Summary: Lucius Malfoy found a stack of books on his desk along with a note that said 'I hope these help you make your choice, they helped me make mine. - R.A.B.' He sits down to read, only to be joined by more people soon after.
Disclaimer: I do not own the Harry Potter series. I am not making money off of this either.
Warnings: Lazy!Author, An OC, Sporadic!Updates
Author's Note: So this is the first chapter of something I've been meaning to write for a long time. If you've guys haven't noticed I'm finally back into writing. Chances are without constant prodding I'm going to fall out of it again, so keep the reviews coming and don't be afraid to PM me if you believe I'm taking too long to update. Also I'm looking for a beta for all my stories.
The Slytherins and the Written Words
a reading the Harry Potter books series
by Vaughn Tyler
'I hope these help you make your choice, they helped me make mine. – R.A.B.'
Lucius turned the note over in his hands for a third time, half expecting more writing to appear on the tiny, ripped piece of paper. No words appeared.
When the man had walked into his home office this morning he had been expecting to see a pile of letters from colleges inquiring about their Lord and if he was actually back. Not everyone had the mark, not everyone knew, and – Lucius found himself fighting a shiver – not everyone had seen the Dark Lord's new face. There was a pile of letters, but also another pile of books with this note on top of it.
The books were mildly distressing, being titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and things similar. Lucius knew there were currently no accurate descriptions of Harry Potter's life in print, so it would be a waste of time to read anything about the boy. Before he could toss the books away the titles Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire caught his eye. No one knew about the Chamber outside of Hogwarts, and most who did know did believe it to be a myth. Nor was there an accurate account of what happened in the Tournament.
Lucius set down the note and reached for the second book in the stack, only to find the insides blank with only page numbers at the bottom. Snapping the book closed he tried the Goblet of Fire book, only to find the same thing. Out of curiosity Lucius tried the book that had been at the top of the pile, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, he found he could read the inside cover summary without problem.
Harry Potter has never been the star of the Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley—a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.
But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry—and anyone who reads about him—will find unforgettable. For it's there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that has been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.
Not really paying attention to what he read, Lucius flipped the next few pages and found the first page of the first chapter was readable, but the rest of the book was blank. It truly wasn't an uncommon phenomenon in the wizarding world: some books simply did not allow you to read them until you had the proper back ground information. From this Lucius drew the conclusion he'd have to read this book first before he'd be able to read the others. Resigning himself, the pureblood began to read the first chapter of a book he had no desire to read.