"Bloody horcruxes," Harry grumbles to himself as he heads back to the common room. "If not for that bloody tournament, we wouldn't even have to...worry...about..."

Harry-and his words-slows down and eventually stops as a crazy connection between the tournament and the horcuxes.

Magically binding contract..

Oath...

I didn't agree to it...

Still binding...

Horcruxes...

False...

These were some of the thoughts bouncing around in his head. Had it been Hermione it would have gone more like, If a magically binding contract can be forced on me when I didn't agree to it, it can be forced on others. Since a wizard's or witch's oath is magically binding, that can be forced to effect another as well. If I give a false oath, swearing on every piece of Voldemort's soul, the war will be over!

Taking out his wand, Harry cleared his throat and swore, "I, Harry James Potter, swear on every piece of soul belonging to Tom Marvolo Riddle-he who calls himself Lord Voldemort-that I entered my own name into the Goblet of Fire to enter the Tri-Wizard Tournament."

Typically, a wizard's or witch's oath results in a flash, signifying that the person who swore the oath was truthful. If they lied, it will result in a glow surrounding the person to take either their magic, their life, or both (not that it matters, since if their dead, magic won't help.) In this case, since those were not the things sworn upon, Harry was briefly wrapped in a glow, before it split into five tendrils, and one blob that covered his scar.

It took nearly ten minutes for all of the tendrils to return and the blob to disappear, but when they did, Harry got an odd sense of satisfaction-and, admittedly, exhaustion-coming from each one, causing him to smirk smugly.

Take that, Voldemort.


A/N: Several people have pointed out that, if magical contracts could be used against someone's will, they could do it to criminals. Here's me applying that to the end of the war.

On a side note, I would like someone to take this idea, warp it so that Harry's magic can only reach the one in his scar (and maybe the diadem, since it's in the castle), and magically exhaust him when it can't reach the others, causing him to land in the hospital for a few days. Then have Hermione fretting over him the entire time he's unconscious, and get them together before finishing the war.