AN: This fic ignores the end of HBP as well as all of DH.

Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter

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July 31, Sometime after midnight:

He screamed as another wave of pain wracked his body.

'It can't last much longer.' He thought. 'Soon it will all be over and I will be stronger.' His hopes were lifting with every thought. 'After this is through I won't have to live with the-'

The last thought was cut short as the worst wave of pain shot through his body.

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AN: I have written the first seven chapters of this fic but I won't post the next one until I get a review.