Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter and never will, everything belongs to the brilliant mind of JKRowling. I do not make any money off of this piece of writing and never will.
Characters: Harry Potter (AKA James Toland), Julie Reynolds, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Adam Weasley, Maple Weasley, Robert Denton, Gaius Malfoy, and Ophelia Vivas
Pairings: Harry/Severus, Ron/Hermione, Remmy(Remus)/Reese(Sirius)
Words per Chapter: 1,208
Warnings: AU from book four on, het, slash, Muggle world, violence, language, post-war, hiding Harry, life left behind, and the standard whatever else this demented author thinks up.
Summary: The war ended and Harry Potter disappeared. Years later, a young secondary school science teacher runs into some people from his past. The life he had will be changed forever as they try to drag him back into their world.
Notes: As people have commented on the whole alcohol comment back in the beginning of the story this is an explanation. The whole no alcohol comment came from both research, and also having vegan friends that could answer any questions that needed asked. All of them said no alcohol, though I do know of vegans that do drink. However, for James, the whole alcohol thing comes as, he won't drink it as he doesn't want to take that particular risk. He just lumps it in if people ask him what vegan is so that he doesn't have to explain that part as separate.
Chapter 47: Meetings with Dumbledore
James sighed as he stood next to the stone gargoyle that led to Dumbledore's office. He wasn't surprised that he was being called to the headmaster's office at the end of the first day of the rebellion. James shook his head and went to give the password to the gargoyle. However, he was stopped when he felt a hand come to rest upon his shoulder. He spun around to see who it was that had touched him. He saw that it was Minerva that had done so. He then noticed that she had Severus with her, but he chose to ignore him for the time being.
Minerva raised an eyebrow. "I take it that you have been called here by the headmaster as well?" James nodded in response to that. He found it odd that the deputy headmistress was also being called to the headmaster's office. He wondered if someone had told the headmaster that she was involved in the rebellion as well. If that was the case, then James didn't want to think about it.
James let out a slow breath. "I would assume that the headmaster has figured out what we're doing. That's the only reason that I can think of as to why he would call us up here." He hated saying that. Yet, that didn't mean that he wasn't surprised. The headmaster always seemed to know what was going on in his school. A snort caused Minerva to turn around and for James to look at Severus.
Severus raised an eyebrow at them. "You really think that the headmaster isn't going to do something? However, I only wish that he would be telling me that me Mrs. Weasley will be returning to her job." James had to suppress a shudder at the idea of Hermione returning to teach. As much as he hated to say it, he would rather have Severus over Hermione teaching at the school. At least he knew where he stood with the man. Plus, he didn't have to worry about Severus trying to force his way into his life and try to make him change. That was the main reason that he couldn't deal with Hermione.
Minerva shook her head and returned to looking at the gargoyle. "Licorice Wands." The gargoyle moved out of the way and revealed the moving staircase that would lead the trio to the headmaster's office. James sighed and stepped onto the moving staircase. He was a little annoyed at the fact that he had to go first, but he did see that the other two were following him. That was something at least. He wouldn't be completely on his own. That part was something that he wouldn't have wanted. Despite a lot of things, he would rather have them with him. After all, he knew that the headmaster was up to something.
Minerva decided to knock on the door. The three waited as it took however long it would take for Dumbledore to bid them to enter. It didn't take that long. "Enter." His voice echoed through the door loud enough for them to hear him. James always figured that the headmaster was probably using some kind of charm that allowed his voice to be heard through the door, but he had no proof. James pushed open the door and walked in first. The other two followed him at a more sedate pace. He looked to see that the headmaster was behind his desk with a quill in his hands. He was putting his signature on one of the pieces of parchment that was on his desk. James tried to not think about what all of that paperwork could be.
Minerva went and sat in a chair. Neither James nor Severus sat. James cast looks at the potions master, but he still refused to sit down. He wanted to be able to get out of there as quickly as he possibly could. Dumbledore finally put his quill down and looked at them. "I'm glad that the three of you could come as quickly as you did. I wanted to talk to you about something that I was told earlier today." James' eyes zoned in on the headmaster. He only had one thought on what that could be about. Yet, he would wait and see if that was the case. He could have been wrong, though he doubted that particular fact.
Minerva shook her head. "Just get on with it, Albus. I have papers and tests that I have to grade." She was looking at the headmaster with a look on her face that said that she wouldn't back down. James considered that a good idea. It meant that he would be more likely able to avoid speaking.
The headmaster shook his head. "I won't take long. I just have something that I would like for the three of you to possibly do for me next weekend." That caused Minerva to frown, Severus to scowl, and James to wince. He had a feeling that he might get dragged into something. He immediately started thinking about what he had to do. He could easily make plans if he needed to.
Severus decided to demand that the headmaster tell them what he wanted. "Well, get on with it. As Minerva said, we don't have all day." He was giving the headmaster a look. The man looked at them. He seemed to find Severus' attitude amusing.
The headmaster shook his head. "I will tell you, Severus. Please, be patient." He looked at the three and stood up. "I need the three of you to go to the ministry next weekend. The head of the Aurors has brought something to my attention. The reason that I ask for the three of you to go is because it has to do with Mr. Toland here." He did stall over the name Toland, but he quickly continued. "I would like the two of you to go with him as guards." That last statement caused James to bristle. He was wondering what they needed to speak to him about. Yet, he also felt that he didn't need guards.
James cleared his throat. "If they wish to speak to me, then I shall go and speak with them. I don't wish to be on the wrong side of the law, headmaster. However, I don't need these two here to act as guards. There is no reason for it. Now, if you'll excuse me." He quickly walked out. He knew that Dumbledore wasn't done, but he was with the headmaster. He didn't like the insult that the headmaster had given to him by asking the other two to be guards. He was in his twenties and there wasn't a dark lord anymore. James started muttering to himself. He was so annoyed with the statement that the headmaster had made that he wanted to strangle him. He then decided that was going to head to his office and take a moment to relax. After all, he still had things to do. Yet, the only thing on his mind was about when the headmaster would bring up their rebellion. He knew it was only a matter of time. That meant that he would still wonder about it.
A/N: Well, here we are. This chapter is done. I hope that you all enjoyed it. Later.