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Chapter 2: Family reunions
A/N:I forgot to place this warning on my first chapter but i do not own Harry Potter or any other Canon Character I do own a few OC's who will make an appearence but that is all. First Three Chapters sets the groundwork for the story then the action will begin.
Chapter 2: Family Reunions
/denotes mental communications and or thoughts/
Hermione quietly crept back up the stairs to her dorm room to wait for the boys to get up. She inwardly hoped that Professor Dumbeldore would be able to get into contact with Sirius and reunite him with Harry. She was also trying to figure out who was Harry supposed to have fallen in love with. The papers of the split time lines while very detailed as far as general information were severely limited in specific knowledge that would make her task easier. She had taken the first step in helping Harry though as she knew that he was supposed to have lived with Sirius so now with him being cleared hopefully he will be able to. As she continued her train of thought she glanced at her watch and realized that it was almost time for Harry to come into the common room, so she quickly changed into her school robes and headed down stairs to wait for him and Ron.
Meanwhile Professor Albus Dumbeldore sat as his desk and pondered how he could have been so wrong in his actions towards Sirius. Because if his anger at the death of James and Lily Potter he had allowed for certain regulations to be bypassed during Sirius's trial. "What am i going to do Fawkes how can i expect Sirius to forgive me for what i have done to him?" Albus asked as he place his head in his hands.
/Fear not LIfe-Friend/ Albus heard in his head.
"Fawkes how can I not worry? If Sirius decides to take Harry and leave England then we will all be doomed without Harry there is no hope" Albus said.
/The CHosen One shall not run from fate. Fate has determined that the child of light shall battle the Lord of darkness to determine the fate of the Magical World./
"I hope you are right old friend" Albus said as he thought of the over 50 years he had had Fawkes as his familiar and could not think of a single time that he had been wrong. "Could you deliver a letter to Sirius for me old friend."
Fawkes nodded his head as he held out his claw for the message. Albus gave him a copy of the release papers as well as a small note that he wrote to Sirius. With a flash the phoenix was gone.
In a cave somewhere in the country side a dark haired man sat huddled over a small fire trying to keep as warm as possible in the autumn chill. "today makes twelve years" the man said to himself. /I wonder if Prongslett is doing ok it must be hard on him on this of all days the anniversery of the day that his parents were struck down by the monster known as Voldemort./ His thoughts were interupted as with a flash of fire Fawkes appeared before him and began singing a cheering tune. "Well hello Fawkes I guess your master will be along shortly with Aurors trying to take me back to the Hell that is Azkaban. I can't go back there Fawkes not until I know that Harry is safe and taken care of."
Fawkes cocked his head to the side as he held his leg out for the man for him to take the letters from him.
Sirius Black carefully removed the letters from the Phoenix's leg and glanced at them both. The first letter had an official Ministry Seal and the other he could tell was written by Albus Dumbeldore himself. He carefully opened the letter from the Ministry and began to read as he read his eyes became wide.
Notice to be immediately place into effect as signed and witnessed by Madame Amelia Bones head of the D.M.L.E. and Professor Albus Dumbledore Chief Warlock of the Wizengaut. In relation to the status of One Mr. Sirius Orion Black, Formerly of 12 Grimauld PLace London, Current official residence Azkaban Island Prison cell #2 Maximum Security wing. Current whereabouts unknown. Do to the discovery of new evidence not previousluy available that the afforementioned fugitive has been cleared of any charges and is hereby pardoned and if so desirous shall be able to reclaim any and all property that was taken by the ministry and to return to his life in whatever way he so desires.
As he read the letter from the Ministry clearing him of all charges tears began to flow down his cheeks as for the first time in twelve years he began to feel free. still with some trepidation he opened and began to read the letter from Dumbledore.
I cannot tell you enough how sorry i am for what has happened to you over the last twelve years and i know that i cannot yet expect for you to forgive me for my part of your unjust punishment but i ask you for the sake of young Harry that you meet me in my office so that i can allow you to become reintegrated into his life. Also i am sure that Remus would like to see you as well. If you are willing to meet then please hold the corner of this letter and say the word phoenix.
Sincerely Albus Dumbeldore
After a few minutes thought Sirius decided that in order to be reunited with his godson that he would try to forgive Albus for what had happened for in all honesty if he were in Albus's shoes he likely would have done the same thing and acted without the proper amount of thought. So with a grudging admittance that working with Albus Dumbeldore would give Harry the best chance of survival he held the letter and said phoenix a sjhort navel tug later had Sirius sitting across form the Headmaster in his office at Hogwarts.
"Ah Sirius a pleasure to see you are doing well all things considered" Dumbeldore said.
"Look Albus let's cut straight toi the chase we both know that i am quite pissed about how I've spent the last twelve years, however I can understand that mistakes sometimes can happen when our emotions are allowed to cloud our judgement. While I cannot say that i can ever forget what I have endured I am more than willing to try and work with you for Harry's sake. I feel just like you do that Voldemort isn't gone for good, and while I do not understand exactly what Harry did all those years ago to banish him but i feel that somehow Harry is going to be the key to finally defeating Voldemort and you are the best person to give him the training that he will need to survive" Sirius said.
"Thank you Sirius your willingness to work with me for Harry's sake is more than I deserve after what i allowed to happen to you. but I am afraid thta you are more right than you know in regards to Harry and the Dark Lord. Shortly before Harry was born there was a prophecy given that I am the only one to have heard the entirity of" Albus said with a sigh.
"What did the prophecy say Albus, and why haven't you told Harry yet?" Sirius asked.
"I haven't had the heart to tell him Sirius. At the end of his first year he asked why Voldemort was after him and i just could not bring myself to place the burden of the Wizarding world on the shoulders of an eleven year old boy" Albus said as a tear slid down his cheekl. "As for what the prophecy said, it said The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord comes as the seventh month dies born to those who have thrice defied him and the Dark Lord shall mark him as his equal but he shall have power that the Dark Lord knows not for either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives the one with the power to vanquish the Dark LOrd is born as the seventh month dies..."
"My God Albus have you figured out what Harry's power is?" Sirius asked with an edge of concern in his voice.
"Yes Sirius while I have not figured out precisely what his power his I have figured out the key to unlocking that power Love Sirius the key to his power is love. When Voldemort attacked the Potter's when Harry was just a baby I believ that it was the love that Harry shared with his mother that allowed him to destroy Voldemort's bodyunfortunately it seems as though the love between a child and parent was not enough to completely finish off the evil that we know as Voldemort I fear that he will have to fall in love before his true powers will be unlocked" Albus said. "But i think that there are a few people here that would like desperately to see you Sirius. Fawkes old friend would you go and retrieve Remus Harry and miss Tonks please?"
They continued sitting and talking about old times until a sudden noise of someone running up the stairs interupted them.
"Well it looks like one of our guests is here" Albus said with a chuckle.
"Where is he Albus?" Remus Lupin asked as he swung open the door to the office not noticing Sirius sitting in the chair facing away from the door.
"Hey Moony" Sirius said as he stood from the chair he was sitting in.
"Padfoot it's so good to see you well and in one piece" Moony said as he embraced his longtime friend. "Have you seen Harry yet?"
"Not yet Moony you were the first but I'm still expecting a few more visitors" Sirius said with a chuckle. /Man it's good to see Moony again, the last two Marauders./ Sirius thought to himself.
As Sirius was still thinking a light knocking was heard on the door.
"Come in Nymphadora" Albus said with a chuckle.
"You wanted to see me Headmaster?" she asked as she entered the office carrying a copy of the morning prophet declaring Sirius's innocence on the front page.
"No but I thought that Sirius might want to see his young cousin" Albus said with a twinkle in his eyes.
"Sirius he's here now" she said as her hair began cycling through various bright colors that hair wouldn't normally be.
"Hey there little Nymphie Sirius said from his seat beside Remus.
"Sirius" Tonks yelled as she ran to him and threw her arms around his neck and cried into his shoulder. "Mom's going to be so happy she never believed that you were guilty."
"It's all okay now Nymphie I'm free and I fully intend on going to see my dear sister Andromeda as soon as I see one more person first." Sirius said, As he was still speaking Fawkes appeared in a flash with a slightly confused Harry Potter holding onto one of his tail feathers.
"You wanted to see me professor?" Harry asked.
"Have you read the paper this morning Harry?" Albus asked.
"No sir i almost never read the paper anymore. I just can't stand reading about Sirius Black being after me any more" Harry said with a sigh.
"Well tghen let me tell you what was in the paper this morning. Sirius Black has been cleared of all charges it turns out that he was not your parents secret keeper Peter Pettigrew was and thanks to Miss Granger he has been taken into custody. I called for you because I thought that uyou may want to see your godfather again." Albus said.
At the news that his godfather was innocent worked its way through Harry's head he began to feel a warm feeling in his guts that made him feel safe and secure.
"Hey Harry" Sirius said as he placed his hand on Harry's shoulder.
Slowly Harry turned around and looked at the godfather that he had no memory of and yet knew beyond a doubt loved him more than his own life. "Sirius?" he asked in a squeaky voice as his voice started to fail.
As Sirius pulled Harry to him and wrapped his arms around him tears began freely flowing down both of their cheeks. "I'm so sorry Harry I should have been there for you to help you mourn your parents but instead in my anger I tried to catch the traitor and make him pay for what he had done" Sirius said as tears continued to fall.
"If it's okay with both of you I wouldm like to reccomend that beginning with the upcoming Holidays that Harry move in with Sirius since I have detected that the blood wards on Privet Drive have been failing due to Harry's not feeling that it was his home" Albus said.
"That's the best idea I've heard in a long time Albus" Sirius said with a smile.
" Do you mean it would you really let me live with you?" Harry asked with an obvious fear of rejection in his voice.
"Of course I mean it Harry when you were born your Parents made me your godfather I would do anything for you" Sirius said as he hugged Harry tighter.
As his eyes cleared of tears Harry saw something out of the corner of his eyes that reminded him of a dream that he had had the previous night.
Harry flew around the quidditch pit chasing not the golden snitch as was his usual want but instead chasing a vision with lovely pink hair flying in front of him. He didn't know why he pursued her all he knew was that his happiness depended on catching the angel before him. Suddenly out of nowhere a fire ball struck the broom of the Witch in front of him. Harry dove as fast as he could to catch her before she hit the ground just as he was about to reach her she knocked sideways by another blast of magic from a snakelike wizard standing on the ground.
"You will pay for what you have done to me" the Wizard hissed. "I will take the desire of your heart and destroy it before you are even aware of what it is."
"No Tom you have taken too much from me already. You took my father, you took my mother from before my eyes, you took my childhood from me it is you that will pay three times already i have fought you and three times I have won. You will not touch a hair on her head I will destroy you first" Harry said.
With an evil laugh Voldemort pointed his wand at the girl who was lying on the ground tears streamind down both cheekls as terror of her imminent death began to set in. With an evil hissing voice Voldemort began to chant the curse that had only failed him once since his rise to power "Avada Kedavra" as his incantation ended a sickly green light left his wand and headed towards the young girl who was helpless to get out of the way.
With a shouted "no" Harry dissapeared from where he stood only to reappear in the path of the spell. "I told you Tom you will not touch her" Harry said as the spell impacted his chest, yet he did not fall from the death curse instead he bagan to glow as untold power began to fill him with a casual glance at Tom Harry turned to the girl on the ground and picked her up in his arms and started to walk away.
"You will not walk away from me Potter. You and the Blood Traitor Bitch in your arms will both die mark my words none will stand before the might of Lord Voldemort." Voldemort hissed though try as he might he found himself unable to move or cast any more spells.
Looking at the girl in his arms Harry made a promise that he knew he would never break "I promise you that I will never allow anyone to touch one hair on your head. I don't know why I feel like I do but I know for certain that I love you even though I don't know who you are when the time comes I will claim you as my own if you will allow me." before the girl could respond to what he said he was awoken by a nip on his ear from Fawkes.
"It's you" Harry said as he looked at the pink haired beauty behind Sirius.
"You had the dream too?" Tonks asked wonder evident in her voice.
As he nodded she walked around from behind Sirius and threw her arms around Harry's neck and whispered "thank you and yes" into his ear.
"No one shall ever harm you as long as breath still lingers in my body my love" he whispered just as quietly into her ear." As the words left his mouth his body began to glow as he felt his power swell within him.