Title: Flight of Death
Author: Susie Q
Pairing: Tom Riddle/OC; other canon pairings possible but not central
Spoilers: Primarily CoS, HBP; some SS/PS, PoA, GoF, OotP
Timeline: Pre-Hogwarts post-Hogwarts (spans approx. 60 years)
Summary: She was born with everything. He was born with nothing. But he's about to take everything he wants and more, and she might be the only one who could save him. But at what cost to herself?
Disclaimer: The characters in this story from the Harry Potter series belong to J. K. Rowling, Scholastic Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, and any others holding ownership rights. Permission was not acquired to use them; no infringement intended. All original characters can be used with my permission only.
Foreword: I began this story before the release of The Half-Blood Prince, but only in concept. I ended up able to incorporate a good deal of the history revealed in the sixth book, but I'll be straying occasionally, so please let me take some creative liberties with Riddle and his past. The original draft of this story took a great many more creative liberties than this doesI think it follows the HBP timeline much more closely, as it was drafted and written after I'd read the book.
I should say here that I know that this plotline is no longer all that original (when I conceived it it wasn't nearly as popular as it now seems to be), but I am plunging ahead because it will absolutely not leave me alone. So the basic story isn't so original, but I have never found another story that even resembles this one, so I hope you readers who stick it out won't be disappointed with me. If so...reserve your rotten tomatoes for the end.
Important note (sorry, this thing just keeps getting longer): I should note that I have worked my own HBP theory into this story, which, in as few words as possible, is that Snape was working under Dumbledore's orders the entire time. It hasn't found great popularity back at home, but that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. I hope when you read it will be a little easier to understand, but if not, please say so in a review and I will try to explain a little more fully.
Just a warning: sections of this story will be largely OC-based. If this bothers you, the exit is right there on your browser's back button. Thank you for your time.
Dedicated to my friend and cyber-sister bobmcbobbob1.
Further notes posted at conclusion of story.
FLIGHT OF DEATH
by Susie Q
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