The today’s edition of the Buried Gems is going to present you two stories I had on my list right from the beginning. Several SIYE readers nominated the stories as a buried gem as well, including Dad, ykirirn and Potterfan2008. That’s why I don’t want to wait any longer to dig these gems out. Be forewarned that you’ll need a few hours more to read the today's gems.
The 6th edition of the Buried Gems presents you Abraxan’s version of Harry Potters 6th and 7th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The Refiner's Fire
Summary: In the summer before his sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter learns to come to terms with the death of Sirius. As he heals and grows emotionally, he learns how to enjoy life again. But there's a war on, and Voldemort's primary objective is to kill Harry Potter, by any means necessary. As a result, Harry and his friends have a very adventurous sixth year at Hogwarts.
The Time of Destiny
Summary: Sequel to "The Refiner's Fire." Harry Potter returns to Privet Drive for the last time, prior to his Seventh Year at Hogwarts. Much to the Dursley's surprise, Remus is going to stay with him due to a head injury Harry received on the train. The Dursleys are not happy with this situation, as you can well imagine. This fic covers both the summer before Harry's seventh year, and his entire last year at school.
I know that most HG shippers, including me, don’t like to see either Harry or Ginny with someone else. Oddly enough, Refiner’s Fire is the only exception for me. Harry's girlfriend, Casey, whom he meets in the summer after his 5th year, is a great character. She helped him to cope with the loss of Sirius. I like to think of her as a blonde Muggle version of Ginny. The story is telling us how Harry, with Ginny's help, copes with the loss of Casey and how he becomes a powerful wizard in the process. I am usually a bit reluctant when it comes to Powerful! Harry stories, but these two stories are special, believe me.
In case you liked the todays gems, make sure you won't miss the outtakes you can find on Abraxan's author's page.
Of course, I still accept nominations for the Buried Gems, just send an email to Gin110881@yahoo.com. It would be nice if you’d add a few lines why you think your nominated story is worth to be a buried gem.
For an overview of all the stories presented as a buried gem so far, please follow this link.