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Harry was gaining consciousness as the morning sun beamed through the window. As he sat up he heard snoring coming from Ron's bed and saw Draco in the middle of the room. He had obviously just got up and was still half asleep. He looked strange with a Gryffindor tie around his neck.
"Morning Harry", he said as he slicked back his hair. That had always confused Harry. "Why do you do that", he asked a puzzled Draco. "Do what".
"Slick back your hair", Harry stated like it was the most obvious thing in the world. "I'm a Malfoy. I'm expected to look respectable".
"I don't like it. It makes you look older than you are", Harry said cheekily approaching the boy. He ruffled his hair so it fell on his forehead. "That's better", Harry said before grabbing a towel and heading off to the shower.
He turned the shower on and stepped in. He thought about the task at hand this year as the water hit his shoulders. He needed to teach his friends Occlumency and tell them his secret.
When he was done, he stepped out of the shower, dried off and got dressed. He then applied some hair potion Ginny had invented in the other timeline. She had gotten sick of trying to calm his hair down. Thankfully, she had ben able to make a batch here. She was hoping to make some more with Lily's help.
When Harry left the bathroom Ron and Neville were awake and dressed. "Are you ready for breakfast mate", Ron said enthusiastically. Only food could make this version of Ron this happy.
They made there way to the bottom of the stairs where they were met by Hermione waiting for them with her nose in "Hogwarts: A History".
She looked up from her book and saw them approaching. She looked at each of them before heading towards the exit.
They all walked down the stairs to the great hall. Once they were seated, the group of friends tucked into toast, eggs, bacon and porridge.
The great hall gradually filled up with students as the morning went on. Very few of them looked awake with Percy being an exception as he plopped himself down next to Neville.
"Morning", he said grabbing a piece of toast. "How is everyone this morning", he asked them kindly. "I'm looking forward to getting my timetable", he continued.
Asif on que, McGonagall approached the Gryffindor table with a stack of timetables and began to hand them out. Harry accepted his graciously and ran his eyes down the piece of parchment.
15.00 History of Magic
10.00 History of Magic
11.00 History of Magic
13.00 History of Magic
"Well, let's just say that Thursday is going to be a long day", Ron said stuffing a piece of toast in his mouth as he stood up.
"Tell me about it", said Percy looking over the First Year timetable before handing it back to Draco. "I'll see you later. I need to go and make sure the rest of the first years are okay".
They all grabbed another piece of toast and headed to McGonagall's classroom. They sat down in the class with Harry sitting next to Ron and Draco. Neville was with Hermione in the next bench along.
As expected there was a cat sitting on McGonagall's desk until they were all settled down and ready for their class at which point the cat turned into their professor.
The trick was followed by a round of 'Wow's' around the room. The professor gave them what looked like a half grin before her face took on her signature stern look.
"Today we will start reading the theory of transfiguration. Open your books at chapter 1 and read about turning a match into a needle".
Harry of course could already do this so he skimmed through the chapter and used the class to think about the mission so far.
They had told the Weasleys and Tonks, along with a few trusted professors. Harry would have to tell Hermione, Neville and Draco soon.
He also needed to get on the quidditch team and start training with the broom again. You never know when a duel will take to the air.
"Potter", McGonagall's voice cut through his thoughts. Harry nearly fell off his chair with the fright. You would think that being a trained auror would help you in situations like this but nothing could prepare someone for McGonagall's classroom.
They spent the rest of the class discussing the exercise and would be doing the practical part for the rest of the week.
When the bell went, the class filed out of the room and towards the potions classroom in the dungeons.
They all took their seats on the Gryffindor side of the room. Harry and Ron worked together. As did Draco and Neville. Hermione had decided to work with Lavender.
However, today would not be a practical class. They would be discussing the rules of the classroom for this class if Harry remembered correctly.
Severus Snape entered the room, his cape bellowing behind him. His haor was as greasy as ever and his nose as hooked. His face, however was not as shadowed as in his previous life. Presumably, this was because Lily was not dead this time around.
The older man sat at the head of the room and began to call the roll. As he came to Harrys name there was a pause. This pause was unlike the pause Harry had experienced last time round and as soon as it had happened the moment passed. No series of impossible questions. No nasty comments. No points taken away. Harry wasn't sure if that was a good thing. It was unnerving to see the former Death Eater not being horrible to Harry.
Hopefully the man wouldn't turn back to Voldemort this time with his childhood friend still alive and kicking.
They spent the class discussing the rules of the classroom and the spells to clean their cauldrons. Snape then asked them all about the ingredients they had bought over the summer. With five minutes left Snape let them go to lunch early. This in itself scared Harry but it was a good sign of things to come.
As the first years sat down to the food prepared by the house elves, Draco got very serious very suddenly. "Who are you", he asked staring at Harry with narrowed eyes.
Harry was shocked by his outburst. "I'll tell you...but not here", he replied looking around the hall at the faces that would never discover what he truly was.
"After last class we'll go somewhere more private. Ron already knows but if you, Hermione and Neville want to know then I'll tell you".
Draco didn't look pleased but accepted that he would not get an answer from his friend until Harry wanted to give it to him so begrudgingly settled down to eat his lunch.
Not long after, the twins walked in with Lee Jordan talking in hushed whispers which Harry understood to mean they were up to something. Percy was next with the other Prefects. He was still a great lover of the rules but understood that sometimes rules truly were made to be broken.
He sat down next to them and discussed their classes so far. "Snape wasn't as bad as everyone said", spoke Hermione in a tone which Harry knew had not changed this time around. She spoke very passionately about her schoolwork. The only thing Harry had ever heard her be more passionate about was Ron when they had got together during the Battle of Hogwarts.
"He didn't take away points unnecessarily. He was prejudice against Gryffindor. He was helpful and spoke to us very respectfully", Hermione continued like the model student she was.
"That's strange", Percy looked oddly confused, "I need to get back to my friends but we'll talk later". With that he joined the other 5th years at the other end of the table.
At the end of lunch, they all stood up and got ready for the rest of the days classes. Harry ld the way to DADA where they were met with the stuttering Professor Quirrell. Next was Charms with the ever tiny Professor Flitwick. Harry had really enjoyed this class. Like Transfiguration hey had been reading the theory of their first spell, which in the case of Charms was the levitating charm. Finally was History of Magic. Harry had thoroughly enjoyed this class. He had spent the entire time sleeping.
On the way to dinner Hermione went on and on about the homework they had received from each teacher. "The 12 inches for Binns shouldn't be too difficult. We covered it all in class".
Harry however was preoccupied by thoughts of Ginny. He reached the Hall and inhaled some roast beef before leaving them all very confused. He rook the steps to the common room two at a time.
He settled into his comfy bed before saying Ginny Weasley into the mirror. Exactly three seconds later Ginnys face appeared. "Hi. I miss you already. How are you".
"I missed you too Gin. I'm good. I just had some dinner and classes are going well".
"That's great Harry. Did you have Snape yet", she enquired. "Yeah. I had him for a double after Transfiguration and he was...nice to me".
"That's strange but I suppose his best friend and love of his life isn't dead this time".
"That's what I thought too but I decided not to think about it too much. How is the Burrow".
"Well, mum is finally not as stressed as usual without the twins. Dad is doing really well in his job. Charlie and Tonks are great. Tonks is helping me so much with everything. She honestly feels like a sister already".
Just then Ron started to enter the room with Draco and Neville. "I need to go. The boys are coming. I love you".
"I love you too Harry". She shut off her mirror connection as did he. "Harry", Ron spoke as he entered, "Are you okay".
"Yeah mate fine. Just a bit tired is all". Ron looked a bit suspicious but left it alone. "Okay if you say so. Goodnight mate". So the lights were turned off and the boys went to sleep.
A/N's: Thanks for the support I'm receiving on this story. Constructive feedback welcome.