By Mahalia Dunesdon

Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived and the Chosen One, died last night at St. Mungo's. He was thirty nine years old. Though he was still quite young, the accomplishments during the course of his lifetime are legendary. He defeated Tom Riddle (then known as Voldemort or, more commonly, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) at the age of fifteen during the Battle for the Ministry of Magic. Upon graduation of Hogwarts, he became an Auror, despite the fact that many believed that he had given enough. But when asked -- and this phrase encapsulates his personality according to those closest to him -- why he chose to keep fighting, he said, "Evil and darkness have many heads; it is my duty to help keep them at bay." And for two decades he did just that, until late last year he developed an illness that brought him to a rapid decline.

He did not die alone. He is survived by his wife, Ginevra Potter, and their three children. A Healer, who prefers to remain anonymous, stated that there was quite the crowd at the moment of his passing. This crowd included the famous naturalist, Luna Scamander, the owner of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, and the Curse Breaker, William Weasley. Ronald and Hermione Weasley kept vigil with Mrs. Potter, of course. It is rumored that he asked for his old mentor, Albus Dumbldore, dead these many years, minutes before he passed.

The Daily Prophet would like all of their readers to take the time to remember the man who bought the peace we have today. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Neville Longbottom Memorial Wing at St. Mungo's.



Author's Note:

For those of you who have not read Backward With Purpose, this story is not going to make any sense to you whatsoever.

For those of you who have... For the moment, this is the world that existed before Merlin made his FIRST trip to the past. And thus begins the sequel to Backward With Purpose, the Book of Albus.