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Harry Potter

Peter Pettigrew

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The End of the Beginning by Mariner

A page-turner of a crossover novel, featuring an interesting external view of the Marauders in adulthood plus a surprisingly persuasive mixture of the Joss- & Potterverse magics (BtVS/HP)

[Added 09/10/2005; Drama; >50,000; Harry Potter; Characters: Rupert Giles (BtVS), Ethan Rayne (BtVS), James Potter, Lily Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Voldemort, Peter Pettigrew, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Severus Snape, Lucius Malfoy; Crossover]

Every Day This Week by Predatrix

'Severus, surprisingly enough, hated Quidditch.' In an unexpectedly plausible move, Predatrix makes the young Snape borderline autistic; the result is heartrending, as the eleven-year-old tries to conform to Hogwarts' expectations

[Added 01/12/2005; Character Piece; 6000-20,000; Harry Potter; Characters: Severus Snape, Argus Filch, Sirius Black, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Minerva McGonagall]

slaughter-dew by Andromeda311

'If he does it right - twenty-five steps from the door of the Great Hall to his seat, right in front of the window, closest to the wall; room for fifteen people between his and the end of the table either way; his plate arranged into a perfect pentagon, because fives are safe numbers - if he does it right, then the images don't come.' An unusual take on Peter's long slide into betrayal, via an obsessive–compulsive disorder that never quite manages to justify his actions

[Added 09/05/2015; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Harry Potter; Characters: Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, Lily Evans, James Potter]

'Twas Brillig, and the Slithy Toves by Kaydee Falls

'Carroll was actually a wizard, you know. Taught at Hogwarts for a year or two, I think. Care of Magical Creatures.' Neat characterisations of all four Marauders as they pass on the torch, and the dialogue just bounces along

[Added 13/02/2006; Drama; 2500-6000; Harry Potter; Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks, Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley, Molly Weasley]