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Following the Phoenix

A single-/dual-point-of-departure spinoff from Less Wrong's brilliant story "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality", branching away in Chapter 81. Hermione is sent to Azkaban, but Harry is not about to give up. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like his enemy is about to leave things alone either.

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Epilogue

Author's Note: I had initially intended for this epilogue to be a series of short flashes, showing the months and years after Harry meets Ignotus. However, this turned out to be a bit too long, with 17k and going before I even reached the end of 1992, so instead I'll be posting those flashes as a separate story, available at https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11461681/

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Chapter 116: The Man Who Lived

CHAPTER 116: THE MAN WHO LIVED


Sunday 14 July, 1pm local time. Not that time had much of a meaning here.

Harry looked down at the almost-nondescript piece of ocean floor he wasstanding on. It was only half a kilometer deep here, so you could survive withonly the minor kinds of spells that could be learned from books. As long asyo

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Chapter 115: The Deathly Hallows, Pt 2

CHAPTER 115: THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PT 2


Within moments, mists started gathering like before. Harry heard a sharpintake of breath from the former Headmaster as they swirled into the figure ofa handsome man with dark hair and darker eyes. The man didn’t look anythinglike Professor Quirrell had, but nevertheless, there was

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Chapter 114: The Deathly Hallows, Pt 1

CHAPTER 114: THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PT 1


Harry nodded, turned the stone over three times in his hand, and spoke:“Cadmus Peverell”.

The stone glowed warm in his hand and a mist formed, which twisted and turneduntil it settled on the shape of a man.

“Néade sé bregus ongrataþ on þín dæg.”

Harry grimaced and turned to Profe

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Chapter 113: Endings and Beginnings

CHAPTER 113: ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS


The negotiations continued over the next three weeks. When Harry was finallycalled upon to place his signature on behalf of the magical world alongsidethe signatures of the Prime Minister and the Queen, the core treaty was a merefifteen pages long. However, several hundred additional new

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Chapter 112: Negotiations, Aftermaths

CHAPTER 112: NEGOTIATIONS, AFTERMATHS


In the hour that followed, the Muggle government representatives and Harry,Hermione and Emmeline put their heads together to iron out the details for thefirst proposals to put to parliament.

At six, Pius Thicknesse returned from St. Mungo’s, accompanied by two membersof the Wizengam

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Chapter 111: Negotiations, Pt 3

CHAPTER 111: NEGOTIATIONS, PT 3


Shouts rent the air in the DMLE survey room as the dark-cloaked wizardappeared. “Hello Tom,” Albus’s voice spoke on the screen.

“It’s him!” Amelia yelled. “Scrimgeour, surround the castle. Get any Mugglesout of the way, but do not hurt them. We are not going to let the bastardget away this tim

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Chapter 110: Negotiations, Pt 2

CHAPTER 110: NEGOTIATIONS, PT 2


Hermione tensed, ready to whip out her wand and slow the staff’s momentumbefore it would cause a national riot by breaking Queen Elizabeth’s leg, butthe precaution was unnecessary. Harry had warned her of this move and so shehad been prepared, but looking to the side, it was quite evident that he h

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Chapter 109: Negotiations, Pt 1

CHAPTER 109: NEGOTIATIONS, PT 1


Friday, May 1st 1992, 10:58am.

“Oh man,” Draco said, and then added mentally. You are going to look like_such an idiot, Potter._

I’m sure Harry will do just fine, Hermione thought primly. “But we probablyshouldn’t distract him too much while he’s trying to hold a conversation.”

_I can deal

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Chapter 108: The Muggle War, Pt 6

CHAPTER 108:THE MUGGLE WAR, PT 6


Wednesday April 29th 1992, 6:03pm.

Harry was sitting in his new office, scribbling on a piece of parchment. Theoffice was a simple stone affair, deep in the recesses of the Ministry, in thecorridor leading to the Wizengamot Hall. The chambers here were not used much,these days, as most witches

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Chapter 107: The Muggle War, Pt 5

CHAPTER 107: THE MUGGLE WAR, PT 5


It was mid-afternoon on Wednesday, when the children were just catching abreath after Snape had made them do a series of intense emergency escape-drills, when Harry felt a tug on his arm and thought he saw a flash of gold.Dumbledore?

He stood up and left the room, supposedly to the bathroom.

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Chapter 106: The Muggle War, Pt 4

CHAPTER 106: THE MUGGLE WAR, PT 4


“Mum,” the girl said, looking panicked, her robes scorched and sweaty. “Ican’t talk now, I’m sorry.” And then she and the golden bird were suddenlyengulfed in a burst of flame and disappeared.

_Roberta stared at the bodies lying in her living room, her heart beatingrapidly. She counted e

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Chapter 105: The Philosopher's Stone

CHAPTER 105: THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE


It’s all my fault.

Not _all, Slytherin corrected. _I daresay there are some other people who canclaim a share of the blame.

This is my_ war, these are my friends. I should have protected them._

We will, Gryffindor promised. We will find a way to bring them back.

_Even if tha

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Chapter 104: The Muggle War, Pt 3

CHAPTER 104: THE MUGGLE WAR, PT 3


With a crack of Apparition, Professor McGonagall reappeared on the forestground.

“It’s not just Hogwarts,” she said heavily. “I don’t know exactly what ishappening, but the Ministry is in complete chaos. Apparently there have beenattacks just about everywhere. The visitor entrance to the Min

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