vera verto

a-sisi-universe  asked:

Hi, I really love your blog and saw you recommend some super fluffy darry fics, and I was wondering if you could do the same but with really smutty fics? Sorry if you've already done this. Thanks in advance xx

Oh ho ho let’s see. I probably won’t recommend something that’s completely smut, cuz I don’t read that often. I will read it, but only when I’m reeaally in the mood. So these fics have smut in them but aren’t primarily all smut.

Balance, Imperfect by Bixgirl1

Rating - Explicit

Word Count - 91,000

Summary - When Harry sustains an injury in the line of work, he no longer knows how to navigate the life he loved, and finds help and solace from the most unexpected source.

Vera Verto by Shewhxmustnxtbenamed

Rating - Mature

Word Count - 282,031

Summary - Harry returns to Hogwarts for his 8th year, and it is quite adventurous; He gets in a relationship with his worst enemy, only to find out he is in cahoots with a previously known death eater. Harry tracks him down, leading to a domino effect of complicated situations.
Many things happen in this story. Harry goes back to the Dursley’s to get closure, Draco goes to the Burrow, The Weasley’s go to the Manor, Harry shows Draco the mirror of Erised, Draco wearing Harry’s Weasley sweater (a lot!), Harry tracks down the resurrection stone, Harry and Draco become godparents to someone other than Teddy, Andromeda and Narcissa make up, and there are a few near death experiences.

Starts with a spin by Maxine

Rating - Mature

Word Count - 119,851

Summary - It started with the spin of a bottle, and now Harry and Draco have gotten themselves so far into their own game there’s almost no way out again. Except to keep playing.

I felt nice so these are going to be really smutty drarry fics

Sex, Lies, and Veritaserum by Lettered

Rating - Explicit

Word Count - 17,953

Summary - This fic is one long conversation about sex.

The Impatient Snugglebug by StarRose

Rating - Explicit

Word Count - 8,946

Summary - When Draco is denied sex, Draco can be a bitch, and when Draco’s being a bitch, Harry needs to teach him a little lesson in self control.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Unmonsterlike (Plotting_Pen)

Rating - Explicit

Word Count - 25,355

Summary - Harry Potter has a tendency to show up whenever Draco’s in trouble. Draco’s not quite sure he hates it as much as he’d like.

Hope you enjoy these delisiously smutty fics as much as I did. They were all amazing.

Sirius Black, the Spider Charmer

Hiya! I just saw the prompt list you reblogged and was wondering if you could do this one with either Remus or Sirius please :) “i am sorry i accidentally transfigured your goblet into a gigantic, venomous spider, at least madam pomfrey was able to bring down the swelling, and look, i brought you some chocolate frogs”

I love this request! And let’s face it, this has Sirius written all over it!


Transfiguration was one of your best subjects so it wasn’t a surprised when you were paired up with one of the worst students, Sirius Black. It’s not that he wasn’t smart, he just didn’t try, there was only 3/4s of the marauders in your class and between him and James, it was Remus who basically did all the work so they didn’t fail but your McGonagall had enough and divided the group.

“Listen up everybody! The task for today is to change these ordinary snails into water goblets and vice versa. Remember to practice the wand movement before doing the incantation, now get to work!” McGonagall said and the class drew out the wands.

You managed the task within five minutes, earning five points for Gryffindor.

“Oi, Y/N, can you help me out? Remus usually does it for me but I guess that won’t be happening anymore.” He said as eyed the snail wearily. You chuckled, but nodded.

“Repeat after me, vera verto.”

“Veera verti.”

“No, it’s vEra vertO.” You enunciated, after practicing three more times you had enough confidence in him and you let him draw out his own wand. He moved the snail a bit farther away from him,

“I don’t like the way he’s looking at me…it’s like he’s planning something.”

“You do know he’s a snail, right? If anything, it’s him who should be weary of you.” you laughed as his face scrunched up in concentration. He looks so cute right now, none of the that arrogant persona…you quickly composed yourself as you supervised.

“LOOK! I DID IT! TEN POINTS TO SIRIUS!” he exclaimed, you clapped your hands, a bubbly laugh escaping your lips.

“Okay now turn it back into a snail.”

“Easy peasy, I practically don’t have to think about it.” He drew his wand out, did a completely different wand motion and said the incantation half heartily.

Instead of the goblet turning back into a harmless snail, it turned into the biggest spider you had ever seen.

“Y/N…whatever you do, don’t move.” He whispered, you merely whimpered out a response but your efforts were in vain, next thing you know the spider hurls itself towards your face. James screamed as soon as he saw the spider, Remus drew out his hand but the spider was in midair before he could call out a spell. You cried out in pain as the spider kept stinging you.

You heard everyone around you shouting, you could briefly make out McGonagall reversing the spell and ordering Sirius and Remus to take you to the hospital wing. You blacked out before you even made it there.

“What if she’s allergic to flowers? I know you don’t like transfiguration but that doesn’t mean you have to kill your classmates…” James said.
“Prongs, just shut up.” Sirius answered as he set down the flowers he got you along with the many boxes of chocolate frogs.

“Come on, James, Y/N is bound to wake up any minute now and I’m sure she’ll be overwhelmed if we’re all here.” Remus said as he threw Sirius a knowing smirk.

And Remus was right, ten minutes after the rest of the marauders sans Sirius left, you began stirring.

“Ugh…” you moaned as your eyes adjusted to the brightness of the room, trying to sit up.

“Woah, woah, easy there love.” A voice whispered soothingly next to you. Your body sank back down to the plush pillows of the hospital bed and your eyes finally adjusted to the brightness. They soon widened once you realized who was next to you.

“Sirius?” you mumbled out.

“The one and only.” He said sheepishly, rubbing his neck as he avoided your gaze.

“What happened? The last thing I remembered was Potter screaming…”

“IAMSOSORRYIACCIDENTALLYTRANSFIGUREDTHEGOBLETINTOAGIGANTICVENOMOUSSPIDERATLEASTMADAMPOMFREYWASABLETOBRINGDOWNTHESWELLINGANDLOOKIBROUGHTYOUSOMECHOCOLATEFROGS.” He confessed, talking a mile a minute. You just sat there, blinking at him as your processed his word vomit, he looked on the verge of tears. You couldn’t help but laugh because never in your wildest dreams would you had thought that you would be in the hospital wing thanks the mischievous marauder, especially because he was actually trying to do his schoolwork for once.

“Sirius, SIRIUS! It’s okay, I’m fine.” You said, tugging his arm back down since he was fluffing your pillows.

“I am so so sorry Y/N, I was cocky and clueless on what to do but I didn’t want to look stupid in front of you.” he confessed.

“I know. As soon as you did the wand movement I knew something was going to go wrong, it’s okay, we live and we learn.”

“I got you some flowers but then James pointed out that you might be allergic and I already almost killed you today so I’ll go throw them out.”

“NO! Don’t, I love them, thank you.” you exclaimed. A smile appeared on his face and you could see how he visibly relaxed at your words.

“Listen let me make this up for you, next weekend we have a Hogsmeade trip, how about you and I go to Honeydukes and Zonkos, you can get anything you want, my treat.” He bargained.

“Sounds like a date.” You said, grabbing one of the three boxes of chocolate frogs.

“Man, if I knew all it took for you to agree to go on a date with me, I would’ve sent you to the hospital wing a long time ago.”

“Why do you have to ruin the moment…”

“It’s part of my charm.”

“Can I take back what I just agreed to? I don’t think I have the patience…” you joked, handing him a chocolate frog.

“Sorry no take backs, if you don’t believe me ask my mother, she’s been trying to get rid of me since birth but it’s a strict no return policy.” You snorted which caused him to laugh. The door opened and you both stopped laughing, not wanting to get in trouble for laughing in the hospital wing,

“Miss L/N, you’ll be free to go back to your dorm tomorrow morning, I want to keep you in here overnight to make sure you healed properly.” Madam Pomfrey said as she came into the room with an extra blanket and pillow.

“Mr. Black, I already spoke with your head of the house and she has allowed you to stay here with Miss L/N, as you requested, if anything happens let me know.” She said before walking back to her own quarters in the hospital wing.

“Oh Sirius, you don’t have to stay with me overnight, I’m okay, siriusly.”

“Ha ha ha, funny. And no, my mind’s already made up, we’re having a sleepover, I know, I know I should’ve brought you dinner first before trying to sleep with you.” he said wiggling his eyebrows, you snorted in response which prompted him to laugh.

“You’re the worst.” You joked back.

“And you have the weirdest laugh ever. Cute, but weird.” He shrugged, kicking his feet up at the edge of your bed as he laid the blanket over him. Before you could come up with a witty retort, he threw a pillow at you.

“Now shush, I need my full 8 hours of beauty sleep.”

“Honestly, who do I talk to about your return policy…”

“Goodnight, love.”
“Night, Sirius.”

You definitely had to thank McGonagall for pairing you up with Sirius…

Harry Potter Challenge, Day 25

25 Fav. Spell: I wanna say the same as on choose one spell but… ehm… Vera Verto. Cause.. well changing an animal into an object and back.. HOW COOL IS THAT?!

  • McGonagle: Right. Now, today, with Transfiguration lesson, we will be to transloming this crow into a glass . Your task: to transfigure this crow into a glass. So ... one, two, three, Vera Verto
  • Draco: Vera Verto * transfigures a crow into a rubber dick *
  • McGonagall: ...
  • Goyle: ...
  • Ron: ...
  • Hermione: ...
  • Harry: ...
  • All of Hogwarts: ...
  • Jackie Chan: ...
  • Draco: ...Oops, not that
  • Dumbledore: 10 POINTS FOR DRARRY
Spells Asks

Aguamenti: What is your favorite drink?

Bombarda: Have you ever been in a car accident?

Crucio: What is the worst pain you’ve ever felt?

Densuago: Have you ever had braces?

Episky: Have you ever broken a bone?

Fidelus Charm: Tell a secret.

Glisseo: Do you have stairs in your house?

Herbifors: What is your favorite flower?

Incarcerous: Have you ever been in the back of a police car?

Jelly Brain Jinx: Have you ever failed a class?

Knee Reversal Hex: What is something you do differently from everyone else?

Legilimens: Share a dream you had.

Mobilarbus: How many times have you moved?

Nox: Are you afraid of the dark?

Occulus Reparo: Do you wear glasses or contacts?

Portus: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Quietus: Could you go a whole day without speaking?

Rictusempra: Where are you most ticklish?

Scourgify: Is your room usually clean or a mess?

Tarantallegra: Do you like to dance?

Unbreakable Vow: Would you marry the last person you kissed?

Vera Verto: What is your favorite animal?

Waddiwasi: Do you have good aim?

Amour Étrange  Part 1

Pairing: Draco x Reader
Word Count: 2,165
Warnings: romance-y feels, fluff, bullying, use of the term “mudblood”
Author / Editor: @magicology101 / @saxxxology

You are just leaving Herbology with the deepest rage. Your robes are soiled. Crabbe and Goyle, Draco Malfoy’s goons, had squeezed Snargaluff juice all over you, leaving the fifth year Slytherins laughing. That is until Professor Sprout took twenty points from their house. The rest of your class, fifth-year Hufflepuffs, awkwardly watched while you attempted to clean up with no success. Luckily, the juice only collected on the shoulders and front of your robes, and none of it is touching your skin, meaning you don’t have to embarrass yourself even further by having to go to Madam Pomfrey to clean up.

Keep reading


Top 10 longest fics posted on AO3 this month

1. Vera Verto by @shewhomustnotbenamed [M, 282k]

Harry returns to Hogwarts for his 8th year, and it is quite adventurous; He gets in a relationship with his worst enemy, only to find out he is in cahoots with a previously known death eater. Harry tracks him down, leading to a domino effect of complicated situations. 

2. The Masks of Real Heroes by @aelys-althea [E, 272.2k]

One desperate decision has unimaginable consequences. When Harry received his letter at eleven, he turned down the offer to attend Hogwarts. He had to; it was his only chance to escape. Five years later and, in the brief moments he recalls his decision, he feels nothing but regret. Until an incident causes the opportunity to arise once more, and he is finally given the chance to escape that which has smothered him for so long. 
From From Slips To Steps series (complete)

3. Oath Breaker by @kc-anathema [T, 181.6k]

At the start of seventh year, the Malfoys perform a dramatic double-cross against the dark lord and Draco educates Harry in an old school of magic. With a wild dragon chase, narrow escapes and an unlikely romance as Draco is forced to reveal to a hostile wizarding world that the Malfoy family is dark. 
From Oath Breaker series

4. Stop and Stare by @natasha-stawarski-does-stuff [M, 78.3k]

Harry’s life is full of care, he has no time to stop or stare; he has no time for anyone’s shit, until his friends aren’t having it. A story about the unravelly things. 
★ Advent fic 2015

5. Acts of Life by Lomonaaeren [M, 77.4k]

That Harry returned Draco’s wand to him was only one small act in a life, one thing that he might have done or not done. But more acts succeed that one, and Harry and Draco find themselves sharing more and more of them. 

6. Stand By Me by missindependent4 [?, 66.1k]

Harry Potter moves from England where he meets social outcast Draco Malfoy and has his eyes set on him. Can Harry show Draco what love and trust are throughout the ups and downs of high school and family drama? 

7. Dance Dads by Zakaira [E, 58.4k]

It all starts when Rose Weasley wants to take a Ballet class that Cepheus Malfoy is already signed up for. Ron, feeling the need for backup when going into a Malfoy laden situation, convinces Harry to sign Teddy up for the Hip-Hop class occurring at the same time; the Hip-Hop class Aquila Malfoy is already enrolled in. As Harry and Draco grow closer, tension becomes apparent between Draco and his ex over custody of their kids. When it all boils over into a dangerous kidnapping, Harry is called to the rescue. 

8. Cracked by epsilonargus [M, 46.4k]

“Loving Harry Potter would be a messy thing and Draco knew he wasn’t much of a whole person himself, but Merlin, he wanted to love Harry Potter.”
An Eighth Year fic, wherein Draco is a delusional mess and Harry is always trying to save him. 

9. Take These Lies by white_serpent [M, 34.3k]

Repeatedly rejected by the Auror training programme, Draco Malfoy attempts an unorthodox method of gaining admission. 
★ H/D Fan Fair: Travel (2010)

10. The Guise of Forgiveness by SunseticMonster [M, 23.9k]

George’s new potion has caught the interest of the entire Auror Department, thanks to an article by the elusive Draco Malfoy. So, when Harry sees Malfoy in the middle of a panic attack, he attempts to make amends as a ploy to find out what’s really been going on. 
★ HP Mental Health Fest 2015 

other months

anonymous asked:

I'm driving to Dallas, Texas and it'll be like a 20 hour drive so do you know any extremelyyyy long fics, like 200k words or over? Thank you in advance

sure, here are some;

If the Sun Goes Black by pasdexcuses (23k)
With the perverse clarity of nostalgia, Harry remembers everything that was. The trouble is, he can’t recall anything that is.

There Is Always the Moon by Firethesound (158k)
Draco’s life after the war is everything he wanted it to be: it’s simple, and quiet, and predictable, and safe. But when a mysterious curse shatters the peace he’d worked so hard to build, there’s only one person he can trust to help him. After all, Harry Potter has saved his life before. Now Draco has to believe that Potter will be able to do it one more time. (A remix of If the Sun Goes Black by pasdexcuses
Checkmate by Naadi (245k)
Draco has the perfect plan to get Harry Potter and challenges him to a game of Dare Chess. But is it love, or betrayal, he has in mind? A real chess game is played throughout the story.

Changing of the Guard by Lomonaaeren (210k)
Need a perfect stranger? Ask Metamorphosis. Harry Potter runs the business secretly and becomes whoever’s needed for each occasion. He’s not sure whether he should be more surprised, worried, or amused when Draco Malfoy comes to Metamorphosis and requests an actor who can play his boyfriend so that his parents will disown him. Yet Harry has even more dangerous choices after he creates Brian, Draco’s “perfect” boyfriend. Draco doesn’t know who Brian is, but he’s trying to find out—and now so is Harry.

Big Dick Come Quick by Calanthe (204k)
Draco’s got a theory. About sex. And after much searching for the right candidate, it appears that only Harry Potter, his life long enemy, can help him test it out.

Inter Vivos by Lomonaaeren (255k)
AU. The Parseltongue incident in second year caused a more violent explosion in Gryffindor House than anyone could have foreseen. Harry, trying to withdraw from everyone except his two best friends, finds himself helped by people he couldn’t have foreseen either, first Snape and then Draco Malfoy. Sometimes, all it takes is one sudden impulsive throwing of a stone for the ripples of change to spread through several lives.

Different Worlds by Professor Mckitten (201k)
AU-Draco is sent to Durmstrang for the first five years of his schooling. How ever does he and Harry end up together?

Secrets by Vorabiza (411k)
Beginning with Draco’s unexpected arrival at the Dursleys, Harry’s summer after sixth year becomes filled with activity and many secrets. As his summer progresses, Harry generates several unexpected allies as he finds himself actively becoming the leader of the Light side.

Number Seven by Sara Holmes (265k)
Harry already has two children, an ex-wife, annoying colleagues and an international crime ring to deal with. So when Draco Malfoy reappears after eight years AWOL in France, of course Harry is going to leave him well alone…Right?

Turn by Saras_Girl (306k)
One good turn always deserves another. Apparently.

Twist of Fate by Oakstone730 (302k)
Draco asks Harry to help him beat the Imperius curse during 4th year. The lessons turn into more than either expected. A story of redemption and forgiveness. Pairings: HP/DM (Slash) Timeframe: 1994-2002 Goblet to 4 yrs post-DH EWE Rating T for language, high angst, content.

Eclipse by Mijan (287k)
“You’re dead, Potter… I’m going to make you pay…”
Draco swore his revenge on Harry for Lucius’s imprisonment, and Harry all but laughed at him. But Draco is planning more than schoolyard pranks this time. The old rivalry turns deadly when Draco abducts Harry for Voldemort. It’s the perfect plan, guaranteeing revenge, power, and prestige, all in one blow. But when Draco’s world turns upside down, the fight to save himself and Harry begins, and the battle will take them both through hell and back. If they come back.

Left My Heart by Emmagrant01 (85k)
Auror Draco Malfoy has disappeared, and Harry Potter has been sent to San Francisco to find him. 

Surrender the Grey by Emmagrant01 (151k)
Draco Malfoy returns to London after five years of self-imposed exile to start a new life with Harry. But will the secrets of the past destroy everything they’ve worked for?  Sequel to “Left My Heart”. (Harry/Draco, Hermione/OMC, Draco/OFC, Draco/OMC, Draco/Lucius)
I know it says Draco/Lucius but this fic doesn’t actually have Malfoycest, if you want more info about it feel free to message me.

Vera Verto by @shewhomustnotbenamed (281k)

Harry returns to Hogwarts for his 8th year, and it is quite adventurous; He gets in a relationship with his worst enemy, only to find out he is in cahoots with a previously known death eater. Harry tracks him down, leading to a domino effect of complicated situations.
Many things happen in this story. Harry goes back to the Dursley’s to get closure, Draco goes to the Burrow, The Weasley’s go to the Manor, Harry shows Draco the mirror of Erised, Draco wearing Harry’s Weasley sweater (a lot!), Harry tracks down the resurrection stone, Harry and Draco become godparents to someone other than Teddy, Andromeda and Narcissa make up, and there are a few near death experiences. This is full of Harry and Draco’s romance, but there is so, so much more.

It was All Just a Game by Write_me227 (318k)
When Draco comes up with an idea to mess with Harry during the Triwizard Tournament, will he be the one who will get burned in the end?

Malfoy Flavor by Vorabiza (212k)
Harry’s ready to banish the Golden Boy image and take charge of his life. Unfortunately, or fortunately, for him there are still more surprises in store for him

Reparations by Saras_Girl (87k)
Harry is about to discover that the steepest learning curve comes after Healer training, and that second chances can be found in unexpected places.

Foundations by Saras_Girl (236k)
When one door closes, another one opens – with a bit of a push. Life, love and complications. [sequel to Reparations]

Sanguis Vita Est by Shiguresan (312k)
Whilst Voldemort’s prisoner, Draco is made a vampire and forced to take Harry as his first meal. With Draco managing to resist the temptation to drain him, just barely, in a moment of blind rage at what he has been forced to become, he aids Harry in the destruction of Voldemort. But even with that threat vanquished, once back at Hogwarts, Draco finds himself disturbingly addicted to Harry’s blood. And amongst all this, a dark shadow looms ominously on the outline of the forest, watching them closely. A vampire!Draco story and also an ‘Eighth year’ story.

Have a safe trip x

The cupboard.

Here he was, twenty-four and an Auror and the Savior of the whole bloody world and unable to make himself put his head back into a stupid harmless cupboard. He looked over to find Petunia staring at him, her expression caught between revulsion and guilt, and Harry felt his face heat with shame and anger and he wanted to grab her and shake her and scream, ‘This is what you’ve done to me, do you see what you’ve done?’ 

- All Our Secrets Laid Bare by firethesound

He hauls Harry up by his arm and leads him roughly to the small cupboard under the stairs.

‘Get in there, and don’t move,’ he says.

Harry’s heart pounds hard in his chest, and he shudders involuntarily. ‘I can’t,’ he says faintly.

Malfoy curses. ‘Potter, now isn’t the time to fuck around. The wards are breached. My wards. Someone could still be here.’

Harry shakes his head. ‘I can’t go in there, Malfoy. I can’t.’ His voice cracks, and the panic rising in his chest is almost enough to suffocate him.

Dawn by Kedavranox

I heard the familiar creak of the door to the cupboard under the stairs, and the hairs on my neck stood on end. Draco cleared his throat.

“Alright.” He replied, the end of the word followed by a grunt and another clink of china.

I heard a sliding noise, and knew that Draco was pushing the crate into the cupboard.

“It’ll be a tight squeeze.” Petunia said.

“Yeah, it’s quite small.” Draco replied.

I could hear a hint of venom in his voice, which I’m sure was passed over by Petunia. My cheeks heated, and I set down my tea to press my hands together as they shook. I didn’t want to think of the cupboard, or Draco seeing the cupboard, or Draco being in the cupboard. I didn’t want to think about any of this. I wanted to leave.

I heard the click of the lock on the cupboard and shuddered at how many times it had been violently slammed shut on me after I burnt the bacon or forgot to get the mail on time. My chest was constricting rapidly and I was sure my throat would close up at any second. I needed Draco. Now.

- Vera Verto by Shewhxmustnxtbenamed

You guys. Reading about Harry having cupboard PTSD shatters my heart and soul into a trillion pieces every time!

Also, all the fics quoted are top notch and highly recommended. Titles are linked to it on AO3.  

I Will Find Her - Fred Weasley Imagine


can you write a request where the reader and Fred had been dating for a few years and Fred was late to a date and while the reader was waiting she gets taken by death eaters and the it’s like a time skip and it’s been a few months and Fred has been looking for her and he finds her in the malfoy manor and she’s been tortured and hurt and stuff and he saves her? sorry if it’s too specific lol also my name is crissy

~Crissy’s POV~

I looked myself in my body mirror putting on a thin coat of red lipstick. Tonight was the night. It’s me and Fred four year anniversary tonight and I want everything to be perfect. We reserved seats at this fancy restaurant that Fred choose. I walked back a few steps admiring myself just a little bit. I twirled around once, making my silky knee-high red dress flow around me, my tall black boots covering the rest of my legs from the coldness. I turned to my side making sure my hair was perfect, it was half up and half down, curled. I gently tugged the white scarf that was around my neck making it cover my chest just a little bit more. I grabbed my black shoulder bag and went downstairs, I went towards the fireplace hoping that the trip won’t mess up anything that’s on me. I grabbed a handful of floo powder and carefully stepped inside the fireplace “Diagon Alley!” I said loudly throwing the powder to my feet. Emerald flames grew all around me blowing warm air into my face, I felt my feet leave the ground, I closed my eyes tightly until I felt hard ground again. I opened my eyes to see the leaky cauldron busy as always, “Hi Crissy.” I turned my head to the familiar voice that spoke. It was on old lady with a black pointed hat, she used to watch me as a child when my parents went to the ministry to work “Hi Aemilia! Oh I haven’t seen you in a long time,” I said happily hugging her “How are the grandchildren?” I asked pulling back a smile attached to my face “The girls are fine but the boys remind me of that trouble maker boyfriend yours” she said “Freddie’s always a troublemaker,” I laughed “well I have to go. I’ll hopefully see you soon” I whispered hugging her again “I hope so too” she chuckled rubbing my back.

I said my goodbyes before going outside to the table area where there were a few other couples dining there too. I sat in a table near the little railings that separated the restaurant from the walking path for the other shops. I checked my watch, Fred was five minutes late but I didn’t mind. Fred had a famous shop in Diagon Alley so I didn’t mind if he were late. I took a sip of wine before placing the cup back on the white table cloth. Then I felt two arms wrap around each of my arms pulling me over the black railing making me scream “Help! Help me! Let go off me!” I cried, people all got out of their seats, “Stop it! Someone help me! Please!” I kicked my legs and wiggled my body trying to get out of the attackers grasp but before anyone could reach me, we disapparated, getting swallowed into pure darkness.

~Fred’s POV~

“Oh shoot! I’m late!” I said quickly “George! Can you close up the shop for me? I’m running late!” I yelled trying to find him in the crowded shop “Yeah! I’ll close up! Have fun!” George yelled jumping up and down trying to see me. I smiled to myself, I can’t wait to see my girlfriend. I walked out of the shop and combed my hair down with my hands, I quickly buttoned up my suit making my appearance a bit more neater. I walked towards The Leaky Cauldron but something stopped me in my tracks “Dad?” I asked walking up to him, the whole ministry of magic was there talking to people. “What’s going on?” I asked, he turned around and I saw that tears were falling out of his eyes “I’m sorry son” he said quietly “What? What’s wrong?” I asked again my heart beating faster with each second passing by. “They took her. They took crissy.” He whispered but just loud enough for me to here “W-what? T-They took her! Who t-took her?!” I exclaimed tears running down my cheeks “People who saw what happened described two tall men wearing black masks and black cloaks.” My dad said sadly “B-but your g-gonna find her r-right?!” I stuttered out, I put my head in my hands and began to pull roughly at my hair “They left no trace of where they took her. So, there’s no way we can find her unless they bring her back or someone tells us where they’re hiding out. I’m sorry” he said apologetically “N-no! I’m not g-giving up on h-her! I will f-find her! I don’t c-care what you s-say! I will f-find her!” I yelled falling to my knees crying my heart out. I banged my fists harshly against the pavement floor, I felt my fathers arms engulf me in a hug “I want her back! I want her back!” I sobbed into his shoulder, he rubbed my back “I know son, we all want her back.” He whispered crying into his son’s shoulder.

~3 Months Later~

~Draco’s POV~

“Stop! Stop it! Please!” I heard a blood-curdling scream echo through the hall “Tell me! Where’s my gold at?!” I heard Bellatrix screech “I-I don’t know! I swear! Please! I s-Ahhhh!” She screamed again. I took a deep inhale as I watched Bellatrix come out of the dungeons a wicked smile on her face. “Draco, go feed the scum!” She cackled leaving the room walking upstairs. I slowly walked into the dungeons a tray of bread and cheese in my hands, I set the tray on the floor and looked at the prisoner that was being held captive in my home. Her body was covered and smeared in dirt, her cheeks had fresh new tears running down them, her red dress was teared. Her legs and arms had cuts all over them, some of them bleeding. I looked at her face again remembering her in Hogwarts. She helped me with Transfiguration, she was the kindest Gryffindor I knew and the only one I liked from that house.
- “Okay, Draco. Try it out” she said softly, I pointed my wand at the gray owl “Vera Verta” I said quickly “It’s Vera Verto. Try it again and don’t say it to quickly.” She said a smile on her face. I nodded pointing my wand at the owl again “Vera Verto” I said calmly, the owl hooted before turning into a water goblet “Good job Draco!” She said happily, I hugged her “Thank you” I whispered “It’s no problem. I knew you could do it.” She smiled -
‘I knew you could do it… I knew you could do it…’ Her voice was playing over and over in my head. She didn’t deserve this. No one did. I put my hand in my pocket and took out a handkerchief, I poured a little water on it and wiped her face softly. “I’m sorry.” I whispered as tears left my eyes, she wasn’t awake. She probably passed out from all the pain, I put my head on her shoulder and began to cry “I-I’m gonna g-get you out of h-here C-Crissy. Don’t w-worry” I whispered leaving the room.

~Fred’s POV~

I laid on my bed staring up at the ceiling, only one image going through my mind. Crissy. Her smile makes me miss her even more, it’s been three months since I seen her and I’m broken. I went to every shop in Diagon Alley asking if they’ve seen her any where but it seems as if she’ll never be found. I felt a tear roll down my cheek as I look at a photo of me and her, her bright smile, her curly beautiful hair. I still have hope, well at least a little but I will not rest until I find her because she is my future and my life. “Fred? Hunny? Do you wanna eat? There’s food downstairs?” My mum asked poking her head throw the door “No thank you mum. I’m not hungry.” I said sadly looking at her. She walked into the room and gave me a tight hug “I’m so proud of you Freddie. For being strong, and with all the courage you have, we will find Crissy” she whispered kissing me on the forehead before leaving the room. I watched the door silently for a few seconds before I quickly turned my head to the window when I heard scratching on the window.

Outside my window stood a gray owl, I quickly walked to the window and opened it letting the owl in. It landed on my desk holding out its leg to me, I grabbed the letter attached to its foot. It flew out the window as I opened the letter.

Dear Fred Weasley,

It’s me Draco Malfoy. I know you must think this is some kind of trick but it’s not. Please listen to me. Crissy is here at Malfoy Manor, I need you to come and save her. I can’t keep watching her get tortured, please. When you do come please be careful, the manor is heavily protected by death eaters. Disapparate to the entrance gate, then stun the guards in front of the doors. Good luck.

Draco Malfoy

I couldn’t believe it, Draco Malfoy really does want to help me. I quickly run to my closet slipping on a pair of shoes and a leather jacket, I put my wand in my front jean pockets. I walk downstairs “Fred. Where are you going?” Ginny asked eyeing her brother in suspicion “Um… Just a little walk. I need some air.” I said nervously, she nodded her head before returning to her sandwich “Be careful” she said loudly. I walked outside and stood there thinking about my destination, before I knew it I was swallowed into darkness, the force feeling as if it was trying to pull my guts out and tear me apart into pieces. I opened my eyes when I felt my feet meet solid earth, I heard water leaking somewhere, I turned around to see a large mansion stand in front of me. Through the gates I could see water fountains making the leaking water sound, bushes of bright green leaves and white roses.

I see two death eaters standing in front of two large oak wood doors, I quickly wiped my wand out. “Stupefy” I whispered knocking out the guard on the left, the right guard goes to the stunned guard that’s on the floor checking if he’s okay. “Stupefy” I whispered again knocking out the last guard. I put my wand back in my pocket before slowly going through the tall black gates, I run quickly to the house making it to the front doors in three seconds. I slowly open the door before creeping into the manor, I walk slowly forward looking side to side before passing to another room. I was in a wide hallway full of pictures, I heard voices coming my way I turned around but saw a dead end. My eyes widened but before I could say I’m screwed I felt a hand grab my arm taking me into a room. I was about to punch the attacker but they stopped me “Whoa! Weasley! Calm Down!” Draco growled holding his hands out in front of him. “Thanks for scaring me!” I mumbled angrily “Where’s Crissy?” I asked “They’re keeping her downstairs in the dungeons” Draco whispered “How do I get there?” I asked “once you get out make a right, then when you reach the end of the hall make a left. There should be a stairway that leads downstairs, her cell is the one at the end of the hall.” Draco said slowly making sure I got everything. I nodded my head then out of nowhere I hugged Draco “Thank you. For everything” I said in a thankful tone “I did it for Crissy.” He whispered, I nodded to him before leaving the room, following the directions that he gave me.

I quickly ran down the staircase, the room becomes darker with every step I take. Once I reach the floor I start to run, to the end of the hall. I looked through the little peeking hole and saw her. The one I’ve been looking for. The love of my life. Crissy. I take out my wand and point it at the rusty lock “Alohomora” I whispered, I heard a click before opening the door. I gasp and feel tears leave my eyes “what have they done to you?” I whispered kneeling down to her. I look at her body and cry, her skin and face covered in dirt, her arms and legs have fresh and old cuts on them, her face has dry tear streaks. “I’m so sorry” I whispered, I put one arm under her legs and one arm around her back making her head lay on my chest, I picked her up and held her tightly “I’m never gonna leave you ever again. I promise.” I whispered kissing her forehead. I walk back up the stairs quietly trying my hardest not to get caught “There they are!” I heard a voice yell. I turn around and see Bellatrix with a tall blond death eater by her side. “Get them!” She screeched sending a killing curse my way. I run while keeping my head low, I turn the hallways corner just in time before another curse would hit me. I run as fast as my legs can carry me, I see the dark oak doors in front of me. “Stupefy!” I heard a voice yell, I turned around when I heard two thumps. It was Draco with his wand pointed at Bellatrix and the blond death eater. He stunned them. “Go! Hurry! Before they wake up!” He yelled, I turned around quickly walking out the door then disapparating.

I appeared in a crowded place that I soon recognized as 'St. Mungo’s Hospital For Magical Maladies And Injured’. I quickly push my way through the crowd with Crissy tightly in my arms, after a few seconds I make it to the counter where a witch sits “Please help me! It’s me Fred Weasley who asked you if you seen this missing girl!” I said loudly over the people. “Just wait here!” She said before pressing a button on her desk, then two doctors came into the room pulling me towards an empty hospital room. “I-Is she okay?” I asked the doctor, he nodded his head “Yes, she’s going to be okay. Good thing you brought her here just in time. If she was in this condition for a few more days, she might have died.” I cried out covering my face in my hands. She’s okay. The doctor waved his wand over her body making her skin clean, her cuts a bit faded. “She must rest” The doctor said “Thank you” I whispered going to her bedside, he smiled before leaving the room. I grabbed Crissy’s hand in mine slowly rubbing my thumb over her knuckle “I’m s-sorry that I w-was late to our d-date, if I w-was there o-on time this p-probably wouldn’t have happened.” I said quietly “Don’t blame yourself Freddie” I heard a faint voice whisper, I looked at Crissy and saw that her eyes were barely open. “I love you so much. And I promise you that I’ll never ever let anything harm you ever again” I whisper kissing her lips “I love you too Freddie. Now let me sleep so that I’ll have enough energy to kiss you later.” She chuckled. I hoped into the bed and held her tightly in my arms, me the big spoon and she the little spoon. She nuzzled her face in my neck as I buried my nose in her hair smelling the scent I missed the most. I will always find her.



First Year spells;

Accio! (Summoning Charm) ;

- - Summons a specific object to the wand bearer. (Accio [name of object:]!)

Aguamenti! ;

- - It produces a jet of water from the witch or wizard’s wand.

Alohomora! ;

- - Unlocks doors

Descendo! ;

- - Causes any targeted object to move downwards.

Everte Statum! ;

- - Dueling spell used to send the opponent flying.

Flipendo! ;

- - The spell used to push or topple something.

(Hot-Air Charm) ; 

- - Causes wand to emit hot air. Non-verbal but requires a complicated wand movement.

Incendio! ;

- - Conjures fire

Lumos! ;

- - Makes light come out of the end of the bearer’s wand

Nox! ;

- - Puts out light from bearer’s wand (the opposite of Lumos!)

“Pack”! ;

- - Packs a trunk, or perhaps any luggage.

Petrificus Totalus! ;

- - Full body-bind, causes the victim to turn as stiff as a board

Reparo! ;

- - Fixes broken objects

Wingardium Leviosa! ;

- - Makes things levitate

Second Year spells;

(All First Year spells plus - )

Ardor Glacio! (Flame-Freezing Charm) ;

- - Causes fire to become harmless to those caught in it.

Avis! ;

- - Conjures birds

Colloportus! ;

- - Applies a magical lock on a door. Can only be lifted by the Alohamora spell

Furnunculus! ;

- - Gives the target boils

Homemun Revelio! ;

- - Reveals human presence in the vicinity of the caster.

Immobulis! ;

- - Freezes objects where they are.

Locomotor! ;

- - Causes the named object to ‘float’ and move around at the caster’s will. (Locomotor [object:])

Mobiliarbus! ;

- - Moves objects (generally plants)

Oculus Reparo! ;

- - Repairs glass

Orchideous! ;

- - Makes flowers come out of the bearer’s wand

Pluma pondus! (Featherweight Charm) ;

- - Makes something lightweight.

Quietus! ;

- - Makes voice quieter

Rictusempra! ;

- - Tickles victim and they laugh uncontrollably as a result.

Snufflifors! ;

- - Transfigures small books into mice

Tarantallegra! ;

- - Makes victim’s legs move uncontrollably.

Third Year spells;

(All First and Second Year spells plus -)

Arania Exumai! ;

- - Knocks over or throws back animals.

Ascendio! ;

- - Propels the caster of the spell upwards.

Carpe Retractum! ;

- - It releases a red beam that pulls items or heavy objects toward you, or you towards them.

“Eat Slugs”! ;

- - The victim vomits slugs.

Expelliarmus! ;

- - Disarms whoever the wand is aimed at

Flagrate! ;

- - With this spell, the caster’s wand can leave fiery marks.

Impedimenta! ;

- - This hex is capable of tripping, freezing, binding or knocking back the victim

Impervius! ;

- - Repels water from whatever the bearers wand is aimed at

Locomotor Mortis! ;

- - Stops someone from moving their legs

Lumos Maxima! ;

- - Generates a brilliant light. A more powerful version of the Lumos spell.

Point Me! ;

- - Four point spell, points to north; Makes the bearer’s wand act like a compass

Reducio! ;

- - Decreases the size of something

Riddikulus! ;

- - Defence against boggarts; Makes the boggart take the shape of the caster’s funniest thought

Spongify! ;

- - Allows the user to bounce on a magical gel-like substance

Trinus sursum! (Trip Jinx) ;

- - Once used, makes the victim trip.

Waddiwasi! ;

- - Shoots objects at a high speed

Fourth Year spells;

(All First, Second and Third Year spells plus -)

Ablegatio! (The Banishing Charm) ;

- - Causes the targeted object to be thrown away from the caster.

Alarte Ascendare! ;

- - Spell which causes something to shoot up into the air

Aparecium! ;

- - Makes invisible ink and general invisable things [to some extent:] appear

Cultivate Abeo! (Colour-changing charm) ;

- - Changes an object’s color

Declino alica! (Hex Deflection) ;

- - Deflects spells. Similar to a Shield Charm, but the spell doesn’t rebound

Densaugeo! ;

- - Makes the victims teeth enlarge

Diffindo! ;

- - Rips objects in half

Vera Verto! ;

- - The spell transforms an animal into a water goblet

Protego! ;

- - Shields the wand bearer from minor spells, charms, and hexes

Reducto! ;

- - The Reductor Curse blasts solid objects out of the way

Relashio! ;

- - Used to shoot sparks out or used underwater to shoot hot bursts of water

Risus hilaris! (Cheering Charm) ;

- - Victim becomes happy and contented [clumsiness may cause laughing fits:].

Scourgify! ;

- - Cleans dirt off anything

Stupefy! ;

- - Stunning spell

Tremo cruris! (Jelly-Legs Jinx) ;

- - The victim’s legs wobble uncontrollably, in a jelly-like fashion.

Fifth Year spells;

(All First, Second, Third and Fourth Year spells plus -)

Aqua Eructo! ;

- - Creates a large torrent of water, mainly to put out large fires [used by one or more wizards:]

Anapneo! ;

- - Clears obstructed airways

Arresto Momentum! ;

- - Slows the speed of a moving object that is falling.

Bombarda! ;

- - Spell that can blast open a door.

Deletrius! ;

- - An erasure spell. It erases images and magical “after-effects”.

Engorgio! ;

- - Enlarges objects

Ferula! ;

- - Bandages a wounded body part on whoever the wand is aimed at

Confundo! (Confundus Charm) ;

- - Causes the victim to become confused and befuddled.

Lacarnum Inflamari! ;

- - Ignites a flame in clothing.

Langlock! ;

- - Glues victim’s tongue to the roof of their mouth

Lux lucis! (Hand-held Light) ;

- - A small, handheld flame.

Oppugno ;

- - Causes animals or beings of lesser intelligence to attack the victim(s)

Planto maior! (Inflatus charm) ;

- - Causes someone to blow up like a balloon and fly away.

Prior Incantato! ;

- - Reveals previous spell(s) conjured by a wand

Rennervate! ;

- - Appears to rouse an unconscious person.

Silencio! ;

- - Used to tune out a person’s voice. Usually used to counteract the “Sonorus” spell.

Sonorus! ;

- - Magnifies a person’s voice

Tentatio volatilis! (Bat-Bogey Hex) ;

- - Causes bogies to turn into bats and attack the victim.

Ventus! ;

- - Shoots thin cord rope out of your wand. Once it’s out you can control the rope

Sixth Year spells;

(All First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Year spells plus -)

Confringo! ;

- - Causes anything that the spell comes into contact with to explode.

Deprimo! ;

- - Places immense downward pressure upon it’s target.

Duro! ;

- - Turns it’s target into stone.

Episkey! ;

- - Heals minor injuries

Finite Incantatem! ;

- - Neutralizes spells or a spell’s effect. Can stop mass commotion

Glisseo! ;

- - Causes the steps on a stairway to flatten and form a ramp, slide, or chute.

Incarcerous! ;

- - Ties someone or something up with ropes.

Legilimens ;

- - The caster can see victim’s memories. Only wizards who can fully cast the spell see clear memories.

Lumos Solem (or Solarem)! ;

- - Generates a brilliant blast of light, almost as bright as the sun.

Muffliato! ;

- - Fills ears of people around with a buzzing sound.

Mobilicorpus! ;

- - Creates invisible strings used to move bodies

Parum oculus! (Conjunctivitis Curse) ;

- - A curse that affects the victim’s eyesight and vision.

Punctum alica!(Stinging Hex) ;

- - Produces a stinging sensation in the victim.

Specialis Revelio! ;

- - Apparently causes an object to show its hidden secrets or magical properties.

Tergeo! ;

- - Clears away any liquid

Transtuli alius! (Transfiguration Spell) ;

- - Transforms non-living things into something else.

Seventh Year spells;

(All First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Year spells plus -)

Abeo cultivate! (Disillusionment Charm) ;

- - The target changes colour to match their background [not invisible:].

Cave Inimicum! ;

- - Spell used to strengthen an enclosure from enemies.

Cushion Meuscado! (Cushioning Charm) ;

- - Creates an invisible cushioned area.

Defodio! (Gouging Spell) ;

- - Causes deep gouges to appear in the object targeted by the spell.

Discrim Enres! (The Protean Charm) ;

- - Copies of an object are remotely affected by changes to the original.

Ebullio! (Bubblehead Charm) ;

- - A large bubble of air around the head of the user to breathe underwater.

Enervate! ;

- - Revives someone after being knocked out, or being the recipient of the Stunning Spell (Stupefy!)

Evanesco! ;

- - The vanishing spell. Makes anything vanish

Expecto Patronum! ;

- - A wall between the castor and a dementor. Only a powerful wizard can conjure a fully-fledged one

Geminio! ;

- - Creates a duplicate of any object cast upon [can not be used upon living creatures:].

Levicorpus! ;

- - A non-verbal spell that causes a person to be lifted off their feet and dangled in the air

Liberacorpus! ;

- - The counter spell for Levicorpus. Sets the person down from mid-air

Obliviate! ;

- - Eliminates a person’s memory. Usually used on Muggles who discover the Wizarding World

Occulto Mihi! (Concealment Charm) ;

- - Used to conceal something

Piertotum Locomotor! ;

- - Used to animate statues and suits of armour to do the caster’s bidding.

Portus! ;

- - Turns an object into a Portkey, a device which transports the toucher to a desired destination.

Serpensortia! ; - - Makes a snake come out of the bearer’s wand

Anapneo!: Saves a person from choking.

Aparecium!: Forces invisible ink to become visible

Avis: Shoots a bird out of the tip of your wand

Coloportus: seals a door together with a lousd squish

Densaugeo: Causes teeth to grow at an alarming rate.

Diffindo!: This causes something to split or break ie, someoneelse’s pants, a bookback, etc.

Rennervate!: used to revive someone who has been Stunned

Episky!: heals an injured person

Evansco!: causes an object to disappear

Ferula!: heals a break or a sprain

Finite Incantatem!: stops all spells

Flagrate!: affixes a large, flaming X on an object

Incendio!: Creates fire

Langlock!: glues toung to the roof of the mouth, rendering the peson upable to speak

Lebracorpus!: undoes Leviecorpus

Levicoupus!: lifts a person and turns him/her upside down

Mobiliarbus: moves trees from one place to another

Oppugno!: provokes something to attack your opponent

Portus!: casted on an object to create a Portkey

Serpensortia!: shoots a snake out of you wand

Stupefy: stuns your opponent

Tarantallegra!: causes one to tap dance frantically

Furnunculus!: causes victim to sprout boils

Impedimentia!: Slows down, attackers

Incarcerous: Places ropes around a person’s arms and legs, temporarily securing the prisoner.

Locomotor Mortis!: locks a person’s legs together

Mobilcorpus!: makes a person act like your puppet for a short period of time

Reducto!: reduces items to a fraction of their original size

Sectumsempra!: used to cover opponent in deep cuts

Protego Totalum: sheild charm that is used on a large area of land. ie: a campsite

Protego Horibilus: stronger sheild charm, blocks most of all curses/hexes/jinxes 


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Vera Verto by shewhxmustnxtbenamed. 


Words:281940 Chapters:47/47 Rated M

Authors Discription: Harry returns to Hogwarts for his 8th year, and it is quite adventurous; He gets in a relationship with his worst enemy, only to find out he is in cahoots with a previously known death eater. Harry tracks him down, leading to a domino effect of complicated situations.
Many things happen in this story. Harry goes back to the Dursley’s to get closure, Draco goes to the Burrow, The Weasley’s go to the Manor, Harry shows Draco the mirror of Erised, Draco wearing Harry’s Weasley sweater (a lot!), Harry tracks down the resurrection stone, Harry and Draco become godparents to someone other than Teddy, Andromeda and Narcissa make up, and there are a few near death experiences. This is full of Harry and Draco’s romance, but there is so, so much more.

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Veal and Venison

Dear Harry,

If you are reading this it means I died. I learned from Sirius about what doubts you have regarding your parents and I really do not want you thinking about those things about your parents. They were nineteen, and your father has just pulled himself out of his ass, and he was young, but your mother loved him. Trust me when I say, I know, she always did, in some way that grew and grew over the years but it was love, nevertheless.

You see, Harry, love is not a feeling you can help. But it is something that requires a choice. Your mother chose to love your father because she wanted to, because he was James Potter and he had been the love of her life, who grew to be a great man.

Your father chose to love your mother, despite her being Muggle-born, because she was Lily Evans, and she was never afraid of him, and she just treated him like plain old James.

All you have seen are memories of Severus about your parents, and as good a man as Severus became, he was, nevertheless, blinded about the relationship between your parents during their youth and refused to see what has been clear to everyone from the first day James and Lily Potter hexed each other in their first year. 

You see, your parents, loved each other very much, even before they were ready to admit it…

Fourth Year

“You know James, I could never understand why you would never, ever, show this side of yourself to the world. I just don’t get why you have to be a bullying toe rag all the time. Expecto Patronum!”

Lily sighed in frustration as a thin, silver wisp erupted from her wand.

James shook his head. “I already told you Lily, just relax. This isn’t like Charms or Transfiguration, you have to…”

“Just do it, I know that James! I just can’t seem to-”

James held Lily’s hand from behind and wrapped one arm around her waist.

“Leave this moment, think of the best day of your life, the happiest day…”

“When I received my letter from Professor-, why are you laughing!”

Lily huffed in resentment but slowly leaned her head back against James shoulders. “Everyone uses that memory, thinking that is when they are happiest. Going to school is not your happiest day Evans, it’s not anyone’s. Leaving I could get, but entering? No, it’s not entering the school Evans its what lies within the school. It’s not about knowing as much as doing. The happiest day of your life, is when you finally look at yourself, and like what you see. Expecto Patronum.”

Lily smiled softly at the beautiful stag that pranced around her, begging her to touch his antlers. “What are you thinking of when you create him?”

“You. I’m always happy when I’m with you.”

“James, please.”

“It was the first time we talked without you shouting at me, and without me hitting on you. It was after our second year, when Slughorn partnered us up for the brewing of a simple cure for boils and we went through the whole process without bickering because for once I was not acting like a prat because I badly needed a good grade in Old Sluggy’s subject. And after class, you walked me back to the common room and we talked. You talked. And you called me James, and we were friends ever since. I was happy. That was my happiest moment.”

Lily closed her eyes and clutched the hand James rested on her stomach, and closing her eyes raised her wand and the beautiful outline of a doe, blinding white, as white as his stag emerged. The doe’s graceful legs lead her to a trot until she reached the stag, and they playfully pranced around together until James nudged Lily and their patronuses faded into the night.

“A doe, huh.”

“You said to think about my happiest moment.”


“You are it.”

James flushed and said nothing. Lily found it endearing that James could be quiet around her.

So, you see Harry, your mom never hated your dad. She got annoyed with him a lot. There was never a day she was not annoyed and they got into shouting matches often enough, but your dad lets your mom scream it off her chest and when she’s done, he usually offers her some trinket and she finds it so ridiculous they end up going back to the way they were.

We all knew they loved each other before they did. Your mom and dad never dated anyone else apart from each other. And you don’t need me to tell you how hard it is for popular Quidditch players from popular families to dodge a plethora of women chasing after them - such is the fate of the Potter men.

What happened at the tree in fifth year was something Severus held to his heart very dearly, because that was when Lily made her choice between him and your dad. Lily may have told Severus that she did not like James Potter because he was a bully and a toe rag but she never meant it, in a way that you alienate your father…

Fifth Year

I really am sorry…

Lily, I cannot even begin to…

Dear Lily, Can you please…

I know nothing I say will change anything, but know that I am still sorry, for what Snape said to you, and for causing a rift between you but not for what I have done. I’m sorry that I am not sorry for it though, if it helps.

He stared for a moment at the words he wrote on his parchment with the self-inking muggle quill Lily called a pen when she gave it to him last year so they could pass notes in secret, without the noisy scratch of the quills on parchment.

Behind him, he heard a derisive snort and a sigh, as he waited anxiously for Lily’s reply.

Will you stop bullying people so much then? I mean, James, you have become so much more than this bully. YOU are a GOOD person, and I really hate it when I call you names (because I am so guilty) but there are things you do that just…

Lily watched as her message vanished, finding herself unable to finish it. She was angry at James for what he did to Severus, but the thing was Severus was not entirely defenceless. James did not attack from the back, he was too much of a Gryffindor bombom idiot for that. Severus had done many serious damage to James too. He doesn’t always fight clean.

I will stop bullying. I was a prat as a child Lil, you know that, you screamed me deaf for it, but the thing is Lil, I can’t bloody well take the insults Snivellus throws my way without a fight right?

She shook her head. That was the problem about James, he always felt it was necessary to fight back, no matter the cost.

James, pick your battles please.

She saw James’ shoulder droop and felt mad at herself for feeling sorry for James who, once more, let his arrogance get in the way of his brain. He was wrong, and he should be sorry for what he did, because if he didn’t that would mean he was just as bad as Snape.

I feel guilty, that I bullied Snape when we were younger, just because he was in Slytherin, and I was too much of a prideful punk that can’t admit I am awfully jealous of him because he had you. And I am sorry to him for making his life even more miserable, especially with his situation at home. I was a prat, and the Giant Squid was a better option than me. I am sorry for constantly harassing you when we were younger, always finding the need to impress you being equated to me acting like a prat and bloody hell, I am sorry for all the other idiotic things I have done with Moony and Padfoot and Wormtail. 

But I can never be sorry about defending you Lily. Not once.

Lily felt her heart melt at James’ words. She knows how guilty he is about his past actions, and she knows he is growing up into the best man he can be, and she knows just how much he cares about everything and anything and she knows that he is a good person, but he is often lead by his arrogance.

Before she can comfort him, however, a thin, bony hand, clasped the piece of parchment she was writing on and brought it away from her. She looked up to see the menacing eyes of Minerva McGonagall reading her and James’ exchange with pursed lips.

“I’m sure, Miss Evans and Mister Potter, that you thought it would be quite intelligent to pass notes whilst I am trying to make you change your animals into goblets, however, I most certainly do not. In any case, my class is not  a place to announce your undying love for each other. Ten points from Gryffindor.”

Lily winced as James smirked up at McGonagall. “Come on Professor, you know you’re impressed with how Evans and I charmed the parchment.”

McGonagall’s lips twitched but she maintained her stern stance even as humour danced in her eyes. “If only you would use your talents in my class, Potter, I would have gotten less problems.”

James tapped his owl with his wand thrice and murmured Vera Verto and his snowy white owl changed into a brilliant crystal goblet with red and gold  glass winding around the stem. “Like that professor?”

McGonagall held her stern look and raised her hands into the air. “Five points to Gryffindor and Potter, Evans? Take your love affair outside my classroom. I never wish to see your love notes ever again!”

The whole class sniggered as Lily flushed as red as her hair.

They were the best people one could ask for as students and friends. They were not afraid you see, very brave, very noble. And they were the envy of everyone in town.

It is very rare that a love such as theirs would exist, and you are very lucky Harry, to have them as parents.

No two people loved more than they did. I hope you know that. These are two of my fondest memories of your parents, Harry, and I hope you find some comfort here.

Your son, James, takes after his grand father very much. It seems as if I am forever cursed to be dogged by Potters for the rest of my life.

I wanted you to know your parents this way Harry, the way I knew them, and I wanted to tell you when I died so you won’t have to badger me about it.

You have great parents, Mr. Potter. It has been my greatest honour to have met them.

Take care of your family and send my regards to Hermione and Ron.


Minerva McGonagall

Headmistress, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry


I was a cat when your mom and dad had that conversation under the tree. Albus and I had a laugh.

Harry smiled as he folded the letter and held the two vials of memories tight in his hand. His pensieve is still playing his mom, young, with her bright hair obscuring her equally bright face as his dad turned and winked at her. 

They were in love he thought.

Bloody hell.