Hermione Granger receives a strange and beautiful gift anonymously, and is swept off her feet at the Ministry's staff Masquerade Christmas Ball. Caught beneath the mistletoe, Hermione finds herself snogging an incredibly intoxicating young man, only to be shocked when she learns with whom she had been locking lips. Banner by littlemissy@TDA
So run it was."
For Lady Ausra's Trope of Aces challenge at HPFT.
Sometimes you change the mask you're wearing. Sometimes the mask changes you.
The enemies-to-friends-to-lovers, fake dating, mutual pining, tropes-ridden Scorose AU that no one really asked for, but I just couldn't help writing.
Written for The Trope of Aces Challenge @ HPFT.
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The War revealed many truths about humankind...the most important of those truths is that all humans are innately inclined to violence and chaos. We are hosts to an entire horde of plaguing ailments like jealousy and greed and we lack the physical and emotional capabilities to cope with such diseases. That is how the War started. That is how the world ended. That is why there is a grand nothingness on the Outside, beyond the walls of the Sovereignty.
My name is Cyril Bernard and I play a highly important role in maintaining the peace and overall wellbeing of our wonderfully prospering society (despite what that Mark Van said because what does that peacebreaker know anyway).
Second Place in scooterbug8515's Anything But Harry Challenge
October 2018 Featured Fic
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It isn't easy being the middle child. Somehow, Albus Potter makes it look so simple.
A story of Quidditch, self-discovery, and a little bit of love.
Love can be quick like a flash of light in a pan lasting today and ending tomorrow. Love can also be eternal, everlasting and take even beyond a lifetime to run its course. For Minerva McGonagall, love had a way of taking the long road for her.
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Reflections never change, but people do.
For Unwritten Curse's Cultural Diversity challenge, and dirigibleplums' Musical Muse challenge.
Aislyn Ashmiller joins the Provost's Guard, called the Dogs, with dreams of providing for her orphan siblings and maybe even being as successful as the renowned Mastiff, Beka Cooper.
It won't be easy when Aislyn finds resistence on all sides. Her sister hates the Dogs for taking away their mother. The charismatic rogue seeks to emply her skills in less than legal ways. Worst of all, the cult of the Gentle Mother brings protests and threats against woman who dare to fight for a living.
Can Aislyn stay true to herself amid so much chaos?
It was the last true summer of their youth, but the fellowship of the Marauders was blighted by an act of thoughtless anger. Now, Sirius' gone missing and no one has seen him for more than a week. Where did he go, and just as importantly, does Remus really want to find him?
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WANTED FOR AN EXCITING ADVENTURE
Conductor on the Knight Bus
No NEWTS required
A few OWLS recommended
Reasonable pay and benefits
Must be open-minded and friendly with every person, animal and object that embarks on the bus.
See the Department of Magical Transportation for an application.
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August, 1997. The Ministry of Magic has changed. Death Eaters are everywhere, Ministry workers are disappearing, and the Muggle-born Registration Commission has come into effect. As a new employee in the Floo Network Authority with a dubious reputation for loyalty, Marietta Edgecombe must decide where her allegiances lie in such unstable and difficult times.
TGS Awards 2013 Winner: Most Imaginative
(Originally written in 2013 - no edits)
We are Netrophil. You cannot stop us. You cannot find us. We are just like you.
There have been rumours of Pandora Haze, a technology company working with the government, creating a way to control humans. There have been rumours of suspicious tests in genetics laboratories all over the country. There have been death threats and bombings and fires and, once or twice, a few mostly-accidental murders. Netrophil is the group responsible. Unfortunately, it mostly consists of university students who don't understand the dangers. This is the story of how Janine attempts to lead a cell of revolutionaries who are, let's be honest, more interested in whether she's having sex with Sara Smith than the destruction of humanity.
Or, the one where all your faves are part of Netrophil.
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In the summer between fifth and sixth year, and in the aftermath of a prank gone horribly wrong, Sirius Black sets out to mend the damage he's caused to his friendships. In the process, he begins to mend himself, too.
For jessicalorewrites' Diversity Challenge. Winner of Best Diversity in the 2016 Golden Paws. Runner up for Best Major Character in the 2017 F.R.O.G.S.
Note: due to the scope of the changes to this story, I would really appreciate if people avoided directly transferring reviews from other sites :)
“Everyone deserves a chance for equal representation.” That was her platform, and she was going to stand by it. “If I would have known who you were, I would have prepared better documentation.”
The woman’s smile didn’t change. “If you knew who we were,” she said carefully, “you wouldn’t have come.”
Reworked for Levana's 'Stop Shop and Rework It' Challenge, June, 2018.
Welcome to my (slightly AU) Dramione Deconstruction fic. This was written for people like me, who don't think the ship can work without the addition of vampires.
Then she saw it. Two broken, wavy lines across the top of his wrist, not pink from the coffee spill, but actually glowing from under his skin. At the same time, she felt her own wrist burn like it never had before. The marks were shockingly familiar, like the underside of her own arm. They matched hers.
No. It couldn’t be this man. There had to be some mistake.
Written for Madimalfoy’s “The Soulmate AU and Random Prompt Challenge”
Written for Starfeather’s “Auror’s Tale Story Challenge Season 4 Unleash Your Mystery! Challenge”
Entered in Sapphicsunrise's "The Vocational Challenge"
Rated Mature for Sensitive Issues and Violence
“So,” said Harry, “the diary. . .the ring. . The cup, the locket, the snake. . . and something that was once Ravenclaw’s or Gryffindor’s.“
“An admirably succinct and accurate summary, yes,” said Dumbledore, bowing his head. (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, p. 507, American Edition.)
Six items-famed for being the vessels of Voldemort’s soul. Set in eight vignettes across ten centuries, this is their stories before their fates were sealed.
They say love is always in the least expected of places.
Mina Scotts wants a promotion. James wants more freedom. They both want to be happy.
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Charlie Weasley had pretty much resigned himself to solitude. He was content with his life, fulfilled by his work, and not particularly interested in seeking out a mate.
Besides, where was he going to find someone else who shared his passion for magical creatures and would want to talk about dragons for hours on end?
Right in the middle of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, as it turned out.
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Can a flower truly thrive under pressure? Rose Weasley finds out the hard way after graduating from Hogwarts and is thrust headfirst into the world of adulthood. To her parents’ dismay, she takes a position as a florist in a Hogsmeade flower shop. It isn’t easy though, with an overbearing father breathing down her neck and the emergence of an old academic rival. But with guidance from her beloved former professor, Rose learns that to feel the sunshine, she must turn away from the shadows.
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After coming up with a brilliant plan to stop an argument between her parents,
Verity winds up in 2002 where she realises she has to help them fall in love all over again.
When Lydia met Regulus Black she had no idea how much he would change her life
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Then the King flew into a passion, and ordered a dark tower to be built, into which no ray of sunlight or moonlight should enter. When it was finished, he said, “Therein shalt thou be imprisoned for seven years, and then I will come and see if thy perverse spirit is broken.” Meat and drink for the seven years were carried into the tower, and then she and her waiting-woman were led into it and walled up, and thus cut off from the sky and from the earth...
A story of love on the American prairie.
Inspired by 'Maid Maleen,' as collected and recorded by the Brothers Grimm, for nott theodore's Fairy Tale Challenge.
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Lily Evans’ soulmate is a complete idiot. Although she’s never actually met him to confirm this.
A Soulmate!AU tale of rugby matches, incompetent medical interns, and a broken rib or two.
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The necromancer George Krupp has been summoned to the Department ofMysteries to examine the archway in the Death Chamber. Apparently, it's leaking. When he travels beyond the Veil, it's not at all what he expects.
An Old Kingdom crossover.
Warning: This will have extensive spoilers for my story 'Bodies at Rest'.