A work I eagerly awaited was from the pen (well, keyboard) of the oft-entertaining sakurademonalchemist. Called It's in the Blood, it seemed to be the tale of a dhampir Harry Potter, his life intersecting with the Hellsing Organisation and Alucard. What I read from sakurademonalchemist's collection of sample chapters from impending stories was dark, but intriguing enough that I wanted to read more of the story. Sadly, as shown in notices in a couple of sakurademonalchemist's stories, her laptop was infected with viruses, and the chapters she had originally intended to post were lost. And even more sadly, the laptop has recently proved unsalvageable, along with any chapters on it. It's in the Blood, as sakurademonalchemist originally intended it, may never see the light of day.

However, during correspondence with sakurademonalchemist, I asked whether I might be allowed to adopt It's in the Blood, or at least adopt the initial premise. She gave me permission, though I'm taking concepts from the original, and putting my own story into place. Those who have read the first three chapters (in sakurademonalchemist's Short Story Drabbles, where she puts the initial chapters of potential Harry Potter stories, usually crossovers) will doubtless see both similarities and glaring differences. For example, I'm not writing about the cutting behaviour Harry does in those chapters, and the start of the story will be during the events in Cheddar, with the Dursleys becoming the victims of the homicidal vampire priest rather than Dementors. I may not be doing any bashing like sakurademonalchemist frequently does in her works.

Another thing that might cause controversy is that I am taking many elements of Hellsing Ultimate Abridged for this work. That isn't to say this work will be frivolous or frequently comedic, but frankly, I love the Abridged version of Alucard, and Curtis Arnott, aka Takahata101, is to be commended. For those unfamiliar with that, either watch the series, or read the brilliantly funny Harry Potter and the Endless Night by The Sage of Toads. It'll be a blend of canon Hellsing and the Abridged version.

Anyway, time for the usual disclaimers. Firstly, there will be spoilers for Harry Potter and Hellsing.

Secondly, there will be annotations. Complaints will not be tolerated.

Thirdly, this is an M-rated work, which is far from surprising, given that Hellsing is involved. Violence and horror is a given, and there will be language and disturbing themes.

Finally, the following is a fan-written work. Harry Potter and Hellsing are the property of their respective owners. Please support the official release. Otherwise, Alucard might decide to take an enthusiastic little walk nearby, and you know what happens when he goes for a walk…