they do play outdoor footbal during the winter the english prem is from august to mayAuthor's Response: I didn't know that! Probably because I'm American. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
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Sneaking out of the castle was pretty serious actually. What if Washburn or Willinson had been around then? Report Review
How could Albus have made it when he's not allowed in Hogsmeade? *laughs* But yeah, it's time to stop discussing it and get after Kaden.
And I would think the map no longer being a secret is a pretty small issue compared with the possibility that Kaden or any of them could be killed.
I was wondering why Harry didn't send them back to school, but he's probably right; it's better if they are with him than if they sneak out and try to do something themselves.
*laughs at "I'll hex him"* I know hexes cover a lot, but it sounds like rather a schoolboy threat. "I'll kill him" or "I'll use the Cruciatus curse" would be more effective, I reckon.
A 230? I'm guessing that's some kind of Auror code.
And yeah, giving him the cloak would only encourage kidnap, as well as giving him something he could easily use to escape and defy the law.
And since all he threatened was to hex Kaden, I definitely believe he'd do it. Report Review
Could take a VERY long time to find Willinson and Kaden on a map that might have 100s or even 1,000s of people on it.
*wonders why he didn't want to tell his cousin what was going on* Surely the more people who know, the better. She might be able to help in some way. Report Review
I'm getting slightly suspicious of this den. Mainly because of the title of the next chapter, I guess, but there's just also something a bit...unlikely about it. The idea of them finding a room nobody else knows about, I'd easily believe, but I'm not so sure about the four bedrooms and all. It would have been a bit too handy for the Marauders to find a room that just had the right number of bedrooms off it. And why would there be bedrooms anyway? If it had once been a staff room or something, I could see one bedroom, but they wouldn't need four. And the kids sleep in dormitories.
Unless the Marauders enchanted it somehow.
Hmm, the newspaper article makes me a little less suspicious since if somebody is faking it, they are going to a lot of trouble.
But this room has to be relevant in some way. I mean, maybe it'll be important in a future story, but I'm not sure.
And I know what they mean about it skipping a generation, but in length of time, it isn't exactly true. Lily and James were EXTREMELY young when they had Harry and Harry and Ginny were youngish. Only about 40 years have passed at this point since the Marauders left school. It's not even that unusual for a man to have a child in his forties. Hmm, that's an interesting thought, actually. Some of the Marauders classmates could have kids much the same age as Harry's kids.
Carbon monoxide poisoning makes sense actually, as something Muggles might think it was.
I reckon part of the reason it seems more interesting is because Binns isn't teaching it. I mean, come on! This guy said mythology isn't part of history and that history is about "solid verifiable fact". He obviously has no understanding of history at all, if he doesn't realise that much of what we know about history is biased depending on who wrote it and that when you go back before a certain date, history and mythology mix. I've gone off topic here, but yeah, I'm not at all surprised that they find the war more interesting when they aren't being taught it by him.
*laughs at him not wanting to go home for the summer until they figured out the map*
I would have thought that having the most important exams of his life so far coming up would make Stanley more likely to study, not less, even if he does leave school after them. *laughs at Stanley* Even the laziest students usually start panicking before major exams. Though I guess there are exceptions to everything.
The mandatory quiet zone reminds me of being in college and how people would sometimes put up signs exam week asking people to be quiet.
*laughs at Rose predicting almost all the Gryffindor boys as possible prefects and only leaving out John* Report Review
Really like your idea of a commemoration of the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. It makes sense that it would be commemorated.
Would 2nd years have free classes? I know the books said that 6th and 7th years did, because of giving up subjects, but I didn't know they did beforehand. Maybe I missed something.
I'm looking forward to seeing what houses Lily and Hugo end up in. I'm guessing they'll be Gryffindors too, but you never know. Report Review
Quidditch pitch for the second clue, I'd guess. But then I never would have come up with History of Magic for the first one, so I could well be wrong here too.
This'll sound weird, but you know, this story would actually make a good computer game.
Hospital wing for the third clue.
The last one is probably the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom. Report Review
Wow, that's pretty cool about it not being fooled by Polyjuice, so it'd be a great way to find out if somebody was under the Polyjuice potion.
It would kind of serve them right, if that was all it did, after they broke so many rules and pressurised Matt into telling Kaden about being a werewolf.
I was wondering would it include places like Weasleys Wizard Wheezes which weren't around in the Marauders' day, but since it can recognise people who weren't ALIVE then, I suppose I should have guessed that it would.
I actually laughed at them being bored in a year when they had loads of work, but figured that doing it would be even more boring, so instead they worked on a complex magical project. Report Review
That kind of indicates that Dudley cared something about his aunt dying before he was born and Harry being left parentless, although maybe he just cared because if Pettigrew hadn't done what he did, he wouldn't have had to have Harry living with him. *laughs*
That's an awesome idea about wizard finger prints revealing all that. Report Review
I'm really surprised Filch would give them his autograph. Honestly, I'm surprised that all those things can be found at Hogwarts and all by one team. I would have thought that AT MOST there'd be one of a number of the items and the chances of one team getting all those would be remote.
I would actually have guessed HARRY for the riddle. A part of Voldemort no longer resides in him and he was a part of the war.
*laughs at Kaden's team being the only one to find a light sabre* I KNEW there couldn't be enough items like that for every team to find one. Report Review
All Matt would need would be to catch the flu at the time of the full moon. That wouldn't go too well, I reckon.
Not much point in putting TVs in the common rooms, since electricity doesn't work at Hogwarts.
That scavenger hunt does seem like fun.
When I saw the title, I assumed it would be something they'd have to do for the Marauder's Map. I thought they'd have to find a number of things to prove how Marauder like they were or something.
The only problem I see is how are they going to find a Nintendo DS and a CD, when electricity doesn't work at Hogwarts? Why would anybody bring those things with them? Report Review
Football on brooms sounds interesting. *laughs* Would make it difficult to kick the ball all right though, unless it was a flying ball.
I wonder what is wrong with Albus. I should have guessed you'd some reason for giving him a headache during the match. *reads on*
I thought it MIGHT be the flu when he mentioned his whole body aching, but I also thought it might be a curse or something.
Hmm, I thought that Madame Pomfrey would be able to cure the flu immediately, but I guess it makes sense that not everything is immediate even with magic. Plus it makes the story more interesting.
Surprising none of the others caught it when he was in the dormitory with them for two days, though of course they might yet.
I was wondering what the title of this chapter referred to. I half thought it might be someway related to Kaden and that he might betray them in some way.
Oh, by the way in my last review, I meant that my guess about Albus being the only descended turned out to be correct, not that it made sense. Report Review
That's weird that it only works for Albus. Maybe it's because he's the one who's descended from a Marauder or maybe James made it and it has to be the person representing him who opens it. It would be weird if Matt couldn't be Moony when he's a werewolf and all. I'm interested to see what is going on here.
My guess about him being the only one related to a Marauder makes sense.
Yeah, it REALLY wouldn't make sense that they would all have to be related to Marauders, because even if they did all have children, what are the chances that their children or grandchildren would all be at Hogwarts at the same time, let alone all being boys and friends. Report Review
Albus is being rather optimistic, hoping he'd only have to stay long enough for Kaden to see what they meetins were like. Going by previous performance, I'd imagine Kaden will love them as he loves everything else. *goes to see if I'm right*
*laughs at Matt being further on than John despite having been absent*
I can't see how he's going to pass his exams if he is missing a week of classes out of every four. Getting the homework isn't much of a help, since everybody else is doing that plus the classwork, and you usually do more in class than for homework anyway, since otherwise, you'd be at your homework 6-7 hours. *laughs*
*laughs* Yeah, doing badly in a class won't make any difference in the long run, unless the potion really DID explode. Otherwise all he'd have to do is read up on it afterwards to make sure he did it right in the exam, in case it came up. He might get in trouble for not paying attention of course, but I doubt he'd care too much about that.
Too simple?! You need to have a group of four friends, all of whom are boys and one of whom is a werewolf (the last being highly impossible for most people). They need to find the piece of parchment and figure out that it does something (most people would throw it straight in the bin). Then they have to know who the Marauders were and that they were illegal Animagi-a thing that really NOBODY should know, from their point of view. Then you have to figure out to get paw prints, which I doubt most people would think of and while a dog and a rat are easy to get, a stag and particularly a werewolf are much less so. Then the boys seem to need to have something in common with their predecessors. Really, I think the chances of anybody fulfilling all that is pretty much nil. Albus and his friends are just lucky that they happen to have both a werewolf and a relative of Prongs in their group. And have somebody who lives near a forest there is stag in.
It does make sense that they would have to prove their mettle as rule breakers though. Or their friendship. Since it said something about "united in friendship and mischief". *wonders what is coming next*
This couldn't be a trap, could it? I doubt Washburn and the Willinsons know enough about the Marauders to fake it.
I can see why Matt wouldn't want to tell Kaden and honestly, even with the fact that he can't tell anybody else, letting somebody you don't even always enjoy the company of into your group of close friends and telling him all your secrets (when they include things like Matt being a werewolf) seems rather like overkill just to see what's on a bit of parchment. OK, it could be something cool like the Marauder's Map, but even that is hardly a necessity and I would have thought comes WAY behind keeping Matt's secret. Report Review
*laughs at Albus saying he doubted his father would allow Petunia and Vernon in the house* Harry's right too. I doubt Vernon would enter a wizarding house anyway. He'd be terrified.
Actually, while it's annoying, the fact that Matt is absent a week before the full moon should help put Malfoy off the scent, because then he'd be unlikely to connect the absence with the full moon.
*cheers for Malfoy and Willinson getting detention* He stabbed himself with his quill? *cracks up* Not very convincing.
Wow, I never thought of Kaden getting invited to the Slug Club. Although of course, he's Harry Potter's...um, first cousin, once removed? Or something. And it seems like he's got some talent at Potions. I imagined him as being a poor student. Guess there's more to him than meets the eye.
And hmm, I'm still suspicious you'll have them become Animagi eventually, especially since this trial didn't work. Report Review
Oh, Dudley, this really isn't a good idea. You are inviting the people who abused Harry physically, verbally and emotionally for years, without letting them know he is there and hoping they'll all make up. Anybody who think that this was just a quarrel. If they DID make up, it would probably be harder for them because then they'd have to face up to the idea of themselves as abusers and Harry as somebody who was in no way responsible for their crimes.
Uh oh, "all the trouble you caused as a child". That's a nice euphemism for "all the reasons we abused you as a child." I'm guessing Vernon hasn't accepted what he did. Not that it ever seemed likely that he would. But it in itself kind of makes any making up difficult since he can't regret what he did until he accepts that he did it. And I would imagine it would be difficult to have any kind of relationship with an abuser who still refuses to admit he abused you.
It really makes sense that Petunia would have asked that.
*stares at Uncle Vernon* And no Muggle has ever gone on a killing rampage?! There have been no mass murders or massacres or serial killers in the Muggle world?!
I also think Christina is sort of talking about stuff she knows nothing about. Abuse goes beyond just "stuff that happened in the past". Harry shouldn't have to put that behind him and try to get on with his abusers. I'm not even sure that THAT is necessarily a good example to his children. If somebody abuses you, just forget it ever happened and don't be rude to the abuser.
I understand what she is saying, but she's acting like they are just having a childish quarrel, when what is actually happening is an abuser is trying to blame his victim for their abuse. Not that Harry seems particularly traumatised by it. He seems to have moved on and realised what Vernon is, which definitely fits with his portrayal in the books, but what example is Christine giving to Kaden. If Vernon is abusive to him, which seems likely, he may well now be afraid to tell her, because he'd think she'll just tell him to try and get on with them and put it in the past.
They should have told Vernon that if he continues talking about Kaden being abnormal and frighting Bethany, he will not be welcome in their house. I guess it is hard for Christine to that, as they are not her parents and it's really Dudley's job, but still, it's not fair to Kaden either to allow him to be discriminated against and put down in his own home. No child should grow up being told they are a freak.
Remote control cars are awesome.
They learnt those games very quickly. I remember when I first used modern computers, I could only play games that involved one or two keys and managed to lose the whole internet window and do all sorts of crazy stuff. I definitely couldn't play a game at a level that I could win it. Just being able to find the keys would have been a difficulty. And that was after using old 1980s computers that only had a keyboard and a screen (no mouse, internet, CD drive, etc) for 5 or 7 years previously. Learning it in an hour is extremely impressive. Report Review
That great-great grandfather is very amusing and it's cool that he knew Muriel. I wonder if that'll be relevant later or if you just put it in for the laugh.
And I think they should tell Lily about the sorting. Or that her parents should. Letting children worry just for the laugh is pretty cruel. Starting a new school and a boarding school at that is scary enough. Parents making it more difficult just for the amusement value is pretty nasty.
*laughs* Must be the silly season if that story makes the front page. I guess because it's Christmas time and there's never any news around that.
The stuff about Hanukkah is interesting to read about. Getting presents every day would be cool all right. Report Review
I actually laughed aloud at Rose saying "all he did was tell them to walk into death traps."
I like the fact that the connection between British and American house-elves took place just after your Civil War. Did you intend that? It really fits with JK Rowling's comparisons between the wizarding world and our world, although of course, house elves weren't freed at that time.
I also like the way Hermione's school society has become an important part of wizarding history by this point. Report Review
Yeah, the Marauders appear to have worked on it for years and been extremely bright, particularly James and Sirius and yet it took them until 5th year. I can't see 2nd years managing it.
And I agree about Kaden being a little yappy dog. That seems perfect for him. Not sure what the other two would be though.
I wonder will you make them Animagi eventually, like in their 6th or 7th year. It would be interesting to see what they became.
Hmm, I wonder if that talk about two years is foreshadowing that you will. Or if the Wolfsbane thing will work.
My little sister had a tape of maths typed rhymes at one stage with that thing about monkeys jumping on the bed on it. That's the only time I heard it. Maybe it's American.
What other choice did they have? Um, how about not going to so much trouble over something that they don't even know what it is? Report Review
Yikes, Albus is really becoming a troublemaker, isn't he? Long way from the boy who Harry described as being "very quiet in class". If they become Animagi, they'll be breaking the law, not just school rules.
And now I see why Matt didn't want them seeing it. I was wondering why he was so adamant. Report Review
I wonder do they have to get into the Shrieking Shack? That would kind of fit.
*grins* You could really only get a werewolf paw print if one of you was a werewolf. Unless a real wolf would do. That might work it too. Or maybe they wanted to ensure the group had a werewolf. Report Review
Yeah, Kendrick has a point that they should have told him earlier, but it's also a mistake, not something anybody should be punished for. So his reaction makes complete sense.
*laughs at them not realising Albus had their wands*
I didn't think of Kaden being bullied, but I should have, since we already knew Felix was bullying him.
*laughs at Filch saying Slytherins are never innocent*
They should tell the teachers about the Slytherin boys bullying Kaden. Kaden shouldn't be punished for being bullied and the teachers should deal with it so it doesn't happen again or to other students. Not that you can ever entirely eliminate bullying, but the teachers at least need to know if somebody's doing it. Particularly since this involves blackmail. Report Review
Wikipedia says that doctors in the U.K. train for 5-6 years, but I guess they might have another year or two as Junior Doctors, or whatever the British term might be, and Amy might be counting that. And of course, wikipedia isn't 100% reliable anyway. *laughs*
James is being pretty unreasonable here. Nobody is obliged to be friends with anybody. It's better for Kaden too, to hang around with people who actually enjoy his company than people who are just trying to be kind. The latter isn't friendship; it's just being charitable.
I do think Albus should probably stop being mad at him, but there are various degrees between that and being friends. Friends should be people you actively want around and would be really upset to be without, not just people you don't actually dislike.
And even though it's harsh, Kaden does need to learn how to make friends and that certain behaviours, like telling people's secrets or getting people in trouble by doing dangerous things so that they have to break the rules to protect you and then, instead of being grateful that they went to so much trouble to help you and trying to explain that it was your fault and the others were forced into following you so you wouldn't injure yourself, just saying "yeah, well you were in the secret passage too" are not going to endear you to people. Otherwise he's going to alienate a lot of people. And he's also going to hurt a lot of people.
Ignoring him is harsh though. But he does need to learn that he's not always going to be welcome, not because people don't like but because not everybody is a close friend and sometimes you have to wait until you are asked to join a group. Following people around constantly and taking "I forgive you and like you well enough" as an invitation to act like somebody is your best friend is not acceptable behaviour.
It really does put Albus and the others in an awkward position. Holding a grudge against somebody for a month is ridiculous, but on the other hand, you can't have somebody you can't trust hanging around with you constantly and Kaden seems unable to understand that most people fall into the category of "people I've nothing against and enjoy the company of now and again but don't want to have to hang around with all the time." Report Review
*grins* The Healer training sounds like teacher training here, except it was the other way around: teaching in the morning and lectures in the afternoon, since schools finish at 3 or 4. This is only secondary teacher, after you've already done a degree in the subject you will teach, so not straight after school like they are doing.
I'm guessing the villains from the last story won't be caught too quickly because if you wanted them caught, you could have done it at the end of the last story. I'm guessing they have some greater relevance throughout the series.
Of course, Quinton could be caught since he is probably less important than the other two and only involved because of his father, but I doubt you'd have all three caught.
Cedonia's way of teaching sounds more like college than secondary school. I'm not sure how well it'll work within the Hogwarts system though as it might prove they can perform the spells and understand the theory, but it won't prove they have the theory by heart which they will need for the O.W.L.s. There are a lot of things I understand but wouldn't be able to write about in detail from memory two or three years from now. Her method of teaching may well be better, but the fact remains that students' success will be based on their performance in the O.W.L.s and N.E.W.Ts and not on how they perform in class or in her end of year tests.
I guess she'll ensure they know it well enough to remember it reasonably well though.
I also think she's making rather major assumptions about what the other teachers believe. I doubt every teacher in Hogwarts has discussed their opinion on the exam syllabus with her and as somebody who works in a school system with a terminal exam, I know lots of teachers who don't agree with the aspects of the exam system and some who don't even believe in a terminal exam at all, but you have to work within the system you are in. Teachers don't get much say in the education system and you have to prepare your students as well as you can for the exams they'll have to do.
Trelawney and Hagrid are both a bit weird, but reasonably nice. Hagrid is really nice. Trelawney is a bit more debatable.
Oh, I've just figured out how Harry could stay on teaching. Since there is a chance of them coming back to look for the stone, it makes sense to have an Auror on the premises.
Hey, Albus, you still have no reason to believe Malfoy even KNOWS about the tree. Just because Kaden told him one thing, there is no reason to assume he told him about the tree. It's unlikely they'd both come up in the same conversation and we don't know how often Malfoy and Kaden talked. Report Review
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