Chapter 1 - The Worst Birthday


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31 July, 1992 - Harry's 12th Birthday

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Harry Potter is far from an ordinary boy. As a matter of fact, he is as far from normal as it is possible to be. Harry is a wizard - a wizard fresh from his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry lives with his cruel uncle Vernon Dursley, aunt Petunia and their son Dudley because he is an orphan. At the age of one, his parents were killed by a dark wizard named Voldemort. Somehow, Harry escaped with his life, destroying Voldemort in the process. On the morning that our story starts, anticipation is high in the Dursley household. That very evening, Vernon plans to throw a very important dinner party at the house to entertain a potential buisness partner, a Mr Mason. During breakfast, Vernon runs through plans for the event with his family, each of whom have a special role to play in catering for the guest. Harry, who Mr Mason does not know to exist, is to remain hidden upstairs and not to make any noise. This is especially harsh due to the fact that the day just happens to be Harry's birthday, and nobody has remembered. Not even his friends in the wizarding world have bothered to make contact. As the morning progresses, Harry is tasked with completing several household chores, one of which includes tidying the garden for the special occasion. As he wrestles with some weeds, he notices a pair of enormous eyes peering out at him from the bushes but, when he looks again, they have vanished. With evening approaching, Harry is sent upstairs to be out of sight when Mr Mason arrives. Feeling upset at having such a miserable birthday, he heads into his bedroom and turns to collapse on the bed. The only problem is that there is already somebody lying upon it...

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  • Number Four, Privet Drive</li>

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Featured: *Dobby

  • Dursley, Dudley
  • Dursley, Petunia
  • Dursley, Vernon
  • Potter, Harry

Mentioned: *Granger, Hermione

  • Hagrid, Rubeus
  • Malfoy, Draco
  • Mr Mason
  • Mrs Mason
  • Snape, Severus
  • Lord Voldemort
  • Weasley, Ron
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