Summary: Albus Dumbledore may have defeated Gellert Grindelwald and saved the wizarding world - but he is still tormented by his own past.
This is AidaLuthien writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
Summary: Lily-centric. When she was little, she hated her name. It wasn’t quite right, not for her, and although she didn’t know exactly what it was that was missing, she knew that something was missing.
She’d listen with abated breath to the nicknames others gave her, hoping she’d find the answers in them. In all her short life, she’d been called many different things, and she was determined that at least one of them would fit.
Summary: Ernie Macmillan had never had trouble speaking his mind... until he met Justin Finch-Fletchley. But with the Wizarding World at war, Ernie has to tell Justin everything, because when you love someone, you should tell them every single day.
Summary: Albus believed in the greater good. Tom Riddle believed in the right to survive. Aberforth believed that he could save them both.
Summary: Harry Potter had never been ordinary, even by Wizarding standards. But as he entered his seventh and final year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he knew things were about to change forever.
Summary: With their dying breaths the veiled world of sorcery was revealed to them, the unfortunate Muggles who had fallen into the creature's warpath as he searched for the missing species in his experimentations. Yet one left for dead still drew breath, & as Harry struggles to control the growing power within, she struggles against the monster shes become. They say darkness lurks within us all, the only difference between those who lust for power & those who fail to succumb to it, is a choice. HP/OC
Summary: Roger Davies is the second-handsomest boy at Hogwarts. But he has the best looking girl as his date and will go anything to impress her. Unfortunately, that's not so easily undone...
Summary: As the first war wages on, James is just trying to win over Lily while still creating a decent amount of trouble.
Sirius goes too far, Remus loses control, Peter learns the power of the dark side, and James' sister struggles with things she cannot change.
Nothing will ever be the same as their final year of Hogwarts unfurls itself.
Summary: Lily Evans and James Potter? Surely just an eventuality...
Summary: E.C.C.E.N.T.R.I.C. is the second of four loosely connected stories I think of as the “Potter Family” series. In order, the stories are: It Takes Two, ECCENTRIC, First Sight and Sleepless Night.
Ginny takes a trip to Tibet with an eccentric companion.
Summary: Severus Snape, barely out of Hogwarts and hungry for knowledge, joins the Death Eaters to gain more. A loner, he does not consider himself anyone’s servant.
On the same night he gets branded with the Dark Mark, he meets with Albus Dumbledore who begs to differ.
Thanks to the lovely Alex aka welshdevondragon for beta'ing this!
Summary: A poem about Draco Malfoy and his steady downward path to Death Eater-dom.
Caught on the slide, he can't help remembering the words of Professor Dumbledore.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, Dylan Thomas or Sylvia Plath. But I'd like their talent.
I'd also like Julia's (theopaleye) talent with words. She is a poet extraordinaire who always sets us incredibly tough challenges on the boards for Poetry, Anyone?
Summary: With Ron's constant snogging of his new girlfriend, Lavender, Hermione is never around. Yes, she was jealous of Lavender and upset with Ron, but what was she doing all this time? The rise of Voldemort, constant pressure in school, and her love for Ron are clear issues in her life, but what if Hermione was struggling with other problems—problems no one else, save one, knew about? What if, while in love with Ron, she found herself falling in love with someone else—someone none of her friends, nor herself, would ever have expected? This is the bittersweet tale of the love that blossomed between Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy during their 6th year at Hogwarts and beyond.
**UPDATE:** I am sorry for taking such a long break. I am now rewriting the story from a third person perspective because I just feel it is my stronger style and I feel I could not describe things the way I wanted to simply from Hermione's eyes, especially because she could not know Draco's thoughts, which I would like to include. I hope to finish the new Prologue in a few days and hopefully it will be validated quickly. I will probably just delete the current chapters as soon as the new version is accepted. Please continue to review and let me know what your opinion of the new version is. Again, I am so sorry. Future updates will be announced on my livejournal account so please follow there and comment. Thank you for any fans left out there who believe in my story. I am also looking for a beta to please look over my chapters before I submit them. Send me a message on the forum (username: redcastle) or on livejournal (username: cherryredcastle) if you are interested.
Summary: Having just been dumped by his girlfriend, Hugo Weasley is not in the mood for his cousin's party, even when James assures him that he'll soon snap up a 'wicked-looking witch'. And with Lily hell-bent on fixing him up with the boring Eliza Finch-Fletchley, the evening looks to be taking a sharp turn for the worse.
But on the other side of the room, one guest is watching him closely. Will Hugo be able to resist?
The Sexual situations are mild and the strong profanity is fleeting (but necessary) hence the rating.
This story was originally written for a Musical drabble exchange in the SBBC. The song that inspired me was 'Falling Slowly' by Glen Hansard. Thanks must go to Lia (Liandrin) for introducing me to the song, Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor) for beta'ing the original drabble, and Elene (CoolCatElly) for beta'ing the extended version.
Finally, thank you Natalie (hestiajones) for introducing me to the whole concept of Scugo.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling or Glen Hansard. I just nick bits of their work and mould it into something else.
Nomintated for a 2011 QSQ in the Best Same Sex Category. Thank you.
Summary: Bethany Clarke is a typical British girl living in England. Except for the fact that she has a heart condition. She's desperately in need of a new heart, because without one, she will die.
Andrew Simmons is a seventeen year old, hotheaded wizard. After an argument with his parents, Andrew runs away. Killed by a rogue Death Eater, he is found by a Muggle and brought to a hospital. He is prounounced dead and his organs are donated.
After a successful heart transplant, Beth begin getting some… powers, like magical powers. She doesn’t know how, and she can't control when it happens, but when she receives a letter from a Headmistress named McGonagall, she knows she’s venturing into a whole new world… *This is an adopted fic from OliveOil_Med. She had many bunnies but not enough cages. Thanks so much, Molly!
Summary: Ginny is entering her 6th year at Hogwarts, but this year will be very different than any previous. Harry, Ron, and Hermione never came back for their last year, and the students are losing faith. Teachers are being replaced by Death Eaters and Snape is taking charge. Ginny struggles to keep her faith strong during dark times; Harry, their last tie to hope, has disappeared. She finds new inner strength when darkness encroaches on one of the last safe places left.
Summary: In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, five men deal with remorse, yet in completely different ways. It affects the soul, mentality and even the body. This poem explores the way these five men cope with wrong actions and the guilt that follows it.
By the way, I'm not J K Rowling. I doubt you're surprised. All reviews receive a response!
Summary: Dandelion Dursley is heartbroken to leave her mother and beloved grandfather, Dudley, to start her first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does she know that she will blossom in her training as a witch, discovering that she has a highly rare magical talent. She will also befriend The Forgotten Ones: Lily Luna Potter, Albus Severus Potter, and Hugo Weasley.
Summary: The war is years over now, and Harry Potter has become Head of the Auror Office at the reformed Ministry of Magic. He’s married to Ginny, love of his life, and they’re expecting a baby within the next few months. The war changed everything about Harry’s life, some things for the better. But he still remembers what happened in his place of employment before the war, before he was of age even; there was an event that neither he nor one close friend can put out of their heads for very long.
Luna Lovegood and Harry Potter cannot forget the whisperings just beyond the veil in the Department of Mysteries. So when Luna turns up out of the blue (and dressed in a memorable shade of blue) to ask for a tour—for the Quibbler of course—Harry is able to use his not-insignificant influence to pull a few strings and set in motion a spontaneous adventure that answers the questions they have always been haunted with, about death, life, memories, forgiveness, and everything in between.
Warnings: spoilers (for pretty much all the books)
Disclaimer: I bought the rights to Harry Potter, so I own this. And if you believe that…. Well, yeah. Obviously I just lied, I own none of this except for the plot.
P.S. : This story is meant to be maybe four or five chapters, possibility of an epilogue. Nothing colossal! :) 6/16/10: Just realized.... You should know that this is NOT a Harry/Luna romance. Sorry to disappoint if that's what you were looking for, and happy to help if it's not.
Excerpt from Chapter 3:
The colors of the new setting mainly consisted of greens and browns, with a translucent gold here and there. The random colors formed into leaves and bark, shafts of sunlight swung down like ropes between them. Harry and Luna found themselves in a forest, bodiless and looking down from high branches through leaves that were changing color. Again the deep voice resonated in their heads, saying with the clarity of a dark bell sound, “James”.
Their marriage was arranged, not based on feelings or their own free will. And yet Orion and Walburga were more similar than they could have dreamt.
However, the way to ultimate happiness is long and not always easy to follow.
I am luinrina of Hufflepuff House, writing for the Weddings Challenge in the Great Hall, prompt one: “The Big Wedding”.