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NOTE – Thank you to my wonderful readers. I am working hard to make sure that the story stays interesting and the plot continues to flow. I have put my other stories on the back burner for now so that I can concentrate on this one. I can not please everyone with what I write and how I run the plot. If you do not like the story, then please stop reading. It gets rather annoying to receive emails from people bitching and moaning about each and every chapter. Thankfully only one person has done this. Now I will stop teasing you and present the next chapter.
Chapter 12 – The Reunion
The next couple of days went by with ease. Edward and the rest of the Cullens took Harry out in public more and more so that he could get used to his surroundings. They had Harry wear dark sunglasses to hide the red in his eyes. School resumed and Harry joined his class mates for their lessons.
"Why are you wearing those glasses in my class?" asked Ms Mason. "You will remove them at once."
"I had eye surgery during the holidays," said Harry a little annoyed. "I have permission from Mr. Gordon to wear the glasses. It was in the note that I handed you. If you had bothered to read it, you would have known what it said rather than just signing it."
"Oh my," said Ms Mason. "I do apologize. Please forgive my thoughtlessness. Mr. Gordon did mention that to us. I am so sorry."
"It is quite alright," assured Harry. "Were I in your shoes I would have wondered also. No harm done. I also apologize for snapping at you."
"Are you in pain around your eyes at the moment?" she asked. "I can lower the lights a bit for you if you are."
"Thank you for your thoughtfulness," said Harry. "However that will not be necessary. The glasses are taking away most of the glare. I am mainly wearing them as to not "freak out" most of the students. My eye color is not normal since the surgery."
"Really?" she asked intrigued. "What color are your eyes?"
"My eyes went from green to red," answered Harry. "When my eyes heal all the way, they will go back to green."
"Wow," she said. "I understand. Once again I apologize for reprimanding you."
"I will forgive you if you forgive me," said Harry with a smile. "Shall we continue with English?"
Harry, Edward, and the teacher all laughed. Ms Mason proceeded to teach the class. Harry breathed a sigh of relief. He had just passed his first hurdle. They worked for quite some time for Harry to speak in a way that sounded like he did before his transformation. It was a tedious thing for Harry, but he knew it was a necessary one. He wanted to fit in and not give away his family's secret. All of what was going on was discussed in length with Mr. Gordon who stood behind their decision fully.
"I will help you in any way that I can," he said. "If you have any trouble what so ever, do not hesitate to ask. I will talk with your teachers for you so that you can have an easier time. If your singer appears I ask that you let me know at once so that we can handle it."
Harry nodded his agreement at this statement. It would be a good idea for Mr. Gordon to know what was going on in case he had to help cover up a problem.
"That was very smooth," said Edward low enough for only Harry to hear.
"I am going to have to glamour my eyes when this is all said and done," said Harry. "I should have thought about that before."
"Just play it out for now," said Edward. "I think a week ought to do it. I for one will miss your green eyes."
Harry smiled at Edward as he jotted down notes.
"If it's any consolation," murmured Bella. "I will miss your green eyes also."
Harry and Edward smiled at this. Bella Swan was a great friend. She was easy going and very protective of the Cullen family. She treated Harry like a little brother. Rosalie and Jasper were nice to her as well. She treated them all like they were normal people rather than freaks or monsters. This also earned her high marks with the La Push pack and Draco.
That evening they went back to their new house. Thanks to Edward, Harry was caught up with his school work and was still maintaining his high grades. He laughed when Edward informed him that he was still the smartest person in school.
"I find that hard to believe since you have attended the same classes over and over for the last hundred years," smirked Harry.
They were sitting there talking when the fireplace chimed letting them know that someone was coming through the floo network. They stood together and waited. Harry had his wand at the ready until he saw Albus Dumbledore step through the flames.
"Harry my boy," said Albus warmly. "How are you doing? Severus told me that you are excelling quite well with your new life style."
"I am doing very well thanks," said Harry hugging the old man. "I am back in school and have already caught up on all my school work."
"That is great to hear my boy," said Albus. "Ah Edward, thank you so much for your hard work in keeping Harry safe. You have my eternal gratitude for that."
"It is I who should be thanking you," said Edward with a smile. "Were it not for you, I would never have had Harry come into my life."
"I want to discuss something with the two of you," said Albus. "It may surprise you. Then again, knowing Harry as I do, it probably won't."
"Please have a seat," said Harry gesturing to the chair.
"Thank you," said Albus sitting. "I won't beat around the bush as the saying goes. I was wondering, if you would like to come back to Hogwarts for a month?"
"What would be the purpose of me doing that?" asked Harry.
"I am glad you asked," said Albus with a twinkle in his eyes. "I have come up with a really good way of getting Voldemort off of your back. It's a bit genius if you ask my opinion."
Harry laughed at this. Whenever Albus had a genius idea, it was sure to be one that rocked the wizarding world.
"I am listening," said Harry. "What diabolical plan have you hatched this time?"
"It would seem that there is only one Horcrux left," said Albus. "I have managed to procure and destroy all of them with the exception of Nagini."
"The bit that was in me was destroyed when Edward turned me," said Harry in understanding. "That was quite painful by the way."
"Yes I imagine it was," said Albus. "Now let me tell you my idea. I was thinking that you should come to England and attend school. Just for a month. This will let you and Edward have your honeymoon at the same time. We can arrange for you to have an accident."
"What kind of accident?" Edward asked.
"One that will kill poor Harry Potter," said Albus with his eyes twinkling brightly.
"While at the same time Harry Cullen is safe and sound in the United States," said Harry with a grin. "I like the sound of that. Plus it will give me a chance to see all of my friends at Hogwarts. I assume that people like Hermione, Ron, Neville, Luna, and the Weasleys will be in on this?"
"Plus most of the Hogwarts staff," said Albus with a smile. "I do not want to pressure you into doing this. If you come to England it will be because you want to. You are still quite safe here in the United States."
"Sir," said Harry with confusion. "Didn't you hear?"
"Hear what my boy?" asked Albus with a small amount of alarm.
"The Volturi will be attacking the Cullen family in March," said Harry. "Vernon and Dudley went to them and told them everything. Alice had a vision that said Wormtail told them to do it."
"I did know this," said Albus. "Why have you personally not told me this before?"
"You and I have both been very busy and I thought you already understood," said Harry. "Plus we have ways of defeating them. They do not know that I am as powerful as I am. They think I am a mediocre wizard at best. They do not know about the La Push pack. They also do not know about Draco."
"I still wish you had mentioned this to me," said Albus. "Well I will have to deal with Vernon and Dudley. There is no way we can allow them to continue to cause problems for you."
"They are dead," said Edward. "Aro, Caius, and Marcus killed them. They were after all, humans that knew the secret. The Volturi always wanted an excuse to bring down the Cullen family. They see us as a threat to their position. So it was just a matter of waiting for an excuse to try and destroy us. They will want to keep Jasper, Harry, Alice, and me for their guard. Those with gifts that benefit the Volturi will be offered a chance to serve them."
"What are their views about Voldemort?" asked Albus.
"He is a thorn in their sides," said Alice walking into the room. "They are actually considering sending a small force to eliminate him. The only thing keeping them from doing so is the fact that he is as powerful as he is."
"Well it looks like we may have an idea in the works," said Albus.
"Maybe we can get the Volturi and Voldemort to attack each other," said Harry. "We can always hide the Cullen family right under one or the other's nose until they significantly weaken each other. We have no quarrel with the Volturi. We just want to live in peace."
"Have you warded the home where Petunia lives?" asked Albus.
"No I haven't," said Harry. "I was hoping that you could do it as you have more experience in the matter than I do. We can key the wards to hold out rogue vampires that are not part of the Cullen family. At the same time, my family and I can keep an eye on them while the pack from La Push can go through the wards easily."
"That is easy enough to do," said Albus. "We can always bring the Cullen family to England until the Volturi decides to act. That way we can assist your family in staying safe. Maybe between us we can keep everyone safe while the three opposing forces fight."
"Meaning what?" asked Edward.
"Well if your family is willing, they can help defend Hogwarts while at the same time the Volturi and Voldemort can attack each other while trying to get to one or the other of you."
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend," said Harry in understanding. "That would help out a lot."
"I am glad that you are looking at the whole picture Harry," said Albus.
"Alice," said Harry suddenly. "Why don't you go and talk with the family? Edward and I will go to La Push and talk to the pack. Professor, you can go to Charlie and Aunt Petunia's place and ward the house. We can all meet back here in a couple of hours. That way everyone can have their input on what we should do."
"Excellent idea my boy," said Albus.
"I am on it," said Alice as she left the house.
"We will have an easier time by running," said Edward. "We will get there faster. We can have everyone meet at the big house."
Nodding, all three parties left to their assigned work.
Albus arrived at the Swan residence and knocked politely on the door. It was opened by Petunia who smiled at him.
"Professor Dumbledore," she greeted. "Come in please. What can we do for you today?"
"Ah Petunia," said Albus smiling. "I must say that your garden looks wonderful. I am here for a couple of reasons. Is the rest of your family here by chance?"
"Yes," she said. "They are in the living room. Would you like a cup of tea?"
"Thank you, but no," said Albus following her into the said room. "I have some important information to give you and I have some work to do."
"Hello Professor Dumbledore," said Bella. "It is good to see you again."
"You as well my dear," said Albus. "Hello Chief Swan. It is good to see you happy and well."
"Please have a seat Sir," said Charlie. "What is going on that you are visiting me again."
Albus spent the next hour going over the details of the discussion that he had with Harry and Edward. The three people that lived in the Swan residence all agreed to leave at once. They set out immediately and Albus went to work placing the wards around the house. He knew the scents of the Cullen family already, so he was able to place those in the wards. When he was done, he apparated back to the Cullen house and waited as Alice met him at the door to let him in.
Alice ran swiftly back to the Cullen house. She called the family down and let them know what was going on. She was able to give them enough detail about what was going to happen. They all agreed to sit as a group and discuss options and ways of helping. Alice told them that Charlie, Petunia, and Bella would be arriving shortly. Soon enough, the vampires could hear the sound of tires on the road and knew that the Swans had arrived. Alice met them at the door and showed them in. After shaking hands and hugs all around, the trio sat and waited. Alice's eyes glazed over and she knew that within moments that Albus would arrive. When a gunshot type noise sounded, they knew that Albus had apparated back to the house. Alice met him at the door.
Edward and Harry ran as fast as they could to the reservation. When they got there, they were met by the entire pack in their wolf form. Draco was sitting between the shoulder blades of Jacob.
"What is going on Harry?" asked Draco. "You guys never come here. It can only mean that we have trouble."
"Well there is no trouble yet," said Harry. "Jacob did say we were allowed to come onto the reservation now as long as we didn't hurt anyone. Am I correct or did I misunderstand that?"
"You are correct," said Billy rolling his chair towards Harry and Edward and extending his hand in greeting. "They are in fighting mode as they caught the scent of a vampire coming through the woods. They did not realize it would be you. Jacob should have known it was you as he was there for your turning."
"Dumbledore wants the pack to come to our home so that we can discuss a plan of action against the Volturi and Voldemort," said Harry. "We were wondering if you would be willing to sit with us and give your input and ideas."
Sam transformed back into his human form and spoke for the wolves assembled.
"We are more than willing to offer our assistance little brother," he said. "If you lead the way, we will meet you at your home."
"Thank you to each of you," said Edward. "We appreciate you for everything that you do."
The wolves all bowed their head in understanding. Sam transformed back into his wolf form and Harry and Edward spun and ran. The wolves were hot on their heels. It was not long before the entire pack was at the Cullen residence. As they transformed into their human form, Draco and Harry conjured clothes for them all. Once dressed, the wolf pack followed Harry and Edward into the living room and waited.
"Thank you all for coming so quickly," said Albus. "We are here to discuss how we can keep the Volturi from attacking in this area while at the same time keeping Voldemort away from Harry."
"We thought it was already planned out," said Leah in confusion. "What changed that we are now talking about something different?"
"We are thinking of leading the Volturi to England rather than letting them come here," said Harry. "It will serve in two capacities. First it will keep an army of human killing vampires from this area. Your reservation as well as the surrounding areas will be safe from harm. Second, if we can get them to follow the Cullen family to England, then they may be able to help bring down the power of Voldemort. The Volturi have as much love for Voldemort as Draco and I have."
"So instead of two forces attacking and trying to kill you Harry," said Draco. "Then we have three equally strong forces battling each other. Force A would be the Volturi who want Voldemort and the Cullens destroyed. Force B would be Voldemort who is a thorn in the side of the Volturi as well as wanting Harry dead. Force C would be us. The ones that just want to keep Harry and the Cullen family alive and safe."
"That is accurately stated Mr. Malfoy," said Albus with a smile. "So we need to decide who is interested in going to England and who isn't."
"Where ever Harry goes I go," said Edward. "I know he wants to go to England so I am going with him."
"I will stand with Harry," said Alice. "He will need my skills as a seer."
"Alice and I are together in that thought," said Jasper. "I am a veteran when it comes to fighting vampires."
"You are not leaving me out of this," boomed Emmett. "I am standing with my brothers."
"I too will be fighting along side of my brothers and husband," said Rosalie. "Someone needs to look out after them."
Esme and Carlisle looked at one another and smiled.
"We stand behind our children," said Carlisle softly. "Where they go we go. We will even see if the Denali clan will come with us. The stronger our fighting force the better it will be."
"I am going with Harry," said Draco. "He is like the brother I never had. I will stand by his side to the end."
"You are not leaving me behind," said Jacob. "You will need the power and strength of the pack."
"There is not much we can do," said Charlie. "Petunia and I will stay here and keep the rumors down."
"I would like to go to England," said Bella. "I do not know what help I can give, but I want to be there to help."
"I am sure we can find something for you to do while you are there," said Harry with a smile.
"I think some of the pack should stay to help guard the area," said Sam. "We would all love to go with Harry and help him, but we can not leave the reservation and the surrounding areas defenseless."
"I agree with you," said Albus. "How many are in your pack?"
"There are ten of us for the moment," said Sam. "We can send a majority of the pack with Harry and still defend the area with what is left."
"Collin, Brady, and Seth can stay with Sam and defend the area," said Jacob.
"That is fine with me," said Sam. "They are bright and follow orders well. You just have to allow me to be in charge in your absence."
"That is already a done deal," said Jacob. "The rest of us will go with Harry to England. I think that we have a couple more that are ready to start phasing soon as well. Get them trained quickly to help you defend the area."
"We can always get Mr. Gordon to help patrol the area," said Harry suddenly. "He is after all a wizard."
"Good thinking Harry," said Albus. "I am sure we can get the President of Magic to send a couple of Aurors to this area while you are away. Plus I can send Remus here to help defend the area."
"He is the last thing that I have that closely resembles family," said Harry. "No offense to my new brothers and sisters."
"None taken Harry," said Jasper. "We all know that Remus is like a parental figure to you."
"While in England, I have to visit Gringotts," said Harry smiling. "I have to let them know that I am not really dead and that my magical signature has changed. This way they won't shut down my vaults. Plus I want to add Edward to my vault."
"I have taken the liberty of speaking with Griphook on that matter," said Albus. "He said to tell you that when you are ready he will make time for you. I explained the circumstances to him and he passed on the words of "That is not a problem" to me for you. So they are expecting you at your earliest convenience."
"We have to find a way to keep Rita Skeeter off my back," said Harry. "Maybe you can have her arrested."
"On what charges would she be arrested?" Albus asked.
"She is an unregistered Animagus," said Draco. "That is how she got all those stories during fourth year."
"What is her form?" asked Albus.
"She is a beetle," said Harry. "That is how she was getting past all of your wards and such. You didn't think to ward against unwanted Animagus forms."
"I think we can do just that," said Albus. "Who else knows she is an Animagus?"
"Ron and Hermione know," said Harry. "Hermione is the one that figured it out."
"She really is an intelligent young woman," said Albus with a smile. "I agree that we can have her arrested and kept away from you."
"Or we can just threaten her," said Edward.
"What do you mean?" asked Harry.
"We can use her to our advantage," said Edward. "She can be given just enough information so that the opposing forces can meet in England rather than here. I happen to know that Aro keeps tabs on the wizarding world."
"Excellent thinking," said Albus proudly. "We definantly have lots to work with. Why don't we get everything set up with your school and job here while I get everything set up in England for you?"
"I think that is a great idea," said Jacob. "This way we can let the council know what is going on and how we are going to handle it. Harry can tell his wizard principle what is going on, while the good doctor gets in touch with his vampire friends."
Everyone sat there for awhile longer chatting and going over the details. An hour later, all of the parties involved went their separate ways to do their part. A lot of work needed to be done in a short period of time.
AUTHOR'S NOTE – I will end this chapter here. I wanted to give you the general outline of what I had decided to do with the story. I figured that a three way war would be just as interesting as everyone rushing to Washington to attack Harry. The idea I have is to keep the story unique and not following a canon type scenario. I mean most of the other stories have the Volturi attacking the Cullen family in the meadow near their house. This way, Harry can be with his friends AND his new family while drawing the Volturi into a battle that they are not prepared for. Let me know what you think. Hugs to everyone.