--Harry Potter, and everything you recognize from the books isn't mine, of course. I could've never came up with a brilliant idea like that. I lack on brilliant ideas. All of them belong to J.K. Rowling!

--------------------------- Hmm....sorry, I think this is the shortest chapter of the whole story if I'm not mistaken!!!!!!! But no matter, this chapter has enough goodness in it that it makes up for the shortness. Here's the review replies:

¤¤ PhoenixPadfoot89: Yay! Okay, Crimson Phoenix Day then. (That's cool, because the fifth's my Bday) so I'll be able to remember it. You'll get to see who dies this chapter! ::grins:: Seems like you have a good idea who it is though!!! :-) Thanks for reviewing!

¤¤ Luxferre: I'm sorry!!!!!!!! But I'm glad you reviewed! :-)

¤¤ Kevin McKay: LOL that's okay. I wondered if I had posted twenty-three a bit faster than usual...Midnight? Man...you've gotta be tired...lol. I'm on the other side of the country in TN! Closest I've been to CA would be Las Vegas--awesome (and extremely colorful) place. Yeah, the word "badger" is funny sounding for some reason...dunno, maybe I'm just weird...

¤¤ volleypickle16: Hey, thanks!! I'm still not sure about a sequel. I've actually been subconsciously thinking about one in my head....but I'm not sure if it will work out. I'm also working on this story (it's starting out really cool) and I'd probably end up posting it before doing a sequel for this one, but I'll think about it more!!! Thanks for reviewin'!!!

Here we go, the last chapter! Okay, you guys probably aren't reading these words, but I just decided I'd be quick and post the final chapter to this story (Just to make you all happier!!! See, I can be nice!!!)

Oh well, here we go!

Chapter 24- Ensnare the Senses

Harry arrived at the graveyard, hoping his presence hadn't been given away by the sound of his Apparating. He crouched behind a headstone, his heart still racing. Where were Dumbledore and Voldemort?

With a pang, memories flooded back to him.. the graveyard......the exact same one Cedric died in...the same where Voldemort was ressurected...

Swiftly, he stuck his head around the headstone and snuck to another one, hiding behind it. And idea struck him and he changed into Animagus form.

Harry had once told Hermione that being an unregistered Animagus could come in handy. It seemed that he was right... he quietly walked around the headstone and stalked around, looking for Dumbledore, and preparing to have an encounter with Voldemort.

As Harry looked around, memories of the night Cedric died came into his mind, and he hurriedly blocked them out. He moved along, until his sensitive ears picked up a voice....a highly familiar one...

He went toward the voice, and as he moved in the shadows, he saw them.

Voldemort was cornering an unconcerned Dumbledore against a particularly large headstone. Dumbledore's face wore that of calmness...and Harry was amazed at it.

The crickets and toads were singing an annoying chorus, and as Harry snuck toward the closest stone at Voldemort's back, Dumbledore's eyes fell upon him and he muttered, "Shadow."

Voldemort stopped talking and turned around so fast that his head looked as if it were going to spin off from his neck. Upon seeing nothing, he turned back to Dumbledore.

Amazingly...unbelievably....Voldemort did not get a vision that Harry was back to normal...back as a human...

Harry silently pulled out his wand and tightened his grip on it. He was about four feet from Voldemort..

He got up his courage. He was going to do it. He was going to do this now, for everyone he has lost, and for himself most of all...

Bellatrix Lestrange's words flooded back to his mind.

'Never used an Unforgivable Curse before, have you, boy? You have to mean them, Potter!'

His heart was racing worse than ever....it was beating so hard against his chest that he wondered if Voldemort would hear it...

He knew Dumbledore was wondering what he was doing.....wondering where the Order of the Phoenix was...he gripped his wand....he was about to do it...he had to....he had to do it now....he may never get the chance to do it ever again...

He wanted to cause Voldemort's death. He needed to get it over with....it was like taking a sickly medicine...knowing everything would be better once it was gone.....his scar was burning like an ignited fire in his head...

He stepped out from behind the headstone and boldly thrust his wand out. Voldemort did not get the vision of him standing there....

He was Harry Potter. He would do this. He knew he could do this...he was Dumbledore's equal...and he had to prove it...his scar was still aching...

Voldemort was still talking, his wicked smile in place as he stared at Dumbledore. Dumbledore was careful not to look at Harry....one glance may give his presence away...

He thrust out his wand again.

'I believe you are capable of the Unforgivable Curses, Harry..' Those were Dumbledore's words.

Voldemort continued. "And he'd look at the wall, the stupid boy, and hiss out in the regal language he shouldn't be capable of--'Ensnare the Senses....Ensnare the Senses---'"

Do it now, Harry...do it now...

"Shut up," he snarled at Voldemort, "Avada Kedavra!"

Harry watched with sheer fascination as the green light burst from his wand...the same green light that had killed so many...it hit Voldemort and it seemed to be absorbed...

For a second, Voldemort just stood there...the grin wiped from his face....

The crickets and the toads stopped their chorus. A ringing silence swept the graveyard....a wind suddenly picked up like a raging hurricane....

BOOM.

An explosion occured...a white and blinding explosion where Voldemort had once stood...

It was like a supernova, such a blinding explosion that Harry could see it through his shielded eyes...he wondered what was happening but he was never knocked to the ground...

The explosion dissipated, the winds died, a mist-like smoke cleared, and not a sound was heard as Harry looked down at a pile of black robes covered with ashes that had once clothed a hideous monster...

Harry dropped his wand and it hit the ground as if it were in slow motion...He took his first breath of life without Voldemort..

He was dead. Gone forever. The prophecy was fulfilled...

Harry stared at the heap of robes on the ground, watching as a the ashes upon them stirred in a whispering wind. The crickets and the toads began singing once again, and the night was filled with its usual normality.

Harry did not move. He had just killed. He was a murderer...

Dumbledore looked at him, watching his face, and he reached down to pick up Harry's wand.

He held it out for him.

Harry looked at it, then at Dumbledore's twinkling eyes, a sign that everything was going to be all right....it was over..

The young wizard smiled and took the wand, tucking it into his robes.

"I just--"

"Yes, Harry. You did. He is gone now and he will never return to haunt the footsteps of wizardkind again. All thanks to you, Harry. It's all over. We can finally live."

Harry looked down at his crimson robes, which were still clean. "Back to Hogwarts?" he muttered, looking at Dumbledore.

Dumbledore smiled. "Yes, indeed. I believe there is a certain certificate that you haven't received yet, and strangely enough, after you would have graduated, I was planning to ask you if you were interested in joining the Order. But there is obviously no need for an Order anymore...."

With a reasurring smile from Dumbledore, they both Apparated to the gates of Hogsmeade, where the clouds were showing a sign of early morning.

The two walked down to Hogwarts in silence, but with small smiles on their faces, and Harry couldn't help thinking about the last words from Voldemort's mouth that seemed to ring through the silence like a serpent's hiss:

"Ensnare the Senses."

(A/N: THE END! That's why the story is called Ensnare the Senses...because those are the last words Voldemort said before he died. (Snape would be proud, LOL) And by the way, all those times that Lupin told Harry that the Order was recruiting members at the end of the year--he was trying to hint to Harry that they wanted to recruit him. Hope you liked the story, please please REVIEW......I really want to know if you liked it, but still don't flame me!!!!!)