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Just a Boggart by trinsy
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Sirius was staring at the patch of carpet where the boggart, pretending to be Harry’s body, had lain. (OotP, Ch 9)

What was going through Sirius’s mind during “The Woes of Mrs. Weasley”? A missing moment from OotP.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2093 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/13/09 Updated: 01/16/09


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 01/19/09 Title: Chapter 1: one-shot

Great story, fills in a gap nicely.
Good to see it from Sirius' point of view.
Thanks.

 

Severus Snape Goes On by Wynn Terre
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: Willing out every memory he could think of, he gasped for the boy to take them. He had no other way to explain. The boy had to end this. There was no other way now. Perhaps there never would have been any other way. Thank God that Granger girl was with him to help. It would be over soon if the boy would only look at him.

Lily’s beautiful green eyes met his. Lily. Lovely Lily. His Lily. The green eyes swam and swayed out of focus, but Snape could see green distantly before him as though looking through a cloud. As he continued to watch, it came back into focus.

This is a story of Severus Snapes journey on

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1313 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/23/09 Updated: 01/25/09


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 01/27/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was great. Really enjoyed it.
We all have a soft spot for poor old Sev.
Well done!

Author's Response: Thank you. Its nice to know I am not the only "Snape Softie" on the planet.

 

Drifting by Potterworm
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: After being tortured into insanity, Alice and Frank Longbottom live in a closed ward for permanent spell damage at Saint Mungo’s.  The Healers say they cannot recognize their family members.  The Healers call them insane.  Alice Longbottom drifts through time, experiencing small blips of sanity when her son, Neville, comes to visit.  This is her story.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2537 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/23/09 Updated: 01/26/09


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 01/27/09 Title: Chapter 1: Drifting (In Between Insanity)

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.

 

Summer's Heat by Equinox Chick
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 12]

Summary: It is July 1994 and a man, riding a large winged beast, lands on a small Caribbean island. Sirius Black is looking for a sanctuary.

Sarah Macaulay has been living on the island for three years. She meets Sirius when he's washed up on her beach and for some unfathomable reason takes pity on this drifter.

Both have a past. Both have demons deep inside them. Both need to heal.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 7724 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
01/26/09 Updated: 03/25/09


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 02/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - The Drifter

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

 

Summary: Past Featured StoryWhen Lavender Brown returns to Hogwarts for her seventh year, she knows things will be hard. Professor Dumbledore’s death has scared everybody, and with her Muggle-born mother in hiding, she makes a promise to her father to stay safe.

But to stay safe she must ignore her instincts and turn her back on her friends.

This is a Lavender Brown/Blaise Zabini story, but also concerns that last year at Hogwarts when the Trio were a'hunting Horcruxes.

Thank you to Laura (bookofsecrets) and Terri (mudbloodproud) for beta'ing the first chapter, Alyssa (Harry4lif) for the second and Emma (Amortentia x) for taking over the reins. And Natalie for the last chapter.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt that surprises anyone.

This story won the 2010 QSQ for Best Chaptered Non-Canon Romance. Thank you to everyone who nominated, appreciated and judged.

ATTENTION: Because of prissy glitch on the archive, stories with a rating about 3rd-5th cannot be read. I have lowered the rating to enable access, but the content remains the same. This is a PROFESSORS rated fic. Read at your own discretion - the sexual situations warning is there for a reason.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 47427 Chapters: 9 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/23/09 Updated: 05/25/10


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 10/12/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Promises to keep

Wow! Great start.

Author's Response: Thank you. I hope you enjoy the rest of it

 
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 05/25/10 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - Before I Sleep

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~

 
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 02/13/10 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - Miles To Go

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~

 

Be Not Proud by Insecurity
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 42]

Summary: Severus Snape has just killed Dumbledore and is thus considered the most loyal servant of You-Know-Who. But his new position as headmaster of Hogwarts leaves him with more challenges than he ever anticipated.

Nicole Shaw never understood why she had been Sorted into Slytherin. Now, at the age of seventeen, the Sorting Hat’s choice is going to lead her into a dangerous situation. She cannot find it in her to accept the new regime at Hogwarts, but she is too scared to take action either.

This is a story about the painful reality of Hogwarts under Voldemort's control. Whilst Harry, Ron and Hermione have disappeared to find Horcruxes, life at Hogwarts must somehow go on ...

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 49442 Chapters: 13 Completed: No
Published:
03/30/09 Updated: 08/24/09


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 04/30/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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.

 
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 04/15/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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!

 

Summary: “Is it true five years have passed since that night? That I have been dead for five years?”


Hermione had known love with Ron. But, now he was married to someone else and Hermione was alone with only her work at the Ministry to keep her busy.

But, when she was asked by Minister Shacklebolt to handle a problem, would Hermione find love with someone from her past?

Sirius Black’s life was cut short when he fell through the Veil in the Department of Mysteries. But, somehow, he inadvertently found a way to come back through the Veil.

When he was told it was five years after he fell, Sirius didn’t believe Kingsley. Sirius found himself being held in a room in the Department of Mysteries. A prisoner again.

When the door opened and a grown-up Hermione walked through it, Sirius was stunned. How could this be the same girl he had known?


This is the story of a lost girl, a man back from the dead, and a love story that will be talked about for years.

Categories: Hermione/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 22692 Chapters: 8 Completed: No
Published:
05/03/09 Updated: 06/17/12


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 05/12/09 Title: Chapter 1: From the Past to the Future

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

 
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 05/16/09 Title: Chapter 3: Memories and An Unexpected Guest

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

 
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 05/05/09 Title: Chapter 1: From the Past to the Future

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

 

Friends in Unlikely Places by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 14]

Summary: Hermione Weasley (nee Granger) was always top of the class. Everything she needed to know she found out from books.

But no book can help her bond with her child. Will a chance encounter with a stranger will put her back on the right path?

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1645 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/14/09 Updated: 05/14/09


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 05/15/09 Title: Chapter 1: A Natural Mother.

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

 

Grave Days by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 100]

Summary: Front page: THE DAILY PROPHET 4 May 1998

TOM RIDDLE “ 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.

“Lord Voldemort” 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 “He’s 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.” 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 2

The days after the battle were days of grief and mourning. Grave Days.

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 77566 Chapters: 15 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/28/09 Updated: 04/15/10


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 03/07/10 Title: Chapter 12: Funereal Progress

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. Im 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-

 
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 12/30/09 Title: Chapter 9: Death Watch?

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: Im 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.

 
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 04/15/10 Title: Chapter 1: Sepulchral Mist

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 its slow going, she is so difficult to get right. I hope that you enjoy A&S Now that Ive started writing, I simply cant stop. -N-

 
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 03/18/10 Title: Chapter 13: Inhumations

That was lovely.
You have made my day!!
This story just gets better and better.
Thank you.

Author's Response: Thanks. The "Grave Days" finish with the funerals. The end is in sight. -N-

 
Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 12/15/09 Title: Chapter 6: Under a Shroud

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.

 

Company by HollynPhoenix
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Minerva knew it was time to leave. She was ready. So why was it so hard to walk out that door? A one-shot moment of transition in one character's life after the war. Why are life's major transitions so challenging, and what is it we really need from each other?

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2108 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/01/09 Updated: 11/10/09


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 11/11/09 Title: Chapter 1: Company

That was lovely.
Minerva is one of my favourite characters.
Thank you.

 

Of Snake Bites and Dittany Cures by Iva1201
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: "There is someone there. Someone watching us. I can tell. There, over by the bushes."

(Hermione Granger to Harry Potter, Christmas Night 1997, graveyard in Godric's Hollow)

Christmas 1997 story, compliant to DH 1st half. My guess as to the person hiding behind the bushes? Professor Severus Snape visiting Lily Evans. The story is Snape-Potter mentoring one.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6242 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
Published:
11/24/09 Updated: 12/20/09


Reviewer: minervassister Signed
Date: 12/15/09 Title: Chapter 4: Before the Dawn

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.

 
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