Story Title: England Expects
Author Name: Lyras
Story Url: Story Link 1
Alternate Url: Story Link 2
Content Rating: Mature
Length: Short Story
Story Summary: When the war’s over, all Harry and Ginny have to do is pick up the pieces, but this isn’t as simple as it sounds.
I must first mention that I love the title on this fic. As simple as it sounds, so many authors struggle with titles to their stories (even C.S. Lewis did!); this title is perfect. What a perfect way of summing up, in two words, what this fic is about!
Post-DH, Harry is struggling to distinguish between what he wants and what the rest of the wizarding world seems to expect from him. This has, of course, put on hold his reconciliation with his former girlfriend. Ginny’s voice is one I’ve always viewed as hard to write. This author has her down pat, though, and presents the story through Ginny’s POV, a non-nonsense, if fiery, narrative which the author carries off with apparent ease. The story is smart, concise, and avoids becoming a bit of fluffy nonsense. It feels witty and pertinent and a natural addendum to the pre-Epilogue end of Deathly Hallows.