"Mars is bright tonight," Ronan repeated, while Hagrid watched him imaptiently. "Unusually bright." -Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
When Hayley Piper returns to Hogwarts for her sixth year, she finds the school turned upside down. Muggle-borns are being captured and turned into the Muggle-Born Registration, and her own mother is forced to go into hiding. Hayley knows the Dark Lord is getting more powerful and she fears for the future of the wizarding world. She decides to join what is left of Dumbledore's Army in the fight against the new regime, but she she, her friends, and her family survive the war?
Title inspired by the The Cliche Cafe on the HPFF forums and Amazing Banner by Blue_Suede_Shoes on SAYS. Not all romances are good, not all romances have happy endings. What happens when Ginny Weasley defects to the Dark Side? Will Harry, Ron and Hermione ever forgive her? Will her family be okay with Ginny falling in love with a Malfoy?