"Oh Dad look, there's an owl here" Riley yelled, as an owl landed in her breakfast cereal. Remus came in from the kitchen, to see an owl, with a nice envelope attached to it leg.
"Well looks like we will now be going to Diagon Alley" Remus said as Riley undid the letter. The owl swooped off back out the window, and Riley watched it until it was gone.
"Oh I can't wait, can we go now?" Riley asked. Just as Remus was about to reply, Dumbledore's head appeared in the fire place, causing Riley to squeal.
"Sorry Sir" Riley said as she realised who it was.
"Morning Riley, Remus" Dumbledore said as he smiled warmly at them both "I was wondering if I could ask you a favor Remus" he went on.
"Certainly Sir" Remus said.
"Hagrid is picking up Harry Potter and taking him to get his school stuff, but I need him for some Hogwarts business and I was wondering if you could meet up with them and take Harry with you" Dumbledore asked and he smiled even further, seeing Riley's eyes light up like a Christmas tree.
"Oh say yes Dad" Riley pleaded with him.
"Of course I'd say yes. I'd love to Dumbledore" Remus replied.
"Fantastic. If you could meet them at the Leaky Cauldron in about an hour that would be wonderful" Dumbledore said.
"Up stairs Riley and get ready" Remus instructed her, but she didn't need telling twice. Like a shot, she ran up the stairs, eager to get their as soon as possible because not only was she finally meeting Harry, she was finally going to see Diagon Alley.
"Thank you Remus, I understand it will be a difficult task with both not having been in the Wizarding world at all and everyone will know who they are" Dumbledore said.
"Its fine Sir, I don't mind honestly. It will be wonderful to see Harry again as well" Remus said "Goodbye Dumbledore" he added.
"Goodbye Remus" Dumbledore said and then with a little pop his head was gone. Riley was in her room, getting dressed after her shower, when she heard an almighty crash from the bathroom.
"Riley Maddox Lupin" he called, which meant she was in trouble.
"Yes Dad?" She asked sheepishly.
"What have I told you about leaving your stuff on the floor?" Remus asked, still lying on the bathroom floor.
"Sorry dad, I guess I got a bit excited" Riley replied, trying hard not to laugh at him.
"Go on finish getting ready, we need to leave soon" Remus replied, not even bothering to do anything about it. "Riley you need to calm down" Remus was telling her, as they entered the Leaky Cauldron.
"Come on dad, hurry up" Riley said, ignoring him. "Whoa" was all she said, when she entered the place and Remus saw why. She had just run, head long, into a very big, scruffy looking man.
"Hello Hagrid" Remus said, smiling at him.
"Lupin, how are you?" Hagrid replied.
"Fantastic and yourself?" Remus said, both completely ignoring the jumping Riley next to them.
"Dad" Riley whined, tugging on his sleeve.
"Sorry, Hagrid this is Riley, Riley this is Hagrid" Remus said.
"Well it is a pleasure to finally meet you Riley" Hagrid replied as he reached a massive hand out to shake Riley's little hand.
"It's a pleasure to meet you too Sir" Riley replied, still in a state of shock.
"Oh how rude, this is Harry Potter" Hagrid said, as he moved aside and revealed a skinny boy, with black hair and glasses. "Harry, this is Riley and Remus Lupin" he went on. "Remus was a good friend of your parents Harry, and Riley here, her mother was good friends with them as well" he added, forgetting about Sirius.
"Hi there" Harry said, as he stood, just as shocked as Riley.
"Remus will be taking you to get your things, then you'll stay with him until the train leaves in a few days Harry" Hagrid told him. "Thanks a lot for this Remus" he added.
"No worries, it is an absolute pleasure" Remus replied. Hagrid then waved to them and headed out of the Leaky Cauldron. "Well guys lets go. You two have your lists?" Remus asked. "Fantastic" he added seeing them both nod and then lead them out the back, to a brick wall. He tapped the wall, in different places with his wand, which seemed to activate and when the bricks moved to allow them access, Riley and Harry both were speechless.
"Wow" Riley said "How could you have kept this from me Dad?" she asked as she looked around at all the shops and other witches and wizards.
"Riley we've been over this before and I won't go through it again" Remus replied "Now you will need school robes, so let's go to Madam Malkins first" he went on, ignoring Riley poking her tongue out.
"Haven't you ever been here?" Harry asked Riley.
"Nah I haven't" Riley replied.
"But your dads a wizard, wouldn't he have brought you here?" Harry asked.
"Here we go guys, inside" Remus said, steering the conversation away from that direction for now. And then Riley saw the cutest boy, standing there getting himself fitted for his own robes.
"More Hogwarts students I presume?" The lady said "Very well, up you hop on here and stand very still" The lady said, seeing Remus nod.
"Hi, I'm Draco Malfoy who are you?" the boy said, but before either Harry or Riley could reply, the lady came back.
"Well my boy, that's you done" she said and the boy hopped off the stand.
"Well see you" he said to them then headed out the door with his mother.
They had gotten all their school supplies, Remus even bought Riley and Harry owls. He had promised Riley she could have her own owl when she started school and since it was Harry's birthday, he wanted to get him a present.
"Riley, if you could show Harry where he'll be sleeping I'll get some dinner ready" Remus said as they arrived home.
"This is so much better than being at my Aunt and Uncles" Harry said as they headed up the stairs.
"I love living here, it was much better than the orphanage" Riley replied.
"You're adopted?" Harry asked.
"Yeah I am, he was best friends with my dad. No one could find any of my other family, so I was in an orphanage until I was five" Riley told him. "Ok this is your room, right across from mine. The bathroom is just there as well" She went on pointing to her room, the bathroom.
"Dad, are we meeting Molly at the station?" Riley asked but stopped in her tracks, when she saw the look on his face. "What's wrong dad?" Riley asked.
"Tomorrow you guys will need to go to the Weasleys" Remus said, "Riley can you watch the potatoes while I go and speak with Molly" he added and as soon as he moved, she saw the calendar. She knew the full moon was coming, but she didn't realise the dates were so close together. She thought the full moon was the day after they left, so all would be good but it was actually the day before they left.
"Is everything ok?" Harry asked.
"Yeah, just dad and his work that's all" Riley lied; she didn't feel the need to tell Harry.
"Thanks Molly, how could I have been so stupid" Remus was saying to Molly, via a floo call.
"Oh Remus, you were just excited but don't worry. Bring them both on over, it'll be good for Harry to be with them and meet Ron as well, they'll be friends before they even start" Molly said, reassuring Remus that everything would be fine.
"What would have happened if I hadn't seen the calendar?" Remus asked shaking his head.
"Well you did see it mate, so don't worry" Arthur said.
"Thank you again guys. I will be there definitely to see them off at 11" Remus said, then with a pop his head disappeared then he went back to the kitchen. "Ok guys, tomorrow you will be heading to the Weasleys. Harry, they have a boy your age about to start school as well and they are a wonderful family" Remus said when he went back in.
"What job do you do?" Harry asked.
"Sorry?" Remus asked.
"Riley said you have to go away fro your job, that's why we're going there" Harry said.
"Nothing major, but I will definitely be there to see you guys off" Remus replied, his heart sinking.
"Can we go outside dad?" Riley asked, not looking at him.
"Sure, I'll call you when dinner is ready" Remus replied.
"So can you do magic yet?" Harry asked Riley when they were outside. Riley explained how she could do magic without a wand and even showed him. "Wow that's so cool" Harry exclaimed. "So I guess you'll be really good then?" he asked.
"I still got to get used to using a wand though but Dad says you pick it up real easy. He said you and I will be naturals because of who our parents were" Riley replied.
"I'm a bit nervous" Harry told her.
"It's ok, so am I" Riley said "But Ron will be in our year as well and he's really nice. His whole family is so it'll be ok" Riley assured him.
"Ok guys, dinner is ready" Remus called a few hours later. All through dinner, Harry asked Remus all sorts of questions, while Riley just sat there in silence. After dinner, they watched a little bit of TV before they headed off to bed.
"Goodnight Harry and I'll see you in the morning. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask me" Remus said as he closed Harry's door and then walked into Riley's room. But she was hiding under the blanket; she didn't want him to see her crying. "Maddie, come on out" Remus said as he sat down on her bed.
"No" Riley replied.
"I can't help when the moon comes" Remus told her.
"Do you promise you'll be there to see us off?" Riley asked, finally coming out from under the blanket.
"Pinky promise" Remus said.
"I want to up the ante" Riley said.
"Ok what to?" Remus asked, raising his eye brows at her.
"Puss filled boils" Riley told him.
"Alright then" Remus replied and with a wave of his wand, he changed the punishment for breaking the pinky promise. "Pinky Promise" he said as they wrapped their pinkies around each others. "Goodnight sweetheart, sleep well" he said and then kissed her goodnight and left the room.
The next morning they packed their school trunks with everything they needed, then packed them into Remus' car.
"Alright guys, let's go" Remus said as they all got into the car. Harry was still full of questions and Riley was still in a bad mood, so she sat in silence while Harry asked every question he could think of. When they arrived at The Burrow, Harry was speechless. The place looked odd, but it had a homely feel about it.
"Oh Arthur they are here" Molly called and then headed out the front door. Ginny was right behind her, then Arthur.
"Hey Aunt Moll" Riley said as she was pulled into a back braking hug. "Hey Arthur, hey Ginny" she added when Molly let go.
"You must be Harry, well it's finally nice to meet you dear" Molly said, giving him a hug as well. "Let's go inside" she added while Arthur and Remus grabbed their trunks from the car.
"Thanks again for this guys" Remus said when they entered the house.
"It's our pleasure" Molly told him. "Riley you're with Ginny as usual and Harry you'll be with our son Ron" she said. "Ron this is Harry" she added when Ron came down the stairs.
"Ok you two, if you've forgotten something send me an owl and I'll bring it with me when I come see you guys at the station. Sorry I had to rush off like this Harry, but you're more than welcome at our place anytime" Remus said. "And you kiddo, be good and listen to everything Molly says" he said, looking at Riley. She just stood there, her arms folded and a frown on her face as she stared at her feet.
"I'll be good" Riley said, not looking away from her feet.
"Come here" Remus said and she walked over to him. "I won't break our promise, I don't exactly want puss filled boils anytime soon and I wouldn't want to miss seeing you leave for your first day of school. So I will see you in a few days" Remus told her as he hugged her. "I love you Maddie" he said.
"I love you too dad" Riley replied as she hugged him tighter.
"Thanks again Molly, Arthur" Remus said letting go of Riley and then walking out the door.
"Do you mind if I go outside?" Riley asked Molly.
"Not at all dear, Fred and George are out there as well" Molly replied.
"Hey Fred, hey George" Riley said as she walked out into the backyard.
"Hey Riley" They said in unison. Riley then spotted a little garden gnome running around in the garden, so she decided to have a little fun with it. She looked at a near by rock and made it grow legs, and then chase after the gnome.
"Wicked" The twins said as they laughed at the gnome. Riley spent the remainder of the day, tormenting garden gnomes; until Molly called out that it was dinner time.
"Why are there rocks walking around the backyard?" Arthur asked as he looked out the window.
"Oh sorry, be right back" Riley said as she ran back outside and stopped all the rocks from moving. "My fault, forget to stop then" she added as she came back inside.
"Isn't that under age magic?" Percy asked.
"It isn't detected by the Ministry, so no it's not" Arthur replied.
"I know dad told me not to, but I had a bit of frustration. Sorry Arthur, sorry Molly" Riley said.
"It's alright dear" Molly said "Now who's hungry?" she said.
It was the morning they were leaving for school and Riley hadn't heard from Remus yet.
"What if he didn't get my owl?" Riley asked Molly.
"If he didn't, we can tell him at the station and he can send whatever it is along later on" Molly said. "Thank heavens Arthur you can get ministry cars, six trunks would be impossible otherwise" Molly went on as Arthur came down the stairs, followed by Fred, George, Percy, Ron and Harry. "Are you all packed? We need to leave soon" Molly asked.
"Yes Mum" Ron replied.
"Oh that'll be the cars, alright everyone let's go" Molly said. "Say goodbye to your father kids" Molly said.
"Bye Dad" They all called in unison.
"Bye Arthur" Riley and Harry said as they followed the Weasley crew out the door. When they arrived at the station, Riley looked around frantically for any sign of Remus.
"He might already be on the platform dear" Molly told her, "Come on" she added and they all walked through the barrier.
"There's 15 minutes until we leave and he isn't here" Riley said. "I hope he enjoys his boils" she added.
"Not this time kiddo" Remus said.
"Dad!" Riley yelled and ran over to him, jumping into his arms.
"Easy Maddie, rough night" Remus replied "Didn't think I was going to show up aye?" he added.
"Did you get my owl?" Riley asked.
"Yep sure did, I added a few extra things in here for you as well" Remus told her. "Now be good, do all your homework and don't let Fred and George corrupt you" Remus added.
"Hey" The twins yelled in unison.
"Alright everyone on board" Molly said.
"Bye Dad" Riley said as she hugged Remus one more time, and then followed the others onto the train. Remus stood on the platform with Molly and Ginny, until the train disappeared from view.
"So what will you do now Remus?" Molly asked.
"Not sure Molly, it will definitely be quiet without her there" Remus replied. "Thank you for everything" he added.
"Anytime and even during the holidays, she's more than welcome to come stay" Molly said and they both headed back through the barrier and headed to their own homes.
A/N. This is the end of PART 1 of this story…PART 2 will begin in Riley's 3RD year at Hogwarts! There's a little bit of back story at the beginning, telling you what has happened in the past few years! Part 2 has a little bit of slash but nothing graphic! So keep your eye out for part 2!