Summary: Lavender walks away time after time, and Dean is always there, but everyone has their limits in the end.
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.
Summary: This was inspired by a TV spot for the last film. "We never left." What if this were true, if there were some truth to that dearest wish we hold when we have lost someone? This explores the idea with different characters.
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet
– William Shakespeare
But for Lily and James Potter, it wasn't that simple.
Summary: Lily Evans believes in one thing more than she has ever believed in anything before: she will fight against Voldemort if it's the last thing she ever does. But when she goes into her sixth year at Hogwarts, she finds herself abandoned by her friends for this belief. Lily begins to believe she'll be on her own forever. Then James Potter comes into the picture.
James is still the odd, rather arrogant boy he was a year ago, but this is changing. Before Lily realizes it, she's gotten caught up in Marauder madness. But James is still James, and Lily's still Lily, and she can't give up old hatred easily. One day, she's going to get angry. One day, it's all going to end. Again.
What was in the vault numbered seven hundred and thirteen (it's not spotted earmuffs, for sure)? Who took it? What do Knumples and Flimmers have to do with all of this? Did Lord Voldemort die because of trying to breed Heliopaths with giants?
Xenophilius Lovegood believes that sleuthing is just like reporting-- only with fewer exclamation marks. He intends to find out the answers to all these questions, communicating with a mysterious student from Hogwarts. Will he uncover truths that should be hidden? Will he solve the case? Will the Quibbler break the news? Read all about it in What's in the Third Floor Corridor!?--
*Letters, or in other words, words.
This is Sainy Swiftfoot of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 1.
Summary: A one-shot about the morning Petunia finds Harry on her doorstep.
Summary: It’s been almost a year and a half since the war ended, and life is looking good for Susan Bones. She shares a flat with Hannah Abbott (and occasionally Ernie Macmillan, now Hannah’s boyfriend), plans on applying to train as an advocate soon, and follows no less than five programs faithfully on the WWN. And then things get even better when she falls into a weird but wonderful relationship with a violinist named Robin Chanticleer, a larger-than-life character who reminds her of her favorite radio personalities. In fact, you could probably sum up her life right now with the phrase “weird and wonderful.”
But good things don’t always last forever, and her relationship with Robin, and even Robin himself, are not all they seemed at first. Will she and Robin work things out and live happily ever after, or is their relationship doomed to founder?
This story is a sequel of sorts to Honest to the Bone, but you probably don't need to read Honest to the Bone to understand what's going on so whether you choose to read it first or not is up to you.
Summary: Scorpius Malfoy is celebrating the end of seventh year when he runs into a former girlfriend. She brings him over to the Gryffindor table, where he finally interacts with someone he's been watching for a while, someone he thinks about far too often. Their interaction and future plans give him hope, but the night ends with a crushing reminder that he wants someone he cannot have.