Ah! My Witches
Ah! My Witches (Though
Some Previously Could Not Be Considered "Witches" )
By Kira Ashkelon
((Kira commentary: Okay, this is really
random because I'm a major Oh! My Goddess fanatic, but it can't
really be considered a crossover, so here it is. It's also the
very first fanfic I ever wrote, so please be nice! ^_^; ))
He was gone. Finally he was gone.
Narcissa Malfoy never shed a tear as Lucius
walked out. She even tried, but to no avail. They had almost
been married for seventeen years. Their only child, Draco, would
be starting his fifth year at Hogwarts in a month. She was so
glad he didn't ask to follow his father. Many times he acted
very much like Lucius, but he always treated his mother well.
Her heart leapt as the doorbell chimed.
"Oh, please don't be coming back..." she thought anxiously,
glancing at the clock. It as nearly midnight. "Who else
would be here this late?" she sighed as she opened the door.
It wasn't Lucius. It was worse.
"Good evening, Lady Malfoy,"
came the high-pitched, bone-chilling greeting.
"Lord V... Voldemort... I apologize,
but Lucius isn't here, and most likely won't-"
"That is not my concern, it is irrelevant
whether he is here or not. I need a place to stay, and I know
you can keep a secret. You will be more than willing to let me
stay, won't you, Lady Narcissa?"
A thousand thoughts raced through her
mind, all of which concerned Draco. Though his father had been
dealing with Voldemort for years, Draco had never met him. She
had no idea how he would react.
"Of course, My Lord. Anything I
can do to serve you."
With a grin, he stepped into the house
and shut the door behind him.
One week later....
sat at the Malfoy's dinner table in the fairly large dining hall,
bent over three different potions books and a few spells and incantations.
To the far right, now about a meter out of reach, was an untouched
cup of hot tea Narcissa had brought to him about two hours before.
Draco peered through the door behind Voldemort.
This guest in his house was the only one who ever intimidated
him. His mother was busy cleaning Voldemort's room while he worked.
Now that Lucius Malfoy had left, Draco's mother didn't have enough
to pay servants, and had to do everything herself, and Draco had
to help. He pushed the lunch tray into the room and rolled it
up next to the Dark Lord, afraid to speak (which was incredibly
Voldemort must have sensed Draco there,
for he turned around to face Draco before Draco ever figured out
how to interrupt his master. "What is this?" Voldemort
"Lunch, My Lord. Shall I take your
tea away?" Draco hated his own voice, so timid. And this
was the person he really needed to impress!
"Has it really been two hours?"
Voldemort leaned back in the chair, closing the books in front
of him. "Ah well, it doesn't matter now. Everything is
planned out. If only..." Here he stopped and narrowed his
eyes at Draco. "Is there not a more isolated place in this
"Yes, there is an empty room under
the drawing room. Father used to have things there, but now that
he's gone, it should be empty besides for a long wooden table."
"Is it dark?"
"Yes, there are no windows."
"Perfect. Have it cleaned up by
three, and have some candles placed about the table so I can have
some light..." After issuing that command he stood up and
walked upstairs to his current room.
Fifteen minutes or so later, Narcissa
walked down unsteadily. Draco knew his mother hated Voldemort,
but was too afraid to get rid of him. "What are you still
sitting here for, Love? Lord Voldemort needs us to fix up the
"I know, Mother, I'm sorry."
Draco could have slapped himself for being so polite.
Narcissa smiled gently as she walked closer,
and placed a hand against his cheek. "He won't be here much
longer I think. I don't know what he's after, but he has some
very odd potions ingredients up there. I suppose he wants the
Dark Room for a laboratory or something. Oh well. We shouldn't
question him, should we? Let's get to work." She stepped
daintily into the kitchen, taking some rags and a pail of hot
water. Draco followed.
"You did very well, Lady Narcissa,"
Voldemort complimented as he inspected his new working area.
"You may go about your business again if you'd like."
"Whatever you desire, My Lord,"
she whispered fearfully.
"That is all, you may go," he
said, a bit more forcefully.
He watched the Malfoys carefully until
he was certain they were gone. "And now, a few more additions,
and I will be invincible for all eternity!" He placed a
large cauldron on the table before him, laughing triumphantly,
then opened a case filled with various liquid and powder potions,
as well as many horrible looking plants and animal parts. A drop
of this, a dash of that, and a few pieces of whatever was left,
and his cauldron blazed a terrifying red. "This is it...
I can taste immortality on my lips," he whispered lustily,
dipping a small saucer into his concoction. "Thus begins
the true reign of Lord Voldemort, now and forevermore!"
He drank every last drop from the saucer before it was shattered
against the stone ground.
Narcissa cringed, hearing the clatter
from somewhere below her. Draco heard it too, and was giving
her the what-do-we-do-now look. "I'll go see if anything's
wrong," she said, trying to be brave but unable to keep the
slight quiver out of her voice.
Draco straightened and placed a firm grip
o his mother's arm. "No, you stay. I will go see if he
needs something." He walked out before Narcissa had a chance
He climbed down the dark stairs until
he reached the door of the Dark Room.
He swore he heard something like child-like
crying from inside...
Draco rapped on the door timidly, but
was retaliated with the very forceful words, "Go away! Leave
me alone! I'm fine! Just go away!" But the words sounded
nothing like the Dark Lord's... much more as if they had come
from the mouth of a young girl in a fit of tears.
"Erm... My Lord... please, if there's
something wrong, please let me try to help you. May I come in?"
There was a pause, then the choked response
came from within, "You promise not to laugh at me?"
Draco, were it under different circumstances,
would have been rolling on the floor laughing his head off at
this point anyway. "I promise."
"Then... then enter..."
What met his eyes was not at all the deformed
form and red snake-like eyes he had expected. No, not at all.
Instead there was a little girl with long black hair and brown
eyes, with the strangest blue symbol on her forehead. The black
robe she was wearing was very baggy, as her sleeves fell over
the tops of her hands. "What... in the world... happened
to you?" Draco questioned, gawking at Voldemorette with his
mouth gaping stupidly.
"I added too much age-defying powder!"
she wailed miserably, crying a flood of tears as she threw her
arms around Draco's waist and sobbed against him.
"Hey now! None of that!" Draco
snapped, prying the girl off of him. "Okay, so maybe you're
a little young. Why are you suddenly female?"
Her dark eyes narrowed. "Watch it,
boy! I am still Lord Voldemort, I can kill you if you annoy me
Somehow it didn't sound quite as threatening
coming form a twelve year old girl.
"Um... whatever. Well have fun finding
the antidote, I have to go do some chores for Mom. I'll send
her down in a few hours or so to feed and water you. That way
you won't have to worry about ever showing your face in public
again," Draco said casually.
As he turned to walk out, Voldemorette
grabbed her wand and screamed, "Avara kadavra!"
at him. He stopped and fell to the floor trembling, hoping that
the spell would somehow miss, even though it was coming from a
Nothing happened except for a fresh flow
of mournful tears.
Draco dared to turn finally, and saw that
a nice bouquet of roses had popped out the end of the wand. This
set him to laughing for about an hour.
During this hour, Voldemorette adjusted
her potion further, until she was certain it was correct. "You!
Boy! Come here, now! It should work this time, but I'll test
it on you!"
"Why should I obey you? Are you
going to petal me to death?" Draco challenged through sobs
She felt her face grow very hot with anger,
but she knew that since her powers weren't... well... exactly
up to speed... she would have to use persuasion. "If it
does work, you will be immortal! I probably am now, I just need
to make sure a few minor details have been worked out. So please...?"
she asked Draco, offering up a new saucer of the potion and giving
him the best pout and chibi eyes she could muster up.
Draco thought about it for a second as
he took the saucer, then said, "I'll do it as long as you
promise to make me your partner and share all the powers and gains
"What?!? That's outrageous! Never!"
Voldemorette turned around with her arms crossed and sulked.
"Okay, fine. What about second-in-command?"
Voldemorette eyed Draco, realizing she
really was out of options. "I guess that will work..."
Draco nodded, then sniffed the potion
and inspected it closely. "Well, here goes something!"
He drank the potion.
Narcissa was worried during the first
shatter and scream, but the second sounded much worse, and now
that her son was down there as well, she lost all traces of cowardice
and hurried down to the Dark Room.
When she threw open the door she almost
fainted. Two females were working frantically around a small
cauldron, another larger one seemingly forgotten at the side.
One was the young girl already introduced. The other was older,
probably in her twenties. She had long curly hair that was pure
white, and dark green eyes much like a cat's. A triangular symbol
was placed in the center of her forehead. Narcissa pointed her
wand at both of them and said, "Who are you and what have
you done with the other two?"
The older woman (who was wearing what
looked like Draco's robe but incredibly tight in certain upper
areas) held up her hands and shouted, "Wait, Mom! Don't
hurt me! I'm Draco!"
Narcissa blinked at her. "Draco...?"
Then she pointed at the other girl. "Lord Voldemort?"
Voldemorette sighed, "Yeah, it's
us. But I found the ingredient that's causing the sex-change!
Here, Lady Narcissa, you try this new potion. If you turn into
a twenty year old female, it's perfect! If you're male... well...
we'll have to work a little more."
"You want me to test that stuff?"
Voldemorette nodded. "You will,
won't you?" she asked, in a whiny pleading tone. "For
Narcissa closed her eyes and finally agreed
to it, taking a new saucer from the smaller cauldron. She drank
She was completely normal and female,
but younger than she was. To be sure, she looked like she did
when she was twenty. She felt so new and pure, for at this point
in her life she had never had to put up with Lucius as her husband.
Upon closer inspection, she noticed that she had a violet diamond
on her forehead. "Is... is this what was supposed to happen?"
she asked, her angelic voice sweet and airy.
The other two just sort of stared at her.
"Is that what you looked like when you were twenty?"
"Then... then yes, that's right."
Draco was still staring with her mouth
hanging open. Narcissa smiled and said, "So if both of you
drink this you'll be back to normal?"
"No, we'll be twenty, male, all-powerful,
and immortal," answered Voldemorette matter-of-factly.
"Does that mean I am immortal and
all-powerful now?" Narcissa asked.
"Yes. Now, if you'll excuse me,
it's time for me to become the ruler to the world," Voldemorette
said as she dipped yet another saucer into the new potion.
But as soon as she had touched the glass
to her lips, the door chimed. This startled her, causing her
to drop the saucer and cry. "Who is it now?!"
Draco shrugged. "Probably just Crabbe
and Goyle, they were going to come-" she stopped in mid-sentence
and looked horrified. "There's no way they're seeing
me like this!"
Narcissa smiled and beckoned the other
two. "Knowing them, they'll walk in right about... now."
A door opened from above and Crabbe yelled
stupidly, "Hey Draco! Where are you?"
"Will they find us down here?"
Voldemorette asked anxiously with tears in her eyes, once again
latching onto Draco, who quickly pried her off again.
"Probably, so we should go ahead
upstairs. Don't worry, I have a plan."
So the three walked upstairs to find Crabbe
and Goyle raiding the kitchen (as always).
"Good afternoon!" Narcissa greeted
Crabbe and Goyle blinked at the three.
"Who are you people? You look a lot like Mrs. Malfoy!"
Goyle observed ever-so-cleverly.
"There's a reason for that,"
Narcissa laughed. "We are Narcissa's cousins. The one with
the white hair is my older sister, Urd. My name is Belldandy,
and the little cute one is the youngest of us, Skuld."
"I'm not cute and little!" Skuld
"Actually, you are, sister,"
Urd argued sassily, receiving a glare from Skuld.
"So where's Draco?" Crabbe asked.
"He's gone with his mother. They're
out of town for a while, we're house-sitting."
"Oh, okay." They both turned
"Those are your friends? That's
really pathetic," Skuld said skeptically.
"Shut up!" Urd shouted. She
turned to Belldandy. "What kind of name is 'Urd' anyway?"
"Those are my three favorite girls'
names!" Belldandy answered. "That would have been your
name if you would have been a girl."
Urd checked herself just in time, almost
saying, "Thank God I'm male," but remembered her current
situation. Instead she said, "Uh... sure... well do you
have a robe I could borrow? I don't quite... fit this one right."
"Me too!" Skuld chirped.
"I thought you two were going to
go fix the problem and take the potion..."
"Oh yeah!" the two girls said
together and scampered downstairs.
But it was too late.
The cauldron had tipped over when one
of the small random cats that the writer of this fanfic put in
because she ran out of ideas jumped onto the table. All that
was left of the potion was a puddle of hot liquid on the floor.
Skuld rushed over to the puddle and threw
her hands in it. "Oh, all my hard work, in vain!" she
cried. Suddenly she started to slip through the puddle as
if it were a small pool. When all but her feet had passed
into it, Urd ran to her and grabbed her feet to try to pull her
back, but instead they only fell through faster.
By the time Belldandy had come in, she
saw Urd's toe disappear below the potion, which immediately dried
up. Tears flowed down her soft, pale cheeks as she said, "Oh,
what shall I do? Where could they have gone?" She walked
past a full-body length mirror in the corner of the room, and
placed her hand on it to steady herself as she paced dizzily around.
As soon as her fingertip touched the glass,
her hand slipped through it as if it were air, and she
was quickly sucked into the mirror by some rushing force.
Scenes rushed before her eyes, as if she
were looking through windows into people's lives as she passed.
"If this is anything like that awful floo powder,"
she said to herself, "then all I have to do is get out where
I want to be. But where is that? Here's a nice quiet room, perhaps
I'll get out here and not disturb anyone." She did just
She found herself in a small, dim bathroom,
clearly belonging to a bachelor. There were no frilled decorations
or lotions and candles to fragrance the air. Only piles of robes
on the floor, which he probably wore one for three days before
adding it to the stack. She noticed that the robes were all dirty
and somewhat torn, some worse than others. "Poor fellow
probably doesn't get paid very much," she said softly to
Somewhere else in the house a door shut.
She stood perfectly still, listening intently. His footsteps
thunked against the wooden floor, getting nearer and nearer.
She just stood there n the midst of the piles of robes, afraid
to speak up.
The knob of the door turned and creaked
open slowly. A ruggedly handsome man walked in, his eyes cast
gloomily on the floor. He dodged the piles on the way to the
sink, and missed Belldandy in the process. He turned on the sink
and splashed cold water in his face, then took a few viles from
the cabinet above the sink and drank a few drops from each. He
then managed to get over to the bath and turned the water on.
As it was warming up he began to undo his robe.
This made Belldandy very uncomfortable,
but she didn't know what to do about it. So she remembered that
Skuld said she was all-powerful now, which meant she should simply
be able to think something to make it happen.
She stared at the water faucet, and concentrated
very hard on it until she was able to turn the water off.
The man turned around and stared at it,
his robe undone halfway down his now bare chest. "What luck...
now the water's not working." He sat down wearily on the
side of the tub, but didn't try to turn the water back on.
Belldandy thought to herself, "If
I really am all-powerful, then I should be able to give this poor
man anything he wants or needs. Of course, I don't want to spoil
him... Perhaps I shall only give him one wish."
She stared at the light switch until it
came up and the room was flooded with light. The man jumped up
and looked around frantically, spotting Belldandy almost right
away. "Who are you and what are you doing in my house?"
he shouted, his wand pointed straight at her.
She smiled lovingly and said in her sweetest
voice, "My name is Belldandy. I am a goddess and am here
to give you whatever you desire!" She liked the way "goddess"
sounded in relation to herself. "Mind, you only get one
wish, so think carefully before telling me."
The man stood there and blinked at her
for a few seconds before speaking. "Uh.. yeah... hi... My
name is Remus Lupin." He took her elegant hand in his coarse
one and hook it unsteadily. "I... I believe you're a goddess...
you're certainly beautiful enough." A blush touched his
pale cheeks, as did one on hers.
Her hand lingered in his longer than she
would have meant it... but it was warm and comforting. "Well...
Mr. Lupin... Whenever you're ready."
"I don't think anyone can really
grant wishes like you claim you can, goddess or not.... but thank
"No, please! Tell me!" Without
thinking she reached for his other hand, until they held both
between them and stared into eachother's eyes.
Lupin pulled away and stared at her determinedly.
"Alright, if you really can grant my wish, then I have one
for you! I want a girl like you to stay with me forever!"
he announced triumphantly.
They blinked at eachother awkwardly for
a few minutes, but then the jewel on Belldandy's head glowed bright
violet, and she threw her head back, allowing a giant beam to
pierce into the sky. Everything in the room swirled around them
in the chaos, until finally the beam disappeared. Belldandy stared
at Lupin, amazed herself at what had just happened.
She really was a goddess.
"Your.... your contract has been
filed and accepted. I shall stay with you forever, Remus..."
Lupin looked just about as baffled as
she did. "R-r-really? Forever?!" He ran over to her
and hugged her tightly. Belldandy melted into his embrace, never
before feeling this honest sort of adoration. "You'll be
happy, won't you? I'll do anything in the world to keep you happy!"
Belldandy smiled up at him. "I already
am happier than ever I have been."
Remus led her into the living room. "I
know this isn't much of a house for us. We'll find better I hope."
"We will if it is necessary. There
is something called the Ultimate Force which begins working immediately
once a contract is made. It will provide for us."
Lupin opened his mouth to respond when
he heard pecking on the glass at the window. It was an owl with
a message around its leg. Lupin let the owl in and looked at
the message. "Oh... it's for you, Belldandy."
She took the message and read through
it, a smile spreading across her face. "It's from Professor
Dumbledore at Hogwarts! He wants me to be the new Defense Against
the Dark Arts professor!"
Lupin grinned and said, "Good
luck, you'll need it."
Meanwhile, back at the Malfoy Mansion....
Lucius Malfoy turned the key and walked
into his house. He hated to admit it, but he almost missed her
company... but not quite. There were other things about her that
he missed, mainly that now he had to do everything himself. Imagine
He walked through the dark halls. "Narcissa?"
he called out. "Draco?"
He shrugged when there was no response,
and walked down the stairs to see if Draco had put the Dark Room
to any use.
Lucius was quite pleased to see a cauldron
bubbling on the table, next to various open spells, incantations,
and potions books, as well as a potions ingredients kit which
was filled with very familiar things to Mr. Malfoy. "So
he's turning into a Death Eater after all. That's my boy!"
He stood over the cauldron and realized that a smaller cauldron
had been spilled on the floor. Next he read through a few of
the potions and spells. "Why, this looks like he's creating
the said Immortus potion. Lord Voldemort himself hasn't
even been able to figure that out. I wonder..." He eyed
the cauldron, his curiosity heightening. "If it worked,
he obviously wouldn't be here... but if it didn't work, he may
be off in oblivion somewhere..." Despite the possible consequences,
Lucius thought the reward was well worth the risk. There was
one saucer left on the table, and he took it, dipped it into the
potion, drank it...
...And really didn't like the results....
His... or her, rather..
her robe was tight in places it had never been before, and loose
in others. "This... this can't be right... but I could get
used to it... The power... Like I'm some sort of divinity or
something" she stuttered. She pushed her long, curly, reddish-brown
hair out of her face and turned to a mirror. "A demon, perhaps,"
she said with a wicked grin. "Well, I guess I have to do
something about this... starting with a new outfit. Maybe something
in black leather.... and a new name while I'm at it... An evil,
terrifying name, one suitable for a demon... something like...
Mara." She quickly disapparated.
One week later....
Urd and Skuld sat across from eachother
at a table in their small house. A piece of parchment in green
writing lay in front of Skuld. "I can't believe I have to
go back to Hogwarts..." she whimpered.
"You deserve it for getting us into
this mess in the first place!" Urd shouted, standing up and
hitting her head on the low ceiling. "Stupid attic..."
"Hey, at least we have a place to
stay! Even if we are living in an attic with two futons... but
it could always be worse!"
"Thank you, Little Miss Optimist."
"Well, I'll just go with you back
to Hogwarts. I can work in the kitchen with the house elves or
something exciting like that."
Skuld looked out the window into the sunny
day. "Wanna go for a walk?"
So they left the house and started walking
down the street, then down another, then turned onto another.
A horrible commotion was taking place inside number four of Privet
Drive. "Crazy muggles..." Skuld muttered.
Suddenly the door burst open and a whiny
woman's voice said, "I don't want you coming back for at
least three hours, is that understood? Mr. Dursley is having
guests over, and every time we have guests with you in
the house, horrible things happen! So go!"
The door slammed shut in front of a lanky
boy about fifteen years old with black hair and glasses.
"It can't be," Urd moaned, casting
a nervous glance down at Skuld.
Skulds's expression was determined and
satisfied... which could be dangerous.
Harry Potter turned around from the door
and immediately spotted the two girls. "Erm... hello,"
he said, walking closer. "Can I help you with something?"
"No, thank you, sir," Skuld
answered, getting the sweetest face and voice she could manage.
"You must be Harry Potter!"
Harry shifted uncomfortably. "Well,
yes, how did you know? Are you... um... what school will you
"I will be a second year at Hogwarts!"
Skuld answered proudly.
"Odd, I don't think I've met you
"Oh, well, you see, I'm an exchange
student from... from... New Zealand. This is my sister, Urd.
She's too old for the school, but I'm sure they could have some
use for her, like gamekeeper or something," Skuld added,
giving Urd a mischievous glance.
"New Zealand? Wow. I wonder what
house you'll be in. Have you gotten your supplies yet?"
"Well... now that you mention it..."
"Why don't you come with my friends
and I? I was able to call him before I got kicked out for the
tenth time this week, it's a good thing he's got a phone now.
We're going to meet in Diagon Alley in thirty minutes."
And that is how Urd and Skuld talked with
Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and eventually stayed wit them for the
last week before returning to Hogwarts on the Hogwarts Express.
Two weeks later....
"Hurry up, Remus, or we'll be late!"
Belldandy called out, giggling happily and continuously turning
around to tease Lupin as he dragged their bags with him.
When they finally reached Platform nine-and-three-quarters,
they dashed through it and stared at the smoking train, ready
to pull away at any moment. "See, I told you we might miss
it!" Belldandy pranced into the train, Remus struggling
to keep up. As she searched for a place for them to sit together,
she realized how horribly crowded it was. Finally, in the last
section, there were exactly two seats left, across the aisle from
Harry Potter and three of his friends... and directly across from
Urd, and Skuld.
"Urd! Skuld!" Belldandy cried
as she hurried to them.
They turned around, and Skuld nearly fell
in the aisle as she tried to scurry over to her big sister. "Bell!
Where have you been? What are you doing here?"
As Belldandy explained to Skuld, Harry
looked up at Urd who was now standing in the aisle, and asked,
"That's... my little sister, Belldandy."
Urd stopped short as Remus Lupin walked into the section, walking
immediately to Belldandy and placing his hand on her waist.
"Remus!" Harry yelled excitedly.
"What are you doing here? Are you teaching again? I was
getting worried that Snape was actually going to do it this year."
"No, Harry, I'm not teaching,"
Lupin answered, still clinging to Belldandy (much to Urd's dismay).
"But never fear, Snape isn't either! Instead, my... erm....
eh heh... girlfriend, Belldandy, will be your teacher."
The train pulled forward, and the group
talked all together once they had all gotten to their seats.
A little while later, Crabbe and Goyle
walked in... and Draco wasn't with them (though Urd seemed to
try to sink into the train seat). "Uh... where's the other
one?" Ron asked.
"He's gone... We dunno where he is,"
"Exactly what are you doing
here?" Hermione asked haughtily.
Crabbe and Goyle laughed stupidly, stopped,
blinked, laughed again, then Goyle said, "I dunno,"
and they walked out.
And so went the rest of the trip, as well
as the first few weeks of school. Belldandy was a wonderful Defense
Against the Dark Arts professor, Skuld was sorted into Slytherin,
Remus Lupin helped Hagrid with gamekeeper duties, and Urd became
Snape's personal assistant.