Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter or the Lord of the Rings.

A/N: Here it is: the sequel to Lost in Middle Earth! I hope you enjoy it! I'm SO nervous that this story will be a bad case of sequelitis, so I sit, and write, and pray!

WARNING: Book 6 spoilers are EVERYWHERE! You should have Book 6 done by now before you read this, or you might be very confused! This takes place during Book 7!

Prologue: Dumbledore's Plan

Professor Minerva McGonagall stared miserably around the headmaster's office. It should have been hers now, but the school of Hogwarts might be closing and she didn't feel right here without Professor Dumbledore.

But Dumbledore was not completely gone. McGonagall had just turned towards the door when she heard a soft voice call out, "Minerva?"

She turned to see the portrait of Dumbledore staring at her. Fighting back sudden tears, she said, "Albus?"

"Listen closely Minerva, there is something very important I must tell you."

"Is this the thing Potter refused to tell me about last June?"

"No. Harry and I did discuss what I am about to tell you at the end of his fifth year, when I informed him of the prophecy, but we never spoke of it again. It is crucial that you understand everything I am about to tell you and follow my instructions without question. Harry and his friends need help on his mission, and I believe I know the very people who can help him."

McGonagall listened closely. What she heard she could scarcely believe. "Miss Granger did what?" she exclaimed.

"Yes. One of the greatest achievements of our time I believe."


"That, I don't know. All I know is that you should be able to find it in a place called the Room of Requirement."

"And you want me to go through…"

"And summon them, yes. It shouldn't be too difficult. They are very fond of Harry, from what I gather, and I am sure they will only be too happy to assist."

"But Albus- you said that only one of them is a wizard! What chance do they have against You-Know-Who?"

"A lot more than you realize Minerva."

"I don't know if this is such a good idea…"

"You mistrust Harry's judgment? Or mine?"

"Of course not!" said McGonagall, alarmed.

"Then please do as I say. The fate of the magical community is at stake."

"I will," said McGonagall.

"Thank you," said Dumbledore, "And now that that's been taken care of, I could use another nap…" McGonagall watched in disbelief as the portrait Dumbledore drifted off to sleep again. Then she quickly left the room.

A/N: That was pretty short, but that's what most prologues are. Please review! Next chapter will come tommorrow, and will continue in the daily pattern until school starts and I am sunk deep in homework!