Dumbledore's FarewellIt was a warm summer evening. Severus Snape was standing at the window looking into a fiery sunset when he heard someone at the door. He knew immediately who his visitor was, and what he had come for.Dumbledore's Farewell3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Is it time?" Snape asked, without averting his gaze.
"Yes, Severus. It is time," said Albus Dumbledore. "I am leaving soon, and if I return, I fear there will be little time for goodbyes." He spoke in a light and matter-of-fact voice that did not match the seriousness of his words, as if he might have been talking about a Quidditch match, or his favourite jelly bean flavour.
Snape turned around, despair and revulsion etched into his pale features. "Then I must do it?"
Dumbledore nodded. "It is the only way."
Snape looked at him for a long moment in silent defiance. The old man held his gaze firmly. His face was more lined than before, and the curse had taken a visible toll on his body, but he had lost none of his dignity and vigour. Finally, Snape caved in. "As you wish," he said flatly.
You belong with me- Chap. 12 Lily woke up startled, suddenly sitting up on the bed and instinctively puting her han don her head. She sighed relieved when she felt her silky hair falling in disheveled waves. She rubbed her face with her hands, frowning a little, and then reached out to her night table to get her clock. It was almost time to get up, so there was no point in trying to sleep again. Stupid nightmare, at least it hadn't waked her up in the middle of the night. The girl quietly took her legs out of the blankets and put on her slippers, dragging her feet towards the bathroom and softly closing the door. Still sleepy, she planted herself in front of the mirror and looked at her reflection. A long and striking dark red hair framed her pale face and caressed her back with each slight movement of her head. Being thirteen years old, that feature was the only thing Lily liked about herself, and that's why she had had hysterics whenYou belong with me- Chap. 123 years ago in Romance More Like This
You belong with me - Chap. 17 James opened the bedroom door with a wide smile planted o his face, throwing the food packages to the bed. Instantly, Srius and Peter clambered over themselves to get at it.You belong with me - Chap. 173 years ago in Romance More Like This
"God bless House Elves!" the grey-eyed, dark.haired boy eclaimed, gobbling down a chocolate muffin. The chubby boy had his mouth so full of food he could only nod.
James left his rucksack aside and flung himself into Sirius' bed, staring at the roof with an odd spellbound expression. Remus looked at him half-closing his eyes and asked:
"What's that smirk about?" The dark-haired boy messed up his untidy hair and sat up, still smiling. Sirius, who was calmer now he had some food in his stomach, looked at him suspiciously.
"You ran into Evans at the Common Room," He ventured, pointing at him with an accusing finger. "And for bothering her, it took you a few more minutes to bring me my food." The lycanthrope laughed, getting closer to the bed to eat something too.
Granger's Cafe Chap Twenty FiveGranger's Cafe Chap Twenty Five3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Twenty-Five: Homosexuals
Harry walked through the gloomy, frozen streets of Muggle London. He had Ginny's address in his coat pocket and he had memorized it enough to know where he was going without looking at it continuously. Anger was pulsating in his veins like venom. How dare she do this! He could feel his knuckles glowing white through his over-coat. He ground his teeth against the cold and at how his stupid soon-to-be-ex-wife thought she still had a hold over his life. He would show her differently! He seethed through the frozen streets of London until he reached a rural area with a huge variety of blocks of flats. He sneered at the brickwork before jabbing his finger at the buzzer.
Hello? came the static voice from the intercom.
"Open up" Harry hissed viciously.
Is that you Harry?
"No, it's fucking Santa Claus, now open up!"
Ginny sighed over the intercom but soon a shrill metallic buzz echoed out from the device. Harry pressed his weight against the
CareCare3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Severus woke up with a groan.
His head was pounding. His whole body ached. He was sure he had some bruising along his ribs if they weren't broken, and he was almost sure they were and he couldn't fix it because of his lack of knowledge in healing.
The only way to know for sure is with a visit to Poppy and the witch hadn't wanted anything to do with him in months, going as far as to tell him not to come to the hospital wing unless he was bleeding to death. Or to not even come then.
He could not go to see her.
Sighing he pushed himself up slowly, only to be greeted with a wave of dizziness, and a jolt in his stomach that had him nearly tripping over his own feet to get to the lavatory.
Five minutes later he emerged pale and sweating, his thin white shirt was soaked through and his hair was in complete disarray, more so then normal.
It was settled he was sick.
Sitting on the edge of his bed he laid his head in his hands he was tempted to not leave his chambers at all
Harry Potter IM Chat Part 43SCARFACE23 ENTERED HOGWARTS MAIN CHATHarry Potter IM Chat Part 433 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
SCARFACE23: Did you find them?
MOD: Yes, the twins were found.
SCARFACE23: Where were they?
MOD: The forbidden forest.
SCARFACE23: Are they alright?
MOD: Now they are.
SCARFACE23: What happened?
MOD: We believe they were attacked by one or more persons and more than one curses. Then left to die or be eaten in the forest.
SCARFACE23: How did you find them?
MOD: A map...
SCARFACE23: What map?
MOD: It is of no consequence.
SCARFACE23: Fine then, but can I go see them?
MOD: No, we are waiting to learn who the culprit is from them before we will allow any visitors.
SCARFACE23: But you know who did it.
MASS KICK BY MODERATOR OF ALL CHATTERS EXCEPT: SCARFACE23
MOD: You know nothing of what I know.
SCARFACE23: I was in that chat when Malfoy threatened them. He and his minions did this.
MOD: You have no proof, and even if you told people no one would believe you.
Teacups and Television"Eileen!"Teacups and Television3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
At the sound of her husband's voice, Eileen let out a small sigh, before hurrying down rickety stairs, to see what was the matter in the kitchen. Leaning against the doorframe, Eileen asked, "What now?"
Looking up from the television he was fiddling with, Tobias said, "Why doesn't the tele work?"
He'd interrupted her work for this? Rolling her eyes, "Well, is it plugged in?" Even though Eileen didn't know much about Muggle devises, she knew enough to know that most of them required electricity.
With a scowl, "Of course it is," Tobias said, indignantly. "Do you think I'm an idiot?"
Tobias glared at his smirking wife before returning to the television. He fiddled with the knobs a little, "It's not doing anything." He pounded the top of the television. "Stupid piece of junk."
"Did you really call me down here to watch you hit that box?" Eileen wouldn't put it past him.
Standing up, Tobias ran his fingers through his hair, and said sheepishly, "I was wondering if you
You belong with me - Chap. 29Despite the heavy velvet curtains were drawn back, lugubrious darkness filled the spacious room, giving the environment a melancholic feel that the soft notes emitted by the guitar contributed to generate. The one playing it was the thoughtful figure sprawled next to the tall window.You belong with me - Chap. 292 years ago in Romance More Like This
He stopped for a second and took a long drag of the cigarette he was holding, shaking his head to take the silky hair out of his attractive face. Some muffled screams were heard some floors downstairs and the boy, leaving the cigarette in his mouth, strummed the strings again to avoid listening to them. Besides, music helped him relax.
He had gotten that old guitar just to annoy his mother, whom he had heard complain repeatedly about those 'filthy muggle instruments', but he had ended up liking it, even if no one knew about his hidden hobby. Smoking was another of his little signs of rebellion; he knew how much they hated it when the whole house reeked to cigarette. Besides, Kreacher had extra w
Those Green Eyes: Chapter TenI walked with Severus down the corridor, trying to avoid the crowds of people swarming the hallways. It was always slightly amusing to see the first-years, knowing that once I'd been that small.Those Green Eyes: Chapter Ten3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I've missed this," I said to Severus, smiling at him happily.
"So have I. Until last summer, this was the best home I had. No drunk gits around here." .
"Don't say things like that, Sev. It only makes me want to take a train back home and rage at your father, and maybe give him a good hex." I said, frowning at him unhappily.
"To be perfectly honest, that would be quite amusing and pleasing to see. But you'd get in serious trouble, Lily, and because of me," Sev said, his black eyes dancing with amusement and worry at the same time.
"Not because of you! Becaus of your dad, who is an intolerable, insufferable, utterly distgusting git!" I said, my voice shaking with anger.
"That was quite a mouthful," Sev said thoughfully, as we headed down the stairs that would lead us to the dungeon.
Harry Potter IM Chat Part 34SCARFACE23 ENTERED HOGWARTS MAIN CHATHarry Potter IM Chat Part 343 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
MUDDBLUDD12: Who wants to go visit Hagrid?
SCARFACE23: Sure, I bet Hedwig would love a nice rat.
GINGERBOI: Why does it have to be a rat. Rat's have feelings too you know.
SCARFACE23: Fine I will get a mouse. Come along too Ron.
GINGERBOI: Fine, but no feeding Hedwig a rat.
GINNY: Can I come?
GINGERBOI: Only if you finished your course work.
TOAD: Ron, you didn't even finish your's.
GINGERBOI: This isn't about me, I am her older brother and she is under my protection. I have to make sure she does well in school.
GINNY: I finished most of it.
GINGERBOI: Fine, come along.
TOAD: Can I come too?
GINGERBOI: Just don't be a buzz kill.
TOAD: I promise not to be one.
MUDDBLUDD12: You never are so don't worry.
MOD: I have a question for all of you.
SCARFACE23: What is it?
MOD: Why are the only people in any of the chats only from Gryffindor?
MUDDBLUDD12: What do you mean?
MOD: No one is in t
AcceptanceAcceptance3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
October, 31, 2005
Severus didn´t want a child.
And yet...here it was...
Severus approached the cradle with feather light footsteps. It was a simple but elegant piece of furniture, made out of heavy and dark oak wood...an heirloom of Evelyn´s family, that her mother had insisted on giving them. A wealth of delicate white and blue covers and a veil of rich Irish lace protected it´s tiny occupant from the late October chill.
His long fingers drew back the covers to reveal the child to his sleep deprived eyes. A child who was no more than an hour old. A child that wasn´t expected. A mistake that shouldn´t have happened, as far as his father had been concerned.
He didn´t want a child...
Most people take parental instinct for granted...They imagine it´s only natural for parents to love their children. It just happened...But Severus knew better...In fact he knew from experience that it just wasn´t that simple...Nowhere near that simple...
And that was p
'Post War' Part II - 'The Cat' - Chapter I(Sequel to "The Visit")'Post War' Part II - 'The Cat' - Chapter I3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Severus couldn´t even remember the last time he had slept. Actual sleep, that is. A peaceful night of sound, restoring sleep. His brain shut down at times, when the body couldn´t take being awake anymore, but even then...To sleep...to rest...No more...Not since the late Albus Dumbledore had dropped the weight of the world onto his shoulders without ever wondering if he would be able to carry it.
Dumbledore was not the nice old man for whom so many took him... He was man of action, a man who did what had to be done, no matter what the cost. "For the greater good" was his motto. Severus respected that. He had long given up any ideals of a fair world where good triumphs over evil simply because that´s the way it´s supposed to be...More often than not, the "greater good" demanded sacrifice, blood, tears and less than noble actions...Sometimes things simply got ugly, and there was nothing anyone could do about it. Hard facts of life... S
Disagreeable Sevby Jana C.H. with apologies to W.S. GilbertDisagreeable Sev4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
If you give me your attention I will tell you what I am:
I'm Hogwarts' finest educator all the rest are sham.
Each little fault of discipline and teacherly defect
In my erring fellow faculty I carefully correct.
To all their small hypocrisies I open people's eyes,
And little plans to snub the junior staffers I devise.
I love my fellow teachersI do all the good I can,
Yet everybody says I am a disagreeable man,
And I can't think why!
To adolescent egos I've a withering reply,
And Gryffindors I always do my best to mortify.
Each dunderheaded answer I can skillfully dissect,
And foolish feats of memory delightedly detect.
I know everybody's ancestry their secret family trees
And I carefully compare them to official pedigrees.
But to benefit all wizardkind however much I plan
Yet everybody says I am a disagreeable man,
And I can't think why!
To misbehaving students I'm as gentle as can be;
You'll always find me ready wi
The CraneEver since he had started his relationship with Evelyn, Severus had become used to get a nice birthday cake every year... Now, eleven years later, he could look back and say, for certain, he had never gotten a birthday cake quite as special as this. He wondered what had gotten into his wife to actually allow their five-year-old to mess around with her icing bags, but the end result was positively...interesting.The Crane3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sitting in front of him was a birthday cake decorated in what he could only define as, most likely a post-modern style... At least he hopped there was a cake somewhere under the mountains of green, purple and yellow frosting, and multicoloured sprinkles in various sizes and shapes, with a candle precariously sitting atop of it like a little a dizzy climber atop the Everest. Evelyn sat besides him and wrapped her arms around his shoulders, planting a gentle kiss on his cheek, as Soren, sitting by his other side looked up at them.
"Soren decorated it all by himself..." She told hi
Snape and LilyHe opened the door slowly, his hands shaking lightly as he twisted the brass handle. A loud creak was spilled into the night, as the door was open, his heart racing at the thought of what would be once he entered the now quiet house.Snape and Lily3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A child's cry could be heard from the second story of the house, but the noise had fallen on deaf ears, for Snape could hear nothing but the blood violently pumping through his veins.
Once he finally made his way to the stairs his lonely eyes fell on a body that was sprawled on the first couple of steps. The body of the man, who had stolen his love, and tormented him throughout his adolescent years, a man he had wished to see dead so many times. Now though Snape wished for him to be living, if he was alive, she would be alive as well, but if he were dead, she would have faced the same fate.
He ran from James body up the stairs and to the cries of her son. Her beautiful red hair was sprawled out on the floor, showing the face of his lost love.
He fell to th
Robot BoyAs graduation was growing nearer, Lily Evans found herself becoming more troubled with each passing day. She had successfully ignored Severus and all is ruthless, belligerent friends since her 5th year, but now as graduation was closing in, she suddenly started to feel worried. It was already obvious that those detestable Slytherins would become Death Eaters- it was a well known fact. However, the unmistakable and horrifying truth that Severus would join them created a sharp, jabbing pain in Lily's gut. The pain throbbed in her body and as much as she tried, her attempts at suppressing it were becoming faultier and faultier each day.Robot Boy3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She knew what had to be done. She knew Severus liked her and that she was the only one he would listen to, but that was before he called her that unforgiving name. At this point, he remained unreadable to her. Would he still listen to her after all the time that had passed between their fallout to this very point, days close to their graduation
Always... Book 1 Chapter 9Always... Book 1 Chapter 93 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The office fell silent as Snape finished recounting the events of the Quidditch match. Dumbledore leaned back in his chair to consider the Potion Master's words.
"At least Harry Potter is safe." Dumbledore looked at Snape over the rims of his glasses.
"At least?" Snape sneered. "The Chosen One almost dies at the hand of one of your faculty, and all you can say is 'at least he's safe'?"
"Well, clearly you have been keeping an eye on Quirrell," Dumbledore replied, "or else Harry wouldn't be here."
When Snape didn't reply, Dumbledore examined him more closely.
"Your debt is repaid." He said. Severus looked up at him, his face a mask of apathy. "He saved you, you saved his son. You can move on now."
"Did I?" Snape whispered. "I don't want any reason to be beholden to that man." He snarled. "Besides, in the end it wasn't even me who saved him. Someone knocked him over - intentionally or otherwise."
"If you feel that you have not done enough do be discharged of your burden," Dumbledor
Always... Book 1 Chapter 10Always... Book 1 Chapter 103 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Despite Snape's many attempts, Quirrell was still eluding him. He had even moved his seat to the other end of the staff table in an effort to avoid the Potions Master. Also, Snape was still operating discreetly so as to avoid rousing the suspicions of the other professors. He knew perfectly well that he was not a favorite colleague, however that did not deter him from his job.
He was pacing the length of his office, mulling over a possible ambush plan, when Dumbledore appeared in the doorway.
"Come in, Headmaster." Snape said, pausing by his desk.
Dumbledore stepped inside, and shut the door behind him. He waved his wand, and cast the Muffliato spell.
"The mirror must be moved, my boy." The Headmaster said, once he was sure the room was secure.
"Why?" Snape asked, somewhat surprised. "Does that mean I don't have to patrol the fourth floor anymore?"
"The mirror has been discovered, and must be hidden again," Dumbledore answered simply. "And, yes. You may return to your previous r
Pardon MePardon Me3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Lissy gasped when something hit her right between the shoulder blades, almost pitching forward onto her face because she refused to drop her bundle to brace her fall. She spun, glaring through the falling snowflakes and wisps of hair which had pulled free of her braid and saw nobody.
"Hello?" she called hesitantly. There was no reply just the silence that always seemed to accompany the steadily falling snow. She blinked cold flakes from her lashes and wrinkled her nose against the cold, wishing she'd brought her scarf. It hadn't been snowing when she'd left that morning, her coat was supposed to be enough! But while she'd been in Zonko's, the snow had started to fall, and by the time the rest of her errands were done there were already a few inches on the ground.
She swept jade green eyes across the empty road behind her, frowning and slowly turning around again. Maybe she'd imagined it she needed to get back to the castle so she could hide these. She'd just taken a ste
Harry Potter ABCsA is for apparate, a sixteen year old's dreamHarry Potter ABCs3 years ago in Humor More Like This
B is for butter beer snuggled warm in the common room, topped with cream!
C is for Chamber of Secrets where the Basilisk sleeps,
D is for Dumbledore, who for the Wizarding World now weeps.
E is for Every Flavored Beans from Bertie Bott,
F is for Forbidden Forest Hagrid goes there a lot!
G is for Gringott's, a goblin worker's heaven,
H is for Hogwart's Express, the platform closes at eleven!
I is for Ignotus, one of three famous brothers,
J is for Jinx, spells unlike any others!
K is for Krum whose Quidditch future is bright,
L is for Leviosa, you must say it right!
M is for Muggle Studies, a terribly boring class,
N is for Nimbus 2000 used to kick Malfoy's...butt.
O is for Occlumency with Snape late at night,
P is for Peeves, that old poltergeist, what a fright!
Q is for Quidditch, Quaffle, Snitch, and all,
R is for Remus the werewolf who didn't fall.
S is for Sirius, first to escape from Azkaban.
T is for is for Triwizard Tournament, where
Wept No MoreThe only thing on Tonks' mind was Remus. His careworn face, his surprisingly gentle touch. She needed to be with him, to make sure he was safe now that the battle of Hogwarts had begun.Wept No More4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She bounded outside and spotted his greying head among those battling on the grounds.
He turned around, shocked, and an expression of utter tenderness spread across his face.
And then there was nothing. Hit by Dolohov's curse, Remus collapsed.
Not caring about the battle, Tonks raced down to Remus' body. It wasn't possible –
Bellatrix cursed her weeping body, and Tonks wept no more.
Tonks and Lupin: Until the Very End3. Love and GriefTonks and Lupin: Until the Very End3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She woke up and looked to the clock by the mantle to see that it was later than she'd thought. For the first time, she noticed three, detailed wooden carvings on the mantle. An eagle, a dove, and a rougher, almost lopsided looking, but rather cute duck. She half-smiled before looking around to see where Lupin was.
He had silently left his chair; she heard some noise from the kitchen.
She ran a hand through her hair, turning it pink before she went to investigate.
She found Lupin in the kitchen, and he was making pancakes.
He hadn't noticed her in the doorway, and a devious idea came to her. She grinned and snuck up behind him.
"Wotcher." she said.
He jumped and pancake batter from the ladle in his hand went flying across the counter. The bowl went flying the other direction. Tonks caught it just before it crashed to the floor.
She was laughing.
He grinned sheepishly, "Good morning." He said, startled but polite nonetheless.
"Nice save." He said, gesturing to the unspi
Tonks and Lupin: Until the Very End1. After the BattleTonks and Lupin: Until the Very End3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
An exhausted and devastated Tonks and Lupin returned in the early hours of the morning to the Headquarters of the Order. Moody was asleep at his house, taking one of his rare breaks, and neither had the heart to go and wake him and tell him what had happened. Kingsley and McGonagall, the only other members close by that weren't on other business, were with the Minister at Hogwarts. The silence was thick with sadness and tension because of the things Tonks had said desperately in front of the others.
She felt guilty for speaking so rashly and at such a bad time; she hated it when he argued so stubbornly. But she meant every word. Now, as she and Lupin sat silently across from each other in the kitchen of number 12, Grimmauld Place, she felt almost angry with him. She hated how he thought so stubbornly that he wasn't good enough for her. He was so kind, and the past months of him ignoring her had been agony. She couldn't remember ever being so unhappy before.