- At this point, as in so many "manipulative Dumbledore" stories, I have to ask why Harry is returning to Hogwarts at all. Why doesn't he transfer someplace else? Or get some tutors to train him. He certainly knows he won't be learning the things he needs to know at Hogwarts, and will be actively impeded from doing so by the Headmaster.
Harry needs to learn more about the wizarding world's laws as well as defense. Dumbledore definetly would do all in his power to inhibit it. Finding private teachers would be more sensible. Plus, it would keep Dumbles from using obliviate on him or slipping some potions in his food.
- The book idea is an interesting and new way to do occulemency. The centaur was a bizarre and funny; it had the feel of as you were writing it she just appeared and you were just as shocked as Harry, which is a great way to write. I hope you find interesting things to do with her.
I get this mental picture of Harry, Luna, Susan and Laural all walking into the Ministry and when asked what their business is they say filing their marriage contracts. Of course the bigots and reporters leep to the wrong conclusions.
- Very nice chapter.
I can't help recall in history class how in ancient/olden times, one way to stop a bill from becoming law was to kill the sponsor of the bill (even just a regular Senator), either through assassination or suicide. The old phrase "Champion of the Law" was just that, someone that stood up for a certain law/bill. If no one stood up, then it wasn't a law.
Hence, in the back of my mind, I have this scene in my head, where Harry is at the Wizengamot, and someone proposes a marriage contract to him. Harry calms asks if this person is wishing to be the "champion" of this "law", and knows the consequences of it. This people does not, or feels that Riddle will protect him. Yes, I see Harry winning any duel against any Wizengamot member. Which should stop any but the foolish from prosing again for a marriage contract for Harry. At least, without him there... Which point, in this case, I can see Harry making his displeasure known and felt throughout the Wizengamot and beyond. If they wish to play with the Old Laws, then let them feel and truly live by them. Duels to the death and all.
- Interesting! I liked the way this was going already, but the centaur has really added a brilliant twist to the whole thing.
Laurel's a nice name for her, I think. And her innocent cluelessness about things like human nudity taboos looks like it's going to make for lots of fun. "My Stallion" as a title is perfect; I wonder when/if she's going to realise what it sounds like to humans?
Oh, in case I've spent too much time on Laurel, I have to say that I love your characterisations of Luna and Susan as well.
(#) twilliams1797 2008-04-17Accidental Centaurs, right?
It came to me after I finished reading.
Have you ever read the Titan series of books by John Varley.. if you haven't, do so now.
I am again, really enjoying this story.
I am pondering adding a Centaur to my Grey Council. That'll piss off the purebloods good and proper.
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