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Chapter 7 – A Plan
"When are they coming?" asked Carlisle.
"If they stick to their current plan they will not come here until March," said Alice. "They are going to bring the entire guard. Demitri, Alex, and Jane are going to come first and assess the situation."
"Well then I guess it is time that we give them just enough information to have them relax," said Harry.
"What do you mean?" asked Edward.
"Alice do they know about Jacob and his pack?" asked Harry.
"No," said Alice. "They do know about you though. That is why they are sending a scouting mission. They want to see how strong you are before they attack."
"What kind of skills does the trio have?" asked Harry.
"Demitri is the best tracker in the world," said Edward. "He can find anyone anywhere. Jane can cause pain just by looking at you. Alex can immobilize the entire family with one word."
"Well then we have a few surprises for them," said Harry smugly. "We will have a big surprise for the Volturi."
"Slow down Harry," said Edward. "You aren't making a lot of sense. What are you planning?"
"It's simple," said Harry. "We keep the Quileute wolves secret for now. We also play down my strength as a wizard. Let them see that I am not a powerful wizard or that big of a threat."
"This way when the attack happens, we can hit them with everything we have," said Jacob.
"This will be a great way of getting rid of some unwelcome blood suckers," said Sam. "No offense to you guys."
"None taken," said Emmett. "I like the sound of Harry's idea."
"Plus we also have Draco that can help us," said Harry. "Both of us were seekers at school. We can both see things faster than normal humans."
"Jasper?" asked Edward. "What do you think? You are the war veteran here."
"I think that you would be a fool to discredit your mate," said Jasper seeing the hurt look on Harry's face. "He is just as much a veteran of war as I am. He has my full support in this matter."
"Oh my God," said Edward realizing him mistake. "Harry, I am so sorry. I keep forgetting you're a child of war. I feel so stupid for saying that. Please forgive me."
"It's ok Edward," said Harry with a smile. "Jasper is older than I am in many ways and you are used to going to him for battle strategy. It is an easy mistake to make. You are quite forgiven."
"Good morning everyone," said Draco coming in. "It looks like I missed something important. What's going on and who are these guys?"
"Jacob and Sam," said Harry. "I would like you all to meet my best friend, Draco Malfoy. Draco, this is Jacob Black and Sam Uley. They are shape shifters from La Push."
"It is a pleasure to meet you," said Draco.
"The pleasure is ours," said Jacob.
Jacob had an odd look on his face. Sam recognized it immediately. Draco was staring oddly at Jacob as well. Harry knew the look immediately.
"It would seem that our friends will be spending a lot of time together in the near future," said Harry with a laugh to Sam.
"I would know that look on Jacob anywhere," said Sam. "He just imprinted on Draco."
"Excellent," said Harry. "I was hoping something like this would happen for Draco. I hate seeing him alone."
Sam and Harry had to get the two to sit so that Harry and the rest could explain things to them.
"Earth to Draco," said Harry with a laugh. "I would like your attention please. I have some very important things to tell you."
Draco blushed and then looked at Harry. Harry laughed once more at him.
"Ok Harry," said Draco. "You have my attention. What's going on?"
"First," said Harry. "Hermione, Ron, Luna, Ginny, and Neville will be here for the Christmas holidays. They will be coming because it would be in my best interest if Edward and Carlisle turn me into a vampire."
"Why would they do that?" asked Draco. "I know you and Edward love each other, but from what I read, that is a painful experience to go through."
"Do you know what a Horcrux is?" asked Harry.
"I have a general description of them," said Draco.
"It would appear I am one of Voldemort's Horcruxes," said Harry. "Vampire venom is a way of killing a Horcrux. So if Edward turns me, then I can get rid of another piece of Voldemort. We are bringing the rest of the group here for the Christmas holidays so that between the six of you, I will be more comfortable with my surroundings when I wake up."
"I understand," said Draco. "It would make perfect sense to surround yourself with the things in your life that you love the most when you are done with the transformation. I am just glad that you have asked me to be a part of that."
"Draco," said Harry. "You are my friend. I would not have it any other way. Besides, there is more than one reason they will be here."
"What is the other reason?" asked Draco.
"Edward and I are getting married before I am turned," said Harry lifting his hand to show Draco the ring.
"Harry," said Draco. "That is wonderful. I am so happy for you guys. When did he propose?"
"Last night," said Harry.
Draco stood and shook Edward's hand. He then turned to the rest of the assembly.
"There is something else as well isn't there?" he asked.
"Yes there is," said Harry. "However, I think that Jacob can tell you what is going on just as easy as we can. For the moment, I want to finish my breakfast and go take a shower. There is a party tonight after all. We still have to go and tell my Aunt the good news."
Draco sat down as Esme put a plate of food in front of him. As he ate, Jacob, with Jasper's help, told him everything that was going on. Draco added his own ideas to the mix and they talked about it for a bit more.
"After everything that Harry and Jasper have gone through," said Draco. "I think it would be in our best interest to let them lead this fight. Both are in their element here. I trust Harry explicitly. I have watched him take down some very powerful wizards in our fight against Voldemort. If he says we can do it, then I do not doubt him at all."
Harry went upstairs and took a shower. He wanted to look nice for Edward for the day. He decided on a pair of tight black jeans and a green silk shirt. Harry was putting on his shoes and caught sight of the ring on his finger. He sat there for a long while just staring at the ring. He enjoyed the way it looked on his finger. Edward watched quietly from the doorway. He didn't want to intrude upon Harry's privacy, but the look of happiness that was on Harry's face was a beautiful thing to behold.
"Harry," he said quietly. "I hope that I can keep that look on your face for a very long time. I will make it my life's work to make your happy."
"You make me feel so good already," said Harry sliding his arms around Edward's waist. "It is a feeling that has rarely ever been a part of my life. Thank you for being the one to give it to me."
"Trust me when I tell you that you do the same for me," said Edward wrapping his arms around Harry.
"Shall we go tell Aunt Petunia the good news?" asked Harry.
"Sure," said Edward. "She will be delighted to hear that we are going to be married."
Laughing, the two left the room and made their way out. Esme and Rose waved to them as they passed the foyer. Draco and Jacob were still talking with Emmett and Jasper about the fight with the Volturi. Edward and Harry drove into town and arrived outside of the Swan residence.
"Good morning Harry and Edward," said Petunia. "What brings you here today?"
"Edward and I wanted to tell you the good news in person," said Harry lifting his hand to show her his ring. "We are getting married on Christmas Day."
"Oh Harry," said Petunia hugging him and then Edward. "That is so wonderful. I am so happy for the both of you. I better check with Esme to see what I can do to help with the wedding."
"Well I wouldn't worry too much about that if I were you," said Edward with a smile. "Alice is in her element and you might get hurt if you get in the way. Esme and Rosalie are mainly there to stop her from going overboard with the plans."
"Alice is such a dear," said Petunia. "If they change their mind about anything, just let me know."
"That is nice of you to offer," said Edward. "Alice has already gone up to the Denali Coven and personally handed them their invitations. How she did that so fast, I have no clue, but she did."
"I'm going to regret letting her plan this wedding aren't I?" asked Harry.
"Probably love," said Edward with a musical laugh. "If I were you, I would just relax and go with the flow."
"Where is Bella?" asked Harry.
"She and some of her friends from school went to Port Angeles to shop for costumes," said Petunia. "They should be back in a couple of hours. Alice dropped off my costume yesterday. We will arrive somewhere around eight."
"That sounds good," said Harry. "During the Christmas holiday, we will probably get Albus to set up some protective wards around this house for you. One can never be too careful. I would do it myself, but Albus is more powerful than I am. His wards will be harder to get through than mine."
"Don't sell yourself short," said Petunia. "I happen to know that you are a very gifted wizard. You are, after all, Lily and James' son. Also, Albus speaks highly of you."
"Did you ever think the day would come when I would be telling you that I am getting married?" asked Harry.
"Well before we moved here, I would have said no," answered Petunia. "Since we arrived here and Edward came into your life, I have been expecting it for some time now. Do you know what your colors will be?"
"Silver and white," said Harry. "Dobby thinks Edward and I would look good in those colors. Since it was his idea, we went with it."
"That was sweet of you," said Petunia. "How is Draco doing? I haven't seen him in a few days."
"Jacob Black imprinted on him this morning," snickered Harry. "Draco was quite smitten with him as well. Something tells me I won't be the only one announcing wedding bells."
Petunia and Edward laughed at this. Charlie came in later and was told the good news. He congratulated the boys.
"Have the two of you set a date yet?" asked Harry.
"We are thinking about June," said Petunia. "This way we can go on our honeymoon while Charlie has his vacation from work."
"How is Bella taking to the idea?" asked Harry.
"She is happy for us," said Charlie. "She said that it was about time that someone walked into my life that could make me show more attention to something or someone other than work. She and Petunia hit it off very well."
"That means all three of you are now with someone that makes you very happy," said Edward. "Who would have thought that all it would take was to move to another country to find your true happiness in this world?"
"Wait," said Charlie. "Who is Draco with?"
"Jacob Black," said Harry with a snicker. "Jacob imprinted on him this morning. I would love to be a fly on the wall to hear that conversation with his father."
"You and me both," said Charlie. "Hey, can you do that?"
"No," said Harry with a laugh. "I do not trust myself to be able to fix it if a problem were to occur. Also, I haven't learned human transfiguration yet. I am barely able to do cross species animal transfigurations."
"Ah well," said Charlie. "It would have been fun to listen in on that conversation."
Harry laughed as he and Edward stood. They told Charlie and Petunia that they still had a little bit of work to do for the party and then excused themselves. The two drove back to the Cullen house with smiles on their faces and hands locked together. When they walked into the house, they were greeted by the rest of the family. When Harry looked around for Draco, he was told that Jacob and the pack took him to La Push so that they could tell the rest of Jacob's family about the imprint. Harry grinned at this. Alice had already set up Edward's stereo system outside under the marquee. They had arranged that it would be covered on both sides so prevent rain from ruining the system. The trio sat down together and went over all of the music that was in the house so that they could have a wide selection of music to choose from for the party. The dining room was set up for the food. Emmett and Jasper were sent to town to pick up all of the soft drinks that would be needed for the party. Dobby popped in later and was seen talking with Alice. She smiled and patted the elf on the arm at the news she received from him.
Albus was walking down the stairs to the Great Hall when Dobby popped in. He was in a meeting with Minerva that day.
"Dobby?" asked Albus. "Is everything alright with Harry?"
"Harry Potter is happy Minister," said Dobby. "Dobby is being asked by Mistress Alice to bring the wedding invitations to you."
"Oh how delightful," said Albus. "I will have the Head Mistress pass along these invitations at once. Can you please tell Harry and Edward that the students will arrive on December fifteenth and stay until after Harry's transformation?"
"Dobby is taking care of that Sir," said the elf with a smile.
Albus watched as the elf apparated away. He smiled as he heard Minerva come down the stairs behind him.
"What is it Albus?" asked Minerva.
"Harry has invited you to his wedding," said Albus handing her an invitation. "He will be very disappointed if you do not attend."
"What about the school?" Minerva asked.
"It is just for one afternoon my dear," said Albus with a smile. "We will make sure that the school is properly looked after. Do say that you will come. You know how fond of you Harry was."
"Of course I will be there," said Minerva with a smile. "What can you tell me about his mate?"
"To describe him as the students do these days," said Albus with a chuckle. "Edward Cullen is a "veggie vamp". He is a remarkably sophisticated young man. He is also very much in love with Harry."
"He is a vampire?" asked Minerva. "Is it safe for Harry?"
"Harry will be turned," said Albus when they were seated in a private area. "It is the only way to save him. He is after all a Horcrux."
"What does Harry have to say about all of this?" asked Minerva.
"He would rather spend the rest of his life as a vampire that drinks animal blood than to not have any kind of life at all," said Albus. "He is totally in love with Mr. Cullen. The two of them need one another. They make a very handsome couple. This brings me to another thing I wanted to talk with you about."
"What would that be?" asked Minerva.
"I have made arrangements for Mr. and Miss Weasley, Miss Granger, Miss Lovegood, and Mr. Longbottom to travel to the United States to be with Harry during the transformation," said Albus. "We can kill two birds with one stone, as the saying goes. Harry will want them there for both the wedding and as something he is familiar with after he is transformed."
"Will Harry be safe when he wakes?" asked Minerva. "That is a big risk to take with a new born vampire. What if Harry can't control himself and attacks one of them?"
"That is where his mate and new family come in," said Albus. "Remus will be with them as well. In addition I will have Hagrid go as well. They will need someone whose strength can withstand a new born vampire for a few days."
"I don't like it," said Minerva. "However if you say that everything will be ok, then I will trust in you."
"Do not trust in me my dear," said Albus. "Trust in Harry and his generous and kind heart. I know I do."
"As you put it that way, I feel a little better," said Minerva with a smile. "I am very happy for Harry. He really deserves the happiness. It was your best idea to send him to the United States. Have you found your leak yet?"
"Oh yes," said Albus with a twinkle in his eyes. "The plan is going far better than I had hoped for. Harry will continue to be safe and away from danger, while at the same time, the Death Eaters will be spreading themselves thin around the globe trying to find him."
"Who is your leak?" asked Minerva.
"Delores Umbridge," said Albus. "She and Peter Pettigrew are working together. Do not forget that Peter owes Harry for saving his life three years ago. That is not a debt easy to forget or get out of."
The two continued talking about everything.
Back in forks, the Cullens had all showered and dressed in their costumes. Everyone was standing in key spots in the house. Rosalie was dressed in a gown designed by Bob Mackie. The beaded gown was exquisite with her beauty. She truly looked like she belonged in Hollywood or the Miss America pageant. Emmett stood not to far from her in his bear costume. Harry and Esme stood together at the entrance to welcome the guests. Edward decided to go as the Phantom on the Opera at the last minute much to the annoyance of Alice. Carlisle was standing not to far from the back door in his costume. He decided to go as Death. Alice was in her Tinkerbell costume out in the backyard. She had the music going softly for now. Soon the vampires in the house could here a knock and Draco came in dressed as one of the presidents of the United States in the past. Jacob came in with him dressed in a wolf costume. Soon everyone could hear the sounds of the students as they made their way to the party. Chief Swan and Aunt Petunia came in later in their Tarzan and Jane costumes. Soon the party was underway and the Cullens and Harry began to mingle with the group. Everyone was having a wonderful time with each other.
"Harry would you dance with me?" asked Edward.
"I would be honored to dance with you dear heart," said Harry.
They walked to the dance floor and Harry reached up to entwine his fingers behind Edward's neck. Edward wrapped his arms around Harry's waist as the ballad came on. Soon other couples joined them on the dance floor. Emmett and Rosalie danced together while Jasper got Alice to come out for a dance. Even Esme and Carlisle could be seen dancing together. Charlie convinced Petunia to go onto the dance floor much to the amusement of Bella who was dancing with Mike. Draco and Jacob were not far from Harry and Edward. Draco's smaller form was all but swallowed by Jacob's much bigger one.
"Excellent party," said Jacob when the song ended. "You guys have to come to our place next weekend for the bonfire."
"We are not allowed on your land," reminded Edward. "We would not want to hurt the treaty."
"We have amended the treaty to say that you are not allowed to hunt on our lands," said Jacob. "The Cullens are now welcome to come and visit us whenever you like so long as you don't hurt anyone."
"That is very generous of you," said Harry with a smile.
"Hey," said Jacob. "You are all kind of like family now. We protect our own, even if our own is a vampire by the name of Cullen."
"Thanks Jacob," said Edward.
"May I have a dance Harry?" asked Jacob.
"Only if I can dance with Draco," said Edward with a smile.
The four of them all laughed at this as they changed partners for the next slow dance.
"Attention folks," called Alice. "Edward and Harry have a special gift for you all. If you could all give them your undivided attention, I am sure that you will enjoy it."
"I guess that is our cue," said Harry with a laugh.
The guests all parted as Harry and Edward made their way to the piano. Harry stood by the side as Edward sat down. Rosalie picked up her own instrument to play as did Esme. The three started to play. Harry waited until his cue note hit and started to sing.
People get readyThere's a train a-comingYou don't need no baggageYou just get on boardAll you need is faithTo hear the diesels hummingDon't need no ticketYou just thank the lord
People get readyFor the train to JordanPicking up passengersFrom coast to coastFaith is the keyOpen the doors and board themThere's room for allAmong the loved the most
There ain't no roomFor the hopeless sinnerWho would hurt all mankind justTo save his ownHave pity on thoseWhose chances are thinnerCause there's no hiding placeFrom the kingdom's throne
So people get readyFor the train a-comingYou don't need no baggageYou just get on board !All you need is faithTo hear the diesels hummingDon't need no ticketYou just thank, you just thank the lord
I'm getting readyI'm getting readyThis time I'm readyThis time I'm ready
When the last note died out, an eruption of applause sounded. Everyone was sending out their enthusiastic whistles and compliments on the beautiful song.
Midnight rolled around and the party started to break up. By one, the students had left and the rest of the guests were saying their goodbyes. Edward scooped Harry up in his arms and rushed up the stairs with him. The passion that was boiling just under the surface all night finally came to the surface and let loose with a frenzy that was hard and heavy for both Harry and Edward. Both surrendered to their desires and pleasures. They made love many times that night. Together they watched the sun come up. Harry drifted off to sleep not long after and Edward left to head downstairs to assist with the rest of the clean up. Things were definantly happening for the Cullen family. All it took was one small, dark haired, young man, by the name of Harry Potter to enter their lives.
AUTHOR'S NOTE – I wanted to throw that song in there. It is one of my favorites. Thank you all for the advice and thoughts regarding this story. It means a lot to me that so many of you are taking this story to heart. I get misty eyed when I see how many of you are reading my words and enjoying them. Thank you for everything.