Title: Dudley's Memories Author: paganaidd Rating: T Genre: Angst/Family Status: Complete Library Category: General Fics Pairings: Harry/Ginny (although not important). Summary: Minerva needs help delivering another letter to #4 Privet Drive. At forty, Dudley is not at all what Harry expects. A long overdue conversation ensues. DH cannon compliant, but probably not the way you think. Prologue to "Snape's Memories". Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6142629/1/Dudleys-Memories Okay, so I've been hearing for a while that today's DLP has changed, and a story that has some DLP-disliked ideas in it, if it is well-written, might even make it into the library. So, here's the a chance to see if that's true. Although not central to the story, and no sexual scenes are written into the story at all, there is slash involved—Dudley and his mate. It is their child who is getting a letter. So, why should this story be in the library even though there is a bit of slash? First, although the writing begins a bit rocky, the narrators voice is very mature, which is refreshing. Second, while I think I've seen most of the tropes before in Harry Potter fics, nothing in this story feels cliche-ish, moreover, scenes that could be angsty or clumsily handed are instead presented well. Finally, there's the plot itself. In six short chapters and one evening, the author does a very good job of bringing about . . . well, not resolution (it's too short for that), but a good beginning to closure between Harry and Dudley. Note, there are a couple of things that make me grind my teeth in frustration, like the constant mispelling of McGonagall. However, at least it is consistent rather than a mistake here, right there, and then another mistake. Note to modes: couldn't see where to add tags. All I see is the option to upload files, preview, watch thread, and post a poll.