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Harry Potter's last word: Write your own Book 7 ending

In an interview in 2005, J.K. Rowling confirmed that, as of that time, the last word in the final Harry Potter book was "scar". How do you imagine the final page of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will look? Write your own ending for the book and share it with us! The only requirements: Please write one to three paragraphs max, and the last word of your entry must be "scar".

UPDATE: The Last Word is No Longer Scar!

Friday night (7/6/07) on the Jonathan Ross show on the BBC, J.K. was asked if "scar" still the last word in the book, as had been reported, and she said, "Scar? It was for ages, and now it's not. Scar is quite near the end, but it's not the last word." So, please continue with our three paragraph fantasy endings, but you no longer have to make "scar" the last word if you don't want...

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Hermione was the last to say goodbye. Bending low over Harry�s coffin, her eyes blurred with tears as she whispered �I love you�, and kissed the scar on his forehead.

Posted by Moz from London on July 11, 2007 4:53 PM

...and it was over. Harry had fulfilled the prophecy. Over this last year so many things have happened in Harry's life. He had come of age, he had finished the task that Dumbledore left him with, and most importantly he had ed the Dark Lord. Harry had lost everything, though. His friends, his family and all that Harry held near had been taken by Voldemort.

Posted by Connor Ashley from Central City, Kentucky, USA on July 12, 2007 1:50 PM

Voldemort, ... Harry was filled with joy and anger. For Voldemort had ed Snape, the very man who saved Harry's life. He wheeled himself around to see Ron and Hermione, having grins on their faces. Harry used the rest of his strength to stumble over there until passing out...

"Harry?" A familiar voice whispered, as Harry snapped open his eyes. He sat up, feeling limp and took a look around. He was in a hospital bed. "Hi Harry..." Ginny smiled.

Her eyes. They snapped Harry into reality, he was okay, no more worries, no more problems. Without noticing Mr. and Mrs. Weasley walk in he kissed her. When they finally broke free, it seemed like forever, Harry noticed Mr. and Mrs. Weasley grin at him. He rubbed his forehead, just to make sure his scar was still there...

Posted by Rachel from USA on July 12, 2007 6:40 PM

"Please dad, let me try!" said little Lily Potter, "Please!"

"Well all right, Lily, you can try to fly my Firebolt, but be careful, it's fast," said Harry Potter, smiling at his youngest child and only daughter. Lily soared up into the air. 'Wow', thought Harry, 'She's a natural.' All of his other kids, Nick, Neville,Arthur, the twins: Sirius and James, and Remus were all at Hogwarts. Lily would go next year.

All of a sudden, Ginny was walking across the yard of their small house. "What do you think you're doing?! Letting her ride your Firebolt! She could break her neck!" Harry cowered under the Mrs.Weasley-ish glare. "Don't worry dear," said Harry, "she's a natural."

"Just like her father, I suppose," Ginny sighed, glancing at her daughter flying through the yard, "she'll have a scar next, on top of everything." Harry smiled at his wife. The next second, Lily made a smooth landing right next to him. "Did I do good dad?" Lily asked her father. "You were brilliant, Lily!" said Harry as Lily beamed at him. Even Ginny gave a reluctant smile. The three of them walked into the house and Lily could be heard saying "Now can you tell me about the time you defeated Voldemort?!"

"Wait until Uncle Ron and Auntie Hermione arrive with your cousins and then I'll tell you the whole story," agreed Harry with a smile at his daughter. There had been a happy ending after all.

Posted by jeanette from almond, wisconsin, USA on July 13, 2007 07:21 AM

Voldemort�s hand was outstretched, the ing curse was on his lips. But at the very last second Snape launched himself between the two dueling wizards, one young and one old. The green light flashed as �Avada Kedavra!� burst forth from Voldemort�s lips. The green light hit Snape and he immediately fell to the floor. Harry pointed his wand at Voldemort, �Stupeify!� he screamed. He heard Voldemort in his mind, �Is that the best you can do?� Harry looked at Voldemort�s temporarily rigid form. �I feel sorry for you, I feel compassion for you. The prophecy that you heard was only active because you chose to make it so. And I am choosing to end it here. No, not in the ing curse, because there are things worse than . You are going to have every part of your soul restored and with that you are also going to feel the guilt for the life of every person that you ed. There are things worse than . And I not stoop to your level. You live with the remorse and the agony of every heinous act you have committed. With that Harry pointed his wand at Voldemort. But before he could utter the incatation. Voldemort�s hand shot forth �Avada Kedavra!� But the green light never reached Harry. All around him stood the ghosts of the past. Harry�s parents, Sirius, Dumbledore, Cedric, each sheltering Harry, and the ing curse rebounded and hit Voldemort in the chest. And the Dark Lord fell quietly to the ground. His greatest fear come true. The glimmer of his mother�s smile eased the ache in his heart for a moment. And then the ghost of Dumbledore spoke. �Your soul is intact, We couldn�t allow you to become like him.� And then the ghosts became fainter and fainter. Until there seemed to be nothing in the room with Harry except for the bos of Snape and Voldemort. From behind him he began to hear voices, ones he recognized. Ron was helping a limping Herminone. Then there was a flash of long red hair. And Ginny was in his arms. His eyes clouded with tears and together they cried, Ginny tears soaking his shirt.

�Who did we lose?� Harry asked.
�Neville ed Bellatrix to avenge his parents, and Hagrid didn�t survive. And Percy gave his life to save our mother.�
Harry looked to the place where Snape�s body lay, �He d protecting me, maybe I was wrong about him all of this time. Because when my life was on the line, he too, stepped between me and .� They all looked to the place where Snape and Voldemort�s bos lay, When Ginny turned to face him, she gasped. �Harry, your scar, it�s gone.�
Harry�s hand reached up and brushed the hair away in silent awe that the scar was gone.

Posted by Alica from Oklahoma on July 13, 2007 08:49 AM

Snape had talked for two hours, explaining and answering questions from the other members of the Order. Unlike his usual brusque conversational style, he had talked freely and now he leant back on the sofa looking relieved and more relaxed than anyone had ever seen him.
�Do you think Voldemort is truly now � that we are safe? asked Lupin
�In his form as Voldemort, yes, I believe so,� replied Snape tiredly, �but evil always find ways to exist, whatever we do. The battle is endless but I hope for the moment we have a respite.�

Hermione, now a member of the Order, spoke for the first time. With Harry gone and Ron she had seemed diminished and forever awash with tears, but now her voice held her previous energy as she jumped up from her chair beside Minerva. �Harry must be told!� she cried. �this changes everything!� She was cut off by the sound of pounding footsteps outside and suddenly the heavy oak door crashed back against the wall. Harry stood there, face furious, and wand held ready. Moody, his reflexes quicker than the others, aimed a hex which knocked the wand from Harry�s hand; it went clattering across the floor, but not before the green light streaked from it, across the room and hit the defenceless Snape in the heart. Without a sound Snape subsided onto the sofa instantly lifeless.

�Harry� shrieked Hermione, �You�ve ed the last person who stood between you and Voldemort! Ignoring her, Harry stared down at his old enemy � and protector.

�Keep Harry safe,� Dumbledore had ordered Snape, and he had, risking his life and health to do so. Fools, both of them! They had not realised that Harry needed to be kept safe from Harry! Harry knew a momentary pang of guilt, swiftly suppressed, but the angry knot in his stomach began to uncoil. It was his, Harry�s, destiny to destroy he-who-should-not-be-named, not Snape�s. Then, somewhere in the distance, Harry heard laughter, and, with a grin of triumph, he turned to face the Order. �Yes,� he said, �now nothing stands between me and the Dark Lord!� and welcoming the familiar tingling pain, he reached up to touch his scar.

Posted by DaneRosa from Hampshire, England on July 13, 2007 12:35 PM

Harry lie there, and in his agony tried to talk. His jaw broke, and he thought he would of pain. "I've warned you, Harry Potter," sneered Voldemort. "Now, as I must sadly say, the parting of our ways has come. What do you think, Potter?" he breathed. Harry lay there, focusing on getting up. Where was his wand? He saw it, a couple of feet away. "It's taken too long. Say goodbye," Voldemort said, his voice more terrible than he could imagine. "Avada Kedavra!" he yelled, and it seemed to echo in the air. It seemed to take forever for something to happen. Then all of a sudden, a burst of light came, and the world slowly stopped. Harry and Voldemort stared at each other, and before anything else could happen, Harry was filled with rage he had never felt before. Memories of those Voldemort ed came back to him, and harry felt his wand raise. "Avada Kedavra!" he shouted, and Voldemort flew backwards. Harry walked over to his body, looked down at that horrible face, and knew he had fulfilled the prophecy.

Posted by Katy from Virginia on July 13, 2007 2:11 PM

As Harry and what remained of the Order of the Phoenix looked down at the 8 tombstones, all of the recent s finally hit Harry. He realized he would never see Hermione, Ron, Professor McGonagall, Snape, Bill, Moody, Hagrid, or Tonks again. With Fred and George in St. Mungo's and the disappearance of Charlie and Percy, he hoped everything would be all right later on.
He saw Mr. Weasley approach him out of the corner of his eye and turned to face him.
"Harry, I'm sure you probably think that we wouldn't even consider taking you in as our son, but know that you are always welcome at the Burrow," Mr. Weasley began.
" Would you seriously accept me? After all the s I caused?"
"Harry, you did not cause those s. Voldemort did. You did nothing but try to protect those around you, and no one can blame you for that. And Voldemort is , by you hands. You avenged their inevitable s, and the Weasleys couldn't be more thankful for that."
"They were completely helpless, and he just blasted them apart. If I hadn't brought them with me so he wouldn't go after them, he woudn't have ed them. They were wandless."
"I know, Harry. But like Arthur said, Voldemort caused their s, not you." Mrs. Weasley had appeared by her husband's side.
"I can't go back to the Burrow. I am so grateful to you, for everything you have done, but Voldemort's follower's are still out there, and I can't put you in any more danger. I-"
"Harry, Molly and I are safer than we ever have been. Voldemort's gone, and while his Eaters are still out there, they're very weak. All thanks to you."
"Our entire family would be if it weren't for you, Harry. Our now family owes you a life , and we intend to pay it." The Weasleys have been through so much, thought Harry. If they reaaly want me to be with them, it's the least I can do."
After the , Harry and the Weasleys went back to the Burrow to find Aberforth waiting for them.
"I have very good news for you all," he said. "Bill and Percy were found in the mountains near the giant's new territory. They were taken to St. Mungo's ten minutes ago. The giants were capturing any wizard who passes through their territory, but the giants have been punished and the captive wizards released."
The weasleys in St. Mungo's all made full recoveries within the next few months. Hogwart's reopened, under Headmaster Remus Lupin, and Harry made up the year he missed. He continued to live with the Weasleys until he became an Auror at the Ministry. He succesfully rose to the post of the Head of Auror Office, and eventually to Minister of Magic. To this day, he lives a happy life, and his forehead is clear of any scars.

Posted by Tom from El Paso TX on July 13, 2007 8:41 PM

it was the end of everything...harry knew it
was just a second away from him, voldemort was winning
and harry could do nothing at all, he felt ashamed of himself.harry wondered his fri..his thought was cut by a shout 'AVADA KEDAVARA!' it was snape, snivellus snape..
harry felt no pain all of a sudden and the scene came into clear focus as if nothing had ever happened to him.
when voldemort had hit harry with the ing curse he had aimed rite at the scar which was the unknown horcrux so voldemort had no more horcruxes left!
instead of being greatful to snivellus he was outraged and raising his wand yelled 'AVADA KEDAVARA'
hermione stepped in front of snape and got hit by the curse, harry dropped his wand awed at what he had just done...

Posted by Shreya Bhagattjee from Mumbai,India on July 14, 2007 07:01 AM

Lying here so many years later, the ten year anniversery of Voldemort's . And as he shifted uncomfortable, still suffering from nightmares and a pain in his scar, he suddenly relaxed. Voldemort was now. There was no worry here. But so many others were . Cedric, Sirius Dumbledore, Neville, Tonks, Snape. The innocent have d. He thought. And I was not one of the innocent. I brought this fate upon them. It was my fault. If I had d that night...
"We would have d, too." Ron said from across the room. Harry realized he had been speaking aloud. "Harry, if you had d that night, everyone would be . They sacrificed their lives for yours only because they knew they had to." "But it's not fair, Ron." Harry responded. "Why must others suffer for my fate? For Voldemort's?" "I remember a time," Hermione said softly from a chair next to Ron. "When no one would say his name. It's safe now. You made it safe for everyone, with the help of all those people." "I couldn't have done it without them." "No one could have. They were brave." Hermione said softly. "And," Ron pointed out. "If Neville had been in your place, you would have d for him. You had an understanding."
"I still don't get why someone would turn so evil." Harry whispered, trying not to cry. "I don't understand how someone could be so cold. How they could so many." He grazed his forehead with his index finger. He could be and Neville could be alive right now...if Neville had gotten this scar.

Posted by Anna from Georgetown, Kentucky on July 14, 2007 3:52 PM

As Harry lay in the graveyard where Voldemort regained his lost power 4 years ago, he barely noticed that his blood was gushing everywhere from Snape's Sectumsempra spell. "I fulfilled the prophecy, Snape." Harry said. "I may be , but Voldemort is and the battle here end soon. The Order you and keep everyone safe and Hogwarts reop-" Snape cut him off with a loud shout of "AVADA KEDAVRA!"
Harry saw a bright flash of green light and heard the rush of coming for him, and then-


Posted by victor from el paso on July 14, 2007 4:02 PM

"Harry, thank goodness!" Hermione rushed up and threw her arms around him, never wanting to let go.
"Hermione!" Ron said in what he thought was a whisper. "Let him breath! Look at him. We don't know what he's been through tonight!"
Hermione let go, gasping for breath from crying. "I'm sorry Harry. Come lay down. Rest. You're probably exhausted."
Harry shook his head, practically unable to speak. "I'm not tired."
"You all right there, mate?" Ron said softly, putting his arm around his shoulder.
"I thought that..." he finally looked at Ron. "I thought that it would be longer. I thought it would be slow. It was so fast. Everything was happening at once... I'm so confused. I still don't know what happened."
"You don't have to tell us." Hermione said, hugging Harry again, incapable of keeping off. "Just...just sit."
"The pensieve ed him." Harry whispered. "I stuck his head in and he melted in his memories. That thing in the cave. In the lake that Dumbledore took me to before he d. He knew it was a pensieve. He had Professor Flitwick do a charm to transfer his pensieve memories to that one. If he had told me...I could have saved so many. Neville is ."
Hermione gasped and Ron looked down, shaking his head.
"Parents would be proud." Ron muttered, pacing.
"He's not the only one. There be a lot of proud parents tonight, I'm afraid."

Thinking back to that night, Harry never would have thought he would smile to it. He realized now, fifteen years later, ending the feast at Hogwarts, that everything was fine. People had d so he could be here, the headmaster at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, beaming at the young pupils.
"This has been and extraordinary year at Hogwarts." Harry announced. "There has been so much learned here. So many people unlocking their potential.
"I would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. and Mr. Weasley for stepping up when teachers were needed. Ron and Hermione have always been friends of mine. We have never had such wonderful Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers. We are glad to have Mr. Ron Weasley and Mrs. Hermione Weasley here."
The room broke into applause for a few seconds.
"And we would especially like to remember some dear friends who are not with us. Surely Professor Binns has told you all about them."
"Headmaster Dumbledore."
The room applauded.
"Ginny Weasley."
More applause.
"Neville Longbottom."
"And a dear friend and loyal man to the very end, Professor Snape."
Ron and Hermione clapped extra hard on these four names, Hermione wiping tears from her eyes.
"And now we say goodbye to a wonderful year, and hello to a wonderful summer."
The children stood and made their way to the front door, leaving for the summer. Hermione and Ron sat on either side of Harry.
"We were thinking, Harry." Ron started, taking a bite of extra food. "You're single and all alone..."
Hermione smacked him, moving her arm around Harry. "That's a nice way of putting it!" She cleared her throat. "We thought it would be nice if you would be the godfather of little Ginny and Ron."
Harry grinned. "I remind myself of Sirius."
Ron snorted. "You flatter yourself."
Hermione smacked him again.
"I was just saying," Harry went on. "I would love to be the godfather."
Hermione kissed him on the cheek and leaned back. Ron patted Harry's back and took another bite.
"I don't think it's odd at all. This is perfect. This is the beginning of the rest of our lives, and it all started with one scar."

Posted by Faith from Williamstown, Kentucky on July 14, 2007 4:23 PM

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