“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.
Summary: Dori has been running, running away from her family, from the war. She wants nothing to do with all of that nonsense. Living a quiet life in France, she thinks that she is free. Suddenly, a stranger comes into her life, a person who brings her back to her old life. She finds herself working with the Order and against someone from her past, Regulus Black.
Summary: Sirius finds his friends, murdered. Knowing who is responsible, what will he do? Will he go after him and revenge their deaths? Or will he walk away?
This was originally written for the Summer 2008 MWPP class final. This is harry4lif from the forums.
Summary: James Potter fights his first battle and welcomes his first son on the same night.
Challenger: Horsesbella219 The Challenge: “I challenge thee to write about James holding baby Harry for the first time, and his reactions to having a new son, especially during a war.”
I am leahsm2 of Slytherin and this is my entry for the Adoption Center/“I Challenge Thee Challenge”
Summary: The Marauders are close with Seth; so close that they have considered making him a Marauder. What happens when Seth dies and leaves them feeling responsible? Will the Marauders fall apart? Or will they be made strong by the experience?
This was written by harry4lif of Ravenclaw and BE Evans of Hufflepuff for the August Interhouse Co-op Challenge.
Summary: Hullo! I'm Lily Evans, and I'm starting my seventh year at Hogwarts soon. I'm Head Girl with James Potter, which I'm secretly thrilled about, emphasis on the secretly. Seriously secretly, like even to me, kind of. Well, I must be off!
Hey! Lily! Oh, sorry, so rude of me, I'm Anna, Anna Boothe. Lily's uh, hold on let me grab my trunk, it's just slipped out of my fingers. Where was I? Oh yes, Lily's best friend. We're inseperable, really. Like two peas in a pod and whatnot. Where is she, anyway? Er, well it was nice meeting you, I've got to go catch the train!
Oi! Did you just see Evans? I've been looking for her and I thought I just saw her here. I'm rather excited about being Head Boy with her; it'll give me a chance to show her the real James Pot--
What are you going on about, Prongs? Why are you even listening to this nutter? We've got to catch the train. Probably talking to you about Evans, am I right? He would talk to a tree about Evans if he could. Moony, Wormtail, help me get this starry-eyed git onto the train before it leaves without us...
You two are helpless, don't you think, Pete?
More helpless than two Grindylows out of water...
Summary: I can tell there’s a storm coming. The skies are turning grey, and the wind is starting to pick up. Lily Evans wonders what she can do about the war that is threatening to change everything she's ever known.
An entry to the Gryffindor 'A Banner for Thee' challenge.
It is not an ordinary night.
"Going to kill me, Mr Black?"
Marlene McKinnon encounters Regulus in a dark alleyway, but what he really wants is Sirius.
Summary: On the day of James and Lily's wedding, Sirius Black must handle a nervous groom, a bride in tears and give a speech he hasn't written.
It is going to be a wonderful day...
I am mudbloodproud of Hufflepuff and this is my story to for the challenge in The I Challenge Thee Challenge thread on the beta boards.
Summary: What are the employment options of a teenage werewolf just leaving Hogwarts? Remus Lupin's best friends, James Potter and Sirius Black, dare him to reach for the impossible--even if it leads him into danger. (Rating for language in later chapters.)
Disclaimer: Don’t own ‘em; never did. JKRowling has that lucky distinction…
Summary: "We do not remember days; we remember moments."
What follows is a collection of little memories that make up life: moments, both significant and obscure. A series of vignettes more than anything, that, put together, may paint a picture of the lives of our favorite Marauders. Rating because of language.
Friendship, Love, and Pranks: The Story of the Marauders by Padfoot is MINE
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Summary: Chapter Thirty-Eight in Queue!
They say someday your life will flash before your eyes...
The Marauders. The name alone strikes fear into the hearts of teachers and makes girls swoon. Watch as Sirius, who has always kept his emotions locked up in a box, finally finds the girl that has its key; as James masterminds everything, except how to win over the girl of his dreams; as Remus finds love, but learns it's just as hard to keep it going, and as Peter tries to prove he's just as good as the other four, no matter what he has to do. They're unstoppable, and it's safe to say that once they're gone, Hogwarts will never be the same again.
...let's make ours worth watching.
Summary: Lily Evans is on a weekend camping trip with her family, and Severus Snape is invited. The day starts out peacefully, but when James Potter appears, trouble isn’t far behind…
Summary: I had always looked at my life like a puzzle. I had specific pieces that fit together in specific ways, but there were always those few pieces that got lost or didn't fit so perfectly. My puzzle was a hard one, filled of pieces that looked virtually the same, but never wanted to fit the correct way. My puzzle was almost finished, but there was one piece that was gone forever.
Told from Lily Evans' POV.
Summary: It is Sirius Black and Adhara Majorís last year in Hogwarts. Theyíve been dating since their fifth year...not to the great joy of their parents however. One set of parents, Ministry of Magic officials, and the other, just wizards that walk around with a bad name. Of course once the families found out, all hell broke loose and Sirius and Adhara have had to strive to get their parents to put their gigantic differences aside. In the years before, they had never spoken, nor even took the time to look at each other because of their parentsí hate for one another. Then that fateful day had come when they where partnered up together in Charms Class. From that day forward their love grew, but now they have a secret and if any one finds out their relationship could be history. Adhara and her best friend Danny have known each other since they were babies. She also happens to be Siriusís cousin on his motherís side. Between being family and friend Danny knows that there is something...different going on between this couple and her quick mind wonít rest until she knows what it is.
Summary: In a time when tomorrow is never a sure thing, you take what you're given and don't ask too many questions. Marlene McKinnon died before she could begin to understand, and Sirius Black and Remus Lupin were left with realization that, even in a war, life goes on.
Summary: Lily Evans is in for one amazing year. Far from the world that she grew up in, Hogwarts is really something to be excited about. After all, this is Lily's life, and she intends to live it to the fullest.
Summary: Nothing is ever simple when it comes to the Black family. On the train ride home for Christmas, for what will be the last time, sixteen-year-old Sirius makes a confession to James. After arriving, he must deal with unpleasant surprises and face the consequences of his actions, and Bellatrix isn't making things any easier.