Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, nor do I own Fairy Tail. If I did, I would be rolling in the money. Literally, I would withdraw a few hundred thousand in cash, throw it to the ground in my room, and roll around in it.
Zeref looked out from the branches he stood upon at the top of the Great Tree that could be seen for miles in every direction. No matter what may have happened, Harry Potter still loved the freedom of the sky. He stared out at the ocean, and in the distance, the mainland. Something was coming, he knew that for a fact.
Earlier, he had felt something. It felt similar to the time he had held the Prophecy in the Department of Mysteries. But that was impossible. There was no form of Divination here. He had searched while in the lapses of his rage, yet before the sorrow, for all of the magics this land possessed, spurred on by the ambition and lust for power that was left over by Voldemort's Horcrux. Yet this felt incredibly similar.
He shook his head. It didn't matter. There was something on the winds, he could feel it. Soon… yes, soon, everything would change, for him… and perhaps the world.
Harry Potter, Zeref the Dark Mage, tilted his head back, eyes closed in bliss, as the feeling of the sun on his face and wind in his hair reminded him of times long lost, times spent in flight, leaving all worries on the ground behind him, where he could be normal… And now, in similar circumstances, where he could be human…
"There are some newbies here, so we'll explain the rules!" Makarov shouted out, gaining the attention of the quarrelling guild.
Mirajane stepped forward, a smile on her face, "Within a preliminary period of one week, you eight are to choose one partner!"
"Partner! That means this'll be a two-man battle!" Said a busty blonde girl named Lucy Heartfilia. "It'll also test partners bonds."
Erza stepped forward, her face carefully blank. "There are two rules to partner selection! First! The partner must be a member of Fairy Tail! Second! The partner cannot be an S-class mage!"
"Which means that Erza, Mirajane and Gildarts cannot be requested." Pantherlily remarked.
"Yeah, having Erza-san on your team would make you too powerful!" Wendy exclaimed with a childish smile on her face.
Makarov once again took centre stage, his arms crossed over his chest. "The details of the exam will be revealed to you once you reach Tenrou Island, but this time, Erza will be trying to block you." He stated, a serious look upon his normally jovial face.
"I'll also be playing troublemaker this time!" Mira stated, her hand raised in the air and a smile on her face.
"Y-You mean that no one will be able to become S-class unless they defeat Erza-san and Mira-san?!" Lucy exclaimed, her eyes bugging out.
"I'm sure they won't be going all out." A rotund man mumbled out unsurely.
"Now do you understand how dangerous this is?!" A young man with seemingly greased black hair cried out.
"Enough whining!" Gildarts barked out, his stance loosening as he leaned forward. "This is a path that all S-class mages have gone down, and a path that they must continue to take!"
"Wait…Gildarts is joining in?!" Natsu yelled out excitedly, before getting socked in the face.
"Idiot! Don't sound so excited." Gray yelled out in disbelief.
Makarov continued speaking, his serious look never retreating. "The chosen eight will take their partners with them, and gather at Hargeon port one week from now. That is all!" He declared as the crowd dispersed and the S-class mages joined the people below the stage.
A short period of time later, Lucy, Natsu, Wendy, Gray, Juvia, Lisanna and Elfman were gathered around a table, discussing the soon to be upon them S-class exams.
"Looks like this year's going to be really tough as well." Gray said, his head dipped in thought.
"I'm surprised you all are first time challengers! " Lucy said, tilting her head slightly to look at him.
"I'm really burning now! I'm definitely gonna become S-class!" Three guesses as to who said this.
"Oh yeah, has everyone chosen a partner yet?" Lucy asked, a curious expression on her face.
"I'm definitely going with Happy!" Natsu cried, his hands pointed towards the ceiling clenched in fists.
"Aye!" The diminutive blue cat exclaimed, position imitating Natsu.
"Happy? That's not fair! If the Trial turns out to be a race, than you can just fly and win with no competition!" Elfman exclaimed.
Gray just smirked. "I don't mind. You'll be in trouble when it comes to fighting." He said condescendingly.
"Mmmmmooouuuuu, don't be mean Gray!" Happy said in his childish voice. He then got up on the table and pumped his fist into the air. "I'M GONNA MAKE NATSU S-RANK NO MATTER WHAT!"
"I know you guys are my allies, but this is one thing I can't back down on!" Natsu said, his arms crossed and a determined look on his face.
"What's up with that look?" Gray asked disinterestedly, "You look constipated."
Natsu twitched, before screaming "AND WHAT WOULD YOU KNOW, POPSICLE!" Suddenly, he turned and began to run towards the Guilds doors. "I CAN'T STAY HERE ANY LONGER! TRAINING TIME!"
"AYE SIR!" A certain blue cat with wings cried out as he flew off after him.
"Natsu thinks he'll meet Igneel if he becomes an S-ranked mage. He's got twice the passion of a normal person in regards to this exam." Lisanna said with a small smile on her face.
"Oh…" Lucy said, now understanding the extreme mood of the normally excitable boy, "Do your best Natsu!" She called out to his barely visible form through the doors.
"Uhm, Juvia would like to forfeit the exam." Juvia mumbled, barely heard by anyone with her head tilted down.
"What?! Why?!" Wendy exclaimed in shock.
"Because Juvia wants to be …'s partener." She mumbled.
"What?" Gray asked her, unable to hear what she had said.
"She wants to be your partner." Lucy said slyly, leaning closer to Gray.
"I knew it! You want him too Lucy!" Juvia said with menace, glaring at the buxom blonde.
"No, I don't…" Lucy muttered in despair.
"Sorry, but I've already decided on my partner." Gary said as a handsome man with spiky orange hair appeared beside him.
"Long time no see, everyone." Loki said, dressed in his immaculate suit and a smirk on his face.
"Loki!" Elfman exclaimed in shock.
"We made a promise last year." Gray drawled smugly.
"Sorry Lucy, but I'll have to cancel our agreement during the Exam." He said to the shocked girl. " And don't worry, I've used my own magic to form the gate, so I won't have to use yours."
"Just how selfish of a spirit are you…" spoke the still shocked girl, upset that she wouldn't be able to call upon one of her strongest spirits.
"But how will you pass for a member of the guild?" Elfman questioned, as Loki began to undo his tie, then unbuttoning his shirt and taking it off enough to show off his back, where the Fairy Tail Guild Mark.
"I'm still a Fairy Tail mage." He said as he began putting his clothes back on. "On the pride of the Guild, I will make Gray an S-class mage."
"I'm counting on you." Gray said, making eye contact with Loki.
"Leave it to me." The Lion spirit smirked.
"Since when have you two been all buddy-buddy?" Asked a still upset Lucy.
"So, this means you'll have to fight me seriously." Gray said turning to Juvia, looking her in the eye. "Let's have a heated battle for once."
'Heated?" Juvia's eyes widened as images of her and Gray in very intimate positions flew through her mind's eye. A blush suffused her cheeks as she got lost in her fantasies.
"I'll team up with Juvia." Lisanna said with a smile as she stood.
"Are you serious Lisanna!" Elfman exclaimed. He had just gotten her back after thinking she had been dead for two years, he didn't want her to get hurt in such a dangerous Exam.
"I was good friends with Juvia back in Edolas. And this Juvia… She's cute!" Lisanna stated with a playful smile on her face.
"Lisanna-san…" Juvia trailed off as she stared at her newest friend.
"It's decided!" Lisanna cried joyfully as she grabbed Juvia's hands.
"Could she be after Gray-sama too?" Juvia asked with a distrustful stare.
"Just how warped are you?!" Lucy shouted at the blue-haired woman.
"Hold on a second Lisanna, who'll be my partner then?!"
"Oh? But there's someone who's been giving you a heated stare all night!"
A beautiful brunette woman sat at the bar, sending heated glares around the room while nursing the drink in her hand.
"It seems she's miffed at Fried choosing Bixlow for his partner."
"Evergreen…" Elfman trailed off. Heated? It looks like she's trying to turn me to stone! He stood up, and began walking toward her. Well, he might as well at least try…
"Levy! Our Levy, an S-Class mage! Oh, it's unbelievable! So, I'm going to be your partner right?" Jet proclaimed.
"What? No way! I'm going to be her partner!"
"My magic is faster!"
"My magic is more combat-orientated!"
"Bull, you're just after Levy!"
"Who's after Levy?!"
As they continued to argue back and forth, the small blue-haired girl grew more and more visibly depressed.
"If you really want to be an S-Class mage, then I'll lend a hand." A deep voice said from behind her, prompting her to turn around, a blush on her face.
"Gajeel!" She exclaimed.
"I'll blow away any guy you don't like during the exams." He stated with a confident smirk on his face.
"My… body is small and I've got no redeeming features, so I might lose quickly." She said with a despondent tone, before letting out a small squeak of surprise as she was lifted from the floor.
"How is saying weak stuff like that before it even starts going to help you?"
"AAH…No, put me down!" She squealed at him, futilely shaking her arms and legs in an effort to get him to release her. He turned her around so that she was facing him.
"I'll make you big." He stated, looking her in the eye. She stopped her struggling and looked back at him, a blush suffused upon her features, as she nodded.
"What's wrong Carla? You've been really quiet ever since the Exams were announced." Wendy asked, concerned for her first friend.
"I just have a really bad feeling about this…Exam." The feline said contemplatively, "You absolutely cannot get involved, okay?" She said, turning towards the blue-haired girl.
"There's no=one who would make me their partner, it's okay." Wendy assured the white cat.
"Are you sure about that, Sky Goddess?" A male voice came unexpectedly from the darkness.
"I am Mest… Former disciple of Mystogan."
"Uwaah! Snow! So it snows in Magnolia too…" Lucy said as she walked home.
"Pun-pun!" A small snowman-looking-thing sounded as it turned towards an alley.
"Hmm?" Lucy sounded as she turned to see what Plue was staring at.
"WHERE THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU'RE FAINTING!" She screamed as she saw Cana passed out in the snow with bottles of booze surrounding her.
A little while later, in Lucy's apartment, Cana was bundled up in a blanket, with Lucy sitting on the floor.
"Thanks for that, you're a life saver!" Cana said as she smiled at Lucy.
"Geeze, you've been acting really weird lately Cana." Lucy stated as she stared at her friend.
"Haven't you already heard from Mira? It's like S-Class Exam blues…"
"Does this have anything to do with why you were saying you wanted to quit the guild?"
Cana stared off into space for a few minutes, before answering. "This is my fifth attempt. I've failed four times already. I'm a disappointing mage."
"What?! Who cares how many times you've failed?"
"I'm the only one who's failed four times. So I'm making this my last time. If I fail again, I'm leaving Fairy Tail."
"Whoa! Why so obsessed with S-Class?"
"BECAUSE I HAVE TO BECOME ONE! If I don't, then I have no right to meet that person…"
Lucy was shocked, her features slack. She'd never seen Cana like this before.
"I…" And Cana began to speak. And Lucy's shock grew. After she was done, there was silence in the apartment. She shook her head. "And that's the story. If I don't become S-Class this time, I'll leave the guild. I've already decided on it."
'THEN I'LL BE YOUR PARTNER CANA!" Lucy screamed, tears in her eyes, "I REFUSE TO LET YOU LEAVE THE GUILD. I'LL MAKE YOU INTO AN S-CLASS MAGE!"
Cana had a shocked look on her face, staring at Lucy as she said this. "Lucy…
The next day, the group containing the current S-class mages, the Master, and the participants and their partners all boarded the ferry, all expecting a challenge, none expecting exactly what would happen.
AN- So, not very Harry!centric, and probably won't be for a while. I've watched six more episodes passed this, and he's only shown in short clips, so most likely I'll main expand on the plot of the Tenroujima Arc. Sorry.
Anyway, as you know, I like keeping the polls, just because so here's the pairing poll
Just Ultear- 8
And now, the time you've all been waiting for, the Exceed Poll!
Now, because there was a tie, I flipped a coin… and the winner…is… DOBBY! SO, his extra special super cool power shall be teleportation, of himself and other things as well. I love that little elf.
Remember, review, or I'll set Exceed!Dobby on you! And you don't want that! MWAHAHAHAHA!
So, until next time, Ciao.