Your Surrender"So how about here?"Your Surrender4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Merlin, no!" Lily said exasperatedly as he felt the frustration build in his shoulders.
Their first date was not going as he planned. He had wanted to sweep her off her feet and make her melt at how romantic he was. Though, after she said she didn't want to go to the Three Broomsticks, he had to come up with something new. Snow was beginning to fall around them as he waved at a few mates that were heading over to the Hog's Head.
Turning to look across at Lily, she was staring up at the snow as if she'd been waiting for it. Her deep emerald eyes seemed to sparkle as the snowflakes collected on her eyelashes and throughout her red hair. She looked gorgeous, slightly dusted with shimmering powder as she stuck out her tongue slowly to catch a stray flake. It gave him an idea.
"Stay here, will you? Don't leave, I promise I'll be right back," he put up his hands and grabbed her shoulders as if planting her into the ground. She ki
Padfoot and Prongs: Moving InPadfoot and Prongs: Moving In3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It had been a long hot day. James's hair stuck to the back of his neck as he walked down the path to the gate in front of his parent's cottage. He leaned over it, sighing, as there was no sign of life moving along the dirt road. The wind was picking up now, rolling across the field that bordered the road, rippling it as though it were a great golden ocean. Dark clouds were appearing on the horizon, framing the gold with dark blue. James looked over into Mrs. Wittle's yard, where the well endowed Mrs. Wittle herself was hastily pulling down her laundry in anticipation of the impending storm. She glanced at the clouds worryingly as she pulled down her last pair of pinstriped knickers, catching James in her eyesight and waving. James waved back, watching as she turned and collected her lawn gnomes and took them inside with her. James turned his attention back to the road, ruffling his hair in the wind. No sign of Sirius yet, but his excitement was mounting as the clouds approached. The da
Damned PromisesHe could be at home listening to what would probably pan out to be the most important game of the Quidditch season. He could be working on his new motorcycle. Hell, it was 1:00, he could probably be at the bar already. Surely there'd be some flock of lonely housewives around that time...Damned Promises4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Instead, Sirius was stuck in the monochrome hospital waiting room, sitting on a hard chair and drinking bitter coffee from a styrofoam cup, listening to the wails of pregnant women, the woes of expectant fathers and whines of newborn children. He made no attempt to hide his distaste, punctuating every second breath with an impatient huff or mumble.
"Padfoot!" Remus hissed sharply in reprimand as Sirius' moans grew too loud and drew attention.
Sirius sighed and straightened up in the horrid, cold chair, as he found that he'd been slowly sinking lower with every second. He rubbed his eyes and slumped forward, resting his elbow on his knee and his chin on his hand. Remus chuckled quietly to
His Mother's SisterShe was looking at Harry like she had never looked at him before. And all of a sudden, for the very first time in his life, Harry fully appreciated that Aunt Petunia was his mother's sister. He could not have said why this hit him so very powerfully at this moment. All he knew was that he was not the only person in the room who had an inkling of what Lord Voldemort being back might mean. Aunt Petunia had never in her life looked at him like that before. Her large, pale eyes (so unlike her sister's) were not narrowed in dislike or anger; they were wide and fearful. The furious pretense that Aunt Petunia had maintained all of Harry's life--that there was no magic and no other world than the world she inhabited with Uncle Vernon--seemed to have fallen away.His Mother's Sister2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Petunia sat upright in a plump armchair made for
Life Must Go On: Chapter 2Note: Link toLife Must Go On: Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
first chapter is in the 'Description' below
Chapter 2: 1998, May 3rd pt 2
After they took Gran I didn't know what to do. If she were alive I would have taken her straight home. But she isn't here. I can't take her home. What do I do now?
When I returned to the great hall there weren't many living individuals occupying the room. The floor was mostly taken up by covered bodies. Gran was there. Somewhere. Before I could walk into the room a tall, stern-looking man, stop in front of me preventing entrance. "Sorry young man, but everyone has to vacate the area, we need to get all the bodies together, please wait outside if you wish to stay on the grounds, there are several trains leaving from Hogsmeade if you'd prefer to head home. Either way you can't stay in here. Sorry". I nodded and walked away.
Luna and I walked around the grounds aimlessly. I looked around at the ruins, the soot covered grass and the smashed objects, scat
A Red Lopsided and Slightly Irregular HeartA Red Lopsided and Slightly Irregular Heart3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She still remembers the first time she saw him.
His hair was a light brown almost golden in appearance when hit with the right light. Although she was stricken with his eyes the most.
Really there was something about them. They weren't really green or blue, but rather a combination that seemed to vary from each eye, so one seemed to be greener while the other stayed the palest of blues.
She thought he was pretty, in a way.
Almost endearing with the way his hair fell and his eyes seemed to twinkle with hidden knowledge a bit like Dumbledore's but this man's eyes seemed to be sadder, less jolly and more reserved she would dare to venture kinder even.
She realized he was quite a bit older then her as well, which didn't faze her in the least working were she did she was used to older wizards and really the only bad thing about it was that they could be compared to a piece of day old toast.
Not as interesting or as tasty as a fresh one would be, but still quite good, an
That's Not Gonna HappenJames Potter was sitting in the Gryffindor common room at 7 o'clock, if it had been anyone else that wouldn't have bothered Lily Evans but this was James, the boy whose ego was so big he would make an elephant look small. So that was the reason why she was eyeing him out of the corner of her eye, not because she liked him(cause she defiantly didn't) but it was odd for him to be up so early and especially without his gang. She had an unnerving feeling that it was something to do with her; she heaved a sigh before turning back to her book. The reason she was up so early was because her and Darcy where planning to get some work done before heading out to hogsmeade. However Darcy was late, so she told Lily to meet her downstairs while she got ready but when she got there she was met by James and his grinning face.That's Not Gonna Happen3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
James looked over at Lily who was focused on her book; he knew she was looking over at him from time to time though, making his smirk increase. "Can't resist me can you Evans" he
Lilacs Ch. 3"I'm sorry," Hermione said, looking into Ron's eyes, "But I can't." Then she ran through the sea of suddenly rising wedding guests and Disapparated as fast as possible.Lilacs Ch. 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Harry Potter couldn't believe his eyes. No? Why would she say no? Harry couldn't think straight; the din from the guests was too distracting. After Hermione had Disapparated, the guests were yelling to be heard over each other, and everyone had a guess as to why the bride had run off. There were chairs overturned from guests jumping out of their seats so suddenly, the Weasleys were all trying to figure out what had happened, and Ron was just standing there at the altar; a look of confusion on his face.
"I don't understand." Ron said, turning towards Harry.
Harry couldn't speak; his mind was still whirling a million miles an hour. Ron slowly sank into a chair, his sister came over to comfort him and the guests were still swapping theories. Harry was about to give up and join Ron in confused defeat, when all the pieces to
The Start of Unity -FanfictionThe Start of Unity -Fanfiction4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
THE START OF UNITY
Scorpius sent a curious look towards the group of adults that his father had just nodded to, wondering who they were. There sure were a lot of them, and a lot of red-headed children. Scorpius sidled closer to his parents while they stood in the steam of the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9¾, waiting for the signal to board.
"Do I have to go?" Scorpius asked nervously.
Draco looked down at his son and withheld a sigh. "We've talked about this, Scorpius. You'll do fine at Hogwarts."
Scorpius chewed on his bottom lip and responded quietly. "It's just what if I get put in the wrong house? What if the other kids don't like me? What if "
"Darling," Astoria soothed, kneeling in front of her smaller than average son, placing her hands on his shoulders. "We don't care what house you're sorted into. We'll be proud no matter where you go, and the ot
Corruption Pt 11She felt him stiffen against her, and she worried for a moment that maybe he didn't feel the same as she did now, as it had been almost 3 weeks since they had kissed last. Her thoughts of feeling comfort had faded and they had just stopped kissing and cuddling and taken on more of a friendship platform. She thought it was natural to have an attachment to him but it was more then just an attachments, her heart always sped up and her thoughts were some what incoherent when he was around, by the time she had realised this however it was too late, they were just friends. She couldn't have known that the whole time he felt exactly the same, wanting the same things but to afraid to act on it.Corruption Pt 113 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A soft hand touched her face and even softer lips crashed against hers. It felt like nothing she had felt before. They had kissed before but this was something more, there was something powerful behind it. Their lips moulded together perfectly and she couldn't suppress the small mo
Tonks's Letter Nov. 1996November 1996Tonks's Letter Nov. 19963 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
We haven't talked for awhile and I'm beginning to miss you. I'm still patrolling Hogsmeade for the Ministry and it feels like some of the other Aurors are breathing down my neck almost every moment I see them. I know I shouldn't be complaining since I could be on a worse mission, but being in Hogsmeade all alone is driving me insane. I really hope that you'll be able to finish your mission soon. I know you don't want me to, but I really worry about you, especially during the full moon. I just keep thinking about what could happen if you get in a fight or someone loses all control.
I really should stop worrying. I would blame everything on dementors, but I haven't seen a single one in Hogsmeade. I'm guessing they all want to lie low for now. It's infuriating that the Ministry lost all control of them, but we barely can do anything about it...
Anyways, I'm currently nursing a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks and it made me think of those nights last year when
Lilacs Ch. 2"You look beautiful," Ginny Weasley said as she adjusted the veil on the top of Hermione's head.Lilacs Ch. 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Thanks," Hermione said. She looked at her reflection in the mirror. Her wedding dress was pure white and it flowed out around her like a waterfall of lace. Her soft brown curls were spilling down around her face, and although she smiled, her eyes didn't seem to convince her. She shook off the feeling that something was wrong and re-adjusted the straps of her dress.
"Ron's a lucky man." Hermione turned to see Harry, her best friend, leaning in the doorway, his emerald green eyes dancing with life, "Too bad he's about to faint."
Hermione smiled and hugged Harry. Ginny excused herself to go check on the decorations out in the Burrow's garden and closed the door behind her, "Now when are you making your move, you lazy git?" She playfully shoved him.
Harry had been hinting at proposing to Ginny for quite some time, but her finger was still ring less, "I don't know. I can't seem to think of a go
Harry Potter AnalysisThe wonderful world of Harry Potter has touched countless lives upon its release. It contains many colorful elements from magic and fantasy to fighting bald snake people with little wooden sticks. Yet at the same time, despite touching so many countless lives, the ever-popular series has not been without its fair share of criticism, a large portion of which may not have been completely unfounded. Harry Potter has been said to promote more than a few more shady practices. It wouldn't hurt to explore and prod some of them in scholarly analysis.Harry Potter Analysis5 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Let us take, for example, the most prevalent example in the HP wizarding world. Wands. Harry Potter and friends often use their wands to solve problems and, more often than not, create quite a few of them. HP, Ron, and Draco are constantly seen "whipping them out" and "waving them around," despite the fact many teachers advise most of the Hogwarts students against doing so. This could function as a sort of subliminal nod to boyhood fasc
Harry Potter Talk"Daughters of Aphrodite, could you please not flirt with the Apollo boys? Just this once? We've got a schedule here!"Harry Potter Talk3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Annabeth, honestly, you're just stressing yourself out."
"You're no fun, Annabeth!"
"I am not, Percy."
"Yes, you are."
"I just don't like to cram about this, you know. I mean, the camp's looking great but I still have Olympus to work on... Okay, guys! Hecate's statue goes right there. Great! Thanks!"
"I finally get the girl but she'd end up ignoring me."
"Don't you think it's cool, though? We get to add 8 more cabins! And it's all thanks to Percy? Hey! Where're you going ?"
"To the lake."
"Hold on a sec.! Gods, how'd you get there so fast?"
"I'll come with."
"But... weren't you just...?"
"I'm not stupid, Percy. I kinda know it when my boyfriend feels ignored."
"You're doing your 'I'm a daughter of Athena' thing again, huh?"
"Nah. I'm doing my 'I've known you for years' thing. C'mon, to the lake!"
"You're such a know it all. I
Mistletoe MagicLily Evans has always loved Christmas. It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? She doesn't like it because of the gift exchanging. She isn't a materialist and never has been. She likes the spirit of Christmas. Families getting together, decorating the Christmas tree, singing carols, thinking about what a person likes so you know what present you'd buy them, being better. Because, certainly, in this time of the year everyone is better or tries to. Lily herself decided to be better.Mistletoe Magic3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I won't yell at Potter. I won't hex Potter into next week. I will keep calm. I won't yell at him. I will keep calm.
"For Merlin's sake, Potter, no means no! It's past curfew and the rules clearly say that you can't get out of the common room for any whatsoever reason!" That was it for keeping my calm.
"But what if I was badly injured and dying? I would need to go to Madame Pomfrey immediately."
"You are not badly injured, Potter. You want to go outside to have a snowball fight," I said and sigh
Telling The Folks -Harry+GinnyAs everybody left the Potters home, Harry turned to Ginny.Telling The Folks -Harry+Ginny5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
I cant believe it! He smiled.
Me neither! Ginny laughed, pulling her husband into a tight embrace. As they walked into their bedroom, Ginny looked at Harry. When shall we tell everyone then? she asked.
Tomorrow he replied, its Teddys birthday so everyonell be at The Burrow. Ginny nodded.
Tomorrow it is she said, wrapping her arms around her husbands neck.
When Ginny awoke the next morning Harry was already up and in the kitchen, making breakfast. Hey hon. he said bacon?
Ginny took one look at the piece of fatty meat and almost threw up. No thanks! she said, helping herself to cereal and orange juice. Harry came up behind her and wrapped his hands around her waist, patting he
Christmas and ColdsChristmas and Colds4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Peter Pettigrew had eaten eighteen mince pies in under five minutes, beating both Sirius and Frank to the record of Gryffindor Fastest Eater '78. He had also been tremendously ill after and was now staggering up the stairs to the hospital wing. Remus and James were either side of him, helping him up whilst Sirius walked behind, both laughing and choking.
"Merlin's wand, Pete! You out-ate Frank! I never thought that'd happen!" James was saying as they hauled him along.
"Shame Pete doesn't share Frank's metabolism.." Sirius muttered, coming up the stairs behind them. Peter groaned in response.
Madam Promfey was nursing some poor first year in a bed close to the door, she made a brief glance up as two boys unceremoniously dragged their friend in.
"Oh? And what have we done this time?" She asked, clearing away the healing potions and wheeling the tray away from the bed. She pulled the curtain to and rose a brow at Peter, swaying on the spot and covered with the crumbs of his victory.
BastxThoth - The LuxorWhere a moment before there was nothing in a particularly uninteresting spot, two slightly more interesting figures now stood. Distracted passers-by, and even the few who had been looking in the general direction of the now-occupied patch of sidewalk, did not even notice that a man and a woman had materialized out of thin air.BastxThoth - The Luxor4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Phew." The man, who was the very definition of lanky, removed his embroidered tourist hat and used it to mop his brow. "Don't believe I'll be doing that again anytime soon. From this moment on, we use mortal transportation."
"Mortal everything," the woman purred back. "Those are the rules. Although we'll have to make an exception during regis tration " She planted her hands on shapely hips and surveyed the bustling street before her; beneath candy-bright sunglasses, she narrowed her eyes. "Wait. Is this where we wanted to be? I don't see the hotel I picked out."
"Bast," the man sighed as he traded his hat for his glasses and began painsta
Rose- ScorpiusRose flipped the pages of her book absentmindedly as she sat at a table in the far corner of the library. She was tucked between various shelves, hidden from the view of the hawk-eyed librarian, Madame Pince. Her stomach growled and she closed her book, sighing. She had attempted to smuggle a blueberry muffin from breakfast in to the library but Madame Pince had sniffed it out before she'd barely crossed the threshold.Rose- Scorpius4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Now, leaning back in her chair she let her hair fall out behind her. The bushy curls of her mother combined with the flaming red locks of her father always left quite an impression. But now, with no one around to see them, they merely hung there like hair often does. Rose sat forward on her chair and rest her head on her arms. She closed her eyes and waited a few more minutes before she felt arms snake around her from behind. She jumped slightly and turned around in her seat.
"What?" The boy who stood behind her now raised an eyebrow, "Were you expecting someone else?" H
Rules of Harry Potter Fandom Rules of Harry Potter FandomRules of Harry Potter Fandom7 years ago in Humor More Like This
1.NEVER say that you hate Harry Potter!
2.Read all of the Harry Potter books
3.See all of the movies
4.Even if the movies suck, you must still appreciate their attempt to reach the amazing-ness of the books
5.Go to midnight premiers
6.Dress up at the midnight premiers
7.Jump anyone who shouts out spoilers
8.Have a friend who you talk about Harry Potter with 24/7
9.Eat Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans
10.Always have your wand available
11.To poke people with
12.In the eye
13.Never tell spoilers to friends
14.Be a part of a Harry Potter fansite
16.Listen to Harry Potter podcasts
17.Read books about the books written by authors of other books not assciated with Harry Potter
18.Love J.K.R with all your heart
The Adventures of Harriet Potter: Year One - Ch1The Adventures of Harriet Potter: Year One - Ch13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
(All characters and locations within belong to J.K. Rowling unless otherwise stated.)
"Nothing is ever as it appears. Ever does both preconception and experience colour perception. We cannot avoid these, but we can all be better served by being aware of their influence."
General (ret.) Jigme Dorji Wengschuk
The sound of voices filled the open area in front of the large building. The din was so loud almost nothing else could be heard except for the sound of cars as they bustled by in the crowded streets, and streamed in and out of the crowded parking lot. Throughout Paddington Station, the guards grumbled to themselves at the absurd level of people pouring into the station. The veterans of course were prepared for it, as it was always like this on the first of September, though none of them could really think of why.
It was packed with the usual amounts of travellers
Oh Boy, Those Baby BoomersPiper was walking across camp, trying to find Leo. He was supposed to be showing her something, but halfway through his special presentation, he vanished and Piper was left alone and confused.Oh Boy, Those Baby Boomers2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She walked along until she came to the edge of the woods, walking in zig zags and not really caring or wondering where she was going.
Suddenly the world around her shifted, and her stomach went through the sensation of being squeezed inside out and then going in reverse. She practically threw up inside, and when she could breathe normally again, she wasn't in Camp HalfBlood.
She saw several other figures around her, while her vision was blurred, and they all groaned and started getting up. But with Piper's vision, it might have been just one person, while her eyes were seeing double.
"Annabeth?" Piper asked the blonde figure she thought she recognized. Annabeth nodded her head.
"What the Hades?" Annabeth asked, looking around. "Are we on Olympus?"
Two other figures stirred besid
Forbidden Pastimes of HogwartsThe Forbidden Pastimes for Fred and George WeasleyForbidden Pastimes of Hogwarts5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
By Molly Weasley
1-"To concur the earth with an army of flying monkeys" is not an appropriate career choice.
2- I am not the king of potato people and I do not have a flying carpet.
3- I may not chase Seamus Finnegan around school in search of his 'Pot o' Gold'.
4- Nor am I allowed to tell people he's a leprechaun on steroids.
5- I will not shout "I have the Power" before casting a spell.
6- I am not allowed to purposefully charm Filchs' underwear into wedgies.
7- Nor am I allowed to do it 'by accident'.
8- I am not allowed to yodel during important parts of Dumbledore's speech.
9- The Forbidden Forest is forbidden for a reason. I may not tell First Years that there is a party down there.
10- Especially when there isn't.
11- I may not refer to Sirius Black as 'Seriously Black'.
12- Just because I use air quotes does not mean the rules have changed.
13- I am not allowed to sing my own personal spy music while wondering the hallways.