Spirits of Christmas Past"Don't look so glum, Severus! It's Christmas! Surely we can get a smile or laugh out of you once a year!"Spirits of Christmas Past2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Severus Snape turned and frowned at the smiling face of Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. The old man had replaced the tall conical hat that he usually wore with a red Santa cap trimmed with ermine fur. On the table between the two men was a jester's cap festooned with bells. It had popped out of the Christmas cracker that had been on Snape's plate. Dumbledore had insisted on pulling it open with him. The headmaster had looked at the hat and smiled at Snape. Dumbledore could smile all he wanted; there was no way that he was going to put on that ridiculous hat. He was no one's fool, regardless of what the headmaster might think.
"What is there to smile and laugh about? Do you think that the students who are stuck here for Christmas are happy?" he retorted as he indicated the small group of students at the table in front o
One-shot: Perks...Perks of the unofficial teacherOne-shot: Perks...4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Ginny's concerned expression wasn't enough to hide the obvious satisfaction she felt at having won.
'Well, if you're sure you don't have anything broken, we'd better get going. Maybe you can come meet us later?'
'Sure,' said Ron, frowning in disapproval, as Harry and Ginny set off to Ottery St. Catchpole for ice-creams. He sighed and sat on the ground next to Hermione, examining her leg for the tenth time.
'You really don't know anyhing about Quidditch, do you?' he said softly.
'I know a lot about Quidditch, in fact,' Hermione replied, rubbing her leg and panting heavily.
'About playing Quidditch, I meant. Nor even about flying...'
'Ron, please. You don't need to rub it in that I'm not good at physical activity.'
'I'm not! I don't care, Hermione... Honestly, you're way better than me or anyone else at most things, so...'
He smiled at her.
'You think I'm angry because we didn't win?'
'Well, you did look quite angry when Ginny annou
Chapter II: Summer's EndSeverus sat on the rusty swing, pushing the dirt on the ground back and forth with his toes. He stared intently at the gate to the playground. The gate door had fallen off of its hinge, making the playground more accessible to rats, stray cats and vagrants. Maybe this wasn't the best meeting place.Chapter II: Summer's End3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He pushed that thought out of his mind. Of course it was the best meeting place. It was their place. He had first found the courage to speak to Lily here, after weeks of watching her from afar. The image of her flying off of the swing, red hair trailing behind her, then momentarily hovering like a little hummingbird before she gently alit on the ground was seared into his brain. Severus replayed that image over and over again in his mind without tiring of it. He would never be tired of reliving that moment, even if he lived to be over one hundred.
Lily was the first magical child he had ever met, not counting his brief and awful encounter with the Nott sisters. Before that he had
25 Rules For Writing S. SnapeThey say a rule was never made that hadn't been broken. In this case whoever "they" are...are right. I've come across a lot of horrid fan fiction in my day, but if there's one thing that really really bothers me, it's a poorly written Severus Snape. Therefore, I have compiled these twenty-five simple rules to aid authors in writing him.25 Rules For Writing S. Snape8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
25 Rules for Writing Severus Snape
By Lauren K.
Rule Number One:
Severus Snape is a Potions Master who has been known to have been a spy, as well as exhibit extensive knowledge of the Dark Arts. The fact that I need to state this as a rule makes me die a little inside.
Rule Number Two:
Severus Snape does not refer to students by their first names unless otherwise instructed, and even then it takes effort.
Rule Number Three:
Severus Snape is not interested in anyone's personal life unless it has some bearing upon his own. Any interest shown would be done so begrudgingly.
Rule Number Four:
Severus Snape portra
Natasha and ClintNatasha and Clint3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I was rouge
Killing was my game
They had to stop me
So they sent him
I used to think no one knew me
That I was just a bow and arrow
Just and agent
Until one day I got a mission to change my life
He chased me
He hunted me
But when it came time
He had different ideas
I couldn't do it
It wasn't right
Killing her seemed wrong
Because I knew she was good somehow
He saved me
He didn't do it
He didn't follow orders
Because of me
I used to think life was about missions
Missions and more missions
I used to be just a bow and arrow
I used to be just an agent
I used to think love was for children
I used to be alone in this world with a mission
To bare alone
I used to think the world revolved around repaying debts
Now I think differently
Because of her
Because of him
Now I think differently
BedspreadBedspread4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Lissy tiptoed through the halls, her runners long since worn free of tread silent on the stone floor. If she was caught here she'd be in so much trouble! Ravenclaw Tower sat on the opposite end of the tower, what was she doing here again?
Oh right, the twins had invited her to their common room. They seemed to think it would be a grand prank to bring her in, seeing how long it took for people to notice the lone eagle in the lion's den, and at the time, Lissy had agreed. Now though, nervousness coursed through her veins like ice water.
She finally reached a large portrait of a woman in a large fluffy pink dress. The Fat Lady, the twins had told her earlier. The woman looked her over, Lissy following her gaze. She wore worn jeans, runners, a muggle band t-shirt and a huge sweater. Her usual ensemble completed by her hair pulled into a braid which trailed down her spine.
"Well?" Lissy repeated, her voice a nervous squeak. Then she remembered the p
Unmade ch. 2The group crowded around the tiny establishment's only undamaged table. The restaurant owners had insisted on cooking up every last scrap of food in their kitchen as their way of thanking the Avengers for defending their little piece of the world. The food wasn't fancy, but it was hearty and the weary warriors found comfort in the simple fare. No one seemed up for light conversation, so they ate in companionable silence.Unmade ch. 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
Steve was exhausted physically and mentally, leading a team of volatile strangers against an alien invasion wasn't exactly the reintroduction to the world he had envisioned. As he glanced around the table at the tired faces of his team, he felt a strange combination of pride and relief.
Pride because they had managed to save the world with immeasurable odds stacked against them; and relief because their greatest hurdle was learning to operate as a cohesive unit. Every individual skill set on the team was needed, but it was their ability to work together that had won th
Deserving- Avengers BlackHawk FicDeservingDeserving- Avengers BlackHawk Fic3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"How many agents?"
Natasha shook her head. He just wouldn't listen; she knew he wouldn't no matter how many times anyone told him that it was Loki who killed all those people, but he needed to hear it again.
"Clint, you did nothing." She made her voice as soft as possible.
Clint only looked down, clutching the side of the bed as if his mind would once again go under the control of the deranged god if he let go. Tasha stared at him as hard as she could, begging him to meet her gaze, but he silently refused. So many years the two had spent with utter trust and complete comfort around one another, only making all the more painful for her to see him with eyes forcefully fixed on some distant nightmare alone. He took a deep and deliberate breath.
"Nat, how many of our partners did I murder?" he nearly growled, still refusing to look at her.
"None," she persisted. He didn't need the guilt; he didn't deserve it.
In one swift move, Clint jumped up and slammed his clenched fists again
The Miseducation of Lavinia Llwynog: Part III"The fox may lose his hair, but not his cunning."--Old Dutch proverbThe Miseducation of Lavinia Llwynog: Part III2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Evelyn glanced once more at the business card in her hand and swiftly took in her surroundings. The taxi had let her off at the entrance to the docks since it could not go any further. The air was dusty and grimy with the filth of various containers which had been unloaded from the vast cargo freighters. She looked up at the black hull, unable to read the name of the ship which was written in an alphabet and language which she did not understand. That was most likely the language of the crew, who were leering and hooting at her as she walked past. She did not understand a word, but the whistles, crude hand gestures and sucking noises gave her a very clear idea of the content.
"Oh, for a wand," she muttered. She glanced about in vexation, uncertain which direction the warehouse was located.
"Mrs. Snape?" Evelyn looked up from the business card. She wa
Dr. Paulo Pereira, M.D. -- Character QuestionnaireDr. Paulo Pereira, M.D. -- Character Questionnaire3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Dr. Paulo Francisco Pereira... a.k.a. "Doc", "Dr. P", "Dirty Lusitanian", "Paulinho", "Habibi"
Age: 47 as of March 2012, 42 when he enters the story.
Height and weight: 5'11.5" (1.82meters) & 168lbs (76.2kg) BMI: 23.4
Body type: Slightly stocky and muscular, with a bit of 'extra padding' (the man loves food... what else can I say?) just below his navel, broad shoulders and back with well-defined pectorals, quadriceps and gluteal muscles. A generous amount of body hair covers his chest, abdomen, forearms, hands and legs. His hands and feet are slightly large and wide with strong fingers and toes that are longer than average for his height with smooth skin (slightly lighter in color than on the rest of his body) that betrays the part of his youth spent on a farm. His finger and toenails are always cut short, clean and well-maintained.
Eyes: Round, wide and always cheery, a bright green in color. He has thick, dark eyebrows that add a degree of ser
Remember Me: A Supernatural Christmas FanficDean drives, as always, his hands gripping the steering wheel loosely as his focus fades from the world around him. He thinks not of how dangerous it is to let his thoughts wander, though it hardly matters.Remember Me: A Supernatural Christmas Fanfic4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Not much to run in to on an empty road.
The younger Winchester sits in the passenger seat, waking from his slumber silently without his brother noticing. It takes him a moment to gain consciousness, but after a while he recalls the disturbing details of the job they just came from once more. The more he tries to tell himself the two children they saved made up for the woman they couldn't, the more he realizes there is no consolation.
Nothing would ever make up for the people lost.
Christmas music plays softly from the Impala's old stereo. That's right, it was Christmas Eve! Sam had almost forgotten... But why in the world is Dean listening to Jingle Bell Rock? His brother strictly forebode the playing of any holiday music in his presence. Yet his deep voice quietly hummed the
Marauders Interview:CHILDHOODMarauders Interview CHILDHOODMarauders Interview:CHILDHOOD8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
1. How old are you?
James: Nice easy question to start off with. Good start. Im 17.
Sirius: Yeh, my little baby. *pinches James cheek* Im 18 and the oldest from our gang.
Remus: My eighteenth birthday is coming up soon.
Roxi: We have SUCH a fantastic partAY coming up for you Remmy! But it has to be a few days early because I checked the moon calendar and well
Sirius: The frikkin odds. Thats just too cruel
2. Your parents?
Sirius: Are tossers
Roxi: I tell myself that I dont have a dad but my mums a muggle.
Sirius: Thats how she knows all these weird things and owns stuff like what was that amazing contraption you showed me that time, Roxi?
Roxi: (unenthusiastically) A microwave.
Sirius: Yeh yeh! A wicked thing!! It has the power to produce lightning within itself when you put metal cutlery in there! Its so magical.
Roxi: *under breathe* You broke my flippin microwave,
MeisuHyuuga X KouseiUchiha ch1 CHAPTER 1 UCHIHAMeisuHyuuga X KouseiUchiha ch17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This is a 2nd generation story taking place at 4 years after shippuuden time skip, Sasuke has returned to the village, and is married to Sakura. He has twins named Obito and Kousei(2), Mikoto(barely 1),and Sakura is 7 months pregnant with a boy and a girl they are planning to name them Kakashi and Hana. Kakashi and Anko secret marriage has been discovered with their 3 children Rin(7),Sake(10),and Arashi(4).Naruto and Hinata are married with twins Yuri and Minato(1).Neji and TenTen are married and Hinabi and Hinata have declined from being the heirs so now Neji is head of the Hyuga clan he has 3 childen Kaji and Meisu(1)( twins) and Hizashi(2).Temari has moved down to the leaf village and is married to Shikamaru with their son Shikaru(1).Gaara and Matsuri ar
Adrian Spook, PrologueAdrian Spook, Prologue7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Since the day I was born, my eyes have beheld the Ghostzone
The air was freezing. All around, voices whispered from shadows, their owners trying to catch a glimpse of what was happening in the abyss below. A silence fell over the area, a new cry echoed into the depths of the Ghostzone. The gathered spirits murmured excitedly. It had actually happened; the halfa's offspring had been born in the middle of the realm of the dead.
Sam Fenton held a little bundle in her arms as her amethyst eyes darted around, catching glimpses of nearby ghosts. Warily she clutched her precious cargo closer to her chest. Inside the soft blankets, two small eyes stared curiously at the surroundings. The child was a newborn, and the world he now saw was an awe-inspiring mystery to him.
The mother of the little miracle looked to her husband worriedly. "I still can't believe he was born her in the Ghostzone Doctor Patterson said our child would be born next week, not this "
Chocolate Cake and a GodPercy smiled when his chocolate cake with blue icing, of course, was placed down in front of him by Annabeth; she returned a genuine smile back to him. The candles that decorated the cake were glowing happily, lighting up his face.Chocolate Cake and a God4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The words of, "Happy Birthday" were echoing around him as his eager six year olds and wife sang them to him. Sophia and Chase's tiny heads were bobbing over the edge of the picnic table as they tried to harmonize with each other, but their attempt made the song sound even worse. Percy didn't mind though. In fact, he liked their arrangement much better than the original.
The song ended and Percy blew out the candles, but Annabeth tried not to laugh when she saw that it took him three tries to blow out all of the candles. Percy gave her a face, but she replied with an apologetic smile, accompanied with a quick kiss on his cheek.
"Cake, cake, cake!" Chase eagerly egged his mother on as she grabbed the knife to cut it.
Sophia watched her mother as she carefully
Until the Wedding, Part OnePart One: Smelling of Seawater and Dead RatsUntil the Wedding, Part One11 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
In which Jack arrives, a carpet is ruined, and a deal is made.
Jack Sparrow comes to the Commodore smelling of seawater and dead rats.
"There's been a bit of a leak problem, you see," he explains, dripping murky water onto the carpet. Not even his dark eyes and the kohl, smudged wildly around them, or the handsome, gold cut of his cheekbones, or the rude, winking curve of his grin, or the way his nimble hands dance as he holds them there at his sides, can save him from the retribution which lies in store.
He is dripping, after all, on the carpet.
James Norrington has a good many questions in mind for the just recently re-established captain of the Black Pearl. To name but a few of the more pressing ones, there is 'What in the devil's name are you doing here,' followed closely by 'What in the devil's name are you thinking' and, last but certainly not least, and a personal favorite of Norrington's, 'Are you absolute
My OC's Answers - Andros1)What gender are you?My OC's Answers - Andros3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
2) What is your age?
3) Are you human?
4) Do you have any bad habits?
You should define bad habits. Some might say that the fact that I smoke cigars and I allow myself a glass, or maybe two or three Or well, four, of Firewhisky every now and then is considered a bad habit, but personally I don't consider them as bad habits.
5) What is your favorite food?
I, it's funny to say, I love ice cream, I could easily live eating only ice cream but I also enjoy foreign food, especially Chinese and Japanese and a little bit of Italian. Christina took me to this restaurant in London where they served this - I think it's called sushi, if I remember correctly. And when she told me it was raw fish, I was reluctant but she convinced me to eat it and well, it has a very particular taste, pretty good as a whole.
6) What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?
Chocolate, Coffee and Caramel Fudge
7) Are you a virgin?
Well, no I'm n
Bleach: Iron Fist Ch.1Bleach: Iron Fist Ch.14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Disclaimer!- I do NOT own any of the characters in this story
Summary-When Orihime ,Tatsuki, accept an invitation to the King Of Iron Fist 6 they decide to go to figure out why they were invited , and who sent them. There will be new enemies, there will be new allies, and a new adventure will soon take place.
Setting:Takes place during the 17 months when Ichigo looses his powers
Bleach: Iron Fist
Chapter 1-_THE GOLDEN INVITE
"Tatsuki!" Orihime yelled as she ran to Tatsuki's apartment. "Tatsuki! Guess what?" She asked as she ran up the stairs and approached Tatsuki's door. "Tatsuki!" She yelled as she banged on her door. "Hold on!" a muffled voice said from inside the room. Orihime giggled as the door opened to reveal a tired Tatsuki, wearing a red t-shirt and her dark blue pj's. "What is it?" She asked groggily. Orihime ran into the room jumping, "Oh Tatsuki! Look!" she said holding a golden piece of paper. Tatsuki, who was still holding the door open, looked
Just Because I am a HufflepuffJust because i am a Hufflepuff doesn't meanJust Because I am a Hufflepuff4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
That I'm always nice or
Just because i am a Hufflepuff doesn't mean
That I'm not as smart
or Studies as a Ravenclaw
Just because i am a Hufflepuff doesn't mean
That I'm not cunning
Or ambitiaous and sly as a Slytherin
Just because i am a Hufflepuff doesn't mean
That I'm not as brave
or noble and athelitic as a Gryffindor
Just because i am a Hufflepuff doesn't mean
I like the colors black and yellow (or the song for that matter)
or not good at anything
nor am i a duffers
nor do i like badgers
Just because i am a Hufflepuff doesn't mean
That i can be pushed around
That i am No more then a face in the crowd
I Am A Hufflepuff
and though you ignore me and my house
I will stand by your side
Brave as any Gryffindor
Loyal as our Mother Helga
I will help when you ask
Smart as any Ravenclaw
Hardworking and Loyal as Hufflepuff
I will reach my dreams and help you reach yours
Ambitious as any Slytherin
Hardworking as our Mother Helga
Puck grows upSabrina rushed out of Briar Roses cafe into the dark streets. She was supposed to be home an hour ago! 'Oh man! I must've fallen asleep, but I was so tired.' Sabrina thought to herself. She recently had discovered a notebook about the Everafters backgrounds, this way she could know more about who was able to commit a certain kind of crime.Puck grows up5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She slowed down to catch her breath. She heard the familiar flutter of wings behind her. She groaned. "Hey stink face your late for dinner, the Old lady is trying out a new recipe and I'm hungry!" Puck said, as he landed lightly beside her. Since his growth spurt he stood a good two inches above her."Ugh,I fell asleep okay? I've been busy lately." She said
And she had, lately she devoted most of her time studying more about the everafters."Yeah I know, you reek of hard work!" he said covering his nose. Sabrina rolled her eyes and looked up at the starry sky. There was nothing but the sound of their footfalls. That's when she decided to take a risk, a
The Order of Sublime SimulacraKamon woke to the sound of bells and saws. The ceremony must have started hours ago; there was invigorating yellow sunlight outside the gauzy curtains. Kamon's Self was intoning eight o'clock, eight o'clock with all the insistence of a song looping in his head.The Order of Sublime Simulacra4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Flesh brain, he thought, you should have caught that alarm. Sometimes the flesh was louder than the devices supposed to make it properly quiet. The flesh insisted on the persistence of the Real. This was exactly the type of lesson that the brothers were supposed to learn, and Kamon hoped that relaying to the abbot how thoroughly he had learned it might lighten the inevitable punishment that came from reminding himself of himself. (Of course, that punishment would still be severe. He was going to arrive at the ceremony so late--)
On the orders of his Self, Kamon moved blearily out of bed and into the shower. (Rules For The Sanctum Three and Four, said his Self. Wear a clean robe. Wear a clean body.) Li
Coming HomeComing Home5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The captain stepped out of the bislug-drawn carriage and squinted in the early evening light. It always took him a few hours to get used to sunlight after months in space. Paying the driver, picking up his one suitcase and slinging his captain's uniform over his left shoulder, he looked up at the two-story country house. It was situated in the middle-class district on the crescent of the Haniput Space Port, where the Interstellar Academy was located. Though he knew more people on other planets, he and his wife had decided not to move far after getting married. He grinned and his heart skipped a beat at the thought of his wife.
Young and reckless, their relationship had had a rocky start to say the least, but they had sacrificed much for each other, and he had grown to love her more than his own life. Every day of his deployment out among the stars, he could only wonder if she were looking at those same stars, if she was as lonely, t
In FaithEven though she'd been craving rest for hours, Hermione couldn't sleep. She tried burying a little further into her cocoon of blankets then, with an angry noise somewhere between a sigh and a snort, threw them off entirely and pushed herself into a sitting position on her bed.In Faith4 years ago in Romance More Like This
She was alone in the dormitory tonight. Parvati, who had a talent for healing, was helping take care of the injured down in the great hall and Lavender, she realised with a sick feeling, would probably be one of her patients. Over the years she hadn't exactly got as close to the other girls as was customary with those sharing a room, but she still always missed them terribly when they weren't around.
She rubbed both hands hard over her face, wondering if she was going to cry again on what should have been a day for celebration, but then mastered herself and gently swung her legs out of bed where a pair of borrowed slippers had been placed by some thoughtful house elf .Hermione tried for a minute to feel some sens