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The Vindication Of James Potter by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 184 Reviews Past Featured Story

"James Sirius Potter, it is the judgment of the Wizengamot that you have been found guilty. You knowingly, in possession of sound mind and body, used the Cruciatus Curse and the Killing Curse in the intentional torture and murder of one Gregory Goyle the Third."

James Potter was going to Azkaban for the rest of his natural life, and his whole family was in shambles. His wife and child have fled the country, his sister was missing, and his parents were a wreck. However, James knew that he had larger problems: his guilt was coming more and more in question.

Though he knew that James was withholding information about the circumstances of the murder of which he had been found guilty, Harry had secrets of his own; however, even he could not handle this torrent of trouble alone. Can Harry trust his darkest confidences to anyone? Even family? 

How will the Potter clan stop the downward spiral into pain and disaster, and can they recover what they've lost?


This fic was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Next-Generation Story.

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 12/14/09 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 11

I love this story! This is spell binding (no pun intended). Seriously, this is a great story, can't wait for each chapter to come out.

Author's Response:

I really appreciate the praise. I had not expected my first fic to be so well-received. There is a ton more of story to come, and I hope the rest of it meets with your expectations. This book is kind of my baby in a way, born from one sentence repeating in my head. Stay tuned!


Girl Talk & Goodbyes by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 17 Reviews
Summary: The wedding cake is gone; the bride and groom are honeymooning. Yet Molly Weasley cannot seem to relax and enjoy the family that lingers in the aftermath of the celebration. She knows the easy laughter they enjoy tonight will be short lived, because three teenagers are leaving in the morning with a job so serious no one will even speak its nature aloud.

Molly knows no magic that will stop morning from coming. But she can make stew and fan the flames of laughter; she can tell someone something she's been wanting to say for years. And she can hold them all while she has them.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 03/17/10 Title: Chapter 1: Girl Talk & Goodbyes

I really like how you capture the characters. Like you have access to Jo's secret notes or something! Do you have some more stories elsewhere - loved Shell Cottage, would love to read more of your stories - good fanfic is so hard to find!

Author's Response: Oh, how kind you are! I'm so glad you liked this one, too. I am actually working on several things, but nothing is ready for submission yet. I don't know if you participate in the forum, but I do have a drabble thread in The Three Broomsticks... only three so far, but I'm just getting started. Thanks again!

You Only Cross My Mind in Winter by Subversa

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 28 Reviews
Summary: He makes this pilgrimage every year at Christmas, but nothing ever comes of it. Will it be different this year?
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 12/21/09 Title: Chapter 4: IV. Reckless Reality

Merry Christmas to me - a new Hermione/Snape story from Subversa.

Mum's the Word by KarasAunty

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 7 Reviews
Summary: Christmas is a time for family, so Harry spends it with his. Both of them... UK English.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 12/22/09 Title: Chapter 1: Mum's the Word

crying at work while I am reading this - absolutely one of the best fanfics I have ever read. And you got Harry perfect. Merry Christmas!

Author's Response:

Hello decdraft,

wow! Pleased as punch that you liked it so much (although, I do hope you didn't cry TOO much)!

I've often wondered if Harry finally bit the bullet & started to call Molly 'Mum'. This was just the way I imagined the inevitable event may have occured. She has certainly been a wonderful mother figure to him ever since they first met - she's the kind of mother most people would love to have (especially is she could do magic too...).

 And what a beautiful compliment, to say it was among the best you've read. I am truly, truly flattered and hope I can live up to such high esteem with future fics.

Thanks very much for R & R-ing and a very merry Christmas to you and yours!

Kara's Aunty :)

Second Chances by jenny b

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.

It's easy to make a wrong decision. It's a lot harder to rectify it. Remus Lupin knows this far too well. But even in the depths of winter, there's always that one little thing that keeps you going. Hope.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 02/04/10 Title: Chapter 1: The Fruit Tree

Great story - I love Remus and Tonks.

The Bacchus Book by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 30 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: On the morning of Christmas Day, 2000, Hermione Granger (soon-to-be-Weasley) wakes up from a delightful dream to find herself in a bathroom at Grimmauld Place.

As various Weasleys queue up to tell her all about her behaviour the night before at Aunt Muriel's birthday party, Hermione is in a state of shock.

She knows she didn't drink anything stronger than Butterbeer. So why was she wearing a toga and teaching everyone how to perform Greek dancing?

And what, in the name of Merlin, was she doing with George?

This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry for the extra credit challenge 'In Vino Veritas' for the Winter Snows 09 competition over at the MNFF beta boards.

Thank you to Apurva for beta'ing this tale in time. Thanks also to various people on AIM for telling me to get on with this (Jess, Natalie, Hannah, Russia, Kara, BB)

Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. She would never have written anything quite so daft.

Claimer: I have disgraced myself wearing a toga before now.

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 02/04/10 Title: Chapter 1: The Bacchus Book

very funny! loved it!

Author's Response: Thank you! It was fun to write - especially when the phrase 'Athenian thighs' popped into my mind. ~Carole~

Mistletoe Kisses by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 17 Reviews
Five years separate two kisses and two girls, a redhead, and a blonde. A lot can change in five years.
I am Northumbrian from Ravenclaw House, and this is my entry for the February Love challenge in the Great Hall - category First Love - at the MNFF beta boards.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 02/24/10 Title: Chapter 1: Mistletoe Kisses

sweet story. love how you wrote Neville and Ginny and the Yule Ball. well, actually, love the whole story. you have a really good handle on the canon relationships - love to read all your work

Author's Response: The canon relationships are the ones which fascinate me. Every time I reread the books I seem to spot some new nuance. Thanks. -N-

On Parents by Phoenix13

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 7 Reviews
Summary: Victoire and Teddy are at that awkward stage. They're not adults yet, but they'll jinx you if you refer to them as "one of the kids." Victoire, especially, is sick of all her little cousins at the Annual Weasley Family reunion, so when Teddy finally shows up, the two of them escape out into the garden as fast as possible.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 03/09/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

write more soon! great story - very well written - and in canon - what more could a person ask for! excellent characterization too. can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the next-gen

Author's Response: OOOH, thanks for reviewing! That makes me very, very happy. I definitely will write more soon, once my teachers let up on their incessant barrage of homework. I'm glad you appreciate the canon--I spent a long time with my books and the Lexicon trying to make sure it was all perfect. :)

First Sight by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 17 Reviews
Summary: Summary: There are many forms of love and many ways in which love can ambush the unwary. First sight can surprise us.
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw House writing for the February Month of Love prompt, Surprise Love.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 03/09/10 Title: Chapter 1: First Sight

You are fast becoming one of my favorite fanfic authors. Lovely story. And anyone who has had ever had a baby knows of that surprise love the first time you hold them - how can you instantly love someone so much? You not only captured that, you capture all the HP characters so well - this is how I see Ginny and Harry. Please keep writing! Love to see where you take my favorite books - and you do it in canon, the icing on the cake!

Author's Response: Thank you. It is a bizarre time; frightening, distressing, wonderful and surprising for the father, and rather more painful and exhausting for the mother. -N-

How Much a Heart Can Hold by MagEd

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 49 Reviews
Summary: The seven men who loved Hermione Granger.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 03/10/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What a wonderful story! Beautifully written - how you capture the essense of the characters!

Author's Response: Thank you! That's high praise :)

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 03/11/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh absolutely - you must do the other characters too - especially Harry, Ginny and Ron. This was a beautiful piece of writing.

Author's Response: Thanks very much! I'm glad you liked it!

How To Be Dead by MagEd

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 47 Reviews
Summary: James and Lily Potter have died, but that doesn't mean Harry is alone. They're still watching over him, and they don't intend on stopping any time soon. *one-shot*
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 03/11/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh my goodness - I am sitting here at work crying - what a beautiful story.

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it, even if it made you cry :)

Waiting by the opaleye

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 24 Reviews
Summary: Hermione waits behind a window. She is waiting for the world to come alive again.

Nominated in the 2010 Quicksilver Quill Awards for Best Canon Romance.

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 03/15/10 Title: Chapter 1: Can you hold me in your arms tonight?

Wow. Intense. Great story. Great characterization - you really get Ron and Hermione. Write more!

Author's Response: Thanks! I quite enjoyed writing them together so I probably will write more of them. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Hearts of Red and Gold by moonyschick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 17 Reviews
Summary: It started out as just a simple friendship between four boys. The story of that friendship, as it grew and they became men, would eventually define wizarding history and change the world forever. Documented here is the story of the four unique, imperfect, and remarkable boys who made up the Marauders.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 05/24/10 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

I like it - great beginning - good characters - can't wait to read more

Sixth Time's the Charm by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 13 Reviews
Summary: James Potter had asked her before for a date, several times, although not always for himself. Now, as Lily Evans gazes at her reflection in the mirror, she wonders why he keeps asking her and just why she's finally said yes.

I am Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this story has been written for the first round of the Character Clinic Triathlon over at the MNFF beta boards. Prompt: First Kiss.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Her lawyers agree, so don't get them riled by confusing us.

Thank you very much to Natalie (hestiajones) for beta'ing this fic for me. I need to also add that Natalie may be a Hufflepuff, but she does not have fluffy hair and in no way resembles the Hestia Jones that appears in this story. Finally, you may recognise some OC's from my fic Lions of Gryffindor. This isn't exactly 'caron' compliant with that story, but it kinda fits ... in parts ... sort of.


Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 03/18/10 Title: Chapter 1: Sixth Time's the Charm

Love it! Really like Lions of Griffyndor too. Always wanted to know how James and Lily got together. Very well written, too.

Author's Response: Thank you ... of course I have a different version in mind for Lions, so keep reading that too. ~Carole~

The Gates of Happiness by MagEd

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 44 Reviews
Summary: The seven men who loved Ginny Weasley.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 03/23/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ginny is one of my favorite characters too. You did an excellent job capturing Ginny. And you also captured alot of Harry talking about Ginny. Can't wait to read more!

Author's Response: Thanks! I feel like these little scenes are all supposed to be about Ginny (or Hermione, in that story) but they show a bit about the men that are narrating. I'm glad you liked this and more are soon to come ;)

No Contest by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 24 Reviews Past Featured Story
Sunshine spilled down onto the small grassy spot through a window in the tall trees. She stood a couple of yards back, staring at eleven letters cut into rock. It was beautiful, and yet, to Hermione’s eyes, nowhere near a worthy enough tribute for a life so full of rambunctious joy.

This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff writing for the Madam Pomfrey One-Shot Triathlon - Round One: Major Canon Characters, Prompt 5 (loss of loved one)
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 04/05/10 Title: Chapter 1: No Contest

What a sweet story. I had never thought of Hermione's pov when it came to losing Fred. You did a wonderful job - well written, in canon, beautifully descriptiive. I may have to put you on my list of authors not to read at work - I ended up teary over this one! Debbie

Author's Response: Haha... don't mean to get you into trouble at work. I really hadn't thought of Hermione's experience either, to be honest. I just knew I wanted to use the "grief" prompt, and that I wanted to do something unusual. This is what came of it. Thanks for the encouraging words... I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

A Night of Love by hestiajones

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: A night to forget everything else; a night to remember.

Dedicated to Harry/Ginny.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 04/15/10 Title: Chapter 1: A Night to Remember

ooooh. I like it very much!

Author's Response: Why thank you! ;)


BH by trinsy

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: "before Harry, before Hermione, before Hogwarts..."

Ron reflects of families lost and families formed.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 04/14/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

wow - that was great! I have felt that same melancholy at family gatherings - how well you articulated it and with my favorite characters too!

Through Different Eyes by hogwartsbookworm

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 41 Reviews
Summary: Formerly titled 'From Wading to Redemption.'

Ron leaves. Ron returns. Ron saves me from Malfoy Manor. Ron and I descend together into the Chamber of Secrets. And, finally, Ron Weasley comes to understand S.P.E.W.

You've heard Harry's side of those stories -- but don't you want to hear my side?

Hermione's Point of View. Based on events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

EDIT: This story, which was written almost a year ago, is undergoing a sort of Spring Cleaning. In other words, I am revising and resubmitting the chapters to take care of the things that now make me cringe. Rereads and new Reviews are welcome!

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 05/25/10 Title: Chapter 3: Rescue

Wow! I love how you are telling this from Hermione's POV. It is like you are her! Can't wait for more

Author's Response: Thank you! Thank you for your reveiws, thank you for reading my story, thank you! Like most people, I adore it when people tell me they like my work. =)