This is an alternate version of Book Seven. Harry reluctantly returns to Hogwarts to train with a new DADA teacher, one appointed in specifically for Harry in Dumbledore's will. As the rest of the Wizard World reacts to Dumbledore's defeat, Harry develops the skills he needs to fulfill the Prophecy--including mastery of the Kedavra curse.
Mysteries are explored along the way, particularly the "missing 24 hours" from 1981--the span of time between Hagrid taking Baby Harry from the ruins of Godric's Hollow on Halloween Night, and his arrival to hand off Baby Harry on Privet Drive the following night. The Veil Room in the Department of Mysteries is also revisited. A traitor is uncovered, and Dumbledore's wisdom comes into question. And even when all goes as planned, things are not all they seem.
Characters: Alastor Moody, Albus Dumbledore, Alice Longbottom, Argus Filch, Arthur Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange (nee Black), Bill Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Cornelius Fudge, Dolores Umbridge, Draco Malfoy, Fleur Delacour, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Helga Hufflepuff, Hermione Granger, James Potter, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lily Potter (nee Evans), Lord Voldemort/Tom Riddle, Lucius Malfoy, Luna Lovegood, Minerva McGonagall, Moaning Myrtle, Molly Weasley (nee Prewett), Mystery Canon Character, Narcissa Malfoy (nee Black), Neville Longbottom, Nymphadora Tonks, Original Character, Other Canon Character, Pansy Parkinson, Percy Weasley, Peter Pettigrew, Petunia Dursley (nee Evans), Remus Lupin, Ron Weasley, Rowena Ravenclaw, Rubeus Hagrid, Severus Snape, Sirius Black, Viktor Krum
Genres: Alternate Universe, Crossover, General, Humor, Romance, Tragedy
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Complete?: Yes - Published: 11/22/2008 - Last Updated: 01/14/2010