Sarah Wrap Up Post Who: Sarah Fawcett What: The years after. When: The future. Where: Wizarding London (and sometimes Ottery St. Catchpole). Rating: Low.
Sarah was never the same after the war. She spent the remainder of the time leading up to the Final Battle continuing her work at St. Mungo's. She didn't find out about the Order of the Phoenix until many years later, but she did help the occasional anti-Voldemort rebel that turned up at her back doorstep needing medical treatment, so, ironically, she came into contact with several of its members. The night of the Final Battle, she was off-shift and at home in her cottage. She couldn't miss the commotion that went on in Hogsmeade as Death Eaters and townspeople alike rushed up towards the castle. Not knowing exactly what was going on, but instinctively understanding that it was something huge, she grabbed her wand and every bit of medical equipment in her house and Apparated just outside the school gates.
She spent the majority of the battle on the outskirts of the action, only engaging in duels or skirmishes when absolutely necessary. She was decent with a wand, but defense was not her strong suit; she was there to try to heal anyone she could, and she did her best on the grounds during small lulls in the action. During the long pause in the fighting, she found Madam Pomfrey and helped her triage and treat the most critically wounded. She thankfully made it through the battle with only minor scrapes and cuts, but her brother Stephen, who was there in his position as a Junior Auror, was not so lucky. He was severely injured by falling stone from one of the castle parapets and was in a coma for several months after the war. Sarah diligently assisted the Healer assigned to his case as far as St. Mungo's policy allowed (Healers are not allowed to be the primary caregiver for injured family members to preserve medical objectivity). He eventually woke, but even then his recovery was slow and often painful. He never fully regained motor function in his left hand and walked with a distinct limp. No longer able to do field work, he took a desk job in the Auror department, but struggled with depression for awhile before eventually adjusting to the new course of his life. It's a work in progress, but he's much improved nowadays.
As for Sarah herself, she threw herself zealously into her work in the immediate aftermath of the war; it was her way of dealing with what was happening with her brother as well as the fact that it was a couple of years before she saw her friend Penny, who had gone into hiding during the war, again. Sarah eventually finished her Healer training, becoming a fully qualified Healer specializing in Potion and Plant Poisoning and her life started to take a turn for the better. Her brother was healing, her best friend was back, her parents were well, and her career was falling into place. The only thing missing was someone to share it with - though that might be about to change, as she's started to spend a bit of free time with a nice wizard who she met recently one night at the Leaky after a long and grueling shift. He's a photographer for The Prophet, and they're taking things slow - mainly because they both work so much and at such odd hours that it's tough to find time to spend together - but he's really lovely and she'd like to see more of him.
She's not sure where she'll be in five years, or fifteen, or twenty. But she's happy with where she is now, and has a chance for a future. Right now, that's enough.