1AUTHORS NOTES: Well I can't really believe it but its finally done. I know the chapter is short but well there wasn't much left to happen. I hope you liked it. I'd really appreciate a review if you got this far that way I have some sort of idea how many people actually finished the story. Some sort of overall opinion of the story would be awesome. Thank you to all the reviewers I would have never finished if it weren't for you. ENJOY and tell me what you think.
Professor McGonagall was not happy when she stumbled across three unconscious boys on her way down to breakfast. She discovered Remus, Sirius, and James passed out just outside of a charms classroom. Professor McGonagall was further concerned to learn that none of the three boys could remember the past couple of days. While she would normally be suspicious of such a convenient memory loss, she knew it was more than a coincidence that a certain Harry Potter had turned up missing just after their memory lapse. McGonagall could only hope that Harry had found whatever it was he had been looking for.
James stared moodily at his surroundings. Once again he found himself in the Hospital Wing, only this time he didn't know why he was here. Remus and Sirius were laying down on the beds next to him and Lily and Peter were sitting on some chairs pulled up by his bed.
The three boys weren't hurt but were being kept in the Hospital Wing for observation. Any nurse had every right to be worried about unexplained memory loss. However, when Dumbledore had spoke to the boys he had seem intrigued yet unconcerned by the memory loss.
Remus and Sirius had reported the last thing they remembered was getting ready to go somewhere with Harry. Both carefully avoided mentioning where. James had recollected the last thing he remembered was following Remus, Sirius, and Harry. Dumbledore had seemed satisfied with the answers and left after reporting that Harry had returned home to his parents. Remus and Sirius exchanged a confused yet curious glance but neglected to comment.
James too was quiet. He was angry, but only a little. The last thing he remembered was knowing that he had to keep Remus and Sirius out of trouble. He remembered following them. And James knew, in his head, that Harry must have led them to trouble. Why else would have they ended up in the Hospital Wing? James knew that he disliked Harry. But for some reason he didn't seem to feel it anymore.
"Look you got letters," Peter broke into James's musing. James flicked his eyes toward Peter, annoyed. Indeed an owl had came into the hospital with two letters. One for Lily and one for James. Peter handed James his letter; James snatched it out of Peter's hand. Peter drew back slightly alarmed. James sighed guiltily; he didn't know why he was so annoyed with Peter. Maybe he was just angry that Peter hadn't been with him, Remus, and Sirius, whenever they had got themselves into this trouble. Shaking his head James fought back his unexplained angry.
"Sorry Peter, I guess I'm a bit jumpy," James apologize.
"It's fine," Peter squeaked in relief. James mentally shrugged at his moodiness and tried to let go of his feeling of angry. After all Peter hadn't done anything.
"Mine's from Harry," Lily said surprised.
"What does it say?" Remus asked from his hospital bed.
Lily read out loud, "Lily, I will be leaving soon and I simply wished to say goodbye. I'm sorry I didn't say goodbye in person, but I simply did not know how. I will never forget your kindness and I will never forget you. It seems like a life time ago when I first meet you, even though we haven't known each other long. Thank you for caring about me, and at times sticking up for me. I will miss you always.
James was surprised to realize Harry's lettered to Lily hadn't made him angry. In fact it seemed to calm him somehow. James opened his own letter and was unsurprised to find it was from Harry. It was awkward and clumsy in wording. James couldn't quite understand. He wasn't Harry's friend, yet somehow the awkward goodbye warmed his heart. Without understanding it, he felt close to Harry. He decided not to analyze the feeling too closely. He merely decided if he and Harry ever met he would ask him about it.
Lily too was confused by Harry's letter but decided to simply be glad she had been there for an obviously lonely boy. Like James, she too hoped to meet with Harry again.
Neither Lily nor James heard Remus whisper to Sirius, "He must be home now. Hopefully its for the best."
"I'm sure everything will be just fine," Sirius replied.
"Get back here Buckbeak," Harry laughed. He watched the creature fly down to Sirius. Sirius tossed Buckbeak a ferret, which he promptly ate. Harry smiled at his godfather and his pet. Buckbeak had been delighted to see his old owner. Randomly Sirius turned into his dog form and ran over to Harry, tail wagging. Quickly Sirius re-transformed into a human. Harry couldn't help but laugh.
"Want to go over to the Leaky Cauldron for a drink?" Sirius asked with a smile. Harry nodded and returned the smile widely.
"I still can't believe I'm free," Sirius said wistfully.
"Of course the Minister exonerated you," Harry replied forcefully.
"I know, I know. But think about things from my point of view. One day I'm stuck in a house I hate helping organize the fight against Voldemort, and the next thing I know–I'm a free man, Voldemort is dead, and I can do as I please with my Godson." Sirius smiled widely. Harry couldn't help but grin back.
Sirius did not remember anything that had happened when he was in the veil. It was as if time had stopped for him. From the time Belletrix had knocked him in the veil to the time Harry had rescued him from the Veil felt like a matter of seconds to Sirius.
In what felt like a moment to Sirius, Voldemort had been defeated and he had been declared innocent. It was more than Sirius could have hoped for. Sirius still got a haunted look in his eye from time to time. But Sirius was happy. Happier than he could remember being since before he went to Azkaban. Things were going right for a change.
"I know Sirius. Lets go get some butter beers," Harry said with eyes shining. What more could have Harry ever hoped for? He had his godfather back.
A/N: Well that's it hope you enjoyed it. Please review.