Purple Cat

Fic: 'Past the Port', Minerva McGonagall, Horace Slughorn, Rubeus Hagrid, PG

Title: Past the Port
Author: purplefluffycat
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Horace Slughorn, Rubeus Hagrid. Various pairings mentioned, but nothing explicit.
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~5400

Two things of which Minerva was very fond were propriety and Scotch. It was so rare these days, she reflected, that Scotch got a look-in.

A story about the trials of life, the joy of experience, and the importance of friendship – in which Horace soul-searches, Hagrid blushes, and Minerva surprises them both.

Warnings: Tipsy professors?

Author's Notes: This was written for miss_morland in the 2013 edition of the delightful hoggywartyxmas fest. I tried to include a few of Miss M's different prompts, here: ‘McGonagall/older woman,’ ‘Someone spends Christmas alone, against their will,’ and ‘The Little Match Girl’.

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Purple Cat

Fic: 'Friends Forever', Sybill Trelawney/Alecto Carrow, R

Title: Friends Forever
Author: purplefluffycat
Characters/Pairings: Sybill Trelawney/Alecto Carrow
Rating: R
Warnings: Brief threat of violence
Word Count: About 3000
Summary/Description: Bad relationships don't necessarily start out that way.

Author's Notes: An unlikely pairing, generated by daily_deviant's 'alternate pairing' challenge. (the mods' wobbly smiley says it all: "o_O") - but the more I thought about these two, the more that a history between them made some sense. I hope you like what I've come up with, here.

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Purple Cat

Fic: 'His, To Reason Why', Apollyon, Arabella/Fabian/Gideon, Bellaxtrix/Voldemort, Remus/Sirius, etc

Title: His, To Reason Why
Author: purplefluffycat
Characters/Pairings: Apollyon Pringle, Arabella Figg/Gideon Prewett/Fabian Prewett, Bellatrix Lestrange/Lord Voldemort, Dolores Umbridge/Lucius Malfoy (unrequited), Remus Lupin/Sirius Black, Argus Filch
Rating: R
Kinks/Themes Chosen: Padlocks
Other Warnings: Chastity devices, incest between brothers, masturbation, mild BDSM
Word Count: About 2600

Summary/Description: Apollyon gave the address differently, depending on who was asking. He had two different business cards – one bold, loud and innocent, and the other understated in neat, black script – and two different front doors. Upon both, however, were the same simple words: Apollyon Pringle. Locksmith.

Author's Notes: This was written for daily_deviant's theme, 'Padlocks'. Initially, I thought of a number of ways this could go; luckily Apollyon let me have a go at including several of them! Quite a lot of thinkerty-thoughts to go with the erotica, this time.

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Purple Cat

Fic: 'The Reluctant Phoenix', Minerva/Albus, Horace/Elphias, Albus/Horace, NC-17

Title: The Reluctant Phoenix
Author: purplefluffycat
Pairings: Albus Dumbledore/Minerva McGonagall, Horace Slughorn/Elphias Doge, Albus Dumbledore/Horace Slughorn
Rating: Up to NC-17 (although most of the story rates lower)
Word Count: ~23,600
Warnings/Content Information: Cross-gen - teacher/student (Minerva is 18), infidelity in secondary pairing.

Summary: Albus thought that he was a non-running member of the human race when it came to romantic relationships. If pushed, he would have said that he was the kind of wizard who preferred wizards. -All that, of course, was before Minerva came along.

Author's/Artist's Notes: Thanks to dueltastic for such open-ended and thought-provoking prompts; this was written for her in the 2013 edition of the excellent hp_beholder fest. I tried to incorporate elements of the following suggestions into this story: "non-traditional relationships, things people make work in their own ways when it's not obvious how or why it does", "eras and places we see only hints of in canon", "age differences being acknowledged", "blurry definitions" and "fluidity in gender roles and sexual orientation." I hope you like the result :-)

The Reluctant Phoenix
Purple Cat

Fic: 'Cassandra's Gift', Sybill Trelawney, Luna Lovegood, G

Title: Cassandra’s Gift
Author: purplefluffycat
Characters: Sybill Trelawney, Luna Lovegood
Rating: G
Word Count: ~2700

Summary: In front of her lay the free copy that she had been promised – the people at The Quibbler were very nice; so very much nicer than those horrid scribblers at The Prophet… and here it was in print, word-for-word, exactly as Sybill had spoken it.

Author's Notes: This was written in response to vaysh’s prompt, ‘Fic that explores Sybill's Seer talent’, in the excellent hoggywartyxmas fest. Despite Minerva's taunting on the subject, I’ve managed a little more than a drabble!

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Purple Cat

Fic: 'One All', Minerva McGonagall/Rufus Scrimgeour, NC-17

Title: One All
Author: purplefluffycat
Pairing: Minerva McGonagall/Rufus Scrimgeour
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/Kinks/Themes: Banter, long hair, partially-clothed sex
Word Count: About 8200

Summary/Description: In a relationship based around scoring points, what can ultimately be won?

Author's Notes: This story was written for kelly_chamblisskelly_chambliss in the daily_deviant Kinky Kristmas fest. It grew from the prompt, ‘what could entice Minerva to have sex in the staff room?'

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Fucking girly girl and I'm not sorry

Fic: These Women And Their Wars (James Bond Crossover, PG)

Fic: These Women And Their Wars
Fandom: Harry Potter/James Bond
Rating: PG
Words: 1761
Warnings: None.
Notes: Inspired by my beloved milliways_bar, which in turn was inspired by the restaurant created by Douglas Adams. Beta-ed and characterisation-checked by the very kind sp4ztard.
Summary: Two women meet at Milliways, the bar at the end of the universe where anyone can be. Minerva McGonagall may not have a name for the woman with whom she’s drinking tea, but she still knows very well who and what she is.

("I’ve said it before," remarks the slighter of the two women, stirring her tea viciously, "But I really do miss the Cold War.")
Donna = more awesome than you'll ever be

Fic: The Goddesses of Broken Causes (Crossover: Captain America/Harry Potter, PG)

Fic: The Goddesses of Broken Causes/One Honest Relationship
Fandoms: Captain America (2011)/Harry Potter
Genre: Crossover
Rating: PG
Words: 1806
Warnings: None. Spoilers for both canons.
Beta: alas_a_llama, who is awesome.
Notes: Set while Peggy and Cap are in France; completely ignores Pottermore’s information on Minerva’s backstory, because I thought it was rubbish.
Summary: Minerva McGonagall and Peggy Carter find their own ways of navigating their wars.

(The first witch Peggy Carter ever meets is standing straight-backed and cheek-scratched in a French forest, primly re-plaiting her long black hair.)
Donna = more awesome than you'll ever be

Fic: Leda's Daughters (Gen, PG-13)

Fic: Leda’s Daughters
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Ginny Weasley, Cho Chang, Susan Bones, Angelina Johnson, Alicia Spinnet, Katie Bell, Minerva McGonagall
Rating: PG-13
Words: 1804
Warnings: Only what you’d expect from the Battle of Hogwarts – spoilers included.
Notes: Beta-ed by alas_a_llama. McGonagall’s Quidditch-playing past is taken from Pottermore info. POVs featured are Ginny Weasley, Cho Chang, Angelina Johnson and Minerva McGonagall, in that order.
Summary: In the midst of battle, the women of Hogwarts dream of flying.

(They have all flown. They will all fly again.)
Purple Cat

Fic: 'In the Half-Light', Bellatrix, R

Title: In the Half-Light
Author: purplefluffycat
Character/Pairing: Bellatrix, with Bellatrix/Voldemort (largely unrequited)
Rating: R
Warnings: Allusion to sexuality arguably before the age of consent, allusion to violence and murder (all non-graphic), Bellatrix's interpretation of Christian imagery.
Word Count: About 1300
Summary/Description: ...Yet sometimes, when it is early and quiet, and the dawn stains her bedchamber grey, Bellatrix might remember...

Author's Notes: Written for the theme 'sacrifices' in daily_deviant, with Bellatrix as a character, I somewhat surprised myself with this introspective - perhaps even humanizing - little piece. I’ll be interested to see what you think :-)

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