Title: Harry: The Founder of the Slytherin Family
Warnings: Mild language; NO slash
Summary so far: Harry ends up back in the founders time and meets Godric Gryffindor, who is (hopefully) to be wedded to Helga Hufflepuff soon. After leading Godric through the forest, he leaves him at the entrance to his (hopefully) future wife. Harry – Salazar – ends up running into an odd person at a bookstore – One Rowan Claw.
I am so sorry for not updating for almost half a year! *Begs on the ground* Please don't kill me? Again?
I went through and did a fairly major rewrite to the first chapter, most notably changing it so Voldemort is still around and we are in Harry's sixth year of Hogwarts.
Hey, thanks to all of you reading this! Important Author notes are at the bottom, please read for some info and a little extra fun.
Nothing belongs to me-the characters and setting belong to JK Rowling. The plot was inspired by H is for Hufflepuff, but the plot was mine until I posted it on fan fiction. Apparently, if I write a story about my soul and post it there, they own it. I must remember to never do this.
Sorry, little lemon lovers. No yaoi, slash, or even any sex scenes at all. This story is pure, heterosexual pairings. Not that I have anything against the other way. I needed something I could show my family to read. Safely. Besides, slash does not work out the way I want it here-traditional relationships do.
Hmm…what else…please feel free to leave reviews. Please review, actually. Flames are not as welcome, but as they are fairly amusing (really, read some sometime; hilarious) and as such will not leave the mark you might hope it would. If you leave a named review rather than cowardly flame without logging in, I can help offer advice on your insults, hurtful/needless criticisms, and grammar. If it is a polite message telling me where I screwed up, I will pay heed and endeavor to fix the problem. If it is complimentary words, I will write more, and quicker as well. Thank you!
***Harry: The Founder of the Slytherin Family***
~Chapter 7: Preceded by Prophecies~
Salazar smiled at the raven-haired man. "It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Rowan Claw. I thank you for your help."
The man – Rowan – relaxed. Salazar noted that he had tensed up sometime without his noticing. "Not at all. After all, you will be purchasing the book and lending it to me…correct?" He smirked at Salazar, knowing he could not refuse.
Salazar smirked back. "Of course. In order to allow you to borrow it, however, we must find it first." His smirk spread into a sheepish smile. "Err…is there any way I can help you look for it?"
Rowan rolled his eyes. "I believe the book we are looking for has a bright green or blue cover, and about," he measured out about 2 inches with slender fingers, "this thick." Salazar winced slightly. "It has bronze edgings." Salazar let out another smaller wince as Rowan smirked. "If you see something resembling that, call me over. Of course, I may be recalling a different book and it may appear in others, but this one should be correct."
Salazar sighed. "Why do I get the feeling you have wanted this book for a while?"
Rowan rolled his eyes and gestured for Salazar to start looking. "Because you seem to be an intelligent man. Don't worry, it holds the info we are after."
Salazar snorted and began scanning the shelves. "Right…at least I know you have an impressive memory now. I know not to ever underestimate a bookworm…" He shuddered as he began going through stacks of books. "My friend, who I can no longer get in contact with…" Salazar's voice fell and became sad before regaining its strength, the truth of his last words not fully sinking in but making the situation slightly more real to him, "Was a voracious reader and one of the best magic-users I have known." Salazar shuddered as he remembered all of what she had been able to do. The birds she had set on Ron were not the most of what she was capable of, and she had no problem displaying her knowledge when Harry underestimated her.
Salazar suddenly paused and smacked his head. "Ac- No, wait, that would cause a mess… Point me that book." Rowan turned and raise an eye in disbelief, and the other joined it in incredulity as Salazar's wand actually started turning, and pointed at the other side of the bookstore. Smirking, Salazar followed his wands directions to a rather large tome, colored the same green as his eyes when they lit up – Avada Kedavra green. Carefully levitating the books on top of it so he could remove it from the pile, he gently pulled the book out and let the books come to a soft rest on top of it.
Salazar turned to Rowan, eyes burning, practically throwing out a triumphant killing curse green. "Is this it?"
Rowan gave a small gasp, and then tried to shake her head unnoticeably…which looked more like a dog trying to dry wet fur. "Well…I'm surprised that worked. Honestly, point me 'that book'? I've never heard of the spell before," Salazar grimaced, "But I didn't think that many spells would work if they were that vague…perhaps magic just likes you."
Salazar actually paused on his way back to Rowan. "Hmm…that would explain quite a bit…if magic were actually sentient. I just think I have inordinately good luck to balance out all the shi- erm, all the crud that happens in my life." He was grimacing again when he handed the book over.
The other man rolled his eyes and accepted the book from him, and began scanning the pages. "Honestly, you need to stop grimacing before your face gets stuck that way and you frighten off everybody you meet." He paused in his page scanning, eyes rapidly going from left to right and back again, and smiled. "This is the right one."
Salazar let out a sigh of relief. "Well, that's good. Do you have any idea how much it costs?"
Rowan pursed his lips as he gauged the book. "Almost a two galleons," he admitted, wincing.
Salazar just sighed. "You are going to help me learn this in repayment, you realize." He turned and headed towards the front of the store, to what he assumed was the ancient equivalent of a cash register.
He heard a sigh of relief come from behind him as Rowan dashed up beside him. "I suppose. You may as well come over to my house for dinner tonight." On seeing Salazar's face, he almost backtracked. "As long as you have nothing else going on, that is."
Salazar let out a smile. "I don't, actually. I'm just impressed you would invite me over without knowing me for more than ten minutes."
Rowan shrugged as she handed the book to the clerk. "My mother wants to meet you."
"1 galleon, 13 sickles, 4 knuts please," the small clerk interjected.
Salazar sighed and drew out two galleons from his purse before a thought struck him. "Hang on- your mother wants to meet me? She's never seen me, and probably doesn't even know I exist!" He frowned at the clerk. "Change, please."
The man grumbled, but passed back several sickles and a few knuts. Rowan nodded at him and turned to leave. Salazar shrugged and followed him. "Trust me; my mother knows you exist. She told me to invite you over for dinner when I met you."
Salazar frowned, but followed Rowan as she began walking to a different part of town, keeping a careful eye on his surroundings and holding onto his new book tightly. "Are you sure you have the right person?"
Rowan stopped, and Salazar drew up beside her. "I know I do. She told me clearly, and I quote:
'The one who speaks to snakes and humans,
, Yet cannot speak our language.
The one who faced and defied death,
, And carries it in his eyes.
The one who is favored by magic,
, Yet cursed and blessed by fate.
The one who came from futures far,
, And lives to make the future past.
The one who shreds time to pieces,
, Yet pulls it all together.
The one who shall gather three friends to trust,
, And several more to teach.
The one who builds and prepares to teach,
, Yet was a student moments ago.
The one with the power the dark lord knows not,
, And will soon discover it himself.'
Then she smiled at me and told me to, 'Invite that one over for dinner, dear. You'll run into him today at the store.'" Rowan shrugged. "When she gets into one of her odd little moods, you listen…or else."
Salazar groaned as they began walking again. "Bloody seers…always interfering with my life. Your mother is a seer, right?" He asked to Rowan.
Rowan shrugged. "I suppose so. It's not something we bandy about lightly. You've obviously come into contact with one before; what happened?"
Salazar measured up his new acquaintance. Perhaps it was his resemblance to Hermione –rather odd that- but he seemed like someone that he could trust. It was not as if it really mattered whether he told him or not. No Voldemort would be around to hear it. "A Prophecy said that I would have the power to defeat a dark lord, a power he knows not, so he killed my parents and tried to kill me as a baby." He sighed and looked up at the cloudy sky. "He was temporarily banished when his spell backfired. I was sent to my relatives who rather despised me." At his new companion's worried look, he tried to reassure him without mentioning Hogwarts. "I made several friends that helped rescue me."
The worried look disappeared. "That's good. Are you alright?"
Salazar shrugged. "In what sense?"
Rowan rolled his eyes. "Emotionally from leaving them behind, your situation now, whatever."
Salazar noted that the subconscious translation charm –if that's what it was– had started translating ancient words into more modern ones. "Emotionally, I'm fine. They didn't do much but force me to do all the work like an unfed servant, and my friends helped fix that. Right now though…I've been torn away from my friends and my home, and I doubt they even know."
Rowan's brow furrowed. "How can they not know?"
Salazar sighed, something in him telling him to tell the other man, who he felt was unfairly attractive for being a guy. "I've not only been torn from my home country, as you probably already guessed from the language barrier, but from my time as well."
"The one who shreds time to pieces…" Rowan whispered.
Salazar gave a grim nod. "Yep. And that is all I will say for now. Needless to say, I no longer have a place to stay."
Rowan groaned. "I think my mother predicted that as well. She said to offer you a place to stay, but really? Dinner is one thing. A man sleeping over is a completely different matter." The man turned to Salazar as they stopped in front of a door. "You can convince me to let you stay over dinner."
Mouth gaping, Salazar watched her knock on the door. Really, what kind of person had he run into?
Eh-he-he….sorry? It's been a while…hopefully not as long as last time. I had been hit by a writer's block last winter, which not only blocked up my writing, but let me fail my writing class. Not one semester into college and I'm already screwing up.
I went back and totally changed(okay, just changed a lot, not totally) chapter one. I had quite a few plot holes that were left open, and I found a solution that tied them all up neatly. Of course, I had to rewrite the first chapter. Before, Harry was 18 and already defeated Voldemort. Now, he's sixteen and Voldemort is still at large. The only thing different from cannon is that Harry and Snape can…coexist… and he was taught occlumency and dueling.
Question and answer time! Last time, I asked: Will Harry ever be friends with a Malfoy?
The answer? Yes. In the first chapter (which needs to be reread, sorry) I made a reference to who Draco Malfoy dressed up as. One of his Malfoy ancestor's who were among the few Salazar called friends.
Who Are You What Do You Want was the first one right…mostly…and they neglected to state a house. Now what do I do? Shall I give 2 points to every house, or 1 to every house and 5 to the next person who gets it right? …sigh.
Who Are You What Do You Want – 2 points to ALL! (I don't think they'll fight all the time…but then again, haven't even created the Malfoy character yet. What do I know?)
Yashida – 5 points to SLYTHERIN! (Perfect answer! I just cannot make long chapters in this story…they are half the length of my AC chapters.)
Gasp – My first bad review! Anonymous, of course. However, it was not bad, just criticism. They may have even had a point. It was a little sloppy, wasn't it? I'll keep that in mind, but try to point out a few things next time so I can correct them.
JoStone – 1 point to ALL! (Not exactly an answer, but you had the right idea, and thank you. Have a blessed day.)
Wandless Wizard – 2 points to GRYFFINDOR! (Thanks. This will not be abandoned, either.)
Kingsdaughter613 – 3 points to RAVENCLAW! (Wow…I really needed to know all that. Thanks to my favorite reviewer. I forgot the Malfoy's came from France….crap…maybe it will be a rebel Malfoy? Aww, really? I thought Merlin was later…oh well. I loved the line, so I might keep it in anyways. I was thinking of castles…and those came after/during 11th century….right? Well, you get bonus points, in any case.)
Khelc-sul Renai – 2 points to HUFFLEPUFF! (I know! Cheer on your houses! Is Rowan still interesting? He comes with a twist as well!)
Nat – 2 points to RAVENCLAW! (I feel like the Sorting hat, shouting that out every time… You caught it.)
Hivedragon – 2 points to HUFFLEPUFF! (I'm impressed. See you next review!)
(Olaf74 – Why thank you.)
Tall Tails – Feline Jaye – 2 points to SLYTHERIN! (Haha, correct! You caught me…)
Here's2tommorrow – Wow….really? *blushes faintly* You have 663 favorites (and my cruddy IE is refusing to let me view them) and you print out this? I'm shocked and incredibly flattered.
Elizabeth. – 2 points to RAVENCLAW! (Eh…thourough analysis, but not quite what I was looking for. Still, good job!)
Minawa – 2 points to RAVECLAW!
SofiaDragon – 2 points to HUFFLEPUFF! (Ouch…keep up the good work. If I ever meet you in real life, remind me to pair up with you. LOL.)
StarEyed2 – 2 points to SLYTHERIN! (It feels like it's going fast to me…maybe because of the chapter length?)
Sanna Slytherin – 1 point to ALL! (Not the best reasoning, and not the best answer, but I still like it.)
RemmyBlack – 2 points to SLYTHERIN! (That's right. I also awarded 5 points to the second reviewer this time because a) the first reviewer messed up and did not leave a house and b) they gave the perfect answer complete with quotes.)
Syrena Li – 2 points to SLYTHERIN! (Stubborn is Harry's - err, Salazar's - middle name!)
Honugirl123 – 2 points to SLYTHERIN! (You did remember correctly)
Dreamers0rule0the0earth – 2 points to SLYTHERIN! (Here's the update!...a little late though.)
CharmedMilliE – 1 point to ALL!
Kiku127 – 2 points to RAVENCLAW! (Thanks.)
Huntington's - …yes, it was. I wince when I reread that. I just fixed it in my latest update. It is much more verbose now, with an elaborate description much more fitting to be read.
Abyssal Apsu – 2 points to Slytherin.
Ethorin – 2 points to SLYTHERIN!
Ember. – 2 points to SLYTHERIN! (That's how I spell fate…)
Which leads to a total of:
And Slytherin breaks the 100 line! Impressive work! You are definitely the ambitious lot.
I must say, though, I got some of the best answers (though the best was a Slytherin) from Ravenclaw.
I heard some nice cheering in the Hufflepuff section! Work it!
Gryffindor…Godric is disappointed in you. Almost a fourth of Slytherin…have you been attending Snape's potions lessons and had points taken away?
Well, time for a new question. Oh Merlin, I am horrible at making these up. I accept suggestions.
Will I see any Snape's in this (aside from Severus)? Why? Who might I see that is related (in my mind at least) to the Snapes?
3 part question, worth 1 point each. The first person right gets 2 points for each part, + 1 extra. The last part is not a guarantee…so, even if you get the last part wrong, you still get your 2 or 5 points.
Words: 1,537 without the author's notes
2,857 with author's notes
Original update: January 29, 2012
Edited: January 29, 2012