Summary: Escaping the overwhelming revelry of another miserable New Year's Eve, Draco Malfoy finds himself drawn to an old seaside resort from his childhood. He meets an unexpected ally there, and the shore soon becomes his escape from life, a place where he can be free of his past. Little did he know that it would also hold the key to his future.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
Summary: ONE SHOT
A Healer brings news to Albus and his wife, Abby concerning Harry's and Ginny's deaths. Together, they think back on Harry's and Ginny's lives and their love for each other. Albus and Abby resolve to make their own love stronger for time and all eternity.
Summary: Say you were in love with somebody for years, somebody who just left without telling you why. Say she turned up unexpectedly. What would you do?
Summary: For Narcissa Malfoy, things have always been black and white. Her life plotted out with no room for change. But as she kneels next to the not-so-dead body of Harry Potter, she has to choose between what is right and what is easy.
And its not as easy a choice as it used to be.
Summary: A pair of sonnets that explore the betrayal and regret of the Marauders.
When Regulus steps into the cave by the sea, he knows it is a mission that could very well be the end of him, but it is in something he has lost that he finds the strength to do what is right and not what is easy.
This story was nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Dark/Angst.
Summary: Hermione always wondered why she had stayed with him. Why, after everything he had done, she didn't run away.
Hermione isn't the girl she was. It's the beginning of Fourth Year for the trio, but something's wrong. As Hermione considers the past and buries herself in the increasingly dark cavern of her mind, things spiral out of control and take a drastic turn for the worse.
This is secret_hermoine of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Bannermaker's Challenge. My banner was Broken by Maple_and_PheonixFeather.
Summary: Summary: A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet
Merope is covered in bruises -- inflicted psychologically, physically and verbally. But to what lengths will she go to escape this?
This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Bannermakers’ Hall Challenge. The banner used was Bruises -- they cover you -- Merope Gaunt, made by the very talented lullaby BANG/Jess.
:D This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Dark/Angsty. Thank you! ♥
AU. Severus and Remus forge a damaged and damaging relationship in the aftermath of the war.
For hestiajones, who cheered me on to the minimum word count.
Summary: The last unwritten chapter of Deathly Hallows, tying up loose ends. Here it is: not as good as Rowling would have written it, but a softer ending all the same.
Summary: Sofia seeks refuge within the walls of Hogwarts from the bloodied and terror-filled streets of Krakow. Yet she is not entirely welcomed. The moment she reaches the cold shores of England she experiences jealousy, loss of identity, the perils of war and the question of her right to exist.
Nominated for Best Historical in the QSQs 2011.
Summary: Harry Potter was late for work. In the two years he had been employed as a Ministry Auror, he had never once been late for work. However, this morning a sore throat, an annoying headache and an overall tiredness, caused him to oversleep, making him late.
As Harry comes down with a bad case of the flu, who should come to his rescue, but his good friend Ginny Weasley?
Slightly AU as H/G never got together in sixth year. Everything else is canon.
Summary: It has been five years since the Second Wizarding War, and Scarlet Black is still trying to piece her life back together. Working as a columnist by day and helping select Death Eaters get their lives back on track, she lives each day with the hope of a better tomorrow.
Then, when an old enemy she helped put behind bars escape, Scarlet is tossed into a whirlwind of events that put her out of harm's way and into the reach of the one who still blames her for his brother's death-Charlie Weasley.
What happened during the past five years? Can two enemies work together for their own survival? Will there finally be a day when Scarlet can stop running?
She knows her past, but the future is another subject altogether...
*This is the sequel to "The Secret Life of Scarlet Black".
Summary: As soon as he saw her, Draco knew she was the one. But Astoria wasn't like any girl he had ever met. To get her, he would have to become something beyond who he was. He would have to get his life back in order and change for good.Written as a birthday present for two fierce lawyers of Ronald Weasley - Amanda/ahattab33 and Lori/WeasleyMom. Disclaimer: I am not J. K. Rowling. Winner of the 2011 QSQ's Best Canon Romance Story (Chaptered)
Summary: Love is a very bizarre form of emotion. People can die for it. People can kill for it…
Rose Weasley is in her fifth year at Hogwarts. Love is in the air, but so is exam fever; and Hogwarts is heavy with a weird combination of nervous cheesiness. But isn’t this the story every year? It’s normal. It’s right.
And then everything goes wrong.
A student— Rose’s classmate dies tragically and unexpectedly one day. The death sends shock waves through Rose and her friends, staggering them to a great extent. Furthermore, investigations conducted by Rose’s Uncle Harry reveal a startling piece of information, placing everybody in even more shock. The death is, in fact homicide— and homicide committed by a student. Soon enough, Relationships are strained, faiths are broken and hatred is intensified. That is when Rose realises that she is not prepared to face any of it; and all she craves is for things to be the way they were before the tragedy…
This is a story about how love can make people cross the limits they never knew... a story of how love combined with obsession, deceit and jealousy can be as destructive of hatred.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt #2— The Trained Professional. I have moved this story into the next-gen category, because I feel it fits in better there.
Summary: Lavender Brown: gossip, fashion queen, boy crazy. But she also weaves bracelets from thread. Bracelets that let her forget gossip, that make her fashionable, and that save her from the pain of boys... and everything else.
Times are tough at Hogwarts, and Cho and Colin have different views about how the Battle will end.
Mucho thanks to TM_Wandstick for the AMAZING plot bunny. I did a bad job with it, but it was a real good plot.
Summary: After defeating Voldemort and his Death Eaters at the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry and his friends begin to move on with their lives. However, they soon realize Voldemort is not the only one who can disrupt people’s lives. Harry and Ginny are happily married and raising Tonks’ and Lupin’s orphan son Teddy, while Ron and Hermione decide to take their five year relationship to the next level. But could this be hampered by Ron’s jealousy? Trouble lurks ahead as, after Harry and Ron finish their Auror training, Ron is accepted into the ranks of the Aurors while Harry’s application is rejected due to the return of an old adversary. Meanwhile, George is stuck massive depression, caused by Fred’s death, which is hurting his friends and family; but will an attractive new employee at Weasley Wizard Wheezes change that?
As they realize courage, love and trust is needed to conquer the challenges the wizarding world throws at them, the ex-Hogwarts students venture into the world beyond the war. Written post-Deathly Hallows.
Summary: Sybill Trelawney had no one. Someone had to keep an eye on her. Odd as she is, she is not nearly what she seems to most people, and that someone is about to find out who Sybill Trelawney really is.