Evil Author Day
Title: Raising Harry
Fandom: Harry Potter
Warnings: Discussions of child abuse, (physical and mental only) violence, death of characters, time travel
Summary: After Sirius falls through the veil he finds himself in Potter Manor standing in front of a strange elf holding his 15 month old Godson.
Harry Potter belongs to JKR
Sirius Black stared down at the little creature standing before him, holding very precious cargo. He shook his head slightly as he tried to understand what exactly was going on. He had no idea how he had gotten here or what was happening. Nor could he even begin to imagine how he was still alive, standing here looking at a fifteen month old Harry.
The last thing he remembered was fighting in the Department of Mysteries and being struck by a curse, his cousin, Bellatrix Le Strange had thrown at him, heading straight for the Veil of Death. His eyes had landing on the horror struck face of his Godson and he only had a second to be grateful that Remus had been able to hold Harry back before everything went black, and he found himself right were he was now.
“Dobby?” Sirius’ tone was filled with the million questions he had running through his mind, “care to explain what is going on here?” His voice was tainted with, not only curiosity, but also a little amusement, he was pretty sure he had to be dreaming.
“Dobby did something, sir, that he was not suppose to do. Dobby used the magics of his Master Harry Potter and travelled back through time. Dobby wanted to make sure that Master Harry Potter had a better life this time, and was surrounded by peoples he could trust. Dobby has to be doing this sirs, Dobby just has to be.” The elf was almost hysterical as he clutched his Master and stared at Sirius.
“How about we,” Sirius paused for a minute to look around and see where exactly he was. His breath left him in a rush as he took in his surroundings, and his knees gave out. Potter Manor. He had never thought he would see this place again after the death of the elder Potters, he had so many happy memories of this place, and had asked James, once, why he didn’t hide here.
Dobby used his magic to summon a chair, so that Sirius didn’t fall, as his legs buckled under him, causing him to drop suddenly. Dobby knew it would take a while for Misters Black to adjust, but there was so much that needed to be done, and they did not have time for him to break down just yet. “We be having a lot to get through Misters Black, I be needing you to pay attentions now.” Dobby stated as he watched the man try to compose himself.
“Jinxy,” Dobby called and another elf popped into place.
“Dobby be doing it, Jinxy can be feeling the flux, Dobby really be doing it.”
“Yes, Dobby be doing it, just as Dobby promised, but Dobby be needing Jinxy to be getting Misters Black a calming draught.”
“Of course, right away,” the elf popped away and was back in seconds. Sirius stared at Jinxy, tears in his eyes and he accepted the potion from, in his mind, the dead elf.
“How?” Was all he could get out after he downed the potion.
“Dobby,” Jinxy said, as he watched Sirius with careful eyes, it had been Jinxy’s job to take care of the young man when he moved in to the Manor as a young boy. Jinxy always loved looking after Sirius, he even helped develop some of the pranks the boys pulled.
Sirius reached out a hand and grabbed a hold of Jinxy’s, smiling sadly at the little elf, his eyes filled with tears. Jinxy smiled back, happy to be with Sirius again, and thrilled that Master Harry was home, it helped the ache he felt for the deaths of his Masters, and knowing that they all could have perished. Jinxy had died in Harry’s third year at Hogwarts. He had tried everything in his power to get to Harry, but the bond had been strained by the wards on Privet Drive, and had broken completely when Harry turned eleven. They had no idea why, and were still prevented to get to Harry while he was at Hogwarts, home or at the Burrow. Jinxy had been the last Potter elf to cling on, trying to find a way back to Harry, his pain had called to Dobby somehow, since the sneaky elf had snuck a bond between the two after being freed from Lucius. It was just days after meeting Dobby that Jinxy past, but Dobby had promised he would make things better, he would find a way.