Summary: If you're looking for the usual James-loves-Lily-but-Lily-hates-James storyline, then this isn't it. The thing is, Lily doesn't hate James at all, he can just be annoying at the best of times. As she comes to realise why she doesn't hate him, it leads to the famous love we all know about. Set against the backdrop of a warring magical world where nothing is certain, can James and Lily hold onto each other and fight?
UPDATE August 08: It's FINISHED! Thank you so much to all those who have read and reviewed this story, I have loved your support. i hope there are still people out there who are willing to read it. Keep an eye out for more stories by me! UPDATE February '08: I have changed the chapter names of some of the 'Defied' chapters, to make this fit and to make it more plausible, as I see the 'thrice defying' of Voldemort as happening when James and Lily are part of the Order of the Phoenix.
UPDATE 20th September: I have altered my facts in the chapter 'Once Defied' as I made mistakes in the ages of James and Lily. It didn't matter so much in this chapter but had annoying repercusions for future chapters. It should all now be correct.
‘Love and hate are quite similar when you think about it,’ James said thoughtfully.
‘What do you mean?’ Lily asked.
‘You can’t hate someone for no reason without loving them a little,’ he said.
Lily rolled her eyes. ‘That’s stupid,’ she said.
‘No it’s not. Why do you think guys tease girls they like? Most people use hate to hide the fact that they really love someone.’
Lily didn’t say anything, so James continued. ‘After all, love is really just hate with a smile.’
Lily Evans hated James Potter. She always had, and thought she always would. But people change. Opinions change. Sometimes the line between right and wrong blurs … as well as the line between love and hate.
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Summary: Lily discovers there is more to Remus Lupin than she thought, and more to James as well. Will love conquer her hate for James? Can one summer of letters change some one completely? Or will it be to late...
From Lily's POV
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Summary: Fifteen year old Emma Lovett hates Regulus Black. He's an arrogant jerk with an ego the size of Asia. Or at least, he was. When Emma starts her fifth year at Hogwarts, Regulus' behavior seems to have changed a bit. She begins to think that Regulus might not be so bad. Of course, no one but her diary ever needs to know what she thinks.
Summary: It’s August, and the new school term approaches. Dumbledore is forced to look for another teacher for Defence Against the Dark Arts, and his choice falls on Remus Lupin. However, since the man keeps a dark secret, he is afraid for it to ever come out.
Will Remus accept the offer to teach at Hogwarts? And if yes, how is he going to prepare himself?
I am luinrina of Hufflepuff, and this is my submission to the Educational Decree prompt of the Summer Challenge.
Summary: Severus Snape has taught Potions at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the past ten years. Never has he approached the start of the school year with less enthusiasm.
This is the year he has to face his past. This is the year he will be face to face not only with his worst enemy, but his one true love in the form of an eleven year old boy.
This is the year Harry Potter comes to Hogwarts.
I am mudbloodproud of Hufflepuff and this is my submission to the Educational Decree prompt of the Summer Challenge.
Summary: Odd creatures, nature, and people were what she loved. She was made fun of, shunned, and misunderstood by many. She grew and learned with each year she lived.
These are the essential moments in the life of Luna Lovegood.
Summary: Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs were all great friends during their time at Hogwarts, but not too long after they left, the friends were shattered apart one fateful night. One dead, one imprisoned, one fled, and one left alone. Two of these stories remain untold, and one can never be. But what of the last? What drove him to tear apart the friends he had spent so long with and instead turn to the one who would ruin them all?
Summary: Draco Malfoy. Pureblood. Death Eater. Murderer.
He is all of those things, but so much more. See, nobody knows the real Draco Malfoy. Nobody even wants to know. And maybe...maybe that's the problem.
Now Draco reminisces his past, full of broken promises and bad descisions. Is there even time for last regrets?
Summary: Lily must make a life and death decision after her affair.
Summary: Norah Kelley was the one James had always seen himself with. They had been together forever and he loved her. Lily Evans, on the other hand, was the one girl he truly loathed.
But in fifth year, with a changing outlook on life and problems finally surfacing at home, James and Lily began to a friendship. Both known for hating each other, they agreed to keep their friendship quiet.
But as things progress, James comes to find that he can't have everything and a decision has to be made. With this decision, James learns that what you expect isn't always what happens and love can spout from unexpected places.
This is told from James' POV.
Like countless other wizards and witches, Lucille Murphy had found herself taking advantage of the fabulous hospitality of Mr Malfoy. Like them, she had gossiped and speculated about his elusive person, revelling in the mysteries surrounding him. And just like everyone else, she had been awed at the sight of his face.
But, unlike others, Lucille was no longer concerned with who he was. Instead, she was rapidly becoming obsessed with what he might be…
This one-shot is a companion to The Magnificent Malfoy, and I strongly recommend reading that story first.
Summary: This story is about Draco Malfoy. His mistakes. His happiness. And, of course, her. Always, there would be her. She was there with him all of the time, even though she wasn't there. She was gone, but he could not accept she was gone. So, he waited. And eventually, he must come to terms with all of their relationship, good and bad. And in the end? Well, forgiveness is all he can get, but it is the greatest gift of all.
Warning: This is an angsty one-shot, so if you want something fluffy and happy, sorry guys, but this is not the place to go.
Summary: Summary: Severus Snape is in Azkaban, awaiting his trial for the murder of Albus Dumbledore. When the trial occurs, what, if anything, will he say in his defence? A snapshot of Snape before and during his trial, and a prequel to The Secret Papers of Regulus Black. Canon compliant to Half-Blood Prince but not Deathly Hallows.
Neville has always dreamt of being able to cure his parents for their mental disorders someday. When he finally learns about a mysterious fairytale Scandinavian being Näcken, he once again cherishes his old dreams and sets out in search of it.
Neville travels deep into the dark forests of Sweden, in a desperate search for the only being which might be able to heal his parents. But is it possible to find the Lord of the Rivers, and does he even exist?
However, Neville's journey takes a dangerous turn when two evil Death Eaters prepare for revenge on him.
This is JOHN91043353 of the magnificent, yet humble, Ravenclaw house for the Four Elements Challenge. This is the Water prompt.
Summary: A scarlet stain, a maroon jumper, a bloody nose, a blush.
A laugh, an embrace, a punch in the face, a kiss.
Scorpius doesn't know when he started trying to live vicariously through her, but he is certain of one thing: there is no shade of red quite like Rose Weasley. Second place in the Colour of Love Challenge.
Summary: When Fred and George find Loki's amulet, they have no idea what chaos they would unleash into the world... Now Ginny is unconscious and only Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville can save her, but only if they complete Loki's tasks. -- A humour/action/adventure story. Slight Ron/Hermione and Ginny/Neville. -- After almost two years of floundering, Chapter 8 is FINALLY up! -- Won 2ND PLACE in Quarterly Challange the First: History and Mythology!
Summary: Rose Zeller is a second year Hufflepuff living in the Room of Requirement during DH. She is then set a task - to go and rescue her friend Suki from the clutches of the Carrows and bring her to the Room of Requirement. It's easier said than done. Follow her story as she rushes about Hogwarts at night, in a desperate attempt to save her best friend.
This is the story that won the Hufflepuff Gauntlet! Thank you so much - it's an incredible honour
Summary: Why was Luna sorted into Ravenclaw? Perhaps her nonsense has more meaning; there is more to her than meets the eye.
Luna's Poems: a look inside some of her thoughts.
The last one, Morning Dawn, is up! It's my favorite of the four :)
Summary: “But I don’t understand. Ginny told me that you and Hermione broke up by mutual agreement,” Luna said, confused.
“We did. And it’s not that I want to be with her again - it’s just...hard to explain.”
“Unless you’re with someone who is actually listening.”
When one love is lost, another is found.