Over the span of 19 years, Harry Potter's demeanor had changed. In place of his shy, withdrawn self that everyone was used to seeing was a young, successful man with confidence and bravery that could have put the late Alastor 'Mad-eye' Moody in his place.
After the Battle of Hogwarts on May the second, 1998, he began looking at things from a different angle. Instead of thinking of people before himself, he occasionally chose to take a path of selfishness, and so that is what brought him in his high ranking, respectful position he was in to this day.
Not only was he the Hear Auror, he was also a member of one of the most popular, and loved families in the magical community.
3 years after his victory over the Dark Lord Voldemort, Harry 'grew some balls' in the words used by Ron Weasley, and proposed to his long-time girlfriend Ginny Weasley. And so, months later, on October the 31st – the anniversary of Lily and James' Potters' wedding, as well as their death – did they join in holy matrimony.
It was a small affair, with only family members, and those who were close to them that attended. Yet, it was a memory that will never be forgotten.
Only a month later did Ginny Potters' brother, Ron Weasley, get married to his long time crush and three year love Hermione Granger.
And just like that, Harry Potter got the life he always dreamed of. The life of normalcy.
It lasted a long time; 19 years, in fact.
He knew his normal, weight-free life would go down the drain sometime, and once again, Harry was right.
It was May the second, 2017, 2:33 am. And instead of having a long, relaxing sleep, Harry Potter sat in the darkness of his living room, staring contentedly into the fire with a million thoughts running through his head.
Today was a day for many celebrations. For one, his niece – so to speak – Victoire Weasley, was born on this day. She would be turning 18, he noted with a small smile on his face. He and Victoire were close; his godson, Teddy, was smitten with her, and he knew for a fact that today he would be proposing; even though she still hasn't left school. He could still remember the day she was born – the day he knew he wanted this with Ginny.
It was also the day when many died all those years ago on Hogwarts grounds. The day he lost many who were close to heart. Today they would be celebrating the lives of those whom didn't survive; Fred Weasley, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, and the list goes on.
But most of all, it was the day the Wizarding Wolrd was set free of the darkness that hung over them for over a decade. The day Harry Potter defeated Tom Riddle.
Paparazzi will be following me around all day today, Harry thought cynically to himself as he took a tiny sip from his glass of red wine.
He was cut short from his unorganized thoughts when he heard light footsteps coming down the stairs, followed by a small, scared female voice, "Daddy? Are you down there?"
Harry grinned as he set down his glass and turned in his seat, just as a young girl reached the door of the living room. "Lily, what are you doing up?" He asked, walking over to her and picking her up with ease.
"I couldn't sleep. The people out there celebrating woke me up" Lily said quietly as she rested her head on her fathers shoulder.
Her father chuckled deeply and walked over to the window, peering through the curtains at the large crowds surrounding his house, before quickly retreating so that they won't be seen. Caressing his daughters hair, he plopped himself on an armchair, setting Lily comfortably in his lap.
They sat there for a long time, listening in silence at the songs that were being sung outside, and it wasn't until the sun just began to rise did he feel Lily go limp in his arms. Looking down at her with a small, adoring smile on his face, Harry placed a light kiss on her forehead and gently lifted her up in his arms.
Yes, his life at that moment was perfectly normal. Yet, he knew it would never last. Nothing good ever lasts for Harry Potter.
And as the fireplace that was previously lit up with orange flame turned green, and the frightened face of his old Transfiguration professor, Minerva McGonagall, appeared did he know that the normalcy will soon end.
It was on May the second, 2017, at exactly 5:06 am, did the life he wished to have since he was a child, and was given, albeit momentarily, desolately came to a stop.
"Harry, we have a problem"
A/N: what do you think? If you've enjoyed it please review! I wont be updating frequently because I'm in my last year of MYP, and I'm required to work on my Personal Project; one that lasts 6 months! So please bare with me (:
- Roxy x