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Chapter 4 – The Nightmare
"What in the hell is going on?" asked Piper getting frantic. "What has happened with Wyatt? What is going on with Harry?"
A resounding crack announced the arrival of Severus and Remus. They took in the scene and went into action immediately. Remus sat on the bed and worked with Harry while Severus pulled out his wand and ran a diagnostic over the boys.
"What is going on?" asked Leo. "Are the boys in danger?"
"No," said Severus with a relived sigh. "Both are physically in no danger. We just have to ride this out and wait for your son to help Harry exit from his nightmare. I promise that when they both awake that we will explain everything to you. For now we just have to play the waiting game."
"Are you sure that the boys are safe?" Piper asked.
"It is just a dream," said Severus. "I swear that neither boy is in any danger. We just have to wait for Harry to wake up so that he can tell us the content of this dream. His dreams follow along the path of visions and peeks into the mind of the Dark Lord. I have witnessed his dreams before and it is always hard for him. With your son helping, he should come back to us soon."
Piper nodded her head as she sat with Leo and Chris. Paige and Phoebe paced back and forth nervously as Harry thrashed on the bed. Remus was busy massaging Harry's temples.
"You can't force me Dumbledore," screamed Harry. "There is nothing that can make me come back. I don't want to fight your bloody war anymore. I just want to be left alone."
"You have to come back Harry," said Dumbledore. "You are the only one that can defeat Voldemort."
"Why are you so set on this boy being the one to destroy me?" asked Voldemort. "Why not do the task yourself Dumbledore? Or is it that you want the boy to die in the attempt so that you can claim you are the true hero?"
"Would he do something like that?" asked Wyatt. "Is that what he wants? How can you want Harry to die? He is just a teenager. Why are you making him fight your battles?"
"The prophecy states that Harry has to kill him," said Dumbledore. "I am the one that will make sure that Harry doesn't live to tell the world what happened. He can not live either. He is just as dark as Tom is. He must die during the last battle."
"I will not allow it," said Wyatt. "You both are just power hungry wizards looking for fame. Leave Harry out of this fight, it has nothing to do with him."
"It has everything to do with him," said Dumbledore. "It is in your best interest to stay out of it. I can find a way of destroying you as well if you get in the way. Even the Charmed Ones will not be able to save you then."
"Threatening another child Dumbledore," mocked Voldemort. "How heroic it is of you to do something like this. Potter, I will be seeing you soon so that we can discuss this matter. For now I will assist you and your friend in getting out of this nightmare. Tell Severus that I expect him to come and see me when he is done making sure that you are ok and that explanations have been given."
"What ever you say," exclaimed Harry. "I just want out of this fight once and for all. I do not want to fight either one of you, but if I have to, to save myself I will."
"Just go, Harry Potter," said Voldemort turning towards Albus. "I will deal with this here."
Wyatt grabbed Harry and orbed. He was surprised when all of a sudden he was back and Harry sat straight up in the bed gasping for air. Piper ran to Wyatt and wrapped her arms around him as Paige grabbed Harry and helped Remus to settle him.
"Harry you need to tell us what happened," said Severus. "You need to tell us what you saw. It is important that we know what just happened."
"I had just fallen asleep," said Harry shakily starting. "I am not sure what happened next. Dumbledore and Voldemort were there and the three of us were facing off. I got very scared and I called out to Wyatt. The next thing I knew, he was there."
"That explains that portion," said Remus. "What happened in the confrontation?"
"Dumbledore wants me back in England," said Harry. "He said that I have no choice but to come back. He said he will figure out a way of getting around the Halliwells and force me to come back and finish the war with Voldemort. What is odd is that Voldemort was not trying to hurt me. He actually was after Dumbledore. He showed no interest in me at all."
"What do you mean?" asked Severus. "What role did the Dark Lord play in this?"
"He told me to tell you to apparate directly to him when you are done here," said Harry. "He wants to talk with you. I started to get angry when Dumbledore threatened Wyatt. Voldemort said he would help me get out of the dream. He said he wants to talk to me. I think he wants you to set something up between the two of us. Dumbledore said that I have to die in the final confrontation between me and Voldemort. From there the two of them started fighting and Wyatt grabbed me and orbed out."
"That would explain how you got back," said Leo. "Wyatt's powers are growing if he can orb in and out of someone's dreams. It would appear that Wyatt astro projected into Harry's dream at Harry's mental call. That is a very good gift."
"It was awful," said Wyatt holding on to Harry's hands. "The power I felt coming from the other two in the dream was high. The power radiating from Harry was stronger than either of them. I could feel him pulsating with power. The Voldemort person was a grey light. The Dumbledore person we saw at that bank was pulsating black light. Harry was glowing white at the end. Harry was actually glowing."
"Good, neutral, and evil," said Severus. "In this instance, Dumbledore is representing the force of darkness while Voldemort represents the grey aspects of things. Harry being such a pure and selfless person represents the white or good magic in the equation."
"What exactly does that mean?" asked Phoebe.
"It means that all three aspects of magic are now in play," said Remus. "Albus has just shown us that he will not hesitate to do anything to get fame, money, and power. Voldemort has his own ideals of how things should work. He doesn't always go about them in a sane manner, but his reasoning behind his actions tells us what his intent is. Therefore he represents the grey in the situation. He does things with good intent but with evil ways of getting a means to the end. Harry on the other hand will never hesitate to help someone. He has been beaten, starved, raped, bullied, and otherwise tormented his entire life. Death, loss, anxiety, and hurt are his best friends. However, he has never once had the thought of taking power for himself or given thought of turning towards the dark. He is pure in his actions towards his friends and loved ones. He doesn't hold thoughts of revenge on those that have hurt him in the past. Therefore he is the white light in this. He is the good and pure aspect of this fight. Voldemort has his followers. Dumbledore has his. It is time for Harry to do the same."
"Well you know that you can count on us to help in any way that we can," said Piper. "I dare anyone to try and hurt Harry again."
"I don't want you all to get hurt trying to protect me," said Harry quietly. "This is not your fight. I can't allow you to get in the middle of it."
"It is too late for that," said Paige. "We became a part of it when you became Wyatt's charge. Besides, it is our job to protect the innocent. You are the innocent. So you do your job, and let us do ours."
"Sweetie listen to her," said Phoebe kindly. "She is right. We all have our own roles to play. We decided already that whatever happens to you will affect us as well. We want to be there for you. My sisters and I have been battling evil for years. We will not hesitate to put ourselves in danger to help you. It is what we do best."
"You said you would explain other things when Harry and Wyatt were out of the dream," said Chris. "Am I to understand that this is no ordinary dream that Harry had?"
"Harry and the Dark Lord have a connection between them," said Severus going into teacher mode. "The scar on his forehead is a link. At times, one or the other will get a glimpse of what is going on with the opposite. If I had to guess, I would say that the Dark Lord just so happened to get a glimpse of what Harry was going through in his sleep with Dumbledore and decided to get involved. I know that Harry can feel the emotions of the Dark Lord and even his thoughts. The Dark Lord can not quite do the same to Harry as it causes him pain. It is my guess that Harry's emotions were so high that it alerted the Dark Lord of a situation. In this instance Harry's dream was more of a spell that Dumbledore cast that backfired on him when the Dark Lord got involved. I highly doubt that Dumbledore will try that again, but one never knows what is going through his mind."
"That sounds about right," said Harry. "It was just me and Dumbledore at first. He and I were arguing. Voldemort didn't come in until later. When he arrived I called out for Wyatt. What I don't understand is why things are happening between me and Wyatt. What is his part in all of this?"
"I don't understand much about Wyatt's magic," said Severus. "I do understand about our kind of magic. Every now and then a witch or wizard's magic will call out to someone. When that happens, the person that answers is usually the one that bonds with the said witch or wizard. It is my belief that your magic is reacting to Wyatt in this manner. When you are distressed or scared, the first person you reach out for is him. Your magic is forming a soul bond with Wyatt. Essentially your magic is telling you that Wyatt is destined to be your partner in life."
"You mean that they will be a couple?" asked Piper. "Is that even possible? Will their different types of magicks be compatible? "
"That was the vision I saw earlier," said Phoebe. "I didn't tell you what I saw, because it was not my place to say anything. In my vision I saw the two of them as a couple."
"So Harry is the destined one?" asked Wyatt. "He is the one that was fated to be my match? Is this the reason why I feel the way I do?"
"How is it that you feel?" asked Leo. "Tell us what you sense and feel and we can help you understand it better."
"I feel the need to protect him with everything that I have," admitted Wyatt. "It is like something inside of me has woken up and is telling me that no matter what, I have to be with him. It is like I will be hurt if he is not around me somehow and in some way."
"It feels like that for me too," said Harry very red in the face. "Everything in my body is screaming that Wyatt needs to be around me as much as possible. The need to defend him with my life is strong in this."
"I suspect that feelings of love and attraction will follow in this," said Remus. "A witch or wizard that bonds to another person usually ends up as their mate. There are records of those that did not, but from the description that they are telling us, I believe that they will be a bonded and mated pair."
"So Wyatt and Harry are both gay?" asked Chris. "Will they sort of get married? I ask because it is not legal in our world. Is it legal in your world?"
"It is not uncommon in our world," said Severus. "In fact it is quite accepted in our community. Two men or two women can legally get married in our world."
"I don't have a problem with it," said Chris. "I am happy that Wyatt has finally met his soul mate. I am only sorry that it is under such circumstances. I hope that when my time comes that I meet my soul mate and that the person is as awesome as Harry is."
"You are a very wise young man," said Remus smiling. "Many would have been very uncomfortable knowing that a sibling or friend is gay in the muggle world."
"We have always known that Wyatt was going to be different," said Piper. "I stand with Chris in this matter. If Harry was the destined one to be soul bonded with Wyatt, then they will have my support."
"I stand with my wife and sons," said Leo. "From what I have seen of Harry so far, he is kind, honest, gentle, and caring. He has my full support."
"This has my support as well," said Phoebe. "I stand with my family when I say welcome to our family Harry. I know you will be happy here."
"I stand with my family as well," said Paige. "We are united in this."
"Wyatt?" asked Severus. "How do you feel knowing that you are being soul bonded with Harry?"
"It doesn't bother me in the least," said Wyatt. "I have known for a couple of years that I was gay. I am just relieved to hear my family say that they will support us. That is if this is what Harry is comfortable with."
"Remus?" asked Harry. "Are you ok with the fact that I am going to be a mated pair with another male?"
"Cub," said Remus. "You do not have to worry about that. I will stand by your side even if your mate was green with three eyes. Who am I to deny you happiness? Also I would be a hypocrite if I said I was unhappy about it."
"Why?" asked Chris.
"I am a werewolf," said Remus. "I change on the full moon into a dangerous creature. Now that I know the Charmed Ones, there may be something that can be done during my transformations."
"What do you mean?" asked Severus. "There is no cure for lycanthropy yet."
"Piper can freeze me during the cycle of the moon," said Remus. "That way I can not hurt anyone. Combine that with the Wolfsbane Potion, and you have one very harmless werewolf."
"Severus?" asked Harry. "Are you ok with me being with Wyatt in this fashion? Will Professor McGonagall be ok with this?"
"We will support you Harry," said Severus smiling at him. "We have some things that we need to get accomplished today. I have to go speak with the Dark Lord, and then to Minerva. You all need to get some rest. Also I know that they are taking you to get some new clothes. When I am done with the dark Lord I will come back and join you if you don't mind. That way we can all go to Potter Castle afterwards. I know that you have to activate the wards and such."
"That sounds good," said Piper. "We should be up and ready in about seven hours give or take. You can come back then and we can get everything started. I will make breakfast for everyone."
After saying goodnight, Severus and Remus apparated back to England leaving a very red in the face Harry behind.
"I didn't mean to disturb your way of life," said Harry. "I am so sorry that all of this is happening. I am already causing trouble and upsetting things."
"You need to relax sweetie," said Phoebe. "Life always throws you for a loop. Even the Charmed Ones enjoys a change in the normal."
"Why doesn't Wyatt spend the rest of the night here," suggested Piper. "That way he can help Harry if his sleep is troubled again."
"Sounds good mom," said Wyatt. "Thank you all for being so understanding about all of this. It means a lot to me."
"As Remus said," Leo replied. "I would not care if Harry was green and had three eyes. If this is what is going to make you happy, then I am all for it. Now you two get some rest. We have a busy day tomorrow."
Piper, Paige, and Phoebe all kissed both Wyatt and then Harry on the forehead and left. Leo smiled at the two boys as they got comfortable and shut off the light. Chris smiled at the two before he followed his father out of the room closing the door behind him.
"Wyatt," said Harry. "Thank you for saving me. This is twice that you have done something wonderful for me when you hardly know me. I really appreciate it."
"I know one thing," replied Wyatt. "If the roles were reversed you would do the same for me and my family. Therefore I have no problems doing this for you."
Harry smiled and rolled over. Wyatt wrapped his arm around Harry and the two boys drifted off to sleep.
Back in England, Severus apparated straight to Malfoy Manor. He sought out the Dark Lord and when he got to the study he knocked on the door.
"Enter," said the tired voice of Voldemort.
Severus entered the room and bowed low to him. Upon getting an affirmative reply, he stood and walked over to the desk. At a gesture from Voldemort, he sat in the chair and waited for him to speak.
"Apparently Potter gave you my message," said Voldemort. "I have need of your services Severus. If you do this one thing for me, I will release you from any bindings that I have over you. If you do this one thing for me, I will free you and let you live in peace. You have served me well over the years. Times are changing and I must change with them."
"My Lord," replied Severus. "What is it you need of me? I will give it my undivided attention. The reward you are offering is great indeed. I have happily served you these many years."
"You will arrange a meeting between me and Harry Potter," said Voldemort. "He and I have much to discuss. Once this meeting is met, you shall be set free to live the rest of your life away from this war."
"My Lord," he said. "I have no doubt that Harry will accept this meeting with you. We just have to tread carefully as he is protected by the Charmed Ones."
"I am aware of this," said Voldemort. "They may attend this meeting if they wish. Pass on the message to Potter that I have no intention of seeking him out in the future. Should he decide to stay away from me, I will leave him alone."
"I will pass on your message," said Severus. "I know that in about seven hours, they are taking him shopping for new clothes. His muggle relatives never gave him anything that was worth something. He has come into his full inheritances. He is now the Lord and Head of House of three prominent families in England. He has no desire for anyone to control him or force him into this fight. He is totally against Albus. It would appear that Albus is the reason his muggle relatives were abusive to him. The old man had them beat him, starve him, and a few days ago rape him. Dumbledore has been stealing gold from Harry's vaults."
"So it would seem that Dumbledore has lost his weapon against me," said Voldemort with a chuckle. "Do you have anything else to report before I send you on your way?"
"Only this milord," said Severus. "The young man that was with Harry in the dream is the son of one of the Charmed Ones and a white lighter. He is the one that was born on the night of magic. He told us that he saw the aura's surrounding the three of you. Apparently Harry is the pure white light while Dumbledore is the black light. You are the grey light. He also said that Harry actually glowed brightly before they left."
"So I am the neutral magic here," mumbled Voldemort. "That is indeed an interesting bit of information. You have done well. Report to me after the meeting with Potter and I will release you from the Dark Mark and my service. You have earned my gratitude. Your loyalty is being rewarded."
"It was a privilege and an honor to serve you," said Severus standing and bowing. "I will send an owl with the date of when Harry can meet with you."
Voldemort waved his hand and Severus left. He spotted Draco and Narcissa in the den and sat with them for a few minutes. Severus relayed the information that the Dark Lord had given him.
"I want you to keep and eye on your class mates and dorm mates when school starts," said Severus. "I am not going to be staying the full year. My service with the Dark Lord is almost at an end. When that happens, I will be giving my allegiance to Harry. It is my wish that the two of you join me when the time is right."
"You can count on me Sev," said Draco. "I have an idea of a few good people that would follow us to Harry. I will keep up with you and send you my observations from time to time. I shall be ready when the time comes."
"I am with you as well," said Narcissa. "I have to get away from my husband. I will be filing for a divorce as soon as you give the word that it is time for us to make our allegiance known."
Severus nodded to both and then left to head to Hogwarts. He was met by a very anxious Minerva McGonagall.
"Severus what has been happening?" she said. "I just heard Ronald Weasley and Albus talking. They are trying to concoct a plan to get Harry back over here and away from the Halliwells."
"It would seem that Harry and Wyatt's magicks are forming into a soul bond," said Severus with a smile. "A meeting will be set up between Harry and the Dark Lord. Neither have a desire to go after the other. Harry has already expressed his desire to stay in the United States."
Severus spent the next hour telling Minerva everything he had discovered from both Harry and Voldemort. When he was done, she promised to assist with the removing of the trusted students to get them away from both Dumbledore and Voldemort. Both knew that this was a dangerous game that they were going to play. However, both knew that it would be in the best interest of everyone if they succeeded.
The following morning, Harry was woken up to the sound of tapping on the window. He looked over and saw a raven on the sill with a letter in its beak. He opened the window and let the bird in. He took the letter and read it quickly.
The Dark Lord wants a meeting with you. He will not try to harm you in any way. He says that the Charmed Ones are more than welcome to sit in on the meeting if you wish. He wants to discuss certain issues with you. Please let me know what you would like to do as quickly as possible. I will be by later so that we can all travel to Potter Castle. I am unable to go with you shopping as Minerva and I are working on something. I have good news to tell you when we meet again.
Harry sat down quickly and composed a reply.
Tell the Dark Lord that I am more than willing to meet with him. I just want it known that I will not be interested in meeting with him ever again in any way. I have every intention of staying in the United States. If he is willing to stay in Europe, I will not prevent him from doing what he wishes. If he leaves me alone after this final meeting, I will leave him alone. To bad we can't say the same for Dumbledore.
Harry gave the letter to the bird and watched it fly away. After a few moments the bird vanished with a pop. Harry assumed that a spell has been cast on the bird so that when it had the letter it acted as a portkey. Harry turned and smiled down at Wyatt. He quietly went downstairs and headed to the kitchen. After rummaging around for a bit, he started breakfast. Later, the occupants of Halliwell Manor made their way downstairs to the smell of breakfast and coffee.
"Harry," said Piper sniffing appreciatively of the aroma that was there. "Did you cook all of this? It smells delicious. You did not have to do that."
"I figured if I am going to be a part of this family now, then I should do something to help out," said Harry with a smile. "I may not have enjoyed cooking for the Dursleys, but I did enjoy cooking. I think I am skilled at it."
"This tastes absolutely wonderful," said Chris after tasting his food. "It looks like mom has some competition in the kitchen."
Harry laughed as Piper threw an oven mitt at him. The rest of the family all grabbed some food and sat down to eat. Harry sat next to Wyatt and ate a small bit of food. Piper noticed this and brought him extra helpings of everything.
"You are to eat all of that," she said firmly. "We do not want you starving yourself. There is plenty of food in this house."
"Old habits die hard," said Harry looking down at his plate embarrassed.
"Well you just have to get used to having a proper family is all," said Paige with a smile. "You will fall into a routine in no time. We are going to take you to the mall after breakfast. So make sure you have your credit card with you. You definantly need a new wardrobe."
"So you all keep telling me," said Harry with a grin.
By the time they got back from the mall, Harry had an extensive wardrobe. Between the girls and Wyatt and Chris, Harry had dozens of shirts, slacks, shorts, and other articles of clothing. He had dress shoes and trainers, sneakers and boots. He had even let them talk him into a stetsun. When they were done there, Piper called a friend of hers that was an eye doctor and they were able to get Harry a new pair of glasses ordered as well as some contacts. All in all the day was fun for Harry. He would deal with any problems tomorrow if and when they arrived.
AUTHOR'S NOTE – I will stop here for now. I have an idea about where I am taking this story. I am not sure how well it will go over with you all, but at least I have set up a good portion of plot. Thanks for your support. Please review and let me know what you think.