Bane of My Existence

Creator: Dream Howler

Series Begun: 2005-08-27

Series Updated: 2016-04-15

Fandom: Harry Potter

Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, Remus Lupin/Severus Snape, Hermione Granger/Blaise Zabini

Rated: R

Warnings: M/M, Underage, 

Genres: pre-HBP, Band Fic

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Summary: Over the summer, Harry Potter starts getting mysterious letters from a guy that claims he wants to apologize for all the stuff that he has ever done to him. Then, when he gets back to school, he finds out that someone is starting a band and decides to change his appearance so he has a chance to be in it. Who is this mysterious letter writer? Will Harry get into the band and fool the school into thinking he is someone else?


Beta: I want to thank my beta’s who have helped me fix up this story in the past and present. Much thanks to Keikokin, Messiah, and Pamela.


Disclaimer: This plot/story is ©2004 – 2021 by Dream Howler. This story is the sole property of its author, and may not be copied, in whole or in part, or posted on any other website without the written permission of the author. As for the characters that are in this story, they are the property of J. K. Rowling and are only being borrowed for my enjoyment. I am not receiving money for writing this story and have no money for any lawyers to take should they decide to sue me.


Author Notes

Author Notes: I am slowly adding this story to this site and getting rid of the domain. Please be patient. Thank you.


Canon Notes: This story is Pre-HBP, and takes place in my version of Harry Potter’s seventh year, based on the events of the first five books. Most of the content of this story will obviously be filled with different information because Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is out, and many things have changed that I will not be mentioned here. I will take some spells and some minor events out of HBP, but most of this will make this an AU.

Story Links

    • Prologue
    • Chapter 1 – The Mysterious Writer
    • Chapter 2 – Spectrum
    • Chapter 3 – The Concert
    • Chapter 4 – Mystery Uncovered and Shocks
    • Chapter 5 – It takes more than the written word
    • Chapter 6 – Close Calls
    • Chapter 7 – Exposed
    • Chapter 8 – Courtships, Sirens, and Dreams
    • Chapter 9 – Dates, Courtships, and Potions
    • Chapter 10 – Cures, Surprises, and Dreams Revealed
    • Chapter 11 – Courting, Classes, Nagini, and Spies
    • Chapter 12 – Horcruxes, Nagini, Voldemort’s Plans, and surprising shocks.
    • Chapter 13 – A Healing, Inheritances, and the Cleansing of Hogwarts