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    Rating
    Mature
    Chapters
    45
    Words
    334,070
    Characters
    Harry, Ron, Hermione, Lupin, Lily, Tonks
    Primary Relationship
    Secondary Relationship(s)
    Harry/Ginny, James/Lily, Remus/Tonks, Ron/Hermione
    Genre(s)
    Drama, Action/Adventure, AU
    Era
    Hogwarts
    Advisory
    Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Contains Spoilers
    Story Reviews
    149
    Status
    Work In Progress (WIP)
    First Published
    2008-04-05 1:09am
    Last Chapter
    2009-05-22 2:21am
    Last Updated
    2009-05-22 2:21am

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    Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
    1 Chapter One

    Harry's first steps on his unexpected journey

    4,088 16
    2 Chapter Two

    Harry and Lily have their first confrontation.

    4,828 3
    3 Chapter Three

    The real questioning begins.

    5,701 4
    4 Chapter Four

    Harry discovers a way to finally end the debate, once and for all

    3,931 1
    5 Chapter Five

    After a conversation with an old Professor, Harry finally discovers the truth.

    4,994 0
    6 Chapter Six

    Harry finally confronts Lily.

    4,407 1
    7 Chapter Seven

    Now the truth is out, Lily and Harry have a proper conversation.

    4,261 0
    8 Chapter Eight

    A bit of a trip down memory lane.

    5,896 0
    9 Chapter Nine

    Lily finally learns the truth about her son.

    7,148 0
    10 Chapter Ten

    It was late morning at Ottery St, Catchpole when two people appeared out of thin air. Well, to the eye only one would have appeared. The other was hidden under an Invisibility Cloak.

    6,917 1
    11 Chapter Eleven

    Lily gets introduced to Hermione in quite the unorthodox way

    5,736 2
    12 Chapter Twelve

    Harry pursed his lips and sighed. “Can we just…break it to him properly? Please? Don't just go barging down there and burst into the room yelling 'Surprise!' and throw confetti everywhere."

    5,155 3
    13 Chapter Thirteen

    “You’re right, and if I were in your shoes…which I wouldn’t be because, honestly, Remus, what were you thinking when you bought those…I’d be as stubborn and angry about this as you’re being.’

    7,301 4
    14 Chapter Fourteen

    Harry stopped as he looked down at her and realized just how closely together they were standing. It was cramped in the hallway, and her face was just inches from his. He could smell her perfume, something new, and didn’t know if he should move or stay.

    6,505 3
    15 Chapter Fifteen

    Seriously mate; don't you ever get that little voice in your head that says ‘This is a bad idea’?”

    5,833 3
    16 Chapter Sixteen

    “Of all the people to end up with it, I never…’ he trailed off, looking over Harry’s shoulder at the old wizard crouched on the ground

    7,624 1
    17 Chapter Seventeen

    “You know, Ron,' Hermione said casually, reading over the blurb of her book, 'if my wand weren’t up the other end of the table at the moment, I think you’d find yourself with an extra pair of feet suddenly growing out of your forehead."

    4,777 3
    18 Chapter Eighteen

    “Yes, and that’s the point.’ Said Ginny, her eyes blazing. ‘He didn’t even ask me to come with him. Hermione and Ron got to go, but oh no…not Ginny…Ginny has to stay home and darn socks…’

    7,018 4
    19 Chapter Nineteen

    “But, winging it is what we do best.’ Said Ron.

    Hermione sighed. “Sadly I fear it is.”

    8,853 3
    20 Chapter Twenty

    “I don’t think you can call them frog-eaters.”

    “Snail eaters then?”

    “Perhaps you could just call them the French people. Ever considered that?”

    9,789 3
    21 Chapter Twenty One

    Another wave of rage flushed over him like a warm blanket as he spotted him, the heavy crate in his arms, just about to turn the corner. Harry bolted forward, raised his wand, took aim and furiously thought ‘Levicorpus!’.

    10,338 1
    22 Chapter Twenty Two

    “Yeah,’ said Ron happily, leaning back in his seat with a dreamy expression, ‘its going to be heaven not having to worry about any of that anymore.”

    “You never worried about any of it in the first place.’ Smiled Hermione.

    7,646 2
    23 Chapter Twenty Three

    “Tell me about it. But I don’t fancy the ridicule we’re bound to get at dinner because we were the only poofs hiding behind a bush.”

    Ron nodded. “Too right. Come on, let’s go.”

    8,082 3
    24 Chapter Twenty Four

    “Well we can’t just stand here and wait for them to move.’ Said Hermione softly, smirking at Lily’s language. ‘Like you said, once men get chatting they’re worse than women.”

    “No species is worse than women.’

    5,947 5
    25 Chapter Twenty Five

    Tonks snorted. “When in the entire flashback did I ever give you the impression he would be compliant? Like I said before, he’s a total shit. It’s a wonder his parents even like him! But, then again they’re shits too, so shit seems to be a generalization for that family.”

    6,455 1
    26 Chapter Twenty Six

    “The point is, sir, that we can’t do this without you.’

    “Well, we probably could,’ said Ron with a smile, ‘but it’d land us in a whole heap of trouble.”

    7,001 2
    27 Chapter Twenty Seven

    “Ron, go to bed. You’ve obviously had a very busy day of crazy.”

    6,230 5
    28 Chapter Twenty Eight

    “What if it doesn’t work?’

    “We'll do what we always do…panic then improvise.’

    9,911 3
    29 Chapter Twenty Nine

    “Are you kidding?”

    Hermione leant her hands on the table and gave him a look. “Yes, it was a joke I made up.’

    4,982 2
    30 Chapter Thirty

    “The point is he’s clever. He’s talented and smart and cluey. He’ll be alright.”

    “Yeah, until that hero complex of his kicks in and he does something stupid.’

    4,960 1
    31 Chapter Thirty One

    Around them Trafalgar Square was utter chaos…without the pidgeons.

    10,472 2
    32 Chapter Thirty Two

    “Well, this isn’t very hospitable service.’ Said Draco, looking around in disgust. ‘I’ve been here ten whole minutes and no-one has offered me a drink.”

    12,308 2
    33 Chapter Thirty Three

    “Sure, and would that be before or after I read my eight books on hexes, copy my notes of Horcrux locations and mix my protective potions?”

    “Maybe before?’ Suggested Harry.

    5,773 5
    34 Chapter Thirty Four

    “That’s a good tip. You should teach!”

    “I did!” laughed Remus.

    “And a smashing job you did too, I heard. Turning into a poodle and getting sacked and all…”

    9,033 6
    35 Chapter Thirty Five

    Ron looked at Ginny, surprised. “You can knit?”

    “Hermione taught me.”

    “So…you can knit?”

    13,932 2
    36 Chapter Thirty Six

    “Don’t worry,’ she smiled, ‘I am well aware of the Potter neuroses.”

    “I prefer to think of them as ‘quirks’.”

    11,919 5
    37 Chapter Thirty Seven

    “Why must you make things so difficult?’ she asked.

    “I’m a Malfoy, it’s my job.’

    10,402 2
    38 Chapter Thirty Eight

    “Malfoy, this is the biggest waste of my time in my entire life!” he cried.

    “You mean aside from trying to comb your hair?”

    10,998 1
    39 Chapter Thirty Nine

    “Why did she run off like that do you suppose?” asked Ron.

    “She didn’t want to get wet,’ said Harry, patting Ron on the arm as he made to leave. ‘But I imagine it was already too late for that.”

    8,500 5
    40 Chapter Forty, pt 1

    “Wish I could say the same for you. What were you thinking hitting it with a tree root, you wanker!”

    “Hey, I saved your life. You’re forever now in my debt! You must worship at my feet… bring me breakfast… prune my rose hedges…”

    11,830 5
    41 Chapter Forty, pt 2

    “This isn’t another Gryffindor plan, is it?”

    “They’ve worked before.”

    “Before when? The birth of Merlin?”

    8,162 6
    42 Chapter Forty One

    “Well, I don’t know about you, but I had a nice day. You know, except for the bulk of it where I was nearly killed.”

    5,181 4
    43 Chapter Forty Two

    “I mean, do you think you’re a good person?”

    “Hey, come on, I’m trying to eat breakfast here.”

    5,676 4
    44 Chapter Forty Three

    “I think there are easier things to do than try to understand Hermione. Like nail water to a tree.”

    9,698 4
    45 Chapter Forty Four

    ‘It’s got to the point where I can’t tell if they’re kissing or cleaning each other.”

    7,872 16

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