aww poor james...:)
Author's Response: I know, right? And just wait... ;) Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy the rest of his rubbish day! ~Gina :)
Aw this is so cute! It isn't done is it?
Author's Response: No, it's not done. There are still a few chapters to go. It will all take place on Valentine's Day, but it's turning out quite a bit longer than I anticipated! I'm glad you are enjoying it, thank you so much for the review! ~Gina :)
I can't describe my love for these two...ahhhh I wish....I wish...I could be them....this is fantastic....thanks so much for writing!
Author's Response: You are quite welcome, and I'm thrilled you are enjoying it so much. Yes, sometimes I think it would be great fun/drama/romance to be them as well. But then think of what happens. :( Thanks for reading and leaving such lovely reviews - I hope you enjoy the next part! ~Gina :)
,br> Ha ha ha ha ha - your Sirius has immaculate timing. Gah, I love him! Gina, brilliant chapter. I really felt for James because he's trying so hard ... and he probably doesn't need to because Lily seems to be thawing very, very quickly.
I thought the dream was very effective. Great piece of writing there, with Sirius being annoyingly Sirius, Remus attempting to help, and Peter lurking in the shadows. Snape appearing and that green light - WOW! Is James seeing the future - he sure seems to be.
Wonderful chapter and wonderful story. I can't wait for Hogsmeade :) ~Carole~
Author's Response: Thanks, Carole! I'm so glad you liked the dream. Hm, I wonder if you picked up on something else about Peter? ;) Thanks for your help with the next chapter. You know what's coming so I hope you enjoy it! ~Gina :)
yay i'm really loving this story! i can't wait until they tell each other their predictions, even though it's sad :( love the fast updates!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you are still enjoying it. I don't know that James should tell Lily what his chart said, do you? At least, not at this point in their relationship! Maybe I'll write a companion fic with that. ;) I just finished the next bit so it shouldn't be too long. Thanks for reading and for the lovely reviews, I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)
Oh yes, he just told her! And then she told him back, and now they are going off to Hogsmeade... and just... *swoon*
Author's Response: Thanks, Lori! I just finished the next chapter today. Thanks so much for your encouragement and help! I'm so glad you are still enjoying it. Hopefully I'll post the next bit soon! ~Gina :)
Oh my - will James survive Valentine's Day? The arithmancy prediction about his soulmate was depressing in its accuracy (as it should be). Thank you for a great update!
Author's Response: Oh, of course he'll survive - you know me. But since you know me, you know how much I do like to beat him up. ;) The Arithmancy prediction was a bit depressing and unexpected, I have to admit. I hope you enjoy the next chapter - thank you for continuing to read this story! I really appreciate hearing from you. :) ~Gina :)
Gina, this is so cute! I've never been much interested in J/L stories, but this is really good! Funny, cute, occasionally sarcastic, always interesting -- I can't wait for the next chapter! Do hurry up and get it posted, please. =)
Author's Response: Hi Bookworm! Thanks for giving J/L a try - it's not that bad a category, really. ;) I'm so glad you enjoyed this story. I really appreciate your review. I've just posted the next chapter and hope you enjoy the rest! ~Gina :)
This is shaping up to be one of my favorites of your stories, Gina. It's taking a serious turn now that I didn't anticipate, but it feels right for the story. I hated James' poor chart, but thought his reaction to it very good. Loved the line about him not knowing which was scarier--early death or becoming a father. LOL.
You created an entire classroom of people! Ugh, I so envy this... all the names were good and a couple of the OCs stood out even in that little bit they had (the teacher, Diggory, and the girl who liked James). I am currently struggling over creating OCs for a next gen fic, and it is just murder thinking of names and fleshing them out even a little. You did really well with that here.
Poor James. He is trying so hard. I don't always like first person over an extended story like this, but I find his head a very comfortable place to be.
Really well done, and I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Lori! A favorite, really? Wow! I had not really planned on it going this far when I set out, but it's growing bit by bit. Yes, it did get a bit serious. I like to be able to add that to the mix of humour and banter, I think. I'm glad you're okay in James's head, hee hee. Actually, that comment makes me feel good because writing his first person is more challenging than writing Lily's, so I'm glad I'm succeeding. I've already emailed you about the OC business, but thank you for the compliments! I hope your OCs are coming along. Thanks for the reply and the lovely review, and I hope you like the next chapter! ~Gina :)
Is it just me, or does Professor Wenlock reeeeeeealllly remind anyone of Professor Trelawney from Divination?
Author's Response: Ha ha! Maybe a little! But really, I'm picturing him as far more of a hippie. He's not nearly as clueless as poor Trelawney, he's just colorful. I hope you liked him and his music. ;) ~Gina :)
I have always loved your characterisation, whether it is James/Lily, or just about any other character. I also like the fact that your fics are completely believable, and just FIT into canon - it's almost as if they are the other half of the actual story - if you know what i mean. Your stories are immensely fun to read - i think I've read all of them. Each one has an amazing plot - and believe me, every time i read one, i'm like- "Wow, i've never thought of that!" or "That could've happened, you know..."
Just to satisfy my curiosity, what was it that Lily smelled when she stopped and stepped away from James?
Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much! I am so happy to know you have read and enjoyed so many of my stories! I am totally a canon girl at heart, so I really appreciate your comment about fitting into canon. Sure, I occasionally try out a "what if?" scenario, but for the most part, I try to write something that could indeed have happened in JKR's Potterverse. It is so gratifying to hear that I may have succeeded. I'm glad you enjoyed this story! I would love to answer your question, but I may need the answer later on, after all. I'm glad you picked up on what was going on, though, since it was from James's POV, after all, and I don't think he did. Thank you again for the lovely review. I do hope you enjoy the rest of this story! ~Gina :)
Oh, noooo. I'm all upset now. That really was quite shocking seeing their future laid out on a chart. I know it could have been different, but ... oh, that sodding rat!
Gina, I was expecting a light hearted story, something to make me smile, but I ended up feeling forlorn. I'm pleased because you've added some depth to a story that was entertaining and fluffy, but is now more meaningful. I did smile as well, by the way. Oh and that girl with Remus - the HUFFLEPUFF (not GRYFFINDOR) - you spelt her name wrong. C.A.R.O.L.E.
Everyone knows who Potter's got it in for." Okay, nitpick here. I don't know if it's different in USA, but here if you've 'got it in for someone' then it means you want to argue, maim, murder them. So James has got it in for Snape, but certainly not Lily. He does have a thing for her though ... or a yen ...
Waiting anxiously for Chapter 4. And must add that I like Alan Diggory. Not sure why because he wasn't in it much, but he seemed cool. ~Carole~
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, Carole! I know what you mean about it being a light-hearted story, because that was my plan. I really didn't think something like this would come up, but sometimes it's inevitable when you think of how tragic these characters' lives ended up. It makes me feel bad too. I'm debating whether to continue taking it in that direction or keep it light-hearted. I should consult my chart, I suppose. ;) Thanks so much for the Brit-pick! And really, it's not that different here, so I've changed it. Thanks! I'm glad you liked this chapter and hope you enjoy the next. ~Gina :)
Yes, you do like to beat him up. >.<
This was a rather interesting chapter - it makes me imagine so many things for what's going to happen next. I think it was the only Arithmancy class I've ever experienced in fanfiction ...and even HP fiction in general, so I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I loved Professor Wenlock, Gina. Nicely written OC there. Poor James, though.
"That'd be Black," sniggered Jackson from in front of me.
"Lily Evans, of course," Penny smirked. "They've even got a lunch date."
I'd change the 'sniggered' and 'smirked' to words which are used in dialogue tags - say, tell, snap, offer, argue, etc., whichever seems appropriate, since we can't actually snigger or smirk words. Hehehe.
Cannot wait for the next update!
Ever your most-eager fan,
Author's Response: Hi Natalie! Thanks for the review!! I've changed those dialogue tags, so thank you for the suggestion. It's a habit of mine and I know those sorts of dialogue tags drive a lot of people nuts so I'll try to keep an eye out on them. I'm glad you liked Professor Wenlock, can you just imagine having a professor like him? Hee hee. Thanks for keeping up with this story, I hope you enjoy the rest! ~Gina :)
Ahh! Amazing! Luv it lots! Plzz update soon :D
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm working on the next chapter but trying to decide which way to take it so hopefully not too long. So glad you are enjoying it - thanks for reading and reviewing!! ~Gina :)
I love this so much. I just can't seem to stop fangirling you.
Poor James, you are merciless in your dealings with him that I find myself wishing I could help him out a bit, or at least distract Remus from any acts of sabatoge (all for James' benefit, of course). ;)
Cant wait to read more!
~Lea (or is it Elizabeth?)
Author's Response: You and Carole are funny. ;) Thanks for coming to read this story! I'm glad you are enjoying it. Yes, I told you I am just mean, mean, mean to him. I can't even help it anymore, it just happens. I'm sure it must reveal something about my psychological state. I may take you up on your consulting offer, you know, because I'm a bit worried about some of my crazier ideas. Thanks again for the lovely review! ~Gina :)
oooh, fabulous chapter! I like the hidden prediction in arithmancy class :D....well actually, its sad, but it was clever the way you worked that in :). and yes! I'm always happy when the boy gets hurt for once, and the girl can take care or the guy....
Author's Response: Oh, if you like it when the guy gets hurt, I have to point you to my other J/L fics, because I just have this horrible habit of beating him up pretty bad. ;) Thanks for the lovely review! I'm glad you picked up on and enjoyed the bit in Arithmancy. Yes, it is sad, isn't it? *sigh* It shouldn't stay down for too long, though. Thanks again for reading and reviewing! ~Gina :)
Love it so far! I enjoy Lily having a bit of a sense of humor, I've seen her written as so straight-laced that she just gets annoying, and I always thought she must have been a bit more relaxed if she ended up marrying James. Or, at least, she loosened up at some point along the way.
Author's Response: I like to think that about Lily as well. I have to point you to the story I wrote first, Well Worth the Trouble, because that one is from Lily's point of view and I think she has a deliciously snarky attitude that was great fun to write. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing, I hope you enjoy the rest! ~Gina :)
Im really likeing this story, its cleaver and not over done which i often find stroys to be. You have made the situations believebale and the charaters reaction are so real. Really looking forward to you next chapter.
Thanks, im enjoying your writing more than you could believe.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you are enjoying this story. I really appreciate the comment about making it believable and real, since balance can be tricky in Marauder Era stories. I hope you enjoy the rest. Thank you for reading and reviewing! ~Gina :)
Yay! That was awesome!! Please update soon :)
Author's Response: Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it - I'm working on the next part so I hope you enjoy the rest! ~Gina :)
I LOVE IT!! more, more more :):)
Author's Response: Thanks! I'll be posting more this week so I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for reading and reviewing!! ~Gina :)