Summary: Jocelyn Gray was born with exceptional qualities that brought nothing but death to her family. Now at Hogwarts, her abilities still present but shadowed in fear, she comes face to face with Tom Riddle.
Summary: Before she became a Death Eater, Bellatrix Black was young, bored, and went slumming places no other pureblood would go. What she found and who she met was kept secret. Until now.
Summary: Most wizards who know him would say twenty-eight-year-old Lorcan Scamander has it all. He is tall, handsome, brilliant, athletic, well spoken and charming. Lorcan followed the Scamander family tradition, becoming a highly respected naturalist.
Lorcan enjoys being in strange and exotic places searching for magical creatures and also previously undiscovered flora. His writing includes not only his scientific discoveries, but also his observations of the people and places he’s seen, which have made him a bestselling author not only in wizarding Britain but also the rest of the magical world.
There are a few people, mostly witches with whom he has had affairs, who say he is aloof, arrogant, and totally narcissistic. Lorcan is a bit of a rogue when it comes to women. He is called “love’ em and leave’ em Lorcan” by his brothers. Locan explains this by saying, “Why love one woman when you can make love to many?”
In a strange turn of events, Lorcan is about to reconnect with an old friend who will turn his well-ordered world and his perception of himself upside down.
Summary: First year student Luna is dealing with being different. She approaches Professor McGonagall with an interesting question. "Can a person transform into someone else...for good?" This is set during the same time as Chamber of Secrets.
Summary: (Neville Longbottom/Hannah Abbot). The Firewhiskey became a habit after that, though they would both insist that it was a friend, not a crutch. The kindly intermediary that moderated their visiting across the bar on busy nights, slow nights, work nights, weekends. It loosened their tongues.
In 1988, after tea leaves predict romance, Severus Snape makes a mocking wish on a falling star, speaking the words aloud to make sure they never come true.
Another star falls.
Summary: Dudley Dursley doesn't know anything about Cho Chang other than the fact that she's a witch and she looks terribly sad. Cho Chang doesn't know anything about Dudley Dursley other than the fact that he's a Muggle, he's standing next to Harry Potter, and he is watching her. A chance meeting between these two very different people may change their lives and their views on the world. AU because the Weasleys dropped Harry off in his sixth year, not the Dursleys. Cho/Dudley.
Summary: Neville Longbottom is known for his constant mistakes. When he pronounces the name of his favorite candy incorrectly on the Hogwarts Express in his fifth year, there's a lot of laughing. But what happens when a certain Ravenclaw girl with an odd fashion sense and a big heart- plus more candy- comes along? AU for alternate meeting. Neville/Luna
Dennis Creevey, creator of Wizard Comics, lived for his art until Gabrielle Delacour accused him of trying to seduce her sister.
Narcissa Black and Lucius Malfoy were put on earth for each other: the most perfect soulmate the other could find. But life wasn’t going to make it easy for them…
This is a story of young love, stubbornness, misunderstanding and forgiveness. This is the story of them.
I have upped the rating for later chapters. However, most warnings are for milder instances.
Summary: We fear most that which we don’t understand. Dorcas Meadowes is a journalist, devoted to telling the truth about You-Know-Who.
We fear least that which we have defeated. Alastor Moody is an Auror, fighting to end the war.
Their hearts are full - full of courage and steely resolve to win the war, with no room, they think, for anything else.
But they don’t know that even the most unlikely people can find love.
Warning: You might recall that Dorcas Meadowes was in the original Order of the Phoenix, and that Voldemort killed her personally. If you’re looking for an overwhelmingly happy love story, I’m sorry to say that you won’t find it here.
Annabel is having a bad day. Her sudden and unexpected meeting with a face from her past is unlikely to improve matters.
This was Northumbrian of Ravenclaw House writing for Round Three of the 2012 Character Triathlon. This is now a longer chaptered story.
Nominated for: Best Original Character (Chaptered) story (for the narrator, Annabel) and Best Next Generation Story - Quicksilver Quills 2013
Summary: Everyone's having a hard time after the war. Percy Weasley thought he was doing a better job pretending he was fine, but Susan Bones can see right through him.
She, on the other hand, is totally fine. She's not pretending at all.
This is Cinderella Angelina of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2013.
(Yes, 2013. Laugh with me. Or at me. I'm not picky.)
Summary: As Cera Hipkiss begins her sixth year at Hogwarts, she is pretty used to feeling like a social outcast. With both an ex-friend and ex-boyfriend in her year, what else is there? She gets by. She tells everyone she's fine. However, deep down, she knows that life is about more than just being alone. And maybe this is the year she finally reaches out?
Sort of, kind of a Sirius/OC intermingled with some drama sprinkled here and there, a couple of charmingly chubby Hufflepuffs, and enough kissing to make things interesting for everyone who is not, in fact, Cera Hipkiss.
Summary: "The slightest words you've said
Have all gone to my head.
I hear angels sing in your voice." -Lightweight by Demi Lovato
Abraxas Malfoy pursues the brash, outspoken, Muggle-born beauty known as Helene. Will she ever consent to his overtures?
This is a prequel to Pearls Mean Tears, though this can stand alone.
This is Nagini Riddle of Gryffindor, writing for the TV challenge.
Summary: Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
But I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say -Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye
Abraxas has a wake up call when his girlfriend becomes engaged to another man.
This is the prequel to The Purity of The Turf, although you do not have to read that story in order to understand this one.
This is Nagini Riddle of Gryffindor, writing for the TV challenge.
Summary: Minerva McGonagall recounts her brief relationship with Tom Riddle, which began during their years at Hogwarts and ended with horrifying revelations.
Summary: He'd been called Mundungus for years; he knew what people thought of him -- he thought it of himself. Unable to face the Death Eaters flying at him, he Apparated away in a moment of panic, leaving Alastor Moody to his fate. No one has come looking for him since. He made sincere attempts a losing himself. And yet, there is one person he knows who wonders, cares, and remembers the name of his glory days, and does something about it.
Along the way, there may be some mild profanity, threatened violence and sexual situations, but nothing graphic.
This is ProfPosky of Gryffindor writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentines Day Cotillion Challenge. I am no longer a mod.
Summary: During the perilous school year of 1997-1998, when Muggleborns are on the run and students who were previously taught at home are forced to attend Hogwarts, Tracey Davis just wants to avoid trouble and manage to survive. Her goal is to stay out of harm's way, but in the final night of crisis her courage arises, and she finds so much more than that, from the least expected place in the British Isles.
This is Oregonian of Slytherin House, writing for the Third Annual Great Hall Cotillion.
This story was nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best General Story.
A boy. A girl. A budding romance. If only things never got complicated...
(Violence warning is for later chapters; I promise nothing graphic, it's just a caution)