It's 1976 and the life of the wizarding world is getting more tense as the war gets steadily worse. Muggles and Muggleborns are being found dead or reported missing and the Ministry is doing all it can to try and stop this at once. Dumbledore has formed a secret group called the Order of the Phoenix to combat Voldemort's Death Eaters, though it is not nearly as big.
Meanwhile in Hogwarts life is going on as normal, or as normal as you can call a school full of mischief and magic. The Marauders are getting up to no good, tensions are running high between the Gryffindors and Slytherins, upcoming Quidditch matches raises competitiveness and important exam years drive some students balmy.
While some students are pursuing love interests, other students are worrying about their safety outside of Hogwarts and have suggested having more practice in duelling and defending themselves. The Duelling Club wasn't exactly anything huge, so Dumbledore has agreed with these worries and is holding these sessions himself. With Dumbledore teaching duelling, perhaps there will be hope yet.
The fight will involve coming together, trusting each other, love and friendship. These strong bonds. Broken friendships can be renewed, enemies could become friends, friends can become enemies and mistakes can be prevented. So much can happen and all sorts of magical bonds can be created.
The only question is...
Will it be enough?
This is an AU RP, where almost anything could happen. Different pairings, different scenarios, different outcomes. What if Lily and Severus became friends again? What if Peter never takes a trip to the dark side? What if James gives up on Lily and finds happiness with someone else?
So many 'what ifs' because anything can happen here. Come and join the fun!