|The Prince and the Potter
Author: Legend-In-Exile PM
Loki loosened his grasp on the staff and fell into the wormhole... and straight into Hogsmeade! What does the golden trio think of the God of Mischief? What happens when he's introduced to You-Know-Who? Power is what he yearns for. No slash. Not yet, maybe. R/R, please! Rated T, to be safe. HP set in Year 5. Loki set after Thor film.Rated: Fiction T - English - Fantasy/Suspense - & Loki - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,779 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 07-14-12 - Published: 06-28-12 - id: 8266215
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Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters or settings of Harry Potter or Thor.
A/N: SURPRISE. It's Chapter 5. I figured since I have it ready, why not surprise the day with the newest chapter? Note: Chapter 6 is going to be a bit, I'm going to release it with Chapter 7.
Umbridge and Snape walked through Hogsmeade. It was deserted, right down to the music playing in the background every weekend. They walked nearly a mile in silence and turned with the street to the scene.
A crater was left by whatever creature apparated broke through the cobblestone in front of the Hog's Head.
Snape examined it. "An apparation would not cause damage like this. Unless the creature was large in size or brought power back with them. Indeed, it is plausible that a crevice like this would be caused by something falling from a great height."
Umbridge cleared her throat and walked into the Hog's Head. It seemed like she had another educational decree hiding under her belt. Snape did not follow, he gestured to Umbridge with a slight nod and instead he walked the several feet nearing the entrance once more to go to Honeydukes.
He rapped a few fingers on the door, to have the shopkeeper, old Ambrosius, open the curtain a tad to make sure the coast had been clear before opening.
"P-Professor Snape, what a pleasant surprise," he said in his hoarse voice. "Come on in, come on in."
Snape stepped inside. "Don't mind me, Ambrosius, I shall not stay long."
Ambrosius nodded, his eyes constantly flicking between Snape and the window. Being an old man and his wife away, he could not shake the feeling that whatever fell outside must be still in the village.
"Pardon me for the intrusion," Snape began, his eyes trailing to the amount of sweets the store contained. "Do you have a brother, Ambrosius?"
"Why, Professor Snape," he smiled, wiping off dust off of a few shelves he missed this morning with the palm of his hand, "Yes, I have three and one sister, mind you. They are all deceased, I am afraid."
Snape furrowed his brow and left without a word.
Ambrosius called after him, but he didn't have time to make sense of it.
He continued down the block, not toward the Hog's Head, but toward the castle.
The trio followed after the man whom continued inside. He was already deep inside the hallway, graciously making his way to the door that led to the line of classrooms and antechambers.
"Stop!" Harry said, once they caught up with him inside the courtyard hallway. "Excuse me, but where are you going?"
His silhouette could be seen by the light of the torches now. Despite it was nearing after hours, the three students didn't take it into consideration. The man turned around, finally.
"Were you the one who apparated inside Hogsmeade?" Ron asked.
Loki remained emotionless. Everyone in Midgard were relatively curious folk people, but curiosity certainly killed the cat. "Yes," he admitted, regretfully. It was one of many truths he would rarely tell. It would not last for long.
"How?" asked Hermione.
He did not understand what they meant by 'apparate' but whatever it was, obviously he managed to pull it off. He swallowed.
"Magic," Loki answered, thought to be sarcastically, figuratively, and almost literally and turned on his heel away from them. They were holding up his time with their naïve questions. They were worse than Thor was when he kept asking their father on defeating the Frost Giants. Out of sight, out of mind, he reminded himself.
"Well, we understand that! But, truly…" Hermione said, catching up to him, followed by the boys.
"You understand the rules of magic? What could you possibly know about that?" Loki said, without even a glance.
"We are in the best school for witchcraft and wizardry, y'know!" Ron exclaimed. It made the stranger stop.
"Witchcraft and wizardry?"
"Yeah," Ron continued. "You are a wizard, aren't you? You have to have some sort of magic blood within you to even see this place. How could you not know?"
Loki raised a brow. This was rather fascinating. Being the only male in his sorcery courses, he was naturally surprised that two more were learning the subject, let alone not one class, but an entire school... in Midgard, no less. And with that, he was constantly being made fun of and for what? Not becoming a warrior like his… he needed a mental block, and fast.
He sighed. "I will make you three a bargain," Loki began. "I will tell you everything you need to know in due time, without your meager questions to further delay me of actions upon Midgard as long as you do not announce my presence to no-one, even amongst yourselves around your commoners."
All three of the exchanged glances. Harry stepped forward. "That depends, what are your 'further actions?'"
"Do we have a compromise or not?"
"Don't you have to keep yourself concealed?" Hermione suggested.
"I suppose not." Loki said, rolling his eyes.
"Who are you, really?"
He watched as they all closed in on him.
"What exactly is a Midgard?"
"Where did you come from?"
"Didn't you fall from the sky?"
"ENOUGH," Loki's voice boomed. His voice echoed throughout the courtyard and seemingly blended in with the soft rolling thunder in the distance. The three students jumped a bit, the girl letting out a slight gasp. His calm voice sung out, once again. "I am sorry that I cannot help you. That is my bargain and I shall stick to it, but otherwise I will suggest that you forget any image of me that you have seen here this evening."
"We'll take it."
"Harry!" Hermione said, pulling him aside. "You don't know if he's a Death Eater. He could be here to destroy all of Hogwarts, destroy you."
"Well, I highly doubt he would seeing as he didn't even know this place existed," said Ron.
The three of them turned back to Loki.
"Fine, at least tell us your name."
"I am Loki… Laufeyson." He did not know whether to address Odin as his father. It seemed appropriate to identify his true alias. They were kids, after all.
A/N: If there's anything you'd like to see put into the story, dialogue between character, placing certain characters, conflicts, seeing your favorite Harry Potter characters into the story (or even Thor characters!), do not hesitate to ask. I will add it in the story whether it be a big or small presence. :) Please review! I love hearing from you guys.