Penname: Cheshlin [Contact]
Real name: Cyndi or Cyns
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I'm 30 years old, married and an avid reader.

I love Fantasy books. Some of my favorite Authors include JKR, David Eddings, Tad Williams, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Elizabeth Hayden, and Robert Jordan.

I have a twin sister that betas for me. We have always been best friends and I hope we will stay that way.

I have found a great fondness for taking Hapkido. I'm currently a purple belt, and really having fun since I have gotten my twin, Step-sister, and husband to start coming to class with me. I also have a few other massage therapists from my office that come.

My favorite Animals are penguins. I also have a thing for cats, which led to me writing my first story, Switched.

My first Child was born in June. She is totally amazing, and I can't wait until she is old enough to share Harry with.

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Age of Innocence by GinnyAtHeart
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 110]

Summary: In the age of innocence, friends discover that not everyone is innocent. Especially not who they expected to be. Everyone makes mistakes, even Hermione Granger... Post-HBP AU

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 13744 Chapters: 8 Completed: No
07/27/05 Updated: 01/26/06

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 01/27/06 Title: Chapter 8: Enter McGonagall Stage Left

I'm glad that Hermione is doing ok. I was a little worried about her. Mrs. Weasley finding out about things will be very interesting. She does need to find out though. I'm glad Ron isn't taking things out on Ginny, and Hermione isn't either. Ginny is just in a really tight spot and will hopefully forgive herself too. I look forward to the next chapter.

Author's Response: Yes, Ginny really didn't get the best reviews last chapter. When the fans started yelling at her, I knew she had to be forgiven. After all, she is my favorite character. *points to username* And yes, Mrs. Weasley should be very interesting. Even I don't know what her reaction will be. Haha.

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 07/31/05 Title: Chapter 2: Secrets and Regrets

I think it still seems a little OOC for both Harry and Hermione, but I am still intrigued. I will keep reading! :)

Author's Response: Trust me anyone who's hurt as bad as they were in love could turn to each other in a moment like that. Hehe. =) The power of trust is the most amazing part of love.


Missing Scenes by MoonysMistress
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 145]

Summary: In every story, there are missing scenes: smaller stories that don't make it into the main plot, but that subconsciously happen all the same. Harry Potter is no different behind the scenes were the makings of a love that surprised us all.

Categories: Remus/Tonks Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 29424 Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
08/13/05 Updated: 06/08/06

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 02/25/06 Title: Chapter 6: The Moment to Discuss It

Woooo Hooooo!!! I knew he finally gave in, but the "I surrender" moment was GREAT!! Remus totally deserves to be happy, and I hope that JKR will let him stay that way for a little while! One of the Marauders deserves to live with a wife and raise his kids. Sirius and James didn't get to, and Wormtail doesn't count!!! I really hope that Remus is able to! You don't have any say in that, but I love your story! It is great having Tonks with the pink hair. I can't wait until Molly and everyone else gets to see them together. I'm thinking you also have to show some of the funeral. That was when JKR showed them together. I look forward to the next chapter!

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 01/11/06 Title: Chapter 5: Rumors

I really think you do a good Tonks. Her worry about Remus is great. I loved her perspective of the meeting with Harry. I'm still really enjoying this story. I look forward to the next one.

Author's Response: Aww, I love Tonks. Actually, she and I are strangely alike, so maybe that's why she's turned out halfway decent, if vaguely OOC. Next update will be sometime this week. (Rejoice!) Thanks for reviewing, Cheshlin!

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 01/09/06 Title: Chapter 4: Christmas Memories

This is a great story. It is a very original idea. We see so much from Harry's POV. It is nice getting it from some other POV. There is so much going on. I love getting to know your version of how Tonks fell in love with Remus. It is heartbreaking seeing her try to get him to admit his feelings, so she can at least know if she has a chance or not. I know I've been in tears a few times, and I don't cry that easy. Having her watch his transformation was great. It really shows just how much she really cares. I look forward to the next installment!

Author's Response: I'll admit, there was a purely selfish reason for writing this fanfic. I didn't care about points of view, I was simply infuriated with JKR for not giving us more R/T backstory. At least it spawned something tolerable. *pets story* Haha. Stay tuned, the next update is...well...alive, at least. Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 04/26/06 Title: Chapter 7: Remembering Albus Dumbledore

Thank you for such a wonderful story. Everything you wrote fits in perfectly with HBP. My favorite part of this chapter was when Ginny took strength in seeing how Tonks persevered and finally got what she wanted. It really does explain why she doesn't totally break down when Harry tells her they have to go separate ways. Thanks for a wonderful story!


Summary: Tonks remembers the night so clearly, the night he had died and the war was still to be fought. poor Harry, he took it hard, but even as they were all upstairs in the hospital wing, Tonks managed to despair about her love. Her love which will last forever. No matter what.

Categories: Remus/Tonks Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 1362 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
08/14/05 Updated: 08/14/05

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 12/30/05 Title: Chapter 1: True Love Will Last Forever

That was a very cute story. I think you totally caught the moments of Tonks needing Remus and her feelings for him. When you had him finally realize what he was doing and what he was offered was great! :)

Author's Response: Thanks. It's sort of what I think would've happened after that part in the infimary so I'm glad you liked it. Tonks has become my fave character so I think I'm getting good at writing her, maybe she should have a bit more fun in my next story. Glad you liked the fic. Thanks for the review.


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Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 0 Chapters: 0 Completed: No
12/31/69 Updated: 12/31/69

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 09/01/07 Title: None

You have definitely caught the essence of darkness in Bellatrix and Voldemort. When Voldemort cast the spell to strangle Malfoy, I really felt the power from Voldemort. Bellatrix's love of maiming and killing seems a bit much for a six year old, but if any child would have been so twisted, it would have been her.

Voldemort changing his mind about killing Bellatrix after invading her mind makes sense to me. A girl her age would be easy to twist to his goals, especially since she already shared some of his ruthlessness and obsession. This is a very interesting start to a what could be a very intersting story. Cyns


For Padma's Sake by HermioneDancr
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 35]

Summary: Once, Parvati and Padma shared everything: pain and tears, happiness and laughter. But time has changed them, and now -- as Parvati sits with her sister at the dining table -- she cannot share. She must be strong. For Padma's sake. HBP Spoilers.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2026 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
08/27/05 Updated: 08/09/06

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 09/05/06 Title: Chapter 2: Because of Parvati

Wow. This is a very emotional chapter. It really show how two worlds that are very similar can be very different. Being a twin myself, I have seen how two people can see things in entirely different ways. I feel bad for both the twins. I love the way you show this very emotional time, and seeing how Padma shatters, is very sad. Thanks for adding to this story.

Author's Response: I\'m so glad you came back to read the second chapter, even though I wrote it so much later (and originally didn\'t plan on it at all). Thanks for reviewing; I always enjoy getting reviews from you.


Where Memories Are Lost by Ella Norman
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: *one-shot* One question has plagued the Wizarding world for years. Why did Sirius Black laugh? Some have come up with their own answers, and others are content to sit and speculate. When Prophet reporter, Tom Wilkes goes to speak with Sirius Black, he gets an inscrutable and long-awaited answer from the notorious criminal. Sometimes you have to laugh, just to keep from crying.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1248 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
08/27/05 Updated: 01/11/06

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 01/11/06 Title: Chapter 1: Azkaban Fortress

I like this story. It gives an answer to a much asked question, and it is just a little story of entertainment. :)

Author's Response: I\'m always glad to entertain. :-)


After the Die is Cast by Mudblood428
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 596]

Summary: Since the tragedy at the Astronomy Tower, Harry has become an even more formidable wizard, but a shocking revelation may mean the difference between life and death for The Boy Who Lived. It is the final stage of Harry's quest to destroy Lord Voldemort - can he save the Wizarding World and those he loves from the treachery of the Dark Lord... and also save himself? [Action takes place in media res towards the end of Harry's Seventh Year at Hogwarts (Post-HBP).]

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 72692 Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes
08/28/05 Updated: 01/07/07

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 11/01/05 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter Six: Casualties of War

I just read what you have in your story in one shot. I'm really enjoying it!! I really think you get the characters as they should be. George and Fred definitely made an explosive entrance, but that is how it should be! I'm also glad that the entire DA showed up! I really think in that year they would be more focused on things like that. The war is progressing and more people are losing loved ones. I look forward to reading more!! :)

Author's Response: Thanks so much, Cheshlin! To be completely candid, writing this story has been so much fun because I get to write out the scenarios that I hope will happen in Book Seven whilst trading theories with other HP fans! I agree - the war is quite serious now. The upcoming chapter will show just how invested the DA members really are in winning the war. Thanks again!

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 11/17/05 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter Seven: A New Generation

Wow. Great Chapter. I'm glad that Neville is starting to get his due. Harry's little speach to him was AWESOME. I hope that Luna gets to step up too, but I understand why she hasn't yet. Harry saying he's stronger with Ginny around was great. The hand moving at the end totally made it a cliffy, but that is ok. Makes us want more sooner!! LOL :)

Author's Response: hehehe... Funny how I shoot myself in the foot that way. Means I'll have to get my butt in gear and start writing sooner! Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed Harry and Neville's exchange, and Luna will have her time to shine soon enough. And if I haven't mentioned it yet, I LOVE writing H/G (does it show?). Thanks for coming back, Cheshlin!

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 01/08/06 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Nine: Fire and Ice

That was definitely a WOW! chapter. I like how Harry was able to hold the Inferi off long enough for Hermione and Ginny to get back. Hagrid refusing to leave was so on character. Malfoy helping, and letting Harry use the Hand of Glory was great! The twist of having Malfoy be a werewolf is great. The only problem is that Wolfsbane doesn't stop the transfirmation, it just keeps the mind human. I guess Snape could have found another potion that stopped it all together. If anyone could, it would have been him. Wormtail turning up, is either very good, or very bad. I kinda hope he redeems himself a bit. He betrayed James and Lily, and framed Sirius. Saving Lupin would be a little bit of atonement for him. I will never like him, but there is some reason he was in Griffindor. I want to see why! I really look forward to the next chapter. Thanks for this long installment.

Author's Response: Thanks, Cheshlin! You brought up a really good point - I completely forgot about the limitations of Wolfsbane... However, I'm working on altering that bit to fix the inconsistency. Thanks for bringing that to my attention - I really do want to keep this as faithful as possible to what canon has already established. Also, Wormtail is in a *very* interesting situation now, isn't he? I've spent quite a bit of time ruminating on his fate - I think I've come up with a satisfactory resolution for that plot line considering his unforgivable transgressions. To say more would spoil it, but let's just say I look forward to sharing Chapter 10 :). Thanks again for reviewing!

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 05/02/06 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter Eleven: Two Serpents

Wow! That was definitely a battle worth reading. The play between Harry, Ginny, and Voldemort was intriguing. I was so happy to see that Ginny was able to throw off the Imperious curse, though I'm of the mind it wouldn't have worked anyhow. There has to be hate behind the killing curse for it to be effective. She doesn't hate herself, therefore it would have never worked. It was heartbreaking when Harry died. At least he got to say good bye. I also loved him seeing the dead gather round him and help with the chant. I anxiously look for the next chapter.

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 07/11/06 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter Twelve: Song of the Phoenix

Wow. You managed to answer all the most important questions! I really look forward to reading how you tie up any loose ends. This was an amazing story. I love how Dumbledore was able to answer why Snape was on the correct side and how he helped Harry decide to go back. I also love how Fawkes showed up in time to help pull him from the deep.

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 11/22/06 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter Thirteen: The Scar

Wow! Another AWESOME chapter! I loved Lupin and his chocolate. Ginny being in the room the entire time was nice too. I loved when Harry woke her up. That was such a great moment. Lupin coming in when Harry was trying to convince everyone of his guilt was perfect timing. Thanks for another great chapter, and I await anxiously for the epilogue!

Author's Response: *blushes* Ginny and the Sleeping Draught was a means to an end, really. I needed her to already be there for the express purpose of giving Harry the chance to wake her - what I call the \"Sleeping Beauty\" moment. :D Totally loved writing, so I\'m thrilled you liked reading it! Thanks so much!

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 12/04/05 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter Eight: Dead and Undead

I love a lot of what happened in this chapter. Padma dieing was extremely sad, and I have sympathy for what Parvarti is feeling. Being a twin myself, I can totally understand. The one difference with me, is that I'd be getting some revenge myself. Oh well. Everyone is different. Grawp was wonderful. Hagrid showed up just in time! I hope that Harry is able to protect his friends from the Inferi!! What a cliffie!! LOL Oh well, just makes us want more. I look forward to the next chapter!

Author's Response: I didn't know you were a twin - that's pretty neat :). Anyhoo, it's hard to read it in the scene, but there's an interesting transaction happening between Harry and Parvati that helps to explain why I decided against keeping her around to exact revenge on the DE for Padma's death. Parvati is charging him with that responsibility because she knows that 1) Harry won't let her go back, and 2) Harry is far more likely to succeed than she is in her condition. It's a very strange moment of clarity for her brought on by extraordinary circumstances. Here's why it's important: it's something of a turning point in the story. Harry is just starting to bear the wounds of those around him - but by the time he reaches Voldemort, he will literally be shouldering the weight of everyone's pain and suffering. He'll be stripped bare of his reservations, left with only the raw conviction that, if he dies, he's taking Voldemort with him.

Enough ranting though. Thank you so much for reviewing and I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Cheers!

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 02/25/06 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Ten: Debts Repaid

That was a great chapter! Snape finally showing he is on Harry's side, and dieing to prove it. That was GREAT! His last word being Lily was intrigueing! Harry having to sacrifice himself, that will give me something to ponder. I look forward to the next chapter, and the show down.

Author's Response: Author's Response: You've hit the nail on the head - Snape's fidelity: the proof is in the pudding. I'm so glad you've enjoyed this chapter and I hope the next can live up to this one! Thanks so much :)

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 01/10/07 Title: Chapter 14: Epilogue

Thank you so much for such a wonderful story! I love that we found out much of what happened because Harry was informing his mom and dad. That is so sweet! I also like how he gives them the locket, and moves on with his life. You have done an extraordinary job at writing this story, and I just feel honored to have found it and read it! :) Cyns


Summary: When Remus meets Tonks for a drink at the Three Broomsticks, he gets rather more than he bargained for...

Categories: Remus/Tonks Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 15021 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
08/31/05 Updated: 09/20/05

Reviewer: Cheshlin Signed
Date: 09/18/05 Title: Chapter 2: Hiding

I really like how you are adjusting this from the original to make it a story of it's own!! I'm really enjoying reading your version of Remus and Tonks!

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