Two aurors escorted Ginny Weasley and her guest to visit Azkaban's most
famous prisoner, Harry James Potter. Harry Potter had been arrested for
treason and after the evidence provided and witness testimony, the young
man, once thought to be the savior of the wizarding world was now the scum
of the very society that he had protected.
Today was Harry's eighteenth birthday. He had spent the last two years
here. Luckily the Dementors were no longer in charge of security, however
the aurors now assigned to this rotten prison occasionally took their
displeasure out on the inmates. In that respect, they were no better than
the muggles many of them thought themselves superior to. When the door to
his cell was opened Ginny and her guest quickly entered and the door was
shut behind them.
"Happy birthday Harry." Ginny's male companion stated.
An ungroomed Harry looked up at the voice he thought for sure he would
never hear in this place.
"Dudley?" Harry stated.
A leaner Dudley Dursley bent down to look at his cousin. "You look like
"And you... god what happened to you?" Harry said in disbelief.
"Mum and dad passed away about the time you were placed here." Dudley
explained. "Ginny told me all about it, that's how I know when you were
"How. how did they die." Harry asked. His aunt and uncle had never been
the nicest to him, save the one time his aunt ordered that Harry had to
stay after Vernon Dursley wanted to throw him out.
"Car accident. After that Aunt Marge took care of me till I was of age.
Dad had his will ready. just in case, and I got everything. Mum had a
policy that dad didn't know about though, she left you some money. It's in
the bank waiting for you to come and get it."
"That won't happen any time soon." Harry stated. "So, other than to wish
me Happy Birthday for the first time. ever, what brings you here."
"I asked him to come." Ginny said. Harry had been so dumbfounded that his
cousin was anywhere in the wizarding world he'd overlooked Ginny. Harry
mustered all the energy he could to stand and walked slowly to Ginny who he
hugged with all his might. Tears came to their eyes and whispers of I love
you were traded between the two.
"I missed you love." Ginny said.
"I've missed you too." Harry replied.
"I brought you a present Harry." Dudley said interrupting the tender
"A visit and a gift. who are you and what have you done with my cousin?"
Harry asked in a jovial manner.
"I'm the only family you have left, and after Aunt Marge passed on last
month you became the only family I have left." Dudley explained.
"I see. So what's my gift?" Harry asked.
Ginny just captured Harry in her arms and gave him a large hug. Harry was
momentarily caught off guard but after a moment realized why Ginny was
being so affectionate.
She gave her love a kiss and then backed away from Harry. Dudley shook his
cousin's hand for a few moments, then gave Harry a large bear hug that also
lasted longer than one would normally think. Dudley and Ginny then called
for the guard to let them out.
**~~** **~~** **~~**
It was evening meal and the guard opened the door to Harry Potter's cell.
Harry was lying on the bed, as he normally did at this time when the auror
entered. The auror looked at Harry and then as he was about to leave Harry
asked the man, "Are you pure-blood, half-blood, or muggle born?"
"What does it matter?" The auror retorted.
"I'm just curious is all." Harry said calmly.
"I'm from a long line of pure-bloods." The auror spat.
"Did you ever take muggle studies in school?" Harry asked before the man
could leave again.
"I did." The annoyed auror retorted.
"Good, then you're bound to know what this is." Harry said drawing a
revolver from his pillow.
Harry drew the hammer back on the pistol and the auror could see the bullet
in the chamber as beads of sweat began forming at the base of his forehead.
Harry was aiming the weapon at the man's chest and remained calm while the
person in front of him appeared to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
The auror slowly moved away from the door and became one with the wall. He
indeed knew what the weapon in front of his face could do and was terrified
that someone like Harry Potter had such a weapon.
"I bet right about now you're wondering where this weapon came from. Stop,
in a little bit you won't be worrying about anything ever again." Harry
informed the terrified man.
"Please don't kill me." The auror requested.
"Why shouldn't I. How did Cornelius word it again. oh yes. The psychotic
boy with delusions of grandeur. A boy who thought his fame made him
untouchable. That the lives of others matter not to me. That in the grand
scheme of things. I was no better than Voldemort."
The auror flinched at the mention of Voldemort's name. Harry just rolled
his eyes momentarily.
"Turn around and put your nose against that wall." Harry ordered. The
auror did as he was told.
In the past two years, since his incarceration, Harry has never felt this
alive. Harry had been sentenced for murder. The man he had thought was a
death eater was not. The death eaters had branded him and set Harry up. A
glamour spell made the man look like Draco Malfoy. Upon his death the dark
mark vanished and the glamour spell ended. Just as Harry realized what had
happened the ministry's aurors conveniently appeared and took him into
custody. Harry felt extremely guilty for the death of the innocent he'd
slain. He could careless about the magic world, save Ginny, but after
being ostracized by the press and his so-called friends, Harry would give
anything to be away from this world forever. Now, after two years he was
breaking out tonight, and one way or another he was leaving Azkaban.
"Please don't kill me. I have a family." The auror begged.
"I have half a mind to do so. I'm already serving a life term now, don't
suppose they could do much worse, save kill me." Harry informed the man.
The auror was visibly shaking. Harry flipped the firearm around and pistol
whipped the man in the base of his skull with enough force to knock him
out. Harry quickly removed the man's robe and wand, dragged him to his
cot, and tied him to it with the sheets. He then threw the blanket over
him so it would appear as if he were sleeping, but not before shoving one
of the man's socks in his mouth to keep him muffled.
Harry then placed a memory charm on the auror so he wouldn't remember who
had visited Harry prior to his escape, or how he had escaped. He then cast
a glamour spell upon himself Harry then strolled out of the cell and
casually down the corridors of Azkaban. He smiled to the guards as he
walked out the main door of the Azkaban facility and made his way to the
rendezvous point arranged by Dudley.
**~~** **~~** **~~**
"How could this happen?" Cornelius Fudge yelled as he looked at the now
empty cell that had till recently held not only Harry Potter, but Sirius
Black. Yes this was the second escape in the History of Azkaban and the
second time during Cornelius Fudge's tenure as Minister of Magic.
This did not put the Minister in a good light with the people he was
supposed to protect.
"We don't know how he managed to over power the auror sir. The guard was
unconscious when we found him and his memory has been erased." The head of
the Azkaban facility informed the Minister of Magic.
"I want Harry Potter found at once, he can't have gotten very far in such a
short time." Fudge stated.
"We've already made a through sweep of the island sir, he's nowhere to be
"I don't care where he isn't, I want you to find him now. Where ever he
goes, you find him and bring him back to me."
**~~** **~~** **~~**
"It's beautiful here." Ginny said stating the obvious as she stared out
the balcony window to the .
The only scenery Harry was looking at was Ginny. It had been far too long
since they had been alone together and Harry was glad to finally be free
and with her. Harry walked up behind his love and wrapped his arms around
her waist. He planted soft kisses on her neck and shoulders and
occasionally allowed them to linger. Ginny was in heaven, for more reasons
She had left a letter on the kitchen table of the Burrow the morning of her
visit to Harry informing her family that she would not be returning. She
would be going away for a very long time and did not know when she would
see her family again, if ever. She did not tell any of them what she had
planned or who she would be meeting that day but when word got out of
Harry's escape she knew that her family would connect his escape with her
disappearance, especially her incredibly brainy sister-in-law.
Dudley had bought their tickets, one way, under his name and made all the
arrangements for the trip to Italy. If anyone came looking for them at the
Dursley's he had set up security measures to keep himself safe from prying
wizards and witches. He and Ginny had been orchestrating Harry's
liberation for quite some time and left nothing to chance.
Ginny briefly thought about all this as she felt her arousal at her lovers
attention. "Harry. how much do you love me?" She asked him.
"I love you with all my heart and soul love." Harry responded.
"Let's get married then." Ginny requested as she turned to look her love
in the face.
"All right." Harry replied with a smile on his face.
"I'm serious." Ginny replied swatting his arm.
"As am I love." Harry said pulling her tightly against him.
"I thought you were saying that as a joke." Ginny retorted.
"I never joke about what's important... and nothing is more important to me
than you my love." Harry stated.
"I want to get married tonight." Ginny said urgently.
"I take it my cousin, who I'm still not sure is really Dudley, helped
arrange that as well?" Harry asked.
"He may have." Ginny said in a coy tone of voice.
"Does that explain the wardrobe I found in my closet?"
"It might indeed." Ginny stated with a smile on her face.
"Shall we then love?" Harry asked.
"By all means, let's." Ginny replied and the two lovers parted and went to
**~~** **~~** **~~**
Harry found instructions in his suit pocket on where to go. After making
the rather short journey, Harry was waiting in a little chapel that his
wife to be and cousin had found. He guessed that Ginny and Dudley found
the chapel first, then the hotel where the couple was staying. It was very
nicely decorated, Ginny's work no doubt. Harry thought to himself. Along
with the instructions was a ring. It was his mother's wedding ring.
Dudley had left him a note saying that it had been left with him the night
he was placed on the Dursley's doorstep and was to be given to Harry (or
else) when he requested it. Since Harry never knew about it, Dudley found
it while going through his mother's things and thought it would be best if
he made his cousin aware of this.
The priest came out and greeted Harry. While they chatted before Ginny's
entrance the priest made it a point to tell Harry how lucky he was to be
marrying such a loving and generous young woman such as Ginny.
"You have no idea padre." Harry replied.
It was then that Ginny came into view and slowly approached her love. She
was wearing a simple white dress that made her look like royalty. She
slowed her pace to teasingly make Harry wait for her. Harry knew this and
thought to himself how hew would get her back for this. much later.
Tonight was going the be the first of many happy times.
When Ginny finally stood next to Harry, her lover took her hand and the
couple looked upon each other with all the love in their hearts. The
priest then began his speech. The couple absorbed all that the priest told
them, they knew that the words he spoke expressed how they felt towards one
another. When he asked for the ring Harry almost dropped it he was shaking
so nervously. The ceremony was now all but complete and in a moment Ginny
would spiritually and legally be his wife.
"Place the ring on her finger, " The priest stated. Harry managed to
comply. "and recite your vows."
"I Harry Potter, take thee Ginny, to be my wife. I will love you, honor
you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live."
"Ginny." The priest stated.
"I Ginny Weasley, take you Harry to be my husband. I will love you, honor
you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live."
"Harry, you may kiss your bride."
And with that Harry lifted Ginny's veil over her head. The newlyweds
leaned forward and their lips met for the first time as husband and wife.
~The End of Part 1~