Summary: Dumbledore is gone, or is he? Harry feels the weight of the world rests on his shoulders, but he is soon to learn that his brooding nature and desire to face his fate alone may be his greatest weakness. It is his emotions, or rather his capacity for emotion that makes him strong, and his relationships his greatest source of strength.
When the summer begins and he faces a fortnight with the Dursleys everything he knows, or rather thinks he knows comes into question. Can he... should he do this all alone? And is he anywhere near ready?
Hogwarts is to be re-opened, the Ministry officially endorsing it as the safest possible place to be. As his birthday approaches there are monumental surprises in store for Harry. Who is he really? And what about his family, who came before his mother and father? Why is the Potter name so famous, and yet so unknown?
Encouraged not to run off to face his fate he returns to Hogwarts for his final year, but surprises abound at the school as well.
Can Harry become the wizard he needs to be to face the Dark Lord? Will he let the people he respects and love really help him? And what of help from unexpected sources; sources he might never trust?
Hay Jeo! I have read many fics but yours is really outstanding. The part on Draco and Snape is really insteresting as there is no such thing in Jo's writting. It is really a great alternative to DH and I do hope you will keep on writting because I will keep on reading!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. I have been trying desperately to get back to writing this story, but it seems every time I knock out a few more words something in my life goes haywire. I am however working on the next chapter and have no plans of abandoning the work. Please be patient. Reviews are a great encouragement.\r\n\r\nThank you so much !!!!