FIC: Harry Potter and the Big Round Room 2/?
- * Disclaimer in part One *
A/N: Dementor: an evil soul- sucking fiend
Voldermont: An evil, evil wizard who controled the dark side of
the moon for 11 years before failing to kill one Harry Potter, and he
was obliterated. He is (in my verse) still attempting to rise to
The term `bitchios' was invented by Taryn, Terri or Karen ; )
Jonas, Terri, Karen, Taryn this one is for you, you know why ; )
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Albus Dumbledore and Charles Xavier sat in the formers office taking
tea from a bottomless teapot. The two headmasters had been
considerably close for several decades and had lent one another
faculty or resources over the years. This was the first time they had
united under the banner of the same cause.
"I see your students have arrived safely, Albus" Professor Xavier
said warmly to the bearded man.
"Indeed. I've also sent Severus with them. Things should be
interesting" Dumbledore said with a twinkle in his eye.
"Speaking of, has the old bat ever lightened up at all?" Charles
Nearly reading his mind Albus returned, "I could ask you the same or
Sighing with resignation, Charles continued "perhaps, we could employ
Mr. Weasley or Mr. Potter to knock some sense into our stubborn
"Certainly, any magical mishaps away from the castle must be dealt
with as soon as possible, if a few side effects were to occur, well
that is out of my hands I am afraid."
"Then it is settled."
"And so it shall be."
The two old conspirators raised their cups and toasted to what would
be, if they had their own way that was.
"I'm afraid I must return now. Scott and Ororo approach."
"Very well. Shall we stay in contact by owl post or more, muggle
"Cerebro works fine. And in case you have forgotten, I have a small
bit of telepathic ability Albus" he stated, teasingly.
"Ah yes, of course. I must be slipping in my old age!"
"So long old friend. I trust we will meet again, under more pleasant
circumstances if possible."
"Fear not, Charles. I've sent the most capable students Hogwarts has
to offer, and the greatest potions master I've seen in my lifetime."
Suddenly the Blackbird appeared and Charles climbed through the
window to take Ororo's outstretched hand. Albus watched the jet take
off and marveled at Muggle technology. Shaking his head he returned
to the business of running the most prestigious school of magic in
Meanwhile across the Globe at Charles Xavier's School for Gifted
The entrance hall: 6:05 AM
"Potter! Weasly! You're late!" Severus Snape snapped at the
two 18 year old wizards.
"You're not going to yell at Hermione?" Ron queried cheekily.
"Insufferable know-it-all that she is, at least Miss Granger has the
compunction to be punctual once in awhile."
The three younger wizards stared openly. This was the second neat
compliment Snape had directed at Hermione. Such a thing was unheard
of, even for Snape's own Slytherin house.
He glared menacingly before muttering "quandro invisibus," casting an
invisibility charm over the four of them. "Buble defindium" then
rendered them utterly untraceable to the semi-muggle populace of
"Our assignment, is of course to protect the muggles at this school.
The details and reasons, I'm sure you are unaware of. Take a seat
and pay attention" he said whilst conjuring up three chairs."
"We're here to pose as students and faculty at this school. To stop
an insidious group of half muggle, half-dementor origin. They exist
in Hagletonia in upper New York state. It is much like the American
version of Hogsmede. Purely magical and invisible to the muggle eye.
However, it is an unnatural and evil place. Voldermont himself
refused to set foot in the vicinity."
The three students exchanged glances. The fact that Lord Voldermont,
the darkest wizard in a millenium had balked at anything spoke
volumes. "Half-muggle, half dementor?" Hermione started, "sir, how is
that even possible?"
"Miss Granger, surely I don't have to explain the finer points of
the birds and bees?" Snape said dryly.
Ron and Harry stifled sniggers. The thought of Snape saying anything
on the subject was enough to make anyone who knew the brooding wizard
grin like a Cheshire cat.
"All I meant was that I thought the Dementors were...... she trailed
off "well, I suppose the thought had never occurred to me."
"I don't suppose it would" Snape replied silkily.
Ron rolled his eyes and uttered "who would, aside from that greasy
git" under his breath.
"Bite your tongue Weasly, we do not need such juvenile behavior.
Headmaster Dumbledore seems to believe you three are up to task. I
suggest you don't prove him wrong."
"What exactly are these, um, creatures planning?" Harry inquired.
Snape looked thoughtful for a moment, and the three could have sworn
a flicker of amusement stole across his face before he began to speak
"The haglets, as they are commonly known are led by four wo-females.
Civ, Bindie, and Tethbrely. A fourth, Larice appears to have worked
her way into the inner circle as well. It has come to our attention
that the haglets are attempting to poison muggle children throughout
"What does that have to do with this school?" Ron asked.
"I'm getting to that. This school contains Cererbro, which is a
fancy name for the big round room you three arrived in. It has
uncharted telepathic capabilities and can track any mutant, a sort of
halfway magical muggle that isn't a wizard exactly. They have
powers, but only one or two usually, and they are limited to some
extent. There is a flaw within this Cerebro system however. Charles
Xavier, Headmaster of this school though brilliant is unabashedly
optimistic and generally fails to see how things of great power may
be used for unholy intentions." Snape stopped again to ponder how to
phrase the next part of the explanation.
"Potter and Miss Granger, you are familiar with television and radio
and how they work yes?" Snape asked.
The pair nodded their head. "Well then, Weasly, pay attention as
this is mainly for your benefit" he spat.
"A person with a bit of technological intelligence could alter
Cerebro to effectively brainwash the masses by distorting airwaves
and radio frequencies."
"I thought you said they were trying to poison muggles" Ron broke in,
Snape sighed long sufferingly. "It is a long story Weasly, allow me
to get to the point. As we understand it, the Haglets have taken
over a small corporation in America. General Mills is the name I
believe. It is a cereal company. They have essentially enchanted
the cereal with Dementor blood. It will theoretically pull the soul
out of whoever eats it, and turn the consumer into an evil being,
essentially a dementor with human genetics."
"Such a creature could strip schools all over the country of their
souls! It would become a giant wasteland!" Hermione said in horror.
"Yes, it would be devastating and qucick spread. To stop that from
happening, we're to protect Cerebro. If the haglets can't control
all major forms of communication, they cannot of course suggest to
the public they need to go out and buy Cherrios. However, we're here
as well to keep them from reaching the girl called Rogue. It is
Professor Xavier's believe that they are planning on using the girl
as a conduit to activate the machine. Her mutation is the ability to
essentially suck out a person's very being through her skin."
"Is she-" Harry started
"Yes, she does have some dementor blood in her. How she never
turned evil is a mystery." Snape confirmed.
"The problem lies in locating the other key. There are many
possibilities to who is the other part of the equation. That is why
we are here to locate him or her and remove them at once."
"Sir, why is a conduit necessary. Why don't the haglets simply send
out the contaminated cereal?"
"It has everything to do with the power of suggestion Miss Granger.
The cereal is being marketed as "Bitchios" and only those minds
that've wrapped their mind around that fact will be able to locate
the cereal in stores. It is invisible to the uninitiated. Why do
you think we haven't just gone out and removed the boxes from shelves
and destroyed them?" Snape sneered.
"So, who are we posing as?"
"The three of you will be posing as new students. Mutant students.
Weasly, your `mutant ability' is to transfigure objects. Potter you
are an expert at levitation, and Miss Granger will have the strange
ability to conjure fire. Your wands will be cast with an
invisibility charm and keep them handy at all times. Mutant powers
are not directed by a wand, so we must appear the same."
"What are you going to do?" Harry asked.
"I am a new teacher at this school. I shall be teaching of all
"We will all shop for muggle clothing today in the afternoon. The
two of you," he said indicating Harry and Hermione, "shall have to
assist those of us less versed in Muggle wear. We will continue with
this discussion after breakfast. Now I expect Charles Xavier to
arrive any moment, I leave you to your devices." He finished.
Harry Hermione and Ron rose from their chairs and silently stepped
out of the bubble, and wove their way up to their rooms.
Next up: Close encounters of the mini-mall kind, my name is what?,
and current mutant-wizard relations ; )
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