Fortis Animi 'verse
"The arrow resembles the bird it will fly into." -Alice Fulton, "Echo Location"
For hundreds of years witches and wizards have been matched with their most magically compatible counterpart by a spell which marks a name on their skin. All this may unravel when Severus Snape wakes up on his sixteenth birthday to find the name "James Potter" on his arm.
- Part 1 of Fortis Animi 'verse
“Anguish is the universal language.” -Alice Fulton, Claustrophilia
In a universe where a centuries old spell matches you with your most magically compatible counterpart by revealing their name on your arm, Sirius and Remus are slowly coming to understand that love is a magic that is more than skin-deep.
- Part 2 of Fortis Animi 'verse
"We circle each other in a scared bolero,
imagining stratagems: postures and imposters.
Cold convictions keep us solo. I ahem
And hedge my affections. Who’ll blow the first kiss,
land it like the lifeforces we feel,
tickling at each wrist? It should be easy
easy to take your hand, whisper down this distance
labelled hers or his: what I like about you is..." -What I Like, Alice Fulton
Every choice we make changes us. In another life, Severus Snape blows off his meeting with the Malfoys to go see whatever it was James Potter wanted to show him for his birthday.
- Part 3 of Fortis Animi 'verse