I'm only going to say this once. I do not own the Harry Potter Universe. That honor belongs to JK Rowling.

This is a dark story and there is no promise of redemption of any kind. If you came into this expecting to read something that will make you feel all warm inside, this is not for you. Bad things are going to happen to the characters you care about. If you cannot honestly stomach that kind of depravity, I'd suggest this is the place where you stop reading.

If you're still with me, I'd like to welcome you to a tale that I'm proud of. It has been featured on HarryPotterfanfiction's Top 5. There are almost 800 reviews combined for a total of three sites. There's been many reviewers who have absolutely adored this story, but there have been people that have openly criticized me and ultimately have quit reading because they didn't like the direction of the story. With that said, it is a bumpy ride and if you want to understand everything that's going to happen, you must pay attention.

My Beta (GinnyGuerra) and I have put a lot of work into this story in order to make it as close to perfection as possible. We have labored long hours in making sure that all spelling and grammar are correct, all sentence/paragraph structures sound readable, all canon is accurate, all characters sound, say, do, and act to how JK Rowling envisioned them, even as many British terms as I possibly could, and just about anything else you can think of.

That doesn't mean this story is flawless. If you notice typos, bring it up. If you find mistakes, show me where. If I use an Americanism that you think I should change, don't hesitate to tell me. If a character acts odd, let me know. ALL opinions are welcome. If you think I should change something, provide me with enough evidence from the books and a logical explanation and I will take your idea VERY seriously.

"Destiny Redefined" is not necessarily a sequel to "In the Words of Ginevra Molly Potter," but it will keep many of the same pairings and plotlines that I have developed previously. In order to fully understand how some of the minor events came to be, you would have to read my previous novel, although I'm fully confident that you'll be able to figure out what's going even if you haven't read it.

I subscribe to the Sensible Universe. This means that I adhere 100 percent to book-canon information, but does not mean I will put as much dedication into post-Deathly Hallows revelations. If I feel a piece of information revealed by JK Rowling works better in a different way, I will not feel guilty changing this.

If you are a first time reader, I hope you enjoy the story. If you are a second time reader, I welcome you back and enjoy the changess.

Without further introduction, I present to you "Destiny Redefined."

Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.

Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.

Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.

-Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy