There's more going on in that furry little half-Kneazle noggin than most people would expect. Crookshanks offers his unique style of commentary on being upstaged, uprooted and even upended. It's not easy being the head of a household. Especially when it keeps moving, changing and growing despite your best efforts to keep a paw on it...
Viktor Krum never was one to revel in posing, primping, preening, being fawned or drooled over, or generally being manhandled and treated like a piece of meat by the so-called "fairer sex" that count themselves among his fandom. He's not much on being photographed or answering the same old questions or having his private life pried into, either, thanks very much. So when he gets *cough* volunteered by a certain bushy-haired fiancee to participate in a fundraiser for St. Mungo's that involves all of the above and then some... Let's just say Hermione will be needing to "express her gratitude" a great deal to make up for this.
Hermione Weasley has gone what qualifies as a lifetime since the last time she saw Viktor Krum. Several decades, at least. What should have been a simple lunch and hour of catching up turns out not to be so simple when Hermione bumps into him at an Arithmancy conference. Relationships are always a lot more complicated when you're dealing with love lost, love gained, a few additional decades of baggage, some well-meaning but pushy relatives and friends, and your grown children, to boot. Funny, I thought being more mature meant these things got easier, not more complex... "Simon, it’s just not simple. This isn’t a fairytale." A more mature romance story with healthy doses of Viktor/Hermione, Ron/Hermione, and Viktor/Original Character.
As Viktor and Hermione start to make plans, they find, to their horror, that no one seems to think they can and should have a simple wedding but the bride and the groom. Along the way to the altar, they have to deal with such formidable obstacles as friends, family, a wedding planner with an overbearing fondness for pink, and everyone else's expectations. ````In a post-war magical world, hungry for something to celebrate, the two of them find that a wedding is sometimes not just a wedding. It can be infuriating, exasperating, exhilarating, and sometimes, it's a wonderful balm for a lot of old wounds. Set in the Best Laid Plans universe.
Christmas is always a special event, but especially when you're spending your first together as a married couple. When you're still unwrapping one another bit by bit, piece by piece, and still going about the new business of fitting your lives together. ````When Viktor and Hermione spend Christmas at a very crowded Burrow, there's more to be unwrapped than presents. An addition to the Best Laid Plans universe, featuring a festive Mad Eye Moody, a bit of Christmas goose, a cramped bed, a prattling bore, a bit too much eggnog, and the rather dangerous combination of all of the above, plus newlyweds, and mistletoe.
Everyone gets replaced. It’s the first lesson you learn on the Quidditch pitch, and the last one to sink in, if you’re lucky. Even the best Seeker ever. Even Viktor Krum. After a bit of time to reflect, Viktor writes a letter on being replaced. “I told myself that Hermione and I would go to dinner, or maybe just eat in at the hotel so I could have a good old fashioned sulk in peace, and it would all look better in the morning. Or at least the wound would be a little less fresh. Problem is I didn’t expect to get replaced twice in one day. Once is not so bad. Twice can knock you for a loop. When one of the people replacing you is your wife… well, someday maybe you’ll understand why that can knock a man totally off balance...”
Viktor's on "furlough" from the Order; he and Hermione engage in a bit of the old nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Or at least, they try to. Problem is, Harry and Ron are particularly dense about reading between the lines and figuring out what all the nudging and winking mean. Viktor and Hermione are simply trying to catch some time alone, and frankly, subtlety is getting them nowhere. But the two of them are nothing if not clever and resourceful! Featuring a very knowing Neville, a slightly strangled Ginny, an extremely naive Harry and Ron, and a very randy (but still very levelheaded) Viktor and Hermione. Rated R for severe comic naughtiness and wicked innuendo. We all knew there was something missing from the Hogwarts curriculum.
A prequel to the rest of the Best Laid Plans stories. Hermione's last Easter holiday at Hogwarts is starting out as nothing short of depressing. She lost her parents the year before and the war is most definitely brewing in the rest of the world. On top of that, the Order is trying to gear up for the battle to come, so not only is Viktor away for weeks at a time, she has no idea where he is or what he's doing. But on the Saturday before Easter, someone arranges for her to ponder on something a little more practical, magical and mystical than her own problems. The incredible.. egg? When Dobby delivers an Easter basket and refuses to tell her who the sender is, Hermione tackles one of her favorite things. A puzzle that needs solving.
Third in a series where a decision, an accident, or a random twist of fate changes the rest of the story. The war’s over, life is a lot more ordinary these days, and Harry and his friends are all grown up and married. Ginny and Neville, Harry and Hannah, Ron and Susan, Viktor and Hermione. There’s only one thing missing in their seventeen year marriage, as far as that last couple is concerned. A baby. ````It seems that using magic to help begin a life, like ending it, is no feat to be taken lightly. When the others set out to offer a bit of assistance, they find that the best laid plans don’t always go right. Time Flies: You know, some things really shouldn't be rushed...
A flashback to Neville and Ginny’s wedding in my Best Laid Plans universe. On the big day, Ginny is a bit nervous, so Hermione offers a bit of “old married lady advice”, including why marriage can be just as rewarding as it can be infuriating. Also, a bit on the side about the penchant Viktor and Hermione have for making other people’s weddings more interesting, as referred to in the other BLP stories.
Another small sequel to Past Present, which takes place chronologically between Past Present and Waiting. After fifth year ends, Viktor is spending part of the summer in the Granger household. Problem is, even the most innocent questions can be hard to answer when you’re a wizard trying to pass yourself off as a Muggle. A short fic featuring a curious neighbor, uncomfortable questions galore, some double-edged answers and a very temperamental toaster.
A prequel to the “Best Laid Plans” series. When Viktor is injured during a Quidditch match, he seems determined to prove the old saying that great athletes make terrible patients. Between dealing with the injury, the Healers, and each other, Viktor and Hermione find that the people you love the most can also drive you the craziest. A broken leg can be a pain. Sometimes, so can the patient...
Second in a series where a decision, an accident, or a random twist of fate changes the rest of the story. The war’s over, life is a lot more ordinary these days, and Harry and his friends are all grown up and married. Ginny and Neville, Harry and Hannah, Ron and Susan, Viktor and Hermione. There’s only one thing missing in their seventeen year marriage, as far as that last couple is concerned. A baby. It seems that using magic to help begin a life, like ending it, is no feat to be taken lightly. When the others set out to offer a bit of assistance, they find that the best laid plans don’t always go right. Too Much Of A Good Thing: If some is good, a whole lot is even better, right? Sometimes a little help can go an awfully long way...
This is possibly my first and only true ficlet, a very fast read that sprouted from the following challenge at the L.O.F.F. Guild, where Lady Theresa asked us to write a fic containing a letter from Viktor to his parents, on the subject of Hermione, written during GOF. Have him outline the pros and cons of this girl as he sees them. Short, sweet, and written with an eye toward being compliant with my Past Present Universe, although it can be read alone. Viktor writes to let his parents know that he's decided to do something that probably won't sit well with his Headmaster, but really, it's Mama and Papa's fault in the first place.
The war’s over, life is a lot more ordinary these days, and Harry and his friends are all grown up and married. Ginny and Neville, Harry and Hannah, Ron and Susan, Viktor and Hermione. There’s only one thing missing in their seventeen year marriage, as far as that last couple is concerned. A baby. It seems that using magic to help begin a life, like ending it, is no feat to be taken lightly. When the others set out to offer a bit of assistance to Viktor and Hermione, they find that the best laid plans don’t always go right. First in a series where a decision, an accident, or a random twist of fate changes the rest of the story. The Switch: Never rely on the predictability of human behavior. Just when you think you know someone...
Sequel to Past Present. In the summer after Past Present, Hermione is busy packing for a return to Grimmauld Place when she discovers her bundle of Viktor's letters from the prior summer. She rereads each and looks back on the summer before, reflecting on how the two connected through writing and a couple of meetings. Finally read all of Viktor's letters to Hermione, find out what happened on their first dates, and how exactly their relationship got off the ground.
Sometimes, loving someone just isn't enough. Sometimes, the choice everyone expects you to make isn't the right one. Sometimes the perfect couple isn't so perfect. Years after losing touch with each other, Viktor and Hermione bump into one another by chance and realize, they have more in common than being older and wiser. They both once made the same mistake, but they won't again. This time around, they know what they want, and they aren't afraid to ask for it.
Hermione, Harry, and Ron visit Viktor Krum in Bulgaria and discover there's a lot more to Viktor's past than they could have imagined.
What's it like, being Viktor Krum? You're the youngest Seeker ever to compete in the World Cup, you're entering your last year of school, and you're likely to be chosen as Durmstrang Champion. Idolized and adored by fanboys and fangirls everywhere, you've got it all, right? Wrong. All poor Viktor wants is to keep his head down, do his job, be left alone, and maybe, just maybe, to suck up the courage to talk to that bookish, bushy-haired girl that he keeps seeing in the library. But you see, there's the problem of these giggling girls and the fan mail they keep sending him... Taking a wonderful plot bunny from the L.O.F.F Guild and inspiration from The Trouble With Tribbles. One shot by the author of Past Present on Astronomy Tower.