It had been ten years. Ten years since Harry had left this home. Ten years since he was rescued for a second time from being raped by his Uncle and a John. Ten years since he had been adopted and became a Malfoy. So much had changed. He was married to the love of his life with three beautiful children, Robbie now seven and the twins five, and Uncle to two beautiful Malfoys, Blaise and Draco stopping with Austen. His Aunt and cousin he had in his life as well. His Aunt and Tom had happily been married for eight years now. Dudley had married a young journalist Amanda four years ago and had two sons, Harry who was now three and Johnny who was one. And of course he had his dads and two beloved sisters, Emma who was now nine and Bianca who was six.
Severus held his hand, not sure they should have come. But his dads were here as well as his Aunt and cousin. It was not a simple walk down memory lane. They had received word that his Uncle had been granted parole. Harry had not had any intention of seeing the man but he had received a request from the man through his Aunt.
Petunia came over and kissed him on the cheek. "You know you did not have to come Harry. I know you have been able to move on with your life."
Harry returned the kiss. "I have. I have my husband and family, and that includes you and Dudley. I wanted to be here as much for you as for myself."
He had named her godmother to Spence but she had always been a huge part of Robbie and Marie's life as well. He was godfather to Dudley's son and his namesake. He knew his Aunt had agreed to this. She had been a victim of his husband as well. No where near Harry's level but she had. He was so happy she had managed to get her life back on track. Her husband had offered to come with her. Tom knew the whole story of course with Harry's permission. But Petunia turned down the offer. She did not want her old and new life to clash. Her new husband was her future. He represented everything that meant the world to her. Well and Dudley, Harry and their kids of course. And Tom's kids and grandkids who called her Grandma Tunie now.
Harry was shocked when a man barely recognizable as Vernon did not come from the street but the house. "So you decided to show your faces. I was not sure."
Holding his mom's hand Dudley spoke. "You said you would not leave us alone until we did. We have come to say our peace and then you will leave us alone."
The man had definitely spent ten years in Azkaban. He was lucky that he had been able to get parole five years early. His sister had moved to London and was living here in the old house with him. He was released a few days before but there was little chance he would find work or in the near future. He had lost quite a bit of weight which probably had done him some good but he was drawn form years of dementors.
Vernon looked at his wife and son and shocked them. "I am sorry for what I put you through. I have been told of your marriages and Dudley of your kids."
Dudley sneered at his father. "You could have put that in a letter. I have no idea why you brought us here. We only came because we knew Harry would be coming."
The man turned and looked at his nephew. The last time he had seen Harry was when he had left Harry to be raped by a John. Harry could remember vividly the day laying chained to a bed waiting as a huge black man had come up the stairs and had been about to rape him, gagged so he could not protest. His husband and Tonks had rescued him in time from it but just barely. Not in time though to save him from another oral rape by his Uncle.
Vernon looked at him. "You seem to be no worse for the wear. I wanted to see you and see what you have made of yourself."
Harry sneered. "You tried to ruin my life but you failed. I have my family, my husband and three beautiful children. And I have my Aunt and cousin as well."
Vernon shocked him with his words. "I am happy for you Harry and am sorry for what I did to you. I am sorry I stole your innocence from you. And everything else."
Harry was silent a moment but spoke. "I can be big enough to forgive your sins against me but I will never forget. I will forever live with the scars you gave me."
Harry turned and left with his husband as well as Aunt and cousin, all of whom like Vernon were amazed with his words as they knew he was not lying. Harry had forgiven the man. He would not live with the constant anger inside of him. He wanted to be a better father to his three beautiful kids. They returned to the manor where he was to have dinner with his dads that night. The tenth anniversary of his adoption. He stood with his husband watching the numerous kids playing.
Harry rested his head back against his husband. "He stole my innocence from me but you gave it back. You gave it back in our beautiful children. Thank you."