Espoir Noir
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Joined 11-11-07, id: 1419044, Profile Updated: 08-10-10
Author has written 13 stories for Harry Potter.

Two paths diverged in a wood,

And I took the one less travelled by,

And that made all the difference.

- Robert Frost

My pen-name is Espoir Noir, and I'm twenty years old. I live in Australia with my family and spend my free time reading and writing. Of course, my favourite book is Harry Potter and if I had to choose one it would probably be Half-Blood Prince (although Order of the Phoenix comes a close second). I also love Lord of the Rings, and at the moment I'm also reading lots of classics.

My current favourite pairing is Neville/Hannah, both to read and to write. I enjoy the challenge writing canon can sometimes be, but if something is written well, I don't care what pairing it is.

My favourite characters are Neville, Luna, Percy, Sirius and Remus. I love the stories behind the stories, so I tend to avoid the trio (or the quartet, if you like).

Please take the time to have a look at some of my stories, I appreciate any advice as I know I have a lot to improve on.

Thanks,

Espoir.

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There's no 'I' in Team by Elinai reviews
Katie Bell and Oliver Wood: they make a formidable pair on the Quidditch pitch, but it'll take some convincing by the Weasley's, Angelina and Alicia to prove they make an excellent pair off the Quidditch pitch as well. Hum, Rom, action. Longish story. COMPLETE (finally!)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 63,890 - Reviews: 267 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 1/7 - Published: 6/18/2007 - Oliver W., Katie B. - Complete
LeyLines by MizDazey reviews
Scars tell stories. Sometimes they are the result of a story; sometimes they are the story itself.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 11,394 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/20/2011 - Published: 2/12/2011 - Sirius B., James P.
Giving Professor Snape A Dose Of His Own Potion by rosai-gryffindor reviews
Someone has slipped Professor Snape a Love Potion, but for whom? And it isn't necessarily a girl...The Gryffindors are fed up with Snape treating them badly and decide to teach him a lesson. But what happens when their crazy plan spirals out of control?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,164 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 8/19/2011 - Published: 11/5/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
The Trials and Tribulations of a Hogwarts Squid by CousinCalamari reviews
Looking for a serious, angsty fic about Harry and the gang? You're looking in the wrong place! This is a very silly fic about the Giant Squid and his campaign to get the sewage system of Hogwarts to stop dumping waste in his front yard.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,464 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/8/2009 - Published: 8/28/2006 - George W., Fred W.
Class of 1998 by lydiamaartin reviews
The Hogwarts class of 1998 was, sometimes, closer than they appeared to be. Seven moments between several students, not necessarily friends, but not exactly enemies either. - gen
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,275 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/12/2009 - Hermione G., Blaise Z. - Complete
Merry and Bright by Lady Altair reviews
Twelve Christmases in wartime. Things might be broken, but they can still shine. Oneshots, various characters, pairings, and eras.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 9,843 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/3/2008 - Published: 12/1/2007 - Complete
Next by that dark-haired girl reviews
Ten facts, twenty people - a look into the next generation. *COMPLETE*
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 15,157 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 10/26/2008 - Published: 9/10/2008 - Complete
Weasley Weddings by Bad Mum reviews
The weddings of the Weasley siblings, as recounted by Victoire Weasley, aged about ten. Sober Universe, so the pairings and kids are mine not JKR's... Now complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,671 - Reviews: 313 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 5/31/2008 - Published: 11/6/2007 - Victoire W., Bill W. - Complete
Speeding Cars by cupid-painted-blind reviews
What if our luck has all run out?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,781 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/15/2008 - N. Tonks - Complete
Aftermath Before the Funeral by Bad Mum reviews
At The Burrow before Fred's funeral, the family are trying to cope. And failing... Each chapter deals with a different character. Rated T for bad language. Now complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 13 - Words: 9,695 - Reviews: 362 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 1/23/2008 - Published: 1/8/2008 - Fred W., Arthur W. - Complete
Twenty Things Albus Potter has never told Anyone by Winterlude reviews
Well, it's simply what the title says: twenty random things Albus Severus Potter has never told anyone. R&R!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,233 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 12 - Published: 11/30/2007 - Albus S. P. - Complete
Essence by My Sharpie Is Green reviews
The seven moments that defined Lily and Severus' friendship. [ONESHOT][DH SPOILERS][LExSS]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,596 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Published: 11/17/2007 - Lily Evans P., Severus S. - Complete
Lily's Light by Alydia Rackham reviews
After Lily Evans saves Severus Snape from James Potter's taunting, Severus reluctantly accepts her persistent friendship, and what he then discovers about himself takes him by surprise.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,103 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/14/2007 - Lily Evans P., Severus S. - Complete
Ghosts by Prieda Solo reviews
Everyone has ghosts that they need to lay to rest. And Neville discovers that sometimes the Afterlife is the best place to do it. Slightly dreamlike little oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,327 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 27 - Published: 11/6/2007 - Neville L., Severus S. - Complete
I'll Be Your Mirror by Gaby Black reviews
[Oneshot] The more distance Sirius puts between his family and himself, the more Regulus is eager to fit in. They both know it is a vicious circle, an endless whirl into which they are drowning, never to be back again. [To Cuban Sombrero Gal]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,755 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/5/2007 - Regulus B., Sirius B. - Complete
Bushes by touchtheskyx reviews
[OneShot] Wandering through the grounds on a perfect night,one might wonder what,or who, was rustling in the bushes. Sirius Black approached the bush, aware of his invasion of privacy, curious as to what was causing the poor bush to lose so many leaves.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 915 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Published: 10/24/2007 - Complete
Dreaming Through the Twilight by msmoocow reviews
Ariana: like a beautiful melody.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,021 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Published: 10/17/2007 - Ariana D. - Complete
Impressionism by My Sharpie Is Green reviews
Sometimes she feels like she's drowning in the loneliness. ANGELINAxFRED [ONESHOT][POSTDH]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 277 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Published: 9/7/2007 - Angelina J., Fred W. - Complete
In Our House, It Was Sorry by blueholly reviews
“There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn. Whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.” Richard Bach. LJ Oneshot
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,254 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/17/2007 - James P., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Remus & Harry on the 'What If's and Fate by SweetSouthernGal reviews
Remus and Harry seperately ponder fate. [Sometimes, I wonder if the Fates are against me :H] [The 'what if's are endless, James...They come, wave after wave, and I'm powerless to stop them...No man should ever feel so guilty :R] Written preDH, no slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,410 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 10 - Published: 8/6/2007 - Harry P., Remus L. - Complete
Never Quite A Fairytale by Lady Altair reviews
Living a fairytale would be easy if happy endings were free. Regulus Black will play the hero anyway, just this once. DH spoilers.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,424 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/5/2007 - Regulus B., Marlene M. - Complete
Reflection in the Pond by monitorscreen reviews
[Pre Deathly Hallows] How much of this is real? [Voldemort, Death Eaters]
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 538 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Published: 7/22/2007 - Voldemort - Complete
The Boy's Gone by M.S. Dae reviews
Despite how it might’ve seemed under different circumstances, she was only so strong. She was only one woman. One woman who had only them to live for… Molly Weasley lives her greatest nightmare during the war...collection of oneshots.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,884 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/16/2007 - Molly W.
Tale of a Time Long Gone by Star of the North reviews
We all know of them, for without them where would Hogwarts be? Bold Gryffindor, Fair Ravenclaw, Sweet Hufflepuff, Shrewd Slytherin. Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. complete
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 214,769 - Reviews: 600 - Favs: 446 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 1/31/2006 - Published: 8/29/2004 - Rowena R., Godric G. - Complete
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my star is fading reviews
they're young, and exuberant, and hopeful, and how can they possibly know that death is just around the corner?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,086 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/13/2011 - Published: 1/10/2011 - Dorcas M., Sirius B.
Only Twelve reviews
It is Christmas, and Astoria Greengrass is enchanted by cold, elegant Draco Malfoy
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 290 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/10/2010 - Astoria G., Draco M. - Complete
Still Alive reviews
"It wasn't supposed to be like this. Winning was supposed to be happiness and cheering and heart-breakingly joyous and all this feels like is losing." Alicia finds Lee in the aftermath, and breaks the news.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 571 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/10/2010 - Lee J., Alicia S. - Complete
Next Summer reviews
She never imagined it would be this hard. This summer she remembers, and tries desperately to move on. Written for the Reviews Lounge Summer Project.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 766 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/24/2009 - Hannah A. - Complete
Black Duty reviews
The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black has many stories. And many secrets. Charis Black must choose between the desires of her heart, and the necessities of her duty.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,486 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/24/2009 - Published: 2/11/2008 - Narcissa M., Andromeda T.
The Smell of Toffee Apples reviews
He smelt of toffee apples, that morning in the owlery. And she isn’t sure why that’s important. She isn’t sure why he is important.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 309 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8/2009 - N. Tonks, Charlie W. - Complete
101 Ways to Kill Umbridge reviews
Sick to death of his DADA professor, Ron decided to compile this list.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 7,657 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 391 - Follows: 257 - Updated: 7/27/2009 - Published: 12/3/2007 - Ron W., Dolores U.
If reviews
She's always been one third of a whole, now she's only a half. "If you fall, someone will catch you, or someone won’t. Sometimes, she longs for the latter." Written for the 'H' Challenge at HPFC.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 832 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/27/2009 - Andromeda T. - Complete
The Hardest Time reviews
Autumn, Winter, and Spring are bearable. For Percy Weasley, Summer is the hardest time. Written for the Reviews Lounge Summer Project.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 633 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Published: 7/1/2009 - Percy W. - Complete
Queen reviews
There were daisies in her hair the day he realised he was in love with Hannah Abbott." For the Reviews Lounge April List Challenge.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 936 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/27/2008 - Neville L., Hannah A. - Complete
Counting reviews
Ariana Dumbledore knows something is not right, but maybe if she could just count to ten things would be better. Warning: adult themes
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 577 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Published: 5/27/2008 - Albus D. - Complete
A Brother's Love reviews
There are two sides to every story. Even forgotten ones.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,857 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/19/2007 - Regulus B., Sirius B. - Complete
Saying Goodbye reviews
The agony of losing a sister can never be forgotten, no matter how hard one may try.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 840 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/18/2007 - Narcissa M., Andromeda T. - Complete