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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By ArabellaBlack

Other / Adventure

Prologue Part I

Prologue

February 25th 1980

At the end of Godric's Hollow live Sirius and Kassandra, who were excited for their little get together tonight just for all their friends. Sirius was a handsome young man that had black hair and grey eyes. He had a casual elegance that made girls swoon over him during his time at Hogwarts. Kassandra was a beautiful Greek woman that had tan skin with brown hair and brown eyes. She was also 9 months pregnant and ready to pop at any second.

Peter owled they earlier in the day to say that his mother was sick and he had to go to make sure that she was okay. The rest of their friends said that they would be able to make it. At 8 o'clock, James and Lily flooed into their living room.

'Prongs!'

Padfoot!'

Sirius and James hugged each other with pats on their backs.

'Hey Kas' said James coming to hug Kassandra, but finding it very difficult with the 9 month belly blocking their way. 'Good to see you again'

'Good to see you too James,' said Kassandra, giving him a smile while making her way to Lily.

'Kas! So when's the due date?' said Lily, with her 4 month belly, also finding it difficult to hug her best friend.

'Should be any day now, the healers said that it should be a couple days now. I just want to not be pregnant. Sirius wouldn't let me do anything without his help and if I do he gets mad at me!'

'I don't want anything to happen to you or the baby, I want the both of you to be safe. Is that such a crime?' replied Sirius, pretending to be offended.

'Anyways, where's Moony and Wormtail? Are they here yet?' said James

'Moony's not here yet. Should be anytime soon. Wormtail said that his mother wasn't feeling well so he's going to see if she's ok,' said Sirius.

Then their fireplace turned green and another guest walked into their living room.

'Hey everyone,' walked in Remus, with a smile and looking tired from the previous full moon.

'Hey Moony. Everything ok?' said James after hugging on of his close friends.

'Things are ok. Doing some work for the Order and trying to find a paying job. Same old,' said Remus while hugging Sirius and Lily.

'Hey Remus,' said Kassandra with a big smile on her face after seeing one of her best friends.

'Hey Kas,' replied Remus hugging Kassandra. 'Found out the gender yet?'

'You keep asking me Remus and the answer is still no. I want it to be a surprise. Sirius won't stop trying to guess what the gender is. It's becoming really annoying,' said Kassandra.

'Don't worry about that. Padfoot is always annoying,' said Remus, teasing his best friend.

'Hey! I resent that!' exclaimed Sirius.

'Anyways let's go into the dining room. We made some chicken and some – AHH! Sirius! I think my water just broke!'

'WHAT?!' exclaimed Sirius.

'Ok Kas, just breath, we'll get you to St. Mungo's soon. Just breath,' said Lily trying to reassure one of her dearest friends while she was trying to breathe properly. 'Sirius, pull it together. Now!'

'Yeah… um… St. Mungo's… baby… ok… yeah,' replied Sirius in a low voice while staring at his wife, who couldn't believe that it's happening now.

James and Remus weren't helping either as they both were staring at Kassandra, as if the idea of her giving birth hadn't crossed their minds until this moment.

'AHH! I think that was a contraction. Sirius we have to go now! The baby is coming!' said Kassandra, in pain.

Sirius continued to say things in a low voice, can't believe that his wife is going into labour. James and Remus were still staring at Kassandra.

Men thought Lily. 'Sirius take her to St. Mungo's me, James and Remus are going to get some of her clothes and we'll meet you there. Ok?'

'Yeah… sure… let's go Kas,' said Sirius.

Sirius grabbed onto Kassandra's arm trying to help her stand up and lead her to the fireplace.

'Um… yeah… well… I'll see you guys there,' said Sirius, flooing him and Kassandra to St. Mungo's.

'Ok. James, Remus clean up the kitchen and put the food away. I'll go upstairs and get some of her clothes. Ok?' asked Lily.

'Yeah… ok,' replied Remus. James still staring at the place where Kassandra was.

'James! Get a move on it! Our best friend is going in labour! She needs our help!' snapped Lily.

This got James moving with the help of Remus. Within twenty minutes they managed to put away all the food the Blacks set up on the table while Lily got some of Kassandra's clothes and wrote a letter to Andromeda, telling her about the baby. They flooed to St. Mungo's.

'Mr. and Mrs. Black? They are having a baby?' Lily asked the receptionist.

'Ground floor. The end of the corridor,' replied the receptionist in a bored voice while looking through Witch Weekly.

'Thanks. Let's go guys.'

As they we walking through the corridor they heard a scream from one of the rooms at the end.

'I SWEAR TO MERLIN SIRIUS! IF YOU TOUCH ME AGAIN I WILL I CHOP YOUR BALLS OFF! AHHH!'

Lily, James and Remus stopped and turned to each other. They all know that Kassandra is not someone you would cross. James once turned her hair green when she was sleeping in the common room and the next day there wasn't a single hair on his body. She didn't put back his hair for one week until he begged and promised that it would never happen again.

They decided that it was best if they all stay out and that she didn't know that they were there yet.

About twenty minutes later they heard a baby cry. They all sighed in relief that both Kassandra and Sirius' balls were safe.

A couple of minutes later Sirius came out of the door with the biggest smile on his face and found his friends.

'A girl! We have a girl! She's gorgeous! She looks exactly like Kas.'

'Can we see her now or does she need time to rest?' asked Remus.

'Yeah come in and see her. She's waiting for you guys.'

They all entered the room and saw a beaming and tired Kassandra with sweat all over face, cradling her baby.

She looked up and saw all her friends looking at her.

'Hey guys. Come meet her.'

Lily was the first one to reach her.

'She looks beautiful. Can I hold her?' asked Lily.

'Of course. Be careful.'

Kassandra showed Lily how to hold her properly, making sure that the head was being held safely. James and Remus gathered around Lily, looking at the baby.

'She looks beautiful. What's her name?' asked Remus.

'Arabella. Arabella Kassandra Black,' replied Sirius while looking at his daughter with a proud smile on his face.

'She looks like you Kas. Good thing. Imaging a baby that looks like Padfoot,' teased James.

'Hey! I am very handsome!' exclaimed Sirius.

'We know you are honey' replied Kassandra in an amused voice while patting Sirius's arm.

'Can I hold her?' asked Remus. Lily passed Arabella to Remus.

'Hey Moony. We were wondering if you would be her godfather,' asked Sirius.

Remus looked up from Arabella's face.

'Me? You want me to be her godfather?' asked Remus, disbelief in his voice.

'Yeah, and Lily, you'll be the godmother?' asked Kassandra.

'I'll be honoured,' said Lily with tears in her eyes.

'Good then it's settled. Remus and Lily will be the godparents,' said Sirius, still looking at his daughter.

'Hey, can I hold her too? I am her honorary uncle after all,' exclaimed James, waiting for his chance to hold his best friend's daughter.

Remus rolled his eyes but passed her along to James. Soon after Arabella opened her eyes.

'Hey look! She had your eyes Pads!' staring at Arabella's striking grey eyes.

Sirius and Kassandra smiled at each other. Sirius looked proud at his wife, going through labour and giving him Arabella, who he instantly fell in love with.

Lily and Remus looked over James' shoulders and saw Arabella's eyes.

'Aww! She looks so cute!' exclaimed Lily.

Remus looked at Sirius and Kassandra with a smile on his face.

'Congratulations you guys. She'll be a great wizard one day.'

'Thanks Remus,' said Kassandra, looking tired but still had a smile on her face.

She turned back to Sirius.

'Why don't you owl Andy and ask her to come? I'm sure she'll want to see the baby.'

'I already wrote to her, she should be here anytime soon,' said Lily, still looking at Arabella.

By the time James gave her back to Kassandra, Andromeda came through the door with Ted and Nymphadora behind her.

'Kassandra! Oh, how are you? Where's the baby? Let me see her,' exclaimed Andromeda with a happy giddy look on her face.

Kassandra passed Arabella over to Andromeda.

'She looks beautiful! What's her name?'

'Arabella Kassandra Black'

'Congratulations Sirius and Kassandra,' said Ted, shaking hands with Sirius and giving Kassandra a kiss on her cheeks.

Nymphadora, who was seven, was staring at Arabella with a frown on her face.

'I can't play with her! She's too small!'

All the adults in the room laughed at that statement.

'Don't worry Dora, she won't be small forever. You'll be able to play with her in a couple of years,' replied Ted with an amused smile on his face.

Nymphadora nodded and started to make funny face at the baby, trying to make her laugh. Arabella started to giggle and all the adults were staring at the grey-eyed beauty.

Sirius turned to his wife.

'Why don't you sleep for a while?'

'Not yet, I'll wait for everyone to leave before I take a nap.'

After a while the Tonks left, promising to visit them soon. Later, James and Lily too left, saying that they'll come see them tomorrow with loads of gift for Arabella. Soon it was just Sirius, Kassandra, Remus and Arabella.

Remus looked at Sirius and Kassandra.

'Are you sure you guys want me to be her godfather?' asked Remus.

'Remus, we want you to be her godfather. We discussed this before. We trust you with her,' said Kassandra.

Remus looked back to Arabella. Arabella, with her small turf of dark brown hair and grey eyes. He looked back at his friends with a smile on his friends.

'You guys did it. You made a baby. And a beautiful one at that! I was worried about that since it was going to be half Sirius,' said Remus, teasing his best friend.

'Hey! I am very handsome! Hence, my daughter is very beautiful,' replied Sirius, in a mick-offended voice.

'Sirius, we all know that you are handsome, but she gets it from me,' said Kassandra, who loved to tease her husband.

Sirius pouted while Remus and Kassandra laughed at him.

Later Remus handed Arabella back to Kassandra and said that he'll visit them tomorrow and will owl Peter about this.

Soon it was just that Blacks as they sat in silence, while Kassandra started to feed Arabella.

'She's amazing isn't she?' asked Sirius.

'Yeah she is,' said Kassandra.

'Why don't you sleep now? We'll still be here once you wake up,' asked Sirius, once he got Arabella in his arms.

He looked back at his wife and saw her asleep. He got a chair and moved it towards Kassandra. He looked back at Arabella who was staring at her father with her grey eyes.

'Hey baby. I'm your daddy. You know before your mom I didn't have much of a family. My parents weren't the best and my brother was no better. Then I met your uncles and aunts and your mother. Your uncles James, Remus and Peter will always be there. They'll turn you into a prankster like the rest of us. You also have your aunt Lily and her new baby that's coming soon. You also have Andy, Ted and Dora. You also have your mommy. She's the best. She'll teach you everything you need to know. She's very smart, caring and beautiful. I hope you turn out like her. She's the only one that keeps me in line and I love her for that. Then you have me, your old man. I'll never leave you. I'll be there when you start walking and talking. I'll buy you your first broomstick and see you off to Hogwarts. I'll also be there when you bring home boys that aren't good for you and scare then away. I love you Arabella.'

He kissed his daughter's head and started to hum quietly to her.

The next chapter will show some of Arabella's history and the chapter after that will start from The Philosopher's Stone from Harry's POV. The story will stay true to itself but with changes made to it. Please review!

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