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The Last Battle has been fought, and Harry Potter has won. The price, however, has been high. Too high. Nearly every person Harry cared for is dead, maimed, or otherwise injured. The magical culture of Britain might never recover. Luna Lovegood, however, knows a secret which will give Harry a second chance, a chance to make a better future for himself and for most of the people he has cared about.
Suppose Draco Malfoy introduced himself before he started acting like an ass. What if he had asked Harry's name before insulting Hagrid? A friendly handshake in Madam Malkin's leads to an alternate but realistic universe which is eerily like the canon, featuring a cast of first year Slytherins as you've never seen them: normal children. Join Harry Potter and his new friends as they discover their magical talents and help him to explore the world that has been kept from him these past ten years.
After Harry's first year, Vernon Dursley tried to hit Harry, but missed, and so Harry was locked away for the summer. What if Vernon hadn't missed?
Harry Potter's holiday with the Muggles has been dreadful. He wants nothing more than to return to Hogwarts, but when he is rescued by a masked wizard in a black robe, it sets off a chain reaction of disasters. Things are no calmer at school as an ancient legend comes to life and a deadly monster stalks the halls. The new Defense professor boasts that he will end the threat, but can even the magical might of the famed Gilderoy Lockhart prevail against the Heir of Slytherin? Nobody knows who it could be, but the prime suspect is none other than Harry himself!
Transported back to just before his eleventh birthday, Harry gets the chance to right the wrongs in his life. But, "knowing then, what you know now," isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Your best friends may not be your friend, your enemies may not be your enemy. Even the greatest enemy may be easily dispatched. But evil will remain as long as there is good. Harry discovers changing the past leaves the door open to a future that may be worse than he can imagine. Will our hero prevail?
On Christmas morning in their seventh year, a flying accident causes the Trio to vanish. They reappear in a galaxy far, far away... where a war against the Galactic Empire rages.
In a story that spans two decades, Lily and Severus attempt to dispel the power of the Dark Mark after her life is threatened by Eileen Prince. Seventeen years later, Harry uncovers a long-buried truth which changes the course of his life. AU. Complete.
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...
Harry Potter's summer holiday has been anything but fun. He's been treated like a common criminal by the Muggles. His circumstances don't begin to improve when he finally breaks out, for one of Voldemort's strongest supporters has likewise escaped, from Azkaban, the most secure place in England. The mad Sirius Black killed thirteen people with a single curse and is now believed to be after Harry. The Ministry of Magic takes drastic security measures, but what can stop the first man to elude the dreaded Dementors? Harry Potter is not safe, even within the walls of Hogwarts, for rumours are told that a traitor may well be in their midst.
In 1981, Harry was left on a doorstep, Sirius was sent to Azkaban and Remus lost everyone he had ever loved. When the real traitor is captured three years later, Sirius sets out to make things right for the two people he loves the most. SB/RL
Our lives are not our own. Fate is set, choice is meaningless and the mark of the chosen never truly fades. When Harry finds a way to change his destiny, will the result be better than the path already chosen for him?
Fred and George Weasley's troublemaking careers didn't start the day they reached Hogwarts. In fact, they had been honing their mischief-making talents for years, with the help of a feisty little Muggle girl named Annie Jones from Ottery St. Catchpole. Their secret friendship continued even after the twins began leaving for Hogwarts, as the children kept in touch via owl post. It deepened into something more as teenagers, when George and Annie discovered an attraction to each other that they couldn't deny. Their love struggles to survive one of the most trying times in the magical world -- the Second War -- and its devastating consequences. A happily-ever-after awaits them... eventually.
In Part II of -To the Rescue-, James refused to consider allowing Harry to be taken to America should anything happen to both himself and Lily. What might have happened if Lily had gotten him to change his mind? After being raised in America as Henry and Tabitha’s step-son, Harry Potter returns to Britain to attend Hogwarts. His First year will be much the same, yet also very different.
Harry Potter's new life with his godfather, Sirius Black, is the stuff his best dreams were made of. As they turn 12 Grimmauld Place into a real home, Harry finally gets to hear all about his father and mother. At the Quidditch World Cup, Harry learns of the upcoming Triwizard Tournament from Mr. Lucius Malfoy. Back at Hogwarts, there's treachery afoot, as Harry is named as a fourth Champion. Can his reputation recover from what the other Houses are saying? Who will stand with him? Who will stand against him? Tasks of immense danger loom, and dark shadows are gathering again. How can Harry survive with life and limb in peril? Will Harry ever be the same again?
After giving everything to save the wizarding world they thought they could finally live their lives. They were wrong. Now they've got to make the best of it. An alternate take on the traditional Marriage Law.
Draco Malfoy has changed sides and is now working for the Order. When his father tells him it's time to take the Mark, Draco decides it's time to tell him that he's changed sides. Draco goes to the Manor, and gets help with his things. Everything is running smoothly until they are surprised by someone who wasn't suppose to be there. There are some pretty dark warnings, but this is a romance, I swear! -- pb
Sequel to Lily's Charm. After Voldemort's defeat, Severus and Harry struggle to recover from the shadows he left behind. Complete
In OotP, Harry is tried in front of the Wizengamot for using magic underage. In OotP, he is cleared. But what if he were found guilty ...?
Follows the troubled path of fifth year Ravenclaw student, Armilla Kemp, when she is suddenly placed in the care of Professor Snape. NOT a romance fic or cliched story. Set in OotP.
A "student" arrives at Hogwarts on a peculiar mission... to befriend Draco Malfoy? Snape isn't the only mole in this canon-based fifth-year story. Adventure, some humour, and some angst herein. This fic has some mild adult themes.
AU. Her best friend married a dog, and they have a daughter. Her twenty-years-younger sister is too smart for her own good. She helped steal two little boys, one of whom has a famous scar. And her husband is a werewolf. Her name is Danger. This is her story.
A/U: When James Potter and Arthur Weasley are trapped by Death Eaters, they strike a bargain that has some unintended consequences. Sixteen years later, Harry and Ginny find out just how binding that bargain is.
The war is on, Voldemort is back, Dumbledore is dead and the Light is growing dim. What seems bad is good and evil hides in unexpected places. Nothing is exactly as it presents itself and time is running out.
When Umbridge subjects Harry to the Cruciatus, Snape intervenes, veering not only his own life off its intended course, but Harry’s and Sirius’ as well, spawning tragedy and devastation in its wake. First story in the Unforgiveables trilogy. In response to the OOTP: Crucio Challenge by royalnavigator on Potions and Snitches. Rated for violence and character deaths.
AU from HBP. The war is a much bigger disaster, so is Harry's relationship with Ginny. When Voldemort is defeated, Harry returns home to find Ginny engaged to his worst enemy. Meanwhile, a new Dark Wizard plots in secret...
Almost six years after he first looked into the Mirror of Erised, Harry's still wishing for a family, still wishing that his parents hadn't died on that night in October. He's about to get his wish. But it won't be what he was expecting, and things aren't quite what they seem...
Ron Weasley is starting his sixth year at Hogwarts, and he has a lot to deal with. His best friend is depressed after the loss of his god father, the war against Voldermort has begun, he's trying to pass his N.E.W.T. level classes, and he's trying to figure out his feelings for his best friend, Hermione Granger.
When all hope seems lost and everybody is dead, Harry transports his soul into the body of his one year old self. This time, he's going to try and set things right.
Severus Snape lies dying in the Shrieking Shack when he sees a vision of his mother.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle's compass come. Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out, even to the edge of doom.
"I loved you then, and whatever sin it is, I love you still!" Hermione Granger never imagined that her wildest fantasy of being with James Potter could come true. But while for Hermione it was only yesterday, for James it had been nineteen years ago. A sweeping tale of how love transcends time, just to prove it can. [James/Hermione]
October 1981: what would have happened if Albus Dumbledore had insisted on being the Potters' Secret Keeper instead?
HBP AU. Harry wants Ginny. But there's something he doesn't know... and the secret isn't kind to him. Seventh year, Horcrux hunting, battle, and romance. Character death in later chapters. Diverges after Ginny's breakup with Dean, but before the final Quidditch match.
What would have happened if Harry and Ginny had battled each other at the end of Order of the Phoenix? A magical duel in front of the whole school teaches them that punishments can linger even into the summer holidays. As they live with the consequences of their rash acts, they question assumptions they've made about themselves, their pain and each other.
It's been 10 years since the end of the war. Ronald Weasley is divorced and trying not to die of boredom in his steady desk job at Gringotts. But when the woman who ruined his life seeks help unraveling a puzzling situation, he gets more excitement than he bargained for.
The Golden Trio return to Hogwarts for their last and final year at Hogwarts. Harry and Hermione become closer than ever before and their friendship slowly evolves into something more. The bonds of friendship they hold are strengthened and the waters of love are tested. And, what the heck is going on between Ron and Luna?!? H/Hr & R/L Rated R just incase for later chapters ;]
COMPLETE. Severus Snape came from somewhere; he didn't just appear at Hogwarts. We have had hints of his back story but no one really knows it. How did he get to be a snarky bastard? Why? Who knows, besides JK Rowling? So, this series of short chapter/stories explores the possibilities which include Potions College, Malfoys, The Dark Lord and even Remus Lupin, as well as a growing conviction that the world is not a nice place.
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.
AU. Book 1 of the Stagverse series. The Potters survived Halloween 1981. Harry tries to deal with his first year at Hogwarts, but not everything can go smoothly. Dumbledore is hiding something at Hogwarts and a teacher seems to be after it!
Third in the Lily's Charm series. As he makes the choices that define his life, Harry learns exactly what it means to be Severus' son.
Post War/Post Hogwarts. It's the end of the war, Voldemort has been defeated and the Death Eaters rounded up. Harry sees Draco Malfoy in amongst them and decides he needs some questions answered before he is sent off to Azkaban. What he finds is something entirely different than he suspected. So, begins a whole new challenge for Harry. A new quest and a new fight for his life.
Hermione is a precocious eight year-old girl. Harry is an abused eight year-old boy. What happens when they meet in her parents' dental clinic? Magic, that's what it is.
No one can stop the Dark Lord; and the woman who helped him to regain his full powers is now his china doll.
Sequal to Harry Potter and the Unbreakable Link. The ultimate next generation story containing large doses of mystery, adventure, romance (especially triangles!) and humour. Secrets, blackmailing, prophecies and lots of the old saving the world ploy. Conceived and started before the publication of OotP so now completely AU.
Sequel to Free Will and Fate. Harry and Neville share the harsh reality of being the Boy Who Lived, Hogwarts politics and experience the uncertainty of relationships in the face of pending death.
Long before Harry and his friends were born, Tom Riddle and his sister Miriam attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In a diary written by Miriam, she recounts the events of their seven years at Hogwarts . . . and how her brother eventually became corrupted by the dark side. (Written Pre-HBP)
What if, that fateful night on top of the Astronomy Tower, Draco had lowered his wand, and the Death Eaters had not come up to disrupt his agreement to be hidden away? As Draco must discover, every action has a consequence.
What if everything had been different? What if Sirius had never gone to Azkaban? What if Harry had a normal childhood with two wizards who love him like their own instead of the Dursleys? Ten years, five "snapshots" of a utopian alternate universe.
Pansy Parkinson returns to school for her seventh year to find that everything has changed. The most jarring difference is the existence of Moonshyne Riddle, the new saviour of the wizarding world. Part parody, part AU.
One morning, Harry Potter wakes up in a different world. His parents are alive, and Neville now bears the lightning bolt shaped scar. Things are different and Harry finds that he's starting to like that the weight of the world is no longer on his shoulders. Unfortunately, Neville may not be able to bear that weight, and Harry has to make the decision about whether or not to allow an unprepared Neville to face the Dark Lord and complete the Prophecy, or if he should accept the responsibility again and finish what he set out to do.
31 October 1981. Instead of going to Azkaban Sirius Black goes on the run, determined to catch the traitorous Peter Pettigrew even as post-war violence tears through the wizarding world. Meanwhile, Remus Lupin and a handful of others work desparately to clear Sirius' name, and to find him. After all, they are not the only ones hunting Sirius. The Ministry of Magic has set the Dementors on his trail, and they have been given permission to administer the Kiss the instant they catch him. The remnants of the Death Eaters are pursuing him as well, in hopes that he will lead them to Pettigrew, whom they blame for Voldemort's defeat.
The UK's Prime Minister hires a special agent to provide extra security for his daughter while on a trip abroad without her knowing about it. When Harry and Hermione meet, she helps her to find out a part of her life she had no idea existed, magic! AU Fic, based on the movie "Chasing Liberty."
Sequel to Our Little One. September 2005 finds the Malfoy clan scattered around: Sirius, Remus and Lucius in Finland arranging the new werewolf centre, Harry and Draco traveling around England, and Severus, Olivia, and Malcolm teaching at Hogwarts. Problems with the arrangements of the new werewolf centre in Finland are little compared to the Death Eater attacks, Ministry problems, and other Dark threats Hogwarts has to endure. SLASH and MPREG.
In Harry's sixth year a fifth house is added at Hogwarts. During re-sorting, recent events cause Harry to reconsider... and he unintentionally ends up in Slytherin, where he meets Simon, a former Ravenclaw. When a new prophesy surfaces, old bonds of friendship will be challenged. Harry has to deal with the question of friend or foe, faith or fool, while living in times of mistrust, betrayal, and death. (NO SLASH)
Harry comes back from the Second Wizarding War with an unpleasant surprise for Ginny...and she reacts predictably.
The Dark Lord's quest for immortality has led him to the extremes of Dark magic, but how he plans to finally achieve his goal is shrouded in mystery. Essential to his plans are human souls for experimentation, provided to him during the first war by a contracted soul hunter, Arcana. Now the Dark Lord is back, and the reluctant soul hunter has finally heeded his persistent calls to return. As the Dark Lord’s war progresses, Arcana is forced to assist him in his unsavory work. Although dealing with Death Eaters, vampires, and the Dark Lord himself is trying enough for the soul hunter, the Dark Lord’s quest for immortality eventually leads to something far worse: a confrontation with a powerful demon.
Harry learns that he is a wizard long before anyone intended. Without anyone teaching him, he does not know what should be impossible. He breaks the rules of magic with help from his bushy-haired friend. AU from age 7 through 7th year. Eventual Harry/Ginny/Luna soul bond, and a sibling bond with Hermione.
In a world where Voldemort was never defeated, only a few things matter: pureblood, money and power. All that Ginny Weasley wanted was to survive her 7 years at Hogwarts, a school where the children of the richest and most powerful wizards dominate over others. Denying her natural instincts, she managed to make it into her 6th year without offending any of the cruel and powerful Slytherins - especially that horrible Draco Malfoy. Until one day, she crosses a line, and her peaceful existence is shattered forever. A story filled with adolescent drama, clash of the classes, angst, jealousy, ridiculous pride and love triangles (and squares).
Harry lives only to fulfill the demands of the Prophecy. When a vague companion prophecy makes it clear that death may come sooner than he thought, he is content to oblige. Rated for violence and suicide themes. Post-Hogwarts, Non HPB/DH compliant. Complete
What would have happened if Harry's parents killed Voldemort on that night? Would Harry have grown up a rich snob like Malfoy? Would he have been more like Ron and his family? What would everyone in general's life have been like? Would they have still been friends with Hermione? All questions shall be answered within. Please R/R!
Harry ran away from the Dursleys when he was six. Now, ten years later, he's been found. And he's not planning on being anybody's hero.
At sixteen, Harry made a terrible mistake that will cost him for the rest of his life. His new necromancer teacher saves him, giving him new abilities and a strange new appearance in the process. Over the course of three years, the war with Voldemort progresses and the Order of the Phoenix is losing. Even their most powerful Auror, Harry Potter, cannot stop the newly-immortal Dark Lord. Nineteen-year-old Harry decides to return to a time when he could. His sixteen-year-old self must take his place in the grim future. AU, time travel, themes of suicide/depression.
Harry and Malfoy are fighting and Hermione tries to intervene, only to find herself in a Hogwarts foreign to her. As a result, Dumbledore again finds himself holding people’s lives in his hands, but can he decide to change what 'now' was for what 'once' was when it hits too close to home?
AU: Voldemort chooses Neville, James & Lily live, but Severus Snape still finds himself on a quest for absolution. SSLE
The Terrific Trio's 6th year at Hogwarts turns into one away from the school as they receive training to become part of an elite group of wizards and witches. New powers are also discovered as well as new and unexpected friendships.
An alternate universe re-envisioning of Book 5; chronologically follows my story "Hand-me-Downs" but HMD is not required. With Voldemort back, Harry wants to pull his weight in the fight, but how can he when Sirius is keeping Voldemort's goal secret from him? Meanwhile the Ministry makes more trouble than ever.
A series of Harry Potter homages to the Jane Austen novel "Pride and Prejudice"
Since the first war, parents wanted to prevent the next generation of Slytherins from becoming Death Eaters. They passed a law that all the Slytherin students have to serve as a Servant from 1st to 6th year. Draco Malfoy, a blind young man, starts his first year in Hogwarts. His Duty will be a lot more harder than the other students. He will learn important things like friendship, companionship and eventually love.
At the start of PoA, Harry sees the large dog in Laburnum Crescent, steps back, trips over the pavement and summons the Knoght Bus. What might have happened if he hadn't tripped?
Adrian has no memory of the first twenty one years of his life. Now, fifteen years later, a strange dream acts as the catalyst that brings his memory back, and he remembers who he is. He knows he must go home, but has no idea what he'll find when he gets there... especially where his son is concerned.
Lexen Chelseer is an interdimensional time traveler who doesn't seem to stay dead. He comes to Hogwarts in hopes of finding a way to save his family. But this world's Harry Potter died at the age of 5. Can Lexen fill the shoes of the Boy-Who-Lived? How many times does he have to die in order to protect those he cares about?
Lily and James Potter had a daughter instead of a son. When they died, Dumbledore left the baby, Bethany Lily, at the Dursleys'. However, Vernon did not want a freak in his home and Petunia didn't really want to have anything to do with her sister's child. Beth was left on the steps of an apartment bulding. In the morning, the residents discovered the baby and wondered what to do. One of the tenants happened to be a single witch named Natalia Harper and recognized Bethany. She decided to adopt the child and Bethany grew up as Bethany Lily Potter-Harper. Eventually, Beth attends Hogwarts with her best friend and makes four other friends. I have also put this fic on fanfiction.net
Harry Potter wakes up...in the Slytherin dormitory. Why?
Destroy the Horcruxes--that's Harry's goal, until an Aperio throws him and two other unknown people into a world where the prophecy never existed, his parents and Sirius are alive, and Ginny went to Azkaban for opening the Chamber.
Severus Snape discovers that there's more to his pointless death than his miserable life counted on. A story of redemption, love, and second chances.
While Harry visits the remains of his parents' home and their graves, he meets up with Hogwarts' replacement for Professor McGonagall's Transfiguration class. She has been sent by Professor McGonagall to try to talk Harry into returning to Hogwarts to finish out his last year. Will she prove herself helpful to Harry in finding and destroying the horcruxes? Will she help Harry with his lovelife? Only one way to find out...
Harry Potter, Boy who lived, Chosen one, Saviour of the Wizarding world! In truth he's just a boy struggling to become a man and dealing with the death of his Godfather. As Harry starts his sixth year at Hogwarts, Voldemort's power has increased and war is ravaging Britain, no one is safe. Harry has withdrawn from everyone he cares for, hoping to keep them safe. However, life at Hogwarts won't be as he expects, with new teachers, new lessons and a quest for an ancient power that will challenge everyone's knowledge of Earthen Magic. Harry must learn that he can't bear the burden of destroying Voldemort alone. That someone he loved may not be dead after all. For this year will test Harry both mentally and physically.
At the beginning of seventh year, Harry is visited by the Fates, who tell him that they made a mistake with his very existance. They want to reverse the damage and give Harry the life he should have had. He's interested to find out what a Dursley-less life would be like.... but what's this about Snape?
The war is nearly over. The avengers are closing in. But the losing party has prepared a legacy - a wound in the side of reality, which will outlive even their final defeat. (Note: WRITTEN BEFORE DEATHLY HALLOWS)
It's the final week of Harry's time at Hogwarts and he's looking forward to spending some lazy days by the lake with his girlfriend, Susan Bones. But there's an end of year and end of war celebration to attend and Susan insists on their being involved in the preparation for it. The only fly in the ointment is the Bitch Queen of Slytherin, Ginny Weasley, and the fact that all is not quite what it seems.
He was the Chosen One, the Boy-Who-Lived, the one who would defeat Voldemort and bring about the sought for time of peace. None of that came to pass. Due to a series of events whose true sequence was lost in the sands of time, Harry Potter was destroyed, and a Dark Age was ushered in over the Muggle and Wizarding worlds alike. Almost twenty years into The Dark Lords’s rule, in this time of misery and despair, a young slave, Felicity, stumbles upon secrets from the past and attempts, with the help and hindrance of those she encounters along the way, to right past wrongs. If, that is, she is able to make a sacrifice that would change her, and those she loves, forever.
It's Harry and Ginny's big day and every one is excited about. Preparations have been made and the time of bliss looms nearer. But, at the heart of things is a chain of events that threaten the union of these two souls. Watch as secrets are revealed and things go awry on the day that is supposed to be Harry and Ginny's big day.
There are some Light families that hide in shadows, and Harry Potter is the least of Dumbledore's worries.
Sirius, James, and Peter seem to think that since I read so much, I should write as well. Something like keeping a journal. So they gave me this. This “nifty, big, red, beautiful book”, according to James. Peter says to make it my life’s work, adding to it as my life progresses. They’re all idiots, but maybe I’m even worse, since I’m here writing in the blasted thing. (This fan fiction is an AU)
When a dark family secret comes to light, everything that Sirius believed in is thrown into chaos. Except that Harry remains, a constant reminder that sometimes our greatest mistakes can be our most precious gifts. (I no longer post here, but this story can be found in its completed form on ffnet, same pen name)
In a world where the Order failed and Voldemort reigns supreme, Hermione concocts a desperate brilliant scheme to reach across dimensions and find a world where Voldemort was defeated and ask for help. And they find such a world, a world where Riddle was vanquished, a utopia where wizards and muggles live together under a benevolent dictatorship and Harold James Potter is the heir apparent of Lords Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
Ginny Weasley is a spoilt little bitch who always gets what she wants, and soon that's going to include Harry Potter. The plan? Using her best friend, a reluctant Draco Malfoy, to make Harry jealous. But she's not the one Harry is getting jealous over.... Totally AU and so very OOC. Eventual D/H.
Harry Potter is starting his seventh year at Hogwarts. He is angry, and hurting from the abuse he received over the last two years. But then comes along a new girl, mysterious and beautiful, who claims to be part of one of the most powerful pureblood families in the whole world. But why does she come in their seventh year? And why does she have an odd interest with one Draco Malfoy? Why does she remind him so much of someone he can't put his finger on...?
There're confessions to make, places to go, visits to make, an unexpected visit and planning to do. What's going on? Read on to find out. Very AU. Warning: heavy sexual scenes that get more graphic as you progress in the story.
This is couple of little scenes, drawn together under the assumptions that evil villains do sit together for a nightcap like everyone else, too. These scenes feature Voldemort, the Malfoys, the Lestranges, Wormtail as a waiter, Greyback, Snape obviously... And later on, you'll meet even more notorious scoundrels that you know from outside of the Potterverse.
Alternate Universe. With her own child dead and her orphaned nephew to raise, Petunia canâ€™t stop trying to compete with her sister.
Albus Severus Potter is entering his fifth year at Hogwarts and he's got a secret to tell his father. Ginny doesn't like it very much. Set five years after the epilogue when Harry Potter, Man Who Won, is facing the worst year of his life while his son is facing one of the best. (Warning for those who need it: SLASH!!! (And a few DH spoilers...) Mildly AU.)
After swearing I was done tinkering with the first entry in the series, the Muse struck me. Essentially the same story, but with a more solid introduction to the new characters. Names changed to protect the innocent. Less canon text. More Snape!
A twisted little plot bunny that bit me two years ago. I generally prefer the family relationship between Harry and Sirius. In this fic, however, they fall in love. However, Harry also loves Ginny here ... and though it's not easy for any of them, all end up happy. [There is even male pregnancy.]
AU. It has been three years since Voldemort won. Hermione is one of the few wizards left free, concealed in the ruins of Hogwarts. And only midnight reveals its secrets. But she has been discovered by the last person she wants to see. Determined to drag her into a grim and devastated world, she finds herself questioning his motives and her own as they use ever-darker tactics to try and overthrow the Dark Lord, as right and wrong seem almost inseparable in the search for justice.
Actually, Harry did enter the sealed room in the Department of Mysteries at the end of his fifth year.
During a night out, things don't go quite as planned, and Harry and Hermione soon find that the backseat was meant for so much more.