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.)
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: 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: 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: 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)
Summary: Despite his initial qualms, Terry Boot allowed his friends to talk him into attending a masquerade party. The idea was to get to get to know someone without any preconceptions.
Which was all well and good, but the trouble was, Terry recognised one witch in the room immediately. And knowing what he did, she was someone he should not only avoid, but run screaming from.
But some devil takes hold, and soon he's buying her champagne.
This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry into the 2014 Great Hall Cotillion.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. She displayed a particular dislike for my female protagonist, whereas I quite like her now.
A song by Dire Straits was the inspiration for much of this story. I am not Mark Knopfler, either.
Finally, I've written this story for Natalie (hestiajones) because of her Boot fetish. ♥ you.
Summary: Charlie Weasley and Penelope Clearwater were a mismatch made under Romanian skies one starlit night. They'd made no promises, except one: to see if they could make it work.
But what neither of them had counted on were ghosts from the past threatening their future before it had started.
This follow up to Mirrors is for Julia (the opaleye) because not only did she suggest the original pairing, but it is her birthday (well it was, I'm a tad late)
I'm not JK Rowling. She has more money, grace and style.
Summary: Little by little, Lucy Weasley forgets. It's just the small things at first. Then it's everything she learned in a desperate attempt to survive.
I am Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2014.Nominated for a 2014 QSQ - Best Dark/Angst.
Summary: 2000. Voldemort and his Death Eaters have been in power for seventeen years, but the fight continues. In France, a strange man turns up on Fleur Delacour's doorstep and turns her life upside down. In a different world, what were the odds that Bill and Fleur would still end up fighting side by side?
Nominated for Best Alternate Universe Story and Best Canon Romance in the 2014 Quicksilver Quill Awards.
Summary: Despite how much she loves Ron, Hermione finds herself in a situation that she cannot for the life of her manage to leave.
This is Nagini Riddle, writing her first entry for The 2014 Great Hall Cotillion.
Summary: As Narcissa goes to ask her old friend Severus to do her a great favor, she remembers a time many years ago when she had come to know him a bit more intimately...
Summary: A chance meeting in a graveyard brings the two ends of the tragedy full circle, and ties them together in a knot of completion. Loss never fades, but the remaining pieces can make a new whole again. Rated AU for the assumption that Lily Potter's father was still living at the end of the second wizarding war.
This story won First Place in the Terrible Two-Shot Challenge.
This story was nominated for the 2014 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Non-Canon Romance and Best Alternate Universe.
Summary: When Sirius Black was taken to Azkaban, he left someone behind. After his escape, he and the woman he loved struggle to put their lives back together, with many complications along the way. See the events from GoF to HBP from another point of view. Sirius/Emmeline Vance.