I don't own Harry potter or Stargate. Sorry for the delay, I've been busy with exams.

The Nox

Harry threw the ball up and grinned as it started to project a blank screen. Tapping it, he started to open up files.

"Awesome! Finally! Even with having to go through the Gate every few days, we managed to do it!" Harry paused as he felt waves of sadness coming from Artemis. "What is it?"

I need a new project. Besides, don't you have somewhere to be?

Harry groaned before standing up and leaving the room.

Later

The Stargate's inner circle turned as a SG team stood ready at the base of the ramp. In the control room, the technician sat at the computer. Behind him General Hammond, in a dress uniform, stood with an older man in a civilian suit. Behind them were Teal'c, Daniel, Jack, Harry and Sam. Jack and Sam were also in dress uniforms.

"Better hang on to something, Mr. Secretary. This is how we open the front door around here," suggested Hammond.

The Stargate opened with a kawoosh.

"My God, General, it's…" said the awed Secretary.

"I thought you might be impressed."

"What exactly am I looking at?"

"We think you're looking at the event horizon of an artificially created wormhole, through our space time to a point…tens, even hundreds of light years away. Sir," explained Sam.

"Uh-huh. And do we know where they're going?" asked the Secretary as the team walked through.

"The planet's designation is P3C-117." General Hammond led the Secretary to the star chart on the wall.

"Do you have any idea what's out there?"

"No, sir. That would be why we're going," said Jack.

"I'm not sure, Colonel, is it?" asked the Secretary. "Because, to be perfectly frank, this administration is not satisfied with the current progress of the Stargate program."

SG-1 exchanged concerned glances.

"Begging the Secretary's pardon, sir, but we've already visited nineteen separate worlds," said Sam.

"I believe he is referring specifically to the volume of technology being retrieved on our planetary missions."

"The President and Joint Chiefs were under the impression that the SG teams would be bringing back superior technologies," continued the Secretary.

Daniel walked forward. "I'm sorry, I…I thought we were explorers."

"Oh, you are Dr. Jackson. But even Marco Polo when he came back from the Far East brought back more than just a few…exotic spices."

"Mr. Secretary, it's been my observation that whether it's here on Earth or…out there; cultures with advanced technology tend not to like to share it," said Jack.

"That is true." Harry sighed as he rubbed his head. "And there are other reasons as well. Humanity isn't ready for some of the technology out there. We'd blow ourselves up if we used it."

"So we're wasting our time. And why is there a kid here?"

"Would you interpret what I just said as…?" Jack said to an open mouthed Sam. "And did he just ask about…?"

"Colonel!"

"If you really must know, I'm a security risk," replied Harry. "And the best way to keep an eye on me is to make sure that someone's with me. Not to mention that I have an alien in me who is only slightly trusted. Add in the fact that we just made a holographic projector…"

"What?" asked Sam.

"I think you heard Sam. Do you want to see? Of course, it's going to take a while…"

"Later then Harry. Sir, with respect, this program is quite probably humanity's most important endeavour," said Sam.

"They said the something about the Apollo program. They brought back moon rocks. You may have noticed we haven't been to the moon in twenty-five years."

"What kind of comparison is that?" asked Jack.

"Colonel, if one of those Goa'uld ships were coming here right now, have you brought back one thing we can fight them off with?"

Jack raised his chin stubbornly.

"I'm sure we could come up with something." Harry shrugged his shoulders. "All I would need is to get onto said ship. I know the weak points. And I'll probably need to make up something to destroy them…"

"Oh really?" The Secretary stared at him in doubt.

"What technologies do you seek?" Everyone turned to look, surprised, at Teal'c.

"You tell me, what's out there?"

"There are still technologies even the Goa'uld seek. There is a creature that lives on an unpopulated world. It possesses powers of invisibility."

Artemis laughed mentally.

"Invisibility. As in stealth?" asked the interested Secretary.

"That is correct. It can appear or disappear at will. I was once commanded to retrieve the creature, to learn its secrets. Apophis took the lives of two of my men as punishment for failure to retrieve it."

"If we manage to capture one alive, it could provide us with a serious tactical advantage the next time we came up against the Goa'uld," said Sam thoughtfully.

I could make you a device that makes you invisible.

How would you go about that?

Hmmm… perhaps if I did that…. Or like that…

"Sounds like a mission to me," said Jack.

Planet

Harry looked around the greenery. "I've been here before."

"Carter? Daniel? Teal'c? Midget?"

Harry shook his head before returning to the Stargate.

"I thought I saw something just as we came through, sir," said Sam.

"Teal'c? Did we score already?" asked Jack.

"I saw movement as well. This way."

They followed Teal'c.

"I hope these things are as big as you say they are. There's enough tranquilizer in these darts to knock out a rhino," said Jack as he looked at his gun.

"They are very large, but extremely manoeuvrable in the air. We will find them most vulnerable when they hover," explained Teal'c.

"Hover? Like a hummingbird?" asked Daniel.

"With teeth."

"All right, well there's nothing out here. Let's get back to the gear and… Jack turned and stopped. "Where's the Stargate?"

Everyone else turned around. The Stargate had vanished. They walked back to the clearing where the Stargate had been.

"I don't like this," said Jack

"Did anything like this ever happen to you before?" asked Daniel as he looked at Teal'c.

"It has not. If we became misdirected and needed to locate the Stargate, we had a Goa'uld homing device to find it."

"Do we have a homing device?" asked Daniel.

"Of course we do; it's with the gear," said Jack flatly.

"Which is…by the Stargate," said Sam.

"Hey, Midget! Do you think you could do some of your hocus pocus and find the Gate?" Jack turned around.

"Hocus pocus? What hocus pocus?" Harry feigned innocence.

"You know exactly what we're talking about. Teal'c told us about your powers."

Harry sighed before giving in. "And you didn't mention it to me. You do know that it's illegal for you to know right? You could have your memories wiped."

"You can do that?" Daniel asked curiously.

"Well, yes. We can do a lot of things. And Teal'c, I think we should have a talk about what is relevant for people to know." Harry shook his head before pulling out his wand. "Point me Stargate."

His wand started circling.

"Huh. That's weird. Point me Jack." The wand stopped, pointing at Jack. "Well, it's not on my end."

"Ok then. Captain, let's start a box search. You and Teal'c take off in that direction. Stay in radio contact."

"Yes, sir."

"Daniel, you're with me. Harry, you can…." Jack frowned.

"We'll go have a look around." Harry ran off into the forest. He ran for some time before the sound of a staff weapon echoed around the forest.

"Teal'c, what the hell are you doing?"

"It did not come from me."

Harry listened to the conversation before joining them.

"You are certain it was Apophis?" asked Teal'c.

"Oh yeah."

Artemis stirred in interest. Finally. Some action.

"Okay, what are we going to do? We have to do something," asked an impatient Daniel.

"That's not our mission," pointed out Jack.

"Ah, just…forget our mission. Now, he's the only one who knows where Sha're and Skaara are. We may not get another chance like this."

Jack stared at Daniel for a moment before turning to Teal'c. "What kind of entourage is he going to have with him?"

"Two, perhaps three Jaffa personal guard."

"Are we seriously entertaining the idea of going after Apophis?" asked Sam. Jack nodded. "Sir, we're not prepared for an attack! Half the ordinance we're carrying is tranquilizer guns."

"So…we use one of them to knock him out. He will wake up in a holding cell without his guards, without his technology, he will have no choice but to tell us everything we want to know about Goa'uld technology, about were Sha're is," said Daniel.

It's not going to be that easy.

You tell them that then.

"Can I remind you that we don't know where the Stargate is?" said Jack.

"He will have the Goa'uld homing device I spoke of," replied Teal'c.

"There you are," said Daniel.

"All right, you know what were up against better than anyone. Can we do what Daniel is talking about?" asked Jack as he looked at Teal'c

"We have the element of surprise. I have my staff weapon. If we eliminate his personal guard quickly, I believe so."

"Teal'c, this character used to be a god to you. You're sure you're okay with this?" asked Jack.

"I am okay."

"Okay. Carter?"

"If we're going to do this, we better plan the attack very carefully."

"Why am I being ignored?" Harry grumbled as Artemis took over. "I annoy Goa'ulds for a living, remember?"

"Yeah, you stay back and attack if you get the chance otherwise stay out of it. No offence but you are a teenager."

Later

They watched as Apophis and his Jaffa walked down a path through the forest. A noise sounded overhead.

"Jaffa."

The first Jaffa goes forward, the other Jaffa stop to flank Apophis. The Jaffa stopped, bending down to study a print on the ground. He stood, raising his staff weapon. Teal'c jumped out and shoots with his staff. The Jaffa ducked and the blast hit some rocks. As the other Jaffa ran to help. Carter popped up from behind a rock, shooting. Harry leapt towards Apophis as Daniel joins the firefight, also shooting from behind a rock. Jack approached Apophis from behind as Harry kept his attention, raising the tranquilizer gun. He shot just as Apophis engages the shield. Apophis sneered.

Harry grumbled before pulling out a knife and slashing at the man. Apophis staggered before his eyes flashed.

Let me take over.

You sure? Harry relinquished his control.

"Kree ta'k."

One of the Jaffa threw his staff weapon to Apophis. As O'Neill started firing his revolver at the Goa'uld. Apophis caught the staff weapon, aimed and fired at Jack who was hit in the back as he dived for cover, and fell to the ground. Carter and Daniel turned to look.

"Colonel!"

Sam jumped out from behind her rock, moving toward Jack. Apophis saw her and shot her in the chest. Harry pulled out the tranquilliser and attempted to stab it into Apophis as Daniel tried to make his way over to Carter. Apophis spotted him and shot him in the torso. He fell down the small slope and came to rest at the bottom, unmoving.

Apophis sent Harry flying into a rock as Teal'c jumped up, still shooting. He managed to shoot a Jaffa then fired at Apophis. The personal shield absorbed the staff blasts.

"Teal'c. Jaffa Shol'va!"

Everything hurt. Harry was surprised to find that he was still alive as Teal'c lowered his weapon.

"Tal shakka mel. I die free."

Harry closed his eyes.

Later

You're lucky to have me, you know.

Am I? Hardly anyone trusts me because of you. Besides, you're the experienced hunter and when the first time we attack a Goa'uld, we lose.

Apophis had the advantage over us. He's in an adult body while you're still a teenager, one without much experience with a knife. I can guide you but you still need training. And are you sure that no one trusts me? I sense that your people are slowly beginning to do just that.

He groaned before pushing himself up and exited the hut which seemed to be created from sticks and mud.

"Is this your village? Aresh? Tao Aki? We need to find our friend Teal'c."

Harry grinned before joining the group. "Hey guys."

"Ah…fruit. Nothing like coming back from the dead to build up an appetite," muttered Jack as he noticed the fruit on a nearby bench. They sat on the bench across from the small family.

Harry frowned as he felt something brush against his mind. Is someone there?

The small boy approached O'Neill.

"Oh, hi. Um…listen. Uh, those things you found on us, those, um, things you took from us? The big things. They're very dangerous and…" The boy ran off. "Hey!"

In turning to watch the boy, Jack spotted Teal'c. "Teal'c! Thank God."

He rose to meet them as the boy led Teal'c to them. "Please tell me you know what's going on around here."

"I cannot tell you that."

"What about Apophis, you got a line on him?"

"I do not."

"Any idea how far away from the Stargate we might be?"

"I believe us to…"

Something caught Teal'c's attention as he and Jack turn to watch the boy approach Sam and pointed to himself.

"Nafrayu."

Carter smiled and put her hand on Nafrayu's chest.

"Nafrayu?" As Nafrayu nodded, Carter points at herself. "Carter."

Nafrayu placed his hand on Carter's shoulder. "Carter."

He gazed at Carter adoringly as she grinned at him.

"No, you can't keep him," said Jack.

Sam tried to hold back her grin.

"He has to stay here," said Harry as he rubbed his eyes. "We can't just go around taking people back with us."

One of the males was cooking some sort of porridge. He scooped some out with a wooden spoon into a cup made out of a leaf. He held it out toward the team, who sat beside the fire watching him. Jack tapped Daniel on the arm and he accepted the offered food.

"Maybe you should ask them about the Stargate," suggested Jack.

"I have; they don't understand. Actually they don't really say much at all. At the moment I'm trying to figure out if they're human."

"They're fairly human," said Sam as she looked at Nafrayu.

"I will take you to your doorway," one said. Jack looked taken aback at the sound of his words as Daniel's mouth dropped open.

"Whoa."

"You understand what I'm saying?" asked Daniel

"It took time to learn your speech," said the male as he nodded.

"Not much time," said Sam.

"Well, I'm sure they have their ways." Harry looked up before shaking his head. "And they are their ways to keep. We can't demand them to tell us." He sent them a glare.

"Go where?" asked Jack as they took a bite of his food, looking evasive.

"You know about our enemy?" asked Sam.

The bad guys? They'll be following us," continued Jack.

"You attacked them," said Lya.

"You saw?" asked Daniel

"We only meant to capture him," explained Sam. Harry rolled his eyes before feeling another brush. Wait.

There was a pause before he felt a presence in his mind.

Listen, the people we attacked, they're pretty evil. I know you can read minds so go through ours.

What? You can't speak for me Harry.

You know what I'm thinking. Oh and can you tell us your names?

"No, wait, wait, and wait. Um…you helped us. You…saved us," said Jack quickly as the female stiffened slightly before giving Harry a nod.

You are different.

Yes but we are the exception, not the rule. Most of my kind force themselves on an unwilling host. And these people do prefer not to fight as they respect life and free will but sometimes we are forced to fight because there's no other choice to protect that.

But you restrained to a certain location.

We're working on that. But please, think about what you saw. Perhaps we can become friends.

"Yes." Harry blinked as he tried to follow the conversation.

"How?"

"Our ways."

"We're from a race of people that want to learn about your ways. Your medicine," explained Daniel.

"No."

"Is there anyone else we could talk to? Do you have a leader?" asked Jack.

"They have no wish to see you."

"So there are others."

"You will go," said Anteaus firmly before walking away.

"Right…We'll go."

"If you wish us to leave, should we not depart now?" asked Teal'c.

"Your brother won't revive until later," said Lya as she handed Jack a bowl of the porridge and moved to follow Anteaus.

"Excuse me?" asked Jack. Lya stopped and turned around. "Whose brother?"

"The dead Jaffa," muttered Harry as Lya beckoned them to follow her. Rising to their feet, they did so.

"Brother?" asked Jack as they were led to a hut. Lya moved to a corner and pulled aside a curtain. On the bed was the Jaffa, asleep. They followed Lya out of the hut.

"He resisted our attempts to help him heal."

"He may yet survive. The Goa'uld he carries is healing him even now," said Teal'c

"That is good," said Anteaus as he arrived.

"How is that good? I mean, he's in the service of the Goa'uld," said Jack with a frown.

"He is like him." Anteaus nodded toward Teal'c.

"He's with us," Jack said quickly.

"Perhaps you can convince the injured one to join you as well?" suggested Lya.

"Not bloody likely," muttered Harry only to get a slap to the back of the head. "Ow!"

"Oh, I don't think so," said Sam as she gave Harry a disapproving look.

"The Goa'ulds are a…parasitic race. They take life and use it for their own purposes," explained Daniel.

"And their ways are not like your ways, believe me," finished Jack.

"They do not know the Nox."

"That's you? The Nox?" asked Daniel. Anteaus nodded.

"The ones you speak of come to hunt the Fenri."

"Fenri. What..?"

"That's probably that disappearing, invisible, flying thing we were after."

"Yes. Fenri." Anteaus nodded.

"All right, look. Um…do you have any…elders…I could speak with?" asked Jack. "I don't think you're understanding what I'm…"

"Opher is one of the eldest of the Nox."

The older man they met first smiled at them. Anteaus crosses over to him and pulls Opher to his feet.]

"If Shak'l does not die, they will be in even greater danger than they are now," said Teal'c.

"There will be no more death."

Lya rushed over to touch him.

"I have no intention of killing him. However, if Shak'l survives his injuries he will tell the Goa'uld where to find you," explained Teal'c.

"Look, obviously your medicine is very…Well it's very effective. But how do you defend yourselves?" asked Jack.

"We don't."

"But at least let us help you in exchange for what you did for us," pleaded Sam.

"You must go."

"Right. Well for now, we'll just go over here." Jack pointed. "Excuse me."

Jack walked to the opposite side of the clearing. Everyone followed.

"All right, do you know this…Shackle?"

"He served in my command when I was first prime of Apophis," explained Teal'c. Jack winced.

"Well, we can't just walk away. I mean, if we hadn't attacked Apophis, he wouldn't even be here," said Sam with a frown.

"But we can't ignore their wishes." Harry glanced at the Nox

"And we can't kill him either," said Daniel. Everyone looked at him with astonishment. "I wasn't…considering it. I was just…stating a fact."

"Okay, we'll take Shak'l back. It's not quite as good as having Apophis, but he can't stay here," suggested Jack.

"Apophis will not allow us to leave this world alive. You have challenged him, and I have betrayed him. Even if we were to locate the Stargate, leaving this world will be difficult," said Teal'c.

"So we're back to square one. We can't leave Shak'l here and we'll never get him back to the Gate without running into Apophis," said Sam with a sigh.

"Or we could ask nicely." Harry shrugged at the look. "The Nox might let us take him. They are pascifts though."

"Okay, we'll try and find out as much as we can about the Nox; it's part of why we came here right? In the meantime, I think you better check on your friend Teal'c. Whatever we end up doing, I don't think he is going to wake up in a very good mood. Know what I mean?" Jack patted Teal'c on the back.

"Did the young one truly mean what he said?" Anteaus asked from behind them.

"Harry? What did you say?" asked Jack as he frowned at him.

"Uh… just trying to help out." Harry scratched his head sheepishly. "I basically told them that we believe in peace and free will but are willing to fight to protect it."

"Really? Why?"

"Because we have more to gain with cooperating with them than working against them. Besides, the Goa'uld are a threat. What they can't have, they destroy. They may even go as far as to bomb the planet."

"But they do not know the Nox!"

"Yeah, well, they didn't know us and they came to our world and killed our people." Harry shook his head. "If you want us to go, then we'll go but we won't leave until Apophis has left the planet."

They watched as the Nox walked a distance away before separating. Artemis took over for a few moments and Harry frowned at the knife in his hand.

Throw it at that tree.

Harry did so.

That was pathetic. Like this.

Harry flipped his wrist and sent the knife flying into the tree trunk.

You're getting good at this.

Am I? I hadn't noticed. And where did you get the knife?

You'd be surprised.

Harry yelped as the arrow shot past him. "What the hell?"

"I think you've been spending too much time around us Midget." Jack shook his head as Harry gave him the arrow back.

"No offence Jack but I spend most of my time around soldiers. Did you think I wouldn't pick up a few things? And you nearly took my head off!"

"If you blunted this stick, this would be good for knocking fruit from the highest branches," suggested Nafrayu.

"Yeah, I bet it would."

"Why do you want to fight them?"

"I don't want to."

"Then don't."

Jack hesitated. "It's not that simple. Look, I believe in peace, just like you. I do."

"Then why do you fight?"

"Because our enemy gives us no option. Sometimes turning the other cheek just doesn't work."

"I'll learn to understand them better."

"No! I wouldn't do that if I were—."

Harry watched them in amusement as a Fenri appeared above them, completely visible and looking like it's going to attack.

"Go on, run. Run!"

Nafrayu ran off. Harry slipped out his wand as Jack tried to shoot the Fenri with his bow and arrow. The Fenri darted away and the arrow fell to the ground. Shaking his head, Jack picked it up before starting to look for it.

Later

Harry focused on levitating the rocks before looking up as Teal'c called for Jack. He jogged over to where Sam was starting to clean Teal'c's wound.

"Where'd the Nox go with Lya?" asked Daniel.

"Who knows where they ever go?"

"What happened?" asked Harry as he frowned.

"Shak'l escaped Harry Potter. I trained him well," said Teal'c.

"Hey, Teal'c, don't blame yourself. It's Shak'l's choice to follow Apophis." Harry shook his head. "Though that doesn't help me relax."

"Is he going to be all right?" asked Jack.

"Well, if it were you or me…" Sam trailed off.

"My wound will heal. We must find Shak'l." Teal'c looked up

"We will," reassured Jack. "Harry, can you do some more of your mojo?"

There was a strange noise, and a shimmer in the air. Jack and Daniel turn to see Lya laying on a table, with the rest of the Nox standing over her. Their hands are crossed, their eyes closed as they fade in and out of view. When the view of them became stable, Lya slowly blinked and opened her eyes. She sat up, looking tired, and smiled when comforting hands touched her shoulders.

"You…brought us back the same way?" asked Jack as Anteaus approached.

"Yes."

"You become visible during the ceremony," said Teal'c.

"When we are performing the ritual of life we are unable to shield ourselves."

"A weakness."

Anteaus nodded. "We are hidden again."

Harry took a few steps away before pulling out his wand. "Point me Shak'l." he waited for the wand to stop spinning before heading in that direction. He ran in that direction before crouching as he heard someone calling out in Goa'uld. He quietly followed them before groaning as Nafrayu appeared in front of them.

As soon as the ribbon device started to glow, Harry started to run and grabbed Nafrayu before running away.

"What were you thinking? They would have hurt you!"

"I wanted to see a Goa'uld."

Harry pulled him aside as a staff bolt narrowly missed him. "Stupefy! Stupefy! Stupefy! Stupefy!"

He grinned as the group collapsed to the ground.

"Well, that was, uh, impressive. Is there a reason why you didn't want to tell us?" Harry groaned as Jack walked over to him.

"Because there are laws against it. I'm only allowed to use magic in front of normal people if it's a life threating situation. Though family members are allowed to know. Give me a second and I can make them forget they ever saw us."

Sounds came out of the forest as Sam, Daniel and Teal'c arrived.

"Uh, what?" Daniel frowned at the bodies. "They're still alive, right?"

"Uh, yeah. Give me a second." Harry sighed before obliviating them. "There we go. I just erased their memories of us and the Nox. That should keep them hidden for a while."

"Harry, did you even think before doing that?" asked Daniel in protest.

"Yes but sometimes the best of two choices is still evil Danny. It was that or the possibility of them knowing about the Nox."

Later

They climbed over the ridge to find the Stargate was still missing.

"This is where the Stargate should be," commented Teal'c.

"Still missing," muttered Harry as Anteaus appeared in front of them.

"We sent your enemy through the doorway." Nafrayu appeared next to Anteaus. "He wanted to wish you farewell."

"I'm glad you're okay," said Jack.

"And you. We sent your weapons back through the doorway."

"Take care of yourself Nafrayu. And remember. Curiosity killed the cat." Harry looked at the weird looks. "What?"

"Yeah, speaking of the Stargate…" Jack trailed off.

"You fear for us, yes?"

"Yes." Jack nodded.

"It is our way that the strong defend the weak," explained Teal'c.

"We're afraid for you," continued Jack.

"Before you go, O'Neill, there is something we would have you see." Anteaus waved his hand. Behind them, up in the sky, a floating city appeared.

"Oh my God."

"That's impressive." Harry looked up at the city. "Almost reminds me of my school…"

"Fear not." The Stargate appeared and activated. "Maybe one day you will learn, that your way is not the only way. Perhaps, in time, we can be friends."

The two vanished as Jack looked from the spot they were standing back to the floating city.

"Why didn't he tell us about this before?"

"I think, in their way, they did," said Daniel as the city vanished.

"It appears they possess a form of technology far greater than that of the Goa'uld," commented Teal'c.

"They looked so helpless…" Sam looked towards the forest.

"The very young do not always do as they're told.'" Everyone stared at Jack. "Just a little something the Nox told me one time. Something worth taking home."

"Besides, I now have a new project to work on. Invisibility."

Jack shook his head, muttering about mad scientists as they walked back through the Stargate.

"So this is it." Sam touched the hologram. "Why did you make it?"

"Boredom mostly. I mean, I know I have tutors but apart from that, I have nothing to do. I might even go into engineering." Harry frowned slightly. "Would have to be long distance though. I don't think we'd be able to stand living away from here."

Sam looked at him. "You know things like this take longer than a few months to develop, right?"

"Wwll, I have advanced knowleged, remember? There's things like this out there Sam. It just takes some adjustment to be able to create it with what we have."

"Talking about that, do you think that we could perhaps develop technological versions of what you do?"

"It's possible." Harry shrugged. What do you think?

Well, it's something to do. I still plan on making a invisibility device.

People shouted outside. Harry stood up and opened the door only for something white to slam into him, hooting.

"What? Hedwig?" Hedwig hooted at him before starting to peck. "OW! I'm sorry for leaving you alone for so long! Honestly, I couldn't get back!"

"What is going on?" Jack ran into the room. "Harry, what are you doing down there?!"

"I'm being attacked by my owl! Hedwig, I'll give you all my bacon rinds. I won't leave you again. Please stop attacking me!" Hedwig hooted at him before flying onto the chair and leaving something on Harry. "Thanks. What is this?"

Harry pushed himself up and picked up the thing. "Is this my trunk?"

He enlarged it, causing everyone to stare before opening it only to gape at the dog. "Ok, what the hell?"

"What's this about an owl flying into the base?" asked Daniel as he poked his head in. Hedwig hooted at him. "Ok. Why is there a dog?"

"Her name is Hedwig and I think she came looking for me. I'm surprised that she even made it down here. We're what? Twenty something levels down." Harry blinked at his broken glasses before taking them off. "As for the dog, well, I think it's not really a dog.

If you want me to, I can fix your eyes.

"And you didn't tell me this why?" Everyone's eyebrows raised.

I didn't see why I should.

"Fine, go ahead." Harry blinked as everything started to come into focus. "What a day."

The dog barked as it climbed out of the trunk before licking him.

"Stop it, please! And can you transform back into your normal self?"

The dog barked.

"They know if it helps."

One second later and they were looking at a man as he pulled Harry into a hug.

"You're still alive Harry."

"Of course I am. Uh, can you let go of me?" Harry blinked at the soldiers with guns pointing at them. "Uh, mind pointing those somewhere else?"