Aug. 19th, 2011

the_water_clock: abstract painting (Untitled (Seagram Mural) 1959)
Author: Clio
Title: The Trick Is to Keep Breathing, Chapter 1: Prologue
Pairing: Pansy/Parvati, Harry/Hermione, Draco/Ginny, Seamus/Dean, Ron/Padma. (Also Sirius/Remus and Percy/Oliver.)
Rating: R
Summary: Three years on, the second war still casts a long shadow. When facing challenges like a compulsive addiction, a baffling mystery, a life changing decision, an impending career shift, or simply moving in with your boyfriend, maybe the best strategy is to lean on your friends, put one foot in front of the other, and let the saving-the-world bit take care of itself.
In this chapter: an intervention is called for.
Warning: Deals with issues of addiction recovery. (skip) Minor character death of primary antagonist.
Length: 3300 words
Notes: Sequel to Eight Ways from Sunday (LJ | DW | AO3) and the interstitial Entr'Acte (LJ | DW | AO3). Title and all cut-tag text from the Garbage song of the same name.
Thank you to [personal profile] ali_wildgoose for reading a rather different earlier draft and telling me I should just write what I want to write, and then helping me put it together, and also to [profile] slytherincesss for her enormous help and encouragement.
This story would not exist without Ely's ideas, input, support and encouragement. I wish I'd finished it sooner, but I hope she's someplace where she can read this anyway. Knowing her, she probably is.

1: The End | 2: Lammas | 3: Michaelmas | 4: Hallowmas | 5: Yule | 6: Candlemas | 7: Lady Day | 8: May Day | 9: Midsummer | 10: The Beginning

can't bear to face the truth, so sick he cannot move )

2: Lammas
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