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Recipient: [personal profile] featherxquill
Author: [personal profile] tetleythesecond
Title: The Ladies of Godric's Hollow
Rating: R
Pairings: Griselda Marchbanks/Bathilda Bagshot, implied background Albus Dumbledore/Gellert Grindelwald, with appearances of a canon-character's semi-original aunt.
Word Count: 17,000
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *None.*
Summary: Griselda Marchbanks and Bathilda Bagshot are two women with a dream and sound principles. However, when Bathilda's nephew pays them a visit in the summer of 1899, the question arises how to stay true to them.
Author's Notes: This comes with fervent gratitude to my fantastic betas, K and P, who worked miracles on this tale. Dear [personal profile] featherxquill, I had the hardest time choosing between your wonderful prompts -- I hope you like what I did with this.

One literal and one paraphrased quote are from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, page 287 of the British hardcover edition.

The Ladies of Godric's Hollow )

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Recipient: [personal profile] nimrod_9
Author: [personal profile] kinky_kneazle
Title: Time On His Side
Rating: R (for adult themes)
Pairings: Viktor Krum/ Minerva McGonagall
Word Count: ~12,000
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Character Death (kind of) *.
Summary: Minerva met Viktor when she was six and he was thirty-three. Viktor met Minerva when he was seventeen and she was sixty-nine. Somehow they make it work
Author's Notes: Inspired by Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife. [personal profile] nimrod_9, this idea seemed to come to me out of nowhere, and ended up being a real struggle to write. With love to my beta, F, for making sure this made sense, walking the dog while I wrote and convincing me to stick to the ending that fit the piece. Many thanks also to [personal profile] bethbethbeth for her endless patience with my inability to get through the editing process.

Time On His Side )


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Recipient: [personal profile] psyfic
Author: [personal profile] ragdoll
Title: Big Girls Don't Cry
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Charlie Weasley/Millicent Bulstrode, Charlie/OFC, mention of past Millicent/Theodore Nott
Word Count: ~11,000
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *forced bondage, hurt/comfort, verbal humiliation by OCs, frottage, hand-jobs*.
Summary:When Millicent Bulstrode was found guilty of colluding with known Death Eaters, she was forced to endure two years of indentured servitude at the Romanian Dragon Reserve waiting hand and foot on Charlie Weasley. It doesn't get more draconian than that.
Author's Notes: [personal profile] psyfic, I was elated when I got your assignment and tried to give you as many things that you loved as I could. This was not even close to what I had originally planned on writing for you (or who!) but these two shouted the loudest and made their demands known. I certainly had fun giving in to them. I hope you enjoy it and will forgive me for the lack of Snapeness.

Thanks to R. for all of her support and nurturing, as well as K and S for betaing and cheerleading, and of course [personal profile] bethbethbeth for being so patient and understanding.

Big Girls Don't Cry )
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Recipient: tetleythesecond
Author: [personal profile] songquake
Title: Let Us Escape Our Troubles
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Augusta Longbottom
Word Count: 11,708
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *None*.
Summary: How terribly strange to be seventy… ("Old Friends", Simon and Garfunkel)
Author's Notes: tetleythesecond, I hope you love this. It's been a true labour of love. I'm so grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with these characters. I hope it's got enough realism - and theoretical magic - for you. To my beta T, thank you ever so for whipping this into shape at the last possible moment. You're a lifesaver. All remaining mistakes are mine. And finally, bethbethbeth, I thank you immensely for hosting this fest, for promoting unpopular characters, and for putting up with my terribly slow writing and revising process. You're a gentlewoman and a scholar.

Let Us Escape Our Troubles )
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Recipient: Miss_Morland
Author: [personal profile] lash_larue
Title: "A Very Bad Thing Indeed"
Rating: R
Pairings: Aunt Marge/Umbridge Millicent Bulstrode/Moaning Myrtle
Word Count: 14,340
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *[sex, masturbation, culling of deformed pup (ruthless, but not drawn out or sensationalized)]*.
Summary: Just because a woman does not meet contemporary standards of beauty does not mean that she doesn’t have needs and longings. Strong women find a way to satisfy them.
Author's Notes: According to the interview with JKR, "Harry and Me", Millicent Bulstrode is a half-blood. In this story she is a pure-blood. The village Marjorie lives near is real; I did not make that up.

My thanks to A for wading through this.

A Very Bad Thing Indeed )
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Recipient: [personal profile] sigune
Author/Artist: [personal profile] therealsnape
Title: Black Knight Moves Forward
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Severus Snape
Word Count: 9700
Summary: The Giant Wizard Chess is meant to protect the Philosopher’s Stone. But, as Severus finds out, there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Author's/Artist's Notes:
My marvellous beta, K, made this story so much better, as always.

All details on the various creatures in this story are based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, 2001, Obscurus Books, 18a Diagon Alley, London, in association with Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Press.

Without Mr. Scamander’s classic and unsurpassed work this story could not have been written. Any errors, however, remain my own. The experiment described in this story must never be attempted in a non-fictional environment.

Black Knight Moves Forward )
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Recipient: [personal profile] chantefable
Author: [profile] atdelphi
Title: Snitch - text only
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Viktor Krum/undisclosed
Word Count: ~20,000
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Anti-Muggle bigotry, hate crimes, and references to genocide*.
Summary: Thorfinn Rowle, Death Eater, is alive and dwelling in Akureyri, Iceland. Ten years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Viktor Krum receives a mysterious letter and becomes entangled with an anonymous informant.
Author's Notes: My thanks to F and S for all their help—and thank you, [personal profile] chantefable for the inspiring prompts!

Snitch - text only )
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Recipient: [personal profile] chantefable
Author/Artist: [profile] atdelphi
Title: Snitch
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Viktor Krum/undisclosed
Word Count: ~20,000
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Anti-Muggle bigotry, hate crimes, and references to genocide*.
Summary: Thorfinn Rowle, Death Eater, is alive and dwelling in Akureyri, Iceland. Ten years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Viktor Krum receives a mysterious letter and becomes entangled with an anonymous informant.
Author's/Artist's Notes: My thanks to F and S for all their help—and thank you, [personal profile] chantefable for the inspiring prompts!

(Mod Note: this story is image heavy; a text-only version can be found here or you can read the original in situ on Delphi's journal here)

Snitch )
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Recipient: Alisanne
Author: [profile] chibitoaster / [personal profile] littleblackbow
Title: From Half to Whole
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Viktor/George
Word Count: 15,991
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): * Canon character deaths, dark themes.*
Summary: Viktor is coach of a community-league Quidditch team. George is half a person without his brother. When Ron and his friends take George to a Quidditch game. George begins to understand what’s really missing in his life.
Author's Notes: When I read your request, I knew I wanted to write something with George, and the more I thought about it, the more Quidditch kept creeping back into my thoughts. So here is it, a very Weasley-heavy H/C story about survival, recovery, and love.

Thanks to my wonderful betas. And to the chatroom that cheered me on and helped me get through this short little story that turned into an epic.

From Half to Whole )

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Recipient:[personal profile] chazpure
Author: [personal profile] femmequixotic
Title: Something Less Than Something More
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Millicent Bulstrode/Harry Potter, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley
Word Count: ~13,700
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *infidelity, pregnancy, discussion of previous abortions*.
Summary: Tonight she wants to pretend the lies are true. Tonight she wants to believe that a girl like her could actually end up with the hero.
Author's Notes: Much love to [personal profile] chazpure for the chance to write this story, huge thanks to nethbethbeth and noeon for their wonderful betas, and enormous gratitude to [personal profile] bethbethbeth for her patience. :) Title stolen from Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell’s song of the same name.

Something Less Than Something More )
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Recipient: [personal profile] catbirdfish
Author: [personal profile] leela_cat
Title: Principles Before Personalities
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Dudley Dursley/Harry Potter
Word Count: ~21,000
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *alcohol abuse, addiction issues, physical violence*.
Summary: After being arrested and sentenced to a Community Order, Dudley finds help in unexpected places.
Author's Notes: [personal profile] catbirdfish said she liked many things that appealed to me, including character study, imperfections, characters undergoing a change or maturing emotionally, and redemption arcs and, thus, this story was born. Many thanks to my betas and my brit-picker and to [personal profile] bethbethbeth for giving characters like Dudley a chance to shine.

The section titles, except for the first one, come from a non-denominational version of the twelve steps, and the story title comes from the twelfth tradition.

Principles Before Personalities )




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Recipient: [personal profile] injustice_worth
Author: [personal profile] musamihi
Title: The Ministry's Man
Rating: PG-13

Pairings: John Dawlish/Bartemius Crouch (Sr.) (unrequited); John Dawlish/Rufus Scrimgeour.

Word Count: 11,300
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): * Canon character deaths, dark themes.* 

Summary: John Dawlish has spent his career in the shadows of the Ministry's greatest men. One of the only things they all have in common is that they never stay for long.

Author's Notes: I hope you enjoy, [personal profile] injustice_worth! Your inspiring list of characters was a joy to work from. Many, many thanks to M for beta-reading – all remaining mistakes are my own. And thanks, of course, to the wonderful mod, for running such a fantastic fest.

The Ministry's Man )
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Recipient: [personal profile] tarteaucitron / [personal profile] girl_tarte
Author: [personal profile] kelly_chambliss
Title: Triptych
Rating: R
Pairings: Eileen Prince/Tobias Snape; Eileen Prince/Sybill Trelawney
Word Count: 14,050
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *one episode of spousal abuse*
Summary: He hadn't married the girl for love, Tobias was the first to admit it.
Author's Notes: [personal profile] tarteaucitron, you said you like stories that "illuminate canon" and that "focus on buried emotions and resentments, frustrated ambitions, or awkward compromises" -- so out of your list of characters, I immediately thought of Eileen and Tobias; I suspect "resentment" and "frustration" pretty much define their lives. I tried to work in the "alternative p.o.v.s," too. I hope the result is something like you had in mind.

Thank you to my excellent beta-readers.

Triptych )
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Recipient: [personal profile] comicsbycate
Author: [personal profile] femmequixotic
Title: Ode to Broken Things
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Millicent Bulstrode/Viktor Krum
Word Count: ~14,200
Warnings: none
Summary: "Krum's in town," Harry says finally. "I just thought you should know."
Author's Notes: Many thanks to my betas [personal profile] bethbethbeth and [personal profile] noeon, and to Pablo Neruda for the title. Massive gratitude to [personal profile] bethbethbeth for her modly patience.

Ode to Broken Things )

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Recipient: [profile] snapesgirl_62
Author/Artist: [personal profile] chazpure
Title: Charming a Prince
Rating: R
Pairings: Eileen Prince/Tobias Snape
Word Count: 16,000+
Warnings: smoking, fingering, first time, frottage
Summary: Tobias had been sent away from danger into a strange world he'd never known, where he met a most unusual girl.
Author's/Artist's Notes: For [profile] snapesgirl, who wrote, "I have this fantasy where Tobias and Eileen had a good marriage, their parents were the ones always fighting with them." That made me wonder how they might have got to that point. I hope you enjoy the result! Many thanks to my beta; any errors remaining are mine alone. And many, many thanks to [personal profile] bethbethbeth for running this great fest - and for her incredible patience, forbearance and understanding!

Charming a Prince )

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Recipient: Flora Hart
Author/Artist: [personal profile] donnaimmaculata
Title: The Dog's Days of Summer
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Aunt Muriel/Griphook, Arabella Figg/Arthur Weasley
Word Count: 11,800
Warnings: explicit goblin sex
Summary: After Voldemort is gone, the wizarding society must re-establish its ties with the goblins, and Arthur must regain his equilibrium in a world without Molly.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Flora, you asked for: Arthur without Molly, coping with a split-up caused by loss and pain, after the war, and you asked for Griphook and an exploration of the question what constitutes sexiness for goblins. I loved both ideas so much that I ended up writing them both. So here you are.

The Dog's Days of Summer )
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Recipient: kelly_chambliss
Author: [personal profile] psyfic
Title: The Days & Nights & All The Hours
Rating: R
Pairings: McGonagall/Hooch, McGonagall/Moody, McGonagall/Snape
Word Count: ~10,600
Warnings: angst, dub-con (if you squint), forced bonding.
Summary: Minerva reflects on those closest and dearest to her in both past and present
Author's Notes: I hope this suits, [personal profile] kelly_chambliss. Happy Beholding!

The Days & Nights & All The Hours )

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Recipient: Mindabbles
Author: [personal profile] alimsiemanym
Title: Dogs of War
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Alastor Moody/Rufus Scrimgeour
Words: ~11,500
Genre: Drama, Angst, Friendship/Pre-slash
Warning: (graphic) blood, violence, war; homophobia; mild torture
Notes: Thanks to LifeWriter for the beta.
Summary: A tale of triumph and tragedy, of two broken men and the war that made them and killed them.

Dogs of War )

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