It's the summer of 1976. Sirius Black is trying to carry on as normal against the increasing, creeping threat of war outside the castle walls by distracting himself with friends, girls and, thanks to his best friend, the Slug Club. However as the summer stretches on and the heat increases, Sirius may begin to realise that some differences just run too deep.
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Christmas 1976. Lily Evans is standing in the shadow of a war that for the first time is affecting her Christmas spirit. A reprieve from the gloom comes in the form of a Muggle boy from her hometown, someone who the war cannot touch and is unaffected by the fear it causes. However, dark times lie ahead, and Lily begins to realise that there are some things she just cannot escape, however hard she tries.
This is being submitted for Predictable Chaos's Second Time's the Charm challenge