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Chapter 1 – Letters
Harry and his friends were sitting at the Gryffindor table in the Great Hall while waiting for the Headmaster to give the opening speech. Dumbledore had made sure that Harry and his friends, real or not, were in his sight as he wasn't too happy with the way things were going with his pawn. Harry was becoming too knowledgeable and independent for his liking. He wanted Harry downtrodden and beaten. Harry proved to be more intelligent than he was letting on as he was able to defeat his accusers in the court hearing during the summer months, as well as, getting his name and position in the Wizarding World acknowledged. That he also turned the tables on Dumbledore himself was a feat that proved to the old wizard, just how intelligent Harry really was.
"This court is finally in session now that the accused has finally decided to join us," hissed Cornelius angrily as Harry had given him a rebuttal for not sending the letter to the right address in the first place. "The accused is Harry James Potter. He is being charged with using underage magic in the presence of a muggle in a muggle neighborhood. We will now open the floor for questioning."
"I would like to ask a question," asked Amelia in a voice that was laced with concern for Harry. "Does the accused not have anyone to speak for him in his defense? Even Death Eaters were allowed to have witnesses and representation to speak for them. Harry is standing here alone. From what I'm to understand, no one is willing to stand with him except Miss Hermione Granger and Arthur Weasley, and Cornelius has made sure they were not allowed to be present. Cornelius has even made sure that the former Chief Warlock and Headmaster is not allowed to speak for the defendant though he didn't offer to begin with."
"Thank you for your concern Madam Bones," stated Harry with respect flowing from his stance and tone. "I would like to have had Hermione here as she seems to devour the books she reads and seems to have a photographic memory, but I think my defense will be more than suitable. I will be able to give proof of what happened and defend myself just fine. It is obvious that someone, somewhere, doesn't want me to be innocent and has tried to sabotage my attempts to clear my name. Hopefully, that person will be caught and punished for their transgressions. I have faith that certain members of the Wizengamot and Ministry will look into these allegations for me once this trial is done."
"How are you planning to do that Potter?" asked Dolores in an annoying voice that made both Amelia and Harry flinch in disgust along with a few other members. "Should we find you guilty, you will be banned from the magical world. Your vaults and titles will become null and void and you will be obliviated of our world. You need to make sure that your lie will be a good one if you plan on swaying anyone on this panel of your innocence. You seem to be good at telling lies. This one should be just as good."
"That was uncalled for, and I object to her, and to that statement," hissed Harry in anger pointing at Dolores. "We haven't even asked me any questions yet and already that toad is stating that I'm lying and guilty. Is this what you call a hearing? I was under the impression that I was allowed to state my case and defend my actions before you pass judgment. Apparently in the Wizarding World you are guilty before you can even speak. Then again I'm not a Death Eater that is willing to bribe the panel like some that are sitting here. As for you Madam, if you want me to show you respect in the future, then you at least need to give me the same common courtesy."
"Your objection is noted," stated Amelia trying not to smirk. "Please note that you aren't allowed to call anyone on the panel names even if it is somewhat true. Dolores, you were out of line and I won't tell you again about this. You are already proclaiming him guilty and we haven't even started the trial yet. This is NOT how we do things. If you can't be objective and follow the law, you may excuse yourself from the panel. From there, I can assure that your dismissal would be permanent. Now, my next question is to Cornelius. Why is he even being charged in front of the whole Wizengamot? Normally cases of underage magic are handled by me and my department. This is a serious breach of protocol. I would like to know why he is here with a full jury. If you do not come up with a reasonable excuse as to why you are doing this, then I will use MY position as the new Chief Witch and Head of the DMLE and dismiss this case. From there I will investigate in the Ministry as to why Lord Potter isn't allowed the same rights as everyone else."
"Madam Bones," interrupted Harry gently. "I would like it to be known that this doesn't bother me. I appreciate your concern, but I think this is for the better. It will show EVERYONE on the panel that I'm more than they think and get some of the rumors that are being spread about me out in the open and dealt with. I will ask for your assistance in one thing before we go too much further. I know that you all want to know why I cast a Patronus Charm in the view of my cousin Dudley. Rather than give verbal testimony that some will all try and dispute as me being a liar, I would like for you, Madam Bones, to remove the memory from my head. Memories can't be modified without it being obvious. This way, no more slandering of my name will be in the Daily Prophet. I already have a solicitor looking into lawsuits against the offending parties. I would imagine that quite a few of you will be receiving summons soon to deal with the legalities of things."
"What do you mean?" asked Dumbledore breaking into the conversation for the first time. "When and how were you able to get a solicitor? You have been either with your muggle relatives the whole time, or at a safe house where I placed you. Your motions have been monitored by me this entire time. I would have known if you had left where you were and where you were going. You have some serious explaining to do."
"Thank you for proving a point to me," hissed Harry in glee. "Before I get into that, I would like for Madam Bones to please remove the memory for me and let it be played before you all. It will save lots of time and questions pertaining to me. From there, we can get to why you are monitoring me in the first place when you have no right to do so. I would imagine that now YOU have some serious explaining to do as to why the Headmaster of the school is monitoring one of his students when he has no right to do so. I looked into the situation and found that you are not my guardian in any way, shape, or form despite you claiming that you are."
Amelia and Augusta looked at each other and shrugged. They knew that Harry had hit the proverbial nail on the head and some people had lots of explaining to do about their actions. Cornelius was red with rage, but was unable to get a word in edgewise. That Potter and Dumbledore were at odds against one another only made him look better. Therefore, he waved his hand to Amelia giving her permission to remove the memory from Harry's head. He could always find something else to pin on Potter later. She walked down to Harry and pulled out her wand. Nodding to him, she placed it to his temple and waited while he pulled forth the memory. From there, she placed it in the pensieve.
"Before you look at that memory, I have two more that I would like for you to take from me," requested Harry. "During the summer before my second year, I stated that a house elf was at my home and did some magic for which I was accused, but no one believed me then either. Therefore, I would like to clean my record totally by showing you all the truth. From there, I would like for you all to view the memory of what happened in the graveyard at the end of the tournament. This will show you all that even though I no longer trust Dumbledore, he and I were telling the truth. My memory will also give you names of who is still currently working with the Dark Lord."
Amelia nodded in agreement and pulled the memories from his head. She placed both in the pensieve. From there, she played them one at a time. Certain members of the panel tried to leave at the memory of the battle of the graveyard, but Amelia and her trusted Aurors had the area sealed and wasn't letting anyone leave willingly. Many arrests were made that day. Lucius Malfoy was one of them. Cornelius Fudge was another one that surprisingly was arrested. Amelia promised Harry that she would look into who sent the Dementors to his area to try and have him kissed. Harry was cleared of all charges by a unanimous vote. His former note of underage magic was also cleared. Madam Bones even stated she would get Sirius a trial as it appeared that he was innocent.
Coming out of his thoughts, Harry sat and sighed as Dolores Umbridge finished her boring speech. He looked across to Draco and shrugged his shoulders to the blond. Draco rolled his eyes and cocked his head to let Harry know that he understood. Harry looked around to all of his real friends and made sure that each was alright. He then turned to Hermione who was asking him a question.
"I can see that you and Malfoy are working things out," she whispered so that Ron couldn't hear. The two of them had been ignoring him as they learned what he, Ginny, and Molly were doing. "You never did explain why the two of you are getting along so well now. How did the two of you become so close in such a short period of time?"
"Sirius and I brought him and his mother back fully into the Black family," he explained in a low tone. "Upon the end of my court hearing, I could have claimed the title of Head of House of the Malfoy line due to Lucius trying to harm me on more than one occasion. However, I talked with Madam Bones and we had Draco become Head of House with Aunt Cissy keeping up with the books until Draco graduates from school. This way, he can get what he wants and Aunt Cissy can help him clean up the other illegal activities that have been going on with Lucius."
"He seems to be happier now that his father is out of the picture," admitted Neville also ignoring Ron who was getting angrier with each person who turned their back on him. "Now that he can be himself, he is easier to talk to and get along with. He is just like one of us now that he doesn't have to pretend to be something he isn't. I, for one, am glad that you and he have become friends and family."
"It still needs a little work, but we are getting there," stated Harry with a grin. "We need to be careful of Dumbledore and his group as well as Umbridge. She will try and make things hell on earth for those of us that are friends. For now, Hermione and I need to get the first years to the tower. We will talk with you later Neville. Keep an eye on DMW for me. We need to make sure that he isn't doing anything that he isn't supposed to. Professors McGonagall and Snape told me that he is NOT to be trusted with anything. That's why I have my trunk in my pocket. Professor Snape taught me how to shrink it so that I can carry it with me at all times. I'll teach you and the others the charm so that you can do the same."
Hermione and Harry stood up and went to gather the first year students. Together they left the hall and showed them the quickest route to the tower from the Great Hall. Upon reaching the tower, Harry looked over at the portrait and spoke to the Fat Lady.
"My dear Gwendolyn," he stated in a charming voice. "You are looking quite lovely this year. The new color of your dress really brings out your eyes. The password for now is Golden Boy. May we enter the tower?"
"Just like your father," laughed the portrait as she began to open. "He was a smooth talker just like you are. Have a pleasant night and I want all first years to know that they can talk to me any time they wish. Have a pleasant evening."
Upon entering the tower, Harry and Hermione gathered the first years together in front of the fireplace. Harry pulled out some papers and he and Hermione passed them out to the group. From there, they each waved their wands and caused a small stack of booklets to float to each new member of the Lion's Den. Minerva waited in the shadows to see how Harry would do. She fought tooth and nail to have Harry as a prefect. It took Pomona, Filius, and Severus to stand with her to get the Headmaster to not give the badge to Weasley.
"The sheet of paper is a map," explained Harry. "It will show you the quickest routes to each of the five core subjects taught at Hogwarts. Those subjects are Charms, Transfiguration, Potions, Herbology, and DADA. Those not highlighted are things like History and Astronomy and such. I talked with Professor Snape over the summer and he gave me a copy of the rules of Slytherin House that he created when he took on the mantle of Head of House. There are some new rules that we want you to follow. Once I read them, it made for a great plan. I talked with the other prefects of Gryffindor, and they agreed that these rules are to start being enforced."
"Never walk anywhere by yourself," started Hermione. "Never fight with your dorm mates in public. Never treat the other houses like you are better than they are. You aren't. We are all here for the same reason. We are here to train our magic to stay in our control."
"We don't want any fighting between the houses," picked up Harry next. "We know there is a rivalry for the house and quidditch cup, but fighting in the halls and trying to harm others is not the way to get those cups. We are adding a new rule this year. Neither the boys nor the girls are allowed in the opposite dorms. Young men need their privacy just as much as the young ladies. You all know who I am, and Hermione is the young woman standing next to me. We are here to help you if you need it."
"Cormack McLaggin and Katie Bell are the sixth year prefects," stated Hermione. "Anthony Towne and Victoria Green are your seventh year prefects. This year, Angela Frost of Hufflepuff and Robert Lions of Slytherin are the head boy and girl. They are also someone you can go to in times of trouble or question. Never forget that the professors are always willing to help a student no matter what house you are part of. Boys are on the right, and girls are on the left. I think you have about an hour before it's time for lights out to get your stuff unpacked. Meet us here at seven thirty for us to escort you to the Great Hall for breakfast."
With that, the first years went up to their dorms to unpack. Each had a smile on their face. Minerva was about to make her presence known when she was stopped by the stalking in of Ginny and Ronald Weasley upon Harry. She waited with baited breath to see what would happen between the foursome. She knew that now that Harry and Hermione knew that Molly had tried to set up marriage contracts between the four that her prefects no longer trusted them. That they knew that some of the Weasleys were trying to steal money from Harry was the deal clincher. Neither Ron nor Ginny were trusted by Harry or his real friends. The professors talked and decided to keep an eye on the duo to prevent coercion by magical means or potions. Minerva was also aware that Harry and Hermione would wipe the floor with the other two in magical skill should it come to a fight. Hermione was top in the school with Harry right behind her.
"How dare you Potter?" hissed Ronald angrily. "Who do you think you are making new rules for us and following what the slimy snakes do? How dark can you go to start hanging around with the dungeon bat and his snakes? Maybe you should get transferred to Slytherin and save the rest of us some trouble. I don't think any of us want you in Gryffindor anymore. You brought Malfoy into our home this summer. You are pathetic. That prefect's badge is mine. You stole it from me. You will be sorry for taking what is mine and for turning your back on Gryffindor."
"Let me make a few things crystal clear to you Weasley," snapped Harry climbing into Ron's face. "First and foremost, the house in question is NOT your home. It belongs to me and Sirius. Who we have in that house is NONE of your business. Therefore, you can go back to your own home during the holidays and such. You are no longer welcome in MY home. Secondly, I didn't steal ANYTHING from you. Our Head of House chose me as prefect. I didn't ask for nor did I expect to receive the badge. Next, who I talk to and hang out with is also NONE of your business. Professor Snape has actually helped me out a great deal with certain things this summer. It isn't my fault that you chose to NOT participate in the classes he offered to teach ALL of us. As for what the rest of Gryffindor House wants, how about you let them make up their own mind. I happen to know that no one else thinks like you and your sister do. That will include your twin brothers."
"I think I'm going to take ten points from Gryffindor for your attitude and accusations," stated Hermione fingering her badge. "You are totally out of line and you have no right to tell Harry anything. As for the new rules that we have given to the entire Tower, if you have a problem with them, then I suggest that you take it up with Professors McGonagall and Snape. We talked with both and we agreed that it's time to clean up all four houses. Each of the four Heads of House got together to make the booklets. If I find that you are not following the rules set, you will continue to lose points and get detentions. Should that happen, I would expect you would become really unpopular in the tower this year."
"If you try that, I will make you sorry Mudblood," hissed Ginny. "I'm a follower of Dumbledore and he won't allow you to do that to us. You have no authority over us. The Headmaster has given us permission to do what we want. We are his followers and will do what he wants. If you try to take more points, I will hex you until you forget your own name."
"As his position of Headmaster is still in question, I would suggest that the two of you head to your beds," snapped Minerva coming out of the shadows and making her presence known. "I will take a further twenty points and each of you will give me a week's worth of detention for your callous remarks and threats to the prefects that I chose. So unless you want to increase the amount of detentions you just received, I suggest that you move and do what you were told. Miss Weasley, you will give me a second week of detention for calling Miss Granger that fowl word."
Both Weasleys were red with anger, but they couldn't go against Minerva. She was a professor and she was the Head of Gryffindor. That she was also Deputy Headmistress were cause for Dumbledore and the Weasleys to have to watch what they were doing. Now that the Board of Governors was cleaning up Hogwarts with the offenders off the board, they were going to have an easier time of things in the school.
"I want to congratulate you both on your handling of the new students," Minerva told Harry and Hermione. "I chose correctly in making the two of you prefects. If you have any trouble with either Weasley, just send me a patronus. From there, I will deal with both. We are going to stop the bullying in this school. It's time that the students start getting along no matter what house they are sorted into. You have the full support of me and the other three Heads. If you need any of us for any reason, just ask."
With that, she left the room to report to Severus and the others what had transpired. When she got to the staff room, she sat down with a sigh. Severus handed her a cup of tea and waited patiently for her to begin.
"We did the right thing with Harry and Hermione," she said after taking a sip of the warm beverage. "Already Weasley and his sister are making life hell for him. Miss Weasley even went so far as to call Miss Granger that word. It's time to stop the students from using it. I think from now on, everyone that uses it should automatically receive a twenty point loss for their house and a night of detention. I have no doubts that Hogwarts will work with us to set up the necessary wards."
"I looked at Harry's summer homework," stated Severus as he nodded his head in agreement. "I gave him an outstanding. His work was impeccable. I couldn't find any fault at all with it. It seems that now that he is away from the negative influences, he is going to be alright. He did confide in me that the sorting hat couldn't really decide what house to put him in. The hat told him that he would be an asset to each of them. Somewhere along the way, something went wrong."
"You have been working with him to fix his body," reminded Minerva. "All the malnutrition and other things have been hard on him. I don't know how we didn't see it sooner. I knew he was shorter than most, but I just chalked that up to genetics skipping him or something. I had no idea he had medical issues."
"Well, between me and the goblins, we have been cleaning up all of the spells and such that have been placed on him," remarked Severus. "Thanks to the help of Griphook and Sirius, we have identified at least thirteen types of wards on him that hampered his abilities. There is still a block on his core that Dumbledore put, but we don't know what it will do to him if we remove it. We are trying to gage what his strength and core would be without it, but we can't come to a consensus as to how powerful he will be. We were also able to fix his eyesight. He can now show those green eyes without having those hideous glasses on."
"I'm just glad you finally figured out what was wrong with him," said Pomona shaking her head in disgust. "To think that he has been abused his whole life. Those muggles should be lucky that I can't get my hands on them. I would do them serious harm for what they have done to that boy. For one that has been hurt for so long, he is STILL a model of generosity. I look forward to seeing how he will do without all the extra baggage."
"We will help keep an eye on Weasley and his sister," assured Filius. "He also got an outstanding on his homework from me as well. Like Severus, I could find no fault with it. It's like he is a completely different person. Just observing him tonight, he is walking with his head high and with a smile on his face. Dumbledore has lots to answer for. We all know how ruthless Amelia Bones and Augusta Longbottom can be when they sink their teeth into something or someone."
The professors talked long into the night about what they were going to do for the students. They talked about the way Severus finally stopped harping on Harry about his father. They also talked about the way that Draco and Harry were going to start working together to make a difference in the world. Finally they talked about how they were going to put a leash on Dumbledore until Amelia was done with her investigation.
The next morning, the students were sitting in the Great Hall. They had already finished eating and were waiting for their class schedules. Minerva and her companions stood and started to hand out said class schedules. Harry smiled at her as he accepted his and from there, he put his head together with Neville and Hermione and reviewed the list.
"I don't think that I want to take divination anymore," stated Harry with conviction. "That old fraud is making my head hurt with all of that perfume in the tower. I talked with Aunt Minerva and she stated that if it got too bad that they would just pull me out of the class permanently. Thanks to Hermione, I was able to talk to Professors Babbling and Vector last night. I tested into Arithmancy and Runes. I think it's in my best interest to just drop divination now and get it over with. I'm not learning anything useful in that class anyway."
Before anyone could agree, the sight of ten falcons gliding into the Great Hall caught the attention of everyone. Hedwig and Magus were flying with them. Not far away, Fawkes showed himself in the Great Hall to the delight of the students. The birds didn't head to the staff table, but to Harry, Hermione, Neville, and Seamus of Gryffindor. Blaise, Draco, and Tracy of Slytherin were also sitting there with falcons holding out their legs for the letters to be taken. Luna of Ravenclaw and Susan and Hannah of Hufflepuff were also sitting there taking letters from the birds.
"Mr. Potter, I demand to know who that bird is from," stated Dumbledore standing up. "We don't use falcons in this school and I want to know the contents of that letter. You will follow me to my office at once so we can read it and discuss its contents. This is not open for debate. You will follow my instructions to the letter on this or you will be in big trouble."
"Right," snapped Harry sarcastically. "Like I'm going to let you read my mail. Professor Snape, you might want to give the Headmaster some potions for his mind. It seems to be slipping. As we can all see, I am one of about ten to get a letter and the Headmaster is demanding to see MINE and no one else's. Does he even have the right to do that? I already know that he has been intercepting my mail from the bank. Now that he doesn't get my statements regarding my vaults anymore, he is trying to embarrass me in front of the school. Two can play that game."
"Twenty points from Gryffindor for that remark Mr. Potter," simpered Dolores. "You will also be serving a week of detention with me for talking down to the Headmaster. We can't have our students disrespecting the staff. Your detention starts tonight."
"I'm countermanding both the points and detention," hissed Minerva turning on her. "You are just here for now Dolores. You will not have access to Mr. Potter. I know all about what you are under investigation for. I look forward to being at your trial should you prove to be guilty. As for you Albus, you have no right to demand the mail from the students. That is against the law. We all know that Mr. Potter is an outstanding member of society and you have no rights to his personal mail. Mr. Potter, I will take five points from you for your cheek. You do need to be careful how you say things even if they are true."
"Sorry ma'am," said Harry with a small grin. "I will keep that in mind for the next time. Thank you for your assistance with this matter. I don't want to ever have anything to do with Madam Umbridge."
"Hey!" exclaimed Hermione with excitement causing everyone to look at her. "I have been invited to attend Merlin Academy. From what I read about that school, it's the top in the world. Very few get invitations to attend. It says here that my academics and such have given me a spot at the school. Harry, open your letter. I think that each of us with the falcon in front of us has received the same invitation."
Harry opened his letter and read it. By the time he was finished, he was grinning from ear to ear. Like Hermione, he was getting in not only for his intelligence, but for his magical prowess. The other eight students also opened their letters and read. Each one was smiling at the invitation.
"None of you will be going," stated Dumbledore in anger. "You will hand me those letters. You are Hogwart's students and you will do what I tell you to do. Those letters could be from the Dark Lord as a way to get you out of the castle so that he can attack you. You all would do well to heed my advice. The halls of Hogwarts are the safest place for you. Despite Miss Granger's outburst, there is no such place as Merlin Academy."
"Yes there is," remarked Draco in an aggravated tone. "My grandfather went there. My father didn't go because you wouldn't allow it. I'm going to go. From what I know about this school, there is nothing for us to fear and it will provide us with the best of everything. Harry and I are heads of our houses and we DON'T have to attend Hogwarts if we don't wish to. You are making claims that are false. You have no right to tell ANY student in this school where they can or can't attend. As for these letters being from the Dark Lord, you really are starting to slip if you think he would do something like this."
"Draco," stated Severus in a warning tone. "Be mindful. Five points from Slytherin for your rudeness. Even though he has it coming to him, you as the student body need to let us professors deal with the situation. However, both you and Lord Potter get ten points each for your respective houses for stating the truth even if it was callous."
"Albus Dumbledore," snarled Minerva turning upon the old man with anger. "How dare you? How dare you try and hamper students from doing what is best for them. Both Lord Potter and Lord Malfoy are correct in their statements. They don't have to attend Hogwarts if they don't wish to. As I am acting in parentis loco for Miss Granger due to her being a muggleborn, she has MY permission to attend. Mr. Longbottom is heir of the Longbottom name and he can go if his grandmother approves it."
"Professor McGonagall," called Harry. "Can I make a statement that might clear up a little bit of confusion here?"
"Of course you may," she stated turning and giving him her undivided attention. "What is it that you would like to say? Please remember to keep it polite and within the boundaries of respect. Even if the person doesn't deserve it, you do want to set a good example for the younger students."
"I read a book in the Black family library that talks about the Merlin Academy," he answered looked directly at her and ignoring a fuming Albus and Dolores. "In it, it says that only students that are blood related to Merlin or Morgana and their apprentices may go to the school. What was said was that some of the students get in that aren't related, but normally, only blood relatives can get in. The four founders were all apprenticed to Merlin and Morgana. We all know that the Potter line is descended from Godric Gryffindor. However, being a dual heir, I have more rights to attend than just about anyone else. We did a heritage test of which Professor Snape and Sirius attended. It showed that I am more special than most will ever be able to claim."
"What are you talking about Harry?" asked Hermione before Minerva could ask. "How are you a dual heir of the Hogwarts Four? I think that some of us would like as much information as you can give to us. We know that the Potters ARE descendants of Godric, but who else are you related to?"
"The Headmaster stated that the Dark Lord passed some of his powers to me the night that he attacked me," answered Harry carefully. "He claims that the ability to speak parseltongue was due to that transfer. This is wrong and VERY inaccurate."
"So you ARE a Dark Lord," crowed Ron in jubilation. "We all knew you were evil. Now you have just proved to us that we were right all along. Oh this is rich. Once the Prophet hears about this, you will be outcast from our society."
"Detention Weasley," hissed Minerva. "I think a week's worth of suspension from school is being called for as well. This is the second time in two days that I have heard you make that proclamation. I have had enough. If I hear it once more, I will see to it that you are expelled. Kindly shut your mouth and sit down or I will do it for you. Your suspension will start in a little while. Lord Potter, please continue what you were going to say before you were rudely interrupted."
"Thank you," said Harry glaring daggers at Ron. "The goblins did a heritage test on me while I was being healed by their special healers. We found that Salazar's youngest daughter married Godric's son. Thus the line of both Slytherin and Gryffindor are in my blood. We also found out that Merlin is in my family tree from my mother's side of the family. Aunt Petunia, Dudley and I are all that's left of the family of Emrys and Pendragon."
"My family is actually descended from Slytherin and Le Fey," admitted Draco. "Harry and I are members of the Black family. Therefore, we have the Slytherin blood from the Blacks as well. The Black family is descendants of the second son. The Dark Lord is heir of the youngest son. That makes Harry the head of the Slytherin line and not the Dark Lord. Add in that his mother was a Gaunt and his father was a muggle, and you have someone that barely has any magical blood in him. He just got lucky that he is powerful. We did research and found out who he really is."
"My family is descended from Rowena Ravenclaw," admitted Luna. "We get some of our Seer blood from her. She was a Seer and I have a hint of the gift. We just don't like to advertise it. Thanks to this letter, I can go and train to be a better Seer as well as a better witch. At least at Merlin Academy, my things won't get stolen from me by my dorm mates and hidden all over the castle."
Hannah and Susan both told how they were related distantly to Hufflepuff. Zachariah Smith was bemoaning the fact that he was a descendant as well. He was upset that he didn't get a letter. Tracy and Blaise would join Hermione in getting in on pure talent and intellect.
"It doesn't matter who you are related to," said Dumbledore. "None of you will be going. You would need to buy all new stuff for the new school and you are not allowed to leave Hogwarts to acquire those things. Mr. Potter is lying when he says he is descended from Slytherin and Merlin. I think a week's worth of detention with Mr. Filch will cure him of his desire to lie and make himself better than he really is."
"No," said Severus astounding the other professors with his defense of Harry. "I was there. I saw his family tree. Everything that Harry stated just now is the absolute truth. You are just upset because if he goes, then you won't have him in your line of sight. He will be going if I have anything to say about it. It's time that SOMETHING goes right for him. I have just alerted Madam Bones and Lord Black. Both are on their way to Hogwarts now. They will deal with you Albus. You have no right to tell these students anything. For those of you that have received a letter, please head to MY office and wait there for me. If you have any of your possessions in your dorm room, please head out now and pack. This will end today. You have MY word on that. Miss Lovegood, the Head Girl will join you so that your belongings are returned to you if they are missing."
With that, Harry and his group stood and left. Harry, Neville, and Hermione already had their trunks on them. Seamus went to the dorm to pack while those of the other houses did the same. They knew that time was of the essence now. Dumbledore was on the warpath and for some reason, Umbridge was on his side. Severus, Minerva, Filius, and Pomona knew they had to get those students to safety.
AUTHOR'S NOTE – This is where I'm going to stop for now. Thanks for reading. Please let me know what you think. I want to make this story as interesting as possible, but I also want to know if it's worth continuing or not.