It takes sixty years, but Minerva finally comes to understand the truth of George Bernard Shaw's pronouncement on tragedy: "Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it." Minerva/Amelia, with background Minerva/Dougal, Minerva/Elphinstone. Winner of a 2013 MuggleNet Fan Fiction Quicksilver Quill Award.
A story of rejection and reconcilliation.
When Harry is forced to form a Blood Bond with Draco Malfoy under threat of death, he thinks his future will consist of a cold home and sexual frustration. But when a group of left-over Death Eaters decides to stir trouble, their lives change completely – and it takes them both some years to figure out whether it’s for better or for worse.