Here we are with the sequel to Art of Potions. Now, you don't need to read that to understand this, but there are some established relationships that you may find confusing otherwise. Like AoP, this is canon up until OotP, but disregards HBP and DH. Art of Potions was set in an AU sixth year.

This story contains SLASH. I repeat, it contains SLASH. Don't like, please stop reading here. If you fail to listen to this warning, you have only yourself to blame.

This story has been written out of order. What does this mean? I had originally planned for another fic to come between Art of Potions and Only Fools Rush In, but I'm writing Only Fools Rush In first. Why? Because I think this will be more exciting for the reader, à la George Lucas. It's also more exciting for me, as the writer. So what does this mean in terms of content? There will be things mentioned that have their role in the chronologically-second fic. Even those that have read Art of Potions will not know about these things. Will you still be able to understand the story? Yes. I've tried to keep them as subtle as possible, but you have to keep in mind that you are coming to the story late. The characters themselves know that these things happened and it will influence them. I just didn't want to show Anakin becoming Darth Vader and ruining Luke's big revelation, you know what I'm saying?

So, if you have any questions, feel free to PM me or drop me a note on my livejournal (I'm truebluefool516). There will be things that I can't tell you, because I still plan on writing the other fic. But if you ever get confused or just plain don't understand what's happening, I will happily explain with as few spoilers as possible. This is new for me, too, so let's take this journey together, shall we?

Also, a warning: I'm writing this for Camp NaNoWriMo, so this will be woefully unedited. Feel free to point out any typos, because they will be there.

You can find the disclaimer and rating information at the beginning of the next chapter.

On to the story!