Harry Potter and the Power of Emotions


Story Summary:
Harry wakes up around midnight. A few moments later he finds that Fred and George have apparated into his room.

Chapter 14

Chapter Summary:
Harry has a Divination lesson and the first Quidditch match of the Season
Author's Note:
Thanks to my beta Dissendent. I got a lot less grammar mistakes now.

Chapter 14: Mysterious thunder

When Harry spoke to Lavender a few days later, she told him that Hermione had been lying on her bed during every break they had. Probably she needed to think about things. Maybe this meant that she was beginning to see Harry's point of view. Harry smiled. He liked it better when Ron and Hermione were on speaking terms. But they had rarely been since Ron got shifted aside for Malfoy.

During the next Divination lesson Trelawney went in upon another facet of Astrology. They had already learned about what the angles of the stars meant, but this time she was teaching them about the star signs.

"People born between the 21st of July and the 20th of August have the sign Leo. They match perfectly with Aries and Sagittarius. If you believe in the phrase opposites attract you can also include Aquarius. People born under the Leo star sign are mostly going to die earlier than others," said Trelawney in her usual ethereal voice. "Here you have a chart and go think about what sign you are and what signs are your match."

"I'm a... Pisces," said Ron. "That makes me compatible with... er... Cancer and... er.. Scorpio. Opposite is... let's see.. Virgo. Hermione is a Virgo. I wonder what Malfoy is?"

"The way it seems now a Taurus or a... ehm... Capricorn. I want to know what sign Luna is, though. Maybe there is a horoscope in the Quibbler," said Harry.

"I bet there is, we just haven't looked properly yet, we weren't interested you know!" added Ron.

" Next lesson I will be giving will be about Chinese Astrology, as they have other signs," said Trelawney as the bell rang.

Harry and Ron walked to their next lesson, still talking about the probability of relationships already laid before them at birth by the stand of the sun. It made Harry think. Crazy as it was, what else was determined solely by how the sun stood in the sky? Had it said in the stars that Voldemort would choose him and not Neville? Stood it in the stars that he would survive attacks by Voldemort so many times? It were six times already that Harry had escaped Lord Voldemort. Still he wasn't gone. But neither was Lord Voldemort.


The first Quidditch match of the season was now rapidly approaching. Gryffindor versus Slytherin. Harry let his team practise for an hour each day.

"You're all doing terrific," said Harry. "I've been trying to find out who Bletchley has selected. There are two new Chasers and a new Keeper. The new Keeper is Millicent Bulstrode, and the new Chasers are Pansy Parkinson and Malcolm Baddock. It shouldn't be too difficult to give them a good kick in the ass."

"Yeah," cried the rest of the team.


Finally it was there, the Quidditch match against Slytherin. Now that Lee Jordan had left the commentating of the match was done by Seamus. He was not so in the league as Lee had been, but still there was no Slytherin commentator. That would have been worse.

Madam Hooch made Harry and Bletchley shake hands. Bletchley tried to squash Harry's hand so he couldn't catch the Snitch with it. On Madam Hooch's signal they mounted their brooms and flew away to their usual positions.

The Slytherins were fast on their Nimbus 2001s. Although only Malfoy, Crabbe, Goyle and Bletchley had them now. Which meant the Slytherins were getting slower. Harry of course still had his faithful Firebolt. Both Pansy and Malcolm scored twice for Slytherin, while Katie and Colin both scored once for Gryffindor.

Barely fifteen minutes in the match the thunder began. It was no ordinary thunder, because the bolts of lightning were red and straight. It was only when Harry saw what being hit by the beams meant, that he realised what they were. They were Curses. Cruciatus Curses to be exact.

Harry meant to fly straight to Madam Hooch for a time-out when he saw the golden shimmer of the Snitch. It was near Keeper Bulstrodes ankles. Harry sped to her. She must have thought that he had the Quaffle because she was extra alert watching his every move. It gave Ginny time to score while Harry sped towards the Snitch. His hand closed tightly around the small golden ball. He held it up high. Gryffindor had won with 180 over 40.

On the stands Lunas outrageous hat roared. She had improved it over the summer. It now chewed up the serpent, like she intended to have it do in the first place.

After the match Harry went straight for Dumbledore's office.

"Sugar Quill," Harry panted and the stone gargoyle sprang aside. Harry climbed the stairs and knocked.

"Come in," said Dumbledore. Harry opened the door. Dumbledore was sitting behind his desk.

"What did you want to tell me, Harry?" Dumbledore asked.

"Well," began Harry, "During the Quidditch match there was a strange thunder and lightning bolts. It rained Cruciatus Curses. I guess there were some Death Eaters hidden in the clouds."

Dumbledore nodded and stroked his long silver beard.

"Yes, some of the teachers have already contacted me. Luckily they weren't able to see properly throught those clouds. And I guess that they were too scared to hit anyone on the Slytherin team. Luckily no one got hurt."Dumbledore said. "It's no use contacting the Ministry, they have already gone... But I'll contact the Order. It seems the Death Eaters are getting restless..."

Author notes: I've got some comments about my Dumbledore being OoC. I apologize for that. But I'm not that good a writer as J.K. And as for the grammar... I found a beta again! So hopefully that will be better.