“Hello?” Kwai Sim says.
There’s a rustle at the other end, the plastic-pop of interference. Nobody answers, but the line is still holding.
Her heartbeat leaps to a frenetic pace before she even realises why.
“Daniel? Ah Khim? Is that you?” she says, very carefully. If she doesn’t say his name right, or with enough caution, it might not be him. Just her imagination, tricking the name off her tongue.
A series of conversations between two people.
For the Prefects' Celebration Challenge
A Cywydd Llosgyrnog Poem.
For Rumpelstiltskin's A Poetical Mood Challenge
This was written for Rumpelstiltskin’s 'A Poetical Mood Challenge'.
I would like to dedicate this poem to melian’s “Year of the snake”.
BEAUTIFUL banner by beyond the rain @TDA and @HPFT
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
"How would you feel about a free trip to France this summer?”
“That depends. What’s the catch?”
“It’s a trip with my family,” Marlene says.
She can’t quite bring herself to look Sirius in the eye as she continues, “I’d be introducing you as my boyfriend.”
For the Prefect's Celebration Challenge
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War with yourself, war with others, war in your mind. Conflict all around.
Fraser was far more afraid of the person inside the garbage truck with him than the man outside who wanted to shoot them.
A Due South fic, set during a scene of S01E18 "An Invitation to Romance".
Banner by ailhsa @ tda
In the summer between fifth and sixth year, and in the aftermath of a prank gone horribly wrong, Sirius Black sets out to mend the damage he's caused to his friendships. In the process, he begins to mend himself, too.
For jessicalorewrites' Diversity Challenge. Winner of Best Diversity in the 2016 Golden Paws. Runner up for Best Major Character in the 2017 F.R.O.G.S.
Note: due to the scope of the changes to this story, I would really appreciate if people avoided directly transferring reviews from other sites :)
If Severus successfully completed his apprenticeship, he'd get the opportunity to earn a title for himself. A Master. Prequel to 'Until We Close Our Eyes For Good'.
For Saphhicsunrise's "The Vocational Challenge"
Beautiful banner by Draco_Luva @TDA!
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 holidays are stressful enough.
Add in overbearing parents, a nosy brother and a fake fiance.
Albus Potter probably won't survive to the New Year.
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Bridget Carlisle wants nothing more than to put the events of the past few months behind her. Between being kicked out by her overly-devoted religious parents and forced to transfer schools in the middle of her junior year, she's had enough drama to last her a lifetime.
Or so she thought.
Welcome to Brightview College, where the churches are plentiful and sweet girls with pretty eyes crash into you at the worst moments. Enjoy your stay.
Lovely bannerby playcrackthesky @ TDA!
Draco makes a new friend in the Forbidden Forest.
Reserve Beater for the Tutshill Tornados. It sounded like a great career, but for Hollie Finnigan, it was a lot of bench warming and a chance for all of the people she ever told to ask, "Oh, so you know Roxanne Weasley? Can you get me her autograph?"
Hollie knew Roxanne all right. She was in love with her.
A story about love and lies, fame, and a little Quidditch.
Part One of the Lily Collection
After two years of silence between friends, all Severus wants is a chance to tell Lily how he feels.
For Rumpelstiltskin's Companion Piece Challenge
Beta'd by dreamgazer220
A series of one-shots in which Neil Callaghan counsels various characters from our individual stories. These stories will generally be AU from the stories they relate to and the tone of them may vary, with some probably being more serious than others.
It is ironic that in a country founded by religious refugees, shows of one religion can make you a target.
1st in Heliotrope's Flash Fiction Contest
Go, go. Walk away from me. Don’t look back. Smiling, I wave my hand in the air.
beautiful banner by Tiffany @shadowplay
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Edmund “Blunder” Blundell has a crush on James Potter...and James Potter?
Rejected Twin, Quidditch Towel Boy, and quite possibly the Worst Potions Student Ever, Edmund escapes the daily humilities of his life through his sketchbook. But when a drawing of James Sirius Potter (who is Most Definitely Not His Crush) falls into a potion and conjures a clone of him, things get twice more complicated.
for clevernotbrilliant’s love triangle challenge
Peter Pettigrew thinks he's satisfied with his life. Until an unexpected meeting shows him otherwise.
Written for Felpata Lupin's Pettigrew Awareness Challenge
Advent is a time for hoping, for waiting, for believing; a time when gods descend to the earth, and the celestial is made temporal.
A shame then, that Grantaire believed in nothing but Enjolras.
Or, Grantaire lit four red candles, one each Sunday of Advent; each time, he was visited by a god: a god who performed miracles.
For the Holiday and Diversity Challenge.
Fifty years after the fall of Grindelwald, old scars and wounds linger, as do the ideologies which caused them - some plan to use them to their own ends, no matter the collateral damage.
Six years later, the Second War against Voldemort has been over for a year, the wounds scabbing over, and Hermione Granger is determined to force change.
Viktor Krum is struggling to remember quite what hope is; that change does come, if slowly. There is poison in the past, but healing is possible.
March 16th, 1980: Remus Lupin is waiting for the full moon, alone in the mountains of the Lake District.
(He's not dreaming of Sirius, or of martyrdom, and the anger's just the wolf clawing at him, impatient to be out.)
Rule Number 143 of SS
Don’t tell your boy/girlfriend that you like their brother.
This will cause them to flip out.
And when the school explodes, it’s only a matter of time until we figure out who ratted themselves out.
A story about secret societies, unrequited romances, scalding hot tea, and the too often done human tendency of settling for second best.