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“Ron! We’ve got no milk! How can I make a cuppa if we’ve got no milk?” Ron stumbled down the stairs looking drowsy and disorientated.
            “Ugh...what?” Harry laughed at his friend’s lack of composure.

            “Milk, Ron, we need milk.” It had been almost a year since Voldemort was defeated, and the wizarding race had returned to normal, including a very content Harry Potter.

             “Ah, get Hermione to get some. I’m going back to bed.” He replied sleepily turning towards the stairs.

            “Hermione has already left for work, and you should have left twenty minutes ago.” Harry reminded him.

            “Shit!” Ron shouted jumping up and heading for his bedroom. Harry laughed as he didn’t have this problem. He didn’t have to start work until the next day and he was hoping to spend the day with Ginny as she also didn’t start her job as a healer until next week.
            He dropped down on the sofa and opened the book he had been reading to help prepare for his first lesson tomorrow but just as he had sat down Ron ran into the room shouting about his socks being missing.

            “On the chair arm” Harry mumbled, helping out his friend. Ron leaped towards the sofa and sat down to hurriedly put his socks on.

            “Right, I’m off” he said before apparating to work.
            Harry sighed contentedly and began reading his book again. He had just about finished a page when a faint pop above his head caused him to look up at the ceiling.

            “Shoes!” Ron indicated before setting off to work for the final time.
Harry had just sat down to eat his dinner when there was a knock at the door. He got up and went to open it, hoping it wasn’t more reporters. Luckily when he opened the door he saw his beautiful girlfriend standing there waiting patiently for him.

            “Hello” he said opening his arms and enfolding her in his grasp.

          “Hello to you too” she replied reaching up and kissing him firmly on the lips. “I thought I’d come and meet you and maybe we could go out for lunch.

            “Sure, I’ll just be a minute, come in.” As Ginny sat down on the sofa he put his sandwich in the fridge for later and set off to his bedroom. When he got there he put on his shoes and sprayed a little aftershave for good measure.

            “Ooh, someone smells nice” Ginny said when he returned downstairs.

           “Well I had to make an effort for you love” He said smiling down at her.



When Harry and Ginny had arrived at The Three Broomsticks and ordered their food the conversation gradually turned to Hogwarts.

            “Are you looking forward to going back there?” Ginny asked him.

            Harry had been awarded the job of Defence Against The Dark Arts at Hogwarts after completing his final year at the school. Although the previous teachers hadn’t lasted longer that a year he was adamant he was going to work there for a long time.

            “I can’t wait Gin. That’s been my home since I was eleven and the thought of leaving was awful, but now I don’t have to!” He couldn’t stop the smile from breaking out on his face as he carried on. “And even though I love living with Ron and Hermione, it’ll be nice to get away from them snogging every two seconds. Besides, who hasn’t always wanted to see the teacher’s quarters at Hogwarts?” He smiled as Ginny laughed at his attempt to joke. To see her laughing made him feel queasy. She looked gorgeous when she smiled and Harry couldn’t help but love her when she laughed.

            “What are you looking at?” Ginny asked him with a sceptical look on her face.

            What do you think I’m looking at” he replied laughingly “You! You look so beautiful when you smile.” Ginny blushed as he reached over the table and kissed her softly.

            “Your not so bad yourself” Ginny replied cheekily before returning the kiss.
Harry woke the next day to Hermione banging on his bedroom door.

            “Waddyawant” he mumbled rolling over and sticking his head under his pillow.

            “Esmy is here with a letter for you” Hermione shouted. Esmy was Harry’s owl and he hardly ever got letters unless it was something important.

            “I think you better read this” Hermione said, voicing Harry’s thoughts.

            “Okay, okay, I’m coming” He said grumpily, climbing out of bed and stumbling towards the door. He pulled the door open and took the letter from Hermione’s waiting grasp.

            “Thanks. I’ll come and get some breakfast now seeing as I’m up.” He said before stretching his arms and yawning loudly.

            “I think you’re a bit late for breakfast.” Hermione told him. “It’s already quarter past twelve.”

            “Well in that case, thank you for waking me up”



When Harry had sat down after making some toast he opened the letter that Esmy had brought to him.


Dear Mr. Potter,

                        Although the students will not be arriving to the school until 6pm tonight you are required to attend a meeting for teaching staff in order to receive your timetable and find out any new information you may need for your following weeks. Can you meet in the staff room at 4:30pm.
Yours truly,
Minerva McGonagall 

                                                                                                                               
“What did it say?” Hermione asked him.

            “It was from McGonagall. She was telling me to be at the staff room for half past four so I can get my timetable and some extra information.” He explained.

            “Oh, well I’ve got the day off so do you fancy going into Diagon Alley? I need to get some more quills, I didn’t realise I’d need to take so many notes for work.” She explained.

            Hermione had just started work as an unspeakable at The Ministry. Needless to say she couldn’t disclose any specific information about what her job entailed but from what Harry could gather it was hard, yet interesting work.

            “Yeah, that sounds good. I don’t have any plans. Let me go and get washed and changed. I’ll try not to be too long.”


When they had apparated outside Gringotts they set of down the street towards the shops. While Hermione went to get some quills Harry went to visit George in the joke shop. He had recently bought the branch formerly named Zonko’s and turned it into a Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes.
            When he opened the door he noticed that the shop was quite empty and there were only a few people inside. This was unusual for Weasley’s but he guessed it was because most kids were at home packing for Hogwarts.

            “Hello.” Elise, the girl behind the counter, welcomed him with a smile. He regularly visited the shop and he was always told the same thing when he got there. “Mr Weasley is upstairs; you can go straight up, as always.” Harry smiled at Elise.

“Thanks” he said before heading through the door behind the counter. “George!” he shouted before heading up the stairs.

“Harry? Is that you? Just come on through!” Harry stepped through the door at the top of the stairs and found George putting new boxes into their packaging. The product was called façade frenzy. George explained that they were little tablets that you ate and they turn you into the person you are thinking about at the time. They only lasted a few minutes but the entertain people all the same. George smiled proudly and explained;

“I put some polyjuice potion in them and cast a permanent preservation charm.”

“That’s pretty impressive magic you know.” Harry observed “I’m sure Hermione would be impressed”

“Well it would be a downright disgrace if Hermione wasn’t impressed at my magnificent magical skills.”

“What skills?” Hermione asked from the doorway.

“Haha” George replied “You know you’re only jealous of my talent.

“Well yes, I must agree these are very impressive” Hermione admitted walking over to them and picking up an already, packed box and looking at the instructions on the back of it.

“Pollyjuice I presume?”

“Yes I’ve just been telling Harry here, a bit of polyjuice potion and a preservation charm. And seeing as you and Harry are the first ones to see my delightful new product, you can have a box each on me.”

“Thanks George Mate, these will come in handy when I have to teach tomorrow.” Harry said.

“Harry! You can’t use these on your students! I can’t believe you would even think to do such a thing!” Hermione said with dismay.

“Hermione!” Harry laughed “I didn’t mean for my students to use, I meant for me!”

“Although that would be quite funny, maybe you should do that sometime Harry. Even though you might get in a lot of trouble” George pointed out while taking two boxes of façade frenzy’s and handed one to each of them.

“Well thanks mate.” Harry said looking at his watch. “Jesus I’ve only got half an hour, I better get going, McGonagall won’t be happy if I’m late.” Harry explained.

“You’re telling me, the amount of times I was late for her lessons, sometimes I still have nightmares about the screaming.” Hermione gave George a look before continuing.

“Well come on then Harry. I’ll help you collect your stuff together before you go”

“See you later then. Hope you have fun at the feast” George said.

“Will do, see you later” Harry replied before he and Hermione apparated back to their apartment to prepare for the forthcoming night.



Authors Notes
Originally this was to be two seperate chapters, a prologue and chapter one but i had to role them into one. Granted this is the first chapter but things move on quickly from here. Find out what Harry gets up to at his new post in the next chapter. Reviews would be apreciated :)

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