What if there wasn't an age difference between Tonks and Remus? Maybe a year or 2 apart? What if they were married? What if they had kids? Can they survive handling 2 teenagers and a 6 year old? Well what if they ran away from the wizarding world, because of marriage and children. And what if their children had no clue about the wizarding world or of their powers? What will happen if they find out? What happens when Voldie-poo is still in power?
Disclaimer: This goes for all the chappies! I only have $1! I don't need to mooch off my parents to get a lawyer! This is all J.K Rowling! I only own the plot and some of the characters.
O YEAH! By the way….. HBP SPOILERS! Well, some at least
Remus Lupin walked through the front door of his home in downtown London. His home had a 17th century look to it. A nice peaceful home, that was all he ever wanted.
Remus removed his raincoat and hat and put them both on a coat hanger. "I'm home!" he called, to a vacant living area.
"In the kitchen!" a voice called from the room next to the living room.
There stood his wife of 20 years, Nymphadora Tonks Lupin.
She was pouring hot tea into a fancy looking teacup when she looked over to where her husband was. "Hello, sweetie!" Tonks slowly and cautiously picked up the teacup by it's fragile handle and walked over to Remus.
"how was your -" Tonks tripped over her untied shoelace, dropping the tea on the floor, shattering their fine china cup. She was lucky Remus was there to catch her before she hit the floor.
"Hello, Love" he smiled, still holding her.
"O no!" Tonks was released from Remus and was not bending over the kaput tea cup. "O Remus, I'm so sorry…"
Remus bent over to help his wife pick up the pieces of glass. "It's okay.."
"No Remus, this was your Mothers fine china" Tonks pouted, holding up a piece of broken glass to Remus' face.
Remus continued to clean up the glass as Tonks ruthlessly plopped down on the floor.
"I don't know why you married me! I'm such a blasted wreck!" Tonks was twiddling her thumbs. Then hastily put her hands in her lap.
Remus squatted by her. "Well.." Remus began, scooping up Tonks in his arms. "I don't know why you married an old werewolf" he retorted, with a smirk.
Tonks merely wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him. "You're not that old.." she joked.
"You're going to get it Ms. Clumsy!" Remus set his wife down on the floor.
"What are you going to do, old fart?" She laughed as he started to tickle her. "don't you dare!" Remus tickled her weak spot.
Tonks ran out of the kitchen with Remus at her heals. After running around the house for a little while, Remus tackled Tonks onto the couch. He was laying on top of her, while tickling her.
"Remus… STOP… can't… breath!" Remus stopped just before Tonks could run out of air from his weight.
"I'll get up so I don't squish you, dear" Remus made to get up but Tonks stopped him.
"Come here!" she speedily grabbed onto Remus' shirt and pulled him down to her for a passionate kiss.
"Where are the kids?" Remus asked, taking a quick breath before kissing his wife again.
"Upstairs, playing a game.." Tonks and Remus were really getting into the kissing before their youngest came down the stairs.
"Daddy, what are you doing to Mummy?"
Remus sighed into Tonks' neck and lifted his head to see his youngest son, Michael.
"Nothing, just playing a game, buddy!"
"What's wrong, honey?" Tonks pushed herself up into a sitting position.
"Anna hurt her ankle"
"How did she do that? What were you guys playing?" Tonks asked in concern.
"That little brat was in my room!" came an angry voice from the top of the stairs.
"You were in her room?" Tonks pulled Michael onto her lap as Remus climbed the stairs to help his daughter down them.
"You know you're not suppose to go into her room without her permission, Michael!"
"He was snooping through my things!" Remus had to hold his daughter back from chasing after her bother with a bad ankle.
"Sit down Anna" Tonks sat her son down on the couch and walked over to her daughter. She observed the ankle while Remus did the same thing.
"Does this hurt?" Remus asked touching her ankle.
"YES! No it feels really really good!" Anna snapped in pain, yanking her ankle away from her Fathers grasp.
"Don't snap at me, young lady!"
"Now, you're calling me young lady.." Anna laughed bitterly. "do you even know my real name?"
Remus looked away in spite of himself. Tonks hung her head low, not daring to look at Remus.
Remus knew where his daughter was coming from. He works so much and so hard that he barely sees his family. During dinner, Tonks would usually take his dinner to him, because he would be working in his office. Sometimes he wouldn't even be home for dinner and when he gets home he goes straight to his office.
Tonks keeps on insisting him to take a few days off and spend time with the family, but he can't, they need the money.
Remus and Tonnks' eldest son, Jon, came into the house.
Jon was turning 18 in a few weeks and to his joy, moving out of the house at the end of the summer, since Highschool was done for him.
"Wow, it's raining cats and dogs out there…" he laughed, then looked at his family, noticing the awkward silence. "I sense a lot of tension in the room.." Jon said, putting his jacket on the coat hanger next to his Fathers.
Jon walked over to Michael and picked him up off the floor. "Hey little guy!" he held up his hand to receive a high five from his little Brother. Michael smiled and gave him a high five. "so what's going on?" he said looking at Tonks.
He didn't get an answer out of her so he turned to his Sister, not even acknowledging his Dad's presents. "Whoa, what happened to you?"
"Ask him.." Anna pointed to Michael. "he did this!"
"How did he do that?" he said, trying to hold back his laughter.
"He was sneaking through my crap!"
"Anna Lin!" Tonks shrieked to the use of a cuss in front of the baby.
"You went into her bedroom?" Jon looked at Michael. He shook his head up and down, proudly. Jon couldn't hold back the laughter any more as the corner of his lips started to twitch. "alright little dude!" he laughed giving Michael a Brotherly hug.
"It's not funny, Jonathan!" Anna yelled, wincing in pain.
"Alright that's enough. Jon, take Michael upstairs.." Jon and Michael left the room with huge smiles on their faces.
"Anna, I'll take you to the hospital…" Tonks got up from the floor, took off her apron and started to brush off her shirt.
"I'll take her…"
"Are you sure?" Tonks stopped and looked at her Hubby, as Remus gave nod.
"Mum, I want you to take me.."
That was a slap in the face. Remus felt like the worlds biggest Jackass. No… the worlds most horrible Father..
"Okay then, I'll take you.." Tonks replied in annoyance, tossing Anna her coat. she walked over to Remus and gave him a kiss on the cheek. "I'm sure you got plenty of work to do.." she whispered. He didn't talk, only nod.
"Okay then.." she whispered once more before walking over to the door. "We'll be back latter"
Remus turned to his Daughter, who was struggling to put on her jacket. "Do you need help getting to the car?"
Anna scooted to the edge of the couch and held onto the arm as she got up on one foot. "No, I don't need your help Remus" she started to limp away but Remus blocked her.
"What did you say?"
Anna sighed. "I don't need your help Dad "
"That's more like it.."
Anna started at a limp again.
"I love you, Anna"
Anna stopped dead in her tracks. "No Dad.." she turned. "you love your work.." Anna looked near tears.
Remus hung his head with a hurt and guilty expression on his face.
"Anna, do you need -" Tonks was cut off by a shake in the head from her Daughter as she walked out into the rainstorm.
Remus sat on the arm of the couch, Anna was just sitting at.
Tonks lingered at the doorway with the door wide open, watching her daughter walk to the car. She looked at Remus, his face was red and he was squeezing his eyes.
Tonks walked over to Remus, gently taking his face in her hands. He looked up at her, his eyes were red. "Remus, she loves you so much.."
He found this hard to believe. He sighed and closed his eyes.
"It's just that, she doesn't understand.." Tonks whispered, giving Remus a gentle peck on the lips. Remus found that Tonks' words were heartwarming as she ran her fingers through his hair and kissed him on the forehead.
"We'll be back soon" with that, Tonks left, closing the door behind her.
It took Remus 5 minutes to put himself together and walk to his office.
In there he pulled a photo album out of his desk.
This was where he had pictures of everybody. Starting from his childhood at home, to his Hogwarts days, to his wedding photos, to his children's pictures.
He spent a while on a particular one, it was the family one they took during Christmas 4 years ago. Jon was 14, Anna was 13 and Michael was only 2. That was the last picture they took as a family. They were happy back then, that was when Remus wasn't working as much. But when they hit bankrupt, he had to put more hours onto his regular shift and ask for more days to work in the office.
He flipped the page to a picture of Jon. He looked so much like Remus when he was at his age. Grey eyes, sandy, brown hair and a strong looking jaw.
He flipped to the next page and it was Michael. He had Remus' eyes but his hair was a dirty blondish color. He had the goofiest smile, he was missing his 2 front teeth. Remus laughed as he remembered helping him write a note to the tooth fairy for being such a rip-off.
The next page was Anna. It amazed Remus how beautiful she was. She looked just like her Mother, that's why. She had the biggest hazel eyes and long, straight brown hair. She was his little princess, that was what he use to call her until she grew out of it, or so she says. He couldn't remember the last time he called his little girl princess..
This brought tears to his eyes. They were threatening to spill but Remus held it together, that was until he turned to the next page. It was a picture of Anna and Harry, they were just little babies. That was the week James and Lily died. After that day, Anna never saw Harry again. He was taken to live with those horrid Muggles. 'I don't think Anna remembers him..' he thought.
After Jon was born, they had to go into hiding. Away from the wizarding world. All because of a stupid law that forbade Werewolves to have children or get married, but him and Tonks managed to get away with that one.
He hasn't had any contact with Dumbledore or anyone else for a while now. When he heard of Sirius' death a few years ago, he and Tonks rushed to the Ministry and fought aside Dumbledore. That's when he saw Harry for the first time in 14 years. He looked so much like James, but he had Lily's eyes. He had no idea who Remus was and he decided to keep it that way. For the safety of his family and their identity.
Just then he heard someone whisper his name..
That voice sounded familiar. "Albus?" he looked around the room. "where are you?"
Remus, turned and looked at his fireplace. Dumbledore's head popped up in green flames.
"Remus, so good to see you"
"Albus, if they catch you here, I can get thrown into Azkaban"
"Well then I'll make this really quick then.." Dumbledore said, appearing out of the fire.
Remus shook his hand and took a seat across from Dumbledore. "What is it that is so urgent, that can cost me my life?"
"I need you at the school. It turns out Voldemort is putting all the werewolves on his side, on in particular. I'm sure you heard of Fenrir Greyback?"
Remus felt a little tingle in his upper, right leg. "How could I forget.." he replied, darkly.
"That's who bit you, Remus"
"I'm already aware of that sir"
"Has Tonks been managing to make your Potion every full moon?"
"Yes, my kids still don't know.." Remus remembered how hurt Anna looked when she left today, it broke his heart to see his baby girl upset at him.
"You must tell them. I need you to stay at Hogwarts this year"
"Why do you need me at the school?"
Dumbledore frowned. "There has been a terrible accident at the school, just before summer vacation.
A few of our students, 3 to be exact; were attack by werewolves, on school grounds. All of them were friends with Harry Potter.."
Remus had a grim look on his face, as he heard the front door open.
"Were back!" Remus heard his wife call out.
"I'll be right back.." Remus dashed out of his office, closing the door behind him.
"Anna had to get a anclebrace.." Tonks wrapped an arm around Anna. "just a small sprain" she reassuringly smiled down at her Daughter.
"It hurts like a -"
"The doctor said to keep off it for a while, then in 2 weeks we have to go back in and get it looked at again.." Tonks helped Anna sit down n a reclining chair.
"Er, dear. Can I talk to you in my office.."
"Why, is something wrong?"
"No, not really. There is just someone here…"
"We have company?" Anna asked from her chair.
"Er, yes - no.. I mean.." Remus looked back in his office to see Dumbledore was walking out of the room. Remus gave him the sign to sit down and stay but he wasn't listening.
"Who's here Remus?" Tonks demanded, putting her hands on her hips.
For Remus' displeasure, Dumbledore stepped into view of his Wife and Daughter.
"Sorry to disturb you at home, Nymphadora. I called Remus to do a favor for me.."
"Albus, um.." Tonks looked at Anna, who looked back at her. "Anna, sweetie. Do you need anything?"
"No mom, who is this?" she pointed at the man in the blue with a long white beard and half-mooned specs.
"Er, not now…" she fallowed Remus and Dumbledore to the office. "I'll be right back.."
Anna nodded and turned on the television to MTV. The speakers of the TV were loud, which caused Dumbledore look back at the TV and stare in wonder. Tonks gave the old man a push and told him that she would tell him latter.
After closing and locking the door, Dumbledore took out his wand and said a spell to secure the room of any noise getting beyond the door.
"So, Albus. Please explain to me the reason you are here" Tonks leaned her body up against a filing cabinet, crossing her arms across her chest.
"At the end of last year, we had a number of killings going on around the school.." Dumbledore started as he sat down in the chair he was, last sitting in.
"Voldemort?" Tonks asked, raising an eyebrow.
"No, Greyback" Tonks gasped and gaped at Remus who stared back at her.
"So what does this have to do with my husband?" Tonks, who turned her attention back to her former Professor, was gnawing at her thumbnail, it was her nervous habit.
"I came here today to ask Remus to be the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher"
Tonks stared blankly at Dumbledore. "Were not allowed back in the wizarding world…" Tonks pushed off the cabinet with her back and began a slow pace, back and forth. "for all we know, they probably think we're dead!"
"I'm sure our Minister of magic would allow you to come back.." Dubledore smiled a cheekily.
"What, Fudge? O please, he wouldn't allow us back!"
"Fudge is gone, Nymphadora" Dumbledore eyeballed both Remus and Tonks, who stared blankly at him. "I am the new Minister…"
HBP SPOILERS! DON'T READ A/N IF YOU DIDN'T READ THE BOOK YET!
Okay I know he died but I like him alive! I wish he still was. I cried my eyes out from the chapter it happened to chapter 30! Let me just say this, I thought it would be cool to make him Minister instead of killing him off!