Title: The Curse Of The Pharaohs
Summary: The second in the Isis Mysteries. Isis, Teddy, and the Potters go to Egypt for Christmas break. Lily finds a statue in the sand and several strange things happen including a dead body at the entrance to a pharaoh child's tomb.
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Egypt was pleasantly warm compared to England at this time of year. While everyone else in England was suffering through cold and bitter winds Isis, Teddy, and the Potters had been invited to come to Egypt for the winter and Harry had at once packed everyone up. Teddy was going because his parents were helping out and Dora was doing security for the Ministry of Magic.
As the barge sailed down the Nile, the white sails blowing in the wind, Teddy at once commented that he wasn't looking forward to returning to Hogwarts.
"It's going to be colder then ever before," he complained.
"True but at least we'll be over the most of it," Isis told him. "If you can get past January then you'll be fine."
Teddy snorted. "Tell that to my ears, hands, and feet."
Isis and the rest laughed.
Isis then pointed out major temples to the group. Teddy commented that this view of Egypt was a lot better then the one that they had gotten before. Isis, Teddy, Harry, Professor McGonagall and the rest had been to Egypt only once and that was to save Professor Snape's life. He had been kidnapped by Ron Weasley who was now serving a life sentence in Azkaban for what he had done to Professor Lime. He was also serving it along side Filch, the former Hogwarts caretaker.
Isis was glad that it hadn't ruined their view of Egypt as there was a lot more to the land then blood and murder.
"I'm pretty excited to see what Snape is doing," Harry said. "The last time I heard from him my mum said that he was going through Muggle University."
Isis turned to her father. "I believe that my mum is helping him," she told her father.
"I'm glad to see that," Harry said. "At least he doesn't have to worry about dunderheads."
That earned a laugh as well.
When the barge stopped everyone got off and Isis and the rest were thrown into the smells of Egypt. People were milling around and Isis saw several people looking at what was for sale on wooden tables. The sound of loud talking and coins clinking finished the scene.
"This place is really busy," Harry told them.
"It wouldn't have been like this in the past," Isis told him. "Normally this area would have been flooded due to the Nile."
"So what's stopping it?" Teddy asked.
"The Aswan High Dam," Isis answered. "It was built in nineteen seventy. It regulates the river flooding and keeps the water from flooding whole areas. It also keeps water in storage if the flood is too low."
"Know-it-all," Teddy muttered.
Isis stuck her tongue out.
Suddenly a loud "hello," came from nowhere and Isis saw her grandmother and Dora waving at them. Isis heard Harry breathing a sigh of relief and the group joined them. Isis's grandmother was wearing kaki shorts and a shirt and Dora was wearing the same thing except that her hair was bright blue.
"Hello Teddy cutie," Dora said and Teddy's hair turned red.
"Stop picking on him," Isis grandmother said, grinning at her. "How is my favorite grandchildren and son doing?"
Everyone went pink and Dora laughed.
"So where are we staying?" Harry asked, recovering.
"Hermione has rooms for you at the Cairo Hotel," Dora told them.
"Great," Harry said. "So where's Hermione at?"
"She's at a site that's a few feet away from a tomb that they found," Dora said. "The funny thing was that the tomb that had been found was empty."
"Maybe it had been occupied but then looted," Isis suggested.
"Maybe but Hermione doesn't believe so," Dora said.
"So how has your time in Egypt been, Mrs. Potter," Teddy asked.
"Fine," Isis grandmother answered, "Though Hermione has kept us busy and Severus has been going to University. He's really having fun and I'm happy that he has found something that he finds just as interesting as Potions."
"I'm glad as well," Isis said who was pleased that Snape was finding some pleasure in life.
"Me too," Isis grandmother said. "Oh I've got some news for everyone and I hope that you're just as happy as I am."
They had all climbed into a taxi and Isis spoke to the driver in Arabic to take them to the Cairo hotel.
"What is it, mum?" Harry asked.
"Well me and Severus got married," Isis grandmother announced.
Everyone, except Dora, stared at her and then Harry hugged her. "I'm so happy for you, mum."
"Thanks," Isis grandmother said.
"I've got a new granddaddy," Isis said, beaming.
"Not only that," Isis grandmother said, touching her stomach, "But you're also going to have an uncle."
Harry stared at her.
"The funny thing is that Lily hasn't told her husband that she's expecting," Dora told them.
"Granddaddy doesn't know that he's going to be a father," Isis commented.
"No, he's been so busy with learning that I haven't gotten the chance and I'm not even a month along."
"Well I'm sure that Snape will like him," Harry said.
"Thanks, Harry," Isis grandmother said and then turned to Harry's children. "You're going to have a new playmate."
"Is he going to be cute," Lily, who called herself Maat, asked.
"He sure will be," Dora said. "And he'll be a nightmare."
"What are you going to call him?" Isis asked.
"I was thinking about Ramses," Isis grandmother answered. "You like it."
Dora paid for the ride and they all got out.
The Cairo Hotel was as beautiful as the last time that Isis saw it and when they stepped inside Hermione was there to greet them. Isis ran over and gave her mother a huge hug.
"How's my sweetie," Hermione asked her.
"Fine," Isis answered.
"I'm glad to hear that," Hermione said and gave Harry a pleasant smile.
"Hello, Aunt Hermione," James said and Hermione gave him a hug.
"Hello, James," Hermione said and then looked at Harry. "Aunt Hermione!"
"The children have decided to call you aunt," Harry told her.
"Is that alright, Aunt Hermione?" Albus asked.
"Of course, Al," Hermione said, beaming at him.
Everyone checked in and later that afternoon, during dinner, Isis was asked how her term had been so far, minus the murder of Professor Lime.
"It was great," Isis said.
"She finally got a chance to learn to fly," Harry told Hermione. "We have a new Flying Instructor teacher, Oliver Wood."
Hermione beamed at her daughter. "I'm glad to hear that."
"We also have a new Muggle Studies Professor," Harry added.
"Who?" Hermione asked.
"My Aunt," Harry answered. "Professor McGonagall thought that Petunia would do best as a Muggle Studies Professor, since she knows all about Muggles. She's a real hit with the students."
"Glad to hear that," Hermione said, "And what about a new Caretaker?"
"That post hasn't been filled yet," Harry answered.
"So any news about Ginny?" Dora asked.
"None," Harry answered, "Though their still looking for her."
"I hope they find her," Hermione said.
"Me too," Harry said.
"So what are we doing tomorrow?" Isis asked, changing the subject.
"Well you all can come and watch me do my work," Hermione said. "Severus has the day off from classes so he's leading the team that will be digging in the sand."
"What tomb has been found?" Harry asked.
"Well I believe that we found the tomb of the daughter of the first Queen to declare herself Pharaoh. The Pharaoh's name was Hatsheput and if it's her daughter then it will be a very important find."
Isis beamed at her mother.