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04 December 2016 @ 05:36 pm
"The last son" by dirgewithoutmusic (PG, AU)  
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Ronald Weasley, Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter
Title: the last son
Author: dirgewithoutmusic
Link: AO3 http://archiveofourown.org/works/8158447
Rating/Warning(s): PG, AU
Word Count/WIP?: 13051, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: zantedesha
Special Rec: 4/31

Why This Must Be Read: I love "what-if's" and AU's and this story, where Ron is the Chosen One and Harry gets to keep his family is delightful and sad in turns.

Ron was one of the last people on the train. He slid past staring eyes and finally stepped himself into an almost unoccupied compartment-- there was just one small boy tucked in there. He had messy dark hair, slightly askew round glasses, and a comic book held up in front of his nose.

"Is it okay if I sit here?" said Ron. "Everywhere else is full."

Ron had a skinny little lightning-shaped scar he kept hidden under longish red bangs. Harry still caught sight of it, but people had all his life stopped his mother in grocery stores and bookshops to ask about his father. Lily was beautiful, striking, a good Auror and a war hero and a widow. They asked about that last thing and his mother went so so still.

"You ever heard of the X-Men?" Harry asked instead...