My favorite excerpts from fics:
-Afterward, she'd smiled and said, "Congratulations on your inheritances." Harry thought this seemed a lot like saying "Congratulations on your face," because it wasn't as if they'd had anything to do with their inheritances, but again, he said nothing as she began to assign rooms. - from Sarcany Secrets by Sunset on Heartache (this made me giggle aloud for some reason.)
-"I *am* willing, else I would not be here." Exasperation tinged the Elf's tone.
"Willing!" Elrond nearly bit the word in half as he lost patience. - from In the Eye of the Beholder by ednesday-mc
-I mean, look at Snape. He hated my father. He hated me. But it’s impossible for me to hate him, it’s impossible to hate someone who loved your mother.” It spilled like coins on a table, overflowing the smooth edges, bouncing and spinning onto the floor. - from Harry Potter and the Quiet Life by marrj ( a Neville/Harry story that I found on AFF. Very sweet and well written. I found the idea of words and conversation being likened to coins spilling somehow charming and I like the fic so I decided to share.)
-"Are you going to wipe that insipid grin off your face any time soon?" Draco asked, as he, Harry and Ron walked about Hogsmeade, enjoying a well-earned break from revision. "You've been walking around all morning looking like a cherub on acid so either tell us what's making you so insanely happy or get rid of the manic smile." - from A Brave New World by Cithara
-"Like a bully. I mean, he probably taped half the town's butt cheeks together." Mark said with a scowl, indicating that he had been one of those unhappy few. Dean snickered, but Harry just frowned, wondering why anyone would stand still long enough to get their arse cheeks taped together. "Mine included."- from Confesions of a Male Escort by She Who Cannot Be Turned
-"Healer Carrington, get your arse in her right now!" Vera shouted as they appeared in the infirmary. She carefully placed Harry on the nearest bed and shouted for the Healer once more. - from Arcane Academy by ame3565 (I just love how nonsensically-inappropriate the typo makes this quote sound) ;>
-You'll never know until you try.
Neville had to agree he had a point. He hated when he argued with himself; he always lost. - from A Scholarly Pursuit by Acacia Carter
-Harry sat down heavily in the chair closest to Snape the cat, and idly started petting him.
"I think he's trying to drown his sorrows," Harry said, finding the petting movements to be rather therapeutic. "But sorrows are very good swimmers." -from A Grim Old Cat by oliver.snape
-Harry shook his head and turned to head back into the staffroom, in order to make a floo call to the headmistress. He caught sight of Luna talking to Malfoy, seemingly oblivious to his awkward attempts at flirting.
"Blondest babies ever," Harry muttered.- from Addition Alley Christmas by oliver.snape (this fic is rather mature in nature. just so you know but I loved the comment on possible malfoy-lovegood babies, I just had to share it.)
-"But it's to be expected," Narcissa said, her lip curling with ladylike distaste, "from a school run by Gryffindors."
"A great many atrocities are to be expected from such quarters," drawled Lucius's familiar voice, so posh it sometimes made Severus's teeth ache to listen to it. He always winced inside when Lucius pronounced 'years' with an 'h.'- from The Never-ending Road by laventadorn (I didn't know you could pronounce year with an H. I think this excert does a good job of describing the Malfoys, or at least Lucius, in very few words.)
-...and that Filch had just about had an apoplectic fit at all the mud they'd tracked through the castle (but Snape had sent him packing with a pithy remark that Fred said he'd treasure always). - from The Never-ending Road by laventadorn (aahh...Fred...)
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