The Room of Requirement
Chapter 21: The Room of Requirement
Later that day,
"Hey Moony! Prongs! Remember John?" Padfoot said running into Remus' office during his break.
"Of course we remember." The other two Marauders said.
"I just got a letter. He's coming to Hogwarts for Christmas!"
"That's great. We can tell him we have a spot open in the Marauders." James said.
"Tell who?" a voice asked from the doorway.
The Marauders turned around and saw Harry, Ron, and Hermione standing at the doorway.
"Jonathan Newton. He was like the fifth Marauder. He never became an unregistered animagus. When we asked him if he would like to join the Marauders, he declined. I think that was because he had a serious crush on Sara and she was dating Wormtail at the time. They only lasted a week though." Remus explained
"Why didn't he join when they broke up?" Ron asked.
"He was still sore at Wormtail." James explained. "I don't blame him."
"Yeah. You're still sore at Robertson for dating Lily." Sirius joked.
"I am not." James said indignantly
"Sure." The remaining Marauders said sarcastically.
"Does he know about Mum and Dad?" Harry asked his godfather.
"No. He has been in America since he graduated. Come to think of it, I don't even think he knows your Mum and Dad even married." Sirius said.
"He cut himself off from the magical world to hide from Voldemort." Remus explained "Everyone suggested it."
"Why did Voldemort want him?" Hermione asked.
"Everyone knew he and Sara had feelings for each other except each other. Voldemort was probably figuring out that if he wanted Sara, he'd have to go through John." James told them.
"Wow. So he's coming back with Voldemort back in power?" Ron asked.
"Well, with Sara gone, Dumbledore thought it'd be safe for John. I don't know if John was told about her death though." James answered.
"Dumbledore asked me to tell him." Remus stated.
The "Golden Trio" grinned at each other.
"So, what can I do for you kids?" Remus asked.
"I just wanted to ask Dad where we were having our family "quality time"." Harry said.
"We'll meet here and then find someplace private." James told him.
"Alright. Thanks Dad." The gang said leaving.
"How are you going to tell him?" Sirius asked Remus.
"I'm not sure yet."
In the Gryffindor common room that evening,
"So you're stuck with family time?" Ron asked Harry.
"You make it sound like detention with Snape." Harry said.
"Anyways. Harry will spend time with his parents and Ron and I will look in the restricted section of the library." Hermione said.
"You can use my cloak and the map. Mum and Dad gave me a hall pass."
"Thanks mate." Ron said.
"Come in." Lily said as she sat and graded papers. It was a full moon and Spica, Melissa, and Sirius had gone to keep Remus company during his transformation.
"I'm here." Harry said as he entered the classroom.
"Hi Sweety. James! Harry's here!" Lily called to her husband.
"Great! We will be having the lessons in the Room of Requirement." James said.
"You haven't heard of the Room of Requirement?" James asked looking shocked. "We'll never make a Marauder out of you at this rate. The Room of Requirement…We'll show you."
The three Potter went up to the location of the strange room. When they go into it, there are three chairs and a cauldron.
"The Room of Requirement is a room at Hogwarts that only appears if it is needed." James explained to his son.
"The last time you brought me here, it turned into a broom closet." Lily remembered.
"And what were you two doing in a broom closet?" Harry asked his parents with a smirk.
"Nothing you should be doing." Both parents answered.
"And for your information, that was all Wormtail, Moony, Padfoot, and YOUR friends." James told his wife. "They tricked us."
"I went in thinking I was going to beat your father up, but then it turned into a makeout session." Lilly explained.
"Ok. Too much information." Harry said.
"I thought so. Today, we'll just be talking about the fundamentals. I brought the book we used." Lily said.
"Let me see that." James said grabbing the book. "THIS IS MORE IN-DEPTH THAN THE ONE WE USED!"
"I know." Lily said smirking. "For the time being, I just want you to read the book. No practicing." She added turning to her son.
Then, James transfigured the cover to where it looked like a Transfiguration Text.
"That should keep the suspicion off."