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Before I Saw Your Face [MA (NC-17)]
by Subversa
[Reviews: 44]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Two years post-war, the world is settling again into a regular rhythm. The Boy Who Lived has a lover and a new business, and his two best friends are ...
Last Updated: 2015/04/18
Chapters: 9 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 28307

Winter Heat [MA (NC-17)]
by unamadridista
[Reviews: 1]
Category: Malfoy Manor
While holidaying with her friends at a ski resort in the French Alps, Hermione becomes unexpectedly reacquainted with someone from her past. Despite t...
Last Updated: 2015/04/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 2448

Swallows and Stars [MA (NC-17)]
by Hikorichan
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Hermione and Severus find themselves lost and struggling after the war, but in very different ways. Can the memories of a dead man bring Hermione clar...
Last Updated: 2015/04/15
Chapters: 2 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 3311

An Orphan For Christmas [M (R)]
by Bardsdaughter
[Reviews: 175]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Sometimes an unwanted gift becomes the most treasured possession....
Last Updated: 2015/04/15
Chapters: 19 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 27311

Dark Veela [K+ (PG)]
by kittyperry
[Reviews: 412]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Severus Snape lies dying in the Shrieking Shack when he sees a vision of his mother....
Last Updated: 2015/04/14
Chapters: 40 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 173022

The Love Letter [K+ (PG)]
by Helena Rickman
[Reviews: 7]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Valentine's Day can be full of love and can be bittersweet....
Last Updated: 2015/03/09
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 964

Cloak of Darkness [MA (NC-17)]
by unamadridista
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Spying on her Defense teacher for Harry was supposed to be a boring task, but Hermione soon discovers just how thrilling it really is. In the dark, fo...
Last Updated: 2015/03/08
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 2825

The Leather-Bound Promise [M (R)]
by Helena Rickman
[Reviews: 54]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Snape is in a bad place following the war. Hermione wants to help. Can they find enough in common to become friends, maybe more?...
Last Updated: 2015/03/08
Chapters: 13 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 17085

The Twists of Fate [MA (NC-17)]
by nagandsev
[Reviews: 50]
Category: Shrieking Shack
Category: Hogwarts Castle
The final pairings of Remus and Nagini, and Severus against Sirius, in the Dark Arts competition for the Young Wizards Merit Award during their sixth ...
Last Updated: 2015/03/07
Chapters: 11 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 41351

A Christmas Vow [M (R)]
by Alexannah
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
One Christmas Eve, after a particularly unpleasant Occlumency lesson, Severus is visited by a ghost. Lily is furious over how he has treated her son—a...
Last Updated: 2015/03/04
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 3325

Cupid’s Debt to Dumbledore or Thanks to a Venereal Rat with Wings [T (PG-13)]
by Betz
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Potions Under Duress
A response to the 2005 Valentine's Day Carny Ride challenge issued by MsJessicaAllen on WIKTT. Hermione is a lone rider on "The Tunnel of Love" until ...
Last Updated: 2015/03/03
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 10065

Unexpected Bedfellows [T (PG-13)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Azkaban Prison
Category: Hogwarts Castle
After waking up in bed with a former Death Eater, Hermione panics and is eager to put the ordeal from her mind. However, she just can’t get him out of...
Last Updated: 2015/02/28
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1643

Playing a New Game [M (R)]
by Ladymage Samiko
[Reviews: 12]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: Malfoy Manor
Hermione and Snape get along fairly well as housemates following the war when the invitation to the Anniversary Ball causes Hermione to take a good, l...
Last Updated: 2015/02/27
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 8290

Pet Haiku [K+ (PG)]
by MHaydn
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Category: Poetry: Haiku
About two sisters...
Last Updated: 2015/02/27
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 15

A Place in the World [M (R)]
by noodle
[Reviews: 276]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Apart from it being an artefact of considerable antiquity, no one at the Department Of Mysteries could determine what it was. It was taken from the bo...
Last Updated: 2015/02/24
Chapters: 32 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 254751

Tale As Old As Time [M (R)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 11]
Category: Shrieking Shack
This is their story, of the girl who tamed the beast within....
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 5 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 5462

Draco Malfoy and the Jewels of Power [T (PG-13)]
by MHaydn
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Malfoy Manor
Courage and determination save the day....
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3972

Traveling With Her Soul In His Pocket [MA (NC-17)]
by TeddyRadiator
[Reviews: 12]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Ever since her second year, Hermione’s relationship with Professor Snape has been complicated. How can she explain to him how the touch of his wool ro...
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 7678

All I Want [T (PG-13)]
by Dreamy_Dragon
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Category: Forbidden Forest
Some things never change. Or do they?...
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1137

Of Myth and Magic [T (PG-13)]
by Wonk
[Reviews: 12]
Category: Potions Under Duress
She knew it wasn't good for her, standing here like this, waiting for something that wasn't there to appear. Something spectacular to happen between m...
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 2 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 2668

Dragons in the Dungeon [K+ (PG)]
by MsTree
[Reviews: 30]
Category: Potions Under Duress
This story is a sequel to Velvet Song's "Damsels and Dragons". Severus apparently has not conquered the curse after all, or is there something else go...
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 9 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 22906

Saying Goodbye [M (R)]
by Pikachu
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
They never got to say goodbye....
Last Updated: 2015/02/12
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 36

The Alchemist's Agenda [MA (NC-17)]
by baylor713
[Reviews: 35]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Witches and wizards have always carried the burden of their allegiances to the dark or to the light. The choice to follow one or the other dictates a ...
Last Updated: 2015/02/12
Chapters: 19 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 33597

Every Saint Is An Accident [MA (NC-17)]
by TeddyRadiator
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Petunia Evans saw her sister as the the symbol of perfection she could never attain. Severus Snape saw her as the ultimate woman he could never win. T...
Last Updated: 2015/02/09
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 14391

Occultation [M (R)]
by nagandsev
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Hermione goes to Xenophilius' art gallery opening. How could Occultation not occur? ...
Last Updated: 2015/02/08
Chapters: 2 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 6167

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Jester Justice: A Meme-Based Drabble [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes
Being heroic is thirsty work. (It’s a drabble—if I say more, the summary will be longer than the story!)...
Last Updated: 2014/11/07
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 410

Coming Through [K+ (PG)]
by Ladymage Samiko
[Reviews: 3]
Category: GrangerSnape100
Category: Potions Under Duress
Hermione rushes back to save Severus....
Last Updated: 2014/11/07
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 114

Vagrant Vines: A Meme-Based Drabble [K+ (PG)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Neville needs a plant-sitter. Mostly dialogue- an LJ meme gone a bit mad (explanation in the Author’s Note within.) ...
Last Updated: 2014/11/05
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 329

99 Bottles [K+ (PG)]
by stgulik
[Reviews: 7]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
When hunting for Veela hair, have a back-up plan....
Last Updated: 2014/10/11
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 552

Shard [T (PG-13)]
by MHaydn
[Reviews: 7]
Category: Category: Saturday Night Drabbles
Our team of writers return....
Last Updated: 2014/10/05
Chapters: 4 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 6742

Once Upon a Time Capsule [T (PG-13)]
by Amita
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Category: Saturday Night Drabbles
Category: Potions Under Duress
Our intrepid pair open a time capsule and find a masterpiece....
Last Updated: 2014/09/14
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 968

To Make You Free [M (R)]
by Ladymage Samiko
[Reviews: 7]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Severus becomes bound to—and by—Hermione. (GS100 'Someday My Prince Will Come' challenge)...
Last Updated: 2014/08/15
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 143

It's Been Seven Years [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
It's been seven years since I saved Severus's life....
Last Updated: 2014/08/04
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 691

Invitation to the Dance [T (PG-13)]
by Fairfield
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Category: Saturday Night Drabbles
Cho Chang as never seen before. ...
Last Updated: 2014/08/03
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3983

Trying New Things [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Hermione and Severus getting ready for the Ministry Celebration....
Last Updated: 2014/07/30
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 154

The Mischievous Snapes [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Harry watches Hermione and Severus at the Christmas party....
Last Updated: 2014/07/28
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 148

Prettying Up [K+ (PG)]
by purpleygirl
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Forbidden Forest
Lupin and Snape find a house ... [Drabble/100-Word]...
Last Updated: 2014/07/23
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 140

Her Silly Amulet [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Hermione gives Severus an amulet to keep him safe....
Last Updated: 2014/07/13
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 449

It’s In the Cards [MA (NC-17)]
by Fairfield
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Category: Saturday Night Drabbles
The Knight of Wands rides again....
Last Updated: 2014/07/12
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1275

A Companion in All Things [MA (NC-17)]
by Fairfield
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Category: Saturday Night Drabbles
Not just another quest. ...
Last Updated: 2014/06/28
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1390

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Reality Check [K (G)]
by kittylefish
[Reviews: 0]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
What's there to forgive, really?...
Last Updated: 2014/10/13
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 18

Crow and Crown [K+ (PG)]
by chivalric
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Novelette
Four years after Ari and Dagur’s forced marriage, not many know the man at the future king’s side. Dagur, the king’s nephew, is convinced secrecy is n...
Last Updated: 2014/01/29
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1004

I Am a Lover of the Universe [K+ (PG)]
by kittylefish
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Ecstatic love poem that came to me on the morning of New Year's Eve....
Last Updated: 2014/01/23
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 105

The Universe Addresses a Bully [K+ (PG)]
by karelia
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Short Story
You caught him once again unawares, well done. He shrinks before your eyes, even though every word you utter is meaningless and without any shred of t...
Last Updated: 2014/01/12
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 791

The Music of the Spheres [K+ (PG)]
by karelia
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Short Story
Music. Intricately woven into the tapestry of the universe. Such immense beauty, words fail....
Last Updated: 2013/12/26
Chapters: 5 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1568

Me and You [K+ (PG)]
by oohdear
[Reviews: 1]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Something I wrote in a haze!!...
Last Updated: 2013/10/12
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 118

Tree of my Heart [K+ (PG)]
by JunoMagic
[Reviews: 8]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Category:
Category: Poetry: Other
A tree poem....
Last Updated: 2013/05/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 100

The Gallery of Seasons [K+ (PG)]
by JunoMagic
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Category:
Category: Poetry: Other
A poem of the seasons....
Last Updated: 2013/05/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 144

Me, me and me [K (G)]
by oohdear
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Category:
Category: Poetry: Free Form
Greed, sleeping, too stupid to care, oh no wait, too brain washed to care...
Last Updated: 2013/03/01
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 157

Brimstone [K+ (PG)]
by shosier
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Novelette
Amanda Ryder never asked for her special ESP gifts--only her family never believed her innocence. Now, her virginity just became a matter of life and ...
Last Updated: 2013/01/07
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 2084

Crow and Firefly [K+ (PG)]
by chivalric
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Novelette
With the life of his sister and newborn nephew at stake, shapeshifter Ari is trapped in a castle and compelled to accept a situation he’d dreaded: he ...
Last Updated: 2012/11/13
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 555

Nine Dates [K+ (PG)]
by shosier
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Novelette
Finalist, 2011 Valley Forge RWA "Sheila" Award... John and Paul have build a strong foundation of love between them. Will Beth be added strength to th...
Last Updated: 2012/10/01
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3623

Searching for Love [K+ (PG)]
by BloodTraitor
[Reviews: 223]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
A song-like poem about finding love and keeping it....
Last Updated: 2012/08/31
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 192

Fire Figures [K+ (PG)]
by JunoMagic
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
The flames paint strange figures and tell even stranger stories....
Last Updated: 2012/06/30
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 145

Manifesting her Home [K+ (PG)]
by karelia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Short Story
A visit to a quirky yet functional kitchen....
Last Updated: 2012/06/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 1599

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No Loyalty in the Moonlight [M (R)]
by Ariadne AWS
[Reviews: 351]
Category: Potions Under Duress
*Complete* Because some secrets aren't meant to stay buried. Years after the final battle, Hermione ...

Dark Roast [T (PG-13)]
by lady_rhian
[Reviews: 112]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Runner Up, Best Het Fic, Multifaceted Awards Round Six. The war is over, and Hermione continu ...

A Tale of Two Men [K+ (PG)]
by ancientgirl
[Reviews: 313]
Category: Malfoy Manor
Category: Potions Under Duress
**COMPLETE** *Not HBP Compliant* Lucius Malfoy has been a Death Eater most of his adult life. A near ...

The Hermann Chronicles [MA (NC-17)]
by Fairfield
[Reviews: 58]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Category: Malfoy Manor
    This tale is for readers interested in adventures and perspectives that a canon character ...

    Master of Enchantment [M (R)]
    by Subversa
    [Reviews: 54]
    Category: Potions Under Duress
    Winner in Round Six of the Multifaceted Awards in the category Aphrodisia. It begins the sum ...

    Let Someone ELSE Tell You About the Birds and the Bees [T (PG-13)]
    by dracontia
    [Reviews: 151]
    Category: Category: The Sex Ed Challenge
    Do you mean to say that there might be issues with sex at a coeducational boarding school? (Gasp!) A ...

    Masters and Servants [MA (NC-17)]
    by HogwartsHoney
    [Reviews: 44]
    Category: Forbidden Forest
    Several months after Dumbledore's death Harry tracks down Snape to even the score, but what transpir ...

    Professor Snape, in the Bedroom, with the Chocolate Ice Cream [MA (NC-17)]
    by melusin
    [Reviews: 49]
    Category: Potions Under Duress
    Oh and there's a Blindfold - I forgot to mention the Blindfold! ...

    Confessions of a Coward [M (R)]
    by Celisnebula
    [Reviews: 5]
    Category: Shrieking Shack
    Ever wonder how Peter Pettigrew became the man (or rat) he is? Well look no further... ...

    In Annulo [MA (NC-17)]
    by ladyofthemasque
    [Reviews: 487]
    Category: Potions Under Duress
    It began with a letter, and a secret. Was it madness to trust? Was it a secret salvation? Or was ...



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    Ten Stories ◦ Ten Months ◦ Ten Years
    The Petulant Poetess is celebrating its 10th anniversary by shining the light of Lumos! on stories that have been featured through the years. 

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