Summary: Scorpius Malfoy was brought up in the knowledge that he came from an old pure-blood family. Hogwarts is going to teach him a great deal more. Will he be able to rise above his family’s tainted past, or will history repeat itself?
First place in the 2007 Autumn Challenge’s New Beginnings prompt.
Nominated for Best History/Mystery in the 2008 QSQs!
Canon compliant with all seven books, however, not compliant with all interviews given by JKR.
Summary: Tonks arrives at the Burrow to find Molly lying on the floor. Now she strives to find out what happened and gets help from several of the Weasley's.
This is for the picture Gauntlet by Cheshlin of Slytherin House.
Summary: Theodore Nott has had quite his share of adventures, thank you very much. Bravery has never been a Slytherin value. But when he stumbles across a corpse, Theo begins an adventure that includes carnivorous plants, bizarre food items, a disturbingly amorous butcher, lots of blood and gore, plot twists galore, the rhyme I just made, and a little bit of the Grim Reaper thrown in just to spice things up.
I suggest you read at least one of the previous Theo Nott stories ("To Be Or Nott To Be" and "Oh No, Nott Again!") so that this will make more sense to you, but if you don't, that's your funeral. Oh, ha, ha, aren't I just chock-full of puns today?
I am Schmerg_The_Impaler of Hufflepuff House, and this is my submission to Gauntlet Number Seven!
When Rose Weasley finds her best friend dead, she risks her job and forms an unlikely alliance to track down the murderer...
An entry to the Gauntlet Round 7 by Cirelondiel of Hufflepuff.
Summary: Isla Black comes home and finds her brother dead. He died mysteriously, and no one knows who the murderer could be. Isla is forced to solve many riddles to find the person. But what was the motive? Why was Phineas Nigellus Black murdered?
Follow Isla on her quest, and be prepared for something one would not expect.
I am luinrina of Hufflepuff, and this is my story for the seventh round of the Gauntlet.
Summary: "The death of a human is never solely for one reason. We are all dying for various reasons, even we who are still presently alive. It is a build up of reasons, accumulating over time and eventually becoming too many, that kill us, not any one thing."
Over a decade after he vowed to never go back to Hogwarts, Salazar Slytherin returns to the school he helped to found. He had intended to only say a brief good-bye to his deceased friend, but his visit becomes prolonged as he becomes ensnared with solving how she died in the first place . . .
I am Hermione_Rocks of Slytherin, and this is my entry for the seventh round of the Gauntlet.
Note: the warnings of Character Death and Strong Profanity are just to be safe.
When times get rough, vigilance may be the only thing that you have left to fall back on.
As an Auror, Kingsley Shacklebolt has seen many horrors, but few compare to this. When he discovers the body of a trusted friend and colleague, Kingsley must unravel the mystery before it’s too late. Surrounded by deceit and losing all faith in a corrupt Ministry, Kingsley must move quickly in order to stop another murder from taking place; a murder that would destroy all he ever fought for.
Time is short as Kingsley rushes into a confrontation that will that challenge everything he ever believed in.This is Gonz of Hufflepuff writing for the Gauntlet Round 7.
Summary: When Nymphadora Tonks arrived at the Ministry to save Harry and his friends, she was a young, fearless Auror. Five weeks later she’s a mess. Her once vibrant hair is a drab brown and she can barely smile. Has she lost her nerve? Is it guilt over Sirius’ death? Or is something else happening in her life that has ridden roughshod over her unusual powers?
I am Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff and this is my entry for Round 7 of The Gauntlet.
Special thanks to Cassie (ms leading) for beta'ing this for me.
Summary: Hermione Granger is one of the Ministry's top lawyers. She is hard-working and professional to the core - until she meets Cygnus, the mysterious vampire she is to defend in his trial for murder. It isn't long before she is faced with a baffling mystery and a terrible choice.
Summary: As a seventh year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Hermione Granger has a lot on her mind. There’s NEWT’s to pass, a war to win and a best friend to keep from mortal peril... not to mention a small infatuation with a certain red-head to keep secret.
However, when mysterious messages of affection start to appear, Hermione will discover she has much more to survive than a Dark Lord bent on world domination. As the letters become more intense, Hermione’s bafflement begins to give way to fear and she realises that somebody is stalking her through the halls of Hogwarts.
Now, Hermione finds herself in a terrifying race against the unknown; unmask her admirer, or discover exactly what happens when obsession turns deadly...
... For this is a lethal game of obsession and possession - and there can only be one winner.
Summary: Sirius Black.
How many memories two such simple words could trigger. How much pain, and joy. How much disappointment.
How much conflict and fear
How many decisions and actions
"Why her?” he asked. The name had felt familiar at first, though he hadn’t been able to place it then. He could now.
Only a smirk from the man answered Sirius's question, and with another snap of his fingers, the wizard disappeared.
Sirius, now left alone in the dark alleyway, glanced at the parchment for a third time, the name bringing forth memories long-since forgotten for the dark-haired Animagus.
A Gauntlet 6 submission by guiding ray of sunlight and megan_lupin of Gryffindor.
Summary: Sixteen years after the conclusion of the second part of the Epilogues trilogy, the wizarding world finds itself again at the mercy of a new menace. Can England's top Aurors vanquish this new foe before time runs out?
UPDATE: With cool new links to supplemental material!
Summary: A murder.
That’s what Percy Weasley finds when he comes back to work after his sick leave. As quickly as the news reaches the Wizarding public, Percy and his family (and enemies) are thrust into the ordeal, promised great heaps of gold if they play a game.
The task? To find out whom the murderer is. Their guide? Only little scraps of paper, with various words that don’t seem to have a meaning. A task that seems so easy suddenly becomes more difficult...
But mystery becomes mayhem when chaos settles in. Will they find the murderer, or just all be killed instead?
All they know for sure was that Percy was never taking a day sick again.
~Based on the lovely book, The Westing Game, by the very talented Ellen Raskin.
Summary: Aria McFadden Weasley is having a quiet day off when a package left on her door step sends her on an adventure of a life time. Sometimes the unexpected can bring about small miracles and even healing that one is unaware is needed.
Summary: George Weasley has woken up in the past, sent on a mission that could save the present.
I am Cwiddy from Hufflepuff House and this was written for Gauntlet 5.
Summary: Five years after DH, George and a ghostly Fred purchase a new house in London, one that's been missing from Ministry records for a 100 years. What links the twins new home to Salazar Slytherin? And how can Fred escape its curse? Fred x OC, George x Luna
Beta read by the wonderful BloodRayne, and dedicated to Caith and BloodRayne.
Summary: Hermione moves into a new apartment and is shocked when she wakes up on her first day of living there. Who is this little girl? Why won't she talk? Hermione is determined to find out.
Summary: It is a chilly, November Sunday and all Harry wants to do is spend it with his wife and one-year-son, James at the park.
Summary: It was June Eleventh. A day Harry did not want to remember… the day of Albus Dumbledore’s death. They were at Platforms Nine and Ten, walking through the barrier onto Nine and three Quarters. Harry was dropping off his young wizards and soon witches. He'd received a letter of Hogwarts after this at home, a letter that would change his world completely. But, it was his decision.
Syria Malfoy lives a completely normal life- until the day of her 15th birthday when a beautiful locket is given to her by her father. Now, she's witnessing memories that aren't her own. Who do these memories belong to and why is she able to view them? Why isn't she completely happy with her next to perfect life? And why does being a teenager have to be so hard?