Harry watched Sirius closely until he left then he watched the door nervously.
Remus said, "Are you ok Harry?"
Harry said, "He'll be back right. And he's going to take me home with him and I won't have to go back to my Aunt and Uncle right?"
Remus said, "One of us will always be wherever you are."
Harry relaxed some but kept staring at the door.
Sirius caught up with Albus outside the door, "What are you going to do?"
Albus grimaced, "I'm going to check his living arrangements and speak with his relatives."
Sirius said, "I'm going to throw your own advice back at you. Harry's going to need you to teach him, don't do anything that will leave him without your help."
Albus sighed, "Thank you for reminding me of my obligation. I will endeavor to be polite, and I'll be taking Alastor with me just in case."
Sirius chuckled, "Ok, I'm going back to Harry now. We'll see you soon."
Harry finally relaxed completely when Sirius returned.
Healer O'Neal said, "Can I talk to you four over here?" They moved out of earshot and the Healer continued, "I have a lot of evidence of abuse here. I had to use skele-gro to get his arm to mend. That means that spot on his arm has been broken several times and repaired magically. I know Dumbledore is taking him away from his relatives but that won't heal the mental abuse that went along with all the physical abuse. I want him to see a mind healer."
Remus said, "I already noticed he's going to have abandonment issues. When Sirius left to talk to Albus, Harry was very tense. He only relaxed when Sirius came back in."
Healer O'Neal said, "Yes, he will be very clingy for a while. But the good news is he's young enough that he can be healed. Children have amazing recuperative powers ."
Sirius asked, "How much longer does he need to stay here?"
The healer said, "Physically he's nearly ready to leave. I don't want to keep him here too long. The longer he's here the more likely someone will try to sneak in. Aurors are here watching but I want him safely out, for his mental health. If a reporter was to come in and start asking question there is no telling how much damage they could do. Now we just need to test his ability to walk and hold his balance and if he does well you can take him home."
Sirius said, "I just got out yesterday. I don't have a place to take him yet."
Arthur said, "You both can come home with us until you find a place, and there is no hurry to find one. Being with us might help him heal faster. You'll be there and if you have to leave the kids will keep him company."
Sirius smiled, "Thanks Arthur, I can't imagine a better place for us to both heal."
The healer said, "Ok let me do the tests and we'll see how he's doing." He turned to Harry, "I need to do a few more test Harry are you up for that?"
Harry said, "What are they?"
He said, "You see this blue line on the floor? I want you to walk on it."
Sirius helped Harry out of the bed and over to the blue line. He let go of him but stayed close. Harry was a bit wobbly at first but in no time he was walking the line and back.
The healer said, "Now can you stand just on you right foot? Good now just your left. Good touch your nose with your right hand. Good now your left. Now bend over and touch your toes. Excellent you are in good physical health. You no longer need to stay at the Hospital. You will be going home with Sirius as soon as you're ready."
Harry smiled, "I'm ready."
Sirius said, "You want to get out of those hospital clothes?" Harry nodded, " We haven't been able to get you any of your clothes yet but we have some of Ron's old ones to get you by for a while. You can go into the loo to change, do you want me to help you?"
Harry grinned, "No, I can do it. Thank you." Harry took the bag of clothes and went to change. When he exited he said, "Wow, these are the nicest clothes I've ever had. Dudley's were never this nice."
Sirius didn't think he wanted to know what that comment meant, "Now Harry there is a very famous person here in the Hospital recovering from some injuries. There are a lot of photographers and reporters in the waiting area. Mr. Weasley is going to change our hair to red so we can get by them."
Harry asked, "Why do I have to change my hair, I'm not famous."
Sirius said, "Well this famous person has black hair and I don't want them to mob us because we have black hair."
Harry said, "Ok, will it hurt?"
Arthur said, "Not a bit. Ready?" Harry nodded and Arthur changed Sirius' and then Harry's hair.
Molly said, "Ok everyone lets go, come here Ginny I'll carry you."
Ginny pouted, "But I want Siwius."
Molly said, "But Sirius is carrying Harry."
Harry said, "I can walk. I just showed the healer."
Molly said, "I know dear, but it's so crowded you could get lost. And we don't want to lose you."
Harry said, "Could you carry me so Sirius can carry Ginny?"
Molly smiled, "Of course, come on." Arthur picked up Ron and Percy walked with him. Molly had Harry, with Fred and George, and Sirius had Ginny, with Bill and Charlie. They left the room and walked to the elevator. They took it to the first floor and exited to the mad crush in the waiting area. Remus had left first and was waiting for them outside.
When they got out Molly noticed Harry was shivering, "Are you ok dear?"
Harry said in a very small voice, "So many people."
Arthur hailed the Knight Bus and they all climbed aboard, Sirius said, "The ride can be a bit rough just remember we won't crash the magic won't let us." And with a bang the Knight Bus took off.
Harry was very scared but he tried not to show it. Sirius had said it wouldn't crash and he believed him. Harry sat on Molly's lap and watched the cars the bus was passing. After several near misses Harry asked, "Sirius were my Mum and Dad magical?"
Sirius said, "Yes, they were very good."
Harry was confused, "Then how come the magic didn't stop their crash?"
Sirius said, "What do you mean Harry?"
Harry said, "Aunt Petunia said my parents died in a car crash. Why didn't their magic stop it?"
Sirius said, "They didn't die in a car crash. They were hurt by a very bad man."
Harry said, "Oh." And he continued to watch the world fly by. Soon the bus was stopping at the Burrow and they all climbed out.
Sirius said, "Now Harry this is a magical household. You'll see a lot of magic in use so don't be scared ok."
Harry smiled and said, "Ok."
They reached the house and Sirius showed Harry around. Harry couldn't believe what he was seeing. Dishes were washing themselves and food that Mrs. Weasley would server for dinner was stirring it's self.
Sirius showed Harry the first floor but before they could head up the stairs the boys all ran outside to play quidditch. Harry wanted to go outside too.
Sirius said, "Now Healer O'Neal said you'll need to rest for a couple of days before you start playing outside with the other kids, we can go watch but no riding on a broom until the Healer says so."
They watched the older boys play but Ron and Ginny sat with Harry. An hour laterthey were called to dinner. After dinner Sirius finished showing Harry the house. They ended up in Bill's room, "This is where we will be sleeping."
It was late by that time so Sirius and Harry went to bed. It had been a long couple of days.