The Tale of Sirius Black: Strange how normalFudge
I felt them as soon as I had Apparated.
The Dementors. They sucked the warmth and happiness from a place, and this was the place where they were most abundant. I couldn't imagine what it would be like to live here. As Minister for Magic, I had many duties, some pleasant, some less pleasant, but performing routine checks on Azkaban was my least favourite.
I hated seeing the prisoners, crouched up against the wall, rocking back and forth in anguish, staring at me with dull yet accusing eyes, muttering things only mad people understood, their thin limbs wrapped around their gaunt bodies to preserve whatever little body heat they had left. I hated seeing them suffer, no matter what they had done. They were my fellow witches and wizards, and they were being punished in a way that I thought far too harsh. I hated the Dementors. They were Dark creatures by definition, and secretly I agreed with Dumbledore that the Ministry may
Harder to Kill He isn't here.Harder to Kill3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I knock. There is no answer.
I push. The door opens.
I enter. The place is empty.
There is no sign of a struggle.
Yet he isn't here.
"Peter?" I yell. "Peter, this isn't funny. Get out here."
There is no reply.
"Peter!" I yell again. I am starting to get nervous. "Peter, if you don't get your ass out here right now, I'm going to blast the bloody house apart."
There is no reply.
I am worried now. I turn around and try to walk out calmly. Relax, I tell myself. He's probably just gone for a walk.
I get onto my motorcycle. And that's when I see it.
The Dark Mark. Etched in the snow.
Right next to a rat's footprint.
Fear races through my heart. I don't know what's happened. I just know that my best
Closeted Fears "Harry! Harry!"Closeted Fears3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Harry Potter groaned and rolled over in bed to look at the clock on the wall. He blinked at it blearily, vaguely registered both the time and the small boy anxiously shaking his shoulder and shoved his head back under the pillow. "It's three in the morning, Teddy. What the bloody hell do you want?" he muttered.
"Harry! Language!" came the muffled admonishment from beside him.
Harry sighed. "What's up, Ted?" he enquired, sitting up with some difficulty and pushing his hair out of his eyes.
"There's something in my closet," whimpered the boy, his hair bright red, reflecting his fear. "I think it's a boggart."
Harry looked longingly at his warm blankets. "You can take care of it. Just, um, point your wand at it, and think of something funny, and say 'Riddikulus!'"
"Harry!" came the admonishment again.
Harry groaned. "All rig
I love you, yes? Ron Weasley woke from his nightmare with a gasp, his pillow soaked with sweat. Hermione stirred next to him and turned over so she was facing him. Her hair was frizzed up again, forming a thin veil over her face. The rest of it was puffed up behind her head.I love you, yes?3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"What's wrong, Ron?" she murmured drowsily.
He gazed at her for a moment, trying to claw his way out of the horror of his dream by seeing her face: unscathed, unharmed, and right there with him.
"Ron?" Her voice was more forceful now and she propped herself up on her arm. "Ron, if you have something to say, spit it out because you're looking at me in a very unnerving way."
Ron smiled. "Um, it's nothing. Nightmare." he croaked, his voice rough from sleep. He cleared his throat. "Go back to sleep."
"No, it's okay. What was it about?" she inquired, brushing her hair out of her eyes.
Ron didn't particularly want
Two Potters and an Empty Portrait "Ah, James, Sirius! So glad you could make it. Come in, come in!" Slughorn ushered the two boys inside and waved his hand airily around the suspiciously large office. "Make yourselves at home Yes, yes Now, I've been meaning to ask you, how did the, uh " his voice lowered, "Felix Felicis work for you?"Two Potters and an Empty Portrait3 years ago in Romance More Like This
James smiled. So that was the cause for the overly warm welcome. "Oh, it went interestingly "
The vague answer seemed to stir Slughorn a bit, and he frowned. "Now then, my boy, seeing as I was the one who got you the luck in the first place, I think I deserve to know, eh?"
"Well, I- Alright " James said hesitantly.
Slughorn beamed at him, and said, "Oh, but where are my manners? Come on and sit down, and tell me all about it." He guided them to a corner of the room where a trio of plush chairs stood. He indicated for them to sit down, and said encouragingly, "Now then
Amends They worried, he knew that.Amends3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was true that his mental state seemed to be deteriorating all the time. The joke shop had been closed for days, now. He must have lost a lot of sales.
He didn’t care.
Why should he care? What did money matter, when they were richer than they’d ever needed to be? What did the shop matter, when the only other person who had shared the dream was gone?
What did anything matter, when he was half of a whole?
Yes, they worried. They all worried. His mother most of all, of course, as all mothers did. His father, who always seemed unsure of what to do around him now. His siblings… Well, they had all felt almost the same pain he had. Almost. None of them had lost their other halves.
He didn’t know what he was thinking half the time. The other half, his thoughts were incomplete.
You see, Fred had always been there to complete them for him.
The Tale of Sirius Black: RekindledSiriusThe Tale of Sirius Black: Rekindled3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was unnerving how many times one word could change definitions in only one lifetime.
In my first year at Hogwarts, all those years ago, innocent was what we all were. Well, perhaps not so much me and James. I don’t think we’ve ever been all that innocent. But most of the first years. They were innocent. Not knowing much about the world, with big, eager eyes, ready to know everything they could about the spellbinding new world they were about to enter.
A few years passed. Innocent became what we claimed to be to the professors, simply to avoid detention. Innocent was what they never believed that we were.
How times have changed. How I long for those times when the worst thing that could happen, should you be convicted, was that you would be forced to file papers or scrub trophies.
Still more years passed. We graduated from Hogwarts. Joined the Order. Fought Voldemort. An
Why It was grimly appropriate how these things never happened on bright, sunny days.Why3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I never knew you.
Teddy’s eyes focused on the dirt, darting around the rain.
The cold drops mingled with the hot tears in his eyes.
Why was it you who had to sacrifice yourselves?
He didn’t do anything. He just stood. And he watched.
Why couldn’t you have stayed?
A bitter lump rose in his throat, and he swallowed it angrily.
WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME?
He knew it was selfish.
Why couldn’t it have been someone else?
But he didn’t care.
I didn’t get to tell you goodbye.
He didn’t care about anything. Why should he? What was there to care about?
Did you love me at all?
He remembered somethi
A device named Michelle It was strange to see a group of highly trained wizards standing around the table with identical puzzled expressions on their faces. Yet each of them was obviously stymied and frowning in concentration at a peculiar object that was sitting innocently between them.A device named Michelle3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"What is it?" asked one.
"I've already told you, I don't know," replied another, frustrated. "I just found it on my desk this morning."
A third wizard reached out his wand tentatively. "What are these buttons for?" he whispered.
Another in the crowd shrugged. "It doesn't seem to be dangerous," he offered. "Try pressing one." Everybody drew back, and the speaker found himself being pushed towards the object. "Oh, fine," he snapped, trying to sound exasperated but unable to keep the quaver out of his voice. He reached towards the object and pushed a button.
There was a loud beep. Then nothing.
My Sorting Okay. Okay. Don't panic. Calm down. Calm down.My Sorting3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Why am I shaking? I'm not being called for a dentist appointment. I'm not walking the plank. And I'm not on the worst walk of all: learning your grade.
I'm just being Sorted.
In front of the entire Great Hall.
I walk up to the stool. Achievement: I didn't trip. This is good.
I turn around and sit down. Ahh, everybody's looking at me! Don't panic, don't panic
"Hmm," sounds a voice in my head. I almost jump, but that would have been embarrassing.
"Well, then." The hat. The hat is talking in my head!
Why does this even surprise me? I mean, it's no weirder than when a woman in long tartan robes turns up at your door, an owl perched on her shoulder, and tells you that you're a witch.
The Murder of the Potters It is Halloween. James is puffing smoke out of his wand and Harry is kicking and squealing happily in Lily's arms. Lily is smiling, and laughing when Harry tries to grab the rings of smoke. Everything is perfect.The Murder of the Potters3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
None of them hears the squeaking of the gate, or the crunching of the gravel as a sinister presence makes its way up the Potters' drive.
The front door slams open. Lily is turning, worry flying through her eyes. She relaxes- it can't be him, of course
James exits the room, sprinting towards the door, and she can feel the panic radiating from him. He is telling her to run, to escape with Harry, telling her that he will hold him off, but how can he? He hasn't got his wand
Lily wants to run and help him, but Harry is looking at her questioningly, how can she leave him? She grabs him and runs up the stairs. James is shouting for her to run and then there is a terrible flash
Take it From the Expert James Potter sat sprawled under a big tree in the Transfiguration Courtyard. He was looking dolefully over at Lily Evans, having been turned down- again. He heaved a great sigh, when suddenly-Take it From the Expert3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Ah, quit moping, won't you, mate?"
A voice sounded from above James' head, and he looked up quickly to see Sirius Black smirking at him from a high up branch. James yelped as Sirius jumped down, showering him with twigs.
"Nice knowing I have privacy," said James ruefully, rubbing a spot on his head where a particularly large twig had hit him.
"Honestly, Prongs, you're being right pathetic. You aren't going about it the right way, girls don't like arrogant 'toerags'," proclaimed Sirius with the air of one who had much experience in the subject. "Don't talk yourself up, just act like you don't care about her one way or the other. Be rude. Be indifferent. She'll be jealous, trust me- she'll be begging you for
A Bottle of Felix Felicis"Just swish your wand like- No, don't jab- Ahh, just- No! No no no, don't do that, that's how you-"A Bottle of Felix Felicis3 years ago in Romance More Like This
FWOOM. There was a collective groan as the Gryffindor common room was suddenly covered in a foul liquid.
"-Released the Stinksap last time." James sighed as he leaned back in his chair and passed a hand over his eyes.
"Sorry!" squeaked Lily as she raised her wand, wincing, to clear the mess. She paused suddenly, and turned around, eyes twinkling. "Actually, why don't you try?"
James started a bit and looked around wildly. He shrank a bit under the baleful glare of every Gryffindor in the room, and said uncertainly, "Um alright " He slashed his wand in the general direction of the room and pronounced, "Scourgify?" before Lily even had time to shout "WAIT!"
POOF. Now there was confetti on top of the Stinksap.
"Scourgify," said Lily hastily, and she turned back to James, who had collapsed into his chair again. "See, twirl it, don't slash."
"I just can't do it!" fumed James, wavin
The Paths of Glory - SeverusPaths of Glory SeverusThe Paths of Glory - Severus4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
One shot set around Severus' second or third year as a student.
'My my, look at this. Our new best friend. Hey, thanks for grassing up Avery little girl, we all really appreciate it.' Severus looked up from his book to see Mulicber and his gang. They were beginning to crowd round a Grffindor in his year, Mary MacDonald. 'Surprised you can see anything out of those piggy little eyes', she retorted.
'O-ho-ho! Fiesty! Now that does make things more interesting.' Breathed Mulciber. His long, twisted nose was millimetres away from Mary's forehead. He was arching over her like a snake about to strike. Severus could read the fear in every tensed muscle of Mary's body and wondered whose heart was pounding more quickly, his own or hers. He watched avidly, and secretly, over the top of his book.
'Listen, we're all just waiting for potions yeah? A-And Slughorn's gonna be out any second. So I'd watch it if I were you!' Severus winced. She couldn't have soun
Acceptance Dear Dad,Acceptance3 years ago in Romance More Like This
I'm writing because I've got something to confess. Well, it's not so much a confession as a statement, because it's not something I regret. Even if it's something you do.
I've finally got a girlfriend; she's great and I care about her a lot. She's smart and she's nice and she's beautiful. And I don't care if you don't approve, because I love her.
It's Rose Weasley.
I'm sorry if I disappointed you, Dad. I'm done with trying to live my life by your rules, but I'm sorry if this upsets you.
I didn't really want to go into Slytherin, you know. The Hat was considering Ravenclaw, but chose Slytherin. I didn't argue, but I wanted to. I didn't because I knew you wanted me to be Sorted into Slytherin.
I regret it.
This won't be another choice I'll live to regret. I'm not leaving Rose, even if you disown me. This is my choice.
Halloween Ginny turned as she felt a tug on her pant leg.Halloween3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Mummy?” A little voice spoke, high, squeaky and confused. “Mummy, Daddy just left.”
Ginny frowned. “What do you mean, Lily?”
Her little girl sniffled. “Daddy just said something and then he left.”
“What did he say?” Ginny asked, a little worried now.
Lily shrugged. “I don’t know.”
“He said something about parents, and visiting, but you’re here, Mum, so why did he go out the door?” Albus piped up.
“And he wasn’t looking at us. Why was he being so strange, Mum?” James inquired.
Glancing at the swinging door, Ginny gave a little ‘oh’ of understanding. “James, is today Halloween?”
Ginny smiled ruefully. “Daddy went to visit his parents.”
Never Sort a Friend Rose and Scorpius part 2Rose gave a nervous smile to Scorpius as he sat on the small stool and the old pointed hat was placed on his head. She bit her lower lip, waiting for the booming decision to ring out across the great hall, declaring which house he would be in. "Slytherin!" the hat called, the Hogwarts students clapped, Slytherin the loudest.Never Sort a Friend Rose and Scorpius part 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
Scorpius looked at Rose and Albus as he walked to the table covered in green. He looked sad, seeming to be able to predict the future. Rose continued to watch Scorpius until Albus was called. "Albus Potter." Her gaze went to her cousin, as did the rest of the school. All the houses wanted to see if they would receive one of Harry Potter's children.
She gave his hand a light squeeze before he walked up to the stool. The whole school held their breath waiting; Rose started to bite her lip. Albus looked nervous. He was muttering under her breath, but she could not tell what. 'Please let him end up where he wants,' she begged silently to the Sorting Hat.
Date? (Young!Sirius BlackXReader)The day started out normal for you. Wake up, go to breakfast with Xeno, go to class, do whatever in your free time, go back to class, go to dinner, do homework, go to bed. Until today. You were walking to charms with Xeno as normal with Sirius Black the school manwhore and one of the Marauders stopped you.Date? (Young!Sirius BlackXReader)1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hi" He grinned flirtily.
"Umm hi?" You replied glancing at Xeno who was looking at a butterfly that landed on his hand.
"Your (Y/n) right?" Sirius asked leaning against a statue.
"Yeah" You nodded.
"Well (Y/n) I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of coming to Hogsmead with me this weekend?" Sirius proposed still grinning.
"I'd love to but I'd rather not be one of your hook ups" You shook your head.
"Come on one date!" Sirius whined.
"No.....besides I have a date" You lied.
"Who? Loony Lovegood?" Sirius pointed to Xeno who was still intrigued by the butterfly.
"His name is Xeno and no it's not with him" You replied.
"Who then?" Sirius asked curiously.
"......Regulus asked me" You
Lissy's Interview1) Choose one of your own characters (OC).Lissy's Interview4 years ago in Humor More Like This
2) Make them answer the following questions.
3) Then tag three people.
4) Feel free to add some questions of your own.
Lisssssssy!! With the help of the twins of course
1) What gender are you?
2) What is your age?
3) Do you want a hug?
George & Fred: Ok! *glomps*
4) Do you have any bad habits?
Um I eat when I'm bored, and I procrastinate far too much.
5) What is your favorite food?
Spaghetti! Or pasta anything really, lol.
6) What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?
Cookie Dough. Yum.
7) Are you a virgin?
Is that your business?
Fred: Just answer the nice lady's question, Lis.
George: Knew it.
L: Oh shut up.
8) Have you killed anyone?
What? No! Much as I sometimes want to.
9) Do you hate anyone?
Not really one to hate people
F: Not even You-Know-Who?
L: I guess...not on a personal level though.
10) Do you have any secrets?
Yes I do, and no I'm not telling.
Do you like Quiditch? Part 1 RosexScorpiusRose and Albus pushed their way through the crowd to find an open compartment. Rose reached forward and grabbed Albus's arm. "Let's stay together, or the Dementors that James told us about could get us." He nodded, shaggy black hair flopping quickly as they continued their search. As they reached the end car of the train they found an empty compartment. Quickly they pushed themselves and their trunks into room and shut the door.Do you like Quiditch? Part 1 RosexScorpius3 years ago in Romance More Like This
They started to try and shove their bags into the luggage compartment above the seats but found that they were both too short. "Makes you wish we had James huh?" Albus asked as they shoved their trunks onto the opposite seat before flopping down on the other bench.
"No, James would just tell us stories that would make us do something really embarrassing. I guess we could always shove him out for the dementors to catch." The redheaded girl replied to her cousin, both nodded in agreement. Silently they watched as the countryside zoomed by out of the window, think