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Potter Twins 3: A Prisoner of Azkaban

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This story is No. 3 in the series "Potter Twins". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: This is my third story in the Potter Twin series. It's Buffy's and Harry's third year and Sirius Black isn't the only thing they have to worry about.

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Harry Potter > Buffy-CenteredPlatoFR151950,03779225,8292 Nov 0827 Jul 09Yes

Happy Birthday Buffy and Harry

NOTES: Here is the start of the third story in my Potter twin series. If you haven’t read the first two you might be a bit confused on some of the things I changed around so read the other two stories first.

Disclaimer: I do not own Buffy or Harry Potter and I am not making any money off of this. It is purely for fun.

Let the story begin!!

 

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            Buffy and Harry Potter were for the first time in their lives enjoying their summer break. They got to practice their magic for school freely. They got to play and have fun like normal kids. Ron and Hermione would visit and sometimes stay the night. Buffy even got to visit with Willow. Sometimes Buffy and Harry would sit with Remus and listen to him talk as he told them about their parents. Buffy even had a bit of a growth spurt. They didn’t think it could get any better than this until it came time for their birthday. Both the Giles’s and Remus promised it would be a special day for them. Buffy and Harry were awaken the morning of their birthday’s with breakfast in bed. Remus had brought Buffy her tray while Rupert and Joyce brought Harry his. When Remus had entered Buffy’s room it was to find her in the throes of a nightmare. He set the tray down on the nearby nightstand and moved to wake her.

“Buffy! Wake up! You’re having a nightmare.” Remus shook her slightly.

Buffy woke with a start nearly knocking Remus off the bed. Her eyes looked wildly around for the danger that her dream had transpired. Remus waited for her to get her bearings.

“You want to tell me what your nightmare was about?”

“I don’t remember.” Buffy told him. Remus didn’t believe her but didn’t push. “What’s this?”

“Why don’t you know? This is breakfast in bed. Joyce, Rupert and I have decided that you and Harry needed a little spoiling. Happy Birthday Buffy!”

Buffy smiled and began digging into her breakfast. The topic of her nightmare had been forgotten.

“Thank you.”

“You’re welcome, and this is just the start of the many surprises for today. Once you finish you can get washed up and dressed.”

 

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            Both Harry and Buffy left their rooms at the same time and walked down the stairs. The Giles’s and Remus were waiting by the front door. Buffy and Harry were shocked to see them all wearing muggle clothes. They were in jeans and a short sleeved collared shirt.

“Good you’re both here. Ready to leave?” Rupert asked.

“Sure, but where are we going?” Harry asked.

“You’ll see.”

Joyce said as she led them out to the car. Once they were in the car Joyce and Remus handed Harry and Buffy an envelope.

 “Open it.”

Harry and Buffy did. Simultaneously they opened them and it began to sing Happy Birthday. When it was done singing it began to talk.

For your birthday today you get to spend the whole day in Muggle London. You can do whatever you want. There’s a fair going on, or the zoo. You can go horseback riding or skating. Whatever you want the day is yours. Happy Birthday!”

“This is going to be great!” Buffy said and Harry nodded in agreement.

“Thank you!” Harry and Buffy both said as they hugged each of the adults.

“You’re welcome. So where do you two want to go first?” Rupert asked.

“To the fair!” Both said in unison and then laughed that they been on the same track and they didn’t have to mind talk.

“To the fair it is.” Giles told them.

Harry and Buffy talked excitedly about what they wanted to ride, what foods to get and what games to play. When the fair came into view Harry’s and Buffy’s eyes went wide.

 

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            Harry and Buffy spent the majority of the day at the fair but had also gone horseback riding and even to some place simple as the local park. Buffy had chosen the park saying she wanted the opportunity to play at the park like other children. She and Harry had just had a swinging contest, which Harry won, when Buffy tagged Harry.

“You’re it!” Buffy said as she jumped off the swing and ran.

“I’ll get you.”

Harry laughed as he jumped off his swing and ran after his sister. Remus laughed as he watched the two from the park bench. Rupert and Joyce had apparated away to see how the next surprise was coming along. Harry had tagged her and now Buffy was chasing him. Harry was running and turned to look to see where Buffy was when he ran in to someone. Harry fell to the ground and looked up to apologize when he saw who it was. Buffy came running up to her brother.

“Harry, are you all right?”

“Why you ungrateful whelps! I don’t know why my brother still puts up with you two. It'd have been straight to an orphanage if you'd been dumped on my doorstep. It’s a wonder my brother let’s you get away with such behavior. Knocking over innocent people and their dogs.”

Buffy helped Harry up and the two held each other’s hand making sure to stay clear of the dogs.

“I can’t blame it all on you though in the end it all comes down to blood. Bad blood will win out. Your father was an unemployed drunk but it doesn't matter about the father. In the end it comes down to the mother. You see it all the time with dogs. If there's something wrong with the bitch, there'll be something wrong with the pups...”

“Shut up!” “Take it back!” Harry and Buffy said at the same time.

They were both glaring at Vernon’s sister Marge when the finger she was pointing at them began to swell. The next was her face and then the rest of her body. Marge was blowing up like a balloon. Harry and Buffy watched stunned until they felt a pair of hands grab them and pull them back. They turned to see that it was Remus and then quickly turned back to see Marge beginning to rise up. The only thing at the moment keeping her from completely flying away is her hold on the dogs, but even that wasn’t helping much anymore. The bigger she got the harder it was too maintain her hold on the leashes especially since the dogs were being lifted off the ground the higher she rose. Releasing the leashes the dogs dropped to the ground and scurried away in fear.

“Buffy, Harry, are you two all right?”

“I think so. Remus, why wouldn’t the Ministry modify her memory along with the Dursley’s?”

“I don’t know Buffy. Who is she?”

“Uncle Vernon’s sister.” Harry told him.

“I see. Who wants to tell me what happened?”

“To be honest with you I’m not really sure.” Buffy started.

“She was saying bad things about our parents. I kept wishing she would go away.”

“I must have picked up on that because I thought of her flying away like a big balloon.”

“Potter Twin wish-craft strikes again. What are we going to do?” Harry asked. “The Ministry said we would be expelled the next time we were caught doing underage magic in front of Muggles."

“This was accidental magic. There’s a difference. You two are going back to the house and I will check with the Ministry to make sure you aren’t in any trouble. We’re lucky the park was pretty empty today. I don’t think anyone besides us saw what happened. Let’s go.” Buffy and Harry were ushered quickly away and toward the car.

 

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            The drive back was silent. Both children sat thinking about what happened and wondering if there was going to be any consequences.

“Harry, do you think we’re going to get in trouble?”

“I don’t know. It’s not like we did it on purpose.”

“But it sure was fun to watch it happen.” Harry smiled and nodded.

“Remus, will take care of it.”

“I hope so.”

The car arrived back at the house. Harry and Buffy got out and headed for the front door. Joyce greeted them both with a warm smile until she took in their woe be gotten faces.

“What happened? Where’s Remus?”

“He went to talk to the Ministry.” Harry told her.

“We sort blew up Uncle Vernon’s sister. She was last seen floating over the park.” Buffy said with a smile she couldn’t repress.

“Well we’ll talk about it later. We still have one more surprise before your birthdays are over. Come on, Rupert is waiting with it in the parlor.”

Joyce led the two to the parlor. She let them open the door to the room.

“Surprise! Happy Birthday!” A group of their friends called out.

Buffy and Harry’s mouths dropped open in shock. The party was mostly Gryffindor third years, but there were also other grades there as well. There were also some Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw students.

“Wow! I can’t believe this. How did you guys pull this off without us finding out?” Buffy asked.

“We have our ways. Go have fun with your friends.”

Buffy and Harry went over to where Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Lee Jordon, Ginny, Seamus, and Neville were standing.

“Hermione, I thought you were still in France? That’s what your letter we got yesterday said.” Buffy asked.

“We actually got back last week. Mrs. Giles told me tell you that I wasn’t getting back until after your birthdays.”

“What about you guys? When did you get back from Egypt?” Harry asked Ron, Fred, George, and Ginny.

“We got back just this afternoon. Mum and Dad didn’t want us to miss this being your first party and all.” Ron told them.

“So were you really surprise?” Ginny asked.

“We were. This whole day has been one surprise after another.” Buffy said with a giggle as she thought about Aunt Marge.

“You can say that again.” Harry agreed with his sister.

 

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            Buffy and Harry weren’t sure when Remus had finally joined the party but they knew something was wrong by the look on his face. Buffy was about to ask Harry what he thought was wrong when Mrs. Giles told them it was time to open presents. From Ron, Harry and Buffy each received a pocket sized Sneakoscope. Hermione had bought Buffy a book on Tranfigurations while Harry received a Broomstick Servicing kit, which included a jar of Fleetwood’s High-Finish Handle Polish, a pair of Tail-Twig clippers, a compass to clip onto your broom and a Handbook of Do-it-Yourself Broom care. Pavarti and Padma had given them chocolates while Neville gave them both quills and ink. They had received many gifts, but Buffy noticed that they hadn’t received anything from Fred and George which she thought was odd since they had taken to calling her Fair Maiden. Once all the gifts were open the twins stepped up.

“Harry, Fair Maiden, we have your present outside. If everyone would follow us we will present it to you.”

Everyone followed the twins outside to the clear night sky and watch as they took something out of their pockets and laid it on the ground. They both took out their wands and spoke. Soon the sky was lit up with an array of fireworks. The first firework caused most to laugh as Fred and George had somehow replicated the scene of the Gryffindor mascot eating the snake from last school year. They also had a firecracker that was a huge fire breathing dragon. They shot off a few pretty looking ones before finishing with ones that said Happy Birthday Buffy(Fair Maiden) and Happy Birthday Harry. The crowded applauded.

“That was wonderful. Thank you Fred. Thank you George.” Buffy hugged them both.

“You are…” Fred started but stopped as he kissed her on the cheek.

“… welcome Fair Maiden.” George finished and they both went back into the house.

They all began to head back into the house to have cake and ice cream before it was time for everyone to leave. Buffy and Harry were walking in when Harry thought he saw something out of the corner of his eye.

What’s wrong?” Buffy asked through their link.

I could have sworn I saw a huge black dog watching us. When I turned to check again it was gone.”

It was probably your imagination. We’ll worry about it once the party’s over.” Buffy told him as they reached the house.

Joyce had two separate cakes and the candles were lit on each cake. The group sang Happy Birthday and watched as Harry and Buffy blew out the candles. All three adults began serving the cake and ice cream. Buffy and Harry knew that this wasn’t a day they would soon forget.

 
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