Their marriage was arranged, not based on feelings or their own free will. And yet Orion and Walburga were more similar than they could have dreamt.
However, the way to ultimate happiness is long and not always easy to follow.
I am luinrina of Hufflepuff House, writing for the Weddings Challenge in the Great Hall, prompt one: “The Big Wedding”.
Summary: Isla was born into a well-known and respected family: the Blacks. She grew up with their traditions and was proud to be who she was – until she met someone who showed her that what she knew was not the only world.
Follow a young witch through her teenage years and discover how a traditional one will change and rebel against what she believed was the only truth.
Summary: She knew that as long as she lived, she would never, ever forget him. She would never, ever forget how much pain he had caused her.
Merope Gaunt's love potion did not only hurt Tom Riddle. It also brought much pain and grief to his former love, Cecilia.
Summary: In Harry's second year, suspicion is mounting. Is he is the Heir of Slytherin? Tension is high throughout the school. Mrs. Norris has already been attacked. So has Colin Creevey. Tonight, Harry discovers Justin Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick to be the latest victims. We join Harry and Professor Dumbledore in the headmaster's office soon after the find. Dumbledore has just invited Harry to confide in him anything that he needs. Harry keeps his concerns to himself, but inadvertently triggers a story from the headmaster. In it, Dumbledore explains the true nature of Argus Filch and Mrs. Norris' bond. We get an interesting glimpse into the history of these familiar characters that we know so little about. Things are not always what they seem.
Summary: Hugh is a scribe living at a wizarding monastery called St Kentigern's Priory. His peaceful life is shattered when Muggles come, seeking his and his brothers' lives for the crime of witchcraft. And during the melee, Hugh makes the worst mistake of his life...
Summary: It’s 1940 and Paris has just fallen to the Nazi Regime. The Muggle world is in turmoil, but little do the Muggles know that the Wizarding world is also at war. A weary traveler comes to England carrying a secret that will change both worlds for better or worse . He comes seeking protection and help from the adept Albus Dumbledore, a Professor at the famous Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But there is more danger about than even Albus has anticipated. Can Dumbledore protect the traveler and his secret?
Summary: Bodmin Moor is a cold and unforgiving place. When Halcyon Rosmerta is left stranded by her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend she finds herself having to depend upon the kindness of a rather strange man with a definate reluctance to go outside. But what lurks in his cellar?
Yuri Krum, a high-ranking officer of the Second Zaubererreich, has every reason to be proud of the facility he is creating. But instead of satisfaction, there is doubt, and Chancellor Gellert Grindelwald is the man to answer Yuri’s questions.
The name of the facility is Nurmengard...
This is Tim the Enchanter of Ravenclaw House, writing for The Untold Story Challenge in the Great Hall on the Beta Forums.
Summary: Godric Gryffindor had his mighty sword, Rowena Ravenclaw her clever diadem and Helga Hufflepuff her noble cup, but have you ever wondered why Salazar Slytherin had a locket? This is a tale of love and loss, triumph and betrayal. This is the story of Salazar Slytherin before he met the other founders.
This is eternalangel of Ravenclaw writing for The Untold Story Challenge in the Great Hall on the Beta Forums.
Summary: When Isla Black is instructed to accompany her brother, Phineas, and his wife, Ursula, to Burma, she does not argue. A daughter of the House of Black, she is not allowed to argue or venture any opinions. She will marry ... and marry well.
But Burma is not England, and the stifling etiquette of the pureblood society has been left behind.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Lofty Learning Challenge: How to Charm Snakes.
Thank you to Apurva for beta'ing this tale.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and cannot take credit for any of the characters and names you recognise in this fic.
This story won the 2010 QSQ for Best Historical Fiction - Thank you
Summary: Morgana, a sorceress with a grudge against King Arthur and his sorcerous adviser Merlin, has abducted Sir Lancelot. Meaning to rescue Lancelot, Merlin goes to Morgana. Merlin is confident of his winning out - but Morgana intends to send him away a broken man.
I am Minnabird of Hufflepuff, submitting for the Gift of Gab section of the Bookbasilisk Challenge.
Helena Ravenclaw has a secret.
Besides that, her mother does not understand her and she is to be wed to a man she doesn’t like. In a desperate act to get away, Helena flees to Albania with her mother’s most prized possession. We all know the ending, but what about the beginning? Journey through Helena’s last few days with her mother, and her life.
Summary: Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin have always tried to mend their friendship. But will this be the end? An all dialogue one-shot of the possible conversation between these two eternal enemies.
A Gryffindor Challenge Entry For The Summer Challenge
Summary: War comes everywhere. Even to Hogwarts.
Young Toby Collier feels the pull of duty to his compatriots more than the pull of magic, but during the First World War, the first fully mechanised war, duty is dangerous.
Summary: A newspaper clipping dated November 2nd, 1943, burned and later salvaged:
…sixteen year-old found dead at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Headmaster denies all connection with previous events and the prior attacks on Muggle-borns…
When a student is found dead in the third floor corridor, Armelle Banks, Slytherin and prefect, is pulled into helping someone she would do anything to avoid.
Featuring Anrdomeda Tonks (née Black), Druella Black (née Rosier) and an argument. [dialogue-only oneshot]
This is Sainyn Swiftfoot of Hufflepuff house submitting for the Gift of Gab challenge.
Summary: It's 1935, and when Ysabelle Rosier's brother is the victim of a grisly murder, she vows to get her revenge. As her sixth year at Hogwarts dawns, she encounters not only muddled clues and the whims of her N.E.W.T. level teachers but also the unwanted affections of Hyperion Malfoy - not to mention the more intriguing ones of Muggle-born Will Roberts. Unwittingly sucked into the world of pureblood, Mudblood and murder, Ysabelle finds herself sinking helplessly out of her depth…