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Title: A Feast of Fools (6/14)
Wordcount: 1308
Date: 1972
Pairing: Ted/Andromeda (eventually)
Rating: PG (for language)
Prompt: Something's here, but something's gone...
Disclaimer: If you recognise it from the books, it's not really mine to play with.


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In Which Andromeda Black Keeps Her Head (When All Around Her Are Losing Theirs)... )
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Title: A Feast of Fools (4/14)
Wordcount: 1795
Date: 1972
Pairing: Ted/Andromeda (eventually)
Rating: PG
Prompt: "Castle remembered how he had once made a map of the Common with all the trenches marked and the secret paths hidden by ferns. That was like a spy too ... With difficulty Castle found the old trench. The dug-out where the dragon had lived was blocked by blackberry bushes."
- Graham Greene, The Human Factor. Penguin, pg 60.

Disclaimer: If you recognise it from the books, it's not really mine to play with.


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In Which Sirius Black Finds Life To Be Thoroughly Unfair... )
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I've been doing a lot of preliminary work for a fic set late 1981/early 1982, and an odd thought occurred to me.

Why did the Lestranges go after the Longbottoms when they did? Why then? Why Frank and Alice?

I found myself wondering if it had anything to do with Sirius' apparent return to the fold. I have no doubt that Bellatrix and Sirius, both being wild, were close as children, a closeness which would have easily become hatred as Sirius turned away from the family. So, we come to late 1981. The Dark Lord is dead, and so are many of the Order, Bellatrix's immediate counterparts. Sirius is once again her favourite cousin, but he's already in Azkaban, brought down at what Bellatrix might consider his moment of glory.

It's easy to see why Bellatrix might want revenge, not just for Voldemort, but for Sirius. But why the Longbottoms?

We know Frank and Alice were highly respected aurors. We also know that Sirius was taken from the scene by Magical Law Enforcement (which seems to be mostly aurors - it isn't clear from book to book). As non-suspect members of the Order, they would probably have been on alert, especially once they ceased to be Voldemort's secondary target.

Did Frank and Alice arrest Sirius?
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Title: Our stern alarums chang'd to merry meetings
Rating: PG for language
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 1725
Prompt: Two boys kissing on a bench.
Notes: The end ^_^ I finished it! You guys are amazing - I really wouldn't have managed this without your comments. Title from Richard III.

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In Which James Potter Stops Talking About Mustard... )
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Title: As I am subtle, false, and treacherous
Rating: PG for language
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 1640
Prompt: Snowy mountains (um, yeah, I cut that bit)
Notes: The Order of the Phoenix. Title from Richard III.

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In Which Peter Pettigrew Draws A Map... )
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Title: And if King Edward be as true and just
Rating: PG for language
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 1453
Prompt: Antisthenes says that in a certain faraway land the cold is so intense that words freeze as soon as they are uttered, and after some time then thaw and become audible, so that words spoken in winter go unheard until the next summer.

~ Plutarch, Moralia
Notes: A lead, and a kiss. Still going. Title from Richard III.

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In Which Alice Longbottom Provides Some Useful Information... )
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] dolabellae! ^_^

And here to celebrate the day, is a bundle of Slytherins (and a few others). I tried to wrap them up in a bow but they objected.

Rating: G
Characters: Andromeda, Lucius, Frank, Alice, Ted, Bellatrix, Sirius, Lily, Narcissa
Summary: It's only twenty minutes since they left King's Cross, and Head Girl Andromeda Black already wishes term was over. All she needs to do is stop Lucius sulking and find out who the new Head Boy is - oh, and stop the rest of her family killing anyone before they get to Grantham...

Blacks, Badges and Bellatrix on the Loose... )
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Title: Plots Have I Laid, Inductions Dangerous
Rating: R, for multiple reasons
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 1893
Prompt: Trees against the sky
Notes: Remus deliberately sets out to melt Sirius' brain. Oh, and there some gritty plot stuff as well. Bit of a fic of two halves I'm afraid. Title from Richard III



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In Which Remus Lupin Makes Very Careful Plans... )
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Title: And Descant On Mine Own Deformity
Rating: G
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 1836
Prompt: Snowed in.
Notes: Andromeda gets some answers out of Sirius. This wasn't quite what I was planning for the prompt but Andromeda took charge. Continues straight on from Day 16. Title from Richard III



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In Which Sirius Black Talks About The Prank... )
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Title: He Capers Nimbly In A Lady's Chamber
Rating: G
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 2828
Prompt: Frost on windowpanes
Notes: Apologies for the delay - a combination of RL nasties, original fic demanding my attention and this one growing insanely. I wasn't going to cut it here but decided to for the sake of space. Tomorrow's will continue straight from here. Andromeda Tonks throws a dinner party. This one is for everyone who asked if Nymphadora was going to appear in this series. Title from Richard III



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In Which Nymphadora Tonks Stays Up Past Her Bedtime... )
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Title: Cheated Of Feature By Dissembling Nature
Rating: PG for language.
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them because I like them.
Wordcount: 1244
Prompt: One kind word can warm three winter months.
Notes: I go for a three day moon. In January 1979 that's the 11th to the 13th. Remus isn't feeling too well the day before the moon. Title from Richard III



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In Which Alice Longbottom Climbs A Partition... )

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