It had been months since Harry had so much as thought of Sirius, now he was all Harry could think of. If Sirius were here Harry would probably not be sitting in the hospital wing and he probably would not be exhausted from magical overexurtion. Hogsmead was fresh on Harry's mind as he woke up all he could remember was Lucious Malfoy apparating away and Dementors closing in. Harry had reacted and was the first to conjure a patronus. The Dementors were closing in and harry's guardians tore through the looming black and the dementors were closing even as the patroni ripped and threw them. Harry looked around, Ginny had fired her quidditch player patronus inot the air. It still wasn't enough. Harry looked at the fallen and knew that because of him they would all be souless by the morning. Harry hardly recognised or realized what had happened next, In a shout two familiar voices had shouted "EXPECTO PATRONUM!". Harry wheeled around and saw from Albus Dumbledores wand erupted a rather large firey bird and with even more shock, there was a stream of what looked like mist coming form Snape's was. Harry could hardly see through the enclosing dark, then a flock of silver bats burst through the enclosing cold and all of the gaurdians faught with more vigor, the Patronus' were making the Dementors recede and still the bats were pouring from snape's wand. the next thing Harry could remember was waking up in the hospital wing feeling like he hadn't slept in years.
It had been three days since the attack on Hogsmead. The tale had gotten through the school, only some had said that there were thousands of dementors and Snape and Harry had taken them on themselves. Harry knew that the story would travel fast and be terribally misinterpreted, because of all of the stories of the past year, with Umbridge and all of the times he had heard the stories that were horribally exadurated from the ministry last year.
Harry was growing tired of sitting in the hospital wing, he had woken to voices murmering something and he could not make out the blurry brown figure chatting animatedly with Dumbledore. All Harry could muster out of the muted and groggy haze of conversation was something about 'Easter Holliday' and 'not at Hagwarts'. Madame Pomphrey had come by the fallowing day and told Harry that he needed to spend a few days in the infermary, he had over-exurted himself magically and that he was lucky that he hadn't been more severely injured.
Sitting in his bed and finishing an essay for Defense Against the Dark Arts Harry was surprised when the hospital wing doors swung open and in waked Albus Dumbledore and Remus Lupin, close on thier heals were Hermione Ginny Ron and Jamie.
"Harry!" Remus greeted lightly, "How are you?"
"Good as I can be while sitting in the hospital wing taking half a dozen potions every few hours." Harry stated glumly.
"Too right." Said Ron, "And we can't blame you either mate, i wouldn't want to be in here this long, glad i got out the day before yesterday."
"Anyway!" Interupted Remus like an eager school aged boy, "Harry! Great news! Albus and I have found a way to allow you to stay with me durring the easter holliday! If you want to that is."
"Are you kidding! That'd be great!" Harry jumped to his feet and drew Remus into a hug, "Mrs. Weasly will be disapointed I'm sure. And, where do you live anyway Remus?"
"I live in a flat off of a street down Diagon Ally." Remus told Harry, "And I'll need a word with you and Ginerva."
"O.K. Remus, When?" Harry waited for an answer.
"when you both get to my flat, a week from Monday." Remus looked at Ginny and Harry who were now making very confused faces at Remus. "I'll explain then, but untill that time comes, you two must be very carefull, Harry, spend as much time with Ginny as you can. We don't have time to explain, Albus and I have to go to an Order meeting."
"But my Mom will NEVER approve of this!" Ginny looked panicked.
"Ginny, I explained the situation to her and Tonks is convincing her as we speak, now Remus and I have to go." Albus calmed Ginny.
It had been a long week for Harry and it was finally comming to a close. Friday was nearly over, he only had a meeting with the DA before he could put a bad week behind him.
Harry sat in the Room Of Requirement before the meeting on a comfortable chair that was there when he walked in. He was thinking over the week, he had not only seen Hogsmeade torn effectinvly to pieces. He had inadvertantly hurt Ginny through his magical exhaustion. He had been in the hospital wing untill wednesday and had 4 wssays that were 18 inches to write by friday, somehow he had managed and landed here. He was tired beyond any time he could remember and he just wanted to sleep untill breakfast on monday. His body felt like his body was on fire, right down to the bones and was having a hard time focusing on anything but how painful his hole body was.
The members of the new DA began to file in one by one. Ron Hermione and Jamie were first fallowed by Dean and Seamus, Parvat and Padma Patil had been inducted and the Creevey brother's fallowed the twins. Harry was greeted Ron who sat to his left and Hermione to Ron's left. the last of the small group of the DA wondered in, Neville and Luna had brought up the rear and Remus and Albus came in and found chairs at the very rear of the room. Having the Headmaster and Guidence Administrator (As they called Remus now) as part of the DA made it quite convenient in case anyone asked questions as far as legality.
"Ginny said she wouldn't be joining us tonight," Came the airy voice of Luna Lovegood, "She got detention from Professor Snape, Micheal Corriner, he called you an attention seeking Kneezle, Harry. She made him sorry though and said it was 'worth it' gave him her bat boggie hex."
"Uh.. s'alright" Harry sighed feeling sore and tired. "We should begin."
"Are you alright Harry?" Albus leaned forward and noticed Harry's pained look.
"I'm fine Albus, a little tired and sore is all." Harry straitened up and tried to look as normal as he could muster. "Tonight we will cover something that we should all know, Vampire defensive spells, and after the holliday, we learn other spells like these because Voldemort has gathered Vampires as allies, and we think the giants are with him, after we cover those we learn defense against Inferi."
Harry got back to the Common room after the meeting and fell into the comfy chair by the fire and closed his eye's and began to callm himself and clear his mind and the pain that had been there earlier was still not going away. Harry now thought it fairly signifigant that no matter how long he sat the pain only seemed to get worse. Harry closed his eyes and tried taunt sleep to come but it wouldn't, after some time of having his eyes closed Harry felt the pain recede and heard someone enter through the portrait hole.
"Harry?" came the voice Harry so wanted to hear.
"Gin." Harry replied opening his eyes and smiling.
"I'm sorry Harry!" I really tried to get out of the detention with Snape, I did! But he's a smarmy git and doesn't do anything for anyone but Slytherins!"
"I know Gin, I'm just glad you're here now, my whole body hurts and just seeing you is making it go away." He told her.
"Oh Harry, I'm sorry." She kissed his forehead and sat next to him on the arm of the chair, he put his arm around her. The spot where she had kissed felt cool and painless.
"Lets go to bed Gin." Harry scooped her up and finally felt the last of his pain ebb away and set her down at the foot of the girls dormatory and kissed her and bid her a good night. Harry ascended the stairs to his own dormitory and collapsed on his bed and fell asleep almost instantly.
"Welcome Harry, Ginny, to 'The Den'" Remus welcomed them to his flat.
"The Den?" Harry looked at him quizzically.
"The Den, Harry, is the Floo address of my flat, the 'Wolf's Den'" Remus explained. "And Harry we must discuss some things. Alone."
"Ok Remus, Whats up?" Harry asked cautiously.
"Ginny, Tonks is in the kitchen." Remus said to her firmly.
Ginny left the room and Harry and Remus sat on the couch. Remus handed a cup of tea and addressed, Harry directly.
"Harry we need to continue and perfect your occlumency." Remus stated.
"What? Why?" Harry snapped in confusion.
"Because Harry, Voldemort may no longer be after your thoughts," Remus sighed and continued, "It's Ginny Harry, she will make you tired and sore when you are away from her. You will one day get to the point where if you are away for long enough you will feel pain like you have never felt, it may even cost one of you your lives."
"Remus, Come on..." Harry looked for the right words. "Ginny wouldn't hurt me."
"She does not mean to but you have been part of her for so long Harry." Remus explained. "Her empathy Harry! she needs to learn to control it or she will take everyone she's around's feelings. Harry you have to learn to close yourself to her, and help her learn to close off to th rest of the world."
Harry was at a loss for words. Remus examined Harry as Harry went through several faces. Confused, then startled and finally thoughtful. Harry was as undecided as his facial expression. He was feeling at that he was making Ginny feel this way, and he was hurt that he had to learn to close himself from her.
This is chapter 15 and 16 is written, Im nearly done with 17 and 18 thru 21 are on the way, i just made a plot adjustment and how it will turn out, um.... i dont know, so keep reviewing and let me know how im doing! PLEASE REVIEW!
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