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Chapter 9: Home Sweet Home
Harry put the last of his things in his trunk. Three weeks have came and gone as it was now time to say goodbye to his peers. He will spend a year as an apprentice under Remus Lupin who has taken the DADA position for next year until he was ready. Things has changed for Harry and Severus during those three weeks and for the better. Of course in public they were still hated each other, but in private was filled with lot of holding hands, hugging, and of course..snogging. As he pack, he knew that Severus is reorganizing his rooms for his arrival. He frown when he thought of their son. Brian has been acting a little down in the dumps. He swore he was fine but he knew something was wrong. Call it a father's intuition or something.
He broke up a few days after his date with Severus. But before he started his new life, he wanted that bitch to pay. Who would have known his biggest fan would be such a big help? He still couldn't get the laughter out of head from that morning three weeks ago.
"Harry may I speak to you for a moment..in private." he said looking at Ron, Hermione, and Ginny. Ginny was looking at him with a deathly glare. They all just left the Great Hall for dinner.
"Sure let's go to the Room of Requirement."
After closing the door to the ROR he turned his attention to the boy. He was nervous and kept rubbing the back of his hand with his palm. Harry sat down in a chair across the empty fireplace.
"Are you okay?"
The boy shook his head. "I'm so sorry Harry! She begged me not to tell you! She even paid me!"
"Calm down. What are you talking about?"
He handed him a big envelope. Curiously he opened it. To say shocked was an understatement.
"Oh my God!"
"I couldn't take it anymore! You deserved better. There was a rumor going around that as soon as you finished your training, you are going to propose to her."
Harry looked at the boy astonished.
There in his hand were hundreds of moving photographs of Ginny in compromising positions with various students at Hogwarts. Some were taken in the ROR and others were taken in the various blokes' dorm room since they weren't allowed in the girl's dorms.
"How did you?"
"Well let's just say i'm pretty good at charms. Are you upset?"
Harry shook his head. "No Colin i'm not. This was what I was looking for."
"What are you talking about?"
"Well I knew she was cheating on me, but I had no evidence to confront her with." Then his Slytherin smile retuned to his face.
"Colin can you do me a big favor. If you get in trouble i'll take full blame."
"Sure i'll do anything."
"Okay he's the plan."
(The Next Morning at Breakfast)
Harry decided to wait fifteen minutes before class started to reveal his little surprise to Ginny. With a muttered spell the whole Great Hall's wall was covered in obscene pictures Ginny. Even at the back of the Head Table was covered in pictures. Even though there was gasps, laughs, and yells from girls whose boyfriends were in the pictures, Harry kept eating his breakfast. But he did steal a glance to the Head Table and he could see Severus and Dumbledore trying to hold each other up from laughing so hard. From what he learned of Severus, there were only a few things that broke his stoic expression. McGonagall had a disapproving look on her face but the amusement in her eyes gave her away. Madam Pomfrey was laughing her ass off. He looked towards his friends. Hermione threw a disgusted face Ginny's way. Dean and Seamus jaws couldn't drop any lower. Neville actually got up and moved away from her. And Ron? He was pissed!
"Who did this? WHO DID THIS?" he screamed.
No one answered him.
Harry finally looked up at Ginny's mortified face.
"Ginny is there something you want to tell me." he said calmly.
Everyone quieted down when they heard his voice.
"I don't want to hear it! I don't want to hear any excuses! I know you've been cheating on me. I just didn't want you to know just yet."
"I have my sources."
"But Harry put his hand up to quiet her."
"You know Ginny, I don't hate you. Hell I don't even dislike you. You're not even worth it."
He picked up his things and to leave the Great Hall. But before he could reach the door he heard a clapping. He turned around to see surprisingly Draco Malfoy standing up clapping. This was followed by the rest of the Slytherins, Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs, and finally, the Gryffindors. He smiled at them and walked out the door.
Harry smiled at the memory. After being disowned the Gryffindor Tower and the amount of threats that was coming from her "clients" girlfriends, she withdrew from the school. Brian ran in the dorm.
"Dad come on! Your graduation is about to start in 30 minutes. Everybody is lining it up!"
"Alright alright i'm going."
"Harry James Potter!" Dumbledore announced. There was a thunderous shouts and claps heard around the pitch. He walked up to Dumbledore and shook his hand as he gave him his diploma. He stopped by Kingsley Shacklebolt who also had his Sonorous spell on.
"Harry James Potter, on behave of The Ministry and the Wizarding World itself. I present to you the First Order Class of Merlin. Congratulations."
Harry beamed and shook his hand. As Dumbledore called other names, Harry continued to shake the rest of the professors' hand until he came to Severus Snape.
He held out his hand. Severus took it and shook it.
With a smile and a final squeeze he left for his seat.
After the ceremony was over, he went to find his son. He was startled when someone jumped in his arms.
Harry held tight to his son.
"Thanks son. Why don't you go and find your father so you wont get lost."
"I'm 13 Dad I know my way around Hogwarts. I studied the Marauder's Map for years."
Harry rolled his eyes.
"Of course. Well be careful."
Brian nodded and left towards the castle. He stopped by the bathroom towards beside the Great Hall. Brian searched through his pockets until he found what he was looking for...the time tuner.
"I think twenty turns should do it." He was about to start until a voice interrupted him.
Brian looked up to see his Grandfather.
"I have to go back."
Dumbledore nodded in understanding.
"Did you say goodbye to your parents?"
Brian shook his head.
"No. It's too hard."
"I bet it is." He gave Brian a final hug.
Brian nodded, wiping his tears away.
With a final smile Dumbledore disappeared in the Great Hall. Wiping his eyes once again he turned the time tuner. Before he knew it rush was over. He peaked in the Great Hall to see his Dad at the table closer to the Head Table.
"What Mione! You scared the shit out of me!"
"We've been trying to get your attention-"
Brian quickly left. He didn't have enough time so he ran quickly to Moaning Myrtle's bathroom. It was abandoned as usual.
He took out his wand and said the cantation.
Palauta minut nykyhetkeeni
With the flick of his wand a portal opened. After stepping through he saw himself in the living room disappear. After a big sigh of relief he quickly took off the timeturner in the drawer.
He looked up to see his dad coming from the kitchen.
"Brian i've been calling you for 5 minutes."
"Sorry Dad I zoned out for little while."
"Ah. I see. Well go wash up for dinner, the whole family is on it's way." Just then Kingsley Shacklebolt and Remus Lupin-Shacklebolt came through the floo.
"See? Now go wash up."
Brian smiled and quickly went upstairs. It's good to be home.
Harry watched his son walk upstairs knowingly. He opened the drawer and took out the time tuner. When will he ever learn.
Well that's it people. If you want to know exactly how Severus and Harry fell in love without Brian's help. Read Comfort in the Astronomy Tower.
Big Thanks to Miss Zane for correcting my finnish.