A Night at the Opera

Creator: themightyflynn
Rating: K/G
Warning(s): First dates, getting together, interfering friends with the best intentions.
Word Count: 5,878

When Alastor asks Minerva to a night at the opera, her friends are possibly more excited than she is.

Characters: Alastor Moody, Aurora Sinistra, Minerva McGonagall, Pomona Sprout, Poppy Pomfrey, Rolanda Hooch, Septima Vector
Pairing(s): Alastor/Minerva
Why You Should Check It Out:

This was my gift for the 2022 HoggyWartyXmas fest, and I loved every word of it.

How could I not? With a sweet (but not OOC-sweet) Alastor/Minerva, an opera, and lots of humor.

I love the deep POV, with each character unsure and observing the other, trying to suss out what's going on in their heads.

The characterizations remind me of why I love fic in general, and fic about these two in particular: A cagey, canny Alastor, whose gruff exterior protects a man who is sensitive and kind at heart. And practical, cerebral Minerva, who also has a softer side that she hides from everyone but her closest friends.

The warmth and humor of Minerva’s friendships with her colleagues is one of this fic’s great pleasures.

Spoiler Alert!

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