Status: Completed First Published: 2013.11.20 Last Published Chapter: 2013.12.17 Last Updated: 2014.03.26 Favorite Story Of:0 users
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Harry is finally about to take over as head of the Auror Office but is growing a little tired of Kingley’s interference. A personal invitation gives him an excuse to escape for a while and presents an opportunity to reopen a cold case. In Nevada, Harry is surprised to meet an old friend living under a new identity (Part 2 of The Traveller Trilogy)
After checking in at the motel, Harry returns to brief Sheriff Browning who has received an official introduction and request for prisoner access. Harry has to use a mixture of truths and half-truths to explain his presence.
Dan takes Harry home and introduces him to he wife and children. Harry learns about the town’s troubles. Gail and Harry watch a news item from England about a student prank involving a Muggle Professor that Harry consulted before he left.
“I tried to track them entering into town again, like I do every year. Damn things just appear from no-where.”
Harry attends the children’s tribal induction that William has been practising for. Browning confides that he was baffled by the annual appearance and disappearance of the wolf-like creatures. Harry visits the county jail to see the wizard in custody and asks why he hadn’t simply escaped.
Harry and Browning return to the grieving Johnson household and Harry is invited to participate in a sand painting. Late at night, Harry and Summer are treated to a spectacle of ghostly animals. The raven appears.
“We’re going to owe Mr Washington another civic reception.”
Mr Washington has good news. Billy ensured the town would prosper. Harry invites Dan and his family to stay over in Las Vegas where they take in a magic show. McAvery and Harry finally talk. McAvery is not impressed with Harry’s demands.
The magic show leaves Harry baffled. Afterwards, Harry must leave to return home. The raven is named. Harry meets with Billy’s spirit who admits that he summoned Harry and explains that he will not be permitted to keep the magical gift.