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Chapter 16: Recovery
"Aww…isn't that sweet?" a sickly-sweet voice purred next to Harry's ear. Harry awoke with a start and turned to see his gangly, red-haired friend.
"Go away, Ron," Harry snarled lifting his head from the hospital bed. "Ugh, what time is it?" he asked, shielding his eyes from the glaring sunlight filtering through a window.
"About eight," Hermione replied, laughter sparkling in her eyes.
"What's got you two so happy?" Harry asked, now incredibly annoyed. Ron nodded to the bed, grinning widely. Harry looked down and saw his hand clasped tightly in Raven's. Harry blushed and disentangled their hands. Raven groaned and opened her eyes a bit.
"Harry?" Her voice was groggy with sleep.
"Hey, Raven," Harry said, smiling down at her.
"Friend Raven!" a high-pitched voice exclaimed from behind them. Harry and Raven flinched simultaneously.
"Hey, Kori," Raven said, glancing at her alien friend who immediately pulled her into a bone-crushing hug. "Uh, Kori, you're hurting me."
"Oh, I am sorry, friend Raven." Kori pulled away guiltily.
"That's okay, Kori."
"Hey, Raven. How are you doing?" Dick asked, coming up behind Kori, the rest of the Titans in tow.
"I'm fine," she replied. "But how is everyone else?"
"Completely healthy," Dumbledore said, appearing as if out of nowhere. Raven sighed in relief.
"You are quite the heroes," Dumbledore said, addressing Harry and Raven. Harry smiled happily and Raven just nodded.
"What do we do now, Professor?" Vic asked.
"Yes," agreed Dick. "There seems to be no reason for us to stay," he said a little sadly. The rest of the group, Titans and Golden Trio, looked down in disappointment.
"Well," said Dumbledore, rubbing his beard absentmindedly. "You may not be wizards per se, but there no reason for you to stop your education."
"Really." Raven looked into the twinkling eyes of the old wizard. "We can stay?"
"I don't see why not."
"Oh, how wondrous!" Kori exclaimed, jumping into the air and flying over to Dumbledore to bestow upon him another one of her infamous hugs. Dumbledore merely chuckled.
Everyone recovered from the disease quickly and classes began again. The Titans had joined the Golden Trio in hero status, but they were used to the attention. Harry and Raven became closer. Ron and Hermione still refused to acknowledge their feelings for one another. That is until Vic and Gar locked them in a closet for a day (but that is another story for a different time). Dick and Kori were still together, and the world was as it should be. Exams came and went, and soon it was time to leave on the Hogwarts Express.
"I can't believe we're actually leaving!" Hermione exclaimed, throwing another book into her trunk.
"Yeah, it's kind of weird, isn't it?" Raven was leaning against Hermione's bedpost, her things having already been packed.
"Will you come back next year?" Hermione asked, sitting on her trunk to close it.
Raven looked contemplative as she stared out the window. "I don't know. Maybe." Hermione nodded and joined her in gazing at Hogwarts' grounds through the window.
"Come on! It's time to go!" Ron called from the bottom of the stairs.
Hermione and Raven glanced at each other before Hermione grabbed her trunk. The girls walked to the door. Hermione stopped a moment and looked back at the room nostalgically.
"You'll be back next year," Raven pointed out.
Hermione sighed. "I know, but sixth year is over forever."
"Maybe that's a good thing." Hermione laughed at the comment and the girls headed down to the common room.
On the Hogwarts Express
"Okay now that we're no longer students and we are no longer under any rules…" Gar said, wiggling his eyebrows for emphasis. He then rubbed his hands together and pulled out his wand. "I've been waiting to do this all year."
"Well this will be interesting," Ron said, mocking the green boy.
Gar scowled and pointed his wand straight at Ron. "Abracadabra!" Gar yelled and a stream of chocolate pudding flew straight at the red-haired boy. Ron's eyes widened in surprise as the pudding coated him completely.
Harry and the Titans began laughing hysterically (excluding Raven who had her head in a book like Hermione and Gar who was too surprised and frightened to do anything). Without looking up from her book, Raven asked, "Gar, what did I say before we came to Hogwarts?"
Gar racked his brain slightly for the answer before replying, "Always remember to flush the toilet?"
Raven sighed and shut her book. Looking up at him she said, "I tell you that every day, and no, that wasn't what I was referring to."
Raven sighed again. "Remember when I said, 'Never speak Latin, Greek, Ancient Sumerian, or Aramaic with a wand?'"
Gar thought for a second. "Oh yeah…but I didn't!" he protested.
Raven sighed again. "Let me rephrase that: don't say any stereotypical magic words because they most likely originated as real magic words."
"All I said was, 'Abracadabra!'" he explained, reenacting his actions. Another blast of chocolate pudding flew at Ron, soaking him once more in the gooey dessert.
Ron flung the pudding from his eyes, glared at Beast Boy, and growled, "You bloody idiot. You are so dead." Ron then commenced to chase Gar around the train, throwing balls of pudding at the changeling.
Raven shook her head as she returned to her book. "Well, at least Gar was thinking about pudding and not something lethal."
Hermione, the only person who could hear her, giggled. "Yes, and it does keep them occupied," she added. Raven nodded in agreement.
As the Hogwarts Express pulled into the station, Harry could see the Weaselys waiting for them, waving happily.
Harry looked back from the window to see everyone pulling down their trunks.
"Is this 'farewell' then?" asked Kori, tears forming in her eyes.
"Of course not!" everyone exclaimed in unison.
"We'll definitely keep in touch," Harry replied, grasping Raven's hand. Raven blushed slightly before quickly covering it.
"Oh, how joyous!" Kori shouted, bounding into the corridor.
Dick laughed and followed her. Vic, Gar, Ron, and Hermione exited as well, but Harry held Raven back.
"What is it?" asked Raven, a little concerned.
Harry blushed before pressing his lips against hers. Raven was surprised at first causing a few lights to explode. Harry ignored this and deepened the kiss. Raven, completely ignoring the bits of black energy crackling over her and Harry, let him. When the need for air became too much, they separated. Raven, blushing furiously, pulled the excess energy back into her skin. Harry chuckled. "I was just worried that I wouldn't be able to do that for a long time."
Raven smiled, a truly happy smile. "Don't worry," she said. "I'm not that easy to get rid of." Harry laughed once more.
Someone poked his usually green head into the compartment door, breaking the two teens from their reverie. "Are you guys coming or what?" Gar asked, annoyance coating his voice.
"Yeah, we're coming," Raven replied. Harry and Raven followed Gar into the corridor and out of the train while still holding hands. They glanced at each other one more time before Raven headed over to the Titans and Harry to the Weasleys.
A/N: Wow, I can't believe I'm done. This feels so…weird. Oh well. I set it up for a sequel if I ever want to make one. Sorry about the shortness of the chapter, but I'm not very good at writing happy endings. And I left what happened the rest of the year a little vague because I might write one-shots about their various non-Voldemort related adventures. Thanks for reading!