Summary – Harry opens a book in the Restricted Section and it transports him 21 years into the future, where he meets up with the future Ron and Hermione and their son, Eddie. Harry also meets Lily Potter, Harry's very spunky and caring future teenage daughter with a hot temper and a bit of an attitude. Harry wants to know about his future, but he feels that Ron, Hermione, Lily, and Eddie are keeping something from him; some very deep, dark secrets.

Disclaimer – I do not own Harry Potter, the characters, or the Harry Potter world. They all belong to the fabulous J.K. Rowling. However, while I do not own their names, the characters and the personality traits of Lily Potter, Eddie Weasley, Daris Malfoy, Christof Nott, as well as Asher Lazard and Robyn Andrews all belong to me.

Chapter 40 – A Change in Time:

Harry landed on the floor of the Restricted Section of the library with a loud and painful thud. Rubbing his sore backside, he looked around and saw that it was still way past curfew and that he was wondering about after hours. Panicking, he saw his Invisibility Cloak and the Marauder's Map on the floor in front of him and scratched the back of his head in bewilderment. Why was he here in the library again?

'Oh yeah,' Harry thought to himself. He recalled looking up information on the potion that he and Ron were supposed to be researching for Professor Snape.

Harry suddenly heard Filch and Mrs. Norris enter the library, sneering about students being out of bed and getting detention. Harry quickly slipped under his Invisibility Cloak and using the Marauder's Map, he snuck out of the library without Filch or Mrs. Norris noticing.

As he ran down the corridor, he could not help but wonder about what the hell just happened. It was something that was nagging him; lingering at the back of his mind. It was if as though he was supposed to remember something, but he could not. The only thing he could remember was a short, blonde haired girl with glasses that gave him a book and told him what to do. For some reason, Harry had listened to her. He did not know why, but he felt like he could trust the strange girl. It was some kind of like a natural instinct. Harry just knew that the girl was not going to hurt him in anyway and that he could do what she told him to do. But at the same time, Harry could not help but think that maybe the entire thing, including the strange blonde girl, was all a dream.

Before Harry had any more time to ponder the situation, he found himself standing in front of the Portrait of the Fat Lady. He quickly gave the password and stumbled through the Portrait Hole. From inside the Common Room, he could hear two very familiar voices arguing uproariously. Harry rolled his eyes as he saw his two best friends on opposite sides of the Common Room screaming bloody murder at each other.

"MERLIN, YOU ARE SO STUPID!" yelled Hermione, her eyes blazing. Harry also noticed that her hair looked frizzier and bushier than usual; probably out of frustration.


"DON'T YOU DARE INSULT ME LIKE THAT, RONALD EDWARD WEASLEY!" Hermione screeched back. Ron was about to shout back at her but suddenly looked startled and taken back. He opened, and then closed his mouth as stared at her for a moment before he busted out laughing. Hermione glared at him and put her hands firmly on her hips. "And may I ask just what is so funny?"

"My middle name isn't Edward," he said through his chuckles. "It's Bilius." Hermione shrugged.

"I know. But, I've just always liked the name Edward," she said sheepishly, blushing slightly.

Ron stopped laughing and started staring at Hermione intently, with a weird, yet affectionate, look in his bright blue eyes. Harry noticed that Hermione was getting slightly uncomfortable under Ron's stare and color started to rise to her cheeks. It did not stop her from staring back at him with that same look in her eyes, however. Harry grinned knowingly to himself and cleared his throat to gain his friends' attention; and to embarrass them. Both Ron and Hermione both jumped and looked up at Harry blushing.

"Oh, hiya Harry," said Ron, going red at the thought of being caught staring at Hermione. "We were wondering where you had gone off to." Hermione nodded earnestly and Harry just chuckled.

"Yeah I bet you were worried about," said Harry sarcastically, yet playfully. "Why don't you two spare me a lot of frustration and go to a broom closet and snog?" Ron's ears went bright red and it looked as though steam was coming out of Hermione's ears. Despite their embarrassment, they both managed to give Harry deathly glares.

"You wouldn't ever catch me ever snogging Little Miss Stuck-Up," said Ron bitterly. Hermione glared at him, looking hurt.

"Then please explain to me why you got so worked up over the fact that I'm still writing to Viktor," said Hermione coolly, trying to sting him back. It worked because Ron's face looked like it was going to boil over.

Harry shook his head with a knowing smile on his face when something in the back of his mind suddenly clicked; something happened inside of Harry's head that could not be explained. It felt as though something had crawled inside his brain and lit a strange light bulb; a light bulb that Harry did not even know needed to be lit.

"Hermione" asked Harry, his voice shaking slightly. "Do you really like the name Edward?" Hermione seemed rather confused by his question but she shrugged casually, ignoring Ron's grumbling under his breath.

"I suppose so," she said slowly. "Why?"

"Edward Ronald Weasley and Lily Julia Potter…" said Harry slowly, his voice trailing off, as though remembering something. "She never regretted it…"

Ron and Hermione looked at each other and shrugged.

Lily walked out of the office, looking at the ground, biting her lip hard. She knew that Harry was a part of her and always would be, but that did not stop her from being upset about him leaving her forever. Lily missed him already and he was only gone not even a minute. When she walked through the doors to Hermione's bedroom, she looked up and saw Eddie, Sirius, Ron, Hermione, and Remus all looking sympathetically at her.

Hermione was sobbing as Ron was hugged her tightly, patting her curly hair and saying soothing and comforting words into hear ear. Sirius and Remus had already broke into Hermione's private cabinet and had taken out the Firewhiskey and poured everyone a glass. It was clear that by the look on Sirius's face that he was way past his first glass. Eddie, on the other hand, held his glass untouched and was looking at Lily with concern on his face. He held out his hand for her and she took it, twining their fingers together.

"Lily, that was a very brave thing you just did," whispered Sirius, taking another sip of Firewhiskey. "I wouldn't have been able to have done it."

"Done what?" asked Lily blankly.

"You had to let Harry go," said Remus, looking at her softly. Lily gave a weak smile and shrugged.

"Yeah, I suppose…"

"What are you all talking about?" a voice asked from behind, coming in through the doors from Hermione's office and into her bedroom. It sounded vaguely familiar to Lily and everyone else, but she could not pinpoint it. "Who let me go? I'm right here!"

Lily gasped at those words and whipped around. Hermione, Ron, Eddie, Sirius, and Remus all looked and gasped. Hermione fainted, though Ron caught her before she hit the floor. Sirius and Remus began choking on their Firewhiskey and stared at the doorframe with widened eyes; filled with shock, amazement, relief, and even fear. Lily screamed and stumbled backwards, walking straight into Eddie's clumsy arms. Her face had become whiter than a sick ghost and her emerald eyes looked almost like a grayish color. Eddie just gulped and clutched tightly on to Lily as he stared at the man standing in the doorway.

"What's wrong with everyone?" the man asked, realizing their reactions and looking at Lily in concern. He walked towards her and knelt down so that he was eye level with her. "Are you okay Tiger?"

Lily nodded as she allowed the new memories to come flooding into her brain. No longer were there memories of hate, anger, and pain. They had now been replaced with memories of happiness, joy, and obstacles that they would overcome together.

Despite her confusion and fear of the situation, Lily could not help but smile as she looked into the emerald green eyes of the thirty-six year old, Harry James Potter.


Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I'd end up happy
I would pray
Trying hard to reach out
But when I tried to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I'd pray I could break away

I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky
Make a wish, take a chance
Make a change, and break away
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget all the ones that I love
I'll take a risk, take a chance
Make a change, and break away

Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
Get onboard a fast train
Travel on a jet plane
Far away
And break away

I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky
Make a wish, take a chance
Make a change, and break away
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget all the ones that I love
I'll take a risk, take a chance
Make a change, and break away

Buildings with a hundred floors
Swinging with revolving doors
Maybe I don't know where they'll take me
Gotta keep movin' on movin' on
Fly away
Break away

I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
Though it's not easy to tell you goodbye
Take a risk, take a chance
Make a change, and break away
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget the place I come from
I gotta take a risk, take a chance
Make a change, and break away
Break away
("Breakaway" – Kelly Clarkson)

This is the end of the Harry Potter, Time Traveler story. There is a requested sequel posted, but since this story is done being revised, I will be revising that one since I wrote that when I was fifteen and it probably needs a lot of grammar and format work, like this one did.

A special THANK YOU goes outto all of those who have stuck with this story and read it in its entirety and a bigger thank you to those who reviewed. I greatly appreciate all that you have done to inspire me to keep writing.

About the Sequel - Lily Potter and the Change of Time - Harry Potter is supposed to be dead, but strangely enough, he is alive. Why? Because his fifteen year old self had time traveled and changed everything. Now, Lily must find out where everything went wrong because you never want to mess with fate, it's not always for the best…

*The Jitterbelle*