Disclaimer the song used in this chapter is not mine, it's "Just Give Me A Reason" by P!nk feat. Nate Ruess. The lyrics are used from azlyrics dot com.


Draco really didn't set out to try to eavesdrop, he really didn't. It just happened.

He was wondering around his new rooms, checking out everything when he heard his mate's voice coming from the direction of his bathroom. He went back in it and found out that he could hear right into his mate's rooms. Draco was going to leave, but then he heard his name, so of course he had to stay and find out what his mate was saying about him.

On the other side of the bathroom, Harry had just let Luna into his room. That girl, oh how he adored her. She always knew when he needed to talk. After giving her a small hug, he dragged her over to the black leather oversized couch in front of the unlit fire. Luna sat down, tucked her legs under her and looked into Harry's eyes.

"Ok Harry, talk to me. What are you thinking?"

Harry stretched his long legs out in front of him and put his hands behind his head, interlocking his fingers. He had no idea really where he wanted to start. So he just started from when he found out that Sirius had come back to him. After talking her ear off for a while, Harry finally got to the Draco part of his problem.

"How do I just deal with the fact that Draco bloody Malfoy of all people is destined to be with me? I mean how did they get that so damn wrong? He has been nothing but an utter prat for years, not to mention that he's a snob, he's selfish, stuck up, rude, inconsiderate, and oh yeah, the git has hated me for years. How do you build a relationship on that Luna?"

"Harry, think about it. Can you honestly say that those things are for a fact true about him? How do you know he wasn't putting on an act just like you? While I can admit he can be somewhat selfish and rude, I don't think he is as bad as you make him out to be. Since he first came to your aunt's house he has been none of those things, actually he has been almost nice don't you think?"

"Yeah I guess that's true. But that's not enough. I'd want to be with someone who accepted you and your part in my life, as well as Remus. Can you see a Malfoy accepting you and a werewolf? I can't. And I won't be forced to pick between you and Remus or him. You guys would win every time, prophecy or not."

"Let's not go that far. I don't think he would ask or force you to pick him over your friends and family. We'll worry about it only if it happens okay? You asked about building a relationship with him, maybe it's not as hard as your making it seem. Name some of his good qualities, and let yourself be completely honest."

Harry sat for a few moments in silence and just thought.

"Well he is beautiful, always has been. He's also very intelligent and has very strong family values. The boy has patience out the arse, you are in the year below us so you wouldn't have seen it before, but when Draco is working on a potion it's like nothing else exists. All of his focus is on that potion and nothing else. So he's also dedicated. I think it was Draco's idea to bring back Sirius, his father would have most likely tried to bribe me with money or something. That plan showed compassion, determination, generosity as well as being able to take the initiative. His house values are also ones I see as good- ambition, cunning and resourcefulness."

He paused and gave a wicked grin. "I suppose thinking that he's very fuckable isn't what you meant, but damn if it isn't true. Draco Malfoy might have been the biggest prat in school, but it hasn't stopped me from wanking to the thought of shagging him all over for the past few years."

Luna slapped him on his stomach. "Harry!" she scolded. "I will wash that filthy mouth of yours out! You better hope your bondmate-to-be never finds out what a vulgar man you are. He might be so offended that he flees before you can even bond!" She started squealing when Harry started tickling her.

"How would he find out huh? Do you plan on telling him? I don't think so my dear. Don't forget I know all your dirty little secrets as well my little voyeur. "

Luna sat up and pouted at him. "Ha-rr-rry! That's not fair. You only know that because you wanted to practice that truth charm. It shouldn't count! It's not my fault that when you asked what I thought was the hottest thing, I said watching you and Draco have sex. If anything, it's your fault for always being so horny every time you get within twenty feet of him!"

"You would blame it on me! That's fine, if I wasn't me, I'd want to see that too!"

Luna curled back up on the couch next to Harry, smiling as he put an arm around her. "So, that was a nice list of good things you find in him. Don't you think those things would make for a good foundation for a relationship?"

"How would I know? You know what my so called relationships have been like. If you think so, I'll just agree with you. After all don't you remember? You are my seer, so I'll just sit back and do whatever you direct me to do. Ah yes, that's the life!"

"I may be your seer, but that does not mean I will spend my life looking into yours, just to tell you what clothes to wear that day and how to act in your relationships! You are so lucky that I know you're joking, or I would be very mad at you."

Harry stopped teasing her, she may not be upset with him, but he for sure didn't want to push her too far. For a tiny little thing, she was able to put out more power than you would think in her stinging hexes!

"So I can find some good in Draco. What about the other things I want? Honesty, love, trust? Will he be supportive? Will he be loyal? And then there's the muggle things I have in my life. How is he going to act about those? Can you really see me giving up my phone, laptop, or hell, my karaoke machine? I would be miserable without those. The Malfoy's are well known for their hate of muggles, he's not going to be very understanding about those things. And Merlin! I have a mostly muggle cousin that I'm very close with. In a perfect world I'd want my partner and family to get along. Oh Luna, fuck this. It's not worth it, I can't do this. But I want to help him, and I do owe them for bringing me back Siri. You know about Veela's, tell me if I bond with him, will that be enough to keep him safe? Or would I have to actually live with him?"

Luna felt so sad hearing him. She had already sworn that unless it was really needed, she would not interfere with Harry's relationships. She really wanted to lie to him now. Luna frowned. "You would need to still consummate the bond and the two of you would need to be close for about six months. But yes, after that, you could go your separate ways." There. She didn't lie to him, she just didn't tell him that if Draco got pregnant, Harry would be unable to leave him until after their child found their own mate. She almost hurt not telling him the whole truth, but she really wanted Harry to be happy and knew that Draco would be the one to give him everything he wanted.

"Six months? Well in a castle this big, I guess that wouldn't be too hard."

They sat in comfortable silence for a bit before Harry quietly spoke up again. "Luna, the reason I didn't give back their memories is because it's going to be the hardest isn't it?"

Knowing he meant Sirius and Remus she nodded.

"I'm not doing anything now, and there's some time before dinner. I'm going to get one out of the way now. Who do you think I should do first?"

Luna almost told him to go to his godfather but she picked on someone close by, whose emotions was all over the place. Ahha! You little sneak! Well this could work out perfectly.

"Well I think you should go see Remus first, would you like me to go with you? You might need the support."

Harry played right into it. "No thanks Luna, I can do it alone. I'm going to head to the library, I'm sure that's where he will be. Feel free to stay in here if you wish." He dropped a kiss on her head and walked out, intent on making his way to the library.

Draco was overwhelmed with what he just heard. Part of him was so pleased that his mate thought those things of him, but he was also sad that Harry thought it wouldn't be worth it.

I'll show him I can support him and his friendship with the werewolf! He will see that I approve of his friends and family!

With that thought, Draco left his room and followed Harry to the library. If Harry needed him, he would be close by.

Harry was right, he found Remus alone in a corner of the library, with a stack of books on the table in front of him. Remus was quick to say yes, he was ready to get his memories back. Neither one of them noticed Draco around the corner as Harry called out clearly, Reconstruct amisit memorias!

...
Remus finding out Sirius was his mate when the boys turned 16...

Bonding with his mate at 17, proud of his mate...

Lily telling Remus that she was going to have a son, and while they wanted to name Siri his godfather, they also wanted Remus to be an important role in their son's life as well. Lily wanted to ensure that Harry would have the best family he could, so she had asked at her last checkup for a small tube of the baby's blood. It wasn't unheard of thankfully, as many parents used the blood for protection spells. But that wasn't what Lily had in mind, as she explained to Remus that she wanted to mix the blood with some from Remus and spread it on the walls in the cell he used to transform in. The wolf would smell the baby's blood mixed in with his and think of the person as family, as a pack member. They would also infuse Harry's blood with some from Remus when he was born. As Harry wouldn't get bit, there was no chance of him transforming himself. It meant that even if for some reason Harry was around any wolf during the full moon, he would be unhurt as the wolf would see Harry as a wolf cub...

James telling Remus that if anything happened to them, he wanted Remus to protect Harry from any and all things that could hurt him. James told him he was counting on Remus, as he knew that Remus would never let them down...

James and Lily going into hiding, changing it to Peter as their secret keeper when Sirius and Remus let them know they were expecting their first child and no one wanted anything to happen to Siri or the baby if someone was to capture Sirius for information...

Sirius laying on a bed with Remus next to him, softly rubbing his belly and talking to the baby inside. Telling the baby all about Harry and how they would be siblings and Harry would be the best big brother ever...

Remus going to the store for gifts, coming home to find Albus waiting for him to let him know James and Lily died and Sirius needed to take the blame for it, that it was for the best...

Remus telling the man no, that Sirius was pregnant, only for Albus to grin and saying so what as he obliviated the werewolf...
...

Harry came out of his head with a scream, shaking and sobbing. Of all the horrible things Albus had done, this one was the worst. To put a man in Azkaban, knowing he was pregnant! That meant. Oh god. The baby! Harry leaned over and threw up, he couldn't take thinking about it any longer.

Draco's heart was breaking, he had no idea what Harry saw but knew that it had to be bad. He stepped forward to try to comfort him but stopped in his tracks when he heard growling, soft at first but slowly getting louder and scarier.

Then the howls started.

Windows started to shake.

Draco glanced at Remus and the anger could almost be seen rolling off of him.

Bones cracking could be heard next, followed by skin ripping, claws tearing at cloth, teeth snapping, all while the terrible howling still went on.

Where Remus was just sitting seconds ago, Draco could now see a large werewolf. The werewolf sat up on his back legs, tilted his head to the sky and let out a heart wrenching, sorrowful howl. As soon as the howl was over, the werewolf jumped over the table, knocking Harry out of the chair he was sitting in. Leaning close to Harry's neck, he sniffed long and deep. Sensing it was his cub he howled some more, and put two of his paws on Harry's chest, not letting him up.

Draco could only watch, terrified and frozen in fear as the werewolf started to lick up Harry's tears. Getting ready to run and get someone, Draco slightly moved. It wasn't much, but it was enough for the werewolf to sense it. The werewolf froze, growling at him. Harry looked to see what the werewolf was looking at and his eyes opened wide as he caught sight of Draco, standing there watching them. Knowing he had to act fast so that the werewolf didn't attack Draco, Harry spoke up.

"Remus, I know you can understand me somewhat. That's Draco, my mate. You won't hurt your cub's mate right? Don't worry, Draco's not here to hurt me."

It seemed to calm the werewolf down a little bit, but he still got off of Harry to pace back and forth between Harry and Draco, not letting him come closer to his cub.

Seconds later it was clear that Draco didn't need to leave to go get help, as the library doors banged open and the others can running in, wands drawn. Seeing a huge werewolf, they all stopped, confused as it wasn't the full moon.

Narcissa was frightened, her baby was just feet away from a werewolf.

Sirius however, recognized that werewolf. He put his wand down and walked carefully closer. When he got a few feet away the werewolf bared his teeth at him threateningly. Confused he reached out as if to pet him, but quickly pulled his hand back when the werewolf actually snapped at him. "Harry, what the hell happened?"

His godson looked up at him and Sirius actually stepped back from the devastating look on his godson's face. He had never, ever seen Harry look like that and he hoped to never see it again.

Harry choked out his godfather's name, sounding as horrible as he felt.

"I-I, I gave him back his memories. And then he transformed! Painful, I saw you, it was horrible, baby, blood, pack member, oh Sirius!" Harry was crying, trying to get the words out to let them know what happened.

The werewolf, seeing that Harry was crying again howled and stopped pacing to go nudge his cub and lick him. He let out a whine when he was unable to sooth his cub. Thinking it was the new persons fault the werewolf went back to pacing in front of his cub, hair raised and kept his teeth bared at the ones he thought was hurting his cub. Sniffing the air the werewolf got confused. The new person smelled of pack as well, but only slightly. And not enough for him to pick him over his cub.

Narcissa called out to her son, "Draco, are you ok?"

Shaken still, Draco managed to answer, "I guess. Harry told him I was his mate, it seems if I don't get any closer I'll be fine. I saw the whole thing, it was so scary. Whatever they unlocked must have been pretty bad, Harry came out screaming and crying and almost instantly Mr. Lupin started to transform."

Sirius looked sadly at his pup and best friend. "Pup, can you tell me what you saw?"

Harry really wanted to, he did. But if he did then he would have an emotional Sirius on his hands as well as a transformed werewolf. That just wasn't good for any of them. So with regret he said no. Sirius was about to tell him that he had to, Harry could tell. He took a few deep breaths before explaining.

"Siri, I can't. If it was too much for Remus to hear, how do you think you will react? Be responsible, we have a transformed werewolf right now, it's something that needs to be taken care of first."

Sirius admitted he did have a point, he would just have to wait to find out. Taking control he turned to the others. "Harry is right. Everyone slowly put your wands away and sit down. Try to stay as calm as you can, do not look the werewolf in the eyes. Just keep your head down." Sirius sat down with the others and waited.

It took a while but the werewolf calmed down enough to lay in front of Harry with his head on his legs. He still wouldn't transform back though, even with Harry telling him it was ok to.

A quarter of an hour later Harry's stomach rumbled, letting the room know he was ready for food. The werewolf also took notice. Harry took fast advantage of that. "Remus, I'm very hungry. You don't want your cub to go without food do you? So let's head down to dinner. But you need to transform back."

That did the trick, in a blink of an eye where the werewolf was, a naked Remus was now curled up near Harry, shaking with his sobs.

Draco took off his robes, quickly passing them to Harry to cover the man with. Harry did, while holding Remus, rocking him and whispering in his ear that it was ok, promising together they would get their revenge.


Kingsley Shacklebolt was at his desk catching up on paperwork when he heard someone talking about a new Duke of Gryffindor. Feeling that it was something Albus should know, he wrote a quick note to him and sent it off with an office bird.

When Albus read the note, at first he was angry, it was one of the things he had wanted to keep from Harry. But maybe he could spin it in a way that it would look good for him, bring Harry out from where ever he was and back under his control. With that new plan in mind, he made his way to the Daily Prophet to see about letting them know a few things before an evening special edition paper went out.


Harry wasn't able to fully calm Remus down and he still wouldn't move far from Harry's side, but at least he had some clothes on now. It wasn't quite time for dinner but the group was making their way to one of the more casual eating areas.

Remus knew that if he didn't snap out of it, it would only be that much worse when Sirius found out. Now that he knew the other man was his mate, he knew he had no choice but to be strong for him. And he knew just what he needed if he wanted his mood picked back up.

"Hey Harry.." Remus started and then trailed off, suddenly unsure of his plans. He knew Harry might object to doing it in front of the others.

Slightly bothered by the look on his face and the tone he was using, Harry raised an eyebrow at Remus and waited for him to finish his question.

"You know how you promised a certain witch there would be singing? How about one song before we eat? I think the mood needs to be a bit more cheerful, what do you think?"

Harry groaned and was thinking of a way to get out of it when Luna bounced over.

"He thinks that it's a great idea! Don't you Harry?" Luna gave him her best begging look.

"Damn it Luna. Fine. Get it all ready then, go on." Harry smiled fondly at the girl as she walked away, telling the others to all sit down for a show.

Severus Snape scowled. "A show? What is the meaning of this? Potter! This has your name written all over it."

Remus laid a hand on Harry's arm before he could tell the potions master to shove it.

"Actually Severus, I asked for it. Harry has a certain hobby, one day Luna joined him and we found out that thanks to some of her powers, she can in a way broadcast her own emotions. Since she enjoys it so much and is almost always happy and cheerful, those are the emotions she sends out. Even though he doesn't like to do it in front of many people, I asked them to do it now, as I could use some cheering up. I'm sorry if you don't want to see it. You are more than welcome to head to another room to wait until dinner."

Severus didn't say a word as he sat down next to Lord Malfoy, wondering about broadcasting emotions and what could be done with it.

Dudley and Neville helped Luna set up when she came back with Harry's equipment. Harry stood against a wall with his arms crossed, watching the other teens set it all up with a grimace. Draco made his way over to him. "So, what's all this then?"

A little surprised Draco had come over to talk to him, Harry paused before explaining what everything was. He smirked when Draco asked how it would all work without electricity. "Magic", was all Harry said.

Luna ran over to Harry, her face bright with excitement. "Harry, pretty please?"

Knowing what she was asking, he only asked her what color. When she told him yellow he closed his eyes and concentrated before opening them back up and wiggling his fingers at her.

She giggled as she looked down, pleased with what Harry picked for her. She was now wearing a yellow dress that ended at her knees with layers and layers of tulle with yellow flats. He also pulled her hair up and gave it some curls.

Narcissa was watching the whole thing and when Harry changed Luna's dress for her, she smiled and walked over to tease her newly refound godson.

"Harry, that is amazing. Just where did you find dress styles and how to do a female's hair? You did a lovely job, she looks so beautiful."

Harry mumbled under his breath, still slightly grumpy at what he was being forced into doing.

Luna laughed. "She can't hear you Harry!"

He spoke louder. "I know how to do her hair cause Luna sometimes forgets to do her hair and she gets teased enough as it is at school, so I learned how from a muggle device. It's called a computer and the internet, you can look up all sorts of things. It's also how I learned dress styles and such. She is always bugging me to dress her up, so I try to keep up with anything she might find cute."

Narcissa melted. If Harry did all that for a friend, just think what he would do for her son when they bonded. "Harry that is so sweet of you! You are such a great friend."

Seeing that Dudley and Neville had finished up, he excused himself and Luna from Draco and his mother to walk over to the other two boys. Harry focused on the machine and speakers and pushed his magic towards them, giving them enough power to work.

While Harry was doing that, Luna stepped forward and got everyone's attention. "I know a few of you don't approve of muggle things, but I do hope that you will keep your thoughts to yourself about them. This is Harry's favorite hobby and he is willing to share it with you, so it would be wonderful if you just sat back and enjoyed!"

When Harry had everything powered up and ready he called Luna back over and told her to pick the song. She did, and he groaned at her choice but agreed to it, knowing it was one of her current favorites. He started the music in the background and went to stand next to her. He closed his eyes and kept them closed the whole time, preferring not to watch the others stare at him. The piano notes softly started and Luna got ready.

Right from the start
You were a thief
You stole my heart
And I your willing victim
I let you see the parts of me
That weren't all that pretty
And with every touch you fixed them

Now you've been talking in your sleep, oh, oh
Things you never say to me, oh, oh
Tell me that you've had enough
Of our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
We're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

She paused and then it was Harry's turn to join in.

I'm sorry I don't understand
Where all of this is coming from
I thought that we were fine
(Oh, we had everything)
Your head is running wild again
My dear we still have everythin'
And it's all in your mind
(Yeah but this is happenin')

You've been havin' real bad dreams, oh, oh
You used to lie so close to me, oh, oh
There's nothing more than empty sheets
Between our love, our love
Oh, our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
I never stopped
You're still written in the scars on my heart
You're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Oh, tear ducts and rust
I'll fix it for us
We're collecting dust
But our love's enough
You're holding it in
You're pouring a drink
No nothing is as bad as it seems
We'll come clean

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
That we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
That we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, oh, that we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

The music came to an end and they stopped signing. It had certainly worked, Luna projected her happy emotions to everyone in the room and everyone was smiling. Even their potions master who hardly smiled. Narcissa got up to go talk to the duo, telling them how much she enjoyed their singing.

Shortly after they made their way into the dinning area Jax had picked for them and sat down to enjoy their meal. They had just settled down with some chocolate cake for dessert when Jax came in.

"Excuse me Sir Master Gryffindor, but an owl from the bank just came with this. It is marked urgent, so I brought it to you right away."

Wondering what the bank might be sending him as they just left them a few hours ago, Harry grabbed what the small house elf was holding out. It was a special edition of the Daily Prophet. Just from reading the headlines alone made him feel such hatred. Oh the gall of that man!

The boy who lived, our new Duke of Gryffindor?
Hogworts Headmaster tells all!

by April O'Neil

This reporter was at the Ministry today when they received word about a new Duke of Gryffindor. Rumors started flying as every witch and wizard speculated on who it was. No one has heard of anyone being in the Gryffindor line in many years! I dug for ages but still had no clue, until I was told that Headmaster Albus Dumbledore had come in with some new information. This is part of what he had to say. To read the whole interview, turn to page 6.

"The public no longer needs to panic and wonder about who he is. It is none other than our saviour, Harry Potter! It was a shock to him as well, but have no fear, he is learning all he needs to know about managing a Dukedom and will soon come out and greet you all. In the meantime he will be following the correct protocol, he will be picking his royal guard and royal council this week up at the school. If anyone is interested, please come by any time in the next few days and drop your name off in the Great Hall between 8am and 3pm. If your name catches his eye, an owl will be sent out to you with further instructions."

Well, it looks like our boy saviour is indeed no longer a boy. Stay tuned, this reporter will keep you updated as the events unfold.

Boy who lived bio- page 3
Previous Duke of Gryffindor's- page 4

The article was just the trigger Harry needed, all the stuff he had learned over the past day was more than enough for anyone to crack. And crack Harry did.