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"Come on, come on, you'll miss the train!" Harry laughed as Hagrid usured all the students onto the Hogwarts Express. Hagrid looked down at him and smiled.

"What're you laughin' at?" he said, looking down at Harry's amused face. Harry shrugged.

"Some things never change, that's all." He said, smirking. Hagrid smiled and put his massive arm on Harry's shoulders.

"Too right mate!' he paused. 'Now. Don't you go thinkin' that now that yer no-longer a student that it means yer won' be seein' me anymore." He said. Harry smiled.

"I didn't think so. I don't forget friends that easily y'know." He said, patting Hagrid on his belly and hugged him. They stood there for a few moments before Hagrid cleared his throat.

"Go on, on with yer!" he said, sniffing Harry laughed and followed the crowd onto the train.


"Our last train ride." Ron said as the train built up speed. Hermione chuckled.

"Yeah, but we can catch train anytime you want to now. Although you'll have to pay for them, it isn't so bad." Hermione said, smirking. Ron glared mockingly at her.

"Yeah, but they wont take you anywhere as cool as Hogsmeade." Melody said. They all nodded.

"My it's good to be free!" Hermione said dramatically, falling backwards so she was lying on Ron's lap. Melody laughed through her lips.

"Thanks for that scarecrow." She said. Harry smiled and dug out a chocolate frog from his bag. The other three sighed and closed their eyes. They 7th years were worn out as a result from their celebrations the night before, which had kept them up until 3:30 in the morning. Although they were very tired, they couldn't help but smile, as it had been a lot of fun. Harry smiled as he took a bite out of his frog. He looked down at the wizard card and choked.

Hermione, Ron and Melody both sat up and looked around wildly to see what was going on. They looked at Harry, who was looking at the card in his hand with a very peculiar expression.

"Mate, what's the matter?" Ron said concerned. Harry looked up at them and held the card out. Hermione took it, looked at it and smiled. The card had a picture of Harry on it. The Harry in the picture was looking up at Hermione with a very embarrassed and bashful expression. She chuckled and looked up at the real Harry, who had nearly the same look.

"Well, what did you expect? You are one of the most famous wizards in the world after all." She said, as if it were no big deal. Harry gaped at her. He looked to Ron for back up, but all he did was shrug. Harry smiled and shook his head disbelievingly.

"I can't believe this." He said. Ron nodded.

"Yeah. I felt the same after I met you." Harry looked up at him.

"What do you mean?" he said. Ron looked at the floor. Harry's eyes widened. "Do you have cards with me on it?" he asked, not quite believing it. Ron sighed and looked at him.

"Well, I used to.' He said quietly. Harry was astonished. 'But it was before I met you! At the end of first year I got rid of them." He said quickly. He looked at Harry, blushing scarlet. "Your not mad are you?" he said. Harry shook his head.

"No. It's just a bit weird y'know." He said. Melody snatched the card off Hermione and looked at it, smiling.

"Well, I'm keeping it, and I don't care what you lot say." She said matter- of-factly. Harry laughed at her.

"What in god's name for?" he said. She smiled.

"It's a good one to show the grandkids." She said simply and put it in her pocket. They all laughed, the moment of awkwardness forgotten.


In the next hour, Harry's compartment had been visited by quite a lot of people. They had all come in to either discuss last night's events, the future, or to scab extra food. Harry was dozing off before the train gave a lurch, signaling that they had arrived back in London. Harry sighed and grabbed his stuff, joining the line to get off.

Once of the platform and back in the muggle world, Harry looked around and spotted the Dursley's. He then looked back to see Hermione, Ron and Melody greeting their families and decided they could wait a few minutes. He walked over and wrapped his arms around Melody's waist so her back was against his chest, smiling at the Grangers over her shoulder.

"Jake, Elizabeth. Good to see you." He said. The smiled warmly at him.

"Harry. Good to see you too." Said Jake. He looked over to see Arthur Weasley calling him over enthusiastically. He chuckled and walked over.

"So Harry, happy to be out of school?" Elizabeth asked. Harry chuckled.

"It's a bit sad. But still, they sky's the limit now." He said. Elizabeth and looked over at the Weasleys.

"I think I'd better go save him." She said, walking off. Harry smiled and put his chin on Melody's shoulder.

'So I say why don't you and I get together, we'll take on the world and be together forever." He sang low in her ear. She laughed and patted his arms.

"Don't give up your day job." She said, sighing dramatically. Harry scoffed in mock hurt.

"I should just leave it up to the pro's shall I?" he said, turning her around to face him. She laughed and kissed him.

"Definitely." She smiled. Harry heard someone gag behind him.

"Ew. All this mushiness is getting to me Moony. You know what I mean?" Harry smiled and spun around to see Sirius standing next to Remus.

"Yes Padfoot, I couldn't agree more." Remus said, chuckling. Harry glared mockingly at them. Melody laughed and hugged Harry.

"I'll see you in a minute." She said, walking over to talk to Ginny. Harry smiled and turned back to the men in front of him. He put his hands on his hips.

"What can I do for you two?" he said. Sirius smiled in a cheeky manner.

"Just wanna have some fun." He said. Sirius charges had finally been dropped and he was now able to walk in the sun without fear of being jumped or attacked. Remus told Harry all this only a few hours ago. Harry frowned.

"Remus, how did you get back here before us?" he asked. Remus chuckled, walked forward and picked up Hedwig's cage.

"I was on the train Harry." He said. Harry laughed, feeling dumb. Sirius rubbed his hands together and looked around mischievously.

"So, are your Aunt and Uncle here?" he said. Harry nodded and indicated behind him to the 2 people looking around everyone with anticipation. Dudley was not with them. Sirius barked out a laugh.

"Is that Petunia? Good god. Hard to believe she's related to a beauty like out little Lily-Flower." He finished soberly. Remus nodded and Harry looked at Sirius curiously.

"You know Aunt Petunia?" he asked. Sirius smiled, still looking over Harry's shoulder.

"Yeah. Our last Christmas at Hogwarts, Lily went home, despite our protests. So, James, Remus and I decided to pay her a little visit.' He paused and smiled evilly. 'Lets go say hi.' He said to Remus.

"It's been nearly 18 years. Do you think she would still remember you two?" Harry said. Remus chuckled.

"It'll come back to her.' He said. "But before we do that, we have to ask you something.' He asked. Harry nodded. "You have all your things here with you? Have you got anything back at the Dursleys?" Harry looked down at his trunk, then back a Remus.

"No, its all here." He said. Sirius clapped him on the shoulder.

"Smashing. Well, no time to waste then." He said, picking up Harry's trunk. Remus chuckled.

"Sirius, maybe we should explain what's going on before we go tramping home.' He said. Harry's excitement peaked.

"What's going on?" he asked. Sirius smiled.

"Well, how would you like to leave the Dursely's forever? Just like I promised you in your 3rd year?" he said. Harry laughed with shock.

"Are you serious?" he said. Remus smiled.

"Well, Sirius is staying with me, and I've got enough room for one more. You are more than welcome to stay with us. Until you get things sorted out.' He said, beaming. Harry didn't think he'd ever heard such good news.

"Well boy, what do you think?" Sirius said, smirking. Harry ran a hand through his hair.

"I think you're both crazy if you ever thought I'd say no!" he said. Remus laughed.

"Great. Well, we had better tell your Aunt and Uncle." He said, making for the Durselys. Sirius dropped Harry's trunk and ran after him, Harry not far behind. Remus walked up to the Dursleys calmly, smiling warmly at them. The Dursley's looked absolutely terrified.

"Mr. and Mrs. Dursely. My name is Remus Lupin. I'd like to ask your permission to....'

"Petunia! Simply smashing to see you again!" Sirius pushed Remus out of the way mid-sentence and grabbed Petunia by the hand, shaking it enthusiastically. Vernon looked to shocked to even try to save his wife. Petunia was no better.

"Y-You know this man?" Vernon said a bit hysterically. Petunia pulled away from Sirius grasp and shook her head, her eyes wide.

"No! Of course not!" he said in an outraged tone. Sirius threw his arms up in the air.

"Don't tell me you don't remember us?" Sirius said, putting his arm around Remus's shoulders. "Christmas Eve! We came to see Lily. James was with us. Remember the tree incident? Come on, you'll have to remember." He said. Petunia looked at them strangely for a few moments, then realization dawned on her face.

"You two! I DO remember!" she said harshly. Sirius put a hand to his chest.

"We truly were sorry about your hair. James and I had no idea that it would singe that bad."

Harry, who had just come over from telling the others snorted silently to himself. Remus looked like he was trying not to laugh.

"Anyway, the point of the matter is that Sirius and I would like to ask you if you would mind Harry living with us. Permanently." Vernon looked at them, considering this seriously for a moment.

"Permanently? Y-You don't expect anything from us?" he said, as if not quite believing us. Sirius nodded.

"That's right. I should have legal guardianship anyway, so it's no skin of your backs." He said. Vernon looked to his wife.

"What do you think?" he said. She looked back at the 3 men in front of her.

"I see no problem with it." She said, somewhat bitterly. Vernon nodded.

"Very well. Take him." He said, and they walked off without another word.

Harry watched them go, not feeling even the least bit sorry that this could very well be the last time he saw that family for the rest of his life. They stood there in silence for a few moments, before Harry turned to Sirius.

"You singed her hair?" he asked, smiling. Sirius shrugged innocently and Remus sighed.

"That's a long story. But, we really have to be going. Have you said your good-bye's?" he said.

"Almost. I just have to say good-bye to Melody.' He said, smirking. Sirius chuckled and went to get Harry's discarded trunk. Harry turned to Remus.

"What's the hurry anyway?" he said. Remus smiled.

"Well, Sirius has kept his promise. It's time for me to do the same."


Harry looked at the ground in front of him, not quite believing he was there. Half of him felt a sudden wave of grief wash over him, while the other half seemed ecstatic to be there. He let himself fall to his knees and he ran his hand over the grass in front of him. He looked at the stones in front of him, each with their own name inscribed on it.

"Lillian Paige Potter"

"James Aaron Potter"

Harry felt someone kneel down beside him.

"Hey Prongs. Look who I brought to see you." Sirius said, getting comfortable. Remus sat down on Harry's other side.

"I told you I'd bring him Lily. It might be a little late, but he's here." He said, chuckling slightly. Harry looked at Sirius. Sirius was looking at the tombstone of his father.

"So, you should see how much Kings Cross has changed. Although the crater we made in 3rd year is still in the roof. Remember the one? Just above the right platform." He said, chuckling. Remus chuckled.

"Did Padfoot tell you James? He got acquitted of all charges." Sirius laughed.

"I told Lily first. Didn't I love?" he said, looking at Harry's Mother's tombstone. "Lily knew I wasn't guilty. Didn't you Flower?" he said. Remus laughed.

"That's probably the only charge that you've been accused of that you actually weren't guilty of." He said. Sirius laughed and looked at Harry. "Aren't you going to say hi?" he said. Harry went to answer, but Remus cut him off.

"Maybe we should leave them alone for a while." He said, getting up. Sirius nodded, patted Harry on the shoulder and walked off with Remus. Harry turned back to the stones in front of him and sighed.

"Hey Mum. Dad." He said. Now he was a lost for words. It had seemed so easy for Remus and Sirius. Harry let out a breath and just let himself talk.

"I graduated yesterday. I've got my Diploma in my trunk. Its great." He was struggling for things to say.

"So er, I don't know how much Remus has told you about me, if anything at all. I suppose I could tell you about my friends. There's Ron Weasley. He's my best mate, and my brother. I don't know what I would have done without him.' He paused. 'Then there's Hermione. She's a muggle-born, as she was Head Girl this year. She's really smart. Maybe too smart.' He said, chuckling. 'And then there's my girlfriends Melody, who I'm totally in love with.' He smiled. 'You've got no idea how much I care about this girl. I mean, she's smart, and funny, and beautiful, and one hell of a beater." He finished proudly. 'I wish you could meet her. I'm sure you'd love her as much as I do."

Harry sat there for what seemed like hours, talking to his parents and telling them everything that was in his life. He didn't realize it, but the whole time, he had been crying. Tears fell out of his eyes, although they were small. Ever drop representing the feeling he had long bottled up that he was now able to let out to his parents. Parents who had, despite his many experiences, had never seemed this real before.

Harry finally said his goodbye and left with Remus and Sirius to his new home, knowing that things were definitely going to be better than he ever could have dreamed.


Well, there you have it. The final chapter. I hope you all enjoyed reading it as much as I liked writing it. Please let me know what you thought of this chapter. You haven't heard the last of me though. I'll be back!