Penname: Equinox Chick [Contact]
Real name: Carole
Member Since: 05/10/08
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What can I say. I'm a grown woman living in London but I'm obsessed with a teenage wizard and his friends. Am I mad? Probably Do I care? Hell no!
EDIT: Grown? Um, probably not

For my first foray into the realms of fanfiction I've chosen to write about the Marauders. I'll always stick fairly closely to canon as I think JK knows best. Although I've enjoyed reading about other ships I, personally, don't think I could write with conviction about Ginny/Crabbe or Hermione/Mclaggan relationships.

EDIT: ha ha ha ha ha - How I have changed! I'm now firmly in the rare-pair, SSP, and things that aren't quite conventional camp, although I still loves me some James/Lily.

My second chaptered fic (Apparently Asleep) has started a love affair with Tonks/Remus and confirmed my obsession for all things Sirius. *sigh*

I am indebted to Terri (mudbloodproud) for being a great beta and all round amazing person. If it hadn't been for her encouragement I would have thrown in the towel many months ago.

EDIT: I have made a lot of wonderful friends during my past three years on MNFF, including (in no particular order) Natalie, Kara, Hannah/Bob, Jess, Gina, Lea, Lori, Julia, Minna, Emmahhhh, and the fantabulous BB.

I hope Mugglenet and you enjoy reading my words as much as I've enjoyed writing them. Huge thank-you to my niece, Amanda, for being one of the first to catch the Harry Potter bug and nagging me into reading them.


I’ve written a variety of stories, so here is them arranged in categories. Some are cross- referenced. So a James/Lily may appear in Marauder or Canon Romance

Marauder
A Second Chance
Contemplating Lilies
Dancing Queen
First Date Disaster
Flying, Fair Play and the Need for a Firm Hand
It Takes a Wolf to Prank a Dog
Juggling
Learning to Fly
March Madness
O.W.L.s, Quidditch and the Added Distraction of Sirius Black
Peace in Heaven
Ribbons, not Strings
Sixth Time's the Charm
Thank you for your time, Professor
The Lions of Gryffindor
The Lions of Gryffindor
The Sum of the Whole
Veils
Who's That Girl?
Wormtail on the Hogwarts Express



Canon Romance
'i'before 'e' (Percy/Audrey)
A Prize Above Rubies (Isla Black/Bob Hitchens)
Acorns (Bill/Fleur)
Apparently Asleep (Remus/Tonks)
Birthday Girl (George/Angelina)
Bound in the Beating of Each Other’s Hearts (Narcissa/Lucius)
Coup de Foudre (Bill/Fleur)
Dancing Queen (James/Lily)
First Date Disaster (James/Lily)
Five weeks (Remus/Tonks)
Forces of Nature (Ron/Hermione)
Forever Dancing (Alice/Frank)
In The Stars (Draco/Astoria)
Key of the Door (Ron/Hermione)
Kissing the Joy as it Flies (Seamus/Lavender)
March Madness (James/Lily)
Not Quite Perfect (Bill/Fleur)
Reconnaissance (Remus/Tonks)
Sixth Time’s the Charm (James/Lily)
Snowball Fights (Teddy/Victoire)
Until Death (Eaters) Do Us Part (Draco/Astoria)
Veils (James/Lily)
You Dance Divinely (George/Angelina)



Non (or rather tweaked) Canon (apart from one story, these don’t break any canon.)

Better than Chocolate (Charlie/Tonks)
Heat of Life (Harry/Katie)
Her Tomorrows (Harry/Parvati)
High (Scorpius/Lily)
Lavender, blue- A Gryffindor True (Lavender/Blaise)
Love At First Strike (Angelina/Terry)
Mirrors (Charlie/Penelope)
Misperception (Oliver/Cedric/Daphne)
Orphans of the Storm (Seamus/Parvati/Dean)
Passion Among the Primroses (Arthur/Mafalda)
Predictions of Love (Gilderoy/Sybil)
Ribbons, not Strings (Remus/Rosmerta)
Shrouds (Hermione/Draco)
Snapdragons (Charlie/OC)
Stars or Carousels (James/Dominique)
Summer’s Heat (Sirius/OC)
Swans (Mollyjnr/OC)
Teenage Witch (Charity/Myron Wagtail )
The Happy Couple (Harry/Ginny, Blaise/Lavender)
The Only One (Lavender/Blaise Teddy/Victoire)
The Untrodden Path (Draco/Hannah)
Where We Started From (Dean/Ginny)



Same sex Pairings
Apple-bobbing ( Lisa/Susan)
Close Your Eyes (Hermione/Lavender)
Drowning, not Waving (Oliver/Cedric)
Eyes That Know Me (Scorpius/Hugo)
Forbidden Colours (Tracey/Demelza)
Fracture (Theo/Justin)
Monochrome (Sirius/Remus)
The Dance We Do (Bellatrix/Amelia)
The Hat that Thinks it’s a Chair (Justin/Theo)
Truth Or Dare (Cormac/Zacharias)



Humour
Aberforth Dumbledore: A Love that Dare not Bleat its Name
Lockhart, Sprout and Two Smoking Goblets
Passion Among the Primroses
Predictions of Love
The Bacchus Book
Vampire - Ghost Child!

Historical
A Prize Above Rubies
Aberforth Dumbledore: A Love that Dare not Bleat its Name
An Outstretched Hand
Shadows Deep

Others (General, D/A, Post Hogwarts, Next Gen)
A Tangled Web (D/A)
All in the Genes (NG)
Chasing the Scoop! (Post Hogwarts)
Christmas on the Outside (General/Trio era)
Dean Thomas and the Reiver Curse (Post Hogwarts)
Diavol (Remus Trio Era)
Every Breath You Take (Post Hogwarts/Next Gen)
Forever Dancing (Alice/Frank)
Friends in Unlikely Places (Post Hog. Hermione)
Growing Old Disgracefully (Post Hog)
High (NG)
Lavender, blue (Trio Era)
Mere Wisps of Light (Post Hog. Draco fic)
Muggles, Magic and Misconceptions (Next Gen)
My Funny Valentine (Post Hogwarts)
Staring into the Fire (Trio Era)
The Waiting Game (D/A)
Whispers from the Past (Next Gen)



Mysteries
The Foolhardy Boys and Parvati, too
Who’s that Girl?
Xanthe Interrupted
Zeitgeist



Poetry
Askew
As They Watch
Beyond Beseeching
Celestina's Songbook: Christmas Edition, Volume 1
Cold Dreams
Draco's Journey
Enslaved
Fairytale of Hogwarts
Flying High
Forever France
Frozen Silence
Hexed!
Hey, brother
I Believed in Lily Evans
Master Barty Regrets
Phoenix Flames
Queen of My Heart
Sirius, Baby
The Daydream Pedlar's Song
The Four
The Labyrinth Mind
Unreconciled

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Forever France by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: This was a war she'd had little part in. But her duty lay towards her husband and her adopted country.

How does Fleur Weasley feel when she's departing for battle?

This poem was written for The Copycat Challenge on the MNFF beta forums. The idea was to take inspiration from a favourite poem. I chose The Soldier by Rupert Brooke.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling or Rupert Brooke (who died far too young in a foreign land).



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 107 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/07/11 Updated: 05/07/11


Unreconciled by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Not everyone recovers from the Battle.

A poem about loss and the tragedy for those left alive.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt I would have had the courage to kill so many.

Nominated for a 2011 QSQ for Best Poetry, Thank you



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 115 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/01/11 Updated: 05/01/11


Flying High by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: What happens when Scorpius Malfoy takes on Lily Potter in the air?

Based on my fic 'High', this sonnet was originally written for The Diamond Challenge in Poetry, Anyone? over at the MNFF beta boards.



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 131 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/26/11 Updated: 04/26/11


Timing by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: For Remus Lupin, Easter has always been his favourite time of year. It has nothing to do with chocolate, he tells his friends, and everything to do with timing...

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling or the Easter Bunny, but here's a little Easter gift for everyone at MNFF.

Thank you Natalie (hestiajones) for beta'ing this story and for being all round a ... a ... amazing.



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1177 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/24/11 Updated: 04/24/11


Beyond Beseeching by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Sometimes leaving someone is the only thing you can do ...

Disclaimer: The only thing I have in common with JK Rowling, is that neither of us can drive.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 106 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/22/11 Updated: 04/22/11


Better than Chocolate by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: It is the Easter holiday at Hogwarts and Charlie Weasley has decided to stay at school instead of going home. He told his mother that he needed to study, but Charlie has something, or rather someone, on his mind.

Maybe this year a certain Metamorphmagus will become more than a friend?

Thank you to Natalie (hestiajones) for beta'ing this story.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. She is far richer, far taller and is far more talented.

Happy Easter, MNFF'ers.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1093 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/21/11 Updated: 04/21/11


Mirrors by Equinox Chick
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 21]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIt's 2012 and for Charlie Weasley, life in Romania with his dragons is good. Okay, his mum doesn't stop nagging him about his love-life, but at least she's not attacking his hair with scissors. The only cloud is the Ministry of Magic's threat to slash their funding. What Charlie needs to do is charm the visiting Ministry official. Unfortunately, he hadn't expected it to be his brother's prim ex-girlfriend.

Will she slash his budget? Or can he make her change her mind?

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the April Fool's Challenge ~ Prompt #3 Next Gen.

A huge thank you to Sarah (SapphireatDawn) for beta'ing this at record speed.

Inspiration for this pairing came from Julia - she features in the fic ... sort of ...

Disclaimer: You must know by now that I'm not JK Rowling.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 9630 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/15/11 Updated: 04/17/11


In The Stars by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: A year after divorcing the impossible Draco Malfoy, Astoria Greengrass is preparing for her perfect wedding to the perfect Roger Davies. The only possible thing that could mar her day is the need to accommodate a journalist and a photographer from The Prophet

Then her sister turns up with her ex in tow, and Astoria realises her day is not going to be quite so 'yar' after all.

This story has been written for Lori (Weasley Mom) who is a big fan of the film The Philadelphia Story.This story has been inspired by that film. If you haven't seen the film, then you should because it's a classic.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, Philip Barry or Katherine Hepburn.

Thank you, Natalie, for the beta work.

** - indicates a line from the film High Society.

Categories: Draco/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Strong Profanity

Word count: 5968 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/14/11 Updated: 04/14/11


Summary: Humiliated in front of the entire school by the purple-faced Pomona Sprout, Gilderoy Lockhart plots a grand revenge. His weapon of choice - a goblet full to the brim with steaming cocoa.

But has he underestimated the redoubtable Head of Hufflepuff House?

This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw and Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 2 - Don't You Dare Prank Me!.

Disclaimer: We are not JK Rowling. If we had been, then there'd be far more stories about the Marauders in print.

This story is dedicated to our flist - especially the lovely Natalie (hestiajones). Enjoy!

Thanks for the on-the-hoof beta job, hestiajones.

Giddling madly, our story has been nominated for a 2011 QSQ for 'Best Darn Story Ever On The Archives' - okay, I mean Best HumoUr.



Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 5535 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/14/11 Updated: 04/14/11


Forces of Nature by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: In the midst of battle, and after that kiss, Ron knew he loved Hermione. He'd never said the words, but she knew.

Didn't she?

This story was inspired by a song called Forces of Nature by the Backstreet Boys. This pairing and that group are the favourites of Amanda (ahattab) who is celebrating her birthday today.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and have never even seen a backstreet boy.

Thank you, Natalie, (hestiajones) for the quick beta job.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1424 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/11/11 Updated: 04/11/11


For Always and Ever by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary:

I'm coming to find you if it takes all night.
Can't stand here like this anymore.
For always and ever is always for you. ***


He'd left at the worst possible time, but he's returned determined to prove his worth.

Will she take him back?

This story is dedicated to Lea (muggle girl marauder) who shares my love of Remus Lupin and The Cure. Happy Birthday, mate.

Thanks must be sent to Gina (gmariam) for beta'ing this story.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling or Robert Smith (although my lipstick is a bit dodgy this morning).

*** Indicates lyrics from A Night Like This by The Cure.

Categories: Remus/Tonks Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1233 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/10/11 Updated: 04/10/11


Cold Dreams by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Not all marriages are idyllic - not even for a hero. And however much we want someone to have a happy ending, love sometimes has a way of upsetting the equilibrium.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. To my knowledge all her heroes had the happy-ever-afters they deserved.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 116 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/30/11 Updated: 03/30/11


The Golden Boy by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: Past Featured Story"Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory." ***

The night Cedric died, four people reacted in very different ways. Here are their stories.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt # 3 - Trio Era.

IT WON ITS SECTION _ YAY!!!!!!

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt I could write anything as moving as Cedric's death.

A HUGE thank you to Natalie (hestiajones) and Gina (gmariam) who have beta'd this into submission. This really would not have made it without their help.

** indicates a line taken from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Nominated for two QSQ's in Dark/Angsty and Best General Story in 2011. Thank you very much.



Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 4007 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/27/11 Updated: 03/27/11


March Madness by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: Professor Dumbledore always referred to it as 'March Madness', that time of year when a certain band of Gryffindors ran amok. But in the Spring of nineteen-seventy-eight, one of the Marauders had other things on his mind.

Perhaps things will finally quieten down.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 3 (Marauder)

A word about the warnings: The SSP is minor and I'm only using a 'warning' because otherwise I might get angry letters *snort*. The Sexual Situations are evident.

I am not JK Rowling. I'd like to be, but alas she got there first

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Slash

Word count: 5896 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/26/11 Updated: 03/26/11


Apparently Asleep by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 276]

Summary: Nymphadora Tonks lives under a shadow. Both her cousin and her aunt are in Azkaban believed to be in league with Voldemort. She knows Bellatrix deserves to be there- but Sirius?
Remus Lupin is an outsider. He’d once had three good friends- now two are dead and the third has been locked up for murder and betrayal.
They had met once before, when she was a child, but as Tonks grows up they find themselves thrown together- far too closely for Remus’ comfort. He’s always yearned for a normal life but knows that is impossible. Can Tonks convince him that he deserves happiness?

Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best canon Romance category. Thank you.

Categories: Remus/Tonks Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 121429 Chapters: 21 Completed: No
Published:
10/20/08 Updated: 03/18/11


My Funny Valentine by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: Looking forward to a romantic Valentine's Day with his fiancee, Ginny Weasley, Harry finds himself caught up in a truly hideous case with Romilda Vane from the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Department.

Seven men have been accused of inappropriate behaviour with the same girl, and Romilda is sure she knows who is to blame. Is it simple Muggle-baiting, or does the witch concerned have her talons flexed towards an unsuspecting eighth victim?

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. This is far, far too silly to have come from her quill.

Happy Valentine's Day to all the readers and writers on MNFF.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1756 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/14/11 Updated: 02/14/11


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.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 14094 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
03/08/09 Updated: 02/04/11


Close Your Eyes by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary: Hermione and Lavender weren't particular friends. It was true they shared a dormitory, but for much of their school time they lived parallel and separate lives. Then Lavender helped Hermione get ready for the Yule Ball and that set off a chain of events that left both girls confused.

This story was inspired by a suggestion from Gina (Gmariam) and a drabble written for Natalie (hestiajones). This story is in no way 'caron -compliant' with Lavender, blue - a Gryffindor true.

Thank you Natalie for beta'ing this story.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, her lawyers agree, so don't confuse us. Lawyers for Miss Brown and Miss Granger were unavailable for comment.

Categories: Femmeslash Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 6598 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/27/11 Updated: 01/27/11


Enslaved by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: A poem about Draco Malfoy and his steady downward path to Death Eater-dom.

Caught on the slide, he can't help remembering the words of Professor Dumbledore.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, Dylan Thomas or Sylvia Plath. But I'd like their talent.

I'd also like Julia's (theopaleye) talent with words. She is a poet extraordinaire who always sets us incredibly tough challenges on the boards for Poetry, Anyone?

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 131 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/22/11 Updated: 01/22/11


Learning to Fly by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: Severus Snape fell off his broom the first time he tried to fly. He had no natural talent, not like the loathsome Potter, and couldn't really see the point at all in Quidditch.

But then he saw Lily watching a certain Chaser play and suddenly flying becomes very important.

I am not JK Rowling and I know nothing about flying on a broomstick. This is all made up.

Thank you Natalie (thelastolympian) for beta'ing this story in its original form a whole year ago.



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1591 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/15/11 Updated: 01/15/11


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