He was sitting in the small den of his six-room cottage, flipping through one of his favorite books, not really reading it.He just had a bad feeling, of course he had these feeling often.Who wouldn't in a time like this? With the war going on, he was really worried about his friends.Sirius, Peter, James, Lily, and Harry,Sirius James and Peter were his brothers, Lily was a sister, and Harry was like a nephew.And he worried about them constantly.He was always afraid something would happen, especially with the positions they were in.If something happened to his family... Well, he didn't even want to think about it.
He sighed and flipped through another page in his book.He was about to flip to another page, not even reading the first when he heard the fire-place flare up.
Remus smiled, he knew that voice.
"Both of you knock it off!" Lily snapped.
Remus heard Harry giggling.His smile grew wider, standing up he went into the kitchen where the voices were coming from.
He opened the kitchen door and before he even went into the room all the way, he was enveloped in a big hug.
"Moony, come, celebrate with us!" Sirius exclaimed.
"What?" Sirius asked, looking slightly confused.
"Voldemort.He's gone." James explained, a huge grin across his face.
"Seriously?" he asked incredulously.
"Sirius!" Lily snapped at him.
"Yeah, I know, I know."
"Voldemort's been killed.As in gone, never coming back." James explained, ignoring his wife and best friend's bickering.
"Dumbledoor?" Remus asked, assuming that's who it was.He had started smiling and couldn't seem to stop.
"Nope." James answered, his smile growing.
"Then who?" Remus asked, raising an eyebrow.
"Harry." James exclaimed, his smile continuing to grow.
"What?!" Remus asked, practically falling into a chair.
"James, don't scare him!" Lily, reprimanded.
Remus realised now, it must be a joke.James had just said it was Harry, playing a joke.
"It was Harry, in a way." Lily explained.
"You're kidding right?" Remus asked, looking between the three, waiting for one of them to start laughing.
"No she's not." Sirius answered, sitting in a chair on the other side of the table, "It was Harry's future-self."
Remus eyes traveled from Sirius to James to Lily and back again, all of them with the same stupid grin on his face.
Seeing he wasn't yet believing them, James decided to explain.He took Harry from Lily and sat down next toe Sirius.
"Sirius is right, for the first time, big moment for him actually." James said, glancing at Sirius who stuck his tongue out at him.
"Give me my godson, I don't want you corrupting his mind." Sirius said, picking Harry up from James lap and sitting him on his own.
"Look who's talking." Lily muttered.
Remus smiled, slightly at the banter, even though he was still quite confused.
"Anyway," James interrupted, "it was Harry.Harry's future-self came back to this time to save us."
"What do you mean save you?" Remus asked quickly.
"Voldemort showed up tonight, and from Harry said, Lily and I were supposed to die tonight." James explained, looking slightly more sober.
"You were supposed to --? and Harry --? But how did Voldemort--?" Remus took a calming breath, "How did Voldemort even find you tonight? Dumbledoor said no one could break through the wards, unless the secret keeper told them the password.And I know Sirius would never tell anyone, the only way was if they killed him, and he seems pretty alive to me."
"Well, that's the thing, Sirius wasn't our secret keeper." James explained, sheepishly.
"What?" Remus asked confused, he'd been there when they'd preformed the spell.
"We switched," Sirius said, looking sheepish and upset, "We switched to Peter.I thought it'd be safer, but I was wrong.Peter sold them out." Sirius explained, now looking slightly angry.
"Peter sold them out?" Remus asked incredulously.He couldn't believe it one of his friends, one of his brothers, had betrayed them.
"Your not upset we didn't tell you?" Lily asked, watching her carefully.
Remus gave a small smile, "No, I'm more upset that Peter betrayed you." he said shaking his head.
"I shouldn't have switched," Sirius said, shaking his head.
"Don't beat yourself up over it mate, you couldn't have known."
"So what exactly happened, with...future-Harry... and everything?"
James smiled, "Harry's nineteen-year-old self came back and saved us.We were supposed to die, but he stopped it.Fought Voldemort himself and took him down." James was now smiling proudly.
"And we got to meet his fiance too." Sirius added, he stuck his tongue out copying Harry.
"Fiance?" Remus asked curiously.
Lily nodded, smiling, "They looked like they really loved each other."
"Ironically, she was red-head." Sirius said, now trying to touch his nose with his tongue making Harry giggle at his attempts.
Remus laughed, "Why am I not surprised?" he asked looking at James, who grinned.
"We could also hear his friends." Lily added, looking at Sirius and Harry fondly as they played together.
"Hear his friends?" Remus asked, perplexed.
"Yeah, it was weird almost like they were yelling from upstairs.Dumbledoor said, they were probably yelling trough the portal Harry and his fiance had traveled through." James said.
"From the way Harry talked about them and talked to them, I'd say they were really close." Sirius said, cocking his head to the side, and he looked like he was trying to cross his eyes, making Harry laugh more.
"How could you tell?" Remus asked curiously.
"Because they sounded like us." Sirius said, smirking.
They all smiled.
I really wish you could have met him Remus, he's turned into a really great man." James said proudly.
"It's a shame he had to leave so soon, before you could meet him." Lily said sadly.
"Well, it's a good thing I was allowed to come back for a few minutes isn't it?" a voice from behind Remus spoke up.
"Harry!" Lily exclaimed, jumping up from her seat and rushing behind Remus' chair to give him a hug.
"Good to see you too, mum."
Remus turned around, after Lily moved away he got a good look at Harry.Or older-Harry.He was James' twin, expect Lily's eyes of course and a small cut on his forehead.
"Remus!" Harry said, smiling, after he spotted the man.
He walked over to Remus and pulled him into a hug, patting him on the back.
After a moment he pulled back, Remus looked at him.
"You really do look like James," he said, shaking his head,
"So I've been told." Harry said, smiling.
Harry took a seat across from James, so he was sitting next Remus.
"Harry I thought you said you had to go back?" James asked, "not that I'm not happy to see you." he added quickly.
Harry laughed, "I had a few minutes before the portal closed, so I thought I'd come back, say my last goodbyes."
"I thought you'd changed things so we wouldn't...you know.So we'd be there when you got back." Lily said.
"Not yet." Harry said, "It'll take about another month or so for all the potions and spells to come together."
"A month?" James asked, indcreduasly.
"Well, it wouldn't take so long if we didn't have to wait for the PoliyJuice Potion to finish brewing." He explained.
PolyJuice Potion?" Lily asked worriedly.
"What do you need it for?" Sirius asked, still making faces at baby Harry.
Older Harry bit his lip to keep from laughing at the faces he was making, "We need to get some potions ingredients, but if any one knows what we're buying, we're afraid they might put two and two together and figure out what we're doing."
"That makes sense but the PolyJuice Potion is dangerous." Lily said, still looking etremely worried.
"Well...we've...had practice before." Harry said carefully.
"What do you meann by practice?" Remus asked curiously.
"We've made the potion before.Well, my friend Hermione made it.My friend Ron and I mainly helped with the potion ingredients." Harry explained.
"You've made it before?" Lily asked incredulously.
"When?" James asked, eyes wide.
"Second year?!" Lily asked, rising halfway out of her chair.
Harry leaned back in his chair, eyes wide, as if he was trying to lean away from his mother's wrath, which made Sirius bit his lip to keep from laughing.
"Explain yourself young man!" Lily exclaimed.
"We--we--we were...trying to help some friends, nothing went wrong." Harry assured her.
Lily glared, but sat back down, "Did you do it any other time."
Harry opened his mouth, but Lily interrupted, "don't lie to me."
Harry's lips twitched, he couldn't say he enjoyed being yelled at by him mum.But he didn't really mind to much, this was kind of what he wanted.To have parents to love him.For parents to care enough to worry about him.
"Well, we did it a couple times when we were seventeen." Harry explained.
And to Harry's surprise it wasn't his mum who reacted this time.
"You did what?!" James asked, shocked.
"We had to.It was because of the war." Harry explained, looking between his two parents.
"You mean the war was still going on for all those years?" Remus asked shocked.
"No.Voldemort disappeared the night he--" he glanced over at his parents, "Well, the night he came to our house.he disappeared.He came back when I was fourteen." Harry said
"You're kidding." Sirius said, staring at him wide-eyed.
Harry shook his head.
Yeah, maybe now we won't have to start a defecne group, just to defend ourselves against him." a voice said from behind them, making them all jump.
The Maurader's and Lily turned to see a boy about Harry's age with bright red hair and freckles.
"Ron? What are you doing here?" Harry asked, smiling.
Ron smirked, "scaring the day-lights out of you lot."
"Very funny." Harry said, smirking as well and shaking his head.
Ron laughed, "Seriously though, Hermione wanted me to tell you we finished the potion and we can't do the incantation without you."
"Alright." Harry said, standing up.
"You have to leave already?" Lily asked, looking solemn.
Harry nodded sadly.He opened his mouth to say speak but was cut off by another voice.
"Harry, we need to hurry, if the potion sets too long it won't work as well."
"Coming Hermione," Harry replied, turning around again to face the new arrival.
She had busy brown hair and brown eyes.
"Are they your friends we heard fighting earlier?" Sirius asked grinning.
"Yeah." Harry said, smirking, glancing at his now blushing friends. "I'd like you to meet my two best friends Ron and Hermione.They were with me through... through everything" Harry added, smiling at the both of them who smiled back.
The three Marauders and Lily smiled.
Harry walked around the table and gave his parents and Sirius a hug, then after giving Remus a hug, he walked over to stand next to his friends.
"Bye." he said waving to them.They all waved back, with a flash of light the three friends disappeared.
Remus smiled, "He really is allot like you two," he said looking at Lily and James who smiled proudly.
"And his godfather." Sirius spoke up, making faces for baby Harry again.
"If he is like you, I feel for him." Remus teased.
Sirius scowled, Harry looked at him curiously for a minute before copying him making them laugh.
"Give me son." James said, picking Harry up Sirius's lap, "Don't want you corrupting my son."
Sirius rolled his eyes, "I have an idea." he said.
"Oh no." Lily muttered.
"Why don't we go to The Leaky Cauldron and celebrate? The drinks are on me."
"Now Padfoot, that's not a bad idea." James said, getting up from his chair.
"I'll pay for the first round, then you pay for the rest." Sirius, said, clapping him on the back and smirking.
"Gee thanks." James said, sarcastically.
Remus laughed, following his friends to the fireplace.Things were finally starting to look bright again.