ChatGPT, an Artifical Intelligence, writes an imaginary sequel of the Harry Potter series
I asked ChatGPT of OpenAI to write the first pages of a long novel about the lives of Harry Potter's children when they are adults. I asked it to write it in the style of J.-K. Rowling. I just put 'Continue' when it stops, with sometimes some very minimal details about where to go. He wrote this:
The sun was setting on the wizarding world, casting a golden glow over the bustling streets of London. In the midst of the hustle and bustle, three figures stood out. There was Albus Potter, tall and lean with jet black hair and piercing green eyes that seemed to see straight through to your soul. Next to him was his sister Lily, a fiery redhead with a sharp wit and a mischievous glint in her eye. Finally, there was James Sirius Potter, the spitting image of his father with unruly hair and a playful grin.
As the children of the famous Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, they had grown up in the limelight, constantly surrounded by the adoration of the wizarding world. But now, as young adults, they were facing the challenges of forging their own paths and living up to their family's legacy.
They had been sorted into Gryffindor House, just like their parents before them, and quickly made a name for themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Together, they tackled every obstacle thrown their way, from fearsome monsters in the Forbidden Forest to treacherous classmates in their own house.
But as they grew older, the weight of their family's history began to bear down on them. Albus struggled with the pressure to live up to his father's reputation, constantly feeling overshadowed by Harry's heroics. Lily struggled to find her own place in the world, overshadowed by her parents' fame and her brother's accomplishments. And James, always the daredevil, struggled to grow up and take on the responsibilities of adulthood.
As they navigated the challenges of their adult lives, they leaned on each other for support. But even the tightest bonds were tested as they faced their biggest challenges yet. The wizarding world was changing, and with it came threats they never could have anticipated. It was up to the next generation of Potters to rise to the occasion and protect the ones they love.
But first, they had to survive their own personal battles and learn to trust in themselves and each other. The future was uncertain, but one thing was for sure: the Potters would always stand together, no matter what came their way.
As young adults, Albus, Lily, and James had all chosen to follow in their parents' footsteps and become Aurors, trained to protect the wizarding world from the darkest of magic. But their paths had not been without obstacles. Albus, always the rebellious one, had struggled with his training and was on the brink of being dismissed from the program. Lily, on the other hand, had excelled and was quickly rising through the ranks. And James, true to form, threw himself into his training with reckless abandon, often finding himself in dangerous situations.
Their parents, Harry and Ginny, had also remained active in the wizarding world. Harry had become Head of the Auror Office, using his experience and bravery to mentor the next generation of Aurors. Ginny, after a successful career as a professional Quidditch player, had become the sports correspondent for the Daily Prophet, using her love of the game to keep the wizarding world informed.
Despite their busy careers, Harry and Ginny had made sure to stay involved in their children's lives. They were always there to offer support and guidance, even when their children didn't always want it. And as the next generation of Potters faced their own challenges, their parents were always ready to stand by their side.
Life was never easy for the Potters, but they faced each challenge head on, together. And as they navigated the ups and downs of adulthood, they knew that no matter what came their way, they would always have each other.
The Great Hall of Hogwarts was filled to the brim with excited chatter as the wizarding world gathered to witness a historic event. Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived, was retiring as Head of the Auror Office after a long and distinguished career. The crowd was buzzing with anticipation, eager to hear what the legendary hero had to say.
Harry stood at the front of the hall, looking out at the sea of faces. He could see his wife, Ginny, smiling up at him from the front row, and his children, Albus, Lily, and James, sitting together a few rows back. He felt a surge of pride and love for his family, knowing that they were his greatest accomplishment.
"My fellow witches and wizards," Harry began, his voice carrying across the hall. "Today is a bittersweet day for me. I am officially retiring from my position as Head of the Auror Office, but I do so knowing that the wizarding world is in good hands. The next generation of Aurors, including my own children, are more than capable of continuing the important work we do."
The crowd erupted into applause, and Harry smiled, feeling grateful for the support of his friends and colleagues. He continued his speech, recounting some of the greatest moments of his career and thanking those who had helped him along the way.
When Harry finished, it was Professor McGonagall's turn to speak. She had served as Minister for Magic for a time, and was a respected and admired figure in the wizarding world. She stepped up to the podium, her eyes twinkling as she looked out at the crowd.
"I have known Harry Potter for many years, and I can say without a doubt that he is a true hero," she began. "He has dedicated his life to protecting the wizarding world, and we are all in his debt. As he steps down from his position, I have no doubt that he will continue to serve as an inspiration to us all."
The crowd erupted into applause once again, and Harry felt a wave of emotion wash over him. He was grateful for the kind words, and for the opportunity to serve the wizarding world. As he looked out at the smiling faces of his friends and family, he knew that no matter what the future held, he was ready for whatever came next.
As the speeches came to an end, the crowd began to disperse, chatting and congratulating Harry on his retirement. Albus, Lily, and James made their way over to their parents, eager to offer their own congratulations.
"You were amazing, Dad," Lily said, giving Harry a hug. "I'm so proud of you."
"Thanks, Lily," Harry said, returning her hug. "But I couldn't have done it without your mum's support." He smiled at Ginny, who squeezed his hand.
"You did an incredible job, Harry," Ginny said. "We're all so proud of you."
"Thanks, Ginny," Harry said, feeling a surge of love for his wife. He turned to Albus, James, and Lily. "And I couldn't be prouder of the three of you. You've all grown into such talented Aurors, and I know you'll do great things in the future."
The three siblings smiled, feeling a mix of pride and pressure at their father's words. They knew that they had big shoes to fill, but they were determined to make their own mark on the wizarding world.
As they stood together, Albus couldn't help but overhear snippets of conversation around them. People were talking about the upcoming appointment of the new Head of the Auror Office, and Albus couldn't help but feel a twinge of anxiety. He knew that he and his siblings were among the top contenders for the position, and the thought of being in the running was both exciting and intimidating.
"I heard that Kingsley Shacklebolt is being considered for the position," one person said in a hushed voice.
"I heard that they're looking for someone younger, someone who can bring fresh ideas to the Auror Office," another person chimed in.
Albus felt a pang of uncertainty. He knew that he was talented, but he also knew that he had struggled with his training at times. He wasn't sure if he was ready for the responsibility of leading the Auror Office, but he also didn't want to let his family down.
As the evening came to a close, Albus, Lily, and James made their way back to their family home, their minds buzzing with the events of the evening. The future was uncertain, but one thing was for sure: they were the next generation of Potters, and they were ready to face whatever came their way.
The next few weeks were a whirlwind for Albus, Lily, and James. They had all been interviewed for the position of Head of the Auror Office, and the anticipation was palpable. They spent their days training and studying, determined to prove that they were the best candidates for the job.
"I can't believe we're all in the running for this," Lily said one day as they sat together. "It's so exciting and terrifying at the same time."
"I know what you mean," James said, rubbing the back of his neck. "It's a huge responsibility, but I know I'm ready for it. I just hope they see that."
Albus was quiet, staring into the fireplace. He knew that he was talented, but he also knew that he had struggled with his training at times. He wasn't sure if he was ready for the responsibility of leading the Auror Office, but he also didn't want to let his family down.
"Hey, what's wrong?" Lily asked, sensing his hesitation. "You've been quiet lately."
"I don't know," Albus said, sighing. "I want this job, but I'm not sure if I'm ready for it. I don't want to let you guys down if I don't get it."
"Albus, don't be silly," Lily said, putting a hand on his shoulder. "We're all in this together. We all want this job, and we all have different strengths. Whoever gets it, we'll be happy for them. Right, James?"
"Right," James agreed. "We're a team, Albus. We support each other, no matter what."
Albus nodded, feeling a little better. His siblings were right, they were a team. And no matter what happened, they would always have each other's backs.
But as the weeks passed and the decision grew closer, the tension between them began to mount. They all wanted the job so badly, and they couldn't help but feel competitive. They found themselves snapping at each other more often, and the once easy camaraderie between them was strained.
Finally, the day of the announcement arrived. The Potters gathered together, their nerves stretched to the breaking point. They sat in silence, waiting for the news.
"And the new Head of the Auror Office is...Draco Malfoy Jr.!" the announcement blared over the loudspeaker.
The Potters were shocked. Draco Malfoy Jr. was the son of their father's former rival, and the last person they ever expected to be chosen for the position.
"I can't believe it," Lily muttered, her face pale. "Of all the people, it had to be him."
"I know," Albus said, feeling a surge of anger. "It's not fair. We're the Potters, we should have gotten the job."
"Calm down, you two," James said, trying to diffuse the situation. "It's not the end of the world. We'll just have to work harder and prove that we're better than Malfoy Jr."
But the damage had been done. The Potters were no longer united, and the rivalry between them was only just beginning. As they each went their separate ways, they knew that the road ahead would be filled with challenges.
Albus sat alone in his bedroom, staring out the window at the stars. He was still reeling from the news that Draco Malfoy Jr. had been chosen as the new Head of the Auror Office. He couldn't believe it. He and his siblings were the Potters, they should have been the ones chosen for the job.
But as he sat there, he began to question himself. Was it really about the job, or was it about something else? Was he upset because Malfoy Jr. had been chosen, or was he upset because he was scared of the responsibility that came with the position?
As he thought about it, he realized that he was scared. He was scared of failing, of letting his family and the wizarding world down. He was scared of not being good enough. But at the same time, he was also angry. He was angry that Malfoy Jr. had been chosen over him, and he didn't trust him.
With a new determination, Albus made up his mind. He was going to spy on Malfoy Jr. and find out what he was up to. He didn't trust him, and he was going to make sure that the wizarding world was safe.
That night, he waited until everyone was asleep and then snuck out of the house. He made his way to the Auror Office, where he knew Malfoy Jr. would be working late. He crept into the building, using his skills as an Auror to avoid detection.
He made his way to Malfoy Jr.'s office, where he found him sitting at his desk, poring over a stack of papers. Albus watched from the shadows as Malfoy Jr. reached into his desk drawer and pulled out a dark object. As he held it up to the light, Albus could see that it was a wand.
But not just any wand. It was the Elder Wand, the most powerful wand in existence. And as Albus watched in horror, he realized that Malfoy Jr. was planning to use it to destroy the wizarding world.
Albus knew that he had to act fast. He couldn't let Malfoy Jr. succeed in his plan. He stepped out of the shadows, confronting Malfoy Jr.
"What are you doing with that wand?" he demanded. "You can't use it for evil!"
Malfoy Jr. sneered at him. "You think you're better than me, Potter? You're nothing but a failure. I'm the one who was chosen as the new Head of the Auror Office, not you. I'm the one who will lead the wizarding world into a new era of power and greatness. And there's nothing you can do to stop me."
But Albus was not deterred. He knew that he had to stop Malfoy Jr. at any cost. He pulled out his own wand and prepared for a fight, determined to protect the wizarding world from the evil that threatened it.
The two wizards faced off, their wands at the ready. Malfoy Jr. sneered at Albus, clearly confident in his own abilities. But Albus was determined to stop him.
"Stupefy!" Albus yelled, firing a stunning spell at Malfoy Jr. But Malfoy Jr. was ready, and he easily deflected the spell with a shield charm.
"You'll have to do better than that, Potter," Malfoy Jr. taunted, his wand glowing with dark magic. "Avada Kedavra!"
Albus dodged the killing curse, feeling his heart pounding in his chest. He knew that this was a battle to the death, and he couldn't afford to hold back. He fired spell after spell at Malfoy Jr., each one more powerful than the last. But Malfoy Jr. was a skilled wizard, and he was able to deflect them all.
As the battle raged on, Albus could feel his strength beginning to wane. He had been on the brink of defeat before, but he had always managed to come out on top. But this time, he wasn't so sure. Malfoy Jr. was too powerful, and Albus was running out of ideas.
But he refused to give up. He pushed himself to the limit, summoning all of his strength and determination. And finally, in a moment of pure desperation, he managed to land a direct hit.
"Expelliarmus!" Albus yelled, his wand glowing with a brilliant light. The spell hit Malfoy Jr. square in the chest, disarming him and sending him crashing to the ground.
Malfoy Jr. lay there, his wand lying forgotten at his feet. Albus stood over him, panting and exhausted. He had won, but at what cost? He had killed a fellow wizard, and the weight of that realization was almost too much to bear.