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A Sherlock Holmes mystery set in Victorian Hogwarts and London. A valuable artefact has been stolen from Hogwarts, and the only suspect - a Muggleborn pupil - has disappeared. Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black summons Holmes to Hogwarts to retrieve the Ravenclaw Codex, but things are not as simple as they seem, and Holmes and Watson soon find themselves in the middle of a most perplexing case.

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Chapters: 14
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Burn Marks by Lorelei Lynn

The tattered tapestry depicting the descent of the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black has burn marks in every generation; they represent the disowned members of the family. Three vignettes show how Isla, Phineas, and Marius Black achieved this honor.

Words: 6,007
Chapters: 4
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A Necessary Force by Marauder

What if, before the rumors reached him years later, Dumbledore already knew that Grindelwald had the Elder Wand? Dumbledore/Grindelwald

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Albus Dumbledore: the greatest wizard of the modern age, defeater of the Dark wizard Grindelwald, and the only one the Dark Lord ever feared. And yet, he certainly did not start out that way. This is the story of a young, awkward Percy Dumbledore, the elder of the Minister of Magic's two sons, before he became the respected headmaster of Hogwarts, before he met Nicholas Flamel... before he was great.

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"He saw himself in you before he had ever seen you, and in marking you with that scar, he did not kill you, as he intended, but gave you powers, and a future." (OotP, ch. 37)

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Tom Riddle had two loves, one of wealth and one of squalor. In the end, he is bereft of them both. This is their story.

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A girl spends her days in Hogwarts listening only to the portraits, until she learns from an unexpected source that her fellow students have lessons to teach her as well.

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Chapters: 1
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Drunken Love by Adrasteia

Love is an incredibly complicated thing, an organism with its own schemes. Controlling it is like playing with fire. Merope decides to build her own pyre.

Words: 2,193
Chapters: 1
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Well, now we know that Albus was in love with Gellert as a teen. See how he pines...

Words: 933
Chapters: 1
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This is how my mind filled in the missing details of Dumbledore's conversation with Mrs. Cole. Rated PG-13 for subject matter.

Words: 1,252
Chapters: 1
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Tom Riddle is the epitome of everything Merope Gaunt wants. Merope is everything that Tom scorns.

Words: 1,757
Chapters: 1
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Sequel to Cauldron of Secrets. Ever since his experiment with Felix Felicis, things have been going Horace's way. He's got the man of his dreams, and a long summer in France to look forward to. Instead of a holiday in the country, however, he and Leonide find a mystery when a local researcher is murdered. With ancient secrets, mysterious runes and the magical mafia, Horace's luck just might be running out.

Words: 18,230
Chapters: 5
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The Right Path by Lindwen

We've repeatedly heard about Sirius Black and how when he got into Gryffindor, his family was shocked and ashamed. Turn the situation around to look at a girl who everyone expected to get into Ravenclaw or Gryffindor --Hufflepuff, at worst. As Hagrid says in book one, "Better Hufflepuff than Slytherin". Modesta's world is turned upside down when she finds herself in the last House she'd expected to get in. She finds herself exploring Slytherin as she never thought she would and discovering things that make her wonder if there is more to this stereotyped house.

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Moravius Krubb's first year is off to a rocky start. It would help if Potter and Longbottom didn't make fun of his accent (and everything else). It would help if his head of house didn't hate him. It would help if he somehow hadn't himself to weird Horace Slughorn or tomboyish Serena Yaxley. Unfortunately for Moravius, he'll have to make do with what he's got. Fortunately for Moravius, he has a lot more cunning than some people give him credit for!

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To win a ticket on the grandest ship in the world, from a lucky hand of strip poker, is no doubt extremely excitining. But also to find the love of your life in just a few short hours is just amazing. This happens to a young man by the name of Draco Malfoy, who finds his love in another young man named Harry Potter. Together they withstand the wonderful/horrid journey on the R. M. S. Titanic

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This is the tale of a Muggle who becomes a witch; a little girl who becomes a woman. It is a journey through life, through love, through loss. It is the story of Minerva McGonagall; sister, friend, lover, fighter and teacher.

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How much of the past can excuse the choices a person makes in the present? This is the story of a young boy...and the monster he became.

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The Locket by Anna L. Black

"So we know that, near the end of her pregnancy, Merope was alone in London and in desperate need of gold, desperate enough to sell her one and only valuable possession, the locket that was one of Marvolo's treasured family heirlooms." What really happened there?

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Chapters: 1
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When a new professor from Beauxbatons captures Horace's attention, he realizes that desperate times call for desperate measures. Set in 1924. SLASH Horace/OMC (Written for the PFW Halloween Ball One-Shot Contest. Winner of Most Humorous and Runner-Up.)

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"Billy Stubbs's rabbit... well, Tom said he didn't do it and I don't see how he could have done, but even so, it didn't hang itself from the rafters, did it?" A look into the disagreement between Billy Stubbs and Tom Riddle. Mrs. Cole never knew the whole story.

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Chapters: 1
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Your Every Wish by Elissy

Falling into his arms, stumbling into his love, was her desire, her wish. Merope Gaunt had watched Tom Riddle for what seemed an eternity, each glance at him a skip in her heartbeat. After a meeting one rainy day, she realizes that what she desires might be just out of reach...

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Serpentine by Comma

Morena Serran came from a rich wizarding family, but lived in a small farmhouse in rural Ireland with a selfish and neglectful father and a timid and scared mother. She was almost grateful when she came home from her last year of Hogwarts and found that she could leave that life behind. Her freedom, however, would come at a steep price: she would be forced into servitude for a dangerous sorcerer looking for a few items that would help him on his way to bring the wizarding world to a reign over all Muggles, and to refuse the request would practically be suicide.

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“Everyone has to die, Tom,” she breathed, unable to move any closer to him. “It’s part of being human.” -- Tom Riddle learns about life, death, power and those too weak to seek it.

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Over 100 years before the Canon: Same Hogwarts. Different teachers. In J K Rowling's canon we only really see Hogwarts from the point of view of the students, glimpses into the lives of the staff are rare and tantalising. Behind the Staffroom Door is a story set some hundred years before the main action of the canon. Its main character is DADA teacher, Peregrine Proudfoot and how he deals with running the school for a very ill Headmaster and handling staffroom politics.

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Meliora by Marauder

"A year, a salvation of one year for her to gather the child and run. And the child would have to go with her, because she could not leave behind a little girl in this house." Pregnant with Morfin's child, Merope longs to escape to a life with Tom, and a better world for the child she hopes will be a girl.

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Chapters: 1
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"Who's this, then?" Marvolo leered at Amycus, and the other, younger man next to him giggled. It was a funny kind of giggle, but what was even funnier was that the giggling man's eyes were pointing in two different directions. Amycus found this fascinating, until it seemed that one of the eyes was fixed on him; then he looked at the table again. -- A young Amycus Carrow meets Marvolo and Morfin Gaunt. Runner-up in FictionAlley's Lusty Month of May Challenge.

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This is the first of my Backdrop Series, a series focusing on several background characters. This is about Merope Gaunt, and is a short look at her dependance on others. She is crazy as all get out, but in her own special way.

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What is the terrible secret that Headmaster Gideon Fortescue is hiding, and what will he do to keep it? His world is flying apart, and while he'd love to blame the retched Gaunts, he knows that everything is his own fault.

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Her mother had told her stories of ladies in towers, imprisoned there by wicked relations, and rescued by knights. But the visions faded quickly, leaving nothing but the filthy little shack in the woods. And there were no knights in Little Hangleton.

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Merope by Agape

Merope’s agony over the loss of her husband is tempered only by her unborn child. Songfic to Les Miserables I Dreamed a Dream. One-shot.

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A pregnant, defeated Merope finds herself struggling on the streets. She sells her most prized possession in an attempt to make money for food and shelter. She reflects on the abuse and hardships she has had to endure and hopes to come to terms with where her life has ended up, all while trying to stay healthy for her unborn child.

Words: 4,061
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The Old Lie by CakeorDeath

War comes everywhere. Even to Hogwarts. Young Toby Collier feels the pull of duty to his compatriots more than the pull of magic, but during the First World War, the first fully mechanised war, duty is dangerous.

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What happened on the night that Tom Riddle was born? What were the events leading up to Merope's last breath? Written in response to EmeraldCity's "The Birth of a HP Character" Challenge on HPFF.

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In New Orleans, wizards, vampires, and all men of races magical and non can be found. And in 1893, a non-discriminating serial killer begins picking off men on the streets, one by one, barely leaving any traces of the victims, let alone the killer themselves. But when a British Auror becomes the latest victim, his partner joins the American Ministry in the investigation, only to find one conclusive possibility in the form of a creature previously only known to Plains Indians that shows no compassion and no desire to stop killing... The Deer Woman

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Himnusz by eldritcher

Before Ariana and Nurmengard, before the wand and the war, there were two boys who loved lemon-drops.

Words: 4,662
Chapters: 1
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