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Like Catching Smoke by dominique_fox

 
Rating: MatureStory Reviews: 29
 
Chapters: 12
Words: 39785
Characters: Albus, Hugo, James (II), Rose, Scorpius, OC
Genre(s): Horror/Dark, Mystery, Action/Adventure
Era: Next Generation
Pairings: James/OC, OC/OC
Status: Work In Progress
First Published: 2016.12.11
Last Published Chapter: 2017.10.08
Last Updated: 2017.10.08
Favorite Story Of: 17 users
 
Advisory: Contains profanity, Strong violence, Scenes of a sexual nature, Substance abuse, Sensitive topic/issue/theme

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Fiona has wanted to be an Auror since she was ten years old. Now she's working on the biggest case of the decade: a string of shocking murders that suggests the rise of a new, dark force in Wizarding London.

But it isn't easy to focus on saving the world when you've got to deal with a bitter ex, snarky coworkers, and two best friends who just won't stop throwing theme parties.

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews Read
1 One: London Again

“I can’t wait to see the look on his face when he sees you,” says Louis as he, Rose, Jasper, and I draw close to James. “It’s going to be hilarious.”

2172 3
2 Two: The New Blood

Sure, nobody ever seems to smile here, and the tension hits you like a wave as soon as you step off the elevator. But that’s fine by me: it feels like adventure here.

3344 3
3 Three: The Jellyfish Party

“I know you didn’t really ask to see my tattoo,” he says with a wicked grin. “Dom always uses that as an excuse when she’s trying to hook me up with someone.”

2580 2
4 Four: The Real World

“You are a dewey-eyed, sparkling baby bird and your naiveté is honestly very touching,” Ada tells me. “But you’re going to have to get a grip on the way the real world works if you want to survive in the Ministry."

2896 3
5 Five: Ogreman

“Can you at least stop calling him the nose man, you’re making it sound like he has a fetish or something,” I hiss.

2653 4
6 Six: The Second Scene

“Get your coats,” he tells us, without looking up. “It’s happened again.”

4157 4
7 Seven: Rattle and Shake

“You’d be surprised what a journalist would do for the inside scoop on a story,” he says. “That lot’ve got all the ruthlessness of killers.”

3397 0
8 Eight: The Betrayer

Ada looks out at me with baleful eyes, her skin gone horribly pale. “Fiona,” she whispers. “I have no idea what I did last night.”

3477 1
9 Nine: A Cup of Tea

“That’s rubbish!” I say hotly, slapping a hand down onto my desk. Charlie looks up at me in surprise, but I don’t care. “The Ministry’s never been picky about who it blames for disasters, has it?"

4174 2
10 Ten: The Garden Party

He rolls his eyes. “No, I didn’t invite him. I didn’t invite half the people here. But I can’t exactly help it if I’m terrifically popular and everyone in London is dying to attend my parties.”

4133 1
11 Eleven: The Weapon

My heart pounds, and my head aches worse than ever: Ragnar must want to see me in private about the Wizengamot’s request.

2892 2
12 Twelve: Moving On

Charlie straightens up, rubbing his neck. Like me, he goes perfectly still when he sees the horn. “Blimey,” he says, wide-eyed. “That is super illegal.”

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