Bridge to the Other Side

So, this is just a little chapter that I had an idea for. Hope you enjoy. By the way, in this story, Remus never got with Tonks, she got married and had Teddy with a fellow Auror. Also, I got this title from a group called Boyd and the Remembralls. You should totally go check them out if you’re a Harry Potter fan, they just do Harry Potter songs and one of them is called “Bridge to the Other Side” and it is about Harry’s feeling about Sirius dying. That is why I chose this title.

It didn’t hurt when he went through the veil. It felt like he fell asleep and immediately woke up again. He looked around. He was in a white room with a couple of benches and a door leading out of it. He started to reach for the door handle but it opened before he could get to it.
“James! Lily!” He rushed to hug the two, they looked sombre.
“Sirius.” Said James. “How? How did it happen?”
Sirius frowned. “Remember that lovely cousin of mine?”
“Bellatrix?”
“Yeah.”
“Oh Sirius! At least we found you.” Cried Lily. Sirius smiled sadly.
“Is there a way to see what’s happening in…The living world?”
“Yeah, we’ve been using it to keep an eye on Harry. What do you want to see?” Asked James.
“I want to see if he’s alright…”
“Sirius?” Said Lily threateningly. Sirius sighed sadly.
“If you didn’t know, Harry got connected to Voldemort’s mind…That night. Voldemort planted a fake vision in his mind of me being tortured in the Department of Mysteries. He wanted the prophecy. Harry came to save me with his friends, when I learnt what was happening I went straight there with the Order but there was already about ten Death Eaters going after them. We fought for a bit but… Bellatrix caught me off guard. I want to see if Harry, his friends and the Order are okay.”
“My baby. My poor baby.” Said Lily, her hands over her mouth, tears in her eyes. James put an arm around her shoulder.
“We would know if he was hurt. We’re his parents. We would know. He’s fine.” They walked into the separate room. “This is the bridge to the other side.” Sirius looked down. It was kind of like a massive Pensieve. About the size of a small swimming pool.
“Harry Potter.” Said James. Harry appeared on the wavy surface. He was crying, trying to go through the veil where Sirius had just disappeared. He had cuts all over his face and his lightening bolt scar was glowing. Remus had his arms around Harry. He was pulling him back, he also had tears running down his face.
“Remus…” Breathed James. “He looks so… Tired, worn out.”
Sirius now had tears in his eyes. He stuffed his knuckle in his mouth and bit down hard. James put a hand on his shoulder.
“Did you ever tell him?” He asked.
“No.”

Battle of Hogwarts

The three friends were watching intently what was happening. So far, Harry was fine. Hermione, Ron, Remus… All of the Order was fine. Except for Fred. Sirius went out to the room he had first arrived in and greeted him.
“Hi Fred.” He said with a sad smile.
“Sirius.” Said Fred. The man walked swiftly over to the twin and hugged him tight. They stayed like that for a while, Fred crying into Sirius’ shoulder. “I didn’t want to die. What about George?”
“I’m so sorry Fred.” Said Sirius. He pulled away and put both hands on each of Fred’s shoulders. “Come with me. I want to show you something.” Sirius led the way into the room with the Bridge to the Other Side. “James, Lily, we have a newcomer.” He gestured to Fred.
“Fred.” Said Lily. She walked over to him and gave him a long, friendly, motherly hug like Molly had done so many times before to Harry. “I’ve been watching you with your brothers. You were like a family to our baby.” She said with a bright smile. Fred didn’t say anything, he looked around, confused. “I’m sorry dear. You probably have no idea who I am, do you? I’m Lily Potter and this is my husband James Potter.”
“Hey there.” James waved.
“You’re Harry’s parents.” Stated Fred. “He-he misses you.”
“We miss him too…” Said Lily. “We’ve been watching over him.” She gestured to the small pool.
“George!” Fred gasped and ran next to James. He stared down at his twin who was crying over Fred’s body. “I still look better than him, even if I am… Gone.” He said with a sad smile.
James walked over to where his wife and Sirius stood. “Sirius.” He rubbed his eyes, trying to hide the tears. “I need to talk to you.”
At that moment, a new person walked into the room. Everybody spun around and stared at the man. Sirius was the first to move. He ran over to the man, jumped in his arms and kissed him. After several moments of the new man looking confused but also happy to be in Sirius’ arms, Sirius pulled away.
“Remus!”

 

Still searching

Chapter 30

Draco woke up early the next morning. Harry was lying across his chest, using it as a pillow. He stirred and Draco wrapped an arm around him.
“Morning.” He said.
“Morning.” Harry mumbled.
“Where were you last night?”
“In the air.” Said Harry, still half asleep.
“You went flying?”
“Kind of…”
“What do you mean ‘Kind of’?” Demanded Draco.
“Quidditch.”
“You were playing Quidditch alone?”
“No, with the kids.”
“Harry, please try to make some sense.”
Harry finally sat up a bit, Draco’s arm still around him.
“I want all four houses to get along so I invited them to the pitch last night for a big game of Quidditch.”
“And it worked?”
Harry smiled faintly. “Yeah. It was so good to just watch them all walking back up to the castle together, talking and laughing.”
Draco leaned back on the bed. “Wow.”
“I know. And McGonagall said it was impossible. You can’t tell any of the teachers though. This is between us and the students. You can come next time if you want.”
“There’s going to be a next time?”
“Of course. Every Friday at midnight.”
“The students are going to be exhausted today.”
“I know but it was worth it. And I bet they think so too.”
Harry showered quickly and got dressed. Draco,  on the other hand, took over half an hour to just do his hair.
“Come on! You’re so slow!” Complained Harry.
“I’ll be ready in a minute.”
“Well hurry up!”
“You two fight like an old married couple.”
Harry jumped around in the direction that voice had come from. “Fred? What are you doing here?”
“Ever heard of privacy?” Called Draco from the bathroom.
“Thought I’d stop by.”
“Couldn’t you have stopped by at breakfast?” asked Draco.
The ghost ignored him. “George is coming by today. Got some employees covering for him at the shop.” He said to Harry.
“Great. When’s he coming?”
“Between breakfast and lunch. He’s staying for dinner as well.”  He winked at Harry. “It’s been some time we haven’t cause some mischief here.” Fred wizzed out through the door.

Lessons went by slowly that morning. Harry couldn’t wait to see George. At midday he rushed out of the classroom and ran straight into the Weasley twin.
“George!”
“Carful there Harry. You might ruin that perfect face of yours.”
“Comme off it. How are you? How’s Bill and Charlie? Charlie still in Romania?”
“Calm down Golden boy. I’m here all day. Plenty of time for questions.” George laughed. “Come on let’s get some lunch, I’m starving.”
“You sound just like Ron.”
“Yeah right. I’m cool and funny. He’s just Ron.” They started walking down the hallway to the Great Hall.
“I wouldn’t go that far.”
“Just telling the truth mate. How’s it going with you two?”
“We haven’t really spoken lately but it’s okay I guess. I’ve forgiven him anyway.”
“Good. He was bloody miserable without you.”
“I’m glad he was. I’m his bestfriend.” Harry winked at the boy walking next to him.
“Your sarcasm had mounted drastically mate. Spending too much time with Malfoy I say.”
“That’s not what he would say. Or McGonagall.”
“What’s McGonagall got to do with your sarcasm?”
“It’s a long story.”
“I’ve got time.”
“I haven’t. I’ll ask McGonagall if we can have dinner in a separate room this evening. I’ll tell you all about it. Anyway, how’s the shop going? And you still have to answer the questions I asked you earlier.”
George scrunched up his face. “Right…I’m fine…Bill and Charlie are good too…Yes, Charlie’s still in Romania and…The shop’s great. Loads of customers, got a few regulars too, like Lee.”
“Cool.”
Harry and George talked all the way through lunch, just catching up. They were sad to hear the bell ring.
“See you tonight then. Hey, can Fred come? Even though… You know, he can’t…Eat.” George’s shoes suddenly became very interesting to him.
“Yeah.” Harry smiled sadly. “And do you mind if Draco comes?” The ginger quickly became himself again.
“If it pleases you Harry, I will endure it.” George sighed dramatically and went off to find Fred.

That evening, Harry, Fred the ghost and George sat around a small-ish table, waiting for their food to arrive.
“Draco couldn’t come. Said he had to speak to McGonagall.” Said Harry.
Fred and George both shrugged. “So, what’s this thing about sarcasm and all that?”
“Has George told you about what we were talking about before lunch?”
“Yeah, Georgie told me.”
“Draco, McGonagall and Professor Quipett all think I’m a Veela.”
“Well that’s just stupid.” Said George.
“Thank you!” Said Harry.
“We would’ve known if you were a Veela. How thick can you get?” Said Fred.
“At least two of you think it’s complete rubbish. I’ve been trying to tell them but they won’t listen!”
“But what does being a Veela have to do with your sarcasm?”
“Veelas emotions get heightened when they’re soon to or already have their wings.”
“Complete and utter rubbish.” Stated George.
“Thank Merlin you two believe me.”

That night, Harry waited for Draco to fall asleep and he slipped out of bed. He walked down to the Quidditch pitch again, this time with his own broom. He hesitated for a long time again before mounting. That was getting rather annoying. He loved flying, why not just get on with it? Something is going to happen to you, said a small voice in his head. Maybe some Death Eaters that are in hiding are going to get you again. Maybe Dementors will come for you. Maybe you’ll slip and fall.
“No.” Said Harry firmly. “Nothing is going to happen. I’m safe.”
He pushed off the ground and once again, the breeze going through his hair was liberating. He grinned as he twisted and flipped and spun. Soon enough, the wind picked up and he was forced to descend. He rubbed his icy hands together and half walked half ran back up to the castle. Maybe I should check the weather before coming out next time, he thought to himself.

My Love

Chapter 21
The next hour was chaos, people brought in family and friends dead or injured bodys. I couldn’t ever hear myself think. I couldn’t take the noise anymore so i headed outside. Neville came rushing up to me: “They’re coming, get everyone out here!” he said urgently. I ran back inside and amplified my voice with the sonorus charm: “Everybody get out! They’re coming. Quick!” I ran back out again and stood next to Neville. There was at least a couple of hundred deatheaters with Voldemort infront of them and behind him, was Hagrid. He was holding a body in his arms and was crying at the sight of it. Harry. I had completely forgotten he was to go to the Forbbiden Forest. My sadness turned into anger and hatred. That was the last straw-i ran before anybody could hold me back and and hit anyone infront of me with a stunning spell. Sunddenly, i was pushed back with an invisible force, into George’s arms, who had come running after me. Ginny tried to run to Harry but also got pushed back.

“Stupid girls. Harry Potter is dead!” Voldemort laughed. “Now, you put your faith in me. Harry Potter is dead, he repeated, turning to look at his followers who laughed at his words. Now, either you come to the dark side, or die, the snake like man turned around to look at the defeated teens, teachers and parents.
-Draco, the boys father hissed.
-Draco, his mother repeated, come.”

I swivelled around to look at the blond in shock, who was looking at me helplessly. Where had he been? He turned and walked reluctantly to the Dark Lord who gave him a quick, awkward hug.

I stepped forward.

“You and your followers killed my boyfriend today, the man i wanted to marry, i whispered, trying to not let the tears run down my cheeks. If i join you, could you bring him back?”

Deep down, i knew that was impossible. But i was so heart broken and desperate.

“Well of course, what is your name, young girl?
-Mina Iera.
-Well i’m sure you, your bofriend, he said with a discusted look, and child will love it here.
-Um, my what?
-I can feel it’s power. It’s stong, he said with an evil grin.”

I stayed planted to the ground shocked for what seemed like hours which were actually seconds, then i looked back at my friends and mouthed sorry. I turned back and saw my parents urging me to come stand next to them but went and stood next to Draco.
The next person to step forward was Neville, he picked up the sorting hat as he walked towards Voldemort.

“Well, i was hoping for better, the man and his followers laughed. What is your name, boy?
-Neville Longbottom.
-Well, i suppose we can find a place for you-, he was cut off as Neville started speaking again.
-I would like to say something. It doesn’t matter that Harry’s dead. He’s still with us-in here, he pointed to his chest, sure, we’ve lost lots of people today-friends, family… They didn’t die in vain. AND WE’RE GONNA WIN!” The boy took the Sword of Gryffindor out of the Sorting Hat and pointed it at Voldemort. Harry, who was supposed to be dead, rolled out of Hagrids arms and hit the floor. Draco took my hand and ran forward.

“POTTER!” he shouted and threw his wand to the now alive boy. He caught it and sent a spell flying at Voldemort.

Once again, it was chaos. I sprinted towards the woman who killed Fred and sent the killing curse flying at her. It hit her in the chest and she fell down, dead. I didn’t really know what was happening from then on, all i did was cast spells at anyone who got in my way-exept for the people on the good side obviously-until someone shouted: “Retreat! The Dark Lord is dead! Get out of here!” All of the deatheaters ran off exept, i noticed, Lucius, Narcissa and Draco Malfoy.
After getting over the shock, i slowly walked over to George who was standing with his family exept one.

“I don’t know wether to laugh, cry, or curl up in a ball and sleep forever, i stated.
-It’s over, he said wrapping his arms around me.
-And so is Fred’s life…I killed the woman who took him from us.
-Good.
-I loved him so, so much. I still do, and i always will.
-I know, me too.”

We had a small burrial for Fred. Only friends and family were aloud there. I stood up front with the Weasleys, Harry and Hermione. I was between George and Harry who was next to Ron and Hermione. I gripped Georges hand to comfort him and myself. Everybody threw a flower on his coffin and mud magically covered it. I burried my head in Georges shoulder and cried.

 

Five years later

“Mummy, why don’t i have a daddy?” Delilah asked sleepily. She was all tucked up in bed, ready for a good nights sleep.

I was shocked at her question, she had never brought her father up before.

“Would you like to hear a story?
-Oh, yes! the girl shouted.
-Shhh. Well, five years ago, when you were just a little seed in my belly, there was a very bad wizard. He was very powerful and the whole wizarding world was scared of him, even his followers. One day, he decided he was going to have a big battle in my school. I was distracted and a bad woman tried to kill me but your daddy jumped infront of me. Uncle Harry defeated the bad man and now, daddy’s in Heaven, looking down on us.
-Your dad was a brave man, said a low voice, i turned and saw Draco and George standing in the doorway. I wish i hadn’t been so mean to him, Draco said, looking at the ground.
-My brother, the bravest of them all.”

The end.

Note from the author:
This is it. The very last chapter. I hope you all enjoyed it! I loved writing it! See you in the next fanfic (or an actual story with my own carachters etc.. You never know!)

My Love

Chapter 18

Fred and i started walking back up to the school with George, Harry, Hermione and Ron; Draco was following us although i didn’t know until he came running up to me.

“Mina! Can we talk for a second, the blond glared at Fred my other friends, in private.

-Don’t be mean Draco, i turned to my friends, i’ll catch up to you in a sec, i said.

-You sure, Fred asked.

-Positive.

-Hurry up then.

-I will don’t worry, i pecked him on the cheek- i turned to Draco as everybody walked away, chatting and messing around, so what do you want to talk about?

-Mina… I-i’ll just show you.”

He leaned in, he was to fast-i didn’t have the time to pull away. The blond kissed me roughly but passionately. I pulled away.

“Draco! What do you think you’re doing! I have a boyfriend!

-I don’t see why you like him so much! He’s poor, he’s a blood traitor, he’s got a terrible family and isn’t half as good looking as me, he became red in the face-he was angry, very angry.

-How could you say that you horrible human being! So what if he doesn’t have as much money as you! If he’s a blood traitor, then i am too and his family is lovely! And i don’t care if-

I didn’t have time to finish my sentence, Fred ran up to us, roughly grabbed Draco’s cloak in his fist and punched him right in the jaw. I didn’t know what to to, i just stood there, staring, shocked.

“You bloody rat, don’t you ever touch Mina again and don’t you ever talk about my family like that again!” He went in for an other punch-in the stomach this time- as i finally came back to my senses and got between the two boys. He punched me and i dropped to my knees, clutching my stomach. Suddenly, i couldn’t breathe, he had knocked the wind out of me. I closed my eyes and concentrated on my breathing. In, out, in, out. Hermione came running up to us followed by George, Harry and Ron.

“Mina, she puffed, come on, we’re going to the hospital wing! Fred you idiot! What were you thinking?”

My boyfriend looked like he had just killed someone, the light that was usually in his eyes wasn’t there anymore. He still had Draco’s cloak tight in his fist but his arms were limp.

“Mina…”, he finally croaked.

Hermione dragged me up to the hospital wing. Once i had some medicine and the nurse was gone, i burst into tears. Hermione didn’t say anything, she just hugged me until my eyes were dry. Tear stains on my face, i lied down and slept like i had never slept before.

I woke up the next morning, not remembering what had happened. I rubbed my eyes and turned to the side as i yawned. Fred was next to me-what was he doing in the Slytherin common room? Wait-i wasn’t in the common room. I gasped as the momories of yesterday came back to me.

“Mina, i am so sorry”, Fred muttered. He had dark circles under his eyes-he hadn’t slept.

“Don’t…Don’t worry about it. I just want to forget what happened.”

Fred sighed in relief and took hold of my hand. We stayed like that for a few moments until Madam Promfrey said i could leave.

Draco came up to us in the hallway while we were walking to the Gryffindor common room.

“Mina-

-Don’t talk to me”, i was surprised at my voice, it had never come out so cold and emotionless.

I walked past the boy.

My Love

Chapter 17

The second challenge was nearly here and Harry still hadn’t figured out how to stay under water for and hour. We met up at the library with Ron and Hermione for a brainstorming session.

“Tell me one more time.”

Harry had recited what the voice had said from in egg about five times now.
I stoped listening and started thinking about the lessons we had; Transfiguration wouldn’t work, Harry wasn’t advanced enough for that, we hadn’t learned any potions that could help. Then i started think about who could help us; not an adult, nobody’s allowed to help the Champions but we had to, or Harry could loose his life! And then i got an idea.

“Harry, i said, summon Dobby!

-Why, he asked.

-Just do it!

-Ok…Dobby? I need you help.

Dobby appeared infront of Harry.

-Harry Potter, sir such a pleasure to see you again, and Master Weasley and Miss Granger, and-, the house elf lowered his voice, Miss.

-Hey, i said soothingly, don’t be scared, i’m not gonna bite.

-Mina’s our friend, Dobby, Hermione said.

-Pleasure to meet you, Dobby bowed down.

-You too Dobby, now i need to ask you something, the house elf looked at me quizically. Do you know of anything that would let Harry stay under water for an hour or more?

-Of couse! There is Gillyweed Miss Mina!

-Great! Could you get some for Harry, Dobby?

-Yes, i could give it to you before the challenge starts tomorrow, the house elf said.

-That would be great Dobby, thanks, Harry said.

-It’s a pleasure to help you, Harry Potter, sir, he smiled up at us and vanished.

-That was a great idea Mina, Ron said.

-It was nothing”, i smiled.

The next day was challenge day. I walked down to the lake with Fred, we were holding hands and my cheeks were red with the cold. Fred had lent me his scarf again-wich i had most of the time anyway.

We settled down and waited for the challenge to start.

“I hope Harry wins! i shouted over the noise.

-Of couse he’s going to win, Fred replied. He’s Harry! He’s the Chosen One!”

I laughed, and leaned my head against his shoulder. Shivers went down my spine when he wrapped his arm around me.

 

Note from the autor:
Hey guys, i think i am going to start posting every couple of days cause it’s quite hard to come up with a next  part to the story in a day when you ave no inspiration. And i have my exams coming up soon so i have to revise. Thanks for understanding.

My Love

Chapter 16

I went the next couple of weeks minding my own buisness but in the end i could bare it anymore. At one o’clock in the morning, i snuck into the boys dorms. I jumped onto Draco’s bed and hugged him tight. “I’m sorry. I’m so so sorry” i whispered over and over again, crying. Draco sleepily wrapped him arms around my shoulders trying to calm me. After a few minutes i calmed down and we went downstairs to not bother the other boys who were sleeping.

“What changed your mind? he asked once we had settled down.

-Draco, you were-are-my best friend.”

We said nothing more.

At breakfast, i walked in with a slight jump in my step.

“Why are you so happy? Fred asked, he kissed me on the cheek.

-Me and Draco are talking again, i said.

-Oh. I don’t know wether to be happy or worried.

-Why worried?

-Because he has a crush on you of course, George cut in.

-He hasn’t! Don’t be stupid. We’re friends, nothing more.

-We’ll see.”

The day went as it usually did until Draco stoped me between classes.

“Draco, we’re going to be late, i complained. I don’t want to get detention!

-You won’t. Just listen, please?

-You have thirty seconds.

-Well…Um, i-i think i love you, he blurted out.

-You-you what?!

-I love you.

-Draco! You know i-you know… I love Fred!

-I know… I’m sorry”, the blond walked off.

I rushed to the Gryffindor table in the Great Hall that evening.

“You were right! i said breathlessly. He does love me! my friends all looked  at me in shock.

-Nah. He don’t have feelings that git, Ron said, i glared at him.

-He does.

-He’s a human being, Ron. All humans have feelings even if you don’t see them, Hermione stated.

-He’s not human then, the ginger boy said.

-He does, my voice was getting higher.

-All right calm down.”

Ron continued stuffing his face.

My Love

Chapter 15

On a sunny, but cold morning in January, i got a parcel at breakfast. Inside was a peace of parchment with “I’m sorry” witten on it and a box of expensive chocolates. I slipped the note in my cloak pocket and passed around the gooey goodnesses. I didn’t want Draco’s apology chocolates, if he wanted me to forgive him, he would have to do something extravagant.

The next morning, i recieved flowers and an other “I’m sorry” note. I gave the flowers to Hermione.

I kept getting more presents and notes for the next week until i decided i had to stop all this madness. The next time i saw him, in the Slytherin common room, i stoped him: “Draco, you have to stop this nonsense. You’re making me mad!

-I’m so-, i cut him off.

-Don’t say it!

-I apologize. I just really want things to go back to normal.

-Oh and you want me to become friends with Pansy, i suppose, i snapped. It’s not gonna happen.

-Please give me one more chance, i’ll ditch Pansy.

-I believed in you, Draco, when no one did, not even your parents, and you just threw it all back in my face. It’s hurts, like mad. But it would hurt even more if i just pretended nothing happened. I have a boyfriend now, he flinched as i said the word, and friends, and i love them. I’m not going to let them go each time you come crawling back. I’m sorry.”

I had to leave, fast. Tears sprang to my eyes. It really did hurt. I ran off to my room, jumped on my bed and pulled the curtains tight, then, i cast a muffliato charm so nobody would hear me crying. Tears streamed down my face for what seemed like hours, until finally, they stopped. I peeked out of the curtains to look at the old grandfather clock in the corner of the room and realised it was half way through dinner. I jumped off the bed and walked slowly, all the way to the Great Hall. I slumped down in my, now, usual seat between Fred and George.

“Hey, where were you? Fred looked at me. Have you been crying? my friends all turned to look at me, concern in they eyes-exept Ron who was too busy with his food to hear anything around him, i ignored them.

-I’m fine, i started loading food on my plate. I’ve been…Sleeping.

-Sleeping? Do you really think i’m that stupid?

-Yes.

-Someone’s in a bad mood, George stated, i glared at him-now wasn’t the best time for sarcasm.

-I had a little chat with Draco if you really want to know, Fred staightened up and glared at the Slytherin boy.

-What did he do? he asked, not taking his eyes off Draco.

-Nothing i just went to tell him to stop sending me presents-

-But i liked the presents, George complained, i ignored him and continued.

-And i let the anger take control of me, and then, i just felt empty. I’m not sure i can go on like this for much longer. He used to be my bestfriend, i used to tell him everything, i looked down at my plate and pushed it away.

-I’m not fond of the thought of you being around Draco but i’ll accept any decision you make, was all Fred said.

-The thing is, i want to talk to him so bad, but i really don’t want to at the same time.

-Well i’m here for you.

-I know, i burried my head in his shoulder, i know.”