Summary: When Lavender Brown returns to Hogwarts for her seventh year, she knows things will be hard. Professor Dumbledoreâ€™s death has scared everybody, and with her Muggle-born mother in hiding, she makes a promise to her father to stay safe.
But to stay safe she must ignore her instincts and turn her back on her friends.
This is a Lavender Brown/Blaise Zabini story, but also concerns that last year at Hogwarts when the Trio were a'hunting Horcruxes.
Thank you to Laura (bookofsecrets) and Terri (mudbloodproud) for beta'ing the first chapter, Alyssa (Harry4lif) for the second and Emma (Amortentia x) for taking over the reins. And Natalie for the last chapter.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt that surprises anyone.
This story won the 2010 QSQ for Best Chaptered Non-Canon Romance. Thank you to everyone who nominated, appreciated and judged.
ATTENTION: Because of prissy glitch on the archive, stories with a rating about 3rd-5th cannot be read. I have lowered the rating to enable access, but the content remains the same. This is a PROFESSORS rated fic. Read at your own discretion - the sexual situations warning is there for a reason.
Summary: Cho has finally been able to move on in her life. When she thought love had abandoned her, along came William and her life took a drastic turn towards the better.
After five happy years, Cho finds out she is pregnant. She realises that this - this changes everything.
For the Madam Pomfrey One-Shot Triathlon - Round Two: Minor Canon Characters, Prompt #4, by Hokey of Slytherin
Summary: A man walks into the ancient cemetry at Godric's Hollow and shares a long awaited farewell with friends.
Summary: To Dean Thomas, it seems like the rest of the wizarding world is moving on with their post-war lives while he remains stuck in the past. But a near-terrible action shows Dean than perhaps he is not as alone as he thinks, and that with the help of the people close to him, he may eventually be able to move on.
Summary: Albus Potter is lost: guilt and grief have driven him to a desperate search for the Deathly Hallows, and Harry must confront his son before it is too late. Their confrontation, however, ends in disaster as Albus disappears with two of the Hallows.
As he continues his search for the Resurrection Stone, Albus remembers the shadowy road that lead him to his confrontation with his father – and must face both his brother and the tragic loss that has driven him so far down dark paths.
Albus must journey deep within to conquer the darkness that surrounds him. Will he find what he seeks? Or will Albus be lost to his loved ones forever? This story is now complete.
Summary: She is everything that I am not.
What happens when you are the one left out?
The one not good enough?
The one that doesn’t compare?
What if you are me?
Summary: Lord Voldemort won the Battle of Hogwarts but victory isn't all it's cracked up to be. Maybe training/raising some children/minions will make him happy...
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Summary: Even as a grown woman, Parvati Patil still has a small box that holds her memories. A fraction of the countless letters she received from her best friend (and copies of the letters she sent her) and notes passed between them at school are in there too - and even a page of the diary she hardly ever used.
One part of those old letters are the only reminder of Parvati's first love; a love never openly admitted to, and a love never requited.
This is Karaley Dargen of Gryffindor writing for the Great Hall February Month of Love Challenge, First Love Prompt
Summary: When Lily falls at the hands of Voldemort there are unexpected benefits, but for Severus Snape there is only sorrow.
Summary: Little boy, you're a man. Little man, you're a king.
This is the story of how Regulus came to realize that even little kings can fall.
Summary: It was love. Head over heels, I-want-to-be-with-you-forever love.
Yet something is holding Narcissa back. That something is her parents, her unexpected fiancée, her reputation, and most importantly - herself.
I always chose security over the unknown. As enticing as the former was, I could never bring myself to take that extra step.
Summary: It's the day of the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament, and Cedric spends the day with his parents, and has a talk with his father. **Written in response to Redherring's Parent and Child Challenge on HPFF**
Summary: On a night soon after Voldemort's destruction, Charlie tells Ginny the legend of Luceafãrul. But is it her story as well?
You just hear the news that three of your friends are dead and your fourth friend is the cause of it all. How do you deal with it all? With the only way you can: you let their love wash over you.
Songfic: Love Reign O're Me by The Who
Warnings: There is a small mention of suicide. I don't think that it's enough to deserve a warning, though. I just wanted to tell you.
Summary: Running ragged during his sixth year from the stress of following orders of wizards much darker and more ruthless than he for fear of death, Draco Malfoy trips right over Ginny Weasley, and finds something he never thought possible: A moment of peace.
Summary: Sirius is sixteen and out on his own for the first time in his life. He's just been kicked out by his parents, and the only place he thinks he'd be safe is James' house. Things take a surreal turn when Remus and Peter come to stay.
Summary: After young Percy Weasley uncharacteristically takes his brother Charlie's dare to sneak into Ottery St. Catchpole, he hears some Muggle children saying mean things about witches. He comes home confused. Will his father's answers straighten him out or only make him even more confused?
This is sorrow_of_severus of Gryffindor writing for the Halloween Challenge, Halloween Explained prompt.
Summary: Learning to live, just might cost them their lives.
Lily Evans needs to learn how to really live. Not her imitation of living. Real living doesn't involve homework, school, following the rules, or playing it safe. Real living is taking risks, breaking the rules, being spontaneous, and going to fast. And there is one person that is going to show her how. One summer and James Potter later and Miss Lily Evans might not recognise herself. Too bad, all good things must come to an end.....
"Lily, we're friends. I would never betray any of my friends. Plus, you honestly think I would let old Moldy-shorts get to me?" he joked.
Summary: In the dark the mind has no distractions. It is free to wander, to dream, to fret and to lose grip on reality. For months, Luna Lovegood and the wandmaker Mr. Ollivander have sat in their dark cell in the Malfoy’s basement awaiting their final fates.
How they deal with the fear and each other will have a major affect on both of them for the rest of their lives.
Summary: Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of sources.
A late-night chat with Sirius leads James to confront a hidden insecurity, and may just give him the push he needs to grow up.