''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5997438/1/The_Last_War The Last War]]'' by Lady of Pale Emerald Fires picks up the {{Potterverse}} after everyone has left school. Ron and Hermione are married, and so are Harry and Ginny. [[DeusAngstMachina But all]] [[DieForOurShip isn't well...]]

Also available in {{MST}}ed form [[http://mst3kfreezer.livejournal.com/5422.html here.]]

If you want to know what this fic would be like if it were crossed with ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'', see ''Fanfic/BecomingFemale''. For the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' version, see ''Fanfic/AbuseCycle''.
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!!''The Last War'' contains examples of:

* AbuseIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: A canon instance where Hermione punched Ron, as well as one where she conjured a bird to peck him, is referenced. In canon, both of these actions were portrayed as negative things for Hermione to do, but the author [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation seems to see them as positive instead.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of the author's ideas about the Ron/Hermione relationship seem to come from [[http://www.mugglenet.com/editorials/madampuddifoot/edit-king01.shtml this editorial]], though it's [[{{Plagiarism}} never credited.]]
* AuthorAppeal: Hermione laments not getting the chance to see Yo Yo Ma play Bach.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[{{Shipping}} Harry and Hermione]] are ''sparkly'' and ''pretty''! Everyone else, Ron and Ginny in particular, less so.
* CargoEnvy: Harry gets this for Hermione's nightie in Chapter 5.
* {{Chickification}}: Hermione suffers a horrendous case of this in Chapter 1.
* ContemplateOurNavels: Most of the first chapter.
* DeadFic: Despite the mention of a "coming storm" in the intro to Chapter 5, that chapter was posted in 2010 and the fic hasn't been updated since.
* DearNegativeReader: Chapter 5 opens with one, along with the [[ArgumentumAdLapidem unsupported assertion]] that [=LoPEF=] is "writing the redheads quite in character".
* DerailingLoveInterests: Arguably the whole point.
* DeusAngstMachina: To the point of AngstDissonance and {{Narm}}.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: One of Hermione's complaints about the wizarding world is how it dresses women in robes to conceal their natural beauty, no matter that wizards' and witches' robes differ only in style rather than function. The parallel with the gender politics of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burqa burqa]] is obvious.
* DomesticAbuse: Happens to Hermione.
** Also, to Ginny. Though in this case, the reader is apparently supposed to approve.
* DoubleStandard: Of course it's fine for Harry and Hermione to cheat on their evil spouses. If either of them do it, though, BurnTheWitch
* {{Expy}}: The yacht crew Harry hires? Wizarding version of ''Series/TheATeam''.
* FantasticRacism: Ginny seems, for no good reason, to have picked up a lot of the local version of FantasticRacism, slagging off Muggle-born wizards willy-nilly.
* FatBastard: The narration lingers on Ginny's weight gain [[UnfortunateImplications rather too much.]]
* ForTheEvulz: We never get any idea as to why Ron behaves the way he does, unless we [[AllThereInTheManual read the column that seems to have inspired the fic.]]
* GratuitousFrench: "Chateau [[YouMakeMeSic (sic)]] de Noir" anyone?
* HappilyEverAfter: What, [[DieForOurShip to]] [[{{Anvilicious}} nobody's]] [[AuthorTract surprise]], Harry and Hermione are implied to do.
* HurtComfortFic: Of a kind.
* JabbaTableManners: [[RonTheDeathEater Guess]].
* KarmicDeath: Ron. After breaking Hugo's bird's neck and tossing it into the fireplace and beating Hermione, he gets magically beaten, has his neck broken, and is turned into a piece of wood and burned.
* KickTheDog: Ron kills a little bird that his son Hugo was taking care of.
* LampshadeHanging: "In a sense, he felt like he had been expecting her as if he had cleared Ginny out of the way to make room in the house for Hermione." [[DieForOurShip This is exactly what has happened.]]
* LetsWaitAwhile: Harry and Hermione decide to put off consummating their love until things settle down. Since it appears to be a DeadFic, this doesn't happen and we're left with [[CoversAlwaysLie an M-rated romance with no sex]].
* NewerThanTheyThink: In-universe: Harry and Hermione think that Erasure's "Always" (from 1994) is "eighties".
* NoWomansLand
* NonindicativeName: The only war in this fic is the one between the author and canon.
* OutOfCharacter: Most {{egregious}}ly, Harry wishes he'd never learned about the wizarding world. So you'd rather have stayed with your abusive relatives and [[FridgeLogic never met the great love of your life]] then?
* PurpleProse: The author lapses into this on occasion. At one point, Hermione's love for Harry is [[{{Narm}} hilariously]] described as being [[AccidentalInnuendo "like golden water"]].
* RecycledInSpace: A LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek [-IN THE [[Franchise/HarryPotter POTTERVERSE]]-]!
* RememberedICouldFly: It takes Hermione over a decade, but she does.
* SeriesContinuityError: At least twice. First we have the declaration that [[StrawMisogynist a wizard always gets custody of the children in a divorce]], only to have Ginny threaten to sue for custody of the children when faced with her own divorce. We also have the designer dress Harry bought Ginny, which is later described as incredibly {{Stripperiffic}}, but even later still Harry thinks about the [[StrawMisogynist injustice of the wizarding world]], including that women are forced to wear robes to hide their natural beauty (see DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything above).
** In Chapter 5, Hermione is shown to have nothing but rags to wear from her old life and Ginny took all her clothes when she left. So where did she get the sexy nightie?
* ShipperOnDeck: Ginny randomly engages in some brief Lily/Scorpius shipping (presumably to [[{{Anvilicious}} beat it into our heads]] what a [[RonTheDeathEater social-climbing whore]] she is.)
* SongFic: See EarWorm.
* StayInTheKitchen: The first chapter takes this UpToEleven, quite literally as it takes place entirely in Hermione's kitchen.
* StealthParody: Possibly. At the very least, hopefully.
* StealthPun: Whether this was intentional nobody knows, but: [[{{Erasure}} "live in]] [[PortmanteauCoupleName Harmony"]], really?
* StrawMisogynist: The ''entire wizarding world'' appears to be populated by these.
* TakingTheKids: Ginny tries this, but Harry prevents her from doing so.
* TransplantedCharacterFic: Begins as one, until Hermione [[RememberedICouldFly realizes]] that she's actually supposed to be a {{badass}} witch and [[DieForOurShip kills evil!Ron.]]
* UnequalRites: Witches and wizards are said to be possessed of different kinds of magic (and of course [[NoWomansLand the former is suppressed]]) but we're not actually shown any evidence of this.
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