Harry Potter and the Fountain of Possibilities

Chapter 6:

"Shin Kakusei" (True Awakening)

Chancellor Martok's Estate

100 Kilometers outside First City, Kronos

A typical Klingon party was underway as the party from the Enterprise-A— Kirk, Spock, Harry, Ron, Hermione and Cadet Delacour —resolved from the transporter beam. An ornately-dressed Klingon female met them.

"Hello, honourable visitors from the Enterprise-A," the woman said. "I am Sirella. Welcome to the House of Martok."

"Thank you, Lady Sirella," Kirk said. "I am Captain James T. Kirk. With me are Ambassador Spock of Vulcan, Ambassador Harold Potter of Hogwarts, Lieutenant Commander Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Cadet First Class Fleur Delacour."

Sirella nodded at each person as Kirk said their name. "I have heard much about you, Commander Granger. I look forward, as my mate undoubtedly is, to seeing if Captain Klag's rumours are true," Sirella said.

"They are and then some, Lady Sirella," Hermione said. "Is Lieutenant Kless here?"

"Just a moment, Commander," Sirella said. "Please, eat and enjoy yourselves while I get him." Sirella moved off as the group from the Enterprise-A went to a nearby table to sample the available food.

Fleur gasped as she saw Hermione down a handful of gagh. "Ugh. How can you eat that stuff, Hermione?" she asked. "They look like stuff you'd find under a rock."

"Fleur, they're good. Trust me," Hermione said with a smirk. "I'll pass. Thank you," Fleur responded. "I just will not eat anything while it is still wriggling around."

Kirk looked at Fleur. "You're about to enter the Academy, Mr. Delacour," Kirk said. "But let me give you a bit of advice you will hear again once you get there. As Starfleet officers, we are expected to maintain good appearances when we are at diplomatic functions such as this one."

"Or as Jim is trying to say, 'Just eat the damn worms,'" Harry finished.

Fleur rolled her eyes, then grabbed a single worm. She slurped it down as if it were a spaghetti noodle. "Hmmm," Fleur said. "Surprisingly good."

"What did I tell you?" Hermione said. "It's good, isn't it?" "Surprisingly, yes," Fleur said. Sirella approached, alongside Lieutenant Kless.

"It's an honour to finally meet you in person, Commander," Kless said. "Likewise, Kless," Hermione said.

Kless turned to Ron. "Is this your mate?" he asked. "You could say that," Ron said. "Ronald Weasley, son of Arthur."

"A pleasure, as you humans say," Kless said. A gong rang out, stopping all conversation and activity in the area.

Martok approached, accompanied by Kruge and another Klingon no one from the Starfleet contingent recognized. "Welcome, fellow warriors, to my home," Martok began. "We are gathered here on this night to welcome Kruge, son of M'Kar, home from Sto-Vo-Kor as well as to honor the Starfleet personnel and Federation civilians who brought him."

The unknown Klingon spoke next. "Friends from the Federation, welcome. I am Emperor Kahless. On behalf of my people, thank you for your service. Please enjoy yourselves."

The conversations and activity resumed as Kruge, Martok and Kahless stepped up to Kirk and Harry. "Captain Kirk, Ambassador Potter, may I speak with you for a moment?" Kruge said.

"Yes, Commander Kruge," Harry said. "Chancellor, will you excuse us?" "Of course," Martok said. Martok and Kahless moved off to speak to Ron and Hermione.

"Kruge, I am still angry at you for your part in the death of my son," Kirk said. "But, the ordeal I went through after the destruction of Praxis helped me to see that my son would not want me to remain hateful of you forever."

"So, you forgive me?" Kruge said. "Forgive, yes. Forget, never," Kirk said. "That's your prerogative," Kruge said. "Ambassador, you seem to be a student of our culture."

"I'm not," Harry said. "That honour belongs to Hermione." "Hermione?" Kruge asked. "Lieutenant Commander Hermione Granger, Ambassador Potter's head of security," Kirk said. "Ah, yes, the pahtk who transferred me to the Gorkon," Kruge said. "Where is she?"

"She's over there, talking to Chancellor Martok and Emperor Kahless," Harry said, gesturing to where Hermione, Martok and Kahless stood, discussing the incident aboard the Gorkon. "Excuse me," Kruge said before moving off.

Hermione was explaining to Martok and Kahless about Rodek's actions on the Gorkon when Kruge approached. "Commander Granger, may I speak with you for a moment?" Kruge asked.

"Of course, Commander," Hermione said. "We'll continue this discussion later, if it pleases you, Chancellor."

"At your leisure, Commander," Martok said. "I'll see you later."

Martok and Kahless moved off. "Hermione, you look awfully young to be a Commander," Kruge said. "I was given a commission at this rank for my actions in the Battle of Sagittarius IX," Hermione said.

"Now, Commander, I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences back in the 23rd century," Hermione continued. "I have become interested in Federation history, and would love to hear about the events of the Genesis Incident from the Klingon perspective."

"I would be honoured to speak to you at a later date about that, Commander." Kruge said. "However, for tonight at least, let us celebrate. As a saying common in the Empire goes, '(Klingon for "Celebrate. Tomorrow, we may die.")'"

"Of course, Commander," Hermione said. "I shall. Q'apla, Kruge, son of M'Kar." "Q'apla, Hermione, daughter of XXXXX," Kruge responded before moving off to sample some of the delicacies set out before him.

"I'm surprised, Commander," Kirk said. "How so, Jim?" Hermione asked. "You're truly fascinated by Klingon culture," Kirk responded.

"I believe I'm a Klingon born in a Mudblood's body, Jim," Hermione said.

A few hours later, as the party came to an end, Harry saw Fleur eating a whole handful of gagh. "Fleur, a few hours ago, you didn't like those things," Harry said. "Now, it seems, you can't get enough of them."

"Well, you and Captain Kirk were right, it would seem," Fleur said. "I've even developed a fondness for pipius claw and rokeg blood pie."

"Cadet Delacour, I believe there's hope for you yet," Harry said. "Now, let's go. We're returning to the ship."

Harry and Fleur walked up to where Kirk, Spock, Ron and Hermione waited. "Ambassador, if you'd do the honours?" Kirk said.

"I'd be delighted," Harry said before tapping his Hogwarts School crest commbadge. "Ambassador Potter to Enterprise-A. Six to beam up from these coordinates."

The Enterprise-A reclaimed her own. Moments later, the Enterprise-A sailed out of Kronos orbit, back on course for Earth. Meanwhile, the Jacqueline Dorsey set course back for the Fountain of Possibilities. There was still a mission to attend to.

Note: Hermione's father was never given a name in the Harry Potter films or books. If you have a suggestion, give it to me in a review or PM. The best one will be used in future chapters in which Hermione's father's name is referred to.

::TBC::