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 Bannermakersâ€™ 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.
Summary: When Madeline Black begins Hogwarts, she is torn brutally away from the family she loves. However, events are about to unfold that make her question who she really is, and the very nature of family.
Summary: Lily and James Potter have recently learned that they are expecting their first bundle of joy. Despite the threat that hangs over their world, they each have their own desires for what their offspring will be.
(This is a one-shot in honor of all the parents out there who would lay down their lives for their children. Thank you!)
Summary: BREAKING NEWS: Major Breakthrough In The Blood and Roses Case
Rose Weasley, newly appointed member of the Magical Law Enforcement Office and niece of Harry Potter, is now in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murdering her cousin, Dominique Wood (née Weasley). Miss Weasley’s wand was found at the scene, clearly indicating that it had been used to perform three Killing Curses on her cousin, cousin-in-law, and their three-year-old child, Ophélie. Auror Scorpius Malfoy has confirmed that an investigation is underway, although neither Auror Potter nor the rest of the Weasley-Potter family is available for comment.
This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt Two. COMPLETE
Blood and Roses has been nominated for the 2011 Quicksilver Quills: Best General. Thank you muchly!
Summary: A poem about Bellatrix, following her from when Voldemort first rose to power and ending during the battle of Hogwarts.
Summary: Narcissa Malfoy lives in a dazzling world, full of glittering social events and fawning admirers. But there is always something more, a hint of darkness to her otherwise bright life. A deep, ominous... but beautiful darkness. A darkness that no-one has ever cared about.
Summary: A boy and a girl at Hogwarts after the war, and their twisted version of romance.
Summary: Sometimes, the visions are mere flickers â€“ hazy and muddled. Sometimes, their clarity shakes me out of the limbo. But Iâ€™m always sure it is him I see.
Iâ€™d have loved to tell you the whole story, but you see, I cannot remember much of it.
Thanks to Kara (Karaley Dargen) for her wonderful beta-ness. :) And Carole (Equinox Chick) for 'Warwick'. ;)
DISCLAIMER: Everyone/everything you recognise immediately belongs to J.K.Rowling. However, the first names of the Death Eaters (except the main characters) aren't canon. The pairing, of course, is mine.
Summary: Remus had never really considered the possibility of having a girlfriend. But is there a girl out there who can change his mind, who can crawl under his skin until her existence is what ties him to life?