Chapter One: October 31, 1981
A/N: This is the reposting of this story. I am having the full thing BETA'd now, and I will be replacing the chapters as they come back to me BETA'd.
A/N2: What if a pregnant Molly Weasley had went to visit Lily Potter on that fateful Halloween day. What if she got there to late to help her friends, and came across a crying baby Harry. What if she told Dumbledore that in no uncertain terms would she allow him to take baby Harry to his muggle relatives. What if she took him in and the Weasley's adopted Harry after that night, and raised him as one of there own. Well I hope that this story will answer those questions, and show what Harry's life would have been like if he had been raised in a household full of love. Thank you for reading my faithful readers, and I hope that this story will brighten your day. Unlike most of my stories, I will not be having Harry and Ginny hook up, for one because she will be his adopted sister, and for another in this reality that would be wrong. Please enjoy the story. –Donald
"Arthur, I'm going to go visit the Potters for awhile. Can you watch Ron and the twins while I'm out? I should be back in a couple of hours." Molly Weasley was in her 9th month with her 7th child. She was hoping that this time she would have a daughter, but wasn't holding her hopes up. She had been friends with Lily Potter for a couple of years now, and her son Ron and Harry were playmates. She was going to visit them tonight so that she could see Harry's Halloween costume, and to visit Lily before she had her baby anytime soon. She heard her husband say a reply in the positive before she went to the fireplace to floo to Godric's hollow, where the Potters were in hiding. She wasn't able to get to there house exactly, but only had a short walk from the town proper to there dwelling. She was bundled up warm for the weather, and hoped that everything was ok.
When she stepped out of the floo in the small wizarding tavern in town, she nodded hello to the friendly barkeep as she headed for the door. She was walking at a leisurely pace towards the Potters house, and decided to stop by a little store that had a few cute little teddy bears in the window. She went in and picked up 5 of them, one for each of her babies, and the one coming, and one for Harry.
After she paid for her purchases, she headed on her way again with her packages in her pocket, shrunk. She was getting a little bit nervous as she approached the little house, and especially when she saw the mark in the air. "Oh my god, it can't be. How did he find them?" She ran as fast as she could to the house, knowing that there wasn't anything that she could do. She knew what the dark mark in the sky meant, and was hoping that for some reason that she could help.
When she got to the Potters house, she walked in through the door, and saw James Potter dead on the living room floor, with his wand still in his hand. It looked like it had been an intense battle, but he wasn't able to do anything about the killing curse. "Lily, are you still here?" She went looking around the house, hoping that Lily Potter was able to get out of the house with little Harry before the dark lord was able to find them. She had a foreboding feeling about it tho as she saw no one else down stairs. She made her way upstairs and as she was looking around, she found Lily in the nursery along with another body. "What happened here? Who is this other person?"
Molly was about to look over the dead body of the stranger in black when she heard the soft crying of a baby. She ran over to the crib, hoping beyond hope that she would find Harry Potter alive. When she looked down into the crib, she saw something that made her heart leap. Harry Potter was sitting there, crying but alive. She picked him up and started soothing him as she heard popping coming from downstairs. She went downstairs to see who was the first to arrive.
"Albus, I'm so glad to see you." Molly was crying almost as much as Harry was.
"Molly, what are you doing here? What happened here?" Albus Dumbledore was shocked to say the least when he found James Potter dead in the living room, but to see Molly Weasley walk downstairs with a baby in her arms, he was a little happy, happy to find one of the Potters alive at least. "Please tell me that you and Lily were out when this happened, and you came back to find it like this. Please Molly, please tell me that." Dumbledore was pleading with the lady when she just shook her head.
"I'm sorry Albus, I came to visit to see Harry's Halloween costume for tonight. I came in too late, and they were already gone when I got here. The funny thing is, I found little Harry here crying in his crib, and a strange man in his nursery dead along with his mother. Who would it be that was here?"
There was a twinkle in his eye when he heard this. "That, my dear Molly, was Lord Voldemort, and it seems that young Mr. Potter here has started the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. Come now Molly, I will take him someplace that is safe for him to be raised, he will be raised with his muggle family."
"You will not Albus. I don't know what happened here, but I will not let you take him to live with his muggle relatives. Lily never liked her sister, and her husband despises everything magic. Arthur and I will take him in, and raise him as our own. We will adopt Harry Potter, and make him our 7th or 8th son, depends on what this little one will come out as. There is no arguing with me Albus, and you know it." Molly was cradling little Harry in her arms, and cooing to him. "Don't worry Harry, you don't have to go to your aunt and uncle's house to live. You will have a big happy family to live with." Harry looked up at her with those deep emerald eyes, and she fell in love. "If you have a problem about this, there is something you should know. Lily and James had named me as his godmother, and it is my right to raise him."
Albus Dumbledore just sighed and relented. "Ok Molly, you will probably be the best for him. If your going to do this, I need to let you know what the Prophecy says, so you can tell him when he gets old enough to understand what's going on, and what he has to do. I'm sure with your family's love and support, he will be able to handle this before he goes to Hogwart's with your youngest son Ronald. This is the prophecy that was told to me by Sybil Trelawney many years ago. Some might think her a fraud, but she does have true sight sometimes. It goes like this."
(Taken from the book Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix)
"The one with the power to defeat the Dark Lord approaches... Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies... And the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not... and either must die at the hand of the other, for neither can live while the other survives... The one with power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies..."
"Well what do you think Molly? That is one of the only prophecies that she has ever made, and I trust that it's true. So you see, Harry has been marked and been made the one that the prophecy speaks of." Dumbledore had a sparkle in his eyes as he said this. "Do you still want to take him in as one of your own? Please think about this hard Molly, this will put your family in more danger than before."
"Yes Albus, I'm sure that we want to take him in as one of our own. I know that it will be hard, but he can't go and live with those muggles."
So Albus Dumbledore handed young Harry Potter to Molly Weasley, and she took some of his things and flooed back to the Burrow. She told her husband what happened and that they were going to take Harry in as their own to raise for the Potters.
Arthur Weasley was more than willing to take in another little one into their family, he also knew the Potters, and thought it would be great to raise him. So Harold James Potter, came to be raised as an Weasley. He became Harold James Weasley, the youngest son to the Weasleys. November 1st 1981 found Molly Weasley going into labor with there 7th born child and had her at around noon that day. Ginevra Molly Weasley was born as the only daughter to Arthur and Molly Weasley the day after Lily and James Potter were killed on Halloween in 1981.
Harry was raised in the loving family of the Weasley, and he was told all about his parents when they thought he would be old enough to understand. He understood that he was brought in by the Weasley's, and was excited watching his older brothers going to Hogwarts. He couldn't wait for the day when he would join them as well.
A/N: Ok everyone I hope that you liked this story, the next chapter will be when Harry get's his Hogwart's letter, and goes to Diagon Alley to get his supplies. This chapter will also have the first Train ride and the sorting feast. This story probably is going to be a long one, and go through Harry's seventh year. Thank you for reading and reviewing. As always I look forward to your reviews. —Donald