Chapter 1: Kidnapped!
Harry Potter was sitting in the living room at Privet Drive thinking about the events of the last school year. He shook his head when he thought of the prophecy. He just didn't see how a teenager would be able to defeat Lord Voldemort. He didn't think that it was possible. In his opinion, Dumbledore had put too much faith in the prophecy. Dumbledore was so positive that he was going to defeat Voldemort. That he had more power than Voldemort, but e was wrong. He didn't have any power that Voldemort didn't have.
Harry was so engrossed in what he was thinking about that he didn't even hear Vernon Dursley come up behind him. "Are you going to sit there all day Harry? You should be outside on a day as nice as today is." Said Vernon. Startled Harry looked up. How had his uncle snuck up on him like that? He's not a small man. "Okay Uncle Vernon, I'll go outside for awhile. Maybe I'll take a walk." Said Harry. His uncle nodded and said "Be back in time for dinner. Your Aunt Petunia is cooking up a big dinner and I want you to be here." Harry said okay as he walked out the front door.
As Harry started walking up the street, he began thinking about what had happened in the Department of Mysteries. If Sirius had gotten hurt becxause of his stupidity, he would never have forgiven himself. If he had just listened to Hermione, he never would have fallen for Voldemort's trick. He was so engrossed in what he was thinking about that he never noticed the three people coming up behind him. Suddenly a hand grabbed him from behind. A cloth was put over his nose and mouth, it had chloroform on it. He panicked as he started getting weaker and weaker with each passing second.They smiled as Harry's eyes rolled up in his head and he lost consciousness. They picked him up and they got into the van parked on the side of the road.
As the van was driving down the road, the men were tying Harry up. Just as they put duct tape over his mouth and a blindfold over his eyes the driver spoke up," I hate using muggle means to get anywhere, but that's the only way we could have gotten the Potter brat without that ridiculous Order finding out and coming to stop us. Let's get Potter back to the Dark Lord."
It was nearing 7:00 and Harry still had not come back from his walk. Vernon Dursley was getting worried. This wasn't like Harry at all. "Dudley! Have you seen your cousin at all this afternoon?" he asked. "No Dad. Why?" replied Dudley. "He just hasn't come home yet and it's almost time for dinner. Could go look for him for me? I'm going to his godfather,.he should know about this." Dudley said yes as he ran out door with his friends to look for Harry. Vernon went to call Sirius.
Vernon Dursley was getting ready to pick up the phone when it rang. He quickly picked it up. "Hello! Harry is that you?" he asked frantically."No this is Sirius Black, you know, Harry's godfather.. I'm calling to check on Harry. How is he?" Vernon swallowed, he had to tell him. "Harry's missing Sirius." Said Vernon. There was silence on the other end. "Hello? Hello, Mr. Black?" Vernon was puzzled. Where had he gone? Vernon went to hang up the phone and dial his number when Sirius Black popped into the room. Vernon nearly had a heart attack. He hated it when they apparated into his house.
Sirius had a frantic look on his face. Vernon could tell that this was going to be difficult.
"What happened Vernon? Where's Harry?" asked Sirius. Vernon told him what he knew and that he had sent Dudley out to look for him. Vernon was going to suggest calling the police when Dudley returned. Without Harry.
"We couldn't find Harry Dad, we looked everywhere.All we could find was this. It looked like there had been a struggle all around where this was laying." He held up what he had found and gave it to Vernon.Sirius looked heartbroken as he took the item from Dudley. It was definitely Harry's. It was a letter from Ron Weasley. Sirius read over it twice and told Vernon that he was going to look in Harry's room. He said okay and picked up the phone. Vernon decided that it was time to call the police.Harry had been missing for far too long.
Sirius walked into Harry's room and looked around. Hedwig was perched on her top of her cage and looked at Sirius curiously.She flew to his shoulder and nipped his ear affectionately.Sirius stroked her back. " It's going to be okay girl, we'll find him." he said, more to himself than Hedwig.Sirius pulled out a piece of parchment and a quill and wrote a letter to Dumbledore. It was time to get the Order involved.
Harry's missing! Get here quick!
Sirius quickly tied theletter to Hedwig's outstretched leg and she took off out of the window. Sirius sat down on Harry's bed and put his head in his hands. How could this have happened? How could Harry have been kidnapped right out from under our noses? This had to be Death Eaters. There's no other possibility. Just then Vernon knocked on the door. Sirius looked up and told him to come in. "Do you know what's happened?" asked Vernon. Sirius nodded.
"It looks like he's been kidnapped. I've contacted Dumbledore. Maybe you should call the police. The more people we have looking for Harry, the better."
"I've already called the police. They're downstairs. They want to talk to everyone." Said Vernon.
Sirius nodded and went downstairs with him. The police were very optimistic that Harry would be found. They only worried that the longer he was missing, the bigger possibility that he would be hurt, or maybe even killed.
" Don't worry," said Sergeant Harris," We won't stop till we find him.He's going to be okay."They thanked everyone and left. Sirius was sitting in the living room with the Dursley's when Dumbledore arrived with Remus Lupin, Nymphodora Tonks, and Arthur Weasley.
"What news do we have right now?" asked Dumbledore.
Vernon spoke up first. "Harry left the house this afternoon to go for a walk. He said that he'd be back in time for dinner, but he never showed up." He looked at Dumbledore sadly and sat down.
"I think he's been kidnapped Albus." Said Sirius.
Albus looked at Sirius intently for a few minutes before he spoke up. "I think that you're right Sirius. It's just not like Harry to disappear like this. Not unless he physically can't return on his own. I think we should start looking for him posthaste."
"Sirius. I need to speak with you for a moment." Said Dumbledore. Sirius nodded and went to the kitchen with Dumbledore.
"What is it Albus?" asked Sirius. "I think it's time we brought her here." Said Albus. Sirius paled. Surely this was a joke.
"Who?" asked Sirius.
"Anne." Said Dumbledore. Sirius shook his head. They had sent her to America to keep her safe. Bringing her back here was out of the question.
"Before you object Sirius, I think that you should consider it for a moment. We need her to help Harry. When we find him, he's going to need more help than we can give him.She's the only one who can help him." Said Dumbledore.
"But Albus, will she come. You know that she's mad as hell that she had to leave. She hates us for it." Said Sirius.
" But, she doesn't hate Harry. I think that she will help him at least." said Dumbledore.
" But, without Harry to retrieve her..." Sirius began.
" That is why you will be going to get her.But you will not be going alone. I will go along as well. Hopefully we can get her to help us." said Dumbledore.
" She's going to be even more mad when she finds out that Harry doesn't even know who she is. " said Sirius.
" Maybe, but we will explain to her the reasoning behind it all. She will understand." said Dumbledore.
"But,when she finds out that Harry has been kidnapped, she's going to go ballistic." said Sirius.
" Yes, but we will only get her after we have found Harry and brought him back here. She will help him.He is her brother after all." said Dumbledore.
"That's why you will not be the only one going to retrieve her. I will go along as well. Hopefully we can get her to help us. Harry is her brother after all." Said Dumbledore.