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1.1: Exterior, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, night. The entire student body stands lining the torchlight path leading from the entrance to a waiting Kestrel drawn carriage. Walking down the middle of the path is Clea, age eleven, followed by Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape, both considerably younger than in the Harry Potter book and movie series.
Dumbledore: I hope you understand why you must leave the school, young lady. It’s not that you aren’t welcome here, it’s just . . .
1.2: Clea walking along the path, Dumbledore and Snape trailing a good distance behind, a young white-haired boy, a Malfoy, stepping forward.
Malfoy: Good riddance, you Dark Dimension rubbish!
1.3: Clea using some Ditko-inspired magic to lift the boy off the ground, vaguely demonic energies emanating from her hands and surrounding the boy in vapor tentacles. Dumbledore and Snape are flinching back slightly.
Dumbledore: Oh my!
1.4: The boy being slammed to the ground behind the departing Clea, Dumbledore and Snape, the gathered students looking at their fallen classmate, most snickering, the rest recoiling in fear.
Snape: Just like his uncle.
Dumbledore: Well, some bloodlines that will never change . . .
1.5: Clea, a smirk on her face, getting into the carriage. Dumbledore and Snape watching in the background.
Dumbledore: . . . and others appear to just get better and brighter with age.
1.6: The carriage departing into the night, Dumbledore and Snape looking after it, whispering in tones only they can hear.
Snape: Do you think Clea will be alright, Professor?
Dumbledore: Most certainly, Severus, and I do believe that returning her to her home is exactly where she will do the most good.
Oh how I love to see a Malfoy get their comeuppance. The placing of CLEA in the Potterverse is perfect. It almost seems that CLEA was a Slytherin in your script, which makes Snake's concern fitting. Very enjoyable all around, Derek.ReplyDelete