Pairing: Romilda Vane/Harry Potter
Fic Title: Amortentia
Genre: AU, drama, romance
Why This Must Be Read: An AU of Half-Blood Prince, a single changed event sends the characters in a slightly different direction. Here we have two Gryffindors who would have done just as well, if nor more so, in Slytherin, had the circumstances of their lives been just a little different. Romilda's character is explored and fleshed out, rather than left aside and written off as a fangirl floozy. Harry shows just how cunning he can be, and keeps up with Romilda with ease. Other characters are also given a chance to grow, though still others are not treated as kindly as JKR treated them. The romance of the story is beautiful, built slowly and surely. An outstanding fic.
Special Rec: 1/31