i'm 23, a huge harry potter addict and a mum of 2 boys (age 5 and 2 - also potter fans). i am an Arh Historian/History teacher. i love the fanfics, especially dry wit and sarcasm and fics set in post hogwarts (it lets me believe harry will live), and , more recently, HG/SS stories.
Summary: When Harry asked Dumbledore what happened to his hand at the beginning of HBP, he simply replied, "I have no time to explain now. It is a thrilling tale, I wish to do it justice." But what actually happened. This is the reason for Dumbedore's black hand and why he was too embarrased to tell anyone.