Summary: Harry has mysteriously lost most of his powers and is marked for assassination. Hermione is in her apprenticeship, studying to become an FCI - Forensic Criminal Investigator, and Hogwarts has a new Headmaster that seems to butt heads with The Chosen One. One other thing, a deep dark secret is revealed about one of the Maurauders. Welcome to Harry's last year at Hogwarts...erm...one way or another.
Summary: In his 4th year at Hogwarts, Severus Snape is given the chance of a lifetime. His father finally wants him to come home for Christmas. But one thing after another happens and an unlucky turn of events causes him to lose his way. He only has a day to get home. Or he risks never seeing his father again. Is there any chance of Severus finding happiness this Christmas?
I am Rachel_Marie of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for the Winter Snows Challenge Prompt #1.
Summary: Voldemort has fallen, but so have many of the Order. Ron won't allow himself to grieve; he doesn't feel anything at all. Will he learn to accept the deaths, or continue to feel numb?
Summary: Death is never easy.
Watching his father from heaven, Cedric Diggory doesn't know what to do. His father is miserable without him. With the holidays right around the corner, Cedric wants nothing more than to be home for Christmas.
Written for Winter Snows - Home for Christmas by Sly Severus of Slytherin.
Summary: As Voldemort's reign of terror continues in the wizarding world, his secret apprentice is beginning to make a name for himself. If Voldemort's apprentice becomes as strong as Voldemort, the wizarding world as we know it will be shattered and the two of them will erect a new order free of Mudbloods, Muggles, Blood Traitors, and anyone else that is unfit. But what went wrong? What happened between Voldemort and his Apprentice that would lead to the Dark Lord's eventual downfall? What was the Apprentice's fate? What lies next in the wizarding world? And is the evil gone for good, or is a new darkness lurking in the ashes of the old?
Summary: Ron's world falls apart when he discovers the death of his wife, Hermione. Desperate to understand why it happened, he becomes determined to find the people responsible. However his hunt leads him to discover the darkness and suffering of those who the second war sought to suppress.
This is a round 7 Gauntlet entry by coolh5000 of Slytherin
Summary: The year is 1945 and Albus Dumbledore has been asked by the Aurors to identify the body of a student of his who has died under suspicious circumstances, but this student was no ordinary student. Tom Riddle was extraordinary. As Albus begins to search for Riddle’s murderer, he begins to understand the true depth of Riddle’s involvement in the Dark Arts and why it was he was murdered. The murderer may be closer to Albus than even he suspects.
Thanks to Butterbeer Drinker for being a wonderful guide and encouraging me to finish this gauntlet when I was about to quit!
I am eternalangel of Ravenclaw and this is my submission to the seventh round of the gauntlet.
Summary: On the strangest night of Severus' life, it is all he can do to keep from falling apart.
Summary: Regulus Black looks back on his too-short life as he prepares for his final moments.
They are insane.
They are both in St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. I believe Neville visits them, with his grandmother, during the holidays.
They do not recognise him.
Frank and Alice Longbottom suffered a terrible fate. It is not one to wish on even your worst enemy. Maybe their fate was written in the stars, and maybe it wasn’t. But, before it happened, pre-set or not, they had a life. They shared a story together. You know how it ends. Do you know how it goes?
Summary: One wet and blustery night Severus Snape overhears something in the Hog's Head that will change the course of wizarding history forever. Marriages are made, children are born, vows are broken yet little does Snape know how his actions on that fateful night will affect the life of one woman and her child. The Dark Lord's power is growing, the Order are determined to fight but it seems that fates will be decided on the enbittered love of one man.
Summary: Theodore Nott thought he was in control of his life. When a tragedy makes him realize that he's not, he'll do whatever it takes to get that control back...even allying himself with people he has always considered his enemies.
“You can’t always control the wind, but you can control your sails.” -Anthony Robbins
The rating may go up in later chapters. I will not incorporate any events from Deathly Hallows.
Summary: How could one night change a life so drastically? Something as simple as choosing to take a walk could ruin a life forever.
Nell is a fifth year at Hogwarts, but she's not like the rest. She's been through more than most could even dream up.
Summary: Companion to Torn Between Ice and Emeralds. You don't have to have read it to understand, but having a background story will make some things in this one-shot make more sense.
It's close to Christmas time, and Harry, Ron, and Hermione have been hunting Horcruxes since Dumbledore’s death. Through a glimpse into Voldemort’s mind, Harry finds out that Voldemort intends to pay Hogwarts a visit. The trio attempt to head him off, but while there, Harry anxiously arranges a meeting with Ginny by the lake in hopes of letting her know that she still owns his heart. He will soon find out that another has stolen her love in his absence.
I stared deeply into her russet eyes, willing my Ginny to come back to me. I could see in the tears now rolling down her cheeks that there was something on the tip of her tongue, something that would ruin me.
“I love him, Harry.”
Summary: Harry considers what meaning Halloween holds for him.
Summary: Lynnette Brewer knows only that she must save Fenrir Greyback, her only friend. Whether or not werewolves really exist is another issue.
Summary: When a human receives the Dementor's kiss, they lose all notions of humanity and become a soulless husk.
Or do they?
Could a person kissed by a Dementor retain even just a fragment of their soul?
Summary: Several years after the final battle, Harry reflects on how he would've coped with the One Big Happy Weasley Family concept.
Summary: Rodolphus Lestrange meets with his nephew, who is an aspiring Death Eater. While trying to dissuade him from taking this path, he reveals more about himself than he intended.