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~Since the tragic yet unexpected death of Cedric Diggory, the minister for magic Cornelius fudge, decaying in mental health, denies all possibilities of the 'Dark Lord' returns. He abuses his power by manipulating the news against those who claim his return 'Dumbledore is he daft or is he dangerous?' The whole wizarding world divides slowly as all faith is drawn from the 'boy-who-lived' changed to 'The boy who lies'. Alchemy is a long forgotten magic, wandless and frowned upon for it's taboo's and miss use in the past, it's only a legend told as a bedtime story along side the deathly hallows. 2 wizards, both traveled from afar with a female companion who is all too familiar with the tides of war, disguised as weary travelers they sneak into the department of mysteries. There, curiosity strikes the interest of the three alchemists as they come across the prophesy of a particular wizard Harry potter, they are discovered quickly by Aurorer's and taken up for questioning in a separate hearing to the potter case of the use of under age magic. Word reaches other wizards of the identity of the three suspects which attracts the attention of both friendly and unfriendly eyes. ~
"Human kind can not gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's first law of equivalent exchange. In those days we really believed that to be the world's one and only truth. But the world isn't perfect and the law is incomplete. Equivalent exchange doesn't encompass everything that goes on here, but I still choose to believe in its principle. That all things do come at a price. That there's an ebb and a flow, a cycle that the pain we went through did have a reward and that anyone who's determined and perseveres will get something of value in return, even if it's not what they expected. I don't think of equivalent exchange as a law of the world anymore. I think of it as a promise, between our destiny's, a promise that someday we'll see each other again."
*Mist, it rolled deep over the long green mountains, a still whisper carried through it. Mutterings of an old forgotten myth stretched back through the land, the jagged edges of a castle peered over the mist. A warm breeze from the west washed over the grass lifting slightly through the thick atmosphere. Summer was coming to an end and soon young, niave wizards and witches would appear enthusiastic, eager to rush through the large wooden doors. Although the tone set for another anticipated year of learning, that would not be the case... The mist held a darker foreboding emotion that crept through the warm breeze, disguised and slithering, cold and uninvited. He was reminded of it further as shadows rushed like rags carried in the wind through the clouds, too quick to catch with the human eye but then a bolt of lightning from the repelling charm spell would reflect otherwise. They bounced back and forth around the shield looking for any crooks and cranks to sneak through. The events of the previous year remained echoing through the stone halls, events had taken shape which could not go unnoticed or unscathed. Still mourning at the first mauter of the war to come, there lay only anxiety and denial. Denial was poison.
As the mist carried so did the autumn clouds. Softly the wind blew through the long wirey beard of the old headmaster, who's eyes fixed in the distance in heavy thought, discouraging thoughts he might add. He frowned at the previous discussion with his companion Severus Snape, who paced back and forth behind him, breathing heavily as his long heavy robe scraped across the stone floor of the astronomy tower. The paper in his hands rustled loudly as the wind began to build up as the sinister clouds rolled unwelcome in their direction.*
Severus: Do you plan on attending the hearing?
Dumbledore: Oh yes, I would have been leaving already if it had not been for-
Severus: Albus. You do realise what their arrival here means don't you? Our discussion was inevitable-
Dumbledore: As it so happens, I'm not entirely sure. It is my understanding, that alchemists have not been so common in these parts in these last sixty years, I do believe. Yes there has been the odd curious observer of it's theories, but rarely has there been three especially apparent famous youth's entering our domain. No I do believe there hasn't been a professional alchemist in our mists since Nicholas Flamel, I or yourself, Severus. I'm intrigued. or even-
Severus: My alchemy is amateur in comparison to any 'professional'. Asides that, alchemy originally only became noted one hundred years ago, most conceive it to be a myth for a reason. Many a dark wizard sort alchemy as an alternative source of magic, it's dangerous to consider. Unless... it couldn't possibly be-
Dumbledore: Ah... but that depends on the identity and allegiances of the three wizards. If they are agreeable, perhaps they can be put to good use. Perhaps, we might already be acquainted with them.
*Snape paused in his trail, he sneered over the paper a quick sense of sudden ice clenched both their spines as a chilling gust of wind pushed forth another array of dark clouds*
Dumbledore: Apparently Romania's increased it's general population of dragons, some say it's to the fascinating discoverers who have resided there for a few decades...
Severus: excuse me?
Dumbledore: Oh, did I say that aloud? Forgive me. *Snape shrugged and grunted with irration and the old wizard turned smiling* Now then, I think it's essential for me to prepare for this outing. I'll describe the details to you after the hearings.
Dumbledore: Oh yes, two of them. It turns out our Harry has been up to some rather mischievous preoccupations during the holidays. Apparently he's being charged for under age magic, I persuaded Fudge to suspend his expulsion.
Severus: typical Potter-
Dumbledore: Not to worry Severus, it turns out a good old friend of mine's been keeping a close eye on the boy and his activities During the summer, she'll be a convincing Witness to the event I'm sure.
Dumbledore: Something about an attack of dementors in little Winging, I want to arrive as early as possible in case Cornelius changes the time of the hearing, which is more likely in the current predicament. I'll expect you'll be going to the Order for a meeting.
Severus: Yes...Padfoot's called fourth a full house as it were... The dark lord is moving ever more quicker in the shadows. Most probably using the distraction by the ministry to lull the public into a false sense of security. Judging by the pairings of demonters attempting to evade here, he seams to be already gathering magical creatures to his side... seams as if history is repeating itself.
Dumbledore: Indeed it is. Now then, I shall depart fourth, wish me luck.
Severus: I hardly think you'll need it as much.
Dumbledore: Yes, well to keep the boy's curiosity balanced expect my avoidance unless fully necessary... I wish to discuss something with you fully later about the boy, you have the evidence to show at the meeting, correct?
Dumbledore: Alright, see you later.
*with that the headmaster disaperated into thin air, leaving the potion's master slightly dumbfounded, his hands tied behind his back holding the folded daily prophet he winced slightly as the wether deteriorated slightly, yes a great deal of change foreboding through time.*
(Two days before)
Banica: Ed. pssst!!!... ED. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaard.
*And with that, bang went his auto mail arm, right on the metal frame of the darkened shelves. So much for "Secret" investigations.*
Alphonse: Hey ed! We found something, come check this out!
*he groanded arching backwards from the ladder, he was pretty high up. The amount of effort it took for him to climb and search through every individual shelf was a complete nightmare to say the least. Still, it was kinda cool how these prophesy things were organised like books in a library... if only they were books. Both his hands clamped down either side of the ladder as he pulled his legs to the side carefully but effortlessly sliding down the sides like nobody's business. Of course showing utter frustration towards his brother and half sister.
Edward: You goofs had better found the right one this time. Do'ya realise how long it took to search through every prophesy? I don't even know how they managed to correctly organise these. It must have taken ages.
Banica: Quit ya whinning. But yeah totally agree on that one... phew... I must have searched through at least a million of these shelves-
Edward: YOU must have searched through them?! You barely lifted a finger!!!!
Alphonse: Brother, it's okay... She helped me search through the lower cases..
Banica: Yeah, the ones you couldn't reach.
Edward: WHO ARE YOU CALLING A MIDGET SO SMALL, HE CAN'T FIT INSIDE A TEA CUP!!?
Alphonse: woaw brother, she didn't say that!
Banica: Will ya quit your shouting already?!!! I thought this was a stealth mission.
Edward: ME? SHOUTING!!!! YOU WERE THE ONE SHOUTING!!
*Alphonse sighed to himself watching the two bicker in the dimly lit cramped space. He crossed his metal arms together his eyes glanced over to his half sister. It had been almost ninty years since they first met, well ninety years in this world, time passed slower here than in Amestris, ten years to them was like a couple of days to Amestrians, so aging wasn't really concern since their body chemistry still followed that of the Amestrian time line.
Banica Hohenheim, was Van Hohenheim's illegitimate daughter, her mother was unknown to them as even their father barely recalled her...Not that it worried Banica much, she was raised in capital city and trained to be a state alchemist from quite a young age...she herself was totally unaware of the her father's existence . He contacted her family personally when she reached the age of seventeen, just as she passed the military examinations and researched further as a water alchemist. Hohenheim's visit was only so long, to a daughter her barely knew he felt his interference with the girls life would be a burden. Much to everyone's surprise she took great pride in it, taking her father's last name as her own. She also was known as 'Liquid-gold alchemist'. Water alchemy as you can imagine is pretty difficult to comprehend without a transmutation circle, but not impossible. It was like finding water in the desert, all you had to do was to exchange the material around it causing a muteral affect. Alphonse too learned this trick, much to edward's irritation, with a stubborn nature tough as a rock he couldn't quite get the grasp of water alchemy, despite his brilliance.
A child prodigy much like , She was only two years older than the Edward, she was slightly taller to (not by much edward noted). With long flowing bleach blonde hair, golden eyes twinkling like new found treasure and a body that even Winrey often scoffed at, it would probably break the space time continuum to say she was unattractive. She wasn't the most feminine character personality wise, but there was still something so approachable about her...much like their dad only more attentive. She was impeccably bright to; like Edward, the two could be twins in a way with their short tempers and constant attention to detail. Most of the time...*
Edward: AND ANOTHER THING-
Banica: Wait... can you hear that?!
alphonse: oh no...
Edward: Well isn't that superb, we've been discovered thanks to Ban's shouting!!
Banica: My Shouting?!
alphonse: Look you guys I really think we outta-
Edward: Yeah YOUR shouting!! I'm surprised the whole ministry hasn't discovered us yet with your constant need for attention miss 'I'm so perfect, look at me with my pretty long blonde hair and a chest to die for' *his attempt at a feminine voice was amusing to say the least, but only opened up a million sarcastic responses as comebacks*
Banica: rrrrgghh your so obnoxious!!
Edward: HAH! Couldn't think of a good comeback? guess I'm just too wity for your small brain to comprehend.
alphonse: you guys-
Banica: Oh I had a comeback, I was just too frustrated to lower my domineer to your level mr 'I'm so tough I can repell the killing curse with my girly pony tail.'
Alphonse: YOU GUYS!!!!!!!
Edward and banica: WHAT?!
Alphonse: I really think we should get out of here!! I have a bad feeling that those foot steps are getting closer!
Edward: Kay, don't panic. Al, you have the right prophesy right?
*he whispered at the tip of his wand and rechecked the label attached to the orange sized see through whispering sphere in his armour gauntlet. He turned the paper slightly, the lettering smeared just reading 'Harry James Potter' He squinted and quickly nodded to her in response*
Edward: Alright, keep it in your armour... we just need to slowly exit the same we came in-
*Banica waved her wand carefully ducking lowly behind the shelves watching closely for any approaching figures, suddenly it was complete darkness, a build up of breathing edmited from the two fleshed beings now hiding cramped frozen beside alphonse's who's eyes shone in the darkness along with swirling prophesies*
Edward: Any plans? *he whispered edging beside his sister*
Banica: Nope. Not one.
Edward: Wodya mean you don't have a plan?! *he arased his whisper slightly*
Banica: I mean I have a plan, I just don't know what it is.
Edward: That didn't even make any sense.
Banica: Sarcasm must be a foreign language to you.
Edward: Hah! Says you miss I can't focus for more than two seconds tops!
Banica: oh my gosh! speaking of focusing... Al, did you remember to replace the decoy?
Alphonse: uhhhh..... aAaaaaauuuu *the metal armour behind them began to shake slightly in realisation, all three of them muttered a low sounding screach in panic... they were directly across from where the prophesy was originally placed and the footsteps had now carried an identity with it. A tall middle aged man with simple pladed clothing and short curly light red hair scanned squinted around the room ilse in a stare of frenzy after hearing the ariased voiced only moments before.*
Authur weasly: Lumos...
Banica: Great...an aurorer...
Alphonse: He looks kinda nice...
Edward: heh, might as well be military underdog with that look and attitude...seams kinda timid if you ask me.
*the three flinched back in realisation that there cover had just been blown, he was directly aiming towards them. Wand in a threatening like position until he bought it towards their position... he lowered it slightly in realisation that they were just...kids, no older than his own...except for perhaps the taller one in a suit of armour beside them*
Authur: What are you three doing here?
*auther renounced his threatening stance to the taller figure, he glared intensely*
Banica: What was that you were saying about him being... Timid?
Edward: Ey, I just thought his approach was, doesn't mean he is. Well you caught us, we were just looking for something and we found it so we shall be on our way-
Moody: Oh, leaving so soon were we?
*A taller more sinister figure thumped behind them them tapping down on the tiled flooring with his wooden pegleg, his wand pointed directly at the back of Alphonse helmet. He was just as tall, if not taller than the suit of armour, his eye twitched in odd directions searching for any other intruders. The three rose their hands in surrender. Disaperating from that location was the last thing to sweep into their minds. They were caught. Which was not the first time, it was a surprise they managed to even infiltrate the department of mysteries without even being noticed until now.*
Edward: hehehe... you could say that...
Banica: look we don't mean any trouble, we were just looking-
Moody: Silence! You! in the armour!
Moody: Yeah you! Take off the helmet, let me get a good look at ya. So I can see right through your eyes....
Alphonse: I-I-I-I I can't take it off...It uhhhhhhh.....
Banica: He can't take it of sir...
Moody: Oh? and why is that?!
Edward: Because he can't okay?! Can'tya just book us and leave my brother alone?!
Edward: Yeah, not that it's any of your business but he's my younger brother!
moody: Well, arn't you a little short to be his older brother.
edward: WHO YOU CALLING SO SHORT YOU HAVE TO USE A MAGNIFYING GLASS TO SEE HIS PUNY WHIMPY BODAAAAH!!?!!?!?
*the two siblings held back the smaller boy*
Banica: It's okay Ed, you can't help it-
Alphonse: brother calm down it's okay! They didn't mean to offend-
Edward: I'M NOT A PIP-SQUEAK YOU ONE EYED FREAK-
*the three paused their frantic outbursts*
Authur: Who are you, What are your names? QUICKLY.
*they looked to each other motioning in hesitation they nodded in agreement and announced*
Edward: The names Edward Elric.
Alphonse: My name is Alphonse elric, the youngest brother...
Banica: Banica. Banica Hohenheim. I'm their half sister.
Moody: hmm... Interesting... What do you think Weasley?
Authur: Not entirely threatening are they? Are you three of age?
Edward: Heh, in way we kinda are, but definitely not. She's our guardian in your laws.
Moody: State your ages. Then pass me your wands.
Banica: seventeen. *she held out the kneasel whisker wand 8 and half inches. Pretty delicate in Moody's grasp*
Moody: Prior Incantato
*she smirked slightly in realisation her past spell was only nox just minutes before. Not much he could do to accuse her*
Alphonse: f-fourteen... *he held out the gauntlet with his unicorn haired 7 inched wand loosely gripped and barely used*
Moody: Under age magic. And you. other elric.
Edward: It's Ed' and I'm Fifteen, I don't use a wand.
Moody: Oh, and why is that? If your under age brother uses magic, why don't you? As a matter of fact, where did you learn how to use magic? *he pointed back to Alphonse*
Banica: Hogwarts. Where else?
Auther: You do realise it's strictly forbidden for under age wizards to use magic outside of school?
Edward: Yeah well. Like we said. We're technically not under age... You have Al's wand. You guys are ministry officials, surely you can detect his age?
*moody saw the valid point...but in reading the wand as an ex aurer he couldn't see really see much into it, no... wait...*
Moody: Impossible. Your wands must be faulting, clearly broken at the core....
Auther: Why? What does it read?
Moody: According to this madness it says they're at least a hundred years old!
Auther: That is impossible. Unless they're animagus's...
Moody:No i would have been able to sense their transformation magic.... YOU. ALPHONSE. REMOVE THE HELMET. NOW!
Banica: Woaw hey, easy, he's harmless we swear! We can explain!
Moody: Remove it now before I do!
Edward: Do as he says Al... careful okay?
Alphonse: uuhhh.... I - uhh... Okay but please don't do anything drastic...
*alphonse slowly reached his gaulets round the back of his helmet and lifted it slowly from the back, moody pointed his wand threateningly towards him in state of frustration and confusion. Alphonse lowered his body slightly to their eyes view...as he pulled off the helmet revealing only a shallow dark empty suit of armour. The men stood back in shock*
Moody: Weasley. Fetch the others. NOW. *he flinched back to him, with that Auther almost falling back he rushed to the now approaching door* You! EXPLAIN THIS!
Alphonse: It's kind of a long story....
Moody: Well we have plenty of time on our hands child. What kind of dark magic did you use to make your body disappear?
Edward: Well... it's not "magic" persay...
Banica: If only things were that simple...
*edward stood back from the man's wand and pulled along side Alphonse taking away his long red jacket, revealing his automale arm*
Edward: Well he's not the only one with the metal body.
Moody: hmmmgph...*he grunted* And What about you girl?! Hohenheim? Any metal limbs?
Banica: Not that I know of.
Moody: Right, you three. Come with me. Let's see what the other's have to make of this "alchemy" business. We sensed you entering in case your wondering... Don't think you came unnoticed.
Bancia: HA! I knew it.
Edward: Well your loud horse voice didn't help!!
Banica: Watch who your calling horse voice short ass!
Edward: PONY BREATHE!
Banica: NEEDLE HOLE!
Edward: HAY STACK!
Banica: SHORT SWORD!
Moody: SILENCE YOU ANNOYING HALF PINTS!!!
'- Dear Mr. Potter.
The Ministry has received intelligence
that at 6:23 this evening…you performed the Patronus Charm
in the presence of a Muggle. As a clear violation…of the Decree for the Reasonable
Restriction of Underage Sorcery…you are hereby expelled…from Hogwarts School
of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Hoping you are well, Mafalda Hopkirk.'
*with that, Harry heavily bashed his fists against the cheap wooden doors of "Dudies second wardrobe" in a state of Frustration. It shook more then his nervous to say the least as Hedwig's cage beside shaked slight awaking the soft white owl from his peace, along with it fell the picture of Harry's parents, with a subtle but acknowledgeable crash. Harry in realisation leant down to pick up the now slightly cracked frame and grimaced..*
Harry: Sorry, Hedwig....
*with that he sighed deeply, a wash of pain and sorrow almost knocked out his senses completely as he fell back onto the bed...He was exhausted.... frustrated and on the brink of crashing down altogether, until all went black. A dark dream possessed his thoughts, he rattled uncomfortable in a full sense of hopelessness...*
*Harry's eyes snapped open, he felt every inch of his body re animate as a sinister clicking reintroduced him back to his senses. He swung his arm to his desk unfolding his glasses quickly, sensing danger he grabbed his wand and pulled himself away from the bed, he edged closer to the door in caution as the key began to turn. Then quite suddenly the door swung back edmiting a bright light, he stammered back squinting. Hedwig squealed in his cage.*
A voice whispering : Very clean, these muggles..
Moody: Tonk's, for God's sake!
*Harry pulled back, noticing the light emitting from the stranger's wand he still felt a sence of comfort in seeing their wonderious curiocity in the muggle household, but also feeling security at the slight optimism shining from Moody's cranky voice, their presence was welcoming.*
Harry: Professor Moody.... What are you doing here?
Moody: Rescuing you of course. *a reassuring smile swept both the woman's and Harry's face as he pulled himself towards them, a hand soon welcomed his as the female grabbed and shook kindly*
Harry: uhhh... Hi. Harry....
Tonks: absolute pleasure to finally meet you.
Moody: As necessary as these introductions are, you can get to know each other later. Right now we need to get you to safety. Your things are organised I presume. *Harry barely had time to nod before he felt Moody's large hand push on the back of his shoulder pad almost colliding with Kingsly he stepped aside smiling reassuringly as the other's followed behind as Moody stayed behind shortly to sort of Harry's things quickly. They walked briskly down the stairs when Moody pushed past them opening the front door as his eye shook in all directions*
Harry: But where are we going? The letter said I've been expelled from Hogwarts-
Moody: Well you haven't bin'. Not yet. *he flinched his neck back addressing the person behind him* Kingsley. You take point.
*Harry felt a need to argue...*
Harry: But the letter said…
*they all walked to the pavement in a straight line..*
Kingsley: Dumbledore persuaded the minister to suspend your expulsion…pending a formal hearing.
Harry: A hearing?
Tonks: Don't worry harry. We'll explain everything when we get back to headquarters.
Moody: SHHH! Not here, Nymphadora.
Tonks: Don't. call. me. Nymphadora. *She scowled towards moody, her purple highlighted hair turned red until she shook her hair back to it's orginal shade as Moody bashed down on the pavement with his walking stick.*
Moody: Stay in formation, everyone. Don't break ranks if one of us is killed.
*A sudden lift from the pavement as they mounted their brooms, and full speed through they took off over little Winging into the Night sky of London, flying full speed like a flock of geese over the muggle city. They soon dropped below almost diving into the river Ten's, moody lead the formation while he other two wizards kept the younger ones in the flanks. Harry flinched slightly as the came close to colliding into the side of a bridge before reforming Tonks gave Harry a egging on look as they came close to flying into bout. He almost drew back in shock then pulled to the side smiling at his own manoeuvre before long they they took off from the water into the night sky flying over a few more blocks of streets, until Moody raised his hand to the air to slow down the hastened flight as they lowered down to closed in park. Leading the way again as he bashed his walking staff back into the ground the broom sticks disappeared, Harry blinked back felt his grasp weaken the tremble from their dangerous flight. They came close together again moving behind Moody as they all cautioned their movement*
Moody: C'mon. *he whispered gesturing his arm*
*Their gazes moving back in fourth in preparation. Moody's gaze was full on straight to the houses in front of him, Harry's gaze searched until Moody briskly tapped his staff into the ground four times, the muggle houses Began to tremble and shake as if an earthquake erupted from Moody's staff. The houses began to shift to the side, Harry noted the trembling glass but noticed inside the Muggle's complete lack of response. The houses pulled to the side as if folded like paper as another house began to reveal from the pipe line. The boy's jaw dropped in amazement., he turned to see if any one else was reacting, The window's pulled themselves reshaping their place and soon a balcony popped from the movement. Harry guffed and smiled until it all clicked into place. The only thought in his mind..' God...I love magic...' . Moody looked to him smiling*
Moody: in ya go son.
*the Door creaked open as Harry cautioned his walk still taking in the splendour he just witnessed he heard arased voices coming from the room ahead. He gazed around the darkened atmosphere of the corridor. He felt a certain trance of the black door down the corridor before broken by Moody tapping his walking stick to his shoulder pushing him aside. The other's followed behind him lastly tonks walked past him giving a reasuing yet flirtatious wink towards the boy, he smiled modestly behind her, looking into the now open door as Tonks tripped over Moody's walking stick as they all pushed through the door.*
The order's POV:
*He groaned towards Tonks as she puleld aside cringing before Mr's weasley noticed the stare and sudden silence*
Molly: Huhehe... Harry... *she closed the door behind her*
*The other's looked around at each other, the discussion was momentarily disrupted understandable... yet unfair on the potter boy non the less... He crossed his arms as his eye scanned over the faces of the order now repositioning themselves around the dinning room table. Noticing Auther's eye lock he nodded briskley before Molly re-entered the room.*
Moody: I see we have a full house tonight.
Lupin: Flight over alright?
Tonks: Yeah, that boy is a natural at flying.
Serius: Heh, he doesn't take after James for nothing...
Snape: How touching...
Moody: Indeed. Now then, I don't want to waste a moment of discussion. What are going to do about these Alchemists.
*the room sterned cold... From Volidmort to Alchemists...something they weren't particularly looking forward to discussing...But moody Immediately imposed on the topic...*
Lupin: They're dangerous. Especially to Harry.
Doge: If I'm not mistaken... The eldest of the sibling's...Miss Hohenheim, is Potter's Godmother.
Serius: Not directly... it was Lily who decided on that-
Snape: And it is so that she is Potter's designated God mother, do you have a problem with Half bloods pad. Foot.? Unless you wish to contradict Hohenheim, Evans and the Elrics, yourself-
*they sneered to each other as Snape leaned in at an uncomforting distance, full on the defence of Lily, Serius knew of his attachment to his best friend's wife, it only deepened their riveraly...*
Lupin: Regardless... Blood line or no, their power is exceedingly unmatched. Alchemy is a long forgotten and DANGEROUS method of magic...You of all people should know that.
*A straight silence seaised tension between the men in the room*
Tonks: But they're just kid's arn't they?
Moody: Exactly, they all appeared to me like frightened pups being chased by wilderbeasts when we first discovered them. I'm sure within seconds they could of entrapped us there without hesitation.
Serius: Banica and edward are surprisingly corporative as of note.
Lupin: I'm sure a few decades of disappearing from society has dampened their temper...
Molly: What about the younger one?
Kingsley: Yes, did you say there was another, Alphonse Elric in a tall suit of armour...
Snape: Not much change to them?
Auther: according to your details. Non. Non at all...
Vance: and where are they now?
Banica: Oh, Around.
*A sudden jump from their seats as they turned drastically to the closed door not even opened *
Moody: What in the blazes?!-
Edward: Just thought we'd join the party.
Alphonse: Uhh.... Can someone get me outta here?!!?!?!
*Silence as the group remained in shock*
Banica: Well don't everybody get up at once. *she snapped her finger's to remove the wooden frame with no visible chalk cording into the cracks of the plastered walls, as sudden pile of armour fell from a store broom cobourd... Edwar sighed and bent down picking up the jambled pieces*
Moody: YOU, How did you get he-
Banica: Shhhhh.... it's a little early to play twenty questions blondie.
Banica: You mean the colour of your and my own hair? Oh good gracious... How could I utter such terrible things about my own flesh and blood!
Kingsley: ENOUGH, how did you-
Edward: Good ol' Padfoot invited us.
Sirius: More of an obligation than an invitation.
Banica: Awww... Padfoot....where those goblit pranks really that terrible?
Edward: Hey, he has no problem with Al and I-
Banica: Oh I know... typical Gryffindor, as soon as any misfortunes become them everything is automatically a Slytherine's fault.
*She glanced quickly over to snape for recognition of her theory who simply raised an eye brow crossing his arms...she nodded her head towards him and smirked*
Alphonse: Brother!!! Wrong arm!
Edward: Oops. Sorry Al.
Tonks: Let me help...
Edward: Thanks nymph.
Tonks: What did I say about calling me that?!!
Edward: What? It suits her attitude, it's kinda cute.
*tonks felt her cheeks flush slightly, she couldn't help but grin at the familiarity of the conversation.. they had only met briefly once before when she was a child, but it left a big enough impact on her to imprint onto her memory...Severus cut into the conversation, feeling imposed by sudden interference*
Snape: You were perfectly capable of fighting the dark lord off even if he was to approach you.
Banica: You know...We don't like to burst into battle without a heads up on the situ- Sevy. keep your enemies closer than your friend's right? *she winked to him but then felt her body freeze from his icy glare of unamusment*
Edward: Guess your angsting ways haven't quite ended huh buddy?
*The room edmited a small comforting giggle at Snape's expense as he pulled back embarrassed, But his gaze remained fixed on Banica's. A small glare of discomfort left waves of confusion with their eye contact... but it kept strong until broken by her realisation of those other's in the order. *
Banica: Well, looks like you all showed up. What a coinkydink. Ed, pay up!
Edward: a-a-a, your not getting scent, Albus didn't show!
Lupin: As entertaining as your bickering has always been... May I ask, what are your intentions now your back?
*the three turned to the unamused expressions of the order circling around the cramped space.*
Banica: Same as always.
*A deep consoled silence stung the atmosphere into an awkward sensation.. Most of them, including Severus knew the three alchemist's from their youth's in Hogwarts... They knew they were unaging, homesick and broken... They knew what the boy's sacrificed... Most around the room only got glimpses of the alchmist's intentions through a brief narrative of the situation introduced by Albus, just as they were discovered...Those who knew in depth were Lupin, Tonks, Serius, Severus, Minerva and Dumbledore... Those were only due to childhood or Hogwarts related friendships. The other's muttered amoungst each other in hopeless confusion*
Abeforth: How long have you been here now?
Edward: On hundred seventy five years by your time. For us it's only been a month. Course time is abstract in this world.
Abefourth: And where have you been precisely, these past couple years?
Banica: Romania, parts of europe.. Not just in wizarding society. Mainly searching...
Alphonse: We were trying to find a way to test Human bonds to the electrical energy of Alchemy...
Edward: In other words, we discovered a way to tell who has the ability to transmutate.
Snape: It's selective?
Banica: Maybe, from what we can clarify... some are born with the ability to and some are not. Like how you guys in comparison to non magic folk. "Muggles" was it?
*edward snuffed at the analogy as he rested against Al's back smirking.
Alphonse: In Amestris where we come from the same rules apply, but there is no separation in our society, everyone Alchemist or not works together.
Macgonnigal: Appears to be an idealistic Fantasy world, unfortunately that is not how many in our society deem "birth rights".
Banica: That is home non the less. We arn't entirely idealistic, there are still prejudices from Non alchemic folks... That's what the military's for, we keep order and the priority of the people always comes first. Even though some would call us "Military Dogs'...
Moody: Arn't you a little too young to be soldier's?
Banica: Arn't you a little to flimsy to be fightin' dark wiza-
Lupin: SPEAKING of priorities, now that you have returned with this new found research of yours... what exactly do you wish to make of it?
Banica: I'm here to protect, of what is left of my family. My brothers and my God son are MY top priorities, their's reside on the other side of the gate, which can only be achieved via sacrifice. Now I seriously doubt anyone would be willing to create another philospher's stone.
Edward: WHAT DO YOU MEAN ANOTHER?
Alphonse: You mean someone else attempted creating the stone?!!??!
Edward: WAS IS IT TO-
Banica: RELAX... I forgot to tell you. Nick found one before we even arrived here!
Auther: Why is that something to arise an alarm for?!
Edward: Cause creating an alchemist stone is a taboo! Just as human... transmutation...
Snape: Why? What does it require?
Banica: Human lives.
Edward: Thousands. Their souls sacrificed for the elixir of power, frozen in stone.
Alphonse: In our world it's been attempted more than once... whole civilisations just disappeared over night..
Banica: It's the devil's science.
Alphonse: After we discovered our father's notes, we thought it would help us get our bodies back...
Moody: Is that what happened to you??! HUH? HOW MANY LIVES DID YOU TAKE?!
Edward: NO! We would never do that!! not ever!!!!!
Abeforth: You children attempted the other taboo... Didn't you?
Edward: how'd you?...
Abeforth: Albus, told me. Not everyone here knows the full extent of the information, if your not fully aware. It may have been a good couple of decades since our last grouping, but I recall the alchemist handbook's warning...
Moody: And what taboo was that? HUH?
Abefourth: It's not so simple to explain-
Moody: NO! What Happened To these children! I WANT TO KNOW. RIGHT NOW!
Lupin: Alastor, that's enough! You wouldn't understand-
Moody: Try me. It was my job to think as dark wizards do. What ever these children did was a-
Alphonse: We just wanted to see our mother smile again....
Kingsly: What do you mean by, you wanted to see your mother smile again?
Abeforth: They attempted to bring their mother back to life.
*Everyone turned to them in complete shock gasping, exclaiming and questioning*
Auther: How, That's not possible right?!
Molly: How old were you my dears? When you attempted this... *listening to alphonse speak, she came to realisation... as to Edward's age who was not much than a year older than his brother... had already developed a teenage voice...while alphonse remained ungenderfied and high pitched.*
Banica: Edward was Ten years old.
*Molly covered her mouth in grimace...she held one hand onto her husband's shoulder as he frowned to them sympathetically.. as the others did.. .Edward snarled*
Edward: Don't pity us. This was our sin and our sin alone! It's impossible to bring back someone from the dead, Once they're dead THEY'RE DEAD! *bangs fists on the table* we learned that the hard way.
*A surprise and completly out of character softened voice appeared from behind the boy...*
Moody: How exactly...did you come by loosing your bodies... in this attempt?
*Edward pulled back from the table looking behind him. he close his eyes and sneered to the ground before pulling away at his long red coat revealing his lone metal limb*
Edward: Human Transmutation.
Alphonse: Alchemy is a science. It follows one principle which all life follows-
Banica: One cannot can not gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's first law of equivalent exchange.
Edward: The cost of a human soul is priceless. There is nothing of equal value that can be given in return for one already lost.
*Severus Grimaced back... he turned his back..leaning to the curtain...the bitter truth was not so sweet in his perspective*
Banica An alchemist can make a stone turn into a loaf of bread...or freshwater appear in desert..But a life cannot be created or recreated... it is neither excitant or un- existent...therefor it cannot be obtained by any means of earthly currency. Alchemy has been attempted here...and there, as you can understand...have been great consequences... mainly for the individual however.
Edward: At the time, we thought by collecting all the chemical compounds which make up the human tissue, we could re construct our mother's body... As for dna, we gave drops of our blood.
Auther: Muggle science...
*Edward inwardly sighed and nodded roughly before continuing his explanation as basically as he could*
Edward: But it wasn't enough. What ever happened, failure to produce or whatever...the transmutation ring began to glow dark red, a sudden rush of gravity began to pull us into the circle...It took Al away first...And I was pulled in soon after... I woke up alone outside this great stone door, the surrounding's were white, never ending and only occupied by myself, this door and one other being...
Abefourth: Who was the other occupant?
Edward: A strange unearthly being, genderless...faceless... it spoke with a gender muterial voice-
Edward: When I addressed it, it simply stated that he has many names and identities... but his main name... 'Truth...'
*Banica cleared her throat abruptly...the expressions of those around started to stare with disbelief at the child... he appeared almost delusional...*
Edward: Anyway... so this creature told me... that this gate was the 'The gate of truth' and that all the answers to everything I wanted were through those gates...
Edward: Everything...So I went through...Sure enough my questions were answered... I don't remember what happened much after that...I just remember ... pain.. alot of it....
*the other's already aware of the details shifted in their seats uncomfortably...moody listened intentionally leaning on his staff in full attention. Tonks stood by her husband in melancholy...Banica stared at her own Automail Wrist and hand, which curled unnoticeable around her flesh. Severus and serious found their eyes wonder to her in curiosity...*
Edward: It took my leg. I came back alone..*his palm slapped down onto the metal of leg, clanging from under his trousers...* bleeding, I woke up back in reality....I-I I thought- *tears began to well through the corner of his eyes before he punched the table slightly* I thought It would'a worked... I thought it would save mother... but what we bought back...wasnt-... It wasn't her... W-w -w-e failed... I- I- I couldn't... I couldn't let it take my brother to. I couldn't. He was the only person I had left! I had nothing left to loose! So attached his soul... to the armour... and as toll...I lost...I lost my arm. He was my little brother... I couldn't let him- I couldn't bare-
*Molly walked briskly over to the boy and pulled him close to her, as if comforting one of her own children*
Molly: You brave... Brave boys... You brave, foolish boys...
Moody: Well...just when you thought you'd suffer enough...
Molly: Where were you? when all this happened? *she said in full frustration...it was clear she felt the eldest had responsiblity over the youngest*
Banica: I hadn't met them yet. I was bought up by a rich "pureblooded" family.. two member's alchemists. Armstrong. I was once known as Banica Armstrong.
Sirius: The idealistic Slytherine...
Banica: And Proud. My Brothers wellfare has and always will be my full priority! I will obtain what ever knowledge necessary, whether dark or forbidden, to make up for their mistakes-
Lupin: No matter the costs...correct?
Banica: Equilivent exchange, Gryffindor.
Edward: Ya'know sis, if it weren't for that over easy eagerness to be resourceful and cunning, you'd also be a Gryffindor.
Banica: And let down the blood line? The Gaunt's were our cousins after all. You also would be Slytherine if it weren't for your big headedness-
Kingsly: Wait, wait... do you mean to tell us, that you three are decendents of 'Salazar Slytherin'?
Alphonse: Well yeah, was it not obvious?
Banica: Hohenheim, our father, was a cousin of Slytherine, a thousand years ago or so... Ya go back far enough, the Potter's are also related to the Slytherine blood line, in fact Tom's our Cousin too by technicality-
Macgonnigal: That's besides the point my dear, if you go back far enough, a great of families desend distantly from the blood line...
Edward: pfft, all the but the Malfoy's... who were they related to again?
Banica: Ha, Ravenclaws. Distant cousins since they originally all came from France, hens the language experties.
Auther: The Malfoy's are Ravenclaws?
Alphonse: Yeah, for the most part... from what we remember about their family... they still around?
Banica: Oh? Lucius had a child? What's his name?
*Banica scoffed at the name... typical Malfoy*
Banica: And to Which "pure blooded" family was he assigned to.
*there was a hesitation in the room, uncomfortable fidgeting... they obviously knew alot about family blood line as far as relations were illustrated*
*Edward jumped almsot sternly from his seat looking towards alphonse who also looked to him with great shock... Banica held back a little... almost tumbling onto abefourth...*
Edward, Alphonse and Banica: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Harry: But why would he keep me in the dark? Maybe I could help. I'm the one who saw Voldemort return… I was the one who fought him, I was the one who saw Cedric Diggory get killed. *A sudden jump from
Fred: Thought we heard your dulcet tones.
- Don't bottle it up, though. Let it out.
- If you're all done shouting…
Fred: Do you wanna hear something a little more interesting?
Female voice: YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!
A group of voices and slutters: Will you pike down!!
Same voice: No no no no, no. Let's just clarify this okay... Serius... your family... it's besonkly massive right? I mean if you go back far enough we are distant relatives as well right?
Sirius: In a sense....yes...
male voice: No, wait...I remember now, she had cool hair, hysterical laugh.
Female voice: HA! that's the one, your cousin right? But if she's related to you...as much as much as- Sorry I'm still getting my head around this. The malfoy's who have been for the most part on the edge on the blood line madness... now they're part of what is essentially the "pure blood" blood line, after years of boasting?
Ron: Why are they talking about blood lines?
Harry: Who's talking exactly? are they part of the order? *He looked up and around to the others who also appeared oblivious*
other male voice: HA! well at least the Malfoy's can evaluate their rightful line-
female voice: It's not that simple...they only married into it... unless their son marries reproduces further then they'll always remain Half blooded.
Ron: Wait?! what?! The malfoy's are half blood's? since when?
Lupin: Look this all a very detailed matter.. but in light of the circumstances and the already confusing, family history... you forget that it doesn't matter who we're related to-
Macgonnigal: Lucious is Auther's second cousin by all accounts....but that doesn't mean that they have an understanding family relationship...
female voice: I realise that.. it was just... interesting.
Sirius: Another typical trait of a Slytherine... obsessed with family blood lines.
female: Another typical Gryffindor trait, to ignore the importance of ones ancestral blood ties! I like knowing whom I'm related to, but not for the reasons you Gryffindor's think!
male voice: Banica! Sirius! Just kiss and make up already, you guys have been at each other like dogs since our second admissions to Hogwarts. We maybe related only just by one more addiction thanks to Malfoy, but what does that matter when your so much in love?
Banica and serius: ME?!? US? In love?! HA!
Banica: As if..
Sirius: Gryffindor's and Slytherine's don't exactly make an idealistic couple!
*Teenagers attempting to grasp and piece together the identities of those talking all confusingly mixed closer the long extended ear*
Snape: Do not twitter so.
Banica: Twitter? Me? Why Sev... How could you be so imprudent, surely you see the irony of the conversation...
Snape: Do not...call me...by that. name...
Banica: I always used to call you that though... It was our nick name for you-
Snape: I said enough!
Male voice: Leave it Ban's...he's still sour...
Banica: Yes.... of course... he is. *her voice erupted pangs of hurt leaving a rather uncared for atmosphere to those listening to the conversation. Severus turned away, avoiding all eye contact... Banica turned catching the eye of Lupin*
Fred: Okay so this is starting to get dramatic-
George: Those voices sound pretty young, anyone catch names?
Ginny: Banica... The Slytherine...
Hermione: And she knows professor Snape to...
Ginny: Do you think they're child hood friends?
Ron: doesn't sound like it...
Banica: Forgive me Mooney...
Lupin: I think it's better that we discuss...something else...
Edward: Indeed. Moon's what's been happening with Tom then? give us the updates.
Lupin: it's not so much Voldemort... but rather the paranoia he's set by his supposive return...
*Just as Harry leaned into the conversation more the microphone of the ear drum began to scramble as a chewing sound edmited from the other end... Cookshanks... Hermione's cat began to pull down on the ear*
George: Get off it!
Fred: Quick. Get it up.
Hermione: Crookshanks. Stop it.
George: Get off, you bloody cat.
Hermione: Crookshanks. Leave it alone. *with that the cat pulled it off the wire completely...and their spying came to an end. They all grunted and pulled away from the stairs*
Ron: Hermione, I hate your cat.
Hermione: Bad Crookshanks.
George: It was just gettin' interesting as well.
*they marched back to their room, or rather Fred and George disappeared and reappeared behind them as they entered slamming the door in shock hermione grunted as they all sat around one bed around Harry*
Fred: well.. that was interesting...
Hermione: Curious more than all...
Harry: Do you think we'll get the chance to meet those wizards or?-
Ron: I don't doubt it...but I didn't see em' arrive....
Hermione: No neither did I ... that's the strange thing...
Harry: Does Dumbledore know em?
Fred: I'm sure he does mate, otherwise since she's a "slytherine"-
George: And she's friends with Snape, maybe they arn't good news....
*Half an hour later as the meeting diminished and most made their way home, it was time for action but also time for replenishment. Much had been discussed as far as loyalty goes...Those who remained, felt a twinge of anxiety, as the three new additions to their party would soon have to introduce themselves to the younger members of the household...Most remained behind, including; Moody, Lupin, Tonks and Kingley...As they moved slowly into the kitchen, alphonse ducked at the low narrow corridor, barely fitting through the week stubble door frame...he felt embarrassed also, that there probably wasn't enough room for him to sit around the smaller table...*
Molly: Fetch a chair would you dear? Alphonse, no need to be modest my dear, go on! go on sit! That's a good boy...We were certainly not going to leave you out my dear.
Alphonse: Th-thank you...mrs Weasley....
Alastor: Mind if I sit next to you boy?
Alphonse: N-not at all, Alastor....
*Kingsly soon followed in after them while people placed themselves carefully around the table. Banica sat herself in front of the door, head facing away, which was the best position to be in as the children would enter the door.Edward found a place at the opposite end of the table next to his brother and removed his thick white gloves, revealing his metal hand, he stared down at it in melancholy as Molly found herself patting it gently... They needed some compassion...*
Molly: We'll be right back dears...
Banica: I'm kinda nervous....
Alastor: No one blames you if you are, after all this might come to you as a bit of a shock...
*they nodded as they crossed their hands over the table, Molly shook her head to Alastor as she began to march back into the corridor and waited in corridor below the stairs where the now descending children rushed to the sound of dinner*
Molly: Well! We'll be eating down in the kitchen.
*She announced smiling up at them as she jumped and yelled in frustration to her two sons who popped behind her*
H! JUST BECAUSE YOUR ALLOWED TO USE MAGIC NOW DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE TO WHIP YA WAND'S OUT FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!
*She teasingly slapped Fred's arm as the two retreated laughing into the kitchen...by then, their laughter stopped as Alastor nodded to them to sit down amoungst the new additions to the meal...The two almost jumped back as suddenly Fred's gaze met that of the back of fair long blonde waving hair falling over a slim figure, the figure graciously turned in her seat, revealing the most attractive face they'd see, with eyes shinning like golden treasures and a soft uplifting welcoming, yet modest smile greeted their gaze, he skin was fluffy and bright much like her hair ... Her eyes then shot up the most interesting expression as she grinned to them in recognition*
Banica: I take it your Weasley's, correct?
Fred and gorgeous: uh-huh... *the voice from the meeting...*
*she smirked teasingly as she turned back around her seat*
Banica: Why don't you sit down, we'll introduce ourselves in a moment... when everyone's settled...
*Fred simply nodded as George began to place self in position opposite of the young blonde, he stared with great confusion as his brother began to sit slowly beside him. They watched as her delicate fingers enwrapped around the long white strangely marked gloves as she began to slowly peel them off. Edward and Alphonse stared just as curiously at the two boys, of course they hadn't taken much notice of their presence...which was typical, but he was used to it now..Behind in the door way came other people slowly walking, Ginny looked to her confused brothers and scanned the room noticing the two extra figures at the end of the table... she sat herself beside Kinglsy who's eyes fixed to the door, he nodded kindly smiling their consent.
Her eyes wondered over to the door as Ron was followed by hermione coming slowly through the door, cautiously as their mother suggested... Ron's gaze immediately fell to the blonde witch who turned smirking towards him, his brother's sitting opposite of her direction gazed up at him nodding and motioning for him to enter safely... he felt like stuttering even though he had no words to say, the weasley boys were speechless...Hermione on the other hand stared directly at the other two residing at the end of the table... she noted herself to sit calmly beside the two, no one spoke a word...Edward glanced in Hermoine's direction and nodded with a teethy smile as alphonse's red eyes shone through the holes of his helmet the ovals turned to cresent mood shapes to also indicate smiling... The presence of the wizards was acutely quite warming.. she noted as she stared across the table to the female companion, who's gaze met the window as other's met hers. They were so infatuated by her mere looks that she and Ginny could both tell, who would be the main focus of the evening.
Moments later Remus followed Tonks behind into the room, he noted down Banica's position as did Tonks who sat beside Ginny in a hope of resourcefulness...feeling that everyone was already uncomforted by the new house guests Remus sat himself directly next to where Harry would be sitting, a seat away from both Harry's God parents as their places has already been predetermined during the meeting. He nodded over to Auther who looked to his wife nodding as she motioned to Ronald and George to help prepare the plates for food. Auther opted to sit directly opposite to that Banica, her gaze met his unsteady stare and she nodded briskly, almost shaking in her place... Behind her soon followed Sirius who slowly emerged into the seat beside her at the end of the table.
Harry was the final person to go through into the room, all eyes match to him...all but the back of the head of the witch who sat in discomfort beisde the final place around the table... Edward immediately jolted from his slouch as his eye balls fixed to the famous young wizard... Harry turned his gaze towards the young female beside him...their eyes locked momentarily as Lupin snapped for Harry's attention*
Lupin: Right then... now that we've found our positions... I believe we some new faces in need of introduction...
Sirius: Indeed. Harry... I would like to introduce you to someone, I probably should have mentioned to you before... Harry.. this is Banica.. Banica Hohenheim
*a long threatning silence almost drew itself into the room as Banica turned to the boy with a puzzled expression and then finally... a wide smile in recognition*
Banica: Excuse me... but... bu- but you look so much like... *she cleared her throat abruptly as Edward jolted the table slightly... *
Banica: Right.. Introductions. These are my two brother's may I introduce to you, famous Harry potter.. Edward and Alphonse Elric. This is probably gunna come to you as a shock kiddo.. but... I'm-
Sirius: She's your Godmother.