Summary: Chapter Ninety Six is posted!
This is the story of four boys. This is the story of a boy from a family he wants to escape from. This is the story of a boy who is from a family he loves deeply, but lacks the gift of a best friend. This is the story of a boy who has been living with a curse his entire life, fighting to overcome it. This is the story of a boy who wishes to show people what he can do. This is the story of how these four boys came to know each other, of how they became friends. This is the story of their unbreakable bond, of a bond that could survive any test, any trial. This is a story that will ultimately end in tragedy.
Nominated for a 2007 and 2009 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Marauder's Era Featured Mugglenet Fanfiction, October 2011
I suppose after 96 chapters, more than 400 000 words and almost three years, the least you deserve is a thank you-note. So - thank you. I really did enjoy it, and do appreciate all your hard work. You've written a wonderful story.
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
Summary: Parvati, Cho and Ginny - the three prettiest girls of Hogwarts, demand Harry why he didn't simply stick around with one of them. And he answers each of the ladies in limerick-like stanzas, giving his own "verdict" in the end.
Warning: Slightly idiotic
I am a Harry/Luna shipper even though I am perfectly happy with the way it turned out in HBP, but I have to admit, when you let the readers complain in the end I was sure Harry would reply that he didn't need a girl because he was going to die in the last book ... I was actually a bit disappointed when he replied otherwise! (wow, long sentence.)
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...
I honestly thought you were going to kill them, and that almost made me hate you ... which is a shame, because I absolutely love this story. (And not only because you're letting Tonks and Remus live!) It's very original and well written and ... I am definitly looking forward to reading the epilogue.
Summary: Albus Dumbledore really did see socks when he looked into the Mirror of Erised. And this is the reason why.
A beautiful story! I just love the ending, it's very touching. And I love thick woolen socks =)
Summary: After being hooked up with a job teaching at Hogwarts by her little sister, Muggle Chastity Fagman is the first Muggle Muggle Studies teacher Hogwarts has ever seen. But after the Headmaster slips about her strictly non-magical status, all of her students know that she can't do anything magical. What will happen in her first class?
This story contains some language not suitable for younger readers and crude humor. Maybe.
I loved the idea, but hey, this simply can't be a one shot. You can't just have her quit. I want to read more!!! =)
Author's Response: I\'ll think about it, and see if I can make up another. I do have a unformed idea, and a first line. And I hope to give you all more to read soon!
Summary: Draco somehow managed to get his very own advice column in Hogwarts' school paper, where he gives his sage opinion to those who dare to ask for it. Feel free to write in for advice about love, life, school, family, anything you can think of! But remember... with Draco, you tend not to get the answer you expected!
Haha, this was fun. Here comes a letter for Draco!
I am very confused. You see, I'm in love in this really sexy Slytherin boy named Blaise - or, I thought he was a boy but then suddenly he was a girl, and I started wondering whether or not I was a lesbian. But then, when I finally had accepted that maybe I was a lesbian, and that it was not so bad if it meant I could be with Blaise, it turned out he had been a boy all the time! No I simply can't help but wonder what's truly underneath his (her?) clothes ... What am I supposed to do? Should I stop reading fanfiction?
Confused & Obsessed
Author's Response: Draco is (finally!) reviewing your letter!
Summary: Lynnette Brewer knows only that she must save Fenrir Greyback, her only friend. Whether or not werewolves really exist is another issue.
I wasn't going to read this, because I don't like Fenrir (who does?), but - obviously - I read it anyway ... and it was simply beautiful. It made me cry.
Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it :)
Summary: A train ride that never was. A shuffled narrative. The words that pass between people, unsaid.
This story is very, very beautiful. I find myself, as a reader, trusting the author completely, and that is something that, unfortunately, rarely happens when I'm reading fanfiction. But with this story, it happened, because ... honestly, I don't know. I think it's partly because of the summary, which intrigued me, or the chapter titles, which I couldn't make any sense out of, but felt just right anyhow ... but mainly, it is simply the story as a whole ... it feels as everyting - every word, every sentence - is exactly as it should be.
I don't know how to describe it any better, I just wanted you to know that I think this is a truly wonderful piece of literature.
That idea of trust is an interesting one. When I'm reading something, I really enjoy not knowing exactly where the story is headed, and if the author puts in enough interesting details about what's passing by, I don't really care about reaching the destination at the end. I think, if there's a bit of trust between the reader and the author, that sometimes you can do away with a traditional sort of structure, with a set-up and a conclusion, and just go for a walk around and look at interesting things.
Thankyou for the review. If I can write something that's both indescribable and wonderful, then that's a pretty good achievement.
Summary: Neville and his friends have no choice but to return to Hogwarts. But will it even be like Hogwarts anymore, with Snape as Headmaster? Neville must stand strong while Harry, Ron and Hermione are surely on the run miles away...
As I have read and enjoyed this story to the end, I figured you deserve a review, or, at the very least, a thank-you-note. So thank you for writing this story, I simply adore your Neville! The epilogue was very sweet.
After the Battle of Hogwarts, Luna and Neville retreat to the Hog's Head to explore the feelings of attraction that have been growing over the year. Is what they feel for 'real' or just the thrll of being young and having survived.
What they find or don't find will shape their futures
The fable about the fish and the pelican was very beautiful and fitting! It's a wonderful story, well done!