February 12th, 2004

Crookshanks Words: Liddow

The War Within - Chapter 1


The War Within

by

Arrmaitee



SUMMARY:

HP/DM SLASH! This saucy, romantic comedy involves an angsty, suicidal Harry whose love life gets completely revamped by a sex-crazed, manipulative red head. Will Ginny mastermind Harry’s seduction of his one true ferret? Does she have her own agenda? Hmm, let’s think...
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CHAPTER 1: HARRY’S WAR


The story begins on July 30, 1996, fifteen minutes before midnight, almost two months after the end of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.


GINNY – THE HOT DATE


It was a dark and stormy night. Well, not really. But the smog in London was so thick that it just looked dark, and quite frankly, Ginny was storming. She took out a map of the city and scanned it for the fifth time, trying to find the location of the stupid Muggle pub at which she had agreed to meet her Muggle-born boyfriend. Dean Thomas told her to meet him at Ye Old Geezer Pub in London at 11:00 PM; she was now forty-five minutes late and she still didn’t know where it was. He said something about it being near the Green Park Tube Station. Did he know how many green parks there were in London? How was she supposed to know which park he was referring to?

Ginny finally found the ramshackle joint located about five minutes from Buckingham Palace. She stormed into the pub and looked for a tall, black bloke with a goofy facial expression who said the word “cool” way too fucking much. It shouldn’t be that difficult to find him because everyone in the pub was over sixty and...
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The War Within - Chapter 3



CHAPTER 3: BUTTERBEER AND BOYS



GINNY – BUTTERBEER AND BOYS



While Harry was shopping at Quality Quidditch Supplies, Ginny Weasley was snooping around The Apothecary in Diagon Alley. She played with a small pouch full of Galleons in her right hand, musing over how she had received the money.
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The War Within - Chapter 4



CHAPTER 4: THE MIDNIGHT DUEL



HARRY – THE TRUTH ABOUT GINNY WEASLEY


The Hogwarts Express arrived at Hogsmeade Station around 8:00 PM that night. Harry was relieved; he could only put up with so much snoring from Hermione. After donning their robes and clawing through a barricade of prepubescent girls guarding the last carriage door, Harry and Hermione were able to rescue Ginny, Ron and Neville from their captors. Neville was still a bit flustered. He obviously was completely unaware of the fact that all this attention was due to his newfound good looks...
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The War Within - Chapter 5



CHAPTER 5: REINVENTING RON



HARRY – TEARS OF JOY


Harry slouched forward in his hospital bed in the infirmary. It was just after 5:00 AM. He hadn’t slept at all since the duel with Malfoy. Harry rubbed his dry, itchy eyes and evaluated his solitude. He was numb... paralyzed... haunted by his own stoicism. Collapse )
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The War Within - Chapter 6



CHAPTER 6: DECONSTRUCTING MALFOY



HARRY – THE SECRET


The sky hadn’t fallen... yet. Harry stared curiously at the infirmary’s ceiling... waiting to be entombed in a pile of broken stone blocks. But the ceiling didn’t budge... and neither did Harry. He was still in shock, repeating Ginny’s destabilizing question in his mind...
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The War Within - Chapter 7



CHAPTER 7: THE SECOND KISS



HARRY – PLAN B


Harry woke up Saturday morning feeling refreshed. It was almost 10:30 AM. He stretched out on his bed and fumbled around until he found his glasses. He needed to get up and dressed for Hogsmeade ASAP, as he had promised Hermione that he would meet up with her in the Common Room at 11:00 AM. After pushing aside his bedside curtains, Harry opened his chest and noticed, in the right-hand corner, a shallow stone basin with odd symbols and runes carved around its edge. The basin emitted a silvery steam and glowed as Harry gazed into it.
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The War Within - Chapter 8



CHAPTER 8: POTTER ON THE PROWL



DRACO – REVENGE, MALFOY-STYLE (PART DEUX)


It was Saturday at 7:00 PM. Draco was sitting in The Three Broomsticks, eating pub food and having drinks with his new ‘girlfriend,’ when he first noticed Potter and Ginny Weasley arrive. Draco snickered and gazed back over at the pug-faced, piglet Parkinson swooning in front of him… Her aroma was nauseating and the taste of her saliva still rotted at the pit of his mouth. Ugh! It was really disgusting… He would never kiss her again… But that last kiss was definitely worth it.
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