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Penname: Northumbrian [Contact - ]

Real name: Neil

Member Since: 2009.07.26

Last Login: 2015.06.29

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I'm only just an Englishman; from North of "the Wall," but South of "the border." The bit that most of England doesn't know is theirs.

I've been a fan for years, ever since I read book one, which is also when I suspected that Harry and Ginny would, eventually, be a couple. This was confirmed to me in the opening Chapters of CoS. I cannot read Dramione, Drinny, slash or, for that matter, any major non-canon pairing. If JKR says that's what happens, that's good enough for me. Why bother re-imagining?

I like action, rather than fluff, though I seem to write a lot of fluff. I’m a slow writer, although I’m trying to improve. However, I’m always concerned that speed reduces quality (you may think it doesn’t make much difference). I’m always very conscious of the books (after all, they’re the reason we’re all here) and for that reason, as well as trying to totally comply with canon, you won’t see any story of mine exceed thirty-eight chapters or ¼ million words (that’s OotP size, and it’s big enough).

I appear to be writing several stories. In fact, I’m only writing one. In chronological order (of events, not writing) my stories are:
Bloodstone: 5th Century Rome & Northumbria (COMPLETE)*
Killers: 1940 & 1946 (In Progress)*
Hogsmeade: October 1995 (COMPLETE)
Molly and her Daughter: 1990-1999 (in progress)
Nott, Father & Son: 1990-2002 (COMPLETE)
The Hufflepuff late 1996 (COMPLETE)*
Vituperation July/August 1997 (COMPLETE)*
Summer of '97: August 1997 (COMPLETE)*
Locket: November 1997 (COMPLETE)*
Fred and George's Busy Day: August 1997-May 1998 (COMPLETE)*
The Pencil Portrait Problem (a Theodore Nott mystery): September-October 1997 (COMPLETE)*
Tales of the Battle: May 1998 (COMPLETE)*
Grave Days: May-September 1998 (COMPLETE)
The Badly Fitting Coat: June 1998 (COMPLETE)
Vault: June 1998 (COMPLETE)
Aurors and Schoolgirls: September 1998-June 1999 (Progressing)
What Luna Sees: December 1998 (COMPLETE)
Spontaneity: Sunday 28 March 1999 (COMPLETE)
The Mind of Arthur Weasley: Monday 29 March 1999 (COMPLETE)
Anticipation: July 1999 (Complete)
Mistletoe Kisses: 31 December 1999 with flashbacks to 1995 (COMPLETE)*
The Girl From DRaCoMC September 1999 (COMPLETE)*
Players Rites September 1999 (COMPLETE)
Hunters and Prey: February-March 2000 (COMPLETE)
Research and Development: April-June 2000 (in progress)
Disharmony: June 2000 (COMPLETE)
Zionks: October 2000 (COMPLETE)
Knavery: March 2001 (COMPLETE)
April Fool: April 2001 (COMPLETE)*
Friends and Foes: April-June 2001 (coming soon)
Angelina: May 2001 (COMPLETE)
Swimsuit Quidditch: August 2001 (COMPLETE)
The Question: February 2002 (COMPLETE)
MIT: Muggle Liaison Team?: July 2002 (in progress)*
The Professor and his Landlady: July 2002 (COMPLETE)*
The Secret Diary of Hermione Granger: July 2002 (COMPLETE)*
Bikini Girls on Brooms: July 2002 (COMPLETE)*
After Breakfast: 7 September 2002 (COMPLETE)
MIT: Secret Keeper: September-December 2002 (COMPLETE)*
MIT: Haunted House: Dead: November 2002 (COMPLETE)*
Epithalamium Spring 2003 (In Progress)
MIT: Hampstead Heath Corpse August 2003 (COMPLETE)*
It takes Two: February 2004 (COMPLETE)
E.C.C.E.N.T.R.I.C. April 2004 (COMPLETE)
Unspeakable: 2004 (COMPLETE) (co-written with C A Campbell)*
First Sight: October 2004 (COMPLETE)
Bare: October 2004 (COMPLETE)*
Exsanguination A vampire story: September-November 2004 (notes and jottings)
Conceptions: February 2005 (COMPLETE)*
Conversations: March 2005 (COMPLETE)*
Concerns: April 2005 (COMPLETE)*
Moon: March 2005 (COMPLETE)*
Brown: April 2005 (COMPLETE)*
Yggdrasil: June 2006 (COMPLETE)8
Sleepless Night: December 2006 (COMPLETE)
Beard Hunters: December 2007 (COMPLETE)
New Year's Eve: December 2007 (coming soon) Potter Family #5a
Dennis: February 2008 (COMPLETE)*
Troth: March 2008 (COMPLETE)Lavender/Mark #3
Ginny’s Rival: March 2008 (COMPLETE)
Strangers at Drakeshaugh: September/October 2009 (in progress)
Sports DayJune 2010
The Drakeshaugh Dragon: August 2010 (COMPLETE)
Moons: July 2010 (COMPLETE)*
Xmas Daze: December 2011
Owl Post: July 2016 (COMPLETE)
Young Love July 2020 (COMPLETE)
Zygosis: August 2026 (COMPLETE)*
James and Me: August 2027 (in progress)*
Centuries: 2080-2081 (COMPLETE)

*these stories aren\'t Harry/Ginny tales, so are posted at fanfiction.net

The Golden Trio

I've been asked about my dislike of the term “Golden Trio”, so here is my explanation.

It is an artificial term, presumably created by some fan long before I started reading fanfiction and perpetuated ever since. It didn’t take me long to realise that a lot of fanfiction relies on certain tropes and traditions which many regard as “facts”, but which don’t come from the books. (Example: the idea that the Head Boy and Head Girl (usually Draco and Hermione) share a special Heads Dorm. How many schools do you know where two eighteen-year-olds, one male and one female would be allowed to live together?) The “Golden Trio” is, however, a fan creation.

Admittedly JKR gives us “The Marauders” but that (rather cool) name seems to have been coined by Harry’s father and his three friends, and it does not seem to have been widely known. I could, possibly, live with the word trio, because it’s accurate, but “golden”, no. That’s giving them an air of greatness they never had. The three are (apart from the magic) pretty ordinary kids.

Even the “trio” part seems unlikely to me, because in the end (and despite what most writers want to think), they were not always a trio. JKR engineered things so that, to the world, Harry was the hero, and the press, public, and even his schoolmates, weren’t really interested in Harry’s friends. Just look at canon:
PS: Ron falls first, Hermione is forced to remain behind because there is only enough potion for one, Harry wins through alone.
CS: Hermione is in the hospital wing, petrified, leaving Lockheart, Ron and Harry to enter the chamber, Ron gets trapped, Harry wins through alone.
PoA: It’s Ron’s turn to be hospitalised. Hermione is allowed to stay with Harry right to the end, but what happened in PoA? Nothing anyone knows about. Harry and Hermione helped an “escaped killer” to flee, and (with the Headmaster’s help) kept it secret.
GoF: Harry is the “fourth champion”. Ron and Hermione help behind the scenes, but no one really knows how much. In the Tournament, Harry wins through alone.
OotP: In what is probably their most public escapade, six students break into the Ministry. That’s six, not three; it is Harry and “five friends”. Perhaps they are the “Sensational Sextet!” Based on what the public know, that would be more logical. But even then, in the end of OotP, it’s Harry and Dumbledore, against Bellatrix and Voldemort.
HBP: Ron and Hermione openly argue with Harry about his obsession with Malfoy. Harry is proved right, and once again, when the school is invaded, the “Sensational Sextet” answers the call for help. But in the end, it’s Harry on the tower, alone again.
And so we come to DH. Everyone is looking for Harry (and only for Harry, although it’s believed that Hermione may be with him). And, once again, Harry is alone for the final face-off.

The bottom line is that we as readers know that they are a trio, but the world doesn’t. I honestly don’t think that anyone other than Harry Ron and Hermione (and Ginny) realise just how much Harry relied on his two best friends. So, why would the world think of them as a trio?

JKR
I am not J K Rowling, that's obvious. These are her characters, all I'm doing is playing with them, and (I hope) treating them with respect while doing so. It would take a truly great writer to make me accept an alternative to JKR's projected futures for HER CHARACTERS.
Respect, to me, means complying with canon. Here's what she said about Ginny:
The plan was, which I really hope I fulfilled, is that the reader, like Harry, would gradually discover Ginny as pretty much the ideal girl for Harry. She's tough, not in an unpleasant way, but she's gutsy. He needs to be with someone who can stand the demands of being with Harry Potter, because he's a scary boyfriend in a lot of ways. He's a marked man. I think she's funny, and I think that she's very warm and compassionate. These are all things that Harry requires in his ideal woman. But, I felt — and I'm talking years ago when all this was planned — initially, she's terrified by his image. I mean, he's a bit of a rock god to her when she sees him first, at 10 or 11, and he's this famous boy. So Ginny had to go through a journey as well. And rather like with Ron, I didn’t want Ginny to be the first girl that Harry ever kissed. That's something I meant to say, and it's kind of tied in. Harry has really grown. And I feel that Ginny and Harry, they are total equals. They are worthy of each other. They've both gone through a big emotional journey, and they've really got over a lot of delusions, to use your word, together. – JKR

The Harry/Hermione pairing:

Here are extracts from a couple of anonymous reviews I’ve received recently:
“JKR admitted in an interview that the canon pairings were a mistake and wish fulfillment (sic) on her part, and Hermione should have ended up with Harry. Basically she confirmed what Harmony fans had been saying for a long time.”
“How do YOU feel about that now that JKR is doing the re-imagining and admits she totally blew it in pairing Harry and Ginny? Most of us saw that as a disaster, at least for Harry, and (sic) endless train-wreck of a life he didn't deserve. Looks like the lady has finally shed her blinders about that too. Not trying to be rude. You are entitled to write what you like, but I really did have to ask. Since you seem to worship every word JKR wrote, how does it sit that she no longer agrees?”


First, a minor point: “Most of us saw that as a disaster, at least for Harry, and endless train-wreck of a life he didn't deserve.” Most of us? Really? I wouldn't quibble with "many", but most means the majority. That's a very big claim, particularly given the number of people who believe Hermione should allow herself to be bullied and belittled by Draco. I certainly wouldn't make the “most” claim for any pairing. Although we all like to think that we hold the majority view, it can't be substantiated, and must be dismissed.

I am always very careful to source my JKR quotes, and quote them verbatim. The critics I’ve quoted above do not. If someone can point me to the occasion where JKR admits she “totally blew it in pairing Harry and Ginny” (and the phrasing alone shows she didn’t actually use those words) or even that “the canon pairings were a mistake” I’ll give a considered response. However, if this were true then why, in her latest (Quidditch World Cup) writings on Pottermore, does she compound her "mistake" by continuing to write Harry and Ginny (and Ron and Hermione) as married couples?

Without more information, I’m forced to guess what my critics are talking about. All I can think is that the comments relate to several second-hand newspaper reports of the J K Rowling/Emma Watson interview in early 2014. Many newspapers made this claim (One example: Harry Potter should have married Hermione, admits JK Rowling - Daily Telegraph). Unfortunately, that’s not what she said in the interview with Emma Watson, it's a story spun by several papers on the basis of a few very carefully selected extracts from the interview (Rita Skeeter would be proud). The closest JKR came to agreeing with the Harry/Hermione pairing in that interview was this: “In some ways Hermione and Harry are a better fit.” Those are her exact words: “in some ways”. That’s hardly a ringing endorsement, and it’s definitely not an admission that the canon pairings were a mistake. It’s not even a comment on the Harry/Ginny relationship, as in that part of the interview Rowling and Watson were specifically discussing whether the Hermione/Ron marriage would work.

The discussion between Rowling and Watson ends like this. After a discussion on magical marriage guidance, the final exchange goes:
JKR: They’ll (Ron and Hermione) probably be fine. He needs to work on his self-esteem issues, and she needs to work on being a little less critical. […] Ron’s used to playing second fiddle. I think that’s a comfortable role for him, but at a certain point he has to be his own man, doesn’t he?
EW: Yes, and until he does it is unresolved. It is unfinished business. So maybe life presented this to him enough times until he had to make a choice and become the man that Hermione needs.
JKR: Just like her creator, she has a real weakness for a funny man. These uptight girls, they do like them funny.
(Emma Watson then agrees with JKR.)

I can’t see any way this interview (particularly when taking into account this final exchange) can be stretched to mean: “JKR inadvertently vindicated the Harry/Hermione pairing, making it true canon!” As for the question: “how does it sit that she no longer agrees?” I hate to answer a question with a question, but I have no choice. What evidence does anyone have that she no longer agrees?

So, until JKR rewrites the DH epilogue and removes two (relatively) happy marriages along with James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna Potter, and Rose and Hugo Weasley, I’ll continue to comply with canon.


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Summary: This collection of one-shots and short stories deals with the weddings (Ron and Hermiones, Harry and Ginny's) and beyond. The series will be added to as the whim takes me.
 
After Breakfast by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 19]
The Wedding Breakfast of Mr and Mrs Ronald B Weasley is over. Now, it's time for the speeches. Ron's best man nervously gets to his feet...
G - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - General - Warnings: None - Words: 4838
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2009.07.26 - Updated: 2009.07.28 - Hits: 5939

Epithalamium by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 146]
** Winner of the May 2012 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Romance **
Weddings don't just happen, you know! They have to be organised, planned. Every little detail must be checked, nothing can simply be left to chance.
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts - Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations - Words: 27551
Completed: No - Chapters: 8 - Published: 2010.11.11 - Updated: 2014.09.02 - Hits: 23991

It Takes Two (a duet) by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 18]
** Winner of Best Husband & Wife Discussion and Most Celebrated in the You’re Having My Baby Challenge **


A typical day in the lives of Mr and Mrs H J Potter suddenly becomes far from typical when Harry makes a chance discovery.
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/PM, You're Having My Baby Challenge (2010-1) - Action/Adventure, Romance, Songfic - Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations - Words: 7084
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2010.02.23 - Updated: 2010.02.23 - Hits: 7651

E.C.C.E.N.T.R.I.C. by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 14]
Ginny takes a trip to Tibet with an eccentric companion.
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Drama - Warnings: None - Words: 3365
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2010.10.11 - Updated: 2010.10.11 - Hits: 3843

First Sight by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 19]
Ginny lies in pain, and there is nothing that an anxious Harry can do to help. This isn't the time for Harry to fall in love with someone new, is it?

(This is a sequel to "It Takes Two.")
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Fluff - Warnings: Mild Language - Words: 2261
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2010.03.02 - Updated: 2010.03.03 - Hits: 5079

Sleepless Night by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 22]
Life with the Potters is always interesting. What emergency could haul Deputy Head Auror Harry Potter from his bed in the middle of the night?
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Comedy, Drama, Fluff, Romance - Warnings: Mild Language - Words: 4693
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2010.03.16 - Updated: 2010.03.18 - Hits: 7118

Beard Hunters (A Yuletide Tale) by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 54]
** Winner of the November 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Comedy **
Yuletide: ‘tis the season to be jolly! Unfortunately, for four and two-thirds Potters, jolliness is in short supply. Perhaps it is the season of:

Monkeys; fish and chip suppers; shopping in Knockturn Alley; a werewolf wearing glitter lipstick; a Moon in an eccentric orbit; Dung; snow; and a jolly fat man with a white beard.

Hopefully everything will work out.
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/PM, Holidays - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor - Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations - Words: 14857
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 3 - Published: 2011.11.24 - Updated: 2011.12.23 - Hits: 9241

New Year's Eve by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 19]
** Winner of the November 2013 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Comedy **
New Year's Eve, (or Hogmanay if you prefer). What sort of imbecile thinks it's a good idea to give a married man with two kids, and a very pregnant wife, a love potion? It should be a time to celebrate. For "the best dad in the world" and his wife, it's time for chocolate biscuits, cocktails, an Auror in a leopard print dress, Dung and Coco.







This is a sequel (of sorts) to Beard Hunters. You don't need to read it first, but as it's close to Christmas, you might want to. :-D
PG-13 - Post-DH/AB, Holidays - Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations - Words: 8742
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2013.12.19 - Updated: 2013.12.21 - Hits: 4345

Ginny's Rival by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 31]
** Honourable Mention in the July 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket for Best Comedy **
There is a new girl in Harry's life, and Ginny needs Hermione's help.
G - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Drama, Fluff, General, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 2092
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.08.02 - Updated: 2011.08.02 - Hits: 6156

Life Goes On by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
** Winner of the May 2013 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Comedy **
Life goes on, but not the same. Everything living thing grows, changes, and matures. Married life is a living thing.
G - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 3403
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2013.05.17 - Updated: 2013.05.17 - Hits: 4307

Strangers at Drakeshaugh by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 610]
** Winner of the March 2012 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Drama **
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours. Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?
PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/PM - Drama, Fluff, General, Romance - Warnings: Mild Language - Words: 111363
Completed: No - Chapters: 25 - Published: 2010.08.13 - Updated: 2015.06.24 - Hits: 107560

Sports Day by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
** Winner of the September 2012 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best New Story **
As the Summer Holidays approach, it is time for Sports Day at James Potter's school.
PG - Pre-OotP, Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Angst, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse - Words: 3488
Completed: No - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2012.10.06 - Updated: 2012.10.07 - Hits: 4302

Xmas Daze by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 26]
** Winner of the November 2012 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Comedy **
Christmas is coming and there is a lot to be done. When the Potters offer to look after the Charlton kids, Annie and her mum meet Harry’s biggest friend. The result? A Xmas daze.






G - Post-DH/AB, Holidays - Comedy, Fluff, General, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 2180
Completed: No - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2012.11.16 - Updated: 2012.11.18 - Hits: 3874

The Drakeshaugh Dragon by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 60]
** Winner of the September 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Completed **
Al Potter is a brave and world famous Auror, but sometimes, he still needs help from his dad. Especially when faced with his brother, and a dragon.
G - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/PM - Drama, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 10249
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 3 - Published: 2011.07.22 - Updated: 2011.10.23 - Hits: 9048

Owl Post by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 24]
** Winner of the September 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
Some letters are mundane: generic form letters which arrive with monotonous regularity. Other letters are life changing.

Some letters can be both.
G - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/PM - Fluff, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 2443
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.10.05 - Updated: 2011.10.06 - Hits: 4481

Young Love by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 20]
** Winner of the February 2014 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
It is July 2020, and Ginny and Lily are discussing birthdays and boyfriends.
PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/PM - Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 4013
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2014.02.09 - Updated: 2014.02.09 - Hits: 3778

Anticipation by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 15]
** Winner of the July 2013 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
One thing is certain, Ron Weasley will never be one of the first to arrive at platform nine and three-quarters, will he?
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 3701
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2013.08.01 - Updated: 2013.08.01 - Hits: 3496


Aurors and Schoolgirls by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 145]

The Wizarding War is over.

For some Auror training has begun; their lives are centred round London, and the Ministry of Magic. For others, there is the inevitable return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry; their lives are centred around schooling in Scotland. Do these parted pairings, these divided duos, have different destinations and divergent destinies? When, where, and how can these separated souls meet? Holidays, Hogsmeade and Quidditch.

PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Drama, Romance - Warnings: Mild Language - Words: 63464
Completed: No - Chapters: 16 - Published: 2009.09.13 - Updated: 2011.08.29 - Hits: 47280


Challenge Winner Bikini Girls on Brooms by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
** Winner of the November 2014 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Comedy **
*** Winner of Most Humorous in the Quidditch Challenge ***
Harry and Ginny visit Portugal for sun, sea, sand, and something else. Bikini Girls on Brooms! Surely the title is enough?
R - Quidditch Challemge (2014-4) - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 7744
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2014.11.12 - Updated: 2014.11.12 - Hits: 4198


Blaise Inglorius by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
** Winner of the March 2015 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
Ginny is stuck at Hogwarts while Harry, Ron, and Hermione are on the run. Blaise knows that no girl can resist him...
PG-13 - Post-HBP, Holidays - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 5051
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2015.03.04 - Updated: 2015.03.06 - Hits: 1950


Centuries by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 41]
** Honourable Mention in the July 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket for Best One-Shot **
This is a series of ten inter-connected one-hundred word drabbles about Harry and Ginny.
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/PM - Angst, Drama, Fluff, Humor, Romance - Warnings: Death - Words: 1087
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.08.17 - Updated: 2011.08.20 - Hits: 4547


Disharmony by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
** Winner of the February 2013 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
A good restaurant, a fine meal and an excellent wine, all in the company of friends, what could possibly go wrong? Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione are about to find out.
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations - Words: 8349
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2013.01.15 - Updated: 2013.01.16 - Hits: 4620


Friends and Foes by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 152]
** Winner of the February 2014 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best New Story **
Harry and his friends finally know who killed Ginny and Luna's classmate, Colin Creevey. It is 2001, and the search has been ongoing for a year. Will those final few foes who escaped justice at the end of The Battle ever be brought to justice?
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Action/Adventure, Angst, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, Romance, Tragedy - Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations, Violence - Words: 49508
Completed: No - Chapters: 9 - Published: 2014.01.01 - Updated: 2015.06.01 - Hits: 16940


Grave Days by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 147]
Front page: THE DAILY PROPHET 4 May 1998

WHERE IS HARRY POTTER?

Despite the Official Ministry Statement (published above) we are no closer to receiving an answer to the question on the lips of every witch and wizard in the country. Where is Harry Potter?

It appears that Mr Potter left Hogwarts School early yesterday morning, apparently in the company of his close associates Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. An attractive young Ministry clerk, who did not wish to be named, told The Prophet “He’s at the Ministry, having an important meeting with the Minister. My friends and I saw him. He asked us out to the pub, but we had to turn him down.” This statement is at odds with a leaked report from the Portkey Office, which claims that Mr. Potter has fled the country, travelling to Australia with his companions. When asked about rumours that Mr Potter had been....
PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Action/Adventure, Drama - Warnings: Death, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations - Words: 78981
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 15 - Published: 2009.08.11 - Updated: 2010.03.01 - Hits: 53795


Hunters and Prey by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 295]
** Winner of the November 2013 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Completed **
February 2000 Newly Qualified (in record time) Auror Harry Potter remains obsessed with “The List.” The ten people still wanted for their part in the Battle of Hogwarts. Their capture is essential. It will bring closure to the events of the past few years. Harry has set himself a target. He wants to see “The Last Death Eater” and the other nine captured before the second Anniversary of the battle. His attempts to meet his target will bring heartbreak, danger, and pain.
PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance - Warnings: Mild Language, Sexual Situations, Violence - Words: 124756
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 21 - Published: 2010.09.07 - Updated: 2013.12.21 - Hits: 58136


Challenge Winner Is Draco Malfoy a Git? by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 22]
*** Winner of Best Legalese and the People’s Choice Award in The Sting Challenge ***

Libel laws? Be careful what you wish for...
PG-13 - The Sting Challenge (2011-2) - Comedy - Warnings: None - Words: 3520
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.04.19 - Updated: 2011.04.20 - Hits: 3989


Just Another Valentine by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
** Winner of the February 2015 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
It's St Valentine's day. What surprises lie in store for Head Auror Potter and his family
PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/PM, Holidays - Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 5622
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2015.02.18 - Updated: 2015.02.19 - Hits: 2536


Knavery by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 21]
** Winner of the September 2013 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
In which Draco looks for a girlfriend and Ginny visits Malfoy Manor.
PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 6403
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2013.10.23 - Updated: 2013.10.27 - Hits: 3326


Molly and her Daughter by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 34]
** Winner of the March 2012 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best New Story **
A story about Ginny's school days, and the relationship between a mother and her daughter.
G - Pre-OotP, Post-OotP, Post-Hogwarts - Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 3573
Completed: No - Chapters: 2 - Published: 2012.03.16 - Updated: 2013.01.10 - Hits: 5003


Now and Forever by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 33]
** Winner of the July 2014 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **

The centenary of the Battle of Hogwarts is less than a year away, and the Wizarding world continues to move forward. Modernisation requires change, and some things must be swept aside in the name of progress. Buildings can be demolished and statues, even statues of deceased heroes like Harry Potter, can be relocated. Can’t they?

Hubert Dalrymple has a problem.




G - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/PM - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 7688
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2014.07.09 - Updated: 2014.07.10 - Hits: 3908


Players Rites by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 24]
** Honourable Mention in the March 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket for Best Comedy **

Ginny Weasley is about to step out onto the pitch for her first ever professional Quidditch match. Is she ready?
Note: The warning is for mention of nudity and some innuendo,
R - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Fluff, Humor - Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations - Words: 1664
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.03.02 - Updated: 2011.03.03 - Hits: 5870


Research and Development by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 38]
** Winner of the February 2014 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Comedy **
*** Winner of Best Overall, Ingenious, & People's Choice Award in the Muggle Technology Challenge ***
The Mirrorphone, the latest advance in Wizarding communications. Now, of course, everyone seems to own one. The kids seem to be incapable of living without the device. How did it happen? Who was responsible for the design? To find out we must return to the year 2000.
PG-13 - Muggle Technology Challenge (2014-1) - Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 7591
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 2 - Published: 2014.02.14 - Updated: 2014.08.23 - Hits: 4745


Spontaneity by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 49]
** Winner of the March 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Completed **
As Harry and Ginny move into a new phase in their relationship, Ginny, Hermione, Ron and Harry contemplate recent events.
R - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB, Three Little Words Challenge (2011-1) - Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance - Warnings: Intimate Sexual Situations - Words: 18384
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 4 - Published: 2011.02.22 - Updated: 2011.04.06 - Hits: 20333


Swimsuit Quidditch by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 45]
** Winner of the February 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Comedy **
It is Ginny’s twentieth birthday and she wants to play a game with Harry.

Initial Disclaimer: This is a story about Quidditch, and anyone who thinks otherwise is mistaken.
R - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Comedy, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations - Words: 2298
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.01.01 - Updated: 2011.01.01 - Hits: 9815


The Badly Fitting Coat by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 43]
*** Winner of Best Overall, Best Historical, and The People’s Choice Award in the Noble and Most Ancient House Challenge ***

Two letters from Gringotts send Harry, Ginny and Ron on a mission to discover the truth behind the title "Noble and Most Ancient House" and to find out why the coat doesn't seem to fit anyone.
PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB, The Noble and Most Ancient House Challenge (2012-1) - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, Romance - Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations - Words: 10921
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 2 - Published: 2012.01.20 - Updated: 2012.02.15 - Hits: 7516


The Mind of Arthur Weasley by Northumbrian starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 45]
** Winner of the January 2010 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **

The kitchen at the Burrow has six occupants, Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, Molly and Arthur. The youngsters look nervous. Arthur suspects that they are up to something. What is going on inside…

The Mind of Arthur Weasley



PG-13 - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Fluff, Humor, Romance - Warnings: Mild Language - Words: 3952
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2010.01.29 - Updated: 2010.01.30 - Hits: 6816


The Question by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 33]
** Honourable Mention in the September 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket for Best Comedy **
This is not simply a question; it is the question. What will the answer be?

Ron and Harry are men on a mission.

PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Fluff, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 5443
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.09.01 - Updated: 2011.09.01 - Hits: 4677


Vault by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 16]
** Winner of the March 2013 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
Harry and Ginny visit Gringotts, and find a priceless treasure.
PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB - Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance, Songfic - Warnings: None - Words: 1925
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2013.04.04 - Updated: 2013.04.04 - Hits: 3683


What Luna Sees by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
** Winner of the November 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
Does Ginny have a serious rival?

Who is the most fancied bloke in the DA?

What Lunacies happen at Christmas?

Warnings: This is the first of two Christmas stories. It is also a “missing moment” from Aurors and Schoolgirls. It is a borderline Harry/Ginny centred around the observations of the remarkable Miss Lovegood.
PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB, Holidays - Comedy, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 8142
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.11.16 - Updated: 2011.11.16 - Hits: 4656


Zoinks! (A Halloween Tale) by Northumbrian starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 19]
** Winner of the September 2012 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
They were on their way to a party, but instead, four famous heroes find themselves ghostbusting.
PG - Post-Hogwarts, Post-DH/AB, Holidays - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Crossover, Drama, General, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 5209
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2012.10.26 - Updated: 2012.10.28 - Hits: 2757




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