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There's Time For Love by SongBird09

Format: Novel
Chapters: 7
Word Count: 17,407
Status: WIP

Rating: Mature
Warnings: Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Contains Spoilers

Genres: Humor, Romance, Action/Adventure
Characters: Harry, Ron, Lupin, Sirius, Lily, James, Ginny
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, James/Lily, Ron/Hermione

First Published: 02/04/2008
Last Chapter: 07/14/2008
Last Updated: 07/14/2008

James Potter, Lily Evans, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin accidentally went through time to the future and met Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione.
James and Harry were both having problems in love. So, they decided to team up and help each other in capturing the heart of the woman they fancied...
But their teaming up is not only for that purpose, but also to vanguish the Dark Lord...

Chapter 3: Flames of Anastolgicia

Silence that filled the room was too long, making Remus sweat with anxiety. None of his friends were looking worried over how they ended up in a time where they were able to meet their next generation who were almost as old as they were now. There, directly in front of him, was James’ and Lily’s son, Harry. Remus thought that it looked like a family reunion. And with the addition of the red-headed girl, Ginny, it almost looked like Harry was following James’ footstep – in having a red head for a girlfriend. Remus gave a slight chuckle before tuning himself back to his main question – how did he, James, Sirius and Lily ended up here? Suddenly, a wave of thoughts came rushing through his mind as his brain slowly rewinds itself of what has happened the past few hours.

“What year is it now currently?” Remus spoke, attracting attention from the people in the room.

“Um… 1997?” Harry replied glancing at Ginny who nodded. Lily gasped and covered her mouth, while James and Sirius shook their head disbelievingly.

“Wow! We’ve gone so much in time!” Remus squealed. “Guys! We are in the future!”

“Yeah! We know that already.” Lily said, flying an irritated look over at Remus. “But how did we get here?”

“The flames of Anastolgicia brought us here, to the future!”

“Wait! The flames of what?” Sirius leapt up to his feet.

“Anastolgicia. I remembered reading a book on time traveling.” Remus explained. “And one of the things that could bring us back to the future or past is this flames of Anastolgicia!”

“Remember when we saw the flames changing colours back in our common room just now?” Remus asked and James, Lily and Sirius nodded. “That’s the flames on Anastolgicia! It only happens once in a hundred years. That’s why Dumbledore wants us in bed before twelve last night and asked us to stay in out of the common room. He knew this was going to happen.”

“What? When did Dumbledore said that? I don’t remember.” Lily cried.

“Of course, you were too distracted with James and Sirius teasing you.” Remus said and Lily blushed furiously. “Some Head Girl you are.”

“Hey! Don’t blame her! It’s Sirius and James fault anyway.” Ginny, who had been listening attentively, exclaimed. She came to Lily’s side and put a hand on Lily’s shoulder.

“Don’t blame my father Ginny. Remus said so himself, she was distracted. She should ignore them and focus!” Harry replied folding his arms across his chest.

“No. Remus said he heard Dumbledore said that. The question is now, why wasn’t he in bed and wandering around the common room before twelve and had Sirius and your father with him? That means he defied Dumbledore’s orders and as a matter of fact, he’s a prefect, aren’t you Lupin?” Ginny grinned slyly and shot a death glare at Remus. Remus gulped down his saliva nervously. He did not expect Ginny to be so sleek. His first impression on Ginny was, she’s a shy and soft-spoken kind of girl.

“Yes.” Remus squeaked.

“And what were the three of you doing to Lily?” Ginny asked again, coolly.

“Well, um James um wantedmeandSiriustofollowhimcourtLily.” Remus finished in sentence quickly.

“What?!” Ginny, Harry and Lily exclaimed together.

“Okay, okay. Whatever.” James held up his hands wanting to stop the discussion which has nothing to do with their traveling to the future. “We figured it out how we got here. So what proof do you have to show that you are supposedly my son?” James rounded on Harry.

Harry sighed and said, “Okay, if my looks could not make you believe that I am your son, then what about the invisibility cloak? You have one don’t you?”

James nodded and took the silvery cloak out of his robes.

“Yeah! That’s the one. You’ve passed it to me.” Harry said.

“Really?” James said lifting his eyebrows. “What can you tell me about the cloak?”

“Well, it makes you invisible!” Harry replied simply.

“No! What I mean is can you spot anything on the cloak that can at least make me believe that you are having the same cloak.”

“Oh! Well, there is a stitched mark on the bottom right hand side of the cloak and there is a patch of liquid mark just above the stitched mark.” Harry said, making James blushed a little. “You really don’t know how to take care of your things do you?”

“Hey! You can’t blame me!” James defended himself. “I accidentally stepped on the cloak causing it to rip a little when I tried to wipe off the Amortentia potion which spill on the cloak a bit.”

“Amortentia potion?” Ginny gasped. “What were trying to do with the love potion?”

“Well… Um I was trying to um make Lily fall in love with me.” James said almost silently. Ginny winced and shook her head vigorously. Sirius and Remus grinned. Lily, on the other hand, smiled without anyone noticing.

“You are so my dad.” Harry cried, laughing hysterically.

“Okay, then the cloak proves half the fact that you are my son. What else?” James distracted the people in the room with his interrogation towards Harry.

“Yes. There’s the Marauders Map.” Harry spoke.

“What?!” James, Sirius and Remus shouted in glee. Their faces were filled with excitement.

“It lived?” James asked. Harry nodded and earned a pat on the shoulder from James.

Lily looked blankly over at James, then back to Harry, then to Sirius and Remus and finally Ginny. “What does the Marauders Map do?” Lily asked.

“Well, it shows you the map of Hogwarts and all the people that is inside it.” Ginny explained as she picked up her notes which she had dropped hastily earlier.

“Oh! So that’s how you seem to be at all the places I was at. I really thought they were coincident.” Lily rolled her eyes.

“So,” James cleared his throat. “I am your father, and Lily’s your mother. And we’re um husband and wife?”

Harry nodded and this time, Harry caught Lily smiling secretly as she blushed at the word husband and wife.

“Not only that, Sirius is my Godfather. And Remus, you’re a future professor at Hogwarts – Professor Lupin.”

“Wow! Godfather to your son, James!” Sirius gave a one-armed hug to James. “I’m so honored!”

“Professor Lupin. I like the sound of that.” Remus beamed.

“Hm… And what about sweet Ginny here?” Sirius grinned at Harry. “Your girlfriend is it?”

“No! We’re just um friends.” Ginny answered, not looking at any of the boys except for Lily. Lily frowned, giving Ginny a knowing look. “Um I think we should look for Dumbledore shouldn’t we?”

“I guess you’re right. Come let’s go.” Harry replied reluctantly, a sad smile escaping his lips, as he gestured all six of them out of the portrait hole. James, Sirius and Remus noticed Harry’s expression but they pretended not to see.

Harry, James, Sirius and Remus walked up front, leaving Ginny and Lily to walk together behind. They walked along the corridor silently.

“What does Ginny mean that you two are just friends?” Sirius whispered over at Harry.

“Shut up. I don’t wanna talk about it.” Harry replied, whispering as well.

“It looks like you like her.” Remus gave his opinion causing Harry to look up at him before turning away.

“You do like her!” James said gripping Harry’s hands tightly.

“She’s over me damn it.” Harry scowled quietly.

“You mean she used to fancy you?” Sirius frowned and Harry nodded reluctantly.

“Oh…” James, Sirius and Remus nodded back in understanding.

Just behind the boys, Lily and Ginny were having a small and quiet discussion themselves.

“Are you sure you and Harry are just friends?” Lily asked and Ginny bobbed her head up and down.

“Well, it doesn’t look that way to me.” Lily said again.

“He doesn’t like me Lily. He looks at me as a little sister. You see, he’s best mates with my brother.” Ginny explained, looking as solemn as ever.

“But when I look at Harry, he’s seem so protective of you, so caring towards you.”

“Yeah. He’s protective of me like a brother towards a sister.”

“No Ginny. I know he likes you! Trust me, I see it in his eyes!” Lily pat Ginny’s shoulder lightly.

Ginny gave a small chuckle. “Why should I trust your words? I can’t even trust mine when I keep telling myself that there’s a possible chance that Harry might like me.”

“Trust me Ginny. I’m his mother remember? I see it in his eyes.” Lily smiled. “And besides, his eyes cast the same warmth as James’ when he really likes someone.”

Ginny gasped. “You mean you observed James’ eyes when he looks at you?”

Lily smiled again and nodded.

“And there might be a chance that you might like him as well?” Ginny covered her mouth not wanting to squeal so loudly when Lily nodded.

“That’s great Lily!” Ginny squeezed Lily’s hand tightly.

“And Ginny, I’m sure Harry likes you. I just know it!” Lily gave another smile and Ginny nodded reluctantly.

Finally, the six of them reached the spot in the seventh-floor corridor where a single gargoyle stood against the wall.

“Felix Felicis,” Harry said and the gargoyle stepped aside. The wall behind it slid apart, and a moving spiral stone staircase was revealed, on to which the six of them stepped, one step each; so that they were carried in smooth circles up to the door with a brass knocker which led to Dumbledore’s office.

“You must be on good terms with Dumbledore that you actually know the password to his office huh.” James grinned proudly at his son.

“I’ll explain to you later.” Harry grinned back and knocked on the brass knocker lightly. The six of them looked at each other quietly. In a short while, they would be receiving proper answers from the Wizard who knows it all. And there might be a possibility that James, Sirius, Remus and Lily might be sent back to their own time immediately. Harry and Ginny smiled sadly at this thought.