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.
You should never cross a Weasley-Malfoy duo.
Gargarus the Third learns it the hard way.
Summary: The darkest summer reveals the strangest light. An AU sixth year with canon pairings.
Summary: Rose Weasley loses her mind with Genevieve Abbott, Lucy Weasley loses her mind without Scorpius Malfoy. Someone has to pick up the pieces.
Nominated for a 2015 Quicksilver Quill - Best Post/Hogwarts/Next-Generation.
Summary: Sequel to Possibility, but can be read as a standalone. Dudley Dursley is living happily now with his fiancée, Cho, and has learned to appreciate witches and wizards. Still, he is bewildered when he receives a letter by owl which just so happens to be an invitation to Harry and Ginny's wedding. The Various Pairings of the category are mainly Cho/Dudley and Harry/Ginny.
Summary: Jeffery Potter always had sensed he was somehow different from his playmates, and at eight years old he found out how different when he overhead his father, Pontius, tell Jeffery’s mother, Portia, “Our boy doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. He’s a Squib.”
This was a blow to his parents for two reasons. The first was they were both the only children in a long lines of highly respected magical families, and the second was Jeffery had not been born until his mother was thirty-two years old and his father forty.
To his parent great surprise and greater joy, Portia became pregnant at forty-one. His brother, James, was born about two months after Jeffery’s tenth birthday. From an early age it was evident that James had inherited his parents’ magical talent.
Since James’ birth their mother was frequently bedridden, Jeffery had to tend to his baby brother’s needs quite often and James came to rely on Jeffery. As for Jeffery, all his friends had gone off to school at Hogwarts and he would have very lonely without James. The boys became almost inseparable.
Ever since his seventeenth birthday Jeffery had been feeling that there was no future for him in Godric’s Hollow. James could now take care of himself and be helpful to their mother. Jeffery felt if he stayed any longer he would be destined to the menial life of a Squib. It was time to move on. The question was where and how.
The finding of Jeffery’s journal thirty-five years later will lead Harry Potter on a journey to discover his roots and also something about himself.
Summary: Bellatrix, Andromeda, and Narcissa Black's fates have all been decided, one of them disowned, two sticking together on the dark side. But they were once only three sisters from Slytherin house at Hogwarts. Featuring Andromeda/Ted and Narcissa/Lucius moments, an adorable young Sirius, and a lovesick Rodolphus Lestrange.
Summary: Dudley Dursley doesn't know anything about Cho Chang other than the fact that she's a witch and she looks terribly sad. Cho Chang doesn't know anything about Dudley Dursley other than the fact that he's a Muggle, he's standing next to Harry Potter, and he is watching her. A chance meeting between these two very different people may change their lives and their views on the world. AU because the Weasleys dropped Harry off in his sixth year, not the Dursleys. Cho/Dudley.
Summary: Neville Longbottom is known for his constant mistakes. When he pronounces the name of his favorite candy incorrectly on the Hogwarts Express in his fifth year, there's a lot of laughing. But what happens when a certain Ravenclaw girl with an odd fashion sense and a big heart- plus more candy- comes along? AU for alternate meeting. Neville/Luna
Summary: Lily Evans and James Potter have now completed Hogwarts. With Lily's parents having recently passed away, James' support gets him thinking. A serious discussion with Sirius follows.