|Harry Potter and the Legendary Keyblade
Author: DragonGolem PM
A foray into the wide world of Harry Potter with what I hope is a sort of original idea. Instead of Harry growing up on Earth, he is raised as the son of Sora of Kairi of the Destiny Islands. Obviously AU. Takes place after the events of KHRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Harry P. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,992 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 04-23-11 - Published: 02-03-10 - id: 5716059
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Author's Notes: I know, I know, another chapter already. I will get back to my other fics eventually but I've been on a Harry Potter kick lately. Oh, and some things to look forward to. Cloud in Diagon Alley. 'Nuff said. I also went back and looked at the last chapter and I would like to apologize. Harry has black hair (too much Sora on the brain). I'll make sure to not do that again.
Harry Potter and the Legendary Keyblade
Chapter 3: Diagon or Bust
"This is SO cool."
Those words were the first to leap out of young Harry's mouth as he stared in open-mouthed wonder at the sight before him. It was the first time that his parents had taken him to their "mission command", the base hidden on the Destiny Islands where they recieved their missions. To the rest of the islanders all they say was the place beneath the tree, but when his parents and his uncle held their Keyblades out a door appeared. It was a door the likes he had never seen before. It was beautiful with simple lines and clean edges. The door gave off a feeling of contentment as if it was satisfied. He looked to Miranda who was also staring in wonder at the door that had magically appeared.
"If they're this amazed at a door just wait 'til they see the rest." The man in the black coat said with a grin. His youthful green eyes gazing with open amusement at the children's reactions earning him a hearty slap to the shoulder by the brunette woman standing beside him.
"Stop teasing the children. Sometimes I think you take for granted that they've never had a mission before, Riku." The beautiful young woman with brilliant blue eyes told the grey haired young man. Her outfit consisting of a simple pink skirt and white blouse combo with a black vest. Under the skirt was a pair of bike shorts and on her feet were a pair of comfortable sandals that strapped halfway up her calves.
"Come on guys! Hurry up! We gotta pick up Cloud, Aerith, and Tifa from Radiant Garden!" The third adult (?) waved his arms frantically, his earnest voice full of enthusiasm, and even more worry. One did not keep Cloud waiting. Period. His outfit was standard mission attire. He still wore his black drive outfit with pride but over time minor changes were made. Around his biceps he now wore black bandanas to keep the sweat from running down his arms. His shoes actually fit him now. There had been a fight when Kairi and Riku tried to get him to change his shoes. All it took was for Harry to put a nail through the excess toe space and pin him to the floor for him to realize it might be time for a change.
"If we keep Dad waiting he's gonna be soooo ticked." Miranda stated with absolute certainty. Whereas Squall, Riku, and even Sora mellowed with age, her father had not. If not he could be downright stubborn in ways not even a bulldog could match. That seemed to remind everyone that they were standing around staring at a door. Admittedly it was a nice door. It was a pretty blue color and it was illuminated by some inner light, but it was still a door. The raven haired boy at her side sighed dramatically and pointed his Keyblade at the door. A beam of light shot from the tip and struck the door causing it to open. The sound drawing the looks of his family as he and the blonde just strolled through the door.
"Upstaged by children." Riku stated with an unreadable expression.
"They grow up so fast." Kairi said while wiping at her eyes with a handkerchief.
"Now I know how Merlin, Cid, and Leon used to feel when I'd show 'em up." Sora said with his arms folded across his chest.
"HURRY UP!" The twin cries reminding the adults that they had fallen behind.
-Inside the Base-
The inside of the base was much different then the normal cavern. Mirande offhandedly commenting on how much it looked like the lab in Radiant Garden. Harry had been there before, but normally he went by other means. Uncle Riku was the supreme master of the dark portals. His friend Miranda would get dropped off by grandpa Cid in his Gummy Ship. There was no need for them to ever go to the base. Just another thing that would get under Marvin's skin the raven haired boy thought ruefully. He was brought out of his musings by the sight that greeted them at the end of the hall.
It was an enormous room that the hallway emptied out into. Along each of the walls were different devices and gizmos that neither Harry nor Miranda even knew what to do with. The far wall was dominated by a massive computer complete with some strange 'eye' device off to the side. Even Harry knew what that was, it was in case they were called on a mission to Space Paranoids. A similar terminal was at Radiant Garden. It was even possible to travel from this corner of the digital world to the other terminal through there but the way was incredibly difficult if Tron wasn't there. The center of the room was clearly a training area with different weapons on racks and several safety monitoring devices. Footsteps were heard behind them reminding them that the adults were there as well.
"We're not...going through the digital corridor...are we?" Miranda looked back at Kairi with trepidation. She was always up for a challenge but running flat out into a security drone was not on her itinerary. The lovely woman laughed softly, ruffling the blonde's hair fondly.
"No dear. We're taking our ship." She informed the girl. Sora could be heard muttering something about "And get her mom's mad at us too? Nuh uh...those two are worse then Xemnas, Xehanort, and Maleficent combined" followed a resoundingly meaty slap. Most likely Riku shutting his friend up before the centrail woman in their lives killed them both. Harry agreed with his dad's assesment regardless. Kairi drew her Keyblade and pointed it to the center of the room. The weapon in her hand still resembled her original Keyblade in terms of the flower motif but it had gained an appearance similar to Rumbling Rose crossed with Sleeping Lion. It was a lovely silver cross with silver handguard with coiling red roses and indigo tulips. Harry always liked his mother's Ultimate Keychain over his father's. A faint fragrance of flowers accompanied the release of her Keyblade as a spark was fired from the tip causing the room to tilt and almost swirl in on itself.
The children stared as a new room materialized around them resembling a Gummy Ship hangar. Revealed in the center of the room was a giant Gummy Ship in the shape of a sleek arrow with the words "Trinity Ex" stenciled in black script just under the canopy.. Sora wanted something that looked cool, Riku wanted power, and Kairi just wanted it to get there in one piece. She wasn't picky. The result was a pure silver ship with two teeny ships that was capable of withstanding the fiercest assault. The guns it possessed were cleverly concealed so as not to ruin the aerodynamics.
"Show off." Sora said to his wife good-naturedly. Kairi was far more mature then her husband so she settled for simply scrunching her nose up at him and sticking out her tongue. When he wiggled his eyebrows at her, Riku just palmed his face in exasperation. Sometimes he wasn't sure who the children were amongst them. The byplay went almost completely unnoticed by the kids.
"They're doing it again." Miranda said to Harry with a sweatdrop.
"We're late." Harry deadpanned to the "mature" adults resulting in a mass panic. Before the kids knew what was happening they were on the ship, strapped in, and already off into space without a backward glance. Okay, he lied, but he was sure they'd forgive him. Being told they were late wasn't as bad as being late.
"They're late." Stated a powerfully built but slender blonde haired man with spiked up hair that resembled a chocobo's feathers. He was dressed in a black shirt with a black pauldron over his left shoulder with a ribbon tied around the bicep. The pants were baggy and easy to move around in. His footwear was steel toed boots for durability. His blue eyes held an unearthly glow from the augmentations he went through but it was easy to mistake that glow as irritation. When they were solid cerulean then it was time to worry. He folded his arms over his chest with a faint huff.
"No, they're not. They have a long way to travel and you know that. Getting to Radiant Garden from the Destiny Islands is an endurance test even for the Trinity Ex." said a lovely brown haired woman with doe-like eyes and a serene expression. Her hair spilled down her back from the low ponytail tied into a braid with pink ribbons. She wore a simple pink dress that exposed her arms and came to mid calf length with strappy sandals on her feet. A slender hand is placed on the man's forearm drawing his attention.
"I still would have liked to see our daughter more this summer. She barely spends any time with us." A woman with long dark hair and warm eyes states as she folds her well toned arms under her considerable bust. She was dressed in a black vest with a sleeveless white shirt underneath, a black belt around her slender waist, and wearing what looked like black shorts under a black apron. A requirement since she owned a bar. The pouty look on her face was at odds with her mature appearance.
Aerith looked torn. Cloud was miserable, Tifa was miserable, and she wasn't happy either. Their baby girl was going away on her first mission to a place that made Hojo's lab look pleasant. The wizarding world was full of hatred, strife, and intolerance. They were deliberately backwards and proud of it. "Stubborn, inbred bastards." She thought to herself. Suddenly she realized that both her lovers were staring at her in open-mouthed shock.
"I...uh...said that out loud...didn't I?" She asked in a small voice, blushing cutely. The innocent image totally at odds with her earlier statement. The two simply nodded their heads in stupified wonder. That seemed to remind them about where their child was going. Cloud's eyes took on an unholy light as darkness wrapped around him, the phantom image of his black wing manifesting slowly as his rage slowly took hold. An almost maniacal smile gracing his face before a sudden blow to the back of the head brought him back to his senses. Rubbing his head ruefully, he gives his wife Tifa a faintly reproving look.
"You're giving us the creeps." She stated with a raised eyebrow, Aerith actually hiding behind her. Before he can retort, a flash of light and white smoke fills the area as a figure stealthily lands in a crouch with another figure standing at the ready beside them. The smoke slowly dissipates revealing the form of Kunoichi Extraordinaire, Yuffie, with her husband the Gunblade Master, Squall. She was dressed in a tight black t-shirt exposing her midriff, wearing cargo shorts and black shinobi sandals. Her short brown hair held back by a white headband with a massive eight-pointed star on her back her husband had made for her, Orochi. Squall, despite his protests, was dressed in a tight black t-shirt as well wearing sandstone colored khakis and similar sandals to his wife. His gunblade, Lionheart, resting at his waist.
"Oh look...it's the twin terrors, Ninja One and Ninja Two." Cloud deadpanned as if this were an everyday occurence, which it was. Squall scratched the back of his head, his own shaggy brown hair pulled back with a bandanna as well, trying not to look self concious. If he had known that Yuffie was some kind of weird outfit coordinator he would have thought twice about marrying her (still would have anyway but it was the principal of the thing).
"Hey to you too, Cloud." The Greatest Kunoichi in Radiant Garden (her being the only one didn't dampen her enthusiasm) stated with a cheeky grin. The blonde haired man looked over to his fellow swordsman with a look of sympathy. His brown haired friend simply shrugged his shoulders.
"Hey. They're not here yet?" Squall asked. Since Miranda was the only kid born amongst their group so far she was almost community property. The blonde child had far more love in her childhood then her parents and extended family did. She didn't know the hardships they had gone through. Was she spoiled? No one would dare suggest that. Her parents shook their heads.
"They're going to be dealing with wizards, huh? No materia to steal is there? Would have made things easier..." Yuffie sighed. She gave her 'niece' shinobi training but the girl still prefered up front combat and heavy weapons. Stealing their materia though would have been a snap.
"They do have wands." Her husband said with a faint smirk. Cloud looked pleased to realize that these magic users had a weakness.
"She's also going to have Harry with her and he wouldn't let anything happen to her." Tifa pointed out. Ever since those two met they were as close as Sora and Kairi, much to their parents' amusement. A flash of blue smoke heralds the arrival of the last two of the Radiant Garden Commitee. A tall man of great age and wisdom appeared with his wand in hand. Dressed from head to toe in sky blue in the traditional robes and pointed hat, the white haired and bearded man commanded respect without trying. Merlin was far too kind to do that, but he was just as quick to blast a foe into vapor as any of them. The man beside him with his slicked back whitish blonde hair with goggles on his head, chewing on a twig, and wearing a tight white t-shirt that showed off his powerful upper body with a mechanic's belt and denim pants was more likely to kill someone who looked at him crosseyed.
"Ah good, we're right on time." Merlin said with a cheerful smile as he waved at his younger friends. Cid simply muttered before spitting off to the side. It was an old scene. They were like the original odd couple if one had been slightly daffy and the other slightly deranged. Despite numerous jokes to the contrary they were just friends. Cid was even seeing someone from one of the other worlds they had visited. As strange as that was, the woman in question was younger then he was. She was closer to Aerith's age.
"Awww...does Cid miss his honey?" Yuffie bounced over to the 'old-timer' while throwing an arm around his shoulders companionably. The look he sent her way had her scurrying for the safety of her husband. Which was dubious protection at best given that Cid was meaner then even Dragon Maleficent.
Further conversation was interupted by the appearance of five figures in a swirl of green lights that coallesced at their feet in a large glowing circle. The Save Point was the most convenient way to get back to the ship without having to go the hangar first. Before the blonde girl could even get a word out she was engulfed in twin hugs from both of her mothers. She clearly loved them both but that didn't stop her from looking smothered. The raven haired boy at her side simply shook his head with a smirk earning him a muffled 'traitor' from his friend. Cloud looked over their heads at Sora, Riku, and Kairi. The trio gulped a bit in apprehension that cleared when he came over with his hand out. After the greetings were out of the way, everyone looked to where Miranda was still smothered in her mothers' arms.
"A little help here." She sounded a little desperate drawing some chuckles from her family. Yuffie walked over calmly before lashing out with pinpoint strikes, tagging both Aerith and Tifa, causing them to seize up and flop to the ground. Squall raised an eyebrow at what his wife had done.
"What? I just hit their temporary paralysis points." the kunoichi said without a trace of regret in her voice. Cloud simply shook his head as the two of them slowly got back to their feet giving Yuffie identical glares.
"I am sooooo embarassed..." Miranda says with a sigh as she slumps forward as if burdened by the weight of "immature parents". Harry simply pats her on the shoulder in shared misery. His parents could be pretty bad too. The three "adults" that had come with the children were smiling at the scene before them. Radiant Garden was as much a home to them as the Destiny Islands. They had scheduled things so that they would have some time before lift off. They would be staying in Radiant Garden for the night before heading for Diagon Alley the next day. Due to some help from Dumbledore, they had a special Navi Gummy enchanted to guide them to their destination.
The farewell party lasted well into the night. Tears were shed and promises were made. At one point a surprise visitor had shown up. She was beautiful with wild black hair that went down her back with tanned skin and a wicked gleam in her eye. She was dressed in a blue sari with a tight black tank top to cover the important parts with sandals gracing her feet. The way she introduced herself was to simply walk up to Cid and lay a kiss on him that would have scorched a red dragon. None of them had met Cid's girlfriend before, honestly they thought he made her up, but here she was and clearly real. The woman gave them a smirk as the two finally came up for air that Cid matched. The general consensus was "How did Cid get a girlfriend like THAT?"
"Hey luv, yer friends seem t'be starin'." The woman spoke with an Australian accent and a cocky smirk. The hairs were standing up on everyone's neck as they thought "Oh crap, there's TWO of them!"
"Heh...never seen a lady like you before. They're loss. Everyone, this is Oerba Yun Fang from Gran Pulse. You think you lil' punks fought tough stuff? She's done worse then that." Cid puffed out his chest in pride. The only ones unaffected by the aura of unease the adults were putting out was the children. Harry and Miranda took to her almost immediately. Kick butt, take names, and never take prisoners? She was only too happy to tell them about her accomplishments. She was a l'Cie. Someone imbued with powerful magic to accomplish their goals.
"You can summon Bahamut!" Harry gaped in astonishment. The woman grinned before ruffling his hair. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, as the party wound down. No one wanted it to end but if they were going to be gone at first light they needed to rest. That night, Harry was on the cot next to Miranda's bed in the Strife residence. Miranda was dressed in a black teeshirt that was clearly her dad's while Harry was in the most unusual pajamas. They were red, green, and gold. The young girl almost winced when she saw them.
"You look like a Christmas ornament." She informed him causing him to look at her funny before shrugging.
"Uncle Jack gave them to me for Halloween last year." That explained everything. Jack Skellington was obsessed with Christmas while his friend Santa Claus was developing a taste for Halloween. One of the mashed up ideas they had was sending gifts at Halloween. Harry wasn't going to argue over a chance to get more gifts.
"Gotcha...hey what did you think of Fang?" The young blonde asked as she lay down on her bed, nestling into the covers tiredly.
"She's definitely...interesting." Harry finally said after several moments of thought. "I like her...but it's almost like being next to a flame. Too close and you get burnt." His friend hummed lightly in thought before agreeing.
"Still, Uncle Cid seems happy." That was something they could both agree on. "We'd better get to bed...we got a long trip tomorrow." The young Keyblade bearer grumbled but couldn't disagree. It was with thoughts of the party and their mission to the Wizarding World that the two of them went to sleep.
The trip by Gummy Ship was a long one for all parties involved. The ship was rather large but it wasn't big enough to allow five adults and two children to be comfortable. At least everyone was mature enough not to complain. Well, either maturity or fear of Cloud, but that is neither here nor there. Diagon Alley was just as Riku had described it. It was a beautiful and wonderful looking place that brought to mind for Sora images of Traverse Town. Kairi was reminded of the Radiant Garden of her youth which brought a smile to her face.
"It sort of reminds me of Radiant Garden...only more crowded." Cloud commented with an almost contented air. He didn't notice, or not care, that some of the shoppers were giving him a rather wide berth. Even when he was in a good mood he tended to intimidate people. Aerith and Tifa just shook their heads at his obliviousness. Some of the stares could have had to do with the two beautiful women each holding one of his arms as they walked.
"So we are meeting...Albus Dumbledore...? Right. At the Leaky Cauldron." Aerith confirmed. Riku nodded his head.
"That's right. Apparently he's decided to help us out personally. Personally I think he's just curious about people from other worlds." The Dawn Wielder replied while rubbing the back of his neck sheepishly. The aura of the place was affecting him as much as the others. Diagon Alley seemed liked such a pleasant place that it was hard to maintain his hard facade.
"I thought this world was a mess, but this place feels so bright..." Sora said with a note of confusion. Kairi beamed at him.
"That's because not every beast shows it's claws and fangs." The Keyblade Mistress told her husband with a smirk. The seasoned adventurers acknowledged that there was a great deal of truth to what she said. Even the World that Never Was didn't show it's worst face immediately. That had the desired effect of getting everyone back on track. The only ones not affected were the children.
"Don't get too far ahead of us!" Tifa called out to them. The two children turned to look back before sighing with slumping shoulders.
"It's our mission and they're giving us orders..." Miranda griped as she folded her arms over her chest, sinking into an adorable pout. Harry just put his hands behind his head with a gusty sigh.
"Yeah but remember what Dad said...always listen to experience. He ignored that advice and what happened?" He and Miranda had grown up on stories of the adventures of the Keyblade Masters. There were a lot of mistakes in those stories, almost always caused by someone not listening when they should, so it became drilled into their heads to always listen to the words of experience. Just because Harry quoted his dad didn't mean he liked it any more than she did.
Little did the two children know just how far outside their parents' experience all of this actually was or just how far they would be tested in the coming days. For now, they were just two children about to embark on a wondrous journey. For now that is enough.
Author's Notes: No this story is not dead. Sorry that it took so long to get this out but life is kicking my ass badly. I barely have any time to myself anymore but I am determined to see this through. Next chapter will be the trainride and the sorting. No, the children will not both be going to Hufflepuff.