Can the three figure out what it is that Professor Quirrell is up to and stop it?
How will the changes in House and friendships effect Harry's relationship with Dumbledore and the headmaster's plans? When he encounters Hermione, a friend of his own best friend Harry, at a wedding, he thinks his luck may have changed.
Slughorn's Christmas Party was Luna's first ever date; how was she supposed to know that she wasn't expected to finish it off by giving herself to her partner for the evening? Romantic short stories, multiple pairings, mostly Dramione but some by request.
But Riordan has cleverly incorporated much more than a modern twist on ancient mythology.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians begins with a simple representation of ADHD and dyslexia, attributes of demigods — their ADHD is described as their battle reflexes, and the dyslexia is due to the fact that their brains are “hardwired for Ancient Greek”.
Highly prone to feature a Cock Fight, especially if the girl is not related to either of the boys.
Also prone to the With a Friend and a Stranger dynamic.
After winning a disposable camera, Harry blackmails the Dursley's with photos of his abuse, forcing them to begin treating him decently.
(Adopted) At the point of death, Regulus Black is de-aged.They grew up together, they've always been best friends, they're going to be happy forever, right? The Hero, The Lancer, and The Chick with the other stuff pruned off. It'll often be a spare Love Interest and a fifth wheel, especially if there's emphasis on the romance. Inevitably, the main character, often an All-Loving Hero, gets pitted against the other guy, who is the Rival Turned Evil. The girl, who usually owns the Amulet of Extreme Plot Significance, gets kidnapped a lot or is probably fought over by the two guys, usually via their own clashing ideas on how to protect her or just romantically (especially if they're hitting puberty).Whether romance is in the equation varies; sometimes the girl is the sister of one of the guys, though usually not by blood. Expect a lot of Slash Fic based on tenuous Ho Yay/Foe Romance Subtext between the two males, most of which applies Die for Our Ship to the girl. Recruiting Severus Snape to help her over a game of chess, the two teachers undertake a gambit of their own that leads the Boy-Who-Lived and the Brightest Witch of Her Age into Slytherin House and friendships with Draco Malfoy.