Disclaimer: All Btvs and HP characters belong to their respective owners and as always I'm not making any profit from this fic. The character 'Mr. Silverthorn' is my only creation and the only character I can take credit for.
A/N: Welcome back to everyone who's been waiting for this, I must say I'm pretty excited about this story and I can't wait to get it out here.
This is, of course, the sequel to my other story, 'Found' so I would recommend reading that first if you haven't already done so. You can find it here: s/8193936/1/Found if you need to. This chapter is short, but I think it introduces the story nicely, enjoy! :)
Chapter 1: Home
Buffy shook her head as she flipped through the Daily Prophet, one page at a time. It seemed as though the whole world had gone crazy.
Page after page there were reports of people attacking and hurting others, people getting into arguments over nothing, and most disturbing of the lot, reports of the various dark mark sightings.
It had first started at the Quidditch World Cup, where a group of deatheaters had crashed the party. Since that day, there had been a string of other incidents.
"So, what's going on in the world today?" Remus asked as he walked past her in the living room. She was laying on the couch on her stomach, her knees bent and ankles crossed, the newspaper sitting in front of her.
"Same old." She sighed as she flipped to the next page, her eyes lighting up at the article. "Oh, this one isn't all bad. You know that ministry worker who went missing a couple of weeks ago? He's been found alive and well."
"Oh, you mean Ray Silverthorn?"
"Yeah, apparently he just decided to take a vacation one day and didn't bother to tell anyone, not even his boss..."
She watched as Remus' face scrunched up in confusion, "Really? That sounds a bit odd. I remember Ray from school, he was always a very cautious boy. It doesn't sound at all like him to just up and leave without telling anyone."
"Well, I hate to break it to you, Remmy, but people change." She replied as she sat up and folded the paper. She eyed her brother with one eyebrow raised, watching as he gathered some objects into a bag. "What are you up to?"
"Sirius asked me to help him with that portrait again. He's desperate to get rid of it."
"Yeah so am I and I don't even live here on a permanent basis. I know she's his mother and all, but that woman is driving me insane."
"You and me both, Izzy." Sirius said as he and Harry walked into the room. "Be grateful you didn't have to live with her when she was alive." The look he gave her was enough to make both her and Harry chuckle.
As Sirius and Remus went down the hall Harry stepped up to the couch and sat down with Buffy. "You know I think this is the first time I have ever been sad to go back to Hogwarts."
"Huh? Why would you be sad, I thought you loved it there..?"
He nodded quickly, "I do. But going to Hogwarts means I have to leave you all behind. I have to leave here after I've just found you all."
She grinned as she put her arm around his shoulders and pulled him back so that they were both flat against the back of the couch. "Oh, you won't miss me, I'm sure of it."
"Of course I will."
"Not if I give you extra homework..."
He turned to look at her with a mixture of annoyance and astonishment on his face. "You... You're teaching this year?"
She nodded, "You're looking at your new DADA professor, thank you very much. Oh, but don't tell anyone, it's supposed to be a surprise."
"That's great news! I only wish both you and Remus could go. And Sirius, of course."
He was suddenly interrupted by a loud and very annoying screeching sound that echoed through the house, followed by Sirius and Remus' yells for the portrait to stop making the awful noise.
Harry and Buffy looked to each other with identical looks before they both burst out laughing.