Title: The Slytherin Champion
Summary: What if a Slytherin, and not a Hufflepuff, had been chosen by the Goblet of Fire and joined Fleur, Victor, and later on; Harry in one deadly game for glory that would lead right up to the meeting with Voldemort. And what if this champion was a demigod? Crossover of Percy Jackson.
Disclaimer: I don't own any of Rowling or Riordan's characters and I'm making nothing from this.
Chapter 3: Battling Bullies
The first task was coming and the article that had come out during the Weighing of the Wands was the talk of the whole school. I had a funny feeling that Skeeter had lied about most of what Harry had said. The anger coming from Harry told me that I was right. I raised my wand and muttered "Accio' and all the copies of the Daily Prophet came towards me, which I promptly burned.
"What is that about?" someone in Hufflepuff asked.
"If you want to read this trash there are muggle magazines that can do a better job," I told him. "And if I see one more article that's filled with lies I'll make Rita wish that she had never been born."
And I went back to my food.
I was in a foul mood all day, Rita's stupid headline floating around in my brain. I was so mad that I set fire to Professor McGonagall's desk, making the Deputy Headmistress scream in shock. Even though no harm was done I got detention for 'lack of focus.' As I was heading back to the Slytherin common room I ran into something that made me see red. A blond hair girl was being turned upside down.
I pulled my wand out, reverse the spell, and then sent one of my own. They were all encased in ice and I walked over to the girl and helped her up.
"Thanks," she said.
"What happened?" I asked her.
"They taunted me because I support Harry," she said. "I'm use to it."
I put a hand on her shoulder and said, "No one should be used to it. What's your name?"
I remembered hearing about the Lovegood's. They were Pureblood's, but strange. I was hit with a vision of her married to a boy that was just like her. She was holding a baby boy, beaming.
"Selene Hops," I said, shaking her hand.
"You're the Slytherin that no one in your house likes."
"Yeah, don't remind me."
"Sorry," she muttered.
"You need to tell Flitwick about this," I told her. "The bullying isn't going to stop just because you want it too."
She sighed, and I took her to see Flitwick.
Flitwick was beyond mad when I told him that Luna had been bullied by members of her own house for her support of Harry. Slytherin got ten points for 'doing the right thing' and he told me that Luna would be fine by herself.
"I thought you said that everyone, minus the staff, would believe that he put his name in," I said to Hecate.
"Luna Lovegood is different," Hecate said in my head. "She will be a good friend for Harry."
I had a feeling that Hecate was right.
A couple of days later I was summoned to Professor Snape's office. I didn't have to figure out the reason, since he had sent a letter to let me know that I was needed to talk about my life after Hogwarts. I wanted to go into the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and I did have the O.W.L's that I needed. Getting the N.E.W.T would be something else. Upon entering I found that he wasn't alone, a woman was with him.
"Madam Bones, Miss Hops," he said.
She extended her hand and I accepted it.
"Professor Snape has told me that you have the skills to get into the Department of Magical Law Enforcement."
I said nothing.
"She has the skills to be a Potions Mistress, but she has to devote too much of her time to this blasted Tournament."
Madam Bones rolled her eyes. "I'm sure that she can be ready for her N.E.W.T."
"I thought I didn't have to take them."
"You will be taking them when you leave Hogwarts," Madam Bones said. "I want to make sure that know who is good and who isn't."
"Yes, ma'am," I said.
"Your other classes are good," she said. "History of Magic. Not many people get into that class."
"I love history," I told her.
"I'll have a word with Moody about training you," she said. "He was very good at training Nymphadora Tonks."
I mentally groaned. I couldn't believe that Bones had just used Tonks first name that she hated.
"You may go," Snape said, and I left, though Bones followed me.
"Don't let him get to you," she said.
I smiled at her and said, "I've been around him for seven years. I'm not about to let him get to me."
"That's the spirit," she said.
I walked around the castle, enjoying the almost near peace. Once this blasted first task was over then I would be going home for the Winter holiday's and forgetting, for a time, that everyone at Hogwarts hated me. I had written to my stepfather, telling him what had happened. I also mentioned that Harry was being force to take part. I hadn't gotten a response back. So, I decided to IM them when I was alone.
"So, looking forward to dying," Draco Malfoy asked me as I was setting under one of the many trees that Hogwarts had.
"Are you looking forward to getting beaten by Granger again?"
It wasn't a secret that Granger, a muggleborn witch, had continuously outdone Draco every year since she had come here.
"Don't mention that Mudblood's name," he snarled.
I grinned at him. Oh, how I loved goading him. "Since your talking to a 'filthy' Mudblood then I have the right to ask that."
"I'm only talking to you because I want you to sign this."
I gave him an odd look and then I noticed that it was a photo of me. I gave him a look that spoke of murder and being put into a wall to never be found again.
"And why, in the name of Merlin, do you want me to sign this?"
"Because I want to make money from your death."
I punched him in the face. Oh, Slytherin house was full of stupid people and lying on the ground was another prime example of that. I closed my book and left the tree. I didn't see Luna at all since I had rescued her from her Ravenclaw tormentors and I really hoped that I didn't have to come upon that scene again. To my complete, and utter, dismay I came upon the nearly identical scene as before.
What is up with Hogwarts producing some of the dumbest bullies that I've ever seen? This time it wasn't Luna, but Neville. Unlike Luna Neville was a demigod son of Demeter and a fighter that always had my back. This time it was members of my own house, same year, and same form of idiocy. They were taunting him about his lack of magical skill when I hit them with the same hex that I had sent to Luna's bullies. When Neville saw it was me, he grinned.
"Don't tell me, defending Harry."
"No, because our family has been friends with the Potters."
"Oh, I so can't wait to leave this place and be among adults."
Neville grinned, and he joined me down the corridor.
A/N: Another chapter is up. The next one will be the First Task.