Title: Harry Potter and the Horcruxes' Quest
Genre: slight AU, crossover (HP/X-men), slash
Characters: Harry/Scott, cast
Disclaimer: Characters are not mine; they belong to their respective creators
Summary: After OotP, Harry decides to run away in order to train to be ready to face Voldemort. He goes to find the one person he trusted as a child: Scott Summer. Sparks fly. Spoilers for HBP and DH.
Note: This chapter has not been beta-readed and English is not my first language. I hope it's still readable.
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The last day of school was finally there and it was time for everyone to go back home. Harry was looking forward to it for the first time in his life. Of course, he knew that he could have gone days ago, at the same time as the mutants, but he had wanted to stay, mostly to give a hand to the Professor MacGonagall.
Indeed, she was now the Headmistress of Hogwarts, Dumbledore having passed away very soon after the last stand against Voldemort, because of the curse he had been subjected to when he had put on the ring. Harry had been there for that and had forgiven him, letting him go in peace.
To help MacGonagall, he had mostly taken over the first year classes, respecting the program she had made, to give her some time to deal with the Ministry and the parents' questions.
The bright side of thing was that it gave him quite some time to talk with his friends, so they could go over everything that happened during the year, everything that hadn't been addressed during the 'party'. They could see that Harry had been happy for the first time since they had known him.
But now was the time to say goodbye. He wasn't taking the train like the others but Storm was supposed to come and get him in Hogsmeade.
"Thank you for your help, Mister Potter. After everything that happened, you would have had every right to just leave," she said, grateful that he had done it.
"It is still my world. Plus, if I want to be able to take up my classes next year, it would be best in the school was still in function."
"You're coming back, mate?" Ron exclaimed.
While Harry had said goodbye to Ginny, Luna and Neville the night before, he had wanted to say bye to his two oldest friends at the time of his departure.
"Of course! But I will go back in New York during the holidays and I doubt I will come back to England after the NEWTs. But, yes, I'm coming next year."
Hermione rushed to hug him excitedly.
"It will be so much fun, Harry!" she said.
Harry offered them a smile and told them what the Professor had said to him before.
"You know that you're welcome to visit me at Xavier's," he said. "Why don't I write to you during the summer and we can arrange something."
"That would be so cool," Ron exclaimed.
"And you know, Mister Potter, that your friends are more than welcome to come to Hogwarts whenever they want," McGonagall assured him.
Harry inclined his head and thanked her.
"I will make sure to pass on the message. Now, I've got to go. I don't want to keep Miss Munroe waiting for too long."
His friends told him goodbye once again and, after a hug from Hermione and a one-armed one from Ron, Harry made his way to Hogsmeade. He arrived at the same time as the jet landed and, when he approached, Harry was stunned to see that only Ororo was there.
"Scott was detained at the school," she told him, seeing that he was wondering.
Harry nodded and took place in the co-pilot seat. Not that he actually knew how to fly the jet, but he could stay without touching anything. The journey was fast, Harry narrating what had happened during the last few days.
"We missed you, Harry," Ororo said with a smile.
"Missed you guys too. It's good to be coming back."
They arrived without as much as a problem and, soon, they were crossing the threshold of the mansion. All the kids were either out in the garden or inside the common room, so they didn't come and greet them but the X-Men did and, among them, Scott.
The latter crossed the little distance that was still between him and Harry and kissed him to welcome him back; now that it wasn't a secret anymore, there was no reason not to show anything to anyone. Harry responded enthusiastically and, after breaking the kiss, rested his forehead against his lover's.
"Welcome home," Scott murmured.
"It's good to be back," he admitted and closed his eyes, breathing deeply.
Yes, he was finally home after all these years…