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Fic Rec: “Once Burned” by Alchemine (Albus/Minerva)

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Link: Once Burned
Author: Alchemine
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Tom Riddle
Summary: The Headmaster and his deputy meet just before dawn.
Rating: G
Word count: ~745

This very short fic (from 2002) is an atmospheric, bittersweet moment between Albus and Minerva after his hand is cursed. It’s mini-portrait of a relationship from a late point of attack that hints at the difficulties and disappointments that would almost certainly plague any romance between these two characters.

It’s too short to include an excerpt; just read the fic.