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Harry, Ron, Hermione, Lupin, Snape, James, Lily, Sirius, Pettigrew, Ginny
Primary Relationship
Other Pairing
Secondary Relationship(s)
Harry/Ginny, James/Lily
Humor, Romance, AU
Contains profanity, Scenes of a mild sexual nature, Sensitive topic/issue/theme, Spoilers
Story Reviews
Work In Progress (WIP)
First Published
2007-06-03 3:31pm
Last Chapter
2019-03-02 12:00am
Last Updated
2019-03-02 1:49am

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 Time Is On Your Side

Come here, oh my star is fading, and I swerve out of control
And I swear I waited and waited, I've got to get out of this hole
But time is on your side, it's on your side now...
-Amsterdam, Coldplay

2,589 20
2 Those Who Mourn

"Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.''
-Matthew 5:4, The Bible

2,507 10
3 Through the Looking Glass

Children three that nestle near, eager eye and willing ear
Pleased a simple tale to hear—long has paled that sunny sky;
Echoes fade and memories die: autumn frosts have slain July.
-Epilogue to 'Through the Looking Glass' by Lewis Carroll

2,230 8
4 The Headmaster's Office

“Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed.”
-Albus Dumbledore, Goblet of Fire

2,926 5
5 I Will Tell You Where You Ought to Be

Oh, know the perils, read the signs, the warning history shows,
For our Hogwarts is in danger from external, deadly foes...

I have told you, I have warned you--let the Sorting now begin.
-Sorting Hat, Order of the Phoenix

4,071 13
6 The New Student

“I beseech your grace that I may know
The worst that may befall me in this case”
-Hermia, A Midsummer Night's Dream

4,128 9
7 Through a Glass, Darkly

Hearts are worn in these dark ages; you're not alone in this story's pages
The night has fallen amongst the living and the dying,
And I'll try to hold it in, yeah I'll try to hold it in
-World on Fire, Sarah Mclachlan

3,296 7
8 Something Less Than a Warm Welcome

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
-Helen Keller

3,461 8
9 Making Friends and Influencing People

“Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it…that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.”
-Dale Carnegie

3,290 5
10 Trouble Is Brewing

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
-Carl Jung

5,701 10
11 Introspections and a Revelation

I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathways like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete
-Somewhere Only We Know, Keane

4,245 9
12 Hello Teacher, Tell me, What's My Lesson?

Make me a witness, take me out... out of darkness, out of doubt
I won’t weigh you down with good intention
Won’t make fire out of clay, or other inventions
-Witness, Sarah Mclachlan

3,853 8
13 Making Fire Out of Clay

Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what’s my lesson...
-Mad World, Tears For Fears

4,075 15
14 The Once and Future Gryffindor

“Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave.”

3,527 17
15 New Beginnings

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

3,209 15
16 Dear Hermione,

“Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.”
-Sir Winston Churchill

3,855 8
17 September Moon

In this proud land we grew up strong, we were wanted all along
I was taught to fight, taught to win
I never thought I could fail
-Don’t Give Up, Peter Gabriel

3,727 6
18 Awakening

“It is our choices that show what we really are, far more than our abilities.”
-Albus Dumbledore

3,415 7
19 Heightened Senses

Everything changes... everything falls apart
Can’t stop to feel myself start losing control
But deep in my senses, I know
-Stupid, Sarah Mclachlan

3,148 10
20 Once You Go Gryffindor...

Fill your lives with love and bravery
And you shall live the life uncommon
-Life Uncommon, Jewel

3,427 5
21 Crushes and Porcupines--and Everything In Between

Are you lost or incomplete?
Do you feel like a puzzle, you can’t find your missing piece?
Tell me how do you feel?
-Talk, Coldplay

3,723 8
22 Realization

How stupid could I be?
A simpleton could see
That you’re no good for me—but you’re the only one I see
-Stupid, Sarah Mclachlan

Note: a 'Padfoot' (that is, those not of the Sirius variety) is, in legend since the 1500's, alternatively a protector or aggressor towards travellers, and often lives on the grounds old buildings, guarding them.

3,997 12
23 More Than Cool Reason Comprehends

Your love in all its finery tearing the darkness all around me
Till I can breathe again, till I can believe again, ‘Cause I’m a train wreck
Waiting to happen, waiting for someone to come pick me up off the tracks
-Train Wreck, Sarah McLachlan

4,620 12
24 No Puddifoots, Please

Can’t you see I’ve got to live my life the way I feel is right for me
Might not be right for you but it’s right for me…
I believe, I believe
-Elsewhere, Sarah McLachlan

3,182 13
25 Beware the Grey Ones

With your touch of love in this autumn world
The sun was bright, the songs were heard
-December Snow, The Moody Blues

3,333 12
26 —But Who's Keeping Score?

Time’s glory is to command contending kings,
To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.
-William Shakespeare

3,197 19
27 The Map Never Lies!

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
-Anais Nin

Note: This chapter is LONG. Originally 3 chapters split into around 2k-3k words each, I've combined them due to the nature of the first chapter--letters. Happy Thanksgiving!

9,384 18
28 A Couple Clichés

Lying in the bed I hear the clock tick and think of you
Caught up in circles confusion is nothing new
-Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper

3,192 14
29 The Lily Bloomed in October

I heard the call, and in the mirror,
I saw the writing on the wall...
And I had to fall in love with you.
-Had To Fall In Love, The Moody Blues

3,281 9
30 Party Like its 1977

Will we burn in heaven... like we do down here
Will the change come while we’re waiting
Everyone is waiting
-Witness, Sarah McLachlan

A/n: Streelers are a type of snail whose shells change color by the hour.

3,301 14
31 Complications

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.”

3,092 14
32 Please, No Autographs

I was lost, I was lost...crossed lines I shouldn’t have crossed,
I was lost, oh yeah.

I was scared, I was scared, tired and under prepared, but I wait for it.
-In My Place, Coldplay

2,394 21
33 And No Flash Photography!

More strange than true. I never may believe...
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend more than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
-Theseus, A Midsummer Nights’ Dream

3,154 19
34 Angst

And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
When people run in circles it’s a very, very... Mad world
-Mad World, Tears For Fears

2,941 1
35 Man's Best Friend, With a Twist

Peace, in the struggle to find peace
Comfort, on the way to comfort
-Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, Sarah McLachlan

2,344 1
36 Books of Revelations

Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
-Measure For Measure, Shakespeare

3,469 9
37 Parchment and Evergreen

I need some distraction, oh, beautiful release... memory seeps from my veins

It’s easier to believe in this sweet madness, oh
This glorious sadness that brings me to my knees
-Angel, Sarah McLachlan

3,490 4
38 Disarming Charm

All my life I never really knew me till today.
Now I know why, I’m just another step on the way.
-You Can Never Go Home, The Moody Blues

3,574 12
39 Foolishness Foreshadowed

“Though this be madness, yet there is method in it”
-Hamlet, William Shakespeare

2,956 10
40 Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been...

Will you see me in the end, or is it just a waste of time trying to be your friend?
Just shine, shine, shine...shine a little light
Shine a light on my life, and warm me up again
-Hamburg Song, Keane

4,136 24
41 Members of the Order of the Phoenix

“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.” –Anais Nin

4,343 0
42 A Bold Beginning

Don’t be scared—I’m scared too

But that’s the best part, the best part of love

When it’s brand new

-Ready for your love, Chantal Kreviazuk

3,947 0
43 Best Laid Plans

It’s these little things, they can pull you under

Live your life with joy and thunder…

Oh, oh… but sweetness follows.

-Sweetness Follows, R.E.M.

4,475 0
44 Paved With Good Intentions

“All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself.”

-Martin Luther

3,485 0
45 Like Father, Like Son

It's been a long day coming and long will it last

when it's last day leaving, and I'm helping it pass

by loving you more

And who he would become, all the things he'd have done

would he have loved you, and not let you down

-Isobel, Dido

2,852 0
46 ...and the Reason is You

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.

-Bob Marley

2,991 0
47 Destination

I feel something so right

Doing the wrong thing

I feel something so wrong

Doing the right thing

I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie--

Everything that drowns me makes me feel alive

-Counting Stars, One Republic

3,465 0
48 Determination

Save me, somebody take my hand

And lead me

Slow me down

Don’t let love pass me by

Just show me how

‘Cause I’m ready to fall

Slow me down--

Don’t let me live a lie

Before my life flies by


Chasing the clock and I wish I could stop it

Just need to breathe, somebody please

Slow me down

-Slow Me Down, Emmy Rossum

3,629 0
49 Deliberation

And I’ll find strength in pain

And I will change my ways

I’ll know my name when it’s called again


Cause I have other things to fill my time

You take what is yours and I’ll take mine

Now let me at the truth

Which will refresh my broken mind

-The Cave, Mumford and Sons

4,311 1


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