Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter. I do own the OCs though as well as the creation of Demon Alley, Florence Alley and Astral Academy.

Bold=Harry's/Phoenix's thoughts

Italic-flashback/letter/Ash's thoughts/newspaper clippings/dreams

{}-Harry/Phoenix communicating with Hedwig/Moonrise

Moonrise is a storm phoenix. She can cause storms if she wants and control lightning and rain. She can also make herself invisible as evidenced in this chapter.

In case you never studied Greek Mythology a Cerberus is a three headed dog that guarded the Underworld. That is also what "Fluffy" is in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Just a note that there will be slavery in this book as the vampires own slaves and its a profitable business for the slave traders.

Refer to this chapter for the disclaimer for this story. It will only be posted here.



"He's gone Harry. He's-gone."

"No! He isn't gone! We can still save him! Let me go Remus!"

Harry struggled against Remus's grip and ran after his godfather's murderer. "Crucio!"

The woman before him screamed as she fell to the floor. Harry kept his wand on the woman in front of him. Bellatrix Lestrange was Sirius's cousin and a loyal follower of Voldemort. Harry felt the anger at Sirius's murder boiling in his veins as he stared at Bellatrix. "You have to mean it Harry. She killed your last remaining family member. She deserves to die. You know the spell. Kill her!"

In the smallest bedroom of Number 4 Privet Drive a sixteen year old boy's emerald eyes flew open as he sat up in bed. Harry had been having this dream repeatedly since Sirius's death last month. He had only known his godfather for two years and now he was gone. Harry got up and walked over to the door to flip the light switch that was on the right wall beside the door. A soft hoot sounded and Harry turned to see his snowy owl, Hedwig, perched on the bed with a letter clutched in her talons.

"Hey girl. How was your hunt? Is that something for me?" Harry asked the owl as he walked back to his bed and sat down.

Harry took the letter from Hedwig and unfolded it. He noticed a few feathers were missing and some blood on her talons. Looking down at the letter he saw a few spots of blood on the parchment and frowned. Hedwig had obviously been in some type of a fight. Harry didn't know any spells to cast on familiars to see if they were okay. Hedwig flew to her cage and dipped her beak in the water tray on the bottom of her cage. Harry set the letter on his bed and walked over to examine his friend and pet. Checking her for wounds he was relieved when he didn't find anything wrong with her other than a few missing feathers. "Did you intercept this letter Hedwig from another owl?" She gave a soft hoot and nodded. "Thanks girl but try to be more careful please. I don't want to lose you." Hedwig nipped his finger affectionately and stared at him with her amber eyes. Not for the first time since he had received her as a birthday present upon finding out he was a wizard at eleven did he wonder if there was something different about Hedwig. She seemed far more intelligent than other owls and seemed to be able to discern his emotions and feelings.

Harry went back to his bed and again picked up the unfolded letter. As he read it he frowned and his eyes flashed with anger. His hands began shaking and he saw his magic crackle around his fingers. How could they do this? I thought they were my friends?


I can't wait to see you this summer. Harry is a danger to be around ever since Cedric's death at the end of fourth year. It's only gotten worse since Sirius's death. He's unstable and an attention seeker. Taking us into the Ministry like that on some 'vision' of Sirius being tortured. He could have gotten us all killed. Ever since the three of us entered Hogwarts five years ago we've nearly gotten killed every year at Hogwarts so far. If it hadn't been for the money I've been getting from Dumbledore and the fact that Ginny will one day be Mrs. Potter I wouldn't have bothered being friends with him in the first place. I'm glad that we can stop pretending to be his friends this year. I've been putting the money Dumbledore has been giving me into a separate vault that only I have access to. I can't wait until we get our final checks this month for all we've done for Dumbledore these past five years. I'll be happy to finally be free of him. Then we won't have to hide our relationship any longer and can just be ourselves. As soon as that marriage contract goes into effect on his seventeenth birthday Ginny will marry him and my family will have access to the Potter fortune. Ginny's been dreaming of this event since Harry saved her in her first year. I'll see you on September 1st.



Harry clenched his eyes shut as he felt tears form and fall down his cheeks onto the letter. His hands were shaking in anger. Harry got up, pocketed his wand and pulled on his shoes before leaving his room and sneaking out of the house. Once outside Harry ditched the guard that was on duty and changed into his Animagus form. A gray snow leopard with emerald green eyes and a white lightning bolt in the middle of its forehead appeared from the shadows. He was glad he hadn't told anyone about his Animagus form. It had taken him the rest of June and half of July to find out and master his Animagus form. At first he thought he would be a stag like his father or a dog like his godfather but when he had seen his Animagus form in the mirror he had been pleased and happy.

Moonbeam stretched and then padded softly in the direction of the park, using the shadows to remain unseen by people. Approaching the park Moonbeam crawled into the tunnel and changed back into Harry Potter. Harry Potter was a wizard and was going into his sixth year at Hogwarts which was a magical school in Scotland. His parents had died at the hands of the Dark Lord, Voldemort, when he was one year old but he had survived when the killing curse rebounded and hit Voldemort instead. For ten years he had lived with his mother's sister, his uncle and cousin being physically and emotionally abused. That had all changed on his eleventh birthday when he had discovered the truth about why he was living with his relatives and entered Hogwarts to begin his magical training as a wizard. The abuse had only stopped when he had met his godfather and 'forgotten' to tell them that his godfather wasn't a murderer as he had claimed.

Harry went over to the swings and sat on one thinking on everything that had happened to him over the past five years at Hogwarts. Ever since he had set foot in the magical world his life had been in danger. Thinking back on the events of his life since he turned eleven years old he realized that he been manipulated for at least five years if not longer and realized everything made perfect sense.

The first incident he could remember was on his eleventh birthday when Hagrid had told him he was a wizard. Harry remembered asking him about Voldemort and Hagrid mentioning that Voldemort had come from Slytherin and that there wasn't a single witch or wizard who didn't go dark in Slytherin. This had immediately turned him against Slytherin and having to beg the Sorting Hat to not put him there even though the hat said he would do great in the house of snakes. Then there was the incident at King's Cross on September first. He remembered not having any idea what to do or where the platform was as Hagrid hadn't informed him of how to get on the train after their shopping trip to get Harry's school supplies for his first year. After asking the guard where the platform for Hogwarts was Harry had seen a red haired woman with an owl talking about muggles and asking what the platform number was. Surely a woman with two sons who had already graduated and three sons who were currently in Hogwarts would remember the platform number to get on the train and would be smart enough not to rant about muggles in King's Cross.

On the Hogwarts Express the door to Harry's compartment was flung open and Ron asked if he could sit with him because the train was full. Harry remembered passing many empty compartments on the way to his own compartment. Immediately Ron had stared at him and then upon finding out who he was had begun asking him questions he didn't want to answer. Hermione had burst in several minutes later and began talking about all the books she had read about him. In his first year at Hogwarts Harry had seen a baby dragon hatch in Hagrid's hut and taken it up to the Astronomy Tower after convincing Hagrid to send it to a dragon preserve in Romania where Charlie Weasley worked. Voldemort had possessed Professor Quirrell to try to get the Sorcerer's Stone in order to get a new body and return to power.

In his second year Voldemort had possessed Ginny Weasley through means of his old diary which turned out to have a piece of Voldemort's soul in it and released the Basilisk which was the King of Serpent's and lived in the Chamber of Secrets that Salazar Slytherin had built when he had been alive. It was in his second year that he found out he was parslemouth. A parslemouth was a person who was a snake speaker and he had been accused of being the Heir of Slytherin just because of his 'dark' ability. In his second year he had gone into the Forbidden Forest to talk to a giant spider by the name of Aragog that Hagrid had hatched and kept as a pet until his expulsion from Hogwarts in his third year. Aragog's children had almost killed Harry and Ron when they had gone into the Forbidden Forest to find out the truth about what was going on in the castle and attacking the students after Hagrid had been taken to Azkaban and Dumbledore had been forced to step down from his position as headmaster of Hogwarts by the Board of Governors.

Harry and Ron had been barred from entering Platform 9 ¾ by a house elf named Dobby who had appeared that summer and told him not to go back to Hogwarts. Ron had convinced Harry to take his dad's flying car to Hogwarts so they could get to school and they had nearly been expelled for crashing into the Whomping Willow and not informing the school that they were stuck in King's Cross. Then Dobby had broken Harry's arm with a rogue bludger during a Quidditch game and Lockhart had removed the bones in his arm so Harry had been forced to endure a painful night in the Hospital Wing regrowing all the bones in his arm.

Hermione had brewed an illegal potion so Ron and Harry could sneak into the Slytherin Common Room in order to find out if Malfoy was the Heir of Slytherin and was the one attacking all the students. Harry had found out that Voldemort had set Hagrid up in his third year at Hogwarts and gotten him expelled when a girl name Myrtle had died in the girl's bathroom on the second floor. Harry had found out that the monster in the chamber was a Basilisk and that it was using the pipes to get around the school unseen. When Ginny had been taken into the Chamber, Harry and Ron had gone to find Lockhart and taken him down into the Chamber of Secrets which had been built under the school with the entrance being hidden beneath Moaning Myrtle's bathroom. Lockhart had confessed to being a fraud and had tried to wipe Harry's and Ron's memories only for Ron's broken wand to backfire and wipe his memories instead. Harry considered this no great loss to the wizarding world personally. Lockhart had been a horrible Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.

Harry had continued on into the chamber itself and battled the Basilisk, defeated Voldemort and rescued Ginny. If Fawkes hadn't arrived with the Sorting Hat and the Sword of Gryffindor then Harry knew he would have died that night along with Ginny and Voldemort would have returned to power. As it was Harry had nearly died when he had killed the Basilisk and one of its fangs had pierced his arm but Fawkes had saved him from death by using his phoenix tears to heal the wound and stop the spread of the venom through his body.

Third year Harry had accidently blown up his aunt and run away from home where he thought he saw a large dog standing in the shadows of Magnolia Crescent. He had fallen back and missed being run over by the Knight Bus that had taken him to the Leaky Cauldron which was a famous wizarding pub and stood before the entrance to Diagon Alley. There he had been found by the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, who had told Harry to remain within Diagon Alley or the Leaky Cauldron until school started. He had overhead Mr. and Mrs. Weasley talking about an escaped prisoner named Sirius Black who was supposed to be Voldemort's right hand man and was supposedly looking to kill Harry and reunite with the Dark Lord. Dementors had been stationed at Hogwarts and Harry was unable to go to Hogsmeade which was the wizarding village near Hogwarts that year. He had been watched closely by the professors and other staff at Hogwarts but had used his invisibility cloak to sneak into Hogsmeade where he found that Sirius Black was his godfather and had been sent to Azkaban for killing thirteen muggles and a wizard.

Harry had found out the truth about his parents' death that night in Godric's Hollow in 1981. Peter Pettigrew, a man who was supposed to be dead, had betrayed his parents to Voldemort, then killed thirteen muggles after being cornered by Sirius and Sirius had been sent to Azkaban for thirteen years before he had broken out while Peter had lived with the Weasleys as a pet rat for thirteen years. Azkaban was the wizarding prison set on an island in the middle of the North Sea. It was guarded by Dementors, dark creatures who sucked the souls out of humans and drained away a person's happy memories. Harry had also met his parents' third friend, a werewolf named Remus Lupin, who had been Harry's third year DADA professor. Sadly on the way back to Hogwarts Remus had turned into a werewolf and Peter escaped capture by the Dementors and the Ministry of Magic. Sirius had nearly lost his life to the Dementors but Harry had cast his Patronus which was a stag like his father only to be taken to the Astronomy Tower to await a Dementor who would give him the Kiss. Hermione had used her time turner, a device that allowed a person to travel in the past, and together Harry and Hermione had saved not only Sirius but also an innocent hippogriff by the name of Buckbeak who had been sentenced to die.

Fourth year was the return of the Triwizard Tournament. It was hosted by Hogwarts and the students of Durmstrang and Beauxbatons had arrived to compete. Harry had been signed up against his will and been forced to participate in the tournament at fourteen years old. Ron had immediately gotten jealous of Harry and convinced that Harry had purposely put his name in the Goblet of Fire for the fame had stopped speaking to Harry. Harry had faced a dragon in the first task, rescued Ron and Gabrielle Delacour, the younger sister of Beauxbatons Champion, Fleur Delacour from the bottom of the Black Lake, and endured a maze with magical creatures in the third task. Harry and Cedric had reached the Triwizard Cup at the same time and been transported to a graveyard in Little Hangelton where Cedric had been killed and Harry had been tied to a gravestone.

Harry had his blood forcefully taken by Peter Pettigrew to be used in a potion that brought Voldemort back to life. Harry then had to duel Voldemort but their wands had connected and Harry had seen his parents, Charity Bridge, Frank and Cedric who had given him time to get to Cedric, grab the port key and make it back to Hogwarts. Upon returning to Hogwarts Harry had been taken hostage by Professor Moody who had turned out to be Barty Crouch Jr., a man who supposedly had died in Azkaban but had been smuggled out by his father under his father's invisibility cloak. Barty had killed his father and been using polyjuice potion to pretend to be Mad Eye Moody in order to get Harry into the Triwizard Tournament so he could bring his master back to power. Barty had been questioned and then given the Dementor's Kiss but Fudge had refused to believe that Voldemort had returned and that Cedric was murdered.

The summer before Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts he and his cousin Dudley had been attacked by Dementors. When Harry had used his Patronus in order to save himself and Dudley he had been expelled from Hogwarts and forced to appear before the Wizengamont in order to have a trial. Things had only gotten worse when Senior Undersecretary Dolores Umbridge had been introduced as the new DADA professor and the Daily Prophet was labeling Dumbledore and Harry as lunatics and denying that Voldemort had returned. Harry had been forced to set up the D.A.-Defense Association-or as it was commonly known 'Dumbledore's Army' in order for the students of Hogwarts to learn proper defense since the Ministry didn't allow the students to learn practical defense. Dolores had been given the status of High Inquisitor and allowed to use any force necessary to ensure that the students followed Ministry protocol. She was allowed to issue educational decrees and investigate the staff. Professor Trelawney, the Divination Professor, had been sacked and Dumbledore had hired Firenze, a centaur Harry had met in his first year to take over the class.

Eventually Fudge had gotten so paranoid that Dumbledore had been issued a warrant for his arrest and trying to take over the Ministry after the D.A. had been found by Umbridge and her Inquisitorial Squad. Harry had faced a hard time that year at Hogwarts as most of the students didn't believe that Harry and Dumbledore were telling the truth about Voldemort's return. Ron and Hermione had been made prefects that year as well. Harry had been punished using a Blood Quill when he had told Umbridge that Cedric had been murdered and that Voldemort was back and been forced to write 'I must not tell lies' using his own blood which had scarred his right hand. Dumbledore had avoided arrest by escaping with his phoenix Fawkes and Umbridge had become the headmistress of Hogwarts. Harry eventually had a vision of Sirius being tortured and had gone to the Ministry to save his godfather only to see Sirius be killed by Bellatrix, watched Dumbledore duel Voldemort in the Ministry and then been told the prophecy.

Harry got up and began walking home. He didn't notice that he was being followed as he was consumed in his rage over his ex-friends betrayal. Who can I trust now? Maybe Moony would be able to help me. He has dealt with betrayal before since Wormtail sold my parents to Voldemort when I was a toddler. But what if he tells Dumbledore that I know that Ron and Hermione betrayed me? Can I really trust Uncle Moony?

"Uncle Moony," Harry laughed out loud. "I don't think I've said that since I was a toddler and mom and dad were still alive."

A dark figure slammed into Harry's blind side knocking him to the ground. There was a flash of gleaming white fangs and Harry barely had time to register that a vampire was on top of him before it bit into his neck. Harry screamed and went for his wand but the vampire was faster and deftly plucked Harry's wand from his fingers before tossing it aside. As the vampire continued to feed on Harry he lost consciousness.

The vampire got to its feet and looked at the human child on the ground. He wiped the few remaining traces of blood from his mouth and then picked the sixteen year old up easily in his arms. He noticed how light the human felt in his arms. Shit. Looks like I need to write a letter to the kid. The vampire moved quickly through the streets towards the human's home snuck into the house before making his way up to the second floor. Peeking in each of the bedrooms he finally found what must have been the kid's bedroom and frowned at the mess. He set the kid on the bed and then placed the kid's wand on the nightstand. He searched the room for something to write with and found a quill and a piece of parchment along with a bottle of green ink. Scribbling a note he changed the note into a port key which wouldn't activate until 'Cerberus' was spoken. Glancing sadly at the child who would be in for a rough day as the turning took place he disapparated.

Harry awoke sometime in the early hours of the morning. It felt as if his mind was wrapped in a thick fog as he strained his memory to remember what had happened. Slowly the fog lifted from his mind and the memories of the past night came to his mind. He remembered Hedwig coming back with a letter clutched in her talons that spoke of Ron and Hermione's betrayal and Dumbledore's manipulations. He had left after reading the letter to try to figure out what he wanted to do next and had gone to the park. When he had begun walking home he had been attacked by a vampire. But how had he gotten back home? The last thing he remembered was seeing a flash of fangs and a pair of sapphire blue eyes filled with hunger.

Swinging his legs out of bed Harry glared daggers at the letter and then blinked in surprise. No longer did he feel the dark shadow that was the piece of Voldemort's soul in his head. He strained his mind and realized he couldn't see or hear anything of Voldemort's plans. It was like the connection between the Boy-Who-Lived and the Dark Lord had never existed. Harry was about to reach for his glasses when he noticed the second letter lying on the nightstand beneath his wand. Harry blinked his eye in surprise. His vision was perfect! How did that happen? Why can I suddenly see amazingly well not that I'm complaining and why can I no longer hear or see anything Voldemort is doing?

Walking over to the mirror he let out a gasp as he saw that the cursed lightning bolt scar had vanished from his forehead. As he concentrated he came to the realization that the piece of soul that had been in his head had vanished. He started laughing to himself in relief that he was finally rid of that monster for good. An image came to his mind of Moonbeam and Harry realized with shock that the cursed scar had vanished from his Animagus form as well. His hair was no longer untidy like it had been when he was a human. Instead it fell just past his shoulders and was straight and silky smooth. His skin had paled a bit but he looked healthier than when he had been living with the Dursleys and suffered from starvation. Deciding he had better read the letter he had noticed on the nightstand after getting up he made his way back over to his bed. Harry reached for the second letter and read the contents.

Dear Person-

My name is Ash Ichor. I am afraid I turned you last night when I attacked and fed on you. You are now a vampire and nothing can change that. You will still be able to use magic without a problem so there is nothing to worry about regarding your magical abilities. I brought you home last night after turning you and you'll be sore for four days after. I am truly sorry that I turned you as that was not my intention. If you have any questions this letter is a port key. Say the word "Cerberus" and it will take you to me and if you want to go back where you came from only say "Cerberus" again and it will take you back to where you left from. If you want to come with me you may. It is your choice and I won't force you into something you aren't comfortable with. There is a warning I wish to give you. Be prepared for your loved ones and friends to shun you. Many vampires have been killed or outcast by their families and friends upon their turning. I wish you luck with whatever you decide.

Ash Ichor

Harry stared at the letter in shock and then he laughed. "Well being a vampire explains why I'm suddenly so sore and my brain is still a bit fuzzy. I guess the vampire blood got rid of the dark presence of Voldemort's soul then and caused the connection between us to vanish. That's a relief to not have to hear or see Voldemort's plans or see the rapes and murders of his victims anymore."

A hoot sounded from Hedwig and she suddenly burst into black flames. "Hedwig!" Harry shouted getting up and running towards his burning owl. The flames disappeared and there stood a black phoenix with silver tipped feathers, a golden beak and talons and black eyes. The phoenix trilled as it looked at Harry and he realized he could understand it.

{Hello young one. You now see my true form.}

{Hedwig? You're a phoenix? How is this possible? How are you a phoenix?}

{My true name is Moonrise. Your transformation into a vampire has allowed me at last to assume my true form. I chose the form of an owl to protect you and myself. If humans had known that I was a storm phoenix then they would want to take me for themselves. I have power over storms. I've wanted to talk with you for a long time.}

{How is that I can understand you?}

{It is because we bonded when I was an owl. But we will need to cement our bond in my true form. That is if you still want me?}

{Of course I do! What do I have to do?}

Moonrise peered into her bonded's emerald green eyes. It felt to Harry like she was searching his soul. Finally she gave a nod. {We must drink a bit of each other's blood and then I will use my tears to heal your wound.}

Harry raised a hand to feel the two viper pearl white fangs in his mouth and used his teeth to bite into his hand. He cautiously bit into Moonrise's neck and took a few mouthfuls of her blood. The phoenix blood was hot and brimmed with magic. Moonrise plunged her beak into Harry's wound and swallowed a mouthful of blood before crying into Harry's wound. Harry watched as the wound healed and then he felt the magic in the phoenix tears and phoenix blood mix with his own. There was a blinding flash of light and Harry found himself lying on his back on the floor as his magic and the phoenix magic swirled around in his body before merging together and settling down in his body.

{What happened?}

{I believe the magic you gained in my blood and tears merged with your magic. You should be a lot stronger and heal faster thanks to both my magic and the vampire blood in your body. I'm not sure but I think your eyes may have changed.}

Harry looked in a mirror and saw that his eyes now had emerald green irises set on a mercury red sclera. "How odd," Harry said out loud. "I wonder if this is due to the vampire blood or the phoenix magic within my body?"

Moonrise let forth a burst of song and flew to perch upon Harry's shoulder. {I think it may be due to the fact that are now a vampire but perhaps you may want to ask the one who turned you if you decide to meet him. Even if you don't want to go with him it might be wise to at least meet him and get to know about the vampire who made you little one.}

Harry nodded at Moonrise's suggestion knowing she was probably right. Suddenly he heard a sound from downstairs. A growl escaped his throat as he pulled his laps back in a snarl and bolted for his wand. Grabbing the two letters he slipped them into his jeans and pulled on a pair of sunglasses to hide his changed eyes. He leveled his wand at the door and heard the sound of voices downstairs. He recognized Tonks and Mad-Eye. {Moonrise is there anything you can do to make yourself not seen by Mad-Eye?}

{I can make myself invisible. Not even his magical eye will be able to discover me.}

{Do it quickly please. They're coming up the stairs now.}

Moonrise settled on Harry's shoulder and turned invisible just as the witch and retired stopped in front of Harry's bedroom door. The door to Harry's bedroom opened and there stood Tonks and Mad-Eye. "Wotcher Harry," Tonks said smiling at him. She was sporting aqua hair. Tonks was a metamorphmagus.

"Hello Tonks, Mad-Eye," Harry said.

"Put the wand down boy," Mad-Eye said shuffling into the room behind Tonks. "Have you got your stuff packed?"

"Where are we going?"

"Headquarters," Mad-Eye said. "Tonks and I are to escort you there and you'll be staying there with the Weasleys and Remus until it's time to go back to Hogwarts."

"I wasn't aware that I was going back to headquarters this summer," Harry said frowning. "I haven't gotten any letters from Ron or Hermione since I've been stuck here."

Harry slipped his wand into his pocket and went to throw his things in his trunk. His Firebolt, cauldron, parchment, quills, ink bottles, broom stick servicing kit, course books, uniform, quidditch robes, and potion ingredients went into his trunk. "Where's Hedwig Harry?" Tonks asked looking at the empty cage.

"She's off hunting. She'll be able to find me wherever I go."

Tonks levitated Harry's trunk and gave him a smile before they proceeded downstairs and back outside. "How are we getting to Sirius's house?"

"Tonks will side along apparate with you and I'll apparate there by myself," Mad-Eye said.

"Take my arm Harry. You'll be safe with me," Tonks said. Harry took of hold of Tonks left arm and Mad-Eye took Harry's trunk before there was a pulling at Harry's navel and they disapparated from Privet Drive with three pops. Harry felt like he was being squeezed through a narrow tube and threw up when they finally appeared in front of 12 Grimmauld Place. Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix and Sirius's old childhood home.