TITLE: Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Harem The Rewrite (8/?)
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See Chapter One for all disclaimers and authors notesA Secure LocationThat Afternoon
Amelia smothered a grin as Giles stumbled when the portkey landed, and her face was completely impassive as she waited for him to regain his balance. Once she was sure that he could keep his feet, Amelia lead him over to a conference table that was piled with documents.
“Sorry about the portkey, they take some getting used to, I'm afraid.” Amelia said as she gestured for her guest to take a seat.
“Quite all right, I'm just out of practice. It's been many years since I used one.” Giles replied, taking the indicated seat.
Taking her own seat, Amelia said, “While I would love to have the time to reminisce about our school days and families etc, I'm afraid that time is of the essence now, with Voldemort being exposed to the public. What I'd like to know is, what can you offer in the way of assistance, and what do you need from us in return?”
“To answer your questions, I need to ask, have you ever heard of the Slayer?”
The conversation continued for another hour before they reached an agreement and went their separate ways. DinnerThat evening
Harry and Fleur arrived just as dinner was being served, and sat down next to Remus and Rebecca, who both looked freshly washed.
“So, Remus, enjoying your afternoon?” Harry grinned,
“About as much as you did, it looks like, Cub.” At the banter between the men, Rebecca and Fleur decided to have a little fun as well.
“So, Fleur, our young guest claimed he wasn't a virgin, true or false?”
Harry choked on his drink, not believing she would bring that up here. He heard giggles and looked up into the sparkling green eyes of Susan Bones. Sitting next to her was Katie and Alicia from the Quidditch team, was well as a few other girls he recognized from school, but didn't know their names, as well as several other girls he didn't know at all. He didn't like the way they were listening closely for Fleur's answer.
“Oh, true, definitely true, no virgin could last as long as he did, both times, and give me the pleasure he did.” Harry couldn't help but grin at the muttered reactions from some of the girls, he was sure he heard Susan saying something that sounded like “Lucky Bitch” and decided he definitely wanted to get to know the red headed 'Puff, especially after seeing what she'd kept hidden under those robes!
After the ice was broken, the conversation was kept light around the dinner table, although there was a good deal of speculation about who may be the next Minister, and the consensus was, it really didn't matter that much, as long as they were willing to fight back against the Death Eaters. Surprisingly, at least to Harry, nobody asked him about the rumors from his fight with Voldemort in the Ministry. But he was glad just the same.
After they finished eating, Fleur kissed him and said that she was going to be seeing the Boss. Harry stood up with her and followed her out of the room. “I forgot to give you this earlier, and you can use it to pay for your room here.”
“Harry, this is 1,000 galleons, that is way too much!”
“Fleur, Sirius left me the Black Family Fortune, and, on my birthday I inherit the Potter title and vaults. Besides, that mangy hound left me an additional 50,000 galleons that I have to spend by September 1st or the whole thing reverts to Draco Malfoy. You remember the little ferret don't you? Well, considering that his daddy was one of Voldemort's top lieutenants, I can't imagine that he would want to be any different, so, there is no way in hell I'll let him get his claws on the money!”
“Okay, I'll take the money, now, who are you going to be taking tonight? I saw a couple of the new girls looking like they wanted to eat you alive.”
“Well, I can already feel that I'll be spending time with Susan, but, I'm going to want to be rested so I can spend hours exploring parts of her body.”
“They are fabulous, aren't they?” The blonde beauty giggled, “So, don't tell me you will be sleeping alone tonight!”
“Of course not, I've always enjoyed my time on the Quidditch team, and there were two of the reasons. I think I'll see if they want to ride my broomstick!”
Fleur smacked him on the shoulder at his comment. “Harry, don't ever, if you value your manhood, ever use such a cheesy line on me, or any of the other girls ever again!”
“Ow! Okay, I'll stop, but it was such a perfect opportunity, I couldn't let it go to waste.”
“Yes, you could, and should. I realize that you are not quite 16, and still new to the wonders of women, but one truth is almost universal: we hate cheesy lines, and it lowers the respect we have for the guy using them. Now, you are in a better position than most, in that some of us already know and like you, but if you start using lines like that, you will sink lower than a Malfoy in their estimation. Do you really want that?”
“Um, no, I guess not,” Harry said, looking like a dejected puppy.
“Don't try the puppy look on me, Harry, it won't work! I am not angry with you, and, in certain circumstances, such us the two of us behind closed doors, it might have even been mildly funny, but, these girls hear nonsense like you were spouting all the time, and if you think they won't remember you saying it when they get back to school, you're crazy. Just be yourself with them, and you'll be just fine. Now, give me a kiss for luck, and I'll see you later if you want to stop by.”
Harry gave her a kiss that curled her toes and she left giggling to find Madame Eloise.
Going back into the dining area, he was a little disappointed to see that Alicia had already left, as had Susan, but Katie was finishing her dinner. Walking over to her, he sat next to her and started talking about Quidditch. Katie grinned at him, and went along, until she finished eating, and then she said, “While I appreciate the fact that you waited for me to finish, why don't we skip the preliminaries and head up to my room? I'm very curious to find out what happened to you.You've changed a hell of a lot in just a week or so, and I don't imagine you feel like having this conversation in front of everybody, do you?”
“Not really, no,” He said, as he stood up and took Katie's hand.
If he had looked behind him when the two of them walked out the door, he would have seen Cho coming in the other door. Her eyes widened in surprise when she recognized him, and something almost like hope flickered across her face. 'Maybe the ghost was right and Harry will watch out for me.' she thought, and started eating with more gusto than she thought she would.Katie's roomA little later
“Wow! That's quite a story, Harry, and, if it were anybody else, I'd say it's a load of Nundu-crap to get a bunch of sex, but, since it is you, and this stuff just seems to happen to you, I'll just say you are fortunate that your girls are so understanding.”
“Well, because of the bond, they know how I feel about them, and I know how they feel about me. There is no possibility of jealousy. The magic makes that impossible. But I don't want you to think that I'm the only one getting anything from the bond, the girls share my magical core, and it gives them a power boost as well.”
“That's good to know, but, I have a question. Does every girl you sleep with get bonded to you? Because, even though I like you a lot, and you're a good guy and great on a broom, I can't see myself spending the rest of my life with you as part of a Harem. I've got plans of my own for my future, as I'm sure you understand.”
“Of course I understand. From what we've discovered, the bond only activates if both of us really want it to, and, from what happened with Fleur, you actually have to accept joining the bond. That's good, because otherwise, I think that Madame Eloise would be slightly annoyed at me. Hell, Fleur already bonded with me and she is talking to Madame Eloise about it now. But, since we are here, why don't we get started?”
Katie nodded, and removed her outer robe, showing her naked muscular body underneath. “Very nice, Katie, and you keep yourself shaved? Wow! I can't wait to get my tongue in there!”
“As soon as you get naked, I'll be happy to let your tongue play!”
Harry tossed his robe into the corner and climbed on to the bed with Katie taking a seat on his face. Deciding that he wanted to do something a little different, he used his tongue to tease her clitoris into standing out, then locked his lips on it and began humming 'Weasley is our King!’ Katie didn't last very long as the intense sensations rocked from her clit all the way through her body and back to her pussy. She squealed as the pleasure built and built again, until he finally released her and she fell into climax.
“Wow!” she panted, as she tried to catch her breath, “that was incredible!” Looking down at Harry's straining erection, she said, “But I've left you hanging, let's take care of that, shall we? What's your pleasure, my mouth, fanny or arse?” She asked with a cheeky grin.
“How about all of the above? If we are only going to have this one time together, I would like to do everything possible, if that's okay with you?”
“Sure! In fact, if you don't mind, I've got a couple of fantasies that you starred in, and I'd love to act them out. Damn! There must be a charm on the room that lowers inhibitions, I can't believe I just came out and said that!”
“Well, I'm always willing to help out a friend, why don't you tell me your fantasies, and we'll see what we can do, okay?”
Katie nodded, then said, “The first one would be hard to do here, because it takes place in the Locker Room Showers. You are alone showering after a game, your eyes are closed, just enjoying the shower, and I sneak in and climb into the shower with you. You open your eyes as you feel my mouth on you, and lean back against the wall as I suck you until you cum in my mouth.”
“I like that idea, and, I'll admit, I've had similar thoughts about you. Of course, I've also imagined sneaking into the girls locker room under my invisibility cloak, and watching you, Alicia and Angelina making love in the shower. Naturally you know I'm there, and the three of you invite me to join....”
“That sounds like fun, and I'll have to talk to the other girls, see what we can do about making it a reality, especially since the three of us have been known to use the showers for some after game fun.”
Harry smiled as he pictured the scene, then said, “I'm going to go take a shower, it's been a rough game. I'll see you guys up in the common room in a bit, okay?”
Then he turned and walked into the bathroom. Katie waited a few minutes then followed him in.
Afterward, Katie said, “Damn! That was even better than the fantasy! I can't believe you are able to lift me up like that! When you held me upside down with my hair touching the ground, and your cock in my throat, you owned me! I would have done anything for you then, hell, I still would now.”
“So you liked it when I took control?” Harry asked seriously as he looked into her eyes.
Katie moaned, “Oh yes, Sir, very much, I've always enjoyed it when I've played the submissive.”
“Do you have a safe word?”
“Yes, Master, my safe word is ‘Wronski Feint’.”
“Very well, I'm going to lay you face down on your bed, and tie you spread eagle, so you can't do anything but lay there and moan, and then I'm going to take your pussy and your arse, until I am ready to cum, and then I will paint your arse with my cum, and you won't be able to do anything about it. What do you say to that?”
“I have restraints in my bottom dresser drawer master! But, please hurry, I'm about to cum just picturing it!”
It was only a work of a minute to find the restraints and have Katie completely tied down on the bed. “You look delicious, Katie, In fact, I wish I had a picture of you this way, all spread out and helpless, your pussy juices soaking the bed. If I did, I'd blow the picture up to life size, and hang it over the fireplace in my house.”
Katie just moaned.
Climbing on the bed behind her, Harry fingered her pussy, to make sure she was wet enough, before sliding the head of his cock along her lips. Katie whimpered, “Please Master, don't tease me, I've been a good girl!”
'I would never have pictured her as a bottom,' Harry mused as he gripped her by the hips and slid all the way inside. He started slowly, but built up speed as he pumped into her. Katie tried to move backwards toward him, but the restraints kept her from doing so.
Harry lowered himself onto Katie's back, and reached under her, fondling her nipples as he plowed her. He felt her clench around his cock, and she shrieked out his name, shuddering with her climax. Harry was still rock hard, and, as she came down from her climax, he grabbed his wand and stretched and lubed her rear hole.
Pulling back slightly, he put the crown of his cock at her rear entrance. Pushing forward slowly, he groaned at the tightness and the heat, and Katie gasped at the pressure and the sensation of fullness. “Oh, yes, Master, take my arse, it's yours!”
It took a few minutes, because he had to adjust to the feeling, but he was all the way inside her behind. He took his time pumping her, and reached down and fingered her pussy as he was fucking her, and soon a combination of her submissiveness, the tightness of her arse, and, his general exertions caused him to paint the inside of her ass with cum. Katie bucked against him when she felt him peak, and she came at the same time.
After he had pulled out, and released Katie from the restraints, he picked her up and carried her into the bathroom, where he used the spell Fleur used earlier, and the tub was filled with hot soapy water. He supported her in the tub, as she recovered from the intensity of the sex and, when she could talk again, she said, “Damn! And you do that every day? No wonder Luna decided you need a Harem! That much pleasure would kill me in a week, or else leave me a drooling vegetable.”
“Well, you were pretty amazing yourself, I never thought you'd be into bondage, it was a new experience for me as well. And, if you want a replay after we get back to school, I'm sure the girls would love to watch us together.”
“Hmmm, that's something to think about but, right now I think I need some sleep. Can you put me to bed, Harry? You don't have to leave if you don't want to, but I really need to recover.”
“I think I'm going to wander around some, I've got too much energy to sleep.” As he dried Katie and laid her on her bed, he bent down and kissed her softly, “I'll leave your tip on the dresser. Thank you!”
Leaving 300 galleons on her dresser, Harry got dressed and switched on the privacy light as he shut the door behind him.
Looking at his watch, he was mildly surprised to see it was already 11:30 at night, and deciding to get some sleep, he went down to the lounge to get a drink before bed. The lounge was almost empty when he got there, the only girl in there was Alicia. She looked up when he came in, and said, “Damn, Harry, what did you do to Katie? did you wear her out?”
“What do you mean? She's fine, just wanted to get some sleep.”
Alicia whistled lowly, “Damn, you did wear her out! Sex usually energizes Katie, and she's bouncing around the room. It's kind of annoying, but if you wore her out, it must have been amazing for her.”
Harry shrugged, “I know that I enjoyed it, and she enjoyed me helping her with one of her fantasies, so I hope that it was amazing for her.”
Alicia's eyes widened, “Which fantasy, the shower one, or the bondage one?”
“The shower one, and I think I blew her mind when I picked her up in the shower and held her upside with my cock in her mouth, and her hair touching the floor. I didn't realize she had a fantasy about being tied up, it's no wonder she lost her mind when I tied her to the bed.”
“Oh, I wish I wasn't so sore right now, I'd ask you for a demonstration, but that's the breaks. Maybe another time.”
“What happened that you are sore? Did somebody hurt you?” Harry asked quietly.
“Oh, no, no!” Alicia laughed, I just had a visitor who was a lot larger than I'm used to, and he stretched me more than I've ever been before. I'll be fine in the morning.”
“Okay, if that's all it is. I came in here to grab a butterbeer before bed, so, I'll see you tomorrow at breakfast I suppose.”
“'Night, Harry, see you in the morning.”
Harry walked back up the steps, and stopped at Fleur's door. Not seeing the privacy light lit, he knocked gently. The door was opened quickly, and Fleur gestured him in, smiling.
“It went well with Madame Eloise, I take it?”
“It went better than I expected, she didn't get upset, and was happy to let me rent the room for the rest of the summer, so I can do the research. She's even going to put a couple of notice me not charms on the door so that I won't be disturbed by customers.”
“Excellent, I'm glad I didn't cause you any problems. Now, would you like to come up to my room? Nothing has to happen tonight, it's just that I've gotten used to sleeping with a beautiful woman in my bed, and I don't want to go without.”
“Let me grab a couple of things, and I'll be ready to go.”
When they got to Harry's room, they got a surprise. Turning on the lights, Harry was stunned to see Eloise laying on his bed, stark naked and smiling at him. With a purr she said, “I've never met anyone, let alone someone your age who could satisfy a Veela! I hope you don't mind, but I'd really like to try you myself.”
Once Harry realized that he wasn't imagining things, a smile grew across his face. He had thought that Eloise was attractive when fully clothed, but laying back on her bed, her auburn hair spread out across the pillow, and her breasts standing firm on her chest, he was hard again in seconds. Glancing at Fleur, he saw that she was looking at Eloise just as hungrily as he was, and they both stripped off their clothes as they headed to the bed.
Lying down on either side of the older woman, Harry gestured for Fleur to get started, and the Blonde leaned in and started kissing Eloise. Harry heard her moan with pleasure as he ran his tongue across her nipples, moving from one to the other, and whispering in parseltongue, causing his lips and tongue to vibrate, teasing a surprised gasp from the Madam. Climbing on top of her, he started kissing his way down her body, making Eloise shiver in pleasure as he ran his tongue around her belly button, before moving himself between her legs and lowered his face to her center.
Eloise was stunned at the sensations Harry was making her experience, she hadn't really been expecting much when they joined her on the bed, but knew she was a good enough actress to fool a teenage boy and a besotted Veela. She was happy that he actually was as skilled as Fleur had intimated. This wasn't the first time she'd been ordered to get close to a client, but at least she had a better than average chance of enjoying herself!
Fleur pulled back from kissing Eloise for an instant as she sensed something 'off' about the woman. She had worked for Eloise for several months, and she had never known her to invite herself into a client's bed. The few times when she went with a client, they specifically asked for her, and always, without exception, paid dearly for the privilege! This was incredibly out of character for her, and Fleur reached into the bond and got Harry's attention.
She was pleased to find that Harry was suspicious of Eloise's behavior as well, not based on knowledge, but because her magic didn't react to his at all. Fleur could see that her body certainly was reacting to everything they were doing, but it was just physical. She could feel Harry's frustration that he wasn't getting any connection with her magic. She heard him muttering in the bond, wondering why she kept her magic under such tight control. When Fleur shared her observations with him, Harry agreed they needed to be wary of her, even though he doubted she was in any position to harm them. He told Fleur to continue what she was doing, but to let him know if she noticed anything else. Fleur agreed and started kissing Eloise again, as Harry was driving her crazy with his mouth on her pussy.
Eloise finally cried 'enough!' after losing count of the number of times she had peaked from his oral ministrations. “Enough foreplay, Harry, I want you inside me!”
Signaling Fleur to move so she was straddling Eloise's face, Harry moved up so he was lined up with the older woman's entrance and, after rubbing the head of his cock along her lips, he pushed himself inside her. He drove her to three more orgasms before he felt the familiar tightness in his balls, and pulled out. Fleur, knowing how close he was to cumming through the bond, lowered herself and captured his cock in her mouth just as he erupted, and swallowed everything he had, licking her lips when she finished.
Looking down at Eloise, who was babbling incoherently, Harry said, “I hope you aren't thinking we're done, are you? I haven't even buggered you yet, and Fleur still hasn't cum, so you still have work to do!”
Eloise's eyes shot open at Harry's words, and he was right above her, looking directly into them. He was stunned when he heard, as clearly as if she was speaking, “Oh, Albus, what have you gotten me into this time?”
Harry blinked and the connection was broken, but he asked if Fleur had heard what he had. She hadn't heard anything, but confessed that Legilimency is not a skill a Veela can develop. He continued with what he was doing, not letting Eloise know that he had heard anything as he rolled the Madam over onto her stomach and positioned Fleur so she was sitting against the headboard with her legs spread and Eloise's mouth on her pussy. Sliding a pillow under her hips, he used his wand to stretch and lubricate her rear entrance, and worked the head inside her ring of muscle. He was a little irritated with the woman for spying on him, so he didn't clean her out when he stretched her. Fleur looked up at him and smirked as she saw what he was planning. 'Just so you don't plan on doing that to me, Harry!' she sent to him teasingly. He grinned back and shook his head, and Fleur moaned as Eloise found a sensitive spot with her tongue.
Sliding forward, he enjoyed the heat and pressure of the older woman's arse as he buried himself inside her. Gripping her hips to hold her steady, he started pumping, sending a pulse of his magic into her body with each stroke. She was soon pushing back against him and fingering herself frantically as she chased the building climax. Harry was holding off, wanting to be sure that Fleur was satisfied before he finished off, but as soon as he felt her cum through the bond, he pulled out of Eloise and climbed off the bed.
When Eloise brought Fleur to completion, she felt her own pleasure hit her as well, and closed her eyes, enjoying the waves of bliss that seemed to start at her toes and move to the top of her head before receding and rushing forward again. She was so lost in sensation that she'd almost forgotten Harry, until he tapped her on the shoulder and she turned her head, to see his cock pulsing right in front of her face. Not even thinking about where it had been, she opened her mouth and took him inside her, only to grimace as the taste hit her tongue. Pushing it aside, she started sucking on him, and reached out to fondle his sack, pushing him over the edge and he exploded in her mouth. She swallowed as much as she could, but some of it ran down her chin and onto her chest as he pulled out. Fleur's eyes lit up at the mess on Eloise's face, and she leaned in, licking up what she missed and kissed the older woman again, feeding her the remainder of Harry's cum. And the sight of the two of them kissing started Harry rising again.
It was three hours later before they finally got to sleep.Earlier that Day, various placesDepartment of Magical Law Enforcement
Kingsley Shacklebolt sat at his desk, writing up a report of his interview with Severus Snape. After determining that Snape was in full view of at least three people the entire time he was supposedly at the Ministry, as well as examining his wand and not finding any evidence of Unforgivables, he was forced to the conclusion that someone had been impersonating the potions professor. Why they chose him, the Auror really didn't know, unless the person held a personal grudge against Snape. Considering his charming personality, this was very likely. Sighing, he finished the report and forwarded it up to his supervisor.Malfoy Manor
Narcissa smiled to herself, she didn't know who had removed Lucius, but, she was very pleased that he was gone. Better yet, she hadn't had to pay the solicitor to file any paperwork with the Ministry. She could play the grieving widow, and slowly go back to using the Black name, as long as the new Lord Black approved, that is.
Draco and his goons were with Bellatrix, no doubt eagerly kneeling before that monster and getting his brand on their arms. It might not be a bad idea for her not to be here when they got back. She remembered the way Lucius was after a revel, it was the only time he touched her, and considering she was the only female in the house, didn't want Draco to get the idea she was available to him and his goons. Even if he was as bent as she suspected, he wouldn't want the others to know, so he might force himself to perform.
She grinned as she had an idea. 'Lucius still has all those dark artifacts in the hidden room. An anonymous tip to the Aurors, and Draco and the goons are in Azkaban, and I can go on my way and live my life the way I wanted.' Setting a ward that would signal her when Draco arrived, she packed a bag and went to the floo. “I'm sure this will be a surprise to Eloise I haven't seen her in years. Hopefully she has a room I can stay in for a few days. Hell, if she wants me to, I'll even take on a client, it's been too long since I got laid properly!” Tossing the floo powder into the grate, she called out “Madame Eloise private office!”Hermione Luna and Padma,
“Fleur? He bonded with Fleur? What was she doing there?”
“Well, that was a surprise, I expected him to bond with Susan first. Oh well, it will all work out for the best.”
“Well, at least she's intelligent. She can help us research so Harry can put Snake Lips in the ground! I want to be able to get my mastery in peace, then come home and start raising a next generation of Potters and Blacks.”Amelia Bones' Office, DMLE
“Okay, I think we can agree that Fudge's death and the prisoners being kissed at the same time is probably not a coincidence. The question is, who benefits? Fudge would obviously benefit from Lucius being dead, because he can't testify against him. We all benefit that the others are gone, but who benefits from Cornelius and Dolores being dead?”
“That's the 100 galleon question, Amelia, and if we can figure that out, we might have an idea who was the hand on the wand. I'll keep digging and let you know what I find out. Is there anything else we need to discuss?”
“Actually, yes there is. Alastor, does the name Rupert Giles mean anything to you?”
The man looked at her in surprise, “”Ripper' Giles? I hadn't heard that name in a while, what he doing these days?”
“I met with him earlier today and he offered his organization's assistance in dealing with Voldemort. But, 'Ripper'? I'd love to hear what that's all about, he didn't look like somebody who would have the nickname 'Ripper'”
The old Auror laughed and said, “Let's just say that he had a bad reaction to some American beer one evening, and there were multiple bubble head and air freshening charms and I think you get the idea.”
Amelia's eyes widened and she started snickering, before turning into full blown laughter. It took her a few minutes to get control of herself and, wiping her eyes, she continued, “Well, that explains why he got that nickname. But, he offered the assistance of several Slayers and some Mages in taking Voldemort down permanently, and I've accepted. I'm going to want you to work with him in coordinating our responses so we can cause the Death Eaters the most harm while keeping our people as safe as possible.”
Alastor nodded, “I can do that, and it will be handy having some extra muscle on our side, I've heard stories of the Slayer, and as long as they don't go after any of the local Vampires, things should go smoothly. Anything else?”
“No, Alastor, that will be all, thanks for your time.” The grizzled Auror looked at her skeptically, but nodded and left the office.
After Moody shut the door behind him, Amelia leaned her head back in her chair and closed her eyes. 'Susan, Susan, what in the nine hells am I going to do with you? I know that you think you are working there for a very good reason, and if I were in your shoes, I might do the same thing to help a friend, but you are all the family I have left, and I can't help but worry about you. I can't order you to leave, not without paying out the rest of your contract, and I don't have that much money saved up. But there has to be some way to make sure you are safe.'
She thinks for a while, considering different options, before she remembers something about one of the rookie Aurors. Calling her secretary, she asks her to have Auror Tonks report to her office as soon as possible.Hogwarts, Headmaster's Office
“Please be seated, Severus. I've been in contact with Kingsley, and he has informed me that the DMLE is satisfied that you had nothing to do with the murders of Cornelius and Dolores, but they still have no leads as to who actually was involved. Have you heard anything from Tom or any of his circle that they may either be involved, or know who is?”
Snape actually relaxed when he heard Shacklebolt's report, and shook his head at Dumbledore's question. “Actually, the Dark Lord has been very quiet ever since his last encounter with Potter. The only ones who are still free to attend him are Pettigrew and Bellatrix, neither of whom trust me in the slightest, but it seems to me that he is gathering his strength, considering that 90 percent or better of his Inner Circle had their souls sucked out.”
“Do you think that he may have been weakened from the encounter? Is that part of why he hasn't made any overt moves this week?”
“It's possible, but I have not been able to get close enough to observe him for myself. Pettigrew takes any potions I make to him. I don't even know if the Dark Lord is even conscious, let alone making plans.”
“Very good, please keep me informed as soon as you hear anything.” Dumbledore grabbed a lemon drop and popped it in his mouth before continuing. “Before we finish, there is one more item of business to go over: your performance as a Potions Instructor. We've already discussed my disappointment with the wy you went about 'teaching' Mr Potter Occlumency, so I'm setting that aside for now, but it made me look at other aspects of your performance here at Hogwarts. Frankly, after reviewing several years of records, your bias against any non Slytherin is unconscionable. I was willing to believe that it was simply a matter of inter-house rivalry, but I've had the blinkers rather forcibly removed from my eyes, and I'm here to tell you, your behavior will stop! I will be monitoring each point given and taken, as well as any detentions you assign, and, if they are not valid, will be reversed. Need I also remind you that your contract is up for renewal at the end of the next term, and, if I am not satisfied with the changes made, I tell you frankly, I will not be recommending that we retain you as a potions instructor.”
Snape started to say something, but the Headmaster continued, “Do you have any idea of the damage you personally have done because of the way you have treated the students in your classes? Less than one student in 20 who expresses an interest in becoming an Auror, a career that is desperately needed now that Voldemort has returned, by the way, less than one student in 20 continues on after learning that Newt Potions is a requirement for the Auror Academy. Because of your behavior, of the students who make it into the Academy, ask yourself, how many will die because they did not have enough Aurors to provide them backup in a combat situation!
“I'm not even going to go into the numbers of your Slytherins who have somehow managed to acquire an interesting tattoo on their arms, despite your telling me that you are encouraging them not to take it. Needless to say, Severus, I expect drastic improvements over the next year, otherwise you will not enjoy the consequences! I want you to think on that over the summer break, and decide if you still wish to remain here at Hogwarts. You can go now!”
Steaming, Snape stalked out of the office, slamming the door behind him. The side door in Albus's office opened and Minerva stood there, a look of naked satisfaction on her face. “Thank you Albus! I've been wanting to say something like that to him for years, but never had the opportunity. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to make a copy of that memory and send it to Harry, I'm sure he would enjoy it.”
“I'm sure he would, but hold it until school begins in September. He is extremely out of touch until then.”
“Albus, I thought you had learned. You didn't send him back to the Dursley's did you?”
Albus laughed, “Oh Good Heavens, no! Harry is in a very secure location, not headquarters, with Remus, he is having, from what I can determine, an extremely enjoyable summer. That reminds me, we are going to need to find new quarters for Harry and his ladies this fall. I doubt they will be willing to sleep alone anymore.”
Minerva staggered, holding on to the back of her chair. “Albus, unless you want me back in St Mungo's already, I think you need to give me an explanation! Since when is shy and innocent Harry Potter sleeping with anybody, let alone more than one?”
Sirius's barking laugh brought her attention onto him for an instant, before turning her glare back onto the Headmaster, who was chuckling quietly. “If you want me to retire, just say so! I don't appreciate you trying to shock me into a heart attack!”
Growing sober, Dumbledore said, “My apologies, Minerva, I had simply forgotten that you were not here for most of the major changes. It started about a week before the end of year....”
After the explanations were made, Minerva asked “Do you still have the goblin brandy in your bottom drawer? I really think I need a bracer.” Taking the drink, she just shook her head, “Do you realize how much uproar this is going to cause, allowing Mister Potter to openly having sex with these witches, living in the same rooms! We'll be lucky if the Governors don't have us all sacked! How could you allow this to happen? Didn't you realize that there was a link between Harry and You-know-who?”
Holding up his hand to stop her, Albus said, “I appreciate your concerns, Minerva, and I am aware and have considered them. The only question I will answer is, 'Yes, I had a suspicion that there was a link between the two of them and had quietly investigated it to see if there was a way I could sever the link without harming Harry. Unfortunately I was not able to find a way, which distressed me a great deal because I thought that it meant when Voldemort died, Harry would also. Fortunately, young Mister Potter has once again done the impossible and he severed the link himself. That is why I allowed it to happen I had no idea there was any way to break the connection.
“As for the Board of Governors, with Lucius gone, I don't anticipate any problems, especially since Harry is now Lord Black, and, on his 16th birthday, he will take on the Potter title as well. With the two families titles and wealth, Harry could have as many as a dozen wives and nobody could say a thing. Speaking of his birthday, we need to see about getting him a gift.”
Sirius smirked, “First off, Minerva, brace yourself. Harry has already added one more to his Harem, Fleur Delacour, and from what I've observed, and what Luna has foreseen, there are going to be another three girls joining Harry and his wives. We're not really sure who the other witches are except that Cho Chang is probably going to be one of them. Now, as for Harry's birthday, how about bringing Hermione, Luna and Padma to spend the day and evening with him. I'm fairly sure that Hermione should be fully healed, and if Harry doesn't take care of her, I imagine she is going to explode!”
“Excellent idea, let me check with Poppy on Miss Granger's progress.” He paused, “Does it strike any of you as strange that we are sitting here discussing our students sex lives, and not about curtailing them, but finding them time to be together?”
“A little bit, but, this is Harry, and you know what he is facing. I think that deserves some special privileges, don't you?” Sirius replied, an uncharacteristically glum expression on his face.
“Quite!”Amelia Bones' Office
“You wanted to see me, Director?” Tonks said, a little nervously.
“Ah, thank you for coming so quickly, Auror Tonks.” Smiling at the nervous young Auror, she said “You can relax, you're not in any sort of trouble.” The smile faded as she said, “I have an assignment that I would like you to consider. It's something that you may consider distasteful, and, if you don't wish to take the assignment, there will be absolutely no negative impact I can assure you. It's not, strictly speaking, a DMLE mission, but it has to do with my niece, Susan. You could almost consider this a protective detail assignment.”
“Director, there is obviously something you are having trouble saying, do you know where your niece is? And why do you think she is in need of protection?”
Amelia sighed, “There's the rub, and why I told you that you might find the assignment distasteful. Are you familiar with Madame Eloise's? Susan needed a way to help out a friend of hers from school, and to earn the money signed a contract with Madam Eloise. I was hoping that you could use your talent and find a way inside, and if Susan needs help, to provide it in any way you can.”
Tonks just sat there, stunned “You want me to be a prostitute, Director? Because, unless we are talking about a different Madame Eloise's, that is about the only way that I could get in the door.”
Amelia was relieved Tonks didn't seem to be angry, just surprised. “Yes, Auror Tonks, that is exactly what I am asking. That is why this is a strictly voluntary assignment. If you decide not to take the assignment, I will give you my word, in writing, that it will not have any negative repercussions, at all!”
Tonks nodded, “I'll have to admit, when they told me at the Academy I would be sent places I could barely imagine, this wasn't the first idea that crossed my mind. Unfortunately, I have to decline the assignment, not due to any particular problem with what the job entails, but, because my fiance` would not appreciate it.”
Amelia raised her eyebrow, “Fiance`? Congratulations, when did this happen?”
“We did the Hand fasting Ceremony last Saturday night, and I'm afraid something like this would cause more problems than we need at this early stage.”
“I understand, and, as promised, your written guarantee that there will be no repercussions.” Amelia wrote a note and signed it, making an extra copy she handed it to Tonks. “This is your copy, the other copy goes into your folder. I wish you well with your Hand fasting, and thank you for your time.”