They say that just before you die, your life flashes before your eyes. But what does that really mean? How can a whole life be squashed into a few seconds?
Bellatrix Lestrange thinks she has lived a satisfying life. But it all comes back to earth when she's faced with her own mortality. She is forced to realise her wrongs, realise that she had never achieved what she had wanted as a child.
She is now faced with a question. The toughest one she has ever had to answer:
What could she have changed to make her life even better?
Her answer: everything.
Third place in the August Inter-House Co-Op!
Summary: She was trapped in that house, the walls suffocating her. But it hadn’t always been like that; there was a time when she was happy there. Yet that time is gone, but can she justify – even to herself, if to no one else – performing the greatest of crimes? Can she justify betrayal?
Summary: Petunia Dursley didn't think much about Lily. That is, until she found Lily's old diary in her attic...
Summary: A great man’s greatest good luck is to die at the right time. ~Eric Hoffer
Some people are given this luck, and others have it snatched away from them. There's no way to tell who will be rewarded with the luck either. Even if you are giving life everything you have, even when you are living for the very same reasons as someone else, your experiences can be vastly different.
Kendra Dumbledore. Molly Weasley. They lived for the same thing, yet their lives -- and deaths -- were entirely different.
For the August One-Shot Challenge, Inter-House Co-op. Written by Phia Phoenix of Ravenclaw, and Hermione_Rocks of Slytherin.
Summary: You may love many people, but do they love you?
I am Indigoenigma of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for the I Challenge Thee Challenge. I have Jenna's prompt.
Summary: It wasn't apathy.
But it was very close.And who could blame her?
In marrying Ted, Andromeda had already defied her life's dragons. Afterward, she wanted to live without even the thought of them, thank you.~ originally written for Teresa in the Second SPEW Summer Secret Story Swap
~ can be read as companion to Hints
Summary: James Potter walks within the grounds of Hogwarts, the night Harry produces his first proper patronus. This is what James sees.
Summary: Her whole world was destroyed. Her family was gone. She is alone.
Summary: Neville Longbottom is entering his seventh year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, hoping it will be one of the best years of his life. However, it was not meant to be. With Severus Snape as headmaster and Death Eaters teaching at the school, Neville must team up with Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood to save the school they have all come to love.
Summary: “The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches…”
Harry Potter’s destiny was decided for him before he was even born. Among all the witches and wizards in the world, only he has the power to destroy the feared Lord Voldemort. Now seventeen, and an adult in the magical world, Harry along with his best friends Ron and Hermione prepares to set out on the long and dangerous mission to destroy Voldemort and the Horcruxes that make his soul immortal. As Harry has learnt, the key to destroying Voldemort lies not in the future but in the past, but as the trio dig deeper into the secrets of the dark wizard’s history, an unexpected ally will reveal something that makes the challenge seem more impossible than they could ever have imagined…
Note: I've rated this story 6th-7th Years because of some stuff that will happen later on, but most of the story will be suitable for all ages. If in doubt, check for any warnings.
Summary: Draco Malfoy has become accustomed to the looks of fear on the faces of those that await torture. But it's the sounds that he hears during such torture that he cannot handle. In attempt to escape the screaming, he seeks refuge in the cellar of his home. He knows who is imprisoned there, but he does not know exactly what this prisoner is capable of teaching him.
Second place in the I Challenge Thee.
Summary: Chuckling, Sirius said, “Well mate, looks like you had the best luck of us all… in the end.”
No one intends to be murdered. Everyone thinks they will live forever.
James Potter was no exception. But he was murdered. Now he was forced to stand and watch along with Lily, and others who were killed as his son faces the same fate.
He may come to realise dying is not all bad luck.
We are mudbloodproud of Hufflepuff and bellaoc of Gryffindor. This is our entry into the Interhouse co-op August one shot challenge.
Second Place winner for the August Interhouse Co-op challenge
Summary: A year after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry recieves a cryptic warning and a painful hint. It's not over. Someone has been left out of the equation that could mean the downfall of the fragile order assembled post-Voldemort.
Burdened by a destiny set into motion when he was only a year old, Harry has no choice but to find something long forgotten and risk his life and those around him once again to maintain peace.
Summary: After graduating from Hogwarts, Penelope Clearwater feels lost. While her boyfriend Percy has his whole life planned out, she searches for her place in a world she is only barely beginning to understand. A journey through time and space brings her into contact with wizarding communities all over the world and helps her find within herself the missing piece to the puzzle that is her future.
Summary: This is a version of what could of happened the night James and lily were killed. =) Enjoy!!!!
Summary: A one-shot fic I wrote about my favorite character in the series. Join Fawkes one night as he flies through the heavens.
I want to say say thanks to my Mom, for reading this and loving it. Also for pointing out a couple of mistakes I had made.
Summary: It is often said that history is written by the winners. But what about the losers? We all have a story to tell even the worst of us. A family torn by a regime of hate. A group they once thought powerful and righteous has turned against them. A reputable family tossed to it limits making them question all they believe in. This is the story of the Malfoys. A family tested during one of the greatest wars in Wizarding history.
Summary: Well known for her horrible acne, Eloise Midgen is one of the least popular girls at Hogwarts. She is besotted with the one and only Ronald Weasley, but he only notices her to make fun of her. Her best (and only) friend Marietta Millen tells her to relax and enjoy life, but Eloise has seriously considered leaving Hogwarts permanently because only one person (Marietta) knows her for who she really is. Will she ever learn to be happy with what she's got?
Summary: At Salem Witches’ Institute, the most prestigious academy for young witches in America, only a handful of girls are selected each year. Old wizarding families groom their young daughters from birth, hoping to be one of the few who get to brag at parties in the coming season about their child’s acceptance. What actually goes on at Salem is shrouded in secrecy, but the fact that it consistently produces the best and most powerful the American wizarding world has to offer seems to have been enough for the Bluebloods for centuries.
But when Libra Malfoy, daughter of foreign diplomats Scorpius and Rose Malfoy, is accepted, she’s not sure what to make of her mysterious new school. As she begins to investigate the strange happenings at Salem, she finds herself tangled in a web of deceit and danger. Could Salem’s methods be rooted in something sinister? It’s only too possible…
Summary: On the eve of Harry Potter's arrival at Hogwarts a solitary woman sits alone in her tower room contemplating the interwoven fabric of destiny and its effect on all the chess pieces of this war.
Overall winner of the Summer challenge!!