Summary: ‘Do not pity the dead, pity the living, for it is they who must survive.’
~Triage by Scott Anderson
Is it lucky to survive in war, or is it better luck to die than to be left behind to pick up the pieces?
In the 1940’s, not one, but two wars reigned in Europe, taking lives and hopes on a daily basis. People lost everything they held dear. And yet they survived. But does it matter to be alive when everything else you know lies in ruins?
Anna Krum survived and lived to see her family grow, although the one person she loved the most had died: her husband. Now, nearly 40 years later, she tells her grandchild what once was…
… and how much she had lost.
Summary: I should warn you that the story of my life isn't happy or hopeful. With it comes death, lost love, and shattered illusions. But there is something to be learned from my story, something important that everyone should know — something I wish I had known earlier.
I am Rodolphus Lestrange, and this is my life…
Written by R_Ravenclaw and selected as the winner of the Ravenclaw Character Essay Challenge for Summer Term 2008.
Summary: A woman waits for her Master to come back for her.
Summary: As Harry begins his quest for the remaining horcruxes, his world is turned completely upsidedown by the return of Severus Snape, and Harry learns more than he ever thought possible about Snape, his parents, and the burning question of Dumbledore's death.
It's been over thirty years since Harry defeated Lord Voldemort, yet a new threat hangs over the Wizarding World. The Exército de Leoa are a faceless organization who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. The only problem is, no one knows what they are.
Draco and Astoria Malfoy crossed them, and they paid the price in Azkaban. Their son Scorpius wants them free, and revenge on The Exército de Leoa. There's only one way to achieve this, and that is to find Harry Potter. But the old hero has fled, for reasons no one can clarify.
Scorpius and his wife Lyra know that they have a limited amount of time in which to do this. What they don't know is what they're searching for might not be the solution...
Summary: One morning. One morning will change Sirius’ life forever. And it’s a morning that should have never come.
Technically, it is a companion to For Him, though it stands alone quite well.
Summary: The day after Voldemort is defeated the entire wizarding world celebrates. The streets are fully of cheering people. Everyone is exuberant, except one man sitting alone in a small dingy pub.
A songfic to Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from the musical Les Miserables.
Summary: "Never," said Harry, "The night that your brother died, he drank a potion that drove him out of his mind. He started screaming, pleading with with someone who wasn't there. 'Don't hurt them, please... hurt me instead.'"
--Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling
This gives a snippet of a younger Dumbledore's life, as he relived it when he drank the potion.
Bellatrix and Tom Riddle—two of the most enigmatic characters in Harry Potter—have puzzled writers and readers alike since their equally horrifying introductions. Why did Bellatrix believe she was Lord Voldemort’s most dedicated and favored follower? Why did the Dark Lord indulge a woman he could have squashed like an insignificant bug; why did he allow her to continue in her ‘delusions,’ if, indeed, they were delusions?
I believe that these allowances are not simply coincidences. Why should the most feared dark wizard of all time cater to a pawn? There must have been prior connections between the two to create this bond.
In “Black as Snow,” we glimpse a snippet of Tom Riddle’s life at Hogwarts, his (hypothetical) introduction to Bellatrix, and, afterwards, the special bond the witch and wizard shared … then, and now.
Created for the wonderful rita_skeeter in MNFF’s Ravenclaw Christmas Exchange, 2006.
Summary: It's a month after Voldemort's death and Harry is called to the Ministry of Magic by Kingsley.
There he is introduced to a young woman who was found at Malfoy Manor. Everyone thinks she's insane, but Harry knows better.
The girl has a story to tell, a story that will help Harry come to terms with the horrors of the last seven years.
But someone doesn't want the girl's story told. In fact, they will do anything to stop her talking.
Harry must save the girl, and save himself, before it's too late... Suicide warning for brief mention in chapter 4.
Summary: You were my world, and everything in it. You were all I had that kept me alive and sane.
But now you're gone...and they're saying it's for good.
What am I supposed to do?
An Advanced Rhetoric and Style assignment for Professor Fresca.
Nominated in the QSQ awards for best D/A story.
Summary: Once branded by the Dark Mark, the sole most powerful sign on the planet, Bellatrix was sent on a mission. A mission that would mean everything or nothing, and she held the power to decide which. To her Lord it would prove her loyalty, her everything, and she was more than prepared to do just that.
Summary: In Bellatrix’s own world there was only one person she could ever truly love; but what made her marry another? What made her accept another? How could she betray her heart?
Summary: A house that hasn't been touched in twenty-one years. A man with a lost past. A woman with a baby. Merge that with a whole lot of Teddoire fluff and you're in for a hell of a ride.
Summary: Bellatrix Lestrange is known as one of the most notorious killers of all time. She has been revered and admired by Death Eaters throughout history, and is most famous for her near-insanity due to imprisonment in Azkaban.This is her story.
Summary: She placed her head on his chest to see if she could hear a heartbeat. She waited expectantly to hear the gentle thud of his heart beat against her ear. A few seconds turned into several minutes, still no heartbeat. The only heartbeat she could feel was her own as it thumped faster and louder in her chest at each passing second of silence. Why wasn’t his heart beating, unless he really was gone?
“F-Fred, p-please wake up,” she sobbed, not moving her head from her son’s chest.
A look at the Battle of Hogwarts from Molly Weasley’s POV from the death of Fred to her final confrontation with Bellatrix Lestrange.
Summary: Addison Pidge needs help! Unfortunately the only ones who can help her are also the ones who can hurt her.
This is my final for Mithrilquill's Newt Potions Class
Summary: It’s coming, believe it or not. The Ministry doesn’t believe it, but who will then? It’s infuriating to know you’re invisible to society, but then there’s something exhilarating, entrancing about it. It’s dancing the devilish dance: provocative, teasing- leaving the viewers wanting more, or better yet, it’s like having an addiction.
An addiction with a purpose to be more precise… oh, and the occasional bite. Who are we then? We’re the out casted of the outcasts within a secluded society that further alienates us and leaves us utterly alone, but we’ve finally found each other so we’re not as alone. Things can change in an instance, though, and they already have. I have to confess: I’m scared, but I’ve already started to dance so I must keep dancing.
And besides, I don’t want the vampire or werewolf communities seizing control of the Ministry because I’ve already seen what they’ve done.
Summary: Regulus has been given task that is by no means impossible. Over the course of a night, he attempts to kill his brother.
I am Stubbornly_appeared of Gryffindor, flying solo on this Gauntlet, Round Six.
Summary: Albus and Aberforth Dumbledore are both searching for something they believe with benefit their present situations. But sometimes we don't always know what we're looking for until it's too late.
Written by HorcruxHunter14 and Hermione_Rocks, both of Slytherin House, for the sixth run of the Gauntlet.