Men become accustomed to poison by degrees - Victor Hugo
It is October 1949: Lycus Malfoy is dying, quarantined in his house alone but for his wife, Adelaide, who still hopes there is a miracle cure; Eileen Prince has vanished into a Muggle life, washing the dead and arranging flowers, away from the sneers she endured at school; Cygnus and Orion Black are at war with each other even as they bury their secrets six feet deep.
There is a murderer on the loose, shrouded in paranoia, and the old structures, things of blood and age and time, are starting to crumble.
And a ship arrives from Lübeck bringing Tom Riddle home.
Ambrosius Yaxley: aspiring Death Eater and lover of all things illicit. Edward Bulstrode: aspiring Auror and lover of books and knowledge.
They make an unlikely pair, the two of them. When their relationship fails, they go their separate ways, thinking it is the end. But when their paths cross in the First Wizarding War, on opposite sides of the conflict, they find themselves torn as duty meets desire.
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Hogwarts was a place where dreams were supposed to be realized. Where students were encouraged to dream of all they could be. But in a time where war made mosters of them all, there was no place for dreaming. Follow the girls of Gryffindor as they come face-to-face with their own demons. Are they strong enough to face the shadows or will they be consumed?