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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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Written for the prompt "Somehow... whether in the Afterlife or via a portrait, etc... Snape and Dumbledore talking about Neville after the Final Battle, when Snape learns more about Neville's bravery."


"So what do we think of the new professors?"

It was a traditional question, one asked by Headmaster Everard Litcomb every year after the first staff meeting. As the oldest surviving portrait, it was his right and privilege to begin the discussion.

"Hmph," sniffed Headmistress Charity Appleblossom. "Too young by far. In my day - "

"In your day witches and wizards were required to serve ten year apprenticeships before anyone would even consider letting them teach anything," Headmaster Phineas Black interrupted wearily. "As we've told you every year, Charity, times have changed. We can't judge today's staff by our own."

"Well I for one am delighted to see Miss Patil and Mr. Longbottom joining the staff," Headmaster Albus Dumbledore proclaimed. "They were both fine students and - " He was interrupted by an indignant snort that came from his left.

"Do you have something to add, Headmaster Snape?" Headmaster Litcomb asked pointedly. Few of the Headmasters believed Snape deserved his place on the wall along side them, but Hogwarts's magic refused to let his painting be removed, and so he remained.

"Patil might have been a passable student, but Longbottom always was and every will be an incompetent idiot. How he got sorted into Gryffindor and not Hufflepuff I'll never understand."

"He survived seven years in the same castle with you," Black pointed out over the indignant squawks of the former Hufflepuffs. "That certainly shows a certain amount of courage."

"Bah. Cowardice, you mean. Never once did I see him stand up for himself," Snape retorted.

"I'd hardly call defying Tom to his face and killing Nagini an act of cowardice, Severus," Dumbledore chided gently.

"He - what?"

"Did you truly never know? He was the one - not Harry - who slew the snake that killed you."

"Drew Gryffindor's own sword, to do it too!" crowed Headmaster Dexter Fortescue.

Snape opened his mouth and snapped it shut again. "Hmmh," he finally said. "Perhaps the boy isn't useless after all."
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Title: Hook and Bait
Author: [personal profile] velvetmouse, written for the July 2009 [ profile] hbpchallenge
Characters and pairings: Slughorn, Snape
Rating and warnings, if any: G, just a bit of AU goodness
Prompt, if any: none, really. just an odd little "what if" scenario that popped into my head
Summary: What if someone gently pushed Snape in another direction?

Hook and Bait )
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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: Picture Perfect (The Forgiveness Remix)
Characters or pairing: Lily, Snape
Rating: PG
Warnings: If you found the original slightly creepy, you'll probably find this one slightly creepy too.
Original Fic: Photo Failure, by Janus
Written for: Round 6 of [ profile] remixthedrabble

Hidden in James's Invisibility Cloak, Lily watched, puzzled, as Severus set up a camera in the classroom she had followed him to.

Her puzzlement turned to horror and disgust when he pulled out a vial and a hair. Polyjuice. As she watched his form transform into her own, she willed herself to remain still.

Bracing herself for gross violations of her person she watched, mystified, as he – she? – posed innocently for a photograph. Then she saw the look on his – her? – face as he burned the resulting image.

The next day, she slipped a photo of herself into his bag.
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Author: VelvetMouse
Titles: Harry / Ginny / Ron / Snape / McGonagall
Word Count: 100 each
Rating: All G
A/N: Character studies, in their own words. Written in between HBP and DH; AU to DH.
Harry )
Ginny )
Ron )
Snape )
McGonagall )
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Title: Necessity
Word Count: 100.
Characters/Pairings: Snape, female character of your choosing.
Challenge: The Law
Author’s Notes: I was thinking of Ginny when I wrote this – possibly as a missing scene out of the end of CoS – but it would probably work with any character.

Casting a sterilizing charm over a syringe, Snape drew blood from her arm. The use of human blood was not strictly legal, but he barely gave that a though. He was used to working in the grey areas of legality, and necessity was too strong.

He watched the vial fill with agonizing slowness.

He had enough now. Into the potion, stirring clockwise. Now for the ginger and then simmer for half an hour.

He had not been able to protect her by following the rules. Now he would cheerfully break every law imaginable to save her. She was his necessity.
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Title: For Want of a. . .
Author: VelvetMouse
Recipient: [ profile] serpentpixie in the 2007 [ profile] hp_holidaygen exchange
Rating: PG
Character(s): MWPP & Co.
Warnings: N/A
Summary: You know the saying "For want of a nail, a kingdom was lost"? Well, this is like that. Only different.
Author's Notes: To my dear recipient: Well, you asked for "something
happy, exciting, colourful and fun." Happy, exciting and hopefully fun I've given you. Colourful too, but probably not quite the way you meant it. . . And there's certainly mischief. Enjoy!

Many many thanks to Sherry for the lightning-quick, dead accurate beta job! Loads holiday cookies for her!

Remixed into For Want of a... (the You Know It's Hard Out There for a Prankster Remix) by [ profile] xylodemon for Remix Redux 10 (2012).

For Want of a. . . )
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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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