The first thing Percival Graves does after being released back into the world is buy a new wand. The Aurors recovered his ebony wand from Grindelwald but Graves can’t even look at it, let alone pick it up. He goes to Greymalkin’s the minute he’s let out of the hospital and tries half a dozen wands. Some spark, a few smoke, but only one really works. The wand that chooses him is raw aspen, whiter than bone and so rough that Graves gives himself a splinter conjuring up a storm of brilliant red birds.
Greymalkin eyes the wand distrustfully. “Eleven and a half inches,” he says, sounding sour. “With a dragon heartstring core. One of Ollivander’s. Shoddy work, if you ask me.”
The wand hums against his fingertips. Graves buys it, tucks it up under his sleeve, and keeps it there, splinters and all, until he manages to fall into a fitful sleep later that night.
The second thing Graves does is quit his job, because honestly.
The third thing Graves does is get jumped by Credence Barebone in an alley.
(Underwent revision; completed 9/12/2018)
Fandoms: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
02 Mar 2017
After being hit with an unknown curse, Hermione's health and future are very much in question. Severus Snape steps up to care for her when no one else can (or will). Story takes place roughly 4 or 5 years after DH. Lots of characters, lots of love for Hermione, lots of friendship. Snape is a super good guy...albeit reluctantly.
The last thing Severus can remember is overhearing a prophecy in a dingy, goat-scented pub. Now there’s a James Potter clone with Lily’s eyes, a much aged Minerva McGonagall, and an infuriatingly familiar woman with wild hair all saying he is not a loyal Death Eater. Looking in a mirror proves that he is, indeed, suddenly pushing fifty. All in all, not his best day.
Hermione spends her summer afternoons with Severus as he recovers from Nagini's bite while Ron tries to deal with Fred's death. WINNER: First Place 2017 Haven Awards, Best Time Turner. HEA. Rated: Mature. Lemons. Warning: abusive!Ron; domestic violence. As always, thanks for reading.
Antonia Carter Stark takes no shit and no prisoners.
Bookmarked by ridetheluck
03 Dec 2018