We consider each other, two shattered entities unexpectedly brought together, their homes within easy reach yet far removed. “Hello,” I say. The gesture is almost comical. I just greeted myself.
“How was it?” she asks. Her chest falls and rises visibly, rapidly. I stare at it. It’s my heart there, pounding.
My answer is a single, inadequate word.
I'd like to thank Jess for gently nudging me to write for this challenge, Croll for her never-ending support, and the SBBCers for their valuable input in the discussions. This plot bunny wouldn't have been possible without some of the debates and theories we've been focussing on in February. Thanks also to Pooja for being the most helpful doctor-in-making, and for being my mosquito-swatting soulmate.
Summary: Neville's mail. From book 2.
Summary: Harry Potter's life began in strife -- alone and unloved in a closet. But the fire inside him never burnt out, and it guided his path through trial and tribulation in the years to come. First an orphan, then a hero, and finally a saviour.
Summary: What exactly is Merope Riddle?
Written for the Anniversary Challenge in the PA.
Summary: A desperate housewife. A forward female knight. Spice Girls. Petunia Dursley's thirty-eighth birthday is about to get interesting.This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion. My chosen pairing is Petunia Dursley/Hestia Jones. Yes. Tuney and Me.
Summary: Mr. Ollivander finds that he has trouble coping with the Malfoy Dungeon- especially those dark, grimy walls closing in.
Written for the Anniversary Challenge in the PA.
Summary: Everyone gets picked on at school here and there; Albus Potter knew that. But when the situation with his own personal bully took a nasty turn, Albus found himself in a situation that was spiralling out of his control. Did his desperate effort to regain his peace of mind bring his world down around his ears?
This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation Story.
Summary: Part Two of the Lightning Clan Trilogy.
Lord Voldemort is dead. Here’s to a happily ever after. Or not. Life after the war is far more complicated than anyone expected. After a devastating blow to the family so early, the Potters are left reeling - but this is only the beginning. With the death of outright evil, something more subtle has taken its place, and one wizard may not be enough. This time, it takes the whole family.
Part One is "Master of Instinct". This trilogy is the sequel to "All for All", but you do not need to have read that to understand this.
Summary: Lucy Weasley is so damn tired of being normal. She wants to stand out. She wants to be full. More than anything, she wants to lose weight. And she does. She gets so thin that she begins to disintegrate.
Scorpius Malfoy has watched Lucy fall apart for the past year. He wants, more than anything, to help her get well. Much like Lucy, he feels like he hasn't done anything worth remembering. This, he thinks, could be his chance.
I am Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.Three times nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill - Best Non-Canon Romance, Best Dark/Angst, and Best Next-Gen. Thank you everyone!
Summary: All Augusta wanted to do was apologise, but the minute she opened her mouth she somehow forgot how.
Summary: There were a few short moments that taught Cormac to love, truly. And it was all Eloise's fault.
This was written for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion. It is also for Jess, or ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor. Not only did she dare me to write this, the lovely SPEW monarch deserves a present after all of the LoveNotes she's been writing.
Summary: The Marauders have left school behind them just as war has fallen across the Wizarding World at last--quiet and invisible, but war nonetheless. And on the front lines is this small group of young Hogwarts graduates who have moved from pranking battles to something far more serious.
In this third and final installment to the James and Lily story begun in “Trickster” and “Stars Apart,” the Marauders join their friends in the Order as a part of what feels more and more like a fight they have no chance of winning. In the middle of it all, love grows and friendships break, trust forms and wavers, and warriors who are barely more than children must learn not only how to fight but what they are fighting for.
Summary: A series of poems involving Harry Potter subjects wishing that they could be something else...
Written for the Today I Do Not Want To Be A challenge in the PA.
Summary: What promises could a cursed Ring possibly offer that could convince Dumbledore to put it on his finger, even knowing the consequences?
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.