|When The Truth Comes Out
Author: ElizabethBlack-7 PM
What if no one found Harry Potter when he ended up in Knockturn Alley before his second year? Sirius gets out a year earlier and reveals to Harry the life he should have known. Gray!HarryxDaphne Gray!SiriusxOFC CHAPTER 11 REPLACED!Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Harry P. & Daphne G. - Chapters: 14 - Words: 46,756 - Reviews: 311 - Favs: 733 - Follows: 977 - Updated: 12-25-12 - Published: 08-03-11 - id: 7250898
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Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter, just this plot.
Summary: What if no one found Harry Potter when he ended up in Knockturn Alley before his second year? Sirius gets out a year earlier. Gray!Harry. Gray!Sirius. Pairing comes later.
Italics are parts taken from the beginning of the Chamber of Secrets movie.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Sirius Black
"What did he say?"
"Oh dear that's what I thought he said."
~Scene in Borgin and Burkes~
Harry quickly walked out of Borgin and Burkes and straight into an old hag.
"Not lost are you my dear?"
Just then, a hand came out of the shadows and pulled Harry back against the wall. The hand was filthy and smelled of excrement and seawater. Harry jumped and was about to scream when the man put his hand over his mouth and dragged him into a corner of the road. Hagrid, the games keeper at Hogwarts walked past them and Harry struggled to free himself and get to Hagrid. However, the man held onto Harry tighter until the half giant had passed before relaxing his grip a bit.
"Come, Harry, we must hurry. There is so much I need to tell you and prepare you for and so little time."
"Who are you? What do you want with me!" cried Harry as he was dragged further into Knockturn Alley to a small pub with a dirty sign. The sign read "The Dark Horse: Bar and Inn". As the two entered the pub, Harry had a dark cloak thrown over his head and he was lead up the stairs to a small dirty bedroom on the second floor. The cloak reeked of vomit and alcohol and left a layer of grime on his skin. Once there, the man took out a wand and sealed, locked and silenced the room so they would have absolute privacy.
"Are you going to kill me?" Harry asked, his voice quivering a bit. The man was taken aback by the question and in the time it took the man to comprehend what Harry had asked, the smaller boy had time to study the man. He was dirty, like he hadn't washed in at least a decade and his dental hygiene was close to non-existent from the look of his yellow and black teeth. He was unhealthily skinny and covered in tattoos. His robes under the clock where black and white striped with rips and repairs everywhere. It was then that Harry noticed a prison tattoo with six numbers. Slowly Harry started to back towards the door but the man snapped out of his daydream.
"My name, young Harry, is Sirius Black. I was best friends with your father in school. When you wee born, I was named your Godfather. However, at the end of the war I was imprisoned for a crime I did not commit. I don't know if you've heard my name or my reputation but all of it is false. I was never given a trial, I never betrayed or murdered anyone. I have a pensieve to prove it." At Harry's quizzical look the man continued, "A pensieve is a basin with runes markings that lets people remove memories for viewing or storing. My family has one and I wish to show you what has happened so you know why I couldn't care for you like your parents wanted me to."
"I don't understand what is going on! No one ever told me anything about you or my parents"
"You will understand in time. All will be explained soon. Place your hand in the stone basin there and all will be explained." Harry was skeptical but did as he was told and when he did, he was sucked into the bowl and on a trip down memory lane.
As soon as Harry's world stopped spinning from the fall, he was joined by the man that claimed to be his Godfather who stood a few feet behind Harry as they viewed the first few memories of Sirius' life at Hogwarts with his father and how he moved in with James Potter.
"No one has told me any of this, nothing about my grandparents or anyone," Harry whispered as they viewed a memory of his grandparents' funerals due to a death eater attack.
"I have no idea why your family history was hidden from you but I plan to tell you everything. You're twelve its about time you knew who your family was and what they died for." Sirius' reponses was mixed with tears as he watched his own surgot parents be buried a second time. The memory changed to part of his parents' wedding and then his birth. Finally to when his parents went into hiding and how Sirius was ultimately put into prison without a trial.
"How could they do that to you, Sirius! That's not fair at all! They're officers of the law they're supposed to protect the law and the people under the law."
"You sound like your mother and father there, Harry. I don't understand it either but with all the panic going around, everyone felt safer if assumed death eaters were imprisoned and out of site, the ministry wanted life to go back to the way it was. Not even Dumbledore moved for my trial, if he had, I would have had one and I would have been able to protect you better from those Muggles. As it is, I've escaped prison by faking my death, of course they didn't write it in the papers because they didn't want you to find out anything about this."
"Why? I deserved to know this! It's my own family, you are family I should have always known!" Harry was starting to get angry as they left the pensieve memory of Sirius' escape from Azkaban. "Why has Dumbledore been keeping all of this from me?" Harry was starting to break down and Sirius could only comfort him as he cried for the loss of his parents and not getting to know his Godfather better. He cried in anger at everyone in the wizarding world who didn't tell him about this man. And finally, he cried because for once he just needed to be loved like he had parents.