Epic McLong Author's Note:

Here we are again friends, but this time a bit of something new! Well, something new for me anyway.

This is my first trip into the world of the Tom Riddle Jr/Voldemort x Hermione pairing. I have to say that I never gave the couple a second thought until I read several of the stories by provocative envy. If you are a Tomione/Volmione fan and you somehow haven't read her works, I highly suggest you give them a go. She also has some of my favorite Dramione stories that, if you're into the Draco x Hermione pairing, should have a look at as well.

All that being said, this is an extremely dark work of fiction. I will have more detail in the warnings section below, but if you don't like AU, dark settings, or dark Hermione, then you need to not read this. Seriously, not joking. Don't like that kinda thing, don't read it. Now, for the huge list of warnings.

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WARNINGS: Dark fic, very, very dark fic. This is NOT a redemption fic in any sense of the idea. If you're reading for a redeemed Tom Riddle/Voldemort or Golden Gryffindor Girl Hermione, you're in the absolute wrong place.

Dark Hermione and Tom Riddle Jr/Lord Voldemort pairing (yes that means snake face Voldemort as well), excessive violence, sexual themes, manipulative and controversial themes, wonky time shit, quasi-crazy Hermione, references to non-con, attempted non-con, and at least one instance of dub-con. The scenes of this nature included in the fic are pretty important to the story so if it bothers you in the least, I suggest again that you not read this.

AU, Voldemort wins scenario, the entire thing pulls from mostly canon events up through DH but there are notable exceptions to make the story go round, you'll be able to tell them from canon because… well, they won't be canon. There is also an extensive use of time turners with blatant disregard for the preservation of timelines. In addition to all of that, there is an assortment of character deaths, some minor, some major including HP canon characters and OC's.

Going forward, warnings are no longer posted at the beginning of chapters.

Consider yourself warned.

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While I hope those of you wanting to read will enjoy what I've got laid out here, I really must just say again, if any of the above squicks you out to any degree, it's best if you don't. I don't typically pull punches when I write about bad people so I'm really not just yanking your chain.

If you still read and choose to review with how much you dislike or are uncomfortable with the things warned about… sorry?

All that said (if I've got anyone actually still reading) I hope you enjoy my take on a dark romance between these two.

Standard disclaimers apply - i.e. Harry Potter is not mine, just this story.

And lastly, this story is being beta'd by Rose Davis and my friend evocatrice who has also been finding my unintentional time paradoxes within my timeline and outline (which is done btw). :)

Many thanks and happy reading.

-Slik