Potter to Potter

Because You Loved Me

DISCLAIMER – Harry Potter and its affiliates are the sole property of JK Rowling. When I considered asking if I could publish my books, I realized the size of a lawsuit I would face if I did. So I won't publish them.

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 in advance for not embarrassing yourself or me.

DISCLAIMER – "Because you loved me" is sung by Celine Dion. "Help" is a song by the Beatles.

NOTE – I have received a few notices about an error in "For Love of a Slytherin". If you go back and re read chapter 3, you will notice that I have fixed that error even though I wrote it that way for a reason. When I said symptoms, I was looking at it from a point of view of a muggle girl looking at homosexuality for the first time. Even someone as smart as Hermione is bound to say the wrong thing at some point. Because of the negative feedback on it, I changed the word symptoms to signs. Being a homosexual man who is deeply in love with my husband, I can understand your concern, but I felt the need to justify what I did. Thank you.

Chapter 9 – Because You Loved Me

Jeanette and Orelie went to Diagon Alley the next day. When they entered the shop, they were met by Ollivander.

"Hello," said the wand maker. "What can I do for you today?"

"We were at the awards ceremony yesterday at Hogwarts," said Orelie. "The Head Master noticed the wand I was carrying and asked to see it. I admitted that the wand was not my original. It had been destroyed in a storm. He bought my wand from me for one million galleons. He said the wand belonged to a woman named Rowena Ravenclaw."

"If anyone would recognize a wand of the founders other than a wand maker," said Ollivander. "It would be Harry Potter. So he has the wand and you need a new one."

"That is correct," said Orelie. "Professor Draco said to inquire about a wand made of mahogany and phoenix feather. He said you would know what wand he was talking about."

"I do know what wand he is referring to," said Ollivander. "The wand's core is from his phoenix. Artemis has only given one feather for a wand. Her twin Apollo only gave one as well. Harry's cousin Dudley is the recipient of that wand."

Ollivander went to the back and came back with a decorated box. He handed it to Orelie. As soon as the wand was in his hand, Orelie began to glow a golden red.

"It would seem that Draco knew what he was talking about," said Ollivander. "This is mahogany and phoenix feather. Eleven and three quarter's inches. This is a very powerful wand."

"It is beautiful," said Orelie. "How much do I owe you? The Head Master said he would pay for it, but I think after all the money he gave me yesterday, that I can pay for my own wand."

"The price of the wand is twelve galleons," said Ollivander.

Orelie and Jeanette paid the man and from there went to work.

Harry woke up that morning with a moderate headache. He went to see Poppy about it. After drinking the potion she gave him, he wandered to the Great Hall for breakfast. The students were all staring at the picture hanging above the staff table. Rowena smiled as she sat regally in her chair. Harry smiled at his grandmother before sitting down in his chair. He waited patiently for all of the students to be seated before he began his speech.

"As you have all realized," he began. "We have a new addition to the Great Hall. This lady is none other than Rowena Ravenclaw. I ask that you not pester her. If you wish to talk with her, you may. However if I feel that you are bothering her, then I will cast a shield around her preventing you from gaining access to her."

When Harry was done, he started putting food on his plate. He knew that after breakfast, he would find out where Helga's room, and where her portrait was. That evening he would go and free her from the spell that Voldemort had put on his other grandmother. When breakfast was over, Harry made sure the students were out of sight before he turned to her.

"I shall work on Helga next," he said to the portrait. "I have no idea as to where her room is."

"Her room was somewhere near the Divination tower," said Rowena. "We all had different parts of the castle. I, being very apt in astrology, took the astronomy tower. Helga being a seer took the divination tower. Salazar had his own secret place, but I have no idea where."

"I have found the Chamber of Secrets in my second year," said Harry. "He may be down there. I also found the tomb of Godric. I did not notice his portrait there though."

"No his room was somewhere near the Head Master's office," said Rowena. "He was the only one of the four of us that was ever the Head Master here. My body is buried near Godric's. We all were buried in the same area."

"I will have to go and look," said Harry. "I have all four Book of Shadows under wards in my office. I also have all of your swords. The books are heavily warded by me so that no one can have access to them unless I personally lower the wards. The swords are warded so that an heir can call upon the sword. Tom Riddle actually summoned the sword and was surprised when I banished it back to its case. Being the heir of all four of you I have more rights over them than anyone else."

"In my room," said Rowena. "There is a scroll. It will tell you how I created the diadem. I do not think that knowledge should leave this castle."

"You have my word on that," said Harry. "I will seek it out and move it to a secure area in my office. I will probably write it in my own book of Shadows and then put the original in your book."

"That is good thinking," she said. "What color did you choose for your book?"

"Well Hermione bought me a book with red leather," said Harry. "I changed the color to white."

"Very wise of you," she said. "I trust you already know that those books are the most powerful books in the world?"

"Yes," said Harry plainly. "That is why I am the only one that can have access to them at any given time. Your other descendants are only allowed to read the books with my specific permission and supervision. Even my husband is not allowed to look into the books unless I am there."

"Again I state that you are very wise," said Rowena. "I am sure that you have lots to do. Being the Head Master you would probably be very busy."

"Yes," said Harry. "The students give me a run for my money every now and then. Before I leave, I have one question. Why is it that Professor Binns only teaches mainly about wars pertaining to goblins and trolls and things? He has to be the most boring teacher."

"That is all he knew," she stated plainly. "It would be in your best interest to replace him soon. "It is time for the students to start learning about ALL history. This should include history that doesn't mean much. It still needs to be taught. Professor Binns only teaches what he remembers. It is time to update the history and have all aspects of it taught to the students."

"You are probably right about that," said Harry. I think I will leave it alone until the end of the year. There is only just over three months left of the school year."

"As you wish," she said. "That is probably for the best anyway."

"Well I better go," said Harry. "I still have to find Helga's room as well as visit all of your tombs to make sure Voldemort didn't desecrate them."

"Oh he never knew we were buried here," she said. "That was one thing we omitted when we spoke to him."

Harry smiled to her and left. The first thing he did was to go and visit the tombs of the four founders. True to Rowena's words, they were not disturbed in any way. Harry made a mental note to tell the others about the tombs. He headed back to his office. He would search out Helga's room later. He still had a school to run. He was heading towards the office when he heard a commotion on the hall. As he came into view, Neville came running up to him.

"Harry," he said. "Something is wrong with Draco. You have to come quick."

Harry ran to where the students were clustered. Draco was lying on the floor bleeding from deep wounds in his chest, head, and other parts of his body.

"Neville, go get Severus," he said. "Hannah, go get Minerva. Ron, go and get Poppy. Ginny, go and get Hermione and Pomona. HURRY."

The students left to do his bidding. Harry had Luna clear the gossip mongers and other students from the area. He carefully opened Draco's robes and shirt to find bloody gashes on his torso and abdomen. He was crying harder with each discovery of injury done to Draco.

"Luna," he asked. "What happened here?"

"He was attacked by Peter Pettigrew," said Luna in a dreamy voice. "We found him like this. We did not know where you were. Your essence was hidden from me for a few minutes. By the time people came out of their shock, you were coming around the corner."

Harry placed his hands on Draco's wounds and let his power flow into his hands. Severus, Minerva, Pomona, Hermione, and Poppy came running towards them. Harry was already starting to glow when the others arrived. Severus placed his hands on Harry's shoulders and lent him the magical energy he needed. Taking their cue from Severus, Hermione knelt down and placed her hands around Harry's wrists while Minerva and Pomona each wrapped their hands around Harry's arms as they too lent their energy to him. Poppy waited. She knew that whatever Harry was doing would be better than anything she could do. She watched in mild surprise as the glow intensified around Harry's hands. Together they watched as Draco's wounds started to close and the skin and muscle tissue started to repair itself. Harry moved his hands away from Draco's chest and moved to his abdomen. The same thing occurred. All of the wounds started to close and repair. From there, Harry moved his hands to either side of Draco's head. He gently touched Draco. Tears fell on Draco's face as he let the magic heal Draco's head wounds.

"I have to go in and make sure his mind is ok," said Harry. "While I am doing that, I need you Poppy, to make sure that Draco is ok in body."

"I will Harry," she said. "You just bring him back to us."

Harry looked to Hermione. She nodded in understanding. Harry bent his head to Draco's and started murmuring. Hermione had moved her hands to Harry's head. Quietly Harry started to chant. All at once, he felt the floodgate of Draco's emotions. First he felt shock, and then he felt fear. From there Harry felt the pain. Finally Harry felt despair. He met Draco in his mind. He could see the blond lying alone in a ball. Draco was terrified beyond belief. Harry walked over to him and grabbed him in his arms.

"Harry?" asked Draco in disbelief. "How did you get here?"

"We are soul bonded," said Harry. "This will probably open up the telepathic link between us. We have to hurry. The rest of the group is lending me the strength to be here to help you. What is keeping you here?"

"I don't know," admitted Draco. "All I felt is the pain. I am not sure what is keeping us here."

"Ok," said Harry. "You just stay put for a moment. I have to go back out of your mind to see if Poppy found something that I have missed. If she did find something, it could be what is actually trapping you here. Be strong for me baby. I will return shortly."

"I trust you Harry," said Draco. "I will be strong for you. I love you."

"I love you too," said Harry.

He gently withdrew himself from Draco's mind. He did not want to cause more problems than Draco already had.

"Poppy," said Harry looking up. "Did you find anything? Something is keeping him trapped in his mind."

"He has venom in his system," said Poppy. "It is snake venom."

"Severus?" asked Harry. "What can we use to counter the venom?"

"I will have to draw blood from him and test it to see what type of venom," said Severus. "We may have to put Draco into stasis to save him."

"Have you checked him for magic other than his own?" asked Hermione. "It could be a spell of some sort working with the venom."

"No I haven't," admitted harry. "I was more concerned about getting him healed. Let's get him to the medical ward. I will check him when we have him more comfortable."

Severus conjured a bottle and quickly withdrew some of Draco's blood. When he had it he turned to Hermione.

"Come help me with this," he said. "Together we can figure this out."

"Minerva," said Harry. "Please deal with the students. I will be busy with Draco and will not have time to do it. Poppy, grab my shoulder and I will apparate us to the hospital wing."

Poppy grabbed Harry's arm, and he apparated the three to the hospital ward. He could hear Minerva's voice telling the students to return to their dorms immediately. Pomona sent word to the Ministry of Magic for Harry telling them what had happened. About an hour later, Arthur, Molly, Narcissa, and a couple of dozen Aurors passed through the wards and onto the grounds. Arthur and the Aurors were doing a clean search of the castle. Molly and Narcissa went to the infirmary to help Harry and Poppy.

Harry laid Draco gently on the bed. He put a stasis on Draco's body. He wanted to leave his mind open so that he could enter it again and let Draco know what was going on.

"Mother Molly," said Harry. "I need to borrow some energy from you and Mother Narcissa. One of you, place your hands on my shoulders. When I lean over Draco I want the other one of you to place your hands on my head. I am doing some highly powerful magic and I need the boost. It will not harm you in any way. I am just going to enter Draco's mind so that I can tell him what is going on."

"We will take care of it," said Molly. "You just get in there and save our son."

"Tell him we love him," said Narcissa.

Harry nodded his head and bent over Draco. He felt Narcissa's hands on his head and Molly's hands on his shoulders. He took a deep breath to center himself and entered back into Draco's mind.

"Harry," said Draco rushing up to him. "You came back."

"Of course I did," said Harry. "I found out something."

"What is going on?" asked Draco. "I can't feel my body anymore."

"I had to put you in stasis," said Harry. "You were poisoned. We think a magical spell is working with the poison. I came back to tell you that Severus and Hermione are working on some of your blood to tell us what kind of poison it is. When I leave this time I will work on countering the magic. I am sorry lover. We are working as fast as we can to get you back on your feet. Mother Molly and Mother Narcissa are here. Both send you their love. I have to leave you again for awhile. I need to work on the magical aspect of what is going on. Please know that I would rather stay with you, but I may be the only one powerful enough to stop the magic."

"Just knowing that you are working to fix me is enough to keep me happy," said Draco. "I know that you will do everything that you can to get me out of here."

"You should be able to hear what is going on outside," said Harry.

"I can only hear you," said Draco.

"That must be our bond doing that," said Harry. "I will tell you what is going on as I do it so that you know what is going on. It is getting dangerous for me to keep coming in here. I don't want to risk both of us getting trapped. I can think of many other ways to be trapped with you, but not at the point of dying. I love you. Listen for me."

"Go Harry," said Draco kissing him quickly. "I love you to. Please sing for me. It will calm me."

"I promise," said Harry.

He pulled out of Draco's mind gently and carefully. He went to work on the magic. He flowed through Draco's blood and looked. There was indeed a spell on the venom. He could create a countercharm for the venom when Severus and Hermione brought him the antidote to the poison.

"Draco, can here my words, but he can't hear anyone else," said Harry. "Draco, there is a spell surrounding the venom. As soon as Severus brings me the antidote I will cast the counter charm on it before we administer it to you. For right now, I will honor your request."

He softly and lovingly started to sing.

For all those times you stood by meFor all the truth that you made me seeFor all the joy you brought to my lifeFor all the wrong that you made rightFor every dream you made come trueFor all the love I found in youI'll be forever thankful babyYou're the one who held me upNever let me fallYou're the one who saw me through, through it all

You were my strength when I was weakYou were my voice when I couldn't speakYou were my eyes when I couldn't seeYou saw the best there was in meLifted me up when I couldn't reachYou gave me faith 'coz you believedI'm everything I amBecause you loved me

You gave me wings and made me flyYou touched my hand I could touch the skyI lost my faith, you gave it back to meYou said no star was out of reachYou stood by me and I stood tallI had your love I had it allI'm grateful for each day you gave meMaybe I don't know that muchBut I know this much is trueI was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weakYou were my voice when I couldn't speakYou were my eyes when I couldn't seeYou saw the best there was in meLifted me up when I couldn't reachYou gave me faith 'coz you believedI'm everything I amBecause you loved me

You were always there for meThe tender wind that carried meA light in the dark shining your love into my lifeYou've been my inspirationThrough the lies you were the truthMy world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weakYou were my voice when I couldn't speakYou were my eyes when I couldn't seeYou saw the best there was in meLifted me up when I couldn't reachYou gave me faith 'coz you believedI'm everything I amBecause you loved me

You were my strength when I was weakYou were my voice when I couldn't speakYou were my eyes when I couldn't seeYou saw the best there was in meLifted me up when I couldn't reachYou gave me faith 'coz you believedI'm everything I amBecause you loved me

I'm everything I amBecause you loved me

"I guess Harry found a way of making Draco more comfortable," said Severus as he listened to the song.

"It is a beautiful song too," said Hermione. "Oh look. I have it. The only thing missing is the tears from a phoenix."

"Excellent work," said Severus. "I think Artemis should be the one to produce the tears."

"I agree," said Hermione. "She is his bond bird after all."

Severus spoke briefly to Fawkes. In a flash of fire the bird left. In a moment, two flashes of fire signaled the return and arrival of Fawkes and Artemis. After telling Artemis what was needed, Hermione held up the vial. Artemis closed her eye and opened it. Hermione was quick to catch three of the tears into the potion. Artemis fluttered to her shoulder as Hermione and Severus made their way out of the dungeon and up to the hospital wing. They arrived a few minutes later.

"Harry we have it," said Hermione holding out the vial. "Have you discovered if there is magic at work here as well?"

"Yes," said Harry. "Voldemort used a curse with the venom. Something tells me the venom is from Nagini."

"Can you perform the counter curse?" asked Narcissa.

"Oh yes," said Harry. "I can do it easily. Do you have any of Draco's blood left?"

"Not much," said Severus. "We used most of it testing for different poisons."

"Draw some more," said Harry. "I think I just found a way of destroying Nagini."

Severus raised an eyebrow at Harry, but did as he was requested. Harry meanwhile was casting the counter curse on the potion they had made to cure Draco. When he was done, a golden glow surrounded the potion. Harry gently lifted Draco's head and poured the potion into his mouth. He released Draco from stasis so that the potion could circulate throughout his body. Harry waited almost to the point of frustration to see if Draco would wake. After about fifteen minutes, Draco's eyes were fluttering open. When he was fully awake, he looked immediately for Harry. Harry grabbed him and held on for dear life.

"We did it," said Harry with tears in his eyes. "We have him back."

"Let me run a diagnostic on him," said Poppy.

Harry let Draco go so that she could do her duty.

"Yes," she said. "The poison is out of his body and his functions are returning to normal. He will be here for three days under my supervision. I do not want to hear any complaints. It is in his best interest. His body suffered a severe trauma."

"What about making him comfortable in his own bed?" Harry asked. "That way he can follow the rules and be in comfortable surroundings."

"I will allow it as long as he follows the rules," said Poppy. "I will be checking up on him no less than three times a day."

"I think I can handle that," said Draco. "Thanks for the song lover. It was a beautiful one. Who sings it?"

"She is a Canadian woman by the name of Celine Dion," said Harry. "From what I am to understand, she is a powerfully gifted singer whose voice has no match."

"Well I am sure you could give her a run for her money," said Hermione.

"Thanks," said Harry. "How about I bring Draco upstairs to our room now?"

"Just be careful," said Poppy. "I will be up in about two hours to give him another check up."

Harry and Draco grinned as Harry picked him up and carried him out of the infirmary. Harry carried him all the way to their suite of rooms. Many of the students applauded as Harry passed by. To see Draco alert and healed made many smile. Harry made it to their bedroom and gently laid Draco on their bed. He took off the ruined robes with a wave of his hand. When he was done with that, he walked into their closet and brought back a pair of silk pajama bottoms. With another flick of his hand, Harry had Draco dressed. He made sure Draco was as comfortable as possible.

"I love you," said Harry. "I have to rescue Helga tonight. I want you to promise me that if you need something that you send Dobby or Winky to come and get me."

"I promise," said Draco. "Who will you get to help you tonight? I remember last night when you were done with Rowena. You needed to be carried back to our rooms."

"I will have the usual cast of characters to help me," said Harry. "Plus I will have Neville and Luna with me this time. Now why don't you get a little bit of rest? I will have Narcissa take over your classes for the next three days. I'm sure she will not object to that."

"Just be careful yourself," said Draco with a small yawn. "Come back to me soon."

"I promise," said Harry.

Harry left his rooms and saw Narcissa standing there. He asked her to take over potions for Draco and she agreed. Molly said she was going to stay in the castle for a few days to help clear up all of the rat holes and such. Peter Pettigrew had escaped back into the forest. Harry found Neville and Luna talking about what had happened. He told them when and where he was going and invited them along.

Later that evening Harry decided that it was time to go and rescue Helga. After collecting the rest of the group, Harry made his way to the divination tower. He ran his hand along the wall all the way up the stairs. At first he didn't feel anything. On his way back down, he picked up a subtle wave. He concentrated on that spot and a doorway appeared. He opened the door and allowed everyone to enter.

"Luna," said Harry. "I am going to have to find and undo the magic keeping Helga trapped. Summon the Hufflepuff sword. When I say go, I want you to slice through the green light that I will have in my hands. Please be careful not to cut me in the process."

"You can count on me Harry," said Luna summoning the sword.

"Spread out everyone," said Harry. "I don't see her portrait anywhere. It might be hidden behind something or under something."

The group all spread out and made their way around the room. They checked under the bed and other furniture. Neville was getting frustrated. He leaned up against a large picture of a crystal ball. With a yelp he fell in.

"Harry," he yelled panicked. "Help me."

"Where are you?" asked a frantic Harry.

"Calm down lover," said Draco in his mind. "He is not far and panicking will not do you any good."

Harry smiled and took a deep breath. Neville had stopped shouting.

"Neville?" Harry called. "Where are you?"

"I am behind the picture of the crystal ball," said Neville's voice. "I found a secret storage room behind the painting. I see Helga's portrait, but I can not touch it."

"Is the room spacious enough for two more?" asked Harry.

"Yes if they are small enough," said Neville.

"What if it is me and Luna?" asked Harry.

"Oh yes," said Neville. "There will be plenty of room then."

Harry touched the edge of the picture. The whole canvass swung around like a revolving door. Harry tried it again and watched. On the third time when he pushed, he caught the other side and held the door open.

"Hermione," said Harry. "Stun this dam thing. Neville come on out. Luna and I have to free Helga."

Hermione quickly stunned the door. Harry gently let go of the edge of the painting. When it did not close back he breathed a sigh of relief. Neville came out looking a bit sheepish. Harry laughed at his expression as he and Luna entered the room.

Just as was with Rowena, Helga appeared to be stuck. Harry repeated the actions that he did when he freed Rowena. He pulled the green light away from the frame.

"Now Luna," gasped Harry.

She swung the sword with accuracy slicing the green light in two. It screamed and then vanished.

"Thank Merlin you have freed me," said Helga.

"I am your descendant," said Harry quickly holding up his hands to stop her questions. "Rowena's prophecy came true. I am the heir of all four of you. I will have your painting moved so that it can sit next to Rowena's. For now, I need to go back to my room before I hit the floor. I have done an awful lot of magic today and my head feels like it is fixing to explode. I will let, Minerva and Luna tell you what is going on."

"Of course young one," said Helga with a smile.

Severus and Neville each supported Harry out of the room. Minerva and Pomona grabbed and end of the portrait and followed Hermione to the Great Hall where they hung her next to Rowena. From there, Hermione explained to the portrait what was going on and such. Meanwhile, Severus and Neville tucked Harry into bed after helping him change into matching pajamas with Draco's and tucked him in. Severus pulled out a vial of Head Ache Potion and left it on the night stand. Together they made their way down to the Great Hall.

"Harry and Draco surely know how to get themselves into a mess," said Neville to Ginny. "First Draco got hurt by Peter Pettigrew and then Harry using all that magic to save him. Now Harry is out cold due to the over use of his magic by saving Helga."

"Well they are a matching set," said Ginny. "Draco does just as many foolish things as Harry when it comes to protecting the opposite and the students and castle. Hey Neville, how about you and I sing a song for Harry and Draco? I think the castle will enable them to hear it."

"I'm game," said Neville. "After all, we are in the choir. Plus it would make Harry and Draco happy."

"Yes it would," she agreed. "Thankfully Harry taught us all how to cast that spell which allows us to hear the music from a CD."

She flicked her wand and the music started. The rest of the room looked around. When they began to sing, others in the choir added their voices to the song.

Help! I need somebodyHelp! Not just anybodyHelp! You know I need someoneHelp!

When I was younger, so much younger than todayI never needed anybody's help in any wayBut now these days are gone I'm not so self assuredNow I find I've changed my mind, I've opened up the doors

Help me if you can I'm feeling downAnd I do appreciate you being roundHelp me get my feet back on the groundWon't you please, please help me?

And now my life has changed in oh so many waysMy independence seems to vanish in the hazeBut every now and then I feel so insecureI know that I just need you like I've never done before

Help me if you can I'm feeling downAnd I do appreciate you being roundHelp me get my feet back on the groundWon't you please, please help me?

When I was younger, so much younger than todayI never needed anybody's help in any wayBut now these days are gone I'm not so self assuredNow I find I've changed my mind, I've opened up the doors

Help me if you can I'm feeling downAnd I do appreciate you being roundHelp me get my feet back on the groundWon't you please, please help me?Help me, help me oom

The occupants of the castle all laughed when the choir was done singing. The song fit Harry and Draco so perfectly. Those two depended on one another for everything. That was not saying that either man could not take care of themselves, but they did turn to each other.

AUTHOR'S NOTE – I will end this chapter here. I know it was rather long, but I wanted to show that when someone loves another, that they would do anything in their power to protect that person. Sometimes one half of a couple just can't do it alone. That is when the other half steps up to pick up the slack. Thanks for reading.

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