Chapter one

Harry Potter married his girlfriend Ginny Weasley in a ceremony held at the Weasley home. All the family and friends were in attendance but so were a lot of acquaintances, even a reporter. Harry was an auror and to no one's surprise, he was excellent at his job. Ginny was picked up to play for the Holyhead Harpies and again to no one's surprise, she was an excellent chaser.

Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley were also married and even though Ron always wanted to be an auror, he never joined at the same time as Harry. For a year, he helped his brother George Weasley run Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, the magical joke shop. Hermione had done what everyone knew she would, she got a job in the department of regulation and control of magical creatures, trying to change the way magical creatures were treated, especially house elves. But after two years, she ended up changing departments and she started work for the department of magical law enforcement.

At the age of twenty seven, Harry Potter became head auror, the youngest person to even hold that position. But he wasn't given the job because he was the saviour of the wizarding world, he was given the job because he was good at his job. His former boss, Gawain Robards had said, Harry was made to be an auror and he was made to be head of the auror department.

From the time he was one, Harry Potter was known throughout the magical world, first as the boy who lived, then the chosen one and finally the saviour after his defeat of the worst dark wizard in history, Lord Voldemort. He admits that his win over Voldemort wasn't just due to his skill with a wand, but luck and chance played a big part. But from then on, Harry Potter was famous. He was the most famous person in the magical world, whether it was his country or others, he was known and respected. Harry didn't want to be treated differently, he didn't want any sort of special treatment, he wanted to prove he was more than just the saviour. So he worked hard as a young auror, working his way up until he was given the top job of head auror.

His married life, like any married couple, had its ups and downs. There were normal arguments and fights, especially in the first few years, but Harry and Ginny were extremely happy. When Ginny decided it was time to hang up her broom, she thought it was time to start a family. She had the first of the Potter children, James Sirius Potter was the eldest, Albus Severus Potter was the second Potter child and Lily Luna Potter was the youngest and only girl. Harry loved his children very much and even though he tried not to, he couldn't help spoiling all three. Growing up the way he did with the Dursley's, always wearing second hand clothes, never receiving Christmas or birthday gifts, Harry sometimes went overboard buying things for his children. That is what caused some arguments between Harry and Ginny, which usually sorted itself out after a while. He was also strict with his children and that mainly came down to the world they lived in and what he had been through in his life. But Harry was also a very loving father and very protective because his children were also a curiosity for the public. He tried to keep his children out of the public's view, especially pictures being taken of them when there were out or stories written about them, but like with him, he could never stop all the attention.

One thing everyone noticed about Harry Potter, he wasn't much of a talker and usually left that to either his wife Ginny or his best friends, Hermione and Ron and that again caused fights or arguments between Harry and Ginny. After the battle of Hogwarts, Harry, Hermione and Ron had filled the minister for magic in on what they had been doing before the defeat of Voldemort, Hermione and Ron doing most of the talking. All Harry asked was that certain details never get released to the public. After that, he never spoke about Voldemort unless it was to give a lecture on dark magic and dark wizards, which he did give to the students at Hogwarts once a year and to anyone involved in fighting the dark arts, like aurors and hit wizards. As he told everyone when they tried to question him about his involvement in the second war, that life was hard, especially for someone only in their teenage years, so all he would say was it was the past and that's where he was going to leave it.

Harry was involved with raising his godson Teddy Remus Lupin and even though he was young at the time, eighteen years old, he became very attached to the boy of his father's friend. He spent at least one day a week with Teddy and as he grew, Harry would tell him stories of the times he spent with Teddy's parents, but more about Remus as he only saw Tonks a few times.

Because of the death of their son Fred Weasley during the battle of Hogwarts, Molly and Arthur Weasley started to put on family dinners once a month. Even with all their children having their own families and busy working lives, all of them would try to make it to the Burrow to spend time with the family. All the Weasley's grandchildren were close and usually on this regular visit the adults would always get a game of quidditch going in the old orchard. When some of the children got old enough, they also joined in for a fun day of quidditch. But everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time at the Burrow. There was plenty of good company, good food and lots of fun.

Naturally as the Potter children grew and heard more about their parent's involvement in the war. They wanted to know as much as they could. All Harry would say is that they would learn what they needed during their Hogwarts years, which they were now doing. When Harry first started to give lectures on dark witches and wizards at Hogwarts, his children, his nieces and his nephews had finally started to see the side of Harry Potter that the magical world did and they learned the reasons he was liked and respected throughout their world. Harry's children, his nieces and nephews had always seen a quiet, but loving father and uncle. During the times at Hogwarts they saw the saviour and head auror, two very different personalities within one man and it gave all the children a new look at Harry Potter, which earned him more respect from his family.

With the three Potter children at Hogwarts, Ginny Potter decided to be a quidditch writer for the Daily Prophet. Even when the children were at home for holidays, she could still write about all the games without having to always go into her office, but sometimes she did have to go away even when the kids were home. When the children were at Hogwarts, she would work long hours and often go away to watch and report on all the games, but as Harry worked long hours and was away quite often, it worked well for both of them. During the holidays, Harry never went away, Ginny tried to always work from home, like Harry, but he always made sure that any auror that had children didn't have to leave their families during the holidays, Ginny sometimes had no choice.

As Harry was head auror, he had an office at home that his children knew never to enter without his father's permission because he often brought work home. The files and information that Harry kept in his office was dangerous and confidential. He made sure his children understood this so they never tried to find out anything by entering that room at the house.

Even though Harry was well off thanks to his parents and his godfather, Harry didn't spend a lot and he wasn't interested in lavish things. Ginny wanted a large house, the one thing they compromised on was where. Ginny wanted it on the coast, right near the water, Harry wanted Godric's Hollow, she got the large house, he got Godric's Hollow. The one thing Harry did do since he did grow up in the muggle world, he had a shed down the back of his property that was connected to electricity. He enjoyed the occasional movie and when he's kids got a little older, he would show them the odd movie, things that he would have loved to watch when he was a kid. Again because Harry was strict, his children were only allowed to have a movie night once a week, but he made sure they had a good time, with lots of movies and lots of snacks. It was the only day of the week he relented and let his children eat things like chocolates, lollies and chips. Another thing he had at his home was a swimming pool, which again was Ginny's idea, a large pool. Since Harry never learned to swim as a kid, he always felt a little jealous when he watched the Weasley family swim in the old pond, or students swimming in the black lake during the summer months. So since Ginny wanted a pool, Harry was determined that his children would learn to swim. The family did enjoy their times in the pool, whether it was just the Potter family or the extended family with uncles, aunts and cousins.

Like with any marriage where both parties worked, Harry and Ginny didn't always get a lot of time to spend together. They usually worked it so they could have one night together at least once a fortnight and that had worked well for both of them over the years.

Harry stepped out of his office, 'Ron, take care of the office, I'm heading home. I think the last few days has finally caught up to me.'

'I thought you looked a little pale, nothing serious is it?'

'No, I think I've just been overdoing it a bit. If I'm the same by tonight, I'll owl you and let you know. I might just need a couple of days off, but I think I just need some decent sleep.'

'You should, you never take any time off. So go and know everything here will be fine.'

'I know, thanks,' Harry gave a weary smile then left the auror office and the ministry. He stepped into his home and thought the only thing he needed was some sleep. This last case Harry had worked on seemed to have drained him. He knew Ginny was away and wasn't due home for another day or two. He hung his auror robes in his office before walking slowly up the stairs to his bedroom. Harry was just about to open the door when he thought he heard voices coming from inside his bedroom. He put his ear to the door and definitely heard voices, so he cast a charm, stood there and got to hear and see everything that was going on and who was inside his bedroom. He took the charm off, went back downstairs, poured himself a drink, then sent his patronus upstairs to let them know he knew what had been happening and knew what they were doing and that he was waiting downstairs. It didn't take long before his wife and her friend ran down the stairs and the three people stood there staring at each other, 'You, leave, now,' Harry said in a very cold and hard voice as he stared at Oliver Wood.

'Um, Harry,' Oliver started.

'Out,' Harry said and again his voice was hard, but so was the look on his face which made Oliver shudder before giving Ginny one look then hurried from the house.

'Go pack your stuff and get out.'

'Harry, this is my home as well,' Ginny said nervously.

'Was and since you were the one cheating, you lost it, along with everything else. So pack your stuff and get out. I will let you know when the court date is set for the divorce.'

'Harry, it was an accident, the only time this happened, please. Don't throw away years of marriage because of one accident.'

'Accident, you're naked body fell on top of him and your mouth just happened to fall on his cock. Get out,' Harry said fiercely, 'and I won't say it again,' Harry took a sip of his drink but never took his eyes from his wife. Finally she hurried back upstairs and packed, she looked once more at Harry then hurried from the house. Harry took his wand out then cast a few charms around his fireplace and his home. Even though he didn't feel like it, he went straight back to the ministry and into the legal offices. Once he explained what he was there for, he was taken into one of the offices where he worked on the paperwork ready to divorce his wife. Once he was done, the woman doing his case filed his forms and Harry headed home. He went straight upstairs, stripped the bed, throwing the old sheets, pillowcases and blankets into the bin before remaking it with fresh linen and blankets, then got into bed.

All he wanted to do was sleep, but right then all he did was think about what he'd seen and heard. While he was lying there, he thought about what he would say during the divorce proceedings. Since Harry had spent a lot of time testifying in court and he also knew the law, he knew Ginny had no case against him so he knew if she tried fight for the house or any money from him, it wouldn't work. So after working that out, he started to think about the children and how they would take the news that his parents were getting divorced and the reason why. Even though Harry would hate for them to know that their mother had been having sex with another man, word would get out and that came down to him being Harry Potter. But also Ginny and Oliver were both retired quidditch players, both had made names for themselves and both had played on the winning side at the quidditch world cup.

Oliver was also married and had four children, so that would also get into the papers. Harry had met Oliver's wife once and that had been at the quidditch world cup and thought she was a very nice woman, beautiful as well. Even though Harry had been there to support his wife, he was also there as head auror and to keep the minister for magic protected. The rest of the aurors had been assigned to protect the team and that was mainly just a precaution in case an obsessed fan of the other country tried to take one of the players out. And of course the minister always had an auror guard with him whenever he was out in public.

Harry wondered how Ron and the rest of the Weasley's would take this news since something like this had never happened in the Weasley family before. Harry realised he wasn't going to sleep yet, so he got back up and sent his owl to Hogwarts asking Minerva McGonagall if he could visit that he needed to speak with his children and it was extremely important. As James was sixteen, Albus fifteen and Lily thirteen. Harry believed they were old enough to hear and understand what was going on, they also knew that they would be questioned. Harry had told them enough times to keep their personal lives private, especially about him as they were always being questioned about their father. Since Harry knew he wouldn't hear from Minerva for a few hours at the earliest, Harry went back to his bedroom and even though he knew it would take a while, this time he did fall asleep.

A couple of hours later, Harry woke, showered and changed into his jeans then headed downstairs where he saw a large screech owl sitting on the back of his chair. He took the letter and the owl flew off, he unfolded the parchment and read before leaving his home.

Harry arrived outside the gates of Hogwarts and saw the new caretaker who opened the gates to allow him in. Harry nodded then walked up the long drive to curious looks from the students who were out on the grounds. Harry met Minerva just inside the doors.

'They're in my office Harry. What is going on because you wouldn't normally ask to come here unless it was something official?'

'You'll hear about all this anyway. I wasn't feeling well so I decided to head home. Well I got a bloody big shock, Ginny in bed with Oliver Wood. I've lodged the divorce papers straight away and I figured I should let the kids know before it ends up on the front page of the Daily Prophet.'

'Oh I'm sorry Harry, are you sure you can't work this out with Ginny?'

'I don't want to, that is something I could never forgive her for, she lost my trust. If she wasn't happy with any aspects of our marriage then she should have said something.'

'Alright then, you head up, I'll give you some privacy,' Minerva nodded then went into the great hall. Harry walked slowly up through the castle, still receiving curious looks from students, some saying hello, but most just stared. Harry took a couple of deep breaths before stepping into Minerva's office.

'Dad, is everything alright, mum's not hurt or anything is she?' James blurted out the moment he saw his father.

'No, so let's sit and I'll explain,' Harry gestured for his children to sit on the sofa while he sat on the armchair, 'As you know, anything to do with me ends up in the Daily Prophet or other newspapers and magazines. Something that has just happened will get out, might even be tomorrow. So I figured you three should hear it from me before others tell you.'

'Oh this doesn't sound good,' Albus said.

'No it's not and you three will be shocked. I won't go into details, but I left work early, I was a bit tired, due to the last case I was working on. Now you're mother has been away for the last couple of days and I wasn't expecting her home until tomorrow or the next day. She could never give me the exact day she would be home, but it was normally only a day different. When I got home she was there, but she wasn't alone.'

'What do you mean she wasn't alone?' James asked suspiciously and all three kids looked at their father, then each other before they stared at their father. But understanding slowly came to them and they weren't sure they wanted to hear their father say the words. They knew they had to know and their father was about to tell them, but it was still something that most kids didn't want to hear about their parent.