Disclaimer: All of this is based upon the lovely J.K. Rowling's work.
Warnings: General Spoilers
They say that things always come full circle. It may take a while, decades maybe even centuries, but things always come full circle.
In this case, it only took fifty years, exactly fifty years. Not a day longer, not an hour shorter. Fifty years exactly.
Fifty years between the time Thomas (Tom) Marvolo Riddle was born and the birth of Harold (Harry) James Potter.
Fifty years between the times they received their first Hogwarts letters.
Fifty years between the times they refused the House they were meant for and went instead where they thought best.
Fifty years between the times they realized that their ability to speak with serpents was not a common one and, in fact, separated them from others.
Fifty years between the times they first experienced death. Both losing a friend and feeling as though they alone were to blame.
Fifty years between the times that they both lost the only parent they had ever known.
Fifty years between the times that they found the loves of their lives.
Fifty years between the times that they both became Dark Lords.
Fifty years. Exactly fifty years, not an hour longer, not a day shorter. Fifty years for everything to come full circle.
Fifty years for Voldemort to reign.
Fifty years for innocents to struggle and suffer.
Fifty years for a beacon of hope to arise.
Fifty years for him to find the power and courage to do what was not easy but what was right.
Fifty years for the evil of Voldemort to be eradicated by another Dark Lord… by a dark, benevolent lord, who ushered in a lasting peace and a limitless prosperity.
Fifty years for the wizarding world to see their mistakes.
Fifty years before they realized that they needed to change, to grow, to become better.
Fifty years for them to work up the courage to do what was right but not easy.
Fifty years for them to see that Dark did not mean evil and that the Light could be tainted.
Fifty years exactly… to the day, hour, minute, and possibly even second. Fifty years for evil to be destroyed.
But in the end, everything came full circle, everything worked out. Though, it took Fate fifty years to do it.