Harry and Ginny woke slowly wiping their eyes as everything came into focus. Harry went to reach for his glasses and found that he didn’t need them. He looked over to Ginny who seemed to have noticed that as well.
“Um, Gin what did you dream about last night?”
“Something to do with the four Hogwarts founders and Merlin and you and I getting some training.”
“I dreamt the same thing. Hang on THAT WAS REAL!” Harry finished with a shout. “That potion we took to cure my eyes.” Harry sat up to look at his body. His muscles were now well defined. He looked at Ginny. She was smiling.
“Can you believe this?” Ginny said with excitement.
“Good, because neither can I.”
“Gin, try some wandless magic.” Ginny stuck out her hand and cast a spell that she had been taught. She felt the magic pour through her body as the spell left her hand.
“WOW!” Harry exclaimed
“I suppose we had better do what they asked us to. Up for a morning jog?”
“I thought you would never ask.” They got out of bed changed into some appropriate clothes and headed outside for a run. When they returned Ron and Hermione were sitting at the table talking. They looked up when the pair walked into the room.”
“Where have you two been?” Hermione asked with a touch of curiosity in her voice.
“Just out for a morning run.” Harry said.
“Since when did you go for runs?” Ron asked.
“Since w” Harry cut Ginny off.
“Remember no telling.”
“Since this morning. We were supposed to start yesterday but we didn’t get a chance.” Ginny corrected herself.
“But why do you do it?”
“Well Ron it is always good to keep fit. You never know when you need to make a run for it.” Ron just looked at Harry then turned around and went back to his breakfast. Hermione was still giving them questioning looks so Ginny thought a change of subject was in order.
“You guys seen Draco this morning?”
“Must still be sleeping. Best let him rest the elves can organise him some breakfast when he gets up. Harry and I are off for a shower.” The couple walked out of the room and climbed the stairs to their room.
Half and hour later they walked back down to the kitchen to organise have some breakfast. On the way down they bumped into Draco who was walking out of his room.
“Morning Draco” Ginny said cheerfuly.
“Morning Ginny, Harry.”
“Morning. Sleep well?”
“Yes. Thankyou for doing this. I know we have been enemies since the beginning and I am astounded that you even thought about taking me in. I really am grateful.”
“Don’t mention it. We are heading down for some breakfast. Want to join us?” Ginny questioned him.
“If you don’t mind sure.”
Together the three of them walked into the kitchen.
“Dobby” Harry called. Dobby appeared in front of him.
“Yes Mr Harry Potter sir?”
“Can you please organise some breakfast for Ginny, Draco and myself.” On the mention of Draco’s name Dobby winced. “Don’t worry Dobby he wont hurt you.”
“Yes Harry Potter sir.” Dobby disappeared and was back minutes later with a breakfast fit for kings.
After they had finished Ron and Hermione walked in holding hands. Harry grinned up at Hermione who grinned back and mouthed the words ‘thank you’ to him.
“Guy’s Ginny and I have to go into Diagon Alley. We have some business to take care of.”
“What if you get seen? Isn’t it too dangerous” Hermione was first in with the questions.
“Do we show them we can use the charms?” Harry queried Ginny.
“They will see them sooner or later.” Was the reply.
“They wont recognise us.” Harry pretending to use his wand and not give away their Metamorphmagus secret he waved his wand over his face as Ginny did the same beside him. He no longer had messy black hair, green eyes and a scar. His hair was now black with blonde tips through it. It was neat and spiky. His eyes were blue and the scar was gone. Ginny now had short black hair, and blue eyes. The other three were staring at them.
“Where did you learn how to do that? Simple glamour charms can’t be that effective.” This time is was Ron that got the question in.
“Sorry can’t tell. Our secret.”
“If you don’t mind can I tag alone?” Draco asked “I want to get some money out of my vault.”
“Sure.” Ginny waved her wand over Draco’s face and his face, eyes and hair colour changed.
“Well if he is coming we all are.” Hermione said in a matter of fact tone. Harry shrugged then waved his wand over Ron as Ginny did it to Hermione.
“Wicked” was Ron’s answer to his new do.
“Can you teach me that?” Hermione asked with excitement in her voice.
“Sorry Hermione. This spell is rare and only certain wizards can perform it.” Hermione didn’t look too impressed but didn’t fight back.
“So what is it that you guys need to get?” questioned Ron
“We need to visit some vaults. I am the Potter family heir and I haven’t been to check out that vault yet and there is another one that needs to be checked. We want to buy all of us some hooded cloaks so that at times we can go unnoticed and people wont be able to see our faces, and a few other odds and ends that we might need.”
“When do we leave?”
“Meet us by the fireplace in fifteen minutes.” They all nodded their approval and walked off in separate directions.
“Fawkes!” Harry called. Fawkes appeared. “Can you please go to the headmasters office at Hogwarts and retrieve my sword.” Fawkes nodded and was gone in a flash of flames.
“We need to get out some time so that we can test out our animagus forms.” Harry said
“Will have to do it at night. Don’t want to give away our secret.” Ginny replied
Fawkes reappeared with Godric’s sword.
“Thank you Fawkes.” Another flash of fire and Fawkes was gone.
Fifteen minutes later they were all gathered around the fireplace ready to leave.
“Lets go.” Harry stepped into the fire and called out “Leaky Cauldron” and was gone. The others followed his steps.
Once they were all gathered at the pub they walked out to the back room. Ginny tapped the correct bricks on the wall and they were given access to the alley. Their first stop was Gringots.
“How are we going to do this?” Harry said
“What do you mean?” Draco replied
“The vaults that Ginny and I want to visit we would like to do in private.” Harry turned towards Ron and Hermione “You guys ok with going with Draco, I don’t want any of us travelling alone.”
“Seems fine to me.” Draco confirmed.
“Good. Meet back here in two hours. Ginny and I might take a little longer, just hang around here and wait for us.” The others nodded their acceptance and began to walk towards Gringots.
Once inside they walked up towards the desk. Ginny ushered for Draco to go first.
Draco cleared his voice and the Goblin looked up. “I wish to visit the Malfoy vault.”
“Very well.” The Goblin called another to his service and asked him to take Draco, Ron and Hermione down to the Malfoy vault. Once gone Harry stepped up to the counter.
“We wish to make a visit to the Potter and Gryffindor vaults.”
“Ah yes I was wondering when we would see you. Griphook will take you down to the vaults.”
“Thank you.” Harry and Ginny followed the Goblin named Griphook to one of the carts and prepared for the roller coaster ride to the vaults.
“Which vault would you like to visit first?” Griphook asked.
“What do you think?” Harry asked mentally.
“Lets look at Gryffindor’s first.”
“We would like to go to the Gryffindor heir vault.”
“Very well.” The ride began as they went past all the other vaults and towards there. After about a fifteen minute trip they arrived at vault number 1.
“Harry, Number 1, the very first vault!” Ginny exclaimed.
“Now that is something.”
“Please put your hand on this handle. The one with the Lion, and it will then open the vault for you.” Harry followed the Goblins instructions. He placed his hand on the Lion. There was a hiss as the vault began to open. Inside there were doors to two more vaults.
“One vault contains money, the other heirlooms. They open the same way as the main door. I will return to the surface. When you walk out of the vault I will come.” With that Griphook left.
“Well lets see what is in the heirlooms vault first.” Harry walked up to the door and placed his hand on the Lion. With another hiss the vault opened. What met their eyes was indescribable. There was rows of jewellery, hundreds of books, and other items of great value.
They began to walk through the vault observing everything available.
“Harry, Hermione would go bonkers with these books. These are thousands of years old.” Harry walked over to where Ginny was standing and chuckled.
“Best not let her at them yet.” For the next few minutes they began to walk around.
“HARRY!” came a shout from Ginny. Harry raced towards where Ginny was standing expecting to find trouble but found her standing in what looked to be the battle section.
They began to walk through the available weapons and armor.
“Harry I found the sword. It has a sheath and there is one here for your swords a well.”
“Grab them.” Harry began browsing through some of the armor.
“Ginny!” He called. Ginny came around the corner with the swords and sheaths in hand. She looked at what Harry was pointing at. Her mouth dropped.
“Mithril!” she whispered.
“There is a note here.” Harry pulled off the note hanging from one of the hangers.
Mithril, these are the only two remaining suits. Like all my armor and weapons they can only be worn by my heirs and their partners. Many times have these saved my wife and I, may it do the same for you.
They will magically adjust to your size, are lightweight and comfortable. You will not even realise they are there.
“I was thinking about getting some of this stuff for the others to wear, but it looks like that is out of the question since no one else can touch this stuff.” Ginny said.
“I was thinking the same thing. How about were get these on, I think it would be wise to wear them at all times.”
“Even in the shower and bed?” Ginny smirked
“Ginny!” Harry groaned as Ginny giggled.
For the next hour they continued to sift through the vault. They collected some of the jewellery some of it very useful. Like some rings that would protect you from being portkeyed or apparated away by an enemy and a bracelet that would protect you from being stunned. There was two of everything so both Ginny and Harry had one.
They left the heirlooms vault and had a quick check in the money vault. The sight that met their eyes was a huge vault that contained piles and piles of Gallons.
After filling the couple of money bags they brought with them, they left the vaults, sealed them and waited for Griphook.
The Potter vault was much the same. It was the same setup as the Gryffindor one, but the heirlooms only contained family items. Harry found letters from his parents as well as his mum’s diary.
They were about to walk out the door when Harry heard a voice.
“Going to leave without us son?” both Harry and Ginny spun to see what the voice had come from.
“Over here love.” Came another voice.
Harry started to look through the section to where he heard the voices had come from.
“Hello son” There before him in portraits were Lily and James Potter.
“Mum?” Lily nodded
“Dad?” James nodded
Harry broke down in tears. Ginny hearing him come running through the vault to find Harry and his knees sobbing.
“Harry, come on, it’s ok.” She whispered comforting words as Harry began to gain control again.
“What is it with Potter’s and their red heads” Ginny heard a voice. She looked up and saw the portraits of Harry’s parents. Her mouth dropped.
“Mrs Potter? Mr Potter?”
“The one and only.” James said
“No need to call us by formal titles Lily and James will be fine. I see you are wearing my wedding ring. Does that mean our son is married?” Lily asked with a look of pride on her face. Ginny nodded with her own tears forming.
“Brilliant!” James exclaimed. “How long?”
“Only a few days. We had been going about for about a month when we broke up” James looked horrified at Harry’s words. “Something happened and I was scared for her safety. But Ginny slapped some sense into me and I realised it was a mistake and Ginny took me back. I proposed about two weeks later. And one week later we were married.”
“Little fast don’t you think dear?” Lily asked Harry in a motherly voice.
“We realised why wait. Life is too short who knows what might happen tomorrow, we decided to make the best of what time we have together.” Ginny said.
“Well I guess congratulations are in order.” James said
“Now how about we get out of this place. I don’t know how long we have been down here but it is awfully dark and boring.” James chuckled. Lily just looked at her husband, smiled and shook her head.
“You don’t mind if we drop you in my trunk for a bit to get you home to the Manor?”
“You live at Potter Manor?” Lily asked, Ginny nodded. “It wont be too bad, it’s not like we aren’t use to the dark. When we get home you can tell us all about yourselves and your lives. Oh and how rude of me, I didn’t even ask my son’s wife her name.”
Ginny blushed. “It was Ginevra Molly Weasley, but it is now Ginevra Molly Potter. I prefer to be known as Ginny.”
“Ah a Weasley. A female Weasley, now that is something new.” James said. “Well we are anxious to hear all about you two lets let’s get a move on.”
Harry pulled out his trunk and returned it to full size. He put the portraits in and shrunk it back down. They left out the vault and waited for Griphook to arrive.
The rest of the trip went quickly. They purchased their cloaks, and five necklaces which Ginny was going to charm so that they could communicate with each other.
When they arrived back at the manor Harry followed by Ginny rushed up to their room. Harry returned the trunk to size and took the portraits out. Ginny cast privacy charms on the door.
“Ah, good to see you again. Nothing like home. We are in the master bedroom I guess?” James asked
“Yes” Harry said.
“Well I hope it isn’t permanent I don’t think I would like to see what your nocturnal activities are like. I am sure you don’t want us to see them either.” The couple blushed a deep red while James chuckled.
“JAMES!” Lily screeched.
“What? Look how deep their blush is” James started laughing as the blush got even deeper.”
“JAMES POTTER! HOW DARE YOU DO THAT TO MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF” Ginny recovered and shouted James flinched.
“Oops. I forgot about the red heads and their tempers.”
For the next minute there was shouting coming from both red heads towards James. Harry wisely stood back.
A very embarrassed looking James turned to his son.
“You’re not going to defend me?”
“Sorry dad, but I am staying out of this. A good thing to learn, don’t piss of a red head.” Ginny turned to glare at Harry before she began to smile.
“Smooth Potter, very smooth.”
“Hey what can I say I am a charmer!” He said shrugging his shoulders. The room began to laugh as Ginny through herself at Harry and kissed him deeply.
“Um hum?” Came Lily’s voice breaking up the kiss.
“You are not as charming as you think Potter. But your kisses and bed antics make up for that” Ginny said evilly grinning.
“GINNY! My parents happen to be in the room.”
“Oh, um oops.” Ginny turned red as she turned around to the portraits. “Sorry about that.”
“Don’t be, it is good to her that my son has picked up my charm and kissing ability.” James chuckled earning another glare from his wife while shaking her head.
Before the conversation could get worse Lily decided to change the subject.
“So how about you tell us about yourselves and your life so far Harry. Oh and if it is ok, how we died.”
For the next couple of hours Harry filled in his life story. Earning glares or a telling off from his mum, or laughter and pride from his dad. Lily was especially pissed of with the Dursleys.
“HOW DARE THEY HAVE THE NERVE. IF I WAS STILL ALIVE THEY WOULD HAVE SOME VERY NASTY HEXES COMING THEIR WAY!” she shouted. Even though it was coming form a portrait it was still very scary.
“Well it seems that you have had an interesting life. We are so proud of you.” Lily said.
“How about you show us your animagus forms.” James asked.
Harry and Ginny looked at each other and changed into their Phoenix’s. They began to fly and flash across the room before they turned back. Harry’s parent’s mouths were wide open.
“Now that is new.” Lily said. “Is there something that you have left out telling us?”
“Oh, um we are not supposed to talk about it. It’s getting late. We might tell you tomorrow.” Harry said with a yawn
“Now where should we put you? I don’t quite want Ron and Hermione discovering you just yet. Hermione with be pounding you with questions.”
James chuckled “Behind the painting of the Stag is a room. You could put us in there for now.”
“Ok, sounds good.” They moved Harry’s parents into the hidden room. Just as they walked out Harry turned back to them.
“We will get Moony to come over tomorrow.”
“Goodnight son. We love you.” Lily said
“Goodnight Mum. Goodnight Dad”
“Goodnight to you as well Ginny.” James said
“It was good to meet you both.”
“Likewise” Lily replied.
Hey returned to their room. After calling Dobby for a quick dinner they shared a goodnight kiss.
“See you in our dreams” Ginny said
“I sure will. I love you.”
“I love you to.”
Within minutes they were standing in front of the castle again. They took each others hands and walked forward through the doors and into the great hall.
“Welcome back!” came the cheerful voice of Helga
“Great to see you again” Godric said
“It is good to see you to. We missed the lot of you” Ginny said with tears of happiness rolling down her face as she rushed forward to embrace them all in hugs. Harry followed behind her hugging Helga and Rowena and shaking the hand of Godric, Salazar and Merlin.
“I see that you doubted this was real?” Salazar said smiling.
“Well it is hard to believe that you go to sleep one night. Waking in limbo and get taught by the five most powerful wizards of all time. Not something in an every day life.” Harry said.
“Expected, well sit down, have something to eat and we shall get started.” said Merlin in his straight to the point tone. “Now this year is going to be much the same as last. You will be studying the same topics again. I see you now have your swords which you will be taught how to use. As any school your topics will be harder and more powerful. Your physical workouts will get more demanding. You will also be learning about healing a course that will take the rest of your six years here to complete. You will be continuing with your elemental magic, as well as your wandless. You are going to be taught different ways of doing things.”
“In other words what the old boy over here is trying to say is that last year was just a beginner year the basic stuff. Now for your next six years it is going to get a lot more complicated.” Rowena said while receiving a glare from Merlin for her comments.
“I suggest you settle in. classes begin tomorrow.” With those final words the five left the room leaving Harry and Ginny alone.
“Well looks like we are in for it now. I thought last year was hard.” Harry joked.
“By far, well they did say we are going to be the most power witch and wizard ever. If last year was anything to go by I think it is going to be ten times harder.”
“Agreed. So why don’t we head up to our room and start a tradition?”
“Your read my mind Mr. Potter.”
“Well it’s kinda now hard to.” Harry said with a smirk earning him a punch in the arm from his wife.
The next five days after that was the same routine.
They had brought Moony over to see Harry’s parents. He broke down in tears at seeing his old friend. He was left alone and was not seen for several hours as he caught they Potter’s up to date.
The days were not wasted. The research into the Horcrux’s began. After much debate they decided to let Draco in on the secret. Having grown up in a dark family he had some useful information to add. He mentioned that there might be some books at Malfoy Manor which could be helpful. Putting it on their list of things to do they vowed to pay it a visit.
When the last day of their training had come the five gave them both a present surprise. Harry’s real parents, Sirius and Dumbledore were allowed a visit into Limbo. Dumbledore apologised on his mistake of trusting Snape. They received congratulations and some very rude jokes from James and Sirius which earnt them both a very harsh telling of from Lily.
“Will be ever see you again?” Ginny asked the founders and Merlin with tears in her eyes.
“You will.” Rowena said. The married couple’s eyes lit up.
“When?” Ginny asked with excitement.
“That we cannot tell you. Even we don’t know the answer to that, but I promise you that we will meet again.” Helga said with confidence in her voice but there was still a trace of sadness.
“We will look forward to it” Harry said.
“So shall we. Keep up your training and revise everything we have taught you. Keep your powers strong, stay true to all your friends.” Salazar said.
“Last of all, good luck. We will be with you in your hearts.” Godric added.
They went through their last round of goodbyes. When they were finished all seven were in tears.
“It is time to go.” Merlin sadly admitted.
With a last goodbye, the portal was opened and Harry and Ginny returned to their reality life.
A/N WOW, that took some time and was pretty long. Some things ended up in there that weren’t planned, like the portraits they somehow came to mind and just ended up being written, but thinking about it I was at a loss for something I needed later on and they solved my problem. As you can see I skipped the next six years of training. It was just too much to write and basically pointless. You will see the new abilities that they learnt through out the story. In the next chapter we will see a taste of their powers as the action now begins. Till then, keep those reviews coming. PK aka Dale
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