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Harry Potter

The Heir's Ring

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Chapter Twelve

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A pranking we shall go!

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NOTES: Sorry for no updates. On Feb 15th I went to the ER for pain in my stomach. I thought it was my kidneys again, boy was I wrong. My appendix ruptured. I spent 3 months in and out of the hospital/rehab fighting a triple infection. I was released on May 15th. I am still having problems from the appendix surgery but am slowly getting better. Now for the chapter.

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NOW FOR THE CHAPTER

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Harry walked over and sat down next to Neville who was talking to Susan. Across from them were Hannah, Daphne and Tracy talking about a book in front of Daphne. The rest of the girls were sitting at the Ravenclaw table where they could lean back and whisper to Hannah and the girls.

"What's going on? Dumbledore looks mad," Susan asked as she watched the headmaster walk up to the head table and sit down.

"Someone attacked Draco and his goons and Dumbles says I did it. He tried to assign a detection to me and I said I refuse and promised to take it to our head," Harry replied as he scooped out some stew onto his plate.

Neville looked at Harry and his left eyebrow went up, "Did you really attack them?" he asked.

"I will neither confirm nor deny that I was attacked by the three idiots," Harry said as he took a bite of his lunch.

"Harry, you cannot go around attacking the other students," Hermione spouted off.

"Hermione, I didn't say I did. Think of what I said and then consider what I said before you snap out accusations like that," Harry stated as the rest of the girls nodded their heads.

"You're right, I'm sorry," Hermione replied with a crestfallen look on her face.

"Its, Ok, so we have Charms next. I wonder what charm we'll be learning now?" Harry said as he filled his plate.

"The charms book says household charms," Hermione replied and then asked, "What type of spells are those?"

Daphne and Susan started mentioning the spells that were the basic house hold charms while Harry sat there eating and thinking as the door opened and Professor Dumbledore and Sprout came into the room. Harry frowned as the two looked around the room and their eyes settled on him and they walked over.

"Mr. Potter, you walked away from me and were disrespectful. I am going to have to assign you another week's detention and take forty points from Hufflepuff," Dumbledore said as he came to a stop.

"I protest as my right. Professor Sprout, he has accused me of attacking three students and I didn't. He had no proof except the word of Draco who hates me because I won't give up my friends in Hufflepuff," Harry replied as he stood up.

"Professor how was Mr. Malfoy and his two friends attacked?" Professor Sprout asked as she looked at the headmaster.

"Stunning spells and fisticuffs'," Dumbledore replied.

Turning back to Harry, she asked, "Mister Potter, may I see your wand and hands?"

"Harry passed his head of house his wand and showed her his undamaged hands, 'Thank god for gloves,' he thought as he flipped his hands over showing no damage.

Professor Sprout quickly casted the wand checking spell and it showed the last few spells cast were the cleaning spell, ""Headmaster, there are no attack spells on this wand, and I doubt a first year with only four months of education could cast the Stupefy spell since it's not taught until late second year…"

"I know he did it…"

"Do you have proof? I don't see any. Now I rescind the detentions and point loss. I m awarding Mr. Potter, and his friends twenty-five points for studying ahead and not goofing off like some kids," she said as he looked around the room at the kids in her house who quickly started pulling out books and parchment.

Dumbledore stormed out of the common room with Professor Sprout right behind him. As the door shut, Harry and his friends went back to their homework. Harry was wondering what Dumb-as-a-door would try next. He was also wondering what was going on with Sirius. With a sigh he started working on his essay on poison nettles and their use in potions.

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Amelia looked up at the owl flap as it closed and she smiled when she saw Hedwig descend to her desk and stuck her leg out.

"Hello Hedwig, a letter from Harry I gather?" she said as she took the letter and picked apart her sandwich and handed the roast beef to the bird.

Hedwig gobbled the tender beef down and then flew over to the stand and tucked her head under her wing.

Opening the letter, she smiled at her young wards scribbling, "Going to have to teach him how to write better with a quill," she said as she opened the letter the whole way.

Aunty A,

Just a note to say Dumbledork keeps trying to get in my mind and assigning me detentions. I keep refusing them and going to our head of house like you told me too. I pranked him last night, he was making me mad and I pulled out the fake wand I had one of the older students transform for me from a stick so I could practice my wand movements and broke it right in front of him. I also screamed at him that this was a school not a prison and I was leaving to go home. Can I come home? I hate that man, I know I shouldn't but I just cannot stop hating him for what he has done to my life…

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Amelia set the letter down as she realized that Harry was crying when he wrote it because some of the words were water smeared. With a sigh, she picked it up and continued reading.

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Any word on Sirius and his trial? I really want to get him out of there and be a family like we were supposed to be. This is not saying I don't consider you family, but I want more. Is that wrong to want a large family? Well going to let it go here. Love you Aunty A,

Harry.

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Pulling out a sheet of parchment, she started writing a reply to her adopted son before she had to head to work. Amelia walked into her office and sat down. With a ferial grin on her face she reached over and pressed a rune on her desk to summon her head auror Rufus Scrimgeour. Leaning back in her chair she waited for Rufus to arrive and thought of her plan to free Sirius. With a smile she got to work writing out some letters for the ICW. She was working diligence on the letters when a knock sounded on her door.

"Enter," she said and the door opened and Rufus came in.

"Wanted to see me Ma'am?" Rufus asked as he set a cup of coffee down in front of Amelia.

Grabbing the cup, she took a drink and sighed as she sat back in her chair, "have a seat Rufus."

Rufus sat down and took a sip of his tea and waited for his boss to go on.

"Yes, it deals with operation Dog Pound and how we can pull it off," Amelia said as she pulled out the plan and handed it to her second in command.

Rufus took the offered parchment and started reading. As he reached the middle of the page his right eyebrow had almost vanished into his hair.

"You know I think this will work. I'll get on it," Rufus replied as he reached the bottom of the page.

"Good, get going," Amelia ordered as she took the paper back and stuffed it back into its folder.

Rufus left the office and she went back to the letters she was writing to the heads of the French and German DMLE. She prayed that the plan would work for Harry's sake.

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That evening Harry was sitting on one of the couches that was tucked into the common room, the family grimoire open on his lap. He was reading the next history section. It was dated 1914.

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28 July 1914

Who would have believed that the death of one man would plunge a world into war. On 28 June 1914 the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary treaties were enforced and the armies started marching towards each other. First it was Austria declaring war on Serbia which brought in the Russians on their side. This has activated the alliance between Germany and Austria and they have declared war on Russia which brought us into the war along with France against them. This has caused a domino effect as countries declared war against the Triple Entente and the Central Powers. My regiment has been called up and we're shipping out in forty-eight hours. I hate to leave because my wife is due to have our son in three months and I so desperately want to be there. My brother's ship the Battle Cruiser HMS Queen Mary has put to sea to blockade the German fleet and merchant marine. I pray that we can end this war soon.

Lord Brian Anthony Potter

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2 October 1914

We've been sitting in our trenches outside of Ypres for the last three weeks. I have heard we have about four million troops while we estimate that the German forces are around three million. From what I can see of the Belgium town, it was a lovely little town until artillery started flattening it. We're trying to cut the German supply lines and their trying to take the channel ports from us. I have a feeling this will be a long war, but my companions think it will be over by the spring and we'll go home. I know their wrong, I can feel it in my bones. Dad would have been disgusted by the waste of life here, already I have seen hundreds of dead and I feel by the time this war is over. Most of a generation will be dead or wounded.

Lord Brian Anthony Potter

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21 October, The Germans supprised us and it cost us the Royal Irish of the 3rd Division. The division was wiped out in a surprise attack and left a hole in our defenses that we're trying to plug. I had news from home. Maria gave birth to our son. Charles James Potter at three am on October the 2nd. If I fall in this war, the next Lord Potter has been born. I wish I could hold my son but our honor as a subject of the crown must and always will come first.

Lord Brian Anthony Potter

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30 November, 1914

We've lost Ypres and have been forced back to Wytschaete to the La Bassée Canal at Givench where we've reformed the line. I have been slightly wounded and am being sent home to recover and take a friend home. Estimated deaths on our side have been reported around one hundred and sixty thousand killed, wounded and missing in action. The casualties on the German side is unknown, but it has to be just as high. I have used all my healing potions on my comrades and many will survive but my best friend Lord Jessie Greengrass has perished and with the high command's blessing I'll be bringing him home to his family.

Lord Brian Anthony Potter

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12 June 1916

Its seven am and I have just now entered my sleeping comidations and I noticed that my journal that's linked to my wife's is glowing. When I opened it and started reading I wanted to scream out. The news was bitter for I was being informed that my brother is dead. His ship the Battle Cruiser HMS Queen Mary was sunk with most of her crew at Jutland. Jason leaves his wife Annette and three adorable girls. I'll make sure they need for nothing as they grow up. By the Goddess I wish this war was over. So many have died or been maimed in this conflict.

Lord Brian Anthony Potter

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12 November 1918

I woke up to something I thought I'd never hear. The sound of the guns being silent, after four bloody years, the war is over and we've won. If you want to call it winning that is. The human suffering must be in the millions for the dead, wounded and missing. Now that peace has come. Maybe the world can heal. I know it will take a long time for me. I keep seeing the dead and maimed when I sleep and wake up shivering with wet sheets. War is not glorious as our history teacher at Hogwarts told us. It's bloody and deadly. To many dead to remember but several will stand out. May the Goddess watch over their families and let them heal and recover.

Lord Brian Anthony Potter

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Harry closed the book and wiped the tears away. He had read his great grandfathers achievements and losses during the war. He remembered studying the war in muggle school, but never thought much about it. But with the words his great grandfather had penned, it brought it home tenfold. Every day from 28 July 1914 to 12 November 1918 he had penned something in the family book. Unknown he was being watched, he didn't see Cedric cross the room to his friends and whisper in Hannah and Susan's ears.

Both girls had looked over at Harry and saw the tears. Before anyone could say anything else they had crossed the room and taken him in their arms as he started crying for his family that he never knew but was getting to know though their writings.

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****Sorry it's been so long. Due to medical reasons I hadn't been writing much. Please leave a comment for me. Hope you enjoy the new chapter. This chapter is unedited.***