To write the ultimate 7th
year Ron/Hermione fic. Harry's quest is nearing an end, but along the way his best friends discover a new beginning with one another. Over the past six years we have seen them bicker and balk, but they have been unable to deny their growing attraction to one another. Before Harry completes the prophecy and the story ends, Ron and Hermione must truly confront their feelings and decide whether it is better to play it safe and remain friends or risk everything for a more intimate relationship.Half-Blood Prince
finally confirmed once and for all that our ship is very sea-worthy, and we feel that now is the most opportune time to direct some wind into those sails and get the Good Ship sailing - finally
. Book six provided us with enough to whet our appetite and now it's up to fandom's authors to explore myriad different possibilities for getting Ron and Hermione to truly connect and move forward together.
Year Seven will see the two supporting Harry on his quest for the remaining Horcruxes, and Ron and Hermione will surely have a journey of sorts themselves along the way.
Gone is the safety of Hogwarts. A war is raging, people are dying, many are missing, and not everyone is as they seem. Which will prove more trustworthy? The heart or the mind? There is no more child's play. The state of the wizarding world is precarious and real
Ron and Hermione must overcome a great many obstacles and learn to work together. Harry is depending on them.Rules:
*Fics must follow Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
. Your story does not need to encompass the entire year, or even touch on every issue raised left unresolved in HBP. However, all fics do need to have the same starting point, the one JKR presented at the conclusion of HBP. As JKR left off in HBP, Harry, Ron, and Hermione plan to set out after the remaining Horcruxes. You should start from there, and may go anywhere from that point as you like.
*All fics must be a minimum of 40,000 words. There is no maximum word count.
*Please maintain the characterisations that JKR has set up for Ron and Hermione over the course of the past six books. If there are radical shifts in characterization, they need to be extremely well-supported and plausible.
*Fics should be rated PG-13 or higher. Those who are not of legal age in their country of residence should write fic with a rating appropriate of their age.
*Rough drafts are due by January 16, 2006. Final beta'd versions must be turned in by February 12, 2006. Send drafts to sugarandginger [AT] gmail [DOT] com.
*All entries that meet qualifications will be illustrated by excellent and talented fandom artists. Fic and art will be archived on March 1, 2006 [Ron's birthday!], on a site that will be designed specifically for this challenge.
*Please do not post or archive your work anywhere else prior to March 1, 2006.
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