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Rating
Mature
Chapters
34
Words
171,413
Characters
Harry, Ron, Hermione, Arthur, Bill, Molly, Ginny, Teddy
Primary Relationship
Harry/Ginny
Secondary Relationship(s)
Arthur/Molly, Bill/Fleur, Ron/Hermione
Genre(s)
Romance, Young Adult
Era
Post-Hogwarts
Advisory
Mild Language, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme, Contains Spoilers
Story Reviews
850
Status
Completed
First Published
2008-04-12 2:49pm
Last Chapter
2008-10-24 10:48pm
Last Updated
2010-06-23 6:48pm

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 The End

Harry comes to the end of his very long day following the battle. As he does he realizes there are two things he still needs to do, only one of which will wait until tomorrow. Will Ginny take him back? Read and see.

Spoiler: This story follows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. If you haven’t read it, don’t read this. It won’t make sense and it will give lots away!

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2 Wands and Dragon Dung

It is the day after the end of the war and Harry has one last task to perform.  It is a day of finishing what he started, beginning to heal their many wounds and thinking about what comes next, not necessarily an easy thing when he thought he would die yesterday. Harry struggles to do the ’normal’ things and wonders if that word has any place in the world any more.

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3 Harry's Story

It's time for Harry to tell his story. What will he say? What will he leave out? And who will hear it?

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4 Horcruxes and Queues

Harry awakes after a difficult nights sleep. This is a day he’d thought would never come: an ordinary day after the war. With no special plans, Harry begins to make a few, just to get him through the next few days.

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5 The Secrets of Food and Fred

Back to the Burrow! In the midst of making repairs the trio learns some of Mrs. Weasley’s secrets for feeding her family, a very useful thing to know. Harry also discovers he has more to learn about how things are done in the wizarding world. Every once in a while, something still takes him by surprise, and the family’s preparations to bury Fred do just that.

It's nice of so many of you to read my story, but it would be even nicer to hear what you think. Please enjoy though, whether you leave a comment or not...The Author

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6 Wizarding Funerals

It is a sad time for wizards as the first of many funerals for those who died in the Battle of Hogwarts is held. Harry learns more about who does what according to wizarding funeral practices, and discovers the Weasley’s blind spot when it comes to muggles. The day is full of surprises for Harry and discoveries that leave him feeling disturbed.

2,640 19
7 Godric’s Hollow Again

Harry works out his grief over Remus and Tonks in preparing for their funerals, meets Teddy and makes him a promise. Attending a funeral in Godric’s Hollow, the same place where his parents are buried and witnessing first hand the treatment of muggles, incenses Harry. His resolve to do something about it is growing.

4,315 15
8 The Bet

Harry’s sense of family is growing. He decides to visit Number 4 Privet Drive to check on things, and in the process wins a bet with his cousin. Ginny is very surprised!

5,495 20
9 Being Seventeen

Finally Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione find time to have some fun! Hormones kick in, romances develop, and Ron and Hermione begin talking about a trip to Australia, all of which causes Mr. and Mrs. Weasley some concern.

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10 Night Events

Harry and Ginny’s relationship moves to a new level on the eve before Ron and Hermione leave for Australia. 

3,554 13
11 New Rules

Harry gets muggle mail, an invitation to a party, has more nightmares and another visit from Ginny, and they decide some things about their relationship.

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12 Gringotts

Mr. and Mrs. Weasley discuss things heard in the night and try to decide what is going on. Harry contemplates some shopping. Realizing he’s going to need gold, he knows it’s time to face whatever it is he has coming to him from Gringotts.

4,218 11
13 Wizard Peek-a-Boo

Harry and Ginny spend a day with Teddy. It turns out to be both more challenging and more fun than either of them could have ever anticipated.

4,727 11
14 Harry's Dilemma

Harry needs to make some decisions about his two houses and decides to visit them both. What will he find? What will he decide? What discoveries will they make when they visit London, with Mr. Weasley in tow?

3,988 12
15 Mr. Riskkey's Potion

Ginny tries to take their relationship to a new level, but lack of communication and inexperience causes she and Harry some problems. Will Harry ever forgive her?

5,990 16
16 Dudley's Birthday

The title pretty much says it all!

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17 Wizarding Methods

Ginny awakes with a hang over, and Harry learns of Wizarding Methods for dealing with this, among other things.

7,309 9
18 The Return

Ron and Hermione come home. The family holds a party and on the surface at least, everything went well. Then Hermione confides in Harry about her and Ron, and the topic of Wizarding Methods comes up again.

5,337 12
19 The Population of Cats

Hermione discovers that Harry really is studying Charms as he struggles with a section on Animal Husbandry Charms. They talk of things that have changed since the war, what’s happen while Ron and Hermione were gone, and Harry shows his friends what they’ve been doing at Grimmauld Place. During a particularly spectacular sunset, Harry gains a new appreciation for the Charms homework he’s been doing. Animal Husbandry charms just might be useful to know after all. 

4,363 11
20 Help From Beyond the Grave

Harry’s Charms homework has suddenly gotten a lot more interesting to everyone. Harry shows Ginny a bit of what he’s been reading, and they scheme to get Hermione to quiz him on it in an effort to gain access to Hermione’s Wizarding Methods book.

2,607 10
21 Visit With Aunt Petunia

Finally, Harry’s long awaited visit with Aunt Petunia takes place. Why did she invite him to come? Does she have something to tell him? Will this visit resolve anything between Harry and his Aunt?

4,325 13
22 Practicing With Rats

Harry has the chance to read some in his fathers little black book, the rest of the Weasleys learn what he’d doing with Grimmauld Place and offer to help, and Harry finds a way to practice Animal Husbandry spells.

6,374 12
23 The Weasley Inquisition

After a hard day’s labor, Harry has a restless night. Ginny comes to help and they are discovered. Mrs. Weasley is sure to yell, but perhaps she isn’t the only one. Read to find out who is in trouble and who is not. 

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24 Charms

It is Harry’s birthday, but he hasn’t ignored the fact so much since he lived with the Dursleys. He returns to Hogwarts for the first time since the war to take his exam, returns to the Burrow for dinner, and surprises await him everywhere.

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25 Doing the Right Thing

Harry meets Aunt Petunia in Godric’s Hollow. Ginny goes with him, and after a visit to the cemetery, Harry and Ginny go for a visit with Teddy.

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26 Take Out Chinese

The Weasley family makes good on their promise to help Harry with Grimmauld Place over the weekend. Work on the place is progressing nicely, and Harry is astounded when even more help shows up. Who else could be turning up to help? Read to find out…

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27 Hogwarts Again

Harry begins potions at Hogwarts as planned. He is suddenly busier than he could ever have imagined, leaving very little time for any of his friends. Harry hears of some of the plans for Ginny’s upcoming birthday party and the added stress takes its toll on the young couple. How will they cope? Read to find out.

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28 The Gift

It’s Ginny’s seventeenth birthday, and everyone is there to celebrate. The week that follows is very busy for Harry with school and potions and working in Grimmauld Place. But with everyone trying to help him, it is also full of pleasant surprises. 

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29 Bad Timing

This is the night everyone has been waiting for, but will it be as wonderful as Harry has imagined? What scars from Ginny’s past are likely to interfere? Romance for our young couples continues to grow, and they learn some lessons from the older crowd about how to make things last.

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30 Time to Celebrate

The summer is nearing its end, Harry’s house is ready and at last it is time to celebrate the end of the war, moving on and oh so many things.

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31 All Grown Up

Reality hits. Will the promise of the summer be lost as Ginny starts back to school, Harry joins the ministry, and real life sets in. Will the glow of the summer be enough to see them through?

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32 What I’ve Learned in Training

At last, the first Hogsmeade weekend has arrived. Harry and Ginny have a chance to talk, to try to figure out how to deal with the curves life has thrown their way.

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33 What is Right vs. What is Easy

Will a disagreement between Ginny and Harry ruin everything? Will Harry have to choose what’s important to him once more?

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34 The Yule Ball

Harry does his best to try to recapture the glow of the summer. Will he succeed? Will he be able to do what he needs to do, in order to make both of their dreams come true? 

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