Disclaimer: I do not own the wonderful story of Harry Potter.

Thank You Mr. Potter

Dear Mr. Potter,

Firstly, happy belated birthday! I'm sorry it's late, but life has a way of bringing things up.

I have followed your story for ten years. I laughed with you, I felt triumph when your foiled opponents, I cried with you and I grew up with you.

You see, I was also eleven when I was with you when you received your Hogwarts letter. I was with you on your first day at Hogwarts, during your first Quidditch match and I said goodbye with you at the end of that year.

But I came back. I came back every year.

I came back and tried to solve the mystery of the Chamber of Secrets, I felt the sting of injustice over the wrongly imprisoned Prisoner of Azkaban, I felt dread when your name came out of the Goblet of Fire, I gained respect for the Order of the Phoenix, I felt conflicted over the identity of the Half Blood Prince and I felt every thrill, all the mystery around the Deathly Hallows.

And thank you for it.

I cried with you when Sirius died, when Dumbledore died, when Hedwig and Mad Eye died, when innocent Dobby died, when Fred, Lupin, Tonks and Colin died. I cried when I found out the tragedy that Snape's life had been and when you bravely walked willing into death.

And thank you for it. You will always, always be worth my tears.

And thank you for being my friend.

You've all been my friends all these years. You, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, Luna, Fred and George, Hagrid, everyone.

Your mentors have been mine too. Professor Dumbledore taught me making choices is one of the most important things a person can do, Professor Lupin taught me that even someone frowned upon just might be a good person, Moody taught me to watch my back and to be careful who I trust.

I've experienced so much with you, I've felt so much with you, I've traveled so many places with you and I've even learned many things from you.

And now many people say it's over, that your tale is finished, that the book is closed.

But you know what I think Mr. Potter?

I think it's not over. Your tale will never be finished, not as long as there's someone willing to open the book again.

I'm still experiencing with you, I'm still feeling with you, I'm still traveling with you, and I'm still learning with you.

You're still here with me. You're still my friend. You always will be.

And I'll be only too happy to go back with you, be there with you over, and over, and over again.

Your faithful fan, friend and companion,

R.R.G.

The End

A/N: I do hope it wasn't too sappy. I was originally going to sign with my pen name, but that didn't feel personal enough, so I used my initials.