FloreatCastellum
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Joined 07-31-15, id: 6993240, Profile Updated: 09-30-18
Author has written 14 stories for Harry Potter.

I'm Flo, yo

Follow me on Tumblr to ask me a question or to see snippets of upcoming chapters, thoughts on HP, and gifs I like under floreatcastellumposts. Also, check out the website harrypotterlongform for an interview with yours truly about fanfic and the making of Not From Others. Artwork for the Aurors done by the incredible anxiouspineapples

FAQs

Why are your updates irregular?

Because I have caring duties for my terminally ill mum and a full time job. I do appreciate that you are eager for more, and it is a compliment, but please be patient with me.

Why have you abandoned The Colour of Everything?

Secure in my mum's remission from cancer, I decided to draw on my experience and write a plotline where Remus's mum gets cancer. Then about 2 weeks later I found out mum's cancer is back and it is terminal. It's too close to home now. I may pick it up in the future, but for now it's on hiatus.

Why do you use apostrophes instead of quote marks? It's annoying, please stop.

Because I'm British and no, never.

Winner of multiple Mugglenet Fanfiction Quicksilver Quill Awards:

Best General Story (One-Shot) - Aunt Marge's Even Bigger Mistake

Judges comments:

We loved this fic for bringing us pure enjoyment. With laugh-out-loud moments and excellent characterisation, this is more than just your average humour fic. The characters are just right, not so over the top as to make them caricatures, but still undeniably unpleasant. Ginny is an absolute gem, and Harry's anxiety about seeing his family again is captured perfectly. The laughs are in the rhythm of the writing, and in the words that paint a picture ripe with comedy. Delightful.

Best General Story (Chaptered) - Not From Others

Judges comments:

With great writing and fresh characterisation, we loved the way this fic filled in those Seventh-year gaps. This fic gave us chills, excited and intrigued us. Ginny can be a difficult character to write, and we appreciated the way she was captured in this fic, giving us a window into her inner self and her experiences during that year at Hogwarts. The scope of this fic is astounding, and those of us who didn’t finish it during the judging process can’t wait to go back and read more!

Best Post Hogwarts - The Aurors

Judges comments:

We found this story original and new, gripping and exciting, and we couldn’t wait to read more of it! The action is great, the mystery tense and intriguing. We liked how it portrays Harry's transition from always having Ron (and Hermione) by his side to making it on his own and having to put his trust and faith in someone else. Theia is also a richly drawn character with her own past, quirks and flaws.

Best Romance (One-Shot) - The Moon and the Sea

Judges comments:

Stories about the last days of James and Lily are not uncommon, but this one stands out for its originality, simplicity, and poignancy. It gave us chills when we read it, whimsical and bittersweet, the relationship of parents with an infant who they are in love with as much as they are with each other, ending with the heart-dropping revelation of the date, the unexpected flash of tragedy in the midst of this peaceful, happy interlude. The romance shines through in the small moments, the easy back-and-forth dialogue, the little details and simple acts, and the way in which baby Harry is part of their love.

The following story was also nominated:

Best Non-Canon Romance: A Ship to Wreck

"Reason for Nomination: This is beautifully written and crafted. I love how all the allusions to the sea mirror the tumult of emotions that Padma experiences."

Thank you so much to the judges and the fanfic community, and congratulations to the other awesome winners and nominees.

Winner of Multiple SIYE Awards

The Burrow Secret Challenge (People's Choice) - The Secret Diary of Hugo Granger-Weasley, Aged 13 and a Half

The Burrow Secret Challenge (Most Humourous) - The Secret Diary of Hugo Granger-Weasley, Aged 13 and a Half

Silver Trinket Honourable Mention (Best New Story) - Not From Others

Best Drama 2017 - Hollow Ash

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Driving Miss Weasley by BigFatNo reviews
It should have been a simple task. Escort Ginny Weasley to her Quidditch match. But it all changes when Harry Potter rents the wrong car. What started out as a simple road trip between past lovers quickly turns into a hellish game of cat and mouse, and Harry and Ginny find themselves running away from a deadly group of mercenaries. #1 of 3 of the Elder Tales, which is now complete!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 28,658 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 4/29 - Published: 8/28/2017 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
Some Cuts Leave Scars by Melindaleo reviews
Not all wounds heal completely – many scars aren't readily visible. Join Harry and his friends as they journey through the year following the war, learning how to maneuver over hurdles both unique and lingering. An 8th-year sequel to the summer of These Cuts I Have.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 190,755 - Reviews: 577 - Favs: 573 - Follows: 404 - Updated: 6/14/2018 - Published: 1/4/2018 - Complete
Order Discusses Harry by LumosSword134 reviews
One-Shot. The Order is frustrated by Dumbledore's lack of information concerning Harry and especially the mysterious prophecy they all know exists - and yet nobody knows what it foretells.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,024 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 26 - Published: 12/28/2015 - Alastor M., Molly W., Bill W., Arthur W. - Complete
Harry Runs Into An Old Muggle Classmate by LumosSword134 reviews
One-Shot. Harry runs into a an old Muggle classmate from primary school while out in London with Ginny, Ron, and Hermione.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,378 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 1,148 - Follows: 313 - Published: 10/24/2015 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G., Ginny W. - Complete
A Little More Time by Jess Pallas reviews
DH Spoilers Was it possible to save two lives without altering history? Was it possible to given them a future twenty years after they had supposedly died? Teddy Lupin thought so...
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 123,353 - Reviews: 1605 - Favs: 1,734 - Follows: 464 - Updated: 1/20/2008 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Remus L., N. Tonks - Complete
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In Mendax reviews
Theia Higglesworth has reached a point of no return. Three years after she first met Harry Potter, she continues down a path that will change her life irrevocably in her hope to mend past mistakes. The final story in the Theia Higglesworth series.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Crime - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,174 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 238 - Updated: 8/14/2019 - Published: 5/2/2019 - Harry P.
A Great Wizard in the Making reviews
When Teddy Lupin turns seventeen, Harry wants to make sure he knows he is family. Pure, unashamed, sickening fluff. Canon compliant.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,734 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 36 - Published: 4/18/2019
The Cry reviews
In the blurred aftermath of the battle, Teddy just won't stop crying. Edit: Now with another chapter, as so many of you asked for more!
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,623 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 4/16/2019 - Published: 4/13/2019 - Complete
The Colour of Everything reviews
For Remus Lupin, the Order of the Phoenix offers thrilling adventure and a sense of purpose, but the bitter war with You-Know-Who may cost him more than he can imagine... A canon compliant account of Remus Lupin's life, from Hogwarts onwards.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 52,049 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 4/6/2019 - Published: 11/26/2016
Going Home reviews
A week after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry goes home.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,949 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 36 - Published: 4/1/2019 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G., Ginny W. - Complete
Hollow Ash reviews
When a mysterious woman comes to the Auror office claiming to be the victim of a terrible crime, Theia and Harry want to do everything they can to help her. The problem is, she has no memory of what has happened. As they piece together the sinister events, their own troubles and traumas rise to the surface, causing them to question who they really are. Sequel to The Aurors.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Crime/Suspense - Chapters: 19 - Words: 80,031 - Reviews: 423 - Favs: 448 - Follows: 532 - Updated: 3/25/2019 - Published: 12/29/2017 - Complete
Tired reviews
Life is exhausting without Fred.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,297 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/9/2018 - George W., Angelina J. - Complete
The Aurors reviews
The last thing Harry Potter wants is to be lumped with a trainee Auror, especially one that idolises him. As he guides her through the realities of being an overworked Auror and tentatively settles into adult life with Ginny, a dark plot brews on the horizon... Winner of Mugglenet's Quicksilver Quill Awards 2016, Best Post-Hogwarts.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Crime/Suspense - Chapters: 22 - Words: 100,465 - Reviews: 577 - Favs: 1,358 - Follows: 774 - Updated: 12/29/2017 - Published: 2/28/2016 - Harry P., Ginny W., OC - Complete
The Secret Diary of Hugo Granger-Weasley, Aged Thirteen and a Half reviews
Rose says that I am an oblivious moron, but would an oblivious moron have such a deep and sensitive diary? I don't think so. No one knows how I suffer in this ridiculous family. Written for SIYE's The Burrow Secret Challenge 2016, and inspired by Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,029 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 22 - Published: 9/14/2016 - Complete
Aunt Marge's Even Bigger Mistake reviews
Ginny persuades Harry to attend Dudley's wedding. Unfortunately, both of them forgot that Aunt Marge would also be attending. Winner of Mugglenet's Quicksilver Quill Awards 2016, Best General (One-shot).
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,875 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 1,281 - Follows: 290 - Published: 6/5/2016 - Harry P., Ginny W., Vernon D., Marge D. - Complete
Not From Others reviews
She may not have been able to join Harry, Ron and Hermione, but Ginny refuses to go down without a fight. As war approaches, Ginny returns to Hogwarts to resurrect Dumbledore's Army and face the darkest year the wizarding world has ever seen. DH from Ginny's POV. Canon. Winner of Mugglenet's Quicksilver Quill Awards 2016, Best General (Chaptered).
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 35 - Words: 133,362 - Reviews: 446 - Favs: 969 - Follows: 429 - Updated: 2/25/2016 - Published: 8/1/2015 - Ginny W., Luna L., Neville L. - Complete
A Ship to Wreck reviews
And good God, under starry skies we are lost... And into the breach we got tossed... And the water's coming in fast! Did I build this ship to wreck? (-Florence and the Machine) Padma/Astoria, for the Doomed Ship Challenge on Mugglenet FanFic. Warnings: Heavy alcohol abuse, mild sexual situations.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,737 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/11/2016
The Moon and the Sea reviews
On a cold autumn night, a dark-haired young man wakes his family to take them on an adventure. Winner of Mugglenet's Quicksilver Quill Awards 2016, Best Romance (One-shot).
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,339 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 27 - Published: 11/10/2015 - Harry P., James P., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Under the Southern Cross reviews
Rolf Scamander has ventured to a remote archipelago to study a rare and exotic creature. He did not expect to find any humans there.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,921 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 12 - Published: 10/5/2015 - Complete