you have a way to get to the next dimension?" Dumbledore asked. "This is all incredibly interesting. I would like to hear more about it."
"We'll tell you about it at the end of our journey," I replied. "If we're still alive," I muttered to myself. "I don't have a way to get to the next dimension."
Brianna came up to me.
"Casey, I am tired. I feel sick," she complained.
"We'll take her to the hospital wing," Dumbledore offered. I nodded my thanks.
"Come to think of it, I don't feel so great, either," Tessa said.
I turned towards Katie.
"This isn't good. Maybe it's an effect of the dimensional traveling?" I suggested.
"Maybe. But why haven't Angel, Nudge, and Gale complained yet?" she replied.
"The last time they traveled was about six days ago. The last time the new group traveled was two days ago. So dimensional traveling is probably taking a toll on their bodies," she answered.
"Probably. But then why hasn't it taken a toll on us?" I asked. She gave a shrug as everybody exited out of the office down to the hospital wing.
Madam Pomfrey checked my head.
"You have a concussion. When did this occur?" she asked. Dang it.
"Four days ago. I was treated and I rested for about a day and a half," I answered.
"I will get Professor Snape to mix you up a potion that will heal your concussion. But you must sleep. Here." She patted a cot by the window. "Sleep here." I nodded gratefully and sat down, very tired.
I was asleep before my head hit the pillow.
TIME-SKIP: MORNING (DAY 7)
I woke up to Madam Pomfrey gently shaking me. Ryan, Katie, Will, and Dumbledore sat in chairs around my cot.
"How are you feeling?" Katie asked me, her brow furrowed in concern.
"Like crap." I replied.
"Professor Snape mixed you up this potion that Madam Pomfrey told you about last night before you fell asleep," Dumbledore said, gesturing towards a bowl on the nightstand table next to my cot. I took the bowl and cautiously took a small mouthful. I promptly spat it back out.
"This tastes disgusting!" I shouted.
"You need to take it," Ryan said. I huffed, and drank the rest of the disgusting potion quickly.
"Can you tell me what's happened over the past couple of days?" Dumbledore asked.
"Okay. A week ago, twenty-eight people from different dimensions showed up in the Facility. The Facility is where the Creators work and watch over timelines to make sure that all of the dimensions are running smoothly. There were five people from your dimension that showed up. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Fred Weasley, and George Weasley. You probably don't remember their absence because somebody accidentally reset the dimensions, so we had to go in and reset everything again. There were four other dimensions involved. We don't know what caused it, but they all showed up there at the same time. The next morning, we showed them around the Facility and explained what was going on and gave them medical tests. Then we sorted them into groups; each group would go into a different dimension and look for clues through a simulation. Then I got a concussion, and while I was unconscious, Katie, Ryan, and Will entered them into the simulation. That day, in your dimension, the characters were Ron Weasley, Fred Weasley, Christina, Katniss Everdeen, and Teresa Agnes. You also probably don't remember that. The next day, Ryan called Brooklyn, which is a neighboring facility, and they arrived. Anyway, Gabe accidentally pressed the dimensional reset button, which means that the people in the current dimensions would have their past identities erased and become actual characters. Then sixteen more people from different dimensions show up; the next morning, we read that the off-limits room has a giant computer where you can remotely program the dates, characters, and events into the system and hit the reset button. Leia accidentally combined the dimensions, so we had to separate the dimensions by actually entering the simulation. Then, all of the characters went back to their original dimensions, but it had some flaws. Sam Temple then ran in saying that Brianna left the Facility. We found her, and then we heard helicopters above the Facility. Government agents entered the Facility, and we collected files and other stuff. Ryan hit the shut down button, which would blow up the Facility. Then Will hit the button that would blow up Reality, without telling us. And now we're here. So we need to get to the characters in the other dimensions. Reality is basically the world that controls it all. Without Reality, there's no telling what might happen. It's basically like the control panel. Without it, everything goes haywire," I explained.
"Casey, there's something else, too," Katie said, handing me "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." "Flip to the very back."
I flipped to the very back of the book. What I saw made my heart freeze in my chest.
The ink on the pages was slowly fading away. On some of the pages, the ink was running together and leaving large black smudges on the paper.
"This is bad. This is really, really bad," I said. Then an idea dawned on me. "Will, did you bring your computer?"
"Yeah. I have a digital copy of the book on it. I just need to connect the laptop with something vital or connective to the wizarding world," he answered.
"Like magic?" Dumbledore suggested.
"Yeah, like magic," he replied.
"Could we possibly use anyone's wand? We need something that has to do with magic in order to connect Will's laptop with this dimension," I asked.
"You can use Professor McGonagall's wand."
"April and Sam can work on Will's laptop. They will also probably need Professor McGonagall's assistance with magic because they can't perform it," I requested. Dumbledore nodded.
"Let's get to work," Ryan said, and helped me out of bed.
"Where the hell are we?" Raven Reyes asked. She was with Jasper Jordan, Monty Green, Bellamy Blake, Octavia Blake, Clarke Griffin, Finn Collins, and John Murphy. It was almost completely dark except for for a couple of florescent light panels flickering. The place was half destroyed;
"No idea," Bellamy answered. The group slowly advanced, and walked into a dimly lit hallway. The right side had a couple of doors that Clarke tried to open. One of them opened, and they set foot into a small bedroom with a bed, a closet, a dresser, a desk, and a bunch of journals. She picked them up and opened one of them.
Entry Date: December 17, 2017
We're leaving Reality. There are helicopters swarming the area as I am writing this. I have to go. I've left these journals for any future Creators. I can't tell you where we're going, in case this falls in the wrong hands. You'll find guides in the library. Good luck.
They found a closet door that was half open. There were clothes scattered about, and things lying haphazardly around the room. They left the room and entered another that had a touch screen built into the wall (aka the lab).
"Don't press any buttons," Clarke warned.
Jasper being Jasper pressed a button, and a hologram popped of a young dark-skinned boy who couldn't be older than fifteen.
"My name is Will, and I am a Creator at the Facility. We have to leave, and I can only tell you that we're going to another dimension. Please don't try to find us. It's too dangerous. But if government agents swarm the building again, get to the portal. Hopefully they won't come on the day you arrive, as your bodies are weak from dimensional traveling. I knew this was going to happen. I am leaving this message for any people who show up in Reality and are from different worlds or dimensions. Stay safe. I'll see if I can send a person to help you." A loud crash sounded, and Will turned around. "I have to go! Good luck!"
And the video shut off.
All of the eight people were left in stunned silence.
"That's just lovely. We're trapped here," Murphy said sarcastically.
DIMENSION: HARRY POTTER
I was in the Great Hall, which was empty except for Will's computer. Everybody was in class, and Will, Katie, Ryan and the rest of the Creators were meeting with Dumbledore.
Will's laptop kept beeping and making weird noises. I saw Will rush into the hall.
"Hey, your computer is beeping," I told him.
"Ok, thanks," he said, walking over to it. I heard him mutter, "crap."
"What is it?" I asked, standing up.
"Oh, nothing," he said, shaking his head, standing over the keyboard.
"Tell me what's going on," I demanded. I walked over and tried to pry the laptop out of his grip. What I saw on the screen shocked me.
The Facility, damaged but still functioning, with eight little black dots walking around.
"Who are those people?" I asked.
"Another group showed up. I left a message on the console. I didn't blow up Reality. I knew that people were going to keep arriving. This group is made up of eight teens from an apocalyptic universe," he explained.
I felt angry, at Will, at myself, at the stupid government agents.
"What are we going to do?"
"Someone has to go back to Reality," he said.
"Permanently?" I asked.
"No. The person who goes and the other eight will find a way to get to the dimensional plane. Whose going?"
"I am. I am not letting you, Katie, or Ryan risk their lives. I am going," I stated.
"It's dangerous," he said. "I am not letting you go."
"You can't stop me. Let me go," I said, giving him a hug. He nodded.
"Fine. Stay safe."
And with that I left Great Hall, went up to my dorm, grabbed my satchel, packed it, and ran out of Hogwarts.
TIME-SKIP: 10 MINUTES LATER
I walked to the edge of the Forbidden Forest, exactly where we had fallen. I stepped cautiously forward. Snow was falling gently around me. I took one last look at the castle. I knew that they could do this without me.
"Good luck," I whispered, and walked into the portal.
I was falling through space and time, and it was pitch-black around me. I was falling for only about five seconds before I landed.
I landed hard on my back. I groaned loudly.
"That didn't feel good."
"Who are you?" I looked up into the eyes of Clarke Griffin.
"Please tell me I am in Reality," I answered.
"If that's whatever you call this place, then yes. But who are you?"
"I am Casey Anderson. Will sent me back here. I am one of the Creators." She looked relieved.
"We read your journals." I looked around at my surroundings and saw a couple of other people there, too. Octavia, Murphy, and Jasper. The Facility looked dark, and there were wires sticking out in a couple of places. I was in the cafeteria, the same exact place where the original twenty-eight and the others had arrived. "Please tell me you know how to get us out of here."
"I don't. But I'll figure it out," I answered, standing up. "Let's get to work."
DIMENSION: HARRY POTTER
Third Person POV
The Creators were in Dumbledore's office, meeting with him.
"Hey, where's Casey?" Sam asked.
Will took a deep breath before continuing.
"I didn't blow up Reality. There are people there. Somebody needed to go back," was all he said before the room burst into outbursts. Ryan was absolutely livid that Will would let Casey put herself in danger like that and risk her life.
"Are you insane?! Or just stupid?! Why would you let Casey do that?! We all know that she's too stubborn for her own good! And how is she going to get to the dimensional plane?!" Ryan shouted.
"ENOUGH!" Katie shouted over everybody. "Casey did what she thought was best, and blaming Will isn't going to help anything. The only thing we can do is make sure that we get to the dimensional plane. And hope that Casey and the others do, too."
"I have a plan. Well, somewhat of a plan," I said. "We'll take the back exit out of Reality - there's a portal not far from here that leads to a different dimension."
"Why can't we just take the one that you came through?" Bellamy asked.
"Because there's only so many people from another dimension that one dimension can handle at one time. If I bring you guys, then the dimension could explode, which is not what we're trying to achieve. Since we're leaving the Facility, we will need to be extremely careful. There are agents and townsfolk who will turn us in, and that will get all of us killed," I explained.
"What dimension are we going into?" Octavia asked me.
"There are thousands of gates in the dimensions, and we don't know where any of the gateways lead, so we're just going to have to guess," I cringed, knowing the reaction wasn't going to be good.
"What do you mean, you don't know all of the gateways?!" Murphy exclaimed. "Isn't that your job?!"
"My job is to watch over the dimensions, not to know the gateways. I don't know what dimension we're going to land in. If we're lucky, it will be one of the four dimensions we're looking for," I explained.
"So, we have less than a 1% chance of finding the right portal," Clarke said. "I don't like those odds."
"Neither do I. Listen, you guys are weak from dimensional travel. We'll have to leave tomorrow. I am going to give you guys multivitamin shots, which should help your health, and energy."
I led them down the darkened hallways of the Facility. Some parts of the roof had collapsed down, and wires hung down. I opened the door to the medical room, and rummaged through the cabinets until I found eight syringes. I filled them up, and put them in trays. I patted one of the beds.
Once the injections were finished, I cleaned some of their wounds.
"What is this?' Octavia asked, holding up a tablet. I smiled.
"That's the device that we put a bunch of videos on. We interviewed all of the people in the wrong dimensions the day after they got here." I got up and turned the tablet on. I went into the videos application, and Murphy, Octavia, Bellamy, Clarke, Raven, Finn, Jasper, and Monty all gathered around me. The first video showed a confused Harry Potter being interviewed by me. Several videos followed, including some pretty hilarious ones. There was one where Ryan was trying to interview Gally, and the two were about two seconds away from killing each other.
I walked them to their rooms. It was now late at night, and they would need sleep. I bunked with Clarke, Octavia and Raven shared a room, with Murphy and Bellamy sharing another, Jasper and Monty sharing one, and Finn staying in one by himself. I could hear a lot of shouting from Bellamy and Murphy's room.
"I'd get out of here if I were you before she discovers a way to kill us all!" Murphy yelled.
"SHUT THE HELL UP, MURPHY!" Bellamy shouted back.
I chuckled slightly at the memory of Will and Ryan bickering back and forth between each other. I grabbed the radio and just stared at it for a second. I clicked it on.
"Hello, Will, are you there?" I asked. There was nothing.
The radio wouldn't connect between dimensions. I set it down on the nightstand and stared at the bunk above me. I eventually fell into a dreamless sleep.
DIMENSION: HARRY POTTER
Third Person POV
DAY 8 (December 18, 2017)
"Can we change anything?" Ryan asked.
"No, we need to let the storyline play out as it is. If we mess with it, it could have disastrous consequences," Katie answered.
"We can't just Dumbledore die!" Will exclaimed.
"Keep your voice down!" April snapped. The seven Creators were having a meeting about how they were going to proceed. And so far, it wasn't going well.
Sam kept eerily quiet, which wasn't normal for him. He was hiding his right hand. The other six were too busy arguing with each other to notice.
"Sam, what do you think?" Will snapped impatiently.
"Uh..." He trailed off. April scrutinized him.
"Sam, what's up?" she asked with an undertone to her voice that said that he had to answer. He took a deep breath, and uncovered his right hand.
The whole room gasped. Sam's right hand was almost entirely black with markings. They all knew what that meant. April was the first to speak.
"We've got to get out of here."
"But what about the dimension?" Katie asked.
"Screw the dimension right now. I'll go on and try to get Sam to the dimensional plane. Leia and Gabe will stay with you guys," April answered.
"But you're the most knowledgeable of all of us," Will protested.
"Listen to me. You guys will be fine. You're all amazing. Just be careful," April said before leaving the Room of Requirement with Sam.
"I am pretty sure that I speak for all of us when I say that we're doomed," Ryan stated after April and Sam left.
As soon as we woke up, we quickly ate power bars for breakfast, and exited the Facility. Large, gray buildings were everywhere, and we walked quickly to avoid being seen. I had used colored contacts and a wig to avoid being recognized by citizens.
"What's going to happen to Reality?" Monty asked me.
"I am not really sure. There's a possibility that it could be destroyed."
Suddenly, I saw someone. My heart froze, and I stopped.
"What is it?" Clarke asked.
"My mother and little sister," I replied. Lynn was now eight years old, and had long dirty blonde hair with bright blue eyes. She, unlike me, didn't have glasses. My mother had brown hair and bright, startling green eyes.
Unfortunately, they must have recognized me. My sister looked like she was about to call for me, but my mother intercepted her. They calmly walked across the street.
"Casey," my mother took my face in her hands. "You look so grown-up, and beautiful. My smart, beautiful girl is almost a woman."
I groaned and rolled my eyes.
"Mom," I groaned, gesturing towards the Sky People. She leaned to whisper in my ear.
"The police are after us. I know you're going to save the world. Get to the dimensional plane," she whispered. "I love you and Lynn very much."
I spotted guards running down the street towards us, and they were approaching very rapidly.
"I'll distract them. Take Lynn with you. And never forget that I love you and your sister very much." She hugged me and Lynn, and kissed both of our heads. I hadn't seen my mother in over a year, and now she was going to die for me. I couldn't quite process it. The guards were almost upon us. "Run!" she screeched.
I couldn't help but watch as my mother ran towards the guards and tried to hold them off. One of them took and a gun and shot her. She dropped to the street like a brick.
All's I can remember is Jasper turning my sister around and covering her ears. I heard myself screaming, "No!" but my voice was distorted.
"Casey, we need to go!" Octavia screamed. I finally turned around and held Lynn's hand.
We ran towards the end of the street, and just kept running for a good five minutes. The guards were still chasing us, and I grabbed a device out of my pocket. It was a self-destructing device, which when activated, was able to destroy any dimension. I could see the portal, pressed a button on the device, and threw it backwards. We were nearly at the portal now, and I could hear the device beeping loudly.
"Jump!" I screamed, and we all jumped through the portal as a loud boom crashed around us. We were surrounded by blackness and suddenly landed hard on the ground. I could hear distant music.
"Where are we?" somebody asked as we all slowly go up.
It was dark, and we were all backed against a wall.
But I knew where we were.
In a whole different group of dimensions.
That was longer than usual! Hope you enjoyed, and please review! I changed this chapter slightly at the end because I though that the story was kind of all over the place.