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Title: Berlin
Fandom: Harry Potter/Petshop of Horrors
Author: [livejournal.com profile] atdelphi
Characters/pairings: Grandpa D/Dumbledore
Rating: G-ish
Word count: ~3500

As strange is it sounds to have a HP/PSoH crossover, it also works incredibly well; the petshop is certainly one which deals in magical creatures. In addition to the novelty factor, though, this is simply well-written and incredibly fun. It features a younger Dumbledore, trying to acquire a certain phoenix from Grandpa D. It's hard to say exactly what emotional resonances the fic finds; only that it does, and that in some ways it's like observing a dream. Well worth the reading time.

Title: Don't Look Back
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author:
[livejournal.com profile] pitry
Characters/pairings: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Lucius Malfoy, Harry Potter; background Hr/R
Rating: PG; warnings of off-screen character death
Word count: 4000

"Wow," was what I thought when I finished this fic. This is a gorgeous piece, surreal, bittersweet, and mysterious. It's a tale of loyalty, and love, and the little stories that make up people's lives. It's also got a beautifully ambiguous ending and is set in a dream-library---what more can one ask for.
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Title: To Find a Safe Place
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Gen
Rating: G
Characters: Remus Lupin, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey
Word Count: 977
Summary: Remus is sure that he shouldn't be at Hogwarts. Written for Martine of Ravenclaw over at [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsishome.

to find a safe place )

Title: I'll Be Home for Christmas
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Gen
Rating: G
Characters: Sirius Black, Lily Potter, Harry Potter, James Potter
Word Count: 422
Summary: Sirus Black is always glad to be home for Christmas. Written for Chelsea of Ravenclaw over at [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsishome.

i'll be home for Christmas )


Title: Little Moments of Understanding
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Gen; romance if you squint.
Rating: G
Characters: Lily Evans, James Potter, Remus Lupin, with a touch of Lily/James
Word Count: 1558
Summary: Lily knows that James Potter is a well-meaning fellow. He's just such an idiot sometimes.
Author’s Note: Written for Kerri for the [livejournal.com profile] hh_sugarquill Christmas fic exchange. The prompt was "when Lily realized that she didn't hate James". This got a bit into privilege and stereotyping, so I hope it's not too heavy for you. I've always thought that wizarding views of Muggles would be very important to Lily, and that it would be difficult for her to date someone who didn't try to really understand the Muggle world.

little moments of understanding )
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Title: May the Second
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pepperam
Characters/pairing: Harry/Ginny, with mentions of Ron/Hermione, Bill/Fleur and Molly/Arthur, starring the whole Weasley family
Rating: R
Word Count: 8465

The morning after the Battle of Hogwarts, Ginny is trying to deal with her broken family---while wanting nothing more to escape and to find Harry. It's a wonderful fic on numerous levels. The grief of the Weasleys is palpable, and the portrayal of how a person can feel trapped among mourners, can feel weakened by needing to be strong, is incredibly accurate and moving. The fic is also excellent in describing how Ginny and Harry's relationship---though they only dated briefly---has developed, especially while separated in the war; it is deep, but also tentative and unsure.

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