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Rating
Mature
Chapters
27
Words
90,503
Characters
Harry, Dumbledore, Lupin, Snape, Sirius, Voldemort, OC
Primary Relationship
Snape/OC
Secondary Relationship(s)
Sirius/OC
Genre(s)
Drama, Romance, AU
Era
Hogwarts
Advisory
Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme, Contains Spoilers
Story Reviews
97
Status
Completed
First Published
2008-04-13 12:56pm
Last Chapter
2008-10-05 10:38pm
Last Updated
2009-07-15 11:27pm

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 The Pain of Memories

Valora's life collapsed around her sixteen years ago. she lost her best friends, her godson and the love of her life. now she's come back and she wants to fix everything, and everyone she left broken. But first, she needs to repair herself.

1,854 10
2 The Ever-Present Impasse

impasse : a position or situation from which there is no escape
How can Valora possibly explain everything that's happened?

1,984 3
3 Steady As She Goes...

Valora is once again becoming used to dealing with the likes of Severus Snape, and Harry begins to wonder about his new teacher.

3,163 3
4 Quidditch Infamy

A simple game brings back old memories and new complications for Valora.

3,739 2
5 Old Teenage Hopes

Valora isn't sure what's more complicated...the past or the present?

3,244 1
6 Same Old Blood Rush

Since when does Valora care about dangerous spells? I guess some wounds never heal.

3,946 5
7 Pardus and the Prince


"The Half-Blood Prince? Quite a clever play on words there, Sev." she teased and kept reading. "Uhm...where's my name?" she asked quietly.

2,738 5
8 Invisible Annoyances

"Well, it's the only thing that works. Nothing else helps me sleep through the memories." She explained.
"I thought you said they were nigthmares."
"Aren't they the same thing?"

3,078 3
9 Undeniable

Valora is beginning to realize what she felt, what she still feels for Severus. It won't ever end. Her tensions are still high but with Severus all of it seems to melt away.

4,926 2
10 Dancing In A Hurricane

She had to tell him that she was still the sixteen year old girl, running to the library to see him. She still wanted to dance in the hurricane. She still loved him.

3,540 3
11 I Alone

Valora lost him once...and now she wants him back...more than anything...but is it too late?

---chapter name taken from the song by LIVE who inspired a great deal of this story---

3,585 1
12 The Tortures of Waiting

As he walked by Valora felt him press something small and thin into her hand. She fought to keep the happiness and nerves from her face, and struggled to keep her eyes forward and not to watch him leave. When the door had closed behind him she stealthily opened the note in her lap, eager to see what it said.

2,367 1
13 Lightening Crashes

--Oh now, feel it coming back again
like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind
forces pullin' from the center of the earth again
I can feel it--
Lightening Crashes - Live

3,611 1
14 Better Together


"Did you know she was still alive?"

"Not until this afternoon. There are huge gaps in the story she told Sirius, and then there are things he says he 'can't' tell me. She's become quite the enigma."

3,680 1
15 Making the Choice


"Didn't you hear what I said? He's going to try and kill you. You embarassed him, mocked him, eluded him for years. You managed to trick one of the greatest wizards in history. Doesn't that mean anything?" Severus asked. Valora shrugged.

"I guess it means I'd better watch myself." she replied with a smile.

3,528 1
16 An Honest Deciever


"I pictured you saying that a little more eloquently, Pardus."

3,578 1
17 Sins Of My Past

Valora and Severus go into the pensieve.

2,861 1
18 Lullabye


"You're just insensitive. You can't appreciate the subtle artistry of Shakespeare's words."

2,563 1
19 Caught Off Gaurd

"We thought you were dead, Valora. The Dark Lord was quite surprised to hear that you were alive." The remaining deatheater taunted.

4,315 1
20 Someone To Come Home To

"What exactly have I done now? Because last I checked you were the one who lied and almost got herself killed!" He spat. Valora rolled her eyes.

3,218 4
21 Come To Me Sweetly

"Bloody hell. Who are you?"

Valora shrugged and put down her tea. "Mr. Weasley, I'm a woman, I'm a witch, and I'm Harry's godmother. Beyond that I haven't a sodding clue."

3,442 5
22 All We Have Is Now

"Sirius, don't. I'm sick to death of hearing your Snape conspiracy theories. You've been creating them since first year and you'd think at 36 you'd have given up on them but no, here you sit, with a new one for me all the time." Valora said, with an exasperated sigh.

4,400 6
23 Love Will Lead Us

"Hello, Harry." Valora said warmly. Harry flashed her a brilliant smile and ignored Snape.

"Professor Nox, I was wondering if I could talk to you?" He looked pointedly at Snape. "Privately, of course."

4,803 4
24 Try and Breathe

"Valora..." Sirius choked out. "Please." He said softly. Valora stared back at him and somehow found the strength to say what she needed to say.

"Let go of me, Sirius."

3,825 5
25 Starving For Truth

"You, me and Potter. One big, happy family. That's how you want it?" Severus asked, looking skeptical. Valora paused and rested her hands on his chest so that she could feel his heartbeat thrumming steadily beneath her fingers, then she looked back up into his grey eyes.

"Yes." She said finally. That is exactly what she wanted.

2,681 5
26 One Last Vow

Valora rubbed her eyes with a cool hand. Just a nightmare. A silly nightmare. Then suddenly a very real scream pierced the darkness of Severus's bedroom.

3,067 5
27 Into The Unknown Again

--The Final Chapter of Book I of the N/A Series.--

2,767 17

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