| ||Rating: Mature||Story Reviews: 64|
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Sirius, Luna, OC, OtherCanon
Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Angst
Pairings: Other Pairing, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Ron/Luna
Status: Work In Progress|
First Published: 2008.01.17
Last Published Chapter: 2008.05.31
Last Updated: 2008.05.31
Favorite Story Of: 64 users
| ||Advisory: Strong Language, Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse|
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For so long, she had done what others had expected of her and not what she had wanted. She'd blindly done everything in her power to make the ones she loved happy, even if it meant sacrificing her own happiness...People can change, as can a heart. .: Sirius/Hermione :.
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|1||Three Steps Behind
She should have been happy but for some reason she wasn’t. All her friends were successful in their jobs, much like herself, but she couldn’t help but feel as though she was three steps behind when it came to family......
He had resisted their alluringly poisonous words for so long that he felt as though they were a part of him, embedded in his soul, scarring what little was untainted from the torments of his life.......
Why had the hospital not told him this? Surely he had the right to know, the right to be aware of how drastically the world had changed and why it had changed. What of the war? Did he know it was over? Did he know Harry had come out the victor? Did he know the death toll? Who had died? Had they told him anything?.....
|4||The Lost Years
He wished he could go back, back to when everything was alright, when Lily and James were still alive. He wanted to go back to those precious moments in time and relive the carefree life he’d had when he’d been at Hogwarts, his home away from the prison that housed him. He wanted that freedom again.......
He didn’t know what to do. She was staring at him imploringly, like a child, small and vulnerable. Sure he’d dealt with drunken women before – usually he was the one getting them drunk – but she was different.......
|6||Cold Hard Fact
She wanted it to be a bad dream, but rationality told her that it was cold hard fact.
Life was unpredictable, and it was times like these that she remembered it could also be unbelievably cruel......
|8||Start of Something New
It was the first time in years that she felt like her old self, felt like the old Hermione, the exuberant and ambitious bushy haired know-it-all that had enough courage to step out on her own and take the world on head first....
There was no point in living in the past, what was done was done, and there was no way to change that....
She had seen the dark circles under his eyes, the unshaven stubble on his face. He’d been a mess...
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