~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~

LILY: *on the floor, rolling around, kicking and screaming*

MIRAI: *sighing* Sorry. Er.....Lils a little......upset at the moment.

LILY: A LITTLE?! A LITTLE?! WHY?! WHY?! IT'S NOT RIGHT! IT'S NOT FAIR! NOOOOOOO! *bursting out into a fresh set of tears*

MIRAI: Lily, I.....Eh....

LILY: Don't! There's nothing you can do to make me feel better about his death! Just go away! It's not fair! It's not fair!

MIRAI: Lily, come on, I know it's hard-


Mirai: Ok, this is hard for her, so I'm gonna do her disclaimer. She doesn't own the characters ok? That's it. And I guess she's gonna choke it up and try to type.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~


Chapter 20

Harry smiled happily as his father patted him on the back for the seventeeth time since he'd ended the match.

"Way to go, Harry. Way to go. What a way to handle that broom stick! Nice going son!" James said beaming with pride.

"Yes, you did wonderfully dear, we're very proud of you." Lily said with a hug as Harry blushed.

"I'm surprised though. You fly even better than your dear old dad." Sirius said, laughing as he ducked when James growled at him and swung a fist at his head.

"Well, well, well. If it isn't everyone's favorite family. So good to see you, Potter. I do hope your adjusting to......well.....life.....You've had such a break from it, then haven't you?" A cold sneering voice said.

"Malfoy." James spat, narrowing his eyes at the tall blonde man.

"Potter." Lucius repeated, his eyes narrowing as his smirk widened.

"Oh hello, *cuz.* So good to see you again. How have you been?" Sirius asked, smirking at Narcissa.

"You are no relation to me, criminal!" Narcissa said, pointing her nose in the air.

"Aw, that hurts, I'm sure." Sirius said, putting a hand on his chest as he glared at her.

"What do you want anyway?" Lily asked curtly.

"I don't see how it's any of your business anyhow, you filthy mud-" Lucius began, before James punched him suddenly in the jaw.

"Say it again. Give me a reason, Malfoy." James snarled as Lucius sneered at him, his fist at the corner of his mouth.

"Violent as always, Potter." Malfoy said, wiping the corner of his mouth.

"Just get lost Malfoy. Go sulk off with your fellow snakes. Snape's over there somewhere, in the grass probably." Sirius said.

"First that fool Dumbledore hires the werewolf, and now a criminal. Such a shame what this school is sinking too, isn't it?" Lucius said, shaking his head in disapproval.

"Go to hell Lucius. Oh wait, you can't can you? A slimy snake like you'd probably *buy* your way out of that too, wouldn't you?" James spat.

Lucius glared at James for a moment, before his eyes landed on Harry.

"And young Mr. Potter as well. We meet again." Lucius said.

"Pleasure, I'm sure. Now you can go run back to your great *master* can't you?" Harry spat as James put his hand on his son's shoulder.

"Charming little brat." Lucius said, looking back up at James. "You might want to teach him to keep his tongue though. Especially to his superiors." Lucius said.

"I do, when I see them." Harry said, narrowing his eyes at the man.

"Brave lad. Your father was a brave lad, when he was young and foolish. And look at how that turned out for him.....in the end....." Lucius said, narrowing his eyes at James.

"Sorry to disappoint you, Malfoy, but as you can very well see, I'm very much alive. As is my wife. Tell your master he'd better watch himself. He couldn't even defeat a little boy. And he sure as hell won't get anymore tries. I'll kill him if it's the last thing I do." James growled.

"Funny, especially when it was you that suffered that very same fate, Potter. Your brat got away on a technicality. But he doesn't have *mummy's* protection anymore, now does he? It's only a matter of time." Lucius said, then smirked before turning swiftly on his heel.

"Come on Narcissa. We have to find Draco." Malfoy said, walking away. Narcissa sent one last glare at Sirius, before turning and following her husband.

"He couldn't defeat a little boy, Malfoy, remember that! He will have his day! He can't hide forever!" James yelled after Lucius, his fists cletched at his side.

"James." Lily said hesitantly.

"Bastard." James said, before shaking his head and looking back down at Harry.

"When did you meet him before, Harry?" James asked curiously.

"In my second year." Harry said.

"I see." James said, before turning around and walking in the opposite direction.

"Come on, we have a celebration to get to." James called over his shoulder.

"Your father's right, Harry. Come on." Lily said, her hands on her son's shoulders as she led the two of them after James.

Sirius and Remus exchanged a look, before following after their friends.

**************************************************************************** ******

"Class, class, do settle down. While I am pleased that Gryffindor beat those slimy, cheating snakes yesterday, we still have a class to teach." James said with a smile.

"Now, as I recall, we were starting on Wandless Magic. Now, who here can recall an incident perhaps, when they did not have their wands and yet they still might have preformed a bit of magic? Hmm?" James asked.

Harry sighed as he looked around the room. No one was raising their hand. Maybe he had been the only one? Or maybe, they were all just a bit nervous to share their own experiences. With a sigh, Harry raised his hand.

"Er, yes Harry?" James asked, looking at his son in surprise. He'd thought that Harry didn't want to be the center of attention in the DADA classes anymore.

"Well, there were a few times, nothing too major. But eh.....the biggest thing I can think of is when I enflated my Uncle's sister." Harry said.

James, Sirius, and Remus's jaws dropped.

"Your.....?" Sirius asked, amusement in his eyes as Harry nodded.

"And why exactly.....?" Remus asked with a laugh.

"She was, er......well, she was insulting my Mum and Dad actually. And I sort of....lost my temper, that's all." Harry said, blushing.

"I take it you're talking about Petunia's sister-in-law Marge?" James asked.

"How did you-?" Harry asked curiously.

"Your mother told me of course." James said as Harry nodded.

"Oh. Well, yeah. So that's what happened." Harry said.

"Very nice example. You did not have your wand in your hand either?" Remus asked as Harry shook his head.

"Excellent, excellent. Five points to Gryffindor. Alright then Harry, thank you. Anyone else care to share?" James asked.

Immediately a few hands shot up. Harry laughed at all the stories, just like everyone else. An exploding mailbox, a candle igniting suddenly that almost burnt down the house, a family cat being covered in green fur, and Harry's personal favorite, the teacher that kept getting shorter and shorter in one of the students primary schools.

"Oh my, well, not all wandless magic is necessarily good of course. Merlin's beard, was he ok?" Remus asked.

Lee Jordan shrugged his shoulders.

"How should I know Professor? My parents contacted the Ministry of Magic and it was all sorted out. Nasty git deserved it, of course though." Lee said with a smirk.

"Well, er, yes. Moving on then." Remus said with a chuckle.

"You know what? I think these guys deserve a bit of a treat. We did win against Slytherin after all. What do you say Prongs?" Sirius asked smirking.

"What exactly did you have in mind, there Padfoot?" James asked with a laugh as Sirius turned to look at the class with a broad smile.

"Who'd like to see an animagus transformation? Or two?" Sirius asked with a wink.

"But Professor Black, the only Professor in Hogwarts that's an animagus is Professor McGonagall. And we've all seen that." Lavandar said as Sirius smirked widely.

"Not entirely true, my dear. She is actually, the only *registered* animagus that teaches here at the school, but she is not the only one with the ability." Sirius said, looking as James, who was shaking his head in defeat, a smile on his face.

Cheers rose up from the class of Gryffindors, as the students stared at James and Sirius.

"Alright, alright. Padfoot is right. Ok, ok, since it is such a happy occasion, I'll comply and transform. Ok, shall I go first, or do you want to Padfoot, old friend?" James asked.

"Be my guest Bambi." Sirius said, bowing at the waist as James scowled playfully at him.

"You know deer are more dangerous that dogs, Scooby." James said.

"No their not, just get on with it, antler boy." Sirius said with a laugh.

With a laugh of his own, James nodded at his best friend, before looking carefully around the room. After a few moments, he gestured for Remus and Sirius to help him move their long table back against the wall. After that was done, Remus and Sirius walked over to the far side of the room, effectively blocking the door in case any other teachers might happen to pass by it, and waited patiently as James stood in the center of the room.

"Before I attempt this transformation of mine, I think it needs to be said that what Professor Black said before was a little.....inaccurate. Actually, when I arrived at the Ministry of Magic before the start of term, not only was I there as a witness to clear Professor Black's name, but I decided to register myself under the animagi listings for England. Meaning- " James began as Sirius's jaw dropped.

"You went legal on us? Ah Prongsie, how could you? I thought we had a pact?" Sirius said, pretending to look hurt.

"We were young and foolish teenagers back then Sirius. A lot has changed since then. Besides, what kind of example would we be setting for our kids?" James asked with a wink at Harry.

"Alright, alright, I'll register too. Damn know-it-all herbivore." Sirius said, shaking his head with a laugh.

"Anyway, I believe now that that's settled, perhaps it might be a good idea to get on with the demonstration?" James asked as cheers rang out through the class.

James smiled as he looked around the class once more, before closing his eyes in concentration. A few moments later, a rich golden red hue began to glow around him. Before long, James's figure bent forward, his arms growing and forming into long, thin, strong legs and hooves, the back, doing the same.

A small tail grew out of his back as his head and neck stretched, his neck becoming long and sleek, his nose changing and stretching out into a fur covered muzzle, his ears shifting to the top of his head and growing longer than usual.

Finally, from up top his head, his antlers started to sprout, growing longer and branching off into sharp tips until they finally stopped until they were nearly 2 and a half, maybe 3 feet long.

James in his animagus form, in all sense of the name, Prongs, looked around the length of the room, his rich brown eyes taking them all in. After a few moments, the stag knelt onto one knee before them, lowering his massive antlers and it's head in a neat bow.

The entire class errupted with applause.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~