comment by Viliam_Bur ·
2015-03-04T21:39:53.484Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
Oh. I was expecting something like...
Chapter 116, alternative version
Harry spun his Time-Turner and returned six hours into the past. Then he took his broomstick and hurried towards Hogwarts.
This time he decided not to repeat his usual mistake. If Lord Voldemort could learn, so could Harry. He didn't have to solve all the problems of the world alone. And Professor Quirrell, his alter ego, was not the only available option.
He hesitated a bit before knocking on Headmaster Dumbledore's door. This is going to be so awkward, he thought. He tried to imagine what to say. Hello, Headmaster. Professor Quirrell is Lord Voldemort, and I have killed him in the future. By the way, it was me in Azkaban, sorry about it, I didn't know back then. Anyway, you are going to die in the mirror soon. To avoid a time paradox, could you just send a copy of yourself or something? Please hurry, we don't have time, you have to trust me! Ironically, that would sound really insane, but Harry now trusted Headmaster Dumbledore to be able to deal with the news. Dumbledore was willing to sacrifice his own life, if it meant destroying the Dark Lord, but Harry hoped there would be a way to avoid it. The timeline had to proceed as Harry had experienced it, but if it turned out that what Harry believed to be real people were instead merely convincing illusions, then no one had to die. Maybe he could also save Lucius Malfoy, or even all the Death Eaters.
Then Harry noticed the door was open. He slowly walked inside the dark and seemingly empty room. Maybe he should write a message and leave it on the desk...
The door suddenly shut. A person standing in the dark was pointing a magical wand at Harry.
"Drop your wand immediately. Then don't move. We have to talk."
Harry's brain was so shocked that only afterwards he realized his fingers have already obeyed the command automatically.
"Yes, Harry, always playing one level higher than you," Professor Quirrell said, smiling. "I see you have returned from the future, which obviously means that my plans didn't work as expected. That is an admirable achievement. Now you are going to explain me all that happened in future, in Parseltongue. And then I will see what I can change to preserve your experiences while giving myself a more favourable outcome."
This is the second part of your exam. You have 60 hours. Your solution must allow Lord Voldemort to survive the following six hours without creating a paradox in timeline, without losing his consciousness or magical abilities. Otherwise you will get a shorter "Voldemort was defeated and they all lived happily ever after" ending.
The following chapters 117, 118, 119, and 120 will contain the remaining four parts of the exam, where you will solve even more complicated problems from the viewpoint of Headmaster Dumbledore, Hermione, Severus Snape, and Minerva McGonagall. The last chapter 121 will contain a surprising revelation that all of them are actually horcruxes of Baba Yaga. Oops, sorry for spoilers.
Replies from: Gondolinian, shminux, SilentCal
↑ comment by Gondolinian ·
2015-03-04T21:47:08.397Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
Harry spun his Time-Turner and returned six hours into the past.
Harry only has one hour left on his Time-Turner for the day; he used five hours to do everything he did with Voldemort after Voldemort sent him the forged note at the Quidditch game earlier.
↑ comment by shminux ·
2015-03-04T22:18:37.315Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
Then Harry noticed the door was open. He slowly walked inside the dark and seemingly empty room.
HPMoR!Harry would never ever do that.
↑ comment by SilentCal ·
2015-03-04T22:16:54.528Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
Hardest part to fake is Harry's sense of doom/scar pain/resonance: there probably has to actually be a Riddle in the Voldemort-body as it gets stunned, obliviated and transfigured. Better make sure it's a Horcrux V1 copy. So bring a V1 Horcrux, use it to overwrite the Voldemort body you create with the Stone, then possess that body on top of the Riddle already in there, then abandon ship right before the stunning hex.