Before Harry knew it, the rest of the school year had passed. It had gone by rather eventless. Though, Professor Snape did tell that one of the teachers, Professor Quirrel had not been all he'd appeared. Apparently, he'd been sharing a body with Voldemort. The professors had found out when he'd tried to steal a stone that would keep him alive forever. Other than that, it was normal. Well, as normal as things could be for a Hogwarts student.
After arriving at King's cross, Cedric and a seventh year Hufflepuff helped Harry off the train. "Cedric, are you sure we're not all going to get into trouble for me not going back to the orphanage.
"Positive. Father cleared it with the orphanage. He altered a few memories, making it possible for you to come home with us until the adoption comes through," Cedric explained.
The two quickly made their way over to Amos who was waiting for them. "Hello, Boys. How was the rest of the year?"
"It was good, Father," Cedric said.
Harry, meanwhile, was staring beyond Amos to the fat, angry looking from a few feet away.
"Harry, are you alright," Amos asked before following his soon to be adoptive son's gaze.
"Th...that's my uncle," Harry said. He hadn't seen the man in many years, but he knew what he looked like. He'd never forget that.
"You boys stay here," Amos instructed before going up to the man that had hurt Harry. "You Vernon Dursley?"
"Yeah, what's it to you?" Vernon asked rudely.
"The name is Amos Diggory. What's your business here?" Amos asked.
"Well, not that it's any of your bloody business, but I'm here to pick up my nephew," Vernon said, sounding clearly unhappy about it. That freak headmaster had come by their house and insisted they take the little freak back.
"No, you're not. You're going to walk away and forget that Harry Potter ever existed," Amos said. He was trying very hard not to give the man the beat down he deserved.
Vernon's eyes widened. "You're one of them, aren't you? You're one of those freaks."
"If by freak you mean wizard then, yes. Though in my opinion, you're the freak. You caused your nephew to be paralyzed for the rest of his life. As far as I'm concerned, you belong in prison,"
"Shut up, you freak! We never wanted that bloody boy! He was forced on us!" Vernon yelled.
"Then consider yourself liberated then. Harry Potter is under my care now. Come near him again and I'll kill you. Not that you'll remember the warning though. Obliviate," he chanted. He wanted to make sure the man didn't remember who he was or what he himself had been doing there. No doubt Dumbledore sent the muggle and if he found out that he and his family had Harry, the old man would move Heaven and Earth to try to stop them from adopting Harry.
Cedric watched as his father walked back over to him. "Is everything alright now, Father," he asked. Needless to say, he was more than a little bit worried given the circumstances. That man was Harry's no good uncle. He was obviously there for Harry.
"Everything's fine, son. Come on, let's go home," Amos said. he then apparated all three of them back to the manor.
"He really tried to get Harry put back with those mongrels?" Ana asked after her husband had filled her in.
"Oh, yes. The bastard was waiting when they got off the train. Not to worry though. I modified his memory. He won't even remember being ordered to take Harry back," Amos assured her.
"What about his wife? She'll remember," Ana pointed out.
"Yes, but I doubt she'll go to Dumbledore, and even if she does, she doesn't know where Harry is," Amos said.
"You don't think we'll be suspected?"
"No. He has no idea what we're planning. As far as he knows, Harry was just returning to the orphanage," Amos said.
"Still, I think we should move things up. I don't want to take any chances," Ana said.
Amos nodded. "I agree. I'll contact Gringotts and have things moved up."
A couple of weeks later, Harry and the rest of the Diggory's stood in Gringotts waiting to complete the adoption process.
"We're ready for you now, folks," One of the goblins. "This way.
They all followed the goblin into his office. The goblin closed the door and went over to his desk. "Now, all that we need is signatures from the parents and child that you consent to the adoption," he said before placing some paperwork in front of them.
Amos, Ana, and Harry all signed the paperwork and handed it back to the goblin.
"Alright, I think that's it. Congratulations, young man."
"Wait, that's it? Doesn't it take time before it's official?" Harry asked. That was how it worked in the muggle world anyway.
"You're thinking of a muggle adoption, Harry. A magical adoption is effective immediately.
"So then I'm your son now?" Harry asked with a hopeful smile on his face.
"Yep. Let's go home... son," Amos said smiling.
"Yeah, let's go home," Harry agreed. He then followed his new family out the door to his new life.
A/N: Thank you to everyone who read and reviewed. I will most likely do a sequel to the story sometime in the future.