Title: Little Troublemaker
Rating: FR 15
Fandom/Theme: Buffy/Harry Potter
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters featured here. They belong to their respective creators and production companies.
Distribution: NeverNormal, TtH, AO3
Series: FFA Madness #45; Hogwarts: The New Class #3
FFA Pairing: Cordelia/Harry Potter
Summary: Cordelia has to hold a parent teacher conference with Mr. Potter
Cordelia had only been a professor for a little over a year now, but she remembered well the chaos she got up to as a teenager. That being said, catching James Potter and his cousin Amelia Weasley wreaking havoc by the Weeping Willow and a scratched up Jeremy Flint at the base of the tree -well, she’d wasted no time in calling a personal meeting with the parents of all children involved.
Oh, she’d heard about the great Mr. Potter from both his friends and former teachers. But, growing up on the Hellmouth and helping the Slayer- well, she knew what it was like to fight a hell goddess. One meglomaniacal wizard with a Hitler complex? That had to have been rough when the kid finds out what he has to do at eleven! Hell, at least Buffy was fifteen before the shit hit the fan! she thought as Harry and James came into her office.
“Thank you for coming, Mr. Potter. I appreciate you being able to make time in your Auror schedule to come down here. Now, my first question would be if you know of any reason why the children would be down by the Whomping Willow?”
Harry frowned down at his eldest. “Not entirely, though I wouldn’t be surprised if James was trying to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps,” he told her with a grumble. Glancing up at Cordelia, he elaborated. “Between James being my son and Amelia being George’s daughter, it would far fetched to assume the both of them didn’t know about the hidden passages in Hogwarts before they left.”
The Seer was intrigued. “What would that have to do with anything? I know the Weasley twins were both troublemakers and ingenious, though I had been told that George has become rather quiet since his brother was killed.”
Harry smirked and pulled an old, stained piece of parchment out of the inside pocket of his robes. James made a sound of dismay when he caught sight of it and Harry pulled out his wand to point it at the parchment and say “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good”. Immediately, lines began to appear all over what Cordelia could now see was a map of the Hogwarts castle, with little dots indicating all the students and staff therein. She noticed James trying to sink further into the seat cushions as the adults watched a dot named Severus Snape pace in his office.
Glancing up at Harry, she went to ask a question, but he was currently glaring at James. “I don’t know how my son got this map out of my vault, but I will be changing his accessibility after this.”
“What is it? Where did it come from?” she asked, then watched with mild surprised when words started appearing on a blank portion of the map.
“Mr Prongs says this is a map that shows everyone at Hogwarts. Mr Padfoot says that the lovely lady should do well to meet the esteemed Mssrs. Moony, Prongs, and Wormtail, as well as himself, said crafters of this exceptional map.”
Harry rolled his eyes as he tapped it with his wand again and said “Mischief Managed” and the parchment went blank. Tucking it away, he said “My father and three of his friends created that map. I had a hunch this was why James and Amelia were by the Whomping Willow- there used to be a secret passage underneath the tree. And that is why I stopped by his rooms before I came down here to retrieve it, and, sure enough, it was in his trunk, as expected.”
“But Dad, Jeremy wouldn’t leave Amelia alone! He kept saying that she could still be a werewolf like Uncle Charlie,” James exclaimed. “I didn’t mean for him to get hurt!”
Cordelia frowned. “This puts a slightly different spin on things, but, nonetheless, another student was injured, and therefore, you will still have detention with Professor Snape on a schedule he deems suitable. And next time? Figure out a way to handle things without fighting.”