The Future that Almost Was

Disclaimer: I am not J.K. Rowling so I own nothing.

Summary: Takes place after GOF. Harry is sent back to the Dursley's as ususal when he is suddenly pulled several years into the future.


Privet Drive was nearly the same as it had always been. All of the houses with their neat lawns. It was a perfectly normal neighborhood. However, one person that lived in this neighborhood wasn't normal. He resided in number 4. The only people that knew this boy wasn't normal, though, was the family he had been made to live with for the past 14 years of his life. This strange boys name was Harry Potter.

Harry had been home from his school, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, for a little over a month. During this time he had completed all of the summer homework he had been given. He had also nearly finished re-reading a book a friend of his had given him for Christmas that year.

Harry had just finished reading the last page of Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland when something strange happened. As he started to close the book his mind drifted to his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger which in itself is not strange, but what happened next is. He became extremely dizzy and passed out.

Now, Harry usually doesn't just pass out like that. However, unknown to him, he had a little help with that. Someone had placed a spell on him. When the spell caster was certain that he was not going to wake, two figures stepped out of the shadows in the hall in front of his bedroom door. They quietly stepped into the room and the taller of the two picked Harry up before stepping back to join his partner. There was a glint of something gold and then the two figures and Harry disappeared from Privet Drive.