Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
speckyclarke would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Alternative Goblet of Fire choosing mess

By speckyclarke

Adventure / Fantasy

Chapter 1

The idea of this very short story grabbed me during dinner and kept biting me until I typed it up. It is my first published fanfic, so I don’t know how good it is. I realise that it could be added to and made into a much longer story but I felt that doing so would detract from the punch that is intended, also if it had happened like this, book 4 would have died then and there. Forgive the abrupt start but everyone knows what happened previously.


“The first Champion is Fleur Delacour of Beauxbatons.” Dumbledore announced.

“Please go to the annex room Miss Delacour”.

“The second Champion is Victor Krum. Please follow Miss Delacour, Mr Krum.”

“And the third Champion is Cedric Diggory. Please join the other Champions in the annex room Mr Diggory.”

The assembly applauded in appreciation, until the flames on the goblet again turned red and a scrap of parchment flew out which Dumbledore nimbly caught.

Looking at the parchment Dumbledore said in an unbelieving voice “Harry Potter!”

Harry banged his head on the table and rose from his seat obviously in a state of fury. “NO, I will not play along this time.” He walked from his seat muttering imprecations about Wizardkind. “I could do with a sword” Harry muttered to himself. Something made him stick his hand out and a Very functional hand and a half sword appeared in his hand which seemed familiar but he could not think about that now. It was a work of art as well, with what appeared to be a Gold crosspiece and pommel, the pommel had a sparkling red Ruby in either side set it so that they would not chaff the wielders wrist whilst in battle. Etched on the blade was the name ‘GRYPHONDOR’ and had perfect balance for Harry. Basilisk, he thought.

A feeling of tremendous power and the instinctive knowledge of the use of the sword flooded Harry and he marched up to the goblet on its plinth gripping the sword in both hands, it was a very nice fit. Before anyone had the wit to stop him, he raised the sword and brought it down through the centre of the gold
goblet and about two third of the ornate stone plinth that it was sat on. Harry circled the sword around and with a horizontal slice goblet the top third of the goblet off and then reversing the direction of the blade cut the bottom third of as well.

The six pieces of the goblet were still in the air almost still united and Harry took a couple of steps back, pointed the sword at the six pieces and said “DESTROY”.

A bolt of lightning as thick as a man’s thigh, with hundreds of tendrils of lightning reaching out from the main core to touch anything but the children sitting nearby, shot out of the end of the sword and completely enveloped the pieces of goblet reducing it to a glowing lump of rapidly hardening molten metal which fell to the floor with a resounding thump.

Harry held the sword up again and said “Bring me the one who entered my name,” A shaft of bright white light shot out of the sword and surrounded Professor Moody and lifted him from his seat. On his journey from there to Harry, his appearance started to change, his wooden leg fell off and his eye dropped to the table. He rapidly changed into a much younger man and as he arrived, suspended in mid air, at the tip of the sword poised to pierce his heart he stopped, unable to move.

“That’s Barty Crouch” three of the professors shouted together. This had been the only movement in the hall for the 40seconds that had passed since Dumbledore announced Harry’s name.

“Why did you do it?” said Harry in as even tone as could muster. However, everyone could sense the absolute rage under that relatively quiet question.

“The Dark Lord wanted you in the tournament and I was to help you win so that you could be taken to him. He wants to use your blood to regain a body for himself in a ritual. The Tri-Wizard Winning goblet was to be a portkey.” At this revelation every one gasped.

The hall doors crashed open and Madame Bones with three Aurors almost ran in.

Madame Bones took one look at the scene and said “Barty Crouch” in complete disbelief.

“How have you arrived so swiftly Madame Bones?” asked Dumbledore.

“I got an extremely urgent feeling to be here without delay that I could not ignore.” said Madame Bones.

“That would be me, Amelia. You needed to be here to prevent a massive mistake being perpetrated” said a voice that seemed to come from everywhere.

“Who are you?” said Amelia with a slightly whitened face.

“I am Hogwarts” said the voice. “I now leave the situation in your capable

hands.” And with that everyone felt a presence retreat without actually leaving.

Harry called Amelia over. “What do you want me to do with this piece of filth Madame Bones?”

”Give him to the Aurors please Mr Potter.”

Harry said “OK, but before I do…” he regarded Crouch again and said “Bind – and sleep” silver ropes wound around Crouch and he fell into a very deep sleep.

Harry then brought the sword point around to Amelia and said “I pass on control of the spell to you and you alone Madame Bones. Only you can awaken him and only you can release the bonds with a ‘Finite’” a silver light passed from his sword to Amelia.

“Thank you Mr Potter. If you ever need anything, call me.”

“Thank you Madame Bones; it was a great pleasure to meet you”.

Amelia and her Aurors took charge of Crouch and were floating him out of the hall when the sword vanished and Harry returned to his seat with the appearance that nothing of note had happened.

Hermione was staring at him as though he was an alien or something and said: “Harry, what was all that? What happened?”

“I’ll tell you later Hermione. I Love you.” Harry said staring into her honey brown eyes.

Hermione looked completely gobsmacked for a few seconds at this new and unexpected revelation, and then said “Oh Harry, I love you too!”

On the other side of the table, the red spluttering Weasley volcano was about to erupt, and the other red headed volcano turning into a waterfall, thoroughly ignored by the new loving couple who rose from their seats and with an arm around each other’s waist wandered out of the hall. They didn’t notice, but
everyone, including the staff, was sitting or standing seemingly frozen to the spot with their mouths hanging open.

While Harry and Hermione were walking out of the hall he thought 'Thank you, Lady Hogwarts for opening my eyes and showing me the truth’.

‘You are welcome Harry, Heir of Gryphondor’.

A/N. Note, not a word of Latin, intent is everything.
Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, speckyclarke
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

ArgyrisMetaxas: Thrilling story which builds layer ontop of layer. A few mis spellings every few chapters. What I found special was that it took a modern day problem and took it to its logical conclusion and plays this realism with gritting precision. I'm always on edge ready to shout from adrenaline. This is gr...

Dru83: This is the second or third time I've read this one and I just love it. It has just about everything you could ever want packed into one scifi story. It still has some parts that are a little rough in terms of grammar, punctuation, and word usage, but it's still an awesome story. I love how detai...

Jason Phang: It's too short! The plot was excellently thought through, with the characters flowing up and down the storylines like the peaks and valleys of the Himalayas. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and the time spent with Asta and her journeys. (:

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

Ayesha Shaikh: I love the twists. 😆I like how the writer describes everyone's point of view and the character development. I'm gonna read all the books by this author (current and upcoming). She's one of my favorites now. The spelling mistakes are normal no big deal, the amazing plot makes up for it. Thank you ...

spooky jedi: Love your story!I really hope more people read this story!Its amazing!! The plot is very unique and different, which is very good to have in a world full of stories. You have very complex and intellectual plot line, with your many loveable character and that hint of 'will they, won't they' is ju...

CookieMonster911: The story overall was an adventure that is appealing to any age. The way the characters develop adds a more human characteristic to the novel. The writing style itself is amazing because you can learn every character's thoughts and emotions. The awkward love triangle and jerk moments adds to the ...

Hawkebat: Playing both Kotor I & II and Swtor I found the story line interesting and it held me until chapter 35 Very good story and plot flow until then, very few technical errors. I felt that the main character was a bit under and over powered, as it fought for balance. The last few chapters felt too f...

maryahbeebe66: OMG I fell in love with the story and how the characters fall into place. I'm really excited to read more into the story and hope there's a sequel to it. My fav characters are Dylan and Laila. Your doing a great job keep it up 👏🏾

More Recommendations

Bri Hoffer: I couldn't put it down!! The characters are all incredibly likable, and it's so descriptive you can see, smell, and feel thier surroundings. Great story, and very well written. I cannot wait for follow up stories. there were a few grammatical errors, but nothing that I could move right over.

themyronus: Vanessa has made 'amazing' the norme. I didn't want to read this as I am waiting for the finished and polished book to come out. But then I decided to read one chapter for kicks...well hours later I finished what was posted. Fortunately, my memory is not to good and I hope I will read the book wi...

Marijana1: The melancholy present throughout this story has the power to influence and etch into the minds of the readers, to stay there and refuse to leave even after they have finished reading the story. This is a deep, powerful story, making the readers wonder about everything – about love, about their e...

catd69: Karim is a very talented writer. When I started reading his journey it took me into the book and I was in the story till the end. I've never felt this way with any other writers stories. If you want to read a gripping adventure, this will be the one book I would suggest you pick.

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.