DISCLAIMER: These characters aren't ours they are JKR's.

I DIDN'T WRITE THIS ALONE, I wrote this with Doon Ellis. This is our first fic, so please be nice. We'll try to post quickly but no guarantees.


New and Old

Chapter 1: An Early Start

Someone knocked on the door to Harry's room, "Are you up yet?" the man called.

"Yes," Harry mumbled.

"Good, get dressed."

Harry rolled over to go back to sleep, "Don't even think of going back to sleep, young man," the man called before he went down stairs.

Harry groaned and rolled out of bed. Once he managed to get up off the floor, he shuffled over to his dresser and pulled on some clothes. Harry glanced at the clock on his out of the room, 5:37.

Harry stumbled down the stairs and into the kitchen where a red headed woman was bustling around the stove and a man with untidy black hair was reading the Daily Prophet at the table. Harry plopped into a seat, "I love you both, but I think I like to sleep more," he muttered.

Both of his parents laughed. Lily put a platter of bacon and a large bowl of scrambled eggs on the table then tried to smooth Harry's hair on her way back to the counter.

James folded his paper and put it aside. A moment later Lily sat down and the three of them started to eat, Harry sat chewing his toast and thinking about everything that had happened over the last few weeks and the sudden return of his parents.

He couldn't remember what spell he had used to destroy Voldemort, only that it had worked. The Dark Lord had turned to stone and suddenly exploded. Then his wand had started shooting green sparks. Harry had found himself surrounded by Cedric Digory, the caretaker from the old Riddle house, Sirius Black, and several other people he couldn't identify. He didn't notice any of them because James and Lily Potter had just appeared in front of their son.

His mom's voice pulled him back to the present, "Would you like some more juice, dear?"

"Yes, please," she filled his glass. "Thanks, Mum," he said, savoring that last word.

"Ready to go back to school?" James asked.

"I guess," Harry couldn't believe the Order had defeated Voldemort in time for him to attend his seventh year at Hogwarts. "It's just that…" he looked at his parents, unsure of how to put his feelings into words.

"You'll miss us?" Lily supplied. He nodded.

"I'm sure you won't miss us that much," James's eyes were alight with mischief.

Harry protested, "Of course I'll-."

James cut in, "We'd better hurry, or we'll be late."

"Late for what?"

"We're meeting Moony and Padfoot at the Weasley twins' shop at 6:30 to do your school shopping," James reminded him.

"Oh, yeah!" Harry ran up stairs to grab his moneybag, school letter, and his wand then rushed back to the kitchen, "Let's go!"

"Why aren't you that excited about seeing us any more?" James teased.

His mom stepped in before he could answer, "Come now, James, Harry sees us everyday," Lily chuckled, "he hasn't seen them since his Apparition Test, and that was almost a week ago."

"True." James stood up, "Let's get going."

The three of them walked into the back garden and apparated into Diagon Alley.


A/N: This is sort if a fluff chapter to get things going, all it really does is establish who is alive and who isn't. R&R!