Title: The Great Mystery
Summary: When Harry Potter arrives at Hogwarts everyone is shocked to see that he looks just like Severus when he was in school. Severus is shocked as well and he finds himself on a road to uncover the great mystery.
Disclaimer: I don't own any of Rowling's characters and I'm making no money.
To Everyone: Thanks for reviewing and sorry about the lateness. I've been looking for my jump drive for a couple of days and I couldn't find it. I finally found it and I manage to finish this chapter. I hope that you like this chapter and I look forward to your reviews.
Chapter 24: Voldemort's Defeat
Harry rested in the wing for three days before the Matron, a hard man that reminded Harry of Poppy, finally let him go. When he got back to his dorm he put his damaged robes in a box where they would go to someone to get mended and would look as though nothing had happened to them.
"How are you feeling," Alice asked.
"Better but a little worn out," Harry answered.
"A letter came for you yesterday," Alice told him. "I don't know who it was from but it's on your desk."
"Thanks, what did I miss," Harry asked her.
"Well you missed Charms, the Dark Arts, Mage Studies, Potions, and History of Magic," Alice answered, "I have all the homework that they want done."
"Thanks," Harry said, taking the parchment from her and reading it over.
Most he would be done with by midnight.
A couple of hours later, while in the Library, his father walked up to him and sat down. Harry finished writing a sentence and looked up from his parchment.
"What are you working on?" his father asked him.
"History of Magic," Harry answered, "At least here it's taught by a live person."
His father grinned and said, "Binns was a bore in life as well."
"I figured that much," Harry said.
"Did you read Lupin's letter?" his father asked.
"I was going to but I got caught up with catching up," Harry admitted.
"Well I got a letter from Dumbledore and he told me that he got Remus to agree to adopt your cousin, Sally, as your Aunt has neglected her. I still can't believe they allowed that wolf to adopt but it's better than your cousin growing up in an abused house."
Harry sighed and shook his head. Why couldn't his Aunt be a loving parent to a child born with magic.
"So what are your plans this summer," Harry asked his father.
"We're returning to England and spending the summer at Prince Manor," his father answered, "Unless you want to stay here."
"No, I want to see Lupin and my cousin," Harry said.
"Good because I was considering inviting them over for a visit," his father said, grinning at him.
"As long as your not including Dudley in this visit."
"No, he's going to live in a orphanage," his father told him.
"Oh I bet Dudley hated that," Harry said.
"Don't know," his father said, "And I don't personally care."
Harry didn't care either.
"Now remember that I want to know if your going to keep the old questions or add news ones by the end of Easter," Dumbledore told the staff.
"Why would we change the questions," Professor Sprout said.
"Maybe to keep students from cheating," McGonagall snapped.
"Well my students aren't Slytherins," Sprout reminded her.
"Both of you, please," Dumbledore said, "I don't like it when the staff fight."
McGonagall glared at both Dumbledore and Sprout but said nothing. Dumbledore was grateful for that.
When they had left Dumbledore returned to his office and settled down, popping a lemon drop into his mouth. He sighed at the effects and turned to Fawkes.
"You've got it better off than me," Dumbledore told him, "At least you don't have to worry about a war."
Even though Dumbledore knew that Voldemort wasn't strong enough to come back he knew that it would only be a matter of time before it happened.
"Let's hope that Riddle doesn't find out that the stone is at Prince Manor," Dumbledore said and then the door opened and in walked Lupin.
"Albus, Ron's gone," Lupin told him.
Dumbledore stared at him and then asked, "What do you mean he's gone?"
"He was taken from St. Mungo," Lupin told him.
Dumbledore had a bad feeling that Riddle was involved. He looked at Lupin, "Make sure that Aurors find him. No telling where he's at."
"I'll do that," Lupin said and he left.
Dumbledore turned back to Fawkes, "What does Ron Weasley have that Riddle needs?"
Fawkes sang but the song gave no answers.
"So what exactly are we doing here," Ron asked Quirrell.
"You will get past McGonagall's giant chess set," Quirrell told him, "And then soon I'll have what I'm looking for and you'll get your reward for helping me."
Ron had been shocked and delighted when Quirrell had rescued him from St. Mungo. They were going on and on about how he was insane. Ron knew that he wasn't insane. This had been Snape and Potter's doing, sending him to St. Mungo like he was a nutty. Quirrell offered him a way to finally get back at both of them.
They got past the plant and the keys and soon they entered the giant chess set. Ron was the knight and Quirrell was the King. Ron told Quirrell were to go and he moved to that place. Everything about Chess felt natural to him and he was in his element. When they won they hurried into the next chamber where Quirrell made short work of the troll.
"Gross," Ron said.
"This way," Quirrell ordered and they entered the next chamber.
Two fires sprang up and Ron had to wait until Quirrell had figured out which potion was the right one. He drank it down and then gave it to Ron, who drank it too. They then passed and entered the final chamber.
Nothing was there.
"NO, THE STONE SHOULD BE HERE," Quirrell screamed.
He moved to the center of the room when suddenly a ball of fire came at him. Quirrell pulled out his wand but the spell that he used only made the flame bigger. It hit both Quirrell and Ron and both were turned to dust.
Dumbledore hurried down to the final chamber when he felt the alarms go off. Upon entering he found a vapor standing there. It turned and glared at him.
"Found someone to do your bidding," Dumbledore said.
"You moved the stone," Riddle said.
"Oh yes, I did," Dumbledore said, "And it was enough to fool you."
Riddle screamed and then vanished.
"Ron, you were a fool," Dumbledore muttered to the ashes and then they were blown away like a very bad memory.
Note: Boy Ron was stupid, wasn't he. Sorry about the short chapter but I wanted to get this uploaded. I almost lost the full file because I couldn't find my jump drive and I thought it was caught in the couch. I finally found it and now I can continue to post.