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Dumbledore wanted to talk to Harry and discuss what happened at the graveyard, but his dads immediately refused. They took him up to Gryffindor Tower and put him in bed.
"We will talk about everything tomorrow." Loki said. "For now, just rest."
"I don't know if I can." Harry said.
Tony smiled sympathetically, "We know."
Sirius, who was called while Harry was in the Hospital Wing, transformed and cuddled up to Harry, giving his cheek a quick lick.
"Sleep" Loki said. A few waves of magic washed over Harry, sending him into a dreamless sleep.
Cedric's memorial was the next day. Everyone sat in the Great Hall, listening to Dumbledore as he made his solemn speech. From his seat, Harry could see Cho crying with her friends. His heart went out to her; he wasn't close to Cedric, but he knew that he was a good person.
Harry stared forward; green light and Cedric's lifeless eyes flashed in front of him. Harry bowed his head in respect with everyone else, remembering a young man who died too soon.
When the ceremony was over, Harry, Hermione, and Ron went to the Black Lake where Sirius, Remus, and Harry's dads were waiting for them.
"Now, tell us what happened after you touched the Portkey." Loki said.
Harry nodded and told them everything that happened. Peter killing Cedric, the three ingredients for the resurrection, and about the Death Eaters. He told them what Aileen said and of his and Voldemort's fight before he left.
"It was like our wands connected." Harry said.
"Priori Incantatem." Remus said.
"What?" Ron asked.
"The Reverse Spell effect" Sirius explained.
Remus nodded, "It is something that happens when two brother wands are forced to battle. Harry's and Voldemort's wands share cores. They each have a feather from the tail of the same phoenix. Two brother wands will not work properly against each other; which is why when they do fight, one wand will force the other to eject spells it has performed in reverse."
"So what does that mean?" Tony asked.
"It means that Harry saw Cedric again, in some form or another." Remus said.
"So he came back to life?" Ron asked.
Remus shook his head, "No spell can reawaken the dead. It was more of a shadow."
Harry nodded. "He looked like a ghost, but different. He spoke to me, told me to bring his body back."
"Did you see anyone else?" Loki asked.
"Yeah, after Cedric I saw the old man from my dreams, and…my parents."
Sirius and Remus froze while Ron and Hermione's eyes widened.
"You saw Lily and James?" Sirius whispered.
Harry nodded, "They gave me time to escape."
Remus smiled bittersweetly, "Even in death, they will protect their son."
"So who gets to tell Professor Dumbledore about this?"
"I will Pup, don't worry." Sirius said. "Later though. He's got his own troubles."
"It would seem that Fudge doesn't believe Voldemort is back. He believes you both are making it up to get attention." Remus said.
Tony snorted, "He's not very smart then."
"I'm more worried about Skeeter than I am about Fudge. I don't want any more lies written about me." Harry said.
"Oh, she won't be bothering you anymore." Hermione smirked.
"Why not?" Ron asked.
"I found out how she has been listening in on private conversations."
"How?" Harry asked. He could tell she was excited to tell them, he was excited to listen.
"Like this" She held out a jar which held a few twigs and leaves and one fat, shiny beetle.
"A beetle?" Ron asked.
Hermione rolled her eyes, "Rita Skeeter is an unregistered animagus. She has been sneaking around the castle like this. I caught her on the windowsill in the hospital wing. If you look closely, you can see the markings around her antennae match those horrid glasses she wears."
Ron and Harry peered into the jar and sure enough, there were distinct markings around the insect's antennae. "Bloody hell" Ron gasped.
"What are you going to do with her?" Harry asked.
"I am going to release her when I get to London. I've put an Unbreakable Charm on the jar so that she can't transform. She's also going to keep her quill to herself for a year, so that she can break that nasty habit of writing nothing but lies." Hermione smiled serenely, placing the jar back into her bag.
"Are you sure we cannot just get rid of her?" Loki asked. "She is just an insect, easy enough to exterminate."
"She's not an ant though, it won't be the same." Tony chuckled.
"Easily rectified" Loki smirked.
"I feel like we're missing something." Ron whispered. The others nodded.
Before school ended, Harry received the prize money for winning the Triwizard Tournament. He didn't want it, he didn't think he deserved it. Cedric should have won it. It was Harry's fault Cedric was at the graveyard, he should be here to claim the prize money. He tried to give it to Mrs. Diggory, but she refused.
Since he didn't need the money, he decided to donate it to the Weasley twins. "We can't take this Harry" Fred pushed the money back to Harry.
"Nonsense, Ron said you were cheated out of your money for me winning the tournament." Harry said. "Besides, I don't need it. Use it for the joke shop."
"You're mental!" Fred replied. "There's got to be at least a thousand galleons in here!"
"Look, the world is about to get a lot darker. We could use some laughs."
The twins' eyes were misty as they carefully took the sack. "Thanks mate" George said.
Harry smiled, "Just don't tell your Mum where you got it from. And buy Ron new dress robes and say they're from you, as a favor to me."
"Course mate, anything for you." They cheered.
When Harry got home, he was greeted by his family.
"Glad to have you back kid" Clint greeted.
"Glad to be back Clint." Harry replied.
"Heard your training has paid off." Natasha smirked.
"Yeah, it has."
"Good, now we can move onto something more challenging." Natasha said. "According to Loki, you weren't fast enough and got pinned down. We will have to work on that."
Harry groaned, already feeling his muscles aching. "But I was injured!"
"Then we'll just have to rough you up a bit and then start training." Clint smirked.
"It was good while it lasted I guess." He said as he quickly ran to the elevator. The doors closed, silencing Clint's cackling.
Hope you all enjoyed reading this.
I do plan on doing the next year….but I don't know when I will post it. If it goes anything like this story, the next sequel won't be up for another year. So be patient and just keep a look out for the next story in the sequence, I hope I can get it out sooner rather than later but who knows.