Gab Hallowell would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Above and Beyond

By Gab Hallowell

Humor / Fantasy

Prologue

LILY

“Lily, it’s him! Take Harry and run!!”

I froze. No, no, no, no…not him. Please spare my family.

“Lily! Go!! I’ll hold him off!” James yelled again as he sprinted into the hall where the front door had just been burst off its hinges with a huge bang. I suddenly remembered that both our wands were left in the dining room, on the other side of the house.

James, I love you. I thought desperately as a sprinted up the stairs, my baby boy in my arms. Harry was first priority. I had to make sure he was safe. I made it to the top of the stairs but I couldn’t help but turn and take one more look into the hall. The door was lying on the floor with a tall figure in a long, black cloak with a hood standing on top of it.

James glanced back at me. There was no fear in his eyes; they were filled with the bravery and courage of a true Gryffindor. But there was love there too, the love he felt for me and for our son. My eyes filled with tears and before I could blink them away, James turned away from me, to face our intruder and enemy. The man we had been fighting and escaping since school. Lord Voldemort.

I realized I was frozen again on the top step. I forced my legs to run into the small room on my left. My body was drenched in fear and they moved stiffly. Just as I was entering Harry’s nursery I heard a cold, high voice say, or it was more of a hiss, the two words I dreaded hearing.

“Avada Kedavra”

No, no, please let James live. Please, he can’t have died. I begged in my head as the tears in my eyes spilled over, but the words were useless, I knew that. James had been fighting for me ever since we started at Hogwarts and he died fighting for me—not only for me, but also for our tiny boy.

I started barricading the door and cursing myself for not having my wand on me. We knew there was a chance of this happening. We knew he might decide to come for us. But not really for us, for Harry, though we had no idea why.

I turned and ran from the door to his cot, placing Harry gently there and then stood in front of it, with no idea what I was going to do. The window was too small and too high up and without my wand, there was no escape. I could hear Voldemort climbing the stairs. We were trapped.

I leaned down and whispered into Harry’s ear, “I love you Harry, my darling. And daddy does too. You’re going to be a great man and an amazing wizard someday.” I gave him a kiss on the left of his forehead, the tears now pouring down my uncontrollably. Harry just looked back at me with his big green eyes and I envied him. He had no idea what was going on, he didn’t know that his life, and his parent’s lives were ending in a matter of seconds. He reached up to me with his tiny hand and touched the tears running down my cheeks with a tiny frown.

I kissed his finger tenderly as I heard Voldemort through aside the door and everything I barricaded behind it. I turned to face my fate.


Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

gabita123mb: This story kept me up all night and the plot was great. I love how the author keep going with the story even though she was not interested in writing it anymore, but you may think "so as she didn't want to continue with it, it might be bad" Nooo is the complete opposite is such a beautiful book a...

akshita191230: Once I started reading, I just couldn't stop! I really hope there is a sequel to this story as I want to know what happened next!

Veronica: Seeing her grow and become from an amateur to a professional badass writer is tear jerking indeed. Her book kept me hooked from beginning to end and I hope she continues writing such amazing works

Sarita Pal: Love this book and I really looking forward for the sequel. Amazing writing. Keep it up and write many more books as well.

Jasmine Reed: It was an amazing book to read. I hope there is another part to it

saripal99: Amazing book, i mean this book is really very well written and the characters are honestly something (i actually loved each and every character in this book). The writer has excellent imagination and i loved this book wholeheartedly but the end made me sad (not that i am complaining) but i actual...

Blue123owl: Love this story so much I have it both on here and Wattpad I just love it so much !!

Isim Misi: Can't say enough,One ought to have a personal read through the book to know what I mean and feel about it😍😍

alice: Ok, so at first I didn't like it and didn't really want to like it either, because I thought it was going to be like all the other sexist-werewolf-arranged-marriage stories, with characters that don't actually have a character or opinion. But this one starts off the way but after only a few chapt...

More Recommendations

Alfi Siswosugito: So much intimate, a little humor, and a happy end! What else could we ask more? Oh, maybe a second story? Hahaha

VictimOfMyFeelings: This story is too amazing. Every single detail is spectacular. The plot is very detailed and well planned. The writing style is powerful and at the same time easy to understand. Not to mention that it is edited and doesn’t have grammar mistakes.

Sa'adah Achari: Lovely book to read. But, at the chapter thirty amd above the rank are disorder. Other than that, it's a good book to read.

Sana Salman: Simple and too short but gripping. The awakening and prom pushed me into my childhood and now I'm gonna watch Disney's cute animation once again! The thing I like about author, is the writing style. There's not much exaggeration and the story is simply to point. A nice little read if you're fed u...

Madelyn Hamlet: A truly enjoyable book. I hope there is a second one because I couldn’t put it down.

jjenaye: Love love love

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.