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Rating
Mature
Chapters
23
Words
100,381
Characters
Lupin, Sirius, OC
Primary Relationship
Secondary Relationship(s)
OC/OC, Remus/OC, Sirius/OC
Genre(s)
Drama, Romance
Era
Hogwarts
Advisory
Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Story Reviews
43
Status
Completed
First Published
2011-06-29 11:07pm
Last Chapter
2011-11-23 4:55am
Last Updated
2011-11-23 4:55am

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 Chapter One

For almost thirteen years she had waited for this moment...

4,188 2
2 Chapter Two

“Sirius ruined that Summer Holiday,” she sighed, brushing the hair away from her face. “He ruins everything.”

3,215 1
3 Chapter Three

“So bloody long in Azkaban, he’s forgotten who I truly am,” she murmured, looking at the large, ripe strawberry held by her fingers.

5,363 6
4 Chapter Four

Eschar ripped from the flesh, to expose old wounds, was the only accomplishment of the evening.

1,921 2
5 Chapter Five

Sirius swallowed a large bite of cake. “What do you know about what’s in my head?”

7,196 5
6 Chapter Six

“Some things are better left unsaid.”

3,915 2
7 Chapter Seven

“I wasn’t fooled by your hardened exterior at fifteen and I’m not fooled now—”

2,405 3
8 Chapter Eight

The most innocuous phrase or innuendo could provoke him into a rage or depression.

4,322 4
9 Chapter Nine

They taunted her—celebrating in all of Althea’s fears coming to fulfillment.

3,161 1
10 Chapter Ten

“Don’t you even think of biting me,” Remus warned, “or I will bite you, and I sincerely doubt you’d want that.”

7,645 3
11 Chapter Eleven

It was a thought that periodically surfaced, and no matter how much she fought to suppress it, it licked at her insides—Sirius’s choice killed Lily and James. It reminded her that his pride mattered most.

4,681 0
12 Chapter Twelve

“I’d enjoy you like I’d enjoy a Doxy infestation...”

3,482 1
13 Chapter Thirteen

Althea caught her breath as Sirius clasped her hand. “I would never subject you to porridge,” he pledged, his thumb stroking the back of her hand. “Never.”

3,892 1
14 Chapter Fourteen

“You will change in his mind forever...”

3,435 0
15 Chapter Fifteen

Nothing else mattered at that moment—the room seemed exceptionally still...

5,433 2
16 Chapter Sixteen

Sirius shivered. “I’d rather kiss a dementor.”

4,706 0
17 Chapter Seventeen

“‘Lonely Potions Master seeks equally sniveling Mistress in hopes to brew romance. Must enjoy the smell of pickled Erkling, drafty dungeons, and lack of bathing. All requests—’” she read and paused. She looked up from the newspaper and wrinkled her nose. “Sirius, this is awful.”

6,526 0
18 Chapter Eighteen

“James never let me forget the time I wagged my tail at McGonagall.”

3,214 0
19 Chapter Nineteen

“Go on,” Sirius said—his voice neither taunting nor condescending, “curse me.”

4,504 2
20 Chapter Twenty

“Blow out your candles, Althea Rosemary, before the cake catches fire.”

3,389 1
21 Chapter Twenty-One

She listened intently and without judgment as Sirius, with great hesitation, gave an unprovoked telling of his time in Azkaban.

2,889 2
22 Chapter Twenty-Two

“Dogged,” Afina chimed, “very dogged.”

3,962 0
23 Chapter Twenty-Three

Sirius started to laugh. It was not his normal bark-like, jovial laughter, but a sinister laughter—a knowing laughter—that Althea thought, might’ve been heard on that street almost thirteen years ago.

6,937 5

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