Post by reneedarkbard on Oct 28, 2016 1:33:41 GMT 10
These short stories have been posted on other websites. Title: Bardlsey's Tales Type: Short Story Collection Characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasly, Hermione Granger, Amanda Bardlsey (OC) Relationships: George x OC Synopsis: Amanda Bardsley's father's dream finally came true. After years of travelling, he discovered a new herb that revolutionized Herbology. But the success of his dream cast Amanda into his shadow. And now that she is finally old enough to go to Hogwarts, Amanda is worried that her father's success will keep her in the dark.
Setting:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Movie) More Specifically: The trio's first potions class Main Characters: Harry, Ron, Amanda Synopsis: A first glimpse at eleven year old Amanda, and Amanda's first interaction with Ron and Harry. Excerpt:Amanda glared, swinging her foot back and aiming for Ron's shins. He yelped, "My ankle." But Amanda had grabbed her books and stormed off, "censored hell." She heard him say.
Setting: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Movie)
More Specifically: September-October in the movie Main Characters: Harry, Ron, Amanda, Hermione, Fred and George Weasley, Lee Jordan
Synopsis: Amanda’s first interaction with Draco Malfoy, and how she forms her first friendships. Excerpt:Amanda wanted to tell the Professor that she knew there were other ways. She wanted to tell the Professor that she had tried walking away from things and talking to grown-ups, but her brothers at home never stopped until she started kicking and hitting and biting. But she bit her tongue, for she had a gut feeling that the Professor wouldn’t care for her explanation.
Setting: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince More specifically: Christmas! Main Characters: Amanda Bardsley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley Synopsis: Amanda isn't excited to celebrate Christmas. Excerpt: There was one thing that had set her off. Amanda had wanted to slap herself when George admitted that there was a girl in the village he liked. She wasn't sure why she felt like keeping her mouth shut. Or, she was kidding herself. Her year had been dreadful so far, but this was like someone had made a mud ball and thrown it at her face.
Setting: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire More Specifically: Events leading to the Yule Ball + the Yule ball! Synopsis: The Triwizard Tournament comes with a Christmas Ball…but Amanda is not looking forward to it.
Excerpt: “Listen George,” Amanda finally said to George after they gave the password and entered the portrait hole into the common room, “Well, you don’t have anyone to go with and I don’t either. So I was thinking that if neither of us finds anyone, we could go together as friends. It’d be more fun that way,” Amanda swallowed. Her palms were suddenly getting sweaty.
“Aw, how adorable,” Fred chuckled, “teeny tiny is asking you to the ball. How mother would be proud.”
Post by reneedarkbard on Oct 28, 2016 1:53:00 GMT 10
One-Shot #1 - Daddy’s Little Shadow
“I don’t know if I want to do that,” Amanda muttered to herself after noticing the next class on her timetable. Potions. She tried to balance the cauldron she’d grabbed her room right after transfiguration along with her text book and timetable, but every now and then, Magical Drafts and Potions would slip unknowingly from her fingers and topple to the ground. Each time, she’d groan in frustration and rearrange the stuff in her arms to grab it. It happened so much that by the time she got to the classroom, most of the seats had been taken.
The only spots open were a few at the front near Draco and his band of goons, one or two scattered in the middle, and the back corner. It seemed odd that no one would’ve wanted that spot, but she settled for the seat farthest from the front.
Amanda effortlessly pulled her small, black cauldron on to the wire stand on the table in front of her. Other students seemed to share a displeasure. Most struggled to list it high enough to settle on to the table. A girl in front of her had already managed to get the cauldron on the table, but it fell from her arms as she attempted to put it on its stand. Amanda’s textbook slipped from her arms again and plummeted to the floor, but the sound of the book hitting the ground went unnoticed as the chatter in the room was thickening. The boy sitting a few seats to her left, gave her a unnerving scowl, then settled into his seat, becoming preoccupied with his book.
The book in his hands had a brown cover, and in silver writing she saw, “Baxer Britches Brew.” Underneath was a colourful moving picture of a female with with a golden hat tossing some sort of eye into a silver cauldron, and stiring slowly. She couldn’t recall hearing the title before, but the large pictures and print indicated something far less than academic. However, Amanda didn’t believe this to be polite enough to spurt that out, though she was tempted, and snatched her textbook off of the ground before taking her seat.
All at once, something filled her cauldron. She peered inside, and noticed a bubbling white foam forming at the surface. The room became hot and sweaty, it fogged up from the smoke coming out of her cauldron. She took one look around the room and noticed all the other cauldrons were the same as hers.
She was about to stand and get a better look when the door burst open. Amanda settled into her seat.
At once, the chatter fell and all she could hear was the heavy sound of footsteps stomping towards the front. A tall, black haired man with a black robe and a subtle expression caught her by surprise. Everyone seemed as taken back as she was, because every set of eyes followed the man as he strode to the front.
“There will be no foolish wand waving,” He said without looking at anyone, “or silly incantations in this class.”
He came to a halt once his feet hit the slightly elevated floor at the front. The light strewing through the window highlighted his face as he quickly turned to face the class, hands meeting each other and becoming intertwined.
“As such,” Professor Snape leaned against the dark wood podium at the front, “I don’t expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion making. However for those select few…” His eyes fell on a particular spot at the front, though Amanda didn’t need bother strain her eyes and see exactly who he had singled out, “who posses the predisposition…” He took hold of either side of his robes, bringing them to fold over each other so no one could see his shirt. He folded his arms over his chest, “I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory and even put a stopper in death.”
There was a long pause. Amanda heard whispers around her, the cauldrons contents bubbled and smoked, “Then again, maybe some of you have come to Hogwarts in possession of abilities so formidable that you feel confident enough to not pay attention…” Snape moved slowly towards the first row of desks, eying a boy who had been jotting something down in his book, “Mr. Potter,” Snape said slowly, approaching the boy where he sat, pausing, “our new celebrity.” He propped his hand against a pillar and didn’t attempt to hide his glare, “Tell me, what would I get if I added powdered root of asvildale and an infusion of wormwood?”
A girl’s hand snapped up in a flash, but silence followed.
“You don’t know?” Snape said quickly, “Well lets try again. Where would you look, Mr. Potter, if I asked you find me a Beasel?”
Again, the girls hand snapped up into the air.
Finally, a small voice said, “I don’t know sir.”
“And what is the difference between Monkswood and Wolfsbane?”
“I don’t know sir.”
“Pity,” Snape muttered, “clearly fame isn’t everything. Is it, Mr. Potter?” He walked back to the podium, fingering detail, “Turn to Chapter One.” And so it began.
At the end of class, Amanda jumped from her seat, grabbed her textbook and timetable (Muttering of course when she noted the next class) and pushed her way through the crowd. She was determined to find Harry Potter. By the time the classroom had emptied, she caught a glimpse of him at the tail end of the crowd. She darted after him.
“Harry Potter!” Amanda caught up to the boy, and he stopped. He had large spectacles and messy hair, and long black robes like everyone else.
The boy gazed at another beside him before looking back and responding, “Yes.”
Amanda quickly extended her hand, “Amanda Bardsley. Gryffindor.” Harry seemed reluctant at first to take her hand, but eventually reached out so they could shake. When they were done she smiled, “You’re a celebrity, you know that right? I’ve known about you for a long time! It’s cool meeting you…though I don’t think you fancy all the attention. It can be really annoying. Especially when the other person doesn’t shut up…” Amanda’s eyes widen, “Oh, I’m sorry. Sometimes I talk too much.”
Harry smiles, “It’s fine.”
Immediately she looked at orange haired boy with a vacant expression, “Who are you?”
“Ron Weasley.” He says, obviously taken back by the enthusiastic question.
Amanda extends her hand, “Hi Ron Weasley.” He takes her hand slowly and they shake, “Your hair is nice.”
“Th-thank you,” His eyes widen.
“Do you mind if I come with you to flying lessons?” Amanda asks quickly as the boys start down the hall.
“So, is it true?” Amanda started, walking beside Harry, “I mean, about You-Know-Who and…the scar.” Harry nodded and pulled his bangs up so she could see a thin scar in the shape of a lightning bolt, “Wow. That’s crazy cool!
“It’s been hard making friends,” Amanda started, walking beside Harry, “Everyone won’t stop asking questions about my father. He’s a herbologist. He flies all around the world, trying to find new plants for wizards to use. He’s quite famous, though I don’t understand entirely why anyone would care about plants. It hardly seems interesting…” Amanda sighed, “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have mentioned that…”
“No. It’s all right,” Harry said quickly.
“You see, I have three brothers. And they try to teach me stuff dad would. But boys are just annoying, no offence to you. You’re both all right. Older brothers are different. They nag and don’t listen. Especially since I’m a girl.”
“I know what you mean,” Ron said, “I have older brothers. They don’t listen to me either. Probably because I’m the youngest. I think Charlie’s the only one who doesn’t annoy me…”
“What does he do?” Amanda asked without hesitation.
He smiles, “He’s in Romania studying dragons!”
“Dragons!?” Amanda’s insides started to jump, “that sounds so exciting! Is it fun? Does he like it?”
“I think so,” Ron says, “he doesn’t say otherwise.”
“That sounds so cool. I know! I’ll work with dragons too! That would be such fun.”
“Hold on a minute!” Ron exclaims, “you can’t just work with dragons.”
“Well, it takes years of practice. Not anyone can do it,” He explained as they left the cover of the school into the warm weather, “Only wizards or witches like Charlie can do it.”
“I can do it!”
“It’s a mans job.”
Amanda glared, “I beat all my brothers at arm wrestling.”
“Look, you can’t handle-“
“Don’t you dare!” Amanda exclaimed, “I can beat you too.”
“Yeah right!” Ron glared, “besides, what does a stupid thing like arm wrestling have anything to do with dragons?”
“Try me!” Amanda ignored his question, put her books down and lay down on her stomach, anchoring her elbow on the ground.
Ron sighed, “This is rubbish.”
“Are you scared?”
“Am not!” He lay, dropping his books, “scared of a little censored game. Yeah right.” He grasped Amanda’s hand.
“One. Two. Three!” Amanda struggled against Ron’s firm grasp, and though his face turned red, his hand succumbed to hers, “I win!”
“You cheated!” Ron exclaimed, massaging his hand, “You’re a cheater you are!”
“I am not a cheater!” She jumped up, and he followed, “Admit it, you lost. And to a girl! A stupid girl.”
“You’re a cheater!”
Amanda glared, swinging her foot back and aiming for Ron’s shins. He yelped, “My ankle.” But Amanda had grabbed her books and stormed off, “censored hell!” She heard him say.
But she didn’t care, “He’s stupid anyway,” She muttered under her breath. It didn’t matter in the end. She’d probably never see him again.
Tell you what. I'll look into the stories i was writing and see if i can get one finished and up for you to read! Does that sound good?
Yeah! Thanks, thats so sweet!!
Hahaha! I'm glad this excites you xD I found the stories i was working on when i stopped. I'll try to find some time here and there to write them up. And if you have any ideas, please feel free to share!
Post by reneedarkbard on Aug 7, 2018 3:08:08 GMT 10
So here's another story. It's unfinished and a first draft. There's also a pairing change. This is a George x OC story (Still Amanda). Don't read if you haven't finished the last book/movie in the HP series because there are some major spoilers in the piece: IT IS LOCATED HERE
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