RP: Meeting Who: Everyone When: 9:00 AM, 21st May Where: Great Hall What: Harry brings everyone up to date
Harry was getting this explanation down to an art form, but while talking to his friends, it was mostly about giving the evidence, his guesses and letting them spot any problems, it was different when talking to so many people, when he had to convince them that he was right, but he supposed that this was what he did.
"Morning, I wanted to bring you all here to discuss something important, something that will keep away from the journals when possible. As you know, we've uncovered the first clue. While it doesn't tell us where the vault is, the clue and more importantly the way we got to the clue made me think." He stopped pacing and stood in front of the professors' table, looking down at their little group. "The clues were part of my life, part of Ron and Hermione's lives. The twins' store, the chess game to read the Sorcerer's Stone. There's so much that it's directed at us, that it got me thinking."
He jumped so he could sit on the table. "When we got here, we read that they were doing experiments to help with pregnancies. We all took it for good, because none of us knew better, but the younger generations have told us that there were plenty of spells already available, including an experimental spell to create a child without a mother, all done with magic. There were already spells that did what allegedly the Ministry did, so why would the Ministry, why would Hermione, the most logical person I know, approve something so stupid? Why would Padma, a person who is known for her ability to keep her calm, throw a fit and quit instead of staying and sabotaging things from the inside? It makes no sense. Why would I agree to force people to have children? None of this makes sense.
"Parvati had a vision that foretold the end of our civilization. It was supposed to be something that only Ministers knew, but Ministers change and their advisers know and eventually people find out, so here's what I'm thinking. People knew about the end so they wanted more children. Purebloods blaiming the influence of the Muggle world. Half-bloods and Muggleborns claiming that we needed to open more," he said. "But what if behind the scenes they were working together, pushing their own agenda, trying to create spells to force pregnancies, create clones, we don't know this part."
He jumped off the table. "I think we found out. Hermione wouldn't have kept me and Ron in the dark about the prophecy when things were going to hell, and we would have needed the D.A. I believe that the rumours, the 'experiments', they were a combination of us trying to save our people. We must have been working on a way to get people back either through time or death magic, and that was nothing we could have done within the Ministry, so off Padma went and she started researching, while we prepared things for after, for when people came back. I also think that we might have leaked enough conflicting information that countries and magical beings didn't come here to check."
Parvati spoke up. "That might explain why Firenze hasn't answered me yet. They wouldn't be happy if they suspected that we were messing with time and death."
"I wouldn't be happy either, but if we had no choice-" He shrugged. "I don't think the castle did it. I think we did it, but maybe people died before it could be perfected. I could keep things together, create clues, prepare a vault, but I wouldn't have been able to deal with the magic. I might have cast whatever spell I had when there was no more time left. Or we might have had a good spell, but it mixed with all the magic at Hogwarts. We don't know, but we need to find out more. This won't be easy, but from now on, most of our resources will be devoted to researching this. We will find what happened and we'll make sure that it doesn't happen again. Padma will coordinate the research arm of this. As of now, all of your other jobs are secondary to what she needs. This time, I don't need Hermione and Ron. I don't need the D.A.. I need everyone. Every single one of you has something to contribute, whether you know it or not."
He smiled. "And since we're about to throw ourselves into this and probably working more than the regular work day, I'm making official a proposal from Jamie and everyone will have twenty days off to take as you like. You also have ten sick days. Finally if you want to switch day from the weekday to the weekend and it's approved by whoever is your Head, then it's fine too." And if people worked 24/7, 7 days a week he wouldn't say anything, because that was his default. "While we're all here, let's take the time to talk to each other and start organizing time. You can talk to me privately as well if you need to."