Hmm, the plot thickens! So I started reading this a long time ago, then somehow stopped, so I just re-read everything and now I'm completely hooked again. I was so sad to realize that I had caught up! Anyway, this is simply fabulous, so please post the next chapter soon!
Author's Response: AH! I just logged in for the first time in MONTHS and saw that I hadn't responded. So very sorry! Thank you for the lovely review. I have (obviously) not touched the story in a while, but I really want to re-read the books this summer, so hopefully, HOPEFULLY I will be updating in the not-too-distant future. I miss this story. :(
Yes! A new chapter! I'm so happy to see that you're still updating this fic. It's one of my favorite Marauder fics. Great chapter. I like how you're starting to have Lily and Snape grow apart. The prank was excellent and definitely seemed like something Sirius would think up!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so pleased that you are enjoying the fic, and I'm glad you think the prank was believable! There's some stuff rumbling around in my brain right now, so hopefully a new chapter will be coming soon. Thanks again!
I like this second chapter :)
It is a nice idea that James and Sirius knew each other before school. When they would have got to know each other on the train it would resemble too much the story of Ron and Harry.
Only the part about Lily seems a bit unreal... Finding out being a witch and acting that not-surprised about it? Of course you wrote the story before the seventh book, but it always seemed more likely to me that someone explains the being-witch/being-wizard part to Muggleborns, because they must be surprised in some way. And if it's not them who are surprised at least the parents must be.
But thanks for your story! I like reading it ;)
Author's Response: Hi there, and thanks for the review! Yeah, I wanted James and Sirius to have some sort of history together--being from such well-established wizarding families, I thought it would be totally possible. I'm glad you like that about them!rnrnAs for Lily, I guess I just wanted to show how rational she was, even from a young age. She could have been really freaked out or in disbelief, but I thought that maybe she was bright enough to kind of think about it and say, "yeah, this makes sense!" Looking back, I think I definitely could have built in a little more surprise, especially with what we learned in Book 7, so thanks for pointing that out!rnrnThanks again for the review! I hope you like the rest of the story. :)
sigh i left such a nice review i dont think it went through
awesome chapter i think that was a well executed prank
and i wonder when james is going to dump damphene or what ever her name is lol
Author's Response: rnThanks so much! I had fun coming up with the prank--can't wait to write some more!rnrnI don't think James + Diana will be a love connection, but stay tuned!! Thanks again!
You make lily sound like she isn't even smart, just has smart friends! I'm offended!
Author's Response: Don't worry: I think Lily is *plenty* smart. I just wanted to get across a little bit of insecurity at the beginning of her time at Hogwarts, especially when compared to very outgoing people like Gwendolyn and Sirius. Give her some time to really become herself, and I promise you won't be disappointed!
Thanks for the review! :)
Wow. Impressive. Great job with the beginning. I am already hooked
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy the rest of it as much... :)
This, is one AWSUM story! keep it up :D i wanna read more!! Merry Christmas!!! :D
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm so glad you like it. Another chapter should be done soon--hooray for vacation from school!
Merry Christmas to you, too!
like james has a crush in lily!! hehe =D
p.s. lily starts hating james cause he went out with diana the next day??
Author's Response: Thanks! I love James in love. Don't worry, the hatred arises out of something a bit more complicated than jealousy. :)
Thanks again for the review! Next chapter coming soonish...
You need to fix the formatting of this. Really, really need to!! Makes it near impossible to read otherwise. I started reading it (and what I read was good) but started getting a headache from concentrating so much :P
Author's Response: Oh my gosh! Thank you SO much for pointing that out. I'm fairly certain it looked fine when I submitted it--I don't know what happened. Anyway, it should be fixed now, so hopefully you can read it without hurting yourself. :)
This is one of the best Marauder Era stories ever. Its cool how you have Lily and James not hating each other from the beggining
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I've always thought it was unrealistic to have them just hate each other from the get-go, so I'm trying to gradually build up the animosity (on Lily's side, of course!). I'm so glad you like it!
lol I wonder why Lily felt she was being followed... *wink* Ooh I can't wait to find out what the rune is about!
Author's Response: I wonder indeed... :-)
I can't wait to unravel the mystery of the rune--I'm glad you're excited! Thanks for the review!
this is one of my favorite stories! i'm so excited to read more, so...keep updating! i can't wait to find out what happens with the ruin! i love this; love it, love it, love it!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like the story. There's more about the ruin on the way, and the next chapter is almost done! :)
wow! This chapter made even ME nervous! your a really good writer! i could just feal their emotions...:D
Author's Response: Thank you so much! This was one of my favorite chapters to write. Well, Chapter Twelve is my real favorite, so I hope you enjoy that, too! :)
Hey great story but you HAVE to update!!
Author's Response: Thanks! Unfortunately, I've been focused on my challenge entry instead of this story, but I have some good ideas for where to take it after Deathly Hallows, so hopefully there will be an update soon! Thanks again!
I want to find out more about Peter's mom.
But Lily has her first crush! Update Soon.
Author's Response: More will definitely be revealed. It's very... interesting, I hope! And yay for Lily! I love crushes...
Thanks for the review!
i love it. keep writing coz i love it!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I love it, too! You can expect a new chapter after Deathly Hallows.... :)
i loved ur song!! that must have been hard aye?
Author's Response: Oh, writing the Sorting Hat song was one of my favorite things so far in the story. I want to write more! :)
Thanks for the review!
that was a really nice chapter you know.
is there seriously going to be something between lily and chadwick ahead?
and yea, please update soon!
Author's Response: Thanks! I certainly enjoyed writing it. As for Lily and Chadwick... I suppose you'll have to wait and see. But I am a big fan of Chadwick, so I'd like to give him as much "screen time" as possible... :)
The next chapter is coming along steadily, but probably won't be ready until after Deathly Hallows... Thanks again for the review!
hey the story is great!! you like have to update soon!!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! The next chapter is almost done, and you can expect an update very soon. Hopefully before Deathly Hallows! (yay!)
James is adorable. And I love your story.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! James is really growing on me. I love to write him. And I'm so happy you like the story!