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Chapter 2: Summer Time in the Chamber
Friday, June 4th, 1993
While the Hogwarts Express was working its way to King's Cross Station, Dumbledore was entering his office. He had some parchment work to do before taking a small break from the school. It didn't take long for him to realize that something was wrong. The shelf that held some of his magical devices including the one that monitored the wards at #4 Privet Drive had been destroyed. He quickly flooed to Mrs. Figg's house and transfigured his clothes into a suit and headed out to see what was going on.
When he got to the Dursley's house he could see nothing. Nobody was attacking and there was nothing that should've caused the wards to fall, but sure enough when he checked the wards were gone. The Weasley's were going to be visiting Egypt after winning the Daily Prophet's Grand Prize Galleon Draw so he couldn't send Harry to them. So with no other options he placed some wards around the Dursley's house to inform him if anyone magical other than himself or Harry set foot on the property before returning to Hogwarts.
Monday, June 21st, 1993
#4 Privet Drive
The last two weeks were a little better than the past years at the Dursley's. Which, to Harry, meant something bad was going to happen soon. He just didn't know when or what it would be.
This morning Harry received a letter from Professor McGonagall.
It seems that due to your extracurricular activities that
you failed to turn in which classes you'd be adding for
the next school year. I've enclosed the list of classes
available and all you need to do is put a check next to
the classes you want to take.
You'll receive your Hogwarts Letter the week before
your birthday so you need to return a letter with your
chosen classes no later than the end of the first week
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Harry didn't know what to pick. Ron wanted him to pick the easy classes, Care of Magical Creatures and Divination, with him and Hermione wanted to take everything. He decided that he didn't want to just take the easy classes, but took Care of Magical Creatures to have one extra class with Ron along with Ancient Runes and Arithmancy.
Saturday, July 24th, 1993
On the day that Harry got his Hogwarts Letter he received the bad news that his Aunt Marge would be visiting. She would arrive on Monday and stay for two weeks. Harry asked his Uncle to sign his permission form and his Uncle told him he'd only sign it if he behaved while Marge was there.
Saturday, July 31st, 1993
Harry almost made it through the first week, but in hindsight it was a miracle he made it that far. Marge's constant comments about his parents finally came to a head while he was cleaning up the kitchen while the Dursley's ate lunch.
"Where did you end up sending the boy, Vernon?" asked Marge.
"St. Brutus', it's a school for hopeless cases." said Vernon.
"Do they use the cane at St. Brutus'?" asked Marge.
"Oh yes, I've been beaten loads of times." said Harry at Uncle Vernon's look.
"Good. I won't have this namby pamby wishwash about beating those who deserve it. What was it you said his father did?" asked Marge.
"He was unemployed." said Petunia.
"Probably a drunk too." said Marge.
"That's a lie." said Harry and the glass in Marge's hand shattered.
"I think you best go to your room." said Vernon.
"Nonsense, Vernon. Boy, clean it up. You see it doesn't matter about the father. In the end it all comes down to the mother. You see it in dogs all the time. If there's something wrong with the bitch there's something wrong with the pup." said Marge.
"Shut Up!" yelled Harry.
Marge was about to say something else when all of a sudden she started to expand and floated out of the house. Harry ran to his room and grabbed all of his things and used Slytherin's ring and portkeyed into the room in the chamber. He went and spoke to Sally and told her he was going to Gringott's and that he'd be back. Harry went back into the room and flooed to The Leaky Cauldron and headed into Diagon Alley heading towards Gringott's. Once inside he headed to one of the tellers. The name on the counter said Rotfang and Harry had to admit that it fit this particular Goblin.
"Excuse me Mr. Rotfang, I'm Harry Potter and I was told to show you this ring and ask for an Inheritance Test." said Harry.
"Griphook will take you to Account Manager Gurnok's office." said Rotfang.
"Follow me, Mr. Potter." said Griphook.
"It's good to see you again, Griphook." said Harry.
"You as well, Mr. Potter." said Griphook.
Griphook knocked on the door to Gurnok's office and they were told to enter. Griphook announced Harry and then left the office.
"Mr. Potter would you please show me the ring that you showed the teller?" asked Gurnok.
Harry showed the ring.
"Forgive me Lord Slytherin. Or I could call you Lord Potter if you prefer as that title is available to you also." said Gurnok.
"You can call me, Harry. I'm not used to all this Lord business. So you're the Slytherin Account Manager?" asked Harry.
"No, Harry. I am the Account Manager for the Ancient and Noble House of Potter, but since you have attained Lordship of the Ancient and Noble House of Slytherin I can be assigned that account as well if you'd like." said Gurnok.
"That's fine, but can you tell me why I haven't heard about any of this. As far as I knew all my family left me was my trust vault that pays for Hogwarts." said Harry.
"Typically you would've been informed by your Magical Guardian, but they are not legally obligated to inform you until you are of age, which is 17." said Gurnok.
"With me becoming Lord Slytherin and Lord Potter as you said is it possible for me to become emancipated. My home situation isn't exactly good." said Harry.
"As soon as you became the Lord of your Houses that automatically emancipated you, Harry. The only thing you can't do is take your seats in the Wizengamot as you must be 25 to do so. Would you like to visit your vaults?" asked Gurnok.
"Yes, but first I was told to get an Inheritance Test done as it would tell me how I am descended from Slytherin." said Harry.
"I always like the interesting clients. Most Wizards want the test to see if they are connected to an old line. You already know you are and want to know how which is backwards." said Gurnok laughing while pulling out a piece of parchment. "Take this dagger and pierce your finger and allow three drops to fall onto the parchment. When the last drop hits the cut will heal."
Harry did as he was told and words started to form on the parchment.
Inheritance Test For Harry James Potter
James Charlus Potter
Lily Marie Potter nee Evans
Lord of House Potter - Father
Lord of House Peverell - Father
Lord of House Slytherin - Mother
Heir of House Black - Named as the Heir by Godfather Sirius Black
"My mother was a Muggleborn so how is it that I am related to Slytherin through her?" asked Harry.
"It would seem that your mother was actually not a Muggleborn, but the first magical in a line of Squibs." said Gurnok.
"And what's this about Sirius Black being my Godfather? I heard about him escaping prison on the Muggle news." said Harry.
"That is a good question. Sirius Black was in Azkaban and should not have been made Lord Black, but he was and did name you his Heir. What's interesting is that everyone thinks he betrayed your parents." said Gurnok.
"Well somehow the whole story hasn't been told." said Harry.
"I'll look into this more for you, Harry and let you know as soon as I have some information for you. The other house you have through your father's line has in the past been merged with the Potter's, but you have the choice to use it as a separate House. If you do you'll have three Houses to rebuild and you'll need a wife for each one." said Gurnok.
Harry decided to keep House Peverell merged with House Potter and even asked if he could merge House Slytherin as well, but was told that because of the History related to House Slytherin it was not possible. Gurnok took Harry to both of his vaults and Harry withdrew some money and returned to the chamber. He talked to Sally for a little while then laid down in the bed and fell asleep.
Monday, August 23rd, 1993
Over the next few weeks Harry spent time going over the journals. He found some references to his distant relatives and the words Draco Militibus, but he had no idea what it meant. He decided to come back to that when Hermione could come back here with him. Slytherin's Grimroire was very interesting. There were spells in it that could only be used by someone who could speak Parseltongue. Sally warned him to be careful as some of the spells were dangerous.
About a week before school was to start Harry got two letters. One from Ron and one from the Ministry. He opened the one from the Ministry first.
This letter is to inform you that a few weeks ago your Aunt Marge was found and returned to normal. We've been looking for you and would appreciate you letting us know that you are ok. Please be assured that you aren't in any trouble as it was determined that it was accidental magic.
Cornelius Oswald Fudge
Minister of Magic
Ron's letter said that they were going to be back in England on the 31st and that they'd be staying at The Leaky Cauldron that night after getting their school supplies. He asked if Harry would be able to join them.
Harry decided that he'd go to The Leaky Cauldron on the 30th and get a room so he'd already be there when they arrived. He then sent the Minister a reply that he was ok and thanking him for understanding the issue with Marge.
Tuesday, August 31st, 1993
Harry was eating breakfast with Hermione when the Weasley's flooed into The Leaky Cauldron. Ron had written her and asked her to come today as well. Harry had picked up his school supplies already, but still went to the shops with the Weasley's. Ron and Hermione both needed to go into the pet store. Ron, for some tonic for Scabbers and Hermione's parents had agreed that she could get a pet. Ron wasn't too happy when she bought the half-Kneazel that attacked Scabbers when he was talking to the sales lady.
At dinner that night, Percy was telling Harry all about the honor of being named Head Boy, while Harry found it hard not to laugh because the twins had charmed his badge to say Big-Head Boy.
Wednesday, September 1st, 1993
The next morning the Weasley's, Harry and Hermione actually made it to King's Cross Station with a decent amount of time to spare. Mr. Weasley pulled Harry aside and warned him about Sirius Black and told him to be careful and not go looking for trouble. Harry didn't see the need to tell him that trouble just seemed to find him.
Harry, Ron and Hermione ended up in a compartment with the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor and about halfway through their trip Dementor's boarded the train looking for Sirius Black.
Harry saw a flash of green light and heard a woman scream before passing out when the Dementor opened their compartment. Professor Lupin gave them all some chocolate after the train got started moving again.
Once they were finally at Hogwarts and at their House Table for the feast Harry thought, 'Not a very good start to the year.'
Author's Note: Third year will start to deviate from the actual book starting in the next chapter. I'm sorry for the rehash of things we've read a thousand times. Thank you to everyone for reading and to those who have favorited, followed and reviewed. If you haven't please favorite, follow and leave a review letting me know what you think.