The Seers' Truth: The Broken Beginning
By Lady Lestrange
Disclaimer: The Harry Potter characters and previous situations belong to JK Rowlings. No infrigement is meant or implied. No money is made from this Fanfic. Thanks JK.
Special thanks to my beta, ennui de mort who thought of the title and who always does such a good job being my extra muse as well as proofreading, moral support and just plain fun.
Told from several viewpoints, to get the suspense of knowing what the other side is planning. Including POV are Ginny's and Harry's. This is not a romance fic. Try to read this summary like a movie trailer. Quotes from HARRY POTTER AND THE SEERS' TRUTH are in italics.
THE SETTING IS WAR:
Voldemort is undoubtedly on the rise. Dumbledore has his run-ins with the ministry, trying to convince Fudge that whether he wants war or not, it is coming—Indeed it is here. And Snape's opinion:
"One other thing, Albus. Do not talk to me about any of this in the dungeon. The walls have ears."
"They are children," began Dumbledore.
"No, they are not. They are Slytherins-all of them-and some of them are Death Eaters."
"What can I do to help you, Severus?" asked Dumbledore.
AND EVERYONE IS INVOLVEDTHE GHOSTS
"Indeed they did." Said Olive. So don't let that moody little adolescent bitch distract you from your fine work. She is unimportant."
"You're right, of course." Said the Baron.
"Hasn't Tom always kept his promises to you? Wasn't she the first to die?"
Harry's fifth year begins at Hogwarts with the Hogwart's Express crash, and a meeting of several new friends. Once at Hogwarts, things go from bad to worse.
When he reached to open his trunk, he discovered it was unlocked. He knew he had locked it this morning before he went to class, but what about when he came back for the map for Defense class? With a knot of fear in his chest, he dug through it looking for the Marauder's Map.
"Yes," said Harry, coming back to the present. "I'm ready now." The chamber echoed with Harry's hissing. " Speak to me, Slytherin, Greatest of the Hogwart's Four."
Ethan sums up Harry's dilemma:
"Of course you know," said Ethan. "You feel The Dark Lord's power. Perhaps you feel it more than any of us."
When the sorting hat is tampered with our intrepid trio goes on the lookout to find the "tamperer", but they must also deal with the consequences: Mentoring new students. But did the teachers' idea of how to sort them work? What happens if the sorting hat really did send "a badger to live with a snake"?
Hermione said: No one could have sneaked anything by the other founders. They all had to be present when each one cast his or her spell (on the sorting hat), and surely one of the four would have realized the spell was left open ended, specifically made for someone else to add something later-like a Fifth Founder.
"Or an Heir?" suggested Harry, casting a sudden chill over the group.
What will happen when Neville tries to mentor—is this a Ravenclaw? And we've all wondered if Neville really belongs in Gryffindor. I can tell you unequivocally yes he does.
Ginny befriends someone who's leaned her previous magic from a book. Harry thinks it's a Dark Book, but Ginny's not so sure. Should we trust Ginny's opinion of Books? Is this like Tom's diary or worse? Speaking of Tom, we all know Ginny didn't get away from that diary unscathed. She still has feelings for Tom, but what are they: love, fear, pity—or is it just that irrepressible Gryffindor bravery kicking in?
Lots of Ginny POV in this book, but not much romance, for anyone.. Does Harry finally notice her only to discover –well maybe I shouldn't tell that—
Only one living person had ever been with him when he fought Voldemort, and that person was Ginny, even if the image of Volemort was only a memory from a diary. He wanted to ask her what it felt like to have another person in your head: to have Tom Riddle or Voldemort invading your thoughts, and yet, he knew he would not ask her that.
Hermione's mentoree seems at first glance to be a harmless Hufflepuff. Or is she in fact a Gryffindor? Only time will tell. Is she harmless? Is there much more to Hufflepuffs that we don't understand from JK's books. Visit Hufflepuff Hall in this book:
And what about those twins—not Fred and George—although their jokes abound in this book.
No, I'm talking about Ethan and Edward Lestrange, the "little brothers" of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy. Is it possible for one twin to be Gryffindor and the other to be Slytherin? How will their sibling rivalry effect Harry and Draco. And what happens if/when the Dark Lord releases their parent from Askaban?
ALL INTERMIXED WITH ALL THE MUNDANE CLASSES WITH OUR FAVORITE TEACHERS—
"Mr. Longbottom, I am aware of your deficiencies in things magical, but I did assume that you could count. That after all is not a difficult skill. It takes no magical talent after all."
"You won't die, you imbecile. You don't die under crucio! You just suffer—forever."
Trelawney's eyes narrowed and then rolled back in her head. She sank back into her chair, and blinked. Her eyes cleared, but the anger did not go away. "Get out." She said. "I will not have a minion of the Snake in my class."
You need a lighter swish and flick," said McGonagal, "You're trying too hard. Relax."
. "Permutatio—" she began as she tried to swish and flick. Apparently, she got it just right because suddenly blue flame shot from her fingernails. "Shit!" she spat. Then looking at Ginny, she said, "I'm gonna kill your brothers." For emphasis, she blew out her fingernails.
The class dissolved into hysterical laughter.
The students worry about Voldemort's return. The prediction and old magic hold the key, but will they figure it all out in time?
WILL THEY FIND WHAT THEY NEED?
In knockturn alley:
"If you change your mind, Mr. Lestrange—premium mudblood is much more valuable than hair, you know—"
Soft laughter caused them to turn. "Selling body parts, now, are you, Lestrange?" drawled a lazy voice from the shadows.
"That pensieve belonged to Morgan LeFey's grandson."
Draco a hero?
She felt Draco's left arm tighten around her. In his right was his wand. "Accio Nimbus," he called and a broom struggled to get itself beside him. "Alohomora," he said and the night wind billowed in upon them as the side of the compartment opened to him. In an instant, he was airborne on the broomstick with her held tightly in front of him. He let go of the broom, guiding with his legs; she surmised and put his wand away.
Below them, the train was in flames.
Or is he?
I've been waiting forever for this day," he said. "The day I can best, the great Harry Potter."
And then again:
"What about Professor Snape?"
"I took care of Snape," said Draco.
More of our favorite Dragon:
Draco leaned in close to her. She could smell his cologne, feel his breath on her face, see his molten red aura
"You've never seen this dragon breathe fire," Draco said in a low voice, his aura flashing various hues with his anger.
"Ever the valiant Gryffindor," spat Draco. "Crucio!"
(A/N: Draco's so fun to write!)
Rita Skeeter returns:
Edward tapped on the terrarium and the bug scuttled under some foliage. "My granny said someone was going to get that woman," said Edward.
How will Snape balance the war with classes and who's side is he really on?
All our favorites:
Tom we've not seen before:
With a wish that was real the stick became a snake. It slithered in the woman's hand and bit her on the forearm. She shrieked and dropped the snake made from a stick. Slamming the door, she left Tom in total darkness with the snake and the rats.
And the Voldemort we all know:
Then he told Narcissa. You and Severus may see to the teaching of the young ones. They can practice crucio on Lucius. It will be a pleasant diversion from the work with bugs.
I'll need veritaserum. I wish to speak with Virginia. Oh, and don't let the Lestrange brothers kill Lucius." He paused. "Draco, should be last, I think. I want to see how he handles—his father."
"As you wish, Master," said Snape.
(A/N: This was fun to write too!)
The thrilling final confrontation
Harry raised his wand and the full force of the magic struck the wand. With a sickening crack, it split straight down the middle and the phoenix feather core floated to the ground.
Please read through chapter 3, before clicking off—You won't be sorry.
If you haven't read Order of the Phoenix, you may wish to click to the next chapter now.
ADDED AFTER AUTHOR READ ORDER OF THE PHOENIX. (OotP spoilers here)
I have just finished reading JK's fifth book OotP. Although I love JK, I don't think it is her best book. Personally, I like both CoS and PoA better, so those of you that are mourning not having OotP yet can relax and wait for the library copy. The reason I am writing this is because some of the events and ideas in OotP seriously disturbed me. Honestly, I could see how some authors could get litigation happy. Without inflicting major "spoilers" on you, I have to say my ideas from Seers Truth, chapters 1-41 were written before JK's OotP was released, so my strangely twisted version of some of the things that JK brings up in OotP, was just my interpretation of the "planted items" she put in the first four books and how I thought JK might use them. She chose to use them very differently, or with some similarity. Some things, she chose to not use at all—such as a number of characters, which I included. Other characters she developed differently: Ginny has virtually no scars from second year; Arabella Figg as the 'old (wizard?)crowd'; Harry/Voldemort connection. Please understand that some of the close similarities are because I correctly interpreted some of her "foreshadowing" –in fact, some of the things I wrote gave me chills when I read JK's book, and realized how closely I guessed on some things. This was pure coincidence. Although the research was done intentionally, this is in no way an infringement upon the world of Harry Potter, created by JK Rowlings. Some things I interpreted completely differently, and fanfic readers might therefore say some of my characters are OOC; however, since I wrote the first 40 chapters of my fic before I read JK's OotP, I could not use JK's new ideas about the characters, and had to make my own interpretations. This is most evident in my Slytherin characters, who have different first names and personalities than JK's new Slytherins. I considered changing them, but it would involve a major re-write and quite frankly, I like my version, so be aware that although I said in my summary that this fic would keep characters true to JK's characters, that will not be true for those characters introduced or further developed in OotP. Characters are true to JK's characters prior to OotP.
Please read to chapter 3 of Harry Potter and the Seers' Truth before deciding if you like it or not. POV is mostly Harry and Ginny. There are only a few Parvati sections.
Some of the readers have asked for a summary of what aura colors mean. Here it is:
Try doing a google search for Auras.
In general, the more colorful, cleaner and brighter the Aura, the better and more spiritually advanced is the person. Also, the more uniform the energy distribution in the Aura, the healthier and more balanced the person is.
Distribution of the energy in the Aura seems to have the potential of a powerful medical diagnostic tool, but usually requires using a complex equipment. The scope of this article is to concentrate on what we can easily see with our eyes.
Our Aura surrounds the entire body, but the interpretation of colors below relates to the Aura around the head only. Meaning of colors around the head presented below suggested in the literature has been confirmed by the author. When you learn to see Aura well, you can verify it for yourself, by concentrating on certain thoughts while watching your Aura, or telling people what their thoughts are when you see their Auras.
Usually, people have one or two dominating colors (strong points) in their Aura. These colors (or their Auric pairs) will be most likely their favorite colors.
In addition to dominant colors, the Aura reflects thoughts, feelings and desires, which appear like "flashes", "clouds" or "flames", usually further away from the head. For example a flash of orange in the Aura indicates a thought or desire to exercise power and control. Orange as a dominant color is a sign of power and general ability to control people. Quickly changing "flashes" indicate quickly changing thoughts.
Purple: indicates spiritual thoughts. Purple is never a strong point in the Aura. It appears only as temporary "clouds" and "flames", indicating truly spiritual thoughts.
vision, imagination, intuitiveness , healing Mystical, unifying, enchantment, charm and
deep spiritual understanding. High spiritual energy that can transmute lower energies.
Blue: Balanced existence, sustaining life, eased nerve system, transmitting forces and energy. People with blue strong point in their Aura are relaxed, balanced and feel ready to live in a cave and survive. They are born survivors. Blue thought is a thought about relaxing the nerve system to achieve the balance of the mind or a thought about surviving. Electric blue can override any other color in the Aura, when the person is receiving and/or transmitting information in a telepathic communication. For example Michel Desmarquet, author of "Thiaoouba Prophecy", frequently glows with the electric blue during his lectures, especially when he answers questions from the public.
peace, tranquility ,honesty Blue Depth of feeling, love,affection, communication, fulfilling
the highest ideals of unity.
spirituality ,integrity, psychic skills ancient memories, blending of blue and violet
Turquoise: indicates dynamic quality of being, highly energized personality, capable of projection, influencing other people. People with turquoise strong point in their Aura can do many things simultaneously and are good organizers. They feel bored when forced to concentrate on one thing. People love bosses with turquoise Auras, because such bosses explain their goals and influence their team rather than demand executing their commands. Turquoise thought is a thought about organizing and influencing others.
Turquoise: Love healing heart generosity
Green: restful, modifying energy, natural healing ability. All natural healers should have it. People with a green strong point in their Auras are natural healers. The stronger the green Aura, the better the healer. They also love gardening and usually have a "green hand" - anything grows for them. Being in a presence of a person with a strong and green Aura is a very peaceful and restful experience. Green thought indicates a restful state and healing.
growth, change, healing, abundance, adaptable sympathetic, takes life easy , teaching, endurance, perseverance, persistence, high self-esteem.
Dark green adaptability
Yellow/Golden: joy, freedom, non-attachment, freeing or releasing vital forces. People who glow yellow are full of inner joy, very generous and not attached to anything. Yellow halo around the head: high spiritual development. A signature of a spiritual teacher. Do not accept spiritual teachings from anyone who does not have such a yellow halo. Buddha and Christ had yellow halos extending to their arms. Today it is rare on Earth to find a person with a halo larger than 1 inch. Yellow halo appears as a result of a highly active brow chakra (which can be seen glowing with violet by many people at my workshops). Highly spiritual people stimulate the brow chakra continuously for many years, because they always have intensive spiritual thoughts in their minds. When this chakra is observed when highly active, a yellow (Auric pair) halo appears around it, surrounding the entire head. Yellow thought indicates a moment of joy and contentment.
analytical, discipline Sun, dispel evil , scientific mind ,overcomes ignorance ,artistry,
wisdom, creativity , confidence Sunny, exhilarated, mental, power, expectancy, tenacity.
Gold: Christ consciousness or Goddess energy transformation, openness. Golden may mean
spiritual knowledge or mental strength.
Orange: uplifting and absorbing. Inspiring. A sign of power. Ability and/or desire to control people. When orange becomes a strong point, it usually contributes to a yellow halo, which then becomes gold, indicating not only a spiritual teacher, but a powerful spiritual teacher, someone capable of demonstrating his/her unique abilities. Orange thought is a thought about exercising power or a desire to control people.
creativity, high aspiration , proud self sufficient, direct, high minded, restrained, ambitious not warm or sensual ,wants success rides over others, self justified, confident narrow outlook. Sacrifice Creative, artistic, expressive, fullness of experience, urge to achieve results or success.
Red: materialistic thoughts, thoughts about the physical body. Predominantly red Aura indicates passion or a materialistically oriented person.
Vitality ,life force, assertion, forcible active urges, stalwart brave, vengeful, virile ,passion, drive, endurance. Force of will, passion, vitality, desire, physical activity, excitability, anger, intensity of experience.
maroon stamina strength purpose and restraint fighting spirit warmth cooperative effort, recuperation, moodiness, selfishness Crimson optimism go getter, challenging competitive nature ,eager for success, ready to champion cause ,reckless scarlet impassioned likable spiteful, short tempered volatile vivacious
dark red anger, willpower Pink sensitivity , unconditional love ,gentleness willingness to help serves others ,easily hurt not spiteful or jealous
A red overlay is not to be confused with the actual color red in the aura. This is separate from the aura and is often seen in abused children or survivors of trauma and war.
Pink (purple+red): love (in a spiritual sense). To obtain a clean pink, you need to mix the purple (the highest frequency we perceive) with red (the lowest frequency). Pink Aura indicates that the person achieved a perfect balance between spiritual awareness and the material existence. The most advanced people have not only a yellow halo around the head (a permanent strong point in the Aura) but also a large pink Aura extending further away. The pink color in the Aura is quite rare on Earth and appears only as a temporary thought, never as a strong point in the Aura.
Meaning of Dirty colors:
(colors appearing darker than background more like a smoke than a glow)
Brown: unsettling, distracting, materialistic, negating spirituality.
BROWN/TAN: earthiness, grounded, practical
Gray: dark thoughts, depressing thoughts, unclear intentions, presence of a dark side of personality.
Sulfur/yellow-brown: (color of a mustard): pain or lack of ease, anger
White: serious disease, artificial stimulation (drugs). Why does the white color in the Aura indicate problems? White color is like a noise, rather than a set of harmonious tones (monochromatic colors). It is impossible to "tune" the noise to an orchestra playing harmonious music, hence the white Aura indicates a lack of harmony in the body and mind. Nature, which we are a part of, is harmonious. This harmony comes in discrete vibration "tones" or harmonics, partially described by the modern quantum physics.
Several hours before the death, the Aura becomes white, and greatly increases in intensity. For this reason in most cultures "death" is depicted in WHITE (not black), because in the past, people could actually see a white Aura before death.
God ,oneness Spirituality; highly evolved spiritually; motivated; incorporates qualities of all other colors.
Hidden, secretive, indicating a highly evolved individual who is capable of shielding his aura. Death.
My assessement of aura colors as found in various books and websites. Simply look up "aura colors" on a search such as to find a wealth of information.
Healers often have green, blue, or violet in the aura. Happily pregnant women run to pastels. Lovers often have a glow of rose throughout the aura. Intellectual activities can show up as yellow tones, or in some books blue tones. Violet and purple is usually a flash of color indicating a flash on insight or enlightenment, although some 'higher souls' hold the violet longer. Orange is both control and creativity. Turquoise if organizing and influential. Indigo is psychic power and honesty. Clear pure colors are indicative of stronger harmony than muddy colors. Tans and browns indicate earthiness. Red overlay indicates trauma.
Hope this helps all of you who have been confused by Samara's seeing auras. I have recently started on a sequel to this story and there is a very active group at yahoo groups. TheSeersTruth