Time was running out. Dumbledore knew he would have to face his childhood friend, his nemesis soon, but he needed information from the inside to ensure the final battle was success.
Katrina Bagshot thought she was applying for a secretarial position at the British Ministry of Magic. Instead she finds herself pulled into an intriguing web of espionage where loyalty if a matter of life and death and everyone is an enemy.
Thank you to NoelleZingarella for her tireless betaing of all my rambling.
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What beauty there was in your confidence. What purity in your certainty. What clarity in your purpose.
All of it, always, contained within every freckle of your face.
When one door shuts - oh, but there is always another possibility, always another future; another hundred, another thousand, and it is maddening to know fragments of them all but never enough, never enough to be more than a sickly, sweaty, sleepless mess.
I blink and -
(Gellert Grindelwald is expelled.)
Jimmy Teague has it all, a loving wife, a newborn son and friends.
And he's only just left Hogwarts. Not bad going.
But his father's life's work may trip him up.
Enter Gellert Grindelwald.
Jimmy's gonna need a pot of ale after this.
For nott theodore's Shaking up Shakespeare challenge
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
In 1924, Albus buys a dreamcatcher in San Francisco.
Albus Dumbledore faces Gellert Grindelwald at Nurmengard. The last time he would speak to his only equal, the love of his life.
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This story was written for the Forum House Cup "The New Beginning" Challenge.
Many thanks to my fellow Ravenclaw author, Barbara for doing beta.
Wings arc from your body as you begin to soar, rising and curving towards the sun as it filters down towards you through the ink-blue sky.
Water fills your lungs in a steady drip, drip, drip, and you are drowning instead.
|| FROGS 2017 Winner: Best Description ||
Gellert Grindelwald gets a lot more than he bargained for when he visits Great Aunt Bathilda.
Written for Crimson Quill's New Beginnings Challenge
Gellerd Grindelwald, the second darkest wizard of all time. How did he learn of the Deathly Hallows? How did he rise to power? How was Albus Dumbledore able to defeat him? And why, at the end of his life, did he try to protect the one who had locked him away?
A second later, the fire released him into light. In front of him, a village, and standing before it with wand raised, laughing as it burned, a man. The sky was streaked with orange and purple, the last remnants of day. The man turned slowly, and piercing blue eyes met for the first time since that night in Godric's Hollow. So many years had passed, but each recognised the other in an instant.
Could you write a Gellert Grindelwald Broadway Songifc, you ask?
Well, of course I can!
An awful price for sometimes nice… what was Gellert Grindelwald really made of?
For Moonylupin's Broadway Song Challenge. (from 2010: my first fanfic)
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We are all prisoners in some form, some physically but others mentally bound by our own sanity, anger, guilt and regret.
3rd Place: Best Friends/Family at FROGs '18
Winner: Best Minor Character at POGs '18.
'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
"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends,” Albus Dumbledore once said. He, more than anyone, knew the truth of that.
Quote from page 221 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling.
That summer was your fairytale, Albus, your flight from reality.
This is your story.
Yours, and sometimes his.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
- Dante Alighieri
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Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald fight two very different duels.
Written for the Game On Volume II Collab at HPFF
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She had only wanted to help her beloved Aberforth. She didn’t know that her attempt at helping was dooming her brothers to years of guilt, heartbreak, and that it would damage their relationship for the better part of a century.
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In the interrogation chamber of MACUSA, Gellert has a revelation.
For the 'HPFT Archive Grand Opening Drabble Challenge'.
History is written by the victors, to their specifications. Not all of history fits within them.
These are those parts which do not.
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Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.
- Homer, The Iliad
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He has to surrender, Dumbledore thought to himself. The last thing Dumbledore wanted to do was duel Grindelwald himself, but there were lives at stake and he was the only one with the power to stop him. For too long he had put off the inevitable, hoping constantly that someone else would step up and do what he had been too afraid to do. Now, however, he realised how foolish he had been to put old feelings first and allow them to cloud his judgement.
Based on 'Ten Duel Commandments' from the musical 'Hamilton'.