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Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter.

You can support me on if you wish at https:// www . . com / Brigade?ty=h

(No obligation, of course. But I'm trying to pay my way through college and I'd love you forever. Why can't the US learn from all the cool countries and make education free?)

I have a Twitter for my stories (at)BrigadeEitD. There, you can read about my frustrations with a certain chapter, you can read as I ramble on, and I'll post a few teasers and such to make the former worth it.

Hello! My name is Alex, but I write under the name Brigade. I'm 22 years old, I am a male, and I started off as a reader on this site for several years before trying my hand at writing.

My first story, Enveloped in the Darkness, is finally finished. It was a really awesome experience writing it and hopefully a few of you have enjoyed it. If you're someone who's decided to check my profile before reading it...well, I can't blame you. There's only so much you can learn from a story summary, after all.

The basic plot of the story without spoiling anything for you is simply this: Harry was taken to an orphanage instead of his aunt and uncle's when he was a Dark Lord-killing toddler. The orphanage was not good to him at all and he goes into Hogwarts with a...darker disposition. Beyond that, however, he's a magical prodigy - and being that type of a prodigy draws interest. Voldemort is not as gone as everyone would like to think.

Embraced by the Darkness is the sequel. In EbtD, Harry sees a vision from the future in an artifact he stole from Borgin and Burkes. Can he overcome a potential betrayal by Voldemort while also protecting his friends?

As for The Door of Number Twelve...I REALLY like that story. A really short description: The Room of Requirement sends a teenage Sirius Black into the future to meet a 25 year-old Head Auror Harry Potter. Luckily, the door of Number Twelve leads back to Sirius' own time...and that leads to a whole new adventure for Harry.

Anyway, if you have any questions, feel free to ask! Don't be shy.

Cheers, folks.

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The Creeping Ivy by DominaDeSerpensDorcha reviews
SERIES BEING REWRITTEN NO FURTHER UPDATES. Sequel to The Poison Tree. Year two and we find Harry back in Hogwarts. Will he fall victim to Dumbles' manipulations or will the new darkness festering inside him help him with new challenges.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 28,075 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 261 - Follows: 414 - Updated: 8/20 - Published: 12/12/2011 - Harry P., Neville L.
Back To The Past by LilMissMoonRay reviews
Harry and Ginny are somehow transported 8 years back in time. Now they find themselves trapped in their 15/14 year old bodies with their memories intact, surrounded by people who have been dead for years, and did I mention that Ginny is still pregnant?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 72,021 - Reviews: 803 - Favs: 1,219 - Follows: 1,417 - Updated: 7/24 - Published: 7/14/2011 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Again and Again by Athey reviews
The Do-Over Fic - a chance to do things again, but this time-To Get it Right. But is it really such a blessing as it appears? A jaded, darker, bitter, and tired wizard who just wants to die; but can't. A chance to learn how to live, from the most unexpected source. slytherin!harry, dark!harry, eventual slash, lv/hp
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 31 - Words: 257,176 - Reviews: 4607 - Favs: 7,568 - Follows: 7,646 - Updated: 4/11 - Published: 5/25/2012 - Harry P., Voldemort, Tom R. Jr.
The List by smak978 reviews
"Succorbentis?" Malfoy asked quietly, his face immediately hidden by that insufferable mask. "You have Succorbentis?" Silence. "You know it's an incredibly rare disease, right? You know it's incurable, right?" Silence. "...No wonder you're in denial." Ron/Hermione/Gryff Bashing
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 329,040 - Reviews: 2863 - Favs: 2,948 - Follows: 3,732 - Updated: 2/14 - Published: 3/19/2013 - Harry P., Draco M.
The Prisoner's Cipher by Ecthelion3 reviews
AU. Years after his defeat of Voldemort, Harry Potter remains a willing and secret prisoner of the Ministry, but not all is what it seems. Harry has a plan, and the world will never be the same.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 9 - Words: 69,457 - Reviews: 475 - Favs: 1,934 - Follows: 1,912 - Updated: 8/15/2015 - Published: 8/21/2011 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
The Last Casualties by muggledad reviews
"Lily, it's him! Take Harry and run!" It began the same way, but ended in a very different way. This change caused life instead of death for many. Life altering changes provide the Power The Dark Lord Knows Not. J/L, H/Hr
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 31 - Words: 370,395 - Reviews: 2690 - Favs: 4,408 - Follows: 5,070 - Updated: 2/6/2015 - Published: 2/26/2011 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] [James P., Lily Evans P.]
Moment of Impact by Suite Sambo reviews
An accident the summer before 6th year puts Dumbledore's plans for Harry in motion sooner than planned. Will an unexpected truce with Snape better prepare Harry for what is to come? A Snape mentors Harry fic with all the regular players. AU after OOTP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 46 - Words: 116,203 - Reviews: 1019 - Favs: 1,555 - Follows: 457 - Updated: 8/8/2014 - Published: 11/24/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Nothing Like the Sun by Lomonaaeren reviews
HPDM slash, HPOCs as background. Harry, told that he's too ugly and not good enough at sex to keep a wizard lover, tries to compromise by getting better, and then by one night stands with Muggles. He's not happy, but he's content, until Draco Malfoy proposes a casual relationship. Trust Malfoy to ruin everything. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 149,393 - Reviews: 698 - Favs: 1,039 - Follows: 886 - Updated: 4/28/2014 - Published: 5/11/2013 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
To Shape and Change by Blueowl reviews
AU. Time Travel. Snape goes back in time, holding the knowledge of what is to come if he fails. No longer holding a grudge, he seeks to shape Harry into the greatest wizard of all time, starting on the day Hagrid took Harry to Diagon Alley. No Horcruxes.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 232,332 - Reviews: 8630 - Favs: 15,836 - Follows: 10,821 - Updated: 3/16/2014 - Published: 10/20/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Easy as Falling by Lomonaaeren reviews
HPDM, mostly preslash. Harry really doesn't like the way things are going in the wizarding world right now. But who's going to do something about it? Him, that's who! Or, how Harry became a Benevolently Snarky Dark Lord. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 39 - Words: 123,790 - Reviews: 940 - Favs: 1,339 - Follows: 804 - Updated: 9/24/2013 - Published: 2/11/2013 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
Little Brother by hyper active pixie reviews
Sequel to 'Little One'. Harry and Draco have reached age eleven, and are finally off to Hogwarts...house placement, new friends, new enemies, and old enemies...what could possibly go wrong? NOT Harry/Draco slash, hence the title dear readers...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 16 - Words: 40,535 - Reviews: 1545 - Favs: 2,273 - Follows: 3,217 - Updated: 6/24/2013 - Published: 10/2/2011 - Harry P., Draco M.
Coming Back by MPRose reviews
Life after the battle is full of surprises. Unexpectedly returned friends bring relief. Trouble is never too far away, but our heroes always find ways to deal with it. Slightly AU, but will remain as close to canon as possible.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 22 - Words: 56,589 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 6/20/2013 - Published: 10/14/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
Road to Recovery by cywsaphyre reviews
Since turning fifteen, Harry has spent seven years in Azkaban. Now that his innocence has finally been proven and he is released, what will it take to get the former Harry back? Will they ever be able to? And what happens with Voldemort now? AU.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 95,842 - Reviews: 1140 - Favs: 2,921 - Follows: 3,382 - Updated: 10/24/2012 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Harry P.
Back Again, Harry? by Jedi Buttercup reviews
Harry makes a different choice in King's Cross and is given the double edged gift of a second chance. Time Travel AU, DH canon. WIP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 70,606 - Reviews: 3276 - Favs: 6,397 - Follows: 8,511 - Updated: 10/9/2012 - Published: 7/31/2007 - Harry P.
Bloody Skies by Toki Mirage reviews
Being a gay Hero hunted by a crazy Dark Lord with delusions of immortality, a barmy old Headmaster who thinks it's his job to save the world, and the odd vampire trolling through the halls at night looking for a midnight snack isn't easy. Just ask Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 29 - Words: 332,494 - Reviews: 4883 - Favs: 5,446 - Follows: 4,373 - Updated: 2/19/2012 - Published: 2/24/2006 - Harry P. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Debts to Destiny by Mountain907 reviews
Sequel to The Cursed Summer- a MUST READ- Starts off after returned home from his summer adventure to find he was a ward to Mr. Weasley. He tries to forge his own path but with an over protective Headmaster, and headstrong betrothed, can he do it?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,157 - Reviews: 1262 - Favs: 3,323 - Follows: 4,533 - Updated: 1/22/2012 - Published: 4/7/2011 - Harry P., Daphne G.
Regards, Harry by Suite Sambo reviews
Sequel to Moment of Impact. Harry and Severus' relationship develops through their correspondence during Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts. Mainly follows canon but within the H/S mentor relationship established in Moment of Impact.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 45 - Words: 191,154 - Reviews: 668 - Favs: 514 - Follows: 249 - Updated: 10/21/2011 - Published: 1/8/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Vindico Atrum by FirePhoenix8 reviews
Harry carves out his own path to become something beyond a Dark Lord. Durmstrang, Dark Arts, dueling, powers, heritage, horcruxes, hallows, Necromancy, Voldemort, Tom, Draco, Grindelwald. Sequel to The Black Heir.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 722,689 - Reviews: 2934 - Favs: 1,998 - Follows: 1,995 - Updated: 7/13/2010 - Published: 10/8/2008 - Harry P., Voldemort
Poison Pen by GenkaiFan reviews
Harry has had enough of seeing his reputation shredded in the Daily Prophet and decides to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 74,506 - Reviews: 8529 - Favs: 17,968 - Follows: 7,369 - Updated: 6/21/2010 - Published: 12/3/2009 - Harry P. - Complete
Dabbling With The Dark by Nyx Myst reviews
How does Harry react when he finds out the truth behind all of Dumbledore's secrets from Voldemort? Simple... he plots to kill them both. The only question is whether he'll change him mind about one of them in the end. SLASH - HP/LV
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 112,461 - Reviews: 1186 - Favs: 3,985 - Follows: 979 - Updated: 12/22/2009 - Published: 12/6/2009 - Harry P., Voldemort - Complete
Saving Connor by Lightning on the Wave reviews
AU, eventual HPDM slash, very Slytherin!Harry. Harry's twin Connor is the Boy Who Lived, and Harry is devoted to protecting him by making himself look ordinary. But certain people won't let Harry stay in the shadows... COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 81,263 - Reviews: 1787 - Favs: 4,862 - Follows: 1,116 - Updated: 10/5/2005 - Published: 9/15/2005 - Harry P. - Complete
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Embraced by the Darkness reviews
There is a reason why everyone wants a piece of Harry Potter; the twelve-year-old is considered a prodigy by the Wizarding World, after all. But Harry has chosen his side. The Headmaster and Minister of Magic can try as they might - Harry is a dark wizard. Now...if only he could get in touch with the elusive, recently resurrected Voldemort. Sequel to Enveloped in the Darkness.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 90,355 - Reviews: 1058 - Favs: 2,085 - Follows: 2,943 - Updated: 12/31/2015 - Published: 3/16/2014 - Harry P., Voldemort
The Door of Number Twelve reviews
It had been eight years since Head Auror Harry Potter had last seen Voldemort and it had been a decade since he last saw his godfather Sirius Black. One of those things is about to change.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 31,104 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 393 - Follows: 648 - Updated: 11/21/2015 - Published: 11/28/2014 - Harry P., Sirius B.
Enveloped in the Darkness reviews
Harry was left at an orphanage after his parents met their demise. There, he finds nothing but suffering until he rejoins the Wizarding World. Dumbledore may hope for Harry to be a kind soul, but he's made mistakes. And what he gets is a future Death Eater. Harry is Dark, Harry is ruthless, and he is siding with Voldemort.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 144,170 - Reviews: 1541 - Favs: 3,663 - Follows: 2,910 - Updated: 3/16/2014 - Published: 11/14/2012 - Harry P., Voldemort - Complete