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Witching Hour by LilyEvans613

Rating: MatureStory Reviews: 34
Chapters: 10
Words: 40842
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville
Genre(s): Horror/Dark, Romance, Angst
Era: Hogwarts
Pairings: Harry/Ginny
Status: Work In Progress
First Published: 2007.08.17
Last Published Chapter: 2017.10.23
Last Updated: 2017.10.23
Favorite Story Of: 24 users
Advisory: Contains profanity, Strong violence, Scenes of a mild sexual nature, Sensitive topic/issue/theme, Spoilers

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In the whirlwind of the Second Wizarding War, Ginny Weasley returns to Hogwarts for her sixth year. While Harry, Ron and Hermione set off to defeat Voldemort piece by piece, Ginny struggles to survive what Hogwarts has become, awakening a prophecy and unleashing an unexpected power of her own.

Rereleased and updated in 2016.

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews Read
1 Unforgivable

The battle continued to rage around her, the screams and sounds of spells being cast around her now fading away, muffled, like she was slipping slowly under water.

How foolish they were to think they’d be granted this small pocket of happiness in the midst of a war.

1886 6
2 Interrogation

There was nothing extraordinary about this girl. A lucky break. 

Break. Bellatrix grinned. She’d like to break something…  her eyes flickered over the redhead’s limp body.

2602 3
3 Back Again

It seemed even good news was bad news during wartime... Tonks and Lupin were expecting a baby, but instead of a celebration, the news had brought about a smattering of tight smiles, and congratulations that sounded more like apologies. 

3210 2
4 Any Questions?

“Put that useless stick away, girl, not that you know how to use it anyway,” he spat, closing the door behind him with a careless swish of his wand.

The corners of Ginny’s mouth twitched upwards as she looked up at Neville and Luna.

Little did Amycus Carrow know that throughout the scarlet train several students were examining warm, gold coins, each engraved with the very same curious markings...

3419 4
5 Casualties

War was filled with decisions, and the best ones were rarely easy. Mistakes would be made. There would be casualties.

It’s part of the job.

3246 1
6 Shadows

 She turned back to her audience, jaw set, eyes flashing angrily.

“This isn’t a game. This isn’t a class you’ll get credit for. It doesn’t matter how hard we train, where we start, or how much we plan. There is a war out there,” she pointed sharply to the wall next to her, scanning each pair of eyes. “And we are part of it - whether we like it or not.”

5393 4
7 If It Bleeds

Ginny’s lip trembled as Seamus roared, “People are dying! You could have died tonight, mate, and it’s only September!” he paused, exasperate, “Early September!”

5271 6
8 Cursed

Ginny brushed the letters from her family lovingly, feeling the sharp folds pass over the flats of her fingers. Pieces of the people she loved, lined up in a row... tiny connections of words with no meaning. Their silence was deafening.

4212 2
9 Complicated

A strained silence stretched over the group as the weight of the news sank in. Ginny pressed her fingers to her eyes, attempting to slow her pulse. Her heart felt like it was trying to beat right out of her chest.


6816 3
10 Interlude I

Ginny flashes back to her "break up" with Harry after Dumbledore's funeral, and the events leading up to Chapter 1 of Witching Hour... 

“I’m sorry,” he said quietly.

"What, about the bucket?" she joked, half-heartedly. 

"No, not about the bucket."

4787 3

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