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: 940
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. As stated at the end of the previous chapter, there is a major time jump. So, hope you enjoy. Parts of what happened between the two periods will be shown randomly.
Severus was scowling as he thought about the letter that Remus had gotten. The statements that the headmaster had made in the letter had him worried. Yet, he knew that they had to do something. He let out a slow breath and walked out of his study. He didn't say anything as he made his way through his home. There were sounds drifting from the sitting room. The sounds were that of laughter. He stuck his head into the room and saw Jesse and Victor sitting on the sofa. The two were laughing. He looked at the young woman. He was glad to see that she was doing better.
He cleared his throat and got the attention of the duo. Victor raised an eyebrow. Jesse looked at him as well. "Hello Severus." She had grown used to the man over the years, though it did help that she could see his relation to Victor. Plus, she was glad that Severus didn't get between her and Victor. He had allowed them to remain close and for her to act like a mother to the teenager.
Severus nodded to her. "Hello, Jesse. I need to speak with the two of you. It appears as if we are will likely be returning to the United Kingdom. I'm not expecting this to be an easy return. Yet, we have to if we want to avoid the headmaster coming for us directly. That is something that I don't want. I'm hoping that I can remain one step ahead of him and throw him off of my supposed compliancy." Victor tilted his head to the side. He nodded after a moment. Jesse was frowning. She wasn't sure what to think of the whole situation. She knew how she had grown to like the home that they were living in. In fact, she even enjoyed listening to the werewolves howling on the full moon. It wasn't as scary a sound as she would have once thought.
It was then that Remus walked in. The man looked even more tired than before. He rubbed his eyes. "The headmaster has gone out of his mind." He didn't want to tell them what was going on. Yet, he knew that he had to. There was something about this situation that they needed to know. He sighed as he let the thoughts travel through his mind. "The way he spoke contradicted the feeling in his letter. It was almost as if he didn't know or truly suspect that Victor was once Harry. He was asking me if there was someway to get to the two of you. The man does know that you two are father and son. That part I could understand." Severus scowled. He wanted to say something.
Severus crossed his arms. "Tell us exactly what happened. We need to know. I need to know. I already believe that we'll need to return to the United Kingdom. I don't like that idea, but I know that the man doesn't give up." He glared at one of the walls. He was ready to curse something. Yet, he was doing what he could to stay in control. He didn't need Victor to see him lose complete control of his temper. He had to remain composed in order for them to figure out a plan.
Remus sighed. "Well…It went like this…"
Remus walked into the headmaster's office after the man had allowed him to enter. He looked at the wizened old man and cleared his throat. "You wished to see me, headmaster?" He was using this as a question only because he wanted to be careful when around the man.
Dumbledore smiled at Remus. "Yes, I did. I'm glad to see that you got my letter. I wanted to talk to you about something. However, please let me say that I'm glad that you sent me a letter back." Remus wanted the headmaster to get to the point. Dumbledore shook his head. "The thing that I needed to talk to you about, Remus, is that I've come across an interesting piece of paper. The piece of paper confirmed that Severus has a son. We need the two of them back. They would be helpful in fighting Voldemort. Plus, the man will do everything that he can to get Severus back. He wants his potions master." Remus didn't say anything as he continued to listen to the headmaster. He found that he couldn't believe what Dumbledore was saying.
Remus shrugged. "I don't know anything, headmaster." He knew that the headmaster didn't believe that, but he wasn't about to say anything else. In fact, he knew that he needed to get out of there. "Actually, headmaster, I need to go. I have errands that I need to run." He then rushed out as quickly as he could. He knew that the headmaster wanted to say something else. Yet, he knew that he couldn't allow that. He had to get back to Severus and inform him of what was said. It was more important than anything else.
Severus made a noise. "So, he doesn't know for certain that the boy is someone else. The way he phrased his letter was a way to cause us to panic." Remus shrugged. The group fell silent. There wasn't much else that they could say. They all knew that something was happening. Yet, that didn't mean that they weren't worried. Victor sighed. Whatever it was that he had heard, he knew that it wasn't good. Jesse was just confused about what was happening. All in all, it seemed as if things would once again be changing.
A/N: Well, here's the chapter. Hope that you all enjoyed. Later.