DeRanged: First off I want to thank everyone for the awesome reviews and even for the few flames I got, it was very eye opening believe me! I also wanna apologize for the time it's been taking me to update but I put off my summer assignments like a bloody idiot and now its caught up with me *sheepish grin*
Severus: *cuts her off* Get on with it woman!
DeRanged: *turns to him and glares* Take that tone with me again Severus Snape and you will find yourself mated to Dumbledore!
Severus: O.O *stays silent*
DeRanged: *nods smugly* that's what I thought! Anyway, my final word is this! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SILVER GREEN FLAMES! XD I really hope you enjoy your birthday gift!
Harry and Draco: ENJOY!
Pansy was floating in the air her hair going through the Hogwarts colors, all but Slytherin. Her robes were now that of a Hufflepuffs and she was gagged so no one could hear her screams. Her skin was a putrid looking green with neon orange polka dots littered her and there. Spelled on her forehead was, 'HOW DO I LOOK?' and a sign was put over her neck and dangling down where people could give their vote. But the most hilarious thing was the fact she was tied up like an animal. Her hands and feet tied together above her. Even her fellow Slytherin's gave a snort.
Severus fought off a smile and turned to the perpetrators, "How long do the spells last Longbottom?" he asked, using his usual sharp tone that he always used on the rowdy Gryffindors.
He felt a shock as well as a bit of pride when instead of stuttering and trembling in fear he rose an unimpressed brow and spoke confidently in cool, smooth tones, "It'll last until she's learned her lesson or until every live, human being in the castle has cast their vote onto the parchment around her neck. However she cannot go to people to get them to vote they must come and do it of their own free will," he explained.
Beside him Weasley gave a smirk, "She also won't feel very comfortable sitting down," at Severus' raised brow he shrugged, "My mum was always a firm believer in spankings if you misbehaved, taught us all the spell for it, unintentionally of course," his smirk went into a grin as Harry's clear, care-free laughter filled the room, he hadn't laughed like that since the train ride on the way to Hogwarts first year.
He and Neville shared proud glances before he turned back to the little blond peeking out of the Potion Professor's black robes. With a gently and kind smile he winked before making a few funny faces and pointing to Pansy, miming what he was trying to say to him. Draco giggled once more and reached for the funny red head. Ron felt warmth fill him when their Hatchling reached for him and gently took the boy out of his godfather's arms, throwing him up in the air and catching him bringing a laugh out of the boy. Ron grinned and did it again and again. While this was going on Harry directed his three new friends to take their house mate back to their common room, with smiles they obliged. Turning the Boy-Who-Lived-By-Luck saw Ron toss Draco up once again but this time, using his seeker abilities he snatched the boy out of thin air and ran across the classroom to the opposite side of Ron.
With twinkling emerald eyes Harry looked down into Draco's bright silver as the boy continued to giggle and laugh, "What say we play a bit of a game eh Hatchling?" he whispered playfully, knowing full well everyone in the room could hear if they tried.
Draco grinned wide and nodded enthusiastically, Harry smirked, "Okay here's the plan…," he began whispering their "attack" plan in his ear quietly even though the room could hear it, but Draco didn't know that.
When he was finished Draco snickered and threw secretive looks at Ron. Ron having heard everything put on a perfect act and began fidgeting nervously. Harry threw him and Neville a wink while the blond haired boy wasn't looking, quickly putting on a mask of mischievousness. He set Draco down on the floor and began to walk casually toward Ron, a wide grin on his face. Ron actually felt a bit fearful at Harry's smile; it didn't bode right with him. His gut told him to run and he quickly turned to do so only to find himself tackled by the little snake that he hadn't been paying attention to.
Falling to the dungeon floor with a grunt, he looked over his shoulder at the chuckling Harry, "You used code didn't you," he said deadpanned.
Harry smirked, "Couldn't let you in on me and Drake's big plot now could we?" he said raising a brow, sending Draco a wink and a salute, "Good job Hatchling! At ease!" he said in mock seriousness.
The blond Slytherin stood and saluted before falling forward into a fit of giggling, Ron took this as his chance and quickly snatched the boy up into his arms. Throwing him gently over his shoulder he ran behind the teacher's desk, crouching almost animalisticly. "Take that Potter!" he said sticking his tongue out.
Harry laughed as he tried to pull off a mock horrified look, but was only able to break down in laughter. Severus watched all this in amazement on the side of the room. He was beyond shocked; these Gryffindor's treated his godson as if he were a jeweled artifact and feared his breaking at even the harshest touch. He was also shocked at his godson's reaction, Draco had obviously resorted back to his childhood mind as well as body and he knew the boy had been abused much to his regret yet he was giggling and laughing like any other innocent child. Suspicion filled him, taking over the warm happiness that had been there, it had become second nature in his spying. Were these boys trying to get to his godson while he was weak and traumatize him even more? Were they out to embarrass him in hopes to get rid of one more "dark wizard"?
A soft voice from beside him brought him from his rapid thoughts, "Calm down Professor, we wish him no more harm than a mother lion does to her cub," looking down to meet Neville's kind, serious hazel eyes in shock.
"I have no idea what you're speaking of Longbottom," Severus said in a cool voice, but inside his mind was everywhere. How the hell had the teen known? Was he using Legelimens? Quickly, the older Slytherin began checking his shields.
Neville chuckled, "I'm not reading your mind Professor, merely your emotions," he told the shocked man, "I felt your suspicion and wished to reassure you that we will not hurt your godson intentionally," at this last part Severus' eyes narrowed but Neville merely raised a brow, "You mean to tell me in all your years as his godfather, you've never made him cry unintentionally," he asked.
Severus gave a reluctant nod and Neville nodded satisfied, turning back to the scene of Ron, Harry, and Draco playing about he spoke again, "Besides it goes against Harry's very nature to harm those like himself," he stated cryptically before walking forward to join the fun.
Severus was left to ponder what the usually shy Gryffindor said. What did he mean "those like himself", both McGonagall as well as Dumbledore said Harry's home life was well off and the boy was treated perfectly if not spoiled to death. Could it be they had lied to him? He was brought from his thoughts by a squeal. Looking up expecting to see Draco in a corner looking at them fearfully, instead he found Harry standing on top of one of the lab tables with Draco above his head, grinning in triumph.
"Neither of you shall ever see him again!" he claimed overdramatically.
Draco was giggling and squealing away, "Nev, help!" he gasped between laughs.
Neville grinned, "I don't know Drake, Harry's pretty scary when he's mad," the boy said, putting on a reluctant face.
Harry's eyes were twinkling merrily and for some reason it brought warmth to Severus' usually absent heart, "That's right peasant! Fear me!" he yelled pointing a finger at Neville with a fake superior look on his face.
Ron and Neville exchanged looks before rolling their eyes. Ron turned to Harry and said, "You know if you're trying to pull of the pureblood look its not working, you have make it look like there's dragon shi-droppings beneath your nose," he said sarcastically, leaning on the table behind him.
That was it for Harry's self-control, he burst into laughter. Neville took this moment to grab Draco from his arms and ran over to where Severus stood observing. Placing the boy by Severus he winked and ruffled his hair, "Stay here where it's safe Hatchling. We'll deal with the Big-Bad-Harry," he said snorting to himself and hearing Harry and Ron's responding snickers.
"Big-Bad-Harry? Really Nev, nothing more creative?" Harry said, raising a brow with a smirk.
"Nope!" Neville said with fake enthusiasm.
Ron was about to put in his word when the doors burst open and Seamus came running in and hid behind Harry, "I don't wanna die young!" he yelled, "I haven't even gotten to third base yet!"
Raising a brow Harry watched as Dean came storming in his face filled with irritations, "Where is he?" he asked menacingly.
At this Harry smirked hiding the Irishman with his body, "Who?" he asked innocently, Severus was slightly awed at the boys acting skills.
"You know exactly who I'm talking about Harry James Potter!" shouted the Muggleborn.
Harry snorted at the full use of his name and rolled his eyes, "What did the idiot do this time?" he asked.
"Hey! I'm not an idiot!" Seamus said popping up from behind him.
Harry just rose a brow, "You know you just gave away your location right?" he asked smirking.
"Shi-," but he was cut off by a glare from Harry, "-atsu in a soup!"
All the Gryffindors stopped to look at him, "Shiatsu in a soup? Really Seamus, that's all you could come up with?" Ron said, raising a sarcastic brow.
Seamus glared, "Well you try coming up with a cover up for the word shit on the spot!" he snapped before realizing what he just said and slapping a hand over his mouth.
Turning fearfully he met hard, glimmering emerald eyes, "You know there once was a chance when I would have saved you from Dean's wrath," he said off handedly, but Seamus knew not to let that distract him, Harry was more lethal when he seemed relaxed, "but now he's all yours Dean. Have fun!" he said in a cheery voice stepping aside and giving the Muggleborn teen an open way to the Irishman.
As he was about to lunge Harry stopped him for a moment, "Where is Dumbledore and Mr. Malfoy?"
A voice behind him made him freeze, "Professor Dumbledore Harry."
Spinning around he was met with twinkling blue eyes, turning his eyes to the side he saw Lucius Malfoy standing there a bit tensely having not yet spotted his son. Turning his attention back to the Headmaster Harry raised a brow, "If I am to respect you Dumbledore then you must first respect me. I am a firm believer in the fact that respect his gained," the ebony haired boy stated coolly before turning to Lucius and nodding his head in greeting, "Mr. Malfoy, I hope you are in good health?" he asked pleasantly.
Everyone in the room noticed the obvious brush off Harry had given the Headmaster. All the Gryffindors were snickering while the older Slytherin's minds were working a mile a minute, what happened to the blind faith and respect these lions had put into the Headmaster? The tense silence was broken by silent snickers coming from the Gryffindors that stood behind Harry, oblivious to the old Headmaster's glare.
Finally Lucius spoke up, "I am quite well Mr. Potter, and yourself?" he asked politly.
Harry nodded with a smile, what he was about to say next however was cut off by a shout.
Fred: Hello all! Gred and Forge here! Lady DeRanged apologizes for not being able to attend the party but-
George: -she had to be the mediator in the fight between-
Fred: -Dean and Seamus. We hope you enjoyed the chapter and-
George: -wanted to say once again Happy Birthday Silver Green Flames!
Fred and George: REVIEW PLEASE!
DeRanged: *freezes at the sight of them* Dammit you guys aren't supposed to appear until later! What the hell are you doing manning this thing! I thought I told Severus to do it!
George: You did but-
Fred: -Dumbledore started coming after him with a very peculiar set of robes-
George: -so the Professor left us in charge since we had absolutely nothing to do! *gives big grin*
DeRanged: *gives evil smirk* Oh well, guess I'll have to test it on you guys!
Gred and Forge: Test wha-? *get pulled into chairs and chained down as rabid fan girls come running in*
DeRanged: *cackles* REVIEW! XD *watches the whole thing with interest, eating popcorn*