Summary: 'It takes a lot of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.'
One evening in his fifth year, James Potter learns that defying his best friend is the right things to do.
This story has been written in honour of James Potter's birthday.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, despite the spag bol. I'm also not Gina (gmariam) or Natalie (hestiajones) but both have spurred me on tonight.
Title is nicked from a Bowie song. I'm not him either.
Summary: Dean Thomas slaves hard in the Department of Magical Sports and Games (or rather he doodles on his blotter and ignores his ever expanding in tray). But the work is deathly dull, until one day his boss hands him a pair of tickets for the Appleby Arrows V Holyhead Harpies game.
He's delighted to be going until he realises that Ginny Weasley will be flying.
For although she's now single, Dean isn't sure they can ever go back.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. For one thing I've disregarded her epilogue - ooopsie
Thank you, thank you, to mah flist, especially Kara who has listened to me moan, Natalie who urged me to write Dean!Smut, Alex for commiserating with spiralling word counts, Emmah for 'langered' and Jess for cheerleading.
This is that annoying Equinox person writing her eighth story for the GH Cotillion thingie. *wibble*
To my utter delight and complete surprise, this story won Best Chaptered Story in the 2012 QSQ's ~ Non-Canon Romance.
Summary: Viktor is thankful for uniforms; they make it difficult for him to identify individuals while flying at breakneck speed. But right now, he has to shake her hand. He dreads it, and hates himself for dreading it, so he doesn’t look into her eyes when their skin comes into contact, or when her fingers grip his a little more tightly than necessary.
This is hestiajones' seventh entry for the GH Cotillion Challenge. Thank you, Croll, for your support and ideas and jokes! I am not J.K. Rowling.
Summary: Helena Ravenclaw told Harry how she died. What she didn't tell him was the whole story that came before her tragic death.
Love, betrayal and heartbreak coloured the last months of her life; but the Bloody Baron wasn't quite as evil as has been supposed.
I am unbelievably proud to announce that this story won The Untold Story Award at the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge AND was nominated for the Quicksilver Quill Awards 2012: Best General Story!
Summary: For three years, Oliver Wood was an important part of Hermione’s life. He had been there through all the fights, the tears, and the seemingly endless piles of homework. He was her constant when all else fell through.
And now he is leaving.
But how do you say goodbye to the boy who told you what to expect in terms of school and exams, who made your third year bearable, memorable even? Nominated for the 2012 Non-Canon Romance QSQ Award.
Summary: The youngest prince of China prepares to leave the capital to go to the Dragon Pearl.
This is AidaLuthien of Hufflepuff House's final for the Charming Characters class.
Summary: Have you ever wondered why Hermione picked Crookshanks over all of the other adorable cats in the store? Needless to say, you will find out by reading!
Read and review, please! I like to hear from you all!
Summary: Andromeda and Ted Tonks married nearly thirty years ago, against the wishes of Andromeda’s parents. She was disowned because Ted was a Muggle-born.
In the same summer that Harry Potter went off to find Horcruxes, wizards like Ted are being hunted. He knows what he has to do now. It’s the most painful decision he’s ever had to make. But he’s going to make these precious hours count.
One-shot companion to "From Opposite Sides".
Summary: What really drives Harry to continue in the face of insurmountable odds?
Summary: Does Ginny have a serious rival?
Who is the most fancied bloke in the DA?
What Lunacies happen at Christmas?
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw House realising that this long planned story scrapes into prompt 3 (Operation Mistletoe) of the Great Hall-iday challenge, and that my story title is an even worse pun than the challenge title.
He says when you gonna make up your mind?
When you gonna love you as much as I do?
Cause things are gonna change so fast
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear
Boys get discovered as winter melts
Flowers competing for the sun *
Lily Evans and Severus Snape are best friends. Right?
Severus Snape and James Potter are worst enemies. Right?
But what happens when Lily has to make up her mind? What happens when she can no longer put up with Severus, and she can no longer ignore James?
Things change, and that's what Lily has to discover. But what else she discovers is that many things stay the same. And she can't decide what should stay and what should go.*Lyrics taken from Winter by Tori Amos
Summary: Victoire, Louis, and Dominique Weasley. James, Albus, and Lily Potter. Hugo and Rose Weasley. Fred and Roxanne Weasley. Molly and Lucy Weasley. Darcy Brown. Georgie Wood. Yvonne and Willy Fletcher. Theodore Lupin. Charles Finnigan. Paul and Gina MacMillan. Horace Maclaggen. Ursula Thomas. Rodney Patil. Scorpius Malfoy. Patricia and Dennis Longbottom.
This is the Next Generation. This is what victory meant to the world.
Summary: Severus Snape is in a coma,has been for six months since the war ended and it is up to Hermione to save him. What she doesn't know is what awaits her in the process.
Summary: In Tom Riddle's first Christmas vacation at Hogwarts, he is lonely.
Summary: There was something beautiful about the sight in front of her: the pink and orange splashed on the sky, the tall trees fighting for prominence against the lavish background, and the gentle swaying of curtains that were being teased by the zephyr. Dorea thought, this is the perfect moment to die.This story was written for the Great Bannermakers' Hall Challenge. Thanks to lullaby BANG for her amazing banner, which may be found here: http://i55.tinypic.com/mbk6eu.jpg. Thanks to Croll/Equinox Chick for beta-reading this, helping me with historical facts, and giving me encouragement and support! I don't think I could have done this without you. Disclaimer: I am not JKRowling. Also, a word about canon: Charlus Potter and Dorea Black married and had a son, but it is not known if it was James (and various other canon info actually suggest it was not him.)
It's a secret, and it haunts you but you won't tell.
This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for The Great Bannermakers' Hall Challenge.
It won …and I am still shocked!
Thank you, thank you, to my beta Alex/welshdevondragon, who has beta-ed this in the blink of an eye. She is amazing.
Also, thank you to Julia/the opaleye for the gorgeous, eye-dropping banner that inspired the story.
Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Dark/Angsty Story.
Few things truly provoke Albus Dumbledore's rage like attempting to kill Harry Potter under the guise of a friend. A two-part vignette from Albus' POV about the events that transpired after Harry returned from the Third Task, Cedric's dead body in tow.
Summary: We were children once. Young, innocent, carefree. Unhindered by the trials of life.
We were friends once. Our lives filled with such joy and happiness we were untouchable.
We were ordinary people, looking to a bright future. But the ordinary, became the extraordinary, and with one small swish of a wand, we were so much more.
Summary: Harry stood quite still and silent, listening to her sobbing and calling Ron’s name amongst the trees.— Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by JK Rowling
We know everything about how Harry felt when Ron left him and Hermione in the forest after the huge fight with Harry on that fateful day. But what was the situation in Ron and Hermione’s minds? How could it be from their points of view?
And I told him that I will
When the river runs uphill
And the fish begin to fly
Or the day before I die.
Daphne Greengrass lives in a home that harbors no love, only motives. Pansy Parkinson is trapped in a marriage with a man she hardly knows. Moral dilemmas are rather unpleasant things, especially when you have to chose between yourself and those you hold closest.