Wow, you're quick! Two chapters in one week! :)
Any particular reasons on why this story is called Initiate? I love the name, and the banner! :)
Harry's Animagus spell - haven't seen that since he got the stag and doe part. It sounds brilliant ;) I love how Sirius wonders whether Harry should have been studying up on his spelling instead of working on the spell ;)
Sirius gets a hint of inky smell, but doesn't realize it's on his face :D Hilarious! Judging by the fact that Sirius is willing to tell on Harry to Kreacher, and Harry is actually scared of Kreacher, I guessing Sirius has been having long nights at the Auror Office and Kreacher will not let Master Harry disturb poor old Master Sirius, oh no. ;) What's Sirius been working on?
Remus accepts the DADA position for Harry's first year! This changes everything! You know that he can't stay for more than a year, don't you? Unless... you're planning to finish of Voldemort and all the Horcruxes in one year?? Hm.
Sirius and Marlene have coffee together every day (for more than a half hour) and no one at home knows about this... Sneaky sneaky!
'I was going to say hex me, or feed me to his rubbish bins, but unimpressed works too' This line is sooo funny! :D
I feel so sorry for Blaise! this is just terrible. When I thought he was Blaise Zabini the first time we met him, I thought he and his dad might know about magic. Now, he doesn't know anything about Hogwarts, or the magical world, and everything he knows will be coming from his mother.
His horrible mother.
Will he even talk to Harry? Once Harry says he is who he is, of course. And what's gonna happen with Hermione? Hopefully NOW Harry and her will have that long awaited talk.
So, in canon: Harry turns up at Platform nine and three quarters alone, needing directions, knowing no one and having no family.
Here: Harry has loving Godparents ;) one of who is going to be his teacher, and he knows plenty of students already! Yay!!! :D
I can't wait to meet Narcissa again - she was one of my favourites!
I'm terribly worried about the sorting - so many things can go either way! Draco, who's changed so much - where's he gonna be? And of course, Harry! I can't imagine him in any other house than Gryffindor, but who knows what your mind is going to think up?
*literally biting my nails here*
Can't wait for the next chapter! :)
Author's Response: Haha, yes, I worked extra hard to get both done; I thought that might soften the blow of ending "Innocent". :P
Sort of - I wanted to keep with the "I" theme, mostly, but it's also the beginning of a few things; Sirius in the DMLE, Harry at Hogwarts, Remus as a teacher, etc. :) I thought it fit. :) I'm glad - I was pleased with the way the banner worked out. :)
Haha, yeah, he's making progress; still got a bit of work to do, but he's more than halfway, now. :) Haha, Sirius has just been working on Auror things - there'll be more of that later. :)
It does change everything... And yes, I do know. :S But, we'll cross that bridge at the end of the year...
Haha, yes, they are being a bit sneaky. :P
I know. :( Giovanna's brief appearance in her scene with Narcissa wasn't really enough to show her character, but I think this scene really showed what a piece of work she can be. :S He and Harry won't see each other for a few more chapters, but when they do, their reunion will be... interesting. :P
Harry and Hermione's handling of the situation will be addressed in the next chapter. :)
Yes, it's going to be very different. :)
You're in luck; Narcissa's back in the next chapter. :) She's a favourite of mine too. :)
The Sorting should be a very dynamic scene; I haven't decided quite how I'll do that, yet, but I do know where everyone will be Sorted... :)
The next chapter's up now. :)
Thank you so much for the review!