All this nonsense about me being a hero is crap. Just because I’ve been through hell and back doesn’t make me a hero.
I’m not a hero; I’m a survivor.
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.
Lily Evans had loved her daughter very much; enough to use magic that shouldn't exist.
(Danger had dogged the Childe's path for years - )
James Potter had loved his daughter very much; enough to help.
How dare they -
They could not have her.
When they were gone, a ward would be left in place of their sacrifice, constructed to protect their child the only way possible: at all costs. But they hadn't planned on Voldemort's eventual return; or the ward deciding to seek their help in protecting their child...
Harry James Potter is not the Boy-Who-Lived, but he does go to school with him.
A little off if you ask Harry, that Neville Longbottom, always running around getting into trouble.
Tess Covenshire, a First Year Slytherin, finds herself drawn to a mysterious photograph of a boy she doesn't know, who seems to know her. As Tess and her friends begin to discover the identity of the boy, they draw ever closer to exposing a long buried scandal. Originally published on HPFF as The Witches of Slytherin. Completely revised and expanded for its new home.
We are a generation defined by the expetcations laid upon us.
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A witch 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.
Susan Bones finds herself locked in a broom closet with Pansy Parkinson. This doesn't look like it's going to end well, but then they find find out there's more to each other then meets the eye.
Written for the Prefects' Celebration Challenge
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.
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The War revealed many truths about humankind...the most important of those truths is that all humans are innately inclined to violence and chaos. We are hosts to an entire horde of plaguing ailments like jealousy and greed and we lack the physical and emotional capabilities to cope with such diseases. That is how the War started. That is how the world ended. That is why there is a grand nothingness on the Outside, beyond the walls of the Sovereignty.
My name is Cyril Bernard and I play a highly important role in maintaining the peace and overall wellbeing of our wonderfully prospering society (despite what that Mark Van said because what does that peacebreaker know anyway).
Written for scooterbug8515's Anything But Harry Challenge
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When Piper McLean's photos are found mysteriously burned, all signs point to Drew Tanaka as the culprit. Now she has to sit through this undignified trial (if it can even be called that) to prove her innocence. She tells her side of the story to a panel of four other Camp Half-Blood campers, and as she continues, her audience grows more and more captivated.
Because this story details a secretive fling with the dignified, stoic, and decidedly unromantic Reyna Ramirez-Arellano.
This was written for scooterbug8515's The Anything but Harry Challenge.
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Inspired by starbuck's awesome premade banner, I could write this.
Antebellum (adj.): occuring or existing before a war.
August 1945 - October 1949
The world is in flux; history is not yet past and the future is not yet here.
Tom Riddle is patient.
The trials and tribulations of growing up during a war, and the losses faced, the friends made, and loves burned.
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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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they say that people are made of light and stardust, but you? you are a blackhole.
the story of a girl who almost gave up
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Severus Snape. Sirius Black. Tom Riddle. Draco Malfoy. Lucius Malfoy. The deceiver; the betrayed; the destroyer; the misguided; the believer.
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reposted from HPFF w/out edits
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AFter Peeves locks Draco and Hermione into a broom closet as a prank, there are no declarations of hidden love. Instead, their words exchanged in anger may be their very last.
The North of England is a region rich in history and heritage, and its tales are passed down through the generations.
These are the stories of how the North was born.
First place in Ignatia's Ancient Runes Drabble Challenge
Love strikes as fast as lightning and burns as slow as the sun for some. With others it takes many attempts to combust and backfires with an unpleasant bang. For some the spark never comes at all.
What will be the love story of Lily and Lysander?
Their romance seems like a sure thing until you throw into the mix a houseful of young adults at Burrow plus the large Potter-Weasley family and anything could happen.
When Lydia met Regulus Black she had no idea how much he would change her life
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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.
All your idols are gilded; all your idols are false.
(Or, there are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it - Oscar Wilde)
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Alba Williamson is a cross-word loving Ravenclaw in her seventh year at Hogwarts. Pity is her nemisis, and pride is her guiding light. Determined to keep her head up through thick and thin, she struggles with the challenges of cerebral palsy. Though her best friend James helps as much as he can, things are sure to change with the Triwizard Tournament right around the corner.