We all know ‘The Boy who Lived’ The great tale of Harry Potter! the boy whose destiny was to kill Voldemort, whose destiny it was to die. He has been written about in many history books and in news articles, you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing something about Harry Potter the boy who lost everything. Now it was just mostly about his life, he was 22 now, teaching at Hogwarts with his Husband Draco Potter.
They both had Phoenix bonds, a mythical bond that connects two people together in a cosmic way, it’s like they were made for each other, two different sides of a coin. The bond/mark has healing abilities, and many unknown features. The most prominent feature being the marks on their backs, the two wings stretching from their shoulder blades down to their wrists.
There have been a few Phoenix bonds in history but they’re rare. Some undocumented and others in my opinion over-documented. But these people live longer than muggles, Witches and Warlocks, they live a while, at least 500 years in comparison to 138 for Witches and Warlocks.
Phoenix’s can be reborn from ashes, many people are unsure whether that is the same for Harry and Draco Potter, will they die and just re-appear in their late 20’s fit as a fiddle? It was a question that nobody seemed to have the answer to.
Harry teaches Defence against the dark arts at Hogwarts, He’s been there for five years, doing his studying to become a teacher while getting real-world experience. He’s been the longest D.A.D.A teacher in a while, Draco had finished school and moved on to being Head of the Ministry like his father but instead of abusing the system he planned to fix it. Hermione, on the other hand, graduated with the highest marks and moved on to be the Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement; She married Ron Weasley, their relationship needed a lot of work by what I could tell and what I heard, Ron moved onto being co-manager at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. There was speculation that he became an Auror but nobody can confirm that.
I, however, am in my last year of Hogwarts, I didn’t know who I wanted to be or what I wanted to do. I had no game-plan. No clue what I would do what I could do. I wasn’t a quidditch master like my friend Kelly, she was a chaser on the Ravenclaw team. I wasn’t bad on a broom but I didn’t fancy being on a broom the rest of my life.
Kelly Palmer is a great girl, she’s smart and kind. Willing to take on anything even if it was impossible, she found a way. She didn’t fit into the normal Ravenclaw mould and that’s why I think that dusty old hat put her there. To make a difference, show that kids don’t have to be in that mould.
We always talked in the mornings at Breakfast, she’d greet me and I’d greet her back. It was like an unspoken ritual. It had been happening since the 5th year, it just suddenly started happening and it brightens my day when we talk.
“Good Morning Kells,” I greeted, she smiled and walked over to me as we walked to the dining table.
“Morning Kai! You catching the quidditch game at 5?” She asked I shrugged, I wasn’t into it much but I went the first few times she had invited me and had a bit of fun.
“Are you playing this game? I heard from Dennis that you got benched last game” I spoke, she laughed.
“Yeah I’m playing this game, Dennis is full of bullshit you know that.” She said as we sat down,
“I hope you do well” I spoke before turning to the guys at my table, she turned to the girls at her table who started gossiping amongst themselves.
I focused on what I was eating rather than what was being said. I did, however, notice Professor Longbottom approach a student and hand them something in which they had a very in-depth conversation about it which caused Head Mistress McGonagall to approach them and I assume ask what all the talking was about.
Neville Longbottom is the Professor of Herbology at Hogwarts, I had some classes with him and I enjoyed being in his class, he was fun to learn from.
I continued to my classes as normal, I liked my timetable,
Monday; D.A.D.A and Potions
Tuesday; D.A.D.A and Herbology
Wednesday: Charms and History of magic
Thursday; Transfiguration and History of magic
Friday; Care of magical creatures and D.A.D.A
I was glad it was Monday because I got to sit in Harry’s class, his classes were the best because! I felt like I actually learned a lot. Like Professor Longbottom’s classes, I did hope I could do something with Duelling as I learnt that I wasn’t too bad at it thanks to Harry. He helped me a lot, how to control my fear and how to produce a Patronus, I knew he taught us the stuff he wished he knew when Voldemort attacked the school and his friends.
I walked into class with the rest of my classmates, Harry was writing some stuff on the board as we all settled in, he encouraged us to break the rules- responsibly.
He turned around to greet us all and he locked eyes with me and something flashed in his eyes for a split second and I swore his eyes turned red, he shook it off and greeted us and explained what we were doing today. I was distracted by my shoulder, it was sore and I couldn’t will away the pain so I tried to focus on what I was doing.
I continued to write down the things on the whiteboard, Harry had gotten one when he moved into the classroom, it was much easier than chalk and a lot more safer than dust particles in the air. Which made some kids cough. That’s when I noticed Draco walked in, he walked past me and the pain in my shoulder doubled back and I gripped my shoulder. He paused and glanced at me a questioning glare on his face.
He continued walking to his husband, he kissed him before heading up the office up to the top. Harry continued teaching but my thoughts were on Draco. I had never actually seen him before, I had heard of him and seen pictures in the paper about him but I’d never seen him in the flesh. Even I could admit he was attractive. His hair was an icy white and his eyes were an electric blue that I didn’t think would suit him, but it did. He held an authority that demanded you to follow what he said.
The bell rang and I got up slowly, my shoulder was hurting a lot and I was debating whether I should go to the nurse wing, even just for some ibuprofen for it. That’s when I realised I was the only one left in the classroom other than Harry of course.
“Kaius, are you ok?” Harry asked walking over to me, I grabbed my books, “I understand if you’re uncomfortable about me and Draco” He continued, I paused. It dawned on me that he must have received a lot of trouble for being married to a guy and that guy is also former death eater also.
“No, it’s not that, my shoulder is just sore and I’m tired,” I said, covering up the actual pain I was in, I needed to get to my next class. He seemed like he saw through my facade instantly. I looked up to see Draco watching me, probably waiting for his husband. I felt light-headed and stumbled forward, Harry went to catch me but I steadied myself quickly. “Sorry” I muttered before running out the room.
I couldn’t keep focused on what I was doing which of course annoyed Snape to high-heaven, it gave him a reason to hate me more. I think he hated everyone equally but he hated me a tiny bit more. I was surprised the Head Mistress kept him employed after all he had done, what he put Harry and the other kids through and his violent teaching methods.
Luckily he didn’t give us any work to do after class, so I could just run-walk back to the dorm and see what was up with my shoulder. I shared my dorm with 3 others, Freddie Padlock, Dennis Gregory and Lachlan Heart. They were solid guys, they were nice and we’d be great friends if we hung out more. Other than just having casual conversations in the dorm every once in a while.
I stumbled into the room and yanked my robe off and the rest of the top half of my clothes and tried to see with the small mirror we had in our room what was on my back but it was difficult to see very well. It was a mark of some sort and panic settled in my stomach at an implication of a mark. I was unlucky enough that my roommates walked in without me noticing.
“Holy shit!” Dennis yelled scaring me shitless, I glared at him. He ran over to me looking at my back. The other 2 boys ran in as well, great! I had a crowd now staring at my back.
“This is just like Harry’s mark! -but his is a lot bigger, he showed us today.” Dennis butted in, he grabbed his phone from next to his nightstand, he took a photo of my back. He showed me and I stopped in my tracks, it was the Phoenix mark.
I looked at my friends, I was scared. I was like Harry, did that mean I had a mate as he did? I stared blankly at Dennis and then back to the picture. Then something I didn’t expect to happen- Dennis hugged me, Lachlan and then Freddie hugged me. I let them hug me and I didn’t know what I was supposed to do? Was I supposed to tell Harry?
I looked hard at the picture, the wing went from the middle of my back to my shoulder blade, the wing was Blue and gold, the feathers were a sea blue colour and there were a few flight feathers covered in a gold hue that made it shimmer on the camera and I wondered how it looked in real life, but I also noticed I only had one wing in comparison to Harry and Draco who had two. Do I not have a mate, was I a different sub-species to them?
Lachlan was the first to speak “Do you want us to go with you to the Head Mistress’ office?” He asked I paused.
“Can I not tell anyone yet? I need to figure this out first before I tell anyone” I said, Dennis pulled back and sat on his bed and the others did the same.
“Well I mean wouldn’t it be better if Head Mistress Knew?” Lachlan asked I paused.
“Yeah I mean maybe, but I just gotta figure this out first” I was panicking now, my hands shaking as I put my clothes back on, my shoulder hurt a lot now. Thoughts were whizzing through my head, I booked it down the stairs and to the courtyard. I stopped when I saw the snow falling, it was pretty. I sat on the steps as I watched the snowfall, my thoughts still on the burning sensation on my back- coupled now with the cold it seemed to calm me down.
I would need my winter wear now, my fluffy socks and my fluffy sweater, they were my favourite clothing items. My hand rested on my sore shoulder, I would have to head to the dining hall soon and I wasn’t looking forward to it as much as I was.
I walked back to the dorm where the guys were still sat, they looked up when I walked in. “Are you ok?” Freddie asked it was the first time he’d said anything since he saw my mark.
I nodded my reply “It’s snowing outside” I announced to them and they all walked over to their respective drawers to pull out warm clothes since the dining hall got pretty warm when they wanted it to be, we didn’t need to layer up as much on a snow day. I pulled my sweater and fluffy socks on and slipped my shoes back on, leaving my robe in the dorm. We all walked to the dining hall together but split when we walked inside and went to our respective groups.
I greeted Kelly as I sat down and she wore a pink beanie that suits her very well, she liked my sweater and we talked for a few minutes before we went to eating, I noticed the Head Mistress and Harry sat up at the front of the hall, Draco I guess was in Harry’s office because he wasn’t here. The room was quieter than it was usually- but I was guessing because of the snow. It usually seemed to quiet everyone down.
I was glad that Miss McGonagall became the new Headmistress after Dumbledore’s departure, she was the best candidate for the job. The only one who understood this school and it’s problems which she fixed almost instantly, putting strict rules on Snape and preventing anything like Voldemort again, making sure each kid had enough access to what they want but the other stuff was sent to the Ministry where Draco and Hermione worked, it was kept in a library there to prevent these kids from trying any of that dark magic. Everyone liked McGonagall.