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Reminder - All of it has happened in the past ….The present Harry is Fifteen.
I do not own Harry Potter...
""..."" Book extract.
==HARRY- 11 YEARS OLD==
Today, he would be going to Diagon ally with Hagrid to get his books and other things he would need for Hogwarts, his new school.
It was a month after Dudley's Birthday, Uncle Vernon commanded Harry to get the mail like always. While going through them in the hallway, he saw one of them addressed to him, him. He never got any mail. He put the letter in his cupboard on his way to the kitchen, knowing the Dursleys would most likely burn it before he could even blink.
Finishing his chores extra quickly, he made his way to his cupboard and read his letter...
To: Harry James Potter
The cupboard under the stairs
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Headmaster - Albus Dumbledore ( Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards.)
Dear Mr. Potter,
I am pleased to announce that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft. We await your owl no later than the 31st of July.
'Seriously? Harry thought, ' who still uses parchment? We await your owl? Do they even know that I have no proper knowledge of the magical world?
'I' just going to wait and see if anyone comes on or before the 31st, which is in one week, and it just happens to be my birthday.'
Unsurprisingly, the school did send someone, a man named Hagrid, who was so big he had to be half the size of a giant. He wasn't even qualified to be a guide, being expelled in his third year. Though he did seem genuinely nice, so maybe it was a misunderstanding, or an accident.
They went to a Pub called The Leaky Cauldron, and apparently, only wizards and witches could see it. There, he found out he was famous in the most unpleasant way, and Hagrid had the nerve to be happy about it while Harry was being suffocated.
They rented a room and Hagrid told him what happened to his parents, he already knew the whole story, him being one of the main victims that night, but he didn't want others to know that.
When Hagrid showed him the entrance of the alley, he couldn't help but gasp in surprise. It was like entering the 18th century; buildings made from stone, People wearing robes, and grand-looking buildings. His history teacher would give anything to see this.
They went to a grand looking building first, which Hagrid stated was the only bank in Magical Britain and was run by goblins. 'Goblins run this bank? It is better than the normal shoping centers here. They might do other things as well, this looks too grand to be just a bank.
""They had reached a snowy white building that towered over the other little shops. Standing beside its burnished bronze doors, wearing a uniform of scarlet and gold, was a goblin. It was about a head shorter than Harry. He had a swarthy, clever face, a pointed beard and, Harry noticed, very long fingers and feet. He bowed as they walked inside. Now they were facing a second pair of doors, silver this time, with words engraved upon them:
Enter, stranger, but take heed
Of what awaits the sin of greed,
For those who take, but do not earn,
Must pay most dearly in their turn.
So if you seek beneath our floors
A treasure that was never yours,
Thief, you have been warned, beware
Of finding more than treasure there. ""
They went to one of the desks were the goblin was free and Hagrid asked,*cough*commanded*cough*, the goblin to take them to Harry's vault, and he also gave the goblin a letter saying it was from Dumbledore. He was being rude in Harry's opinion, 'If all wizards treat goblins this way, then they are really stupid. Goblins run their bank and they still show disrespect, yup, they are all dumb' he thought.
After taking out the money and the 'thing' in vault 713, they went to buy Harry's school items. He checked his list again, to make sure he wasn't forgetting anything;
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
First-year students will require:
1. Three sets of plain work robes (black)
2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
3. One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
4. One winter cloak (black, silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupils' clothes should carry name tags
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginners' Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Swi tch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set of glass or crystal phials
1 telescope set
1 brass scales
Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS.
They went to the All Purpose Trunk shop first and Harry bought one with 7 compartments. They included an expanded library, a potions lab, a closet, a bedroom, a storage room and one that would make it look normal on the outside.
Then, from Flourish and Botts, he bought his school books and a lot of other ones related to culture and traditions, and ones with details on magical creatures. He also bought some extra reading material for subjects that looked interesting, like runes, potions, magical theory and arithmancy.
After purchasing all the necessary items, they headed to Madam Malkin's to buy his school robes and formal wear, he would need them at some point. While there, he met a blond boy whose entire being screamed rich. 'I'll have to read pureblood etiquette, this boy seems to be lacking them somewhat..' Harry thought when he cam out from the shop.
Harry and Hagrid ate lunch at Leaky Cauldron (LC for short), then, Hagrid left Harry at the train station giving him his ticket for the 31st of August. Harry didn't really go back to the Dursleys, why would he? He changed back to his teenage persona and rented a room in the LC till 31st of August.
AN: Sorry this is a bit later than usual, Year 10 can be very stressful. Thanks for reading and don't forget to review!
Until next week!