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.]
Summary: [One Shot] "I'm not Fred!" he yelled at the top of his lungs, when she tried to compare the two. "I'm not any of my [Censored] brothers." [Ron Weasley & Angelina Johnson]
Summary: Professor Snape attends a faculty meeting in the summer. A faculty member reveals a dangerous situation at Hogwarts. The potential solution to the danger is introduced.
The Noble and Most Ancient House of ... Nevermind. by TCole
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 11]
Summary: Sirius Black was the complete opposite of every member of the Black family, save for Andromeda. What made him become this way?
He thought his brother, Regulus, was a complete git, and he disliked him even more when he became a Death Eater at the age of sixteen. How did Sirius feel about him while the two were growing up? Were they close, or did they never get along?
Summary: She knew he wasn’t ready, knew he was too young. Yet there was nothing more she could do to keep him from making such a choice. But when he’s given a suicide mission, she does what any mother would do. She makes her decision, and she does it for her son.
Summary: Up on the rafters of Draco’s room, a little man giggled. He was a strange little man, just three inches in height. His crinkled little face always set in delight. He had a long blond beard that curled at his toes and a cane in his hand to fight his foes. He wore a blazer of plum with a shirt of sapphire, and he sprouted two wings that dazzled in desire.
“How fun it is with mortals to play fate,
To make them lose sight of all they do hate,
So join me in the mind of the Malfoy heir,
As his morals and mind are in need of repair.”
Summary: Sometimes it is not enough to see with the eyes alone. Aurelia, scarred from birth by a curse is tired of being judged by her face alone. But can she let go of her fears enough to learn to love and trust another?
A Fairytale written for the May One shot challenge by coppercurls of Hufflepuff.
Summary: Carrie West finds the love of her life murdered by an unknown hand the day before her wedding. Christian Lowe was very well known to many amongst the Wizarding World, an infamous Healer, a man that gave generous donations to St. Mungo's. Showing compassion to anyone he met, he came off as a wonderful person. Carrie felt that she was the luckiest person in the world to be marrying such a catch. But it all came crashing down the day she found his body.
The funeral is had, the burial over, and Carrie finds herself wondering what to do with her life now. The life she wanted had died along with Christian. But a mysterious man comes forward with information concerning Christian that Carrie had never known before, something that might have ensued in his murder.
With the new information, Carrie learns of the possibilities of who the killers may or may not be. When the day comes for her to testify toward the accused, Carrie finds herself reeling with possibilities of what she might do when she sees her fiancee's killers. The prosecutor of the case just might assist Carrie, giving her advice, even more information, and possibly even justice.
Will Carrie receive justice? Will she ever be able to live the same life she had before she met Christian?Written by Ron x Hermione of Hufflepuff for the Colors of the Spectrum Challenge. This is for the Water Prompt.
OVERALL WINNER OF THE COLORS OF THE SPECTRUM SERIES PART II CHALLENGE!
Summary: After that fateful Halloween, Remus Lupin is left to deal with the shattered pieces of his life - a life without his friends in it. He doesn't expect that he would have to deal with Caine Black, too... and neither does he expect to have to deal with a young, attractive woman, who has obviously decided that he is meant for her. A sequel to The Final Choice. Slightly AU.
Summary: The three Black sisters are distinctly different from each other. I invite you to explore each of their thoughts in this triple one-shot (three-shot?). How did Bellatrix learn about the Death Eaters? How did Andromeda feel about being a Slytherin? How did Narcissa handle her only son becoming a Death Eater? Read on to find out.
Summary: Bronte Cook can easily be described as a selfish person. The seventh-year student at the Salem Witches Institute has never known suffering a day in her life, not even with a war over the fate of wizard-kind occuring on the other side of the world.
But on a day when everyone is celebrating and Bronte couldn't care less, a less-than-welcome visitor helps to give her a new way of seeing the world.
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the Air Challange.
2nd Place Winner of the Air Challange!
Summary: Astoria goes on a quest to Egypt to banish a hurdle to her and Draco's happiness... As in all instances when we defy obstacles, Astoria gains victory... and wisdom.
First Place in the Colours of the Spectrum Series Part II, The Four Elements Challenge: Fire