Hey, well here is a new story. It is a Harry Potter fic, and not crossed with anything. I think I have written enough of those for awhile.
I have been thinking about writing something like this for some time now, and I can only hope that I'm not intentionally copying someone else's work. I have read a whole lot of Harry Potter fics and they all start to blend together with my own ideas, and I am not sure if what I'm writing is actually my ideas or not. But in any case, I am apologizing now before I get any angry comments. But hopefully it is all mine except
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter or anything in the Harry Potter world, that belong to J. K. Rowling.
Summary: As the title says Harry is going to be teaching the DADA class at Hogwarts. He is in the beginning of the story in his 7th year at Hogwarts. Because of Hermione and Ron getting together Harry started to focus on his school work, and it worked better than he realized, and were given the post as defense against dark arts teaching position. And as will be apparent in this chapter Ginny and Harry is together. Voldemort is still alive, and will make an appearance soon. Things will happen, and we'll get to see some hidden powers, the book I introduced in the first chapter will be important for the story.
Harry had started to focus on schoolwork. He had actually gotten straight A's in muggle school before coming to Hogwarts, but then he met Ron and reading became less fun, and he had wanted friends, so he had given that up. But now things had changed. Ron and Hermione had finally gotten together and that left Harry with much free time. He knew that they didn't mean to leave him all alone; they were a new couple, and he didn't really worry about it all that much. It gave him time to study, and his grades were better. He was getting O's, and he was happy with that. It would have pleased anyone, and he knew that if Hermione had been aware of it, she too would be pleased and proud of him.
He was in the Room of Requirement when they came through the doors. Harry quickly hid the book he was reading and looked up at them.
"Hey guys, what's up?" he asked.
"Harry, we need to talk," Hermione said. "We're worried about you."
"Why?" he slowly asked, a bit confused.
"Well, all you've been doing lately is read, and we guess that it isn't all your fault. We have been caught up with each other since this summer, and we feel like we have left you out in the cold, and what I'm trying to say is that we're sorry, and we'll try to make time for you too," she finished. She actually looked a bit sad.
"Don't worry!" Harry said, smiling. "The reading part is actually a good thing, which I have been thinking about for some time. I'm actually getting O's now." He could see that Hermione was surprised by that news. "And you have a right to be caught up in your lives; you're a new couple, and you need to have some new couple time. You can't let me get in the way. I don't want to get in the way, and I do have other friends at Hogwarts that I could talk to if I wanted to," Harry finished.
He saw that Ron was looking at the book he had tried to hide under some sheets on the table. 'Okay Harry, act cool,' he thought, seeing Ron – whom was currently lying on the sofa beside him – reaching towards the book.
"Hey, what's this?" Ron asked, picking up the book. He opened it and quickly closed it, his face turning red.
"What?" Hermione said, taking the book, but Harry acted quickly and took the book from her.
"I don't think you should look at that," Harry said, giving her a small, uncertain smile.
Hermione turned her head and read: "Ways to please men," and her face also turned slightly red. "Oh."
"Wh, Wh, Why do you have such a book Harry," Ron asked, stumbling over the words.
"Because it's fascinating," Harry said, smiling. Okay, that was the truth, but what Ron and Hermione were seeing was the glamour charm and not the actual book.
He saw that Ron was totally dumbstruck, and Hermione were looking for words to say.
"Well, …, that's great, I mean," Hermione tried but went silent.
And Harry laughed.
"Merlin, you should see your faces!" Harry said.
"What?" they both said.
"There is a glamour charm on the book. I haven't been able to remove it, and that's why I'm here reading it and not up in the tower; people tend to have the wrong idea when seeing it. I honestly can't see why," Harry smiled.
"What do you mean 'a glamour charm?'" Hermione said, looking interested.
"This book was written by Salazar Slytherin, and he wanted to make sure that only "the right people" could read it, and wrote it in Parseltongue. Godric Gryffindor placed a charm on the book, with some rather graphic pictures of them together from what I can understand, and only the ones with the ability to speak Parseltongue may read it," Harry finished.
"You mean you can't see the glamour?" It came from Ron who was still a bit pink.
"No. I can try to imagine it, but no, I can't," Harry said. "But it's nice to know where you two stand."
"Harry, you caught us off-guard. Of course there's nothing wrong in it, but…" She let the words hang in the air.
"Well, you have obviously not noticed, but there is one person who has been hanging around with me a lot lately," he stopped there.
"Who?" they both asked.
"That's for me to know and for you to wonder about," Harry smiled.
"Aw, come one Harry!" Ron said.
Honestly Harry didn't want to tell them, or rather he didn't want to tell Ron, because the person was Ginny, and he didn't know how Ron would handle it. It seemed like Hermione might have an idea, but she didn't say anything about it.
"Ron, let Harry have his secrets. We haven't been the best of friends lately, and he'll tell us when he wants to," she said and smiled.
The next day he was called to the Headmasters office, where his teachers including the Headmaster were waiting for him.
"Am I interrupting something?" Harry asked, unsure if he was too early.
"No, please come in, Harry. Sit," The Headmaster said, holding his hand out towards a chair.
Harry sat down trying to figure out what was going on. He wasn't sure if all his teachers being in the room was a good thing or a bad thing.
"Harry, your teachers have told me of your recent progress in their classes," the Headmaster began.
"Well, I have been studying a lot more lately, so I would hope someone was noticing," Harry said, giving the Headmaster a small, unsure smile.
"Yes, they have," the Headmaster smiled back. "In fact they all believe that you are ready to take the N.E.W.T.s." The Headmaster sat back in his chair, waiting for his replay.
Harry could only stare at the teachers currently positioned around him, and none of them seemed to argue with what the Headmaster just told him. Harry was dumbstruck; he didn't know what to say. What could one say to that?
"I don't know what to say... All of them agreed?" Harry asked. 'Even Snape?' he wondered.
"Yes, all of them agree," and the Headmaster continued smiling. "I believe that the smartest thing for you to do is to perhaps take the N.E.W.T.s, of course it is in the end up to you whether you feel like you can take them, and if you want to."
Wow, Harry really didn't know what to say.
"Say that I was to hypothetically take the N.E.W.T.s, what would happen to me after?" Harry replied, grimacing a bit. Okay, he was of age, but if the Headmaster was planning to send him back to the Dursley's, he could forget about it. Then, he'd rather stay at Hogwarts as a student and take the N.E.W.T.s with them.
"Well, as you might have notice we are in need of a defense teacher, and would hope that you would choose to stay at Hogwarts to teach the class," the Headmaster sat there in his chair, looking serious, still smiling, but the man was serious! He wanted Harry to teach a class at Hogwarts!
"…" Harry did not know what to replay to that, he just sat there looking at the Headmaster with big eyes, his mouth half open.
Hopefully you liked it, I have figured that in order to really be able to write you have to have a good idea, and well I have one now.
Please tell me what you think?