Author's Note: Hello everyone. Ok, here is what happened to The Promises, you know my other fanfic well I got bored of it and it really wasn't going anywhere and well….. Let's just say I like crossovers more! Hehehe! Ok just to let you know this fanfic takes place in Harry's third year at Hogwarts. Hehehe the first chapter hopefully will grab your attention, hopefully.
D/N: I don't own anything! As everyone already knows! And the only thing I wished I owned was: Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, Sean Biggerstaff ( you know Oliver Wood) and ……… did I mention Elijah? ;)
Ch. 1 "Safety Precautions"
Harry, Ron, and Hermione made their way up the big, stone steps at the entrance of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. It was the beginning of Harry's third year at Hogwarts. Many things had already happened before the start of term. For starters, Harry had learned that a murderer called Sirius Black was after him. He had just escaped from the wizard prison, Azkaban. But Harry was really not scared of the fact that a murderer was out to get him. No, he was more scared of the dementor that he had met on the Hogwarts Express earlier. The encounter was still on his mind.
On entering the Entrance Hall he heard a familiar voice call over a sea of heads. " Harry Potter, may I see you for a moment!"
Harry recognized it as the voice of Professor McGonagall. Harry exchanged confused looks with Ron and Hermione. He made his way through the crowd to where Professor McGonagall was standing. He looked up at her, wondering what he had done now.
"Come with me, please. And don't give me that look, Potter, you are not in trouble. Mr. Weasley and Miss Granger please go to the Great Hall the sorting will start in any moment. We will be there shortly."
Ron and Hermione waved Harry good bye and joined the crowd heading for the Great Hall. Harry watched them leave. He then looked back up at Professor McGonagall. She looked very grave and like she had something on her mind. She looked down at him in a sympathetic way. Harry wondered if she had gotten word of what happened in the train with the dementor.
"Follow me, Harry."
Harry followed Professor McGonagall up the stairs and they took the familiar route to Professor Dumbledore's office. Harry was beginning to wonder if they were going to tell him that he would have to have a body guard with him at all times. Or maybe he had to return to the Dursleys. Or maybe they had captured Black!
They reached the stone gargoyle.
"Gummi Worms", said Professor McGonagall and the gargoyle came to life and jumped aside. They ascended a spiral staircase that took them to Professor Dumbledore's office. They reached two big, wooden doors. Professor McGonagall knocked on the door.
"Enter, Professor", said a voice from inside.
Professor McGonagall opened the door and led Harry inside. Harry had been inside Dumbledore's office before. He looked around and saw Fawkes, the phoniex, in a corner on a bird stand, unlike last time, Fawkes had all his feathers. He called at him happily. Harry smiled and waved. He then turned his glance to Dumbledore's desk. It was empty. Harry walked further in. The walls were lined with bookshelves jammed pack full of books of all sizes. There was a globe of the world on the other side of the room from where Fawkes was. Professor McGonagall led Harry to one of the two chairs in front of the huge desk.
"Make yourself comfortable, Harry", said a voice from behind him.
Harry turned around quickly to see Professor Dumbledore walking toward his desk his nose buried in a very heavy looking book. He walked around his desk and set the book down. He sat down in his chair and looked at Harry with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. Harry smiled back.
"Would you wish to tell him, Minerva?"asked Dumbledore looking at Professor McGonagall.
"Might as well", she answered. She walked toward Harry and sat down in the chair next to him. Her face was kind and gentle, an expression that she rarely showed on her strict face.
"Harry, this may be very shocking for you, but you must know. You must have already heard about Sirius Black and how he escaped from Azkaban-"
"I already know that he is out to get me, Professor", interrupted Harry looking at Dumbledore in his desk from the corner of his eye.
"Oh well then, the easy part is over."
Harry stared at Professor McGonagall's suprised face. Easy part? What was going on?
"Harry, now that you know about Black then you must understand our concern for your safety", said Dumbledore getting up from his chair and walking over to his bookshelve. He pulled out three, thick looking books.
Harry stared at them curiously.
" Tell me Harry do you know the difference between fiction and non-fiction?" asked Dumbledore very seriously as he returned to his desk.
"Yes", answered Harry stunned by the question.
"What is the difference can you tell me?"
"Well, fiction is not true and non-fiction is true, like it actually happened", Harry replied.
"Very good, you are correct. But did you know that somethings that people say are fiction are actually non-fiction?"
"Let me put it this way, Harry. Do Muggles tell you that there is no such thing as wizards or witches or magic?" asked Dumbledore.
" But look around you, are they right?"
"No", replied Harry, wondering where this was going.
"Well, Harry some of these books that people have written are said to be fiction, but the worlds that they create are as real as the glasses that rest on the tip of your very nose."
Harry was speechless. He didn't know what to say.
"So places like the ones in the Wizard of Oz are real !?"
"Well, not the land of Oz, but another place is real", said Dumbledore picking up one of the three books he had gotten a little earlier.
"Harry have you ever read this book?" asked Dumbledore handing the book to him.
Harry took it. It was green and had a picture of black, hooded riders being what seemed drowned by a giant wave. In front of that was what seemed to be a kid on a horse. He looked at the title The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkein.
"Well, Harry it so happens that my cousin lives in that world."
Harry stared wide eyed. How could that be? Dumbledore had a cousin? Who knew?
"Well, actually, he is my second cousin, once removed on his mother's side. His name is Saruman." said Dumbledore correcting himself.
"Well to come to the point, Harry, Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic, and I had a little chat. You see we were very worried about your safety and didn't know what to do. So I told him about my cousin who lived in Middle-Earth, the place in this book, and he thought it was a great idea for us to send you to Middle-Earth until Black was caught. And you don't need to worry about your studies Harry we will manage it later on. You won't need to do homework while you are there. Think of it as an educational trip. My cousin will teach you about the ways in Middle-Earth and the different creatures that lives there. Oh don't worry he will explain everything. He already knows you will be arriving. In fact, you will be leaving in about an hour from now. You are probably wondering how you are going to get there. Well, by Floo Powder of course. You won't be able to take Hedwig or your Nimbus Two-Thousand, but you can take a pack with some extra robes. You are allowed, though, to take your wand. And as soon as they capture Sirius Black you will be able to return. There I suppose I have answered all your questions."
Harry was left stunned and speechless. He didn't know what to say. It was happening way too fast.
"Um, one question, Professor can I take a friend or two?" he asked the only question that came to his mind.
"No, Harry I am afraid not."
"You are alright with this are you?"
"Of course, it is for my own safety."
"Good, I knew you would cooperate."
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"What!" yelled Ron looking as though Harry had just told him that his older brother was Voldemort. Harry, Ron and Hermione were in the Gryffindor Common Room and Harry had just finished telling them that they were sending him away.
"Like I just said I am going to have to leave for this place called Middle-Earth, that exists only in this huge book called Lord of the Rings." said Harry looking at him and Hermione.
"But Harry how can you go?" asked Hermione looking horrified at the thought.
"I am going to get there by Floo Powder", replied Harry.
"No, but do you actually want to go?" asked Hermione looking at Harry gravely.
"I don't know I sort of do and I sort of don't".
"But you are going to go all by yourself, right? And who knows how long you are going to be there." said Ron looking like he was going to be sick.
"Oh come on Ron, it is for Harry's own good and he must be very excited to go, I know I would. Studying other cultures and seeing new worlds sounds fascinating." said Hermione her eyes shining longingly.
"Yeah, but I won't be able to hang around ya'll", said Harry sadly, " that is what I don't like".
"Oh go on Harry, don't worry we'll be fine besides you will be getting a free vacation", said Ron.
"Yeah, I guess, but I'll miss you guys", replied Harry.
"We will miss you too, Harry", said Hermione softly her voice cracking. She was getting red-eyed and looked like she was going to cry.
"You better go it has almost been an hour", said Ron sniffing.
"Yeah", said Harry.
"Do you think we can come and say goodbye to you?" asked Hermione trying hard not to cry.
" I am sure you guys can".
They all made their way through the portrait hole. They went down the stairs heading for Professor McGonagall's office. When they got there they saw the back of three familiar heads, looking through the window of Professor McGonagall's office.
"Oh no, what are you doing here?" groaned Ron looking as the three boys turned around. They were, of course, Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle.
"We were just trying to see which student is getting expelled from school", replied Draco Malfoy.
"No one is getting expelled from school", said Ron irritated.
"Really then why are both Professor McGonagall, Professor Snape and Professor Dumbledore doing in McGonagall's office with a trunk?"
"They have my trunk? Snape's here?" exclaimed Harry going over to the window to look.
"You are the one that is getting expelled, Potter!" exclaimed Malfoy looking disgustingly surprised.
"No he isn't!" exclaimed Hermione.
"Then where is he going?" asked Malfoy.
"Inside, unless you wish to delay us longer, Mr. Malfoy?" said Professor McGonagall stepping out of her office. Malfoy shut his mouth instantly and he, Crabbe and Goyle walked away. Professor McGonagall watched them leave and then let Harry, Ron, and Hermione in.
"We have been waiting for you, Potter", said Snape looking at Harry.
"I am sorry Professor", said Harry addressing Dumbledore, " I was saying good-bye to my friends".
"Don't worry about it, Harry. You won't be taking your trunk with you but you can take some clothes with you in a small pack and anything else that you wished. That was why I brought your trunk up here." said Dumbledore.
After he was packed with 3 different outfits, and a bunch of Chocalate Frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Harry was ready to go. He hugged Hermione and Ron good-bye and said farewell to his professors. HE was just about to take some Floo Powder when Hermione broke out in sobs.
"Don't cry, Hermione I can't leave you crying", he said.
" I can't help it Harry, what if they never catch Black? Will you stay there forever?" she sobbed.
Professor McGonagall held Hermione close and began to console her. Harry smiled and looked over at Ron. He too looked like he was going to cry, but he held it in. Harry then looked past the teachers and saw Malfoy watching from the doorway.
"Have you come to say good-bye to Harry?" asked Professor Dumbledore spotting him.
"Come in then", said Dumbledore.
Malfoy came slowly in. He reached where Harry was standing. Hermione was standing close to Ron. Suddenly out of no where Peeves came into with a loud bang causing Snape to drop the Floo Powder.
"Peeves!" he screamed.
Peeves cackled and flew away.
"Go on Harry", said Dumbledore.
Harry walked up to the chimeney and threw the Floo Powder in. He closed his eyes and yelled," Middle-Earth!" Immediately he felt air rush around him and then something else. Something that sounded like someone yelling "NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!" He heard other screams behind him. What was going on? Then he rolled out of another chimeney with a plump. He didn't get anytime to look around him for he was hit from behind three times. Smoke came out of the chimeney and he couldn't see a thing. When the smoke cleared he could see a very tall man with a long grey beard. Beside him was a very small man with pointy ears. They were both staring at him.....
A.N.: So what do you guys think? I know it is a bit long, but the first chapters almost always are more Lotr coming up on the next chapter. Please R&R!!!!!!!! That would be very nice of you!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!