Hi there! I’m Soraya. I’m seventeen years old and am a proud Muslim British Bangladeshi. I live in East London and have loved reading and writing from a young age. I’m rather obsessed with Harry Potter (aren’t we all, lol?), tea (not a surprise considering I’m a Brit) and good grammar. School eats me up most of the time, but the last year or so has been made far, far more bearable because of MNFF and all the wonderful, fabulous friends I’ve made here.
Some of those friends are, in no particular order: Alex, Jess, Carole, Gina, Natalie, Kara, Hannah!Bob, Lori, Pooja, Nadia, Julia, Minna, Maple, Emma, the Ebil One, Sophie, Ellie, Lily, Lovisa, Ariana, Jamie, Meg, Lisa, Sarah and Dinny. You guys are amazing and you all rock!
Just so you know, these are posted firstly according to what kind of pairing, if any, is in the story, and then in chronological order in accordance to my own canon, not necessarily the order in which they were posted.
My first chaptered fic. This is rather dark James/Lily, despite its many clichés, lol. It’s terribly written, but I still have a place in my heart for it because of how much fun it was to write. This story has now been deleted, but if you really, really want to read it, you can still find it on FF.net and HPFF. (I advise you don't, though :P)
Second Childishness and Mere Oblivion (James/Lily)
Written for Round One (Major Characters) of Madam Pomfrey’s Character Clinic Triathlon, this one-shot is about James and Lily’s relationship getting rockier and rockier after they left Hogwarts, especially when Lily is faced with the trials of being a wife and motherhood. This has a bit of smut in it, hehe.
My Love is Always Here (James/Lily)
This was a belated birthday present for the wonderful Gina/Gmariam, aka the queen of James/Lily. Motherhood is getting to Lily, and Harry is being a pain.
One and Only (Remus/Tonks)
Written for the lovely Alex/Ithinkrabis2people in the Ravenclaw Christmas Drabble Exchange. This is a missing moment set just after Tonks’s outburst to Remus in the hospital wing at the end of HBP.
Out of My Life (Harry/Ginny)
My only AU. I tweaked a small part of canon in this -- basically, Harry actually said goodbye to Ginny properly when he broke up with her. Very angsty, and this is only up for sentimental reasons.
A Different Kind of Magic (Harry/Ginny)
Written for the You’re Having My Baby challenge at SIYE. Ginny finds out she’s pregnant, but Harry receives the news before her and therefore has to tell his wife. This was my first ever story at MNFF. It was written when I was thirteen, and it definitely shows, so it would not be wise to read it, lol. I was, however, thrilled with the reception it got, which is something :)
A Different Kind of Magic 2: Parenthood (Harry/Ginny)
A sequel, obviously, to A Different Kind of Magic. Ginny goes into labour, and both Harry and Ginny realise what it means to be parents. Again, this was written from Back in the Days and is hence not worth your time, hehe.
The Caustic Ticking of the Clock (Rowena/Helga)
Written for the Great Hall Cotillion, this story is my only Founders story so far, and it’s about Rowena and Helga’s secret relationship. I am proud of this one, which doesn’t usually happen :)
Catching Fire (James/Sirius)
This was written for SPEW 007. My prompt was “Embers”, and it’s set just after Remus’s second transformation with the Marauders. James is badly injured, and he and Sirius realise, inadvertently, that they might just have feelings for each other.
Flicker and Fail (Katie/Leanne)
This was written for Secret SPEW, and my recipient was the absolutely fabulous Alex/welshdevondragon. It’s my take on Leanne and Katie’s relationship from way before they were even at Hogwarts as well as what eventually happens to Katie in HBP, when she was cursed.
Blood and Roses (Scorpius/Rose, Scorpius/Dominique, Dominique/OC)
Written for the Great Hall Mysterious May challenge, this was my first Next Generation fic about Scorpius, mostly, and the trials he faces after his daughter is murdered.
Broken Glass (Louis/Lily)
This is the story of when Loulily really began. After the deaths of his immediate family, Louis is finding it hard to cope, even six months later. Lily somehow helps. It’s a little smutty. I’m proud of this one, too :)
The Highway of Regret (Scorpius/Lily, Scorpius/Rose, Louis/Lily)
Also written for the Great Hall Cotillion. It’s my one and only Scily. This is all about secret relationships and mistakes people make. Lily’s angry at Louis, and Scorpius has just broken up with Rose; when Lily gets drunk in the pub, things... happen. :P
I Will Lay Down My Heart (Albus/Rose, Scorpius/Rose)
Written for Round Two (Minor Characters) of Madam Pomfrey’s Character Clinic Triathlon. Albus has been in love with Rose for years, but what happened with them when they were younger has put a dent in their relationship. It doesn’t help that Rose is actually in love with Scorpius, either. This is smutty too.
This was written for the Great Hall-iday challenge for the Operation: Mistletoe prompt, and this was where my love for Loulily began.
This is about how five men in Potterverse dealt with remorse in different ways.
This poem is about how Remus feels about Sirius (not slashy, btw).
Written for the Magic in Music challenge over in Poetry, Anyone? This was set to the track “Obliviate” in DH1 and is about Hermione modifying her parents’ memories.
Written for the Goodbye challenge in Poetry, Anyone? This was about saying goodbye, and how difficult it could be.
After All This Time
Written for the Deathly Hallows challenge in Poetry, Anyone?. I ship unrequited Snape/Lily, and this is probably the only time Snape will be on my author page, lol.
Written for the MC Kreacher challenge in Poetry, Anyone? This was written from the POV of Bill Weasley after his wife’s death.
Written for the Great Bannermakers’ Hall challenge. The banner I picked had Merope Gaunt on it, and it’s probably my darkest story; it’s definitely the only one to have a dubious consent warning. It’s about, as you might guess, the abuse Merope suffered from her father and brother.
Written for SPEW 007. My prompt was “Juggling”, and it’s just a silly piece of dialogue-only banter between Remus and Sirius. Sirius realises Remus likes Tonks, and he tries to persuade Remus to act on his feelings.
And that’s it! Along with being a moderator, I’m also a member of SPEW and SBBC. I hope to see you around on the forums; feel free to contact me via PM or review if you have any questions or comments about my stories!
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: When Charity Burbage became the Muggle Studies professor, she was looking for a new life, safe in the enclave of Hogwarts.
She certainly wasn't looking for love.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Second Great Hall Cotillion.
Thank you, Natalie, (hestiajones) for an on the hoof beta job.
Summary: During their sixth year at Hogwarts, James and Remus find themselves drawn together as they come of age. How will it change their friendship--with the others, as well as one another?
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw NOT writing for the Great Hall Cotillion of 2013.
Summary: When impulsive new Auror Alice Hamilton is partnered with the more serious and experienced Frank Longbottom, neither is quite sure what to expect. They have a history, after all, and a different way of approaching the job. Yet in a world where dark forces continue to threaten the safety and security of the magical community, they must work together in spite of their feelings--especially when it becomes clear that You-Know-Who is planning a major offensive that will threaten both their relationship and their lives.
Summary: The story of Ron and Hermione through a series of missing moments. Who said love was simple?
Summary: Sometimes, you just need a good wake up call to tell you that something is unhealthy. This is the story of how Louis manages to convince Lily that what she is doing isn't good for her.
Summary: Lily has a theory. James thinks she’s mad. Remus and Sirius don’t know what their friends are discussing, but they would be very amused if they did. How long will it take for Lily to win the argument this time?
I am very grateful to Pooja/Ginny Weasley Potter for looking over this for me.
This story is dedicated to the inestimably fabulous Soraya/xxbabewithbrainsxx, as a rather late birthday present. Happy birthday, my lovely, and I hope you enjoy this. It’s officially the first time I’ve written an SSP!
Summary: While in Azkaban, Sirius has a lot of time to think about things best forgotten. And then he leaves, and he is confronted with these things head-on. They even follow him to death.
Summary: James returns to the dormitory one night to find Sirius is not happy about his new relationship with Lily Evans. He is shocked to discover the reason his best friend is so upset.
Summary: Adrian Pucey has always had a tumultuous relationship with Miles Bletchley, but as the years tread on, 'tumultuous' is just the beginning. And when Miles is found dead at the Battle of Hogwarts -- and as a Death Eater -- Adrian's sense of loss pales in comparison to what he finds at the funeral.
It figures that he ignores the other side of roses. Thorns fit to draw blood are what remain after the flowers die off, far overshadowing the few months when they splay their gaudy plumage to the summer sun. They’re nice sometimes; for the most part, though, they are sharp and vindictive and unworthy of the attention they receive.
No, Rose thinks. Roses are ugly.
Summary: Five years after his experience in the Vanishing Cabinet, Graham Montague is a different man: a man still struggling to recover, to live, to love. Yet a chance meeting with a young singer at a bar changes him in more ways than one...
Written for the Rainbow Challenge in the Great Hall by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
Falling in love teaches Dennis Creevey that sometimes, needing someone isn't a bad thing, especially as it helps him forget all that he's lost.
It fails, however, to show him that forgetting can only go on for so long.
Thank you to Ari for her loveliness in betaing this story.
Summary: Draco ought to have expected he'd end up dying facedown in an alley, but nothing could have prepared him for the events or the friendships that would follow.
Draco/Neville, with references to previous Draco/Harry and Neville/Harry, as well as references (nothing explicit, merely allusions) to non-consensual memories.
Beta'd by the inestimable Soraya, to whom I owe at least three tonnes of baked goods by now.
I'm still not JKR.
I'm still not JKR.
Third in the Long Way Down continuity, this story takes place between the events of The Breaking Point and Tempus Vernum.
Summary: Dominique Weasley had not wanted to attend the party, but when she saw her, all thoughts of Disapparating vanished as she was wrenched off her axis and capitulated into hitherto unknown feelings.
This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry into the Great Hall Illustration for Inspiration Challenge. I chose a picture drawn by the amazing Natalie (hestiajones) I must also thank her for beta'ing this fic.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.
Summary: On the last day of his last year, a young man looks to his future in a poppy field by the lake…
Written for the Character Clinic Challenge by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Written for the 2012 Character Challenge, a missing moment in which Draco Malfoy receives the Dark Mark before returning to school for his sixth year. Several years later, he violently regrets his choice.
Daphne Greengrass had until her twenty-first birthday to pick a husband, or her parents would choose one for her. With only months to go before the deadline, she found herself with a perfect suitor in Theodore Nott.
But when a freak pregnancy landed her in the care of cranky Healer-in-Training Michael Corner, Daphne started to realise that things she thought she knew were slowly being turned upside-down. And what she thought she knew about Michael Corner began to dissolve into something different entirely.
This story has been nominated for two 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Non-Canon Romance and Best Post-Hogwarts Story.