Notes: After much thought, I decided to use a movie technique (sans pictures, obviously) for the epilogue (this should also be familiar to fellow Suikoden fans). Either way, it ties up a few loose ends, though not all of them (see ending notes for more of me babbling).Responses: Please see my profile for details on where review responses are located.
-- Epilogue --
"See how the world its veterans rewards!" — Alexander Pope.
Minerva McGonagall was offered the position of Headmistress at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and accepted. She is currently on the look out for whomever liberated the school's portrait of Salazar Slytherin out from under her nose during the Christmas holidays.
Severus Snape was offered the position as Deputy Headmaster, and accepted. However, he turned down the chance to become the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, shocking many who thought he'd truly been after it for the past twenty odd years, and remains happily in his dungeons teaching Potions and intimidating the younger years.
Hermione Granger remained at her job in the Ministry's Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, Office for House-Elf Relocation, and continues to advocate House-Elf rights in her spare time, which is far more frequent of late for some reason. Rumour has it that she's been seen in the company of Percy Weasley, who seems to share her opinions and work ethic.
Ron Weasley downgraded his friendship with Hermione Granger to passing acquaintance, and is rarely seen in her company due to their differences over Harry, but was finally invited to Sanctuary after months of correspondence with Harry.
Fred & George Weasley continue to run their shop at 93 Diagon Alley and invent new trick items, as well as work on a secret project funded almost entirely by Harry Potter, which they refuse to talk about.
Remus Lupin continues to live at Sanctuary while spending a great deal of time with the Weasley twins, and is currently pondering the offer from the new Headmistress of Hogwarts to become the new Transfiguration teacher and Gryffindor's new Head of House.
Sirius Black moved on to the afterlife after seeing that his godson was finally out of danger and one of his worst persecutors was appropriately dealt with, and now presumably enjoys pranking other spirits and spying on enemies and loved ones alike from on high.
Albus Dumbledore was moved to the Janus Thickey Ward on the fourth floor of St. Mungo's not long after he was visited by Salazar Slytherin, and now discusses the virtues of joined-up writing with Gilderoy Lockhart when he's not begging the nursing staff for lemon drops. Unsurprisingly, several attempts have already been made on his life.
Blaise Zabini continues to live at Sanctuary with Harry, and is very pleased to have moved past their first kiss to more interesting expressions of affection.
Fawkes, bright bird that he is, renounced his former master and appeared at Sanctuary, causing Harry to spend several days examining the wards trying to figure out how he got in, and bonded to Harry when the young man wasn't paying attention.
Harry Potter, after slapping Rita Skeeter with a lawsuit over a trashy, unauthorized biography of himself, was last seen at his desk with rolls of parchment and a dictoquill, preparing to write his own version of events. It began. . . .
The very first, and only memory I have of my parents is
seeing them die at the hand of Voldemort.
Uploaded: 25 June 2004