First off I would like to thank those of you who reviewed or favorited my other story 'Blessed With A Curse', thank you so much, it made me feel good to know that someone enjoyed my effort.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything related to Harry Potter, except some DVDs and books.
A/N: An idea inspired by AFI. They own the song that inspired this. Song: The Boy Who Destroyed The World by AFI.
My OC Damien was strongly inspired by Irish actor Cillian Murphy (if he was in the films I would have cast him in the role).
Pairing(s): Harry/Hermione, others yet to be decided (will take suggestions).
WARNINGS: AU, Language, Violence and Bashing.
The Boy Who Destroyed The World
I Am Atrocity
Chapter I: Hi, Welcome to Hell, I mean Hogwarts (Part I: The Beginning)
Halloween. A night celebrated by children all over the world. But on this year it held a darker meaning for the inhabitants of the small two-story house at the end of the lane.
The Potters were all gathered in the living room, just enjoying being together. James and Lily sat on the couch with little Harry snuggled happily between them. They sat this way for an hour, basking in a warmth created only by the joy of family.
James Potter smiled as he gave his wife a soft kiss and pulled her closer to him the arm he had around her shoulder.
Then the perimeter alarm flared then they all felt the wards hiding their home fall. They had been found. James jumped to his feet, his wand was in his hand faster than anyone could blink. A glance out of the window was all that was needed to confirm their worst fears.
"Lily it's him. Take Harry and go! I'll hold him off. Go!"
She did as she was told. She scooped up a frightened Harry and bolted for the back door.
"Stand aside." hissed the man in the black cloak. She heard James deny the request before there was a bright green flash.
At her scream the man approached her. She ran out of the door and into the back yard. The ground was slightly uneven and caused her to trip. She spun he body so as not to land on Harry, who was now crying. She sat Harry down on the ground behind her and stood to face Voldemort.
"Stand aside, stupid girl." he hissed.
"No, not Harry! Take me instead," she pleaded with tears in her eyes.
"This is my last warning."
"No, not Harry...please not Harry...kill me instead just don't hurt Harry...I'll do anything...please..," she begged as her tears shone brightly in the light of the moon. Voldemort laughed coldly.
"Very well, you will die first. Avada Kadavra!" There another green flash and Lily crumbled lifelessly into the grass, a look of horror on her face. Voldemort once again raised his wand and pointed it at the boy's head. He smirked and repeated his earlier spell. Then, something miraculous happened. Harry was engulfed in a golden-white light and the sickly green of the Killing curse rebounded on its caster.
Harry was left with a slightly bleeding lightning bolt scar on his forehead.
He awoke to the sound of someone beating on the door of his cupboard under the stairs. "Boy! Get up and make the breakfast now! And don't you dare burn anything!" His uncle yelled through the door. Dammit, can't they cook their own damn food? He hauled himself to his feet and headed to the kitchen. He cooked the eggs and fried the bacon to perfection. Did I get a thank you? No, but I did get what little was left over. That's a fair trade right? Wrong! I'm starving. But if I ask for more I'll just get hit again. What did I do to deserve this? Oh yeah, I was born, that's what it was. Oh well I can't change that, well I could 'fix' it but I'm not too sure I'm fond of that idea.
Well today just happened to be his cousin Dudley's birthday. Oh joy. Note the sarcasm in that remark. Because it's his birthday that means that I get their bitch even more, yippee. Oh look more sarcasm.
Ah the zoo, now this good. I get to see animals that I have never seen before. They walked into the 'Reptile House'. He was gazing at a rather large python when Dudley shoved him to the floor. He glared at him and suddenly the glass separating the spoiled git from the snake vanished. Oh that can't be good. What happened next was funny as hell and at the same time horrible. The snake lunged out of its tank at Dudley, who then fell on his ass screaming like a little girl. After that the snake simply slithered away.
This was the bad part and good too but oh well. Uncle Vernon was convinced that it was Harry's fault the snake had tried to attack Dudley and in his fury began to hit him over and over until he was nearly unconscious and would have continued but he was suddenly thrown off.
A young man of about twenty-three with longish brown hair and startling blue eyes stood over Harry with his fists clenched. Vernon regained his feet sputtering with rage. His face had turned a alarming purple color.
"How dare you! Get out of my way! I'm going teach the little bastard a lesson he won't soon forget!" he yelled, spittle flying from his mouth with every word.
"Sorry, I can't let you do that," the man said in what Harry thought was an Irish accent. Vernon was about to say something else but was cut off by the arrival of several police officers. Apparently one of the onlookers had called them when Vernon had begun his assault on Harry. When they asked what had happened Vernon didn't help himself any by telling the officer that he was merely teaching his nephew a lesson. Some paramedics were called in to assess Harry's condition, it turned out that Vernon had broken three of his ribs and severely bruised his face and almost broke his nose. After getting statements from multiple witnesses Vernon was cuffed and taken away.
They spoke longest with the man who had helped Harry. "...and his wife and son just stood by and watched with what I'm pretty sure were looks of approval. So I stepped in to help the lad," he finished telling the officer he was speaking to. When the officer told him that that was all he needed he went to Harry's side as the paramedics were strapping him into a stretcher. "How are you feeling lad?"
Harry looked at him through pain filled eyes, "I've been better, sir."
"Well they'll get you all fixed up at the hospital then We'll see what we can do about getting you out of that house and into somewhere safer."
"You mean I won't have to go back to the Dursleys?" Harry asked, not daring to hope. That would be the best thing ever. He didn't know who this man was but anyone was willing to protect him from his uncle and get him out of their 'care' couldn't all that bad right?
"Not if I have anything to do with it you won't. By the way, my name is Damien, Damien Lynch." He offered his hand which Harry shook after a moments hesitation.
"Harry Potter, nice to meet you."
"Well Harry it looks like the ambulance is ready to go so I'll see you at the hospital after I've finished here." Harry nodded and the paramedics placed him in the back of the ambulance and drove off.
Damien turned back to those gathered in the reptile house and pulled out his wand. Time to make them all forget that they ever saw that glass disappear.
A/N: it's kinda short but it's just the first chapter. Review if you would be so kind, I'd like to know what I need to work on or fix. Thanks.