A/N: A ton of spoilers in this chapter just to let you know.
Me, Alice, and Lacy were sitting at the table when the Marauders showed up. How I managed to look past his big-headedness I’ll never know. Harry and I talked a little more this morning before he went to Dumbledore’s office. He looks just like Potter only his eyes were different. They looked just like mine. He’s so different from him.
I told him about Petunia and Mum and Dad. He told me about some of his times at Hogwarts, but he seemed to stop in the middle of most of them like he was afraid to give something away. I could tell he didn’t want to talk about his childhood before Hogwarts which made me wonder what happened. I didn’t push him tell me though since it looked like it was something he would rather forget.
Lacy was just telling us about her daughter Luna.
“She looks almost like me, but she has that certain dreamy-like look about her. I think she gets that from Xeno.” She said pointing over to the Ravenclaw table. Sure enough he was there reading the quibbler upside down. I heard that his father just started the magazine this summer.
“Evans we need to talk.” I looked up and there he was. James Potter.
“It’s important.” I stared at him. I could tell it was serious.
“Alright let’s go.” I grabbed my bag and started walking to the Entrance Hall. When I got there I turned around to face him. It turns out he was right behind me and I do mean right behind me. We ended up smacking right into each other.
“OW! Next time warn a guy when you stop!”
“Well you should have let me know that you were behind me.” I grabbed my head in pain. He has a really thick skull. “Anyway what did you want to talk to me about?”
“It’s about Harry. He and Dumbledore told me that he was supposed to defeat you-know-who. Then he just left and went to this room and grabbed some kind of tiara took it back to Dumbledore’s office used the sword he had in there and broke it. Dumbledore didn’t even blink when Harry did that!”
“We’ll just talk to Dumbledore about this soon. I don’t know what this means, but it could be important.” I debated telling him about my talk with Harry this morning. I looked up at him. I could tell he was trying to read my mind.
“Is there something you want to tell me?” His hazel eyes were full of concern.
“There’s something you should know. Harry didn’t tell me anything at all about what happened in his childhood before Hogwarts this morning and that scares me. It makes me wonder if we we’re bad parents or something. Oh god what if we are!?” I felt the tears start running down my cheeks. I could tell he was startled by my tears because he looked like he wanted to do something, but was too nervous to do so. Then he did the un-expected. He pulled me into a hug. What shocked me next was that I didn’t pull back. Instead I wrapped my arms around him.
“It’s ok.” He whispered into my hair. “Just relax. I’m positive that we aren’t bad parents. We will find answers. We just have to be patient.” I pulled back and looked at him. Maybe Potter isn’t all that bad.
As I looked between them I sensed the tension in the air. I’m not quite sure what that tension is, but it’s there. Mia carried me out of the dark room and took me back to my room. Mia is just what I think she’s called. I think I heard her real a few times, but I couldn’t really understand it. The only part I heard was ‘mi’ so that’s why I think of her as Mia.
She changed me into a new diaper, t-shirt, and shorts. I’m so glad I finally grew out of the one-pieces. When we went out of my room that blond person was on the couch. Last night was weird. Dada looked a lot younger than before. I could tell he was nervous about holding me which was strange since he did it every day. Strange.
“Malfoy I need you to watch him while I get changed.” I put Teddy on the couch where he was sitting and went back to my room. I opened one of the doors and saw that me and Cissa-I’m gonna have a hard time getting used to that-shared a bathroom. I brushed my teeth and put my hair up in a ponytail. I walked over to the closet and grabbed a t-shirt and a pair of jeans.
When I walked out I Malfoy playing peek-a-boo with Teddy. He was sitting on his lap giggling. He didn’t notice me yet so I tiptoed behind him and shouted “Boo!”
Malfoy jumped. Teddy was smart and saw me coming so he rolled off before I scarred him.
“Don’t ever do that again! You nearly gave me a bloody heart attack!”
“That was the idea. Let’s go.” I picked up Teddy and walked out of the common room. I heard Malfoy mumbling a few swears under his breath. When got to Dumbledore’s office everyone was already there waiting for us.
“Sorry we’re late. He slept in.” We sat down on the last two chairs.
“Now that you are all hear we may shed some light on this situation. I did some research last night and saw that you can change the events that happen in this time. I trust that you will all try to find a spell or potion that will return to your own time though. You can give your parents some information and that’s all. I will set up some pensives so that they may look through your memories. Now line up.” Dumbledore said.
After a half-hour of sorting through all our memories he said that Harry should explain about what we should do.
I got up from my seat and stood in front of everyone. I took a deep breath.
“In our time Voldemort was impossible to defeat. The way that was possible was because of horcruxes. A horcrux is part of a soul. If you do make one it can make your soul un-stable. Voldemort made seven of these.”
“Well that explains why his face is so screwed up.” Zabini said. Everyone burst out laughing. Even Dumbledore was chuckling. After it died down I continued.
“Anyway before he was defeated the first time he already made six. The night he came to my house is when he made his seventh. The seventh was me.” A gasp went around the room. “I was the one he never intended to make. How it happened was that the curse rebounded on him. It was my mother’s protection that saved me. Last year instead of going to Hogwarts Ron, Hermione, and I went to go find these. What we didn’t know was that in my second year I already destroyed one.”
“What do you mean? What was it?” Luna asked.
“It was the diary that Malfoy’s father slipped in Ginny’s cauldron before the start of that year.”
“For the record I had no idea he did that until later.” Malfoy said.
“We know you told us that years later Malfoy.” Ron said.
“I’m just letting you know I had no part in that.”
“Ok we know.”
“Will both of you shut up and let Harry finish?”
“Thank you Hermione. As I was saying in the chamber of secrets there was a basilisk and I killed it with the sword of Gryffindor. What I didn’t know then was the sword would help me and Neville later on. I used the basilisk fang to destroy the diary. In sixth year is when Dumbledore destroyed the ring. The ring belonged to Voldemort’s grandfather. After a few months we found another horcrux. A locket that belonged to his mother. Dumbledore and I went to go find it when we got to it we almost didn’t make it out of that cave. We managed to get it and when we went back…” I looked over at Malfoy. He nodded.
“Malfoy was given a mission by Voldemort. He was supposed to fix the vanishing cabinet to let Death Eaters invade the school. There was also another part to it. He main mission was to kill Dumbledore. On the Astronomy Tower after we got back he cornered us. I was put under a charm so that he didn’t see me. I could tell that Malfoy didn’t want to kill him. His wand was lowering when Snape showed up. He killed you. What I didn’t know then was that you planned it. Later on I found out that the locket was a fake. It was all for nothing. After a few months we went to lock for the horcruxes. The first one we found was the real locket. After months of thinking and looking for ways to destroy it we found the sword. Ron was the one to destroy it. After a few months I made a stupid mistake. The Voldemort had been tabooed and I said it. We got kidnapped and taken to Malfoy Manor. There we managed to get the next location of the horcrux. We were saved by their former house elf, Dobby. However as we disapparated Bellatrix threw a knife. It got Dobby and killed him.”
I saw Hermione and Luna have tears in their eyes. Ron bowed his head.
“We stayed at Shell Cottage for a few weeks to figure out a way to get to the next horcrux. It was in the Lestrange’s vault at Gringotts. We used polyjuice potion to get in. While we were on the cart though we went through water that washes away all enchantments. We managed to get to the vault and get the horcrux-Hufflepuff’s cup-, but we had to trade the sword. To escape we got on the dragon that was guarding the vaults. We got far away from there and apparated to Hogsmeade. There we met Dumbldore’s brother Aberforth. He showed us a passage way into the castle. When we got there the D.A. was there. D.A. stands for Dumbledore’s army. It was formed in our fifth year. Neville was in charge of the group that was there when we came back. I found out that one of the horcruxes were here at the castle. It was Ravenclaws Diadem. It was in the Room of Requirement. We managed to destroy it with fiend fire. Ron and Hermione went to the chamber of secrets because the basilisk’s fang has venom on it and it can destroy horcruxes. At that point we thought we only had one left, the snake, but when I looked through Dumbledore’s memories I found out that his death was planned, Snape was always on our side and that I was a horcrux. I went to the forest where he was waiting for me. I let him kill me. When I was there I had a choice. I could go back or I could go on. I chose to go back. When I woke Mrs. Malfoy had to check and see if I was alive. She could have sold me out but she didn’t. When we went back to the castle I jumped down and started to fight. While I was dueling Voldemort Neville killed the last horcrux. I managed to kill Voldemort for good this time.”
“Can you tell us what the horcruxes are again? I kind of got lost.” Lavender asked.
“The seven are me, the diary, the ring, the diadem, the snake, the cup, and the locket.” I said. “I’m going to need all the help I can get to find these. Last night I already destroyed one last night and that was the diadem. So are you guys in?”
“I am.” Hermione said.
“I’m helping.” Ron said.
“Count us in.” Fred and George said.
“You’re not stopping me from helping.” Ginny said. I looked over at the three Slytherins. They all exchanged looks.
“We’re in.” Malfoy answered.
“Me, Neville and Luna are in.” Seamus said.
“I’m sorry, but no. I can’t. I’m not as good with a wand as you guys and I’m not that good at doing research. If I try to help I might slow us down.” Lavender said.
“Lavender we need all the help we can get. Trust me you won’t slow us down.” Seamus said.
She was silent for a few minutes.
“I’m in.” She said.
“Now children you may inform your parents if you feel it is necessary. You may go.” Dumbledore said.
When we go out of his office we went our separate ways. Me, Draco and Pansy walked off to me and Pansy’s common room. It was empty when we got inside so our parents must still be in class. It’s really weird to see your parents as teenagers. I didn’t notice that Pansy stopped walking until I bumped into her.
Pansy barely said anything this morning and last night. It’s almost like she’s saving it up for something or someone. She looked lost and afraid. Then she burst.
“I cannot believe we’re here!” She shouted. “I mean why did this have to happen!? Haven’t we already done this war before? I don’t want to go through it again! It tore my family apart! An- and it took her away from me!” With that she collapsed on the floor in a fit of sobs. I looked at Draco and he looked freaked out. We’ve near seen her like this.
I picked her up off the floor and walked her over to couch. On the way she threw some punches into my chest and nearly knocked me down. Man that girl can punch!
She still clung to me like she was afraid to let me go. She sobbed into my chest. I’ve never seen her so broken. Draco came and sat down next to us. We were both silent.
After a few minutes she went silent.
“I-I can’t go through this again. I just can’t.” She whispered.
“Relax you won’t go through this alone. Not again.” I told her.
A few months before the war ended her sister Haley was killed by a death eater. Pansy’s parents were trying to get out of the circle, but to keep them in line they took Haley and Pansy and tortured them both in front of them. Her parents were tied up and couldn’t do anything to stop it. Pansy was about to be killed when Haley jumped in front of her and took the killing curse. After that her parents stayed with Voldemort till the end to save Pansy. They couldn’t lose another daughter. Haley was only 14 at the time and Pansy was never the same.
Eventually she fell asleep even though it was only 11:00 o’clock. Her arms were still around me, so I didn’t move from where I was. I looked over at Draco. He was sitting on the seat next to mine.
“You do realize you’re gonna have to get into your house to get one of those horcruxes Potter was talking about.”
“Yeah I know, but I won’t be able to go. My dad will.”
“Well good luck with that.”
I tried to concentrate on my work, but I couldn’t. It’s hard to be focus when your son from the future comes into your life.
“Lily be careful!” I heard Mary’s voice whisper/yell. I looked and saw that I was about to add gillyweed instead of boomslang to my potion.
“You’ve never been distracted like this. What’s going on?” She asked.
“Nothing I just fell asleep late last night.”
“Where did you sleep last night? You never came back to the dorm.”
“Well I uh…” I was interrupted when Professor Slughorn came over.
“Now let me see what you have here.” He bent over and took a whiff of the potion. Today we were making a sleeping draught. I already perfected it last year so I hope that he accepts it.
“Perfect as always Miss Evans. Class start to clean up so we don’t get caught by the bell.” Grateful to an excuse to not her question I started to put back the ingredients away. The bell rang right when I reached my spot. I grabbed my bag and walked out of the classroom to the Great Hall.
A/N: In case you didn’t know when Lily says Potter she’s talking about James and when Lavender and Ron kissed in the 6th book someone else-not Hermione-left the common room. I left very subtle hints in the story so far about who it could be. It will be revealed in the next chapter. Oh and I hope you enjoyed Teddy’s vew on things. I feel like we should what’s going on in his mind too even though he’s a baby. If you liked his P.O.V let me know and I’ll see if I can put more up for you guys.