NIGHTINGALE, SING US A SONG of a love that once belonged.
NIGHTINGALE, TELL ME YOUR TALE; was your journey far too long?
I'm Kritchen, I'm nineteen and my birthday is May 25th. I live in America and I don't know what to tell you about myself. I have issues picking favorites so basically, I don't have a favorite HP book or movie. I do have a favorite character. Yes, that would be Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. I'm completely convinced that if Dumbledore wasn't dead, gay and about four times older than me, he'd be my soul mate. No lie. love Sirius, Remus, Tonks, Kingsley, Luna, the Twins, et cetera. Some random trivia as to how HP has affected my real life? I have a cat named Bo Kingsley (after the one in the books). I'm immensely and hugely like Luna and Dumbledore. My car is even named Luna. It's gotten to the point where my friends at school call her that.
One True Pairing: Andromeda and Ted. My story is based around them and all came about by a one shot of Teddy Lupin by Kerichi. Thank you Kerichi! Writing my story, I've simply fallen in love with these two characters and I've got plenty of story ideas left for sequels. :]
Recommended Fan Fics: anything of Kerichi's. Mistletoe's Broken Quills. KritchMis's Fuzzy Elfin Dilemmas. Padfootsgirl1981's Things Aren't Always Black and White.
I know I know. I have failed as your biggest fan! I just got so busy in life that I didn't have time to read your fantastic story!
I must say I love the intrigue and mystery going on right now. The humor also makes me giggle aloud which takes some effort. :D
Author's Response: Yay! You're back! *hugs* Thanks so much! Great to hear that you're still enjoying it :D.
A kiss! A kiss! Ohemgee! A kiss! Lol. Girls like Debbie make me roll my eyes. I like Kirsty!
Author's Response: Hehe! Thought that'd make you happy :D. Yes, I don't like girls like Debbie, I'll stick to the Kirsty fanclub with you I think lol.
First off, Can we feed Debbie to the monster in the lake? Or maybe to the giants...
Second, You drive me crazy will all this back and forth between Sirius and Kirsty. I want something solid man!
Third, I was NOT expecting the thing with Remus and Hayley. I kind of forgot about it in fact. Make it right! lol.
Great job as ever. My strong reaction means I care which means I love it.
Author's Response: Oooh, now feeding Debbie to the squid could be an interesting plot point... lol. But I love driving people crazy :D. Glad to hear I caught you off guard, and thank you!
:P I think I've said this before, but you're a genius! You covered all of this fantastically well and it wasn't cliched at all (though by now, I know to expect much better from you :D)
I absolutely loved how Sam did that. If only guys were like that in real life! ;)
Author's Response: Aww thank you! That means a lot, it really does! If I only I was a genius when it came to geography (the exam I\'m revising for right now)! Yay glad i managed to avoid the cliches! I know bless him, I want a guy like that :(. Thanks for the lovely review!
AHHHHH. Have I told you lately how much I love this story, your characters and your style of writing? It's amazing and I love you for bringing this joy into my life. :D FANTASTIC.
Author's Response: Aww *blushes*, you made my day by saying that :D! I seriously can't stop beaming away now, thank you SO much! xx
Oh, and I completely forgot to add that Sirius & Emma in the box made me laugh. Sam & Emma are just [squeals] PERFECT. EPP! I so saw it coming. ;)
Author's Response: Hehe, glad to hear it! I honestly love the idea of them commentating and I'm SO glad I did it! Aw glad you think so, they're such a cute couple *hugs them*. Did you REALLY see it coming? :P
[throws temper tantrum] No fair! [whines] Not fair at all! Needless to say, I can't wait for the next chapter.
I love your characters and the way you portray the marauders. [glomps] thank you kindly for the fantastic story. :]
Author's Response: Hehehe *loves causing chaos*. Aw thank you so much, I\'m glad you love my characters and Marauders, they seem to be a huge part of my life now, so it means a lot that you\'ve fallen in love with them too. Thank you kindly for reading, liking and reviewing my apparently fantastic story! xx
I simply love this one-shot. It's very amusing and it's inspired my own story centering around this pair. :] They've become my OTP and it never would have happened without you. :]
Author's Response: That\'s awesome! I checked your profile, didn\'t see it, so is it in the queue? Still a WIP?
Wow, I never even thought of this relationship before but you gave it a very believable twist. I could see this happening and it almost makes me want to change the OC in my story to Lucius but I won't. lol. Excellent song fic. :]
Author's Response: Heehee. Thank you so much! :D
Oh wow. I just read a book about a Jewish girl hiding her faith in 16th century England. This is a fantastic story to find! I love the characters and I can't wait to see where you take them.
Author's Response: Thank you. I\'m hoping to add one shot chapters as I go until (someday in the distant future) I have at least one for ever other generation of the family and can trace their movements around. I\'m glad that you liked it and hope it will continute to live up to your expectations.
Oh my heavens, I'm simply itching for more. Please do tell me that you have another chapter in the queue for this!
The transition from the beginning to later down the line was very smooth, and still marked out that this wasn't the same girl from the beginning. I really do wish to know how this story ends and all its little twists and turns.
Author's Response: I\'m glad that you are enjoying this! I\'m putting out one shot chapters rather slowly (and unfortunatly with big gaps) because of the research I\'m putting into this, but I eventually hope to trace at least every other generation from 1492 to the present. Since the necklace is passed down from mother to daughter, I hope this will provide the continutity and trasition that you were talking about. \r\n\r\nThanks again for the kind review!
[pokes] I want to know the rest! No fair to leave us hanging like that!
Author's Response: Next chapter is almost ready!
Oh my heavens. I honestly don't know what to say but I know I must because this was simply to fantastic to ignore.
Remus was spot on, I thought. He was mature, thoughtful; exactly the way I picture him. He was loveable too in his kindness to Sirius. The old friendhsip, while halting and unsure, was rekindled elegantly and I loved it. Every word of it. :D
Author's Response: Thank you so much, I love that Lupin, such a cutie that one.
Awwwah. this is absolute luff. You wrote the scene so well. I can feel Sirius's emotions and the gentleness and longing and... GO KAT!
Author's Response: Lol, thanks Kritch. I\'m happy you luff. Thanks for the cheer, as well.
This is an excellent beginning. :] Can't wait to see the rest.
Author's Response: Thanks! :) I\'ll update ASAP
Have I reviewed this? I don't think I have! Gah, I'm a horrible beta if I haven't. Lol. You know that I so love this scene and that I think you totally stole it from my brain. Or rather, that I'm thinking of stealing it for my ALLTB sequel. :D Whoopsie. Wasn't supposed to let that slip. ;) Still hyper obviously and this is not very story related... Moving on!
I so loved the tensions and the emotions and the way you showed Ted and Dromeda and really, I'm just in love with it. That was a horribly incorrect grammatically sentence. >.< Okay, I should shut up now. I LOVE IT! [favorites]
Author's Response: I don\'t know why I haven\'t responded to this? SO! Thanks, kritch :] Great minds think alike! Obviously... And I really do think your brain steals my brain\'s ideas sometimes.. >.> Sketch. Lol. THANKIESFORTEHLUBLYREVIEW!
This story is completely inspiring. It brings to life the color of loss in the eyes of a very real, very wonderful OC. It explores the wonders of finding hope and dreams again. It moved me almost to tears. It's written beautifully and kept me unwilling to turn away for one second. FANTASTICLY AMAZING. lol.
Author's Response: Thank you very much for all your kind words. I\'ve had several of my close friends go through periods of depression, and watching them slowly come back out of it was one of the most beautiful experiances I have had. I\'m very glad you enjoyed it!
This story was extremely touching and actually brought tears to my eyes. I loved it, and I have to say that I haven't seen much that covers Remus' time in the werewolf colony. Your story painted a very vivid picture of it.
Author's Response: Wow, I\'m honoured. :D It\'s not often that I hear my writing has made people cry and I was hoping that it didn\'t come across as too bland as I was writing this with limited time on my hands. I was a bit curious as to how the colony would have been structured, so what better than to write a fic about it?
It was like a wizard tale. The clever Slytherin helps a hag who later repays the debt. Except that Rose Weasley wasn't a hag, and Scorpius didn't expect to call in the favour.
*Winner of the 2010 Next Generation QSQ award*
This is the first chapter of this I've decided to review but it is definitely worth it. I've always had a thing for those slightly opposing couples. You've written Rose and Scorpius wonderfully in that aspect. They are their own characters and while they are different from each other, I believe they compliment each other well. This was not the favor I saw coming at all. It's a wonderful cliffhanger. :)
Author's Response: When a story's complete there's no reason you can't read straight through, so I'm happy you stopped to tell me you like the characterization and the cliffhanger. Thank you!
I knew that first line was familiar. I loved The Illusionist! Rose and Scorpius would definitely be able to pull of so daring a caper. In fact, it seems they already are. I just love your characterization of them. This is my first next generation that I've read and your portrayal of Ron is exactly how I'd imagine him reacting. Wonderful story!
Author's Response: Aw, thanks! Ron has matured, and he reacts like a dad, but there's still a bit of the boy left who's suspicious of all Slytherins (especially Malfoys!), and it'll take awhile before he trusts Scorpius with his daughter. :D