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Sirius woke up the next morning to an empty bed and a note on his pillow.
I do not regret what happened last night. However I have a confession that may make you regret it. Meet me at my office at 10 so we can discuss it.
What had Amelia done that would make him regret last night. He checked the time. It was 9:30 so he got dressed and practically threw himself downstairs on the way to the kitchen. He grabbed an apple and flooed to the Ministry. It was great to be able to go places without having to sneak in worrying for his life.
When he arrived at the Department of Magical Law Enforcement he got his wand checked before he was cleared to continue his journey to Amelia's office. There was a lump in his throat as he knocked on the door. He sensed that Amelia was about to tell him something that would bring his world crashing down.
She opened the door and whe she saw him standing there started to look very nervous. "Sirius hi how are you". "Cut the shit Amelia if you are going to rip my heart apart again just do it". At this point Sirius didn't even realise there were tears rolling down his cheeks. He had never cared about a woman until he asked Amelia out in sixth year. He had loved her.
"Sirius, last night was one of the best of my life but". "No Amelia, don't say but. If you loved last night so much then there is no problem. I love you. You're the only woman I have ever truly loved and". Amelia had forgotten about Sirius' tendency to babble. "Sirius, I'm engaged". "What", he looked heartbroken. "I'm sorry. I really am". "No you're not. Who is it". She didn't answer so he raised his voice, "Who". If someone had walked in at that moment they would have found Sirius Black and Amelia Bones staring at each other with tears stained cheeks and an angry blazen look being shared between them.
"It's Archie Smith". She looked almost disappointed. "I need to go", was his only reply. "Sirius wait", but he was already gone. She sunk into her chair with a bottle of Firewhiskey and that is how Tonks found her an hour later. She had come in to talk about a case but figured she might as well try and prevent her boss from losing her job. So she took her to her parents house.
Harry was sitting next to the tree that he and Ginny had called theirs in the other timeline. He knew they were here instead of in a few years for a reason but he couldn't figure out what that reason was.
"A knut for your thoughts", came the voice of the one and only Ginny Weasley as she sat against the tree next to him. "Hey Gin, I was just thinking. Why have the fates sent us here. Why not sent us to 1994. That's when the first loss I could have prevented was. Why now".
"Well maybe they have decided to let you prepare. Maybe they are trying to help for once instead of making everything so difficult", she said while climbing into his lap. "Yeah maybe". "But for now I think we should relax. We have been given a gift. You're going to notice me five years earlier this time round and I say we make the most of it". They stayed there with Ginny curled up in Harry's lap for an hour before they went in for dinner.
Charlie hadn't joined them for dinner. Mrs Weasley was surprisingly ok with this. What her husband didn't know was that she had a feeling he was on a date or maybe that feeling was hope. She loved her son but he needed to find a woman. He was only 21 but she really wanted him to find the one.
Tonks had just brought Madam Bones to her parents house when she got a floo call from Charlie. They had gone to school together and had dated in sixth and seventh year. They had broken up when he had gone to Romania after school although they had been in love he had chosen dragons over her and she wasn't sure she was over it yet.
She answered the floo and was met with the smiling face of her former love. "Hi Nymph". "Hey Charlie". She knew she loved him but she had seen someone at Sirius' trial that had caught her eye. "Do you want to hang out later. We can go to Diagon Alley", he asked. "Yeah sure I'll meet you at the leaky cauldron in an hour".
She turned around and saw Amelia looking at her. "You know if you love him you should tell him. I made the mistake of not doing it and he left". Tonks was shocked. Amelia Bones lost a man. Who could have turned her down. soon enough her curiousity got the better of her. "Who was it". Pain crossed the older woman's features before she replied, "It was Sirius". Tonks was confused. She decided not to ask. She knew where the boundaries were.
"I'll think about it", she said as she walked away, "And for the record you can still tell him". With that she left Amelia to her thoughts.
Harry and Ginny went to bed early that night to use the mirrors. "Harry Potter". Harry's face appeared in the mirror. "Harry we need to start thinking about the Horcruxes. We could end this war before it starts". "I know that and I have a plan to run by you. When I go to Hogwarts I'm going to start training Ron and Hermione. I'll go down to the chamber and kill the basilisk. I'll get some fangs and when we get the Horcruxes we will already have a method of destroying them". "Ok, Harry I love you". "I love you too Ginny. We're going to win and when we do the world is going to be worth fighting for".
Harry was settling in here. He was so grateful to the Gods. He was going to get a second chance at his life and this time he wasn't going to shield his loved ones from the war. He was going to train them and they were going to kick some Death Eater butt.
Sirius was extremely angry. With Amelia, with the world, with himself. If he had just stayed with Harry that fateful night instead of going after Peter. Him and Amy might of had a future together. She wouldn't be marrying someone else. He had been thinking about his predicament for hours when it hit him. She didn't know how he felt. He was going to tell her.
He arrived at the Ministry only to find she wasn't there. So he did what any reasonable person would do. He set up camp outside her office. She didn't return to her office until an hour later. "Sirius what are you doing here", she said as she unlocked the door and ushered him in.
"Amy I know you are getting married but I couldn't live with myself knowing I hadn't told you how I feel". "Sirius what are you trying to say". He had a feeling he was going to have to spell it out. "I'm in love with you Amy", he didn't get another word in as she approached him. She flicked her wand as she moved locking the door which she proceeded to push him up against as she whispered against his lips, "That's good isn't it because I feel the exact same way".
Author's Notes: Thanks for the support I'm receiving on this story. Constructive feedback welcome.