Summary: Every year, Severus finds himself writing a class plan for a subject he believes he will never teach. However, it has become a ritual of sorts, and rituals must be observed.
This was an entry for the Summer Challenge in the Educational Decree category... and won second place!
Summary: Sirius Black is sent on a mission to retrieve a relic of one of the founders. Only he didn't know that he would be sent to a different time period, let alone a different country.
What would happen there would shock him completely.
This was written for MithrilQuill's Newt Potions - The Dungeons class on the forums.
Summary: The Order is reforming. Sirius wants her back. Emma wants to forget him. Rachel is getting more and more curious. Remus just wants to help. The past is never really in the past.
Summary: When the Lovegood family is struck by a tragic disaster, young Luna is left alone and depressed. Her father does what he can to help, which includes a simple Physcologist. As Luna searches for happiness, she also finds her own way to connect to the world. A story about a child looking for a little hope, Wake Up, Luna shows just how much a daughter needs her mother when trying to grow up.
Summary: Crookshanks finds himself in an unfamiliar land and time. All he wants to do is find Hermione and get back to what he knows.
This is my Gauntlet final for Mithril's Potion's Class.
Tom Riddle's lifelong goal was to defy the mundane and become the perfection that others only dare to dream about: to become extraordinary. And nothing would stand in his way.
Follow Tom Riddle through the most important events of his school years.
Sequel to QSQ Nominee 'Never Ordinary'.
Summary: It’s August, and the new school term approaches. Dumbledore is forced to look for another teacher for Defence Against the Dark Arts, and his choice falls on Remus Lupin. However, since the man keeps a dark secret, he is afraid for it to ever come out.
Will Remus accept the offer to teach at Hogwarts? And if yes, how is he going to prepare himself?
I am luinrina of Hufflepuff, and this is my submission to the Educational Decree prompt of the Summer Challenge.
Summary: Severus Snape has taught Potions at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the past ten years. Never has he approached the start of the school year with less enthusiasm.
This is the year he has to face his past. This is the year he will be face to face not only with his worst enemy, but his one true love in the form of an eleven year old boy.
This is the year Harry Potter comes to Hogwarts.
I am mudbloodproud of Hufflepuff and this is my submission to the Educational Decree prompt of the Summer Challenge.
Summary: There are far too many things on Professor Septima Vector's mind. Most of them are numbers. But there are also worries: worries about the recent events after last year, when the Chamber of Secrets was opened, worries of imminent danger around any given corner, putting Professor Vector's nerves on end, and of course, worries of embarrassing herself.
This is star_sailor of Ravenclaw's entry for The Summer Challenge: Educational Decree.
Summary: Lily and Severus are each given a dangerous mission. Can they complete it, or will their emotions take over?
Gauntlet Round 6 Submission by Ravenclaw_Soprano and th_poet14 (LilyGinnyWrites92) of Ravenclaw.
Winner of the 2008 Quick Silver Quills Award for Best General Story.
The first book in the Alexandra Quick series.
The war against Voldemort never reached America, but all is not well there. When 11-year-old Alexandra Quick learns she is a witch, she is plunged into a world of prejudices, intrigue, and danger. Who wants Alexandra dead, and why?
This story is canon-compliant with the Harry Potter universe, but the characters and settings are all original. I've put a lot of work into envisioning a world as detailed as the original series; I hope you enjoy it.
Summary: "Just as well you never expected life to be fair, or you would have been in for one heck of a disappointment."
What good can possibly come out of meetings that could not be reasonably expected, guests that are less than welcome, and coincidences that are considerably less likely than a rational mind could estimate?.. Severus will have to find an answer to this question - and many more.
A Gauntlet entry written by MissyQuill and Elmindreda of Gryffindor. Awarded third place!
With lots of gratitude to Hannah, our wonderful guide! (On whose nerves we have been collectively getting throughout the whole duration of the Gauntlet...)
Summary: No Defence Against the Dark Arts professor has ever lasted more than a year since Tom Riddle asked to be considered for the position. It has gotten the reputation for being cursed. Every new professor to the DADA post believes that he or she just might be the one to break the ‘unlucky streak’… Meet Cass Moriarty, sister to the ill-fated Marlene McKinnon—and the DADA professor for the 1983-1984 school year. This story was created for the Educational Decree challenge. I am DragonDi of Ravenclaw!
Summary: Odd creatures, nature, and people were what she loved. She was made fun of, shunned, and misunderstood by many. She grew and learned with each year she lived.
These are the essential moments in the life of Luna Lovegood.
Summary: Charity Burbage has just received a degree in Wizarding Education and is ready to change the world one student at a a time. But first she must interview successfully and begin planning for next year’s classes!
Submitted for the Summer Challenges: Educational Decree by Gigi of Ravenclaw
Summary: Wolfsbane Potion is illegal, but the illicit brewing continues. Ariadne Lupin can preserve the human mind of a werewolf, but can she reverse the mindset of a whole civilisation?
Part IV of The Moon-Cursers.
Summary: Harry Potter defeated the dark Lord Voldemort, so everything's fine, right? No, nothing is ever perfect in the wizarding world. Now that Harry's finished school, and got on with his life, his two sons, James and Albus, are attending school at Hogwarts, and a curious happening causes a frantic uproar at the school.
Meanwhile, what Lily thinks is going to be an uneventful two years leading up to her experience at Hogwarts are full of anxiety and fear for what her brothers are facing at the place she most long to be...
Lily had yet again been playing with fire…
Summary: Blaise is misunderstood by most, and Hogwarts is his only regular home. Not that being a Slytherin is easy. His mother won't tell him what he wants to know. And worse, her penchant for rich husbands- many of them- puts him in the public eye far more than he'd like. Does anyone know who his father is? And why are all these Death Eaters on his case? Can't they just leave him alone already? Blaise isn't going to ask again, so pay attention, Dark Lord!
Follow him through the major complications of his life as he gets nearer to finding out a dark secret he never could have imagined.
Thanks go to Dara for being an awesome beta! Chapter 7 now up!
Summary: They were sisters, and nothing had ever changed that. Despite all they went through, nothing would ever make them want to change it.
Narcissa//Andromeda-No slash or incest. Just sweet sisterly love.
Summary: It was a time of terror, a time of panic and confusion. It was a time when death and pain ran rampant, and shadows sought to destroy the Light. It was a time when friends and family feared for themselves and for others. It was a time when Darkness threatened to overcome the Wizarding World. It was a time of death ... but also a time of life. It was the time of the First War.
[Sequel to Part IV: Recognition of the Sirius short story collection, Shades of Black.]