The results were very close in the Rare Pair Fanfic Poll, and we actually have one tie.
ETA: The first Rare Pair fic has been posted to An Archive of Our Own: “STRAY”. It’s the first in a series of three novellas featuring Rolanda Hooch and Sirius Black. (It’s also available on the Petulant Poetess in a chaptered format.)
First set of three:
- Rolanda Hooch/Rubeus Hagrid
- Gilderoy Lockhart/Molly (Prewett) Weasley
- Filius Flitwick/Minerva McGonagall
And the rare pair picked:
Rolanda Hooch/Rubeus Hagrid.
Filius/Minerva trailed behind, with Gilderoy/Molly in second place.
- Albus Dumbledore/Filius Flitwick
- Minerva McGonagall/Rubeus Hagrid
- Arthur Weasley/Hermione Granger
And we have a tie between Albus Dumbledore/Filius Flitwick and Minerva McGonagall/Rubeus Hagrid. It was almost a three-way tie, with the third pair only one vote shy of the others.
For set three:
- Rolanda Hooch/Sirius Black
- Arthur Weasley/Poppy Pomfrey
- Lucius Malfoy/Molly (Prewett) Weasley
And the winning pair:
Rolanda Hooch/Sirius Black.
Arthur/Poppy were in second place, and Lucius/Molly in third.
I am not sure yet what I’ll do about the tie. I may flip a coin, I may have a tie-breaking poll, I may take suggestions from anyone who wants to weigh in on which of the two pairs, AD/FF or MM/RH, gets a story. Or I may let my Muse guide me and just pick the pair myself! 😉
So let me know what you think about the results — and the tie! — and I’ll begin to think about a fic for Madam Hooch and a gentleman friend! 😛
Thanks for taking part! (Here’s the pdf of the poll.)
Those are some intriguing results – I’m especially interested in how a Sirius/Rolanda fic would work out, and I’m looking forward to seeing how you do it. 🙂
As for the tie, I’m interested in either choice. Both are interesting challenges. 😀
Yeah, I’ll be interested to see how a Sirius/Rolanda fic would turn out, too! ;P
They are both interesting challenges, but I already have more ideas for one than for the other. We’ll see!
Good to see you!
Sirius Black and Rolanda Hooch huh? Why did my filthy mind go straight to “doggy-style”? 😛
I would have been disappointed in you if your mind had gone anywhere else, Di! LOL!
I’m trying to figure out a time-frame for that one. I think it will be a harder one to write than RH/RH. Not that scenarios immediately spring to mind, but there are more opportunities for them!
Hmm, some interesting choices and I have to say I’m a little concerned about the Albus and Minerva stories, but I know you won’t let the GLM suffer too long or too hard. lol. I don’t think my heart could handle the citrus in those two stories. lol Can’t wait to see what you come up with, though. wheeeeeee!!!
It will be interesting. I think I will start with one of the Rolanda fics first, and then I can take my time deciding what to do about our tie!
Don’t worry — if I think you might find a story too painful to read (about one of your favorite characters), I’ll give you fair warning! But I think that it should be fun to see what I can do with each of the pairs. 😉