I'm saying all this now so I can get it over with and concentrate on the story.
Warning: This fic is rated R and is a Slash i.e. male/male coupling. Don't like! Then turn back now.
Disclaimer: Anything you recognise from the universe of Harry Potter, clearly belongs to J.K. Rowling. Any other attempts at originality, unfortunately, belongs to me.
Dedications: This fic is dedicated to the writing of Arabella and Zsenya, whose story 'After the End' (story id: 282139) I stumbled upon by chance, but soon became completely captivated by. I thank them for their intellect and insight into the future of J.K. Rowling's characters and for introducing me so magnificently to the world of Fan fiction. I graciously borrow the term of Lupin Lodge from their story and hope they will see this as the homage I mean it to be.
I also dedicate this to Marauder (260306) who told me just to publish and not to worry about my mistakes. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. Thanks.
there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I
can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they
—Louisa May Alcott