A good restaurant, a fine meal and an excellent wine, all in the company of friends, what could possibly go wrong? Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione are about to find out.
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion.
Summary: Albus is a rebel without a cause. Rose is the one he left behind for a revolution. When everything is crashing down around them, will free-thinking be worth the cost? Who will end up paying the price?
*Title is taken from 'A Little Fall of Rain' from Les Misérables.
This fic is for (and was betaed by) Soraya, the captain of this ship. Written for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
Summary: “I’ve always been chubby. Admit it.”
“You’ve never been skinny, Lily, no. So what?”
“So I don’t like it! So I want to actually look like I’m related to everyone else and not be the bloody odd one out. Is that so bad, that I want to be -- beautiful? Really?”
On the day of Teddy and Victoire's wedding, Lily Luna Potter faces some home truths.
This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion.
This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation. Thank you!
Summary: In three words I can sum up everything I know about life: It goes on. - Robert Frost
But what is life when you have nothing left to live for?
This is Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion.
Summary: In a world ruled by blood and money, James Potter has never once been denied anything he wanted, except Lily Evans. With neither blood status nor money, Lily can only rely on her vibrant personality to force others to see her worth. As their final year at Hogwarts ends and they are forced out of school, both find that the real world presents challenges that hadn't been expecting and problems they don't know how to overcome.
Summary: For years, Remus Lupin found comfort in the arms of Rosmerta Richardson...until the day he no longer needed her consolation.
This is Gmariam writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge of 2013.
Summary: They came virtually unnoticed, except for a few sneers from some Slytherin seventh years about their red hair, freckles, and tattered robes. Even though no one had marked the two as anything other than ordinary, little did the students know that these two identical boys would soon become the Ruling Miscreants of Hogwarts.
Summary: Leanne Gamp hadn't wanted to be at that party, even though it was Christmas. However, a chance meeting behind the curtains meant that her evening wasn't at all what she expected.
Written for the There's Snow Such Thing As Magic challenge in the Great Hall. I chose to do the bonus prompt: The Mistletoe-Rag Challenge.
Summary: AU. The Wizarding World according to blood purity rather than house. This story follows the life of a muggle-born genius, a mess-haired half-blood, a ginger blood traitor, and a struggling pureblood. In a world where they are pariahs, they are looking for a place to call home. And so begins a quest to find change within the systems of government and more importantly to find somewhere, anywhere, to belong.
Summary: Albus Potter is at his first year at Hogwarts, and things aren’t exactly going as planned. Mysterious deaths of Aurors and the blocked off seventh floor corridor leads to many rumours - but which ones are true?
*AU Warning is for something EXTREMELY small. Honestly, I don't even go near AU stories and the warning is only so that I can put a tiny fact of my head canon into the story. Violence is in later chapters and not bad at all, and character death is very minor.
Summary: Sirius, Remus, and Harry share memories and stories as they read through letters the Marauders and friends wrote to their future selves while at school.
Summary: Ron leaves Harry and Hermione alone to decorate a Christmas tree. What could possibly go wrong?
Summary: Thanks, Mum.
A look into the mind of a woman with no identity, no memory, and only the barest ability to feel. Nominated for a 2013 QSQ.
Summary: 'Tis the season to be jolly - or so the saying goes.
For them it is a time for war; a time for battle strategy and constantly looking over your shoulder.
She thinks there is always time for Christmas - the childish part inside of her that still believes in miracles does, anyway. He thinks she's wrong - but then, he always does.
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: At the end of the Christmas holidays, James and Sirius find that Mrs Potter has baked rather a lot of fairy cakes. Fairy cakes which they realise could be put to very good use. But even the best laid plans always have the potential to go wrong.
Summary: It was supposed to be a New Year's Eve party to heal the rifts in the Magical World, but as he stood at the bar, a glass of champagne in his hand, all Harry felt was weariness. Then chance (or perhaps destiny) decided to play, and Harry was thrust into the company of the one person he had no intention of healing anything with.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. She would not write this and probably wouldn't approve.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry into the There's Snow Such Thing as Magic Challenge ~Bonus Prompt - The Mistletoe Rag Challenge.
Summary: AU. In an attempt to convince her father of the existence of magical creatures in their neighborhood, Zoe lets slip a bit of knowledge that Severus isn't happy about. Another "glimpse" and a continuation of my Severus and Zoe series of stories. This takes place in the summer following Christmas Eve Justice. It's highly recommended that you read the stories leading up to this one, but isn't necessary.
Summary: It's after the war and Voldemort has won, leaving the wizarding world decimated and all those not of pureblood status dubbed less than human. Hermione must find a way to live in a world that no longer wants her, and when Ginny's youngest child Lily is put into danger, she turns to the least likely person for help and sells herself to the Death Eaters in exchange for saving Lily. Darkfic, post Hogwarts, AU.
My fingers on her face, in her hair, scraping on that rough patch of skin pulled over her knee. We lay in the grass, a tangle of legs. The way she spoke, slow, quiet. I whirled through classes. Fluctuated. I breathed brightness. I spoke laughter. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Lavender Brown is alive.