It was a week since Voldemort’s mortal remains fell down lifelessly in defeat.
A week since Harry was awarded the wizarding equivalent to the nobel prize.
Harry was still adapting to the various changes that had taken place. After a year of living like a fugitive, the stardom that came with the victory was a welcome change. In all the changes that took place, Hermione and Ron stayed with him. They were the only constant thing which reminded him of his struggle to achieve what he had - yet they symbolized nothing but joy to him.
Presently, harry sat in the great hall with the remains of the dumbledore’s army , having his breakfast.
“harry…” started Hermione hesitantly… she had a distressed look on her face as she examined the her notepad which contained the names of all martyrs as well as those who survived the war.
“All the losses are being reinstated by the provisional ministry but I cannot guarantee the safekeeping of the death eaters… since you are in a position of power, I suggest that you canvas for their rights…” she said.
“Herms...you think I will go up there and try to save those people who have been instrumental in such losses??” harry asked sceptically…
“well, harry, I thought we decided this before-“she started. Harry knew what was coming next.. and did not particularly look forward to it…
“fine, I’ll try… but I can’t promise anything… the people are angry. They are demanding action against those who killed their relatives. In such a situation, petitioning for death eater rights won’t be accepted even if you are the Boy Who Lived!” he reasoned.
“I can save the petty ones… but it will be difficult to protect those who openly associated with voldy…” he noted.
“so… the Malfoys…” said Hermione in a clearly distressed tone, which invited quite a lot of attention from her fellow DA associates.
“I’ll talk it out with Draco… I can aid him with protection, but the same can’t be said about Lucius. But I’ll fight their case, ‘cause without Narcissa I would not be here. Its time I paid them back” said Harry trying to act casual.
“Right. Well… that’s that…” said Hermione as she quickly turned away to report the progress to Professor McGonagall – the new headmistress.
After devouring an elaborate breakfast, harry set toward the slytherin common room, seeking the Malfoys. Since, the ministry was having trouble locating wizarding families after war, Hogwarts had turned into a provisional housing for them all- the old, the young, purebloods, half-bloods and muggle born(what was left of them anyway).
He swished across the corridors under his invisibility cloak to avoid any attention. He did that quite often.
While heading toward the Slytherin common room, harry spotted draco in a deserted classroom and entered it without the latter’s permission.
“Malfoy.” Said harry in a curt voice.
Draco jumped in shock and turned toward harry, his wand at the ready. He could not see anybody.
Harry, oblivious to the fact that he had his invisibility cloak on, continued, “I am here to talk to you about the fate of the death eaters who were found to be in contact with voldemort, and as you know, everybody knows that voldemort was housed in your family…” harry could not continue.
A lot of things happened at that moment.
Draco fearing this source less voice, aimed a curse right at the invisible harry and harry made some jerky movements to avoid the curse which resulted in the invisibility cloak slipping away and simultaneously fired another hex. The spells bombarded in the combined room and backfired on the two beings.
Harry felt his body go rigid, judging by draco’s expression, he had felt it too. They both were illuminated by the green light of the curse-hex and then harry felt a tiny blue ball leave his mouth and it interchanged with the one which had just exited Draco’s mouth. And the now and the illuminated blue balls returned the contrary masters.
Their souls had interchanged.
The two faces reflected expressions mingled with shock and denial. It took them a few second to realize that they had exchanged not just bodies but also lives.
After a few minutes harry and malfoy left the room together.
They had reached an agreement to remain in each others lives and not screw anything up for the other while they devised strategies to reverse the exchange.
Harry(now in draco’s being) headed to the slytherin common room to his “parents”.
While draco (now in harry’s body) headed to the Gryffindor common room rubbing his scar.
the cover picture does not belong to me. credits to the people who uploaded it. the characters belong to J.K. Rowling and the other copyright owners. I am writing this story simultaneously on another fiction website.