Living with Danger

Main sequence Dangerverse
Book 1 of 5

Followed by

Living without Danger




October 26, 2004


March 12, 2005

Living with Danger is the first installment of the Dangerverse series by Anne B. Walsh, followed by Living without Danger. Started in 2004 and finished in 2005, Living with Danger is 222,607 words long, beating each of the first four Harry Potter books in length. Living with Danger consists of 50 chapters, and tells of the formation of the Pack and their struggles to stay hidden from the Wizarding World.


AU, first in the main Dangerverse series, now complete. Lone wolf. Dream-seer. Bright child. Scarred child. Singer. Prisoner. Dancer child. Dragon child. Eight semi-ordinary people. One extraordinary family, and how they became one. Pre-Hogwarts story.

–Summary on FanFiction

First in the Danger series. What if Harry Potter had not just father figures, but mother figures as well? What if he had siblings? And what about Hermione Granger, or Draco Malfoy? Would they have been different with a different family? What if Sirius Black had a girlfriend named Aletha, his fellow Beater and constant verbal sparring partner? And what if Remus Lupin, one gray March day about five months after his world fell apart, met a woman named Danger who knew things that would change his life forever? Features Weasleys and Luna Lovegood in later chapters.

–Summary on


!Spoiler Warning!

Not quite six months after the events of Halloween 1981, a family known as the Pack comes into being, intended to help and support all those who were worst hurt by that day. Original members of the Pack:

Members added later:

  • Meghan Black (cub, born to Sirius and Aletha on 1 June, 1983)
  • Draco Black (cub, born Draco Malfoy, adopted into the Pack by his mother's wishes on his fourth birthday, 26 July, 1984).

Please note that the DV was started before JKR clarified Hermione's age or provided a birthday for Draco, Remus, or Sirius.

Though they must live in hiding, due to Sirius's status as a wanted man and Harry's (and later Draco's) as supposedly kidnapped children, the Pack manages to learn, laugh, love, and even make friends. Among these are Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Rubeus Hagrid, and (reluctantly on both sides) Severus Snape. The latter's discovery of their London home causes them to uproot themselves and reestablish their household near that of two families with children around the cubs' ages. Ron and Ginny Weasley, and Luna Lovegood, are soon firm friends with their new neighbors, taking piano and voice lessons from Aletha along with the cubs.

When Sirius is found out and arrested close to Christmas 1990, all the Pack's members must face their fears to win the day. Danger, in an encounter with the demigod-like Founders of Hogwarts, tries to make a bargain whereby she will remain with the Founders and the rest of the Pack will receive a magical happy ending. Remus, following her to the Founders' Castle, argues persuasively that his own ending cannot be happy without her, and Danger realizes the groundlessness of her own fear, that Remus only loved her because of her "taming" magic.

The Pack's cubs, with the help of their friends, locate Peter Pettigrew and produce him at the trial the next day, alive, to corroborate Sirius's "impossible" story and clear his name. Nine months later, the older three cubs, along with Ron, leave for Hogwarts. Meghan befriends a boy who is looking for his toad on platform nine and three-quarters, then introduces him to her family, and Neville Longbottom boards the Hogwarts Express with his new friends, promising to write to Meghan. Dudley Dursley is also present, as he was rendered magical by a curse Remus and Danger laid on the Dursley family the night they rescued Harry. Hogwarts, brace for impact.[1]


  1. March 15, 1982, Surrey
  2. Interpretations
  3. Castles in the Air
  4. Tamer
  5. Laying Plans
  6. Preparations
  7. Curse
  8. If It Be Thus to Dream
  9. A Good Name
  10. Simple Stuff
  11. What Have You Done?
  12. Another Angle
  13. What It Would Now Be
  14. The Second Letter
  15. You're WHAT?
  16. Beautiful Is the Child
  17. Discovered
  18. Crossing of the Paths
  19. Light and Darkness
  20. Justice and Revenge
  21. Key to His Heart
  22. An Important Day
  23. Tea with the Headmaster
  24. Happy Ending
  25. Curiosity and What It Killed
  26. What's in a Name?
  27. Bits and Pieces
  28. Two and Two Together
  29. Three Sides Around
  30. Confrontations
  31. It's a Nice Place to Visit
  32. But I Wouldn't Want to Stay
  33. This Changes Everything
  34. Make New Friends
  35. But Keep the Old
  36. One Is Silver
  37. And The Other's Gold
  38. Don't Look Back
  39. Open Doors
  40. Close Every Door
  41. What Can We Do?
  42. Debts and Deals
  43. Do You Trust Me?
  44. Negotiating
  45. Reap What You Sow
  46. Vindication
  47. Aftermath
  48. Gifts
  49. Unexpected
  50. September 1, 1991, London


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