Cho Chang/Harry Potter Hermione Granger/Viktor Krum Original Female Witch/Ron Weasley
Harry Potter
Action Suspense
The Harry Potter at Hogwarts Years
Philosopher's Stone Chamber of Secrets Prizoner of Azkaban Goblet of Fire
Published: 02/06/2003
Updated: 02/18/2003
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Chapters: 34
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Harry Potter and the Flying Squad

Horst Pollmann

Story Summary:
Fifth year in Hogwarts. Even before terms start, Harry is involved in the defence against an evil attack from the Dark Forces, something which ``later will be called 'The Hogwarts Express Accident' ...``In Hogwarts, many things are different - most of all, the joining of all four``Quidditch teams in the 'Flying Squad', for patrol and exploration services.``For Harry, this looks like a path toward Cho Chang, except that - well, ``maybe this should really be left to the story itself ...``At any rate, expect Giants, Goblins, and house-elves to play their roles in ``this fic - as well as some new characters.

It's Harry's summer break with the Dursleys in Privet Drive. After realizing that he doesn't want to tolerate the 'normal' treatment from the Dursleys any longer, Harry guides the 'War of Just One Day.'

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Harry follows the invitation to Hogwarts, using the portkey he got. There, he learns about an evil plan of the Dark Forces to attack Hogwarts students and to win at once. The defense plan involves him because of his special abilities, in particular his Patronus. But the problem is - Harry's Patronus is far from being reliable.

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While doing his Patronus training with Lupin, Harry encounters a surprise - first the Boggart doesn't work any longer, then his Patronus doesn't work as expected, and finally Lupin has some astonishing comments to all that.

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Harry and his friends travel to Hogwarts, using the Hogwarts Express. As predicted, the Dark Forces attack the train ...

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It's the evening with the Sorting Hat ceremony and Dumbledore's announcements. The Headmaster explains not only the background of the recent attack, he also has some amazing news concerning Hogwarts and Beauxbatons.

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First days in this new term. O.W.L.s play a role, a larger one for Hermione and a smaller one for Harry and Ron. Then a new topic is raised - Giants. And Snape talks with Harry, definitely a four-eyes talk ...

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The four Quidditch teams join to form the Flying Squad. Harry's first partner is the Slytherin seeker - maybe not Harry's first choice, but ...

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Harry's shift with his first team partner ends, however first there is an invitation in the Slytherin tower for Harry and another one in the Gryffindor tower for Bob.

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Harry enjoys his four-weeks' shift with Cho as team partner in squad patrols, and dreads the day when this will change. Then, Hogwarts encounters some totally unexpected guests, and one of them might solve Harry's problem ...

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It's high time to solve a growing problem - Ron doesn't play a role in the fortress Hogwarts, he is no squad member, nothing. So the friends do a brainstorming and come up with an idea.

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The new Defence against the Dark Arts teacher gives a remarkable inauguratory speech, which causes quite some trouble for Harry. However, this is nothing compared to the trouble he has soon afterwards, when a minor attack from the Dark Forces leads to a reorganization of the Flying Squad ...

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Harry excluded from the squad service for security reasons - a nightmare has come true. Cho finds a good team, but ...

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Harry slowly recovers from his shock of being suspended from the flying service in the squad - sufficiently to look for ways back onto a broomstick. A letter from the Goblins plays a role, and suddenly, during Astronomy, he sees a chance ...

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Days of preparation for all students in Hogwarts. Christmas is close, and the Christmas Ball is closer. Before that, Harry has to visit the Giant chief, Lleyrin the Fist. It is planned as part of the Giants O.W.L. And then, the day of the Christmas Ball has come ...

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Christmas in Hogwarts - for security reasons, with all students staying there. Time for presents, for surprises - and the biggest surprise comes from the Goblins, as the response to Harry's request ....

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Squad training for the new broomsticks - the Steel Wings - hasn't even started yet when Ron arrives with an alarm message. And of course - concerned about Hagrid, Harry isn't held by rules nor promises, not even by Cho's comment. This has consequences ...

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Christmas time, leisure time. Playing with presents - for example with sweets created by the Weasley twins ...

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In a few days, Harry will do his patrol exam with Cho as his partner. And the teachers will present a very serious trial. This needs preparation, so Harry uses all his friends to get help ...

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Harry on squad patrol with Cho - only this is no regular patrol, this is hix exam he must pass to resume squad service. He is armed with help from everybody, but he has to face a determined opposition - with Dumbledore on top ...

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After the stressful exam patrol, it's good to recover a bit and just talk. Harry and Cho have to tell their story several times, for example to the house-elves. Lleyrin the Fist tells them the rest of his own story. Snape talks with Hermione. And finally, Almyra talks with Harry, although he has to start it the other way around, which is strange, somehow ...

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It's time to sign for O.W.L.s. Of course, this includes short conversations with the teachers of the particular course. For Harry, this means talking with Drilencu - after weeks of frosty weather between them ...

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Frosty climate between Harry and Hermione, while Ron's heating up himself because these two cannot come to terms. Then Harry learns about Almyra's background of Voodoo, uses what he learned in class, with a desastrous effect ...

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In Transfiguration, Harry runs into trouble with his Parseltongue. In Divination, Harry runs into trouble together with Ron. In Almyra's interview, Harry runs into something which is pretty empty. For compensation, Hermione's madness escalates to a scene she isn't likely to forget ...

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Chapter 24 - Ordeal

In this situation, with his favourite teacher caught by Voldemort, all Harry can do is waiting, hoping Dumbledore's attempts are successful ...

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In the light of the recent events and the current state, with Lupin a prisoner of Voldemort, Harry doesn't feel embarrassed any longer when using his Parseltongue to the full extent. Otherwise, he can only wait, and think about his strategy. Cho comes to help by offering a training tool, actually a game ...

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In the last two days before full moon, Harry extends his skill in strategy and magical tricks, as well as in something else. Then comes the night with a full moon in the sky - time to rescue Lupin. To try, at least ...

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The Beauxbatons ball is drawing closer, and thus the invitation to the Delacour castle. Problem is - Harry doesn't know French. So he talks with Fleur. She has a solution. It works well, only Cho's reaction is, well,, let's say, she's not really amused .... While at the ball evening, Harry and Cho really have fun. Might have to do with some champagne ...

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Harry wakes up in the Delacour castle. After a breakfast during which Fleur's father explains the finer details of handling alcoholic drinks, Harry is caught for the rest of the day by his most dedicated admirer - Gabrielle. Only that this admiration seems to make him more of a slave. Oh yes, and Ron finds reason to talk much more French than he planned ...

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Basically, this should be the time to come back to normalcy. However, for Ron, there is no way back because - well, for some reason, and Harry's chances are spoiled as soon as he pays another visit to his weird conversation partner ...

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Red alert in the fortress Hogwarts - how much time is left before the enemy arrives? Harry and Cho have the opportunity to learn how a four-hour patrol feels. Soon afterwards, the enemy comes into view - in a weird and frightening shape ...

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The fortress of Hogwarts is under attack from the Dark Forces - but the defenders strike back ...

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Cleaning up after the battle - a task which includes pleasent moments too, however quite some unpleasent ones. For example, parents that were called because of a casualty ... On the other side, grief and sorrow can open many eyes ...

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The battle is fought, the aftermath almost over - now it's time to clean up in the minds, the souls, and also in the Hogwarts' organization. In addition, it is time to say goodbye to some people, living ones as well as dead ones ...

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Harry has to give lots of interviews - first to Rita Skeeter, then to Almyra, and finally to lots of teachers. For his O.W.L.s, of course. This done, he can listen to the Headmaster when Dumbledore awards the last points in the House Cup. Very surprising ones, actually ... And then the Hogwarts Express is there ...

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