2: Something Amiss
Title: Forgotten But Not Forsaken
Part: 2: Something Amiss
Disclaimer: So not mine. Joss and JK’s brainchildren, me? I’m just a puppet master for the moment.
Spoilers: Through AtS 3, BtVS 6 (before Tara dies and Xander leaves Anya at the alter) and has some aspects of OotP, though in my story most of OotP did not happen. Assume AU after GoF.
Summary: It was a complex spell, but sometimes gut feelings are more complex.
A/N: Ok, so here’s the challenge, and I’ll put a list of who’s with who at the end. Takes up less space that way.Inverse It: Little Scoobies
It’s always Buffy people going into the HP world. Why? How about, the HP characters, are turned into small children, and transported to the Buffy (Angel) worldRequirements:
- Three students at least, or the whole list
- No usuals with usuals (a Weasley with Willow or Malfoy with Spike)
- Wesley gets one
- Tara gets one (how does this supposedly change her outlook on life if she didn’t have a younger to look after. Would she be dead?)
- Only one remembers at the beginningOptions:
- One is Connor’s twin. Make him adult and angsty (exception) or little and mystical.
- One takes place of Dawn, so either teenage angst (last exception) or child key.Following Characters (students) to use. 10 options, 9 choices:
- Ginny Weasley
- Fred and George Weasley (cannot be split up, and only counts as one towards the requirement)
- Hermione Granger
- Harry Potter
- Luna Lovegood
- Draco Malfoy
-Blaise Zabini (boy or girl)2: Something Amiss
*~*Ministry of Magic, London*~*
Percy Weasley felt - wrong. It was as simple as that. The battle that had taken place a week before was clouded in his memory. He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named was rising to power again, and more Death Eater attacks were being reported weekly.
The battle at Hogwarts the first week of the new school term had left the fifth, sixth, and seventh year classes devastated. Thirty students dead, more than three dozen badly injured. They had been ambushed by Death Eaters as they stepped off the platform in Hogsmeade. Merlin knew what they were looking for at Hogwarts. Sirius Black wouldn’t be hiding out there.
He vaugely remembered names of the dozen Gryffindors that had been killed. Four seventh years, two brown haired boys he couldn’t quite recall, Angelina Johnson, and Lee Jordan, the boy who called all the Quidditch matches, had been killed. They had been trying to protect three fourth years, a Gryffindor girl with mousy brown hair, the older Creevey boy, and a Ravenclaw girl. All three had been killed as well. One whole dormitory of fifth year boys had been killed, as had one fifth year girl.
Twenty six other students had been killed, and only five of them had come from the Slytherin House. Adrian Pucey, Gregory Goyle, Draco Malfoy, Blaise Zabini, and Millicent Bulstrode - all accidentally killed by Lucius Malfoy while he tried to kill Harry Potter. Or that’s what was assumed. Potter’s body had yet to be found. The Slytherin students had been burnt beyond recognition.
Only one adult had been killed in the attack - Rubeus Hagrid. The rest had been children. The funerals were set for this week. Percy rubbed his eyes. Thank Merlin he didn’t have any younger siblings who attended the school.*~*Sunnydale*~*
Tara McClay gently washed the chocolate off of little Luna’s face. When she had found herself pregnant nearly two years ago in her first few months of college, she had thought she’d be doomed to lead the life her father wanted her to lead. But then she’d had Luna, and met Willow and the rest of the Scoobies. Last year she’d lost so much time with Luna. Glory’s mind suck had taken all memory of her daughter away from her. She had missed her daughter’s first birthday.
But that was in the past, and Luna needed her mother now. It had been a rough year. Giles, Dawnie, and Ronny had still been coping with the loss of Joyce when Buffy had died. That was why they had been so eager to bring Buffy back. It was still rough, Buffy was just rejoining the living.
Tara kissed the top of Luna’s head. She had been the most precious gift that Tara had ever gotten. Luna jerked her head away. Tara stared down at her little girl, puzzled. Luna acted as if she didn’t even know her.
“Sweetie, it’s just Mommy.” Tara said sadly. “I - I know Mommy was not the same for a long time, but I’m back now, Lu.” Tara picked up the little girl and held her close. “My mind was different, but my heart was always the same. Mommy’s here for good, baby. And nothing is going to take me away from you again. I swear it.”
“Tara baby, is everything ok?” Willow asked, walking quietly into the room.
“Yeah, Luna’s still - it’s taking a while for me to get her trust back.” Tara smiled softly.
Luna let her head rest against the woman who thought she was her mother. The steady beat of her heart made Luna seem to forget that it was all a lie. She would give anything to be back home, at Hogwarts. She couldn’t really remember what had happened to them that had sent them to this place, but she remembered that this place was not hers. And for whatever reason, she was now in the company of Neville Longbottom, Blaise Zabini, and Ron Weasley; none of whom seemed to remember their past lives.
She imagined this must have been what her real mother had done for her as a child. Luna raised her head. Her mother had probably rocking her cradle with a spell while she did one of her experiments. Luna sighed. She hated when the lies were far better than the truth. Then she let Tara rock her to sleep.
Dawn was brushing her teeth when she felt the sharp tug on her jeans. Dawn groaned. Was her annoying kid brother ever
going to leave her alone?
“Play with me.” Ron tugged harder.
“I’m busy, Ronny.” Dawn tried to ignore him and go on brushing.
“But you gotta play with me! ‘Ville’s gone, and Lu’s napping, and you gotta.”
“No, I don’t.”
“BUFFY! DADDY! DAWNIE’S BEIN’ A MEANIE!” He shouted at the top of his lungs.
“Dawn, quit being mean to Ronny!” Buffy called up the stairs.
“No way! I’m not even being mean!” Dawn picked up Ron, and carried him out of the bathroom. “Stay out!” She slammed it closed, only to hear him sobbing on the other side, and Buffy yelling through the door.
“Dawn, what do you think you’re doing? You could have caught his hand in the door.” Buffy demanded, pushing the door open. “You’re his big sister, he looks up to you.”
Buffy’s words faltered. They were almost the exact replica of what her mother had said to her about her younger siblings.
“He’s my half-brother.” Dawn muttered.
“Yeah, well the ‘brother’ part’s still there.” Buffy took Ron’s hand and led him away, promising him big chocolate chip cookies.
“And I’m just the key.” Dawn said quietly, tears forming in her eyes. “I’m not real. I’m not really your sister, not like Ron‘s really your brother.”
A/N 2: That’s it for right now. Below is the run down of the relationships, and the next chapter will focus on the Hyperion kids.
Ron (3) is Joyce and Giles’ son (conceived in Band Candy)
Neville (4) is Xander’s younger brother. Xander takes care of him.
Blaise (10 months) is Anya and Xander’s son (conceived after The Gift)
Luna (2) is Tara’s daughter (conceived early season 4)
Dean (9) is Gunn’s younger brother.
Hermione (8) is Fred’s younger sister (visiting for the summer)
Ginny (7 1/2) is an orphan that they rescued from a demon, who Cordy takes care of.
Harry (5) is Wes’ son, (conceived before he came to Sunnydale)
Draco(5) is Lorne and Aggie’s son (conceived soon after he came to L.A.)
Fred & George (roughly 6-7 months) are Angel and Darla’s other little miracle babies (there was a line said by Fred about making the miracle child into triplets - that’s where I got it, and yeah I know it was in a different context)
I have 11 instead of 10, I added Dean.