The true time-turner was slammed savagely into Hermione's throat. It shattered against her neck, bits of glass and gold piercing into her skin. The last thing she saw before blackness consumed her was a plume of metallic dust and vitreous fragments, tiny prisms dancing behind her eyelids.
(In which Hermione accidentally ends up in 1950, pitted against an ascending Dark Lord in his prime, caught in the entanglement of pureblood politics, dark magic, and Tom Riddle's interest)
Podfic by Seollem available here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2PjMYX0TZdsZ1BzRxkH4S3
Josephine Potter has much more in common with Regulus Black that she ever would've guessed, than she ever would've cared to admit. And the more she learns about him, the more she doesn't want to let go.
Post-war AU romantic thriller: Hermione had been without a wand for over a year, without a friend for four years, and without a fight in her heart to keep on running for over a month. The anniversary of Voldemort's success was always a day she felt plagued by memories of her past. Images of the battle flooded her brain endlessly. But it always ended with the image of Harry lifeless in Hagrid's arms. Voldemort allowed those who wished to change sides do so, and the rest were snatched and separated. What was left of the order was given direction to run so that they could regroup and save the rebellion. Hermione was the only one who managed to escape in time. Muggles were set to be enslaved; muggleborns and half-bloods were killed once determined as such. The undetermined that weren’t documented as pure, were taken to internment camps run by Voldemort’s highest ranking death eaters. Hermione is captured, taken to an internment camp. Alone and trapped in the internment camp Hermione has to use her wit to escape. Draco is searching for her, giving up his life and disguising himself as an undetermined to be taken to the same inernment camp, hoping to rescue her. Hermione has no awareness of Draco's lifetime of feelings for her.
“The essence of totalitarian government, and perhaps the nature of every bureaucracy, is to make functionaries and mere cogs in the administrative machinery out of men, and thus to dehumanize them.“
After Voldemort wins over Wizarding Britain, Hermione emerges from hiding to undertake a dangerous mission for the now-decimated Order. Using a modified Polyjuice Potion, she adopts a new identity and begins working undercover at the Ministry of Magic, alongside Draco Malfoy.
Sure enough, not five seconds later, the door cracked open, and a tall boy with green lining on his robes strode into the Hospital Wing. Hermione absent-mindedly noticed his attractive face, but she was more focussed on his uniform.
Lord, that looks stuffy, was her first thought.
At least he knows how to tie a proper Windsor knot, was her second.
Hermione wakes up in 1943 alone, annoyed, and uninformed.
And why the hell was life so determined to pit her against Tom bloody Riddle, anyway?
When Auror Potter is anonymously cursed with silence by being forced to hide his own voice inside his mind, there's unfortunately only one person in the country with the qualifications to fix it: Certified and Licensed Healer Legilimens, Draco Malfoy, specialist in Mind Curses and Afflictions. It's obviously a terrible idea, a disaster waiting to happen, but Draco's never been able to back down from a challenge... especially from Potter.
Features fuzzy cartoon slippers, devious house elves, 90s music, and lots—LOTS—of memories. Ron is annoyingly hot, Hermione sees right through you, Harry is a powerful idiot, and Draco is a reclusive masochist that would buy an entire city if it would make a kid happy. (And Pansy is "5'2, I wanna dance with you, and I'm sophisticated fun.")
- Part 1 of The Ordeal of Being Known
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17 Sep 2022