Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Shadow
All minor characters copyright JK Rowling, all major characters copyright Grim Reaper/Superspy, Schizwolf, and Cat Demon.
I yawned widely as I sorted through the mail. Most of it, as usual, wasn't addressed to me. Typical. There was only one envelope with my name on it today, so, as I walked inside, I handed my mom the remaining mail and left mine on my bed to open later.
After I finished all of my homework, I sliced open the seal on the back of the envelope and proceeded to pull out the letter. However, I put it aside and looked instead at the empty envelope sitting innocently on my bed. Why was there a purple wax seal anyway? I gazed at the seal. A lion, a badger, an eagle, and a snake were standing around a large "H". What did this mean? Was this some kind of CC joke? If so, what was the relevance of the "H"? Besides that, why would anyone go to all that trouble to get parchment? I laid the envelope down musingly and picked up the letter. Maybe the letter would explain some sort of magical occurence, implying that I was gifted in the magical dark arts. That did make sense, after all. I unfolded the letter.
Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chief Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confederation of Wizards) Dear Ms. Krumbein,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find an enclosed list of all nessecary books and equipment. Term begins on September 1. We await your owl no later than July 31.
Yours sincerely, Minerva McGonagall,
"Ookay..." I thought nonchalantly. This is definitely a CC exclusive prank. I wonder if Cat Demon had anything to do with this. I walked toward my phone to call her, but suddenly heard a loud moo. I shrank into the floor in surprise. What was Interdimensional Cow doing in my room? My phone mooed again. I shook my head in relief, and picked up the phone. Thank goodness it wasn't Cow. Unfortunately, It was Nemari.
"Grim reaper, what did you do?!" she exclaimed as soon as I said hello. "I got this prank letter about a school for witches. I'm not a witch!"
"I know that, Nemari!" I exclaimed angrily. "I got one too, so it wasn't from me, and stop calling me Grim Reaper!"
"Oh." I mocked. "Really, what if my mom heard you call me that? I could lose all my powers!"
"I think we should call Cat Demon. She probably sent it."
"Ok. I'll hold."
I pressed flash and dialed Cat Demon's number. As it rang, I pressed flash again. Nemari was back on the line, and there was a small, almost indistinguishable click as Cat Demon picked up. "Hello, this is SuperSpy," I called.
"Hi," responded Cat Demon confusedly. "Any reason you called?"
"Yeah," interrupted Nemari, "we both got letters for some whacky school called Hogwarts. Know anything about it?"
"No," replied Cat Demon. "I would have asked you the same question if you hadn't called me first. ...Nemari, is that you?"
"The one and only fire goddess," she replied. "Well, I guess we're down to Schizwolf, Morphing Bunny, Zombie King, and Ferret Angel."
"I doubt your sister would bother using the mailbox to send you the letter, Nemari," I countered, "and I don't think it's like Ferret Angel to send something like that. I wouldn't put it past Schizwolf or Zombie King to pull something like this, though."
"You don't trust Zombie King?" wondered Nemari. "Why not?"
"Oh, he actually sent me something like this before, though it was a lot more obvious. If this is a prank, whoever made these really wants us to believe them."
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