AN: So I've been watching "How I Met Your Mother" rather obsessively lately, and I thought it'd be fun to take the same idea and do it Harry Potter style. The difference though is that It'd be boring to tell how Harry and Ginny met, you all already know that story, you read the books. Instead this is how they got married. How they got back together, again.
This wont follow all the things Rowling said though, but it mostly does. Same pairings and children any ways. So I hope you enjoy my take on what might possibly could have happened to Harry after "The Flaw in the Plan" and before the Epilogue. Enjoy!
Chapter 1: How I Got Your Mother
"That was really great mum!" Lilly said, having just finished her first helping of dinner. Her brothers James and Albus were just starting their thirds.
"Thanks dear. It'll be nice when you three are out again and I can cook less." Ginny smiled, finishing off her own plate.
"Less? Seems like we cook more when the kids are in school." I said. "We have guests over almost every week."
"I guess you're right." Ginny said as she stared at our oldest son, James, with longing in her eyes. Here he was about to start his very last year at Hogwarts. It was so hard to believe.
She looked at me, and in that moment when her sad brown eyes meet mine I knew what she was thinking. How could he be so grown up?
"I think I'll go for a walk," She said, then rose from the table. The same table we'd had since we married, so very long ago.
"Could I join you?" I asked, rising as well.
She just nodded, tucking her seat into its place. "Any chance of you three clearing the table?"
Lilly sighed an "Alright" while the boys nodded and continued to stuff their faces.
It was a quiet evening with a relaxing breeze. Summer was ending and the leaves were beginning to hint orange and brown.
"I'm so glade we moved here," Ginny sighed dreamily. "This was the perfect place to raise the kids."
I nodded. "One of our best decisions." We headed down the same lane we have lived on for almost twenty years. I wondered if my parents had taken walks down this same street when they had lived here forty years before. Had Godric's Hollow been any different then?
"I can't believe how grown up they've gotten." Ginny sighed. "Seems like only yesterday I was pregnant for the first time and we were just moving in."
"I know what you mean."
"Now James is an adult and he wont be ours any more." Ginny sounded close to tears.
"Don't say that." I put a hand around her waist. "He'll always be ours, no matter what."
"But it wont be the same."
"You're right. But that's the way it's supposed to be."
Ginny sighed again. "It still hurts."
"I know love." I stopped and pulled her into a warm hug. "But some day, likely not too far off, he'll have children of his own. Then you'll be too busy spoiling your grandchildren to think of how old he's grown."
Ginny chuckled. "He really could use a good girl to settle him down."
We began walking again. There was peaceful silence for a few blocks until a thought struck me. "You know I think they're old enough to know how we got together."
"They already do." Ginny said. "We've told them plenty of times about you being best friends with Ron and such."
"No, I mean the full story."
Ginny considered this."Oh, well that's a very long story."
"I know, but don't you think they ought to know? We should pass it down. Let the tale live on."
"I suppose." Ginny agreed. "But only if you let me edit while you tell it."
"There are some things I'd rather our children didn't know."
Some of our less virtuous moments came to mind. "Oh, yes you're probably right. Tonight then?"
Ginny nodded. "That's probably best, they are leaving next week."
"What's going on?" James asked. The kids sat in the parlor on the couch across from us. Ginny and I sat on a sofa.
"I'm going to tell you how your mother and I got together."
"Oh!" Lilly clapped her hands together in enthusiasm. James on the other hand looked skeptical, Albus indifferent.
"Is this punishment or something?" James wanted to know. Ginny and I laughed.
"You might think so by the end." Ginny said through a giggle. "I'm going to straighten up the kitchen while your father begins." She left with a smile and shook her head anticipating what was to come.
"Well, any ways," I sat up straighter, "It all started way back in 2003."
AN: And thus the saga begins... Thanks for reading, and if you could, please review!