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Rating
Mature
Chapters
18
Words
80,431
Characters
Dumbledore, Lupin, Snape, Sirius, A. Longbottom, Lily, James, Regulus, Pettigrew, Voldemort
Primary Relationship
James/Lily
Secondary Relationship(s)
Remus/OC, Sirius/OC, Snape/OC, Other Pairing
Genre(s)
Drama, Mystery, Romance
Era
Marauders
Advisory
Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme, Contains Spoilers
Story Reviews
111
Status
Completed
First Published
2010-12-14 11:38am
Last Chapter
2011-08-10 10:30am
Last Updated
2011-08-10 10:30am

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 Prologue

This is my very first chaptered fic! The prologue is set in the summer before Lily's seventh year. Already things are looking fishy and they're set to get worse as her seventh year goes on.

Happy reading!

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2 Silence Is The Best Policy

This is the first chapter, everyone. Sorry for the wait--beta stuff. Enjoy!

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3 Family Politics

Thanks to Shahid who came up with the phrase "family politics". It's the first I've heard of such a term, anyway.

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4 Murder On The Hogwarts Express

What Dumbledore said to James is similar to what he said to Harry in DH, in the chapter King's Cross, but it wasn't exactly the same.Thanks to Daniee for you-know-what and as ever to Stacey for beta'ing.

4,857 4
5 Vendettas, Vexation and Vindictus Viridian

Thanks to Stacey and Daniee. Warning: some strong language from the outset, in case you didn't see the Strong Language warning in the summary.

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6 Lapse

Warning: strong language from the outset.

Here we are again. Apologies for the delay.

Things...happened. But here it is!


James has just discovered Lily standing at the very edge of the Astronomy Tower and he has to stop her. Will she do it? Won't she do it? Read to find out!

[Oh, thanks for Alex for being my second beta after this got rejected on MNFF first time round and Stacey for being my first.]

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7 Wishful Thinking

OK, to make up for submitting the last chapter so late, I've decided to post this one a wee bit early. I don't think I'll ever be entirely happy with this chapter, but I thought, again, I needed to ease the tension a bit. It's still there, though. :)

James has just been cursed by an unknown spectator, directly after his Seeker caught the Snitch. What will happen next? Will he find out? And how will Lily cope with her and James' new friendship?

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8 Hogsmeade Visits And Hiccupping Hearts

As always, ta to Alex and Stacey for beta'ing this. I enjoyed writing this chapter. (Is that wrong?) Lily has just realised that maybe, just maybe, she might actually fancy James Potter. Will anything happen? Read to find out!
 
 

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9 Facta Non Verba

Here's the next chapter, folks!! Kian Robinson has just died. How are James, Lily and the crew going to deal with the investigation after his death?

As always, thank you to Stacey and Alex for beta'ing.

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10 Cinderella

OK, so for once I haven't left you with a cliffhanger. The preparations for the pantomime, Cinderella, are in full swing. How will James deal with Lily's estrangement, and just who are Lily and Sirius playing in the play?

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11 Vicious Circles

So Maria Alessio was last heard screaming, just moments after James and Lily had established that they do indeed have feelings for each other. What will happen next? Read to find out! But, fair warning — towards the end of the chapter, there is a mature theme which some may find rather upsetting. If that is the case, it’s better for you (and me) that you don’t read it. Also, there will be some strong language from the outset.

Thanks, as always, to Alex and Stacey for their beta’ing.

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12 Memories

In this chapter, now definitely my least favourite, I think it’ll get the most kissy-kissy — barely any, in other words. Just for the record, there will never be any sexual situation in this story, which is why I don't have that warning. James has just witnessed what no seventeen-year-old should ever have to see. How is he going to deal with it? And what will happen to his new-found relationship with Lily? Read to find out!As always, cheers to Alex and Stacey for their much-valued beta’ing. This chapter in particular would be even crapper than it is now without them.

4,528 3
13 Redemption

Lily is now convinced that her boyfriend is a werewolf, and is hurt that she wasn’t in on it. Will James at least attempt to put her right? And who is she going to go to for extra Patronus practice? You'll have to see!

Thanks to Stacey and Alex for beta’ing.

4,249 3
14 Sanat Vulnera

So Katie Montague and Aiden Avery definitely seem dirty. How are James and Lily going to deal with it? And just what terrible news has Marlene received? Read to find out!Ta to Alex and Stacey for beta’ing.

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15 Ambush

Now, Mulciber and Regulus also look suspicious, thanks to the debacle with Sirius in that corridor. What’s Lily and James’ plan now? Read to find out!A huge, huge thank you to Stacey and Alex for their much-appreciate beta’ing.

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16 Sectumsempra

OK, so Lily, James and Marlene have tried to ambush the Slytherins, but it seems they need a better plan than what they’ve currently got. Will they come up with something more foolproof this time? Which one of Lily’s classmates is seriously injured in this chapter? And what nasty surprise lies in wait for Marlene at breakfast?As always, a massive thank you goes to Stacey and Alex for beta’ing.

4,221 4
17 Eternal Lapse

Here it is. The moment you’ve all been waiting for — I'm sure. The end of the road, etc, etc. They’ve arrived to rescue Professor Frensham, but things don't quite go as hastily planned...read to find out!Thank you so much for beta’ing, Alex and Stacey.

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18 Epilogue — Blood, Sweat and Tears

This is it, people! The end of the journey, at long last. If you want some background music while reading this, I recommend You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson. This epilogue is (sort-of) influenced on the lyrics — I wrote it, and then listened to MJ, saw how similar the epilogue was to the song and basically based the epilogue on the lyrics. I, of course, do not own the song — the great MJ does.A final thank you to my two brilliant betas, Alex and Stacey, for their much-needed help re spelling, grammar, unnecessary commas and sentences that really didn't make sense.

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