A/N: Ok. You've all been patient. Here it is. THE REVELATION OF HARRY'S ANIMAGUS FORM!
P.S. I don't own Harry Potter.
Chapter 29: Animagus
That Saturday, Harry woke up bright and early. He looked around to find his suitemates sound asleep. Ron looked as if he had spent half the night watching him.
Harry quickly scribbled a note to Ron and Hermione and went downstairs to the common room. When he got down there, he grinned when he saw Hermione laying on the table with a green blanket with tiny socks wrapped around her.
After he quietly left the common room, he went up to the owlery.
"I can't believe we missed him." Ron said.
"I know. I must have fallen asleep again. I woke up with the same blanket Dobby gave me the night before."
"How do you know it was Dobby?"
"I don't know." She said sarcastically, "Maybe it was because of the little socks on the material."
"Be thankful it wasn't underwear Harry used to set Dobby free."
"Do I want to know where you get these pessimistic ideas?"
"I do more than study you know."
"Hey guys. What's up?" Fred said coming up behind them with Ginny and George.
"Have you three seen Harry?" Ron asked his brothers and sister.
"No. We thought he was with you." Ginny answered.
The quintet looked over to the teachers' table to look for the Potters. James and Lily were there alright. They were busy talking to their friends.
"Maybe the Potter's know about where he is." Hermione suggested.
"We can ask later. It's MAIL TIME!" the twins shouted.
Sure enough, a flock of owls came swooping down into the Great Hall.
"Are you two expecting something?" Ron asked.
"Not really. We just like to see if anyone gets Howlers."
To their disappointment, no one got any Howlers.
Finally, a black owl that was smaller than Hedwig but bigger than Pig came swooping down and landed in front of Ron and Hermione.
"Do you know this owl?" Hermione asked Ron.
"No." Ron said taking off the letter.
As he read the letter, Hermione examined the owl. It was jet black except for a red mark on its head. Its eyes were a stunning emerald green.
"It's from Harry." Ron told the group.
Everyone leaned in to read it.
Sorry I couldn't make it to breakfast. I was just trying out something that Mum and Dad taught me. Mum and Dad said that I could show you guys the trick now. Sorry I didn't tell you before, but the condition to learn it was that I couldn't tell anybody. We can't talk about it in the open, so just send me a time and place to meet. I'll meet you guys there as soon as possible. Also, let me know if Fred, George, and Ginny will come. I think Mum and Dad are going to get Moony, Mistoffolees (which is John), Padfoot, Bushtail, Easter, and Adolpha to come. Send word with Archimedes (Mum named him).
"What does he mean he couldn't tell us?" Ron asked indignantly.
"It means "He couldn't tell us."" Ginny answered.
"If it's that big of a secret, we might as well…" Hermione started.
"Hey kidos." Sirius said from behind the teens.
They all turned around to see the Marauders and Maraudettes standing behind them.
"I see Harry sent you guys the message." Lily said.
"Why couldn't he tell us?" Hermione asked her.
"It's better to learn this without pressure. It goes faster." Lily said.
"Yeah. It took Lily a few months while it took me a few years to learn this specific trick." James added. "And I was under pressure."
"What trick was that?" Sirius asked.
"You'll see." The Potters told him.
"How about we meet in the S.S. at 2200 hours." John said.
Everyone stared at him.
"You guys are no fun." He said before taking the parchment and conjuring a quill.
"Who all are going?" He asked.
Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Fred, George, the Marauders and Maraudettes all raised their hands.
Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Fred, George, the Marauders and Maraudettes will all meet you at the Shrieking Shack at 10 p.m. We'll see you then if not before.
He let the gangs read the note before he tied it to the owl.
After it took off, he turned towards everyone.
"If we are going to keep certain things secret, we need to talk in code."
"You can at least tell us what the code is so we can decipher it." Spica told him.
Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Fred, George, the Marauders and Maraudettes all met up in the DADA classroom before heading off to meet Harry. Only James and Lily knew how their son planed to tell everyone. Around 9:45, they headed out towards the Shrieking Shack.
"C'mon Prongs. You know what this is about. Tell us." Sirius begged.
"No. That's Harry's job."
"You're no fun." Sirius pouted.
"Calm down Sirius. I'm sure that Harry and his parents know what they are doing." Spica told him.
"James knowing what he's doing. That's a new one." John laughed earning a whack from James.
They made it to the Shrieking Shack just in time to meet Harry. However, he was nowhere to be seen. Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Fred, George, Spica, Sara, Melissa, Remus, John, and Sirius looked around the Shack. When they got up to the bedroom, no one noticed the Potters looking up.
Finally, Hermione noticed where the Potters were looking at followed there gaze.
"Look!" She said pointing to the top of a bookshelf with claw marks on it.
Everyone looked at the bookshelf.
"Hermione, I know you like books, but if you'll look closer, there are no books on that shelf." Fred told her.
"Not that. Look closer."
"Hermione. You know of my condition. Surly you can figure out where those markings came from." Remus pointed out.
"I meant on top of the shelf." She rolled her eyes as she held out her arm in a right angle like a perch.
As if on cue, the same black owl who delivered Harry's letter swooped down and landed on her arm.
"Hey. It's that owl. What was its name? Aphrodite." George pointed out.
If anyone looked close enough, they could see the owl roll its eyes.
James tried so hard not to laugh.
"It's Archimedes." Hermione corrected him.
"I told you it was a bad name." James whispered.
"It is not. Besides, Harry agreed to it." Lily whispered back.
"Only because I told him the number one rule is never to make you angry." James told her.
"I think I know what's going on." Hermione said as she stared at the owl on her arm.
"Good. You can explain it to us." Sirius said.
"Why Sirius Black." Hermione gasped sarcastically. "Some godfather you are. You can't even recognize your own godson." She added when she sat down the owl on the floor and took a step back.
Everyone, with the exceptions of James, Lily, and Hermione starred at Archimedes. Or perhaps I should say, "Harry Potter".
"I should be used to being starred at by now." Harry said laughing at his friends and non- biological relatives.
"Well, you've had years of experience in that department." Hermione joined him in the laughing.
"I figured you'd be the first to figure it out. What tipped you off?" Harry asked.
"Different things. It was quite similar to how I figured out Remus' condition. I took various clues and put the together when I received a closer look."
"What clues?" Ron asked still starring.
"Ron. Quit starring. You know how much I hate it." Harry told him
Everyone looked away at this.
"First, there were the midnight outings with his parents. Even though they had 14 years to make up for, not every day was exciting." Hermione started to tell Ron.
"That means nothing, Hermione." Ron interupted.
"Then there was the sudden interest in Transfiguration. And more importantly, animagi. I'm surprised McGonagall hadn't figured it out."
"She never figured out we were animagi." James told her.
"Lastly, there was the owl. If you had paid attention in Transfiguration in 3rd year, you would remember that there is always some kind of marking on the animal. Harry, could you transform?" Hermione asked.
"Take a closer look at him." Hermione instructed.
"Now that I see him up close, I can see it now." Spica said.
Everyone agreed except Ron.
"I still don't see it."
"See that red marking, Ron?" Fred asked.
"On his head." George added.
"Oh. I see it now."
Harry transformed back.
"If you look close enough, the red mark is in the shape of a lightning bolt." Hermione concluded her lecture.
She paused before continuing.
"I would like a two-foot long paper on how to recognize animagi." She finished with a smile.
Ron, James, Sirius, Fred, and George starred at her in horror while everyone else laughed.
"HERMIONE!" Ron whined loudly.
"She's kidding Ron." Harry told him.
"Right. I realized how much like a teacher I was sounding so I decided to end it like a teacher." She told them.
"It wasn't funny." Ron pouted.
"Actually, it was." James argued.