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 Summer Fun
It took James a good week after the summer holidays began to finally accept that they needed help in finding their parents. And this help wasn't coming from just anyone. It was coming from a Slytherin. Albus really hadn't minded when all was said and done. He was more concerned on helping Lily cope with the fact that she was really a Potter. Albus remembered that day at the train station like it was yesterday.
"There's something you need to know." Ron said.
Hermione looked anxiously from her husband to Albus and James. Rose and Hugo were staying out of this by keeping quiet. Draco excused himself, and he and his son walked off.
"We can tell her, Aunt Hermione," Albus said, feeling stupid enough as it is after blowing it.
Why did he have to go off and almost call Lily his sister?
"Tell me what?" Lily asked.
She was clearly getting more annoyed by the second. Ron and Hermione looked over at her.
"Lily, you're not a Weasley," Hermione told her.
She just stared at the twp people she thought were her real parents for a moment.
"How can that be?" Lily asked, shouting.
"Our mum had a baby around the same time Aunt Hermione had Hugo. That baby was you, Lily," James said.
He wanted to put a hand on his sister's shoulder, but didn't know what she might do.
"So, you're saying I'm really…" Lily began.
"Lily Potter. You're our sister," Albus said with a smile.
Saying that Lily was upset was an understatement. She had yelled at them the whole way home and locked herself in her room for a week, too, only letting Hugo in because his bed was in there.
It had now been a month now since Lily had accepted the fact that she had been lied to all her life and was now asking questions. She had finally stopped after considering the fact that if it was known she was a Potter, the Death Eaters, or what was left of at least, could have kidnapped her. Though, that wasn't technically true it James's case. Then again, You could never be sure, so Ron, Hermione, Harry and Ginny thought it would be best if Lily was made out to be a Weasley.
"Albus, are you ready yet?" James yelled from downstairs.
Albus ran out of their room and stopped at the edge of the stairs.
"Just a minute," he yelled back to his brother.
Albus sighed and threw on a plain red shirt. They were all going to the watering hole for a swim. Albus had been swimming before, but never learned to do it properly. James saw the worried look of Albus's face when he reached the bottom step.
"Are you all right?" he asked his brother.
"I… I can't really swim," Albus admitted.
James laughed and threw an arm around Albus.
"You'll get the hang of it. Trust me. Just stay in the shallow water until you fill you can go further. That's how we learned," he said.
James groaned a little when he saw two familiar figures waiting for them. The man was dressed in black robes. The boy was in green swimming with a plain white shirt.
"You didn't say anything about the Malfoy's coming too," James moaned.
"It's not like they could come to our house," Rose said.
"What do you mean?" Albus asked.
She rolled her eyes, but then regretted it. Albus wouldn't have known anything about it before.
"There's a Charm on our house so that no one but family members knows where it is," Rose said.
They all stopped in front of Draco Malfoy and his son, Scorpius.
"Malfoy," Ron greeted.
"Weasley," Draco nodded.
Scorpius walked away and sat at the edge of water while Hugo, Lily, Albus, Rose, and James ran into the water.
"I'll just be watching the kids while you talk," Hermione said, not really wanting to be around Draco,
She kissed Ron's cheek and walked away. Rose walked over to Scorpius and sat down next to him.
"You look like you don't want to be here," she said.
Scorpius didn't even look at her. He just continued to play with the water with his feet.
"You can say that," Scorpius said.
Rose then glanced over at his father and saw what he was wearing.
"Why is your father wearing robes on a day like today?" she asked.
Rose was surprised when Scorpius looked over at her this time.
"Like you don't know," Scorpius said sourly.
"Rose, are you getting back in or not," Hugo asked.
She told to her younger brother.
"Hold on," Rose said.
She looked back over at Scorpius, and was surprised to find him still looking at her,
"Are you going to swim?" Rose asked.
"Maybe later," Scorpius said.
They all were laughing when they entered the house.
"That was so much fun," Hugo said.
"Yeah, it was," Albus agreed as Ron and Hermione passed them.
"Afraid of drowning still?" James asked Albus.
Albus turned with a smile on his face.
"Not at all. I had a great time," he said.
He then looked over at Rose, who handed said anything.
"What did you think, Rose? Rose?" Albus asked.
Rose shook her head and eyes Albus.
"What?" she asked.
Lily rolled her eyes and her and Hugo started going up the stairs.
"Did you like swimming today," she asked as continued up the stairs.
"Oh, yes. It was great today," Rose said.
She then also began walking upstairs.
"Something tells me her mind's not thinking about swimming," James said.
Albus nodded in agreement. He then carefully took out the invisibility cloak from him beg as they entered their room.
"Did you ever find out what Uncle Ron and Mr. Malfoy were talking about?" James asked.
"They're just trying to think of places where Mum and Dad could be," Albus said.
It had been a last minute decision on James's part. He hadn't expected for the Malfoys to be there though. That he been a plus for that reason alone.
"I've been thinking. What if Mum and Dad don't want to be found? I mean, that's why they went into hiding in the first place, right?" Albus asked.
"I don't think they're trying to figure out where they are to go looking for them," James said.
"But then why…" Albus began.
"I think it's more for reassurance. They'd feel better knowing where they are and that they are safe," James said.
Albus looked down and sighed.
"Yeah, I guess I'd want to know as well," he admitted.
Albus put the cloak up and headed into the bathroom to get cleaned up.
Yay I got the first up finally! Finals have been a killer. I guess I'll tell you all Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year now just in case I not get to update before then.