Title: Going Back to Save them All

Rating: T

Summary: Harry Potter goes to bed as an old man and wakes up in his eleven year old body. Seeing this as a chance to rid the world of Voldemort early he decides to make some changes.

Disclaimer: I don't own any of Rowling's characters and I'm making nothing from this.

Chapter 9

The Christmas holidays came around and Harry, like before, had signed up to stay at Hogwarts for the winter holidays. There was no way that he was going back to the Dursley's. Even though, later on, he and Dudley had gotten up to Christmas card terms he still hadn't forgotten how bad Dudley had been to him. Like before Snape, and the others, were staying as well. Hermione and Neville were going home but Ron Weasley wasn't due to his parents visiting Charlie in Romania. At least Harry hoped that they were still taking that trip.

Harry got another letter from the Most Excellent Society of Potioneers.

Mr. Potter,

The first stage of testing on werewolves have taken place. None of them have changed into a werewolf. Will let you know when the second month is over.

Harry didn't read who had written it.

Harry enjoyed the fact that he was the only student staying in the Hufflepuff common room. He was able to gather is thoughts and think about what he was going to do next. Even if he managed to keep the stone away from Tom Ginny Weasley was coming next year and with her would come the first Horcrux that would force her to open the Chamber of Secrets. However, this time, there was no monster to attack the students.

What would Tom do to her? Harry decided that he was going to do something that, if he had known about future events, and had the skills, he would have done long ago. Taking out his wand he muttered a spell under his breath and a ball of molten ore came out, charmed to stop encasing what it was holding until it arrived. He had done this before, when he was learning how to draw dark wizards out of their homes. He then added liquid fire, charmed to be seven times hotter than normal fire, a charm that only Aurors knew about.

He had used this one before, which drove the dark wizards out. When that was done, he took it and left the common room. Thankfully there was no one around when he headed for the Owlery. He chose a school owl and charmed it so that it wouldn't drop until it reached its destination.

"Deliver this to the Malfoy library," he told the owl, who nodded and flew away.


Severus was about ready to go to bed, he had come back from a meeting with the Headmaster about the stone, and all he wanted to do was sleep and not think about how strange Potter's return to the magical world had been. He hadn't told the Headmaster how smart Potter was or the fact that the kid was from the future. He had just laid down when his fireplace roared and Narcissa and Draco came out of it.

"What the-?"

"Severus, the library," Narcissa told him.

"What about the library?" he asked her.

"Its' on fire and dad's in there," Draco told him.

"Dear Merlin."

"Please, Lucius, come on," Narcissa begged but he didn't come out.

Severus had a feeling that Lucius was dead.

Three days later it was confirmed that Malfoy Manor had burned down. When Severus came past Harry he had a feeling that Potter was responsible. However he couldn't prove it. Yet! And if he did, no one would believe him if he told anyone. Of course he needed to know the reason that an eleven year old would murder. Wasn't he supposed to come back to save them all.

"Potter, a word," Severus said when Harry was done with whatever he was doing.

"Yes," he said.

"Malfoy Manor burned to the ground and Lucius body was found," he said, "Did you have a hand in this?"

"Is there any books left?" Potter asked.

Severus felt anger rising, but he controlled it.

"What does books have anything to do with what I've asked?"

"Because, sir, Lucius Malfoy was holding one of Tom's Horcrux's in there," he said, "That thing was coming to Hogwarts and was going to control Ginny Weasley. I'm sorry that Lucius died but the Greater Good must prevail. That's all that matters."

And he left, leaving Severus stunned for the first time. The boy wasn't talking like James Potter would have talked, he was talking like Grindelwald and Dumbledore combined. His tone was cold, unfeeling, and to the point. Severus shivered at that tone and hoped to never hear that tone coming from Potter again or when Potter was pointing a wand at him.

Because he knew that he would be dead.


A/N: Potter is a bit dark in this story, but due to his life experiences one can't blame him. He's willing to do anything to get the job done. Another note: Sorry about not posting last week, I was just way too tired.