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Future’s Past (Graphics Version) – Epilogue

Title: Future’s Past (Graphics Version) – Epilogue
Series: The Future Is My Past; The Past Is My Future
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Future’s Past (Graphics Version) – Chapters Seven – Twelve

Title: Future’s Past – Chapters Seven – Twelve
Series: The Future Is My Past; The Past Is My Future
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Future’s Past (Graphics Version) – Chapters One – Six

Title: Future’s Past (Graphics Version) – Chapters One – Six
Series: The Future Is My Past; The Past Is My Future
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Future’s Past (Graphics Version) – Prologue

Title: Future’s Past (Graphics Version) – Prologue
Series: The Future Is My Past; The Past Is My Future
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Future’s Past – Epilogue

Future's Past

Title: Future’s Past – Epilogue
Series: The Future Is My Past; The Past Is My Future

Prologue      Chapter One – Six     Chapter Seven – Twelve      Epilogue


Epilogue

Ophelia woke near dawn, thirsty. Carefully, she extracted herself from Orion’s embrace. A moment’s search found a silk and lace nightwrap to cover her naked skin.

On the second step, the wooden stair became stone. The walls around her appeared rough hewn rock, flickering with torchlight. On the third, her hand was settled in the crook of an arm.

“Merlin.”

“Hello, dear one. Keeping busy?”

She huffed at him. “Bloody mage.” Continue reading “Future’s Past – Epilogue”

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Future’s Past – Chapters Seven – Twelve

Future's Past

Title: Future’s Past – Chapters Seven – Twelve
Series: The Future Is My Past; The Past Is My Future

Prologue      Chapter One – Six     Chapter Seven – Twelve      Epilogue


Chapter Seven

Tŷ Du
Snowdonia, Wales

July 25, 1975

His Graceful Dukeness of Ravensmoor,
Black House of Fara
Fara Island, South Shore
Hidden Hebrides, Scotland

Dear Cousin,

A bright little star told me you’ve lost your head over a pretty Scottish lass. Flowers and picnics and walking arm in arm? Awfully chummy with this witch, aren’t you cousin?

For shame, Orion! Not for your pretty company, of course, but because you apparently have so little game that your sons don’t trust you to snare them a stepmother if left to your own devices. Your boys wrote to me for courting advice; apparently they feel you need a little help to seal the deal.

You are thinking long term, I presume? Not that I don’t think an affair would do you a world of good, but if that’s the case you might need to explain the difference between courting a wife and making a friend who offers pleasant benefits.

So, Cousin, do you need advice? I’m happy to pass along my accumulated wisdom!

Alphard   Continue reading “Future’s Past – Chapters Seven – Twelve”

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Future’s Past – Chapters One – Six

Future's Past

Title: Future’s Past – Chapters One – Six
Series: The Future Is My Past; The Past Is My Future

Prologue      Chapter One – Six     Chapter Seven – Twelve      Epilogue


Chapter One

Somewhen,
Fuck Knows Where

“You’ve always been terribly dramatic.”

The dark-haired stranger’s tone was dryly amused.

He was tall and dressed in archaic war robes. The silver in his hair and modest beard matched the unadorned hilt of his sword. Clearly a wizard, he carried neither wand nor staff, but a three-foot length of entwined wood and metal that looked heavy enough to crack a skull and fairly sang with magic.

“Your ears are bigger than in your portraits.” Continue reading “Future’s Past – Chapters One – Six”

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Future’s Past – Prologue

Future's Past

Title: Future’s Past – Prologue
Series: The Future Is My Past; The Past Is My Future

Prologue      Chapter One – Six     Chapter Seven – Twelve      Epilogue


Prologue

August 2, 2007
Ministry of Magic
Minister’s Office

There were a dozen wizards and witches discussing her like a problem to be solved and it was irritating.

“I’m sure Ianthe will be quite comfortable with the Weasleys. This is a difficult time, and the comfort of friends is important,” Albus Dumbledore of the many names and titles twinkled.

“With all respect,” Lucius Malfoy said with anything but, “she will be better served in a household which can look after her interests. A witch of some means and of marriageable age is uniquely vulnerable.” Continue reading “Future’s Past – Prologue”

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Future’s Past

Future's Past

Title: Future’s Past
Series: The Future Is My Past; The Past Is My Future
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairings: fem!Harry Potter/Orion Black; others mentioned
Genre: Romance, Alternate Universe, Genderbent, Always a Different Sex, Time Travel
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Genderbent, if that isn’t your thing; canon-level violence (which is pretty violent, let’s be real here); character death (offscreen); adult language, seriously people I swear like a sailor and so do my characters; Paganism and non-traditional religious views (because let’s be honest, a society that went into hiding because of witch burnings is going to have a slightly different view on the Abrahamic faiths than, say, most of the Western Hemisphere)
Disclaimer: JK Rowling owns everything. Seriously. If you recognize it, it isn’t mine and I am definitely not making any money off this work.

Summary: Her godfather is dead. So is Tom Riddle, which appears to be the only thing anyone else cares about. Oh, and getting ahold of her, her money, and her titles. Fuck that noise. Ianthe learned how to maraud from the best, and she doesn’t intend to take this lying down.

She intends to change a single moment in time – and change the life of her godfather, herself, and the whole Wixen World. That the price for that change is all that she is, including her life? There’s always a price.

Merlin showing up and telling her that the price of her actions isn’t her death? Not part of her calculations.

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The Future Is My Past

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Series: The Future Is My Past; The Past Is My Future
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing(s): fem!Harry Potter/Orion Black; others mentioned
Warnings: Canon-level violence; always-a-different sex or genderbend, if that isn’t your thing; sex; character deaths (offscreen); timetravel; canon-fuckage.

Summary: When Sirius Black escaped Azkaban, Ianthe Potter had no idea how much it would change her life. Her godfather was unwilling to leave her in the control of Dumbledore or at the mercy of the Ministry or the fickle public. It shouldn’t have been surprise that a Marauder would blackmail his way into a court appearance. Or get all up in Dumbledore’s business. Or bring the wrath of the Wizard’s Council and the ICW on the Ministry.

It was definitely a surprise when, six years later, Sirius Black died killing Tom Riddle, called Voldemort.

Ianthe has never been on the simply lay down and accept a wrong; to bow her head to circumstance. What was a little thing like changing history to Lady Ianthe Potter, the daughter and goddaughter of Marauders?

Changing the past is surprisingly easy. Living it might just be harder. Especially when the lives she changed to save the future collide with the one she now lives, thirty years in the past.

Future’s Past

Her godfather is dead. So is Tom Riddle, which appears to be the only thing  anyone else cares about. Oh, and getting ahold of her, her money, and her titles. Fuck that noise. Ianthe learned how to Maraude from the best, and she doesn’t intend to take this lying down.

She intends to change a single moment in time – and change the life of her godfather, herself, and the whole Wixen World. That the price for that change is all that she is, including her life? There’s always a price.

Merlin showing up and telling her that the price of her actions isn’t her death? Not part of her calculations.

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Plot Notes: So, imagine Sirius got ahold of the Daily Prophet the summer before Female Harry (hereafter referred to as Ianthe) started first year – right about the time that the Prophet was all fangirly over the Girl-Who-Lived returning to the magical world after ten years exile with Muggles. Cue breakout early, because how much time has passed and what Muggles? Imagine, also, that Sirius actually ran true to the background JK Rowling gave the Marauders: brilliant, powerful and creative wizards that could face Voldemort and survive three times, who invented whole new spells by their OWLs and managed something as students that literally two other people in the entire series demonstrated.

So, Sirius escapes Azkaban and does something smart – he takes himself off to Gringotts, requests Sanctuary, takes a few weeks (and a lot of healing potions) to get his head on straight after years of Dementors, and to plan – because a Marauder always has a plan (not necessarily a good plan, see Halloween attack on the Fat Lady as exhibit A).

Problem: wanted men don’t get custody of their sweet goddaughter. Solution: get a trial. Problem: The Ministry is full of morons and Fudge is Moron‑in‑Chief. Solution: blackmail key members of the Wizengamot into clearing way. Freedom achieved.

Now let’s imagine that Sirius, aided by Remus, are unimpressed by the Philosopher Stone, or a reasonable facsimile, being placed in school full of children – curious ones. And also the Ministry. And Dumbledore – especially his secrets. And the Dursleys. And Ianthe’s lack of knowledge of her family and rank. And any number of other things.

Cue the Marauders doing…marauder things. Like screwing with people’s plans and destroying Horcruxes and cockblocking Dumbledore’s Greater Good. Ianthe comes by trouble very naturally. She also learns her Marauder lessons well. Pranking and politicking have a surprising amount in common if you do them right. Hermione is horrified, awed, and impressed. Lucius Malfoy wants to know what the fuck happened to his controlled, well‑ ordered world. Dumbledore is furious that his chess pieces have staged a coup d’etat.

Six years later, Voldemort is still a wraith, the horcruxes are gone, and Ianthe and Sirius are attacked by several Death Eaters and He Who Has No Body.Problem: wraiths can’t be killed. Solution: kill him while possessing a body. Problem: he’s trying to posses Sirius’s goddaughter. Solution: give him someone else to possess. Problem: you need to kill the spirit trying to possess you before he actually does, in a way he can’t escape.

Solution: Fiendfyre.

Ianthe does not approve.

In another time and place Ianthe saved her godfather by meddling with time and by breaking two international laws. In this time and place? Ianthe offers her magic, soul and life to change a single moment in time, not only to save her godfather’s life, but to change his past.

The part where Merlin shows up and dumps her in the 1970s? Not part of her plan. Fortunately, pranksters are adaptable.

Additional Notes: I’d love to list the stories and authors that have influenced me, but I have read literally thousands of stories over the years, and countless other works inspire my personal canon. I will say that I have read everything that Keira Marcos and Jilly James have written, several times, so if you see their influence here that is why. I also love Keira’s ‘fuck canon, what canon?’ attitude and have adopted it.Also, I have changed birth and death dates in the Harry Potter world. Not all of them – Orion Black is still born in 1929, but Sirius and the Marauders are born in 1968/1969. Ianthe as born in 1990, was orphaned October 31, 1991, and went to Hogwarts in 2001. Honestly, I know very little about the sixties in Britain and wanted to bring the era of this story into the 70’s (and the eighties in future stories). Additionally, it seemed unfair to stick an independent female character back in time to before the women’s liberation movement. Magical Britain’s prejudices are enough to write without adding the muggle world’s. Also, I felt like it. You probably won’t notice, since I’m unlikely to mention exact dates except to give timeline context.