Sirius' Potion Mistake

Leaving Privet Drive

Chapter 9: Leaving Privet Drive

Harry came down the stairs dragging his things.

"Here. Let me help you with that." His father said at the foot of the stairs. "Wingardium Leviosa."

The trunk and cage floated down the stairs.

"Your mother could probably do it better." James admitted.

"So I've heard." Harry said as he came down the stairs empty handed. (His wand was in his pocket)

"Are you alright Harry?" his father asked.

"Yeah. Just overwhelmed."

"I can understand that. You finally have your parents back. And everything is going to be alright now." James said while putting an arm around Harry's shoulders

"Thanks Dad. Where are Mum and Aunt Petunia?"

"In the kitchen discussing things. I still say we put spells all over the house."

"When I first found out that I was a wizard, Hagrid gave Dudley a pig's tail." Harry said grinning at the memory.

His dad gave him a look.

"Long story."

"Well, we'll have plenty of time to hear it later."

Just then, Lily came out of the kitchen in a fury.

"Let's go." She snapped as she changed back into the blond.

"Rule Number One, Harry." James told his son "Is to NEVER get Mum angry."

"I'll make a note of it."

James transformed back into the redheaded man and rolled Harry's trunk out the door. Poor Sirius was being dragged next door by Lily.

"Why are we going to Mrs. Figgs?"

"Didn't you know? That's how we're getting to Remus' place. She's a squib."

This was news to Harry.


"Yeah. She was sent by Dumbledore to spy on you."

"How well informed of the situation are you?"

"Depends on how much there is to know. We know that Sirius went after Peter and was thrown in Azkaban for 12 years. We also know about the fact that you lived with the Dursleys. Dumbledore informed us about Mrs. Figg. We also know about Snape."

Harry paled at this.

"Don't worry. We won't do anything he doesn't deserve. We'll start on a clean slate. If Sirius and I pull something, it's because he deserved it."

"Wait. You and Sirius? You're coming to Hogwarts?" Harry asked hoping it was true.

"Of course. Oh. I will be needing my cloak though."

"It's in the trunk." Harry said as they caught up with Lily who had just ringed the doorbell.

"Hello Harry." Mrs. Figg said when she answered the door. "Albus said to expect you four soon."

"Why didn't you tell me before?" Harry asked his old babysitter.

"About you being a wizard? I wanted to, but the right people at the time to tell you would be your aunt and uncle. Otherwise, you would never believe me."

Harry thought about that for a minute. It was true that he didn't believe Hagrid at first.

"It's alright Mrs. Figg. I understand."

"Thank you. Now. Albus gave me enough floo powder for you four. Don't worry Mr. Black. I won't turn you in to the authorities."

"Thank you Arabella." Sirius said after he transformed.

Lily went first

"Remus's place" she said as she sprinkled the powder on herself after stepping into the fireplace.


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