(Edited: 12/20/2013)

Rating: K

Category: Harry Potter

Pairings: Harry/ Iris (OC) and Lily/James.

Warnings: Completely AU.

Summary: They thought he wasn't the boy-who-lived so for the greater good they left him with the Dursley's. Too bad they died the same night. When Lily discovers him adopted she is relieved but not for long. He, along with his parents, have gone missing.

Credits: To J.K. Rowling for writing the books in the first place.

"I have some news," Albus said. "It seems that young Harry has disappeared along with his parents. No one knows where they are." Lily sobbed even more and James just starred into space.

War Cry

Chapter 2

Rain or Shine

The room was extraordinarily hot. No one except Harry dared go in there seeing as he was the one who set it on fire. When he found out from the nun that his mother had come to visit he knew immediately that they were trying to find him so he could start Hogwarts. What they didn't know was he was already considered an adult in the Wizarding world.

His parents, although believed to be muggles were not, had a rare time flux trunk that passed down through the generations. They had started his training as soon he was old enough to walk and talk. He had been 3 when that had happened. Whether he had been studying muggles latest inventions or finding a way to get rid of Dark Wankers Horcruxes he worked rain or shine. Closing his eyes he found himself on the stage his parents had created for when he felt musical. He picked up the guitar and strummed softly. He then began singing as he remembered his old friend who was no longer alive. She had taken her life.

"I was coming to the end of a long long walk," Harry began singing.

"When a man crawled out of a cardboard box ,

Under the E. Street Bridge,Followed me on to it,

I went out halfway across,

With that homeless shadow tagging along,

So I dug for some change,

Wouldn't need it anyway,

He took it lookin' just a bit ashamed,

He said,

You know,

I haven't always been this way,

I've had my moments, days in the sun,

Moments I was second to none,

Moments when I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do,

Like that plane ride coming home from the war,

That summer my son was born,

And memories like a coat so warm,

A cold wind can't get through,

Lookin' at me now you might not know it,

But I've had my moments,

I stood there tryin' to find my nerve,

Wondering if a single soul on Earth,

Would care at all,

Miss me when I'm gone,

That old man just kept hanging around ,

Lookin' at me, lookin' down,

I think he recognized,

That look in my eyes,

Standing with him there I felt ashamed,

I said,

You know, I haven't always felt this way,

I've had my moments, days in the sun,

Moments I was second to none,

Moments when I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do,

Like the day I walked away from the wine,

For a woman who became my wife,

And a love that, when it was right,

Could always see me through,

Lookin' at me now you might not know it,

But I've had my moments,

I know somewhere 'round a trashcan fire tonight,

That old man tells his story one more time,

He says, I've had my moments, days in the sun,

Moments I was second to none,

Moments when I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do,

Like that cool night on the E. Street Bridge,

When a young man almost ended it,

I was right there,wasn't scared a bit,

And I helped to pull him through,

Lookin' at me now you might not know it,

Oh, lookin' at me now you might not know it,

But I've had my moments." Harry paused a moment to brush away tears from his face. He then straightened. He was a soldier; he could not cry. Taking a deep breathe he began another song. "Sunny days seem to hurt the most, I wear the pain like a heavy coat,

I feel you everywhere I go, I see your smile,

I see your face,

I hear you laughin' in the rain,

I still can't believe you're gone,

It ain't fair: you died too young,

Like the story that had just begun,

But death tore the pages all away,

God knows how I miss you,

All the hell that I've been through,

Just knowin' no-one could take your place,

An' sometimes I wonder,

Who'd you be today?

Would you see the world?

Would you chase your dreams?

Settle down with a family,

I wonder what would you name your babies?

Some days the sky's so blue,

I feel like I can talk to you,

An' I know it might sound crazy,

It ain't fair: you died too young,

Like the story that had just begun,

But death tore the pages all away,

God knows how I miss you,

All the hell that I've been through,

Just knowin' no-one could take your place,

An' sometimes I wonder,

Who you'd be today?

Today, today, today,

Today, today, today.

Sunny days seem to hurt the most,

I wear the pain like a heavy coat,

The only thing that gives me hope,

Is I know I'll see you again some day.

Some day, some day, some day."

Flashback...

"Got ya," she said squealing in delight. He spun around and a mischievous grin graced his features as he trounced her.

"Surrender," he said as he pinned her against the ground. She huffed and starred up into his eyes.

"No," She stubbornly said. Harry gave her a mischievous grin and her eyes widened. He began tickling her. "I-I s-s-surrender!" Harry got up and grinned. Breathless she laid next to him. She stabbed her finger into his side.

"Harry, do you think we'll live forever?" She asked her nose scrunched up as she studied her best and only friend. Harry glanced up at her.

"No, we can't live forever," Harry answered. She looked at him pouting.

"Why not?" She asked her curiosity getting the best of her.

"Because it would be to painful," Harry answered his eyes on the sky above them. "To have to watch everyone you love die and be unable to join them. To know that you will never see them again. It would be horrible."

End Flashback...

Flashback...

"Where is Audra?" Harry asked himself. With a dawning realization he knew where she was. Harry ran. He would not lose her too. She was on the ground. Around her the earth was quaking.

She was living up to her name. Storm. The rain was pouring down in sheets. Harry knew he was crying but he was too numb to realize it. Harry kneeled down next to her body. She had been laughing he realized. They hit her in the back with a killing curse. Far to many had gone down the same way. Weeping slightly he closed her vibrant blue eyes. He couldn't stand her starring at him a moment more accusing him as the very same eyes had done when her brother had fallen several months before. He was merely 14. He shouldn't have to deal with this. His body was aching he realized as he starred at Audra. She was gone and he knew it within his very bones. There was nothing he could do about it.

End Flashback...

With a sigh he placed the guitar back down and walked off the stage. He sat down on the steps leading up to it. What would she have him do? Hide from his biological family or show himself and find a way to take control of the horrid situation. He then thought about the Dursleys'. He wasn't going to give up this tradition, not because of them. With a sigh he stalked into the main room to let them know of the news.


"Let's begin the meeting," Albus said as he looked at his staff members. James and Lily were pale but seemed to have gathered themselves since they had received the news about their eldest son a few days before. Their children hadn't taken it well either. 11 year old Alexander refused to speak to the headmaster and helped his sisters whenever they were pranking him. 9 year old Emma Lilian had gone after the headmaster and made it so all he could say for a few days was how stupid he was. That had amused the staff members greatly.

Her younger twin sisters hadn't been happy campers either. Leona Alice had made the headmaster into a goat that very morning. Her younger twin Isabella Nora had the headmaster do a dance to the Macarena at dinner the night before. Albus had a suspicion that the girls weren't done. He was about to voice the first part of the agenda when a phoenix Albus had never seen before swooped in.

The phoenix was completely black save for the lovely blue eyes it had. It landed on the headmaster and stuck out its leg for him to remove the parchment. Albus undid the parchment and the phoenix swooped over to Fawkes. The parchment simply read:

Harry is coming to the orphanage.

Albus's eyes widened and he looked at his confused audience.

"Mr. Potter will be at the orphanage," Albus said. Several startled whispers broke out at that. It was at that moment the phoenix transformed into a young woman. She looked to be 17.

"I should hope so," her voice chimed thick with warmth. "Harry decided that his monthly tradition was well worth whatever plan y'all had hatched." Albus blinked.

"Who are you?" Albus asked. She blinked a few times as though finally seeing where she was at. She straightened her robes a bit.

"I'm his fiancé, of course," She replied. Pandemonium broke out at that. She rose her hand and sent out a loud BANG. They turned to look at her.

"Harry is 11," Lily said as she looked at the lady in front of her. "There is no way he could already be engaged." She seemed amused.

"Seeing as Harry is not 11 it is highly possible for him to be engaged," She said amused. They all starred at her confused. "Since he was 3 they've been training him in a time flux trunk that has been passed down for generations. Harry is actually 17." With that deceleration Lily broke out crying and James sunk into his seat.

"Why hasn't the quill picked him up before then?" Albus asked confused. She smiled.

"Simple," She answered. "He hadn't left the Time Flux Trunk until his 17 birthday." Several of them blinked.

"What is your name?" Albus asked.

"Iris Prince," She answered with an eye on her older brother. She noted that he immediately stiffened at the name.

"Are you related to Severus?" Albus asked.

"He is my older brother," Iris admitted. "I am the reason my mother ran away all of those years ago." She shifted uncomfortably under her brothers' stare. "She passed away when I was one. The General and his wife were friends with her and had taken care of me since."

"Why come back now?" Severus demanded. "YOU'VE HAD ALL OF THESE YEARS! WHY COME BACK NOW?" Iris stood quickly and returned a glare to Severus.

"Because I didn't know until earlier this morning," She retorted. "Our mother made them give oaths to not say anything until my 17 birthday. If I had know sooner I would have come sooner. Why do you think I was so damn eager to be the one to deliver the message? The second Harry found out you would be here he agreed it would be best for me to deliver the message.

He was so thrilled I had family left. He wanted to come with me to meet you. He was so damned thrilled because he knows what is like to be without family. He spent 3 and a half years in hell thanks to his lovely family who believed some hosh posh about Alexander being the boy-who-lived." Lily slammed her fist against the table.

"He is the boy-who-lived," Lily growled. Iris looked at her nails as though inspecting them before she responded. Severus could see a glimmer of amusement in her eyes.

"Oh yeah," Iris retorted. "Then why did they send the Hogwarts 4 founders to train him?"

(A/N: The first song is Memories by Emerson Drive. The second song is Who You'd Be Today by Kenny Chesney.)