Chapter 1

It was the Summer after Harry's 5th year and he was sitting in the park brooding over what had happened the previous year and the course of the summer so far. He had been literally tortured by the defence against the dark arts teacher. He had been mind raped. He had been lied to and manipulated and worst of all, he had lost the last parental figure he had. Vernon had raped him again. Oh Siri, Siri why did you have to be so foolish? Why did I have to be so gullible? Oh Siri…" Harry sat thinking.

"Hey green eyes, what are you moping about out here?" Harry gasped in shock and turned to stare into the face of his best friend from childhood and band mate until he had moved to America 3 years previously and the band had had to disband.

"D-Dom? Dominic Raven? DOM!!" Harry cried and threw himself into Dominic's waiting arms.

"Hey Wiz! (the band knew everything as they were all wizards too and went to Salem Academy) Missed me?"

"More than anything! Have you seen Dave, Lee and Matt yet?"

"Yeah they're in my garage waiting for you. That is, if you want to start up the band again?" Dom asked and laughed as Harry grabbed his hand and pulled him to the garage in question. The others all jumped up and embraced them tightly. The band was back together and Harry was soon telling them about the new songs he'd written. The songs soon had music and the band was ready to play. Harry was the lead singer and guitarist. Dom was on the guitar too, Dave was on Bass Guitar, Lee on keyboards and Matt on the drums.

"Okay guys, let's try Somewhere Only We Know…

I walked across and empty land,

I knew the pathway like the back of my hand,

I felt the earth beneath my feet,

Sat by the river and it made me complete.

Oh simple thing where have you gone?

I'm getting old and I need something to rely on,

So tell me when, you're gonna let me in

I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin.

I came across a fallen tree,

I felt the branches of it looking at me,

Is this the place we used to love?

Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

Oh simple thing where have you gone?

I'm getting old and I need something to rely on,

So tell me when, you're gonna let me in

I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin.

And if you have a minute why don't we go

Talk about it somewhere only we know?

This could be the end of everything

So why don't we go somewhere only we know?

Oh simple thing where have you gone?

I'm getting old and I need something to rely on,

So tell me when, you're gonna let me in

I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin.

And if you have a minute why don't we go

Talk about it somewhere only we know?

This could be the end of everything

So why don't we go somewhere only we know?

This could be the end of everything

So why don't we go somewhere only we know?

Somewhere only we know?

Somewhere only we know?

"That was brilliant Wiz! What shall we sing now?" Lee asked

"I have a new song that I wrote the music for myself, could we try that out?"

"Course we can 'Ry!" Matt said and Harry passed out all the sheets for his new song Bedshaped.

Many's the time I ran with you down

The rainy roads of our old town

Many the lives we lived in each day

And buried altogether

Don't laugh at me

Don't look away

You'll follow me back

With the sun in your eyes

And on your own

Bedshaped and legs of stone

You'll knock on my door and up we'll go

In white light

I don't think so

But what do I know?

What do I know?

I know.

I know you think I'm holding you down

And I've fallen by the wayside now

And I don't understand the same things as you

But I do

Don't laugh at me

Don't look away

You'll follow me back

With the sun in your eyes

And on your own

Bedshaped and legs of stone

You'll knock on my door and up we'll go

In white light

I don't think so

But what do I know?

What do I know?

I know.

And up we'll go

In white light

I don't think so

But what do I know?

What do I know?

I know.

At the end of the songs all the lads had tears in their eyes and could tell how emotional Harry had to have been when he wrote the song. Harry had fallen to his knees in tears. Dominic ran forward and pulled his best friend tightly to him but Harry flinched before Dominic could touch him.

"Green Eyes? Why did you flinch away from me? Has Vernon…? Has he done that to you again?" Harry couldn't say a thing so he merely nodded. The four boys, the only one Harry had ever told about what Vernon did, let out yells of anger. How dare someone touch their best friend! Dominic, ignoring Harry's flinch engulfed the smaller boy in his arms.

"Oh 'Ry! Right, that's it! My parents are both dead as you know and I have been emancipated by my aunt so you can move into my flat with me! You're not staying in that house any longer, no matter what the Bumblebee or the Order of the Flying Turkeys says!" Dominic said and before Harry could argue, Dominic had carried him to the couch where he could hug Harry batter whilst Matt went to get Harry's things and Hedwig. Half and hour later the angry drummer walked in carrying Harry's things.

"Everything's okay! Mum came with me when I told her what had happened and she left a note on your desk telling the Bumblebee what happened and where you can be contacted. She says that you and Dom are both welcome to live here as we have plenty of room but she believes Harry that you have your own manor." Matt's mother Annabelle Green was Lily's best friend from school.

"I do! Mum sent me a letter which was to arrive after my 15th birthday telling me the location of our ancestor, Rowena Ravenclaw's, Manor. It's not that far from here and Dom's welcome to come with me if he wants. We'll be perfectly safe there!" Harry said softly and Dominic nodded his agreement. The band practiced a couple of their old songs before Dominic announced that it was time for Harry and he to go as he wanted to talk to Harry about something private. The pair walked out of the house to the hidden Manor at the top of the hill that could only be seen if Ravenclaw's heir permitted it. Halfway up the hill Dominic took Harry's hand and pulled him to a stop.

"Dom? What is it?"

"Green Eyes I know this isn't the right time to talk about this but I just wanted to tell you that I never forgot you and that I think I've been in love with you since we were 11 years old. Look, I know you don't return my feelings but if in…" Harry pressing his lips to the taller boy's mouth cut off Dominic.

"Yes Dom! I love you too! I always have and I always will. If you'll have me I'd very much like to be your boyfriend." Dominic laughing happily and spinning Harry up into his arms was all the answer Harry needed. He had never been so happy in all his life as he was now.

The pair continued up the hill to the Manor where they were met by Dobby and Winky, who had been in Harry's employ since the end of term. They soon retired to the room they were to share where Harry fell asleep safely ensconced in the arms of the man he loved. The pair were happy and so were the rest of the boys and Matt's mother when they told them the following morning. However, both knew that things would soon come to an end because Dom and the others were to return to Salem unless they could get a transfer to Hogwarts.

(Songs are Somewhere Only We Know and Bedshaped by Keane – They seemed to fit with Harry's mood so I wrote them as some of his compositions)