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Happy Birthday, [personal profile] tetleythesecond!

At long last, here is the fic you commissioned from me in the [livejournal.com profile] help_japan auction. I've actually been sitting on this (in various stages of beta) for the last two months, having weighed up finishing the editing quickly and posting with the surprise of 'happy birthday, here's 15K of Amelia Bones'. I decided on the latter, and hopefully by now the fic is the best it can be. I hope it was worth the wait. (And also, since you don't list your birthday on your LJ, that I and the mutual friend I consulted on the matter got the date right, since this will be hilariously embarrassing if we didn't!)

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] an_fhanai and [livejournal.com profile] cranky__crocus for betaing this for me. The former wins all the awards for most dedicated beta ever (here's hoping that the posting of your baby's 'ink and paper twin' might magically trigger your long overdue labour) and to the latter, thank you for listening to me ramble on about this story and not bopping me over the head with your cane while we wandered around London. The Auror's Oath in the fic is adapted from the Oath of Allegiance taken by English police officers. I hope that my historical references are oblique enough to convince my recipient the historian; any mistakes on that front are my own.

Enjoy!


Title: Scenes from a Very Special Friendship
Characters: Amelia Bones, Alastor Moody (mostly gen)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 15,800
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to view) : *Implied consensual sex between teenagers, queer identified character in a heterosexual situation, mild violence, untreated PTSD, character death*
Summary: These belong in Hufflepuff, Where they are just and loyal. A lovely sentiment for the Sorting Hat, and so very easy when you are seventeen. But how does it hold up in the wider world, or incorporate varying definitions of justice and loyalty?

Scenes from a Very Special Friendship )
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Title: Blindness and Stars
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 11,000
Pairing: Rita Skeeter/Amelia Bones
Summary: In the months following Voldemort’s first defeat, two women with similarly ambitious natures but very different ethics cross paths often enough that they decide to try walking together.
Warnings: Ministry politics? Abnormally large Hufflepuff population?
Author's Notes: Thanks to my fabulous beta, Katie! Written for Mcgonagallsgirl as part of the [community profile] hoggywartyxmas exchange.

Blindness and Stars )

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