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It was a shock for Alice to wake up in a hospital bed. It was even more of a shock when she was told that she had only been in that building for an hour.
It couldn't have been an hour! She had spent two days in Wonderland. Two days, not an hour!
It was the Looking Glass; it had to be the Looking Glass. It had put her back in her own world not long after she left kind of like in 'Narnia'!
It wasn't till she was home and packing up the things she had used to search for her dad that she noticed it. She couldn't believe she hadn't noticed it before. The large green tattoo like mark on her arm was gone. Not even a faint trace of it left.
She heard Hatter's voice echo through her head. 'That's not going to come off Sorry!'
"Well, it's off Hatter," she said grimly.
She realised that she didn't want it to be gone. Because if it was there it meant that everything that happened was really real.
Of course it was real, what was she thinking. There was no way
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It was a relief to change out of that horrible monkey suit he'd been forced to wear for the ceremony.
Hmm why is it a monkey suit? Monkeys didn't look like they were wearing a suit, penguins did, it should be a penguin suit!!!
Hatter looked around the room slightly disorientated. This place was so busy compared to Wonderland. Quite frankly he didn't have a clue what was going on. Big beetle like vehicles rolled on the roads below. It would take a while to get used to this place. But as long as this place had three things he'd be happy.
Two: Hats, the more kinds the better.
And three: The one thing he could never live without again, Alice.
He was standing in her room, wearing only a pair of jeans and a fedora, looking out the window when Alice walked in. she was still wearing the dress she wore to the ceremony and looked absolutely stunning. She joined him by the window and he wrapped his arms around her. He could see her trying not to look a
All Wrong - C14 - LoveHatter stared in wonder at the large chess like ruins. So this was the kingdom of the knights.All Wrong - C14 - Love in Sci-Fi More Like This
Alice told him the Queen had done this. He didn't doubt it.
Charlie set them up in a campsite right in front of the King's skeleton. It was kind of odd.
Charlie was running around talking about Borogove cutlets, what ever they were. And Duchess was sitting off somewhere moping.
He and Alice sat up on a hill; the view looked vaguely familiar, like something he'd dreamt of before.
She was still going on with her annoying stories. If he had his knife he would have shut her up ages ago. But she had them and she was an amazing fighter. There was no way he could just kidnap her and take her back.
Then it was quiet for a long time. He looked over at her to see she was crying.
"What now?" he said not sounding as harsh as he'd hoped.
"Just this whole mess!" she told him, sitting down so their arms were touching. "I waited a year to come here. Every second I was looking over my shoulder, hoping you'd b
All Wrong - C11 - What HappendThis time to cover their tracks Alice and Duchess dragged their flamingos into the water.All Wrong - C11 - What Happend in Sci-Fi More Like This
Alice guessed this was the right spot because not far down was an old abandoned boat that could well have been Hatters.
Then before he could wake up she and Duchess searched Hatter. They confiscated two guns and three knives
'Make that four,' Alice thought as she found one in his hat. She took three of the knives and gave one plus both the guns to Duchess.
"Won't you need one?" she asked.
"I'm not very good with guns," she said tying Hatter's hands and propping him against a tree further into the forest. "So what have they done to him?" she asked quietly.
Duchess seemed to take a moment and sighed.
Together they sat down about a tree away from him.
"A few days after you left, Hatter was going to follow you through," Duchess began. "So he, Jack, Number 10 and I were at the Looking Glass as they were about to send the last Oysters through. Then Knave came. He took the ring and shot Jack.
All Wrong - C17 - StealingIn the morning Charlie took them on the back routes to the city. It meant they avoided the forest. And it was actually quicker than the way they had come last time they went this way by horse. It was midday by the time they reached the city. Duchess and Alice were wearing some hats he took form his low level hideout. Well change hide out to weapons store room. He hadn't stayed in there long and when he walked out he was shaking. So it was no wonder Alice didn't believe him when he told her he was fine.All Wrong - C17 - Stealing in Sci-Fi More Like This
After the Queen had tried to banish Alice she had become quite attached to that certain punishment. These days if someone who was on her side displeased her, she would simply banish them through the Looking Glass. Little did she know that they were probably better off on that side anyway. As they entered the building he grabbed a hold of Charlie and dragged him towards the mirror, Alice and Duchess flanking him with their heads down.
"Hatter!" one of the Suits said. He sounded surp
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"So how are we going to get out of here?" Alice said.
The ring. It had to be the ring. So far in every battle for the power of Wonderland, the one with the ring was in charge.
"Well," he said. "We could stay here for now But I wouldn't risk keeping you here. They pretty much know this place exists, and they know we've been here before; I couldn't hide that from them. They'll have Suits swarming the fortress in no time then again, they did just loose their best tracker."
Bloodhound was the only other person with his tracking skills. Luckily he was on the resistance side. When he was 'Evil Hatter' he really should have turned him in. But Hound paid him a big fat sum to keep quiet.
"We need the ring, so here's my plan," he proposed. "The ring will be charging the looking glass tomorrow actually. We go there; take the ring and all four of us go through. Then it won't have enough power to let anyone else through and we'll all be safe."
"Wait, what about my ki
All Wrong - C5 - DeathHe glared up at Knave, tears blurring his vision.All Wrong - C5 - Death in Sci-Fi More Like This
"You said you would help her!" he yelled.
"It wouldn't have made a difference," he said casually inspecting his nails.
"You could have saved her!"
"No we couldn't have."
"You had time to get her to an infirmary and save her!"
"It wouldn't have mattered Hatter. Because she was never really there." As he said this Alice's body vanished from his arms, leaving them empty.
But for a moment his heart soared, Alice wasn't really here. She had never been there! She hadn't really been shot!
"Where is she? What have you done with her?!" he yelled going up to the bars like the caged animal he was.
"Alice? She was already dead." His heart went cold all over again.
"What?" he said quietly. It sounded so different and strange compared to the yelling.
"We took her from her world a few weeks back. Naturally the High Queen wanted her executed immediately. When we realised she was the key to making you talk well, we had to improvise," the ev
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They were taken past the ruins of the Casino, which weren't really ruins anymore since it was being rebuilt.
They were taken to a large castle just over the hill. She knew the queen hadn't had a castle so this had clearly been stolen.
As the Suits took them into the castle they were met by a man with bleached hair and ice blue eyes. There was something familiar about him, yet she knew she'd never seen him before.
"So this is the Alice of Legend!" he cried dramatically throwing his arms out in welcome. "I am King Knave."
He walked right up to her and studied her for a moment. "You're every bit as beautiful as Hatter used to remember," he told her quietly.
A cold shock ran up her body when she noted the past tense.
"What have you done him?" she demanded, her voice shaking.
"Now, now Alice. We'll get to that one eventually," he said patronizingly.
All Wrong - C12 - JabberwockyAlice got off Hatter and placed the hat on his head. The second it was on he blotted.All Wrong - C12 - Jabberwocky in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Where are you going Hatter?" she called back to him. He stopped and turned to look at her, his face hard. "If you go back to the Queen without me she'll have your head for sure. Even if you are her favourite assassin," she spat out the word.
"Then, I'll just have to bring you back with me," he said simply, walking back to her.
"I'm a black belt, good luck with that."
Hatter looked at her in confusion again. She rolled her eyes; she was not going to explain it to him.
"In other words she can kick you ass," Duchess said for her. "So you come with us."
At that moment a screeching roar sounded through the forest.
"What was that?" Duchess and Hatter said in unison.
"Shit!" Alice hissed. With one of the knives she cut the ropes around Hatters wrists. "Quick, climb a tree." Duchess immediately bent down and took of her heals. Hatter just stared at her doubtfully.
"It's your advice, just do it!
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Alice cried as they speed away from the rooftop. Charlie was yelling at them to go and Hatter was reasoning aloud why they were leaving Charlie behind. She had a feeling he didn't realise he was talking his internal monologue aloud. Sobbing she held onto Hatter and buried her face in his shoulder.
What would they do to Charlie? Poor, sweet, innocent, mostly scared Charlie! He had sacrificed himself for them! She'd never seen him ever do something so brave. Not even his army of the dead knights could compare.
Hatter stopped talking to himself and began talking to her, trying to tell her that Charlie would be okay. That they'd probably only put him through the Looking Glass or take him to the castle. It sounded like he was trying to convince himself too. And the options didn't sound very comforting either. But she managed to wipe away the tears and put on a brave face as we landed on the roof of the castle.
"What do we do now?" Duchess asked. They hadn'
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Betty awoke one morning ready to start another school day at Riverdale High , it was the first week of October and Betty was still as excited about school as she was on the first day. She had always been a cheerful person, but something was odd about this morning. Betty stood up and walked over to her closet pulling out a pair of white washed blue jeans and a pink blouse. Betty felt it quite necessary to take a shower to start the day. She was ready in thirty minutes fixing her headband on her slightly straitened hair. Betty grabbed her backpack and headed downstairs. Ms. Cooper was already downstairs reading the newspaper as she enjoyed her coffee. Ms. Cooper looked up when Betty entered the kitchen and picked up her toast and apple. "Bye Mom." Betty said as she kissed her mother on the cheek then continued out the front door. She half expected to run into Archie as she started to head down the street. She finished her toast and just as she was about to bite into her apple s
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Jughead looked at Betty slightly awestruck, but it was a different kind of awestruck. He was surprised how easily she had lied to both Midge and Moose; Jughead looked at Moose and noticed something was up. Jughead mouthed "I have to talk to you and Dilton later." Moose nodded his head and turned to Midge who was smiling from ear to ear, and talking with Betty. As they approached the school campus Midge had just finished apologizing to Betty and Jughead and that she said she wouldn't listen to Cheryl and her rumors ever again. Midge said just as Riverdale High came into view "We should warn you both, Ron is tied around Cheryl's little finger and Archie is tied around Ron's little finger. I don't know if they will listen to either of you, but I wish you good luck if you do." Betty looked sad, but Jughead was flat out pissed. Archie would see reason with or without Betty's Charm. As Jughead stormed off Moose following him closely Betty grabbed Midge by the arm and st
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The next day Betty woke up she had slept with Jughead's jacket afraid that she would cry. She got dressed in a pair of long pants and a long sleeve purple hoodie wearing a pink t-shirt underneath it. Betty didn't want to return Jughead's jacket yet so she left it in her room, picking up her homework she did last night and placing it in a folder she put it in her backpack. She quickly went downstairs and saw her mother making two bowls of oatmeal. Betty asked "Mom are you eating with me?" Ms. Cooper smiled and said "No I already ate with your father. Someone is in the living room waiting to with you to school since you both have time here's some breakfast." Betty looked in the living room and smiled and smiled Jughead was sitting on her couch and was wearing a bright yellow parka. Betty wanted to laugh but instead came back into the kitchen and her mother saw her jubilated face and stated "Guess he wanted to make sure you'd be cheerful." Betty started laughing as she brought
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Betty ended up letting Jughead take his red jacket to school leaving the yellow parka at her house which still meant that Jughead would have to come back to Betty's so that way he could take his parka home. Jughead and Betty walked to school as they passed the Chocklit Shoppe Midge and Moose turned the corner. Jughead looked at Moose who smiled but Midge turned to Moose and stated coldly "We should go a different way to school." Moose looked at the both of them and replied "Why?" Jughead stated trying to be funny. "Yeah, there is plenty of sidewalk space." Midge acknowledged him and then stated boldly "You guys aren't dating." Jughead replied first "No way; have you forgotten but I'm Riverdale's number one girl-hater, no offense Betty." Betty stated coolly her pride slightly damaged but replied "None taken, besides I am not interested in anyone right now, since Archie and Ronnie are going steady." The last word made Betty's throat swallow up and she thought "please not
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Jughead and Archie seemed to be able to make amends to an extent. They talked a little while before the late bell rang, Jughead looked around and saw that Betty Cooper's seat was empty. Betty was never late to homeroom, heck she was occasionally sick but never late. And yet there was her empty chair proving that Betty Cooper was going to be late for homeroom. Then the door opened and Betty entered laughing. Jughead smiled until he saw a boy standing next to Betty, talking to Betty. Professor Flootsnoot looked at Betty and the new boy and stated harshly "Miss. Cooper mind I remind you that we have a zero tolerance tardy policy, "Before Professor Flootsnoot could give Betty a detention the new boy stated calm and collected "Professor, I believe that Miss. Cooper's tardiness is due to my account, she was just helping out a fellow lost student." Okay Jughead didn't want too but just by that one sentence Jughead hated that guy and for some reason wanted to ram him up against the
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Betty got to Pop Tate's and opened the door. Sitting at the bar was Jughead Jones just the person that she needed to see. Betty sat down next to Jughead and stated "Two Cheeseburgers and a double chocolate malt." Pops stated "A double?" Betty didn't reply then Pops stated "Well you two are my earliest customers. Aren't you both supposed to be in school?" Betty and Jughead replied "Make my order to go." This was the first time they acknowledged each other since Betty walked in. Betty turned to Jughead and Jughead looked at her. Betty noticed Jughead had some ketchup on the corner of his lip. Betty did it without thinking she licked her thumb and wiped the corner of his lip. She then pulled her hand away. "Pop then stated "Here's the rest of your burger's Jughead and Betty here's your order." Betty and Jughead looked away from each other and they grabbed their bags. Jughead got up first and left. Betty got up and chased after him. Jughead reached the park when he finally stoppe
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Betty saw Archie hanging around Veronica's locker and realized "That's why Archie forgot that he promised to walk me to school." Archie seeing Betty stated "Hey Bet's, I hope you don't mind, but Veronica said that she really needed to get to school earlier, but needed someone to walk with her." Betty smiled but inwardly was scathing Veronica didn't need an accompaniment to school she had a LIMO!! Betty had spaced out so badly until she heard Archie say "Betty I really hope you don't mind." Betty replied dazed "Huh?" Archie stated again "Betty I'm taking Ronnie to the fall festival, I know I already asked you but do you think that maybe we could just well not go together well cause we need to talk Betty before Ronnie tells you." Betty replied confused and a little hurt about the fall festival "Tell me what?" Archie looked puzzled wondering if Betty had heard him tell her that they couldn't go to the fall festival together but regained his composure when Betty snappe
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Betty Cooper jumped off from the nurse's table and ran to the cafeteria. Ron and the Nurse followed her. Jughead had apparently been moved to the Bee's office. The bell rang Betty, Veronica, Archie and Dilton went to Ms. Grundy's class. Even though Jughead was sick they all still had to go to class, Ms. Grundy called roll "Jughead Jones." Archie stated "He got sick in the cafeteria." Betty looked away from Ms. Grundy and out the window and saw Ms. Jones arrived at school to pick up Jughead early. Betty wished that her mom could pick her up this day was downright horrible. Archie Andrew was going steady with Veronica Lodge. Betty felt like she was going to cry. Someone passed her a note it simply read "A+V=R+B Love Reggie Mantle" Betty crumbled up the note. Betty didn't want to date Reggie Mantle; she didn't think that she could date anyone now that Archie and Veronica were going steady. Betty looked out the window and wondered what had caused Juggie to get s
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Betty went home with Jughead who insisted on accompanying her home. Betty had stopped crying awhile ago and was actually enjoying Juggie's company. Betty drank the majority of her malt on her way home. Betty finished her malt and stated "Oh Juggie I bought you something at Pop Tate's" Juggie looked at her and then remembering how she touched him blushed instantly. Betty luckily was pulling out a cheeseburger from her Chocklit Shoppe to go bag and passed it to Jughead who thanked her. They approached Betty's door and Jughead stated "I'll see you later Bets'." Betty stated smiling "Juggie come on in my mom would love to have you try whatever she was making; I think it was Chocolate Chip Cookies. The Cooper recipe of course." Jughead replied "Well Betty who can turn down an offer like that. I'll stick around for a little longer." Betty smiled and placed her backpack down on the couch Jughead followed her into the kitchen where Betty and Jughead placed their Chocklit Shoppe bags
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An hour later Jughead and Betty were watching a movie, they had just finished putting the cupcakes, and cake into the oven and each had "sampled" a Cooper cookie. Betty was so drained from today she actually fell asleep. Jughead was watching the movie Adventures from The Deep which was apparently an old black and white horror film, when suddenly he felt something in his lap. He looked down Betty had fallen asleep, she had leaned over hoping for the couch and got Jughead's lap, He repositioned himself so that way Betty would be more comfortable her shoulder blade however was digging itself into his ribcage. Jughead heard the timer for the oven. He carefully got up from the couch almost soundlessly so that way he wouldn't wake up Betty. Jughead took out the Cake and the cupcakes and finished decorating them with frosting. Ms. Cooper came in through the front door saying "Betty, I'm Home." Then she was shushed by one of Betty guy friends Ms. Cooper assumed it was Archie. She loo
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Disclaimer: I own none of the characters in the Harry Potter universe; they belong to JK Rowling, and I make no money off of this
"What do you think you're doing, Granger?"
"You're doing it wrong! If you just dump all the spider eggs in at once, your cauldron is going to explode."
"I'll have you know that my O.W.L. score in potions was Outstanding."
"Stop being such a Malfoy. Look--"
Draco gave Hermione a small shove. Hermione pushed back. Draco's cauldron hit the floor, spewing blue goo everywhere. They both turned to look at Snape, who was regarding them with a flat stare. "Five points from Gryffindor."
"And none from Slytherin? That's so unfair," Hermione complained.
"And detention for Miss Granger."
The other Slytherins snickered. Draco gave Hermione another small shove. "Serves you right, you uppity, mouthy Muggle-born." She bumped up against another table, dumping Crabbe's cauldron right in his lap.
Snape clutched his forehead and muttered something under his breath. "Detention f
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The moon was full and close and glowing nearly orange, its light flooding through the Astronomy Tower embrasures. It had set the creatures of the Forbidden Forest to howling. Hermione had spent so much time soothing frightened first years, she'd nearly not made it to the Tower.
Strong arms wrapped around her from behind, and lips teased the nape of her neck. "Watch the venomous toadwart! It'll make you blow up like a dirigible if you touch it," Hermione cautioned.
"That wouldn't be so bad if you'd join me in my hospital cot," Draco breathed into her ear.
Hermione's knees started to get a bit wobbly. "I don't think there'd be enough room for me, what with you expanded to twice your normal size." Teeth nipped her earlobe, and hands began wandering. "Ah, maybe we should try making the potion first, and then play."
"What fun is that?" The hands stopped what they were doing. Just in time, too; a moment longer, and Hermione would have lost all ability to resist.
Hermione was surprised to see
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As usual, no warnings. Flufftastic.
Hermione grabbed at her throat, making choking and gasping noises. Draco stared down at her in alarm, so she gave him a spastic wink. He nodded once and cried out, "Breathe, Granger, breathe!" His put his mouth back on hers and blew. When he pulled away again, Hermione took in a loud, whooping breath.
"You--you saved my life, Malfoy. Even though I'm just a lowly Muggle-born, you gave me the kiss of life!"
"I am a prefect! I cannot let a student die on my watch!"
Crabbe and Goyle watched this bit of melodrama with open mouths. "What happened, Malfoy?" Crabbe asked.
"She ate a Nocte Eternum mushroom. If I had found her just a few seconds later, she would be dead." Draco stood up and puffed his chest out, pontificating in his most pretentiously Malfoyesque manner.
"But why would she eat something like
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There was one note that Hermione stopped from bursting into flames. She kept it folded up in a pair of ugly snot-green wool socks at the bottom of her trunk. It was longer than most of the others.
Even before you (literally) fell into my arms, I was having doubts. About my family, about my life, about myself. How can following someone who does nothing but spread pain and misery be the right thing to do? There have been DEs visiting my parents for as long as I can remember, and they aren't people you would ever want to be. The only thing they truly enjoy is seeing others suffer. Real happiness was something I'd only ever seen from the outside. Being cruel, making people fear me, it's what I learned from my parents and the people they are close to. But more and more, it makes me feel sick inside. I've seen there can be more to life, and I want it.
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Heart a-thumping, Hermione waited not far from the front gates of Hogwarts. She carried a basket filled with apples, cheese, jam, and bread. Brief stolen moments and heartfelt, funny notes... that's all she'd had with Draco so far. Spending hours with him was something completely new. What if he thought she was boring? What if he thought she she wasn't pretty enough? What if--
A pair of arms seized her from behind. She squeaked as they wound around her waist, and lips nuzzled at the nape of her neck. "That had better be you."
"I'm fairly sure it's me. Thought I suppose I could be someone else."
Hermione turned in Draco's arms and met his lips with her own. "Mmm. Tastes like you." Apples. He always tasted of apples. She opened her eyes and screamed.
"Oh, sorry, sorry!" Draco used his wand to make the giant, green, oozing pustules disappear from
Hermione's Christmas CarolDRAMIONE If you don't like the idea of Draco and Hermione as a couple, just hit the back button, k? People who leave whiny comments because they don't like the pairing (when it's clearly labelled!) are annoying,and will not be responded to. Those of you who think Ron is totally wrong for Hermione, and Astoria WHO?--you're my people XDHermione's Christmas Carol in Romance More Like This
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It was the first Christmas Eve after the war. Hermione was overjoyed to be spending it with her parents, who, memories restored, were back from Australia. Around ten, the two glasses of wine she'd drunk had her yawning. "You'd best get to bed," her mother said, "Since you'll be going to the Weasleys so early tomorrow."
The Weasleys liked to begin their Christmas Day at the unholy hour of six in the morning. But Hermione wasn't going to complain. It was her first Christmas as Ron's girlfriend. She wondered what he would give h
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Safe for all ages
Warnings: EXTREME FLUFFINESS
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters in the Harry Potter universe; they belong to JK Rowling, and I make no money off of this
Hermione was rudely awakened by Madame Pince hitting her about the head with a feather duster. "We--" smack-- "do--" smack-- "not--" smack-- "sleep--" smack-- "on the BOOKS." Smack, smack, smack. "You're just lucky you're not a drooler."
Wrapping her arms protectively around her head, Hermione was momentarily befuddled. Wha... where am I? Her eyes began to focus, and she remembered that she was in the library at Hogwarts. The past few weeks, she'd been studying frantically for her OWLs, and the lack of sleep was catching up with her.
The barrage of blows stopped. "Now, go. This is not a dormitory, and it's time for me to lock up."
Hermione gathered up her things and went out into the hall. Not fully awake yet, she was seized by a yawn that seemed to start at the tips of her
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Ron came back with a pajama-clad, yawning Harry and a sealed vial. "All right, who are we going to test this on?" he asked eagerly.
Hermione took a deep breath. "It should be me." If there was something in her potion that would, say, cause one to sprout donkey ears within twenty-four hours, she should be the one to carry those consequences. After all, it was her own lying lips that led to this situation. She popped open both vials. The Veritaserum left no impression on her taste buds. The glittery liquid she and Draco had concocted tasted like pineapple.
Ron rubbed his hands together and grinned. "I'm going to ask the first question. Who were you with last night, Hermione?"
"Malfoy." Oh, dear. Whatever the glittery liquid was, it was not Obfuscerum.
Ron and Harry gave each other triumphant looks. "It works, it works, it works!" Ron did a little happy jig.
"I want to pla
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This is a continuation of the story I started in Hermione's Web (links and summary below), but you can probably follow what's going on without reading HW first.
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Blue candle flames dimly lit a vast room full of tall shelves. The shelves held nothing but thousands of dust-covered glass globes. Draco peered closely at one of the orbs. "It's the Hall of Prophecy. My father has talked about this room quite a lot with other Death Eaters. Don't touch them."
Ron jumped away from the shelf he'd been poking at, startled. "What? They're just glass balls."
"They contain prophecies. If you try to remove a prophecy that's not about you, you'll go quite mad. Hermione's right. This is all just a trick."
Harry frowned at Draco. "What do you mean?"
"There's a prophecy here concerning you, Potter, and guess who wants it. You'll almost certainly find
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Pairing: Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger
No warnings--fluffiness and kissing and unicorns ahead
This is a sequel to 'Hermione Falling'--link below
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters in the Harry Potter universe; they belong to JK Rowling, and I make no money off of this
"Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive"
--Sir Walter Scott
Draco pointed at his badge." I am a member of the Inquisitorial Squad. I don't need to justify my actions to the likes of you." Ron and Harry tried argue, but Crabbe and Goyle had their faces squashed up up against the wall and their wand arms twisted behind their backs. "I need to interrogate Granger."
Draco had Hermione by the arm. He dragged her into Umbridge's office. "Unhand me, you brute!" she shouted. The second the door was closed, their lips met. Hermione melted against him. "So long," she sighed.
"I know," Draco whispered, "they just won't leave us alone, will they." He gave her a wry look. "Unhand m
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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
Mended"Lucius, leave Draco alone on this. She's a half-blood, that's better than mudblood, right?" Narcissa Malfoy was pleading with her husband to stop guilting their son for bringing home a half-blood girlfriend.Mended in Short Stories More Like This
"No, Narcissa, it's not. It's the same. She's not a pure-blood, therefor, I don't condone this engagement." Lucius stood firm on his beliefs.
"When did you become so thick? A half-blood saved you from Azkaban after the battle at Hogwarts!"
"But the same half-blood put me in Azkaban the first time around!" Lucius's posture became more rigid as he grew angrier, "But that has nothing to do with this."
"When did you become so hard and unyielding?" Narcissa hated playing these cards, but she also didn't want to lose this particular argument.
"When did you start losing sight of your values?"
Now Narcissa was angry, too, "I haven't lost sight of my values, I just care about our son's happiness. Unlike you." Next thing Narcissa knew, Lucius's hand came down hard on her face.
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Immediately after I had heard what had happened, I Apparated directly in front of the cottage and pushed quickly through the gate. The second floor of the left side of the house was blown away and panic flooded me. The front door was barely on its hinges, so I ran straight through, knocking the door completely to the floor, and kept going. Climbing the steps two at a time, I was soon on the second floor, heading towards the site of all the destruction. The dead body of James Potter lying in the hall barely registered with me; my eyes past right over the remains of the man I loathed so much, for they had a greater mission. I saw the rubble at the end of the hall and a light coming out of the last room on the left. My feet dropped into a dead sprint and carried me fast down the hall where I rounded into the room and stopped dead. The sight that greeted me ripped my heart completely i
A Snake Among Lions Ch. 3"Jeez, Albus! You're so loud!" Scorpius hissed through the dark, "Do you want to get us caught?"A Snake Among Lions Ch. 3 in Short Stories More Like This
"Sorry," Albus whispered, "It's dark and I didn't see the loose tile. And I'm fine, thanks for your concern." The two boys were stealing through the shadows of the castle at around one in the morning, trying to get from the Slytherin dorms to the Gryffindor tower without being caught. They were on their way to meet Peeves for their first prank of the year and boy, was it going to be big. It had been Scorpius's idea to team up with the poltergeist, and, just as expected, he didn't disappoint them.
"Well, c'mon, before we're late!" Scorpius leapt over the patch of moonlight on the floor with grace only a Malfoy could possess. He'd gone to finishing school early in life because if you wanted to talk the Malfoy talk, you had to walk the Malfoy walk. Every man in the previous generations of Malfoys had gone to finishing school; everyone, except Draco. He'd never needed it. Why? Because his mothe
A Snake Among Lions Ch. 4Mid October came fast, and so did the first Quidditch game of the season. Albus had woken up nervous, and had worked himself up more and more as the morning progressed. He was sick to his stomach at breakfast and refused to eat a bite, and finally, Scorpius said something to him, "Dude, what's your problem?"A Snake Among Lions Ch. 4 in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm always nervous for the first Gryffindor/Slytherin game." Albus stared at his food with a queasy look on his face.
"Yeah, I know, but you seem more worked up this year than last year." Scorpius put his fork down and faced his friend.
"My parents are coming to the game and I don't want to disappoint them. I mean, yeah, I've been on the team for the past 4 years, but this is the first game they've attended where I have to play James. They normally avoid the Slytherin vs. Gryffindor ones."
"Albus, you're the best Seeker I've ever seen, and if your dad isn't proud of you, I am."
Albus raised an eyebrow at Scorpius. Normally, he wasn't that sentimental, "That was cheesy."
A Snake Among Lions Ch. 1Albus Severus Potter was shifting nervously amongst the other first years in the corridor. They were waiting to be sorted and Albus was still afraid that he wasn't going to be in Gryffindor like his dad, his mum, and his older brother. He just fiddled with the black tie around his neck in order to try and to divert his thoughts away from what lay ahead of him. Albus was so focused on his tie that he didn't notice the person next to him was talking to him.A Snake Among Lions Ch. 1 in Short Stories More Like This
That is, he didn't notice until the kid poked him on the side of the head, "Oi! Are you deaf??"
Albus looked up. An eleven year-old boy with white-blond hair, pointed features, and ash-grey eyes was staring at him expectantly, "I'm sorry, what did you say?"
"I said my name is Scorpius Malfoy. What's your name?" Scorpius smiled at Albus.
"Albus Potter." Albus stuck his hand out to shake Scorpius's.
Scorpius grabbed the out-stretched hand and shook it vigorously, "Hey! Our dad's work together at the Ministry! My dad is Draco Malfoy." Sc
Return to the Beginning"Expelliarmus!" That wretched boy yelled. The two spells collided with a loud crash and beams of light splayed in all directions. My wand flew out of my hand, and my own curse started coming back at me. It slowed down and suddenly, I was standing back at the orphanage I had been raised in.Return to the Beginning in Short Stories More Like This
I was standing in the corner of the main office and a scared little boy with brown hair and gray eyes was sitting in the chair in front of the desk. Scratch that, I was sitting in the chair in front of the desk. A kindly woman was sitting behind it. It'd been a long time since I had thought about my time in the orphanage, so why was my subconscious bringing it up now? I thought you only remembered your achievements when your life flashes before your eyes. But instead of all my triumphs, all I saw was the woman and my younger self.
The woman took a deep breath and said slowly, "Tom, you don't have any parents. I know it's hard for you to understand, but your parents have left you here to wait for n
A Snake Among Lions Ch. 2The boys' first meeting in year 1 had seemed forever ago when they saw each other again on the platform. Both were about to board the Hogwarts Express to take them to their sixth year and both had grown into handsome young men since then. Scorpius was tall and lean, and had developed a strong frame and a firm jaw. His white blond hair hung loose in his ash-grey eyes and his all black suit emphasized the fact that he came from wealth.A Snake Among Lions Ch. 2 in Short Stories More Like This
Albus was tall and thin as well, and he was quick on his feet from all his previous years running from James after doing something to annoy him. His messy black hair stuck up in odd directions and his emerald green eyes shown with excitement when he saw his best friend.
Scorpius was letting his father adjust his tie when Albus came bounding up to them, "Hey Scorp!! Hi, Mr. Malfoy." Albus said.
"Hello, Albus." Draco Malfoy smiled down at the boy who'd spent so much time at the Manor over the last 5 years, "How was your summer?"
"It was great! And thanks aga
Lilacs and Old ParchmentMudblood. The word tasted like bile in his throat. But, he'd said it and now the word was out there for all to hear, and he desperately wanted to take it back. Why? Why should he care if one muggle-born's feelings were hurt? Why should he care if he caused pain and tears to someone whom his family had taught him was no good? But he did care. He cared very much.Lilacs and Old Parchment in Short Stories More Like This
Hermoine Granger was so angry, he was afraid she would hit him again. But instead, she just spun on her heels and stomped off towards Ron Weasley. As soon as he was alone, Draco Malfoy slid down the wall of the corridor and put his head in his hands. Six years he'd tormented her. Why? Because he loved her. And there was no way he could say it. Or show it. Or admit it. Draco mentally slapped himself for being such a git.
"Just tell her, you moron!" He said to himself. But he knew he couldn't for if he did, she'd laugh at him. Or think he was trying to prank her, "I ruined my chance. I ruined my chance because I was immat
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All bandaged up and strictly ordered to not make too much movements, Draco had very limited options on what he could do. He was bored and slightly less irritated. His right side hurt so damn bad, it was throbbing and he could feel it. He decided he was going to kill whoever the bastard was that did this to him, but he did keep in mind he was partially, just a little, at fault.
Hermione couldn't believe what she witnessed on the Pitch out there that day with what happened to Draco. She caught sight of him almost catching the Snitch and actually thought that Slytherin was going to win, but then the next thing she knew, people were making loud commotions and Draco was free falling to the ground. Her breath was caught in her throat when Harry finally caught him before he hit the ground.
She was on her way to the Hospital Wing to visit him
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After the commotion Draco cause that morning, he did not attend any of his classes that day and neither did Blaise.
"Aright, mate. Let's quickly review this," said Blaise. They were in the bathroom specifically made for Prefects, Heads and Quidditch captains. No one would be roaming the halls to catch Blaise, who wasn't allowed in there. Well, at least not a lot. "You transfigure into that Weasley kid and I transfigure into you. That way no one's going to suspect you to be doing something odd."
"Pretty much," replied Draco. He equally poured the polyjuice potion into two cups. Pulling out a few locks of his own hair off, Draco put it in one of the cups, stirred, and handed it to Blaise. Blaise took the cup and looked disgusted at the potion. It was the color of vomit and it smelled horrible!
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"Dear me, Draco! Whatever shall Hogwarts' Romeo do now, because the clock's ticking." Blaise motioned to Draco's arm and exaggerated his hand movements.
The hall was almost empty and the first class of the morning was near. The Golden Trio had already left.
"I don't know," replied Draco, who seemed to be distracted. "And stop calling me that."
"Fine, fine," Blaise said. "You don't have a plan, do you? Perhaps even an idea?" Blaise knew he was annoying Draco, but it was fun and he sure as hell didn't care. "Even a quick, tiny thought bubble, maybe?"
"I said I don't know!" Draco cracked. "Look, let's go. It'll come to me soon enough."
It took Draco a while to get up with the pain stinging the left side of his body. It took Blaise only a matter of seconds. "I sure do hope so, mate. This is one hell of an awkward situation you've gotten yourself into."
When they went in Slughorn's class, most of the desk
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"This is just nice," mumbled Hermione. She sighed and walked to the door entrance. Before leaving, she turned back to Draco, who had watched her the entire time in silence. "I'm going to go inform Ron and Harry that I won't be making an appearance tonight at dinner," she said before pausing, "I'll come back. Madam Pomfrey's counting on me." Then without another word, she turned and left.
"You're too kind, Granger!" Draco yelled after her in a sarcastic voice.
"You're kidding me! You're absolutely kidding me!" Ron immediately stopped slouching on the chair he was sitting on and sat straight up. "Malfoy? Draco Malfoy? You've got to help that bastard and spend your evening dinners -until further notice- with him?!"
Harry, who was standing next to where Ron was, sighed deeply and shook his head. "Maybe I never should've save his ass. Then the only thing we'd probably feel obligated to do is att
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"You look awfully damn happy today, mate," Blaise said slowly. "I'll take a shot in the dark here, but I'm guessing you're no longer on Granger's hit list, I suppose?"
"Damn right you are!" said Draco, loudly enough for Blaise to hear. "See, Blaise? I, Draco Malfoy, can accomplish anything, even if considered 'impossible'." Draco reached across some students on his right to get a small breakfast muffin. They quietly huffed, but didn't dare speak of their annoyance to him. "Now, I'm going to win this blasted bet of ours in a few days. All I need is a little bit more time before I go in for the kill. So I suggest you dig out your wallet and get ready to humiliate yourself, Blaise. I suppose that it will entertain a few lower-class breeds in this school. Having an elite as yourself grovel to a girl, which indeed will surprise the rest who've theorized that you have a preference of men; sex wise."
Blaise burst out laughin
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Over the next course of days, Hermione kept evading Ron and Draco began to talk to her more frequently than usual. Hermione found this new found relationship between them a bit suspicious. Even though she ignored it, overall, she was still cautious. She could be skating on thin ice for all she knew.
Quidditch season seemed to be close by and all the house teams have apparently already held their tryouts and started to practice. Except for Slytherin. Draco was fumbling to get all his gears together. When he walked out his room, Hermione looked up from the book she was reading by the windowsill and evaluated Draco from the bottom of his fairly heavy practice boots to the hairs that were sticking out on the top of his head.
"Trying out for the Slytherin's quidditch team this year, I see," Hermione inferred. "Aren't you a bit off practice considering you weren't on the team last year?"
Draco shrugged and grinned. "I'll be fine. Besides, captains don't need to try out."
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Room of Angel
You lie silent there before me
Your tears may mean nothing to me now
The wind howling at the window
The Love you never gave
I give to you
Really don't deserve it
But now there's nothing you can do
So sleep in your only memory of me
Perhaps you're happy without me
So many seeds have been sown in the field
And who could sprout up so blessedly
If I had died
Being in possession of something so indescribably amazing such as the time-turner was quite amazing, actually, to Blaise. Blaise had transformed back to his normal form finding being a statue really irksome and annoying. He didn't even need to worry about anybody or anything seeing since that it was quite late for most students to be wandering about.
After rolling his shoulders, Blaise yawned and reached his in pocket and took out the time-turner. He ran a finger over the object as if in awe of its glistening color even though he was standing in a positio
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Almost over night, the weather took a sharp turn for the worst. It wasn't cold enough for snow to fall, but it was certainly on the right track. The castle got colder, and the dungeons felt like deep freezers. Students had been running through the halls in large groups, huddling to keep warm despite their thick winter cloaks and scarves.
Almost a week had passed since Snape stopped Quirrell, but the Defense Against the Darks Arts teacher seemed to be going out of his way to avoid Snape. However, Severus had a much more pressing matter to attend to. His leg wasn't healing quite right, and he was starting to become concerned. As it was Dumbledore's wish to keep the staff ignorant of Quirrell's actions, lest Quirrell himself become suspicious and try to escape, Snape had avoided going to Madame Pomfrey to have his leg healed.
He pulled down an old copy of Healing and Restorative Draughts by Medicus Tedavi, and began to leaf through the worn pages. He finally managed to find the All
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The poultice worked like a dream. His leg felt much better the next morning, even if it wasn't completely healed, it still bled, and he had to replace the bandages every few hours, but at least he could stop limping.
The school was abuzz with excitement. The first Quidditch match of the season was taking place at eleven o'clock: Slytherin versus Gyffindor. Snape took his place in the staff box, between McGonagall and Sinistra.
No sooner had he sat down, than the two teams walked out on to the field, and the captains joined Madame Hooch at the center. She said something to them, and they all mounted their brooms. A moment later, she gave a loud blast on her whistle, and all fifteen brooms rose up into the air.
"And the Quaffle is take immediately by Angelina Johnson of Gryffindor what an excellent Chase that girl is, and rather attractive, too" Lee Jordan, a Gryffindor third year, sat in the row in front of Snape, commentating the match.
"JORDAN!" McGonagall shouted at him.
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"The Prince?" Hatter asked blankly. His mind seemed to be catching up with him again. "Jack Heart?" He locked eyes with Alice, praying that it wasn't true. Anyone but him "Jack Heart is your boyfriend?"
The doors to the elevator slid open, and he was almost blinded by the light that poured in. They seemed to be on a terrace, or something. A pair of Suits turned at the sound of the door, and started toward them.
Hatter rushed out of the elevator and aimed a punch at the first suit, who ducked, grabbed him by the elbow and spun him around. Hatter regained his footing, and took another swing at him, but missed again. They threw punches for a few seconds before the Suit landed one across Hatter's chin. The Suit grabbed the collar of Hatter's jacket, and began punching him in the face, forcing him backwards towards the concrete railing. He got one hand around Hatter's throat, and pushed him backwards across the half-wall.
Hatter looked down and gulped slightly at
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The next few weeks seem to slow to crawl. Severus soon found himself both dreading, and eagerly anticipating Thursday afternoons and the first year students that would stare silently up at him for two hours.
The Potter boy caused him particular distress. He absolutely hated looking into those green eyes, but nothing gave him more pleasure than to torment the son and spitting image of his childhood enemy.
His only respite from the turmoil that threatened to consume him, he found in his sixth year students. Particularly a bright, Slytherin girl named Ingrid Eastchurch.
She was a relatively thin girl with icy blue eyes, and short, white hair. Because she was a Slytherin, Snape was already predisposed to prefer her to his other N.E.W.T. students, but she really did possess an incredible talent for potion-making a talent that he hadn't seen since his own days at school.
As it was Halloween, classes had been released early, and most of the school was preparing to
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The griffin jumped out of the way, and Snape stepped on to the rotating staircase, looking upwards, toward his destination the Headmaster's office. He carried a moderately small box in one hand, and a scroll in the other.
He reached the top of the stairs, and tapped on the door.
"Come." Dumbledore's voice filtered through the wood. Snape pushed the door open, and found himself facing five professors and the gamekeeper.
"Ah, Severus," Dumbledore looked at him over the rims of his half-moon glasses. "You're the last one." He motioned to the others standing around his desk.
Each carried a package. Hagrid held a small box with holes punched in the top, and it emitted barking sounds every few moments. Sprout was standing very still, holding what looked like a Devil's Snare. Flitwick carried a box full of keys, three broomsticks lay on the ground at his feet. McGonagall held a large wizard chess set in her hands, and Quirrell held a box similar to Hagrid's but
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"Severus, it is imperative that I speak with you."
The Potions Master looked up from his gently simmering cauldron to see the Headmaster standing in the doorway of the dungeon.
Dumbledore held up a rather shabby package wrapped in brown paper. "It has arrived." He brought it over to the table where Snape stood, and placed it on the table. "Just in time, too, for I have received a letter that an attempt has already been made." He pulled a letter out of his pocket and set it next to the little package. It was addressed to Dumbledore from the Head Goblin of Gringotts.
"So, this is really it then?" Snape asked, barely brushing the package with the tips of his fingers. When the Headmaster didn't object, Snape gingerly picked it up and removed the wrappings. A small, somewhat unimpressive, blood-red red stone sat in his hand.
It was completely unremarkable except for the way it reflected the fire under Snape's cauldron. The flames seemed to dance across the surf
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Severus stood very still as Dumbledore walked past him, out the door, and down the revolving staircase to the griffin three floors below.
Snape was alone in Dumbledore's office.
He glared around at the many shiny, and very delicate instruments that lay on the small, rickety tables, and shelves all around the room. His eyes had just passed over the dilluminator, and an old snitch, when they fell upon a gold ring with a small black stone cut in a diamond shape. There was a triangle, and circle, and line set into the top of the stone. He caught his breath.
It had been years since he had heard his mother's sweet voice telling him the ancient tales, but he could still recite them by heart. There sat the Resurrection Stone of Cadmus Peverell.
He took a step closer, and reached out to touch it. After the slightest hesitation, he lifted it from its resting place on the table and held it in his hand. He tilted it closer to the light, and noticed a very fine crack cut diagonally on the face of t
For Jonouchi Lovers For Jonouchi Lovers!For Jonouchi Lovers in Romance More Like This
(_____ (First Name); -------- (Last Name))
You walked down the hallway of the empty school. It was Friday afternoon, and you stayed to help out with some tutoring. You were sure everyone was gone; no sound was in the building, except some cicadas that were outside and came by the window every now and then. You squealed. Your arm throbbed in pain. Last night, you sprained your wrist and pulled some muscles in your forearm. All your friends knew of the injury, and all felt pity on you.
There was one last person in the school. Mutou Yugi ran down the hall, books in hand. "Bye, _____, take it easy, alright?" He said to you on his way out.
"Bye, Yugi," You answered back, "And I will, promise!"
He smiled and closed the door behind him.
You watched him walk away. Great. Now you were completely alone. The teachers had gone, and the janitor told you to lock up after he left. You had to retu
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"I can't believe you are this EVIL!" Jonouchi hissed at the servant. Both the hands of Jonouchi and Honda were bound by heavy ropes. They were leaving marks.
The servant carried a rope that helped to bind all the other ropes together, like a dog leash. "I can not believe that you are so powerful and feisty."
"Oh shut up!" Jonouchi yelled.
"Yes, finally, we have arrived at the palace." The servant stated as they approached a beautiful building that was at least 300 stories high. It was made of sparkling gold and ivory.
As they approached the guards, they uncrossed their weapons to the servant.
After what seemed like days they had finally reached the throne room. Upon the throne sat a man who gave off the impression of straight power. Kind of like Seto always did. He had short curly hair and God-like features.
"Emperor Titus, born of the great Emperor Vespasian, I have news to bear to thee."
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"Hashi did you hear me?" Banira asked approaching her sister.
Hashi grabbed Banira by the shoulders and pressed her softly against the window. Two figures where flying in the night.
"That's Sarusa! And Jonouchi?!?" Banira asked shocked, "I thought he was dead!"
Meanwhile, Jonouchi and Sarusa were having a blast. They flew upside down, sideways, did flips and turns it was awesome.
"Jonouchi," Sarusa stated tuning right side up, "does anyone else know you're a vampire?"
Jonouchi was still upside down with his hands relaxing on his head, "Just you and Yugi. I ran into him the other day and he found out. Oh, and my sis too, she knows."
"I wonder how I'll tell my sisters "
Back at the house, Banira and Hashi were freaking out.
"What the hell is going on? Jonouchi is supposed to be dead, and why the hell were the two of them flying?!?"
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The bus was medium sized, but crowded. People would shout "Ciao!", "Mi scusi!", or "Mi dispiace!" when walking by.
Honda would often reply, "Ciao!" or "Tutto é perdonato."
Jonouchi would just nod or smile and wonder, "What the hell are they saying?!?"
The two boys were lucky enough to find an empty seat in the middle section. Jonouchi took window seat.
Honda kept speaking Italian, and would often start having conversations with Romans. There was smiling, laughing chatting everything in a conversation like Honda was BORN here!
Feeling displaced, Jonouchi tapped Honda's shoulder when he finishing conversing with a pretty roman girl.
"What's up, Jou?"
"I'm startin' to feel a little left out " Jonouchi complained, "I wish I knew Italian "
"Jou, you'll be fine!" Honda comforted, smiling a charming smile.
Honda shifted so he w
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Jonouchi bounced up and down in his seat at school. He was counting down the seconds until class was over so he could go to lunch. He had some major beans to spill to his friends!
The bell rang.
"Okay class, I'll see you-" The teacher started.
Jonouchi and the rest of the class sprang out of his chair and started gathering his things.
" tomorrow." By the time she finished the class was gone. She sighed.
"Yugi!" Jonouchi yelled, running to catch up with his friend.
"Slow down!" Yugi yelled shielding himself, just in case.
Jonouchi skidded loudly and stopped inches away from Yugi's personal space.
Yugi sighed in relief. "Now what is so important?"
Jonouchi grabbed his friends arm and started pulling him outside.
"Jonouchi! Stop it! You know I hate that!"
"Sorry Yuge, this is important."
Minutes later, Jonouchi, Anzu, Honda, and Y
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Sarusa curled up in the corner in fetal position. Tears of pain and sorrow ran down her face. She'd missed school that day. She just couldn't go. Too many memories. There she sat, covered in wounds. She had deep cuts in her arms and legs, a broken left arm, and scratches and bruised all over her face. Occasionally she would begin intensely bleeding in her many wounds, and doctors didn't know why.
The door banged closed downstairs. Hashi and Banira, the other two in the triplet set, had retuned home from school. They progressed upstairs and Banira banged on the door. "Carrot-Top! Are you going to let us in? It's our room, too."
"Fireball," Hashi addressed, "Let us in please? We just want to talk to you. We also don't want to just come in without permission. Please."
"Please," They could here the pleading and tears in her voice, "Come in, please!"
Without hesitation Banira opened the door, and t
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The sleepy blonde opened his eyes and saw Honda. Shirtless Honda. Shirtless, wet Honda. He must've taken a shower His face went crimson immediately. "H-Honda!?!"
Honda had droplets of water clinging to his skin, and his towel hung carelessly and dangerously low on his hips. "Hey, how ya feelin'? Better?" He touched Jou's forehead again "SHIT! Jou you're worse than before!" He yelled pulling his hand back swiftly and holding it.
"Honda!" He said sitting up.
"We are going to the ospedale immediatamente!"
"Jou, we had a deal, remember? At the restaurant? You said if you weren't feeling better after you had time to cool off, than I could take you to the hospital, and dammit that's just what the hell I'm gonna do! Just as soon as I get dressed "
Honda lifted his knee and put it on Jou's (who was sitting on the bed) thigh. His
Just Really Good Friends CH. 1"I've managed to fix up the house a little." Harry wrote on a piece of parchment. "No more house elf heads or screaming portraits or vials of blood. It actually starts to look like a home. A big home. A rather empty home." He paused for a moment and looked at Teddy in his crib. He was finally managing to fall asleep. Harry smiled softly as the vibrant blue of his hair started to dim into a soft pink color. Harry put down the mirror shard and went back to his letter.Just Really Good Friends CH. 1 in Romance More Like This
"If you and Ron or anyone else at the burrow would ever want to visit, I'm sure that Teddy would be happy to see someone other than me for a while." Harry sighed and adjusted his glasses for a moment. He glanced from his spot in the drawing room out the door. This house was all his, given to him by his godfather. His family home. Ever since the war ended last year, he's been working on making the house more hospitable. Ginny and he had dated for a while, but she soon realized that outside of the war and Voldemort and horcru
Just Really Good Friends Ch. 7Harry hated leaving, but if he was going to be with Hermione and stay friends with Ron, he needed to be careful. He needed to talk to Ron like they used to. When they were friends and they weren't worried about all of the other things going on. Auror training. Girls. Graduating. This was one of the only times Harry missed the time before Voldemort was dead. It had been a year now since Voldemort was defeated and the first while Ron and Harry were sharing a room, considering Harry was with Ginny and they were all staying at the Burrow. After Ginny broke up with him he moved out and he and Ron sort of drifted apart. He was always with his family or Hermione and he was too hurt to be near anything that reminded him of Ginny. Now, though, he didn't care about Ginny. As soon as he felt Hermione's lips on his, all he could think about was the girl that had stuck with him when he needed it. She didn't give up on him even when he had given up on himself. Why did it take so long? As Harry arrivJust Really Good Friends Ch. 7 in Romance More Like This
Just Really Good Friends Ch. 6Hermione pulled away, leaning back into her chair, looking accross the table at her closest friend who sat, eyes closed, lips slightly parted, tense from surprise. Hermione put her hands on her cheeks, trying to cool them off and change the color of them back to normal from their current raspberry tint. She was surprised with herself that she would step out on a limb like that, but it had to be done. She had to found out if there was a spark. "There is...There is a big one." She breathed, her heart slowing back to normal.Just Really Good Friends Ch. 6 in Romance More Like This
"Uhh...Hermione, I know that neither of us are very experienced, but I don't think that's how one reacts to a kiss." Harry said, taking deep breaths. Hermione just looked at him, her mind spinning and her heart beating a little bit faster when she looked at him. She was shaking a little, but she had never felt better. She leaned over the table again and kissed him, letting her lips linger a little bit longer this time.
"Why did I wait this long?" She asked herself as
Just Really Good Friends Ch. 5Harry froze under the heavy gaze of Molly Weasley, his mother when he didn't have one. She had a pleasant smile on her face, but there was something in her eyes that wanted answers. It was a look that Ron and Harry got often when they did something they probably shouldn't have. "Well, you see...uh..." Harry stammered, trying to think of a reasonable lie. He wasn't sure why he said it was him. He glanced at Hermione and immediately realized why. Molly never got upset when Harry did something wrong. She'd yell at anyone else, but never Harry. He studied at his feet for a moment before a cry erupted from his right. Everyone looked over and saw Teddy crying, his hair shifting from red to orange to yellow and back to red. "I should probab--" Harry started to stand, but looked at Molly and stopped. Her gaze was still heavy like she couldn't hear the baby at all and the tension that resulted was palpable to such a degree that Teddy could feel it, resulting in him quieting himself, his hair beJust Really Good Friends Ch. 5 in Romance More Like This
Just Really Good Friends Ch. 4Hermione leaned up against the door and closed her eyes. She took a deep breath and sighed as she thought about the way Harry's arms felt holding her. Wrapping around her and encasing her in the smell of his hair and a faint hint of spearmint toothpaste. She knew that she needed to change Teddy and she knew she should be doing other things, but she couldn't help, but let her bright and acuminous mind wander a little. It wandered back to the Forest of Dean where she offered to grow old with him. It wandered to the tent where they danced their sorrow away. It wandered to the past 10 years where she threw her arms around him, holding onto him in the hope that he wouldn't go away and leave her. It wandered to when she was petrified by the basilisk and the only feeling she felt was Harry's hand holding hers. It wandered to her first year when she welcomed her as a friend and saved her from the troll. It wandered to the time they first met and all of the other countless times she muttered 'OJust Really Good Friends Ch. 4 in Romance More Like This
Just Really Good Friends Ch. 3"Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived." Harry was back in the Forbidden Forest. It was one of his recurring nightmares, being back to where he stood against death and The Dark Lord. His greatest moment of bravery and strength, curtailed to a matter of seconds. He was struck with Voldemort's spell and then died, but woke up in Kings Cross Station. Not in his nightmares. He closed his eyes tight, hoping that he would wake up as soon as the green bolts struck his body. He wouldn't wake up in Kings Cross to face Dumbledore. He wouldn't go to the place his dreams usually took him. Death. No waking up. No Kings Cross Station. No battle. No defeating Voldemort. Nothing. He wouldn't go on and plan to become an auror. He wouldn't be there to take care of Teddy. Life stopped. Harry awoke in a black abyss. He couldn't see anything. There was floor under him, but he couldn't see it. It was complete and utter darkness. Suddenly his father appeared in front of him. Then next to him, his mother. Sirius. RJust Really Good Friends Ch. 3 in Romance More Like This
One of Us 9In a house by the sea, with seagulls squawking and waves breaking, they lived. With fishes splashing in the sea, they spent their days in a house all their own. She knitted; he wrote. Sometimes. The little ones happily distracted. The two grew old together by the sea.One of Us 9 in Drama More Like This
She woke, eyelids fluttering like a butterfly's heartbeat.
"Are we not going to live on the Fountain's shore?" she asked aloud, marveling in a way at how the daylight changed the surface world too.
He nuzzled her neck. "I thought about that. But if we lived here, we'd be right at the edge of the wide, wide ocean, free to swim wherever whenever we pleased. I thought we could keep a cot in the Fountain. Just in case."
"Wonderful idea." She made to kiss him, but it was then they both heard Tamara's call. "I have to go."
He glanced wistfully into her eyes. "I know."
With a kiss on the nose, she rose and slipped into the water. "Goodbye my love."
"She grows closer every day. And fast. Syrena, is the silver-fin arme
One of Us, Part 16Philip hauled Micheal from the ocean and John raced out to help him. They dragged him safe from the water and behind the walls they'd spent all day building. David followed and immediately began to care for the wicked bruises circling the youngest sailor's neck.One of Us, Part 16 in Drama More Like This
Patrick had to grab Anne around her middle to keep her from lunging into the waves to join the battle waging just out of sight.
"Come on," he said in her ears as she writhed in his arms and begged to be let go. "There is nothing you can do. This is Syrena's battle, sister or not. Come with me."
Anne suddenly whipped herself around to meet his eyes. "Would you come with me?"
"So tell me, Syrena," Conduirt spat the name as she wrestled for control of the dagger. "How did you come to be a gold-fin. Don't tell me you were water-born. I've watched you long enough."
"I died," her opponent hissed in reply. "And Philip would have too had I not saved him. I gave him a second chance like I was given one."
Conduirt laughed and it nearly
One of Us, Part 15Conduirt sat quietly below the surface, running a rock along the edge of a smooth piece of metal.One of Us, Part 15 in Drama More Like This
"Philip!" called out Anne. "Philip, the other sailors have come to help you build your house."
The missionary turned around. "What did you say?" He watched happily as Anne, a gold-fin, led the other stranded sailors out of the jungle. "Answer to my prayers."
"Hello," said the blond, stepping forward. "I'm David. This is Micheal-" the shy one bowed "-Patrick-" Anne's man nodded his head "- and John." The last sailor, a black haired, lanky, fellow smiled slightly and gave a small wave.
"Nice to meet you all." Philip grinned. "Shall we build a house?"
She waited. She waited so patiently. They were all in one place now. One swift strike and she could flee. She waited.
And she was rewarded.
As the quiet one walked towards the water, the others looked away briefly. Conduirt shot her seaweed ropes out at the right moment.
The quiet one fell towards her, clutching at the bonds around his neck.
One of Us, Part 3He could not remember how he got to be swimming.One of Us, Part 3 in Drama More Like This
But he was slicing through the waves like a knife, sleek and agile. The water moved with him, or was it the other way around?
What was his name?
And who was the beautiful, shining creature beside him?
"Philip, what is wrong?"
He sighed as he paced the edge of the pool, not touching the water. "I don't know. But most times when I get wet, my head goes funny and I black out. And then I wake up on the beach, with nothing but scattered memories of the ocean, swimming with you. And I'm afraid I'll do something I should regret but I can't remember."
Syrena's face fell. "I am...sorry. We do not live forever, and those who knew the secrets have passed on."
"Maybe you should pray about it."
Her face became a patchwork of emotions. Suddenly, she spun around and dove back into the water. He leaned forward but didn't touch the water. "Syrena!"
But she was beneath the waves, long gone, and did not hear him.
With a cry, he lifted a rock f
One of Us, Part 17Philip felt God's pull.One of Us, Part 17 in Drama More Like This
He left the recovering Micheal and dashed out of shelter. He reached into his vest pocket and pulled from it the knife Syrena had given him before.
John leaned out of the doorway. "Oi! Philip!"
The missionary dove into the seas.
"The man's got a bleedin' silver tail. Well, good thing I like not knowin' everything. Keeps me on my toes." And he ducked back into the beginnings of a house.
Syrena realized that for the second time she was staring Death in the face.
She wasn't frightened as she had been last time. The first time she had been little more than a child and lacking the Heavenly Father. But as Syrena had lived again, met and loved Philip, and met God, she had lost all fear of Death. And her final battle had only made her recognize her weakness, helping her to appreciate the greatness of God.
Her lips parted as if to sing.
As she took on the role of judge, jury, and executioner in one moment, Conduirt wondered, for a moment, if all this was worth it.
One of Us, Part 10Philip slowly brought his eyes down to look on the newcomer.One of Us, Part 10 in Drama More Like This
Her auburn hair spread out around her shoulders. Eyes, green but glinting with gold, met his. "Are you stranded on this island? So sad," she cooed, seductively. Her golden fin pulsed slowly. "Lonely I imagine."
Philip's brows furrowed slightly. She had no effect on him but still, she was dangerous. "A man is never lonely when he has his thoughts and God to keep him company."
Her head tilted. "Do you have a name?"
"Not one I regularly share. And you?"
"I do not have one either. Perhaps we could name each other."
Philip shook his head slightly. "Perhaps we could name ourselves."
She laughed. "That's not the point, fair and clever sailor. That's not how things are done." She slipped closer to the rock, arching her body. "So," she purred. "What's my name?"
"Conduirt." He said sharply.
She was taken aback by his tone. "What?" Her eyes flashed dark. "Sailor, I do not know that name. But I know your tone."
Snarling, she grabbed his
A Door Ajar, Ch 5June 25, 1993A Door Ajar, Ch 5 in Romance More Like This
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
"Let us review," Dumbledore said, leaning back in his chair and surveying the rolling blackboard that he had situated in the center of his office. "Fortescue."
"In his first year, Harry Potter showed distaste for being taught by Professor Severus Snape, as have every non-Slytherin student under his tutelage," the portrait said, consulting a parchment he'd borrowed from Tifton. "Severus Snape wholeheartedly reciprocated these feelings and continues to do so."
Albus nodded as words scribbled themselves on the blackboard. "And Miss Granger? Dylis?"
"On Halloween of her first year, Hermione Granger was attacked by a troll let into the school by Quirinus Quirell, now deceased Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher," Dylis Derwent recited. "She had to be saved by her fellow classmates rather than a teacher, and no Ministry help was sought to investigate. Indeed, no follow-up action was taken."
Dumbledore nodded. "And t
A Door Ajar, Ch 4June 24, 1993A Door Ajar, Ch 4 in Romance More Like This
Albus Dumbledore's Office, Hogwarts School
"Albus," Minerva announced herself as she stepped in to find Albus sitting at his desk with a bald black wizard that she knew quite well. "Oh, good morning Kingsley."
Kingsley turned in his seat and gave Minerva a smile. "Minerva. I hope you're well."
"As well as can be hoped, given the circumstances," Minerva said, taking the seat next Kingsley. Albus turned to her expectantly. He didn't look too good. It had been a full twenty-four hours since Arabella had lost contact with Harry and his family, and no one had managed to turn up any clue as to his whereabouts. "Still no word from St. Mungos or the Leaky Cauldron. The goblins won't give me anything, and Molly says he hasn't turned up at the Burrow."
"I've put some of my men at the auror office on alert," Kingsley said, "but if we don't want this to go public, we can't let too many people know."
Albus shook his head. "If it got to the press that Harry Potter is m
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The Burrow, Ottery St. Catchpole, England
Ginny yawned hugely as she made her way downstairs scratching her stomach in a very unladylike manner that her mum would fume about if she was awake. Fortunately she was still sound asleep, as was the rest of the Burrow. Ginny wasn't normally such an early riser, but the last few nights hadn't exactly been restful .
She shuddered, chasing those grim thoughts from her head; there was no use dwelling on what was past. Tom was gone, and he wasn't coming back.
So stop thinking about it, she berated herself, moving for the cupboard to maybe make a bowl of oatmeal to tie her over until Mum woke up and made a proper breakfast.
Her plans were interrupted, though, as a bright flash of flame burst over the kitchen table, and Ginny screamed, dropping the bowl she'd procured, which fell to the floor and shattered at her feet. Oblivious, Ginny stared at the point where the flame had burst, finding herself eye to ey
A Door Ajar, Ch 7July 7, 1993A Door Ajar, Ch 7 in Romance More Like This
Potter Manor, Paris, France
"I'm a lord?"
"Indeed," replied Harold.
"So, what's that mean?" Harry asked, confused. "Like, what do I have to do?"
"Not much, actually," Harold answered with a thoughtful look, "though there are some social protocols to follow when you're out in your official capacity. And a few old laws that are probably best observed before others try to take advantage of them. Mind, they wouldn't really apply across the pond, but I don't think you want to pull out the roots when you head over there, right?"
"No, not at all," Harry said. "There's a lot that I don't like about wizard England, but it's still home."
"Well, I was never actually a head of the Potter family," Harold said. "That was my brother-in-law, Caius. But, I do know a lot about being one, and so does Charlus here," Harold said, planting a hand on the boy who shared his portrait. "After his uncle died, Charlus was lord until his boy, Gregory, came of age."
"Good kid," said th
A Door Ajar, Ch 6July 4, 1993A Door Ajar, Ch 6 in Romance More Like This
Harry's French Manor, Paris, France
"It's been a week since notorious mass-murderer Sirius Black escaped from Azkaban Prison, previously believed inescapable in large part due to its guards, the dementors. Black's methods remain a mystery, as do his whereabouts. The Ministry of Magic is offering a reward for any information leading to his capture, but witches and wizards are advised not to confront Black, as he is believed mentally unstable and extremely dangerous. For more information, please consult the pamphlet sent to your homes. "
Albus waved his wand at the wireless to lower the volume, sighing heavily as he stared at the picture in front of him. In it, James Potter, his newlywed wife, and Sirius Black were standing clustered together, Sirius ruffling James's hair.
"I still can't believe ickle Prongsie's gone and got married to Lily bloody Evans!"
He allowed himself a small sad smile before sitting back in his chair. There was nothing to
A Door Ajar, Ch 8July 9, 1993A Door Ajar, Ch 8 in Romance More Like This
Department of Magical Law Enforcement
Minstry of Magic
"I'm finding a lot of holes in your story, Mr. Pettigrew."
"W-what do you ?"
Auror Shacklebolt leaned on the desk across from Pettigrew, staring the buck-toothed man down, watching as he recoiled back into his chair, watery eyes wide with fear.
James and Lily Potter had really trusted their lives to this man?
"You say that you've been hiding for the last twelve years as a rat because you were scared of Voldemort and his followers," Shacklebolt said, watching serenely as Pettigrew flinched at the name. "But I don't see it. What more of a target would you have been than any other Order member?"
"I-I was scared that Sirius would come after me again!" Pettigrew said, sounding proud of himself for thinking of such a good reason. "Yes! He was the Dark Lord's right hand man!"
"And safely locked away in Azkaban," Shacklebolt added. "Living with a wizard family, surely you had to have seen the headlin