Summary: Fleur Delacour's beauty has its benefits, doesn't it? So why is she attending the Yule Ball with Roger Davis, and not the boy she might actually like? For some reason, Cedric Diggory cannot see beneath that perfect smile of hers; cannot tell that she is so much more than that.
But does she have the courage to show him?
“Let it be known that at Noon on the Twenty-Fifth Day of December in the Year 1998, the war criminal Harry James Potter, Undesirable No. 1, shall be put to Death for crimes against the Empire. This Execution will henceforth take place in Diagon Alley as a reminder to all Citizens of the unrest that the Dark Lord has so generously ended on their behalf.”
He had harboured his secret for years, but time was running out for him to act on them. So, what would Draco Malfoy have to say to Harry Potter the night before the execution?
This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Alternate Universe.
An unexpected event forces Lily to examine her relationship with Scorpius.
If that relationship even exists.
Written for Maple for the SPEW Swap.
Thank you to Natalie for last-minute betaing - you're fabulous!
At the end, Remus reflects.
This was originally titled It's oh so quiet and was written in Secret Spew VII for the fabulous Sophie / The owl.
Summary: Written as a companion piece to my James and Lily story, The Stag and the Doe. It tells of the tragedy of Mary MacDonald, good friend to the Potters and lover of Sirius Black. While not defined as any of this in the stories, I've drawn enough conclusions to put together her story.
And it is Through the Deepest of Tragedies that True Love is Borne.
Summary: Based on a popular holiday song, in which James and Lily find themselves thrown together when a winter storm outside forces Lily to stay a bit later than she expected after a holiday party at the Potter's house.
Happy Holidays, MNFF!
Summary: A little story about the best piece of news the Potters received one snowy day.
Summary: Harry and Draco are spending their first Christmas together and Draco has no idea what to get his lover. He ends up going a little overboard.
Summary: In their seventh year at Hogwarts, every student has only one thing on their mind: NEWTs. And Quidditch. And bickering friends. And people who are mysteriously locked away in the hospital wing... Or maybe Nymphadora Tonks and Charlie Weasley are just having a particularly unusual term.
Anything that you recognise, including names, spells, potions, and Quidditch moves, belongs to either JKR or the copyright holders of various HP games and other media.
Summary: It’s time for Lucius Malfoy to get a reminder about the important things in life. And what better time for a life lesson than Christmas Eve? This is a parody of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Summary: Two young lovers find themselves alone during the holidays...
Summary: Christmas is coming and there is a lot to be done. When the Potters offer to look after the Charlton kids, Annie and her mum meet Harry’s biggest friend.
Summary: Katie Bell's holidays are anything but happy.
Summary: Minerva sits among the rain, wondering about what could have been.
Summary: Arabella Figg expected to spend Christmas alone, as she did almost every year - as she did almost everything else. A knock on the door changes that...
Summary: AU. A ball on Christmas Eve. A party. What could go wrong? With quarreling children, any number of things, apparently. Another snippet in my ZOE AND SEVERUS series of stories. Please enjoy. As always, Zoe is mine but Severus and this wonderful world are all the immortal genius of JK Rowling.
Summary: Did anybody really appreciate Hannah's mum?
Because Mrs. Abbott was a heroine in her own way, you know.
To my great surprise, this fic was nominated for a 2013 QSQ.
Summary: When you are carried away with your worries, fears, cravings, anger, and desire, you run away from yourself and you lose yourself. The practice is always to go back to oneself. - Thich Nhat Hanh
He has been running for as long as he can remember - then again, that isn't saying much.
Her job is to get him to stop - which is easier said than done. But it is him and her - it was never going to be easy.
Summary: Severus' love for Lily drives him to try to save her, but will his efforts really help?
Summary: Five years after the deaths of Harry's parents, a pretty new teacher comes to Hogwarts, and falls for Snape. Can she help him overcome the pain of his past?