| ||Rating: Mature||Story Reviews: 324|
Characters: Draco, OtherCanon
Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Angst
First Published: 2012.10.05
Last Published Chapter: 2013.11.12
Last Updated: 2015.02.13
Favorite Story Of: 67 users
| ||Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme, Contains Spoilers|
|The HPFF Dobby Awards: Winner - Best Wielding of a Canon Character (2014)|
|This author is an HPFF Angel.|
|War is poison. For Draco Malfoy, love is the antidote.|
Written for ToujoursPadfoot’s Gift-It Challenge and dedicated to the wonderful JChrissy!
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Three months after the end of the war, Draco finds a reason to want to change.
Draco takes his first, tentative steps toward rebuilding his life.
Draco returns to Hogwarts and discovers that his actions during the war haven't been forgotten... or forgiven. Astoria decides that she wants to see him again.
Draco and Astoria are both faced with important decisions when they meet in Hogsmeade
Draco and Astoria's perilous meeting in Hogsmeade leads to better understandings and new challenges.
Astoria and Draco confront their fathers, with very different outcomes.
As Draco and Astoria try to move forward, the world keeps trying to pull them back.
Draco learns of troubling developments among his former friends while Astoria discovers more about his life during the war.
|9||Turning the Corner
Draco and Astoria each come to new realizations about their future as the school year comes to an end
Draco and Astoria each take steps to secure they future they want for themselves
|11||Errors in Judgment
Draco and Astoria both make mistakes as they deal with new challenges during Daphne's wedding
Draco and Astoria each try to deal with the aftermath of Daphne's wedding.
|13||A Break with the Past
The Malfoys find themselves in a life-or-death duel when Flint, Gamp and the other conspirators come calling.
For the first time since the start of the war, Draco realizes exactly what he wants in life. Will it be too late to save Astoria?
The conclusion of the confrontation at the Greengrass's manor finds Draco and Astoria looking ahead to their future together.
Nineteen years later, from a different point of view.
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