THE NEW VERSION IS UP!! IT'S CALLED "I ONCE WAS LOST" AND IS THE RE-WRITE OF NO LONGER ALONE!!
Now, I know Author's Notes aren't permitted, so this is attached to a very small preview of the new version.
THIS IS NOT A NEW CHAPTER!! THIS IS A NOTICE THAT THIS STORY IS BEING RE-WORKED IN A MAJOR FASHION!!
So, as promised, here is what I have of the new prologue. This is very rough and will likely be changed at some point.
"It's been a long time since I looked on this sight." The dark-haired man said to his companions as he looked on a magnificent castle surrounded by an ominous forest through sparkling green eyes.
"I know what you mean. There were times I was sure that we would never survive to make it back here, but here we are." The blond man to his left commented, surveying the sight.
"I always had faith that you would return to this place, even in the darkest times." The tall, black-haired man placed a hand on the first speaker's shoulder. "I knew you would never let us down, no matter what it took." The three men exchanged small smiles with their three female counterparts. It had been a difficult journey, but they were finally home.
The man who had spoken first turned to the women at his right. "Well, my dear. We are home." She smiled and took his arm. "Yes. Finally." She sighed, and added, "Are we going to stand here all day looking at it, or are we going to go down? After all, Hogwarts is waiting for us."
The small troupe of travelers chuckled at her impatience, and the six of them turned away from the ridge overlooking Hogwarts castle toward a number of gleaming white horses and two small pack-horses. One man- the leader of their group- hesitated as he turned away. The woman at his side caught his arm and held him back as the rest walked forward.
"Are you sure you're ready for this, dearheart?" She asked.
"No, I'm not sure at all. We didn't leave under the best of circumstances, if you'll recall." He answered. "But I do believe that this is something I have to do." His green eyes sparkled with determination. As he strode away from her, his back straightened and his shoulders lifted. After so long away, Harry Potter was finally returning to Hogwarts.
So there it is. I will leave the first version up for now, but it will be re-worked into an almost-entirely-different story. I don't know how long it will be until I'll start uploading the new version, but don't hold your breath for too long...