4521FIC: Harry Potter and the Big Round Room 4/?
- Sep 6, 2002--- In DeadDolphinandFloggedHorse@y..., "poison_ivy_penguin"
* Disclaimer in Part One *
Deep in Hageltonia.....
"Our minions are growing Civ. We shall soon be powerful enough
to take them."
"Charles Xavier will not know what hit him my lord" Civ said,
bending to kiss Bindie's hand.
"Yes," Bindie continued, "soon enough the pesky mutants will be
as defenseless as slugs."
"Slugs? Why slugs?" Tehbly spoke up.
"Do you dare question me?" Bindie seethed angrily.
"I, I I mean, no. Just why slugs instead of kittens or puppies,
"Kittens can bite and puppies grow up to be vicious little
monsters, you imbecile. Hardly defenseless now are they?"
"Some people are allergic to slugs." Nejne voiced.
"Another who dares to question you my lady." Larice said
"Yes, Larice. It is easy to see why some people have risen in
prestige, while others are stagnant." Bindie said cooly.
"Perhaps a reminder of the first rule of our people?"
"Bindie's word is law." Civ, Larice and Bindie chimed together.
"Y-yes my lady. Of course. However can I make it up to you?"
Tehbly asked desperately.
"That department of course is up to Sominuso. Get out of my site you
"And what of Nejne, oh clever one?" Civ questioned softly.
"You, dear Najne have no business here. Speak of this to anyone and
I assure you, no seal or dolphin has ever been clobbered as
thoroughly as you will be."
Civ and Larice smirked and Najne was cast from their group forever.
"Shall we prepare the cereal?" Larice askissed.
"Proceed. Remember, the bigger the box, the more venom to be
spread. Make sure they go on sale in chains all across the country."
Binde said before sweeping out of the room.
Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters
1st day of the Fall Semester
8:00 AM, breakfast
"Welcome back for another year" Professor Xavier greeted his
students brightly. "I'm sure you've noticed a few new faces amongst
us this year. Mia Sensible, Lee Scarsdale and Jeffery Redding will
be joining the senior class. Miss Sensible is a pyrokenetic, Mr.
Redding an expert at transfiguring objects, and Master Scarsdale can
levitate nearly anything you could throw at him."
"We've also gained a new history teacher. Ororo Munroe will
no longer be teaching that subject-
"Oh, what a shame." Murmured St. John. Ororo gave the
hardest tests of the entire faculty.
"Ms. Munroe will be teaching botany from here on out, as well as
astrology for electives. We have Jonathan Slytherin with us this
year for our history position. I trust you will find the class
interesting, to say the least. That said, have a pleasant breakfast
and enjoy morning classes."
Ron, Hermione and Harry had all taken seats in the middle of
the busy dinning hall, which had allowed them a chance to observe
their new surroundings and classmates. A girl dressed in yellow
immediately caught the attention of Ron, and he and Harry immediately
delved into speculation about the girl. Hermione rolled her eyes and
moved herself to a table with a dark haired girl who wore gloves on
her hands though it was the beginning of September.
"May I sit here?" Hermione asked the girl.
The brunette with skunk striper in here hair looked up,
obviously shocked by the question. What exactly was this girl
playing at? Nobody her age voluntarily sat by her. Come to think of
it, few of the adults did either. "Feel free" she murmured, not
"I'm Mia" Hermione said, sticking out her hand.
"I can kill you with a touch" the girl blurted out.
"That's your name is it? Besides, you've got gloves on
haven't you?" Hermione's logical mind saw no problem.
Slowly, Rogue, as she introduced herself struck out her arm
and shook the English girl's hand. The two quickly began discussing
the school and it's various teachers. Hermione filed away everything
she learned for later. It proved to be a very informative meal.
Rogue had dodged every question about her family while Hermione made
up a great deal about Mia's parents.
As it turned out, History with Professor Snape, er Jonnathan
Slytherin was their first class of the day. The 15 seniors walked
into the room, certain that the class would be much easier to deal
with than Ororo's. Ron. Hermione and Harry were curious as well, but
knew better than to expect merry sunshine from the potions master.
"First of all, there will be absolutely NO use of powers in
this class. A breech of this regulation will lead to serious
consequences. Secondly, pay attention in class, do your classwork
and stay on your toes" Hermione, Ron and Harry glanced at each other,
recognizing the similarity to the way he addressed this class as he
did to a certain Gryfffindor/Slytherin class seven years ago.
"I expect nothing but the best from each of you as this is a school
for gifted youngsters" Snape sneered.
All hopes of an easy year vanished immediately. Rogue
carefully nudged Hermione and informed her that this guy was 1,000
times worse than Ororo had ever been. Hermione was just whispering
back a response when she felt a presence loom above her. Turning,
she came face to face with Snape's pale face.
"Apparently, your name deceives you Miss Sensible. Were it
otherwise, I'm sure you would not have behaved in such a fashion
after hearing my `speech. You will serve detention with me
immediately following dinner."
The class stared. Not even Jubilee had managed to get a
detention the first day of class for talking. Needless to say, the
rest of the morning was far less dramatic. Lunch swung around and
the Hogwarts trio found themselves dragged off into different
directions. Hermione went with Rogue while Ron and St. John paired
off. Harry ended up with Bobby and Kitty. Hermione caught Ron
levitating a lunch tray directly over Snape's head. The brooding
professor caught the object, and Ron found himself in detention with
Hermione later that night.
Harry had somehow earned detention from Snape as well and the
three met in the history classroom at 7:00 that night. "It was
easier to get the three of you together than I anticipated. Though I
must admit, I assumed Potter would earn the first detention." Severus
greeted the three.
"I see things haven't changed." Ron muttered.
"Mr. Weasley, if you seriously thought I would let you get
away with anything, after seven years of potions you're much stupider
than I thought."
"Well honestly! Do you have to be the hardest teacher in
EVERY school?" Harry burst out angrily.
"I assure you Mr. Potter, it is the sole goal of my
existence. I derive great pleasure out of punishing young people" he
"If that's the last of the griping can we please get down to
work?" Hermione said in a clipped tone.
Snape glared at her but refrained from commenting. "Miss
Granger, you seem to be getting close to the Rogue girl, a good
stroke of luck. Get her to trust you, confide in you, paint each
other's toenails and whatever it is muggle teenagers do."
"Potter, Weasly, you two are to simply blend into the student
body. A trying task for out famous Potter, perhaps too much to ask."
He said sarcastically.
Harry simply rolled his eyes. "Any word on the haglets?"
"Yes actually," Charles Xavier said as he wheeled out from
the desk where he'd been sitting unnoticed by the students.
"We suspect they are getting closer to contaminating all of
the cereal. We've been monitoring several of the local grocery and
supermarkets. Our very own Kitty Pryd was able to hack into the
purchasing orders of many stores. It appears that in three weeks,
every store within the major chains will be selling Cheerios on sale,
and ordering three times as many boxes as usual. We suspect this is
when the first rush will be. It is of the utmost importance that we
"Professor, why on earth is Rogue somewhat shunned from the
other students?" Hermione questioned. "The only person who seems to
be around her on a consistent basis is that Logan fellow."
Xavier shifted uncomfortably. "Many of the students are
afraid of her after an event that took place here last year. "
"Well, if she's wearing clothes, it's obviously an unfounded
fear" she said stiffly.
Charles' eyes twinkled in a way reminiscent of Albus
Dumbledore; "Not everybody is as logical as you are Hermione."
She still looked slightly miffed, and Ron and Harry suggested
"Make sure you receive detention as least once every week."
Snape said softly as they strode out the door.
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