I am fairly new to this website and this is one of the first fan fics I have read. I cannot tell you how sad I was as I closed the final Harry Potter book or how many tears were shed as I realized the series was over. To read this was like a breath of fresh air. I thoroughly enjoy it and for that, I must thank you.
Author's Response: Hello! I'm glad that you recently found the story and are liking it so far. Thank you for being so kind as to describe my story as a "breath of fresh air." :) Thanks for sending me your thoughts and I hope that you continue to enjoy the story! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Now I don't have to look up what punch drunk means. Thank you.
Author's Response: You're welcome. Hope you enjoyed the chapter! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Great ending! I loved how Celie punched Malfoy in the nose. I also liked seeing Harry and Snape argue. Some authors would have made it seem as if they were suddenly best friends after what happened, but I think that would just be really wrong. I'm going to look for the sequel because it sounds good. Thanks for writing this! :D
Author's Response: Dear MagicMandy, thank you for another glowing review! :) I'm so happy that you enjoyed the end of the story. I hope that you like the sequel! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
I liked seeing Celie adjust to the magical world. However, I feel like the way in which you disposed of Celie's mother was a bit too random. Don't be offended, though, because I understand that it was crucial to the development of the story, and I'd rather see her die happy instead of having dementia be the cause of death. Still, I like the story a lot. :D
Author's Response: Hello again, MagicMandy! :) Thank you for the informative review. I understand your point of view about the death of Celie's mother - I honestly didn't want to spend a long (and depressing) time disposing of her, since the story revolves around Severus and Celie. In an attempt to make the situation a bit lighter in nature for the readers, I tried to work in a bit of humor. As you say, the death was random, but I wanted Celie's mom to go out in a positive way. I'm not at all offended and I'm thrilled to see that you are still reading the story! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
A road trip with...Oh sweet Merlin I can't wait for that one!
Author's Response: I hope that you like the first sequel. I am sure that it will bring a smile to your face! :) Thanks for the review! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
That chapter clearly took a lot of effort, and it was very enjoyable! I enjoyed seeing Snape so embarrassed. Also, I liked the references to Rebecca and the flying car. It was really, really good, possibly my favorite chapter so far
Author's Response: Hello again! You are absolutely correct - this chapter did take a lot of time to write, but I enjoyed every minute! :) I'm glad to hear that all my efforts paid off! Even now, when I reread this chapter, I always laugh out loud when I read Snape's thoughts and his mortified reactions to Celie. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed reading this chapter and I hope that you like reading the rest of the story! :) Thanks for sending me your thoughts! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Author's Response: Thank you! :) I appreciate you taking the time to let me know! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
This is an interesting story idea! I like your character. At first I thought she was a good person, but didn't have much going for her besides that. Now, though, I see that she is strong-willed and not afraid to stand up to people who mistreat her. Anyway, good job writing this, it's really good.
Author's Response: Thank you for your review! :) I'm glad to see that my original character, Celie, is growing on you! It was rather difficult to introduce a new character into the mix when such realistic and engaging characters are already a part of the HP world, but I hope that, as you read the story, Celie will blend seamlessly into the magical world that we all love. Hope you enjoy the rest of the story! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Loved the part about Lucius calling Celie "Madam Snape" - couldn't stop laughing. Can't wait to read the sequel.
Author's Response: I am also glad that Celie was able to "dish it out" to Lucius! (He certainly deserved it!) I'm really happy that you enjoyed the epilogue and I hope that you like the sequel. Thanks for sending me a review! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
That was the best epilogue I have ever read. Can't wait to see the sequel.
Author's Response: Kristin, that is one of the nicest compliments that I have ever been given! :) Thank you so much! I hope that you enjoy the sequel! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
waitting for the sequel harry up
Author's Response: The sequel is coming - it just has to be approved by the moderator. I hope that you think that it was worth the wait! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww!!! Story is over.... there's going to be an awful big pile of snot on my keyboard tonight. =(
Nevertheless... it was a superb ride. And what an amazing way to go out than to have Celie yanking Lucy's wand! He did have it coming and OMG I looooved reading about that punch! That was just marvellous!
I can not wait to see what the next big adventure brings up! ^.^ Our favorite group in the States!
Kudos for a much enjoyed literary ride! Loved the story!
Author's Response: I'm glad to hear back from you! :) Don't be sad - I think that you will enjoy the sequel. I have certainly had a blast writing it! Like you, I am also very happy that Celie found some courage and dealt with Lucius the way she did. He certainly deserved that punch, in my opinion! Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Ya-ay! A sequel! I'll look forward to it!
Author's Response: I hope that you enjoy the sequel! :) The first chapter should be posted very soon. Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Fantastic ending!! I've enjoyed this so much I'm going to read it again! Can't wait for your next installment!!!
Author's Response: I'm so glad that you liked the epilogue! :) The first chapter of the sequel should be posted any day now! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Great work! I enjoyed this very much! I've been keeping up - sorry I haven't put up a review to the last couple of chapters.
I've got my guess for what we'll see in the epilogue - I'm looking forward to seeing if I'm right...
Author's Response: I'm glad to hear back from you! :) I'm thrilled that you are pleased with the progress of the story. I hope that you enjoy the epilogue. Happy Reading! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
I felt like this was just a filler, it was a good and well written chapter, but there was barely any substance to it. Eagerly awaiting the next chapter!
Author's Response: I'm sorry that you didn't care for this chapter, dory2o2. I hope that you enjoy the epilogue, which will be the next and last chapter of this story. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
You are such an amazing writer. I can't wait to read the sequal and the Epilogue. Keep writing great stories. You will always bee one of my faviorte authors.
Author's Response: Gee, I'm blushing! Thank you for such a kind-hearted compliment. :) It is so gratifying to hear that somebody actually likes what I'm writing! I hope that you enjoy the epilogue! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Very satisfying. I'll be sad when this story is over! Is the sequal going to involve two pink lines????
Author's Response: Congratulations - you wrote my 150th review! In a show of my appreciation, you should be receiving - by owl, of course - a gift certificate to Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions! :) I'm glad that you liked the chapter, but don't be sad...the first chapter of the sequel will be submitted as soon as the epilogue is posted. I have a good feeling that the sequel will be favorably received - it is very funny, if I say so myself. As for the pink lines that you asked about, you're going to have to wait a bit for them, but they will eventually be the subject of a future sequel. Thanks again for the review! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Wonderful! Thank you for updating so quickly. I loved that Celie finally told the 2 men in her life what their actions were doing to her.I look forward to the next chapter & the sequels to see what's next for Celie & Snape.
Author's Response: Hello again, bearfoot! Thank you for sending me another sweet review! :) I'm so glad that you liked how Celie finally let Harry and Severus know that she's not going to choose between the two of them. I hope that you enjoy the upcoming epilogue and the first (of many) sequels! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Loved it! I'm so glad there will be another chapter and *clutches heart* a sequel!! Wahoo!! I really liked that for once Harry had a hotter head about things than Ron! Very awesome!!
Author's Response: I'm happy to hear that you were pleased with the chapter! :) I hope that you enjoy the epilogue. I'm eagerly awaiting your thoughts on the last chapter! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds