1 Work in Morfin Gaunt/Lily Evans Potter
"Can you believe it?" Hepzibah prattled on. "Three relics from the Founders, all in my - Are you alright, dear?
Tom blinked. He fixed a bland smile onto his features. "Oh, yes. I'm very well. Just . . . wait, did you say three?"
"Oh," she flushed, fanning herself. "Yes. My most priceless possession, really. It's a bit controversial, but I suppose . . . you wouldn't want to see it, would you?"
Harry Gaunt is one of the last remaining Slytherin heirs, raised in squalor for half of his life, and raised in luxury for the rest. But he's little more than a parlor trick for his foster mother, Hepzibah Smith, speaking in Parseltongue to amuse her guests. Life is dull, until he meets Tom Riddle.
Tom once had nothing; then he had a diary. A snake. And a ring. Soon, he will have more. A locket. A cup. And a boy.
A boy just like him.