Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter. I do not own Ouran. Harry Potter belongs to JK Rowling. Ouran High School Host Club belongs to Bisco Hatori. I'm just...borrowing... :)

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Warnings: AU for books 5, 6, and 7 of Harry Potter, book spoilers, manga spoilers, bits of angst, eventual slash.

UN-BETA-ED

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CHAPTER SIX

Remus watched from the doorway as Harry twisted in his sleep. Both he and Sirius had been furious with Harry earlier, learning from a letter from Kazuo Okura that he had been upping his own dosage of the sleeping potions.

The fury had been born mostly of worry for their charge, and it had taken a while to get Harry to understand why they were angry, and that no, they didn't hate him.

And they were not going to send him away.

And he wasn't a freak.

Harry had simply broken down after that, and Remus was now sighing from frustration.

It was times like these that he cursed the Dursley's upbringing of his charge. Harry was suffering from their neglect and abuse, and he knew that it would take a lot to help Harry realize how wrong they were.

Between Harry's sobs and shaking, and gentle reassuring words, Remus had finally gotten Harry to sleep, in a semi-calm state. He lifted his gaze to meet Sirius's sad eyes.

Sirius pulled out the plug of Harry's alarm clock.

Their cub would be staying with them for a while.

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Haruhi was tired. She had finished her duties as a Host and was cleaning up after the clientele. The day had gone along as most normally do- with Tamaki and the Twins messing around, Hani-sempai eating cake, Mori-sempai watching him, and Kyoya-sempai watching them all. And Potter-san hadn't been in though.

Of course normal by Ouran standards wasn't as normal as you'd think. Tamaki-sempai had been yelling at the twins about a picture on a website, and Hani-sempai seemed a little subdued. Mori-sempai had split his time between watching his cousin and watching the door. A sempai by the name of Nekozawa had dropped in during Hikaru and Kaoru's toy speech, and had been scared away when they had both shined lights on him.

Tamaki had delivered a spiel of who the boy was, and why he was to be avoided and Kyoya has seemed to watch him from the minute he entered until he left, a slight frown on his face.

By answering how she could tell the twins apart, she had somehow set off a fight between them – which had caused them to shout at Renge and make her cry.

Haruhi had concluded that their boredom had developed into hot tempers. She hoped they would have it settled by tomorrow.

She also hoped Harry-kun would be ins o she could ignore them if they hadn't.

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Kyoya finished his typing and pushed his glasses back into place. Potter-san hadn't made a visit to the club this afternoon, even though Tuesdays were his regular visiting day.

He had observed that Hani-sempai had seemed upset at the boy's absence, and he had also taken note of how often Mori-sempai's gaze shifted to the door, as though he was waiting for the boy to appear and join them.

He had wondered if the boy had simply visited the Black Magic Club instead, but then with the appearance of that particular club's leader, and a few words with some of the clientele, it appeared that Potter-san hadn't been seen at school all day.

Perhaps he would make a few calls about his kohai. Yes, under the guise of the caring sempai he might be able to gather some information.

Of course, it would also take his mind off Haruhi's foot in mouth moment, and the headache that was the Hitachiin twins.

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Umehito Nekozawa had been a little surprised not to see Harry-kun at the Host Club that afternoon. While he hadn't felt the boy's presence all day, he had assumed that Harry had simply been a little more in control today.

He had been wrong.

His kohai had been absent the entire day.

Umehito had planned on bringing up Harry's association with the Black Magic Club, but his absence had sent him reeling – as had the light from the torches the Hitachiin's had used on him. He had quite forgotten what he had been about to do at that point.

He shook his head, trying to reorder his thoughts. First things first: making contact with Harry-kun's family and finding out if he was alright.

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Remus had been surprised to receive two phone calls that evening from Ouran students regarding Harry's absence. He had answered both calls as Siri –as well as being with Harry at the time- was still a bit unsure of muggle technology.

He had reassured them both that Harry was okay, and that he was simply taking some much needed family time. One boy had wished Harry all the best, and the other had tried to ask for information in a way that Remus knew would have made any Slytherin proud.

Remus in turn had rattled on about mundane things without giving anything away. It was only later that he realized the first boy had said goodbye and that he would floo them tomorrow.

Remus had frozen upon realizing there was another wizard in Ouran.

He and Sirius had then had a furious whispered conversation just outside Harry's door, which Harry had interrupted and informed them quite bluntly that there were five other wizards in Ouran and not to worry as they were all rather nice and now he wanted to sleep, if Remus and Sirius didn't mind too much.

Both men had stared at the retreating figure with blank looks on their faces.

They had then headed to the kitchen and consumed an unhealthy amount of wine.

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What had initially been decided as a few days rest turned into a longer time period than Remus and Sirius had imagined. Harry actually spent the next few weeks at home. He had simply become so tired that walking around exhausted him within minutes.

Kazuo Okura had been called in during the early stages of Harry's absence from school, and informed them that Harry desperately needed time to rejuvenate. He had also hinted that Harry's magical leaking would need to be carefully monitored, and that Harry would need to talk about the events of his past to someone soon, or risk magical exhaustion, as well as the sheer physical exhaustion he was currently suffering.

When Okura had mentioned that talking to someone his own age might help, Remus had thought of the boy who had called several weeks ago, and had been consistently flooing every few nights to keep updated on Harry's condition.

When Remus mentioned the boy, Okura had inquired if it was Umehito Nekozawa, and upon receiving a positive answer, agreed that he would be a very suitable candidate for helping Harry.

The Nekozawa's apparently owned a mansion alongside a beach, which would be a perfect recuperating place for Harry. Okura would call them and try to sort something out.

Meanwhile, Harry was being sent his homework from school, so he would be able to keep up with his classes without too much trouble. Haruhi had also taken the time to send a short letter every few days, so Harry was able to stay informed of happening in his class, and with the Host Club.

Haruhi wrote of a fight the Hitachiin's had had, how they had died their hair colour and generally misbehaved, all in order to trick her into letting them visit her house.

She also wrote a young boy the Host Club had helped who had been a lot of trouble at first.

Haruhi's last letter had contained a story about a resort the Ootori's owned that the Host's had visited. He had shared Haruhi's surprise of Hani-sempai being the National Middle-school champion in Karate, as well as smiling when Haruhi mentioned that Mitsu-kun and Takashi-kun were cousins. With a small blush appearing on his cheeks, he had to admit he had been wondering about that….

Harry also had to admit that he was looking forward to visiting Umehito. He knew Remus and Sirius intended it to be a therapeutic visit; one where he would talk about what was bothering him., and maybe trust Umehito with some truths of his childhood, and quite generally, get a load off his chest. Harry wasn't so sure it would be as easy as they imagined, but he knew he had to try.

Haruhi had mentioned something about visiting the beach in her last letter too- they would have to compare visits, he thought with a smile.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand done!

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