Title: Harry’s Child (rev. 12) 3/4
Pairing: None yet
Warnings: Child Abuse, Superpower Harry, Good Petunia, Abusive Dursley, Violence
Disclaimer: Nope, doesn’t belong to me. I only play with them a bit.
Summary:This plot bunny started bothering me when I read Harry Potter and the Child Legilimens. It really is not completely related to that story, but sometimes it happens that I just go off into one direction when something call my rather over active imagination and the muses run off with the idea. So here it is the first draft of it. Needs a lot of work before it makes it to either ff.net or my own site.
Notes: This is a revision of what is revision 12 of this story (It is not much different t in the beginning but I made a lot of changes later. Also this is a better start of the story) first post I have added a lot to this and there’s really a lot more to the story, as soon as I have typed revisions 2 to 11 then I’ll post them to the journal.
Author’s Note: There are a few typhos and similar errors on this post and the continuations. They are mostly errors the handwriting converter of my tabletPC (I wrote part of this on it). I will be correcting them as I go, so if anyone reads this before I do, be patient, they should be corrected sometime today or tomorrow.
On with the story:
Dear Mr. Potter,
We at the Department of Improper Use of Magic, hope this letter finds you well. The purpose of this missive is to inform you that after the events of the previous summer as well as the recent events at the Ministry of Magic, we have conducted a thorough revision of your particular case and the use of accidental magic at your residence and surrounding area.
We were consternated to find that for reasons unknown to any of those currently laboring at this department the detection wards were set to maximum. What this means Mr. Potter is than any magic performed at your current residence and surrounding your current residence would automatically be credited to you.
Further investigation proved that during your second year the magic performed at your residence was house elf magic. We extend our sincerest apologies for the problems the wrong settings of your magic detectors may have caused you. Be assured your records have been updated and we are currently looking for the culprit of this… apparent error.
This office determined after the events of the prior two weeks that it is not safe for you to remain subjected to the under age restrictions on magic use. As you and Headmaster Dumbledore had been warning us for the previous year, You-Know-Who is back land you Mr. Potter are among his main targets.
We cannot in good conscience deny you the opportunity to defend yourself, your family, and further your training with that goal in mind. From the moment you place your wand on this parchment the age restriction monitors placed on it, your person and your residence will be removed. This will also give you the benefit of being considered an adult wizard with all the consequent rights and obligations.
Your new adult status cannot be revoked, be either our… esteemed Minister of Magic or the Wizengamot. We trust you’ll be a responsible adult Mr. Potter.
Lastly we at the Department of Improper Use of Magic would like to extend our sincerest apologies for our current Minister of Magic’s oversight and absolute lack of trust and belief. None of us shares his views. Because of this, we would like to extend our support to you and Professor Dumbledore.
Improper Use of Magic
Ministry of Magic
(There were 100 signatures under hers.)
Harry just stared at the parchment gobsmacked. The poor boy was really having a difficult time processing what he just read. A whole department at the Ministry of Magic was on his side? Well Fudge was a moron; it was good to see that others saw this too. But what was that about him being considered an adult? Was this letter even real? It could well be a Joke, and yet not even the twins would Joke about something like this. Not when it could get him expelled. So this had to be the real thing. These people really did not know what a gift they had given him. It meant that he was his own person, and longer depended on a guardian, at least on the Wizarding world; and as soon as he turned sixteen not even in the muggle world. Dumbledore could not control his life, not completely anyway. Harry would finally have a say, perhaps now things would get better.
With some trepidation he picked his wand from the nightstand and placed it on the parchment. A faint yellowish glow covered it, and then it surrounded him like a mist. There was a tingling sensation that ran through his whole body before the mist disappeared. He felt strangely light, like some weight was lifted from his body. Harry thought this odd, but attributed it to the monitoring spells being removed.
“So that’s it?” Harry muttered and Arien cooed as if to confirm it. This brought a small smile to the boy’s face. He then decided to take the risk and test if he was indeed allowed to do magic. Pointing his wand towards Arien’s soiled sheets he said, “Scougrify.” The sheets were now clean, so he waited nervously for the Ministry’s owl to appear. When after several tense minutes it became clear that no owl was coming he let out a happy whoop of triumph.