Project File: Ascension – startabby

Content Rating:
  • PG-13
  • Character Bashing
  • Discussion-Child Abuse
  • Violence-Canon-Level
  • Alternate Universe
  • Urban Fantasy
Harry Potter & Sirius Black, Fleur Delacour/Bill Weasley/Original Female Character, Other Pairings TBD

Word Count:
30,000 +

Author's Note:
I'm pantsing this a bit more than I usually do since I am working in a universe that I've already spent quite a bit of time building.

While reading the other parts of this series shouldn't be necessary for the story, it may be helpful, especially in terms of my original characters (the 'Gramander' triad's extended family).

Harrison Grim is more than 'the boy-who-lived'. Undercover Obscurial, a passionate crusader against child abuse, and an adopted son to his beloved guardian 'Paddy'; a newly adult Harry is all this and more. But can he withstand the machinations of all those who seek to use him?

A death in the family brings the recent Ilvermorny graduate Harrison Grim (Potter) back to Britain for the first time since the events of Irregular Homecomings. Over the years, Harry’s passion for helping others – especially abused children – has not waned, and now he’s finally ready to start the process that will lead to his chosen career. Pursuing both a Mundane education – Oxford University, Psychology and Social Studies – and an apprenticeship with a Mind Healer at the same time might seem like an ambitious schedule, but Harry is determined to do what it takes to make his dreams a reality.

But Harry isn’t the only one whose plans are coming to a head. The ascension of a new Peer is always a time of uncertainty – even with the Scamanders’ careful succession planning. Besides, there is still a Dark Lord and his followers waiting in the wings – and an old schemer who sees Harry as a tool for the ‘Greater Good’.

This is Part 4 of the Obscure Guardian Series, which features an Obscurial Harry rescued from the Dursleys at age 5 and raised by Sirius Black in America with the family of triad Tina Goldstein/Newt Scamander/Percival Graves. Keep in mind that this is in no way canon compliant for ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’, as I started this series long before the second Fantastic Beasts movie came out.

Daniel Radcliffe as Harrison Grim aka Harry Potter

Gary Oldman as Patrick ‘Pads’ Grim aka Sirius Black

Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany as Artemis and Wilhelm Scamander

Emily Browning as Ingrid Scamander

Clemence Poesy as Fleur Delacour

Domhall Gleeson as Bill Weasley

Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy

Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy

About startabby

Extremely prolific lifetime published fiction reader (just ask my family about my library account usage as a child), I fell down the rabbit hole into fan fiction a few years back. Reading has recently inspired me to start writing, as can be seen on my AO3 profile (startabby), as well as here on Rough Trade.


  1. Never heard of this before, but I followed your link, and I’m already on part 2… Very interesting so far.

  2. Just finished ‘obscure guardian ‘ on ao3. Very much looking forward to your continuation. Loved the way you pulled people together

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