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Harry Potter was Sorted into Slytherin after a crappy childhood. His brother Jim is believed to be the Boy Who Lived. Think you know this story? Think again.
Harry Potter and all associated characters are the property of JK Rowling. Prince of Slytherin, as well as all original characters are the property of The Sinister Man.
Harry Potter and the prince of Slytherin written by the Sinister Man chapter, 25 Slytherin Maneuvers part, one, the 14th of April 1992.
to Harry's amazement.
And despite the presence of a homicidal, dark lord and a git who lived sharing the same school.
Second semester had been almost boring.
Hermione's study group survived the loss of lavender and poverty.
Although there was almost a mutiny when she announced in the middle of March that she wanted to start revising for the end of term exams, the Gryffindor 4 as Jim Ron Dean and Sheamus came to be known improved dramatically in potions class under lavender's tutelage, at least until Draco in the display of childishness began to sabotage Jim's potions on a regular basis.
Jim could never prove it to Snape's satisfaction.
Not that Snape needed much of a reason to dock points from the other Potter as the potions Master insisted on calling Jim even to his face, practically the only excitement in the first three months had come during the Gryffindor Hufflepuff quidditch match back in February.
Madam Hooch had apparently come down with some minor ailment and couldn't referee.
And so Snape inexplicably was pressed into Service as her replacement, Harry and Blaze, privately concluded that he must have lost a bet to one of the other professors, the man's General disdain for critic was well known and Harry was surprised that he even knew the rules well enough to officiate.
In fact, many of the slytherins were taking bets themselves on whether Snape would just start making up rules in order to penalize the gryffindors, apparently, the lions were afraid of the same thing because Jim was so focused he caught the snitch in under five minutes, a new school record much to the embarrassment of the Badgers, somewhat cocky new Seeker.
Third year, Cedric Diggory.
This early morning, found Harry sitting in the library reading the disguised occlumancy book, Snape had given him.
It was Tuesday and classes were canceled as most students would be leaving that afternoon for Easter break and not returning until the next Monday evening.
Unfortunately, quite a few more slytherins were staying at school than had remained over the Christmas holidays this annoyed, Harry as he'd hoped to spend time in the lair when there were no students around, but both seventh-year prefects were staying behind to study for their upcoming nudes.
And their respective rooms were on either side of the lair's entrance, Hermione and Neville sat across the table from Harry studying when the door to the library opened up and to Harry's surprise, Hagrid entered, he'd had a few reasonably decent interactions with the half giant, but they weren't on close terms.
In fact, Hagrid actually seemed somewhat nervous around Harry, who assumed that Jim and Ron had poisoned the man against him with anti-slytherin propaganda, regardless the spectacle of Hagrid in the Hogwarts Library was enough to catch Harry's interest.
He was further intrigued when hermioneer Neville began watching Hagrid intently while trying and failing to be discreet about it.
Hagrid himself was equally amusing as he sought to make his ways stealthily through the library to the section on magical creatures.
And then back out again with several books about dragon breeding.
It was like watching an elephant trying to tiptoe as he left Neville and Hermione, followed him with their eyes.
Then they looked at each other and proceeded to exchange a series of truly remarkable glares and facial expressions with the completely unsuccessful intention of communicating with one another while keeping Harry out of the loop, the gist of it.
He intuited easily was that Neville wanted Hermione to tell Harry about what Hagrid was up to presumably to get Harry's advice.
But for some reason she was reluctant.
Finally, their efforts at Gryffindor subtlety became too excruciating to watch.
So he put his book down and raised a privacy Shield.
So he said, brightly, Hagrid's breeding dragons, I.
They both looked at him in shock.
How did you know that Hermione asked I, didn't, I guessed and you just confirmed it how far along is he wouldn't answer.
So Neville, finally said, little Norbert is supposed to hatch in another week or two Norbert, of course, that's that's adorable, plus.
We've already reached the accessory before the fact stage tell me Hermione have you looked up the sentence for illegal dragon breeding yet Harry asked with a smirk, the witch, seemingly couldn't decide whether to be more annoyed with Harry or worried about Hagrid a minimum of three years in Azkaban.
She finally said, hmm, well, I, wouldn't worry, I'm, sure, that's, just for grown-ups, any minor accomplices will just be expelled.
So Neville, I'm guessing that you want sneaky Slytherin advice on how to resolve this Calamity in the making, but I'm curious as to why Hermione here doesn't want to involve me dare I hope it's.
Because she cares enough about me to not want me to get a criminal record.
He wriggled his eyebrows at her.
Her mind is scoffed, no I mean, I, don't want anyone to get a criminal record? It's just I know, you're a Slytherin and we're gryffindors.
But she turned to Neville in annoyance.
We shouldn't have to ask Harry every time we need a cunning plan.
Gryffindors can be cunning when we need to be summoning.
Incredible reserves of will Harry did not laugh out loud.
Neville just shook his head Hermione.
He said, despairingly, right now, the closest thing we have to a cunning plan is the one Ron came up with Harry did Snicker at that, albeit apologetically, sorry, you're going with the weasels plan.
Please tell me what it is.
I need something to brighten my day.
The two lions glared at him it's, not that bad Hermione said in a huff Ronald's brother Charlie works at a dragon sanctuary in Romania in a few weeks after the dragon hatches and has grown a bit some of his friends will fly over via broom from Romania and pick up the cage dragon from the astronomy Tower then they'll fly it back to the sanctuary Harry nodded at that.
And then started ticking off points.
One by one on his fingers, a baby dragon in a cage, breathing fire, transported on wooden broomsticks, presumably flying in tandem.
All the way from here to Romania Harry shook his head.
And these are friends of Charlie Weasley's.
You say, are you quite sure they're, not his enemies that he's scheming to destroy you already know, the penalty for unlicensed dragon breeding have you looked up the penalties for international Dragon smuggling because I bet they're a lot worse, Harry started Neville, what kind of dragon interrupted Harry.
The two looked at one another, a Norwegian Ridgeback said, Hermione, uh-huh and has anyone pointed out to Hagrid that he lives in a wooden Hut side.
Neville, right? The answer is no I'm, not getting involved.
Not when grown men who should know better involve kids our age and criminal activities because it's fun, I bet every single person involved in.
This is a Gryffindor.
He shook his head as he took in the Ridiculousness of the situation.
Seriously, if you're worried about Hagrid getting into trouble, why don't you just tell McGonagall about it Lord knows there's worse, things at Hogwarts than an illicit baby dragon that the staff will merrily cover up.
Professor, McGonagall, Harry said, Hermione causing the Slytherin to close his eyes and quickly count to ten and I don't think that even she will Overlook illegal dragon breeding, which only makes it even more obvious that it's, not something first year should be involved with I have begged you not to get involved in Jim Potter's, crazy schemes till I'm blue in the face.
And now you want to risk expulsion because a staff member wants an illegal pet dragon I, don't know, what else to say you don't have to say anything Harry if you'll recall I didn't want to involve you anyway, said, Hermione, angrily before getting up and walking away, Neville's side, nice going Harry.
He stood and followed his fellow Gryffindor out of the library Harry, closed his eyes again and rubbed his temples, too frustrated to return to occlancy training, which was ironic as occlimency was supposed to help with emotional control.
He packed up his bags and returned to his dorm.
Unfortunately, if he had any hopes that the slytherins were acting more sensibly than the gryffindors, they were quickly.
Dashed, Harry walked through the passage door.
Just in time to see Theo hop three times in the direction of his wand, which was lying on the floor before losing his balance and falling flat on his face, nearby Malfoy, crab and Goyle were laughing at him with their wands out when they noticed Harry come in rather foolishly.
They hesitated for a second before targeting him long enough for Harry to reflexively draw his own wand.
Faced with three opponents Harry, ignored them all and pointed his wand behind them, axio coffee table at Harry's command, the coffee table behind the boys slid quickly in his Direction, knocking all off their legs out from under them and dumping the three to the ground off to one side.
Pansy Parkinson tried to stealthily draw her own wand without even looking Harry said, I, wouldn't, pansy.
You wouldn't, look quite so fetching covered.
She froze her eyes wide.
Meanwhile, Theo recovered.
His wand swiftly cast the counter Jinx to the leglocker curse that had been used on him and jumped up to stand at Harry's side.
So you've been reduced to cravenly bullying, your own fellow slytherins in the common room.
Your father would be so proud shut up.
Half, Blood, snull Draco as he climbed to his feet you're.
No more worthy to mention my father than you are to even be a Slytherin.
Harry shook his head.
Sadly, was Halloween that long ago, Malfoy that you've already forgotten.
It you're pretty brave when it's three on one.
Do you want to try three on two? Um said, blaze as he walked into the room twirling, his wand, three on three actually, sorry.
Theo I was taking a nap and didn't hear the commotion Harry smiled and looked back at Draco three on three.
It is Malfoy.
In your case that's like being hopelessly outnumbered.
Draco's face was a mask of Rage, but then he focused on Theo and sneered.
And to think the son of Lord Tiberius, not depended on blood traitors consorting with mud Bloods, even I wonder, what your father would say if he knew Theo stiffened, but he refused to show Fear.
Why don't you go tell him then Draco running around tattling on people like a spoiled child seems to be your Forte Harry glanced at Theo with a measure of Pride.
Then he looked back at Draco speculatively Malfoy are you quite sure? This is the route you want to take do you fully understand how much you're escalating things Draco.
Moved closer to the two with a superior.
Expression always Target, your enemy's, greatest weakness.
My father said, that was one of the secrets of winning in Slytherin.
Your greatest weakness is Theo, not Harry crooked an eyebrow at that.
So your father taught you that eh, Draco.
He thought to himself interesting I've read that book from the prince's Lair as well.
The actual quote is Target your enemies greatest weaknesses, but always from the Shadows, lest you invite his strongest reprisal, do you know what sort of reprisal you're inviting right now he said, none of that.
However, our disagreement has become awfully public Malfoy.
He said, instead, almost amiably, maybe we should take this to our dorm room for a more civilized discussion, Draco smiled, victoriously after you Harry put his wand away and confidently walked in the direction of the boy's dorm Theo walked behind Harry to his right side glaring at Malfoy in his lackeys.
As he went past Blaze fell in behind Harry on the left alongside Theo as they ascended.
The stairs Harry Theo started it's all right.
Theo, Harry, interrupted calmly, everything's, fine I've got this.
His voice was low.
And while it not as frightening or dangerous as it was last boxing day it.
Nevertheless reminded Theo, uncomfortably of how Harry talked that night with Jim Potter in the mirror room minutes later, the six Slytherin first years were in their dorm room facing each other tell me Malfoy.
What exactly do? You know about Tiberius knot that you leads you to think your threats should bother us.
I know, enough, I know, he's a violent drunkard with no patience for blood traitors, particularly in his own family, Harry nodded.
And despite that you have no problem with trying to turn him against Theo, no matter what the outcome Draco Shrugged.
As if the question was irrelevant, what outcome Potter any unpleasantness can be avoided completely? All you have to do is make some appropriate gesture in front of our peers.
Of course, to acknowledge that, you know, your place in the Slytherin hierarchy, which honestly I still don't.
Think you even have a place in the Slytherin hierarchy, but I suppose you and your Hangers On might be able to play some menial role in the future.
But anyway, whatever you choose to do make it quick father might decide to ask Lord, not over for dinner during the Easter break.
And he might ask me questions about what his son was up to Draco took a few steps closer to Harry your compassion for someone obviously beneath.
You is a weakness Potter.
A real Slytherin would have never made himself as vulnerable as you have blackmail and very crude poorly conceived blackmail at that and such pointless malice.
As if he has no goals Beyond, just making everyone grovel before him.
And he doesn't care how many enemies he makes in the process has Lucius Malfoy for some reason intentionally ruined his own son, Harry and Draco engaged in a stair-off for a few seconds before Harry.
Finally, deflated and looked down beaten and submissive.
Alright, you win how's how's this for a gesture Jim Potter has an invisibility cloak.
A good one.
In fact, I'm, pretty sure it's a Potter family, heirloom, just don't say anything to Theo's father over Easter break, please I'll get the cloak and give it to you when you come back I'll even present it to you in the common room in front of everyone.
When you return just just don't do anything to get Theo hurt okay, Draco smiled, then he actually reached up and patted Harry on the cheek.
As if he were a small child, of course, not Potter.
You have that cloak for me when I get back and I'll make sure your little friend doesn't get spanked too hard by his father this summer.
Then he snickered cruelly and left the room crab and Goyle following close behind Harry watched them as they left and continued to stare at the door.
After it closed Harry said, Theo after they were gone.
Have you gone mad if you steal a family heirloom and give it to Malfoy, you'll lose your air status for sure and it'll be for nothing because Malfoy will probably rat me out to Father.
Anyway, more importantly, said, blaze dryly.
You've completely ruined my social standing I thought, I was picking the winner with you Potter.
Instead, you just roll over to that little Ponce at the first real threat.
Harry continued to stare at the door roll over.
He said, the word slowly rolling them around in his mouth, as if they were foreign and alien roll over then he turned to face Blaze with an amused look on his face is that really what you think just happened Blaze.
My acting must be pretty good if I fooled, even you turned his burning gaze back to the door in just a few hours Malfoy is leaving for Easter break that six days he'll be away from the castle six days beyond my reach.
So naturally, I pretended to roll over.
And then promised him a gift suitable for his ego to ensure that he keeps his mouth shut until he gets back Blaze relaxed a bit at Harry's words.
So you've got a plan.
No said, Harry casually while still staring at the door, but I do have six days God made the world in six days, surely I can come up with a plan for dealing with little Lord bad faith in that amount of time and on the seventh day, we'll rest and Draco Malfoy will never trouble us again, Blaze and Theo.
Both looked wide-eyed at Harry for a second.
And then turned to look at each other somewhat nervously, neither of them spoke as they were both afraid to broach the topic of whether or not it was a good thing for Harry Potter to compare himself to God this episode was made possible by supporters on our patreon for as little as a dollar a month.
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