Pairing(s): Lily/James (with background Remus/Sirius)
Rating: NC-17 (eventually)
Summary: [ Sequel to Muggle Studies ] With each passing day, the wizarding world falls further under the Dark Lord's influence, and it is this world that James and Lily must prepare themselves for. But first, they have to make it through their seventh year, a task that proves daunting in its own right. As James struggles to come to terms with the devastating changes in his life, Lily struggles to survive in a society that has all but failed her.
Chapter: [ 1 ] A Parting of the Ways
Word Count: 8,119
Warnings: strong language, mention of death and past non-con
Author's Note: So this is it—the sequel to Muggle Studies that I've been carrying on about and promising for ages! The title of this piece was inspired by Donne's A Valediction Forbidding Mourning, which is quite possibly one of the most beautiful love poems ever. But if nothing else, definitely wins the prize for Sexiest Use of a Mathematical Compass in a Love Poem. I'd like to thank C for all her help in the beta process. Additionally, a huge thank you to L for everything that she does—betaing, listening to my ideas, and supporting just about everything I do! This is all for you, bb!
1. A Parting of the Ways