Due to continued ignorance of our Muggle counterparts it has been decided that 5-7th years will have the option of attending a muggle school for one year. Students participating need not worry about school work as a professor will be going with you to chaperone. They will answer any questions you may have about the school work while you are away from Hogwarts.
Students will be seperated into 4 catagories, depending on the tuition they are willing to pay.
1. Smeltings - Britian - Tuition: 100 galleons. Sept. 3rd - June 8th
2. James High School - Australia - Tuition: 500 galleons Sept. 8th - June 15th
3. McKay High School - America - Tuition: 900 galleons. Sept. 10th - June 6th
4. Ouran High School - Japan - Tuition: 1,500 gallions. Sept. 9th - Sept. 1st
Each school has a different school year, and the students will attend for an entire year.
"I don't understand, sir," Harry said, brow furrowing in confusion.
"It's fairly simple, my boy," Dumbledore answered. "This program is specifically for you."
"But, I live with muggles, sir."
"True enough, Harry," he said, genially enough. "But it's to get you away from here. A vacation, if you will."
"But, what about the war?" Harry asked. Wasn't that important, sure Voldemort had only been back for a few month, but to be gone for so long . . . who knew what the dark lord would do.
"The war will hold itself, Harry. Take this time to relax. You have more than earned it."
Harry nodded, knowing there was no use arguing with the older man.
"Also, take the trip to Japan. I don't believe there will be many others going there, too much time among the muggles. It will be a chance for you to get away from everything."
"Yes, sir," Harry said, standing, knowing when he was being dismissed.
"There's no way my parents will be able to send me to Japan," Ron said, shaking his head, eyes wide.
Hermione nodded in agreement when Harry turned to look at her, though she looked rather disappointed. "I don't think mine will be willing to pay either, Harry. 1,500 gallions is a lot of money."
"If that's your only arguement, then there's a simple solution to that," Harry told them, grinning. "I'm paying."
"Oh no, Harry," Hermione protested. "We can't ask you to do that. That fee is a small fortune, and for you to pay for three people . . ." She shook her head.
"And if you don't go, I'm likely to be alone." Harry told them. "Besides, it's not as if I'm ever going to use all of it." Then, seeing their still hesitant faces, he said, "Think of it as a thank you for sticking with me gift."
"That's what friends do mate," Ron said, looking a little red. "No need to pay for anything."
"I insist," Harry grinned. "If we're going to see how muggles live, we might as well get as far away from here as possible."
With that, Harry went to sign them all up, not giving them another chance to argue.
"I don't think the Weasel can afford a trip to Japan, Potter," Malfoy said from behind him as soon as he'd signed them up.
"I don't see your name here, Malfoy," Harry said, noticing that there were only three names on there. "Daddy not paying?"
Malfoy sneered. "I don't see the point of associating with muggles for an entire year, Potter."
"It sounds like your afraid to me," Harry smirked.
"Am not, Potter," he growled.
"Oh yes, because hiding in a castle is showing everyone how big and bad you are."
Malfoy glared a moment longer before stepping forward, picking up the quill, and signing his name . . . for the trip to Japan.
"You can't sign that one, Malfoy," Harry protested.
"Why not, Potter?"
"I don't particularly want to spend all year with you if I don't have to."
"Then go somewhere else, Potter. If I'm doing this stupid thing, I'm going to go to the best there is."
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