Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Chapter 1The Boy who Lived
“Albus Dumbledore didn’t seem to realize that he had just arrived in a
street where everything from his name to his boots was unwelcome. He was
busy rummaging in his cloak, looking for something. But he did seem to
realize he was being watched, because he looked up suddenly at the cat,
which was still staring at him from the other end of the street. For
some reason, the sight of the cat seemed to amuse him. He chuckled and
muttered, ‘I should have known.’”
Redid this illustration for chapter one! hope you guys like it!!!
AU - Remus realizes Sirius is innocent and works to get him free.
It’s hard work and long hours, blisters from holding pens to tight and paper cuts from turning the pages too sharply, midnight coffee runs and 6-am tea breaks. It’s days that drag and sleepless nights, midnight excursions to bookstores and libraries and mid-morning runs to the bagel shop on the corner. It’s racking his brain for terms and words and things he never thought he’d need to know, and it’s one thought that runs and skips and bounces through his head.
Who knew law was so hard?
It’s worth it though - he knows it. His head is crammed full of legal terms and on written on his palm is the date and time of the next TOWEL, Test of Eccentric Wizarding Law. If he passes, and he will, he’ll be a British wizard-lawyer, a werewolf one too because that doesn’t matter to the Bar of Wizarding Lawyers (BOWL).
So he keeps working. He keeps digging through books with yellowed, delicate pages for obscure wording that he can turn in his favor. He keeps brewing coffee at 1:36-am while sucking on licorice wands and pouring over a book titled Wizarding Law for Semi-Advanced Hobbyists (it’s just to keep him refreshed – he’s no hobbyist). He keeps asking random witches in Diagon Alley to quiz him off of flashcards. He keeps going.
And it pays off when he struts into Azkaban as Sirius Black’s new lawyer and a date written on his hand, not for the bar test, but for the trial.