Title: The Cards You’re Dealt
Summary: They meet the summer after the war at Hogwarts. One, wishing the world could stop for one minute and he could hide away. The other hoping for a new start and the ability to move forward. In each other, they may just find the strength to build themselves back up, along with the shattered walls of Hogwarts.
Warnings (if any): EWE assumed, harsh language, some angst and nudity.
Total word count: 12,037
Original prompt request number: 91
Disclaimer: This story/artwork is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros. Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Author's notes: This was a delight to write, though, once again, it turned out so much longer than I planned. Thank you to all my elves to kicking me through this and getting me to finish it and make it something I could be completely happy with, and thank you to the mods for giving me extra time. ♥
Beta(s): Patrick and leela_cat, who really whipped this story into shape in the end.
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