| ||Rating: 15+||Story Reviews: 97|
Characters: James (II), OC
Genre(s): Romance, Action/Adventure, Young Adult
Era: Next Generation
Status: Work In Progress|
First Published: 2014.06.09
Last Published Chapter: 2017.08.09
Last Updated: 2017.08.09
Favorite Story Of: 45 users
| ||Advisory: Contains profanity, Scenes of a mild sexual nature, Sensitive topic/issue/theme|
|The HPFF Dobby Awards: Winner - Best Diversity (2015)|
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Alba Williamson is a cross-word loving Ravenclaw in her seventh year at Hogwarts. Pity is her nemisis, and pride is her guiding light. Determined to keep her head up through thick and thin, she struggles with the challenges of cerebral palsy. Though her best friend James helps as much as he can, things are sure to change with the Triwizard Tournament right around the corner.
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Stand tall. Easier said than done. But as Alba painstakingly pulled one leg, and then the other, up off the floor, she lifted her chin a little higher. Left. Right. Left. Right.
Her eyes met with James’s for just a moment and she glared at him, a little satisfied that he looked half as miserable as she felt, mouth pulled taught, obviously ignoring the smiling mates he had about him. Served him right, turning her in to Pimbly. With a slight shake of her head she turned back around and headed out the doors, one crutch and foot after the other.
“Well, at some point, you just pull off the band-aid, and it hurts, but then it’s over, and you’re relieved. You heal. The potions are my band-aid, and my leg,” she looked down at the angry red mark in her calf, “it needs to breathe.”
|5||Don't Wish, Don't Start
The days tick by, until finally, the Champions are announced.
|6||Wishing Only Wounds the Heart
“She’s expecting you,” a gargoyle said innocently enough from before her. Alba shook herself back to the present and waited for the staircase to raise upwards, creating a path to the office above.
|7||Blithe Smile, Lithe Limb
†"Opinions are to be kept to yourself." The Mediator had a bad habit of getting quieter when he really wanted you to be listening. Several students were leaning forward to catch his last words. " Facts are educating... Opinions are gossip. I do not†gossip." He spit the last word, and Alba imagined that were he actually flesh and blood, he might've spit on Ben.†
|8||She's Who's Winsome
He was tall, at least six feet, and athletic, though thinner than the Roux boy from Beauxbatons. His hari was a dirty blonde, straight, and cut in a fashionable, uneven way that made it look much more disheveled than it actually was. Being friends with James, she knew what actual messiness looked, and what he had was certainly manufactured.
|9||She Wins Him
“These token from us, your judges, are the standard by which you will be measured. Take good care of them, this is the only clue you will recieve. On December first, you will present yourself for the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. Good Luck!”
|10||There's a Girl I Know
“On the count of three-”
|11||He Loves Her So
|12||I Wasn't Born for the Rose and Pearl
One two three, one two three… Alba intoned, trying to keep time with the music while balancing on her borrowed shoes. “It’s the hair isn’t it?” She asked him, confident there were now enough couples twirling around in colorful dress robes to not notice if they were out of time a little bit.
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