|HP Valensmut Mod (hpvs_mod) wrote in hpvalensmut,|
@ 2009-02-23 23:16:00
|Entry tags:||2009, draco/terry, draco/theodore, fic, theodore/blaise|
Gift for mr_mercutio: Salvation by Slytherin (Thoedore/Blaise, Draco/Terry, Draco/Theodore)
Title: Salvation by Slytherin
Word Count: ~8,700
Warnings: Nothing, really. Plot, probably, and a disappointing lack of darkness.
Summary: All Terry Boot wants to do is author a book and perhaps rewrite history as wizarding society remembers it, but the Slytherins just won't cooperate. When a civil war erupts and Terry's only chance of escape involves working with a poorly-acronymed rebel group and an army of questionable professionals to take down the largest magical empire in the world, is his potential bestseller really worth all the trouble? (Theodore/Blaise, Draco/Terry, shades of Draco/Theodore.)
Disclaimers: If I owned Harry Potter, it wouldn't be about Harry Potter. Made up facts and figures derived from actual facts and figures found in Wikipedia.
Notes: Much thanks and love to my beta-- you know who you are. And mr_mercutio, where have you been all my life? I had a lot of fun writing for your request, though I know this may not be exactly what you had in mind. Happy Valentine's!
PS. JK Rowling has said in an interview that, in DH, Slughorn brought the Slytherins back out to fight in Hogwarts. What she failed to do was mention that in the book. I am taking it as canon, though, so in this fic, that's what happened.
Since the end of the Second War... the wizarding world has taken great strides in the advancement of wizarding relations with Muggles and other non-wizard magical creatures, and through the placement and enactment of various nondiscriminatory laws, many previously disenfranchised species [such as house elves, giants, and werewolves] now enjoy the same rights and privileges as any wizard.
For all intents and purposes, it does appear as though we are steps closer to achieving the harmony that Professor Albus Dumbledore... once dreamed of. However, it has been too easy to forget that, above those unlike ourselves..., Professor Dumbledore also encouraged us to embrace those who are, [all else] aside, just like ourselves.-Hermione J. Granger, "Forgiving the Fourth House" (June 2001)
For the darkness we have witnessed in the past is precisely the sort of darkness that we cannot allow to haunt our future, and this I say with utmost certainty and faith: for as long as remnants of this evil remain in our midst, so too shall we remain in danger of losing everything that we have fought for.- Arthur Weasley, "Muggleborn Protection Act" (October 1999)
While I most certainly understand [the arguments]... we must also let our emotions neither blind us nor rush us in our judgment. There are those who believe that intervention is in their best interests, but we must think of what is in the best interest of everyone involved... we cannot let that kind of near-sightedness lead us back into our own destruction.- Kingsley Shacklebolt (August 2002)
While the Ministry of Magic has neither confirmed nor denied it, sources [report] that the rebellion [in Moldova] could very well be the handiwork of [former] Death Eaters. Similar sources have confirmed that [Moldova] has indeed become a harbour for Ministry fugitives... Could the Ministry have kept this information from public knowledge to cover up its own incompetence? Is there a link between the Death Eaters and the Magical Independence and Liberation Front of Moldova? Is the Ministry refusing involvement due to diplomacy or cowardice?- Rita Skeeter, "The Daily Prophet" (September 13, 2002)
There is, of course, much speculation about the events leading up to the night that the [Magical Independence and Liberation Front of Moldova] succeeded in overthrowing their government, and consequently achieving independence from the Russian Empire of Magic... A few so-called academics have postulated that the traitorous Russian soldiers were paid off by [the rebels, and] a few more have suggested the involvement of Death Eaters... but unless there is undeniable evidence proving otherwise, [those theories] remain in the realm of absurd fiction... and have no place in the pages of our history.- Professor Cuthbert Binns, 'A World History of Magic' (February 2009)