After the war, the survivors try to find a way to cope with the losses they have incurred and move into a future they have yet to create. As they try to find ways to save themselves, they realize that perhaps the best way is to save each other.
This story will eventually be Harry Draco Slash. It will probably take a while to get there from here. This chapter is rated for general audiences, with the exception of one word that one should not say in front of teachers. The situation called for it.
Posted so far: 16 Chapters / 93,315 words.
Thanks to my beta rosskpr .Her suggestions and comments have made each chapter better, bringing to my attention all kinds of little and big details I missed.
Harry Potter, his friends, his enemies, and the lovely world they live in all belong to JK Rowling. I play here.
The last scene in this chapter was one of the first scenes I wrote, written well before chapters 7-15 were fleshed out, or in some cases even anticipated. A lot has changed about the story since I first wrote that scene, and editing it to comply with some of the new plot threads was challenging. I asked myself how these events came about, and the many Malfoy interactions evolved. Some of Harry's interactions evolved out of a scene a few chapters down the pike. Real soon now, I'll be able to start writing this story forwards, instead of trying to develop the motivations for scenes I've written.
My beta asked about the Slytherin Rules mentioned in this and previous chapters, asking if I was basing it on other Slytherin rules that other authors have come up with. Nope. These were based on the culture I'm developing, and my sense of what it actually means to be Slytherin.
I hope you enjoy!
As always, reviews and critiques keep the creativity flowing! Let me know what you think!
On to the Chapter