Title: Abandoned: The Re-Write
Main Pairing: Harry/Tom, Harry/Voldemort
Side Pairings: Ginny/Theodore Nott, Seamus/Blaise Zabini, past-Ron/Hermione, Hermione/Luna, others
Warnings: SLASH, mentions of child abuse/rape/torture, language, character death, minor Dumbledore bashing, Grey-to-Dark!Harry
Summary: A complete re-write of Abandon: Before the start of his seventh year, Harry Potter is abandoned in London by his muggle family and finds himself befriending Lord Voldemort.
A/N: Back in 2004, I started writing a fic on a whim, not expecting much to come of it. Even now, I'm impressed that Abandon was so well received. *grins* Especially considering how improbable the premise was.
A couple of years ago, I got it into my head that I should re-write Abandon chapter-by-chapter, but that never really got anywhere. (It's hard to spice up what's already written, even if does need it. And it does. *shame*)
In October of 2010, it came to me that I should just start from scratch, rather than tackling what already exists. In this fic, I hope to make the original premise more probable, but I'm going to try staying true to the original at the same time. It should be a fun challenge. XD (A list of the major changes is at the bottom of this chapter.)
Related, because this is a rewrite of a fic that was completed before Half-Blood Prince was released, it is not canon to HBP or DH. So, you won't be seeing any horcruxes popping up, nor the deathly hallows. That said, I may take some things (character histories, Death Eater names, etc) from those books, just to fill in some holes that I bullshat my way past the first time around. XP
Why call this fic Abandoned? Wasn't the original called just Abandon?
LOL. About half of the reviews I get for Abandon these days make the title past tense. I'm always torn between laughing and crying when I get one of those reviews. I figure, if the readers think the title should be past tense, who am I to deny them? So, here you go, luvs.
The awesome SharaLunison and magickmaker17/ArrghAmy kindly beta'd this fic for me. They're also the ones who occasionally prodded me, asking when I was going to work on it more, so many, many kudos to the pair of them.
This fic is NOT complete and very likely will never be. Tbh, I do kinda like the rewrite, but I've spent years trying to find the energy to continue working on it, and nothing. So I figured I'd share it. However, BECAUSE it's incomplete it will only be posted on LJ and DW. (& if people start getting obnoxious about my continuing it, I'll take it down.)
There are 20 chapters completed, and this will update every other day until they're all up.
This chapter covers chapters one and two in the original. It's been expanded on a bit and some research was done to make it more realistic.
Also, many of the complaints I got in the early chapters of Abandon had to do with Hedwig being left at the Dursleys, so that's changed in this version.
The 'prequel' I wrote, covering Harry's 6th year, can be found on LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, or Archive of Our Own.
( Chapter One: Abandoned in London )Abandon & Reclaim Series:
Abandon the Prequel: Sixth Year
Abandon chapter 01
Reclaim chapter One
One || Two || Three || Four || Five || Six || Seven || Eight || Nine || Ten
Eleven || Twelve || Thirteen || Fourteen || Fifteen || Sixteen || Seventeen || Eighteen || Nineteen || Twenty