khriskin: Harry Potter Icon (Harry Potter)
Title: HC SVNT DRACONES
Fandom: Harry Potter
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Summary: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hp100 Drip, but the deadline has passed, so now I'm not sure what to do with it. *sighs*

It's one thing to be born a wizard in a wizarding family, quite another to have muggle parents and a muggle world. --only fairy tales-- Most children stumbled from one existence to another, stepping from wading pools into deepwater tides, but not Hermione. She knew --folk tales-- just how much her world was changing. --legends--

Out of place, out of depth, she read to stay afloat. --just myths-- Soaking it in, hording every scrap of information, every drop of knowledge, determined to protect her family, her friends.

Because she knew what was waiting in the dark...

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* HC SVNT DRACONES is latin for "hic sunt dracones" or "here are dragons". It appears on The Lenox Globe as is the only confirmed instance of the phrase having been written on a map. [1] Ah, the things you learn whilst surfing the net. ^_~

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Title: Dreams of Dust
Fandom: Harry Potter
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG-13/Gen
Challenge: Written for [livejournal.com profile] snape100 Challenge #208 Mistletoe
Warnings/Spoilers: None


He'd had no illusions of what life would be like, drawn razor-thin between two worlds, but hope was a resilient thing. Snape plucked mistletoe some well-meaning student had wedged above the classroom door and frowned. He'd cultivated his solitude over the years, hard-won amidst Hufflepuff goodwill and boisterous Gryffindor camaraderie. His life allowed for nothing else, relationships were leverage he could ill afford. But there were times, rarer as the years wore on, when he allowed himself a momentary reflection on the might-have-beens.

But only a moment. He tucked the sprig away with his regrets and went back to work.

"Dreams die hard and you hold them in your hand long after they have turned to dust." - DragonHeart (1996)

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TITLE: Another Once Upon a Time
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG, Gen
SUMMARY: Some choices make all the difference. [livejournal.com profile] snape100 Challenge #171: Snape's Sorting AU.


Once upon a time Severus Snape was never sorted into Slytherin. Never the focus of torment. Never the genius at potions, and curses, and all the ways he learnt to make four-on-one fights fair.

Once upon a time he was never sorted into Ravenclaw, nor Gryffindor, nor Hufflepuff.

He was never sorted at all.

And in that once upon a time, in a small town that wasn't in England, or Scotland, but far from the Wizarding World. There was a small house where a woman lived in something akin to happiness, with a dark-haired boy who never had to learn.

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TITLE: Hate Leads
Fandom: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RAITING: 100 words, PG, Gen
PAIRING: None
SUMMARY: [livejournal.com profile] snape100 Challenge #159: Random Quotations #1 - "Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power." Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)


On the good days, if he dared call them that, Snape could still catch glimpses of the man Tom used to be. The cold hard core of tempered ice, of tempered self, hidden beneath the flame and fire of the madness that consumed him. Not that Tom was any less driven, any less determined then Voldemort, just more... deliberate.

On the bad days, when the fire burnt bright and siren, and the whole world seemed to dance to Riddle's merest whim, Snape had to remind himself that power and control were two very different things.

And someday Tom would melt.

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khriskin: Harry Potter Icon (Harry Potter)
TITLE: Out of the Box
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG, Gen
PAIRING/WARNINGS: None
SUMMARY: [livejournal.com profile] snape100 Challenge #159: Severus Snape's Birthdays, 1989


There's something about turning thirty that makes Snape wax ironic more than maudlin. He's already seen too much, done too much, been too many things to too many people in that rough span of years. Friendly ribbing from a stranger declaring Snape's now formally 'old enough to know better' is amusing in ways he wouldn't have appreciated in years past.

Because he's right, Snape is old enough to know better, but it had taken Quirrell and not the years to prove it. Dumbledore and Voldemort; playing opposite sides, but the same damned game.

This time he's making his own rules.

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TITLE: In This Resolved
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
PAIRING/WARNINGS: None
SUMMARY: [livejournal.com profile] snape100 Challenge #158: New Year's Resolutions.


There was no room in war for resolutions. Not when the world changed from second to second in a furious dash into oblivion. What mattered was the here and now, not flimsy promises made in the hopes of starting over.

Every day he started over. Every hour, every minute, every second he found himself doing things he'd never thought he could. Reshaped, reborn each time he made a choice of yes or no, live or die, and that was his resolution, when they asked him, needled him into saying something, anything to make them go away.

"I resolve to live."

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khriskin: Harry Potter Icon (Harry Potter)
TITLE: Black and White
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG, Gen
PAIRING/WARNINGS: None
SUMMARY: [livejournal.com profile] snape100 Challenge #157: You Know Who


"You aren't fooling anyone," the Dark Lord gazed over the rim of his glass, red eyes glinting in the firelight. The chessboard beside him lay half-empty, the remaining pieces scattered.

"I didn't think I was." Snape stepped over Nagini's coils to take the chair opposite Voldemort. "But then, I don't need to, do I?" Snape moved another rook and two pawns off the board. "I told you not to underestimate him."

Voldemort snarled at the chessboard, hands clenching, then abruptly laughed, tipping his glass. "To my Grey Knight, bearer of bad tidings."

"Not yours."

"But not his?" Voldemort smiled.

"No."

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TITLE: Thy Fearful Symmetry
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
PAIRING/WARNINGS: None
SUMMARY: [livejournal.com profile] snape100 Challenge #154: Snape and an Original Character


"You won't get away with this." Snape gave his opponent his best glare, one honed from years of challenging students and Death Eaters alike. The gaze was cold, condescending... and completely ineffective. After a moment the potions master gave up and took the chair across the fire from his usual spot. His foe yawned and snuggled into the cushions, purring a victory tune.

"Only you would think practicing animagus transformations included napping." Snape glared at his new teaching assistant, "couldn't you pick something less—- theatrical?"

The tiger just sprawled bonelessly over Snape's favorite couch in the teacher's lounge and purred.

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(Note: I just found out tigers can't purr --I had thought they were the only big cats that could-- so just assume that since it's a magical tiger it is therefore allowed to purr. ^_~ *grin*)

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TITLE: Second Best
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
PAIRING/WARNINGS: None
SUMMARY: [livejournal.com profile] snape100 Challenge #147 : Q&A


"You never asked me why."

Snape looked up from his book, but Lupin was still staring into the fireplace. "Is that a question?" He waited until the werewolf gave in and nodded faintly. "I didn't ask because I didn't want to know," Snape snorted. "And I still don't."

"Why?" Lupin prodded the fire with the poker, sending sparks dancing like memories.

"Because I think I know the answer." Now Remus looked at him. "You saved me because you couldn't save Harry." And there was the confirmation he hadn't wanted to see. With a sigh Snape went back to his book.

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TITLE: Living Arithmancy
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG, Gen
PAIRING/WARNINGS: None
SUMMARY: Written for Last Drabble Writer Standing ([livejournal.com profile] ldws), Round 2, Challenge 3: From a certain point of view...


One plus one was two, except that Harry kept adding and subtracting until Luna wasn't sure if she was three or four or a lost letter wandering in the sea of numbers. Hermione plus Cormac was zero. Harry plus Hermione was three (because Ron was always there, even when he wasn't). People math; dancing, spinning numbers that never quite added up. But she almost understood...

So she followed him, counting. Then it was Snape plus Harry and the numbers ran into infinity and back in furious calculation. Fearless, she jumped into the tide, breakwaters between the waves.

"I don't think..."

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TITLE: What Not to Wear
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
SHIPS/WARNINGS: None
CHALLENGE: [livejournal.com profile] snape100 #144: Mystery Character Draw - Fleur Delacour


"You are immune." When Snape merely raised an eyebrow Fleur's glare got colder, which he had assumed was physically impossible prior to the drop. "How is this so?" She reminded him of a small lapdog, furious at being overlooked. "No one has given me this 'pfft!'" she waved a dismissive hand. "Tell me what magic is this."

For a moment Snape pondered telling her the truth, that Veela heritage only did so much; merely enhanced existing emotion not created it whole cloth. Instead he simply sniffed derisively, muttering something sarcastic about the power of buttons.

Who knew she'd believe him?

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TITLE: Some Things Are Universal
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
SHIPS/WARNINGS: None
CHALLENGE: [livejournal.com profile] snape100 #144: Mystery Character Draw - Argus Filch


"You're incompetent."

"You're a git."

"M'row," Mrs Norris interrupted the two with an annoyed rowl, "mrr, yow." With that the cat stalked off into the darkness, leaving Snape and Filch to follow after, bickering.

"You haven't found Potter either." Filch snapped back in a hushed whisper. "Don't see where you get off telling me how to do my job--"

"Well if you did your job--" Snape snarled.

"M'row, mrrr, rouw." The cat-shaped shadow added her own whispered commentary to the mix, ignoring the fact no one else spoke cat. Snape decided to take it as an insult regardless.

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TITLE: They Also Serve
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
SHIPS/WARNINGS: None
CHALLENGE: They also serve who only stand and wait. Random sideways bunny from [livejournal.com profile] snape100 #144: Mystery Character Draw - Argus Filch. Not on prompt, so I'll hide it here for now. ^_^


For one dreadful moment Severus thought Albus had finally gone mad. "You--"

"Think he is doing quite well." Dumbledore nodded, whilst helping himself to another lemondrop. "Don't you?"

"Letting students loose in the halls with a basilisk is not anywhere on my list of 'quite well'." Snape growled. "Potter's too important to risk like this."

"Filch is doing exactly what was asked of him Severus." Albus sighed. "You shouldn't underestimate him. Filch or Potter." He paused, "or Mrs Norris, of course."

Snape looked unimpressed.

"Appearances aren't everything." Dumbledore gave him a bemused smile then waved him towards the door.

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TITLE: Rust-colored Glasses
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
SHIPS/WARNINGS: None
CHALLENGE: [livejournal.com profile] snape100 #144: Mystery Character Draw - Remus Lupin


"You could have stopped them."

"Could I?" Lupin didn't look away from the picture of the Marauders, just ran his fingers over the glass of the display case. "Well yes, I could have tried." Turning he gave Snape an apologetic look. "I could have killed you."

"You're hardly the only one with that distinction." The Slytherin headmaster sniffed, trying to bait his rival into old habits, disturbed by the layer of resigned guilt.

"I'm sorry."

Snape gave him a scathing look. "You would be." He paused for a moment, expecting a response, then snorted. "You make a pathetic werewolf."

"Thanks."

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TITLE: Casual Conversation
FANDOM: Harry Potter/Buffy the Vampire Slayer
AU: Truth With a Capital T
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
SHIPS/WARNINGS: None
SUMMARY: Oz and Remus go hunting


It was always the words that went unsaid that made up the bulk of their conversations.

"So." Remus prodded the unconscious body with his boot and grimaced at the whimpering groan.

"Yeah." Oz wiped bloody hands across his jeans and helped the older werewolf prop the body against the wall. A quick obliviate and creative posing should convince the drunken wizard he'd simply enjoyed another bar fight.

"Right." Remus led the way out of the alley and onto the next bar, Oz tagging behind. Fenrir was out there, somewhere, and with Voldemort gone it was time to settle old scores.


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khriskin: (Harry Potter - Always)
TITLE: On Shards of Broken Dreams
Fandom: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG-13/Dark, Gen (Hermione/Krum)
SUMMARY: Last Drabble Writer Standing ([livejournal.com profile] ldws), Round 1, Challenge #3: Unconventional Pairing Challenge.


They passed, years later, on a rain-swept evening in the ruins of Diagon Alley. She would have missed him, save for the sharp gasp and startled look. And with that, everything she'd fought so hard to forget came crashing down, drowning her in shattered fragments of memory. It took her an hour, this time, to claw her way back to sanity, away from hallucinations of a war they hadn't won and a life she'd never lead.

And in her dreams he held her, talked her through the nightmares.

She curled fetal in the pooling rain, alone, crying for lost dreams.

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TITLE: Lost to Moonlight
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG, Gen
SHIPS/WARNINGS: None
SUMMARY: Sometimes you couldn't see the stars. (Remus Lupin, PoA timeline)


The moon was full, and it meant nothing.

He played in the silver shadows, catching fireflies and singing campfire songs. Learning to find constellations faded by the moonlight. Here Draco, there Cassiopeia, and his favorite bears patrolling the night sky. Like stars, those few bright memories from his childhood, dimmed by moonlight.

The moon was full, and it meant everything.

No, no, no, but he couldn't stop it, and Sirius was there, and Harry, and no, please, and then it was too late and what he was melted into the darkness of what he had become.

The moon was full...

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TITLE: But It's True...
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RAITING: 100 words, PG
PAIRING: None
CHALLENGE: Last Drabble Writer Standing ([livejournal.com profile] ldws), Round 1, Challenge #2: Lyric Drabble

It was only a song, )
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TITLE: If Only
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH/RAITING: 100 words, PG
PAIRING: None
CHALLENGE: Last Drabble Writer Standing ([livejournal.com profile] ldws), Round 1, Challenge #1: Mirror of Erised

He'd never seen socks, )
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TITLE: Lessons of History
FANDOM: Harry Potter
LENGTH: 100 words (drabble)
MOOD/RATING: Annoyed/PG
PAIRING: None
TIMELINE: Post-war, pre-books
CHALLENGE: [livejournal.com profile] snape100 Challenge #137: Snape, the Death Eater
SUMMARY: Why Snape thinks Good is Dumb.

Everyone thought it was about Lily, )

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