4 Works by AnyaYanko in Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Everything goes wrong that night in the Graveyard. Dumbledore is there to pick up the pieces.
Canon Divergence AU
Dumbledore raises Harry from the age of four after the Dursleys are found to be unfit guardians.
They live in relative isolation, away from the pressures and dangers of the wizarding world, until Harry turns eleven. Then they return to Hogwarts together in the role of headmaster and student.
Nothing has changed except for Harry and Dumbledore and what they mean to each other.
And that changes everything.
‘It all started with a hug...’
When Harry reaches out unexpectedly his relationship with the headmaster changes forever. Dumbledore has always been there for him but they have never really allowed themselves to get close. Not physically, anyway.
Now Harry is being showered with affection but he still can’t seem to get enough. There’s a hole in his soul and he doesn’t even care if what is happening is ‘inappropriate’ or ‘wrong.’
The healer let out a heavy sigh; a sound that no patient ever wanted to hear.
‘Bachelor’s Blight,’ he said sadly. ‘There’s no doubt about it.’ He glanced up at Harry’s face. ‘You are single, I assume?’
‘Uh - Yes,’ Harry stuttered, ‘but wh - what does that have to do with it?’
‘The curse only affects people who are un-married. Usually men. Hence the name.’
He reached for the flower cutting, peeling back the parchment that Harry had wrapped it in, and brushed his fingers over the petals.
‘It’s enchanted so that you’ll want to pick it up and touch it and the curse falls on your hands, making them grow weaker and weaker. In some cases it can spread up the arms and even to the chest, paralysing half the body.’
Cursed by something sweet, beautiful and entirely innocent. When Harry plucks a mysterious blue flower from his garden it stains his hands an inky blue. He’s fallen prey to Fidelium Familius, a flower that targets single men, and the only way to break its curse is to marry someone who truly loves him.
Unfortunately this is no easy task. There are very few people left who are free and unattached, and no one who loves him. Except, perhaps, his old headmaster.