All is fair in the game called love

Pairings: Draco M./Harry P. - Lucius M./Severus S. - Sirius B./Remus L.

Rating: M (the full version can be found on adultfanfiction under the penname Sasunarufan13)

Takes place: after the fifth book

Information about the story: Sirius still lives and maybe there will be some parts taken from the sixth book, but not much. Oh, and in this story Dumbledore is definitely the bad guy, so if you don't like Dumbledore bashing return then to another story. Don't say I didn't warn you!

The disclaimer will be put in the first chapter, but obviously counts for every chapter of this story.

Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, the characters or the places, except maybe the characters I invented. J. K. Rowling owns everything.

Author's note: hey, guys, this is my first Harry Potter story that isn't a one-shot, so I hope I wrote it well. Anyway, enjoy the story and leave a review behind!


Chapter 1: Draco's plan

Draco Malfoy frowned, putting wrinkles on his previously smooth forehead while he looked at the shelves in the Hogwarts library. Normally he wouldn't even be here, because it was the summer holidays, but his father - along with Severus (his godfather) and the Headmaster - deemed it safer to stay here, because the Malfoy family had switched sides a few weeks ago. Instead of supporting the Dark Lord, they were now siding with the Light side. That didn't mean the Malfoys would let themselves be treated like pawns in the game that Dumbledore played – oh, no. They were Malfoys after all.

But the family had to tolerate the old manipulative fool, because he was the only one who could provide safety for them.

When the media had spread the news that the Malfoys had switched sides, other families had the courage to switch sides as well. The Parkinsons and the Zabinis were just a few of them. Unfortunately, Draco's two bodyguards and friends, Crabbe and Goyle, were removed from school and transferred to Durmstrang.

His remaining friends were also staying at Hogwarts. Their parents had fled the country to make sure their children were safe.

Draco sighed when he thought about his parents. Lucius was also staying at Hogwarts, because he wouldn't be safe at Malfoy Manor. His private chambers were in the dungeons, of course, close to the ones of Severus. He was currently speaking with Dumbledore about his place in the Order of the Phoenix; Draco snorted, but didn't dwell on that ridiculous order for now.

Instead, he thought about his mother, Narcissa, who had been furious about Lucius' decision to change sides and left them. Not that Draco minded. She hadn't exactly been a loving mother, so he didn't miss her. Narcissa had asked for an immediate divorce when she had heard not only the news about their change in allegiance, but that her now ex-husband had saved her cousin Sirius Black. When her insane sister Bellatrix Lestrange had tried to kill the man by sending a curse that would push Black into a veil, which would have killed him, Lucius had cast a spell to push Black away from it.

Draco had been curious and had asked why his father had saved Black. The answer came not from Lucius, but instead from his godfather Severus and had left him stunned. Sirius Black was Harry Potter's godfather.

When Harry and Black had met each other two years ago, they had bonded quickly. Apparently Harry viewed him as a surrogate father, along with the werewolf Remus Lupin, and would have been devastated if Black had died. Lucius had a moment of pity for the boy who had lost so much, and had saved Black so Harry wouldn't lose another member of his family. Malfoys above all else understood the value of one's family.

Now, normally, Draco couldn't have cared less if someone had died in that fight in the Department of Mysteries, even if it was distant family, but he had been happy to hear that Harry's godfather had survived. You see: Draco had a crush on Harry Potter since his fourth year. He'd known he preferred boys since he was thirteen, but hadn't realized how huge his crush on Harry was until the middle of his fourth year, when he felt the unmistakable rush of fear while watching Harry face the dragon in the Triwizard Tournament.

Even before this crush, he had been interested in Harry Potter. He had wanted to be the boy's friend ever since he first saw him in Madam Malkin's, and had been terribly upset when the other boy had turned his hand down. Draco had felt even worse when he realized that a Weasley had won Harry's friendship, together with that irritating Miss Know–It–All–Granger. So, to get Harry's attention – even if it was in a bad way – Draco had been making Harry's life a tad bit more difficult at Hogwarts. Just to get the boy to notice him.

But now, he wanted more. He wanted Harry's positive attention and most of all his love. He hadn't told anybody yet of his crush. He didn't think the reactions would be very good, because he was a Malfoy and a Slytherin and Harry was the Golden Boy of Gryffindor.

Slytherins and Gryffindors didn't have crushes on each other. They hated each other. It was an unspoken rule.

So, Draco needed something that would help him get Harry.

If only Harry was a Slytherin, things would be so much easier, Draco thought as he wandered through the aisles. Come on, there must be something here that will help, he thought irritated. The Hogwarts library had never failed him before.

He reached a dark corner and had just turned around to go back to choose another aisle when he heard something fall. Quickly he turned around and looked down, where he saw a thick, old, dusty book on the floor.

Feeling curious, Draco picked it up and he carefully placed the old book on the table on his left. He brushed away the dust and the title appeared in dark golden letters in the middle of the worn out cover.

'Rituals of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry'

Written by Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Helga Hufflepuff and Rowena Ravenclaw.

Now this looks interesting, Draco thought and raised his eyebrows. What kind of rituals would the book contain? And why was this book hidden away in such an out of the way place? Draco opened the book and coughed a bit when dust hit him in the face. The first page was the table of contents.

'How to change a room to a different place'

'How to locate a teacher in times of emergency'

'How to change students to a different House to provide understanding'

A smile lit up his face. If this was still possible to do, then he had found the solution to his problem. Eagerly he looked down at the register to search for the page of this ritual and browsed through the book to find the right page. Ah, there it is, he thought and began to read the page with excitement.

'How to change students to a different House to provide understanding'

This ritual has been invented to create understanding and peace between the different Houses. It is especially useful in times when there is much hostility between the Houses – for example: Gryffindor and Slytherin.

We believe that it would be wise if students were to learn about the differences between the Houses by living and studying with them – experiencing those differences for themselves.

We believe that switching entire years would be counter-productive to our purpose –for then the students would stick with their House-mates rather than meeting the people of their alternate House. We have decided to only switch one of each House to the other House. If one person gave that House a chance and befriended them, it would serve as a great example for the others in their House to follow swiftly.

To cut down on the biggest rivalries, one Gryffindor would switch with one Slytherin and one Hufflepuff would switch with one Ravenclaw.

The switch will last until all the Houses have made peace with each other. Thus, the switch can last for a month, a year or even longer.

Because there is no specific time limit, we decided upon a safety precaution: only the years Five till Seven can take place in this ritual. These years would likely be stronger in their beliefs that their House was better than the others, so this ritual would be most beneficial for them. Also, they would hopefully be mature enough to be able to mend any and all differences.

For the ritual you will need:

- the names and Houses of all students from years Five to Seven, written on a slip of parchment;

- the House cup to put the names in;

-the spell 'Ante amicitiam, pacem et concordiam, dimitte hanc inimicitiam'.

First, you activate the cup with the spell. Next, each student has to drop his or her parchment in the cup.

After a minute, the cup will glow and it will spit out the name with the respective color of the House. For example: a student's name from Slytherin will come out with a green and silver cloud.

Once the cup has spit out the name, the student must immediately go to the respective House for his stay.

One cannot switch with another student or withdraw him or herself.

This ritual would be best performed on the first day of the school year, so that the lessons will not pose a problem.'

This is perfect!, Draco thought with a huge grin. It would not only help him, but it would also be beneficial for the atmosphere in the school. Merlin knew there were problems with union between the different Houses.

Draco closed the book and held it close to his chest. He went to Madam Pince, the school librarian, to check out his book. Then he began to walk to Dumbledore's office. He had to show this ritual to Severus and his dad. Maybe they could convince Dumbledore to perform this ritual.

After all, Draco thought grinning, the ritual will be very good for Hogwarts.

He fleetly thought about how he was supposed to get the cup to agree to spit out Harry's name, but he decided he would think about that later. For now he had parents and professors to convince.


AN2: Translation spell: 'ante amicitiam, pacem et concordiam, dimitte hanc inimicitiam' = 'For friendship, peace and union, let these hostility leave' The spell could be wrong, for which I apologize.

Well, this was my first chapter. How did you like it? Was it good, bad? Let me know through a review :) I like to hear your opinions.

Love

Melissa