Pain of Betrayal
At the age of one Harry James Potter lost both of his parents and was placed on the door step of his aunt's house. His aunt had cared for him until his sixth birthday. His family had acted differently around him, his Aunt Petunia had forced him to start cooking their food for every meal, and if there was a mistake in the food, then she would burn Harry's hand on the stove. Harry's cousin Dudley loved to beat him up or blame him for things that he hadn't done. His Uncle Vernon was even crueller to him though. If things weren't done the way he'd want them or weren't done on time he would get whipped with a belt and forced to stay in his cupboard the rest of the day.
When Harry first displayed signs of magic everything was taken away from him. First his blanket and cot that he slept with were taken away, then what little food he was aloud to eat was also taken way, and then before was aloud to go to bed he was whipped and placed in his room.
When Harry turned eleven and got his letter for Hogwarts things had gotten even worse at home. His uncle stopped using the belt and replaced it with a whip.
Harry, now 15 was counting down the minutes until his 16th birthday hoping that this year he would be left alone. Harry looked at the clock next to his bed, which he had been given to him when he had started school, and it read 11:55.
'Five more minutes' He thought still counting with it. '4, 3, 2, 1," As Harry reacted zero and the clock showed 12:00 pain unlike any other he had, had before surged through him causing him to almost cry out but he bit his lip in time.
Severus Snape Death Eater turned spy. He was sitting with his lover reading when a flash of pain surged through him.
"Did you feel that Lucius?"
"Yes, it must be our mate. He or she is going through their inheritance," Severus nodded at the knowledge that he knew his mate must be going through their inhertance.
The two wizards had both come into their inheritance at sixteen. Severus had become a vampire just as his mother had. Lucius had become a Veela which was shocking because neither of his parents had come into their inheritance. Severus believed Lucius had changed because he was stronger than both of his parents.
"What will we do now Severus?" Lucius asked, sitting up and looking at the vampire beside him.
"We wait until the start of a new year at Hogwarts. I have already convinced Dumbledore to allow you to teach there. This will make it easier to find our mate." Lucius sighed but nodded in understanding.
As the last of Harry's pain fled from his now sore body he heard a soft taping on his window. Groaning softy he got up off his bed and allowed the owl entrance.
Mr. H. Potter,
4. Privet Drive,
Harry paid the owl before turning and opening the letter.
Dear Mr. Potter,
This letter contains a small black ball that was to be given to you when you entered Hogwarts but your Headmaster thought it best not to over whelm you. All you have to do is kiss the ball and throw it on the floor and it will do the rest.
Gringotts Wizarding Bank,
Harry sat the letter on his bed side table. He then pulled out the small black ball the goblin had mentioned. Bringing it to his lips he kissed it softly and threw it on the floor. Fog filled the room only to take shape into a woman, who Harry knew.
"Mother?" Harry whispered in shock but the fog did not answer.
"Hello my Harry. If you are seeing this then I am no longer with you. You are now eleven and on your way to Hogwarts. I think you will love it there so don't be afraid to go. The main reason I am leaving this is because when you turn sixteen, you will come into your creature inheritance. I am sorry to say that during the change you will be in great pain. You my son are a shape shifter nymph. Your father was the shape shifter and I was a nymph, you are also a pureblood just so you know, but not many people know I was adopted by a muggle family and I let them think what they wanted to. I should also tell you that you will more than likely have two mates; just as your father and I would have if he had not rejected us. There are just two more things I must say before I run out of time. First you should probably look in a mirror after your change because your appearance would have changed. The last my son is that I love you very much never forget that."
The fog dissipated leaving Harry alone once again as tears spilled from his eyes. Dumbledore had kept this from him. Why? Harry felt so angry and hurt. Slowly Harry stood up and moved over to his closet were he kept a full length mirror. He opened the door and gasped at his reflection. Harry could tell that he had grown about three inches, his short black hair was now shoulder length, and his eyes were bright emerald behind his glasses. Harry reached up and removed the glasses and was surprised. He could see and that confused Harry; placing his glasses back on he could still see just the same as when the glasses were off. Harry decided then that he would have to research shape shifters and nymphs when he return to Hogwarts. For now though he would keep his glasses on and cut his hair. Harry closed is closet door and moved over to where he had a loose floor board. Pulling it up Harry pulled out the scissors he kept hidden there with his wand and some of his school supplies. He once again moved over to his closet opening and looking in the mirror again. Quickly but efficiently he cut his long black hair. Satisfied Harry decided to get dressed because his family would be up soon ordering him to cook their breakfast for them.
Harry heard loud footsteps approaching his door and knew that it was his uncle that was up when heard the unlocking of his door. Harry walked over and opened the door to find all three Dursley's standing there.
"Here is a list of chores you are to complete before we return home. Today we have been invited over to spend the day with one of my business colleagues," the warning was clear.
"Yes Uncle Vernon," Harry replied keeping his voice submissive. Vernon turned and walked away followed by his wife and son. Once they were gone Harry opened his list.
Clean Living Room
Clean all Hall ways
Paint Fence and Garage
Mow the Lawn
Water Petunia's Flower Garden
"Figures," Harry sighed out loud.
Harry moved to the bathroom since it was closest to him. He moved from there and cleaned throughout the house. By twelve o'clock Harry had only finished the bathroom, the hall ways and the kitchen and he heard the Dursley's car pulling into the driveway.
"BOY!" Harry sighed and moved through the door into the hallway.
"Yes," Harry said meekly.
"Go up to your room and remove your shirt. I will teach you not to disobey me," Harry nodded and walked up the stairs.
Taking off his shirt he laid on his bed waiting for his uncle. Harry heard his heavy footsteps ascending the stairs. His body tensed and he shut his eyes tight.
"Now you will receive 10 strikes for every chore you did not complete," Vernon said. Harry could hear the glee his uncle was feeling, threw his voice. "Count!" Vernon ordered
Vernon brought down the whip and Harry cried out the number.
Lucius sat reading in his study when pain surged through his body. Closing his book he went to find Severus.
"Lucius you felt it too?" Severus said looking up from his brewing.
"Yes I thought it might have been you, but seems like it is our other mate that is in pain," Severus nodded casting a status charm on his potion.
"I know but there is nothing we can do. There is no way to know where our mate is and it would be pointless to try and find him or her." Lucius sighed and pulled Severus into his arms. Just as another lash of pain shot threw them.
"50," Harry cried out as tears fell from his eyes. He could feel blood on his back.
"Get your shirt on go fix lunch," Vernon demanded before walking out of the room. Harry lay on his bed for a few minutes before trying to move. When he did he had to bite his lip as more pain flashed through his body. He grabbed his shirt slowly pulling it over his head wincing when the material stuck to his back. Harry walked out of his room, down the stairs, and into the kitchen. Moving to the refrigerator he pulled out food for lunch and got to work.
Harry walked to his room exhausted only two more days and he would be free of his family.
ME: Ok so this story was inspired by Leeteuk Serenity. I hope you enjoy. Please review.