Summary: The end of Scorpius' second year at Hogwarts has come, and Draco finds himself in a home only slightly less quiet. Astoria, withdrawn and easily-angered, has been slipping away more and more often, and though both he and his son have grown accustomed to this attitude, Draco still longs for the family bonds he'd had only years ago.
This story is about the bonds of family, the passion of love, and the longing for hope in a world that's been ripping for longer than Draco had even imagined.
Summary: “But if I’m fire,” I protested, “and you’re ice, what do we have in common?” Tom smirked, reaching up and twisting a strand of my hair around his finger. “Destruction.” I pressed my knife to his throat, drawing blood. “My feelings exactly.” TR/GW
Summary: ‘Hope shall die last, Minerva.’
A bright morning, but will it be bright for everyone? Or is the rising sun painting an illusion only?
It's Lily’s and the Marauders’ fifth year at Hogwarts. Voldemort is getting stronger, lessons are getting harder and life is getting increasingly more difficult. One thing keeps repeating itself throughout the school year though; the frequent visitors of the Forbidden Forest!
What happens when Lily and her friends accidentally stumble across something in the forest they shouldn’t have?
Summary: Albus just has to convince Severus that the plan will work.
Summary: There is a crisis in the Wizarding Community. In order to stop it, the Ministry must take drastic action. Minister Scrimgouer passes a legislation to preserve the Magical World, but what will the effects be on the witches and wizards of Britain. And what will happen to Ginny Weasley, forced to marry a man she's sworn to hate?
Summary: Hermione Weasley (nee Granger) was always top of the class. Everything she needed to know she found out from books.
But no book can help her bond with her child. Will a chance encounter with a stranger will put her back on the right path?
Summary: What does it mean to be a Gryffindor, to be brave? Ginny Weasley knows. She’s seen self-sacrificing courage save her life. One by one, those who loved her have fallen, and she stands alone, facing the greatest evil of her time. Can she call on this knowledge to save herself, or will she, too, be lost?
Summary: Gwendolyn McDowell's life has changed at the early age of ten when she witnesses her father's death. Now, a month later, she seems to be losing even more; her brother is leaving on his own, she has to live with her Muggle mother and Muggle relatives, and now the connection to the world she loves has been severed until she is old enough to attend Hogwarts. She feels alone and helpless, and as her life progresses, she realizes that she knows nothing about the limits of her own abilities.
Summary: As our story begins, we meet a young man named Alexander. He is the apprentice of a blacksmith in the village of Orios in 17th century Ireland who has recently lost his entire family, but the most tragic death among these is that of his sister Emily. In this tale, he will relate her story to a mage in the magical community of Orios.
Summary: But for now--for now you allow yourself this little bit of happiness. And when, on the way home from St. Mungo's, she slips her hand into yours, you smile down at her and squeeze her slender fingers gently, knowing deep down inside of you that this is a fight you'll end up loosing in the end.
Summary: Lucius Malfoy has never had to worry about money-- for his wife, for his son, or for himself. But when he loses everything he has, he is forced to do things he has never done before to ensure a good life for them...
But what happens when someone threatens to ruin everything he has worked for?
I am Sainyn Swiftfoot of the house of Hufflepuff, and this is my entry for the Written Word challenge at the Beta Boards, espousing the rights of animals.
Summary: Remus comes home. What awaits him?
"I don’t deserve forgiveness, but I’m going to beg for it anyway."
(Also, a warning, of sorts: multiple narrators. Stay sharp.)
Summary: The final moments of Tonks and Remus that we never witnessed
Summary: What thoughts would go through your mind if you knew you only had seconds to live? Would you think about happy times or sad? Those you are leaving behind, or those you are going to see? Would you think about what you accomplished in your life or what you left undone? Would your mind be filled with regrets or pride?
A moment exists between life and death. For some that moment covers a lifetime of memories, for others it is all too brief.
Summary: Sometimes the things we most want to change are the things that we cannot. One young man must learn to accept this.
Summary: A small fight over an insignificant toothbrush can mean a lot more.
Summary: Whne Zaire Riddle wakes up to go to Hogwarts, she expects to find hostility there. What she doesn't expect is to find a best friend, a new start, and quite a few lessons on fighting her past. She soon finds that maybe fighting har history isn't as hard as it seems. It just takes some cunning, some courage, and some good friends.
Substance abuse much, much later.