(Happy Birthday Harry, this chapter is my present to you. It also happens to be the same day my friend was born. But, no one bought me the rights to Harry Potter for MY birthday, so I STILL own nothing.)
The train ride was pretty uneventful, except for Ron arguing with him for dropping divination and storming out of his compartment. Once they made it to the platform they found Sirius talking to Hermione's parents.
"Mom, dad, this is my best friend Harry."
"Hello Harry, nice to meet you." Said Mrs. Granger
"Hello Mr. and Mrs. Granger"
"Well, let's get going, shall we?"
"Goodbye Hermione. I'll owl you once I get home"
"Bye, I'll send you my notes"
When they got home, Harry wrote a short letter to Hermione and told Hedwig to deliver it to the house next door.
A few minutes later Hermione wondered about the strange letter from Harry
Keep your window open
It was very strange, but she did as the letter said and opened her window, just to find Harry. He was standing there, looking out the window, Hedwig perched on his shoulder.
"Hey neighbor" he said, a big smile on his face
"Harry, what are you doing here?"
"I live here."
"Well, it's going to be much easier tutoring you if you live right next door."
"It's pretty late, I'll see you tomorrow. Goodnight, Hermione."
The Next Day
"Good morning Harry"
"Good morning Hermione. I just had a great idea."
"What is it?"
"You know how you always finish reading all of our assigned books over the summer."
"Well what about we ask Sirius to lend us all his books from his 4th and 5th Years at to and read them over the summer. And, since we can do magic at my house, we can practice all summer long and take our O. early."
"Why would we want to do that, and why can we do magic at your house?"
"Well, Sirius lives here and he can do magic, and since the ministry can't detect who's doing the magic, they'll think it's Sirius. I know that's prejudice against muggle borns. With all that prejudice in the ministry, how good would it look that you took your O. a year early?"
"It would almost instantaneously guarantee us jobs there, or anywhere else for that matter."
"We can do it, I know so. We have a potions lab here, by the way."
"Great, you go ask Sirius and tell me what he thinks."