Penname: Skipper424 [Contact]
Real name: James Braddock
Member Since: 12/09/06
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Hi. I'm James and I write fan fiction. Sorry, was just practicing for the upcoming MNFF-aholics Anonymous meeting. Please feel free to check out some of my stories.


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The Aurora Box by Skipper424
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Lily is having a tough time getting along with her sister. As she becomes more aware of her magic side, Petunia’s resentment is growing at a proportional rate, to a point where Lily is having second thoughts about wanting to learn more magic. Severus despises Petunia for what he feels is selfishness and jealously. His more immediate problem, however, is trying to make sure Lily stays enthusiastic about magic so that she will go to Hogwarts. There, he is sure he will have more time with her away from her narrow-minded, Muggle sister.

This story was written by Skipper of Hufflepuff for the November One-Shot Challenge.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4913 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/17/07 Updated: 11/18/07


Across the Line by Skipper424
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 20]

Summary: Scorpius is much different than his Malfoy name would suggest. He’s a very friendly and genuine young wizard who, against the odds, has become close friends with Albus Potter. He is bright as a student and has an amazing talent for Potions, drawing him comparisons to a former Hogwarts Headmaster named Snape. His quick smile is charming and he has a sense of adventure and mischief to match any Potter. And, unbeknownst to Albus, he’s fallen for the youngest Potter, Lily.

It all sounds like countless other school-age romance scenarios taking place at both magical and Muggle schools worldwide, none of which end in tragedy. What makes this one different? There is a line existing between safety and danger. Not all people posses the ability to recognize it, or foresee possible consequences of their actions when they cross it. Even in the absence of malicious intent, awful things can happen when one strays across this line into an uncharted and treacherous wilderness of ignorance.

This is the first place winner of the September One-Shot Challenge. Very special thanks to joybelle423 for her wonderful beta reading. I cannot thank her enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you ...

Warning: This story contains implied non-consensual sex. There is nothing graphic and the reader does not witness the act, but learns enough about it to possibly be disturbed if sensitive to such things. Please proceed with this warning firmly in mind.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Non-Consensual Sex

Word count: 6938 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/17/07 Updated: 10/17/07


The Great White Bear by Skipper424
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Joseph Carlyle could never get the Patronus Charm to work quite right. He struggled with it through school and it nearly cost him a passing grade on his charms N.E.W.T., dashing his hopes of becoming an Auror. Despite the fact that there were a number of other candidates with more attractive resumes, despite having to work as a cook in a Muggle restaurant, and despite having to live with his wife’s parents when they learned she was pregnant, he never lost his passion for his dream career.

Will he ever succeed in obtaining the job he always wanted? Will it be everything he ever hoped? Will he be able to support his family? Or will the critical gap in his Defence Against the Dark Arts skills cost him dearly?

This story took first place in the June One-Shot Challenge – The Best Patronus Ever. I would really like to thank MissPurplePen and joybelle423 for all of their work and suggestions for improvement.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5313 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/02/07 Updated: 07/03/07


Points of View by Skipper424
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: This is a one-shot written for the First Skele-Gro Challenge over on the MNFF Forums. It actually took first place.

Hermione is getting impatient with Ron. It's pretty obvious to everyone that he has feelings for her, but will not admit it. Frustrated, she begins exchanging letters with an old friend of hers, a certain Bulgarian of Tri-Wizard fame.

Ron is incensed when he discovers Hermione is getting letters from Viktor again. And, now, there's a wedding proposal on the table?

I'd like to thank joybelle423 and Phily for their help! I make a ton of mistakes and my work is a mess without the outstanding work of my betas.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1530 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/18/07 Updated: 04/24/07


It's Not a Love Potion by Skipper424
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: This one-shot was originally written for a Hufflepuff House Valentine's Day Challenge. Specifically, it was written for the “Surprise Date” prompt, in which two canon characters had to end up together because their friends/dates left without them. I picked the pairing I did intentionally because it goes against the popular grain just a bit. To me, you can’t get much more of a surprise date than this one.

As always, I want to thank joybelle423 for beta-reading. She does a truly outstanding job!


Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1364 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
02/18/07 Updated: 02/24/07


Priorities by Skipper424
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary:

The Great Wizard War has ended and a lot of things have changed in the magical world as a result. Perhaps the most significant change is the fact that the existence of wizards and witches is no longer a secret to Muggles. Hermione Granger is the new head of the Muggle Liaison Office and her life has become hectic since the end of the war. Historically under utilized and under funded, the Muggle Liaison Office has become one of the busiest arms of the Ministry. Ten to eighteen hour days have become standard for her and it is beginning to take a serious toll on her personal life, namely in her relationship with Ron.

This story was written for the February One-Shot Challenge and got an honourable mention!



Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4984 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/24/07 Updated: 02/24/07


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