Some business offers are just too good to be true. That's why Aurors Potter and Weasley are on the case. Although cases don't always go the way an Auror expects them to ...
Cho had enjoyed her visits to Guangzhou. She wasn't at all sure she wanted to live there. But when her parents moved their family away because of the war, she found herself trying to build a new life in China -- and struggling to reconcile it with her unfinished business in Britain.
Harry would have liked a little peace and quiet after the Battle of Hogwarts to decide what he wanted to do next (although rebuilding his relationship with Ginny was definitely high on the list). But any such hopes were dashed by unexpected threats to his godson and to Kingsley's position as Minister, and once again, he and his friends found themselves in a courtroom taking on an old enemy ... (Gen central plot with a side helping of H/G and R/Hr.)
Kingsley Shacklebolt had never expected his habit of solving the Daily Prophet crosswords to uncover a security leak. But when the Potterwatch passwords started to appear in them as answers to clues, he had little choice but to investigate who was behind it ...
Severus Snape has bad hygiene -- in the opinion of Sirius Black. Who pointedly tells him so. Severus Snape has dirty blood -- in the opinion of Regulus Black, who unwittingly tells him so. One telling leads to the other -- and both have surprising repercussions once they all start school.
Hermione Granger had grown to dread the winter. The season seemed almost to have a grudge against her. And so as she and Ron flew from summer in Britain to winter in Australia to search for her parents, she had both old and new issues to resolve.
A Ravenclaw student explains to his housemate why the Potions textbook contains no mention of Golpalott's Fourth Law.
Remus Lupin has a particular interest in Luna Lovegood. Purely paternal, of course.
"It's been coming on for a while," said Percy ... "But I had to find a way out and it's not so easy at the Ministry, they're imprisoning traitors all the time." (DH, ch30). This is Percy's journey to that point.
There is danger in dwelling on past mistakes, as Dumbledore and Snape discover. Missing moment from PS/SS.
"I suppose it's a sign of growing up when you realise that your parents can be wrong, isn't it?" An adult Luna Lovegood talks about her part in the war.
"The first ever Atlantic broom crossing [was] by Jocunda Sykes in 1935" (Kennilworthy Whisp,
AU: Harry and Ron visit the Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor's office to tell him where the Chamber of Secrets is. Everything Gilderoy Lockhart writes about himself is actually true.
Cho runs into an old friend and comes to an understanding with him. [Set during HBP.]
It's never plain sailing for a newly-qualified Auror, and especially not for Nymphadora Tonks. Her Metamorphmagus talents are a big career advantage. Her dark wizard relatives certainly aren't. Being thrown in at the deep end on her first case doesn't make things any easier, either. So when Tonks puts her shape-shifting skills to good use investigating the trade in a highly dangerous potion, while simultaneously trying to deal with her family's very 'Black' past history, things quickly get complicated ... [Set during the first half of GoF, plot crosses paths with the books from time to time but mostly runs parallel.]
Two students visit Madam Pomfrey with an embarrassing problem. The cure may possibly be worse than the disease.
The Prime Minister of Muggles receives a visit from Rufus Scrimgeour in the wake of Dumbledore's murder.
To his horror, Knight Bus driver Ernie Prang is 'invited' to become an informer for the Ministry at the beginning of the second war. As the months pass, Ernie finds that he is forced to decide which roads are the most dangerous ...
Remus has an unusual request for Tonks regarding his old love. She doesn't really know how to react to it. Rather dysfunctional post-HBP Remus/Tonks.
Successful young entrepreneurs Fred and George Weasley -- whose products sometimes seem almost magical! -- are interviewed by the 'Sunday Times Magazine'.
As the Trio begin their quest, Hermione can't shake off an uneasy feeling that there's something very important Harry and Ron aren't telling her. And as it happens -- she's absolutely right. Their problem is that some things, however important, just aren't that easy to tell. Not even to your best friend ... [Set shortly post-HBP. Contains the canon ships.]
What's a wizard to do if he needs to break into a Muggle high-security area without leaving a trace? Why, call in expert help, of course! Advice and assistance are especially vital when the security measures to be evaded are in the Tower of London, and the target is the Crown Jewels. Unfortunately, when Mundungus Fletcher is the expert in question, there's no guarantee things will go smoothly ... [Written for the
Ten years after the end of the war, everyone thinks Fenrir Greyback is dead -- everyone except Remus Lupin. When Remus follows his maker's trail to the Canadian wilderness, their confrontation reopens many old wounds.
Luna Lovegood goes in search of Crumple-Horned Snorkacks.
"I can’t see her – Her! – in the next bed, not through the hangings – but I can hear her ... She's lying there peacefully, not a care in the world, while I'm lying here crying on my pillow ... After all, it seems she's the one Ron wants." (Hermione/Ron/Lavender triangulation, set during HBP.)
"We want to know more about people who fail. We care about people who are scared, who act foolishly, who are tricked by their vanity and trapped by their desires ... Flawed characters are the unforgettable ones" -- Susan Shaughnessy. Half-blood Slytherin Millicent Bulstrode reflects on her time at Hogwarts, the years of wasted effort she put in trying to be accepted by the popular students of her House, and what she intends to do about it. [Written for the femgenficathon.]
Tonks decides to try an experiment while talking to Remus in the kitchen at twelve, Grimmauld Place. Features various other members of the Order past and present, onstage and off, in relationships and not ... [Warnings: Contains references to slash, which may offend some people. Contains references to het, which may offend some other people.]
Harry. Ginny. Hermione. Love potions. Moments missing from your copy of Book 6. Because some things are just a really bad idea. (Featuring a special guest appearance by the Half-Blood Prince. May offend people who ship ... er, period.)
"Curious about what would happen if you tried me on again, eh? Wondered what else I might be able to do other than just Sort ... You’re not the first student who’s ever done this, you know, oh no - not by a long chalk. And I dare say you won’t be the last." A certain inquisitive student tries the Sorting Hat on again, and finds it in a chatty mood - as it talks happily about the Founders of Hogwarts, the factors it actually considers in its decision-making process, and students whose Sorting it has (or hasn't) had second thoughts about. [Setting: at the end of OotP, after the Department of Mysteries battle, just before term ends.]
On New Year's Eve 1972, a British Auror listens to the strange tales told (over a drink or six) by his American counterpart. Should he believe them? Because the truth is out there. Or something ...
Madam Pomfrey visits the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library and is reminded forcefully of her own schooldays. [A short piece written for the FictionAlley "What's Your OTP?" challenge.]
Mrs Black watches the Quidditch from her private box and reflects on her disappointing sons, the importance of Black family values, and a certain Chaser for the Kenmare Kestrels ... [Written for the FictionAlley OTP challenge, set a few years after the end of the first war. Slightly revised from the version originally Niffled to take into account the names and dates on JKR's 'Black Family Tree' recently sold at auction.]
"One more thing I've learned about pain. It makes you innumerate. You lose the ability to count your blessings. All you can do is wait for it to go away. Get yourself through the day. That's doable. I have things to do, people to see. Then go home -- and get yourself through the night." So how do you cope with losing Sirius Black -- again? In the aftermath of the Department of Mysteries battle, Remus Lupin tries different ways. Because whatever gets you through the night is all right. [Not R/S, by the way.]