| ||Rating: 15+||Story Reviews: 387|
Characters: Harry, Percy, Scorpius, Albus, James (II), Lily (II), Hugo, Rose, OC, OtherCanon
Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Angst
Era: Next Generation
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Teddy/Victoire
First Published: 2011.01.11
Last Published Chapter: 2012.11.02
Last Updated: 2012.11.02
Favorite Story Of: 102 users
| ||Advisory: Mild Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme, Contains Spoilers|
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Albus Severus Potter is entering his fourth year at Hogwarts and is caught up with Quidditch and the Dueling Club. But outside of Hogwarts, things are happening. It's an election year and Percy Weasley is running for Minister of Magic. His opposition believes change is needed for everything from the Auror Department to Hogwarts, and Percy disagrees. Things are changing, whether Albus wants them to or not.
~Dedicated to Liza. Miss you.~
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|1||Camping and a Vampire
Hugo was planning on trying out for the available Keeper position on Gryffindor's team and needed Albus to throw Quaffles at him while he tried to protect the goals. Unfortunately Hugo was not very good, but he was improving, even if it was at a very slow rate.
Dusk finally arrived and people began to trek through the woods to the pitch. Albus didn't have the slightest idea how far away it was, but it seemed farther than the walk from the Whomping Willow to the Shrieking Shack or from Hogwarts to Hogsmeade.
“Things never stay the same, Al,” Rose said.
There were two new wizards sitting at the table. One was deep in conversation with Professor Kendrick and the other was glancing around at the room, his eyes never resting on the same thing or person for more than a few seconds.
|5||Basic Wizarding Politics
“What's this?” Albus asked as he lifted up the paper.
|6||The Captain of Team Seven
It was early on Saturday morning and Albus and his friends were heading to the Great Hall for the first Junior's Dueling Club meeting of the year. Albus's nerves were on end. It was at this first meeting that the captains would be announced.
|7||Keepers and Articles
“And that's why the class is necessary,” Rose said. “Think about it. No class like this has been taught before, so where did the current Ministry officials learn the history of the Ministry? Where did they learn about politics? They learned it as they went, but didn't know much when they started. That's a little scary. People should know how their country is run.”
|8||The Wrong Reasons
“He's just jealous,” Amanda said. “You got made captain of our team and he hates that. Your dad's famous and he's jealous of that.”
“By the time you manage to do it after Astronomy, it'll technically be Halloween,” Amanda pointed out.
|10||A Different Sort of Slytherin
“Foul!” Heather shouted. “That's a foul! I want a rematch!”
|11||The Fate of the Pranksters
The Staff table had been magically elongated enough to offer seats for all of the Ministry officials, who had at sat down and began speaking with the professors. Albus and his friends all found seats at the Gryffindor table, near all his cousins. Cedric was scowling while reading a letter. He then crumpled it up and then set fire to it with his wand.
|12||A Debate on Education
“Welcome to the third debate. I welcome all of you to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Today's debate will be on education. I'd like to introduce today's moderator, the Head of the Department for the Control and Regulation of Magical Creatures, Walter Eckerton.”
“Word is you and your friends got a week's detention for that prank,” Malfoy said, not looking up from his shrivelfig.
|14||In the Forest
“No one liked your practice on Thursday. Did you notice how no one talked to you today? They hated it.”
“Wonder what they did with the goat,” Kaden said as they walked down tot he Great Hall.
“Excellent,” Fred said. “Just have to find James....”
“She had no proof!” James cut in. “It could have been Cedric.”
|18||The Party at the Mansion
The old man let out a snort and woke up. His eyes darted around until they rested on Albus, Rose, and Matt. “Who are you three?” he demanded.
|19||Back to Hogwarts
“It's here!” James shouted the next morning at breakfast, brandishing a copy of Wizards magazine. The front cover was a picture of Albus's grandparents, his mum, Uncle Percy, Uncle Bill, Uncle Charlie, Uncle George, and Uncle Ron.
“Give it a rest, Malfoy,” John said, stepping closer to the Slytherin. “We get that you know. We've gotten over it.”
“I wonder what Malfoy thinks of all this,” John mused. “Wasn't his dad a Death Eater? So he shouldn't want the dementors back in Azkaban, but the way he was talking in the Three Broomsticks a while back made it seem like he's very against your uncle.”
“That was the strangest thing ever,” Amanda said as she and Albus walked back to the Gryffindor common room. “And I witnessed my brother attempt to brew a potion this past summer and drink it, thinking that it would turn him into a wizard.”
“We'll take your Invisibility Cloak,” John said.
“Are you two sure you don't want to be involved with this?” John asked. “It's going to be legendary.”
|25||Full Moon Attacks
“What's Matt's dad doing here?” John asked.
|26||Spirits, Beings, and Beasts
“Our prank,” Kaden answered. “We've finished planning. We're not quite sure when to do it, though.”
Albus glanced around the classroom, but nobody else seemed to have heard it. Everyone was working quietly, except John, who was staring at the door for some strange reason. Then Albus heard it. The faintest ringing.
But when it came down to it, all of this meant that Teddy was going on his first real mission as an Auror.
“I got a letter from my dad this morning,” Albus said as he scooped eggs onto his plate. “They got him.”
|30||The Final Debate
“Honestly, I think it would be better if he wasn't extradited,” Matt said quietly.
“What the hell is he doing in there?” Matt exclaimed. “Why would anyone go in there?”
“Could you sack a ghost?” John asked. “I mean, where would he go?”
"Is anyone else thinking that we should break out Uncle George's best-selling product this morning?”
|34||The Quidditch Cup
“She's lost her mind,” John said. “If she's like this now, what will happen next year for O.W.L.s?”
|35||The Chamber of Secrets
“But why are you here?” Myrtle asked. “You never visit me unless you're in detention. It's rather disappointing. No one ever thinks to visit poor Myrtle. Oh, Myrtle's dead, they think, so she doesn't need any visitors. Myrtle doesn't need any friends! All because she's dead!”
|36||Draco Malfoy's Plan
“Oh, are you going to duel me?” Jarrett asked, shifting Amanda in his arms so that he could point his wand at Malfoy.
“I learned something about politics this year, all right,” John muttered as the applause settled down. “And that's that I never want to be a politician.”
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