Sounding The Call

Chaos In Britain

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Chapter 18 – Chaos in Britain

Harry, Hermione, and Draco studied for hours daily. They were determined to brush up on each and every subject that was possible so that they could sit and take their NEWTS. Drew Dugruise sent over examiners from the Eastern United States and the tests began. The trio sat their written exams during the day and had their practicals in the afternoon. The set of tests lasted the entire week. During the evenings, the trio sat and looked over any information regarding the exams for the next day. When they finally finished the exams at last, they all breathed a sigh of relief. All they had to do now was sit and wait for the results of the exams.

Harry meanwhile, was secluded in his office for days following the tests with Minerva, Severus, and oddly enough the portrait of Phineas. He was going over the finer points in running a school. Term was due to start in two weeks and he wanted to make sure he was up for the task of running a school that had grown during the previous year. Harry could be seen at any given time either in his office at the castle or at the school. More and more, he was spending time in his office at the school. Lesson plans needed to be approved and there were other odd and end things that needed to be done. Amelia and the Ministry had given him a list of the muggle born students that were due to start at the beginning of the semester. Pomona, Andromeda, Remus, Leo, and Paige were all busy explaining what was going on to unsuspecting parents.

One week before term started, Harry, Hermione, and Draco received the results of their exams. All three were nervous about opening their letters. Piper, Narcissa, and Minerva took pity on them and opened the letters for them.

"Harry," said Piper. "I don't know what you are so worried about. You have passed every subject with good marks. You are a graduate from school now. See for yourself."

Dear Lord Potter

We are happy to inform you of the following grades for your exams. Please note that the grade system is slightly different than when you were in England. Enclosed is a list of our grading system.

A = Excelled

B = Above Average

C = Average

D = Below Average

F = Failed

With that being said, we are happy to inform you of your scores.

Defense Against the Dark Arts – written = A, practical = A

Transfiguration – written = A, practical = A

Potions – written = B, practical = A

Charms – written = A, practical = A

Astrology – written = B, practical = B

Divination – written = C, practical = C

Care of Magical Creatures – written = A, practical = A

Herbology – written = B, practical = A

Ancient Runes – written = B, practical = B

History of Magic – written = B

Healing – written = B, practical = A

Arithmancy – written = B, practical = B

Congratulations on passing each and every course.

Sincerely

Andrew Ranger

Examiner

"Harry that is wonderful," said Minerva looking over the sheet with Severus. "You have taken every exam and passed it. I am very pleased with your Transfiguration scores."

"I must say that I am very proud of your scores in potions as well," said Severus. "You have done an amazing job. You took that many courses and you passed each and every one of them including the ones you hated the most. Of course we always knew you would pass DADA. It was a given that you would have tops scores in that subject given your history and such."

"I am surprised that I passed Divination," admitted Harry. "Had it not been for the vision that I had during the test, I probably would have failed the exam. How did you do Hermione?"

"See for yourself," said Hermione as she looked over Harry's sheet.

Dear Miss Granger

We are happy to inform you of the following grades for your exams. Please note that the grade system is slightly different than when you were in England. Enclosed is a list of our grading system.

A = Excelled

B = Above Average

C = Average

D = Below Average

F = Failed

With that being said, we are happy to inform you of your scores.

Defense Against the Dark Arts – written = A, practical = B

Transfiguration – written = A, practical = A

Potions – written = A, practical = A

Charms – written = A, practical = A

Astrology – written = A, practical = B

Herbology – written = B, practical = B

Ancient Runes – written = A, practical = B

History of Magic – written = B

Arithmancy – written = A, practical = B

Congratulations on passing each and every course.

Sincerely

Andrew Ranger

Examiner

"Hermione this is great," said Harry. "You passed every subject with grades higher than me in some spots. We are graduates now. We can do what we need to with everything now."

"I can start working in my own store now," said Hermione laughing. "Things are picking up for the store and I can concentrate on making my business run smoothly."

"Draco?" asked Harry. "How did you do in your results?"

Draco handed over the paper to Harry and switched with Hermione to view the others.

Dear Mr. Black

We are happy to inform you of the following grades for your exams. Please note that the grade system is slightly different than when you were in England. Enclosed is a list of our grading system.

A = Excelled

B = Above Average

C = Average

D = Below Average

F = Failed

With that being said, we are happy to inform you of your scores.

Defense Against the Dark Arts – written = B, practical = B

Transfiguration – written = A, practical = A

Potions – written = A, practical = A

Charms – written = B, practical = A

Herbology – written = B, practical = A

Ancient Runes – written = A, practical = B

Arithmancy – written = B, practical = B

Muggle Studies – written = B

Congratulations on passing each and every course.

Sincerely

Andrew Ranger

Examiner

"Wow Dray," said Harry. "You passed all of your exams also. Way to go."

"We are proud of all three of you," said Narcissa. "You all worked very hard for your grades. This calls for a reward of some kind. How about we take the three of you to a nice restaurant for dinner? There is a nice one on the Highway. Go get cleaned up and we will head out around five. Of course Wyatt and Leo are invited as well."

The three teenagers were pleased. They had all passed their exams. That they did it with such high scores a year early was even more impressive. Harry was a marvel to the group. Not only had he taken more exams than the other two, but he passed each and every subject. The adults were very pleased with the outcome. Not many seventh year students could do what Harry, Hermione, and Draco had done.

During dinner, the conversation rounded to Draco.

"So does this mean that you are ready to take up the mantle of Professor now?" asked Harry. "You will stay as Head of House of Black. We need to get another female Head now that Hermione has graduated and is working in her shop."

"Why not just give it to Luna," suggested Hermione. "She will eventually take over as Divination Professor anyway. She is entering her sixth year. Let her be Head of House Black until she graduates in the capacity of Head Girl. Once she graduates, she can have the spot of Head of House."

"That does seem to be the best course of action," said Minerva. "Miss Lovegood does have a good sense of right and wrong. Even with her unique outlook on life, she is fair and loyal to you, not to mention, that she is intelligent and gets remarkably good grades and stays out of trouble."

"We will do that then," said Harry. "I am sure that she will love it. Can you send her the Head Girl badge? Also I think that Neville should get the Head Boy badge. He has proven his worth many times over now."

"I agree that Mr. Longbottom should be rewarded for his actions," said Severus. "He is loyal, motivated, and has a good head on his shoulders. His only draw back is his fear that he has for me."

"Gee," said Harry laughing. "I wonder why that is? It couldn't possibly be because for the first five years he was verbally thrashed by you on a daily basis."

"Keep it up brat and I will hex you into next year," said Severus. "Just because you are the Head Master doesn't give you the right to be cheeky."

"Oh really Severus!" said Minerva laughing. "In my opinion, he has hit the nail on the head as the saying goes. As far as being cheeky, some things will never change. He was cheeky as a child and he will be cheeky until the day he dies."

"You are pretty good at that," said Wyatt. "How they haven't strangled you yet is a mystery to me."

"Like you have room to talk Wyatt Noah Halliwell," said Piper. "Do not make me tell stories of you growing up. I highly doubt that you want me to embarrass you."

"Anything but that," said Wyatt holding up his hands in surrender. "I will be quiet now."

"I would love to hear about some of his shenanigans," said Harry. "What is the worst thing he did?"

"We were under a demon attack and Wyatt was a baby," said Leo. "He thought it would be better for us to shrink us and put us in the doll house that looks like the manor. We were stuck there for over a week."

"Don't forget about the time that he pulled the dragon out of the television," said Piper smirking at her son. "That was a nightmare to get that fixed."

"Stop please!" said Wyatt turning red.

The rest of the group all started laughing. Things were finally falling into place for the occupants of Potter Vale. The school was set up and the Ministry had offices spread out over the Western United States with those acting as Mayor for their area. All in all, things were great now that strong people were helping to keep the wizarding world safe. Amelia and Drew were hand in hand when it came to disciplinary actions for those that broke the law. They managed to secure an area where they could build a prison. The cells of the prison were warded and designed to prevent all magic from being used. Once a person was in prison, their magical core dwindled down to hardly anything. There was one special cell that was just for Albus No Name. Should he ever get caught on American soil, he was to be brought to this prison and automatically sentenced to life without parole.

Voldemort was pacing back and forth in his office. He had heard rumors that Albus was on the move again. So far he had managed to capture Delores Umbridge. He was still searching for the location of Ginerva. She was still on the run and as of yet, the search party had been unable to catch up to her. As soon as they got close, she would disappear again. The last report stated that they found her in Argentina. Voldemort sent that report to Harry. Her being in South America led him to believe that she was trying to get closer to Harry for safety. This annoyed him as she was supposed to come back and report her findings. Molly and Percy were dead. They were on the list of people to be captured and brought in. Now it was time for them to stop Albus once and for all. He was really going off the deep end. Voldemort called in his best to help keep an eye around Malfoy Manor. Something about the way Albus was working made Voldemort nervous. Very little in this world made Lord Voldemort nervous, but this was one instance where he would not let his guard down.

Ginny was doing her best to stay ahead of the Death Eaters. She knew that she was being followed. There was little that could be done about that. She had now turned her back on all three of those she once followed. As was her job, she was loyal to Harry. She led him to believe that she was his friend. From there during the reading of the will that Sirius left, she let her intentions known that she was only after his money. From there, she was captured by Voldemort. She learned that Harry was a pure soul that wanted to be left in peace. She also learned that Albus was darker than anyone thought possible. After hearing everything that Voldemort said, she turned her back on Albus and sided with Voldemort because she felt that his views and ideals were more of the way she felt and thought. From there she went on her first mission and totally botched it up. Now she was on the run from the three most powerful wizards alive today. She went from England into France and then moved continuously. She was determined to get as close to Harry as she possibly could so that she would be better protected. She knew that Harry was too noble to do any harm to her.

Albus got a few people together and made their way to the area where Malfoy Manor was rumored to be. It was hard to get people to work with him now. Many of the members of the Order had left telling him that they would not be coming back until he put his focus back on the Dark Lord and left Harry Potter alone. Albus knew that he could no longer take Harry's magic from him. The last information he got upon the boy was that his magical inheritance was so powerful that even if Albus were there, he would have failed in his quest to steal it from the boy. After that time, the instrument that told him of the happenings with Harry exploded. The surge of power was so great that it sent a trickle back along the line of magic that Albus had connected with the boy and exploded causing half his house to collapse. Albus knew that he had to get back into the good graces of the public. To this day he was still getting Howlers telling him that he needed to leave Harry Potter alone. So it was on this night that Albus decided that it was time to move forward in the operation to bring down Voldemort. The group appeared at the coordinates that Albus was able to procure. From there they watched for signs of those coming in and out. They were now on their third night when they had a bit of luck. Bellatrix Lestrange and McNair apparated into sight and were about to make their way to the location of the manor. Together the group rushed the pair. To bring down these two would take away the most powerful people in Voldemort's inner circle. Bellatrix put up a good fight. She used her reflexes as a werewolf to fight back. In the end, Albus lifted his wand and used the Killing Curse on her. McNair was Imperiused and forced to lead them to the manor. Once inside the wards, Albus killed McNair and separated from the group to look for Voldemort.

Voldemort finished writing his will and sent it to Gringotts. He knew that should something happen to him that Harry would be the last of the Slytherin line. He had it set up that upon his death, that Malfoy Manor would shut itself and everything would automatically be stripped from the house and sent to Harry's vaults. Ragnok was most helpful in this endeavor. After all, Harry Potter was the one that had the highest esteem of the goblins and his vaults held more gold than anyone else's. Add in the fact that he went out of his way to work with the goblins, and you have one wizard that the entire race would do anything for. Harry paid good money to have things built. He gave jobs to many of the goblins by opening a branch of the bank where he was.

Voldemort sighed as he leaned back in his chair and rubbed his forehead. He was tired. Things in Britain were getting totally out of hand. He knew that if he didn't find Albus soon that things would be beyond his control to handle. He hated the feeling that he was missing something. There should be some way to locate the old fool. He just couldn't put his finger on how to find him. Where ever Albus was and what ever he was doing was very well hidden. This was how things were going when the attack on the Manor happened.

Albus entered the hall with his group and immediately started taking down Death Eaters. Many Death Eaters tried and failed to stop the old wizard. Even without the wand he used to carry, Albus was a force to be reckoned with. Even with a small group, Albus cut a path in the defenders of the manor. Voldemort came out of his office and within moments, he evened the score. Soon those members of the Order were dispatched as were the Death Eaters. It was only a matter of moments before the two locked into a deadly dance of magic.

"We will end this tonight," said Albus. "Once I am done with you, I will seize your vaults and your property and start fresh in bringing down Harry Potter."

"Even if you do by some miracle succeed in this," said Voldemort laughing. "I have already taken steps that will ensure that you do NOT get your hands of Slytherin's fortune nor my possessions. I have seen to it that an ancient spell will be cast. One created by my own ancestor. Upon my death all of my holdings will immediately shut down and evict anyone in them. Each location will strip itself of all possessions and be sent to the heirs of Slytherin. That means that Harry Potter will inherit everything that I have. There is not a single thing that you can do about that."

"Oh I am sure that I can find a way to get YOUR will overturned," said Albus. "I will have your power and your money."

"Blood magic does do wonders you old fool," said Voldemort. "There is NOTHING that you can do to prevent it from happening. However the time for idle gossip needs to come to an end. Do your worst old man. Tonight this ends here."

The two powerful wizards locked into their deadly dance. Magic flew as the spells came out of both wands. Each wizard was looking for a weakness in the other. Albus was a lot older than Tom, but what he lacked in youth, he made up for in experience and anger. Tom while a very powerful wizard had finally spread himself out to thin. He was not prepared for Albus to find him in his home and challenge him. This was not the way he had planned on taking out the old fool. For over two hours the two wizards battled in their deadly encounter. Others coming in were hit with stray spells and either incapacitated or killed. Finally the cunning of Albus paid off. Voldemort made a small, but fatal error. That was all it took for Albus to send in the spell that snuffed the life right out of the wizard formerly known as the Dark Lord.

As Voldemort was falling, he smiled. The expression on Voldemort's face caused Albus to tremble with fear. Upon the last breath that Voldemort took, the blood magic flared to life. Albus found himself and anyone that was still living outside of the Manor. He tried for hours to get back in, but had no luck. He left and headed to the bank. He approached the Ragnok.

"I am here to seize the vaults that once belonged to Tom Riddle," he told the goblin. "By right of conquest, I hereby stake my claim that I am to be given his vaults and any property that belongs to him."

"Get out of my bank," said Ragnok. "Your request is denied."

"You can not deny my request," said Albus smugly. "It is within the laws of wizarding Britain that I can lay claim to his vaults as I have defeated him."

"Let me explain this in a way that you might understand," said Ragnok talking to Albus like a parent would a child. "You have killed Lord Voldemort. You can not however, claim his vaults for a number of reasons. The first is that the vault in question is of one Salazar Slytherin. As Lord Potter is still alive, and is a descendant of Slytherin, everything within the vault will be transferred to him."

"That doesn't make any sense," snapped Albus. "I demand that you get me someone in charge of the bank. I am so sick of you goblins telling me that I can not access what is rightfully mine."

"I am in charge of this branch of Gringotts," said Ragnok. "As for the other reason you can not lay claim to this vault is because you are an outcast. You are a fugitive of the law. You are wanted for multiple counts of murder. The goblin nation as a whole stands behind Lord Harry James Potter. So unless you want to find yourself in more trouble by threatening us, I recommend that you depart the premises and never return. You are no longer welcome in our halls. The next time that you enter, you will be killed on sight."

Ragnok snapped his fingers and Albus found himself facing the door of the bank from the outside. He made to enter again and was thrown twenty feet back and landed in a heap on the ground.

"You will never learn to just mind your own business," said an amused voice behind him. "It would seem that we have tomorrow's article for the Daily Prophet. I am sure that Lord Potter will be interested to hear that once again you have attempted to steal what was his. Did you not think that upon the death of the Dark Lord that Lord Potter would not know? The goblins have had this set up for a few weeks now. Upon his death, the blood spell activated and Harry Potter is now the sole beneficiary of Lord Voldemort's estate. See you later Albus No Name. I have an article to write. I will be sure to send a copy to Lord Potter so that he can know what you are up to."

Laughing, Rita Skeeter strode away from Albus. She did not see Albus lift his wand and with a silent spell, the medallion that was hanging around her neck appeared in his hand.

"Finally I can have access to the brat," said Albus to himself. "I will have his life for the hardships that he has caused me. When I am done with him, there won't be a soul who will remember his name."

"Still plotting and scheming, are you?" asked Hestia Jones walking past. "What are you planning now Albus? Is it another attempt to get Lord Potter's money?"

"For your information," said Albus angrily as he brushed off his robes. "I have succeeded in ending the reign of the Dark Lord. He died a few hours ago by my hand. That is one Dark Wizard down. I will bring about the downfall of Harry Potter. He is a dark wizard and I will not rest until he is destroyed. So if you are here to gloat, I recommend that you desist immediately. I will not tolerate you talking down to me. Once again I have stepped up to the plate and made sure that another dark wizard was defeated. I don't recall seeing any of you helping me."

"That is because you are not interested in bringing about the downfall of dark wizards," she sneered. "You are only interested in bringing about the downfall of people who pose a threat to your power. Well, good luck in trying to make things look better for you. People may feel better that the Dark Lord is dead, but many will have your head if you go after Lord Potter."

With that Hestia walked down the street and disappeared from sight. Albus gritted his teeth in anger. He would show them all that he was far from down with this fight. He shifted on the spot and apparated directly to the Ministry of Magic. People were everywhere wondering why all of a sudden they could think freely again. People like Pius Thicknese were no longer under the Imperius Curse. Albus made his way around and started talking to people trying to raise his station. He attempted to rally people to him by announcing that he had defeated Voldemort. He started telling people that he would work next on bringing down the last dark wizard.

The moment that the words left his mouth, he was hit with a few spells simultaneously. No one believed that Harry Potter was a dark wizard and no one believed that Albus was the man he claimed to be.

"I would recommend that you leave at once," said Mafalda Hopkirk. "You are not welcome here. We are going to recover from this and start new. From there we will deal with the likes of people like you. Now leave immediately or I will have you thrown in Azkaban."

"You have no authority here," snapped Albus. "I can come and go like I wish here with no one to tell me otherwise."

"That is what you think," said Damian Diamond. "As head of the DMLE I can throw you in prison. So do as Madam Hopkirk said and leave. Once we get things cleaned up around here, we will be coming for you."

Albus swore under his breath as he left. He turned on the spot and apparated to Potter Highway. He put on a disguise so that no one would recognize him. Now that he had a Potter medallion, he could get access to Harry Potter.

Harry knew immediately that something had gone wrong. Voldemort had sent him a letter that told him if something should happen that ancient blood spells would be activated. Harry was alerted by Griphook immediately. Word was out that Voldemort had been defeated and that his possessions had been directed to Harry. News travelled fast when you had the means of finding out information. Harry sent word immediately to Rita Skeeter to find out what information she could come up with. What he got back was not promising.

Lord Potter

Ginerva Prewett is now in Argentina. It is being rumored that she is trying to get to you so that she can hide from Albus and Lord Voldemort's minions. Fenrir Greyback is in hot pursuit of her. It is true that Albus attempted to lay claim to Lord Voldemort's vaults. The goblins kicked him out of the bank and told him to never go there again. He went to the Ministry of Magic to spread word about the defeat of the Dark Lord. When he mentioned that you were next, he was also thrown out of the Ministry.

On a sadder note, my medallion is missing. I suspect that after I turned my back and left Diagon Alley that Albus stole my medallion. That can only mean that he is on his way to Potter Vale. I am so sorry that it was stolen. I have not taken it off since the day you placed it around my neck.

Right now the Ministry is trying to recover from what has happened. With Lord Voldemort defeated, they are trying to establish who is in charge and how to clean up after the war effort. I will keep you updated.

Rita Skeeter

Harry put down the letter and sighed. He knew that it was just a matter of time before Albus found him and tried to make trouble. He knew that at any given time that the old fool would attempt either his life, or some harmful plot of destruction. He knew that he had to step up the security around Potter Castle and the school. To many lives depended on the safety that he provided.

AUTHOR'S NOTE – I will end this chapter right here. I want the next chapter to be about the confrontation between Albus and Harry. You will also get what happens with Ginny in the next chapter as well. Thanks in advance for the reviews.

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