"What's up, James?"
"Lily and I were wondering if you could come over. We have something to ask you."
"Be right there."
. . .
Sirius apparated into the small cottage that sat in Godric's Hollow. When he appeared he heard the claps and giggles of his godson, apparently he was happy with Sirius' appearing trick.
"Hello, Harry. How's my favorite godson doing this fine afternoon?" Sirius asked, bending down to ruffle the kids already messy hair.
"He's your only godson, Sirius," Lily laughed. She stood in the doorway, leaning up against the kitchen door holding a hand towel.
"Which means he's my favorite," Sirius winked, standing up to hug her. "How're you doing, lily-flower? Long time no see."
"I've been well, having to deal with James and this one has kept me pretty busy. They're a handful those two are."
"Hey! I'm not that bad," James laughed, coming up behind the two. He swung his arm around Lily's shoulders, pulling her into his side.
"So what is it you two wanted to ask me?" Sirius asked after a while of playing with Harry. He had definitely missed his godson.
"Well," James started.
"We were wondering," Lily continued.
"If you'd like to be our secret keeper," James finished. Sirius stopped playing with Harry to look at them, they were holding hands watching his reaction to the question.
"I- Why me?" He asked.
"We trust you, Sirius." Lily said softly, looking the boy in the eyes. "We trust you with our lives, more than anyone else."
"Please, Pads. Dumbledore thinks we need one, especially with Voldemort rising."
"Okay then," Sirius signed, agreeing.
. . .
Days later the Potters, Sirius, and Dumbledore were gathered in their house. Harry was playing with Remus in another room.
"Right, ready then?" Dumbledore asked, his eyes twinkling like always.
"Yeah, let's do this." The three responded.
Their hands intertwined together and Dumbledore silently performed the Fidelius Charm, the secret of Godric's Hollow being secured from Voldemort forever.
. . .
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