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July 30th 2011
Steve watched as the speck in the distance slowly got closer, showing that it was indeed, an owl. Charlie saw the owl, recognizing it as the same owl who once delivered his prefect badge. "That is definitely a Hogwarts owl, it's the one who brought me my prefect badge once." said Charlie. "Yup, well, I know what your first assignment will be." said Steve.
"Oh really, what?" asked Charlie. "Well, I'm originally a Canadian wizard, so I won't know my way around to get his supplies, so, I'm sending you with him, I'll have someone floo call the Leaky Cauldron, and make a reservation for two rooms for you both until he starts." said Steve as the owl flew past him, the Leaky Cauldron was really the only place that everyone of the reserve knew about in britain, unless they were from the wizarding world there. "Alright, I can handle it." said Charlie as he and Steve started walking over to Harry.
Harry was still stroking Dathin's head, when an owl landed nearby and held out it's leg, which had a letter attached to it. "I guess it's time for you to go back to England, huh?" asked Dathin. "Yeah, but I promise all of you, if I can't make it for winter holidays, I will see you in summer, and make up for lost time with you." said Harry, grabbing the letter from the owl. "You'd better!" stated all four dragons, nuzzling Harry. Harry looked at the letter, reading what it said on the envelope.
Mr. H. Potter
Cabin in the Field
Romanian Dragon Reserve
'So much for me being a squib, old man.' thought Harry as he moved Dathin's head from his lap and made his way inside his cabin. Harry grabbed a quill and ink from the desk in the common area and went to the desk in his room. Harry sat down at his desk chair and slowly broke the wax seal on the envelope and removing the letter.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock,
Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. Of Wizards)
Dear Mr. Potter
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.
Term begins on 1st September, we await your owl no later than 31st July.
Harry read the second page that came with the letter, which contained the standard stuff, books, robes, wand, etc. Even a warning that first years wouldn't be able to have brooms. Harry took his quill and wrote a quick response. After finishing the letter, Harry went back outside to the owl, tying the letter to it's leg. The owl took off back to England, and now all that was left, was to travel to England and get his supplies.
Harry walked back to where Dathin, Fredha, Airlentor and Sissilth were still lying done. Harry sat down next to them, leaning back on a resting Airlentor, Harry shut his eyes to rest himself. "So, you'll be leaving soon, you know it won't be the same here without you, just don't forget us while your there, ok?" asked Fredha. Harry looked at her and smiled. "You really think that after 5 years, I would ever forget any of you, even during the occasional trip I took with Steve over the years, the only thing on my mind was seeing you four again." said Harry.
The four dragons looked at Harry and smiled. "Well, just remember what we said Harry, you can bring others into our little group, as long as…." started Airlentor before Harry interrupted. "Yeah, yeah, I know, as long as the feeling's mutual." said Harry, smirking. Sissilth smirked at the way Harry said it. "Have you been called a smartass today, Harry?" she asked. "Not today, no, but if you asked about this WEEK, I can't count that high, there's so many people that work here, plus your parents and the other dragons, but blame Steve, HE taught me sarcasm." chuckled Harry. This caused the other four to chuckle as well.
Charlie and Steve were watching the group, and Steve was chuckling himself. "Now what's funny?" asked Charlie. "If i had to guess, one of them just called him a smartass, I taught him well." said Steve. Charlie looked at Steve, confused. "What do you mean 'I taught him well'?" asked Charlie. Steve had a mischievous look in his eye. "He was always so serious when he first got here, practicing the mind arts, trying to harness whatever abilities keep him alive, so, I decided to teach him how to have fun…. We pissed off quite a few of the others around here, especially the night guys, we once had all the dragons hide and made all the night guys panic, they spent the entire night looking through neighboring areas trying to find them, they got back and saw me and everyone else laughing….. I told them that me and Harry really got them, however, they didn't believe Harry was involved." said Steve.
Charlie was now even more confused. "How could that be, shouldn't he have been with you when you said it was a prank?" asked Charlie. "You'd think that, but the little shit ran for his cabin before they got back, I didn't notice until AFTER I was hexed." said Steven with a small smile. He was actually impressed that Harry was never caught for that. Charlie was pondering this for the briefest moment, before he burst out laughing.
Hogwarts: July 31st 2011
Minerva McGonagall wasn't normally one to be surprised. She was a stern, yet kind and fair witch who was the Deputy Headmistress and Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts. However, staring at a reply to an acceptance letter that arrived not 2 minutes ago…. She was frozen in place. The reply was from one Harry Potter, who went missing 5 years ago and was thought to be a squib, so either way, an acceptance letter shouldn't have been possible. "I have to inform Albus." McGonagall said the herself as she started running to the Headmaster's office.
Albus Dumbledore was sitting in his office while Fawkes was trilling softly, trying to calm his nerves. Albus was currently thinking about the disappearance of Harry Potter. 5 years ago, the wards around 4 Privet Drive, fell. Albus wasn't worried about Harry, he was worried that losing him would cost him the trust of the Potter's. Albus was already on the chopping block with them, and was forced to launch a manhunt for the young Potter. The only silver lining that Albus saw for himself was that it would be less distraction for Emily Potter when she came to Hogwarts.
The fireplace in the office flared, showing the head of James Potter. "Albus, I'm here with Lily and Emily, can we come through?" asked James. "Of course my boy, come on through." said Albus. James' head disappeared for about ten seconds before the floo flared again, admitting the Potter family. Albus frowned taking in their appearance. The Potter's were all wearing muggle clothing and seemed to still be acting as if the fame didn't matter, despite his attempts to have them embrace the fame that came with Emily being the Girl-Who-Lived.
James looked at Dumbledore with a slight steely look. "Any word about the whereabouts of Harry, Albus?" asked James. Albus put on his best solemn look. "Unfortunately not, James…. I think it's time we accept that we may not find him." said Albus. Emily however, was not convinced. "I don't care what you have to do, Dumbledore, but you had better stop with the 'Let's give up' bullshit and find my son." said Lily, the venom in her voice noticable, even to a Malfoy. "You heard my mother, I want my brother back." said Emily. While Emily may have had her father's eyes, but she had her mother's legendary temper, something Albus hoped Harry didn't inherit if they found him, which, unknown to the Potter's, Albus was trying to prevent.
Suddenly, there was a knock on the office door. Albus allowed the person entry, and in walked a frantic and exhausted Minerva McGonagall. "Minerva, what has you in such a state, my dear?" asked Albus. Minerva didn't say anything, just threw the response letter in her hand onto his desk. Albus and the Potter's looked at the letter, and the name on it shocked them. The name Harry Potter, was signed with perfect quillmanship on the bottom, showing them that he was at least in a magical area. However, there was no address on the note showing where he was.
The reason this was a problem, was due to the fact that even though Minerva sent the acceptance letters, she used a spell to do it for her, so she could prepare for classes and ease the muggleborn first years into their world, before taking them to Diagon Ally. Albus was struck speechless by the name on the letter, until he composed himself and looked at the Potter's. "Well, it seems we must send search parties to Diagon and the platform over the next month." said Albus. Dumbledore looked calm and relieved on the outside, but inside he was enraged, his plan for Emily Potter just got a lot more difficult.
AN: Alright, the prologue, chapter 1 and 2 are done, next chapter we start the Diagon Ally to Platform 9 ¾ chapter, more of Harry's 5 years in Romania will also be revealed over the next few chapters, so look forward to it