6 I'm sorry, Child "I'm sorry, child," Dumbledore whispered as Harry's body was lowered into the ground. "I know you tried your best, and I couldn't be prouder of you. Wherever you are, my child, never think you failed."
Harry Potter, K+, English, Tragedy & Angst, words: 771, favs: 30, follows: 7, 2/17/2013, Albus D., Harry P.
4 Paralyzed Bellatrix pointed her wand at Ginny, who lay helplessly on the ground. "You can't fight us now, can you, ickle baby girl?" she mocked, the smirk on her face widening. "Do you love Potter enough to endure this? Crucio!" And then, Ginny's body was on fire.
Harry Potter, T, English, Angst & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 35, follows: 10, 2/17/2013, Ginny W., Harry P.
13 Courage is Not the Absence of Fear Be brave, Ginny told herself as she and Harry stood in Moaning myrtle's bathroom. Be strong. You need to do this. Almost a year after the war, there's still a demon Ginny feels she needs to face. With Harry by her side, she revisits the Chamber of Secrets.
Harry Potter, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 42, follows: 6, 10/14/2012, Ginny W., Harry P.
1 The Cruelest Night What happened in the Hufflepuff common room the night Cedric Diggory was taken from them? There's devastation, tears, anger ... but also determination. They will find out what happened to their loyal, honest champion, and make sure that it never, ever happens again.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 15, follows: 6, 10/8/2012, Cedric D.
8 Mistaken Identity Done as an exercise, to attempt to write about my absolute least favorite pairing! A drabble on the unusual relationship between George and Angelina. Warning: This isn't healthy!
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst & Romance, words: 456, favs: 1, 10/7/2012, Angelina J., George W.
4 I Used to Rule the World A story of wistfulness and nostalgia as Sirius Black sits in the Forbidden Forest, reminiscing about the days of the past. Set the year he escaped Azkaban, and inspired by Coldplay's amazing song, Viva La Vida.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 8, follows: 2, 10/7/2012, Sirius B.
6 The Power of Friendship What started out as an evening of fun and games quickly turns into one of the most defining nights in the lives of James, Sirius, and Peter. It's the night when they know for sure that something's off about Remus. All three boys make a promise that no matter what it takes, they will find out Remus's secret, and they'll help him get through it, always remaining by his side.
Harry Potter, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 30, follows: 7, 9/29/2012, Marauders, Remus L.
11 It was Only a Boggart "I can't do this, Remus!" Sirius howled. "I can't stand doing nothing! I can't take it! And I can't lose Harry too!" Hours after he sees the boggart pretending to be Harry's body, Sirius vents his emotions to the only friend he has left.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 54, follows: 14, 9/19/2012, Sirius B., Remus L.
4 We Can Make It If an onloker was to gaze at the scene, they would see five best friends and an adorable baby boy spending a pleasant evening together. But what they wouldn't know was the thick, awful tension beneath the surface, because it tried to remain hidden. Lily, baby Harry, and the Marauders share one last night before Halloween 1981.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 16, follows: 4, 9/18/2012, Marauders, Lily Evans P.
10 There Can Be Miracles "He really is a hero, isn't he?" Hermione's voice trembled as she gazed upon Harry's sleeping face. "He is a braver person than many adult witches and wizards," Dumbledore replied softly. What were Ron and Hermione thinking and feeling during the three days that Harry was unconscious at the end of book 1? Canon, happy ending!
Harry Potter, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 37, follows: 10, 9/13/2012, Hermione G., Ron W.
3 A Silent Vow AU. At their first-year leaving feast, Ron and Hermione's hearts unite in sadness as they toast to the bravery of their fallen best friend. Later, they sit by the lake, simply reflecting on the boy he was, and they make a promise that they'll always remember him as much, much more than just a legend with a scar.
Harry Potter, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 31, follows: 6, 9/11/2012, Hermione G., Ron W.
17 Sleep Well, My Child AU. No matter how many potions Poppy forced into Harry, it was clear that the night's events had been too much on his body. "I'm so sorry," Dumbledore whispered, his heart breaking as he watched the eleven-year-old boy he so deeply cared about slip through his fingers. "I tried to protect you, and I failed."
Harry Potter, K+, English, Tragedy & Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, favs: 90, follows: 17, 9/11/2012, Albus D., Harry P.
15 The Will to Live AU. Sirius Black's hands were trembling as he held the newspaper to his face. His skin drained of the little color it had left as he read the headline. HARRY POTTER, BOY-WHO-LIVED, DIES IN HEROIC STRUGGLE TO SAVE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE, it proclaimed. And at that moment, the spark that had stayed alive within him for the past eleven years flickered and went out.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 1k+, favs: 68, follows: 24, 9/10/2012, Sirius B., Harry P.
6 Too High a cost Originally entitled "Angel". AU. Memories came swarming over Hermione, memories of a boy who had screamed at both her and Ron only yesterday that going down there to save the Philosopher's Stone was the right thing to do. "No, it wasn't," she sobbed as she held his cold hand, laying her head on his chest. "Nothing was worth the price of your life, Harry. Nothing."
Harry Potter, K+, English, Tragedy & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 27, follows: 7, 9/10/2012, Hermione G., Ron W.
3 I'm Your Angel His father howled. His mother held his hand tenderly as though love could bring him back. Harry wept. Cho screamed. His housemates and friends held each other and cried or stared at his body in numb disbelief. As they united in grief, little did they know that he was looking on, wishing they knew that he wasn't far away. And he never would be.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 19, follows: 1, 9/10/2012, Cedric D.
16 Helpless "No! No! No! You've got the wrong man! Get your filthy hands off him!" James screamed as he threw his body at the fence which separated him from the mortal world, Lily sobbing hysterically beside him. This was unbearable, not being able to do anything as they witnessed Sirius Black being dragged off to a place worse than Hell itself.
Harry Potter, T, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 57, follows: 11, 9/9/2012, James P., Lily Evans P.
3 Underneath the Mask "You may not think so," he whispered into the dark, empty room, "But I do have feelings." After Penelope Clearwater's petrification, Percy Weasley lies awake and thinks about his family. They may not think their constant teasing and heckling hurts him, but Merlin, it does.
Harry Potter, K, English, Angst & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 32, follows: 7, 9/8/2012, Percy W.
6 We Love You, Harry Harry never really remembered what happened to him during the time he was unconscious and close to death in the Philosopher's Stone, but sometimes, at night, he would have dreams of being held and loved, wrapped up in his parents' tender arms. Little did he know that this was because it had actually happened.
Harry Potter, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 44, follows: 9, 9/8/2012, Harry P., Lily Evans P.
15 Stolen Victory Repost. How could you do this, Albus? Severus thought bitterly. Since it's your fault, it should be your job to go to the common room tonight and talk to a group of disheartened Slytherins who think they're worth nothing in your eyes. Snape's reaction to Dumbledore's announcement at Harry's first-year leaving feast.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 28, follows: 4, 9/6/2012, Severus S., Albus D.
4 He's at Hogwarts "He's at Hogwarts," Sirius whispered to the cold, barren cell. For the first time in twelve years, he felt truly alive. His hands clenched into fists, energy pounded through his veins, and his eyes adopted a manic gleam. "He's at Hogwarts."
Harry Potter, K, English, Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 14, follows: 4, 9/6/2012, Sirius B.