The Poison Garden
by Turtle Wexler
Burnout happens. Three years after the end of the war, Hermione Granger is feeling burnt-out. She has an unfinished Potions Mastery (due to the death of her mentor), has inherited an unsatisfying chore of helping her mentor’s students make their way through to their OWLs and NEWTs, and does not intend to continue teaching beyond that point. But has no clear plans of what she is to do with the rest of her life.
Into this patch of the doldrums, she is abruptly handed an adventure — in the form of a small enchanted book, which someone managed to slip into the pocket of her robes without her noticing.
Yes, this is a time-travel fic. Hermione will spend a year and a day in the period between the wars, being given a challenge, as to whether, without speaking to anyone of what she knows of the future, she can manage to make a difference.
And discovering things about a number of people that she only thought that she knew.