Summary: There are stories everywhere. Some reveal themselves to their characters, but most do not.
One story goes like this: Once upon a time, there were two children, a boy and a girl, who were best friends. The boy had grown up in the cold, and he fell in love with the girl’s bright warmth; he cared more about her than anything in the world. Yet fate rejected them, and one day, without meaning to, the boy shattered their friendship forever. He tried to apologize, but it was too late. He had been swallowed back into bitter iciness, while the girl remained in the light of the sun.
Yet the girl does not know all this. She only knows of the turning point in the story, the hurt the boy has caused her, the reason she would not forgive him.
These are Lily’s words to Severus at the turning point in their story.
(It is also, for no apparent reason, a parody of Shakespeare sonnet.)
Summary: 'I know I should stop him, but somehow I don’t want to. He’s drunk, far too drunk, but for the first time in years someone wants me. I feel alive, truly alive. I can suddenly remember what passion feels like, and I never want to stop feeling it, I never want this to end.'
The title is taken from the Paloma Faith song of the same name.
This is silverlining95 of Slytherin writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
Summary: The story of Ron and Hermione through a series of missing moments. Who said love was simple?
Summary: “I’ve always been chubby. Admit it.”
“You’ve never been skinny, Lily, no. So what?”
“So I don’t like it! So I want to actually look like I’m related to everyone else and not be the bloody odd one out. Is that so bad, that I want to be -- beautiful? Really?”
On the day of Teddy and Victoire's wedding, Lily Luna Potter faces some home truths.
This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion.
This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation. Thank you!
“Let it be known that at Noon on the Twenty-Fifth Day of December in the Year 1998, the war criminal Harry James Potter, Undesirable No. 1, shall be put to Death for crimes against the Empire. This Execution will henceforth take place in Diagon Alley as a reminder to all Citizens of the unrest that the Dark Lord has so generously ended on their behalf.”
He had harboured his secret for years, but time was running out for him to act on them. So, what would Draco Malfoy have to say to Harry Potter the night before the execution?
This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Alternate Universe.
Summary: Based on a popular holiday song, in which James and Lily find themselves thrown together when a winter storm outside forces Lily to stay a bit later than she expected after a holiday party at the Potter's house.
Happy Holidays, MNFF!
Summary: Severus' love for Lily drives him to try to save her, but will his efforts really help?
Summary: Five years after the deaths of Harry's parents, a pretty new teacher comes to Hogwarts, and falls for Snape. Can she help him overcome the pain of his past?
Summary: Merope has been left to struggle in the streets, and she lets herself succumb to the vile darkness.
Thank you, hestiajones, for all your inspirations!
Scorpius Malfoy, Jimber Dokes, Albus Potter and Rose Weasley are looking for a non-eventful second year at Hogwarts. However, even before the opening feast of the school year is over the entire second year Gryffindor class are called into a special meeting that will launch themselves and the entire school into a mystery.
As the Auror office, led by concerned parents Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, search for clues. Draco Malfoy will be tested when a former school mate drops back into his life forcing Draco to choose between his new life as an honest business man and a Slytherin Prefect sworn to secrecy for members of his house.
Beta Reader - The owl(Sophie)
Summary: Today is Lily's last day. Everyone she knows will soon be gone. Menkes had finally won, and she had lost.
Summary: A year after the war, wounds remain fresh. Survivors struggle just to keep surviving. They’re plagued with guilt, illness, and new prejudices.
Harry always thought his life would get easier after the demise of Voldemort, but he was wrong.
Summary: Two years ago, the United Kingdom was overrun by parasitic insects, which turned most of the population into mindless Hosts. Those who survived eke out an existence wherever and however they can. Hermione Granger is one such Survivor, and she will do anything to protect the group she leads, including the unthinkable.
Summary: Severus Snape has Lily - until she leaves him and then dies.
Summary: Helena's life takes a new turn after her death as she descends deeper into despair and greyness.
Written for the Birthday challenge in the PA.
Summary: As the Summer Holidays approach, it is time for Sports Day at James Potter's school.
Summary: Peace. Trust. Grief. Bitterness.
Four Stories that tell one tale.
We are majestic_ginny and Ginny Weasley Potter, both of Hufflepuff, writing for The Rainbow Challenge over at the Great Hall.
Summary: A short poem from George to his Twin.
Summary: Life and love go hand in hand, and two people know that more than anybody else in the world.
Summary: Among the green and living things was the safest he'd ever felt, but was it where he belonged?
This is Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff, writing for the Great Hall Rainbow Mini-Challenge.
Another companion in The Intervention continuity, taking place during the beginning of Scorpius's third year.
Many thanks to Maple, beta extraordinaire.