Riddle’s undivided attention snapped to him with the swiftness of shattering glass. His turbulent magic receded from where it had besieged the shop.
"You,” he breathed.
Coiling in leisurely motions, the eager tendrils of his magic reached for Harry, swathing about his limbs and neck and chest with a liquid, flowing fascination.
"I’ve been looking for you,” Riddle continued, tilting his head to the side and sweeping his gaze over Harry. It was an appraisal that felt simultaneously like the raking of iron nails and the tender drapery of silk.
It was so familiar, and yet… so foreign.
In the winding streets of Knockturn Alley, an intricate dance of mutual obsession unravels between twenty-three-year-old Tom Riddle and a time-travelling Harry Potter.
Bookmarked by kitsunechan28
27 Feb 2021
Here we arrive in a world where the Potters had two children rather than one, and Petunia's quest for normalcy didn't leave her married to Vernon Dursley. When Lavinia Potter is reluctantly sent to Petunia for the safety of her twin brother Oliver, the elder of the Evans sisters feels a connection to the rejected child, and her wish to one-up Lily returns in the form of raising her child to become the best she could be. Lavinia Potter comes to Hogwarts ready to take it by storm, with an aunt who loves her, a lifetime of preparation, the happiness to make it, and the guts to get it done.
- Part 1 of Spite and Normalcy
“Hush, Harry,” came Voldemort’s soothing voice. “I shall take… such good care of you.”
“I desire our reunion sooner rather than later. Come back to me, and I will ensure that you are as utterly comfortable as I can make you. You may be assured that I will never rest my immortal body until I have you once again.”
“I did not intend to – ”
“You did so intend! Well? Will you finally stop moping now that the box was not-empty for a night?”
“No,” Voldamort snarled. “This fixes nothing.”
A retrospective tale of language gaps, of untrustworthy memories, and of the culmination of a millennia long affair between a Dark Lord and a counterrevolutionary.
– (summary edited 2020.12.19)
- Part 2 of the Fine Art of Historical Revisionism
“I may not know Muggle composers, but I do know Muggle philosophers: ‘Man is by nature a political animal’,” Harry hissed softly. “But, I have no interest in being an animal. I want to be a monster, and I think you know the game far better than the way you’re playing.”
Harry’s eyes widened, and his breath was strangled in his lungs. He waited for Riddle to respond, wondering if he’d played his hand too early.
But, then, Riddle tilted his head, and a terrifying smile crossed his face.
“Mr. Potter, you are not what I expected,” Riddle said.
And so Harry said, “Good. Do I have your attention, Mr. Riddle?”
Fandoms: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
15 Feb 2021
Dumbledore and his sycophants really should have thought twice about screwing Harry Potter over. oh, well, its their mistake.