Summary: It is the beginning of seventh year, and Neville has had just about enough of Amycus Carrow.
This is Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff writing for the first third of the Character Triathalon, for the "missing moment" prompt.
Many thanks to Jess for the lightning-fast beta.
Summary: Lavender Brown is not the easiest of people to get along with. Mark has managed to overcome the first hurdle, she has finally agreed that they are going out together. Now Mark faces another challenge.
Summary: Neville enjoys a quiet moment... until it all goes awry.
Summary: I used the dead wood to make the fire rise; the blood of innocence burning in the skies... A poem about my favorite subject for angsty poetry, Draco Malfoy.
Nominated for a QSQ for Best Poem!
Six months after the deaths of Louis Weasley’s immediate family, he is only just holding himself together, and it is with much reluctance that he attends the New Year’s Eve party at the Burrow. But an unexpected drunken kiss leads to things taking a turn for the worst, and Louis has to deal with the consequences.
Thank you to Jamie, Carole, Natalie and Jess for helping me figure out what name I should give to Lily’s owl, and especially Carole for telling me to go for a goddess’s name :) Oh, and thank you to Kara for helping me with the summary!
Summary: There was somebody Scorpius liked hard, even though he couldn't do anything about it. Years after, when they meet again by accident, will he work up the courage to finish what never started?For the lovely lucca4, because she added me to her favourite authors!
Summary: For Angelina Weasley birthdays were something she'd rather forget. But then George takes her at her word and decides to watch a Quidditch game with Lee instead of spending time with her. So what's a witch to do? She could spend her evening crouched over the accounts ... or perhaps she could crash her favourite haunt and see what transpires.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling, but I think she'd understand that marriage doesn't mean your life ends with that ring on your finger.
Summary: Summary: Christmas 1976. Lily Evans is standing in the shadow of a war that for the first time is affecting her Christmas spirit. A reprieve from the gloom comes in the form of a Muggle boy from her hometown, someone who the war cannot touch and is unaffected by the fear it causes. However, dark times lie ahead, and Lily begins to realise that there are some things she just cannot escape, however hard she tries.
This came joint first in the December Great Hall Challenge! Thank you to the judges!
Also nominated for Best Marauder Story in the QSQs! Thank you!
Cho Chang is contently married to the Muggle man of her dreams (or so she tells herself). The Wizarding World and all the pain it brought is far behind her -- at least, that is what she believes until she bumps into an old classmate.
Pansy Parkinson weaves her way through bars and men (in that order) and tries to forget which side she was on. She needs help, but she isn’t sure how.
Perhaps, it takes recognising sorrow to move on to bliss.
This story is for the GH Cotillion Challenge. Thank you, Jess and Viv, for setting such an ingenious challenge!
Third Place winner, along with Paris by welshdevondragon..
Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Same Sex Pairing.
Summary: Theador Mist is assigned to a dangerous task that could change his life forever. It is only a matter of time when the truth about whether he can survive it hits him hard.
Ron and Hermione are short, disconnected, in the time after the Room of the Requirement. So how do they pick up the pieces?If I were J.K. Rowling, there would be a book 8 :)
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! ♥