Summary: During his final year at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy had few illusions about where he stood and who the enemy was. However, he never thought he might find a new friend in the shadow of all he had done and would have to do, let alone anything more.
Michael Corner had a way of shattering Draco's expectations that way.
As life at Hogwarts drags everyone further and further into shades of grey, where will Draco's loyalties lie when the lines of battle are drawn?
Summary: Dread is the only thing that goes through Ariel Sachs’ mind as he embarks on his last year at Hogwarts. A place he’s grown to hate. He has no plans and no hopes for the future. The only constants in his life are his loneliness and his crush on Christian Ackerman, the Ravenclaw stud. Ariel soon realizes that his plans to quietly survive his last year won’t work, when he gets caught up in the preparations of the first wedding to be held at Hogwarts. On the way, he will find support from a couple of unexpected characters and maybe, even, meet that someone he has been longing for his entire life.
Summary: Christmas is a time for couples to be together. But for Zacharias Smith and Cormac McLaggen, their time together ran out long before festive season had begun. It would take a miracle to get them back together. Or maybe a Fairy Godmother in the unlikely form of Romilda Vane.
Under My Skin is a sequel to Truth or Dare, but it won't be necessary to read that to understand this. But it did win a QSQ, and is one of my favourites. I dedicate this story to hestiajones because I know she loves a bit of ZacMac. Merry Christmas, Natalieeeeee.
I am Equinox Chick and this is my entry for Prompt 3 - Unexpected Guests - in the Let The Yule Tide Roll Challenge.
I am not JK Rowling, or Cole Porter.
Summary: Florean is not the name I was born with: my parents called me Alric.
At the close of his life, the man known as Florean Fortescue remembers. There is much to remember from a life spanning ten centuries, but his mind drifts back to the very beginning of that life, and to his time with Merlin - a relationship that changed him irrevocably.
Michael Corner never wanted to play games.
I am padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2013...yes, again.Nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill - Best Same-Sex Pairing.
Summary: Sometimes Seamus Finnigan felt his life was feckload of regrets. Some were small regrets, like lending Nev his quill when he knew he'd lose it. But some were bigger, like believing his mam over Harry ... or encouraging Dean to go for it with Ginny Weasley.
But as long as no one saw his regrets, he could bury them under a smile and pretend they'd never happened.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.
This is Equinox Chick and this is my fifth entry into the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge thingy.
Thank you, Natalie, (hestiajones) for an on the hoof beta job.
Summary: During their sixth year at Hogwarts, James and Remus find themselves drawn together as they come of age. How will it change their friendship--with the others, as well as one another?
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw NOT writing for the Great Hall Cotillion of 2013.
Summary: It was amazing, really, how everyone else's ought tos loomed so large in Neville's life.
Written for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion by Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff.
Summary: In three words I can sum up everything I know about life: It goes on. - Robert Frost
But what is life when you have nothing left to live for?
This is Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion.
Summary: As Sirius falls through the veil, four memories are forced to the forefront of Remus's mind.
A birthday present for the ever wonderful Soraya, whose praises I have sung so many times I have run out of words. Happy Birthday, Soraya - have a good cry. :P
Summary: It was a summer like any other for Danny. He worked at his parents' Bed and Breakfast during the day and partied hard on the beach at night. He played the game, and played it well. But then he met Oliver Wood, and his life was irrevocably changed.
This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry for the OC challenge in the Character Clinic. This is the Shipping Prompt. (and has nothing to do with ships - hee hee.)
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Sadly Oliver Wood belongs to her, but Danny is mine.
My protagonist, Danny, was briefly mentioned in my story Drowning, not Waving. This is his story and has been written nearly a year after Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor) asked me to write it.
This story won the 2013 QSQ for Best SSP and Danny won the 2013 QSQ for Best Original Character. I thank the judges, very much.
Summary: It's the second time the Marauders have transformed with Remus, and things haven't gone smoothly once again. James is badly injured, and Sirius thinks it's all his fault.
Written in a rush for prompt #1 of SPEW 007: Embers.
Summary: Charlie Weasley loves his job in Romania: he was born to lead the life of a carefree dragon keeper. Yet when a new keeper from Wales arrives to help with a difficult Chinese Fireball, Charlie is forced to take on a partner, when he'd rather work alone. And this new keeper challenges him in more ways than one…
Draco Malfoy didn't know what he was looking for with Michael Corner, but he found a lot of something in the dark.
But things look different in the light.
This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Same-Sex Pairing.
Summary: Hugo Weasley is about to play his sister for the Quidditch Cup. The night before the match, he goes for a ride out on the Quidditch pitch to clear his head. Instead, he ends up in the Forbidden Forest with one of the last people he would have expected: Scorpius Malfoy, fellow Slytherin and his Quidditch Captain.
Summary: For me, he was an obsession, a burning obsession, one that I could never let go of. I could never take my eyes off him, never not listen to anything he was saying. I followed him anywhere I could, agreed with everything he said, went along with all his mad schemes. I thought about him all the time, but I never said one word to him about it. My obsession with him went far beyond what Sirius and Remus felt. It was all-consuming. He was my drug, my addiction.
After Remus transforms, in the muddled mess of twisted time and quick movements, in the space between Albania and the islands, how do Sirius and Peter pick up the pieces?
This is Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff making a very obvious attempt to suck up to one of the judges of the Great Hall Cotillion…while at the same time, writing for it.
You better pray that
Someone’s listening now
And doesn't wanna watch you drown
'Cause when you lie like
The devil himself
No angel’s gonna hear your
Cry for help!
Summary: Cormac McLaggen, a sports journalist for The Daily Prophet is looking for a scoop to make his name.
Zacharias Smith, Chaser for the Falmouth Falcons is looking for acceptance and respect.
Will a game of 'Truth or Dare' get both of them what they want? Or will this collision of two colossal egos leave both licking their wounds?
This is Equinox Chick writing for The Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
This story is dedicated to Ariana (lucca4) because she dared me.
Thanks to Natalie (hestiajones) for betaing this story and also to ma flist for encouraging the impossible.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I hope she doesn't mind what I've done to two of her 'most-loved' characters.
Completely and utterly overjoyed that this won the award for the Best SSP One-shot in the 2012 QSQ's. I suspect my pairing will grab the glory, which is as it should be ;)
Summary: You leave everything behind when you die, all your love and secrets.
Oliver and Dru know this, because Katie was no exception.
This is littlebird of Gryffindor writing for the Inaugural Great Hall Cottillion
Summary: Neville is completely oblivious to what he's revealed, Harry doesn't know how this affects their friendship, and he's got nothing in the liquor cabinet except peach-flavoured swill.
This is AcaciaCarter of Hufflepuff, writing for the Great Hall Cotillion of 2012.