I agree with you that most AU fics don't start during summer of second year, except for the one's where Harry goes back to do it all over again.
This Jason character seems rather intriguing.
H/hr is always enjoyable to read.
While I can totally understand Vernon's thought processes for killing her, I adore Hedwig. Though perhaps he'll now get a new familiar.
Hope Jason makes a visit to old Vernon, in jail for some much needed payback.