A New DADA Professor
Disclaimer: I do not own anything Harry Potter or Buffy; that privilege belongs to J.K. Rowling and Joss Whedon respectively.
Author’s Note: I’ve widened the age gap between Fred, George, and Ron. I’m thinking 7 years between the twins and Ron, but I’m not sure yet. Fred, George, Dumbledore, Tonks, and Lupin all survived the final battle; Sirius, Percy, Snape, and Draco’s parents are all dead.
Dumbledore watched as Harry, Ron, and Hermione walked down the Charms Corridor.
Harry was different.
When he had first decided to return to Hogwarts, wanting to complete his seventh year, everyone had been positively thrilled, taking it as a sign of healing and moving on.
Then the changes had become noticeable.
At first it was just small things, from anyone else they would have been nothing but a bad mood, but from Harry it was totally abnormal.
Then it got worse.
Walking down the halls he would tease first years, snap at Ron and Hermione and for the first time in his life (excluding Snape and Umbridge) he was rude to his Professors.
Dumbledore knew that Harry had lost many friends in the final battle against Voldemort, but without the support of the people he who were still with him he was going to fall apart. And from what Dumbledore could tell, it would happen soon. Unfortunately Harry’s current favorite pastime was pushing those friends who were so necessary to his sanity away.
Harry had been through more in his teenage life then most adults, had had so much resting on his young shoulders, that there were few in the world who could relate to him and help him through his issues but Dumbledore refused to sit back and allow Harry to fall to pieces when the war was finally over and the child could have a normal life.
The Headmaster smiled as he remembered another girl, a girl who’d had a very similar attitude upon her first return from the dead, and even better, she would knock Harry down off his pedestal if he dared tell her she had no idea what he was going through, what he had been through.
If anyone could help Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived, it would be her.
Dumbledore returned to his office to write a letter to the most powerful, most talented witch ever to grace the halls of Hogwarts. His granddaughter, Buffy Summers, Vampire Slayer, The Girl Who Died Again And Again.
We’ve had the current Defense Against The Dark Arts Teacher for far too long anyway. Dumbledore thought to himself, smiling rather wickedly.
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