Summary: Neville hadn't expected his boggart to ever change. Perhaps he should have done.
Summary: The Hawthorn tree is the Celtic symbol of consequence, relationships, and contradiction. It's the symbol of juxtaposition, and also of balance. The beautiful blossoms of the tree are nestled deep within razor-sharp thorns. Despite the harshness of the opposites, it still manages to become reborn each year as the wondrous being of nature we see it as.
Marriage, like the Hawthorne, is rarely -- if ever -- simple. Sometimes the roots decay and the structure dies, and other times the harmony of the union of opposites is enough to keep it alive year after year. Ron and Hermione Weasley's marriage is one such sapling, but will their case be one among the beautiful boughs? Or will it lie dead and trodden upon, long forgotten by time?
This is opti from Hufflepuff House writing for the Great Hall Chaptered Challenge. Prompt: Bonded.
A companion piece to The Fire I Yearn For . It's not strictly necessary to read that first, though it may help you understand the events that unfold.
Summary: Merope is haunted by the various greens of life...
Inspired by hestiajones' story, The Receding, in which Merope hated the color green but was rather fond of rain and the color yellow. Maybe she was secretly a Hufflepuff? :) Just kidding, Natalie!!!!!!
Summary: AU. Four years after Severus Snape's life changed very much for the better, he has a very interesting conversation with his daughter. One shot. A glimpse into my Severus and Zoe series. Zoe's mine, everything else belongs to JK Rowling.
Summary: What would happen if Harry Potter had not defeated Lord Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts? Aristophanes, cousin of Lucius Malfoy, must deal with dark times and a feisty ginger-headed girl bent on rejoining Harry Potter and the forces he is gathering to wage war upon the corrupted Ministry of Magic and Lord Voldemort himself.
Summary: She is restless with the wait- but she doesn't realize that she has the best thing ever.
Written for the Boggart Challenge in the Great Hall
Summary: There's a desire. All possess it, but one achieves it until death marks its destruction. There's a book. At first sight, it is old and dusty. However, it is selected instead of the other polished replicas. There's a note. The selector discovers it in a random section of the book just weeks later. They decide to study the scribbles on it. There's a problem. As always, there is some sort of dilemma halting the desirable task from its conclusion. There's a result. The solution may be solved at long last or it may be far from it, waiting for years to render its capability.
Summary: Fellow Healers despised Damocles Belby for his arrogance and admitted genius, but none ever envied him. Assigned to St. Mungo's little-known ward for treating werewolves, Belby faces death and failure each time the full moon rises. Who is more cursed? The werewolves or the man charged with curing them?
Summary: After all of a mother's hard work, her daughter now lays in a coffin and her brothers don't know quite how to cope.
Summary: For the first time ever, Luna Lovegood is going on an expedition alone. Not only does she find what she's looking for, but something else entirely different.
Summary: Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. -C.S. Lewis
June Bagnold comes from a family very focused on success at the Ministry, but she's not so sure she'll be able to fulfill her father's wishes for her, especially with her near-crippling shyness. But she's a seventh year now, and she must face NEWTs and the beginning of life after Hogwarts.
This is minnabird of Hufflepuff writing for Round Three of the 2012 Character Triathlon - Fairy Tale Prompt
It tied for third in its round and has now been nominated for Best General Story in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Summary: It's the end of seventh year and James Potter has a lot on his mind about friendship, love and how to escape the Girls Dormitory.
Summary: After a year of separation, Harry sees Ginny. His emotions rise up, and before he knows it, there's a confrontation...
This is only rated 6th-7th for the profanity, although there's not much.
Summary: "The line in the heavens is a thin line. This thin line separates love and hate in the world. Your mind and heart don't always agree with each other, and you always end up having to choose a side. Love or hate, good or evil." Luna and Ron are spending a night under the stars and Luna teachs Ron a few things.
Summary: Natasha Osborne- better known as Tash- is a perfectly normal girl living in Australia. She's got all the problems that a normal teenage girl has: quarrels, boys, studies, and the list can go on and on. But when her father is transferred to England, she has to attend Hogwarts. When Tash meets the Boy-Who-Lived, her perfect world turns upside-down.
Natasha Osborne learns the secret her family have been hiding since she was a year old.
She learns her whole identity was a lie.
Follow Tash through her seventh, but first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Warnings for violence and self injury are strictly for later chapters.
Summary: A young Muggle is in hospital and the doctors are looking for a
blood donor from a close relative. Harry has a plan to help. Pre Epilogue.
Summary: Jenny and Cleo Abel are about to begin their first term at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But though they may be looking forward to their brand new school life, they're soon to find that its not entirely what they expected it to be.
Summary: Albus Potter has always known that his father was famous, has always known that his family was filled with heroes, but he’d never understood what that meant for his family in general and himself in particular. (This is a companion piece to “The Truth Will Set You Free”, but it isn’t necessary to read that piece in order to understand this one.)
This is noblefate of Ravenclaw writing for Round Two of the 2012 Madam Pomfrey’s One-Shot Character Triathlon.