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Old May 17th, 2009, 8:59 am
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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

It's been quite a while since I've been in this thread, because for whatever reason I fell behind and abandoned the HBP script I was working on, but I'm back and here is the first portion of the one I'm working on now.




HBP scenes 1-3: SPINNER'S END/HORACE SLUGHORN/HARRY POTTER: THE CHOSEN ONE?:    


  
FADE IN
The WARNER BROS. logo moves toward camera through a strong dark mist that covers the sky.

PAN DOWN
EXT. MILLENIUM BRIDGE – MORNING
This mist surrounds the area of the crowded bridge itself as well. From one car radio we hear this part of a news report:

NEWSCASTER (V.O.)
Once again certain locations throughout Britain are being plagued by an inexplicable and strangely persistent mist. Several accidents and injuries have been reported of late due to this, and...

CUT TO
A few bus passengers look around curiously at the sound of a crumbling and shaking below. The bus comes to an abrupt halt.

DRIVER
Don't anybody worry, I'm sure it's nothing worry about.

All of a sudden the vehicle seems to implode: windows shatter, people are flung about, panic ensues.

CUT TO
EXT. MILLENIUM BRIDGE – SAME TIME
Complete devastation: the poles holding the bridge up come crashing down, cars are swiftly demolished, the mist animates and envelops the remainder of it, the entire structure collapses spectacularly, and several innocent lives are lost.

DISSOLVE TO
The DAILY PROPHET photo of this disaster appears over the headline "DEATH EATERS SUSPECT IN MUGGLE BRIDGE COLLAPSE.”

CUT TO
INT. DRAWING ROOM – LATE NIGHT
SEVERUS SNAPE folds the paper up, looking disgruntled. The drawing room around him is sparsely decorated, merely including a threadbare sofa, a rickety armchair, musty old bookshelves lining the walls, and a lamp hanging from the ceiling casting a dim blue light; it's as if no one has occupied this space in decades. Someone knocks at the door; SNAPE checks that the curtains are closed and moves to answer it.

CUT TO
INT. DRAWING ROOM – SAME TIME
SNAPE stands surrounded by two women in black robes: BELLATRIX LESTRANGE and another, with long blonde hair, pale skin, and cold, haughty features.

SNAPE
This is a rather late hour, but how pleasant to see the two of you here.

BELLATRIX
This is where you live, Snape? Filthy little muggle dunghill, isn't it?

SNAPE
I am sorry it doesn't appeal to your discriminating tastes, Bellatrix. What brings you here, Narcissa?

NARCISSA
Severus, it's my son. I know it was supposed to be secret, I know I shouldn't be here -

BELLATRIX
Then you ought to hold your tongue! Especially in present company.

NARCISSA
Bella, please!

SNAPE
Present company? You don't trust me, Bellatrix?

BELLATRIX
You know I don’t, Snape. And I think my sister’s better off not trusting someone who’s spent the last 16 years in Dumbledore’s pocket.

SNAPE
I was sent to collect information on Dumbledore and his school, or don’t you remember?

BELLATRIX
I remember - but you've stayed.

SNAPE
Yes, I’ve stayed. I was offered a safe haven at Hogwarts. Oddly enough, I preferred that to a cell amidst the dementors. And when The Dark Lord returned, I had 15 years of treasured secrets for him – a more appealing gift than the tales of how miserable Azkaban is, don’t you think?

BELLATRIX
And when he did return, why were you not at his side?

SNAPE
Because Dumbledore had instructed me to wait two hours - precisely two hours.

BELLATRIX
Dumbledore?

SNAPE
The old fool thinks me his spy, after all…

BELLATRIX
Then I guess the most important question is: why have you not killed Harry Potter when you’ve had him at your mercy for five years?

SNAPE
Much as I loathe the boy, it would be rather conspicuous if I murdered him over breakfast in The Great Hall. And let’s not forget, The Dark Lord wants Potter for himself.
(pause)
You would be foolish to think I hadn’t answered these questions to The Dark Lord himself. He trusts my judgment; you doubt his?

BELLATRIX
Of course not!

SNAPE
But don’t trust my words, trust this.

SNAPE lifts up his sleeve to reveal THE DARK MARK burned into his wrist.

NARCISSA
If you two are done…

SNAPE
Yes, I think we are.

NARCISSA
Severus, The Dark Lord has given my son a mission.

SNAPE
I already know of the plan.

NARCISSA
(tears on her face)
Then you know you must help him! It's just punishment for failing to retrieve the prophecy! He cannot succeed on his own!

BELLATRIX
You should be proud! If I had a son, I would gladly give him up to The Dark Lord.

SNAPE
I will try to watch over the boy.

BELLATRIX
Oh yes, you hear that, Cissy, he will try!

NARCISSA
That's not enough. I want you to take The Unbreakable Vow.

SNAPE and BELLATRIX look truly surprised.

BELLATRIX
Cissy, you must be joking, you can’t really believe he’d -

SNAPE
You are asking a great deal; an Unbreakable Vow is not to be taken lightly.

NARCISSA
Severus, please…

SNAPE pauses and, amazingly, replies:

SNAPE
Very well.

NARCISSA
Bella, we need a bonder.

BELLATRIX
You know I can’t play along with this.

NARCISSA
Please, Bella...for me.

SNAPE and NARCISSA stand in front of one another with BELLATRIX holding her wand at their clasped arms.

NARCISSA
Severus Snape, do you promise to watch over my son in his mission, to ensure his safety, and to complete his task yourself if he should fail?

SNAPE
I do.

A dazzling red light slithers around and binds their hands together like a rope. The red turns to a brilliant white and over it appears the title HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE.

PULL OUT and that white is now the light of a streetlamp on PRIVET DRIVE. Suddenly, the light is sucked out and into a silver device held in the hand of ALBUS DUMBLEDORE. The entire street is near pitch black now; DUMBLEDORE looks down to see HARRY POTTER walking toward him.

DUMBLEDORE
Harry, I’m glad you came.

HARRY
Of course. But where are we going, sir?

DUMBLEDORE
We’re going to meet with a former colleague of mine. Now, am I right that you don’t have your apparition license yet?

HARRY
No. Don’t you have to be 17?

DUMBLEDORE
That’s correct. Hold onto my arm then – the left, if you would.

He gestures with his right arm and we see that it has been rather mangled, looking blackened and withered; a black ring with a cracked stone in the center now decorates the middle finger.

HARRY
What happened to it?

DUMBLEDORE
Oh, it is an enthralling tale – one best left for another time.

He reaches his arm out, HARRY takes it, and instantly their grip comes loose, the frame itself seems to compress and contract, sound drops out, and the colors behind seem hazy. Seconds later, all is normal again as HARRY stumbles up from the ground.

DUMBLEDORE
Are you alright?

HARRY
Yeah…although, I think I prefer a broom.
(DUMBLEDORE smiles.)
Where are we?

DUMBLEDORE
This, Harry, is the charming village of Budleigh Babberton. Follow me.

HARRY and DUMBLEDORE make their way through the neighborhood, past an old war memorial in front of a church and a number of private cottages and gardens.

HARRY
Sir, is it true that Cornelius Fudge has been sacked?

DUMBLEDORE
Actually, he resigned. Rufus Scrimgeour has been assigned Minister in his place.

HARRY
Is he any good?

DUMBLEDORE
Interesting question. Certainly he is capable. He used to head the auror department, so he has more combat experience than Cornelius – and that is not insignificant at this time.

HARRY
I think I’d prefer just about anyone over Fudge.

DUMBLEDORE
I daresay many would agree. Tell me, Harry, has your scar been hurting lately? Have you had any…visions?

HARRY
No, nothing since…Which is weird, I figured, now that Voldemort is getting more and more powerful again, my scar would be burning all the time.

DUMBLEDORE
I thought otherwise. It is my belief that, after his attempt to take possession of your body, Voldemort has realized the dangerous level of access you have to his thoughts and feelings, and is trying to keep you out.

HARRY
Well, I’m not complaining.

DUMBLEDORE
This is it. Oh my…

DUMBLEDORE stops in his tracks at a home with a great deal of smoke rising from the chimney, windows broken, small fires lingering in the garden, and the front door hanging off its hinges.

DUMBLEDORE
(taking out his wand)
Harry, take out your wand.


CUT TO
HARRY and DUMBLEDORE have their wands raised and illuminated as they enter the house and see further devastation: a chandelier fallen to the floor, shards of glass sprinkled throughout the room, seat cushions slashed, feathers all around, a grandfather clock lying on its side in the corner, and blood splattered on parts of the walls.

HARRY
What d’you think happened?

DUMBLEDORE turns and eyes a strangely rotund armchair; he points his wand toward it, mutters the incantation “specialus revelio,” and the armchair has become a very large, bald man in maroon velvet. He looks up at DUMBLEDORE in surprise (‘though not as surprised as HARRY).

OLD MAN
Albus! How on Earth did you find me?!

DUMBLEDORE
My dear Horace, if the Death Eaters had come to call, surely they’d have left a Mark.

HORACE
The Dark Mark, I knew there was something!

DUMBLEDORE
Hmm – would you like my help cleaning up?

HORACE
Please.

In a few seconds, the entire room is restored: the door is returned to its hinges, the upholstery is sewn back up, the chandelier (and the shards of glass sprayed about) flies back up to the ceiling, the grandfather clock is lifted back up, and the blood is wiped away.

HORACE
Yes, there we are.

DUMBLEDORE
These precautions…are they for the Death Eaters’ benefit or mine?

HORACE
Oh please, Albus, what would the Death Eaters want with a broken-down old buffer like me?

DUMBLEDORE
I’m sure they could find a use for your talents – or your knowledge.

He and HORACE exchange a meaningful look before the latter takes notice of HARRY.

HORACE
Oh, so that’s how you thought you’d convince me, is it?

DUMBLEDORE
Oh, how rude of me; Harry, this is Horace Slughorn; Horace, this is –

SLUGHORN
(with the typical awe)
- Harry Potter.

HARRY
Hi, good to meet you.
(pause)
So, that blood on the walls?

SLUGHORN
Oh, dragon. Yes, extraordinarily valuable, dragon’s blood – 12 uses, if I’m not mistaken. Unfortunately, that was my last bottle.
(eyeing DUMBLEDORE again)
Well, anyway, I haven’t given them the chance; I’ve been on the move for some time now, never in the same place twice. You can never be sure where your enemies are these days.

DUMBLEDORE
Sounds rather exhausting for a broken-down old buffer.

SLUGHORN
If this is where you plan to tell me how much safer it is at Hogwarts, save it, you cannot convince me.

DUMBLEDORE
Very well. Before we leave, do you have a bathroom I could use?

SLUGHORN
Yes, it’s to your left down the hall.

DUMBLEDORE exits, leaving HARRY and SLUGHORN alone. SLUGHORN’s eyes stay fixed on HARRY’s forehead – specifically that scar.

SLUGHORN
You look very like your father, you know. Not the eyes, of course, you have your –

HARRY
- mother’s eyes, I’ve heard.

SLUGHORN
Yes, well…a teacher shouldn’t have favorites, obviously, but I’ll tell you a secret: your mother was mine. I always wished she had been in my House.

HARRY
Which was your House?

SLUGHORN
I was head of Slytherin.

HARRY
Oh.

SLUGHORN
Don’t hold it against me now. You’ll be Gryffindor like her, I suppose?

HARRY
Yeah.

SLUGHORN
Yes, it usually goes that way with families. Although another prized pupil of mine, Sirius Black, he was in Gryffindor.

SLUGHORN is not facing HARRY, therefore he doesn’t notice the slightly pained look on his face at the casual mention of SIRIUS’ name.

SLUGHORN
The whole of the Black family – including his brother Regulus, at the same time – were Slytherin, except Sirius. I’d have liked the set.
(pause)
Your mother was muggle-born, of course. Blew me away when I found out, thought she must have been pureblood, she was so good.

HARRY
One of my best friends is muggle-born and she’s the best in our year.

SLUGHORN
Funny how that sometimes happens.

HARRY.
Not really.

SLUGHORN
Oh, you mustn’t think me prejudiced! I have just said she was my favorite student, after all.

HARRY
Mr. Slughorn, can I ask…why don’t you want to come back to Hogwarts?

SLUGHORN
Look, it’s all very well for Dumbledore to talk, but a sensible wizard must keep his head down in times like these. Taking back my post there would be tantamount to declaring my allegiance to The Order of the Phoenix, and while I’m sure they’re very noble and brave and all the rest, I don’t fancy the mortality rate!

HARRY
Actually, most of the teachers at Hogwarts don’t have anything to do with the Order – and Voldemort hasn't killed any of them as far as I know. And as I understand it, there are loads of new defensive spells over the school now – plus there’s always Dumbledore, so I reckon Hogwarts is probably the safest place to be.

SLUGHORN
Dumbledore was very weakened after he fought He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named at the Ministry, it was all over the papers. I don’t know, I still think laying low…

HARRY
Look, if there’s anyone who should be staying away from Hogwarts because it’s not safe, it’s me, right?

SLUGHORN
(with a chuckle)
I suppose that’s right.

DUMBLEDORE then returns to the living room.

DUMBLEDORE
Some lovely muggle magazines here, Horace. I do enjoy knitting patterns. Ready to go, Harry?

SLUGHORN
Alright, I’ll do it!

DUMBLEDORE
I’m sorry?

SLUGHORN
I’ll go back! Perhaps I’m going mad in my age, but I’ve decided.

DUMBLEDORE
Wonderful!

SLUGHORN
Of course I’ll expect a pay rise.

DUMBLEDORE
Naturally.

CUT TO
DUMBLEDORE and HARRY have left and are returning on the wooded path.

DUMBLEDORE
Well done, Harry. It seems you convinced Horace – or rather, Professor Slughorn now.

HARRY
I know what you were doing: leaving us alone, so that I would convince him myself. You could have just told me that was the plan.

DUMBLEDORE
I don’t think it would have been as effective then. And a good plan it was.

CUT TO
EXT. THE BURROW – MOMENTS LATER
HARRY and DUMBLEDORE apparate in front of THE BURROW’s back door.

DUMBLEDORE
Harry, before you we part, I know you will not like hearing it, but I want to say how well you seem to be dealing with everything that happened at the Ministry. I think Sirius would be proud of you; certainly I am.

HARRY struggles a bit to find the words.

HARRY
It’s just so hard, to know that I’ll never see him again, he’ll never talk to me again. It’s like I kept waiting to find out it wasn’t real, that he’d faked it for the sake of some mission…

DUMBLEDORE
It’s cruel that you two had so little time together.

HARRY
When I was at my aunt and uncle’s I was thinking how easy it is to just shut myself up, let life go by…but then that’s the last thing Sirius would want, isn’t it?

DUMBLEDORE
An admirable sentiment. Now, let’s not deprive Molly of the chance to deplore how thin you are.

CUT TO
INT. THE BURROW – KITCHEN – THE NEXT MORNING
HARRY comes down the spiral staircase, where RON, HERMIONE, and MRS. WEASLEY are gathered around the table.

RON (O.S.)
Only you would flip out that you got 11 OWLs, only you.

HERMIONE
I didn’t flip out, it’s just…interesting. Hi, Harry.

RON
Hey, Harry.

HARRY
Hey.

MRS. WEASLEY
Morning, Harry dear.

HARRY
Morning, Mrs. Weasley.

GINNY comes in and quickly walks over to HARRY, giving him a somewhat surprising hug.

GINNY
Harry! When did you get here?

HARRY
Just last night; Dumbledore brought me.

RON
Dumbledore? Whoa, what happened?

HARRY
(sitting down)
I’ll tell you later.

HERMIONE
How are you?

HARRY
(in that “I don’t want to talk about it” way)
I’m fine.

Someone knocks at the door three times sharply, and MRS. WEASLEY goes to answer it.

MRS. WEASLEY
That’ll be Arthur.

She reaches for the knob, but the person on the other side, MR. WEASLEY, says:

MR. WEASLEY (O.S.)
No, Molly, ask the question!

MRS. WEASLEY
Oh, Arthur, this is ridiculous!

MR. WEASLEY
Not if you want to be sure your husband is on the other side of this door.

GINNY
(to HARRY)
It’s new Ministry procedure. They’re putting out all these new security advisory memos.

MRS. WEASLEY
Fine, what is your deepest desire in life?

MR. WEASLEY (O.S.)
To find out how airplanes stay up. Now, what do you like me to call you when we’re alone together?

MRS. WEASLEY
Arthur, you changed it!
(whispered, and horrified)
Mollywobbles.

HARRY and GINNY exchange a look that’s half-amused and half-“I didn’t want to hear that.” ARTHUR comes in and takes his seat.

MR. WEASLEY
Hello, Harry.

HARRY
Mr. Weasley. So, where are Fred and George?

GINNY
Oh, they’ve got a place in Diagon Alley – above their joke shop.

HARRY
Those two with a joke shop? Sounds brilliant!

RON
Yeah, it does, but we haven’t had the chance to go yet.

MR. WEASLEY
If it was safe to go to Diagon Alley, we would.

MRS. WEASLEY
No word on Ollivander then?

MR. WEASLEY
None, and his shop’s been boarded up for weeks.

HARRY
Ollivander? He’s the one who sold me my wand.

MR. WEASLEY
You and the rest of London.

RON
He’s disappeared; they suspect You-Know-Who wants him for something.

MR. WEASLEY
Voldemort's grasp is growing by leaps and bounds each day; and he's not just trying to control the wizarding world, he's after the muggles as well. That hurricane in Kent yesterday...well, let's just say that was no hurricane.

HERMIONE
Is it true about the dementors then, that the Ministry's lost control of them?

MR. WEASLEY
Oh, the dementors haven't served the Ministry for some time.

HARRY
Surely the Order is doing something.

MR. WEASLEY
We're trying the best we can, of course, but I won't deny, we're losing men. Emmeline Vance was killed last week. And with the Carrows out of Azkaban now...

GINNY
I can’t believe it’s all happening again.

MR. WEASLEY
And Harry, you’ll want to see this.

He reaches over and passes HARRY a copy of THE DAILY PROPHET with the front-page headline “HARRY POTTER: THE CHOSEN ONE?”

HARRY
(to RON and HERMIONE)
I need to talk to you two.

CUT TO
INT. THE BURROW – RON’S BEDROOM - MOMENTS LATER

HERMIONE
(holding the copy of the PROPHET)
What a shock, the Prophet’s writing fiction about you.

HARRY
Actually, they’ve finally got it right.

RON
What do you mean?

HARRY
I mean there was a prophecy, and it did say that only one of us - me or Voldemort - could survive. One of us is going to have to kill the other, there's no way around it.

RON and HERMIONE share stunned looks.

HERMIONE
Oh, Harry, I can't imagine how terrified you must be.

HARRY
Well...we've always known it would come to this, really, haven't we?

RON
Blimey – how are you supposed to prepare for something like that?

HARRY
If I knew, I’d be doing it.

RON
Well, no pressure, right?

HARRY
Right.

HERMIONE
Just because it's a prophecy doesn't mean it's going to happen. It's divination, it's all rather rubbish, after all. We can't just take this at face value.

HARRY
We?

HERMIONE
Can't very well let you go off on your own, now can we?

RON
Should be another relaxing year then.

HARRY
You know me: I like a quiet life.

RON and HERMIONE laugh.
  



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The Traitor:    


  INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-KITCHEN-AFTERNOON-NEXT DAY

The scene cuts to Harry slamming the paper on the kitchen table. Ron and Hermione both grab it and read the headline.

HERMIONE
No!

RON
This isn’t good.

HERMIONE
And he has access to Dumbledore’s study…which means…I’ll be back!

She runs out of the kitchen quickly. Harry picks up the paper and looks down at it.

HARRY
Looks like he’s appointed the Carrows as new teachers… They were on top of the tower the night Dumbledore died.

RON
Blimey.

HARRY
And there are more Death Eaters watching the house. They must know we’re here…

RON
Yeah but don’t you think they’d be able to get in already if Snape told them how?

HARRY
You’re right…

BOOM a body falls onto the table. Harry and Ron jump back as they realize its Mundungus Fletcher and standing on him is Kreacher.

KREACHER
Kreacher has returned with the thief Mundungus Fletcher, Master.

Mundungus tries to pull out his wand but Kreacher kicks it out of his hand and starts to slap him continuously in the face.

HARRY
That’s enough Kreacher.

KREACHER
Can I hit him once more please Master?

Harry looks over at Ron who is laughing and Harry shrugs.

HARRY
Sure.

Kreacher slaps Mundungus once more and jumps off of him.

RON
That was brilliant.

HARRY
Get up….I said get up!

Harry points his wand at Mundungus who quickly jumps off the table and faces him.

MUNDUNGUS
Listen…I’m sorry about the rescue okay. I panicked and You-Know-Who was coming flying at me and I never volunteered to die for you….

HARRY
I’m not interested in why you ran out on Mad-Eye.

MUNDUNGUS
Then why the ‘ell am I being ‘unted down by ‘ouse-elves?

HARRY
Why were you here?

MUNDUNGUS
What?

HARRY
It’s obvious the house had been rummaged through and thanks to Kreacher we found out it was you. Why were you taking things from here?

MUNDUNGUS
Well Sirius never cared about any of this junk…

BAM a potatoe hits Mundungus in the head. The camera pans over to show that it was Kreacher who threw it.

KREACHER
How dare you call Master’s possessions junk!

HARRY
You know I really don’t care what else you took but there was this one item…a locket….

MUNDUNGUS
Yeah…would’ve gotten a pretty penny from that woman didn’t threaten me.

HARRY
Woman?

MUNDUNGUS
Yeah. I was selling in Diagon Alley and she come up to me asking is I had a license for trading magical artifacts. She was gonna fine me, but took a fancy to the locket and told me she’d take it and let me off that time.

HARRY
Who was it?

MUNDUNGUS
Dunno…some Ministry hag…she sorta looked like a toad.

Harry and Ron’s eyes both widen when he says this. T hey both look at each other.

HARRY and RON
Umbridge.

BOOM Mundungus is flown back across the room. We see Hermione with her wand pointed at him.

RON
Oh…there you are…

HERMIONE
I see Kreacher found the traitor.

HARRY
Yeah….

Harry walks over to him and looks down and see’s Mundungus is completely knocked out.

RON
You knocked him out.

HERMIONE
Sorry…when I saw him I just…well…anyway..did you find out anything?

HARRY
Yeah.

HERMIONE
Well…where is the locket?

HARRY
Umbridge has it.

HERMIONE
No….

HARRY
She took it from him when he was selling Sirius’s things in Diagon Ally.

HERMIONE
This is just….just….

RON
Where were you off to anyway? You just ran out of here.

HERMIONE
Phineas Nigellus.

RON
What about him?

HERMIONE
Snape could send Phineas to look inside this house for him. So I moved his portrait into that enchanted bag so he won’t be able to see anything.

RON
Good thinking!

HERMIONE
Thank you…so what are we going to do about Umbridge and the locket.

HARRY
There’s only one thing we can do….go and get it.

Hermione and Ron cast looks at each other and we hear a rumble. Everyone turns around to see Kreacher pulling Mundungus by the leg into his cupboard.

HARRY
Kreacher…what are you doing?

KREACHER
Kreacher is just going to have a little…word…with the traitor Fletcher master.

Kreacher smiles at Harry before he pulls Mundungus into the room and closes the door.
  


Magic is Might:    


  The scene cuts to a sweeping shot of LONDON. The camera then pans down into a small Muggle Coffee Shop. It passes through the window and goes to a table where Harry, Ron, and Hermione are sitting. Hermione and Ron both are dressed very differently with wigs and so is Harry (Who has on a mustache aswell as Ron.) They sitting in the back of the nearly empty diner.

INT. MUGGLE BAR-MIDDAY

HERMIONE
I can’t believe you talked me into doing this Harry…this is crazy.

HARRY
What other choice do we have Hermione? We’ve staked out the Ministry for days…we’re as ready as we’ll ever be.

HERMIONE
Well I’ve perfected the disillusionment charm so we will blend in with all our surroundings. We must be careful though…they’re bound to be on the lookout for intruders….every little detail matters. Do we have to go over the plan again?

HARRY
No…You and Ron will use the disillusionment charm and wait patiently at the exit for me. I’ll take my cloak…retreat the locket…and viola.

HERMIONE
It’s not that simple Harry….

HARRY
It’ll be fine Hermione…trust me.

RON
So how are we getting in again?

HERMIONE
Honestly Ron….

INT. ALLEYWAY- MINISTRY OF MAGIC ENTRANCE-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to a shot of a tiny alleyway. The camera slowly pans down the wall and we can see Hermione and Ron are blending in with their surroundings. We see a shot of Harry under his invisibility cloak. They stand there silently as SWOOSH MAFALDA HOPKIRK appears in the alley. She walks past them not seeing them and humming to herself. Hermione stops from her hiding place and points her wand at Mafalda. Mafalda pauses and then falls onto the ground unconscious.

HERMIONE
Quick!

Ron opens her purse and pulls out three TOKENS that have M.O.M. written on them. He hands one to Harry and Hermione and Ron and Harry proceed to pull Mafalda into a small room. Closing the door behind her and locking it.

RON
Ready?

INT. MINISTRY OF MAGIC ENTRANCE BATHROOM-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to them following a wizard into the bathrooms. Hermione has her hand covering her eyes and is being lead by Ron. They quickly run in and stand still as the door closes. The man turns around and looks straight at them but doesn’t see them. He shrugs and walks into a stall.

RON
Now what?

HERMIONE
We go into the stalls I think.

The trio stuff themselves into one cubicle.

HERMIONE
Now remember…if by chance this entrance cancels out the spells hopefully…and this is a big chance…our disguises will hold up long enough for us to hide and reapply it. Now Harry keep your cloak around you tight. We’re not sure if there’s someone watching and it’ll be strange to see a pair of legs just flying out.

HARRY
Let’s just do this Hermione.

HERMIONE
Harry we have to be….

She stops talking as she hears the door close. Then they hear a flush and she begins talking again.

HERMIONE
Harry….

HARRY
We’ll be fine.

She sighs as we see Harry (From under the Invisibility Cloak) step into the toilet. He reaches up and pulls the string and SWOOSH the bottom of the toilet opens and Harry is now flying down a chute. We see him curl up, wrapping the cloak tightly around him, and SWOOSH he appears in a fireplace. Harry carefully gets up and steps to the side. SWOOSH we see Ron land in the fireplace seconds later and still blending in with his surrounding. Soon after Hermione appears.

HERMIONE
I can’t believe the spells still…..

She stops as she looks out into the Atrium.

INT. MINISTRY OF MAGIC-ATRIUM-MOMENTS LATER

The camera pans up to show the ATRIUM. Where the golden fountain once was now a gigantic statue made of black stone. The statue is of a wizard and witch sitting on a thrown made of carvings of hundreds of humans wth ugly, twisted faces. Engraved in foot-high letters at the base of the statue were the words ‘MAGIC IS MIGHT’..


HERMIONE
That’s just…just….

SWOOSH someone else appears in the fireplace. We see that it is Mr. Weasley. Ron in all his excitement yells out.

RON
Dad!

Mr. Weasley pauses and looks around. He stares straight at Ron but can’t see him.

MR. WEASLEY
Is someone there?

He stands curiously still for a moment but shrugs and continues to walk. The camera follows Aurther into the lift. We see Harry slip in next to him before the lift closes.

INT. LIFT-MINISTRY OF MAGIC-MOMENTS LATER

As the lift begins to move Mr. Weasley looks around and notices the other wizards in looking deeply at him. Harry notices one of the wizards is carrying a PAMPHLET and on the pamphlet is a picture of Harry with the writings ‘UNDESIRABLE NUMBER ONE’ across it moving and flashing. The lifts stops and opens. Everyone except Arthur (and Harry) leave. As they part ways we see in a distance a figure in all pink walking towards the lift. We see Mr. Weasley tense up as the camera only show the pink shoes the lady is wearing walking towards them. The camera slowly pans up until we reveal that it is DOLORES UMBRIDGE. She gives a small smile as she see’s Arthur standing alone in the lift and she steps in. The lift door closes and they begin to move.

UMBRIDGE
Good evening, Arthur.

MR. WEASLEY
Dolores.

UMBRIDGE
Nice day for registration isn’t it? Ten people today…and one of them the wife of a Ministry employee. Tut, tut…

Long pause.

UMBRIDGE
So have you heard anything from Undesirable Number One Arthur.

MR. WEASLEY
You think I’d tell you if I did?

UMBRIDGE
Of course not…shame…your family being pureblood yet still seen as a disgrace to the wizarding community. I could put in a good word for you with the Minister if you….say…have any ideas to the wherabouts to Undesirable…

MR. WEASLEY
We have nothing to say to each other Dolores.

UMBRIDGE
Have it your way.

The lift stops and opens. We see YAXLEY standing down the hall talking to someone else from the Ministry.

UMBRIDGE
Ah Minister! I’d like to have a word with you…

She walks out of the lift and BAM runs into someone who was walking in past. The notepad she was carrying falls and she reaches down to pick it up.

UMBRIDGE
Watch where you’re going next time you imbosile!

As she leans over the LOCKET falls out from underneath her coat. She is wearing it around her neck and we see Harry’s eyes widen.

HARRY
The locket….

We see Mr. Weasley give a strange look as Yaxley rushes over to help Umbridge. Harry goes to walk out of the lift but Mr. Weasley blocks his way with his arm as the lift closes and begins to move again. Harry stands frozen.

MR. WEASLEY
I knew I heard Ron’s voice when I came to work…thought I was going insane. I know for a fact I just heard your voice Harry.

HARRY
Mr. Weasley…

MR. WEASLEY
Shhh! Now I don’t know why you’re here Harry and I know you’re sure of the massive risk and danger you’ve put yourself into coming here. Is Hermione here aswell?


HARRY
Yes…

MR. WEASLEY
Yes well…while I’m shocked that you three would do something so stupid….I’m glad to hear you’re alright and…well…I trust you Harry and if it was worth you three coming to the Ministry then it must be important. If there’s anything I can do to help….

HARRY
There is sir….could you take me to where Umbridge is going.

MR. WEASLEY
Umbridge? Harry….are you sure?

HARRY
Never been more sure of anything in my life.

INT. DEPARTMENT OF MYSTERIES-HALLWAY-MOMENTS LATER

DING- We hear the lift stop and open and we see Mr. Weasley walk out of the lift. He looks around to make sure he’s alone. He points towards the door where the courtroom is and says nothing. We see Harry (Under the cloak) walk slowly towards the courtroom. As he gets closer he starts to shiver and we see the air come from his mouth. Harry walks into the waiting room that’s right outside of the courtroom and his mouth drops open at the sight.

INT. WAITING ROOM-MINISTRY OF MAGIC-MOMENTS LATER

We see that the room is full of DEMENTORS surrounding a group of terrified people standing in front of the courtroom door. Harry moves slowly towards the door. We see Dementors turn in his direction as if they sense his presence. From inside the courtroom we hear a loud SCREAM and the door flies open. SWOOSH a man is thrown out of it. 2 Dementors quickly fly and grab him. They both hold him up in the air as Umbridge walks slowly out of the door.

REGISTRY VICTIM
No, No, I’m half blood I tell you! My father was a wizard!

UMBRIDGE
This is your final warning. If you struggle, you will be subjected to the Dementor’s kiss.

The man stops screaming and stares at her, tears streaming from his eyes.

UMBRIDGE
Take him away.

The Dementors quickly fly away carrying the man with them. Everyone in the waiting room watches as he is carried away and Umbridge clears her voice.

UMBRIDGE
Next…Mary Cattermole.

The camera pans over to the lady who slowly walks up to Umbridge. Umbridge turns to walk into the courtroom and the lady follows. Harry quickly glides in after her as the door closes.

INT. COURTROOM-MINISTRY OF MAGIC-MOMENTS LATER

As Harry walks into the room he looks up and notices more Dementors circling slowly across the ceiling looking down on them. We see Umbridge take a seat behind a high raised platform, with Yaxley next to her. Harry notices the locket on her neck.

UMBRIDGE
You are Mary Elizabeth Cattermole?

MARY
Yes.

UMBRIDGE
Married to Reginal Cattermole of the Magical Maintenance Department? Mother to Maisie, Ellie, and Alfred Cattermole?

Tears start to fall down her face.

MARY
Yes and they’re frightened, they think I might not come home….

YAXLEY
Spare us. The brats of Mudbloods do not stir our sympathies.

Harry continues to slowly walk towards Umbridge and he notices a tiny Cat Patronus pacing in front of the platform. As Harry tries to walk past it FLASH of light happens and he pauses. Umbridge and Yaxley both stand up quickly.

YAXLEY
What is it?

UMBRIDGE
Someone else is here….I put a charm up to cancel out any spell just in case someone tried to sneak in.

YAXLEY
Well…where are they Umbridge?

Harry slowly starts to back away and is stopped by something. His eyes widen in fear until he hears a voice.

RON
Shhh it’s us.

UMBRIDGE
Maybe this will help….

She pulls out of her back Mad-Eye Moody’s EYE. She puts it in front of her eyes and we see Harry standing there through it.

UMBRIDGE
You!

RON and HERMIONE
STUPIFY!!!!

BOOM the spells fly out knocking both Umbridge and Yaxley back and out. We see Umbridge’s Cat Patronus vanish.

HARRY
ACCIO LOCKET AND EYE!

SWOOSH the locket and Mad Eye's eye flies off of Umbridge’s neck and into Harry’s hand. The dementors start to fly swiftly around the room. 2 of them fly down and start to ‘soul suck’ Umbridge and Yaxley. Mary screams and runs out of the courtroom.

HARRY
What are you two doing here?

RON
We followed you.

HERMIONE
We need to get out of here before they get up. They’ll have all the entrances sealed!

They turn and dozens of Dementors block their way and the Dementors on the ceiling begin to fly down.

HARRY
Help guys. EXPECTO PATRONUM!

BOOM Harry’s Patronus quicly forms a SHILED blocking the dementors from coming down on them.

RON
EXPECTO PATRONUM!

Ron’s Terrier Patronus barks and runs quickly into the Dementors blocking the door shoving them out the way. Hermione takes the locket from Harry and mutters a spell. A duplicate is made and she points her wand and the duplicate flies back around Umbridge’s neck. Then the three of them run through the path that Ron’s patronus made.

INT. HALLWAY-MINISTRY OF MAGIC-MOMENTS LATER

As the trio run down the hall we see Dementors flying around in confusion and the people who were in the waiting room are gone. We see Mr. Weasley standing near the end of the hall near the lift. Wand at the ready.

HARRY
Get in Mr. Weasley!

INT. LIFT-MINISTRY OF MAGIC-MOMENTS LATER

Mr. Weasley steps into the lift and closes it quickly and it begins to move. Harry removes his Cloak.

MR. WEASLEY
What did you do? Harry are you crazy?!?!

HARRY
We should be safe until Yaxley and Umbridge are revived.

MR. WEASLEY
We?

RON
Hey Dad.

HERMIONE
Mr. Weasley.

MR. WEASLEY
Ron…Hermione…have they been here this whole time?

HARRY
Appareantly…even I didn’t know.



MR. WEASLEY
Good disguises kids…now Harry put the cloak on we’re almost at the Atrim. Get out of here as quick as you can!

Harry throws the clock over himself just as the lift opens. They walk out into the Atrium and there’s a mass panic. Dementors are flying everywhere and we see Ministry officials sealing off the fireplaces.

MR. WEASLEY
Oh no….

HERMIONE
Harry quick!

They begin to quickly run towards one of the last available fireplaces. A wizard runs up to the fireplace and points his wand in preparation to seal it.

HERMIONE
NO!

Hermione points here wand at the ‘MAGIC IS MIGHT’ sign and BOOM it is lifted up.

HERMIONE
GET DOWN!

BOOM the sign is quickly flown across the Atrium and BAM slams in front of the wizard knocking him back and blocking his access to the fireplace. Harry’s cloak is thrown off as we see the ‘seat’ that the wizard was on crumble and the large statue crashes onto the floor. Everyone in the Atrim is distracted by this and they all look up to where the statue once was. SWOOSH a fog fills the Atrium and we see Ron and Hermione’s disguises slowly fade away. Harry grabs his cloak and the trio quickly launch into the fireplace. CRASH a black fog quickly appears in front of where the statue stood and we see Yaxley, furious, appear there. He looks around frantically as the flames slowly rise to take the trio away. He notices them and quickly apparates into a cloud of dust and flies towards the fireplace and the trio disappears.

INT. MINISTRY OF MAGIC ENTRANCE BATHROOM-MOMENTS LATER

SWOOSH all three of them fly out of the toilet. They quickly run out of the stall. They grab each others hand as we see the black smoke quickly fly out of the toilet and begins to surround them. SWOOSH they begin to apparate and are gone as Yaxley fully forms.
  


Intruder in Grimmauld Place:    


  EXT. APPARATION STREAM

We hear the trio scream as they are apparating through space and BAM.

EXT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-FRONT STEPS-MOMENTS LATER

SWOOSH they appear on the top step of Grimmauld Place. They stand still as they look around and notice there are no Death Eaters.

RON
Where do you think they’ve gone.

HARRY
I bet every Death Eater is at the Ministry by now.

Hermione, stricken with fear, jumps into Ron’s arms and begins to cry.

HERMIONE
We almost didn’t make it. Harry do you have any idea…!

HARRY
I know. I’m…glad you 2 followed me..that original plan wasn’t so great after all huh?

RON
Come on…let’s go inside…you got the locket?

HARRY
Yeah…

Harry holds up the locket and stares at it. He then places it around his neck.

HARRY
It should be safe right here….

They open the door and walk in.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-KITCHEN-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to the trio walking into the kitchen. Harry and Ron both sit down with a sigh of relief. Hermione, still shaking, paces.

HERMIONE
I can’t believe we did that…how did I possibly let you talk me into it…

HARRY
We got the locket though Hermione.


HERMIONE
Yes and barely made it with our lives. Wonder if they think your father helped us Ron…then what?

RON
You’re right….

HARRY
No one saw him with us Hermione….

HERMIONE
And smooth letting him hear you Harry!

HARRY
Not now Hermione please! Let’s just…rest….

THUMP. We hear a loud noise and everyone looks up at the ceiling.

HERMIONE
What was that?

HARRY
Maybe Kreacher digging through things again.

SWOOSH Kreacher appears.

KREACHER
You called Master?

RON
Where…were you….

KREACHER
Kreacher was out looking for ingredients to make Kreachers special stew tonight…yes….

HARRY
Wait…if you just got here then….

Hermione quickly pulls out her wand.

HERMIONE
Homenum revelio!

There is a sweeping wind that flies out of the kitchen door.


HERMIONE
Harry…someone’s here!

Harry and Ron both jump up and pull out their wands.

RON
How is that possible? You think it’s Lupin.

Harry walks towards the kitchen door.

HERMIONE
Harry please!

HARRY
Show yourself!

Harry walks into the hallway and looks up the flight of stairs.

HARRY
Whoever is here...show yourself now!

THUD. THUD. THUD. We hear footsteps walking slowly down the stairs. Harry raises his wand higher. We see a HAND gliding down the rails and then the figure stands on the top of the stairs in the shadow.

HARRY
SHOW YOURSELF!

The figure steps into the light and we see that it is SNAPE who is carrying a BAG over his shoulder.

HARRY
SNAPE!

BAM a spell flies out of Harry’s wand but misses Snape.

SNAPE
Potter!

Harry runs into the kitchen and Snape appears in the doorway seconds later.

HARRY
CRUCIO!

The spell flies out but misses and hits the door. Hermione moves her wand and the TABLE flies towards Snape. BOOM the table explodes into pieces as Snape blasts it. Ron throws a spell but Snape blocks it.

SNAPE
Don’t be foolish!

HARRY
MURDERER!

Harry lunges forward at Snape. Hermione and Ron try to grab his arm but miss him. Snape holds up the bag as Harry grabs for him and lets go as Harry grabs it and pushes Harry shoves the bag back on Snape knocking him down. Harry drops the bag and points his wand at Snape.

HARRY
You’re going to pay for what you did!

SNAPE
Am I Potter?

Harry lets out a scream of rage but before he can do anything we see Hermione grab him and SWOOSH they apparate.

INT. APPARATION STREAM-MOMENTS LATER

We hear Harry screaming in rage as He and Hermione move quickly through the stream until BAM they land in the middle of the woods. We see Ron standing next to a tree.

EXT. WOODS-MOMENTS LATER

HARRY
WHY DID YOU DO THAT!?!?!

HERMIONE
Harry…

HARRY
I HAD HIM HERMIONE…I COULD’VE KILLED HIM!

HERMIONE
Could you Harry? Snape is more skilled then all of us do you think he would’ve let you just kill him! You saw how he blocked all our spells.

HARRY
But Hermione…

HERMIONE
Grimmauld Place isn’t safe anymore Harry. I brought us someone Snape won’t be able to find us. We got the locket…let’s focus on the mission before revenge.

HARRY
BUT I COULD’VE KILLED HIM HERMIONE.

HERMIONE
Harry….

HARRY
HE WAS RIGHT THERE!!!

HERMIONE
Give me the locket!

HARRY
What?

HERMIONE
The locket Harry. Give it to me!

Harry takes off the locket and hands it to Hermione.

HERMIONE
Better?

HARRY
Ye…yeah…actually….it was odd. My anger was….magnified…

HERMIONE
I thought so. I’ve seen you angry before Harry but….

HARRY
Every spell I threw at him didn’t work properly. Do you think….

HERMIONE
This locket is dark magic Harry…we don’t know how it’ll affect us…Ron…could you….

Ron walks up and takes the locket. He stares at it and we here a tiny thud…as if a heart is beating. He lowers the locket and see’s Hermione comforting Harry still and we see a look of curiousity grow on Ron’s face.



HERMIONE
We’ll take turns wearing the locket until we figure out how to destroy it. I have my bag and I’m sure everything we’ll need out here is in it. I’m going to set up enchantments around to make sure we’re safe…Ron….

RON
Yeah….

HERMIONE
If you look through the bag you should be able to find a tent. Could you put it up for me?

RON
Sure….

HERMIONE
Harry you rest alright?

She smiles at him and sets off to put up enchantments. Ron stares at Harry for a moment.

HARRY
You alright Ron?

RON
Yeah…just…gonna put the tent up….

He puts the locket around his neck and turns away from Harry and the scene fades.

INT.-WOODS- TENT-EVENING

The scene fades back on a shot of the locket. The camera slowly pulls back and we see Ron’s face. As the camera moves further back we see Ron sitting inside of the tent staring at the locket in his hands. The camera pans over to show Harry laying down staring into the roof of the ceiling.

HERMIONE
Well I’ve done all I can do with putting up protective enchantments. At the very least, we should know they’re coming.

HARRY
Thanks Hemione….hopefully they’re good enough to keep out Volde….

RON
Don’t say the name!

Hermione and Harry both glance at Ron curiously.

HERMIONE
Don’t be silly Ron…fear of a name….

RON
It just….it feels like a jinx or something. Can’t we call him You-Know-Who…please?

HARRY
I reckon so.

HERMIONE
Well I’ll make us some tea then. I have enough food packed for about a week. Afterwards…..

HARRY
We’ll manage Hermione.

RON
So how are we supposed to destroy this thing?

HARRY
Dunno.

RON
Any ideas where the other’s may be?

HARRY
Ron you already know I have no clue. Dumbledore didn’t really tell me much about Vold…

RON
Harry!

HARRY
Sorry…You-Know-Who’s Horcruxes. They can be anywhere for all I know. He spent years in Albania…maybe he hid one there.

RON
Yeah, let’s go to Albania. Shouldn’t take more than an afternoon to search an entire country.

HARRY
Well I know the snake is a Horcrux and it’s with Vol…

RON
Didn’t I ask you to stop saying that?

HARRY
Fine! The snake is usually with You-Know-Who…happy?

RON
Not particularly.

HARRY
I have a feeling something is hidden at Hogwarts.

HERMIONE
Hogwarts Harry? If a Horcrux were at Hogwarts don’t you think Dumbledore would’ve found it?

HARRY
Well what else do we have? Hogwarts was his home and what better place than to hide something important than your home?

RON
This isn’t you we’re talking about Harry…I’m sure You-Know-Who didn’t consider Hogwarts home…

HARRY
You’re wrong.

Ron frowns at Harry and Hermione hands the two of them cups of tea.

HARRY
Thanks.

HERMIONE
Now there must be someplace we can look.

HARRY
The Orphanage. Vol…

RON
HARRY!

HARRY
YOU-KNOW-WHO THEN! Dumbledore showed me a memory last year of him when he was young. Maybe….

HERMIONE
That’s brilliant Harry!

EXT. LONDON-LIBARARY-NIGHT

We see a shot of a LIBARARY in LONDON.

INT. LONDON-LIBRARY-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to the inside of the libarary and SWOOSH we see the trio Apparate inside. The scene cuts to a shot of Hermione looking through a filing cabinet using her wand as a light. She pulls out a document and sits it down on a table and begins to read.

HERMIONE
Oh no….

HARRY
What is it.

HERMIONE
The Orphanage…it was destroyed years ago.

RON
Great….

HARRY
Well I don’t’ see you coming up with any ideas.

HERMIONE
Please you two! Not now…

RON
So what are we supposed to do?

HARRY
Just keep looking…that’s all we can do isn’t it?
  


Defense Against the Dark Arts:    


  Ron and Harry stare at each other a moment as we see the scene slowly fade into rain. CRASH we see thunder flash over a body of WATER as the camera pans up and we see HOGWARTS in the distance. The camera passes through a window and into the DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS CLASSROOM.

INT. HOGWARTS-DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS-MIDDAY

AMYCUS CARROW is standing in front of the class.

AMYCUS
Now today class we will be learning about the Unforgivable Curses.

STUDENT
Excuse me sir…but we learned about those 4th year….

AMYCUS
Silence! I would hope 7th year students would know about them but how many of you have seen them in effect. Not many. You…..come here….

He points at the student who just spoke up. The student hesitates and slowly walks up in front of the class.

AMYCUS
You’re a mudblood am I correct?

STUDENT
That’s not an appropriate term sir.

AMYCUS
No..no..I guess not…Goyle!

GOYLE
Yes sir?

AMYCUS
I want you to show the class the effects of the Cruciatus Curse.

The camera pans to Neville who is clearly angry as Goyle walks up to the front of the class.

GOYLE
What do you want me to perform it on?

AMYCUS
What…oh no dear boy…who..and this filthy mudblood looks like a good candidate…

NEVILLE
NO!

Neville quickly jumps up.

NEVILLE
That is inhumane!

AMYCUS
Sit down Mr. Longbottom!

NEVILLE
No!

Amycus laughs and gives a nod at Goyle

GOYLE
CRUCIO!

The student falls to the ground screaming out in pain.

AMYCUS
Good boy Goyle…oh you’re so much like your father….

GOYLE
Thank you sir….

The student continues to role around in pain as Goyle continues to perform the spell on him.


NEVILLE
STOP IT!

AMYCUS
Speak out of line again and you’ll be sent to detention Longbottom!

NEVILLE
I don’t care!

AMYCUS
You’re a pureblood! Filthy half breeds like this deserve nothing more….

NEVILLE
They have every right as we do! If I remember correctly isn’t your precious master a half blood himself!

AMYCUS
You watch your tongue!

BAM Neville is hit with a spell and is thrown back across the room. Amycus quickly storms towards him, grabbing him by the his robes and looking down on him.

AMYCUS
Do you really want to play the hero Mr. Longbottom? Do you have any idea who you’re dealing with?

NEVILLE
Do you?

Amycus glares down at Neville for a moment and then smiles.

AMYCUS
Follow me to the front of the class.

He let’s go of Neville and walks towards the class.

AMYCUS
You can take a seat Goyle. Great work! Longbottom…front of the class…NOW!

Neville slowly walks to the front of the class. He glances down at the student who is still whimpering on the floor.

AMYCUS
Now Longbottom I think it’s best if you participate in today’s lesson. Practice the Crucatus curse on this Mudblood

NEVILLE
No.

AMYCUS
NOW LONGBOTTOM!

NEVILLE
I said no…I…I won’t do it…..

Amycus walks up to Neville.

AMYCUS
Pity…

Amycus pulls out a knife and SWOOSH slashes it across Neville’s cheek. Neville falls to the ground and screams out in pain. Amycus puts the knife back into his robes and faces the class.

AMYCUS
Now does anyone else want to end up like Mr. Longbottom here?

The camera pans down to show Neville looking up at Amycus, holding his cheek as we see blood trickle through his fingers. We see reaction shots from students in the classroom..

INT. HOGWARTS-COURTYARD-EVENING

The scene fades to a shot of ‘THE QUIBBLER’ with the headline ‘THE CHOSEN ONE: WHAT ARE HIS PLANS TO DEFEAT THE DARK LORD?’ We pan back to show students walking away reading them. The camera pans over to show Luna and Ginny handing out ‘The Quibbler’ to Hogwarts students.

LUNA
Free copies of ‘The Quibbler’…the only paper brave enough to report the truth about You-Know-Who!

GINNY
Don’t believe everything you read….especially things in ‘The Daily Prophet’

We see McGonagall walk towards them with a worried look in her eyes.

MCGONAGALL
And what do you two think you’re doing?

GINNY
We have to keep everyone’s spirits up Professor. The Prophet is dragging Harry’s name through the mud…

LUNA
And with him missing people don’t know what to think. My dad wants to keep everyone’s spirits up and we want to help.

MCGONAGALL
As admirable as this is…you two have no idea the trouble you can get into….

GINNY
I don’t care. If there’s anything I can do to help Harry….

MCGONAGALL
Don’t be foolish. You know who runs the school now and the punishment this could get you….

LUNA
Dumbledore would want us to keep fighting Professor.

She looks at them and sighs. She looks up and notices Neville walking towards them with a huge bandage on his cheek.

MCGONAGALL
Longbottom?

Ginny and Luna turn around and gasp.

GINNY
Neville! What happened?

MCGONAGALL
Who did this to you my dear boy?

NEVILLE
Amycus Carrow.

MCGONAGALL
The nerve…you see what I mean girls…I shall take this matter to the headmaster at once!

GINNY
He’s not going to do anything about it.

MCGONAGALL
We’ll see about that.

She storms away as Neville has a seat. Ginny and Luna both sit next to him and comfort him.

NEVILLE
He was having us use the cruciatus curse on a student…I couldn’t let him….

LUNA
That was a brave thing you did Neville. Standing up to him like that.

The camera pans over to show Alecto Carrow snatching ‘The Quibbler’ from one of the younger students hands. She yells something at him and he points towards Luna. Alecto looks over at Luna and walks quickly towards her.

ALECTO
Are you responsible for this Lovegood!

LUNA
Yes…everyone deserves the truth.

BAM Luna is slapped across the face. Ginny and Neville quickly jump in front of her and pull out there wands.

ALECTO
The Dark Lord will hear about this…and if your father doesn’t stop printing this filth soon….

GINNY
Then what?

Alecto laughs.

ALECTO
You kids really have no idea what you’re dealing with.

She begins to walk away and pauses. She pulls out her wand and points in at the trio.

ALECTO
Accio!

SWOOSH all the newspapers go flying towards her and FLASH they all go up into flames and she walks off laughing as burnt newspaper debris rains down over the courtyard.

NEVILLE
So what are we going to do now?

LUNA
Oh I have more copies in my room…

GINNY
I think we should be more silent about this. Go underground…like we did a few years ago.

NEVILLE
You’re right…no one else needs to be hurt. Harry would know what to do…I just wish we knew where they were. I wish we could help.

Ginny’s eyes widen and she turns to Neville and Luna.

GINNY
You know what…I think we can. The Sword of Gryffindor.

NEVILLE
What about it.

GINNY
Follow me.

INT. HOGWARTS-EMPTY CLASSROOM-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Ginny, Luna, and Neville walking into an empty classroom. Ginny closes the door behind them.

GINNY
What I’m about to tell you…and ask you to do…can get us into a lot of trouble.

NEVILLE
After all these years I’m used to it.

GINNY
Dumbledore left Harry the sword of Gryffindor in his will.

NEVILLE
Isn’t that in the headmaster’s office?

GINNY
Yes…and that’s the trick. I think we should steal it for him…keep it safe.

NEVILLE
How do you expect to break into Snape’s office?

LUNA
We don’t know the password.

GINNY
We could apparate there directly.

NEVILLE
But you can’t apparate on Hogwarts grounds. You know that Ginny.

GINNY
We can’t…but I know someone who can.

INT. HOGWARTS-HALLWAY-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to a shot of a huge portrait of a yellow pear. The camera pans back to show Ginny standing in front of it. She looks to her left and we see Neville at the opposite end of the hallway keeping watch. She looks to her right and Luna is doing the same. The reaches out a finger and tickles the pear. It starts to giggle and the portrait slowly moves forward revealing a DOOR behind it. Ginny sighs and walks into the door.

INT. HOGWARTS-KITCHENS-MOMENTS LATER

Ginny walks into HOGWARTS KITCHEN and the camera pans over to show HOUSELVES running around preparing dishes and cleaning. She walks slowly through the kitchen and catches a glimpse of a FEMALE HOUSELF obviously drunk stumbling around. She continues to look around until she spots Dobby folding some tablecloths.

GINNY
Dobby.

Dobby looks up at Ginny and a huge smile rises on his face.

GINNY
Ginny Weasley ma’am.

He bows at her.

DOBBY
What brings you to the kitchens? Is anything wrong….?

GINNY
I need your help Dobby…Harry…needs your help. I know how loyal you are to him….

DOBBY
Why I’d do anything for Harry Potter. Anything. He’s the reason Dobby is free.

GINNY
I need you to help me break into the headmasters office.

Dobby looks up at her curiously.

INT. HOGWARTS-SNAPES OFFICE-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to a shot of the empty Headmaster’s Office. SWOOSH Ginny and Dobby appear in the middle of the office.

GINNY
Right…here’s hoping Neville and Luna’s distraction keep Snape away long enough.

She starts to look around the office for the sword. Dobby notices it first.

DOBBY
There it is young Weasley! On the wall…there!

GINNY
Great Dobby

She pulls out her wand

GINNY
ACCIO GRYFFINDOR SWORD!!

SMASH the glass of the case shatters everywhere as the sword comes flying at them. Ginny quicky grabs it by the handle and looks at it.

GINNY
Great…lets go….

BAM the door to the office flies open and in walks Snape holding onto Neville and Luna, both looking distraught.

SNAPE
And what exactly do you think you’re doing?

Ginny drops her head in defeat, Dobby clinches his fist, and Snape gives a small smile as the camera pans away out of the window and through the clouds.
  


The Goblins Revenge:    


  SWOOSH there is a wide shot of the forest and it is now fall. Leaves are falling everywhere as the camera zooms in on the tent.

INT. WOODS-TENT-NIGHT

The scene cuts to the trio sitting around a table. There are mushrooms and tiny fish on their plates. Ron, who is wearing the locket, picks angrily at the fish.

HERMIONE
Honestly Ron, stop picking at your food. I know it isn’t great but it’s all we have….

RON
That’s the problem; it’s all we’ve had for months now.

HERMIONE
Well that’s the price we had to pay to help Harry on his mission, did you honestly think food would be easy to come by?

RON
My mother can make food appear out of thin air.

HERMIONE
That’s not possible. Food is the first of the five Principal Exceptions to Gamp’s Law….

RON
Oh speak English won’t you?

HERMIONE
This is what we have Ronald. Harry caught the fish and I did my best with it! I notice I’m the one who ends up sorting out the food, because I’m a girl, I suppose!

RON
No, it’s because you’re supposed to be the best at magic!

HARRY
Shut up!

Harry jumps up and pulls out his wand.

RON
What’s your problem?

HARRY
I heard voices. Hermione…you cast the Muffliato charm over us right?

HERMIONE
I did everything. They shouldn’t be able to hear or see us, whoever they are.

Harry slowly walks out of the tent. Hermione and Ron follow and the camera pans over to show three dark figures sitting at the lake down the hill from where their campsite is. The three are sitting around a fire and they’re roasting fish over it. Harry puts his finger up over his lip signaling for them to remain quiet and the trio slowly walks down the hill towards the figures. They stand behind a huge tree and they’re able to see that the people are GRIPHOOK the goblin, Ted Tonks, and Dean Thomas.

HARRY
I wish we could hear what they’re saying.

Hermione smiles and pulls out Fred and George’s EXTENDABLE EARS. She sits the string down and it slowly moves towards the three cambers by itself and the stops right behind Ted.

EXT. WOOD-CAMPFIRE-MOMENTS LATER-NIGHT

TED
I’ve been on the run for about six weeks now. I refused to register as a Muggle-born on principle, see, so I knew it was a matter of time, knew I’d have to leave in the end. My wife should be okay, she’s pure-blood. Ran into Dean here about a few weeks ago.

GRIPHOOK
Muggle born aswell?

DEAN
Not sure. My dad left my mum when I was a kid. I’ve got no proof he was a wizard, though.

TED
But what about you Griphook? I had the impression the goblins were for You-Know-Who, on the whole?

GRIPHOOK
You had a false impression. We take no sides. This is a wizards war. I’m in hiding because I deemed it prudent. Having refused what I considered an impertinent request, I could see that my personal safety was in jeopardy.

DEAN
What did they ask you to do?

GRIPHOOK
Duties ill-befitting the dignity of my race. I am not a house elf. I had a small revenge however, before I left.

TED
You manage to lock a Death Eater up in one of the old high-security vaults at Gringotts I suppose?

GRIPHOOK
If I had, the sword would not have helped him break house.

Griphook laughs.

DEAN
I don’t get it.

GRIPHOOK
Neither does Severus Snape it seems. Did you not hear about the kids who tried to steal Gryffindor’s sword out of Snape’s office at Hogwarts a few weeks ago?

The camera cuts to a reaction shot of the trio.

TED
Never heard a word.

GRIPHOOK
Arthur Weasley’s youngest girl had some house elf apparate her into Snape’s office to steal the sword. She had friends watching out for Snape…they all got caught of course.

We see a look of shock on the trio’s face.

TED
What did they think, that they’d be able to use the sword on You-Know-Who?

GRIPHOOK
Whatever the reason was Snape decided the sword wasn’t safe where it was. Couple of days later, once he’d got the say-so from You-Know-Who; I imagine he sent it down to London to be kept in Gringotts instead.

Griphook laughs.

DEAN
What’s so funny?

GRIPHOOK
The sword of Gryffindor is a fake. It is a copy…an excellent copy. The original was forged centuries ago by goblins and had certain properties only goblin-made armor possess. Wherever the genuine sword of Gryffindor is, it is not in a vault at Gringotts bank.

DEAN
So what happened to Ginny and the others? The one’s who tried to steal it.

GRIPHOOK
Oh, they were punished, and cruelly.

TED
They’re okay though? I mean, the Weasley’s don’t need any more of their kids injured, do they?

GRIPHOOK
They suffered no serious injury, as far as I am aware.

TED
Lucky for them. With Snape’s track record I suppose we should just be glad they’re still alive. This is the man who killed Dumbledore after all.

GRIPHOOK
You believe that?

TED
Of course! Who else could have done it? Harry Potter? I know the Prophet is making Potter look guilty but by all means….

GRIPHOOK
So where is Potter? Run for it, by the looks of things.

DEAN
I know Harry Potter and he’s the real thing. The Chosen One…or whatever you want to call it. Shame the Prophet is infiltrated now…the truth should be heard.

TED
Ah but it is Dean. The Quibbler is still writing the facts.

DEAN
The Quibbler? Isn’t that Luna Lovegood’s fathers paper?

TED
The very same! Xeno is printing all the stuff the Prophet is ignoring. How long they’ll let him get away with it, I don’t know.

DEAN
And the fact that Harry hasn’t got caught yet proves he’s still out there.

TED
Indeed and next time I see him I’d like to shake his hand. Good thing he’s doing…here’s hoping he’ll succeed.

We see Hermione reeling in the extendable ears. The trio stares at each other in silence for a moment.
  



Ron's Decision:    


  INT. WOODS-TENT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry and Hermione rushing into the tent. Ron follows in a few seconds later.

HARRY
Ginny…the sword….

HERMIONE
I know!

HARRY
And the house elf..do you think…?

HERMIONE
Dobby…it has to be. Ginny knows how loyal he is to you and she probably went to him for help.

Hermione grabs her bag and starts looking through it. She pulls out the portrait of Phineas Nigellus.

HERMIONE
If somebody swapped the real sword for the fake while it was in Dumbledore’s office, Phineas Nigellus would have seen it happen; he hangs right beside the case!

She leans the picture against the bed and kneels down in front of it.

HERMIONE
Phineas Nigellus? Professor Black? Please could we talk to you? Please?

PHINIEAS (Offscreen)
Please always helps.

Phinieas slowly appears in the portrait and Hermione quickly points her wand at him.

HERMIONE
OBSCURO!

SWOOSH a blindfold appears over Phineas face.

PHINEAS
What! How dare you!

HERMIONE
I’m very sorry, Professor Black, but it’s a necessary precaution.

PHINEAS
Remove this foul addition at once! Where am I? What is going on?

HARRY
Never mind where we are.

PHINEAS
Can that possibly be the voice of the elusive Mr. Potter?

HARRY
Maybe. We’ve got a couple of questions to ask you…about the sword of Gryffindor.

PHINEAS
Ah yes. That silly girl acted most unwisely there…

RON
Shut up about my sister!

PHINEAS
The girl and her friends were foolhardy in the extreme. Thieving from the headmaster’s office!

HARRY
They weren’t thieving. That sword isn’t Snape’s.

PHINEAS
It belongs to Professor Snape’s school. Exactly what claim did the Weasley girl have upon it? She deserved her punishment, as did the idiot Longbottom and the Lovegood oddity!

HARRY
How did Snape punish them?

PHINEAS
Professor Snape sent them into the Forbidden Forest, to do some work for the oaf, Hagrid.

Harry laughs.

HARRY
I bet they had a good laugh with Hagrid. The Forbidden Forest…they’ve faced plenty worse. Big deal!

HERMIONE
What we really wanted to know, Professor Black, is whether anyone else has taken the sword at all? Maybe it’s been taken away for cleaning…..

PHINEAS
Goblin-made armor does not require cleaning, simple girl. I grow weary of this now; it is time for me to return to the headmaster’s office!

He turns to leave the portrait.

HARRY
Dumbledore! Couldn’t you bring him along, here, into your portrait?

PHINEAS
The portraits of Hogwarts may commune with each other, but they cannot travel outside the castle except to visit a painting of themselves hanging elsewhere. Dumbledore cannot come here with me and after the treatment I have received; I can assure you that I shall not be making a return visit!

HERMIONE
Professor Black couldn’t you just tell us, please, when was the last time the sword was taken out of its case? Before Ginny took it out, I mean?

PHINEAS
If you must know the last time I saw the sword of Gryffindor leave its case was when Professor Dumbledore used it to break open a ring.

Hermione and Harry both cast a look at each other.

PHINEAS
Well, good night to you!

SWOOSH and like that Phineas leaves the portrait.

HERMIONE
Harry!

HARRY
I know!

He jumps up in excitement and starts to pace.

HERMIONE
The sword can destroy Horcruxes! Goblin-made blades imbibe only that which strengthen them….Harry, that sword’s impregnated with basilisk venom!

HARRY
And Dumbledore didn’t give it to me because he still needed it; he wanted to use it on the locket….

HERMIONE
And he must have realized they wouldn’t let you have it if he put it in his will so he made a copy and put a fake in the glass case!

HARRY
So where did he leave the real one?

HERMIONE
Somehwere in Hogsmeade?

HARRY
The Shrieking Shack? Nobody ever goes in there.

HERMIONE
But Snape knows how to get in; wouldn’t that be a bit risky?

HARRY
Dumbledore trusted Snape.

HERMIONE
Not enough to tell him that he had swapped the swords.

HARRY
You’re right! What do you think Ron? Ron?

Harry turns and notices Ron sitting on his bed glaring at both of them.

RON
Oh, remembered me, have you? You two carry on; don’t let me spoil your fun.

HARRY
What’s your problem?

RON
Problem? I have no problem.

BOOM we hear thunder in the distance and then rain drops pounding against the tent.

HARRY
Well, you’ve obviously got a problm. Spit it out, will you?

Ron stands up; looking the angriest they have ever seen him.

RON
All right, I’ll spit it out. Don’t expect me to skip up and down the tent because there’s some other damn thing we’ve got to find. Just add it to the list of stuff you don’t know.

HARRY
I don’t know?

RON
It’s not like I’m not having the time of my life here. Nothing to eat and freezing my backside of every night. I just hoped, you know, after we’d been running around for weeks, we’d have achieved something.

HERMIONE
Ron….

BOOM there is another CRASH of lightening and a flash.

HARRY
I thought you knew what you’d signed up for?

RON
Yeah, I thought I did too.

HARRY
So what part of it isn’t living up to your expectations? Did you think we’d be staying in five-star hotels?

RON
We thought you knew what you were doing! We thought Dumbledore told you what to do, we thought you had a real plan!

HERMIONE
Ron!

HARRY
Well, sorry to let you down. I’ve been straight with you from the start; I told you everything Dumbledore told me. And in case you haven’t noticed, we’ve found one Horcrux….

RON
Yeah, and we’re about as near getting rid of it as we are to finding the rest of them….nowhere effing near, in other words!

HERMIONE
Take off the locket, Ron. You wouldn’t be talking like this if you hadn’t been wearing it all day.

HARRY
Yeah, he would.

RON
Even Hermione said she was disappointed, she thought you had a bit more to go on than….

HERMIONE
I didn’t say it like that!

HARRY
So why are you still here?

RON
Search me!

Ron storms out of the tent into the rain. Harry rushes after him and Hermione follows.

HARRY
Yeah…go home then!

RON
Maybe I will! Didn’t you hear what they said about my sister? But you don’t give a rat’s fart, do you; it’s only the Forbidden Forest…

HARRY
I was only saying…she was with the others, they were with Hagrid!

RON
Yeah, I get it, you don’t care! What about the rest of my family Harry? Didn’t you hear them? ‘The Weasley’s don’t need another kid injured!’

HERMIONE
Ron I don’t think it means anything new has happened…plenty of people must know George lost his ear…

RON
Oh, you’re sure, are you? Right then, well, I won’t bother myself about them. It’s all right for you two, with your parents safely out of the way….

HARRY
My parents are dead!

RON
And mine could be going the same way!

HARRY
Then GO! Go back to them, pretend you’ve got over your spattergroit and Mummy’ll be able to feed you and…

BAM Harry is thrown back by a spell Ron throws at him. Harry jumps up and pulls out his wand and casts a spell…

HERMIONE
PROTEGO!

The spell is blocked and Harry and Ron stare at each other angrily, as rain continues to fall heavily on them.

HERMIONE
Please you two!

HARRY
Leave the Horcrux.

Ron takes off the locket and throws it onto the ground. Ron looks over at Hermione.

RON
What are you doing?

HERMIONE
What do you mean?

RON
Are you staying or what?

HERMIONE
Yes I’m staying Ron, we said we’d go with Harry, we said we’d help….

RON
I get it. You choose him.

HERMIONE
Ron..no..please…come back!

Ron begins to walk away and Hermione begins to chase after him.

RON
PROTEGO!

A barrier forms that blocks Hermione from passing through. Ron continues to walk further away from them into the woods. Then SWOOSH he is gone.

HERMIONE
Ron! Please! Ron!!!!

Hermione falls to her knees and begins to cry as the rain continues to pour. Harry walks over and picks up the Horcrux staring down at it. The camera slowly zooms in onto the locket.

EXT. MONTAGE-FOLLOWING WEEKS

The scene slowly fades to a wide shot view of the entire country side. We see Harry and Hermione walking slowly through different landscapes. Slowly snow begins to fall and we transition into winter. We see shots of Hermione sadly putting up the protections around them and slowly fades to Phineas appearing in the portrait again and Hermione sitting down in front of it. The scene then cuts to Harry laying in his bed staring at the Mauraders Map. The camera zooms in to show Ginny Weasley’s name slowly moving across the map.
  


Xenophilius Lovegood:    


  Harry then grasps the locket and slowly twitches his neck. He sits the map down and sits up.

INT. TENT-WEEKS LATER-NIGHT

Harry looks over and notices Hermione reading the book Dumbledore gave her in his will.

HARRY
So any clues yet?

HERMIONE
No. I’ve read these stories dozens of times looking for clues but…wait a moment…Harry take a look at this.

Harry walks over and looks into the book and Hermione points out a symbol hidden within one of the letters of the stories title.

HERMIONE
I never noticed it before. It’s so small…what do you think it is?

HARRY
I don’t know…wait…isn’t that the same symbol Luna’s dad was wearing around his neck?

HERMIONE
I think you’re right…and look…

She turns to the front of the book.

HERMIONE
Look at Dumbledore’s signature. The A….

HARRY
It’s the symbol…

HERMIONE
I think this is what Dumbledore wanted me to find. But what does it mean. Did Luna’s father say anything?

HARRY
He said it had something to do with Hallows or something…I don’t remember it was so long ago.

HERMIONE
Maybe we could go ask him.

HARRY
Hermione….

HERMIONE
He’s on our side Harry. Remember what Mr. Tonks said, his paper is the only one printing the truth and I know he’ll be willing to meet us. If only we knew where he lived…

HARRY
He told me…over the hill from the Weasley’s…it shouldn’t be that hard to find.

INT. NIGHT-HILLTOP-MOMENTS LATER

They both look at each other and the scene cuts to a wideshot of a hill and SWOOSH Harry and Hermione pull the cloak off of themselves. The camera pans over their shoulder to show The Burrow off in the distance and on the opposite side of the hill stood a strange looking house.

HARRY
That’s got to be Luna’s house…there…

HERMIONE
I think you’re right…let’s go…

They throw the invisibility cloak over them and the scene cuts to us seeing there footsteps walking up the trail towards the house. The camera pans up to show the three hand painted signs in front of the house which read,

THE QUIBBLER. EDITOR: X. LOVEGOOD

PICK YOUR OWN MISTLETOE

KEEP OFF THE DIRIGBLE PLUMS

EXT. LOVEGOODS HOME-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

Once they make it to the steps they pull of the Invisibility Cloak. As Hermione places it in her bag Harry takes a deep breath and takes the knocker and knockes three times. BAM the door flies open and a nervous looking Xenophilius opens the door.

XENO
What? What is it? Who are you? What do you want!?!?

HARRY
Hello, Mr. Lovegood. I’m Harry, Harry Potter.

Xeno stares down at Harry, not saying a word.

HARRY
There’s something we’d like to ask you. Would it be okay if we came in?

Xeno casts a side look over at his garden.

XENO
I’m not sure that’s advisable….I’m afraid I don’t really think I ought to…

HARRY
It won’t take long.

XENO
Oh…oh all right then. Come in, quickly. Quickly!

Hermione and Harry rush in and we see Xeno take another quick look outside and BAM shuts the door.

INT. LOVEGOODS HOME-NIGHT-SECONDS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry and Hermione looking curiously at their kitchen.

XENO
Follow me.

They follow him up a spiral staircase. Once they reach the top the camera pans over to show the stacks of books, models of creatures, and there is a large PRINTING PRESS churning out newspapers. Xeno quickly waves his wand and a huge tablecloth flies over it muffling the sound.

XENO
So why did you come here Mr. Potter?

HERMIONE
Mr. Lovegood….what’s that?

The camera pans over to show an ERUMPENT HORN hanging from the wall.

XENO
It is the horn of a Crumple-Horned Snorkack.

HERMIONE
No it isn’t!

HARRY
Hermione…not now….

HERMIONE
Mr. Lovegood you need to get rid of it straighaway, don’t you know it can explode at the slightest touch? I recognize the grooved markings around the base. That’s an Erumpent horn and it’s incredibly dangerous...I don’t know where you got it…

XENO
I bought it two weeks ago, from a delightful young wizard who knew of my interst in the exquisite Snorkack. It’s a Christmas surprise for my Luna. Now, why exactly have you come here Mr. Potter?

HARRY
We need help.

XENO
Help. Yes, well….helping Harry Potter…is rather dangerous…

HARRY
I heard you were printing good things…the truth…in your paper and I just thought….

XENO
Yes….yes…well…

HERMIONE
You seem like you don’t want to help us. Where’s Luna? She should be home for Holiday now shouldn’t she?

XENO
Luna…yes..she’s….down at the stream, fishing for Freshwater Plimpies.

HERMIONE
There’s no such thing…

HARRY
Hermione….

XENO
She will like to see you…yes…I’ll go and call her and then….I shall help you.

He quickly exits and we hear the door slam. Harry and Hermione look at each other.

HERMIONE
Did he seem a bit….

HARRY
Odd…yeah…not the same man I met at my birthday party that’s for sure.

Harry walks over and looks out of the window and we see a tiny bird fly by. He stares off into the distance and we see a faint view of ‘The Burrow’

HARRY
This is the closest we’ve been to anyone in months. Everyone I love…is just over that hill. I wonder if Ron went home.

He pauses and we see Hermione drop her head as he says this. Harry turns around.

HARRY
Hermione I’m sorry….

HERMIONE
No…please….

We hear the door slam again and moments later Xeno appears at the top of the stairs.

XENO
Luna is down boyound Bottom Bridge, she is most excited that you are here. She ought not be too long, she has caught nearly enough Plimpies to make soup for all of us. Do sit down. Would you like an infusion of Gurdyroots?

HARRY and HERMIONE
No thanks.

XENO
Oh please you are my guests.

HARRY
Alright then.

XENO
Yes well sit down.

Harry and Hermione take a seat and Xeno pours the deep purple drink into two tea cups and then sits down in a seat across from them.

XENO
There’s sugar there if you need it. So…how may I help you Mr. Potter.

HARRY
Well…it’s about that symbol you were wearing around your neck at my birthday party. We were wondering what it meant.

XENO
Are you referring to the sign or the Deathly Hallows?
  


The Tale of the Three Brothers:    


  HERMIONE
The Deathly Hallows?

XENO
That’s right. You haven’t heard of them? I’m not surprised. Very few wizards believe. Many think it’s a dark symbol but there’s nothing dark about the Hallows…at least, not in the crude sense. One simply uses the symbol to reveal oneself to other believers, in the hope that they might help one with the Quest.

Xeno takes a sip of the drink.

HARRY
I don’t understand.

Harry then slowly takes a sip of the drink and nearly gags. Hermione holds back a chuckle.

XENO
Well, you see, believers seek the Deathly Hallows.

HERMIONE
But what are the Deathly Hallows?

XENO
I assume that you are familiar with ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers?”

HARRY
No…

HERMIONE
Yeah…that’s the story Dumbledore drew the symbol on Harry…..

She pulls out the book and opens it and points it out to Harry.

HERMIONE
Right there…’The Tale of the Three Brothers’…

XENO
Is that the Original? Can I see.

Hermione hands the book over to Xeno.

XENO
Ah yes this is the original copy of ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’

HERMIONE
But what does that story have to do with The Deathly Hallows?

XENO
Why don’t I just read it to you?

Xeno flips to the page.

XENO
There were once three brothers who were traveling along a lonely, winding road at twilight….

As he reads we see the camera camera zoom in on the words and slowly fade to a shot of the three brothers walking down a street. As Xeno reads we see them act out his words.

XENO (V.O.)
In time, the brothers reached a river to deep to wade through and too dangerous to swim across. However, these brothers were learned in the magical arts, and so they simply waved their wands and made a bridge appear across the treacherous water. They were halfway across it when they found their path b locked by a hooded figure. And Death spoke to them….

HARRY (V.O.)
Wait….

The scene cuts back to real time.

HARRY
Sorry but Death…spoke to them?

HERMIONE
It’s a fairy tale, Harry.

HARRY
Right, sorry. Go on.

XENO
Yes…well….

The scene cuts back to the brothers standing in front of Death.

XENO (V.O.)
And Death spoke to them. He was angry that he had been cheated out of three new victims but Death was cunning. He pretended to congratulate them upon their magic and said that each had earned a prize for having been clever enough to evade him.

DEATH
I will give you anything you want…anything at all. Tell me…what is your hearts desire?

IGNOTUS
I don’t think he’s to be trusted brothers. He is death after all. He wants us to die.

CADMUS
Quiet Ignotus! This could be the chance we’ve all been looking for.

IGNOTUS
But Cadmus…Antioch talk to him.

ANTIOCH
That’s enough Ignotus! So…anything you say?

DEATH
What does your heart desire?

ANTIOCH
I want a wand. The most powerful wand ever to be made. A wand that must always win duels for its owner, a wand worthy of a wizard who had conquered death!

Death smiles and we see Ignotus drop his head. Death raises his hand and we see a nearby Elder tree start to shake violently. BOOM it is up rooted and begins to spin and then SWOOSH it explodes and floating in its place is a WAND. The wand floats in front of Antioch’s face. He takes it and looks down at it and Death walks over to Cadmus.

DEATH
And you?

CADMUS
I want the power to bring back the dead.

We see Death hesitate and then he smiles. SWOOSH a wind comes and we see a small stone floating in the wind. He stops in front of Cadmus and begins to spin.

DEATH
All you must do is turn this stone three times and you will have the power to bring back the dead.

Cadmus smiles and takes the stone. Death walks over to Ignotus who looks distraught.
DEATH
And for you?

Ignotus stares at Death for a second in silence.

IGNOTUS
I want…I want….

He glances over to his brothers who are both admiring there gifts.

IGNOTUS
I want something that will enable me to go forth from this place without being followed by Death itself.

Death frowns at this. Death opens his cloak and pulls out an Invisibility Cloak. He hands it to Ignotus who takes it and throws it over himself and he disappears.

DEATH
Now you may pass…until…next time.

He smiles and burst into flames which fly off it all directions. We see a wideshot of the brothers standing in front of the river again. The camera keeps moving upwards as clouds start sweeping across the screen.

XENO (V.O.)
In due course the brothers separated, each for his own destination.

We see the clouds quickly morph into a fire, turn violently and BAM fly towards a wizard knocking him backwards. The camera pans over to show Antioch with his wand pointed in the direction of the wizard. He laughs as another wizard fires a spell at him, but it is quickly deflected and BOOM that wizard is knocked back. The camera pans up to show a group of wizards, all dead, laying in Antiochs wake. He begins to laugh loudly.

ANTIOCH
I am UNSTOPPABLE! This wand, taken by death itself, is mine alone and with it I will do great things!

BOOM the wand is blast out of his hand by an unknown wizard. Antioch looks around in shock before trying to run and retrieve the wand. Before he can reach it BOOM he is blasted back and CRASHES into a wall. We see a wizard come out of the darkness and picks up the wand.

WIZARD
You know, you probably shouldn’t boast so much and put down your guard. You never know who’s listening.

The wizard smiles and turns and walks away.

ANTIOCH
No…NO!!!

He starts to cough up blood and his breathing gets heavier. We start to hear his heart beat over the screen slowing down and out of the shadow Death appears with a smile on his face. Antioch gives out a scream of rage as the scene cuts to a house sitting in the distance. There is a FLASH of lightning and we see Cadmus sitting on his bed rocking back and forth with tears running his eyes. We see in his hand the stone and the camera pans over to show a girl. She looks sad and has a ghostly quality to her.

CADMUS
All I wanted….was to see you again…to finally marry you..but you’re suffering now that I brought you back. There’s only one way I can truly join you my love.

We see Cadmus pull out a knife and the camera cuts to show the stone falling out of his hand and blood slowly trickles from his hand onto the stone. The girl disappears and out of the shadow we see Death appear again with a smile on his face. The camera passes through Deaths eyes and there is a wind as we see a wideshot of the forest again.

XENO (V.O.)
Death searched for the third brother for many years, yet he was never able to find him. It was only when he had attained a great age that the youngest brother finally took off the Cloak of Invisibility and gave it to his son.

We cut to a shot of Death standing in front of the same river as before and we see a figure walking up from behind. Death turns and see’s and an aged Ignotus walking slowly towards him. Ignotus smiles at death and death does the same. Opening his arms for him and they greet each other like old friends. The camera then finally pans up and towards the sky, which is full of letters now, and passes through those letters back into the the real world and onto Xeno.

XENO
And he greeted Death as an old friend, and went with him gladly, and, equals, they departed this life.

Xeno closes the book and stares at Harry and Hermione. They both sit there in silence.

XENO
Well there you have it.

HERMIONE
Sorry?

XENO
Those are the Deathly Hallows.
  


The Deathly Hallows:    


  He gets up and grabs a piece of parchment and sits it on a table. Harry and Hermione stand behind him.

XENO
The Elder Wand.

Xeno draws a straight vertical line.

XENO
The Resurrection Stone.

He draws a circle on top of the line.

XENO
The Cloak of Invisibility.

He encloses both the cirle and line in a triangle.

XENO
Together the Deathly Hallows.

HERMIONE
But there is no mention of the words ‘Deathly Hallows’ in the story.

XENO
Well, of course not. That is a children’s tale, told to amuse rather than to instruct. Those of us who understand these matters, however, recognize that the ancient story refers to three objects, or Hallows, which, if united, will make the possessor master of Death.

HERMIONE
Mr. Lovegood…I’m sorry…but how can you possibly believe this. We all know there are such things as Invisibility Cloaks. They are rare, but they exist, but….

XENO
Ah but the third Hallaw is a true Cloack of Invisiblity, Miss Granger! We are talking about a cloak that really and truly renders the wearer completely invisible, and endures eternally, giving constant and impenetrable concealment, no matter what spells are cast at it. How many cloaks have you ever seen like that, Miss Granger?

Harry and Hermione both cast a side look at each other.

XENO
Exatly. Now many of us believe the three in the tale are indeed the Peverell brothers. Antioch, Cadmus, and Ignotus. We believe they were the original owners.

HARRY
So the Elder Wand. Do you think that exists too?

XENO
The Elder Wand is the Hallow that is most easily traced, because of the way in which is passes from hand to hand. You see the possessor of the wand must capture it from its previous owner, if he is to be truly master of it. Now if you will excuse me, I’ll go and grab us some dinner. You will stay for dinner will you?

HARRY
Yeah…sure.

Xeno gives a faint smile, a quick glance at the window, and goes downstairs.

HERMIONE
This is utter rubbish. This can’t be what the sign really means.

Harry begins to pace.

HARRY
The Cloak, the wand, and the stone. Hermione do you think there is truly a wand that is unbeatable?



HERMIONE
Well there have been stores about extra-powerful wands for hundreds of years. The Deathstick, the Wand of Destiny, it has different names through the centuries but it’s all nonsense.

HARRY
But how do you know? Those wands could all be this…Elder wand…he was right about the Cloak Hermione. I have it.

HERMIONE
Yeah I know Harry...it’s just…hard to believe. Harry?

Harry is at the stairs and looking up at the next level. The camera pans up and we see Harry’s own face staring down at him. Harry slowly begins to climb up the stairs.

HERMIONE
Harry, what are you doing? Harry come back!

INT. LOVEGOOD HOME-LUNA’S ROOM-NIGHT

We see Harry walk into Luna’s room. The camera pans up to show her bedroom ceiling with five painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They look like they’re breathing and the word ‘friends’ was written thousands of times in golden ink under their pictures.

HARRY
Wow.

He then looks around and notices that the room was empty. No clothes in the cupboard and the bed looks like it hasn’t been slept in for weeks. Harry frowns slightly and runs downstairs and see’s Xeno placing the tray of food of a table.

INT. LOVEGOOD HOME-SECOND LEVEL-MOMENTS LATER.

XENO
Ah there you are.

HERMIONE
Harry….what’s wrong?

HARRY
Where’s Luna Mr. Lovegood?

XENO
Excuse me?

HARRY
Luna…where is she?

XENO
I’ve told you already. She is down at Bottom Bride, fishing for Plimpies.

HARRY
So why have you only laid that tray for three?

Xeno face freezes in fear. Hermione looks over at him suspiciously.

HARRY
I don’t think Luna’s been here for weeks. Her clothes are gone; her bed hasn’t been slept in. Where is she? And why do you keep looking out of the window?

Xeno goes to move but Hermione and Harry both pull out their wands on him. He glances over to the object under the cloak. Harry runs over and pulls the tablecloth off of the printing press and we see hundreds of copies of the newspaper being printed. Harry picks up a copy of ‘THE QUIBBLER’ and on the cover is a picture of him with the words ‘UNDESIRABLE NUMBER ONE’ and a caption of the reward money.

HARRY
The Quibbler’s going for a new angle then? Is that what you were doing when you went into the garden, Mr. Lovegood? Sending an owl to the Ministry.

Tears begin to fall down Xeno’s eyes.

XENO
They….they took my Luna.

INT. HOGWARTS-CORRIDOR-NIGHT-WEEKS AGO (FLASHBACK)

The scene cuts to a shot of Luna walking down a corridor at Hogwarts. She turns the corner and standing there is Alecto with a smile on her face.

ALECTO
Told you your father was going to pay for printing that filth.

BOOM Luna is surrounded by ropes as Alecto laughs. We see Greyback appear from behind and cover her head with a bag.

INT. LOVEGOOD’S HOME-PRESENT DAY-DAWN

XENO
They took her because of what I’ve been writing. They might give her back to me if I…if…

HERMIONE
You hand over Harry?

HARRY
Let’s get out of here.

XENO
I must save Luna! I cannot lose her. You must not leave!

He blocks them from going down the stairs.

XENO
They’ll be here at any moment.

HARRY
Don’t make us hurt you. Get out of the way, Mr. Lovegood.

HERMIONE
HARRY!

Harry looks over and in the distance we see two dark clouds of smoke flying quickly over the horizon towards the house. Xeno uses the moment to pull out his wand. Harry quickly notices and shoves Hermione out of the way. BAM a spell flies out of Xeno’s wand barely missing Harry and Hermione and BOOM it hits the Erumpent horn. There is a huge explosion and most of the room is blown to shreds. Harry is thrown against the far wall as debris pour over him, Xeno is thrown downstairs, and Hermione hits the Printing Press. BOOM Luna’s bed comes crashing down from the upperlevel. The camera quickly plummets through the rubble and onto Lovegood who has landed on a table. CRASH the door is blown open and Greyback and TRAVERS walk into the house.

GREYBACK
Didn’t I tell you there was no need to hurry, Travers. Didn’t I tell you this nutter was just raving as usual?

XENO
No…wait…Potter is upstairs.

Xeno starts to scream out in pain as Greyback points his wand in his direction.

GREYBACK
I told you last week, Lovegood, we weren’t coming back for anything less than some solid information!

BAM Xeno is hit with another spell and thrown against the wall.

The camera pans up to show Harry and Hermione, both covered in dust and debris, looking down from a small hole in the upper level.

XENO
I beg you…it really is Potter! Really!

TRAVERS
You lying piece of filth. You’ve never seen Potter in your life, have you? Thought you’d lure us here to kill us, did you? And you think you’ll get your girl back like this?

GREYBACK
I do smell Potter, but it could be a trick like at the train station earlier this year. That trick is old Lovegood!

TRAVERS
Homenum revelio!

A strange shadow appears over Harry and Hermione’s body. There is a loud snape and Travers looks over at Greyback.

TRAVERS
There’s someone here alright.

GREYBACK
You can have your little girl, Lovegood. If you get up those stairs and bring me down Harry Potter. If it’s a trick…well….

He licks his lips.

GREYBACK
Maybe I’ll save a bit of your daughter for you to bury.

Xeno quickly jumps up and tries to remove to debris blocking the stairs.

HARRY
We’ve got to get out of here.

HERMIONE
Do you trust me, Harry?

Harry nods.

HERMIONE
Okay then, take my hand.

Harry and Hermione stand up and Harry grabs Hermione’s hand. Hermione points her wand at the stairs and just as Xeno appears at the top…

HERMIONE
Obliviate!

BAM he is thrown backwards and she points her wand at the floor.

HERMIONE
Deprimo!

BAM the floor between them is blown to shreds and they both begin to fall. Greyback and Travers both look up and notice Harry and Hermione falling and SWOOSH they are gone.

EXT. FOREST OF DEAN-DAWN-MOMENTS LATER

BOOM they appear in a forest and fall into the snow. Hermione quickly jumps up and starts putting up the protection and Harry tries to gain composure. SWOOSH the final spell is casts and Hermione falls to her knees in exhaustion.

HERMIONE
I hope they don’t kill Mr. Lovegood. That’s why I wanted the Death Eaters to get a glimpse of you before we left, so they knew Xenophilius hadn’t been lying. Also…

HARRY
They won’t hurt Luna. Brillaint Hermione. I hope she’s okay.

HERMIONE
Luna’s tough…she’ll be fine.

HARRY
Right…well…let’s get the tent up shall we?
  


The Silver Doe:    


  INT. FOREST OF DEAN-TENT-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Harry and Hermione inside of the tent. Hermione is reading Beedle the Bard and Harry is staring at the locket.

HERMIONE
This is ridiculous. I still don’t see how he got Deathly Hallows from this story.

HARRY
Its’ been a long night Hermione, rest on it, we’ll discuss it in the morning.


Hermione glances over to the empty portrait of Phineas.

HERMIONE
I wonder if Phineas knows anything about this?

HARRY
Probably. It’s late so he’s probably sleeping or something.

HERMIONE
Yeah…you’re right.

HARRY
Where are we anyway Hermione?

HERMIONE
Oh…the Forest of Dean. My parents would bring me here camping. It’s the first place I thought of.

HARRY
Right…well...get some sleep…

HERMIONE
Night Harry.

She turns off the light and lies in her bed and Harry lays down as well. As he falls asleep the scene slowly fades to a shot of Dumbledore on the ASTRONOMY TOWER. We see Snape walk up to him and BOOM Dumbledore is hit with a spell and Harry jumps up from his sleep. He looks over to Hermione, still sleeping, and puts on his coat and walks outside.

EXT. FOREST OF DEAN-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

Harry steps into the darkness and begins to walk slowly. He yawns and a LIGHT catches his eye. There’s a faint white light in the distance moving slowly towards him. Harry pulls out his wand and points it in the direction of the light. All of a sudden a silver-white doe steps from behind a tree. Harry lowers his wand and stares at the creature in awe. Harry and to Doe stare at each other in silence for a moment and the Doe turns and walks away.

HARRY
(whispers)
No…

Harry quickly runs after the Doe. We see the Doe going deeper and deeper into the forest and Harry walks slowly behind it, keeping her in his sight. The Doe walks up to a frozen lake and pauses. She turns around and looks at Harry and slowly vanishes. Now Harry, standing in pitch black, gets a panicked look in his eyes.

HARRY
Lumos!

The wand lights up and Harry starts to look around to see if anyone is there. He then begins to walk towards the lake slowly. He raises his wand and there is something there. Harry drops to his knees and angles his wand just right to see what it was. The Sword of Gryffindor lies at the bottom of the lake.

HARRY
(Whispers)
The sword of Gryffinor.

Harry looks around to see if anyone is watching.

HARRY
Accio Sword!

Nothing happens. Harry stands up as he knows what he has to do. He glances around once again and then begin to take off his clothing. He sits everything in a nice pile next to the lake. Harry points his wand at the frozen ice.

HARRY
Diffindo!

A crack appears in the ice and it grows and grows until crack chunks of ice break apart leaving it clear for Harry to jump in. Harry sits his still lit wand down by the edge of the lake and takes a deep breath. He then plunges into it.

INT. FROZEN LAKE-NIGHT

We see Harry dive into the water. He looks around and see’s the handle of the sword. He starts to swim towards it and his hand grasps the handle. All of a sudden the locket around his neck turns upward and starts to suffocate him. His hand lets go of the sword and tries to pull the locket from his throat. Harry starts to kick wildey and his eyes slowly begin to roll into the back of his head. The screen is slowly starts to fade to black as we see a hand coming up from behind Harry.

EXT. FOREST OF DEAN-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

Harry falls to the snow gasping for air nad coughing up water. He grasps his neck and notices the locket is gone. A look of panic starts to feel Harry’s eyes.


RON (O.S.)
Are…you…mental!

Harry turns around and the camera pans up to show Ron standing there. He is holding the locket in one hand and the sword of Gryffindor in the other.

RON
Why the hell didn’t you take this thing off before you dived?

Harry stares up at Ron in disbelief. He then grabs his clothes and begins to dress.

HARRY
It was…y..you..? You cast the doe?

RON
What? No, of course not! I thought it was you doing it!

HARRY
My patronus is a stag.

RON
Oh yeah….

Harry pulls the final sweater over his head.

HARRY
How come you’re here?

RON
Well, I’ve…you know…come back. If you still want me…that is…

Harry looks at the sword in Ron’s hand.

RON
I got it out for you. That’s why you jumped in, right?

HARRY
Yeah. But I don’t understand. How did you get here? How did you find us?

RON
Long story. I’ve been looking for you for hours, and I was just thinking I’d have to keep under a tree and wait for morning when I saw that deer coming and you following.

HARRY
You didn’t see anyone else?

RON
Well..I think I saw something move over there, but I was running to the pool at the time, because you’d gone in and you hadn’t come up, so….

Harry walks over to where Ron pointed and starts to look around.

RON
Anything there?

HARRY
No.

RON
So how did the sword get in that pool? Do you think it’s the real one?

HARRY
There’s only one way to find out isn’t there?

The scene cuts to Harry placing the Horcrux on a flat rock. Ron goes to hand Harry the sword but Harry backs away.

HARRY
You should do it.

RON
Me? Why?

HARRY
Because you got the sword out of the pool. I think it’s supposed to be you. Now I’m going to open it and you stab it. Straightaway, okay? Because whatever’s in there will put up a fight.

RON
How are you going to open it?

HARRY
I’m going to ask it to open, using Parseltongue.

RON
No…don’t open it! I’m serious!

HARRY
Why not?



RON
Because that things bad for me! I can’t handle it! It affects me worse than it affected you and Hermione, it made me think stuff…stuff I was thinking anyway, but it made everything worse. I can’t do it Harry!

HARRY
I know you can do it Ron. I know it’s supposed to be you who uses it. Please, just get rid of it, Ron.

Ron stares at Harry for a moment.

RON
Tell me when.

HARRY
On three.

Harry stares down at the locket.

HARRY
One…two…three…sssiiiyahhsiheth.

There’s a CLICK and the door of the locket swings open. Behind the mirrors inside lies a living eye. He blinks and looks at both of them.

HARRY
Stab.

Then from inside of the Horcrux a voice hisses out.

RIDDLE
I have seen your heart, and it is mine.

HARRY
Don’t listen to it! Stab it!

RIDDLE
I have seen your dreams, Ronald Weasley, and I have seen your fears. All you desire is possible, but all that you dread is also possible….

HARRY
Stab it Ron!

RIDDLE
Least loved by the girl who prefers your friend…second best. Always, eternally overshadowed….

SWOOSH two grotesque bubbles, the head of Harry and Hermione, but weirdly distorted, appear above the locket.

RIDDLE-HARRY
Why return? We were better without you, happier without you, glad of your absence….

RIDDLE-HERMIONE
Who could look at you, who would ever look at you, beside Harry Potter? What have you ever done, compared with the Boy Who Lived? What woman would take you, you are nothing….

She begins to laugh and Harry and Hermione both begin to kiss.

HARRY
Do it Ron! Now!

Tears begin to stream down Ron’s eyes as he raises the sword above his head and BAM slams it into the locket. There is a loud scream and BOOM there is a sudden gust of wind that knocks Harry and Ron backwards. Harry gets up and walks over to the Horcrux, now broken. He picks it up and stares at it. Harry then looks over to Ron, sword next to him, crying with his knees drawn up to his chest. Harry slowly walks over to Ron and kneels down in front of him and places his hand on his shoulder.

HARRY
After you left she cried for a week. She’s like my sister. I love her like a sister and I reckon she feels the same way about me. It’s always been like that. I thought you knew.

RON
I’m sorry….I’m sorry I left. I know I was a..a…

HARRY
You’ve sort of made up for it tonight. Getting the sword. Finishing off the Horcrux. Saving my life.

RON
That makes me sound a lot cooler than I was.

HARRY
Stuff like that always sounds cooler than it really was. I’ve been trying to tell you that for years.

Ron looks up at Harry and smiles. Harry stands up and holds his hand out to help Ron up. They both hug as tears stream from both of their eyes.


HARRY
I missed you, more than you know.

RON
It was the Deluminator Harry.

Harry backs away from Ron who pulls the Deluminator out of his pocket.

RON
It doesn’t just turn the lights on and off. It was just a few hours ago and I was listening to the radio and I heard you. Your voice came out of this.

HARRY
And what did I say?

RON
You said….

INT. LOVEGOOD’S HOME-FLASHBACK.

We cut to a hazy flashback.

HARRY
I wonder if Ron went home.

He pauses and we see Hermione drop her head as he says this. Harry turns around.

HARRY
Hermione I’m sorry….

EXT. FOREST OF DEAN-PRESENT TIME-NIGHT

We cut back to present time.

RON
So I took it out and I clicked it.

The scene then cuts to Ron sitting in a bedroom.

INT. SHELL COTTAGE-NIGHT

We see Ron sitting in the room looking at the Deluminator. He clicks it and the light goes out in his room but another light appears outside of the window.

RON (V.O.)
I knew this was it so I grabbed my stuff and packed and went out into the garden.

We see Ron packing and then walking outside into a garden and standing in front of the hovering light.

RON (V.O.)
The little ball of light was hovering there, waiting for me, and when I came out it, well, went inside of me.

We see the ball go into Ron’s chest and SWOOSH he Disapparates into the Forest of Dean.

RON (V.O.)
I knew with all the protection up I probably woudn’t be able to find you two..but then I saw it…that doe…

We see see Ron watching the Doe in the distance and then we see Harry following it and the scenes fades back to current time.

EXT. FOREST OF DEAN-NIGHT

RON
It’s kind of funny now that I think about it. Dumbledore knew what he was doing when he gave me the Deluminator. He must’ve known I’d run out on you.

HARRY
No. He must’ve known you’d always come back.

Ron smiles at Harry.

HARRY
Well I think we should get back to the tent.

EXT. FOREST OF DEAN-TENT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry and Ron standing in front of the tent.

RON
She’s going to kill me.

HARRY
Yep.

INT. THE TENT-MOMENTS LATER

They walk into the tent and Hermione is still sleeping.

HARRY
Hermione! Hey Hermione.

She sits up quickly and reaches for her wand.

HERMIONE
What’s wrong?

HARRY
Nothing, everything fine. There’s…someone here.

HERMIONE
What do you mean? Who…?

Harry steps to the side and shows Ron standing there. Her eyes widen and she stands up slowly. She walks slowly towards Ron.

RON
Hey.

BOOM she quickly picks up her wand and blasts him backwards out of the tent. She storms out quickly. Harry tries to grab her but misses.

EXT. FOREST OF DEAN-OUTSIDE TENT-MOMENTS LATER

HERMIONE
You complete arse Ronald Weasley!

RON
Hermione….

She starts to throw punch after punch at him.

HERMIONE
You crawl back here…after weeks…and…

RON
Hermione…I’m…OW…HERMIONE!

She raises her wand to curse him again.

HARRY
Accio!

The wand flies out of her hand and Harry grabs it.

HERMIONE
Give my wand back to me!

HARRY
Hermione will you please.

HERMIONE
Don’t you tell me what to do, Harry Potter! Don’t you dare! And YOU! I came running after you! I called you! I begged you to come back!

RON
I know Hermione, I’m sorry, I’m really….

HERMIONE
You’re sorry! You come back after weeks and you think it’s all going to be all right if you just say sorry!

HARRY
Hermione he saved my life…

HERMIONE
I don’t care! Weeks Ron…weeks!

RON
I know..I…

He slowly walks up to her and puts his arm around her. She begins to cry, softly pounding his chest.
  


Where to next?:    


  The scene cuts to a shot of the sun rising over the horizon of the Forest of Dean. The snow glistening and we see a flock of birds fly across the screen. The camera pans down to show Harry and Ron taking down the tent and Hermione is in the distance lifting spells. She walks slowly towards them as she finishes.

RON
So where are we off to next?

HERMIONE
Don’t know. It seems we have more questions than answers now.

HARRY
Well we know about the Deathly Hallows.

HERMIONE
Rubbish.

RON
Deathly Hallows?

HARRY
We’ll tell you about that later.

HERMIONE
Yes well are we all packed then?

HARRY
Hermione…I…I think I want to go to Godrics Hollow.

HERMIONE
I knew you were going to say that. We’ll see...but first we’ll find another place to camp and come up with a plan. A proper plan.

RON
I’m sure you’ll come up with something great.

HERMIONE
Flattery isn’t going to work Ronald.

He smiles at her and she rolls her eyes.

HERMIONE
So we’re all packed then?

RON
Ready.

HARRY
Ready.

They both take Hermione’s hand and they all smile at each other and SWOOSH they are gone. The camera pans up towards the Sun now over the horizon and the screen slowly fades to black.
  


Voldemort's New Mission:    


  
Then we hear a scream and we see a wideshot of the Lovegood’s house. It looks completely destroyed and the camera quickly pans over the fence and through the window to show Xeno on the floor cowering in pain. A foot steps into the frame and the camera pans up to show Voldemort standing over him with his wand raised.

VOLDEMORT
What did Harry Potter want from you Lovegood. Crucio!

Xeno screams out in pain and we hear a laugh as Bellatrix appears from behind Voldemort.

VOLDEMORT
Tell me now!

XENO
He wanted…he wanted to know about the Deathly Hallows.

Voldemorts eyes widen and he lowers his wand. Bellatrix looks over at him concerned.

BELLATRIX
What is it my lord?

VOLDEMORT
How could ….how did he know about the Hallows?

XENO
Dumbledore…left the symbol and they figured I knew what it was and came to me for help.

VOLDEMORT
Even in death Dumbledore is a thorn in my side. Yes…why would he want Potter to know….Lovegood…the Elder Wand…where is it?

XENO
I don’t…please…I don’t know! The last person that was rumored to have the wand was the dark wizard Grindewald!

Voldemort eyes widen and a smile creeps on his face.

VOLDEMORT
Grindewald….

BELLATRIX
What do you want me to do my lord?

VOLDEMORT
Send out the Snatchers in full force.

BELLATRIX
Do you think Potter will say it?

VOLDEMORT
Yes.

The camera pans down and we see Nagini slithering at Voldemorts feet.

VOLDEMORT
And I have a special mission for you Nagini. Just in case.

Voldemort turns and begins to walk out of the house.

XENO
Please…my Luna!

BELLATRIX
What do you want me to do with him?

VOLDEMORT
Nothing…he’s worthless…but he must be kept alive. Potter may want to come back. We’ll keep watch on him.

Voldemort walks outside and looks up into the sky, Nagini on his shoulders. Bellatrix walks out beside him.

VOLDEMORT
Alert me if there’s any word on Potter. I have something to do. Someone to find.

He lets out a scream and turns into a stream of black smoke and flies towards the screen and the screen goes black.

To Be Concluded….
  



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My version of the DH epilogue. (I sourced some ideas from Yoshi and Klaus).

Harry has just defeated Voldemort

Voldemort's body hits the ground. His wand shatters upon the floor. Harry stares, breathing hard. The crowd is deathly silent.

CLOSE ON HARRY as he looks across, catches Ron and Hermione's stunned faces.

Then...Harry smiles.

Cut to black.

Cast credits play.

Fade in:

INT. DUMBLEDORE'S OFFICE - DAY

McGonagall hangs Snape's portrait upon the wall.

EXT. HOGWARTS - DAY

Camera pulls out from the castle as the sun shimmers brightly in sky...

EXT. GODRIC'S HOLLOW - DAY

Harry places the Elder Wand gently on the grave of his father. Ginny is present. The sun burns brightly.

CLOSE - SUN

as camera circles and pans down, to reveal

A WEDDING CELEBRATION.

Camera tracks along the crowded tables, seeing familiar faces of HAGRID and NEVILLE...finding HARRY and GINNY (their adult selves) dressed in wedding garb. We notice Ginny is heavily pregnant.

They're about to pose for a photograph when a YOUNG BOY (SEVERUS) enters frame wildly. Harry smiles, lifts his son and holds him by his side.

RON and HERMIONE enter frame together, smiling.

Camera pulls out gently as -FLASH- the photographer snaps the scene...

Fade out.

Remainder of credits roll.



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HBP scenes 4-6: CONFRONTATION AT KING'S CROSS/DRACO'S SECRET/SNAPE VICTORIOUS:    


  
CUT TO
EXT. KING’S CROSS STATION – MORNING
It’s the usual crowd of students old and new and their families saying goodbye as they board the HOGWARTS EXPRESS. RON and HERMIONE go onboard.

HARRY
Go on, I just need to grab Hedwig.

Walking past a pillar on his way to the cart with HEDWIG’s cage, he hears DRACO MALFOY talking to CRABBE and GOYLE about something in a stage whisper.

MALFOY
I told Borgin to hold it for me there, of course!

GOYLE
Why didn’t you just take it with you?

MALFOY
This isn’t kid stuff, Goyle! I can’t exactly be seen with it.

CRABBE gestures his head to let MALFOY know that HARRY is listening in; MALFOY swaggers over to him with his wand at the ready.

MALFOY
Eavesdropping, were you, Potter? My father’s in Azkaban because of you and you’re going to pay for it, Chosen One.

HARRY
Your father deserved what he got – I’m sure the dementors are taking good care of him.

MALFOY raises his wand to HARRY’s throat and HARRY draws his, but a familiar female voice says:

NARCISSA
Put those away.

It’s NARCISSA, apparently NARCISSA MALFOY, looking far more sinister and commanding than earlier.

NARCISSA
Potter, I assure you that if you attack my son, it will be the last thing you ever do.

MALFOY
Mother, I don’t need –

NARCISSA
Quiet, Draco.

HARRY
Is that right? Going to send some of your Death Eater pals after me, are you? Well, let’s have a go, maybe you can get a double cell with your loser of a husband!

MALFOY
How dare you!

NARCISSA
I can see that being Dumbledore’s favorite has given you quite the opinion of yourself. No matter, I expect you’ll be reunited with Sirius Black soon enough. Go on Draco, you don’t want to miss the train.

They turn away, leaving HARRY seething in anger.

CUT TO
The HOGWARTS EXPRESS travels through hills that would be beautiful if they weren’t covered in that bleak mist.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS – TRIO’S CABIN

HERMIONE
What exactly did he say?

HARRY
I don’t think I caught all of it, but it was something about having Borgin keeping something for him, something that he couldn’t be seen carrying out.

HERMIONE
That’s it?

HARRY
What do you mean “that’s it?”

RON
Well, wait, who’s Borgin?

HARRY
You remember when I got lost in Knockturn Alley the first time I used Floo powder? Borgin is the owner of one of the shops there, it’s full of dark-magic artifacts and tools. If Malfoy’s got something on hold there, it can’t be good.

HERMIONE
Isn’t it odd that he’d talk to Crabbe and Goyle about this in the middle of King’s Cross though? Even if he was sort of whispering?

HARRY
Yeah, but Malfoy’s not exactly the brightest wand, is he?

HERMIONE
Still…

HARRY
So I’m the only one concerned about this?

RON
No, it’s just – maybe if we’d been there -

The glass door to their compartment opens, and there’s NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM, with LUNA LOVEGOOD standing behind him.

NEVILLE
Hi, guys.

HARRY, RON, & HERMIONE
Hey, Neville.

NEVILLE
Can we sit here? The rest is full.

HARRY
Yeah, sure.

LUNA
Hello, Harry, Ron, Hermione.

HARRY & HERMIONE
Hey, Luna.

RON
Hi.

The two take their seats; LUNA is wearing a pair of oversize, owl’s eye-shaped glasses with jewel frames.

RON
(pointing at them)
What are those?

LUNA
Oh, these are Spectrespecs; they were free in the back of this Quibbler.

RON
Right.

HARRY
Hey, where’s Ginny?

RON glances at HARRY curiously.

NEVILLE
I saw her sitting with Dean Thomas a little way from here. So, are we still doing D.A. meetings this year, Harry?

HARRY
I don’t really see the point now that Umbridge is gone.

NEVILLE
Oh. I really enjoyed them, though, learned loads from you.

LUNA
I liked them too. It was like having friends.

The awkward silence is broken when a nervous-looking girl with dark hair opens the door.

GIRL
Hi, Harry, I’m Romilda – Romilda Vane. A Professor Slugthorn – Slughorn – wants to see you and a Neville Longbottom in his cabin, in the back.

HARRY
Oh. Why?

ROMILDA
He didn’t say. Um, you know there’s a seat in my compartment, you don’t have to sit with those people.

HARRY
“These people” are my friends.

ROMILDA
Oh. Okay, ‘bye then.
(She exits.)

LUNA
People expect you to have cooler friends than us.

HARRY
You are cool. I didn’t see any of them at the Ministry with us.

LUNA
That’s a nice thing to say.

HERMIONE
Professor Slughorn, that’s the teacher Dumbledore took you to meet, isn’t it?

HARRY
Yeah – you suppose he’s teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts?

HERMIONE
What else?

HARRY
(to NEVILLE)
I guess we’d better get going then.

NEVILLE
Wonder why he’d want to see me.

RON
Later.

CUT TO
HARRY sees CRABBE ahead of him bullying a first-year and seems to get an idea.

HARRY
(to NEVILLE)
Go on, I’ll catch up.

NEVILLE goes into the cabin behind them while HARRY takes out his wand, points it at himself, and mutters the incantation “invisio,” and darts into CRABBE’s cabin just behind him. Blending into his surroundings like camouflage, he drops to the floor and keeps as low under the seat as possible. CRABBE and GOYLE sit on one side, MALFOY and a raven-haired SLYTHERIN girl on another. MALFOY lies on her lap in a cocky sort of way as she plays with his hair.

MALFOY
I may not even be at Hogwarts next year, Pansy.

PANSY
What do you mean?

MALFOY
(sitting up)
I mean I may be moving on to bigger and better things.

GOYLE
You mean him?

MALFOY
Well, mother wants me to finish school, but really, when The Dark Lord takes over, do you think he’s going to care how many OWLs you’ve got? No, it’ll be all about the service, about how loyal you were to him.

PANSY
And you think you’ll be able to do something for him?

MALFOY
I’ve just said, haven’t I? Maybe the job he has for me isn’t something you need to be qualified for.

The look on HARRY’s face betrays a shock and thrill at hearing this.

CRABBE
Like what?

MALFOY
I can’t tell you any more now, Potter may be listening in again, but let’s just say…I’ve got a plan, and there may not be a Hogwarts to go back to after it.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS – NIGHT
The flood of students in the corridor is dying down as MALFOY is about to leave the compartment right behind PANSY.

MALFOY
See you in The Great Hall.

He shuts the door behind him. HARRY is still down on the floor, looking anxious that MALFOY will spot him. A shot from HARRY’s P.O.V. shows MALFOY’s shoe coming closer to his face just before it sends a strong kick to HARRY’s nose, breaking it on the spot. MALFOY kneels down beside him.

MALFOY
Think I didn’t know it was you, Potter? Don’t worry; you didn’t hear anything I care about. Petrificus totalus!

In an instant, HARRY is frozen stiff; the only part of him able to move is his head.

MALFOY
That’s from my father. I reckon they won’t find you ‘til the train’s back in London. Enjoy the trip.

MALFOY strolls out of the compartment arrogantly.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGSMEADE STATION – SAME TIME
The HOGWARTS EXPRESS starts up again.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS – - HELM - SAME TIME
The driver of the train returns to the helm.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS – MALFOY’S CABIN – SAME TIME
HARRY lies on the ground, blood falling off his face, paralyzed and helpless.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGSMEADE STATION – SAME TIME
A witch or wizard cloaked in shadow sends a silver light bursting from their wand toward the castle and then walks toward the train.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS – MALFOY’S CABIN – SAME TIME
The door slides open again; a woman with short, mousy brown hair looks around a bit then shouts “finite incantatem!” At once, HARRY’s body is reanimated and the camouflage effect ceases.

HARRY
Tonks!

TONKS
Come on, Harry, we’ll have to jump off.

CUT TO
HARRY and TONKS are heading back to the castle (the former’s nose now repaired as well).

HARRY
Thanks!

TONKS
Don’t mention it.

HARRY
How’d you find me?

TONKS
I was waiting for everyone to get off the train. Not hard to notice that you were missing.

HARRY
Why are you here, at Hogwarts?

TONKS
Dumbledore’s sent a few of us in the Order to guard the castle directly. Who did that to you anyway?

HARRY
Draco Malfoy.

TONKS
Lovely family.

HARRY
Can I tell you something?

TONKS
What?

HARRY
Well, I heard him talking in there about -

Unexpectedly, SNAPE shows up in front of them there.

SNAPE
I’ll show Potter in from here, if that’s alright.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – THE GREAT HALL – SAME TIME
DUMBLEDORE stands before the crowd to give his usual address. Also at the staff table are PROFESSORS McGONAGALL, HAGRID, FLITWICK, and SLUGHORN.

DUMBLEDORE
Before we begin our splendid feast, I would like to say a few words: Nitwit. Blubber. Oddment. Tweak.
(He sits down.)

RON and HERMIONE look puzzled. He turns to her and mutters:

RON
He’s really gone off his nutter now.

HARRY walks to their table and sits down next to them.

HERMIONE
Harry, where have you been?!

HARRY
I’ll explain later.

MALFOY does a double-take and notices HARRY, throwing him a look of real disgust.

DUMBLEDORE
(He stands back up.)
Perhaps a few more. I do not need to remind any of you that we live in the darkest of times. Every day, every hour, dark forces attempt to penetrate these walls…

CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – FRONT GATES – SAME TIME
TONKS and KINGSLEY SHACKLEBOLT stand at the wrought-iron gates; they look around in suspicion at the sound of a ripple in the air.

TONKS
You hear that?

KINGSLEY
You head back to the train station, I’ll stay here.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – THE GREAT HALL – SAME TIME

DUMBLEDORE
This castle is now armed with every protective enchantment that is available to us. In addition, our caretaker Mr. Filch will be searching each and every individual who enters or exits this castle by Secrecy Sensor, in an attempt to detect any illegal items or substances.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – SAME TIME
OVERHEAD SHOT: several DEATH EATERS appear out of thin air attempting to apparate down to the grounds, but they are repelled by a hidden force field and blasted back.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – FRONT GATES – SAME TIME
Two DEATH EATERS land down in front of KINGSLEY and engage in combat with him.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – THE GREAT HALL – SAME TIME

DUMBLEDORE
Times like these, they can bring people together…or tear them apart. Hogwarts has always sought to promote diversity and friendly competition by separating its students into four Houses, but we must show our enemies that we do not fall divided but stand united – for this is the greatest strength we possess.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – BRIDGE – SAME TIME
A DEATH EATER starts along the bridge, looking rather pleased with himself. All of a sudden the structure begins to shake, the DEATH EATER hovers above ground, and ropes appear to bound him in midair.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – FORBIDDEN FOREST – SAME TIME
BELLATRIX LESTRANGE runs through the forest excitedly; she stops in her tracks and an impenetrable ring of fire surrounds her.

BELLATRIX
(cackling)
Please.

She blows a gust of cold air and the fire turns to ice – ice that becomes a small avalanche of water that envelops and traps her there.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – THE GREAT HALL – SAME TIME

DUMBLEDORE
Now, in happier news, we have some changes in staff this year: I am pleased to announce that our old friend Professor Horace Slughorn has returned to his post as Potions master.

SLUGHORN stands up and takes a bow. The crowd reacts in surprise, muttering reactions about what happened to SNAPE and who’s teaching DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS.

DUMBLEDORE
Attention, if you please! As we have been left with our usual vacancy in Defense Against the Dark Arts, I am just as pleased to announce that Professor Snape will take on the position.

The reaction to this news is a bit more diverse; some people cheer, some shout in anger, some are merely confused. HARRY looks almost violated; SNAPE looks smug in his victory (as does MALFOY).

DUMBLEDORE
That is all! Enjoy the feast!


CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT
HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE walk over to the fireside corner of the common room.

HARRY
All this time and he gives Snape the job now?! What does Dumbledore think he’s playing at?!

RON
I don’t know, it’s weird. I’ll say it: I think he’s losing his mind.

HERMIONE
Please, Ron…I’ll admit, it is surprising.

HARRY
Snape was a Death Eater! And you don’t stop being a Death Eater! Look at his wrist, I’m sure he’s got the Dark Mark right there!

HERMIONE
Look, we know what you saw in Dumbledore’s pensieve, but he’s let Snape teach Potions here for this long, so there must be a good reason he’s given him the Defense Against the Dark Arts job, right?

HARRY
Yeah. There must be…
  






So in case I have some explaining to do, here it is: I moved the confrontation with Malfoy and Narcissa to King's Cross because...well, primarily because I couldn't make the scene at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes work (for me, anyway), and also because I never did buy Harry going into Borgin & Burke's after Malfoy just because he saw him walking around without his mum. Plus, I think it makes Malfoy look more arrogant and careless, which is a plus. I cut the Slug Club in the interest of responding to that confrontation outside faster. And because there was no reaction in Goblet of Fire to the rather significant news that Snape was a DEATH EATER, I wrote that little scene in the Gryff common room. Also, I got rid of Narcissa's line about Dumbledore not being around forever because it just insanely telegraphed the ending.


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tking..that's an interesting take on the ending.

I think (and this was a problem with the book) that the actual ending of it is still a bit to abrupt for my liking.

And Ginny is pregnant with their second child when they're getting married?

I do like the snapshot idea!


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Here's a sneak peek of DH pt. 2

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A shot of the WB logo appears on the screen. Lightening crashes, blasting some of the logo off. The camera passes through it and onto the face of a frightened NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM. Neville is panting, blood is running down his face.

The camera dips over Rome. SWOOSH we see apparating DEATH EATERS rush by the camera and start to go through houses and buildings.

EXT. ROME-NIGHT

Death Eaters are all causing havoc in Rome as the Dark Mark looms over. Familiar monuments are sent crashing to the ground in the mist of this destruction.


FRED (V.O.)
The Snatchers continue their reign of terror across England.

We see a couple on the IFLE TOWER holding each other close and looking at the sky. They look into each others eyes and begin to kiss. There is an EXPLOSIONS heard. They both look over and notice the DARK MARK above them. Figures start to fly out of the mouth of the mark towards them. They scream and duck as the Death Eaters go through the Tower

GEORGE (V.O.)
Torturing and destroying the lives of many muggles and half bloods.

The camera shows HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE sitting around a radio

GEORGE (O.S.)
And what would you say to Harry if you knew he was listening?

LUPIN (O.S.)
I’d tell him we’re all with him in spirit. And I’d tell him to follow his instincts, which are good and nearly always right.

The scene cuts to a wideshot of the forest and we see Harry and Ron walking in the snow towards the tent. They are carrying firewood.

RON
So you still trying to go to Godrics Hollow then?

HARRY
Yeah. There’s just too many questions. Are these Deathly Hallows real…who sent that Silver Doe…

The trio enters the dark graveyard. They walk slowly through the graveyard looking at tombstones.

RON
Look at this Harry.

Harry lightly places his hand on his parent’s tomb and we see Hermione and Ron standing behind him in silence.

HARRY
It says ‘The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death…isn’t that a Death Eater idea? Why is it there?

HERMIONE
It doesn’t mean defeating death in the way the Death Eaters mean Harry, it means…living beyond death. Living after death.

THe scene cuts to Voldemort standing in front of Lily

VOLDEMORT
Stand aside, you silly girl…stand aside now!

LILY
Not Harry, please no, take me, kill me instead!

VOLDEMORT
This is my last warning!

LILY
Not Harry! Please…have mercy…I’ll do anything!

The scene cuts to Harry sitting up and he stares off into the distance for a moment. Hermione and Ron both stare at him with a look of concern.

HARRY
He gave her a chance to move aside…but she didn’t. My mum…he didn’t want to kill her. I never knew…normally he would’ve killed her immediately…why was he willing to spare her life?

The scene cuts to Snape staring at Voldemort in his office.

VOLDEMORT
I’m sure Dumbledore told you where Grindewald was held and it would please your master to know Severus. Please.

Snape’s face tenses up and he turns around and looks out of the window again. THe scene cuts to Ginny, Mr and Mrs. Weasley, and Dobby standing in the Burrow.

DOBBY
Harry Potter freed Dobby…Dobby would do anything for Harry Potter…Dobby hates that Harry Potter is out there alone…

MR. WEASLEY
Oh but he’s not alone Dobby and as long as he’s here….

Mr. Weasley touches Dobby’s chest and smiles. Dobby looks up at him the Weasley’s and smiles at them.

There are shots of Harry following Bathilda Bagshot...Nagini being blast out of a house...Voldemort screaming out in rage...and the trio sitting in the tent.

HARRY
Hermione come on, why are you so determined not to see this? The Hallows are real and at this exact moment Voldemort’s…

RON
HARRY, NO!

HARRY
…after the Elder Wand!

RON
The names Taboo!

The screen goes black.

GREYBACK
Come out of there with your hands up! We know you’re in there. You’ve got half a dozen wands pointing at you and we don’t care who we curse!

The words HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PT 2 appear.

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DH is in dire need of a good trimming even if it is going to be spread across two films. I would personally change it so that Harry, Ron and Hermione do not escape from the Death Eaters at the Lovegoods but are instead captured and taken to Malfoy Manor from there.


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HBP scenes 7-8: SNAPE'S NEW ROLE/THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE:    


  
CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS CLASSROOM
SNAPE’s influence is already dominating the room; things are bleaker even than when UMBRIDGE was here. Hanging down like banners are 3 macabre photos: a thin old man contorted into a pretzel-like shape, a 30ish wizard with no life in his eyes, and a witch lying on the ground, a blood-spattered mess.

HARRY
Guess Snape’s made things his own.

SNAPE
(entering)
There is no talking. You have had 5 previous teachers in this subject, I believe, each with their own distinct style. It's a miracle that you’ve all managed to graduate to NEWT status. It will be more of one if you manage to make it through this year.

SNAPE begins walking closer to the center of the room, and speaking in hushed, reverential tones. HARRY’s look of contempt is unwavering.

SNAPE
The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal. Fighting them means you are facing something unfixed, mutating, indestructible. Your defenses must therefore be as flexible and inventive as the arts you seek to undo. These pictures (MALFOY appears fascinated by the one above him) represent those who suffer (CUT TO each of them as he refers to them): the cruciatus curse, the dementor’s kiss, and the aggression of the inferius. Now, what is the difference between a ghost and an inferius?

HERMIONE’s hand raises first as usual, but SNAPE calls on:

SNAPE
Potter.

HARRY
(briefly looking to HERMIONE in a “you couldn’t have called on her?” sort of way)
Well, ghosts are transparent, inferi are solid.

SNAPE
(sarcastic)
Very good. I can see that five years of magical education have not been wasted on you. Yes, ghosts are transparent.

MALFOY and PANSY laugh.

SNAPE
More than that, the inferius is a corpse that has been reanimated to do a dark wizard’s bidding. The ghost, as I trust most of you are aware by now, is the imprint of a departed soul left upon this earth.

RON
But what Harry just told us is more useful if we’re trying to tell them apart in real life! I mean, we’re not going to walk up to an inferius and ask “excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?”

A ripple of laughter from the non-SLYTHERIN portion of the room is interrupted by SNAPE taking:

SNAPE
Ten points from Gryffindor for Mr. Weasley’s cheek. Moving on...you are past overdue to work in non-verbal spells. You will all form into groups of two to practice unspoken incantations. The advantage of these is that your enemy has no knowledge of the magic you are about to perform, unlike in the shouting of incantations. Get up, Potter, you and I will demonstrate.

He raises his wand at HARRY so fast that HARRY is caught offguard and shouts “protego!” SNAPE is thrown back to the desk; he puts himself together again and leans in to HARRY.

SNAPE
Do you remember me telling you we were practicing non-verbal spells?!

HARRY
Yes.

SNAPE
Yes, sir.

HARRY
That’s alright, Professor, no need to call me sir.

RON and a few others repress their impressed laughter at this.

SNAPE
Detention, Saturday, my office.

CUT TO
HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE walk down the staircase to the POTIONS dungeon along with the rest of the class.

HERMIONE
You shouldn’t have done that, Harry!

RON
It was brilliant, though!

HARRY
Did you hear him? It’s one thing to respect the dark arts, but he loves them – all that “unfixed, indestructible” stuff!

HERMIONE
Frankly, he sounded sort of like you.

HARRY
Me?!

HERMIONE
When you were talking to us about how different it is actually facing the dark arts to being in school. You have to admit, it’s…similar.


CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - POTIONS DUNGEON
HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE stand at their desk in front of their cauldrons and ingredients, HARRY and RON without books. The room may not be well-lit, but it bears next to no resemblance to the gloominess of SNAPE’s day, with a color palette consisting more of earth tones than deep blacks.

SLUGHORN
Now then, now then, now then, everyone take out your copies of Advanced Potion-Making. Oh, Harry, that’s right, Professor McGonagall told me you would need one, as you didn’t know I allowed students with ‘Exceeds Expectations’ grade in this class.
(He hands one to HARRY and RON each.)

RON
Right.

HARRY
Thanks.

SLUGHORN
Alright, now in each of your cauldrons is a very tempting potion, called Felix Felicis. (HERMIONE looks impressed.) Can anyone tell me what it does?

HERMIONE
It’s liquid luck. It makes whoever drinks it completely lucky.

SLUGHORN
Quite right, miss –

HERMIONE
Granger.

SLUGHORN
Granger? Are you perhaps related to Hector Dagworth-Granger, founder of the Society of Potioneers?

HERMIONE
I don’t think so, sir, I’m muggle-born.

SLUGHORN
(eyeing HARRY)
Ahhhh, “one of my best friends is muggle-born, and she’s the best in our year.” I presume this is the one you spoke about?

HARRY
Yes, it is.

SLUGHORN
Well, take ten points for Gryffindor. Yes, it is indeed liquid luck.

DEAN THOMAS
If it makes anyone who drinks it lucky, why can’t you just drink it all the time?

SLUGHORN
Because if taken in excess, Felix Felicis can cause giddiness, recklessness, and dangerous overconfidence - highly toxic, you know. But, if taken very occasionally, and on a very ordinary sort of day…

SEAMUS FINNIGAN
Have you ever taken it?

SLUGHORN
Twice in my life. And that is what I will be offering as a prize in this lesson. One tiny bottle, enough for twelve hours and a perfect day. How will you win this fabulous prize? By turning to page ten in your books and preparing a Draught of Living Death. I know this is more complex than anything you have previously attempted here and I do not expect perfection, but give it your best. Off you go!

HARRY opens his book to that page and immediately sees that the previous owner had scribbled all over the page, adding their own notes to the text. He (mentally) reads out the book’s instruction to cut up the sopophorous bean and then reads the neatly scrawled counter-instruction.

HARRY
Crush with flat side of silver dagger – releases juice, better than cutting.

HARRY tries to cut it up as per the author but, once it proves difficult, crushes it instead. The juice is indeed released, and quickly; he scoops it into the cauldron. It turns just the right shade of lilac, to HARRY’s surprise, so he looks back down at the page.

RON
How’d you do that?

HARRY simply shrugs; RON is still having trouble with his, and several of the rest of the class are fumbling around with their ingredients, hastily trying to cut things up or toss them into the cauldron. MALFOY looks especially nervous; he clearly needs that lucky day.

HARRY
(reading the textbook instructions)
Stir counter-clockwise until potion turns clear as water.
(reading the scribbled counter-instructions)
One clockwise stir after every 7th counter-clockwise.

He takes the chance and goes straight for the notes in the margins first, stirring clockwise after every 7th counter-clockwise stir. He smiles after seeing the resulting change to palest pink.

HERMIONE
How are you doing that? Mine is still purple!

HARRY
Add a clockwise stir after every 7th –

HERMIONE
No, the book says counter-clockwise.

RON’s potion is nowhere near either HARRY’s or HERMIONE’s, sort of a mustard color.

RON
Bloody hell!
(eyeing HARRY’s)
That's just not right.

DISSOLVE TO
SLUGHORN walks over from the right to the trio's desk and takes a look at RON's potion.

SLUGHORN
Alright, last but not least...Mr. Weasley…well, you tried your best. Miss Granger, very good. Mr. Potter…oh, excellent! You've all done well, but we have the clear winner!

He hands HARRY the bottle of golden FELIX FELICIS.

SLUGHORN
Clearly you’ve inherited your mother’s talent in Potions.

HARRY
No, no, I just got lucky.

HARRY turns back to see MALFOY giving him a look of absolute hatred.


CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM
HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE sit on a couch at the back of the room.

HARRY
I suppose you think I cheated?

HERMIONE
Well, they weren’t your ideas, were they?

RON
He only followed different instructions than ours. Could’ve been a catastrophe, but it worked. Wish Slughorn had handed me that one, but no, I get the one no one’s ever written on. Puked on, by the look of page 52, but…

GINNY
(walking up to them)
Hang on, did I hear right? You’re taking orders from something some strange person wrote in a book, Harry?

HARRY
Ginny, it’s not what you think; it’s nothing like Tom Riddle’s diary.

GINNY
But it is, you’re doing what it says.

HARRY
I just took a few of the notes written in the margins, there’s nothing funny –

HERMIONE
(looking a little bit smug)
Ginny’s right, Harry. Here, let’s take a look.
(She takes the book out of HARRY’s hands.)

HARRY
Hey!

HERMIONE
(pointing her wand at the cover)
Specialus Revelio!

Nothing happens.

HARRY
Satisfied? Or are you waiting for it to do a few backflips?

HERMIONE
It seems alright.

HARRY
Yeah, so I’ll have it back now.

He drops it when he takes it back from HERMIONE. Leaning down to pick it up, he reads out the words “property of The Half-Blood Prince” from the front page.

RON
Who’s The Half-Blood Prince?

HARRY
No idea.
  






I just noticed I've fallen into the pattern of each section I post ending with Harry saying something short and foreboding. (By the way, everything Harry reads from the HBP's book is said in his head, not out loud.)


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HBP scene 9: THE SECRET RIDDLE:    


  
CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – THE GREAT HALL
PAN DOWN from the ceiling, bewitched to look just like the dreary, misty sky outside; HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE sit at the GRYFFINDOR table to breakfast, HERMIONE with a DAILY PROPHET inhand.

RON
Anyone we know dead?

HERMIONE
Tactful, Ron. No, but there have been a few more dementor attacks, and it says that Stan Shunpike has been arrested - on suspicion of “Death Eater activities.”

HARRY
Stan Shunpike? The conductor of the Knight Bus?

HERMIONE
That’s him.

HARRY
That’s mad, I’ve met him, no way is he a Death Eater.

RON
Maybe's under the imperius curse; you never can tell, after all.

Just then, HEDWIG swoops down and drops a letter right before HARRY. He opens it up and reads it out:

HARRY
It’s from Dumbledore.

RON and HERMIONE look curious.

HARRY
“Dear Harry, I hope you're enjoying being back. If you'll permit, I would like to see you in my office tonight for the first of a number of important private lessons we will be having together this year. P.S. I enjoy Acid Pops.”

RON
He enjoys Acid Pops?

HARRY
The password to his office.

HERMIONE
Private lessons, that’s interesting. What do you think it could be?

HARRY
I dunno.

McGONAGALL
Potter!

HARRY turns around to face PROFESSOR McGONAGALL.

McGONAGALL
I know this is sudden, but the Gryffindor quidditch team is in need of a Captain, and I wanted to know if you would be interested.

HARRY
(hesitant)
Oh, uh…sure.

McGONAGALL
Excellent. Tryouts are tomorrow. Good luck.

She walks away, leaving HARRY a bit blindsided.

RON
You know, I was thinking about maybe trying out this year myself.

HARRY
Really? Well, see you there then.

CUT TO
HARRY knocks twice at DUMBLEDORE’s door. DUMBLEDORE shouts “come in” and HARRY opens the door to some familiar sights: the circular room with several whirling, smoking, or otherwise moving instruments unknown to us, portraits of previous headmasters, and FAWKES the flame-red phoenix sitting atop his perch. DUMBLEDORE stands before his desk in front of a stone basin, the one HARRY fell into two years prior.

DUMBLEDORE
Good evening, Harry. Are you enjoying the first week back?

HARRY
Yeah, of course.

DUMBLEDORE
(playful)
Professor Snape told me he gave you detention for tomorrow. And on your first day too.

HARRY
Uh...yeah...

DUMBLEDORE
(pause)
You were surprised to see I had given him the Defense Against the Dark Arts job.

HARRY
(taken aback)
Well, yeah, I was.

DUMBLEDORE
I trust Severus Snape, that's all that matters.

He takes a small bottle from the desk and opens the cork, letting out a swirling, streaming silver liquid.

DUMBLEDORE
Now, I'm sure you're wondering what it is I wanted to see you about.

HARRY
I usually am, yeah.

DUMBLEDORE
You now know why Voldemort tried to kill you 15 years ago, so the way I see it, it's time you be privy to certain information.

HARRY
Does this have something to do with the prophecy? Will it help me…survive?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes, I would say it has everything to do with the prophecy – and I certainly hope it will help you to survive. You see, in order to prepare for the future, we must first journey through the past. But I warn you: from here we leave the firm foundation of fact and venture into the murky marshes of memory and guesswork.

HARRY
But you do think you’re right?

DUMBLEDORE
Naturally, but as I have proven, I make mistakes like anyone else, and, in my case, they tend to be rather large ones.

HARRY
(eyeing the pensieve cautiously)
We’re going into the pensieve then?

DUMBLEDORE
That’s right. But this time, you have my permission. We’ll start with one of my own memories, which should at least prove accurate. After you.

HARRY steps in front of DUMBLEDORE, takes a deep breath, and plunges his face into the shimmering liquid. He falls down through the darkness and lands in a dimly lit corridor, DUMBLEDORE standing behind him.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah, there I am.

He gestures forward, where a much YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE, hair shorter and auburn-colored, is guided to a room by a short, stern-looking woman.

WOMAN
Right this way.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Thank you, Mrs. Cole.

MRS. COLE
I don’t mean to insult the boy, but, well, the oddest things tend to happen around him. I don’t think there will be many people disappointed to see the back of him.
(She knocks at the door and opens it.)
Tom, you have a visitor.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Hello, Tom.

She walks out; an 11-year-old TOM RIDDLE - seated at his window at the other side of the small room decorated with nothing more than a bed in the center, a rocking chair in the right corner, and a wardrobe in the left corner - looks up at the YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE with cold, piercing eyes.

RIDDLE
Who are you?

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
My name is Albus Dumbledore. I am the Headmaster at a school called Hogwarts.

RIDDLE
You’re putting me on. She’s sent you here, hasn’t she? You’re from the asylum, aren’t you? Who are you really? Tell the truth!

HARRY looks on in utter fascination at this child who would become VOLDEMORT, his commanding and paranoid qualities already in place.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
But I have. My name is Albus Dumbledore, and I work at a school called Hogwarts - I would like to offer you a place there. I will tell you a bit about it if you’d let me. Of course, no one can force you if you don’t want to.

RIDDLE
I’d like to see them try.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Hogwarts is a place for children with special abilities.

RIDDLE
I’m not mad.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Of course not, and Hogwarts is not a school for mad people. It is a school of magic.

RIDDLE
Magic?

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
That’s right.

RIDDLE
(excited)
What I can do, it’s…magic?

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
And what is it that you can do, Tom?

RIDDLE
All sorts. I can make things move with my mind. And I can make bad things happen to people. If someone bothers me, I...I can make them hurt.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Well, at Hogwarts -

RIDDLE
I can speak to snakes too. They find me...whisper things. Is that normal, for a wizard?

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
It is not unheard of, but no, it is not common.

RIDDLE
I knew I was special. I've always known.

HARRY is disconcerted by the lustful manner of RIDDLE’s boasting.

RIDDLE
You’re a wizard too then? Prove it.

Surprisingly, the YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE does, setting RIDDLE’s wardrobe on fire without a single wave of his wand. RIDDLE jumps up in anger.

RIDDLE
Okay, stop it!

The flames dissipate, leaving the wardrobe totally undamaged. RIDDLE stares at the wardrobe and then to the YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE, and hungrily asks:

RIDDLE
How can I do that?

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
In due time. I think there’s something trying to get out, why don’t you open the door?

RIDDLE opens the door to the wardrobe and takes out a rattling lockbox from the top shelf.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Is there anything in there that does not belong to you?

RIDDLE
(looking unnerved for the first time)
Yes.

He dumps the no-longer-rattling contents of the box onto his bed: a yo-yo, a thimble, a baseball, a quill, a mouth organ, and an antique silver locket with a large S in the center.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
You will return them to their rightful owners. Thieving is not tolerated at Hogwarts.

RIDDLE
Yes, sir.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
At Hogwarts we teach you not only how to use your power but how to control it. You’re not the first, nor will you be the last, to have done things that aren’t practiced or tolerated at school, by virtue of being inexperienced. I’m sure the story about Amy Benson and Dennis Bishop is just that.

RIDDLE
I didn’t attack them, you can ask them both!

An uncomfortable pause is broken by RIDDLE stating:

RIDDLE
I don't have any money.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Hogwarts has a fund to assist students who cannot pay for everything on their own.

RIDDLE
And where do you buy that stuff?

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Diagon Alley has everything you will need, from spellbooks to wands. I can accompany you there if you'd like -

RIDDLE
No, I can get there on my own.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Very well. You’ll find the entrance to it in the back of The Leaky Cauldron – ask Tom, the barman. Easy enough to remember, as he shares your name.

RIDDLE
I hate that name. There are lots of people called Tom; it’s so…ordinary.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Well, we'll see you at Hogwarts then. The details of your start of term are in here.
(He hands RIDDLE a sealed envelope.)

RIDDLE
Wait!

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
Yes?

RIDDLE
My father - was he a wizard? I know my mother can't have been, she died just after I was born.

YOUNGER DUMBLEDORE
I'm afraid I don't know.

RIDDLE
His name was Tom, that's all I know; I was named for him.

DUMBLEDORE
I think that will do.

HARRY and DUMBLEDORE this time rise and break through the surface of the memory and land back in DUMBLEDORE’s office.

HARRY
Wow. I – he believed it much quicker than I did.

DUMBLEDORE
Oh, Tom Riddle was all too ready to believe he was something more - better - than those around him.

HARRY
(pause)
Did you know...then?

DUMBLEDORE
Did I know I had just met the most dangerous dark wizard of all time?
(beat)
No. I want to draw your attention to young Tom’s attitude when I asked if he wanted me to escort him to Diagon Alley – the outright refusal, the need to be alone. There are Death Eaters who would tell you that “The Dark Lord” considers them his most prized ally, even a friend; they are deluded. Voldemort has no friends, the very concept is foreign to him, but what he has always known is how to exert his power and control over the less skilled. Those items he was keeping in his wardrobe, those served as souvenirs of instances when he had harassed fellow children at the orphanage.

HARRY
Amy Benson and Dennis Bishop?

DUMBLEDORE
If you believe the stories, he led them both into a cave and...it's still not known what he did to them.

HARRY's eyes return to DUMBLEDORE's disfigured hand (which is now minus the ring).

HARRY
Professor? I’m still wondering, what happened to your hand?

DUMBLEDORE
Don’t worry, Harry, all will be explained in time. Well, I think that concludes our lesson for tonight.

HARRY is about to leave when he thinks to ask:

HARRY
Oh, can I tell Ron and Hermione about these lessons?

DUMBLEDORE
I would encourage it. Goodnight, Harry.

HARRY
Goodnight, sir.

HARRY shuts the door behind him.
  



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HBP scenes 10-12: HERMIONE'S HELPING HAND/THE SLUG CLUB/HOGSMEADE ATTACK:    


  
CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – QUIDDITCH PITCH - AFTERNOON
RON flies into the air and takes his position in front of the central goal hoop. A quaffle swoops in but instead of blocking it, RON misses, lets it go through, and accidentally spins in midair. CUT TO HARRY - and HERMIONE in the stands - looking a bit concerned. The GRYFFINDOR opposite RON throws another quaffle at the hoop to his right; this one pelts RON square in the face; HARRY cringes a little.

HARRY
Come on, Ron.

The 3rd quaffle flies to his far left; this time, RON anticipates it and blocks it with perfect timing (although nearly losing grip on his broom).

HARRY
Yes!

CUT TO HERMIONE smiling approvingly. RON and the chaser playing to him land back down in front of HARRY, GINNY, and 3 other GRYFFINDORS in their quidditch robes.

HARRY
Well, um - looks like we have our new keeper.

RON
Really?

GINNY
Alright, Ron!

GRYFFINDOR GUY
Hold on, you’re putting him in?!

A tall, burly GRYFFINDOR guy walks up to HARRY holding his broomstick.

GRYFFINDOR GUY
He missed two penalties!

HARRY
He didn’t take off in the opposite direction at the end, McLaggen.

McLAGGEN
I – you – you’re only putting Weasley in because you’re friends.

HARRY
I’m putting him in because he performed better, now that’s all I’m saying on the matter.

McLAGGEN walks away angrily.

HARRY
Alright everyone, good work, our first match is against Slytherin, so see you all at practice next weekend.

HERMIONE
(walking up to them)
Congratulations, Ron.

RON
Thanks. I’m gonna go change.
(He walks off.)

HARRY
(to HERMIONE)
You know, it’s interesting: there were only two keepers trying out, Ron and McLaggen. And McLaggen just…took off, the opposite way. Almost as if someone had jinxed him, so that Ron would definitely make the team.

HERMIONE
(coy)
That is interesting.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – POTIONS DUNGEON
HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE are about to leave the classroom with the rest of the group. HARRY puts his ADVANCED POTION-MAKING book back in his bag.

HERMIONE
Hasn’t your new one come from Flourish & Blott’s yet?

HARRY
(softly)
It has, and I switched the covers, I’m keeping the old one.

HERMIONE
Harry, you don’t even know anything about this Half-Blood Prince! Particularly who it is.

The conversation is cut short by SLUGHORN walking up to them.

SLUGHORN
Oh good, you haven’t left yet. Harry, I’m having a little get-together for a small group of my students tonight in my office; I wonder if you’d care to come.

HARRY
Oh, um…yeah, yeah, alright.

SLUGHORN
Excellent. Miss Granger, I would love you to attend as well.

HERMIONE
Sure.

SLUGHORN
7:00 then?

HARRY
Yep.

HERMIONE
Mmm-hmm.

SLUGHORN walks away, ignoring RON. As the trio leave, RON asks:

RON
You two can see me, right?

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – SLUGHORN’S OFFICE
HARRY and HERMIONE walk into SLUGHORN’s office; seated at a circular table are SLUGHORN, GINNY, NEVILLE, McLAGGEN, and 2 others we do not recognize: a thin, straw-haired boy and a tall boy with high cheekbones and slanted eyes.

SLUGHORN
And you know, I was speaking to Gwenog Jones, Captain of The Holyhead Harpies, you know, the premier all-female quidditch team, and - Harry, my boy! And Miss Granger, yes, have a seat, have a seat. Glad you could come – especially after you missed our little get-together on the train, Harry.

HARRY
Uh, yeah, something else just came up.

SLUGHORN
Well, no matter. Let’s have some introductions then, shall we? Miss Weasley and Mr. Longbottom over here tell me you already know each other, which is very good. And this is Cormac McLaggen, also Gryffindor –

McLAGGEN
Harry.

HARRY
McLaggen.

SLUGHORN
- Marcus Belby, he’s Ravenclaw –

MARCUS
Hello, nice to meet you.

HARRY
Hello.

HERMIONE
Hi.

SLUGHORN
- and Blaise Zabini, of Slytherin.

Being SLYTHERIN, ZABINI merely gives HARRY a small look of contempt, which HARRY returns.

SLUGHORN
Marcus, you know, I used to teach your uncle Damacles; outstanding wizard, and his Order of Merlin was most deserved. Do you see much of him?

MARCUS
Um, no, he and my dad don’t get on very well.

SLUGHORN
Oh, that’s a shame. Cormac, I happen to know you see a lot of your uncle, Tiberius, because he has a splendid picture of you two hunting nogtails in Norfolk, I think.

McLAGGEN
Yeah, we went with Rufus Scrimgeour. This was before he became Minister, of course.

SLUGHORN
Impressive, impressive. Oh, would anyone care for some pineapple? It’s crystallized, that’s always been my favorite.
(He takes the bowl and puts it in the center of the table. McLAGGEN is the only one who takes any.)
Neville Longbottom…

NEVILLE’s slumped head darts up.

NEVILLE
Yeah?

SLUGHORN
Your parents: as I recall, their strong point was always Defense Against the Dark Arts. In fact, I don't mean to brag, but I daresay I had a little bit to do with their appointment as aurors for the Ministry. Yourself?

NEVILLE
Well…my best marks are in Herbology.

GINNY
Professor Sprout says he’s a natural.

SLUGHORN
Yes, indeed. Needless to say, your parents were among the bravest people I’ve known. It’s very tragic what happened, very tragic.
(turning to his left)
Well now, Harry Potter…Of course, they’re calling you The Chosen One now, aren’t they?

ZABINI rolls his eyes.

SLUGHORN
Rumors have been around that you had extraordinary ability since, well, since the night Lily and James were killed, the night you survived. One doesn’t know what to believe; the Prophet’s been known to print inaccuracies, make mistakes, but given all the witnesses, you seem to have been in the middle of quite the, er, disturbance at the Ministry.

HARRY fumbles to answer this himself.

HERMIONE
The Prophet doesn’t have any proof that there was a prophecy.

NEVILLE
Yeah, we never heard one, and we were there!

SLUGHORN
Were you now? That certainly is interesting; I’m sure you have some stories to tell.

GINNY
To be honest, it’s more the sort of thing you want to put behind you, Professor.

SLUGHORN
Oh, of course, of course. Well, I don’t want to keep all of you long. Class dismissed.
(He chuckles.)
And I hope there are many more of these meetings to come.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – HALLWAY

HERMIONE
Not quite what I expected.

HARRY
Please, you know you hated it.

HERMIONE
I didn’t hate it, but – did you notice he only invited people with famous parents, or who’re well-connected?

HARRY
Not Ginny – not you; unless you actually are related to Hector Dagworth-Granger.

GINNY
Well, I agree with Hermione, I'm not sure why I was invited.

HARRY
He probably invited you because you're funny, smart, a great witch.

GINNY
You do make a good point. I'll see you two later, I'm meeting Dean.

HARRY
See you.

HERMIONE seems to catch the wistful look on HARRY's face as she leaves.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGSMEADE - AFTERNOON
PAN DOWN from an OVERHEAD SHOT of HOGSMEADE VILLAGE; HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE walk alongside the gallery of shops.

HERMIONE
I wonder what your next lesson with Dumbledore could be.

HARRY
Another memory, I suppose.

HERMIONE
No, I mean what it could involve. You think they’re all going to be of Voldemort’s past?

HARRY
Probably; Dumbledore did say the best way to prepare for the future was to journey through the past, so…I’m more wondering what he did to his hand.

HERMIONE
It must have been fascinating to see him, just a kid.

HARRY
That’s one way to put it.

HERMIONE
(to RON)
You’ve been awfully quiet.

RON
Oh, yeah; I’m just thinking about the match. Harry, I’ve decided, I think you should find another keeper, I’m no good.

HARRY
What? No, Ron, you’ll do great, you just need more confidence in yourself.
(beat)
Beside, it’s too late for me to get someone else.

PARVATI PATIL and a friend, perky and attractive with long brown hair, pass them by.

PARVATI’S FRIEND
Hi, Ron; I'm, uh, glad you made the team.

RON
Thanks, Lavender.

LAVENDER smiles at RON as she walks away, which HERMIONE catches and looks slightly jealous about.

HERMIONE
Harry, did you notice Cho in The Three Broomsticks?

HARRY
Yeah, I did.

HERMIONE
Why didn’t you say anything?

HARRY
I already apologized after I found out she was forced to give away the D.A.’s location. But it’s just so awkward with us now; things just sort of…fell apart.
(pause)
So how long's Ginny been with Dean anyway?

RON
I dunno, a few months maybe - why?

A horrible shriek cuts the relaxed atmosphere; a little way ahead, a girl rises from the ground, as if controlled by some invisible force, stopping in a position with her arms outstretched stiffly, her face totally serene as she unleashes a second blood-curdling scream, her friend in hysterics below.

GIRL #2
KATIE! Katie, talk to me, please!

HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE come running along to them.

HARRY
What’s going on?!

GIRL #2
She was carrying that out, and all of a sudden she was thrown in the air!

HARRY
(pointing to a box laying on the ground)
That?

She nods tearfully.

HARRY
(to RON and HERMIONE)
You two go back to the castle and get help, quick!

RON and HERMIONE run off toward HOGWARTS; HARRY looks back up toward KATIE then leans down to take a closer look at – but not touch – the small package.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – PROFESSOR McGONAGALL’S OFFICE
PROFESSOR McGONAGALL walks in before a nervous HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE.

McGONAGALL
Miss Bell is resting in the hospital wing. Did any of you see what happened?

RON
Yeah, we all did.

McGONAGALL
Well…?

HERMIONE
Well, apparently Katie was taking a package back here when she just took off into the air, like something was controlling her.

McGONAGALL
The package contained a necklace, a cursed necklace – the sort of dark magic that necessitates secrecy sensors here in the first place. I don’t suppose you three know who gave her this item?

They remain silent until HARRY steps up and says:

HARRY
I think it was Draco Malfoy.
(deep breath)
I think he’s replaced his father as a Death Eater.

HERMIONE
Harry, not this again.

McGONAGALL
That…is a very serious accusation, Potter; I hope you have reason for it.

HARRY
I heard him, at King’s Cross, talking about going to Borgin & Burke’s, having Borgin keep something there for him, something he couldn’t be seen carrying out. I reckon it could’ve been the necklace. I also overheard him talking about maybe not coming back to Hogwarts next year, about Voldemort giving him a job, something he didn’t need to be qualified for.

HERMIONE
But he was saying all that to Crabbe and Goyle, don’t you think he could have just been boasting?

RON
She does have a point, Harry.

HARRY
I don’t think so! And you wouldn’t either if you’d heard him too.

McGONAGALL
But you did not see him carrying a similar package? You did not see him when the attack happened?

HARRY
No.

McGONAGALL
Well, I cannot very well accuse Mr. Malfoy simply because he may have been to the shop where the necklace may have been purchased.

HARRY
He’s a Death Eater now, I’m sure of it –

McGONAGALL
That is enough, Potter. You three can return to your common room.

HARRY looks at her in frustration.
  



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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

Hey guys! Since at this current moment I can't post my DH2 script I decided to once again go back in time and consolidate my last HBP script. This was the one I was trying to compare with the movie that's coming out and see how close I would get it. Reading through it they're alot different But suprisingly there are some things that I was right on the money. So here is my script of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I'll be posting it bit by bit over the next few days so thanks to all that read!

Spinners End:    


  EXT. SPINNERS END-NIGHT

The screen fades in to a shot of a street sign reading SPINNERS END. The camera slowly pans out to show the FOGGY street and walking through the fog is two cloaked figures walking at a quick pace. The camera follows them up to a DARK HOUSE and one of them reaches out to knock. A LIGHT comes on within the house and the door slowly opens. SEVERUS SNAPE slowly walks out of the door and stares at the two mysterious figures.

SNAPE
Well well look who it is. Come in….

Snape steps to the side as the two figures walk inside the house. He takes a quick look into the foggy streets before closing the door.

INT. DARK HOUSE-MOMENTS LATER-NIGHT

The scene cuts to the hooded figures now taking off their cloaks and we now see that they are BELLATRIX LESTRANGE and NARCISSA MALFOY.

NARCISSA
I’m sorry to disturb you this late at night Severus but I thought it to be the best time…..I have been told to say nothing to anyone but…

BELLATRIX
Then you ought to hold your tongue! Patrticularly in present company! Why won’t you just listen to me sister! What’s done will be done….

SNAPE
Present company Bellatrix? What am I to understand by that?

BELLATRIX
That I don’t trust you Snape as you may very well know!

SNAPE
Charming atleast we share a mutual….dislike…for one another.

BELLATRIX
Why is Harry Potter still alive Snape? 6 years and you could’ve killed him! I can’t believe the Dark Lord has let you live…

SNAPE
This means I’ve given him the necessary answers to why Potter is still alive. Correct me if I’m wrong Bellatrix but it seems to be you don’t agree with the Dark Lord…

BELLATRIX
I spent years in Azkaban for him Snape!

SNAPE
I’m sure you were much help sitting in a prison cell….

BELLATRIX
How dare you!

SNAPE
I’ve followed the Dark Lord’s orders Bellatrix. I’ve played my part well. Dumbledore trusts me and therein lies my great value to the Dark Lord.

Snape glances down at his arm and watches the DARK MARK on his arm as it slightly moves back and forth. Bellatrix frowns and walks to the other side of the room in anger.

SNAPE
So what is it that you need from me Narcissa?

NARCISSA
You of course know of the mission that the Dark Lord has set forth?

SNAPE
I do…

NARCISSA
Severus…my son….my only son. I know this may be too much to ask of you but Severus would you look after him, see he comes to no harm?

Snape stares at her for a second. Bellatrix watches from the other room in silence with a look of fury in her eyes.

SNAPE
It might be possible…for me to help him.

NARCISSA
Will you swear to it? Will you make the Unbreakable Vow?

Bellatrix eyes widen in horror at this question and tears slowly fall from Narcissa’s eyes. Snape stares at her and slowly gets up and walks towards the window. The camera shows the view from outside of the dark house of Snape looking out of the curtain and SWOOSH he closes them. The camera pans up over the house and the title ‘HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE’ slowly comes towards the screen with the bright moon in the background. The camera continues to pan up over the moon pauses and starts to pan back down.
  


Horace Slughorn:    


  EXT-PRIVET DRIVE-NIGHT

A WIDESHOT of Privet Drive is now shown as the camera slowly pans closer to the buildings.

DUMBLEDORE
(Voiceover)
Dear Harry, If it is convenient to you I shall call at number four, Privet Drive, this coming Friday at eleven P.M. to escort you to the Burrow, where you have been invited to spend the remainder of your school holidays. If you are agreeable, I should also be glad of your assistance in a matter to which I hope to attend on the way to the Burrow. I shall explain this more fully when I see you. Hoping to see you this Friday, I am, yours most sincerely, Albus Dumbledore

As the voiceover is being read the camera gets closer to the houses and BAM one by one street lights start going out. We see a CLOAKED FIGURE standing in the street. As we get closer we see the figure hold up a DELUMINATOR and CLICK another light flies into it. The camera pans over this figures shoulder and continues to go towards NUMBER FOUR PRIVET DRIVE. The camera goes through the window of HARRY POTTERS room and we see him laying against the window asleep. The DOORBELL rings and Harry snaps out of his sleep quickly and backs up and BAM trips over his packed trunk which is on the floor. HEDWIG hoots as this happens. Harry jumps up and runs out of his room, down the stairs and opens the door with excitement.

EXT-NUMBER FOUR PRIVET DRIVE-SECONDS LATER-NIGHT

Standing there with a smile on his face is ALBUS DUMBLEDORE as he pulls back the cloak he was wearing.

DUMBLEDORE
I’m sorry Harry did I wake you?

HARRY
(Nervous chuckle)
No…of course not…I was wide awake….

DUMBLEDORE
Wonderful! Is there any chance that your Aunt and Uncle are home?

HARRY
No they’ve been gone all day. They’ve been taking Dudley to the doctor a lot. He hasn’t been the same since the dementor attack last year.

DUMBLEDORE
I’m sure that was a horrifying experience. In that case
(He pulls out a letter)
I would ask if you would leave this letter somewhere that they can find it.

HARRY
What is it?

DUMBLEDORE
Just a letter asking if they would be so kind to let you return once more next year. You see Harry fifteen years ago I put a powerful protection over this house and it will continue to hold as long as you can call this house ‘home.’ This magic will cease to operate the moment that you turn seventeen since as you know seventeen the age us wizards become adults.

HARRY
I honestly don’t think they care about that sir.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah I also included a few choice words but I think you’re a little too young to hear that part just yet. Now put this away Harry and I’ll send your bags to the Burrow so we can step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

Harry smiles as he takes the letter and returns inside.

EXT-PRIVET DRIVE-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene fades to Harry and Dumbledore walking down the middle of the street. Someone riding a bike passes by and gives an odd look at them and Dumbledore simply smiles and waves at them. As he waves we notices that the back of Dumbledore’s hand is BLACKENED and SHRIVELED.

HARRY
Sir your hand…what happened to it?

DUMBLEDORE
Ah this. Well I have no time to really explain it now I’m afraid. You have not, of course, passed your Apparition Test am I correct?

HARRY
No sir, I thought you had to be seventeen?

DUMBLEDORE
You do, so you will need to hold on to my arm very tightly.
(Harry grabs Dumbledore’s arm)
Very good, well here we go.

SWOSH they’re gone in a puff of smoke. The scene cuts to Harry holding onto Dumbledore as they’re flying upwards as the world around them is spinning quickly as if they’re in the middle of a vortex. Soon the spinning slows down and SWOOSH it comes to a halt and Dumbledore grabbes Harry before he falls over from the land.

EXT-BUDLEIGH BABBERTON-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

Harry dusts his self off as Dumbledore pulls out his wand and looks around. They’re standing in front of a WAR MEMORIAL and Harry pulls on his ears as if to make them pop.

HARRY
So that’s apparition huh? I think I much prefer flying.

DUMBLEDORE
It does take some getting used to I’m afraid. Get your wand out Harry and keep it at the ready.

HARRY
I thought I’m not allowed to use magic outside of school, sir?

DUMBLEDORE
If there is an attack I give you permission to use any counterjinx or curse that might occur to you.

HARRY
I don’t think I need to worry about being attacked tonight sir.

DUMBLEDORE
Oh? Why’s that?

HARRY
Well….ugh…because I’m with you.

DUMBLEDORE
(Smiles lightly)
Ah Harry, you make it so hard to be modest…

They begin to walk slowly through this dark place

DUMBLEDORE
Needless to say Harry the times have become dangerous, as I’m sure you know, since Voldemort has come out into the open.

HARRY
The explosion of The Brockdale Bridge that just happened…do you think…?

DUMBLEDORE
Oh I know it was Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters Harry. Not even the muggles are safe. Have you noticed how foggy it’s been lately?

HARRY
Yeah I noticed that….

DUMBLEDORE
The Dementors are breeding Harry…yes yes dark times indeed lie ahead for both of us.

HARRY
Sir…where exactly are we?

DUMBLEDORE
Ah yes I forgot to mention it. We’re in the charming village of Budleigh Babberton. We are here to persuade an old colleague of mine to come out of retirement and return to Hogwarts. Ah and here we are!

They stop in front of a SMALL STONE HOUSE. The front door is hanging off its hinges and Dumbledore looks both ways before proceeding through the GATE into the yard towards the door.

INT-STONE HOUSE-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

The walk into the house and a scene of total devastation meets their eyes. Things are EVERYWHERE. The camera pans to a grandfather clock that is lying splintered at their feet. Dumbledore turns to go into the living area and Harry follows. Dumbledore raises his wand and the light from the tip shows the walls has something that is darkly red and glutinous spattered across it.

DUMBLEDORE
Not pretty, is it? Yes, something horrible has happened here.

Dumbledore continues to look around the room slowly.

HARRY
Maybe there was a fight and they dragged him off….

Dumbledore glances over to an OVERSTUFFED ARMCHAIR that is sitting in the corner of the room and stares at it for a second.

DUMBLEDORE
I don’t think so….

HARRY
You mean he’s still here?….

Dumbledore quickly walks up to the chair and pokes it with the tip of his wand and the sound ‘OUCH’ is heard.

DUMBLEDORE
Good evening, Horace.

Harry watches as the armchair slowly begins to transform into HORACE SLUGHORN who is now standing there rubbing his stomach where Dumbledore poked him.

SLUGHORN
There was no need to stick the wand in that hard. It hurt! What gave it away?

DUMBLEDORE
My dear Horace if the Death Eaters really had come to call, the Dark Mark would have been set over the house.

SLUGHORN
(Slapping his palm across his forehead)
The Dark mark…knew there was something I forgot.

He pulls out his wand and SWOOSH everything that was destroyed starts to repair itself. Harry stands back as the pictures fly back on the wall, dishes repair themselves, and the broken lamp on the floor repairs itself and lights the room. Slughorn gives Dumbledore a slight frown and looks over towards Harry and notices his SCAR.

SLUGHORN
Oho! Oho!

DUMBLEDORE
This is Harry Potter. Harry, this is an old friend and colleague of mine, Horace Slughorn.

SLUGHORN
(Looking angrily at Dumbledore)
So that’s how you thought you’d persuade me, is it? Well, the answer’s no, Albus!

DUMBLEDORE
Well do you mind if we have a seat atleast?

SLUGHORN
Go ahead!

Harry and Dumbledore both sit down on the small couch and Slughorn sits in a chair opposite them.

SLUGHORN
Now I don’t mean to be rude Albus….

DUMBLEDORE
Yet sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often old friend. So how have you been keeping Horace?

SLUGHORN
Not so well. Weak chest. Wheezy. Can’t move like I used to. You must know what I mean Albus you’re older than me!

DUMBLEDORE
You’re quite right my reactions aren’t…..
(Dumbledore holds up his blackened hand and we get a good look at the damage)
What they used to be but on the other hand…

He turns his hand a bit and now we can see a RING with a heavy black STONE that had been cracked down the middle. Slughorn eyes widen at the sight of the ring and Harry stares at it. Suddenly Dumbledore stands up and proceeds to walk out of the room.

SLUGHORN
Are you leaving?

DUMBLEDORE
No, I was wondering whether I might use your bathroom.

SLUGHORN
Oh…second on the left down the hall.

Dumbledore nods and walks quickly out of the room. Slughorn and Harry both sit uncomfortably in silence in the room for a second before Slughorn clears his voice.

SLUGHORN
Don’t think I don’t know why he’s brought you. You look very like your father, except for your eyes. You’ve got….

HARRY
My mother’s eyes, yeah.

SLUGHORN
Yes well your mother, Lily Evans, was one of the brightest I ever taught. I used to tell her she ought to have been in my House.

HARRY
Which was your house?

SLUGHORN
I was Head of Slytherin. Oh now don’t go holding that against me! You’ll be in Gryffindor like her, I suppose? Your mother was Muggle-born, of course. Couldn’t believe it when I found out. Thought she must have been pure-blood, she was so good.

HARRY
One of my best friends is Muggle-born and she’s the best in our year.

SLUGHORN
Yes well I’m sorry I won’t be able to meet her. Taking up a post at Hogwarts right now would be tantamount to declaring my public allegiance to the Order of the Phoenix….

HARRY
You don’t have to join the Order to teach at Hogwarts. Most of the teachers there aren’t. I reckon the staff are safer than most people while Dumbledore’s headmaster, he’s supposed to be the only one Voldemort ever feared, isn’t he?

Slughorn stares at Harry for a moment clearly thinking about what he just said.

SLUGHORN
It is true that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Names has never sought a fight with Dumbleodre…I may very well be safer closer to Albus…

Dumbledore Enters

SLUGHORN
Oh, there you are, Albus! You’ve been gone a very long time. Upset stomach?

DUMBLEDORE
No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines. I do love knitting patterns. Well, Harry, we have trespassed upon Horace’s hospitality quite long enough; I think it is time for us to leave.

SLUGHORN
You’re leaving?

Harry jumps up quickly and stands besides Dumbledore

DUMBLDORE
Yes, I think I know a lost cause when I see one. I’m sorry you don’t want the job Horace. Hogwarts would have been glad to see you back again. Our greatly increased security notwithstanding, you will always be welcome to visit, should you wish too! Good bye!

He smiles and proceeds to walk out of the house and Harry follows.


EXT-STONE HOUSE-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

Dumbledore and Harry walk outside the house and exit the gate in front of the house. Suddenly we hear Slughorns voice yelling from inside of the house

SLUGHORN
(Off-screen)
All right, all right, I’ll do it! I’ll be wanting a pay rise for this, Dumbledore!

The door of the house SLAMS shut and Dumbledore smiles and continues to walk away from the house as Harry follows.

DUMBLEDORE
Well done, Harry

HARRY
What did I do?

DUMBLEDORE
You showed Horace exactly how much he stands to gain by returning to Hogwarts. Now if you will grasp my arms, let us get you to The Burrow. I’m sure Mrs. Weasley is worried sick.

Harry grabs onto Dumbledore’s are and SWOOSH they disappear
  


Time at the Burrow:    


  
EXT. THE BURROW- DAWN

The scene cuts to a wide shot of THE BURROW and SWOOSH Harry and Dumbledore appear in the middle of the yard. The sky is a light orange as it is now the crack of dawn.

DUMBLEDORE
Well here we are Harry. Now before you proceed inside I’d like to have a word with you.

Dumbledore faces Harry and looks down upon him.

DUMBLEDORE
I am pleased and a little proud at how well you seem to be coping after everything that happened at the Ministry. It was cruel that you and Sirius had such a short time together. Naturally, the loss is devastating….

HARRY
While I was at the Dursleys’ I realized I can’t shut myself away or crack up; Sirius wouldn’t have wanted that would he? People are dying; it could be me next, couldn’t it? And if it is, I’ll make sure I take as many Death Eaters with me as I can and Voldemort too if I can manage it.

DUMBLEDORE
Spoken both like your mother and father’ son and Sirius’s true godson! Also it is my wish that you take private lessons with me this year.

HARRY
Private…! With you? Really?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes, I think it is time that I took a great hand in your education.

HARRY
What will you be teaching me, sir?

DUMBLEDORE
(airily)
Oh, a little of this, a little of that. Now lets get you inside, lets not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are.

INT. THE BURROW-FRED AND GEORGE’S BEDROOM-AFTERNOON

They begin to walk towards the house as the scene fades to a shot of Harry sleeping. Then BAM the door flies open and Harry sits up quickly in the bed. SWISH the curtains in the room fly open and Harry reaches for his glasses. Standing by the window was RON WEASLEY and walking into the room is HERMIONE GRANGER

RON
We didn’t know you were here already!

HERMIONE
Ron why did you wake him up, I’m sure he’s very tired!

HARRY
No…I was fine Hermione thanks. Alright Ron?

RON
Fine…when did you get here? You were out with Dumbledore? What happened? What did you do?

HERMIONE
Ron let him collect his thoughts first!

HARRY
It wasn’t that exciting. He just wanted me to help him persuade this old teacher to come out of retirement. Did I miss breakfast?

HERMIONE
Yes…it’s noon now. Mrs. Weasley is sending the food up.

HARRY
She didn’t have too….

GINNY WEASLEY walks into the room carrying a tray of food for Harry.

HARRY
Ginny….hey….

GINNY
Hiya Harry. Good sleep?

She places the tray across Harry’s lap.

HARRY
Fine…you didn’t have to bring this up; I’ll just join you all downstairs.

GINNY
Yes well YOU’LL have to tell mum that, she kept insisting that you were exhausted and she reckons you look underfed.

HARRY
Great….

GINNY
Well I’ll take this back downstairs

She grabs the tray and exits and Hermione follows.

RON
Hurry up and get dressed, I’m starving!

Ron exits and Harry smiles as the scene fades to MRS. WEASLEY, Ginny, and Hermione setting the tables in the kitchen. Harry and Ron both run downstairs and Mrs. Weasley runs up to hug Harry.

INT. THE BURROW-KITCHEN-MOMENTS LATER

MRS. WEASLEY
Good morning Harry dear, are you sure you’re well rested? You can sleep the rest of the day if you like...

HARRY
I’m fine Mrs. Weasley really…..

RON
(Sitting down at the table.)
Has dad made it home yet?

MRS. WEASLEY
No, he’s a tiny bit late

She takes a look up at the family clock where all faces are pointing towards “Mortal Peril” now.

RON
It’s been like that for a while, ever since You-Know-Who’s came back into the open.

GINNY
Yes well SOMEONE can help set the table instead of sitting around just eating all the time.

RON
Hey! I was helping Harry out….

GINNY
Yeah I’m sure he needs your help getting dressed Ron.

RON
It’s a tough job….

HARRY
Where are Fred and George?

RON
They’re raking in the Galleons! They have a new shop in Diagon Alley, we should be going there later…

MRS. WEASLEY
I must say I didn’t approve of it at first, but they do seem to have a flair for business. Oh!

(Mr. Weasley’s hand on the clock moves from ‘Mortal Peril’ to traveling)
Your fathers on his way kids!

Mrs. Weasley waves her hand and the bread she was cutting flies on all the plates on the table. Hermione takes a seat by Ron and Ginny takes a seat by Harry. Hermione grabs the Daily Prophet and begins to read.

RON
So anyone we know dead?

MRS. WEASLEY
RONALD WEASLEY!!!!

RON
What!?!

HERMIONE
(sigh)
Honestly Ron. There have been another couple of dementor attacks and a few more disappearances.

GINNY
There’ve been a lot of disappearances…..

RON
Yeah, did you hear? Even Ollivander the wandmaker has gone missing…

There is a knock on the door and everyone looks at it in silence.

MRS. WEASLEY
Arthur, is that you?

MR. WEASLEY
(From outside the door)
Yes, but I would say that even if I were a Death Eater. Ask the question!

MRS. WEASLEY
Oh, honestly Arthur this isn’t necessary…

MR. WEASLEY
The question dear!

MRS. WEASLEY
Fine…what is your dearest ambition?

MR. WEASLEY
To find out how airplanes stay up and now Molly, what do you like me to call you when we’re alone together?

Mrs. Weasley looks over her shoulders and see the kids watching her.

MRS. WEASLEY
(Nervous Chuckle)
Mollywobbles.

MR. WEASLEY
Correct, now you can let me in.

The door opens and MR. WEASLEY walks in and kisses his wife and sits down his briefcase.

MR. WEASLEY
Harry, I didn’t know you were here already. Everything alright?

HARRY
Yes sir

MR. WEASLEY
Well I ran into a few owls on the way and I have a nice little treat for you lot.
(He pulls out of his pocket a stack of mail.)
O.W.L. results are in!

HERMIONE
(She jumps up in excitement)
Are they here already! Feels like I’ve been waiting ages!

Hermione, Ron, and Harry all take there letters from Mr. Weasley and proceeds to open them on the spot.

HARRY
I only failed Divination and History of Magic, and who cares about them?

RON
(Taking a look at Harry’s)
I knew you’d be top at Defense Against the Dark Arts. We’ve done all right, haven’t we? We’re N.E.W.T. students now!

MRS WEASLEY
Well done!

HARRY
And look at this…we don’t have to take Potions anymore. No more Snape…this day is great already!

GINNY
Hermione? How did you do?

HERMIONE
Oh, I….not bad.

RON
Yeah, like you had anything to worry about in the first place.

Hermione shoots Ron a stern look and then notices something hanging out of Harry’s envelope.

HERMIONE
Well look at this.
(She takes it out and stares at it.)
Seems as if Harry is Quidditch captain this year!

RON
Wow! Congrats Harry! …

HARRY
Thanks…

RON
I’ve always wanted to try out for the team…..

GINNY
Awwww now you have to do is break it to Ron that he doesn’t have a chance on the team Harry.…

RON
Funny…

MRS. WEASLEY
Don’t forget that we are traveling to Diagon Alley later…

MR. WEASLEY
Don’t expect it to be the same Harry, its nearly completely empty now. The scare of You-Know-Who’s return has changed a lot of things. Now can I have a few more sausages dear..?

The camera zooms in on Harry looking at everyone eat and give a slight smile as he enjoys the company of his FAMILY. The scene slowly fades to a shot of a BRICK WALL. Slowly the brick wall starts to peel back and the camera pans back to show Harry, Ron, Hermione, Mr and Mrs. Weasley, and Ginny standing in front of it.
  


Weasley Wizard Wheezes:    


  EXT. DIAGON ALLEY-LATER THAT DAY

They slowly walk through the opening and the camera pans up to show a mostly empty DIAGON ALLEY. We see MINISTRY OF MAGIC posters all around and black and white photos of Bellatrix Lestrange sneering on them. A lot of the familiar shops were boarded up and there is a dark wizard calling out to them trying to sell something but they hush past. The camera pans down to Harry as he looks into the window of OLLIVANDER’S deserted wand shop. Ron puts his hand on Harry’s shoulder

RON
Come on mate, we’re going to go to Madam Malkin’s and pick up some new robes while Mom, Dad, and Ginny get the books.

Harry nods and follows Ron as the scene fades to:

INT. MADAM MALKIN- SAME DAY

Harry, Ron, and Hermione walk into the shop and pause when they see Draco standing there in a mirror with MADAM MALKIN knelt down threading Draco’s robs.

DRACO
I’m not a child, in case you haven’t noticed, Mother. I am perfectly capable of shopping alone!

She reaches up and brushes Draco’s left arm and he jumps back as if he’s in pain.

DRACO
And watch where you’re sticking that pin, will you!

He looks in the mirror again and notices the trio standing in the doorway and smirks.

DRACO
If you’re wondering what the smell is, Mother, a Mudblood just walked in.

MADAM MALKIN
I don’t think there’s any need for language like that!

She looks back and sees Harry and Ron both have their wands drawn

MADAM MALKIN
And I don’t want wands drawn in my shop either!

HERMIONE
(Grabs both there arms)
No, don’t, it’s not worth it.

Narcissa Malfoy walks from around the corner slowly with a look of fury in her eyes.

NARCISSA
Put those away. If you attack my son I shall ensure that it is the last thing you ever do.

HARRY
Really? Going to get a few Death Eater pals to do us in, are you?

NARCISSA
I see that being Dumbledore’s favorite has given you a false sense of security, Harry Potter. But Dumbledore won’t always be there to protect you.

HARRY
(He looks around the shop)
That’s funny…look at that…he’s not here now! So why not have a go? They might be able to find you a double cell in Azkaban with your loser of a husband!

DRACO
(He turns around suddenly)
Don’t you dare talk to my mother like that, Potter!

NARCISSA
It’s alright Draco. I expect Potter will be reunited with Sirius before I am reunited with Lucius.

Harry points his wand towards her face and she just stares at him with intense hatred in her eyes.

DRACO
Mother…I don’t think I want these robes anymore

NARCISSA
You’re right, Draco. Now I know the kind of scum that shops here…we’ll do better at Twilfitt and Tatting’s.

MADAM MALIKIN
Well, really!

Narcissa grabs Draco by the arm as he throws the robes in Madam Malkins face and they exit. Hermione, Ron, and Harry all look at each other as the scene cuts to the Weasleys, Hermione, and Harry walking down the streets of Diagon Ally.
The camera goes past them to a shop which, compared to the one’s around it, was light and lively. In the window of the shop was a large sign that read “Why Are You Worrying About You-Know-Who? You Should Be Worrying About U-No-Poo- The Constipation Sensation That’s Gripping The Nation!” The camera pans back to them standing in front of the window as Mrs. Weasley grabs her chest.

MRS. WEASLEY
They’ll be murdered in their sleep!

INT. WEASLEY WIZARD WHEEZES-DAY-MOMENTS LATER

They all walk into the shop and we see an assortment of gadgets and boxes. There are boxes labeled Skiving Snackboxes and Nosebleed Nougat. There are boxes of wands, quills which came in Self Inking and Smart Answer varieties. The camera then pans to the front of the store where FRED WEASLEY and GEORGE WEASLEY are standing

FRED
Welcome…

FRED AND GEORGE
To Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes!!

They both walk up and hug their mom and dad. Fred punches Ron on the arm as he walks past him.
HARRY
Nice place guys.

GINNY
(She looks at love potions)
Do these things work?

GEORGE
Certainly they work, for up to twenty-four hours at a time depending on the weight of the boy in question, and the attractiveness of the girl. But we’re not selling them to our sister, not when she’s already got about five boys on the go from what we’ve heard…

GINNY
(Irritably)
Whatever you’ve heard from Ron is a big fat lie.

FRED
Are you or are you not currently going out with a boy called Dean Thomas?

HARRY
You’re dating Dean?

GINNY
Yes I am, what are those?

GEORGE
Pygmy Puffs, Miniature puffskeins, we can’t breed them fast enough.

GINNY
They’re really cute!

FRED
They’re fairly cuddly, yes. But you’re moving through boyfriends a bit fast, aren’t you?

GINNY
It’s none of your business. And I’ll thank you
(She turns to look at Ron who just turned around the corner)
Not to tell tales about me to these two!

RON
WHAT!

Ron is carrying a few items in his hand from around the shop.

FRED
That’s three Galleons, nine Sickles, and a Knut. Cough up.

RON
I’m your brother!

GEORGE
And that’s our stuff you’re nicking. Three Galleons, nine Sickles. I’ll knock off the Knut.

RON
But I haven’t got that much money!

FRED
Well you’d better put it back then, and mind you put it on the right shelves.

Ron frowns and walks away angrily and Harry laughs. He turns around and looks out of the window and sees Draco Malfoy hurrying up the street alone. He looks over his shoulders and hurry’s out of view. Harry leans over to Hermione who is holding one of the Pygmy Puffs.

HARRY
Wonder where his mommy is?

Harry looks over his shoulder and spots Mr. and Mrs. Weasley talking to George and Fred still harassing Ginny.

HARRY
Hermione get Ron and meet me out back. I have my invisibility cloak with me….I think we should see what he’s up too…

EXT. KNOCKTURN ALLEY-MINUTES LATER

The scene cuts to Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking down the street in Harry’s invisibility cloak. We see Draco take a turn down Knockturn Alley and the trio follows. They pause as Draco walks in Borgin and Burkes. They slowly follow him into the store as he is greeted by BORGIN.

INT. BORGIN AND BURKES-MOMENTS LATER

BORGIN
I’m glad that you finally made it here Mr. Malfoy

DRACO
Yeah well it took some time for me to get away from my mother. So where is it?

BORGIN
Right this way…..

Borgin leads Draco to the back of the store and approaches a VANISHING CABINET. Harry, Ron, and Hermione slowly follow them underneath the cloak. Draco slowly opens up the cabinet and looks inside it.

DRACO
Well you know why I’m here….

BORGIN
Indeed

DRACO
Do you know how to fix it?

BORGIN
Possibly, I’ll need to see it, though. Why don’t you bring it into the shop?

MALFOY
I can’t. It’s got to stay put. I just need you to tell me how to do it.

BORGIN
Well without seeing it, I must say it will be a very difficult job, perhaps impossible. I couldn’t guarantee anything.

DRACO
No?

Draco turns to the side and out of view of the trio

DRACO
(Offscreen)
Perhaps this will make you more confident.

The trio stands still and cast side looks at each other. Draco then walks back out in front of the cabinet and stares at it.

DRACO
Tell anyone and there will be retribution. You know Fenrir Greyback? He’s a family friend. He’ll be dropping in from time to time to make sure you’re giving the problem your full attention

BORGIN
There will be no need for…

DRACO
I’ll decide that. Not a word to anyone, Borgin, and that includes my mother, understand? Keep this Vanishing Cabinet safe….

BORGIN
Naturally, naturally

He bows and barely brushes into the trio under the cloak as he walks out of the store. Borgin gives an angry look and closes the Vanishing Cabinet. Harry, Ron, and Hermione then start to exit but they accidently bump into one of the shelves. They pause in horror as Borgin walks in their general direction. He looks around and proceeds to straighten the item on the shelf they bumped into. Harry notices that it’s a bust of a statue with a OPAL NECKLACE around it’s neck. Borgin then goes to the back and the trio slowly walk out of the store. The camara pans back to show a wide shot of Borgin and Botts and slowly fades to Harry, Ron, and Hermione sitting in Ron’s bedroom
  


The Slug Club:    


  INT. THE BURROW-LATER THAT NIGHT

HARRY
I wonder what he wanted with that Vanishing Cabinet.

RON
I don’t know, it sounds like he wanted something fixed.

HARRY
Yeah but the question is what? He needs something fixed and that cabinet is involved in someway.

HERMIONE
It could be anything Harry

HARRY
I know it’s just, Malfoy’s fathers in Azkaban. Don’t you think he’d like revenge?

RON
Revenge? What can he do about it?

HARRY
I don’t know but he’s up to something and I think we should take it seriously. His fathers a Death Eater and….

His stops walking as his eyes widen and Hermione looks at him with a worried look

HERMIONE
Harry? What’s wrong?

HARRY
He’s a Death Eater. He’s replaced his father as a Death Eater!

RON
(Laughing)
Malfoy? A Death Eater? Harry come on now!

HARRY
The Dark Mark. I guarantee that’s what he showed Borgin that we couldn’t see. Borgin was afraid after Draco showed him it on his arm. Do you remember in Madam Malkins? He jumped when she touched his arm….he must’ve just got branded!

RON
Harry I doubt You-Know-Who would let him join….

HERMIONE
Yes and besides we should all get to bed…we’re off to school tomorrow. Goodnight.

Hermione gets up and walks out of the room and Ron gets under his covers while Harry still sits on his bed.

RON
Don’t worry yourself to much about it right now mate…get some sleep.

HARRY
Yeah I guess you’re right.

Harry lays down and takes off his glasses. He turns off the light and the camera focuses on his as the only light shining on him through the window is the moonlight. The camera slowly fades to the next day and we see Ginny, Hermione, Ron, Harry, Mr. Weasley, and Mrs. Weasley all in the kitchen getting ready to head to PLATFORM 9 ¾.

INT. THE BURROW-KITCHEN-NEXT DAY

MRS. WEASLEY
Come on everyone it’s time to go.

They all begin to exit out of the house and Harry pauses.

HARRY
Um…Mr. Weasley…could I have a quick word?

MR. WEASLEY
Sure Harry.

They both walk out of the kitchen and into the living room.

INT. THE BURROW-LIVING ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

MR. WEASLEY
Are you going to tell me where you, Ron, and Hermione disappeared yesterday?

HARRY
How did you….

MR. WEASLEY
Harry, please. You’re talking to the man who raised Fred and George.

HARRY
Right…well….we followed Draco Malfoy. We used my Invisibility Cloak.

MR. WEASLEY
Did you have any particular reason for doing so, or was it a mere whim?

HARRY
I thought Malfoy was up to something. He’d given his mother the slip and I wanted to know why. He went into Borgin and Burkes and was asking Borgin to help him fix something. It had something to do with this old Vanishing Cabinet there.

MR. WEASLEY
Vanishing Cabinet you say?

HARRY
Yes well there’s something else. I think he’s been branded with the Dark Mark. I think he’s replaced his father. When Madam Malkin tried to touch his left arm he jumped about a mile and he showed Borgin something that made him really nervous.

Mr. Weasley stares at Harry for a moment deep in thought

MR. WEASLEY
Harry I doubt You-Know-Who would allow a sixteen year old….

HARRY
Does anyone really know what Vold…I mean You-Know-Who would or wouldn’t do? Isn’t it worth investigating sir? If Malfoy is trying to fix something and needs to threaten Borgin to get it done it could be something Dark or dangerous.

MR. WEASLEY
We already raided Lucius Malfoy’s house when he was arrested Harry. We took away everything that might have been dangerous.

HARRY
I think you missed something.

MR. WEASLEY
Well maybe…

MRS. WEASLEY
(Offscreen)
Come on you too or we’re going to be late!!!

MR. WEASLEY
I think we should go….

Harry nods and we hear the sound of a train

EXT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS-NOON

The scene cuts to a shot of the Hogwarts Express leaving the station. The camera shows Mr. and Mrs. Weasley together waving at the train.

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS- NOON

The camera then pans through the window to show Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny walking down the aisle looking for a compartment. He notices Malfoy sitting in a compartment with ZABINI, PANSY PARKINSON, CRABBE, and GOYLE as they walk by.

HARRY
So will you be sitting with us Ginny?

GINNY
I can’t, Harry. I said I’d meet Dean. See you later though.

She waves back to Hermione and Ron and walks off and Harry stares at her as she walks away as if he’s slightly annoyed that she won’t be with them. A compartment door opens and NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM sticks his head out.

NEVILLE
Hi Harry, Ron, and Hermione! You can join us in here if you’d like, we have room!

Harry, Ron, and Hermione enter the compartment with Neville and see’s LUNA LOVEGOOD sitting there smiling up at them.

LUNA
Hello!

HARRY
Luna, hi, how are you?

LUNA
Very well thank you.

After they put up their bags they all have a seat. From outside the window they see a few people staring into the compartment curiously.

RON
What’s their problem?

NEVILLE
They’re staring at us because we’re with Harry. You know since he’s the chosen one and all….

LUNA
Are we still doing D.A. meetings this year, Harry?

HARRY
No point Luna, we’ve gotten rid of Umbridge.

NEVILLE
I liked the D.A. I learned loads from you!

LUNA
I enjoyed the meetings too. It was like having friends.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione all glance at each other uncomfortably as she says this. All of a sudden there is a knock on the door and it slides open. A group of girls open the compartment giggling and ROMILDA VANE steps inside towards Harry

ROMILDA
Hey Harry, I’m Romilda Vane. Why don’t you join us in our compartment? You don’t have to sit with them!

HARRY
Oh I don’t do I? Well they’re friends of mine!

ROMILDA
Why?
(She and her friends laugh)

NEVILLE
It’s ok Harry, you can go…

HARRY
No, these are my friends and I think you should go

ROMILDA
(Surprised)
Are you serious?
(Dissapointently)
Well…Oh, Oh Ok then

She rushed out and closes the door

LUNA
People expect you to have cooler friends than us.

RON
Than you two maybe

Hermione hits Ron in his arm and gives him a stern look

RON
What?

HARRY
You are cool, none of them were at the Minsitry. They didn’t fight with me.

Luna and Neville both smile and Hermione takes out a Daily Prophet and begins to read as Ron bites into some candy. Harry and he looks out of the window with a look of deep thought on his face.

NEVILLE
Are you alright Harry?

HARRY
Yeah, I’m fine…

LUNA
I don’t think so…maybe a Wrackspurt got you?

HARRY
A What?

LUNA
Wrackspurt…they’re invisible. They float in through your ears and make your brain go fuzzy. I thought I felt one zooming around in here.

Luna starts flapping her hands around in mid air. Ron, Neville and Harry look at each other as if they’re trying to hold back a laugh and Hermione raises the Prophet higher so no one can see her reaction. The compartment door opens and a young third year is standing there with an envelope.

STUDENT
I’m supposed to deliver these to Neville Longbottom and Harry Potter.

The students hands it to them and exits.

NEVILLE
What is it?

HARRY
I dunno
(He opens up the letter and begins to read.)
Harry, I would be delighted if you would join me for a bite of lunch in compartment C. Sincerely, Professor H. E. F. Slughorn.

NEVILLE
Who’s Professor Slughorn?

HARRY
New teacher. Well, I suppose we’ll have to go, won’t we?

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS-SLUGHORNS COMPARTMENT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry and Neville walking down the aisle towards Slughorns Compartment.

NEVILLE
I wonder what he wants me for?

HARRY
Guess we’re going to find out

He reaches out and opens the compartment door and sitting there is Zabini, Ginny, CORMAC McLAGGEN and three other students. Slughorn jumps up to greet Harry.

SLUGHORN
Harry, m’boy! Good to see you, good to see you! You must be Mr. Longbottom! Come in come in and have a seat we’re just chatting.

Harry quickly takes a seat next to Ginny and Neville if forced to sit next to Slughorn.

SLUGHORN
Do you know everyone Harry? Blaise Zabini here is in your year of course. This is Cormac McLaggen. This charming young lady tells me she knows you!

Harry and Ginny look at each other and smile

SLUGHORN
So Cormac I happen to know your Uncle Tiberius.

CORMAC
Do you sir?

SLUGHORN
Oh yes yes, splendid wizard he is. I’m sure no doubt you possess many of his varied talents yourself eh?
(Chuckles)
Yes you lot in this room are some of the best. Mr. Longbottoms here parents are well known Aurors. They’re in St. Mungo’s at the moment right son?

NEVILLE
Yes sir….

SLUGHORN
Well we’ll see if some of their flair has past on to you soon enough! Zabini your mother is indeed a rare beauty.

ZABINI
Thank you sir….

SLUGHORN
And Harry Potter! Where to begin with you? “The Chosen One” they’re calling you now! Of course there have been rumors for years, I remember when…well after that terrible night…Lily...James…and you survived and the word was that you must have powers beyond the ordinary…

Zabini gives a little cough and the other Slytherians in the room laugh.

GINNY
Yeah, Zabini, because you’re soooo talented…at posing…

SLUGHORN
Oh dear! You want to careful, Blaise! Saw this young lady perform the most marvelous Bat Bogy Hex as I was passing her carriage! I wouldn’t cross her.
(Chuckles)
Now I hear there was quite a disturbance at the Ministry last year and you were in the thick of it all.

Harry just nods his head slightly

SLUGHORN
So modest, no wonder Dumbledore is so fond of you. Now about this fabled prophecy…

NEVILLE
We never heard the prophecy. It was broken before anyone could hear it.

GINNY
It’s true. I’m sure all this ‘Chosen One’ rubbish is the Prophet making things up as usual.

SLUGHORN
You were both there too? Excellent!

As Slughorn continues to talk Harry catches eyes with Zabini who gives him a frown. The scene then slowly fades

INT-HOGWARTS EXPRESS-HALLWAY-NIGHT

To Neville, Ginny, and Harry leaving Slughorn’s compartment. They turn and walk down the aisles together

NEVILLE
I’m glad that’s over, strange man isn’t he?

HARRY
Yeah, he is a bit.

GINNY
I wonder what class he's teaching

HARRY
Defense Against the Dark Arts I'm sure. How come you ended up in there Ginny?

GINNY
Oh he saw me hex Zacharias Smith, he thought it was really good and invited me to lunch.

HARRY
Well better reason for inviting someone than because their mother’s famous or because their uncle….

He pauses as he notices Zabini is about to re-enter his compartment. Harry looks around to see if anyone else is looking and pulls out his Invisibility Cloak.

HARRY
I’ll see you two later

NEVILLE
But what’re you…

Harry throws the cloak over himself and runs up behinds Zabini who opens the compartment and

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS- SLYTHERIAN COMPARTMENT-NOON

Harry slides in before he closes it. Inside the room is Zabini, Goyle, Crabbe, Malfoy, and Pansy Parkinson. Before Zabini can sit down Harry jumps on his seat and jumps up into the luggage compartment and his foot comes from under the cloack for a quick second and he lies down.

ZABINI
What’s going on?

MALFOY
What did Slughorn want?

ZABINI
Just trying to make up to well connected people, not that he managed to find many. He invited Longbottom, Potter, and that Weasley girl!

MALFOY
He invited Longbottom? What’s Longbottom got to interest Slughorn? And Potter, obviously he wanted a look at ‘the Chosen One’ but that Weasley girl! What’s so special about her!

PANSY
A lot of boys like her, even you think she’s good looking don’t you Blaise?

ZABINI
I wouldn’t touch a filthy blood traitor like her whatever she looked like.

MALFOY
Pity, father always said Slughorn was a good wizard in his day, but it seems he’s gone a bit senile. Who cares whose he’s interested in anyways; he’s just a stupid teacher. I mean I might not even be at Hogwarts next year….

ZABINI
Really?

DRACO
Well you never know, I might have moved on to bigger and better things.

PANSY
(Gasp)
Do you mean…him?

DRACO
Mother wants me to complete my education, but personally, I don’t see it as that important these days. When the Dark Lord takes over, is he going to care how many O.W.L.s or N.E.W.T.s anyone’s got?

ZABINI
And you think you’ll be able to do something for him? Sixteen years old and not even fully qualified yet?

DRACO
I’ve just said, haven’t I? Maybe the job he wants me to do isn’t something that you need to be qualified for.

Crabbe and Goyle look at each other and smile.

DRACO
I can see Hogwarts, we’d better get our robes on.

The scene cuts to show the train slowing down to stop. Everyone is leaving the compartment one by one. Draco then pauses and turns back around. He closes the door and lets down the blinds. He then points his wand to where Harry is hidden

DRACO
Petrificus Totalus!

Harry eyes widen as he is frozen and falls out of the compartment on the floor without his cloak. Draco is looking down on him smiling.

DRACO
I thought so. I saw something white flash through the air after Zabini came back. You didn’t hear anything I care about, Potter. But while I’ve got you here…

Draco stomps on Harrys face. Blood is streaming from Harrys nose.

DRACO
That’s from my father. Now lets see….

He grabs the invisibility cloak and throws it over Harry.

DRACO
I don’t reckon they’ll find you till the trains back in London. See you around Potter…or not.

Draco walks out of the compartment and slams the door and we see Harry trapped underneath the invisibility cloak unable to move. The train starts to move under him and we see and hand reached down and pulled the cloak off of him, and the camera pans to TONKS standing there.

TONKS
Wotcher Harry.

She points her wand at him and a flash of red light hits Harry and he’s unfrozen.

TONKS
We’d better get out of here, quickly.
  


The New Defense Teacher:    


  The scene cuts to…

EXT. TRAIN STATION- DUSK

Harry and Tonks walking from the train station and there is a shot of Hogwarts in the distance.

TONKS
Who did it?

HARRY
Draco Malfoy, thanks for….

TONKS
No problem, I can fix your nose if you stand still.
(She points her wand at his nose)
Episkey.

HARRY
Thanks.

TONKS
We can walk up to the school.

She waves her wand in the air and a silver four legged creature erupts from the wand and streaks off towards the castle.

TONKS
I’m sending word to the castle that I’ve got you.

HARRY
Was that a Patronus?

TONKS
(Gives a weak smile)
Yeah….

HARRY
How did you find me?

TONKS
I noticed you hadn’t left the train and I knew you had the cloak. I saw the blinds drawn on that compartment so I thought I’d check.

HARRY
But what are you doing here, anyway?

TONKS
I’m stationed at Hogsmeade with Proudfoot, Savage, and Dawlish to give the school extra protection.

Harry looks over at Tonks and notices that her hair is dark brown and not the shade of purple that it was last year.

HARRY
Your hair….

TONK
Oh…yeah…haven’t been much of a “purple” mood lately I’m afraid.

She looks up at the FULL MOON that is out and sighs. She then looks over at Harry who has a concerned look on his face.

TONKS
Now Harry don’t go worrying about me, I’ll be fine. Look someone’s coming to fetch you.

They stop at the gate of the castle and then we hear a CLICK and the gate slowly opens and the person who walks out into the moonlight is Snape.

SNAPE
Well, well, well. Nice of you to turn up, Potter. Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t it in the rules that all students report to the opening feast in their school robes?

HARRY
I couldn’t change, I didn’t have my….

SNAPE
There is no need to wait, Nymphadora, Potter is quite….ah…safe in my hands.

TONKS
(Frowning)
I meant for Hagrid to get the message

SNAPE
Yes well Hagrid was late for the start-of-term freast, just like Potter here, so I took it instead. Incidentally I was interested to see your new Patronus. Have fun walking in the…moonlight…won’t you?

She casts an angry look at Snape who takes Harry by the arm and pulls him into the gates before shutting the gate in her face.

SNAPE
I think you were better off with the old one, the new one looks weak.

HARRY
Good night Tonks, thanks for everything!

TONKS
See ya Harry.

She glares at Snape once more and proceeds to walk off into the distance. Snape turns around and walk towards to the castle

SNAPE
Fifty points from Gryffindor for lateness, I think. Another twenty for not being in your school robes at the opening feast.

Harry follows Snape clearly angry at him and the scene fades too

INT. THE GREAT HALL-NIGHT

…Harry walking into the Great Hall with the rest of the students. He sits down between Harry and Ron

HERMIONE
What happened?

HARRY
I’ll tell you later.

The camera pans to Dumbledore standing up and the hall goes silent.

DUMBLEDORE
To our new students, welcome, to our old students, welcome back! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank You.

There’s a laugh throughout the students as he turns to sit down and we hear MCGONAGALL clear her throat and throw a stern look at Dumbledore

DUMBLEDORE
Oh right
(He turns back around to the students.)
Another year full of magical education awaits you…

HERMIONE
What happened to his hand?

RON
Dunno, but he seems to be off his nutter.

HARRY
His hand was like that when I saw him over the summer. I thought he’d have cured it by now though….

HERMIONE
It looks as if it’s died. But there are some injuries you can’t cure…old curses…

DUMBLEDORE
We are pleased to welcome a new member of staff this year. Professor Slughorn is a former colleague of mine who has agreed to resume his old post of Potions master!

Everyone starts to look at each other and mouth ‘Potions’ in shock and Slughorn stands up and gives a slight wave at the students

RON
Potions?

DUMBLEDORE
Professor Snape, meanwhile, will be taking over the position of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.

HARRY
No.... No it can’t be.

The Slytherian table stands up to clap as Snape raises his hand in acknowledgement

HARRY
I thought Slughorn was going to teach defense…we’re not even taking Potions this year Ron!

RON
Well there’s one good thing, Snape’ll be gone by the end of the year.

HERMIONE
What do you mean?

RON
The jobs jinxed you know. No one’s lasted more than a year.

HARRY
Lets keep our fingers crossed for a death…

HERMIONE
Harry!

DUMBLEDORE
Now, as everybody in this Hall knows, Lord Voldemort and his followers are once again large and gaining in strength.

The entire hall goes silent.

DUMBLEDORE
I cannot emphasize strongly enough how dangerous the present situation is. I urge you all, to abide by any securtiy restrictions that your teacher might impose upon you. I trust you to conduct yourselves, always, with the utmost regard for your own and others safety.

The scene cuts to a sweeping shot of HOGWARTS during the next day. The scene then cuts to Neville standing in front of PROFESSOR MCGONAGALL in her office. She is looking over a parchment.

INT. HOGWARTS-MCGONAGALL’S OFFICE-NEXT DAY

MCGONAGALL
I’m sorry, Longbottom, but your score simply isn’t good enough to continue to N.E.W.T. level for Transfiguration. I just don’t think you’d be able to cope with the coursework.

Neville lowers his head in shame and McGonagall looks down at him.

MCGONAGALL
Why do you want to continue with Transfiguration, anyway? I’ve never had the impression that you particularly liked it.

NEVILLE
Well my grandmother wants….

MCGONAGALL
It’s high time your grandmother learned to be proud of the grandson’s she got, rather than the one she thinks she ought to have….particularly after what happened at the Ministry.

She gives Neville a smile as he raises his head up in confidence. She hands him back the parchment.

MCGONAGALL
Tell they next student they may enter please.

Neville opens the door and Harry is standing there.

NEVILLE
You can go in Harry.

HARRY
Thanks Neville….

Harry walks in and hands McGonagall a piece of parchment.

MCGONAGALL
Now let’s see here Potter…Potter. I have a question for you. What exactly do you plan on pursuing after you leave Hogwarts?

HARRY
Well I’ve been thinking about it a lot and I think I really would like to be an Auror.

MCGONAGALL
Fine choice, Potter. Well your marks in Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, Herbology, and Transfiguration are all fine. I see you haven’t applied for Potions this term; you need that class if you want to pursue being an Auror Potter.

HARRY
Yes well I thought I had to get an ‘Outstanding’ on my O.W.L. to take Potions this year….

MCGONAGALL
You did...when Professor Snape was teaching the subject. Professor Slughorn, however, is perfectly happy to accept N.E.W.T. students with the score you have. Do you wish to proceed with Potions?

HARRY
Yes, but I didn’t buy the books or any ingredients or anything….

MCGONAGALL
I’m sure Professor Slughorn will be able to lend you some. Very well here is your schedule Potter. By the way twenty hopefuls have already put down their names for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. I shall pass you the list in do course.

HARRY
Thanks Professor.

MCGONAGALL
Tell the next student they my come in.

Harry nods and exits.

EXT. DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS CLASSROOM-DAY

The scene cuts to the DEFENSE AGAISNT THE DARK ARTS CLASSROOM. There are already a few students are sitting around chatting when Harry, Ron, and Hermione enter.

MALFOY
Potter!

Harry turns to see Draco sitting in the back next to Crabbe and Goyle with a sly smile on his face.

MALFOY
Glad to see you made it alright. How’s your nose?

HARRY
Fine…how’s your left arm Malfoy?

Before Draco can respond we hear a voice from offscreen.

SNAPE
Quiet!

Everyone turns around and standing in the door of the classroom is Snape. Harry, Ron, and Hermione take that seats and everyone else proceeds to take out their books.

SNAPE
I have not asked you to take out your books, I wish to speak to you, and I want your fullest attention.

He begins to walk slowly towards the front of the class as he speaks.

SNAPE
I am surprised so many of you scraped an O.W.L in this subject; I shall be even more surprised if all of you manage to keep up with the N.E.W.T. work. The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever changing, and eternal. Your defenses must therefore be as flexible and inventive as the arts you seek to undo.

He pulls out his wand and SWOOSH the lights go dim and the screen in front of the class lights up with a slideshow of pictures.

SNAPE
These pictures give a fair representation of what happens to those who suffer, for instance…

He waves his hand and the screen in the front of the class shows a witch that is shrieking in agony

SNAPE
The Cruciatus Curse….

There is a quick shot of Neville as he waves his hand again and we see a wizard lying on the ground with a blank expression

SNAPE
Feel the Dementors Kiss

He waves his hand and there’s a bloody mass on the projector

SNAPE
Or provoke the aggression of the Inferius. Now who here can tell me what an Inferi is?

He looks around and only Hermione raises her hand. He looks over her and continues to talk…

SNAPE
Since there is no one…Inferi are corpses. Dead bodies that have been bewitched to a dark wizard biddings. Fire is one of the most effective tools in fighting against them. The Dark Lord has used Inferi in the past, which means you would be well advised to assume he might use them again. Now can someone tell me the advantage of using a nonverbal spell?

Hermione is the only one who raises her hand again. Snape looks around past her but know one else is raising their hand. He sighs and turns back to Hermione.

SNAPE
Very well.….Miss Granger?

HERMIONE
Your adversary has no warning about what kind of magic you’re about to perform, which gives you a split second advantage.

SNAPE
An answer copied almost word for word from The Standard Book of Spells, Grade Six.

We see a shot of Malfoy and his friends laugh.

SNAPE
But correct in essentials. Those who progress to using magic without shouting incantations gain an element of surprise in their spell casting. Not all wizards can do this, of course; it is a question of concentration and mind power which some…..lack

He casts a look over at Harry as he says this.

SNAPE
Now today we will practice on using non verbal spells. Potter…Weasley…to the front of the class and bring your wands.

Harry and Ron cast each other looks before walking up to the front of the class.

SNAPE
Wands at the ready.

Harry and Ron both face each other and put their wands in the ready position.

SNAPE
Now Weasley I want you to attempt to jinx Potter without speaking and Potter must attempt to repel the jinx in equal silence. Carry on.

Snape steps back as Ron points his wand at Harry. Ron’s face begins to strain as he tries to attempt a non verbal spell. There are a few giggles in the back of the class and even Snape looks slightly amused for the moment.

SNAPE
Pathetic, Weasley.

He holds up his wand and pushes Ron to the side.

SNAPE
Here…let me show you

Snape turns quickly and points his wand at Harry

HARRY
PROTEGO!

BOOM the shield reflect Snape’s spell throwing him back across the room. A lot of students jump up in shock. Snape jumps up angrily and walks quickly towards Harry who still has his wand pointed at him.

SNAPE
Do you remember me telling you we were practicing nonverbal spells, Potter?

HARRY
Yes.

SNAPE
Yes, sir.

HARRY
There’s no need to call me ‘sir,’ Professor

The room goes deadly silent and Hermione puts her hand over her mouth in shock. Ron on the other hand has a big grin on his face.

SNAPE
Detention, Saturday night…my office Potter. I do not take cheek from anyone…not even ‘the Chosen One’

The stare at each other for a moment.

SNAPE
Now everyone will team up in pairs and attempt to do what Potter and Weasley failed to do. Carry on…

Everyone in the class stands up and Snape looks at Harry once more before walking away. The camera shows a wideshot of the class as everyone gets into pairs.
  


The Half Blood Prince:    


  INT. HOGWARTS-FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR-AFTERNOON

The scene cuts to Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking down a hallway. There are a few students walking around holding hands and Ron frowns at one couple as they pass by.

RON
That was brilliant Harry!

HERMIONE
No it wasn’t Ron! Harry what made you say that to him?

HARRY
He tried to jinx me, in case you didn’t notice! What’s Dumbledore playing at, anyway, letting him teach Defense? Did you hear him talking about the Dark Arts? He loves them! All that unfixed, indestructable stuff…

HERMIONE
I thought he sounded a bit like you when you were telling us what it’s like to face Voldemort. You said it wasn’t just about memorizing a bunch of spells.

A group of girls pass by and LAVENDER BROWN waves at Ron with a smile on her face. He looks around and then mouths ‘Me?’ to her and she nods yes. He chuckles and waves back and her friend’s walk away giggling. Hermione roll her eyes as KATIE BELL runs up behind them with a letter in his hand.

KATIE
Harry! Hey, Harry!

She hands Harry the letter

KATIE
For you! Listen, congrats on making captain for the team. Tell me when you call trials!

HARRY
Don’t be stupid Katie; you don’t need to try out. I’ve watched you play for five years…

KATIE
You mustn’t start off like that, good teams have been ruined before because Captains just kept playing the old faces and letting in their friends. Gotta run though, see ya!

As Katie leaves Harry notices CHO CHANG walking down the hall with a few friends. A look of regret shows on Harry’s face.

HARRY
I’ll be back guys….

Harry runs up to Cho who looks surprised that he’s approaching her.

HARRY
Cho….can I have a word?

CHO
Oh…um…yeah sure Harry…

Her friends walk away and Harry takes a deep breathe before he speaks.

HARRY
Listen, I’m sorry about what happened last year. I found out that Umbridge used Veritaserum on you and that’s why you revealed everything about Dumbledore’s Army. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you….

CHO
No…no…it’s ok Harry…really. I would’ve been mad if I were you aswell.

HARRY
It’s just…I still want to be friends…if that’s fine.

CHO
I’d like that

Cho’s friends call her from behind and she looks back and holds up one finger.

CHO
Well I guess I should go…I’ll see you around Harry.

She holds out her and hand and Harry grabs it as they shake hands and she walks away. Ron and Hermione walk up behind him.

HERMIONE
That was really nice of you Harry….

RON
So does this mean no more snogging between you two?

HARRY
Funny Ron…but no…I have my eye on someone else…

RON
Who?

HARRY
Oh…um…

HERMIONE
So what does that letter say that Katie gave you Harry?

Harry looks at Hermione thankful for the interference and opens the letter.

HARRY
It’s from Dumbledore; he wants me to meet him in his office on Saturday for the private lessons.

RON
Snapes not going to be pleased, you won’t be able to go to detention

HARRY
All the better then.

HERMIONE
Come on we’re almost late for Potions….

INT-POTIONS CLASSROOM-EVENING

The scene cuts to Slughorn pacing in front of the class.

SLUGHORN
Now then! Scales out, everyone, and potion kits, and don’t forget your copies of Advanced Potion Making (Harry raises his hand) Yes Harry?

HARRY
I haven’t got a book or scale or anything…nor’s Ron…we didn’t realize we’d be able to do the N.E.W.T., you see…

SLUGHORN
Oh yes, Professor McGonagall mentioned this to me. Not to worry, you can use ingredients from the store cupboard today. I’m sure we can lend you some scales, and we’ve got a small stock of old books here, they’ll do until you can get some new ones.

He walks over to the cabinet opens it and pulling out two old ADVANCED POTION MAKING books. He hands one to Harry and the other to Ron and walks back to the front of the class.

SLUGHORN
Now, I’ve prepared a few potions here for you to look at, just out of interest, you know. These are the kind of things you ought to be able to make after completing your N.E.W.T.s. Can anyone tell me what this one is?

Hermione raises her hand.

SLUGHORN
Yes, dear?

HERMIONE
It’s Veritaserum, a colorless, odorless potion that forces the drinker to tell the truth.

SLUGHORN
Very good! Now can anyone tell me what this one…

HERMIONE
It’s Polyjuice Potion, sir.

SLUGHORN
Excellent! Now this one….

HERMIONE
It’s Amortentia. It’s the most powerful love potion in the world.

SLUGHORN
Quite right! May I ask your name, my dear?

HERMIONE
Hermione Granger, sir.

SLUGHORN
Granger? Can you possibly be related to Hector Dagworth-Granger, who founded the Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneeers?

HERMIONE
No sir, I’m Muggle born.

SLUGHORN
Oho! I’m assuming this is the very friend of whom you spoke about that is the best of your year, Harry?

HARRY
Yes, sir.

He looks at Hermione as she smiles embarrassingly.

SLUGHORN
Lovely, I say Twenty Points for Gryffindor! And now, it is time for us to start work.

NEVILLE
Sir, you haven’t told us what’s in this one!

SLUGHORN
Oh yes, well that one is a most curious potion called Felix Felicis. I take it that you know what Felix Felicis does, Miss Granger?

HERMIONE
It’s liquid luck. It makes you lucky.

Everyone in the class murmers with excitement.

SLUGHORN
Quite right. It’s desperately tricky to make, and disastrous to get wrong. However, if brewed correctly, as this has been, you will find that all your endeavors tend to succeed…at least until the effects wear off.

DEAN
Why don’t people drink it all the time, sir?

SLUGHORN
Because if taken in excess, it causes giddiness, recklessness, and dangerous overconfidence. Too much of a good thing, you know.

SEAMUS
Have you ever taken it, sir?

SLUGHORN
Twice in my life. Now, one tiny bottle of Felix Felicis is the prize I’m giving away at the end of this lesson. Enough for twelve hours luck! Now turn to page ten of Advanced Potions Making and you will attempt to make a decent Draught of Living Death.

Everyone opens there book. Harry lazily opens his and the camera goes to show that there are a lot of small notes written by the previous owner.

HARRY
Ron…look at this….whoever had this book last wrote an alternate way to do this. Do you think I should follow it?

RON
Dunno…you can try right?

HARRY
Yeah…..

The scene fades to moments later where every student has a cauldron bubbling with potion in front of them. Harry is still following what’s in the margins and Hermione looks at him in anger when his potion seems to be coming further along than hers.

HERMIONE
How are you doing that?

HARRY
Add a clockwise stir…

HERMIONE
No, the book says counterclockwise!

SLUGHORN
And times up!

He starts to walk around the room looking at the potion and stops at Harry

SLUGHORN
The clear winner. Excellent, Harry. It is clear you’ve inherited your mother’s talent. Here you are then, one bottle of Felix Felices.

Harry smiles and Hermione sends an angry glare at him as the scene fades to…

INT. GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM-EVENING

Harry and Ron are sitting playing WIZARDS CHESS and Hermione and Ginny enters into the Common Room. Hermione angrily walks up to Harry.

HERMIONE
How did you do that?

HARRY
Do what?

HERMIONE
You know what! Today in potions! How did you make a Draught of Living Death so perfectly?

HARRY
Good luck, I suppose. What is it? You think I cheated?

HERMIONE
Well it wasn’t exactly your own work, was it?

RON
He only followed different instructions to ours. Could’ve been a catastrophe but he took the risk and it paid off! Slughorn could’ve handed me that book, but no, I get the one no one’s ever written on. Puked on, by the look of page fifty two...

GINNY
Hang on…you’ve been taking orders from something someone wrote in a book Harry?

HARRY
Yeah, I just tried a few tips written in the margins! It….

He glances around to make sure no one else is listening

HARRY
It’s not like Riddle’s diary from my second year Ginny I promise.

GINNY
But you’re doing what it says?

HERMIONE
We ought to check that there’s nothing odd about it. I mean...

She pulls out her wand and grabs the book from Harry and points the wand at it.

HERMIONE
Specialis Revelio!

Nothing happens

HARRY
Finished? Or d’you want to wait and see if it does a few backflips.

HERMIONE
It seems all right.

HARRY
Good. Then I’ll have it back.

RON
Well this game is ruined…guess I’m off to bed…

HARRY
Yeah me too…I have my meeting with Dumbledore tomorrow. Night guys!

GINNY and HERMIONE
Night!

They all exit and Harry forgets he left the book on the table and turns back to fetch it. He picks it up and looks down at it and notices something written on it. The camera zooms in to show the writing which says ‘This Book is the Property of the Half-Blood Prince’.
  


Into the Pensieve:    


  INT-DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT

The scene fades to the SPINNING GARGOYLE that leads to Dumbledore’s Office. Harry slowly opens the door to DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE. The camera slowly pans around the room to show the POTRAITS on the wall asleep and Dumbledore’s PENSIEVE glowing with a light blue light. The camera continues to pan to Dumbledore who is sitting on the steps in front of his desk examining his damaged hand. As Harry walks forward Dumbledore lowers his hand and smile.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah Harry, right on time!

HARRY
Good evening sir.

DUMBLEDORE
You have been wondering, I am sure, what I have planned for you during these lessons?

HARRY
Does what you’re going to tell me have anything to do with the prophecy?

DUMBLEDORE
Ah the prophecy. I’m glad you brought that up Harry. When you picked up the prophecy last year you heard it being given in your head am I correct?

HARRY
Yes sir….

DUMBLEDORE
The prophecy you heard last year was made by none other than Professor Trelawney.

HARRY
Trelawney?

DUMBLEDORE
(chuckles)
Seems a bit unbelievable?

HARRY
How do you know it was her sir?

DUMBLEDORE
I was there when she made it. You see I was interviewing her for the teaching post here. Unfortunately we were interrupted…..

Dumbledore pauses a look of regret showing on his face for saying that. He stands up suddenly and walks up to his desk and starts looking through the papers on it.

HARRY
By who sir?

DUMBLEDORE
That isn’t important at the moment I’m sorry to say…

HARRY
Did this person hear what she said? Was this….person…the one who told Voldemort about the prophecy? Are they the reason my parents are dead?

Dumbledore looks up at Harry and sighs.

DUMBLEDORE
I’m sorry to say that in some way they are…..

HARRY
Sir I think I have the right to know….

DUMBLEDORE
I’m sorry Harry but we have more things to discuss right now…Ah!

He picks up a piece of parchment and walks down the steps and hands it to Harry.

HARRY
What is this sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Sirius’s will. He left you Grimmauld Place and everything in it.

HARRY
He left me his house?

DUMBLEDORE
He also sent Kreature, his house elf, here to work in the kitchens for some time with the other house elfs last year because he was tired of hearing him muttering around the house. You own him aswell. If you need him just simply call out his name and he will appear.

Dumbledore walks over to the pensieve as Harry stares down at Sirius’s will. Dumbledore puts the tip of his wand on his temple and pulls out a LIGHT BLUE STRING and tosses it into the Pensieve. He then turns around to face Harry, the light from the Pensieve shines brightly on his face.

DUMBLEDORE
The reason I’m holding these lessons Harry is to give you a look into Lord Voldemort’s past. I think important things lie there that will ultimately help you defeat him in the end. Now if you please….

Harry walks up into the Pensieve and looks down at his contents. Swirling in it seems to be an image of an old building. Harry leans forward and SWOOSH the room dissolves and Harry is now standing by a much younger Dumbledore who is standing a street. The camera pans over to show an old ORPHANAGE standing in front of them. The younger Dumbledore walks into Harry but Harry goes THROUGH him. Harry slowly follows Dumbledore as he opens the gate to the Orphanage and approaches the door.

INT. THE ORPHANAGE-MAIN HALL-PAST-NIGHT

Dumbledore walks into the old building which looked shabby but is spotlessly clean. Dumbledore walks down the hall and they see a few orphans walk by. Dumbledore turns and enters an office.

INT. ORPHANAGE-MRS. COLES OFFICE-MOMENTS LATER

Dumbledore walks into the room followed by Harry. MRS. COLE is filing through some paperwork and when she looks up seems a bit shocked by Dumbledore’s appearance.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Mrs. Cole? Hello, my name is Albus Dumbledore. I am a teacher and I have come to offer Tom Riddle a place at my school.

MRS. COLE
And how come you’re interested in Tom?

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
We believe he has qualities we are looking for. I think this will make everything clear.

He hands Mrs. Cole a piece of parchment and as she looks down at it Dumbledore waves his wand and he eyes become slightly glazed over and clear again and she looks back up at him.

MRS. COLE
This looks in order.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Yes well I was wondering whether you could tell me anything of Tom Riddle’s history? I think he was born here in the orphanage?

MRS. COLE
That’s right, it was a nasty night. This girl, not much older than I was myself at the time, came and we took her in. She had the baby in an hour and she was dead in another hour. She told me he was to be named Tom for his father, and Marvolo, for her father and his surname was to be Riddle. She died soon after that without another word.

She looks both ways and then leans in a little closer to Dumbledore

MRS. COLE
(Whispers)
He’s a funny boy.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Oh really, how so?

MRS. COLE
Well…he scares the other children.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
You mean he’s a bully?

MRS. COLE
I think he must be but it’s very hard to catch him at it. For instance we took them out once to the seaside for a summer outing. Amy Benson and Dennis Bishop were never quite right afterwards, and all we ever got out of them was that they’d gone into a cave with Tom Riddle.

DUMBLEDORE
A cave?

MRS. COLE
Yes and he swore they’d just gone exploring, but something happened in there, I’m sure of it. He’s also the only child with a room to themselves, all the other children are afraid to stay with him.

DUMBLEDORE
Is that so? Well would you be so kind to direct me to Tom’s quarters?

INT-ORPHANAGE-TOMS BEDROOM-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Mrs. Cole opening a door and walking in. Young Dumbledore follows and Harry walks in behind him. He looks and sitting in a bed reading a book in front of him is a young TOM RIDDLE. His room contains only a wardrobe and an iron bedstead

MRS. COLE
Tom you’ve got a visitor. This is Mr. Dumberton…sorry, Dunderbore. Call me when you’re done.

Mrs. Cole flashes Dumbledore a quick smile and exits closing the door behind her.

DUMBLEDORE
How do you do, Tom? I am Professor Dumbledore.

TOM
Professor? What are you here for? Did she get you in to have a look at me?

DUMBLEDORE
No, in fact I contacted her.

TOM
I don’t believe you. She wants me looked at, doesn’t she? Tell the truth!

DUMBLEDORE
I have no reason to lie to you Tom and please watch your tone. I work at a school called Hogwarts. I have come to offer you a place at my school, if you would like to come.

TOM
You’re from the asylum aren’t you? That old cat’s the one who should be in the asylum. I never did anything to little Amy Benson or Dennis Bishop, you can ask them!

DUMBLEDORE
I am not from the asylum. Hogwarts is a school for people with special abilities…

TOM
I’M NOT MAD!

DUMBLEDORE
I know that you are not mad. Hogwarts is not a school for mad people. It is a school of magic.

Tom seems taken aback by these words and stares at Dumbledore for a moment and a smile slowly forms on his face.

TOM
Magic…it’s magic what I can do?

DUMBLEDORE
What is it that you can do?

TOM
All sorts. I can make things move without touching them. I can make animals do what I want them to do, without training them. I can make bad things happen to people who annoy me. I can make them hurt if I want to. I knew I was different…special. Are you a wizard too?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes, I am.

TOM
Prove it.

DUMBLEDORE
If as I take it you are accepting your place at Hogwarts….

TOM
Of course I am!

DUMBLEDORE
Then you are to address me as ‘Professor’ or ‘sir’

Dumbledore takes out his wand and points in at the wardrobe in the corner. BANG! It bursts into flame. A big smile forms across Tom’s face as the wardrobe slowly burns before SWOOSH Dumbledore waves his wand and its back to normal.

TOM
Where can I get one of them?

DUMBLEDORE
All in good time, I think there is something trying to get out of your wardrobe. Open the door.

Tom hesitates and then walks over and opens the wardrobe door. He pulls out a cardboard box that is shaking. He opens it and in it lies a yo yo, a silver thimble, and a tarnished mouth organ in it.

DUMBLEDORE
Is there anything in that box that you ought not to have?

Tom nods his head.

DUMBLEDORE
You are to return them to their owners with your apologies. And be warned: Thieving is not tolerated at Hogwarts. Hogwarts can expel students and the Ministry of Magic will punish lawbreakers. All new wizards must accept that, in entering our world, they abide by our laws.

TOM
Yes, sir. There’s one problem though… I don’t have any money.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
There is a fund at Hogwarts for those who require assistance to buy books and robes.

TOM
Where do you buy spellbooks?

DUMBLEDORE
In Diagon Alley, I can help you find everything…

TOM
I don’t need you; I’m used to doing things for myself. How do you get to this Diagon Alley…sir?

DUMBLEDORE
You will be able to see it. Ask for Tom the barman…

Tom frowns at the mention of the name.

DUMBLEDORE
You dislike the name ‘Tom’?

TOM
There are a lot of Toms. Sir…did you know my parents? Or anything about my family? Were they great wizards?

DUMBLEDORE
Ah I know of them Tom yes. I’m sorry to say I don’t know much about your father however, I think he is a muggle.

TOM
Muggle?

DUMBLEDORE
Non magic people.

TOM
You mean my father….the man I’m named after…is nothing?

Dumbledore stares down at Tom who looks a mixture of disappointment and anger.

DUMBLEDORE
Tom being half blood doesn’t make you any less of a wizard.

TOM
I wish I wasn’t. I hate this name Tom and I hate my father! Mrs. Cole told me my mother died after giving birth to me. I killed her.

DUMBLEDORE
Tom that wasn’t your fault…

TOM
I’d like to think it was. Serves her right for being involved with a…what did you call it…muggle.

DUMBLEDORE
I don’t ever want to hear you speak of such prejudice again Tom do you understand? If your mother was in love then….

TOM
Love is for the weak. No one has ever loved me…well…no one except….

He walks behind his bed and pulls out a small little case. He opens it and reaches his hand inside of it and a small SNAKE slithers out onto his hand.

TOM
This is my only friend in the world. I named her Nagini, I found her in a cave near here.

DUMBLEDORE
Yes I was going to ask you about this cave Tom….

TOM
I like it there. There are lots of places to discover and hide things. There are times I’d much rather be there than here.

Harry notices a DRAWING that is on the wardrobe door of a ledge surrounded with water below and a dark opening. Tom begins to stroke Nagini’s head and starts to speak PARSELTONGUE. Dumbledore’s eyes widen in shock.

DUMBLEDORE
You can speak to snakes?

TOM
Yes. Is that normal for a wizard?

DUMBLEDORE
It is unusual, but not unheard of. Well it looks my time is coming to a close Tom. All the details are there in this parchment. You will leave from King’s Cross Station on the first of September. Good bye Tom…I shall see you in Hogwarts.

Dumbledore turns to leave and Harry stands and stares at young Tom Riddle as he continues to talk to Nagini and SWOOSH the room dissolves and we’re back in Dumbledore’s Office.

INT. HOGWARTS-DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT

Dumbledore has his hand on Harry’s should and Harry looks up at Dumbledore.

HARRY
Wow…he was a….interesting kid.

DUMBLEDORE
Indeed he was. Now Harry there are a few things of note I want you to take from that memory. Did you notice how Tom liked to collect trophies? You saw the box of stolen articles am I correct? These were taken from the victims of his bullying behavior. Bear in mind this magpie-like tendency, for this, particularly, will be important later.

HARRY
He seemed to be well developed in magic to not know he was a wizard.

DUMBLEDORE
Yes. He was already using magic against people, to frighten, to punish, to control. The story of the young boy and girl he lured into a cave were most suggestive…

HARRY
He immediately hated anything to do with half bloods.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah yes even at that age Tom considered anyone without magical powers weak. If you noticed he hated the name Tom before he knew it belonged to his muggle father since it was so common. Of course he would soon change his name to one that many fear to speak to this day.

HARRY
Is it important for me to know about Voldemort’s past sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Very important I think Harry. Did you notice how attached he was to his pet snake Nagini?

HARRY
Yes sir….he said it was his only friend. Do you think that’s still the case sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes Harry I do…well it seems the hour is late. I will send for you when the time comes!
  



The Prince's Spell:    


  Harry nods and the camera pans over to a overhead shot of the Pensieve. Inside we see the reflection of Tom Riddle with Nagini around his neck smiling up at us. The scene fades to

INT. GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM-NIGHT

Harry sitting next to the fireplace while Hermione and Ron sit in the couch in the common room.

RON
You mean to tell me Trelawney is the one who made the prophecy?

HERMIONE
That seems so…..

HARRY
Unbelievable yeah…I want to know who interrupted them though.

HERMIONE
I’m sure Dumbledore will tell you in time.

RON
Doubt it. I mean here I am thinking Dumbledore was going to teach Harry advanced magic and he’s just showing you memories of You Know Who as a kid. I mean what’s the point in that?

HERMIONE
I think it’s fascinating actually. It makes total sense to know as much about Voldemort as possible, how else will you find out his weaknesses?

RON
Yeah well atleast you know you have a house now and you got a house elf that has to do whatever you tell him too. You should get him to clean our room…

HERMIONE
Ron that’s a horrible thing to say!

RON
What?

HERMIONE
House elves have as much rights as we do!

RON
Yeah…the right to clean…cook…or whatever else we want them to.

Hermione looks at Ron with disgust. She gets up and walks off and Ron looks back confused.

RON
Did I say something?

Harry shrugs and the scene cuts to a shot of the dark boys dormitory.

INT. BOYS DORM-HOURS LATER-NIGHT

The only light in the room is the tip of Harry’s wand. The camera cuts to show him reading out of his Advanced Potions Book. The camera shows the writing in the book as Harry’s wand slowly goes down the page looking at them.

HARRY
Strange…it looks like the prince made up his own spells.

Harry continues to read and waves his wand a BAM there is a flash of light and a CRASH. Neville, Seamus, and Dean all jump up as the camera turns to show Ron hanging upside down screaming.

RON
Get me down!! Get me down!!!

Neville, Dean, and Seamus all laugh

HARRY
Oh..um…sorry Ron. Hang on…I’ll let you down… let me find the counter-curse!

He grabs for his book and looks through the pages. He drops the book and points the wand at Ron. There’s a flash of light and Ron falls to his mattress.

HARRY
Sorry about that….was just trying out one of the prince non verbal spells.

RON
(In an exhausted voice)
Tomorrow, I’d rather you set the alarm clock.

INT-HOGWARTS-THE GREAT HALL-MORNING

The scene cuts to a shot of Hogwarts and follows an owl through the Great Hall. The camera then pans down to Harry, Ron, and Hermione at the Gryffindor table.

HERMIONE
So you just decided to try out an unknown, handwritten incantation and see what would happen?

HARRY
Why does it matter if it’s handwritten?

HERMIONE
Because it’s probably not Ministry of Magic approved and also because I’m starting to think this Prince character was a bit dodgy.

RON
It was a laugh Hermione, that’s all. Calm down. You just don’t like the Prince because he’s better than you in Potions…

Hermione
It’s got nothing to do with that! I just think it’s very irresponsible to start performing spells when you don’t even know what they’re for! Half Blood Prince, I bet it’s just a stupid nickname, and it doesn’t seem as though he’s a very nice person to me!

HARRY
Hermione if he’d been a budding Death Eater he wouldn’t have been boasting about being ‘half-blood’ would he?

HERMIONE
The Death Eaters can’t all be pure blood, and I bet it’s only Muggle-borns they hate, they’d be quite happy to let you and Ron join up!

RON
There’s no way they’d let me be a Death Eater, my whole family are blood traitors! That’s as bad as Muggle-borns to them!

HARRY
And they’d love to have me; we’d be best pals if they didn’t keep trying to do me in.

Hedwig flies in and lands a large package in front of Harry. Harry opens the pack and it’s a new copy of the Advanced Potion Making book.

HARRY
Thanks Hedwig

HERMIONE
Oh good, now you can give that graffitied copy back.

HARRY
Are you mad? I’m keeping it! I’ll give Slughorn back the new one, he can’t complain.

Hermione frowns and grabs the Daily Prophet and starts to read.

RON
Anyone we know dead?

HERMIONE
No. Oh, look. Your dad’s in here, Ron.

Ron turns to her with a look of panic in his eyes.

HERMIONE
He’s alright! It just says he’s been to visit the Malfoy’s house.

The camera pans to show a shot of the DAILY PROPHET that has a picture of MALFOY MANOR on the front of it.

HERMIONE
This second search of the Death Eater’s residence does not seem to have yielded any results. Arthur Weasley of the Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects said that his team had been acting upon a confidential tip-off.

HARRY
Yeah, mine. I told him about Malfoy and that thing he’s trying to get Borgin to fix, aswell as that Vanishing Cabinet.

HERMIONE
Oh Harry….

SLUGHORN
Harry m’boy!!

They all look up and coming towards them is Professor Slughorn holding a pinapple and a big smile on his face.

SLUGHORN
Harry, Harry, just the man I was hoping to see! What do you say to a spot of supper tonight in my rooms? We’re having a little party, just a few rising stars, I’ve got McLaggen coming and Zabini. I hope very much that Miss Granger will favor me by coming also!

HARRY
I can’t come, Professor. I’ve got a detention with Professor Snape.

SLUGHORN
Oh dear! Dear, dear, I was counting on you, Harry! Well now, I’ll just have to have a word with Severus and explain the situation. I’m sure I’ll be able to persuade him to postpone your detention. Yes, I’ll see you both later!

He walks away in a hurry and Ron frowns at the fact that he was totally just ignored.

RON
He acted like he didn’t even see me!

HARRY
No worries Ron. He’s got no chance of persuading Snape.

Harry looks up and notices Dumbledore’s empty chair in the front of the Great Hall

HARRY
Have you noticed Dumbledore hasn’t been seen in a while? Last time I saw him was during our lesson.

HERMIONE
Yeah I did notice…maybe he’s out doing things for the Order…

HARRY
Maybe….

The camera shows a shot of Dumbledore’s empty chair and slowly fades to Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking down a corridor towards a class. Cormac McLaggen is seen coming towards them in a hurry. He bumps into Ron as he approaches Harry.

CORMAC
Harry! We met on the train, in old Sluggy’s compartment, Cormac McLaggen, Keeper.

HARRY
Ok…..

CORMAC
Just wanted to have a word before Quidditch tryouts later today. I’m sure you’ll find I’m the best Keeper you’ll find this year.

He makes a slight glance over at Ron who is staring at him angrily

HARRY
Yeah well I judge that for myself out on the field.

CORMAC
You’ll go wrong not to pick me Potter.

He gives a slight smile and walks away from them with his head held high.

RON
Who the bloody hell does he think he is? You’re not going to let him on the team are you?

HARRY
I have to be fair Ron….

SNAPE
(Off screen)
Potter….

Harry, Ron, and Hermione turn around and see walking slowly towards them Snape.

SNAPE
You are to be in my office at half past eight tonight to do your detention Potter. No matter how many party invitations you have received.

He looks down at Harry and then proceeds to walk away.

RON
Well…I guess that’s a no to the party then…..
  



Quidditch Tryouts:    


  Harry watches as Snape continues to walk down the hall and clouds slowly cover the screen and them

EXT. QUIDDITCH STADIUM-Later that Day

SWOOSH Ginny flies by quickly on her broom holding a QUAFFLE as the scene cuts to the Quidditch Tryouts. She ducks as a BLUDGER almost hits her. She is flying towards McLaggen who is guarding one of the GOAL POSTS. There is a shot of Harry who is hovering above and looks impressed at Ginny’s skills. He glances over at Ron who is in front of the opposite goal post and who looks very nervous.

Another bludger heads towards Ginny and SMACK Dean intercepts knocking it away. There are cheers in the audience and the camera cuts to show a crowd of people in the stands and we see Hermione sitting in the midst looking nervous. Ginny approaches McLaggen and throws the Quaffle but BOOM he knocks it out of way. He gives a smile at Ginny who frowns as she turns around.

HARRY
Alright the score is now tied. The next Keeper who can’t block Ginnys or Katies Quaffle won’t make the team.

He blows his whistle and Katie is off speeding towards Ron who looks even greener than he did before. Once again we cut back to the audience and show Lavender.

LAVENDER
Let’s go Ron!! You got it!!

Hermione glances over at her with a look of disgust in her eyes. Katie dodges the bludger and SWISH tosses the Quaffle to Ginny who immediately throws it at Ron. Ron flies up quickly and with a quick turn of his broom BAM knocks the Quaffle away and the crowd roars. Harry gives a sigh of relief as Katie and Ginny both take the Quaffle to the other side again. Prepared McLaggen waits and as Ginny throws the Quaffle McLaggen veers off in the other direction and DING the score is made. Harry blows his whistle and all the Quidditch players land their brooms on the field.

HARRY
Due to the fact that McLaggen only saved 4 and Ron saved 5 I think it’s only fair to award Ron the position of Keeper.

McLaggen lands his broom and storms up quickly towards Harry. He is clearly angry.

CORMAC
His sister didn’t really try. She gave him an easy save!

HARRY
Rubbish! You know just as well as I that it was a fair save.

CORMAC
Give me another go!

HARRY
No. Now if you don’t mind, get out of my face.

Cormac looks as if he wants to hit Harry but storms off. Harry smiles as he turns around and his new teams is smiling back at him.

HARRY
Well it was a great tryout and I think this is a solid team. So congratulations everyone and I’ll see you at practice next week.

Everyone begins to leave and Harry runs towards Ginny who is taking off her gloves.

HARRY
When did you get so good Ginny? That was really impressive.

GINNY
When you grow up with as many brothers as I did you learn a few tricks.

He smiles but Dean comes up and puts his arm around Ginny and Harry’s smile fades.

DEAN
Great tryouts Harry.

HARRY
Yeah…you did fine yourself Dean.

DEAN
Thanks…Ginny you ready to get out of here?

GINNY
Yeah….see ya later Harry.

She waves at him and watches as Ginny and Dean walk away hand and hand. Ron comes up behind Harry excited and hits him in his arm.

RON
I did alright didn’t I?

HARRY
Yeah and good thing to. Now I don’t have to deal with that McLaggen.

RON
Did you see him lumbering off in the wrong direction on his fifth? Looked like he’d been Confunded…..

HARRY
You’re right…..

RON
(Excited)
Hermione!

Hermione is walking towards them but is cut off as Lavender and PERVATI PATIL run past her and approach Ron.

LAVENDER
You were amazing Ron…

RON
Oh…thanks Lavender.

LAVEDER
Hey I was wondering if you could…you know…help me carry my books to the common room. You see they’re really heavy….

RON
Oh…um…sure why not?

He takes Lavenders books and they begin to walk off. Lavender turns and gives a wink at Pervati who giggles and walks away. Hermione clearly upset walks up behind Harry.

HERMIONE
What was that about?

HARRY
I guess Lavender’s books were too heavy….

HERMIONE
That’s likely….

HARRY
Something that is highly unlikely is how it seemed McLaggen was confounded during that last shot….

Harry glances over at Hermione who looks away with a look of shame on her face.

HARRY
Hermione….

HERMIONE
All right I did it…but I did it for the good of the team! He’s got a nasty temper, you saw how he reacted when he didn’t get in…you wouldn’t have wanted someone like that on the team.

HARRY
Hermione you sneaky devil you….

HERMIONE
Yes well I think the real sneaky devil is that Lavender Brown.

She walks off angrily as Harry looks over and see a group of girls giggling and waving at him. Romilda Vane is in this group and she blows a kiss at Harry. Harry does a nervous chuckle as the scene slowly fades to a shot of Hogwarts now during the winter. We get a sweeping shot of the school and the camera pans to show Harry and Ron walking in the snow towards HAGRIDS HUT. They knock on the door and HAGRID opens and lets them in.

EXT. OUTSIDE HAGRIDS HUT MOMENTS LATER

HAGRID
Thanks for comin’ down you two….

The camera shows a barrel full of what looked like foot long maggots, that are slimy, white, and writhing sitting on the table.

RON
What the bloody hell are those Hagrid?

HAGRID
Nothing to worry bout….Jus’ giant grubs

RON
And they grow into…?

HAGRID
They won’ grow inter nuthin’, I got em ter feed Aragog

Hagrid pauses and then he begins to cry. He takes an old towel and blows his nose with it.

HARRY
Hagrid…what’s….

HAGRID
It’s…him….Aragog…I think he’s dyin…I don’t know what I’ll do if he…if he….We’ve bin tergether so long…

RON
Wait Aragog? You mean that big giant spider that sent his kids to kill Harry and me our second year. I say good riddance….

Harry nudges Ron with his elbow and he goes silent as Hagrid continues to weep.

HARRY
Hagrid I….is there anything we can do?

HAGRID
I don’ think so Harry, see the rest o’ the tribe, Aragog’s family…they’re getting a bit funny now he’s ill…bit restive…

RON
Yeah, I think we saw a bit of that side of them

HAGRID
I don’t reckon it’d be safe fer anyone but me ter go near the colony at the mo But thanks fer offerin, it means a lot…

Hagrid blows his nose again and the scene cuts to the court yard where a group of students are waiting to go to HOGSMEADE. FILCH is searching the students with his SECRECY SENSOR before they can exit.

HARRY
What is he doing?

HERMIONE
Checking to make sure there are no dark objects on any of us. They did the same thing when we first came to school. Filch also banned anything from Fred and George’s shop.

RON
Yes but what does it matter if we’re smuggling Dark stuff OUT?

GINNY
Harry…hey I’m supposed to give you this.

She hands him a piece of parchment.

HARRY
Thanks, Ginny. Do you think you’re going to join us in Hogsmeade?

GINNY
I’m going with Dean…might see you there.

She waves and walks away and Harry, disappointed, opens the piece of parchment.

HARRY
It’s from Dumbledore! Our next lesson is Monday!

HERMIONE
So he’s back then? That’s good to hear…
  



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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

HBP scenes 13-15: MAKING PLANS/THE BIG GAME/AFTER THE MATCH:    


  
CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – STUDY HALL
HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE sit at a table together, each with books open, quills and ink out, and parchment scattered around, looking like they’ve been working for a while.

RON
I thought we were going to have more time off this year, what with these free periods.

HERMIONE
Surely you didn’t think it was going to be that easy.

HARRY puts his quill down and sits back in his chair with a sigh.

HARRY
I wish I knew how Malfoy got that necklace to Katie, and what he’s up to now.

HERMIONE
Harry, drop it. Malfoy couldn’t have gotten something like that necklace into the school, Filch would have spotted it instantly; they’re searching all of us, remember?

HARRY
Yes, and he wouldn’t have brought it into the school, he had Borgin hold it, remember? It must have been delivered to someone else to give to Katie, probably Crabbe or Goyle.

HERMIONE
And why would he want to attack Katie then, anyway?

HARRY
Maybe he wasn’t trying to.

RON
Who do you think he was after then, you?

HARRY
In that case, Katie could have just walked it over to me, we were right behind her. Beside, if Malfoy wanted me gone that badly, he’d do it himself.

HERMIONE
(sigh)
Well, one thing is for sure: what happened to Katie is putting a real scare into people. I know Padma and Parvati’s parents are thinking of taking them back home, Eloise Midgen’s came back for her last night…

RON
Why, though? It didn’t happen at Hogwarts, and with Dumbledore around anyway –

HERMIONE
Well, it’s not like it was far from the castle, and beside, it doesn’t matter where, but that it happened at all, and that they still have no idea who did it or why.

HARRY
Sure they don’t.
(pause)
Well, speaking of Dumbledore, I’m not sure how much he is around anyway; I haven’t seen him in The Great Hall for days. If these lessons are so important, why has it been so long in between, what’s the next one?

RON hits HARRY on the shoulder to indicate ROMILDA VANE staring and smiling at him from the table across from them. HARRY returns her wave uncomfortably.

HARRY
Alright, what’s that about?

HERMIONE
She's only interested in you because she thinks you're The Chosen One.

HARRY
To be fair, I am The Chosen One.

HERMIONE shoots him her most disapproving look.

HARRY
Kidding.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – GREENHOUSES - MORNING
HARRY, RON, and HERMIONE walk out of the HERBOLOGY greenhouse back toward the castle.

HERMIONE
Harry, Professor Slughorn told me to tell you that he’s having a Christmas party in a couple of weeks – and you can’t wriggle out this time because he specifically wants to have it on a night when you’re free.

HARRY
Oh, great.

HERMIONE
They’re not as bad as all that; they can be fun, actually.

RON
I suppose this is another party only his favorites are invited to?

HERMIONE
It’s just the “Slug Club,” yes.

RON
(with a roll of his eyes)
Slug Club.

HERMIONE
We’re allowed to bring guests.

RON
Well, maybe you should hook up with McLaggen then, you two can be King and Queen Slug.

HERMIONE
Actually, I was going to ask you, but…if you’d rather I “hook up” with McLaggen, then –

RON
No, I wouldn’t, I…I’d love to go.

HERMIONE
Okay then.

HARRY
(beat)
This isn’t awkward at all.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM
HARRY and RON walk into the seemingly empty GRYFFINDOR common room.

RON
I played like a sack of dragon dung out there, I can’t believe it.

HARRY
You’re exaggerating, Ron, it’s just nerves –

They spot GINNY and DEAN across from them, about to kiss.

RON
Oi! What’s all this? I don’t want to find my sister snogging in public!

GINNY
We weren't yet, but this room was empty before you came butting in!

RON
Hey, do you think I would want people saying my sister’s a –

GINNY
A what?! You’re just upset because you don’t have any experience; Harry’s snogged Cho Chang, Hermione snogged Viktor Krum at the Yule Ball, it’s only you who acts like it’s something disgusting. Come on, Dean.

RON
I’m going to bed.

He walks upstairs resentfully, leaving HARRY a bit dazed.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM
GINNY and HARRY are locked together, kissing in such a way that one might think they were simply glued together.

SMASH CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – BOYS’ DORMITORY
HARRY wakes up suddenly; it was a dream – and what a dream.

HARRY
Well…that’s new.

He drops his head back down on his pillow, eyes wide open.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – THE GREAT HALL - MORNING
RON sits with his head slumped in his hands, and, rather strangely, a full plate before him.

HARRY
Come on, mate, have some toast, pumpkin juice, something.

HERMIONE
You will need your strength, Ron.

RON gives her a short bitter look.

HARRY
Here.

He grabs a goblet, pours some pumpkin juice into it, takes out the small vial of distinctively gold FELIX FELICIS, and seems to pour a tiny bit into it; HERMIONE notices this.

HERMIONE
What was that?

HARRY
What?

HERMIONE
You just poured something into Ron’s pumpkin juice, it looked like the Felix Felicis.

HARRY
I don’t know what you’re talking about.

HERMIONE stares at him suspiciously.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – QUIDDITCH PITCH
In a sweeping OVERHEAD SHOT we see most if not all of the various GRYFFINDOR and SLYTHERIN quidditch team members taking their playing positions. A memorably airy voice, magnified by the magical megaphone, announces:

LUNA (V.O.)
Welcome to the first quidditch match of the season, Gryffindor vs. Slytherin.

HARRY turns around on his broom looking surprised.

HARRY
Luna?! You’ve got to be kidding me.

HARRY looks to his opposing SLYTHERIN seeker and takes off in search of the snitch. CUT TO LUNA commentating below, wearing a rather garish, roaring GRYFFINDOR lion hat.

LUNA
That’s Harry Potter and the Slytherin seeker searching for the golden snitch. I don’t remember the Slytherin seeker’s name just now. I think it's something like Bibble...Buggins...

PROFESSOR McGONAGALL stands next to LUNA in the stands looking somewhat disapproving. One of the SLYTHERIN beaters sends a bludger straight for one of the new GRYFFINDOR players, who avoids it with perfect precision.

HARRY
Good work, Sloper!

LUNA
I think Harry was a good choice for Captain; he hasn’t let being The Chosen One go to his head.

The SLYTHERIN seeker rams into HARRY’s side, sending him spinning to the left right into a goal hoop.

LUNA
That didn't seem very nice at all.

HARRY returns the move more forcefully, and the SLYTERIN seeker loses control of his broom, tumbling down to the ground. DEAN, playing as GRYFFINDOR chaser, tosses a quaffle behind him to a SLYTHERIN goal hoop, but their keeper is too quick and blocks it. PAN LEFT to GINNY, who heads for another SLYTHERIN goal post with quaffle inhand; a SLYTHERIN chaser behind her actually holds her broom back in an attempt to stop her, but she escapes his grip and makes a perfect goal.

McGONAGALL
Oh, now that was completely agains the rules!

LUNA
Yes, that was unfair; I would say he's suffering from Losers' Lurgy.

HARRY
Nice one, Ginny!

GINNY flies off in a new direction; HARRY stares at her just a little too long and the snitch flies right by, so he heads off after it.

LUNA
That’s Ginny Weasley playing chaser for Gryffindor. I like Ginny, she’s very nice; she always gets upset whenever someone calls me “Loony.”

A SLYTHERIN beater sends a bludger right on target to one of GRYFFINDOR’s, taking them down cartoonishly.

HARRY
Damn!

LUNA
I don’t really like bludgers, just on principle.

RON guards his goal hoop with great determination; he blocks a SLYTHERIN quaffle with the utmost confidence, and seconds later, does it again for the hoop to his right. LAVENDER cheers enthusiastically from the stands.

LAVENDER
Wooooo! Go on, Ron!

LUNA
That’s Ron Weasley playing keeper. I like Ron, although he does say some unkind things sometimes.

HARRY comes in close to the snitch, the SLYTHERIN seeker now just behind him again. CLOSE-UP on the snitch as HARRY’s hand just barely grabs onto it and the music swells triumphantly.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – QUIDDITCH PITCH

RON
And can you believe they gave Luna the commentary?!

HARRY
I know! And what was that lion hat?!

RON
(laughing)
Entertaining, though.

HARRY and RON walk toward the changing rooms as the crowd dies down. LAVENDER walks past HERMIONE and HARRY to RON.

LAVENDER
I knew you’d do beautifully, Ron. You didn’t disappoint.

RON
Well, thanks, Lavender.

She walks inside, past a positively glowering HERMIONE.

HERMIONE
Harry, what did you do?

HARRY
What do you mean?

HERMIONE
You did put Felix Felicis in Ron’s drink, didn’t you?

HARRY
Why would you even ask me that?

HERMIONE
Then it’s just coincidence that Ron played perfectly, that the weather was the best it’s been all term, that Malfoy wasn’t here to play seeker?

HARRY
Malfoy wasn’t here, was he? I thought that was really weird. He’d never miss an opportunity to beat Gryffindor – especially with me as Captain.

HERMIONE
Don’t change the subject.

HARRY
Listen, I didn’t put any Felix in Ron’s drink.

HERMIONE
I saw you!

HARRY
You saw me tilt the bottle in, I didn’t give him any. I just wanted him to think I did so that he would…feel lucky.

RON
You did? So I didn’t drink any Felix, not a drop?

HARRY
No.

RON
Whoa – must have worked then.
(He grins, then turns to HERMIONE.)
Bet you can’t wrap your mind around it, though. Thought the only way I could ever play well was with lucky potion, did you?

HERMIONE
That’s not what I meant, Ron – you thought he’d given you some too!

RON
I know what you meant.

He slumps off to the changing rooms.

HERMIONE
What’s with him today?!

HARRY
It’s…complicated.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM
HARRY walks into a crowded GRYFFINDOR common room to a series of backpats, handshakes, and the like.

DEAN
Hey, good match, Harry.

HARRY
Yeah, it was.

DEAN
Thanks for letting me play in Katie’s place while she’s away.

HARRY
Sure.

ROMILDA (O.S.)
Harry!

ROMILDA VANE walks up to HARRY holding a cauldron-shaped box of something.

ROMILDA
I wanted you to have these – chocolate cauldrons. They’re my favorite, I hope you like them too.

HARRY
Oh, thanks.

ROMILDA
So I hear Professor Slughorn is having a Christmas party soon. I was wondering, if you didn’t have a date yet -

HARRY
Really? I hadn’t heard about that. I have to go over there now, Romilda, see you.

HARRY walks off and calls for RON. GINNY walks up behind him, causing HARRY to turn around suddenly.

HARRY
Ginny!

GINNY
Did I scare you?

HARRY
No, of course not. You were great out there, by the way.

GINNY
Thanks. If you’re looking for Ron, he’s a bit preoccupied.

She gestures across from them, where RON and LAVENDER are wrapped around each other so tightly it’s hard to tell whose hands are whose.

GINNY
It looks like he’s eating her face, doesn’t it?

HARRY
Where’s Hermione?

GINNY
I saw her leave a couple minutes ago.

HARRY
Thanks.

He darts out of the common room, and right outside there’s HERMIONE, on her way…somewhere else, surrounded by a circle of canaries.

HARRY
Hermione! Wait up!

HERMIONE
(turning around)
Yes?

HARRY
Where are you going?

HERMIONE
I hadn’t thought that far ahead.
(pause)
Ron seems to be enjoying himself, doesn’t he?

HARRY
Listen –

Just then, RON and LAVENDER walk out of the common room together, as if joined at the hip, giggling like children. LAVENDER sees HARRY and HERMIONE, mutters “oops,” and turns back in. RON simply stands there and says “hi” dumbly.

HERMIONE
Don’t worry, I’m leaving. Go on, Ron, you don’t want to keep Lavender waiting.

HERMIONE starts to walk off.

RON
That went better than I thought.

Without warning, HERMIONE turns around, shouts “oppugno,” sending the canaries straight for RON’s head. She then leaves in satisfaction.

RON
Ow! Ow, get ‘em off me! Get – ‘em – off – me!

HARRY
(taking out his wand)
Alright, hold still.
  



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HBP scenes 16-19: THE CHRISTMAS PARTY/THE UNBREAKABLE VOW/FENRIR GREYBACK/THE NEW MINISTER:    


  
CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – LIBRARY
HARRY and RON are both seated with books open; RON pays no attention to his, HARRY pages through THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE’s copy of ADVANCED POTION-MAKING intently.

RON
You know, Hermione can’t complain, it’s not like – I mean, she snogged Krum, so someone wants snog me now, I’m a free agent.

HARRY
Mmm-hmm.

RON
Alright, so I said I’d go with her to Slughorn’s Christmas party, but…only as friends, right?

HARRY
Right.

SMASH CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – LIBRARY
The exact same setup, only now HARRY is seated next to HERMIONE.

HERMIONE
I mean, it was just as friends, of course, but…you heard him say he wanted to go, didn’t you?

HARRY
Yeah.

HERMIONE
All of a sudden, he starts acting so odd - are you listening?

HARRY
Yeah.

She reaches over and closes THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE’s book.

HERMIONE
The way you’ve been staring at that thing I’d expect you’ve memorized it by now. And to think Professor Slughorn thinks you’re a genius in Potions.

HARRY
Well, I’m not about to correct him.

HERMIONE
Speaking of, it’s about time you ask someone to Slughorn’s party. I overheard Romilda Vane in the bathroom and it sounds like she's going to try her hand at a love potion.

HARRY looks across to GINNY studying at the table in front of them.

HARRY
There’s not really anyone I want to go with…Wait, actually, I’ve just thought of someone.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – SLUGHORN’S OFFICE
HARRY and LUNA walk into SLUGHORN’s office together, HARRY wearing dress robes, LUNA a spangled silver dress (and thankfully no butterbeer cork necklace or SPECTRESPECS). The room has been magically expanded for the party, and it is indeed crowded – some familiar faces like MARCUS BELBY and PROFESSOR FLITWICK, but plenty of new ones as well; the sounds of conversation, laughter, and mandolin music fill the office. Emerald, crimson, and gold hangings decorate the walls like the inside of a tent, and real fairies flutter around, brilliant specks of light.

HARRY
Wow.

LUNA
It’s very nice, isn’t it?

SLUGHORN
Ah Harry, there you are!

SLUGHORN, wearing a purple velvet smoking jacket, leads HARRY (and LUNA) further into the party.

SLUGHORN
Here, I’d like you to meet Eldred Worple, one of the very finest authors around if I do say so myself – oh, and this is our friend Sanguini.

ELDRED WORPLE
It’s a privilege to meet you, Mr. Potter.

HARRY
Nice to meet you.

WORPLE, a stiff, business-like sort, shakes HARRY’s hand, SANGUINI only nods. SANGUINI is a vampire, the classic vampire – palest-white skin, dark, slicked-back hair, and cloaked.

HARRY
(to SANGUINI)
Hi.

LUNA
I’ve never met a vampire before; tell me, Mr. Sanguini, do you know the Minister? I understand he’s a vampire too.

HARRY laughs then tries to pass it off as a cough.

ELDRED WORPLE
Harry Potter…You know, I was just saying to Horace, “where is the biography of Harry Potter for which we have all been waiting?”

HARRY
Were you?

ELDRED WORPLE
Yes, I would be delighted to write it myself. People are craving to know all about you, I’m sure we could have it out in a few months, if we work in four-or-five-hour sessions.

SANGUINI strays away, to a pack of girls near them.

ELDRED WORPLE
Sanguini, stay here!

HARRY
I’m not really interested, but, um, thanks anyway. Come on, Luna, I think I just saw Hermione.

LUNA
Goodbye.

SLUGHORN
You will come ‘round this way again, though? There are more people I must introduce you to, Harry!

HARRY and LUNA do walk over to HERMIONE; she looks just above her and steps just a couple inches off to clear out of the mistletoe.

HARRY
Hey.

HERMIONE
Hi, Harry, Luna.

LUNA
Hello, Hermione.

HARRY
I didn’t know you were coming.

HERMIONE
Well, I thought it might be enjoyable. But then I had to escape McLaggen under the mistletoe.

HARRY
McLaggen? You’re here with McLaggen?!

HERMIONE
Well, I figured he would annoy Ron the most when he found out.

HARRY looks off and spots McLAGGEN looking around for HERMIONE.

HARRY
That’ll be him looking for you then.

HERMIONE
…See you in a bit.

She walks off. HARRY looks back for LUNA, who is immersed in conversation with NEVILLE.

NEVILLE
Well, my gran would like me to become an auror -

LUNA
Oh, you don't want to do that. The aurors are a part of the Rotfang Conspiracy; they’re working to bring down the Ministry with a combination of dark magic and gum disease.

HARRY can’t help but smile at that.

SLUGHORN (O.S.)
Oh, Harry! Long time, no see.

He chuckles. There’s SLUGHORN, standing, to HARRY’s irritation, right next to SNAPE.

SLUGHORN
Obviously I don’t need to introduce you to Severus. I was just talking about the exceptional work we’ve been seeing from you in Potions, Harry. Some credit must go to you, of course, Severus.

SNAPE
Funny; I never had the impression that I taught Potter anything.

SLUGHORN
Oh, you should have seen, first class, Draught of Living Death - last week, Amortentia…I assume it must be natural ability, just like Lily.

SNAPE
Yes…it must be.

Suddenly, FILCH comes up to them, dragging MALFOY in front of him by the neck.

FILCH
Professor Slughorn – this boy was lurking in the corridor. He claims he was invited.

MALFOY
Fine, I was trying to gate-crash, happy?

SLUGHORN
That’s alright, Arugs, it’s no crime to want to come to a party, you can go on.

FILCH shuffles off looking disappointed.

MALFOY
Thank you, sir.

SNAPE
Draco, a word.

SLUGHORN
Oh now, don’t be harsh on the young man, Severus.

SNAPE and MALFOY walk out of the room.

HARRY
(turning to SLUGHORN)
…I’ll be right back.

HARRY walks out, following SNAPE’s voice to the nearest classroom, and pressing his ear as close to it as possible without standing right in front.

SNAPE (O.S.)
- foolish of you, you can’t afford mistakes. If you are expelled –

MALFOY (O.S.)
For the last time, it wasn’t me. That Bell girl must have had enemies no one knows about.

SNAPE
I’m more focused at the moment on your skulking about, your obsession with that vanishing cabinet…

MALFOY stares at SNAPE confidently.

MALFOY
I know what you’re trying to do. It won’t work. I can stop you.

SNAPE
Well, well, aunt Bellatrix is teaching you Occlumency, is she? What are you trying to conceal from your master?

MALFOY
Nothing, it's you I don't want getting in.

SNAPE
I am trying to help you, Draco. I promised your mother, I took The Unbreakable Vow.

MALFOY
You’ll just have to break it then, won’t you? Because I don’t need your help, or your watch.

MALFOY leaves, swinging the door open behind him. HARRY just barely gets out of the way without being seen, looking at once very curious and excited.

RON (O.S.)
He was offering to help him? You’re sure?

CUT TO
INT. THE BURROW – LIVING ROOM
HARRY and RON walk down the staircase to the living room.

RON
He really mentioned The Unbreakable Vow?

HARRY
Yeah, what does that mean?

RON
Well…you can’t break an Unbreakable Vow.

HARRY
I’d worked that much out for myself, funnily enough. What happens if you do break it?

RON
You die, I guess. Fred and George nearly made me take one once; never seen Dad so angry as when he stopped it.

REMUS (O.S.)
What am I to take that to mean?

TONKS (O.S.)
You know what it means.

RON
What d'you think that's about?

HARRY shrugs; they spy REMUS and TONKS having a conversation in the next room.

TONKS
I think we should be married; it only makes sense.

REMUS
Quite the contrary, I -

TONKS
Hi there, Harry, Ron.

HARRY
Oh, uh, hi, we, uh -

RON
We weren't listening.

TONKS
'Course not. I'll see you later, sweetheart.

REMUS
Goodnight.

RON leaves the room after TONKS and HARRY sits down on an armchaiar next to REMUS.

REMUS
It's good to see you, Harry.

HARRY
You too, Professor Lupin.

REMUS
Oh, I think Remus will do. How are you? No, you don't have to answer. I know how difficult it's been.

HARRY
Yeah, I suppose you would. Forgive me, but...you and Tonks?

REMUS
She is more prepared to make a commitment than I am. I don't want to hurt her, she deserves someone whole, and seeing as I'm not exactly normal -

HARRY
You are normal, you’ve just got a...problem.

REMUS
(laughing)
Sometimes you sound just like your father; he used to call it my “furry little problem” in company. As I recall, there were many people who were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved rabbit.

HARRY laughs too.

REMUS
I’m sorry I haven’t had the chance to write, but I’ve been rather busy of late – on assignment for the Order, hiding out among a pack of my fellow werewolves. You see, Voldemort’s army is spreading to them, and in particular he is allying with one Fenrir Greyback.

HARRY
Who’s Fenrir Greyback?

REMUS
I’m surprised you haven’t heard of him. Greyback is the most savage werewolf alive today. He wants to create enough wolves to outnumber the wizards and witches, so he makes it his business to attack as many children as possible. Fenrir Greyback is the one who bit me.

HARRY
(pause)
If Greyback wants to outnumber the wizards and witches, why would Voldemort go with him?

REMUS
Well, Voldemort is trying, of course, to convince all form of magical creatures that once he takes over, their lot in life will improve. And I’m afraid my brand of reasoned argument could not convince Greyback’s group otherwise. Greyback would not be a proper Death Eater, of course, but with him on Voldemort’s side, he will be more vicious than ever.

CUT TO
The old WEASLEY clock, with icons of each member of the family pointing up to "Mortal Peril" rather than "Work," "School," or "Traveling."

DISSOLVE TO
INT. THE BURROW – KITCHEN - LATE NIGHT
The full moon shines brightly as HARRY stares out the window; he doesn't notice GINNY walk downstairs behind him.

GINNY
Harry - what's keeping you up?

HARRY
Oh, I, uh...couldn't sleep.

GINNY
Right, I had assumed that.

There's an awkward sort of silence between them.

GINNY
Listen, Harry...Dean and I, we haven't been going so well lately.

HARRY
You haven't?

GINNY
What I mean is, it's over. It's you that -

She leans in and they nearly kiss - interrupted when a bludger flies in and nearly hits HARRY right on the side of the head. He and GINNY duck down just in time, to reveal RON standing behind them holding a beater's bat and grabbing a 2nd bludger.

RON
What are you doing with my sister?!

He pelts this bludger right at camera and at that, HARRY wakes up with a start, turns over, puts his glasses on, and gets out of bed.

CUT TO
INT. THE BURROW - KITCHEN - LATE NIGHT
Again, HARRY sits at the window looking out at the full moon as GINNY comes downstairs behind him.

GINNY
Harry? You heard it too then?

HARRY
Heard what?

An unusually loud rustling and thumping is heard from outside.

GINNY
That.

She crosses, opens the door, and walks outside.

HARRY
(walking after her)
Ginny, wait.

They wander around a bit in the darkness, on guard for any suspicious noise. Nothing; the two of them walk a bit further and through some tall reeds; a P.O.V. SHOT through a couple of those reeds then reveals that some-one-or-thing is lurking nearby.

GINNY
Let's go back in, it's probably nothing.

A split second later, a great wolf bursts out and pounces on HARRY, knocking him down on the ground.

GINNY
Harry!

The fierce-eyed wolf drags HARRY backward over the rough ground; GINNY draws her wand.

GINNY
Stupefy!

The beast is jerked backward by the spell's red light; HARRY grabs GINNY's hand and staggers up.

HARRY
Thanks. Glad one of us brought our wand.

GINNY
Yeah; running seems like a good idea now.

HARRY
Agreed.

They run back toward the door, but GINNY catches her leg on something, trips, and slams to the ground, her wand flying off out of sight; HARRY stops in his tracks too.

HARRY
Ginny, you alright?

GINNY
Not really; I can barely move.

Suddenly, the werewolf leaps on her back; its extraordinarily sharp claws look to dig into her as she groans in pain.

HARRY
No...

HARRY frantically surveys the ground looking for GINNY's wand; he mutters "damn" when he finds nothing but dirt and rocks. The savage werewolf "merely" sniffs GINNY and licks the side of her face in sadistic pleasure as she struggles in terror.

HARRY
Accio wand, ACCIO WAND!

The wand darts into HARRY's hand; he turns on the spot and shouts:

HARRY
INCENDIO!

The wolf catches on fire and takes off in the opposite direction.

HARRY
PROTEGO!

Very quickly a translucent shield appears to cover the entire area in front of HARRY and GINNY. HARRY helps GINNY up and she hugs him tightly.

GINNY
Thank you. Will that work?

HARRY
Oh, no idea.

GINNY
What was that?!

HARRY
(after a pause)
Greyback.
FADE OUT

FADE IN
INT. THE BURROW – LIVING ROOM - MORNING
A large and beautifully-decorated Christmas tree adorns the back of the WEASLEYS’ living room; FRED and GEORGE are here, playing a game of EXPLODING SNAP with GINNY; HARRY and RON sit on the floor, amidst the debris of opened presents; MR. and MRS. WEASLEY sit on the couch around them.

HARRY
(holding the customary WEASLEY W sweater, this time emerald-colored)
It’s great, Mr. and Mrs. Weasley. Thank you.

MRS. WEASLEY
Of course, dear.

FRED
(holding a small wrapped box and handing it to RON)
Why look at this: “To Won-Won from Lavender.”

GEORGE
Oooooh, hope you like it, Won-Won!

RON
Shut up.

He unwraps it, opens the box, and takes out the long, gaudy silver necklace. CLOSE-UP on it as RON reads out the inscription:

RON
“My Sweetheart?”

HARRY, GINNY, FRED, & GEORGE break out in laughter.

HARRY
That’s excellent, you should definitely wear it in front of people.

GEORGE
Oh yes, it suits you perfectly.

RON
(pointing to HARRY)
If you don’t leave it alone, I – I’ll –

HARRY
Stutter at me?

MRS. WEASLEY
Alright, alright; Harry, this one’s for you.

Someone knocks at the door forcibly. MR. WEASLEY gets up to answer it.

HARRY
(opening the wrapping)
It’s from Dobby.

MRS. WEASLEY
I didn’t see a label.

HARRY
I know, though.
(He holds up a pair of old, mismatched socks.)
Socks.

MR. WEASLEY
(reentering)
Harry, it’s for you; it’s Rufus Scrimgeour.

CUT TO
EXT. THE BURROW – FRONT GARDEN
HARRY and MINISTER OF MAGIC RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR – authoritative and rugged-looking with short grey hair specked with black - walk outside in THE BURROW’s front garden.

SCRIMGEOUR
Well, Mr. Potter, this meeting has been a long time coming indeed.

HARRY
I hadn’t noticed.

SCRIMGEOUR
I heard about what happened last night, Fenrir Greyback showing up here. Most unexpected, especially considering Arthur placed every protective enchantment over this home that he could.
(pause)
Dumbledore certainly has been protective of you. I suppose that’s natural after what you’ve been through.

HARRY
Can I ask, what is it you want to talk to me about, sir?

SCRIMGEOUR
Right to it, then: Harry, regardless of what is fact, fiction, or exaggeration, most people have come to believe you are The Chosen One. And sadly, confidence in the Ministry is waning these days – and now, after this attack from Greyback, and the murder of Amelia Bones…

HARRY
Amelia Bones? She’s the head of Magical Law Enforcement, isn’t she?

SCRIMGEOUR
Not anymore, sadly. She was one of the Ministry’s finest. Anyway, you, Harry Potter, have become a symbol of hope for so many – the idea that there is one person out there who can defeat He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, it gives them a lift. And I would hope that, as follows, you would consider it a duty to…stand alongside the Ministry, show a level of support.

HARRY
Stand alongside the Ministry, what does that mean?

SCRIMGEOUR
Oh, nothing onerous, I assure you; you know, being seen with the right people, at the right times, a public knowledge that you support the government in these fraught times.

HARRY
In other words, you want me to be your mascot? To make people think I just go along with anything you do – even though I don’t?

SCRIMGEOUR
This is about giving people hope –

HARRY
No, I don’t think it is.
(beat)
Is Stan Shunpike still locked up?

SCRIMGEOUR
Mr. Shunpike was seen conducting activities which mark him as a likely Death Eater suspect.

HARRY
Wow - you don’t even know what those “activities” are. Makes me wonder if any of the few arrests you’ve made are worth anything. I think you’re just trying to make it look like you’re doing something and you want me to join in.

SCRIMGEOUR
So you’re just like Dumbledore – you want to simply disassociate yourself from the Ministry.

HARRY
I don’t want to be used.

SCRIMGEOUR
Some would say it’s your duty to be used by the Ministry.

HARRY
Tell me something, Minister: is Dolores Umbridge still working for you?

SCRIMGEOUR
Yes; what does that have to do with –

HARRY
I thought so.

HARRY holds up the back of his hand to show SCRIMGEOUR the words “I must not tell lies,” still scarred there in dry blood.

HARRY
A souvenir from her time at Hogwarts.

HARRY walks back toward the front door.

HARRY
Sorry, we may be fighting the same fight but I can’t be a puppet.

SCRIMGEOUR
So you are indeed Dumbledore’s man – through and through.

HARRY
(pause)
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Terror in Hogsmeade:    


  EXT. HOGSMEADE-DAY

The scene cuts to a shot of HOGSMEADE in the distance. We see the various shops and many students happily going in and out of them. There are a few shops that are boarded up however that Harry, Ron, and Hermione notice as they walk slowly down the streets of the town as a few students get into a snowball fight next to them. They notice Tonks looking around and approach her.

TONKS
Wotcher Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

HARRY
Hey Tonks…you alright?

TONKS
I’m okay. Glad to see you three though. Well I have to be off…lots to do. Take care.

She gives a weak smile and walks away.

RON
She looks terrible….

HERMIONE
Ron!

RON
No I mean…look at her clothes and hair...she looks kinda depressed. I saw her once crying to mum…

HERMIONE
Well lets go inside I’m freezing.

INT-HONEYDUKES-MOMENTS LATER

As they walk into Honeydukes they slowly take of their gloves as the hot warm temperature in the room hits them. Harry notices Ginny and Dean sitting having a cup of Butterbear but before he can say something a loud voice yells out to him.

SLUGHORN
Harry m’boy!

HARRY
On no…..

SLUGHORN
Harry, that’s three of my little suppers you’ve missed now! It won’t do, m’boy, I’m determined to have you! Miss Granger loves them, don’t you?

HERMIONE
Yes, they’re really…

SLUGHORN
So why don’t you come along, Harry?

HARRY
Oh...well…you see I have Quidditch practice.

SLUGHORN
Well I certainly expect you to win your first match. Well, how about Monday night?

HARRY
Can’t, I have a meeting with Dumbledore

SLUGHORN
Unlucky again! You can’t evade me forever, Harry! Well see you two later!

He gives a nice wave and walks away clutching his pineapple.

RON
You two? You two! Am I wearing an invisibility cloak or something?

HARRY
Yeah well atleast you don’t have him pestering you about going to some stupid dinners all the time...

We see a shot of Slughorn now talking to McLaggen and the scene slowly fades to…

EXT- OUTSIDE OF HOGSMEADE

Harry, Ron, and Hermione back on their way to school. There are about 4 different groups of students walking. Harry notices Katie walking very slowly and her friend LEANNE is says something to her. Katie looks over at Leanne and frowns.

KATIE
It’s nothing to do with you, Leanne!

Katie clutches the package she is holding tighter to her chest.

LEANNE
Katie stop being a difficult and let me see what it is!

Leanne reaches for the package and it rips as Katie pulls back on it. All at once Katie rises in the air with her arms outstretched with her hair whipping around her by a feirce wind. Her eyes are closed for a moment and then she lets out a terrible scream. Her eyes open and Leanne begins to scream. She runs to Katie and tries to pull her down by her ankles. Harry, Ron, and Hermione run up to help and when they grab her she falls and Harry and Ron catches her. She’s shaking tremendously. They lower her to the ground and she’s thrashing and screaming.

The scene cuts to Hagrid picking Katie up as Ron and Harry watch on and Hermione holds onto Leanne who is still shaking and crying.

HAGRID
It’s ok, I’ll be taking her to the hospital wing.

He walks away as she continues to scream. Ron walks bends down and we see a shot of a ornate opal necklace that’s sticking out of the paper. He reaches down to grab it but Harry grabs his arm.

HARRY
Don’t touch it! I’ve seen this before…remember we saw this on display in Borgin and Burks when we bumped into that shelf. The label said it was cursed… Katie must have touched it.

Harry turns and slowly walks towards Leanne.

HARRY
How did Katie get hold of this?

LEANNE
Well that’s why we were arguing. She came back from the bathroom in the Three Broomsticks holding it, said it was a surprise for somebody at Hogwarts and she had to deliver it. She looked all funny when she….oh no…I bet she’d been Imperiused and I didn’t realize!

HERMIONE
We’d better get up to school.

HARRY
She didn’t say who’d given it to her, Leanne?

LEANNE
No…she wouldn’t tell me.

INT-HOGWARTS-MCGONAGALLS OFFICE-NIGHT

The scene cuts to the Harry, Ron, and Hermione standing in front Professor McGonagalls desk in her office.

MCGONAGALL
So what happened when Katie touched the necklace?

HARRY
She rose up in the air and then began to scream, and collapsed. Professor, can I see Professor Dumbledore, please?

McGONAGALL
The headmaster is away until Monday, Potter.

HARRY
Away?

McGONAGALL
Yes, Potter, away. But anything you have to say about this horrible business can be said to me, I’m sure!

Harry glances over at Ron and Hermione and takes a deep breathe before he speaks.

HARRY
I think Draco Malfoy gave Katie that necklace, Professor.

McGONAGALL
That is a very serious accusation, Potter. Do you have any proof?

HARRY
Well…no…but you must trust me.

McGONAGALL
Potter, you cannot point the finger of blame at Mr. Malfoy, he was not in Hogsmeade today. He was doing detention with me. And it might interest you to know Potter that Mr. Filch has set up Secrecy Sensors all over the school grounds. Any Dark object will be found; even the owls have extra security! Now if that is all, good day to you all!

INT-MOVING STAIRCASE-NIGHT

The scene cuts to them walking up the stairs towards their common room

RON
Who do you think Katie was supposed to give the necklace to?

HERMIONE
Whoever it was has had a narrow escape don’t you think? No one could have opened that package without touching the necklace.

HARRY
It could’ve been meant for loads of people. Dumbledore, Slughorn…I wonder why Malfoy told her to take it into the castle.

HERMIONE
Harry, Malfoy wasn’t in Hogsmeade!

HARRY
He must have used an accomplice then.

RON
(Irritably)
Oh drop it, Harry!

HARRY
Don’t take that tone with me! It’s not my fault Slughorn invited Hermione and me to his stupid party, neither of us wanted to go, you know?

RON
Well, as I’m not invited to any parties, I think I’ll go to bed.

Ron walks ahead of them angrily and Harry sighs.

HERMIONE
Harry you should apologize. I know you’re convinced that Malfoys somehow at fault but he wasn’t there….

HARRY
He is involved Hermione, I know it!

HERMIONE
Harry…just get some rest alright?

Harry nods and Hermione looks at him with worry in her eyes. The scene then cuts to a shot of Hogwarts with the full moon hanging over it.

INT. HOGWARTS-THE ROOM OF REQUIREMENT

The scene then cuts to Ginny standing in front of the mirror in the ROOM OF REQUIREMENT. Harry slowly walks up behind her as she turns around and smiles at him.

GINNY
You’re a good teacher Harry.

HARRY
Ginny?

She looks up and above them a mistletoe is forming.

GINNY
Mistletoe.

Harry has a look of pure confusion on his face. Why does this seem so familiar?

HARRY
Probably full of nargles….

GINNY
What are nargles?

HARRY
No idea….

He slowly goes in to kiss Ginny getting closer and closer….

DUMBLEDORE
(Offscreen)
Harry?
  


THe False Memory:    


  INT. DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Harry sitting in Dumbledore’s Office and we now see that he was daydreaming. Dumbledore walks from the room behind his desk slowly.

HARRY
Professor! I’m sorry I came for the lesson and didn’t see you so I decided to wait.

DUMBLEDORE
Did I interrupt a daydream? I’m terribly sorry….

HARRY
No…no…I’m fine….

Dumbledore looks curiously at Harry

DUMBLEDORE
Who is she?

HARRY
Sir?

DUMBLEDORE
(Chuckles)
I may be old but I know the look of a man in love…who is she?

HARRY
Ginny Weasley sir….

DUMBLEDORE
Ah…your best friends sister.

HARRY
Yeah…I guess that is sort of the dilemma. I don’t want Ron to hate me….

DUMBLEDORE
You think he would?

HARRY
Yeah…I mean…I don’t know why I feel this way about her….

DUMBLEDORE
Ah Harry love is cruel. You can’t help who you’re chosen to love sometimes…

Dumbledore slowly picks up his wand and stares at it. A memory seems to cross his mind as he stares distantly at it.

DUMBLEDOER
Love…such a beautiful thing…but sometimes oh so cruel….

HARRY
Sir?

Dumbledore snaps out of his slight trance and looks down at Harry.

DUMBLEDORE
I don’t think you give Mr. Weasley enough credit…I’m sure as long as you’re happy…

HARRY
Yeah well Ron can be a bit harsh when he needs to be. I’m not too worried about it though sir, you see she already has a boyfriend….

DUMBLEDORE
The plot thickens…..

Harry notices that Dumbledore’s hand looks even worse than before. It seems to be spreading as now his most of his fingers are black and withered aswell.

HARRY
Sir where have you been?

DUMBLEDORE
On a little adventure…there’s a lot to do Harry and sadly not enough time to do it.…

He does a slight glance at his hand as he says this and then he proceeds to walk down towards Harry.

DUMBLEDORE
Speaking of time I think it’s about time we get to the source of today’s lesson. Now this next memory you’re about to see Harry is very important…pay close attention.

Harry nods and walks up to the Pensieve. He takes a deep breath and sticks his head down as the room dissolves and we are now standing in Slughorns Office.

INT-SLUGHORNS OFFICE-NIGHT-PAST

Standing there is a much younger Slughorn holding on to a pineapple with a big grin in his face. Standing across from his is a Teenaged TOM RIDDLE in the room with a young Bellatrix, AVERY, ALECTO, and AMYCUS.

SLUGHORN
Thank you for the pineapple Tom, you’re quite right, it is my favorite!

Slughorn looks down at the small golden clock on his desk.

SLUGHORN
Good gracious, is it that time already? You all better get going, or we’ll all be in trouble. Lestrange, I want your essay by tomorrow or it’s detention! Same goes for you, Avery.

They rest of them gather their things and begin to leave. Bellatrix throws a smile at Tom before exiting as Slughorn sorts through paper on his desk. He looks up and notices Tom standing there.

SLUGHORN
Look sharp Tom. You don’t want to be caught out of bed out of hours….

Tom looks down and twists the RING with a BLACK STONE around his finger and looks up at Slughorn.

TOM
Sir, I wanted to ask you something.

SLUGHORN
Ask away, then, m’boy, ask away…

TOM
Sir, I wondered what you know about….about Horcruxes?

The room all of a sudden feels with a dense fog until nothing can be seen except Harry and we hear a loud booming voice shout out:

SLUGHORN
(Offscreen)
I don’t know anything about Horcruxes and I wouldn’t tell you if I did! Now get out of here at once and don’t let me catch you mentioning them again.

The room then slowly dissolves and we are back in Dumbledore’s Office

INT. DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-MOMENTS LATER

DUMBLEDORE
So what did you think?

HARRY
That seemed really odd sir….was that memory…?

DUMBLEDORE
Tampered with? Indeed Harry.

HARRY
But why would Slughorn….

DUMBLEDORE
I think he is ashamed of what he remembers Harry. So I think it’s time for me to give you your first homework assignment. It will be your job to persuade Professor Slughorn to divulge the real memory, which will undoubtedly be our most crucial piece of information of all. How important, we will only know when we have seen the real thing. So good luck….and good night….

HERMIONE
(Offscreen)
Horcruxes…
  


Teenage Love and Heartbreak:    


  INT. HOGWARTS-CORRIDOR-NEXT DAY

HERMIONE
I’ve never even heard of them…they must be really advanced Dark Magic, or why would Voldemort have wanted to know about them? It’s going to be difficult to get the information from him Harry, you should think out a strategy.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione are walking down the hallways after a class. Harry notices Draco who looks a little pale down the hall. He looks back and then turns out of the main hall.

HARRY
Draco hasn’t been himself lately…

RON
Seems like the same git to me and speaking of gits….

McLaggen walks towards them but doesn’t look at Ron or Harry just Hermione.

CORMAC
So did you enjoy ole Sluggy’s last party?

HERMIONE
Um…yeah it was ok….

CORMAC
Potter and Weasley here must know that he only invites the best…even though some let extremely lucky people get on their teams….

HARRY
You got something to say?

CORMAC
I think I’ve said all I needed too. See ya around Hermione….

He smiles and walks away with a look of satisfaction on his face.

RON
Who does he think he is? Just because you’re invited to some…stupid party..doesn’t make you better than everyone else….

HERMIONE
Just ignore him Ron…

RON
You’re one to talk! Seems like you two really hit it off to me. How was Slughorn’s latest party?

HERMIONE
It was quite fun actually. I mean he drones on about famouse ex pupils a bit, and he absolutely fawns over McLaggen because he’s so well connected, but it was really nice.

RON
Oh yeah such a great thing to spend an evening with McLaggen huh Hermione.

Hermione shoots a look at Ron and rolls her eyes.

HERMIONE
Anyways, he’s going to have a Christmas party and Harry there’s no way to wiggle out of this one because he actually asked me to check your free evenings, so he could be sure to have it on a night you could come.

HARRY
Excellent, thanks Hermione

RON
And this is another party just for Slughorns favorites, isn’t it?

HERMIONE
The Slug Club, yes.

RON
Slug Club! That’s pathetic. Well I hope you enjoy the party Hermione, why don’t you try hooking up with McLaggen, you guys could be King and Queen Slug.

HERMIONE
Well we are allowed to bring guests and I was going to ask you to come, but if you think its stupid then I won’t bother.

Ron looks a bit shocked and a slight blush comes over his face.

RON
You…. were going to ask me?

HERMIONE
Yes, but obviously if you’d rather I hooked up with McLaggen

RON
No...what I meant was…

HERMIONE
Well I’m off to the library to see if I can find anything on Horcruxes. Maybe going to the Christmas party will butter Slughorn up a bit Harry.

HARRY
Maybe….

She walks away and Ron and Harry keep walking and turn down another hall that is basically empty

RON
Was she serious? Do you think she was serious? Or was she just…you know…

HARRY
Oh Ron, you act like you actually want to go to Slughorns party.

RON
Oh…me...no…I mean…unless she asked me of course. But then I’ll be going just to be a good friend, not that I’ll enjoy it or anything.

HARRY
(Laughing)
You’re pathetic

They turn another corner and see Ginny and Dean kissing.

RON
What the…

Dean and Ginny both stop kissing and look up. Dean looks embarrassed but Ginny seems a little annoyed.

GINNY
What?

RON
I don’t want to find my own sister snogging people in public.

GINNY
It was an empty corridor until you showed up!

DEAN
C’mon Ginny lets go…

GINNY
Stop telling me what to do Dean! You go, I want a word with my dear brother!

Dean gives a weak smile at Harry and Ron and leaves. Ginny walks up to Ron furious.

GINNY
Lets get this straight once and for all. It is none of your business who I go out with or what I do with them, Ron…

RON
Yeah, it is! D’you think I want people saying my sister’s a…

GINNY
A what exactly?

HARRY
He doesn’t mean anything, Ginny…

GINNY
Oh yes he does! Just because he’s never snogged anyone in his life, just because the best kiss he’s ever had is from our Auntie Muriel…

RON
Shut your mouth!

GINNY
No, I will not! If you went out and got a bit of snogging done yourself, you wouldn’t mind so much that everyone else does it!

Ron pulls his wand out and Harry quickly jumps between the two of them.

RON
You don’t know what you’re talking about! Just because I don’t do it in public!!

GINNY
Oh come off it Ron! Or have you got a picture of Auntie Muriel stashed under your pillow?

A streak of orange light flies from his wand and BANG! It hits the wall beside Ginny’s head. Harry quickly takes Ron by his robes and pins him up against the wall.

HARRY
Don’t be stupid…

GINNY
Harry’s snogged Cho Chang and Hermione snogged Victor Krum, it’s only you who acts like it’s something disgusting, Ron, and that’s because you’ve got as much experience of a six year old!

She turns around and storms off. Harry lets go of Ron who straightens him robes and puts his wand away.

RON
Who does she think she is?

HARRY
Ron calm down….

They begin to continue walking down the corridor and enter into the courtyard.

RON
I’ll have to teach her a few manners…..

Ron pauses as he notices Hermione talking to McLaggen in the distance.

RON
I thought she was supposed to be in the library?

A look of anger and pain crosses over Ron’s face. He turns around and storms off. Harry looks back at Hermione who pulls out her wand and blasts McLaggen across the courtyard. She notices him and runs over.

HARRY
You ok?

HERMIONE
Yeah…I was on the way to the library and McLaggen cornered me again. Where’s Ron?

INT-GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM-NIGHT (SAME DAY)

The scene cuts to Harry walking into the common room which is a bit crowded. He notices Ginny and approaches her.

HARRY
Hey Ginny. Have you seen?

GINNY
Looking for Ron? He’s over there, the filthy hypocrite.

Harry looks at notice that Ron and Lavender Brown are sitting in a chair kissing heavily

GINNY
It looks like he’s eating her face, but I suppose he’s got to refine his technique somehow huh?

Harry looks at Ron in amazement and Ginny walks off to join Dean. At this moment Hermione walks into the room and pauses as she notices Ron and Lavender kissing. She pauses for a second before she turns and walks out. Harry runs after her.

INT-CLASSROOM-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

Harry walks into the classroom where Hermione is sitting alone. She has a small ring of yellow birds circling her head.

HARRY
Hermione?

HERMIONE
Oh, hello Harry. I was just practicing.

HARRY
They’re really good.

HERMIONE
Ron seems to be enjoying himself….

HARRY
Does he?

HERMIONE
Don’t pretend you didn’t see him. He wasn’t exactly hiding it was he?

HARRY
Hermione….

Before he could finish his statement the door opens and Ron and Lavender run in holding hands and laughing.

RON
Oh….

LAVENDER
Oops

She laughs, kisses Ron, and backs out of the room slowly closing the door behind her. There is an awkward silence. Hermione is staring at Ron who is just looking at Harry.

RON
Hi, Harry! Wondered where you’d got to!

HERMIONE
Well Ron? Is there something you have to tell me?

RON
I don’t have to explain anything to you. Why don’t you run off with your dear sweet McLaggen.

HARRY
Ron….

Hermione stands up suddenly looking the angriest she’s looked in a long time. The birds start to circle around her head faster now.

HERMIONE
You shouldn’t leave Lavender waiting outside.

RON
Yeah…well…I won’t….

HERMIONE
Good…..Oppugno!!!

She points her wand at Ron and the birds all sped towards Ron and start pecking and clawing at him. He starts to scream and try and get them out of his face. He runs out of the room and past Lavender who shoots Hermione an angry look before running after them. Hermione smiles a little and walks away from Harry who has a look of shock on his face. The scene cuts to

INT-THE GREAT HALL-DAY

Ron and Harry sitting in the Great Hall. Harry is reading his Potions book. While Ron is talking its clear that Harry is ignoring him.

RON
I never promised Hermione anything. I mean, alright, I was going to go to Slughorns Christmas party with her, but just as friends…until she decides to run off after McLaggen.

HARRY
Ron I told you he cornered her…

RON
Hey who’s side are you on?

INT-GREAT HALL-LATER THAT DAY

Harry sighs and continues to read the book as the camera pans over and now it’s just Harry and Hermione sitting in the Great Hall.

HERMIONE
He’s at perfect liberty to kiss whomever he likes! I really couldn’t care less.

She starts to write something furiously on the parchment in front of her.

INT. POTIONS CLASS (DAY)/GREAT HALL(AFTERNOON)/CORRIDOR(NIGHT)

The scene cuts to them in Potions class and as Slughorn paces the room Ron raises his hand mocking Hermione while Lavender laughs on. Hermione gets up and walks out of the room furiously. The scene then cuts to Ron and Lavender walking down the hall holding hands and we see Hermione standing the corner watching. She points her wand and dozens of SPIDERS appear on Ron who starts to Panic and run around helplessly. Hermione smiles and walks off and the scene slowly fades to

Harry walking down the hallway himself reading his potions book. BAM he walks into Ginny who just came from around the corner.

HARRY
Ginny…sorry…I was reading….

GINNY
That book has to have dark magic to it if you’re actually reading it.

HARRY
It’s just interesting…some of the things the Prince has to say.

GINNY
Well I’m on my way to the Common Room do you mind the company.

HARRY
No not at all!

GINNY
So Ron and Hermione….

HARRY
Not talking and it’s driving me mad. They keep trying to get revenge on each other so I’m staying out of it.

GINNY
Well Harry, you need to be careful. There are a lot of girls out to get you.

HARRY
Oh Ginny what would Dean say?

GINNY
(Laughs)
I’m talking about Romilda Vane. I was in the girl’s bathroom just before I came here and I overheard her talking to her friends. They’re hoping you’re going to take them to Slughorn’s party, and they all seem to have bought Fred and George’s love potions. I’d just invite someone to go with if I were you.

HARRY
There isn’t anyone I want to invite except…..

He looks over at Ginny but clears his throat and looks straight ahead again.

GINNY
Well just be careful what you drink.

INT-MOVING STAIRWAY-SECONDS LATER

They walk up the staircases and Harry see’s Hermione running towards him holding a piece of parchment.

HERMIONE
Hi Ginny, Harry…listen I’ve found something that might be of some interest.

GINNY
You two talk…I’ll see you around…

She waves and walks ahead and Harry sighs and follows Hermione into a hallway.

HARRY
What is it did you find something on Horcruxes?

HERMIONE
That’s exactly it; I can’t find anything on it. I’ve been right through the restricted section and even the most horrible books have nothing. All I could find was this. It was in the introduction to Magik Moste Evile. Of the Horcrux, wickedest of magical inventions, we shall not speak nor give direction…

HARRY
Well why put in there at all?

HERMIONE
Well Slughorn’s party is coming up so I’m sure you can get a word in there.

They begin to walk again towards the common room.

HARRY
Hang on, Ginny just told me girls have snuck love potions into the school. I thought Filch banned anything bought at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes? How come these girls are able to bring love potions into school?

HERMIONE
Fred and George send them disguised as perfumes and cough potions.

HARRY
So if these girls are getting stuff into the school disguised as something else, why wouldn’t Malfoy have…?

HERMIONE
Oh Harry please, not that again. Secrecy Sensors detect jinxes, curses, and concealment charms. They’re used to find Dark Magic and Dark objects. Love potions aren’t Dark or dangerous…

HARRY
Easy for you to say…

INT. GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

They walk into the common room and immediately Romilda Vane runs towards Harry holdings a few items.

ROMILDA
Hi Harry! Fancy a gillywater?

HARRY
No thanks; I don’t like it much.

ROMILDA
Well, take these anyway

She thrusts a box into his hands of candy into his hands.

ROMILDA
Chocolate Cauldrons, they’ve got firewhisky in them. My gran sent them to me, but I don’t like them.

HARRY
Oh, thanks a lot.

Romilda smiles and walks back to her group of giggling friends

HERMIONE
Pathetic what some girls would do for a boy.
  


Slughorn's Christmas Party:    


  Hermione walks off towards her dormitory leaving Harry standing there with a look of confusing on his face. He shrugs and walks off as the screen cuts to Harry and Ron walking through the snow filled Transfiguration Courtyard.

EXT. HOGWARTS-TRANSFIGURATION COURTYARD-MIDDAY

RON
All this N.E.W.T. work is driving me mad! Finally we get free time in our schedule and we have to use it for schoolwork….then there’s Quidditch…and Lavender….

They pause as they notice PROFESSOR TRELAWNEY walking slowly down the hall sorting through what looked like dirty playing cards muttering to herself as she walks.

TRELAWNEY
Two of spades: conflict. Seven of spades: an ill omen. Ten of spades: violence. Knave of spades: a dark young man, possibly troubled, one who dislikes the questioner….
(She pauses)
No…that can’t be right….

She reshuffles the cards as she continues to walk not noticing any of the students around her.

RON
Are you sure Dumbledore said she was the one?

HARRY
Yep….

RON
I’d rather deal with Trelawney than Lavender sometimes. She won’t let me breathe….she even calls me this stupid nickname….

LAVENDER
(Offscreen)
WON WON!!!

Lavender runs into the shot and plants a big hug on Ron who gives an irritated look at Harry.

LAVENDER
Oh my gosh I have SO much to tell you. You won’t believe what Pervati told me…oh hi Harry….but yeah Pervati heard something about Hannah Abbott that you won’t believe.…hey will you hold my books Won Won? Let’s go for a walk…I’ll tell you everything…..

She grabs his arm and pulls him away from Harry who laughs as Ron mouths ‘Help Me’ as Lavender continues to talk as they walk down the hall. There is a tap on Harry’s shoulder and he turns around and notices Luna standing there smiling at him.

LUNA
Hiya Harry!

HARRY
Luna…hey…how have you been?

LUNA
Oh it’s been all right. A bit lonely without the D.A. Ginny’s been nice, though and I just ran into Hermione, she seems a bit upset. She said something about that Ron Weasley….

HARRY
Yeah, they’ve had a row.

LUNA
He says very funny things sometimes, doesn’t he?

HARRY
I suppose. Hey…Luna…how would you like to come to Slughorn’s party with me?

LUNA
(shocked)
Slughorn’s party? With you?

HARRY
Yeah. We’re supposed to bring guests, so I thought you might like…I mean just as friends, you know? But if you don’t want to…

LUNA
Oh, no, I’d love to go with you as friends! Nobody’s ever asked me to a party before, as a friend!

HARRY
That settles it then. I’ll meet you in the entrance hall at eight o’ clock then.

LUNA
I’ll see you then Harry!

Luna smiles and skips off and …

INT-THE GREAT HALL-EVENING

The scene cuts to them in the Great Hall where there are Christmas decorations set up and a few elves singing Christmas songs.

RON
You’re taking Loony Lovegood!

GINNY
Don’t call her that Ron! I’m really glad you’re taking her Harry, she’s so excited.

She walks over and sits with Dean and we see a shot of Hermione sitting down by herself at the end of the table. Parvati walks up to them.

PARVATI
Hi, Harry.

HARRY
Hey, you’re staying at Hogwarts then? I heard your parents wanted you to leave.

PARVATI
I managed to talk them out of it for the time being.
(Hermione walks past them.)
Oh, hi Hermione!

HERMIONE
Hi, Parvati! Are you going to Slughorn’s party tonight?

PARVATI
No invite, you’re going aren’t you?

HERMIONE
Yes, I’m meeting Cormac McLaggen at eight.

Ron coughs as if he just chocked on what he was eating and Hermione gives a slight smile at this reaction.

PARVATI
Oh really? Are you going out with him, then?

HERMIONE
Oh…yes…didn’t you know?

PARVATI
No! Wow, you like your Quidditch players don’t you? First Krum, then McLaggen…

HERMIONE
I like really good Quidditch players.

Ron frowns and furiously starts to eat his food as Hermione gives a slight smile and walks away. Harry notices Draco sitting at the Slytheran table looking pale and picking at his food.

INT. HOGWARTS-7TH FLOOR CORRIDOR-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Draco walking slowly down a hallway and the camera pans over to show Harry slowly following behind him. Draco looks over his shoulder before turning the corner. Harry waits a second and then follows. He turns the corner and BAM he runs into Crabbe and Goyle.

CRABBE
Where do you think you’re going Potter!

Harry tries to walk past them but they block his path. He looks past them and notice that Draco has already gone.

GOYLE
Problem Potter?

He stares at them for a moment and walks away. Crabbe and Goyle laugh as Harry turns the corner and the scene cuts to a shot of a blank piece of parchment. A wand is placed in the middle of the parchment.

HARRY
(Offscreen)
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

The parchments the reads MAURAUDERS MAP and Harry quickly opens it and starts to look through the numerous names that are on the map.

RON
What’s going on?

HARRY
I’m looking for Malfoy. Somethings up…I was trailing him after he left the Great Hall earlier but ran into Crabbe and Goyle….

RON
So?

HARRY
Ron he’s up to something…..

RON
Not this again Harry…..

HARRY
Yes Ron…and I can’t seem to find him on here…I see Crabbe and Goyle…but where’s Draco….

RON
Who knows. He could’ve taken a secret passage to Hogsmeade for all we know…just give it a rest…besides shouldn’t you be getting ready for Slughorn’s party thingy….can’t keep your date Loony waiting.

HARRY
Right….well…I think I’ll take my Invisibility Cloak with me…

RON
But…

HARRY
Just in case you know….

Ron just looks at Harry with a puzzled look on his face and the scene slowly fades to a shot of the corridor leading to Slughorns Office. Harry and Luna both walk into frame walking very slowly towards the door. They pause at the entrance and Harry takes a deep breathe.

HARRY
Well…shall we go in?

Luna nods and Harry opens the door.

INT. SLUGHORNS PARTY-NIGHT

The scene cuts to the inside of the party as Harry and Luna slowly walk through the door. The camera pans around to show the room is full of people. Fairies are fluttering around the ceiling and HOUSE ELVES are walking around carrying the dinner treys. Slughorn notices Harry and he excuses him self from the group of people he was talking to and walks quickly towards Harry with a booming smile on his face.

SLUGHORN
Harry, mboy!

HARRY
Evening sir….

SLUGHORN
And you’ve brought a date! Well come in, come in!!

HARRY
Sir when you have a moment there’s something I have to ask you….

SLUGHORN
In time Harry…there are so many people I’d like you to meet first!

Slughorn grabs Harry’s arm and pulls him towards the group he was just chatting with. Luna follows behind.

SLUGHORN
Harry, I’d like you to meet Eldred Worple, an old student of mine, author of Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires…and, of couse, his friend Sanguini.

Harry shakes Eldred hand and notices that Sanguini was a vampire who licks his lips as he looks over to a group of girls giggling on the other side of the party.

WORPLE
Harry Potter! A pleasure it is!

HARRY
Pleasure sir….

WORPLE
I was saying to Professor Slughorn the other day ‘Where is the biography of Harry Potter!’ I would be delighted to write it myself….

He looks over and notices Sanguini behind one of those girls sniffing the back of her neck.

WORPLE
Excuse me….

He runs over and pulls Sanguini away as he opens his mouth to take a bite of the girls neck and drags him back.

WORPLE
Sanguini behave youself!

SANGUINI
Just a little nibble…..

Harry and Luna cast a look at each other and slowly back away as Sanguini, Worple, and Slughorn all continue to chat. Harry notices Hermione standing in the back corner of the room with a look of fear in her eyes. Harry walks over to her.

HARRY
Hermione?

HERMIONE
Harry! Thank goodness, Hi Luna!

HARRY
What happened to you?

HERMIONE
Oh, I’ve just escaped…I mean, I’ve just left Cormac. Under the mistletoe…

HARRY
Serves you right for coming with him.

HERMIONE
I thought he’d annoy Ron most. He makes Grawp look like a gentleman. Let’s go this way; we’ll be able to see him coming

The three of them walk across the room towards Professor Trelawney who seems to be a bit tipsy.

LUNA
Hello Professor.

TRELAWNY
Good evening, my dear. I haven’t seen you in my classes lately…

Harry turns to Hermione as Trelawney talks to Luna

HARRY
Not enjoying the party?

HERMIONE
You think? I mean look Slughorn has elves serving the drinks and treats…I hope they’re getting paid for this.

HARRY
If you say so…..

HERMIONE
So have you got the chance to ask Slughorn about the Horcruxes yet?

HARRY
No he’s a bit busy. Hermione…..

Harry looks over and notices that Hermione has disappeared. He looks up and see’s Cormac walking towards him.

CORMAC
Potter!

HARRY
What do you want?

CORMAC
Hermione!
(Harry stares at him.)
I mean have you seen her?

HARRY
No, sorry.

Cormac gives Harry a slight frown and he turns around to Luna and Trelawney’s conversation.

TRELAWNY
Harry Potter! My dear boy! The rumors! The stories! The Chosen One! Of course, I have known for a very long time. Why have you not returned to Divination?

HARRY
Well…um…

Before he can answer Slughorn interrupts.

SLUGHORN
Harry m’boy are you avoiding me?

HARRY
No sir…

A small elf walks by carrying a tray with 4 classes.

TRELAWNEY
Do you mind if I take one?

She takes one glass and drinks it with one gulp. She then proceeds to quickly down the other 3 while Slughorn, Harry, and Luna look on. Once she finishes the elf just shakes it’s head and walks away.

SLUGHORN
So how are you Sybill?

TRELAWNY
Just fine thanks, just here wondering why Potter didn’t return to Divination, the subject is very important, especially for him.

SLUGHORN
We all think our subjects are important. But I don’t think I’ve ever known such a natural at Potions! Instinctive, you know….like his mother! I’ve only ever taught a few with this kind of ability, I can tell you that Sybill…why even Severus…

Slughorn looks around and notices Snape talking to a group of teachers, reaches out and grabs his arm.

SLUGHORN
Ahhh Severus! Come and join us!

Slughorn pulls Snape over to their circle. Snape gives Slughorn an irritated look as he readjusts his clothes.

SLUGHORN
Have I told you about Harry’s exceptional potion making? Some credit must go to you, of course, you taught him for five years!

SNAPE
Funny, I never had the impression that I managed to teach Potter anything at all.

SLUGHORN
Well, it’s natural ability. You should have seen what he gave me, first lesson, Draught of Living Death…not even you managed it on your first attempt Severus.

SNAPE
Really?

He casts a look at Harry who clears his throat and looks down.

SLUGHORN
What other subjects are you taking m’boy?

HARRY
Well…there’s Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, Transfiguration…

SNAPE
All the subjects required, in short for an Auror.

HARRY
Yeah, well, that’s what I want to do.

LUNA
I don’t think you should be an Auror Harry. They are a part of the Rotfang Conspiracy. They’re working to bring down the Ministry of Magic from within using a combination of Dark Magic and gum disease.

They all stare at her and we see Filch walk up holding Malfoy by the ear.

FILCH
Professor Slughorn, I discovered this boy lurking in an upstairs corridor. He claims to have been invited to your party and to have been delayed in setting out?

MALFOY
All right, I wasn’t invited! I was trying to gatecrash, happy?

FILCH
No, I’m not! You’re in trouble, you are!

SLUGHORN
That’s all right, Argus. It’s Christmas, and it’s not a crime to want to come to a party. We’ll forget any punishment and you may stay, Draco.

Filch gives an angry grunt and storms off.

DRACO
Thanks….

SLUGHORN
It’s nothing, nothing! I did know your grandfather, after all….

DRACO
He always spoke very highly of you, sir. Said you were the best potion-maker he’d ever known……

SNAPE
I’d like a word with you, Draco.

SLUGHORN
Oh, now, Severus it’s Christmas, don’t be too hard…

SNAPE
I’m his Head of House, and I shall decide how hard, or otherwise, to be. Follow me, Draco.

Snape turns and grabs Draco by the ear as he pulls him away from the crowd and out of the door.

HARRY
Hey...Luna…I’ll be back in a bit...

LUNA
All right.

TRELAWNY
So dear, tell me more about this Rotfang Conspiracy…

INT-HALLLWAY-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

Harry walks out of the room into the dark quite corridor. He pulls out his Invisibility Cloak and throws it over himself. He then walks slowly down the hall and turns to corner and see’s Snape and Draco standing there.

SNAPE
You cannot afford mistakes, Draco, because if you are expelled…

DRACO
I didn’t have anything to do with it, all right?

SNAPE
I hope you are telling the truth, because it was both clumsy and foolish. Already you are suspected of having a hand in it.

DRACO
Who suspects me? For the last time, I didn’t do it, okay?

SNAPE
Ah…Aunt Bellatrix has been teaching you Occlumency, I see. What thoughts are you trying to conceal from your master, Draco?

DRACO
I’m not trying to conceal anything; I just don’t want you butting in!

SNAPE
Listen to me; I am trying to help you. I made the Unbreakable Vow, Draco…

DRACO
Looks like you’ll have to break it then, because I don’t need your protection. I’ve got a plan and it’s going to work!

SNAPE
What is your plan?

DRACO
It’s none of your business!

SNAPE
Draco I can assist you…

DRACO
I’ve got all the assitance I need thanks, I’m not alone!

SNAPE
You were certainly alone tonight…

DRACO
I would’ve had Crabbe and Goyle if you hadn’t put them in detention!

SNAPE
If your friends intend to pass their Defense Against the Dark Arts O.W.L…

DRACO
What does it matter? It’s all a joke, an act. Like any of us need protecting against the Dark Arts…

SNAPE
It is an act that is crucial to success Draco! Confide in me and I can…

DRACO
I know what you’re up to! You want to steal my glory!

SNAPE
You are speaking like a child! I quite understand that your fathers capture and imprisonment has upset you, but…

Draco walks away immediately from Snape. Harry stands very still as he walks by. We see a shot of Snape watching Draco walk away and he returns back to the direction the party. We see a look of confused on Harry’s face and the scene fades…
  


Christmas at the Burrow:    


  INT-THE BURROW-KITCHEN-MORNING

To a snowy shot of the Burrow, then the scene changes to Harry and Ron chopping things in the kitchen sink.

RON
So Snape was definitely offering to help him?

HARRY
He said he’s promised Malfoy’s mother to protect him, that he’d made an Unbreakable Oath or something…

RON
An Unbreakable Vow? Are you sure?

HARRY
Yes, what does it mean?

RON
Well you can’t break an Unbreakable Vow…

HARRY
I’d worked that much out for myself, funnily enough.

RON
If you break it you die. Fred and George tried to get me to make one when I was five actually…

Fred and George enter the kitchen as he says this.

GEORGE
Well well well Ron

FRED
What is this we hear from Ginny about you and a young lady called…unless our information is faulty…Lavender Brown?

RON
Mind your own business!

FRED AND GEORGE
Ooohhhhhhhhhhh

FRED
Seems we’ve struck a nerve.

GEORGE
What we want to know however little brother is how did it happen?

FRED
Did she have an accident or something?

RON
What?

GEORGE
Well, how did she sustain such extensive brain damage.

Ron throws the knife at George and he turns it into an paper airplane immediately. Mrs. Weasley walks in on this exact moment.

GEORGE
Careful, now!

MRS. WEASLEY
RON! Don’t you EVER let me see you throwing knives again!

GEORGE
It’s ok mum he’s just a little love struck

RON
Shut up!

FRED
Shame you two aren’t seventeen yet....

GEORGE
Yeah once you’re allowed to use magic there will be no need to use such objects as knives…..

RON
Why don’t you two help us out then!

FRED
Sorry we have plans…..

GEORGE
And if you want people to help you Ron I wouldn’t chuck knives at them…

Harry laughs as Fred and George exit and Ron turns angrily back to the sink to continue cutting.

RON
Gits…

INT. -DEN-MORNING (LATER THAT DAY)

The scene cuts to Harry walking down the stairway of the Burrow. He notices Ginny sitting in front of the fireplace alone and with a bit of hesitation walks over to her.

HARRY
Ginny?

GINNY
Oh hey Harry…have a seat…

HARRY
Thanks….

He sits down and nervously starts to tap his fingers together. Harry and Ginny both look at each other and smile and Harry clears his throat.

HARRY
So…you’re doing really well in Quidditch Ginny….

GINNY
Thanks…surprisingly Ron isn’t so bad himself…

HARRY
Heh…Yeah…so…is Dean coming over for Christmas?

GINNY
No…and a good thing too I say. He’s been driving me mad recently.

HARRY
Really?

GINNY
Yeah…he’s always trying to…help me do things…I keep telling him I’m not a baby…

HARRY
Oh…well…I’m sure he’ll come around…

GINNY
Doubt it…we’ve been fighting a lot lately…

HARRY
Well if there’s anything I can do….

GINNY
Don’t worry Harry if we break up it won’t affect the team…

HARRY
I’m not worried about the team…just you…

Ginny looks over at Harry and stares into his eyes. They both stare at each other for a moment and slowly begin to lean forwards. Their lips are inches from touching when Ginny backs away.

GINNY
I can’t….

HARRY
No….I’m sorry…that was uncalled for…

GINNY
Well you weren’t the only one leaning in were you?

She gives Harry a smile as there is commotion in the kitchen. They both get up and walk in as Mr. Weasley walks in dusting snow off of his coat and following him is REMUS LUPIN.

HARRY
Professor Lupin…

LUPIN
Harry…it’s nice to see you again….

MRS. WEASLEY
Oh Remus I’m glad you made it here alright! Would you like a bowl of soup?

LUPIN
I’m fine now Molly thanks…

MRS. WEASLEY
Nonsense! Ginny could you grab the bowls dear?

GINNY
Sure mum…

Mrs. Weasley goes to stir the soup as Ginny looks through the cabinets. Harry walks up to both Lupin and Mr. Weasley.

HARRY
I’m glad you two are here…there’s something I have to tell you…

The scene cuts to Lupin, Mr. Weasley, and Harry sitting around the fireplace as Christmas music plays in the background.

HARRY
Snape was definitely trying to help Malfoy with something.

MR. WEASLEY
Has it occurred to you, Harry that Snape was simply pretending...?

HARRY
Pretending to offer help so he can find out what Malfoy’s up to? Yeah, I thought you’d say that, but how do we know?

MR. WEASLEY
It isn’t out business to know. Dumbledore trusts Severus, and that ought to be good enough for all of us.

HARRY
But just say Dumbledore’s wrong about Snape…

LUPIN
People have said it many times Harry. It comes down to whether or not you trust Dumbledore’s judgement.

HARRY
But Dumbledore can make mistakes. He says it himself, and sir do you honestly trust Snape?

LUPIN
I neither like nor dislike Severus. We shall never be friends….

He pauses as he catches a glimpse of the Daily Prophet that is sitting beside Mr. Weasley.

LUPIN
Arthur…could you…

Mr. Weasley hands Lupin the paper and he stares down at the cover page.

HARRY
What is it sir? Someone we know….?

LUPIN
No Harry….

He turns the paper around and the headline reads ‘MORE ATTACKS’ and on the cover is FENRIR GREYBACK who looks as if he’s growling back up at us.

HARRY
Who is that?

Lupin and Mr. Weasley both make eye contact with each other and Lupin hands the paper to Harry.

LUPIN
Fenrir Greyback is the most savage werewolf alive today. He regards it his mission in life to bite and contaminate as many people as possible, sometimes even without the full moon. Voldemort has promised him prey in return for his services. Greyback specializes in children; it was Greyback who bit me.

HARRY
What? When you were a kid?

LUPIN
Yes. My father had offended him. I guess it worked out in the end however. I’ve been underground the past few months living among the werewolves; nearly all of them are on Voldemort’s side. Dumbledore wanted a spy and here I was…ready made.

HARRY
How come they like Voldemort?

LUPIN
They think that, under his rule, they will have a better life.

Harry looks back down at the paper and the image of Greyback continues to glare up at him and the camera slowly fades to a shot of Harry sleeping. Ron’s voice wakes him up.

INT-RONS BEDROOM-CHRISTMAS MORNING

RON
(Off screen)
She’s got to be joking!

Harry sits up and grabs his glasses. He see’s Ron holding up a chain.

HARRY
What’s that?

RON
Its from Lavender, she can’t honestly think I’d wear…

He turns the chain around and it reads My Sweetheart.

HARRY
Nice, you should definitely wear it in front of Fred and George.

RON
If you tell them..I…I…I’ll…

HARRY
Stutter at me?

Harry and Ron both have a laugh as the scene cuts to:

INT. KITCHEN-CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON

Fred, George, Mr and Mrs. Weasly, Lupin, Ginny, and Harry sitting around the dinner table. There’s a lot of rustle and talking around the table.

HARRY
This is excellent Mrs. Weasley

MRS. WEASLEY
Thanks Harry dear.

FRED
So Ron….

GEORGE
About this Lavender Brown…

RON
Shut up!

GINNY
Oohhh..looks like Ron can’t take what he dishes!

RON
YOU SHUT YOUR FACE!

FRED
Oh so angry…

GEORGE
That’s what love does to you…

As everyone laughs Ginny looks over and notices to figures walking toward the house. She gets up and looks out of the window.

GINNY
Hey, it’s…its Tonks!

LUPIN
What?

MRS. WEASLEY
Yes well I invited dear Tonks over for dinner. She wouldn’t come at first…

LUPIN
Molly….

Before he can say anything she jumps up and opens the door signaling Tonks in. Tonks walks in slowly wiping snowflakes off of herself.

TONKS
Sorry I’m so late Molly I….

She looks up at the table and notices Lupin sitting there. He looks down at his plate and Tonks looks down at Molly.

TONKS
I thought you said he wouldn’t be here…

MRS. WEASLEY
Yes well he showed up unexpectingly. You’ve come all this way now dear have a seat…it’s already prepared there next to Remus.

LUPIN
Oh really Molly? I thought you said this seat was for Hermione.

MRS. WEASLEY
Oh didn’t I tell you she isn’t joining us this year…sit Tonks…

Tonks sighs and sits next to Lupin who looks even more uncomfortable. Harry and Ron both look at Ginny who shrugs and Mrs. Weasley sits back down.

MRS. WEASLEY
Well isn’t this lovely. All together for Christmas dinner…do you want any pea’s dear?

TONKS
No thanks….I’m not really hungry at the moment.

Mrs. Weasley waves her hand and food starts piling on Tonks plate.

MRS. WEASLEY
Rubbish you’ve traveled so far….

LUPIN
Molly I know what you’re trying to do….

TONKS
And what’s that Remus?

LUPIN
(Sighs)
Nymphodora this isn’t the time nor place…

TONK
It never is Remus….

She gets up and walks out of the room and Mrs. Weasley glares at Lupin.

MRS. WEASLEY
Now look what you’ve done!

She gets up and runs after Tonks. Lupin sighs before getting up and following. The rest of them at the table all look at each other in silence for a moment and then they all get up and follow.

INT. THE BURROW-LIVING ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

They stand outside of the living room and watch the events unfold inside. Tonks is sitting on the couch and Molly is comforting her. Lupin looks down at them.

LUPIN
Tonks you should really eat something….

TONKS
I don’t want food right now Remus!

LUPIN
Stop acting like a child!

TONKS
A child Remus…a child!

With this she gets up and faces him.

TONKS
You’re the one acting like a child Remus…can’t you see what this is doing to me….

REMUS
You know I hate seeing you in pain…but…I’m a werewolf…

TONKS
I know…and I told you a million times I don’t care!

LUPIN
And I’ve told you a million times that I am too old for you….too poor…too dangerous….

Mrs. Weasley stands up as he says this

MRS. WEASLEY
I’ve said all along you’re taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus.

LUPIN
She deserves someone young and whole Molly.

TONKS
But I want you Remus…can’t you see. I love you and I know you love me…

LUPIN
Can we discuss this later….

TONKS
How do you know there will be a later!

She storms off again this time walking through Harry and company standing outside listening. Mrs. Weasley once agains chases her and Lupin sits in a chair and puts his hand on his head.

FRED
Well this has been fun….

GEORGE
But there is still hot dinner that we intend to enjoy…

They both walk off back towards the table as Mr. Weasley goes to talk to Lupin. Harry, Ron, and Ginny look at each other.

RON
Well I guess that explains why she’s been looking so dreadful lately.

Ginny punches Ron in the arm, rolls her eyes, and walks away. Ron and Harry cast side looks at each as the scene cuts to a shot of the Burrow once again and then slowly fades into a shot of Hogwarts.
  



Apparation Lessons:    


  INT. HOGWARTS-CORRIDOR-AFTERNOON

The scene cuts to a shot of a piece of parchment that reads ‘APPARITION LESSONS’ and pans back to show a crowd of students standing around it, some writing their names the sign in sheet under it. Seamus, Neville, and Harry are shown standing in the midst of the crowd. Ron is seen signing his name on the list and then proceeds to walk back towards them.

SEAMUS
How cool will it be when you can just…
(Snaps his fingers)
And then you’ll in another place almost instantly.

NEVILLE
Doesn’t sound to fun to me actually….

SEAMUS
Yeah because you’re afraid you’ll leave your head behind Longbottom…

RON
Glad I’ll be of age to take the apparition tests… I’d better pass the first time through! How hard can it be….I mean even Fred and George managed to pass their first times…

Lavender sneaks up behind Ron and covers his eyes with her hands.

LAVENDER
Guess who, Won Won?

RON
Do I even have too?

LAVENDER
How come you aren’t wearing the Christmas present I gave you?

RON
I…ugh…terrible luck Lavender you see…I wore it every moment after I got it but I took it off once to help dad with something and could never find it…

LAVENDER
Well that’s alright I have another one….

RON
No…no need for that...I’m sure I’ll find it. Let’s just…walk this way….

Ron quickly pulls Lavender away from his now laughing friends. As they walk away Hermione can be seen walking towards them. As they pass each other Hermione and Lavender cast a nasty look at each other and Ron looks down. Hermione keeps walking towards Harry, Neville, and Seamus.

HARRY
Hermione…hey…how was your Christmas.

HERMIONE
Just fine thanks…and yours?

HARRY
Alright….mind if I have a word? I’ll see you two in class….

Harry and Hermione begin to walk away from the crowd of people.

HARRY
I told Mr. Weasley and Lupin about that whole Snape and Draco conversation I overheard…..

HERMIONE
How is Lupin?

HARRY
Not great…he’s living underground and apparently Tonks is in love with him….

HERMIONE
Yeah I ran into Ginny earlier and she told me about that.

HARRY
Really? What else did Ginny tell you?

HERMIONE
Nothing…why?

HARRY
Oh just curious…just….yeah…so Lupin…he told me about the werewolf who originally bit him.

HERMIONE
Really….who was it?

HARRY
Some werewolf named Fenrir Greyback…you ever heard of him?

HERMIONE
Yes…and so have you Harry….remember?

HARRY
Well yeah I just told you…

HERMIONE
No before that…remember back in Knockturn Alley. Draco told Borgin that Greyback was an old family friend and that he’d be checking up on Borgin’s progress.

HARRY
(shocked)
I forgot! But doesn’t this prove that Malfoy’s a Death Eater, how else could he be in contact with Greyback and telling hi m what do do?

HERMIONE
It is pretty suspicious…unless…..

HARRY
Oh, come on, you can’t get round this one Hermione!

HERMIONE
Listen Harry now isn’t the time to worry about Draco. You missed the chance to ask Slughorn about the Horcruxes at the Christmas Party. I think you should really focus on getting that information before Dumbledore calls you for another lesson.

HARRY
Well Ron thinks I should just wait around after class…

HERMIONE
Well if Won Won thinks that, you’d better do it.

HERMIONE
Hermione, can’t you….

HERMIONE
No!

She continues to walk towards class as Harry shrugs and follows her.

INT. HOGWARTS-POTIONS CLASS-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Slughorn standing in front of the class.

SLUGHORN
In front of each of you is a phial which contains a certain poison. Now for today’s lesson I want you to create an antidote for the poison. Good luck, and don’t’ forget your protective gloves!

HERMIONE
(Whispers to Harry)
It’s a shame that the Prince won’t be able to help you much with this, Harry. You have to understand the principles involved this time.

She gets up and walks to the cabinet to collect ingredients. Harry flips through the Advances Potions Book as Ron leans in to whisper to him.

RON
You sure the Prince hasn’t got any tips?

HARRY
I don’t see any…just great…..

Harry looks up and notices Slughorn smiling at him as if he’s waiting for him to begin. Harry glances over at Ron who looks just as nervous as he and watches Hermione as she happily places all the ingredients in front of her to begin. The scene fades to later on in the class where most of the class as bubbling cauldrons in front of them. Hermione continues to work on her antidote and we see a few explosions coming from other students cauldrons. Harry has one head on his head as if he’s frustrated as he continues to flip through his book.

SLUGHORN
Two minuets left everyone!

Now we see the actual text in the book as Harry fingers stroll down the page. He stops on a line and begins to read it under his breathe.

HARRY
Just shove a bezoar down their throats….a bezoar?

He looks up and notices Slughorn looking down at his watch. Harry jumps up quickly and runs over to the cupboard and starts pushing aside a bunch of items. He finds a box labled ‘BEZOARS’ and opens it and pulls one out.

SLUGHORN
Times…UP! Everyone stop working and I will walk around and examine the work.

Harry sits back down in his seat as Slughorn walks over to Hermione and examines her work.

SLUGHORN
Very good, Ms. Granger

HERMIONE
Thank you sir!

SLUGHORN
And what do you have for me, Harry?

HARRY
Oh…um…

Harry opens his hand and we see the small brown ball in his palm.

SLUGHORN
You’ve got nerve, boy!

He grabs it and holds it up for the class to see.

SLUGHORN
Oh, you’re like your mother. A bezoar, a stone taken from the stomach of a goat, would certainly act as an antidote to all these potions!

Harry breaths a sigh of relief and looks over at Ron who also has a big smile on his face. He looks over at Hermione who looks a bit angry and the scene cuts to everyone grabbing their books and leaving class. Harry waits behind as Ron walks out and closes the door behind him.

SLUGHORN
Great job today as usual Harry m’boy! You should get going or you’ll be late for your next lesson!

HARRY
Sir, I wanted to ask you something.

SLUGHORN
Ask away, then, my dear boy, ask away….

HARRY
Sir, I was wondering what you know about…about Horcruxes?

Slughorn stops in his tracks and looks up slowly at Harry with a look of horror on his face.

SLUGHORN
What did you say?

HARRY
I asked whether you know anything about Horcruxes, sir. You see…

SLUGHORN
Dumbledore put you up to this. Dumbledore’s shown you that….memory, hasn’t he?

HARRY
Well…yes…

SLUGHORN
Well if you’ve seen that memory, Harry, you’ll know that I don’t know anything…ANYTHING…about Horcruxes.

HARRY
Sir, I just thought there might be a bit more to….

SLUGHORN
Did you!

He grabs his briefcase and starts to walk towards the exit of the class.

SLUGHORN
Then you were wrong, weren’t you? WRONG!

He slams the door behind himself and we see a shot of Harry standing in the middle of the class looking a bit shocked. The scene then cuts to Harry walking into Defense Against the Dark Arts and taking a seat next to Ron.

INT. HOGWARTS-DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS-MOMENTS LATER

SNAPE
Late again, Potter. Ten points from Gryffindor.

Seamus raises his hand as a few Slytherians chuckle at Harry.

SEAMUS
Sir! I’ve been wondering, how do you tell the difference between an Inferius and a ghost? Because there was something in the paper about an Inferious….

SNAPE
No, there wasn’t….

RON
(Whispering to Harry)
Well?

HARRY
No luck…he stormed out on me…..

SNAPE
Since Potter seems to have a lot to say on the subject.

Harry and Ron look up and notice Snape looking right down at them.

SNAPE
Mr. Finnegan would like to know Potter….how can we tell the difference between an Inferius and a ghost?

HARRY
Well….er…ghosts are transparent….

SNAPE
Oh, very good. Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. Ghosts are transparent.

Most of the class begins to laugh and Snape does a slight smirk before turning away from Harry.

SNAPE
The Inferius is a corpse that has been reanimated by a Dark wizard’s spell. It is not alive, it is merely used like a puppet to do the wizard’s bidding.

SEAMUS
Is there no way to defeat them sir?

SNAPE
Fire is known to be the most common use for fighting against the Inferius. Now enough friendly chatter all of you open your books to page two hundred and thirteen.

INT. HOGWARTS-HALLWAY-LATER THAT DAY

Everyone begins to thumb through their books as the scene cuts to a bunch of students walking down a hallway. Harry and Hermione are walking together when notices Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle all walking slowly down the hall.

HARRY
I’ll be right back…

HERMIONE
Harry…

Harry walks up within earshot of Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle.

DRACO
I don’t know how much longer, all right? It’s taking longer than I thought it would.

CRABBE
Can we atleast know….

DRACO
Look, it’s none of your business what I’m doing Crabbe, you and Goyle just do as you’re told and keep a lookout!

GOYLE
But Draco….

DRACO
That’s enough alright! Now isn’t the time to talk about it.

They both say nothing as they continue to walk and Harry stops following as Hermione walks up behind him.

HERMIONE
What was that about?

HARRY
He won’t even tell Crabbe and Goyle what he’s up too. What could he possibly be doing that he can’t even tell his best friends?

The scene cuts to the Great Hall where there are two lines of students facing each other and in front of each of them is a wooden hoop. Standing in the middle of these two groups is a TWYCROSS.

INT. THE GREAT HALL-EVENING

TWYCROSS
Now the important things to remember when Apparating are the three D’s. Destination, Determination, Deliberation! Fix your mind firmly upon the desired destination, focus your determination to occupy the visualized space, and only when I give the command turn on the spot, feeling your way into nothingness, moving with deliberation! Now, One, Two, THREE!!

The students all close their eyes and have a strained look on their face. We see Harry open one of his eyes to look around and notice that everyone else just seems to be standing. All of a sudden Neville faints and everyone opens their eyes and laugh.


TWYCROSS
Now now everyone concentrate! Lets try this again won’t we…One, Two, THREE!!!!

They close their eyes start spinning and some start falling on the floor. One student lets out of screech of pain as one student is in the hoop while one leg is still on the outside. Twycross waves his wand and there’s a puff of purple smoke and the student is back together.

TWYCROSS
That was called Splinching, or the separation of random body parts occurs when the mind is insufficiently determined. Now once again, GO!

The students close their eyes and the camera zooms in on Harry. He disappears and reappears in the circle hoop. He opens his eyes and everyone stares at him. Some look in amazement whereas Draco and his friends frown at Harry’s accomplishment.

TWYCROSS
Very good Mr. Potter, very good! Now lets go at it again why won’t we

INT. HOGWARTS-MOVING STAIRCASE-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry and Ron walking up the moving stairs

RON
How did you manage to do that Harry? Blimey once you turn 17 you’re going to pass the Apparation test with ease.

HARRY
I reckon I knew what to expect since I’ve already done it with Dumbledore.

RON
I forgot you’ve already done it! How is it?

HARRY
I’m not a big fan….I prefer flying

Harry and Ron continue to walk as the scene slowly fades to
  


Ron's Birthday Scare:    


  INT. BOYS DORMITORY-MORNING

A shot of the names moving around the Marauder’s Map and the camera pans back to Harry looking at it as Ron is opening his birthday presents.

RON
Thanks for these Harry!

He holds up a pair of gloves and then tosses them on his bed and begins opening more presents.

HARRY
No problem birthday boy.

Harry looks back down at the map and begins scanning.

HARRY
Where is Malfoy, he doesn’t seem to be in his bed.


RON
Harry, is Hermione really going out with McLaggen? Not that I care…just haven’t seen them together much….

HARRY
Dunno…I don’t think things went very well at Slughorn’s party with those two.

RON
Good, oh wow, see what Mum and Dad got me? Blimey, I think I’ll come of age next year too…

He sits down the watch he got from his parents and notices the box of chocolate cauldrons beside Harry’s bed and picks them up.

RON
Wicked! Want one Harry?

HARRY
(Without looking up.)
No thanks…Malfoy’s gone again!

RON
Can’t have done, come on, apparation lessons today.

Ron shoves the cauldrons in his mouth and the scene cuts to Harry reading something on the bulletin board as we see Ron come down from the dormitory.

INT. GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM-MORNING (MOMENTS LATER)

HARRY
Ready? Let’s go, we can still catch breakfast.

RON
I’m not hungry…. Harry, I can’t stand it!

HARRY
You can’t stand what?

RON
I…I can’t stop thinking about her!

HARRY
And that stops you from going to breakfast because….

RON
I don’t think she knows I exist.

HARRY
She keeps snogging you, doesn’t she? I’m sure…

RON
Who are you talking about?

HARRY
Who are you talking about?

RON
Romilda Vane

Ron rushes over and sits on the couch with a dazed look on his face.

RON
I think I love her Harry.

HARRY
(Chuckles)
Ok, say that again with a straight face.

Ron stands up quickly and walks towards Harry.

RON
I love her, have you seen her hair, and her eyes…

HARRY
Ok Ron jokes over, drop it.

Harry turns around to walk away and Ron pulls his wand out and shoots a spell at Harry that misses him by inches. Harry turns around quickly and pulls his wand out throws the same nonverbal spell he did earlier on Ron which snatched him up in the air by his legs and has him hanging up side down and the cauldrons drop out of Ron’s hands.

HARRY
What was that for!

RON
You insulted her, Harry! You said it was a joke.

HARRY
This is insane! What’s got into…

Harry notices the box of cauldrons on the floor beneath where Ron is hanging.

HARRY
Where did you get those Chocolate Cauldrons?

RON
They were a birthday present. I offered you one, didn’t I?

HARRY
You just picked them up off the floor!

RON
Let me go Harry!

HARRY
They’re the Chocolate Cauldrons Romilda gave me before Christmas, and they’re all spiked with love potion!

RON
Romilda! Harry…do you know her? Can you introduce us?

HARRY
(laughs)
Yeah I’ll introduce you. I’m going to let you down now, okay?

RON
Ok!

Ron is lowered back down to the ground. The portrait opens and Lavender walks in.

LAVENDER
You’re late Won Won, I’ve got you a birthday…

RON
Leave me alone; Harry’s going to introduce me to Romilda Vane!

Ron pushes her out the way and walks out. Harry mouths ‘Sorry’ to her and runs out behind Ron.

INT. SLUGHORNS OFFICE-MORNING (MOMENTS LATER)

The scene cuts to Harry and Ron standing in Slughorn’s Office. Slughorn is preparing something for Ron to drink.

RON
I can’t see her Harry, is he hiding her?


HARRY
She’s on here way

RON
Really, how do I look?

SLUGHORN
Very handsome, now drink that up, it’s a tonic for the nerves, keep you calm when she arrives, you know.

RON
Bloody Brilliant!

HARRY
Thanks Professor

SLUGHORN
Don’t mention it m’boy. I’m surprised someone as gifted in Potions as yourself couldn’t whip something up yourself!

HARRY
Right…well…you see I didn’t have the ingredients.

SLUGHORN
Say no more! So do you feel more like yourself m’boy?

Ron looks up at them with a look of shock at what just happened to him on his face.

HARRY
Great way to start off your 17th birthday huh?

SLUGHORN
Did you say birthday? Really? Oh well in that case!

Slughorn goes to his cupboard and pulls out a bottle of mead.

SLUGHORN
I’ve got one last bottle of this oak matured mead…meant to give this to Dumbledore for Christmas…ah well. Why don’t we open it now and celebrate Mr. Weasley’s birthday!
(Slughorn pours the drinks and hands a glass to each of them.)
Well, a very happy birthday, Rupert

RON
(Stunned)
Wait…how do you know…?

HARRY
It’s Ron sir…

As he says this Ron goes ahead and chugs the drink.

SLUGHORN
And may you have many more…

Ron drops the glass and foam start to come out of his mouth. He falls on the ground shaking furiously with his eyes rolling to the back of his head.

HARRY
Ron! Professor! Do something!

SLUGHORN
What…but…

Harry rushes towards the cupboard and starts to throw around bottles. He grabs the bezoar and runs to Ron. He forces his mouth open and throws the bezoar in his mouth. After a few seconds his body stops shaking and he falls off to sleep.

INT. HOSTPITAL WING-AFTERNOON (SAME DAY)

The scene cuts to a sleeping Ron in the hospital wing. Lavender is standing next to him and we notice Harry and Ginny standing on the opposite side of the bed looking down on him.

LAVENDER
I knew something must have been wrong with him. I mean who would pick Romilda Vane over me?

Harry and Ginny glance over at each other as the door to the Hospital Wing opens and a worried Hermione rushes in.

HERMIONE
I just heard….how is he?

HARRY
He’s fine….

LAVENDER
What are you doing here?

Hermione, Harry, and Ginny all look up at Lavender.

LAVENDER
Isn’t this what you wanted? Ever since we’ve been together you’ve been trying to harm him…well look like you’ve finally succeeded…

HERMIONE
I would never wish anything like this on Ron. How…how dare you!

LAVENDER
You’re just jealous because he loves me!

HERMIONE/HARRY/GINNY
What!??

Ron stirs a bit in his sleep.

HARRY
Listen Lavender…maybe this isn’t the right moment…

LAVENDER
You’re right….I have class soon anyway….

She kisses Ron on the forehead before grabbing her books and walking out of the ward. Hermione places her hand on Ron’s arm and begins to cry. Ginny places her hand on Hermione’s shoulder. Ginny and Harry both look over at each other before looking back down at Ron as the scene slowly fades to Harry and Hermione walking towards Hagrid’s Hut.
  



Suspicions and Memories:    


  EXT. HOGWARTS-OUTSIDE OF THE STONE CIRCLE-NIGHT

HERMIONE
So Slughorn was planning on giving that bottle to Dumbledore?

HARRY
Yeah so that poison was meant to be for Dumbledore.

HERMIONE
This is just mad…first Katie…now Ron…even with all the extra protection people are still getting hurt.

Harry stops walking as he notices 2 figures walking slowly along the edge of the forest.

HERMIONE
Looks like Dumbledore’s back…

We now see that the figures walking are Dumbledore and Snape. Harry holds up a finger to his lips to signal that Hermione should keep quiet and he slowly walks down towards them while remaining in the shadows. Harry finds a spot behind a tree and stays there as Dumbledore and Snape slowly walk past the spot.

SNAPE
You take a great deal for granted, Dumbledore…perhaps I’ve changed my mind!

DUMBLEDORE
You gave me your word, Severus.

Dumbledore turns and says something that Harry can’t hear but we see him struggle to. Snape stares at Dumbledore for a moment in silence and Dumbledore looks away, sighs, and continues to walk.

DUMBLEDORE
Come to my office tonight, Severus, at eleven, and you shall not complain that I have no confidence in you. Right now I’m afraid we may not be alone and such topics shouldn’t be discussed out in the open.

They begin to walk away and the camera focuses on Harry hiding behind the tree as the scene cuts to a wideshot of Hogwarts. The scene then cuts to the Spinning Gargoyle and Harry standing in front of it. He looks down at the piece of parchment in his hand before knocking.

DUMBLEDORE
(Offscreen)
Enter!

INT. HOGWARTS-DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT

HARRY
Good evening sir…I just got the message that you wanted to see me.

DUMBLEDORE
Come in Harry.

Harry notices that Dumbledore’s injured hand looks even worse now and that it has spread throughout most of his hand and even into his palm.

HARRY
Before we start sir I have something to tell you. I overheard Snape and Draco talking….and…Snape was offereing to help Draco do something. Snape told Draco he made an Unbreakable Vow and…it’s just…well sir…before school I found out that Draco is trying to fix a Vanishing Cabinet. I don’t know why or how but it was in Borgin and Burkes and if Snape is offering to help then….

DUMBLEDORE
Thank you for telling me this Harry, but I suggest that you put it out of your mind. I do not think it is of great importance.

HARRY
Not of great importance? Professor, did you understand…?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes Harry and I think you might consider the possibility that I understood more than you did. I am glad you confided in me, but let me reassure you that you have not told me anything that causes me disquiet.

HARRY
So you definitely still trust Snape then?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes Harry I do…but now I must insist that we press on. I have more important things to discuss with you this evening. Have you managed the task I set you at the end of our previous lesson?

HARRY
Well, no sir, seeing the situation with Ron and all.

DUMBLEDORE
And following around Professor Snape and Mr. Malfoy aswell it seems. I thought I made it clear to you how very important that memory is Harry. It is the most crucial memory of all and we will be wasting our time without it.

HARRY
It isn’t that I wasn’t trying…I’ve just had other things….I’m sorry sir.

DUMBLEDORE
There will be little point in our meeting after tonight unless we have that memory.

Harry looks down in disappointment as Dumbledore walks over to the Pensieve. He places his wand up to his temple and pulls out a few strings and places them in it. Dumbledore motions to Harry to come over and Harry walks up to the Pensieve, takes a breathe, and plunges his head into it as the room dissolves.

INT-DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT (PAST)

Harry looks around and notices that he’s in Dumbledore’s Office. He notices a young Dumbledore sitting at his desk writing as the door knocks.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Enter!

The door opens and in walks a young Voldemort. The darkness is very apparent in his appearance now, and his physical appearance is already starting to change. Around his neck he is wearing a golden LOCKET with a serpentine S on it.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Good evening Tom, won’t you sit down?

VOLDEMORT
Thank you. I heard that you had become headmaster, a worthy choice.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
I am glad you approve. So what do I owe this pleasure, Tom?

VOLDEMORT
They do not call me ‘Tom’ anymore these days Dumbledore, I am known as…

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
I know what you are known as, however I’m afraid you will always be Tom Riddle to me.

Voldermort frowns slighty at the sound of this and Dumbledore just simply smiles at him.

DUMBLEDORE
So what brings you here Tom?

VOLDEMORT
I have returned to ask that you permit me to return to this castle, to teach. I could show and tell your students things they can gain from no other wizard.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Yes, I certainly do know that you have seen and done much since leaving us. Rumors of your doings have reached your old school, Tom. I should be sorry to believe half of them.

VOLDEMORT
Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, and spite spawns lies. You must know this, Dumbledore.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
You call it ‘greatness’ what you have been doing?

VOLDEMORT
Certainly. I have pushed the boundaries of magic further perhaps, than they have ever been pushed.


YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Of some kinds of magic Tom. Of others, I’m afraid, you remain woefully ignorant

VOLDEMORT
(Laughs)
The old argument. But nothing I have seen in the world has supported your famous pronouncements that love is more powerful than my kind of magic, Dumbledore.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Perhaps you’ve been looking in the wrong places.

Dumbledore and Voldemort simply stare at each other for a moment and Dumbledore notices the locket around his neck.

DUMBLEDORE
Interesting locket….

VOLDEMORT
Do you like it Dumbledore? It’s an old family heirloom of mine. I found out about it when I worked at Borgin and Burke’s back when I was in school. It’s not very often an orphan finds something so precious that’s connected to his heritage.

DUMBLEDORE
Indeed.

VOLDEMORT
Let’s not change the subject however Dumbledore. Will you let me return? I place myself and my talents at your disposal. I am yours to command.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
And what will become of those who call themselves, the Death Eaters, whom I hear you, command.

VOLDEMORT
My friends will carry on without me, I’m sure.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
I am glad to hear you consider them friends. You see I was under the impression that they are more in the order of servants.

VOLDEMORT
You are mistaken.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Then why Tom are there a group of people sitting at the Hog’s Head awaiting your return? Devoted friends indeed, to travel this far with you on a snowy night, merely to wish you luck as you attempt to secure a teaching post.

VOLDEMORT
You are omniscient as ever, Dumbledore

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Maybe so, then again I could just know the right people in the right places. Let us speak openly, why have you come here tonight, surrounded by henchmen, to request a job we both know you do not want?

VOLDEMORT
I do not want? On the contrary, Dumbledore, I want it very much.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
I disagree Tom. Stop with the games and tell me what you want.

VOLDEMORT
I’ve told you. Now if you simply don’t want to give me the job…

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Of course I don’t, and I don’t think for a moment you expected me to.

Voldemort stands up quickly, clearly furious.

VOLDEMORT
This is your final word?

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
It is.

VOLDEMORT
Then we have nothing more to say to each other!

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
I’m afraid not.

Voldemort sneers and walks furiously out of the room and there is a flash and

INT. DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT (PRESENT DAY)

Harry is now in the present. He looks over to see Dumbledore sitting on the steps in front of his desk.

HARRY
Why did he come back sir?

DUMBLEDORE
I have ideas, but I can’t tell you what they are until you have retrieved that memory from Professor Slughorn.

HARRY
Was he after the Defense Against the Dark Arts job sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Definitely. The aftermath of our little meeting proved that. You see we have never been able to keep a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher for longer than a year since I refused the post to Lord Voldemort. Now I must say goodnight Harry.

HARRY
Goodnight sir.

Harry begins to walk out of Dumbledore’s Office. He glances back and notices Dumbledore once again staring at his damaged hand. Harry slowly closes the door and the scene cuts to Harry in his Quidditch gear pacing.
  



Quidditch and Dobby's Mission:    


  INT. QUIDDITCH TENT-AFTERNOON

The camera pans back to show the rest of players sitting around looking nervous. Cormac then runs in with full gear on.

CORMAC
Sorry I’m late….

HARRY
The match starts in 5 minuets McLaggen, you were supposed to be here an hour ago!

CORMAC
I’m sorry I had things to do….

HARRY
Things? The only reason you’re playing this game McLaggen is because Ron is in the hospital. The moment he’s well….

CORMAC
Won’t happen again sir!

He smiles and begins to walk out towards the feel. Harry sighs as the rest of the team follows.

EXT. HOGWARTS-QUIDDITCH FIELD-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to the Quidditch game already in session. We see a player from the Hufflepuff team fly by with the Quaffle and then the camera moves towards the crowd to show Luna with the microphone.

LUNA
And that’s Smith of Hufflepuff with the Quaffle. Oh look, he’s lost the Quaffle again, he must be suffering from loser’s largy. He can’t seem to hold the Quaffle for very long. Ginny took it from him this time, I do like her, she’s very nice….

We see McGonagall cast a look at Luna and then the camera cuts back to Harry as he hovers above them. He watches Ginny as she flies quickly towards the goal posts but the Quaffle is taken from her by an opposing player.

LUNA
Oh it seems like that big Hufflepuff player’s got the Quaffle from her, I can’t remember his name, it’s something like Bibble…no…Buggins…

MCGONAGALL
It’s Cadwallader!

LUNA
Thank you professor. And if anyone is interesting there’s this interesting cloud that seems to be shaped like a nargle right there if you look past Harry Potter.

We see a few people in the stands look up as the scene cuts back to Harry who seems to be staring at Ginny as she plays but notices McLaggen leaving his post and flying towards Ginny.

CORMAC
How come you let him get the Quaffle? Seriously Weasley do I have to show you everything….

GINNY
Get back to your post McLaggen before they….

DING. They look back and notice that the opposite team just scored. Ginny casts a nasty look at McLaggen and flies away from him.

HARRY
Cormac what are you doing! Get back to your post!

GINNY
Harry look out!

Harry ducks and barely misses a bludger that almost hit him in the head. He looks back and smiles at Ginny not noticing Cormac who quickly flies towards Dean and forcefully takes the Beater bat out of his hand.

CORMAC
Let me show you how to really hit a Bludger.

Cormac grabs the bat and BAM hits the Bludger towards Harry who is still looking at Ginny. A look of shock goes across her face and Harry turns around and we see the Bludger flying right and the camera and BAM the screen goes black.
INT. HOSPITAL WING-NIGHT

The screen slowly fades back in Harry as he opens his eyes and grasps his head in pain. He looks over to see Ron in the bed next to him smiling at him.

RON
Nice of you to drop in.

HARRY
How long have I been out?

RON
For a bit…u got a cracked skull…McLaggen must’ve got you good.

HARRY
When I get out of here I’m going to kill him.

The door to the hospital wing opens and Ginny walks in carrying Harry’s broom.

GINNY
Alright Harry?

HARRY
Yeah fine…thanks…

GINNY
Thought I’d drop this off.

She sits the broom next to Harry’s bed.

HARRY
So how did the game go?

GINNY
You don’t want to know…sad thing is Luna’s commentary was the only highlight. Well I’ll leave you two…get better soon Harry.

She smiles and walks away as Ron starts eating on some candy. Harry watches as she closes the door and lays back in the bed and closes his eyes.

INT. THE ROOM OF REQURIEMENT-NIGHT

The scene fades to Ginny standing in front of a mirror and Harry walking up behind her. She turns around and smiles at him.

GINNY
You’re a good teacher Harry.

HARRY
Ginny?

She looks up above them and a mistletoe is forming.

GINNY
Mistletoe

HARRY
Probably full of nargles….

GINNY
What are nargles?

HARRY
No idea…

He goes in to kiss her and there is a SLAM and both Harry and Ginny look over to see an angry Ron standing in the room.

RON
What’s going on?

HARRY
Ron…wait...it’s not what you think!

Ron pulls out his wand and walks angrily up to Harry.

RON
I thought you were my friend Harry!

HARRY
Wait…Ron…I’m sorry…

Ron draws back and his fist flies towards Harry’s face as Harry opens his eyes.

INT. HOSPITAL WING-NIGHT

He sits up and looks over and see’s Ron snoring next to him. He sighs as he gets up out of the bed slowly and walks to a window. Harry looks out at Hogwarts with the moon shining brightly over it and the scene slowly fades a shot of names moving around the Mauraders Map.

HARRY
(Offscreen)
Gone again.

We now see Harry sitting in his hospital bed looking at the map with Ron sitting up on his bed.

RON
Harry I think you’re going a little overboard with this Malfoy thing.

HARRY
I’m gonna find out what he’s up too Ron.

RON
Harry…

HARRY
Don’t tell me it’s all in my head either, I overheard what Snape said to him…

RON
Yeah I know Harry, but, you’re just becoming a little obsessed over this thing.

HARRY
Obsessed? He just keeps disappearing off of the map, where do you think he’s going?

RON
Hogsmeade maybe, I don’t know.

HARRY
If only I had some way…wait a minute.

RON
What?

HARRY
I think I have a way to get Malfoy followed.

RON
Followed?

HARRY
I just remembered...remember Dumbledore told me I own Grimmauld Place now.

RON
So?

HARRY
Kreacher!

In the middle of the room Kreacher and Dobby apparate and they’re both fighting each other.

DOBBY
Kreacher will not insult Harry Potter in front of Dobby!!!

KREACHER
Kreacher will say what he likes about master, filthy friend of Mudbloods, what would poor Kreachers mistress…

Dobby punches him in his mouth and Kreacher lets out a scream and starts clawing at Dobby. Ron and Harry jump out of the bed and tries to pull them apart. They continue to kick and swing at each other as they pulled apart.

HARRY
I forbid you to fight each other!

They both stop and stare at each other.

HARRY
Dobby…what are you doing here?

DOBBY
Greetings Harry Potter sir! Dumbledore hired Dobby to work in the kitchens with the other house elves sir! Shortly after Harry Potter freed Dobby from the evil Malfoys!

RON
Just what we need…

HARRY
Well as I’m sure you know by now Kreacher I’m your new master…and I’ve got a job for you.

KREACHER
Kreacher will do whatever Master wants, because Kreacher has no choice, but Kreacher is ashamed to have such a master, yes…

DOBBY
Dobby will do it, Harry Potter! Dobby would be honored.

HARRY
It would be good to have both of you now that I think of it. I want you to tail Draco Malfoy.

RON
What!

HARRY
I want to know where he’s going, who he’s meeting, and what he’s doing. I want you to follow him around the clock.

DOBBY
Yes, Harry Potter!

KREACHER
Master wants me to spy upon the pure-blood great-nephew of my old mistress?

HARRY
Yeah and you’re forbidden to tip him off, or to show him what you’re up to, or to talk to him at all, or to write him messages or…or to contact him in any way. Got it?

KREACHER
Master thinks of everything, and Kreacher must obey him even though Kreacher would much rather be the servant of the Malfoy boy, oh yes…

HARRY
That’s settled then.

Kreacher and Dobby both snap their fingers and disappear.

RON
Harry, what the…

HARRY
I don’t want to hear it Ron ok.
  



Draco's Misson:    


  We see a shot of Ron looking at Harry with concern as we cut to another sweeping shot of Hogwarts. We then cut to Harry and Ron walking down a hallway in their school robes. Harry is looking through his potions book.

INT. HOGWARTS- CORRIDOR-EVENING (Days later)

RON
I’m gonna miss lying up in the hospital wing…being pampered day and night…it’s the good life…

HARRY
Yeah and now we have loads of make up work to do.

RON
Anything good in there the prince has to say?

HARRY
There is this spell, Sectumsempra, it says For Enemies. I wonder what it does.

RON
Dunno, just make sure you don’t try it out on me will you.

HARRY
I don’t know; just make sure you stay on my good side.

We hear a noise and both Harry and Ron stop in their tracks. Harry walks slowly around the corner and looks around it.

HARRY
Dobby?

The camera pans and shows Dobby hiding behind one of the statues in the hallway.

DOBBY
Dobby has come to report news on the Malfoy boy.

RON
Wow you work fast….

HARRY
Where’s Kreacher…you know what...nevermind…what do you have to tell me?

DOBBY
The Malfoy boy is breaking no rules that Dobby can discover. He has, however, been making regular visits to the seventh floor with a variety of other students, who keep watch for him while he enters…

HARRY
The Room of Requirements…

INT. GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM-NIGHT

The scene fades to Harry, Ron, and Hermione sitting in front of the fire place in the Gryffindor common room.

HARRY
How good is this, we know where Malfoy’s going!

RON
(He is writing out his DADA homework and says very dryly..)
Yeah it’s great

HERMIONE
Before you get excited Harry, I still don’t think you’ll be able to get into the Room of Requirments without knowing what’s there first. You have to know exactly what Malfoy wants from the room. And besides you should be concentrating on getting the memory from Slughorn…

HARRY
I haven’t forgotten about Slughorn, but I haven’t a clue how to get that memory off him, and until I get a brain wave or something, why shouldn’t I find out what Malfoy’s doing?

Hermione gives a sigh and opens up a book.

HARRY
Wait a moment….what does the Room of Requirement have to do with that Vanishing Cabinet? Hermione….what exactly is a Vanishing Cabinet used for?

HERMIONE
Plenty of things…the most common thing is it acts as a sort of a gateway between two points.

HARRY
What do you mean?

HERMIONE
Well one can travel from one point to another almost instantly with a vanishing cabinet…it’s like a simple form of apparition.

RON
This is ridiculous! How could Snape possibly think we’d finish this essay! I can’t get a hang of apparation and the tests are coming up as well, I can’t take all this pressure!

HERMIONE
Harry and I finished it days ago Ronald, that’s what you get for waiting to the last minute. And Apparation isn’t that bad, you saw that Harry attempted it.

HARRY
Do you think there could be a vanishing cabinet in the room of requirement?

HERMIONE
Harry I know what you’re going to say….

HARRY
It makes sense Hermione. If there’s a cabinet in the room and it’s connected to the one in Borgin and Burke’s….

HERMIONE
Then how come it hasn’t been used already Harry? If what you’re saying is true someone other than Draco knows about it and how come they didn’t use it? Death Eaters would be swarming the school by now…

HARRY
But don’t you remember Hermione Draco has to fix something! I bet the cabinet in the room of requirement has to be fixed and once it’s done it’s a one way pass into Hogwarts right under all of our noses!

HERMIONE
Honestly Harry that’s not very likely…and besides you forget we have Dumbledore…no death eater in their right minds would dare come into the school as long as Dumbledore’s around…

Harry sighs in defeat knowing there was no point in arguing.

RON
I’m never gonna finish this…

HERMIONE
(Frustrated)
Oh honestly Ron…
(She grabs the parchment from him)
I’ll finish it for you!

RON
I love you, Hermione

He sits back in his chair relived and Hermione blushes slightly and begins to write as the scene fades to…

INT. SEVENTH FLOOR-NIGHT

The scene cuts to a shot of the hallway and then SWOOSH Harry takes off his invisibility cloak. He slowly begins walking down the hallway on the seventh floor towards where the Room of Requirement is. He stands in front of the wall and looks around before proceeding.

HARRY
I need to see what Malfoy’s doing in here….

Nothing happens.

HARRY
Right…maybe I need to be more specific…I need you to become the place you become for Draco Malfoy….

Nothing happens again.

HARRY
Oh, come off it. That was a clear instruction! Alright how about this…I need you to become the place where Draco is fixing a vanishing cabinet….

Nothing happens again and Harry angrily kicks the wall and quickly regrets it as he yells out in pain.

EXT. THE ENTRANCE COURTYARD-AFTERNOON

The scene cuts to a shot of students walking down the hallways of Hogwarts. It then cuts to Harry sitting alone reading his Potions book again. We see Ron and Hermione walk up behind him. Hermione is smiling wheras Ron looks upset.

HERMIONE
Harry! I passed the Apparation tests!

HARRY
Don’t think I expected anything less of you. Ron how did you do?

RON
How do you think I did! I failed of course!

HARRY
What happened?

HERMIONE
It was really unlucky; he’d left half an eyebrow behind.

RON
Half an eyebrow, HALF AN EYEBROW!

HERMIONE
Well it could’ve been worse.

RON
Oh come off it Hermione.

Luna walks up to them holding an item that looks like a green onion, a large spotted toadstool, and a considerable amount of what looks like cat litter.

LUNA
HARRY!

HARRY
Hey Luna…

Luna thrust the item into Ron’s hand and pulls out a letter.

LUNA
I’ve been told to give you this.

She hands the letter to Harry.

RON
What the bloody hell is this thing?

LUNA
It’s a Gurdyroot of course! You can keep it if you like; they’re really excellent for warding off Gulping Plimpies.

RON
Um, No thanks.

Ron hands it back to Luna

LUNA
Ok then…

She grabs it and walks away humming a tune.

RON
You know, she’s grown on me, I know she’s insane, but it’s in a good…

HARRY
Oh no.

HERMIONE
What is it? Is it Dumbledore?

HARRY
No, Aragog died. He wants us to come to the funeral.

RON
He’s mental! That thing told its mates to eat Harry and Me!

HERMIONE
You’re not going are you…Harry you can’t! It’s such a pointless thing to get detention over. You should be trying to get that memory from Slughorn!

HARRY
Don’t you think I’ve been trying?

HERMIONE
How?

HARRY
I…well….it doesn’t matter how! I’ve tried it hundreds of times; I just can’t get any luck.

RON
Luck! Harry, you could use your lucky potion!

HERMIONE
Ron, that’s it!
  



Farewell to Aragog:    


  INT-BOYS DORMITORY/GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

The scene cuts to a shot of the bottle and pans back to see Harry looking at it

HARRY
Well, here goes.

Harry takes a little sip out of it.

HERMIONE
What does it feel like?

The screen gets this little haze over it showing that the potion is working.

HARRY
Excellent! Right…I’m going down to Hagrids!


HERMIONE AND RON
What!

HERMIONE
You’ve got to go and see Slughorn!

HARRY
No, I’m going to Hagrids, I’ve got a good feeling about going to Hagrids!

He grabs his invisibility cloak and puts it on. He proceeds to walk down the stairs as Hermione and Ron follow. Harry walks out of the door and we see Lavender standing there as Hermione and Ron come out of the door.

LAVENDER
What are you doing up there with her!

We see Harry walk towards the portrait hole and Ginny and Dean are entering it. He walks past them and brushes lightly against Ginny.

GINNY
Don’t push me, please, Dean! You’re always doing that, I can get through perfectly well on my own…

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

Harry is now outside walking towards Hagrids and we see Slughorn walking towards him. Harry smiles and simply takes off the Cloak and runs towards him.

SLUGHORN
Merlin’s beard! Harry, how did you get out of the castle?

HARRY
Filch must’ve forgotten to lock the doors.

SLUGHORN
Why are you out here?

HARRY
You see sir, it’s Hagrid, he’s pretty upset. But you won’t tell anyone, Professor? I don’t want trouble for him…

SLUGHORN
Well I can’t promise that, but I know that Dumbledore trusts Hagrid to the hilt.

HARRY
Well, it’s this giant spider, he’s had it for years, it lived in the forest and could talk and everything. It died last night, and he wants company while he buries it and I said I’d go.

SLUGHORN
I heard rumors there were acromantulas in the forest. And their venom is very valuable indeed, and the creature just died, seems like an awful waste not to collect it.

HARRY
Well, if you wanted to come, Professor, Hagrid would probably be really pleased.

Harry smiles as he see’s the look of excitement in Slughorns eyes and the scene cuts to…

EXT. HAGRIDS HUT-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

A wide shot of Hogwarts and we see a giant dead spider in the distance. The scene then fades to Harry, Hagrid, Fang, and Slughorn walking towards Hagrid’s Hut.

HAGRID
I had him from an egg, yeh know. Thank ye for coming out tonight.

SLUGHORN
No problem Hagrid, it’s our pleasure.

We see him turn around and pull out the bottle full of poison.

SLUGHORN
It was my pleasure.

He chuckles and puts it back in his pocket.

HAGRID
Do you’ wan anything to drink?

SLUGHORN
Why…yes…

INT. HAGRID HUT-LATER THAT NIGHT

The scene cuts to Hagrid and Slughorn hitting mugs together sloppily. Its apparent they’ve been drinking for quite some time now.

HAGRID
I’d like to…make a toast..Harry Potter!

SLUGHORN
Yes, indeed! Parry Otter, the Chosen Boy Who…well…
(He starts to sing) And Odo the hero, they bore him back home. To the place that he’d known as a lad….

HAGRID
The good die young…me dad was no age ter go…nor were yer mum an’ dad Harry…terrible thing.

Hagrid then hiccups and falls to the ground asleep with a loud BOOM

SLUGHORN
Sorry, can’t carry a tune to save my life. Apparently put that poor bloke to sleep!

HARRY
Hagrid wasn’t talking about your singing; he was talking about my mum and dad dying.

SLUGHORN
Oh, terrible. I don’t suppose you remember it, Harry?

HARRY
No, I was only one when they died. My dad died first, did you know that?

SLUGHORN
I…I didn’t.

HARRY
Yeah, Voldemort murdered him and then stepped over his body towards my mum. He told her to get out of the way. He told her she needn’t have died, he only wanted me. She could have run.

SLUGHORN
Oh dear, that’s awful…

HARRY
It is, isn’t it! She didn’t move, dad was already dead, but she didn’t want me to go too. She tried to plead with him…but he just laughed…

SLUGHORN
That’s enough! Really, my dear boy, I’m an old man…I don’t need to hear…

HARRY
I forgot, you liked her, didn’t you.

SLUGHORN
Liked her? I don’t imagine anyone who met her wouldn’t have liked her….

HARRY
But you won’t help her son. She gave me her life, but you won’t give me a memory.

Slughorn looks down at Harry and tears slowly form in his eyes.

SLUGHORN
Don’t say that…if it were to help you, of course…but no purpose can be served.

HARRY
It can. I am the Chosen One. I have to kill him. I need that memory.

SLUGHORN
You are the Chosen One?

HARRY
Of course I am.

SLUGHORN
You’re asking a great deal…to aid you in your attempt to destroy…

HARRY
You don’t want to get rid of the wizard who killed Lily Evans?

SLUGHORN
OF course I do Harry, but….

HARRY
You’re scared he’ll find out you helped me? Be brave like my mother, Professor.

SLUGHORN
I am not proud of what that memory shows…I think I may have done great damage that day.

HARRY
You’d cancel out anything you did by giving me that memory. It would be a very brave and noble thing to do.

Slughorn stares at Harry for a second and the camera zoom’s in on Harry’s eyes. Slughorn then pulls his wand out. He places the tip of his wand to his head and pulls out the long threads of the memory and places it into a bottle and corks it. He hands it to Harry.

HARRY
Thank you very much, Professor.

SLUGHORN
You’re a good boy, and you’ve got her eyes…just don’t think too badly of me once you’ve seen it.

He yawns and then lays back and falls asleep.
  



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The Horcruxes:    


  INT. DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-LATER THAT NIGHT

The spell vision is gone as Hary knocks on Dumbledore’s office door

DUMBLEDORE
Enter!

Harry walks in with a huge smile on his face

DUMBLEDORE
Good gracious Harry, to what do I owe this very late pleasure?

HARRY
Sir, I’ve got the memory from Slughorn.

He pulls it out and shows it to him.

DUMBLEDORE
Spectacular Harry! Very well done indeed! I knew you could do it!

He walks up to Harry and takes the bottle and walks over to the Pensive.

DUMBLEDORE
And finally, we shall see.

He pours it into the pensive and we see Dumbledore smile at Harry. We now see Harry and Dumbledore standing in the same room where Tom Riddle and Slughorn was in the earlier memory.

INT-SLUGHORNS OFFICE-NIGHT (PAST)

Standing there is a much younger Slughorn holding on to a pineapple with a big grin in his face. Standing across from his is a Teenaged TOM RIDDLE in the room with a young Bellatrix, AVERY, ALECTO, and AMYCUS.

SLUGHORN
Thank you for the pineapple Tom, you’re quite right, it is my favorite!

Slughorn looks down at the small golden clock on his desk.

SLUGHORN
Good gracious, is it that time already? You all better get going, or we’ll all be in trouble. Lestrange, I want your essay by tomorrow or it’s detention! Same goes for you, Avery.

They rest of them gather their things and begin to leave. Bellatrix throws a smile at Tom before exiting as Slughorn sorts through paper on his desk. He looks up and notices Tom standing there.

SLUGHORN
Look sharp Tom. You don’t want to be caught out of bed out of hours….

Tom looks down and twists the RING with a BLACK STONE around his finger and looks up at Slughorn.
TOM
Sir, I wanted to ask you something.

SLUGHORN
Ask away, then, m’boy, ask away…

TOM
Sir, I wondered what you know about….about Horcruxes?

SLUGHORN
Project for Defense Against the Dark Arts, is it?

TOM
Not exactly sir, I came across the term while reading and I didn’t fully understand it.

SLUGHORN
You’d be hard pushed to find a book at Hogwarts that’ll give you details on Horcruxes. That’s very Dark stuff Tom.

TOM
You obviously know all about them, I mean a wizard like you. If you can’t tell me, I’d understand. I just knew if anyone could tell me, you could.

SLUGHORN
Well, it can’t hurt to give you an overview. A Horcrux is the word used for an object in which a person has concealed part of their soul.

TOM
I don’t quite understand how that works, though, sir.

SLUGHORN
Well, you split your soul, you see. And hide part of it in an object outside the body. Then, even if one’s body is attacked or destroyed, one cannot die, for part of their soul remains earthbound and undamaged. Few would want this however Tom, death would be preferable.

TOM
How do you split your soul?

SLUGHORN
By committing murder, the supreme act of evil. Killing rips the soul apart. The wizard intent upon creating a Horcrux would use the damage to his advantage: He would encase the torn portion…

TOM
Encase? But how…

SLUGHORN
There is a spell, do not ask me, I don’t know. Do I look as though I have tried it?

TOM
No sir, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to offend you.

SLUGHORN
Not offended Tom, it’s natural to feel curiousity about these things.

TOM
Sir, what I want to know is, will one Horcrux be much use? Can you only split your soul once? Wouldn’t it be better, make you stronger, to have your soul in more pieces, isn’t seven the most powerful magical number?

SLUGHORN
Merlin’s beard, Tom! Seven! Isn’t it bad enough to think of killing one person? In any case, it’s bad enough to divide the soul…but to rip it into seven pieces…this is all hypothetical, what we’re discussing isn’t it? All academic…

TOM
Yes, of course.

SLUGHORN
Keep it quiet, what I’ve told you. It’s a banned subject in Hogwarts…Dumbledore’s particularly fierce about it!

TOM
I won’t say a word sir.

He smiles and we see what looks like a flash of red in his eyes as Dumbledore grabs Harry’s shoulder and FLASH we’re back in his office.

INT. DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT (PRESENT DAY)

Dumbledore stands looking at the Pensieve for a moment in silence. Harry watches in equal silence as Dumbledore turns and starts to walk towards his desk.

DUMBLEDORE
Do you understand the significance of what we just saw Harry? Tom Riddle was doing all he could to find out how to make himself immortal.

HARRY
And do you think he succeeded sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes, Harry. As far as I know the most someone has split their souls were two. Four years ago I received something that gave me proof that he’d split his soul.

HARRY
What was it?

Dumbledore opens up the desk and pulls out the diary that Harry destroyed in year two and sits it on his desk.

HARRY
That’s Tom Riddle’s diary…wait…that was a Horcrux sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes, and now thanks to that memory we are closer to finishing off Lord Voldemort. Seven, yes, I think the idea of a seven part soul would greatly appeal to him.

He reaches into his desk again and pulls out the ring he was wearing earlier in the film and sits it on his desk aswell.

HARRY
That ring? You were wearing that when you picked me up from the Dursleys…wait…didn’t Voldemort have it on in that memory? Was it also a Horcrux?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes Harry. It belonged to his mother…it was terribly hard to find...but I did and destroyed it.

He holds up his now worse blackened hand for Harry to see. Harry stares at it for a moment and looks down at the ring.

HARRY
So if we destroy all the Horcruxes…

DUMBLEDORE
Voldemort can be killed.

Harry looks down at the ring again and slowly reaches out to touch it and SWOOSH we see flashes of Nagini, Dumbledore putting the ring on his hand and his hand slowly decaying as he does, the locket around Tom Riddle’s neck, a small CUP falling out of a woman’s hand, Tom Riddle walking down the halls of Hogwarts holding a DIADEM with a smile on his face, and the diary and SWOOSH we see Harry pull his hand back quickly as a spark shoots from the ring. Harry holds his hand in pain and Dumbledore looks down at him with a quiet look of concern.

HARRY
What just happened sir?

DUMBLEDORE
It seemed like some sort of flesh memory but that’s impossible unless.……

His eyes widen as he stares at Harry and he walks around his desk towards them.

HARRY
Sir what’s wrong.

DUMBLEDORE
Magic always leaves traces Harry…sometimes it’s something so…small….

He places his hand on Harry’s chest and pulls it back quickly. Harry looks down at his chest curiously.

HARRY
Sir…I was just thinking…even if we destroy all the Horcruxes…Voldemort is still really powerful. I’m not nearly as powerful as him.

DUMBLEDORE
You have a power the dark lord knows not Harry…

HARRY
Love? Dumbledore how can love possibly help me defeat him?

DUMBLEDORE
Love, so strong a word, and I wish you would understand just how important it is that you have it Harry. I can only hope you realize it’s importance…because only that is the key to winning against him.

Dumbledore turns his back on Harry.

DUMBLEDORE
I think I may be close to finding another Horcrux and I may need someone to accompany me to get it. I just ask one favor; from now on always keep your invisibility cloak with you Harry. Never let it out of your sight.

Dumbledore turns around and looks at Harry with a weak smile. Harry nods as the screen slowly fades.

INT. HOGWARTS-HALLWAY-NIGHT

We see Harry walking slowly down the halls of Hogwarts. He takes a seat next to a window and looks out of it. He puts his hand on his chest and sighs.
  


Sectumsempra:    


  INT. GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Harry, Ron, and Hermione sitting in the dark common room.

HERMIONE
So when you touched the ring you saw images of all the Horcruxes?

HARRY
Yeah...after it happened Dumbledore started acting really strange. What would cause that to happen?

HERMIONE
I’m not sure Harry. Maybe it has something to do with the connection between you and Voldemort. You can never be sure with dark magic.

HARRY
So what have you two been up too?

RON
Well Lavender dumped me when she saw me coming out of the dormitory with Hermione.

HARRY
Well you don’t mind it’s over, do you?

RON
No, it was pretty bad while she was yelling, but atleast I didn’t have to finish it

HERMIONE
Well, it was a bad night for romance all around. Ginny and Dean broke up aswell…

HARRY
Really? Why?

HERMIONE
Something silly about him always trying to help her through the portrait hole.

They look up as Ginny walks into the common room.

RON
Where have you been? What are you coming in this late for?

GINNY
None of you business Ron…what’s going on?

HARRY
You alright Ginny?

GINNY
Yeah fine…

She takes a seat next to Ron.

GINNY
I was just walking around thinking actually…ran into Draco…

HARRY
Really? Where was he?

GINNY
Leaving the seventh floor….why?

Harry looks over at Ron and Hermione and quickly grabs his bag and pulls out the Mauraders Map.

HERMIONE
Harry don’t…..

HARRY
I solemny swear that I am up to no good.

He looks into the map and smiles.

HARRY
There you are.

INT. DARK CORRIDOR/BOYS BATHROOM-NIGHT

Harry looks over his shoulder as he turns down the hall where he saw Draco’s position on the map. He pauses at the boy’s bathroom and hears crying on the inside. He slowly walks into it and we see Draco on his kneeling over the sink crying and whispering to himself.

DRACO
I can’t do this…it won’t work…he’s going to kill me…

He looks up and notices in the mirror in front of him Harry standing there. He quickly pulls out his wand and a spell flies off his wand hitting the wall beside Harry. Harry pulls out his wand and throws out a spell and Malfoy blocks it.

DRACO
I’ve had enough of your meddling Potter!

Malfoy throws another non verbal spell that Harry ducks and it explodes the toilet behind him. Harry throws a spell that Malfoy jumps out of the way of.

HARRY
So finish it then!

MALFOY
Crucio!

Harry ducks behind into a stall and narrowly avoids the curse.

HARRY
EXPELLIARMUS!

DRACO
PROTEGO!

The spell deflects back onto Harry knocking him off of his feet. Harry immediately jumps to his feet as Draco points his wand at him.

DRACO
Cruci…

HARRY
SECTUMSEMPRA!

A spell flies out of Harry’s wand that seems to do a few multiple stabs on Draco’s chest as blood shoots out of it and hits Harry in the face. He sends out a gasp and falls quickly to the ground. His breathing is heavy as blood continues to poor out of him.

HARRY
Draco…no…HELP! SOMEONE PLEASE!

The door flies open and Snape runs in. He looks at Harry and then quickly at Draco’s bloody body on the floor. He runs and kneels down to Malfoy. He pulls out his wand and starts to mutter an incantation under his breathe. The blood flow begins to stop and we see the wounds knitting themselves. He helps Malfoy up, who is slouching in pain still.

SNAPE
You need the hospital wing.

Malfoy puts his arm around Snapes neck and they begin to walk out of the bathroom.

SNAPE
And you Potter…you wait here for me.

They walk out of the door and the scene cuts to Harry staring at the mirror in the bathroom with a look of shock still in his eyes. Snape walks into the bathroom and Harry turns to face him. Snape stares at him for a moment in silence.

HARRY
I…I didn’t mean it to happen, I didn’t know what that spell did.

SNAPE
Apparently I underestimated you, Potter. Who would have thought you knew such Dark Magic? Who taught you that spell?

HARRY
I…read it somewhere.

SNAPE
Where?

HARRY
It was a library book, I can’t remember what it was called.

Snape looks into Harry’s eyes and Harry quickly looks away.

SNAPE
Bring me your schoolbag and all of your schoolbooks. All of them. Bring them to me now!

Harry stares at Snape for a moment and then walks past him and exits the bathroom. Snape continues to watch him as he leaves.
  


The Hiding Place:    


  INT. COMMON ROOM-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Ron, Ginny, and Hermione still sitting around the fireplace. They look up as Harry still covered in Draco’s blood walks slowly in. Hermione gasps as Ron and Ginny jump up.

RON
Blimey Harry what happened?

HERMIONE
Harry is that blood?

HARRY
I…I need your book Ron…..

RON
Wha?

HARRY
I need your Potions book. Quick….give it to me….

RON
But what about the Half-Blood….

HARRY
I’ll explain later Ron..just…please!

Ron nods and runs up to the dorms as Harry sits down and places his head in his hands.

HERMIONE
Harry what happened? Are you hurt?

HARRY
No…Malfoy….the Prince….I need to hide my Potions book.

HERMIONE
But why….?

Ron comes back down and hands Harry his book. Harry takes it and stuffs it in his schoolbag and takes out his potions book. He stares at it for a moment as Ron, Hermione, and Ginny look on in silence. He turns around and looks at them.

HARRY
Any ideas on where I can hide this thing?

The three of them look at each other.

GINNY
I think I may know a place.

INT. SEVENTH FLOOR-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry and Ginny walking down the seventh floor hallway in silence. They stopped in front of where the Room of Requirement is.

HARRY
The Room of Requirement?

GINNY
We need a place to hide Harry’s book….

A door slowly starts to form before their eyes and once it does it opens before them. Harry and Ginny look at each other and Harry walks into the room and Ginny follows.

INT. ROOM OF REQUIREMENT-MOMENTS LATER

They pause at the sight in front of them. The room is full of things obviously hidden by past Hogwarts students. There are rows of books, damaged furniture, and various magical objects. Harry grabs Ginny’s hand and they begin to run through the room looking for a place to hide the book. Harry pauses at a large cupboard and opens it. Meanwhile Ginny continues to walk ahead of Harry and looks around the corner where she see’s a VANISHING CABINET sitting there.

HARRY
I think I’ll hide it here. Ginny do you see anything I can put on this cupboard so I can find it when I get back?

Ginny looks around and notices a TIARA sitting on top of one of the books and grabs it and walks towards Harry. Harry closes the cupboard and Ginny hands him the tiara. He quickly takes it and places it on top of the head of a bust of an old wizard.

HARRY
That way I will be able to find it.

Harry looks down at Ginny and smiles.

HARRY
Thanks so much for your help Ginny…I don’t know how much trouble I’m in but….

Ginny places a finger over Harry’s mouth. They both look into each other eyes quietly and then they slowly move into each other and begin to kiss. Ginny then backs away slowly.

GINNY
You should hurry. I’ll see you when you get back.

They stare at each other for another moment and Ginny turns and walks slowly away from Harry. He watches for a moment and the scene fades to…
INT. BOYS BATHROOM-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

Harry standing in front of Snape who is looking through is backpack. Snape pulls out the Potions book.

SNAPE
This is your copy of Advanced Potion-Making, is it, Potter?

HARRY
Yes.

Snape stares at Harry for another moment and Harry tries to avoid making eye contact.

SNAPE
You know what I think, Potter? I think you are a liar and a cheat and that you will pay for what you’ve done.

He hands Harry back the book and exits as we have a shot of Harry standing in the bathroom holding the book as the scene slowly fades.

The camera fades back in on a shot of Hedwig flying towards the school and we see a shot of Hogwarts.

INT. HALLWAY/COMMON ROOM-EVENING (Music Section)

We see Harry walking alone down a hallway still looking upset about what he had done. He walks into the Common Room where a few other students and Ginny are hanging out. She jumps up as Harry walks in and runs up and hugs him. They then smiles at each other and begin to kiss. Ron and Hermione walk in while this is happening and pause at the sight. Harry looks at Ron who gives a little shrug as Hermione smiles at the sight. She motions for Ron to follow her and they walk off. Harry looks back into Ginny’s eyes and begins to kiss her again.

MONTAGE/2 WEEKS

Next we see a montage of them walking around the grounds holding hands, sitting together making jokes with Ron and Seamus, eating together in the Great Hall, kissing on the bridge, and holding each other under the stars in front of the lake.
  


The Cave:    


  INT-GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM/NIGHT

The scene then cuts to them walking together into the common room. She kisses him and runs past Ron who’s sitting on the couch. She smacks him on the head and runs upstairs.

RON
About time you two made it back.

Neville walks up to them holding a piece of parchment.

NEVILLE
This is for you Harry?

Hands the parchment to Harry

HARRY
Thanks Neville…it’s from Dumbledore! He wants me to go to his office as quick as I can!

RON
You don’t think he’s found a…

HARRY
Better go and see…but first things first…

INT. BOYS DORM-MOMENTS LATER

Harry opens his trunk and pulls out his Invisibility Cloak. He notices the Felix Felixes at the bottom of the trunk and picks it up and stares at it. He puts it in a sock and closes the trunk.

INT. COMMON ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

HARRY
Here (Throws socks at Ron)
It’s the Felix Felicis. If Dumbledore has found a you know what then you’ll be needing it. Just in case Draco tries anything. Share it between yourselves…

INT-DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

The scene cuts to Harry walking into Dumbledore’s Office.

DUMBLEDORE
Well, Harry, it seems the time has come.

HARRY
You’ve found a Horcrux sir?

DUMBLEDORE
I believe so. It would be very wrong of me not to warn you that this journey will be exceedingly dangerous. Before we go however I need you to promise me something.

Dumbledore walks up to Harry and places his hand on his shoulders.

DUMBLEDORE
Promise me that you will obey any command I might give you without question. If I say run, hide, go back you will do so

HARRY
Yes, of course.

DUMBLEDORE
If I tell you to leave me and save yourself, you will do as I tell you?

Harry stares in silence at Dumbledore for a moment before answering.

HARRY
Yes, sir.

DUMBLEDORE
Good…now do you have your invisibility cloak with you?

HARRY
Yes sir. Um can I ask sir…which Horcrux is it? Where is it?

DUMBLEDORE
I’m not sure which it is, but….

Dumbledore walks up to his desk and pulls out the drawing of the cave that young Tom Riddle drew and holds it up to Harry.

DUMBLEDORE
This is where we’re going.

The camera zooms in on the picture and then the picture slowly begins to turn into the real cave. Water is crashing beneath it and then SWOOSH Dumbledore appears. Harry takes off his invisibility cloak and they both walk into the entrance.

INT. CAVE ANTECHAMBER-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

DUMBLEDORE
Yes yes, this is the place. This is merely the antechamber, the entrance hall. We need to penetrate the inner place.

Dumbledore touches the wall in front of him mumbling under his breath.

DUMBLEDORE
Here, we go on through here. The entrance is concealed.

He takes his wand and points it at the wall and an arched outline appears with blazing light coming from behind it.

HARRY
You’ve done it!

Dumbledore says nothing but stares at the wall for a moment.

DUMBLEDORE
So crude.

Dumbledore reaches into his rob and pulls out a silver knife.

DUMBLEDORE
I think that we are required to make payment to pass… blood if I’m not mistaken.

HARRY
Blood?

DUMBLEDORE
I said it was crude. The idea is that your enemy must weaken him or herself to enter. Once again, Tom fails to grasp that there are much more terrible things than physical injury.

HARRY
Is there someway we can avoid….

DUMBLEDORE
Sometimes, things are unavoidable.

He pulls up the sleeve exposing his forearm and raises the knife.

HARRY
Professor! I’ll do it, I’m….

Dumbledore swipes the knife down and we see blood splatter on the wall. The silver arch appears on the wall again but doesn’t fade and an opening appears where inside it is completely dark.

DUMBLEDORE
You are very kind Harry, but your blood is worth more than mine. After me, Harry

INT. THE CAVE-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

Dumbledore holds up his wand as they walk into the hole. The camera pans to a wide shot of the great black lake that is in front of them. In the distance there is a faint green glow.

DUMBLEDORE
Let us walk. Be very careful not to step in the water and stay close to me.

They begin to walk across the ledge; their two wands are the only light we’re able to see. Dumbledore hand is scanning the walls as they walk.

HARRY
Do you think we’re going to have to go into the lake sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Only if we are very unfortunate. You see Harry, I think the Horcrux is in the middle.

He points towards the misty green light in the center of the lake.

HARRY
So we’re going to have to cross the lake to get to it?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes and I think I have found the thing that will get us across.

Dumbledore reaches around in mid air and as he does so moves closer to the water. He grabs his wand and taps on his fist that’s in midair and a thick green coppery chain appears out of thin air and is extended into the water from Dumbledore’s fist. He taps the chain and it begins to slide through his fist and making a soft rumble. A tiny boat soon appears above the surface moving towards them as the chain pulls it. Harry stares in shock at Dumbledore.

HARRY
Do you think the boat is safe sir?

DUMBLEDORE
I think so, Voldemort needed to create a means to cross the lake without attracting the wrath of those creatures he had placed within it in case he ever wanted to visit or remove his Horcrux.

The boat stops right in front of them.

HARRY
It doesn’t look like it was built for two people. Will it hold both of us?

DUMBLEDORE
Voldemort will not have cared about the weight, but about the amount of magical power that crossed his lake. I do not think you will count, Harry. Do you think Voldemort would expect a sixteen year old to reach this place? Now you first this time and be careful not to touch the water.

Harry stops into the boat followed by Dumbledore and the boat begins to move forward. Harry looks down into the water with his wand and a human hand appears.

HARRY
Professor! There are bodies in here!

DUMBLEDORE
Inferi Harry, but we don’t need to worry about them at the moment. There is nothing to be feared from a body any more than there is anything to be feared from the darkness. It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.

The boat gets closer to the island in the middle of the lake. There are more and more bodies in the water the closer they get and there’s a soft thud as the boat hits them.
  



The Drink of Despair:    


  The boat comes to a halt at the island of smooth rock and both Dumbledore and Harry get out of the boat onto the island. In the middle of it stands a pedestal where the light is coming from. They both approach the basin and look into it. Inside we see a emerald liquid emitting that phosphorescent glow. Dumbledore pulls back his sleeve and stretches his fingers towards the material but meets an invisible barrier.

DUMBLEDORE
Interesting, I cannot touch it. There’s an invisible barrier.

He raises his wand and starts to do wand movements in over the basin. Nothing seems to happen as he continues to try.

HARRY
You think the Horcrux is in there, sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes…but how to reach it.

He waves his wand again and a crystal goblet appears in midair and he grabs it.

DUMBLEDORE
I can only conclude that this potion is supposed to be drunk. Only by drinking it can I empty the basin and see what lies in it’s depths.

HARRY
What? No! What if it kills you?

DUMBLEDORE
Voldemort would want to keep the person who reaches this island alive long enough to find out how they managed to get this far. Still, this potion must act in a way that will prevent me taking the Horcrux. Harry, it will be your job to make sure I keep drinking, even if you have to tip the potion into my mouth. You understand?

HARRY
But sir…

DUMBLEDORE
You swore to follow any command I give you did you not?

HARRY
But why can’t I drink it instead.

DUMBLEDORE
Because I’m much older, cleverer, and much less valuable. Now do I have your word?

HARRY
Couldn’t I just….

DUMBLEDORE
Your word, Harry!

Harry nods and without another word Dumbledore dips the Goblet into the substance and fills it to the brim and lifts it to his mouth. He drinks it all down as Harry watches in horror.
Dumbledore keeps his eyes closed as he dips the glass into the basin again and proceeds to drink again. Dumbledore frowns and his fingers start to lose grip of the cup. Harry grabs it and holds it steady.

HARRY
Professor?

DUMBLEDORE
I don’t want…don’t make me…don’t like…want to stop…

HARRY
You can’t stop Professor, you’ve got to keep drinking remember?

Harry frowns as he forces the rest of the drink down Dumbledore’s throat. Harry then dips the cup back into the basin and fills it up.

DUMBLEDORE
No, no, no, no, I can’t, don’t make me…make it stop…make it stop…

HARRY
This’ll make it stop

He dips the contents into Dumbledore’s mouth again and when Dumbledore swallows he lets out a scream.

DUMBLEDORE
It’s all my fault, I know I did wrong, I’ll never do it again, please make it stop. Don’t hurt them, please...hurt me instead.

HARRY
Here sir, drink this, you’ll be alright

Dumbledore obeys and drinks again as he starts to shake uncontrollably. He falls onto the ground screaming as Harry refills the cup.

DUMBLEDORE
I want to die! Make it stop…I want to die!

HARRY
Drink this Professor…

DUMBLEDORE
KILL ME! KILL ME!!

HARRY
This one will sir!

He forces the drink down Dumbledore’s throat and with a gasp he rolls over on his face in silence.

HARRY
NO!

Harry drops the cup and Harry grabs Dumbledore’s body as it lies there.

HARRY
You’re not dead, wake up...WAKE UP!
(He points his wand at Dumbledore’s chest.)
Rennervate! Sir…please…

Dumbledore’s eyelids flicker.

DUMBLEDORE
Water.
  


The Inferi:    


  HARRY
Water...yes…(he grabs the goblet and points his wand at it.) Aquamenti!
(The goblet fills with water as Harry takes it over to Dumbledore and brought the glass to his lips, but it is empty.)
Wait...it was just in here…Aquamenti!

It fills again and as it approaches Dumbledore’s mouth disappears. Dumbledore breathing begins to fade and Harry looks around in panic. We see him run towards the lake and plunge the goblet into it and run over to Dumbledore. Harry tips the water into Dumbledore’s mouth until it is empty. He then runs to the lake again and dips the goblet. As he turns to leave he trips. The camera pans to shows a hand around one of Harry’s legs. Harry screams as it begins to pull him towards the water. The surface of the water isn’t calm anymore and the heads of men, woman, and children begin to emerge from the water. The army of Inferi start to climb onto the island from all sides moving slowly groaning loudly as if in pain.

HARRY
Petrificus Totalus!

He blasts the arm of the Inferi that was holding him and it lets go and falls into the water. Harry jumps up as the Inferi start to increase in numbers. As the Inferi crawl slowly towards him a look of horror feels Harry’s face.

HARRY
PETRIFICUS TOTALUS! IMPEDIMENTA! INCARCEROUS!

Only a few Inferi are taken out by these spells as more and more start to rise out of the water.

HARRY
SECTUMSEMPRA! SECTUMSEMPA!!!

Gashes appear in their bodies but there is no blood. They continue to walk slowly towards Harry. One crawls towards Dumbledore and Harry runs and kicks it off of him. One grabs his legs and he falls losing his wand. He screams as they begin to overtake him. One after another they pile on top of Harry as he screams out in pain! We see them covering him up and then BOOM there’s a blast of light. The Inferi are thrown from Harry and the camera pans to Dumbledore standing with his wand with a look of fury in his eyes.

DUMBLEDORE
Come to me Harry!

Harry grabs his wand and runs to Dumbledore. Dumbledore casts another bright powerful spell at a few inferi as dozens more begin to slowly pile onto the island. The Inferi are tossed back as Dumbledore grabs Harry’s arm and pulls him close to him. Dumbledore raises his wand and there is a loud rumble and a ring of fire emerges from Dumbledore’s wand and surrounds him and Harry. Some Inferi are caught by the fire ring and moans in agony as its body is burned slowly. We see the Inferi bumping into each other blindly and some cowering away from the flame. Dumbledore reaches into the basin and pulls out locket from within. The flame starts to move faster around them and the camera pans out to show we can’t see Harry or Dumbledore because the fire has formed a sort of cocoon around them. There’s a second of silence and BOOM the cocoon explodes outward knocking out a lot of the Inferi. They all crawl into the water and Dumbledore collapses.

HARRY
Sir...I forgot about fire…they were coming and I panicked…

DUMBLEDORE
That’s understandable…I am weak….

Harry helps Dumbledore into the boat and it starts to move towards the shore on its own.

DUMBLEDORE
I must say…the protection was well designed. One alone could not have done it…you did very well Harry.

The boat comes to a THUD and Harry jumps out the boat and helps Dumbledore out.

HARRY
Lumos!

Harry’s wand lights up and they walk along the shore. Dumbledore hand slowly follows the wall of the cave and he stops.

DUMBLEDORE
It is here. Looks like the gateway sealed itself again, my knife….

HARRY
There’s no need, I got cut on the rock. Just tell me where…

DUMBLEDORE
Here…

Harry wipes his forearm against the stone and the barrier is opened and they pass through it.

INT. CAVE ANTECHAMBER-NIGHT

HARRY
It’s going to be all right sir…I can Appartate us both back….don’t worry…

DUMBLEDORE
Ah Harry, I’m not worried. I am with you.
  


Draco's Decision:    


  
EXT. HOGESMEADE-NIGHT (SECONDS LATER)

There is a shot of an empty street in Hogsmeades and then SWOOSH Harry and Dumbledore appear on the street.

HARRY
We did it sir! We got the Horcrux.

Dumledore leans against the wall.

DUMBLEDORE
Severus, I need Severus.

HARRY
Alright sir…rest here I’ll go get him.

Harry walks from behind the building and stops in his steps. Dumbledore notices this.

DUMBLEDORE
Harry?


HARRY
Sir I think you should see this….

Dumledore walks slowly from around the building and the camera pans upwards towards Hogwarts and we see that the Dark Mark is floating over the school.

The scene cuts to Harry and Dumbledore flying towards the castle. We see Dumbledore close his eyes and mutter an incantation and we see them pass through the barrier around Hogwarts. They land on the Astronomy Tower right under the mark.

EXT. ASTRONOMY TOWER-NIGHT

HARRY
Do you think that’s a real mark Professor, there’s no body…Professor?

DUMBLEDORE
Go and wake Severus Harry, tell him what happened and bring him to me.

HARRY
But sir…

DUMBLEDORE
You swore to obey me Harry…go!

Harry puts on his Invisibility Cloak and runs towards the door and freezes as he hears footsteps coming up them.

DUMBLEDORE
Get away from there Harry.

Harry backs up and we see Dumbledore point his wand at Harry and he falls back frozen just as we see someone run through the door and yell ‘Expellearmus’ and watches Dumbledore’s wand fly over the edge of the tower. We see a shot of the person from behind and we see Dumbledore’s face over their shoulder.

DUMBLEDORE
Well, Good Evening Draco.

The camera shifts showing a shot of Draco with his wand pointing at Dumbledore.

DRACO
Who else is here?

DUMBLEDORE
A question I might ask you. Or are you acting alone?

DRACO
No, I’ve got backup. There are Death Eaters here in your school tonight. They’re having a fight down below with some of your guards…I came on ahead. I’ve got a job to do…

Draco holds his wand firmly and Dumbledore slouches against the edge of the building, obviously weak and there is a shot of Harry struggling to move underneath the cloak.

DUMBLEDORE
Draco, you are not a killer.

DRACO
How do you know? You don’t know what I’ve done!

DUMBLEDORE
Yes, I do. You almost killed Katie Bell and Ronald Weasley in an attempt to kill me. Forgive me, but they have been feeble attempts…so tell me how you managed to get them into my school.

DRACO
I had to mend that broken Vanishing Cabinet that no one’s used for years. There is a pair of them, one here and one in Borgin and Burkes and there’s a passage between them. If the passage is fixed…

DUMBLEDORE
Then it’s a one-way trip to Hogwarts straight from Knockturn Alley…Ingenious.

DRACO
Yes, I know!

DUMBLEDORE
You didn’t think you were going to succeed in mending the cabinet were you? You had to resort to crude measures such as sending me a cursed necklace that was bound to reach the wrong hands…poisoning mead there was only the slightest chance I might drink….

DRACO
You didn’t realize it was me!

DUMBLEDORE
I was sure it was you. I’ve had Professor Snape watching over you…

DRACO
He hasn’t been doing your orders, he promised my mother! He’s a double agent!

DUMBLEDORE
Well it so happens that I trust Professor Snape….

DRACO
You’re losing your grip! He wants all the glory to himself, Snape. He’s been trying to help me all year, but I wouldn’t let him. He won’t be the Dark Lords favorite after tonight…

DUMBLEDORE
So Draco let us discuss your options…

DRACO
My Options! I’m standing here with a wand…I’m about to kill you…

DUMBLEDORE
My dear boy, if you were going to kill me, you would have done it when you first disarmed me.

DRACO
I haven’t got any options! I’ve got to do it! He’ll kill me! He’ll kill my whole family!

DUMBLEDORE
Come over to the right side Draco, we can hide you more completely than you can possibly imagine. You and your mother, and when the times comes your father. You are not a killer…

The door bursts open and Bellatrix, ALECTO, AMYCUS, AND GREYBACK all enter and stand behind Draco all smiling.

BELLATRIX
Dumbledore’s cornered, wandless, and alone! Well done, Draco!

DUMBLEDORE
Good evening, Bellatrix, and you’ve brought Alecto and Amycus aswell. Charming. And is that you Fenrir?

GREYBACK
That’s right, pleased to see me, Dumbledore.

DUMBLEDORE
I am a little shocked that Draco here invited you into the school where his friends live…

DRACO
I didn’t…I didn’t know he was going to come….

GREYBACK
I wouldn’t miss a trip to Hogwarts Dumbledore, not when there are throats to be ripped out and I could do you for afters, Dumbledore!

AMYCUS
Look at him. What has happened to the great Dumbledore? Looks like a weak fool to me. I don’t even know why the Dark Lord’s bothering to kill yer! Come on Draco, do it!

Draco tries to point his wand but it is shaken to furiously.

GREYBACK
I’ll do it!

BELLATRIX
No! He must do it!

The door bursts open and in runs Snape. Harry’s eyes lighten with a slight look of excitement as Snape runs up to the Death Eaters, Draco, and Dumbledore with his wand at the ready.

AMYCUS
We’ve got a problem Snape, the boy doesn’t seem able…

DUMBLEDORE
Severus….

Snape pushed Draco out of the way and stares down at Dumbledore.

DUMBELDORE
Severus…please…

Snape points his wand down at Dumbledore.

SNAPE
Avada Kadavra!

The jet of green light comes from his wand knocking Dumbledore back and over the edge of the tower.
  


Flight of the Prince:    


  
SNAPE
Out of here, quickly.

He grabs Malfoy and they both walk out through the door. Bellatrix, Greyback, Alecto, and Amycus all start to exit. Harry is now able to move so he jumps up from his cloak and points his wand at Amycus back.

HARRY
Petrificus Totalus!

EXT. FOOT OF TOWER/HOGWARTS GROUNDS

Amycus body becomes rigid and falls as Harry runs and jumps over it down the stairs after Snape and Draco. We see him run out of the tower into the ongoing battle that’s below. We see McGonagall, Neville, Ginny, Tonks, Lupin, Ron, Hermione, and Luna fighting against a group of Death Eaters. Alecto is throwing spells at Ginny but they seem to just bounce off of her.

ALECTO
You can’t dance forever pretty..Crucio..Cruico!!!!

HARRY
Impedimenta!

The spell hits Amycus in the chest and he is lifted off the ground and slammed into a wall.

GINNY
HARRY LOOK OUT!!

Harry turns as Greyback picks him up and throws him across the grounds. He runs towards Harry with swift force and jumps on top of him..

GREYBACK
I’ve always wanted to take a bite of the famous...Harry...Potter…

He opens his mouth to take a bite and then BOOM he is blown off. The camera pans to show Lupin standing there.

LUPIN
Go Harry!

Harry nods and runs off as Greyback and Lupin battle.

GREYBACK
Ah! Is that little Remus Lupin! My how you’ve grown!

They continue to throw spells at each other as Harry runs to Ginny who’s fighting off another Death Eater.

HARRY
Petrificus Totalus!

The Death Eater is frozen and falls to the ground.

HARRY
Ginny, did you see Snape and Malfoy?

GINNY
Yeah they went that way but Harry….

He gets up and starts to run towards the castle. He starts to run full speed dodging spells as they fly all around him. He notices Hermione fighting a Death Eater. She stuns him but another comes up behind her but before he can attack Ron jumps in his path and BAM blows the Death Eater back into the wall. Hermione quickly turns around and gives a smile at Ron. Harry notices Neville on the ground about to be attacked by Bellatrix up ahead.

BELLATRIX
Time for me to finish what I started with your parents!

Harry runs and pushes her out of the way before she can cast the spell.

BELLATRIX
Meddling again are you Potter? Well this time Dumbledore won’t show up to rescue you will he?

There is a loud BOOM and we see Bellatrix thrown back. Harry looks over and see’s Tonks with her wand pointed and she gives him a quick smile and gestures for him and Neville to get out of the way. Bellatrix lets out a scream of rage as she starts throwing spells at Tonks. As they battle Harry helps Neville out of the way and sits him down on one of the benches.

HARRY
Are you ok…?

NEVILLE
Fine…go!

Harry nods and looks up and see’s Snape and Draco running across the bridge towards Hagrids.

EXT. THE BRIDGE/STONEHEDGE/HAGRIDS HUT

The scene cuts to Harry running fast across the bridge. Once he exits there is a BOOM and we see Hagrid’s Hut catch on fire.

HARRY
HAGRID!!!

Harry starts to run towards the cabin when a spell hits him in his back knocking him over. We see him grab his wand and just as he spins around yells

HARRY
Impedimenta!

The spell hits one of the two death eaters that are behind him and Harry gets up and begins to run towards Hagrids cabin. He see’s Hagrid facing off against a Death Eater and we now see Snape and Draco still running.

HARRY
Stupefy!

The spell misses Snape and he stops.

SNAPE
Run Draco.

Draco runs off as Snape turns around to face Harry. They’re about twenty yards apart from each other.

HARRY
Cruc…

Snape waves his hand and Harry is thrown backwards off his feet.

SNAPE
No Unforgivable Curses from you Potter! You haven’t got the nerve or the ability…

HARRY
FIGHT BACK!!! FIGHT BACK YOU COWARDLY…

SNAPE
Coward, did you call me, Potter? Your father would never attack me unless it was four on one, what would you call him, I wonder?

HARRY
STUPE…

SNAPE
Blocked again and again and again until you learn to keep your mouth shut and your mind closed, Potter!

He looks up as Bellatrix runs up behind Harry.

SNAPE
Now come! It is time to be gone, before the Ministry turns up…

HARRY
Impedi…

BELLATRIX
Crucio!

Harry falls on the ground shaking in pain.

SNAPE
No!

She cancels the curse and looks angrily at Snape

SNAPE
Have you forgotten our orders? Potter belongs to the Dark Lord…. we are to leave him. Go! Go!

Bellatrix laughs as she runs off as Harry lets out a scream of rage. He pushes himself up and points his wand at Snape.

HARRY
Sectum…!

Snape flicks his wand and the spell is repelled knocking the wand from Harry hand.

SNAPE
No, Potter! You dare use my own spells against me? It was I who invented them.

HARRY
You!?!

SNAPE
Yes Harry, I am the Half Blood Prince. I knew you were using my old potions book the moment you used the spell on Draco. Where did you hide the book Potter?

Harry runs for his wand and Snape shoots a spell at it knocking it further away.

HARRY
Kill me then, kill me like you killed him, you coward…

SNAPE
DON’T…CALL ME A COWARD

He points his wand at Harry and a Death Eater runs from behind the flames.

DEATH EATER
The Ministry is closing in lets go Snape…LET’S GO!

SNAPE
Until next time Potter…

Snape points his wand at Harry and we see a flash of light as a cut swipes across Harry’s face knocking him backwards and onto the ground. The scene fades to black…
  



Harry's New Mission:    


  EXT. HAGRIDS HUT- NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

HAGRID (O.S.)
Harry…Harry…

As Harry opens his eyes we see Hagrid pop into view.

HAGRID
Yeh all righ’? Speak ter me, Harry…

HARRY
I’m all right…are you?

HAGRID
Course I am…take more’n that ter finish me.

He helps Harry up and Harry looks to see Hagrids house burnt down with still a few fires burning.

HAGRID
S’not too bad, Nothin Dumbledore won’ be able to put righ…

HARRY
Hagrid…

HAGRID
What happened up thur Harry? I jus’ saw them Death Eaters runnin’ down from the castle, but what the ruddy hell was Snape doin with ‘em? Where’s he gone…was he chasin’ them?

HARRY
He…he killed…

HAGRID
Killed? Snape kiled? What’re yeh on abou’ Harry?

HARRY
Snape killed…Dumbledore

Harry looks up and we see a shot of the Dark Mark over the tower.

EXT. FOOT OF ASTRONOMY TOWER-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

The scene cuts to Harry walking towards a crowd of students and teachers standing on the foot of the tower, most of them are in tears. He and Hagrid move slowly through the crowd of people. When they make it to the front the camera pans to a shot of Dumbledore lying on the ground with his arms and legs stretched out. Harry falls to his knees and begins to cry. We see a shot of Hagrid falling to his knees and crying helplessly. Harry looks up and next to his body is the object that Dumbledore got out of the cave. Harry grabs it and opens it revealing a sheet of parchment. Harry takes it out and opens it and the camera pans over his shoulder so the audience can read what it says. We then hear a voiceover being read.

REGULUS BLACK (V.O.)
To the Dark Lord. I know I will be dead long before you read this but I want you to know that it was I who discovered your secret. I have stolen the real Horcrux and intend to destroy it as soon as I can. I face death in the hope that when you meet your match, you will be mortal once more. R.A.B.

Harry crumbles the paper in his hands and looks down at Dumbledore’s fallen body. He notices Dumbledore’s wand laying next to him and picks it up and stares at it. Tears start falling down his eyes as the camera pans back to show everyone standing around Harry and the scenes slowly fades to black.

INT. HOSPITAL WARD-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)

The scene fades back in with a torn Harry walking into the hospital ward. We see Neville asleep on the bed and Hermion, Luna, Tonks, McGonnagall, and Lupin are sitting there. Ginny jumps up as Harry walks in.

HARRY
Is anyone else…dead?

GINNY
No…

She runs up to Harry and hugs him.

GINNY
Oh Harry, if we hadn’t had your Felix potion, I think we’d all be dead. Ron gave it to me, Hermione, Luna, and Neville. We all went to the Room of Requirement after you left just in case and saw the Death Eaters leaving the room. We alerted McGonnagall who contacted a few Order members and this battle broke out.

HARRY
I’m glad you all are okay.

RON
Where’s Dumbledore Harry? I’m sure he could’ve caught all those Death Eaters easily.

GINNY
Ron…Dumbledore….

LUPIN
What is it Ginny?

HARRY
He’s dead.

Lupin jumps up in a state of shock

LUPIN
No! It can’t be! How….how….

HARRY
Snape killed him. I was under the Invisibility Cloak, he immobilized me. Malfoy came through the door and disarmed him. More death eaters arrived, and then Snape. Snape did the Avada Kadavra.

McGONNAGELL
Snape? I…can’t believe it…but he trusted…

TONKS
Dumbledore swore he was on our side…

McGONNAGALL
I…I don’t understand…

HARRY
What’s not to understand? This whole year Snape has been trying to help Draco. Don’t you see? Those attacks…all of them were Draco attempting to get to Dumbledore because he was afraid he couldn’t fix that Vanishing Cabinet in the Room of Requirements. This whole time I knew Draco was up to something…

GINNY
Vanishing Cabinet? Harry I think I saw it.

INT-ROOM OF REQUIREMENT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to all of them standing in front of the Vanishing Cabinet in the Room of Requirement.

LUPIN
I think only one thing can be done at this point.

Lupin points his wand at the Cabinet and BOOM it’s destroyed. They all stare at it for a moment before they all turn around and walk slowly out of the room.

INT. SEVENTH FLOOR-MOMENTS LATER

As they all continue to walk Harry pauses and looks out of the window. He see’s Fawkes sitting there on the ledge. A tear falls from Fawkes eye and he flies off. There is a wide shot of the school as Fawkes circles it paying his homage to Dumbledore.

INT. DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT

The scene then shows a shot of Dumbledore’s office. Everything is as he left it, well except for one thing. The camera pans up and we see a painting of Dumbledore on the wall, asleep along with the other Headmasters and Headmistresses of the school.

The scene fades to black.

EXT. THE BLACK LAKE-EVENING

The scene fades back in on a WHITE MARBLE TOMB. There are numerous flowers around Dumbledore’s tomb and the camera pans back to show Harry sitting a flower on top of it. He sighs and clutches the locket he now wears around his neck as Ginny walks up behind him and takes his hand at they both walk away.

EXT. BRIDGE-MOMENTS LATER

Harry and Ginny are both looking out of the bridge together. Harry sighs and turns to look at her.

HARRY
Ginny…I….we…I can’t be involved with you anymore.

GINNY
It’s for some stupid, nobil reason, isn’t it?

HARRY
It’s been like something out of someone else’s life, these last few weeks with you. But…I’ve got things to do alone now. Voldemort used people his enemies are close to. Think how much danger you’ll be in if we keep this up, he’ll try to get to me through you.

GINNY
What if I don’t care?

HARRY
But I do, about you. How do you think I’d feel if you died?

She stares at him for a moment.

GINNY
I never really gave up on you. Hermione told me if I go with some other people, maybe you would notice me a bit more…

HARRY
I just wish I’d asked you sooner. We could’ve had age’s…months…

GINNY
But you’ve been to busy saving the Wizarding world. I knew this would happen in the end. I knew that you wouldn’t be happy unless you were hunting Voldemort. Maybe that’s why I like you so much.

Harry smiles and Ginny kisses him on the cheek and walks away.

EXT. HILLSIDE-EVENING

The scene cuts to Harry walking along a hillside where we can see Dumbledore’s tomb and Hogwarts in the distance. He kicks a rock and stands as the sun begins to set. Ron and Hermione slowly walk up behind him. They stand on each side of him in silence for a moment.

HARRY
I’m not coming back to Hogwarts next year. I’m going back to the Dursley’s once more, because Dumbledore wanted me to. But it’ll be a short visit, and then I’ll be gone for good.

HERMIONE
But where will you go if you don’t come back to school?

HARRY
I can visit my parent’s graves; I’d like that. Then I’ve got to track down the rest of the Horcruxes, haven’t I ? That’s what he wanted me to do. Then I go after Voldemort and if I meet Snape along the way, so much better for me, so much worse for him.

There is another brief silence amongst them.

RON
We’ll go with you wherever you’re going.

HARRY
What? No you don’t have too…

HERMIONE
You said to us once before that there was time to turn back if we wanted too. We’ve had time, haven’t we?

RON
We’re with you for whatever happens mate.

Harry smiles as he puts his arms around them both as they start to walk back towards the castle. The camera slowly backs away from them and off showing a shot of Hogwarts and the sunset. The screen fades to black and end credits begin.
  



Well there you have it. My last draft of HBP is consolidated for anyone who wants to read it.

Going through it there's ALOT I would change now. I remember having a hard time with the battle at the end and now I love the idea of cutting it all together Also I wouldn't of had Ginny and Harry get together because they honestly took up more room than I had for this one.

Consider this the unedited version because I did change alot afterwards but oh well. Soon we'll be seeing the actual film and I can't wait! Now I'm off to do DH2


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The Secret Riddle

Based on the novel and the film:


Int. Dumbledore´s office - night:

(A close-up of FAWKES, cut to DUMBLEDORE looking at a broken diary and a ring. As he hears someone knocking on the door, he puts it away)

DUMBLEDORE
Come in!

(HARRY opens the door)

DUMBLEDORE
Harry, you got my message. Sit down, please!

(Harry is now sitting)

DUMBLEDORE
How are you?

HARRY
I'm good, Sir.

DUMBLEDORE
Enjoying your classes?

(Harry nods)

DUMBLEDORE
Professor Slughorn told me you're extremely skilled in potions.

HARRY
Oh, I think he is exaggerating a bit.

DUMBLEDORE
Do you?

HARRY
Definitely!

(Dumbledore is smiling)

DUMBLEDORE
Now to the reason I summon you here tonight.

DUMBLEDORE (stands up and walks to his glass cabinet).
What you are looking at are memories. In this case about one individual. VOLDEMORT. Or as he was known then; TOM RIDDLE.
(Picks up a bottle from his collection) This is a peculiar memory of the day I first met him. I'd like you to see it if you would.

(Harry looks at Dumbledore, takes the bottle and walks to the pensieve. He fills the content into it on Dumbledore's permission. The black liquid flows. Harry's face plunges into the water, breaks the surface. The black liquid sinks and the memory shapes into a dark, dreamy city. An younger Dumbledore walks through the city).

Subjective perspective as young Dumbledore looks up at the Whool´s Orphanage).

MRS. COLE (V.O)
In all these years Tom has been here he has never once had a family visitor.

CUT TO:

Int. Orphanage – day:
(Mrs. Cole and Dumbledore walks up the stairs).

MRS. COLE
His mother gave birth to him here. Poor woman! She was weak and died immediately after she told me that the boy's name had to be Tom Riddle, for his father.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Interesting. How is he? Tom?

MRS. COLE
You will take him to your school whatever I tell you, right?

(Young Dumbledore nods)

MRS. COLE
He has not made any friends. It seems like he prefer to be alone. He is odd in a way. There have been incidents with the other children. Nasty things. But it's very hard to catch him. Once we took them out to the seaside, he showed a cave to some other children. Afterwards they were never quite right. He swore they had just gone exploring, but I am sure something weird happened inside.
Here we are.

(She knocks on the door twice).

MRS. COLE
Tom, you have a visitor.

(She opens the door, a little boy is sitting at a chair. No expression on his face).

(Young Dumbledore notices a drawing of a cave on Tom's desk next to some books).

CUT TO DUMBLEDORE SITTING ON HIS BED:

TOM RIDDLE
You are the doctor, aren't you?

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
No, I am professor Albus Dumbledore. I am here to offer you a place at Hogwarts school.

TOM RIDDLE
Is that a place for mad people? If so, I will not follow you!

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
No, absolutely not. It's a magical school for those with special abilities.

TOM RIDDLE
Special abilities? (interesting)

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Yeah. You can do things, can't you Tom? Things the other children can't.

TOM RIDDLE
I can make things move without touching them, I can make animals do what I want them to without training them, I can make bad things happen to people who annoy me. I can make them hurt. (Pause) What about you? Are you special too?

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
I am a wizard too, yeah.

TOM RIDDLE
Prove it!

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
If you adress me as "Sir" or "professor".

TOM RIDDLE
I am sorry, Sir.

(Tom Riddle's wardrobe burst into flames. Riddle looks anxious).

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Open the wardrobe, Tom.

(Tom Riddle jumps to his feet. Opens the burning wardrobe, glances at a box. It doesn't burn).

TOM RIDDLE
How..?

(The wardrobe stops burning, unharmed).

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
All in good time, Tom. At Hogwarts you will be teached not only how to use magic, but how to controll it.
Now, show me what you hide in the box.

(Tom waits some seconds, takes out the box. Opens it. Lots of ordinary things).

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Stealing is something we don't tolerant at Hogwarts. You will return these things back to their owners with your apologies, Tom.

TOM RIDDLE
Yes, Sir.

(Young Dumbledore rises)

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Well, it was nice to meet you, Tom.

(Tom Riddle seems a bit disappointed, does not meet his eyes)

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
See you at Hogwarts then.

(Young Dumbledore walks away)

TOM RIDDLE
I can speak to snakes too.

(Young Dumbledore stops)

TOM RIDDLE
They find me, whispers things...Is that normal for someone like me?

(Young Dumbledore turns around)

(The fog grows thicker and thicker and the memory disolves).


INT. DUMBLEDORE'S OFFICE - NIGHT

Harry's head emerges from the water in the pensieve)

HARRY
Sir, did you know then...

DUMBLEDORE
...that I'd just met the most dangerous, dark wizard of all time? No! If I had I...

(Pause)

HARRY
Sir, why did he steal lots of objects?

DUMBLEDORE
Tom liked to collect all sorts of objects, especially trophies. He felt connected to them in a way, made him feel special. He was probably a bit lonely. Later on, he realized he didn't need any friends. As he grew up at Hogwarts he developed his powers and became extraordinary skilled and not to mention many teacher's favorite student. Can you guess one of them?

HARRY
Uhm...Professor Slughorn. You didn't bring him back to Hogwarts simple to teach potions, did you Sir?

Dumbeledore
No, I did not. Harry, I told you that professor Slughorn probably would try to collect you and I want you to...

HARRY
...let him collect me?

DUMBLEDORE
Exactly! Do your best, Harry.


EDIT: I want to improve this so I need some feedback
I tried to include Merope's story in this script but it didn't fully work, so I omitted it in the end. It just dragged too much and was actually unneccesary. I included Merope in a newer version Now it didn't feel completely unneccesary. Which one do you like best?



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HBP scenes 20-21: THE HOUSE OF GAUNT/A SLUGGISH MEMORY:    


  
DISSOLVE TO
INT. HOGWARTS - DUMBLEDORE'S OFFICE - EARLY EVENING
DUMBLEDORE stares out his office window looking worried as HARRY walks in behind him.

HARRY
Evening, sir.

DUMBLEDORE
Evening, Harry. I understand your time at The Burrow was rather eventful. I did not anticipate Fenrir Greyback would find you there.

HARRY
Well, Rufus Scrimgeour did too.
(pause)
He sort of wanted me to play as if I supported whatever the Ministry did, be the poster boy and all.

DUMBLEDORE
Yes, he initially wanted me to ask that of you, but I refused.

HARRY
He said I was Dumbledore’s man, through and through.

DUMBLEDORE
I'm sorry he put you in that position.

HARRY
I said I was.

DUMBLEDORE
I am touched, Harry. Shall we get down to it then?

HARRY
Wait, there’s something I need to tell you.

DUMBLEDORE
And what is that?

HARRY
At Professor Slughorn’s Christmas party, I overheard Snape talking to Draco Malfoy. At first, Malfoy thought he was being accused of having cursed Katie Bell that day in Hogsmeade - it sounded like Snape knew he'd done it. Then Snape went on about how Malfoy was being foolish, how he was risking being expelled by skulking around somewhere and being obsessed with some vanishing cabinet. And he - Snape - said that he was trying to help him, that he took The Unbreakable Vow for Malfoy's mother.

DUMBLEDORE
I see.

HARRY
Snape and Malfoy are working together, they're planning something, I know it.

DUMBLEDORE
Harry, did you consider that Professor Snape could have been acting, in an attempt to get Mr. Malfoy to confess?

HARRY
No, but I knew you'd say that.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah; well, I am glad you confided this to me. However, it is not of great importance.

HARRY
Not of great importance?! Sir, you must understand –

DUMBLEDORE
I understand very well.

HARRY
And you still trust him?

DUMBLEDORE
I do. Now I think we should press on.

HARRY
(looking frustrated)
Fine.

DUMBLEDORE
There are two memories I’d like you to see tonight. You’ll recall that we left off with the 11-year-old Tom Riddle about to begin a new life here at Hogwarts, and indeed, he was an impressive student: extraordinarily talented and also quite charismatic and…persuasive.

HARRY
(with disdain)
So I’ve seen.

DUMBLEDORE
You will also know that through his time here I never fully trusted Tom Riddle; I made it my business to keep a closer eye on him than any other student. And although he committed some very serious crimes – framing Professor Hagrid for opening The Chamber of Secrets, for instance – he was never incriminated. Nor were any of his…well, we can't call them friends - shall we say followers? The meek seeking protection, the ambitious looking for their glory, the thuggish searching for harsher punishments, this group had a kind of dark glamour about them.

HARRY
Death Eaters.

DUMBLEDORE
So they became. Now, when exactly Tom found out that not only had Salazar Slytherin possessed the ability to speak to snakes as he did, but that he was a descendant of Slytherin himself I cannot tell. I can tell you that the young Tom Riddle was desperate to know more about his family, particularly his father, as he was sure his mother couldn’t possibly be a witch if she could succumb to death. Alas, he saw no evidence of the name Tom Riddle Sr. at Hogwarts. After some painstaking research, he found that it was his mother's side that held the last remaining link of the Slytherin chain. ‘Though he didn’t know it at the time, that locket he kept in his room at the orphanage –

HARRY
- was Slytherin’s.

DUMBLEDORE nods.

DUMBLEDORE
What we are about to see is the memory of one Morfin Gaunt – Tom’s uncle – and his encounter with the young Voldemort.

A ripple on the memory’s surface acts a DISSOLVE TO a dank and grimy mess of a kitchen; a now-16-year-old TOM RIDDLE - tall, handsome, and self-assured - opens the door. He walks in, surveys the rubbish-strewn, cobweb-infested space imperiously, grazes a wall with a finger (peeling some of the paint clean off), and is about to walk into the next room when a gravelly voice behind him barks:

SEEDY-LOOKING WIZARD (O.S.)
You? How dare you show your face here!

A hunched, seedy-looking wizard runs at him; RIDDLE says something in PARSELTONGUE and the man backs off, in shock.

SEEDY-LOOKING WIZARD
You speak it?!

RIDDLE
Yes, I speak it. Are you Morfin Gaunt?

MORFIN
Course I am. I'd've sworn you was that muggle; you look just like him.

RIDDLE
What muggle?

MORFIN
The muggle what lives in that big house a town over, the muggle what ran off with her, the muggle what just came back!

As MORFIN speaks, he gestures with his ring finger, which wears a familiar black ring with a cracked stone in the center.

RIDDLE
“Came back?”

MORFIN nods as he tries to steady himself.

MORFIN
He left her, you see – on the spot, as fast as she took off with him. Serves her right for marrying such filth!
(He spits on the floor.)
Little slut dishonored us! Robbed us before she left, too!

He pulls a knife from thin air and brandishes it in front of RIDDLE.

MORFIN
AND WHO ARE YOU TO COME IN HERE AND ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT SUCH THINGS?

RIDDLE
(beat)
Where is this muggle now?

With that, the GAUNT home is vanished and replaced by DUMBLEDORE’s office; HARRY sits at the desk as DUMBLEDORE stands over the PENSIEVE and funnels the memory into one strand and back into its bottle.

HARRY
That's it?

DUMBLEDORE
That was all Morfin could remember.

HARRY
Voldemort wiped his memory?

DUMBLEDORE
Not exactly. You see, the next morning, muggle authorities in the next town over discovered the bodies of Tom Riddle Sr. and his family. They were, of course, baffled - the killing curse rarely leaves a mark (the lone exception sits before me). But the Ministry recognized this as a wizard's murder...and there was a well-known and proud muggle-hater close by.

HARRY
You mean Morfin.

DUMBLEDORE
I think he would have been convicted even if he hadn't freely admitted to the crime.

HARRY
What do you mean he admitted to it? Clearly it was Voldemort who went back there and killed his father!

DUMBLEDORE
But Morfin confessed in such detail that only the real killer could posess. He was sent to Azkaban with the utmost belief that he had murdered the Riddles.

HARRY
So Voldemort framed him? He put those memories inside Morfin’s mind? And no one ever questioned it even though he did have the real one in him all this time?!

DUMBLEDORE
I cannot minimize the difficulty with which this memory was obtained, Harry. Only a highly skilled Legilimens such as myself could possibly have extracted it – ‘though I don’t mean to boast.

HARRY
I never thought I’d feel sorry for anyone related to Voldemort.

DUMBLEDORE
And it’s precisely that that sets you apart from him.
(He opens a new bottle, letting out the memory inside; it doesn’t stream out as easily as the others and looks almost congealed.)
This next memory, you will be interested to know, comes from Professor Slughorn himself.

HARRY
Slughorn? What, you mean this memory is the real reason you wanted him to come back?

DUMBLEDORE
You could say that.

HARRY
I didn’t think he was only here to teach Potions.

DUMBLEDORE
This may be the most important memory I've collected. Once more into the Pensieve then?

CUT TO
HARRY’s fall through darkness ends in a landing in SLUGHORN’s POTIONS dungeon, which appears exactly as it does today. We see the 16-year-old TOM RIDDLE staying behind as the rest of the class leaves around him and calls or waves goodbye.

SLUGHORN
Avery, Lestrange, if I don't see those essays on my desk tomorrow it's detention for you both!

RIDDLE, wearing MORFIN's ring, twists it absently and approaches SLUGHORN's desk.

HARRY
Morfin's ring...He's just killed them...

SLUGHORN
Look sharp, Tom, you don't want to be late, and you a Prefect. What is it?

RIDDLE
Well, sir, I was wondering...I was wondering if you could tell me anything about horcruxes.

SLUGHORN’s typically-jovial face turns deadly serious; next moment, the room is enveloped by shadow, leaving only HARRY, DUMBLEDORE, and the younger SLUGHORN visible, cast in a greyish light.

SLUGHORN
I don’t know anything about horcruxes, and I wouldn’t tell you about such things if I did! Now, leave, leave at once! You’ll go wrong, boy, and I’ll have nothing to do with it!

DUMBLEDORE
Well, that’s that.

And almost instantly the pair of them are back in DUMBLEDORE’s office.

DUMBLEDORE
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, that memory has been tampered with.

HARRY
"Tampered with?"

DUMBLEDORE
Professor Slughorn is, I believe, ashamed of what he knows to be the truth, and so has altered the shape of this memory.

HARRY
That’s why it just went dark like that?

DUMBLEDORE
(He nods.)
It was rather crudely done, but that shows us that he does still possess the true memory. And Harry, I must ask that you be the one to persuade him to divulge the real truth.

HARRY
Me? Can’t you just use legilimency again? Or Veritaserum?

DUMBLEDORE
As accomplished and knowledgeable as Horace is, I think he will expect both.

A Headmaster’s portrait behind DUMBLEDORE sees fit to chime in at this point:

PHINEAS
Questioning the Headmaster’s thinking, such insolence –

DUMBLEDORE
Thank you, Phineas!

PHINEAS
(muttered)
Wouldn’t do in my time…

HARRY
Why me? I mean, I know you had me convince him to come back in the first place, but this is rather different. Why would I be able to do it?

DUMBLEDORE
Trust me, Harry; it must be you. This information cannot be wrestled by force. And it is more important than you can yet realize. Without it…I’m afraid we leave the fate of our world to chance.

As DUMBLEDORE makes this pronouncement, HARRY stands behind him, looking very apprehensive indeed.
  



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Noldus, that's not bad. I think Dumbledore's exit is a little rushed, you might want to add just a few more lines there. But again, not bad. I'm curious, is this your first go at writing a script or part of one?


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HBP scenes 22-27: CORNERING SLUGHORN/WHEN HARRY KISSED GINNY.../'HARRY POTTER IS GOING OUT WITH GINNY WEASLEY?!'/LOVE & POISON/THE UNKNOWABLE ROOM/THE WAR OUT THERE:    


  
CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - CORRIDOR

RON
How on Earth are you supposed to get Slughorn to give you his real memory?

HARRY
I don't know yet, do I? I'll probably just try cornering him after this class or something.

Just then LAVENDER appears behind RON almost as if out of thin air and covers his eyes.

LAVENDER
Guess who, Won-Won?

RON chuckles uncomfortably; HARRY cringes.

LAVENDER
I just came from the best Divination lesson; you two never should have dropped, you don't know what you're missing.

HARRY and RON speak simultaneously.

HARRY
(sarcastic)
Yeah, right.

RON
You might be right.

LAVENDER
Harry, tell Won-Won he really should wear that necklace I gave him over Christmas; I'm sure you'd look brilliant in it.

HARRY
Well, Won-Won...

RON
Yeah, about that...
(beat)
You know, we should be getting down to Potions.

LAVENDER
It's not for an hour.

RON
Still.

HERMIONE tries to pass them unnoticed but...

LAVENDER
Oh, hi, Hermione!

HERMIONE
Oh, morning - Harry.

And off she goes, leaving RON looking a bit regretful.

LAVENDER
That was rude!

INT. HOGWARTS – POTIONS DUNGEON
HARRY, RON, and LAVENDER stand at their desk searching through their textbooks (LAVENDER making sure to hold RON's hand all the while); HERMIONE stands at the one behind them with PADMA and PARVATI. HARRY opens THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE’s. He comes to the right page and (mentally) reads down under ALL-PURPOSE ANTIDOTES:

HARRY
When looking at the most versatile antidotes, one must first –
(skipping down to the PRINCE’s note below)
Just shove a bezoar down its throat.
(aloud)
Bezoar…bezoar…

He walks past RON and LAVENDER to a cupboard full of ingredients, grabs a jar, walks back to the desk, takes out a shriveled-up stone and places it in his cauldron. SLUGHORN looks over to HARRY from his desk.

SLUGHORN
Harry, what was that, what you just put in your cauldron?

HARRY
Um, a bezoar, sir.

SLUGHORN
(with a laugh)
A bezoar! Now, that is ingenious! A bezoar is indeed a very strong and versatile antidote to most poisons! Again and again you impress, Mr. Potter, quite like your mother.

HARRY
Thank you, sir.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – POTIONS DUNGEON - A LITTLE LATER
HARRY shuts the cupboard, checks around to make sure he’s the only student left in the classroom, and approaches SLUGHORN’s desk.

SLUGHORN
Look sharp, Harry, you don't want to be late. What is it?

HARRY
Well, sir, I was wondering...I was wondering if you could tell me anything about horcruxes.

SLUGHORN
What did you say?

HARRY
I just figured –

SLUGHORN
Dumbledore’s put you up to this, hasn’t he? Shown you that memory? Well, I promise you I don’t know anything about horcruxes, not a thing!

And he storms out.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – BRIDGE - AFTERNOON

HERMIONE
Not to sound condescending, but did you really think it would be as simple as walking up to Slughorn and asking for his deepest, darkest secret?

HARRY
I suppose I thought it was worth a shot.

HERMIONE
It’s strange, I’ve never even heard of horcruxes.

HARRY
You haven’t?

HERMIONE
No; I can only assume it's something incredibly dark.

HARRY
(pause)
Hermione, I have to ask: this thing with Ron & Lavender, can’t you just -

HERMIONE
No, I can’t. Why should I have to pretend I'm not...?

HARRY
Because otherwise I'm left in the middle?

HERMIONE
Sort of like I was left in the middle when you and Ronald had your little row a couple of years ago?

HARRY
That's just completely different.

HERMIONE
Mmm-hmm. Anyway, better news for you: Ginny's broken up with Dean.

HARRY
She has?!
(beat)
I mean…why would I care about that?

HERMIONE shoots him a look that is clearly meant to say “seriously?”

HARRY
So you’ve noticed.

HERMIONE
Yeah; I've noticed.

HARRY
Every time I look at her, every time I'm around her, I think "why not just go for it?" "What's the harm?" And then I remember that she's Ron's sister - and chances are he'd murder me fairly severely if he knew what I was thinking!

HERMIONE laughs.

HERMIONE
Look, Harry, I think we both know Ron would be fine with it

HARRY
How do we know THAT?!

HERMIONE
Well, we can assume he'd think "better you than Dean." And Ginny has had feelings for you since she was, what, eleven?

HARRY stops and considers this.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM
HARRY and RON enter a packed common room amid a chorus of “Weasley! Weasley! Weasley!”

HARRY
Yeah, you’re real rubbish: rubbish enough for a fan club…Weasley.

RON grins.

LAVENDER
There's the best keeper in Gryffindor history!

She grabs him and pulls him into a kiss. HERMIONE notices and returns to her studying.

HARRY
No need to come up for air.

GINNY
Harry! Well, we're two for two; now all you have to do is not bugger up the last match.

HARRY
Ginny, I was just gonna go look for you.

GINNY
Fancy that, same here. Um, you go first.

HARRY
Well, you know, I've been thinking - I just - you go first.

GINNY
(with a laugh)
Okay, well, um, Dean and I -

And without warning, and in a way that makes it clear that he’s wanted this for some time, he kisses her. Some in the crowd wolf-whistle or applaud; DEAN sees and storms right off; so does ROMILDA; HERMIONE smiles, almost proud. HARRY and GINNY break apart; he turns over to gauge RON’s reaction. RON seems utterly baffled, but then gives a small nod that seems to say “well, if you must.”

HARRY
(to GINNY)
Do you...wanna go for a walk?

GINNY
Sure.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – COURTYARD - AFTERNOON
HARRY and GINNY walk ahead as RON stays behind being searched by FILCH with a SECRECY SENSOR (a spherical object which spins and scans across him glowing a neutral shade of blue). All eyes around them seem to be fixed on the pair of them.

GINNY
Honestly, you'd think people had better things to talk about.

HARRY
I know! McLaggen's apparently convinced that I have to keep planting love potions on you.

RON catches up to them.

GINNY
There were two children attacked by "a werewolf" in Wattford yesterday and all Romilda Vane wants to know is if it's true that you have a hippogriff tattoo on your chest.

HARRY
Even I'm curious now; what’d you tell her?

GINNY
I told her it was a dragon, much more macho.

HARRY laughs; RON cringes.

HARRY
And what did you tell her Ron had?

GINNY
A house elf, but I didn’t say where.

RON
Real funny. Look, just ‘cause I gave you two my permission doesn’t mean I can’t withdraw it.

GINNY
I didn’t realize we needed your permission. You don’t have mine to see Lavender, if that’s the case.

RON
What's wrong with Lavender?

GINNY
Is she making you wear that horrid necklace?

RON
(pause)
No. Why?

GINNY
You haven't told her you don't like it?

RON
We don't really talk much.

GINNY
There's a shock.

HARRY
You're gonna love this then.

LAVENDER
(running up to them)
Hi guys!

RON
Hi...I didn't know you were coming.

LAVENDER
Well, I couldn't bear to be away from my Won-Won the whole afternoon.

GINNY
(whispered to HARRY)
If he calls her Lav-Lav, just put me out of my misery.

LAVENDER
So, I thought we would all go down to Madam Puddifoot's, like a double date?

GINNY
Actually, Harry and I were going to meet Hermione at Honeyduke's.

LAVENDER
Oh. See you, then.

HARRY & RON
See you.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - SOME EMPTY CLASSROOM
HARRY and GINNY kiss repeatedly, unable to tear themselves away.

GINNY
Alright...alright...I've got to go.

HARRY
Where else is there?

GINNY
Well, I do have these OWLs coming up...

HARRY
Blow them off, take the risk!

GINNY
You're a horrible influence.

HARRY
I know. I really am.

GINNY
Unfortunately, some of us have to be responsible.

HARRY
Interesting theory.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – GRYFFINDOR BOYS’ DORMITORY - MORNING
RON sits on his bed, digging out a handful of chocolate from a cauldron-shaped box. He tips the box over and peeks inside to see if he's finished it off as HARRY puts on his jacket and opens his curtains.

HARRY
I’m going down to The Great Hall, you coming?

RON
No.
(looking dejected and sickly)
I’m not really up to it.

HARRY
What do you mean you’re not up to it?

RON
You wouldn’t understand.

HARRY
Try me.

RON
She doesn’t even know I exist.

HARRY
(beat)
What?

RON
I'm just...invisible to her. Can you imagine anything worse?

HARRY
Are we talking about Lavender? Because she definitely knows you exist; I'd put money on it. Anyway, I thought you were getting a bit sick of her.

RON
I could NEVER get sick of her! It's not Lavender.

HARRY
Hermione?

RON
Romilda!

HARRY
…Vane?

RON
I can’t stop thinking about her. I can’t breathe, I can’t eat

HARRY
You just ate a whole box of chocolate cauldrons.

RON
It’s weird…I never thought I would feel this way.

HARRY
About Romilda? You've got to be joking.

RON
(bounding off the bed overanxiously)
Harry, you know what I think?

HARRY
Ron, come on.

RON
Harry…I'm in love with her!

HARRY
Alright, fine, you’re in love with her! Have you ever actually met her?

RON
(look of realization)
No. Could you introduce me?

HARRY
Hold on, where did you get those?

RON
They were right next to your bed. Why?

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – SLUGHORN’S OFFICE - MOMENTS LATER
SLUGHORN rushes to the door to answer the frantic knocking.

SLUGHORN
(opening the door)
Harry! It's awfully early for a call...

HARRY
(guarding the door like a barricade)
Professor, my friend Ron’s eaten a batch of old chocolate cauldrons, and I’m pretty sure they were spiked with a love potion.

Helpfully, RON chooses this moment to come up behind HARRY and try to push through him.

RON
Is Romilda in there?! I can’t see her! I need to see her!

SLUGHORN
Oh, this does look like an extreme case; come in then.

HARRY lets RON burst in in front of him.

SLUGHORN
Now let’s see what we can do for you, Rupert.

HARRY
Ron.

SLUGHORN
Yes, right.

SLUGHORN takes out a briefcase and mixes a bit of this and that into a crystal vial.

RON
Where is she? Harry, you said she’d be here.

HARRY
She must be late.

SLUGHORN
Here you go; have some of this.

RON drinks the potion, HARRY looks at him curiously, and then RON slumps over into the nearest chair.

RON
Bloody hell.

HARRY
(relieved)
Come down, have you?

RON
What was that?!

SLUGHORN
(with a chuckle)
Happens to the best of us; it appears some young lady was rather bent on getting your attention.

HARRY
Actually, I think it was meant for me.

SLUGHORN
I’m just glad I could help. Well, how about something more celebratory before you go? I’ve just received some lovely mead courtesy of The Three Broomsticks.

SLUGHORN takes out a long corked bottle and fills three glasses with the honey-colored drink, levitating a glass to HARRY and RON, respectively; RON takes some of his first.

SLUGHORN
To good health. Cheers.

HARRY
Cheers.

But before either HARRY or SLUGHORN can drink any, RON drops his glass and it shatters on the floor as he keels over and begins to violently cough and twitch.

HARRY
Ron! Professor, can't you think of something?!

SLUGHORN
I'm afraid I don't know -

RON collapses, the coughing stopped but replaced by a bizarre foaming at the mouth..

HARRY
There has to be…wait…Professor, do you have a bezoar in that cabinet?

SLUGHORN
Yes, I believe so.

HARRY
Hand it to me. Quickly.

He tosses HARRY the jar; HARRY pries RON’s mouth open and shoves a bezoar inside. Just as quickly as the love potion wore off, RON’s body calms down – and goes unconscious.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – HOSPITAL WING
HARRY, GINNY, FRED, GEORGE, MR and MRS. WEASLEY, and HERMIONE are gathered around RON’s bed as he sleeps.

MRS. WEASLEY
My boy! I can’t believe this happened!

MR. WEASLEY
Poisoned mead, how horrible.

MRS. WEASLEY
Can't we speak to Dumbledore about this?

HARRY
Dumbledore's been gone, for days.

GEORGE
You don’t reckon it was Slughorn wanting to poison Ron?

HARRY
I don’t think the poison was meant for Ron at all; just like Katie wasn't meant to be the one cursed.

FRED
Slughorn then?

HARRY
It did seem like Voldemort was after him for something. And there was no way Slughorn was going to join him

HERMIONE
So let me guess: you think Malfoy did the poisoning?

HARRY
You wouldn't be skeptical by any chance, would you?

HERMIONE
To be honest, I'm finding it harder to be.

MR. WEASLEY
What is this; Harry, you think Draco Malfoy has been given some mission.

HARRY
This one was more likely Snape; it’d be much easier for him to get that mead to another teacher.

MR. WEASLEY
Harry, Dumbledore trusts Snape, he would never -

LAVENDER runs in and takes a place right beside RON.

LAVENDER
Oh no! I came as soon as I heard! My sweetheart!

RON turns over in his bed and mumbles something that sounds an awful lot like “Hermione.” She looks at once rather taken aback and rather touched.

LAVENDER
Did that sound like..."Hermione?"

FRED
How’d you stop it anyway, Harry?

HARRY
I used a bezoar.

FRED
Blimey, lucky you thought of that!

HARRY
(looking guilty)
Lucky there was one in the room.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - CORRIDOR
MALFOY and GOYLE walk along the hallway hurriedly, not noticing HARRY listening in behind them.

MALFOY
I'm working on it, and if I knew how long it would be, telling you would hardly be my biggest priority!

GOYLE
I've got better things to do than -

MALFOY
Please, no you don't.

HARRY
You know, if I want my friends to help me with something, I'd have the decency to tell them what it is, be a little nicer to them.

MALFOY
I don't remember asking your opinion, Potter.

HARRY
Then you should probably stop talking where anyone can hear you.

MALFOY
To think that anyone's calling you The Chosen One; it's disgusting. Come on, Goyle.

The following comprises a MONTAGE:

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INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOYS' DORMITORY
HARRY opens his bedside trunk and takes out the old MARAUDERS' MAP.

HARRY
Alright, Malfoy, where do you keep going?

He follows the name and footsteps of DRACO MALFOY along the map.

HARRY
The seventh floor...what's on the seventh...The Room of Requirement!

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR CORRIDOR
HARRY paces the wall a couple of times and repeats:

HARRY
Uh, I need to see what Malfoy is doing in here.

Nothing happens.

HARRY
Okay...

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOYS' DORMITORY
HARRY watches as MALFOY's dot disappears at the same point on the map.

HARRY
What?

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – SEVENTH FLOOR CORRIDOR
Again, HARRY paces the wall a couple of times, this time repeating:

HARRY
I need to see the place where Draco Malfoy keeps coming in secret.

Once again, nothing.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - THE GREAT HALL

HARRY
(to GINNY)
He keeps just vanishing on the map. He must have made the room unplottable.

GINNY
So he's not as thick as we thought?

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR CORRIDOR
A little girl, probably a first-year, drops a set of scales on the floor with a loud clatter. GINNY passes by and leans down to help.

GINNY
Here, I'll help you.

The girl panics and runs away. GINNY stands up and begins to pace the wall herself.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - THE GREAT HALL

GINNY
(to HARRY)
I think he's making them use Polyjuice potion.

HARRY
And having Crabbe and Goyle dress up as first-year girls?

GINNY
Flawless plan, isn't it?

HARRY
It's working out pretty well for him so far, though.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – SEVENTH FLOOR CORRIDOR
Once more, HARRY paces the wall and repeats:

HARRY
I need you to become the place you become for Draco Malfoy.

Still, no door appears.

HARRY
Oh, come on! How much clearer can you get?!

He kicks the door forcefully.

HARRY
Okay, that hurt.
(brief pause)
Bombarda maxima!

Nothing; HARRY hangs his head back in frustration.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - THE GREAT HALL

HARRY
I can't let him win; there has to be some way to catch him.

As he and GINNY walk out, LAVENDER catches up to them.

LAVENDER
Harry, wait! Can you solve something for me? Why is it that every time I visit Ron in the hospital he pretends as if he's asleep?!

GINNY
Yes, Harry, why is that?

HARRY
Look, I’m sure it’s not what you think.

LAVENDER
What does that mean? What do I think?!

HARRY
Um...Ginny...help?

GINNY
No, go on.

HARRY
Thanks.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM
HERMIONE sits down next to HARRY as the latter pages through THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE's book.

HARRY
(reading aloud to himself)
"Sectumsempra: for enemies."

HERMIONE
Don't you have better things to do than stare at that thing?

HARRY
I'd think you'd approve of it a bit more now; after all, if it hadn't been for the Prince, I'd never have thought of a bezoar and Ron might've died.

HERMIONE
And that's wonderful, of course, but if you had paid attention in our very first Potions lesson you would recall that Snape mentioned bezoars then. This Half-Blood Prince, you don't even know who he or she is.

HARRY
She? How many girl Princes do you know, Hermione?

HERMIONE
About as many as I do wizard Princes; there is no royalty in the magical world. What's Sectumsempra anyway?

HARRY
It must be a spell, I don't know what it does; it just says "for enemies." There are actually loads of spells in here, probably ones he invented.

HERMIONE
Oh, brilliant. You haven't used any, have you?

HARRY
(reluctantly)
A few, yeah. Like this: "muffliato!"

He points his wand out to the rest of the room.

HERMIONE
What was that?

HARRY
No one can hear us now, stops people listening in. Bet Malfoy would prefer he knew that one.

HERMIONE
Lovely.

The following comprises a MONTAGE:

CUT TO
EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - EARLY EVENING
An old shopkeeper steps out as the entire space around him shakes almost rythmically. And then a massive explosion turns the area into little more than debris.

CUT TO
EXT. MUGGLE STREET - SAME TIME
On a sleepy muggle street, a man steps out of his car but stops before he gets to his front door. He braces himself from the apparent cold, then slumps to the ground. PAN AROUND to see a dementor performing the kiss on its victim.

CUT TO
EXT. WIZARDING NEIGHORHOOD - SAME TIME
Witches and wizards flee and try to hide as swarms of DEATH EATERS burn, destroy, and otherwise terrorize the environment around them.

CUT TO
EXT. BUDLEIGH BABBERTON - SAME TIME
Wind, rain, and hail spread very violently around the normally-quiet town; people are hurled backward on the spot; trees and cottages lift off the ground inexplicably. DISSOLVE and this mayhem is the cover story of THE DAILY PROPHET, with the headline "DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE."

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - HOSPITAL WING - NIGHT
RON sits up in bed, fully dressed as though ready to leave. HARRY, HERMIONE, and GINNY are gathered around him.

GINNY
Look at all of this. They're taking over and all we're doing is sitting here?

HERMIONE
Harry, you have to -

HARRY
I know, I have to get Slughorn's memory. But how? It doesn't even look like the Prince has any useful tricks.

HERMIONE
It's not about tricking him.

GINNY
Exactly; just be your usual charming self.
(beat)
Actually, your mother was always his favorite - can't you use that somehow?

RON
Look, you're overlooking the obvious, mate.

HARRY
And what's that?

RON
Felix; there's a whole bottle up in your room.

HERMIONE
Ron, that's a brilliant idea!

HARRY
It is. I'm on it!
  



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HBP scenes 28-30: FELIX FELICIS/THE REAL MEMORY/HORCRUXES:    


  
CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – GRYFFINDOR BOYS’ DORMITORY – MOMENTS LATER
HARRY takes a drink of the golden FELIX FELICIS.

HERMIONE
How do you feel?

HARRY
(beaming)
Excellent! I don’t know how to describe it, it’s like…like I could do anything. Anything!
(beat)
Right, I’m going down to Hagrid’s.

HERMIONE
What?!

GINNY
Hagrid’s?

HERMIONE
Shouldn’t you be looking for Slughorn?

HARRY
Oh, I don’t have to; he’s at Hagrid’s.

GINNY
How do you know that?

HARRY
I just do. Trust me, I know what I’m doing.

HERMIONE and GINNY look…skeptical.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – ENTRANCE HALL – MOMENTS LATER
HARRY walks up to the front doors confidently but FILCH grabs him on the shoulder from behind.

FILCH
And where do you think you’re going, Potter?

HARRY
Just out for a walk.

FILCH
Not even you have the right to walk about the grounds when you please.

Suddenly a loud clattering and smashing from above distracts him.

FILCH
(walking off)
Ruddy poltergeist; I’ll deal with you later.

HARRY
Good luck.

CUT TO
HARRY walks downhill to HAGRID’s hut; he knocks on the door a couple of times over the sound of some off-key singing from HAGRID and SLUGHORN.

HAGRID
(opening the door)
Harry! You came!

HARRY
I did…

HAGRID
Well, come in, have a seat.

He opens the door and lets HARRY in.

SLUGHORN
Ah, Harry!

HARRY
Professor Slughorn; what is all this?

HAGRID
Oh, I thought ya knew; Aragog’s passed away.

HARRY
(sitting down)
Aragog? You mean that giant spider you kept in the forbidden forest?

HAGRID
That’s him. He’s been sick for a while.

SLUGHORN
Yes, terrible tragedy. Acromantulas are such marvelous beasts, and their venom is…so rare.

HAGRID
You know, Harry, he always liked you, Aragog.

HARRY
You know, I’d gotten that impression!

SLUGHORN
Here, shall we have a drink, toast the creature?

HAGRID
I’ll drink to that!

SLUGHORN takes three glasses and pours some mead into each and they all raise them in a toast.

SLUGHORN
To Aragog!

HARRY & HAGRID
Aragog!

HAGRID and SLUGHORN drink theirs right down.

HAGRID
Would you believe I’d had him since he was just a baby, used to keep him in a cupboard up in the castle until…

SLUGHORN
That is fascinating. You know, I always believed that acromantulas…

HARRY looks over and refills both of their glasses by tapping the rim with his wand.

SLUGHORN
…But actually I was just informed – oh, look there, my drink’s refilled! This calls for another toast then, doesn’t it! To Hogwarts, yes?

HAGRID
I’ll drink to that!

HARRY, HAGRID, & SLUGHORN
To Hogwarts!

Again HAGRID and SLUGHORN chug their drinks down and HARRY doesn’t touch his.

SLUGHORN
You’re rather quiet, Harry.

HARRY
Oh, well…you know, I just don’t know what to say, I’m just so overcome by…grief.

SLUGHORN
Ah, of course.

HARRY
Yeah; more mead then? Shall we use it up?

HARRY leans over to refill.

CUT TO
INT. HAGRID’S HUT – A WHILE LATER
HARRY is slumped back in his chair as HAGRID and SLUGHORN – neither of whom can quite keep their head up now - start on their next round.

HAGRID
(laughing)
And so I said to him, I said to the boy, “you have to stroke the spine, of course!”

SLUGHORN laughs.

HAGRID
You remember that, Harry?

HARRY
Yeah, yeah.

HAGRID
Well then – to Harry Potter!

SLUGHORN
Yes that’s right, to Parry Otter! The Chosen Boy Who…well, something of that nature.

HAGRID
And to Lily and James Potter – two finer, braver wizards you’ll never find!

HARRY & SLUGHORN
Hear hear!

SLUGHORN
The wizarding world misses them greatly.

They drain their glasses; HAGRID then passes out, his head falling on the table with a thud.

SLUGHORN
Oh dear, is he alright?

HARRY
He’ll be fine, don’t worry about him.

HAGRID begins to snore.

HARRY
There, see?

SLUGHORN
Ah; well, sad night, sad night.

HARRY
It is.
(beat)
Did you know my father died first?

SLUGHORN
Pardon me?

HARRY
Yeah, Voldemort killed him and then he moved onto my mother. And she didn’t need to die, she could’ve run.

SLUGHORN
(whispered)
She could have?

HARRY
She begged him not to go near me, but he was going to kill me no matter what.

SLUGHORN
I think that is enough.

HARRY
And so she let herself die, right there.

SLUGHORN
That’s enough! Good lord, I don’t need to hear about such things! I’m just an old man…

HARRY
I’m sorry; I forgot, she was your favorite student, right? You liked her?

SLUGHORN
(tears in his eyes)
I can’t imagine that anyone would meet Lily Evans and not like her: she was smart, funny…it was the most horrible thing when I found out.

HARRY
But you won’t help her son? She gave me her life, and you won’t give me a memory?

SLUGHORN
It’s not a question of if I want to help you, I do, but you have to understand what you ask of me -

HARRY
Professor, Dumbledore and I need that memory; I’m The Chosen One, I have to defeat Voldemort!

SLUGHORN
But this is more than I am prepared to give –

HARRY
You don’t want to get rid of him then? The wizard who killed Lily Evans?

SLUGHORN
Of course I do!

HARRY
Are you afraid he’ll find out you helped me? Are you afraid he’ll come after you? Be brave, Professor, be brave like my mother.

As SLUGHORN considers this, HARRY takes an empty vial out from his pocket and places it between them.

SLUGHORN
I’m not proud, I…I think I have done a great deal of damage…

HARRY
Anything you might’ve done would be canceled out if you gave me that memory.

SLUGHORN takes his wand, places it at his temple, and removes a long strand of memory, placing it into the vial with a trembling hand.

SLUGHORN
Just…don’t think too harshly of me after you see it.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE – MOMENTS LATER
HARRY runs past the stone gargoyle up the staircase to DUMBLEDORE’s office and bursts in without knocking.

HARRY
Professor! Professor Dumbledore, I’ve got it, I’ve got Slughorn’s memory!

DUMBLEDORE appears upstairs and looks over the banister at him.

DUMBLEDORE
Well done, Harry! Let’s see it then.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – POTIONS DUNGEON
Again, we see the 16-year-old TOM RIDDLE staying behind as the rest of the class leaves around him and calls or waves goodbye.

SLUGHORN (O.S)
Avery, Lestrange, if I don’t see those essays on my desk tomorrow it’s detention for you both!

RIDDLE, wearing MORFIN’s ring, twists it absently and approaches SLUGHORN’s desk.

SLUGHORN
Look sharp, Tom, you don’t want to be late, and you a Prefect. What is it?

RIDDLE
Well, sir, I was wondering…I was wondering if you could tell me anything about horcruxes.

SLUGHORN
Did you say…horcruxes?

RIDDLE
Yes, I did.

SLUGHORN
Project for Defense Against the Dark Arts, is it?

RIDDLE
Not exactly, no. I came across the term while reading and didn’t quite understand it.

SLUGHORN
Well, good luck finding any information on horcruxes here, Tom; this is very dark stuff, very dark indeed.

RIDDLE
Then you do know all about them? I mean, if you can’t tell me, I won’t push the matter, but I figured if anyone could, it would be you.

SLUGHORN
(fiddling with his tie)
I suppose it can’t hurt to give you an overview…just so you know. But understand, I would not trust any other student with the information I am about to give you. A horcrux is an object in which a witch or wizard has concealed…a part of their soul.

RIDDLE
I don’t understand; how does that work?

SLUGHORN
You split your soul, so that part of it is contained within this object, and, even if the individual’s body is maimed or destroyed, they cannot die.

RIDDLE
And how do you split your soul? I realize there would be a spell, of course –

SLUGHORN
Surely you realize, Tom, that there are few who’d want this sort of life; the act of tearing one’s soul apart is against nature, it’s a great violation – death would, in fact, be preferable.

RIDDLE
But how do you do it?

SLUGHORN
Through the ultimate act of evil: by committing murder. Murder rips the soul, rips it beyond repair. It’s a vile and terrible thing, a horcrux.

RIDDLE
Oh, I don’t mean to bother, sir.

SLUGHORN
No, not at all, it’s natural to be curious about such things; I would expect no less than the highest intellectual curiosity from you, Tom.

RIDDLE
There’s one last thing I want to ask then: can you only split your soul once? Wouldn’t more horcruxes make you even more powerful? For instance, isn’t seven the most powerfully magical number?

SLUGHORN
Merlin’s beard! Seven?! Isn’t it bad enough to think of killing ONE person, but to rip the soul into SEVEN pieces!

SLUGHORN looks at RIDDLE as if seeing him for the first time.

SLUGHORN
But of course, this is all hypothetical, isn’t it?

RIDDLE
Of course it is.

SLUGHORN
Do me a favor: keep this all between us. If Dumbledore, for instance, knew that we had discussed horcruxes…

RIDDLE
I won’t tell anyone. Thank you, Professor.

DUMBLEDORE (O.S.)
Thank you, Harry.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE – A MOMENT LATER

DUMBLEDORE
What we have just seen…proves the theory under which I have been working.

HARRY
So you think then that Voldemort had a horcrux hidden somewhere when he…well, not died. And that’s why he survived, a bit of his soul was safe?

DUMBLEDORE
A bit…or more. You saw it yourself, what Voldemort wanted was to know how one would create multiple horcruxes; he was ready and willing to murder however many he deemed fitting in his bid for immortality, and he knew that no book would give him the information he wanted.

DUMBLEDORE pauses to gather his thoughts.

DUMBLEDORE
Four years ago, I received certain proof that Voldemort had made at least one horcrux.

HARRY
Where? How?

DUMBLEDORE
You handed it right to me, Harry.

The image of HARRY picking up TOM RIDDLE’s old, weathered black diary flashes onscreen as DUMBLEDORE announces:

DUMBLEDORE
Tom Riddle’s diary: the one that opened The Chamber of Secrets, and possessed Miss Weasley.

HARRY
I’m not sure I –

DUMBLEDORE
What you described to me that night was unlike anything I’d ever heard before: a mere memory beginning to take corporeal form, a memory draining the life out of the girl into whose hands it fell? No – no, it was far more sinister than that.

HARRY
So what I destroyed, it was actually a piece of his soul?

DUMBLEDORE
If I’m not mistaken. What has long concerned me is the careless way Voldemort treated this object: Lucius Malfoy was the one who dropped the diary into Ginny Weasley’s cauldron, and I find it rather suspect that the so-called Dark Lord would entrust such a valued item to anyone. And let’s not forget that this diary was meant as not just a safeguard but a weapon as well. Terrifying as it seems, this appears to be an indication that Voldemort succeeded in making more than one horcrux, and perhaps...

DUMBLEDORE takes a meaningful look at HARRY.

DUMBLEDORE
...several.

HARRY
So basically we’re just getting further away from stopping him?

DUMBLEDORE
On the contrary. We are now closer to stopping Lord Voldemort than ever before.

HARRY
Then what next?

DUMBLEDORE
Next? Next are the words “isn’t seven the most powerfully magical number?” I think the idea of a seven-part sould would have been very appealing to Voldemort, wouldn’t you agree?

HARRY
Six horcruxes? They could be anywhere, they could be anything, the could be invisible!

DUMBLEDORE
Then you appreciate the magnitude of our problem. Although, I believe the number has brought down to four; you have destroyed one, the diary, and I have destroyed another.

DUMBLEDORE raises his disfigured right hand.

HARRY
You have? What was it…wait…

The image of RIDDLE twisting the black ring with the cracked stone in the center flashes onscreen as HARRY realizes:

HARRY (O.S.)
The ring Morfin wore, the one Voldemort took?

HARRY
The one you had on when we met to see Slughorn, that was it, wasn’t it? And what’s happened to your hand is a curse from trying to take it in the first place?

DUMBLEDORE
You’re much too clever, Harry; I must admit I was looking forward to finally telling you the story myself. What’s important, though, is that it is gone now.

HARRY
Where did you find it?

DUMBLEDORE
At the Gaunt home; I have, as you know, made it a priority to learn as much about Lord Voldemort’s past as I can.

HARRY
Couldn’t the rest of the horcruxes be, I don’t know, anything? Tin cans? Old bottles?

DUMBLEDORE
What you’re describing is a portkey; no, Voldemort always liked to collect trophies. His strong will to prove himself, to carve out a more ‘spectacular’ legacy, he would be drawn to items with a unique significance in the magical world. The diary that proved he was the heir of Slytherin, the ring that had been handed down from one "pureblood" line to the next, from Slytherin to Peverell…

HARRY
And you think you know what the others are?

DUMBLEDORE
I have been searching for some time, for objects that have a grandeur in themselves, ones that may have disappeared over time.

The image of the old locket with the raised S falling onto RIDDLE’s bed flashes onscreen.

HARRY (O.S.)
The locket!

HARRY
Slytherin’s locket, he had it at the orphanage!!

DUMBLEDORE
That is EXACTLY what I had in mind.

HARRY
So, might he have tried to use things from all the Houses?

DUMBLEDORE
I was unable to procure any memories from this period, but Tom Riddle spent a short time after his graduation working at Borgin & Burke’s, procuring antiques from witches and wizards willing to sell them. In this way, he might’ve been able to capture the last remaining Hufflepuff heirloom, a cup with the House’s insignia.

HARRY
And the others?

DUMBLEDORE
Well, the last tangible link to Godric Gryffindor is resting in that case over there.

He motions to the glass case at the rear wall, containing the sword of GRYFFINDOR.

DUMBLEDORE
I cannot answer for Ravenclaw’s.

HARRY
There’s one left.

DUMBLEDORE
I wonder what you’ll think when I tell you that I have been intrigued by the behavior of Voldemort’s snake, Nagini.

The image of the great snake slithering down the corridor to the HALL OF PROPHECY flashes onscreen.

HARRY
You can use animals?!

DUMBLEDORE
It is inadvisable, but yes. It seems to me that he has a very irregular control over her, and considering that Slytherin’s symbol was a serpent, he’s probably as fond of Nagini as it is possible for him to be.

HARRY takes a pause to let this in before asking:

HARRY
When a horcrux is destroyed, can he feel it?

DUMBLEDORE
An interesting question; I think most likely Voldemort’s very soul is so mutilated that he can’t. That is, until the last of him is vanquished. Perhaps then, he will.

HARRY
So if we destroy them if we destroy all the horcruxes -

DUMBLEDORE
Voldemort could be killed.

HARRY
And just how am I supposed to do that? Because it has to be me, and the prophecy said I had power The Dark Lord knows not, which I DON’T!

DUMBLEDORE
But you do! Harry, after all that you have been through, after everything you’ve seen, you can still, after all, love.

HARRY
Great, I can love!

DUMBLEDORE
Do not underestimate this.

HARRY
But it just comes down to the same thing! I have to kill him or he kills me, no matter what!

DUMBLEDORE
You are placing too much store in the prophecy! Don’t you see, it only matters because Voldemort acted on it, nothing more. The remarkable person who stands before me would still be standing before me if Voldemort had murdered Lily and James Potter with or without a prophecy!

HARRY
But –

DUMBLEDORE
Let me put it this way: it is the difference between being dragged into a fight kicking and screaming and walking to your fate with your head held high.

HARRY
I understand. And so did my parents.

DUMBLEDORE
The enemy we fight does not. The reason we face this…this horror is that Voldemort, for all his ability, never possessed the wisdom to see that, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

HARRY
Sir, the next time you find one…can I come?

DUMBLEDORE
Of course.
  



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