Summary: Yuletide: ‘tis the season to be jolly! Unfortunately, for four and two-thirds Potters, jolliness is in short supply. Perhaps it is the season of:
Monkeys; fish and chip suppers; shopping in Knockturn Alley; a werewolf wearing glitter lipstick; a Moon in an eccentric orbit; Dung; snow; and a jolly fat man with a white beard.Hopefully everything will work out.
Consumer Warning: Like many Christmas gifts, this may contain nuts/nut traces. No Father Christmases were harmed during the writing of this story.
Summary: Hermione is determined to finish her holiday shopping early, but Draco is a tough nut to crack.
Summary: It was their first Yule together, and they were going to spend it apart.
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: New Year's Eve, (or Hogmanay if you prefer). What sort of imbecile thinks it's a good idea to give a married man with two kids, and a very pregnant wife, a love potion? It should be a time to celebrate. For "the best dad in the world" and his wife, it's time for chocolate biscuits, cocktails, an Auror in a leopard print dress, Dung and Coco.
Summary: This story reprises an actual event that occurred early in the morning of 15 January 1968. I have taken the liberty of moving the date to 25 December 1967, to coincide with Arthur Weasley's last Christmas at Hogwarts, a date that he will never forget.
This is Oregonian of Slytherin, writing for the 2013 Yuletide Challenge, using the prompt 'Holiday Hell'.
Summary: On Christmas day, Merope finds herself eating snow. But another beggar comes along and ends up sharing something wonderful with her.
Written for the Yuletide challenge, prompt The Unexpected Guest. It took Second Place!
Summary: Christmas is a time for couples to be together. But for Zacharias Smith and Cormac McLaggen, their time together ran out long before festive season had begun. It would take a miracle to get them back together. Or maybe a Fairy Godmother in the unlikely form of Romilda Vane.
Under My Skin is a sequel to Truth or Dare, but it won't be necessary to read that to understand this. But it did win a QSQ, and is one of my favourites. I dedicate this story to hestiajones because I know she loves a bit of ZacMac. Merry Christmas, Natalieeeeee.
I am Equinox Chick and this is my entry for Prompt 3 - Unexpected Guests - in the Let The Yule Tide Roll Challenge.
I am not JK Rowling, or Cole Porter.
Summary: She has decided to come home for the Christmas season, but you can’t understand why. After all, you and she are no longer friends, and you go out of your way to be spiteful to her.
Petunia Evans cannot stand the freak she lives with, but perhaps there is something more to her feelings than just hatred.
Written for the Yuletide challenge, prompt Holiday Hell.
Summary: As the winter season peaks in the forest, Hermione finds herself drawn to the cold.
Summary: As Lily Evans, Sirius Black, and James Potter enter their Seventh Year, the outside world is darkening. But inside the merry walls of the school, love is abound. Except for Lily, who is too busy trying to quell the horrifying realization that intense dislike might not be the ONLY feeling she has for James Potter after all... And for Sirius, who feels himself darkening with the world, lost in his own intense and disturbing feelings for a certain redhead...
Summary: JK Rowling has told us that members of the wizarding community do not suffer from the same physical maladies as do Muggles. But in Deathly Hallows she mentions a heart-rending exception.
Summary: A song for the first Christmas after the Battle of Hogwarts.
Based on the traditional carol, Personent Hodie.
Summary: Some tradition are made to be passed from generation to generation. Harry discovers just how much fun these traditions can be.
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.
Summary: Ginny and her brothers sneak down the stairs to look at presents, but instead, Ginny discovers something wonderful about magic.
Written for the Yuletide Challenge, Bonus Prompt. It received a Special Mention. :)
Summary: Sirius Black has escaped the inescapable: Azkaban. But his journey has only just begun. With Aurors on his tail and an astronomical award on his head the last remaining member of the Most Ancient and Noble House of Black just became the Wizarding worlds most wanted. Now, before anything else, he has to find the traitor, protect his godson, and get his revenge all while on the run from the ministry of magic. Follow our favorite escapee and marauder in "Sirius Black: Escape from Azkaban" and find out what they didn't tell you in the third book: The good, the bad, and the ugly...
Summary: In which Draco looks for a girlfriend, and Ginny visits Malfoy Manor.
Summary: Harry's destiny is inevitable- or so the prophecy says.
Written for the Tamerlane Challenge in PA.