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23 November 2010 @ 09:24 am
Harry/Ginny Marriage Contract Stories  
One of my other favorite types of Harry Potter fanfic is that of Harry and Ginny involved in a Marriage Contract.   This would include contracts between Harry and Ginny, contracts interfering with Harry and Ginny, and possibly contracts involving Harry and Ginny and others (although they would have to be really good to get me to list them).

So, I've decided to start making a list of them.  This post will be the place where I keep the links and summaries.  I'm always open to recommendations for ones that I haven't read, so feel free to comment here with ones I've missed.  

Thanks!

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Title: Seeking the Silver
Author: cibjasfad
Completed: Yes
Rating: R/M
DukeBrymin has read it:  Yes
Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley are happy with their lives. They're both successful and content with where they are going. Fate, however, has very different ideas. 'How could someone you'd thought you'd never have these kinds of feelings for work their w
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 67,263 - Reviews: 310 - Updated: 3-13-08 - Published: 2-1-08 - Harry P. & Ginny W. - Complete

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Title: The Unbreakable Vow
Author: Ash Darklighter
Completed: WIP
Rating: T/PG-13
DukeBrymin has read it: Yes
Strange lights are seen across a deserted country lane. The wizarding world is calling him home.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 226,385 - Reviews: 1024 - Updated: 10-31-10 - Published: 8-5-07 - Harry P. & Ginny W.

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Author: Mr. Intel
Completed: Yes
Rating: Teens
DukeBrymin has read it: Yes
A/U: When James Potter and Arthur Weasley are trapped by Death Eaters, they strike a bargain that has some unintended consequences. Sixteen years later, Harry and Ginny find out just how binding that bargain is.

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Author: Bobmin356
Completed: Yes
Rating: Teens
DukeBrymin has read it: Yes
Ginnys nuts? Hermione is pregnant, Ron is still poor and Harry's a hermit. What more can anyone ask for? H/G Hr/R
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,788 - Reviews: 76 - Published: 3-31-09 - Harry P. & Ginny W. - Complete

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Author:Viridian
Completed: Yes
Rating: Teens
DukeBrymin has read it: Yes
This is MY response to that Marriage Law challenge that went out... How would the Boy Who Lived really react to the Ministry passing such a law...  Simple.  He hires a hitman.

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Title: Harry Potter's Reaction to the Marriage Law
Author: kb0
Completed: Yes
Rating: Teen
DukeBrymin has read it: Yes
After the war, the Wizengamot passes a law requiring all young wizards and witches to marry, and the Ministry will assign the partners. How do Harry and his friends react?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,355 - Reviews: 78 - Published: 6-13-10 - Harry P. & Ginny W. - Complete

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Title: Potter's Affair
Author: Fett dFacto
Completed: Yes
Rating: PG-13
DukeBrymin has read it: Yes
Harry knew his inheritance wasn't all pleasant, but the last thing he expected was to leave Gringotts with two wives - nor for Ginny to leave them breathing.

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Title: The power he knows not
Author: fadetoviolet
Completed: Yes
Rating: PG-13
DukeBrymin has read it: Yes
When Arthur is tricked into signing a marriage contact between Ginny and Draco it seems all hope is lost for the romance between Harry and Ginny, especially as those who interfere will forfeit their magic. Harry/Ginny oneshot
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,811 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 8-21-09 - Harry P. & Ginny W. - Complete

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Title: The Marriage Law Repealed
Author: Silverfawkes
Completed: Yes
Rating:Teen
DukeBrymin has read it: Yes
Harry and his friemds get letters from the ministry telling them to marry they wonder if they shouldn't have stopped after Voldie. Rating is for some language Cannon compliant to epilogue DH HP/GW HG/RW
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,967 - Reviews: 20 - Published: 2-2-10 - Harry P. - Complete

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Title: Fortunate Decision
Author: jojo99
Completed: Yes
Harry and Ginny have had enough of waiting to get married, so they plan something for themselves. This ends up being a fortunate decision.

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Title: How to Cage My Own Angel
Author: jojo99
Completed: WIP
Harry, Ron and Hermione were set to have a relaxing weekend catching up at the Burrow, until they walked into the kitchen. Ginny and her mum were in tears, and Mr. Weasley was stressed. What was wrong? How would it affect Harry?

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Title: The Luckenbooth
Author: lbfan
Completed: Yes
Rating: M
The wizarding world revived some Pureblood customs when under the control of the Death Eaters. Harry learns how a simple symbol had changed Ginny's life when he was gone.
NOTE: this has some rather mature and disturbing scenes!
 
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Title: Family Inseparable
Author: Musings of Apathy
Completed: WIP, probably abandoned
Rating: T
Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley meet while they are very young and become quick friends.  Ginny knows that Harry's life is less than happy and makes an offer of a friendlier place to live.  Harry doesn't take her up on the offer until one bad night.  A story of growing up together where all you want to do is make each other happy.
NOTE: This isn't a marriage contract per se, but it's close enough, in my definition.

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Title: The Power the Dark Lord Knows Not
Author: lbfan
Completed: Yes
Rating: T
Dark times had fallen on Britain. After others attempted to mold him into a dark lord killer, Harry faced Voldemort on his own terms. Difficult and unusual choices reshaped his life permanently. PostHBP HG

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Title: Harry Potter and Godric's Legacy
Author: hermyd
Completed: Yes
Rating: T
Post OotP. AU. Harry is fed up with Dumbledore's interference and sets out to do things his way, with help from some unexpected sources. When he learns the second half of the Prophecy, and finds his power, he won't allow anything to stand in his way.

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Title: My Slytherin Harry
Author: hermyd
Completed: Yes
Rating: M
If things were different, and Harry was a Slytherin, and Ginny's parents had tried their best to keep her away from him, what would happen when she's finally had enough? Anti lots of people, Grey Harry.

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Title: The Pact
Author: Accusatrix
Completed: Yes
Rating: M
Harry and Ginny make a pact that will change their lives. They just didn't know it'd be such a big change. What happens when a little drunken agreement turns into something a lot more complicated? H/G, AU, Post-DH, Mature sexual content and themes.

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Title: A New World
Author: sweetysteph
Completed: WIP
Rating: T
On Ginny Weasley's 15th birthday she is given news that drives her to the edge, causing with her running away. Follow her through a life changing adventure where she meets Henry Peters. Who introduces her to a different magical world.

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Title: The Secrets of Salazar Slytherin
Author: Trilonias
Completed: WIP
Rating: T
The chamber held more than a basilisk but in his hubris, Riddle never found it. Salazar's contingency plan in place, Harry and Ginny will have to face Slytherin's secrets, meddlesome adults, vying factions and ancient artefacts. Good thing they got help...

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Title: The Arranged Marriage
Author: trouble
Completed: WIP
Rating: PG-13
Ginny Weasley has turned seventeen and according to ancient wizarding custom, she has to be married. A problematic situation, but Harry Potter has always had a knack for dealing with problematic situations...

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Title: The Sins of the Fathers
Author: parakletos
Completed: WIP
Rating: R
In 1879, to repay a debt of honour, Cyriac Weasley promises the hand of the next Weasley girl to be born to the eldest male heir of the Potter family. A reworking of many once original ideas that have now become clichés in the world of fanfic. This features Slytherin (and super!)Harry, a betrothal contract, redeemed (?) Bella and of course Ginny.
 
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Title: The Den of Snakes
Author: Foria
Completed: WIP, possibly abandoned
Rating: M
The wizarding world is a dangerous place where the ideals of Voldemort are Ministry policy. Ginny Weasley finds herself in the center of the headquarters for the pure-blood movement when she is forced to marry a member of the House of Malfoy.

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Title: My Green Eyed Mystery
Author: romanticangel92
Completed: WIP
Rating: T
AU.Marriage Law. When the Minister of magic instates a new marriage law, Ginny finds herself engaged to the mysterious and aloof Slytherin, Harry Potter. When Ginny finally decides she should get to know him better, will she be able to fall in love? HPGW

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Title: Black Bond, Black Order
Author: echo27fire
Completed: WIP
Rating: M
Angry for not trying, angry at Snape, Harry gos to the RoR to learn occlumency. There here unlocks the dark powers within. But he's not the only one with a dark side. Voldemort is not the only problem in the world. AU/Post OoTP, H/G, DARK!Harry/Ginny.

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Title: Gamou Nomou
Author: btwbbyilysm
Completed: WIP
Rating: M
AU after OOTP. When Minister Shacklebolt proposes a Marriage Law, insanity ensues. How would the wizarding world cope only after just saving itself from Voldemort? HPGW, HGDM, RWPP, and many others. Rated M for language

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Title: Draco's Marriage Contract
Author: gredandforgerock
Completed: Yes
Rating: K+
All contracts with marked death eaters are null.

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Title: Be Careful What You Wish For
Author: wewarren68
Completed: No
Rating: T
On Ginny's 13th birthday, after making a wish "I wish Harry Potter would notice me!" a ministry owl delivers a letter to her. Inside is her betrothal to Harry, an arranged marriage by the last female Weasley and the Potter family.



 
 
( 29 comments — Leave a comment )
hgrhfan35hgrhfan35 on November 23rd, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
Don't know many of those so I am quite curious. :)
Kathykatwoman_68 on November 23rd, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
OOOHHHH,
Can I recommend Andi's Seeking the Silver?
dukebrymindukebrymin on November 24th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
This was one of the first ones I had planned on adding, so yes!
hpgw731811 on November 23rd, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Possibly my favorite story of all time includes a marriage contract between Ginny and Malfoy that Ginny and Harry attempt to get out of by performing a blood bond, and the story escalates from there.
The Unbreakable Vow by Ash Darklighter http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3703793/1/The_bUnbreakable_b_bVow_b
birlan on November 24th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
Those are both very good. There is also a very good MrIntel story, The Bargain, which predates both of those.

http://www.phoenixsong.net/fanfiction/story/1944/
dukebrymindukebrymin on November 24th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Yup, The Bargain is probably the first one I ever read.
dukebrymindukebrymin on November 24th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Yes, this is an absolutely amazing one.
hgrhfan35hgrhfan35 on November 25th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Never knew I knew so many!
I read all but the last 3. Wow.

Isn't there some a m a z i n g magical stuff out there!?
dukebrymindukebrymin on November 25th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've been very impressed with both the quality of the writing, and the plethora of great stories.
birlan on November 30th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5063560/1/The_Luckenbooth is another one. Its a little more mature in places.
dukebrymindukebrymin on December 1st, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Thanks! I show that I've read this one, but don't remember it very well. It doesn't show as being complete--do you think it is?
birlan on December 1st, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
I think it is completed if I remember correctly.
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birlan on December 10th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4803371/1/The_Pact is a link to The Pact by Accusatrix. I'm not sure if it falls within your category since harry and ginny enter into a betrothal contract by fortuitous and drunken accident. Definitely mature in parts but also amusing.
birlan on December 10th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
How is this for another question--why is it that so many of the bonding stories seem to stall as WIP and many more of the wedding contract stories get completed? I'm not sure if thats a fair generalization overall but I think it applies to your list.
dukebrymindukebrymin on December 10th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
That's an interesting question. My gut feeling is that a story that has a bond in it has to have some other plot arc--the bond is ancillary, albeit important, to the main plot. So the author has to develop both the bonding progression AND the plot arc.

In contrast, marriage contract stories usually have the marriage contract as the central plot line, so it's a much more defined and less ambitious endeavor.

Interestingly, I can think of a couple stories that are marriage contract stories, that don't have that as THE main plot, and they seem to stall rather quickly too.
dukebrymindukebrymin on December 10th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
Ah, I think that works just fine. Thanks for reminding me of it--I'll add it. I wonder what happened to Accusatrix. . . she hasn't written anything in a long time.
batbogeyhexer08 on January 21st, 2011 09:21 am (UTC)
there's a story i siye entitled 'the arranged marriage'.
dukebrymindukebrymin on January 22nd, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've added it now.
batbogeyhexer08 on January 26th, 2011 09:00 am (UTC)
thanks!
the sin of the fathers by parakletos is also posted at siye but i think its abandoned...
dukebrymindukebrymin on January 26th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
It's not abandoned, parakletos is just dealing with some stuff that contributes to slowness in posting. And thanks for pointing that one out--I'm following it, but didn't think of adding it.
dukebrymindukebrymin on February 10th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
Updated.
(Anonymous) on February 15th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
Thanks for the helpful post! I would not have gotten this otherwise!
dukebrymindukebrymin on February 15th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
You're welcome!
batbogeyhexer08 on February 22nd, 2011 07:54 am (UTC)
i'd like to recommend my green-eyed mystery by romanticangel92 archived at ff.net
dukebrymindukebrymin on February 22nd, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, thanks for the reminder!
Graceginny88 on February 26th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Great! Another long list. I've read Seeking the Silver, Sins of the Fathers, The marriage law repealed. What's your top 5 favorite? Thanks.
dukebrymindukebrymin on April 23rd, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
Updated.
(Anonymous) on October 22nd, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4608670/1/Be_Careful_What_You_Wish_For

is a good one

YeCatsJ
dukebrymindukebrymin on December 6th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
Updated.
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