Harry Potter and The Power of Memory

Summary: AU - What would happen if after an accident 5-year-old Harry remembered about magic? Moreover, remembered all about his parents changing Secret-Keepers. How would his family change? Warning: some Dumbledore, Ron, and Hermione bashing.

Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter or its characters, J. K. Rowling owns all of them except the ones that I made up using names from my family. If anything sounds familiar, I'm sorry, it is not done intentionally. As far as I know, everything that is not Rowling's is mine.

Author Note: Welcome to my first story, this is an AU so I will be changing how some events happened, so please don't flame me. Constructive criticism accepted. I am also looking for a Beta-Reader, please message me (from my profile) so we can talk.


A week before James and Lily go into hiding with Harry they were sitting in their living room with Sirius discussing the Fidelius Charm when baby Harry started crying, having just awoken from his nap.

"I'll be back in just a moment, I need to go see to Harry," Lily said as she started to rise up off the couch.

Sirius stopped her, getting up himself. "No, you stay put, I'll get him; haven't seen the little guy in a while."

As Sirius walked up the stairs and into Harry's room, Harry jumped up in his crib and cried out happily.

"Ad-oot, ad-oot!"

"It's great to see you too kid." Sirius said with a smile as he lifted Harry and gave him a hug.

"Come on; let's get back down to your folks before they think I got lost."

As Sirius walked into the living room Lily got up to take Harry, but Harry pulled away shouting, "NO! AD-OOT! AD-OOT!"

"Alright sweetie, you can stay with Padfoot." Lily sighed while Sirius and James started to snicker. Once everyone was settled down, they resumed talking about the Fidelius charm.

"Don't you see James, it's the perfect plan! Everyone will think that I'm the Secret-Keeper, so Peter will be safe. No one would even begin to think that it's him, so if Voldemort comes after anyone it will be me and you'll all be safe."

"I guess you're right Sirius, but first we have to find out if Peter is even willing to be the Secret-Keeper."

"Tell you what, I'll go talk to Peter in the morning and if he's willing I'll bring him over tomorrow and we can cast the charm right away."

The following day Sirius and Peter arrived at Godric's Hollow just in time for dinner.

"Well since you're here you might as well sit down and have dinner before we start." Lily said as she dished up a couple more plates.

"You know I can't resist a free meal; especially if you're the one cooking, Lily."

"Flattery will get you nowhere, Sirius; now eat so we can get started."

An hour later; while everyone was in the living room getting ready for Lily to cast the Fidelius Charm.

"Here Lily, let me hold Harry; you need your hands to cast the charm." Sirius said, taking Harry and standing off to the side.

''Okay kid, we have to be real quiet so Mummy can cast this charm without worrying about us."

"Mumy, Dady, Or-ail, sshhh!"

"That's right kid, so let's just watch, ok?"

"Oty! Sshhh ad-oot! Sshhh!" Sirius snickered, giving Harry a hug and small peck on the forehead. "Ok kid, ok. "

Lily turned from having finished her spell work with a smile. "Thank you so much for watching Harry, Sirius; I couldn't have done it without you here to watch him. "

"That's alright Lily; you know I love being with the kid."

After making a tray with tea and biscuits for everyone, Lily took Harry from Sirius and they all sat by the fire to talk.

"I want you to know how much I appreciate you being our Secret-Keeper, Peter; I know it was a lot to ask since it will put you in danger. But we haven't told anyone of the change so they'll still think it's Sirius, and if Voldemort should go after anyone to find us, it'll be him and you'll be safe" James explained as he sat down next to Lily, pulling Harry onto his lap.

A week later James, Lily, and Harry were having their own little Halloween party when there was a sudden banging on the door. James ran to look to see who was banging, then started yelling, "Lily! Take Harry and run; it's him! I'll hold him off, go on get Harry, and get out of here!"

"But how? Peter was the Secret-Keeper!"

"He must have betrayed us. Go on! Get Harry and get out, I'll follow as soon as I can!" No sooner had Lily fled up the stairs, the front door blew off its hinges, and Voldemort himself walked in.

"James… how nice to see you again, too bad you won't live long enough to enjoy my little visit."

James immediately drew his wand and started firing off curses. The battle went on for a few minutes when Voldemort, finally getting bored, hit James in the chest with the Killing Curse, making him fall to the floor, lifeless.

Voldemort headed straight up the stairs; upon arriving in what he was told was the nursery, he found Lily standing in front of Harry's crib as if to protect him.

"Move aside silly girl, it is not you I wish to harm."


"I said move aside!"


"Fine, Avada Kedavra!"

Lily fell lifeless onto the edge of the crib where Harry sat watching all that was happening.

Voldemort turned to Harry. "To think a child such as you could possibly be my down fall…? I think not. Avada Kedavra."

Much to Voldemort's surprise, the curse bounced off Harry and back to him. With a scream of pain and a stream of black smoke, all that was left to be seen of Voldemort was his charred robes.

Sirius, after having gone to check on Peter and not finding him at home, went to check Godric's Hollow only to find the door blown off and James dead. He ran franticly up the stairs hoping to find Lily and Harry still alive; upon entering the nursery he found Hagrid holding Harry, and Lily, whom was dead.

"Give Harry to me Hagrid, I'm his Godfather, I'll take care of him."

"Can't do that Sirius, Professor Dumbledore told me to bring 'arry ta him; he's going to give him to his relatives, where 'e'll be safe."

"Hagrid he's my reasonability! Give him to me!"

"I'm sorry but I can't do that; gotta bring him to Dumbledore like he said."

"Fine then, take my bike it'll be faster that way."

After watching Hagrid leave with Harry, Sirius sat down and mourned for his lost friends. Then it hit him; Peter, that rat, betrayed them to Voldemort. Sirius immediately went on the search for the rat that used to be his friend.

He caught up with him the next morning in London, cornering him on a small street. However, as Sirius advanced on him, Peter suddenly started yelling at the top of his voice.

"HOW COULD YOU! HOW COULD YOU BETRAY JAMES AND LILY LIKE THAT? THEY LOVED YOU LIKE A BROTHER!" Then with an explosion curse, he blew a huge hole in the street, killing twelve muggles, then cut off his finger and transformed, disappearing into the sewer. Sirius was so shocked by how well he had been played that when Aurors arrived all he could was stand there, laughing.

The Aurors arrested him and he was immediately sent to the Wizarding Prison, Azkaban, without questioning or a trial.

Author Note: This is the Prologue, so it's shorter than most chapters are going to be. Hope you enjoyed it. Review please.