Something has changed in Merope Gaunt, a thrumming of insect wings, a pulse kickstarting to life.
Merope is alone. Penniless, undernourished and pregnant - these are the last three trimesters of her life.
Summary: Scorpius Malfoy, Rose Weasley, Albus Potter and Brianna Flynn, after a very eventful fifth year at Hogwarts enter their sixth year, hoping to have a peaceful time at last. However, their hopes remain just hopes, as new, strange events start occurring at Hogwarts, putting all their lives in danger. A dangerous game begins and once again, trust and faith are shaken at their very roots.
Will they escape again this time? Will they come out of it unharmed? Not everyone is lucky every time, after all. And this could just be one of those unlucky times where guilt conquers innocence…
This story follows the same universe as my novella, 'Black With a Hint of Red' but there is no need to read that in order to understand this one.
Time has a habit of changing our lives, our thoughts, our priorities; the things that were important to us then are often not what are important to us now. We’re remoulded and reshaped, our malleable selves determined by new desires, new goals, new feelings to be passionate about. That’s what makes us human.
I am Hermione Granger. I’m twenty-two years old. I have a new reason to live, and it’s Ginny Weasley.
Hermione Granger has been asked to investigate Pansy Parkinson’s successful and suspicious escort company. But when she joins Glamour Escort Services under a false identity, she’s forced to make decisions she never expected to.
Summary: The poet laments the fate of too many Squibs.
Nominated for Best Poem in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Summary: Fleur has been taking English lessons with Bill. One of his assignments is to keep a diary. Here it is.
This is Draco7052 of Slytherin writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion.
Summary: In the wake of Sirius' arrest, Sirius and Remus must try to deal with the bitter hands dealt them.
Andromeda Tonks lost everything after the war except her infant grandson, but when he approaches adulthood, is she afraid of letting him go, of being alone, or that she didn't do enough to steer him in the right direction?
Of course, children are always full of surprises.
This is a (slightly late) present of birthday-ness for the wonderful Sophie/the owl. She's a great writer, supreme beta, fabulous reviewer, and wonderful friend. I'm so glad we bonded over fic, because it would just be wrong to never get to know you. ♥
Summary: As N.E.W.T.s quickly approach, Lily Evans struggles with her once-perfect boggart spell, while James Potter cannot seem to master the Patronus Charm. A strange journey through a long-lost room within the castle guides the two Heads through their troubles, leading them to an unexpected end where they find much more than the ability to master their magic.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
Summary: Salazar watches his home burn. A prose poem.
Summary: Beautiful and headstrong, with Veela blood running through her veins, Fleur Delacour understands the importance of looks, but as she seeks to ensnare the intriguing young Auror standing guard at Hogwarts, she forgets the most important truth of all: appearances are often deceptive.
This is Equinox Chick and this is my first entry into the Great Hall 2013 Cotillion (yes, I did say first!)
Disclaimer; I am not JK Rowling. I'm also not very good at French.
Thank you Sophie (the owl) for fabulous beta job, and Natalie (hestiajones) for giving me some pointers.
In which Miss Johnson meets an old friend.
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion.
Summary: James decides it is time to tell Harry the story of how he and Lily met and fell in love. Unfortunately, his recollection of their initial meeting and subsequent interactions seems to be quite different from Lily's.
Summary: Nights are worse now with another one of his loved ones passing. Ron doesn't know how to handle it, and tries his best to calm himself in the cool morning air. Sometimes, however, there are things you just can't do alone.
Summary: When Alice could still remember her mother, she always thought of flowers.
Nominated for Best Poem in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Summary: Graham Montague is still recovering from a difficult divorce when Ginny Potter comes to the Department of Mysteries, unable to accept her own devastating loss. Can he help her move on with her new life, or will she change his even more?
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2013.
Summary: AU. Teaching dunderheads had been difficult; being a spy, even more so. Manipulating the Darkest wizard of the age had been nothing short of taxing. And yet, there are days when Severus believes that everything else pales in comparison to the trials of parenting. Another glimpse in my SEVERUS AND ZOE SERIES.
Summary: When impulsive new Auror Alice Hamilton is partnered with the more serious and experienced Frank Longbottom, neither is quite sure what to expect. They have a history, after all, and a different way of approaching the job. Yet in a world where dark forces continue to threaten the safety and security of the magical community, they must work together in spite of their feelings--especially when it becomes clear that You-Know-Who is planning a major offensive that will threaten both their relationship and their lives.
Summary: It’s not that Pansy really wants to marry Draco Malfoy, more that she doesn’t want to see him settled with anyone. So when she discovers he’s getting married, she decides she has to break it up.
And the best way to do this is by rumour.
This is Equinox Chick writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. The title for this story comes from an Adele song and is the inspiration for this tale.
Summary: In one dance, everything Helga thought she knew comes crashing down around her. She should have known all things come to an end, especially in matters concerning a heartless toerag by the name of Salazar Slytherin.
Albus Dumbledore sees it as an opportunity to help his students. Severus Snape sees it as an opportunity for a free drink. What could possibly go wrong?
An early birthday present for a great friend over on the boards, Sophie, otherwise known as the owl. Have a great time!
Substance Abuse added for Snape possibly getting drunk.