All Harry's life he had been watched. Watched by the memories of his parents. When 7th Year comes Lily and James and Sirius watch Harry as he struggles to defeat Voldemort once and for all. Pre-HBP
I love the title of this chapter, it implies cosiness, but is in fact the opposite. Where's Madam Pince? I'm glad Ron turned up. And what's the deliberate mistake? I'm going to go mad now because i didn't spot it.
Dumbledore has some seemingly insane ideas, but this takes the biscuit! However, as most of his ideas work, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Great chapter, especially Lily's outburst.
Just like Dumbledore, steam roller them into it. This was great, especially when James mentioned keeping his cool, a true marauder.
Summary: (COMPLETE-- FINAL CHAPTER UP!!!) One day, everything changes. All it takes is for Harry to wake up, go through his daily routine, and bump into an unexpected person from his past... who tells him all the lies his friends and lover have been keeping from him. What then does Harry do--but try to live life as best he can?
Just before i move to the next chapter, I just want to say that although this fic is a little blunt in places, it's really caught my interest. Why not tell Harry he's a wizard, did he lose his magic when he defeated Voldemort? And I think that medicine prevents him remembering anything rather than helping him. And I've got the feeling that he dated Draco. Ok, I'm out of thoughts so off to the next button i go./
It's so hard to imagine Draco vulnerable. And why do I feel like I should know Teddy? I really like Teddy's character, he could have a story all his own, being so advanced. It's funny, but when reading the books I never saw Ron as having a special talent, Hermione's was knowledge, Harry's was action, but now you've outlined Ron's brilliance at chess, perhaps his strength is strategy, I wonder why this wasn't emphasised in the books. Anyway, I'd rather Harry end up with Draco, but only if that dream Harry had about Draco's using him isn't real. It's just that Harry and Snape having a relationship is just too weird. In this fic I'm not sure i like Dumbledore, puppet master trate is too promenant. I'd like Harry to forgive Ron and Hermione and the rest for their terrific lapse in judgement, but whether it'll happen is another matter.
I don't know why, but i think Draco does really care for Harry. It's possible he's just clinging to Harry as a last chance at being accepted back into the wizarding world, but I don't think so. Severus is so infuriating, why can't he for once give a straight answer? Do you suppose it's possible to truly love many times? Maybe Harry did love Severus in the situation they were in at the time, perhaps for this new life he needs to love someone like Draco. What is love anyway? Is it being so bound to another in mind body and soul that you'll accept their faults and forgive their betrayals unconditionally? Don't suppose I'll ever find out. Sorry for the review going off at a tangent.
I really loked the way this fic ended. Perhaps is best that Harry and Draco take their time, but at least they had one anothers support when reentering the wizarding community. I really don't know what to make of Severus, he's extremely hard to read, all the occlumency i suppose. I'm now wondering if Harry will ever find a partner, or if he'll just stay as he is, having Severus constantly on the peiphery might prevent him fully exploring a proper relationship. Teddy worries me, Harry thought that he wouldn't end up like Tom Riddle, but power corrupts and Teddy has it in abundance. I only hope that Harry, when teaching Teddy magic, instills in him a sense of responsibility with the knowledge. It's a shame that Harry didn't make up with Ron and Hermione properly, I know he just said he didn't want to see them for a while, but it'll never be the same, I guess they put too much trust in Dumbledore. The scene in the room of requirement was fascinating, The colour of the room being different to each person's perception. I'm glad it was white to Harry. Still can't work out what the red and green mean though. I think I feel most affinity with Draco in this fic, because he tried so hard to be his fathers son, what was expected, that he forgot himself. Do you think it's ever possible to find yourself? Perhaps one day I'll stop running from that question.
Summary: Just before his sixteenth birthday, Harry receives two letters - one from Hermione, and the other from Cho. Harry is then forced to make a big decision.
My immediate thought when Harry got Cho's letter was that it was a trap set by death eaters, perhaps not, but it doesn't hurt to be cautious. Think I'm getting a little too Moody for my liking.
I'm guessing that Cho will get both letters as Hermione is already with Harry and will therefore feel she's been rejected for Hermione, just like on Valentine's day. Uh Oh.
Aren't people so irritating?! If everyone was just honest all the time then there'd be no misunderstandings.
This chapter started out fine, the letter from Ron, the soup and everything, but I thought Hermione would at least be concerned about the voices in Harry's head, especially after fifth year. Also, I thought she'd just wipe him down with the cloth and they'd get a little closer than necessary and then he'd get embarrassed and rush off.
I was contemplating having my hair dyed for a change, but now, I think not, although I do like purple. Perhaps they can change back to their normal colours with magic, I know they're under age but who'd know it was them? Or is there not a hair stylist in Diagon Alley?
After chapter one i thought Cho would get both letters, but this way causes much more trouble. And Oh Harry! what a man, stringing two girls alone at once, can't wait to see what Hermione does.
How come Hermione's parents didn't hear them arguing? Also, it's going very fast, not a very Hermione-like way to behave, although, she is a determined person, she made up her mind she wanted Harry and then set out to get him.
Summary: Harry is secretive and miserable -- everyone has given up hope to get through to him...except for Ginny Weasley...
oh, and please please review...my first fic ever and i want the good, bad, and ugly!
Another brilliant one shot. I love how Ginny is alot more grown up than many of the others, and how she drew on her own experiences to comfort Harry and make him see the truth. And I'm guessing here, but he'd probably feel alot better sharing the burden. You've really shown Ginny's true character here, she did turn out to be strong and brave in canon and you've continued that here. Very well done.
Chapter 6 is 40% complete
Hmm, me thinks James has worked out that Lily is messing him around to hurt him but also that she's falling for him. The messer becomes the messee? You've not updated in so long I'm worrying you've abandoned this, but I'm adding it to my favourites in the hopes you haven't, plus these first few chapters are so good I may wish to reread them.
Summary: Three events happen to Draco Malfoy the summer after his fifth year. The result is a broken, but enlightened, boy.
You're another one of those authors that make me feel sorry for Draco Malfoy, I hate that. There were points when he was given chores that I thought it served him right, but then i realised he'd been brought up not to know any better. I'm glad he changed in the end.
Author's Response: Wow! I\'m so thrilled that people are still reading this! Thanks for the note.
Summary: Harry and Ron are sick of Malfoy bullying people around and come up with a plan to stop him. What they don't realise is that spells can't change a person but only cause consequences. HGDM
YES! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was so worried that Draco would go back to the Slytherins. Guess he realised it showed more strength of character and power to stand alone. And I'm glad Harry saw sense too, and that was a lovely thing for him to do for them. Wonder if in this reality Harry will end up with Parvati? I've really enjoyed this fic, it's had humour, tragedy, laughter, and love, what a combination.
Author's Response: Oh, waow, thank you! That was a very good comment to receive. I'm all ahppy now :-) Im so glad you liked it.
Summary: Lily and James discovered that Peter had betrayed them before their death. They knew Voldemort was coming for them, and that they had nowhere to run. How can Lily bear to leave the young baby Harry all alone in the world? Sad, one-shot, featuring the song 'Baby Mine' from Dumbo.
How very upsetting. I love the jokey bit at the beginning, seems as though they were very happy. And the marauder clock is an excellent insert. I still don't understand why they didn't disapparate immediately when they knew Peter betrayed them, they could've kept moving like the trio did in DH until they could contact Dumbledore and get a new, trustworthy secret keeper. Sorry, I'm a what if and why person. Great fic, and I love that song too.
Summary: After Sirius' death Harry is in his own private world of misery, but with Ginny's love and a plan to bring together his best friends, he is brought back to reality with much more than he expected...
Well, you've done it again, I'm bursting with happiness and grinning like a fool. What an absolutely amazing fic, and again there's everything in there, sadness, humour and love. That last paragraph was very striking, an excellent way to round off the story. The journey through the room of requirement was touching but amusing at the same time, I'm afraid i can't think of Ron and hermione without a smile, because they're like two puzzle pieces that fit together perfectly. Harry and Ginny on the other hand as I've gathered from this fic, are more like a single entity. Also, the comparisons Ginny made between Andromeda and herself gave me a wonderful feeling. The secret waterfall and Ginny's conversation with Sirius was a lovely addition, that's one of my favourite things about fan fics, the new elements that people come up with. Aside from that, it's nice to know Sirius had a sanctuary from his gastly family. Definitely another for my favourites.