WOW! I'm thoroughly impressed. Your prose and figurative language is very nice indeed. I decided to read your fic because there were no reviews and that's always sad, and I'm glad that I did. Your ending was extremely poignant, and reminded me of "Bittersweet" (see my Favorites). There's no real plot similarities, just a similar feeling to the emotions and style. However, there were a few things that I just didn't like about your fic. I don't think that Order members will accompany Harry and his friends; that's the whole reason JKR killed off Sirius and Dumbledore, to leave Harry no one to protect and shelter him. I also dislike the terms "final battle" and "golden trio." They reek of fandom, not canon, which I am a stickler for. No more qualms, though. I respect that this is your story, mind, so you don't have to actually apply my CC. Maybe you could write something else as well? Please?