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The Non-Mixy Nature of Magic and The Key

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Summary: Dawn heads to Hogwarts as a guest lecturer but an accident involving the portkey makes life interesting. Response to Harry and Dawn's Groundhogs Day Challenge.

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Harry Potter > Dawn-CenteredTakarameriFR1332,1750264,93918 Dec 0631 Aug 07No

NOTE: This chapter is rated FR7

Day, the First

Ugg. This chapter took forever to write. I've been really busy with all my classes and homework. Hope you enjoy it!

Disclaimer: BTVS and Harry Potter belong to other people. People not me.

Chapter Two

Dawn rolled off the student and groaned, “I am so never traveling by Portkey again.”

“I know the feeling,” the young man replied.

“I’m Dawn Summers. I’ll be guest lecturing in the Defense Against the Dark Arts class.” She introduced herself, still lying on the floor.

“Harry Potter, Sixth Year Gryffindor.” Harry stood up and helped Dawn to her feet.

“Thanks. Do you think that you could help me find Professor Dumbledore?”

“No need, Mr. Potter.” Dumbledore answered as he walked into the corridor. “Welcome to Hogwarts Miss Summers. You are just in time for breakfast. I’ll introduce you to the students then and we’ll have Mr. Potter show you to the Defense classroom since I do believe it is his first class of the day. The House Elves will take your belongings to your rooms. Is there anything that you’ll need for classes today?”

“Nope, I’m just doing basic introductions today.”

“Follow me.” Dumbledore led Dawn through Hogwarts to the Great Hall. Dawn was so preoccupied by the ceiling of the Great Hall that she tripped and fell on her face.

“Oof. So not the first impression I wanted to make.” Dawn grumbled to herself as every eye in the Great Hall turned to look at her. Harry helped her off the ground again.

“Don’t worry about it. They’ll forget it ever happened. Eventually.” He whispered to her before going to sit with his fellow Gryffindors.

“Oh goody.” Dawn followed Dumbledore up to the high table and sat in the empty seat. Dawn filled a plate with food and began to eat. Dumbledore waited until the majority of the students had finished eating before standing up to address the students.

“Good Morning Students. I’m sure that you have noticed the new addition to the teaching staff. I am pleased to introduce to you Miss Dawn Summers who will be lecturing for Defense Against the Dark Arts for the next couple of weeks.”



Dawn sat on top of the desk in her classroom and waited for the sixth year Gryffindors and Slytherins to find their seats. A tall white-blond young man entered the room complaining loudly.

“A muggle? Teaching at Hogwarts? Dumbledore’s really lost it this time. First a werewolf, then a Death Eater and now this.” The student grumbled to his friends.

“I heard that those were the best Defense Professors that you had so I would appreciate it if you would give me a chance.” Dawn replied.

“What does a Muggle know about magic anyway?”

“More than enough to make you very sorry that you messed with me so find your seat and keep quiet.” Dawn took attendance and learned that the blond was a Mr. Draco Malfoy. “For those of you that missed the announcement at breakfast, I am Dawn Summers and I’ll be lecturing on Vampires, Demonology and the Slayer.” Draco made a comment to his housemates that Dawn didn’t catch. Dawn withdrew a packet of herbs from her pocket and grinned. “Mr. Malfoy, you will be silent.” She crumpled a pinch of the herbs and with a short incantation silenced him magically.

“Anyone else feel the need to talk while I’m talking?” Silence. “That’s what I thought. As wizards and witches, I’m sure that you are aware that there are things that go bump in the night. That vampires, werewolves, and demons are all real. I hear you even had a werewolf as a Professor, very impressive. While I’m here, I’ll go through the basics of vampires including some of the more notable individuals. We will pay special attention to the role of the Slayer. We will also cover the basics of demonology including the more common demons both of the neutral and evil varieties. Any questions? Yes, Miss Granger?”

“But we’ve already covered vampires…”

“I can guarantee that you haven’t studied them to the extent that I have. Anyone else before class is over?” A Slytherin student near Malfoy raised his hand.

“Yes, Mr…?”

“Nott, Ma’am, Theodore Nott. Are you going to leave Draco silenced?”

“I suppose not. Finite Incantatem.”

“When my Father hears about this…” Dawn silenced him again.

“I don’t take well to threats Mr. Malfoy. You would do well to remember that. Class dismissed.”



The rest of Dawn’s classes were mostly uneventful as word of her treatment of Draco Malfoy spread like a wildfire through the castle. Dumbledore approached her after dinner with a twinkle in his eyes.

“Miss Summers, I have been hearing of late rumors that you cast a spell on one of the students here. Highly unusual, especially given that I was told you were a muggle.”

“Albus, I am a muggle, at least by the definition of the “Wizarding World”. There are however other forms of magic including the form that I have a small bit of skill in, that of Wiccan or Earth magic.”

“Whatever form of magic you use, I must ask you to refrain from using magic on your students.”

“I apologize; sometimes my temper gets away from me. However, I must say, it was a good deterrent to the rest of my students about talking during my class.” Dawn smiled.

“Have a good evening Miss Summers.”



Dawn went to her rooms and prepared the lesson plans for her next few classes. She thought about her current situation as she prepared for bed. Overall, she decided sleepily, it had been a good day.



The next thing Dawn knew she was back in the entrance hall of Hogwarts in a tangle of limbs with Harry Potter.

“Huh?”
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