Harry and Edward flooed into Gringotts Wizarding Bank and walked over to the counter. "Hello, I'm Harry Potter, I wish to see my vaults."
"Mr Potter, of course," the clerk said. "Please, wait here while I get someone to help you out."
Not five minutes later someone was showing them down to Harry's vaults. "You have 14 vaults in the Potter name, 5 vaults in the Black name and one the Harry James Potter-Diggory name," the goblin informed them.
"Can I empty all the vaults and place the contents into other ones?" Harry asked, a plan already forming in his mind.
"Yes, that is possible," the goblin informed him. "This is a list of all the contents of your vaults except for the one on the Potter-Diggory that's a private vault and we have no list of contents of it."
Harry scanned the lists and had to hold back a gasp. He knew he was rich but never knew how rich he actually was. "Okay, everything in the Potter vaults and everything in the Black vaults I want to move to another vault and in a different name."
"Okay, what name would that be?"
"Harrison Diggory," Harry responded. "And I want visitation rights to "Cedric James Diggory," he thought it best to give his son full rights to his inheritance. "And Edward…" Harry looked over at Edward.
"Mason," Edward quickly said.
"Edward Mason Cullen."
"All right, I shall take care of that after we're done here."
"Would you mind doing this as soon as possible and as fast as possible?"
"Of course." They arrived at the Harry James Potter-Diggory vault. "Only Harry James Potter-Diggory can enter this vault," the goblin told them before opening the vault.
Harry nodded at Edward, letting him know he'd be fine and stepped inside with the door automatically closing behind him. He looked around and not a minute later a virtual image appeared of his ex-potions professor.
"Welcome Harry," the virtual image said. "You must have many questions and they shall all be answered. I know you can be an impatient brat at times, but it is imperative that you listen."
"It's not as if I have a choice," Harry muttered.
"Long before I became a death eater I was good friends with your mother. We spend a lot of time together which made your father jealous. He made my life at Hogwarts hell. My relationship with your mother quickly came to an end when I called her a mudblood, as you've seen in my memories. I never meant to hurt her. It just came out. I tried to apologise but she would have none of that. Then the whole incident happened with Black trying to kill me.'
"I was so angry at everything. I thought Voldemort was the answer. I started having doubts a month after I joined the Dark Lord. It wasn't until after I told the Dark Lord the prophecy and he decided that you were the one that was going to defeat him that I wanted to leave. I pleaded with him to spare your mother but it made no difference. He still killed her.'
"Not knowing what else to do I went to Dumbledore, hoping he could help me rectify this mistake I made. It cost me more than I could imagine.'
"I've always known that the Dark Lord would be back. I also knew that he'd return when you'd come to Hogwarts. The minute I saw you enter the great hall I knew who you were. It wasn't your distinct father's features but more your eyes; Lily's eyes, they reminded me of what I'd done.'
"The moment our eyes met and you touched your scar I knew I was right. The Dark Lord would return and that year would be when it would begin. I put my plan into motion and made sure to snarl at you every chance I got. The death eater's children were in your class and if they'd reported back to their parents that I actually helped you, I'd be dead the second the Dark Lord would rise and if that was the case I wouldn't be able to do anything to save you.'
"The moment I found out Lily had died, I promised myself I'd try anything to protect you, for I knew that was what she wanted.'
"I hope you really aren't as incompetent as I've always thought you were but every year you've been to Hogwarts was to train you. The headmaster could have destroyed the stone and never taken it to Hogwarts, Fawkes could have rescues you from the basalik. You've told me you and Miss Granger used a time turner to go back and save Black on the headmaster's orders…again he could have done this himself. He could have taken you out of the magical contract for the Triwizarding Tournament and yet he didn't.'
"You must understand that everything that happened to you at Hogwarts has been staged to train you. The headmaster could have put a stop to this but he never did, always trying to push you.'
"You fifth year was the hardest, no one believed you and you realised Dumbledore didn't have your best interest in heart and you were pregnant. In that year you showed more courage than any other year put together. I'm positive it would have made your parents proud.'
"Of course none of this should ever happened to you or any other child but it did and I'm proud of how your pulled through every single time." The virtual image shook his head. "You know better than anyone what you've been through those five years you've been at Hogswarts."
Harry nodded his head, even though he knew the virtual image couldn't see him.
"You probably know that I was a spy for Dumbledore pretending to be a spy for the Dark Lord. What you don't know is that since you're fourth year I've been spying against both of them. I gathered as much information as I could about their plans. I found out that the Dark Lord had only one ultimate goal; to kill you so he could rule the world. ‘
"You are familiar with the Dark Mark, what you don't know is that the Dark Lord controls his Death Eaters through it. The Dark Lord and the Death Eater had a special connection in which he stole the their magic from them through.'
"I found out that the headmaster has a similar connection with the Order of the Phoenix. In order to join the Order, you would have to sign a contract with your blood and you'll be bound to the Order forever. By a simple autograph we've given the headmaster control of our magic whether we wanted to or not, whether we know about it or not. The only way to get out of this is when the contract holder or yourself dies.'
"The headmaster was positive it would take years to train you in order to kill the Dark Lord but as always Harry Potter is as stubborn as they get and killed him before it was expected of him. The headmaster hadn't counted on that little fact and had to adjust his plans.'
"You see he wanted you to join the order when you turned 16 or 17 so he could tap into your magic whenever he wanted. I even believe he would have used your magic to kill the Dark Lord himself.'
"When you found a way to kill the Dark Lord, he had to come up with a different plan. You know he'd ordered Poppy and myself to place you in a coma. I didn't tell you that this was so he could find a spell that would relinquish your magic to him but again you escaped ruining his plans.'
"He had to come up with a different plan and found that the first thing he had to do was become your legal guardian so he would be able to control your every action. After that he'd need to find someone willing to be placed into a half-bond. As you now know, he chose Percy Weasley.'
"Percy had been working with him since he became a prefect and agreed to the bond. Once the bond was completed Percy would give your magic to Dumbledore while he got all your money. I hope you're competent enough to understand you'll die in the process.'
"I'm not telling you this so you could go and kill Dumbledore or do any of your foolish Gryffindor stunts. I just thought you should know why your being hunted once again. I also never cared whether you killed the Dark Lord or not, I just wanted you safe. I wanted to protect you as I couldn't protect Lily."
Harry could see that this was hard for the virtual image of Snape to tell. "I…never told you this but I've come to see you as my son and would do anything to protect you."
A feeling of dread passed through Harry at virtual Snape's latest words. "Even though Dumbledore adopted Harry Potter and the whole Boy-Who-Lived image, Poppy and I adopted Harrison Diggory, the boy, young man I must say, you have become. If anything should happen to me, I want you to know this."
"What are you up to?" Harry asked the virtual image, not caring the image wouldn't even answer his question.
"Be safe Harry, and know that there are still people around who love you for who you are."
Harry looked around the vault as the virtual image disappeared. He noticed an envelope and picked it up. After opening he read the letter inside. He swallowed the lump that had formed in his throat. Harrison Diggory was the official adoptive son of Severus Snape and Poppy Pomfrey. All he ever wanted in life was a family who loved him and now he had one. He just hoped Severus wasn't up to anything stupid, then again he was a Slytherin so he should know how to save his own tail.
Swiftly going through the rest of the vaults, he realised it was all the evidence Severus had collected, over the years and some valuable items that Harry assumed were from Snape; potions, books and journals. One of the journals got his attention for it had the initials ‘L.E.' carved on the cover. Lily Evans? Harry thought as he browsed through the journal and noticed it was his mother's journal. He had to swallow back the tears, everyone always talked about his father but never about his mother…this was the most precious gift anyone had ever given him.
He swallowed back the tears and noticed his old school trunk. He walked over to it and found his father's cloak, the marauder's map and the photo book Hagrid had given him. He shrank them and his mother's journal before pocketing them. He left the vault, clutching the envelope against his body. "We've successfully transferred your belongings to different vaults, sir," the goblin informed him.
"Thank you, and am I to understand no one else beside the three persons mentioned will be able to open those vaults?"
Harry nodded his thanks as his eyes landed on the vampire, still waiting for him. "Are you all right?" the vampire asked him and he merely nodded again. "We have to leave soon, Dumbledore is on his way."
"How do you know?"
"Jasper told me," at Harry's confused look he elaborated. "Jasper and Emmett followed us, making sure we weren't followed. They saw Dumbledore enter the alley and rushed to the bank." He saw the question in the wizard's eyes. "Rosalie and Alice are protecting the Diggorys. They have been there all along."
Harry nodded, not knowing what to say. "Let's go then."
"Did you learn anything interesting," Edward asked when they were seated in a booth still at the bank but hidden from view. Harry wanted to see the look when Dumbledore found out the vaults were empty. "You were in there a long time."
"Yes, I did," before Harry could continue the headmaster entered the bank and walked over to the front office. "He's here," Harry told Edward. "The letter Gringotts sent me told me someone took monthly withdraws. I can't wait to see the look on his face when he finds out that he can't touch a penny of my money anymore."
They watched as Dumbledore was led to the vault room. "You know, I never cared for money or fame. If he had asked I'd probably had given all of it to him but to learn he stole from me, without my knowing…it's just another stab in the back, you know? I just get so tired of being used all the time. I don't even know what normal is." His eyes landed on the vampire. "That was until I moved to America, if you don't notice the fact that I hang out with vampires."
"You will have your normal life again, vampires included, I promise you," the vampire's words went straight to his heart and he willed himself to believe them. He gave the vampire a small smile, showing his appreciation. "I'll make sure of it," the vampire promised; his eyes sincere. Harry had no doubt the vampire would do anything in his power to make his promise come true.
A ruckus was heard on their left. Harry glance over and saw the headmaster fuming as he made his way from the vault room, trailed by two goblins. "How can you say that? I've been robbed!"
"Begging your pardon, sir," one of the goblins tried. "The vault is address to Harry Potter and he was the one to empty the vaults, sir."
"I am his guardian, he had no right!"
"He has, sir. There's nothing in our records that claims he's unfit to handle the money. He's an adult in the eyes of the wizarding world and he had every right to do as he wished with his money."
Harry had to snigger when he could see Dumbledore get redder in the face then walking out of the bank, almost bursting with anger. "Now that's entertainment!" Harry burst out, laughing behind his hand. Even Edward had to crack a smile as he watched the angry headmaster exit the bank.