A photograph and a slew of memories were all that remained of Remus Lupin's schoolboy romance with Marlene McKinnon. But she was gone, and he gagged on all the things he never said.
This story is dedicated to the gorgeous and always-inspiring Equinox Chick/Carole/Croll of the Dungeon. May your minions never stray in their worship of you. It was inspired by a rather gorgeous song by The Cure, called Pictures of You.
This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Marauder Era.
Summary: Benjy Fenwick waited too long to ask the question he'd meant to ask ages ago.
This is Kuri of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
Summary: Fleur knew from the first that he was different.
One look. A glance suggesting possibilities.
A look that changed her life.
Un Coup de Foudre - A Lightning Bolt - Love at First Sight.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I am, however, eternally grateful that she created this couple.
I am Equinox Chick and this is my ... um ... fifth entry in the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge thingamigig.
This is for Natalie because she nagged me to write this pairing. :)
Summary: Kingsley Shacklebolt offers a lonely guest houseroom and patiently waits for her to wake from the past.
This is Kuri of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
Summary: George's birthday is never truly happy. Will this year be any different?
Great Hall Cotillion story No.3 from Northumbrian
Summary: By the age of seven, Andromeda Black had three things hammered firmly into her head. Never trust anyone. Feelings are for the weak. And never associate with Mudbloods. And she has never had any trouble following them. Except with him. This is when she broke all three of her rules in one night.
This is Eleanor Lupin of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion!
Summary: Neville and Hannah make several life-changing decisions. Luna helps, too.
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion
Summary: Nobody is perfect; every human being has his or her own set of imperfections, be it physical or otherwise. They say that the beautiful full moon has spots too. But isn’t that saying designed to pacify people about their imperfections?
They say love is all about acceptance and compatibility; that when two people fall in love, one person’s shortcomings are covered for by the other person, and vice-versa. But love is not just that. It is much more. It is bigger and better-- because sometimes, even when we cannot cover up for the limitations of the ones we love, we accept the flaws as endearing and are ready to live with them for the rest of our lives.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff, writing for the Great Hall Cotillion. The Pairing I’ve chosen is Padma Patil/ Original Character 2.
Summary: Ted was a Muggle-born. Andromeda was a pure-blood from one of the greatest Wizarding families in history. Until she married him. We know them as the parents of Nymphadora Tonks. This is a story where an unlikely couple succumbs to the most powerful spell of all.
Summary: Sitting in my room watching raindrops dancing on the window pane, I try to catch the attention of the passers by, but no one can see.
They never see.
In her room at St Mungo's, Alice sits and waits.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. She wrote in so few words a scene between Neville and Alice that never fails to make me cry.
This story was inspired by the song Shadows in the Rain, by The Police. It was originally a drabble written for the lovely Ariana (lucca4) in the SBBC Musical Drabble Exchange.
Thank you, Natalie (hestiajones) for beta'ing the original drabble.
Summary: Charlie Weasley is sitting at his brother's wedding when he meets a beautiful reporter covering the nuptials. Daphne Greengrass is more than she appears, however, and he finds himself quickly entranced. Is she interested in him as well, or is he just another story?
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.
Summary: Ernie Macmillan has had a difficult year, suffering three losses in two months’ time. Life is dreary, and each day seems far too much like the one before and the one to follow.But on any regular day, extraordinary things can happen, can change the course of a journey… especially when an obligatory dinner party, a meddling best friend, and a familiar face from the past come together at just the right time. This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff, writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge. Thanks to Natalie/hestiajones for beta reading this in a quick turnaround.
Summary: Filius has seen her all his life: the Woman. She has been drifting through time, drawn always towards him, never aging or changing.
She is the one thing he does not question.
Summary: Katie's feelings for Oliver were written on her heart long ago in one perfect summer, but to him all they ever were was friends.
Now, Katie has to find to strength to face that's all they'll ever be and accept that he is engaged to someone else.
Summary: Snape and Celie are awaiting the birth of their children in the third sequel to The Accidental Godmother, but all is not what it seems in the tiny village of Honeysuckle, England.
Summary: A Rose x Scorpius fanfic. The story is based in their fifth year, where after a series of events, a relationship develops. The chapters alternate between Rose's and Scorpius' views
Summary: Because Angelina Weasley had an irritating tendency to match-make, Oliver Wood had made excuses the last few times he'd been invited to to one of her parties. But after the revelations in the Daily Prophet about his personal life, he rather hoped he'd be safe this year.
But he'd reckoned without her determination that everyone needs some festive joy at Christmas.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, despite the spaghetti bologneise.
Thank you very much to Natalie (hestiajones) for beta'ing this and for being supportive. Thanks also to my flist who have put up with a lot of wangst from me recently. Thanks also to Maple for an interesting point she made in an SBBC discussion about Oliver ...
This is Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff , writing for the Great Hall-iday Challenge - prompt 3 Operation:Mistletoe.
Due to an extremely prudish glitch affecting the boards, stories rated 6th-7th or Professors cannot be read, at the moment. For this reason I have temporarily lowered the rating, although this is really 6th-7th. You have been warned.
Summary: Andromeda and Ted Tonks married nearly thirty years ago, against the wishes of Andromeda’s parents. She was disowned because Ted was a Muggle-born.
In the same summer that Harry Potter went off to find Horcruxes, wizards like Ted are being hunted. He knows what he has to do now. It’s the most painful decision he’s ever had to make. But he’s going to make these precious hours count.
One-shot companion to "From Opposite Sides".
Summary: Lavender walks away time after time, and Dean is always there, but everyone has their limits in the end.
Summary: The vital Battle of Hogwarts is abruptly put to an end by an intruder and an incident. Opening his eyes, Lord Voldemort finds his identity has been obliterated; he is now young Tom Riddle. He and the intruder Bella Reagan, someone he knew so long ago, must find a way to live, survive—but not quite underground.
After much frenzy, the Ministry states that the Dark Lord is gone and continues rounding up many confused, chaotic Death Eaters. Minerva McGonagall, the Headmistress, requires Hogwarts students to repeat their previous year so as to receive competent magical education. So when Harry recognizes Tom Riddle, he believes Lord Voldemort has infiltrated Hogwarts and leads an urgent investigation to find the truth of things.
Tom and Reagan are under scrutiny of the Trio and the professors even as several notorious Death Eaters elude capture and more old acquaintances, by happenstance, are found again. Security must be built by any means, and the opposition’s threats held at bay. There are few people any one can trust.
But it is as if they are looking through a veil, thinking through a veil. There’s a truth in the undercurrent of this unnatural flow of life in the Light, one that can’t seem to get past anyone’s mind. After all, the Light plays tricks, too.
Disclaimer: I am not J.K. Rowling.