Chapter Ten- Welcome Home

Harry and Draco sat in their father's quarters. They had only been released that morning. It had taken everything they had to let the matron let them out before the school year ended. Severus sat in a chair across from the couch his sons were sitting on. He had a lot of news to tell them. And he didn't know know where to start.

"Boys, there are some things I need to tell you."

They looked up at their father. "What is it?" Blake asked.

Severus sighed. "Molly Weasley wants to come see us. Arthur owled me last night. She is waiting for you to say it is okay."

Blake looked at his brother. "It is up to him. I have been told I am a son of a death eater my whole life. She was wrong about you, but it didn't affect me as bad as Harry. Let him decide."

Severus looked at his elder, by 6 minutes, son. "Harry, go ahead, you heard him."

"Let her come."

"Are you sure, Harry? I don't know what she is going to say." Severus asked.

"Yes. Tell her to come."

"Okay. Something else, with Voldemort's decease, Neville Longbottom's parents have got cured from being tortured. They are fine now."

Harry smiled. Blake grinned even bigger. Harry was clueless. "I am happy for Neville then."

Blake looked at his brother and looked at him with a "are you that stupid" look. "Harry, don't you get it? With Voldemort dead, Neville's parents are better. Do we know anyone else who was like Neville's parent who might have got better?"

"Not that I can."


"WHAT!?" Harry asked, grin getting bigger.

Severus smiled. "Yes, Harry, Sirius has made a full recovery, we are to pick him up in a week. He will be living with us at Snape Manor until they give him back the deed to his house."

Harry smiled and hugged his father. "Can we got see him?"

"Mrs. Weasley was wanting to come first. And Ginny and Hermione were wanting to go with us. They will be down here any time now."

"Well call Mr. Weasley and tell him to bring her."

Severus walked to the fireplace and no less than twenty minutes the Weasley clan, minus Percy and Ron, and Hermione were in Severus's quarters. Mrs. Weasley walked up to the three men with tears in her eyes.

"Severus, Harry, Blake, I wanted to say I am sorry for all the awful things I said. You have really proven your loyalty to the light. I was just upset I guess, we had discovered Percy was a death eater and it just hit too close to home. I don't think I will ever forgive myself for what I said about you. I also want to apologize on Ron's."

"Mrs. Weasley, your son and you are different people, I am not prejudiced enough to base by opinion on you with that of your son. You did that to me, my father, and my brother, as for the matter of your son, don't apologize for him, he wasn't sorry. I do forgive you though."

Mrs. Weasley cried harder and pulled Harry into an embrace. "I AM SO SORRY."

Severus looked at his son and smiled. Soon the Weasleys were gone. All that remained was Severus, Harry, Blake, Hermione and Ginny. The girls sat in their boyfriends laps. "Are you ready to go see Sirius?" Severus asked.

"Sure." The teenagers responded.

An hour later, the small group walked to Sirius's new room in St. Mungos. They were giving him tests to make sure he was okay. Harry walked first into the room. Sirius was asleep. Harry smiled. This was the first time he had seen his godfather in a peaceful sleep since he was attacked.

Harry walked over to the bed, the rest of the group behind him. He put a hand on Sirius's shoulder and kissed his godfather's forehead. Sirius's eyes opened and he smiled. "Harry."

Harry already felt the tears flowing down his face but he didn't care. He threw himself into his godfather's arms and cried. After an emotional greeting to all the room they sat on talked. They talked about all that had happened when Sirius wasn't well. Harry, sadly, told him about Ron and Dean turning out to be death eaters and the death of Voldemort and the death eaters.

Soon the subject was Sirius going home. "So, the ministry says that I can have my house in a month. Then I can move out of Severus's manor and lived there and."

Severus's face grew sad. "Harry?"

Harry turned to face his father who had covered up his sadness. "Yes, dad?"

"May I speak to you outside for a moment?"

Harry followed his father out of the room and they sat on a couch in the lobby. "Harry, I know that you are going to be staying home while you go to Hogwarts University."


"Well, when Sirius gets his house, I am sure you will want to move in with don't let me stand in your way if that is what you want to do."

Harry stared at his father and then started to laugh. Severus frowned. "Why are you laughing?"

"Dad, it's you."

"What's so funny about me?"

"Well, a godfather is who you stay with if your father can't stay and take care of you, you are able to though."

"It's okay Harry, if you don't want to live with me."

"That's why I am laughing. What makes you think I wouldn't want to live with you. I love Sirius, he is one of the most important people in my life, but you are my FATHER and I want to stay with you." Harry smiled and hugged his father, who was fighting back his tears.

The man and his son walked back into the hospital room and Sirius looked at them. "Harry, as I was saying, when I get my new house, I don't want you to live with me?"

Harry smiled. "Why?"

"Because, you have a father, and you need to stay with him. You can visit. But I am not going to let you live with me."

Harry put on a face of heartbrokenness. "Okay, Sirius, I suppose I will stay with father." Severus fought back a laugh and Harry was doing the same.

A/N: I have a little bit of writer's block. I am trying to keep it coming. This ISN'T the end of the story. I have, I think, two more chapters, one of which is the epilogue. It is not quite through yet. In the meantime, you can read my other story I don't think you'll have read anything like it. I also recommend you read: "The Story that Was Never told" by "The_Invincible_One". I am one of the characters, guess which one. She portrayed me well.

Thanks to the MANY MANY MANY reviewers. I am truly touched, but truly busy. Sorry, but I can't really respond right now, sorry that this chapter is so short.