Anthony Goldstein doesn't like sex.
When he meets someone desperate to change this, both lives are altered irrevocably.
**A million thank-yous to my beta Soraya, without whom I would have floundered horribly.
This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
One thing is certain, Ron Weasley will never be early arriving at platform nine and three-quarters, will he?
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion.
Sybil Trelawney and Quirinus Quirrell: the Seer fallen to teaching and her bright young thing. Of course they never meant to fall in love. But they did, and so here is that story.
This is BrokenPromise of Ravenclaw, writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2013.
Thanks to Sophie (the owl), who looked over some of this for me.
Summary: Bellatrix rejoices after she murders Sirius. Yet the curious fact remains that Bellatrix murdered her hated cousin not with the green killing curse, but a strange red flash. Appearances, choices, and morality are never black-or-white, not even within the notoriously immoral soul of Bellatrix Lestrange.
Summary: There are stories everywhere. Some reveal themselves to their characters, but most do not.
One story goes like this: Once upon a time, there were two children, a boy and a girl, who were best friends. The boy had grown up in the cold, and he fell in love with the girl’s bright warmth; he cared more about her than anything in the world. Yet fate rejected them, and one day, without meaning to, the boy shattered their friendship forever. He tried to apologize, but it was too late. He had been swallowed back into bitter iciness, while the girl remained in the light of the sun.
Yet the girl does not know all this. She only knows of the turning point in the story, the hurt the boy has caused her, the reason she would not forgive him.
These are Lily’s words to Severus at the turning point in their story.
(It is also, for no apparent reason, a parody of Shakespeare sonnet.)
Summary: A calming draught overtakes the senses... This is a little present for opti, who challenged me to write about the effects brought on by this potion.
Summary: The Collier's Virus is highly contagious, magically virulent, and always fatal. Junior Healers Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger are called in to help find a cure before the virus claims another life. If they can.
Summary: It's been a year since Molly died, and Lucy is walking on the edge, ready to fall. Is anyone going to be there to save her this time?
This is iMusic17 from Slytherin participating in the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
This is a companion piece to Yellow Knit Hat. It isn't necessary to read that story first, but it might help.
Summary: A wizard looks to the Hogsmeade lights during the holidays.
Written for the Carol Challenge. It took third place! :)
Summary: A story about Ginny's school days, and the relationship between a mother and her daughter.
Summary: It was a dangerous game she was playing; Dorcas Meadowes knew it, but the exhilaration of it all was a tantalizing addiction.
This is eternalangel of Ravenclaw wriitng for the Valentine Cotillion.
Summary: Lucius was always the one to take care of Narcissa, but when he returns from Azkaban a broken man, their roles are reversed. Narcissa is ready to be the strong one and protect the family she loves so dearly.
Summary: On the day of her best friend's wedding, Eloise Midgen can't help but remember that one afternoon where everything changed.
This is Eleanor Lupin of Hufflepuff writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion!
Summary: It was amazing, really, how everyone else's ought tos loomed so large in Neville's life.
Written for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion by Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff.
Summary: While the trio is camping after escaping the Ministry, Ron decides to do something special for Hermione on her birthday.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff house, writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
(Rated high for the profanity)
Summary: You promised yourself you'd never hurt her, but there are times when you wonder if, by protecting her, you are just breaking her.
Summary: The untold story of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks told in snapshots.
Summary: 'I know I should stop him, but somehow I don’t want to. He’s drunk, far too drunk, but for the first time in years someone wants me. I feel alive, truly alive. I can suddenly remember what passion feels like, and I never want to stop feeling it, I never want this to end.'
The title is taken from the Paloma Faith song of the same name.
This is silverlining95 of Slytherin writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
Summary: One week. Seven days. One hundred and sixty eight hours. It’s not much time. But what if that was all the time you could have with the one person you truly loved? One week out of the year. Would that be enough?
Summary: As Harry and Ginny eagerly await the birth of their first child and their new lives as parents, Harry discovers that before he can move forward, he must take a journey into his past and revisit what has never been put to rest. He learns the truth of the poetic line "The child is father to the man."
This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story.