Rita Skeeter knows good news when she sees it - and the student body of Hogwarts is rife with the juiciest stories known to wizardkind. She just knows she is destined to become the ringmaster of this particular media circus, but will her first venture into the tumultuous world or reporting really be what she expected?
In the grand scheme of things, he was so small. So insignificant. One small child born so early one still Friday morning it might as well have been night. It might as well have been the end of the world.
September 1, 1970: A new term at Hogwarts. Among the crowd of first years starting their ‘academic’ careers are two boys, James Potter and Sirius Black. Both from prominent Wizarding Families, they have a lot to live up to. They could easily find companionship as they struggle to make names for themselves. Too bad they can’t stand each other.
Lupin, Snape, Sirius, A. Longbottom, F. Longbottom, Lily, James, Andromeda, Ted, Pettigrew
He hadn't thought of the destruction that lay before him, couldn't fathom the tumbled cascade of stone and rubble. The carnage that could be wrought to one building by time and misuse. He could only imagine it as the grand estate it once was, a riot of color in the prime of life. That was what he had been expecting to welcome him. Not this...this...
Third place in Punintended's "Fairy Tale Challenge". Special Thanks to Phoenix_Flames for betaing.
Harry, Sirius, Lily, James
Drama, General, Angst
Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
It has taken years for Dudley Dursley to put a carefully constructed wall up around him and his interactions with the Wizarding World. Problem is, he may have to destroy them for the sake of those he cares about most - His family.
Nymphadora Tonks insists that nothing has changed since she became a full-fledged Auror and joined the Order. But when she is badly injured during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, she finds herself living in a world totally unlike her own. Pursued by a prince with a dark curse, she may very well find the answers to all of her problems.