((In preparation for the July release of my newest fanfic, "In The Background," I present to anda a short excerpt. The story strongly follows Ms. Rowling's original plot, but with a few changes of my own. As anda can see sejak the tajuk here, this will most likely be the largest fanfic you've ever seen.
I have seen a lot of stories here centered around the Trio's fifth year. This is one of the few (if any) stories that follows all seven books.
Most of the chapters in the story are loosely based off the original. However, this chapter is one of three I wholly invented.))
Hailey Potter strode down the jalan of the village, alone. She hadn't been here since the night her parents died. It was strange, coming back. She could almost hear the high, cold laugh, see the flash of green light. Wherever Harry was, Hailey was sure he'd be fighting as hard as he could.
She pulled her jubah, berjubah closer around her. It was cold and a bit snowy, perhaps early December. She scanned both sides of the street. It would be here somewhere…
There! Behind those bushes! She could tell it was the right place just sejak looking at it. One corner of the house was entirely blown away. That must have happened when the curse backfired.
With a nervous gulp, Hailey strode up to the gate. As soon as she touched it, a sign sprang up. She smiled slightly as she read the messages. Harry would be sure to come here, back to where it all began. Godric's Hollow might not hold anything to aid his quest, but it would surely strengthen his resolve to keep fighting.
Smiling to herself, Hailey pulled a quill and a bottle of ink from her bag. Carefully, she wrote a message to Harry on the wooden sign.
"Harry," she wrote. "It's all up to you. I know anda can do it. We're all right sejak your side." She signed her name, put away quill and ink, and walked away, her head bowed against the biting December wind.