I'm a busy but proud mama of three wonderful children who love HP and wife to a non-HP fan. Have to work on him this year. Call it Goal '08.
Goal update: Hubby has now read all the books and watched the movies with me. We're thinking of re-reading #6 before the movie comes out! He's not die-hard yet, but he'll get there, I'm sure of it!
My elder daughter (needsomefelixfelicis) also frequents this site, and is my biggest fan, so you may come across her cryptic reviews for my stories.
Summary: As Harry and Ginny eagerly await the birth of their first child and their new lives as parents, Harry discovers that before he can move forward, he must take a journey into his past and revisit what has never been put to rest. He learns the truth of the poetic line "The child is father to the man."
Love the idea that his mother's love may have protected him from the Dursley's too. Nice touch. cj
Author's Response: I am glad that you are continuing to like my story. As you can tell, it is important to me and I felt that it needed to be written.
Loved Pamela's comment, that Harry repeats to himself, "It is safe to talk ...".
Author's Response: Thanks, and I loved that Harry had the guts to actually act on it.
Love that Harry is getting information that may be useful to him to help him move beyond his past.
Off to add this story to favourites so I will get notifications of updates ...
Author's Response: He's just getting started...
After having spent many hours here at Mugglenet fanfic perusing the many offerings, I thought I had had my fill of others' stories. I was pleasantly surprised, therefore, to find this one. It is an interesting premise, and as another reviewer has mentioned, very plausible in light of Harry's experiences as a child.
One tiny nit - as a baby does not take his or her first breath until *after* the sac of waters has broken, Harry's infant would not, in fact, have drowned, as its respiratory system would not have switched over yet, and would remain safely "breathing" amniotic fluid until the sac burst. However, I understand that it was Harry's dream, and he may be ignorant of such things. Besides, I realize that it is his fear that is important here, not the actual medical details
Off to read the next chapter ...
Author's Response: Thank you for reading my story.
Wonderful ending! A fitting conclusion to this story, that while an uncomfortable topic, you have addressed with compassion and sensitivity. Well done! cj
Summary: As he enters a new chapter of his life, Ron ponders what exactly he has got himself into.
I enjoyed this. Great characterization of both of them. I love how you`ve taken what we know of the two, and deepened that knowledge, taken us further into the lake, if you will. cj
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing :) I'm glad you enjoyed this. After everything they went through in their teens, I thought it'd be nice to give them something mundane to deal with.
Summary: While the trio is camping after escaping the Ministry, Ron decides to do something special for Hermione on her birthday.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff house, writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
(Rated high for the profanity)
Sweet story. I was rooting for Ron for Hermione to kiss him as well. However, this is better as it allows the kiss in DH to remain as *the* one. Well done. cj
Author's Response: Hahaha, if they'd kissed now, there'd be no fun in the RoR kiss :p . I'm pleased that you enjoyed the story, though. :) Thanks for reading! :)