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Author's note: This is my last drabble for this fic. I'm glad you enjoyed them and thank you for all the favourites/alerts/reviews, it meant a lot and I am very thankful!
Harry stood in the doorway of his eldest son's room and watched him pack away his stuff.
James was moving out of his parent's home and into a flat he had paid for with his new job.
Harry felt a lot of pride for how his son had turned out to be a bright young man, who had a good sense of humour and he was a kind person. He also felt a little lost and sad that he would no longer see his son every day. Like all parents, it kills you to see them grow up, but Harry had heard a saying that he felt very connected to.
It kills you to see them grow up, but it would kill you faster if they didn't.
Harry smiled as James zipped up his suitcase. A lot of his stuff was being magically transported to his new home, but James was taking the important stuff with him.
"You ready, son?" Harry asked.
James pushed his glasses further up his nose and nodded.
Harry turned to lead the way but James quietly called out "Dad." which made Harry stop and re-enter his son's... old room.
"You alright?" Harry asked.
James smiled slightly "I'm fine... I just...Thank you... for everything you've done for me... I know I've been your most... misbehaving child... but thank you." James said.
Harry grinned and pulled James into a hug. "You never need to thank me. I love you, watching you grow up into who you are now has been one of the greatest things I've ever had to do in my life. Just promise that you'll visit as much as you can. And if you ever need help, I and your mother will always be here." Harry said.
James pulled away and smiled.
"Mum told me that you worried... when she was pregnant with me... that you wouldn't be a good dad because you never got a guardian when you grew up so you didn't know what to do. I think you're a great dad." James said.
Harry smiled "Thank you. Now, come on, everyone is waiting to say goodbye." Harry said and pointed his wand at his son's trunk. James could do magic very well, but it was in Harry's fatherly nature to help his kids with things like this.
James went ahead and began leaving the room "I am very proud of you, James." Harry said.
"Thanks, dad." James smiled and carried on with Harry following him, conversing on their way to the door about James' new job.
Harry was going to worry constantly about James, but he trusted that he and Ginny had brought him up to know how to deal with the big bad world.
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