Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Harem The Rewrite (13/?) by Red Jacobson See Chapter One for all disclaimers and warnings
AUTHORS NOTE ON THE POSTING SCHEDULE: Starting with the Next Chapter of this story, I'll be switching to a Bi-Weekly Posting Schedule to allow me to get a cushion of chapters built up.
A couple of hours later
After waking Daphne up and helping her into the shower, the two of them had dressed and went looking for Eloise. When they walked into her office, she burst out laughing and shook her head, saying, “Are you going to leave me any girls, Harry? It's a good thing I've got some more starting tonight, or I'd have to close!” He knew she was teasing, but he still felt bad about bonding so many girls while he was here. He started to apologize, but she waved him off with a grin, “Don't worry about it, Harry, you did tell me when you first arrived that this might happen, so I'm not angry.”
Gesturing for him and Daphne to take seats, Eloise called for an elf to take their drink orders. When they all had their drinks, Eloise leaned back against her desk and said, “In a way, the fact that you are bonding several of the most popular girls, and yes, Daphne, you were extremely popular, is good for the other girls. I don't know how much you know about this place, Harry but, one of the things that allows me to stay open is that any girl who wants to work here, as long as she's taken her OWLs, I have to hire her, no matter what. Unfortunately, some of them haven't been overly blessed in either looks or figure, and, with some of the other girls working here, they aren't as popular and it's hard for them to earn any money, and that causes problems with their self confidence, among other things.”
She took a long drink of her butterbeer, and sighed, “There's also the problem that some of the girls are here only for the money, and, if they don't have enough clients, will force themselves into participating in some, distasteful acts that pay more. None of the girls are forced to do anything, but, for those that want to make money, we do have clients who have rather 'specialized' quirks, and they tend to be hard on the girls they are with. Don't misunderstand me, the girls aren't permanently hurt, but I've noticed that if a girl subjects herself too many times, it affects her badly. Honestly, I wish we didn't have to offer some of those services, but, like it or not, this is a business, and if I didn't offer them, they'd just go somewhere that did.”
Daphne had a strong feeling that Eloise was telling them something very important, and knew that she would be going over this memory multiple times with her trainer and the empaths in the department to figure it out. She glanced over at Harry and saw his jaw tighten, it was obvious that he wasn't happy about what she was telling him, but doing his best to hold his temper. She was about to whisper to him to keep calm when he spoke in a controlled voice.
“I understand what you are saying, and I'm going to ask you to do me a favor. For the rest of the time I'm here, if there is a girl who you feel is in danger from these activities, I want you to let me know. I'll spend time with them, and hopefully make them feel better about themselves so that they don't have to indulge in these, as you call them, distasteful activities. Can you do that for me?”
Although he phrased it as a question, both Daphne and Eloise recognized it for the command it was, and Eloise quickly agreed.
Leaving her office, Daphne went up to her room to relax and do some reading before dinner and Harry decided to do the same.
After giving Daphne a toe curling kiss, to much wolf-whistling in the bond, he had climbed up the steps to the third floor and entered his room. He was pleasantly surprised to see that the elves (or more likely, Dobby) had cleaned it up and changed the linens on his bed since the day before.
Stretching out on his bed, he spent the next few hours reading through one of the books Susan and Fleur had found for him. This one was about the make-up of the current Wizengamot, and, while he found it rather dry and a bit outdated considering the recent deaths, he knew it was information that he would need in the future, especially when the time came to take his seats.
He had just reached the end of a chapter going over the rules for meetings when his stomach grumbled, reminding him that he had used a hell of a lot of energy since lunch time. He smiled to himself as he remembered his earlier activities. 'A hell of a lot better workout than Quidditch, that's for sure!' he mused, before putting the book aside and heading down for dinner. When he got to the dining room, it was empty, except for Katie and Alicia.
“Wotcha, Katie, Alicia!”
“Hey, Harry” Alicia smiled
“Hey, Stud” Katie purred, smirking at him as Alicia giggled.
Sitting down next to Alicia, he smirked, thinking 'So you want to play, do you, Katie? Well, two can play at that game!'
“How are you girls today?” Harry asked, “I haven't seen you two since the night I wore Katie out,” he finished.
The two girls burst out laughing, and Alicia said, “You really have changed, Harry! Back in school you would have just blushed and run away. I do like the new you.”
“I thought you'd figured that out already, Alicia,” Harry said, as he grabbed a plate and started filling it up. “But, anyway, how has life been treating you? I've been kind of busy for the past couple of days, so what's been going on?”
“Oh, the whole house knows you've been busy, Harry!” Katie laughed. “If you only learn one thing while you are here, it's that, when it comes to sex, girls gossip just as much as guys do. It was less than an hour after Lavender got back to the lounge that another chapter in your legend was making the rounds.” Harry groaned, and Katie giggled, “What do you expect, you're here less than two hours, and you've satisfied a Veela so thoroughly that she swears off all other men? And then you turn me inside out and upside down, and wore me out so badly I slept for almost 12 hours! Is it any wonder that the girls are all hoping you'll pick them?”
Harry grinned wryly, “Well, if I'm going to be talked about, I guess it's better that it's for something I've actually done.”
“I can only imagine,” Alicia said, “But I'm curious, do you think you'll have time to keep the DA going next year? After all, several of us have our NEWTs coming up, and the training sessions were really helpful getting the practical side down.”
Harry nodded, “I'll have to talk to the Headmaster, but it would probably be a good idea to make it a formal organization, especially since the Toadwoman of Azkaban is no longer an issue.” He paused, “That reminds me, I'll need to make sure that my Quidditch ban has been lifted so I can play next year.”
Katie grinned, “That's for sure, after all, how are we going to act out your Chasers in the Shower Room fantasy if you aren't on the team? And, speaking of that, I spoke to Angelina, and while I didn't mention any names, I mentioned that particular fantasy and it got her so turned on she jumped me on the spot! She's going to make it a point to stop by next Friday, so don't be surprised if she seeks you out for 'quality time'”
Harry's eyes glazed over, picturing the scene Katie described. He was pulled from the vision by Alicia clearing her throat, he looked over at her, and saw an amused glimmer in her eye before she spoke.
“I know it's an attractive thought, Harry, and I can tell you from personal experience it's even hotter in person! But she won't be here for several days, and before she does, I want to try you out for myself. I was too sore the other night or I would have jumped you then. Do you have objections to that idea Harry?” She finished with a smile.
“Not at all, in fact, my evening is clear, if you don't mind waiting until I finish eating?”
“You two have fun, I have an appointment in a couple of hours, so I need to go grab a shower and put on my makeup. He likes me to wear a certain look when he visits,” Katie said, as she kissed Alicia and left the table.
“Have fun, Katie!” Harry said as she left the room. Turning back to Alicia, he said, “I'll admit, I've had fantasies about you, and your fellow chasers, but to do justice to them, we really need to be in the locker room shower, and it would be difficult to get there this afternoon, so do you think Katie and Angelina would be open to some flying next weekend?”
“I'm sure that could be arranged,” Alicia smirked “In fact, Katie and I were talking about that before you came down. We just need Angelina here so we can make sure she's interested, but I'm sure she will be.”
“Excellent, so, the important question is, do you have any fantasies I can help you with today?”
Alicia leaned back in the chair and thought for a couple of minutes, before shaking her head. “Not that I can think of, Harry. Most of my fantasies either have a strong element of risk in them, like going at it in public where anybody could see us if they happened to look the right way, or they require more than one guy, and, frankly, other than a really wild night I spent with the Weasley twins, there aren't many guys who are willing to do that.”
Harry's eyes widened at the thought of Fred and George, and grinned. “Okay, I can't believe I'm saying this, considering the conversation we are having, but TMI!” he finished with a laugh. Then, thinking for a second, he said, “Okay, you like the possibility of being caught, right? I know this is outside the boundaries of Eloise's, and if you aren't interested, that's fine, but, what would you say to meeting in one of the toilets on the Hogwarts Express?”
Alicia's eyes lit up from the thought, but then she frowned, “As much fun as that sounds like, Harry, I really can't risk it. What happens here is just sort of accepted and people just don't talk about it, but once I leave here, I'd have to worry about my family's reaction if I was caught, and I can't afford to take that chance, sorry.” She shrugged, apologetically.
“Hey, don't worry about it.” Harry said putting his arm around the unhappy girl “It was just a thought, and I certainly don't want to do anything that could possibly cause you problems.”
“I appreciate that, Harry, I really do. It's nice to talk to a guy who in interested in fulfilling my fantasies, instead of worrying about fulfilling theirs, but I've accepted that some things should just stay fantasies.” She brightened a bit, “So, why don't the two of us forget about fantasies for the time being, and just be a guy and a girl enjoying each other?”
“Sounds like a plan!” Harry said, as he got up from the table and offered Alicia his hand.
When they got to Alicia's room, she said, "Just have a seat in the chair, Harry, I'll be out in just a minute." Leaving Harry sitting in the chair Alicia cast a quick silencing charm on the door and went into her bathroom.
A few minutes later, she came back out and smiled at Harry's reaction to her new outfit. She had chosen her appearance with great care. She decided the night before to seduce Harry as soon as possible; the outfit she was wearing was her Hogwarts Uniform, of course it was a bit small on her since it was from her 3rd year, but she liked the way it hugged what curves she had.
"Now, I may not have been totally truthful about you being able to help me with any of my fantasies, Harry. I did have one fantasy that you starred in. I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but I love to dance, and I've always wanted to do a strip tease dance for you. So, sit back and enjoy the show, okay Harry?”
Harry smiled and relaxed, sitting back in the chair as Alicia started the wireless. As Alicia swayed to the music, she reached up and started unbuttoning her uniform shirt, giving Harry a teasing glimpse of her bra in the opening of the shirt. Somehow, seeing her Gryffindor tie hanging down between her breasts was one of the most erotic things he'd ever seen. Alicia grinned at his reaction, and tugged the tails of the shirt out of her skirt. Turning around, she shrugging her shoulders, allowing the top to slide down her back and puddle at her feet. Alicia glanced over her shoulder, and suppressed a giggle as Harry shifted in the chair, trying to ease his obvious erection.
"Enjoying the show, Harry?" she teased.
"Sweet Merlin yes! You're killing me, Alicia!" he groaned.
"You can loosen your trousers, if you want to, but, don't touch yourself! This is my fantasy, and I want to be the one to do that!"
"Yes Ma'am!" he said, trying to hide a grin as he opened his trousers and lowered the zipper.
Alicia stood there, in her bra with the tie hanging down, and her skirt, and, crossing her arms over her breasts, slipped the straps off of her shoulders. And then, turning around, so her back was to Harry, she reached back and unhooked her bra. Still slowly swaying to the music, she slid her arms free of the bra straps and held the cups over her breasts with her hands. Turning back towards her soon to be lover, she looked him in the eyes as she smiled.
Dropping the bra, her smile widened as Harry grabbed onto the edge of the chair, to keep from reaching for her. Deciding to tease him a little bit, because she was enjoying his reactions, Alicia slid two fingers into her mouth, and teased her nipples into full erections. Then she reached down and unzipped her skirt. Sliding the skirt down, she stepped out of it, and stood in front of Harry, swaying to the music wearing nothing but her knickers and school tie.
Even though she knew quite well that Harry had plenty of experience, the way he was watching her was almost like he'd never seen a naked girl before. 'I guess none of the others did a striptease for him, but I bet they will learn!'
Taking the same two fingers, she slid them into her knickers and fingered her pussy, then, when they were wet, rubbed her fingers over Harry's lips, letting him lick her juices off.
"Do you like the taste, Harry?" She whispered, "That's what you do to me, you get my pussy so wet for your cock!"
"Oh, Alicia, I love it when you talk dirty like that! And you're gonna give me a heart attack if you keep teasing me like this!" Harry groaned, his knuckles turning white from the pressure of holding onto the arms of the chair.
"Oh, you poor, poor baby!" she smirked, "I just want you to remember this scene, next year when we are in the common room, you look over at me studying, and you picture me standing in front of you like this. I'll bet you anything you like that you won't be just thinking of me in the shower any more, will you?"
"Uh-uh! No, never again! I'm not gonna be able to look at you, and not think of how beautiful and incredibly hot you are. In fact, Alicia, you are going to make me have a sticky mess in my
shorts, very soon, because you are getting me so turned on!"
"Oh, really?" she said, drawing the words out. "That's what I want - you can wash your shorts later, but, for now, there is something I've wanted to do for ages now!"
As she was speaking, Alicia straddled Harry's lap, her knees on the chair, on either side of his legs. Rubbing her knicker covered pussy over his straining cock, she moaned at the contact and leaned forward so her breasts were at Harry's mouth. "Suck them, Harry, I know you want to!
Go on, suck my titties!"
Harry eagerly locked his lips on her nipples, teasing each one in turn with his teeth and tongue. His moans joined with Alicia's as they rubbed against each other, finally crying out at they brought each other to climax. Alicia collapsed against him, panting, as they both caught their breath.
Harry recovered first, and wrapped his arms around her, saying, "Alicia, that was absolutely amazing! You are wonderful!"
Alicia snuggled into Harry for a minute, enjoying the afterglow, and said, “Thanks, Harry, I enjoyed it too, but you ain't seen nothing yet! Let's get you out of those clothes and take this to the bed, okay?”
“Sounds good,” Harry said, as he helped her to her feet. Quickly stripping down except for his boxers, he was very glad he still had some of the stamina potion in his system, because he was still ready for duty. Bending down, Harry picked Alicia up and carried her over to the bed.
Alicia looked up at him and smiled, "Yummy! You look good enough to eat, Harry, are you ready to help me with the rest of my fantasy?"
Harry smiled and slid out of his boxers. Dropping them to the floor, Alicia gasped at the size of his erection. "Wow! It's bigger than I thought! I thought Katie was exaggerating! I can't wait to get that monster in me!"
Harry chuckled as he sat down next to her on the bed. Laying back, he wrapped his arms around her, and pulled her into a kiss. Moving down, he started kissing her neck and working his way to her breasts. Alicia moaned as Harry licked one breast and ran his hands over the other, before switching to the other breast. Alicia lifted her chest, trying to force more of herself into Harry's mouth, as she sighed in pleasure.
As Harry worked his way down, kissing and licking her belly, Alicia started panting in excitement. When he was down between her thighs, she spread her legs and reached for her knickers. Harry grabbed her hands and moved them back to her sides.
"Patience, Alicia, this is how you want it, so relax and enjoy it!" He nuzzled the soaked silk, running his tongue along the surface, and licking the juices that had seeped through. Alicia was whimpering with need as he took his time, teasing her, before finally sliding a finger into the leg opening, and moving the fabric aside.
"Oh, Harry, touch me, please!" Alicia begged, trying to lift her hips toward his mouth. Taking pity on her, Harry slid his tongue across her lips and started moving his tongue into her. He moved along her outer lips, using every skill he had learned over the past few weeks, and was pleased when some of them got gasps and whimpers from Alicia. When she was moaning constantly, he used his hands to bring her legs closer together, and, using his teeth, tugged her panties off.
When she was completely nude, Harry stopped for a moment to admire her. Alicia opened her eyes and looked at him, "What's wrong, why did you stop?" she demanded.
"Nothing's wrong, Alicia, I just wanted to remember how beautiful you are at this moment." He said, before moving his mouth back to her pussy and started sucking on her swollen lips. Then, he slid his index finger inside and rubbed her inner walls. When she was stretched enough to allow him to move one finger easily, he added a second and a third.
As her pussy stretched to fit him, he gently rubbed his fingers around inside of her, searching for Alicia's clit. When he nudged it, he was rewarded by Alicia's moaning, and tightening around his fingers. Pulling his fingers out, he slipped his tongue in and began licking her pleasure center and moving in further, locked his lips around her clit and started to suck.
Alicia shrieked and began to babble incoherently, as the waves of pleasure hit her. "Oh, oh, oh! So, so, good!"
Harry looked up and grinned, "Enjoy that, 'Licia?" and he ducked to avoid the weak swing she made at his head.
As she lay there, panting, Harry stood up and stretched, moving to the side of the bed. Alicia's eyes lit up as she saw him bouncing as he moved, and, licking her lips, she said, "Harry, why don't you lie down beside me, there's lots of room, and, besides, there is something that I want to do now!"
Smiling, he said, "Oh, I do enjoy how your mind works, Alicia!"
She looked up at him through eyes hooded with passion and said, "I told you that I've had a fantasy about you, about giving myself to you, in every way possible, and one way to do that is to make you feel as good as you just made me feel." Then, patting the bed beside her, she purred, "Now, lie down here, because I'm going to suck your cock!"
Harry quickly climbed onto the bed beside her. Alicia giggled at his cock, waving at her, and rolled on top of him. She kissed him, enjoying the taste of her juices on his lips, and, moving down his neck, she paused to nibble on his earlobe before running her tongue along his jaw. Nipping at his throat, she chuckled as he whined, "Alicia, please, you're killing me!"
"Yep! It's called teasing, don't you like it?"
Kissing her way down his stomach, she paused when she reached his cock. She stared, fascinated, at the droplets of fluid at the head. No matter how many times she'd done this, she always enjoyed seeing how worked up the men got. Of course, it was different this time, because she really did like Harry and he had already given her more pleasure than most of her visitors were able to in the whole time they were there.
Sticking her tongue out, she slowly licked the head, gathering up the pre-cum, `Oh! He's been eating right, it tastes good' she thought, as she licked the edge of the head, then licking up and down the shaft. Wrapping her lips around the head, she gently sucked, enjoying the noises Harry was making. Taking a deep breath, she lowered her mouth down on his cock, taking about half of it into her mouth. 'Damn! He's getting bigger in my mouth! That feels weird! Harry sure likes it though!' she thought, as he moaned her name. Pulling back, she licked the underside of his shaft, and felt the vein pulse against her
"Alicia! I'm gonna cum!" Harry gasped, tapping her on the shoulder. Moving her face back, she pulled his cock from her mouth and watched as he spurted jets of cum from the end. Moving quickly, she was able to catch most of it in her mouth and swallow it, but, some still hit her in the face. Feeling his hands under her arms, she allowed him to lift her up until she was laying in his arms. Grabbing a tissue from the nightstand, he gently wiped her face clean before kissing her on the lips.
"Alicia, that was incredible! Thank you!”
"You were pretty amazing yourself, Harry! You're almost as good as Katie with your tongue. Of course, she has an advantage that you don't, since she knows what she likes.”
Harry looked at her for a minute, “Well, I suppose that makes sense. But if you really want to drive her crazy, remind me to teach you a tongue lengthening charm I found. I would have used it earlier, but, would you believe you got me so turned on that I forgot?”
Alicia snickered at his embarrassed admission, and soon he was laughing as well.. Holding each other tighter, they both laughed until tears were rolling down their faces. Finally, Alicia caught her breath, and, when Harry calmed down, she looked up at him, and said softly, "Harry, make love to me now, please?"
Smiling at her, Harry said, "As you wish" and rolled over until he was on top of her. Alicia spread her legs, and took a deep breath as she felt him enter her for the first time. Looking up, she saw her lover smiling down at her with tenderness in his eyes as he moved to kiss her.
As his tongue entered her mouth, Alicia felt him moving deeper inside her, She wrapped her arms around him as Harry pulled back and then shoved his hips forward, She moaned at the fullness, but relaxed as she stretched out to accommodate his length. Harry didn't move, allowing her to adjust to him, until she smiled up at him, "Go ahead, Harry, I'm okay now." He slid back and started pumping into her Alicia gasped at the fullness, as well as enjoying the feelings as he brushed against her sensitive inner walls.
"Faster, Harry, faster!" Alicia cried. Harry reached down, put her legs over his shoulders and started pumping faster and faster. Alicia felt waves of pleasure hitting her, feeling him inside her, and she cried out as she came. Her muscles tightened around Harry and the sensation overcame him as well as he joined her in orgasm.
Collapsing on top of her, Harry rolled to the side, holding Alicia so she was lying on top of him again. Kissing her, he said, "Wow! Just Wow!"
"Mmmm, me too" Then Alicia smirked down at him, "So, are you sleepy?"
He smiled back, his cock stirring to life at the lust in her eyes, "Surprisingly, not at all, why, what did you have in mind?”
"Good! Because there is one more thing I want to do while we are together, something that
I rarely do, because I didn't enjoy it that much, but Katie said how good you made her feel, so I wanted to experience you for myself."
"Okay, you've got my attention! Do you want me to tie you up? Is that what's got you so hot and bothered, Alicia?"
"No, well, not this time anyway, but, ever since Katie told me, I've been picturing you taking my arse! I usually don't care for it, but, ever since she told me about what you did to her, I started imagining you doing that to me, and I got so excited, the next thing I knew, my knickers were on the floor, and I was fingering myself! After a while, I wet one of my fingers, and I stuck it in my bottom, Oh Harry, it felt so good! I added a second finger, and I almost passed out, I came so hard!" Then her eyes widened as she felt his cock roar to life inside her.
"Oooh! I see you like that idea too! So, what do you say, big boy? Wanna fuck me in the arse?" She purred, blushing at her dirty talk.
"Why, Alicia, I never realized you had such a wonderfully dirty mouth! I think you better plan on sleeping on your stomach tonight; because I'm gonna make your bum really tender. Now, let me get you ready, Now, do you have any lubricating oil?"
"Of course, it's in the night stand."
Moving out from under Alicia, he left her lying there on her stomach as he searched for the bottle of baby oil. Grabbing it, Harry picked up his wand and cleaned and stretched her out, knowing that he would have to be extremely gentle with her. Setting his wand down and opening the bottle, he dripped the oil into his hands, warming it up, before rubbing his fingers into her ass crack.
Working a finger into her pucker, Alicia grunted, "Yeah! That's it!" and he pumped one finger for a minute or two, before working a second finger into her. After she stretched to accept a third finger, Alicia said, "Do it now! Fill me up, Harry!"
Harry pulled his fingers out and rubbed the oil onto his cock. "Reach back and hold yourself open for me, okay?"
Pushing his head into her, it slipped in easily, but he grunted at the tightness.
"Oh, Harry! It feels so good! Better than I imagined! I love this! Give it to me, please!" Alicia cried out, pushing herself against him.
Harry moaned when he found himself buried in Alicia's ass to the base of his cock. Then, gripping her by the hips, he pulled back and pushed forward, pumping into her as she pushed back onto his cock. Leaning forward, he moved his hands to her breasts and started playing with her nipples, and whispered in her ear, "Play with yourself, Alicia! Finger yourself like you did when you imagined me doing this to you! Can you do that for me, Alicia?"
"Uh-huh! Anything, I'll do anything Harry, it feels so good!" She reached between her legs and slid her fingers into her pussy, rubbing herself in time to Harry's thrusts.
Harry sped up his pumping, the tightness of her ass was almost overwhelming, but he wanted to wait until Alicia came before he let go and flooded her with his cum. Alicia's moans were picking up as she pushed back against him. After a few minutes more, Alicia cried out in pleasure, and Harry, feeling her contract against him, finally let go of the orgasm he'd been holding, and, with a shout, pulled out of Alicia's ass and coated her cheeks with his cum.
Lying down beside he wrapped his arms around her, kissed her, and they both fell into a deep, exhausted sleep.
Just After Midnight
Hermione and Cordy were relaxing in the kitchen, having a late night cup of tea as they waited for Xander and the others. Cordy had gotten a call from Xander earlier, so she knew that everything went well. Hearing the Land Rover come to a stop in front of the house, the two of them got up and went to the door. Cordy opened it and the seven hunters walked in, all of them extremely tired and more than a bit dirty. Raising an eyebrow at her husband, Cordy waited for him to say something.
“It was actually fairly simple, we found their trail right where Hermione said it should be, and we tracked them easily. Needless to say, they refused to come quietly, and started to transform and attack us. We dropped a portkey on the bodies, and they should all be in the morgue at the DMLE.” With a grin, Xander said, “Now, it's been a sweaty night, and you know how Faith gets after a night like this, so, if you can give us a few minutes to shower, we can continue this conversation upstairs.”
Cordy smirked and turned to Hermione, “I'll see you in the morning, babe.” before giving her a kiss on the forehead and following the others up the stairs. Hermione grumbled about parents with a more active sex life than hers and followed them upstairs. She saw Aunt Willow standing in the doorway of the room she and Buffy always shared, and heard her giggle as she pulled the blonde into the room, shutting the door behind them. She watched the rest of the adults heading into the master bedroom, except for Vi, who went up to her room alone.
Hermione felt a little sorry for the red haired Slayer, and decided to offer her some company if she wanted it. Knocking on the door Vi had entered, it was opened a moment later and Hermione said, “Everybody else is going to be busy for a while, and,” she grinned, “I've learned it's best to stay off this floor if you want any peace and quiet because they don't believe in being quiet! Anyway, I'm going to have another cuppa, if you wanted to join me.”
Vi smiled, “I'd like that. If you can give me a few minutes to clean up and get changed, I'll meet you down in the kitchen.”
About 20 minutes later, Vi came down dressed in sweatpants and a t-shirt, a towel draped over her shoulders. Sitting down at the table, she poured herself a cup, and, taking a sip, sighed with satisfaction. “It's been too long since I had a proper cup. It's too damned hard finding the good stuff in Cleveland and between your Mum and Giles, I had learned to love the English teas.”
Hermione's head jerked up when Vi mentioned her mother. “You were friends with my Mum? I didn't know that!”
Vi chuckled, “You could say that we were very close friends. In fact, you might say we were as close as Cordy and your Aunt Faith.” Hermione's eyes widened as she realized what Vi meant, but nodded.
“I'm surprised Xand and Cordy hadn't told you stories about the stunts your Mum and I pulled when we were younger. But then, considering you weren't 'in the loop' about Sunnydale until recently, I guess I can understand it.” Taking another sip of her tea, she said, “I first met Molly back in 1995, when the 'Big Bad' at the time had decided it wanted to extinguish the Slayer line entirely. We were both about your age, and found ourselves fighting these things.....”
They were still talking several hours later when Xander came down to start breakfast.
Hogwarts Chapel Sunday Morning
Albus was mildly disappointed, but not really surprised at the small turnout for Severus's funeral. He was an extremely competent man in his field of expertise, but, to borrow a vulgarity from the muggle world, he was an absolute shit as a human being. He only hoped that he would have a better turn out when his time came. Of course, the fact that many of those who would ordinarily be expected to attend the funeral of the Head of Slytherin house were either dead, in Azkaban, or sucked soulless by the Dementors.
That was something else to consider, who had the nerve or the ability to kill 25 people in less than an hour? Perhaps he should schedule some time to speak to Amelia, see if he can offer any assistance. He didn't like the woman, he never would, but he could respect her expertise. The biggest surprise, as far as the attendees, was both Harry and Sirius showing up! Sirius showed up, and actually demonstrated a great deal of decorum. It was hard to believe, but even Sirius had to grow up at some point. Of course, it took dying for him to accomplish that, but it did happen. Other than Sirius, the only other attendees were the other heads of house, Kingsley Shacklebolt and Nymphadora Tonks, who were supposedly investigating his murder, and Argus Filch, who was drawn to the unhappiness like a moth to a flame. Honestly, the man seems to thrive on people being unhappy! If I didn't know better, I'd swear he had Dementor in his background.
Bowing his head as Minerva's eulogy droned on, he wondered if he would be able to convince the Heads to accept his choice as Defense Instructor for the coming year. Horace Slughorn had already agreed to come back and teach potions, so that left just one vacancy to fill. He wondered if Amelia would be willing to detach one of her Aurors to teach for the year. Probably not, especially with Voldemort's return, but he could still ask. 'Uh Oh! Minerva finished her bit, now it's my turn to tell some sincere lies. Merlin forbid any of them ever learn he died at my orders. Merlin forbid that they ever find themselves in my situation, commanding the forces of Light during wartime.'
Rising from his seat, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, looking as if the weight of all of his 160 years was upon him, walked to the front of the chapel. “I am here to talk about a man who was, in many ways as close to me as a son.....”