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.
Summary: As Head Girl, Lily Evans is used to the odd things that happen at Hogwarts. Very little fazes her – especially when it comes to the Head Boy and his gang. But when she discovers there’s a new girl at Hogwarts, who has entranced all her friends, she’s determined, along with James, to find out the identity of the mystery witch.
After all, since when has Hogwarts accepted American Exchange Students?
And just why has Peter stopped eating sausages?
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and if I was I wouldn’t admit it and put my name to this piece of silliness.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt # 1.
I also dedicate this to all those of you who love a good MWPP cliche.
Thanks Nat-a-tat (hestiajones) for the beta job especially in the last chapter.
Summary: Florence Delaine thought that all she needed in life was a wealthy husband. When she marries the violent Edgar Parkinson, she discovers that money cannot buy her happiness and determines to thwart her husband in the few ways she can.
Florence is a very minor character in my story Thin Red Lines and a more important one in another story of mine, Tooth and Claw. This one-shot takes place before Tooth and Claw.
Nominated for a best dark/ angsty story Quicksilver Quill. Thank you!
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.
Summary: "We’ve got to make them think we think we’re good enough and maybe they can’t see our flaws."
A mission turned to a fight for life makes Sirius remember much of what he once had too readily forgotten.
Summary: When Sirius's plans for Hogsmeade backfire, he ends up taking Lily Evans to Madam Puddifoot's instead, only to find James is not at all happy to see them sharing a tart. And when James's date kisses Sirius, Lily storms off as well, leaving him on the floor covered in chocolate. Yet things are even more complicated than they seem…
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 3, Marauder Era.
Summary: … When you look in her eyes and she's looking back in yours... everything... feels... not quite normal. Because you feel stronger and weaker at the same time. You feel excited and at the same time, terrified. The truth is... you don't know what you feel except you know what kind of man you want to be. It's as if you've reached the unreachable and you weren't ready for it.”
James Potter is waiting. He’s standing on the street he grew up on, waiting for the person who changed his life forever.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This quotation is taken from Spider hyphen Man. I'm not trying to steal it, but I've always loved that moment in the film, and I realised it fitted quite nicely with a certain James and Lily :)
It was going to happen eventually: Oliver Wood had to retire. But when the decision was made for him, he allowed himself to be tricked into grooming his replacement. However, coaching proved to be a completely different animal, especially when the untried and unbridled Roxanne Weasley pushed his limits every step of the way.
This story was nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance.
Summary: "Do you remember me?" he asked.She did, but she wasn't sure what to feel about a guy who had suddenly reappeared after a decade. But over the next twenty-four hours, her life was going to change, and all because of him. Written as a birthday present for the too a*****e-for-words Carole/Equinox Chick, who has been a lovely friend and a lovely role model...in more ways than one. Here's hoping you have a great time reading this. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Heartfelt thanks to Kara who I repeatedly harassed on AIM. :D DISCLAIMER: I am definitely not J.K.Rowling. Nominated for a QSQ in the Next Gen Category.
Summary: A short tale of the Marauder's friendship and its subsequent demise. Songfic based on "Hot Patootie/Bless My Soul" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Originally written for the Musical Drabble challenge in the SBBC.
Winner of Best Marauder Era Story (one shot) in the Quicksilver Quills 2011!
For someone who 'missed the screaming', Argus Filch was in his element the day the Carrows set foot into Hogwarts. Who knew that his kindred spirit had been walking the halls of the school for years already?
And it wasn't even Mrs Norris.