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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] shimotsuki! Thanks for inspiring us all with your Kaleidoscope stories, for bringing us together as a community in places like [livejournal.com profile] rt_morelove, and for being such a supportive friend and reader of others' stories. As soon as JKR announced that Sirius Black shared a birthday with you, I knew I had to write you something for the day…it was simply a question of what. Hope you enjoy!


Sirius Black and the Case of the Missing Dirigible Plums

Summary: There’s a mystery afoot in Gryffindor Tower, and Sirius is going to get to the bottom of it: Who stole the dirigible plums?

Characters: Sirius Black, James Potter, Lily Evans

Words: ca. 2,500

Notes: Happy birthday, shimotsuki! This fic is for you, who share a very special birthday with one Sirius Black. As I pondered “What Can I Write About That’s Sirius-Centric And Shimotsuki Will Enjoy?” I thought of your love of mystery stories, and our shared appreciation of Dorothy L. Sayers’ books. And I had a very silly idea.

Characters belong to J.K. Rowling; plot elements shamelessly and zanily lifted from “Talboys” by Dorothy L. Sayers. (Forgive me for leaving out the snake and the child-rearing debates...but you’ll find most of the rest intact!)

Sirius Black and the Case of the Missing Dirigible Plums )

First Kiss

Jul. 13th, 2015 08:25 am
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FIRST KISS

Summary:
Perhaps the best part about a first kiss is telling a best friend.

Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin (gen; Sirius/OC)

Words: 445

Notes:

Dear [livejournal.com profile] huldrejenta, happy birthday! You are a pleasure to know. I saw your prompts at the [livejournal.com profile] sirius_black comment fest, and thought I’d use those as inspiration to write you something for your birthday. I’m betting this is not at all what you intended when you wrote this prompt, but I hope you enjoy it anyway! Just a small bit of silliness, really.

The original prompt was:

Prompt: First kiss
Optional prompt: Rain, curfew, Remus

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

First Kiss )

Undivided

Aug. 17th, 2014 04:29 pm
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UNDIVIDED

Summary: When his Dark Mark throbs for the first time in years, Severus is in his basement classroom, washing potions vials.

Characters: Severus Snape

Words: 450

Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] stereolightning, who has sometimes wondered why, in all my writing about characters with complex emotional landscapes, I've never been drawn to write about Snape. So I thought I'd try.

Set during Goblet of Fire.

Story:

Undivided )

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BRIGHT-EYED AND BUSHY-TAILED

Summary: Hermione's never stopped dreaming of inter-house unity. But these days she does more than just dream.

Characters: Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall, forty bright-eyed and bushy-tailed first-year Hogwarts students

Words: ~1,200

Notes: For the prompts of: “Hermione Granger,” “Minerva McGonagall,” and “screaming” (from a ficlet activity at [livejournal.com profile] rs_games, though I joined the party too late for this to be officially part of that).
This expands on a bit of my own headcanon from my story “Chambers,” but you don’t have to have read that to read this!

Story:
Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed )

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A NEW WORLD BURSTING INTO BLOOM
(second half of the story; continues from the first half)

Summary:

“Andromeda Black, I like you.” Ted grinned. “You want to go to Hogsmeade together next weekend?”

“What? No,” Andromeda said. “Wait, what are you asking me?”

Was he laughing at her? She was quite sure he was laughing at her. “I’m asking you if you want to go to Hogsmeade with me.”

“I – no. I’m sorry.” Andromeda winced as she said it, but she couldn’t think of a kinder way to reject him. She walked away wondering what in Merlin’s name made him think that was a reasonable thing to ask.

It was only much later, after the lights in the dormitory were out, that it occurred to Andromeda to wonder what made her think it wasn’t.


Story:

A New World Bursting into Bloom, second half )
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A NEW WORLD BURSTING INTO BLOOM

Summary:

“Andromeda Black, I like you.” Ted grinned. “You want to go to Hogsmeade together next weekend?”

“What? No,” Andromeda said. “Wait, what are you asking me?”

Was he laughing at her? She was quite sure he was laughing at her. “I’m asking you if you want to go to Hogsmeade with me.”

“I – no. I’m sorry.” Andromeda winced as she said it, but she couldn’t think of a kinder way to reject him. She walked away wondering what in Merlin’s name made him think that was a reasonable thing to ask.

It was only much later, after the lights in the dormitory were out, that it occurred to Andromeda to wonder what made her think it wasn’t.

Characters: Andromeda, Ted, various Black family members

Rating: PG-13 for brief mentions of sex between consenting teenagers

Words: ~11,000

Notes: The idea for this story was initially inspired by MandyinKC, who has called Ted the "great unseen character" in my Andromeda stories – crucial to the story, yet always just offstage. I wanted to give Ted his chance to appear onstage, too!

Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] stereolightning for beta-reading!

Oh, and I don't think I've ever thought to say this, but everything I post here can also be found at AO3 – under the same user name, starfishstar – if you prefer reading stories there. This story, for example, is here.

(This story formerly titled "A Series of Firsts.")

Story:

A New World Bursting into Bloom )
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CHAMBERS (chapter 4)


Summary:

In the winter after the war, Ginny navigates not only her own recurring nightmares, but also the demands of Quidditch captaincy, the weirdness of double-dating with one's brother and the surprisingly difficult path back to Harry, along with Hermione's obsession with inter-house unity, Neville's retreat into his books, Luna's lonely family life and a gaping hole in Ginny's family where her middle brother used to be.

In the winter after the war, Ginny starts putting the pieces back together, with a little help from her friends.


Characters: Ginny, with Harry, Hermione, Neville, Luna, Ron and all the Weasleys!

Chapters: 5


Story:

chapter 4 )
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CHAMBERS (chapter 3)


Summary:

In the winter after the war, Ginny navigates not only her own recurring nightmares, but also the demands of Quidditch captaincy, the weirdness of double-dating with one's brother and the surprisingly difficult path back to Harry, along with Hermione's obsession with inter-house unity, Neville's retreat into his books, Luna's lonely family life and a gaping hole in Ginny's family where her middle brother used to be.

In the winter after the war, Ginny starts putting the pieces back together, with a little help from her friends.


Characters: Ginny, with Harry, Hermione, Neville, Luna, Ron and all the Weasleys!

Chapters: 5


Story:


chapter 3 )
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CHAMBERS (chapter 2)


Summary:

In the winter after the war, Ginny navigates not only her own recurring nightmares, but also the demands of Quidditch captaincy, the weirdness of double-dating with one's brother and the surprisingly difficult path back to Harry, along with Hermione's obsession with inter-house unity, Neville's retreat into his books, Luna's lonely family life and a gaping hole in Ginny's family where her middle brother used to be.

In the winter after the war, Ginny starts putting the pieces back together, with a little help from her friends.


Characters: Ginny, with Harry, Hermione, Neville, Luna, Ron and all the Weasleys!

Chapters: 5


Story:

chapter 2 )
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CHAMBERS (chapter 1)


Summary:


In the winter after the war, Ginny navigates not only her own recurring nightmares, but also the demands of Quidditch captaincy, the weirdness of double-dating with one's brother and the surprisingly difficult path back to Harry, along with Hermione's obsession with inter-house unity, Neville's retreat into his books, Luna's lonely family life and a gaping hole in Ginny's family where her middle brother used to be.

In the winter after the war, Ginny starts putting the pieces back together, with a little help from her friends.


Characters: Ginny, with Harry, Hermione, Neville, Luna, Ron and all the Weasleys!

Warnings: Nothing beyond the usual difficulties of putting a life back together.

Chapters: 5

One small note: I generally stick punctiliously to canon (even the canon JKR talked about after the books were finished, which isn't even technically canon) but here I've made one small deliberate change, and given the wizarding world a new newspaper to replace the Daily Prophet.

Story:
chapter 1 )
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THE GREAT GUEST LIST

Summary:


"So then I got to thinking, who else can I invite to my party who would make my mother have a fit? Moony's perfect already, because no one likes werewolves."

"Oh, thanks," Remus said with dripping sarcasm.

"I mean no one except us, and we're the only ones who matter," Sirius replied impatiently.


Characters: Sirius, James, Remus and Peter

Warnings: None

Words: 1,600


Story:


The Great Guest List )
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BUY ONE, GET ALL FOUR

Summary:


"Your mates have been after me for months to go out with you," Lily said. "Why, didn't you put them up to it?"

"Me?" James sounded affronted. "You know I'd never stoop to such underhanded methods."


Characters: Lily, Sirius, Peter, Remus and James

Warnings: None

Words: 2,700

Acknowledgements: JKR for the characters, of course, and Jewels5 for a conversation between Lily and Sirius (in "The Life and Times") that inspired this particular story.


Story:

Buy One, Get All Four )

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IN THE WRONG HOUSE (final chapter + epilogue)

Summary:

Sirius Black, Remus thought, was just as arrogant and annoying as James Potter, and he wished the two of them would stop getting into fights. Because Remus kept finding himself stepping in to stop them, and calling that kind of attention to himself was really the last thing he needed during his first year at Hogwarts.

It didn't matter if they were unpredictable Blacks or show-off Potters, or even someone harmless like Peter Pettigrew. None of these boys could be his friends, and it was time Remus started remembering it.

He didn't mind, Remus told himself. He didn't need friends.

Characters: Remus, James, Sirius, Peter and supporting cast

Warnings: None

Chapters: 7 + epilogue

Story:

chapter 7 )
 
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IN THE WRONG HOUSE (chapter 6)

Summary:

Sirius Black, Remus thought, was just as arrogant and annoying as James Potter, and he wished the two of them would stop getting into fights. Because Remus kept finding himself stepping in to stop them, and calling that kind of attention to himself was really the last thing he needed during his first year at Hogwarts.

It didn't matter if they were unpredictable Blacks or show-off Potters, or even someone harmless like Peter Pettigrew. None of these boys could be his friends, and it was time Remus started remembering it.

He didn't mind, Remus told himself. He didn't need friends.

Characters: Remus, James, Sirius, Peter and supporting cast

Warnings: None

Chapters: 7 + epilogue

Story:

chapter 6 )
 
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IN THE WRONG HOUSE (chapter 5)

Summary:

Sirius Black, Remus thought, was just as arrogant and annoying as James Potter, and he wished the two of them would stop getting into fights. Because Remus kept finding himself stepping in to stop them, and calling that kind of attention to himself was really the last thing he needed during his first year at Hogwarts.

It didn't matter if they were unpredictable Blacks or show-off Potters, or even someone harmless like Peter Pettigrew. None of these boys could be his friends, and it was time Remus started remembering it.

He didn't mind, Remus told himself. He didn't need friends.

Characters: Remus, James, Sirius, Peter and supporting cast

Warnings: None

Chapters: 7 + epilogue

Story:

chapter 5 )
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IN THE WRONG HOUSE (chapter 4)

Summary:

Sirius Black, Remus thought, was just as arrogant and annoying as James Potter, and he wished the two of them would stop getting into fights. Because Remus kept finding himself stepping in to stop them, and calling that kind of attention to himself was really the last thing he needed during his first year at Hogwarts.

It didn't matter if they were unpredictable Blacks or show-off Potters, or even someone harmless like Peter Pettigrew. None of these boys could be his friends, and it was time Remus started remembering it.

He didn't mind, Remus told himself. He didn't need friends.

Characters: Remus, James, Sirius, Peter and supporting cast

Warnings: None

Chapters: 7 + epilogue

Story:

chapter 4 )
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IN THE WRONG HOUSE (chapter 3)

Summary:

Sirius Black, Remus thought, was just as arrogant and annoying as James Potter, and he wished the two of them would stop getting into fights. Because Remus kept finding himself stepping in to stop them, and calling that kind of attention to himself was really the last thing he needed during his first year at Hogwarts.

It didn't matter if they were unpredictable Blacks or show-off Potters, or even someone harmless like Peter Pettigrew. None of these boys could be his friends, and it was time Remus started remembering it.

He didn't mind, Remus told himself. He didn't need friends.

Characters: Remus, James, Sirius, Peter and supporting cast

Warnings: None

Chapters: 7 + epilogue

Story:

chapter 3 )
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IN THE WRONG HOUSE (chapter 2)

Summary:

Sirius Black, Remus thought, was just as arrogant and annoying as James Potter, and he wished the two of them would stop getting into fights. Because Remus kept finding himself stepping in to stop them, and calling that kind of attention to himself was really the last thing he needed during his first year at Hogwarts.

It didn't matter if they were unpredictable Blacks or show-off Potters, or even someone harmless like Peter Pettigrew. None of these boys could be his friends, and it was time Remus started remembering it.

He didn't mind, Remus told himself. He didn't need friends.

Characters: Remus, James, Sirius, Peter and supporting cast

Warnings: None

Chapters: 7 + epilogue

Story:

chapter 2 )
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IN THE WRONG HOUSE (chapter 1)

Summary:

Sirius Black, Remus thought, was just as arrogant and annoying as James Potter, and he wished the two of them would stop getting into fights. Because Remus kept finding himself stepping in to stop them, and calling that kind of attention to himself was really the last thing he needed during his first year at Hogwarts.

It didn't matter if they were unpredictable Blacks or show-off Potters, or even someone harmless like Peter Pettigrew. None of these boys could be his friends, and it was time Remus started remembering it.

He didn't mind, Remus told himself. He didn't need friends.

Characters: Remus, James, Sirius, Peter and supporting cast

Warnings: None

Chapters: 7 + epilogue

Acknowledgements to:

...the one and only JKR for this spectacular sandbox. I don't own it!

...Kaydeefalls for first planting the idea that maybe James and Sirius weren't fast friends from the moment they met like we tend to assume, in "The Years of the Rat."

...Sam Starbuck for the idea that the Sorting Hat put Remus in Gryffindor because "he needed courageous people around him," in "The Sorting Hat" (part of his "Moon Meadow Anthology").

…Jules, I think, was the first I saw give James' dad the profession I've also found fitting for him, in her epic-length story "The Life and Times."

...plus whoever it was that suggested – though they phrased it far more elegantly – that Remus and Peter ended up in Gryffindor, when many would have pegged them as Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff respectively, because the Marauders were simply so very much meant to be.

Story:

In the Wrong House, chapter 1 )

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