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[sticky post]Clue(do) Ficathon! HP Rare Pair Shorts.
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Hello everyone! Welcome back to rarepair_shorts & happy early spring!

We're going to kick off another low-key fest for the season, adapting it from the old mods, called:

CLUE(do) Ficathon!: a ficathon based on the board game Clue, also known as Cluedo.

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Posting will begin on the 1st of March and the Ficathon will end on the 15th of April. This is a self-posting fest. On February 28, we will make another post with the reminder, and all the tagging instructions.

Feel free to also leave prompts for other people to use! Tomorrow or the day after, we will also have pimping banners for you to promote the fest!

If you are totally confused and have NO CLUE (heh) what's going on, please ask questions!

FICATHON Pimping Banner!
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Join rarepair_shorts for a low-key self-posting fest!
Posting from March 1 - April 15

Clue(do) Ficathon: Pick your own (rare) pairing and mix it up with prompts provided.

Fics from 500-2500 words
Art: any medium
No sign up required!

More rules and info here

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Drabble: Beautiful, Harry/Astoria
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Title: Beautiful
Character Pairing: Harry/Astoria
Prompt: the most amazing sight
Rating: M15
Word Count: 137 words
Summary: She may not have been everybody’s dream but she was certainly his.
Author's Notes: not beta'd.
Link to Prompt Table: Here


Beautiful

DRABBLE: So Close, Yet So Far (Terence/Alicia)
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Title: So Close, Yet So Far
Pairing: terence/alicia
Prompt: children of the depression
Rating: M
Word Count: 500 words
Summary: Crystal flakes danced in the wind and around her head. So Peaceful. So serene. So deceptive.
Author's Notes: Beware of character death and a fate unknown.
Link to Prompt Table: here

Read on AO3 or below the cut.

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Mod Post: Winter Exchange Masterlist/Reveals
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Hello everyone,

this is the last post of the Winter Exchange with the reveals. I hope that you all enjoyed your gifts and we would love to see you next year! All the authors will be filled in on the posts over the next few days.


A Gift For darkhairedgirl : Impossible Love, (Ginny/Astoria, PG) by nereycamille
A Gift For leontinabowie : Sedated and Compliant, (Lucius/Harry, R) by digthewriter
A Gift For nereycamille: Epiphany, (Hermione/Fleur, G) by kiertorata
A Gift for ashes0909: Her Secret santa, (Hermione/Bill, PG13), by articcat621
A Gift For fangqueen: no anxiety, no agitation, (Blaise/Draco, G), by ideare
A Gift For digthewriter: Safe, (Sirius/Harry, M15), shiftylinguini
A Gift For articcat621: Love Never Fails, (Sirius/Hermione, PG13), by sirmioneforever
A Gift For the Comm: Baby It's Cold Outside, (Katie/Marcus, PG13), by rosevalleynb
A Gift For Flipflop_diva, On the Balcony, (Pansy/Daphne, PG), by leontinabowie
A Gift For shiftylinguini: Just My Luck, (Teddy/Scorpius, PG13), by fangqueen
A Gift For sirmioneforever: Our Solemn Hour, (Bellatrix/Rodolphus, PG13), by flyingharmony
A Gift For flyingharmony: It's Hard to Dance with the Devil on Your Back, (Lucius/Narcissa, PG13), by ashes0909
A Gift For kietorata: A Christmas Truth, (Ginny/Pansy, R), flipflop_diva
A Gift For ideare: Fancy Seeing You Here, (Ron/Blaise, PG13), by fangqueen

FICLET: Seeing Truth (Kingsley/Severus)
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Title: Seeing Truth
Pairing: Kingsley Shacklebolt and Severus Snape
Prompt: the banality of evil
Rating: PG
Word Count: 997
Summary: Part 1 of the King's Man Series. Begins during the First wizarding war.
Author's Notes: Content contains references to torture. Also, a huge thank you to goddess47 for the beta.
Link to Prompt Table: Prompt Table

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FICLET: Rich Bitch Fantasies (Ginny/Pansy)
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Title: Rich Bitch Fantasies
Character Pairing: Ginny/Pansy
Prompt: you should have warned me
Rating: R
Word Count: 717
Summary: Pansy does what Slytherins do best.
Author's Notes: Rated R for language and mentions of sex.
Link to Prompt Table: here

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Mod Post: That's a Wrap with a round up too
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Hello everyone!

I am sorry to have fallen of the face of the earth the last week. All gifts have been posted now and here is the roundup of the second half.

A Gift For Flipflop_diva, On the Balcony, (Pansy/Daphne, PG)
A Gift For shiftylinguini: Just My Luck, (Teddy/Scorpius, PG13)
A Gift For sirmioneforever: Our Solemn Hour, (Bellatrix/Rodolphus, PG13)
A Gift For flyingharmony: It's Hard to Dance with the Devil on Your Back, (Lucius/Narcissa, PG13)
A Gift For kietorata: A Christmas Truth, (Ginny/Pansy, R)
A Gift For ideare: Fancy Seeing You Here, (Ron/Blaise, PG13)
A Gift For rosevalleynb: see it all through a telescope, (Alicia/Terence, M15)


The reveals/masterlist will be posted in a couple of days,

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A Gift For rosevalleynb: see it all through a telescope, (Alicia/Terence, M15)
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Author: darkhairedgirl
Recipeint: rosevalleynb
Title: see it all through a telescope
Summary: We don’t always pick the ones we love, or the ones who love us. Alicia and Terence, through the years.
Characters/Pairing(s): Alicia Spinnet/Terence Higgs
Rating: M15
Word Count: 6166
Warning(s): Swearing, alcohol, allusions to canon violence.
Disclaimer: None of this is mine: anybody with a name you recognize belongs to Our Lady of the Horcrux Hunt, J.K. Rowling. Story title and inspiration comes from the song “Gotta Have You” by The Weepies.
A/N: Written for rosevalleynb. I hope you like it! :o)


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FICLET: Dishevelled, Discovered (Ginny/Pansy)
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Title: Dishevelled, Discovered
Character Pairing: Ginny/Pansy
Prompt: er... um...
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1110
Summary: Ginny and Pansy do a masterful job at hiding their relationship. Until they don't.
Link to Prompt Table: here

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A Gift For ideare: Fancy Seeing You Here, (Ron/Blaise, PG13)
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Author: fangqueen
Recipient: ideare
Title: Fancy Seeing You Here
Pairing: Ron/Blaise (Background: Blaise/Unnamed Male, Ron/Unnamed Male)
Rating: PG-13
Warning(s): EWE, Language, Mild Sexual References
Word Count: 1847
Summary: They didn’t work in the same department, and yet somehow it was like he couldn’t escape him. In the lift at work, in the breakroom, at his daily coffee run at the one bloody shop on his way in.
Author's Notes: To my wisher: a couple of the pairings you were looking for (and this one I wrote in particular ;)) are some of my favorites also, and I couldn’t have been happier about that! I based this on your prompt: “We met on a Sunday morning, both doing our walk of shame.” I got a bit carried away, and this ended up going a lot longer than I’d intended, but I hope you enjoy it! <3

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A Gift For kietorata: A Christmas Truth, (Ginny/Pansy, R)
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Author: flipflop_diva
Recipient: kiertorata
Title: A Christmas Truth
Pairing: Pansy Parkinson/Ginny Weasley
Rating: R
Word Count: 1,582
Summary: This was their first Christmas together. It was supposed to be wonderful and magical, but instead Ginny has never been this nervous in her life.
Author's Notes: Thanks to A for all the encouragement in writing a different pairing than normal. Thanks to the mods for hosting this fest and for being ever so patient with me. And thanks to kiertorata for all the awesome prompts — I tried to combine a few of them together. I hope you enjoy this! Happy new year!

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A Gift For flyingharmony: It's Hard to Dance with the Devil on Your Back, (Lucius/Narcissa, PG13)
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Author: trying to keep their New Year’s resolutions
Recipient: flyingharmony
Title: It's Hard to Dance with the Devil on Your Back
Pairing: Narcissa/Lucius
Rating: T/PG13
Word Count: 1114
Summary: Narcissa rarely enjoyed any display of emotional excess and still, she’d always adored Christmas.
Author's Notes: A quick thank you for my lovely betas over at the Fanfiction Discord, and amaranthium for sharing this lovely fic event with me. Also a special thanks to my flyingharmony who caused me to have Florence and the Machine in my head throughout this writing journey. I hope you like it!


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A Gift For sirmioneforever: Our Solemn Hour, (Bellatrix/Rodolphus, PG13)
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Author: flyingharmony
Recipient: sirmioneforever
Title: Our Solemn Hour
Pairing: Bellatrix/Rodolphus
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1610
Warnings: Memories of Azkaban, slight hints of insanity?
Summary: They meet in the shadows, becoming one with the night.
Author's Notes: Dear sirmioneforever, I really hope that you like this! It’s been a while since I last wrote Bellatrix and Rodolphus, but I have always wanted to go back to this very beloved pairing, and was so excited to see that you requested them! I hope that I did your prompt justice – it was a great pleasure writing for you. Thank you so much also to the mods for taking over and hosting this amazing exchange!

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A Gift For shiftylinguini: Just My Luck, (Teddy/Scorpius, PG13)
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Author: fangqueen
Recipient: shiftylinguini
Title: Just My Luck
Pairing: Teddy/Scorpius
Rating: PG-13
Warning(s): Age Disparity (26/18), Mild Sexual Content, Virgin!Scorpius, Pining, Brief Mention of an OC
Word Count: 1048
Summary: No. No no no no! They wouldn’t have, would they?! Unfortunately, he knew the answer even before he turned around and followed Teddy’s gaze up to the ceiling, where a tell-tale mistletoe, complete with bright red holly berries, and hung with a sparkly, gold ribbon, was dangling directly above them.
Author's Notes: To my wisher: you had me at hooking up in the cloakroom. <3 I hope you enjoy it~

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A Gift For Flipflop_diva: On the Balcony, (Pansy/Daphne, PG)
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Author:leontinabowie
Recipient: flipflop_diva
Title: On the Balcony
Pairing: Pansy/Daphne
Rating: PG
Word Count: 640
Summary: Pansy reflects on being in love with her best friend
Author's Notes: I hope you enjoy this! I adore this pairing so it was fun to write <3


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Mod Post: Week One Round Up
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Hello my lovelies!

I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and great New Year. We are currently half way through posting so I thought I would do a round up of all the fics we've posted so far.


A Gift For darkhairedgirl : Impossible Love, (Ginny/Astoria, PG)
A Gift For leontinabowie : Sedated and Compliant, (Lucius/Harry, R)
A Gift For nereycamille: Epiphany, (Hermione/Fleur, G)
A Gift for ashes0909: Her Secret santa, (Hermione/Bill, PG13)
A Gift For fangqueen: no anxiety, no agitation, (Blaise/Draco, G)
A Gift For digthewriter: Safe, (Sirius/Harry, M15)
A Gift For articcat621: Love Never Fails, (Sirius/Hermione, PG13)
A Gift For the Comm: Baby It's Cold Outside, (Katie/Marcus, PG13)


It's great to see so many people commenting, but please don't forget to comment on the gift made for you.

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A Gift For the Comm: Baby It's Cold Outside, (Katie/Marcus, PG13)
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Author: rosevalleynb
Recipient: rarepair_shorts
Title: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Pairing: Katie Bell/Marcus Flint
Rating: fiction T/PG13
Word Count: 2486 words
Summary: A snowstorm leaves Marcus stranded at Katie’s home. Considering his options, though, he very much preferred the freezing to death one.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to my beta ItsSpanner for keeping me from embarrassing myself. Any leftover mistakes are mine alone.

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A Gift For articcat621: Love Never Fails, (Sirius/Hermione, PG13)
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Author: sirmioneforever
Recipient: articcat621
Title: Their relationship hadn’t been easy, but they had worked at it and Hermione was glad that they did.
Pairing: Hermione/Sirius
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 1.1k
Summary: Love Never Fails
Author's Notes: Thank you to theimpossiblegl for beta’ing. To articcat621, I hope you like your gift.


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A Gift For digthewriter: Safe, (Sirius/Harry, M15)
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Author: shiftylinguini
Recipient: digthewriter
Title: Safe
Pairing: Sirius Black/Harry Potter
Rating:Mature
Word Count: 1,969
Warnings: angst with a happy/hopeful ending, post-war, Sirius!lives (mostly Deathly Hallows compliant, though), Sirius POV, reference to Canon deaths, reference to ghosts, bed-sharing, reference to sexual relations, cross generation relationship, age disparity.
Summary: He’s not James, Sirius tells himself as Harry gets into bed with him on a cold Monday night. He’s not James, but Sirius is not Padfoot anymore either.
Author's Notes:Dearest Dig, I hope you enjoy this, even though it might not be quite what you had wanted, and happy holidays! <3


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Drabble: Darkness, (Harry/Astoria, PG13)
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Title: Darkness
Character Pairing: Harry/Astoria
Prompt: without warning
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 400 words
Summary: I have a darkness inside of me, and sometimes I need to satisfy it.
Author's Notes: mentions murder, not beta'd.
Link to Prompt Table: here



Darkness

A Gift For fangqueen: no anxiety, no agitation, (Blaise/Draco, G)
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Author: ideare
Recipient: fangqueen
Title: no anxiety, no agitation
Pairing: blaise/draco
Rating: g
Word Count: 962
Summary: while all of hogwarts sleeps, blaise helps relieve the itch in draco's arm.
Author's Notes: this was challenging, but fun to write. i hope you enjoy it! also, a massive thank you to the mods for being so patient with me.

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A Gift for ashes0909: Her Secret santa, (Hermione/Bill, PG13)
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Author: articcat621
Recipient: ashes0909
Title: Her Secret Santa
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Bill Weasley
Rating: T
Word Count: 1,173 words
Summary: Hermione is ecstatic when she finds out that she's Bill's Secret Santa.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to my beta, KL. I like to imagine that this takes place during the Christmas season of Hermione's 6th year (Sirius doesn't die AU so Order parties are still at Grimmauld Place). Ashes0909, I do hope you enjoy this Christmas fluff.

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A Gift For nereycamille: Epiphany, (Hermione/Fleur, G)
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Author: kiertorata
Recipient: nereycamille
Title: Epiphany
Pairing: Hermione/Fleur, Hermione/Viktor
Rating: G
Word Count: 2141
Summary: “If it makes you feel any better, I just had the shoddiest kiss with a boy everyone is supposed to swoon over.”
Author's Notes: I was inspired by the bit in the beginning of the Yule Ball chapter in the books where Hermione complains about Fleur. A rather strong reaction in my opinion... I included several of your prompts, including teachers, big celebrations and a snarky Snape <3 I'm not so sure about the "plottiness", but hey, I tried! I hope you enjoy it, and have a great holiday! It hasn't been betaed, so any mistakes are mine.

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A Gift For leontinabowie : Sedated and Compliant, (Lucius/Harry, R)
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Author: digthewriter
Recipient: leontinabowie
Title: Sedated and Compliant
Pairing: Lucius/Harry and other pairings.
Rating: R
Word Count: ~600
Summary: Lucius takes the same drug as Harry and they live in a world that pleases them both.
Author's Notes: This is kind of dark, which is of course, what you wanted, but also not sure if I delivered correctly. I hope you enjoy this, leontinabowie, it was a pleasure to write for you. All my thanks to my beta, amorette


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