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Challenge Issuer(Current Donor)Sulien
Challenge NameWindflowers
Challenge TypePersonal Challenge
Category Harry Potter > Willow-Centered > Pairing: Sirius Black
DescriptionThis idea is for a BtVS/HP crossover, set just after the season six episode "Grave" for Buffy, and just after the events of Prisoner of Azkaban for Harry Potter.

Willow is having trouble controlling her magic, and her emotions are still very raw with grief. She is in Giles' garden, singing a song softly to herself, and accidentally conjures forth a very rare, mystical flower with a truly mesmerizing scent. A soft breeze carries the scent of these flowers to Sirius Black, who is wandering nearby in the form of Padfoot and recognizes it as something he and his friends once encountered in the forest near Hogwarts. Sirius follows his nose to Giles' garden, where he encounters Willow. Sirius senses Willow's nearly unrestrained power (and of course her near overpowering grief) and decides to help her. Whether a romance develops is up to the author who takes up this challenge, as are the rest of the plot details.

This is a songfic challenge, based on the old Seals and Crofts song "Windflowers". I hope someone runs with it, because I think this could be a beautiful story. Here is a link to a short video of a live performance so that you can hear the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTnpF_q9J_M

Here are the lyrics:

Windflowers, my father told me not to go near them, he feared them always,
Said they carried him away.
Windflowers, I couldn't wait to touch them, to smell them, I held them closely.
Now I cannot break away.

Their sweet bouquet disappears like a vapor in the desert. Take a warning, son.

Windflowers, their beauty captures every young dreamer who lingers near them.
Ancient windflowers, I love you.
Challenge Date3 Dec 06
Last Updated17 Jan 10

Challenge Responses

"...And one of the things he regrets the most as he gets older, as blustering youth is well and fully over and he has far to much time to think while waiting for the War they all know is coming to start again, is his brother."
Only the author can add chapters to this story Harry Potter > Willow-Centered > Pairing: Sirius Black • smolder • FR15 • Chapters [1] • Words [2,311] • Recs [0] • Reviews [4] • Hits [1,234] • Published [3 Dec 12] • Updated [3 Dec 12] • Completed [Yes]