Chapter 4 : Chapter 3: The Truth
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"James, now that's not fair, Harry is my family, you know I love that boy." Dumbledore said angrily.
"He's my son, the only thing I have left of Lily, why, if you love him so much, would you plan on taking him away from me?" James asked in a pitiful voice. "That's right, I know all about your plans on going on this dangerous mission with my son."
"James, the only reason I didn't tell you was because I knew you wouldn't let Harry do this, this is something that must be done, it is Harry's destiny. Do you think I'd let Harry do any of this otherwise."
"Albus, you know we will do anything to get him back" Sirius said "Including letting the Daily Prophet know.”
"All right" Dumbledore sighed defeated. "There was another prophecy made, saying that Harry must be the one to destroy the Horcruxes, he's the only one with the power. He knew that if I went with him, then I would destroy the Horcruxes myself. I have been building Harry up so that he now displays the same strength, and me and you, James. A couple of days ago, I gave Harry an ultimatum, to choose between fighting Voldemort or staying with Hermione. He had a tough time choosing, but in the end he choose to come on the mission, on one condition, that I gave him the detailed plan of where we were to go. On that same night, Sybil came to me with a new prophecy for Harry. Harry had said that he called to my office, when Sybil was here, naturally I didn't think anything of it, but he must've heard the prophecy. I gave him the plan trusting that he was still going with me. Three days later, Hermione came to my office hysterical, saying that Harry had run away." He explained.
"Can you give me a copy of the plan?" James asked, voice shaking.
"Yes, but I was rather hoping I could persuade him to come home."
"No. I'm going to get him, you've done enough damage for one day."
"OK, give me an hour and I'll owl it to you."
"OK, that will give us time to explain things to Hermione, she really loves Harry and is going out of her mind with worry. I expect the detailed plan sent to the Gryffindor tower in an hour, and no funny business. I know how to find you". James and Sirius headed back to the Gryffindor tower, where and anxious Hermione, Ron and Ginny were waiting.
"Well?" Hermione asked anxiously.
"He knows where Harry is, he's going to give me a copy of the plan." James said as he sat on the couch.
"But how? How can you get Dumbledore to give you the info, we needed?" Hermione asked.
"Because, Harry is Albus' Great-Grandson." James replied.
"What?" The three chorused.
"I better start from the beginning, when Albus started here, he meet a woman who was a teacher here, they quickly fell in love, but in those days relationships between two people in the same work force were not allowed, so they kept it a secret. But when Albus' girlfriend fell pregnant, he didn't want to know. So the woman left the country, nine months later she had a girl called Zecora. Zecora, was obviously a witch so she came to Hogwarts, she knew that Albus was her father but the only one she ever told was her boyfriend, whom she meet in fourth year. His name was Theodore Potter. Zecora Potter nee Earle is my mum, and Theodore is my father." James explained.
"So, your mum was Dumbledore's love child?" Hermione asked in awe. James nodded his head. "That explains why Dumbledore always lets Harry away with misbehaving. Is that why Dumbledore trained Harry up to fight?" Hermione asked.
"No" Sirius said. " Dumbledore is insisting that this is Harry's destiny, and if he could, Harry would have nothing to do with Voldemort"
"Does Dumbledore know why Harry ran away?"
"Yes, there was a new prophecy made. Dumbledore said that it revealed that Harry must be the one to destroy the Horcruxes, if anyone else done it then it wouldn't work, Harry knew that if Dumbledore went then he would destroy the Horcruxes." Sirius explained.
"How did Harry find out, did Dumbledore tell him?"
"Your kidding right? Dumbledore never tells anyone, anything. Harry overheard Trelawney telling Dumbledore the prophecy."
"So he just left." Hermione whispered quietly.
"No. Dumbledore said that he was given an option, to choose between staying with you, or saving the world and he struggled to make the choice of leaving" James explained. Suddenly there was a soft singing and Fawkes appeared in the room, carrying a large scroll on it leg. James untied the scroll and Fawkes disappeared.
James sat studying the plans for a good ten minutes before he said anything. "Harry is in the North of Scotland, searching a cave for a locket." James said.
"Can I go?" Hermione asked hopefully.
"No." James said bluntly. "Sirius will be staying with you all." He added and walked out of the portrait.
Harry shivered as a huge gust of wind hit him, he wrapped the his cloak tighter around him, holding the flame tight to his body. Merlin he wished he was back in Hogwarts with Hermione, or in his home with his dad. He missed them so much. He looked at the detailed map of the cave, that he had pinned to the cave wall using magic. He had been here for a day at least, but he still hadn't done anything. He wanted to make sure that he knew exactly what he was doing, and it was extremely complicated. Another gust of wind blew around him, this time however it was different, he knew that someone had apparated inside the cave.
He quickly whipped out his wand and started firing spells that Dumbledore had taught him, but the opponent blocked them easily. Confused, Harry started firing spells thick and fast, but his opponent still blocked them easily.
"That's enough Harry" A voice that he knew said. The intruder lit his wand to reveal his identity.
"Dad?" Harry asked weekly.
"Look at you, you look ill." James said, Harry run over to him and embraced him in a tight hug, which James gratefully returned.
"How did you find me?" He croaked, James conjured a large glass of water for his son, whilst he explained.
"Albus knew I would reveal everything, his reputation is more important than his family. Why did you do it Harry?" James asked, a tear running down his cheek.
"If Albus told you everything then you know why."
"You could've came to me Harry, I would came with you and I would of let you get rid of the Horcruxes on you own."
"I'm seventeen, I shouldn't need anyone with me." Harry snapped.
"Where Voldemort's concerned, you do." James said angrily. Have you any idea what it's like to wake up to find your son has run away? Hermione is distraught, Sirius and Remus both have been literally sick with worry. You're all I have left, if I didn't have you, then I would kill myself."
"Dad!" Harry shouted angrily.
"It's true, Harry come home, please, you can have a rest and then in a few weeks, we can come back out here and do this together."
"What if Hermione ends it?" Harry said sadly " It would be all my fault."
"I seriously doubt she would Harry, she may be angry but she'll come around."
"OK" Harry said defeated, he packed up his things and apparated with James. They landed on the outskirts of Hogsmede and walked silently up to Hogwarts.
"Do you think James has got him?" Hermione asked Sirius nervously, she had been pacing the common from ever since James left. Neither of them had gotten a wink of sleep, Remus had arrived shortly after James had left, Ron and Ginny were still up and all of them looked extremely tired.
"Yes, they're probably just having a chat." Remus reasoned. Just then the portrait door swung open and James stepped through with Harry behind him.
"Harry!" Ginny screamed and dived at him. "Oh thank goodness your OK, I've been worried sick.” Harry give her a small hug and then let go of her, she stepped aside jealousy in her eyes.
"Hermione, I'm so sorry.." He began but was interrupted by her slapping him on his cheek. He looked at her with sad eyes, she stood looking at him for a few seconds before she ran up to her room.
"I guess I deserved that." Harry said rubbing his cheek.
"What possessed you to run of like that?" Remus had asked him, when they all sat down.
"I didn't honestly think about what it would do to anybody, I had this mission to complete and it had to be on my own."
"What are you going to do now?" Remus asked.
"I'm going to have a wee break, and shortly after Christmas me and dad are going to go".
"As long as your not going on your own."
"No, I'm so glad to be back."
"Right kids, I'll go and speak to Albus so that you all can have a day off tomorrow, on the promise that Harry you'll go to Madame Pomfrey's" James said.
"I'll make sure he does." Ron promised James. They all bid goodnight to each other and left to go to their respective beds.
A.N Another chapter for you. I hope you like Please review.
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