Hi everyone. I'm sorry it took me so long to write these last chapters but I had a very big case of writers block. I could see what in my head how I wanted the story to finish but I just didn't seem to have the words to put it on paper. So anyhow I hope you like this very last chapter.
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Everyone was sitting in Professor Dumbledore's office waiting for Harry to start telling his story. James, Lily and Jasmine were sitting on one side while Sirius, Remus and Severus were sitting on the other. The five mages were in the middle feeling everyone's eyes on them while the rest of the order were sitting in the back of the room also waiting to find out what happened.
Harry got up and cleared his throat, and just before he started talking a portal opened right behind the headmaster. Harry's eyes went wide when he saw who came out of the portal. Merlin and the four Founders were standing there looking proudly at the five young men.
"Mum…dad…what are you doing here?" asked Harry as he looked at Godric and Rowena who were making their way towards him. Rowena grabbed Harry into a hug and whispered in his ear how proud she was of him.
"Thanks mum. I really happy to see you." Harry looked at his adoptive mother who for the occasion had put on her best Ravenclaw colors dress robes. Godric also was sporting the famous red and gold of his house with his famous sword hanging on his side. Harry looked around his father to see Salazar and Helga also sporting their house colors. Harry understood the silent meaning of what was going on. They wanted the headmaster to understand that the Founders of Hogwarts didn't agree with the way things were being done in their school and they were going to make sure that things would get better.
Lily who had heard Harry call the strange woman 'mum' looked at Harry saying: "Harry dear, won't you introduce us to your friends.?" After she was done she glared at Rowena as if to say how dare you take my baby.
Harry had cringed when she said 'dear' as if they had a close relationship. "Go on son; tell them what's going on." Said Godric as he gave Harry's shoulder a comforting squeeze. Harry smiled at his father and turned back to finish explaining his life story.
"All right everybody, the one that I called mum is Rowena Ravenclaw" he shook his head at the gasps that were heard in the room. Rolling his eyes he continued talking. "And the man next to her is her husband Godric Gryffindor. They are my adopted parents they took me in when the Potters abandoned me at the Dursleys years ago. Standing behind Headmaster Dumbledore are my two other godparents Salazar Slytherin and his wife Helga Huffelpuff. And last but not least the one in the purple robes is my mentor and teacher Merlin."
Gasps were again heard in the room at the mention of Merlin being amongst them.
Albus Dumbledore had lived a long time and in his years he had seen many things but he never expected to see the four Founders of Hogwarts or Merlin himself. He sat frozen of shock in his seat. If he understood what Harry was saying then the boy had been raised by the Founders. This would explain many things, why he seemed to be so powerful and why he was such a young animagus. He finally understood his mistake all these years ago when he proclaimed Jasmine to be the girl-who-lived.
Harry saw the expression on the old wizard's face and he had trouble holding his laughter back, he shook his head and sent a mental message to his love about idiot old coot before starting to tell his story. He started pacing a bit and then started talking.
"When Lily and James were told that my twin Jasmine was the one who had defeated Voldemort they gave me to the headmaster so that he could find me a family. They didn't check or care where I wound up. The old coot decided that my muggle aunt Petunia would be a good care giver and so he dropped me off at their place with just an envelope to explain why they were suddenly landed with me. I spent twenty four hours there before Merlin rescued me. From what my mum Rowena told me I had not been fed nor had my nappy changed within those twenty four hours. Can you imagine what would have happened to me if I had been left to grow up with people like that? There would have been a very big chance of my turning dark. So Merlin seeing this decided to change things and took me to a couple who couldn't have children of their own. It didn't take them five minutes from when they were asked for them to accept to adopt me and raise me as their own. Isn't it strange how easily my biological parents could give me away yet total strangers took me in their hearts without knowing anything about me except that I had been abandoned." The young wizard glared at the Potters as he talked.
Harry turned and gave his mother Rowena a soft smile before continuing. "As a gift for their kindness Hogwarts which had become sentient decided to thank them for taking care of me and removed the curse of infertility that had been placed on Rowena by a dark wizard. Soon I found myself the big brother of Alexandra who you have met a year ago. She wanted so desperately to come to school with me that she was able to talk our parents into letting her come with me to this time period to go through her first year. So in my third year I had the pleasure of having my kid sister here with me. By that time Draco, Michael and Jamie had found out the truth about who I was and they had been able to come to the Founders time with me quite a few times. Every summer we went back we trained and learned new magic. We realized that we didn't have enough time to train to be able to defeat Voldemort so we decided to stay in the Founder's time to train and then we were going to take de-aging potions to come back and go to school for fourth year."
James cut into his son's speech "Are you saying that you're really twenty six years old now? So, on the battlefield when I heard you say that you are twenty six, you weren't joking?"
Harry smirked at James and said: "Yes Draco and I are now twenty six, Michael is twenty one and Jamie is nineteen. Michael married Alexandra and they are both expecting their first child soon while Jamie is engaged to Salazar's daughter Sarina."
Lily who had been quietly listening to the conversation got up and stood in front of Harry. "But how can Michael be married to someone in the past, he won't be able to be with her."
Harry gave Michael a look before turning back to Lily. "Well Michael is going back to live in the past. We all are. Even Severus, Remus and Sirius are coming back with us. We decided to live in a time where we would be surrounded by loving family and friends. Here we would only be surrounded by glory seeking fools and wizards that couldn't fight their way out of a paper bag. We might have been born in this time period but we belong in the past with our family. Now that I've fulfilled the prophesy, I will be returning home so that Draco and I can start adopting a few kids to start our own family and live in peace.'
"Can't we change your minds?" asked the headmaster.
"No, we want no part of how the wizarding world is run in this time line." Harry was now glaring at the old coot. "If things don't change then magic will be lost. You Dumbledore will need to help find a balance between dark and light. You must give some rights to dark creatures and stop trying to control them. If you continue in the present course then another dark lord will take Voldemort's place and maybe the world will fall to darkness next time. Remember we are all magical creatures, wither we're human or not we all live in the same world. Dark creatures want the same thing we do; they want to be able to live their lives with pride and dignity not as slaves to beings that would destroy them for what they are. Werewolves, velas, vampires and all the other creatures that fall under the stigma of dark creatures…well they need to be understood and their needs have to be addressed. I'm leaving but I will occasionally come and see the progress of this time of peace. I expect to see some results. All of you know that not everything is black or white. There are many shades of gray in between and we need to address this so that a situation like Voldemort's doesn't happen again."
The order members and the headmaster listened to the young man as he gave the his view of things. They realized that much of what he said was true. If they wanted to avoid another dark lord taking over then they had to make sure that the dark creatures had no reason to want to hurt others.
Harry watched as the people around him stopped to think about what he had said. He hoped that he wouldn't have to come back to set them on the right track again. He got up and signaled to the others that it was time to leave. Draco took him in his arms and whispered that he was proud of him and that he loved him. Harry smiled back and turned towards the Potters. They looked shocked at the fact that they were loosing three of their children.
"You brought this on yourselves you know. Had you loved us like you should have we would have been an happy family instead of one divided by jealousy and greed. Your public image was obviously more important than your sons, so now you reap what you sow. I will never forgive you for abandoning me and for neglecting my younger brothers. I just hope that this will be a lesson to you and that you will take Jasmine in hand and help her be a better person and not the spoiled brat you raised. Now this is goodbye."
Harry turned around to leave, Merlin had already opened a portal and now only he and his brothers were left in the room. The two younger Potters just gave their parents a look of contempt and made their way into the portal. Harry was just about to leave when Lily yelled at him to wait.
"Please don't leave Harry, we promise to be better parents." She had tears in her eyes as she finally realized what she lost.
"I'm sorry Lily but my life is with my family. Maybe one day I'll be able to forgive you but until then I need to get on with my life." With a last look at his biological parents Harry made his way through the portal that disappeared right after he left. The only mage that stayed in their time was Neville who had chosen to stay because of his relationship with Blaise who was his soul-mate. The young man laughed at seeing the look on everyone's face. He shook his head before leaving the room. He made his way towards the Slytherin dorms to start his new live with his lover.
The room was still in shock about what they had witnessed and they all left the headmaster's office with looks of discuss at the Potters. They headed out and help build a new wizarding world much different from the one before the war. Word of Harry last speech about making peace with all creatures of magic did go a long way to help right the wrongs that had been done over the years. Harry kept watch over them by making frequent trips to the future. He was happy to see that they had listened to what he had said. He could see all kinds of magical creatures walk through Diagon alley; they were now equally part of that world.
Harry also kept watch over the Potters. After the war they had fallen on disgrace for their actions against their sons. All three of them left to make a new life in America, Harry watched as his sister grew up to become a healer. She had learned that caring for others was more rewarding that always getting her own way. Her experience with her older twin had humbled her and she had worked hard to be a better person.
The two Potter parents lived quietly in their new home, they often thought of their sons and of what could have been. They knew that they deserved the pain that they were going through and endured it as they should.
It took Harry another twenty years before he was able to forgive his parents. One day he showed up on their doorstep with his family. His husband Draco was now the potions teacher at Hogwarts, taking Salazar's place when the older founder decided to take some time off to research some new potions. Salazar lived in his estate and almost never showed himself back at school. He and Helga lived a long and happy life, and a few years after Salazar had retired so did Helga. She laughed at the stories that went around about why Salazar didn't return to school. The four founders found it quite funny that the children thought that there had been some kind of disagreement between Sal and Godric. Harry just told them to let the rumors go around as this was part of what had formed the future. The founders agreed and spend their time rolling their eyes at the wild stories that the young could invent to make themselves look better.
When Lily opened the door and saw young man of about forty standing there with another platinum blood haired man and three children in their older teens she knew right away that Harry had paid them a visit.
The young Lord of the light introduced his two sons Darius and Romulus and their daughter Lisbeth. Harry and his family spend the day with the Potters before leaving for the last time. He told his parents that he had forgiven them and that they should learn to forgive themselves because all three of their sons were very happy in their lives. He explained how Michael and Alexandra had five children and how Jamie had married Sarina and they were now expecting their fourth child. He handed Lily two scrolls that contained letters from Michael and Jamie for their parents. Both boys also letting them know that they were forgiven. It was with a lighter heart that Lily and James slept that night and were finally able to find some happiness in their lives.
Sirius and Remus paid their friend a visit a few years after Harry had last visited them. They too told the Potters that they were forgiven. It was a heartfelt reunion between the marauders. Lily asked about Severus, she was happy to learn that he had married his sweetheart and they had added another child to the two that she had already from her previous marriage. After that day the two marauders came back for a few weeks vacation to spend time with their friends. Harry was always happy to oblige but he never showed himself back at his parent's house.
Harry kept watch over the wizarding world for many centuries like Merlin had done before him. And just like Merlin he trained his own magical heir to defeat the darkness and take his place as the new Lord of the light. Draco and Harry lived to be over one thousand years old and when they both decided it was time they passed on to their next great adventure, they left with the peace of mind that the world was in good hands…
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