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Destiny is the result of people's choices. And any single choice can change it completely.
In this AU the Marauders are still alive and free (more or less...), Neville Longbottom is the guy with the scar, and Harry... Well, just read and find out!
Voldemort has returned and Severus Snape has survived his first meeting with him; however, his position is insecure and his loyalties questioned by his master. Desperate to convince the Dark Lord of his obedience, Snape launches a plan to appease him. It should take years to develop giving Dumbledore and Potter the time they need to fulfill the prophecy. However, when Voldemort changes the plan, Severus realizes that he has inadvertently brought a muggle to the attention of the Death Eaters. Now he is trying to save her from evil all while convincing her that he is actually part of it.
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A muggleborn hides from the society that shunned her for being a muggleborn...and a slytherin. That is until two broken men, fighting on opposite sides of a war, give her no option but to return to the wizarding world. Magic hasn't managed to convince Clara that she belongs, but friends are more persuasive than any spell could be.
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Add together one ladies' man, one Quidditch player, one werewolf and one soon-to-be traitor. Then, mix in one imaginative idiot, one fiery redhead, one clever Ravenclaw and one blonde artist. Stir counterclockwise until trouble occurs. Watch them as they deal with love, sorrow and Death Eaters. Follow their lives through the last year at Hogwarts to the final battle two decades later.
Chapter 20 is in the queue! Chapter Twenty Excerpt:
“Well, you didn’t seem all that bothered to me,” sniped Sirius. “You rallied pretty well. Tell me,” he demanded of her, “is it true that Matt gurgles like a clogged up drain when he laughs?”
“Oh, for Merlin’s sake!” exclaimed Kirsty in exasperation as Sirius allowed himself a small grin of satisfaction. “You’re so immature! If you didn’t like me talking with Matt then you only have yourself to blame.”
“I can’t imagine he had anything interesting to talk about,” said Sirius, continuing with his tirade of obscene insults.
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After coming up with a brilliant plan to stop an argument between her parents,
Verity winds up in 2002 where she realises she has to help them fall in love all over again.
At the height of the first wizarding war, Albus Dumbledore seeks out a mythical artefact to help bring hope to those he believes will be affected by the prophecy. *Winner of SIYE's May 2017 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Completed*
James swallows his pride.
1st place in ScorpiusRose17 and dreamgazer220's Lyrical Quote challenge
I stay hidden, behind a suit of armour here, a plinth there. She doesn’t know I follow her. Doesn’t know how much I want to return to those days when she called herself my friend, before I completely screwed everything up. Before I called her that word.
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Severus Snape meets Lily Evans for the first time when Potter and Black take a prank too far. And he discovers the fiery Gryffindor isn't the uptight prude he thought she'd be. In fact, she was full of surprises.
Received 1st Place in Polyjuice_'s Shippy AU Challenge on HPFF.
She was more than a pimply intellectual.
He was more than a Quidditch-crazed playboy.
She was worth looking at. He was worth listening to.
An Eloise Midgeon / Cormac McLaggen story.
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Severus Snape journeys to the afterlife, only to face rejection once again from the one who matters most.
Four people's reactions to the funeral of Lily and James Potter: Peter Pettigrew, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape and Sirius Black.
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Hermione's death had certainly been unexpected.
Severus Snape being the one to help her cope in the Afterlife, with the sadness of leaving behind nearly everyone she cared for?
2018 F.R.O.G.S. 3rd Place - Best HP Major Character (Hermione Granger)
Distraught over the loss of his godfather, Harry turns to Ginny for comfort and, in turn, she helps him to understand the power the Dark Lord knows not.
Neville Longbottom knew before he left for his seventh year at Hogwarts that things were going to be different. He just didn't realise quite how different that would be.
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To love Lily Evans was to both bask in heaven's light and suffer hellfire.
Two very different men knew this more than anyone else.
James/Lily & Snape/Lily
Your life is over. Dead to the world. The mere memory of your time on earth dwindled down to nothing but a self portrait on some wall in a castle. Your life now refined to only what you can see from a square box, the company of the other portraits to keep you company and entertained. How your life is so different now - being only two dimensional.
The darkness of death and the sorrow of lost has touched us all throughout time. Some more than others. How you deal with the darkness defines you most of all. Moving forward takes time and courage. The following are accounts of those who found the strength to carry on.
*In tribute to those who have ever lost a loved one*
The darkness hid him well. Severus Snape sat amongst the shadows, listening intently.
The battles fought within the walls of Hogwarts reverberated throughout the Forbidden Forest like shards of glass cutting through the very soul that he claimed to no longer own.
Frames always seem to make life harder.
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Winning the battle does not mean you have won the war - but at twelve, is there really a difference? Severus Snape bested Sirius Black once, in their Second Year. Lily Evans is of the opinion that if he had just listened to her, it wouldn't have happened. And James Potter still stands by the fact that cleaning toilets isn't the worst detention he's had.
written in 2009
Mudblood. That's what he called you.
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Ambrosius Yaxley: aspiring Death Eater and lover of all things illicit. Edward Bulstrode: aspiring Auror and lover of books and knowledge.
They make an unlikely pair, the two of them. When their relationship fails, they go their separate ways, thinking it is the end. But when their paths cross in the First Wizarding War, on opposite sides of the conflict, they find themselves torn as duty meets desire.
"Severus reached out and fingered one of the tiny knots, wondering how much of the picture would unravel if he let this one loose."
This story was written a long time ago, and became a character study for "Until We Close Our Eyes For Good". I keep this as a reminder of from whence I came.