Author: Mad Hatter, L. Carol
Word Count: 193
Warning: Internet Rule 50, HP!Verse, semi!crossover, canon mash-up, Slytherins, Death Eaters
Characters: Phobos (discussed), Cedric (mentioned), Hogwarts Staff (mentioned), Voldemort/Tom Riddle/You-Know-Who (mentioned).
heir presumptive. noun. - a person scheduled to inherit a throne, peerage, or other hereditary honour, but whose position can be displaced by the birth of an heir or heiress apparent or of a new heir presumptive with a better claim to the throne.
Hogwarts was turbulent place during the late 1970s, so it was no surprise that some students—who otherwise surely would have been noticed- slipped through their school years almost without mention.
For example, when a deeply serious, very blond boy was sorted into Slytherin with barely a pause, no one took note. No one noticed when the quiet young boy befriended a fellow Slytherin, whose lisp and narrow features seemed to indicate more than just a passing resemblance to their House's mascot, or the fact that despite his obvious wealth, he choose to spend every break he could in the castle...
No, it was only in his fifth year, when his skills in the Dark Arts become apparent and Voldemort's recruitment rose that the higher powers—or in this case, the teachers—started paying any real attention. They saw his crisp robes, his sleek hair and the way he held his circle close with only a few words. They saw, perhaps, another Tom waiting.
No-one would have been surprised that if, in his final year, the pureblooded Slytherin quietly slipped away to join You-Know-Who...
But Phobos never did like conforming to other's expectations.
A/N: I think "What-if-So-and-So-went-to-Hogwarts" has a story in every fandom. I've read the WITCH/HP crossover summaries, most of which seem to consist of "Phobos and Voldemort team up for the evilz!" Utter silliness. No way either party could stand the other long enough to work together, their goals are too personal (Kill Harry, Kill Eylon) and their personalities are much too self-important/self-centred, not to mention paranoid. That's not to say Phobert would wind up on the Order's side….