If what you are is a daydream
I'll never get to hold, at least you'll know
You're beautiful, every little piece, love
Don't you know, you're really gonna be someone
Stay beautiful. *
Hermione is very ill, and not ready to die. If it's the last thing she does, she is going to give her new granddaughter good luck for the future.
*Song lyrics are the inspiration to this story, Stay Beautiful by the lovely Taylor Swift, which is also where the title came from.
And though this is a d/a fic, don't expect it to be very dark. I only chose this category because I felt that was the only place it really belonged.
Summary: On the fifth anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, Minerva McGonagall worries about the fate of the boy who saved them all.
Summary: Molly wants to throw a party, but Arthur doesn't feel like celebrating.
Summary: Hermione is pregnant, Ron is an idiot...
Summary: Hermione was his daughter and, therefore, was as perfect as a ten year old could be in his eyes. Sometimes the rest of the world didn't agree though.
Summary: Though destruction once hit the Potters' home, hope and peace continue on.
Summary: Andromeda Black could tell that it wasn't a lucky day for the Wimbourne Wasps, but she would never have guessed that her own luck would be changed so greatly by one Quidditch match.
This is The owl of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2013.
Summary: Argus Filch has a cat. That cat is not normal. Nothing is normal with the two of them. One day, everything changes, and Argus' life is shattered.
This is Draco7052 of Slytherin writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion
Summary: Tom Riddle delves into the darkest magic, only to find that he has met his downfall in it.
Summary: In the morning, she knows he'll never be there.
This is for Maple, as a rather late birthday present. It's not much, but I hope you like it.
Summary: Dumbledore and Harry hunt down the locket, but their efforts seem to have been in vain.
Summary: Does Mrs. Granger remember Hermione in any way? Is there a subconscious memory in the back of her mind?
Summary: Healer Hugo Weasley is forced to relive a rather painful part of his past when a patient turns out to be the girl he has always loved.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff House, writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
Summary: Lily and Albus have always been close. When Albus is away playing with dragons and she-demons and Lily dealing with her own problems with Shady Scamanders and her favourite Teddy, the two communicate by the only way they can - letters.
Summary: Rowena discovers the grounds of what will be Hogwarts and is surprised to recognize it.
Nominated for Best Poem in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Summary: Deep within the Black Lake, a poisonous flower flourishes.
And then it is found within a witch's pale dead hand.
Follow the legend of the deadly black rose!
Summary: 'I know things about Ludo Bagman that would make your hair curl.' Rita Skeeter had told Hermione. But what did she know?
This is Equinox Chick writing her last entry for the Cotillion.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but Rita's remark has always intrigued me.
A lot can change in a year.
Susan returned from Ireland to find Theodore Nott engaged to his Hogwarts sweetheart. Determined not to lose him again, she vows to keep Daphne Greengrass --the enemy -- close enough to watch over.
Little does she know that this is a game of fire, and it only takes a single misstep for one of them to get burned.
This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
**Thank you to the wonderfully talented Soraya for being a fantastic beta :) **
Summary: Marlene McKinnon was raised in a care home from the age of seven. As she grows up, she comes to know and fall in love with Jamal Olawumi, a boy with as many secrets as she has. But Jamal is a Muggle, and telling him anything about Marlene's real world would jeopardise the Statute of Secrecy. So when, in a fit of anger and hurt, he spills out his deepest secrets to her, can she find it in her to reciprocate, or does she care too much for her magical reputation?
This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
Jamal Olawumi has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Original Character. Woot! :D
Summary: Scorpius and Victoire, who have nothing in common but failed marriages, come to realise that sometimes, shared emotions can be the sole reason behind bringing two people together.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff house, writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
This story is a sequel to my one-shot ScoRose fic, 'His Hero', and if anybody plans to read that one, they should now, before it's spoiled in the first chapter.
Also, this fic contains both Scorpius/Rose and Scorpius/Victoire. Thank you! (Edit: The new substance abuse warning refers to alcohol abuse, something I didn't expect to write until it just sprung out of me).