Harry to the Rescue
DISCLAIMER – Harry Potter and its affiliates are the sole property of JK Rowling.
DISCLAIMER – This is a gay love story between Harry and Draco. If you are uncomfortable with gay rights or homosexual innuendos then I humbly ask that you not read beyond this point. Thank you for your consideration.
DISCLAIMER – "Imagine" was a song sung by John Lennon. "You had me from Hello" is a song sung by Kenny Chesney.
NOTE – I am working hard to keep the plot and the love going. This second book will be harder than the last one was. Please bear with me as I work out some kinks and get the story line like I want it so that it can flow as smoothly as the first book did.
Chapter 2 – Harry to the Rescue
The following day saw the start of classes. Harry spent time in both Hermione's and Draco's classes to observe. Other staff members would also be keeping an eye out just in case one or the other had a problem with a student causing trouble. Both Hermione and Draco had younger years on their first day, so Harry was not all that concerned about them. He turned on the spot and apparated back to his office after sitting behind Draco. He pulled out his notes and started going over how he was going to get to Nagini. She was the last Horcrux. He needed to kill her to be able to once and for all defeat Voldemort. After spending an hour reviewing every possible idea he came up with, Harry put the parchment aside frustrated. He left his office and went for a walk around the castle. When the students saw him, they smiled and went on their way quickly. Harry made his way to the library. He was met by Madam Pince.
"What brings you here today Head Master?" she asked politely.
"I am looking for history on Rowena Ravenclaw," he replied. "Can you show me the section that would have information on her?"
"Of course," she answered. "Follow me. We have a whole section based on the four founders of Hogwarts. Naturally we have added books that talk about you to this section as well. I must say that it was a surprise to learn that you are the heir to all four founders."
"I think it was a surprise for everyone," said Harry. "I think Dumbledore is an exception to that. Nothing really ever surprises that man."
"That is true, he never misses a trick does he?" she asked with a laugh.
She showed him the section he needed and even pulled out a few of the more important books for him. Harry thanked her for her assistance and opened the book and started reading. He conjured quill and ink and started taking notes. He was still missing her wand and he was going through information on her to see if she had any hiding spots that he needed to know of.
"What am I thinking?" he asked himself. "I have four books in my room that I could be reading. It would tell me more than these will."
Harry quickly replaced the books on the shelves and left the library. He made his way to his office and approached the case that held four very large and very old books. He quickly muttered the countercharm and pulled out the sapphire colored book. He walked over to his desk and sat down and began to read. He saw spells and enchantments in the book that were as old as the book itself. Harry pulled out his own Book of Shadows and started taking notes. He spent the rest of the day pouring over the old tome. Dobby discretely left a plate of food at his elbow. Harry nibbled on his food while he read and worked. When classes were done, Draco made his way to their room to see that Harry was at the desk. Harry was so engrossed in his work that he did not notice that Draco had come into the room. Draco walked up to Harry and placed his hands over his eyes.
"Guess who," said Draco kissing Harry on the cheek.
"Oh Severus," said Harry playfully. "You stud. I have missed you."
Draco slapped Harry playfully behind the head and sat in his lap.
"So what are you working on?" he asked pointing at the books. "I have missed you today. I am happy to see you."
"I am trying to find out if Rowena had any secret hiding spots in the castle," said Harry. "We know that Salazar had the Chamber of Secrets. Godric has his burial chamber here in the castle. I am just wondering if the others had secret sections of the castle as well. I have missed you as well, by the way. I always enjoy seeing you everyday. You make me very happy."
Harry started to sing a new song that was found for him. The occupants of the castle listened. Harry decided to keep up singing as a treat for the students.
One word, that's all you saidSomething in your voice called me, turned my headYour smile, just captured meYou were in my future as far as I could seeAnd I don't know how it happens, but it happens stillYou asked me if I love you, if I always will
Well you had me from helloI felt love start to growThe moment I looked into your eyes you won meIt was over from the start you completely stole my heartAnd now you won't let goI never even had a chance you knowYou had me from hello
Inside I built a wallSo high around my heart, I thought I'd never fallOne touch, you brought it downThe bricks of my defenses scattered on the groundAnd I swore to me I wasn't going to love againThe last time was the last time I'd let someone in
When Harry was done with his song, Draco kissed him passionately on the lips. When they came up for air, he looked at Harry's work.
"Have you had any luck yet?" asked Draco scanning a couple of the pages.
"No not yet," admitted Harry. "I am only halfway through her book though. I did find some interesting potions in here though."
"Oh can I have a copy of those potions?" asked Draco. "Severus and I can try and create them to see what they do."
"I have no problem with that," said Harry pulling out a few sheets of parchment and handing them to Draco. "I have already taken the liberty of writing them down for you."
"You are so good to me," said Draco looking at the ingredients. "This one looks like a potion designed to encase someone or something in ice when it is thrown at them."
"That is what I thought too," said Harry. "We definantly want to test these on inanimate objects before we try them on an actual person."
"I think it can be slightly altered for something else," said Draco excitedly. "By switching the yew with some mandrake, we can imbibe an object to freeze something by touching that person or item with the one we are holding."
"I thought of that too," said Harry. "Please let's keep this among those we trust. Albus already knows. He just heard every word you and I said. Severus, Minerva, Hermione, Ginny, and a couple of others are trustworthy of knowing this information. The less people that know about this the better it will be."
"I would imagine that everyone in team Potter would be trustworthy," said Draco looking at Harry curiously.
"I normally would agree," said Harry taking a deep breath. "I think there is a leak in the castle."
"What do you mean?" asked Draco with an outraged look on his face.
"Relax lover," said Harry standing and kissing him on the lips. "How about we discuss it with Severus and the others I have named after dinner. In the mean time I think I should put my own Book of Shadows in the locked case as well. I have added some of my spells that I invented."
"You really need to teach me the one that allows you to stun and awaken parts of a person you want," said Draco wrapping his arms around Harry's neck.
"I will," promised Harry. "I love you so much. How were your classes?"
"Not to bad," said Draco. "A few melted cauldrons, and one small explosion, but nothing major."
"Perfect," said Harry. "Shall we go down and see how Hermione's day went?"
"I would love to," said Draco. "I love you too, Harry. It is the highlight of my day when I can kiss your lips and look into your eyes."
"The same goes for me," said Harry. "My day is totally complete when you are in my arms safe and sound and your lips are on mine."
"We better go downstairs before we are late for dinner," said Draco. "We can always pick up where we left off after the meeting. You tell Severus, Minerva and Pomona, and I'll tell Hermione and the rest."
Harry grabbed Draco for one last kiss and then they headed down the stairs towards the Great Hall. They made their way to their places and sat. Harry leaned over and whispered into Severus' ear the necessity for a meeting with closed members. Severus nodded his head in understanding and leaned over to pass the word to Pomona as Harry leaned over and did the same thing with Minerva. Draco meanwhile had already told Hermione and Ginny what was going on and made them promise to come to the meeting alone. They were eating their meal when a disturbance broke out between a couple of students at the Ravenclaw and Slytherin tables. As their voices got louder, Harry looked over to see the reaction of his husband and best friend. Both stood up and went to the table to see what the commotion was all about. Harry, Severus, and Minerva all watched with baited breath as the argument heated up even further. As they were walking up behind the students to deal with the problem, stunners flew out of the combatant's wands and actually hit Hermione and Draco as they were approaching. Harry lifted his hands and the wands flew into the air. With a second wave of his hand, both students were frozen in place from the waist down. Quickly he, Severus, and Minerva descended upon the scene.
"What is going on here?" asked Harry in a deadly voice.
Those students that were a minor part of the argument paled at the tone of his voice. Power could be felt coming off of Harry in waves. Severus and Minerva knelt and assisted Draco and Hermione. After making sure that both of his faculty members were safe and well, Harry turned back to the fighters.
"I want an explanation and I want it right now," said Harry. "What is so important that you have to duel at dinner time causing two of my professors to get hit with stray stunners?"
"I am tired of this snake putting my Head of House down," said Rachel Radcliff. "He is telling us how we will all perish because there is no one strong enough in our house to stand up to Slytherin."
"Is this true Daniel Lockhart?" asked Harry.
"Their Head of House is a bushy headed know it all," said Daniel defiantly. "Besides this Ravenclaw is the one telling everyone that Professor Potter only got his position because he is married to you Head Master."
"Is this true Miss Radcliff?" asked Harry.
"Well it is," she said. "If he wasn't married to you then he would not have become a professor. He probably would still be a student."
"Well let me let the entire school in on a little secret," said Harry raising his voice so that everyone in the Hall could hear him. "Professor Granger and Professor Potter both earned very high scores on their NEWTS. For those of you that are incapable of adding for yourself, they sat their NEWTS at sixth year instead of seventh. Neither professor got their position due to their relationship with me. Both earned those positions because of their intelligence and loyalty to the school and its students. I will take fifty points from both Slytherin and Ravenclaw for interrupting our meal with this stupidity. You both will serve a week's worth of detention with the opposite Head of House for your ignorance. Let me have you make no mistakes. That is just my punishment for you. When your Heads of House are done with you even I wouldn't want to be in your shoes. Professor Potter and Professor Granger, the floor is now yours."
Harry stood back as both Hermione and Draco lit into the students. Harry lifted his hand and cast the countercharm to release the lower extremities of the persons involved in the fight. He also released their wands. When it was all said and done, Slytherin and Ravenclaw lost another fifty points each and both students would serve a month's worth of detentions for their stupidity. When they were done, Harry dismissed the Great Hall with instructions that each person was to return immediately to their dorm and stay there. The other three houses grumbled a bit about this until many saw the look on Harry's face. Wisely enough, they stopped their complaining and followed the instructions that were given.
Harry walked over to Hermione and Draco.
"Are you two ok?" he asked. "I did not mean to take your role away from you, but you were both busy at that moment."
"You are the Head Master," said Hermione. "You are just doing your job. How many times do we have to tell you that?"
"We are both flattered that you came to our rescue so quickly," said Draco. "Don't worry about what you did. I am perfectly ok with it."
"Well, I guess we better head up to our office then," said Harry. "The sooner we get this meeting over with the sooner I can relax and get some sleep."
He and Draco led the others to the Head Master's office. Severus, Pomona, Hermione, Ginny, and Minerva all sat down and waited patiently as Harry paced a few times to gather his thoughts.
"I asked you all here tonight for a reason," said Harry. "I think we have a spy in the castle that is leaking information to Voldemort or to one of his minions."
"What makes you think that?" asked Hermione.
"Let me answer your question with a few questions of my own," responded Harry. "Ginny, have you ever told Percy anything about your relationship with Hermione?"
"No I haven't," she said slightly confused.
"Have you ever mentioned that you have helped set up dates for me and Draco?" he asked.
"No Harry, I haven't," she said.
"One last question for you," he said. "Have you ever mentioned to Percy about my sexual activities by means of allowing you or others to see them?"
"I would never do that," said Ginny. "Number one, it would be a lie, and number two I would never do that to you. Why are you asking me these things?"
"I think I know," said Minerva. "The day he came to the castle Percy was throwing all sorts of wild accusations at Harry about his relationship with Draco. He even went so far as to mention that he was flaunting it in your faces."
"He said that?" asked Ginny. "Harry I have not spoken with Percy since Christmas. That was the last time I saw him."
"I do not doubt you in the slightest," said Harry. "However that is what makes me think there is some kind of spy here in the castle. Someone is telling others half truths and happenings that are going on here in the castle."
"It could be anyone," said Pomona with her hand over her mouth.
"Exactly," said Harry. "This is why I have only informed those of you that are sitting here in this room. Albus knows because he can hear through his portrait. It isn't that I don't trust the rest of Team Potter, but you that are present here now are the ones I trust the most."
"How do you know Percy is with Voldemort?" asked Ginny.
"I had a vision of him getting branded," admitted Harry. "Last night when I fell asleep here at the desk, I saw it in my dream."
"Why didn't you tell me something sooner," said Draco.
"There was nothing you could have done lover," said Harry. "I am sorry that I did not say anything, but I wanted to make sure about a few things before I put my ideas out to the rest of you."
"Next time," said Draco. "You had better tell me immediately Harry James Potter. Don't ever, scare me like that again."
"I promise," said Harry holding up his hands in surrender.
Draco gave him a small smile and then kissed him quickly on the lips.
"So what do we do now?" asked Ginny. "I am furious that someone would do that. Do you have any idea of who it could be?"
"Not at this time," said Harry. "It has to be someone that has insight to what we do. I think it is safe to say that Ron, Neville, and Luna are innocent. They have done too much for and with me for them to do something like this. I do not want to falsely point the finger at anyone either. We have to try and come up with some ideas as to who it could be. My first guess is it has to be someone who had access to the Potter Dorm. My second guess would be someone that has a close connection with someone from the Dorm. My third would be that someone has a grudge and is out for a bit of revenge."
"We can understand that," said Severus. "I guess we had better be a little more observant as to who is hanging around when you and Draco are together. I agree with your three choices. Those are the most logical of the ones I probably would have come up with."
"Maybe we can lure them out," suggested Minerva suddenly.
"What do you mean?" asked Draco.
"Well we can have you and Harry kissing in the hall and someone can be under a Disillusionment Charm nearby and watch to see who is spying on you," said Minerva.
"That is actually not a bad idea," said Albus from his portrait. "I have been listening to the conversation. I am trying to let you handle this on your own. I will only offer my council. Use Minerva's suggestion. It is a good one. Just mind how far you and Draco go in this. The last thing you need is a sexual harassment suit against you for obscene sexual actions in the view of the public. However I don't see a problem with kissing as many of the students do it already."
"We can give it a try," said Harry. "I don't want to cause problems for me and Draco just to catch a spy."
Everyone nodded their heads in agreement.
"I have been going through the Book of Shadows of Rowena," said Harry changing the subject. "There are some potions that would be great if we can get them to work right."
Draco pulled out his copies and showed them to the others. Hermione and Severus were particularly eager to see these. Draco gave his assessment of the potions and his ideas as to how to make them work.
"With the right incantation, we can cause these to work on your swords," said Severus. "With a key word such as ice, you can cause your blade to ice up and freeze things."
Harry sat back and listened to them as they talked about how they could change the potions to do different elements. Hermione was busy taking notes as they talked. Minerva and Pomona gave their input on things. As a group they worked out the kinks in the plans. Harry sat back and watched with an amused smile on his face. He of course had already come up with these conclusions. To hear the others enjoying themselves with their work was a gift all of its own. He was thinking about the idea of kissing Draco in public to flush out the spy. It would be a pleasure to do that particular job. It was something that he was looking forward to. Of course he really didn't need an excuse to want his lips on Draco.
Harry let them continue for awhile on the project. He had other things he needed to do and went to work on those things. He sat silently wondering what the world would be like if everyone just got along. Without really realizing it, he started singing a song he heard when he was a child.
Imagine there's no heavenIt's easy if you tryAnd no hell below usAnd above us is only sky
Imagine all the peopleLiving for today
You, you may say that I'm a dreamerBut I'm not the only oneI hope someday you'll join usAnd the world will live as one
Imagine there's no countriesIt isn't hard to doNothing to kill or die forAnd no religion too
Imagine all the peopleLiving life for peace
You, and you may say that I'm a dreamerBut I'm not the only oneI hope someday you'll join usAnd the world will live as oneImagine no possessionsI wonder if you canNo need for greed or hungerA brotherhood of man
Imagine all the peopleSharing all the world
You, and you may say that I'm a dreamerBut I'm not the only oneI hope someday you'll join usAnd the world will live as one
The others in the room all stopped what they were doing to listen to the melody. A few knew the song. John Lennon was after all, British.
"That was a very interesting sentiment Harry," said Albus. "I think that if more people felt that way then the world would in fact be a better place to live."
"Well, it is how I feel," said Harry. "Maybe we should send a copy of this song to Voldemort. He should know that life will not be easy for him if he continues to attack us. All he has to do is to leave us alone. It isn't like we are out hunting him every five minutes. Why can't he just leave us alone?"
"His sole purpose in life was to be the best at everything," said Albus sadly. "In all of his years, he has only failed to conquer one obstacle."
"Me," said Harry. "All of this just to kill me."
"Not just you," said Albus. "His goal is to rule the whole world. He has deluded himself into thinking that he is acting as Salazar would have wanted him too. He has no idea that Salazar would not have approved of the way he is doing things."
"I know," said Harry. "Sometimes I just wish there was a spell that I can use to wish all of this ended."
"If anyone can come up with something like that it would be you," said Draco wrapping his arms around Harry and kissing him on the neck.
Harry smiled as he looked around at the faces of the people that were so dear to him. He smiled as he let himself get comforted by the arms of the one person he loved the most in the world.
"I love you Draco Potter," said Harry. "I will always love you."
"Thanks lover," said Draco. "I love you too. More than you could possibly know."
"I think we had better let the love birds have some quality time," said Minerva standing. "We will keep these documents here. I am sure that Severus and the rest agree when I say that it will be safer that way. In the meantime, why don't you two retire for the night? It has been a long day."
"We will see you all tomorrow," said Harry. "Good night!"
When they were gone, Harry caught Draco up in his arms and apparated them up to their bedroom. After their passion was fed, Harry smiled as he drifted off to sleep wrapping Draco's body tightly in his arms.
The next day dawned early. Harry was eager to start his morning. He had an idea and he was determined that it come to fruition. While he laid there holding Draco, he thought about his plans carefully. He wanted the students to be able to defend themselves in a fight. Severus was teaching them all DADA, but Harry wanted to teach them more. When Draco woke up, He and Harry showered and got dressed. Harry went with simple blue jeans and a green polo shirt. He sat in his spot at the head table and ate his breakfast. When the students were starting to finish, he stood up.
"We will be starting a dueling club," said Harry. "Anyone who is interested should give their names to their Head of House. I will personally be running the club with the help of my faculty to prevent serious damage."
The students applauded at this. The faculty looked at Harry with curiosity in their eyes.
"I will also be starting a new class for sixth and seventh year students," said Harry. "I will be teaching wandless magic to all who wish to learn. There is a way for me to be able to tell if you will have the skill. If you do have the potential and are interested in learning, then I ask that you give your name to your Head of House."
Some of the students really got excited at this. Many watched as Harry and Draco hardly ever used a wand anymore. This was a coveted practice of the elite. Now the Head Master was offing it to anyone who had the skill.
"Last but not least, I would like to talk to you all about a sensitive matter," said Harry. "As many of you know, I am interested in non rivalry between the houses. So therefore I will be starting a social group for the school. The purpose of this group will be to drop all animosity for the other houses and start working together as a team. We forget when we are sorted that we must still work together as a whole. This is a school that teaches ALL students the same thing. If we as the faculty can get along, then I see no reason why you as the student body can not do the same."
Harry smiled at the students and then turned to his faculty.
"Each member of the faculty will be responsible for different things," said Harry. "Professor McGonagall will be in charge of etiquette for dancing. Professor Potter will do singing. Professor Granger will work on students helping each other by tutoring one another. Professor Snape will be the one to teach you team spirit by mixing up the houses for the quidditch teams. Professor Sprout will be in charge of things like teamwork in the field."
"I think that is a brilliant idea," said Minerva getting up and clapping.
"That is some impressive planning," said Severus joining her.
Soon enough every professor on the faculty joined them in giving Harry applause. Harry gave a small bow and sat down as he dismissed the students to head to their classes for the day.
"We will start drawing up plans for our part of this project," said Hermione happily. "That was a great idea."
"I am very proud of you lover," said Draco kissing Harry on the cheek.
A dark shadow left the doorway to slink into a crowd of students. Severus was able to see the person, but was not able to see who it was specifically.
"It seems our spy is at it again," he said. "It's time for us to set up our trap."
The other professors all nodded and left the hall for their class rooms.
AUTHOR'S NOTE – I am trying to keep things in order. This chapter was designed so that you can see the passion that Harry has for life. As you will remember, my chapters will leave you with a meaning. This one was to remind you to do something nice for someone. We all have to live in this world.