A/N: Basically the Harry Potter characters find themselves on the Titanic, without their magic. Titanic canon characters (with the exception of actual historical characters) do NOT make appearances...just the HP characters. I DO NOT own any of the HP characters/names/locations/objects, etc. it all belongs to JK Rowling. No copyright infringement intended. Since I'm not using the Titanic characters I don't really need to make a "no copyright infringement intended" note-but I don't own anything about that either. ENJOY & PLEASE PLEASE REVIEW! :)
*Pairings include: Harry/Ginny. Ron/Hermione. Neville/Hannah. Luna/OC OR Luna/Seamus. Seamus/OC OR Seamus/Luna. (most likely Seamus/Luna but maybe still OCs-haven't decided yet-this is AU so Luna doesn't have to end up with Rolf). Draco/OC.
~The Magical Time Travelling Portkey~
Ministry Of Magic-1999
It was the grand presentation of the Ministry's most prized magical invention yet, a time travelling portkey. Most of the Ministry employees had gathered in the large lobby on their day off. Sparkling champagne and wine was offered at the door upon arrival. (Harry, Ron, Neville, and Seamus are aurors in training, and Hermione works in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Draco works for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. Ginny is with Harry, Hannah is with Neville, and Luna is selling the Quibbler).
Harry and Ginny, who was now his girlfriend, waited for their friends to show up for the big presentation. "What do you think it is?" Ginny asked.
Harry shrugged "I dunno, but Shacklebolt's making a huge deal out of it so it must be pretty cool," he said, casually sipping his sparkling wine.
Ginny nodded. "Oh look I think I see Neville!" she exclaimed. Harry craned his neck to see Neville walk in with Hannah Abbott, one of the Hufflepuff girls who had been in their year at Hogwarts and now worked as a waitress at the Leaky Cauldron, she and Neville were dating.
"Hey guys!" Neville greeted, Hannah smiled.
"Hi! How are you guys?" Harry asked.
"Great!" Neville said. "You guys?"
"Good, brilliant," Harry nodded with a smile. Ginny had started a side conversation with Hannah.
Just then Ron and Hermione walked in. "Hey!" Harry waved them over. Ron grinned "So what do you guys think's under the velvet cloth? Looks like it's covering a glass case or something." He went over and touched it. Hermione rolled her eyes "Don't touch it Ronald!" she scolded. Ginny laughed.
"Ernie MacMillan says he thinks it's some sort of new invention, he came into Leaky to tell Susan and I last week," Hannah mused. Ernie and Susan had been in Hufflepuff with Hannah, Ernie also worked as an auror at the Ministry and Susan worked at the Leaky Cauldron with Hannah.
"Really?" Ginny asked. "I wonder what though?"
Hannah shrugged "Not sure."
Neville shook his head trying not to laugh "MacMillan just knows everything doesn't he Han?" Ron and Harry snickered.
Hannah rolled her eyes "Oh relax, he doesn't have a crush on me! He likes Susan!" Ginny bust out laughing at Neville's expression.
"Oh," Neville's face went a deep shade of red. "Sorry."
Hannah giggled "It's okay." Neville shifted on his heels, smiling sheepishly.
Ron thought for a second "Oh I know! Maybe it's some sort of dark wizard catching device for us aurors!" he exclaimed. Neville's eyes lit up.
Hermione rolled her eyes "Instead of trying to guess what it is, let's just wait and be suprised!" she suggested.
"Yeah Hermione's probably right, it'll be more fun that way," Harry agreed.
"Fine," Ron grumbled.
"Hey guys!" Seamus joined them.
"Hey Seamus!" Harry greeted.
Just then the lights shut off, gasps emerged from the crowd in the middle of the large lobby. Neville and Ron whispered quiet greetings to Seamus as the Minister of Magic, Kingsley Shacklebolt, took the stage. "WIZARDS AND WITCHES COULD I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION UP HERE PLEASE-"
Kingsley explained about the history of time travelling devices such as time turners and how wizarding technology was advancing. Then he went through the history of the portkey and its basic functions. 2 governors stood behind him waiting to take the velvet cloth off of the glass case that the time travelling portkey was enclosed in. Finally after he recited his long speech about the welfare of the future of Wizarding Britain-the velvet cloth was lifted revealing the special portkey that could travel in time. More gasps and cheers erupted from the crowd. Kingsley went on to explain how no one is to touch the portkey because it hasn't yet been tested for accuracy and safety and then made a speech about the consequences of time travel if not handled properly. Finally his speech ended and the lights came back on.
Harry's eyes adjusted to the lighting. "Whoa!" Ron exclaimed, jaw dropped and eyes wide. Seamus and Neville exchanged excited glances. Hermione looked on in astonishment. Minister Kingsley Shacklebolt left the stage with the governors and the crowd slowly dispersed.
"Hello you all!" came the all too familiar sing-songey dreamlike voice of Luna Lovegood. They all spun around. "Luna! Hey!" Harry grinned, giving her a hug. "Luna did you come to see the magical time travelling portkey?" Ginny asked.
"Oh no I was selling the Quibbler, but I did see it...it's amazing!" Luna said.
Ginny nodded "Oh, yes it is!"
"So would any of you like a copy of the Quibbler?" Luna asked.
"Bloody hell," Ron muttered, Hermione elbowed him. "Sure, we'd love a copy," she said, handing Luna a few sickles.
"Thank you Hermione, anyone else?" Luna asked.
"Sure," Neville also bought a copy.
"I'll take one too," Harry offered.
"Thank you so much, nice to see you," Luna said, walking away.
Neville and Hannah looked through the first few pages. "What in the name of Merlin's beard is a Crumple-Horned Snorkack?" Hannah asked. Neville laughed "Honestly, I have no idea," he shrugged. "I just bought one to be nice," he admitted. Hannah nodded "Oh."
"Hey guys, we should really clear out it's nearly closing time," Harry said.
"Yeah." Neville agreed. Harry and Ginny walked towards the doors followed by Neville and Hannah. "Come on guys! Wait!" Ron called. Hermione rolled her eyes "Ronald let's go!" she said impatiently.
Harry spun around "What?"
"Come here, I wanna get a closer look at this portkey thing!" Ron said. Seamus had a mischevious grin across his face.
Harry shrugged "Fine." They all walked over to join Ron and Seamus by the time travelling portkey.
"Honestly Ronald!" Hermione looked around nervously.
"Oh cool your cauldron Hermione! I'm just having a look!" Ron said. "Seamus, gimmie a hand," he instructed. Seamus lifted the velvet cloth off again and Ron unlocked the glass case. Each side of the glass case came down and the portkey sat on the base. "Whoa it's shiny!" Neville exclaimed.
Harry slowly walked over "It looks like some sort of trophy," he mused. Ron nodded "Yeah." Hermione stomped her foot "Honestly fix the case and let's go! Don't you remember what Shacklebolt said-DO NOT TOUCH IT!"
Ron shook his head "Hermione, remember what I said? COOL YOUR CAULDRON. I'm just having a look!"
Hermione rolled her eyes "If anyone catches us, I'm denying that I know you." Ginny giggled.
Just then they heard footsteps "Causing more trouble are we?" Hermione's eyes bugged out and she spun around. "Oh..it's only Luna," she breathed, clutching her chest. Luna laughed and walked over "Having a closer look?" she asked.
"Yeah. Come look Luna, it's really cool!" Harry urged. Even Ginny and Hannah were admiring the shiny trophy-like object up close.
Luna walked over to it. "It's very sparkly, it does look really cool you're right Harry, so it travels in time?"
"Yeah." Harry grinned.
"Well, well, well-if it isn't the Loser Trio and friends," came the always unpleasant, snobby voice of Draco Malfoy.
Harry turned around. "What do you want Malfoy?"
Draco shook his head, tisking them. "I happen to work for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and the Minister specifically said NOT to touch that, he sent me down here to make sure no one has-and lookie here it's you all."
Ron rolled his eyes "Oh big deal, so we touched the glass. If we touched the actual portkey we wouldn't be standing here right now."
Draco tisked them again "Don't you know what happens if you DO touch it Weasley?" he asked.
"Er, yeah-we time travel," Ron shrugged.
"Yes, but Shacklebolt put a spell on it so if anyone tries to use it without authorization they'll still be sent forward or backward in time but stripped of their magic until they return," Draco told them.
"Oh. I didn't know that, but whatever I wasn't going to use it I just wanted to see it up close," Ron said.
Hermione rolled her eyes "Let's just go guys," she said.
Draco nodded "Yes Weasley, listen to your girlfriend and get out," he smirked.
"Piss off Malfoy!" Ron snarled.
"Ignore him Ron, he's being an ass as usual," Harry said.
"What Potter?" Draco growled. "You want to start something?"
Ginny put her hand on Harry's shoulder "Don't-"
Harry spun around "Shove off Malfoy, you're being a git."
Draco scoffed "I'm the git? Look in the mirror."
"You're just bitter, considering not even your Slytherin friends like you now because they think you're a coward!" Harry snapped.
"WHAT?!" Draco lunged at Harry, nearly tackling him to the ground. Ron, Neville, and Seamus rushed over to try and push Draco off of Harry. Ginny, Luna, Hannah, and Hermione gasped.
Soon all the guys were in fighting with Malfoy, kicking and swearing. "STOP IT!" Ginny shouted as Draco shoved Harry backwards into Hermione, who fell into Hannah, who fell into Luna-all 3 girls went toppling to the floor, causing Hannah and Hermione to spill their drinks. Neville and Seamus rushed to help them up.
"Now look what you've done!" Harry shouted at Malfoy, indicating the spilled wine all over the floor and on Hermione's dress.
"You'll pay for it!" Ron snarled, shoving Draco towards the portkey.
"STOP IT!" Ginny shouted.
"How dare you shove me Weasley!" Draco growled.
"I'll shove anyone who shoves my girlfriend!" Ron snapped, referring to how Draco pushed Harry into Hermione.
"Technically Potter's the one who made her fall-" Draco started. "SHUT IT!" Ron cut him off.
Soon enough Ron and Draco were in a fist fight. "Will you stop?! Please!" Hermione begged, exhasperated. "If we don't get out the Minister will come out and we'll all get fired!" she said.
Draco got up and brushed himself off. "Shut it, mudblood."
"EXCUSE ME?!" Hermione shouted, infuriated that Malfoy still had the nerve to be prejudice after the Dark Lord was defeated.
"Now you've done it!" Ron yelled as both he and Harry pushed Malfoy into the time travelling portkey, but Harry tripped on his shoelace and brought Ron and himself down also-they all landed on top of the glass case, causing the portkey to fall to the floor. Neville and Seamus rushed to try and pick them up and also ended up in the heap after slipping on the wine.
"Be careful!" Hannah shouted.
"Han, can you please help me up?" Neville groaned, clutching his sore leg. Hannah grabbed his arm and pulled, ending up in Neville's lap when she couldn't lift him from his position. "Sorry," Neville blushed. Hannah rolled her eyes teasingly.
Hermione rolled her eyes "Honestly, must I do everything?" she groaned.
Ginny and Hermione went to help everyone out of the big heap, also slipping on wine in the process. "You're kidding me..." Hermione whined, extremely annoyed. Draco was complaining that they were all crushing him. "Don't care!" Harry snapped.
"Here let me try," Luna offered Harry her hand. Harry tried to pull himself up but the floor was too slippery and ended up bringing Luna down with him. "Great, we've all managed to land on the floor!" Hermione huffed. "Thanks for trying Luna," Harry groaned.
"Hey Longbottom, do you mind getting your long bottom away from my face?!" Draco growled.
"How dare you!" Hannah snapped, jumping in before Neville could defend himself.
"Shut your face Hannah Hufflepuff!" Malfoy sneered.
"That's it!" Hannah hissed, going to slap Malfoy's smirk right off his face. "Don't touch me!" Draco snapped, blocking her. "You're right I don't want to, considering your personality is colder than the iceberg that sank the Titanic, even touching you might turn me to ice!" Hannah sneered. Ginny giggled.
Draco rolled his eyes. "I'm done with this dragon shit," he went to get up but lost his balance in the heap and accidentally grabbed the portkey-suddenly there was a blinding flash of turquoise light and the sudden sensation of floating on air. Everyone screamed.