Disclaimer: I do NOT own the Harry Potter series. That credit goes to the brilliant mind of J.K. Rowling. Go Jo! I also do not own some of the material used. Again that belongs to Jo and Warner Brothers.
Chapter 1 The Surprise Visitor
It had been a week since Albus had found out who his parents were. Rose hadn't stopped talking on the way home that day. Albus smiled as he remembered it.
"This is…" Rose began before being cut off.
"Amazing," James finished for her.
Rose rolled her eyes, but soon started laughing with the rest. Hermione and Ron had to turn several times in the car just to smile at Albus.
"Rose, I think he gets the picture," James laughed.
He then turned to his younger brother.
There is one down fall to this though, Albus," James admitted.
Albus turned and saw that his newly found older brother didn't have a happy look on his face.
"What's that?" he asked.
"We don't have an extra room, so you'll be sleeping with me," James said.
Albus smiled and found that James's supposed disappointment as all a ruse.
"I've had to share a room with Joe most of my life. I think I'll manage," he said.
Albus would try to remember to send Joe an owl to tell him the news.
"Did you see the look on Fred's face when he saw you leaving with us?" James asked after the car has become surprisingly quiet.
Albus shook his head and glanced towards Rose.
"Wish I had. Someone, however, was blocking my view," he said.
Rose gasped as Albus shot another look at her.
"Oh, sure. Blame me for being excited about having another cousin," she said.
James and Albus then shook their heads and laughed.
"Anyway, I'm sure he'll send an owl later on tonight. If there isn't all ready one waiting for us," James said.
A couple of nights after that, Albus found out that James was not his only sibling.
"So, what? Lily and Hugo are twins?" Albus asked.
He and James were spending another long night playing Wizard Chess. Rose sat on Albus's bed as she watched. She had snuck out of her room after she was sure her parents were sleeping.
"Well, not really," James admitted.
He and Rose exchanged glances.
"What do you mean?" Albus asked.
Rose opened her mouth, but nothing came out. She just focused her eyes on Albus's bed.
"I don't know really know how to tell you this, Albus. Lily's really our sister," James said.
Albus's eyes grew. That
Rose and James sighed in relief after thinking Albus was going to go off on them.
"Are you all right?"
That was something he hadn't been expecting.
"I'm confused. How come Lily was able to live here while I stayed in that orphanage?" Albus asked.
His voice came out a bit angrier than expected, but could you blame him?
"Mum had Lily after her and Dad went into hiding. Aunt Hermione had just had Hugo. It was the perfect cover-up. Everyone would be made to believe Aunt Hermione had twins. So you can't tell anyone," James said.
"I won't," Albud nodded.
He might not have liked it, but he couldn't change the past.
Albus played with his cereal as the past week replayed in his mind. He had grown attached to his two year younger sister. It hurt knowing Lily had clue they were brother and sister.
"Albus, is something wrong?" Ron asked.
Albus shook his head, trying to get his concentration.
"Oh, sorry, Uncle Ron," he apologized. "I was just thinking."
A knock then came at the door.
"Who could that be?" Hermione wondered, glancing over at her husband before answering the door.
Rose eyes grew and she nudged Albus from under the table.
"What?" Albus whispered.
He turned in the direction she was putting at. Professor McGonagall was outside with Hermione. They all straightened up as Hermione and Professor McGonagall walked in.
"Hello, Headmistress," James, Albus, and Rose said.
"Hello, you three," Professor McGonagall smiled.
Albus cleared his throat and looked down at his bowl.
"May I have a word with you, Mr. Potter?" Professor McGonagall asked.
Albus nodded and followed Professor McGonagall into the living room.
"I do hope you're not angry at me for not informing you about you family," Professor McGonagall said.
"I just don't understand why you didn't tell me when you came with my letter, Professor," Albus admitted.
He wasn't angry at anyone. He just needed some questions answered.
"My dear boy, would you have believed me at that time?" Professor McGonagall asked.
Albus looked down and smiled.
"I see what you mean, Professor," he laughed.
"And when it came to my attention that you were friends with some of the Weasley children, I realized that they needed to be told by their parents," Professor McGonagall said.
Albus stopped laughing as another question popped into his head.
"What's going to happen now? Does everyone know who I really am now?" he asked.
"We'll keep this information safe for as long as possible. Unfortunately, the Daily Prophet will get hold of the truth eventually," Professor McGonagall said with a frown.
She put a hand on Albus's shoulder as his head fell. He knew the Headmistress had power, but apparently couldn't do everything.
"You are very well protected here," Professor McGonagall said.
"That's not what I was I worrying about," Albus admitted.
He knew perfectly well that he was protected.
"I just keep thinking about Lily and how this is all going to affect her when she finds out the truth," Albus said.
Professor McGonagall glanced over at the kitchen where Lily could be seen sitting next to Hugo eating.
"I believe Miss Potter will be quite all right. She has a lot of her mother in her," she said.
"I better be on my way," Professor McGonagall said.
They walked back into the kitchen.
"Goodbye, Professor," everyone waved.
Albus watched the Headmistress walk out of the room.
Albus was waken up early the next morning by the yelling of his older brother.
"Hurry up, Albus! Fred's here to start the Quidditch game," James said.
Albus jumped out of bed and quickly began to get dressed.
"Why did you let me oversleep?" he snapped.
James didn't answer as he left the room and went back downstairs. Albus came down five minutes later.
"Hey there, Al," Fred greeted him.
"Hi, Fred," Albus smiled.
"Is everyone still coming over next weekend?" James asked as he, Fred, Rose, and Albus walked outside.
"That's the plan," Fred said.
Albus got a sour look on his face.
"Yeah, so everyone can meet me," he tried to say under his breath, but Rose had heard.
"Oh, come on, Albus. Aren't you excited to meet everyone?" Rose asked.
"Not if they're going to make a big deal about it," he said.
Fred sighed and threw an arm around his newly found cousin.
"There's no avoiding that with Grandma Weasley," he admitted.
"I was afraid you'd say that," Albus said.
James shook his head and laughed as he mounted his broom.
"Just try not to worry much about it, Albus," he said.
Wow it's been too long. I didn't think college would be crazy this semester, but I was wrong.