Title: The Price We Pay for Wings
Word Count: 13,600
Summary: Books have the power to shape young lives. At least that is the hope of the anonymous author of a best-selling series about a Muggle boy and his best friend on the eve of a world war. But stories do more than just shape the future: they can redress the wrongs of the past as well. But only as long as it’s not too late...
Warning: Character death (not Harry or Draco). What can I say, folks? This is a heartbreaker. Have your tissues handy.
Author’s Note: Fully DH and Epilogue compliant. djinniyah, you don’t know who I am, but I certainly know you. You have a mind and heart as beautiful and inspiring as your artwork, which I adore beyond words. This story doesn’t meet every single one of your requests, but I think you’ll find in it the echo of some of life’s – and love’s – truths. Have a blessed and happy holidays and a New Year full of radost.
( The Price We Pay for Wings )