This is a one-shot missing scene referenced in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The night before Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys leave for the Quidditch World Cup, Ginny asks Hermione for some relationship advice. After some shouting and a few tears, Ginny learns a bit more about love, friendship, and, most importantly, herself.
*Title comes from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, page 647, U.S. edition.
Summary: Two girls, both flowers in their own right, drawn together by flowers. Their friendship was impossible, but it happened. This is how.
Warning: This fic can be interpreted as a frienship fic, but it sort of leans toward femmeslash, though obviously there’s nothing graphic at all (see rating). Still, if the concept itself offends, I wouldn’t read this. The slash warning is just in case.
First part in the "Lamenting Changes" series
Luna Lovegood has never been one to fit in with the crowd, whether she tries to or not, and the one main reason is because of her father’s magazine, The Quibbler, and the constant rubbish it seems to be printing.
Noah Wipple has always been one who lived by facts and avoided the ones who didn't, so when he meets Luna they automatically clash and Noah decides he must avoid the aggravating girl at all costs.
But fate seems anxious for some entertainment because when the students get assigned to write a report together in Transfiguration class, Luna is paired with Noah and this rather odd pair must learn to work together; even if it kills them.
Luna Lovegood/ Original Character
Narcissa Malfoy was innocently singing her young son to sleep when an unexpected guest knocks upon Malfoy Manor door. A traumatizing event lead by this intruder will lead her to question her present and future alliances and discover what’s more important to her, her life—or her son’s? Based on a character study drabble I wrote.
Summary: Of course, if there's a venomous snake loose in the grounds, it simply has to go for Ron. And all the better if its venom is so fast-working that he only has two hours to live. Oh, did I mention Hagrid is away?
What do you think; can the Trio, Professor Lupin and a bunch of schoolkids find the antivenom in time to save Ron's life? Read, and find out.
Summary: What kind of a person walks out on his best friend and the girl he loves? Ron is at Shell Cottage, a few days after leaving Harry and Hermione, pondering the consequences of his actions after abandoning his friends.
Neville has always dreamt of being able to cure his parents for their mental disorders someday. When he finally learns about a mysterious fairytale Scandinavian being Näcken, he once again cherishes his old dreams and sets out in search of it.
Neville travels deep into the dark forests of Sweden, in a desperate search for the only being which might be able to heal his parents. But is it possible to find the Lord of the Rivers, and does he even exist?
However, Neville's journey takes a dangerous turn when two evil Death Eaters prepare for revenge on him.
This is JOHN91043353 of the magnificent, yet humble, Ravenclaw house for the Four Elements Challenge. This is the Water prompt.
Summary: Because sometimes we just have to communicate.
A gift to my favorite ship.
I am Crows of Slytherin House and this is my submission for Air
Summary: Tallulah Delarosa, a Muggleborn witch, has lived a very sheltered life, and she needs to learn some independence. But between an over protective mother and a very short leash in Capulet, South Carolina, that's never going to happen. Even being sent away to the Bell Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry can't even seem to give her the shove that she need. Not potions, not friends, nor pushing teachers can seem to get Tallulah out of her rut.
But maybe a winter's night hike up Whiskey Springs Pass, which is believed to grant wisdom to those brave enough to travel there, is what will.
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the Water Challange.
Summary: So break into my story, take it over, paint me with color.- Silent Movie by Natasha Bedingfield.
Luna hopes that her mother can hear her as she remember the days her mother painted with color.
This is HorcruxHunter14 of Slytherin writing for the Color of Love challenge.
Summary: Harry prepares to face his final challenge: to destroy Voldemort's many Horcruxes. But the desire to return to his old life at Hogwarts, to see his friends safe, to care for Ginny Weasley make him indecisive and vulnerable to the Dark Lord's mental probes. If he can force himself to embark on a lonely, certainly fatal path to destroy the Horcruxes, his mind would be clear. But he can't leave his friends; or, rather, they won’t leave him to an uncertain fate.
But, with loyalties going to the highest bidder, and blind devotion is a blessing can Harry really fight his way through the turmoil to do what he may be destined to do?
Summary: Rose Zeller is a second year Hufflepuff living in the Room of Requirement during DH. She is then set a task - to go and rescue her friend Suki from the clutches of the Carrows and bring her to the Room of Requirement. It's easier said than done. Follow her story as she rushes about Hogwarts at night, in a desperate attempt to save her best friend.
This is the story that won the Hufflepuff Gauntlet! Thank you so much - it's an incredible honour
Summary: "That was no hurricane," said Fudge miserably.
"Excuse me!" barked the Prime Minister, now positively stamping up and down. "Trees uprooted, roofs ripped off, lampposts bent, horrible injuries-"
"It was the Death Eaters," said Fudge. "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named's followers. And... and we suspect giant involvement."
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter One: The Other Minister
Sergeant Archer Price lives a rather humdrum existence at his Army base in Somerset, in the West Country. However, all of that changes when he and his unit are summoned to respond to a very strange and violent… hurricane?
But freak hurricanes are only the beginning of Archer’s problems, for soon his life gets very complicated…
Summary: Vincent Crabbe has just died. How strange it is to watch the people he knew fighting a battle for something he didn't care about. And how utterly dull. But oh, such was death.
Random one-shot. Please enjoy!
Summary: This story begins immediately after the conclusion of Harry Potter and the Forgotten Solution. While it would be helpful to know some of the background from TFS, it is not critical. Original characters used in this story from TFS are Diane Bradley, Jason and Jack Graham, Max Diggory and Tré Mellanson.
Summary: On Moody's orders, Oliver Wood has been sent back in time to a town where nothing is quite as it seems. His mission is to find and bring back what could determine the victory of the second war against Voldemort. But as he'll soon learn, nothing in this town is true to what meets the eye.
I'm Social Loner of Hufflepuff, and this is my Gauntlet submission.
Summary: Nymphadora Tonks Lupin has received a request for help from Hogwarts. Neville Longbottom needs some help rescuing a Hufflepuff student from the common room.
Thanks to my beta Samarie!
Summary: Luna Lovegood has a mission. Her history-loving great Uncle Xander wrote a book, many years ago. Unfortunately, the Book is missing. The thing is, Uncle Xander has been missing for just as long. It is Luna's job to find her uncle's Book, before they do.
Did she find it? Even Luna doesn't know.
I am Angela_Prongs of Ravenclaw, and this is my first Gauntlet.
Summary: Nightmares created another sleepless night for Sirius Black, but who would have thought that the night would include the meeting of old friends, trying to decipher cryptic poems, and travelling to centuries in the past to supposedly complete an as-of-yet unknown task?
Written for the "Gauntlet Writing Challenge V" by megan_lupin of Gryffindor.
Edit: Received First Place!
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.