Summary: "What can I say?" James shrugged his shoulders. "We are just obviously,"
James laughed, "Meant to be."
Lily Evans and James Potter share absolutely nothing in common, not even their feelings for each other. Lily, perceived as a ‘model student,’ detests the handsome, popular, Quidditch star James, who she thinks to be something of a git. James, on the contrary, has been infatuated with Lily for years, and has let her and the whole school know it.
As time progresses into Voldemort’s ‘reign of terror,’ the two have to learn to trust, tolerate, and love each other.
Please note, this story is incomplete, and will likely remain so for a long time. I apologize!
Wow, I never thought Harry would be so much like his Father, James did divination and made up his homework too, oh wait, is that just common of most students? Anyway, I loved this chapter, and particularly Sirius asking out a girl who he'd two timed and been hexed by without knowing it. I loved the interaction between James and Lily, hope they keep becoming more friendly then she'll see he isn't as bad as she once thought. The ending was good, makes people wonder what happened on the way to divination.
I don't like Mick musch either, because he's getting in the way of james and Lily's friendship, if james lets his envy get the better of him he'll have gone one step forward and twenty steps back. Oh, and I don't blame him at all for leaving Snape tied up, he was going to walk away but Snape wouldn't let it go so he deserves everything he gets. I like Snape's character in canon, think he's quite a hero in the end, but that doesn't stop him being a git.
I loved James teasing Lily over the ghosts, but i'm afraid she'll work out Remus is a werewolf. Also, I despise Petunia for that letter, how much worse can she get? I'm a little confused at Marlene's reaction to james comforting Lily, is she afraid he'll take advantage or something, or is it more to do with her brother? Perhaps if she knew the whole truth about 'that night', she'd be a little more forgiving. Oh, and great job with Sirius indignation at James' refusal to be involved in a prank, very IC.
Wow, what an ending, but I'm not sure that was the best thing for James to suggest. Oh well, quick painless and now they can forget it, or can they? I loved the sound of the dress robes, and Lily's memories. And the snow angels, it's sad, but once we get old we forget how magical it is being a kid.
That was excellent, I thought the way you dealt with Lily's memories in her old home and the blackness taking her over was very real, grief does that. Anyway, I'm guessing she goes to James house. And I'm afraid I don't dislike Marlene as much as i thought, i mean she didn't know the full story did she? And perhaps she was only looking out for her brother, after all family comes first.
I knew it! I knew she'd go to James. This chapter was wonderful, I actually felt comfortable reading it, as though i was there with the easy humour between James and Sirius and the all welcoming Mrs Potter and the beautiful things James said to Lily at the end there. It's so nice to see them communicating properly for once, I think it's perhaps because they weren't around a crowd. I guess at school Lily feels she has to act the same towards James as she always has and thats what got she and Marlene into such a pickle. If she'd got on with James from the begining of the year like she seemed to want, then there mightn't've been such a blow up. Anyway, excellent chapter, my favourite so far i think.
This fic just gets better and better. The depth of feeling in this chapter was immeasurable.
Oh, i forgot to say, regarding Marlene, I HATE HER!
That was awful, but sometimes we do think horrid things that we would never say outloud because we know they'll hurt pointlessly. Even if it were the case that James father was targetted because of Lily, which is possible knowing how twisted Voldemort is, she couldn't have known, or done anything to stop it. Oh please let them get over this.
Oh dear, I was so hoping they'd make up and be together before the end of this last available chapter. I'm going to add this to my favourites just in case you update at some point.
Summary: ***COMPLETED!***Five years ago, half way through her third year at Hogwarts, Regan Jayden was expelled for reasons only she and a very select few know. But now that she's been allowed to return-- under certain terms-- in what would have been her graduating year, will she be able to regain the trust of her fellow Hogwarts students, and of herself?
Excerpt from story: Merlin, he was going soft, Draco thought as he tried not to grimace. He'd start spouting off poetry in a minute if he wasn't careful. This whole love thing was sending him round the twist.
What a horrid chapter, Regan's opening beautiful birthday gifts while Draco's being tortured and murdered by Voldemort. Sorry, didn't mean to suggest that the chapter was any less brilliant than the rest of the fic, it's just the cruel irony of it all. And I'm so upset that Regan and Draco won't have more time together. The gifts were lovely though, and the one she liked best was the least expensive and most heartfelt. My favourite was Harry's though.
Thats what i like to see, a happy ending, however unbelievable it may seem. What happens to Regans power now, did she use it all up saving Draco, or will someone train her to use it?
Wow, what an ending! I'd just like to take this opportunity to say that I love Dumbledore, he knows the rules inside, out, back to front and sideways and always manages to find a loophole. Regan's dad is hilarious, and I'm glad he's accepted Draco. It's brilliant that Regan's going to get training for her powers, she'll be able to use it for so much when she's through. I'll miss Regan, she's been a lovely character to adventure with.
I love Ron in this fic, he's so funny egging Regan on. Regan to me is like a female Sirius Black, well, a female teenaged Sirius Black. Draco didn't seem quite right in this chapter, being so high and mighty as he is, I find it impossible to believe that he'd even leave his dorm without at least a bath robe, if not full dress. Love this fic!
I love Regan's animagus form, it really suits her. And the way she just walked through the school in a towel, you've got to admire her. This chapter was more like the Draco we know and er... . And the snow wolf sounds beautiful and etherial in a way. Harry's personality as Quidditch Captain is very like Oliver Wood's, do you think he realises? it'd be funny if someone pointed it out to him.
This chapter was excellent! I'm really glad Harry stuck up for Regan against those girls, I hate gossipers, don't they ever think how they'd feel if it were about them? And Prof McGonagall is brilliant, the last bit about her love interst loving himself more was so funny, although in retrospect it probably wasn't as funny to her at the time.
Tierney sounds like a really fun person, too cool to be a brother. I have three brothers and none of them are anything like that, not with me at any rate. I sometimes wish our relationships were like the one described in this chapter. Vera's great, a little extraordinary, but I'd say thats a good thing. I'm now worrying that Voldemort and the death eaters will discover Regan's unusual talents and try to use her to their advantage in some way. Hope she and Draco work things out. I love this fic.
I'm so glad you wrote this chapter, Regan and Draco made up, made love even and it was very tastefully handled at that. Oh dear, Narcissa Malfoy does tend to get murdered alot in fics, doesn't have much luck does she? I guess her departure breaks all ties Draco has with is family and they can't hold her safety over him as leverage, but then theres Regan to consider. I'find these talks between Voldemort and the death eaters very disturbing in that they convey nothing of what they're actually planning, besides the fact that Narcissa is dead, a fact of which we were already aware. I can only hope that Draco's going to Regan wasn't planned, with his cooperation, or even with his being imperiused or impersonated.
I loved the doorbell idea, and Regan's father is funny in a detached sort of way. I think he's full of emotions underneath, but for some reason maintains a no nonsense all buisness exterior. The hawk clipping Draco was cool too, especially since he didn't realise who it was. I always feel sorry for house elves, wouldn't you rather be woken up by a distant vacuum than somebody bursting into your room? I wonder what sort of animagus Regan's brother is, I bet it's great to be an animagus, especially something so different to yourself, like a bird or even a hippogriffe, flying without a broom, and if you were an owl you could deliver your own post. Thats another thing, why do they need to use owls, couldn't they invent a transfer spell or something? Sorry I'm off topic.
The crystal rose was a lovely idea and Hermione's berating Ron for his lack of romance was hilarious. Regan had a very good point when it came to Draco's acceptance of help, perhaps he only refuses when it comes to money, something he's been taught really matters. Something odd's going on with Regan's father, he seems to be trying to show her he cares as he's never done before but has difficulty knowing how, At least she understands him though. I'm hoping she learns to use her power soon, it might make her feel more complete and at ease.