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PAST HARRY: I still wonder what might have happened if we had not crossed paths... if I had not come to an empty office...

Harry walks into Dumbledore's office, but Dumbledore isn't there. Portraits of silhouetted people, presumably former Headmasters and Headmistresses, line the back wall. On one table are several delicate devices made of a bronze-ish metal. One is a set of scales with nothing in it; another has a roll of paper and is making a continuous mark on it, like certain types of seismograph. Another desk has a chair in front of it and a basin full of magic the color of Legilimency on it; this is the Pensieve. In the foreground, Fawkes the phoenix, a very brightly-colored magical bird, faces away from Harry and turns up its beak; Harry is looking unexcitedly towards the main desk. The whole scene is lit by a candelabra hanging on a chain from above.

PAST HARRY: I think Snape wanted me to see that Dumbledore was kind and forgiving... and if he'd been there to meet me, I might have come to respect that man... Not knowing...

PAST HARRY: But instead...

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As it turns out, the tiredness that delayed me recently was actually a symptom of me being physically sick. I've managed to write a page today and a page yesterday because it was the weekend and I had no other obligations, but until I'm healthier, I'm not actually going to be able to keep up a rate like this. The most important thing is for me to get enough rest that I can be back on schedule as soon as possible.

I ought to have a buffer ready for this kind of thing, but, well, I already used it up. (Hey, it's my first time doing this!) I should be able to build the buffer back up again in a couple of weeks when I'll have a 9-day break from college. Until then, I'll do my best, but my updates might be a bit inconsistent.