Temporary Note: I did not realise that you aren't allowed to review a chapter more than once. So instead of replacing old 'Grapevine' chapters, I've created a new story template for 'Ruin'. Hopefully, everyone will be able to acces the review function now. I apologise if you reviewed the previous chapter 2.


By Master Slytherin

Summary: AU. Post-DH. Tricked into falling through the veil, Harry finds himself in an alternate dimension where the First War continues to rage and the people he thought he lost are alive and well. Harry thought killing Voldemort would take a matter of days this time. He was wrong. No slash.

As a pre-emptive strike, Harry and Lily will become close in this story but there will be absolutely no Harry/Lily pairing. The actual pairing will become apparent in the second instalment; it will be a so-called 'rare' pairing that I don't want to give away just yet for plot-related reasons.

Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended. The disclaimer covers all chapters.

Thanks to: Apocalypso-33 (my muse), Taure (for making sure I wrote this), Le Rob (for the best advice I ever got), Anna (my favourite fangirl), IP82, Japanese-Jew, Levi.

Rating T
Genre: Action/Suspense
Era: Halloween 1981 onwards
Main Characters: Harry, Dumbledore, Lily, Andromeda, Nymphadora

Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;

And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;

And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil

Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

Gerard Manley Hopkins