Title: 0800-Rent-A-Hero Author: brainthief Rating: T Genre: Drama/Adventure (also listed as humor, though that doesn't fit imho) DLP-Category: The Alternates Pairing: Harry/ofc Chapters: 9 Words: 66,210 Updated: May 30, 2015 Published: April 4, 2015 Status: Work in Progress Summary: Magic can solve all the Wizarding World's problems. What's that? A prophecy that insists on a person? Things not quite going your way? I know, lets use this here ritual to summon another! It'll be great! - An eighteen year old Harry is called upon to deal with another dimension's irksome Dark Lord issue. This displeases him. EWE - AU HBP Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11160991/1/0800-Rent-A-Hero This is another Dimension Hopping story I came across, still a work in progress. Harry is summoned by the Order of the Phoenix to a world with a girl-who-lived, Iris Potter. Harry, heavily injured and lucky to survive the trip, is quite annoyed and declines to help out with their Voldemort problem. Though as he doesn't have any money and isn't a registered citizen anywhere in this world, he is basically forced to make a living as teacher at Hogwarts. And it isn't Defense against the Dark Arts he is going to teach ... Harry arrived during the summer of 1996, in between years 5 and 6. The situation of this world deviated from canon when Voldemort abducted Trelawney and had her spill the prophecy, then leaking it to the press. And now the public and the Ministry are demanding that Iris Potter is handed over to train and fight Voldemort. So far the story covers Harry's arrival, interaction with the Order and first contact with Iris. This is a story with loads of ups and downs. I really like the way this summoning works as an almost fatal trip, though it is also a plot device to make Harry unrecognizable and allow him to hide his identity. Harry's interaction with the Order is in my opinion better than usual, and Harry is rather insistent in not helping out. But of course there is some kind of trap set up by the author that will force him back in. It's already obvious that Harry won't be watching the scene as a bystander. The DMLE knows about him, the DoM, the Order of course, so there are enough groups with an interest in keeping him involved. The quality varies. I don't like the interaction with 'Cassandra' and the whole plot around that, but it might play an important role later on. It's listed as humor and it apparently is intended to be humorous, but while it has some nice lines it doesn't really work that way. There have been better romance subplots, but there also have been way worse. The short flashback concerning Harry's original world and his former relationship with Ginny was imho bad, though. For me it is a guilty pleasure I follow for now, and I rate it as such with 3/5 as almost recommendable.