Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny, Draco/Astoria, Ron/Hermione
Summary: Sometimes, 'always' doesn't last as long as we expect it to.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Epilogue compliant? Yes, including an excerpt. Most of JKR's interview revelations, however, have been ignored, unless they happened to work for the story. :P
Word Count: ~27K
Author's Notes: Happy hd_holidays, mahaliem! I tried to include as much of your request as possible, including an in-character, but not completely evil Lucius, and a happy ending. XD I hope you like it!
I owe my two wonderful and fabulous betas many snogs for giving me this idea when the original one went pear-shaped and, of course, for whipping both me and this story into shape. (often rather forcibly ;P) ILU both! <3 <3
Thanks also to NQ and Tara for your patience, understanding and tireless efforts to run this amazing fest. You two rock in more ways than I can count. <3 <3
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