Summary: James and Lily started off on the wrong foot, and continued limping until their fifth year. And then Lily started to see that Potter wasn't quite as awful as she'd previously believed.
This story was originally written for Lori (Weasley Mom) and Sophie (the owl) in the SBBC Lovebombs month. They like James/Lily and Jane Austen, so this is what I came up with.
Disclaimer: Not only am I NOT JK Rowling, I am not Jane Austen either.
The lines threading through this tale are from Pride and Prejudice.
Summary: Amid the desolation of Diagon Alley, a tiny ray of hope lay buried. Nothing more than a tidbit amid the sweeping despair of Deathly Hallows, yet it would not let go of my imagination. Had I found the casually inserted pivotal clue that would rise like Nicolas Flamel from the pages of the first book? Or had I stumbled upon another Mark Evans: nothing but filler detail in the opening pages of The Order of the Phoenix, JKR having overlooked that he bore the same last name as Harry’s mother?
So I waited for my little gem to bear fruit, to become one of those climactic surprises we should have seen coming, but somehow overlooked. Only it never came to pass. The death count mounted to a staggering high, the epic moments came and went, Snape’s back story was finally revealed, and still nothing.
So it has lain, bereft and unwanted, among the detritus of a Diagon Alley the Death Eaters had turned into a bully’s playground. But in the intervening years, this rough diamond has become the inspiration for this story, spreading its tentacles into new and intriguing territories.
Although Harry mentions Chocolate Frog as the title of Mad-Eye Moody’s autobiography at the end of my previous tale, The Dark Phoenix, this version of the story goes beyond that. Nonetheless, the sections representing Moody’s memoirs are clearly labeled.
This story begins with events recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and continues beyond the end of the series. I have attempted to conform to canon as much as possible, elaborating only where the circumstances are vague or passed over. It is an interpretation of the events that happened behind the scenes, so to speak.
Summary: Perhaps the true answer to a centuries-old mystery.
Summary: Part One in the "Penumbra" Series.
They call it the War of Blood, a cataclysm which will decide the fate of all sentient life and of wizardry. The Wizarding World is diseased, but Voldemort is just the canker. The worst elements of wizardry have now gathered, not only Death Eaters and Dementors, but all elements of darkness, because underneath it all, invisible to most but nonetheless present, there is an ancient war raging.
As he departs on the Horcrux Hunt, Harry Potter finds an unexpected ally. After he disappears, the unrest and corruption in the Ministry starts making things difficult for the Order and easier for the Death Eaters, Voldemort has found a new and deadly ally, and in the meantime, an elite group of goblins begin planning their own fight against Voldemort.
Summary: Draco Malfoy carried the weight of the world on his teenaged shoulders — a world whose fate was held in the balance of his successes and his failures.
As the granddaughter of Sirius Black and Celeste Lovegood, Nimbus is used to the fame the name brings. However, being the only Ravenclaw in the family and being related to almost every great guy at Hogwarts is more annoying than her twin brothers.
When her abilities as a Seer give her an interesting glimpse at the past, she begins to question everything as she discovers a conspiracy and the history of a certain third-floor corridor, along with a romance that is forbidden in her eyes.
*This is the third part of The Secret Life of Scarlet Black series, but can be read alone.
CHAPTER 3 IN QUEUE!"My name is Elia Shacklebolt. I am sixteen years old. I am the daughter of Kingsley Shacklebolt, an Auror, and his wife, Eliana, who died giving birth to me. I take after my mother in looks, but after my father in skill. I am a sixth-year Ravenclaw and a Prefect at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and I may very well be on the road to being Head Girl next year, if I keep my anger in check. This is who I am, and this is who I have always been. At least, that's what they tell me..."
It started as a dream. A vision of Azkaban, of a woman who was calling out to Elia, calling for her to come and find her. People tell her that they're just her dreams, but Elia knows otherwise--and that's what scares her. She knows they aren't just dreams, she knows they mean something. And she is determined to find the truth. But she doesn't realize how terrifying the truth really is, the truth of who she really is, and what she's really meant to do. And by the time she realizes it, by the time she learns that some truths are best forgotten, it will be too late to turn back...
Part 1 of 4 of The Marked Ones
Summary: Nell wasn’t sure where she was, but she cursed silently that she’d managed to Apparate into a nest of these vile human beings. But most human beings were vile. If they weren’t then she wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place.
Don’t talk, never linger, stay invisible. On the run and alone, these are Nell Hawke's rules. As the threat of Voldemort reaches across Britain, all she wants is to keep her head down and attached to her neck. But when an unwelcome face from her past stumbles into her path, can the two Muggle-borns from opposing houses rally together to survive?
Hermione gets the cat, the flat, the food, and the furniture. Ron gets the family and friends.
Harry gets the boot, his little book, the blame, and the shame. Ginny gets a new bloke and a haircut.
'The One' is an insidious myth, and 'Meant To Be' smacks of a hope to which no one has a right.
It's a shame the two of them bought into it for so long.
And it's too bad old habits are so hard to break.
Summary: Weddings don't just happen you know! They need planning.
Summary: It is the Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts and the magical world celebrates. But for George there's only sadness as he recalls everything he's lost.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.
Thank you, Julia (the opaleye) for the challenge in Poetry, Anyone? that led to me writing this poem.
Summary: The first war with Lord Voldemort is constantly getting worse; people are dying left and right, dementors are attacking people on the Death Eaters' orders, and nobody knows who is trustworthy anymore. Lily Evans, in her seventh year at Howarts, does not want to be a part of the war -- but some things are unavoidable.
Summary: The darkest summer reveals the strangest light. An AU sixth year with canon pairings.
Summary: After the Battle of Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy and his family found themselves as outcasts. Hated by the Magical community, they were shunned for months following the battle. Draco, having changed dramatically during his service as a Death Eater, knew that his family got what they deserved - even felt they should have received a more severe punishment. He regretted and hated his past and had no reason to believe that his future would be much of an improvement.
Until he got a letter inviting him back to Hogwarts.
He knew the risks. He knew the consequences. But he didn't know her.
Summary: For years, Riddle's Children have been nothing but a slightly irritating faction of self entitled delinquents.
Or so they'd have you believe.
Wizardly storytelling liberties are taken.
Summary: Hermione has managed to travel through time to Tom Riddle's 7th year at Hogwarts in order to see what she can do about altering events. But she didn't bargain on an unforeseen consequence...
Written for the Tumblr Inspiration Challenge in the Great Hall
Summary: A permanent disability resulting from an accident changes Albus Potter's life in more ways than he expects.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff House, writing for the Third Annual Great Hall Cotillion. My chosen pairing is Albus/OC.
Summary: “So, what do you do now?” “…Mostly Order business. I should ask Albus to increase me to full-time wage.” He thanked Merlin Severus had grace enough not to say “Oh, is that what you call being unemployed?” A newly inducted Order member is coming over and it’s not the grizzled, spell-happy Witch Remus imagined. Remus and Tonks first meet and sparks fly -- almost literally
Summary: “You won’t,” he said and smiled, an ugly, disfigured looking thing as though he had forgotten the art. How she could remember his smile…. “I know you. You wouldn’t, Meda. Not to me.” Shortly after breaking out of Azkaban, Sirius Black pays someone a visit.
Summary: During the perilous school year of 1997-1998, when Muggleborns are on the run and homeschooled students are forced to attend Hogwarts, Tracey Davis just wants to avoid trouble and manage to survive. Her goal is to stay out of harm's way, but in the final night of crisis her courage arises, and she finds so much more than that, from the least expected place in the British Isles.
This is Oregonian of Slytherin House, writing for the Third Annual Great Hall Cotillion.
This story was nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best General Story.