Anna, 23, American, staring at my rapidly approaching college graduation date and wondering what the hell I'm supposed to do now. Taking comfort in the warm, familiar embrace of Harry Potter fan-fiction.
Eats, breathes, lives: Remus-centric Marauder Era
Also loves: All things Marauder, anything Remus, and shipping Remus/Tonks
Been known to dabble in: Remus/Sirius and Next Generation
About Werewolf Among Wizards
So before chapter 8, it had been over four years since I last posted, and for that I am truly sorry. For those last four years, part of me wanted to just say that the story was complete and close that piece of my life, but another part of me felt so guilty about the handful of mostly-completed chapters collecting figurative dust on my hard drive that would never see the light of day, I knew I could not in good conscience leave them there. Not that it made them any easier to finish.
Looking back over my chapters both posted and un-posted, I find myself mostly happy with what I have written, and even those parts that make me less happy, I have decided to leave mostly unchanged. It is all part of a different era of my life, and to go back and edit it would be, I think, disrespectful to my 17/18-year-old self.
So chapter 9 is in the queue. Many thanks to Roxy Black for helping me with length problem. I'm really excited about chapters 10-12, or what I have dubbed "The Willow Parts 1-3". Chapters 10 and 11 are done and just waiting to hop in the queue!
I go back and forth on what chapter pieces to flesh out and include and which ones to leave behind, but right now this fic looks like it could be anywhere from 14 to 17 chapters total.
For everyone still enjoying Harry Potter fan fiction, bless you! And thank you all for reading!
Summary: Marty Price works for The Cause, which involves several campaigns and petitions on a weekly basis. It has become common knowledge within Hogwarts that if you see her coming towards you with a clipboard, you should turn and walk the other way. Or perhaps deny all grasp of the English language. And if this isn’t eccentric enough, there’s also her obsessive written observations of four boys in her year, which will one day make a rather interesting book ...
Remus Lupin, meanwhile, has always been a little different, too. Poor, sweet Remus Lupin is, to the casual observer, the picture of a sensible, hard working student. However, he has three friends who have done more for him than anyone knows and they have done this because of his troubled past, troubled present and troubled future. Why the gloominess? Because Remus Lupin just so happens to be a werewolf.
So what could these two possibly have in common? And how can their stories possibly connect?
Runner-up for the 2008 Best Marauder Era QSQ.
Damned cliffies! You had better update soon. Great chapter by the way. The Marauder Bonanza Extravaganza! - James really is a dandelion. :) Please update soon!!!!!!
Author's Response: Isn\'t he? *Loves James* I\'ll try and update as soon as I can, I promise!
“Secrets, Lies and Deceit: The True Story of Four Hypocritical and Scum-filled Tyrants, and How Their Black Hearts of Evil Lead Eventually to Their Celebrated and Timely Demise”
But Lily, how do you really really feel about the Marauders? :)
I can see why you enjoyed writing this chapter. I love musicals, and I would be cringing at how badly the Marauders could botch one, if I weren't too busy rolling on the floor laughing. James has totally lost it, btw.
I'm kind of also falling in love with Luanne. I think my favorite line of hers this chapter was, “I’d say she’s come to her senses. I only talk to you because I don’t want to be sent to my room.” Teeheehee, the Marauders need a little sass.
Anyway, great chapter! Update soon, I really love this story!
Author's Response: Thank you, I\'m glad! I totally love musicals. If life was one long musical (wait, it ISN\'T?) then I would be happy all of the time. It would never lose its novelty. I also love James. He\'s completely adorable. And, yes, also a little weird ... *jumps on James*
Summary: A blind Muggle girl shows up at Hogwarts after a run-in with Death Eaters, looking for a solution to her mess and a place to recuperate.
I do not own any of Dante's work, nor do I want to. The former also holds true for Jeff Smith; sadly, the latter does not. I wish I owned his ideas. As it is, I just messed around with them. Please approach this fic with a very open mind; while nothing is particularly controversial, some of the concepts are very, very abstract and possibly arbitrary.
Post Chapter Four A.S.A.P.!
You cannot leave me here! It's too confusing here!
Summary: Teddy Lupin's sudden anger at his father causes Harry to reflect on his own unresolved issues with his father James, and about his children and godson. DH Spoilers
I loved it!
Author's Response: Thank you! Glad you liked it.
Summary: It's Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. As an orphan, he has bounced backwards and forwards between his grandmother and his godfather. Follow him on a journey where he discovers the values of friendship, family and love, along with fighting the prejudices against his father, and getting through Defense Against the Dark Arts, with a teacher who just seems to hate him for no reason...
*DH spoilers, obviously*
NOTE: I am sorry, but I have left this site, due to lack of time and personal issues concerning RL and the site. This story is discontinued here, but may well be posted elsewhere in the future.
Good chapter. It seems like Teddy has a bit of a rose-tinted view of what it is to be a werewolf. I'm worried he's in for a bit of a rude awakening. Oh dear, Kevin, what will we do? Why would Evie set him up for something like that? Why, Kevin, why!?
Oh, well I suppose it does make for a more interesting plot. Anyway, Kevin, tell Evie she did a great job with this chapter and that I am eagerly awaiting the next.
Author's Response: Kevin: I will tell her that, and she will be very grateful. I have no idea why she sets poor old Ted up for horrible things like that, and considoring her evil cackles as she writes future chapters, I can only guess things are going to get a lot worse. <3 Kevin the review box
What? This little white box is for reviews? OH MY GOD! That's amazing, really, thanks for telling me, I never would have guessed! I think it was the word "Review" at the top that was throwing me off; I thought this box was for bagels. Silly me! My apologies to Kevin for trying to spread cream cheese on him.
Sorry, I have sarcasusm issuses (blushes).
Anyhoo, I love your story. Teddy's dad is my favorite character (I'm still in mourning, BTW), so it's really interesting to hear your take on his son's life. The whole present-tense thing threw me off for a little while, but I got used to it. Props for the unique writing style! I can't wait to read more.
So, what is Harry's preferred brand of toothpaste?
Author's Response: Don\'t worry - I am probably the most sarcastic person you could ever meet. I have lost many friends because of it. >.< I\'m glad you like the present tense thing - it just makes my story stand out a little, ya know? Colgate, of course! :p ~Evie
Summary: Missing moment from DH: When Harry rejects Remus's offer to help him, Ron and Hermione hunt down Horcruxes, Remus leaves in a rage. He intends to leave Tonks and the child, convinced he'll be sparing her the shame as well of the danger of living with a werewolf. But after another argument with Tonks and a discussion with Ted and Andromeda, he may be changing his tune.
I loved it!
Although... I'm totally in love with Remus and Tonks, so I might be biased. But it was a cute story.
Summary: Tonks has just found out that she's pregnant, but how will Remus react?
Wow, poor Tonks! This story was so sad. But I have hope; I've just got this idea that Harry will slap some sense into Remus and he'll be back. Great story!
Author's Response: Thanks! Let\'s just hope that your idea comes true!
Summary: Tonks' fears for Lupin's safety seem justified when he appears at her door, bleeding and bearing a remarkable story.
Fantastic! You captured the characters so well! I really loved it.
Summary: It’s the night of graduation. The last night that Severus Snape will live under the same roof as Lily Evans. After tonight their worlds will change – spiraling off into adaulthood - but first Severus has something he has to say – something he has to let go.
“The worst part of being me… is not having you.”
Poor Severus. It almost makes you wish she'd chosen him.
Author's Response: Almost... Makes you at least wish his life had turned out better. As it is, his life pretty much sucks. Poor, poor man... On a happier note, much thanks for the review! :)
Summary: It's Remus Lupin's fifth year at Hogwarts, and too much is happening at once! James loves Lily, Sirius is all for having a laugh, Peter's beginning to resent his friends, Lily need a real friend, and Remus, he's a werewolf, what other problems does he need? More than expected, that's for sure...
Extract from Chapter 4: Detentions and Deceptions
As I am writing this, I have noticed that there is a large box of Honeydukes chocolate underneath James’ bed. Why has he not shared them? We always share our stuff.
Or maybe, he has told Sirius and Peter, but is keeping them a secret from me. Why would he do that?
Oh yeah, he knew I would eat them at the first opportunity. I think I may have one, just out of spite.
Whoops, James just discovered me eating his chocolates, and, to be frank, there were not a lot left when he found me, though I am sure I only had one or two… He says I have to pay for a new box, the original having been a birthday present for Sirius. I do not think that I can afford a new box, not if I get Sirius a present too. Oh, no.
You've got a great start. It's definitly got potential. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanking you very muchly!
Summary: Was 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...
My first reaction was something like this: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! But now I've thought about it, it would have been rather boring if the Ministry had just said "you can live" and they did so happily ever after; and boring isn't really your style, is it? :) So I'll just try to be patient well I wait to see how you get them out of this mess. Because you will get them out of this mess, right? Won't you? Please? You're not going to let them die, correct? That would just be silly, right? Right? AHHH, I CAN'T HANDLE PATIENCE!!!!! But they just can't die, right? Please? *crosses fingers and sends a little prayer up to Merlin*
*prays softly for that "Hermione-induced miracle"*
I've decided that your cliff hangers are nasty little buggers. They didn't bother me so much when I was reading "Oblivious" and "Imperius" (I loved them both, btw, they are my favorite fics on this site), but that was because they were both complete and when you left me hanging in one chapter, I could just go to the next. However, now that I am reading this fic as you are writing it, your cliffhangers are nasty little demons that leave my rather frustrated. Argh.
Anyway, I love this story! Except, I didn't know that Tonks was so violent (wacking sticks anyone?), but it's super cute. I love the way you portray Tonks's and Remus's relationship. They are still relatively newlyweds and their flirting is extremely adorable and hilarious. Tonks and Remus forever! I'm really looking forward to the reunion between Remus and Tonks and the other characters. I expect there will be a little comical shock. Although, I can't help but remember that last time I read a big reunion scene in one of your fics, I was hit with Remus's second evil cousin who told him of his approaching arrest (not exactly giggles, you know what I mean?)
Poor Remus. Thirty-five? That's harsh.
Please update soon so I can stop hating this particular cliffhanger and start hating next chapter's.
PLEASE DON'T KILL THEM!!!! You said at the beginning that this was your way to cope with their deaths, so PLEASE don't kill them again! Pretty please! Good chapter, btw.
Well, I'll say this: you definitely have Remus's character and his "martyr complex" nailed down. I imagine that Tonks and her whacking sticks will not be pleased. And as for Sproule, there are many words I could use to describe how I feel about him; words that I think the mods would prefer I kept out of reviews. Fantastic chapter. UPDATE SOON!!!!! Please.
Stroking fluffy bunnies and skipping in meadows, eh? Maybe she shouldn't have married him after all...
THAT WAS A JOKE!
*sits and anxiously awaits the next chapter: is it up yet? no. is it up yet? no. is it up yet? no. is up yet? no, etc.*
*releases the breath that she has been holding since the end of the last chapter* Great chapter! You nearly had me in tears!
Summary: Scorpius was finding it hard to concentrate on potions, and when he heard someone crying he just had to know what the matter was. What he discovered was more than he bargained for, and less than he imagined.
Originally for the September Challenge.
I loved this story! Just one question: When Ted and Victoire get married, will Scorpius babysit the cub? :D
Author's Response: lol! Thanks for the review! I\'m glad you enjoyed this!
In fifth year, Sirius along with James and Peter managed the difficult Animagus transformation. In fifth year, Sirius played the ‘werewolf prank’ on Snape. One was an act of loyalty, brotherhood, and friendship; the other an act of betrayal, vengeance, and recklessness. This story spanning the Marauders' fifth year will deal with both these incidents, as well as Sirius’s increasing rejection of everything having to do with ‘The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black”.
Liked the chapter? Yes, I did.
Funny line? James Potter's cute butt definitely counts as funny.
Disliked a character? Pretty much the Slytherins in general, but Travers was particularly annoying.
Over all: great job! Please update again soon!
Author's Response: Thank you for the review and answering all those questions - I laughed out loud when I read that :)