Chapter 2: Introductions & Confusion
As Ron joined in on another group hug, everyone's attention seemed to divert to the people that had just walked into the great hall. I thought they were staying upstairs.
Crap! Well now the truth is out, Remus, Tonks and Snape were back from the dead. Just them 3 had entered. Good, if Harry saw mum and dad he wouldn't know what to do. He didn't know me, which hurt but it was reality, he will know me soon though. It all happened so soon. The three of them approached and people threw themselves at them. I was so baffled that this was even possible that I knew these people but they didn't know me. Harry, Hermione, and the Weasley's all threw themselves at Remus and Tonks and even Harry hugged Snape along with Hermione.
"What is happening?" McGonagall came running over.
When she caught sight of the scene before her the eyes below her glasses widened like she had seen a ghost, she may as well have.
"Fred? Remus? Tonks? Severus? How is this happening?"
By now everyone had crowded round all of the people that an hour ago were dead. Their minds must be as muddled as mine is right now, and this isn't even the half of it.
"We don't know. But here why don't we let Indina explain the rest." Remus said.
People didn't know who to look at, they didn't know me, but when Remus, Tonks, Fred and Severus all looked at me they all diverted their gave to me.
"Who are you?" Harry asked.
"Harry..." I stammered on.
"I know you. You're the girl I've been seeing in my dreams for years. Warning me when Voldemort was about to attack. Who are you though?" He asked.
"I'm Indina... Your sister." I said.
"What? That's not possible. My sister died 17 years ago." He said.
"Yeah and these guys were dead an hour ago. Everything is possible I guess. We don't know how it happened either but loads of us just woke up in a room together. Over the last 17 years I have had a life. I know every single person in this room but they don't know me because I've been in a trance since I died, and I lived the life I wanted to live only to find out today that it wasn't reality."
"I don't understand. Is it just you lot?" Harry asked.
"Hold on Harry. I don't think you should believe her just like that. She is saying she is your sister but you don't know for sure." Hermione said.
"Hermione but we have never seen her before, and she is with Fred, Remus, Tonks and Snape saying she is my sister who has came back from the dead. It happened to them 4 why couldn't it happen to her?" Harry asked.
"I guess it is possible." Hermione then turned to me. "You say you know everyone here because of your trance. Name some people." She said.
"Okay. Your Hermione Granger, your muggleborn. That's Ron, he's pure-blood along with his family Fred, George, Molly, Arthur, Bill, Charlie, Percy and Ginny who is dating my brother Harry. But last year she was dating that boy Dean Thomas." I said pointing to Dean. "Who now is dating Lavender Brown." I said pointing to Lavender. "Who used a love position on Ron last year."
"I don't understand. You weren't here, we don't know you but you know everything that happened." Hermione said.
"I was in a trance." I said.
"Yeah but how is your trance exactly the same to our world?"
"I don't know. But it isn't just us who is here."
"Who else is here?" Harry asked.
"There is members of the order including: Mad-Eye, Frank and Alice Longbottom." I said looking to Neville as his eyes widened and he started babbling but couldn't get the words out as he fainted. "A couple of people that I didn't know. Cedric... Dumbledore..." They all looked so surprised but I carried on... "Hedwig, Sirius... And mum and dad." I said looking straight to Harry.
"Mum and dad are here?" The tears in his eyes were evident. "And Sirius?" I could tell he was choking up.
"Yeah they are here." I said.
I expected Harry to run straight off to find him but he surprised me strongly by pulling me into a bone crushing hug. The tears spilled over my eyes at the display of affection. He didn't hate me then for surprising him like this.
"Where are they?" He asked pulling away.
"Dumbledore's office." I said.
Harry, along with myself, and pretty much everyone in the Great Hall followed behind us as we followed Harry who was racing up to see the parents he hasn't seen in 17 years unless it was through a photo or a mirror in his first year at Hogwarts. As soon as he bombarded into the office he didn't even hesitate to see if it was them just went straight to them as they pulled him into a hug. They all cried, and they gestured for me to join which I did. Then we all just enjoyed each other's embrace. I know I have seen them in my trance but it wasn't real, and I felt like I hadn't seen them in 17 years, and I missed them greatly. Once we had enjoyed the moment, and everyone had hugged everyone, including Harry and myself having a moment with our godfather; Sirius Black. Once everyone had said their hellos we all decided to go down to the great hall to discuss further about everything.
"I just don't know how this is possible." Dumbledore said. "But it is because I was in trance as well. I was carrying on with life, still the head of the school, but without my hand injury." He finished.
"I think I've come up with something. How long ago would you say you woke up from this trance?" Hermione asked.
"2 hours ago I would say." Dad said.
"And You-Know-Who died around 2 hours ago would you say Harry?"
"Yeah about that. Why?" Harry asked.
"Because what I think has happened is that You-Know-Who died 2 hours ago, the same time you lot woke up. He had a certain hold over his followers, so that if he called they would have to come, they would be automatically apparated to where he wanted them. And I think when he and his followers killed all of you lot because he wasn't that strong when you all were killed that he didn't kill you as such but put you in a coma type thing, and so when he died that coma woke you all. I don't know how that is possible but that seems to be what has happened." Hermione explained.
"Hermione, you're a genius." Sirius said. "That makes perfect sense." He added.
"Well I wouldn't go as far as making sense because this is an extremely bizarre situation but with everything running through my head that is the one that seems more possible, even though this shouldn't be possible. But finally after all this time of being in a war we can carry on, and we haven't had any permanent losses." Professor McGonagall said.
"I agree. After all the dark days this is finally the light at the end of the tunnel." Molly Weasley said.
We all agreed that after everything that everyone that was actually in the presence experienced this was an amazing thing. Everyone had all their families back, and as more people started appearing everyone finally felt whole again, like they're was never a war, and the only proof that there was a war is the broken down and destroyed castle and the memories of the once hurt but now healed victims. Then to celebrate everyone returning and becoming one again we all celebrated with our individual families. But for my family, who are the Potter's and the Weasley's mixed together even though we don't really know each other headed back to Grimmauld Place to celebrate. Once we arrived there, Sirius being the guy who had made the jokes along with the twins all the way home found his secret stash of Butterbeer and Firewhisky and we cracked them open, ignoring reality for the night and just having a good time before waking and figuring something out in the morning about where to go from here.
The next day, me being the only 18 year old plus who wasn't hungover swung myself out of the bedroom I had been allowed to sleep in along with Ginny and Hermione and creaked down the stairs of 12 Grimmauld Place; the old safe house. Luckily it didn't need to be used for that anymore and everyone could live in peace from having to deal with that monster for years since he gained power again. When Harry was trying to explain to me last night what he had to deal with since first year I was so stunned, because in my trance there was no Voldemort, just the happy Harry Potter who hadn't been famous since he was 1 years old. Once I walked downstairs into the kitchen I saw Harry sitting at the long wooden table talking to dad. They hadn't seen or heard me yet so I pulled back and hid behind the wall to see what they were talking about.
"Everyone always told me I looked like you, but I never really knew you so I couldn't agree. I only had 1 photo of you with mum and then a little one of Indina. Now I know what they are talking about. Seeing you in person and being able to talk to you like this and actually get a reply is so surreal. I never thought I would see you again. The weirdest thing is that your my dad but I don't know you. I want all that to change. To just live like a normal family because I haven't had that, except with the Weasley's, they were great to me, always have been." Harry said.
"I want that to change too son, and it will, we will know each other, we all need to start over again, so much has changed, obviously it has we were dead for 17 years. I'm just glad you had the Weasley's, but I also hate the fact of you didn't know you were a wizard until you were found by Hagrid." Dad said.
"You don't even know the half of it. For years I was the boy under the stairs who was treated like crap all the time until I went away to Hogwarts and when I returned they were all scared of me. But this may sound horrible but I liked that. After years of being thrown around by Dudley I liked the fact that they would no longer approach me."
"Don't worry son, everyone hated the Dursley's, they were the most un-wizard muggles I had ever laid my eyes on, but I only met them once, and even that was by mistake. We had passed them in London on the way to Diagon Alley. If it wasn't for Lily calling that Petunia women they would have just walked past, you mum was pregnant with you, around 8 months and Indina was almost 2. They had never met Indina, never even wanted to. They are disgusting human beings and always will be."
"You're telling me. But that is all over now and you're back and we can start over. But we do need to spend some family time together. How about me, you, mum and Indina go out for dinner tonight, just the four of us and we can get to know each other." Harry said.
"How about lunch? I don't think I can wait until dinner to find out about that small red headed girl that can't take her eyes off you." Dad teased.
"Oh, Ginny... That is-." I walked in just then so Harry could not have to go through the awkward conversation of explaining his either girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, or soon to be girlfriend to dad, he has had enough drama for the moment.
"Hi you two." I said.
"Hi Indina. What do you say to going out for lunch today, just us 3 and your mum to try and get to know each other all a little bit better?" Dad asked.
"Sure that sounds like fun. But for now how about some coffee? Anyone know where the coffee pot is around this house?" I asked.
Just then Fred and George came waltzing into the kitchen, looking surprisingly very energized to say they had drunk tuns of Firewhisky last night.
"Follow me my lady to the kitchen." One of them, I think Fred joked.
I thought he didn't know me. Well, that was a bit of a weird way to act in front of someone you just practically met yesterday. Oh well I can't complain. It is strange going from someone who used to date Fred to a stranger in less than 24 hours. But it was just something I would have to adjust to. Dad gave him the eye.
"Sorry sir, would you like some coffee?" Fred asked.
"No thank you... Fred? George? Harry has filled me in on the names today so just give me a while to remember and I will know you all like the back of my hand."
"Well then I'll just let you figure my name out while's I get some coffee for myself and George and your daughter." He laughed.
I followed Fred whiles George sat down next to Harry. He walked through the dining room and into a small kitchen area. He started potting around the kitchen making 3 cups of coffee whiles I sat at him, just enjoying the view.
"So Indina, can I talk to you about something?" Fred asked.
"Of course Fred." I replied.
"You know yesterday how you said we knew each other in your trance and how we were dating. Well last night I just couldn't shut my mind down on how I used to date you, but how now I have no idea who you are and I was just wondering if we could get to know each other. You seem like the type of girl I would enjoy having as a friend."
"We can absolutely get to know each other. And just so you know how when I said yesterday that in my trance I wanted to become an Auror, well out here it is different and I am very much into jokes, so I would like to think I am the type of girl you would want as a friend since we have the same interests. But also one weird thing is as well is that how in my trance we were dating, out here I feel like I don't know you at all, so I want to get to know you too." I said.
"Great. Well today I assume you want to spend with your family but tonight or tomorrow whenever your free just let me know and we can talk."
"Great. Oh and thanks for the coffee." I said taking my cup and heading in the direction of the dining room and taking a seat next to my dad as Fred took a seat across from me, next to George, looking forward to lunch to get to know the family who I never really knew, not really.
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