My Stolen Child

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Chapter 1:

1st August 1980. 12:33pm.

A tall, scruffy, dark haired man strode into the sterile room filled with young, newborn children. He was collecting his son for his lunch. He walked down the aisles to a crib with a large sign proclaiming the child as HARRY JAMES POTTER (M). He picked up his young son and was startled by the floppiness of his child's limbs. He pulled out his wand and passed it over the child's head, gasping as it informed him that the child had died in the night. He laid the infant back in its crib and ran to the wall, hand outstretched. He paused, just as he was about to hit the emergency button. He had seen a movement out of the corner of his eye and realized that the crib next to Harrys was filled with two wriggling infants. Looking at the sheet he realized that these twins were born at a very close time to his own son. He picked up the youngest infant and made a snap decision. He lay the other toddler next to his own deceased son and cast some strong locked appearance charms. Now both children looked as the other had only moments before. The spells were tied into his best friend, Sirius Black's life force. They wouldn't harm him but when Sirius died then the charms would fail. Grinning at his clever plan, he carried the cooing youth to his wife.

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Six months later.

"YOU DID WHAT?" The redhead screamed, startling the baby in her arms. She settled him down, pressed a kiss to his forehead and dragged her husband into the living room.

"I thought it was for the best." He offered feebly.

"For the best? FOR THE BEST! YOU KIDNAPPED A CHILD."

"Yeah well. We needed an heir."

"Maybe they did too!"

"Nah, they had two."

"Twins. You separated TWINS! YOU COULD'VE KILLED THEM. YOU COULD'VE MADE THEM BOTH SQUIBS. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU. WE CAN GET SENT TO AZKABAN."

"Calm down. No one will know. I cast appearance charms."

"Remove them."

"What?"

"Remove the charms."

"N-"

"NOW"

"I can't"

"Why not?" Lily's voice was deceptively calm.

"They're locked."

"On what." Lily pinched the bridge of her nose in a frustrated move. James scowled; he knew that she had picked up that move from Snivellus.

"Siri's lifeforce."

"You- Just get out. Don't come back until morning."

"Lils."

"No James. Leave."

James stormed out and Lily watched him go. Once he was out of the door she returned to the kitchen and wrapped her arms around the little child. She whispered to the boy; "I'm sorry sweetheart. I really am. I promise you, once those charms break we will find your brother and parents."

She set the boy in his crib and sat down, keeping him in sight, to write a very difficult letter. Once finished she cast the magical delay charm and set the delay to the moment her son realised that he was changing after Sirius' death. She knew she'd never have time to tell him herself.

A/N: This is my new story and although I hope to write regularly it is just to amuse me so I don't think I'd have time to write long chapters. Sorry :D.

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