Anger. Harry felt it often, for various reasons. Anger about Sirius' death, anger at Voldemort for ruining his life, anger at Dumbledor for being a meddling old goat... Mostly at himself though, as he never could stop blaming himself for all the things that went wrong. If he had done this instead of that...
All the Wizarding World believed that The-Boy-Who-Lived could, and would, kill Voldemort for them, even after the way they treated him. There were, however, those few rare individuals who believed in Harry. Just Harry.
Cowards. That's what everyone was. Cowards. Leaving it up to a 16 year old to kill the worst Dark Lord in a hundred years. Some were worse than others. Some betrayed themselves, and their families, to be a Death Eater, just because they were too cowardly to say no.
Harry knew many who had died. Some he had cared for, some he hoped were rotting in hell. Harry grew close to death in a twisted sense, as they often appeared side by side, working together. Death was always close to Harry. Too close. The many times Harry had been that closeto dying, just to wake up...
Evan Rosier. The first Death Eater killed. Harry never got over the guilt, even when there were countless more. Evan Rosier's famous last words were: 'Well, Potter, I'm your first kill.' This was his gloat as he slowly choked to death.
All but a few, like Harry, feared He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Most are too scared to even say his name. Some feared other things; giants, werewolves, banshees... They all learned to fear the force of Harry in anger and his wraith, though. Even his friends.
The devil herself - Ginerva Weasley. Harry hated her, not for the fact that she betrayed them all to Voldemort, but because she kept chucking herself at him, even though he was gay. To Harry, her joining that lunatic was just another reason to hate her, added to a very long list.
Hermione would always nag at Harry about what he did. So dangerous, she would say. If only she would have listened to her own advice. Maybe, just maybe, she would have been there at the end. Maybe.
Harry was more injured during the war than most of the aurors combined. Madame Pomfrey actually gave him his own bed, above it with a plaque saying:'Reserved for Harry Potter. No, don't sit down. He'll be in it in a minute.'
Weasley Wizard Wheezings became the best joke shop in Britain during the war, and after the war, the twins set their sights on making worldwide branches. This left Harry wondering why he had given them that money all those years ago. He had set loose a pair of identical twins set on conquering the world.
Harry and Viktor where as close as brothers. During the war, Harry would always eagerly await Viktor's daily letter, saying 'I'm okay, Harry. There is no need to come and rescue me today.'The one day the letter failed to turn up, was the day the world learned just why Harry Potter was a force to be reckoned with. When Harry was reunited with his adopted brother, he cried for the first time since Sirius died.
Harry eventually learnt the art of blocking and entering minds from Snape, but only after explaining to the sour potions master that no, he had not been given the books on the art by the headmaster, and that no, he did not know anything about the art. Needless to say, everyone at Hogwarts respect and fear for the Professor went up a couple of knots. Dumbledore, however, learned why he should not mess with Severus Snape.
Harry was surprised to learn that he had 6 estates, 7 vaults, 2 castles, and shares in most of the shops in Diagon Alley, as well as a seat on the Wizagemot. The goblins weren't though, and proceeded to explain just how many laws Dumbledor had broken by not telling Harry about all those things.
That was what most people did to help with the war. Nothing. And yet, through it all, Harry fought. To protect them. And what did he get in return? Nothing.
Harry, and most of Hogwarts, would never forget the day all the teachers where dressed in low-cut orange dresses, and the males had oranges for breasts. What was funnier however, was Snape's & McGonagall's expressions when they saw each other, and then when the saw they were wearing the same thing.
The never ending pain.The slow, burning of the nerves in his hand, the quick, sharp, tearing feeling as his leg was cut through to the bone. Or the dizziness, the daze as he lost blood too quickly for Madame Pomfrey to replace. It all kind of blurred together near the end.
No one ever knew that Harry had a hatred for queues. This was because he was either so pissed people let him go ahead of them, they wanted to stare at his arse, or they had recognised him. Anyone who did find out (like muggle bar and nightclub owners), realised that maybe a few people skipping the queue was okay.
Ron Weasley. Harry's best friend till the very end. At the Final Battle, just before Harry killed Voldemort and the war was over, he sacrificed himself to save Harry from an Adva Kedavra he had not seen. The burst of pure power that caused Voldy's death was so strong it knocked out all those with a Dark Mark and left Harry in a coma for 5 months. The first thing Harry said after he awoke was: 'I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. Ron. Please. I'm sorry.'
Harry never grew past 5"1". He always kept his thin frame, and when he was persuaded by Neville to grow his hair long in the Pureblood tradition, someone called him very feminine looking. No one dared say it to his face ever again.
Harry became a Godfather when Teddy Lupin was born. After Remeus died, Harry helped raise him with Tonks. The lot became very close, and when Harry went away for therapy, they all missed him. Teddy loved his 6th birthday present. Harry came back home.
Doleres Umbridge had the honourof being the very first person sacked after the war when Kingsley Shacklebolt was elected Minister of Magic. A great many corrupt politicians followed suit.
Victorie Weasley, daughter of Bill & Fleur Weasley was loved by everyone since they set eyes on her. When Harry first saw her, all he could say was: 'It's Fleur with red hair! Quite creepy really...'Harry would later complain jokingly that he could still feel the force of Fleur's slap.
Harry remembered years after he left school that Flitwick loved wine. So when Harry would go meet up with the tiny Professor, he would always bring some. Neighbours where at awe of how much damage two people could do when they were drunk.
Harry once nearly hit Luna when she sent him a text on her mobile phone with just X's on it. It wasn't until later that there was a mini picture made up by it. So ashamed at his anger, he bought her a present to make up for it. Just before he was about to give it to her, he heard her say that she had seen it happen. So angered again at the presumed manipulation, he chucked the gift away. When he finally saw Luna again, he discovered to his horror, that she had seen herself giving him a wonderful gift to thank him for his kindness over the years, not him giving her a gift.
It took years for Harry to heal. Not physically, though there are plenty of scars. No, mentally. Harry couldn't tell what he was feeling for 3 years. It took another 2 for him to be able to talk about them to even his close friends, like Luna, Neville and Blaise.
Blaise Zabini. Harry's friend during the war, and companion for years afterwards. The boy Harry came to love, and married.
For even this story has a happy ending.