AN: I own nothing that is familiar
"Professor when can we go to Diagon alley? He’ll need a wand and we need to stop at Gringotts to set up some things for the twins. I wanted to know because I wanted to buy Neville a new wand and to do that he needs to be there. I have a feeling he’ll do better with a wand that fits him, unlike the one he had which was his fathers. It broke at the ministry and I think since I took him with me the least I could do is buy his new wand."
"While I disagree as to why he went with you, I also know that you are probably right about the wand not being the best for him, how will you get him to except it though?"
"I wont take no for an answer. Besides I doubt his Gran would bother to buy him one for him, she’ll get him the cheapest one available and tell him that until he can learn to properly care for a wand that he wont get an expensive one."
"Okay, so tell me how did you know what I was going to tell you?"
"What do you mean I didn’t know what you would say about going to Diagon Alley?"
"No I mean, how did you know what I was going to tell Remus and Dudley?"
"You did magic outside of school?"
"Nope, but that is still my answer, it was my answer for things I couldn’t explain when I was younger and that is all I will tell you know."
"You’re going to make up for lost time aren’t you, going to strive to beat not only your father and his friends but the twins as well aren’t you?"
"Now if I told you my plans you would know it was me when it happened and I would get in trouble, thank you but no. But I can neither confirm or deny that I have learned anything from either set of master pranksters. Nor can I say if I will act on my possible knowledge or not. I can tell you that my only nickname that hasn’t been published is Prongs Jr." Harry answered evasively not saying anything about acquiring a new a nickname, as well as for his friends.
"Right. I’ll try and get a guard ready by tomorrow to take you to Diagon Alley so why don’t you write a letter to Hermione and Neville about meeting you there."
"Sir, no one has said anything about it but as I was leaving Mrs. Figg’s I heard a noise that I could only describe as a gun shot, what happened?" Harry asked suddenly remembering the noise.
"Yes, there was a shot, knowing that both of you where out of the house, and not knowing if help would arrive in time to save her she found a gun and shot Vernon. The police have him in custody at the hospital, and even if he doesn’t make it she will not be charged for shooting him because of the condition she was in when the police got there it will be ruled self-defense. He didn’t look like he was doing to well the last time any of the order members saw him."
"Is it bad that I hope he dies?"
"Not if you don’t want to kill him yourself, not even some torture before he goes, just hoping he dies does not make you a bad person Harry. He did some very terrible things to you if anyone has a right to wish him dead that person is you. Have you forgiven your aunt and cousin?"
"Yes, they were just as much victims as I was, if not more for having to live a lie. Dudley and I have had some full conversations since he nearly got beat to death. And he really wants to change, he asked me to help him not become the monster, his words not mine."
That night Ginny woke again knowing that Harry needed her, but this time just as she got to his door he started screaming. Without even thinking about her family going to his room as well and seeing her in her pajamas she tried to calm him. She was the first there and she crawled right in by his head. When the rest of her family arrived she had calmed him enough that he had stopped screaming but he was still obviously having a nightmare. They stared at her as she calmed him almost instantly. His face which had looked like he was being tortured smoothed to a placid sleeping state, he stopped flailing around, and slowly the tears that were running down his cheeks stopped as well.
"How did you get down here so fast?" Asked Ron, confused because her room was on the same floor as his yet she had been here before the rest of the family, Charlie who was across the hall.
"She knew before you guys, the same way she knew…" Dudley started but stopped because of the look she was giving him.
"Guinevere Molly Weasley, be nice to our guest. Now what were you saying Dudley?" Molly asked.
"Alright fine, he had a nightmare last night too. I don’t know how I knew it I just woke up knowing he needed me, so I came down here and calmed just like now only I got here before he started screaming last night. I woke up like that tonight as well. I couldn’t let him do that to himself not if I can help him. He relives the night at the ministry every time he tries to sleep; he sees the closest thing he has ever had to a dad die every night. I wont let him continue to think that it was his fault and until he is ready to talk to someone about it this is the only thing I could do, keep him from reliving it over and over."
"But Ginny you can’t run to him every time he is having a nightmare!" Arthur said looking shocked that she had such a connection with him.
"But why not, if I can get to him I will. He has too much on his shoulders as it is why not help him get past Sirius’ death? I for one want our only hope of winning to be healthy in body and mind. I don’t want him up there facing Voldemort or Deatheaters with doubts in his head; he doesn’t need that he needs the support of his friends and family. He needs all the help he can get."
"What do you mean that he has so much on his shoulders, he should let the adults handle it? Harry is not our only hope; we have Dumbledore and the other order members…" Bill exclaimed.
"No, she’s right its just me, I am the only hope we have to win." Came a sad voice from behind Ginny. Harry sat there in bed looking shocked that everyone was in his room in the middle of the night arguing over the fate of the world. "The night that Sirius died Dumbledore took me back to his office and he told me what was contained in the prophecy that had been smashed, the one the order was trying to protect. I have some power that he doesn’t know and now that he’s marked me only I can kill him and or only he can kill me." without even bothering to let that sink into everyone’s minds he asked Ginny, "Did you come to calm me again? And why is everyone else here?"
"You started screaming before I got to you, so everyone came to see what was up." She answered, staring at his naked chest that was exposed now that he had sat up and the covers had fallen down to his waist.
"Thanks, Gin, it means a lot I don’t know the last time I have had a good nights sleep." He replied, his eyes rooming over her t-shirt clad body.
"POTTER!" all of the boys yelled causing Harry to have a panic attack thinking it was his uncle.
"Bloody hell, all of you out!" Molly yelled at the boys, and then she started trying to calm Harry down. He was setting as far from the doorway as possible in the little room, eyes glazed apparently seeing something completely different then what was actually happening. Molly could not get through to him and if anything she seemed to be making it worse.
"Harry," Ginny called to him, "Harry it’s me, Ginny. You need to calm down everything is okay. Your at my house, Ron’s house. You are fine and no one is ever going to hurt you again." She cooed as she walked towards him. "See Harry it’s just me, remember reading with me last night, and I feel asleep on you? Or this morning…?" She started to say then stopped herself remembering her mum was still in the room.
"Ginny?" he asked his eyes still glazed over and the look of terror still cemented on his face, but his voice held hope that it was really her. "What are you doing here, if he sees you he’ll kill you he can’t actually kill me only Voldemort can but he can make it hurt like hell. I wont let him hurt you, you have to leave!"
"No, Harry we aren’t at Privet Drive, we are at the burrow, with Ron, Forge, Gred, mum, dad, Bill, and Charlie. Harry everything is fine, please look at me." He turned his head towards he but his eyes still seemed hazy.
"Shh, Harry your safe. Trust me, Please." She begged.
"I don’t know how… I can’t get out…" He said sounding upset again.
"Out of where Harry, how can I help you? Please let me help you." She asked not knowing what he was talking about.
"Ginny, need Dumbledore or Snape I think Voldemort just trapped me in a memory!"
"Harry stay with me, keep talking to me as long as I’m here your going to be okay. I wont let him do this to you not now, not right after… Harry talk to me tell me what your seeing."
"Uncle Vernon, the first time he nearly killed Aunt Petunia. She has just come in to find him towering over me, prone on the floor looking as if I’m dead. She thinks I am and attacks him!" she half listened as she stared into his eyes hoping that she could find a way to help him.
Then all of the sudden she was there in his mind watching the scene as well. Harry ran over to her and gave her the biggest hug, and then asked what she thought she was doing.
"Trying to save you, duh. Now if I pull you back out the way I came in to get you past this memory you think you can take back over your own mind?"
She pulled and pulled until Harry popped free of the memory, but instead of retreating to her own mind right then she stayed to help him ward of Voldemort. Who was trying to surround them both in another memory. They both pictured a large bouncer type man picking him up and tossing him from Harry’s mind then Ginny pulled back into her own mind so that Harry could build up his defenses strong enough to with stand another attack.
As he worked on his Occlumency Ginny crawled into his lap and feel asleep with her head on his shoulder. By the time Molly made it back to the room with Dumbledore and Snape both were asleep again, Ginny curled into Harry as he leaned against the corner he was in. they both looked as peaceful as they could laying together in the corner on the floor. Ginny mutter something that sounded like ‘love you, Harry’ and snuggled closer to him.
"Oh, yeah he looks like he is having a major problem alright. Let me guess, he doesn’t want her attention, just like he doesn’t want everyone else’s attention? Or is it that she gave him a little to much attention and now they’re in trouble?" Snape asked sarcastically.
"Severus Snape! You will not talk like that in my house, especially not about my daughter! He was stuck in his own mind! Trapped in some memory of when Vernon nearly killed Petunia the last time, and he healed her apparently kept her alive at least. He said he though Voldemort was doing it and that I should get one of you two. I went to do that since Ginny was doing better at calming him then I was. She must have some how got in and helped him."
"Molly, when did they start going out?" asked Dumbledore.
"I can’t say that they actually have though I did see them kissing this morning while they were making breakfast. His cousin was there and saw as well and he didn’t seem nearly as surprised to see them kissing as he was to see them kissing right in front of me, not that they even noticed me. So umm maybe since he got here, she would have been a better mood all summer if it had been before they left. Why?"
"Has he told you of the prophecy?"
"Well he didn’t actually tell us the whole thing but he did tell us about what it meant."
"Severus, could you leave us alone for a moment?" Dumbledore asked. Then continues to Molly once he had gone, "I think that she may be right, she loves him, and he loves her. I think they are soul-mates. She has always had a crush on him right? And if I’m right about what his unknown power is he’ll need her help to win this. She accessed his mind without any training, and whatever she did seems to have worked because they both appear fine."
"So not only will I have to worry about Harry now I have to worry about my all of my children as well. I know them well enough that if she goes with Harry so will they if for no other reason then to keep her safe!"
"Molly, I had planned on taking them to school early to help train Dudley but how about we have them all stay here? I would be here, as well as Remus to teach not only Dudley but all of them. I want them as prepared as possible for what ever they have to face so that means we must train them in every spare moment we have. But I must warn you that they will not be learning just the regular stuff they will be taught in school, I will take them beyond that. Also I believe that Neville and Luna will need this training as well. Would you be willing to house that many children? Harry Ron and Neville share a dorm at school and should be okay together, as should the girls even though they aren’t all from the same dorm."
"Yes, I’ll have room for them all, the twins can go live in their own place and Bill and Charlie had planned o head back to their jobs after the trip to the Alley. Dumbledore if you ever tell anyone that what I’m about to ask was my idea I will have your head, but I think that we should find away that these two can sleep together but we would need to be sure that they could do nothing together beyond that. Look at them, they sleep like angels together and I know that she hasn’t slept one night since her first year without a nightmare, and Harry himself said that he doesn’t know the last time he has had a full nights sleep. It’s like they have this calming, soothing effect on one another."
"Well, I don’t know what we can do to be sure that they don’t do anything, let me look and I’ll get back to you on that. We’ll take them to Diagon Alley in the morning to get them all what they will need for the school year and for the rest of the summer. Neville, Hermione, and Luna will meet us there and come back here with us; they already have permission from their parents to stay here the rest of the summer."
As they left neither noticed Harry’s semi-open eyes start to glow. Some of the glow escaped his eyes and enveloped both himself and Ginny. Slowly it faded back to both of their eyes and then turned off completely. Neither stirred for the rest of the night, they were perfectly contented as they were.
The next day Harry woke with Ginny still in his lap wondering how they had ended up in the corner on the floor. He watched as she too started to wake up. Harry was sort of embarrassed that she would probably notice his awake status in a way that he wasn’t sure how she would react to, seeing as she was sitting in his lap. She moaned softly not wanting to open her eyes yet, and snuggled her face into the crock of his neck breathing in deeply the smell of him. He tilted his head and kissed the top of her head, also breathing in the soft sent it had. He brought his arms around her and held her tight as she woke up, finally opening her eyes to look at him. She tilted her face up to him, shock written all over her face at still being here with him in the corner, surely her parents had seen them but apparently had done nothing to move them.
"What’s the matter, Gin?" he asked confused by the look she was giving him, "And do you know how we got here?"
"We got here because I was trying to get you to calm down after the boys accidentally made you freak out and think they were that monster. But Voldemort got into your mind and trapped you in the memory, I found a way in and pulled you out of it, so are you okay?"
"I feel fine, except for being stiff. I guess it’s from sleeping like this." He said blushing deep red at the unintended word play.
At his blush her eyes went wide and she nearly vaulted off him as she stood up. Then noticing how she was dressed ran from the room blushing harder then he had seen any of the Weasleys blush yet. He laughed quietly at here retreating back, knowing enough to not let her hear him, because she would soon be allowed to do magic out of school and she was evil with her paybacks. He noticed then that he was sitting there only in his boxers and quickly got up and changed into some robes then wandered down to the kitchen.
He saw that no one had started breakfast yet so he did, making Sausage gravy, biscuits and beef patties, as well as a fruit platter, eggs, and hash browns. He had everything started when Ginny finally came back down.
"Sorry…" she started but he cut her off with a passionate kiss.
When he finally lifted her head she had forgotten what she had been about to say and look he was giving her didn’t help her straighten her thoughts at all before she could come up with something he said.
"Never apologize for that, I’m a guy it happens. And you are the best thing I have ever woke up to, so don’t even be embarrassed about it." then pulled her into another quick kiss before he turned back to the breakfast he was making.
She stood there a moment think about him, ‘He has to be the best man on the planet!’
"Thanks." He answered her thoughts thinking she had said it out loud. At her squeak he turned to face her and asked, "Gin, what’s wrong now?"
"I didn’t say that out loud and you still heard me and answered!" she answered he voice rising in volume until she was nearly yelling as she finished.
"I can hear your thoughts?!" He asked and then to himself he thought, ‘I wonder if you could hear mine as well?’
"Yes, You heard me think that, and yes I just heard you think that since I know your lips didn’t move!"
Unknown to them her scream had woke everyone up and they had rushed to find both of them panicking in the kitchen, neither looked scared of the other but both looked like they were scared out of their minds.
"Ginny, Harry are you two okay?" asked molly as she walked to the stove to keep the meal they had started from burning.
"Umm… I don’t really know." They said together. "We can hear each others thoughts."
"Really, and can either of you hear anyone else’s thoughts?" asked Mr. Weasley.
"Umm… Well yeah, and if you don’t all stop thinking you’ll give me a migraine. I didn’t do this on purpose, Ron, and it’s not my fault that everything happens to me. How would you like to share thoughts with say Hermione? You two if you try that on her she will kill you, you do remember that we’ll have permission to do magic out of school today? No I’m not joking Charlie, and why don’t you go back to that dream you seemed to have enjoy it. Bill would you please stop yelling, as if I wasn’t going to get a migraine to begin with, you are so not helping. Please don’t worry Mr. and Mrs. Weasley maybe Dumbledore can help me control this, I might be able to use Occlumency to block some of this." He ranted to all of them reading each of their minds to proof that he wasn’t making it up.
‘Harry, honey calm down, they just didn’t know how to deal with this new turn of events. Be nice too, because they had to have known that we slept together last night. Mum was there and I sent her to get Dumbledore or Snape to try and help you break free before I got in and did it myself.’
‘Okay, but I’m going to teach you Occlumency just incase Voldemort finds this link in my mind. Do you think that this is because of what you did last night?’
"Maybe, I don’t know really what caused it but I guess that me entering your mind like I did could have caused our connection but what about you hearing everyone else’s thoughts as well could I have done that to you as well?" she asked aloud forgetting that they had started the conversation in their minds.
"I don’t know either, maybe I always had the potential to do this and whatever happened last night made it open up. We’ll ask Dumbledore when he gets here." Harry said then went to return to making breakfast only to discover Molly had already finished it. "Oh, sorry I got distracted."
‘Follow your own advise and don’t apologize for something that is out of your control. Me had an issue, so mum stepped into help out, it is what family does for one another.’ Ginny thought to him, knowing he would hear her.
"Hey, Harry remember the rest of her family is setting right here, and even though we can’t here what you’re saying we can see how you’re looking at her." Ron said in a warning tone.
"Yes, but you are also the gits that caused this to begin with! If you hadn’t scared him he wouldn’t have remember that memory, and then Voldemort couldn’t have trapped him in it, and I would have not had to pull him out of his own mind!" Ginny turned on them, "You will leave him alone none of you are allowed to yell or attack him in any way as if you were protecting my honor. Guess what I can do that on my own, and Harry has never been anything less then the perfect gentleman when we have been alone. Ron if you did notice, I kissed him that first time, me I kissed him not the other way around. Yeah he liked it he’s a guy and that is to be expected but you are his best mate and he’s right you have never trusted him to be telling you the truth, not about him being a Parsletongue or about not entering the tri-wizard competition. Why don’t you start with this, he likes me as more than your little sister now deal with it!" she said all of that in a deadly calm voice her eyes shifting between all of her brothers to be sure they all got the message.
"So anyone want to tell me why young Miss Weasley just threatened all of her siblings?" asked Dumbledore from the fire place as he had just flooed over. Just as he stepped clear just as Remus came striding threw followed by Petunia. "Ah Remus right on time but before we go I wish to hear the answer Miss Weasley."
"Umm… Well we’ll have to start from the beginning. Harry and I can hear each others thoughts, well Harry can hear everyone’s thoughts. The boys wanted to jump on him for liking me again and since that is what started what happened last night I told them that they were not allowed to ever defend my honor to Harry, in any form and that Harry is always a perfect gentleman around me and they should try trusting him for a change."
"Harry you should be able to block most of the voices with Occlumency. I don’t know that you’ll ever be able to block each other though. We’ll try teaching Ginny Occlumency as well and see if that helps or not. Even if it doesn’t it is a useful skill for her to have. Have any other powers shown themselves?"
"Not that I know of, but even with this one I wouldn’t have known she thought it except that she was so positive that she hadn’t said it out loud."
"Okay there are some test we can run to see what other surprises lay in store for you so that we can train you as well as possible. We’ll have to test Ginny as well incase her entering our mind last night caused some of your powers to leak into hers." Dumbledore said as he took a seat at the table.
Everyone else sat and ate then, wanting to get going. They were all excited about Diagon Alley. They all had broken off into groups of Conversations and Harry was sitting there trying to practice Occlumency and he seceded with everyone but Ginny who happened to be thinking about what she would get him for his birthday later that summer.
"Ginny, maybe, want to wait on deciding until I can’t hear what it is." He told her.
"Hey no fair, how can it be a surprise if you can see what I’m thinking?"
"What are you two talking about?" asked a confused Dudley who had been talking to Ron about Quidditch.
"She was sitting here thinking about what to get me for my birthday, and I could hear her so I reminded her that I could hear her." Harry explained. "Oh, Dumbledore I can turn everyone but Ginny off by using Occlumency." Harry added swinging his attention to the headmaster, who nodded in reply.
They left as soon as everyone was done eating, and they quickly set out to find Hermione, Neville, Luna, and their Parents, or in Neville’s case his Gran. Also with them was Harry’s guard, Tonks, Kingsley, and Moody.
"Well, I guess the first stop is Gringotts, Fred and George you take your family and set up whatever it is you were talking about, the guard will take the Harry to get what he needs from his vault then he too will meet up with you to set his up as well. Hermione, Neville, and Luna if you wish to get something from you vaults as well follow us." Dumbledore said.
Neville and his Gran ended up in a cart with Luna and her dad, and Hermione and her parents. This left Harry with Dudley, Petunia, Remus, and the rest of the guard. They stopped at Petunia’s vault before heading to Harry’s, though his mum’s had quite a lot in it Dudley was amazed at the size of Harry’s vault, much less how much of it was full of not only wizarding currency but muggle currency from all over the world. Remus’ was a cross between the first two, which surprised Harry since he always dressed in such shabby robes.
Back in the lobby Harry walked over to where the Weasley’s were. They all told him as soon as they saw him that he didn’t need to give them part of his share of the business. He told them that he hadn’t he simply refused to take more then he already was and had suggested to the twins what they do with the rest of his shares.
Ron and Ginny had both opened their own accounts and set up the monthly transfer of funds from the Twin’s business account that would take a whole months worth of profit and split it accordingly to the twins, Harry, and the rest of the Weasleys. It would always leave thirty percent of the profits there before splitting everything up so that there would be enough for expenses and some emergency funds just incase. While talking to the goblins Harry asked if there was a way to withdraw from the bank without having to come in every time, like a muggle debit card.
"Of course Mr. Potter we can set you up with a wallet. All you must do to use it is tell it how much money you wish to have and the currency, if you need to change the currency from what you have in the vault a fee will be charged. Every Currency change will be either from or to the wizarding currency. You can also place money into your wallet and it will be credited to your account. I can’t attach it to your family vault however it can be attached to the one you just used. They start at one galleon and go up from there, depending on what you need or want. The more stylish ones are more expensive, as are the better models."
"I would like to see them if I could." Harry said he could hear them all think that this was a good idea but wondering if it was a good idea.
The goblin came back with a pamphlet of the different wallets that were offered. The cheapest one was just a black or brown leather wallet that you put you key in, it also had a place for an apperation card if the owner had one. The trouble with this one was that if you lost it you lost the key and whoever found it could withdraw from your account until you reported it missing, and then not only would you have to pay for a new wallet but a new key as well.
The next level was the same except it had cooler looking wallets, more stylish as promised but still had all the same down sides as the first set. The next was not only the brown and black leather but the more stylish wallets that worked better. It only produced money while in the hand of someone that was allowed access to the vault it was attached to. But again if it was lost so was the key and not only did you have to buy a new wallet but a new key as well. the next was all of the wallet styles again and only produced money for whoever had access to the vault, but when you placed your key in this one it was transferred back into the vault it opens that way when it is lost you only have to pay for a new wallet. The next not only had all of those features but if you asked it could give you a current balance of each currency you had in your vault it also had more than one place for cards, it actually looked the most like a real muggle wallet, were as the rest were a little to thin to look real if someone did more than glance at it.
Harry bought one of the highest level one that looked to him like a punk wallet, it attached to his pants then had long chains that hung out of his pocket where he had placed it, her heard Ginny say think to herself that she liked it and smiled then bought her the one she wanted as well, it was also one of the most expensive ones. It was the same exact color blue as her eyes and had a silver phoenix that flew across it leaving behind a trail of diamonds and sapphires that would disappear after a few seconds, so that the bird had room to continue to fly around the wallet.
Ron, the twins, and Charlie all bought different Quidditch styled ones that had the logos of their favorite teams added to them, the twins were beater bats hitting the bludgers around, Ron's was a broom blocking a Quaffle from the hoops, and Charlie’s was a broom chasing a snitch. Bill bought himself one of the plain leather ones, as did Mr. Weasley. Mrs. Weasley bought a red one similar to Ginny’s only hers had a Gold Dragon that flew around leaving Diamonds and Rubies in its wake. They all splurged on the most expensive one knowing that they would be the best in the long run.
Harry returned the money he had got out of his vault earlier to the wallet so that was all that he needed. Done finally at Gringotts the group left first for Olivander’s to buy Neville and Dudley wands. Then on to Flourish and Blots to buy everyone’s books that they would need for that year buying Dudley his own set of Sixth year books, since he would be using Harry’s books for first through fifth year. Then the went to Madam Milkin’s to buy new school robes for those that needed them, Ron also bought himself a set of dress robe so he could hopefully avoid another disaster like the tri-wizard ball.
Dudley bought enough potion stock to complete most of what he would need to do and everyone else restocked their potion ingredients, well if they still had potions which only Ron didn’t. They also had to buy some of the more specialty ingredients as well since they would need them for their summer studies. For which they would all be taking. They also bought the parchment, ink, and quills that they would need for the coming year and for over the summer. They bought Dudley a trunk and Harry bought himself a multi-compartment trunk, one like Moody’s so that each of the seven compartment had its own lock, though unlike Moody’s Harry’s last two compartments could only be opened through the fifth, making it look like a five compartment trunk when it was really a seven.
Next they went to the Quidditch shop where Remus bought Dudley a nice broom, not top of the line but something he could learn on. Harry quietly asked the shopkeeper if he sold whole kits complete with portable hoops. When he answered yes Harry bought two, one for himself and one for the Weasley’s, since the Weasley’s already had hoops set up Harry only got them the balls. Harry noticed the label on the cases and was confused, but he shrunk them before anyone else noticed what he was doing.
‘Awe, that’s so sweet! Thanks Harry. But didn’t you know that Moony, Padfoot, and Prongs is like the leading Quidditch equipment company, they even made your Firebolt. Your Dad, Remus, and Sirius no way! What if it is someone else?’
‘No Gin, they dad and Sirius, though I wonder why Remus is art of it, played on the house team, I was told they were good enough to go pro. but neither did they both went to Auror training. Hang on let me ask how long this company has been a company.’ Harry thought to her. Then to the shopkeeper he asked, "Sir, how long has this company been around? Do you know who founded it?"
"I guess about twenty-five years. It was started by these three best friends during their time at Hogworts but I don’t think anyone knows who they were for sure, the company name is what they called each other, why?"
"Because that is what my father, godfather, and that man over there, he’s a family friend, called each other." Harry answered knowing now for sure that this company was founded by his father, Remus and Sirius.
"Well they are into more stuff then just Quidditch. They patented some specialty robes, including Quidditch robes, the Gryffindor house team still gets those for free. They are one of the most successful wizarding companies out there. They might have a book about them over at Flourish and blots if you’re so interested."
"Hey, Remus! I would like to go back to Flourish and Blots I forgot something." Harry said walking over to the man.
"Alright I’ll take you with Tonks and we’ll meet everyone else at 3W. So what did you forget?"
"Is the Company Moony, Padfoot, and Prongs, you, dad, and Sirius?
"Yeah, though it started out as mostly them. I didn’t play Quidditch but I was good at school work and thinking outside the box. To which they added their pranking skills. After we got the company off the ground it kept expanding. We have an in house publishing company that has published books not only by the three of us, but Lily, Dumbledore, and other professors, from many different Wizarding Schools. There is an alcohol division, they produce all of our old products and come up with new ones. There was of course the joke division that came up with most of the products sold at Zonko’s. We made robes, like the chameleon robes, they make you appear to be dressed like everyone else around you. There are the robes you wear for Quidditch, which are given to the Gryffindor house team for free. There are the every use robes that will change to suit you; they will be what ever you want them to be. We made Dragon Hide clothes that contain hidden pockets, and will always fit the wearer no matter how drastic the change is. We created the wallets like the one you just bought at Gringotts. The company heads have never seen any of the three of us, though Sirius and James used to wander through the offices, factories, and labs in their animagi forms. They think I am just the head of the publishing division, and only my assistant knows different, since she has to take calls and make appointments for me, which I go to under one of the twins great Headless hats and the finest dress robes, We used to go under full invisibility robes, but they like better being able to at least see where I’m at."
"Do any of them know that…?"
"Only my assistant, she worked as an assistant for all of us, she is the only person in the whole company that knows who all the founders were and that only one is still alive. As soon as you can become an Animagus I’ll take you on a tour. They still think that their bosses attend meetings under invisibility cloaks, and walk though the buildings as such as well."
"You mean that if the twins want they can sell our products without having to give a percentage to Zonko?" Harry asked thinking over everything Remus had told him.
"Why would they be giving anything to Zonko and why would we change who we sell them to?"
"Because Zonko is selling out to the twins, they are taking over his store in Hogsmead, told them that he would sell to them but they had to pay him part of the profit they get from his products. I’m their silent partner, gave them the tri-wizard winnings so they could start their shop." Harry explained before he could ask.
"Quite a few of the products on his shelves are ours not his so he would get very little unless he plans on passing off our products as his and taking a cut from them too." Remus said, looking angry.
"So we need to go talk to the twins, they might figure out who we are since they found out that you are Moony, so go to them in headless hats and find out or go to them as us?"
"They can’t know for sure and we’ll spell our voices to be different and wear a new set of robes with out headless hats, we’ll take Dudley with us to make it look like there is still three, though he doesn’t know enough to pass unless we don’t let him speak. We’ll cast a silencing charm on him before we come just in case. Can you remember to answer to Prongs?"
"Sure Moony, what ever you say, lets go get those new robes, while everyone thinks we’re at the book store, but what about Tonks?"
"We put her in the place of Dudley since we don’t have him with us and have her morph to look like a guy! That’s brilliant Harry, Tonks come here."
"What’s up Remus?" she asked coming over to them.
"What is the name of the top wizarding company?" he asked her.
"Moony, Padfoot, and Prongs, Why?"
"What was my nickname in school and what did I call Sirius?"
"Moony and Padfoot… no way I don’t believe you, who was Prongs?"
"Dad," Harry said quietly.
"Well Zonko is trying to screw us over in his deal with the twins, as well as screwing the twins over so we need to make it seem like there is still three of us alive, so the twins don’t pick up on who the real owners are, can I trust you with this?"
"Of course, but what can I do?"
"Make yourself look like a guy the three of us will go get new robes, after you go in and buy three headless hats from the twins in another disguise so that we can go in under the hats, the new robes, and a voice spell to talk to them as Moony Padfoot and Prongs. Since I know the most I’ll try and do all of the talking but if they talk to you don’t ignore them, try and answer them to the best of your knowledge. We sell our joke products to Zonko to sell and that accounts for most of his products, he is selling to the twins but said he is to get a cut from all of his products, we found out that he was selling and took our products straight to the new owner so that neither of us got shafted. But we have always conducted business as such, to protect our identities, used to go around under a full invisibility cloak until they came out with they hats, people like it better when they can at least tell were you are." He explained the problem to her.
Tonks went into 3W as a little girl and bought three headless hats then switched to a grown man that looked like a cross between Harry and Sirius so that they could but their new robes. Moony got a set of pitch black that faded to midnight blue robes with silver and gold flicks all over them; they looked just like the night sky. Harry’s were Forest green and different shades of brown, the mixture made him look like a walking forest. Tonks’ looked like she was covered in different dogs, all different breeds and colors. While they were fitted they wore the headless hats, and since they were the signature robes of Moony Padfoot and Prongs the seamstress made them out of all the best materials, wondering where they had been hiding for so long.
Remus had already spelled their voices, they all sounded exactly the same so that you cold never tell which was actually talking, just incase the twins could see through the headless hats Remus spelled their faces to look all blurry so much so that you would never be able to know who it was. When they were done they paid tipping very well, asking her not to tell anyone that they had been there. Then walked together to 3W ignoring the crowd of onlookers that saw who it was and decided to follow to see what they were doing together in public for the first time in years. Usually you only saw Moony in public, so it must be big to have them all three together.