Last Living Legacy
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter or any of the related characters. They belong to J.K. Rowling and her publishers.
Summary: Very AU. HP/DM slash. Harry has been diagnosed with a terminal disease. This idea stemmed from the story 'At the end of all things' as well as the Lurlene McDaniel books.
A/N: Just a few quick things before I get to the story. The Dursleys have no problem with magic. Dudley actually attends a wizarding school. Peter never escaped at the end of third year. Voldemort died the night he killed Lily and James and tried to kill Harry. Also book 5 never happened so Sirius is still alive. Any other questions I will answer unless it's important to the plot. Ok, enough babbling, on to the story.
Harry Potter was glad to be going home for the summer holidays. He hadn't been feeling too well for the last month or so but hadn't wanted to go to Madam Pomfrey. 'Besides,' he thought to himself, 'it's probably just all the stress from the O.W.L's. I'll be fine after a couple of weeks at home.'
He had slept for most of the ride back to Kings Cross station and now the train was slowing as it began to pull into the station. He watched as his friends Hermione Granger, Ron, Ginny, Fred, and George Weasley gathered their trunks and got off the train. He slowly gathered all of his things together and tried to lift his trunk. He nearly dropped it on his foot. It was almost as if he had no strength. He again tried to lift it and managed to drag it off the train. He quickly found a trolley and put his trunk on it, then turned to face the barrier to the muggle world.
Harry was one of the last few thru the barrier. He was met on the other side by all of the Weasley's and his family. He bid all the Weasley's good-bye and was given a hug by Mrs. Weasley, Ginny, and Hermione, who was also standing there. He then followed his aunt, uncle, and cousin out to the car where his uncle put his trunk in the boot of the car. Harry quietly thanked him and then got into the car with Hedwig's cage.
They were nearly half-way home before anyone said anything. Petunia turned in her seat to look back at the silent boy in the back seat. This was highly unusual for Harry. He was usually telling them all about his year at Hogwarts and any interesting events that had happened during the year. Petunia decided to finally break the silence that had fallen over the car.
"So, Harry, how was your school term?"
"It was ok. Didn't do much except take my O.W.L's." Harry replied quietly. Petunia and Vernon shared a glance when Harry didn't say anything else. This was quite unusual for their nephew. This was the first time since he had started at Hogwarts that he hadn't talked almost constantly about some new spell he had learned that year or who had won the house and quidditch cups. Petunia again turned around to look at the boy in the back seat. He seemed to be a bit paler and somewhat thinner than he had been when he had come home for Christmas.
"Harry, dear, are you feeling alright?" Petunia asked quietly.
"I think I just over-stressed about the test's this year. I think I just need a couple of days to recover and I should be fine Aunt Petunia. Don't worry." Harry again replied quietly. Petunia just nodded her acquiescence and the rest of the trip was spent in silence. When they reached Privet Drive Harry was instructed to go up and rest and someone would call him when they were ready to go out for dinner.