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Harry Potter & the Soulmate Bond

Title: Harry Potter & the Soulmate Bond
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Harry Potter/Hermione Granger
Rating: NC-17
Current Word Count: 303,267
Warnings: Explicit language, violence, sexual situations between teenagers above the age of consent in the UK, no Brit pick, an American author, liberal use of cliches, canon abuse, and a few bad Weasleys.
Author’s Note: Currently it is 25 30 episodes and in rewrites. I wrote this originally when I was nineteen to twenty-five and while it has been heavily edited, plot updated to reflect later books in the series — the over the top romantic plot was left largely in place because I’m rather amused by how sappy I was. Also, before you leave feedback expressing your horror at the pairing or the fact that I’ve posted another HET series on my site you should read this :  http://keiramarcos.livejournal.com/217379.html 

 

Summary

Rescued from his Muggle relatives before the age of five, Harry Potter was raised abroad by his adoptive father, Lord Sirius Black. At sixteen, he returns to Britain to attend Hogwarts for his NEWTS and to meet the young witch who he’s known to be his soulmate since he was eight years old.

Hermione finds the very foundations of her beliefs rocked when she comes face to face with her Fate in the form of Harry James Potter, the current Earl of Gryffindor. She’s drawn to his magical power and intelligence even as people around them try to interfere. She falls blindly into a relationship she’s emotionally ill-prepared for in the midst of giving up her last connection to the Muggle world and accepting an offer to be adopted by Minerva McGonagall.

A fated love awaits them both — if they are brave enough to let magic lead the way.


Episode 01 – Harry’s Return (12,371 words)
Harry Potter arrives at Hogwarts for his sixth year.

Episode 02: Hermione’s Choice (11,549 words)
Hermione loses her temper with Ron Weasley and the consequences are life changing.

Episode 03: Rowena’s Fire (12,186 words)
Harry introduces his familiar, Rowena, to Hermione.

Episode 04: Gryffindor’s Covenant (13,601 words)
Fudge visits Hogwarts and Harry draws a line.

Episode 05: Harry’s Secret (13,878 words)
Harry is forced to confess the secret he holds most dear.

Episode 06: Tom’s Curse (13,239 words)
Dumbledore asks a favor of the Earl of Gryffindor

Episode 07: Godric’s Arrival (12,551 words)
Hermione is threatened from an unexpected quarter.

Episode 08: Harry’s Soulmate (11,482 words)
Harry loses his temper and Bill Weasley makes an educated guess.

Episode 09: Gryffindor’s Tear (14,232 words)
Hermione’s burgeoning maturation forces them to make a decision.

Episode 10: Hermione’s Memory (13,245 words)
Harry reveals the events of the Chamber of Secrets

Episode 11: Viktor’s Letter (13,161 words)
Viktor Krum makes his interest in Hermione known.

Episode 12: Harry’s Ward (9,994 words)
A resident of Potter Redoubt ends up in the infirmary.

Episode 13: Fay’s Decision (11,160 words)
Fay makes a choice for her future. Harry shares the memory of his first animagus transformation in Transfiguration class.

Episode 14: Hermione’s Discretion (10,407 words)
Harry plays his first Quidditch game at Hogwarts and Viktor Krum comes to visit.

Episode 15: Harry’s Mentor (14,179 words)
Harry’s mentor comes to Britain.

Episode 16: Gryffindor’s Circle (14,176 words)
Harry claims his familial ritual space.

Episode 17: Magic’s Burden (9,832 words)
The consequences of the events at Gryffindor Circle begin to ripple out through the magical world.

Episode 18: Minerva’s Legacy (14,742 words)
The Glain Neidr honor Minerva’s request to cleanse her circle.

Episode 19:  Godric’s Hollow (10,042 words)
Harry visits the family cemetery and a darkness invades the Forbidden Forest.

Episode 20: Harry’s Bane (12,744 words)
Hermione meets the Chieftain of the Goblin Horde and Harry opens up to parts of the British Ministry of Magic he’s avoided his entire life.

Episode 21: Wizard’s Folly (9,388 words)
A mistake by someone in the Ministry leads to betrayal and Ron Weasley makes a very big mistake.

Episode 22: Tom’s Legacy (9,566 words)
The situation with Nagini takes a dramatic turn for the worse.

Episode 23: Gryffindor’s Claim (11710 words)
Harry asserts his claim over the Gryffindor Trust in ritual.

Episode 24: Gryffindor’s Promise (9,212 words)
Harry makes an offer and a promise.

Episode 25: Hermione’s Circle (14,693 words)
Hermione takes a Harry to the Rowan Circle.

 

Series banner and chapter art by FanArts Series

Harry & Hermione (Daniel Radcliffe & Emma Watson)

Harry & Hermione
(Daniel Radcliffe & Emma Watson)

Sirius Black Actor: Gary Oldman

Sirius Black
(Gary Oldman)

Healer Castius Arnou Actor: Romain Duris

Healer Castius Arnou
(Romain Duris)

Minerva McGonagall Actress: Maggie Smith

Minerva McGonagall
(Maggie Smith)

Hiro Ito Actor: Tony Leung Ka Fai

Hiro Ito
(Tony Leung Ka Fai)

Fay Dunbar (Actress: Adelaide Kane)

Fay Dunbar
(Adelaide Kane)

Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis)

Neville Longbottom
(Matthew Lewis)

Daphne Greengrass (Roxanne McKee)

Daphne Greengrass
(Roxanne McKee)

Draco Malfoy (Actor: Tom Felton)

Draco Malfoy
(Tom Felton)

Unpictured casting:

Astoria Greengrass: Abigail Breslin

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  1. AzureHart
    AzureHart

    Just so you know, I just made that dog swallowing a squeaky toy noise again. You’re paying for Max’s puppy prozac.

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      LMAO.

  2. alphawolf6711

    *dances* I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it! And now I’m going to go to bed and dream of an EPIC Earl Harry Potter being badass. I’ve only read the summary and I can already tell that it’s awesome!

  3. Siriencleresta
    Siriencleresta

    I normally do not ship harry/hermione mainly because they seem to work o much better as sort of siblings. But I am prepared to have my world rocked and be awed and amazed by you and your writing. One thing I love about your writing is that you make it work without needing to completely re-write the characters. Instead it comes off as ( at least to me) “duh, of course this is exactly how such and such character is and why didn’t I see that before?” You even got me liking Keller in what might have been, which to me is amazing since I hated her like hellfire.

    So please rock on and share as your muse allows :)

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      I never saw them as siblings to be honest. JK sort of force fed us that in Book 6 and 7. Though it certainly didn’t help her at all that Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe had amazing chemistry (my mother told me that since I’ve refused to watch the movies). My nieces who just watched the movies were horrified that Harry ended up with Ginny. They make me tell them an alternate version of the epilogue whenever I read to them.

      1. coldshuga
        coldshuga

        i watched the last movie and that final scene at the train platform made me think that they were divorced! I just couldn’t see how a relationship formed when they were so young was going to work. Not that it is impossible i just thought he was probably a pretty messed up guy and needed to go out and have a life (with fun adventures in it) first. Maybe he did *shrug*.

        But that is entirely on me. Just. Real life doesn’t have that many happy endings.

      2. Elle_Frost
        Elle_Frost

        I never really saw it working out between Ron and Hermione to be honest when JKR started leading us that way. And I always figured that, early on in my fangirl stages at a very tender age as a young teen, that Harry would end up with Hermione at the end. And, well, Luna of course once she was interduced – Ginny always creeped me out for weird reason.

        Then I started to read fanfic’s and it suddenly made sense why I got the batshit!vibe from her in both the books and the movies.

      3. Sarek5959

        After reading The Soul Mate Bond, I’m really interested in the alternate ending you told your nieces!!!! Post IT!!!! Your writing in the Harmony genre is one of the very best on the internet! I look forward to every episode you post. You rock Keira!!!!

      4. Sarek5959

        Thanks for writing for all of us Harry Potter addicts! Being a Harmony fan for most of the time I’ve been reading fan fic’s, I want to tell you that your writing is in the top echelon of all the Harmony fiction on the web. I look forward to every episode eagerly. All that said, how about posting that alternate ending you tell your nieces?

        Thanks again Keira. Keep on rocking our world!@!

  4. BastDazbog
    BastDazbog

    I can’t wait! I’m so excited – crap, now I have The Pointer Sisters in my head – to begin reading this. :)

  5. fanarts_series
    fanarts_series

    You casted Romain Duris ? how in Earth you know Romain ? You can stunned me even all this times, keeping me in my shoes !

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      I’m a motherfucking BOSS at Google. It was really taxing looking through all those hot French actors. I wanted to cast a real French guy to play the Healer from France. ;-)

      1. fanarts_series
        fanarts_series

        Well Romain is from the new new vague at la Truffaut and his duet with Cedric klapisch is amazing, like Burton/Depp in the USA.
        He’s impressive.

        1. Elle_Frost
          Elle_Frost

          He’s not impressive.
          He’s a god.
          And we should all build a temple in his honor of hotness and awesomeness. (And Adorable BedHair)
          (Because once you’ve seen some of his movies you will NEVER go back)

  6. Helengloucester
    Helengloucester

    I’ve no idea who Romain Duris is but OMG he is hot – Keira you are so the Goddess of Hotness. You just keep posting hot young men and I’ll worship at your altar for ever! Hugs, Hxx

    1. fanarts_series
      fanarts_series

      If you understand french, try l’auberge espagnol, he’s so yummy in it, it’s not a heavy plot and the sentences are easy to understand for a not french viewer.
      Or you can try to find the english subtitles, he’s really talented and delicious.

      1. Helengloucester
        Helengloucester

        Thanks Fanarts – I love you too! Hxx

  7. fanarts_series
    fanarts_series

    BTW Keira, thanks god, it’s not a Ginny/Harry fic, i disliked this pairing from the start, damned i would have prefered to see Harry dates Hagrid that this girl.

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      Dude. I need a stay in a mental hospital if I shipped Harry/Ginny. I hate her.

      1. fanarts_series
        fanarts_series

        Praise the gods !

      2. gleise.nunes

        Goddess, I was screaming bloody murder since the freaking internet connection at work did not let me read it. But no worries, my phone battery died a noble death for a worthy cause. WIN!!!!

  8. adralamia
    adralamia

    i have a bit of a soft spot for this pairing, as it was my first ship in any fandom… that was before i discovered McShep and my tastes became less ‘vanilla’

    as always i simply love your work!

    p.s
    i will not be original in saying thank merlin it is not harry/ginny

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      LOL.

  9. Sorka
    Sorka

    EEEEEEEE!! Looking forward to reading this. :) In fact I think I’ll give this story to my sister who is an avid Harry/Hermione reader.

  10. Cancer
    Cancer

    Have I ever mentioned I was an avid reader of Harlequin, and their UK sister company Mills and Boon, Romances growing up? The summary just screams Harlequin, but of course it has a massive dash of Keira as well :) The coming weeks are looking rosey acause my inbox will have Keira notes arriving \o/ And damn you woman you’ve got me reading Het in Harry Potter!

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      Since I cut my teeth on Harlequin — it’s not a surprise at all that you’re instantly reminded of it.

  11. mjluvspolar
    mjluvspolar

    I’ve read the summary, checked out the casting page and omg I’m so excited I’m making stupid dolphin noises…200k of sappy, ott Harry Potter Harmony fic – you have made my year!

    (Off to read it now, thanks. ^_~)

    MJ

  12. tula

    Love it! I think HP is a fandom where the more sappy and cliched, the better. I remember being borked by books 6 and 7 where the whole Ginny thing seemed to be shoehorned into the plot. No chemistry there or in the movies. It seemed like JKR had planned an H/H all along, then changed her mind at the last minute to dick with the fans. Eh, that’s what fanfic is for, I suppose. I like H/H and H/D, especially with that awesome Keira twist. Thank you for brightening my rainy day!

  13. LilRedAlchemist
    LilRedAlchemist

    I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited!

    also by weekly do you mean every friday or was this just a fluke posting date? I need to know so I can set a reminder because my email notifications are wonked.

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      My goal is Friday.

  14. LilRedAlchemist
    LilRedAlchemist

    Update days are the best :D

  15. Tucker1999
    Tucker1999

    Emmie? Who is Emmie?! Have I forgotten something from the books?! I couldn’t find an Emmie! OMG this was awesome. I may find myself enjoying het! Is it Friday again yet?

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      Emmie is a house elf and an OC.

  16. tygtig

    You’ll make me ship Harry/Hermione. *grumble* And I normally don’t like het. Well, I normally don’t like BDSM either but I ADORE TTB with a vengeance (in fact I was re-watching the SGA pilot today and thought fondly of Sheppard and Sumner together).

    Weekly episodes!! Yay! I loved the first part. NOW I read the “currently 20 episodes”. Eep!

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      It won’t even hurt a little.

      1. tygtig

        Waiting will hurt more than a little, but that’s because I’m greedy, so I’ll end up a better person because of this, right??

        To be perfectly honest, you have cheered me up immensely with the prospect of this much HP-fic. (This, and the nano-project No Other Man because I love Riley.)

        This site is like Christmas (but without the forced holiday cheer.)

        1. Keira Marcos
          Keira Marcos

          :-)

  17. pfyre
    pfyre

    I loved this AU. You so often make me like/love pairings and/or situations I wouldn’t normally seek out, but you pull it off with such ease and charm that I find myself shaking my head with wonder and awe and simply bowing at your feet. Normally, I don’t read Harry/Hermione because I completely despise Hermione in the movies. I don’t care for Emma Watson and I’m certain her portrayal of Hermione in the movies colored my perception of the character in the later books. But as I said I generally love your writings and this was no exception. Can’t wait until the next “episode”. Thank you for this lovely treat.

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      I never watched the movies in their entirety. I’ve seen scenes from all of them on Youtube and 30 minutes of the first one on TV and that’s it. I just can’t stand how they cut the books to pieces.

      1. KathM

        Did you happen to see the scene from the first Deathly Hallows movie where Harry and Hermione were dancing in the tent? Oy, the chemistry.

        1. Keira Marcos
          Keira Marcos

          I’ve seen it in videos on YouTube and the like but that’s all. They do make a lovely couple in that scene.

  18. nokashikiari
    nokashikiari

    can I just say that I think u are an awesome writer. I don’t even like het but I’m still reading ur new harry potter series and enjoying it. u rock!!!!

  19. vampiric_mcd

    Even as a devout slash reader, I didn’t hesitate at all to start reading this and as always with your writing and whichever relationship I loved what you’ve created. This just flows and is wonderful to read. I look forward to the next planned chapters. August 23rd and 30th are pencilled in my calendar.

    I adore the way Harry connects with the first years, how there is no evil slytherin bias in him and so on. I am smitten with Neville, but he remains one of my favorite characters. I am intrigued by the sense of unity and protectiveness that many feel – like Minerva offering to take Hermione on – as well as sense of duty nd responsibility in general. I’m so very intrigued and hooked.

  20. drdonnaatx

    Seriously loving this! I’ve never been a Hermione/Harry person simply because I like Snape/Hermione. Don’t judge me! Anyway, this is fantastic. Also spending the evening coming up with inventive bollocks removal sounds fun! I love slash but I love your stories and I’m grateful for this one! You have an amazing talent! Thank you!!

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      Considering my own perversions — I’d never judge someone else’s. ;-)

  21. Barb_b86

    Forgive me M’Lady, but is the update for this series a true 00hrs on Friday morning or is it 00hrs Saturday…. I just want to know for sure that way when I mope around my place, I am doing it on the right day. :D

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      As it will be Friday in technically one hour (central time) that is when the update will happen. It’s already on the schedule.

  22. Kaloraa

    Brilliant as always Keira :)

  23. tygtig

    I just realized that tomorrows Friday, which means that I’m (again) going to be standing on a rainy train station, waiting for a train that’s too-full of commuters with too little coffee, and be smiling like an idiot on good drugs. My co-commuters might call the cops.

    (Your updates hits me at exactly 7 am Friday morning. No idea why, but that’s how it is.)

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      LOL. I have it scheduled to post at exactly midnight Friday morning in my time zone.

  24. acosm
    acosm

    Sad thing is, midnight where you live is two a.m. where I live. I’ve been loosing my first morning class every Friday since I started reading your story… Totally worth it, this is ten times better than chemistry :p

  25. theattch

    The only bad thing about this (and yes there’s something bad) is that it makes me stay up until 2 am – waiting for the post at midnight, then staying up reading the latest chapter three times before I fall asleep on my computer. If I could mail you a cake, I would.

  26. Helengloucester
    Helengloucester

    Wow the forthcoming chapters look amazing…are there still going to be 20 in total? Hugs, Hxx

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      25 for the first volume.

      1. Helengloucester
        Helengloucester

        FANTASTIC!

      2. Sarek5959

        first volume? YYYIIIIIPPPPPPIIIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        More !!!!!

        A sequel?

        You just made my entire weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      3. NobleKorhedron
        NobleKorhedron

        So what will you do when you finally post 26? Keep posting here? Open a new page on your site for Vol. 2? What?

        1. Keira Marcos
          Keira Marcos

          I try to keep a series on one page to avoid people having to hunt for it.

          1. NobleKorhedron
            NobleKorhedron

            Great, thanks. Just wanted to clear that up.

            And, IF I can ask you a Q. without getting my head bitten off, any word on the status of ‘Unspeakble Plot’? I’m not trying to be annoying, I wouldn’t ask if I didn’t like the story….. :-)

            1. Keira Marcos
              Keira Marcos

              No, nothing. If I had an update on the word count or whatever, I’d put it in my announcement box. It’s not like I try to keep people in the dark on this issue. I just don’t have anything new to report so I don’t say anything. I’m not going to continuously make announcements about a project that isn’t finished and probably won’t be finished until the middle of next year (or longer).

              1. NobleKorhedron
                NobleKorhedron

                I’d be happy with you re-posting what had been on Rough Trade to tide us all over, but I don’t think you’d be happy with it. However, if you’re willing to give it a go, I’d be happy to make do until it’s been finished to your satisfaction. *grins*

                1. Keira Marcos
                  Keira Marcos

                  Since I’m not in a position to write on it — no, I won’t be posting it until I’m ready to finish it or it’s almost finished. It’s just not something I do. Rough Trade is really my only exception on WIP that aren’t “series” work like Soulmate.

                  For the record, questions don’t piss me off. Someone asking the same exact question repeatedly when I’ve already given them an answer — that pisses me off.

  27. reneesgibbons@gmail.com
    reneesgibbons@gmail.com

    Just had to say that I read the first 10 chapters in about 4 hours. Not to mention that it kept me up until 2am because I just couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for the next 10 chapters. Thanks so much for all the wonderful stories. I love this one as much as Tangled Destinies and Birth of the Serpent King.

  28. Melisa

    Woo-hoo!!!!! More chapters. :-D I’m really loving this so far.

  29. YMFaery
    YMFaery

    ..okay, slightly confused here.

    The renewing of the Rowan Circle is separate from the cleansing? And if so, is there a reason why the renewing comes before the cleansing?

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      No. It’s the same thing. Harry’s term for it is different than Minerva’s but it’s the same event.

      1. YMFaery
        YMFaery

        So is there a (plot) reason why he’s going to claim Gryffindor’s Circle before doing the cleansing of the Rowan circle? Going by the story content, he’s planning to do the cleansing first, but going by your episode titles, the claiming is going to happen first. ;)

        1. Keira Marcos
          Keira Marcos

          Yes, there is a plot reason and no (lol) I’m not telling.

  30. mere mere
    mere mere

    I’m pleased to say that this series is the highlight of my week. Especially after a very long and tiring week.

  31. prophecyfelcis

    This is wonderful! You’re absolutely brilliant.

    This is a very random comment but I noticed that you cast Adelaide Kane as Fay Dunbar and was wondering if you have ever seen her new show “reign”?

    PS: I would just like to state fact that your amazing wonderfully fantastic writing made me ship het AND Harry/Hermione along with Harry/Draco.

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      I haven’t actually. I cast her based on FanArts Series recommendation.

  32. Au
    Au

    *____* Between here and naked nano I am very much enjoying your trip down HP Nostalgia lane, lol b4 my discovery of slash and the pretty that is HP/DM (and recently the pretty that is CharlieW/DM…which I blame you by the way for reinvigorating my interest in the HP fandom ;P), I adored HP/HG (among MANY MANY pairings…am a bit of pairing whore in the HP fandom lol xD) and always thought that JKR was horrible for forcing that wretchedness known as RW/HG and GW/HP down the public’s collective throat. My only personal problem is at this point I need to make a spreadsheet to remind me of the little details that happened in one ‘verse and not the other, lol. But that comes with reading them at the same time =D

    As always, thank you sooooooo much for your willingness to post your work and not letting small minded, vindictive aholes and cunts bully you away from fandom or influencing your willingness to share these wonderful works with us! They always manage to make me smile and burst out laughing when I need a lift me up or distraction. :)

    SO MANY MANY THANKS :)

  33. Princess_Sammie
    Princess_Sammie

    i was looking at the cast pictures. Tom Felton looks much better with out the bleach blonde hair.

  34. Kayla
    Kayla

    I love me some slash fic, but danged if you don’t make me wanna beg for het! Although I pretty much just love all your stories, I’m kind of slut like that. ;)

  35. adafrog

    I love when McGonagall tells Hermione she can’t berate men if she passes out.

    And wow, Ron is an idiot. I hope they help Hermione with whatever her problem is so that when he does attack she will be able to defend herself.

  36. KathM

    I’ve always wondered why Harry didn’t end up with someone like Hermione or Luna. I just don’t see Ginny as more than a “mate”, and it gave me a creepy feeling that he married someone who looked like his mother (they never mention it in the books, I just inferred it).

    Hermione marrying Ron and not Harry or some OC made me so sad. I really felt that it spoke to her underlying lack of self-esteem and thought it was a really poor decision on Rowling’s part to show the brainy female character seeming to settle with someone who isn’t her equal in so many ways.

    K

  37. Fallwater
    Fallwater

    I’ve just finished reading what’s been posted of this story so far, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see what is in store for Ron for being such an unrepentant moron.

  38. Maevenly

    I feel like I owe you an apology. Why? Because I never knew this amazing story even existed before Sunday afternoon. I’d sent a plea to a group (on Yahoo) for story recomendation. My criteria?: Harry/Hermione pairing, sexy – but not gratuitous, well-written, long (long-ish), and can be set in any HP era. A couple of well-meaning suggest-ees (love to make up my own words – what writer doesn’t!) offered up Harry/Ginny – which is something that no self-respecting HP fan should abide – someone sent in a suggestion for Harry Potter and the Soul Mate Bond.

    Kiera – I didn’t sleep Sunday night! I read all 21 chapters in one go. I ate in front of my computer. I drank coffee in front of my computer. I got all tingly in the wake of Harry and Hermione’s oral sex-scapades. BRAVA, by the way, for having a woman (ie, Hermione) know about the prostate! Guys LOVE it! And those who don’t really need to get over themselves and ‘open’ (every pun intended) themselves up to the experience! I kinda wish there’d be an ‘aside’ where Harry/Hermione/Draco have a tryst. Gah – I love that triad!

    But – here’s underlining reason why I stayed glued to my sofa (with the exception of the occasional b/r breaks – afterall, I did drink a lot of coffee): everytime I felt like you might have dropped a plot-thread or missed a chance at character developement – whether it be a set-back or a step-forward – you didn’t. For example: Hermione’s hanging-by-a-thread self-esteem. She’s confidant around Minerva, Harry, and Sirius – but everyone else, she’s still heavily involved in how others impact what she thinks of herself. Specifically in the last chapter: Hermione will have no problem out-magic-ing (again – love making up my own words) trained wizards twice-to-three times her age, but because there’s a part of her that believes the subjugation Ron inflicted on her during her very tender formative years, she allows him to hurt her. And the fact that you have Harry and Minerva aware of her emotional handicaps is excellent – what’s even more excellent is that, like a lot of us, just because we recognize something doesn’t necessarily mean that we know the best way to go about rectifying/correcting/helping that person make changes in their personal logic and self-awareness.

    I guess the long-n-long of this is: the last time I started a book and didn’t stop reading it until I’d finished it was when I read Ingenious Pain (can’t remember the author, fiction, but not any fandom). Before that, it was when I read Ahab’s Wife.

    Your skill and talent storytelling has me giued to my inbox, awaiting your next update…. Care to clue a lady in as to when she get to pounce on the next chapter????!!!???

    Thank you so much for writing this story!!

    Maevenly

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      There are 25 parts total in this first arc of the Soulmate bond. They’re mostly written and I’m reworking a few things to make room for the next arc in the series. I hope to have this arc of the series finished by April.

      1. NobleKorhedron
        NobleKorhedron

        Could you please clarify that? You’ve taken down like, what; 3-4 chapters? And you’re re-working them to make them work better with part two? Please re-post this ASAP, this story is nearly better than ‘An Unspeakble Plot’! #grins

        1. Keira Marcos
          Keira Marcos

          I’ll make an announcement on LJ that should clear this up for you.

  39. burningchaos

    I’ve never read a Harry/Hermione story before but this looks amazing so I am giving it a go.

    1. NobleKorhedron
      NobleKorhedron

      Keira rocks. End of.

      @Keira: Will you be posting info. on where the latest round of Rough Trade stuff is re-posted; assuming people tell you?

      1. Keira Marcos
        Keira Marcos

        It’ll be on the same page as the rest of the links from past challenges. It’s always in the same place.

  40. arihell
    arihell

    I have to share this – I read all kind of stories and been doing so since I first got access to books and the internet.
    Last time I visited my parents, Keira just updated – naturally, I couldn’t wait to read at home so I started reading on my parents computer. A couple days ago my mom asked me how often Keira updates – Apparently I left the series page open and she got hooked! LOL, She won’t read slash or kink but she just LOVE this story! Asked me to let her know when a new part is posted. LOL

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      LOL

  41. madmollz101
    madmollz101

    This story is amazing Kiera! Why haven’t you updated in like two weeks? I’m getting withdrawal symptoms! (I have already read the entire fic like 5 times, and I can’t wait to continue it).

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      Because I’m organizing and participating in Rough Trade. Thanks for the less than polite feedback, btw.

      1. NobleKorhedron
        NobleKorhedron

        @Keira: I see your point, but I have to admit I’d really like more soon too. Any chance of more by the end of April?

        1. Keira Marcos
          Keira Marcos

          No. Not at all.

          1. madmollz101
            madmollz101

            I’m really sorry, I just saw this post, I didn’t mean to be rude. I guess I just got a bit enthusiastic and didn’t check my comment before posting it. Sorry Again.

            1. Keira Marcos
              Keira Marcos

              We all learn through experience.

  42. madmollz101
    madmollz101

    What stories have you written on rough trade? I would love to go and read them.

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      My story on Rough Trade this time is : Those Magic Changes but I’m stuck and I probably won’t finish the challenge. I’m all blah.

  43. SoulessAmazon
    SoulessAmazon

    *Flails in joy* I love this story so much. I’ve come back to read it again and was HORRIFIED to see that I hadn’t told you that. I’m so sorry, Keira. Allow me to correct my minion failure.
    You are amazing, and make my world a better place.
    I look forward to this story, and I am so grateful for every piece you give us. Thank you.

  44. NobleKorhedron
    NobleKorhedron

    *bows to Keira’s almighty pen*
    Saw the Ch. 25 update! IT. WAS. DYNAMITE!! Will be looking forward to July with bated breath….. (since I assume you require at least a month to update? *thinking*)

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      I have no set schedule. It’s of use whatsoever to ask. I no longer even give estimates on when I’ll post.

  45. bigT

    In “Toms legacy” an interview by hermione is mentioned in witch weekly. Harry keeps this page to himself for a later time. Will we get to find out what she said it has me most interested.

    1. Keira Marcos
      Keira Marcos

      Yeah, probably. I have something written but I edited it out.

  46. liessab33

    hi love this story i always thought harry and Hermione should off been together when would the next bit be out keep on writing i a reading the other stories to and so far they are fab xx

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