This is an old story that I am reposting here because I'd love to see this archive have a complete collection of Severitus Challenge stories. Here are some notes for context:
Canon-Compatibility: I worked out most of the plot for this right before OotP was released, and wrote it over the next 18 months. The only real inconsistencies with book five canon are that Moody and company did not read the riot act to the Dursleys at the beginning of summer, and Harry didn't get the Marauders' Map back. (Future canon, obviously, including most backstory, is out the window!)
Pairings: Various relationships exist or are referred to during the story, including M/F, M/M, and F/F pairs. There's no actual sex, just kisses, innuendo, and talk.
Rating: The story has little active sexual content, which has caused a few readers to complain that the rating is "misleading." That rating is for violence, smoking, mild use of recreational potions, and indirect references to past child sexual abuse (not Harry).
Thanks to my beta and Britpicker, Atropos_lee, who made this a better story than it would have been without her.
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