I'm back with the story everybody has been waiting for. I'm writing and posting this one as I go so chapters may take some time. As of right now I'm a chapter ahead of what I posting.
As always I will post my stories here first.
This is my fourth story in the A Summers at Hogwarts series. If you haven't read the first three you might want to before reading this one.
This fic takes place in an Alternate Universe which means I screwed with both time lines.
This story takes place in Buffy and Oliver's seventh year. It's Harry's third year. This is basically my version of Prisoner of Azkaban.
Disclaimer: I don't own the Buffy characters or the Harry Potters ones. They are own by Joss and JK Rowling.
Summary: Sirius Black escapes from Prison turning Harry and Buffy's life into more chaos than usually.
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Buffy Summers had been enjoying her summer vacation so far. She, Harry, Oliver, Xander, and Willow had spent two months showing Harry how fun summer could be. They had taken Harry to various amusement parks and other places of fun. It was now one month before school started which meant it was Harry's birthday. Buffy had made sure that Harry felt special. Harry had had breakfast in bed and then got to open the presents Buffy and the others had gotten him. Buffy and the gang then went to Diagon Alley to buy school supplies for the upcoming year. They had all gone over to Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor and Harry was given free sundaes to celebrate his birthday. After getting everything they needed they floo powder back to the house.
"Giles! We're back!"
Buffy called out to the empty house. She received no answer and the group began to move cautiously through the house. They split up in to two teams. Xander and Willow would check the upstairs, while Buffy, Harry, and Oliver checked the downstairs. After checking several of the rooms the trio moved toward the library.
"I think I hear some noise coming from the library." Harry, Buffy and Oliver with caution opened the door.
"SURPRISE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY!"
Harry had been shocked. The library had been decorated with balloons and streamers. All of his friends and family were there wishing him a happy birthday. The whole Weasley family was there with the exception of Bill. Hermione and her parents were standing next to Giles, McGonagall, Willow, and Xander. He saw Hagrid, Dumbledore, and several of his Gryffindor classmates standing by the wall.
"Happy Birthday Harry." Buffy said as she and Oliver led him into the room.
"This is for me?"
Harry asked not believing his eyes. No one had ever given him a party to celebrate his birthday before.
"Everybody should celebrate their birthday with a party at least once Harry."
Oliver said as he clapped Harry on the back. Harry went up to Ron and Hermione.
"Happy Birthday Harry!"
"Hermione! I thought you were going to France. Ron! I thought you and your family were going to see Bill in Egypt?"
"We did but when Buffy sent out the invitation we knew we had to be here for your party."
"I can't believe you two kept this from me." He said laughing slightly.
Harry had received many wonderful gifts. From Ron he was given a pocket sized Sneakoscope. Hermione had given him a Broomstick Servicing kit, which included a jar of Fleetwood's High-Finish Handle Polish, a pair of Tail-Twig clippers, a compass to clip onto your broom and a Handbook of Do-it-Yourself Broom care. Hagrid had given him a book called The Monster Book of Monsters. Now they were singing Happy Birthday to him. The candles on the cake were lit as Harry made a wish and blew them out. His wish had been that no trouble be falls them at Hogwarts. As the cake was being cut Buffy heard a tapping on the window. She moved to open the window. The light brown owl lifted its leg and Buffy took the note off. Giving it one of Goliath's owl treats it flew off to return to whence it came. Giles, Oliver, and a few of the other teachers noticed that Buffy had paled slightly. Recovering quickly Buffy slipped the note in her pocket and rejoined the party. She went over to her fiancée and took his hand. Oliver was about to ask her what the note was about but she mouthed the words "Later." Buffy wasn't going to ruin the first birthday party Harry had ever had.
"Did you save some for us?" Buffy asked trying to sound cheerful.
"Of course. Here you go." Harry handed Buffy two pieces of chocolate cake. "Who sent you an owl?"
"It was just a note from Sam, Kendra's watcher. It's nothing to worry about."
Buffy handed Oliver the other plate and took a bite of her cake. She really loved Mrs. Wood's cake.
"Happy Birt'day Harry."
Ron, Harry, Hermione, Buffy, and Oliver turned to see Hagrid the giant coming their way.
"Thank you Hagrid. I was curious about why you gave me a book that could bite my hand off?" Hagrid chuckled at what Harry had asked.
"It's for ya Care of Magical creatures class. I'll be your instructor tis year."
"That's great Hagrid. You're going to make a great teacher. I know I learned a lot from you."
Buffy had said with a huge smile. The group sat and talked about the coming year before someone had mentioned Quidditch and they went to the field out back.
The next morning Buffy had gotten up extremely early. She had carefully moved from out of Oliver's embrace pretty sure she hadn't slept at all. Thoughts of the letter that had arrived were plaguing her. Taking a shower and getting dressed Buffy went downstairs and got the morning's wizarding paper. She took a seat on the couch. The headline of the paper caught her eye.
BLACK STILL AT LARGE
Sirius Black, possibly the most infamous prisoner ever to be held in Azkaban fortress, is still eluding capture, the Ministry of Magic confirmed today.
"We are doing all we can to recapture Black," said the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, this morning, "and we beg the magical community to remain calm."
Fudge has been criticized by some members of the International Federation of Warlocks for informing the Muggle Prime Minister of the crisis.
"Well, really, I had to, don't you know," said an irritable Fudge. "Black is mad. He's a danger to anyone who crosses him, magic or Muggle. I have the Prime Ministers assurance that he will not breathe a word of Blacks' true identity to anyone. And let's face it-who'd believe him if he did?"
While Muggles have been told that Black is carrying a gun (a kind of metal wand that Muggles use to kill each other), the magical community lives in fear of a massacre like that of twelve years ago, when Black murdered thirteen people with a single curse.
That was the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back. With the news she had gotten from Sam and the threat of yet another killer out there. How many more people would have to die? Several tears began to trickle down her face and she wiped them away frantically upon hearing footsteps.
"Buffy?" She turned her head toward the voice. "Why are you crying? Does it have something to do with that letter you received?"
A disheveled Harry came down the stairs. Buffy could see that he was worried about her. He took a seat by her on the couch.
"Harry? What are you doing up so early?"
"Don't think you're going to distract me? Why are you crying?"
"You have to be careful Harry. There's a murderer on the loose by the name Sirius Black. Read this."
Harry read through the article and knew that there was more to Buffy's mood.
"There's something else isn't there?"
"Yes, you're right. There is more. Kendra was killed two days ago by two vampires Angelus and Druscilla."
"Angelus? Where have I heard that name before? That was the vampire Hermione researched for extra credit in DADA. He's the vampire that has a soul right? Do you know what happened?"
"Sam wrote that they snapped her neck and left her body where he could find it."
Buffy couldn't hold the tears back any longer. Her heart poured out for Kendra. Harry didn't know what to say. He had never met Kendra but the others had talked a lot about her. Doing the only thing he could he held her and let her cry on his shoulder. Neither one of them heard the footsteps rushing down the stairs.
"Harry? Buffy? What's wrong?" Oliver, Giles, Willow, Xander, and McGonagall had heard her crying and came downstairs to see what was wrong.
"That owl Buffy received was from Sam. Kendra's dead."
Harry told them. The last part came out barely above a whisper. Willow, Xander, Giles, and Oliver all had stricken looks on their faces. Xander held Willow as she began to cry. Oliver moved to help comfort Buffy as McGonagall held onto Giles.
Giles finally managed to ask. Harry was about to tell him but Buffy stopped him. Wiping at her tears she finally managed to tell them what happened.
"Sam thinks that they may be coming after me next, and to top it off did you see the front page. Sirius Black escaped from Azkaban." McGonagall gasped at the mention of Black's name.
"Who is he Professor?" Harry asked.
"He an evil wizard who was sent to Azkaban for killing thirteen people with one spell. He's a supporter of You-Know-Who. I'll need to speak to Dumbledore soon."
The group sat quietly mourning the loss of a close friend and fellow slayer.