Avenging Harry Potter
Categories:Harry Potter, Avengers
Pairing: Loki/Harry, Steve/Hermione
Summary: After defeating Voldemort, Harry thought he'd be free to live his life as he pleased...unfortunately the Ministry didn't agree. Drugged and captive on a Helicarrier belonging to S.H.I.E.L.D, Harry's only hope of escaping and living a life is the Avengers and their old nemesis Loki.
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter, The Avengers, or any of the characters associated with the books or movies and I never have and never will make any money from the writing of this story.
WARNING(S): Ron Bashing, AU!
Evening fell in New York with all of the Avengers, minus Natasha who would be back in a few days from her mission if all went well and Thor who was in Asgard speaking with Heimdall, gathered on the communal floor waiting for Phil to return from his shift of the day with any and all evidence S.H.I.E.L.D had on Harry Potter.
"Do you think we'll be able to do this without drawing S.H.I.E.L.D's wrath onto us?" Bruce asked, fingers tapping nervously on the arms of the chair he was sitting in.
"I think if we can prove it to Fury that he's not what that Minister claimed he was we'll be better off, but with S.H.I.E.L.D you never know...I think they're still a little pissed that I diverted their nuke during the Chitauri invasion." Tony said from where he was working on his tablet, trying to pass the time.
"Besides Thor speaking with Heimdall, how will we be able to verify that the information is false or true?" Steve asked.
"That's the problem. I don't know how we can do that. If we could contact some people from that world that isn't biased against the kid maybe we could get additional information, but I have no idea of who we could contact or even how we could contact them." Tony said.
"You mean your genius self hasn't already thought of that?" Clint teased from the hammock he had hanging up near the ceiling.
"As much as I hate to admit it, even my genius takes some time to work during certain situations."
"Well hopefully we can figure it out soon because the other guy is rattling his cage pretty hard. He wants out and he wants to get him out of there. Seeing him strapped down to that table pissed us both off." Bruce said, eyes already green. They had changed to green and stayed green ever since the team had been on the Helicarrier and seen Harry and the entire situation with him.
Before anyone could respond, the elevator slid open and Phil walked in, holding up a file in his hand. "I've got good and bad news...which one do you want first?"
"We'd be stupid to take the good news first." Tony said with a roll of his eyes.
"Alright bad news first. The bad news is we don't have much information. We haven't received any new information that what we were told during the meeting with the Minister and the Director doesn't seem too concerned about getting it." Phil said, holding out the file in his hand which Bruce took. "We were told the basics; mass murderer, records from his Phoenix feather core, 13 ½ inch, yew wood wand as proof..."
"This isn't yew and the wand isn't 13 ½ inches. Close to it, but it's maybe 10 ½ or 11 inches." Bruce said, holding up a picture of the teen smiling, standing in between a bushy haired female and a redheaded male, each of them holding wands in their hands. They looked young in the picture, maybe only ten or eleven years old.
"You can tell the difference between wood?" Tony asked, leaning over to look at the picture.
"If you remember I used to travel a lot. I learned a lot about different, sometimes irrelevant things." Bruce said with a shrug. "If I'm looking at this right this might be wood from a Holly tree."
"Okay so how does that help us?" Steve asked, feeling a little lost.
"Well the Minister said that they evidence they recorded came from a yew wand, 13 ½ inches. If that's true and this wand is his real wand...someone screwed up and that's an innocent kid strapped in the Helicarrier."
"But can they have more than one wand? Can someone else use their wand and cast those spells? We have unanswered questions that we need answered." Steve said, frustrated.
"Well on to the good news then. We have a small list of accomplices that they warned us to look out for. I think Tony should put his skills and name to use and try and contact some of them." Phil said, holding up another file. "We've got family; an aunt; Petunia Dursley, Uncle; Vernon Dursley and cousin; Dudley Dursley. They have them marked as a 'non threat'. The only threat listed on the page is a classmate and friend of his; a Hermione Granger."
"That's it? Gimme that list and I'll get contact information." Tony said, holding his hand out for the file. "Should I make contact as soon as I get information?"
"I don't think we have time to waste so go for it." Steve said with a nod, looking at Phil for any agreement or disagreement.
"I agree we need to get in touch and see what they know, if anything." Phil agreed.
"Great I'll go and get to that. If Thor shows up get me. I want to know what he's found out." Tony said, standing up and heading for the elevator without waiting for a response.
Walking into the elevator, Tony said, "Jarvis pull up any information you can find on the following four people; Petunia Dursley, Vernon Dursley, Dudley Dursley and Hermione Granger. Have them sent to the computer in my lab."
"Yes sir, pulling up all available information now." Jarvis responded.
When he reached the floor with his lab, Tony stepped out of the elevator and walked into the room, heading to the small office off to the side where he had a small futon couch, desk computer and telephone set up; an office that he set up to appease Pepper when she got on him about resting and answering calls when he got them.
Walking into the room, Tony sat down at the desk and turned the computer monitor that was already lit up with information towards him.
"Alright lets get started." Tony mumbled, pulling up the contact information for Harry's family first. They all lived in the same house so he only had to call the one number. Dialing the number, he listened as the phone rang three times before it was picked up.
"Hello ma'am I'm hoping to speak with Petunia Dursley. Would you be her?"
"Yes sir this is her." The sickly sweet voice said.
"Very good. I was looking for some information and I thought you or your family would be the best to help me."
"I can try my best. What are you hoping to find out?"
"I'm calling in regards to your nephew, I believe, Harry Potter..."Was all he got out before Petunia cut him off, voice angry now.
"Listen here, sir, that reprobate is not my family's concern and hasn't been for well over a year. We have nothing to do with him or his freakish ways. We have no idea where he is, nor do we care to find out. Do not call us again." Petunia snapped before she hung up.
"Well that went rather well didn't it, J?" Tony asked sarcastically.
"It seemed to go splendidly, sir." The AI responded.
"Well lets move on since his loving relatives were so unhelpful." Tony muttered, closing the window with the Dursley's information on the page and pulled up the page with Hermione Granger's information.
Dialing the number, Tony hoped he didn't get the same response as he did from the Dursley's. Listening to the phone ring again and again, Tony began to lose hope for an answer before a breathless voice answered.
"Hello?" A female voice answered, sounding out of breath.
"Hello I'm looking for Hermione Granger is she available?" Tony asked.
"Just one second we're just getting in from the store. I'll fetch her for you." The female said before she set down the phone and Tony could hear her in the distance calling, "Hermione honey there's a gentleman on the phone for you."
"Hermione Granger?" Tony asked.
"Yes who's calling?"
"Ms. Granger my name's Tony I was hoping to speak to you about Harry Potter..." Tony got out before he was cut off.
"Who is this? If this is a reporter you can bugger off because I'm not giving you an interview about my friend." She snapped out.
"No Ms. Granger I'm not a reporter. My friends and I are trying to help Mr. Potter, but we need to know if he's innocent before we can do anything."
"Why are you calling me then? I'm his friend. Don't you assume I'm going to proclaim his innocence even if he wasn't?" She asked, still sounding suspicious.
"Sir the others wished for me to inform you that Thor has arrived in the building." Jarvis said, interrupting the phone call.
"Ms. Granger I need to go I have a meeting with someone who might be able to help Harry. If you think you can trust me give this number a call back and I'll answer. Look up The Avengers and Tony Stark...you can trust us. If we don't hear back from you we'll take that as your answer not to trust us." With that, Tony hung up, hoping he hadn't just ruined any chance of getting her help.
Standing up, Tony rushed towards the elevator, wanting to get up to the room to see what Thor had found out.
"Thor, point break, what did you find out?" Tony called, walking into the room, instantly spotting the blond standing with his arms crossed over his armored chest.
"Sadly Heimdall was not able to see the Wizards. He claims that there is something about their magic that hides them from his view." Thor said with a frown.
"So he couldn't help us. Great that puts us back to square one." Clint swore.
"Not entirely. I feel that I know of a way to solve this conundrum, but I have doubts that you will agree with it." Thor said, moving to drop onto a couch, cringing when it cracked underneath him.
"Lets hear it, Thor. We'll take any suggestion right about now." Steve said, motioning for Thor to continue.
"Loki." Thor simply said.
"What about your crazy brother?" Tony asked, looking at the god.
"Loki has the power to find out if he did what he is accused of doing."
"How can we be sure that Loki won't just lie or he won't use the time to try and escape from us?" Steve asked.
"If there is one thing I know about Loki it is that he is protective of Magic users and does not stand for harm, even more so in the case of unjustified harm, coming to them. He will not lie about the truth on this matter."
"That's great and all, but if we break into S.H.I.E.L.D with Loki we'll be considered dangerous and to have turned and we'll be hunted down and taken out. How can we avoid that?" Clint asked from his hammock, tensing when Loki was mentioned.
"Well what if Loki breaks in on his own? S.H.I.E.L.D won't know that Loki didn't escape from Asgard if we don't tell him and he's been able to break into one of S.H.I.E.L.D's bases before so I don't see why he couldn't do it again." Phil spoke.
"That might work. Thor could you get Loki here to help us?" Steve asked.
"I shall speak with my father and Loki about the matter. Loki will agree as soon as he hears about the unjust treatment of the young magic user. It might be more of a task with my father though."
"Well try because something tells me that kid did nothing that he was accused of. I think the people who sent him here might have set him up." Steve said.
"I shall leave and return with haste." Thor said, standing up and grabbing Mjolnir.
As Thor left, using the balcony as his exit point, Steve said, "We'll need to decide what we can do if he really is innocent. S.H.I.E.L.D might not be willing to do anything if it means losing the support of the magic users."
"Lets deal with that when it comes to that, but if that kids innocent, regardless of what S.H.I.E.L.D thinks I'll be giving him sanctuary in the tower even if you all don't agree. I refuse to allow him to suffer for something he didn't' do." Tony said stubbornly.
"And I agree. If he didn't do it he's getting our support and protection, but we'll need to try and do that without ruffling any feathers and causing a war between everyone that will just cause hundreds of deaths."
AN: Here's your next chapter. Things are starting to heat up now. :) I hope you're all enjoying the story and more will be up soon.
A few important notes for you readers:
I've added AU to the warnings because I've had people pointing out that things aren't accurate to HP cannon (ex: Fudge is still minister). I think I'm just so used to writing AU's that I didn't think to add the warning.
Also I wanted to say I' m sure everyone will be skeptical about Bruce being able to identify the wand wood just by looking at the picture, but in my mind he's traveled a lot and seen many different things.
And another , final, important note I know where I'm going in this story and things may not happen right away that you think might/should happen (For example with Harry's wand being found). Just know I have plans on what I'm doing and I'm not forgetting or just having things done with. :)