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The Valiant Never

by R J Lupins Kat


1. Prologue: Through the Love of a Child   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 3]
Summary: SBHG: Her best friends' fates – and that of her world – lay on her shoulders. At 20, Hermione Granger can't do it alone. But Fate steps in, and the Impossible gives her hope... and love. "Sirius"... :Abstract Prologue: **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/01/07     Word Count: 1208

2. Chapter 1: Fringes of Reality   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Drunken Brit-speak highlights the arrival of a familiar face... though he's not quite who he seems. Then there's Hermione's dreams - dominated by surrealism and... "him"... **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/01/09     Word Count: 2104

3. Chapter 2: Conversations Left Unsaid   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: What we say can have significant impact on our lives. What we don't say can have even more... **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/01/11     Word Count: 2038

4. Chapter 3: Misconceptions & Other Half-Truths   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Memories plague us all; only the most trusting share everything. Hermione's not that trusting. Neither is Raj. And that is what worries her. Greatly. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/01/13     Word Count: 3842

5. Chapter 4: Sleight of Sight   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: What we see isn't always, well... what we see. And what Hermione thinks she sees is impossible. So says her intellect. But her heart, however... **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/01/16     Word Count: 5075

6. Chapter 5: Encore Presentations   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Repeat viewings bring turmoil to Hermione, especially when least expected. And as for Stubby - something about that witch is crucial to his life... past and future. And it was time to find out why. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/01/19     Word Count: 4182

7. Chapter 6: To Fear the Unknown   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 0]
Summary: From a darkened corner he watched, observed, considered. By the Fates' graces, she was here. She was his key, his link to his life. And he intended to learn why, up close and personally. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/01/23     Word Count: 4074

8. Chapter 7: Of Logic & Intuition   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Sirius Black. He was alive; she'd seen him, touched him. But how? And the man himself... Flashes of memory and recall danced on the fringes of his mind, telling him of a man he just might be. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/01/30     Word Count: 4265

9. Chapter 8: Bring Forth the Past   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Sirius Black wasn't her only mystery these days; Raj MacGregor was an anomaly, and one Hermione knew too little about for comfort. But good or bad, he just may be her best source for answers. Or more questions... **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/02/03     Word Count: 4649

10. Chapter 9: Troublesome Discoveries   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Not all answers are appreciated; not if they demand a change in plans, beliefs, a future. The man in her dreams; her future husband; others' identity of the man she believed to be Sirius... was anything what Hermione expected? **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/02/11     Word Count: 3261

11. Chapter 10: Calculated Risks   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Rock 'n Roll fantasy meets sleuth-athon, and Hermione Granger's determined to confront the man she KNOWS to be Sirius Black. But is he ready to confront her, when he doubts exposing his identity is in his best interest? Everything's a risk, some more calculated than others. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/02/25     Word Count: 5982

12. Chapter 11: Bound & Determined   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Sirius didn't have time for questions; it was survival of the fittest. Hermione didn't have time for games; it was war. But in the end, it was codependence. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/02/27     Word Count: 5734

13. Chapter 12: Tangents Unrelated   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Uneasy questions, startling revelations, and strangers intervening wake Sirius and Hermione up, forcing tentative trust between them. His two words explained more than a week of frenzied hunting, and Hermione begins to realize he's not the bastard she'd believed... **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/03/19     Word Count: 4593

14. Chapter 13: Foreign Correspondence   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Hidden weapons, familiar faces and word from afar... just what is going on? Realization hits Hermione that perhaps not is as it was four years ago. At least, not where Sirius is concerned... **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/04/02     Word Count: 5806

15. Chapter 14: Confucius with a Quill   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Cryptic words leave Hermione fearing the worst, and desperate to solve their riddle. Can the one man she never expected to see again be the one man capable of helping her? **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/04/15     Word Count: 4621

16. Chapter 15: Inconsistent Variables   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: What is this sudden obsession her feminine side has with Sirius Black? And just who in the hell is Raj MacGregor, anyway? Surprises turn Hermione's logical mind inside out, as original variables are simply no longer consistent. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/05/16     Word Count: 4431

17. Chapter 16: Crisis by Identity   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: "Who?" is an awfully apt question these days: 'Who is stalking whom?' 'Who is Raj MacGregor beneath that composed exterior?' 'Who is the man of Hermione's dreams?'... Who, indeed. Time is running out for her friends, and Hermione must find answers, before it is too late. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/06/06     Word Count: 4425

18. Chapter 17: Truth Be Thy Name   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Can truth be found simply through keen observance, by failure to indiscriminately dismiss? Hermione now believes so, as she has missed many a truth right before her eyes. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/06/16     Word Count: 4904

19. Chapter 18: Conjecture   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Assumptions without all the facts... Supposition with incomplete evidence. Guesswork. Sometimes we think we know what's going on, until we learn what is REALLY going on... **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/06/22     Word Count: 4375

20. Chapter 19: A Tale of Two   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: We each have a story within us, a brief memory that stays with us, guides us... scars us. For better or worse. And memories cannot be changed. But the future can. With a little help. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/07/12     Word Count: 5133

21. Chapter 20: Broken Child Reborn   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Sometimes we surprise others. Sometimes we surprise ourselves. But sometimes... We never even see it coming. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/07/18     Word Count: 3645

22. Chapter 21: Fragments Vague   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Puzzle pieces fill in the edges of holes, and a semblence of the whole picture begins to take shape. Much to many's surprise, and Hermione's chagrin... **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/09/14     Word Count: 4594

23. Chapter 22: Unsavory Conduct   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Sometimes one forgets what they *should* do, and find themselves giving in to Unsavory Conduct. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/09/29     Word Count: 6145

24. Chapter 23: If Memory Serves   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Brotherly admissions and startling clarifications delve Hermione and Sirius deeper into conspiracy and further from past convictions. But success can only be had if... if memory serves. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/11/03     Word Count: 6142

25. Chapter 24: To the Edge... & Beyond   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A person can only take so much. But when circumstances seem intent on converging all at once, how much more will it take to nudge you to the edge... and beyond? **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2007/11/07     Word Count: 5996

26. Chapter 25: The Measure of a Man   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Sometimes it takes a bit more knowledge and understanding to truly get the measure of a man. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/01/12     Word Count: 6239

27. Chapter 26: Brethren   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Is anyone or anything like we grew up believing? Or is there more depth, more options, more variations that offer up paths unknown, but greatly desired. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/01/15     Word Count: 5567

28. Chapter 27: Sands of Time   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: A bit of exotic adventure awaits Hermione, awaits them all, in the sands of Egypt. And they aren’t the only ones there for the Sacred. ****In the immortal words of the Shrunken Head in POA, the film: ‘Nearly dere, nearly dere!’ Apologies if it feels much action/drama is skipped, but the story follows Sirius and Hermione rather than all parties involved (to an extent). As well, there are less than ten chapters left – if that many – and some furthering of the story needs to happen quite soon. Thank you for bearing with me. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/01/20     Word Count: 5505

29. Chapter 28: Besotted Fools   M (R)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: At some poing in our lives, have we not all become Besotted Fools? **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Regulus Arcturus Black, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/05/13     Word Count: 5714

30. Chapter 29: Ghostly Affaires   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Ghosts of the past can haunt ever more deeply than any wisp of spirit... **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/05/17     Word Count: 3588

31. Chapter 30: Concerning Dragons   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: When not everything is quite as it appears or is believed, anything is possible. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/05/21     Word Count: 4334

32. Chapter 31: The Other Brother   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 1]
Summary: When only half the equation is right... **Thank you to all who remain loyal to the story, faithful to review.**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/06/01     Word Count: 5216

33. Chapter 32: Mystics, Legends & Fate   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Mirror shards fall back into place, and suddenly things make sense... including Hermione's heart. **Please stow your carry-ons and prepare for our descent. Only three more to go after this. ** As always, reviews are greatly appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/06/15     Word Count: 6434

34. Chapter 33: But Once   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 0]
Summary: As answers arrive en masse, sometimes it takes the unexpected to bring about the most important ones... the ones that happen but once. **Reviews are much appreciated**

Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/06/19     Word Count: 4606

35. Chapter 34: Unnatural Expectations   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Even when matters are at their bleakest, a part of us deep within will still hold unnatural expectations for happiness.

Sometimes we even realize them.

**As always, reviews are much appreciated.**

** Author's Note: Regarding the content of this chapter, please keep in mind there is a Forbidden Forest for certain sites, and I prefer not to go out of bounds. That said, I hope you enjoy this chapter.

Only one more to go.


Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/06/26     Word Count: 4903

36. Epilogue: Of What Dreams May Come   T (PG-13)  [Reviews - 4]
Summary: The Impossible gave her hope. The Impossible made it happen...

**Reviews are much appreciated**


Characters:: Hermione Granger, Original Character, Sirius Black
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Suspense, post-HBP/HBP, compliant, Romance      Warnings: none
Date Added: 2008/07/01     Word Count: 5272




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