Story Title: A Little More Time
Author Name: Jess Pallas
Story Url: Story Link 1
Alternate Url: Story Link 2
Content Rating: Parental Guidance
Story Summary: DH Spoilers Was it possible to save two lives without altering history? Was it possible to given them a future twenty years after they had supposedly died? Teddy Lupin thought so.
This story took me be surprise with its seamless integration into canon in a post-DH world. Told primarily from Teddy Lupin’s point of view, post-Epilogue, the story centers around Teddy’s desire to rescue his parents from their fate during the Battle of Hogwarts, and what comes as a result of his attempts to interfere with time. Through his job as an Unspeakable, Teddy has access to a device which allows him to witness numerous moments in his parents’ lives, giving the fic the added benefit of serving as a “Missing Moments” fic; a companion to Books 4-7. In addition, the rich details that the author manages to include in her characterizations took my breath away. Little tidbits which I, as a mother, could appreciate about the characterization of Tonks were just phenomenally drawn, in addition to added insight into what makes Remus tick. Professor Lupin has always been a difficult character for many to depict, as his martyr-like tendencies have either frustrated or endeared most readers of the series. This author has Lupin’s character drawn just right. She depicts his strengths, his weaknesses, and above all his love both vividly and accurately. The story had me on the edge of my seat at many points, with several nail-biting scenes, particularly in the last act. Best of all, the story has stayed with me years after it was written, due to its originality and overall brilliant quality.
The story is primarily a gen fic, though Remus/Tonks is necessarily a part of that, as well as other background canon relationships.
The Alternate URL above will take you to the author’s LJ where she has posted an updated version of the fic based on trivia JKR has released post-DH; specifically, who Percy married, names of Weasley offspring, etc. There is also a one-shot, “Family Ties,” which is a lovely sequel to “A Little More Time.”