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Rating
12+
Chapters
50
Words
337,069
Characters
Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Lupin, Snape, Voldemort, Gryffindor, OC, OtherCanon
Primary Relationship
Secondary Relationship(s)
Harry/OC
Genre(s)
Drama, Action/Adventure, Young Adult
Era
Hogwarts
Advisory
Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Story Reviews
497
Status
Completed
First Published
2006-07-01 4:18pm
Last Chapter
2008-05-19 12:21pm
Last Updated
2008-06-30 10:32pm

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 Chapter 1: The Calm

Like all first chapters, this one is kind of light on action, but it sets the place and tone. Harry returns to Privet Drive for one last summer. A gift from Hermione. The discovery of a hidden talent.

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2 Chapter 2: The Storm

Harry's new talent proves to be less convenient than originally supposed. The accumulated hatred of 16 years manifests itself at Privet Drive. Guests, both expected and unexpected, join Harry for his departure.

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3 Chapter 3: Flights of Fancy

After a series of strange encounters in and over London, Harry is brought up to date on current events.

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4 Chapter 4: Many Meetings

Harry takes a trip to Diagon Alley and learns the true meaning of the phrase "shop 'til you drop." The long-awaited appearances of the likes of Ron, his twin brothers, Mad-Eye Moody and a few others. Harry's latest talent manifests itself stronger than ever. A generous gift, followed by a decision to depart.

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5 Chapter 5: Godric's Hollow

Harry looks for some answers in the village where Voldemort destroyed his family. He finds a few, but inevitably, they lead to even more questions. A parting trip to the local library uncovers something quite unexpected...

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6 Chapter 6: The Phoenix Tale

A bit of history regarding Fawkes, the founding of Hogwarts School, and the construction of two particular wands.

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7 Chapter 7: For Better

Bill and Fleur's wedding, with all the hectic preparation that comes with such an event. Fred and George get the best lines, as usual. Tolkien fans will recognize a crossover here--Harry "recites" part of the Lay of Leithian, which can be found in "The Lays of Beleriand" and "The Silmarillion."

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8 Chapter 8: For Worse

The circumstances of Messrs. Snape and Malfoy in the first few weeks of June.

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9 Chapter 9: Back to Business

Summer's adventures are over. Harry meets the new DADA professor at last., and decides he could have waited a bit longer. A charming encounter with the portrait of the Fat Lady. Hagrid's ambassadorial efforts to the American Giants are presented to the Order of the Phoenix.

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10 Santa's Little Helper

Settling into Hogwarts. Screams in the night. An introduction to Legilimagistry from the new DADA professor. Hermione's special request. Grim tidings at the foot of the marble stairs.

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11 Chapter 11: Aftermath

The immediate results of Voldemort's attack are observed at Hogwarts and in the Ministry offices. A wee little homage to Marvin the Android / Rimmer the Hologram / all other ubersnide, underappreciated martyrs-in-their-own-mind that pepper the sci-fi / fantasy realm with comic relief. A moment of despair, followed by a moment of The Pear.

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12 Chapter 12: Summer's End

Lessons in phoenix management. Lengthy discussions about pears and veils and the need for the Scientific Method. A harsh lesson in Occlumency reveals more than Harry ever wanted to know about his spooky mentor.

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13 Chapter 13: Aye, of N.E.W.T

Term finally starts up at Hogwarts. The Sorting Hat makes a rather unexpected decision. Quidditch prospects brighten at the discovery of a very old-fashioned wizard. Ron goes from being Fred and George's best guinea pig to Harry's. A visit to Hagrid's cabin leads to an uncomfortable question.

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14 Chapter 14: Shadows of the Past

The Next Great Canon Challenge: Hagrid reveals what he saw in Godric's Hollow on Halloween, 1981. Unfortunately, what he recalls from that night opens as many questions as it answers.

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15 Chapter 15: Mysteries Afloat

Inconsistencies in Hagrid's memory of Halloween, 1981 are discovered. Going to bed too early means waking up too early. A bit of solo Quidditch practice reveals several new secrets about Harry's new mentor, not the least of which is her fear of flying.

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16 Chapter 16: Untangling the Web

Separation of fact from fiction in Hagrid's story leads to less insight than Harry would hope. He decides to embark on a rather reckless course to learn more. His plans, however, crash to an early halt after several bits of unexpected news.

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17 Chapter 17: The Killing Curse

Harry makes a courageous resolve to complete the Prophecy. Fortunately for all, he has an opportunity to rethink his decision. A few surprises in the Forbidden Forest, followed by a most unexpected appointment.

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18 Chapter 18: Lessons in Humility

The not-so-good news prompts the Terrible Trio to take care of their last business with the Ministry as soon as possible. To that end, Harry attempts to use Fireflies in the same manner as Hagrid. He and Ron discover that watching is not necessarily the same as learning.

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19 Chapter 19: Be Careful What You Seek

Harry's quest for the mirror takes a few unexpected turns, but nonetheless turns up some interesting information.

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20 20: Overtime

Harry seeks help from the Order to confirm Ondossi's suspicions. He gets an introduction to Magical Forensics. Sybil Trelawney has one of her Moments. A very long night comes to an encouraging end.

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21 21: Basileio Oneiro

Harry's questions about the mirror are finally answered.

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22 22: Awakening

Sirius's return to Grimmauld Place requires a lot of explanations. Harry learns a few lessons in responsibility.

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23 23: From the Ashes

Harry and company settle in after the events in the Department of Mysteries. A most unexpected visitor arrives at Grimmauld Place, as does Harry's bodyguard. Lupin tends to some long overdue business.

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24 24: Ends And Beginnings

Harry heads back to Hogwarts after his latest feat.

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25 25: The Inquest

Viktor makes a poignant observation. Harry takes Ondossi to her first Quidditch match. She doesn't get it. Arthur Weasley makes good on his promise to investigate Sirius's past, with most unexpected results.

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26 26: The Pureblood's Tale, part I

True to his word, Harry uses his unique magic on his godfather, starting at the most obvious point in his memory...

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27 27: The Pureblood's Tale, Part 2

The remaining events of November 1 and 2, 1981, are revealed.

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28 28: The Pitch

Harry's first Quidditch match of the season. An attempt to heal some old wounds

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29 29: The New World

The school year wraps up and Harry takes a brief foray across the sea and to new depths of his mind.

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30 30: The Spirit of the Season

Legilimency lessons. The Order receives an unexpected gift from the past, wrapping up a small mystery in Canon. Harry challenges Sirius to expand his borders a little, and appears to take his own advice as well.

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31 31: It Tolls for Thee

Once again, Fate proves to be Harry's enemy.

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32 32: Truth and Consequences

One small but intense act produces a number of results.

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33 33: The Downward Spiral

Summary: Recent events take a heavy toll on Harry.
Nonetheless, a few nagging mysteries get solved.

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34 34: The Lost Boy

In which we recount the adventures of a certain young blonde aristocrat...

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35 35: Illuminations

Legilimency practice with Mr. Malfoy.

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36 36: Wolf's Bane

Desperate times lead to desperate measures, on many fronts.

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37 37: Ways and Means

The Order recovers from Lupin's furry little problem. Sirius pulls Harry aside for an overdue talk. A step toward reconciliation. The import of Draco's story is realized.

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38 38: The Darkest Secret

Determined to identify the traitor in the Ministry, Harry attempts something drastic, with unexpected results.

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39 39: Bubbles Burst

Albus has some explaining to do. A stroke of insight reveals the mole in the Ministry.

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40 40: The Turn of the Tide

The Ministry traitor is left without secrets, and Harry realizes his fate is rushing up to meet him.

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41 Gathering Momentum

Many loose ends suddenly come together, and the Order prepares for the final confrontation.

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42 42: The Crossing

Harry embarks at last on the quest that has shaped his life. It has a rather unexpected twist...

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43 43A: The Battle of Many Armies, Part 1

Summary: As Harry and Ondossi wend their way through the wilderness, the rest of the Order takes on a mission of their own.
Author Notes: This is by far the hardest chapter to write, as I'm not into battle scenes. It's also the longest, and since it's already nearly 10,000 words, it's posted in 2 parts.

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44 Ch. 43, Continued

The Battle of Many Armies rages on...

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45 44: Fool Me Once

Ondossi's darkest secret is revealed at last.

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46 45: Pro Patria Mori

Harry faces his nemesis at last.

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47 46: Neither Can Live While The Other Survives

Harry learns that a great many things were not as they seemed.

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48 47: The Choices of Master Fawkes

A great many mysteries, both recent and very old, are explained at last.

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49 48: The Boon That Is His Due

Harry sets out to right some old wrongs.

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50 49: The Man Who Lived

Epilogue? What epilogue? I prefer to think of it as the Where Are They Now File.

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