Hey everyone! I've decided that I am going to write the fourth book of the Unlikely Group Series in the summer so I have no distractions while working on it. In the mean time I have some other stories that aren't as big as that so I will be working on those for now. I hope you guys aren't mad at me!
Disclaimer: I own nothing put the plot (regretfully)
Harry Potter was wandering around the castle the day before the winter holidays. He had defeated Voldemort at the age of 16 and he is finally having a normal year. He never noticed the old figure that was following him, waiting for the right time. Albus Dumbledore had a plan. He wanted to send the teen-no, young man- back in time to when his parents were going to graduate. He thought that Harry deserved a break from everything and to finally meet his parents. He had researched time travel and everything that Harry said would be forgotten once he returned back to his time.
Harry suddenly heard a noise behind him and whipped around with his wand at the ready. Dumbledore came out with his hands raised.
"Oh, sorry sir." Harry said putting his wand away.
Dumbledore chuckled. "It's quite alright, Harry." He slowly pulled out his wand.
"Sir? What are you doing?" Harry asked pulling out his wand again.
"Nothing for you to be concerned about." Dumbledore said before he started speaking in Latin. Harry didn't know what was going on; he knew he trusted Dumbledore but still. Fight or Flight mode was starting to kick in, however once Harry started to turn and run, a gold beam shot out of Dumbledore's wand and hit him in the back. With a quiet pop, Harry Potter disappeared.
"Oof." Harry said as he landed roughly on the ground. He quickly got up and looked around. Okay, he was in the Great Hall. Why's everyone staring at me? Where's Ron and Hermione. Wait, was that Sirius and Remus I just saw? Harry did a double take back to the Gryffindor table and sure enough, Remus and Sirius were there. But so was the one person Harry never got to know growing up, James Potter.
Someone coughed behind Harry and that's when he realized that everyone was staring at him.
"Um…I mean no harm. Can I talk to you alone?" Harry asked turning back to Dumbledore.
"Of course, follow me."
Once they got to Dumbledore's office they sat down.
"Now, tell me dear boy, who are you?"
"Well, it may be hard to believe but I'm Harry James Potter. Um…It's not 1997, is it?"
Dumbledore's eyebrows rose to his hairline.
"No, it's not. It's 1977."
Harry slumped back into his chair. Suddenly a pop was heard and a piece of paper appeared on Dumbledore's desk.
Dear Past me,
By now a young man by the name of Harry James Potter has arrived and is sitting in front of your desk. In my time, we had just defeated Voldemort. I thought that Harry deserved a break, because he was the one to defeat Voldemort. I know that it's hard to believe that a teenager could defeat him, but believe me that it is true. I have done research on time travel. Everything that Harry says will be forgotten once he is returned to his time. I plan on him graduating with his parents, since they are gone in this time. I thought that it would be a nice early graduation present for Harry. He is a smart lad. I hope he isn't too angry with me for doing this without his permission. Hmm…we'll see. Anyways, I do not know what time in the year it is there, but here we were just about to go on Winter break. He is a Gryffindor in this time, however I would like him to decide what house he wants to go into there. I just want Harry to have a happy break from everything back in this time; he has never really had a childhood. Good luck with him.
Albus Dumbledore in the future.
"Well, that was interesting. So, you can say anything you want and it will be forgotten once you leave. The future me had planned for you to graduate in this time, with your parents. You can also choose whatever house you want to be in." Dumbledore said once he finished reading the letter.
Harry sat there in shock. Graduating with his parents, Sirius and Remus?
"How long are we into the school year here?" Harry asked.
"This is the third day of classes."
Harry groaned; he would have to repeat the entire first half of the year.
"I guess I don't have a choice. Can I wait to pick my house though? I would like to talk to my parents first."
"Of course. Let's go back to the Great Hall, I'm sure everyone is wondering what's happening."
On the walk back Harry was extremely annoyed with Dumbledore in the future. He didn't even get a choice. He can't graduate with Hermione, Ron, his friends. Harry shook his head, there was nothing he could do about it now, and hopefully he would return before his actual graduation.
When they opened the doors, everyone went silent again staring at him. Out of nervous habit, Harry flattened his hair over his scar. They walked up towards the head table.
"I know you all are wondering who this is, and why he is here. Apparently, the future me decided to send this young man back to the past. His name is Harry James Potter." Gasps went throughout the entire hall. "He will be joining the 7th years, however I do not know what house yet because he will be given the choice." Harry looked at the Marauders. They were all staring at Harry then back at James. "Well, that's all, go back to eating." Dumbledore said and went to sit at the head table. Harry awkwardly walked over to the Gryffindor table and sat down across from his father.
"Remus, have you seen Harry?" Hermione asked the next day after the encounter.
"No, why?" Remus asked concerned.
"Well, he didn't come back to Gryffindor tower last night and we haven't seen him since." Ron explained.
"Well, let's go see Dumbledore." Remus said and walked with the pair to his office.
"Come in." Dumbledore said before Remus could knock. "Ah, what can I do for you three?"
"Sir, do you know where Harry is?" Hermione asked.
"The million galleon question. Yes I know where he his, however you will not be able to see him." Dumbledore said.
"What? Why?" Remus asked frantic, he couldn't loose his cub.
"That is simple. He is in the past, with his parents." Dumbledore said. Jaws dropped.
"H-how did he get there?" Ron asked faintly.
"I sent him there."
"You did what!?" Remus practically yelled.
"I sent him back in time to meet his parents. I thought that it would be a good break for him. He will also be graduating in that time." Dumbledore said calmly.
"What? What about his graduation here?" Hermione said frantically.
"When he his sent back here, if everything goes right he will be able to graduate with you, however he doesn't know that."
"So he's not going to be here for the rest of the year? What are you going to tell people?" Remus asked.
"That he simply went on a holiday." Dumbledore said.
The three rolled their eyes but said nothing else.
This will be a long rest of the year. They all thought.