Summary: All was well.
Obviously, Neville thought, someone spoke too soon
Twenty-four years after the fall of Voldemort, a terrifying illness grips the Wizarding world of western Europe, and it's spreading quickly. Professor Neville Longbottom, who has been fighting desperately to find a cure, is out of options. There is only one man who can help him now.
Unfortunately, that man is dead.
First Place Winner of the Gauntlet's sixth run by cmwinters and BlackHairedWeasley (both of Slytherin House).
”Moonshine, stepping in front of my skyline. Give me a minute to figure it out, figure why we had to fall apart. You're the moonshine, stepping in front of my skyline. Can't I get a minute to figure it out, figure why we had to fall apart?”
As a new year starts, the Marauders are all bogged down with their own trifles, Remus Lupin in particular. His sneaking around with a certain peer turns out to be his demise with his mates. Especially the one whose attention he craves the most. Does he feel it's a big enough deal to dangerously reveal things in order to only possibly earn back this boy's friendship? (Maybe more if all goes well.) Or does he choose to wait until the anger subsides? If it will ever. . . .
Disclaimer: I do not own the title to this story, nor the lyrics posted above. They are the property solely of Puddle of Mudd of the song of the same name. I don't claim to own them, only use them as a comparison for a certain werewolf and his troubles. Period.
Summary: Imagine if you had a good life: one with a family who loved you and great friends who would do anything for you, maybe even a boyfriend whom you really liked and maybe even loved and he returned your feelings. But then one night all of that was ripped away. And now everyone who was dear to you hates you because you have been forced to become someone you would never would have chosen to be. What if there was no escape, not even death? This is the story of my life, for I learned so long ago that there is no such thing as "Happily Ever After."
Summary: Runner-up for the QuickSilver Quills Award, categ. Best Alternate Universe
“No matter the time or place, people should never call their child Marie-Antoinette. There is no happiness in this world for a girl called Marie-Antoinette.”
1983. In a world where Voldemort has won the First War, where hope has fled from an Earth moaning under the Dark Lord's iron hand, marriages are broken and others are arranged in order to preserve the sacred purity of blood. James Potter loses his wife; now they have to find another for him.
Summary: The plan had been simple: Ginny would take a little time out to travel around the world with her best friend. So how did it turn out like this?
Summary: Teddy Lupin is miserable. He has just become accustomed to James' arrival and now there are two more babies on the way! What happens, when Harry and Ginny lose sight of him in the street? Who s he going to meet?
Summary: Remus Lupin tolerates mischievous friends and lycanthropy, while the prophetic Ariadne MacDougal negotiates a misguided family, and everyone must deal with the Death Eaters. A rather dark coming-of-age story about the death of innocence and the renewal of hope during Voldemort’s first war.
Part I of The Moon-Cursers. Now updated to be DH-compatible.
Summary: Some time after Harry died in the final battle, Ginny reflects on her feelings.
Summary: After that fateful Halloween, Remus Lupin is left to deal with the shattered pieces of his life - a life without his friends in it. He doesn't expect that he would have to deal with Caine Black, too... and neither does he expect to have to deal with a young, attractive woman, who has obviously decided that he is meant for her. A sequel to The Final Choice. Slightly AU.
Summary: A short rhyming poem about Avada Kedavra.
Summary: Marie Antoinette died on October 16, 1793, at the height of the French Revolution. But what was she thinking as she approached the guillotine? And what happened to her afterwards?
Summary: When Sirius comes to Hogwarts, he's a little more then apprehensive. When Sirius gets Sorted into Gryffindor, he wonders about his Mum's reaction. When Sirius meets his new roommates, he knows that the next seven years will be the best time of his life.
Summary: Often, when we do something, we have an intention behind the action. We usually finish the action with rather different intentions, however. Bellatrix learns this lesson one evening when she goes to visit Severus at his home in Spinner's End.
Summary: Hermione learns of a difficult task she must complete with the help of a man who seems to hate her, her Potions Master. This is a golden opportunity for her to show her true feelings. But will she be able to pull it off without succumbing to her feelings? And how will her Potions Master react when he finds out just what she thinks of him?
Summary: “Lord Voldemort has never had a friend, nor do I believe that he has ever wanted one.”
-Dumbledore, HBP, ch. 13
Dumbledore was rarely wrong, only once did Lord Voldemort desire a friend. It started out as only a game…
First place winner in the Color of Love Challenge.
Nominated for Best Romance Between Other Characters in the 2008 QSQs!
Summary: A poem about those not often mentioned in the books...
Summary: The love between Mum and child is strong, especially between the two in this poem. Their mum dies and they talk about the pain that has come from it. The characters are not specific, but I've always pictured it as Hermione talking about her mum.
Summary: She knows that it’s silly, the way that she feels about him. She knows that he’ll never feel the same way about her. She knows that she’s married, and shouldn’t feel this way about him in the first place. She knows that nothing will ever come from her feeling this way.
But she also knows that she is already completely in love with him, and that there is nothing to be done about it at this point. It just is.
Bellatrix contemplates love and flowers. Written originally for the awesome Dark Lady Z, during a Slytherin Sneaky Cupid exchange.
Summary: "No one really knows who you are, do they?”
Albus Severus Potter is a mystery to everyone, even his boyfriend Scorpius. When his father sends him on a mysterious mission, he realizes that not everything on the outside matches the inside.
An entry into the 5th Gauntlet by tc015 of Gryffindor.
Summary: HG/SS, Harry's POV. Post-OoTP.
Harry finally resigns himself to the fact that his best friend and worst enemy were dating.
"Greasy hair," Ron squeaked, then shrank back into the common room sofa when Hermione's glare was turned on him. For a seventeen year old girl, Hermione can glare like a champion. She'll make a great mother someday, let me tell you that.
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