Plot outline - Harry Potter, fed up with the wizarding world, decides to move away from it all. Taking Teddy his godson/adopted son with him they move across the pond to Forks, Washington where Harry meets Charlie Swan. Over a period of time they fall in love but Charlie & Harry have their own issues to deal with as well. Nothing ever seems to want to be easy for Harry for long.
Disclaimer - I do not own Harry Potter or Twilight or any of the characters involved in either series and make no profits whatsoever making this story for my own and hopefully other's entertainment purposes.
- ' thoughts '
Pulling his car up the drive-way to his new house, Harry couldn't help but let out a small sigh of relief. "Here we are Teddy" he murmured quietly to himself. "Our new home". Glancing behind him, a small sad smile appeared on his face at the sight of his godson sleeping peacefully in his back towards their new house he sighed once more before quietly undoing his seat belt and opening the car door. Smoothly hopping from his seat and moving along to the back of the car, he opened the rear car door and gently drew his sleeping godson Teddy into his arms, doing his best not to disturb the sleeping child. Glancing around he noticed a police cruiser pulling up to the house next door and a tall dark haired man getting out. Observing the man as he got out of the car, Harry briefly wondered if he was one of their neighbors.
Grinning softly to himself, Harry closed the car door and waving his hand, he locked the car behind him with a bit of wandless magic before he began to make his way up the driveway. It was as he neared the porch of his new house that suddenly a rich, deep voice called out to him.
"Excuse me? Are you the new neighbor? ".
Turning back towards the noise, Harry watched as the man he'd noticed before made his way over to him. Harry gave him a once over appraisingly. The man was tall, with short dark brown hair and warm chocolate eyes, about 6'3 if Harry wasn't mistaken. Well built with a Caucasian complexion, he was dressed in his police uniform and wearing a lightly padded police jacket that, instead of giving him a bulkier appearance, seemed instead to enhance his solid physique.
"Hi I'm Charlie Swan. I live just there next door" the man said smiling warmly at Harry with his hand outstretched in greeting.
Holding Teddy securely in one arm Harry reached out with his other, taking the man's hand, a soft blush heating his face as he shook the man's hand, gasping inaudibly as an electric current seemed to race up his arm at the contact.
"I..I'm Harry Black and yes I'm your new neighbor I guess. Just got in today".
Charlie's eyebrows rose slightly hearing Harry's name and soft english accent. "Harry Black? You're not any relation to the Black family living up on the La Push reserve are you?" he asked, head slightly cocked to the side.
Harry shook his head gently "I don't think so. I would have to check, but I haven't heard of any Blacks other than myself and Teddy"
As if his name was an alarm clock chiming, Teddy awoke, grumbling sleepily from his perch in Harry's arms, reaching up to rub his eyes before opening them and wrapping his arms around Harry's neck.
"Tired Harry" he mumbled, resting his head against Harry's shoulder whilst looking towards the man across from them a curious expression on his face.
"I know baby, we'll be inside soon and I'll put you to bed so you can have a nice long sleep" Harry murmured in Teddy's ear.
Turning back to Charlie he smiled in apology. "I'm sorry but I need to get this little one into bed, we've had an exhausting couple of days with the move and all and need to get some rest".
Nodding in understanding Charlie held out his hand again.
"Well I don't want to keep you two awake then. It was nice to meet you Mr Black. I'm the police chief here so feel free to call me or hop on over if you need a hand with anything, or help getting settled in. I'd be happy to help".
Smiling gratefully, Harry shook his hand again before turning back to his house with a gentle "I will thank you". Making his way up the stairs to his front door, he paused when Charlie's voice called out from behind him. "Oh before I forget Mr black! Me and some friends are having a small barbecue over at my house this weekend and watching the game. Wanna join us? Meet some new people?".
Turning back to the man Harry observed him for a few moments, silently considering the offer, before smiling and nodding his head. "Id like that. Thank you Chief Swan".
"Please Mr Black, Call me Charlie" he called out with a grin.
"Ok Charlie, but I insist that you call me Harry then. Mr Black makes me sound so old" Harry replied with a small smile of his own.
"Ok Harry it is then. Well...goodnight! Hope you get settled in well and remember, if you need a hand with anything just let me know yeah?".
Shaking his head slightly in amusement Harry replied "Will do Charlie. Goodnight".
A soft smile flitted across his face again before he turned back to his home and opened the door, quietly walking through and closing it behind him. Glancing down at the small boy in his arms Harry smiled again. "You know what Teddy? I have a really good feeling about this place. I think we're going to like it here". Teddy looked up at Harry yawning sleepily before smiling. "Me too Harry" Teddy murmured before a small frown crossed his face.
"What's wrong baby?" Harry asked noticing the frown.
"That man...he smelled weird" Teddy replied sleepily.
Harry cocked an eyebrow at this before asking "What do you mean by weird Ted?".
Teddy looked back up at Harry before shrugging his shoulders. "It wasn't him really, It was more a smell around him. Really sweet, almost like burnt sugar".
Sighing Harry moved through the house making his way up the stairs to Teddy's bedroom, silently thanking the gods for having the forethought of fully furnishing their home before they arrived.
"Do you think we should be worried?" Harry asked while opening Teddy's bedroom door and making his way over to Teddy's bed.
Teddy shrugged his shoulders again before hopping down from Harry's arms.
"I don't think so. He smells safe. But the other scent on him...it's just weird. It smells familiar but I don't know where I know it from".
Harry hummed to himself softly before helping Teddy into his bed and tucking him in.
"Well the wards are up Ted, We're safe here so don't worry. We will find out more this Saturday I guess, when we go over for the barbecue" He said, placing a gentle kiss on his godson's forehead.
Teddy nodded before closing his eyes again and swiftly drifting off to sleep.
Harry made his way out of Teddy's room and into his own, stripping off into his boxers before lying down on his own bed.
'Charlie Swan' he thought quietly to himself. 'Interesting man, I wonder what that sensation I felt when shaking his hand was though'.
Sighing to himself he rolled over onto his stomach before closing his eyes and drifting off to sleep. Thoughts of Charlie Swan filling his head, his warm eyes and rich deep voice soothing Harry into peaceful slumber.
Meanwhile Charlie was standing in the same spot Harry left him in, watching as Harry entered the house with Teddy. 'Harry Black', he thought to himself with a smile.
Turning back to his own home he made his way into his house with a slight spring in his step.