Sephora wakes up confused, alarmed, and awed.
Somehow, that strange, birdlike lady who had been stalking her had managed to use magic to bring her here…. To a castle the four of them call Hogwarts.
Unknown to Sephora, she has been specially selected by Rowena Ravenclaw as the first student of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Soon, Ravenclaw plans, she will be competent to teach the other students that will come, learned as she will be. Maybe, even, if she excels as well as the diviners predict, she will head the school when the time of the Founders ends.
However, Sephora has different plans. Happy to be rescued from her unloving and miserable foster family, she vows to do well for her saviors.
But as always, trouble is brewing on the horizon… Slytherin, angry he was not permitted to submit one of his heirs to learn, takes it to the extreme, quarreling often and dangerously…. Helena Ravenclaw, jealous of her mother’s pet, shall cause problems…. But most worrisome, yet another war with the Goblins is approaching, caused by uncertainty about a sword…. and all are unable to stop it….
Follow Sephora Black, as she learns and teaches, fights and works to keep her beloved school safe…. Trouble is brewing, in and around the protection of Hogwarts….Slytherin is angry, Ravenclaw is upset at her continuing fascination in Wandlore instead of excelling in leadership and wisdom…..Sephora attracts far more danger and tragedy than she wishes…. And no matter what she does, she is never safe. For sometimes being the one to take the first step causes much more trouble than expected….
Summary: ‘Strong and silent’ Cedric Diggory recollects some of his past on the day of the final Triwizard task. So what insecurities are hidden below that handsome exterior? What imperfections could the ‘perfect’ Cedric Diggory probably have? After all, every human being has hopes and fears… as well as bad memories.
This is Cedric’s journey through the last day of his life right up to his very last second. Had he seen it all coming? Had somebody warned him? And why had he entered the Triwizard Tournament anyway— is there a story behind that too?
I am Ginny Weasley Potter and this is my submission for the First Hufflepuff Drabblethon.
Summary: Staring out of her dusty office window, Parvati Patil - now running a detective agency with Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas - is surprised when the glamorous Karis Flint arrives. Why would a rich society woman hire such an inexperienced firm? But when Karis explains that the Cordalis Diamonds have gone missing, along with her son, they know they have to take the case. For Karis' son is Blaise Zabini, the Slytherin from their year currently involved with Lavender Brown.
With Jonah Flint threatening to call in the Law Enforcers, can they find Blaise and the diamonds before the day is out?
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry into the Great Hall Mysterious May Challenge - Prompt #3 - The Private Detective.
I am not JK Rowling, whoever told you that defamed her dreadfully.
Thank you Hannah/Bob (coolh5000) for beta'ing this story.
All chapter titles are songs from Elvis Costello. I'm not him either.
Summary: In retrospect, he probably shouldn't have taken the case . . .
Private investigator Theodore Nott cannot resist temptation. So when a pretty dame offers him the unsolvable case of the century, he takes it. But what happens when the danger begins to outweigh the thrill of the hunt? Is the price of truth worth being paid?
This is Liandrin of Ravenclaw writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt #3.
Summary: When all hope is lost, she just wishes to go someplace safe.
But magic having its mysterious ways, she finds herself waking up in the arms of someone who is supposed to be dead...
Was she really dead, dreaming, or hallucinating?
But how exactly, does HE fit in the equation?
Summary: In which Minerva reflects that the Castle of Hogwarts is the only entity, living or otherwise, which understands what it means to be in her place.
Summary: Summary : The sequel to Daughter of Light. Maeve has a very bad end to her honeymoon as things come to light about Severus that astound her. Why is her husband so keen to keep Draco Malfoy alive at all costs and can she really get over her loathing of Narcissa Malfoy to work together to save both Severus and Draco from the fate that Voldemort would like to inflict on them? Why is Harry so furtive and will Neville save the day when Maeve’s necklace is returned to her by her father. Oh, and our favourite bad-boy Auror is back!
There has been rather a long break in the writing of the story due to work commitments, but I'm back on the case and hoping to get it finished - if there's anyone left still reading!! :-)
Summary: The Goblins are a fierce race, known for their vicious and blood-thirsty rebellions. They do not mix well with humans. Then why are they holding a conference with all the senior members of the Ministry of Magic? Bill Weasley suspects something is going on.
What happens when the goblins revolt against the Wizards in Gringotts? Can Bill and the others escape in time?
Based on a true story.
Summary: My name is Rose Evans. My parents were Lily and James Potter, and Harry Potter is my twin brother, though he didn't know. I was raised by Severus Snape. This is my story.
RECENTLY NOMINATED FOR 2011 QSQ BEST ALTERNATE UNIVERSE!! Thank you, grangergirl35!!
Summary: A poem about the moments where Lily Evans realized she was falling for James Potter against her better judgement.
Summary: Much has been made of the rift between Gryffindor and Slytherin and Slytherin's subsequent flight from Hogwarts, but history has all but forgotten the tragic end to that night.
For, when Slytherin left, his faithful lover followed...
Tied for Best Poetry in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards (!!)
Summary: Your trade is what some may call a contemptible one, but here and there, you do something decent for someone else. No one will ever thank you for it, instead dwelling upon the less than savoury aspects of your line of work. But you know what you did for one fellow, and that's what counts, isn't it?
Summary: What if Harry had a Godmother? And she was a Muggle? This story starts at the beginning of Order of the Phoenix and will be as canon-compliant as possible. This fan fiction will lead to a romance between Severus and the Godmother, an original character.
Summary: When Marty Price entered the lives of the Marauders, they never expected her to come to mean so much to them. Their last years at Hogwarts were idealistic and beautiful. But a few years in the harsh outside world soon forces them to change. When faced with so much, it is unsurprising that they are tired and lonely and almost broken. Even optimists like Marty struggle to remain true to themselves - so what hope do the rest of them have when she leaves on a vital secret mission? Especially when everything else, if possible, begins crumble even further ...
Sequel to 'The Cause'
Summary: Passing a few hours in each other's company while waiting for their mates to escape detention, Sirius and Remus embarked on a good, old-fashioned game of Truth or Dare. But which one had the most potential for tension between the two: honesty, or the courage to do something that had thus far only occurred in his wildest imaginings?
Summary: After the war, Hermione returns to Hogwarts to complete her seventh year of studies as Head Girl, only to find Draco Malfoy has been appointed Head Boy. Her life is further complicated by the fact that Headmistress McGonagall is strongly encouraging Malfoy and her to attend one of the three wizarding universities in Europe after they graduate from Hogwarts. The story starts HG/RW, but the focus is on the development of HG/DM.
Summary: "It's really rather tooth and claw. Most things want to bite or sting or kill you," Gloria Greengrass tells Winston Flint, as they walk through the woods together after Lucius and Narcissa Malfoyâ€™s wedding.
Shortly afterwards Gloria is found murdered. As the Auror Fabian Prewett begins to question the suspects, he finds himself asking who would want to kill a fifteen-year-old girl?
This is welshdevondragon of Gryffindor writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt number two
Due to the current MNFF glitch, I have changed the rating to 3rd-5th years BUT this is a 6th-7th years story, and therefore should be read as such.
"Love is the sweetest of dreams, and the worst of nightmares."
- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
In short, this is the end of Book Seven, the end of Voldemort's rein.
From Ginny Weasley's perspective.
Note: This is a one-shot!
Summary: Hermione sits and thinks of the boy who left and why she did not follow.
Tied in first place for the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award in Best Poetry.
Summary: The Yule Ball is over, leaving Hermione to fester in her frustrations. However, an uncharacteristic midnight stroll through the dark halls of Hogwarts will lead to an unlikely private dance with an even more unlikely student. A prelude to Allies in Shadows ...