AU: Sequel to Unwritten. Lily Potter tries to come to terms with James's murder while raising Harry on her own. As Severus and Lily unravel the mystery of Voldemort's defeat and Melora Spring's cursed scar, Lily must reconcile her grief with her growing feelings for Severus. Bellatrix Lestrange plots her revenge while sheltering her young nephew, Draco Malfoy.
Severus/Lily, Hagrid/Dorcas Meadowes, Sirius/OC
Written for Gluttony's First Birthday Competition.
"The more powerful the wizard, the longer-lived, or so he'd been told. Not for the first time, Harry Potter wished with all his heart to be ordinary."