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From the Private Journal of Harry James Potter

Entry Date: 31 July 2026

This will be my final entry in this journal. Within the pages of this journal lies my last hope for triumph over Voldemort. I hold my memories and dreams and a little bit of myself. Though I deplore using Voldemort's idea this is will be my last hope of defeating should I fail in my current endeavor.

You see, I have finally discovered the power that 'the power the dark lord knows not'. I am a Time Mage. I can use an amount of magic naturally to turn back time or rewind time by a few minutes while maintaining my memories. But I fear that this will do me little good now as I have little left to live for. My best friends, Ron and Hermione Weasley were murdered only months ago along with there five year old daughter. I failed to protect them as I had promised and I discovered my power too late.

After the fall of Hogwarts and the death of Albus Dumbledore we were all that was left. It was just me, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, Neville and Luna. The same day I promised I would protect them all. We used Potter Place to run our operation from. It was the ideal location in that it was unplottable and completely untraceable. We decided to wage a guerrilla war against Voldemort and his operatives. Sadly a month after we began I failed Neville and Luna both. It was years later that I lost Ron and Hermione. It was only last week that I lost Ginny.

My Ginny. We were going to have our first child but that is on longer an option as she is gone and I have failed once more. I don't know how but Voldemort found Potter Place and in a matter of seconds he destroyed the wards protecting it. Ginny sacrificed herself to save me. She force a portkey in my hand bringing me to Grimmauld Place, my Godfather's old home. It was here that I found the power, only after they were all gone.

I was wallowing in self-pity in the Library when a book seemed to appear from nowhere. 'The Time Magus and His Powers Unknown' It was odd that the book would have such a title but I opened the book and began to read. It was amazing the powers that the book revealed to me. As I read it was as if the powers had always been there.

This new knowledge is what brought me to writing this journal so that if I fail, hope will live on should some poor fool make use of it. I can only hope that I do not fail, I would hate to sacrifice one life that I may have a second chance. Let us pray to Merlin that this book can be erased from time. But that shall only happen if I succeed.

I have found one spell or rather I should say ceremony that will allow me to go back years. I will go back to where it all began, in my youth. I know that I shall remember and will be able to change things but I will lose the ability to rewind time. I should be able to still freeze time or slow time down to allow me to do more in less time but I can only hope that I do not need to rewind time again for it will be impossible.

I pray for the future and hope that I can put right that which once went wrong, this is my Quantum Leap.