Harry Potter and the Magic of the Beasts @creatureharem84
Chapter 7

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Chapter 7

Last Time

Harry followed a Ravenclaw prefect named Penelope Clearwater, to Ravenclaw Tower with the other first years. Once they arrived, the Penelope turned to the group. "Okay, this is the entrance to the Ravenclaw common room, to enter, you will have to answer a riddle." said Penelope, knocking on the eagle shaped door knocker. The eagle's eyes opened and it spoke. "A baker had a brother, who lived in spain…. Yet the brother had no brother, so now think hard, explain." said the eagle. "Ok, would anyone care to try and answer?" asked Penelope.

When none of the other first year Raven's answered, Harry stepped forward. "I'll try, the answer is…." said Harry.

Present Time

"... The baker was a woman." said Harry. "Correct, you have a truly sharp mind young one." said the eagle. A door soon opened and Penelope led the first years inside. Once inside the common room, Penelope had all the first years gather in the center of the room. "Now, the rules are simple, always stay on top of your school work, if you have any problems, see one of the Ravenclaw prefects, or Professor Flitwick, our charms professor and head of house. And above all, should any Slytherin's bother you, DON'T go to professor Snape, he's biased, and if I'm honest, he's a bit of a dick." said Penelope.

"While I don't appreciate the language, Ms. Clearwater, I must agree with you about Snape, so, if any of you lose any house points to Snape, come to me and I'll review them, and refund them if necessary." said Flitwick. "Now I expect you to uphold the honor of this house, and think before you act, I know for you first years it will be difficult, as you are young and impulsive, but with patience, I'm sure you will prevail, now it's getting late, off to bed now." said Flitwick as he walked out of the room.

"Okay, girls dorms are upstairs to the right, boys on the left, do not try and enter the dorms of the opposite gender, there are charms to prevent that, now, off ya go." said Penelope. The first years went to their dorms and started unpacking. Harry ended up sharing a room with a boy named Terry Boot. "So, you're the Potter that the ministry has been searching for, Dumbledore made mention that you ran away from your loving relatives, I don't believe that bull, you wouldn't have run away if they were 'loving', but, I'm as curious as anyone, where have ya been, they searched all over britain for you." said Terry.

"That's the problem with your british ministry, they think the world revolves around them, I wasn't in britain for the five years they were looking for me, and that's all I'm saying about it." said Harry as he went to bed. Terry, seeing that Harry didn't feel like talking about where he was, went to bed as well, even though his Ravenclaw side wanted all the answers. Morning soon came and as the students were waking up, the professors were gathering up the class schedules to hand out during breakfast. Dumbledore however, was in a conundrum, Harry Potter was sorted into Ravenclaw. Dumbledore thought that since Harry was at Hogwarts, he'd be sorted into Gryffindor, and Dumbledore could encourage (manipulate) him into sacrificing his life so his sister could defeat Voldemort when he returns. Dumbledore didn't realize however, that the soul piece inside Harry's scar was destroyed years ago due to the strange abilities plus Harry's magic.

As the Hogwarts students entered the great hall, Harry saw one particular student at the Gryffindor table looking longingly at him. 'Huh, wonder what her problem is…. Wait, red hair, brown eyes, striking resemblance to how I remember Lily, that must be Emily, (sigh) I guess I'll see about giving her a chance…. Maybe.' thought Harry as he sat at the Ravenclaw table.

As breakfast got underway, the heads of the four houses started handing out the class schedules. As Flitwick handed Harry his schedule, he paused. "The headmaster wishes to see you after classes today Mr. Potter, as your head of house, I shall accompany you to all meetings with the headmaster." said Flitwick. Harry nodded, knowing this would happen at some point.

A few minutes later, owls started flying into the great hall carrying letters for the students. Most letters were the usual stuff, parents asking how their children were settling in, asking what house they were in, etc. Suddenly, a small flame erupted in front of Harry, startling the students near him and surprising the staff. A pure white phoenix now stood in front of Harry with several letters tied to its leg. "Hey Hedwig, I hope you didn't exhaust yourself with the journey, you're still getting used to your powers." said Harry, though to everyone else, it sounded like a soothing phoenix song.

"I'm fine Harry, it's getting easier for me, though I appreciate your concern for my well being." said Hedwig as she held out her leg. Harry happily accepted the letters and gave Hedwig a piece of bacon, he favorite human food. "Oh, Dathin, Fredha, Airlentor and Sissilth say hi, and be safe, or else you're sleeping in the cabin lounge all summer." said Hedwig as she flamed away. "That's just mean." said Harry, before he realized that the great hall was very quiet.

Harry looked around to find everyone, student and professor alike, were staring at him. "What, you never seen a guy get mail before?" asked Harry in his usual smartass manner. The great hall went back to normal after that statement, but Dumbledore was determined to get answers, now more than ever. Harry looked at the names on the letters and smiled, there were only three right now, but he knew more would come eventually. Harry opened the first letter, which was from Steve.

Harry,

Just thought I'd write to ya and ask how you've been settling in, and about what house you got into. I know such questions are overused, but a guardian is allowed to be curious. Those four dragons have been a wreck since you left. I promised them I would read all of your letters out loud to them when I received them. They really miss you, I can understand that, you're like a little brother to me, energetic, always there to help…. And a trouble making little shit, but I guess that last one is my fault, I did teach you how to pull pranks and never get caught. Speaking of which, when you get back, I'm gonna get you back for that last prank before you left, I'm still recovering from the hex's I got, and don't play innocent, I'm pretty sure it was you.

Steve

Harry couldn't help it and burst out laughing. Penelope, who was sitting next to him, decided to figure out what was going on. "Hey Harry, what's written in that letter that's so funny?" asked Penelope. "Oh, just a friend's reaction to a prank I pulled, I practiced a bit of magic with his wand in the past, and before I went to get my school supplies, I swiped his wand and summoned the underwear out of the women's lounge while they were gearing up for work, hid them in his travel trunk and left, since it was his wand, they wouldn't believe he didn't do it." said Harry, bursting out laughing again.

"It was just before I left for my supplies that I heard a loud 'You little shit' being shouted, so I guess they found the 'evidence' just as I left." said Harry, whose laughter had dwindled to chuckles. 'Note to self, keep him away from the Weasley twins.' thought Penelope. After calming down, Harry opened the second letter.

My friend, Harry

I hope this letter finds you well, and I hope you are having fun. Life has been kind of boring since you visited last June, that potion you put in my father's drink to change his hair color every 30 seconds was priceless, I thought he would be furious about it when he found out. He was actually very amused, and even commended the work done for the potion. I hope I see you again this summer, know that you are always welcome at our home.

Your friend, Fleur Delacaur

P.S. I hope my hair will work well for your wand

Harry smiled at the memory of Fleur giving him a strand of her hair. She said that it was a way to pay him back for saving them. Harry then looked at the third letter, it was from the bank in the Rocky Mountains, Canada, which was run by Mountain Elves, known for their mining abilities.

Young traveller, Potter

I am writing this letter to inform you that your investment into the new, Canadian based broom line, the Skystriker has yielded its first successful test, and has begun final production. As requested, per the investment agreement, each broom will be packaged with the safety gear as well as an operators manual and the necessary charms to prevent serious injury. We hope you will consider a new venture, professional grade dueling robes for different ranks. We hope to hear from you soon.

Signed

Shimmer, traveller Potter's account manager

Harry was impressed, he thought that it would take more than 9 months to complete basic test for the line, as he only just invested in the broom line on January 1st. Harry then heard the bell for first period went off. Harry grabbed his stuff and headed for his first class, Transfiguration with the Gryffindor's. When Harry arrived at the classroom door, he checked to see if it was open. When the door didn't offer resistance, Harry walked in and saw a cat sitting on the desk.

"Well, I bet that you're the teacher, aren't ya, you little kitty, animagus transformation demonstration for the first transfiguration class…. Very clever." said Harry as he sat down. The cat seemed shocked, but didn't reveal anything major. Soon, the other students started entering and taking their seats. Emily soon entered and saw an empty seat next to Harry. Gathering her Gryffindor courage, Emily sat in the seat next to Harry.

"H-hey, you may not know me, but, my name is Emily, I'm your twin sister, I know I don't have a right to call you my brother, but I hope I can get to know you, and try and build something with you." said Emily. Students nearby were slightly tense, as was the cat on the desk, wondering what would happen when Harry finally spoke. "I decided this morning that I would give you a chance, but, my trust is hard to gain, and even harder to earn back once it's broken…. Basically, what I'm saying is, it will be a long time before I can call you and your parents family, but I can at least start by being civil towards you." said Harry.

Emily let out a breath she didn't know she was holding as the tense atmosphere of the room let up. 'It may not be what I intended, but at least it's a start.' thought Emily. About 2 minutes later, Ron Weasley finally ran into the classroom. "Good, made it, can't even imagine the look on the old hags face if I was late." Ron said out loud. Suddenly, the cat jumped off the desk, turning into McGonagall, who looked furious. "20 points from Gryffindor and detention for a week for that remark Mr. Weasley." said McGonagall. Ron gulped and nodded, deciding to shut up and headed for his seat.

McGonagall then turned to Harry and Emily. "10 points to both Gryffindor and Ravenclaw for inter-house unity, 10 points to Mr. Potter for keeping a cool head in what was likely a rough subject for you, and another 10 points to Ravenclaw for recognizing an animagus before class." said McGonagall. After a quick demonstration of turning her desk into a pig and back, McGonagall told the class to try and turn matchsticks into needles. After handing out the needles, Students began to attempt the spell. It took Harry about 2 tries to get it right, but when he did, he had a perfect needle, with a dragon head shaped eye. "Oops, didn't mean to do that." said Harry. McGonagall came over to see what Harry meant, and saw the dragon head eye on his needle. "My word, Mr. Potter, how did you manage this?" asked McGonagall. "Well, I was concentrating on turning the match into a needle, like you said, when a dragon popped into my mind and I guess, this happened." said Harry.

"Well, I'm afraid I must deduct 5 points for loss of concentration, but will award 10 points for fantastic detail on the dragon head eye…. I would almost think you saw a Horntail up close." said McGonagall. Harry chuckled nervously at that. 'If only you knew professor.' thought Harry. Harry looked at Emily and saw her struggling with the spell. 'Emily, don't try so hard, just picture the kind of needle you want and concentrate on that as you cast." said Harry. Emily thought for a moment, then did as Harry instructed, which resulted in her getting an almost perfect needle. The tip was still blunt, but she was still grateful to Harry for his help.

"Thank you, Harry." said Emily. "I said I would start by being civil towards you, I keep my word." said Harry. McGonagall smiled slightly at the interaction. "5 points to Gryffindor for performing the spell near flawlessly, and 5 to Ravenclaw for helping a fellow student." said McGonagall. Soon enough, the class ended, and Harry began heading for Charms class with the Slytherin's. Entering the class, he saw most of the students already seated and professor Flitwick standing at the front of the class. "Alright students, welcome to charms class, here, you will learn charms for everyday life, problem solving, and in later years, dueling." said Flitwick.

After demonstrating the levitation charm, explaining they will learn that later, he had the students start with the lighting charm, 'Lumos'. This time, it took Harry roughly 4 tries to get the spell. 'Hmm, I wonder if my this spell will change if I focus on it and something else at the same time, I'll have to test that theory later.' thought Harry. As with transfiguration, charms soon ended and it was time for lunch. Harry knew he had a free period after lunch as it was only day 1, so he decided to test his theory in the dorm.

After lunch was over an hour later, Harry went to his dorm and sat on his bed. "Okay, let's see if this theory will work." Harry said to himself. Harry held his wand and concentrated on a light, but also thought of Airlentor. "Lumos." Harry said quietly. A small light flickered at the end of his wand, then snuffed out. "Lumos!" Harry said louder. This time, you could just make out the small head of a Welsh Green in the light, before it went out again. "Okay, not bad for a first try, but I'll keep trying, cause if my theory fully works, spell like this could be more useful." Harry said to himself. Realizing that he would now be required to meet with the headmaster, Harry went to the common room and saw professor Flitwick standing there.

"Well , are you ready to go?" asked Flitwick. "Not really, but I'd rather get it over with sooner rather than later." said Harry. Flitwick nodded and led Harry out of the common room. As they went to the grand staircase, Harry was mentaly preparing himself. This would be a long meeting.

AN: Okay, finally got this done, story 2 is still a work in progress, but I will get it up, hopefully soon, but look forward to the next chapter of this story, where Harry finally confronts Dumbledore and meets his parents after 10 years.

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