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Title: What Dreams May Come (The BWV 140 Remix)
Fandom: Harry Potter/Fairy Tales
Characters: Snape, Hermione, Harry, Draco
Rating: T
Word Count: ~2000
Summary: Sleep is a luxury that you don't miss until it's gone.
Original Work: The Death of Each Day's Life by [ profile] sophia_sol
Notes: The title is, of course, from Hamlet's famous speech in Act III, Scn. 1. The funky remix subtitle is better known as Bach's Wachet auf, or, Sleepers Wake.
The idea for this whole thing came from reading through [personal profile] sophia_sol's journal and seeing that a) she, like me, started this whole fandom thing in the SS/HG corner of Harry Potter fandom and b) she had some very interesting ideas about fairy tales in the Harry Potter universe.

What Dreams May Come (The BWV 140 Remix) )
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Title: The Avalon Clause
Author: [personal profile] velvetmouse
Recipient: [ profile] indiana_j
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Hermione Granger-centric, cameos by Severus Snape, Harry Potter and Gabrielle Delacour
Rating: G
Word Count: 2281
Warnings: none (how odd!)
Summary: Hermione Granger, now the Minister of Magic, races against the clock to save as many people as she can before the end. But she's only one witch and time's running out.
Notes: Written for the 2011 [ profile] apocalyptothon. Many thanks to Rilla and Sherry for the beta and reassuring me that people wouldn't be totally lost reading this!

The Avalon Clause )
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Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Harry, Hermione, others mentioned
Written for [ profile] infiniteviking 's 2009 [ profile] fandom_stocking

Harry bit his lip to keep from laughing and fought valiantly to keep the corners of his mouth from twitching, but he was unable to keep his bright green eyes from dancing madly.

"Harry James Potter, stop that this instant and help us out of this mess!"

The reprimand would have been more effective if the speaker hadn't been bent into a position that a contortionist would have been proud of, and each limb hadn't been a different color. Not being tangled up with a large portion of the residents of Gryffindor tower might have also helped.

"But Hermione," Harry replied with feigned innocence, "you're the one who wanted to play twister. How was I to know that the wizarding version actually turned your hands and feet the colors of the dots?"

Hermione sighed as best she could from under Fred's armpit. "Just find the box and see if there are any instructions for how to undo the enchantment on the board, please?"
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Your remix's title: Now You See It, Now You Don't (The Sneaky Slytherin Remix)
Characters or pairing: Severus/Hermione, Ron and Harry off-screen
Rating: PG
Original Fic: The Devil You Know, by [ profile] benebu
Written for: Round 6 of [ profile] remixthedrabble

"Is he watching yet?"

"No – Yes. Harry just turned him around."

"Good. At the end of this song, we leave. With as much Gryffindor flair as you can manage."

"What?" In her surprise, Hermione nearly stumbled. It was only the skill of her partner that kept them moving in time with the music.

"I feel no more need to parade myself around in front of the gawking masses. I believe we have made our point adequately," Severus pointed out. Then he smirked. "But I also believe that Ronald Weasley requires something a bit more obvious to drive the message home."
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Title: Moving Pictures
Character(s): Ginny, Hermione
Word Count: 100

“Whatcha got there?” Ginny asked.

“Just some old home movies that my parents made.” Hermione was seated on the floor of her parent’s living room, surrounded by boxes.

“What’re they?”

“Home movies?” Hermione asked in surprise. “Well, they’re sort of the Muggle equivalent of wizard pictures. Only they capture a whole length of time, not just one moment. Here, let me show you.”

Several hours later, Ginny’s sides hurt from laughing and Hermione’s face was burning.

“And I thought all the baby pics Mum has were embarrassing!” the red-headed girl crowed. “Just wait until I tell Ron!”

“You wouldn’t dare!”
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Title: De Bello Imminenti
Word Count: 100.
Characters/Pairings: Hermione
Challenge: 100

Hermione surveyed the field below her. Row after row of wizards stretched in the sunlight, as far as she could see. This was her army now.

The battle had gone on long enough, nearly a century after it started. Below her, squad commanders barked orders like Roman centurions.

She allowed herself a brief smile. Not quite a full Roman legion, but they would do. Several hundred men and women ready to fight to the death for her, for the magical standards bearing Hogwart’s crest, for the wizarding world.

Iacta alea est,” she said to the wind. “Merlin help us all.”

Author’s Notes: The title meaning “About the Impending War”; the quote Hermione uses is from Suetonius’s “Life of Caesar” and is translated as “The die is cast.” This is supposedly (very supposedly, given that this is Suetonius writing…) what Julius Caesar said before crossing the Rubicon. It has come to mean “there’s no turning back now.”
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Title: Stakeout
Word Count: 100.
Characters/Pairings: Harry, Hermione
Challenge: Blood, Sweat and Tears

The sun rose blood red, promising another scorching day. They’d been stuck here for days, waiting in this baked wasteland.

Harry wondered what they were doing there. He was perpetually covered in sweat, a sticky film that captured all the blowing sand; Hermione seemed to have wilted in the heat. But their seer insisted this was where Lucius was going to show up. So they waited.

Finally, from the west, a slight breeze, the promise of relief. Then the clouds came and the rain began to fall. The weeping of the sky mixed with the salty tears on Harry’s face.
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Title: Justice
Word Count: 100.
Characters/Pairings: The Trio
Challenge: The Law

They stopped in front of the statue of Justice; a tall, imposing woman, blindfolded, bearing her scales in one hand and sword in the other. They pondered this image silently.

They’d seen a lot of so-called justice in the last few years – the ministry’s spurious trial of Harry before their fifth year, Umbridge’s reign of terror. Oh yes, they’d seen a lot of “justice.”

“It’s good to remind ourselves of what justice should be.”


“What I don’t get is… Justice is blind, right? So howcome everyone says ‘in the eyes of the law?’ How can the law see?!”
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Title: Perspective
Recipient: Rilla in the Summer 2006 [ profile] sshg_exchange
Author: [ profile] velvetmouse
Rating: PG
Warning(s): Fairly Angsty; spoilers for HBP, written before DH
Genre/Category: Angst, almost Gen
Summary: Decisions made under stress are not always the most rational; second changes given by the universe are often disguised in the most unlikely of ways. Hermione has convinced herself to live with the former, and might just miss the latter.
Author’s Note: Each section is written from a different perspective.

Perspective )
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Title: Floo Calls
Author: Velvet Mouse
Rating: PG if you squint hard at the end
Characters: SS, HG
Summary: Sometimes, you miss the obvious.
FlooCalls )


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