|Learning and Teaching 3
Author: FyreFlyODoom PM
With two of the four heirs found, how will Harry and the others find the last two? !HarrySeverus slash! An orginal male character is introduced in this segment of the series, I hope this doesn't upset anyone.Rated: Fiction M - English - Adventure/Romance - Harry P. & Severus S. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,202 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 10-19-05 - Published: 08-31-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2560386
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It took them four hours to get Godric to shut up but when he did he was full of ideas about their 'little upstart' as Helga and Salizar had dubbed Voldemort.
"Hmm... well you could just go cut his head off. I find that works pretty good." Godric suggested after a few minutes of thinking about it.
"If we could get close enough to do it I would." Harry told him bluntly.
"Oh... okay... And that one child said something about seeing purple light? Well... the only spells I know that are like that are the soul spells. Ro' would be the one to ask about that. I wish I could be of more help." Godric said as he sat with Salizar and Helga in front of the others on the beach of his little island.
"Um... Sir... Can the people from the mainland see us?" Colin asked as he looked out across the water at the other shore where a few other students were standing chatting.
"Naw, lad. This island is charmed to only be visible to those I want it to be... well those you want it to be now since it's your's. So since you want these people to see it, they can." Godric grinned at him, obviously proud of the latest of decedents of his line.
"Oh... okay." Colin settled back against Graham to smile a little at his many times removed grandfather.
"So, now we need to know who is the heir of Ravenclaw. Well... do we know anyone who has openly said they're related to her?" Salizar asked as he stood to pace.
"No. According to legend the Ravenclaw line died out years ago. But the same was said for the Hufflepuff line." Severus crossed his arms and thought it over almost laughing in his mind at the similarities between Harry and his long ago ancestor. The way that Salizar paced was almost identical to the way Harry did when he was reasoning out something.
"What about the ability to speak to birds? There can't be that many people who have the gift." Colin said as he frowned and thought deeply.
"I don't know if I've ever heard of anyone who can speak to birds... I wish we could put out an ad in the newspaper." Blaise said as he stood and began to pace along side of Salizar.
A few of them laughed at his suggestion and then they all turned their thoughts back to their problem.
"Well... we could start asking around the school. See if anyone knows someone." Neville suggested.
"If we did that Voldemort or Ron's little group would catch wind and try to find them first." Severus told him, in a voice that wasn't unkind.
"Wait a minute... I can almost remember someone telling me that someone could speak to birds... but I can't even remember who or even if they were joking." Harry was startled by memory and tried to think back.
Severus' head perked up. "Do you think you could get the memory with a pensieve?"
Harry thought about it for a moment before shrugging. "I don't know... I can try."
"Let's do it." Salizar said as they all moved towards the boats and then hurried into the school before going down to the dungeons.
In Severus' chambers he drew out his pensieve and set it before Harry, who drew out his wand and put it to his temple. Concentrating, he drew out the long silvery memory and allowed it to drop into the basin. Leaning down, he and Severus watched, while the others stood back giving him some privacy.
There wasn't much of a memory, only a familiar voice speaking. "Ohe, mate! Don't say it's for the birds! They're right smart creatures. Try keeping up with a conversation with a raven sometime!"
And that was it.
"Did you recognize the voice?" Severus asked Harry who shook his head.
"It's too faint. I can only barely understand it. Shit... I was just starting to think that maybe Fate was working with me this time." Harry began to rub his temple.
A knock on the door had them all turning with their hands on their wands before Severus moved and spoke through the door. "Yes?"
"Godfather... Is it safe to come in or is my sense of smell going to be assaulted?" Cros' voice had them all blushing before Severus opened the door on a laughing Cros and Bill.
After getting them in and settled they all were silent for a moment before Cros spoke. "What's so important that you can't speak about in front of me?"
"It's nothing, Cros... We're just trying to figure out a little problem." Severus soothed him with a gentle stroke of his braid.
"Oh... then perhaps I can help. I have a fresh perspective after all." Cros folded his hands politely in his lap and waited.
Looking to Harry, who shrugged, Severus brought the pensieve over and settled it in Cros' lap. "We're trying to place a voice. Maybe you'll have heard it around the school or perhaps you'll recognized it from some memory of Draco's."
"I will try my best." Leaning down, Cros stuck his finger into the liquid memory and frowned as it played for him.
After it had played through, he smiled. "I know that voice. It's Fred Weasley."
Bill stared at him for a moment before leaning down and listening to the memory. "Are you sure? I can't even tell Fred and George apart while looking at them, let alone just listening to this voices."
"You forget, all I have to remember a person by is their voice." Cros told him while holding out the pensieve for Severus to take back and allow Harry to retrieve his memory.
"So, Bill, can Fred talk to birds?" Harry asked after he had put the memory back.
"Not that I know of... but with those two one never knows. Also they were just little things when ever I moved out." Bill told them before deciding to ask. "Why is it important if my brother can talk to birds?"
Harry began explaining and by the end of Bill and Cros' mouths were hanging open in shock.
"So you mean to tell me that the ghosts of the four founders are here and instructing you on how to find the knowledge to defeat Voldemort?" Bill asked as he flopped onto the couch beside Cros.
"That is correct, young one." Salizar said as he, Helga and Godric came through the door they'd been hiding behind.
"Holy blooming shitting scarabs!" Bill cursed as he stared at the three in amazement.
Everyone in the room giggled or laughed at his cursing, including the three who'd caused it.
"I have to say that was one of the most inventive curses I've ever been graced with." Helga laughed into her hand, while Godric and Salizar didn't even try to keep in their chuckles.
"I guess this means we need to take a trip to the Weasley household to see if perhaps we've lucked out and found the one we're searching for." Severus said as he started for the door. "I expect all of the students to be in their proper dorms by the appropriate times while Harry and I go see if Fred Weasley is the one we're searching for."
All of them grumbled, but Cros just smiled. "What about me, Godfather? I'm not a student at this establishment."
"You will be at the start of next term should everything work in our favor, so you're included in that statement. You'll sleep with your brother tonight. Blaise, could you guide him?" Severus told, but there was a smile on his face. Blaise nodded as he and Neville stepped forward to guide the twin of their friend and house-mate.
"If you insist." Cros stood and turned towards where he believed Bill to be. "It has been a pleasure, William... I hope that I get to take you up on the guided tour in Egypt sometime soon."
Severus watched their interaction and almost groaned. Was he going to be losing both of his godsons to the Weasleys?
Bill blushed and nodded before speaking. "I hope you do as well. I've got this one certain one in mind. You'll love it. That magic there has almost a physical presence."
"I look forward to it." Cros turned back to where Blaise and Neville were waiting and allowed them to take his arms to lead him to Draco's room.
Harry and Severus walked with Bill out and they all apperated to the Burrow.
Bill lead the way inside and hugged his mother. "Back already, Mum. With guests."
Molly hugged her son before turning to Harry and hugging him as well. "Hello, dear. And greetings to you too, Severus."
Harry and Severus both nodded at her friendly greeting before politely returning it.
"Welcome, Severus! To what do we owe the visit?" Arthur asked from where he was relaxing reading the newspaper.
"We need to speak with Fred." Severus said as he relaxed partially if for no other reason than the blatantly homey feel to the place.
Molly paled at this and sighed. "What have those two done now?" She asked before turning and yelling up the stairs. "Fred! Come down this instant!"
The twins came down and paled when they saw their former professor standing there.
"We swear we didn't sell anything to any first year." they both said at the same time looking incredibly guilty.
"That wasn't what we were here about, but now I will be inquiring into it at a later date. I need to ask you... Fred, if you can speak with birds."
The twins looked at each other and shrugged. "We both do."
Harry looked at Severus who was looking back just as shocked. "Oh..."
THE END (for now)
A.N.: Now that was a twist wasn't it? I got the suggestion in a private email.
Well, they've found the heirs but now they have to get into Lady Ravenclaw's tower and find a way to defeat Voldemort.
What about Graham's prediction? Will it come true?
There is a sequel to this fic! Go to my author's page and look for Learning and Teaching 4. There is also a side step telling us more about how Charlie and Draco met, it too is on my author's page. The name of it is The Dragon-Tamer and His Brightness.
But please take a moment to drop me a line about what your think about this part!