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Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Luna, Draco, Ginny, Teddy, OtherCanon
Primary Relationship
Secondary Relationship(s)
Drama, Mystery, Romance
Mild Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme, Contains Spoilers
Story Reviews
First Published
2008-02-18 12:48pm
Last Chapter
2008-10-10 2:06pm
Last Updated
2009-09-21 5:12pm

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 Descent into Darkness

My thanks to JKR for creating all these wonderfully memorable and complex characters.  None of these are my own invention.  

This is really a short prologue combined with the first chapter. This is my first fan fiction.

May 8, 1998

The young man surveyed the velvety darkness stretching above him. Hundreds of stars shone like tiny pinpricks of light in the cloudless sky.

1,355 29
2 Unexpected Visits

Harry is surprised by an unannounced visit from Ron and Hermione.  Will their invitation help Harry begin living again?

2,766 22
3 Coming of Age

It is Ginny's birthday.  The whole family has gathered.  How will they react to Harry's return.  Will Ginny be able to forgive him for leaving again?

3,575 26
4 Summer Days

Harry receives unsettling news from Ron about Hermione's family.  He meets with an unexpected source to ask for assistance.

3,406 17
5 Return to Hogwarts

Our friends return to their home away from home.

A/N: None (well very, very little) of this world is mine. Thanks to JKR to creating such an awesome world that I can “borrow” for a few moments.

3,497 16
6 Working Like House Elves

The returning-seventh-years learn their schedules aren't exactly what they had in mind when they came back to Hogwarts.

3,369 18
7 Telling Stories

A date, a trip to Hosgmeade, and a meeting with a reporter...

3,708 16
8 Under the Oak Tree

Rita Skeeter shares what she's learned in her investigation.  Ron reveals why he's been acting so strangely.

4,675 15
9 Fireside Chats

Harry tells Hermione what he's learned about her parents.  Malfoy's return stirs up unwanted memories.

3,614 15
10 Time to Say Goodbye

The much-anticipated Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw Quidditch match has unexpected results.

5,183 32
11 A New Day

Another day passes at St. Mungos. 

4,084 16
12 Bedside Proposals

Percy shares news of Ginny's attack with Minister Shacklebolt. Kingsley makes a few housecalls.

3,315 20
13 Loose Ends

Ginny arrives back at the Burrow and an unexpected visitor arrives to make amends.

3,159 24
14 The Seeker Returns

Ginny returns to Hogwarts to find Ron, Hermione, and Harry hard at work.

2,292 14
15 Gryffindor vs. Slytherin

The Slytherin team was expecting to soundly beat the Gryffindors. They didn't plan on Harry getting in their way.

3,826 8
16 Memoro

Edited 6/15/09 Long-forgotten memories return.

3,457 10
17 The Aftermath

Harry and Ginny have things to discuss.

2,860 9
18 Home for the Holidays

Our favorite Hogwarts students go home for the holidays.

4,099 8
19 Happy Christmas

Christmas holidays bring two unexpected reunions.

4,672 8
20 Christmas Day with the Grangers

Updated 6/19/09

Hermione and her family experience a typical Christmas Day at the Burrow.

3,488 7
21 Going Home

Hermione and her parents return home. Hermione has some explaining to do.

3,233 7
22 Valentine's Day

The returning-seventh-years take a very informative tour of the Ministry. Valentine's Day arrives.

4,451 7
23 The Truth

Harry, Ron, and Hermione get closer to an answer to who is behind the plot against Harry.

2,847 8
24 Out of the Ashes

Harry, Ron, and Hermione experience another tragic blow.

4,232 8
25 Stolen Moments

Ginny attempts to help Harry as he comes to terms with the loss of Grimmauld Place.

2,858 8
26 Things Change

Draco paced the darkened corridors. How had he allowed himself to end up here? The events from earlier in the day echoed through his mind....

3,702 10
27 Meetings in the Night

Harry startled awake at the click of the portrait hole as it closed. Looking down at Ginny’s sleeping form lying against him, he rubbed his aching neck and tried to remember how they’d ended up falling asleep on the common room sofa.

3,299 13
28 In Remembrance

The first anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts draws near.

3,585 16
29 Full Circle

The wedding of the year begins.

1,841 54


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