Summary: Jeffery Potter always had sensed he was somehow different from his playmates, and at eight years old he found out how different when he overhead his father, Pontius, tell Jeffery’s mother, Portia, “Our boy doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. He’s a Squib.”
This was a blow to his parents for two reasons. The first was they were both the only children in a long lines of highly respected magical families, and the second was Jeffery had not been born until his mother was thirty-two years old and his father forty.
To his parent great surprise and greater joy, Portia became pregnant at forty-one. His brother, James, was born about two months after Jeffery’s tenth birthday. From an early age it was evident that James had inherited his parents’ magical talent.
Since James’ birth their mother was frequently bedridden, Jeffery had to tend to his baby brother’s needs quite often and James came to rely on Jeffery. As for Jeffery, all his friends had gone off to school at Hogwarts and he would have very lonely without James. The boys became almost inseparable.
Ever since his seventeenth birthday Jeffery had been feeling that there was no future for him in Godric’s Hollow. James could now take care of himself and be helpful to their mother. Jeffery felt if he stayed any longer he would be destined to the menial life of a Squib. It was time to move on. The question was where and how.
The finding of Jeffery’s journal thirty-five years later will lead Harry Potter on a journey to discover his roots and also something about himself.
Summary: This story is a sequel to Paths to 9 and ¾ 2017 and Beyond.
It’s been almost one year since the twentieth anniversary of the battle for Hogwarts was celebrated. The good feelings between the Weasley/Potter clans and the Malfoy/Greengrasses had lasted but a short time. When Draco Malfoy had married Astoria Greengrass he’d become Chairman of the Society of Pure Blood Families. His in-laws founded the Society and having the son of Lucius Malfoy as the Chairman had drawn many of the old-line Pure Blood families. The Society had opposed, with some success, many of the modern progressive changes that the Ministry of Magic under Kinsley Shacklebolt has tried to implement. The Society blames the Weasleys as the chief architects of these changes. The animosity between the two groups was never greater.
Meanwhile, at Hogwarts School the students are mostly ignorant of the depth of this feud. They are interested in their studies, Quidditch and romance, and not necessarily in that order.
The story centers around two young lovers that will interact with Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione and their children. This will not be a pleasant trip for the Weasleys, Potters, or the Malfoys as their paths continue down a sometime very rocky road.
The World of Wizarding England and many of the characters belong to J. K. Rowling (who I am obviously not.) I’m just happy to be able to play in it for a while.
Paths to Platform 9 and Â¾ - Year 2017, and Beyond by ntoforhp
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 57]
Summary: Voldemort is dead. Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny have survived. Now, the young warriors have a future. They have dreams, and dreams cost nothing; however reality has its price. The path each chooses has twists, potholes, and detours. They find that life plays tricks on people. These issues have to be confronted before they make it Platform 9 and ¾ in 2017 and beyond.