Penname: Aphoride [Contact]
Member Since: 18 Oct 2016
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tea-infused and chocolate-powered. 


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Nargles 2020 Winner: Best Worldbuilding


Nargles 2018 Winner: Best Description


FROGs 2017 Winner: Best Description


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Stories by Aphoride


The week after Lan Xichen turns twenty-three, he is told that the elders have decided it is time: the matchmaker has been called.

 

Sect Leader Lan must find a wife.

 

It will, he is assured, simply be a process of him dictating his perfect woman to the matchmaker who will find the girl and make suitable introductions. Zewu-jun is, after all, the First Jade of Lan; who would refuse him?

 

This is less comforting than it's supposed to be because Lan Xichen is left with the awkward, mortifying ordeal of considering the prospect of a wife, and all the books on the subject are, well, unhelpful for a man of his temperament.

 

It is his greatest challenge yet, so, naturally, he ropes all his brothers into it - willing, unwilling, unwitting.

 

(Shufu is simply grateful there are no more Explanations required. Twice was twice more than enough.) 


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content)

Content Warnings (optional): Internalized Oppression

Genre: Angst, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Romance

Tropes: Family, Friendship, Questioning Identity
Completed · Published: 18 Nov 2022 · Updated: 18 Nov 2022 · Words: 7616 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 1 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 11

Series: None





When Lan Wangji walks out of his high-end dental practice in Shanghai, he gets in his car and just drives.

 

Wei Wuxian isn't sure how or why Lan Wangji ended up in Jinxi, but he's not sure the village life is really for him.

 

The only problem? Lan Wangji is too stubborn to realise this and somehow, he's made this Wei Wuxian's concern.

 

(Or, the Hometown Cha Cha Cha!AU no one asked for)

 

|| March 2022 Story of the Month || 


Incomplete · Published: 05 Nov 2021 · Updated: 09 Oct 2022 · Words: 68164 · Chapters: 11 · Reviews: 22 · Likes: 6 · Reads: 4924

Series: None





through fire, out of silver and gold are shaped grief, passion, love and glory. 

 

(or, feanor, in the fullness of light)


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving

Genre: Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Hurt/Comfort, Romance

Tropes: Dysfunctional Family, Family, Fate/Prophecy, Love Hurts, Troubled, but Cute
Completed · Published: 09 Jul 2022 · Updated: 05 Sep 2022 · Words: 5044 · Chapters: 4 · Reviews: 8 · Likes: 6 · Reads: 591

Series: None





Wen Qing: this chat wasn't created so you could spam everyone in it with your endless crying over lan zhan


Wen Qing: it's been a thousand years, how is this still going on?


Jiang Wanyin: thinking this would ever stop was your first mistake


Jiang Wanyin: the second is thinking wuxian created this chat for anything other than bitching


Jin Zixuan: Didn't Huaisang create this chat?


Nie Huaisang: for the vibes~~~


Incomplete · Published: 03 Apr 2022 · Updated: 03 Apr 2022 · Words: 1102 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 1 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 10

Series: None





Sic semper tyrannis

 

It is the morning of 26th December 1968 and the scandal breaks like a storm: Minister Nobby Leach has been poisoned. The suspect, Abraxas Malfoy, sits in a holding cell, red-handed and innocent. Auror Alice Longbottom is leading the investigation - not into the poisoning, but into a string of strange crimes: people vanishing, candlesticks stolen, and rumours that the dead are coming back. The Department of Mysteries is reluctant to help: James Selwyn left the office three weeks ago under a cloud of suspicion, and since then the Death Chamber has been locked, its contents sealed away. 

 

Eyes are watching everything, everywhere, spying on protests and squishing riots, but talk is growing in the shadows: turning from unrest to rebellion to revolution.

 

Lord Voldemort is ready. 

 

the sequel to Imperium


Incomplete · Published: 26 Dec 2020 · Updated: 03 Jan 2022 · Words: 18587 · Chapters: 4 · Reviews: 10 · Likes: 7 · Reads: 87

Series: Vauxhall Road





how long has it been since you and her sat and watched the sunrise? 

 

too long, is the answer; 

 

too long

 

too long

 

too long

 

too long


Characters: Original Female Character

Pairings: Unlisted Pairing

Representation: LGBTQIA+

Story Type: Challenge Entry, Flash Fiction (under 1000 words), One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Angst, Romance

Tropes: Established Relationship, Vampirism
Completed · Published: 01 Dec 2021 · Updated: 01 Dec 2021 · Words: 526 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 5 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 220

Series: снегопад





a beat; and life


a second; and life again


the clock strikes midnight; her again


Characters: Original Female Character

Pairings: Unlisted Pairing

Representation: LGBTQIA+

Story Type: Challenge Entry, Flash Fiction (under 1000 words), One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Romance

Tropes: Established Relationship, Vampirism
Completed · Published: 01 Dec 2021 · Updated: 01 Dec 2021 · Words: 528 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 4 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 219

Series: снегопад





the rain is grey but the clouds are blue. 


let's go for a walk - why not, after all, why not? 


Characters: Original Character

Pairings: OC/OC

Representation: None

Story Type: Drabble (100-200 words)

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): All Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Fluff, Romance

Tropes: Established Relationship
Completed · Published: 26 Jun 2021 · Updated: 26 Jun 2021 · Words: 207 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 10 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 206

Series: None





there are moments that should be photographs; 

 

then there are moments which are more


Characters: Original Character

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: Drabble (100-200 words)

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): All Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Angst, General, Romance

Tropes: Love Hurts
Completed · Published: 03 Jun 2021 · Updated: 03 Jun 2021 · Words: 222 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 9 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 244

Series: None





sandcastles don't last; the clock doesn't stop; 


and you, you just drift; 


Characters: Original Character

Pairings: None

Representation: Anxiety, Depression

Story Type: Drabble (100-200 words), One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Angst, General, Hurt/Comfort

Tropes: Troubled, but Cute
Completed · Published: 10 May 2021 · Updated: 10 May 2021 · Words: 210 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 4 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 235

Series: None





and she stumbled earlier but you fall now


Characters: Original Female Character

Pairings: Unlisted Pairing

Representation: LGBTQIA+

Story Type: Drabble (100-200 words)

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Self-Harm, Substance Abuse, Suicide)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance

Tropes: Drunken Confessions, Love Hurts, Troubled, but Cute
Completed · Published: 01 Mar 2021 · Updated: 01 Mar 2021 · Words: 205 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 4 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 30

Series: None





Millennials Are Ruining Their Own Lives By Overthinking

 

"And how would you like your quarter-life crisis, Monsieur? With a side of frites or salade?"

 

Louis/Scorpius

 

(sequel to six segments of a satsuma.)


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Established Relationship, Family, Friendship, Rare Pair
Completed · Published: 31 Jul 2020 · Updated: 16 Aug 2020 · Words: 7454 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 2 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 290

Series: None





What's your poison, then, sir? 

 

Even gods sin. 


Characters: Voldemort/Tom Marvolo Riddle

Pairings: None

Representation: Ace/Aro, Bisexual/Biromantic, Other Mental Illness

Story Type: Drabble (100-200 words), Poetry

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (Substance Abuse, Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): Bullying, Discrimination, Dying/Grieving, War

Genre: Angst, Dark, Drama

Tropes: Fate/Prophecy, Origin Story
Completed · Published: 29 Jun 2020 · Updated: 29 Jun 2020 · Words: 1365 · Chapters: 7 · Reviews: 32 · Likes: 21 · Reads: 3744

Series: Vauxhall Road





The sun rises and it smiles cold. 

 

(It is the last day of summer.)


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Breakups, Dying/Grieving

Genre: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort

Tropes: Destructive Romance, Dysfunctional Family, Family, Love Hurts
Completed · Published: 29 Jun 2020 · Updated: 29 Jun 2020 · Words: 617 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 10 · Likes: 4 · Reads: 295

Series: a river too dangerous





astronomical twilight (def.): the last stage of dusk before night

 

- palm-against-palm and wood between, elm and silver lime and Veela hair and dragon heartstring and there is no difference, nothing at all between us - 


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Romance

Tropes: Destructive Romance, Established Relationship, Fate/Prophecy, Friends to Lovers, Soulmates, Star-Crossed Romance
Completed · Published: 27 Jun 2020 · Updated: 27 Jun 2020 · Words: 823 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 5 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 271

Series: a river too dangerous





boys don't cry. 

 

(or, Tom Riddle Sr., in the aftermath of enchantment)


Characters: Merope Gaunt, Original Character, Tom Riddle Sr., Unlisted Character

Pairings: None

Representation: Anxiety, PTSD

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Consent Issues, Domestic Abuse, Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): Breakups, Panic Attacks

Genre: Angst, Dark, Drama

Tropes: Origin Story
Completed · Published: 22 May 2020 · Updated: 22 Jun 2020 · Words: 5175 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 2 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 42

Series: None





Cœur du lion - mon cœur - mon frère, je suis noyé. 

 

The line between the living and the dead is stretched thin, fragile and breakable like glass; there are ghosts in the stars, ghosts in his head, and everything fades with the dawn. 

 

They say Regulus is dead. They say Lord Voldemort is fled, a wraith wrapped in smoke. 

 

They say, they say - but what do normal people know? 


Completed · Published: 16 Jun 2019 · Updated: 12 Mar 2020 · Words: 14785 · Chapters: 4 · Reviews: 19 · Likes: 9 · Reads: 160

Series: None





 

Men become accustomed to poison by degrees - Victor Hugo

 

It is October 1949: Lycus Malfoy is dying, quarantined in his house alone but for his wife, Adelaide, who still hopes there is a miracle cure; Eileen Prince has vanished into a Muggle life, washing the dead and arranging flowers, away from the sneers she endured at school; Cygnus and Orion Black are at war with each other even as they bury their secrets six feet deep. 

 

There is a murderer on the loose, shrouded in paranoia, and the old structures, things of blood and age and time, are starting to crumble. 

 

And a ship arrives from Lübeck bringing Tom Riddle home. 

 

|| Nargles 2020 Winner: Best Worldbuilding; Nargles 2018 Winner: Best Description || 

 

Stunning banner by starbuck @HPFT


Completed · Published: 30 Jul 2017 · Updated: 31 Dec 2019 · Words: 60396 · Chapters: 13 · Reviews: 119 · Likes: 58 · Reads: 1015

Series: Vauxhall Road, Ravenclaw Nargles Winners





 

When one door shuts - oh, but there is always another possibility, always another future; another hundred, another thousand, and it is maddening to know fragments of them all but never enough, never enough to be more than a sickly, sweaty, sleepless mess.


I blink, and -

 

(Gellert Grindelwald is expelled.) 

 

Impossible banner by grumpy cat @HPFT


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Crime/Mystery, Dark, Romance

Tropes: Black Sheep, Fate/Prophecy, Origin Story, School
Completed · Published: 13 Oct 2019 · Updated: 13 Oct 2019 · Words: 545 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 12 · Likes: 6 · Reads: 421

Series: a river too dangerous





Spring 1964

 

They say Cygnus Black is dying. They say he cannot go home. 

 

Lord Voldemort hovers somewhere between revenge and mercy. 


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Domestic Abuse, Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): Breakups, Bullying, Cheating, Discrimination, Dying/Grieving, Homophobia

Genre: Angst, Dark, Drama

Tropes: Destructive Romance, Family, Love/Hate Relationships, Rare Pair
Completed · Published: 10 May 2019 · Updated: 10 May 2019 · Words: 2606 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 5 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 55

Series: Vauxhall Road, 2019 Collab





It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. 

 

In 1924, Albus buys a dreamcatcher in San Francisco and is reminded that melancholy, for him, is a mistake.


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Internalized Oppression

Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance

Tropes: Destructive Romance, Love Hurts, Love/Hate Relationships, Soulmates, Star-Crossed Romance
Completed · Published: 01 Apr 2019 · Updated: 02 Apr 2019 · Words: 2587 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 7 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 458

Series: a river too dangerous





 

Sunshine on white-blond hair,

Banks of tall, pointed pine,

A long walk once,

And your hand in mine. 

 

Scorpius/Louis 

 

Beautiful banner by ShadowRose @HPFT


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Bullying

Genre: Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Romance

Tropes: Family, Friendship, Rare Pair, Slow Build/Slow Burn
Completed · Published: 07 Oct 2018 · Updated: 13 Oct 2018 · Words: 5130 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 10 · Likes: 5 · Reads: 469

Series: None





Wings arc from your body as you begin to soar, rising and curving towards the sun as it filters down towards you through the ink-blue sky.

 

Water fills your lungs in a steady drip, drip, drip, and you are drowning instead. 

 

|| FROGS 2017 Winner: Best Description ||


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Self-Harm, Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): Bullying

Genre: Angst, Dark, Drama

Tropes: Destructive Romance, Dysfunctional Family, Established Relationship, Family, Origin Story, Toxic Friend Influence
Completed · Published: 05 Apr 2017 · Updated: 15 Aug 2018 · Words: 5207 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 8 · Likes: 4 · Reads: 117

Series: FROGS Winners, a river too deep





 

Antebellum (adj.): occuring or existing before a war. 

 

August 1945 - October 1949

 

The world is in flux; history is not yet past and the future is not yet here. 

 

Tom Riddle is patient. 

Incredible banner by starbuck @HPFT


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Domestic Abuse, Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): Animal Death, Bullying, Dying/Grieving, War

Genre: Action/Adventure, Dark, Drama

Tropes: Family, Fate/Prophecy, Origin Story, Questioning Identity, Rare Pair
Completed · Published: 07 Jul 2018 · Updated: 07 Jul 2018 · Words: 5828 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 6 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 155

Series: Vauxhall Road





Advent is a time for hoping, for waiting, for believing; a time when gods descend to the earth, and the celestial is made temporal. 

 

A shame then, that Grantaire believed in nothing but Enjolras. 

 

Or, Grantaire lit four red candles, one each Sunday of Advent; each time, he was visited by a god: a god who performed miracles. 

 

For the Holiday and Diversity Challenge. 


Characters: Enjolras, Grantaire

Pairings: Unlisted Pairing

Representation: Ace/Aro, Anxiety, Bisexual/Biromantic, Black, Depression, Gay, LGBTQIA+, Mixed Race

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Completed · Published: 24 Dec 2017 · Updated: 24 Dec 2017 · Words: 5697 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 4 · Reads: 74

Series: The Prefects' Challenges