A/N: I'M SO SORRY! *dodges incoming rotten veg* I KNOW I HAVEN'T UPDATED IN AGES! SOOO SORRY! I've just been on my school holidays and to be perfectly honest I couldn't be bothered. I just wanted to relax and read. Again, sorry. But with school starting again soon, I decided to get back into writing again. And for those of you who want to know, I AM DETERMINED TO FINISH THIS! If something like this ever happens again, have faith, because this will never be on HIATUS. Kay? :)
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Again, sorry. Forgive me? This chapter's a bit longer so hopefully that'll make up for it a little bit.
Sorry for this long-ass A/N: but it was necessary.
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Soon enough Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Fred and George entered the room, and all stood warily at the threshold looking at the new additions to the house.
"Erm...who are these people?" asked Ron.
Dumbledore looked from the time-travellers to the other teens. He eventually sighed and said, "I think it might be best if you sat down for this. It's very complicated."
The group exchanged confused looks but stayed standing, and they eyed the new visitors curiously.
"You can't say anything this time, Lily," Teddy whispered in her ear. She nodded, her eyes not leaving her young mother's and father's faces.
"So...what are they doing here?" George asked bluntly.
"Don't be so rude, George," Molly scolded as she re-entered the room.
"Don't worry," Sirius told them. "I was confused too."
"Well about twenty minutes ago they landed in a heap in the hallway," said Dumbeldore. "And they have come from the year 2018."
"Time travellers?" Harry gasped.
"But that's impossible!" Hermione spluttered. "The only way to time travel is with a time-turner and even then you can only travel back a few hours-"
"-Yes Ms. Granger," said Dumbledore, cutting across her. "But the particular time-turner that they used, broke."
"Their fault," said Hugo pointing to James and Fred. He was used to having to come up with excuses in front of his mother and now it just came naturally.
Fred gasped. "Tell-tale!"
"Oh give it a rest," said Rose.
"So, wait," Ron stuttered. "What happened?"
"Well," started Victoire. "We were at my little brother's ninth birthday party when those two started causing some trouble and they ended up breaking a time-turner and sending us here."
"But what's that got to do with us?" asked Ginny, confused at the strange stares she was getting from the redhead on the eldest males lap.
"It seems these children have a...significant impact on your lives," Dumbledore said.
"They've been telling us all about themselves for the last twenty minutes," added Sirius. "That's why the meeting took so long. We made some very interesting discoveries though."
"Yep," said Tonks happily.
"Will someone please tell us what's going on?" Fred asked impatiently. Molly swallowed back a sob as she looked at Fred, but her children didn't notice her distress.
"Sorry, Mr Weasley," Dumbledore chuckled. "We shan't keep you in the dark any longer." He turned to the time travellers. "These are part of the future Weasley family."
Ginny, Fred, George and Ron's mouths dropped open with shock and Harry and Hermione's eyes widened slightly.
"You mean- these are our-" Ginny stuttered.
"Children, yes," Dumbledore confirmed. "This is only some of the Weasleys though. The others are still in the future."
They all exchanged looks of shock and disbelief.
"Yeah," Bill laughed. "I was like that too."
"But you're okay with it now, aren't you, Dad?" Victoire asked. Bill went slightly red when she called him Dad. "Yeah. Sure."
Victoire laughed and the Weasleys looked at Bill.
"You have a daughter?" George asked incredulously.
"Don't sound so surprised!" Bill exclaimed.
"But who in their right mind would marry you?" asked Fred and George smirked.
"Haha, very funny," Bill said, his voice dripping with sarcasm.
"I'd appreciate it if my uncles would stop teasing my dad," said Victoire walking over to sit with Bill. "That's my job."
Fred, George and Ron sniggered and Bill smiled a humourless smile.
Lily turned around to Teddy while the others were teasing Bill. "Can I go to Mummy now?" she asked innocently. Teddy turned to Dumbledore, who had heard her question and he nodded.
"Of course you can, Lily," said Dumbledore. The rest of the room looked at him quizzically, eager to know the question. The six year-old slid off Teddy's lap happily and skipped over to Ginny and Hermione.
"Hiya, Mummy!" she said and Hermione and Ginny exchanged startled looks and the boys stiffened in surprise. Lily grabbed Ginny's hand and pulled her towards the table while chattering excitedly.
"Teddy says you don't know me yet but we can still play.."
"Mummy?" Fred, George, Ron and Harry asked together while Lily prattled on to a startled Ginny.
"You haven't even seen the best of it yet," Sirius said, smirking.
"So, I have a daughter?" Ginny asked incredulously.
"Yes," said Mrs Weasley pulling up a chair next to Ginny and Lily. "Isn't it wonderful?"
The other teens shared a doubtful look.
"No, no," Ginny said, slightly in a daze. "It is wonderful." She smiled at Lily. "It's a really nice feeling. And look at her, she's adorable!"
James snorted quietly and Hermione moved forward hesitantly. The other boys watched her curiously.
"Er, hello," Hermione said quietly to Lily. She broke of from talking and turned to face her aunt.
"Hiya, Auntie 'Mione," she said happily and grabbed her hand and pulled her closer to the table.
"Mione?" Ron mouthed to Harry who just shrugged.
"She has a problem saying your name," Teddy explained, and Hermione nodded slightly bewildered.
"So, er, what's your name?" she asked.
"Lily Luna Potter," she said smiling proudly. "I can spell it and everything," she added.
Everyone in the room was silent and looked at Harry who was staring at Lily in shock.
"Woah, wait," Ron said slowly as he turned to Harry. "You-" He pointed to Harry. "-And my sister?"
Harry held his hands up in surrender. "Hey, I haven't done anything!"
"Not yet, anyway," Fred said and Harry's eyes widened even more.
"Now, come on boys," Arthur said from the end of the table. "Leave the poor boy alone."
There was a pregnant pause.
"So, er," Sirius said rubbing the back of his neck. "Congrats."
Tonks, Remus and Teddy laughed loudly while the group from the future chuckled lightly.
"Er, thanks." Harry and Ginny looked at each other briefly and looked away from each other quickly when they caught each other's gazes.
"Will you come and sit with us, Daddy?" Lily asked innocently smiling at him from her seat. Harry looked awkwardly at the Weasley's, hesitating.
"Yeah, Daddy," Ginny joked. "Come sit with us."
Fred, George and Ron's ear turned red and Harry held his breath warily watching them. None of them objected so he moved one foot slowly and when they said nothing after that he walked more quickly to the table. The only noise in the room was the noise of the chair scraping across the floor.
"You sit next to Mummy," Lily ordered and Harry obliged.
"Hey," he greeted Ginny lamely.
"Aww, isn't it cute," Tonks cooed and Harry and Ginny blushed. "They're playing family."
Sirius laughed and James, who was bored by the awkward silences, decided it was time for him to make his grand entrance. He stood up straight from where he was lounging against the wall at the back of the group.
"Lily," he chided loudly walking towards her and the teenagers from the past watched him curiously. "You should know better than to play family without your big brother!"
Ginny and Harry exchanged startled looks and the others eyes widened again.
Lily scowled at him and narrowed her eyes. "You never want to play at home."
"Well, now I do, so shift."
"No, you find your own chair!"
"Come on, shove off, Ginger."
"Hey!" she protested and he lifted her out of the chair. "James!" she moaned, kicking her legs around wildly.
"Lily!" he mocked as he sat down in her chair and Lily scowled again. James ignored her and turned to his parents who were watching them both intently, as were the rest of the people in the room.
"Hey Mum, Dad," he said to them, nodding to them in turn. He turned to Mrs Weasley. "When's dinner, 'cause I'm starving."
"Your always hungry," Lily huffed trying to climb on his knee and he pushed her off again. "James!"
"Don't be a pain, Lily."
"You're the pain!"
Sirius and Remus shared a smile, both thinking of the similarities between them and their namesakes.
"Teddy, tell him!" Lily shouted across the room.
"You're such a tell-tale," he said, pulling her onto his lap.
There was another moment of silence as everyone watched the two of them intently.
"So you have a son and a daughter?" Ron asked slightly stunned.
"Hello to you too, Uncle Ron," James said with a smirk. He turned to his aunt on his right. "Heya Aunt Hermione."
"Er, hi," she said quietly.
"James Sirius Potter," he introduced himself to his parents. "First born, favourite child and prankster extraordinaire."
Some people in the room chuckled.
"I'm just living up to my namesakes."
Sirius put his hand over his heart playfully. "Thanks for naming him after me, Harry," he added. "It means a lot."
Harry and Sirius shared a smile, then Sirius suddenly frowned. "Wait a minute," he said, remembering something. "I have a bone to pick with you."
Harry frowned in confusion. "What?"
"He'll tell you what," he said, pointing over to the group of time-travellers, specifically Albus.
All heads turned to Albus and James motioned for him to come over. Now that everyone knew what was going on, they were able to piece together that Albus was Harry's son due to his physical likeness.
"You have another kid?" George asked, raising his eyebrows.
"I'm the last Potter," Albus said, holding his hands up. "I promise."
He nodded to his parents in greeting.
"What's the problem?" Ginny asked, confused.
"Ask him his name."
The group from the past all turned and looked at him expectantly. "Albus Severus Potter," he said quietly and he looked down at his feet. All they mouths dropped open in shock.
"Yes, Harry," Sirius said slowly. "Albus Severus Potter. That is why I'm annoyed at you."
"I don't understand," Ron said to himself.
"Neither do I! I don't even like Snape!" Harry shouted.
"Professor Snape, Harry," Dumbledore corrected him. "That may change in the future, Harry." Harry gave Dumbledore a once over, slightly confused. He'd seemed to be ignoring Harry for the past few weeks. Had something changed?
He stayed silent and looked down at his lap, deep in thought.
"Why is my name such a controversial topic?" Albus groaned and some people in the room laughed lightly. James grabbed an empty chair and pulled it next him, which Albus sat on.
"There you go then," James said. "The future Potter family." He put an arm around his brother and sister and pulled them closer to him. "Aren't we something?"
"James!" Albus and Lily shouted at the same time, hitting James and trying to push him away. He released them both and they both glared at him.
"Imbecile," Albus muttered under his breath.
"So," Dumbledore said jovially. "Who shall we introduce next?"
"We'll go next!" Rose grabbed her brothers hand and dragged him forward. "You get Mum, I'll get Dad." she told him and he wandered to Hermione.
Hermione's mouth dropped open in shock and Rose strode to Ron.
"Hello," Rose said in a very Hermione-ish tone. "I'm Rose Weasley and you might be quite shocked to hear that I'm your daughter." Now it was Ron's turn for his mouth to drop open in shock, along with Fred and George's.
"You-" said Fred.
"-And Hermione?" finished George. Ron's mouth opened and closed a couple of times but no sound came out. Rose grabbed his hand and pulled him towards Hermione and Hugo.
"This is Hugo," Rose introduced her brother. "We don't have anymore brothers or sisters, so it's okay, you can breathe now."
Fred and George laughed at their brother, who was turning a strange purple colour.
"Oh how the tables have turned," Harry said.
"Oh, piss off," Ron said and Ginny hit him. "Ow! What was that for?"
"She's only little!" she said motioning to Lily. "You're corrupting her!"
"This is so weird," Hermione said watching both Rose and Hugo in awe.
"Tell me about it," Ginny said.
"This is great, isn't it?" Molly said happily as she bustled back into the room. "Both Harry and Hermione will really be part of the family-" They both blushed. "-And I get lots of granchildren!"
She smiled at Harry and Hermione and went back to the kitchen to fetch the rest of the food.
"My turn! My turn!" Fred said jumping up and down next to Victoire. He walked over to his uncle and his father and slung an arm over each of their shoulders. "I'm Fred II." He nodded to George. "I'm your son-" then nodded to Fred. "-and your nephew." It took him a lot not to choke up at the sight of his uncle. He knew better than anyone here how much the death of his twin hurt George. He never celebrated his birthday anymore and he'd been told by his mother that he hadn't ever recovered from Fred's death.
"Awesome," Fred and George said together and they high-fived each other. Ron and Bill were shocked to how well that George was taking the news compared to themselves.
"Who do I get to marry?" George asked eagerly.
"What?" Fred shouted looking shocked. "I'm dating Angelina!"
"Not for much longer, obviously," George joked.
"Classy, George," Fred joked back. "Dating your brother's ex."
Dating your dead brother's ex. Everyone who knew of Fred's fate thought this, but none said it out loud.
Everyone turned expectantly to Teddy and Victoire who were the only one's standing where the group had been previously.
"I'm just his daughter," Victoire said pointing to Bill and shrugging.
"And I'm not a member of the Weasley or Potter family," Teddy said, holding his hands up.
"He's an honorary member," Rose corrected him and Mrs Weasley came back into the room.
"Dinner's ready. So all of you find a seat somewhere, I bet you're starving..."