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.
Summary: James is stuck to Lily. Litterally.
Summary: An old defeated man awaits his end. It comes with consequences.
Summary: Where there is black and white, there also must be grey. It is the men and women willing to wallow between right and wrong that have changed history. Do not fear purity and do fear evil; fear never seeing where they overlap, for only there can truth be gleaned.
Summary: Our lives are not our own. Fate is set, choice is meaningless and the mark of the chosen never truly fades. When Harry finds a way to change his destiny, will the result be better than the path already chosen for him?
Summary: In the beginning, my childhood, the path was clear. Follow the seven rules, go to school, graduate and get married. It was my duty as well as my destiny.
Yet, starting on my seventeenth birthday, a series of events caused everything I had ever known to change. A single boy broke through into my sheltered existence and made me rethink everything I had ever thought. Suddenly I was faced with a new future, an alternative destiny. One that was entirely unknown.
In the end I had to choose.
Abuse is only verbal and Sexual Situations are mild.
‘It’s too late.’
Draco Malfoy had never really thought much of love. In his world, marriage was a necessity, something to continue the bloodline and secure his future. He hadn’t realised that there could be more.
Until Daphne Greengrass catches his eye, right in the midst of his relationship with her sister. Then Draco is thrown into turmoil, torn between the girl he loves and the girl his parents are making him marry.
‘It’s never too late.’
Summary: Born to and raised by the Hawthorn family, Melody and her sister are everything a respected Pureblood family could ask for. However, when Belladonna is sent to Beauxbatons, Melody is faced with the prospect of entering Hogwarts alone.
Fully expecting to be placed in Slytherin or Ravenclaw, Melody is given the shock of her life when she becomes a Hufflepuff.
With her sister in another country, her family miles away, and friends no longer talking to her due to the disgrace of being placed in another House, Melody has never felt so alone. To top that, the people surrounding her are from social backgrounds completely contradicting of her own. People she never expected to spare a second glance, she is forced to live with: Muggleborns and Halfbloods.
Everything that she has ever been taught or led to believe is being challenged. All that her parents have told her is being proved wrong, and Melody no longer knows what to believe. Everything is completely unfamiliar, and she is scared she may be changing. But Melody needs to learn that sometimes change can be a good thing. And sometimes, it can be exceptional.
Summary: Time is the magic that transforms the words and deeds of mortals to myth and fable. Who were the Hogwarts Four? Who were the people behind the legends? This is the story of the monk and maven, healer and hero who lived and dreamed and built a school in years long gone.