Chapter 8

Back to School

Harry couldn't believe how fast the month had gone by but he supposed that was to be expected with everything that had happened. Harry still had trouble believing everything. But he knew that it really had happened and he was going back to school in a week. He would be going to Diagon Alley to get his supplies later today. And he planned on talking to the twins about everything that had happened. He was sure he could at the very least trust them despite what their parents and probably the rest of their family was doing. He just had to make sure to keep a glamor on his arm to cover up his dark mark, as well as a glamor to make him look like he did before his inheritance. He shook his head as he remembered his conversation with his lord.

Voldemort had stayed true to his word and Sirius was now a free man. Harry heard a knock on the door and went to open it. Draco was impatiently standing there. Harry smiled.

"So you finally learned to knock before coming into my room did you?"

"Yes well walking in on your friend getting fucked by your father tends to do that to people. Anyway your mom sent me up here to tell you that breakfast was ready."

With that Draco walked off and Harry followed. Breakfast was about half way over when the Daily Prophet arrived. The owl dropped it in the middle of the table so they could all see the headline.

Dumbledore Lives?

By: Rita Skeeter

I know what you're thinking this article is going to be about. A touching expose on the life of Albus Dumbledore and how he still lives on in our hearts. Well normally you would be right. This time however the headline is literal. This reporter heard some very interesting rumors going around that the beloved Headmaster of Hogwarts is still alive. So I went to see of these rumors were true. I am writing this to tell you that they are. I sat down with Dumbledore and asked him how it was possible. He responded that during the winter holidays someone slipped a sleeping potion into his pumpkin juice and kept him locked up. He was not conscious for most of the time and wasn't aware of anything going on in the outside world. He finally gained enough strength to break out of the room that he was being held in. He made his way to Hogwarts and was immediately seen to by resident mediwitch Poppy Pomfry. I am pleased to tell you that he has made a full recovery and will be resuming his post as headmaster when the new school year begins on September 1st. While I had him there I took the chance to ask his thoughts on Sirius Black being innocent. He said that he was happy and relieved that someone he saw as a son was able to live his life again. He also expressed his concern for Harry Potter who is still missing. He does plan however to wait until the start of school to proceed on any course of action to and to make sure that he is not hiding out after the attack on his family. If he does not show up at the school then they will assume that he has been kidnapped. So my dear readers we will see if The-Boy-Who-Lived is simply staying safe or if Dumbledore has made a decision that could cost the boy hero his life.

Everyone was silent as they finished the article. Waiting to see who would say what first. It was Harry.

"Well they won't have to wait much longer to find out. Will they?"

"This is true pup. Are you ready to go?"

Sirius and Remus were waiting for him by the door. Harry stood up and they went to the sitting room and floo'd to the Leaky Cauldron. When they entered Diagon Alley every person there stopped to look at the tree men standing there. Then as if the spell they were under had been broken all hell broke loose. Everyone wanted to get at the golden boy. Suddenly there was a cloud of smoke and a shouted spell. When the smoke cleared everyone was frozen. With the exception of five people, Harry, Sirius, Remus, and the Weasley twins. Harry smiled gratefully when he saw the red heads.

"Thank you."

"No problem"

"Mate. Now let's"

"Get out of here."

The five wizards made their way to Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. As they entered the shop and put up silencing and locking charms the spell outside broke. The people stood there trying to figure out where The-Boy-Who-Lived had gone. When they couldn't find him they went back to their shopping. Inside the twins lead their three guests to the room above the shop. When they got there they all sat down. The twins looked at Harry expectantly. Harry sighed.

"We need to talk."

"Harry, do you really think that is a good idea?" Sirius interrupted.

"I trust them but if it makes you feel better." Harry turned to the twins. "I need you two to swear an oath on your magic that whatever is said in this room doesn't leave the room."

The twins took out their wands and swore that they wouldn't speak a word of the following story.

"Good. Now the night before my seventeenth birthday I received a letter."

At this Harry pulled out the letter that his mother had sent them and handed it to Fred and George so they could read it. Harry watched their faces change as they read through the letter. From shock and disbelief to horror and anger. When they finished they handed it back to Harry.

"She was right my inheritance hurt, so much so that I passed out. When I came to I was with my parents at Malfoy Manor. We all ended up falling asleep together. When I woke up I went to the bathroom to take a shower when I looked in the mirror I got a huge shock. I had cat ears and a tail." As he said this he removed the glamor to reveal the appendages. "Also I could see perfectly without my glasses. After my parents woke up we went down to the kitchen and ate breakfast while we talked. They told me how they were friend up until their sixth year when Severus called Lily a mudblood. He tried to apologize after that but she wouldn't listen. My dad had planned on apologizing to my mom until she accepted it. However, my mom's birthday is during the summer just like mine. And just like me she got a letter a few minutes before midnight. It said that she was adopted and that her parents were cait sith. The next day when Severus showed up to say he was sorry she realized that he was her mate but by that time he had already become a death eater. Lily said that they would go to Dumbledore and explain and Severus could spy for them. When they got there they overheard him talking to someone else. He said that he planned on giving Lily a potion that would make her think that the person whose blood was in the potion was her mate. The person was James Potter. When they heard this they ran and hid in the shrieking shack until they figured out what to do. They finally decided that they would go to the Dark Lord and explain everything. Then they would go to Dumbledore and tell him how out of desperation Severus had joined Voldemort and Lily would suggest that he spy as a way of penance. Then he would make an antidote to the potion and they would pretend like it worked. Then after a while they would kill James and fake mine and Lily's deaths. Well somehow Dumbledore found out about it and on the night that they planned to do it he showed up and took my mom and cast the killing curse on Voldemort. He also cast a curse on me, one that gave me a scar." Harry waved his hand and the glamor on his forehead fell away leaving only the one covering his mark. "In my fifth year he did almost the same thing. He took Sirius and put him in the dungeon with my mom. At the Department of Mysteries the Sirius that we saw was just some random order member polyjuiced as him. The day after I arrived at Malfoy Manor the Dark Lord requested to meet with me. When I got there he lead me into a sitting room and he told me about Sirius. Then he told me that I had two options, either I could not take the mark and spy for him when I went back to school in which case I would have to act like nothing ever happened and act like the Golden Boy or I could take the mark and become a death eater if I chose that one I would have to be resorted. However as you know I have never wanted to be a part of this war and I told him that. So he made me a deal if I joined him, weather as a spy or a death eater he didn't care, he would turn wormtail in and get Siri's name cleared. So that night I took the mark." And with that Harry dropped the final glamor.

The twins looked at each other and seemed to have a silent conversation. They turned back to Harry.

"Just a few questions." This came from Fred.

"Okay."

"Question one." George said as he held up his finger.

"Who was it"

"That was talking"

"With Dumbledore?" They finished together.

Harry looked down. He was afraid they would ask that question.

"It was your parents."

"We figured that. Since you entered Hogwarts we have had more money than usual still not a lot but more than we were used to. Mom and Dad just told us that he got a raise at work. But the other day when we were having dinner at the burrow we overheard Ron and Hermione talking about you. Something along the lines you being an attention seeking prat. Surprisingly enough Charlie started in on them before we got the chance to." Harry was amazed when George finished talking partially from what they said but also because Fred hadn't said a word during the whole speech.

"So you guys aren't going to yell at me?"

"No but we"

"Do have"

"A couple more questions."

Harry shook his head as the twins started their normal way of talking again.

"Ask away."

"Question two."

"You said something"

"About a mate"

They gave Harry a look that told him clearly what they wanted to know but he still decided to tease them a little bit more.

"Yeah what about it?"

"Oh come"

"On stop teasing"

"Us. Do you"

"Know who yours is?"

"Yes."

"Who is it?!" They both yelled at the same time. Harry smiled.

"I'll give you three guesses."

"Sirius?"

"No."

"Remus?"

"No."

"It's not Voldemort is it?"

"No."

"Tell us."

"Lucius Malfoy"

Fred and Georges jaws dropped at that.

"You are lucky. That man is sex on legs."

George stated and his brother shook his head in agreement.

"So is his son."

"Wait you two like Draco?"

"Oh come on. Even you can't deny that the boy is gorgeous."

"I prefer older men." Harry said with a smile.

"Okay last question."

"Can you set up a meeting with your lord?"

Harry and Sirius sat there in stunned silence for a few moments then the green eyed boy shook his head.

"I will set it up. Do you think Charlie might feel the same way as you do?"

"Yeah Charlie and Bill both."

"Okay talk to them and let me know. So do you two just think Drake is hot or do you actually like him?"

"Oh we like him."

Harry smiled. Good. They talked for a little bit longer then Harry, Sirius and, Remus left to get Harry's school things. Before they walked out the door the three men put on glamors so that they wouldn't be recognized. The first place they went to was Gringotts to get some money then to Madam Malkin's. After they left the robe shop they went to get Harry's books. An hour later they had finished shopping and their shrunken purchases were stowed away in their pockets they made their way back to the Leaky Cauldron and floo'd back to Malfoy Manor. Harry went to his room and put his things away. After he was done he went to look for Draco. He found the blonde haired teen in his room. They sat down across from each other on the bed.

"Hey Drake why does your family hate the Weasley's so bad?"

"Because the personalities of our families just clash. It's not because we hate each other we just aren't compatible. Though not all of them are like that."

"Oh I guess I never thought of it that way. So which ones are different?"

"From what I hear the two oldest as well as the twins." Draco said with a blush.

"Look at that blush! Someone has it bad. The question is which one?"

The blush grew. "The twins"

"Both of them?"

"Like I could choose only one of them."

"Good."

After that comment Harry left the room leaving behind a stunned Draco. He made his way to the dining room and found his parents sitting at the table talking to Siri and Remy. He sat down next to his father and sat quietly while he waited for their conversation to end. When it did Siri turned to him and told him that he had arranged for the twins to meet with their lord the following Saturday at five. After they had dinner Harry went back up to his rooms and wrote a letter to the twins letting them know about the meeting and telling them that they could floo to Malfoy Manor. He also asked about Bill and Charlie. As he was writing the letter Lucius walked in.

"Hey Luc, the twins have a meeting with our Lord on Saturday and I was wondering if it would be alright if they joined us for dinner."

"I don't see why that would be a problem. Just the two of them?"

"Most likely all though there is a chance that the two oldest Weasley's might join them as well."

"Really?"

"Yup."

Harry finished the letter and sent it off with Hedwig. Harry stripped down to his boxers and slid under the covers pressing his back to Lucius' front smiling as his mate put an arm around his waist. Saturday came and Harry was in the sitting room waiting for the four Weasley's to arrive. Suddenly the floo flared to life. And out stepped four men with identical smiles and red hair. Harry smiled as they walked forward one by one to hug him. When Harry had hugged the last Weasley he floo'd with them over to Riddle Manor and led them to the same room where he'd had his first meeting with Tom. Harry opened the door for them and led them into the room. Just like with him Voldemort greeted the four red heads then took them back one by one. When the meetings were over they all gathered in the main room.

"Now all that is left is for you to tell me who you want to be there for your initiation."

"Just a couple of questions."

The Dark Lord nodded his head and the eldest Weasley continued.

"Are all of us going to be done at the same time or one by one?"

"One by one unless you want to be marked together."

Fred jumped in with a question.

"Can the person we choose refuse to be there?"

"No."

At this Fred shared an evil smirk with his twin. The Dark Lord asked if they wished to be marked separately or all together and who they wanted to be with them. Unsurprisingly to Harry Bill and Charlie decided to be marked alone while the twins wanted to be together. What did shock Harry was that both of the older Weasley's wanted him to be with them. Harry smiled and shook his head when he heard Fred and George's choice. Draco would never be the same. Voldemort told them to meet the next night at eight and they would get their marks. The five men floo'd back to Malfoy Manor and entered the dining room. Bill sat next to Severus with Charlie on the other side of him, Harry took his seat between his mother and Lucius leaving the twins to sit across from him on either side of Draco. After dinner the four Weasley's went back to their homes.

The rest of the week passed uneventfully. The marking ceremonies were completed and Harry was ready to go back to school. He was sitting in a compartment on the Hogwarts Express with Draco waiting for the train to get to Hogsmead. Both of the heads in the compartment looked up when they heard the door open.

"What are you doing in here Ferret? Get out!" Ron's face was almost as red as his hair and it only got redder when Harry stood up and told him that he should follow his own advice. The red head ran out the door being chased by Harry and Draco's laughter. Back in the compartment the blonde closed the door and put up a strong locking charm. The two of them sat back down and talked for the rest of the ride. They stayed with each other until they walked into the Great Hall when they had to separate and go to their house tables. Harry sat by himself at the end of the table closest to the doors. Then just like every year before the doors opened and the first years walked in and the sorting hat started to sing. After all of the newbies were sorted Albus stood up to begin his speech, however before he could begin Harry stood up.

"I want to be resorted!"