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Lily takes on Petunia’s form…   Leave a comment

What if, knowing that she didn’t have much time left, Lily cursed her sister – with the Imperio curse or something, and used a Polyjuice potion or any other kind of potion or glamour charm that switches identities – to switch bodies with Petunia.

The night that Voldemort attacked the Potters, Lily was playing her role as Petunia while controlling her sister, who is in the form of Lily back at Godric’s Hollow. It’s not Lily that dies, but Petunia.

As an unsuspecting witch, Lily keeps the image of her now dead sister through renewal of the potion or charm that she is using.

I’ve never seen this idea done before, so it could be interesting. Nobody suspects her as being Lily, so she, in Petunia’s body, could take Harry from the Dursleys once Harry in left in the Dursley’s care, and run off with her son. This would ultimately fool the manipulative bastard Dumbledore, for he would think that Harry was still safe, being with his blood-related aunt.

How would this idea work, as Lily is not dark? Wouldn’t any mother do ANYTHING for the life of their child, and to be able to stay with said child? What is a little dark curse, on a sister that you hated, if it meant that you were able to keep your baby safe? Especially if you were able to raise him yourself?

Lily would know that, should she die, then Harry would be placed with the Dursleys, and she also knew that the Dursleys hated anything and everything to do with magic and that meant that Harry would be treated horribly if placed in their care.

Knowing that her child would be abused or worse, she WOULD, I think, risk everything to make sure that didn’t happen. She definitely would place her own sister’s life at risk (again, especially as she and Petunia hated each other anyways), and then take her image as her own, so that when the time is right, she could escape with her child, without it looking too suspicious to any magic-user who might be keeping watch (i.e., Dumbledore).

This idea could work, couldn’t it?

I challenge someone to make this into a story!

REQUIREMENTS:

The story must have Harry at Hogwarts at SOME POINT, but that doesn’t mean that he has to start his magical education there.

The story can have a few chapters with Harry and Lily and their life away from the wizarding world (or on the run), and still have Harry as a young child.

MUST be Harry-centric, and he can’t be younger than 15 when the story really picks up (meaning, I’d actually prefer if Harry started at Hogwarts between his 5th year and his 7th year).

I don’t care if the fic is slash or het. SLASH Harry must be the submissive/bottom partner. HET Harry cannot be paired with Hermione or Ginny.

NO Ron/Hermione pairing! No Ron/Hermione, Hermione/Anyone or Ron/Anyone. No romance for either one! I don’t like Ron or Hermione, at all! If you really, really have to have these two paired together, then do NOT pair them together until Harry himself is in a relationship already (a relationship that is final, and not just temporary).

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Lily and James replace both Petunia and Vernon, and they take in Dudley as their own, along with raising Harry.

If Lily had a feeling that she didn’t have much time left, I’d think that she would have warned her husband, as well, so that he too could get on the plan of their survival.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS – All of the above requirements PLUS:

Dudley still has to be overweight (either with muscle or just because…it’s not uncommon to be overweight as a teen, after all). Stay true to Dudley’s image on the weight – though he does NOT have to weigh over 300lbs, as that is too much. Just the average overweight kid – some pudge is good enough, not three stomachs worth of fat and several extra chins.

Petunia and Vernon HAVE to be dead.

Dudley either doesn’t ever find out that Lily and James killed his parents, or he knows but isn’t too bothered by it (giving whatever reason you have for that).

Lily and James can’t have any other children, just Dudley and Harry.

Harry is younger than Dudley – whether it’s by the canon’s one to two months, or by a few years, it doesn’t matter to me. So long as Harry is the youngest.

Dudley is still non-magical. He can’t be a wizard, just because he’s being raised by Lily and James. He has to stay a muggle.

 

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Archaeologist Harry   1 comment

Challenge Pairing: Harry/Any female character,  except Hermione and Ginny. No H/Hr, H/G, or anything slash. It can be a female OC, or another female from cannon. My choices of preference:

— Luna Lovegood

— Daphne Greengrass

— Fleur Delacour

— Padma Patil

— Parvati Patil

— Su Li

Any female that is uncommon, as well, but no older then Harry by more than one year, with the exception of Fleur Delacour. This means no Tonks. I like Harry/Tonks but not for this idea…

If you use an OC female, please make her be foreign from an Eastern European country – Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Greece, etc. I have a thing for Eastern Europe, and really, Harry hasn’t had many girlfriends that are truly Eastern European – they are usually American, if foreign, so I’d like a change. Russia, Ukraine and Germany are welcome too, but not as much.

NO OC from England, Scotland, Ireland or AMERICA!

 

Objective: Harry, since the moment he could read, has been interested in the history of people, places and artifacts from all over the world. He studies the ancient and more modern history and lore and legends of the world.

His dream is to one day travel the world, and to explore and discover the truths within the legends and history. He wants to find legendary artifacts and proof and evidence that such legends and myths are true. He dreams of being an Archaeologist.

**** He has an eidetic/photographic memory.

**** He is able to do wandless magic with just a thought – ever since he could remember (his wandless magic started when he was a baby, but his parents and their friends thought that it was simply underage magic that all children were prone to have – levitating bottles and toys, animating said toys, etc.

 

If an OC, then Harry has to have met them previous to Hogwarts. Since the witch has to be foreign, they CANNOT attend Hogwarts. The way the two maintain communication (without Harry’s friends or Dumbledore knowing about their friendship/relationship) is through a set of two-way journals and two-way mirrors.

 

For the OC pairing

At 8-years-old, Harry comes upon the Leaky Cauldron while wandering the streets of London – Petunia takes him with her, but she leaves him to his own while she and Dudley are off shopping.

Harry enters the pub and follows the wizards and witches into Diagon Alley. There, he discovers the world of magic, and where he meets the OC and her parents (pureblood foreigners, just visiting Diagon Alley while on vacation or something).

He and the OC hit it off immediately, being only 8-years-old. Recognizing him, the OC’s parents pretty much take him in and introduce him into the actual inner-workings of the wizarding world.

The parents purchase a set of two-way mirrors, so that Harry and their daughter can still communicate even while in different countries. They also buy them each a two-way journal, and Harry a Receiving Bag.

When Harry returns to the Dursleys, he and the OC continue to communicate through the mirrors and journals – teaching each other the other’s language, through both speech/pronunciation and writing lessons.

The Receiving Bag is a bag that allows the OC family to send Harry things, without alerting the Dursleys to anything ‘freakish’ being done under their roof. The OC has a connecting bag – when they place an object in their bag, it “magically” appears in Harry’s. This bag allows them to send Harry magical books and magical lesson packets that they set up for him.

In Hogwarts, Harry goes on as in cannon. He downplays his true intelligence, allowing Hermione to take the Know-It-All alias. He also hides his advanced magical knowledge – because, as he lives with the Dursleys, he shouldn’t know anything about magic and the wizarding world.

He doesn’t tell anyone about his OC counterpart, or that he has an eidetic memory and that he can do wandless magic.

 

His Teachings/Studies:

He pretty much self-teaches himself about the wizarding world, about it’s ancient history – the people, the places and the artifacts.

He also self-teaches himself:

Ancient Runes

Potions

Arithmancy

Ward Work

Healing

Medicine (magical and muggle, though only in theory)

Crafting (wands, jewelry, gems, daggers, swords, etc.)

Different kinds of Magic (Dark magic, Light magic, Wiccan magic, Shaman, Medicine/Healing Magic, Religion, etc).

Anything he deems worth knowing and learning, he teaches himself or at the very least tries to. All he does in his free time is read, study and prepare himself. He frequently sneaks off into the library and it’s restricted section to heist books of all subjects.

He is also keeping up with his muggle education, with Mathematics, Science, History, Literature, and whatever else he wishes. The Receiving Bag is used – the OC family sends him all of his required texts, packets and everything else. While they are purebloods, they are NOT anti-Muggle. They do go out into the Muggle world often for various reasons – shopping, for business, exploring, etc. They are not foreign to the world of Muggles.

Dobby shows Harry the Room of Requirements in 3rd year, instead of 5th, and so Harry uses that room to train and condition himself for his future career in Archaeology, which he knows can be a very physically challenging job.

He trains himself:

To swim

Use a weapon incase it called for it (a gun, sword, daggers, archery, etc.)

Long distance running

Dueling (with a wand, with his hands and with weapons of choice)

Physical Fitness (Weights, exercising, running, healthy eating, combat, etc.)

Hand-to-Hand Combat (Martial Arts, Karate, etc.)

Because he can’t learn all of these things from a book, he uses the Room of Requirements to provide Dummies (fake, but life-like animated foes), which he can control the level of difficulties of. Beginning-Level Karate, Beginning-Level Swordplay – Beginning, Easy, Medium, Difficult and Advanced, are the five levels, also called Level One to Level Five.

 

If you don’t do a Harry/OC, but go with a cannon female instead, then I’d still like the relationship between her and Harry to be secret, and still her family provide everything Harry needs as far as knowledge/study material goes. They still meet at Diagon Alley when they are 8-years-old, and her family still unofficially takes him in under their wing, and they become best friends.

They MUST be dating by fifth-year, at the latest. Originally, I had it for 3rd year, but 5th year is okay too.

NO Ron/Hermione, please, unless it’s like WAY later, and WAY after Harry and his girlfriend have gotten together. Nothing graphic, not even a kiss *shudders in disgust* it’s just so gross!

 

Harry has to become an unofficial Archaeologist by his 7th year. He and his girlfriend travel the world searching for magical and non-magical artifacts, doing some impressive curse-breaking, tomb-raiding and warding along the way.

Also, Harry can have a group of friends (not Ron/Hermione) who DO know about Harry and his girlfriend and what he wants to do, and they too eventually join his training inside Room of Requirements and they become a sort of crew, with Harry the leader of course, being the true brains and brawns of the group. If you think about it, it IS a bit dangerous for Harry to be going out by himself to travel around looking for artifacts…for in every INDANA JONES and LARA CROFT adventure there are a team people out there, loaded with guns, looking to steal and thief off of your findings…

 

This fic as to be full of ADVENTURE, ROMANCE, ACTION and COMEDY. Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft meets The Librarian meets HARRY POTTER! Not the characters, of course, just the idea/plot and the directions to take this idea of mine. Make it fun, adventurous and full of magical and muggle history.