| ||Rating: 15+||Story Reviews: 343|
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Ginny
Genre(s): Drama, Humor, AU
Pairings: Arthur/Molly, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione
Status: Work In Progress|
First Published: 2009.09.30
Last Published Chapter: 2014.11.15
Last Updated: 2017.08.04
Favorite Story Of: 147 users
| ||Advisory: Contains profanity, Strong violence, Scenes of a mild sexual nature, Substance abuse, Sensitive topic/issue/theme, Spoilers|
|The HPFF Dobby Awards: Winner - Best Post-Hogwarts (2015)|
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Wars end, but healing takes time and courage, especially in the face of so many changes. Follow beloved characters as they learn that life can and does go on, that family can mean more than blood relations, and that it's okay to love and laugh again.
2015 Dobby winner for Best Post Hogwarts.
Special thanks to theelderwand for beta and muse help!
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|1||Prologue: No Words
If someone had told George Weasley just yesterday that it was possible to feel this much pain and still be alive, he would have laughed in their face and called them a liar.
|2||A Little Wounded
“You gonna be okay, mate?” Ron asked as they walked wearily through the halls.
|3||The Wages of War
Harry slipped inside and closed the door quietly behind him, then walked hesitantly to the foot of the bed that took up most of the small room. His throat tightened at the sight that met his eyes.
Molly’s heart clenched at the sight and tears filled her eyes. Her lost boy was finally coming home. He was among the walking wounded – of that she had no doubt – but he was coming home, and the rest they could work out.
|5||The Importance of Communication
There are things scarier than You-Know-Who...
|6||Some Rain Must Fall
Even after the battles have finished, there are still some dark days that must be passed through.
Change is never easy.
|8||One Step Forward...
“But then King turns back and says, ‘I’ll just tell Potter that the goblins consider this an act of war.’”
Sometimes you need to lay rest to the past before you can move into the future.
Moving slowly, Arthur Weasley made his way through the twists and turns of Diagon Alley, his heart heavy but resolved. That stubborn British will that hadn’t admitted defeat through centuries of trials wasn’t about to surrender now. The wizarding community would rebuild – again – like a phoenix from the ashes and life would go on.
|12||Bless the Children
“Your shoes squeak.”
|13||The Truth Hurts
“Mum…” breathed Hermione, tears starting to leak down her face. “Oh, Mum, I’ve missed you so –”
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