Basically just a filler chapter between last chapter's timeframe and Harry's arrival at Platform 9¾. It skips from event to event that happens over that time.
- Hmm, have to wonder just what nonsense Dumbles is up to. As 'tis, he's going to find a much, much different wizard in Harry than he expected or wanted. Methinks that's going to put quite the crimp in his plans. Meanwhile, it does appear that Harry's going about quite prepared for whatever may befall him.
Author's responseoh yes, Fumblebore is probably in his office at this very moment thinking, "screw you Leonineus/quilla04 for ruining my plans like this"
no matter what dumbledore tries, Harry is going to checkmate him.
(#) ROBERT_1958 2010-07-04 04:52:01 PMIf DumbleDORK wants to control, Harry should attend a diffrent school.
I am glad Hedwig is a Phoenix.
Author's responseah, but where's the fun in Harry attending a different school?
besides, attending a different school would kill my plans for this story; which MUST have Harry at Hogwarts to meet his other girls.
(#) orphan2022 2010-07-10 05:04:49 AMgreat story so far, just gotta point out the name change at a point in this chapter. whos alex?
"The months between September and mid-June passed fairly quickly with Harry growing tougher and stronger every day. Finally, the day came when Harry received a letter bearing the Hogwarts emblem. "Alex" whooped gleefully as he ripped the envelope in half and tugged out his letter."
Author's responseI can't thank you enough for pointing out that error. I used to have a tendency to write the character from my point of view, as my own name is Alex. I find it's actually easier to write like that. Here however, I must have accidentally slipped back into that habit. The error has now been corrected.
- Hedwig being a phoenix will put a dent in the Old Manipulator's plans :-D
I hope for some reaction when Harry will enter the Great Hall with Hedwig (if you intend to have her with him at that precise moment... Otherwise, having her fire-flashing for the first time during the breakfast to give him some mail from Tom and Annette might be fun too ;-p)
Ooh! :-) A tiny dragon-post :-D I find it strange that I've never read about the Goblins using Dragons instead of owls for their mail. But I like the idea :-D (must be cute! Well... Until you annoy it... While an angry owl might bit your hand, a dragon might burn you... And your clothes... And your mail...)
Now, I'm off to read the next chapter ;-)
Author's responseI am thinking of Harry striding into the hall at the head of the group of first years wearing all his stuff; his robes, his basilisk armour, his dragonhide cloak and carrying his staff with Hedwig on his shoulder.
I can't wait for the first time Hedwig flames into the Great Hall to give Harry his mail either, it'll be fantastic writing people's reactions.
I loved the little dragon-post idea, it was just such a great idea when it occurred to me.
Thanks for the review!