Hermione the Book Mage. Mild Multi-Cross
Hermione the Book Mage:
- Hermione can enter any work of fiction and is able to gain skills and abilities she is able to use in real life.
- Hermione takes Harry with her so that he can train for the tournament
- Time flows differently in the book world than the real world
- Takes place after Harry is chosen as the fourth champion
Crossovers are encouraged due to the nature of the story
- Characters from the books can not enter real life
- Has to be book that Hermione is familiar with
Use books on King Arthur/Robin Hood/LOTR/the prince/Art of War/animorphs/circle of magic/Zorro/ Textbooks can be entered and have the writer act as the instructor
First editions or autographed copies contain more personality of the writer and there characters.
This was sent to me as a request about a year ago so I thought I’d see what would happen if I pieced some of it together.
The original challenge idea as I understand it came from the mind of someone called Black-Tortoise-of-the-North.
Harry Potter groaned as he put down the book that he had been reading. There was still nothing on how to fight off a dragon. He was Harry Potter, the unlucky bonus contender in the Tri-Wizard tournament. He was somehow supposed to compete on the same level as three of the best students from three of the best schools in the nation all of whom had three years more experience in magic than him. In short, he was outmatched in every way that might matter. He was going to need a miracle just to survive this mess that he had somehow found himself in.
Everything that he had searched for had been as useless as a hover charm when it came to fighting a dragon. Dragons had magically resistant skin that made fighting them directly nearly impossible as spells would merely bounce off of them unless several people got together and all fired their wands then there was nearly nothing that would work against a dragon. The creatures had razor sharp claws and teeth that reminded Harry of the swords and spears that he had seen on display at Gringotts, and there was the fact that they could blow fire at anything that pissed them off. Something that according to some of the books was the equivalent heat to a muggle rocket engine.
Sirius had mentioned a spell that might work, but Ron had interrupted him before he had been able to figure out just what it was that the wizard had been going to suggest and since there was no way to figure out a way to get in contact with the older wizard he had to come up with something else entirely.
To make a bad situation worse, pretty much all of Gryffindor seemed to think that he was a cheater. A number of them were publicly behind him sure, but he knew that just as many of them would probably be silently cheering for him to get barbequed by the dragons as well.
Of Gryffindor, he figured he could count on the Creevey brothers, (but only because they were fanboys) the Quidditch team, (Katie and Angelina were disappointed that Alicia didn’t get the spot but were still being supportive teammates, the Weasley twins, (the two had been disappointed in Harry once they realized that Harry hadn’t tricked the goblet into picking him,) Neville, and of course Hermione.
All in all, it was hardly the kind of support that the so called Gryffindor Champion really wanted to consider. Cedric Diggory on the other hand had all the help and support of the entire school behind him, and thanks to his dad a good part of the Ministry as well. He had seen the Ministry people that had tried slipping in and out of the castle undetected. Too bad for them they were still showing up on the Marauders Map
“Harry?” Hermione called out to her friend, breaking him out of his internal musings.
Harry nodded to the girl with a grin. “What’s up?” He questioned his best friend.
“I have something I need to show you Harry, but it has to be done in private.”
Harry nodded as the girl led him out of the Gryffindor Common Room and into one of the unused classrooms. Judging from the various items in here it was used more for storage than anything else these days.
“Alright Mione, we’re here. Now what did you want to show me?” Harry questioned her curiously.
“Harry what was your first bit of accidental magic?” The girl asked curiously.
Harry paused at the rather odd question, but knew that his friend liked taking a somewhat circuitous route in her thinking at times. He also knew that she was likely going to go somewhere with this. She just needed some time to explain it.
“My turning a teacher’s hair blue maybe.” He returned uncertainly.
“I don’t think so Harry.” The witch said. “You’ve told us that the Dursley’s didn’t actually feed you much yet somehow you have the body of a healthy teenager. I think that your magic somehow made it so that your body got all of the vitamins, proteins and any other supplements that it needed through your magic.”
“You’re saying that my magic has helped to keep me alive?” Harry asked sounding somewhat dubious. “I didn’t think that was possible.”
“It’s either that or someone has come in ate at night and force feeding you nutrient potions and other things.” Hermione returned. “Your body has been supplemented by magic somehow.”
“Okay, what’s that got to do with what you wanted to talk about?” Harry asked curiously.
“One of my first powerful accidental magic’s was something similar in raw power but very different.” Hermione admitted. “While my magic wasn’t constantly using the spell like yours did for so many years it only did a burst when I needed it like most accidental magic. It’s actually something I can still do.” She said proudly.
“And what is it that you can do Hermione?” Harry questioned curious as to what it was that the girl was capable of doing.
“Do you promise not to tell anyone?” She pleaded.
“I promise Hermione, now what is it that you can do?”
“What I can do, is this” Hermione said as she pulled a worn looking book out of her book bag. “I have an ability that I like to call page walking. After I’ve read a book at least once I can actually go into the book and take part in the adventure.”
Harry looked at his friend in stunned disbelief. “So you can go into any book?” He asked.
“Yes as long as I’ve read it before.” Hermione admitted. “I’ve even managed to take my mum and dad with me on some of these stories.” She admitted. “It takes a lot more time and concentration to take people though.”
“Why are you telling me this?” Harry asked. “I mean it’s amazing and all, but why don’t you tell other people about it?”
“Because no one else has ever heard of it before , and I don’t want to have to worry about people considering what they did to you when they learned that you had extra magical gifts..” Hermione explained. “I’ve researched everywhere and there’s nothing anywhere that says anything about a skill or spell that can do the same thing. Memory Balls can replay a memory, but they can’t do anything like this. Also I want you to come with me for this one.” She said as she offered him a book.
Harry looked at the book and looked at his friend curiously. “King Arthur?” He said in surprise.
“Yes,” Hermione said. The two sat down on the ground cuddled together for a moment as they got comfortable. “This might be a bit disorienting at first.” She warned him.
Harry nodded his head in understanding as Hermione opened the book. He saw a bright light coming from the pages of the book and he shielded his eyes as the room seemed to explode in color.
Harry groaned as he found himself outside in what appeared to be a medieval village. “Where are we?” He groaned he looked down and noticed that his Hogwart’s uniform had changed into breeches and a shirt and that Hermione was wearing a more feminine version of the same outfit.
“In a village a long time ago that doesn’t even have a name.” Hermione said as she nodded towards where a boy was talking to several men on horseback. “He’s who were here to learn from.” She told her friend.
“Who is he?” Harry asked as he looked at the group.
“The king is not the important one Harry, it’s the boy who’s important.” Hermione said in bemusement.
Harry nodded as he focused on the boy. “And he is?” He prodded.
“That’s Merlin Harry, this is the first time he showed his powers when he told a king of the two dragons that lived beneath the land that a castle the king was building.” Hermione explained to him. Harry nodded his head in acceptance and watched and listened as the boy explained about the dragons and what it was that they meant. The king then unearthed the dragons and watched them fight accepting the signs as the boy had seen them. Time seemed to move faster as the castle went up and then he saw the same king now much older than before along with an older merlin place a sword in the stone.
Then adventure really began as things began happening. Harry and Hermione grew up alongside of young Arthur and the three of them trained in various arts. The boys were made pages and then squires in their foster home while their adoptive father and older brother oversaw their training. As they grew older Harry watched his friend pull the sword from the stone much to the delight of Merlin, become king, retrieve Excalibur from the lady of the lake, and become a conqueror and ruler of the world.
It was here that their paths changed while the two visitors continued with training and becoming knights they also trained under Merlin and learned his style of magic. The mage used a more ritualistic style of magic than Harry at least was familiar with. They also traveled and trained with some of the greatest knights around like Sir Galahad, Sir Lancelot du Lac, Sir Gawain, Sir Percivale, Sir Lionell, Sir Bors de Ganis, Sir Kay, Sir Tristram de Lyones, Sir Gareth. It was all so amazing. The pair fought in tourneys battle Morgan Le Fey alongside of their mentor and went on knightly missions and fought in the various wars alongside of Arthur and the others.
Then the time came for Lancelot’s betrayal, and the two once more fought alongside of their king. In the end they watched as the Lady of the Lake once more took her sword back and Arthur was taken to Avalon.
“It’s our turn now Harry.” Hermione said as she sadly gripped her friend by the arm. “It’s time for us to go back.”
Harry nodded stiffly as Hermione closed her eyes and suddenly they were back in the unsued classroom.
“That was amazing.” Harry said in shock as he looked himself over for any changes that had happened while he had been within the pages with Arthur and Merlin.
“Yeah it was.” Hermione said a little breathlessly. “The thing is though we also keep some of the changes.” She said with a grin.
Harry nodded as he looked at himself. He looked about half as fit as he had been as a squire but considering that was about twice what he looked like before that was impressive.
“How often can you do that?” Harry asked as he noticed that his friend was looking somewhat drowsy from her recent magic use.
“Depends on the book.” Hermione said. “Also for however long it would take me to read the book is how long we were gone.”
“Might have wanted to start us on something easier then.” Harry said with a frown.
“It’s a Saturday,” Hermione said, “and I’m ahead in my schoolwork.”
Harry looked at her worriedly but shrugged his shoulders. “So I have all of the knight and mage training from the days of Arthur now?” Harry said in disbelief.
“Yes,” Hermione said with a grin, “just wait until you see what other things I have planned for you. When the time comes you’re going to be one of the most well trained wizards around. This tournament is going to mean nothing to you.”
Hermione set a schedule for Harry and soon the boy was training within the words of the Art of War and the Prince learning everything he could about tactics and fighting while Hermione would occasionally throw in random books to teach Harry other skills as well.
“A dragon.” Harry said worriedly, “how the hell am I going to fight a dragon?”
“With a little help from Tolkien.” Hermione said with a grin. “The Hobbit should give you some ideas on how to fight dragons.” Harry nodded as the two planned on their next meeting with books.
The pair of teens returned to the room and found their seats Hermione then opened the book by Tolkien and with a flash the two reappeared in a country side. A short man with furred feet and a pipe wished them good morning and the story began.
“So I have to learn how to find a weak spot in a dragons scales.” Harry said as the book finished and they returned to the real world. “How am I going to do that?”
“We do that tomorrow.” Hermione said. “We’ll train you to be one of the best archers ever.”
The next day the pair returned to the room and situated themselves for the newest book. Just as the flash began happening though the others barged into the room and the duo were surprised as they suddenly found all of them transported.
“Where are we?” Katie demanded as she looked around trying to figure out where they had disappeared too.
“16th century Sherwood Forest.” Hermione returned. “We’re in the days of Robin Hood.”
“What, but how?” Angelina demanded.
Sighing Hermione began explaining her gift the others were shocked as they heard of this.
“Lets get this straight.” Fred said. “The two of you.”
“Have been going on all sorts of secret adventures without us?” George finished looking hurt at the thought.
“Well you’re here now.” Hermione said shortly. “Just remember that Harry is here to learn how to fight not cause problems. Oh yeah, since there’s no magic here your magic won’t work.” She added in, as she walked away. The twins stared at her mournfully before they all followed after. They soon spied a group of men in Lincoln Green clothing eating under a tree mocking a young man with a powerful bow on his shoulders.
“Let me get this straight.” Harry said as he listened to his friend. “You’ve been doing so well in classes because you’ve had the writers of the spellbooks teaching you on the sly all these years?” The group glanced down at the group of books in front of a blushing Hermione. A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot, Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling, A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch, One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore, Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1-4) by Miranda Goshawk, and The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection. “If you’d only ever told me that you had someone else teaching you potions that could teach me I would have been happy.” Harry said.
“Well come on then, let’s see what Arsenius Jigger can teach you that Snape can’t.” Hermione said with a grin. The book flashed and they were in a potions lab with a large man setting up a table.
“Ah good you’re here we can now start.” Jigger noted to the group as he began his lecture to the utter joy of the Gryffindors as they followed the instructions as he gave them out to the Gryffindors.
“This is so much better than Snape.” One of the Chasers declared to the other members of their study group. Everyone else nodded their heads in agreement to this.
“You should see what you can learn from a first edition, autographed or the notes of someone.” Hermione said with a smile. “They gain an essence of the writer and add personality to the people in the book.”
“Man, makes one wonder what’s in Hogwarts a History for you to keep going in there.” One of the twins said with a chuckle.
“Well I do get to learn from the Founders.” Hermione admitted with a blush. The group that had been joking around froze as they heard her admission.
“You’ve been getting training from the founders and never told anyone?” Katie asked in shock as she stared at the girl in amazement.
Harry sighed as he waved his wand through a complex spell that he had learned from Merlin. His wand changed in his hand to form into a large yeoman’s bow. He pulled the string back and an arrow made of spell energy formed in his hand. As the dragon rose up Harry’s eyes searched the scales and found what looked like the weak points in the scales. When it reared up again Harry released his arrow pulled back and fired another and another in quick succession. The arrows struck the dragon in the joints while not enough to stop it the mystical arrows should slow the nesting mother down. Moving forward he dodged around the dragon that was busy trying to pull the arrows out of her hide.
The Gryffindor Rebels were all cheering while others could only watch in shock and disbelief as Harry had disabled the dragon and was now claiming the golden egg all while using skills that the boy had never shown before and using a spell that very few people even knew about and even fewer even bothered to use.
“.Alright so what book do we try next?” Hermione asked as she looked at the pile of books that the group had gathered.
“How about mine?” Neville said, as he offered one of his plant books.
“Magical Plants of the Meditarian?” Hermione said with a shrug before getting an agreeing nod as she flashed them into the pages of the newest book.
Harry grinned as he felt his belt that contained all sorts of various water plants. There was the gillyweed, some tentacle seaweed, light coral, the twins had also offered him some instant darkness powder, and portable swamps that would likely confuse anyone and everyone around him. While they wouldn't guarantee his win, he was confident in his chances of survival now though. He also had a secondary trick in case those ideas didn't work. He would just find the Giant Squid and after touching it for a minute would transform into the lake's giant guardian. Thanks to the animorph books he figured that could help him. Although he would probably lose time if the Squid tried to take his mind over. He just hadn't had a chance to acquire the form before now though so this was his only chance.