I write fics about Sirius Black. @facingthenorthwind is my brain twin.
Best Niche Author - FROGS 2020 <3
a body from the balcony (Iain-verse):
i. Hitting the Ground | ii. Crushed Little Stars | iii. Geyser
+ newborns: mid-april 2020, collab with facingthenorthwind
+ your ear to the wound that whispers: early april 2020
+ best regards: late march 2020, collab with facingthenorthwind
+ reading the room: mid-march 2020, collab with facingthenorthwind
+ an exercise in absolution: late february 2020
+ Geyser: late february 2020, iain-verse
"there are kinds of grief that make newborns out of us" (Jenny Xie)
In the aftermath of his brother's death, Regulus is sent to live with his estranged cousin, Andromeda.
A sequel to an exercise in absolution
'Dumpstr: We take out the trash so you don't have to!'
Remus Lupin is a bicycle courier for a breakup app. Walburga Black has a very odd request for him.
(For down-in-flames's Modern AU Challenge!)
Sirius just wants to make some weekend plans to eat ice cream. Chaos ensues.
An epistolary adventure.
Inquest (noun): a judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident, such as a death.
For the Make TreacleTart Cry Challenge
On weekends, Sirius goes to see Iain.
A sequel to Hitting the Ground
Second place in Crimson Quill's Picspam Challenge!
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Don't make a noise,
don't leave the room until I come back from the dead for you.
-- You Are Jeff, Richard Siken
(For the Make TreacleTart Cry challenge)
Sometimes you get locked out of Gryffindor Tower and decide the best course of action is to sleep in the Room of Requirement. Sometimes you do that with one of your best friends, who also happens to be the object of your massive crush.
And sometimes, the Room of Requirement only gives you one bed.
For Lex's Only One Bed Challenge and Madi's Kayla And Emma Write Something That Makes Me Happy Not Angsty Challenge.
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The plan was as follows.
Step 1: Convince everyone that he and Remus actually have been dating. Possibly for months.
Step 2: Stage a breakup so dramatic that no one would dare bring their "relationship" up to either of them again.
Step 3: ???
Step 4: Profit.
First place in down-in-flames's Faking It Challenge!
He should leave, he thinks, his heart hammering in his chest as he watches the rise and fall of Iain's breathing. He should do it now, while Iain is asleep - he can leave the spare key on the bedside table and avoid the messiness of a real goodbye. Because Iain wants him to stay, and Sirius can't say no. He'd tried, he really had, but he'd caved so easily that he might as well not have bothered.
Part 3 of Iain-verse, sequel to Crushed Little Stars.
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When they were in their third year at Hogwarts, James Potter gave Sirius Black one half of a pair of two-way mirrors. From then on, the mirrors were always used whenever there was a need for them - and then one time, they weren't.
Third place in sibilant and belgian quaffle's five plus one challenge!
Best Friendship - FROGS 2020!
You told me to keep you posted on what's happening at Hogwarts, so here goes - I don't know if you've heard, but the Triwizard Tournament's happening this year and on Saturday night I got picked as a fourth champion. I don't know who put my name in the Goblet of Fire, because I didn't. The other Hogwarts champion is Cedric Diggory, from Hufflepuff.
Hope you're OK, and Buckbeak -- Harry
(pg. 256, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling)
For Noelle Zingarella's "Make Me Like Sirius Black" Challenge
During Saturday's Quidditch match against Ravenclaw, three things happen in rapid succession: Sirius almost gets killed by a Bludger, Marlene McKinnon pulls off a spectacular Hairpin Turn and saves his life, and Sirius realizes that he's actually in love with her.
@clairevergreen: If Kayla can write a Straight Sirius, I will finish Mutually Beneficial, you can quote me
@poppunkpadfoot: Oh god. Well, this is happening.)
"I don't smoke," says Remus, which is a lie and Sirius knows it, because they've been here so many times over the last few months, and Remus always takes the cigarette when Sirius offers.
(Because he'll take whatever Sirius will give him, even if it's only half a cigarette, or just one night before they go back to pretending nothing's happening.)
For the Great Collab 2019, theme: take me home
He wants to be loved. He also, in a vague sort of way, wouldn't mind loving someone in return. It's all a bit ironic - that he could be so cut off from something he wants to feel, while he feels everything else so hard it hurts.
Iain-verse pt. 1
For HPFT's Great Collab, Theme: Back from the Brink, Challenge: Internalized Oppression. Banner by me!
“Moody and the Longbottoms are tied up but last I heard they were going to get here as soon as they could.” Sirius pulled a face as he spoke.
“Tied up?” Lily repeated, high-pitched and too loud. “They know we’re literally in a pitched battle in a public park, yes?”
The Marauders' first proper battle against Death Eaters goes horribly wrong.
For HPFT's Great Collab, theme: back from the brink.
It was 3:27 AM when James Potter was abruptly awoken by the sound of his cell phone vibrating off of his bedside table.
Written for the Great Collab, theme: back from the brink, challenge: internalized oppression.
The first time Minerva McGonagall had an inkling that things were not quite alright with Sirius Black was the first day that she met him - the day of his Sorting.
a companion piece to 'things left unsaid'
Sanguini, in his time, has seen no shortage of war. All of human history is the history of struggle. Sanguini thought that he had long ago accepted its inescapability. Running from it, he had decided, was pointless.
Sanguini, in his time, has also often been proven wrong.
Sequel to Rush of Blood by nott theodore (written with permission)
For HPFT's Great Collab 2018-2019 | New Beginnings | Vampires
The customer standing in front of him is, quite possibly, the most beautiful man Remus has ever seen. Like, he looks like a model or something. He has long, black hair, flattened by water, and just the slightest amount of scruff on his face, and…
And a baby strapped to his chest.
First place in just.a.willow.tree's Love, _____ Challenge. Wonderful banner by ShadowRose <3
All the answers Sirius could've given for question 9 on his sixth year Defense Against the Dark Arts exam, but didn't.
Best Angst - FROGS 2020
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"How would you feel about a free trip to France this summer?”
“That depends. What’s the catch?”
“It’s a trip with my family,” Marlene says.
She can’t quite bring herself to look Sirius in the eye as she continues, “I’d be introducing you as my boyfriend.”
For the Prefect's Celebration Challenge
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In the summer between fifth and sixth year, and in the aftermath of a prank gone horribly wrong, Sirius Black sets out to mend the damage he's caused to his friendships. In the process, he begins to mend himself, too.
For jessicalorewrites' Diversity Challenge. Winner of Best Diversity in the 2016 Golden Paws. Runner up for Best Major Character in the 2017 F.R.O.G.S.
Note: due to the scope of the changes to this story, I would really appreciate if people avoided directly transferring reviews from other sites :)
Perilune: The closest point to the Moon in an object's orbit around it.
For BellaLestrange87's Parody Challenge
Dedicated to Lizzie, Kaitlin, and Sian
The war ends, and Remus Lupin loses everything.
First place in nott theodore's Historical Headcanons challenge.
Runner up for Best Angst - FROGS 2018.
Tied for Best Angst - POGs 2018.
Best One-Shot - POGs 2018.
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