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Rating
Mature
Chapters
21
Words
81,895
Characters
Albus, James (II), OC, OtherCanon
Primary Relationship
James/OC
Secondary Relationship(s)
Genre(s)
Drama, Humor, Romance
Era
Next Generation
Advisory
Contains profanity, Scenes of a sexual nature, Substance abuse
Story Reviews
201
Status
Work In Progress (WIP)
First Published
2010-04-12 8:44pm
Last Chapter
2015-10-12 1:45am
Last Updated
2015-10-12 1:45am

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 Prologue

bind - noun.
1. a. something that binds, the act of binding, b. the state of being bound, c. a place where binding occurs
2. a position or situation in which one is hampered, constrained, or prevented from free movement or action

515 7
2 Weasleys, Carnivals and Determined Fortune Tellers

The lady closed her eyes, her hands caressing the crystal ball as a silence filled the tent.

3,689 10
3 Complications

A noise jolted me from my thoughts: James had come stumbling out of his room, clad in just a pair of boxers and wearing a look of bewilderment that completely matched mine.

3,513 9
4 An Unexpected Talk

“Look. I know we haven’t really been…… getting along,” James started, a serious look on his face.

5,660 13
5 Good News and Firewhiskey

My eyes strayed to the empty space of air just to the right of me, knowing that James was following along, hidden under the invisibility cloak.

4,145 6
6 Quidditch Practice

I watched out of the corner of my eye as he placed his training bag by the door before throwing another glance at me. Our eyes met and he looked away before hurrying out of the room, leaving me in peace.

4,290 14
7 Witch Weekly

James nodded in confirmation as he stood up too. “Yup. Sometimes I can read you like a book.”

4,142 11
8 Family

He was unrelenting; I couldn’t look away from him despite his unforgiving words, the anger in his eyes, directed towards me.

4,873 11
9 More Quidditch Practice

He bent down again to quickly place a kiss on my lips. There was nothing I could to do stop it. Again, it was simple and chaste but my heart was left beating wildly.

3,596 12
10 Research

I watched James read the paper, feeling helpless. “It says it takes six months to make it,” James said slowly, his voice rough.

3,969 9
11 To Be a Friend

“You cannot be serious.” His gaze hardened. He took a step towards me. “If I remember correctly, after that night you were the one who ran from me.”

3,536 8
12 Mothers

I curled up against his strong chest. His hands rubbed slow circles on my back and I relaxed into his embrace, letting his warm touch comfort me, making me forget the ache I carried in my heart.

3,925 11
13 Closer

The thought that James had wanted to bring me here and show me this place sent butterflies fluttering frantically through my stomach.

3,487 14
14 Past and Present

James and I broke apart. As quickly as I had found it, my peace was shattered. I found myself staring at the one person I’d been trying so hard to avoid all these years.

4,926 9
15 Clarity

The question had been running through my mind since I’d left Al’s place and I couldn’t hold the words in any longer.

“Why did you avoid me after that night?”

4,817 6
16 All This Time

“It’s not true,” I finally said. My voice, small and trembling, betrayed my protest. “He—he would have told me.” I swallowed a lump in my throat. “If he had feelings for me, he would have told me,” I said loudly, determined to make James believe me.

4,115 8
17 Courage

 
 His tone was still teasing but my heart leapt at the realization of what he was asking.

 
I couldn’t answer without knowing, completely, how he felt. “If you want it to.”

3,625 8
18 Breaking

 
 “You could probably have any girl you wanted but it had to be Natalie.” He took a step towards James, his jaw clenched. “You knew exactly how I felt about her but you couldn’t help yourself, could you?

3,382 3
19 Heavy Heart

He finished his appraisal of me and gave me a glare. “When was the last time you ate?”

3,334 13
20 Celebrations

I didn’t realize my eyes had closed at his words until I felt his hand in mine. His touch became the only thing I was aware of. His fingers brushed mine gently, curling as if wanting to intertwine our fingers together. 

4,095 11
21 New Beginnings

James abruptly stepped back. He tore his eyes away from mine, turning to stare out at the vast field in front of us. “I needed a place to think,” he said, repeating my previous words back to me.

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