Teaching in the Future

The New Teachers

Chapter 5: The New Teachers

At the Gryffindor table, Harry Potter was talking to his friends, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, and Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny Weasley. He had just found out about the Order of the Phoenix and had spent an eventful summer with his godfather and ex-defense professor (for the record, the incident with the Dementor never happened in this fanfic).

"Hey Harry. Did you talk to Professor Lupin about your parents?" Ron asked.

"Yeah. It was so weird. He told me that they left for an assignment one day and came back almost a year later with my mom pregnant with me. Isn't that interesting?"

"Something's going to happen this year. I just know it." Ginny said.

"Did Snuffles have anything to say?" Hermione asked.

"He said it was a little blurry, but he had a feeling he'll remember as the year progresses."

"Those people must be our new DADA teachers." Fred pointed out.

"I wonder how good they are." George stated

"10 galleons they last only a year." Fred bet his brother.

"You're on."

"There is something weird about those three." Harry said looking at his soon-to-be mother.

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When Harry turned to look at the teachers, Lily had gotten a better look at him. When she noticed his eyes, she knew there was no doubt he was her son. Those green eyes were a dead give away.

After the sorting (I didn't feel like making up a song.), Dumbledore did his announcements,

"Welcome back to another year of Hogwarts. First years must be aware, as well as a few other students, that the Forbidden Forest is strictly forbidden. We have three new additions to the staff. Please welcome your new defense teachers, Professors Procyon White, Jamie White, and Rose White."

During the applause (minus the snakes), Lily and James made small bows while Sirius went off into a full bow like he had just finished acting. Lily and James sat back down after one bow, but Sirius kept on going and waving every once in a while.

"Thank you. Thank you. You're too kind."

"Sit down." Lily snapped at him.

James stood up and put his hands on his friend's shoulders and brought him down while everyone was laughing.

"You owe me 10 Galleons, George." Fred said

"Here's an I.O.U." He said writing on his napkin.

"I like Professor Procyon." Ginny said. "He has a sense of humor."

"I'm serious guys. There is something about them."

"Now. I have a few more things to say before dinner. Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus." Dumbledore told the residents of the castle.

Just then, the food magically appeared on the table.

"What does THAT mean?" Ron asked.

"It means: Never tickle a sleeping dragon." Hermione told him.

"How do you know that?" Harry asked.

"It's our school motto. Honestly. When will you two read Hogwarts: a History?"

"When my parents come back from the dead, Remus is no longer a werewolf, and Sirius is free" Harry stated.

"In other words, Never." Ron finished. "There's no need. You know it by heart. We can just ask you."

Hermione rolled her eyes and looked up at the new professors. Professor Rose was stealing some rolls off of her husband's plate with a smirk.

"I told you I would eat off of your plate." She said before giving him a peck on the cheek.

"I have a feeling I'm going to get along with Professor Rose." Hermione said to herself.

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