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Stories by Aphoride


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: 10 Mar 2021 · Words: 9142 · Chapters: 2 · Reviews: 7 · Likes: 5 · Reads: 44

Series: Vauxhall Road





and she stumbled earlier but you fall now


Characters: Original Female Character

Pairings: Unlisted Pairing

Representation: LGBTQA

Story Type: Drabble (100-200 words)

FFT Groups: Ravenclaw
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: 1 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 21

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: 62

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: Ravenclaw
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: 30 · Likes: 21 · Reads: 352

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: 8 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 56

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: 48

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: Ravenclaw
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: 40

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: 148

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: 116 · Likes: 55 · Reads: 954

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: 11 · Likes: 6 · Reads: 170

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: 53

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: 167

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: 266

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: 113

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: 147

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. 


Completed · Published: 24 Dec 2017 · Updated: 24 Dec 2017 · Words: 5697 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 4 · Reads: 71

Series: The Prefects' Challenges





March 16th, 1980: Remus Lupin is waiting for the full moon, alone in the mountains of the Lake District.

 

(He's not dreaming of Sirius, or of martyrdom, and the anger's just the wolf clawing at him, impatient to be out.)    


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Slurs, Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): Addiction, Bullying, Discrimination, Internalized Oppression, Poverty, War

Genre: Angst, Dark, Drama

Tropes: Friendship, Law/Politics, Lycanthropy
Completed · Published: 14 Dec 2017 · Updated: 14 Dec 2017 · Words: 4683 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 5 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 49

Series: Ravenclaw Stories of the Month





Men were never meant to be gods. 

 

Before the Peverell brothers were immortal, they were dead. Before they were dead, they were dying, bit by bit by bit. 


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

Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving

Genre: Angst, Dark, Drama

Tropes: Destructive Romance, Dysfunctional Family, Family, Fate/Prophecy, Love Hurts, Religion
Completed · Published: 06 May 2017 · Updated: 06 May 2017 · Words: 7588 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 7 · Likes: 7 · Reads: 80

Series: None





 

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. 

- Dante Alighieri

 

Incredible banner by mockingjay @TDA


Completed · Published: 22 Jan 2017 · Updated: 26 Jan 2017 · Words: 9478 · Chapters: 3 · Reviews: 5 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 331

Series: a river too dangerous





 

In death we are reborn anew; though the death doesn't have to be ours. 


Or, 

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted

Matthew 5.4    

 

Stunning banner by Enigma @TDA


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

Content Warnings (optional): Bullying, Dying/Grieving, Poverty

Genre: Angst, Dark, Drama

Tropes: Dysfunctional Family, Fate/Prophecy, Origin Story, Parenthood
Completed · Published: 20 Nov 2016 · Updated: 20 Nov 2016 · Words: 4815 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 8 · Likes: 6 · Reads: 66

Series: Vauxhall Road, Ravenclaw Stories of the Month





 

History is written by the victors, to their specifications. Not all of history fits within them. 


These are those parts which do not.

For Elisabeth.

 

Stunning banner by asami sato @TDA


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

Content Warnings (optional): Breakups, Cheating, Discrimination, Homophobia

Genre: Drama, General, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Family, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, Love Hurts, Origin Story, Questioning Identity, Secret Relationships
Completed · Published: 14 Nov 2016 · Updated: 14 Nov 2016 · Words: 8780 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 6 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 60

Series: a river too deep





 

Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.

- Homer, The Iliad

 

Beautiful banner by clarity. @TDA


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

Content Warnings (optional): Breakups

Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance

Tropes: Destructive Romance, Established Relationship, Fate/Prophecy, Love Hurts, Star-Crossed Romance
Completed · Published: 12 Nov 2016 · Updated: 12 Nov 2016 · Words: 5860 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 1 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 55

Series: None





 

He and I, we were infinitesimal. 

James/Regulus

For Connor & Tanya    

 

Incredible banner by clarity. @TDA


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

Content Warnings (optional): Cheating

Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance

Tropes: Family, Friends to Lovers, Love Hurts, Questioning Identity, Secret Relationships, Slow Build/Slow Burn, Star-Crossed Romance
Completed · Published: 09 Nov 2016 · Updated: 09 Nov 2016 · Words: 5473 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 42

Series: None





 

She watches him grow, her son - far more her son than either of the others - until she is no longer sure she knows him.

 

Incredible banner by beyond the rain @HPFT


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

Content Warnings (optional): Discrimination

Genre: Drama, General, Hurt/Comfort

Tropes: Dysfunctional Family, Established Relationship, Family, Origin Story, Parenthood, Religion
Completed · Published: 07 Nov 2016 · Updated: 07 Nov 2016 · Words: 5456 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 2 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 205

Series: a river too deep





 

His blood burns in the night, crackling with power and he dreams of it turning gold, of two crowns on his head, and a throne of onyx. 

In the end, blood only runs red and crowns melt in the glare of the sun.

For Isobel.

 

Stunning banner by playcrackthesky @TDA


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

Content Warnings (optional): Bullying, Discrimination

Genre: Angst, Dark, Drama, Romance

Tropes: Fate/Prophecy
Completed · Published: 06 Nov 2016 · Updated: 06 Nov 2016 · Words: 5523 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 195

Series: None