Summary: Minerva McGonagall feels anything but lucky when she is sent back in time by Dumbledore on a mission meant to test her stamina, morality and Animagus skills.
But when she runs into a young red-haired boy with familiar twinkling blue eyes, she soon discovers there might be a lot more to her task than previously thought.
A Gauntlet 5 Entry by Pondering of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Dedalus Diggle travels back in time to complete a task given to him by Dumbledore, but accidentally goes too far. As he tries to find a way to complete his mission and return home, he runs into a classmate he was not expecting, who might jeopradize the whole mission.
Ghoul in Pajamas of Ravenclaw entering the Gauntlet!
Summary: The night sky was twinkling with stars, each yellow dot winking down at Andromeda as she walked along the forgotten path. Weeds, having grown long from lack of care, brushed and snagged her robes, but she wasn’t concerned with that. Instead, Andromeda's attention was drawn to the sky. On sisters, mourning, and stars.
A submission to The Color of Loss challenge by solemnlyswear_x of Gryffindor.
Summary: Life is short, but Art is long--the Horcruxes were not the only tool Lord Voldemort used in his quest for immortality.
Summary: She tried not to play favourites, but Percy had always been her favourite son.
Summary: Harry is due to begin his sixth year at Hogwarts, which will undoubtedly be his hardest yet. A newcomer breathes new life into the fight against Voldemort, and complicates Harry's life even further.
Sorry about moving it to general fics.
Summary: If you asked her about her mundane life, Petunia would say without a second thought that she and Vernon could not be more content and happy to be living in their state of monotonous harmony. Yes, she would definitely say that. The question is, would she be telling the truth?
A slightly AU, post-Deathly Hallows story.
Summary: A young boy crept stealthily down the stairs in only boxer shorts and a baseball cap. He pulled the hat down over his eyes to give him more of a shield so he wouldn’t be seen. It was his haven, his protector. No boogeyman or burglar could touch him as long as the hat was on his small head. Every time he put it on it felt like the first time.
Josiah and Grace are inseparable. They’ve known each other since they were only days old and that bond has held strong these past eleven years. A secluded wood is their haven, their place to play. But this forest was not meant to be inhabited by anyone or anything. It is the same place that many have been murdered. The two children, too, are expecting their special letters to a special school. Sadness, kisses, and lots of love are in store for the two. Sadly, one may just have to tell the other that life doesn’t come out the way everyone planned. Will they be able to survive it?
I am Ron x Hermione of Hufflepuff.
Summary: Cho Chang has suffered the worst loss imaginable - and because of it, her world has lost its colors.
Cho is an artist, but how can she draw if she doesn't have any colors?
Originally an entry to the Color of the Spectrum Series Part I challenge.
Summary: It's the most wonderful time of the year . . .
Or it's supposed to be. Hermione Granger's Christmas is turning out to be less than wonderful as she prepares for the evening's Yule Ball, which hangs over her head like a death warrant.
Peek inside Hermione's head as she gets ready to meet her date--and prepares to teach a certain red-haired boy a lesson in the process.
Summary: Severus Snape, sitting by the fire in Spinner's End on Christmas Eve, watches his door blow open and Harry Potter enter his home. Will the meeting between two antagonists end in understanding or curses?
Written for the Winter TalesChallenge Challenge 1, By the Fireside, by ProfPosky of Gryffindor.
Summary: There is something Severus needs to take care of before heading to the staff room on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas one-shot.
Summary: With Harry off hunting Horcruxes, Ginny, Neville and Luna reform the DA and do what they can against the new regime at Hogwarts. Contains DH spoilers, obviously!
Summary: The Christmas after the Battle of Hogwarts is a battle in itself. The blackness of grief, the sound of tears and the taint of guilt and sorrow is a stark and ugly contrast to the backdrop of snow, carols, love and joy.
But one cannot grieve and live at the same time. And one realises it doesn’t really take much to go back to living after grieving: love thaws all sharp icicles the way spring has never yet broken its promise of driving away winter.~LucillaJoanna of Hufflepuff believes Seasons Change and avows it with this entry to the Winter Tales Challenges.
~Dedicated to Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, who intimately knows grief and will successfully befriend it, too.
Summary: Of peace, love, generosity, and those no longer with us.
Summary: Fred and George find themselves between worlds in this retelling of the Castor and Pollux myth.
Written for Nan for the SPEW Halloween Exchange
Summary: Dean Thomas is not a wizard. Wizards arenít real. He knows that! However, a letter from a mysterious man, who claims to be his father, turns this belief upside down. In the process of discovering who he really is, Dean discovers a lot more than he bargained for.
[Final warning: DH spoilers follow.] Three days after the final battle of Hogwarts, Harry must begin the painful task of attending the many funerals of the fallen. The first is perhaps the hardest, and Harry is focused on helping the Weasley family make it through the dayóbut maybe he still has a few things left to learn himself.
Authorís Note: Iíve read many a good story on the death of Fred Weasley, of whom I have always been very fond. Yet I think I needed to write my own version for that extra bit of closure. I hope you all enjoy, and maybe even experience a touch of catharsis yourselves. And as always, please leave a review! They're a huge help, and will all receive responses.
Summary: Arabella O'Connell is just an ordinary girl. She enjoys stories, and is convinced that the world she sees in her imagination is as real as the one beneath her fingertips. In the years, weeks and days leading up to her eleventh birthday Bella waits anxiously for her letter, her introduction to the world that slipped it's captivating tendrils into her imagination.
Summary: Before finding out he was a wizard, Christmas was just another day for the Dursleys to treat Harry like something that had been dumped on their doorstep. Then he hears a beautiful old story that stays with him through the difficult years that follow, and learns the true meaning of Christmas when he finally hears the bells ring.
Pre-Hogwarts and post-DH. Continues themes from 'The Letter.'
Completely canon compliant. Reviews welcome and all receive responses.