Title: For Lack of a Bezoar Author: BolshevikMuppet99 Rating: M Genre: Angst/Mystery Status: Complete Library Category: Pairings: Summary: Canon Divergence from HBP. When Harry fails to save Ron's life in Slughorn's office, he and Hermione are thrust into a search for answers. But the path is thornier than either of them could have possibly imagined. Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13108396/1/For-Lack-of-a-Bezoar This is an interesting story. It's not one of my new favorites but it gets a lot of things right. For me I'd rate it at 3.5/5 and probably round up to 4. The story is complete at approx 35k. You know all those tropes/scenes we constantly see where Harry gets mad he's been lied to? And tries to do something about it? And whines about how everyone kept secrets and yells at Dumbledore and gets pissy at Snape and decides to deal with Malfoy himself? This is all of that, except done in a more believable manner than normal. It does get a bit dark a bit fast for me, and even with the divergence point it's hard for me to believe they'd go so far so fast, but it's well done and at only 35k there's not much to lose.