Laocoon's Children is an alternate-universe fic based on the events of an earlier fic, Stealing Harry. In Stealing Harry, Sirius was never imprisoned in Azkaban and abducted Harry from the Dursleys when he was eight years old. Laocoon's Children takes up the story during Harry's first year at Hogwarts, where he made fast friends with Neville Longbottom, Padma Patil, and Draco Malfoy. Harry's gang also reunited for their second year, where they faced a basilisk, a homicidal diary, and Draco's mother's betrayal. In year three, Harry must face many new problems: protecting Draco from his father, dealing with their new Dark Arts professor, and standing firm against the aura of fear that is pervading the wizarding world.

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Sequel to Stealing Harry and Laocoon's Children. Harry and his friends return to Hogwarts for their second year, in a world where Sirius Black is free, Lucius Malfoy is a fugitive, and Peter Pettigrew is a force to be reckoned with...

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Divination by samvimes

Remus doesn't like Divination, and for very good reasons.

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Pygmalion by samvimes

Grief can turn you to stone; touch can make you live again. Gen.

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Five Ways by samvimes

Five ways Sirius Black didn't lie low at Lupins, and one way he did.

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Kaddish by samvimes

Remus takes Harry to Godric's Hollow, in memory of Sirius.

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Hermione looks and listens and learns secrets, but sometime you have to ask the hard questions, as Lupin well knows. Falls just prior to the beginning of OotP. Gen.

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Too Late by samvimes

Dumbledore is honest with Harry, but too late for a young Prefect named Lupin.

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Song of Degrees by samvimes

Remus watches and waits, while Severus tries to forgive. Lightly implied RL/SS.

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Broken by samvimes

Godric confesses his sins, and Salazar breaks his promises.

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Pilgrimage by samvimes

The Marauders are off to Aberdeen on a mission for Dumbledore; cars, eight-track tapes, pub food, card games, and alcohol were all in the plan -- but Remus wasn't planning on his final secret being uncovered.

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Severus Snape sees what others don't, much as he wishes it were otherwise.

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Faces by samvimes

Snape doesn't care what colour her eyes are, and she doesn't care that he doesn't want her friendship...

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Registration by samvimes

When they get roped into waiting to register James' unborn son for Hogwarts, Sirius and Remus have a long day's wait, and a small dilemma -- nobody's picked a name yet. Faturing the Patils, Finnigans, Longbottoms, Malfoys, and one Weasley as supporting cast...

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Gathering by samvimes

Salazar returns to Hogwarts, half-sane and raving about Dementors...

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Professor by samvimes

Is Lupin really all that he seems? Or did he make his living the old-fashioned way, by snake-oil and flim-flam artistry?

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SEQUEL TO STEALING HARRY.````Ten years ago, Lucius Malfoy got to Peter Pettigrew before Sirius could, and the universe changed. Sirius spent years watching from a distance, until one day, when Harry was eight, he took Harry from the Dursleys. After two years in hiding, Harry returned to the Wizarding world to attend Hogwarts, only to find himself once more at risk -- once more facing Peter Pettigrew, who would like nothing better than to see Harry dead in the service of resurrecting Voldemort. ````Follow Harry and his friends -- brave Neville, clever Padma, and shy Draco -- as they are caught up in the battle for dominance between the Order and the Death Eaters.

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I Won't Tell by samvimes

There's another boy in Gryffindor Tower with his own scars, and Remus is suddenly no longer alone. Warning for descriptions of child abuse.

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Stealing Harry by samvimes

Stealing Harry grabs canon by the throat and disembowls it. If Lucius Malfoy got to Peter Pettigrew before Sirius could, Sirius would be a bookshop owner, Remus would have a steady job, and one day, when Harry Potter was eight-and-a-half years old, they might kidnap him from the Dursleys... (Sirius/Remus in later chapters)

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Empty Burrow by samvimes

Molly and Arthur have something new to deal with after sending Ginny off for her first year at school.

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Asleep by samvimes

Tonks muses on exhaustion, the need for human contact, and the immutability of Remus Lupin.

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Civilised by samvimes

Lupin gives up his bed freely enough, because sometimes you have to make sacrifices to be human...

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The Other Wolf by samvimes

Lupin encounters a fellow werewolf, with a very different worldview from his own...

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Being The First by samvimes

The war is over, and life is good; on the eve of Ron and Hermione's wedding, Lupin discovers a secret about Harry Potter, and confesses one of his own...

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Figuring by samvimes

Remus doesn't have a clue what he's doing, and he goes to James for advice -- which doesn't really make Sirius very happy at all...

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Bill thought Remus was a mystery, and he wanted to solve him.

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A different take on history -- see the events of Prisoner of Azkaban through the eyes of Remus Lupin, who is not just a teacher at Hogwarts and a friend of Harry's father, but a man falling in love with the unlikeliest of women...

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Anywhere by samvimes

Sirius' new motorbike is cause for envy, admiration, and lust amongst the Gryffindor seventh-years, and one shy werewolf in particular.

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And His Law by samvimes

Remus Lupin has a crush on a sixth-year Ravenclaw, three very amused friends, and a problem with broomsticks...

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The Literal Game by samvimes

Remus loses a bet and buys James dinner; Remus loses a drinking game and tells James a story; Remus loses the fight, and wins James Potter.

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The Fifth Drink by samvimes

Drinking to remember is more dangerous than drinking to forget. Remus doesn't care, but someone else does...

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The Spell Journal by samvimes

Sirius Black kept a spell journal, and Harry Potter found it. Two generations have tried to see the future with a Divination spell, and two generations have almost succeeded...

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Ages of Ink by samvimes

Every picture tells a story, especially the ones Sirius carries with him always.

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A story of what could have happened the day Remus Lupin became a werewolf, and first met Alastor Moody, thirty-odd years ago...

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Always Like This by samvimes

The boys are cooking dinner for Lily, Sirius has checkmated Remus at chess, and Remus has an admission to make...

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In Another Season by samvimes

Lupin wanted no job, no pity, and no friends; for twelve years after the fall of Voldemort, he ran away, and for fifteen years he kept no contact with the Order. But you can't run from the past forever, especially when you've invited it into your home...

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After James and Lily's death, Remus Lupin just... stopped. Molly, Snape, and Remus tell the story of what happens when you lose your family in an instant, and how sometimes only your enemies can save you.

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All The World by samvimes

Recovering after his year teaching at Hogwarts, Remus Lupin contemplates the past -- and waits for an old comrade to find him. Set the summer after PoA.

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All the Words by samvimes

Percy, conned into giving Fleur the English lessons that Bill promised her, might have his hands full when Fleur turns the tables...

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Learning to Knock by samvimes

Harry really ought to learn to knock, since Remus can't learn to restrain himself.

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Amid My Solitude by samvimes

Remus Lupin, dependable, able, and trustworthy werewolf, has been tapped as Dumbledore's right hand in the new Order, leader of the fight against the re-formed Death Eaters. ````While trying to be Harry's new guardian, fumbling his way through a beginning romance, and calming suspicions of spies in the Order, Remus must chase his werewolf heritage -- though it may cost him the elusive happiness he desperately craves.

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About My Friends by samvimes

When Remus Lupin showed up at the Potter home during a thunderstorm, he hardly expected he'd have to share a guestroom with Sirius, who arrived hard on his heels, having run away from his family for good. It was even less likely that they'd share the guest bed, but Sirius is ever unpredictable...

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Always A Woman by samvimes

Remus Lupin and Bellatrix Black? Not if Sirius has anything to say about it. Then again, Bella's machinations may be more complex and twisted than anything either boy could dream of... MWPP, Remus/Bellatrix, Sirius/Bellatrix, Remus/Sirius.

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Black and Blue by samvimes

A fluke over the winter holiday leaves Remus Lupin in a very bad mood indeed, and it's up to Snape to track him down, with a little hidden help from a big black dog... set during PoA.

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Acts Infernal by samvimes

An old man in Diagon Alley has a story to tell, if the price is right: about the gates of Hades, a silver boy and a sable boy, a cast-off angel, and a knife that can sever your soul.

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Away From Home by samvimes

Some idle talk amongst the Marauders about scary stories leads Remus Lupin to recall his first time in the Shrieking Shack, and it isn't pleasant...

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Remus Lupin wrote an essay about Quidditch and sex in his seventh year. Are you brave enough to read it? You'll never see the Snitch the same way again...

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Anywhere But Here by samvimes

Severus Snape runs into an old student in an unlikely place, and tells some uncomfortable truths to the Boy Who Ran Away.

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Breaking Control by samvimes

They were worried for his sanity, but they should have known better -- Remus Lupin is the past-master of self-discipline. Still, nobody can go his whole life without breaking.

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When Percy Weasley tries to help Remus Lupin escape a couple of unsavory Death Eaters, he runs into Fleur Delacour in the most unlikely of places, doing the most unlikely of jobs. Spies, trains, luggage, bickering, and that famous Veela charm.

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Home by samvimes

When Severus Snape is in the right place at the right time to protect Remus Lupin from his pursuers, he gets a lot more than he bargained for...

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The Children by samvimes

Years after the war has ended, they still gather to celebrate and remember...but no-one has come through unscathed, least of all Draco Malfoy. See Harry's legacy through his eyes, if you're strong enough.

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