Pandora's Box


DC: I do not own Harry Potter or afflictions to Warner's Bros. or J.K. Rowling's. I merely use the characters for entertainment purposes only. Anything mentioned in this story is afflicted only to its rightful produces. I own nothing but the plot.

AN: Prefer listening to "Lord of the Rings", "Harry Potter" soundtracks or songs which lyrics have been inserted while reading. Also, later on, the Renaissance become teachers. Think of this story to be like X-Men: they fight and teach!  [Feb. 10, 02]


This is my story and I'm telling you
It's not fiction, it's surely a fact
– Ginuwine "Differences"


In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship; to create her and he did, using water and earth. The gods endowed her with many talents; Aphrodite gave her beauty, Apollo music, Hermes persuasion, and so forth. Hence her name: Pandora, "all-gifted".

When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Epimetheus, Prometheus' brother. With her, Pandora had a jar, which she was not to open under any circumstance. Impelled by her natural curiosity, Pandora opened the jar, and all evil contained escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the lid, but the whole contents of the jar had escaped, except for one thing that lay at the bottom, and that was Hope.


Prologue September 19

Today happened to be the worst of my life. I could never have believed what was to come would ever happen – it was all too fast. Dumbledore never knew what hit him – us – and we were all awestruck, especially the Muggleborns, as we were "their" targets. Draco, I remember, freaked out when he saw what his father was leading. How could they have gotten past Dumbledore's shields? How could Snape not have known? We could not answer these questions as the spells went left, right and center. Many students were killed. I can still smell the blood; I can still see it on my hands. I'm stained. I'm tainted.

            God help us. Voldemort took down Hogwarts today. We are under his mercy.

            God help us.

-- From the loose pages of Hannah Abbott, died September 20, "Avada Kedavra" curses

            Voldemort attacked and overthrew the safeguard castle, Hogwarts, on September 19. He fought many teachers, imprisoning them and murdering many students. He came to the school with his Death Eaters in order to kill and purify the wizardring race.

            Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Lavender Brown, Blaise Zabini, and many other seventh year students stayed behind to fight alongside the teachers. This however, turned into mass hysteria when their beloved Headmaster, Dumbledore, crumpled to the ground.

            Death Eaters round these ten main renaissance fighters up.

            Our story starts here.