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Dumbledore, McGonagall, Lupin, James, Lily, Sirius, Pettigrew, Voldemort, OC
Primary Relationship
Secondary Relationship(s)
James/Lily, Remus/OC, Sirius/OC, Other Pairing
Drama, Horror/Dark, Romance
Contains profanity, Strong violence, Scenes of a sexual nature, Substance abuse, Sensitive topic/issue/theme
Story Reviews
First Published
2013-08-07 7:27pm
Last Chapter
2016-06-05 7:36pm
Last Updated
2017-01-12 9:29pm

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 The Doubt in the Strength

 Short, fleeting. Like the time they had left together.

842 21
2 The Beginning in the End

 I want to talk about the meaning of the word commencement.

2,066 12
3 The Chaos in the Order

 Vance Manor Collapsed

2,416 4
4 The Pain in the Heart

 "She loves you." Sirius didn't answer Marlene, but stood up, as if he was trying to move away from the conversation. "Do you love her?"


2,840 6
5 The Alarm in the Actuality

 “I’m going to St. Mungo’s. Tell the others.” 

2,507 5
6 The Miscommunication in the Many

 “January 26th. Potter Manor.”  

2,161 3
7 The Luck in the Few: Part I

"Alright. Good luck, Potter."

1,591 3
8 The Luck in the Few: Part II

 “Ready ‘kinnon?” Sirius asked, gripping his wand tightly. Footsteps fell quickly down the stairs, and the two stood next to each other firmly, their wands brandished.

“Ready Black.” 

2,437 4
9 The Luck in the Few: Part III

 "You lot are a mess."

2,009 2
10 The Fight in the Familiar

 “I...I,” Marlene stuttered desperately as her heart pounded faster in her chest. “I’m late for a date with Sirius.” 

2,452 1
11 The Love in the Hate

 “Oh god!” a mother said, shielding her child’s eyes quickly and glaring at the two pressed up against the wall. 

2,779 1
12 The Power in the Punch

 “I can’t deal with this right now,” she said quickly, making a sharp right and slamming the door on her way out.    

3,767 1
13 The Trust in the Trick

 I don't trust Mary McDonald.

2,430 1
14 The Destruction in the Death

 “What am I going to do?” Sirius asked desperately

3,457 0
15 The Face in the Truth

 Okay, Lily. 

2,762 1
16 The Mystery in the Meet

 Stupid, stupid, stupid, she thought as she felt a pair of eyes surveying her. 

2,086 0
17 The Sadness in the Secret

But seeing James so contented, seeing Lily so radiant, it only made him think of Violet Meadowes. 

2,905 0
18 The Lies in the Loopholes

 Dorcas stood up from her seat and downed the rest of her coffee quickly.

“I better be off, then. I suppose Sirius is mad at me. It’s a wonder he’s lasted this long at all without sex,” she murmured, checking her watch. 

2,225 0
19 The Butterflies in the Lollipops

 "Merry Christmas," she whispered, shutting the door silently behind her. 

2,496 0
20 The Fate in the Family

 "As I mentioned," he continued, reclaiming his calm demeanor and catching the gaze of each former student, "this is not about you anymore." 

2,591 0
21 The Revival in the Reinforcement

 “Millicent Bagnold?” Peter questioned in confusion. 

2,106 1
22 The Loss in the Trust: Part I

 “I do enjoy the dancing,” he pondered, making Marlene scoff as Sirius slid his hand further down her back. 

2,180 0
23 The Loss in the Trust: Part II

 "I do think you're being a tad dramatic there, Pete." 

1,959 0
24 The Loss in the Trust: Part III

 “Are you kidding?” Marlene sputtered out, backing herself up towards the door.

“Yes, I’m kidding. It’s called sarcasm, Marlene.” 

2,141 0
25 The Seclusion in the Secrecy

 How could she be so cruel when they’d given up everything to dedicate themselves to the cause? And now she was just playing both sides as if it were a game. 

2,371 0
26 The Quake in the Calm

 “At least you’re sweating now, too,” Lily said angrily, throwing the pot of dust against the fireplace floor. 

2,368 0
27 The Bump in the Baby

 “Thank you. For everything.” Healer Kelpie’s wand glowed suddenly, and she looked down, placing a hand on James’ forearm and nodding politely. 

2,005 0
28 The Enemy in the Friends

 Well then, Marlene. I'm afraid you're not going to have any friends left.

1,966 0
29 The Scare in the Halloween: Part I

 Trick or treat!

2,093 1
30 The Scare in the Halloween: Part II

 "Can you just get me Marlene?"

2,123 0
31 The Scare in the Halloween: Part III

 "Damn it," she whispered hastily. 

2,048 0
32 The Break in the Battered

 “Protego Maxima,” Frank added atop Dorcas’ spell. Dorcas looked to her left in time to see a tear fall off of Frank’s cheek. 

2,044 0
33 The Death in the Departed

 Merlin, what great fights we used to have, Lil.

2,292 0
34 The Trick in the Trust

...who do you trust to hold the key to your lives?

2,007 0
35 The Qualms in the Quaint

 I never meant to hurt you.

2,178 0
36 The Good in the Last

 Because that was it. 

2,000 1
37 The Violence in the Vengeance

 I don't want to gain his respect. I want vengeance. 

2,031 0
38 The Birth in the Bitter

 Dorcas smiled again, hoping that Hogwarts was going to continue to be like this. 

2,087 1
39 The Worst in the Possible: Part I

 “I never meant for any of you to get hurt. I swear it.” 

2,367 0
40 The Worst in the Possible: Part II

 June 12th, 1981

2,156 0
41 The Worst in the Possible: Part III

 Godric's Hollow

2,043 1
42 The New in the Old

"And just what is so special about the cat in particular?" 

1,445 2
43 The Forward in the Movement

 Marlene smiled

1,633 0
44 The Steps in the Saving

 Step 1: Never let go of Dorcas. Step 2: Never let go of Marlene. 

1,682 0
45 The End in the Beginning


1,923 1


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