I became intrigued with Harry Potter after the movie release of the Half-Blood Prince, after which I read the books and was accordingly caught in the thrill of Harryâ€™s magic world. Since then I have never managed to escape.
I write fan fiction because I like to write, and would rather be writing original material but unfortunately inspiration is far and few between. I also happen to be an obsessive compulsive, raving fangirl whom enjoys furthering characters and exploiting tantalizing plot opportunities. Also, because all that nasty business of coming up with characters/setting/plot has already been taken care of by someone else.
I have another profile, under the same name, on "the pit of voles" where you can find many more Harry Potter stories written by me, as well as brushes with a couple other fandoms. I only submit works to this site that are among my personal favorites.
I'm fond of one-word titles and chocolate.
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.
A deceptively light, satirical story about a young lawyer who makes his big break to success during the trial of Lucius Malfoy--and learns an important lesson in the process.
I am FenrirG of Ravenclaw, writing for the August One-Shot Challenge: The Trial of Lucius Malfoy.