Twenty-Four Hours After Hiroshima

Creator: liliths_requiem
Rating: T/PG-13
Word Count: 8,358

Minerva is awakened in the middle of the night to news that’s almost apocalyptical. This is an account of the subsequent twenty-four hours.

Characters: Arabella Figg, Elphinstone Urquart, James Potter, Lily Potter (née Evans), Marlene McKinnon, Minerva McGonagall, Petunia Dursley (née Evans), Vernon Dursley
Pairing(s): Arabella/Marlene, Elphinstone/Minerva, James/Lily, Petunia/Vernon
Why You Should Check It Out:

I love missing-moment stories, and this is a beauty.

Minerva's pain at the Potters' deaths is so palpable and real, and the moment-to-moment structure reinforces it so well. The relationships are nicely sketched--Minerva and Albus, Minerva and Elphinstone, Arabella and the (painfully) missing Marlene, and the Arabella/Marlene backstory is really compelling.

I particularly love the portrait of Petunia here. The observed bleakness of the Dursleys' marriage and her life made me shiver.

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