There is a fine line between life and death; I know it well: I wear it as a cloak and I will see it burn.
31 December 1926
(I am Lord Voldemort)
In death we are reborn anew; though the death doesn't have to be ours.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted
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Antebellum (adj.): occuring or existing before a war.
August 1945 - October 1949
The world is in flux; history is not yet past and the future is not yet here.
Tom Riddle is patient.
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Men become accustomed to poison by degrees - Victor Hugo
It is October 1949: Lycus Malfoy is dying, quarantined in his house alone but for his wife, Adelaide, who still hopes there is a miracle cure; Eileen Prince has vanished into a Muggle life, washing the dead and arranging flowers, away from the sneers she endured at school; Cygnus and Orion Black are at war with each other even as they bury their secrets six feet deep.
There is a murderer on the loose, shrouded in paranoia, and the old structures, things of blood and age and time, are starting to crumble.
And a ship arrives from Lübeck bringing Tom Riddle home.
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They say Cygnus Black is dying. They say he cannot go home.
Lord Voldemort hovers somewhere between revenge and mercy.