Penname: Northumbrian [Contact] Real name: Neil
Member Since: 09/29/2011
Membership status: Member
Bio:
I'm only just an Englishman; from North of "the Wall," but South of "the border." The bit that most of England doesn't know is theirs.

I've been a fan for years, ever since I read book one, which is also when I suspected that Harry and Ginny would, eventually, be a couple. This was confirmed to me in the opening Chapters of CoS. I cannot read Dramione, Drinny, slash or, for that matter, any major non-canon pairing. If JKR says that's what happens, that's good enough for me. Why bother re-imagining?

I like action, rather than fluff, though I seem to write a lot of fluff.

I appear to be writing several stories. In fact, I’m only writing one. In chronological order (of events, not writing) my stories are:
The Hufflepuff late 1996 (COMPLETE)
Summer of '97: August 1997 (COMPLETE)
Fred and George's Busy Day: August 1997-May 1998 (COMPLETE)
The Pencil Portrait Problem (a Theodore Nott mystery): September-October 1997 (COMPLETE)
Tales of the Battle: May 1998 (COMPLETE)
Grave Days: May-September 1998 (COMPLETE)
What Luna Sees: December 1998 (COMPLETE)
Spontaneity: Sunday 28 March 1999 (COMPLETE)
Mistletoe Kisses: 31 December 1999 with flashbacks to 1995 (COMPLETE)
April Fool: April 2001 (COMPLETE)
Swimsuit Quidditch: August 2001 (COMPLETE)
The Question: February 2002 (COMPLETE)
The Question (Again): February 2002 (COMPLETE)
After Breakfast: 7 September 2002 (COMPLETE)
MIT: Hampstead Heath Corpse August 2003 (COMPLETE)
It takes Two: February 2004 (COMPLETE)
E.C.C.E.N.T.R.I.C. April 2004 (COMPLETE)
First Sight: October 2004 (COMPLETE)
Bare: October 2004 (COMPLETE)
Moon: March 2005 (COMPLETE)
Sleepless Night: December 2006 (COMPLETE)
Ginny’s Rival: March 2008 (COMPLETE)
Strangers at Drakeshaugh: September/October 2009 (in progress)
Owl Post: July 2016 (COMPLETE)
Centuries: 2080-2081 (COMPLETE)
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Stories by Northumbrian
After Breakfast by Northumbrian Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

The Wedding Breakfast of Mr and Mrs Ronald B Weasley is now over. It is time for the speeches. Ron's best man gets nervously to his feet...


Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Fluff, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: Family Matters
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4434 Read Count: 1164
[Report This] Published: 09/29/2011 Updated: 11/09/2011
Angelina by Northumbrian Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: In which Miss Johnson meets an old friend.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Angelina Johnson, George Weasley
Genres: Fluff, General, Romance, Tragedy
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4643 Read Count: 613
[Report This] Published: 02/15/2013 Updated: 02/15/2013
Anticipation by Northumbrian Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 [Reviews - 0]
Summary: One thing is certain, Ron Weasley will never be one of the first to arrive at platform nine and three-quarters, will he?
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3701 Read Count: 651
[Report This] Published: 05/12/2013 Updated: 05/12/2013
April Fool by Northumbrian Rated: MT - Mature Themes [Reviews - 4]
Summary: It's George's birthday, a day which is never happy. Will this birthday be any different from the rest?
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Angelina Johnson, George Weasley, Romilda Vane
Genres: Angst, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Hurt/Comfort
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4543 Read Count: 551
[Report This] Published: 02/14/2012 Updated: 02/14/2012
Aurors and Schoolgirls by Northumbrian Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

The Wizarding War is over.

Auror training has begun and Harry and Ron find that their lives are centred round London and the Ministry of Magic.

For Ginny and Hermione there is the inevitable return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Their lives are centred round schooling in Scotland.

Do these divided duos have different destinations and divergent destinies? When, where and how can these parted pairings meet? Opportunities are limited to holidays, Hogsmeade visits and school Quidditch matches.

This story is a sequel to Grave Days, although it stands alone and there is no need to read Grave Days first.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Mystery, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 46799 Read Count: 5805
[Report This] Published: 11/10/2012 Updated: 05/17/2014
Bare by Northumbrian Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

A short story:
All I ever wanted to do was fit in and be normal. I wanted friends, a nice boy, marriage and kids, the usual stuff. It wasn’t much to wish for.

 

Fighting a war can leave scars, and you can't always hide them.


Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Lavender Brown, OMC
Genres: Angst
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Angst
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4456 Read Count: 573
[Report This] Published: 11/10/2011 Updated: 11/10/2011
Beard Hunters - A Yuletide Tale by Northumbrian Rated: FG - Family Guidance [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Yuletide: ‘tis the season to be jolly! Unfortunately, for four and two-thirds Potters, jolliness is in short supply. Perhaps it is the season of:
Monkeys; fish and chip suppers; shopping in Knockturn Alley; a werewolf wearing glitter lipstick; a Moon in an eccentric orbit; Dung; snow; and a jolly fat man with a white beard.
Hopefully everything will work out.

Consumer Warning: Like many Christmas gifts, this may contain nuts/nut traces.

No Father Christmases were harmed during the writing of this story.


Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Albus Severus Potter, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, James (younger) Potter, Lavender Brown, Mundungus Fletcher, OMC
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: Family Matters
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13804 Read Count: 1385
[Report This] Published: 12/15/2011 Updated: 12/23/2011
Bikini Girls on Brooms by Northumbrian Rated: MT - Mature Themes [Reviews - 0] New!
Summary: Harry and Ginny travel to Portugal for sea, sand, sun, and something else.
Can Harry avoid being torn apart by Harpies?
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7745 Read Count: 196
[Report This] Published: 11/16/2014 Updated: 11/16/2014
Bloodstone by Northumbrian Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A tale of Dark Age Magic set in Rome, the fading capital of a once great empire and Gefrin, a tiny settlement on the edge of that empire.

Cenau doesn't want to die in the Amphitheatre, but escape seems unlikely. Will her friend Rhea be able to keep her promise? Can they escape?

Categories: Bad Moon Rising > The Founders
Characters: OFC, OMC
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General, Tragedy
Time Period: Founders
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3724 Read Count: 563
[Report This] Published: 07/13/2013 Updated: 07/13/2013
Brown by Northumbrian Rated: FG - Family Guidance [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Lavender Brown is not the easiest of people to get along with. Mark has managed to overcome the first hurdle, she has finally agreed that they are going out together. Now Mark faces another challenge.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Lavender Brown, OMC
Genres: Angst, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11548 Read Count: 1235
[Report This] Published: 06/05/2012 Updated: 07/28/2012
Centuries by Northumbrian Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

A series of ten one hundred word drabbles about my favourite couple.

MS word tells me that every chapter is exactly 100 words.


Categories: Remains of the Day > Drabbles
Characters: Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter
Genres: Angst, Comedy, Drabble, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: Family Matters
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 954 Read Count: 3756
[Report This] Published: 12/28/2011 Updated: 02/02/2012
Chaser by Northumbrian Rated: FG - Family Guidance [Reviews - 1]
Summary: As Angelina Johnson takes the Hogwarts Express back to school for her seventh year, she has a problem.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > Vacant Rooms
Characters: Alicia Spinnet, Angelina Johnson, Charlie Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Katie Bell, Lee Jordan, Oliver Wood, Percy Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Drama, General, Romance
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2729 Read Count: 656
[Report This] Published: 05/04/2013 Updated: 05/04/2013
Conceptions by Northumbrian Rated: MT - Mature Themes [Reviews - 1]
Summary: It's the 14th of February. Ron isn't stupid, he knows what that day is. But why is Hermione distracted, and what does Malfoy have to do with it?
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3676 Read Count: 707
[Report This] Published: 03/13/2012 Updated: 03/13/2012
Concerns by Northumbrian Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Hermione is pregnant, Ron is an idiot...
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Parvati Patil, Ron Weasley
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3397 Read Count: 666
[Report This] Published: 03/16/2013 Updated: 03/16/2013
Conversations by Northumbrian Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Ron and Hermione have some news.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: George Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Fluff, General, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Major Fluff
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2107 Read Count: 883
[Report This] Published: 07/15/2012 Updated: 07/15/2012