Chapter 1 : Prologue
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Ginny Weasley was an accomplished sneak, you had to be to live with the 6 Weasley sons. She'd had to learn to sneak around and find things out from her dad so she could keep her mum occupied when he was experimenting in the shed. She'd had to find the perfect place for her diary so that other sneaks, i.e. the Weasley brothers, couldnt read it.
This was a completely different situation though. This time she had a perfectly good reason for being a sneak.
She had used a time turner and had gone back in time to when Lily and James Potter had been in their 6th year st Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Ginny wasn't just going back in time and sneaking around for the fun of it though, she had a job to do.
Her job was to deliver seven books about James and Lily's son, Harry Potter's life. She was to leave them on Lily's bed with a spell on them making sure that they could be seen by no one else but Lily, and with a note telling her to find James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Alice Smith, Frank Longbottom, Professors McGonagall and Dumbledore and Regulus Black and bring them to the room of requirement straight after dinner but to not tell anyone why they were going there.
So here begins our story, Ginny Weasley suddenly appeared in the girls toilets on the fourth floor.
Sighing, she peeked her head round the cubicle wall to check that the coast was clear and a few second later she strolled out of the cubicle. A few minutes later there was a splash in the sme cubicle and a whispered "Oh damn!" and Ron Weasley's head appeared round the cubicle wall.
"Why in the name of Merlin's saggy underwear did I end up in the toilet?" He grumbled, walking over to where Ginny stood waiting, dripping.
"Because you're just amazing Ronald", Hermione said sarcastically, smirking slightly at Ron and walking over to where the two redheads stood.
Ron jumped at the sound of Hermione's voice.
"Bloody hell woman, announce your presence next time! I almost had a heart attack!"
Hermione snorted and said "Next time? When were you planning on travelling back in time to meet Lily Evans and James Potter?"
Ron just went red and mumbled something unintelligible.
"Where's Harry?" Ginny asked, turning to Hermione.
Hermione just shrugged and said, "He was talking to Dumbledore when I left, I expect he'll be here shortly."
Ginny nodded and just as she did that, Harry walked out of the cubicle that they had all previously exited.
"Sorry, Dumbledore wasn't convinced that I was alright", Harry said, smiling slightly.
Hermione rolled her eyes.
"It's ok to feel scared or nervous Harry, you'll be meeting your parents for practically the first time, thats pretty big."
Harry just shrugged his shoulders but they could tell he was nervous.
"Right, lets get this show on the road then shall we?" Ginny said, clapping her hands together.
"Hermione, you cast the disillusionment charm on me and the books and then I'll go, you three follow me to Gryffindor Tower under the invisibility cloak but once I'm in, you go to the room of requirement, if I'm not back in an hour, Harry, you come find me and see what's happened. Got it?"
Hermione, Ron and Harry nodded their understanding.
Ginny nodded at the three and motioned for Hermione to cast the charm on her.
Once the charm was cast on Ginny and the other three were under Harry's invisibility cloak, Ginny motioned for them to follow her and put her finger to her lips in a shushing gesture.
They walked through the castle slowly on high alert but came across no one as all the students were at dinner.
Finally they made it to Gryffindor Tower and Ginny heard from behind her, "Good luck and the password is 'Redcap', we'll see you in the room of requirement."
Ginny moved towards the portrait of the Fat Lady and whispered the password to her. The Fat Lady looked around with narrowed eyes but had to admit entrance because whoever was there had said the password, so she swung open.
Ginny stepped through the portrait hole and cautiously made her way around the various pieces of furniture and up the stairs to the 6th year girls dormitories.
She slipped into the dormitory and placed the books and message on Lily's bed. Then, she slipped back out of the room, moved cautiously back across the common room and out the portrait hole and then quickly and quietly ran all the way to the room of requirement.
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Lily threw James, who was sitting directly across from her, a disgusted glance as she watched him shovel mashed potato into his mouth.
"Do you ever eat like a normal human being?" She said to him, horrified.
He just looked at her like she was mental and then shared a look with Sirius.
Lily just sighed and got up from the table.
"I'll see you later Al," She said to Alice who was busy conversing with Remus about Arithmancy.
She just waved without looking up and Lily walked out of the Great Hall to go back up to Gryffindor Tower.
The walk there was relatively quiet, there was only a few people milling around, walking to common rooms and the such after dinner.
Lily gave the password to the Fat Lady and made her way to her dorm. She was just planning on getting a book to read and going and curling up infront of the fire in the common room in one of the squashy armchairs. But instead, something colourful caught her eye on her bed. She moved closer and realised it was a stack of books with an envelope on the top. She furrowed her eyebrows in confusion but gingerly picked up the envelope and opened it. She took out the note and read;
This might be a little confusing for you but we really need your help.
Please could you find and bring the following people to the room of requirement at the end of dinner;
James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Alice Smith, Frank Longbottom, Regulus Black,
Professor McGonagall and Professor Dumbledore.
This is a matter of urgency so you need to find these individuals as quickly as you can. Do not tell
anyone what you are doing and do not show these books to anyone, not even the individuals I
have asked you to bring.
We await your arrival.
Lily stared at the note for a few second and then her brain kicked into action. She gathered up the books and put them in her schoolbag and picked up the message and ran down to the common room. Just as she got down there, Alice came through the portrait hole and walked over to Lily.
"Hey Lils, where you running off to? Surely not the Library?"
Lily just shook her head, grabbed Alice's hand and yanked her back through the portrait hole.
As they were running towards the Great Hall, Alice asked, "Lily, what the hell is going on? Decided you really cant deny James anymore?"
"No time to explain, need to find Professor Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall!"
All heads in the Great Hall swivelled to watch the two girls running up to the staff table.
"Good evening Miss Evans, Miss Smith, how can I be of service tonight?" Professor Dumbledore asked, smiling expectantly at the two girls.
Lily just silently handed over the message for Professor Dumbledore to read. Dumbledore's eyebrows contracted a little bit as he finished reading and then handed the note to Professor McGonagall.
"Well..." Said Professor Dumbledore, "I suggest you go find these individuals and we'll go straight to the room of requirement now, me and Professor McGonagall will meet you all outside the room."
Lily and Alice nodded and went off to fetch everbody.
As they stood outside the room of requirement, Professor Dumbledore said, "I will go in first to make sure it is safe, the rest of you follow in close behind me."
They all nodded to show they understood.
Professor Dumbeldore opened the door slowly and stepped into the room, wand aloft and the group of students and teacher close behind him.
The room had, of course, adjusted itself to their requirements. Today it sported several large, squashy-looking sofas placed around the room, a roaring fire in a large, ornate fireplace and three people stood in the corner of the room. Two girls and one boy.
"Who are you?" Dumbledore asked, his wand and Professor McGonagall's pointing at the three.
"We haven't come here to harm anyone, I'm Hermione Granger, this is Ginny Weasly and this is Ron Weasley."
"Weasly? As in Arthur Weasley?" James asked curiously, looking at the two redheads.
"The very same, we're his and Molly Prewett's Children", Ginny replied, keeping eye contact with james.
"That is not possible!" exclaimed Professor McGonagall, "Molly and Arthur only have two children, Bill and Charlie."
"Ok, we're going to have to thell them before we expected", Hermione sighed.
"Tell us what exactly Miss Granger?" Dumbledore enquired politely, lowering his wand.
"We're from the future, we used time turners to come back to this time because of your, " Hermione pointed at Lily and James, "Son."
"Ahh! So you finally did it Prongs, congratulations!" Sirius said with a smirk.
Lily and James just stared at each other in surprise and shock.
"Harry, you can come out now", Ginny said, seemingly to thin air.
Harry took a deep breath and stepped out from underneath the invisibility cloak.
There were gasps from around the room as there stood infront of them, a seemingly younger James but with bright green eyes behind rounded glasses.
"Merlins pants!" whispered James, who turned to look at Lily.
She was just staring at Harry like she had been struck dumb.
"Hey mum, dad", Harry said, smiling nervously at his parents.
Lily walked up to her son and looked at him for a few moments before wrapping him in a tight hug which he returned just as tightly.
"I suggest everyone take a seat so that these four can explain why they have taken the trouble to travel back in time and gather us all here." Dumbledore said, his periwinkle blue eyes twinkling at the scene infront of him.
Once everyone was seated, they looked at the four expectantly.
It was Hermione that spoke up first.
"Ok so we travelled back in time to meet you and ask for your help because we need to change things in the future, for you, for us, for future generations. Lily did you bring the books?" She asked, looking at Lily and Harry and smiling slightly.
Lily got them out of her schoolbag and handed them to Hermione.
"What are those?" Alice asked curiously.
"These", said Ginny, "are books about Harry's life starting around the time he was 1."
James looked at Harry and said, "You have books about your life?"
"Erm yeah, long story but uhh i'm kinda famous in our time..." Harry replied looking at his father uncomfortably.
"Famous? What for?" Sirius asked impatiently.
"All shall be revealed in good time i'm sure brother." Regulus said, rolling his eyes at his brothers lack of patience.
Sirius just poked his tongue out at Regulus.
"Well now we all know why we're here, we need to start reading these books so you can all get a good idea at what Harry's life is like and hopefully you'll work out why we're trying to change the future." Hermione said.
"That sounds like an excellent idea Miss Granger." Dumbledore said, looking at the younger version of James curiously.
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