Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, Wizardry and the Force, was, by any stretch of the imagination, a miracle of stonework.
The castle had, in the four short years since the two hooded and be-robed figures had last seen it, become a sanctuary for the Jedi Order of this universe. Hundreds of robed figures, similar to themselves, kept going in and out of the building, on their way to places. As the two figures entered the building, they saw younglings practicing with the lightsabre.
"He is truly magnificent," the shorter of the two figures said, her voice soft. "To have achieved all of this…"
"We always knew he was good," the taller figure agreed, his voice harder, older, but soft as well, when he was with her. "But will he come with us?"
"He has to," the woman said. "We need all the help we can muster."
As they walked, they marvelled at the sheer beauty of the building. It was a mixture of the stonework they remembered, and the high technology that they knew Harry had brought with him, and given to his people.
They walked into the chamber where, somehow, they knew the Jedi Order took council meetings. It was large and rounded, with windows showing the beauty of the grounds. There were ten Jedi here, including Snape, Lovegood (to the man's great happiness and pride) the two youngest Weasley's, Hermione Granger, Alastair Moody, Aberforth Dumbledore – and there – there he was. Harry Potter.
"New business?" Snape asked, as the two entered. "I wasn't informed anyone wanted to see the Council today…"
"You wouldn't have been," the man smiled, under his hood. "Our business is with Potter alone."
His companion smacked him in the arm.
"Don't make it sound so sinister," she chided him. Then, she threw back her hood, and Harry Potter – older, taller, and probably infinitely wiser than he had been when they had last seen him, gave a gasp of recognition.
"Kara!" he yelled, standing up and grasping her arm. Kara Vincennes, her long golden hair shining from the sunlight from the windows. Then, the male threw back his hood, and Harry smiled.
"Castor!" he said. "I was wondering if you'd forgotten me!"
"They keep us busy," Castorabusallio Voraainsar said, unsmiling, his darkened, auburn hair cropped short, his face shaven. "I wish we were here for pleasure, Harry."
Harry looked from Castor to Kara, and she sighed, and held out her hand. A small communication device was in her palm. And from it, a small, blue hologram of a tall, grim man appeared. It was a recording, but Mace Windu said only one word, only one.
The most important one.
Kara looked at Harry, who had gone a sickly shade of green.
"A…" he couldn't bring himself to say it.
"Master Obi Wan Kenobi has been kidnapped," Castor said. "And there is a deepening crisis that threatens to throw the entire galaxy into civil war. Every Jedi is needed now to go to Geonosis."
"My Order…" Harry said, before clearing his throat. "My Order isn't ready. There are too few truly well trained Jedi."
"There's you," Kara said. "And Ron. And Hermione."
"What does 'assemble' mean, in this context?" Hermione asked, standing and going over to the two Jedi Knights from another galaxy.
"In this context..." Castor began, but Harry cut him off with one word, grimly uttered.
"War," he said. Hermione raised an eyebrow, and he elaborated. "The Jedi are going to war."
Hermione's eyes widened, and she went a similar shade of green to Harry.
"The Jedi need everyone they can get," Kara said.
"I…" Harry said. "I…"
Severus Snape, Jedi MAster and Albus Dumbledore's last apprentice, stood, walked over to Harry, and placed a hand on his shoulder.
"Master Potter," he said, his voice far less smarmy than anyone remembered, and far softer. "Your loyalty is to the universe you were raised in. And to your friends. I will guard the Jedi here, with my life if need be."
Harry turned to look at Snape.
"And my children?" he asked.
Castor and Kara looked at each other, but they weren't surprised. They knew that this Jedi Order had no rules about relationships, no rules about children. To be honest, they preferred it that way.
"I'll look after the kids, Harry," Ginny said, from her seat. "You need to go."
"What good will only three of us do?" Ron asked, standing to take his place with the others.
"It's a matter of standing," Kara said. "The Council only recognises you two, Harry, Ginny and Luna as Jedi."
"Perhaps I should come too," Luna said at that point.
"No!" Harry snapped quickly. "I need you to stay here with Ginny. Keep the Order safe. If we need you, we will come."
Hermione nodded as well, and Ron smiled.
"The old team," he said. Harry smiled as well.
"Geonosis then?" he said, and the five Jedi turned and walked out of the building.
The portal opened quickly and quietly, and the five jumped out. As expected, Coleman Trebor, Luminara Unduli and Ki-Adi Mundi were waiting for them.
"We move in soon," Mundi said. "Come on."
Ron and Hermione were worried. This was a war – against droids with blasters, of all things! And yet, at the same time, they could feel the Force more keenly here. Harry breathed in. It felt to him like breathing oxygen rich air after a lifetime in the mountains. To Hermione and Ron it felt like the difference between tap water and mineral water.
To Castor and Kara, it felt no different, but then, it had never been too much of a problem for them.
"We wait for the signal," Castor said, as they walked out onto the arena balcony where they were stationed.
"Which is?" Ron asked.
"Mace," Kara smiled.
Sure enough, a moment later, a purple lightsabre ignited in the top box. Harry smiled, unclipped his sabre, and then, as if by… well, by magic, two hundred odd Jedi ignited their sabre's in their own fighting stances at the same time across the arena. Immediately, Hermione and Ron got their first glimpse of alien life – the insect like Geonosians. They kept it together though, as hundreds of Battle Droids entered the arena.
"Ready?" Harry called to his friends, green blade shining. Ron's blue blade and Hermione's green blade raised, and they smiled. Castor and Kara – blue and yellow – were already engaged in combat.
Then, the wizard-Jedi's jumped into the fray…