Okay I wasn't going to
post this, but I thought I might as well.
It's going to be a long story, so stick along for the ride. Read and Review.
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Three Men and A Baby
James rushed home
from work. He had a terrible feeling
about the whole thing. He wished he
hadn't of had to stay after, but the meeting had been too important and he
hadn't been able to leave it until late that night. Then he had to stay after and finish a report for the head of the
Aurors. He had sent Lily an owl saying
he would be late, but he still didn't like not having her close by at this time
of night. At this rate by the time he
got home the evening news will be over.
Harry will be in bed for sure, James thought. He should have apparated, but he had always preferred to walk,
and since the office wasn't that far away he had walked everyday to and from
As he got closer
to home a feeling of dread started to come over him. Something had happened.
Something he should have been home for but hadn't been. Something that was unchangeable and already
a part of history. A part of history
that will never be forgotten.
James turned the
corner of his street to find that his house was gone, just plain gone. He ran the last few meters to where his
house should have been standing.
He heard a familiar
cry as he neared the house. A cry that
he had thought that he would never hear again.
James ran closer
to the cry to find Lily, and Harry.
Harry was alive but had a great slash across his forehead that strangely
resembled a lightening bolt.
But Lily was
gone. His Lily.
James sank to his
knees. Silently sobbing, listening to
the cries of his fifteen month old son.
James slowly recomposed himself and picked up the bundle of blankets
that contained Harry and disapparated to the one place he knew he could find
James walked the
short distance to Hogwarts as fast as possible. Dumbledore needed to know about all this before it got out on the
James took the
steps at a run and quickly knocked on the door three times. He then waited impatiently for someone to
McGonagall answered the door curtly.
'Oh, Mr. Potter
it's you. Where's Lily? And this here must be Harry.'
'Yes.' James said impatiently 'Will you watch Harry
for a moment I've got to go talk to Dumbledore.'
'Why, yes of
course. I think Dumbledore's still in
the Great Hall at the feast. If you
don't find him there go up to his office.
The password is Acid Pops.'
slightly as he remembered chasing Sirius around the common room after eating an
Acid Pop. He then thanked McGonagall
before handing Harry to her and heading off in the direction of the Great Hall.
When he entered
the Great Hall all eyes were turned on him.
Sixth and Seventh years that had been first and second years called
hello to him as he rushed up to where Professor Dumbledore was sitting.
'Albus can we
talk for a moment.' James asked.
startled but answered 'Yes of course.
Shall we go to my office.'
James nodded and
waited as Dumbledore gave one of the professor's instructions.
important?' Dumbledore asked when the
reached his office.
paled. 'But that means that Sirius must
Sirius. Peter Pettigrew must have
at him strangely as James told him the story of changing Secret Keepers.
tonight?' Dumbledore asked noticing the
pain in James's eyes.
know.' James answered frustrated. 'I had to stay late at work to finish some
stupid report and when I got home everything was a disaster.'
James then took a
deep breath. 'He killed Lily.' He said
this in almost a whisper but it still reached the Headmaster's ears.
Harry?' Dumbledore asked kindly.
'He's fine. I don't know how he survived, but he
did. All he has is a scar across his
forehead in a shape of a lightening bolt. Minerva took him for the moment.'
There was silence
for a moment before Dumbledore asked 'What now?'
shrugged his shoulders. He had given up
for the moment.
'I've got to
gather the teacher's together. I'll
tell them what happened. If you want
you can stay here with Harry for the night.'
James shook his
head. 'I'll go rent a room in
Hogsmeade. Or maybe all go stay with
Sirius and Remus for a while.'
'Will they be
awake?' Dumbldore asked.
James gave a
hollow sort of laugh. 'Of course. Even during school I don't think there was
ever a day that they got to sleep before midnight.'
his head. 'Come along then. I'll help
you find Minerva so you can get Harry back.'
James nodded his
The two of them
found McGonagall in the Teacher's lounge.
With Professor Sprout, playing with Harry.
you round up the staff. We need to have
a meeting.' Dumbledore said announcing
her head and picked up Harry. Silently
handing him back to his father.
'I've got to go
now.' James said before turning and
but as James walked down the hallway he called 'If you need anything, you know
where to find us.'
James nodded and
continued down the Hallway and out of Hogwarts.
to the designated Apparation point James Disapparated to the doorstop of Sirius
and Remus's house.
cried, after James had walked into the house.
'Oh my gosh! We were so worried.' Sirius said, rushing over to his friend.
happened?' James asked confused.
'We had a visitor
today. A ministry official came by
about an hour ago, and told us what happened.
He said that they had found Lily but couldn't find any signs of you or
Harry. He also said that Voldmort was
gone.' Remus explained.
Sirius had taken
Harry and was playing with him as Remus and James sat on the coaches and talked
about other important matters.
After Harry had
finally fallen asleep Sirius returned his attention to other important matters.
'So, can I stay
for a while?' James was asking.
'Of course you
can stay.' Remus and Sirius answered
James let out a
sigh of relief as Sirius studied his friend for a moment before saying. 'Come on James. You better get to bed.
You look exhausted.'
'But...Harry!' James weakly protested.
Remus glared sternly,
looking a lot like McGonagal, 'We are perfectly capable of caring for a fifteen
month old baby. Especially Harry!'
'Okay fine! Where am I going to stay?'
thoughtful for a moment before saying your old room. We'll put Harry in the extra room.'
James gave then a
thankful smile before going up the stairs.