Back from behind the Veil
Summery: When Sirius fell through the Veil he did not die but went to a different dimension. He's back now and he brought someone with him. Harry, Ginny meet your daughter Margaret Lily Potter. Please R&R!
Author note: Hi Everyone. This story follows the 5th book, yes I know that the 6th book comes out in 2 days but I will continue this story as if it didn't.
This is my first fanfic so please be kind. R&R!
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter or anything associated with it. Anything that you recognize from another publishing I do not own. I make no profit from this.
Chapter One: Back from behind the Veil
A hooded man stood outside the doors to the Great Hall and took a deep breath. 'This had to be the right one, it just had to be.' He thought to himself. He looked down at the little five-year-old girl standing next to him. He took her hand in his "Ready?" he asked. She nodded.
Harry looked around the Great Hall and sighed. It was the Halloween feast and everyone was in high sprits. Next to him sat Ginny Weasley. Since the events in the Department of Mysteries last year, Ginny had been included in with the "trio" more often than not. Ginny had been an important part of the effort to remove Harry's less than cheerful attitude the previous summer, and ever since, she and Harry had fallen into what Harry considered a companionable friendship. Ginny was the strangest sort of friend, though. Unlike Ron or Hermione, Ginny wasn't afraid to tell Harry off. The funny thing was Harry found he didn't mind.
Right now she was listening to Neville Longbottom tell her about how horrible his O.W.L.s had been. Nevill too had become closer to the group after the Department of Mysteries. Harry watched as Ginny grew paler and paler as Neville went on. Harry chuckled lightly to himself. Ginny turned and glared at him. He smiled back at her.
Harry then turned his attention to the conversation across the table being had by his other two best friends.
"I'm telling you he's up to something!" Said Ron.
"I'm not sure. What could he gain by acting like that?" asked Hermione.
"Who's acting like what?" interrupted Harry.
"Malfoy." Spat Ron.
"I was just telling Ron that I think something is wrong with him. I mean, just look at him now. He is sitting at the end of the table, alone." Harry looked where she was pointing and saw what she meant. Usually Malfoy would be surrounded by his "adoring fans" or at least Crab and Goyle. Not today. "He's been like that since we got back to school." She finished.
"Maybe the git did something to piss off the rest of his house." Offered Ron with a smile.
"No, I don't think so. It's almost like he doesn't want to be with them, not the other way around. Last week I saw him with Pansy outside of potions, she was trying to get him to go to Hogsmeade with her. He just brushed her off and walked away, without saying anything. And that's not all. Did you notice on the train he didn't come to our compartment? And at the prefect meeting he didn't have one nasty thing to say, to anyone. He just sat in the corner and listened. I didn't pay much attention to any of this until today right before dinner. I had run to the library for a last minute book. As I was coming down the hall I passed by him. Usually he would have called me Mud-blood and made some comment about you Harry but he didn't. He looked at me, gave a little head nod and kept walking."
"Maybe he's sick." Said Ginny. Harry looked over at her and notices Neville was gone. They must have finished their conversation thought Harry.
"For two months, I don't think so." Said Hermione thoughtfully.
"Maybe…" Harry stopped mid sentences when he notices the doors to the Great Hall open. The other three followed his gaze and they all watched as two hooded figures quietly walked into the Great Hall. The taller of the two held the hand of the shorter, who was obviously a child, and walked right up to the head table. They watched as Dumbledore's face went from surprise to happiness. He leaned over to Professor McGonagall, whispered something to her, then lead the two out of the hall. Harry turned to the other three. "Who were they?" he asked.
"Did you see the look on Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall's faces, they looked really happy." said Ginny.
"That was just strange." Added Ron. The three looked at Hermione waiting for some kind of logical explanation, but she wasn't looking at them. She was watching Professor McGonagall, who was heading right towards them.
"The Headmaster would like to see all four of you in his office right away." McGonagall told them.
"Is anything wrong Professor?" Asked Ginny.
"The Headmaster will explain when we get there.
Professor McGonagall led them to the gargoyle that guarded The Headmaster's office.
"Kit-Kat" she said to the gargoyle, which promptly jumped aside.
"Kit-Kat?" asked Ron.
"A Muggle candy bar." Said Hermione. Ron rolled his eyes.
They climbed the stairs and waited behind McGonagall as she knocked on the office door. The door opened and they all entered.
Harry stopped short half way in. There sitting in front of Dumbledore's desk was Sirius Black. Harry choked back a sob at seeing his dead Godfather.
"It's alright Harry, it is really him and he is quite alive." Said Dumbledore quietly. That was all Harry needed to hear. He ran across the room and flung himself into Sirius's arms. The two of them clung to one another and cried. Harry only pulled himself away when he felt a hand on his shoulder. He looked up to see Dumbledore smiling down at him. Dumbledore turned to the room and asked "Tea anyone?"
Dumbledore drew up a few more chairs and everyone sat down. Suddenly Hermione said, "Who might you be?" Harry realized there was another person in the room with them. There sitting in a chair closest to Dumbledore's desk was a small redheaded girl. She had to be no older then five maybe six years old. The little girl looked around the room with wide, curious eyes. To Harry's surprise Sirius held open his arms and the little girl got up and crawled into his lap. "Margaret Lilly Potter." She finally answered.
The room was silent as everyone stared at her.
"I believe Sirius that this would be a good time for you to tell us your story." Said Dumbledore.
"Of course. Well let me see, as you know I feel through the Veil…"