A/N: Hello, all you wonderful people! I am back from the Andamans and I really wish I wasn't. :P It's beautiful there! I'll tell you more about my little trip at the bottom. So this chapter has a mix of everything really. It took me a while to perfect it. Cheers to my Beta, Amelie, who I truly couldn't do without. A massively ginormous thank you to everyone who took the time to read and review or favourite my story. It means everything and more.
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Chapter 49: Easter Break and Visions.
Ginny sighed as she, Fred, George and Ron returned to the Burrow. Molly and Arthur had insisted that they spend some time at home because as much as they loved the Potters, the Weasleys needed their own time too, or so Molly said, much to Ginny's dismay, as she had been looking forward to spending more time with Harry. However, she couldn't hide the immense joy she felt when she entered her room with a sense of nostalgia as she realised that she actually had missed The Burrow.
She grinned as she dropped off her bags and ran downstairs to help her mother in the kitchen. It had been a tradition for as long as she could remember. Whenever the whole family had lunches or dinners together, Ginny would go and help in the kitchen. When she was younger, she was only allowed to watch of course but as she got older, Molly would let her do certain things like stir the pot instead of doing it by magic or peel carrots. There was something soothing about it and she grinned when her mother beckoned her inside.
"Hey, Mum." Ginny smiled, "What should I do?"
Molly shook her head, "There's nothing for you to do, sweetheart, but we haven't talked in a very long time. I know you've been having Inferno lessons with Lily. Would you like to tell me about them?"
Ginny nodded, "Sure. Oh Mum, they're so interesting. I mean Hogwarts itself has so much to teach me, but with Lily it goes above and beyond anything I've ever imagined. I can dissect everything people feel into separate emotions and find out the core reason behind all of them. I feel so powerful, Ma, and it's just so invigorating."
"Well, it certainly sounds like it. What do you do in your lessons?"
"Lily made me start with the basics. We started off with Empathy, where I can feel and control people's emotions. It was rather difficult, and first Lily made me read quite a bit so I could understand exactly what I was trying to do. Infernos and Empaths have heightened senses, so I can feel and be aware of more things than your average witch. I had to learn how to separate the other people's emotions from my own and harness or awaken the empathic powers that I had. I can also do healing magic, but we haven't really gotten around to that. I'm also clairvoyant, but getting visions is very rare, and understanding them apparently is a very big chore. I can also mind-read but it's quite hard to do. I've learned how to mind-block which is what Occlumency is basically. I've learned a lot about myself, Mum, and I've also learned that I can be of so much help when war breaks out."
Molly eyed her daughter, he youngest child who seemed to have grown up a lot quicker since her first year at Hogwarts and found herself voicing her worries, "Ginny, sweetheart, if it does, and Dumbledore has a rough idea when it might, you'll be too young-"
"Mum, they're targeting Harry and everyone else I care about. I can't-I can't sit idle when— especially when I know there's something I can do about it. Especially when it's Harry. I love him, Mum."
Molly smiled, "Yes, I know. You did tell me in your letter that you told each other. I'm happy for you Ginny. I just wish you'd all stop growing up so fast."
Ginny bit back a smile and ran forward to hug her mother, "We're all still your babies, Mummy. I love you."
Molly sniffed as she put down her wand and the spoon that she was stirring continued on its own. She wrapped her arms around her youngest daughter and kissed her forehead, "I love you too, my little fireball."
I miss you terribly, but it's quite a lot of fun being at home. Mum's starting to worry-more than usual I mean-because we've all started preparing to fight. My empathy link helped me understand just what her worries are and, Harry, they frightened me too. She's scared almost all the time. For you, for me, for my brothers, for your family, and most of all, she's so worried that something's going to happen to her and Dad and no one will take care of us. It's really a silly worry because I'm sure nothing's going to happen to them, and even if it does, we're not just going to be left to rot. But what worries me most of all is the fact that she isn't telling these worries to anyone. I had to probe so much into her mind to find out the problem, and they're going to bottle up so much, I'm afraid she's going to make herself sick.
I spoke to Ron, Fred and George about it and we decided to spend a whole day with her doing things that we used to do when we were little. With a few additions, of course. We made her breakfast in bed today (without blowing up the kitchen or Ron eating the food before we gave it to her) and now we're going to let her tell us some stories, just so she doesn't feel like we've gone too far away from her. I hope Percy realises what a gargantuan arse he's being before it's too late. I know I'm going to Bat-Bogey him anyway.
I've been practising my powers too. It's a lot of fun to read Fred and George's minds-they're so synced. But Fred has a certain Gryffindor Quidditch Captain on his mind quite a lot. I'm going to have so much fun with that.
I just realised I've been writing about me the whole time. I'm so sorry, but I miss talking to you so much! How have you been? How're Lily and James? And Arya, Iris, Sirius, Remus, Tonks, Aurora and Dorea? I feel like I'm missing out on so much by being away, but I'm sure you'll fill me in.
I have to go now; Mum's calling me for dinner. I'll see you soon.
Harry shook his head and smiled as he folded the letter and put it in his pocket. He whistled softly as he headed down for dinner. That night, they were going to have 'movie night', which was something that Lily, Tonks and Aurora had suggested. They were going to watch movies and eat popcorn and just spend time together as a family.
Harry had invited Hermione too, knowing that she'd rather spend time with the Potters than be at her own house, but Hermione had declined saying that she needed to spend some time with her parents because she hadn't in a while.
He grinned as Lily ruffled his hair, "What are you whistling about, my dear?"
"Ginny sent me a letter."
James nodded, "She's got you wrapped around her finger, that one."
"Well, Mum has you wrapped around her finger now." Harry stuck his tongue out at his father.
"And I love every minute." James smiled as he leaned down and kissed his wife.
Harry wrinkled his nose as his parents made goo-goo eyes at each other, "And just when I thought I couldn't get scarred for life anymore."
Sirius shook his head as he walked in, "Right in front of the baby deer. Shame on you!"
"Baby deer?" Harry asked.
Remus entered the room with his arm wrapped around Tonks, "Oh yeah, that's what Sirius called you when you were in Lily's tummy."
James rolled his eyes, "He was convinced we should call you Bambi."
Harry gaped at his father, "And you still let him be godfather?"
Remus and James guffawed as Sirius pointed a finger at Harry, "Don't cheek me, Bambi. I thought it would have a nice ring to it. Bambi James Potter. What's wrong with it?"
Harry shook his head, "You're mad, Uncle Sirius."
"Oh yes, but I've been told it's an endearing quality."
"By who?" Tonks snorted.
"People. Where's Aurora?"
Lily grinned, "She'll be arriving shortly. She's having dinner with her parents and brother and then she's coming here."
Sirius nodded, "Well, then, let's eat."
After dinner, when Aurora arrived, they all decided to humour Sirius and watch Bambi. No doubt Arya and Iris were the most entertained, but the others got some entertainment out of it too, especially when Aurora and Sirius exchanged heated glances whenever the subject of 'twitterpating' came up.
The rest of the holiday went by far too quickly for everyone. When they returned back to Hogwarts, Harry found that the teachers had become even more serious and had started to increase their workload even more. With OWLs only a couple of months away, most of the people in fifth year were starting to get tensed, and Harry found himself getting slightly worked up too. Everyone in his year had horrible dark circles. Hannah Abbott had to be given a Calming Draught after she had a nervous breakdown (and then Harry had to endure Hermione yelling at Ron for an hour after he laughed), and Pansy Parkinson was yelled at for almost fifteen minutes by Professor McGonagall when she couldn't transfigure her toad into a soap dish. So, needless to say, Harry felt bogged down by the end of the first week.
They had another DA meeting too, where Harry taught them some more jinxes and got them to practice duelling. He also decided to start them up on some physical training, so he split up the girls and the boys and asked Allisa, Hermione and Ginny to handle the girls and with Ron's help, he managed the boys. It was a lot of fun and for some people (especially the fifth and seventh years); it was a good way to relieve stress. However, half way through the meeting, Dobby had entered and said something that made Harry freeze on the spot ("she's coming!") and Harry ordered everyone to run. Most people got away, but it seemed that Umbridge had bought her Slytherin followers along and Harry found himself being hauled off to Dumbledore's office, where he was surprised to find Cho's friend Marietta Edgecombe. Her forehead was concealed by her red bangs and she appeared to be crying. Fudge, Percy, Kingsley and an Auror Harry recognised as Dawlish were also present, and Dumbledore was standing behind his desk. He smiled at Harry, who looked at Kingsley, and when no one was looking, Kingsley winked at him. Puzzlement had turned into anger as Harry found Dumbledore was taking the blame for him. Fudge had thought that Dumbledore was plotting against him and the title 'Dumbledore's Army' suggested he was right. He had been dictating everything to Percy, who had been writing everything down, eagerness alight in his eyes. However, when Fudge decided to put Dumbledore in Azkaban, Harry found to his relief that Dumbledore was able to escape and Fudge was left looking utterly dismal. Marietta Edgecombe looked at Harry, who saw, to his delight, that the words 'SNEAK' had been imprinted on her forehead. He grinned at Hermione's handiwork. He bet the Marauders and Fred and George would be proud.
This elation had gone down considerably when he realised that Dumbledore was no longer at Hogwarts and the next morning, when Umbridge was appointed Headmistress, the whole of Gryffindor house was glaring daggers at the Ravenclaw table.
Umbridge was abusing her power to the utmost. She had the members of the DA put in detention (doing normal lines as she really was scared of Lily Potter and her capabilities), put new Ministry decrees for the stupidest things and started up the Inquisitorial Squad who Ron referred to as "Umbitch's Bitches".
In an attempt to cheer people up and piss Umbridge off more, Fred and George let out their new invention: fireworks that duplicated every time someone tried to get rid of them. So, you'd see Umbridge running about as fast as her stubby legs could carry her trying to get rid of them, and when she confronted the other teachers about not helping her, they informed her politely that they weren't sure if they were ALLOWED to do anything to get rid of them. Umbridge's face had been a picture. Harry almost wished he'd pulled a Colin and taken one.
Occlumency continued and Harry found that his barrier had weakened a tad. Snape told him to increase the amount of time he spent organising his thoughts as stress could make the barrier weaken. That only added to the stress, in Harry's opinion. Nevertheless, Harry was glad the lessons were back on. Snape was a lot calmer with him and it seemed to Harry that the apology really had paid off.
The thing that really worried Harry was Ginny. She'd been acting weird since around about half way through the week and she said it was something to do with her powers as an Inferno, that this was a sign that something bad was going to happen. She'd told Lily via Harry's mirror as Umbridge was still keeping tabs on the post and although Lily tried to hide it, Harry could see that his mum was just as worried as he was if not more. She promised she'd research on it and told Ginny to keep her eyes open and her mind alert.
Ginny sighed as she walked back from Transfiguration. Her head was throbbing and she gasped as her vision suddenly faded and a voice filled her mind, "The truth must be revealed. The boy must know." And then she got a flash of something that looked like a black door with a brass handle, and all of a sudden it faded away and the dizziness stopped. Everything was normal again. She paused wondering what had happened and she suddenly realised that she had just had a vision, but it made absolutely no sense.
Meanwhile, Harry, sitting in the Common Room, had also heard a voice, but it was muffled and Harry couldn't clearly make out what it was saying. He only caught certain words like 'destiny' and 'truth.' He was semi-satisfied in knowing that the Occlumency and some of the mind-blocking his mum had taught him to do with his Guardians was working, but he couldn't help but wonder what the voice was trying to say. All those thoughts faded from his mind when he saw Ginny enter looking like she'd just seen a Chimaera.
"Ginny, what happened?" Hermione asked, worriedly watching her friend stumble slightly as she headed for the armchair, "Ginny?"
Ginny sat down and shook her head.
"Give her a minute, 'Mione," Harry ordered as he stroked Ginny's back soothingly.
After a few minutes, which were agonising for Ron, Hermione, Neville, Allisa and Harry, Ginny took a deep breath and said, "I had some sort of vision."
"Like the ones my mum said you might have?" Harry asked.
"Yes, but it was so fragmented. Only two sentences were spoken and I have no idea what they mean. I want to figure it out, but the more I try, the more it hurts."
Ron shook his head, "I don't think you should force yourself to figure it out, Gin, it'll come to you just give it time."
Hermione eyed her, concerned, "How about we go and get some dinner? You look like you could use some food."
Ginny nodded, but she wasn't at all convinced. She wondered what the voice was talking about. What truth? Harry already knew about the prophecy. But maybe Voldemort didn't know Harry knew? She sighed and willed the thoughts to leave her head as they reached the Great Hall. She sighed softly when Harry kissed her forehead and told her to relax, completely grateful that she had people to take care of her because she had a feeling that she was going to be rather scatterbrained until she sorted this out.
Harry jumped when Ron stormed into the boy's dormitory one night, followed by Hermione and Ginny.
"Pyjama party?" Harry asked, his lips twitching.
Hermione shook her head with a small smile as Ron exploded, "You won't believe what the twins have planned."
Harry quirked an eyebrow, "What?"
"They're leaving and they've planned this evil plot to prank Umbitch before they go," Ginny sighed.
"Leaving? Can they do that?" Harry asked, completely taken aback.
Hermione shook her head, "Not without Molly getting very angry; they can't."
"Very angry? Very angry? That's an understatement. She'll be royally pissed off and she's going to yell at me and Ginny because we didn't do anything to stop them," Ron said shaking his head.
"I don't really think they'd listen if we tried." Ginny shrugged.
"They're going to open their shop, aren't they?" Harry asked, "Well, I'm definitely supporting them. We could use a laugh right now and Umbitch needs to be taught a lesson. And besides, as their sponsor, I don't think I'm allowed to say anything about their plans."
Ron brightened, "Wait a minute, yeah, you funded them. Brilliant, I'll just tell Mum it's your fault."
Hermione wrinkled her nose, "You really are a Gryffindor."
Harry chuckled and his face took on a worried expression as he saw Ginny's. She had a very far off look on her face. "Gin?"
Ginny jumped, "Sorry. That feeling still hasn't gone away."
"Have you talked to Lily about it?" Ron asked.
"Yeah. She told me talk to Dumbledore if it gets any worse, and I'm hoping it won't."
Hermione sighed. "How about we play some Exploding Snap? Take your mind off it."
Ginny grinned, "Count me in."
Fred and George's escape became the talk of Hogwarts. They had made a portable swamp and placed it in the corridor with the statue of Gregory the Smarmy. Umbridge's reaction was absolutely hilarious. She went beet red with anger and started to yell that they would be expelled, but before she could, they informed her that education was no longer their thing and with that, they summoned their brooms, told Peeves to "give her hell" and flew off. To Harry's surprise, Peeves had bowed to them on their way out, ensuring he would.
Even the teachers were impressed and no one would help Umbridge get rid of it. Hermione told Harry that she was sure Flitwick wouldn't even take a minute so, when he was asked, Flitwick got rid of most of the swamp with an impish smile, leaving a little because it was "such a brilliant work of magic."
James and Lily slowed down on the lessons for Harry as his exams were approaching too soon for his taste. He had managed to ask his Guardians to do various things for him and he was able to channel his emotions in a way that made him more powerful, but it was very exhausting, and his mum informed him that he was definitely going to need more practice.
The last Quidditch match, between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor, was something everyone had been dreading, but it turned out that Harry and Hermione weren't able to see much of it because Hagrid had come to ask for a favour. When they followed him into the Forbidden Forest, he revealed a secret. It turned out that he'd got a half-brother called Grawp. Hagrid had taken on the task to teach him English which was something he was asking Harry and Hermione to do just in case he had to go away. Just when Harry had thought things couldn't get any weirder, the centaurs had shown up and they were very anti-Hagrid for having saved Firenze. So, afterwards, because of the beseeching look on Hagrid's face, Hermione and Harry were forced to say yes.
On returning to the Gryffindor Common Room, Harry found that Gryffindor had actually won the match because of Ron's amazing Keeping skills. When Hermione and Harry told him that they hadn't actually seen the match (after he'd basked in the glory enough), he was horrified, and when they told him that it was because Hagrid was hiding his half-giant brother in the Forbidden Forest, he just looked aghast.
But all this seemed to leave Harry's head as the OWLs approached. He'd received owls from his family, Sirius and Remus wishing him good luck. Everyone was stressed out, most people had horribly short tempers and as a result, most of the noisy second, third and fourth years had taken to avoiding the common room at all costs (after being yelled at by Hermione, Seamus, Ron and Parvati multiple times). The exams were going pretty well for Harry. Charms had gone very well (and he'd gotten extra credit for the Protean Charm), Transfiguration and Defence Against the Dark Arts were practically a picnic (when he told his mum that, she told him he sounded so much like his father), and even Potions had gone quite well. It was during his Astronomy exam that things became chaotic.
The room was virtually silent when loud voices interrupted the people taking the exam. Alert and completely worried, Harry looked out to find Umbridge and a few Ministry officials arriving outside Hagrid's cabin to arrest him. Hagrid put up quite a fight and then McGonagall came, and she sounded so angry that Harry winced at the tone of her voice. He swore when she took four Stunners to her chest as she tried to help Hagrid and had to be sent to St Mungo's. Hagrid had, thankfully, escaped.
It was the evening the fifth years had finished their exams and Ginny sighed as she sank on her bed, completely exhausted. The way the visions were coming at the most inopportune times was really draining her. It was quite early, the sun still in the sky, but she found herself dozing off to into what she hoped would be a dreamless sleep. Unluckily for her, that didn't quite happen. Her dreams were a mixture of all the visions she'd been getting so far and unable to take it anymore, she woke up and rushed down to the Common Room, where she found Harry, Neville, Hermione, Allisa and Ron.
"I need to talk to Dumbledore," Ginny said firmly.
"What happened?" Harry asked, standing up, rather alarmed.
"Visions. I think he can help me."
Hermione nodded, "Umbitch's office is the only one with Floo. I'll call Luna and we'll try to create a diversion. Harry, you go with Ginny and find out what's going on."
Harry nodded, "On it!"
And with that, they split up. Harry rushed up and took the Marauder's Map and the Invisibility Cloak before grabbing Ginny's hand and making their way to Umbridge's office.
True to their word, Ron, Hermione, Allisa and Neville had summoned Luna with one of their DA coins and then proceeded to wreak havoc in a way that would have made Fred, George and the Marauders rather proud. Whilst Ron let off the Limited Edition Strong Smell Dungbombs (a Christmas gift from Fred and George), Hermione and Neville let out a couple of Fanged Frisbees that Hermione had confiscated, and Luna and Allisa let off some fireworks. They grinned as they heard Umbridge's scream of rage.
However those grins soon faded as they found themselves face to face with Inquisitorial Squad.
"Oh, shit," Ron muttered.
Harry and Ginny had managed to open Umbridge's door and then Ginny had rushed to the fire, throwing in powder and calling out Number Twelve Grimmauld Place. Winky's and Dobby's heads came into view and she sighed in relief.
"Dobby, go and tell Dumbledore that Ginny Weasley needs to talk to him, please," Ginny requested and she watched as the elf nodded his head and disappeared along with Winky.
A few seconds later, Dumbledore's head appeared in the fire, "Ginny? What's going on?"
"Sir, the visions I've been having are getting worse. When I asked Lily for help to sort them out, she told me to ask you because even she doesn't have all of the information. Something's happening in the Department of Mysteries isn't it?"
"H-how-Why do you need to know that?" Dumbledore asked, worried.
"I keep having visions about it, but they're hazy and full of voices, I don't get any information other than that. I need to know what's in there," Ginny ordered, and Harry was surprised at the power that radiated through her voice.
"I'm sorry Ginny, but I can't tell you. It isn't safe."
"Professor, I have to follow what-"
Ginny's protest stopped midway as the door banged open and Umbridge stood in the doorway, her beady eyes blazing.
"Just what do you think you're doing?" she asked, sweetly.
"What does it look like? We're using your Floo and we hadn't finished." Ginny glared at her.
"I'll be the judge of that, Ms Weasley. You had absolutely no right to break into my office."
"You had no right to block out Floos and check our letters, but we dealt with it, so I guess you'd better suck it up and get over it." Harry shrugged.
Umbridge smiled sweetly again, "Well, maybe you'll change your mind after you see this." Harry's eyes widened as Hermione, Allisa, Ron, Luna and Neville came into view, each of them squirming in the grips of the Inquisitorial Squad.
"Let them go," Ginny ordered, her eyes flashing dangerously.
"I think not. Potter, tell me who you were talking to."
"I think not," Harry replied, raising his eyebrows.
Her face adopted a disgruntled expression, "Zabini, kindly go and fetch Professor Snape for me." Zabini nodded and pushed Hermione into the arms of Millicent Bulstrode, who was already holding Neville, before hurrying out of the room. "I have ways to get you to start talking."
"Oh, I'm sure."
A few minutes passed where Harry was desperately trying to find a way to escape the situation and where Ginny found she could barely think as her head had started pounding again. Snape entered suddenly, followed by Zabini.
"You called, Headmistress?" Snape sneered slightly.
"Yes, I'd like for you to fetch me your strongest truth potion."
"I gave you a whole bottle, Dolores. Don't tell me you used it up already. Only a few drops were necessary."
"Yes, well, a lot of students needed to be questioned. Make some more."
"That'll take a month."
"A month? I can't wait for that, I need it now! I caught Potter and Weasley trying to use my Floo."
Snape raised his eyebrows, "Now, why doesn't that surprise me?"
Harry sighed, "There's something going on in the place where it's hidden. Find out what, please."
Umbridge opened her mouth and closed it again twice before asking shrilly, "What is he talking about, Snape?"
Snape shrugged, "I have no idea. If I can be of no more assistance to you, Headmistress, I think I shall go." He turned and left, his cloak billowing about him.
Umbridge let out a scream of irritation. "Fine, I shall have to use my own methods. Come here, Mr Potter; let's see how quiet you are when you're up against the Cruciatus."
"Have you lost your mind?" Ginny asked, "That's illegal."
"Well, I won't be caught, will I?" Umbridge smirked. She pushed Harry down on the chair, "This is your chance, Potter, tell me and you will not have to endure pain."
"Nah, I'm good."
Umbridge's eyes narrowed, "Cru-"
"NO! WAIT! Wait!" Hermione yelled, "I'll tell you, alright? I-I'm sorry, Harry, but she-she can't use that curse on you." The next part of Hermione's story made Harry think that she deserved an award. She told Umbridge that Ginny and he had been contacting Dumbledore to tell him that they had finished the weapon he had instructed them to make.
Umbridge looked furious and absolutely victorious. She asked Hermione and Harry to lead her to the weapon and Harry found himself being led by Hermione into the Forbidden Forest, going deeper and deeper. He realised that she was leading them to Grawp but when Grawp wasn't there, she looked at Harry with a loss for what to do.
Then, the centaurs charged in along with Grawp, and because of Umbridge's inability to keep her mouth shut, she was carried away by the centaurs for calling them "filthy half-breeds."
Hermione turned to Harry, "Now what?"
"Let's go and get the others, Hermione. I have a feeling I know what's going on and I think Ginny might know what to do next."
"I think we're a little ahead of you there," Allisa grinned at him.
"How did you escape?" Hermione asked them, awed.
"Ginny elbowed Parkinson, Bat-Bogeyed Zabini and a few others, and in all that chaos, the rest of us managed to escape, then we came down here," Ron explained.
Harry turned to Ginny, "What do we do now, Ginny?"
Ginny turned to Harry, "We have to go to the Department of Mysteries, Harry."
"Because that's how Voldemort is seen by the employees of the Ministry of Magic. He wants something that's there; he's been plotting to have his Death Eaters steal it. We need to stop him and we need to make sure that the Wizarding World sees he's back. I've seen what could happen if we don't and it's not good. The amount of pain it may cause made me faint. We have to go."
Harry nodded, "Fine, I'll go."
"You're not going alone, Harry," Hermione said firmly.
"C'mon, mate, it should be obvious to you now. You're never going into a situation where you might die alone. We'll always be there to protect you," Ron grinned.
"You need to get that in your head, Harry. You're never going to be alone." Alissa said firmly.
Harry shook his head in defeat, "Fine."
"And it's not just us who are going. We're going to alert the Order. Use your mirror, Harry, and send your dad a message. We'll work out how to get to London in the meantime," Hermione ordered.
"I think I know how we can do that," Luna said, and Harry grinned as he saw her pointing to the Thestrals.
Harry sighed when his father didn't respond to his message. He frowned slightly and then looked up as he heard Ginny call his name. "I'm going to use telepathy to let Lily know, Harry, forget the mirror. It'll be a lot quicker."
Harry nodded as they mounted the Thestrals (Ron was looking highly uncomfortable sitting on something he couldn't see) and watched as Ginny closed her eyes as she sent a message to Lily, Visions are leading us to the Department of Mysteries. Meet you there?
A/N: My, my. They are in trouble, aren't they?
Originally, I was going to make this a little different but I quite like the way it's turned out.
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Secondly, a review reply to an anon reviewer: adith: Haha, yes, it has been a while! It's nice to hear from you again though :P I'm sorry, I love fillers but yeah, you'll be getting to read some action very very soon. Fillers add suspense and they're sort of important to connect the story together you know, I can't just jump from Easter to the Department of Mysteries. Oh no, Snape hasn't anywhere near accepted the apology. He's just agreed to be civil. You too and I shall try! Thank you soo much for your review!
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1. Honestly by Gmariam: Seven months after leaving Hogwarts, James Potter is fighting for the Order of the Phoenix. When Lily Evans joins the resistance, his life is turned upside down. He'd proposed, after all, and she had said no. How could they work together now, after so much history together? Or could they find another chance amidst the war?
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2. Summer Magic by movinggirl: You mean to say that Potter's family is coincidentally staying across the street from our beach house for the summer, Mum and Mrs. Potter are now randomly best friends, and they expect me to hang out with that git for two months? You've got to be joking.
This one's interesting. I really liked it. It's got a few twists and turns that you don't expect.
3. Sleepless by writergirl8: Because sometimes, to fall asleep, all you need is your best friend. Your boyfriend. Your fiancee. Your wife. Your soul mate. A collection of 30 moments in a lifetime during which Ron and Hermione just couldn't fall asleep.
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