|Harry Potter & the Shadow Games
Author: bradw316 PM
Re-released story. Harry begins his third at Hogwarts, Two new Professors and a Dark Prophecy. Harry/Daphne NL/TD no bashing.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Daphne G. & Harry P. - Chapters: 16 - Words: 48,411 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 02-23-13 - Published: 02-02-13 - Status: Complete - id: 8972986
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Chapter 1 - Contracts
Behind the barriers in the Wizardring World, a small vortex, had open above a huge grassy meadow near the real life town Nottingham, what spilled out of said vortex was a young man. He was dressed in muggle clothing, a pair of light colored blue jeans, white cross-training sneakers, black t-shirt, a dark blue blazer, a belt at his waist to keep his jeans up, and attached to his belt was a deck pouch containing a set of some very strange cards. Something dropped in front of him and he looked up at it, blinking a bit. He crawls over to it; the object was a box about the size of jewelry box. It was gold and had several glyphs on it, when he opened it he found a series of pieces laid out, "The Millennium Puzzle and," A huge wolf jumped out of the forest he landed next to, "Argh," he pulled out a card from his deck without thinking shouted, "I Summon the Dark Magician," with a flash of light a man dressed in purple robes and carrying a staff emerge from the card the young man held, "Dark Magician use dark magic attack!" The silent magician did exactly as instructed blasting the large wolf knocking it back when it landed it yelped in fright and ran back into the forest its tail between its legs. The young man took a few deep breaths coming to the realization of what just occurred looking up at the creature then down at the box, "I wonder what else can happen?" he whispers before he starts walking in a random direction.
The young man had managed to find a small town area, complete with an Inn on top of a small pub; the name of said town was Godric's Hollow. Needless to say once he entered the inn he sat in the corner and watched the people move about. They wore robes, and strangely enough carried wands, however it was when he heard the words You-Know-Who or He-Who-Must-Not-Be Named in hush conversation and then heard the name Harry Potter. He knew where he was and strangely enough felt calm in this knowledge. "I'm in Harry Potter's world," he mutters quietly to himself, looking down at his box. Now that he found a place to rest he went about the task of solving the puzzle again that was before him. Remembering the first time, he fit piece after piece of the puzzle, until he put in the eye of Ra. No sooner he had completed the final piece his consciousness surged into the plains of his mind, before him he spotted his twin mostly in appearance save three major differences, the young man before him had narrower strong eyes, a wilder hairstyle, and contained an aura of confidence that showed strength of heart and wisdom not arrogance.
"Yami," the young man whispered.
Yami blinked a few times partially shocked by the young man before him not expecting to see the young man again; that was until he dove into the young man's mind and saw the images. "So the Shadow Realm pulled us from our world and sent us both into this one," he stated.
"Yeah it's all so surreal, so what you think is the reason we were sent here?" the young man asked.
"To help this Harry Potter I imagine, when the time is right we'll meet him," Yami stated.
The young man nodded looking himself over, "It's strange Yami, being in this world. Best get started finding out how we can help Harry."
Yami nodded and smiled, "A good idea," he looked at the deck Yugi had available. "Our old deck, and with each passing day I sense the deck will no doubt change to fulfill our needs if we are truly in a magical area."
Yugi smiled slightly, "I already got a chance to find out, apparently we can summon the monsters on the cards, by calling them out, probably goes the same with the Spell and Trap cards."
"Well then we must find something to do until we are needed," with that Yugi stood up and walked out the door, in the back of the Inn, Albus Dumbledore watched the youth leave, the familiar twinkle in his eye.
The inn in the Leaky Cauldron at night was quiet mostly filled with witches and wizards, stopping off for a brief pick me up before heading home for the evening. Harry had just been dropped off by the Knight Bus, after running out on the Dursley's after inflating Marge Dursley to look like a giant pink beach ball. What surprised him more was the fact that no owl had been sent for his slip of accidental magic. He booked a room the barman Tom not even giving him a second look, unsure what would occur the next day Harry put his trunk against the wall of his room and crashed into the bed to sleep. I wonder if Hagrid needs someone to help him with the grounds.
Bradford Wall, Brad to his friend's hated politics, hated all the pomp and circumstance around the whole thing. Which was why he took up the job of account and property management for Gringotts Wizard Bank, he helped planned for the future and helped families set aside vast amounts of their hard earn Galleons for their children's future. It was to him a highly rewarding position, and he loved his work most of the time. His only regret was when an investor, invested poorly and he was force to close the account seize all assets, this had happen many times since his career began, three time he had been forced to foreclose personally, those had been the worse days of his career. Today however gave him mixed feelings, as his goblin supervisor told him he was to meet with Harry Potter and grant the boy his emancipation. The details had been well drawn out by his employer. But there had been a snag; Cornelius Fudge had been present when his boss had given him his assignment. The reason the Minister had been present was to locate Harry Potter for whatever reason. Bradford personally believe it was Fudge using this as an excuse to get close to the boy, doubly so because of what Brad had in his hands at the moment. Thankfully Fudge would remain silent at least until Brad made his approach toward the boy. Pompous ass, trying to make nice on a kid barely into his teens, who will come into a lot of power and a shit load of money. Yep, Brad hated politics.
Arriving in the Leaky Cauldron he was given directions from Tom on which room Harry Potter was in following silently behind him was the Minister. He came to the door the boy was in gently but firmly knocking on the door.
Hearing a gentle wrapping sound at the door to his room, Harry slowly rubbing his eyes and putting on his glasses walking to the door and opening it. The man standing in front of him, was a person he never met before. He was dressed in maroon colored set of robes, with black trim, an average but friendly face, azure blue eyes, and light brown hair. "Yes?"
"Harry Potter," the man stated voice sounding more American than English, "Bradford Wall, I represent Gringotts Wizard's Bank."
Looking a bit frighten, "Is there something the matter with my vault?"
Brad smiled faintly, "No Mr. Potter I've come to read to you the wills of your parents and your Godfather who passed away three days ago in Azkaban."
"Oh please come in," Harry was stunned, I had a godfather. He notice that someone else was behind the Gringotts representative, someone he saw only briefly last year under his Invisibility Cloak, "and you are?"
"Cornelius Fudge," the man stated joyfully.
"Oh Mr. Weasely mentioned you, you're the Minister of Magic, pleased to meet you," Harry stated extending his hand, Fudge gladly took it and entered the room, "Um did I do anything wrong, I mean aside from accidently blowing my Uncle's sister up," he stated feeling it was best to come clean.
"We can discuss that after the reading, you have a lot on your plate at the moment," Fudge replied. With a faint nod Harry moved to sit across from Brad who during his brief conversation with the Minister had set up a table and had several official looking documents out.
"If you're ready Mr. Potter allow me to get started," Brad stated seeing Harry nod he began to read.
Will of James and Lily Potter
We James and Lily Potter be of sound mind in the event of our death or incapacitation, provide the following to our beloved, we bestow the rights of Lord to the Most Noble and Ancient House of Potter and Perevell to our son Harry James Potter, this includes all properties, vaults, and heirlooms not of goblin make. All heirlooms that are of Goblin make we gladly return to Gringotts. Furthermore in the event of death or incapacitation we would like Harry to be given unto custody of either Harry's Godfather Sirius Orion Black or Harry's Godmother Marie Constance Greengrass, to whom Harry is betrothed to their daughter Daphne. Under no circumstances is Harry ever be allowed to be raised by Lily's sister, these are our final wishes please see that they were taken care. We would wish to grant Remus Lupin 1,000,000 galleons for his loving friendship and urge him to get himself a good witch. To the Tonks Family we give them 300,000 galleons for sticking it to that olde battleaxe of a mother, good show Andromeda. To Severus Snape we grant you 500,000 galleons and Prong's most sincere apologies for being a great prat to him during our time at Hogwarts and hopes he will find it in his heart to forgive both his greatest friend and his greatest enemy. Harry please know that we love you always and forever, we hope you'll make us proud.
Signed, James and Lily Potter
PS: Pettigrew is the Secret Keeper, not Sirius
Witnesses: Sirius Orion Black, Marie Constance Greengrass, Chief Ragnok
Brad noted that during the course of the reading Harry's face went through a myriad of emotions, ranging from shock and surprise, to disbelief and sadness. "Is my godmother still alive, why haven't I met her before if she is?"
"You godmother is very much alive, her husband is a member of the Wizengamot, it is strange that she hasn't come forward, if you would like I can make an inquiry about it after our business is concluded," Brad stated glancing up at Fudge who seemed to be just as genuinely puzzled. "Anything else?"
Harry rubbed his right arm looking a bit unnerved, "Is that brothel going to be enforced?"
"I'm afraid it is Harry," Brad said softly. "Unlike arranged marriages in the Muggle world you cannot simply bow out of it because you dislike the man or woman you will be with. Arranged marriage in our world is magically binding," the account manager went through the paperwork and pulled out the very marriage contract. "Let's see, no money was exchanged, no promise of political backing, very strange." He glanced up at Fudge a frown creasing his lips, "this contract was not made for the usual reasons," he turned back to Harry. "This means your parents and Miss Greengrass's made this contract specifically for the two of you to meet possibly on numerous occasions and hope for a romance to blossom, they made this contract for you to fall in love."
"B-B-But I've never met her, I don't know what she looks like?" Harry states.
"I know and I'll start working things out for you as soon as we finish, and I'm sure the Minister is willing to help," Brad stated seeing Fudge nod nervously spinning his bowler hat in his hands. "Now I must read Sirius Black's will."
Will of Sirius Orion Black
I, Sirius Orion Black hopefully being of sound mind and body upon writing this last Will and Testament, leave all holdings of the Most Noble and Ancient House of Black to my beloved Godson in the invent of my Death or incapacitation. I also leave 1,000,000 galleons to Remus Lupin and inform him to find himself a good witch. To Andromeda Tonks and Nymphadora Tonks, I restore your names to the Most Noble and Ancient House of Black. To Peter Pettigrew I grant him a swift death from moldy cheese you traitorous rat, may you waste a way on the throne you git. To Bellatrix Lestrange I renounce you as a member of the Most Noble and Ancient House of Black you snake humping insane gutter trash the same goes for limp knobbed husband who couldn't satisfy a woman if she was made of dragon dung. To Narcissa Malfoy I grant your greatest desire, and declare your marriage no longer valid, please find a good husband I happen to know one who's available. Sure he can be a rough around the edges and murder at a full moon but he's a good bloke. Finally to Lucius Malfoy, I demand you repay every single knut from the dowry you were given no sooner than September 1st or face action from the Goblins. Harry I'm terribly sorry that we never got to meet but I heard many wonderful things about these last two years and not those wild rumors I heard from the Prophet, I hope you have a good long life.
Signed: Sirius Orion Black
PS: If you find a rat with toe missing and an unusually long lifespan it's not a rat, he's an Animagus.
Witnesses: Chief Ragnok, Account Supervisor Bradford Wall
Harry was having a hard time trying to decide whether he should laugh or be saddened after hearing what was read. He sat feeling numb after a few moments as Brad also read aloud all his assets which between his parents and his Godfather made him quite wealthy, it also stated that Harry would be an emancipated minor at the event of his godfather's death, but currently he was more focused on his godmother and wondered why he never met her, does she blame me for my parents death, does she hate me. Shuddering at his own thoughts but was resigned to see who the woman is and if there was any way to reconcile with her if his thoughts proved to be true. "I would like to meet my godmother now if it's possible," he states tentatively.
"I will see to it Harry," Fudge stated. "I also need Dumbledore's council it seems I was very callous and judgmental in my part concerning your godfather, if what was stated in your parent's will true," the man stubby looking man dabs his forehead nervously, "expect 12 million Galleon added to your account in repentance for a great miscarriage of justice." With that Fudge left the room.
"What does he mean?" Harry asked
Brad smirked slightly watching the door close shifting through his paperwork for documents Harry would need to sign, "Means the Ministry is going to pay you a million galleons for every year your godfather was in Azkaban, for being wrongly imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit."
The bespectacled boy sighed looking up at the clock for a second, "What will happen if Daphne and I don't fulfill the brothel?"
"You'll both have your magic stripped from you, everything that you are will be taken away, and you'll be tossed out into the Muggle world with nothing more than the clothes on your back," Brad stated sadly. "I've had to endure watching that twice since I've become employed with Gringotts."
"That bad?" Harry asked.
"With no money and no magic, it's not a pretty sight, within a day in both cases the individual committed suicide," Brad stated staring down at the paperwork trying to clear the images from his mind.
Harry knew he could survive outside, but if what Brad had told him was true he would be dooming a girl he never met to something worse than death, having no magic, no name in the magical world, and no means to support herself. This whole situation felt worse than facing Voldemort again. "Is there no way out of it?"
"If your parents were alive they could have annulled the brothel as is their right, even with you being emancipated it still fall under your parents to decide," Brad stated grimly.
"Just hope my godmother hasn't started to hate me," Harry said gloomily.
"I would never in a million years ever hate you, Harry James Potter," a voice stated.
Author's Note: I have decided to re-release my Harry Potter and the Shadow Games story, for those that haven't read it, it never really got off the ground. I've decided to change the pairing for this fic originally it was a Cho/Harry pairing but now I've decided to switch it up to an ever increasing and very surprising pairing Daphne/Harry. The reason while Daphne Greengrass is a very minor character in the novels matter of fact I think I've only seen her mentioned in the Half-Blood Prince and that was all, but there is a massive growing popularity with the character mainly because she's so vague. Not to mention I read several fics with her and Harry paired and they are fan-fricken-tastic, read 'Harry and Daphne' by The Light from Within and 'To Be Loved' by silentclock these are awesome fics, honorable mention would be Harry Potter, Wizarding Savior? By dbzdragonlanceman read them and tell me what you think. As for my other fics I'll update them as best I can, I like to get a permanent beta reader and editor for my stuff as well as a co-writer for my big projects, like Naruto – The Last Avatar. Yugi will make a bigger appearance later on and while there will be dueling it will not be the center point of the fic, I'm only to maybe have four card duels. I hope people will like the balls I've taken by killing Sirius off in the Prison of Azkaban timeline, there is a reason for it.