Watching everyone transform into a doppelganger of himself was a little unnerving, but seeing how little respect they had as they changed in front of each other put him a little bit on the angry side. Until he saw his own buttocks in a pink thong and his face immediately flushed and when he heard Darcy's voice it flushed more. Still, upon heading out to the motorbike that he would be riding in with Hagrid, his friends bid farewell, and he told them he would see them there. It was odd hugging himself, but he knew that they were just as stubborn as he was. The count down came and soon they were off, and they were attacked by Death Eaters, though Hagrid quickly took a turn off and Harry turned to him.
"We have to go back!" he shouted and Hagrid shook his head.
"Can't, we have to get to our port key, 'arry!" he shouted back, and of course they had Death Eaters on them as well, and another guest. Hedwig. Harry had released her before everyone had come, and now there she was, defending him as he helped defend the driving Hagrid. Things escalated quickly, but something caught his eye. A green stream had hit Hedwig. His eyes widened and he reached for her descending body, but he couldn't continue to do so. He could feel tears burning in his eyes, and soon things took a rough turn as more and more hexes came their way. Then they ceased and one dark cloud figure appeared. Voldemort and a curse was slew at him, but before he could react, Harry's wand did. It released it's own gold stream, and he watched only for a moment as things calmed slightly.
However, in the midst of it all, Hagrid had been knocked out and they crashed into a field and Harry could feel the wetness before things faded around him. The moment he came to, he saw a couple, and after a brief conversation, a stumbling Hagrid came and they arrived, via port key, at the Burrow. They were the first there, and Molly seemed frantic and worried, and once things started, they just flew by. Lupin's voice came from the outside as he half-carried, half-dragged an injured George into the Burrow and once he was situated on the couch, he pinned Harry against the wall.
"Are you mad?" he could hear Ginny's voice.
"When Harry Potter visited my office the first time at Hogwarts, what creature was there?" Lupin demanded and Harry looked at him, stunned.
"Are you mad?" he echoed Ginny's words.
"ANSWER!" Lupin again demanded.
"A-a grindylow." he answered, and Lupin released him.
"Sorry, we've been betrayed, I had to make sure you weren't a spy." he explained and soon more people appeared outside, and they rushed out. He searched for Ron, Aria, and Darcy first, and upon seeing Kingsley he looked past him and saw Aria there as well. One there, one relief.
Aria followed her friends out after they were finished changing. Her nerves weren't settled though, she had this feeling in the pit of her stomach that something was wrong, or was going to go terribly wrong. Still, Darcy's image of Harry came over and pulled the foursome together in a hug, and upon hearing that they would see each other at the Burrow she nodded. "Yeah." she spoke, and she looked to Rob briefly, before Kingsley escorted her to the thestral they were to ride. He helped her onto it, and the moment they took off, an ominous cloud came over head, and she quickly brought up her wand and when lightning struck near them, the thestral's natural instincts came in and reared them away from it. Aria had nearly fallen backwards, but Kingsley had grabbed hold of her arm and when the thestral calmed enough, he let go of it and she turned slightly to see a stream of Death Eaters on their trail.
Wordlessly, she sent jinxes their way, hitting a few, missing a few, but as they continued to move about, slewing their own spells, she became more aggressive. One was heading up dangerously close and she moved her wand. "Evanesco." she called, quietly and upon hitting the broom underneath the death eater, it evaporated, and she released her breath. She hadn't released she had been holding it, but soon she started slewing more spells, but finally they retracted and oddly enough, they landed. Kingsley helped her off the thestral and nodded.
"Fine work, Miss Frost." he complimented as they headed up to their port key. She could see her skin bubbling back to normal, and just when she and Kingsley got hold of the port key, she knew she was herself again, he hair whipping about when she let go of the port key. They landed before the burrow, and it didn't seem like too many others were back, but Lupin came out, and Kingsley walked up ahead of her, his wand out. They exchanged words and Aria looked past to see Harry, the real one she assumed, but another noise caught her ears, and the sight of Tonks and a transforming Harry came into her eyes.
"Ron." she whispered and she ran over and threw her arms around him, hugging him. Two of her friends were there, but where was Darcy? Still, Ron's arms gave her enough support to know she was okay, that they would be okay.
"Deserves it, that one. I wouldn't standing here if not for him." Tonks said, and Aria looked back to her and then at Ron.
"Really?" she breathed before removing the set of Harry's glasses from his face, and hugging him again.