Penname: down-in-flames [Contact]
Member Since: 26 Mar 2018
Bio:

" 'short fluffy jily fics that have spiraled out of control' is like your MO now, isn't it?" - sarah/belgian quaffle



award by abhorsen.


 


current projects and progress:


complex (james ii/oc, sequel to complicated): chapter 28, 50% done.


hit like a girl (dominique/oc): chapter 3, 10% done.


for the hope of it all (james/lily): chapter 2, 20% done.


new romantics (james/lily): chapter 5, 20% done.


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Stories by down-in-flames


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He mumbles something in his sleep that sounds a lot like ‘I love you,’ and Lily realises with a horrible sinking feeling that he probably thinks she’s Betty in his dreams.

 

written for clevernotbrilliant's ts8 at midnight challenge


Characters: James Potter I, Lily Evans Potter

Pairings: James Potter I/Lily Evans (Harry Potter)

Representation: None

FFT Groups: Gryffindor
Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): Breakups
Genre: Angst, Romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Love Hurts, Love Triangle, Mutual Pining, Secret Relationships

Story Type: Challenge Entry, Novellette (under 25,000 words)
Published: 21 Aug 2020 · Updated: 10 Oct 2020 · Words: 13211 · Chapters: 3 · Reviews: 6 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 84

Series: None





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Every day is like a battle, but every night with us is like a dream.


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): Breakups
Genre: AU, Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Friends-with-Benefits, School, Secret Relationships

Story Type: Chatfic
Published: 13 Aug 2020 · Updated: 08 Oct 2020 · Words: 8487 · Chapters: 7 · Reviews: 19 · Likes: 18 · Reads: 198

Series: None





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Every student at Hogwarts High knew that you didn't talk about Miss Evans in Mr. Potter’s class, and vice versa.

 

Nymphadora Tonks knew this too; she just didn’t particularly care.

 

written for crowsb4bros' spice up the archives challenge


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): Bullying
Genre: AU, Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Enemies to Lovers, Love/Hate Relationships, Modern AU

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 01 Oct 2020 · Updated: 01 Oct 2020 · Words: 8034 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 2 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 28

Series: None





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2 bets. 10 days. Endless shenanigans.

{Brooklyn 99 meets How to Lose a Guy in 10 days}

 

written for MuggleMaybe's [Blank] Meets [Blank] challenge

2019 pogs winner for best dialogue | june 2019 sitewide story of the month


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content, Slurs, Substance Abuse)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: AU, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Feminism, Friends to Lovers, Law/Politics

Story Type: Challenge Entry, Novel (50,000+ words)
Published: 13 Apr 2019 · Updated: 07 Aug 2020 · Words: 72161 · Chapters: 11 · Reviews: 97 · Likes: 53 · Reads: 1091

Series: Pride of Gryffindor Winners, Sitewide Stories of the Month, deerly beloved





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Screaming and fighting and kissing in the rain,

it's 2 a.m. and I'm cursing your name

 

written for something wicked's we are never getting back together challenge


Characters: James Potter I, Lily Evans Potter

Pairings: James Potter I/Lily Evans (Harry Potter)

Representation: None

FFT Groups: Gryffindor
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content)
Content Warnings (optional): Breakups
Genre: Angst, AU, Romance, Smut

Tropes: Careers, Established Relationship, Love/Hate Relationships

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 14 Jul 2020 · Updated: 14 Jul 2020 · Words: 3763 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 60

Series: None





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I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams.

 

{prequel the second to and all the pieces fall}

written for grumpy cat and sibilant's hot mess / beautiful disaster challenge


Characters: Lily Evans Potter

Pairings: None

Representation: None

FFT Groups: Gryffindor
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Consent Issues, Sexual Content, Slurs, Substance Abuse)
Content Warnings (optional): War
Genre: AU, Dark, Drama

Tropes: None

Story Type: One-Shot
Published: 24 Apr 2020 · Updated: 01 Jul 2020 · Words: 4607 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 6 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 59

Series: and when you get me alone it's so simple





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Falling for your surfing instructor probably isn't considered an 'appropriate' family vacation activity.

 

written for lo's make maraudertimes swoon challenge


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: AU, Romance, Smut

Tropes: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 29 Jun 2020 · Updated: 29 Jun 2020 · Words: 12698 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 4 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 72

Series: deerly beloved





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Lily's on her second run of the day when the unthinkable happens.

 

Her first instinct is to blame Marlene, because of course her best friend had to abandon her for the black diamond runs knowing full well that Lily refuses to do anything above a blue, but the reality is that Marlene isn't the reason that the ski lift has come to a screeching halt while Lily is only a quarter of the way up the mountain.


written for dreamshadow's trapped together challenge and maraudertimes' make maraudertimes swoon challenge


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: AU, Fluff, Romance

Tropes: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 13 Jun 2020 · Updated: 13 Jun 2020 · Words: 3414 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 9 · Likes: 9 · Reads: 153

Series: deerly beloved





i do all my own stunts... and graphics

 

"You don't let something destroy you for that long unless there's at least some part of you that's convinced that it's worth it."

Abby Winchester is both working on the biggest Auror case since Voldemort's time and planning her and James Potter's wedding.

One of those things is probably going to kill her – and right now, she’s betting on the latter.

 

{sequel to complicated}

pogs 2020 runner-up for best original character


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content, Slurs, Substance Abuse, Violence)
Content Warnings (optional): Discrimination
Genre: Angst, Crime/Mystery, Drama, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Family, Forgiveness, Friendship, Law/Politics, Marriage, Questioning Identity, Slow Build/Slow Burn

Story Type: Novel (50,000+ words)
Published: 30 Sep 2018 · Updated: 08 Jun 2020 · Words: 112834 · Chapters: 27 · Reviews: 121 · Likes: 37 · Reads: 5106

Series: convolution





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The paper trail between Teddy Lupin and Victoire Weasley (and occasionally Dom) from 9 July to 2 September 2017.


Characters: Dominique Weasley, Teddy Lupin, Victoire Weasley

Pairings: Teddy Lupin/Victoire Weasley (HP)

Representation: None

FFT Groups: Gryffindor
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Friends to Lovers, Slow Build/Slow Burn

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 05 Jan 2019 · Updated: 29 May 2020 · Words: 2350 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 15 · Likes: 8 · Reads: 114

Series: 2019 Collab





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What do you do when the one who means the most to you is the one who didn't show?

 

{prequel the first to and all the pieces fall}

june 2020 featured story


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): Breakups
Genre: Angst, AU

Tropes: Friendship, Origin Story

Story Type: One-Shot
Published: 16 Apr 2020 · Updated: 12 May 2020 · Words: 3732 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 6 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 54

Series: and when you get me alone it's so simple





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lily evans: i’m going to kill him i’m going to kill him i’m going to kill him

lily evans: I’M GOING TO KILL HIM

lily evans: give me ONE good reason not to commit murder right now

 

james potter: you can’t fuck me if you’re in prison?

 

written for tatapb's Trope Stew Challenge

june 2020 sitewide story of the month | 2020 pogs winner for best au and runner-up for best dialogue


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: AU, Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Fake Relationship, Friends to Lovers, Friends-with-Benefits, Modern AU

Story Type: Challenge Entry, Chatfic, One-Shot
Published: 03 May 2020 · Updated: 08 May 2020 · Words: 4919 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 10 · Likes: 6 · Reads: 123

Series: Pride of Gryffindor Winners, deerly beloved





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James Potter has a mission: get Sirius Black and Remus Lupin to finally admit that they both fancy the pants off each other by Valentine's Day.

 

His partner in crime? Lily Evans, Remus' flatmate, who he also happens to be slightly in love with.

 

 

second place in cheekytorah-lex's there's only one bed challenge

march 2020 featured story


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: AU, Fluff, Humor, Romance, Smut

Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Holidays

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 09 Feb 2020 · Updated: 17 Feb 2020 · Words: 15595 · Chapters: 2 · Reviews: 9 · Likes: 7 · Reads: 170

Series: deerly beloved





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james potter: found our christmas party outfits
james potter: thoughts?
james potter: Attachment - 2 Images

 

lily evans: those… are onesies

 

james potter: yes


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Substance Abuse)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: AU, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Holidays

Story Type: One-Shot, Other (inc. plays, diaries, etc)
Published: 04 Dec 2019 · Updated: 04 Dec 2019 · Words: 4353 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 13 · Likes: 7 · Reads: 111

Series: deerly beloved





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Five times James used a pick-up line on Lily, and one time Lily used a pick-up line on James.

Alternatively, five times a pick-up line didn’t work and one time it did.

 

first place in grumpy cat's pick-up line challenge


Characters: James Potter I, Lily Evans Potter

Pairings: James Potter I/Lily Evans (Harry Potter)

Representation: None

FFT Groups: Gryffindor
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content, Substance Abuse)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 31 Aug 2019 · Updated: 31 Aug 2019 · Words: 7554 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 5 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 107

Series: deerly beloved





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Every day is Christmas when you're Lily Evans and James Potter.

 

sequel to bake my wish come true | first place in treacletart's play with your food challenge


Characters: James Potter I, Lily Evans Potter

Pairings: James Potter I/Lily Evans (Harry Potter)

Representation: None

FFT Groups: Gryffindor
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: AU, Fluff, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Holidays

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 12 Aug 2019 · Updated: 12 Aug 2019 · Words: 4729 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 5 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 60

Series: deerly beloved





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One short little road trip, that’s all it is. One short little eight hour road trip in a tiny car with the girl he’s been in love with since his first year of uni. Nothing to worry about, really.

 

written for you-make-me-wander's Open Road Challenge

pogs 2020 runner-up for best pairing

 


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content, Substance Abuse)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: AU, Fluff, Romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 27 Jun 2019 · Updated: 27 Jun 2019 · Words: 8821 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 10 · Likes: 5 · Reads: 103

Series: deerly beloved





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The fact that owl mail delivery has persisted as long as it has is bad enough in Freddy Weasley’s opinion, but this particular occurrence has given him an entirely new reason to massively prefer texting.

 

second place in starbuck and juls’ Wrong Owl! challenge + written for Ineke and PaulaTheProkaryote’s Millennials Ruin Everything challenge

 


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: Fluff, Humor

Tropes: Family

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 30 Mar 2019 · Updated: 30 Mar 2019 · Words: 4412 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 8 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 104

Series: None





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Luckily for Dom Weasley and Hassan Rajhi, first impressions aren't everything.

 

{a three-shot companion piece to Complex}


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Slurs, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Sports

Story Type: Story Collection
Published: 03 Dec 2018 · Updated: 16 Mar 2019 · Words: 9134 · Chapters: 2 · Reviews: 10 · Likes: 5 · Reads: 180

Series: convolution





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“Will you go out with me?”


And despite how many potential scenarios James had created in his own head about how this moment could possibly go, he most certainly hadn’t prepared for this one.


Characters: James Potter I, Lily Evans Potter

Pairings: James Potter I/Lily Evans (Harry Potter)

Representation: None

FFT Groups: Gryffindor
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers

Story Type: One-Shot, Podfic
Published: 09 Feb 2019 · Updated: 09 Feb 2019 · Words: 2133 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 16 · Likes: 7 · Reads: 118

Series: deerly beloved





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I realize three fundamental truths at the exact same time. The first is that Dom is most definitely in love with him, even if she won’t quite admit to it just yet. The second is that I definitely still am as well - the rising sense of despair in my chest is evidence of that.

 

And the third is that, in this situation, she wins.

 

first place in madimalfoy's broadway musical song challenge, based on the song "satisfied" from hamilton


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): Breakups
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Song Fic

Tropes: Careers, Friends to Lovers

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 06 Feb 2019 · Updated: 06 Feb 2019 · Words: 6493 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 8 · Likes: 8 · Reads: 80

Series: None





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Clearly I underestimated the gravity of the situation.

Mix one Queen Bee, James Potter, and a whole lot of drama - and things are bound to get complicated.

 

 

 

2018 pogs most addicting story | october 2018 gryffindor story of the month | june 2018 featured story


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content, Slurs, Substance Abuse)
Content Warnings (optional): Breakups, Bullying, Cheating
Genre: Drama, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Forgiveness, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, Love/Hate Relationships, Slow Build/Slow Burn

Story Type: Novel (50,000+ words)
Published: 26 Mar 2018 · Updated: 20 Jan 2019 · Words: 128993 · Chapters: 48 · Reviews: 382 · Likes: 107 · Reads: 15421

Series: Pride of Gryffindor Winners, convolution, Gryffindor Featured Fics





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They’re both amazing, competent girls, who will one day soon become amazing, competent women, and that mantra is their regular reminder of that fact.

 

Written for esmeraude's Women Supporting Women Challenge


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Violence)
Content Warnings (optional): Breakups, Discrimination, War
Genre: General, Hurt/Comfort

Tropes: Feminism, Friendship

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot
Published: 14 Jan 2019 · Updated: 14 Jan 2019 · Words: 6279 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 8 · Likes: 5 · Reads: 37

Series: None





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All I want for Christmas is you (to stop singing so incredibly off-key).

 

first place in ineke's happier holidays challenge, inspired by a tweet from crowsb4bros.

2019 pogs joint winner for best fluff/romance | january 2020 featured story


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content)
Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving
Genre: AU, Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Holidays, Love/Hate Relationships

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot, Podfic
Published: 12 Dec 2018 · Updated: 12 Dec 2018 · Words: 7189 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 17 · Likes: 8 · Reads: 171

Series: Pride of Gryffindor Winners, deerly beloved





banner by shadowrose@TDA

 

The unspoken rule of using dating apps in D.C. is that you always start with where you work.

 

James Potter, it seems, never picked up on that one.

 

2019 frogs runner-up for best short-form romance | january 2019 gryffindor story of the month | october 2019 featured story


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)
Content Warnings (optional): None
Genre: AU, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Law/Politics

Story Type: One-Shot, Podfic
Published: 25 Nov 2018 · Updated: 25 Nov 2018 · Words: 8917 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 13 · Likes: 9 · Reads: 160

Series: deerly beloved, Gryffindor Featured Fics