it might have been more realistic if bellatrix had sent an anonymous letter to the prophet, or maybe lucius malfoy since he was respected (which annoys me) other than that, great!
Author's Response: I understand the Snape thing isn't the most realistic, but Bellatrix was too busy escaping the scene with Voldemort and going into hiding to write to the Prophet, not to mention she had no reason to tell Lyra's secret since it doesn't really cross her mind, what with all the insanity :P And Lucius Malfoy doesn't know because he wasn't in the room when she spilled and isn't one of the Ministry people in on the secret. Thanks for the review!
Reviewing again! I can't wait for the reactions of Nievlle (How do you spell that?) and Ron and Hermione and the rest of the Order... It should be great! Oh and btw I always admired your screen name... Lyra Lestrange... I changed my last name on Facebook to Lestrange... LOL... Anyway! Can't wait!!!
Author's Response: Thank you! I hope you and the other reviewers won't be too disappointed that the reactions won't take place for a few chapters...the summer holiday has to come first! And thanks about the username thing. It's not the most original since it's the name of the main character of my story, but I like it, too.
Reviewing again! I forgot to mention how happy I am about the dialogue between Lyra and Harry... Thanks... Can't wait for the next chapter...
xoxo - Marauders_weasleygirl02
Author's Response: Thanks again! That seems to be a favorite part in this story.
I love this chapter!!! THank you so much for everything... can't wait for the next chapter.. Btw did you enjoy HBP... I thought it was great... Thank you again and I hope you have been having a great summer...
xoxo - Marauders_weasley02
Author's Response: Thank you! I really enjoyed HBP and will be seeing it again tomorrow! Thanks for the review. The next chapter is on the way :)
urg, you know what? just forget my other review!
I really liked this chappie. it was one of my favs! I like the talk between harry and Lyra. And their visit to St. Mungo's. And Madam Pomfry (how do ya spell that???)
And it was so sad ):
Can't wait for the next chapter and see how everyone will react to the spilled seret! Especially Neville. And the prophet, if that's going to play a role in it. Anyway, good job!
And i was also at the midnihgt release thing (: (: (; Did you like it??
Author's Response: Yay! The Harry-Lyra talk seems to be a favorite part. You'll see some reactions to the secret in the next chapter, which is in the queue. Thanks again! And yes, I loved the movie :D I'm going again on Monday!
yes! i FINALLY have time to finish reading this chappie! And I get to leave the 100th review!!! (I think0
so to the chapter(nt picky voice): once at the beginnig when lyra and Andromeda are talking you forgot the speach mark things. (these: ")(i know i should kjnow what their called, and I do, I just can't remeber, LOL)
wow, you had me scared there for a moment! When you said someone had told her secret I had kind of just read it quickly because I was exited and then I missed the Order thing so I was lke 'WHAT? Harry told everyone????) So Snape told..... I guess Snape is not your favorite character???? I don't know......It seems sort of unrealistic, but it's defianetly the only good way you could have gotten the secret out, unless Bellatrix said something.......oh, whatever. Just ignore that last paragraph!
Haha what a coinsedince that Dora woke up when they were there, but it's fine. Just yankin' your wand a bit :P
And hmm I think that it would make more sence if tonks said if she would have, i don't know...'i was duelling her, if i wouldn't have blabla then sirius would be alive...' instead of 'kill her' of course they want her dead, but ... she just .... oh, SCRATCH THAT to.
Sorry for this pathetic attempt at a reviw, but give me a break, it's 2 in the morning. I stayed up to read your chappie!!!!!
Author's Response: Yes, I'm pretty sure this is the 100th review. Snape isn't my favorite character but this seemed like the only way for the secret to get out. Bellatrix could have said something, but she had to flee with Voldemort! Anyway, I'm glad you stayed up to read the chapter (I couldn't do it--midnight is as late as I can go). I know you said to scratch this, but I had to respond anyway :)
Great chapter! I actually found the events that followed Sirius's death quite interesting. I loved the interaction between Lyra and Harry and their attempt to take the blame for Padfoot's death was so sweet, wasn't it? And Snape is always finding a twisted way of getting on poor people's nerves! God, I hate this man!
So what will happen now? I hope the others won't be too hard on Lyra. Harry seems to be okay with it but I'm worried about Nevile because It would be really unfair if he got all uptight on her. They developed some kind of friendship last year and I don't know how he could ignore someone who has been so nice to him....no matter whose daughter that someone is. Anyway, I just thought I should let you know Lyra's a great character! I can easily identify with her and I liked her sticking with the others in the Department of Mysteries. And It's great that you don't stray from the plot!
So that's a long review I guess! Hope you don't think I'm as aweful as Snape!
Author's Response: Of course you're not as awful as Snape! I hate him, too, even though he turned out to be good and Harry named a son after him and all. He was still a jerk through the whole series. He is fun to write about, however, and fairly easy to characterize since he's such a slimeball :P I'm glad you like how I stick to the plot because sometimes I think I copy the book too much. You kind of reminded me about Neville...I think I need to go to my story now and look over some stuff :)
awww this is wonderful i am really happy her secret is out because it will make the story interesting.
Sirius dying is sad even though i knew he would it still upsets me.
I LOVE this chapter please keep updating
Author's Response: Thank you! When I started this, I don't think I was going to let her secret out until the very end, but that didn't seem to make sense and this works so much better! You're right, the story will become more interesting. I hated having to kill off Sirius, but it has to happen :( He's one of my favorite characters and I wish Lyra had known him longer so there would have been more scenes with him. Anyway, glad you liked this one!
Wow... sad. Great chapter, but sad. I liked the talk between Lyra and Harry. I liked how they all wanted to take that blame, it seems something that would take place with the characters Jo has created. I enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to part three! I saw HBP and loved it! How about you? I also just finished watching a special on JK Rowling on ABC, so I'm in a very Harry Potter mood right now! Submit the next chapter soon! Until next time; Cheers!
Wow! That's quite a compliment (that you think I stuck to Jo's characters well). I also loved HBP and am going to see it again on Monday! And I just saw the JK Rowling special, too! I'm also in an HP mood...as I write this, I'm looking through my poster books of the first five movies...
The next chapter was submitted today!
yea i watched it tonight she was amazing in HBP but i expected nothing less.
Author's Response: Same here :)
Hi! I just reread the story for like the third time and I noticed how well you charcterized the charcter Tonks. Now what I'm lookng forward to is how Lyra reacts when she finds out when Tonks dies in the Battle for Hogwarts. (Just finished reading that for like the third time) Anyway! I really enjoy your stories. We have alot in common by the way. I was looking at your bio thing and you like all the same artist i like and i like to write poetry too. I need you to right more so i won't fantasize about what may happen next. I'm really looking forward to the next chapter. Now I am very curiuos about Lyra's relationship between her dad. I have a feeling its going to be complecated. Just keep all your readers posted on the stroy. I can't wait!
Author's Response: Ooh! *Bites tongue* I'm tempted to say something, but I can't because it'll spoil later parts! I'm glad you like the story and the same artists as me--most people I know aren't into them and when I tried playing my music at my birthday party, it didn't go over well (and that was with my friends). Anyway, you're right, Lyra's relationship with her dad will be interesting! The next chapter is in the queue and will be out soon (hopefully)!
i no i no Helena is amazing ! i'm so glad that she got to play her in the end
Author's Response: Me too! She is absolutely perfect! She did just as well in HBP.
ha ha thanks the user name represents my obsession with Bellatrix i absolutely love her character.
Author's Response: So do I! She's evil and killed Sirius, but I became obsessed with her after the 5th movie, during which Helena Bonham Carter portrayed her excellently!
wow! loved it ! i mean you managed to fit Lyra in soo well it was just amazing and really natural and i cant wait for people to react to her secret and everything.
PLEASE PLEASE update quickly i am eager to find out what happened.
Absolutely brilliant !
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really happy you thought she fit in well, because sometimes it's hard to fit her in among the rest of the characters. I submitted the next chapter...I can't remember how long ago, so it should be out quickly! By the way, I like your username.
Love it! As always, it's incredible! I'm not sure why, but I enjoy Lyra's dark side here... it's oddly fabulous! Ha ha, I'm not sure if that made sense...
Anyway... I can't BELIEVE she blurted it out to Harry like that... I freaked. Siriusly, I sat there and stared at the screen re-reading it for about a minute before I moved on, lol.
I mean, yes, I've been expecting her secret to get out soon, but DEFINETLY not like that...
(Assuming that she tells everyone else) I can't wait to see how Neville acts...
As i was reading through the review page earlier I was amazed to see that someone went more review happy then I did! (Though they were actually reviews... not just random notes on life...)
On a question that you can feel free not to answer... Does it bother you that the person reviewing keeps picking on your grammar even though their reviews are so ard to understand because of all the mistakes? (As I said, there's no need to answer... I was just wondering...)
I was very glad to see that the update came so soon!
Can you believe ther are only four days until the movie!? Are you planning to see it?
Love the story! Update soon! Until next time; Cheers!
I kind of enjoy Lyra's dark side, too. I know I love to write about it :) It's kind of weird. I swear I'm not twisted.
I didn't know it was such a surprise, but I'm glad it was! The secret-revealing thing will be in the next chapter, which has been submitted!
It's a little bothersome, but I figure it's just chatspeak, you know...I try to read between the lines. On a different note, I love the quick updates just as much as you do! I'm trying to post quickly since it's long overdue. I mean, I started this story two years ago and it's not even halfway posted.
Yes! I'm going to see the movie with some friends at midnight! I usually see them the day they come out but I've never been to a midnight showing so I'm excited! Hope you enjoy it, too!
yes, even if she does pass out a lot, i think she still defianetly has the griffendor traits. she is very brave.
And I think it's a little bit of both. Seeing harry from the sidelines must always look a little bit like he's an attention-seeker, since everything DOES happen to him, don't you think? to someone who doesn't know him that well, anyways. And then just from Lyra's bitterness he is being portrayed that way.
And if it's a simple spell I guess that would work!
Can't wait! (:
Thanks. It's great reading the HP series and seeing everything from Harry's POV, but I like exploring it from a different one. Expect the next chapter soon!
urg! i hate it when she crucios good people ):
NOW, EHERE'S THE NEXT CHAPTER??????????????????????????????????????????
Sorry :( It has to happen for the story to work. The next chapter is waiting to be submitted! It should be up soon (within the week, maybe?) so keep checking back or add the story to your favorites so you can get updates. Thanks for all the reviews and enjoy the rest of the story!
at the beginning you forgot the 'e' from 'he' ut i'll live with it :P
well i think harry seems a little stupid, not hust in the last chapters, but in the whole story so far. not a lot, but with lyra saying how he always gets everything......
hmm...i think harry, however much he would want tio save sirius, would not let lyra ,or anyone, die. i think he would go after her, or split up....and hermione can't do heeling spells yee; she didn't even really know how in their 7th year.
And i noticedd that lyra passes out a lot. Although she really is a Griffie (:
unexpected in deed...
Oops, yeah, I did forget that. Okay, I see what you're saying about Harry. I guess I don't understand how he seems stupid...he's just in the spotlight a lot. I actuallly thought of this a long time ago, in like third grade when I first read GoF--everything happens to Harry (Triwizard Champion, Chosen One, etc.) but obviously there wouldn't be a plot if that stuff didn't happen. Lyra, who can't get into Harry's head, sort of thinks he's a spotlight-seeker and is bitter about it. That's just the character she is. But I'm not trying to portray him that way.
Wait, do you mean Harry is acting stupid, or the way he's characterized is?
He wasn't going to leave her to die. He just figured she would be okay because the teeth weren't sharp (and he's acting on an adrenaline rush, so he can't really think right :P). I don't remember the healing spell thing exactly but I think I might know what you're talking about...but the cuts weren't very deep, so I figured a simple spell would do it, an easy one Hermione could probably perform.
Actually...she passes out a lot because I want to remove her from a scene that would require copying lines from the book, which I don't want to do. And it's more exciting if she passes out, anyway. She's a Gryffindor, so her bravery will kick in someday (think of Neville in book one and then in book seven).
ok, don't have much time to review-need to keep readsing! good characterization of harry, also the parts not from the book. although from lyra's view he seems kind of stupid.....
i liked how you did itwith kreacher, two...
gotta go! next chapter, here i come! :P
I do my best to write parts not from the book. Why does he seem stupid? Is it just because Lyra is frustrated with him? Kreacher is also fun to write about. I write about the characters who had important roles but not necessarily a lot of scenes (Kreacher, Tonks, Bellatrix).
the beginnig of the end, you could say that.
so she's going to go to the minisrty? and her 'parents' will be there...right???
why a dove?
i'll just keep reading :P
Yep, she's going to the Ministry, and yes, her parents will be there (scary music plays).
Ooh, yes, I love this question! You're the first to ask, but anyway. I considered a few names for Lyra before I chose one, and one was Columba, the constellation for the dove. I decided to make this her middle name (which is stated later in the story). So naturally, her Patronus is a dove :)