Kreacher goes back to save his master, and Regulus survives but his near-death-by-Inferi puts him into a coma for the next sixteen years. When he wakes, well, the world is not so different. Voldemort is still at large, and the Ministry is still inept. His brother's got a godson now though, so it's only natural for Regulus to keep an eye on young Harry as well.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 59,951 - Reviews: 1767 - Favs: 4,490 - Follows: 4,811 - Updated: 7/7 - Published: 11/9/2013 - Regulus B., Harry P., Sirius B.