The Love Behind You
Time always flies from the past to the present but toddles slowly to the unknown future.
"Time rushes." Dumbledore started to explain his own story, "When I was in my seventh year, the Triwizard Tournament between the three schools was held in Durmstrang. As a candidate I came to Durmstrang. I met Gellert Grindelwald and became friends with him. Grindelwald was a talented wizard and we chatted congenially. We were in touch all through the year.
'Get the deathly hallows! Make an army!' He shouted excitedly.
'The deathly hallows? Isn't it a myth?'
'Of course not! The elder wand is just at Gregorvitch's'.
'That Germany wandmaker? We've only got twelve galleons.' I persuaded him, "Grindelwald, can't we find another way? '
"Then, we had a fierce argument and finally decided that he would go for the elder wand and I would go for the resurrection stone. 47 years later, we both made it. He used the elder wand to make an army while I got the resurrection stone. That year, I beat his army. He gave up the wand and left.
"I got the elder wand and continued my teaching career. The elder wand had a piece of soul of a Thestral in it. I don't know how—fantastic beasts were always amazing—my Phoenix Fawkes communicated with the Thestral. Phoenixes and Thestrals are very different in that they represent birth and death respectively. Fawkes spent a month or so to get the Thestral reborn with its tears. The Thestral can't die—it can only be sealed.
"The Thestral reminisced the life in the wand as a killing machine. I am the only owner that didn't get it from killing and Fawkes saved it. Though it comes from death, it is willing to help me. Phoenixes can't make people reborn but Thestrals can travel between life and death. It saved me and brought me back from heaven. In this way, I came back."
The long silence was broken by Hermione's question, "Sir, you’ve never dreamed of it, have you?"
"You are right. I never thought of it. Never thought of rebirth. Never thought that someone would get the elder wand ---- the greatest wand, but chose to destroy it. When the elder wand was destroyed, the silk-like wandlight was the memory and sou of the Thestral. Harry, my rebirth happened because of you. It brought me back. All of this happened because you have a kind and loving heart."
"Miracles just happens when there is love behind you." Dumbledore answered, "Harry, Minerva, my children, please always remember there is love behind you."
The Old Story
The story began from the very beginning.
“Ah, my children, that is weird.” Dumbledore explained, “But that's a long story and it has to be explained from the very beginning.”
“Harry, what are you doing here?” exclaimed Professor McGonagall. Obviously, she had apparated to find Harry. Standing beside her, Ginny cried out Harry's name and rushed towards him.
But when both of them saw Dumbledore, they gasped. McGonagall cried, “Headmaster, how…how can you—”
“Minerva, I am not the headmaster, you are.”Dumbledore answered in a firm voice.
McGonagall wanted to say something but Dumbledore interrupted her, “Yes, we are talking about the question you asked. Will you stay and listen?”
Five great wizards and witches gathered around to hear the story. Dumbledore started with the old story of the three brothers. All of them had heard of the story but they kept listening carefully to Dumbledore. This story was only a fraud, a fraud of Death. Dumbledore said Death was only a transformation of Salazar Slytherin by magic. The elder wand was used to trick the Peverells and was taken as a legacy. The elder wand was made of a thousand-year-old elder tree and its wand core was thestral tail.
Others were all surprised by this tale which had deceived the whole magic world for such a long time. “What's in your pocket, Harry?” Dumbledore asked. Harry took the elder wand from his pocket.
Dumbledore took the elder wand and continued, “After Salazar had left Hogwarts, he planned to prove himself and his opinion. He practiced his magic alone peacefully and found a powerful kind of magic -- the deeper magic. It was more powerful than our kind of magic because it has love. The love made Lily protect Harry , the love made Harry defeat Tom.
“He should have been a good helpful man but the ugly side of him appeared. He was unfriendly to anyone at all and started to make use of the love around him, friendship, admiration and even parent's love. He soon learned the deeper magic so powerfully but became helpless. He put all his magic in this wand. However, the wand was no longer helpful or loyal to him but cruel and in cold blood. Finally he used the wand to trick the three brothers with effort of his whole life. I've discovered it in the heaven and brought the story back.”
Dumbledore finished the old story. Five wizards and witches sitting there were so surprised that they couldn't find the right words to say.