| ||Rating: 15+||Story Reviews: 194|
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Ginny
Genre(s): Romance, Angst
Pairings: Draco/Hermione, Ron/Hermione
First Published: 2009.06.26
Last Published Chapter: 2011.02.07
Last Updated: 2011.02.07
Favorite Story Of: 129 users
| ||Advisory: Mild violence, Scenes of a mild sexual nature, Spoilers|
|This author is an HPFF Angel.|
Having removed himself from the lies and manipultion of his father, Draco has been given a second chance to prove that he is not the person everyone believes him to be. With most of the world against him, Draco finds support from the most unlikely person as he continues on his quest to reclaim respect and define his independence. Follows on from the prologue 'Stating my Independence'
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The first day of Hogwarts begins and Draco must face the head girl.
|2||The News Spreads
Draco's presence on the train spreads quickly as they journey back to Hogwarts
|3||Return to Hogwarts
Hermione and Draco arrive at Hogwart and are introduced to the heads common room
|4||Classes, duties and raw emotions
Classes begin, and Hermione confronts Ron about his raw emotions.
|5||Hospital visit number one
Draco becomes acquainted with the hospital at Hogwarts.
|6||Where to from here
Hermione and Ron discuss their future
Draco faces a group of Slytherins who are not too happy about his return.
Draco faces all the thrills and spills of Quidditch Trials
The memorial for all those who died in the war is held
|10||To make up or end things
With the memorial leading to Ron sorting out his anger, Hermione is faced with the decision on their future.
|11||Stories of a Past
Draco reflects on his childhood
|12||The Shy Boy
Dance classes start and Hermione redescovers her love of dance, but craves a partner that matches her ability
Things are heating up
|14||In the Arms of Recovery
Bed rest is in order as Hermione recovers from her fever, and one person remains by her side.
|15||The Snow Ball
The night of the a ball has arrived and Hermione arrives on the arm of Draco
Draco and Hermione have to say good bye as they go their separate ways for the Christmas Break
The holidays are over and Hermione and Draco are happily reunited.
Much is revealed as one world falls apart and one is restored
|19||I Will Be Right Here
“What if she never talks to me again?' Draco asked the starlit sky, “She means so much to me, I don't want to lose her.”
|20||For the Quidditch Cup
It's Malfoy vs Potter
|21||Letter from home
A letter from his father sends Draco's world spiraling down hill
|22||The Waiting Game
Draco watches on helpless.
|23||Waking to the Aftermath
Draco awakes confused and disorientated and desperate for news.
Exams are on and the end of their time at Hogwarts appraches
It's graduation night and indecision is starting to set in
|26||The Ultimate Decision
Draco has made up his mind...
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