That was so great. I couldn't help but laugh there at the end. I'm still laughing. Zach's father must be pretty awesome to go along with that. Zach's reaction to that will be fun if you go into it. Are the Dursleys going to be positively awful to Harry because he goes to Hogwarts or are they just going to be indifferent to him because he was forced into going and has ever intention of leaving it as soon as possible? I would think Petunia at least would be rather indifferent to Harry as she saw how much he was trying to get out of going, was with him when he tried.
What did you mean when you said you weren't going to keep the 'trio' together? Add more people into it or have Harry go back to loner? I don't think Zach would go for that, even if Harry turned into a complete bastard because he owes him now.
Oh god you aren't going to turn this into a Harry/Ginny are you? I really don't think the Weasleys (besides maybe the Twins because they're just insane that way) would survive an encounter with this Harry.
Anyway I hope to see the next chapter soon but I understand that life takes up a lot of time. - pyrodaemon