Hey, I'm Sarah, I'm 19. I'm a freshman at Saint Louis University.
The last time I was on mugglenet fanfiction was 3 years ago....depressing.
Let's see. I'm an English major (will be an Italian minor and possible double amjor in International Studies, woohoo!). I love to read, run, hang out with friends, same old, same old.
Fav. Books: Harry Potter series (duh!), A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, A Sweet Far Thing (these are a trilogy, you have to read them, their amazing!), Snowalker, the Allana the Lioness series, the Daine series, the Ali series (I don't know if I spelled any of those right) (those are all by the same author, and are related to each other. I must warn you, read it in the order I just wrote, or everything will be ruined!!!!), Green Rider, First Rider's Call and High King's Tomb (amazing books, part of a trilogy), um...( I'll tell you more if I can think of any).
Favorite Movies: All of the Harry Potter movies, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (the most amazing movie in the world!!! I think I'm in love, especially with Will!!!), Pirates of the Caribean Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribean Dead Man's Chest (I like the 2nd one, but it didn't do the first one justice), Wedding Crashers, 40 Year Old Virgin, 300 (so amazing!!!), P.S. I Love You...(I'll put more in when I find some)
Favorite TV shows: Grey's Anatomy, Greek, Secret Life of An American Teenager, What I Like About You, Charmed, Gilmore Girls. The last two I'm basically watching reruns, because I didn't start watching them at the very beginning. Oh well.
Okay, so as you know, I love the Harry Potter books, but I also love Harry Potter. And I love James Potter. The James/Lily fanfictions have done a great job with him.
I am a Harry/Ginner and Ron/Hermione shipper.
Ok, so I'm guessing your really bored with my babbling, so I'm going to go now.
6th-7th Years • 1665 Reviews
Summary: 2009 QSQ Awards Winner for Best Chaptered Canon Romance
Before the chosen one was ever born, his parents had to meet, fall in love, and defy Voldemort three times. Easier said than done. Things were never easy for Harry Potter's parents, but it gets a whole lot harder when Death Eaters kidnap Lily. This is the story of Lily and James, the trials they face, and how James finally wins Lily's heart. (pre-Deathly Hallows)
“I’ll always protect you.”
1st-2nd Years • 55 Reviews
When James makes a cocky boast that he knows Hogwarts so well he could make his way around it blindfolded, Lily unexpectedly takes his bet. Now, James has to spend twenty-four hours with a magical blindfold on, fumbling his way around the trickiest areas of the school. If he loses, he must publicly announce his failure, admit he’s not really as cool as he thinks he is, and give a large apology to Severus Snape. If he wins, however, he gains the adulated prize of giving one kiss to Lily Evans.
Suddenly, James is very keen for this bet to take place…
As for Lily… well, at first she thought it would be a grand idea to humiliate Potter, and was looking forward to his embarrassing debut. However, as any student who’s attended Hogwarts for longer than a few hours would know, Hogwarts just isn’t that safe… especially not when you’re blind, have a natural affinity for trouble, and your name is James Potter. Somehow, Lily’s been roped in for Potter-sitting, and it’s starting to look like a very, very long twenty-four hours.
6th-7th Years • 129 Reviews
A fear of commitement drives Lily away. Circumstance gives them another chance, but old friends could be there end. This is the story of James Potter and Lily Evans, the year after Hogwarts.
Excerpt from the new chapter:
He doesn’t want you to kiss him,
she told herself rationally.
“No p-,” she started
6th-7th Years • 146 Reviews
New year, new start, new feelings. Has James' newly deflated ego and mature attitude finally won over the heart of Lily Evans? With a mixture of embarrassing situations, falling out of bed, and roaming hands, this year could be an interesting one. My first fanfic everybody, so any criticism is very welcome! enjoy!
3rd-5th Years • 321 Reviews
If you're looking for the usual James-loves-Lily-but-Lily-hates-James storyline, then this isn't it. The thing is, Lily doesn't hate James at all, he can just be annoying at the best of times. As she comes to realise why she doesn't hate him, it leads to the famous love we all know about. Set against the backdrop of a warring magical world where nothing is certain, can James and Lily hold onto each other and fight?
UPDATE August 08:
It's FINISHED! Thank you so much to all those who have read and reviewed this story, I have loved your support. i hope there are still people out there who are willing to read it. Keep an eye out for more stories by me!
UPDATE February '08:
I have changed the chapter names of some of the 'Defied' chapters, to make this fit and to make it more plausible, as I see the 'thrice defying' of Voldemort as happening when James and Lily are part of the Order of the Phoenix.
UPDATE 20th September:
I have altered my facts in the chapter 'Once Defied' as I made mistakes in the ages of James and Lily. It didn't matter so much in this chapter but had annoying repercusions for future chapters. It should all now be correct.
6th-7th Years • 47 Reviews
Lily just wants the perfect last year at Hogwarts. James just wants Lily to finally agree to go out with him. What will happen? Will she change her mind, and if she does, why the change?
3rd-5th Years • 168 Reviews
So, it’s James and Lily’s last year at Hogwarts.
All the year ahead of them full of spells, arguments, Quidditch, arguments, detention, arguments...But, this time, something is different. James Potter is more determined than ever to win Lily Evans’s heart and she seems to be considering.
Maybe, just maybe, a year of rule-breaking, rule-following and fighting for their lives will liven up the romance at Hogwarts...
A story that’s centred on the (inevitable!) romance of Lily and James but also one that goes into the darker sides of that last seventh year. Prepare yourselves for a little R.A.B. , a few Horcuxes, a dash of lovesick Severus and more than a few brilliant moments between the fights, the laughs, the fluff and the danger!
Warnings for extra funny Sirius and Remus moments (that include a love-potion gone wrong and marriage proposals due to drink) , alarming giggling spells from a character who bears more than a resemblance to our own Loony Lovegood, Quidditch talk from a fun Alice Vance, evil Bellatrix and Narcissa, and Lily and James in the middle of it, falling in love without knowing...
AU warning (not for some horrifying reason as you may assume – like Lily dying or Remus turning into a chicken – but because two of the characters – namely Lucius and Bella – are in Lily and James’ seventh year as well when we know from canon that they're older! Just a minor difference but then I really needed some nastiness in the story!)
xxx leighpotter ;)
3rd-5th Years • 339 Reviews
Lily Evans is confident yet unsure of her future. Who needs a boyfriend anyway when you've got awesome friends? But when James Potter finds a way into her mind and heart, slowly but surely, Lily finds what she missed in life. Love, loathing, friendships, and hardships are all components of this epic tale.
3rd-5th Years • 126 Reviews
Lily knew that James was nothing but trouble. He was rude, conceited, and indifferent to anyone that wasn't in his group of friends. She had known him to be that way for six long years.
But their seventh year comes, and Lily slowly begins to see that he is no longer the boy he was. Now Lily sees herself more clearly, and she isn't sure she likes what she sees.
This is the almost-forgotten story of Lily and James's romance, and what they went through to become the heroes that were Harry Potter's parents.
6th-7th Years • 406 Reviews
James Potter is running out of time to win the heart of Lily Evans. In a last attempt to make her his, he formulates a secret plan.
Will the whole thing blow up in his face? . . . Or will Lily have some secrets of her own?
Warnings: Excessive amounts of romance, jealousy, and PMS.
I'm a'comin with the newest chapter!!
3rd-5th Years • 43 Reviews
It's Lily's seventh year at Hogwarts, and she still is unsure about James. How can he be sure he loves her? Surely it takes a longer time and a person older than eleven to truly know love. But Sirius is tired of Lily's attitude...and he knows just the way to change it.
10-7-07: Chapter 3 will be the final chapter, it's in the queue now!
3rd-5th Years • 149 Reviews
Lily liked stability and security in her life. As Lily enters into her seventh year at Hogwarts, she’s eager to be surrounded once again by the same friends, students, classes, professors, and rules. Instead she finds her thoughts in disorder and feelings toward a particular Gryffindor student whirling dizzyingly around in her mind. It all started, and where this story begins, at the end of Lily’s sixth year where an unexpected conversation brings to light new information.
1st-2nd Years • 38 Reviews
Seventh-year Lily Evans is ready for romance, but not any kind of romance--she desires the sappiest kind possible. She is not aware, however, that her knight in shining armor just might be the (until now) devilishly annoying James Potter.
3rd-5th Years • 85 Reviews
We all know James and Lily's relationship ended on a Halloween night with two bright green flashes, but how did it begin?
Were they introduced by friends? Did their eyes meet across a crowded room? Did it perhaps start with a small hello? Did they just lay eyes on each other and immediately hate one another?
Or maybe it began with a perfectly timed, destined chance encounter ... a coincidence, as some would say.
Join James and Lily in their Seventh year at Hogwarts as they recollect the times throughout their Hogwarts years that brought them together.
Teensiest bit of AU included, nothing major.
6th-7th Years • 25 Reviews
Lily Potter has spent her whole life in the shadow of her father and brothers, but can the magic of her smile shine through all of that to make her own path in the world. Lily is a fourth-year Gryffindor and is dating a sixth-year Slytherin, Scorpius Malfoy. How will their family's react when they find out? Will their relationship help mend old feuds or will it be torn apart by them?
1st-2nd Years • 49 Reviews
She is wrong. She is wrong in so many ways, so many ways, in every way imaginable. I am with Lily; she is my girlfriend, I am her boyfriend - but she will never be my Lily. She’ll always be his and even she knows it as she entwines her hand with mine. [CHAPTER 3 REPOSTED!]
3rd-5th Years • 162 Reviews
This is the story of a boy and a girl. And a boy. This is the story of love returned and unreturned, of friendship gone dry, and of the things people will do for love. This is the story of James Potter and Lily Evans and Severus Snape. *two-shot*
3rd-5th Years • 519 Reviews
Harry's twins are starting Hogwarts this year and he will do anything he can to prevent them from going through the horrors that he had to endure.
This proves difficult as they are cast into the middle of another war, one which the Death Eaters have been planning for years...
Warnings are for later chapters although there are mentions of violence and character death from the start. All ships are canon.
**Gasp** Over two-hundred people have put my story in their favorites and I have nearly three hundred reviews!
All reviews WILL be answered.
6th-7th Years • 25 Reviews
Lily starts out her seventh year with a boyfriend, a Head Girl badge, and two wonderful friends. Yet, as the year progresses, she is thrown into a game - a game of love. It is not Lily’s preferred game, considering it has no rules. There are simply many different obstacles down the path, including jealousy, denial, trepidation, desire, confusion, wonder, pain… but, if Lily manages to win the game, she is rewarded with the best gift anyone can ask for: the truest of true love.
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3rd-5th Years • 1701 Reviews
James Potter: Marauder. Lily Evans: Prefect. They're both seventh years at Hogwarts. They're also about to have a pretty interesting year--complete with a few detentions, pranks, confusion, and laughter--in which they get through school, make some trouble and maybe, just maybe, sort out their feelings for each other.
Thanks to all you who have made it possible for this story to be in the Top Tens
. It was a very happy moment when I first saw my story on the list, and I love being able to go back and see it there now. Still. Yay!
Throughout the latter half of 2010, and the first half of 2011, I re-edited this story. The changes were mostly to fix stray (and annoying) grammar and spelling errors, but also to rework some plot points in an effort to stay truer to canon. I also updated the style; having written this story so long ago, my writing has definitely developed (and I would say gotten better), so I edited to reflect that. (I apologize for the errors that were in the story before all this editing. I found them immensely distressing when I reread my chapters. Heartbreaking, really.)
Big “thank yous” go to the three people who helped edit/nitpick the first edition of this novel: violagirl
And yes, this story is up on Fanficition.net under the penname: Io.Sono.Emilia.
Of course, as a disclaimer, I’m not JK Rowling. The Potterverse does not belong to me, but I am in it and love it.