Chapter 2 : Chapter 1
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As Professor Dumbledore read the first chapter, there was outrage at the fact that Lily and James were dead and that Harry had been taken to Lily's sister and husband.
"How could you, Professor?" Lily asked Dumbledore with tears glistening in her eyes.
"I have no assumptions as to why my future self decided on giving baby Harry to Petunia and Vernon, however, I expect there is a perfectly adequate reason." Dumbledore replied, seemingly lost in thought.
"But we would never give our baby to them," James said furiously. "We would have given him to Remus or Sirius!"
"Well, actually, I found out a few years after I left school that you'd put in your will that if anything happened, I should have gone to Sirius. I know that circumstances didn't allow it though." Harry said carefully.
"What circumstances?" James asked curiously.
"It'll all be explained." Hermione said impatiently.
Professor Dumbledore looked at his watch and said firmly, "I think this one chapter has given us all enough food for thought and I'm sure you're all eager to ask these four about themselves. I suggest that you," he pointed at James, Lily, Remus, Sirius, Alice, Frank and Regulus, "stay here tonight, the room will accommodate you. I shall ask the house elves to send some food up. I ask that you do not stay up too late. Minerva and myself will be back after breakfast tomorrow morning. Good night." And with that, he and Professor McGonagall left the room.
As soon as the door clicked shut, the four time-travellers were bombarded with questions, however, before they could answer, Lily held up her hand and shouted "ENOUGH!".
As soon as they were all quiet, Lily said, "Now, I expect they can't tell us anything if you lot are firing questions at them. Why don't they each take it in turns to tell us a little bit about themselves." She looked at them expectantly, as did the others.
"Ok, well, I'm Hermione Granger, Muggleborn. I'm 20 and I'm a Healer at St Mungo's." Hermione said, hypersensitive to the fact that everyone was watching her.
Ron then cleared his throat and said, "I'm Ron weasley, 20 and I'm heading the department of International Magical Co-operation temporarily at the moment."
"I'm Ginny Weasley, 19 years old and I'm a journalist for Witch Weekly."
"And I'm Harry Potter, obviously," he smirked, "I'm 20 and I'm chief of the Auror department. Questions one at a time please!" He laughed.
"What kind of healing do you specialize in Hermione?" Lily asked, eager for information as she had had some thoughts about going into the Healer Training Programme.
"At the moment it's Spell Damage, but, with any luck, they'll let me work in the Cures department for Serious Injury such as Dementor attatcks and Lycanthropy." Hermione smiled at Remus who just looked shocked.
"What exactly does the Department of International Magical Co-operation do, Ron? Frank asked, leaning forwards interestedly.
"Oh, umm, well, as Chief, I have to visit other countries' ministries, meet their Ministers for Magic and have meetings about how we could improve the relationship between the two countries. Pretty boring actually but, hey, its money." Ron said, his ears going pink from the sudden attention on him.
"That sounds pretty easy." Frank said thoughtfully.
"It would be if the other Ministers weren't so bleedin' picky. They always have to find something wrong with the proposal!" Ron said laughing.
"What about you Ginny? What sort of journalism do you do for Witch Weekly?" Alice asked, keenly interested in journalism.
"I have my own column called 'Weasley's Weekdays' where I talk about things that have happened to me, like the last one I wrote was about a party we all went to and my editor wanted me to write about the clothes and couples who went. It's basically a gossip column which isn't exactly what I wanted to do but I'll get where I wanna be. On the upside though, the pay is excellent." She grinned mischeivously as Alice laughed.
"And you Harry, Chief of Aurors? That's pretty big mate." Sirius said, grinning.
Harry grinned back and said, "Yeah, I know, but I can't tell you how it happened. You'll have to wait until we read the books."
"Aww, no fair!" James whined.
The time travellers laughed at him.
"So how come you didn't ask for Peter to be here?" Remus asked.
All four of them exchanged dark looks and Hermione said, "You'll find out."
The Marauders looked at each other, confused.
"Well," Harry said, breaking the silence, "What about you lot? We don't really know much about any of you either. You four do what us four did."
The group laughed at Harry's straightforwardness.
"Ok, well, I'm Lily Evans, 16, Muggleborn. I have a sister called Petunia, but you know that already," She said as they all snorted, "My parents are called Julia and Graham, I have a grey tabby cat called Ash. I'm a Gryffindor and the N.E.W.T's I'm taking are Charms, Transfiguration, DADA, Potions, Herbology, CoMC, Arithmancy and Ancient Runes."
"Merlin! That's alot of subjects, Lily!" Ginny exclaimed.
"Well, she always was smart." James said smiling and gently nudged Lily with his foot.
Lily just blushed and smiled back at him.
They all looked at James.
"Oh, umm. James Potter, 16, only child. My parents are called Harold and May. Gryffindor. I'm a Chaser on the house team. I'm taking Charms, DADA, Potions, Transfiguration, Herbology, Muggle Studies and Divination. I have an owl called Ganymede."
"I'm uhh... Sirius Black, 16, I have a younger brother, " He said smirking at Regulus, "My parents are called Walburga and Orion. I'm a Gryffindor and I'm taking DADA, Charms, Potions, Transfig, Herbology, Muggle Studies, Divination and Arithmancy. I'm a Beater for Gryffindor and I have an owl called Derek.
"Why in the name of Merlin are you two taking Divination?" Harry asked incredulously, laughing.
Sirius shrugged and said, "It's calm, good place to sleep." He grinned.
"I have to agree with that, very woolly subject indeed." Hermione said and they all laughed.
"Um, I'm Remus Lupin, I'm 16, only child, also in Gryffindor. I'm taking Trasnfiguration, Charms, Potions, Herbolody, Care of Magical Creatures, DADA, Muggle Studies, Astronomy, Arithmancy and Acient Runes. I liked reading and have an owl called Eclipse."
"I'm Alice Smith, 16, only child, Gryffindor, I'm taking Arithmancy, Charms, Potions, Transfiguration, Astronomy, Muggle Studies and Ancient Runes. I like food and have an owl called Vienna."
"Frank Longbottom, 17, only child, Ravenclaw. Just about to take my N.E.W.T's in DADA, Charms, Transfig, Potions, Herbology, Muggle Studies, Ancient Runes, Arithmancy and CoMC. I'm a Chaser on the house team and I have an owl called Achilles
"I'm Regulus Black, 14, Slytherin. I do all the normal subject and I have an owl called Titus. I'm also a seeker on the house team and unfortunately enough, related to Sirius."
They sat chatting a bit more and wandered off into different corners of the room. Harry, Lily and James were left sitting by the fireplace.
"So... Our son, huh? That's big." James said, staring at Harry.
"Yeah, very big. I wasn't sure how you'd react when you saw me." Harry said to the floor.
"I'm overjoyed, as any mother would be," Lily said, "And let's face it, there's worse people to have a child with than James." She grinned.
"Like...Snivellus?" Harry replied, grinning cheekily.
James burst out laughing while Lily rolled her eyes and groaned, "Not you too?!"
Wiping the tears of laughter from his face, James gave Harry a hug,
'My first proper hug from my father!' Harry thought excitedly in his head as he savoured the moment.
Soon enough, everyone went to bed. Ron and Hermione alone - They we're arguing at the moment so were broken up again. Harry and Ginny together - which caused a few raised eyebrows. Lily and James next to each other, Alice and Frank together and Remus, Sirius and Regulus alone. Each were thinking about the revelations of today. None of them would ever have thought something like this and something this big would happen to them today when they woke up.
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