Filius’s Greatest Trick II

Title: Filius’s Greatest Trick II

Pairing: None

Warning: Mentions of child abuse, mental torture

Word Total: 780

The trip to Surrey was easily arranged. Filius got a picture of the neighborhood that Harry was being hidden in and apparated just outside it. A quick disillusionment charm and he was effectively invisible to muggles. The walk to the Dursley house was quiet, but then, it was mid-afternoon and he doubted there were many people around. But better safe than sorry.

Filius was glad he had taken the time to minimize his chances at being discovered when he saw one of Albus’s pet Order of the Phoenix members curled up in a neighbors hedge in their animagus form. He had no idea who the cat was, but he could tell it was a wizard. Not Minerva then. Good to know, he thought as he walked around the front of the property. He was outside the ward that Sharprock had mentioned, but only just.

Pulling out his wand, Filius carefully tested the construct his favorite pupil had left behind. Complex, layered and fiercely loyal, the wards all but sang to him a song that reminded him of Lily Potter. Yes, these were done by her hand and as such, they might, just might let him in. After all, she had been his Apprentice for several years before her marriage to James and Lily had always believed in hedging her bets.

At the first touch of his magic, the wards pulsed once and then settled down. Filius nodded once before he worked his way to the rear of the property. He needed someplace out of sight to work.

When he made it around to the back garden, he saw young Harry. The little boy was weeding with the narrow focus of the terrified and Filius held in a growl. He needed to concentrate on his task, get the Karma blessing on the house and only then, could he work on getting the child away from his prison.

The preparations for the blessing were very simple and he managed to get everything in place within five minutes. Karma was very much a mixed blessing where you never knew how things would turn out. Filius had a good feeling about this attempt though. He wasn’t asking the gods for himself, but for a child who needed every bit of help he could get.

Raising his wand he started casting. The whisper that left his lips was almost perfectly silent, since his disillusionment charm wouldn’t cover sound. “Lord and Lady, Earth and Sky, Fire and Water, let all sit judgement on any who have wronged Hadrian James Potter, the child of my friends James and Lily Potter. Judicium quia omnia, misericordiae quia nemo.

The spell he had agreed to with the Horde was harsh, but just. Judgement for all, mercy for none, indeed. While it might hit them, none of them could say that they weren’t complicit in what had happened to the heir of their unacknowledged Patron. But the greater majority of the Wizarding world was going to learn a lesson in Karma that would resonate the rest of the boy’s life. Filius could feel the moment when magic answered his plea and he breathed out a sigh of relief. “So mote it be.”

Spell done, he cleaned up the site of his spell work, both mundanely and magically. When there was no trace of his magic, he moved to the very edge of the wards and thrust his hand into the soil. Goblins were well suited to earth magics and Filius had taken the time to learn the craft well. Pushing his will out, he added a specific spell to the web of magic underlying 4 Privet Dr.

Sprout hated weeds and she had crafted a spell to take care of any in her greenhouses. It was easy to weave that into wards and they accepted the addition as readily as they had the blessing of Karma. All the little weeds that had been frustrating the child picking them were sucked back into the earth and turned into fertilizer for the plants that had been deliberately planted.

Filius raised his head and nodded in satisfaction. Harry was looking around, confused but seemingly happy that his chore was finished. Filius pulled his hand out of the soil and stood. He could do no more while the wards stood and Albus was controlling them. It was now a waiting game.

Trusting in the craft of Lily, Filius made his way back to his starting point. As he passed the animagus in the hedge, he saw that the man had transformed and was ducking the scolding of a passersby. Good. It seemed that the blessing was spreading.

Time to see what else they could do.


  1. Epic!!! Such an interesting thought to see where and how Karma would spread. lol!

  2. Brilliant. Love this. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. The karma curse is gonna be huge.

  4. And Filius ex Goblinus! I am all a-quiver to see where this leads!

  5. Gotta love Filius!

  6. Great story line. :Hope for more. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Karma! This is going to be amazing! Thanks so much. 🙂

  8. This is a brilliant follow-up to part 1, especially with both the big Karma curse, which will have a huge impact on Harry’s life, and the ‘little’ weed-removing charm, which will make his life easier while everything else plays out.

  9. Awesome. I loved the first peek and this just continues in the same wonderful fashion. Thank you

  10. Loved this last year. Even more in love this year. Thank you so much. Go get’em Filius ❤

  11. greywolfthewanderer

    very cool!! you go, Filius, you go!!!

  12. Love this so much. And the weeding spell… That so needs to happen!

  13. Amazing 😊👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  14. I am such a Goblin fan…thanks for the cute story.

  15. Lovely. Filius never gets enough respect.

  16. Yea Filius! He’s the best. Great series and extra points for the weeding spell.

  17. I loved this. Yea Filius, many people were going to feel Karma and probably come back at them 10 fold or more, which they all richly deserve. Would be interesting to see who and what happens to them. But this is EAD and we may just have to think of our own brand of Karma that befalls all of them

  18. I love this story! So wonderful to get another little glimpse. It’s original to see the story through Filius’s viewpoint.

  19. Yea Filius! Goblins make great allies.

  20. Filius is terrific! The mind boggles at all the ways that karma could come back to bite the wizarding world for the ways they’ve harmed an innocent child. I especially like the hint that this spell would continue throughout his life, and not just be the one-time thing. How utterly devious and awesome! Total win for EAD!

  21. I always enjoy goblin magic and Filius’ karma blessing will be felt by all who deserve it. 🙂

  22. Great story! I loved last year’s as well, there aren’t enough Filius stories around. Thanks so much for sharing.

  23. A karma spell is awesome. I do fear if Bad Things happen to Dursleys they will take it out on Harry rather than taking a hint…

  24. The karma spell is brilliant!! I truly enjoyed reading this. Thank you!!!
    Worded also as calling in debts owed, and even more, to a **child**, one harmed by many?
    :…Judicium quia omnia, misericordiae quia nemo…” – wow. just. wow.

  25. Lovely, I was so hoping to read more in this story. Great idea about the Karma spell. I think Dumbledore is going to have a rough time of it!

  26. Oh! I really love this!

  27. You know Karma spells are the one magic I wish was real because a lot of idiots need that spell !!!
    Great starting chapter, thank you.

  28. Wonderful. Filius knowing that it might come back on the goblins because they all let this happen to Harry.
    Thank you.

  29. Love this so much…

  30. That was excellent!

  31. Way to get your goblin on, Filius!

  32. Filius has always been none of my favorites And when goblins get involved things tend to get really interesting. Would love to see how that Karma blessing worked, should be very unpleasant for a lot of people.

  33. Love this additional glimpse! Filius and the rest of the goblins are awesome, and that karma curse is a thing of beauty. Wonder how bad Dumbledore’s going to get it, lol. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Still love this!

  35. This is excellent. It’s a fabulous addition to the previous excerpt and leaves me very excited for a story in which the Dverger intervene or rescue Harry and Sirius on behalf of justice and Karma. Seriously, such a wonderful concept. 😍

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