Meet the Dursleys
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A/N: Well, here's the sequel to Goodbye For Now(with the regular, not alternate, ending). Got the idea for the title from watching Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers too many times. Anyway, enjoy and please R&R!
Harry and Hermione,
Congratulations on getting engaged and I do wish all the luck in the world to you both. But before you set a wedding date, I need you two to come to my office because there's something you need to see. There's no need to send back a reply, but just come as soon as possible if you can.
Harry stared at the letter in confusion. What in the world could be so important that Hermione and I need to be there as soon as possible? Soon though, it was time for practice, so Harry had to push the thought to the back of his mind as he went to the locker room.
"What's that mate?" Ron asked, pointing to the letter.
"Dumbledore sent me this, said we need to get to his office as soon as possible." Harry shrugged. "Guess I'll go tell Hermione after practice and we'll go later on."
"Harry, maybe it's really important. You should go right now, don't worry about practice, I'll just be training the new Chaser so we won't be doing much anyway," Ron said.
"Really? Thanks Ron, you're the best Captain I've ever had,"Harry said.
"Sure, but you owe me lunch later,"Ron said, grinning.
"Done. I'll see you later." Harry Apparated to St. Mungo's and he fell right on top of Hermione.
"Harry, what on earth are you doing?" Hermione asked, struggling under Harry's weight.
"Sorry Hermione, guess I haven't got the whole Apparition thing down yet." Harry smiled sheepishly, getting up and then reaching down to help her up.
"Silly," Hermione whacked him lightly. "So was practice cancelled?"
"No, Ron let me skip it for today because I got a letter from Dumbledore this morning." He took it out of his pocket and handed it to her. Her eyes scanned the letter quickly and she looked up, her expression purely one of confusion, just like Harry's was before.
"Are you really busy right now?" Harry asked.
"No, I'll just get Ariel to fill in for me for a while," Hermione said. "I'll be right back." She hurried into the nearest room, and came back out soon. "Good, she said she can fill in for me but now I owe her lunch."
"Ron said the same thing to me before," Harry said, smiling. He suddenly got an idea."Is Ariel married by any chance?" he asked.
"No, but why are you asking?" Hermione asked. Suddenly, she realized what Harry was planning. "Good idea you've got there. We'll work on it more later." They Apparated to Hogsmeade, then walked the rest of the way to Hogwarts.
"Hermione, Harry, long time no see," Nearly Headless Nick said to them as he saw them walk through the main doors.
"Yes, how are you Sir Nicholas?" Hermione asked politely.
"I'm fine, perfectly fine. So I heard that you two are getting married soon, eh?"
"Yes we are, but we've got to see Dumbledore first," Harry said. "That's why we came today."
"All right then, I'll let you two carry on. Good day," Nick said, and continued down the hall.
Harry and Hermione walked in silence until they reached Dumbledore's statue.
"Er...Fizzing Whizbee?" Harry tried. The statue remained still.
"How 'bout...Kit-Kat?" Hermione asked, and the statue sprang to life and moved aside. Harry stared at Hermione in amazement.
"Well, you said he liked Muggle candies, so I just said my favorite one," Hermione said. They went up the stairs and pushed the door open. Dumbledore was sitting at his desk, reading a book. He looked up.
"Ah, Harry and Hermione. Come have a seat please," Dumbledore said. "Would you like butterbeer, tea, coffee, anything?"
"No thank you, sir."
"Well then, I'm glad you came today because I've got to show you both something. Accio letter." An old-looking letter zoomed into his hand, and he handed it to Harry and Hermione.
Dear Professor Dumbledore,
In case something happens to us while in the Order, we'd like you to send our son Harry to the Dursleys. Petunia is my sister, and she has a husband and a son about Harry's age. Also, when Harry gets older and finds someone he loves, please tell him and his fiancee to get the approval of Mr. and Mrs. Dursley before continuing with a wedding. The reason is that though I didn't get along with my sister well when we were younger, she is still Harry's aunt and his only relative remaining if something were to happen to us, so we'd like her and her husband's approval before their wedding. That's all we ask. Please take care of Harry.
James and Lily Potter
Hermione heard a slight sniffling beside him as she finished reading. She turned to look at Harry, and he had several tears rolling down his cheeks. She put her arm around him and he rested his head on her shoulder.
"So, my parents wrote this letter 18 years ago?" Harry asked quietly.
"Yes. If you would like to keep it, you may," Dumbledore replied.
"How exactly will we get their approval?" Hermione asked.
"Well, first, you've got to write a letter to them, telling them of this, and send it by Muggle post, not by owl."
Harry was starting to feel uneasy. "And then...what would we have to do?"
"Here's the tough part, and I do regret saying this, but you're to spend the entire summer living with them, at their house, and on August the 31st, they will give you their decision."
Harry and Hermione's eyes widened in shock.
"L-l-live with them? For an entire summer?" Harry asked disbelievingly. Dumbledore nodded.
After chatting with him a bit more, they left his office and headed back down the stairs.
"Well, this will certainly be a crazy summer," Harry said. "I hope they don't annoy you too much Hermione, because otherwise, you might go mad and leave..."
"Harry James Potter! You think that after all we've been through, I'd leave you just because your family annoyed me? Even if they do annoy me a lot, I would never, ever leave you, understand?" Hermione said firmly. "Besides, they can't be that bad, can they?"
"Oh, you have no idea..."
A/N: So how's that for a start? I know it's a bit short, but please review and tell me if you like it or if I should continue with it! Also, thanks SO much for all the reviews from the previous story, I really appreciate it!