Penname: facingthenorthwind [Contact]
Member Since: 14 Mar 2018
Bio:

Hi, I'm Emma! 24, Australian, I specialise in writing all your faves as queer and Jewish. Talk to me about how many terrible worldbuilding decisions JKR made. Happy to chat any time! The brain twin of poppunkpadfoot.


 


Nargles: Best New Author 2018.
FROGS: Most Versatile Author (runner up) 2019.


 


If you would like my non-HP fic, it's over at dropbear. I'm facingthenorthwind over on the forums. :D


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Stories by facingthenorthwind


Everyone has told him to leave it alone, but Sirius wants to get to the bottom of why Remus keeps disappearing once a month.


Characters: James Potter I, Peter Pettigrew, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: One-Shot

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

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: General

Tropes: Friendship, Lycanthropy
Completed · Published: 12 Jan 2021 · Updated: 14 Jan 2021 · Words: 5927 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 2 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 3

Series: None





"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


Characters: Andromeda Black Tonks, James Potter I, Nymphadora Tonks, Regulus Black, Ted Tonks

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: Novellette (under 25,000 words)

FFT Groups: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Domestic Abuse)

Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving

Genre: Angst, AU

Tropes: Family, Forgiveness
Incomplete · Published: 18 Apr 2020 · Updated: 04 Jan 2021 · Words: 6802 · Chapters: 2 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 19

Series: pick yourself off the ground





Being an auror is not half as cool as comics made it seem, so Ron joins the Chudley Cannons reserve team, the Chudley Chutneys. There's one small problem: he's not that great at quidditch.

 

This was written for round two of Kevin's Knockout Challenge, theme: luck.


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

Content Warnings (optional): Addiction

Genre: Drama

Tropes: Careers, Sports
Completed · Published: 20 Apr 2020 · Updated: 05 May 2020 · Words: 9846 · Chapters: 3 · Reviews: 8 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 48

Series: None





Sirius just wants to make some weekend plans to eat ice cream. Chaos ensues.

 

An epistolary adventure.


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

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Humor

Tropes: Feminism
Completed · Published: 26 Mar 2020 · Updated: 23 Apr 2020 · Words: 718 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 5 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 100

Series: None





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.


Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black (HP)

Representation: Gay, LGBTQA

Story Type: Podfic

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

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Fluff

Tropes: Friends to Lovers
Completed · Published: 14 Mar 2020 · Updated: 15 Mar 2020 · Words: 4838 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 4 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 70

Series: None





Harry is going to play his first ever Hogwarts quidditch game. Of course he's got people cheering in the stands for him.


Characters: Harry Potter, James Potter I, Lily Evans Potter, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: One-Shot

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

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: AU

Tropes: Family, Sports
Completed · Published: 15 Jan 2020 · Updated: 17 Jan 2020 · Words: 2528 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 2 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 57

Series: everybody lives





Remus doesn't push her away because she's kind and smart and funny and doesn't care that he's a werewolf.

If occasional sex is the price he has to pay for that, then he'll pay it.

 

  For Kevin's Knock-Out Challenge, for the prompt 'dysfunctional relationships'.


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

Content Warnings (optional): Cheating, Internalized Oppression

Genre: Angst

Tropes: Lycanthropy, Origin Story
Completed · Published: 01 Dec 2019 · Updated: 05 Dec 2019 · Words: 7426 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 12 · Likes: 4 · Reads: 88

Series: Ravenclaw Nargles Winners





Going on the run with Sirius was a very stupid idea, but Remus was a Marauder, so of course he went on the run with Sirius. Marauders were full of stupid ideas.


Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black (HP)

Representation: LGBTQA

Story Type: One-Shot

FFT Groups: Ravenclaw
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): War

Genre: Angst, AU

Tropes: Forgiveness
Completed · Published: 28 Nov 2019 · Updated: 28 Nov 2019 · Words: 5794 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 1 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 7

Series: None





The Order on Yom Kippur.


Characters: Remus Lupin

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: One-Shot, Podfic

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

Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving

Genre: Angst, AU

Tropes: Religion
Completed · Published: 15 Sep 2019 · Updated: 17 Sep 2019 · Words: 1439 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 75

Series: None





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!


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

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Angst, Fluff, Humor

Tropes: Friendship, School
Completed · Published: 10 Sep 2019 · Updated: 10 Sep 2019 · Words: 6039 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 11 · Likes: 4 · Reads: 73

Series: FROGS Winners





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at the edge of insanity banner by toxicity


The pain would always be there, and her eyes would always be boring into him, trying to find the answers he didn't have.

The torture of the Longbottoms.

Written in 2009 for the Stream of Consciousness challenge.


Characters: Bellatrix Black Lestrange, Frank Longbottom

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: One-Shot

FFT Groups: Ravenclaw
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Dark

Tropes: None
Completed · Published: 02 Apr 2018 · Updated: 26 Jun 2019 · Words: 930 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 44

Series: None





It was like they'd taken a left-hand turn into a universe without the War, without any of their troubles, just this one Welsh village and a hopelessly large number of courgettes.


Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black (HP)

Representation: Gay, LGBTQA

Story Type: One-Shot, Podfic

FFT Groups: Ravenclaw
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content)

Content Warnings (optional): Bullying

Genre: Fluff

Tropes: None
Completed · Published: 18 May 2019 · Updated: 06 Jun 2019 · Words: 5075 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 7 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 50

Series: None





“How would you feel about a free trip to France this summer?” Marlene says, but there’s something odd in the way she’s standing, holding herself a little too still to be truly relaxed.

“That depends,” Sirius says, putting his hands in his pockets and leaning against the wall. “What’s the catch?”

On one hand, he does quite like France. On the other, he can’t imagine he’s the first choice Marlene would have for a holiday companion.

 

For Taylor's Fake Dating Challenge and Joey's Spinoff Challenge.


Characters: Marlene McKinnon, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black (HP)

Representation: Gay, LGBTQA

Story Type: Challenge Entry

FFT Groups: Ravenclaw
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Domestic Abuse, Sexual Content)

Content Warnings (optional): Discrimination

Genre: Drama

Tropes: Friendship, Holidays, Questioning Identity
Completed · Published: 02 Jun 2019 · Updated: 06 Jun 2019 · Words: 6828 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 34

Series: None





Anthony leads Dumbledore's Army in a seder. They aren't exactly free, but it's always a good time to celebrate freedom.


Characters: Anthony Goldstein

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: One-Shot

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

Content Warnings (optional): War

Genre: Angst, General

Tropes: Religion
Completed · Published: 27 Apr 2019 · Updated: 27 Apr 2019 · Words: 5539 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 2 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 117

Series: wizarding jewry!





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Sirius Black was ready to go murder Peter Pettigrew until he realised that Harry had survived the attack on Godric's Hollow. He was Harry's godfather, and why should he let Dumbledore overrule the Potters' will?

wonderful banner by poppunkpadfoot <3


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

Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving

Genre: Angst, AU, Drama

Tropes: Family, Friends to Lovers, Parenthood, Slow Build/Slow Burn
Incomplete · Published: 16 May 2018 · Updated: 06 Apr 2019 · Words: 13912 · Chapters: 5 · Reviews: 14 · Likes: 8 · Reads: 316

Series: facingthenorthwind sampler





beautiful amazing banner by beyond the rain!

 

 

Anthony Goldstein, Ministry Prosecutor, has to prosecute a case involving neo-Death Eaters and the Imperius Curse ten years after the war ends. There's something more to it, though, and he can't get the Auror division to investigate -- so he's going to have to take it into his own hands.

 

A story about Jewish law, Wizarding law and moral law.


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

Content Warnings (optional): Addiction, War

Genre: Action/Adventure, Crime/Mystery

Tropes: Careers, Law/Politics, Religion
Incomplete · Published: 06 Jun 2018 · Updated: 29 Mar 2019 · Words: 14497 · Chapters: 4 · Reviews: 33 · Likes: 22 · Reads: 263

Series: facingthenorthwind sampler, Ravenclaw Nargles Winners, wizarding jewry!





 

“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.


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

Content Warnings (optional): Internalized Oppression, War

Genre: Angst, Dark, Drama

Tropes: None
Completed · Published: 28 Feb 2019 · Updated: 24 Mar 2019 · Words: 7676 · Chapters: 4 · Reviews: 7 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 137

Series: 2019 Collab





Rebuilding the castle feels like an impossible task, but they're teachers ??” what's one more impossible task?


Characters: Filius Flitwick, Minerva McGonagall, Pomona Sprout

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry, Podfic

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

Content Warnings (optional): War

Genre: Angst

Tropes: Careers
Completed · Published: 19 Mar 2019 · Updated: 20 Mar 2019 · Words: 1117 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 80

Series: 2019 Collab





Perhaps in hindsight, this space piracy thing had been going too well.

For the Great Collab, theme: back from the brink, challenge: careers.


Characters: James Potter I, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry

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

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Action/Adventure, AU

Tropes: Careers, Space Opera
Completed · Published: 16 Mar 2019 · Updated: 17 Mar 2019 · Words: 1417 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 0 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 65

Series: 2019 Collab, space opera au





Ginny Weasley, rebuilding herself in the wake of Tom Riddle.

 

For the Great Collab, theme: back from the brink and challenge: internalised oppression


Characters: Ginny Weasley

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry

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

Content Warnings (optional): Internalized Oppression

Genre: General

Tropes: Family
Completed · Published: 11 Mar 2019 · Updated: 12 Mar 2019 · Words: 1166 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 2 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 79

Series: 2019 Collab





There was nothing James Potter loved more than quidditch except perhaps winning at quidditch.

 

Unfortunately, this game was not going in their favour.

 

For HPFT's Great Collab, theme: back from the brink.


Characters: James Potter I

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry

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

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: AU

Tropes: Space Opera, Sports
Completed · Published: 08 Mar 2019 · Updated: 10 Mar 2019 · Words: 1093 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 0 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 104

Series: 2019 Collab, space opera au





Remus Lupin has been trying to hide his... affliction for the last year and a half. He should have realised he was doing a poor job of it, but it's not like he expected his friends to be fine with it.

 

For HPFT's Great Collab, theme 'back from the brink' and challenge 'internalised oppression'.


Characters: James Potter I, Peter Pettigrew, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry

FFT Groups: Ravenclaw
Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (Self-Harm)

Content Warnings (optional): Discrimination, Internalized Oppression

Genre: Angst, AU

Tropes: Lycanthropy, Space Opera
Completed · Published: 03 Mar 2019 · Updated: 05 Mar 2019 · Words: 1481 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 91

Series: 2019 Collab, space opera au





Neville Longbottom and Zacharias Smith have to team up to save Anthony Goldstein from himself. 

 

There are absolutely no feelings involved. Really.


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

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Drama, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Love/Hate Relationships, Rare Pair
Completed · Published: 23 Feb 2019 · Updated: 24 Feb 2019 · Words: 4143 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 4 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 21

Series: world's most useless boys





2018 Nargles winner for Best Description; runner up for Best LGBTQIA+.

blue and brown vague misty banner with an archway and the silhouette of a man

The tattoo on Sirius Black's wrist meant that he knew two things: one day, he would be loved, and on that day, it would all end.

 

for MadiMalfoy’s Soulmate AU and Random Prompt Challenge @ HPFT; banner by abhorsen. @ HPFT


Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black (HP)

Representation: LGBTQA

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot

FFT Groups: Ravenclaw
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Substance Abuse)

Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving, War

Genre: Angst, AU

Tropes: Soulmates
Completed · Published: 07 May 2018 · Updated: 15 Feb 2019 · Words: 7241 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 8 · Likes: 5 · Reads: 137

Series: last words soulmate au, facingthenorthwind sampler, Ravenclaw Nargles Winners





“I’m here as the executor of Walburga Black’s will,” Bellwater said without preamble.

 

“Sorry?” Sirius said, blinking a few times. “I wasn’t aware I was even still in — hang on,” he said, turning to Remus for some reason. “You only get an executor of your will if you’re dead, right?”


Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black (HP)

Representation: LGBTQA

Story Type: One-Shot

FFT Groups: Ravenclaw
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving

Genre: Angst, AU

Tropes: None
Completed · Published: 11 Feb 2019 · Updated: 12 Feb 2019 · Words: 2274 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 4 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 25

Series: everybody lives