It takes a little luck to get the potion of Felix Felicis right!Written for Ascending into Alchemy final Fall Term 2008.
Summary: Things never change. At least, they never change in any way that really matters.
The Gray Lady, having drifted the Earth for over a thousand years, has seen all of life there is to see. Thus, when Hogwarts hosts a winter ball, she does not think it will be any different from the countless other balls that have taken place at the school over the years.
Winner of the Winter Snows' Melting A Winter Heart challenge.
Summary: James Potter, son of the famous Harry Potter, starts his fifth year at Hogwarts with great enthusiasm as he expects that this will be his best year yet. He is unaware however of the sinister things that lies in store for him and his friends.
But first not only does he need to find out who he's fighting but who he's protecting...
EXTRACT FROM CHAPTER 3:
He was breathing deeply, his chest heaving in an out with such intensity that he could almost cry due to the lack of oxygen. If his pulse hadn't slowed down, the blood no longer rushing to his head, he would not have noticed that someone else was there with him.
Her eyes were dark, but ghostly at the same time and her skin was as pale as he ever remembered. Her gaunt face revealled one of some anguish, her soul clearly still tortured.
Summary: Tonks arrives at the Burrow to find Molly lying on the floor. Now she strives to find out what happened and gets help from several of the Weasley's.
This is for the picture Gauntlet by Cheshlin of Slytherin House.
Summary: When Nymphadora Tonks arrived at the Ministry to save Harry and his friends, she was a young, fearless Auror. Five weeks later she’s a mess. Her once vibrant hair is a drab brown and she can barely smile. Has she lost her nerve? Is it guilt over Sirius’ death? Or is something else happening in her life that has ridden roughshod over her unusual powers?
I am Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff and this is my entry for Round 7 of The Gauntlet.
Special thanks to Cassie (ms leading) for beta'ing this for me.
Summary: It's the end of sixth year, and James talks to Lily. And she smiles.
Summary: An alternate take on the seventh year of the Harry Potter Series. Harry leaves Privet Drive for the last time, of age and pursued by Death Eaters and dark words. As he struggles with Dumbledore's final task, he encounters a new potions mistress, ancient magic, and new depths of Hogwarts and the Department of Mysteries. But before he can challenge his greatest enemy, he must learn about the "magic that Voldemort knows not" from thousands of others.
JK Rowling's universe is all hers, but it's too fun not to play in.
Summary: Hogwarts was founded by four witches and wizards, great friends, and said to be the greatest of their age. But how did they meet, and what started them on the road to greatness?
Arabella is a normal girl, from a normal wizarding family. A worry is constantly sitting on her stomach, though, and soon that worry has to be confirmed.
*Profanity minor, and one incident only*
Summary: Nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry Potter returns to the Headmaster's office at Hogwarts to have a talk with a long-deceased mentor-and finally understands the true strength of love.
On a Saturday afternoon, when everyone else has left for Hogsmeade, Ginny contemplates the reasons why she is unfaithful to Harry.
Warning: triangle (Harry/Ginny/?), angst.
Summary: Just a simply story of one person's thoughts as the dust settles, their emotions, their internal monologue about society as they now see it. A story of how after one loses those that one holds dear, these things that once seemed sweet, those unspoken rules of professing remorse for someone's grief, feel lifeless. Like flowers, why do they send flowers?
Summary: My love is leaving. His bond with even his closest friend - fraying. His love for me is becoming second to his ideology. Even his love for our child is not enough to keep him here.
Aldin, how did we stoop so low?
Oh, how lucky you are to have missed this...
A One-Shot Interhouse Co-op Challenge submission by Guiding Ray of Sunlight of Gryffindor and Emily_the_Poet of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Every month a werewolf experiences the worst – and it’s always when the full moon rises.
This is a poem about the Lycantrophy’s curse.
Friendship, Love, and Pranks: The Story of the Marauders by Padfoot is MINE
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 1181]
Summary: Chapter Thirty-Eight in Queue!
They say someday your life will flash before your eyes...
The Marauders. The name alone strikes fear into the hearts of teachers and makes girls swoon. Watch as Sirius, who has always kept his emotions locked up in a box, finally finds the girl that has its key; as James masterminds everything, except how to win over the girl of his dreams; as Remus finds love, but learns it's just as hard to keep it going, and as Peter tries to prove he's just as good as the other four, no matter what he has to do. They're unstoppable, and it's safe to say that once they're gone, Hogwarts will never be the same again.
...let's make ours worth watching.
His skin is soft
To my gentle touch,
His hair a mop of dark brown,
His eyes a brilliant blue.
Remus' PoV on Teddy
Summary: Every year, Severus finds himself writing a class plan for a subject he believes he will never teach. However, it has become a ritual of sorts, and rituals must be observed.
This was an entry for the Summer Challenge in the Educational Decree category... and won second place!
All is not well.
George uses work and Firewhisky to cope with Fred's death until a drink with a friend leads to something that dulls pain better than alcohol. Emotionally torn by grief, he struggles to allow Alicia into his life...and then comes baby....
*Winner of the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Dark/Angsty Story*
Summary: Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks are both going through hard times. Money problems plague them both. When each are given a secret mission, they find their needs for money and secrecy work against their true desires. What will each decided?
Summary: When Rose Weasley becomes the first of her family to be sorted into Slytherin house, controversy unfolds. Her difficult relationship with her mother becomes even more strained, and her family life seems to dissapate with harsh words during holidays. After seven long years of learning to accept who she is, Rose's life takes another sharp turn as a romance begins to develop between her and a fellow blonde-haired Slytherin. The supressed animosity between her family and his create difficult challenges and conflicts for their budding relationship, giving Rose cause to rethink her choices and the last seven years of her life.