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"Are we really there?" I asked
"Yup" the Doctor replied "Right out those doors is a whole new time and place"
"Really?" Ginny asked
"Yeah!" The doctor said, then he walked over to the door and said "Lady's first."
When we were out of the TARDIS we were greeted by the sight of Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry, the castle standing magnificently against a backdrop of the hazy blue sky of September. We Saw the Whomping Willow, young and unharmed, unlike in our time: old and broken. It was great to see the castle like it used to be, not battle scarred and barely standing but strong and beautiful.
"It's good to see it like this again, isn't it?" Ginny asked
"Yeah, I miss it."
"So what do you think doctor?" I asked
"900 years of all of time and space and I've never seen something this beautiful since the arcadia."
"glad you like it!"
"So what do you say we go and enrol ourselves to Hogwarts?"
"We're staying for the whole year?"
"Of course! Unless it turns out to be boring."
"But we can't use our own names, that would make it seem suspicious when our parents don't recognise us." Ginny pointed out
"Right! I'll be john smith. Harry, you be… um… I don't know, Henry Phillips. And you Ginny, you be… Jenny Williams. Happy?"
"Yeah that works. But what are we going to say when we enrol? Doctor, you aren't even magic! And Ginny and I should be in our 6th and 7th years."
"Oh right, leave all the planning to me!"
"Fine, I'll plan. You be an Astrology or muggle studies teacher, Doctor. And Harry and me, we can say um. We've been home schooled by our parents but because of some family problems in both our family's we needed to start Hogwarts. We'll apologise saying that the problems only arisen yesterday."
"I like your Idea for the doctor, Gin'. But we could just tell Dumbledore the truth and let him make up some story about us for the rest of the school, he'll understand. Also, I don't want to lie to him. It's a miracle I'm getting this chance to see him again."
"It's okay, Harry. I know what this means to you, even if you can't tell him who you will be in his life, you could still ask him some questions about himself and stuff. Can't he doctor?"
When we got to the gargoyle guarding Dumbledore's office we realised that we didn't know the password.
"um, what's the password?" Ginny asked
"I don't know."
Just then Dumbledore came walking up the hallway. He had the same long silver beard, tucked inside his belt and bright blue eyes, sparkling behind his half moon glasses. A million questions came into my mind, a million things I wanted to tell him, but couldn't without scaring him. I wanted to ask him about his family. I wanted him to tell me in person the real story of Ariana and Grindelwald, not just in my dream state.
"Who might you be then?" he asked
"um. I'm Harry Potter. This is Ginny Weasley and the Doctor. We're from the future. It might be easier to explain sitting down, could we go to your office?"
"So you're from the future? Potter and Wesley? Are you James Potter's son and, which Weasley's daughter are you?"
"Arthur's." Ginny answered
"Ah ok. So would you care to explain your situation?"
Everyone looked to me to explain of course.
"Erm. This is the Doctor. He's um… He's not human. He's a Time-lord. He sort of landed his time machine, spaceship thing called a TARDIS on my aunt's front lawn one day and then we went to Ginny's so I could see the Weasleys and now here we are."
"I'm afraid we can't tell you anything about the future unless we want to rip a hole in the fabric of the universe. And we don't want to do that. I'm not magic but I thought I could be a good astrology or muggle studies teacher? I'll be known as john smith by the way." The Doctor said.
"Of course! I actually have an opening for an astrology teacher."
"We'll only be here for a year at most however."
"Oh that's fine. So what's the cover story for you two then?" Dumbledore asked. He seemed to catch on that our parents would get suspicious if we didn't have a cover up.
"um I'll be Jenny Williams and Harry will be Henry Philips so as not to cause confusion to our parents. And the story will be that we've been home schooled up until this point but wanted to start school for our final year."
"That will work I'm sure. But there remains one problem."
"What's that, sir?" I asked
"Well if you hadn't have told me you were from the future I would have assumed that you Harry were in fact James Potter and You Ginny are unmistakably a Weasley."
"The hair." Ginny sighed
"Yes, the hair." Dumbledore confirmed.
"We could use a glamour charm?" I suggested
"ah Harry, Glamour charms are incredibly hard to keep up 24/7"
Ginny and I looked at each other. We had both been through so much and learnt so much through the battle and Dumbledore's army that a simple glamour charm seemed laughable.
"I'm sure we'll manage. But maybe you could give us separate dorms from everyone else so we don't need to keep them up at night?"
"That would depend on your houses?"
"We're in Gryffindor." Ginny and I both told him
"Ah. The head boy and Girl suite is taken this year."
"They could always use whichever room I would have been given. I'll sleep in my TARDIS" The Doctor said.
"I'm not sure that would be wise." Dumbledore said. It was then I noticed that I was holding Ginny's hand so I let go, grudgingly and said
"Professor Dumbledore I promise you if Ginny and I share a room we'll sleep in separate beds and there will be no funny business whatsoever."
After looking us in the eye trying to find a spark of lies in them for awhile he finally sighed and nodded his consent.
"Show the house elves where your things are and they'll take them to your room. You have 2 hours until the rest of the school gets here so make yourselves at home and then be at the great hall when everyone gets here."
"Yes sir." Ginny and I said in unison
"Doctor you will be given your timetable in the teachers lounge after the feast tonight. I'm sure Miss Weasley and Mr Potter will be able to show you to the great hall and I'm sure one of the teachers will be more than happy to show you to the teachers lounge after."
"Of course professor."
"Oh and please, John, Call me Albus when not around the students, no need for formalities."
"Right you are, Albus."
"oh and Miss Williams and Mr Phillips you will need to be sorted along with the first years, to keep up your cover to the rest of the school. And you will be put into the year that you should be in, in your time which is?"
"Year 7" I said
"Year 6" Ginny said
"OK then. You mustn't tell your parents your true identity. And if I were you I would use those 2 free hours to practice your glamour charms"
"Yes sir" Ginny and I both said. We then left to go to the astrology teacher's dorm with the house elves and our things. Once settled we got to work deciding on our appearances. I settled with light brown hair and sea green/blue eyes and Ginny ended up with brown hair and blue eyes. The Doctor familiarised himself with the castle and before we knew it we were walking down to the great hall and joined by the students of Hogwarts 1977.
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