Riddle De Dee: The Voldemort Musical

Act 2, Scene 2: Power Again

Act II, Scene 2: Power Again

Lights fade in to show a graveyard scene on the stage. Three or four tombstones are lined in the back of the stage, with one nearer to the front. A teenage boy is gagged and tied to the closest headstone, sinking in his bonds as if he is injured. In front of him, Wormtail is slumped against the side of a large black cauldron that is issuing thick white smoke. He is cradling his arm, the end of which is covered in blood-stained rags. A mysterious song plays in the background, steadily increasing in tempo and volume.

Haltingly, Wormtail says in a voice that sounds like he is crying: "The Dark Lord will rise again!"

In the midst of the smoke coming from the cauldron, Dark Lord Voldemort emerges, his skin as white as ever, his eyes blood red, and his face just as snakelike.

"And now, with Harry Potter's blood in my veins, I am stronger and more powerful than before!" he exults as he steps out of the cauldron. "And with your assistance, Wormtail, I can now summon my true family to my side!"

He seizes Wormtail's left arm and presses his long white finger to the black Dark Mark tattoo. The smaller man howls in pain, but the sound is drowned out by a trumpet fanfare. Within moments, Avery, Nott, Crabbe, Goyle, Lucius, and Macnair appear, forming a semicircle around the outside of the stage so that Voldemort, Harry, and Wormtail are still clearly visible.

"So my Death Eaters have returned at last," Dark Lord Voldemort says dangerously, playing with his wand between his fingers. The Death Eaters shift uncomfortably, murmuring among themselves. "For years I have waited in vain for one of them to come to my aid. Perhaps they thought me dead, as the rest of the wizarding world did."

"Forgive us, Master!" Avery cries out, falling to his knees.

"Oh, that's okay." Lord Voldemort waves off the apology.

"Really?"

"No…Crucio!" Avery jerks on the ground for a few moments before Lord Voldemort lifts his wand and speaks again.

"Lord Voldemort questions their loyalty. They will have to prove that they are still my faithful followers. At least they have shown up now, to witness my moment of triumph, my rebirth. Not only have I returned from the dead, but tonight, I will finish the job that I started thirteen years ago. Tonight, I will kill Harry Potter."

Wormtail leads the Death Eaters in a cheer before beginning to sing:

Rebirth

(To the tune of "My Girl" by The Temptations)

Sung by the Death Eater Chorus present in the Graveyard

Wormtail: To raise my master

I took bones from this grave

Blood of the enemy

And my hand I gave

Now we're all here

To witness Harry's death and cheer

Rebirth

Avery: Rebirth

Macnair: Rebirth

Crabbe & Goyle: Rebirth of the Master

All: Voldie!

Lucius: I'll lead Muggle torture

In his new regime

Macnair: And I'll have better prey

Than these beastly fiends

Both: Now we're all here

To witness Harry's death and cheer

Rebirth

Wormtail: Rebirth

Avery: Rebirth

Crabbe & Goyle: Rebirth of the Master

All: Voldie!

Ooooh, Ooooh…

Voldemort smiles slightly, then holds up his hands for silence. He inclines his head toward Wormtail.

"You will all learn that I reward those followers who help me." He waves his wand in the air, and a shining silver glove affixes itself to Wormtail's stump of an arm.

"Thank you, Mast—" Wormtail's thanks are cut short when the hand jerks him across the stage to where Harry is tied up. Seemingly of its own accord, the hand cuts Harry free, gives him his wand, then pushes him toward where Voldemort is standing, fiddling with his own wand.

"Untie our prisoner and give him back his—oh…" Voldemort trails off as he notices Harry standing before him. "Never mind." The two stare each other down for a moment.

"Prepare to duel, Harry Potter. Prepare to die," Dark Lord Voldemort says quietly. They both move at the same time, pointing their wands at each other.

"Avada Kedavra!" Voldemort yells, and a burst of green light shoots out of his wand.

"Expelliarmus!" Harry yells at the same time, and a red light collides with the green light in midair.

The few moments seem to happen very quickly. As soon as the beams connect, a beautiful melody (mainly harp) starts to play. Also, a dazzling white light surrounds both Voldemort and Harry. Sparks fly around the stage. The Death Eaters are terrified, falling all over themselves. Lord Voldemort is clearly scared, too, but Harry merely looks determined. They are both struggling to hold onto their wands. Smoke spills onto the stage, as well, so that the lights seem to be reflected all around. Hazy shapes appear to be emerging from Voldemort's wand, faces reflecting in the smoke: a teenage boy, an old man, a young woman, and Lily and James Potter.

"What's going on?" Voldemort shrieks. "How is this happening? What is causing this bond between us?" The phoenix music builds in intensity. Harry and Voldemort say in comprehensive unison: "Phoenix feathers!" before breaking out into song.

Bound Together

(To the tune of "Fill Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations)

Sung by the Dark Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter & Death Eater Chorus Echo

Both: We are bound, (they are bound) bound together

By a Phoenix core (Phoenix core) but there is more

When our minds connect (minds connect) control is lost

And when we try to stop (try to stop) it keeps coming up

We are tied, (they are tied) tied much closer together

Than either of us could desire

But from this bond (from this bond) the stakes have now become higher

We tried a Wizard's Duel; it didn't really work out

The beams of light shot sparks all about

Past victims emerged from the tip of the wand

There must be a reason for this bond

Harry: Hey, hey, hey – A. Kedavra was meant to kill

Hey, hey, hey – Instead the curse simply split the veil

Voldie: Now this link

Makes me think I will prevail

Both: Oooo-Oooo, Oooo-Oooo…

We are bound, (they are bound) bound together

By a Phoenix core (Phoenix core) but there is more

When our minds connect (minds connect) control is lost

And when we try to stop (try to stop) it keeps coming up

We are tied, (they are tied) tied much closer together

Than either of us could desire

But from this bond (from this bond) the stakes have now become higher

"Now!" Harry yells, yanking his wand upward. There is another explosion of smoke rushing in the direction of Voldemort and the Death Eaters. While they are blinded and distracted, Harry runs off the stage.

The smoke clears. Voldemort leaps forward, looking around frantically.

"Where is he?" he asks.

"I'm sorry, my Lord, but he has escaped," says Avery, cringing in anticipation of being tortured.

"Noooo!" Dark Lord Voldemort yells in frustration. "He'll run and tell everyone about my rebirth! This wasn't supposed to happen so soon!"

Lucius speaks up rather hesitantly: "We must hope, Master, that no one believes him." His words seem to have somewhat of a calming effect on Voldemort. He breathes deeply for a few seconds, then speaks again.

"Well then, we have work to do." With one hand, Voldemort beckons, and his Death Eaters follow him off stage, the opposite side that Harry exited. There is a quick scene change, in which all of the tombstones are removed, as well as the big cauldron, leaving an empty stage.

Harry enters again with Dumbledore, with Fudge, Ron, and Hermione following close behind. Harry is talking to Dumbledore, waving his hands around as he tells his story.

"—and they told me to break the connection and escape while Voldemort was distracted. So I grabbed the Cup and used it to come back here—"

"Rubbish, Dumbledore!" Fudge interrupts. "You-Know-Who can't be back, it's impossible!"

"You've got to believe me, Minister!" Harry says indignantly.

"Truly, Cornelius," says Dumbledore reasonably. "There can't be any other explanation; Voldemort truly has returned, and he is going to try to regain the power and reign that he lost thirteen years ago."

Fudge separates himself from the other four on one side of the stage. Harry steps forward, addressing both Fudge and the audience as he sings:

New Reign of Terror

Harry: Holy crap – the Dark Lord's back!It's clear that now he's after me, it's plain to seeAnd yet no one believes in me, that it will beThe new reign of terror

The Death Eater Chorus files in while Fudge is singing, forming a line behind the others. They are all masked and hooded so that their faces are hidden.

Fudge: They all are after me, they want my jobEspecially that Dumbledore – he's such a snobYou-Know-Who has not come back, it's all a lieThe new reign of terror

The Death Eaters pull out large, dark purple flowers and wave them through the air as they begin to sing the chorus. Whenever they sing the word 'you,' they use their flowers to point at Fudge.

D.E.C.: The Dark Lord's risen and there is no way that youCan stop him nowWhether or not you believe he is backHe's gonna kill you anyhow!

Dumbledore: Training Harry, now that's the keyTo saving all of Wizard kind, humanityThat he may carry on the fight, though I must leaveThe new reign of terror

The Death Eaters begin to wave their purple flowers again. Now, they point at Dumbledore whenever they sing 'you'.

D.E.C.: The Dark Lord's risen and there is no way that youCan stop him nowWhether or not you believe he is backHe's gonna kill you anyhow!

Ron: My blood is pure, but it's no helpThe Death Eaters consider me a traitor's whelpThe danger's just as real for me as any inThe new reign of terror

Hermione: I'm Muggleborn, so you can seeThat I'm a major target of the enemyBut never will I run away until we beatThe new reign of terror

Death Eaters again sway with their flowers, this time pointing at Ron, Hermione, and Harry respectively.

D.E.C.: The Dark Lord's risen and there is no way that youCan stop him nowWhether or not you believe he is backHe's gonna kill you anyhow!

The new reign of terror

Trio: We have to stop him!

D.E.C.: The new reign of terror

At the end of the song the Death Eaters all use their hands to crush, tear, pummel, and otherwise maim their flowers. All Death Eaters, that is, but one.

The lone Death Eater delicately caresses their flower, sniffing it through their mask, and gazing intently at it before promptly shoving it under their hood to stuff it in their mouth. We can only guess that this Death Eater is Bellatrix Lestrange.

As the flower is devoured, one single petal falls to the stage. The lights dim except for a spot on the petal as all exit the stage. There is silence for a brief moment before a bolt of lightning issues and reduces the petal to dust.

Blackout.

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