Monday morning and the first day of classes drew a groan from the fifth-year boys. It got even worse when they were given their schedules; first thing Monday morning was double Potions with the most hated Professor, Snape. As they made their way down to the Common room, Harry followed quietly as his roommates argued about something.Read More HPBFL CH 14
“Hello, Alex, you said you wanted to speak to me,” Larry’s voice broke me from my reverie. Realising I had been sat at my desk, staring at the folder for the last ten minutes, I shook myself off.
“Take a load off,” I told him, gesturing towards the chairs in front of the TV. As he settled in, I closed the door, which automatically sealed the room, “Do you want anything? Coke, Lemonade, water?”
“I’ll take a water,” he grinned as I reached under my desk for the mini-fridge pulling out a water and a Sprite. I chucked it at him, which he caught easily.
“Quidditch is a game of fourteen players, seven on each side,” Harry explained as he tossed a quaffle between each hand. They were stood on the Quidditch pitch with Harry’s Firebolt by their feet, and a Shooting Star Harry had borrowed from the Broomstick shed. “On one side, you have a Keeper, a bit like a goalie in football, two beaters that keep the Bludger’s away from other players. Three chasers who keep the Quaffle between themselves, then you have the Seeker.”Read More HPBFL CH 13
Eli led me back out of the garden we were in onto the street; no one had noticed the guard yet, but there seemed to be a lot of noise coming from the direction of the bonfires. I would love to have saved the three on the crosses, but I don’t think we could have made it up to the main drag without notice.Read More Project New Dawn Chapter Twenty
Cepheus Granger was confused, was there another boy with the same name as him? He could hear the whispers going up and down the table like wildfire, but he looked up at the head table where an incredibly old man on a throne seemed to be staring at him. Honestly, the look was creeping him out a bit as the boy felt a hand nudge him forward. He looked around to see Harry, the boy he had met recently, and his sister was smiling at him. Shrugging mentally, he stepped up to the chair where the teacher Professor McGonagall, he thought, placed the Hat on his head. Before the Hat went over his eyes, he noticed Harry watching him intently. Though the stare did not bother him as much as the creepy old man.Read More HPBFL CH 12
Albus Dumbledore looked out onto Hogwarts’s grounds, where in a few hours, it would be flooded with students. Harry Pott-Black would also be back at the school and within his grasp again. Dumbledore wanted to know how the boy had got the information on his real parentage and what he had said for Cornelius to back down.Read More HPBFL CH 11
“Are you ready?” Noah asked, entering the armoury. I clipped the tactical vest on, checking my sidearm was clean before sliding it into the holster on my thigh. I looked at him speculatively.
“Nearly ready,” I replied, picking up the sniper rifle, “Have you changed your mind?”
“I told you, I’m not letting you go on your own with Tobi,” Noah replied with a fond look. We had argued in circles, but finally, I had relented he could come, so now I glanced at him. He was wearing similar clothing to me; green cargo trousers, a green jacket and a tactical vest. He slipped the earpiece over his ear, then settled it inside.
“Good Morning Lords and Ladies, Heads of Departments and the public, welcome to the last Wizengamot session of the summer season. After this, we shall have a three-week recess before the winter season begins,” Tiberius Ogden, Chief Warlock, laid out for the packed chambers. Courtroom ten, usually known as the Wizengamot chambers, was full. However, Ogden was at the centre with Fudge to his left and Madam Bones as Head of the DMLE on his right. The room had been reconfigured, so they sat in the centre of the room with the scribe next to them, making notes. On the one side was the full Wizengamot, the four occupied chairs of the Ancient and Noble Houses with their Heirs sat at their feet.Read More HPBFL CH 10
“Master Black will want to be rid of the Darkness Master Regulus stole from the Dark Lord then.” With another POP, Kreacher disappeared, reappearing a moment later, holding a golden Locket with an emerald S on the front. Dark whispers caressed Harry’s ears as he swayed on the spot.Read More HPBFL CH 9
May melted into June as the weather got warmer. We had now been in the Mountain just under four weeks with the new group, though I had yet to allow anyone to go out. The recon teams had been training well, but some were chomping at the bit to get out, namely Bastion. All the rest of the groups were settling in nicely with no complaints so far. The heads of the departments met each week to review everything and see how people were getting on. After studying some paperwork, I rubbed my eyes and decided enough was enough. I locked the papers away, leaving my office and wandering around to Nate’s office. I knocked on the closed door.Read More Project New Dawn Chapter Eighteen