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Here are some drabbles I wrote for fictionland's Drabble Tree, which involved taking a sentence from the previous drabble and including it in your own. It was fun! I've bolded the sentence which I took from the previous drabble in each instance.

Mostly HP fic, with a few originals, a Sherlock fic and an X Files fic thrown into the mix for variety. Am I too obsessed with Harry Potter at the moment? Yes. Yes I am.

Title: Challenge Accepted
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): HP - Dramione

“You know, you can talk to me.”

“I know that,” said Hermione with composure, not looking up from the menu.

“Granger, just because your friends hate me doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself.”

“Malfoy, you know full well I’m only here because Ron bet I wouldn’t say yes.”

The boy rolled his eyes. “And heaven forbid perfect Miss Granger should ever let anyone win at anything.”

“That’s not true. I never win at wizard chess.”

She returned her gaze to the menu.

“Well then,” said Malfoy. “I bet you won’t enjoy yourself.”

Hermione met his eyes. “Challenge accepted,” she said.

***

Title: Fire and Flame
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): Original - Kate and Lexi

What was left of the bar was, in a phrase, on fire.

I looked around at the smouldering ruins, and then over at my roommate.

“What just happened?” said Lexi, who looked shell-shocked.

“Um,” I began, wondering how to explain. “There was… a disagreement.”

“With the God of Fire and Flame?”

“Actually, he was a demi-god.”

"I just wanted a nice night out," she said with a sigh.

“On the plus side, I bet you feel better about the break up,” I said, trying and failing to give a winning smile.

“You know what?” said Lexi. “I think I may do.”

***

Title: First Year Camping Trip
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): HP - Hermione, Fred and George

“What's going on?”

Fred and George looked up guiltily to see Hermione glaring at them, the effect countered by the fluffy dressing gown.

“Nothing, Hermione,” George said, casually pushing a tray of Fainting Fancies under the sofa.

“Whatever it may look like, we are certainly not testing out dangerous illegal
substances on first years,” said Fred.

“Because that would be very wrong indeed,” George said solemnly.

“Then why are you surrounded by bodies?”

“First year camping trip!” said Fred. “We’d normally take them somewhere more interesting than the common room, but...”

Hermione sighed. “It’s too late for this,” she said. “Just make sure they’re all alive in the morning.”

***

Title: Bored
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): Sherlock

John stared wordlessly around at the chaos. The front room was a mess. He had only gone out to buy groceries, but the room looked as though it had been the victim of a bomb blast – the curtains were in a heap on the floor, the furniture was overturned, and papers were strewn across the floor.

“Sherlock?” he called, trying to keep a note of anxiety out of his voice.

He jumped when the answer came from barely a yard away.

“What?”

John looked down to see his flatmate’s feet just sticking out from under the upturned sofa.

“What the hell happened here?”

“Bored,” said Sherlock.

“Of course,” said John.

***

Title: Something Unpleasant
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): HP - Lily and Snape

“James Potter is an ass.”

“You don’t need to tell me that,” said Severus, stretching out on the grass. “Any reason in particular?”

“The usual. He thinks he’s all that and a box of chocolate frogs. Today, I heard him telling his fan club about his last great Quidditch match, and please, if O’Neill hadn’t just been hit in the face by a Bludger, he would never have had half a chance of finding the Snitch.”

Severus laughed. “We should hex him,” he suggested.

“Something unpleasant,” agreed Lily, grinning at her best friend. She couldn’t imagine her world without him.

***

Title: Moustaches
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): HP - Dramione, Harry and Ron

They were trying to look inconspicuous, and failing at it spectacularly.

“Is that an attempt at disguise?” Draco said, raising an eyebrow.

“I suspect so,” Hermione said, also glancing at the table where her best friends sat. “They never got the hang of human Transfiguration, because I wouldn’t give them my notes.”

“They certainly missed the section on moustaches,” said Draco.

“I don’t know,” mused Hermione. “I think Ron’s is pretty impressive. If he wanted to look like he was balancing a niffler.”

She waved. Harry and Ron ducked at once behind the menu.

“You know, Granger, you’re not so bad,” said Draco.

“You’re too kind,” Hermione said, rolling her eyes.

***

Title: Fish and Chips
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): Original - Kate and Lexi

“I wonder if they make fish and chips here,” said Lexi.

I frowned at her. “Lex, you’ve been vegan longer than I have.”

“Yes,” said Lexi, with the deliberately careful speech of the just-past-drunk. “But I am quite a lot drunk right now. And the love of my life turned out to be really really evil and she’s dead now and I’m really sad, and I want fish and chips.”

I put an arm around my best friend’s shoulders. “Good point,” I said. “But I’m afraid you’re out of luck anyway, Lex.”

“Why?”

“Because this is a book shop.”

“Oh.”

***

Title: Flying
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): HP - Hermione and Ginny

“I don’t like this, I DON’T LIKE THIS.”

“You’re still on the ground.”

“I know that,” said Hermione, giving the broomstick a wary look. “I’m just anticipating not liking this.”

Ginny sighed.

“Now mount and kick off,” she said, demonstrating.

Hermione managed it, although she was sure her terror showed on her face.

“There,” said Ginny, soothingly. “Now we just go a little higher…”

Hermione squeaked as she rolled over, clinging to the broom upside-down.

“Grip with your knees,” said Ginny. “You’re not going to let gravity win are you?”

And, just like that, the world righted itself.

“All right,” Hermione conceded. “Maybe this isn’t so bad.”

***

Title: Grapevine
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): HP - Lily and Snape

She heard, through the grapevine, that he’d become a Death Eater. She couldn't be surprised, not any more. But to have it confirmed still hurt. It felt like losing her best friend all over again. The letter had been from an old school friend, and Lily hadn’t liked the hint of I-told-you-so glee that lurked just beneath the apparent expression of concern.

So Severus Snape was well and truly a Death Eater. She knew it wasn’t her fault, and yet…

She shook herself. There were things to do. She wouldn't think about all she'd lost in those few seconds, or she wouldn't be able to move on.

***

Title: Mancala
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): X Files

“I don't get it,” he said.

“Mulder, it’s really simple. You pick up the stones, drop them into the wells – ”

“No, I understand mancala,” he said. “What I don’t understand is what happened with that shapeshifter guy.”

Scully had hoped this wouldn’t come up.

“You would totally have kissed me,” said Mulder.

“It wasn’t you!” said Scully quickly. “Anyway, it’s your turn.”

Mulder ignored the game, grinning infuriatingly at her. “Yeah, but you thought it was me.”

“I was drugged,” she said, but she could feel herself blushing.

“Sure you were,” said Mulder, with a wink.

“Just play,” growled Scully. She was never going to live this down.

***

Title: Not Him
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): HP - Lily and Snape

“Not him.” He hated himself for the note of pleading that had crept into his voice.

“Sev…” Lily stood before him, arms folded defensively as though she expected him to attack her. That hurt almost as much as her words. He longed for her to tell him it wasn’t true.

He tried to speak, but no words came out. “I thought you didn’t even like him,” he said at last.

“He’s changed,” said Lily. And so have you, he knew she was thinking.

He blinked away childish tears. “Then I hope you’re happy,” he said, turning to go.

“Sev, wait – ”

But he had heard enough.

***

Title: Hallowe'en
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): Original - Kate and Lexi

“Lex, I’m sorry… I have to go. I have to – well, would you believe me if I told you I had to stop a zombie invasion?”

My friend raised an eyebrow at me.

“Zombies? On Hallowe’en?”

I nodded. “Either that or Tim’s really messing with my head.”

“I know you wanted an excuse to get out of the party anyway,” Lexi said with a sigh. “Off you go.”

“But I love making awkward small talk with acquaintances!” I said. “But seriously, Lex, I’m sorry. Next time, ok?”

“Next time,” said Lexi. “Now go and save the free world from zombies.”

***

Title: Chance Meeting
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): HP - Neville/Luna

Neville swallowed. He wasn't prepared for this, for her. Seeing her again brought back so many memories, all the things he wished he’d been brave enough to say when they’d been at school together. But he hadn’t known how, and somehow the time had slipped away, and he had never told her.

She had seen him, and she waved from across Flourish and Blotts. His heart beat furiously as he approached her. He was sure she would notice him shaking.

“Hello,” she said, turning to him with a brilliant smile that did nothing to ease the turmoil he felt.

“Hi, Luna,” he said, as casually as he could manage. “How have you been?”

***

Title: Just This Once
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): HP - Lily/James

“Have you come to be obnoxious?” Lily said, not looking up.

“Actually, I came to talk to you.”

“Same thing.”

James pulled out the chair opposite hers, dropping his voice to a whisper as Madam Pince glared at him. “I wanted to ask you for help.”

Lily did look up at this. “I thought you were perfect at everything,” she said, raising her eyebrows.

“Very funny,” said James. “But seriously. Will you help me with Charms? I can’t get the Disillusionment Charm right, and you’re the best in the class.”

Lily stared at him, waiting for the punchline, but he seemed sincere. “Fine,” she said at last. “But just this once.”

***

Title: Homework Help
Author: eponine254
Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): HP - Lily/James

“Oh, good, you're back.”

“Anyone would think you weren’t happy to see me,” said James, grinning.

Lily just rolled her eyes. It was the sixth time that summer that Potter had invited himself to her house for homework help. “I wouldn’t have thought anyone could be this bad at Charms. Show me your essay.”

James handed her a grubby roll of parchment, which Lily skimmed. “If anything, it’s worse,” she said. “You’re going to need to spend way more time on this.”

“Then I suppose I’ll just have to come back again.”

“I suppose you will,” said Lily.

Strangely enough, she found that she didn’t mind at all.

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I really enjoyed Fish and Chips (oh, I've had nights out like that!) and First Year Camping Trip because I have a soft spot for the twins.

Lovely what you can do in ~100 words :)

Thanks! I also have a soft spot for the twins. :)

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