Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter and never will. The series and characters belong to the brilliant mind of JKRowling, and I do not make any money off of this and the challenge this is based off of was created by the wonderful Severitus, plus the story "Not Myself" by Saerry Snape that started the whole Harry as a street kid influenced this as well, and I make no money off of this from either the challenge or the influence.
Title: Anonymous Hero
Characters: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Victor Vauxhall, Arianna, Neville Longbottom, and Jesse
Pairings: I won't tell a soul.
Words per Chapter: 974
Warnings: AU, Severitus' Challenge, street living, language, some violence, relationships, unknown identities and whatever else this demented author manages to think up.
Summary: Experiences are what shape people into who they are. What happens when the majority of someone's experiences comes from the streets? One young boy gets left on the streets and in doing so changes the entirety of his life. Without any knowledge of who he really is, he must face a world of magic and rise above it.
Notes: this is my own take on the whole idea of Harry growing up on the streets and making it a bit of a Severitus challenge. As with most stories of this nature, it was inspired by the story "Not Myself" by Saerry Snape. This is my own way of making it, via the help of my lovely sister and editor (some of the time) Daeleniel Shadowphyre. So I hope people like it, and I hope it makes sense. Also, yes there will be cockney within this piece. I have my reasons for sticking to as close as I can get to the sound. Don't worry; the dialogue on Victor's end will become more refined, eventually.
Severus landed in the receiving room of his house in Spain with a slight jolt. It appeared as if that the further that you travelled with a house elf, the less it felt like apparating. It was much like a Portkey, minus the complete insanity that a person experienced while travelling by that method. He looked around his home and hoped that he had gotten there before the werewolves had a chance to arrive. He knew that leaving Victor with them was a scary proposition, but it was something that he had no choice in doing. He sighed and rubbed his eyes at the thought of having a tribe of werewolves on his land. In fact, he downright disliked the thought. The only reason that he hadn't protested was because he needed their help. He had to do what he could to protect Victor. They were the people who could help him.
He made his way out of the house and over to the Portkey area that had been set up outside. He was glad that he wouldn't have to worry about receiving them inside his house. A sound of air being displaced met his ears. He looked and saw that the group of werewolves and Victor had arrived at their destination. He nodded and walked forward.
Victor was on the ground heaving from his first time travelling by portkey. It seemed that he didn't like that mode of transportation either. Severus wanted to shake his head in response, but he knew that there wasn't much of a point. Severus pulled a potion out of his robes and held it out to Victor. The boy shook his head. He didn't want to drink the potion after what he had seen happen to Neville.
Severus shook his head. "All right, we'll deal with that later." He looked at the werewolves. "You can set yourself up on this property in whatever manner that you like. Please try to use the woods on this land during the full moon. I won't require it, but it would make things easier." The alpha male nodded and Severus let out a breath. "Tippy." The house elf that had brought him to the house quickly appeared. He looked at the creature. "Please help these people set up whatever they need to." The little creature nodded and Severus helped Victor up. He led the boy into the house. Willow walked along side him. Severus hadn't even realized that the little creature had been placed on the ground at any point in time.
Victor looked at him. "Why yeh take meh away?" He knew what the man had said, but that didn't mean that he completely understood what was going on. This wasn't something that he was particularly involved with. In fact, he wondered what was going to happen to his magical education.
Severus looked at him. "It's my job to protect you. You're my son, even if we're unsure of how to deal with each other." Victor nodded in response to all of this. Their relationship was something that neither of them really understood how to deal with.
Victor nodded and sat down. "I thank yeh then." He then sat on the stairs. He was tired from all that he was dealing with. He worried about Jesse as well. It was bothersome in his mind. He wanted to sleep or spend time with Jesse. That was all that he could really think about.
Remus stepped into the hospital room that Jesse was in. She looked at him and frowned at the look on his face. He could see that she apparently didn't like whatever look was on his face. That was something that he couldn't help. He sighed. He wondered if she would go with Victor. He had seen that the bond between them was strong, but he wasn't sure if she really would. Plus, it didn't help that he still hadn't figured out how he was going to get Arianna out of Hogwarts. He knew that he couldn't leave her there. Yet, she did have friends that she was didn't necessarily want to leave. That meant that it was her decision on if she wanted to leave or not.
He sighed after a moment and looked at her. "Victor had to be taken out of Hogwarts. The headmaster is planning something that isn't good. So, we had to get him out of the country. I needed to know if you're going to come as well. We can't allow him to be harmed by whatever the headmaster has planned." Jesse stared at him with wide eyes. She hadn't expected to hear something like that. It scared her that the boy that she had taken care of would be in any kind of danger.
She got herself into a sitting position. "Yes, I will go. How are you going to get me out of here?" She knew that getting out of the hospital wouldn't be as easy as they would like. Remus stood there and watched her. He wondered if he should truly tell her what he had planned.
Remus let out a slow breath. "I'm going to do some things that I can't tell you about. Let's just say that it will help. Just plan to be ready to go." He looked at all of the tubes that were attached to her. "Or when the nurses can help you. I have to do one thing before we can go." Jesse nodded. Remus took that as his cue to leave. He didn't like what he was about to do, but he had to. He would get them out of there. How long would they be gone for, he didn't know, but he was going to make sure that everything would be taken care of. That was the most that he could do.
A/N: Well, here's another chapter. Hope that you all enjoy. Later.