~Not all News is Good News~
This takes place at the end of the fifth book and the beginning of the sixth book.
A blond woman sat at a desk just starring at a newspaper in front of her. On the front page of the newspaper that was in her hands was a moving picture of a blond woman in a sailor scout outfit with two to other women wearing similar outfits as well. In the picture was Sailor Moon fighting a youma in the picture moving around. Above the moving picture it read in Japanese "Sailor Moon and her fellow Senshi Save the Day Again!" She juts gazed at the picture intently with a slight annoyed look upon her face before throwing the newspaper into the trashcan that was sitting on the floor to the left of the desk. After successfully putting the newspaper in the trashcan the blond woman turned her attention to the variety of moving pictures that were on the desk. One picture in particular caught her eye. There it had five young teenagers smiling at the camera happily with a carefree attitude with them. While looking at the picture, and thinking about the past, there was sadness upon her features with tears about to spill out of her usually blue eyes. Just then a sudden knock came from the door of the room she was occupying reverting her attention away from the cause of the pain she was feeling at the moment. She blinked her eyes quickly a few times to remove the tears that were in her eyes and force them back before answering the door.
"Come in." she called out while waiting to see who was on the other end of the door. The door opened towards her to reveal an older woman with shoulder length aqua hair and eyes, with a smile on her face at the moment.
"Serena, there is an owl for you that just arrived a few minutes ago." Upon hearing the news Serena raised her eyebrow curiously.
"Really? From Dumbledore, isn't it." She stated knowing full well there were only a handful of people she spoke to in her life at the moment and it usually was the old professor from Hogwarts the most. The woman before nodded her head before replying to the blond woman before her.
"It appears so." Came Michelle's simple response.
"I haven't heard from him since my…." Serena stopped suddenly realizing what she was going to say when a flash of pain erupted cross her face that the woman before her noticed. She held sympathy in her eyes for the blond, understanding the pain that she was going through, and wishing there was something she could do to make it go away for her. "My brother's death…" she finished the rest quietly. Michelle did not address the feelings that were clearly showing at the moment by Serena's words and actions knowing full well that Serena would rather not speak of the subject any further.
"Yes, which means he must have learned something new and important since our last contact with him." She replied swiftly trying to change the sore subject that had come up.
"Only one way to find out." She said pushing the emotions for her brother aside to keep her focus on the task at hand at the moment. She got up from her spot at the desk to go downstairs to read her owl she had received that was waiting for her.
A few minutes later Serena sat in the living room chair reading the letter in her hands quietly while Michelle and Amara sat in the love seat, Hotaru was lounging on the living room couch and Trista stood behind the love seat contently.
"Well, what does it say?" asked an impatient Amara before being slapped upside the head by Michelle. Hotaru just smirked at the usual antics of her family as she sat quietly patiently waiting for a response from the blond woman who was reading the letter.
"Stop being so impatient, Amara. You would think after all of these years you would have gained some patience by now." She replied to her while rolling her eyes at Amara's behavior. Just then they heard a loud sigh from across them signaling, that the blond before them, had finished the letter. She put the letter down while looking at her friends before her merriment in her eyes at the way they were behaving as usual.
"Well?" Amara asked with irritation evident in her voice as she did not get an answer right away from Serena.
"It appears that Albus has some interesting news about Voldemort he would like to discuss with me. But it must be very important because he would rather discuss it in person at the Leaky Caldron." She said to them with a frown on her face and the merriment that was just in her eyes vanishes away quickly as she spoke about business.
"Why would he want you to go to the Leaky Caldron? You haven't been there in years." Amara asked confused somewhat wondering if the old man was finally losing his marbles.
"Knowing Albus he has his reasons." Trista said wisely "It's not like he doesn't know Serena's stance and why we are here." She finished saying to everyone.
"Well, Serena, what are you going to do?" Hotaru asked finally having listened to everyone before her speak and observe their reaction. Serena looked at the younger woman before her who had concern written clearly in her purple eyes although she tried to hide it.
"Go, there is nothing else I can do." She stated simply to them all.
~The Leaky Caldron~
Serena sat at a table with a mug of warm pumpkin juice in her hands, her white cloak hanging over her body neatly. While sitting across from her was an older man with white long , his eyes holding a twinkle in them as he looked out his half moon glasses, and his long white beard that went past the table as he held his mug of pumpkin juice in hands.
"It is nice to see you again, Serena. How have you been?" He asked her politely with a smile on his face. Serena smile back as she spoke to the older man before her.
"Things have been good. Fighting one youma a day." She replied back casually to him.
"So I've heard about the latest heroics of Sailor Moon and her senshi." He replied with a knowing looking in his eyes. After all the years of speaking to him she had learned quickly not to question Albus of learning news and just shrugged her shoulders while speaking.
"Nothing new to report on our end as you all ready know but it appears you have some news on you end." She stated quickly getting straight to the point her smile no longer on her face as she sat there looking serious before him. Seeing Serena's change of attitude quickly knew she wanted to know exactly what was going on in the wizarding world and knew how to get to the point speaking about the matter.
"Yes, yes, I do have some news on my side to report." He started to say his tone quickly to one of importance as he spoke. "This is the reason we are here." He said. Serna just nodded her head in understanding while taking a sip of her juice. Upon seeing the rapid change of manner that he had made Serena realized something was not right whatever it was he was going to tell her.
"What, is it Albus? Get straight to the point." She said seriously at him never taken her eyes off him. Albus nodded his head before taking a sip of his own drink. Once had had put it down again he spoke again to the young blond before him.
"Very well, then. It seems young Mr. Potter is in grave danger." He stated to Serena. She looked at him with a disbelief look on her face upon hearing him say this.
"Well, of course he is. Everyone knows that Voldemort is after him." She said sounding a little agitated while speaking.
"Yes, but I am afraid you are the only one who can protect him now." He replied to her.
"What do you mean? He's been safe for five years going on six at Hogwarts with you there." She retorted back while looking around to make sure no one was listening to their conversation.
"True, but I can't protect him from Darien, Serena. You are the only one who can do that." He said to her. Upon hearing this Serena just sat still looking at this older man before her, her blue eyes wide and her mouth open in shock. Dumbledore gave the young blond sitting across from him a moment to understand what he just said knowing that this news was going to alarm her once it was revealed to her. Once the news finally hit Serena and she realized what it meant she quickly moved forward with the conversation although her eyes held concerned in them.
"Wait, you mean he no is just being evil and working alone. You're sure about this?" She said quietly to him. Although she knew he had made sure this information was accurate she had to hear it from his own lips that it was true because if it was it made things much more complicated.
"I'm afraid so my dear. Those youmas in Japan are a ploy to keep you there away from Harry. But you must come to Hogwarts not just for Harry's safety, but for your own too." He advised her. Serena notice what he said and raised an eyebrow curiously as to why he was worried about her safety.
"Why my safety?" She questioned him.
"Voldemort knows about you. He is no longer just after Harry, but you too." He answered her seriously. Serena just sat there letting everything she had just heard sink in. She knew what Dumbledore said was true. She knew she had to protect Harry but she had been gone from England for fifteen years and now it meant she had to go back and face the past she had left behind so long ago. The question was could she do it. 'It doesn't matter if I can face my past or not it has come too that I will have to at some point and when. There is no if.' She thought to herself. She closed her eyes shut taking a few deep breaths while letting all of this new information sink and process it. Dumbledore sat quietly letting her take her time to think. Another minute went by before she opened her eyes and look at him calmly although the corner never wavering from her eyes even if she tried to hide it the best she could from him.
"But you know why I stayed away all of these years. Harry doesn't even know about me being his…." She started to say to Dumbledore but was interrupted by him by raising his hand with a smile on his face.
"I know Serena. I am aware of the situation. I have everything worked out while you stay at Hogwarts. But there is no time to waste, school starts in a few days and you must be there." He pressed to her seriously. Serena nodded her head in understanding. She sighed heavily before speaking again.
"What the hell more do I have to lose? What is the plan?" She finishing asking him knowing she had no choice if she wanted to protect Harry.
Well, I hope you liked this first chapter. I am going to do my very best at making this a good fic that you will enjoy and love to read. If any one has any ideas for this story and would like to help me with this feel free to email me and let me know. I am open to all ideas although I do have the main plot down and the major ideas all ready to go.
Please bare with me as I keep all the names straight from the Harry Potter Series. I used to own all the books but I lent them out and never got them back so now I only have one copy which is in a box. But I will do my best to get things as accurate as possible.
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