Robert began "So there are three groups that we work in against Voldemort. Dumbledore's order of phoenix, your own inner circle consisting of your friends, and lastly the Ministry of Magic. Now Voldemort also has three groups namely his death eaters, his own inner-circle and the ministry. So as we can see, we need to take control over the ministry as soon as possible. The problem is… Fudge is a coward. So we need to over throw him using political power. This is going to be our main plan one. Also you and your inner circle will be getting trained, which even I will be a part of, by Dumbledore's discretion." Harry nodded. Though he had hardly known Robert for an hour and he had started liking him and trusting him. It was a similar thing that happened around Dumbledore. Even if you didn't know Dumbledore well, you would still trust him.
"Let's start with your inner circle your inner circle would be the people who you can trust. Now you may not trust me but you still -"
"Robert, Dumbledore trusts you so do I. You may not know this but when you speak, you have an aura similar to Dumbledore." Harry interrupted.
"You are like a mix of Dumbledore and Moody. I can confirm that. And I also trust you." Sirius added to Robert. Harry gave him a quizzical look and asked, "How do you know him so well?"
"After I escaped from Hogwarts, thanks to you and your friend, I stayed in caves and hiding for a week. Then Dumbledore took me to the Andersons. After Dumbledore assured them and they asked me questions under veritaserum, they sheltered me. I knew his parents well from school."
"Thank you for you compliments and trust but let's focus on the topic at hand. We have a lot of work and very less time today… So yes I was saying that we need to make a group. Harry start naming." Saying so his chalk wrote on the blackboard 'Harry Potter' below that 'Robert Anderson'
Harry started, "Ron Weasly, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Fred Weasly, George Weasly, Ginny Weasly, Albus-"
"Don't put any of your professors or aurors Harry. They already are in the order. I am letting you add Sirius and Remus because we need adults. No more adults Harry"
"Anyone else?" Robert asked
"Ok… So we have nine people in total. But you have to ask them first. Now for you training, it will be done at Hogwarts starting next Sunday. Sirius and Remus won't be there to train but they will help me. You and Hermione, whom I hear is an excellent student, will train under me and rest will be taken by Remus and Sirius" Sirius And Harry nodded. "One final thing. If you all want to train, you have to sacrifice two weeks of vacation."
"Ok. Next we need to think about overthrowing the ministry in this you, Sirius and my parents will have a role. You will have to become Lord Potter now and use your influence. I will explain everything but first- Lunch."
Saying so House elves appeared with food and they started eating.
"Robert, where did you learn all of that things? I have never seen you at Hogwarts."
"I was home schooled in all of that. I never took subjects like History of magic, Herbology, Diviation, Astronomy so on and so forth. I studied Healing, Duelling, Estate management, Hand to hand combat, weapon combat, Battle Strategy, Transfiguration, Charms and potions. My family and Dumbledore tutored me. I also took course in Auror level combat and St Mungo's they agreed only because I am the Heir of an Ancient family. Also you belong to the most Nobel and ancient House of Potter. Today afternoon you will become Lord Potter. He is already Lord Black." He said pointing at Sirius.
"What's so special about this?" Harry asked.
"We ancient families namely Blacks, Potters, Andersons, Greengrasses, Bones and Merlin own most of the wizarding world together. We hold a permanent seat in Wizengamot. Robert here is already Lord Merlin from his mum's side and will succeed his father to become Lord Anderson." Sirius explained.
"Nice. So you mean that we will use our influence to overthrow Fudge."
"Not only that. Once Voldemort comes out in open we will seal his follower's accounts to stop his finances. Amelia Bones will replace Fudge and thus we will have ministry on our side." Robert said. "Now let's go to Gringotts so that you can assume lordship. Also, we will need to buy a lot of things like trunks, clothes, armors and other essential items. Sirius, you will need to stay here since you cannot go to public places. Harry, one more thing. Once you assume lordship, you will be freed from underage restriction of doing magic like I am."
Harry was elated.
"How are we going to go?" Harry asked.
Robert told him that they would be going by floo and returning the same way. So they bade Sirius goodbye and went to Diagon alley.
(At Diagon Alley)
Harry and Robert arrived at the Leaky Cauldron. And then tapped the brick wall and entered Diagon alley.
Half-way to Gringotts Harry started feeling an unnatural chill. He recognized it as Dementors. From their right and left about ten Dementors each came. Shrieks filled the Alley. Harry took out his wand and cried "EXPECTO PATRONUM!" and a brilliant white stag leaped out of his wand.
To his left he saw Robert do the same and out of his wand came an animal he only had seen in his textbook. A Griffin.
The Dementors swooped away defeated by the patronuses. Harry breathed a sigh of relief. A camera flashed on him and Robert. "The daily prophet sir. Kindly tell me your names."
"None of your business sir" Robert said pulling Harry to Gringotts with him.
Robert approached a goblin and said, "I and Harry Potter want an audience with Ragnok."
"Yes sir, wait a minute" he tapped and spoke into a globe on his desk. After a few seconds it glowed green and the goblin led him to an office where an old goblin was sitting on a desk.
"Robert and ah! Mr. Potter. How can I help you?"
"Ragnok, Harry is here to assume his mantel as lord potter."
"Mr. Potter, do you wish that lord Merlin, Robert Anderson sees you taking the lord ring?" Ragnok questioned.
"Yes Mr. Ragnok. I would like that Robert sees this ceremony. And please call me Harry."
Saying so, Ragnok went outside. Robert took out a mirror and tapped it and said "Albus Dumbledore". A moment later the face of Albus Dumbledore appeared and Robert told him about the Dementors. Dumbledore nodded and told that he would handle the situation.
Just then another Goblin rushed in with a letter for Harry from the ministry of magic.
We have received intelligence that you performed the Patronous charm at 52 minutes past 2 this afternoon at Diagon Alley. This is a breach of restrictions on performing underage magic section 17 article 9 for which you have received warnings earlier.
This breach has resulted in your expulsion from Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry. Ministry representatives will be visiting you shortly in order to destroy your wand.
As you have already received a warning previously, we regret to inform you that you will be required for a disciplinary hearing at the Ministry of magic on 10 July at 11am.
Improper use of magic office
Ministry of magic
Robert took the letter from Harry and read it. He smirked and said "Well… Fudge has dug his own grave". Harry stared at him in horror. "You are smiling! I am just expelled from Hogwarts! And my wand is going to be snapped!"
Robert shook his head and said "No Harry. It won't happen. You just saved a lot of people from a fate worse than death. Now two things can happen. Either fudge admits that he ordered the attack or tells the world that Voldemort is back. But yes, we have to hurry a bit. Please tell Ragnok to hurry and tell him to keep a cart ready to the Potter Vault." He added to the Goblin who had brought the letter. Just then Roberts mirror flashed and Dumbledore told him to tell harry not to hand over his wand and added that he won't be expelled from Hogwarts.
Ragnok hurried into the room with a box. He took a ring out of the box and handed it to Harry saying, "After wearing that ring say… I Harry James Potter hereby assume the role of lord potter and pledge to uphold the honour of the most ancient and Nobel House of Potter. I have sworn so mote be it."
Harry did as instructed and a brilliant golden light emerged from the wand and went into Harry.
"Congratulations Harry. You are the new Lord Potter." Ragnok said.
"Harry, now we should visit your vault. You would need to take a few things from there." Robert added.
After a wild cart ride, they arrived at the Potter vault. A Goblin instructed Harry to place his hand there and will it to open.
The sight that he saw next nearly blinded him. There were Galleon piles as high as the ceiling of the vault. With it there were several weapons, trunks, armors, and other objects. Seeing all this Harry was flabbergasted.
"Harry, give me permission to enter the vault. Remember that we are in a hurry." Robert said pulling him out of a trance.
"I Harry James Potter give Robert Anderson the permission to enter my vault."
Stepping in Robert pulled him towards a trunk and told him to open it. In the trunks there were a number of wands laid with the names of their owners. "These are the wands of your ancestors. Take two of them." Harry followed knowing that they were running out of time and he had to return to privet drive by 10. Robert further pulled him to a section of daggers and told him to take one. Next he pulled him to a wardrobe which was filled with robes of myriad colours with a logo on all. "That is the potter crest. Take two robes you like. Don't worry about the fitting. They are charmed to fit the wearer." Harry took two robes, one black and one dark blue. "Now the main thing. See that book." Robert said pointing to a book. "Take it and let's go back." Harry had followed everything Robert told him. Back in the cart Harry questioned him "How did you know where everything was in my vault?"
"It always turns out to be that the ancient families have a certain order of placing things. Having visited two similar vaults before, I know it." Harry remembered that Robert was Lord Merlin and heir of Andersons.
"Where now?" Harry asked Robert. "To your ancestral home, potter mansion. That book is a portkey and it will take us there. But the portkey may not work here at Gringotts."
"We are doing all this but what if the ministry snaps my wand and expel me from Hogwarts. It will lead to problems" Harry asked worriedly.
"Don't be a worry rat. If they come to destroy your wand, which is not likely, you should just refuse. If things still don't go your way, hand one of the two wands we just took. There is no way to determine that they are not yours. Don't give away the phoenix wand." Robert said winking his left eye and Harry nodded.
When they reached back to the main hall, another goblin came to harry carrying another letter.
Dear Mr. Potter,
Further to our letter of approximately twenty minutes ago, the Ministry of Magic has revised its decision to destroy your wand forthwith. You may retain your wand until your disciplinary hearing on 10th July, at which time an official decision will be taken.
Following discussions with the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Ministry has agreed that the question of your expulsion will also be decided at that time. You should therefore consider yourself suspended from school pending further inquiries.
With best wishes,
Harry let out a sigh of relief. Robert was right. Harry gave the letter to Robert and after he read the letter, he awarded harry with a told you so look. "Since we don't have any immediate need to run, let's meet Ragnok before we leave."
When they went back to the Ragnok's office, he offered them a seat and asked harry if he wanted to see his assets. Harry nodded and Ragnok handed him a thick parchment role. He nearly had a stroke seeing the list was longer than him. "I-I own so much?" he asked no one in particular.
Ragnok chuckled and said, "These are the list of companies and businesses you own a huge share in that is more than 20%. This is where most of the profit comes from. You still have to see the list of properties you own and your Gringotts file." Harry stared at Ragnok in disbelief.
"I told you that the five main families own most of the wizarding world together. You should at least read the names of the companies." Harry saw plenty of familiar names like Flourish and Boults (41%), Odgen's fire whiskey(45%), Nimbus Brooms(25%), Three broomsticks(30%), Grunnings(65%). His heart leapt to his throat. He thought 'I am the major shareholder of the company my uncle works in… awesome.'
"Which company did you see on the list that you are so elated?" Robert asked curiously. "My company my uncle works in. Knowing this he won't bully me." Harry replied and saw that Robert had a file in his hand and was scheming through it. Harry cocked an eyebrow at him. "That's my file of profits. I suggest you should employ a Goblin to see after your profits." Taking the advice Harry talked to Ragnok and finally employed Griphook for the task. When all this was over, Robert gave an update to Dumbledore by the mirror. Harry also thanked Dumbledore for saving him from suspension from Hogwarts.
"Now you will go to the potter mansion and you will claim it. Also you will be made to establish blood ward at the mansion. First you must search for the portkey activator word from the book. Then tell the elves to direct you to the fireplace and come to Hogwarts. I will meet you there. And yes, now you can do magic freely but don't go anywhere except the manor and Hogwarts." Robert instructed him. Harry was grateful to have someone experienced in all such matters like vaults and ancestral homes. He had also noted that he had a corpeal patronus like him which was rare for their age.
"You are not coming?" Harry asked Robert. He had started enjoying Robert's company as he enjoyed the company of Ron and Hermione. "No Harry. You first have to claim the place and then invite me to come. If I come with you mostly the wards will throw me out. Only a family member can enter an ancestral house without the wards throwing you out. Ok Harry after establishing the blood wards come to Hogwarts. It's already 4PM. By the time you come back it would be 5 or 5:30 depending on circumstances. Then we need to discuss somethings like the coming school year for you and your friends. Also Sirius wants to spend some time with you. So I will be leaving by 7:30." Harry was happy that he would be able to spend some time with his godfather. He wanted to discuss so much! He wanted to tell him about so many things. He wanted to tell Sirius about his school years, hear about his time at Hogwarts and about his parents. "Harry. GO!" this pulled Harry out of his train of thoughts and he activated the portkey.