Guest Author - Lisa Shea
Chapter 1 of Order of the Phoenix: Dudley Demented. The story opens with Harry Potter trying to listen to the news, because he is convinced Lord Voldemort is out causing trouble and is furious that he's stuck with the Dursleys while this is happening. He listens to the news nightly, worried that it will report disaster - and always relieved and frustrated when nothing happens.
We learn that Harry is becoming more feisty, and that Dudley is now a boxer and a gang member / leader. Harry is frustrated that his friends aren't sending him any news either.
Harry catches up to Dudley on their way home and the two are attacked by Dementors. Harry uses magic to save them, although Dudley thinks that Harry is the one attacking them. Harry does drive the Dementors away, though, and at the end of the chapter Harry is shocked to realize that his neighbor - Mrs. Figg - is actually someone who knows about wizards. And Mrs. Figg indicates that Mundungus Fletcher was supposed to be helping watch over Harry.
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