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"Harry, are you going to tell them that you wrote to Malfoy?" Ginny asked as she sat on Harry's lap in the office at Potter Manor.
"Possibly. I'm definitely going to tell Ron and Hermione, but I don't know how the others are going to react." Harry said as he rubbed his thumb back and forth on Ginny's thigh.
"Do you think we can trust him?" She asked, staring deep into his eyes.
"I think it's possible."
"Harry, can you please use another word other than possible?"
"I'm sorry. I just, I don't like having to ask Malfoy for help, but you were threatened and I have to protect you." He said, pulling her closer to him and kissing her neck. "I love you Ginny and if anything happened to you, I couldn't live with myself."
"I know that, Harry. I'm more worried about you."
"Don't be, love. If last year proved anything, it's that I can handle myself."
"We're going to get through this right?" Ginny asked, a single tear falling down her left cheek.
"Of course." Harry said, kissing away the tear. "Together we can make it through anything."
"I love you." She buried her head in his neck as more tears poured from her eyes.
"I love you too." He said, rubbing her back as she sobbed. "I'm so sorry, this is all my fault."
"No it's not!" Ginny said as she whipped her head up from his neck. "Harry James Potter, none of this is your fault! More people would have been dead if it weren't for you. Please perk up. We're leaving for Hogwarts soon, we need to spend time with our family and our son."
"You're right." He smiled softly at her and kissed her passionately. "Let's go down and be with everyone."
Ginny got off of his lap, allowing him to stand up and grab her hand. Harry led her out of the office and towards the stairs. "We need to put Teddy to bed early tonight since Kingsley is going to be here in the morning."
"Alright." Harry said as they reached the end of the stairs. "I guess we need to get up early to be ready."
"Speaking of being prepared, how are we going to get our stuff for school?"
"I guess we can talk to Kingsley about it, he needs to be informed about the current situation."
"I'm really not looking forward to having wards around the house again." Ginny sighed as they reached the dinning room.
"The house always has wards around it dear." Lily said after overhearing Ginny's feelings. "All of the Potter houses do. James's great-great grandparents placed them around them when they were Aurors. They've just never been taken down."
"Oh. I should've known." Ginny laughed as she took her seat next to Hermione at the table.
"Is tomorrow all set for the adoption, Dad?" Harry asked as he held Teddy to his chest.
"Kingsley said that he will arrive around ten in the morning. He said the adoption process shouldn't take long." James said as he pulled Lily closer to him and kissing her head.
"Alright. Well I'm going to take Teddy up to bed. I'll be right back." Harry said, getting up from his chair.
"Harry, would you care if I took him?" Hermione asked.
"Uh, sure. That'd be great." Harry smiled as he watched Hermione jump up with glee and whisk Teddy away and up the stairs. "You know Ron, she'd be a great mum." The room laughed at the look on Ron's face. "I'm just giving you a hard time."
"You suck, mate." Ron said with a frown.
"Whatever." Harry laughed and turned to a tapping on the window. The owl that he sent to Draco had returned with an envelope in it's mouth. He turned and looked at Ginny who had a nervous look on her face. Harry got up from the table and opened the window, taking the letter from the owl and handing it an owl treat. "I'll be right back. Gin?"
Ginny smiled at her family and followed Harry into the sitting room. She saw Harry reading the letter. "Harry, what does it say?"
"Here," Harry said, handing her the letter. "read it."
I'm guessing that his name is still taboo, if Ron and Hermione said it and they showed up, it is more than likely. They think my father is still with them, however it is just an act. I'll help you and so will my mother. We'll work on my father, but I don't know if he'll be willing to. We need to meet in person to continue this conversation; I'm sure Hermione will tell you that this is a trick, if she even knows about this letter, but it is not. You've saved my life more than once and for that I am truly grateful, which is why I am compelled to help you. Please respond with a place and time when you would like to meet.
"Well he's going to help us." Ginny said, placing the letter down on the coffee table and sitting down next to Harry. "Do you think we can trust him?"
"I think so. I think that we need to meet him at the Ministry."
"The Ministry?" She questioned. "Wouldn't that be dangerous for him?"
"Care about him, do you?" Harry laughed, wrapping his arm around her and pulling her closely. "You better not leave me for him."
"Harry!" Ginny squealed as Harry tickled her, causing her body to jerk around. "Stop!"
"Not until you say the magic words!" He laughed, continuing to tickle her.
"I don't know what they are!"
"Hm, let's see. How about, Harry Potter is the most amazing husband in the world and I love him more than anything!"
"Ah!" She squealed again, Harry was very surprised that her brother's hadn't come in to make sure they weren't doing anything that they thought was inappropriate.
"Say it, or I won't stop!" He laughed again; he loved seeing that smile on her face.
"Fine! I love Harry Potter more than anything!" She cried. She was laughing so hard that she cried.
"What else?" Harry pushed, continuing to tickle her.
"Harry Potter is the most amazing husband in the world!" She let out a huge sigh as Harry stopped tickling her.
"Now was that so hard?"
"You're insane, Harry Potter."
"I'm insane about you." Harry said, squinting his eyebrows.
"That does not sound as good as 'I'm crazy about you.'" Ginny laughed.
"Well you didn't give me much to work with." He smiled.
"I love how you can take a serious conversation and turn it into a silly one." She smiled and kissed his nose. "But seriously, do you think going to the Ministry would be the best idea? You don't think it will turn on him?"
"No, I'll talk to Kingsley tomorrow, we have to tell him the whole story anyways. I'll just make sure that no harm will come to Malfoy."
"You know, Kingsley should just live here; we need to talk to him all the time."
Harry laughed. "He's a busy fellow."
"He is." Ginny said. "You need to tell Ron and Hermione."
"Okay. I will." He looked down at his wrist and stared at the watch that Ginny gave him for his birthday. "It's only nine."
"So, perfect time to talk to them."
"Can't I do it tomorrow?" Harry groaned, he definitely was not looking forward to telling them about writing to Malfoy.
"No, you can't put it off, love." Ginny said. "I'll go get them if you like." Harry nodded. Ginny got up off the couch and started walking to the door. She turned around to look at Harry, who was now staring at the fireplace. She walked up to him and kissed him lovingly on the lips. "For good luck."
He smiled and watched her walk out of the room.
Harry took a deep breath, hoping that his best friends would not freak out about this. He was doing this, not only to protect Ginny and Teddy, but for Ron and Hermione and the rest of their family. He knew that they were going to act rash and tell him not to do it but he hoped that he could get them to understand that he had to. He knew it had to be done.
"Ginny said you need to talk to us about something." Hermione said walking into the room and sitting on the couch opposite of Harry's. Harry watched as Ron and Ginny walked into the room as well, taking their spots next to Hermione and Harry respectively.
"Ginny said it was urgent." Ron said.
Harry turned to Ginny and raised his eyebrows. "Urgent?" He asked.
"It was the only way to get him away from the table, he wouldn't stop eating." Ginny whispered into Harry's ear.
"Don't tell me you're pregnant." Ron growled.
"No! Merlin no! I'm not pregnant." Ginny cried.
"You better not be." Ron snarled.
"Ronald! Calm down!" Hermione scolded. "Let them talk."
"Fine, go ahead." Ron said, motioning for them to start.
"As you know, we've been threatened. So I wrote someone that I know could help us." Harry started, really not wanted to continue.
"Who Harry? McGonagall?" Hermione asked.
Harry shook his head. It was now or never. "Malfoy."
Ron sat still for a second before jumping out of his seat. "Bloody hell, Harry! Malfoy was a Death Eater!"
"His family left the Death Eaters, however they are posing as if they are. Malfoy has said that he will help us and so will Mrs. Malfoy. They're not sure if Mr. Malfoy will but they'll work on him." Harry took a deep breath. "Draco says that we need to meet in person."
"Harry! You can't!" Hermione cried. "It could be a trap."
"He said you'd say that, and I can't say that that thought didn't cross my mind, so I think we need to meet at the Ministry."
"Harry." Hermione said, every part of her face held a look of worry.
"Mione, I don't need you to agree with me. I just need you to trust me."
"Harry, it's too risky."
"Hermione, remember what Remus said on PotterWatch? He said that Harry's instincts were almost always right."
"Ginny, it's Malfoy."
"He owes me at least two life debts, Hermione. It's going to be fine."
"Just please talk to Kingsley and your Dad." Hermione begged.
"I'm planning on it." Harry nodded.
"Okay." Hermione said, getting up and walking over to him and hugging him. "I just don't want you to get hurt.
"I think this is the only way I won't."
Hermione gave him a small smiled and then looked at Ginny, letting him know that she understood. "I think everyone is going to bed. We should too. Teddy's sound asleep."
"Thanks Mione." Ginny smiled and watched her best friend and brother leave the room.
"I think I'm going to head upstairs, you coming?" Harry asked, rubbing Ginny's hand.
"I'm going to go make sure everything alright with Teddy. You go one up, I'll meet you up there." She said, kissing his cheek and running off up the stairs.
Harry walked up the stairs and into his room. He closed the door and stripped down to his boxers and laid belly down on the bed, not bothering to move the covers. He looked at the stop next to his and couldn't wait until Ginny was there so he could hold her, that was one of the only things that brought him comfort. He was too deep in thought to hear the door open. He was pulled out of his thoughts when he felt Ginny straddle his back.
"What are you doing?" He laughed, trying to turn onto his back but was stopped by her pushing him back down.
"You're stressed, so I thought that I would help you relax." She said with a very seductive voice that sent a tinkle down his spine.
"And how do you plan on doing that?" He joked.
"Just shut up and enjoy." Ginny smirked and placed a silencing and locking charm on their bedroom. She turned back to Harry and placed her hands on his shoulders and massaged. She heard Harry groan with pleasure as she gently dug her fingers into his shoulders and upper back. Harry's moans only made her press her fingers further down into his back. She was completely unsure how he did it, but Harry turned around so that he was on his back and Ginny was still straddling his waist.
"As amazing as that was, it's not fair that I'm the only one wearing only knickers" Harry smirked and placed his hands at the hem of her shirt and gently slipped his fingers underneath and slowly lifted it up, smirking as Ginny lifted her arms up so her shirt could come completely off. Ginny frowned when Harry didn't reach for her bra.
"Don't think that you're going to be the only one topless." Ginny suggested as she led Harry's hand to the clasp on her back. She threw her bra onto the floor and leaned down and placed a kiss on Harry's chest, working her way up to his mouth, kissing him with as much passion as she could put into one kiss.
"We're still not even." Harry said as he undid the button on her pants.
Ginny squealed as Harry picked her up and flipped her on to her back. Harry kissed her stomach as she lifted up her hips so he could take off her jeans and panties. She lowered her hips and pulled down the covers and then quickly slipping off Harry's boxer and throwing them in a random direction. Harry caught her lips in another passionate kiss and placed the covers on top of them.
"I love you." said Ginny in between kisses.
"I love you too." Harry smiled down at her.
"Harry, make love to me." She gasped as Harry fulfilled her command.
Harry woke up feeling completely at ease. He looked to his side and saw only red hair. He laughed and gently pushed the hair away from his wife's face and smiled at her beauty. He placed a soft kiss on her forehead as he watched her stir.
"Good morning, beautiful." Harry said, as she leaned up to kiss him on the lips.
"Good morning. I had a great time last night." She smiled, batting her eyes at him.
He laughed, "I don't think I've ever had that much fun."
"Me either." She smiled, laying her head on his chest.
"Want to have another go?"
Ginny's head popped up, a huge smile plastered on her face. She leaned up, placing one hand on Harry's chest and the other on the back of his head, pulling him to her lips. Ginny's hand began to slip from Harry's chest down over his stomach, only stopping when they heard a banging on their door.
"Get up! Kingsley's here!" Ron's voice shouted through the door as he tried to turn the knob.
"Coming!" Harry yelled, he turned to Ginny and lowered his voice, "I'm glad the locking charm worked."
She laughed and kissed Harry one more time before getting out of bed and walking over to the closet. "You really have to stop watching me change Harry." She said as she looked down on the floor for her bra.
"It's not polite to stare."
Harry smirked and got out of bed, walking over to her as she pulled her shirt over her head. "You're my wife." He said. "I think it's alright for me to stare."
"I suppose." She smiled and finished getting dressed. She turned to Harry and stared as he finished getting dressed by buttoning up his shirt.
"Now who's staring." He laughed.
"Whatever." She laughed and grabbed his hand as they walked out the door and down the stairs to the kitchen.
"Good morning." Harry greeted his parents, most of the Weasley's and Kingsley.
"Ah, good mornin', Harry." Kingsley said, standing up to shake his hand. "I hear that there are a couple of reasons for my visit today."
"Yes sir." Harry said, sitting down at the table with Ginny. "First as you know, we'd like to adopt Teddy. We feel that would be the best for him." Harry waited for Kingsley to nod before continuing. "Also, I'm sure my dad has told you about the current situation with the Death Eaters, but Ginny and I have found something that will really help us."
"Which would you like to discuss first?"
"I guess the Death Eaters." Ginny said, looking at Harry, who nodded at her.
"Alright. What is this something that will help us?"
"We have been in contact with someone who is pretending to be on the inside." Harry said not beating around the bush.
"Harry!" Sirius yelled, jumping up and slamming his hands down on the table. "What in the hell do you think you're doing?"
"Sirius, it's fine. We have a plan to meet up with him. We want to do it at the Ministry so we will be the one's in control."
"Alright." Kingsley said, motioning for Sirius to sit down. Sirius did not take this lightly but knew it was not the time, so he sat.
"Although, he want Draco to be safe. We don't want anything to happen to him."
"Okay. I will arrange it for let's say tomorrow around noon?"
Harry nodded. "We want to make sure that our families are safe and that we are while we are at Hogwarts. We also need to be able to get our supplies but we don't want to go out and be vulnerable."
"We'll put up wards around the houses again and we'll remove any student that we think would harm you from Hogwarts. We will send someone to get all of the supplies the four of you will need."
"Alright. I think that is all on that matter right now."
"Shall we move on to the adoption?" Kingsley asked looking at Harry and Ginny.
Ginny grabbed Harry's hand and said, "Yes."
"Alright, let's move into the sitting room." The family all moved into the sitting down and sat in the back as Harry and Ginny kneeled down in front of Kingsley as he held Teddy in his arms. "Take out your wands." Ginny and Harry did as they were told. "Now each place the tip of the wands on Teddy. And say 'vedtage dette barn'"
Harry and Ginny repeated the spell and both felt a little dizzy. Harry looked down at the wand and saw that it had turned red and so had Ginny's. It must have been their blood, flowing into Teddy. The wands turned gold, Harry assumed that this meant the process was finished.
"Remove your wands." Kingsley said, watching the two teenagers do as they were told. "I present to you, Ted Remus Potter." He handed Teddy over to his mother, who couldn't stop smiling. Harry crawled over to his wife and son, placing his arms around them both and kissing their heads.
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