CHAPTER 3 IN QUEUE!"My name is Elia Shacklebolt. I am sixteen years old. I am the daughter of Kingsley Shacklebolt, an Auror, and his wife, Eliana, who died giving birth to me. I take after my mother in looks, but after my father in skill. I am a sixth-year Ravenclaw and a Prefect at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and I may very well be on the road to being Head Girl next year, if I keep my anger in check. This is who I am, and this is who I have always been. At least, that's what they tell me..."
It started as a dream. A vision of Azkaban, of a woman who was calling out to Elia, calling for her to come and find her. People tell her that they're just her dreams, but Elia knows otherwise--and that's what scares her. She knows they aren't just dreams, she knows they mean something. And she is determined to find the truth. But she doesn't realize how terrifying the truth really is, the truth of who she really is, and what she's really meant to do. And by the time she realizes it, by the time she learns that some truths are best forgotten, it will be too late to turn back...
Part 1 of 4 of The Marked Ones
Summary: Nell wasn’t sure where she was, but she cursed silently that she’d managed to Apparate into a nest of these vile human beings. But most human beings were vile. If they weren’t then she wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place.
Don’t talk, never linger, stay invisible. On the run and alone, these are Nell Hawke's rules. As the threat of Voldemort reaches across Britain, all she wants is to keep her head down and attached to her neck. But when an unwelcome face from her past stumbles into her path, can the two Muggle-borns from opposing houses rally together to survive?
Hermione gets the cat, the flat, the food, and the furniture. Ron gets the family and friends.
Harry gets the boot, his little book, the blame, and the shame. Ginny gets a new bloke and a haircut.
'The One' is an insidious myth, and 'Meant To Be' smacks of a hope to which no one has a right.
It's a shame the two of them bought into it for so long.
And it's too bad old habits are so hard to break.
Summary: It is the Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts and the magical world celebrates. But for George there's only sadness as he recalls everything he's lost.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.
Thank you, Julia (the opaleye) for the challenge in Poetry, Anyone? that led to me writing this poem.
Summary: After the Battle of Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy and his family found themselves as outcasts. Hated by the Magical community, they were shunned for months following the battle. Draco, having changed dramatically during his service as a Death Eater, knew that his family got what they deserved - even felt they should have received a more severe punishment. He regretted and hated his past and had no reason to believe that his future would be much of an improvement.
Until he got a letter inviting him back to Hogwarts.
He knew the risks. He knew the consequences. But he didn't know her.
Summary: Hermione has managed to travel through time to Tom Riddle's 7th year at Hogwarts in order to see what she can do about altering events. But she didn't bargain on an unforeseen consequence...
Written for the Tumblr Inspiration Challenge in the Great Hall
Summary: A permanent disability resulting from an accident changes Albus Potter's life in more ways than he expects.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff House, writing for the Third Annual Great Hall Cotillion. My chosen pairing is Albus/OC.
Summary: “So, what do you do now?” “…Mostly Order business. I should ask Albus to increase me to full-time wage.” He thanked Merlin Severus had grace enough not to say “Oh, is that what you call being unemployed?” A newly inducted Order member is coming over and it’s not the grizzled, spell-happy Witch Remus imagined. Remus and Tonks first meet and sparks fly -- almost literally
Summary: “You won’t,” he said and smiled, an ugly, disfigured looking thing as though he had forgotten the art. How she could remember his smile…. “I know you. You wouldn’t, Meda. Not to me.” Shortly after breaking out of Azkaban, Sirius Black pays someone a visit.
Summary: During the perilous school year of 1997-1998, when Muggleborns are on the run and students who were previously taught at home are forced to attend Hogwarts, Tracey Davis just wants to avoid trouble and manage to survive. Her goal is to stay out of harm's way, but in the final night of crisis her courage arises, and she finds so much more than that, from the least expected place in the British Isles.
This is Oregonian of Slytherin House, writing for the Third Annual Great Hall Cotillion.
This story was nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best General Story.
Summary: It's a rescue, really. At least, that's what Fred and George Weasley manage to convince him of. After all, Hermione is sure to be a target for revenge seeking Purebloods - what could any right-minded Wizard do but step in to help?
But with the shadow of Voldemort still hanging over a frightened community, Oliver is about to find out that the consequences of doing the right thing can get very out of hand!
An Oliver Wood/Hermione Granger Romance
Summary: As a Slytherin Sorted two years after the Battle, Astoria has never been popular. She's survived Hogwarts by keeping her head down. But when the news of her sister's engagement hits the papers, Astoria finds she's far more noticeable. For Daphne's fiance is Draco Malfoy, who is still universally loathed.
Why her sister wants to marry him, she has no idea. But then she meets Draco, and all loyalties are put asunder.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2014
Put Asunder is Astoria's version of the events first related in Until (Death) Eaters Do Us Part, and then Rumour Has It.
I am not JK Rowling. I think you know that by now.
A boy. A girl. A budding romance. If only things never got complicated...
(Violence warning is for later chapters; I promise nothing graphic, it's just a caution)
Summary: "My word, Severus, that I shall never reveal the best of you?"
~Dumbledore to Severus in the 7th book
There is more than just Lily that Severus doesn't wish to have revealed as he lives in regret, guilt, and darkness...
Written for the Tumblr Inspiration Challenge in the Great Hall. It took second place!
On the very last day of his life, Sirius Black was bored. Bored, bored, bored.
Summary: Harry asks, and gets asked, several questions, the answers to which will shape his life.
Summary: The Final Battle at Hogwarts rages on as the victims question whether or not hope exists for them.
For Vicki/Oregonian, my dear friend on the Boards.
Written for the Tumblr Inspiration Challenge in the Great Hall
Nominated for a 2014 Best Poetry QSQ!
Summary: Four years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Andromeda Tonks exists only for her grandson. Like an unearthed bulb, through an ever-long winter she waits not to bloom, but to decompose to mulch.
But when Kingsley Shacklebolt approaches her with a proposition, she realises that perhaps there is more to life than the necessity of living only for another.
This is Equinox Chick and this is my second entry in the Third Great Hall Cotillion.
I am not JK Rowling. Sorry.
Summary: Molly Weasley II, called Pat, and twenty-one lot and little-known facts. Or, how to navigate the Wizarding World while being a Weasley and being a Squib.
Summary: Not only in wars with Death Eaters do we suffer loss. Sometimes everything is just stripped away.
This poem was nominated for the 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Poetry.