| ||Rating: 15+||Story Reviews: 919|
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Lupin, Snape, James, Lily, Sirius, Voldemort, Neville
Genre(s): Drama, General, Angst
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Harry/Hermione
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|
|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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|2||Of Keys and Scars
Harry wakes up in another place after his meeting with Riddle and gets a very unexpected birthday surprise.
|3||Surprises and Jokes
Harry discovers that he has acquired a girlfriend.
Harry gets to know his surroundings a little better.
After a disastrous game with Alice, Harry goes to bed to find himself utterly lost.
|6||A Farewell with a Vow
Harry bids a painful goodbye to his parents.
Harry's first day at Hogwarts.
|8||Developments and Ironies
Harry learns some rather startling information from Lupin.
|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.
|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.
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.
|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.
|13||New Weasley Woes
Harry continues to feel terrorized by the Weasleys.
|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.
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.
|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.
|17||Breaks, Breaks, and More Breaks
Harry begins to suffer in his new world and desperately searches for any good news.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|21||Hurtful, Healing Holidays
Harry goes home for the Christmas holidays and Sirius goes to trial.
|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?
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.
|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.
|25||It Has Made All the Difference
An unexpected result.
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