|MSTing] Harry Potter and the Senshi's Circle [SM/HP/Ronin Warriors/DBZ] - Part 8 [message #44449]
||Sat, 23 March 2013 10:11
Registered: September 2012
> Ch. 9|
TRACE : Um... Did we pass out and miss a chapter?
THE REP: [Off-screen] Um, no... It seems that the containment
units lost power last night and we had a data spill. Chapter 8 was
among the items lost. Sorry about that.
JOSH : Hey, don't apologize to us!
MARY JO: [muttering] And nothing of value was lost.
THE REP: What was that, Ms. Pehl?
MARY JO: Nothing! Nothing...
> You and I are the same
> In the way that we have our own styles
> That we won't change.
> Yours is filled evil and mine's not,
> There is no way I can lose.
> -Open your heart, Supersonic's theme
JOEL : This intro brought to you by the Lyrics Foundation. When
you've got nothing to say, say it with song lyrics!
> "Very good, Sailorneptune!" Professor Flitwick squeaked. "You've
> gotten it. They key to the 'Lovely Feeling' charm, students, isn't
> to imagine your target feeling it, but to be thinking of something
> you love yourself while performing the charm. Can anyone tell me
> why that is?
FRANK : Because Potterverse magic has no internal logic?
> Yes, Ms. Mars?"
> Mars smirked. "That's because love must be given freely before
> there is chance of having it returned, Professor."
TRACE : Thaaaat's not strictly true.
> "Quite right, Sailormars." He looked up as the bell sounded to end
> the class. "Oh my. Well, ten points to Hufflepuff for Neptune's
> performance of the charm, and ten to Slytherin for Mars' correct
> answer. You have your homework.
JOEL : [Flitwick] Now get out.
> Class dismissed."
> As Mars walked away from the class with a still fuming Malfoy, she
> thought that the boy himself could do with a dose of the charm
> herself. He muttered to himself under his breath about the
> unfairness of the situation, of how Chibimoon should be his and
> not some snot-nosed little brat who wasn't even a wizard and
> younger than him to boot. Mars sighed,
JOSH : [Mars] What spell did someone use to turn the real Draco
Malfoy into this lovesick pseudo-pedo o/~
> wondering if she should mention that Gohan was, in fact, a
> prominent member of The Earth's Special Forces and therefore was a
> key reason why Malfoy was still alive and breathing.
TRACE : And could fix that in an eye blink, should he choose.
> On second thought, she thought against it. When Gohan was ready,
> he'd let him know.
> Probably with a well placed 'Solar Flare', she mused to herself.
MARY JO: Or a far less fancy, far more effective "Punch In The
> She looked up at the ceiling of the Great Hall as she entered and
> frowned. The sky outside had turned a menacing grey. It didn't
> bode well for her Quidditch practise that evening. She'd managed
> to make chaser for the team, and was looking very forward to
> having it out with Usagi on the pitch. Theirs was the next game.
JOEL : Which is still going on in the face of a potential mass
FRANK : What can you say? They love their sports!
> She sighed and set to work on her lunch. Steak and Kidney pie. She
> wrinkled her nose. What she wouldn't give for a nice helping of
> Sushi with lots of wasabi.
JOSH : All the fuss they made over the Senshi coming to Hogwarts
and they haven't served up a single Japanese dish? The students
from Beuxbaxtons got bouillabaisse, and they were only there a
couple of weeks.
> Looking over at the Gryffindor table, she wasn't surprised to see
> Sailormoon's plate refilling itself already.
> Pig, she thought to herself.
TRACE : An older, more mature Sailor Mars, folks.
> One day her eyes are really going to turn out to be bigger than
> her stomach...that's a frightening prospect. She looked over
> towards the Ravenclaw table. Mercury reading something...again.
> Not so unusual.
MARY JO: One might even say "cliché", if one felt like being mean.
> Over to the Hufflepuff table. The three outers were talking. That
> wasn't unusual, either. They usually kept to themselves, even when
> with the inners.
FRANK : [Rei] I still love those stuck-up bitches.
> She sighed and glanced around her table. Greg and Victor were
> talking amongst themselves. Something about eating death. She
> didn't want to know.
JOEL : [Rei] Meh. That probably won't be important later.
> Draco, of course, was complaining about his favourite subject:
> Gohan. He seemed to have enlisted Zabini Blaise in his cause. The
> two were now trying to think up a fool-proof method of getting
> Gohan out of the way once and for all.
TRACE : Kudos for avoiding Blaise female here. But still: "Zabini
> Mars sighed and put her fork down, letting her mind wander back to
> the youma. No attacks lately, but she was sure that wasn't the end
> of it. Youmas like that didn't just give up. They waited for a
> better opportunity. And all the Senshi could do in the mean time
> was wait.
JOSH : "Screw our friends and classmates she's holding captive
(and Peeves)," I guess.
> It wasn't their favourite thing to do, but what choice did they
MARY JO: Use the information you already have to go back and finish
her before she has a chance to prepare? Set up a trap at Hogwarts?
Work on figuring out some sort of protection? Again: That's a lot
of "what else."
> She mentally checked over her schedule. She was free until later
> that afternoon, when she'd have to the divination thing. She
> groaned inwardly. Crystal balls and tea leaves? She'd begged
> Professor Trelawney to let her have a go in the fire, but the
> Professor had rather haughtily informed her that she was not up to
> the level of fire scrying yet. After what she'd heard about
> Pluto's episode with the dim witted teacher, Mars had declined
> comment, though Mercury was having a fit of the giggles at the
JOEL : So just telling her what you can do and offering to
demonstrate... That's not an option?
FRANK : "If you can't be a bitch, be silent," I guess.
> Now she wondered if she could convince her housemates to let her
> use the fire in the commonroom. It was worth a shot.
TRACE : And it took you how long to think of this?
MARY JO: I thought of it back in Chapter Six!
> She got up abruptly and began to walk off. Malfoy tagged after
FRANK : [Malfoy] LOVE ME?
> "Where are you going?" he asked.
> "Back to the common room," she said, heading down into the
> dungeons. She stopped by the stone wall.
> "Parseltongue" she said and a section of the wall slid back to
> reveal the commonroom. She quickly headed to her dormitory.
JOSH : This is feeling more and more like a porn set up.
> "Take off your shoes if you're going to be here," she called down
> over her shoulder. Draco did so, and was surprised to see Rei come
> back down the stairs, as a Shinto priestess and carrying all the
> necessary amenities she'd brought with her. Placing the prayer
> sticks nest to the roaring fire, she began to bless the fore.
> Draco sat off to one side and watched curiously.
MARY JO: She had all her gear with her, and it still took her this
long to use it?
TRACE : They're not exactly a team of Sherlocks
> She began to chant in Japanese, and after a few moments, her eyes
> flew open. She gazed into the fire intently. Draco, naturally,
> looked too. All he could see were the dancing flames, but Rei
> seemed to be able to see more,
JOEL : [Draco] Umm... Should I have taken some mind-altering
> as her eyes widened and she gasped. She stood and looked to the
> fire for reconfirmation. It was given, and she ran back upstairs.
> Coming back down as Sailormars, dressed in Hogwarts robes, she
> rushed out of the commonroom, Draco not very far behind.
> "What is it?" he panted. "What's wrong?"
FRANK : And why did you have to go back upstairs to transform?
Did you not bring your henshin stick down with you?
TRACE : Probably didn't want Draco watching her get all naked and
> "The youma," Mars panted. "it's about to attack again!"
JOSH : [Draco] You needed all that set up for that? That's like
Trelawney going into her trance and telling me Potter's going to
> She reached the Great Hall just as a shriek filled the hall. She
> pushed her way past the gathered spectators and over to where the
> commotion was-the Gryffindor table. Sailormoon was holding the
> newest victim, her normally red eyes filled with the blue light.
> The youma had claimed Chibimoon.
MARY JO: And the readers respond with a confused "...Ehn?"
> "If only I'd thought of a fire reading sooner," Mars held her
> head and Sailormoon hugged her.
> "It's not your fault," she told her yet again. "Don't worry. She's
> not getting away with this. We're not going to let her."
JOEL : [Moon] I mean, sure; if we'd gone after her as soon as
Gohan recovered, she probably couldn't have gotten her... Yeah,
this pretty much is your fault! Thanks for admitting that!
> Draco was paler than usual. Chibimoon had been taken. He felt that
> he somehow had to do something.
FRANK : We should DO something!
JOSH : SHOULD We do something?
> The Senshi, Harry, Ron and Hermione had begun discussing what was
> to be done. Harry, Ron and Hermione had evidently gone with them
> when they'd first encountered the-what was the word they had used?
> Youma? As they spoke, a resolution formed in Draco's mind that
> pushed out all other thoughts-even his hatred for Potter and
> Gohan. He squared his shoulders and looked straight into
> Sailormoon's eyes.
> "I'm coming with you." He said.
TRACE : [Harry] No you aren't. Go away before we pants you.
> The senshi were pleading with Dumbledore to let them go to
> Hogsmeade when there was a commotion outside his door and a horde
> of angry Samurai and one very, very angry Earth's Special Forces
> member burst in, followed closely by a bellowing Snape.
MARY JO: And Snape just follows them without zapping a single one
JOEL : It's official: That's a Snape-like construct.
> "I demand that you all leave immediately!" He bellowed, probably
> not for the first time. Gohan turned on Snape.
TRACE : [Snape, nervously] Umm... Please?
> "I'm not going anywhere until I get back Usa-ko!" he said
> fiercely. Snape tried to stare the half-sayajin down. Gohan's tail
FRANK : "And why," he asked, knowing full well what the answer was
"does Gohan still have his tail?"
TRACE : Class?
ALL : "Because!"
> and Seiji grasped his shoulder gently, but firmly.
FRANK : "Gentle pressure!"
TRACE : "Gentle pressure."
> He turned to Dumbledore.
> "We need to go. And we need them," he said, motioning to the girls
> and students. Dumbledore sighed.
> "I was afraid of that," he said softly. He sighed.
JOSH : And then he Stupefied them all, locked them in a room and
called for all the Aurors he could apparate to go after Crystal
Lady. Or at least that's what the real Dumbledore would do.
> "You'll find the Astronomy tower ideal for your teleport," he said
> after a moment. "I wish you all the very best success on this
JOEL : [Moon] So... No back-up? No magical weapons that might
come in handy? No call for volunteers to help rescue their
classmates? No going yourself, Gandalf the Gay?
TRACE : [Dumbledore] Nope! This is your show. Voldemort shows
up? Got your back. Otherwise, Vaya con dios!
> Sailormoon smiled grimly. "We'll be back. You'll know we've
> defeated the Youma when the victims recover."
> Dumbledore nodded and stood, motioning for Snape to move out of
> the doorway. After the determined group had departed, Snape
> "Now what?" he snapped. Dumbledore looked at him sadly.
> "Now we go to the hospital wing and wait. Classes, of course, are
> out of the question."
MARY JO: But you were going to allow a Quidditch game where most of
the student body would be in one place, ripe for the picking, riper
still for a panicked stampede when someone did get got?
FRANK : [Dumbledore] Meh. Japanese monster, Japanese problem.
Who's up for chess?
> This time the four Hogwarts students were instructed to join hands
> in the centre of the teleport as the Senshi, Samurais and warrior
> did so. Seiji took a deep breath.
> "Everyone ready?" he asked.
> "Ready!" everyone chorused. Sailorvenus, as leader of the senshi,
> took the initiative.
> "Sailor Teleport!" she yelled. Columns of light went up from the
> assembled rescuers, space warped and they were gone.
TRACE : Once again, leaving behind a literal castle-full of
experienced magic users. Sad part is, this isn't out of character.
> She awoke, feeling slightly detached. She looked around her and
> saw...Colin? Ginny?
ALL : NOOOORM!
> Kami-sama, no... It couldn't be...
JOEL : [Chibi-Usa] Damn. Another Ecstasy blackout.
> The musical laughter filled her crystal, and she knew she was. She
> had been taken by the Youma.
> Funny, she hadn't really know it was happening. One moment she was
> chatting away about what Professor Flitwick had been discussing in
> Charms, the next she'd sort of woken up and found herself here.
> The youma appeared before her.
> "Such fine energy you have," she said softly. "If the rest of your
> companions are as suitable as you are, I may have no need for the
> little morsels."
> Chibimoon gasped. "You can't!" she yelled.
FRANK : Can't WHAT? Is anyone going to explain anything EVER?
JOSH : Oh for a good ol' Bond Villain monologue.
> Her voice sounded little more than like a faint echo of her real
> one. The youma grinned.
> "I can. And I most certainly will."
MARY JO: [Youma] Do ill-defined things to your spirit for vaguely
evil purposes! MUAH-HA-HA-HA!
> Venus landed the group of warriors and frowned.
> "She's expecting us," she murmured.
ALL : [sarcastically] NOOOO!
> "'We haven't been attacked yet."
TRACE : You're not that bright, are you?
> Rajura shuddered. Used to being the one doing the baiting, he
> wasn't sure he was comfortable with being the one baited. He had
> to remember to commend the Troopers on their fine jobs of
> defeating him in the face of this unnerving torture time after
> time. Mercury's hand was flying over the keyboard of her mini data
> "This way," she said, motioning more or less towards the centre of
> the plain, where the crystal tower stood. Hermione frowned.
> "Wait," she said. "We need to keep as close together as we can. We
> don't want what happened last time to happen again."
JOEL : Wouldn't staying close like that make getting captured
FRANK : You hush with that logic right now, Hodgeson!
> Agreements were murmured,
ALL : Rhubarb! Rhubarb! Weregonnadie rhubarb!
> but the statement had made Draco uneasy. What had happened last
MARY JO: Our heroes took a body blow and ran like sissies, that's
> He frowned and kept relatively close to Sailormars, the only
> Senshi he truly knew. Mercury's visor showed something approaching
> them. She turned around and saw something glittering and coming
> towards them.
> "Watch out!" she yelled. Everyone began to run, but the crystal,
> for that's what it was, was faster than that. It somehow managed
> to sweep them all up and it took off for the tower.
FRANK : Everybody: Hands to forehead aaaand...
ALL : [SLAP!] D'OH!
> Phasing through the crystalline wall, the crystal deposited them
> on the floor before a clear throne. The iridescent blue light
> filled the vicinity of the throne and the youma appeared, smiling
> quite evilly.
> "Welcome back," she said. Draco shivered at her voice. And he'd
> thought that the thought of Voldemort was scary. He'd never be
> afraid of Death Eaters after this.
> "Are you ready to give in now? Just think of it," she said softly.
> "You could be part of something far greater than yourselves, and
> part of an eternal peace. Wouldn't that be wonderful?"
JOSH : [Mercury] Still don't know what the hell you mean!
> "I doubt it!" Jupiter shouted.
> "We don't want to be a part of anything you have to offer!"
> Hermione added forcefully. The woman grinned and presented the
> crystal with Chibimoon.
> "Chibimoon!" The two cries of desperation rang from Gohan and
TRACE : And Gohan goes Super Saiyan and annihilates Whatsherface,
> Chibimoon pounded weakly on her enclosure. Help me, she mouthed.
> Sailormoon gasped and turned to the youma.
> "Let her go! I'm warning you," she said, taking out her Moon
> Kaleidoscope. Nikumu no Suishou laughed.
FRANK : Nine chapters, folks, and that's the second time we've
seen the Big Bad's name.
> "You must be joking."
> "Moon Gorgeous Meditation!" Sailormoon yelled, as other attacks
> such as
> "Mars. Flame Sniper!"
> "Mercury. Aqua Rhapsody!"
> "Venus! Love and Beauty Shock!"
> "Jupiter! Oak Evolution!"
> "Morning Star Strike!"
> "Flare Up Now!"
> "Thunder Bolt Cut!"
> "Arrow Shock Wave!"
> "Super Wave Smasher!"
JOEL : Bobby!
MARY JO: Annette!
FRANK : Cubby!
JOSH : Karen!
TRACE : Cornjob!
> rang out as well.
> The attacks hit her dead on and were just as quickly drained away.
> A collective gasp went up as Suishou's laugh rang out.
JOSH : Uh-oh! She's turned on God Mode!
> "Is that all?" she asked with amusement. Hermione drew herself up.
> "Come on. Let's have a go. Finite Incatatem!" she yelled, Harry
> Ron and Draco following suit. The spell, this time, had no effect
> however. Instead, Hermione felt the power begin to drain out of
> her and she quickly stopped the spell.
> "Space Sword-"
> "Iie!" Touma yelled. "Uranus, don't! She'll drain you through your
JOEL : Yoo-hoo! Gohan, buddy! It's "Go Punch The Evil Lady"
> Uranus stopped mid attack, realising he was right. Suishou laughed
> "Well, if that's all you have, then I suppose we'd better dispense
> with the formalities, hmm?"
MARY JO: And then Gohan zips behind her and punches her into dust!
> With that, each person was encased in their own bubble. Suishou
MARY JO: [sighing] Or we can do this again.
> "Which one shall I pick? Such a difficult decision..." she mused.
> Her eyes locked on Sailorneptune and she grinned, her eyes turning
> the pure iridescent blue. Sailorneptune shuddered and dropped to
> her knees, quickly seeming to lose all of her strength. Uranus
> banged on her own bubble, in a futile attempt to get at her
> companion. She remembered what had happened the last time someone
> had turned on Suishou as she was draining someone. Wait a
> second...perhaps... she took out her wand, hoping beyond all hope
> that this would work.
FRANK : [Uranus] DEUS EX MACHINA!
> "Amorus!" she yelled, activating her wand and performing the
> Lovely Feeling charm on the youma. The youma laughed and Uranus
> felt herself begin to drain.
> "All the better, to give yourself to me so willingly..."
> Hermione gasped. She understood. So did Mercury,
JOEL : Mind explaining to us, your readers?
> and the two of them both did their own favourite spells. Suishou
> laughed outright and greedily began to drain them.
> "Yes," she whispered. "Give in..."
> "What are you doing?" Touma yelled in Japanese.
JOSH : "Seriously!" Josh agreed in English.
> "Maybe we can do to her what she did to Gohan. Let her know that
> her eyes are bigger than her stomach!" Mercury yelled back. Touma
> grinned. Devious and beautiful. No wonder he loved her. He
> activated his chi, and watched all the other Samurai do the same.
> Draco took a deep breath. He was scared. But Chibimoon's life was
> at stake.
> "Stupefy!" he yelled, and felt himself begin to drain as well.
> Harry and Ron joined in, and suddenly Suishou's face began to
> "No," she murmured. "Stop it, some of you... please..."
TRACE : And what's stopping her from just releasing some of them
and draining the rest? Bond brand Villain Stupidity!
FRANK : Bond Brand: When style trumps logic!
> "Keep going!" Sailormoon yelled, activating her Ginzuishou. It
> burned with a white light, casting a silver glow over everything.
> Chibimoon gasped, realising what was going on, and wished she
> could help. Now the blue light began to fill Suishou's body, her
> face was contorted with pain.
> "No!" she yelled. "Stop!"
MARY JO: What? You don't have an off switch? *You* stop!
> Sailormoon stood in her bubble, her face set.
> All the steps we take, all the moves we make, all the pain at
> I see the Chaos for everyone, who are we, what can we do?
JOEL : Are those song lyrics!
TRACE : We've got theme music, people!
> "You have been draining innocent people of their essence,
JOSH : [Moon] And Peeves, I suppose...
> taking them away from their family and friends. I will not forgive
> "For love and justice, Pretty soldier in a Sailor Suit,
> Sailormoon! In the name of the moon," the Ginzuishou glowed
> brighter, making Suishou yell out in greater agony. "You're
MARY JO: [Moon] BUSTACAPIN YOURASSUS!
> You and I are the same in the way that we have our own styles that
> we won't change.
> Yours is filled with evil and mine's not, there is no way I can
TRACE : Again - not strictly true.
> Mars' smiled grimly. Time to deliver the final blow and restore
> the drained people, including Chibiusa.
> "Mars Crystal Power!" She yelled. The other Senshi looked at her,
> then smiled.
> "Jupiter Crystal Power!"
> "Mercury Crystal Power!"
> "Venus Crystal Power!"
> "Uranus Crystal Power!"
> "Neptune Crystal Power!"
> "Pluto Crystal Power!"
ALL : WONDER TWIN POWERS: ACTIVATE!
> Suishou, who had been screaming for them to stop, now seemed to be
> breaking up. But she still had enough mobility to look up in
> hatred at Sailormoon.
> "I'll kill you!" she gasped.
FRANK : [Moon] HA HA! SUCK ANIME JUSTICE, BEYOTCH!
> Can't hold on much longer-But I will never let go.
> I know it's a one way track-don't know how long this'll last.
JOEL : Just got the weirdest sense of deja vu, there...
> "Guys!" Seiji yelled over the din. "We need to try to create
> "Will it work from here??" Shin asked in disbelief.
JOSH : [Shin] By the way – da’ hell's "Hariel?"
> Seiji shook his head.
> "We don't have any choice. It's either Hariel or watch Usagi get
> destroyed! She can't hold off that thing forever!"
> Ryo grinned. He'd always preferred action.
> "Ready!" he said, standing. The other Samurais stood also.
> "He closed his eyes and called on Hariel of the inferno....but
> didn't feel the familiar sensation of powers merging into him. He
MARY JO: Look, if you meant the Inferno Armor, SAY "the Inferno
Armor!" Not all of us are down with the original Japanese!
> "It's no good. I can't get you guys with these-things around us!"
> Seiji punched his bubble in frustration. It was all up to the
> Senshi and students now.
TRACE : [in disbelief] I think they actually forgot Gohan is
JOEL : For that matter: Didn't Tuxedo Mask come with them,
MARY JO: Who?
> I'm not gonna think this way-nor will I count on others.
> Close my eyes and feel it burn-now I see what I've gotta do.
> Open your heart it's gonna be alright.
> "Harry!" Draco yelled. "Use that thing you used on me a couple of
> years back!"
> "Huh?" Harry said, confused.
JOSH : [Harry] Look, that was just that one time, and we were
> "A Patronum!" Draco yelled desperately. "Use a Patronum!"
FRANK : That's "a Patron*us*," thank you!
> Harry's eyes widened. That just might do it. He drew himself up
> and focused on a very happy memory. Winning the Quidditch game
> with Sailormoon.
> "Expecto Patronum!" He yelled, sending his silver stag out-but
> only as far as his bubble. It was enough, however, as Suishou
> stopped her assault on Sailormoon, clutched her sides and gave one
> last, horrible scream before shattering to pieces.
JOEL : She exploded like Samus!
> The Bubbled promptly disappeared, and everyone landed, safe and
> sound. Chibimoon smiled as she disappeared. Gohan smiled,
TRACE : [Gohan] The day is saved and I didn't have to lift a
finger. Heh-heh! Damn, I'm good!
> whereas Draco was frantic.
> "Where did she go? Where did she go? Where-"
> Hermione had grabbed Draco by the shoulders and shaken him, while
> Ron had muttered something about how he would have stomped on his
> foot. After shooting Ron a look, she turned back to Draco,
> "That was only a shadow of Chibimoon. She's back where she
> belongs, in Hogwarts with the rest of the victims."
MARY JO: [Hermione] I think. I hope.
> A low rumbling filled the air and fine fractures began to form in
> the floor. Rajura frowned.
FRANK : [Rajura] Crap! A load-bearing villain!
> "And we'd better get out of here before this place breaks up
> "Agreed," Venus said. "Okay. Everyone, time for a teleport!"
> Everyone got into position.
> "Sailor Teleport!" Venus yelled, and once again, and for the last
> time, they were gone.
JOEL : All that build up and the bad guy turns out to be a giant
blue underwear gnome!
OTHERS : Huh?
JOEL : You know: "Step one: Steal Energy, Step two: o/~??, Step
OTHERS : Oh!
> The Senshi, Troopers, Students and warrior stormed into the
> hospital wing to see Madam Pomfrey feeding all the victims
> chocolate-except for Peeves, who was bouncing off of the walls.
> Dumbledore, Snape and McGonagall were all in the wing, and all
> smiled in relief as the group of rescuers entered the room.
JOSH : [Dumbledore] You made it back after all? Excellent!
[muttering] There's fifty galleons down the drain...
> "I take it is done?" Dumbledore asked. Sailormoon and Harry both
> nodded wordlessly. Chibimoon looked up and flung herself out of
> bed before anyone could stop her. She first hugged Gohan, who
> kissed her softly. She then, to everyone's immense surprise,
> hugged Draco, who's normally pale face flushed brilliant scarlet.
> She kissed him on the cheek.
FRANK : And he immediately needed fresh pants.
JOSH : Eww!
> "Thank you, Draco," she said softly. Then she went around saying
> hi to all of her other friends.
MARY JO: She's awake for ten seconds and already she's back to
> Collin rushed up to Harry, saying how glad he was to see him and
> the first chance he wanted, he wanted a picture,
JOEL : He's always going to be "Harry's Fanboy" isn't he?
TRACE : It's better than the way he ends up in Book 7, anyway.
> whereas Ginny had run up to Ron and was sobbing in his arms.
JOSH : [Ron] Bloody hell, sis! Everybody else bounced off all
happy! Why can't you shrug off your soul-napping like they did?
> Dumbledore smiled.
> "I think some rewards are in order, hmm?" He glanced at the two
> heads of houses. McGonagall smiled.
> "Fifty points to each house," she said proudly and everyone
FRANK : [McGonagall] For doing our jobs for us!
> Snape frowned, seemed to be thinking something over. Finally he
> "Another Fifty to each house," he added and Peeves actually fell
> out of the air in shock. Dumbledore grinned. "And I add another
> fifty for each person from each house involved.
JOEL : Which subtlely screws over Slytherin, again.
JOSH : Ravenclaw only had the one Senshi, too.
JOEL : Collateral damage in the war against the snakes.
> I think Madam Pomfrey would like her students to get some rest,"
> he said, seeing the look on her face. He ushered the assembled
> group of rescuers and smiled.
> "You all did a fine job. Now, though, I'm afraid it's time for our
> students to be off to bed."
> Sailormoon proved his point by letting out a yawn, then she
> "Konban wa, Sensei." She said in Japanese. Dumbledore smiled.
> "Konban wa, Usagi-san," he said before walking off. Everyone else
> stared after him in shock. How had he known-
TRACE : How did he know what? Your name? Japanese? The correct
honorific? Seriously, story - what the hell?!
> "It's too late to contemplate how Dumbledore knows anything he
> shouldn't," Draco told everybody. "Let's all go to bed and we'll
> head off the rumour mill in the morning."
> This was agreed and everyone went to sleep, finally able to sleep
> a night as normal Hogwarts students.
MARY JO: Excluding the six that weren't of course.
> To Be Continued...
FRANK : Is that a promise or a threat?
JOSH : Yes.
> A/N Don't flame me, please!
JOEL : You can't tell me what to do, man!
> This fic will be finished in another fic called "The Ultimate
TRACE : Shenanigans! I call Shenanigans!
> I've already started it, so don't worry. Nothing of import is
> going to happen that I won't show in the next fic. The Quidditch
> Cup, The House Cup, and then off for some serious thinking. What
> am I talking about? You'll see. Just wait for
> it...waaaaaiiiiiiiitt for it... I'll put up the first chapter in a
> couple of days! I promise!!
FRANK : Oooh, if you were here, I'd give you such a pinch!
> ~*Hoshiko Usagi*~
MARY JO: Good! Now I know which name to write on the voodoo doll!
JOEL : So basically that was a nine-chapter ball of "My Favorite
Characters Hanging Out With Harry Potter."
TRACE : Would've been a more honest title! Now, who's up for
loading big heaps of Japanese food from the commissary and setting
it all on fire?
JOSH : I'm in!
FRANK : Dibs on the sushi!
[All file out, with Joel inserting the disk into the lowered "Time
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