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."