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All That We See Or Seem by IamShadow Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]

Harry collapses after seeing his children off on the Hogwarts Express. When he awakes, things aren't as they were.

Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Madam Pomfrey, Remus Lupin, Ron Weasley
Genres: Angst, Drama, General
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Angst, Contains Spoilers for DH, Hurt/Comfort, Minor Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10884 Read Count: 8747
[Report This] Published: 05/06/2008 Updated: 05/17/2008
Reviewer: QueenHal Signed
Date: 07/11/2008 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter Seven: If Hope Has Flown Away

Well, this is a little jewel! It's hard to be satisfied, knowing Harry had so little to do with Voldemort's final demise... but the things we get in exchange are such gems: Remus and Tonks! Neville defeating Bella! I'm looking forward to seeing life after "The Chosen One"

Author's Response:

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.

I've played with the idea a couple of times now of Harry's role in the final defeat being minimal. To be built up for so many years to be this 'final solution' to the problem of Voldemort...  I think the emotional fallout from that would be quite harsh for Harry, whether he did the deed or not. He went into the forest in canon fully expecting to die. Surviving would leave him with a sense of superfluousness, and he'd need something else to give him direction. In this story, it's Remus, and presumably Tonks and Teddy as well. That's not to say that his other friends won't be helping and supporting him, but being a part of Remus's family will be the anchor he needs for some time, until he works out who he is as a person without the constant threat Voldemort presents.