Teaching in the Future

The Past and Future Lessons

Chapter 7: The Past and Future Lessons


It took a while for Ron and Hermione to calm Harry down about the whole "I never said they were unregistered," comment. He calmed down when he realized they probably figured it out with the way he pleaded. DADA was once again the favorite class of the school (minus the snakes). The Quiditch season was beginning as well. The first game was today.

I won't go into detail about the game. James and Sirius were really into it. Lily was also into it because her son was Seeker and she wanted to support him while she could. Snape was giving them looks of disgust because James and Sirius were reminding him of, well, James and Sirius. When Harry caught the Snitch, James and Sirius were jumping up and down like a couple of Gryffindor first years. James then pulled Lily into a passionate kiss while Sirius looked ready to kiss Snape, but then quickly realized what he was about to do before stopping.

At the feast, everything was going alright. James, Lily, and Sirius had gotten permission to sit at the Gryffindor table. They used the excuse that they were once in Gryffindor and wanted to sit there for old time sake. When they sat down next to Harry, Ron, and Hermione, the "Golden Trio" started to laugh.

"What's so funny?" James asked.

"We just realized that this is the fourth anniversary of the "Golden Trio" as everybody calls us." Ron said.

"They saved me from a mountain troll our first year and the three of us became friends. They were already friends." Hermione explained.

"What was a troll doing in the castle?" Lily asked.

"Professor Quirrel let it in. Although we thought it was Snape at the time." Harry answered.

"How did you save her?" Sirius asked.

"Harry stuck his wand up its nose as I used Wingardium Leviosa on its club as it was swinging at Harry. I knocked it out with its own club." Ron explained.

Lily starred wide eyed resisting the urge to hug her son.

"I lost us 10 points because I stood up for them when we were found." Hermione continued. "But they gained the points back for, as McGonagall put it, "pure dumb luck"."

"Sounds like McGonagall." Sirius said.

"So Professors, what brings you three to the Gryffindor table?" Harry asked.

"We were in Gryffindor when we came here. That was a long time ago." Lily said.

"We're older than we look." Sirius said.

"How old are you?" Ron asked earning an elbow in the rib from Hermione.

Sirius thought for a moment. "35" He finally answered.

"So you graduated with my parents?" Harry asked.

"Yes. I knew James Potter well. Fine man he was. Pity he died so young." Sirius answered.

"Then you knew my Mum?"

"Oh yeah. Your dad talked nonstop about her. It was always Lily this, or Lily that, or "Lily? Would you go out with me?" Once, I caught him making out with his pillow calling it Lily. Ow." He said before James kicked him. Lily gave James a look.

"Sirius never told me about that." Harry laughed.

"I-er-He didn't? That was one of my favorite moments."

"I guess Azkaban made him forget." Hermione stated.

After a moment of silence, Hermione decided to break the ice.

"What else will we be studying this year professors?"

"Well, we are going to learn defense against Dementors next." Lily stated.

Harry grinned at this. He could show off his patronus.

"Then we are going to learn how to tell animagi from regular animals." She finished.

"Wish I knew how to do that third year." Ron mumbled.

"Why?" Sirius asked.

"Remember when I told you about Pettigrew?" the professors nodded. "He disguised himself as Ron's rat Scabbers."

"Well don't worry. You'll know how to do it by the end of the year. We were also going to teach you about the Unforgivables, but we were told you already learned." Lily comforted them

The students nodded.

"We'll just review them. You children need to learn this stuff. Besides, we have information about them that only a few people know. I think they're dead now though." Lily sighed thinking about her friends from school.

"We can't wait."

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