Set five years after the Battle of Hogwarts. Harry Potter has married and settled into his new life. Neville and Luna married and settled into their new lives. Everyone is settled and seemingly happy...except for Hermione Granger--Weasley. Immediately after the war, Ron and Hermione married. But the problems in their marriage went from bad to worse when Ron began to drink and abuse pain killers to cope with his nightmares regarding the war. He took it out on Hermione, with his fists and through sex. When a chance encounter, brings a beaten and skinny witch to a certain former potions master's door, he brings her in to care for her. But after taking care of her, a friendship forms that will change their lives forever..