Harry Potter and the Power of Emotions


Story Summary:
Harry wakes up around midnight. A few moments later he finds that Fred and George have apparated into his room.

Chapter 18

Chapter Summary:
Harry and Luna arrive at Platform nine and three quarters. Harry finally meets Mr. Lovegood!
Author's Note:
Thanks to my beta Miss Mermaid!

Chapter 18: Lily and the Prankster

The Hogwarts Express rolled into Kings Cross Station. Draco saw his mother and quickly went to her, leaving Hermione alone, so she could look for her own mother. A bit further on, she saw Ron and Ginny being greeted by Mrs. Weasley. She also saw Harry and Luna meet with two House-Elves, one that she recognised as Kreacher.

"Hi, Kreacher," Harry said.

"Hello, young Master!" Kreacher said. "Young Master found some decent friends I see, not blood-traitors and Mudbloods, like the other brats."

"That's enough, Kreacher," Harry said. "And are you going to introduce us to your friend?"

"I'm no friend of his, sir. I'm Lily, the House-Elf of the Lovegoods!" Lily said.

"That's a beautiful name, Lily. My mother was called Lily," said Harry honestly. "She died when I was a baby."

"I know, sir! Everybody knows! Master wants to meet you. He says you have to ride with the Weasleys to Ottery St. Catchpole, though," Lily said finally.

"Ok, Lily. We'll be there shortly," Luna said.

"Kreacher, is there anyone at Headquarters?" asked Harry.

"Only the werewolf, little Master, and the pushy woman," Kreacher replied.

"Ok then, Kreacher. Go back to Headquarters, and listen to Remus and Tonks!" Harry said.

Kreacher and Lily vanished.

Luna and Harry walked towards the Weasleys.

Harry was pulled into an embrace by Mrs. Weasley.

"Hello, Mrs Weasley," he said. "I hope it's ok that we travel with you to Ottery St. Catchpole. Luna's father is too busy to pick us up, and the Lovegoods also live there."

"No problem, dears!" Mrs. Weasley said, answering him.

"Hello, Luna," Mrs. Weasley continued. "It's great that you are together with Harry. This way, he won't be that far away. Surrey is a long way from our house!"

"Thank you," Luna said dreamily. "Daddy thinks you are great people. Especially Fred and George. He has heard of your jokes. He really likes them,"

"Thanks, I guess," said George.


When Luna and Harry arrived at Luna's house, Lily was already waiting for them. She was to bring their trunks up to their rooms.

"It's called 'Little Dream,' " said Luna. "We have always lived here. My mother did all her experiments in the basement. It's a wonder the house didn't blow up, you know!"

"I can think it is, having spent a few summers at the Burrow with the Weasley's," Harry replied. "It's strange, but I miss Fred and George. I miss the havoc they created. It makes everything seem too quiet!"

"That's exactly how I feel about my mother. It has been quiet for too long. It needs something to liven things up," Luna said.

"It will happen, Luna. If not today, then maybe tomorrow," Harry said. "Now let's go inside."

Luna opened the door and they were promptly greeted by Mr. Lovegood.

"Hi, Luna, my little princess. And you must be Harry. I'm Isaac, Luna's dad. But you can call me I because my sack is hanging behind the barbed wire!" Isaac Lovegood laughed. His laughed sounded like that stereotypical witches' laughter he heard about at school when he was young, but then a bit lower.

"Sorry about the joke. I couldn't ignore such an opportunity. Dumbledore has probably been warning you against me, saying what a prankster I am! But you can call me Isaac, or dad, or whatever you want," Isaac said.

"In fact, he did said that he liked your jokes a lot," Harry answered. "But I owe you one, for publishing my interview earlier this year."

"Don't worry about that, Harry! It's no big deal. And as you can see I'm a bit sick," Isaac said, pointing at his balding head.

"What is it, Daddy?" Luna said.

"I'm suffering from the Syndrome of Hull!" Isaac said, his face a bit contorted.

"The Syndrome of Hull? I've never heard of it. What is it?" Harry asked.

"The Syndrome of Hull: more hair on your sack than on your skull! Got you again, didn't I?"

"Yes, Mr. Lovegood. You did," Harry said with a loud sigh. This was going to be a long, exhausting holiday!