Summary: She knew it wasn't good for her, standing here like this, waiting for something that wasn't there to appear. Something spectacular to happen between mis-numbered houses. Something to prove that magic was real. Eventual SS/HG. AU with purpose.
Summary: Severus Snape is born into adverse circumstances, and his coping mechanisms only cause more misery.
Summary: Most wizards who know him would say twenty-eight-year-old Lorcan Scamander has it all. He is tall, handsome, brilliant, athletic, well spoken and charming. Lorcan followed the Scamander family tradition, becoming a highly respected naturalist.
Lorcan enjoys being in strange and exotic places searching for magical creatures and also previously undiscovered flora. His writing includes not only his scientific discoveries, but also his observations of the people and places he’s seen, which have made him a bestselling author not only in wizarding Britain but also the rest of the magical world.
There are a few people, mostly witches with whom he has had affairs, who say he is aloof, arrogant, and totally narcissistic. Lorcan is a bit of a rogue when it comes to women. He is called “love’ em and leave’ em Lorcan” by his brothers. Locan explains this by saying, “Why love one woman when you can make love to many?”
In a strange turn of events, Lorcan is about to reconnect with an old friend who will turn his well-ordered world and his perception of himself upside down.
Summary: First year student Luna is dealing with being different. She approaches Professor McGonagall with an interesting question. "Can a person transform into someone else...for good?" This is set during the same time as Chamber of Secrets.
Summary: The Battle of Hogwarts is all but lost. Everything has gone wrong. With the surviving defenders trapped in the Room of Requirement, the decision is made to use their last resort, and overthrow a centuries-old policy.
Summary: After the battle but before all was well, those left in the wake of the Battle of Hogwarts struggle to find their lives again.
This story follows Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, Luna, and Draco in a series of one-shots that capture their coming to terms with all they've done and all the things done to them. With such choatic early years, normal seems just as out of reach as it did a year ago. But all will find they still have a place in this new Wizarding World, though some may fight it. Happy endings may or may not exist, but this could be the preface to a happy beginning.
Summary: It is James Sirius Potter's final year at Hogwarts and his final shot at landing the girl of his dreams: Ruby McClaggen. Meanwhile Albus has more girl problems than he can handle, and Lily is just trying to get through her fourth year while dealing with her boy-crazy best friend, Evanna Zabini.
Plenty of love is in the air in this "next generation" fic. Hope everyone enjoys!
Summary: Tonks joins the Order of the Phoenix and meets a certain werewolf. Will they be friends or something more?
Summary: In the years following Voldemort’s demise... Harry has unfinished business with Umbridge. Dudley’s life takes an unexpected turn. Fred is not forgotten.
Summary: A first war story. As the Order is plunged into a war for which they are unprepared, each must decide where his or her loyalties lie. Follow Marauders, their friends, and their enemies, through a perilous and confusing journey that puts long-standing friendships to the test. Marauder-centric with featured periphery characters.
Summary: Or, seven times Severus Snape wanted and could not have Lily Evans. "The glass was a cruel barrier. More than once he found his mind flitting -- feverishly, uncontrollably -- to the idea of shattering it, of setting her free and into his arms." The best of Severus Snape was his biggest regret.
Summary: (Neville Longbottom/Hannah Abbot). The Firewhiskey became a habit after that, though they would both insist that it was a friend, not a crutch. The kindly intermediary that moderated their visiting across the bar on busy nights, slow nights, work nights, weekends. It loosened their tongues.
When Mrs. Figg gives Harry a part-Kneazle kitten, he passes it along to Andromeda and Teddy, sparking healing and maybe romance.
Summary: It felt like a dream, and as he arched high into the air, Harry was the only one he could see, his face wide in shock as his Godfather tumbled into the veil.
He failed. Sirius promised to protect him, and he failed...
Tom Riddle tests the Legilimency skills of Crabbe and Avery by sending them into the Guts for Garters pub. Their mission: manipulate a woman into inviting them home.
* A rah, rah, ah-ah-ah, ro mah, ro-mah-mah, Gaga ooh-la-la, want your bad romance story.*
Summary: Voldemort is back, but due to Lucius's failure in the Department of Mysteries, the once prosperous Malfoys find themselves disfavored and dangerously close to obliteration. Draco returns to Hogwarts in his sixth year as a Death Eater, wanting to fulfill his mission and redeem his family. Hermione tries to keep calm in the face of increasing danger, but things change when she discovers a diadem in the Room of Reqiurement. Little do they know, the problems on their hands are connected, and the path they trace to understanding unexpectedly leads them to understand each other. They begin to cooperate with Harry's mission to destroy the Horcruxes, but their journey has unforeseen consequences: for themselves, for their friends, and finally, for two other people they end up saving in the process.
This is a Dramione AU. It is canon-compliant up to Book Six and keeps to the spirit of Books 6 and 7, adding its own twist to the canon plot.
Summary: It took Harry and his friends years to discover who killed Colin Creevey. Ginny and Luna's classmate is the only person whose killer remains free. It is 2001, and the search has been ongoing for a year. Will the killer ever be brought to justice?
Samuel Radley is a wizard born without magic. Coming from a family with generations of witches and wizards, his brother Adrian has never really understood why Samuel has been left without, especially when there are others, with no magical blood at all, who somehow find themselves able to do magic. As he enters his fourth year at Hogwarts, it seems that the Ministry are finally starting to do something about this imbalance and Adrian couldn't be happier. All around him however, there is resistance to the new laws, and suddenly Adrian finds himself an outsider in his class and abandoned by his friends, when all he's ever done is love his family.
This is coolh5000 of Slytherin writing in the Great Hall chaptered challenge, for the Phoenix Rising prompt. I am pleased to say this story won in its section!
I am also really thrilled to say that Adrian Radley won the Chaptered QSQ for Best Original Character 2013! The story was also nominated in the Best General category.
In 1988, after tea leaves predict romance, Severus Snape makes a mocking wish on a falling star, speaking the words aloud to make sure they never come true.
Another star falls.