LILY POTTER AND THE CHANGE OF TIME

Warning – This is the sequel to Harry Potter, Time Traveler. If you have not read, Harry Potter, Time Traveler, I would highly recommend it as this story will get very confusing. You may not recognize many of the characters and may have no idea what is going on if you do not read it.

Summary – Harry Potter is supposed to be dead. But thanks to the Book of Time and a little time traveling back in his fifth year, he is now alive. Now Lily must overcome the obstacles of being a typical teenage witch and finding out where time got changed because you never want to mess with fate. Sometimes it does not always come out for the best…but yet…sometimes it does.

Disclaimer – I do not own Harry Potter, the characters, or the Harry Potter world. They all belong to the fabulous J.K. Rowling. However, while I do not own their names, the characters and the personality traits of Lily Potter, Eddie Weasley, Daris Malfoy, Christof Nott, as well as Asher Lazard and Robyn Andrews all belong to me.


Chapter 24 – The Change of a Prophecy:

It was June 20th, the day before Hogwarts let out for the holidays and Lily was lying in her bed, facing the window, still wide-awake.

She looked out the window and stared at the sparkling black stars in the inky black sky. It looked like rainbow glitter lying on a black blanket. She let out a content sigh and glanced down at the trunk that was now lying beneath the window, all packed and ready to go for tomorrow. Lily was planning on living with Sirius again, of course; not that she would have it any other way.

Lily rolled over and knew she was not going to get any sleep tonight; she could not face the nightmares in the long run, she just was not tired. It was as though something was nagging her at the back of her head and she could not figure out what it was; like an unsolved mystery. It aggravated Lily.

Trying to get more comfortable in her bed, Lily let out a frustrated sigh and sat up, grabbing her glasses from the nightstand and putting them on. She swung her legs over the side of the bed, letting her bare feet touch the cold hardness of the floor. She shivered slightly in the darkness, only wearing sweatpants and a T-shirt and grabbed her navy blue robe and slipped it on, not bothering to tie the belt around to close it. Making sure she did not wake up her fellow female Gryffindors, Lily tip-toed across the dormitory and towards her trunk, where she quietly pulled out her Invisibility Cloak and the Marauder's Map. When they were safe in her clutches, she walked down the stairs to the Common Room, which was empty, and climbed out of the Portrait Hole and down the deserted corridor.

Lily kept her eyes on alert to make sure no one was around, especially Snape. Despite her depression over Harry's death, he would still do basically anything to get Lily expelled just because her last name was Potter.

Before Lily could contemplate Snape's hatred for her family, she saw that she had reached her destination. There stood in front of her was a portrait of a waterfall. Lily gave the password and crept inside, clutching her bathrobe tightly around her.

Lily was pleased to see that there was a roaring fire in the fireplace and a warm red sofa just calling her name. Lily smiled, took off her glasses, and lay down on the couch, pulling a warm, golden blanket around herself. She lied there, staring into the dancing flames when her eyes grew heavy and she was carried away into a deep sleep, dreaming about the person she least expected.

This person had freckles, warm chestnut eyes, and flaming red hair…


Sunlight literally poured into Lily's private room almost blindingly, though it did not seem to disturb Lily's peaceful slumber at all; she did not even stir. The young, teenage girl just continued to lay comfortably on the couch, cuddled and wrapped in her blanket, a slight smile on her face as she slept.

"Lils?" a voice called out worriedly from the portrait of the waterfall. Eddie walked into their special place and looked around, his brown eyes widened in fear. "Lils, are you in here?" His eyes searched the room for his friend, and he smiled to himself in relief as he saw a head with golden blonde hair lying at the armrest of the couch.

Eddie walked around the couch, kneeling down beside it and saw Lily sleeping peacefully on it. He smiled to himself and sighed before placing a stranded piece of hair behind her ear. Sure, Lily had chosen Asher over him and he was heartbroken over it, but he was grateful to still have Lily's friendship and in the long run, Eddie knew that he was not going to give up. So, he watched her as she slept. In his love struck eyes, she looked like a golden angel that fell out of heaven and landed right at his feet and he allowed his hand to track from her ear, along her jaw, and stroked her cheek. Eddie knew he would love to wake up to seeing that face every morning one day, but he was not allowed to think such things anymore. Shaking the idea out of his head, he once again grinned to himself and decided it was best that he wake her up, as they had to head for the train to King's Cross in an hour.

"Lils?" whispered Eddie, gently shaking her shoulder and stroking her cheek. She began to stir and let out an annoyed groan. Eddie chuckled; she Lily was never a morning person. "Lils, you have to get up. The train will be leaving in an hour."

"Yeah, alright," Lily groaned her eyes slowly fluttering open. She reached for the table and put on her glasses. She let out a yawn and shook her head to wake herself up. Eddie chuckled and moved himself so that he was sitting at her feet at the other end of the couch.

"Sleeping Beauty awakes," he said grinning. Lily gave him a playful glare before smiling herself, slightly blushing at the compliment. Eddie pretended not to notice but he could not help but feel pleased with himself.

"What are you doing here?" asked Lily, sitting up, stretching, and yawning. Eddie shrugged casually.

"You weren't in the Common Room, your dormitory, the Great Hall, the library, the Quidditch Pitch, Remus's office, or my mum's office." Eddie was now listing off her usual places. "I really couldn't think of anywhere else that you'd be. You almost had me worried."

"You were looking for me?" asked Lily raising a curious, but not a suspicious eyebrow.

"Well, I knew you would oversleep. You always do and someone always has to wake you," said Eddie reasonably, still grinning. For some reason he just could not stop doing so; just being around Lily and talking to her made him blissfully happy. He just could not describe the intense happiness that he felt when he was with Lily.

"C'mon, breakfast is ready," said Eddie, standing up and holding out a hand for Lily to take. "And you still need to go back to Gryffindor Tower to change." Lily laughed and took his hand so that he could pull her up to her feet. When she stood, she glanced around the room quietly and gave a small sigh.

"It's crazy to think that we only have one more year left at Hogwarts," she said, sounding slightly crestfallen.

"Yeah, I'm sure going to miss this place."

"Me too, especially this room," said Lily, gesturing around her. "It's always been a comfort to me."

"Really?"

"Yeah, this place has been like a sanctuary," said Lily shrugging while smiling as she looked at the ceiling. "Before I knew it was a prophecy, the plaque always gave me comfort too."

"The prophecy of The Crow and the Two Mockingbirds comforted you?" asked Eddie confusedly.

Lily shrugged, knowing why her friend was so confused over her preference for the story. "It just reminded me of how good will always prevail over evil; no matter how hopeless the situation seems to be."

"I see what you mean," said Eddie, looking not at the plaque, like Lily was, but straight at her. "But, I don't think I would have thought of something like that."

"Well, Weasley, we all know one such as yourself doesn't think very often now does he?" Lily teased in mock seriousness, her green eyes sparkling with mischief as she held back a bantering smile. Eddie narrowed his eyes playfully.

"Clever remark, Potter, and for that sly little comment you shall have to pay the consequences," smirked Eddie. "Tickle time!" Lily squealed as Eddie dived at his best friend. Launching himself at her, he tackled Lily to the floor, tickling her sides mercilessly. Lily roared with laughter, as she was extremely ticklish.

"Get off, Ed!" Lily cried out through her laughter. "I'm - going - to - hex - you - so – bad…STOP!"

"Alright, alright, I give up," said Eddie, standing up, putting up his hands in defense. Lily jumped to her feet, her eyes narrowed at Eddie, who just continued to smirk, knowing perfectly well that it would aggravate her. Lily just shook her head and her eyes landed on the plaque which held the story of The Crow and the Two Mockingbirds; the prophecy. Lily's eyebrows furrowed and she slowly walked over to the plaque knowing that it would have changed. It just had to; Harry had died. He would never be able to join Voldemort's ranks and become a Death Eater.

"Lils? What are you-" Eddie saw that she was going to read the plaque and stood behind her as she read it silently.

Nothing is heard as silence roams the land.

Until one day, a black crow appears and its singing voice makes appalling music in the air, destroying the peace of the world. The lifeless music of the crow is so strong, that nothing is able to stop it, including the music of the other birds. It was as if peace was gone forever.

A young mockingbird will appear. The mockingbird will have a powerful and peaceful singing voice that overcomes the crow's music. The crow fled and was not heard from for many years. The mockingbird's voice brought back peace and joy.

But, the peace will not last long, as the black crow will appear with an even stronger and more awful voice. The first crow tried hard to destroy the crow, but was not able to, having a weakened, aged voice over the years. The mocking bird died in the fight for peace and darkness will reign.

When all hope seems lost, a new, young mockingbird will come to the land with a much stronger, much more beautiful voice; even more magical than the first mockingbird. A battle will ensue and the black crow and the second mockingbird will try to overcome each other's voices.

There is now draw. One must win.

Lily gulped and stared blankly at the new story that was now engraved into the plaque; a plaque that presented a brand new, changed prophecy. She knew what it meant. She knew that she had to fight Voldemort and one of them had to win. The last prophecy gave a clear cut answer but this time, there would be no escaping and there would be no tie. This war had to be won, and she Lily, would be the one to either win it or lose it.

Out of nowhere, she felt Eddie's hand grip her shoulder tightly. Lily was surprised to find that she did not mind. In fact, she found it was comforting after reading such a horrible prophecy with an unknown ending…an unknown destiny.

"It doesn't give you an ending!" gasped Eddie, voicing Lily's thoughts. "Who wins?"

"I suppose we'll find out one day, won't we," whispered Lily, not taking her eyes off of the plaque. Eddie nearly choked on his saliva, grabbed Lily by the shoulders and hastily turned her around to face him.

"What is that supposed to mean?" asked Eddie, his voice cracking slightly and shaking with a kind of rage Lily had seen only once or twice in her lifetime. "If you think I'm going to let you fight Voldemort and possibly get killed, you've got another thing coming, Potter. I'm not letting you anywhere near him. That prophecy doesn't give you a straight answer! You could die!"

"Its destiny," whispered Lily breathlessly and fearfully. Eddie threw his hands up in the air in frustration and shouted out many well-chosen profanities about the situation.

"Oh, the hell with destiny, Lily!" roared Eddie desperately. "Harry changed it, didn't he? So, we can do it too! I'm sick of this bloody prophecy crap Lily!"

"So am I," whispered Lily, shaking her head dejectedly. "But, there's nothing we can do about it, Eddie."

"But-"

"Eddie, please, let's just drop the subject," whispered Lily in a pleading voice, pulling him into a small hug and letting go, trying to calm her best friend down. "It's what has to be done. But, please, just promise me one thing."

"Anything," Eddie whispered gently, looking intently into her emerald depths.

"Promise me, if this prophecy is true, that you'll always be my best friend? Promise me that you'll never leave me?" asked Lily nervously, biting her lip. Eddie could not believe that Lily had to ask him such a question and was actually nervous about doing it. To prove himself to her, he took her hands in his and looked directly into her eyes.

"That's one thing you'll never have you worry about, Lily Potter," he said smiling, though his eyes were filled with such sincerity, affection, and love that Lily almost gasped. "I'll always be your best friend and I'll always be there for you. I promise you that nothing, absolutely nothing, can change that. You mean the world to me."

"Thanks, Eddie," said Lily softly. "You have no idea…how….Eddie…that means the world to me."

"Me as well."

With that, Eddie pulled his best friend into a fierce and loving hug. When they backed away, he took Lily's hand in his and dragged her out of their private sanctuary and towards the Great Hall for some breakfast.

As they continued to walk down the corridor, Eddie was surprised that Lily did not let go of his hand. They silently walked down the corridor hand-in-hand, thinking about how they would explain this new prophecy to everyone.

The final prophecy.

*THE END*

Can't see nothing in front of me
Can't see nothing coming up behind
Make my way through this darkness
Can't feel nothing but this chain that binds me
Lost track of how far I've gone
How far I've gone and how far I've climbed
On my back is a sixty pound stone
On my shoulder half a mile out of line

Come on up for the rising
Come on up, lay your hands in mine
Come on up for the rising
Come on up for the rising tonight

Left the house this morning
Bells ringing filled the air
I was wearing the cross on my calling
On wheels of fire, I come rolling down here

Come on up for the rising
Come on up, lay your hands in mine
Come on up for the rising
Come on up for the rising tonight

The spirits of love stand behind me
Faces gone, black eyes burning bright
May the precious blood find me
Lord as I stand before you, I realize
I seen you Mary in the garden
In the garden of a thousand sighs
She's holding pictures of our children
Dancing in the sky, filled with light

May I feel your arms around me
May I feel your blood mix with mine
The dream of life comes to me
Like a catfish dancing on the end of my line

Sky of blackness and sorry
Dream of life
Sky of love, sky of tears
Dream of life
Sky of glory and sadness
Dream of life
Sky of mercy, sky of fear
Dream of life
Sky of memory and shadow
Dream of life
Your burden fills my arms tonight
Sky of lonely and emptiness
Dream of life
Sky of fullness, sky of blessed life

Come on up for the rising
Come on up, lay your hands in mine
Come on up for the rising
Come on up for the rising tonight
("The Rising" – Bruce Springsteen)


A note from the Jitterbelle. Well that completes the second part of the series! I hope you all enjoyed it, even if it did end on a sad, sour note. It was great to go back and revise it and revisit my old characters. Please, review and be sure to check out the next installment of the series called Lily Potter and the Final Prophecy.

About the Sequel – Lily Potter and the Final Prophecy - It's Lily Potter's final year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and it will be her most memorable. In her final year, Lily must face many obstacles; boys, relationships, rivalries, new teachers, her NEWTS, and not to mention the threat of Voldemort and the newly written prophecy. Also, with the help of her friends, Lily is on the verge of finding out who her true biological mother is. Now, Lily must overcome these obstacles to fight the final battle against Voldemort. It is the final battle between good and evil and only one can prevail…

*The Jitterbelle*