A/N: Just a short fanfic showing the character's reactions to finding out about each other's deaths. I always liked the "reading the books" stories, but I wouldn't have the patience to finish one. First fanfic so please, no flames! R/R
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter or any of the characters mentioned in this story. They belong to JK Rowling, who (sadly) is not me. Nor do I own the "In Remembrance speech, although I did edit it to suit the story. Basically, anything you recognise, I don't own.
Albus Dumbledore was sitting in his office, contemplating what to do about Harry Potter, when a letter appeared, along with a few pieces of blank paper. Immediately wary, he pulled out his wand and waved it over the parchment, muttering a revealment charm, to which it did not respond. Satisfied, he picked up the letter and started to read.
Dear Albus Dumbledore
I know this is hard to believe, but this letter is from the future. As I'm sure you already know, this letter bears no curses or charms, but I probably need to offer you some proof. You, Albus Dumbledore, once told me, Harry James Potter, that you saw a pair of woollen socks when you looked into the Mirror of Erised. I know this is a lie. When you look into the Mirror, you see an image of yourself and your family, reunited and happy. I know this because I come from the future, a future where many people from both sides of the war are dead. On these pieces of paper is a speech written for a remembrance service that I myself , it will only reveal itself one line at a time. You must read it aloud to all of Hogwarts. Other people will join you as you start.
Dumbledore stared, stunned, at the letter in his hand, his mind reeling. Was this really from the future? It must be, otherwise how could they have known about the Mirror of Erised. In which case, how far in the future? Was Voldemort dead?
There was only one way to find out.
Harry Potter was walking to Charms with his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, when he heard Dumbledore's voice echo through the halls.
"All students and teachers must return to the Great Hall immediately"
Harry stopped dead, causing Ron to walk into him.
"Ouch! Harry, why'd you stop?" asked Ron, picking himself up off the floor.
"It's a bit odd isn't it," said Harry, "We just had lunch, why would Dumbledore want us to go to the Great Hall now?"
"I dunno, maybe he thought we deserved some more food," replied Ron, as his stomach gave a huge rumble, "can't say I'm complaining."
"Oh honestly Ron!" Said Hermione, turning around and marching back towards the Great Hall. "It must be something really important if he's cancelling lessons for it. I mean, it is our O.W.L year after all."
"Maybe it's something for the Order," mused Harry, cutting off Ron's retort, "It would make sense if it's something to do with Voldemort."
They had just entered the Great Hall, and as usual, the stares and whispers followed Harry as he crossed to the Gryffindor table and sat down next to Ginny, the twins, and Neville.
"No, Harry, it can't be," replied Hermione, "He's invited the whole school remember? He won't just reveal the Order's existence to a load of children, especially as a quarter of them are the kids of Death Eaters!"
"Okay, okay, it was just an idea!" said Harry, annoyed, "Well what do you think it's about then?"
"I'm not sure," said Hermione thoughtfully, "Maybe it has something to do with one of the teachers…"
Before Ron could say something scathing, Dumbledore stood up, and the Hall fell silent.
"I am sure you are all wondering why I called you all here when you should be in lessons." He said, surveying the school, "but I found it necessary to do so. You see, I have come across some pieces of parchment. From the future."
At this, muttering broke out across the Hall.
"I know," said Dumbledore, raising his voice, "that this seems impossible, but I have been given proof that assures me that it is true. On this parchment is written the many deaths which will occur from this time onwards. It is a speech written for a memorial service, but I doubt it will tell us everyone who died in the war. Now we must wait until some people join us." As Dumbledore finished, there was a flash of bright yellow and a puff of smoke, which cleared to reveal Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Alastor Moody, the rest of the Weasley family, and a large black dog, which bounded over to Harry and knocked him off his seat.
"Sirius, what are you doing here?" Harry whispered, "Malfoy might recognise you again!"
The dog simply looked at him with a doggy grin on his face.
"I don't think Malfoy can do anything about it now Harry," whispered Hermione in Harry's ear, "If he did he would have to admit that his dad's a Death Eater and that wouldn't go down too well would it?"
"I suppose not," said Harry, still reluctant to let the matter go, "but you still shouldn't be here."
Meanwhile, the others had sat down next to them, all except for Percy, who sat a few seats down from his family, not looking at them.
"So," said Bill, "Anyone going to tell us why we were all suddenly transported into Hogwarts when that's supposed to be impossible?"
They quickly outlined the situation, before turning back to Dumbledore.
"Now that we're all sorted." He said, watching with amusement as the dog jumped onto Gryffindor table and started to eat all food in sight, "I must warn you. We are about to read about the deaths of many people, some of them probably in this room. It will be difficult, but if we are to change the future, we must read."
Immediately, the atmosphere became tense, and Padfoot even stopped eating and sat in between Harry and Lupin instead. Everyone glanced fearfully at the people near them, wondering who had died…
Dumbledore stared at the page, on which words had begun to appear, in shock. This would be very difficult for all of them.
He cleared his throat, and began.
…In Remembrance of Severus Snape…."
At this people gasped and started at the Potions Master in shock. Yes they all hated him, but none of them wanted him dead.
Snape was chalk white, his fists clenched. How did it happen, did the Dark Lord find out about his true loyalties.
Harry was shocked, and so was Lupin. Harry was surprised to find himself sad, but he supposed that he could not help it. Even Padfoot had a dimmed light in his eye
After a moment of silence, Dumbledore continued.
….A Slytherin who died like a Gryffindor…
Everyone looked at each other. How did that happen?
Dumbledore smiled-he knew that Severus Snape was the bravest person he knew.
...without all the red and gold crap.
The words sounded so odd coming out of Dumbledore's mouth, that most people couldn't help but snort, although the Gryffindors looked offended. Immediately the laughter was stifled, as they realised that this was talking about someone's death.
Dumbledore had frozen as he looked at the next line, then glanced over at the Weasley family, which was not missed by Lupin, who watched them fearfully.
Dumbledore took a deep breath and carried on.
…In Remembrance of Fred Weasley…
This line had an infinitely larger reaction.
"NOOOO!" shrieked Molly, as she flung herself on Fred, who sat there shocked, staring at the parchment in Dumbledore's hand. "Not Freddie…not Freddie...not Freddie"
She was soon joined by her husband, who hugged Fred, tears streaming down his cheeks.
"Mum, Dad" said Fred gently, prying himself out of his mother's grip, "I'm not dead yet and I certainly don't plan on going soon. This is what this is for. To stop these deaths before they can happen." He gave his twin a sad smile, "Right George?"
George sat there, staring at his twin in horror. His twin…his partner in crime… his other half…gone forever…
He shook his head. No. this wasn't going to happen, he would stay by Fred forever and would never let him go. And with that, he got up and joined his mother and father in hugging Fred, shortly joined by Ron, Charlie, Bill and Ginny, all of whom had tear tracks running down their faces. They did not need to talk. As long as they had their family, they would be alright, for they would protect each other till the end.
Percy was watching with a frozen expression on his face. Fred-his brother-might die in the next few years and he might not have made up with him. He might have never had a chance to tell him he was sorry for everything…
With a strangled cry, he run forward and hugged his brother as hard as he could, tears streaking his face.
"Perce…"said Fred softly.
"I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry" Percy cried as he was enveloped into the Weasley family hug.
They were a family once more.
Harry and Hermione watched this reunion awkwardly. They were devastated to here that Fred might die, and they did not want to interrupt this family moment. Padfoot whined and lay his head on Harry's lap, as Lupin put a hand on Harry's shoulder.
Soon enough, the Weasleys sat down together and Dumbledore continued reading.
…Who fought bravely to the very end…
Fred gave a watery smile here. Of course he would.
…And whose jokes will forever brighten his other half…
Everyone held their breath-was George dead too?
…And will loyally await his soul mate and brother…
Everyone-even the Slytherins-let out a breath they didn't realise they were holding. At least George was still alive.
… with many jokes…
...he's got forever to think of them, right?
"Well then, they better be good by the time I get there." Joked George.
"Yeah well, if this does happen in the future-"
"Which it won't"
"Yes, then I won't want to see you for a very long time."
"Well that's nice!" huffed George, turning his back childishly.
Everyone laughed, releasing some of the tension in the room.
The smile left Dumbledore's face as the next line appeared on the parchment. He sighed-How many were they to lose?
….In Remembrance of Remus J. Lupin….
Everyone gasped and stared at Lupin, who looked shocked.
The great black suddenly leaped onto the table and howled at the sky before pouncing on Lupin and looking at him with what was unmistakably a glare. Everyone who didn't know about Sirius looked at each other, confused. It looked like the dog understood what was going on.
Lupin patted Padfoot and gave him a small smile.
"Well at least I'll get to see James and Lily again" he said.
Tonks got up from her seat, marched up to him and slapped him round the face.
"That's for dying!" she hissed, "Now you better not die this time round."
She had tears in her eyes but was glaring at him fiercely. Her normal pink hair had turned brown.
"Dora…" said Remus
"Don't you Dora me!" she said her hair turning red, "How could you? How could you leave us? Leave Harry? Leave me!"
She froze, as she realised what she had said.
But she was cut off as Remus grabbed her and kissed her on the lips. There were cheers from around the Hall, and some catcalling from the Weasley twins.
They broke apart and Remus looked at her, horror-struck.
"I-I'm sorry," he stammered, "I shouldn't have. You deserve better than me-"
"Oh, just shut up and kiss me you idiot," said Tonks before pulling him back to her.
It was very romantic until the scene was ruined by a large black dog pouncing on both of them and knocking them to the floor.
"Padfoot!" Lupin yelled pushing the dog over and helping Tonks too her feet, "If I wasn't so happy you would be so dead right now."
Padfoot barked and grinned at him.
Remus and Tonks sat down next to each other, both glowing with happiness.
Dumbledore watched this scene with amusement before continuing.
...the last real Marauder...
Everyone who knew about Sirius froze, the happiness draining out of the air. Surely that didn't mean…
…Who was not just a wonderful father…
Lupin spat out the pumpkin juice he was drinking all over Padfoot who growled at him, shaking his fur.
He was then ambushed by a series of congratulations, for him and Tonks, as she was most likely the mother. Lupin however, looked sad.
"My kid will never know me." He said looking at the floor.
"Don't worry, I'll tell him/her all about you." Said Tonks, stroking his hair.
….an incredible husband
Lupin and Tonks smiled at each other.
and brave hero…
...but was also a freakin' awesome werewolf…
This caused a fresh spout of laughter from everyone but Umbridge, who looked disgusted.
However, the twinkle in Dumbledore's eye faded as he read the next line. He guessed the child would grow up without either of his parents after all.
….In Remembrance of Nymphadora Tonks…
There was a cry of "No!" from all who knew her, as tears filled her eyes.
Lupin was pale and horror struck, staring at his new girlfriend.
"I'll make you a deal," he choked out in a strangled voice. "I won't die if you won't."
She gave him a watery smile,.
"Deal," she said, but then her face fell
"Oh no, what about the child!"
Everyone looked sad at this, feeling pity for the child that would grow up without his parents.
Harry, who had not spoken in a while, looked down at this. The kid would have the same childhood as him, without a parents love.
The truth was, Harry was terrified. Lupin, Fred and Tonks were bad enough, but what if one of his friends died? What if on this list were the names of Hermione or Ron? Of Ginny or Neville?
Shaking his head, he looked up at Dumbledore who continued.
…who chose what was right, not what was easy…
Everyone who recognised these words smiled, while Tonks looked proud. Of course she would.
…and who died for 'the greater good'…
"Well that makes me feel special," She huffed, crossing her arms, causing everyone to laugh.
...and would probably hex me for calling her Nymphadora…
"Wow, this person knows me really well." Said Tonks, while Remus chuckled and everyone who had ever called her Nymphadora shuddered.
…In Remembrance of Peter Pettigrew…
Most of the school looked confused, but some looked sad, knowing his story. However, the members of the Order and the students who knew about Sirius' innocence growled and threw dark looks at the parchment.
"Wait a minute, that means he's dead in the future!" said Ron looking elated.
"Yes!" Yelled Fred and George while the Order, Harry and Hermione looked happy at this news.
Padfoot barked, wagging his tail furiously, a maniacal doggy grin on his face.
Lupin smiled widely. He was celebrating the death of the traitor who had split his friends apart. His friend Peter had died 14 years ago.
Dumbledore cleared his throat.
"I have to say that not everyone on here will be good."
This statement brought confusion on the part of the hall who knew the story of Peter Pettigrew, the great hero. Why would Dumbledore say that when Pettigrew was good?
…Who must've been an alright guy to start with…
Lupin smiled sadly. He was once. He was once their friend.
…And who helped out Harry in the end…
"He did?" said harry, looking confused, "Why would he do that?"
Ron and Hermione looked at him clueless, but Dumbledore answered.
"I believe that it refers to the life debt he owes you."
Harry nodded in understanding, but the rest of the school looked confused.
"Excuse me sir," said Ernie McMillan, "But how could Pettigrew owe Harry a life debt if he has been dead for fifteen years?"
"All is not as it seems Mr McMillan, all is not as it seems…" said Dumbledore leaving most people more confused than before.
…who am I kidding, he was worthless and pathetic...
Padfoot barked in agreement while Lupin, Harry, Ron and Hermione nodded their heads vigorously. Everyone else was completely lost.
"But he was a hero," whispered Susan Bones, "How could he be worthless and pathetic?"
"All is not as it seems Susan," replied Justin, "I guess we will just have to wait and see."
...proof that not all Gryffindors were good…
"The Slytherins nodded."
…In Remembrance of Gideon and Fabian Prewett…
Everyone sighed as they already knew this one.
…Who had some freakin' awesome nephews…
The Weasley boys smiled and Fred and George took bows, whilst Ginny pouted.
"Better…" she muttered.
…And who died fighting for the Order of Phoenix…
Dumbledore sighed as he saw the next name. How many would be lost?
…In Remembrance of Dobby…
"No!" cried Harry, before being comforted by his Ron and Hermione who had tears in their eyes.
Malfoy had started at the name of his old house elf, but was not very sad. They were just servants after all. But how did Potter know the elf that his father had sacked?
The rest of the Hall was very confused. Who was Dobby?
…Who was more free and full of more love…
...than any elf, and most humans.
"So true." Muttered Harry, still looking at the table in grief for all those lost, and all those more to come.
Most people wondered why Harry was so upset about an elf.
…and who wore some freakin' awesome socks…
Everyone who knew Dobby grinned, remembering the elf's odd fashion sense.
…In Remembrance of Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody….
There was not much room left to grieve anymore, but Harry still felt a gut-wrenching pang when he heard these words. Tonks gave a strangled cry and started to sob into Lupin's shoulder.
Moody looked grim, but resolute.
"It happens to all of us," he said to Tonks,"and as long as I went in battle, I'll be happy."
Dumbledore watched his old colleague sadly before looking back at the parchment which was spelling out new words.
'constant vigilance' kept him alive…
Said Dumbledore his eyes twinkling
...and scared the crap out of some kids too.
Everyone who had Moody as a teacher smiled nostalgically.
Dumbledore's eyes lit up at the next line. At least they didn't die in vain.
…In Remembrance of Tom Marvelo Riddle
"YES!" yelled Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny and everyone else who knew Voldemort's real name.
"YES, YES, YES"
Dumbledore continued for the sake of the people who were staring at the Gryffindor table as if they were mental.
"HE REALLY IS BACK!"
Everyone was on their feet, dancing and yelling and cheering. There was no doubt about it now, everyone believed he was back. Even some of the Slytherins were cheering except people like Malfoy and the other Death Eater kids. They were however having second thoughts about joining. They wanted to make sure they were on the winning side after all…
After about 5 minutes Dumbledore called for Order and continued.
…who was pretty cool, and cute when he was younger…
"Who wrote this?"
…but who got his ass thoroughly kicked in the end…
…all because he thought a one year old was threatening him…
All faces turned towards Harry who shrugged.
The Order however, looked at each other. Did Harry really do it? Did he really manage to defeat the Darkest Wizard of all time?
…In Remembrance of Cedric Diggory…
The mood immediately turned sombre in respect.
...who died for being in the wrong place at the wrong time…
Cho had tear tracks running down her cheeks.
...and who shall forever be the spirit of what Hufflepuff stood for...
The Hufflepuffs nodded sadly.
…In Remembrance of Frank and Alice Longbottom…
Everyone but the Order, Harry, Hermione and the Weasleys looked sadly at Neville who was looking at his feet. Was this why he was brought up by his grandmother?
…who lie in St Mungo's …
Now people were looking confused. What had happened to them?
…Driven to insanity by the Dark Side…
Everyone who didn't know gasped, and stared at Neville in pity, who was still staring at the floor with tears in his eyes.
…But who must have been pretty awesome to have a son like Neville…
"Here, here!" shouted the Gryffindors while the Slytherins rolled their eyes. Neville looked up with a smile on his face. He was awesome?
Dumbledore sighed as he read the next line. Not that he hadn't been expecting it but it was still a bit of a shock. Hesitating for a moment, he read.
…In Remembrance of Albus Dumbledore…
"WHAT!" came the unanimous cry from around the Hall. Then the whispering started. Harry sat, shocked at this latest reveal. "How could Dumbledore die? He had always been there, annoying and cryptic but always solidly there. What would happen to Hogwarts? He had never considered the possibility of Hogwarts without Dumbledore. It just didn't seem right.
Dumbledore cleared his throat and silence fell.
"I am not invincible. Even the strongest of us must sometimes fall, and when my time comes, I am sure that I will be ready. Death is but the next great adventure after all, and I pray that you continue on your lives when I am gone. But for now, I am still whole and alive, so let us continue now.
…whose past and wisdom confused us…
Here Dumbledore froze. Did this person somehow know about his dark past? Would it be common knowledge in the future? People were starting to discuss in whispers now, so before anyone could speak, he continued.
…whose seeming betrayal shocked us…
"Now the whispers broke out in earnest. It was as though there was a swarm of bees attacking the Great Hall. Dumbledore? Betrayal? The two words did not fit in the same sentence, it was like an oxymoron. Dumbledore was the must trusting and trustworthy person any of them had ever known, even the Slytherins admitted that, although they thought it in a scathing tone.
Lupin and Padfoot were shaking their heads in denial. They had been betrayed once by someone they trusted, it could not happen again. Slowly, the murmers died, and everyone turned back to Dumbledore, who was sitting staring pensively into the distance. When it was silent, he continued.
…but actually who turned out to be an okay guy in the end...
The Hall sighed in relief. That was better.
...despite the whole 'almost killing Harry' thing.
Once again, everyone froze in horror. What?
"YOU WHAT!" yelled Molly, standing up and glaring at the Headmaster.
Dumbledore sighed. He guessed his suspicions were true. However, the book had mentioned anything about Harry dying, so maybe it all worked out in the end…
"I don't know Molly," he lied, "this parchment is from the future, so I cannot tell you about everything that is on it."
Still shooting him suspicious looks, Molly sat down next to a growling Padfoot, who was glaring at Dumbledore, his hackles raised.
…In Remembrance of Lily and James Potter …
Padfoot, Lupin and Harry looked down in sorrow.
...who seemed to be enemies in school…
"What?" asked Harry looking at Lupin in confusion.
"We'll tell you later," replied Lupin
Harry accepted this, but looked slightly worried. His parents had hated each other?
...but then they end up married…
...and they died protecting their son and saving the wizarding world…
The light left Dumbledore's eyes he read the next line. Poor Harry, he would take this very hard indeed.
...In Remembrance of Sirius Black…
"WHAT!" Shrieked everyone who knew (they'd been doing that a lot lately), while the rest of the Hall cried "Good Riddance."
To most people's surprise Harry Potter who was very white in the face, got up and ran over to the great black dog, which, before their eyes, transformed into a man.
"SIRIUS BLACK!" they yelled, jumping to their feet and pointing.
Sirius didn't notice however. He was too busy consoling his godson, who was hugging him very hard, white faced.
"Oh, shut up!" yelled Hermione, "It's not like you know the truth.
Most people looked confused at this, still watching Harry and Sirius in shock. Harry Potter was upset about Sirius Black's death!
Dumbledore cleared his throat and everyone turned to look at him, completely bewildered.
"Sirius Black is innocent of all he was ever accused of, apart from slashing the Fat Lady and breaking into Gryffindor Tower,"
At this Sirius sent Dumbledore a sheepish grin to which Dumbledore replied with a smile.
"However, he did so with the best of intents, and means no harm to anyone in this Hall."
At this Snape snorted and glared at Sirius who smirked back at him.
Some students looked mollified with Dumbledore's explanation, while others looked disbelieving.
"That makes no sense," sneered Zacharias Smith, "there were many witnesses that saw him murder Peter Pettigrew and a ton of muggles. How do you explain that?"
Dumbledore simply smiled at him.
"We could spend all day discussing the innocence of Sirius, but that is not what we are here to do. Right now, I wish to continue, but if you want proof, just look at them," he indicated Sirius and Harry who was now sitting next to his Godfather, his face ghostly white but slightly calmer.
"You all saw how Harry reacted to Sirius supposed death. Why would Harry Potter aid a Death Eater who was responsible for his parent's deaths?"
Some people still looked unconvinced, but they let it go.
During this, Remus had come over and sat next to his best friend. He had suspected this, but it still hurt to hear it. Also, from what it said earlier, he would die after Sirius, and he could not imagine how his future self would feel when that happened.
"Moony" whispered Sirius, looking up at his friend, willing him to speak.
Remus looked up at him with blank eyes and spoke quietly,
"You better not leave me alone this time round Padfoot,"
Sirius grinned at him and waggled his eyebrows,
"Oh I'm sure you won't be alone, Dora will be there to comfort you-"
He suddenly cut off as he received glares from a red haired Metamorphmagus and a very annoyed werewolf. However, his statement got the reaction he wanted, as several people snorted, successfully lightening the atmosphere.
…Who lived and died as he said he would...
Harry and Lupin gave strangled cries at the reminder that Sirius was dead.
…for his friends...
Sirius smiled happily. At least he had died for something worthwhile.
...also, he died by drapery, and his friends are laughing with him at it now...
"Oh, come on!" Sirius complained in a loud voice, "Drapery? Really? I could have gone out diving in front of a wand in some heroic battle but nooo, I get killed by drapery! How is that even possible?"
Everyone shrugged-after all, not even Dumbledore knows the deepest secrets of the Department of Mysteries.
Dumbledore sighed in relief at the next line. At least it wasn't someone good, and they would be much better off without her in the world.
…In Remembrance of Bellatrix Lestrange…
"YES!" screamed Neville, jumping up from his seat and punching the air,
"YES, YES, YES"
Harry, Ron and Hermione smiled at each other in happiness. They were really glad that that horrible woman (if one could call her that) got what she deserved.
Dumbledore gave Neville a moment to calm down before continuing with an amused twinkle in his eye.
…who was completely crazy and utterly heartless…
…And who deserved everything she got…
…Especially from Molly Weasley…
Everyone turned slowly and gaped at a furiously blushing Molly Weasley. Neville got up and gave her a huge hug, which she returned still blushing in slight confusion.
"Wow Mum," said Fred weakly, "We really shouldn't get on the bad side of you should we?"
The Hall snorted, while Molly lightly cuffed Fred round the head, but looking quite proud of herself.
When Dumbledore's eyes fell on the next line, his heart sank even lower. How many innocent would be lost?
…In Remembrance of Colin Creevey…
The Hall gasped as one, and stared at the ghostly white boy sitting at the Gryffindor table. With a cry, Dennis launched himself at his brother and started crying into his shoulder, causing Colin to break out of his shock to comfort him.
Harry was feeling horribly guilty, although he was not sure why. Poor Colin, he was so innocent. Annoying, but kind and brave. It was impossible to imagine him dead.
Dumbledore watched on sadly before continuing.
…who we really didn't know too well…
…but who took a lot of pictures and died fighting in a war…
Dennis let out a strangled cry.
…so he must've done something good…
…besides stalking Harry…
Here the Hall snorted and Collin blushed, which broke the tension slightly.
Dumbledore looked at the next name and froze. Memories started to play before his eyes; Meeting Gellert, discussing the future, fighting with his brother…
His sister dead.
Shaking himself out of the trance, he continued to read with a slight tremor in his voice.
…In Remembrance of Gellert Grindelwald…
The Hall looked at each other. Okaaaaay.
…who died lying to Voldemort's face…
Dumbledore felt a spark of hope here. Did his old friend really go against Voldemort in the end?
Everyone else was whispering quietly to each other. Why would Grindelwald lie to someone who had the same beliefs as he did? Unless he changed his mind…
…and tried to make up past mistakes, we think…
Here Dumbledore almost smiled. He guessed that Gellert did feel some regret at least for everything he did. Everything Dumbledore almost did…
…In Remembrance of Hedwig…
Harry, who was already looking depressed and pale, made an odd noise somewhere between a sob and a cry as tears formed in his eyes. Not Hedwig…Not his pet, his friend. Hermione engulfed him in a hug, while Ron placed his hand on Harry's shoulder in an unspoken display of support.
...Harry actual first friend…
Here, the Slytherins looked at each other. The Golden Boy didn't have any friend before Hogwarts?
Snape sneered. Of course, the boy would be too arrogant to make any real friends.
...who lived and died soaring
Harry looked down sadly.
…In Remembrance of every good person who died…
..they are on the next great adventure..
..and their names written down in history as the bravest people ever known..
Dumbledore put down the parchment, as a loud silence rang throughout the Hall…