Insanity (or my muse: they're not so different) strikes again. I am embarking on a third crossover between Final Fantasy IX and Harry Potter. This one, however, is somewhat different. Both of my stories so far involve a younger Harry getting caught up in events. Both times, he (or she, as was the case in Amethyst and Garnet, being one of my few female Harry stories) was a summoner. The entry points into the plots of the game were different too, but relatively early on.
But I had this weird notion of Harry entering Terra, and ending up with Mikoto, Zidane's 'sister'. I dunno why exactly, only that it would be interesting. And it's certainly an unusual ship. I like doing ships between Harry and less-developed characters in the Final Fantasy games, like with Ultimecia in Ultimecia's Knight, or with Mjrn in Nitimur in Vetitum. It allows me to develop said characters beyond what they were given in the story. And this will also give a different perspective on both Terra and Garland. Harry will oppose Garland's plans when he realises what they truly mean, but we will see Garland in a slightly more sympathetic light than he is portrayed as in the game.
I will be tinkering with some of the facts of the game. Mikoto will be 15 by the events of the game, and will have had her soul for about that length of time. The Ultimania suggests otherwise, and most of the facts about how Terra and Gaia's destinies became intertwined will come from that work, via the Final Fantasy Wiki. I will note down some of these changes or things that aren't as apparent in the game to clarify.
Anyway, time for the usual disclaimers. First, there will be spoilers for Harry Potter and Final Fantasy IX. You have been warned.
Secondly, as usual for my works, there will be a lot of annotations. I am sick of people complaining about them, so I say to you, if you don't like them, shut up, or get out.
Finally, the following is a fan-written work. Harry Potter and Final Fantasy IX are the properties of their respective owners. Please support the official release. Otherwise, Garland will remove your soul.