Great story, fills in a gap nicely.
Good to see it from Sirius' point of view.
That was great. Really enjoyed it.
We all have a soft spot for poor old Sev.
Author's Response: Thank you. Its nice to know I am not the only "Snape Softie" on the planet.
That was so sad.
Thank you for telling Alice's story.
It is very well written and so believable.
It made me cry.
Author's Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I'm glad it made you cry, as that was what I was going for. Thanks for reading and reviewing.
Great start! Looking forward to reading more.
Author's Response: I'm pleased you enjoyed this. The second chapter is with my beta so hopefully will be ready soon. Thanks for the review. Carole xxx
Wow! Great start.
Author's Response: Thank you. I hope you enjoy the rest of it
Great!! So glad they stayed together.
Author's Response: I'm too soppy for my own good at times, but I wanted them to at least have a chance of happiness. Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed it. ~Carole~
A great chapter, so well written.
You kept very well to canon and developed your own story too.
Looking forward to finding out what happens next.
Author's Response: Thank you very much for reviweing. This was a hard chapter because of the canon events, so I'm pleased it worked for you. One more chapter ... I think ~Carole~
It's getting really scary now!! Poor Nicole! Poor Sev!
This is a really good story. Thanks for keeping the chapters coming in regularly.
Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, things do hotten up for the next couple of chapters. Nicole has bitten off more than she can chew.
Great story, good to hear it from Sev's point of view.
Just being picky, but would Severus as a very formal and articulate English wizard have used the expression "hang tough"?
It's not a common expression in the UK.
Looking forward to hearing more of the story.
Author's Response: Thank you, I'm glad you're enjoying it. 'Hang tough' has become quite a well-known phrase in the UK - especially for those that watch the Gladiators. You're right about it being a little too informal for Snape, though - he is a very challenging character to keep in IC, so thanks for the comment!
Enjoyed chapter 2, glad harry is now in the know re Sirius.
You are developing the story really well.
Looking forward to chapter 3.
Author's Response: Thank you for your review. I hope you continue to enjoy this story. Terri
Oh this is getting very exciting!
Great idea, you are really developing it well.
Looking forward to the next chapter.
Author's Response: Thank you for your review. The next chapter will be very soon. Terri
Great start, can't wait for the next part of the story.
So good to give Sirius another chance and Hermione too.
Author's Response: Thank you for your review. This idea just came to me one day. And I thought, why not? Terri
Enjoyed the story. I think you should take it further if you have the time.
I'd love to see how the situations progresses.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review and I'm pleased you enjoyed the story. Hmm, my beta reckoned I should take it furthur and who am I to ardue with the lovely bookofsecrets who gave me the prompt. Thanks again Carole xxx
TOM RIDDLE ‚Ä“ THE SELF-STYLED LORD VOLDEMORT
Editors Note: At the request of the Ministry for Magic this Official Statement issued by the Office of the Minister is produced full and unedited.
OFFICIAL MINISTRY STATEMENT
This official statement has been compiled with the assistance and co-operation of Mr Harry Potter.
‚ÄúLord Voldemort‚ÄĚ was, in fact a man named Tom M. Riddle, son of a witch, Merope Gaunt and a Muggle, Tom Riddle Senior. The Ministry has decided that in all future official publications Riddle will be referred to by his given name.
There has already been much speculation and wild rumour regarding the events at Hogwarts School. The Ministry can confirm that Tom M. Riddle was killed at dawn on the morning of Saturday, 2 May. Riddle was disarmed by Harry Potter while in the act of firing a killing curse at Mr Potter. The curse killed Riddle rather than its intended target.
Continued on page 4
WHERE IS HARRY POTTER?
Despite the Official Ministry Statement (published above) we are no closer to receiving an answer to the question on the lips of every witch and wizard in the country. Where is Harry Potter?
It appears that Mr Potter left Hogwarts School early yesterday morning, apparently in the company of his close associates Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. An attractive young Ministry clerk, who did not wish to be named, told The Prophet ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs at the Ministry, having an important meeting with the Minister. My friends and I saw him. He asked us out to the pub, but we had to turn him down.‚ÄĚ This statement is at odds with a report from the Portkey Office that Mr Potter has fled the country, travelling to Australia with his companions.
Continued on page 2The days after the battle were days of grief and mourning. Grave Days.
Another great chapter.
I love the way you keep to canon so well and bring in things like Lee's Potterwatch.
Luna is great as well. She always sounds authentic.
Thanks for a really good story. Looking forward to the next chapter.
Author's Response: Thank you. Iím trying my best to keep everything (and everyone) to canon. The next chapter (in fact the final three chapters) are being betaed right now. -N-
That was great! Loved the ending most unexpected.
You have dealt very well with the unease that funerals produce.
Sad, funny, very well observed.
This is a first class story.
Author's Response: Iím glad that you enjoyed the ending. There are a few clues scattered about in earlier chapters. I thought they were obvious. Funerals can never be happy occassions, and trying to capture the unease was something I was striving to do, so thank you.
That was great!!!
You are the best writer at getting the true voice of the characters.
Luna was spot on.
Looking forward to the new story.
Keep writing you have a great gift.
Author's Response: Thank you. I am so happy that you like my characterisation. :D I am trying to work on a Luna one-shot, but itís slow going, she is so difficult to get right. I hope that you enjoy A&S Now that Iíve started writing, I simply canít stop. -N-
That was lovely.
You have made my day!!
This story just gets better and better.
Author's Response: Thanks. The "Grave Days" finish with the funerals. The end is in sight. -N-
This is a great story. My most favourite just now.
Really appreciate how quickly the new chapters are coming up.
The characters and the dialogue are really authentic. Well done!
Author's Response: Frankly, given the huge gap between the first chapter anf the rest, I'm astonished as to how quickly the chapters are coming up. Thank LuNaLoVeGoOdLoVer, not me. She continued to beta additional chapters regardless of the fact that Chapter 2 was rejected several times. We got there in the end and now I have a healthy (but rapidly diminishing) backlog of chapters to post. I strive to keep the characters and dialogue authentic, so thanks for the kind words.
That was lovely.
Minerva is one of my favourite characters.
Enjoying this story.
Snape is one of my favourite characters and you do a really good job on him.
Do you think Dumbledore was really uncaring? Perhaps more driven by the need to see the bigger picture but he did admit that he had made mistakes.
Looking forward to the next chapter.