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I've been doing a lot of preliminary work for a fic set late 1981/early 1982, and an odd thought occurred to me.

Why did the Lestranges go after the Longbottoms when they did? Why then? Why Frank and Alice?

I found myself wondering if it had anything to do with Sirius' apparent return to the fold. I have no doubt that Bellatrix and Sirius, both being wild, were close as children, a closeness which would have easily become hatred as Sirius turned away from the family. So, we come to late 1981. The Dark Lord is dead, and so are many of the Order, Bellatrix's immediate counterparts. Sirius is once again her favourite cousin, but he's already in Azkaban, brought down at what Bellatrix might consider his moment of glory.

It's easy to see why Bellatrix might want revenge, not just for Voldemort, but for Sirius. But why the Longbottoms?

We know Frank and Alice were highly respected aurors. We also know that Sirius was taken from the scene by Magical Law Enforcement (which seems to be mostly aurors - it isn't clear from book to book). As non-suspect members of the Order, they would probably have been on alert, especially once they ceased to be Voldemort's secondary target.

Did Frank and Alice arrest Sirius?
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Title: Our stern alarums chang'd to merry meetings
Rating: PG for language
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 1725
Prompt: Two boys kissing on a bench.
Notes: The end ^_^ I finished it! You guys are amazing - I really wouldn't have managed this without your comments. Title from Richard III.

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In Which James Potter Stops Talking About Mustard... )
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Title: As I am subtle, false, and treacherous
Rating: PG for language
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 1640
Prompt: Snowy mountains (um, yeah, I cut that bit)
Notes: The Order of the Phoenix. Title from Richard III.

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In Which Peter Pettigrew Draws A Map... )
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] dolabellae! ^_^

And here to celebrate the day, is a bundle of Slytherins (and a few others). I tried to wrap them up in a bow but they objected.

Rating: G
Characters: Andromeda, Lucius, Frank, Alice, Ted, Bellatrix, Sirius, Lily, Narcissa
Summary: It's only twenty minutes since they left King's Cross, and Head Girl Andromeda Black already wishes term was over. All she needs to do is stop Lucius sulking and find out who the new Head Boy is - oh, and stop the rest of her family killing anyone before they get to Grantham...

Blacks, Badges and Bellatrix on the Loose... )
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Title: He Capers Nimbly In A Lady's Chamber
Rating: G
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 2828
Prompt: Frost on windowpanes
Notes: Apologies for the delay - a combination of RL nasties, original fic demanding my attention and this one growing insanely. I wasn't going to cut it here but decided to for the sake of space. Tomorrow's will continue straight from here. Andromeda Tonks throws a dinner party. This one is for everyone who asked if Nymphadora was going to appear in this series. Title from Richard III



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In Which Nymphadora Tonks Stays Up Past Her Bedtime... )
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Title: Cheated Of Feature By Dissembling Nature
Rating: PG for language.
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 1244
Prompt: One kind word can warm three winter months.
Notes: I go for a three day moon. In January 1979 that's the 11th to the 13th. Remus isn't feeling too well the day before the moon. Title from Richard III



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In Which Alice Longbottom Climbs A Partition... )

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