Harry Potter and the Return to Godric's Hollow by Erin10.

Spoiler Warning: - This fiction contains spoilers from HPB. If you haven't read HBP, don't read my fic! It won't make sense and I don't want to spoil HBP for anyone! Consider yourself warned! I won't be held responsible if you read this and then complain that I spoilt the book for you!

Disclaimer: - Everything belongs to J.K Rowling! I own nothing! This is written purely for my own enjoyment, after the last book my sanity depends on it!

"I Will Be".

The world seems so cold
When I face so much all alone
A little scared to move on
And knowing how fast I have grown

And I wonder just where I fit in
Oh the vision of life in my head

I will be
Strong on my own
I will see through the rain
I will find my way
I will keep on
Traveling this road
Till I finally reach my dream
Till I'm living, and I'm breathing
My destiny,

I can't let go now
Even when darkness surrounds
But if I hold on, yeah
I will show the world
All the things that you never expected to see
From little old me.

And I wonder just where my place is
Close my eyes and I remind myself this
I will be
Strong on my own
I will see through the rain
I will find my way
I will keep on
Traveling this road
Till I finally reach my dream
Till I'm living, and I'm breathing
My destiny,

It comforts me
It keeps me
Alive each day of my life
Always guiding me
Providing me
With the hope I desperately need

Well I gotta believe
There's something out there meant for me
Oh I get on my knees
Praying I will receive
The courage to grow and the faith to know

That I will be
Strong on my own
I will see through the rain
I will find my way
I will keep on
Traveling this road
Till I finally reach my dream
Till I'm living, and I'm breathing
My destiny

Lyrics by Christina Aguilera

Chapter One – Smile though your heart is breaking…

A young man stood at his bedroom window. To any passing person who cared to look the man appeared to be spying on passers by, but truth be told, the man was too preoccupied with his brooding thoughts to even notice the people milling around below him. The young man's name was Harry Potter, and he was also coincidently, a Wizard. He was the boy-who-lived and the chosen one in every literal sense. It was his duty to bring the darkest Wizard of the era to justice, to kill, or to be killed, because that was the way things were.

That thought no longer bothered him, because even if fate hadn't decided to force him into the role as the defender of everything good and pure, it was still a role that he would have chosen in his own volition. The late headmaster Dumbledore had shown him the truth of that statement himself before his unfortunate death. He had forced him to see it, forced Harry to open his own eyes and acknowledge the truth he had tried to suppress for so long. It was not Harry's duty, it was his pleasure.

The headmaster had been the most intelligent, and the most brilliant person Harry had, had the pleasure of knowing, and now Harry also knew that the Wizarding World would see Harry as his successor. A role he fully intended to live up to.

He folded his arms in front of him and shifted into a more comfortable position. Out of respect for his old mentor he had decided to return to the Dursley residence, for a very short while. He was safe here, until he became of age anyway, and he needed time to decide what his plan of action would be. He was on his own in every sense of the word; Harry had no adults to protect him now.

He only needed to stay around long enough to attend Bill and Fleur's wedding, which would happen the day before he came of age, and then his adventure would being in earnest and he would take up the role of seeking out the four remaining Horcruxses that Voldermort had imbued his soul within. There had originally been six of them (not including the one residing in his current body), but no longer.

Harry and Dumbledore had each destroyed a Horcrux (Slytherin's ring and Riddles diary), which meant that four were left. An unknown person with the initials R.A.B had apparently destroyed the other (a locket), however there was know telling whether he really had or not, and know telling who RAB was, which meant that Harry had to investigate that also. There was also incidentally a small matter of revenge that Harry fully intended to take up.

On his travels he fully intended to hunt down one man named Severus Snape, and he intended to kill him.

Severus Snape, who called himself the half-blood Prince, was fully responsible for several people's deaths. The deaths were of those Harry had loved, respected and admired. Those Harry had counted on. His mother and Father. He had been responsible for his Godfather Sirius's death and lately Albus Dumbledore untimely demise. Dumbledore had been Harry's mentor and the late headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Without him, Harry fully believed that Hogwarts would never be the same again. That was, if the school ever opened again (its fate had yet to be decided), and if parents felt safe sending their children to the school with no omniscient Warlock to protect them.

Everyone had wept bitterly and raged the night Albus Dumbledore was murdered; in fact, the nation was still morning the greatest Wizards death. Harry knew he always would. He was distracted by a sound of pecking at the window. It was Ron's owl Pig. He quickly took the letter from the tiny owl.

H,

Phlegm's event is happening very soon now and the Breaker is still unsteady on his feet. There doesn't seem to be much wrong with The Breaker, except he's behaving almost as nice as you were a year ago. Let's just say he's having a spot of very, very bad PMT. Apart from that we'll have to wait and see.

H, even if you believe you must do what you've done for safety reasons, I just want you to know I'll wait. That special feeling, trust me when I tell you Dean and Corner never came close. Our feeling was real. It was pure. We should talk; you never gave me a chance to respond. I'll wait for you forever, but I'm not happy about your decision. You're not off the hook for not letting me have a say in your decision.

Love,

The one who relaxed and let you see the real her if only for a very short while.

Harry understood the code immediately. The letter was from Ginny Weasley, his ex-girlfriend. The one he loved. Bill Weasley was acting more aggressively and moody because of Greyback's bite (A werewolves bite which occurred whilst the man was in human form), and his wedding to Fleur was to be held on the 30th July. Ginny Weasley didn't look like she would let him go off on his mission quietly, or without a quarrel, but she would wait for him. She loved him.

He needed to hear from her more than he was willing to admit, and a small weight rolled from his heart. He was now fighting for something, his life, and his right to love Ginny Weasley, because he could never stop loving her.

End Ch1.

H/G forever! That's the only thing I can thank JK for at the moment. lol! Everything still seems very surreal, and I just can believe he's dead! Not only that but that it was the HBP that killed him! I really don't know what to think about that at the moment! Argh!

The second chapter is much better, I think, anyway. Wasn't sure about this one, it sets the stage I suppose, but I felt like I was too longwinded. Lemme know, I'm updating the 2nd Chappie right now! It's a 2 for 1 special!

Erin10

Revised 14/9/05