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Rating
Mature
Chapters
23
Words
57,863
Characters
Harry, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Snape, Sirius, Lily, Bellatrix, Lucius, Narcissa, OC
Primary Relationship
Snape/Lily
Secondary Relationship(s)
James/Lily, Lucius/Narcissa, Other Pairing
Genre(s)
Drama, Action/Adventure, AU
Era
Pre-Hogwarts
Advisory
Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Story Reviews
143
Status
Completed
First Published
2008-06-28 1:25am
Last Chapter
2011-07-25 9:55pm
Last Updated
2013-10-21 9:25am

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 Fidelius

Halloween night, 1981: James Potter is dead, but his wife and son have escaped.  Fleeing Voldemort's punishment, Lily takes shelter with an unexpected companion.  The Order of the Phoenix seeks to solve James's murder and bring Harry back to safety.

2,671 17
2 Transfiguration

Lily doubts her rescuer while Dumbledore counts the cost of his actions.  Sirius's rescue party reports back from Godric's Hollow with sobering news.

2,755 10
3 Amortentia

Delivering the news of Lily's murder to her Muggle sister, Dorcas Meadowes uncovers the first clues in the search for Harry.  Snape and Lily are forced to a confrontation.

2,261 11
4 Invisibility

At Hogwarts, Hagrid tries to help Sirius with his guilt and anger as the two friends lay out plans for Harry's rescue. Dorcas recounts her experience at the Dursleys', and Sirius shares his memories of growing up with James. The Order prepares for the Potters' funeral in Godric's Hollow.

2,263 8
5 Protego

Snape copes with Harry on his own, and receives a disturbing summons from Voldemort.

1,703 6
6 Disillusionment

Together, Snape and Lily devise a plan to survive their encounter with Lord Voldemort.

2,442 7
7 Imperius

Leaving Harry behind in what they hope is a safe location, Lily and Severus present themselves to Lord Voldemort.

2,448 6
8 Unbreakable

At Castle Lestrange, Severus and Lily fight to save their own lives, using the Dark's own weapons of pain and deception.

2,928 4
9 Morsmordre

Preparations for James and Lily's funeral begin with a shock for Sirius and Dumbledore.

2,127 6
10 Incendio

Snape and Lily recuperate in Myra Spring's home, and deal with fallout from the previous night.

3,032 6
11 Revelio

Dorcas, Hagrid, and Sirius receive information about Snape's activities from a questionable source.  Sirius finds it difficult to keep his promise to Dumbledore.

2,613 8
12 Invidia

The Death Eaters search for their escaped prisoners, and Petunia Dursley mourns her sister.

2,840 5
13 Confundus

Dorcas makes a shocking discovery about Sirius Black, and Petunia battles to save herself and her baby.

4,249 6
14 Rennervate

Sirius, Dorcas, and Hagrid attend Dumbledore's debriefing. The Death Eaters' failures frustrate Lord Voldemort.

2,806 3
15 Belladonna

Severus recovers under Myra's care and struggles with warring impulses.

2,292 5
16 Diffindo

Dorcas interviews Pomona Sprout for information on Snape's possible whereabouts, and Hagrid calls her methods into question.

2,208 3
17 Stupefy

The Malfoys and Bellatrix lay a trap in Wales.

2,185 5
18 Evanesco

Lily and Myra each make wrenching decisions in the name of Harry's safety. Severus weighs emotion against common sense.

2,298 4
19 Petrificus Totalus

 Sirius and Dorcas confront Death Eaters in Wales.

1,810 4
20 Finite Incantatem

The hunt for the Potters comes to a shocking end in the forest.

3,409 5
21 Lumos

Lily's disturbing dream leads her to the dungeons of Hogwarts in search of answers.

2,331 5
22 Liberacorpus

Lily and Severus must move forward: "...It is far easier to die for a loved one than to live for her."

2,734 3
23 Epilogue

Another faith restored.

1,458 6

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