Please read "Harry Potter & the New Marauders", if you haven't already. Otherwise, you'll really need the recap in Chapter 1! This is the continuation of Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts, and we begin with that recap of Book 1. Please also see "The Minstrel Boy" and "The 12th Moon" for additional backstory that might help, as they do tie into this one. We begin with the boys going home for Christmas, and with one of them finding that it might not be so easy to go home after such a long time. Canon characters not in list: Fenrir Greyback, Colin Creevey.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
I stared at where the wedding photo used to be, trying not to think of this as the last time I would sleep in this bed. The last time I would see this room. The last time I would sleep next to my wife. No, it wouldn't be the last time, because I would come back. That was the whole point of leaving, wasn't it?