Even the Best Laid Plans by Potions_partner
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Loyalty and Lies
Voldemort questions Severus's loyalty who shares a plan with Dumbledore to satisfy the Dark Lord.
The Little, Old Lady with the Killer Wand
Maerna the Muggle
“The muggle beer was disgusting but it was just as well. He needed to stay sharp and shouldn’t be drinking tonight.
Never Amuse a Dark Lord. . . . Don't Anger Him Either
Love Conquers All and Then Makes a Bigger Mess
Choices, Consequences and Complications
Christmas Trees and Valerian Root
You Are Or You Are Not. That Is The Question.
You are a kidnapper, a Death Eater and a professor. You have a busy life.
There and Back Again: A Witch’s Tale
She paced along the edge of the wards and hit them with her fists in frustration. She pounded on them screaming at Severus, at Dobby, at her grandmother, at Brent and even at the walls themselves. Her knuckles were becoming bloody.
A Full Moon Visitor
Several large gashes covered his torso and thighs. There seemed to be more bite marks than arms and legs.
The Limits of Friendship
“Then just accept there are boundaries to our friendship. There are things we don’t want to or can’t talk about and leave it at that. After all, not all secrets we hold are our own, are they?”
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman With a Frying Pan
Keeping Your Lives Separate
R.I.P. Man's Best Friend
The Wand Experiment
An Enlightening yet Nauseating Expedition to the Americas
Maerna braved herself to meet her nemesis-a glowing cardboard box. She sat in the waiting room, twitching with nerves. “I can’t decide which I hate more at the moment: wands or portkeys.”
Cycles of History
“Those who don’t know history will be condemned to repeat it.”
Ignorance is Bliss
“I don’t know, Maerna. I don’t know why your grandmother did it, but I’m sure she had a damn good reason.”
Your Life is Worth More than a Statistic
Burn My Arm and Break My Heart
A Chapter to Forget
The American Uncle
The Tightrope Gets Thinner
An evil smile twisted on to Voldemort’s face. “You’ve had a fight with her.” He studied his servant more closely. “You have feelings for her.” Severus flinched on the inside attempting to resurrect his wall, but it was too late.
A Wizard, a Woman and a Werewolf Walk into a Bar
“Tell me, Maerna. Have you ever heard of the Order of the Phoenix? No? It’s secret group of people whose goal is to bring down Voldemort.”
The Oath of Love
Maerna believed in God. He was always amazed the strength that belief gave her. Maybe, it wasn’t just the belief but God, himself, who gave her that strength.
The Most Powerful Magic is Love, Prayer and Forgiveness
The Task Completed
Putting the Pieces Together
Celebrations and Regrets
He stared out the window for a moment longer and then said, “Can you find out who among the Order is dead or wounded? I think I might have accidentally. . . “
The Underground Railroad that Actually is a Railroad
Inside they met their conductor who passed out their tickets and gave strict instructions about where to sit on the train. Fifteen minutes later, nine muggleborn refugees and their leader were gliding under the English channel.
Karma for Karden
“The Truth is Rarely Pure and Never Simple” --Oscar Wilde
Remus just shook his head, unwilling or unable to comprehend what she was saying but he searched her face and saw what he feared. "Do you love him?"
The Yaxley Puppet
“Tell me, Yaxley,” she said, a playful smile on her lips, “What do you think of Harry Potter?”
The Mystery Ministry Man
“Let’s go!” the ministry man yelled as Yaxley appeared. Maerna aimed her wand at Yaxley but before she could curse him, Yaxley, the ministry man and the other two apparated away.
What Doesn’t Kill You Will Make You Stronger
“the Dark Lord is creating his own worst enemies by the way this school is run. He’s creating soldiers that, soon, can be used against him.”
“Memory is the Guardian of All Things” -Marcus Tullius Cicero
He leaned back in his chair and started his tale. “Your parents had passed away just six months before. Laurel was your guardian, as you know, and I visited a lot to check on you. We were amazed by your abilities. You weren’t even five but we could already tell you were going to be a powerful witch. . .Then we heard the prophecy.”
Creating a Bucket List
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Remus just shook his head and changed subjects. “I wonder about Harry,” he said. “Have you heard anything? From your -er contacts?”
The Silver Doe and the Sword
“What was that thing?” Maerna asked.
Just What the Doctor Ordered
“There isn’t anything else!” Maerna snarled. “I’ve done every possible combination of every known ingredient used in antidotes. Some have promise but nothing is working, not really.”
Mingling with the Malicious
Severus was always so calm and collected. She had never heard him sound so unsure, but here he was fumbling as he opened a small jewelry box.
Tears of Sorrow
Slowly Maerna became aware of sound, of a song, a sorrowful song that made her heart cry out just from listening to it.
The New Lupin
Maerna smiled as she leaned over the baby. “He has your eyes,” she said.
Finally, she nodded. “Okay.” Here she was on the edge of battle and she promised the two people who meant most to her in the world that she wouldn’t be part of it. Remus pulled her into a hug and said “Thank you.” He then explained about the tunnel between the Room of Requirement and the Hogshead Bar.
But Venom Will Stop the Heart
Severus sighed. Then he turned serious. “I need to see Potter. I have to get a message to him. He has to know this before he faces the Dark Lord.”
The Peace of Raphael
Severus had felt pain pain, unbelievable pain, at his neck, but that was gone.
Twelve years later
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