Over fifty brave souls perished during the fight that took down You-Know-Who’s regime. However, not all of the victims of the clash that ended just this morning set foot on the grounds of Hogwarts last night. Numerous family members and friends will be spending these next weeks not celebrating, but planning funerals while raking up the pieces of their lives and wondering where they are supposed to go from here.
One boy was lost and alone -- looking for a lifeline, crying for help. But is anyone listening?
This story was nominated for two 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Dark/Angst Story and Best General Story.
Summary: She had a way of falling for him in every way, including his blatant lies. Ten years later, she may not be able to recognise him, but outward appearances don't always prove a change inside.
Susan Bones/Theodore Nott
A drabble-turned-oneshot written for Soraya/babewithbrains for the Ravenclaw Christmas Drabble Exchange!
Summary: Charlie never meant to start anything with his brother's wife, and he certainly never meant to fall in love with her.
Alice Longbottom has lost so much, but a Christmas day that she strives to remember may be the worst.
All that Alice can remember is that it was her son’s first Christmas.
Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill.
This is Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall-iday Challenge-Prompt 1: A Christmas to Forget.Since it was the only story in its category, it couldn't win first place, but it did win 5 bonus points for excellence, which I am very proud of =)
Summary: Then I saw Mum and Dad’s faces. It was the first time I had ever seen our father cry. And just like that, my already shattered heart split again. You broke our father, Al. Even Voldemort couldn’t do that. Dad looked like someone had stabbed him in the stomach, then twisted the knife for good measure. He and mum, they raised you, raised you to be strong, and you let them down. You failed them. You were a coward. A coward who broke our father.
Summary: For Narcissa Malfoy, things have always been black and white. Her life plotted out with no room for change. But as she kneels next to the not-so-dead body of Harry Potter, she has to choose between what is right and what is easy.
And its not as easy a choice as it used to be.
Summary: The ending to the trilogy, including the final battle, but why is Pansy on the battlefield?The third in a series of If, So, and Then.
When Regulus steps into the cave by the sea, he knows it is a mission that could very well be the end of him, but it is in something he has lost that he finds the strength to do what is right and not what is easy.
This story was nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Dark/Angst.
Summary: When half of a whole is lost, how can the remainder sum up a life of laughter?
Summary: They called her the queen of Hogwarts. But queens lose their crowns so easily.
Summary: After the Final Battle, many lie dead, and the first funeral is the one that nobody wants to attend... But who walks the fine line between respect and derision, and how do they solve the problem of what to write on the tombstone of the most hated wizard this century?
Hermione isn't the girl she was. It's the beginning of Fourth Year for the trio, but something's wrong. As Hermione considers the past and buries herself in the increasingly dark cavern of her mind, things spiral out of control and take a drastic turn for the worse.
This is secret_hermoine of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Bannermaker's Challenge. My banner was Broken by Maple_and_PheonixFeather.
It's a secret, and it haunts you but you won't tell.
This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for The Great Bannermakers' Hall Challenge.
It won …and I am still shocked!
Thank you, thank you, to my beta Alex/welshdevondragon, who has beta-ed this in the blink of an eye. She is amazing.
Also, thank you to Julia/the opaleye for the gorgeous, eye-dropping banner that inspired the story.
Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Dark/Angsty Story.
Summary: Summary: A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet
Merope is covered in bruises -- inflicted psychologically, physically and verbally. But to what lengths will she go to escape this?
This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Bannermakers’ Hall Challenge. The banner used was Bruises -- they cover you -- Merope Gaunt, made by the very talented lullaby BANG/Jess.
:D This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Dark/Angsty. Thank you! ♥
AU. Severus and Remus forge a damaged and damaging relationship in the aftermath of the war.
For hestiajones, who cheered me on to the minimum word count.
Ron is trapped in his grief for Hermione, killed on the Horcrux hunt so many years ago. His memories take over as he goes through the same repetitive motions until he is lost in his emotions.
Post DH, AU, implied R/Hr. Character death.
Nominated in the 2012 Quicksilver Quills for Best Alternate Universe
Summary: Allow the infamous Mrs Zabini to give you a peek into her mind.Adapted from my drabble, Her First Kill, written for Brawl Round 4. DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling.
In the Great Hall, the crowd is celebrating Reconstruction. Here, in this cupboard, things have just begun to fall apart.
Do you remember that night
When I had to play your angel
Saving your soul?
Even though you were holding on tight
A part of you was taken by the demons below.
When Nathaniel Nightingale escaped from Azkaban, Demetri and Genevieve knew their lives would eventually take another turn for the worst. For years, they sought to control the Purity of the Night's fight for power, but the group's new alliance may prove to be a frightful adversary. Nathaniel's own daughter has joined the rebel group, and her blood lust has already resulted in the deaths of many, including James Potter II. Demetri and Genevieve's greatest desire is to protect their daughter Fauna, who's own work in the Department of Law Enforcement has put her at a greater risk. However, Fauna has more to fear than her own skin as her secret relationship with William Huntington threatens to reveal itself in the midst of growing pureblood threats. The truth will have to come out when she is promised to another man... a man who resides right within the Purity of the Night.
This is the sequel to A Mix of Alliances and Sentiments.