Sirius Black stumbles onto a most curious scene while checking up on one of his closest friends, the wife of his best mate. Lost and confused he follows the signs until they reach into a depth unknown to him. From this point, he seeks the help of another dear friend, and together they think, suffer, and laugh their way to some answers and some dead ends. Only in the end, do they find the answer to the one question that burns in their minds: how will we go on?
I am MerryD of Hufflepuff and this was written for the Gauntlet Round Seven
Summary: Sometimes the things we most want to change are the things that we cannot. One young man must learn to accept this.
Summary: Albus Dumbledore sighed. It wasn’t just any old sigh, either. It was a heavy sigh. A sigh sighed by people who had worked a twelve hour shift at a manual labor industry and come home to put their feet up and have a nice, steaming cup of tea. It was that kind of sigh.
Summary: James struggles to make a mark in the Gryffindor Quidditch Team and woo the one girl who is not interested in him, Sirius struggles to throw away the image he's gained as a Black and start over with a new bunch of friends, Remus struggles to hide his 'furry little problem' from the first friends he's had in a long time, and Peter struggles with school work and to keep up with his cool friends. The only thing these boys have in common is their house. Facing the exasperation of their teachers, the enmity of Severus Snape, the ire of Lily Evans and the plottings of Voldemort's followers, the four unlikely friends find it hard to keep afloat, but bear everything with the Marauder spirit - something Remus must remember to do years into the future, as he faces the biggest struggles of his life - coming to terms with his last friend's death, and figuring out what his feelings for Tonks are. But in the end whatever happens shall be fate's will...
Summary: Peter Pettigrew wasn't always a traitor. He was a Marauder, a prankster and a good friend.
Peter Pettigrew wasn't always called Wormtail.
Perhaps, one change led to the other?
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling but I doubt you're surprised by that revelation.
Summary: Now in his seventh year, Remus Lupin is a calm and responsible student. His friends know this and often take advantage, knowing that he never takes it to heart.
But sometimes, just sometimes, Moony longs for revenge, especially when Padfoot takes things one step too far.
But Padfoot is wise to Marauder pranks, so for April Fool's Day this year, Moony enlists the help of four girls who are also champing at the bit to humiliate the 'too damn adorable' Sirius Black.
I am Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the April Fool's Day Challenge set in the Great Hall.
Thank you to Alyssa (Harry4lif) and Wendy (Kiley) for their help in beta'ing this tale.
The song featured in this story is Hot Legs by Rod Stewart which was a huge hit in the early part of 1978 and seemed to lend itself very well to Sirius Black!
Disclaimer Sirius and Remus are not mine *sigh* but belong to JK Rowling as do James,Lily and Peter. The Harley-Queens however are my rather fluffy invention.
This story follows the life of Angelina Lestrange, a young witch from a dark family, as she struggles through her first year at Hogwarts. Having been tricked into picking Ravenclaw, she is desperate to avoid the label of Blood-Traitor. Still, she can’t help but notice that the views her family has taught her are not shared by all. As Angelina struggles internally, wizards and witches around Britain are taking sides on the same issues that plague her. Ready or not, Angelina will soon discover truths she never dreamed of and lies whose validity she never questioned before.
A story set in the era of Lord Voldemort's first ascent to power.
Summary: Remus Lupin and Potions class have never been the best of friends. And then he brews something unusual... “It’s like some kind of liquid Imperius! You tell me to do something and I want to do it!” Sirius shouted.
Life has never been so difficult, or so dangerous. In midst of the deaths, attacks, violence and betrayal, James, Sirius, Remus, Peter, Lily, Alice and Violet leave Hogwarts forever to live a new life as adults. With the secret organization that Dumbledore founded, known as the Order of the Phoenix, they risk their lives to fight against the terrible Lord Voldemort who threatens to take over everything they live for. In spite of the terror, good things still happen, and most ties of friendship still endure through hardship.
We join the Marauders and their friends as they struggle through life, death, friendship, love, and betrayal. Their lives will never be the same again.
Summary: Would you ever find reason enough to abandon your family, your beliefs, what seems to be the very root of who you are? What would you do if you found that reason? Would you run from it? Would you fight against all odds to hold onto who you thought you were? Or would you fight against all odds for the chance to find out who you could be?
A story about Regulus and Sirius, written for the fourth SPEW Secret Santa exchange.
Summary: Once again the four most mischievous boys Hogwarts has probably ever seen have been caught when executing a prank. The consequences? A detention. But they never saw this detention coming…
Summary: Sirius and Regulus share a holiday moment.
Summary: We are a group, a brotherhood, that should have stood the test of time. We are a brotherhood that was formed by our friendship. We are a brotherhood that was betrayed by our friendship. We are a brotherhood of four, four who will live no more... We are a brotherhood that will live forever. We are a brotherhood. We are the Marauders.
Summary: When Lily gets tired of James' constant attempts to ask her out, Severus teaches her a way to shut him up.
Summary: After a terrible fight with her sister, Lily meets up with Severus. Together they find a very creative way to kick the blues.
Summary: It is the Marauders’ fifth year at Hogwarts, and friendships are being tested. Sirius has run away from his family and is struggling with the consequences. Severus desperately tries to hold on to Lily’s affection as James attempts to gain it. Then Sirius plays a dangerous prank on Severus, and everyone must decide where their loyalties lie…and how much friendship really means to them.
Summary: Sirius Black and James Potter were best friends. When you got one, you got both, never apart, always together, closer than brothers.
What happens when one friend’s decision leads to the death of the other? What would the remaining friend do to avenge a pain so deep, a betrayal so horrid?
Sirius Black convinced James to make Peter their Secret Keeper. Now, James was dead and Peter missing. Sirius knew he had to find Peter to find out the truth. Had Peter betrayed the core foundation of friendship between the Marauders?
Sirius would find him and learn the truth…
I am mudbloodproud of Hufflepuff. This is my entry for the Gauntlet.
“You're everywhere and nowhere baby, that's where you're at
Going down a bumpy hillside, in your hippy hat
Flying across the country, and getting fat
Saying everything is groovy, when your tires are flat.”
Platform shoes, purple flares, short skirts and funky tops. The 1970s. Pet Rocks are the big thing. The summers are hot. The bakers’ on strike. Sex, drugs and rock and roll are busting from your living room in black and white. It’s a confusing time to be a teenager, and an even more confusing time to be a teenage witch.
It’s the summer of 76. A summer of water fights, parties, sunburns and ice cream. Every day passes in a half forgotten blur. Cloud nine doesn’t reach your high. The world is your playground!
And then you wake up.
You never thought that you could be a person people look up to. You’ve spent your life messing up and playing somebody else’s part. But it’s time for a change. The year is 1976 and you are a sixth year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
This is your journey. And you’re in for one hell of a ride.
Summary: Marty Price works for The Cause, which involves several campaigns and petitions on a weekly basis. It has become common knowledge within Hogwarts that if you see her coming towards you with a clipboard, you should turn and walk the other way. Or perhaps deny all grasp of the English language. And if this isn’t eccentric enough, there’s also her obsessive written observations of four boys in her year, which will one day make a rather interesting book ...
Remus Lupin, meanwhile, has always been a little different, too. Poor, sweet Remus Lupin is, to the casual observer, the picture of a sensible, hard working student. However, he has three friends who have done more for him than anyone knows and they have done this because of his troubled past, troubled present and troubled future. Why the gloominess? Because Remus Lupin just so happens to be a werewolf.
So what could these two possibly have in common? And how can their stories possibly connect?
Runner-up for the 2008 Best Marauder Era QSQ.