Harry Potter And The Stone Of Vita

Chapter 1

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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"All was well. It had to be. It had been well, after all, for almost twenty-five years, except for that hiccup with Harry Potter and his son. Harry Potter's scar hadn't heart for twenty-five years either and the death eaters remained quiet. Nothing could be wrong. As Mcgonagall sat in her office on this warm day, she realised that this was hope and dream, something that a logical person such as herself should not attempt. As her last slither of belief died, she remembered the warning given by Trewlaney's friend./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"It had been a warm, sunny dat at Hogwarts. Nothing out of the usual: The students had all been chattering excitedly among themselves as today was the first quidditch match of the year; between Gryfinndor and Slytherin. She had been headmistress for twenty-five years now and knew she should not favourite a house to win, but try as she might, she could not stop ranting for Gryffindor. She had, after all, been their head teacher. The student's few lessons began for the day; transfigarion, Mcgonagall's favourite, charms, which she was also excited for, as the first years were to be learning the spell emwingardium leviosa/em, the floating charm, ancient ruins, care of magical creatures, potions, defence against the dark arts and all the rest. But after second period the students would make their way to the quidditch pitch. Of course the players would leave in period one. When everyone was seated, the game had begun. Kendra Silt was an excellent commintator, capturing every event in the game. First the snitch was released, before even the players got onto the field to make sure the seekers never saw which direction it went, then the bludgers and the quaffles were placed in the centre of the pitch. Professor Prelence blew her whistle and the game began. /span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"" And Martin Maynah, the Slytherin chaser, has immediately gone for the quaffle but Lily Potter got it first. She passes to Olivia Tanner who is going for the goal but oh Olivia has been hit by the bludger, she must now unmount her broom, run to her goal post and get back on. Sorry Olivia, guess Greg, our beater was just too slow eh. The quaffle is now flying and… Amanda Pocket has caught it. She races up to the goals but a blunger is going straight for her and Scorpius Malfoy has not seen it. However, Amanda dodges it, a true show of skill. She is going for the goal but Rose-Grainger Weasley is ready and she stops it. She throws it to Lilly who throws it and… SCORE. It is now 10-0 to Gryfinndor after only 5 minutes." said Kendra./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Lilly is going for the quaffle but so is Ronny Wanely and he gets it first. He is going for the Gryfinndor goal. He throws it and… it missess. How embarrassing. Luckily, as the quaffle falls, Teddy Lupin catches it and passes to Lilly who is saved by Oliver who bats away the bludger but another one is coming and… Greg hits it away. Hooray! Lilly now has a clean path and she throws but Radin Gorge dives to stop it. But he fails! It goes through and Gryfinndor has scared ten MORE points!" commentated Kendra./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Olivia goes for the quaffle with Lilly but both are hit with bludgers and must both dismount. Come on beaters! Amanda has caught the ball and she goes for the throw and… SCORE. The score is now 20-10." said Kendra./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"Mcgonagall was thoroughly enjoying the game at the start but after an hour and a half it started to get tedious, at least Gryfinndor was now up by 40 points with the scores being 70-30./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Amanda goes for the goal but, oh, she misses. Lilly catches it and starts racing towards the goals." said Kendra./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"Then Mcgonagall saw tension rise between the seekers: They must have seen the snitch. Mcgonagall saw James Potter, gryfindorr quidditch captain, dive for the snitch but his brother, Gregory McGoral, has also gone for it. Kendra started realising this too./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""And Amanda catch— What's this? Gregory and James have both spotted the snitch. They're racing towards it. They're neck'o'neck, who will be the supreme quidditch seeker. Gregory is in the lead. Now James is in the lead. Now Gregory. Now James, but wait, James's broom appears to be going wonky. Wait — does Amanda have a wand out. Hey Amanda, play fair! Put that wand away! said kendra"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Oooh, Proffesor Prelense is not happy and who can blame her. Cheating in an important match, DISGRACEFUL! Ah but Amanda has finally put her wand away and James's broom is back in his control, the question is can he catch up to Gregory. Wait, is Gregory waiting for James. Jolly good sport Greg, well done! No wait, it appears Gregory has lost sight of the snitch! James, on the other hand, has not! James is racing toward it now and Gregory has seen it once more! They're nech'o'neck again and James and Gregory are now lining up their hands with the snitch and go go go guys! Whoo, would not want to be behind those two brooms! Once more, it's neck'o'neck and… James catches the snitch! Game over! Whoo! Gryfinndor WINS with 220 points to a measly 30. Well done Gryfinndor! What a match! said Kendra./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Excuse me, miss Silt, but I'll be announcing the winner and the scores! Gryfinndor has won with 220 points to 30. Congradulations Gryfinndor!" said Professor Prelense./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"After the players had changed, Mcgonagall, the teachers and the rest of the school went back to the castle to continue lessons for the day. Miss Merachnid was sick with the dragon pox so Mcgonagall had to take her classes. Mcgonagall didn't mind though, it was a transfiguration class after all. She went down to the class, which to her disappointment had changed drastically: The white walls were now sky blue with candles in plain view instead of torches, the mahogany endless space desk had been removed and replaced with an oak desk without a single magical quality. Today she was teaching the seventh years how to transform themselves into full objects, an incredibly difficult lesson indeed, though she was an exceptional teacher and knew she could manage, that was until she saw James Potter, who looked strikingly like his father with his jet black hair and green eyes, just without the glasses. He was an excellent wizard, Quidditch player and most of all, an excellent clown. She just hoped that today, he was in the mood for learning, which of course, he was emnot/em!/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Hello class, as I'm sure you know, Miss Merachnid is sick with the spider flu, not to worry though, she has an excellent doctor and he has assured us that she will not turn into a full spider but will in fact make a full recovery and should be back by next week. Now, I will be your substitute teacher for the day. Just because I am headmisstress, do not be afraid, unless you dilly dally or play silly jokes in my class." said Professor Mcgonagall, looking accusingly at James. "Today's lesson is an extremely difficult one and something similar to this will almost definitely occur in your N.E.W.T examinations at the end of the year, which are, as I'm sure you already know and have been told, the most essential examinations of your emschool career/em, as they determine which wizarding college you shall go to, if you decide to go to a wizarding college. If you do not, still do not take these lightly, as they also decide which jobs are available for you. Now, today we are going to be learning how to transfigure one of our limbs into a piece of furniture. Eventually, you shall all be able to transform yourselves into full pieces of furniture. If done correctly, it will be exceptionally useful for disguising yourselves and once you are able to do this correctly, you shall begin learning how to transform yourself into an animal! Do not mistake turning yourself into an animal as being an animagus, for it is incredibly different! Who can tell me the difference between the two?"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""An animagus is a wizard or witch who has gone through a long and complicated process to be able to transform into a none-chosen animal at will requiring no transfigurational knowledge while transfiguring oneself into an animal is incredibly difficult and advanced. The process must be repeated every time oneself wisghes to transfigure themselves into an animal of their choosing while it is a one tine process for an animagus."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Now back onto the topic of transforming one of our limbs into a piece of furniture. I shall demonstrate by turning my arm into a table leg." said Mcgonagall. /span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"And with a wave of her want Mcgonagall did it, then just as quickly undid it. "Now repeat after me: emmembram in objecto/em. Unfortunately for this spell, different limbs require different wand waves and it depends on the object you wish to transform your limb into, so for now we will work on turning our arm into a table leg. So repeat emarma in mensa crus /emand wave your want in a circular pattern then in a long curving line pattern. When we are to learn this as none-verbal magic, you shall only have to think of the limb that you wish to transform into an object and the object you wish to transform your limb into but that will still be in two or three lessons and by then Miss Merachnid shall have returned. Now everyone let's try the spell. Mcgonagal tried not to let her face drop. It was a difficult spell, it wasn't their fault that they weren't succeeding. Clearly though, her face showed disappointment as all the students looked guilty. Then she turned and saw that James had done it. "Well done James! That is most impressive!" said professor Mcgonagal beaming with pride. "Now James, try to reverse the spell with the incantation: /spanspan style="-webkit-font-kerning: none;"emcrus mensa in arma/em/spanspan style="font-kerning: none;"."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Yes Professor."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"Five minutes later, James had done it! "exceptional work James! Do you have any questions on it?"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""I do Professor. What about the shorter, easier spell that you can do non-verbally that you told us about earlier."/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Oh, so you do listen but not well enough. As I said, we will be learning that in another lesson. For the meantime, stick to the incantation I gave you. I personally don't think you even need an easier one, judging by your success of the last one. Infact, you deserve a reward for that: Ten points to Gryfinndor!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Thanks Professor, what should I do now." said James./span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Well, I suppose I could teach you the non-verbal incantation, but do not be discourages if you do not get it as easily and do not expect help as I must assist the rest of the class on their lesson's work!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Yes! Thank you Professor! I promise I won't distract you or them and I won't get discouraged!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Well, you better not! Now, remember the incarnation I said at the beginning of my demonstration, when I turned my arm into a table leg"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Kind of! It was something like emmembera inul objec/em, wasn't it?"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Not quite, but close. It was emmembram in objecto/em."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Right"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Now say that incantation aloud. Nothing will happen, but just to make sure you know it. Then, once that is done, begin saying the incarnation in your mind and think of the limb you wish to transform and what you wish to transform it into. For example emmembram in objecto arm into table leg/em."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Yes Professor!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Good, now been."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"And once more, after another five minutes, he had done it!/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Fantastic James, now, try turning your table leg back into an arm non-verbally with the incantation emobjecto in membram table leg into arm/em. It uses the same concept as turning your arm into a tase leg so follow the same steps and you'll be fine. If you succeed call me."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"And James did succeed./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Excellent James, now, read over the notes you having been making and practice a few other spells or even this one again. You can never start studying for your transfiguration N.E.W.T too early."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"As pleased as Mcgonagal was, she was also, secretly, a little worried. When James finished his work, he got bored and studying wouldn't keep him occupied for too long./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"After 20 minutes since James had successfully performed the spell, no one else had. Penelopy had turned her mouth into a button, Markus had transformed his clegs into pig legs that would not stop running around the class and the worst parts that, these were some of the most successful ones! After yet another 5 minutes, James decided to have a little break from his tedious studying and decided to have some fun. While Mcgonagal was helping Dean Jr after he blew up his desk and turned his legs into headless chickens which were now running around the class, causing mass hysteria, James started planting Firesticks - fireworks that go off and take the nearest living thing to them up with them but their explosions don't hurt and they don't go very high so nothing dangerous can happen. They wear actually his own invention - it had taking him months to make and he still hadn't set them off. He waited patiently, pretending to study, which Mcgonagal was suspicious about, until there were 5 minutes left of class. He set them off./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"There was suddenly, an enormous bang and sparks of colour as James flicked his want to set them all off. The poor, unsuspecting students jumped up but were suddenly bound to their chairs with thick vine ropes. All the chairs suddenly went rocketing toward the roof of the class where the fireworks exploded all different shades. In the left corner of the class, the firesticks exploded a pallet of reds, from cherry to apple. In the east, it was a pallet of greens, from grass to avocado. In the Northern corner it was a pallet of blues from sky to sea and in the Southern corner it was a pallet of greys from cloud to charcoal. The middel of the class was where most havoc broke loose. All the fire sticks exploded at once into moving pictures - Quidditch players on brooms flying throughout the room, Harry Potter and Voldermort's duel. Mcgonagal in a swimming costume - much to the real ones dismay. Just to make him seem more innocent, James even attached a fire stick to his own chair which blasted him into the air - which he thought rather fun. Then, after ten minutes of screaming, laughing and shouting, a dragon firework burning most of the students hair, and a McGonnagal belly dancing, the fireworks died out. With an almighty CRASH the chairs fell to the floor, realising the students as they dropped. /span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Now Professor, before you go doing anything rash, just know that I was also a victim of this wretched prank" said James in an almost reproachful voice! "Infact, the only one who wasn't blasted into the ceiling was Betty. Really it's quite disappointing that you would go around accusing me before assessing anyone else." said James, wagging his finger at her./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"Then Mcgonnagal did something completely unexpected, instead of giving him detention, sending a letter to his father or worse, his mother, she sighed and said in a crisp and exasperated tone, "You really are Fred and George's nephew, aren't you."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Through and through!" said James./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Well, I suppose you're right, I cannot just assume that you are responsible for the prank, however if I get so much as one shred of evidence pointing to you, or anyone else who thought it would be a laugh to insult a serious transfiguration lesson and shatter some people's N.E. so help me, they'll be in detention more than in their beds!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Now, since there are only five minutes left f the lesson, you may all pack your books away and get ready for your next lesson." sighed Mcgonnagal in an exasperated tone. /span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"After this, Mcgonagal was supposed to teach the fourth year Griffindors and Ravenclaws how to turn a feather into a rat but as he did not get the chance. As soon as the class had settled down and she was explaining where Miss Merachnid was, Professor Bublebrook, the new teacher for elemental magic, an extremely difficult form of magic that requires channeling you magical capabilities to manipulate nature without a wand, available to only six and seventh years who passed five or more O.W.L's, burst in panting. Professor Bubblebrook was a scrawny, young man however his hair was graying, his faced was lined with wrinkles and his eyes even with his emerald green pupils, looked like they had seen too much. He wore a grand, midnight cloak, black robes and pointed shoes./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Minerva, Professor Trawlawny has requested to talk to you immediately!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Why? Has she told another student their death is imminent and made the student break down? Can it not wait?"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""No professor, she said out was of utmost importance!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Fine. William, do you mind watching over the class for me while I am gone?"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Certainly headmistress." said Proffesor Bubblebrook./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"And with that, Minerva swept out of the class./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""So help me, if she has made another student break down due to predicting their death or is requesting for a raise again, I will not have Dumbledore's patience!" thought Professor Mcgonagal irritated./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"She stormed to the two gargoyles guarding her office./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Hello, headmistress. Password please." said the gargoyle to the left./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Dumbledore's pants! You know it's me! I'm in a rush and a mood!" bellowed Professor Mcgonagal. "And you still have the audacity to ask for the password! How dare you!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"The gargoyle on the right then said: "Well headmistress, you could be under polyjuice potion and I really recommend you be nicer to us after all we do control acmes to your of-"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""YOU DARE THREATEN ME WITH ACCESS TO MY OWN OFFICE! I can have you two replaced with the flick of my wand! I suggest you learn some respect! The password is Severus Snape you fools!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Correct ma'am, we were just doing our jobs."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"And before Professor Mcgonnagal could blow them apart they swung open to admit her into the office. Once through she hopped onto the stairs that moved up towards her office door by themselves, like an escalator./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"She then hopped off and walked into her office, only to find Professor Trewlaney and another, equally batlike lady dressed in, if possible, even more shawls./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Sybill Trewlaney, always a pleasure." Said Mcgonnagal in her stiffest, driest voice. "How exactly did you get in. I made sure to change the password after I last saw you, for security purposes of course." Said Professor Mcgonnagal dray, half-heartedly trying to spare Trewlaney's feelings./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""As we, Betty and I, have told you many times before, we are gifted with the inner eye, which has granted use the greatest if gifts. I simply had to focus and my inner eye granted me the password." Trelawney said, in her most mystical voice as possible./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Those treacherous gargoyle's told you after I refused to apologise to them yesterday after our row didn't they. No doubt they will let you in again after our row today!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;" "Minerva, just because you are not gifted as I, it does not mean that you must be jealous and accuse me of such profound accusations. I am truly heart."/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Now now, Sybill, as you said, those who are not as fortunate as us and do not posses the gift of the inner eye, cannot hope to fully understand us and therefore envy us." Said/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"the new comer Betsy in a voice Moaning Myrtle would be proud of./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""I'm sorry but who exactly are you, and what are you and Sybill Trewlaney doing in my office!" roared Mcgonnagal./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Minerva, this is my friend Betsy, the fourth cousin of the famous seer Sussie Sooth. As seers normally skip three generations such as myself, they are also widely known to occur in… ah… cousins and other relatives." Said Trawlaney/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Of course." Said Mcgonnagal in a voice so dry it would have brought drought to Hogwarts had it been a spell./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Still as stubborn and short-sighted as ever Minerva." Sang Trewlaney/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Trewlaney, please do not speak to me this way."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Ah, of course. Those who have much to deny, take offense quite easily." As Mcgonnagal was about to start talking once more however, she cut her off. "As for your second question, Betsy and myself were enjoying crystal gazing, I saw poor Summer's death, quite sad really, mauled to death by a hippogriff, I must talk to Hagrid, and Betsy saw the same fait. If this terrifying thought was what made it happen, I know not, but suddenly she began floating, her eyes shone blue and she spoke in an unnaturally low voice. I was very worried and when I explained what had happened after she touched the ground once more, she claimed to have no recollection. I went straight to Madam Pomfrey who said she had had a prophecy, but as we seers know, we remember our professors fully and behave as we normally would. They simply just come."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""A real prediction." Mcgonnagal trailed off, in a whisper./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Not quite real Minerva. As Sybill says, I would have recalled it." Said Betsy in her ghostly tone./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Of course, but just out of curiosity, what did betray say even if it was not a… ah …prophecy?" asked Minerva, anxious but excited/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""It said-" but Trewlaney was cut off as once again Betsy's eyes began to glow blue and she began to hover and speak in an unnaturally low voice./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"em"When envy overtakes love/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emthe heart shall rip/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emallies shall turn/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emto the dark lord's grip/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14px;" /p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emA quest for the one/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emWho has defied him most/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emAnd brought about his end/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emShall fight against him once more/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14px;" /p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emHe shall travel with his two companions/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emTo the city of the ancient stone/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emHe shall race one with passion/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emwho wishes bring the dark lord home/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14px;" /p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emIf lost, once more evil shall rise/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emdeath will finally engulf the hero/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emwho has been thought to always strive/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emand a new journey shall begin for the trio/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14px;" /p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emIf won, darkness shall still fight back/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emseizing it's every chance/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"embut the stone of Vita shall be safe/em/span/p
p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"emAnd peace shall be restored."/em/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"And with that Betsy fell to the floor once more, this time unconscious./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""This is catastrophic! I must send a letter to Harry at once. Sybill please leave and take Betsy down to the hospital wing again." Said Mcgonnagal./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""But Minerva, as I said this is not a prophecy, I fear it is an illness and Madam Pomfrey has already said that-" began Professor Trewlaney./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""I don't care! If you value your job you shall leave immediately!"/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Fine! I shall return to my chambers! I can tell I am not wanted! The injustice!" And with that Professor Trewlaney got up, pulled her friend to her feat and left, mumbling about placing trust in the wrong hands and about all the jobs she could have rather chose and no gratitude for her work./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Dumbledore, what do you think of this. You heard the prophecy." asked Mcgonnagal/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Ah, hello Minerva. Well I think it has been kind of you to allow Sybill to keep her position, even though you do not aways see eye to eye. Well done. As for the prophecy, well Minerva, I am mere paint and memory, I told you this when you first accepted the position of headmistress so you would know, one day when I passed on and my portrait was placed upon this wall, that you must not put all your faith in me. I lack the fundamental basic to all problems, creativity. Alas, I am now only reactive, doing as I would have done before, when I was just starting to learn the errors of my ways. I do not recommend that you take what I shall say to heart but I think great danger is being born as we speak. Once more, love has been the power to start it all, as it always is."/span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Yes Dumbledore but what should we do!" Said Mcgonnagal, trying not to lose her patience with him./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""Might I recommend we get the trio which, as I'm sure you know, is undoubtedly Harry, Mrs Granger-Weasley and Mr Granger-Weasley. From there we may discuss a course of action." Dumbledore's portrait said./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""You're right Albus. You have another portrait in Harry's office correct?" Said Mcgonnagal as Dumbledore nodded. "Excellent, please inform Mr Potter to come here straight away, tell him it is of the utmost importance, tell him to bring Mrs Granger-Weasley as for Mr Granger-Weasley, leave him for the time being. Tell them nothing more." /span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;"And with a nod, Dumbledore left his frame./span/p
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p style="margin: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"span style="font-kerning: none;""It looks like the next Wizarding War might soon be upon us."/span/p