Language shapes the world, for good or for evil. In silence, wounds fester and arguments begin. And what are wars but arguments out of control?
||2014 Dobby Winner: Best Quote; 2014 Golden Snitches, Silver: Best Romance, 2013 Silver: Best Romance, Best Slash||
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees - Victor Hugo
It is October 1949: Lycus Malfoy is dying, quarantined in his house alone but for his wife, Adelaide, who still hopes there is a miracle cure; Eileen Prince has vanished into a Muggle life, washing the dead and arranging flowers, away from the sneers she endured at school; Cygnus and Orion Black are at war with each other even as they bury their secrets six feet deep.
There is a murderer on the loose, shrouded in paranoia, and the old structures, things of blood and age and time, are starting to crumble.
And a ship arrives from Lübeck bringing Tom Riddle home.
Amidst scandals in the Ministry and wars and rebellions across the Muggle world, the first Minister for Magic is elected.
Immortality is as much ambrosia as it is poison: it is selfish, egotistical and all-consuming.
We fell; or rather, one fell - the other was already at the bottom.
The journey of one man and his axe.
For TreacleTart's Super Minor Character Challenge
Albus visits Aberforth for the first time in more than 45 years. What is left of their relationship?
Part of MuggleMaybe's Literary Quote Challenge
'You and I, Albus, we would have turned the world to ashes and risen together, phoenixes, standing high above the ruins, ready to take our rightful places and rule.'
For MuggleMaybe's The Literary Quotes Challenge
They were four, and they were happy. Then the Black Death came.
Mara doesn't want to be alone anymore.
Sometimes, small events can cause ripples further afield. These are some of those ripples.
In eighteenth century London, the Prince of Wales is taking steps towards his lofty aspirations.
Written for nott theodore's Historical Head Canons challenge
Lavinia trembles in the dim light, torn between the life she is trying to escape and the life that awaits her on the other side of the door.
Nine-year-old Fleamont Potter has to go to his father's swearing in. But first, that unruly hair of his must be tamed.
Written for Ravenclaw's History of Magic OWL (2017).
Albus finally confronts Gellert.
The Minister of Magic has died unexpectedly, and Barnabas Oldridge has been asked to step into the void.
Written for Flaming Quilltips' Minister of Magic Challenge.
In August 1914, the International Confederation of Wizards made the unanimous decision to ban magical involvement in Muggle wars.
But, as any idealistic student will tell you, some rules are made to be broken.
for nott theodore's historical headcanons challenge
Barberus Bragge and Modesty Rabnott face off in a tail of Cuaditch, animal rights, and unsuitable marriages.
For TreacleTart's The Super Minor Character Challenge
For CrimsonQuill's Strong Female Challenge
Kendra Dumbledore would do anything for her daughter.
Magical banner by bittersweetflames @TDA // Written for Jenna (Lululuna)
Jennet knows what the word 'witch' means.
absolutely stunning banner by floralprint@tda | 3rd in WindingArrow's Amnesia Experiment
Miss Hermione Granger might not remember a single thing but she does know that Tom Riddle, for all his charm and charisma, terrifies her to the bone. And she's never even breathed a word to him in her life.
For Wolfgirl's "Dark Turn" Challenge.
Prompt: Minerva McGonagall bakes biscuits for her new colleague, Remus Lupin.
Awe Inspiring Banner by azimuth @ TDA!
2nd place in fwoopersong8's Totally Platonic Challenge
A friendship between Marjorie Dursley and Tom Riddle Sr.
Laughter erupted from Tom's throat, scaring the dog that circled his feet. "What could a child possibly know about loneliness?"
Fantastic Banner by krazyboutharryginny @ TDA!
Written for StarFeather's Auror's Tale-Season 2 Challenge
Augusta Longbottom is the first female Auror in Wizarding Britain. Between challenging the status quo, being hounded by The Daily Prophet, and being harassed by her colleagues, will she have time to solve the near impossible case that's just landed on her desk?