"Harry?" Bill said his name softly.
"Y-yeah?" Harry looked up at him.
"You wanna try new food today?" Bill asked. Harry shrugged. "Come on, I'll bring your bottle. And you can hold onto that."
He pointed to the pascifier dangling around Harry's neck. Harry glanced at it.
"Wh-where're we gonna go?" Harry asked.
"I've got a friend I want you to meet." Bill smiled. Harry toddled toward him and leaned against him.
"Um.." Harry looked up at him.
"Yeah?" Bill asked.
"I gotta go.." Harry said. Bill smiled.
"Go ahead." Harry nodded and ran toward the bathroom.
"Harry, this is my friend Dumbledore." Bill said. Harry was curled up against Bill's chest but spared a glance at Dumbledore, and the small blond child hidden behind the tall man's legs.
"Hello, Mr. Potter." Dumbledore said with a smile.
"Come on, it's ok. You can say hi." Bill said, bouncing softly.
"It's alright, Bill. He's nervous. Draco is too." Dumbledore patted the blond head attatched to his legs.
"See, Harry? Draco's your age." Bill rubbed Harry's back gently. "He's gonna come stay with us for a little while."
Harry's body became rigid. Bill's smile slipped away and he turned his head to look at Harry.
"You alright?" Bill asked. Harry trembled slightly. Bill moved him to cradle in his arms. "Harry?"
"Bill? How long have you had him?" Dumbledore asked.
"Three weeks. Why?" Bill asked. Harry's eyes were watering but the rest of his face was going blank slowly.
"He thinks if you take in Draco you'll get rid of him. Right, Harry?" Dumbledore leaned over the raven haired child. Harry, who was now limp in Bills arms, whimpered.
"Ahw, Harry, no. You're staying. Right here. Right with me." Bill said, running his thumb on Harry's cheek. Harry grabbed Bill's shirt and trembled. "See? I'm right here."
Bill took a seat and pulled a bottle from Harry's backpack. He ignored the stares he knew he was getting and nudged the nipple against Harry's mouth. Harry didn't respond at first but slowly took the bait.
"I'm gonna stay and take care of you. And we're gonna take care of him too. Cuz he needs it too." Bill said. Harry nodded slightly. "Come on, you still wanna try some new food?"
"Y-yeah.." Harry sighed against Bills chest.
"Grampa..?" The little blond boy mumbled.
"Yes, Draco?" Dumbledore asked.
"Are you really gonna send me with them?" Draco asked.
"Yes. It's for the best. Then the two of you will be going to my school." Dumbledore said.
"Y..yessir.." Draco looked over at Harry and Bill.
"Draco.." Dumbledore bent down and pulled Draco into a hug. "You know I love you. I'll visit with you as often as I can."
"Okay." Draco said quietly.
"Um..sirs? Your table is ready." A nice-looking hostess said. Bill smiled at her.
"Thank you." He said with a nod.
"It's right this way." She said, 2 kids menu's and 2 regular menu's in her hand, gesturing toward the table.
"Alright. Harry, can you walk?" Bill asked. Harry nodded and Bill set him down.
"Will you be needing a booster seat?" She asked, noticing Harry's small size. She watched him tuck himself behind Bill's leg, barely peeking around him and still clinging to the bottle as Bill nodded. "Come on honey, I'll show you where to sit."
"M-my name's Harry.." The raven said. The woman smiled.
"Fleur." She said.
Harry looked up at Bill, grabbing a handful of his pants. Fleur smiled and led them to the table. Harry climbed into the booster seat and Draco sat across from him. Harry stared at the menu for a long time, after the others had decided what they wanted, and after the waitress had returned twice.
"Harry..you alright?" Bill asked.
"I.." Harry looked up at him. "I don't know what I want.."
"Here, look at this. This one might be good." Bill said.
"But..what is it?" Harry asked.
"You..can't read?" Bill asked. Harry shook his head. "Alright, I'll get it for you. You'll like it."
"Ok." Harry looked at his place.
"Are you ready to order yet or do you need another minute?" The waitress asked.
"Well, I'd like a coffee for starters. And my grandson will have chocolate milk." Dumbledore said with a smile.
"Make that two chocolate milks and a coke." Bill said.
"I'll have the london broil, medium rare." Dumbledore said.
"I want chicken fingers." Draco said.
"He's going to have the kids spaghetti with garlic bread, and I want the chicken marsalla." Bill said.
"Alright." She said, writing everything down. She started gathering the menus and Harry looked at Bill suddenly and grabbed at his hand.
"What's wrong?" Bill asked.
"I know her." Harry said.
"How..?" Bill asked.
"We were in the same agency for a while." The girl said. "I'm glad to see he's talking."
"Yeah." Bill said with a smile. "Me too."
"Well, I'll be right back with your drinks." She said smiling back.
"Thank you." Bill said. "So, do you have everything set up for his stay?"
"Yeah, everything's all set. It's out in the car." Dumbledore said.
Harry looked shyly at Draco, and the blond eyed him back.
"Um..what's your favorite color?" Harry asked, smiling softly.