When Harry offers himself up to be killed, instead of choosing to go back and fight Voldemort, he stays. He sticks around afterlife's Way-station, befriends death, and watches as the world changes in his absence. But eventually comes a great evil that even Voldemort cannot overcome, and upon his death, the Dark Lord begs the tired master of death to find a way to save the magical world. Harry selflessly decides to go back, but it has to be done on a specific night, when the veil is thinnest, one connected to him and the hallows... and there is only one night that meets the criteria. The night his parents died. Can Harry save the world as he is forced to relive his life from childhood? Can the master of death become a savior once more? Or has he spent too long in the afterlife to know how to live?
- Part 1 of Painted