A/N: Thanks to my wonderful Beta MrsBates93.

Disclaimer: I own nothing but the plot line and some oc characters.

Chapter 1: Welcome to the Hogwarts Express

Remus Lupin stood looking at the wall to platform 9 ¾ which would take him to the Hogwarts Express for the first time, it would also be the first time that he would be away from his family for a long time.

Ever since he had been bitten by Fenrir Greyback, his parents had been protective of him, more so than any other parents, not that he could blame them given the circumstances.

Ever since he had been attacked he had kept his distance from the children in his neighbourhood, because he was afraid of befriending them and also afraid that they would find out that he was a werewolf. There were some witches and wizards who lived in the neighbourhood but the majority of the people who lived in their area were muggles and he knew that muggles who believed in werewolves thought of them to be horrible creatures.

It had been a shock to everybody in the family when his Hogwarts letter had had in fact started using his magic accidentally but he knew that his parents thought that because he had been bitten that Albus Dumbledore; the Headmaster of the school, wouldn't allow him to study there. They had been wrong.

Albus Dumbledore himself had come to the Lupin's house and told them that even though Remus was a werewolf he believed that the young boy deserved the education that every other child his age would receive. He had told them that he had taken precautions for Remus's arrival ahead of time and would talk to him after the Welcoming Feast.

Remus was happy about this; but he was also nervous. He was afraid of anyone finding out his secret as he thought that once people found out what he was, then he would be forced to leave Hogwarts behind forever.

His parents were right beside him; looking nervous, sad and happy. His dad John was the one who was the most ecstatic at the fact that his son was able to go to Hogwarts.

His mum smiled at him softly and began to speak,

"Now honey, be good and try to stay out of trouble, contact us as often as you can to tell us how it is going. Don't be afraid to make friends either. We love you darling," she finished softly unshed tears glistening in her eyes as she bent down and hugged him.

John shook his head at his wife and smiled at his son.

"Remember to talk to Professor Dumbledore after the feast, you'll have a great time at Hogwarts, I know I did. Hogwarts was one of the best times of my life. You'll do great son! It's in your genes after all," he said with a grin.

"Thanks mum, thanks dad," Remus said smiling he hugged his mum back before she eventually let go but not without kissing his head.

"You'll do fine sweetie," his mum told him smiling softly. "I've made you some sweets so you can have them whenever you want," she said with a smile.

"I know," Remus said looking a little better than when they had first arrived at the station when he had been a nervous wreck.

John took out a muggle watch and looked at it. He placed it back into his pocket and said,

"You might want to get going. Here...I'll go through with you so you don't have to do it yourself."

"Alright," Remus said softly.

"I'll be back soon hun," John told his wife.

"Okay dear," she said smiling softly as she went to hug Remus for the last time ruffling his hair slightly as she did so. "Write to us and tell us what house you're in," she said.

"I will," Remus replied.

"Have fun but be careful," she told him.

"I will," Remus said smiling.

"Darling we have to go if he wants to catch his train," John said looking at his wife in amusement.

"Alright, I love you Remus," she said finally.

"I love you too mum," Remus said softly.

"Come on Remus. We better get going," John said.

Remus nodded and walked towards his dad; taking one last look at his mum before he and his dad started running at the wall and passed through to the other side.

A/N: I wanted to try something different and this has been on my mind for a while. I wondered if Peter were friends with Lily, Severus and Remus instead of James and Sirius if that would make any difference; same with Remus, would he stop James and Sirius from bullying Severus if he was friends with him first? I will try not to make them too oc but I have my Beta for that if I get too out of line with my characters. I won't be like other Authors and only update if I have so many reviews; I will update whenever inspiration strikes. I would love honest opinion on what you all think though even if it is critical.