22 July 2008: It's been quite a while since I've updated this, so I'm giving it a shot, trying to do it without all the banners/links. You can, however, see all of the banners for my stories by going to the profile for my LiveJournal community, fics_by_megan:
There are the pretty banners made by the artists here on MNFF, as well as those made by the artists over on TDA, since I also post my stories on HPFF.
As of today, I have 40 stories posted on this account, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. (Even with starting university in a few months.) Another one-shot, as a matter of fact, is with betas right now.
Lately, I've fallen in love with reading and writing Sirius/Hermione stories, although of course, my current WIPs are still, definitely, being worked on.
Hello. The name is Megan, and the age is 19 (though I'll be 20 quite soon).
My Award-Winning Stories:
-- Thousands Say Farewell (Third)
-- Are You Brave Enough? (Second)
-- Fortune Favours the Brave (First)
-- Messages of Heart and Mind (Honourable Mention)
-- Recolitus Optimus (First)
-- Never Leave You (Second)
-- Adoris Integare (First)
-- Justify (Third)
My Upcoming/Planned Stories:
1) "Untitled": a chaptered fic, it'll be the largest part that tells the overal story that I have planned for Sirius and Hermione. Both "Come Back To Me" and "Watching Him Remember" are parts of this story, and there are hints in both of them about the overall mystery, but it's in this longer fic that everything will be told. [Expected Release: TBA]
2) "Once Upon a Time": a short story, this is another Sirius/Hermione story that's being planned out right now. It's written in response to a challenge given over on the HPFF forums. And of course, it will star Sirius Black and Hermione Granger. [Expected Release: TBA]
3) "Untitled": a short story, this is an idea that's been in my head for ages, though I haven't gone much further with it than dwelling on the basic plot. Will be an Alternate Universe fic, using canon up until around mid-OotP. Mainly starring Sirius Black and Lord Voldemort, with plenty of appearances by the other characters of the books. [Expected Release: TBA]
4) "Caught": a one-shot, it will be the sequel to "Brothers", and will basically pick up right where that one left off. Currently in the planning stages, and starring Sirius Black. [Expected Release: TBA]
Summary: Sirius Black: A son, a brother; a friend, a Marauder; a prisoner, a fugitive, a godfather. Many roles were played by Sirius, most veiled with tragedy or loss ... But even in dark night skies, there are stars that shine bright.
A short story collection dedicated to Padfoot.
Summary: She was trapped in that house, the walls suffocating her. But it hadn’t always been like that; there was a time when she was happy there. Yet that time is gone, but can she justify – even to herself, if to no one else – performing the greatest of crimes? Can she justify betrayal?
Summary: “Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can’t control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense.”
It started on a spring day in the library, when they both decided to act on emotions. It ended while watching a sunset in the backyard, when they both decided it was ‘for the best’. And it became fully understood on a stormy night, when they both decided that love wasn’t always logical.
Edit: Nominated for "Best Non-Canon Romance" in the 2008 QSQ Awards
Summary: Terror, panic, and confusion made up the First War. The Dark Lord and his Death Eaters kept the Wizarding World in a state of darkness and war for over a decade.
But what if Hallowe'en of 1981 hadn't ended it, and the war had continued for years? What if things had happened differently and a family's lives were saved?
(An AU, First War story)
Summary: Sirius Black.
How many memories two such simple words could trigger. How much pain, and joy. How much disappointment.
How much conflict and fear
How many decisions and actions
"Why her?” he asked. The name had felt familiar at first, though he hadn’t been able to place it then. He could now.
Only a smirk from the man answered Sirius's question, and with another snap of his fingers, the wizard disappeared.
Sirius, now left alone in the dark alleyway, glanced at the parchment for a third time, the name bringing forth memories long-since forgotten for the dark-haired Animagus.
A Gauntlet 6 submission by guiding ray of sunlight and megan_lupin of Gryffindor.
Summary: The summer day had ended, yet not everyone had been granted sleep. He had wanted to be alone, and she had wanted a drink to defeat her insomnia. He remembered, and she watched. And both had wondered.
[Companion story to Come Back To Me]
Summary: One ran. One pursued. And one tried to understand. There was one night; there were three men; there was one emotion.
Summary: It was a time of terror, a time of panic and confusion. It was a time when death and pain ran rampant, and shadows sought to destroy the Light. It was a time when friends and family feared for themselves and for others. It was a time when Darkness threatened to overcome the Wizarding World. It was a time of death ... but also a time of life. It was the time of the First War.
[Sequel to Part IV: Recognition of the Sirius short story collection, Shades of Black.]
Summary: It has been thought that dreams hold great value in divining unknown knowledge. Some adhere to the belief that a dream is capable of foretelling events, be they tragic or wonderful. Others believe that a dream is strictly that – a dream. Helga has a dream that shakes her focus and one that could have unforeseen effects on a friendship and on a school. Will the Founders fall, or will Hogwarts truly become the school they have always envisioned?
Written for the “New Year Challenge Two: Dreams” by megan_lupin of Gryffindor.
Summary: She knew he wasn’t ready, knew he was too young. Yet there was nothing more she could do to keep him from making such a choice. But when he’s given a suicide mission, she does what any mother would do. She makes her decision, and she does it for her son.
Summary: “I love you.”
It had been three days since they’d been together. Three days ago, she had told him. Three days ago, he had left. And now, with only minutes left to them, they tried to express everything that they felt for one another, tried to say everything that they wished to say, before time ran out.
“Come back. Come back to me.”
Summary: “He rose up and up, higher and higher into the morning sky before angling his broom in a steep dive, only to right it again at the last possible moment. Faster and faster he flew, circling around the goal hoops, soaring over the stands, twisting and turning in midair to dodge invisible Bludgers.”
James Potter knew he was good; he knew he had talent. And this year, everyone else in Hogwarts would know it, too.
Summary: A young woman walks home at a very late hour, but things are not always peaceful in the night. Especially during a war.
Written for tc015 of MNFF in the Gryffindor Halloween Drabble Exchange (2006).
Summary: Nightmares created another sleepless night for Sirius Black, but who would have thought that the night would include the meeting of old friends, trying to decipher cryptic poems, and travelling to centuries in the past to supposedly complete an as-of-yet unknown task?
Written for the "Gauntlet Writing Challenge V" by megan_lupin of Gryffindor.
Edit: Received First Place!
Summary: “The ones that love us never really us.”
But that is not the way that he feels. Harry does not feel like anyone is with him, but rather that he is completely and utterly alone. Nothing is right and everything is wrong, now … And while his godson feels alone, Sirius must do the hardest thing that anyone ever does – and say goodbye.
Written for the 'Missing You' prompt in the "Full Moon Challenge" by megan_lupin of Gryffindor.
Edit: Received Second Place!
Summary: “Perhaps that was the story of his life, summed up in just a few, simple words: Freedom Gained and Lost. He would gain that much desired for feeling of freedom only to have it snatched from him. He would escape only to be trapped again. Someone had always trapped him, every time he had lost his freedom.”
Summary: “I will not break.” No matter how hard they tried, he would not give in. “I will not fall.” It was for the three of them that he fought. “I made my choice.” Years had passed, but he would not forget the choice that mattered. “I will stand strong.” They tell him that he will give in … But he knows that he won’t.
[Set in Robin4’s ‘Unbroken Universe’].
Summary: “Forbidden fruit is sweetest.”
The temptation is always strong when one discovers knowledge that they should not see. And not everyone denies the sweetest of all fruits … Some embrace it hungrily.
Summary: Slytherin House. It is where his legacy is; his family has always been in the serpentine House, save for an occasional Ravenclaw. He grew up learning about Salazar Slytherin and seeing the green and silver colours of one of Hogwarts’ Founders. There was simply no other option for one of his blood. But is that really the truth? Is it possible for there to be a lion in the midst of snakes?
Summary: “Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.”
A late night stroll to clear the mind leads to an unlikely conversation between two friends, where walls that have spent years being built up are suddenly torn down.
Edit: Nominated for "Best Non-Canon Romance" in the 2008 QSQ Awards