Title: Magical Mutations
Summary: Not all mutants found their way to one of the many factions in America. Jean and Scott had a baby...a baby they wanted to grow up apart from the fight they dedicated their lives to. But what happens when their gifted little girl isn't just a mutant...she's also a witch?
Disclaimer: I own nothing, not even the idea, or the main character. That belongs to Shanna. I also don't own biomimetic fabric. That belongs to the wonderful Internutter, find her at Check out the stories on the forum, they rock! I don't own Jean Grey, Scott Summers, Betsy, Brian, and Jamie Braddock, they belong to Marvel, and the HP characters minus Tish, Letty, Kalli, and the three Ravenclaw brats in Luna's year all belong to JK Rowling and associates.
Author's Notes: This story is written in response to a challenge. It is AU, but takes place after HPB and X Men 3. Everything that happened in X Men happened, but in HPB, Dumbledore didn't die.
Obviously, this story is even more AU now that Deathly Hallows is out. However, I have got the ending written, even if the in-between bits aren't, so rest assured that mine will be quite different. I'll use JK's other Horcruxes, obviously...or will I?
Welcome, everyone, to the 'So You Want To Know It All' portion of my story. The following are a series of notes, each individually unimportant, that helped me to create this story into what it has become.
The Prophecy: The One goes to his fate,
To kill his foe, as preordained.
With him, he takes Athena's Daughter,
And Ra's son.
To scorch the Snake with his Lightning.
But he left behind his Heart,
And the Golden Moon.
The Light-Bringer has come to battle,
And wields the Mermaid Staff.
The new Golden Trio rises,
And will take to their breast three more.
One Freya, delight of her Mother's Eyes.
And the Prince who is his nemesis.
But the Stumbler,
Who once had a chance to be Chosen,
Will belong to this team,
And will show his Lion's Heart.
Be warned, tutors,
Without these six,
The Circle of Nine cannot be completed,
And the Son of Slytherin will triumph.
For while is it the Chosen One's job to end the war,
He needs the love and support of the Eight.
They each have something to offer,
But will only offer it if barriers fall,
And House Unity is achieved.
The meaning of this prophecy is actually quite simple. Harry, obviously, is The One, with Hermione being Athena's Daughter, and Ron being Ra's Son. My reasoning behind those monikers was as follows. Hermione is also the name of Athena's daughter in a number of Greek Myths (it might interest you to know that Athena's Roman counterpart Minerva had a daughter named Harmonia). And Ron has flame bright hair; as does Ra in many Egyptian stories.
The Snake is, of course, Voldemort, with lightning being the 'power the Dark Lord knows not'. His Heart is Ginny, and the Golden Moon is Luna. The Light-Bringer is Kalli, by fortune of her mutation, and the Mermaid's Staff is her wand. They are the new Golden Trio, of course, although a Golden Trio that sees past house boundaries. Freya is Letty. Freya is the Norse Goddess of Love and Beauty, which suited the image of Freya perfectly. She is her mother's little angel, and a beautiful one. The Prince refers to Draco, who is often referred to as the Prince of Slytherin. And the Stumbler is Neville, which I'm sure you all guessed. Showing his Lion's Heart meant that he displayed the characteristics for which he was placed in Gryffindor.
I'm sure you all gathered that the Circle of Nine was those nine students. And Slytherin's Son refers to Voldemort. I think the last bit is self-explanatory, but it basically means that Harry needs his friends' support and magic to defeat Voldemort once and for all. And House Unity refers to the fact that the nine represent all four Hogwarts Houses, although not equally.
Kalli's Wand: Kalli's wand belonged originally to Namora, a mutant who was the daughter of an Atlantean man and a surface woman, Aquaria Neptunia was nicknamed "Namora" in honor of her cousin Namor. During her early adolescence, Namora moved to the Atlantis Antarctic capital with her father and became a playmate of Namor. A few years later, Namora and her father relocated to a northern colony and were absent when Atlantis was increasingly drawn into surface activities. She first appeared in the Marvel Comics in 1947. Her mutant powers were: Superhuman strength (even beyond normal Atlanteans), enhanced durability and speed, prolonged lifespan, adaptation to underwater life, ability to survive indefinitely on land or underwater.
Abby Smith: Not really a particularly important bit of news, but it was going to be mentioned at one point in the story, before I cut it out. Abigail Smith is actually Zachariah Smith's second cousin, but due to her half-blood heritage, the relationship is not acknowledged.
Liam and Elizabeth O'Connor: These two are actually based on Angel and Buffy Summers from Joss Whedon's BTVS. I'm not normally a Buffy/Angel shipper, but I felt they deserved a chance at a relationship...then my hatred of Angel shone through after Elizabeth's death.
Kalli's babysitters: Kalli was often babysat by the teens of Xavier's Institute. Elizabeth and Liam weren't always available, and Jean and Scott wanted their daughter to spend time around other mutants once her powers manifested. Of course, this meant Charles knew about her, but he never let on to Jane and Scott, and they never told him.
Kalli's last name: Some people have asked why Kalli's last name was Grey. The reason is, Scott and Jean weren't married when Kalli was born, and Jean wanted to keep the knowledge of her existence from Charles for as long as possible. That was much easier, if Kalli's name wasn't the same as Scott's.
And that's it! If anyone has any other questions, feel free to ask them, and I'll edit this chapter. Barring that, thanks for being such awesome readers, you guys! And if you like BTVS and Fruits Basket, why not check out my story The Onigiri Slayer?
The End (for real this time)