What If Had Harry Had Said

Chapter 4

A/N: This chapter has been a long time coming, but it is the first half of Goblet of Fire. The second half will be in Chapter Five. Also, I would like to note that I will be posting the first chapter to my new story next Tuesday. I expect to keep a one chapter a week posting schedule, but things tend to interfere, so I can only promise to do my best. As always the page numbers are from the American paperback versions, and reviews are appreciated.

This excerpt begins on page 32. It begins with the scene where Vernon is attempting to remember Mrs. Weasley.

"Dumpy sort of woman?" he growled finally. "Load if children with red hair?"

Harry snorted, "That's a little over the top considering the fact that Dudley weighs more than the entire Weasley family."

This excerpt begins on p. 45. It is set when the Weasleys come through the Floo network into the Dursley's living room.

"Well," said Mr. Weasley, swinging his arms slightly, while he tried to find words to break the very nasty silence. "Very----- erm--- very nice place you've got here."

Harry chuckled to himself as he surveyed the Dursley's normally spotless living room and muttered, "It's certainly seen better days."

This excerpt begins on p. 49. It is set after Dudley's tongue inflates up.

"Now really!" said Mr. Weasley angrily, brandishing his wand. "I'm trying to help."

Harry laughed out loud as he walked toward the fireplace, "You would be better off leaving them, Mr. Weasley. They aren't worth the effort."

This excerpt begins on p. 54. It is set after begins yelling at Fred and George about the Ton-Tongue Toffee incident.

Harry and Ron edged out of the kitchen and they, Hermione, and Ginny set off along the narrow hallway and up the rickety staircase that zigzagged through the house to the upper stories, when Harry reached over and took Ginny's hand, which caused her to turn bright red once again before asking, "So, how has the most beautiful young lady at Hogwarts been enjoying her summer?"

Ginny's breath seemed to catch before she managed to stammer, "A-A-Are y-you talking t-to me?"

Harry waved his hand around, "Do you see anyone else that fits the description?"

Hermione put her hands on her hips and pursed her lips before saying, "What am I? Chopped liver?"

Harry turned away from Ginny for a moment and pointed at Ron, "Telling you that you're beautiful is his job, not mine." Then, he continued up the stairs hand in hand with Ginny, leaving Ron and Hermione to gape after him.

The excerpt begins p. 67. It begins as Ginny and Hermione enter the kitchen the morning before the Quidditch World Cup.

There were footsteps down the passageway and Hermione and Ginny came into the kitchen, both looking pale and drowsy.

"Why do we have to be up so early?" Ginny said, rubbing her eyes and sitting down at the table.

Harry goggled as he looked at Ginny and smiled, "Wow!" How exactly do you manage to be so indescribably beautiful this early in the morning?"

Ginny flushed with pleasure as her brother crowed at the unexpected remark from Harry.

This excerpt begins on p. 89. It is set as Percy begins to talk about Mr. Crouch.

"Mr. Crouch?" said Percy, suddenly abandoning his look of poker stiff disapproval and positively writhing with excitement. "He speaks over two hundred! Mermish and Gobbledegook and Troll…"

"Anyone can speak Troll, " said Fred dismissively. "All you have to do is point and grunt."

Harry laughed as he nudged Ron and Hermione, "That must be why Crabbe and Goyle don't understand what's going on around them. We haven't been speaking Troll." Ron and Hermione laughed lightly at Harry's joke.

This excerpt begins on p. 125. It is set as Ron comments that elves are happy.

"It's people like you, Ron," Hermione begin hotly, "who prop up rotten and unjust systems, just because they're too lazy to---"

Harry interrupted, "Hermione, shut up. We've got more important things to worry about than listening to you gripe about something you don't understand."

This excerpt begins on p. 150. It is set after Harry agrees to go play Quidditch with Ron.

Hermione left the room, muttering something that sounded very much like "Boys."

Harry snorted and called after her, "What about you, Miss My answer to everything is go read a book about it. We all deal with things out own way. You know for someone who preaches tolerance, you're surprisingly single minded."

Harry turned and walked away to get his Firebolt leaving Hermione spluttering in indignation.

This excerpt begins on p 267. It is set as Hagrid begins walking towards the castle with Madame Maxime.

"He fancies her!" said Ron incredulously. "Well, if they end up having children, they'll be setting a world record--- bet any baby of theirs would weigh about a ton."

Harry chuckled, "No kidding. I know Hagrid is my friend, but that would have to be the ugliest baby on the face of the Earth."

This excerpt begins on p. 287. It is set during Ron and Harry's argument over Harry putting his name in the Goblet of Fire.

"Yeah, okay," said Ron, in exactly the same skeptical tone as Cedric. "Only you said this morning you'd have done it last night, and no one would've seen you…. I'm not stupid, you know."

Harry snorted, "If you're not stupid, then you must be a consummate actor, because you've managed to convince every professor in this school that you're a dumb ass."