Elves' Child by Healer Pomfrey

What if someone took Harry away from the Dursleys' doorstep? Completely AU, partly OOC, partly childfic. I'm not a native speaker of English. Please excuse my mistakes or help me to correct them.

All recognizable characters belong to J. K. Rowling, and I am not earning anything by writing this story.

1 – Prologue

Unbeknownst to Professors McGonagall, Dumbledore and Hagrid, four large eyes were watching their every move as they said goodbye to the small Harry in front of the Dursleys' door.

"Albus, are you sure you want to leave the child here? Wouldn't it be better to raise him at Hogwarts? His relatives are the worst kind of Muggles I've ever seen, and I remember well what Lily told me about her sister. She hated the magical world even as a teenager. How will she be able and willing to raise Harry?" Professor McGonagall queried, eyeing the small boy in obvious concern.

Unfortunately, the Headmaster didn't listen to his Deputy and left the one-year old on the Dursleys' doorstep.

"We can't leave the baby here," Cicero whispered to Malcolm as soon as the professors had left, "let's take him with us."

"Are you sure, Cicero? Will we be able to keep him safe?"

"Yes. You heard their conversation. Apart from that, he will be cold. It's already November, and he is only wrapped in a thin blanket."

Suddenly, Harry stirred and let out a series of small sneezes, followed by a small wail.

"Oh right," Cicero said firmly, "he is already getting ill."

"Okay. I'm sure the others will help us," Malcolm finally agreed and gently scooped Harry into his arms.

Ten seconds later, Privet Drive was back to being as normal as it could be.