Summary: James was vaguely aware that the sky outside his window produced a bright crimson. He could have thought of blood. He could have thought of the fate right before him. His last thought, at the end, was of Lily's smile.
Summary: Weddings don't just happen you know! They need planning.
Summary: When Ginny Weasley becomes Draco Malfoy's wife, he suspects neither her true identity nor her dangerous motives. But when all Hell breaks lose and their relationship takes unexpected turns, there is more at stake than preserving their marriage--namely, preserving their lives.
Summary: Draco is determined for today to be just another day and for everything else around him to play no part in second rate production that is his life. As the first act closes in a dramatic fashion that has the unlucky protagonist questioning everything and nothing, the second begins.
Summary: Lisa Turpin is the girl who no-one notices. Ernie Macmillan is the boy who everyone notices. Then how, she thinks, could they ever fit together?
I am Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff and this is my second entry for the Great Hall Cotillion.
Anthony Goldstein doesn't like sex.
When he meets someone desperate to change this, both lives are altered irrevocably.
**A million thank-yous to my beta Soraya, without whom I would have floundered horribly.
This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
One thing is certain, Ron Weasley will never be early arriving at platform nine and three-quarters, will he?
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion.
Sybil Trelawney and Quirinus Quirrell: the Seer fallen to teaching and her bright young thing. Of course they never meant to fall in love. But they did, and so here is that story.
This is BrokenPromise of Ravenclaw, writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2013.
Thanks to Sophie (the owl), who looked over some of this for me.
Summary: Bellatrix rejoices after she murders Sirius. Yet the curious fact remains that Bellatrix murdered her hated cousin not with the green killing curse, but a strange red flash. Appearances, choices, and morality are never black-or-white, not even within the notoriously immoral soul of Bellatrix Lestrange.
Summary: There are stories everywhere. Some reveal themselves to their characters, but most do not.
One story goes like this: Once upon a time, there were two children, a boy and a girl, who were best friends. The boy had grown up in the cold, and he fell in love with the girl’s bright warmth; he cared more about her than anything in the world. Yet fate rejected them, and one day, without meaning to, the boy shattered their friendship forever. He tried to apologize, but it was too late. He had been swallowed back into bitter iciness, while the girl remained in the light of the sun.
Yet the girl does not know all this. She only knows of the turning point in the story, the hurt the boy has caused her, the reason she would not forgive him.
These are Lily’s words to Severus at the turning point in their story.
(It is also, for no apparent reason, a parody of Shakespeare sonnet.)
Summary: Growing up as a member of the Malfoy family, Valeria has always struggled to conform in an intimidating environment and to the strictest of demands. Until one fateful day when she finds herself completely cut off. Lost, adrift and facing destitution, she finds help from the unlikeliest of benefactors. The opportunity arises to build a new future for herself, and her life will take an unexpected turn...
Summary: A calming draught overtakes the senses... This is a little present for opti, who challenged me to write about the effects brought on by this potion.
Summary: The Collier's Virus is highly contagious, magically virulent, and always fatal. Junior Healers Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger are called in to help find a cure before the virus claims another life. If they can.
Summary: It's been a year since Molly died, and Lucy is walking on the edge, ready to fall. Is anyone going to be there to save her this time?
This is iMusic17 from Slytherin participating in the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
This is a companion piece to Yellow Knit Hat. It isn't necessary to read that story first, but it might help.
Summary: A wizard looks to the Hogsmeade lights during the holidays.
Written for the Carol Challenge. It took third place! :)
Summary: A story about Ginny's school days, and the relationship between a mother and her daughter.
Summary: It was a dangerous game she was playing; Dorcas Meadowes knew it, but the exhilaration of it all was a tantalizing addiction.
This is eternalangel of Ravenclaw wriitng for the Valentine Cotillion.
Summary: Lucius was always the one to take care of Narcissa, but when he returns from Azkaban a broken man, their roles are reversed. Narcissa is ready to be the strong one and protect the family she loves so dearly.
Summary: He'd been called Mundungus for years; he knew what people thought of him -- he thought it of himself. Unable to face the Death Eaters flying at him, he Apparated away in a moment of panic, leaving Alastor Moody to his fate. No one has come looking for him since. He made sincere attempts a losing himself. And yet, there is one person he knows who wonders, cares, and remembers the name of his glory days, and does something about it.
Along the way, there may be some mild profanity, threatened violence and sexual situations, but nothing graphic.
This is ProfPosky of Gryffindor writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentines Day Cotillion Challenge. I am no longer a mod.
Summary: On the day of her best friend's wedding, Eloise Midgen can't help but remember that one afternoon where everything changed.
This is Eleanor Lupin of Hufflepuff writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion!