Warnings: This is a SLASH story. If you don't like it, then don't read my story. If you don't like my choice of pairings, and yet still read this, then it's your own damn fault, so don't flame me because you don't like my choice in pairings. Thank you.
There is also some language throughout the story.
Pairings: Drarry, Sirius/Remus (in later chapters), hints of Ron/Hermione
Spoilers: There is slight spoilers in here, but not much.
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potters or any of the characters. I merely own this story involving them.
"You have got to be kidding me." a fifteen year-old, raven haired boy asked as he stared at the older male sitting across from him.
"I am afraid not, Harry. We need your help with this." Harry Potter stared at Dumbledore, not believing what he was hearing. It seems that his arch rival, Draco Malfoy, has decided to turn to the light side. But he had also decided to become a spy for the light side as well.
Finding this out, Dumbledore had thought it would be best if someone would stay with him through the summer, to protect him. But, unfortunately, he had refused any offer of protection. This had been two weeks ago. During those two week Dumbledore had noticed that Draco seemed to be slightly distant.
Not knowing what was bothering the young wizard he had Draco come to his office to see if he would talk. He was only meet with a sneer and silence. Figuring he wasn't going to get anything out of Draco, he had sent him on his way. As the blonde stood up from his seat, Dumbledore caught the sight of a bruise on his wrist.
Fearing for the young boys' safety, Dumbledore deemed it necessary to place someone to protect for over the summer, until he could come back to Hogwarts. Knowing that the blond would refuse protection if he asked him again, the older man decided to not tell him. Figuring he would need someone well experienced, he had decided to ask Harry if he would do it.
"You are the best we have and the best suited for this." Harry raised an eyebrow at the headmaster.
"How am I best suited exactly, Sir?" A gleam twinkled in Dumbledore's eyes.
"Because Harry, you can use your animagus form." Harry's eyes widened with shock. How does he know? Dumbledore chuckled at the young wizards' reaction. "Yes, Harry, I know that you are a animagus, and no, you are not in any trouble." Harry felt his shoulders slump with relief. A confused expression then crossed his face.
"Then, what exactly am I here for Professor?" Dumbledore sat back in his chair and laced his fingers together, setting his hands in his lap.
"Draco Malfoy has decided to lay his loyalties with the Light, and to spy on the Dark Lord for us." Harry blinked at the older man with surprise. "But, in the light of recent events, I have found that his safety is at jeopardy. I had wished to put him under protection, but he had refused. I find it necessary that he is protected, but without his knowledge."
Harry stared at the headmaster for a long moment before speaking.
"So, you want me to protect him?" he asked slowly, trying to understand what the headmaster wanted from him exactly. Dumbledore chuckled.
"Yes, but discreetly." He paused and leaned forward, the twinkle shining brightly in his eyes. "I want you to protect him during the summer, as your animagus form. As his new familiar." Harry gaped at the older wizard.
"B-But sir, you can't be serious! I can't stay with Malfoy! I have to be getting ready for the war!" the young teen yelled as Dumbledore sat back in his chair once again, an amused smile on his face.
"I'm afraid it is the only way to keep him safe. And you, incidentally, as well."
"If you stay at the Malfoy manor, you will be safe, since no one will know it is you who is with them." Harry stayed silent for a moment as he went over everything in his mind. He stared down at his lap as he thought it all through. Finally, he looked up and met the headmaster's eyes.
"But, I don't have the first clue as how to act like a familiar sir." Dumbledore's eyes seemed to twinkle just a bit more.
"Ah, I thought you would say that. That is why I had set up a meeting for you with another student who is also an animagus. She will help you with anything that you will need to know. She will come to you after the dinner tomorrow."
"But, how am I supposed to get to the Malfoy Manor?" Dumbledore smiled at Harry.
"That has all been arranged, Harry. There is no need to worry about that." Dumbledore explained as he stood up from his seat and walked around the desk. "Now, it is getting late. Let's get you off to your tower, shall we."
Harry stood up and set off down the hall towards the Gryffindor tower, his mind racing. By the time he got in the boys' dorm room he had a terrible headache and was completely exhausted. Quickly changing into a pair of sweat pants and a t-shirt, Harry climbed into bed, falling into a deep sleep as soon as his head hit the pillow.