Love Will Light the Darkness
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DISCLAIMER – This is a gay love story between Harry and Draco. If you are uncomfortable with gay rights or homosexual innuendoes, then I ask that you not read beyond this point. If you do and get embarrassed, then I ask that you not bash me for it.
DSICLAIMER – "To Love Somebody" is sung by the Bee Gees. "The Rose" is sung by Bette Midler. "Amazed", is sung by Lonestar.
NOTE – Thank you all for being so very faithful. I have thrown so much at you in the last few chapters that many of you have had to wipe tears away, pick chins off the floor, or otherwise stop yourself from throwing a tantrum on the floor. What makes all of that so wonderful is that you all claim it is because I am such a great writer. For that I am forever grateful. Thanks for the patronage.
Chapter 19 – Love Will Light The Darkness
The days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months. Some days Harry was up and about and other days he was not. The school ran efficiently as always. On Harry's good days, the staff let him do some of the work that he was so accustomed to. It was around Valentine's Day when Harry called a meeting.
"Hermione," he asked. "Have you ever talked with Jeanette about the plan we had before I got sick?"
"I did it that same day," said replied. "Why do you ask?"
"I think it is time to put that plan in motion," said Harry. "It would be a good way of getting something done. You all sitting in the castle worrying about me is not getting the Death Eaters caught."
"You make a valid point," said Severus. "When did you want this to start?'
"Yesterday," said Harry with a smile. "It is a good time to get things underway. If push comes to shove someone can use Polyjuice potion and look like me so that they can go out for an hour or so every now and then."
"That is a great idea Harry," said Draco. "I am surprised that I didn't think of that. The populace is used to seeing you out in public often and you haven't been out of the castle since before Christmas. I have some in the dungeon right now in stasis that we can use."
"Well we don't have any of my hair," said Harry sadly pointing to his bald head under the cap.
"Actually we do," said Draco sheepishly. "I saved it and put it in a container. I won't embarrass myself further by saying why. I will just say it was for sentimental purposes."
"That is sweet," said Hermione.
"Tom," said Harry. "While we are on the subject of me, I think it would be in your best interest to get a check up by Morticia."
"Why?" asked Tom.
"Because you used my blood to regenerate," said Harry. "Cancer cells run in the blood."
"Oh," said Tom. "I will talk to her when she comes tomorrow for your checkup. What has she said about your health anyway?"
"She said I am winning the battle," said Harry proudly. "I give you all as much of the credit for that. I could not have done this without all of you. You will forever have my gratitude."
"Oh hush Harry," said Narcissa. "You know you would do it for any one of us if the tables were reversed. You would push and encourage us to the very end."
"I know you all are doing your best to keep Molly off of me," he said. "I feel her come through the wards daily. She must be really determined to see me."
"Actually she is the one that is fixing your meals," said Minerva with a laugh. "She says she doesn't trust the elves to do it correctly. We almost had a revolt in the kitchens. So we opted to let her cook at home and bring the food here on a daily basis. This way she can do something for you and play with the babies at the same time."
"Good thinking," said Harry. "Where are the twins at right now anyway? I don't feel them in the castle."
"WHAT?" Hermione asked standing quickly and leaving.
Ginny and Draco were hot on her heels.
"Are they on the grounds at all?" asked Tom
"Not that I can tell," said Harry. "I just thought it was me because I am sick."
Draco, Hermione, and Ginny rushed back in. All three parents were panicked and the fourth was catching up fast.
"They are not on the grounds," said Draco. "I can not feel them anywhere."
"Cast a tracking charm on them," said Tom as he pulled out his wand.
Draco, Severus, Minerva, and Hermione all stood back to back and cast the charm in a different direction. As they were doing this, Harry sighed in relief.
"They are back," he said. "I just felt them and Molly and Jean Granger come through the wards. Though, Jean feels odd to me somehow. Maybe it is because she is a muggle."
"I am going to strangle my own mother," said Ginny furiously. "How utterly foolish it was of her to do something like that."
"I am going to help you," said Narcissa gulping as she calmed herself.
Hermione, Ginny, Minerva, and Narcissa all headed out of the office.
"MUM," screamed Ginny taking Chyna from her. "HOW COULD YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS?"
"Ginny," admonished Molly. "I can take my grandchildren for a walk if I want. So would you kindly stop yelling at me?"
"NO," said Hermione forcefully taking Alexander from Jean. "You should have told us that you were taking them. We don't have a problem with you going for a walk anywhere with them. We know you will take care of them, but you could have put them in danger. There ARE still Death Eaters out there you know."
"Really now," said Molly. "I am quite capable of caring for two children."
"No one doubts that," snapped Minerva. "Do you realize the stress that you just put on Harry's already weak body? When he could not feel his children in the castle or on the grounds he started to panic."
"Oh dear," said Molly realizing her error. "What have I done to that poor boy?"
"Not to mention that my sister would love to get her hands on these two children as a way of getting even with Harry and Draco," said Narcissa.
By now Molly was in tears. She knew she made a terrible mistake.
"I can't believe I did something so foolish," said Molly. "I got a letter from Jean asking if she could see the children and I was babysitting for them. So I figured it was ok to walk to Hogsmeade with them to meet her. I didn't realize how bad that could be. I keep forgetting that these are not my children and that they are more subjected to be used as a weapon."
Narcissa patted the Weasley matriarch on the back.
"There, there now," said Narcissa. "We all have a lapse in judgment every now and then. At least you realize your mistake. No harm done."
"Poor Harry must hate me," said Molly.
"No he doesn't," said Draco taking his son in his arms. "Harry doesn't have the capacity to hate anyone."
"Where did you come from?" asked Molly with a gulp.
"I can apparate anywhere on the grounds remember," he replied tickling his son. "Being Harry's soul bonded works that for me."
"I need to lie down," said Molly. "My nerves are shot."
"Come on Molly," said Tom. "You can use the guest quarters. I will get Dobby or Winky to bring you some tea."
Draco looked up and out of the corner of his eye he saw Jean give a nasty look to Tom. When he turned her way she was smiling brightly.
"Must have been my imagination," he mumbled to himself.
The group made their way back to the castle. Hermione opted to stay with her mother for a few minutes and Ginny stayed with her. When the others returned to the castle, Harry held out his hands for his daughter. Draco gently placed her in his arms. At almost four months old the babies were getting big. Both twins were happy children. They were not ones to cry to get their way. Harry and Draco were glad that their children would grow up to be respectable people.
"I think I will go lay down for a bit," said Harry waiting for Draco to lift Chyna from his arms. "Don't forget to get Morticia to look over Tom while she is here. We will pay for the check up."
"Do you want some help going up the stairs?" asked Draco.
"That might be a good idea," said Harry. "I don't want to risk it."
Draco handed Chyna to Minerva and wrapped an arm around his husband's waist. Together the two made their way up the stairs slowly. Draco then helped Harry get into bed.
"Shall I sing you to sleep?" asked Draco.
"Music to my ears," said Harry with a grin.
Draco kissed him passionately on the lips for a moment.
"I love you Harry," he said. "I will always love you."
"You are my light," said Harry. "Your love will light the darkness and lead me through this tunnel I am walking through. I love you so much."
"You relax now while I choose the right song to sing to you," said Draco brushing another kiss on Harry's lips.
Harry lay back against his pillows and waited while Draco went through the assortment of music they had. It was a vast collection now. When Draco had the song he wanted, he sent it spinning so that the tune could start.
There's a lightA certain kind of lightThat never shone on meI want my life to be lived with youLived with youThere's a way everybody sayTo do each and every little thingBut what does it bringIf I ain't got you, ain't got ?You don't know what it's like, babyYou don't know what it's like
To love somebodyTo love somebodyTo love somebodyThe way I love you
In my brainI see your face againI know my frame of mindYou ain't got to be so blindAnd I'm blind, so very blindI'm a man, can't you seeWhat I amI live and breathe for youBut what good does it doIf I ain't got you, ain't got ?
When Draco was done, Harry was fast asleep. A single tear fell down his cheek at the pain and suffering his husband was going through.
"You are such a brave man," whispered Draco. "I am so proud of you."
He went back downstairs and started dealing with his everyday stuff. He knew he had lots of work to do. Tom was dealing with most of his potions classes for him, but Draco still had other things to do.
In Nurmengard, a pop could be heard as Bellatrix Lestrange apparated in.
"It seems that the rumors are true my Lord," said Bella. "Your son has turned against you and is now working with Harry Potter and that traitorous nephew of mine."
"It would appear that my son needs to be punished again," said Gellert. "I will punish him though the link. Never fear my dear."
"You won't be able to," said Bella with wide eyes. "They broke the link. Your son is now protected by Harry Potter."
"How do you know this?" asked Gellert.
"The Mudblood said so," she replied.
She spent the next hour telling Gellert everything that she learned.
"So Harry Potter is sick," said Gellert with satisfaction. "I think it is time to deal with Morticia Daniels. I don't want her helping Harry get well any time in the near future. With him out of the picture I can crush his husband and my son with one blow."
"I will take care of it personally," said Bellatrix with an evil laugh.
Morticia was sitting in her office for a moment. She got up and went to her fireplace and flooed directly to the castle. She had an odd feeling for the last couple of hours. Something bad was going to happen. When she got to the castle she pulled Tom, Severus, and Draco to the side.
"I have a feeling that my life is on its last leg," she said. "No matter what happens Harry Potter is not to change his medication at all. Do you understand? No matter what I say in the future, it will not matter. It may not even be me saying it. I want you to keep Harry Potter on the same regimen until the date I said."
"We understand," said Draco. "Who do you think will try and hurt you?"
"I would imagine the Dark Prince," she said. "Just remember my warning."
She went up the stairs and did her normal check on Harry. She smiled as he slept. He was by far her favorite patient. He was cooperative and easy to work with. He always had a smile for her when she came. She also remembered the day she was able to hear him sing. He had a remarkable voice. Draco stood in the doorway and watched her. She gently tended to Harry and did not disturb him in the least. When she was finished, she stood and left with him to return to the office.
"Thank you for taking such great care of my husband," said Draco smiling at her. "We could not have done this without you."
"Mr. Potter," she said looking at him. "You are just as responsible for his well being as I am. It is your love that is helping him as much as anything I am doing for him. Stay strong for him. He will need that."
"Thank you Healer," said Draco tearing up at once.
She gave him a soft pat on the cheek before she went to Tom and ran her check on him. Just to be on the safe side she also ran a check on the twins.
"This appears to be an isolated case," she said. "Neither Tom nor the twins will ever have the cancer. It was something of a quirk with Harry. If I didn't know any better I would almost have to say his was magically created."
"With as many fights and battles as that boy has been through it wouldn't surprise me if someone did cause this with a spell," said Minerva.
Draco got the knock on the link. He and Harry had talked about leaving the link open at all times, but Harry didn't want to, due to the fact that he didn't want Draco to feel the pain he sometimes felt on his bad days.
"What is it lover?" asked Draco.
"I am awake and I am in the nursery should you look for me," said Harry.
"Just be careful," said Draco.
"I love you," said Harry.
"I love you too," said Draco.
The rest of the party knew Draco and Harry were talking with each other via telepathy.
"Well," demanded Minerva.
"Harry was just telling me that he is up and is in the nursery with the children," said Draco.
The others smiled at this. Everyone knew that Harry loved his children as much as he loved his husband. No one doubted that Draco felt the same way. Soon they could hear Harry singing to the twins. The children loved it when Harry sang to them.
Some say love, it is a river that drowns the tender reedSome say love, it is a razor that leaves your soul to bleedSome say love, it is a hunger an endless aching needI say love, it is a flower and you, it's only seed
It's the heart, afraid of breaking that never learns to danceIt's the dream, afraid of waking that never takes the chanceIt's the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to giveAnd the soul, afraid of dying that never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too longAnd you think that love is only for the lucky and the strongJust remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snowLies the seed that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes the rose
Everyone smiled. Today was truly a blessed day for the occupants of the castle.
February flew into March and March ended with a bang as April rushed in. The students of fifth and seventh year were really feeling the pressure now that OWLS and NEWTS were upon them. As usual Harry had his good days and his bad days. Morticia did not come on a daily basis anymore. She would send an owl every once in awhile telling them that it was not necessary for her to come to the castle that often. She kept in close contact with Tom. So far she hadn't been attacked yet, but it was only a matter of time.
May rolled around and finally the students knew that they had to sit their exams and take their practicals. Harry was in the Great Hall for a good portion of it. He was feeling better. He had about two weeks left of his treatment before it was all done. Poppy said his lungs looked clearer with each passing day. The students sat their written exams during the morning and had their practicals in the afternoon. Ginny, Luna, Collin, and a few others would be graduating this year. Harry had already talked with Luna about taking over the post of Divinations Professor and she readily agreed.
Later that afternoon, they were all chatting when Harry and Draco felt four people come through the wards that were not supposed to be on the grounds.
"You stay here," said Draco to Harry. "We will deal with these pains in the ass. Hermione, Ginny, and Tom please come with me. Seems some former classmates have come to play ball. Harry, you and Minerva keep watch over the children."
Harry sat back with a smile on his face as he watched his lover take charge. He held his son while Minerva held his daughter as his lover went on to the field of battle for his honor.
"What are you doing here Malfoy?" snapped Pansy. "We didn't come here for you. It is Potter we want."
"Well then," said Draco. "You are in luck. It is a Potter that you will get. However you won't get me in the way you intended. You are trespassing."
"Get out of the way Malfoy," said Pansy. "I will not warn you again. I have learned some very powerful spells and I will not hesitate to kill you."
As one all four Hogwarts members raised their hands and summoned their sword.
"Am I supposed to be scared of that butter knife?" sneered Pansy. Crabbe and Goyle guffawed at her comment.
"I see the two of you are still the bumbling gorillas that you always were," sneered Draco.
"FIENDFYRE," yelled Crabbe.
Tom lifted his wand and extinguished the flame with a flick.
"Tsk Tsk little boy," said Tom. "I was so certain that your father had taught you to play fair. I guess I was wrong. I will certainly have to be talking to your parents about your abysmal behavior today."
"Who in the hell are you?" asked Pansy.
Tom reset his glamour and the mouths of all four trespassers dropped. The Dark Lord in his anger stood before them.
"This fight would have been to easy anyway," said Draco. "These four are no match for me even if I was by myself."
"Shall we put it to the test then?" Pansy asked with a sneer.
"Let's Party," said Draco.
Tom, Hermione, and Ginny all stood back and watched as Pansy, Crabbe, Goyle, and Rookwood circled around Draco. Rookwood cast the cutting curse only for Draco to apparate out at the last moment and Goyle took the hit. He was dead before he hit the ground. His head had been severed from his body.
"One down and three to go," said Draco. "Want to try that again Rookwood?"
"FIENDFYRE," yelled Crabbe again.
Draco laughed as he stopped the flame with a wave of his hand.
"AVADA KEDAVRA," screamed Pansy.
Draco used his sword to deflect the spell.
"I am starting to get bored," said Draco. "Surely you can do better than that."
"CRUCIO," yelled Rookwood.
Draco was hit by the curse. At first he thought it was going to affect him. He had not been counting on that, but then the most amazing thing happened. He felt Harry's presence surround his being and he was able to stand straight while the curse was being performed. Draco knew that Harry personally had not done anything. He could feel Harry in the back of his mind watching, but not doing.
Draco was annoyed that they were using the Unforgivables not to mention other dangerous curses at and on him. He froze Crabbe where he stood with a wave of his hand. With a second wave he froze Pansy. He held up a finger to stall Rookwood.
"Time for a different player," said Draco. "Let's let Hermione have some fun."
Hermione stepped forward and released Crabbe and Pansy. Once again the battle went on.
"I will get you Mudblood," said Pansy.
"I think someone forgot to tell you that I am not a muggle born you stupid bitch," said Hermione. "I happen to be a descendant of Rowena Ravenclaw you stupid cow. Oh and one more thing. I HATE THE WORD MUDBLOOD."
Hermione walked up to a stunned Pansy and punched her square in the face knocking her out cold. Rookwood decided to attack while her back was turned. As he sent the curse, she transformed into her eagle Animagus and few out of reach. The curse hit Pansy as she was falling to the ground and killed her. She never knew what was happening.
"I think I would like a turn," said Tom removing the glamour. "Let it be just you and me Rookwood."
"My Lord," said Rookwood. "I have no desire to battle you. I am just following orders."
"If I am your Lord then who are you taking orders from?" asked Tom.
"Madam Lestrange," said Rookwood.
"Interesting," said Tom as Rookwood hit the ground without Tom ever saying a word.
Ginny decided during that conversation to go after Crabbe. The two were fairly well matched in skill. However Ginny was faster and smarter than the former Slytherin. It did not take her long to disarm and stun Crabbe.
Draco sent a patronus to the Ministry of Magic informing them that they had two dead Death Eaters and two that were unconscious. It did not take long before Draco and Harry felt them passing through the wards at the gates to come collect their prisoners. Draco handed them the memory and told them if they needed more information they were welcome to owl the castle. When he got back to the castle Harry was standing there with his son. The music was starting and Harry launched into the song.
Every time our eyes meetThis feeling inside meIs almost more than I can takeBaby when you touch meI can feel how much you love meAnd it just blows me awayI've never been this close to anyone or anythingI can hear your thoughtsI can see your dreamsI don't know how you do what you doI'm so in love with youIt just keeps getting betterI wanna spend the rest of my lifeWith you by my sideForever and everEvery little thing that you doBaby I'm amazed by you
The smell of your skinThe taste of your kissThe way you whisper in the darkYour hair all around meBaby you surround meYou touch every place in my heartOh it feels like the first time every timeI wanna spend the whole night in your eyes
I don't know how you do what you doI'm so in love with youIt just keeps getting betterI wanna spend the rest of my lifeWith you by my sideForever and everEvery little thing that you doBaby I'm amazed by you
Every little thing that you doI'm so in love with youIt just keeps getting betterI wanna spend the rest of my lifeWith you by my sideForever and everEvery little thing that you doOh, every little thing that you doBaby I'm amazed by you.
"I love you too Harry," said Draco taking his son into his arms and kissing Harry soundly on the lips. "You did a great job of not rushing out there to my defense."
"I am capable of following rules you know," said Harry.
"HA," said Minerva as she and Severus smirked.
"Harry Potter you have never followed a rule in your life," said Severus. "For once I can honestly say that I am proud of your for doing so today."
"You guys make me sound like I am some kind of bad child," said Harry.
"Well.." said Severus.
"If you finish that sentence I will forget that I am not allowed to do heavy magic for the next two weeks Severus Snape," warned Harry.
The group all laughed at this. All in all it was a wonderful day. They had no idea that tomorrow would bring more trouble.
AUTHOR'S NOTE – I will end this chapter here. I mainly used this chapter as a filler. The next one is the last chapter of this book. I want to do justice to the chapter. No moral here. No out look line. Just a chapter to let you all know that Harry and Draco are still loving one another through everything that Harry is going through.