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Real name: Katie
Member Since: 06/07/05
Website: elwenyare.livejournal.com
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I am in college, American, and in love with God. I enjoy reading, writing, music (playing, singing, listening), my friends and family.

I am a compulsive editor. This means that while new chapters may come infrequently (translation: I write slowly), the older chapters are always under revision. Check back now and again to read the new and improved versions! Also, I've been working on Britishisms, but as an American, my knowledge is limited. Please, feel free to (gently) Britpick.

I also write a lot of drabbles, which you can find by following that link to my website, along with some poetry and original fiction.


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At The Ceili: This is a Christmas gift for Cinderella Angelina, a beloved fellow SPEW member. The title comes from the song it is based on, performed by the very excellent group Celtic Woman. Enjoy, Leslie!

Gold: This was originally the third chapter of In His Own Right, but I felt that it really didn’t fit with the others, so now it is a sequel.

Hide and Seek: This slightly lengthy one-shot deals with the choice between good and evil. It’s under Romance only because it didn’t fit in any of the General categories.

Home To Stay: Based on and set around a song by Josh Groban (same title), Hermione goes travelling Europe, trying to find what she’s lost during the War. Ron waits for her, living for the short notes that she sends to Ginny, waiting for the day when Hermione will be ready to come home for good.

In His Own Right: It was after writing my SPEW 007 challenge (seven prompts, one character) that I really came to appreciate Neville. He’s been through a lot, but he is strong and capable—he just needs a chance to show it. (It has a sequel in Gold.)

Left, Right, and Centre: This began as an attempt to understand why the relationship between Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour seems to work, though no one else understands why. The reason? Fleur isn’t the idiot everyone thinks she is.

Love Is Not a Simple Thing: For now, this is a one-shot (its continuation is unlikely, and depends on the revival of a long-dormant plot bunny). It is a Remus/Hermione romance, but features no time travel. Instead, the setup comes during Hermione’s school years. Following chapters (if they appear) will follow their growing relationship during the war and post-war years.

So She Dances: One of my personal favourites. It's based on the Josh Groban song of the same name, and is a Neville/Ginny missing moment from GoF. It was the first atmosphere-based piece I wrote, and it came out quite nicely.

The Unknown: Also Neville-based, I consider this the best thing I have yet written. It's a little darker, but very real, with hope at its end.

Transformations: This is a Remus/Tonks, my first—and most ambitious—project. It began back in August 2005 and has been heavily rewritten and edited in preparation for the long-awaited finish. It will be around 11 or 12 chapters when finished

Waiting: This is a post-HBP one-shot, now AU. It was written for the S.P.E.W. Anniversary Challenge: Friends discussing changes since the one-year anniversary of an event (in this case, the death of Dumbledore).
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Consequentially Yours by Nyruserra
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 332]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIt's a rescue, really. At least, that's what Fred and George Weasley manage to convince him of. After all, Hermione is sure to be a target for revenge seeking Purebloods - what could any right-minded Wizard do but step in to help?


But with the shadow of Voldemort still hanging over a frightened community, Oliver is about to find out that the consequences of doing the right thing can get very out of hand!


An Oliver Wood/Hermione Granger Romance




Categories: Hermione/Other Character Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 154250 Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/19/05 Updated: 04/29/14


Curse of the Reapers by deanine
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 308]

Summary: Past Featured StoryA different sort of alternate universe... It is a world under the thumb of an ancient emperor. Muggle society has been oppressed beyond recognition. Wizards rule over all, their only laws defined by power. This is the story of a rebellion, a family, a traitor, and the long road that leads home at last.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 132252 Chapters: 25 Completed: No
Published:
05/24/05 Updated: 07/11/12


No Other Way by Oppungo
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 55]

Summary: "It hurts, doesn't it?"
"What?"
"Pretending you've fallen out of love."

At the lead up to Ron’s wedding, questions start to be asked - by Ron, by Hermione - and by Ron’s bride-to-be. Over the years, the paths that were once so closely intertwined have separated, leading off in different directions. Meeting at the crossroads, looking back at the journey that has led them there, will Ron and Hermione choose to take a turn that may take them off-course forever, or simply continue straight ahead? Exect humour, mix ups, twists and turns amongst Ron and Hermione's ever tempestuous relationship - now complete!

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 14484 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/28/07 Updated: 04/14/10


A Little More Time by Pallas
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 435]

Summary: Past Featured StoryWas it possible to save two lives in the past without altering history? Was it possible to give his parents a future twenty years after they had supposedly died? Teddy Lupin thought so...

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 120231 Chapters: 26 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/20/07 Updated: 04/25/08


Clair De Lune by Astrid Skywalker
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 386]

Summary:

It was full moon when the Dark Lord sealed a part of his soul within a magical amulet, and then broke it in half. One half was left to the faithful werewolves to guard. The other half was tossed into the impenetrable depths of time where no one but him could get it. When the first half has been found, the Order of the Phoenix selects Hermione Granger to go back into the past to search for the missing piece. What is waiting for her is a brutal task that will test her beyond her limits, and an undying love that extends beyond the boundaries of time.


RL/HG, Post-HBP


No werewolves were harmed in the making of this story.


Winner of 2007 Quicksilver Quills Awards - Best Non-Canon Romance

Update (9 May): Chapter 17, Burning, is up! Enjoy!



Categories: Hermione/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 52255 Chapters: 17 Completed: No
Published:
12/02/05 Updated: 03/23/08


When We Were Gods by Marauder by Midnight
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 23]

Summary: He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was hardly the first to attempt a purge of the non-magical community. The Dark Lord cannot be attributed for the devious idea of joining the gods on a pedestal of eternal fame and worship.



No, even he draws inspiration on events in the forgotten past. Even he has a teacher.



Will history repeat itself?

Takes place in Ancient Egypt

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6070 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
07/20/06 Updated: 02/02/08


The Lycanthrope and the Leper by FenrirG
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: Clara and William come from two different worlds: she, a Muggle peasant, and he, a wealthy wizard. But each has fallen victim to an illness, a disease, a stigma. A full moon brings the unlikely duo together—but it may yet tear them apart.

A Historical OC/OC Romance set in England in the 1800s.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 5434 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
07/04/07 Updated: 01/10/08


The First Faint Glimmer by Ladymage Samiko
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 24]

Summary: A little light reading and a chance comment lead Hermione to discover that Snape has nowhere to spend Christmas. But is dragging him home for the holidays really a good idea? (A WIKTT Christmas 2003 challenge fic; AU post-HBP)

Categories: Hermione/Snape Genre: Warnings: Student/Teacher Romance

Word count: 3280 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
07/03/07 Updated: 07/25/07


Making Up for Lost Time by athene
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 57]

Summary: It had been two years since the final battle.. two years since Hermione Granger was thought to be dead my the wizardng world.. Thus, being 'shocked' would be an understatement when Severus came across a Miss Hermy in a remote Welsh village, whose unmistakanable brown hair hasn't change one bit..

Categories: Hermione/Snape Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4705 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
08/02/06 Updated: 05/20/07


Avenged Sevenfold by SecretKeeper
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 363]

Summary: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


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The innocence I’ve lost
The blood it's cost
Leaves unhealed scars within.
But I will not abate,
I will employ the hate
That has been planted deep inside.
I will not falter
Valor will not tire,
And I will survive
This trial by fire.


Many things are different now. Potions class is the least of the trio's worries. Battling dragons would be a welcome alternative to what it is they're attempting to battle now. The Order of the Phoenix is hallow without its leading member. And when someone close to Harry is stolen, Dumbledore's rhetoric of love, hope, and faith is challenged. Harry's strength and resolve are pushed to their limits. Loyalties are tested and new leaders emerge while Harry and Hermione struggle to balance new emotions and uncharted territory. Yet while this time after sixth year proves to be drastically unlike anything Harry's ever experienced, some truths remain, and some affections stand solid.

A novel-type story that explores the engimas of Snape, Horcruxes, war, and above all, the puzzle of love. HBP compliant. HHr.

Categories: Harry/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 63389 Chapters: 15 Completed: No
Published:
11/29/05 Updated: 04/16/07


The Perfect Mistake by hearyoume
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 144]

Summary:

Update: Chapter 6 has been approved :]

At age 22, Ginny is living on her own and has a job at the Ministry. Everything had been going well since her engagement, but she is stunned when her fiancé commits the ultimate act of betrayal. Heartbroken and in desperate need of comfort, Ginny goes to the Malfoy Mansion, but what happens that night has greater consequences than she ever imagined.

So this is where my story begins: a day that seemed nothing out of the ordinary but would become a changing day, a day when my life took an unexpected turn and caused me to make a mistake that would alter my life as I knew it. But it wasn’t just any mistake – it was the perfect mistake.


Categories: Draco/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 12830 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
Published:
05/29/06 Updated: 09/06/06


Truths Unwritten by Astrid Skywalker
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 39]

Summary: From the writer of Clair De Lune... Follow James, Lily, Sirius, Remus, and Peter through their seventh and final year at Hogwarts. Sinister schemes and crazed fiascoes ensue, and of course, who can resist a little romance? Rated 3rd-5th years for language.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 7934 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
03/14/06 Updated: 07/12/06


Summary: When Remus meets Tonks for a drink at the Three Broomsticks, he gets rather more than he bargained for...

Categories: Remus/Tonks Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 15021 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/31/05 Updated: 09/20/05


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