Disclaimer: No, I STILL don't own HP but I can dream can't I?
Chapter 1: A Surprise
During the summer Harry had soon fallen into a routine. He would do his chores in the morning then slip out of the house and head to the park, where he would spend the rest of his day till he decided to come home to finish the chores after dinner. The days seemed endlessly long for Harry seemed to get no letters from anyone but Ginny. Ron and Hermione sent a few owls to him but they were always short and very rare. Ginny, however, seemed to always send one with Freckles, her new owl.
It was still further depressing that his days were spent doing nothing. He was glad that at least Ginny would write to him but she rarely spoke about what was going on with her. Mostly Harry would spend time under the window listening to the Muggle news. Nothing new ever seemed to pop up but Harry still listened just encase.
As he sat in the park he saw a group of kids, in the front was his cousin Dudley. His faithful gang followed right on his heels. Dudley had recently became the Junior Heavyweight Interschool Boxing Champion of the Southeast. Though Harry was not remotely afraid of his cousin any more but he still didn't think that Dudley learning to punch harder and more accurately was cause for celebration. Harry watched the dark figures crossing the grass and wondered who they had been beating up tonight. He got to his feet and quickly followed behind them.
Harry waited for the rest of the gang to move on before setting off again. When their voices had faded once moe he headed around the corner into Magnolia Crescent and by walking very quickly he soon came within hailing distance of Dudley, who was strolling at his ease, humming tunelessly.
"Hey, Big D!"
Dudley turned. "Oh," he grunted. "It's you."
"How long have you been 'Big D' then?'
"Cool name but you'll always be "Ickle Diddykins" to me."
"I said, SHUT IT!"
"Don't the boys know that's what your mum calls you?"
"Shut your face."
"You don't tell her to shut he face. What about 'Popkin" and 'Dinky Diddlyums,' can I use them then?"
A muscle twitch in Dudley's jaw. It made Harry happy to be able to take his anger out on his cousin. They had just turned down the alley heading towards their house. Harry decided he didn't feel up to annoying Dudley since he had a bad feeling. In Ginny's last letter she sent him a warning, she always seems to have some sort of dream.
Suddenly Dudley stopped and gave an odd, shuddering gasp, as though he had been doused in icy water. Something had happened to the night. The star-strewn indigo sky was pitch black and lightless.
"W-whater are you d-doing?"
"I'm not doing anything! I don't even have my wand out your oaf!"
The cold soon became so intense that he began to shudder. It had to be impossible! Not in Little Whinging! There was something in the alleyway apart from themselves, something that was drawing long, hoarse, rattling breaths.
"Harry!" Dudley yelled.
"W-w-what is t-t-that?" Dudley asked as he pointed in the opposite direction. Turning Harry saw another Dementor waiting for them.
"Don't move near either of them! If you do it will mean your death!"
Harry aimed his wand at the one blocking his way back to the house. "Expecto patronum!"
A silvery wisp of vapour shot from the tip of the wand and the dementor slowed. The two were beginning to close in on them. A pair of grey, slimy, scabbed hands slid from inside the Dementor's robes, reaching for him.
"Expecto patronum!" But still only a silvery wisp appeared. They were closing in on both of them. Dudley lay against the wall, shuddering and trying to breath. Harry could feel the gripe increasing on him as he fought to think of something happy. He was never going to see Ron and Hermione and Ginny again! "Expecto patronum!"
An enormous stag erupted from the tip of Harry's wand and charged the two dementors. They let out a shriek before heading backwards and fleeing in defeat. "This way! Come on Dudley!" He screamed trying to get his cousin to move. "Get up they will come get you!" This seemed to snap Dudley from his stupor as he hurried after Harry.
They broke out in a run heading out of the alley. Soon they came out of the alley and could see the clear skies overhead. Panting both of them collapsed on the ground. "W-w-what the hell was that!"
"It was a Dementor and I have no idea why it was here. We better get back to the house." Harry said and the two hurried home. Just before they reached the yard Mrs. Figg appeared.
"Oh, I'm going to kill Mundungus Fletcher! Hurry inside boys your in danger here!"
Before Harry could ask any questions the boys were unshered into the house, where a very confused Petunia and Vernon sat. "What in the world is going on?" Vernon cried.
"We ran into a bit of a sticky situation. If it wasn't for Harry we would be in some serious trouble. Thankfully I had Mr. Tibbles under a car just in case and thankfully he was. I'm a Squib Harry and I was here to protect you. However, I am not able to fight off Dementors and you were lucky to have gotten away. I can't believe he left you without cover! I warned him that I did!"
"You mean he was the loud pop I had heard earlier?"
"I'm afraid that's so. Now what is Dumbledore going to do? He will very unhappy with how this turned out. Here boy eat some chocolate." Mrs. Figg said handing Dudley some chocolate. He nodded and ate it a little color returning to his face.
"WHAT IS GOING ON?" Vernon screamed this time. Aunt Petunia was sitting beside Dudley fretting over what had happened.
"You mean Dumbledore sent you?"
"Of course we had to watch over you just in case something like this happened. I suppose you should be getting a letter from the ministry here soon. Ah there it is." Just then an owl swooped into the house. Harry took the letter off of the owls leg.
Dear Mr. Potter,
We have received intelligence that you performed the Patronus Charm at twenty-three minutes past nine this evening in a Muggle-inhabited area and in the presence of a Muggle.
The severity of this breach of the Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery has resulted in your expulsion from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Ministry wizards will be there shortly to destroy your wand.
Hope you are well,
Improper Use of Magic Office
Ministry of Magic
Harry just stared at the letter. "Yes thats what it is," Mrs. Figg said. "Don't worry Dumbledore won't let them expel you over this. So don't think to much on it. I am sure things will be well here soon."
Just then a second owl arrived and Harry recognized it as Freckles. He took the letter and quickly opened it.
Dumbledore's just arrived at the Ministry and he's trying to sort it all out. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR AUNT AND UNLCE'S HOUSE. DO NOT DO ANY MORE MAGIC. DO NOT SURRENDER YOUR WAND.
Sighing in defeat he sat down beside his cousin, whose face was returning back to normal. "Well looks like you had better stay here Harry. Nothing will happen to you now but I had better get going. Now sorry for the rush but take care and don't give up your wand." With that Mrs. Figg headed out the door.
"What happened to my son?" Aunt Petunia asked.
"We were attacked by Dementors, creatures from my world, that shouldn't have been here in the first place."
"What! YOU MEAN THIS IS YOUR FAULT BOY?" Vernon yelled but he was yet again ignored.
"Don't yell Dad he was the one that saved me," Dudley said annoyed. It was the first time Dudley had stood up for Harry. Vernon's face paled instantly and he just stood there sort of shocked. "What are Dementors?"
"They guard the wizard prison, Azkaban," Aunt Petunia said. Nobody said anything and Aunt Petunia clamped her hands over her mouth as though she had said something vulgar.
"How d'you kow that?"
"I heard that awful boy telling her about them years ago," Petunia snapped. Harry stood shocked at this. He was surprised to hear that she had remembered anything like that, especially something so little.
The next letter Harry recieved was telling him that he would have a trial instead. "Then go to your room and stay there!" Vernon snapped. Harry made no complaint as he headed upstairs to his room. Just as he reached the top of the stairs he heard small pop from the living room. "What the-" Vernon got out as a red head dashed up the stairs to Harry. Harry fell backwards at the force of how hard Ginny ran into him.
"You are such an idiot!" She snapped but still held tightly to him.
"What in the world are you doing here? If they find out you will be in serious trouble."
"I don't really care what happens," Ginny mumbled to him.
"Who the hell is she?" Vernon cried. Ginny didn't seem to notice him.
"No one you will ever get to know, come on Ginny." Harry said to her as he led her to his room. "You shouldn't be here! Its far to dangerous for you to come. Your mother is going to kill the both of us."
"Sirius let me come, he said that you would be leaving soon anyway. I'm not going anywhere," Ginny said as she stood with her arms crossed across her chest. Harry knew that stance all to well. Sighing he sat down on his bed. Ginny moved to sit beside him but he pulled her into his lap. Her arms wrapped around his neck. "Have you had any chocolate?"
"No I was more into figuring out what in the world had happened. How in the world did dementors get here? It shouldn't have been possible!" Harry said annoyed and confused.
"I really don't know," she told him handing him a large piece of chocolate. Harry smiled and ate the piece. "Dad says Dumbledore was livid when he got to the ministry. How in the world could they expel you for protecting yourself? Honestly, it was insane. Mum was just as bad as Dumbledore." Ginny said quietly.
"You still shouldn't have come. Really you shouldn't have."
Ginny raised an eyebrow at him. "I'm not going anywhere, besides no one knows I am even gone. So cheer up."
Harry sighed and set his head on her shoulder. Ginny slowly ran her fingers through his hair. "This isn't going so well is it?"
"No at all," she mumbled. "Don't worry we will be out of here in no time, I promise."
A/N: Yes I am back and ready to be posting this story for you all! Well I didn't really go anywhere did I? No I didn't think I did but these chapters will be longer and a bit more interesting, I hope I have 7 chapters done already so enjoy the story!