Sixteen year old Harry Potter sat, half asleep in History of Magic. He was so tired, especially seeing as he'd stayed up all of the previous night with Hermione trying to study for their Charms test. Hermione was beginning to slightly doze off, while Ron was already asleep, drool sliding the right side of his mouth. Lavender and Parvati were staring at him in absolute disgust, while shooting Harry dreamy looks. It was no secret that Harry James Potter was now an extremely good looking male with many admirers. His hair was still rather unruly, which made girls comment on how 'wild' he was. It always made Ron snort with laughter and Hermione trying her hardest to suppress her giggles. Harry would just ignore them and proceed with whatever it was that he was doing, mainly homework or Quidditch.

As the bell rang, Harry, Ron and Hermione all awoke with a start. Professor Binns finished his droning and dismissed them. Harry sighed with relief as soon as they left the classroom.

"I'm glad he didn't set us any homework. I wouldn't have known what to write about, seeing as I was asleep throughout the entire lesson" Ron and Hermione nodded in agreement.

"I'm so tired" Hermione moaned. Ron grinned.

"Maybe, you and Harry should go and-OW!"

Another thing that girls knew about Harry Potter was that he wasn't single. The Know-It-All Hermione Granger was dating him and it made many girls wild with jealousy. Harry sniggered and put his arm around Hermione.

"You know something Hermione? Ron's right. Maybe we should just skip Potions and-"

"No way! Snape'll kill us!" Hermione cried, looking horrified. Harry shrugged.

"Okay, it was just an idea. Say, should we all write to Lupin later?" Harry suggested. Hermione and Ron both nodded in agreement.

"It would be nice to hear from him again" Hermione stated with a smile on her face.

"Yeah, we can write to him after Potions, but what can we write? There's nothing to say really. It's just the same old, same old" Ron told him.

"Well, we're all fine. Snape's still being an evil greasy git and … Hermione and I are dating. He doesn't know that little detail" Harry said with a grin. Hermione blushed bright crimson.

"I can just imagine what he'll write back" Ron grinned "Go for it Harry, get stuck in there!"

"Ron!" Hermione shrieked looking embarrassed "Shut up!"

Harry's smile faded slightly.

"Nah, I think Sirius would've said something like that" he muttered sadly. After Sirius' death, Hermione and Ron had managed to help him get through the trauma, but there were times when Harry found himself thinking of his godfather and feeling guilty over his death.

"C'mon, we're going to be late for Potions!" Hermione cried, starting to run for the dungeons. Harry and Ron looked to each other, shrugged and ran after her.

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"Neville, are you alright?" Hermione asked, looking concernedly to the small forgetful boy. Neville shook his head, his eyes red and puffy.

"I just found out that my Grandma's in hospital" he whispered. Hermione clapped a hand to her mouth.

"Is she-?"

"She's fine at the moment, but no one knows for sure if she's going to be alright. She had a heart attack last night" Hermione's eyes watered slightly.

"Oh Neville!" she exclaimed, pulling him into a hug.

Suddenly, Snape burst into the dungeons, his robes billowing behind him as he glared at everyone.

"Everyone, get out your parchment and quills for taking down the notes on a Time Traveling Potion, now!"  Everyone quickly did as was told without being told twice. A Time Traveling Potion, as Snape had said, was something that could take you back a few minutes or even a few hours. A bit like a time-turner, he said, but this was more complex.

While Harry had partnered up with Seamus who didn't have a clue what he was doing, merely watched Harry deal with the ingredients. While Harry and Seamus weren't looking, Malfoy slipped in seventeen newt's eyes into their Potion, which wasn't supposed to go into the Potion at all!

Harry rubbed his eyes slightly; he was still extremely tired from the night before. Without realizing what he was doing, he accidentally pushed an unknown ingredient into his Potion, making it explode. Everyone managed to duck and dive out of the way of the Potion, except Harry, who was completely soaked in it. Seconds later, he'd disappeared from the Potions classroom altogether. Hermione screamed in horror and Ron gasped.

"Where's Potter gone?" Snape questioned, turning to the class, his eyes narrowed into slits.

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Harry awoke to find himself in … Diagon Alley? That just wasn't possible, was it? He looked around to find somewhere familiar, how on earth did he get here? The last thing he remembered was being in the Potions classroom and being splattered with the Potion …

Damn it! That Potion has sent me somewhere in time! Have I gone into the future or the past?

Looking around, he spotted, what looked like, Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour. Harry furrowed his brow, where could he go without raising suspicion?

His eyes lit up on spotting Quality Quidditch Supplies, he could go in there easily and hide somewhere! Plus the fact that he loved Quidditch, what a great idea! Harry sprinted across the street and entered. The door was attached to a pair of bells which jingled loudly.

""Oh, hi Prongs" Harry's jaw dropped on seeing who it was.  He shook his head slightly, he must be dreaming! Standing in front of him was an eighteen year-old Sirius Black.

"Um … I'm not Prongs or whoever you're talking about, I'm Harry" Harry stuttered nervously. Sirius' head snapped up as he stared at Harry. Looking at the scar on his forehead, then his emerald green eyes, his eyes widened.

"My god! I'm sorry, but it's just you look just like one of my best friends!"

Harry felt increasingly nervous as his stomach twisted sharply on seeing Remus Lupin enter the room from the back room, which obviously, looked to be the store room.

 "Hello there is there anything I can … blimey, who are you?" Harry felt himself go hot in the face.

"I-I'm Harry"

"Got a last name with that, kid?" Sirius asked. Harry felt annoyed at being addressed as a kid.

"I'm not a kid, alright? I'm sixteen years old!"

"Alright, alright, sorry" He said, putting his hands up in defense, before grinning "So, do you have a last name?"

"Harry Granger" Okay, why on earth did I just use Hermione's last name? He thought.

"Granger, hmm? You must be a muggle-born, right? Hey, wait a minute; aren't you supposed to be in school?"

"Uh, well, I, er … yes, I am, but …"

"Decided to skip a few classes, eh?" Sirius said with a grin "Don't worry, we won't tell anyone"

"N-No! That's not it, it's just … I ran away from an orphanage!" What am I saying? No, wait, what am I THINKING?

"An orphanage, huh? Don't you have school?"

"They make you work, you don't do education and … I couldn't stand it there anymore" Right, I don't even know what the hell I'm saying. Nice work Harry Potter, Lupin's looking at you as if you're insane.

"I see" Remus said, raising an eyebrow. Harry couldn't suppress a small smile on remembering the last time he'd said that. He'd tried his best to convince Lupin that Hermione and Ron had bought him back some butterbeer from Hogsmeade.

"So … is there any way that I could help out here?" Harry asked.

"Do you even know what Quidditch is?"

"Yes" Harry replied enthusiastically without thinking "It's the best game in the world"

"O-kay" Remus said suspiciously "Alright, who are you really? You haven't just come from an orphanage, otherwise you wouldn't know what Quidditch is" Harry mentally slapped himself around the face.

You idiot! Now what am I going to say?

Harry sighed.

"Alright, fine, you want the real story? My parents died not too long ago by Voldemort, my dad changed his last name to Granger and we've been living under that name ever since I was born. I was going to go to Hogwarts, but then my parents died. We were very poor and now I've nowhere to stay. I've just been wandering around hoping to get a job"

Okay, that didn't make any sense to me; let's just hope that what I just said made sense to them.

Remus and Sirius looked to each other.

"Could you just give us a minute … Harry, wasn't it?" Harry nodded.

"One minute" and with that said, they retreated to the store room.

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Harry sat down on a chair, waiting nervously for Remus and Sirius to appear. He couldn't believe that he was actually seeing his godfather again! It was like a prayer answered from heaven, except, Sirius didn't know who he really was. A thought suddenly struck Harry. If Sirius and Remus were here, then that meant that Lily and James were still alive! He'd be able to see them!

A few seconds later, Harry heard a jingle from the bells and looked up to see a female with flaming red hair and emerald green eyes. Harry's jaw dropped. This was Lily Potter? This was Harry's mother? Harry couldn't deny that she was indeed, very pretty and he noticed, that she was rather plump.

She must be pregnant with me … okay, that sounds weird.

"Oh hello there" She smiled warmly on Harry, before blinking a few times "You look a lot like my husband" Harry gaped at her.

"I-I do? I-I mean-"

"It's alright" Lily said with a smile "I know you're not him. Have people mistaken you for a man named James Potter?" Harry nodded.

"Yes, that's my husband, but you have emerald green eyes and … oww, that scar looks nasty!" Harry blushed slightly.

"I, uh, I c-cut it when I was a baby" he stammered. Lily gave him a sympathetic look.

"Poor guy" She smiled "By the way, I'm Lily Potter, so … what are you doing here, shouldn't you be in school?"

Oh, please, I don't want to have to explain myself again! Plus, mum's a muggle-born; she'll know I'm talking rubbish!

"Hiya Lils!" Sirius appeared from the store room, a huge grin plastered on his face. Lily raised an eyebrow at him.

"Sirius, what's the grin for?"

"Oh, can't I be happy to see my best friends' wife?" he questioned innocently.

"Alright, what is it that you want?"

"Well, Prongs' birthday next week, got anything special for him?" Lily shook her head.

"No, not yet, why?"

"Ah … I suggest we throw a party for him, what do you say?" Lily sighed.

"Must we?"

"Yes! He'll love it!"

"I'm sorry, but we're forgetting someone who's sitting here, looking as if he'd rather not be listening to this" Lily said, turning to Harry. Harry blushed.

"No, please, carry on, it's alright really"

"Aw, you're such a polite boy"

"Hey Harry, do you have anywhere to stay?" Remus questioned. Harry shook his head.

"No, I don't. But I mean, it's alright honestly. I can-"

"You don't have anywhere to stay?" Lily cried, looking scandalized "then I must insist that you stay with my husband and I"

"N-No, it's alright. I'll be fine and I don't want to impose-"

"No, you won't be. I assure you" Lily turned to Sirius and Remus "Doesn't he have anywhere to work? Can't he work with you guys?" Remus rolled his eyes.

"We were just about to offer him a job actually"

"Oh good, so have you run away from home or something?" Lily asked, turning back to Harry. Harry buried his face in his hands.

"I'd rather not talk about it" he muttered. Lily raised an eyebrow at him suspiciously.


"She'll find out one way or another" Sirius said with a cheeky grin "She always does"

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"James!" Lily called out on entering Godric's Hollow. Harry stared around the house in awe. So this was where his parents lived before they died?

"Yes Lils?"

"We've got a guest staying with us for a while!" she yelled back. James appeared from the living room, took one look at Harry and smiled.

"Hello. I'm James Potter, pleased to meet you. Who are you?" he asked, extending his hand to Harry. Harry took his father's hand and shook it.

"I'm Harry Po-Granger" Harry quickly corrected himself, hoping against hope that they hadn't heard his mistake.

"Pleased to meet you Harry"

"Would you like me to take your coat?" Lily asked "I can wash it for you" she offered. Harry nodded, took his coat off, which Lily took and whisked it off to, what presumably was the washing room.

"I'm sorry if I'm barging in on you and your wife" Harry apologized to his father. I can't believe I just apologized to my DAD!

"If you want, I can leave, I-"

"My wife and I insist that you stay!" James stated firmly.

"Thank you Mr. Potter" God, I'm acting like such a suck-up!

"Just call me James. And just call my wife Lily"

"Okay, thank you very much James"

"No problem"

"Right, James honey, I hope you don't mind, but I've invited Sirius and Remus over for dinner tonight, is that alright with you?"

"Yeah, that's fine! Come on Harry; let me show you to your room"

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"So Harry, what exactly is your background?" James queried at dinnertime.

"I-well-I did have a wizarding family, but they were killed by Voldemort and then I went to live in an orphanage. We were very poor, so I can't really go to school anywhere. And I know about Quidditch because my dad told me about it" he added.

"Oh, that must've been terrible for you!" Lily cried. Harry nodded and sighed.

Suddenly, there was a knock at the door and James rushed to answer it.

"Sorry I'm late" a squeaky voice apologized. Harry froze. No, it couldn't be him!

In walked James Potter along with Peter Pettigrew, Harry growled at him, not caring that the others were all staring at him oddly.

"I'm not really feeling very hungry" Harry murmured, before standing up and exiting the room. Sirius and Remus watched after him curiously.

"Do you get the feeling that there's something he's not telling us?" he questioned, looking to the others. Everyone nodded.

"We'll find out somehow and if worst comes to worst, we'll force Veritaserum down his throat" James muttered. Lily gasped and stared at James in horror.

"You wouldn't!"

James quickly shut the door and put a sound proof charm on it.

"Lily, he's living in our house! We hardly know anything about him and I noticed that when he said his name, he paused and said a different surname! I'm not stupid Lily, I can see right through whatever act he's playing on us. For all we know, he's a thief who's going to steal everything from us as soon as we turn our back on him!"

Sirius and Remus looked to each other worriedly.

"So, should we let him work at Quality Quidditch Supplies or not?" James nodded.

"Yes, try and find out as much about him as possible. If you can't, then we'll either go to Dumbledore or use Veritaserum or we can try and use a different tactic. For now, just leave things as they are" Everyone nodded in agreement, while, at that moment in time, Harry had flopped onto his bed and fallen fast asleep.