I have been asked by several readers what AU means, so I thought that I would quickly address that. AU is a fanfiction term that means Alternate Universe. It means that you take the basic premis of an author's creation, and then change it to fit your idea. In cannon Harry Potter, Harry marries Ginny Weasleybecause everyone expects him to, because she looks like his mom? And Hermoine marries Ron because argueing and fighting with each other for 7 years is foreplay and evidence of love? These are just some of the questions that make me write the story that I am putting before you the reader, in hopes of giving you something you enjoy.