Summary: Hermione Granger has never considered herself a sentimental person. But a box of photographs can make anyone stop and think.
Summary: It’s been seven months since Cyril Cresswell fought in the battle that saw the end of Voldemort, nine months since he learned that the Snatchers had murdered his father, and a full year since he lost the girl he loved.
Only the girl he loved hasn’t been lost to death like his father. She’s still walking and breathing and living in her parents’ house in Ottery St. Catchpole. She hasn’t spoken to him since Christmas Eve last year. She blames him for what she’s lost.
All of this means that for him, Christmas isn’t all that merry and bright this year. He doesn’t plan on celebrating it at all. But when his father appears as a ghost in his room on Christmas Eve, he’s swept along on a journey that may just change things for the better.
Cyril has been nominated for Best OC in the 2011 Quicksilver Quills awards. =D
Summary: Now that Susan has left Hogwarts for good, her mother thinks it’s time that she reconnected with the Muggle relatives whom she has neglected since she started school. Susan decides that her favorite cousin from her childhood, Georgy, is the best place to start.
At first, Susan is nervous and uncertain, but things begin to seem the same as ever, even though it’s been years since the two girls have met up. However, there are still many things that Georgy doesn’t know about Susan’s life.
For once, Susan decides to tell the truth.
Summary: Years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy lives with a terrible secret. Dudley Dursley must face what would probably be his Boggart, and Harry Potter's Auror Department is under constant public criticisms for ,seemingly, related dark and sinister incidents he just cannot seem to solve.
Summary: “Muggle-born, eh?” said the first man.
“Not sure,” said Dean. “My dad left my mum when I was a kid. I’ve got no proof he was a wizard, though.” **
Dean Thomas’ life is a mess. While the Trio were Horcrux-hunting and the Gryffindors were reforming Dumbledore’s Army, he was on the run. Living on his wits, he paired up with Ted Tonks, only to see him killed by Death Eaters.
He spent a year away from Hogwarts dreaming of a day he could return, but as September 1st 1998 approaches, he realises he cannot go back.
There are things he needs to do and a past he needs to discover before he can move on.
** indicates a line taken from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - The Goblin's Revenge.
Summary: It is the 1st of Septemeber, 2016 - eighteen years after the end of the Second Wizarding War - and George Weasley is utterly displeased with the lack of chaos at Platform Nine and Three Quarters.
Summary: The war changed a lot of people, and he was one of them. What he didn't know was that she was going to bring him back on Christmas Eve.Thanks to Carole for reading this over, and to Cinderella Angelina for her prompt for the Badgery Secret Santa swap. Thanks also to Lea for the perfume. DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling.
Summary: George Weasley and Angelina Johnson have come up with a brilliant idea to honor Fred. They have spent the past several months gathering favorite memories of him and arranging them to share at his memorial service. One particular memory, however, brings a great deal of pain to George. It makes him reflect for the first time on the war that took both his ear and his twin away from him.
Summary: It is Christmas Eve, 1998.
Fleur sits alone, reading, in her bedroom at Shell Cottage. All around her, the freezing coastal winds carry snow. Suffering from the sorrow of Fred Weasley's death, and convinced that she is an outsider, Fleur is determined not to join the other Weasleys at the Burrow.
That is, until she is rudely awakened by a visiting spirit.
After all, when one cannot see the joy of Christmas, what one needs most is a little vigilance.
This is Apollonious of Hufflepuff House, with my entry for Prompt 4 of the Christmas' Past, Present, and Future Challenge. Enjoy!
In the dead of night on Christmas Eve, Molly Weasley sits alone in her kitchen, reminiscing about recent events. She isn't very festive this year, and nobody can bring her out of her funk.
When a mysterious caller arrives in her dreams, Molly is taken on an adventure she would only think of in her dizziest daydreams. Will this be enough to liven her up?
I am ravenclaw1997 of Hufflepuff writing for prompt four of the 2010 Great Hall Christmas Challenge on the Beta Forums.
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Summary: Three years after the Battle, the Weasley family is once again shattered by grief.
A songfic, based on Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton.
Summary: It was the last time for them, though he was yet to know.Disclaimer:I am not J.K.Rowling; the characters and their world belong to her, though. AU because these characters never kissed in canon. If you’ve seen the Deathly Hallows 1 movie, you might be able to understand what’s going on. ;)
Summary: It's Christmas Eve, 1998, and Harry Potter is throwing a pity party. You could argue that Harry Potter is more justified than most in throwing such a party. Severus Snape, however, would be inclined to disagree with you.
I am LilyLunaPotter of Hufflepuff submitting to Prompt Four of the 2010 Great Hall Christmas Challenge.
Summary: Bethany Clarke is a typical British girl living in England. Except for the fact that she has a heart condition. She's desperately in need of a new heart, because without one, she will die.
Andrew Simmons is a seventeen year old, hotheaded wizard. After an argument with his parents, Andrew runs away. Killed by a rogue Death Eater, he is found by a Muggle and brought to a hospital. He is prounounced dead and his organs are donated.
After a successful heart transplant, Beth begin getting some… powers, like magical powers. She doesn’t know how, and she can't control when it happens, but when she receives a letter from a Headmistress named McGonagall, she knows she’s venturing into a whole new world… *This is an adopted fic from OliveOil_Med. She had many bunnies but not enough cages. Thanks so much, Molly!
For over four years, Dean Thomas had been sending his polite regrets to his mum, begging off of coming home for Christmas. But when he sensed discord in the most recent letter from his Muggle family, he decided that he needed to stop making excuses and start counting his blessings.
What he found when he got there, however, proved to be more than just a simple family gathering.
This story was nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story
Hermione deals with the past and learns to move forward during the unforgettable Christmas of 1999 in Australia.
Written for the 'Of Christmases' Past, Present and Future Challenge' in the Great Hall on the Forums, Prompt #3. Thanks!
Thanks also to my very helpful beta-reader, Bookworm!
Summary: It is Christmas Eve 1998, and the Magical World is shakily celebrating the first Christmas since Voldemort’s defeat.
For one, though, there is no reason to celebrate. Draco Malfoy sits alone in his room refusing to join his parents as they try to regain their social standing.
He does not want to see another Christmas, but he reckons without a redoubtable figure from his past.
My name is Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff, and this story has been written for prompt four of the Great Hall Christmas Challenge over at the MNFF Beta Boards.
Thank you to Natalie for a quick beta job on this – anything to get her away from Rabelais, I guess.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Her lawyers agree, so please don’t confuse us.
Summary: It's Christmas, 1998. The first Christmas since the Battle of Hogwarts, and, coincidentally, the first Christmas George Weasley has spent without his twin.
Wallowing in misery and dwelling on the very real emptiness George feels, he abandons his family at The Burrow and all its Christmas trappings, and heads for his bare, unfestive flat above the shop. However, someone unexpected arrives to try and remind him that at this time of year, he should be celebrating and doing best to honour Fred's memory in style.
[B]This is Sapphire at Dawn of Gryffindor writing for the Of Christmas' Past, Present and Future challenge in the Great Hall. This is for prompt four. [/B]
Summary: The Christmas after the Battle, everyone has changed. In this time for celebration and joy, one man lies alone in his bed. An unexpected visitor plans to set his life straight, and not all will turn out as he thought it would.
I am FawkesToTheRescue of Gryffindor and this is my submission for the Great Hall Christmas Challenge, Prompt Four.
Summary: Dean Thomas felt like his soul had been ripped out when he survived the Battle of Hogwarts and his best friend did not. Grief-stricken, his brain simply couldn't wrap around what meant anything to him anymore, but the unlikeliest of heroines pulled him from the brink and maybe saved herself along the way.