Prologue - Two DadsPart 1 - Visions of the AfterlifePart 2 - Little Boy LostPart 3 - DetentionPart 4 - An IntruderPart 5 - Conversations with the Dead, Part 1Part 6 - Conversations with the Dead, Part 2Part 7 - Another LifePart 8 - A Sudden IllnessPart 9 - Spectres of the PastPart 10 - The PensievePart 11 - The Headmaster’s PortraitPart 12 - Choices
Title: Lost Boys, 13/14 - Consequences
Rating: FRT (PG-13)
Distribution: Sure. Let me know where it’s going. Written for the snape_after_dh
Feedback: Makes me write more. Or feel guilty for not writing more. Flames make me toasty.
Thanks to lady_clover
, rainkatt emmessann
and Wee Hob
for fantastic beta work. Remaining mistakes are, of course, my own. DISCLAIMER: The characters are the property of J.K. Rowling, Scholastic Books, and whoever else may have a hold on them. I own nothing in the Potterverse, or anywhere else, for that matter. Strictly for entertainment, and no profit is being made. Please sue somebody else. David Dursley, however, is mine. Please ask before you borrow him.
Notes: I will place a small warning here-- some mildly disturbing content in the second half of this chapter. This section took a much darker turn than I was expecting. And I should thank cmwinters
for an entry on her journal, wondering when someone would write a certain pairing suggested by the opening of DH. It certainly colored my rereading of it for this purpose.
Also, I am unsure where I first encountered the phrase “Nimue preserve us.” If someone reading this knows the origin of the phrase, please let me know so I can attribute it properly. It's a wonderful phrase, similar to those invoking the Mother of God, and I sure didn't come up with it myself. But I'll happily use it.
Finally, it's the mark of a really good writer, when people mistake her story for canon. mistful
is one such-- I got her description of a certain person on a train platform confused with a similar scene from DH, and I use it here. If you haven't read her “Coda to an Epilogue,” stop now and go here
to read that instead. It's a much better story than this one. Please note that the links in my rec will expire in September of 2008, as the author is going on to professional status and pulling down her fanfic. I’m sure I’m not alone in wishing her the best.
***“Well, Potter,” he said finally, a little unsteadily. “Shall we go see to that cousin of yours, then?”
The irritating boy, now a man, grinned at him, and oddly, it wasn't so irritating anymore. “Yeah. I mean, yes, Sir.”( Consequences )Part 14 - Light in the Darkness