For those who might be wondering, no I am not and never have been JKR nor do I plan on ever being her.
Harry Potter was depressed. The window in his small dirty room was boarded up, allowing no light to enter except for the night light and a little from underneath the door. Earlier that summer he had gotten angry at Dudly when Dudly shoved him into his Aunt's flower beds just before Petunia came outside. A severe tongue lashing followed that grievous sin and he was then forced to replant not only that whole garden, but while doing so he was forced to use his bare hands to work the hard baked soil. When Uncle Vernon arrived home from work things went down hill from there. Harry's Uncle wanted Dudly to show him how he had won his last boxing tournament using Harry as the opposing boxer. After getting hit a few times by Dudly Harry's frayed nerves snapped and his emotions ran wild along with what little magic he had left in his reserves (most of it was keeping him alive, healing his injuries and fixing his malnutrition).
The small bit of accidental magic would have been harmless if Dudly had not backed up suddenly falling on Aunt Petunia and crushing her into the floor. The floor only held for a few seconds before the added weight of Uncle Vernon, as he charged to strangle Harry, caused the three of them to fall through it into the basement. Dudly promptly fainted from the pain of a hernia and a broken hip. Uncle Vernon broke his left shin and badly sprained both wrists while moving the unconscious whale of Dudly off his wife. Aunt Petunia suffered by far the worse injuries having Dudly hall on her twice, once from the great height of 10 feet. Since Dudly weight about five times as much as Aunt Petunia it was no wonder she was in the critical care unit for a fortnight.
While his relatives were gone Harry quickly started taking as much food as he could up to his room and started barricading the door from his side in fear of his uncle. It was a good thing Harry did too as without the food he would have starved weeks ago. As soon as Uncle Vernon got home he boarded up the outside of the door and as well as the window. Harry was just glad that Hedwig was out hunting instead of boarded up with him.
Harry curled up in his bed the night before he turned sixteen and wondered with as much anger as his sleep and food deprived body could muster was why the Order had not come when the third day had passed. He would have thought that at least one of them would have checked on him, Tonks or Moody should have been willing to bend the rules and check on him even if Dumbledore forbid it.
Harry Potter woke up the morning of his sixteenth birthday to a gorgeous day. His window was open and the bright July sun was streaming in. As his brain fuzzily started to wake up the sun continued to slowly crawl across his face. When the sun reached his eyes and they started to sting from the unaccustomed light he finally realized that this was not a dream. Looking around painfully slowly he noticed that the missing boards from the window were not the only change that had been made.
The walls, floor, and ceiling looked better than they had when they were brand new. The rickety dresser, damaged desk, and broken chair were all fixed and polished till they show with new life. Suddenly he heard a soft hoot. With a look of pure fear mixed with unbearable hope Harry looked at where Hedwig's perch stood. With a cry of gladness Harry leapt from his bed to go to her. Or at least he tried to, between his weakened state and the fact that his bed was now a Queen size with thick blankets caused him to land on the floor head first.
Harry growled in frustration at being tangled up in blankets that had not been there the night before when he had fallen asleep and half shouted, "stupid blankets, go away!!!" When to his surprise he heard a SNAP and they did. Getting up off the floor in a much slower manner Harry put the strange incident with the Blankets out of his mind as it was focused solely on one thing. Getting to his First and Best friend Hedwig. It had been almost five weeks since Harry had last seen Hedwig and he had worried constantly for her. As Harry stood Hedwig softly flew over to him and landed on his shoulder and started cooing to him while he petted her slowly.
Harry's mind was churning as his eyes darted around the newly remade room, wondering what in the world had taken place. It was then that he noticed that there was no door. Where the door had been was now a nice picture of a Pod of Hunchback Whales swimming in the ocean. Every once and a while one would surface. The picture was as amazing as the rest of the room as it let a nice sea breeze and Harry could hear the Whales singing.
After Harry decided that the door really was gone and that yes he still was at number 4 Privet Dr. (he looked out the window to check), he started to look around the room more carefully. On his desk was a large envelope bearing the official seal of Gringotts. As Harry opened the letter another fell out of it. This one bore the seal of the goblin government. Bewildered by the letter's presence he decided to deal with the Bank first.
There were three letters from Gringotts. The first read as follows:
HARRY J. POTTER
LIQUID CAPITAL:782 mil.
INVESTED CAPITAL:91,899 mil.
Stocks:25,001 mil. in Goblin businesses
52,411 mil. in Non-Human/Goblin businesses
13,562 mil. in Human businesses
POTTER FAMILY HIDE-A-WAY's value cannot be added to the total do to the fact that it cannot be sold.
Please sign below if you desire to change nothing in the Potter Family Affairs:
Head of Potter Family Finances,
p.s. Please respond as soon as possible, if you wish ask for a meeting and I will come to discuss your options with you before you sign.
p.p.s. You are required to Hire no less than five personal body guards within the week as the Head of The Potter Family.
Harry stared at the letter in astonishment. The goblin was offering to come to him and was offering to help him with his finances. That did not seam like typical Goblin behavior. Oh well, the next letter:
HARRY J. POTTER
Please put a drop of your blood on the paper where it states your name.
Goblin Security Chief
Harry worried about this. He knew that there were hundreds of ways that if this letter was malicoius his blood could be used against him. After a moments indecision Harry cut his finger and let one drop of his blood fall onto the letter. The letter blanked almost immidiatly. Staring at the now blank piece of parchment Harry could just hear what Hermione or Moody would have to say about his lack of caution. Then, just as he was about to move on to the next letter, words started forming on the page.
HARRY J. POTTER
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF SIRIUS BLACK
I, SIRIUS (Head of the Black Family) make HARRY J. POTTER my HEIR and leave everything to HIM. HARRY J. POTTER will be HARRY J. POTTER-BLACK (the Black Family Head).
I, SIRIUS lay three conditions upon the BLACK FAMILY HEAD:
1st: the BLACK and POTTER fortunes shall be kept separate.
2nd: that HARRY J. POTTER-BLACK may not leave the BLACK fortune to the same HEIR as the POTTER FORTUNE so that the BLACK FAMILY may live to be redeemed.
3rd: That there be several charity foundations to be chaired by the BLACK FAMILY HEAD founded using no less than 10 of the total Liquid Capital of THE BLACK FAMILY FORTUNE at the time HARRY J. POTTER-BLACK takes control.
LIQUID CAPITAL:26,698 mil.
INVESTED CAPITAL:17,913 mil.
Stocks:17,566 mil. in Human businesses
Note: One property is under fidelius Charm by one Albus Dumbledore
Note: One property is under fidelius Charm by one Narcissa BLACK Malfoy
Please sign below if you desire to change nothing in the Black Family Affairs:
Head of Black Family Finances,
p.s.Both the Lestrange and the Malfoy families failed to fulfill the marriage contract in multiple ways. This leaves 2 options, you can do one or both:
1.Sue - Malfoy: 500 mil. galloons cash and 2,100 mil. galloons worth investments to be chosen by you or double chosen by them
Sue - Lestrange: 1,000 mil. galloons cash and 4,200 mil. galloons worth of investments to be chosen by you or double chosen by them.
2.Break the marriage contracts causing both Narcissa and Bellatrix to become Blacks once more and become your wards.
p.p.s.You are required to Hire no less than five personal body guards within the week as the Head of The Black Family.
Harry's head was spinning, at the amount of money he now knew that he controlled. Blinking a few times he noticed the p.s. on the second letter again. He wondered why Narcissa and Bellatrix would be wards, especially since they were well past the age of adulthood. He resolved to ask either Smicklehook about it when they meet or wait and ask Hermione the next chance he had. He smirked in glee at the thought of Draco's face when he found out that his mother might become his ward.
Harry wondered what on earth could be in the third letter. Slowly he opened it. Out of the envelope fell a small piece of paper the size of a muggle business card. Turning it over he read the card face.
HARRY J. POTTER-BLACK
This is a portkey that will take you to Gringotts at noon any of the following seven days after you first touch it.
Head of Black Family Finances,
Goblin Security Chief,
Head of Potter Family Finances,
Harry looked at this clock and saw that it was just after seven. He still had a few hours then before noon. He wondered if he should just go, owl the order to tell them he is going, or ask the order if he should go. He decided to owl Neville just before he left telling him a summary. He figured he would send Neville a copy of the letters and ask for his company at Gringotts when he went. Neville was a Heir to old family as well and might be able to help him out some.
Harry still had the letter from the Goblin Government to read so he picked it up to open. Harry was dying to know what in the world would cause the Goblin Government to send him a letter. He had a feeling that this letter was going to complicate his life quite a bit. It did.
HARRY J. POTTER-BLACK
This letter is to inform you that you are an honorary Goblin do to the actions an ancestor of yours. Do to this fact your family has been able to invest in Goblin businesses as well. We, the Goblin Government would like to extend to you the post of Ambassador to the Human Ministry. This position has been empty for 379 years when it was last held by another member of your family. This would make you immune to almost all Ministry sanctions and laws, but you would be held fully accountable by Goblin law. If you accept please sign with your blood below:
King of British Goblin Monarchy
After thinking about it he decided to wait on this as well until he was able to speak with Crawcroock and Smicklehook first. He thought it sounded good, but Harry wanted to know more about it first. Unnoticed by him the cut he made in his finger still had some blood on it and a few drops got on the parchment without him noticing as he set it aside.
Before folding up the letters and putting them away, Harry copied them out and sent the copies to Neville around 11:00 am. Harry hoped that Neville would be able to get to Gringotts to meet him. He felt that he was going to need the support of his friend for this meeting.