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Chapter 1 – When Worlds Collide
Harry was talking quietly with Draco and Hermione in a corner. The two boys had been through hell and back the previous year. The two had been enemies since Harry turned eleven. So it was with raised eyebrows to see the two of them talking without a wand being pointed at the other's face. What made it even stranger was that Hermione Granger and Draco were not arguing either. Everyone who knew the trio knew that the Malfoy family didn't like anyone that wasn't a pureblooded witch or wizard. They also knew that the Malfoy family despised muggleborns. The group of people was currently sitting in Gringotts while waiting for the reading of the will of Sirius Black. Draco was working hard to keep Harry from feeling badly about the death of his godfather. Hermione was doing what she could to ease the pain and guilt that was inside of the green eyed teen. The group consisted of Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Andromeda Tonks, the Weasley family, Harry, Draco, and Hermione, and a scattering of others.
"You didn't do anything wrong," declared Draco softly while Hermione nodded in agreement. "The Dark Lord is very capable of making anyone believe anything. It was his plan all along to get you and anyone close to you out of the picture once and for all. Killing you and those that support you is what he wants to do."
Remus, who could hear what was being said due to his werewolf genes, just nodded his head. He knew that Harry was blaming himself for the death of Sirius. The werewolf wished there was something more that he could do for the younger wizard. However, he knew that it was hopeless for him to try. His best hope was that the young Malfoy Heir would be able to talk to him and get through to him that it wasn't his fault that his beloved godfather died.
"Listen to him Harry," exclaimed Hermione nearly in tears. "He's telling you the truth. He may have been acting out against us all of these years, but he is speaking the truth. This is NOT your fault. We did the best that we could. You got all five of us, as well as yourself, out of there safely. This was a trap that was set up by a mastermind of the greatest proportion. Even you can't be in two places at once. We did what we thought was right."
"I know," said Harry softly with tears in his eyes. "I know in my mind that what you are telling me is correct, but I can't get my heart to agree with my head. Sirius was the last family that I had that I'm willing to call family. No offense to you Hermione, but he was my salvation. He kept me grounded within myself. I love you, but he was the last parental figure that I had left that was solely looking out for my best interest."
"Listen to me," stated Draco, forcefully grabbing Harry by the chin to make him look into his eyes. "I'm going to put my differences aside with you and Hermione. I'm going to help her help you. I'm not going to allow you to wallow in despair while the rest of the world doesn't give two shakes of a wand for your grief. I may be an ass from time to time, but I know what you are going through. He killed my mother. I'm not happy about that. I loved her more than anything. We will get through this together. Besides, I was only playing a part. I don't share the same views that my father and the Dark Lord do. I actually admire both you and Hermione. I behaved the way that I did because that was what was expected of me. I personally have no grudge against either of you."
"Is that why you suggested that we start carrying our belongings on our person in a shrunken trunk?" asked Harry thoughtfully. "I didn't fully understand what you meant by always have my belongings on me. Do you have some sort of plan that you would like to share with the rest of us? I really hate surprises. Especially if said surprises will affect my life somehow. I did find it odd that you would say something like that given that you didn't like me. It was like you were a totally different person. For some reason, I just did as you suggested and didn't even think twice about it. Something just screamed to trust your word on this."
"If I know our cousin, and I'm sure that I do, I know that he left you everything that he owns," said Draco wisely. "When the will is read, I want you to trust me so that we can get everything done correctly. Once the reading of the will is done, Dumbledore will try and get you back to those filthy muggles that keep hurting you. I have already taken care of my personal business. I want to help you. Please for once, just trust me. You won't be sorry that you did. I swear on my magic that it will work out better than you can ever hope for."
"Ok," whispered Harry nodding at the blonde. "I will let you help me and make sure that we have what we need. You are more skilled in dealing with this sort of diplomatic thing than I am. However, you better explain it all to me soon so that I know what's going on. I don't like it when people keep secrets from me. I don't know why, but I trust you."
"Hermione," said Draco quickly. "Will you help me keep Dumbledore and the Weasleys busy while I help out Harry? I'm going to need you to distract them while I pull some major legal issues here. If I am successful, then we can get Harry to a safe place and away from the people that are only using him. I have other people that are willing to help, but I need to know if I can count on you."
"You can count on me," proclaimed Hermione quickly. "I love Harry like a brother and I'm tired of seeing him get hurt, used, and taken advantage of. I'll cause a distraction when you give me the signal. Just let me know in advance so that I can work something out that will keep the red headed assholes busy along with the old one. I can't believe half of what they put Harry through. My parents want to take Harry into their care for the summer, but Dumbledore keeps blocking it at every turn."
"Thanks," said Draco smiling brightly at her. "I knew that you were different. I knew that I could trust you. We may have different stations in life, but you are one person that has her priorities right and can make a difference in the world. Like you, I have often wondered why Harry is being sent to those disgusting people. I called in a few favors and what I found out was horrific in hearing. I will explain later what I found out, but I am disgusted with what I learned."
Draco pulled out a small trunk from his inner pocket and handed it to her. She looked curiously at it for a moment, but didn't comment. She placed it in her pocket and went sit next to the Weasleys. She knew that Draco would explain it to her later.
Dumbledore was looking oddly at the trio for a few moments. He was wondering what was going on with them. Fawkes was sitting on Harry's shoulder and no matter how many times Dumbledore called him, the bird ignored the summons and gave all of his attention to the trio. He finally gave up, thinking that Harry needed the comfort of the bird for the moment. He tried catching the eye of any of the three teens, and discovered that none of them were willing to look him in the eye. He was frustrated by this, but didn't let it show on the outside.
Griphook entered the room and sat down behind the desk. A second goblin entered and sat near him. Harry looked around and noticed that there were other goblins stationed around the room. Each one was armed to the max. Harry felt a little apprehensive about this, but pushed it out of his mind when Griphook started to speak.
"We are here today to hear the last will and testament of Sirius Orion Black," he said. "As he was the last of the Ancient and Noble House of Black, his will was written in his blood so that we are able to know that it was him that wrote it and that he wasn't under any spells or duress while he was writing it."
"I didn't know that Sirius wrote a will in blood," interrupted Molly in surprise. "I know that he wrote one with ink, but I didn't know he wrote a second one. Are you sure that it is correct?"
"The first will was written in ink," stated the regal goblin soothingly. "However, the one written in blood is the most accurate and newest one. In fact, after performing the proper spells to test it, we find that he wrote it the day before he died. He sent it and a letter to us at the same time. We have that letter here and we will read it after the will is read."
Griphook took out a folder and opened it. He cleared his throat and began.
I, Sirius Orion Black, being of sound mind and body hereby proclaim the following in the event of my untimely death:
To Fred and George Weasley: I ask that you give Harry back his one thousand galleons. In exchange for that, I will give to you the books that I wrote when I was younger to help you in your joke shop. I am also giving you each, five thousand galleons to help get you started.
To Minerva McGonagall: I ask that you keep Albus Dumbledore away from my godson. He lied to you Minerva. Petunia Evans Dursley is NOT blood related to Harry. Lily was adopted. Therefore, the blood wards that Dumbledore is claiming protects Harry are a fictitious lie of the most epic proportion. I also leave you with ten thousand galleons.
To Filius Flitwick: I ask you to assist the goblins in scanning Harry for any spell damage or coercion spells. I suspect that Dumbledore placed blocks on some of Harry's magic. Lily always said, that when the Fidelius Charm was to be cast, they asked you to do it for them. I am also leaving you with ten thousand galleons as my way of saying thanks.
To Severus Snape: I leave you with my sincerest apologies for what I did to you in school. I was a schmuck of the worst kind to you due to being jealous of you. I also want to thank you for looking out over Harry for all of these years to the best of your ability. I know that it is not easy to play a spy for both sides of the war and keep your life and sanity intact. I am giving you the potions ingredients that are in the basement of Grimmauld Place. There are some rare and much sought out after ingredients down there in stasis. I am also giving you five thousand galleons to assist you with the continuation of your potions research.
To Hermione Granger: I leave you with fifty thousand galleons. I am also leaving you with my heartfelt thanks for being such a wonderful young lady and best friend of my godson. He needs people like you in his corner from now on, as those that are supposed to be caring for him, are only hurting him.
To Andromeda Tonks and her daughter Nymphadora: I leave you each fifty thousand galleons and I reinstate you to the Black Family Tree. Your life has been profitable without having to live up to the pureblood nonsense and doctrine that so many others feel they are superior because of.
I hereby dismiss Bellatrix Lestrange from the Black family tree and hereby recall her dowry. I am not going to annul her marriage as when it is all said and done and the goblins do what I have asked of them in the letter, it won't matter anyway.
To Draco Malfoy: I leave you with my sincerest apology for your loss. Cissy was my favorite cousin other than Andy. I am leaving you with some advice. Stop playing the role that your father wants you to play. It is time for you to be the person that you wish to be. I have no doubts that you will be taken care of when the rest of this situation is handled. I am also leaving you with one hundred thousand galleons. Take care of yourself little cousin. Last but not least, I have pulled your mother's dowry back from your father. The money I have given you will be placed in a vault that only you can access. If things fall the way I think they will, then you will be richer than your father.
To Molly Weasley: I am asking you to back off of Harry and leave him alone. I overheard what you said the day before I wrote this. It is the reason why I wrote my will in blood. You will not now, nor will you ever marry your harlot of a daughter to my godson. I have sent copies of my memories to Amelia Bones. So if something happens, she will know what you said and did.
To Arthur Weasley: I leave you with some advice. I recommend that you divorce Molly as quickly as you can and boot her, Ronald, Ginevra, and Percy from the family. They are plotting with the wrong people and they do not have YOUR best interests at heart. I am also leaving you with five thousand galleons to get yourself checked with St Mungo's for potion usage and Compulsion Spells.
To Ronald Weasley: I leave the following advice. Grow the hell up. You want the fame and fortune that comes from being Harry's friend. I leave you with a dictionary that gives the true definition of the word friend. You used Harry to get everything that you got in your school days. You also used Hermione to make sure that you passed all of your classes while Harry and Hermione did your work for you. Chess and Quidditch are not the most important things in life.
To Ginny Weasley: I leave you the following bit of news. You are not going to be marrying Harry. The contract that was set up for you was set up by your mother and Albus Dumbledore. He was NEVER Harry's magical guardian or anything else. He is just an old fool who believes that he can control Harry how he sees fit. Sorry to break it to you, you are nothing more than a whore and greedy harpy just like your mother.
To Remus Lupin: I don't leave you anything. You are to firmly entrenched in Dumbledore's corner to ever believe that the old man is hurting Harry. Had you at least given me the benefit of the doubt, I would have been able to prove to you that I was right. You didn't, so therefore I am not leaving you anything. I know this hurts you. However, one day you will see that I was correct all along.
To Albus Dumbledore: You are from this day forward to stay out of and away from any and all Black Family properties. This will include Grimmauld Place, Malfoy Manor, and Black Manor. You will no longer be getting money out of my coffers for the war effort. You are now on your own. I once believed in you, but now I know who and what you really are. Stay away from my godson and leave what is left of my family alone.
Last but not least, to my godson Harry James Potter: I leave you with everything else that is mine to give. This will include my motorcycle, Kreacher, all homes and properties as well as the remaining money in my vaults. All items are categorized and in a book that Griphook and Ragnok will give to you. Trust Draco! He will be able to assist you from here on out. Lastly, I don't want you to blame yourself for what happened to me. It was NOT your fault in the slightest. The blame for all that has happened is on the shoulders of Voldemort and Dumbledore.
This concludes my will. If you don't like what you received, that is entirely too damn bad. I have my reasons for doing what I did. I also think that it is time that Lucius Malfoy gets kicked out of Harry's home. Also, it is time for my goblin friends and brothers to do what I asked them to do.
"This concludes the will of Sirius Black," said Griphook before anyone could speak. "Messrs.' Fred and George, I have taken the liberty of adding one thousand galleons to Mr. Potter's vaults. The remaining nine thousand galleons are now in your new vault. Here are your keys."
Griphook handed a small gold key to Fred and George who pocketed it while grinning at Harry. Both had excitement in their eyes and Harry couldn't help but to grin back at them for their joy. He was not sorry that he helped the twins out in the first place. He was happy that their dream was now becoming a solid reality.
"The money that was given to the Tonks family is in your family vault," assured Griphook nodding at Andy and Dora. "For the rest of you, I have pouches here that have your inheritances in it. Professor Snape, you have three days in which to go to Grimmauld Place to retrieve your inheritance. After that, the house will be sealed and you will forfeit it if you don't get it out before the time limit expires."
Severus nodded. He looked at Harry and gave him a small nod of his head. Griphook was busy handing out the said pouches to their new owners. Those that had vaults would just have to place the desired amounts in their vault at their own convenience. In the letter, Sirius asked that a vault be set up for the twins and the goblins saw to it immediately.
"Mr. Potter, I will be there tomorrow morning to retrieve what was given to me," said Severus smoothly. "Good luck with what you have going on for you in the future. I am sorry for your loss. It seems that your godfather was a noble man after all."
"I'm giving Professor Snape permission to enter Grimmauld Place later than the date stated if he needs it to collect his inheritance," said Harry to Griphook. "Hermione and I looked down there one day and there are MANY potions ingredients in the basement. I doubt that he will be able to get them all in three days."
"As you wish Mr. Potter," said Griphook. "It is your house after all. If you trust him enough to allow him entry, then we at Gringotts will not go against your word."
Harry smiled and nodded at Severus and was pleased to get one in return. Harry also noticed that there was a slight change in the look on the face of the snarky Potion's Master. It was one of delight and happiness. Harry sat back with a small smile, knowing that Sirius had made certain people happy while giving a slap in the face to those that were only hurting him.
"What was in the letter that came with the will?" asked Harry while the others were still fuming about what they did or didn't get with regards to the Black Family fortune. "Is it something that will benefit me in some way?"
"If I had to wager a guess, I would say that after we do what the former Lord Black asked that you will be in VERY good shape," said Ragnok speaking for the first time. "We have asked the guards to be here today due to the implications that were given to us. We were asked to do certain things for your benefit. Young Draconis doesn't have to go through with his plans, because Sirius has already done something similar in his requests of the Goblin Nation."
"I'm still sort of in the dark about that plan," stated Harry starting to feel uncomfortable. "Can you or Griphook please share that information with me? I don't like being kept in the dark. I am tired of people not telling me what I need to know to further their own agendas. I want to be able to make my own decisions and not have to rely on tidbits of information that usually end up costing me something in the end."
"It's simple Lord Potter-Black," said Griphook handing Harry the Black Family ring. "We are giving you sanctuary. Young Draconis was about to ask us for sanctuary for you, Miss Granger, and himself. We are giving it to you until we are finished with all business that needs to be addressed today if not for longer. We have also taken the liberty of asking Madam Bones to come to Gringotts at this moment so that she can act as representative for the Ministry of Magic. I have no doubt, that when we are done, there will be others who are going to be looking to get revenge for their petty ideas of what they feel is right, or should be happening."
Harry, Hermione, and Draco all clasped hands in relief at this proclamation. None of the trio liked the looks that were being given to them by Dumbledore or the Weasleys. Remus sat there with a sad smile on his face as he watched things shape and form for Harry. He deeply regretted not listening to Sirius. Not for the lack of getting anything, but for the fact that it hurt Harry. He was watching the reactions of those around him and in the end he made up his mind that no matter what, he would support Harry and drop all pretenses of listening to anyone else.
A guard opened the door, and Amelia Bones entered with Rufus Scrimgeour and sat down near Harry. They both surveyed the scene and took notice of who sat where and who was giving the most lethal of looks to others. Both could see that even though nothing was stated, that there was three different factions sitting in the room. Harry, Hermione, and Draco were sitting together. Remus, Severus, Filius, Minerva, and the Tonks family were sitting together in the center while Dumbledore and certain Weasley family members were sitting together in a cluster. The only two people who were not being affected with the tension were the twins, who actually stood up and moved their chairs behind Harry and his two companions.
"Now that all of the people are here that needs to be, we shall begin with the instructions that were posted in this letter," said Ragnok to the gathered group, while holding the letter up. "Today we will get to hear what the Potter wills have to say."
"Their wills were lost," exclaimed Dumbledore interrupting the goblin chieftain. "There is no way that you can read something that's missing. What game are you playing here Chief Ragnok? This can't continue. You have managed to read a will that was never made and make it appear that Molly, Ronald, Ginny, and I are nothing but common criminals."
"I'm going to say this only one time," snarled Ragnok climbing into Dumbledore's face making the old wizard back up in fear. "Sit down and shut up. You are NOT in control here. Lord Potter-Black is. If I have to tell you once more, I will fine you for disturbing the sanctity of this meeting. Push me any more than you already are, and you will forfeit your life. As it is, you are barely in my good graces. I have no time for people like you making demands. These are our walls and NOT yours. We don't follow your customs or rules. We actually work WITH the Ministry of Magic to the benefit of our clients. This is something you should have been doing all along."
Harry, Draco, and Hermione watched in glee as Albus sat down heavily in his chair with his mouth open in shock. Minerva, Severus, Filius, and the Tonks women moved their chairs to be nearer Harry. Griphook was also glaring at the old wizard while also daring any of the other Weasleys to open their mouths. Arthur sat there with a pensive look on his face while Molly, Ginny, and Ron were furiously trying to figure out how it was that they were not getting what they wanted out of Harry.
"This letter contains last minute details of what Lord Potter-Black's LEGAL guardian wished to happen," explained Ragnok opening the letter. "First and foremost, Harry James Potter is to be emancipated effective as of this moment. He will no longer live with Vernon and Petunia Dursley. Secondly, the wills of James and Lily Potter will be read and their wishes will be seen to effective immediately. Lastly, Harry Potter will be given his blood status test and we will see where his bloodlines flow. This will include any houses he is head of. If anyone wishes to leave, this is the time for it. Once we begin, you will not be going anywhere until we are done. However, if you cause problems, we will deal with you accordingly."
Even though many were furious with Sirius, they were also very curious as to what was going to happen. No one moved from their spots as they wanted to hear and see what happened next. Griphook handed some papers over to Harry to sign.
"Let it be known to Madam Bones that Harry James Potter-Black, Hermione Jean Granger, and Draconis Lucius Malfoy have sanctuary within Gringotts for their safety and wellbeing," called Ragnok to the Ministry representatives. "This will protect them under goblin law until such a time as the Ministry and Gringotts comes to an agreement as to what should happen for young Harry."
Amelia and Rufus both nodded in understanding. Both were watching Dumbledore and Molly fume in their corner. They were delighted that someone finally brought the older wizard down a few notches. That they were able to bring the loud and brash Weasley woman down also was an added bonus.
"As representative of the Ministry of Magic and Head of the DMLE, I am also offering the named trio sanctuary until we can come up with a better way of protecting them," said Amelia. "It is MY wish that Lord Potter and his two friends remain safe. We are in accordance with Gringotts in this aspect."
"Harry," said the Griphook kindly pointing to the papers. "By signing these documents, you are being emancipated. When you have signed them, Madam Bones will sign them as the representative of the Ministry. I will also be signing them as I am the manager of all of your accounts. Once they are signed, there is NOTHING that can overturn these wishes. No one will run your life for you anymore except you."
Harry picked up the quill and signed his name on the places that Griphook pointed to. When he was done, Amelia added her signature to the papers. Finally Griphook looked at both Draco and Hermione.
"Would the two of you be willing to sign as witnesses?" he asked them. "I guarantee that nothing will come of this and there is no harm in doing so. We are just asking that someone that is not immediately related to, nor has interest in Mr. Potter sign, to show that he was not under duress during the proceedings."
Hermione and Draco both nodded in agreement. Hermione picked up the quill and signed where she was indicated. When she was done, Draco did the same. From there, Griphook added his own signature and the contracts glowed gold for a moment before disappearing from sight.
"Madam Bones," said Ragnok. "A copy of this contract has been filed with the Ministry and we will hold a copy for safe keeping. Lord Potter-Black, your copy will be in a file in a special bag you will be receiving before you leave this establishment."
"For what it's worth Harry," said Remus quietly, speaking for the first time. "I'm happy that you are finally getting to have control of your own destiny and life. I'm sorry that I didn't listen to Sirius. I should have realized that he would never lie to me about things that concerned you. I hope that in time, you will forgive me."
"There is nothing to forgive," whispered Harry with a small smile. "I still love you, and I always will."
"Shall we hear what your parents had to say?" asked Griphook kindly to Harry. "From there, we can get down to other business that we need to get done. Some of it will be done behind closed doors and in privacy. However, this part and the blood tests will be done before these people so that a better understanding can be given to all parties involved."
Harry nodded and Griphook opened the file and began to read.
We, James Harrison Potter and Lily Marie Potter, being of sound mind and body bequeath the following upon the event of our deaths.
To Remus Lupin: We give to you ten thousand galleons.
To Minerva McGonagall: We give to you ten thousand galleons and a hope that you will forgive James for all of the pranks he pulled in school.
To Severus Snape: We give to you ten thousand galleons and our apologies for acting towards you the way we did. James should never have been a bully and Lily should not have gotten mad for his comment.
To our son Harry: We leave you with everything else. We also leave you with the following information. Your mother was not an Evans by blood. Your grandparents on the Evans side left each of their daughters a house and a company each that was owned by the family. Vernon and Petunia lost theirs to a bankruptcy in the muggle world. As an act of kindness, we allowed them to live in Number Four Privet Drive rent free until you came of age to make a future decision. We also hired Vernon to work at Grunnings. What you decide to do with both of these places from here on out is totally up to you.
To Amelia Bones: We do NOT want Harry going to Vernon and Petunia. They will never take care of him like they are supposed to. They will mistreat him something awful.
"It would appear that Albus Dumbledore was a signer on this will," explained Griphook with a steely glint in his eye at the older wizard. "He knew that these wills were around as he was given a copy of them. It is also apparent that he went against these wills and placed young Harry in the care of Petunia and Vernon Dursley."
"Then that means that he went against what my parents wanted for me," said Harry furiously not listening passed the first part. "He has been controlling my life since the night that they died. He placed me with the people that I was never supposed to go to. He is the reason I didn't grow properly. He is the reason I was starved, beaten, and many other horrible things while I was in their care."
"We will get to some more of that in a little while," assured Ragnok quickly calming Harry down. "When we are done with your blood tests, we will ask certain people to leave while others will be asked to stick around and assist with any and all requests that you may have of us. There is magic in the air, and we don't know what it portrays."
"What do I need to do?" asked Harry simply. "I am ready to get as much of this done as I possibly can without getting hurt any more than I already have been. I don't want others hurt because of all of this either."
"Just hold out your hand and I will do the rest," said Griphook. "All I'm going to do is make a small cut on your finger to let some blood fall onto this charmed parchment. From there, the names of all of your relatives and houses that you are head of will appear on it. We will discuss your options from there."
Harry didn't hesitate. He simply held out his hand to the goblin. Griphook smiled at him as he made the cut on his finger. Once that was done, he squeezed the finger until the required amount of blood droplets were on the parchment. Once he let go of Harry's hand, Severus quickly healed his finger.
The goblins placed their brand of magic upon the blood and waited. The names started to appear before long and the others were shocked at some of the names that appeared on the page.
Harry James Potter
Head of House Potter – Patriarchal
Head of House Ravenclaw – Matriarchal
Head of House Gryffindor – Patriarchal
Head of House Slytherin – Right of Conquest and for blood theft
Head of House Pettigrew – Right of Conquest for blood theft
Head of House Lestrange – Right of Conquest
Head of House Malfoy – Right of Conquest
Head of House Umbridge – Right of Conquest
Head of House Dumbledore – Right of Conquest for attempted Line Theft
Head of House Weasley – Right of Conquest for attempted Line Theft
Head of House Black – Inheritance
Head of House Crouch – Right of Conquest
Inherited magical beings and creatures:
Fawkes – Gryffindor Line
Kreacher – Black Line
Dobby – Malfoy Line
Winky – Crouch Line
Fluffy – Right of Conquest
Nagini – Right of Conquest
Buckbeak – Black Line
"This means that for each of these houses that you are Head of, the rings marking you as Head will be called forth by the magic," stated Ragnok waving his hands and invoking the magic. "Even those that have families still alive no longer have the right to the vaults of those you are Head of without your permission."
"The animals and elves that you inherited will be arriving shortly," assured Griphook. "Rubeus Hagrid will be bringing Buckbeak and Fluffy. The magic will automatically create a familiar bond between you and the animals. As for the phoenix on your shoulder, I doubt he is willing to leave you anyway."
"I have three house elves," said Harry. "What am I supposed to do with them? I don't want servants. They are intelligent beings with their own thinking capabilities. Add in that some of these names and reasons don't make sense to me. Why would I be head of the Dumbledore line?"
"I think I know," chimed in Hermione. "I will break it down for each one. All of those names are just the major ones. Lestrange, Malfoy, McNair, Rookwood, and all the rest are names of the Death Eaters that attacked us in the Ministry of Magic."
"As you were the leader of the expedition, you inherited all of their vaults as they were beaten when you managed to get your entire group to safety," said Amelia. "I'm a bit confused by the Malfoy name though. I would have thought that Draco would have inherited and Harry would have been given a portion."
"I challenged Harry to a duel in our first year and didn't show up," said Draco to the astonishment of the group. "The magic took effect and gave him my heir apparent title. It did so because I was more interested in getting him into trouble rather than being honorable. The old magick stepped in and stopped me from inheriting. However, thanks to cousin Sirius, I will have enough money to last me for some time."
"That still doesn't explain the Line theft reasons for me having the Head status of the Weasley family and Dumbledore," said an exasperated Harry. "What do they mean by attempted line theft? Also as Mr. Weasley didn't do it, wouldn't that mean I have the line of Prewett rather than Weasley?"
"When they made the marriage contract to marry you to Ginevra, they didn't count on the fact that Dumbledore wasn't really your magical guardian," said Ragnok. "Both knew that he wasn't and made the contract anyway. Also, Ginevra went along with it. According to Sirius, you were only supposed to live long enough to supply an heir."
"WHAT?" Harry, Hermione, Draco, and Amelia all yelled at the same time.
AUTHOR'S NOTE – I think this is enough to start for the first chapter. I will update as I can. Thanks in advance for the support and reviews.