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Title: Blood of Salazar
Characters: Harry Potter (Balthezar Slytherin), Salazar Slytherin, Voldemort, Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, Albus Dumbledore, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, and Severus Snape
Pairings: Lily/Voldemort, and Lucius/Severus
Words per Chapter: 1,179
Warnings: AU, time travel, slash, het, violence, language, foreign languages, paganism, changed identities, character death, and the standard whatever else this demented author thinks up.
Summary: Lily was not who everyone thought she was, but she would do anything to protect her baby. Yet, on that fateful Halloween night, ancient magic of the Slytherin family saves Harry and now he's to grow up in another time. He's raised by his ancestor. What happens when he rejoins his time?
Notes: As a friend of mine has stated, there are certain languages that seemed to not be used often. This is because you don't hear them as much; Balthezar's main languages of use are Old English and Old Norse. You see that he only uses the others depending on who he's talking to. Now this doesn't mean that languages like Latin or Old Welsh will disappear, it just means he's not necessarily around the people who speak them. Don't worry however; there are parts of this story that will still call for the other languages.
Modern English: "…"
Old English: ^…^
Old Norse: -…-
Old Welsh: *…*
Thoughts: '…' (all thoughts, doesn't matter language)
Balthezar crossed his arms as he worked to stay warm without using a warming charm. His mind was going over everything that had happened. It was while he was thinking that he began to wander around area of the forest that was near the tribe. His thoughts about the different things that had happened were causing him to worry. He desperately wanted to talk to Salazar. He knew that something was happening, just not what it was. He stopped as he realized that he had walked further from the tribe grounds than he had intended to. He looked around at the place. The trees looked untouched and rather old. He closed his eyes and tried to recall how he had gotten to the place that he was in. He found that he couldn't immediately recall the path. He sighed and opened his eyes.
Footsteps caused him to spin around and pull out his wand. He pointed it at the being that was causing the sounds. It was Marius. He tilted his head towards the centaur. He kind of wondered why the man was sneaking up on him. Marius held his hands up. He knew that it was unlikely that Balthezar would harm him, but he had snuck up on the poor boy. His hind legs shifted a bit as Balthezar continued to hold out his wand. Balthezar realized this and lowered his wand. "I apologize." Marius nodded and lowered his hands. He wasn't that surprised at the boy's reaction.
Marius shifted his feet some more. He then shook his head. "I apologize for startling you. It's expected for you to have such a reaction. However, we need to speak about what you're doing here. I didn't think that you would find this place on your own." Balthezar blinked at him. He had no idea what Marius was talking about. He looked around to see what was so special about where he stood. There didn't appear to be anything that jumped out at him as being special.
He looked back at Marius. "What…" He stopped there. He wasn't sure what to ask. He could tell that there was something that Marius wanted to tell him. He just couldn't be sure what. He shook his head as he tried to clear the thoughts out of his head.
Marius nodded. "I understand your confusion. The reason that I'm shocked that you're here is because the tribe has moved further away from their original location over the centuries. They don't believe that they have, but the moon tribe knows that it has happened. This spot is where Salazar Slytherin put something for you. He wanted to make sure that you got it. He sealed it with a Parseltongue phrase that you should know. He said that he used familial magic to hide the item." Balthezar wondered what Salazar would save for him. In fact, he wasn't even sure what Marius meant by here.
He looked around and then at Marius again. "Here is where?" He wanted an exact location. He wasn't even sure what Parseltongue phrase that Salazar would use. There were a lot of phrases between the two of them that could have been used. It all depended on the reason that Salazar had for hiding whatever it was that he had left behind.
Marius shook his head. He could understand the boy's actions. He hadn't given any details. Marius walked over to an ancient looking tree. "Here is this tree. Salazar Slytherin left my family with the charge of making sure that you got this. The wards guarding this forest will fall. He left a necklace and a wand for you in this tree. He wanted them to be there for you to use when the wards do fall." Balthezar moved over to the tree and looked at Marius. He couldn't believe that Salazar would leave something like that. He let out a slow breath as he thought about the fact that Salazar wanted his school and forest to remain safe. That meant that having the wards around the forest fall was the last thing Salazar would have wanted. That also meant that a large battle could destroy everything about the school.
Balthezar thought about the phrase that Salazar would use. It then made sense as to what phrase the man would have chosen in regards to all of this. He breathed out and touched the tree that Marius had pointed out to him. The family of Serpents always helps each other. The tree started making noises moments before a hole opened up in the tree. He stared at it for a moment and carefully reached in. He didn't want to get injured because he got a little too cocky. His hand wrapped around something and he extracted it. He recognized the dark wood and the necklace wrapped around it. He stared at the wand of the man that had raised him. He couldn't believe what he was seeing.
Marius watched him. He had heard the legends about what he was seeing. Plus, he took the job that was passed through his family seriously. However, it was different to see it in person. "The wand of Salazar Slytherin. This is a long lost artefact to the Wizarding World." Balthezar looked at him. He could recall reading something that talked about the wands of the founders being buried deep within a safe place. Nobody ever mentioned the place. Yet, it was made clear that the wand of Salazar wasn't there. Balthezar thought for a moment and his eyes widened. He knew of the one place that Godric would let his wand lay. He turned around and faced the direction that the school would be in. Nobody knew where the wands were, but Godric had always talked about the one place that would be where he would place something like that. It wasn't with his body, but it would be somewhere else.
Balthezar let out a slow breath and kept the wand clenched in his hand. "The wands of the founders. Nobody knows where they were placed, do they?" Marius shook his head. Balthezar started piecing together something else that he hadn't thought of. He looked at the necklace and unwrapped it from around the wand. He placed it around his neck. "There is more to all of this than just stopping my father. Salazar's Spirit must have told him something else." He looked around. "Could you please lead me back to the tribe?" Marius nodded and began to lead Balthezar back towards the werewolf tribe's home. Balthezar had a lot on his mind. He now had some idea of what the famous Slytherin wanted, beyond the obvious. There was more to what was happening than could be easily pieced together. He hadn't realized that there was more to Salazar's plan than stopping Voldemort. Yet, Marius' comment made him think of a few things that hadn't hit him before. He wasn't completely sure that he was right, but he would do his best to complete the task that Salazar had set before him.
A/N: Well, here's the chapter. A little more has been revealed. Hope that you enjoy. Later.