AvatarCat11: I promised you folks that I was going to make a brand new epic series called Avatar Aang At Hogwarts, and I'm going to update it really soon. But the first book is called Avatar Aang and the Sorcerer's Stone. You know, I have a thing of writing about epic tales.
Plus, for the first time ever, I'll say the summary before the disclaimer and the updating date. That way it won't start out bad.
Summary: On July, a year after the War ends, Team Avatar is invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn magic. While there, Aang and his friends befriend the Golden Trio (Harry, Ron, and Hermione) and they find out a lot about each other. But a powerful evil being more powerful than Ozai is threatening to be revived. Will Aang, Harry, and their friends stop him?
There. NOW here's the disclaimer.
Disclaimer: I do not own Avatar: The Last AirBender or Harry Potter. Their respective owners own them.
Updating Date: May 11, 2011
Letters From Hogwarts
It has been quite a year (let's say around until July because the finale happened on August in their time) since we last time left our heroes and they were hanging out as usual at the Jasmine Dragon tea shop at Ba Sing Se. The tea shop had been not been wounded in the liberation of Ba Sing Se from the Fire Nation by the Order of the White Lotus.
Avatar Aang himself had been the winner in a climactic battle against Fire Lord Ozai by using a powerful and rare form of Bending called EnergyBending. This was used by taking away the evil FireBender's powers and made him a prisoner on his own special day, the day he became the so-called Phoenix King. After the battle, Ozai had been locked away in a prison cell where he could try and learn from his mistakes.
Following that powerful day, a new Fire Lord had come to the throne: Zuko, son of Ozai and a trusted friend of Team Avatar. He had been scarred by his father for protest against a general while in the throne room and banished until he could capture the Avatar. After trying to capture the Avatar and leaving his homeland, Zuko had come to realize that helping the Avatar was his destiny, not catching him.
But now, the War was finally over and things in the world were slowly returning to normal. And as spoken of before, Team Avatar was hanging out at the Jasmine Dragon tea shop, either talking about stuff or sipping their tea. And over the years, they had been helping the world recover from its wounds and making it a better place for everyone.
As Aang arrived from the Jasmine Dragon room where he was sleeping at, he heard a soft female voice behind him say, "Good morning, Aang."
The AirBending Avatar turned to see Katara, his kind and beautiful Water Tribe girlfriend, smiling gently at him. He had loved her from the time when she freed him from the Iceberg in the Southern Water Tribe. When she and Sokka, her brother, had traveled with him, they started to fall for each other and had finally started a relationship a week after the War came to an end.
"Good morning to you too," Aang replied, planting a kiss on her cheek. He blushed as he did so, for he really didn't expect himself to be like this. He had hoped that, after nearly a year since they started dating, that he would stop blushing like that.
"So...should we get some breakfast now?" Katara asked him.
Aang nodded, and the two exchanged a passionate kiss.
"Okay, you two! Back it up! You'll give me eternal oogies!" her brother Sokka interrupted, getting in between Aang and Katara and pushing them a little away from each other.
Ever since Aang and Katara had entered their relationship, Sokka had been keeping an eye on them like a raven-eagle. Aang knew that the Water Tribe teenager was very protective of his sister and would attack anyone or anything that harmed her. But to him, that didn't give him the right to spy on them all the time.
"Sokka, will you knock it off?" Katara sighed with exasperation. "Aang's my boyfriend now, remember?"
Sokka held up his hands in mock defeat as he replied, "I know, I know. But I'm making sure you two don't do anything…mature. And if you do, I know where you go at night!" he added, suddenly looking from left to right like a spy.
Aang went along with the joke by saying, "I get it. We'll be careful with that."
But deep inside, he knew that Sokka was right. He and Katara were indeed dating now, but they were still too young to have sex. He didn't want to give her anything that they would regret like pregnancy; they could have a baby when they got older.
Leading Katara away to the tea shop, he let her go in first, and they went to sit in two chairs so that they could get their order in. Right when they sat down, they heard a familiar voice speak.
"So...can I get you two lovebirds anything?"
Aang and Katara looked up to see Zuko right in front of them, smilingat them as he set down a tray of egg custard tarts in front of them. They had heard that the Fire Lord had been a waiter at this shop when he worked for his uncle Iroh, the founder of the tea shop and the Dragon of the West, but they never really believed it until they saw it themselves. But they had seen him serve some tea at the Western Air Temple and here at the Jasmine Dragon Tea Shop.
"So you're playing waiter again?" Katara asked him slyly, but her smile was gentle. "Where's Jin at?"
Zuko looked towards the tea-making room where Iroh and Jin worked at. "She's helping Uncle as usual. She's wanted to help us out since the end of the war." Turning back to them, he asked, "So what'll you have?"
"Is there ginseng tea there? With some cream?" the WaterBender asked him.
"Same here," Aang put in.
Zuko nodded while smiling and said, "I'll see what we can do." And at this, he walked away to help his uncle and his assistant in the kitchen.
But when the Fire Lord was gone, Aang wondered if he should tell Zuko more about EnergyBending, the technique he had used to defeat his father. He could understand that, but he would still be shocked about hearing new Bending. But that could only be taught by a spiritual lion-turtle.
The Avatar noticed a hand laying on his shoulder as he came back into focus. He turned to see that Katara was gazing at him with concern in her beautiful blue eyes as she asked, "Aang, what's the matter?"
Aang took a custard pastry in his hand before looking down. "It's just that...do you think I should've told Zuko more about EnergyBending?"
"Yes," she said, nodding. "He has a right to know about this. Like you knew how he and I defeated that insane sister of his."
Aang winced a little at the slightly thoughtless tone that his girlfriend said Azula's name. But he knew, deep inside, that she and Zuko felt bad for Azula since she had a rough childhood without a mother. He himself also felt sympathetic; if she hadn't been raised the way Ozai had raised her, she would be a good sister to Zuko.
But her voice grew gentle as she told him, "Look, Ozai might change in prison or he might not change at all. No matter what happens, the War's over, and we should try and help everyone out. So let's not worry about the past. Cheer up!"
Smiling at her when this sunk in, Aang gave her a gentle peck on the lips and said, "Thanks. That really cheered me up."
Then they proceeded to deepen the kiss a bit more and would have gone deeper…if a certain voice didn't interrupt them.
"Did I just hear you guys swap spit?" Toph's humor-filled voice rang out to them. Aang and Katara broke the kiss apart and looked over at the blind EarthBender with exasperation.
Aang turned to her and asked, "Can't anyone leave us alone for just one bit?"
The blind tomboy just laughed. "I didn't come here because I felt like it! I could feel you two making out!"
The couple exchanged looks with one another and looked away from each other, blushing. They knew that Toph could sense her way around the world by EarthBending and she could also tell if someone was lying or not by the way their body was placed. So there was no way of avoiding this little lie detector.
"Yeah, but they're a couple now," Suki, Sokka's Kyoshi Island girlfriend, piped up as she joined them. "But it's kinda fun to spy on them like that," she added quietly to Toph.
Katara gave her a glare that said And why do we share a room if you act like my brother?
But Aang knew that they were just joking, even though he wished that others wouldn't stop them from kissing each other. Suki was correct; they were a pair now, and they had a right for space to themselves. But Sokka didn't seem to understand that yet, counting the times that their kisses were interrupted by him.
When Zuko came back with their tea (Jin bringing them some other stuff for tea), Aang and Katara pushed their interruption to the back of their minds. They looked up from their tea to see Zuko walk over to Mai, his emo girlfriend, and wrap one arm around her shoulder. The emo Fire Nation teenager responded by giving him a kiss on the cheek; they moved quickly away, though, when they saw Aang and Katara watching them.
But just when they finished their tea, they heard a loud screech from outside. Aang and Katara thanked Iroh for the tea quickly before going outside, expecting someone to be hurt...but something landed in front of them instead. It was a bird with tan feathers, large tawny eyes, and sharp talons. And in those talons was six letters, which it set at their feet.
"What is that bird, Aang? I haven't seen a bird like that before!" Katara exclaimed.
Aang wasn't sure, for that bird looked a little like a cat-owl except that it looked unlike one. But he had another question on his mind.
"And more importantly, why did it bring us four letters?" he asked , stooping low to the bird and grabbing the six letters. But when he flipped them over, he saw that they were in a language he didn't know yet. And another weird thing was that one of them was for him, but he knew what it was saying:
Avatar Aang of the Air Nomads
The Jasmine Dragon Tea Shop
Ba Sing Se
The other letters were for Katara, Sokka, Toph, Suki, and Zuko. They also said the same thing except for the person it was mailed to.
Aang handed Katara's letter to her as he said, "There's some letters for us." Then he inspected the letter in a closer manner.
The envelope was broad and heavy, made of yellow parchment, and the address was written in emerald ink. It also had a coat of arms; four weird animals surrounding a large letter H. Giving a small breath, he opened his letter and began reading through it. It read:
HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY
Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards)
Dear Avatar Aang,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.
Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.
Aang looked down at the bird in front of him; he supposed that this was the "owl" the letter told him about. Then he took out another piece of parchment and read the other piece of paper.
HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
First-year students will require:
1. Three sets of plain work robes (black)
2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
3. One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
4. One winter cloak (black, silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupils' clothes should carry name tags
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginners' Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set of glass or crystal phials
1 telescope set
1 brass scales
Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS
He heard a gasp of surprise and looked over to see Katara showing him her letter; it had said the same thing on her letter, so he suspected that they would be getting the same kind of stuff and that the others' letters said the same thing. But they didn't know how they would react to such news like this.
"Aang...we've been invited to this Hogwarts place or whatever it is," Katara was telling him when they went back into the Jasmine Dragon. "What do you think will happen?"
"I don't know," he told her. "Should we go?"
Katara looked away as she replied, "I-I don't know. I wanna try and spend some time with Gran-Gran, Dad, and Master Pakku again. What about you?"
Aang thought about this for a little bit; this was one place that could hold many secrets in one place. Plus, he hoped that he could find some new animals there to play around with; as an Air Nomad monk, he had a natural way for animals. So there was only one thing to say.
"I think I'll go," he finally announced. "How about you? I'll understand if you don't want to."
"I do want to spend time with my family again. I mean, I'd like to tell them about the stuff we've done to help others after the War," Katara replied. With a smile, she added, "But wherever you go, Aang, I'll go with you."
Aang gave her a smile in return and kissed her again as they walked back into the Jasmine Dragon Tea Shop. They would have kissed more if it wasn't for a familiar meddlesome voice.
"Is this another kissing thing I should know about?"
Aang heard Katara give a sigh of irritation when he saw that Sokka had come to see what had taken them so long. Toph and Suki were right behind him; Suki had a slightly exasperated look on her face while Toph had a look of naughtiness on her blind face.
Aang spoke up for Katara as he said, "No, we heard some loud shriek outside and found this outside the tea shop." He showed them the tawny owl, which was riding on top of his shoulder, and the three people stared at it with surprise. "And Katara and I got these from it."
He handed the letters to the Water Tribe warrior, who opened them and read through them. But the Avatar had a slight uncertainty about Sokka reading the letters; unlike him or Katara, he preferred to be more of the realistic type and used science to figure things out.
Team Avatar got an experience with that when they went to Aunt Wu's town to get their fortunes read. He had ranted uncontrollably about Aunt Wu's predictions being wrong, but Aang knew better...somewhat. The only true things she said were them saving the town from the volcano and him finding the love of his life. That love was Katara, whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
When Sokka finished reading, he suddenly asked, "What's this Hogwarts place?"
"We don't know," Katara answered him, her annoyance at him fading. "And you, Toph, Suki, and Zuko have some too."
"Really?" Toph asked, looking a bit annoyed. "School again?"
But Suki looked up to it as she gently took the letter from the owl and said, "I'd like to go. But I'll have to ask Ty Lee to be the leader of the Kyoshi warriors while I'm gone; she knows moves that we don't! What about you?" she asked her boyfriend.
Sokka rubbed his chin to think it over. He was thinking in a manner that he would usually use whenever he put on his false beard and mustache to impersonate his other alter ego: Wang Fire, a made-up name he used it in the Fire Nation as a psychotherapist.
Finally he said, "This magic stuff is weird compared to Bending and I'm not one for all of this magic stuff. But it does seem nice..." Finally, he said, "Aw, what the heck? Might as well give it a try."
Suki kissed him gratefully on the lips and said, "I knew you'd say yes." But when Aang and Katara laughed at that, she asked in a slightly cross tone, "What's so funny? You're just laughing at us for kissing?"
"You and Sokka do it to me and Aang, so the dirt's on you now," Katara retorted teasingly.
Suki just ignored that as she and Sokka read their letters before Katara went over to Toph and read out the list for her. Now Aang had another worrying thing on his mind: how could Toph learn magic if she couldn't see anything? But he knew that she could feel her way around really well around Hogwarts if the school was made of stone.
Aang told her, "Don't worry, Toph. We'll tell you everything about what the spells do. We promise." The others added in their promises, making the blind EarthBending girl finally agree to join them.
"Plus, I'm sure Zuko will want to go," Sokka spoke up.
"But I can't go! Who'll run the Fire Nation while I'm gone?"
Aang and the rest of Team Avatar had given Zuko his letter, and he read through it carefully to not miss any detail. But the prediction Sokka made wasn't correct; what the Water Tribe warrior said next reminded him strongly of the time they were at the Serpent's Pass. That was when the Fire Nation and the Serpent were attacking them.
"Aww, the universe wants me to be wrong forever, right?" Sokka moaned.
Toph shrugged. "I think it does."
But when Zuko sat down and reread the letter once more, Iroh came over to his nephew and laid his hand on his shoulder. The Fire Lord looked up to see his uncle looking down at him with wisdom and kindness in his golden eyes.
"I will run the Fire Nation for you while you're gone, Zuko," Iroh calmed him. "I was planning on expanding my Jasmine Dragon Tea Shop elsewhere in the world anyways. I chose the Fire Nation because tea reminds me of home. So do not worry, nephew. To try new things is to find a blessing in disguise."
Zuko looked down at the letter, and then he looked up at his uncle to smile at him. "Thank you, Uncle," he told him, giving him a hug.
Iroh looked back at Team Avatar and told them, "I've known about that world for quite a while, for I also have been to the library in the desert while doing research on the Spirit World to search for Lu Ten. The Headmaster of Hogwarts is a good and honest man, and he will listen to what you have to say. I wish all of you the best of luck."
Zuko nodded before walking over to Mai and embracing her. "Are you sure you'll be okay with me gone?"
Mai gave him a small peck on the lips before telling him, "Hey, I've spent a few years without you. I'll try to last for another year."
Aang and Katara exchanged looks with each other. So far, since they hadn't laughed at them while kissing, Zuko and Mai had been worthy of not being laughed at while THEY would kiss each other. While Aang wondered what it would be like at Hogwarts, Katara turned around to give him a hug as she murmured this softly into his ear:
"We'll be okay, Aang. It's just for one year."
And when all six of them were packed and ready to go, a bright white light opened up before them and they all went inside it, leaving Appa and Momo behind with Iroh. The Fire Lord's temporary substitute had promised to look after the two animals and he promised to carefully follow the directions that Aang had given to him.
Up ahead of Aang and his friends, the tawny owl flew off with the letters in its beak. It was feeling upbeat for one reason. It had managed to help Albus Dumbledore invite Team Avatar to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
To be continued...
AvatarCat11: There we go; the first chapter's done! I hope I helped suit their personalities in really well. If not, I'll edit this to make some readjustments.
So if you want to review, then that's fine with me. You'll receive some Swedish Fish gummies when you give a review. Now here's the summary for the next chapter.
Summary: Aang and his friends arrive at Hogwarts for a talk, leaving Albus Dumbledore to explain not only their stay, but also their mission.
See ya next time!