Five years after the war and after several failed relationships, best friends Harry and Hermione spend Valentine’s Day together doing some mundane tasks. Hermione happens upon a hidden item from long ago and realizes that her best friend has apparently been secretly in love with a mystery woman. The revelations that emerge shock them both and could alter their friendship forever.
Original prompt for the Harmony Discord Contest: "The boy sat in the window. He sighed, wondering what could have been if he was brave enough."
A canon-divergent story set on Christmas Day at Grimmauld’s Place all the way until Valentine’s Day during Order of the Phoenix.