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The Road Not Taken by TomFoolery

 
Rating: 15+Story Reviews: 919
 
Chapters: 25
Words: 48519
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Lupin, Snape, James, Lily, Sirius, Voldemort, Neville
Genre(s): Drama, General, Angst
Era: Hogwarts
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Harry/Hermione
Status: Completed
First Published: 2004.05.17
Last Published Chapter: 2016.05.31
Last Updated: 2016.05.31
Favorite Story Of: 427 users
 
Advisory: Contains profanity, Mild violence, Scenes of a mild sexual nature

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Tom Riddle comes to Harry one night at Privet Drive and offers him another life: the chance to know his parents and get Sirius back. When he accepts the offer and wakes up in a world that he cannot understand in a life that he knows nothing about with friends that have all drastically changed, will he chose to return to his past life of loss and tragedy or continue on with the love of the new people around him, however changed they may be?
(Revised 28 May 2016.)

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1 The Proposition


Tom Riddle comes to Harry one night at Privet Drive and offers him another life: the chance to know his parents and get Sirius back. What will be the dire consequences of his accepting such an offer and playing with fate? When he wakes up in a world that he cannot understand in a life that he knows nothing about with friends that have all drastically changed, will he chose to return to his past life of loss and tragedy or continue on with the love of the new people around him? However changed they may be?...

1841 85
2 Of Keys and Scars

Harry wakes up in another place after his meeting with Riddle and gets a very unexpected birthday surprise.

1411 55
3 Surprises and Jokes

Harry discovers that he has acquired a girlfriend.

2010 46
4 Acclimation

Harry gets to know his surroundings a little better.

1802 1
5 Checkmate

After a disastrous game with Alice, Harry goes to bed to find himself utterly lost.

2494 2
6 A Farewell with a Vow

Harry bids a painful goodbye to his parents.

1315 38
7 Handling Hermione

Harry's first day at Hogwarts.

1647 34
8 Developments and Ironies

Harry learns some rather startling information from Lupin.

2355 28
9 Dreams, Draco, and Soon-to-Come Dungeons

Neville has a dream about a man that he can't explain, and wakes up terrified. The next day, Harry discovers exactly what happened to Draco Malfoy.

1768 33
10 An Afternoon of Bad Luck

Harry attends his Potions class, discovers a new Charms teacher, and begins to feel a bit more than just dissatisfied with Ron and Alice.

1340 21
11 Touchy Subjects

Harry is beginning to feel extremely agitated by everyone around him and everything comes to a boiling point after Alice throws another tantrum, inadvertently causing Harry to run into someone he least expects.

1843 25
12 The Scar Erised

Harry falls asleep in an abandoned classroom, and when he returns to his common room in the morning, Alice is about to raise serious problems.

1562 25
13 New Weasley Woes

Harry continues to feel terrorized by the Weasleys.

1784 26
14 Snatched, Snitches, and Sneaks

Harry finds out exactly what happened, plays an interesting game of Quidditch, and overhears a conversation that could profoundly affect a few things.

2928 22
15 Exposure

Harry comes to find that Percy is working for Voldemort and finally gets to apologize to Hermione for everything that he's still not even sure he's done. She tells him something he's been desperately looking for and he goes to bed and wakes up to a startling figure.

1886 22
16 Sifting Through Lost Memories

Harry goes to the library and looks through old copies of the Daily Prophet and discovers exactly what did happen to certain people and also finds a mysterious envelope mistakenly left there.

2290 32
17 Breaks, Breaks, and More Breaks

Harry begins to suffer in his new world and desperately searches for any good news.

1648 22
18 A Visit to Hogsmeade

Harry and Alice have it out at Madame Puddifoot’s, and Harry encounters two mysterious figures exiting the Shrieking Shack.

1776 1
19 A Horrible Pain

Harry suffers the consequences and punishments of Alice, and has a brief conversation with Professor Lupin about the scene he witnessed in Hogsmeade. He falls asleep to another dream, but this time it's quite serious.

2520 22
20 Time in a Nutshell

Harry finally finds out exactly what it was that brought him into his new world and existence. Startling revelations ensue.

2223 27
21 Hurtful, Healing Holidays

Harry goes home for the Christmas holidays and Sirius goes to trial.

1797 24
22 A Final Fracture

Harry is awakened in the middle of the night and called to Dumbledore's office where he hears news that makes him certain that he can stay in his world no longer. But how will he get back?

2331 21
23 The Flight

Neville chases Harry into Mr. Ollivander's shop while Harry desperately searches for the wand that will take him back to where he belongs. A duel begins but is interrupted.

1531 27
24 Through the Gateway

Harry and Neville are trapped, and do the only thing they can, fight back as bravely and nobly as they know how.

2010 27
25 It Has Made All the Difference

An unexpected result.

2407 253




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