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The story of Tabitha Spellman and the crew that come to fight Voldemort in 1980 and 1996. Covers 1968-1981.

Words: 74,094
Chapters: 21
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Into the Fold by Pasi

(COMPLETE) Severus Snape is going straight to hell. The people he calls his friends are helping him get there.

Words: 179,171
Chapters: 42
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Sirius and Lily aren't feeling quite themselves. In fact, they're feeling rather like... each other... (bodyswap, J/L, R/S, and all sorts of things in between.)

Words: 36,919
Chapters: 8
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COMPLETE. Severus Snape came from somewhere; he didn't just appear at Hogwarts. We have had hints of his back story but no one really knows it. How did he get to be a snarky bastard? Why? Who knows, besides JK Rowling? So, this series of short chapter/stories explores the possibilities which include Potions College, Malfoys, The Dark Lord and even Remus Lupin, as well as a growing conviction that the world is not a nice place.

Words: 133,299
Chapters: 24
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Rising from Embers by shiiki

Against a backdrop of terror and hostility, Lily Evans and James Potter come of age in a world at war. Seventh year is bound to be fraught with difficulties, but it is also a time for both to grow and learn, to rise to the challenges thrown their way, and to find their way to each other. The sequel to From Ashes.

Words: 42,441
Chapters: 15
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Apothecary and Auror by Pasi

(COMPLETE) Severus Snape begins by taking a post as Potioner on a secret Ministry project in Azkaban. He ends by taking his first step on the path to Lord Voldemort.

Words: 15,865
Chapters: 7
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My Girl by bright eyes

When Lily comes back from Australia, she is desperate to hide her secret from James, but things start to unravel when she meets him again. PostHogwarts, slight AU.

Words: 5,341
Chapters: 4
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(RL/SB) AU. The Prank goes wrong, Severus Snape dies, and the Marauders dispose of the evidence and get away with it -- and after that, what can't you do?

Words: 13,767
Chapters: 4
Hits: 4,737

Sirius, James, and Peter seem to think that since I read so much, I should write as well. Something like keeping a journal. So they gave me this. This “nifty, big, red, beautiful book”, according to James. Peter says to make it my life’s work, adding to it as my life progresses. They’re all idiots, but maybe I’m even worse, since I’m here writing in the blasted thing. (This fan fiction is an AU)

Words: 17,460
Chapters: 8
Hits: 4,692

[NEW CHAPTER: THIS FIC IS BACK!] "Lily sprung to a sitting position. It wasn't working. She could not stop thinking, stop remembering. He had reminded her of what it felt like to feel alive again and it was too much. Reciting four words to herself was not going to suppress it any longer." -Chap. 4

Words: 13,836
Chapters: 6
Hits: 4,577

(COMPLETE) Severus Snape found refuge with the Order of the Phoenix. Regulus Black did not.

Words: 15,661
Chapters: 6
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Sirius has been naughty. Remus won't let him forget it.

Words: 1,181
Chapters: 1
Hits: 3,406

Young Severus Snape has finished Hogwarts. He has a job and has joined the Death Eaters. But he is about to learn something which may change his life...

Words: 16,606
Chapters: 7
Hits: 3,147
A Second Chance by Blaise

What was the "matter" that made Dumbledore trust Snape? Why did Snape change sides? This story answers these and other questions.

Words: 32,790
Chapters: 6
Hits: 3,068

A sequel to my fic Unintended Consequences. Young Severus Snape, a Death Eater, has secretly been a spy of Dumbledore's for some time now. Is Voldemort beginning to suspect something?

Words: 32,143
Chapters: 10
Hits: 2,778

Lily is deathly bored during an Order of the Pheonix meeting and her mind wanders towards none other than Sirius Black. Something hot and steamy happens in the kitchen that's more than just the kettle boiling...

Words: 2,072
Chapters: 1
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When Bellatrix Black, newly graduated from Hogwarts, cornered her younger sister Andromeda and dragged her out of their home and into Diagon Alley, Andromeda expected danger, excitement, and trouble - all part and parcel to dealings with Bellatrix. Nothing, however, could prepare her for the nightmarish ordeal that ended with her coming face to face with Lord Voldemort.

Words: 32,212
Chapters: 6
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The Best Laid Plans by Rin

Remus recieves a telephone call from his mum, and Sirius finds out that his boyfriend's parents don't know about their four-year relationship. And then fluff ensues. And a bit of angst. And then angsty fluff. And then back to fluff. Whee!

Words: 5,515
Chapters: 1
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The Queer Sycamore by caducee

Lily and her husband are two of the highest qualified Aurors in their department. The Queer Sycamore is a hotel during daytime and a brothel at night. It is also a place where Death Eaters come to rest after full days of intensive work for their Master. Lily must do the necessary to wipe out these crooks and put them behind bars.

Words: 7,582
Chapters: 5
Hits: 2,489
Kidnapped by rainfromheaven

The Potters' first wedding anniversary is fast approaching, and despite the dark times, Lily wants to make this day special. James, however, does not only seem too busy to remember ... he seems to be cold enough to allow their marriage to fall apart! Lily vows to spark the flame once more and comes up with the ultimate plan to surprise him... Only to end up getting surprised herself.

Words: 11,838
Chapters: 4
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A tragic event unexpectedly sends Severus to Lily’s doorstep seeking solace. Through coffee and conversation, a broken friendship is briefly mended. Some surprising discoveries are made, and Lily has to make a decision that could mean healing a grieving heart and irreparably wounding another.

Words: 9,874
Chapters: 1
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The young Snape has just left Hogwarts and will be making some choices that will influence the rest of his life. Snape's backstory leading up to Halloween night, 1981.

Words: 57,672
Chapters: 10
Hits: 2,011
Bedtime Story by lucypotter

Sirius Black and Remus Lupin collaborate in telling baby Harry a rather unconventional bedtime tale.

Words: 1,203
Chapters: 1
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In Your Eyes by Grimm Sister

"Remus sometimes says how frightening it is that all it takes is one bad week to utterly destroy your world, but I think that he knows better than that. He knows that the events of that week had been in the works for years, had their beginning as far back as our fourth year. It's not even surprising that everything came to a head at once. The events of that week could never have happened one by one. Our lives were too tightly intertwined for isolated tragedies, much less deaths. We couldn't have stopped it then. We were already too different from the way than we looked through the eyes of those that we loved best. What happened was inescapable."

Words: 50,360
Chapters: 5
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The Deadliest Sin by Darsynia

Severus Snape had already made his commitment to the Death Eaters when Lily Evans arrived at his door--a complication he hadn't expected, a temptation he almost couldn't resist.

Words: 1,839
Chapters: 1
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Running Away by SerpentClara

"Stand aside, you silly girl..." "Not Harry, please no, take me, kill me instead-" What if Lily Potter hadn't said these fateful words? What if Voldemort hadn't killed her before trying to kill Harry? AU. Darkfic. OOC/Dark Lily. SS/LE written before HBP.

Words: 2,523
Chapters: 1
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When Lily goes into labour, James is unceremoniously kicked out of the bedroom. To help pass the time, he owls his friends Sirius, Peter and Remus.

Words: 4,334
Chapters: 1
Hits: 1,550
Expecto Patronum! by Blaise

Lupin faces his fears and his happiness when the new members of the League Against Voldemort make a visit to Azkaban.

Words: 6,006
Chapters: 1
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Flower Shop by Cinderella200

Sirius and Remus help Lily choose flowers for the upcoming nuptials. The shop girl watches, and comes to an interesting conclusion. R/S pre-slash.

Words: 1,822
Chapters: 1
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Sirius wakes up on a normal day with a normal hangover and goes through his normal routine until the blasted doorbell rings with a very unexpected visitor.

Words: 3,347
Chapters: 3
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Phoenix Song by fizzylizzy

As they enter their sixth year at Hogwarts, James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew must all face up to their fears and grow up in the darkest time imaginable. James must step up to his role as hero despite the constant rejections from Lily Evans. Sirius struggles with responsibility, especially when mysterious Dorcas Meadowes enters his life. Remus looks for aceptance in a world he doesn't fit in and Peter searches for stability in a terrifying world.

Words: 5,204
Chapters: 2
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James is barely making it through work one day when a pregnant Lily decides to pick up an extra ingredient for their dinner that evening.

Words: 1,898
Chapters: 1
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Snape attends Lucius and Narcissa's wedding and meditates on interhouse relations. Narcissa recieves a gift and Lucius has a secret.

Words: 1,495
Chapters: 1
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A quiet autumn morning in Godric's Hollow before October 31. One-shot.

Words: 993
Chapters: 1
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In which James and Lily get married, Sirius gets maudlin, Remus gets put-upon and everyone gets drunk.

Words: 6,360
Chapters: 1
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Lily and Severus meet a final time. He tells her of the prophecy and they remember a summer ten years before

Words: 1,165
Chapters: 1
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"A baby is inside her, and she's afraid. Sometimes she wonders if she'll survive the war." One-shot, set a few days before Harry's birth.

Words: 1,142
Chapters: 1
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Nursing baby Harry makes it hard for Lily to pay attention to Remus.

Words: 733
Chapters: 1
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Fortunate Son by Riibu

Voldemort's power grows. Bartemius Crouch, Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, has decided to save the Wizarding world. He fights the Death Eaters with extreme measures. Meanwhile, his son becomes one. Why did that happen? This is the story of Bartemius Crouch, Jr.

Words: 15,885
Chapters: 2
Hits: 1,120

AU- What if Peter was a loyal Death Eater, but found a way to protect James and Lily from being hunted by Voldemort? When Peter sees to it that Harry Potter is born on July 15, 1980, the world changes.

Words: 14,052
Chapters: 1
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Albus Dumbledore sets three requirements for Severus Snape's entry into the Order of the Phoenix.

Words: 4,256
Chapters: 1
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Elemental Magic by Lord Baal

Snape turns to the dark side. He gets what he wants, power, saisfaction and the ability to cause pain. But everything changes when he realises his mistakes. When he sees himself as he really is for the first time. A story of choices, betrayals and truth..

Words: 5,617
Chapters: 3
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1981 by Iva1201

The last year of the first Voldemort war at Hogwarts -- from a staff meeting in April 1981 to January 1982. Main focus on the newly employed Professor Snape, who is desperately trying to rein his anger with a certain Headmaster. Canon till the end of HBP.

Words: 15,411
Chapters: 5
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"I'm fine. We're fine." The Potters at the brink of the abyss.

Words: 2,553
Chapters: 1
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"It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." -Tennyson *~* As her husband battles Voldemort, a concerned mother tells her young son the story of her relationship with his father. She hopes that he'll understand, someday, her story, which she tells him while talking to him for the last time.

Words: 1,627
Chapters: 1
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Sirius always tells Remus he is like a naked tree, free from leaves, because Remus is so thin and always cold. Remus agrees with him: life would be simpler if he were a tree.

Words: 551
Chapters: 1
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We all know what happened that fateful night in Godric's Hollow... but have we all seen it through Lily's eyes? Written as half narrative, half stream-of-consciousness, this fic offers a new look at the pain, fear, and ultimately, love that Lily Potter felt on October 31, 1981. Inspired by Billy Joel's "Lullaby"

Words: 1,803
Chapters: 1
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Baby on Board by Ramzes

Sirius Black is eighteen. That is good. He's just graduated from Hogwarts. That is good, too. He has recently been married. That is worse. He is going to have a baby. That is the worst thing possible! SBOC

Words: 10,327
Chapters: 3
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Snape's Return by Pasi

How Dumbledore recruited Snape. Written before the publication of OotP.

Words: 7,458
Chapters: 1
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I was just going to go inside. Harry was sleepy; it was time for his nap. But James’s words had stopped me dead in my tracks. “Harry, we’re not going to live longer, your mother and me.” an optional prequel/sequel to Brahm's Lullaby

Words: 1,943
Chapters: 1
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Megalomania by Johnno

It was a story that had been told so many times before in the history books; a story of a power-hungry warmonger and his devoted, yet completely oblivious, servants who were willing to die for a name and a cause. All thought they were his most trusted, his most loved; all were wrong - the Dark Lord neither trusted nor loved. With every new supporter, the fervor that surrounded the movement seemed to reach a pinnacle; the message became all the more intoxicating. This is the tale of one young man's transformation from "normalcy" to twisted obsession for the sake of the one who was more than human, the Dark Lord Voldemort.

Words: 6,695
Chapters: 6
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What's My Line? by JoTwo

Discussion about what the occupation of Harry's parents might have been.

Words: 855
Chapters: 1
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Lily and James lived in time of war, but their lives were always defined by love and laughter, not death. The story of Harry's parents and their friends, from their days at Hogwarts to their final confrontation with Voldemort.

Words: 2,011
Chapters: 1
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All Hallows Eve in Godric's Hollow, and Lily takes a moment to reflect upon her son and huband. Surely, they've taken every care and have earned a moment to bask in the comfort of this moment and their plans for the future, haven't they?

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There’s no escaping the inevitable. Call it fate, or fortune, or force of will, but there’s no escaping it. Because Sirius fell in love with his best mate’s girl, and, though he didn’t mean for it to happen, she fell in love with him. [Fourth and Final Part of The Heart’s Progress, a series of vignettes inspired by the poetry of Pablo Neruda]

Words: 3,593
Chapters: 1
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Petunia Dursley has hated her sister and anything to do with magic for the better part of ten years. On Lily’s wedding day, Petunia puts aside her feelings and grudgingly takes her place as maid-of-honour. What should be a happy day for Petunia turns to one of self-loathing when she discovers though two groomsmen there are more important things than magic to be jealous of. RLSB from Petunia's POV.

Words: 1,973
Chapters: 1
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It was a time of terror, a time of panic and confusion. It was a time when death and pain ran rampant, and shadows sought to destroy the Light. It was a time when friends and family feared for themselves and for others. It was a time when Darkness threatened to overcome the Wizarding World. It was a time of death ... but also a time of life. It was the time of the First War.

Words: 12,431
Chapters: 4
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"Stand aside," the Dark Lord told her, "and you will walk safely from this house." Title adapted from William Styron's 'Sophie's Choice'.

Words: 2,129
Chapters: 1
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Remus and Sirius are sharing a flat after graduating. Sirius brings up a random topic: What if Remus was gay? Featuring the Avenue Q song 'If You Were Gay'.

Words: 957
Chapters: 1
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It's been two years since they graduated from Hogwarts, but Lily Evans has yet to go out with one James Potter. One shot

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Chapters: 1
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Love her? Of course he loves her! But love is not enough. Not always. Marriage should be sustained by many other things. And Sirius Black does not seem to realize that. AU. A sequel to Baby on Board and The New House Rules.

Words: 15,019
Chapters: 4
Hits: 760
The Sacrifice by DarkFlame

It is James and Lily's wedding, the happiest night of their lives. But on the sidelines with a genuine smile and a heavy heart lies Sirius. He is weighed down with the sacrifice he had to make for both of his best friends' happiness...and the knowledge that the price he has paid for it will never stop hurting.

Words: 540
Chapters: 1
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Unspeakable by Chthonia

The Department of Mysteries at war. Every night, Arabella watches over the wizarding world - but what she sees she has to bear alone.

Words: 1,659
Chapters: 1
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Lucius Malfoy is turning 19, and trying to decide how best to woo the girl of his dreams. Lucius/Narcissa.

Words: 1,097
Chapters: 1
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During the middle of the first war with Voldemort, the original Order of the Phoenix discovers a map to the Death Eaters' secret headquarters and plans a raid. In the face of the pain, loss, and betrayal that threatens to destroy everything, the love of newlyweds James and Lily Potter is given new dimension as the Order struggles to live to face another day.

Words: 3,126
Chapters: 1
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Final Moments by BlackOpal

In the last moments of James Potter's life, he recalls the beauty of his wife, the potential of his son... and the irony of his death.

Words: 1,124
Chapters: 1
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To Scream by Wolfcat

“That’s Dorcas Meadowes, Voldemort killed her personally.” Mad-Eye Moody, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, chapter nine``More than an image in an old photograph where the faces of the lost far outnumber those of the living, one casualty of the first war against Voldemort tells of those whose work she continued in the battle against evil as she faces death and the Dark Lord on her own terms.

Words: 1,082
Chapters: 1
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Past Lives by dianahawthorne

What happened to Professor McGonagall to make her resign from Hogwarts? Why is the Headmaster so cold? What does Aberforth have that Dumbledore wants?

Words: 2,377
Chapters: 3
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He hadn’t exactly lived a wild life, but compared to his present Spartan existence it had been absolutely debauched. That was back when he still drank in the pubs with his coworkers, and when he could still sleep through the night. He still had all his body parts then, too. Some had even called him attractive. It was drinking with his mates in the pub that had changed everything. Because everything changed the night that he met her. ``Alastor Moody was once not the paranoid man he is today. And he must forever live with the consequences of that.

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Photograph by lilypotter93

On the night before her wedding, Lily decides to look through all of the memories that she has made so far.

Words: 952
Chapters: 1
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What Stars There Are by Rin

Remus has never made a habit of wishing on the stars in the night sky that so rules his life. But maybe if he tries, they'll give him something back.

Words: 1,812
Chapters: 1
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A Rosy Sunset by PaulaMcG

In March 1981 Sirius and Remus are trying to get back home.

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James and Lily seem like the perfect couple but if so, why does does Lily lock herself in her room adn cry every night. And why does James get smashed every weekend? Sirius is determined to find out.

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Everyone loves a Sunday--the difficult crossword in the paper, sleeping late and lounging all day around doing absolutely nothing. Remus and Sirius plan to exemplify this cliché until a shocking and unwelcome letter arrives by owl post.

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“Remus wasn’t going to cry today. He had already cried. He had been crying for the past two months. An ocean of salt-water tears.” Remus goes to visit Sirius before his conviction. Slash! S/R

Words: 1,050
Chapters: 1
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