5 And the World Tilted Off of its Axis Why in Merlin's name is Peter Pettigrew walking around on the Marauder's Map, when Sirius Black killed him twelve years ago? On the night of June 6, 1994, Remus's world turns upside down as he realizes what he's believed for the past dozen years has been an outright lie.
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8 A Painful Parting "We were friends for so long, Sev," Lily whispered, tears streaming from her beautiful emerald eyes. "Be the man I know you can be. I know you have a heart in you." Lily and Severus meet one last time before they leave Hogwarts in their seventh year.
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4 I Hope You're at Peace AU. As Nymphadora Tonks sits in a pew at Remus Lupin's funeral, she can't believe she's a widow. After all she did to convince him that he deserved to be loved, and he'd finally accepted it, they were ripped apart. But she vows to herself that she will do all she can to take care of their beautiful infant son Teddy, and make her husband proud.
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4 Poisonous Touch AU. Everything I touch, I destroy, Remus muses as he sits in a pew at Nymphadora Tonks's funeral. As he gazes at Teddy, who is being held in Andromeda's arms, he doesn't know if he can take care of him, because he'll only destroy him, too.
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1 The Pain of Living On her first full day back at Hogwarts, what did Cho think of her first class with Professor Umbridge? How did it feel to get back into the swing of things, to experience Hogwarts again, and all the painful memories it brought? Out of everything that was going on, she dearly wishes she didn't have to deal with this Defense teacher.
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3 Not a Promising Start What was Cho's trip back to Hogwarts at the start of her sixth year like? How did her friends treat her after her devastating summer? And what is her opinion of Professor Umbridge and the speech she makes at the Welcoming Feast? All in all, it's not looking like a promising start.
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8 Release "I'm here, Harry. It's okay to cry." Ginny holds Harry after the final battle, and they both let out all their pent-up emotions from the past year. After such a long, horrifying, strenuous journey, they're finally together again.
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10 We'll Always be Together What if George had been beside Fred during the fighting in the final battle? And what if, after the wall collapsed, Fred stayed alive for about a minute to have a last conversation with his twin? "I love you, Georgie," Fred whispered as he felt the last of his energy ebbing away. "We'll always be together."
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11 Betrayal Severus Snape surmised that his life was full of nothing but betrayal. All this time, he thought he'd been keeping Potter alive for Lily, but all along, the boy was being set up to die.
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8 A Godfather's Love As Sirius sits in Hagrid's pumpkin patch the night of the third task of the Triwizard Tournament, the feeling in the pit of his stomach tells him that something is going to go horribly wrong. Later, when he finds out the truth, his only wish is to take Harry away from all this, to a place where no one or nothing will ever hurt him again.
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19 I Refuse to Be a Freak What if the Dursleys had conditioned Harry in such a way that his reaction to Hagrid's arrival to the hut on the rock was completely unexpected? "I know, popkin," Aunt Petunia crooned as she took the hysterical boy into her arms. "We'll get it out of you. I promise."
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6 They Forgot They thought that he would always be their hero. They thought that he would rise up and save them all. But they forgot that this was real life, and real life is no fairytale. And in real life, good doesn't always triumph over evil.
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6 Safe and Sound "I just don't want to let them go, Albus," Minerva whispered. "They're only children, and times are so dangerous. I wish we could keep them under Hogwarts' protection forever." McGonagall and Dumbledore have a chat over the class of 1978.
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23 My Little Brother Hours after Fred's funeral ceremony and burial, Harry is tossing and turning in bed, lost in guilt-stricken thoughts. He heads down to the Burrow's kitchen, only to be comforted by the last person he would ever expect to even look at him again. George Weasley.
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9 Letting Go She crouches down by his grave, running her eyes over his name again and again. "I wanted to come here today because ... because I have to tell you something," she says softly. "I'm getting married, Cedric. At first, I worried that it would be an insult to your memory to be happy again, but then I remembered how you always wanted the best for me. So Cedric, I'm doing this for you."
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11 To Break Ginny didn't think there could be anything worse than having the Cruciatus Curse placed on her in detention. Unfortunately, she was wrong. The Carrows knew how to hit, and where it would hurt her the most.
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7 Levicorpus Or: When His World Turned Upside Down The day James Potter grows up starts like any other. It is a beautiful spring day in April of his sixth year. From this day on, things will never be the same again.
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5 Live The most important thing we can do in this world is live. Not simply survive, but live. Life is a precious gift, and we mustn't waste it.
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12 The Hardest Road Andromeda sees her sister Narcissa for the first time in twenty-seven long years. Can she learn to forgive her for the mistakes she made, or will their relationship always be poisoned by bitterness and anger?
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11 A Promise Under Starlight A tender moment of friendship between the trio at the end of Goblet of Fire. After everything that's happened, Ron and Hermione know exactly what Harry needs to help him let go of his grief and guilt.
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