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In which a young Tom Riddle spends his first few weeks at Hogwarts trailing after a fellow student. Purely for research purposes, of course. There is nothing at all special or interesting or pretty or different about her, she's just...familiar, somehow. He does not at all have a crush on her, not at all.

[An attempt at a realistic, critical view of both the Harry Potter world, and Tom Riddle having a plausible love interest. Updates every 2-4 weeks. Slow Burn|Will They Or Won't They?|Dumbledore Bashing. Content/Trigger Warning for Obsessive Behavior, Amnesia, Child Abuse, Sexism, Racism, and YTs.]

IF YOU'RE HERE FROM COMMENT SWAP: Don't worry about reading more than one chapter if you don't wish to, I know I write a heck of a lot.
  1. Her Silence
    Tom doesn't know how to make friends.
  2. His Observation
  3. Their Severance
    Everyone keeps touching Tom's things. Ximena has a panic attack.
  4. A-Tisket A-Tasket
  5. Poor Mary
  6. Lavender's Blue
  7. Winter
  8. Spring&Summer
    Tom leaves Hogwarts for the first time
  9. Autumn
  10. Real Talk
  11. Soft Hands
  12. Suddenly
  13. Righteous/Wicked
  14. Rumor/Truth