A voice said, Look me in the stars,
And tell me truly, men of earth,
If all the soul-and-body scars,
Were not too much to pay for birth - Robert Frost
Summary: Ron wasn't always afraid of spiders, you know. Then, one day, everything changed. He was only three.
All that matters is the face you show to the world.
Hard-faced, but in love.
What’s a girl to do?
This is LollyLovesick of Hufflepuff submitting my entry for Rosmerta's Mini-Gauntlet being held in The Three Broomsticks over at the MNFF beta boards.Nominated for Best General Story in the 2012 Quicksilver Quills. Thank you!
Summary: Dumbledore's dead, and Tonks has just said she loves him, but Remus is still too afraid to go after what he wants. Here's hoping Molly Weasley can get him to take matters into his own hands.
Summary: During the reign of the Carrows, Dumbledore's Army fought against them. The D.A. also had each others' backs, no matter what happened. But it wasn't always that way. It took a fourth-year, a little black book, and a plan the size of Hogwarts itself to make the D.A. realize their only chance of survival lied with each other.
This is iMusic17 of Slytherin writing for the Outstanding OWL's prompt in the School of Mischief Challenge in the Great Hall.
Summary: 'Her eyes were ablaze with a passion that I had previously believed to have died out. Somehow this defiance, this tiniest hint of uprising, had lit a spark within her, and it was a welcome sight.'
The day Harry Potter didn't board the Hogwarts Express changed everything for me, for suddenly Ginny Weasley wasn't the same.
Summary: Three sisters. One Dark Lord. This story is about how the choices they made affected who they turned out to be.
Summary: To die by your side, well the pleasure; the privilege is mine - The Smiths
War is not a place for children. But then, is it a place for anyone?
Colin Creevey may be a child and not the most threatening weapon the Light has to offer. But he has weapons of his own; bravery; heart; loyalty; spirit, enthusiasm; love - he has them all in abundance and doesn't know if they're enough but it doesn't matter.
Because he needs this - to be a part of something. To help take back what was taken from them. And if he doesn't make it, he leaves them without regret. Because he was right where he needed to be; next to the people he needed to be with.
This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award in the category Best General Story
Summary: Life at Hogwarts is all but cheerful under the Carrows' reign. One of the changes that hurts the students worst, some even worse than torture, is the ban on Quidditch. Dumbledore's Army wouldn't be themselves, though, if they didn't find a way to bring some life back to the castle, even if it only lasts a couple of hours. But can even the best of matches wipe away mistrust and resentment?
This story was written by the Incaff Military Athletic Division for the 2011 Quidditch World Cup on the Beta Boards. It won, too! Our alternate was hestiajones.
Many thanks to the referees, who set this wonderfully inspiring prompt that gave us weeks of drabbling-frenzied fun. The prompt for this match was:
"One Last Match: When Harry was on his extended camping trip, I don’t think his thoughts extended much to Quidditch, but for those at Hogwarts it did. Under the new regime, however, the sport was banned. For the pupils at Hogwarts, this became a focal point of rebellion. They decide to play one last match, an inter-house match, in the spirit of Dumbledore’s Army. The two teams will not be from one house but a mixture."
Sometimes, there is little else to hold onto except dreams and moments.
Because sometimes, when all else is lost, they are all we have left.
I owe infinite thanks to Alex/welshdevondragon, who took the time to beta and primp this story and is also just a wonderful person.
Winner of the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best General Story, along with Julia/theopaleye's fabulous fic Maps
Underage: 5 Ways Ginny Weasley Secretly Helped to Defeat Voldemort by aurorahze
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 15]
Summary: Five moments where Ginny Weasley helps Harry and the others during their Horcrux search and in the final battle, without anyone realizing. Set during DH and based on canon events, these are a series of missing moments revealing Ginny's vital hidden role.
Summary: When he sees her, Colin's heart starts to race. And now he's got her all to himself for an evening - or at least he did.
This is Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff writing (again) for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion of 2012.
Summary: Draco Malfoy looks back at his childhood now that it is over.
Summary: "To the well organised mind, death is but the next great adventure."This is hestiajones' ninth submission for the GH Cotillion Challenge. I am not J.K.Rowling.
Summary: Theador Mist is assigned to a dangerous task that could change his life forever. It is only a matter of time when the truth about whether he can survive it hits him hard.
Summary: In the closed ward of St Mungo's, Frank sees:
This is based on a 2012 SPEW Lovenotes I wrote for Lily/Padfoot1333, but the lovenote aspect has been somewhat removed.
Summary: Harry saved Hermione from a troll, but wound up in a coma. Hermione wished she could help her savior wake up. Who knew an innocent kiss would have such magical ramifications? Future Harmony.
Summary: In the days after Ron leaves them behind, Hermione reflects on the things that are, the things that were, the things that should be, and the things that never were. She thinks about her feelings, and what she should have done. She thinks about Harry, and she thinks about Ron, and all of the people she’s left behind on her journey to help Harry seek out and destroy the Horcruxes. But mostly, she waits. And while she waits, she is restless.
A little one-shot set during Deathly Hallows.