A/N I ended up combining the last chapter and the epilogue this story is now complete and I am off to work on my other projects.

Chapter Seventeen

Fall of Tyranny

On the night before the last full moon before the return to Hogwarts, Severus's arm burned with the fateful call. Wincing from the pain he called to Soren who after handing Alex over to Draco side-along apparated with his father into Voldemort's inner circle.

"Snape your betrayal will cost you dearly." Voldemort's sylibant voice issued out when he caught sight of the extra person with Severus and the first spells flew.

The two wizards didn't bother to reply to the expected comment except to start shooting curses in all directions father and son stood back to back fighting to keep control of the situation.

They quickly noticed this wasn't a full meeting only the inner circle and Voldemort were there. This was both a blessing and a curse they had fewer people to fight but the people they did have to were intimately familiar with Severus's style and Soren had adopted it as his own. Well at least Severus knew their styles as well as his own.

The battle was surprisingly short, both sides had been hell bent on taking the other out as soon as possible thus making it take a short amount of time before a victor became obvious.

Voldemort was astounded to see his followers be decimated so quickly and by only two adversaries. He was in such shock that he didn't even attempt to move or fight back until Bellatrix Lestrange's high pitched scream cut through the air. Soren had performed his first true Crucio even without proper training.

Voldemort managed to land a single spell on one of the wizards, which turned out to be Severus. Soren saw his father fall, and he didn't recognize the curse thankfully it hadn't been the neon green of the killing curse.

Soren rounded on the Dark Lord. "Voldemort you have stolen nearly everything you knew I loved. You took my parents, my godfather, even a full nights rest, all of it you took from me. You killed too many people to count directly in front of my eyes. You sent your own daughter to try and kill me, and when she failed you killed her. I know you did I had to watch you do it while my family sat around my bedside helpless to wake me up.

Yet I can't help but think I need to say two words to you, thank you. If you hadn't done what you did I wouldn't have the family I do know, I wouldn't have the gift of my wolf, I probably wouldn't have my lover, most importantly your plots gave me my son the light in the darkness. I am Soren Alexander Snape, Adopted son of Severus Snape, but I was once and in some ways will always be Harry Potter."

Voldemort was shocked speechless by the deadly tone used to deliver this monologue. By the time he reacted the boy in front of him was in the middle of shifting forms. Soon he was faced with a fully fledged Lycan. Not just any wolf but the now undisputed alpha of his pack.

Solo stalked the dark lord easily using his wolf agility to dodge the quickly thrown spells. Solo knew his job, and with the wolf mind completely merged with the humans he was able to follow the plan through. He just had to get closer to Voldemort. The plan was frighteningly simple. After a few long conversations with Solo and Severus they found that Voldemort's new body had one weakness. It would not be able to withstand the heavy influx of gene altering magic that was a werewolf bite. That was why the Dark Lord wanted all were wolves on his side he couldn't risk getting bitten.

Well Solo was now about to see just how quickly it would kill the Dark Lord. He took a large flying leap and landed on the Dark Lord knocking Voldemort to the ground and sinking his teeth into the monster's throat. Voldemort's own experiments insured he would survive the agonizing bite and subsequent blood loss.

Solo backed off and watched the convulsions start. Soon limbs were flailing and blood tinged foam was erupting from Voldemort's mouth. His body started a forced transformation even as the magic was slowly killing him. When Voldemort drew his last breath shuddered and dieing he was caught half way through the transformation half wolf and half man with his throat gauged out from the damning bite.

With no small amount of effort Solo resisted the now nearly full moon and shifted back into his human form albeit a bit slower then normal. Taking his wand back into his hand he set the mutilated corpse on fire and it disintegrated into a pile of ash before his eyes.

Soren was incredibly tired from the drain on his magic biting Voldemort had done to him. With his last bit of strength he gathered his father's still breathing form into his arms and used their emergency portkey to return them to the Hogwarts infirmary. He stayed just long enough to get Poppy and explain what the curse that hit Severus looked like. She wouldn't let him leave until he took a magic regenerator potion that had a bit of strengthening solution mixed into it.

With those potions fortifying his system he made the long trek down to the dungeons and the sight that greeted his eyes made the long walk worth the effort. Draco was asleep on the couch Alex clutched securely in his arms. The baby was also sleeping peacefully without a care in the world where Draco's forehead was creased with worry lines.

Taking a seat on the huge arm chair by the fire he sat up watching his lover and son sleep. To him there was nothing more beautiful in the world. Draco and him had been so busy training there hadn't been time for much romance but their love never stopped or faltered. Soren was kind of sad it took him so long to realize what a treasure the Malfoy heir was. If he had just fallen in love with Draco a little sooner he wouldn't have let himself open to Lita's betrayal. Then he looked closer at Alex and saw his own features reflected (Severus had explained not long ago that the potion he had given him to adopt him also changed the DNA of any descendents that were living born or not and that was how Alex looked like him even if he was conceived while Soren was still Harry) and he knew he would never give up his son for anything.

Deciding to remove the worry lines from Draco's forehead he woke the other boy up by kissing him.

"I take it we won then?" Draco asked with sleep clouded eyes and a contented smile on his face. Soren knew that right after he woke and up and immediately before falling asleep was the only time you were guaranteed to find Draco with his masks down.

"Yes we did, Severus was hit by a curse from Voldemort but Poppy assured me he will be alright. We have one battle down now for the next one. I'm sick of blood shed and I think I know a way to get rid of Dumbledore where we don't have to kill him." Soren said with a smirk talking quietly so he didn't wake the still peacefully sleeping baby. He explained his plan to Draco.

"Sounds brilliant, but we can't do anything about it tonight. Why don't we go to bed and then put things in motion tomorrow morning? If we handle it just right we can have things worked out by the time school starts. I can't wait to see the look on that old man's face." Draco said rising carefully from the couch to carry Alex over to his crib.

Draco and Soren worked together to get him to bed without waking the little boy up. Soren placed one soft kiss on his son's forehead and tucked the blanket up under his chin. Turning to Draco he bestowed upon him a much more lingering kiss then the one he had used to wake him. They retreated back into their shared rooms for the remainder of the night and early morning.

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Dumbledore had just finished his speech and the food had been served when a single owl came flying into the great hall. It winged its way to the staff table and Dumbledore immediately recognized the bright royal blue envelope. It was called an Announcer it was similar to a Howler except it was used by the Minister of Magic to make new laws heard by more people then a single person could do even with a sonorous charm.

He opened it cautiously letting the loud and infuriateingly familiar voice issue from it. Dumbledore knew that voice but couldn't quite place it. Only a small number of people in the hall could and they were busy hiding smirks already knowing what was coming.

ALBUS WOLFRIC PERCIVAL BRIAN DUMBLEDORE

AS DECRIED BY THE MINISTER OF MAGIC AND SECONDED BY THE WIZENGAMOT

YOU ARE HEREBY STRIPPED OF YOUR POSITION AS HEADMASTER AND REMOVED

OF YOUR STATUS ON THE WIZENGAMOT ON GROUNDS OF MULTIPLE COUNTS OF

CHILD ENDANGERMENT TOWARDS ONE MR. HARRY JAMES POTTER.

HOGWARTS WILL NOW BE UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC UNTIL

A NEW HEADMASTER IS APPROVED. UNTIL A MINISTRY REPRESENTIVITVE ARRIVES IN

ONE WEEKS TIME THE RULING OF HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY

FALLS TO PROFESSOR'S MINERVA MCGONNAGAL AND SEVERUS SNAPE.

YOU ARE ORDERED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES OF THE SCHOOL BY 9:00 AM ON THE 2ND OF

SEPTEMBER. YOU WILL REPORT TO THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC FOR A FORMAL HEARING ON THE 5TH.

AS ORDERED BY

THE MINISTER OF MAGIC

Silence blanketed the hall as everyone slowly came to realize exactly what just happened. Dumbledore's expression of cold fury shocked many of the student who only thought of him as a kind old grandfather.

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Dumbledore swept into the meeting room and didn't even bother to look at who was there before starting to rant.

"What is the meaning of this Cornelius, we had a deal. You were to leave Hogwarts to me in exchange for my backing you in the elections. I didn't support you all these years for you to go back on our deal." Only when the old man had run out of breath did someone else speak.

"Did you get that all written down Madame Bones, I do believe that is grounds for conspiracy charges as well as the child endangerment charges." A slightly more sarcastic version of the Announcer's voice cut through Dumbledore's fury.

"Dumbledore looked up onto the large mahogany desk where he expected to see Cornelius Fudge and no one else. He was in surprise when he saw one of his own students as well as Amelia Bones sitting facing him with hard looks.

"Ah, I see some introductions are in order, I am Soren Snape formerly Harry Potter and now current minister of magic. Isn't it amazing Dumbledore how fast you can get something done in the ministry when you kill off a rampaging dark lord?" Soren said with a predatory glint in his eyes.

"As far as I can see you are very lucky that I am tired off all the blood shed. I have every right to kill you as wizarding law states I am allowed to extract my revenge. I just decided to settle with ruin that oh so well preserved reputation you seem to hold above all else. Mark my words Dumbledore you will pay." Soren said simply and Dumbledore suddenly didn't have any doubt what so ever about the seriousness of the words.

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The wizarding world was soon rocked with the changes their youngest ever minister was making. At every turn Soren was making new and better laws and destroying the old non practical ones. Of course he had a lot of help in his decision making from Severus and Draco who were by his side every step of the way.

Draco and him came out to the world on the same day Soren presented Alex to the general public. Soren had made it clear that anyone found disturbing his family in any way was going to receive swift punishment.

Hogwarts was quickly climbing back into its old position as one of the most respectable magic schools. It had been going in a steady decline ever since Dumbledore had gotten control and made the grading and teachers more lenient then ever. Soren solved this problem by placing two heads at the school. McGonagall and his father worked so well together he gave them permanent control. They balanced each other out so that the school was neither too harsh nor too soft.

When Soren wasn't busy turning the wizarding world on its head he was busy raising his son and loving Draco. He didn't like the idea of house elves raising his own flesh and blood so usually made sure Alex was with a person such as Draco or Severus during the day and he took care of him at night.

In this manner the years flew by and soon enough it was Alex's time to enter Hogwarts. Severus watched on with pride as his grandson was sorted into the serpent house. Ever since Soren had taken control Slytherin house had began to reclaim its once noble reputation. With all the death eater children now gone completely or graduated the current Slytherins were able to prove cunning didn't mean evil.

Life was good now but none of them ever forgot the price that was paid to make it that way. There had been surprises for all and for one lost soul of a little boy who really never go to live there was redemption.

A/N finally done please review and tell me how it turned out.

Now I wanted to see if I could tempt you with any of my other stories if you liked this one.

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