Waiting to be looked at, patiently hoping that you don’t judge me by my cover, yearning to jump into your arms, and then feeling low as you look at my neighbour and take her away.
Yes, that’s the story of me. A fanfic on the Harry Potter series.
I was born a few years ago. Deathly Hallows was released on 21st July 2007, and I was born exactly a month after that! My author had read the book on the day it was released. She wanted to ponder about the life of Percy Weasley, her favourite character, after the Battle at Hogwarts. She wondered why Percy was issuing broomstick regulations at Platform 9 and 3/4 after being Junior Assistant to the Minister of Magic! A little more research, and she found that he was made Head of the Department of Magical Transportation under Kingsley Shacklebolt’s ministry. She wanted to write a story about how Percy recreated his life and became a true Weasley, and simultaneously earned the trust of the members of the now-disbanded Order of The Phoenix.
I must warn you, I am pretty boring. The words on me are basic, and the story-telling is not that great. My story has a few ups and downs and many heartbreaks. But in the end my author ended the story in a happy way. And that’s what makes the book tolerable, isn’t it?
If I were to review myself, I would give three stars. One, because it’s me. Two, because Percy looks cute. Three, because it’s me.
I wonder what life would be if I were a different story: maybe the story about Ginny having an affair, or Luna becoming the Care of Magical Creatures professor? Or what if I were the story of Hugo being a complete failure in Arithmancy, and how he conquered the subject with a little help from Albus? I sometimes fantasize about being the story of Professor Severus Snape. If he were Harry’s dad, would Harry have become a Death Eater?
In case you are wondering, I don’t have any siblings. My author has lost her zest for writing, after the not-so-encouraging reviews by her friends and critics. But I like being here at the library. I have so many friends here, it feels like home! One of them is the story of “If Draco and Hermione were in love”. I hardly get to meet her often, because she’s always out of the library. My best friend is the story “If Harry Potter did not have the lightning bolt scar”. Her views on Harry’s seven years of learning at Hogwarts are just hilarious. Mind you, her author has added many more quests and challenges to replace the Voldemort-ending that every book usually has. I wonder why she isn’t in demand though. But that’s okay. At least I have one intelligent friend by my side always!
A few things that you must know about me before you pick me up:
- Don’t use bookmarks when you read me. It tickles badly!
- It would take you hardly one and a half hour to read me thoroughly. Forty-five minutes if you have a good reading speed and don’t like the story. So I would suggest that you sit here in the library and read me, and then take another better book home to read.
- If you still want to take this book home, it’s okay. But please don’t drink coffee while reading and spill it all over me! I have got burnt on page 97 four-five times. I wonder what my author has described on that page!
- Please do not write anything on me. But feel free to copy down any lines you like! I’ll surely let my boss know about that.
- And enjoy reading me. I daresay you will, but I think you should at least try to skim through a few pages.
- And yes, if you can, please do contact my author and boost her morale a little.
Oops. Looks like someone is going to take my bestie home tonight. Would you like to spend some time with me instead?