A new school year at Hogwarts is starting for the Golden Quartet, and it doesn't look good.
As the Marauders try to pick up the pieces of a damaged friendship and Harry struggles to get used to a new family and a new identity, Neville has to deal with his resentment for a role in the wizarding world that wasn't supposed to be his and discovers that maybe there's a reason if he belongs in Slytherin.
Meanwhile something obscure is crawling, menacing the safety of the students inside the castle...
Second installment in the Jimmy Portman's AU
Betaed by Emma (facingthenorthwind) and Abby (Chemical_Pixie)