Summary: He watches her from the shadows. He watches as the two lovers are reunited, both of them oblivious to the rest of the world. But she had noticed him once, a least he thought she had.
It started with a Christmas visit and his father's question. "If you patrol during the day, who takes the night watch?" Charlie's search for an answer leads to his discovery of a nocturnal keeper named Nadia...and a thirteenth use for dragons' blood.
Summary: Angelina Johnson is ready for the event of the year, a ball at the Potters. After waiting for what seemed like a lifetime to be invited by the man of her dreams, she expectantly attends the evening. Her heart only wishes one thing: not to be deceived again.
This was written by Viv of Slytherin, for the Winter Snows challenge prompt # 3, "Melting a winter heart".
Summary: Renee Madison is the new student who is good at magic and has an independent attitude.
Edward Bones is a seventh year who is confident about who he is and what he wants.
The become friends easily, but when a Christmas Ball is held, they both find that there is a stronger form of magic than either had expected.
I am GinervaPotter213 of Hufflepuff with my entry for the Melting a Winter Heart prompt from the MNFF Beta Boards.
Summary: Neville and Luna's last night before Christmas of their seventh year. Canon compliant because, you know, it could have happened that way!
Summary: It has been two and a half years since Fred died and George Weasley still feels the pain of loss. So when Ginny and Hermione turn up at the shop to ask him to fill in for a sick Ron at the Quidditch Winter Ball his initial response is a definite no! But Hermione’s plight, for some reason, moves him and he reluctantly agrees to partner his soon to be sister-in-law to the ball. With new robes and some dazzling dance steps, he little realises that this could be the night his life changes for the better.
Summary: Follow Molly and Arthur as they celebrate Valentine's Day from the flush of first love to the depth of mature love.
Summary: It's Christmas Eve in the Gryffindor common room, and nothing is stirring except two Gryffindor prefects. Remus/Lily
Summary: Things never change. At least, they never change in any way that really matters.
The Gray Lady, having drifted the Earth for over a thousand years, has seen all of life there is to see. Thus, when Hogwarts hosts a winter ball, she does not think it will be any different from the countless other balls that have taken place at the school over the years.
Winner of the Winter Snows' Melting A Winter Heart challenge.
Summary: Evangeline Mack isn't the highest on the list of Hogwarts' guys of girls to date, or on the list of many of the girls of people to know.
But why hasn't anyone tried?
Fred gets backed into a corner and gets to see what she's really like.
Summary: Christmas is fast approaching and the Ministry of Magic is planning a ball, much to the annoyance of Kingsley Shacklebolt. But as the ball grows nearer, he begins to realize what he really wants. He also realizes what he has to do to get it.
An entry for Winter Snows – Melting a Winter Heart by Sly Severus of Slytherin.
Summary: Xenophilius looks at the woman he loves and dreams of the future. What will that future hold for him and his dreams. . .
Summary: Dean has two commitments to fulfill- one which he wants to, another which he has to. What happens when both of them intersect intricately, leaving his life marred for ever?
A tale of how love and friendship create a conundrum in Dean's mind, which ultimately leads to disaster.
Summary: A person from Remus's past returns to his life, someone with whom he has a very personal history. How will she affect his relationship with Tonks? Who will he choose? And what will happen that turns everyone's lives upside down?
Summary: Perhaps Dolores Umbridge didn't just take Moody's eye and stick it on her door because she wanted to spy on her employees. Perhaps Dolores Umbridge wasn't just wearing Salazar's locket because she relished the feeling of power the Horcrux instilled in her. Perhaps there is more to this woman's story than what it might first appear to be.
This is a story of differences, similarities, and love -- a story that goes beyond what the eye can see.
Summary: Many believe Tom Riddle was incapable of emotion, never mind love. Everyone at Hogwarts believed that Tom had only one goal, to succeed, and nothing else mattered. However, in the eyes of a squirrel an acorn is more beautiful than the sun, and in the eyes of Tom Riddle, Acenith was his acorn. But, it took him almost seven years to finally realise his true feelings; was he too late?
Tom Riddle loved once; after that he never loved again.
Summary: ‘I missed you,’ she whispered into his chest. ‘Two days is a long time.’
It would be expected for them to somehow be pulled apart, be it due to the status of their blood or the houses in which they lay, their seperation was inevitable. For Ted, the hardest part was knowing that Andromeda herself was the reason they had to be apart.
‘Not quite as long as two months,’ he said. ‘Which is how long I was left to miss you.’
A follow up to Don't Apologise, but it can be read as a stand-alone one shot.
Note: The non-consensual sex and violence warnings are minor aspects of the story, mainly written in small flashbacks.
Summary: Andromeda Black is being married off to a respectable pureblood man after her parents find out about her Muggle-born lover, Ted Tonks. But as hard as she tries, she can't stop thinking about him.
Summary: Gilderoy Lockhart is five years out of school and still a nobody. He's so worthless that even his best friend, who rules the press, can't seem to make a story out of him. A despicable idea comes to mind, one that he's been resisting... but it's foolproof, and he's starved for attention. She wants a story? He'll give her the story of a lifetime. [Light humour, Lockhart/Rita]