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Answer to reptilia28's challenge
Challenge issued by "Reptilia28" - Originally on verbatim:
A funny little challenge I just came up with. It's a comical twist on the time-travel category.
*Harry is killed at 17 during a fight with Voldemort. He's sent to his Death's office (explained later) and finds out that this isn't the first time that this has happened.
*Harry's Death (who can have a human name) is mad at his arrival. Apparently, people dying before their time is a black mark on the various Deaths' records, and Harry is getting perilously close to getting this particular one fired.
*When Harry asks what was supposed to have happened, Death goes off on a rant saying how he was supposed to have killed Voldemort, found his soulmate ("Some Granger girl...") and lived to be a centennial age. But since Harry keeps getting into life-threatening situations for one reason or another, he keeps dying before that happens. Harry is surprised about the soulmate part.
*Death gives Harry a paper to sign that allows him to retain his memories (the previous times, he wasn't given this option for some reason). Harry is deposited to a previous time of the writer's choosing.
*Eventually, Harry gets it right. He kills Voldemort, gets the girl, and lives to a ripe old age of whatever. And Death doesn't get fired.
*Harry had to have died at least three times before this one.
*The memory keeping contract must be included.
*Death must refer to Hermione as "some Granger girl" when Harry's soulmate turns up in his rant.
*Obviously, must be H/Hr.
*Dumbledore's manipulations can be a factor in Harry's premature demises.
Harry woke up in an office. It looked like a normal office except it had strange little instruments, not unlike the ones in Dubmledore's office.
Then came in a woman. She was tall, thin and dressed in a white business suit. She had light brown hair with golden highlights.
"Oh my, she sighed, not you again." Her voice sounded a lot like Luna's but it wasn't as unfocused.
"Excuse me, who are you, and should I remember you?" he asked uncertainly.
"No, no, you shouldn't. My name is Angelica Reaper. I'm your Death Angel. And, if you haven't realized by now you are DEAD. For the 30TH TIME! Ugh, you the only reason I didn't get fired is because my dad is my boss, but, even he's THIS close to firing me and now he doesn't believe I can do this. So here goes the speech that has now been permanently etched into my mind. 'You were supposed to defeat Voldemort, but, you didn't, you weren't supposed to listen to Dumb-Old-Dork or the Weaslette Potions Princess a.k.a Ginny: the girl who gave you love potions. If you had talked to the goblins they would have discovered your magic was bound. You were supposed to live to the ripe old age of 374 with your soul-mate, some Granger girl. In peace and harmony. What part of that was hard? Now I will send you back in time with your memories back to third year remember every word I said and hold onto it with dear life
"So let me get this strait: Listen to the goblins, not Dumbledore. Check my food for potions, admit my feelings for Hermione. Live to the ripe old age of 374 after I defeat voldemort."
"All you have to do is sign this contract." He signed it immediately and Angie chuckled at his enthusiasm
"I will be visiting you when you are alone to tell you how you're doing. Oh, by the way, it takes enough time to cast the killing curse for you to shoot 6 times with a gun." After that the world started coming back and he found himself faced with a hundred dementors. He thought of him and Hermione, together, at the ripe old age of 374 . 'Expecto Patronum' Out of his wand came the most beautiful glowing patronus radiating happiness.
'No, not happiness, he thought to him