Summary: Shell Cottage is made of the days spent there, but what are the days made of?
Nominated for a 2013 QSQ.
Summary: It's been eight years since the Battle of Hogwarts. Neville Longbottom has gone on to become a successful herbologist, but he is still struggling. However, there could be hope waiting for him at a party at the Potters'...
Summary: The first time she sees him, he is leaning against the brick wall outside Tesco, paper in one hand, cigarette in the other.
A familiar stranger walks into Petunia Dursley's life.
If what you are is a daydream
I'll never get to hold, at least you'll know
You're beautiful, every little piece, love
Don't you know, you're really gonna be someone
Stay beautiful. *
Hermione is very ill, and not ready to die. If it's the last thing she does, she is going to give her new granddaughter good luck for the future.
*Song lyrics are the inspiration to this story, Stay Beautiful by the lovely Taylor Swift, which is also where the title came from.
And though this is a d/a fic, don't expect it to be very dark. I only chose this category because I felt that was the only place it really belonged.
Summary: Peter Pettigrew is far more complex than anyone gives him credit for. And that's all he wants, from anyone and especially from her: acknowledgement. Love. Respect. Yet unlike them, he was willing to do anything for it, including sacrificing it all.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion of 2013.
Michael Corner never wanted to play games.
I am padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2013...yes, again.Nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill - Best Same-Sex Pairing.
Summary: Victoire Weasley was his muse, his love, his everything, so when Teddy Lupin found himself alone with nothing but a goodbye and an insult of a Dear John letter, he was lost. Songs didn't sound like they used to, and nothing but getting that back mattered.
Would Teddy find his beat again, either in the strings of his guitar or inside himself?
This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation Story.
Summary: A desperate housewife. A forward female knight. Spice Girls. Petunia Dursley's thirty-eighth birthday is about to get interesting.This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion. My chosen pairing is Petunia Dursley/Hestia Jones. Yes. Tuney and Me.
Summary: Nights are worse now with another one of his loved ones passing. Ron doesn't know how to handle it, and tries his best to calm himself in the cool morning air. Sometimes, however, there are things you just can't do alone.
Summary: Graham Montague is still recovering from a difficult divorce when Ginny Potter comes to the Department of Mysteries, unable to accept her own devastating loss. Can he help her move on with her new life, or will she change his even more?
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2013.
Summary: How Ginny feels as she kisses Harry before Bill and Fleur's wedding.
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!