Chapter 3 The Out of Bounds sector
This is a crossover that starts in two different worlds. It will branch out to cover more but it will really take off when the four travelers meet.
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Harriet Potter had finally done it. She found a way to escape the monotone of life, the predictability of the wizarding world, and as a bonus Hermione and Teddy had come along for the ride.
What with her and the Malfoys being Teddy's remaining family she quickly used her fame to take custody. Of course the Dursleys hadn't been happy about her bringing home an infant. They had accused her of being a tart when they saw him. She quickly put them in their place about talking down to that sweet child, even if he didn't understand them yet.
Theodore Moon Lupin, a fine young kid, now only if he didn't stare at her so often. Personally she blamed Luna. Luna had watched Teddy from the time Tonks ailed to join the war.
Then there was her best friend Hermione Janie Granger. She has been by Harriet's side through thick and thin and there was no other nerd she would want beside her. She didn't know how lucky she was to have Hermione as one detail wasn't mentioned in the explanation of the dimension spell.
Getting their bearings back the girls realized they were standing in a large room that vaguely resembled the Death Star, what with a whole side of the room opening into the heavens. Around the room where thousands of platforms covered in seal arrays like the one they were standing on.
Harriet quickly took in how people were arriving through the platforms and being led away by what looked to be versions of people from her world, even the ones coming through the portals resembled them.
While Hermione took in the smaller details such as how the stars were different. No, not different just more, so many more stars than she was used to seeing. They filled the sky in swirling masses of what looked to be the Milky Way only a billion times over.
"Ahem." Looking down they could both see a girl that looked to be Luna Lovegood, only her hair was cut in a pixie style, her eyes seemed to be focused and most surprisingly there was a lightning bolt shaped scar on her forehead.
Cautiously Hermione looked around while Harriet was engaged with the doppelganger. What she saw amazed her; the doubles leading people from the platform all had lightning bolt scars on their heads. Looking at the faces she only recognized about half of them. There were other Hari's both male and female, Nevilles, Lunas, versions of her, one looked to be Tom Riddle, and did that boy's hair turn pink. Something must have gone wrong with Harriet's spell.
While Hermione was flipping out Harriet talked to Luna Lovegood, the girl-who-lived.
It turns out the spell she used had a monitoring charm in it, in case something had gone wrong in the casting. Most people never made it to the Out-of-Bounds sector. As that is where travelers go when a problem needs to be fixed.
"What is the Out-of-Bounds sector?" Asked Hermione who showed she was paying attention to the conversation.
Though this Luna didn't have unfocused eyes, her voice still carried that dream like quality to it. "The Out-of-Bounds sector is where boys/girls- who-lived go if they have died after becoming the Master of Death, defeating their villain, and still wanting to contribute to their worlds."
"I thought the Master of Death was just a myth." Said a nervous Harriet.
Luna clone brought her arm into view showing off a black arm band with a screen that looked to be made out of crystal gems. She tapped at it a few times before looking back at them.
"According to our files, you achieved Master of death while in sixth year after besting Dumbledore and Snape. You then lost it a month later when Lavender Brown turned traitor and attacked you. You then achieved it again when you killed Lavender. You only have two in your possession at the moment but that can be corrected at a later time."
Luna didn't notice Hari's put upon expression at her statement.
"I'll question this later, but you said you are all boys/girls -who-lived. Why aren't you all Potters?" questioned Hermione filing relevant information away while playfully bouncing Teddy.
"Like string theory implies there are multiple dimensions that fold and cross into each other. But there is always an original dimension. The original for the Potter verse involves Harry James Potter the original boy-who-lived. As we branch out from the original verse things start to change. Those changes can be as small as the sex of a person, more or less people were born, or even who Voldemort went after Halloween night. Sometimes Voldemort is even the good guy. Your universe is closer to the original while mine was way out there according to our records."
"Really, name something about your verse that makes it so out there," demanded Harriet.
Luna said the one thing that made them believe her, something so out there you would have to be crazy to make it up. "All the Malfoys in my verse were Hufflepuffs and Draco married a muggle." Luna smirked at how even Teddy was speechless, though as he never said much it was a hollow victory.
"Now if you follow me we can clear up the problem that sent you here." Luna said motioning for them to step off the platform and follow her.