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Title: The Arc of Years
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG
Genre: Gen
Word count: 3430
Characters: Pansy Parkinson, with appearances by Tracey Davis, Millicent Bulstrode, Blaise Zabini, and the Parkinson family (OCs)
Summary: A series of moments from Pansy's school years; how is it that she came to yell "There he is"?
Author's Note: This was written for the 2012 [livejournal.com profile] hp_holidaygen fest as a gift for [livejournal.com profile] aliciadances. Her requests were "Hidden canon moments, anything marauder era!, trio era characters who aren't the trio"; this one has focused a lot on hidden character moments for Trio-era characters.

the arc of years )
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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: Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] xylodemon
Rating: PG
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Dumbledore's Army
Word Count: 2700

This is another lovely fic from the most recent [livejournal.com profile] springtime_gen fest. At this point, I've probably read it a half-dozen times, and I love it each time. It deals with the aftermath of the Battle of Hogwarts, and the rebuilding of the castle. I love how alive the castle is, how Minerva perseveres, how each student's arrival shows how much they have changed (and yet also remained the same) over the years---and how much the teachers and students care about their school.
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A pair of Blaise recs for today!

Title: Switzerland
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ofankoma
Rating: PG
Character/pairings: Blaise Zabini, Justin Finch-Fletchley
Word count: 9300

Blaise's snark in this fic is so good, but he's much more than the usual snark machine. He's thoughtful (if jaded) and truly, beautifully human and well-rounded. Justin is also quite excellent here; he banters, and is witty and smart (not a stereotypical "Hufflepuff duffer"). The fic also deals well with some of the inevitable results from the war in a plausible and interesting way---and oh my has it got the utter tedium of many political meetings down.pat.wow.

Title: Saturdays Are for Football (The Rest of the Week Is for Everything Else)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pitry
Rating: PG-13
Character/pairings: Blaise Zabini, Dean Thomas
Word count: ~4200

This fic deals with the remaining racial tensions after the Second Wizarding War---and it does it brilliantly. There is healing here, yes, but also hurt and rage. The fragile friendship between Dean and Blaise is well done, and the way that Blaise slowly comprehends what racism during the war really meant for Muggle-borns reads true.
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Title: The Making of a Prince
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG
Characters: Severus Snape
Word Count: 1071
Summary: Severus returns to Hogwarts in his sixth year. His journey on the train is not quite what he expected.

the making of a Prince )

Written for fic challenge #44 at [livejournal.com profile] hh_sugarquill and x-posted there.
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Title: Autumn is a Time of Change
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG
Characters: Minerva McGonagall
Word Count: 2090
Summary: Minerva's birthday is 4 October. Although autumn is thought to be a time of death, it has always been a time of beginnings for Minerva.

autumn is a time of change )

For the Saturday Special challenge at [livejournal.com profile] hh_sugarquill, `the start of fall'.
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Title: Acceptance
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Characters: Hermione Granger, Molly Weasley
Word count: 145
Summary: Molly teaches Hermione to brew butterbeer.

acceptance )

Title: Adulterants
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG
Characters: Slughorn
Word count: 131
Summary: Slughorn has had a careful relationship with drink.

adulterants )

Title: A Dose of Butterbeer
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Winky
Word count: 108
Summary: On Winky and butterbeer.

a dose of butterbeer )

For the Butterbeer challenge at [livejournal.com profile] hpgen100.

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