"Where did he go!?"
"I don't see him anywhere!"
"Did he disappear?"
Dudley Dursley growled as his friends searched the whole playground for any sign of Harry. As soon as school had let out he had wanted to start his Harry Hunt before the two of them started their summer break. Unfortunately, he'd gotten held up by his teacher once class had ended because she wanted to talk to him about his grades. Dudley had sent his friends out to chase Harry while he stayed behind. When Dudley was finally allowed to leave the classroom, he found out that his friends had lost sight of Harry.
"Spread out and find him!" Dudley shouted. "He couldn't have gone far!"
"Maybe he's hiding in the Gym?" Piers asked. "That's where we found him last time."
Dudley smirked. "Now I know why I made you my right-hand man Piers."
"Okay, let's look in the gym," Dudley said, "He's probably in there somewhere!"
Dudley and his friends rushed to the gym, which was close to the library. If any of them had been paying attention, they would have noticed Harry ducking out of sight...
Harry ducked under the window as Dudley and his goons raced past the library. He let out a relived sigh as he watched them get further and further away. The last place Dudley would think to look for him was the library, Dudley and his friends always seemed to be in pain whenever they had to come here to read for a book report.
"Well it looks like I'm going to be stuck here for a while..." Harry said to himself, "I might as well read something while I'm here."
Harry searched through each of the bookshelves for something to read, but most of the books seemed to be too boring. There was one book that caught his attention, the title on the spine was Hunter x Hunter. Harry pulled the book out from the shelf and looked at the cover. The cover depicted a young boy sitting on top of a large toad. Harry flipped the book over to read the summary on the back which read; Gon might be a country boy, but he has high aspirations. Despite his Aunt Mito's protests, Gon decides to follow in his father's footsteps and become a legendary Hunter. The Hunter hopefuls begin their journey by storm-tossed ship, where Gon meets Leorio and Kurapika, the only other applicants who aren't devastated by bouts of seasickness. Having survived the terrors of the high seas, Gon and his companions now have to prove their worth in a variety of tests in order to find the elusive Exam Hall. And once they get there, will they ever leave alive...?
The summary had piqued Harry's interest in the book, and so Harry sat at one of the tables in the library and began to read. Within an hour Harry had finished the first volume and he found himself searching for more volumes. The adventures that Gon and his friends went on completely hooked Harry, and before he knew it, he had read the second and third volumes in a blink of an eye. He really liked the relationship the main characters had with each other, the way they would willingly put themselves in danger in order to protect the people resonated with Harry. The main characters were like a tightly knit family. The same thing couldn't be said about Harry and his other relatives.
Harry sighed and closed the third volume of the manga. "I wish I could just get away from the Dursley's...even for a little while."
Harry stacked the three volumes in his hands and was about to put the books back on the shelf when he noticed that the books were beginning to glow.
Harry dropped the books as the glow grew brighter and brighter, almost blinding him. Harry felt a strong wind began to whip through the library, knocking books to the ground. The wind knocked Harry off his feet, causing him to crash onto the ground. Before Harry knew it, a strong suctioning force began to tug on his legs. Harry tried to grab the bookshelf in order to avoid getting sucked into the wind. Eventually his grip failed him, and Harry was sharply tugged into the book.
And then he was falling... falling...falling...
His fall was broken when he slammed his head against a hard, wooden floor.
"Ow!" Harry shouted as the sharp pain of hitting his head caused him to see stars. Harry tried get up, but the floor seemed to be moving, which resulted in him falling to the ground once again.
'...Wait, moving?' Harry thought to himself. Harry noticed that he wasn't in the library any more, in fact it seemed like he was on a ship that was filled with people who were either unconscious on the ground or sick. Harry couldn't help but feel that he'd seen this ship before, but he couldn't figure out why.
"Are you okay?" Harry heard someone ask. "Do you need help?"
"I'm okay, I'm a bit unsteady." Harry said. "Could you give me a hand?"
"Sure!" the person said. They grabbed Harry's arm and yanked him up to his feet.
"Thank-" Harry's eyes widened as the person who helped him up was wearing a green jacket, green shorts, and green boots. Their hair was a spiky mess that somewhat reminded Harry of a porcupine.
"Hm?" The person tilted their head when they noticed the way Harry was staring at them. "Are you sure you're fine, your face is kind of pale."
"N-no I'm fine, it's just that I'm a bit dizzy." Harry lied.
"Oh, well then you should sit down for a while." the person pointed to a hammock that was close to Harry. "It'll help you feel better."
"Yeah, that sounds like a good idea." Harry said. The person helped Harry to the hammock, and once Harry had sat down they continued to talk.
"I didn't expect that there would be more than two kids on this boat," the person said. "Are you taking the Hunter Exam too?"
Harry didn't trust himself to speak, so he simply nodded his head.
"That's awesome!" The person eyes glimmered. "It's so nice to talk people who are my age. By the way, what's your name?"
"Harry, Harry Potter." Harry introduced himself. "What's yours?"
"My name is Gon, Gon Freeccss." Gon held his hand out towards Harry. "It's nice to meet you Harry!"
'Well that confirms my suspicions...' Harry thought to himself. 'I've been sucked into the book!'