October 21st, 2007
Benedictio Amicorum by Mosylu
Summary: Just after the climax of GoF, Ron and Hermione ask Dumbledore for something–anything–to protect their friend. Oneshot, 2,159 Words.
Why You Should Care: This is a simple, brief story about the friendship and love that will eventually help get Harry through three years of war, and see him come out the other side as hero instead of a martyr. The characters are all well done, and the prose slides seamlessly into JKR’s canon, style and theme.
Why You Might Not Care: We don’t learn anything new or breathtakingly interesting. It’s a quiet moment and a heartfelt moment, but it’s quite transparent and predictable. Having said that, it’s a nice little testament to the trio’s friendship and to Dumbledore’s ability to provide some peace of mind in the most frustrating of circumstances.