Title: Dobby to the Rescue
Fandom: Harry Potter
Warnings: Death of major characters, time travel, soul bond, character bashing. Mentions of child abuse, (physical and mental only)
Summary: Dobby, after watching his Master die, learns all he can, before going back in time, with Winky, to save him and his family. Soul mates unite, a Godfather is helped and two elf are on the war path to all who would stand in the way of their master’s happiness.
As per usual I own nothing. JKR owns Harry Potter and all its characters and I make no money from this piece of work. Not Edited Like most stuff on here atm.
Not Beta’ed. Chapter 1 and 2 are in the first post. Just a small update as I am working on multiple things atm
The group had decided to stay at Hogwarts for the time being, while they set up everything needed to get the school up and running by September first. Bill was currently trying to set up the Headmaster’s office to his liking, while also trying to come to terms with letting Harry actually attend classes, since there were threats from all sides entering his school. He knew he couldn’t stop him, but the thought of him being so close to known enemies, even if they may not be enemies this time around, it was pressing on his bond. “I would never let anything happen to him now, you know this,” Hogwarts whispered into his mind, and he exhaled slowly.
“Knowing that and putting it into action are two separate things,” he sighed.
“Talking to Hogwarts again?” Sirius asked as he walked into the office, “Harry told you, you don’t need to talk out loud, right,” he chuckled.
“Whatever, it makes me feel better when I talk to her out loud.”
“Things are going smoothly, sort of.” Sirius sighed and ran his hand through his hair, “the Ministry tried to interfere, but Augusta quickly put them in their place, though she is convinced that it won’t take long for that idiot Fudge to try something. Minerva is finishing going over all the applications for the new teacher positions, and is quite happy to relinquish the Head of Gryffindor position and keep being the Deputy Headmistress.”
Bill sighed with relief, there was a moment in time he had believed she would up and quit, before having to be the deputy under him. His age was a major stepping stone for her to overcome. He knew he could do the job without her, thanks to Hogwarts herself helping out, but Minerva had experience that he knew would be valuable to him and Harry. Sirius laughed at the look on his face but Bill was too relieved to even care at this point.
“Who are we going to have as the new Head of Gryffindor?”
“Well, since you cracked the curse on the DADA position, and I am now the new DADA Professor,” Sirius puffed up here with mock pride, “I thought I would take it on. It will be fun to try and raise a new generation of Marauders, especially since your brothers are in Gryffindor.”
“Merlin help us all,” Bill groaned but couldn’t help the smile that graced his lips. The twins would be in for a wonderful surprise once they realised they were going to be taught by not one, but two of their heroes, with Remus taking over as the History of Magic Professor.
“How have you been getting on with Severus?” Bill had to ask and laughed at the face Sirius pulled.
“The greasy git,” Sirius huffed, but sighed when Bill gave him a look. “I know, I know, I will work on it.”
“Good, Harry would be very disappointed if you didn’t.” Minerva bust into the office, looking frazzled and completely out of breath.
“It’s…It’s…” she took a deep breath and trying to calm down, sitting in a seat and controlling her breathing. She took a drink from the glass that Sirius handed her and then turned to the room, her face still ashen, “its Dumbledore, he’s dead.” she said and then slumped in her seat.
“What?” Sirius and Bill said together.
“You know he was found unconscious in the Ministry the day Harry took over Hogwarts and how he was transferred to St Mungos? They didn’t hold out too much hope to try and save him,” both of them nodded and she continued, “well he came out of his coma two days ago and everyone thought he would be okay, though he was very magically drained, and probably would have been no better off that a squib.”
“Yes we already know this, how did he die?” Bill asked, slightly impatient.
Minerva gave him a disapproving look before she continued, “what no one was told, was that he managed to escape from the hospital, he had apparently heard discussion about charges being brought against hi. Anyway, he was found in the Forbidden Forest, inside a ritual circle. The Unspeakable are still trying to figure out what ritual he was using, but the concensus is that it was some sort of power boosting spell. It seems he managed to mess up the runes and the backlash killed him.”
“Dobby,” Bill called and the little elf appeared in front of him, rocking back and forth on his feet.
“How can Dobby be helping Master Bill?” he asked a little glint in his eye.
“I was wondering if you knew anything about Dumbledore being dead?” The elf looked at him with wide innocent eyes, and a tiny smirk, but said nothing as he pulled a piece of rather long parchment from his robes and crossed something off it, then put it back in place. Bill smiled at the elf, while Sirius was stuck being laughing his ass off and complete shock, “that’s what I thought, off you go Dobby, I’m sure you have much to get done.”
The elf popped away, and Sirius tried to get himself under control, while Minerva looked at both of them skeptically. “Is there any other news Minerva?”
She shook her head and tried to regain her composure, surely the elf didn’t have anything to do with this mess, “it seems a few employees at the Ministry have become ill and have had to be replaced.” She raised her eyebrow at the look Bill and Sirius were sending each other and sighed as she realised that something was going on and she was not going to be told what.
“Well that is interesting, I hope things work themselves out.”
“Indeed,” Minerva replied before she let herself out of the office, she had some research to do.
Over the next year, the school was doing extremely well, and Bill had backed off considerably after the first four months, much to Harry’s delight. All the new subjects and teachers were a big hit with the students, and Harry was making new friends and avoiding people he knew were not good for him. The one constant at Harry’s side besides Neville, was one of his elves.
The Prophet was also reporting a strange new sickness that seemed to be affecting the population. It was only a few who seemed to notice a pattern, and Minerva was one of those people. Every person, that got sick, just happened to be someone that had tried to hurt, or had deeply upset Harry. The sickness was so widespread and incurable that it dominated the newspaper, even pushing the unexpected and gruesome death of Dolores Umbridge, who as is so happened, was killed by a pack of werewolves. No one knew why she was even out in the forest, much lease on the night of a full moon. But it was pushed to page three, so not many people even realised she was dead.
The fact that Dobby had walked around the day following the news with a new camouflage outfit and new socks was not noticed by anyone either.