"Stay close to me"
-- Harry Potter
Having learned that he must die, Harry heads towards in the Forbidden Forest to meet Lord Voldemort. Along the way, he makes sure that Neville Longbottom knows that Nagini has to be killed, in case Hermione and Ron are unable to kill her. When he reaches the Forest, Harry retrieves the Resurrection Stone from the Snitch and he sees his mother, his father, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin, who prepare him for death. Upon reaching Aragog’s hollow, where the Death Eaters are camped, Harry permits Voldemort to kill him without attempting to defend himself.
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Still later on the same day, May 2nd, but still during the small hours of the morning.
Exceptional character moments
the end would be clean, and the job that ought to have been done in Godric's Hollow would be finished: neither would live, neither could survive.
Dumbledore's betrayal was almost nothing. Of course there had been a bigger plan; Harry had simply been too foolish to see it, he realised that now.
He wanted to be stopped, to be dragged back, to be sent back home...
But he was home. Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here...
The long game was ended, the Snitch had been caught, it was time to leave the air...
"Harry!" Neville looked suddenly scared. "Harry, you're not thinking of handing yourself over?"
"We're all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that?"
It did not matter about bringing them back, for he was about to join them. He was not really fetching them: they were fetching him.
"I didn't want you to die," Harry said. These words came without his volition. "Any of you. I'm sorry -" He addressed Lupin more than any of them, beseeching him.
"-right after you'd had your son... Remus, I'm sorry-"
"I am sorry too," said Lupin. "Sorry I will never know him... but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand I was trying to make a world in which he could live a happier life."
"You'll stay with me?"
"Until the very end," said James.
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From the Web
- The Resurrection of Harry Potter?
- MuggleCast Episode 150: Cry Babies (Chapter 34 of Deathly Hallows)
- Free Will: Harry the Horcrux and the Power of Choice
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