| ||Rating: Mature||Story Reviews: 192|
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Krum, Albus, Hugo, Rose, OC, OtherCanon
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Romance
Era: Next Generation
Pairings: Other Pairing, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione
First Published: 2012.06.10
Last Published Chapter: 2013.02.03
Last Updated: 2013.07.04
Favorite Story Of: 101 users
| ||Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Contains Slash (Same-Sex Pairing), Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme|
|The HPFF Dobby Awards: Winner - Most Original Fic (2013)|
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Viktor Krum, celebrated athlete turned drug-addled has-been, and Rose Weasley, a woman too young to know better than to get involved with him. When their paths cross, something awakens within them. Something powerful enough to drive them both over the edge. FULL SUMMARY AT THE END OF CHAPTER ONE
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|1||Chapter One: Prologue: The Man In The Suit
And while the man in the suit didn't seem the violent type, the same could not be said of his companion.
|2||Chapter Two: Joseph Heart
Despite these apparent flaws in his character - not to mention the nearly incessant swearing - Rose was actually rather fond of Joseph Heart.
|3||Chapter Three: Albus Potter
Though only a few months younger than Rose, today her cousin looked more like a wayward teenager than a young man with a proper job and decent place to live.
|4||Chapter Four: Mr. Brooks
“Okay, Mr. Brooks. You start first. Tell me, what exactly do you mean by Krum’s situation?"
|5||Chapter Five: Viktor Krum
As it turned out, Rose could pick Viktor Krum out of a crowd. Only there wasn’t any need. He was standing right in front of her.
|6||Chapter Six: Viktor Krum, Part II
They didn’t make him look old so much as experienced – as if telling the world this face belonged to a man who had seen and done a lot during his lifetime.
|7||Chapter Seven: Hugo Weasley
Her brother had such an easy way about him, the kind of relaxed confidence that seemed to draw people in. He didn’t have to go looking for friends – or boyfriends – because they always seemed to come looking for him.
|8||Chapter Eight: Viktor Krum, Part III
“There are vorse things than Azkaban, Ginger. You’re still too young to see that, but you vill...someday.”
|9||Chapter Nine: An Old Friend
“Publishing is all about timing, Rose. Have I ever told you that?”
|10||Chapter Ten: The Voice in Her Head
“All right,” she agreed, even as the little voice in her head told her this might be a very bad idea. “But only if we make it quick."
|11||Chapter Eleven: The First Mrs. Krum
“I’m as old a friend as Viktor’s got. And by the looks of you, darling, they are only getting younger.”
|12||Chapter Twelve: Some Bloke
“That bloke? His name is Albus...and he’s not my boyfriend.”
|13||Chapter Thirteen: Mr. and Mrs. Ron Weasley
“What, you mean the picture of you in your skivvies? Yeah, they’ve seen it. It was pretty hard to miss.”
|14||Chapter Fourteen: Regina McFey
Rose knew a lot of beautiful people, but not one of them could hold a candle to Regina McFey.
|15||Chapter Fifteen: Peter
“Do you want to explain it to her, or should I?” Brooks asked, his attention still focused on Hugo. “I expect it will sound a lot better coming from you.”
|16||Chapter Sixteen: Viktor and Rose
His body, now feverish to the touch, gave one final shake before finally falling still.
|17||Chapter Seventeen: The Man in the Suit, Part II
His tone was amiable enough. Maybe a bit too good-natured for Rose’s liking. There was something about it that didn’t ring true, though she quite couldn’t put her finger on what it might be.
|18||Chapter Eighteen: Mr. and Mrs. Albus Potter
Her gaze had landed on a spot just off to her left, where Albus and Amelia were dancing cheek-to-cheek. They were grinning, laughing and whispering in each other’s ears, totally oblivious to everyone else around them.
|19||Chapter 19: The Intruder
Rose awoke the next morning to two very unwelcome surprises.
|20||Chapter 20: Regina McFey, Part II
Regina McFey was standing in her kitchen, arm held aloft in front of her, wand trained directly on Rose.
|21||Chapter 21, Epilogue: Rose Weasley
The fires that burned in Rose weren’t just for him – they were for life, for everything that should have been hers for the taking. As for Viktor, Rose was his life, and without her there was no future for him.
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