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IF YOU'VE GOT A LANTERN HOLD IT HIGH

Summary: Three years after the war, a stranger arrives at Hogwarts with a letter addressed to Minerva McGonagall by the familiar hand of an old friend. Before the summer is through, the contents of the letter will bring together several lives that might otherwise never have touched.


Chapter Three: A Day at Diagon Alley )

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starfishstar: (lantern)
IF YOU'VE GOT A LANTERN HOLD IT HIGH

Summary: Three years after the war, a stranger arrives at Hogwarts with a letter addressed to Minerva McGonagall by the familiar hand of an old friend. Before the summer is through, the contents of the letter will bring together several lives that might otherwise never have touched.


Chapter Two: A Stranger in Someone Else’s Home )

 

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IF YOU'VE GOT A LANTERN HOLD IT HIGH

Summary: Three years after the war, a stranger arrives at Hogwarts with a letter addressed to Minerva McGonagall by the familiar hand of an old friend. Before the summer is through, the contents of the letter will bring together several lives that might otherwise never have touched.

Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Andromeda Black Tonks, original characters (Serena and Joy from "Raise Your Lantern High"), Teddy Lupin, briefly Hagrid, offscreen but alluded to often: Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks

Words: 
12,900 / Chapters: 4

Notes:

Set a few years after “Raise Your Lantern High” (not a sequel, since that story is complete – more of a “bonus extra”!) but it also works as a standalone if you haven’t read that story.

“Raise Your Lantern High” followed Remus and Tonks throughout HBP; the two original characters in this story, Serena and her daughter Joy (also known by her werewolf name, River), are characters Remus got to know during his time living with a werewolf pack that year. I’ll include some more background at the bottom of chapter 1, if you’d like to know more, but again, I don’t think you’ll be confused if you just dive in!

(Note for those coming here from “Raise Your Lantern High”: the character was known as Joy in that story, because it was from Remus’ perspective and he thought in human names; here you’ll see her as River, because it’s from her own perspective. And yet I’ve used Serena’s human name here, because she’s among humans and thus using her human name …And yes, I do realise I made this complicated for myself when I created the construct of werewolf vs. human names!)

My great thanks to [personal profile] gilpin25 who provided such a thoughtful beta-read of this story. (And Brit-picking, too!) I appreciate it so much.

Read here, or on AO3.


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Chapter One: A Visitor at Hogwarts )

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TWENTY YEARS ON


Summary: Twenty drabbles about twenty characters, and where they are twenty years on from the start of the Harry Potter series – in honour of the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, first published on 26 June, 1997. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRY POTTER!

Characters: Aberforth, Andromeda, Angelina, Arthur, Charlie, Dean, Draco, Fleur & Bill, George, Ginny, Hagrid, Harry, Hermione, Luna, Minerva, Molly, Neville, Percy, Ron, Teddy

Rating: G

Words: 2,000 exactly

Notes:

By “twenty years on from the start of the Harry Potter series” I mean I’ve set this roughly in the summer of 2011, so it’s 20 years after the start of the main action of Philosopher’s Stone (1991: Harry’s 11th birthday/getting his Hogwarts letter), and 13 years after the end of Deathly Hallows (1998: when Harry’s nearly 18).

Probably some small deviations here from Pottermore and latterly JKR revelations about characters’ post-canon lives, since I tend to view those as interesting expanded universe but not strictly canon, and because in some characters’ cases I’d already written stories and established headcanons before JKR’s info came out. Minor stuff, though! Details like where Fleur works. :-)


Read on AO3, or here below:


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TWENTY YEARS ON )



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RAISE YOUR LANTERN HIGH

Summary: In which Remus and Tonks fight battles, arrest criminals, befriend werewolves, overcome inner demons and, despite it all, find themselves a happy ending. A love story, and a story of the Order years. (My Remus/Tonks epic, which has been years in the making! This is the second half of the story, set in the Half-Blood Prince year.)

Chapter 13: Coming Together and Moving Apart )
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WAITING FOR THE SNOW

Summary: Four days. Victoire will be back from France in four days. Teddy can survive that...right?

Characters: Teddy, Victoire, Andromeda, Molly, Harry, one OC

Words: ~3,300

Notes: Here's the first one of the fics I wrote for this year's [livejournal.com profile] rt_morelove... It's Teddy/Victoire (and Teddy + all his wonderful extended family), with mentions of Remus and Tonks. FYI, I use my own headcanons for Teddy, so my stories don't necessarily align with JKR's latter-day Pottermore and/or Twitter revelations. I've also left the context here vague enough that it can be compatible with my Andromeda story "Saying Yes" (in which Teddy of course features prominently) if you want it to be!

This year at [livejournal.com profile] rt_morelove I found myself on this odd kick of trying to use as many of the prompts as I could (I got in 10 out of 30!), so this was written for:

21, Write a fic with 'If you are reading this' as your opening line
and also:
16, Teddy finds his parents' friends have very different tales to tell about them
26, the first snow
20 [picture of tranquil winter woods with sun setting through the trees]


I really wanted to take that sad sounding "If you are reading this" and turn it into something happy. :-)

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Waiting for the Snow )
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RAISE YOUR LANTERN HIGH

Summary: In which Remus and Tonks fight battles, arrest criminals, befriend werewolves, overcome inner demons and, despite it all, find themselves a happy ending. A love story, and a story of the Order years. (My Remus/Tonks epic, which has been years in the making! This is the second half of the story, set in the Half-Blood Prince year.)

Chapter 3: To the Wolves )

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RAISE YOUR LANTERN HIGH

Summary: In which Remus and Tonks fight battles, arrest criminals, befriend werewolves, overcome inner demons and, despite it all, find themselves a happy ending. A love story, and a story of the Order years. (My Remus/Tonks epic, which has been years in the making! This is the second half of the story, set in the Half-Blood Prince year.)

Characters: Remus, Tonks, and all the others (Molly, Arthur, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Ted, Andromeda, Hermione, Harry, Mad-Eye Moody, Gawain Robards, Auror Savage, Auror Proudfoot, John Dawlish, Snape, McGonagall, Kingsley, Aberforth, Rosmerta, Fred, George, Ron, Ginny, Bill, Fleur, Percy, Scrimgeour, Neville, Luna, Fenrir Greyback, other members of the Order, werewolf OCs, other OC characters)

Chapters: 22 (in this, Part Two of the series; 40 chapters total between both Part One (BtLiML) and Part Two (RYLH))

Chapter 1: Get Back On )
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SAYING YES

Summary:
At 17, Andromeda Black thought being in love was everything. At 57, Andromeda Tonks knew better. Yet the first time Kingsley Shacklebolt asked her out, she surprised herself by saying yes.

Characters: Andromeda Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Teddy Lupin and ensemble (Harry! Ginny! Molly! Kingsley's kids! All the Potters and Weasleys!)

Words: ~29,000

Story:

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen

Story also available on AO3.
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SHELTER AT YOUR DOOR

Summary: Over the years, one young man keeps turning up at Andromeda's door.

Pairing: Andromeda/Remus

Characters: Andromeda, Remus, Sirius, others

(Parts 1–3 are here. Parts 4–6 are here.)

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SHELTER AT YOUR DOOR, 7–9 )
 
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SHELTER AT YOUR DOOR

Summary: Over the years, one young man keeps turning up at Andromeda's door.

Pairing: Andromeda/Remus

Characters: Andromeda, Remus, Sirius, others

(Parts 1–3 are here.)

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SHELTER AT YOUR DOOR, 4–6 )

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SHELTER AT YOUR DOOR

Summary: Over the years, one young man keeps turning up at Andromeda's door.

Pairing: Andromeda/Remus (I know I know I know how weird that sounds, but bear with me… It's very much an AU, and I promise that makes it all right! There's no infidelity or anything – it's an entirely alternate scenario.)

Characters: Andromeda, Remus, Sirius, other characters

Words: ~12,700 (in 9 short chapters)

SHELTER AT YOUR DOOR, 1–3 )
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CAN'T RETURN, WE CAN ONLY LOOK

Summary: Newlyweds Tonks and Remus come to dinner. Ted and Andromeda observe them from the other side of the weight of years.

Characters: Ted, Andromeda, Tonks and Remus

Words: 1,070

Notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] rt_morelove Twelfth Night Tales, for prompt #4, “multiple narrators, not to include R/T.” (This story stands alone, but certainly draws on my headcanon from "A New World Bursting into Bloom" and returns to themes explored in "Already There" and "Go On, Try.") Title from "The Circle Game" by Joni Mitchell.

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Can't Return, We Can Only Look )

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BE THE LIGHT IN MY LANTERN

Summary: In which Remus and Tonks fight battles, arrest criminals, befriend werewolves, overcome inner demons and, despite it all, find themselves a happy ending. A love story, and a story of the Order years. (At long last, my Remus/Tonks epic, which has been years in the making!)

Note: Okay, so here's my posting plan for the next weeks – because things are about to get (even more) hectic for me, I'm going to switch to posting chapters every two weeks. So I won't post a chapter next Friday, but I will post on or around Friday two weeks from now. And on or around Friday two weeks after that. And then that's it for Part 1! (Part 2 will follow...) Oh, and as always, this story is simultaneously updating at AO3 and FF.


Chapter 16: The Calm before the Storm )
starfishstar: (lantern)
BE THE LIGHT IN MY LANTERN

Summary: In which Remus and Tonks fight battles, arrest criminals, befriend werewolves, overcome inner demons and, despite it all, find themselves a happy ending. A love story, and a story of the Order years. (At long last, my Remus/Tonks epic, which has been years in the making!)

Chapter 13: Breakout )

starfishstar: (lantern)
BE THE LIGHT IN MY LANTERN

Summary: In which Remus and Tonks fight battles, arrest criminals, befriend werewolves, overcome inner demons and, despite it all, find themselves a happy ending. A love story, and a story of the Order years. (At long last, my Remus/Tonks epic, which has been years in the making!)

Notes: Yes, I've changed the title of the story – to "Be the Light in My Lantern" from the old working title "The Beginning of Something." The new title is from a song by Josh Ritter, "Lantern." Josh is one of my all-time favorite songwriters, and this is a song of his that I also sometimes play/perform; it's an anthem of hope and love even in dark times.

Chapter 4: The Captive and the Cousin )

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LIKE A CAT IN THE SUN

Summary: Remus is in a house full of women.

Characters: Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Andromeda Tonks, Molly Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Fleur Delacour

Words: ~1,000

Notes:

Yet another story inspired by something [livejournal.com profile] stereolightning said. Thank you for being a wonderful muse!

In my head, this takes place very shortly after "Easter Sun," i.e., after the start of Hogwarts' Easter break, but before the Weasley family has to go into hiding, during Deathly Hallows. An incongruous time for a happy, sunny scene, perhaps, but I really wanted it to be there.

Story:

Like a Cat in the Sun )

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ALREADY THERE

Summary: 
Remus returns to Tonks, and Remus and Andromeda have a conversation.

Characters: Remus, Tonks, Andromeda

Words: ~2,000

Already There )
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A NEW WORLD BURSTING INTO BLOOM
(second half of the story; continues from the first half)

Summary:

“Andromeda Black, I like you.” Ted grinned. “You want to go to Hogsmeade together next weekend?”

“What? No,” Andromeda said. “Wait, what are you asking me?”

Was he laughing at her? She was quite sure he was laughing at her. “I’m asking you if you want to go to Hogsmeade with me.”

“I – no. I’m sorry.” Andromeda winced as she said it, but she couldn’t think of a kinder way to reject him. She walked away wondering what in Merlin’s name made him think that was a reasonable thing to ask.

It was only much later, after the lights in the dormitory were out, that it occurred to Andromeda to wonder what made her think it wasn’t.


Story:

A New World Bursting into Bloom, second half )
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A NEW WORLD BURSTING INTO BLOOM

Summary:

“Andromeda Black, I like you.” Ted grinned. “You want to go to Hogsmeade together next weekend?”

“What? No,” Andromeda said. “Wait, what are you asking me?”

Was he laughing at her? She was quite sure he was laughing at her. “I’m asking you if you want to go to Hogsmeade with me.”

“I – no. I’m sorry.” Andromeda winced as she said it, but she couldn’t think of a kinder way to reject him. She walked away wondering what in Merlin’s name made him think that was a reasonable thing to ask.

It was only much later, after the lights in the dormitory were out, that it occurred to Andromeda to wonder what made her think it wasn’t.

Characters: Andromeda, Ted, various Black family members

Rating: PG-13 for brief mentions of sex between consenting teenagers

Words: ~11,000

Notes: The idea for this story was initially inspired by MandyinKC, who has called Ted the "great unseen character" in my Andromeda stories – crucial to the story, yet always just offstage. I wanted to give Ted his chance to appear onstage, too!

Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] stereolightning for beta-reading!

Oh, and I don't think I've ever thought to say this, but everything I post here can also be found at AO3 – under the same user name, starfishstar – if you prefer reading stories there. This story, for example, is here.

(This story formerly titled "A Series of Firsts.")

Story:

A New World Bursting into Bloom )

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