Chapter 5 Is here!
A lot of the reviews comment on how weak the Potters reason was for sending Harry away, and how I destroyed the excuse myself by adding Ellizabeth. One of the main reasons for adding Elizabeth to the story was infact to utterly destroy what little credibility there reason had. Because I wanted it to be clear that that was only an excuse... not the real reason. The real one won't be mentioned until later but it is hinted at in this chapter. (Only slightly)
The Potters told everyone the Jealousy reason to maintain there reputation. They then told Will that they sent Harry away because they thought he was a squib (Not True). The Longbottoms are perfectly fine (they weren't attacked by Death Eaters.)
Harry Potter and The Long Lost Family
Hogwarts Express and the Sorting Hat
Harry calmly walked through the wall between Platforms Nine and Platforms Ten, into Platform nine and three quarters.
I wonder they don't call it Platform Nine and a Half, he thought.
As he looked around, he was amazed at the sight that meet his eyes. A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform packed with people. A sign hangs overhead saying Hogwarts Express 11 o'clock.
As he looked around, there was a boy, around his age, round-faced and slightly fat. He was complaining to his Grandmother, who looked exasperated, about having lost his toad.
In another part of the platform, a boy with dreadlocks (a pair of red-head twins called him Lee) was surrounded by a large crowd, who seemed to be asking him to lift the lid of a box he was holding.
Out of it poked a long and hair leg, probably belonged to a Tarantula. The sight of the leg caused several people to scream in fear.
Near the Hogwarts express, Harry saw the people he hated the most… the Potters.
He tried to ignore them as he went onto the express but couldn't help but overhear them.
Lily Potter, was apparently very sad at having her son leave her. She wasn't very reluctant to send Me away, he thought angrily.
"Now take care, William," she said, her voice muffled by tears. "Don't get into trouble and stay safe."
"Also, don't forget to use the You-Know-What, It and him to cause mischief!" Said James, "Remember to start the next Generation of the Marauders!"
"He'll do no such thing!" she shrieked, "You'll focus on your studies! If you aren't top student this year… Your grounded all summer!"
"I won't even need to try!" Boasted William, then he whispered low enough that Harry barely heard, "After all the extra training Professor Dumbledore gave me… I'll easily be top student!"
This seemed to make his parents happier as they smiled at him softly and said in unison, "We'll miss you."
As William turned to move towards the express, he was stopped by his father, who had a strange expression on his face.
"Your brother, Harry is attending Hogwarts this year," he began slowly, "Try to stay away from him… He's obviously going to be Jealous of you. For you fame. He's… dangerous."
Harry was shocked when he heard this. Judging from her expression, Lily Potter was extremely upset by this news, but not surprised. She also had a strangely resigned expression.
James had an angry expression, similar to what Vernon had when McGonagall claimed I was a wizard. Mixing into that expression was an unnatural amount of hatred.
William seemed surprised by his father's declaration.
"What do you mean by that!" he replied angrily, "Why should I fear my almost squib brother!"
By this point he was whispering furiously.
"You cast him of… because his magic power was weak! He is no threat to me! If he tries anything he'll be tied up and dangling fifty foot in the air!"
By this point, Harry's shock was turning into anger, at James Potter, for his stupidly ignorant comment. Lily Potter, for her acceptance of the previously mentioned stupid comment and most of all… Will Potter for his arrogance.
For once, neither James nor Lily looked confident with their son. It was at that moment. That he knew that the reason for his sending of to the Dursley's was more complex than it seemed.
Harry furiously marched off to the end of the train, where he sat angrily and shut the door of the compartment noisily behind him. Harry angrily pulled out Curses and Counter-Curses and started casting curses furiously at the wall in front. It was almost fifteen minutes later when Harry calmed down, by that point, a toad had somehow entered the compartment, and the wall had grown several antlers, spewing slugs out of small holes and had several tooth shaped segments sticking out of it.
So Harry started carefully practicing the counter-curses until he managed to repair most of the damage (the wall still had several wooden 'tooth' sticking out).
It was at that point in time that the round faced boy he'd seen before (Neville, as his Gran had called him) came and asked about his toad.
Neville slumped into a seat after Harry gave Trevor over to him and called for someone called Hermione. A few seconds later, a girl wearing her Hogwarts robe strode in. She had long bushy brown hair and rather large front teeth.
As soon as she saw the toad she sat down next to Neville and looked and him, before saying in a bossy voice, "Hello! I'm Hermione Granger. Nobody in my family has magic at all, so it was a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased. I mean it is the best school of witchcraft there is… so, who are you?"
"I'm Harry Potter."
At this, both of them were shocked and stared at him.
"Are you related to that arrogant little monster William Potter?" she questioned in an angry manner.
"Yes," replied Harry quietly. "He is the twin brother I've never met."
"W-wait a s-second!" Stuttered Neville, "no one's ever said a-anything about him having a b-brother."
"Because they thought I was a squib… Also they were afraid I'd be jealous of William and his training" Harry replied calmly, "so they sent me to my Muggle aunt and uncle."
At least that was what they told everyone. But I'm starting to think it was something else, though Harry.
After that the conversations turned to happier topics. Where Neville and Hermione each discussed different topics while Harry listened and added his input when it was needed.
Hermione's detailed description of how a space ship worked and how Armstrong went to the moon was interrupted by the arrival of the trolley that sold wizarding sweets. Harry practically leapt forward and bought a little bit of everything.
Harry sat devouring the sweets as he shared some of them with Neville and Hermione.
Hermione's disapproving glare was creeping him out as she went into a bossy lecture about caring for his teeth (apparently her parents were dentists) the lecture only lasted until he stuffed a few sugar quills into her mouth.
After that, she seemed totally besotted by their taste and ate through them almost as fast as he did.
As he rested contentedly. He wondered why his father had seemed… terrified of him when he was warning William about him. Harry swore that he would, someday, find out.
James and Lily sat in the Head of Family's study at Potter manor, looking at a picture of the first head of house Potter's younger brother. Caligo Potter, he unlike the rest of his family, had flame red hair, instead of the normal black. It was still ruffled. His eyes also glowed a daunting red, he was too tall to be normal with bulging muscles along his arms, even in the normal muggle picture he looked terribly intimidating.
"Do you think William will be okay?" Questioned Lily softly, "With him at Hogwarts."
James looked at her confidently, "we knew this would come," he said. "We prepared him for it. If he ever threatens our child. He'll be killed before he could even touch his wand."
"James! How could you be so confident!" Shouted Lily in despair, "you know how much of a threat he is! Even with Dumbledore's training… I'm not sure it'll be enough."
"Of course it will be! He's our son! He has your talent in Potions, Charms and all things theoretical and my talents in Transfiguration and Defense against the Dark Arts."
Unfortunately, this didn't seem to calm her at all. One thing sure in her mind. Her son was not yet ready to face such a threat on his own.
Harry, Neville and Hermione were led along with the rest of the first years into boats by a giant man named Hagrid, the same one Harry saw in Gringotts.
The three friends all hoped onto a boat with another first year called Terry Boot. The trip across the lake was short. It reached its climax when the castle appeared to them.
It was perched atop a mountain on the other side of the lake. Its windows sparkling in the starry sky, it was a vast castle with many turrets and towers.
When they reached the other side, Hagrid the giant checked on all the students before knocking on the door three times.
It was opened by Professor McGonagall.
She took them into the entrance hall, it was so big you could have fitting the Dursleys' house in it. The ceiling was too high to make out, and a magnificent marble staircase facing them led to the upper floors.
She showed them into a small room of the hall.
"Welcome to Hogwarts," said McGonagall. "The start of term banquet will start shortly. But before that, you will be sorted into your houses. The sorting ceremony is very important because while you are here. Your house will be something like your family within Hogwarts. You will have classes with the rest of your house, sleep in the house dormitories, spend your free time in the house common room. The four houses are Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. Each house has its own noble history and has produced many outstanding witches and wizards. While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn house points, while any rule braking will lose house points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the House Cup, a great honor. I hope each of you will be a credit to whichever house becomes yours. The sorting ceremony will take place in front of the entire school. I suggest you smarten yourselves up before then."
Her eyes lingered on Weasley's smudged nose, Nevillle robe, William and Harry's hair before she swept out of the room.
As soon as she left, rumors about the sorting started spreading, William was claiming that they would have to fight a dark lord, Ronald was insisting that it was a troll not a dark lord. Hermione was going over all the spells she knew and Neville was become more panicked the more he listened to Hermione.
McGonagall came in a few minutes later and lead them to the great hall. It was even larger than the entrance hall, it was lit by thousands of candles that floated above the four house tables. The ceiling, he knew was charmed to look like the sky, which was amazing in Harry's opinion.
McGonagall placed a frayed and dirty hat over a four legged stool. The hat twitched, before a large hole appeared in the middle of it – a mouth – and it started singing:
Oh, you many not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you could find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head
The sorting hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patients Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve there ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands (though I have none)
For I'm a thinking cap!
The entire school starting clapping and cheering. After they quieted down, McGonagall started called out names.
Abbot, Hannah – Hufflepuff
Bones, Susan - Hufflepuff
Boot, Terry – Ravenclaw
Brocklehurst, Mandy – Ravenclaw
Brown, Lavender – Gryffindor
Bulstrode, Millicent – Slytherin
Finch-Fletchley, Justin – Hufflepuff
Finnegan, Seamus – Gryffindor
Granger, Hermione – Gryffindor
Harry heard Ron and William both groan loudly when they heard that
Longbottom, Neville – Gryffindor.
After a while, Malfoy's name was called and he swaggered arrogantly. The Hat shouted 'Slytherin!" before it even touched his head.
After a while, came Harry's turn as McGonagall shouted,
As he stepped forward nervously, the rest of the people in the hall started whispering loudly.
"Potter, did she say?"
"No, maybe a family member."
"Hmm," he heard a small voice say in his mind, "Plenty of courage, I see. Loyal as well. And cunning when you need to be. An excellent mind to, smart and Hard Working. Hmm, very difficult. Well, I suppose you'll be – GRYFFINDOR!"
The last part was yelled out loud for the hall to hear. He could almost feel Ron and William glaring at him as he sat at the Gryffindor table next to Hermione and across from Neville.
The hat sat on his head for almost two minutes, in which Will's face was getting paler and pale.
"Slytherin!" Yelled the hat, this caused the entire hall to grow quiet with shock. Apparently, no one had expected the Boy-Who-Lived to get into Slytherin.
William's face had become a deep angry red he threw the hat roughly on the ground, causing it to yelp indignantly.
"NO!" bellowed William, "I'm the Boy-Who-Lived! The Chosen One! You can't send me with those slimy snakes! Dumbledore, I insist that you do something! There was obviously a mistake! They'll kill me in my sleep to avenge their Master!"
He's pleas fell on deaf ears and mocking laughter from the Slytherins as the Slytherin sixth year perfect came and dragged over to the table and shoved him next to Draco Malfoy, who smiled sinisterly at him.
This seemed to snap everyone out of their shock as angry and shocked whispers started spreading through the tables. The loudest of all was the Gryffindor table, who were loudly insisting that there must have been a mistake as there was no way the Boy-Who-Lived was a 'slimy snake'.
The rest of the feast was subdued and they were sent to their dorm rooms after a warning about the third floor corridor. They were led to the Portrait of the fat lady, where Percy said the password, "Mimblewibble," then the portrait swung aside and they all entered. The only three in the entire house who weren't shocked or sad about Potter were Harry, Neville and Hermione.
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