Annabel is having a bad day. Her sudden and unexpected meeting with a face from her past is unlikely to improve matters.
This was Northumbrian of Ravenclaw House writing for Round Three of the 2012 Character Triathlon. This is now a longer chaptered story.
Nominated for: Best Original Character (Chaptered) story (for the narrator, Annabel) and Best Next Generation Story - Quicksilver Quills 2013
Summary: It is 1980, and a lot of people are looking for Lily Potter. Who will find her first?
Summary: Dudley Dursley has just experienced the death of his elderly father Vernon from heart disease, when he receives a letter from beyond the grave, a letter that puts a new light on things. An unsuspected time bomb involving his cousin Harry has been ticking for nineteen years.
This is Vicki of Slytherin House, writing for the Second Annual Terrible Two-Shot Challenge.
A Thank You to Elaine/Islastorm of Gryffindor for looking over the manuscript for me.
On a stormy October evening, a letter, a late night trip to the library and a secret conversation lead Lily Evans to discover that there are several mysteries in her life that only she has the capability and the inclination to solve. The first mystery is James Potter – what could turn him from the arrogant, could-care-less boy that she had previously known to someone withdrawn and far away? Then, perhaps more troubling, there is Esther Collins, the fifth year who has vanished without a trace. Furthermore, one of Lily’s best friends, Izza, is seeing a mystery boy and Lily is determined to know who.
Then there is the threat of war, backstabbing friends and NEWT’s. A disinherited and emotionally battered Sirius Black is the source of heartache for his friends, except perhaps Izza, who, with her own terrifying family, might just understand him. Lily’s closest male friend, Remus Lupin, is hiding a dangerous secret from her. Peter’s girlfriend is screwing him over, and the whole time Lily is struggling to stop the people she loves from coming apart at the seams.
Summary: James Potter is Head Boy and Gryffindor Quidditch captain in his seventh year at Hogwarts. He has three best friends and his life seems perfect--except that Lily Evans, the only girl he's ever loved, can't stand him.
Lily Evans is Head Girl and top of their class. She's always been disgusted by James' arrogance, yet she can't seem to stop blushing when he's around.
As their Head Boy and Girl duties bring them together, can James find a way to win Lily's love?
A Different Kind of Magic has been nominated for the 2011 Quicksilver Quills: Best Canon Romance. Thank you!
Summary: Weddings don't just happen you know! They need planning.
Summary: In a world where Peter does not hero-worship James, James’s life foreshadows Harry’s, Remus hides his Patronus for love, and Sirius is raised by a loving family, how differently would their lives turn out?
This story is dedicated to my dogs, since it came to me while I was ridding them of ticks.
On a less serious note, I also want to dedicate it to my Marauder Era goddesses--Gmariam/Gingin and Equinox Chick/Croll. Croll deserves all the beta reader awards in the planet for her valuable tips.
Summary: Alice defied the odds when she became the first woman Auror in the 20th century.
Lily was up against even worse when she, a Muggle-born, became a rising star in potions, the most tradition-centric field of magic.
They each sacrificed to prove themselves.
They sacrificed even more for their sons.
This is the bittersweet tale of a war that brought two remarkable women together and made them the best of friends, before it ripped their families apart.
Bachelor life suited Zach Smith just fine, and the lack of expectations on his time and attention suited him even more.
But his life changed in an instant with a knock on the door and an unexpected delivery.
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: 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.
A boy. A girl. A budding romance. If only things never got complicated...
(Violence warning is for later chapters; I promise nothing graphic, it's just a caution)
Summary: Dread is the only thing that goes through Ariel Sachs’ mind as he embarks on his last year at Hogwarts. A place he’s grown to hate. He has no plans and no hopes for the future. The only constants in his life are his loneliness and his crush on Christian Ackerman, the Ravenclaw stud. Ariel soon realizes that his plans to quietly survive his last year won’t work, when he gets caught up in the preparations of the first wedding to be held at Hogwarts. On the way, he will find support from a couple of unexpected characters and maybe, even, meet that someone he has been longing for his entire life.
Summary: All Scorpius Malfoy had wanted on the Saturday before Halloween was to spend some time in Hogsmeade alone with his girlfriend, Lily Potter. But Fate appeared to have other plans. Not only is her annoying cousin Hugo Weasley tagging along, but in the aftermath of a violent storm, a body is uncovered.
Working with his boss, Head Auror Harry Potter, to discover the identity of the victim, and the truth of her death, Scorpius quickly learns that not all skeletons are buried underground.
This is a the sequel to High. It is not necessary to read that to understand this, but what the heck, you might just enjoy it!
Many, many thanks to Kara (Karaley Dargen) for not only beta'ing this story, but putting up with the tortuous search for a title.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but I think you know that.
Uncovered by Death won the 2013 QSQ for Best Chaptered Next Generation Story. Thank you very much.
Summary: When Harry woke that first morning in Grimmauld Place, he wondered if Ron and Hermione had fallen asleep holding hands. This fic provides a possible answer to that question. A missing moment from Deathly Hallows.
Summary: Rose and Scorpius have overcome much family disapproval to be together. But when the unexpected happens, how much family history will surface between them? Will they be able to create a hopeful future in spite of the grim past?
February 2000 Newly Qualified (in record time) Auror Harry Potter remains obsessed with “The List.” The ten people still wanted for their part in the Battle of Hogwarts. Their capture is essential. It will bring closure to the events of the past few years. Harry has set himself a target. He wants to see “The Last Death Eater” and the other nine captured before the second Anniversary of the battle. His attempts to meet his target will bring heartbreak, danger, pain, and a lifechanging injury for one former DA member.
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
Summary: Some tradition are made to be passed from generation to generation. Harry discovers just how much fun these traditions can be.
Summary: Shaking free of one's chains is never easy. Least of all, for Draco Malfoy.Disclaimer: I am not J.K. Rowling. (Duh.) Dedication: I wrote this for Carole/Equinox Chick, because I've wanted to write her a birthday fic for three years and failed, because her encouragement has meant more to me than she could possibly know, and because she told me to write more Draco. (What?) She's also Mistress of The Brawl, from whence this fic came.