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"From the Besieged Ardea" is a short story by Squibstress written for the 2011 HP Darkfest.

The title is taken from the first line of Shakespeare's poem, The Rape of Lucrece.

"From the Besieged Ardea" was a "Fandom Classics" selection for March 2014 on The Petulant Poetess and a featured story for September 2016 on Lumos.


The story concerns an incident as viewed through the eyes of the three participants and historians. In it, Minerva McGonagall is assaulted by a man she believes to be Albus Dumbledore.



"From the Besieged Ardea"