Summary: The Dursleys have left Privet Drive and are in hiding with Hestia Jones and Dedalus Diggle. Hestia and Mr. Dursley are constantly fighting, Petunia is avoiding the wizards at all costs, and Dedalus is trying to make them all the best of friends. Meanwhile, Dudley discovers he has an interest in Harry's world, but his parents are less than pleased when they find out.
wow! Great chapter. And quite some action! Will they meet the Terrible Twins?
Author's Response: What would a trip to WWW be without Gred and Forge? :D
Summary: Scorpius Malfoy was brought up in the knowledge that he came from an old pure-blood family. Hogwarts is going to teach him a great deal more. Will he be able to rise above his family’s tainted past, or will history repeat itself?
First place in the 2007 Autumn Challenge’s New Beginnings prompt.
Nominated for Best History/Mystery in the 2008 QSQs!
Canon compliant with all seven books, however, not compliant with all interviews given by JKR.
Oh, please don't tell me this is about to end, this story is too good! I hope you keep writing!
Author's Response: Unfortunately, all stories do have to end. I think this one still has a few chapters left in it though. However, even after the final chapter is posted, I've grown fond enough of Scorpius, Rosie, and Albus that I strongly suspect there will be sequels (probably not novel-length though) and I've also started plotting out a one-shot prequel. :)
This story is great, it has the right mix of thrill and fun!
Summary: After fighting the biggest battle of his life, Harry Potter finds himself in new, uncharted territory. Beginning a week after the final battle at Hogwarts, Harry finds himself with many choices before him. He spent the summer trying to sort out his future with Ginny and the Ministry, but now must find a way to balance both. Ginny has left for Hogwarts to complete her final year, with Hermione, and Harry is starting work as a full-fledged Auror. They both must find a way to make their long-distance relationship work. Ginny hopes to find peace at school and Harry hopes to build his life around the expectation that Ginny will be with him forever. Despite all of this, there is more to the work that Harry is doing with the Ministry then he realises. Will Gaunt prove trustworthy in these new endeavours? Will Ginny and Hermione have a horror-free year at Hogwarts?
I don't know what to make of this fic... I decided at first that I didn't like it (that's why I didn't leave a review before, by the way), but I keep coming back to read the updates... guess I do like it then... Mmm, maybe it's just that it's completely different from what I had imagined after reading DH, so I can't really reconcile it with what I had in mind. But it turns out to be enjoyable all the same.
Author's Response: I'm glad you at least keep coming back - and as long as I can keep updating, you'll keep seeing it :) thanks for the comment :)
Summary: From the ancient and noble house of Black to the obscurity of being Muggleborn, seventh year just promised to be another school year, although their last. Andromeda is testing her boundaries and the limits placed upon her. She's rebelling a bit from the ideals that she was brought up with. Ted is just living in the moment, still trying to decide what he wants to be. Fighting with habitual messiness and lack of organization, the cheerful, happy-go-lucky Hufflepuff soon finds himself in the midst of something he hadn't expected. Two unlikely characters, a spark of life, and the awkwardness of repeated encounters leads to more than they expected out of their seventh year.
I'm sorry for the long wait for the next chapter. It's finally finished. I graduated high school in 2010 and then entered college. It was quite a stressful time and quite the transition. I also lost the chapter once when my computer crashed. I had struggled with it for so long (writer's block) and when it was almost done, there it went into technological oblivion. I was so frustrated, I couldn't bring myself to try rewriting it until recently.
I simply love this story. It gets better and better with every chapter.
Author's Response: thank you!
Summary: Glimpses into Remus Lupin's life at Hogwarts, all trying to answer the question: Is Remus a normal wizard who just has a “furry little problem”, or is he a werewolf among wizards, trying to fit in where he may never truly belong?
Now with more Snape down the Whomping Willow! Check out Chapter 10: A Highly Amusing Joke and Chapter 11: Skyfall
You know what? I enjoyed every chapter so far, but it's right, this one's the best. Can't wait to read the other half!
Author's Response: I\'m glad you think so! The next half should be up soon. Thanks for the review!
Summary: Join Hermione as she and Ron go down into the Chamber of Secrets to retrieve the Basilisk fangs. A somewhat fluffy fic with two chapters.
It's a pity you abandoned this fic. Any chance you'll continue it?
Author's Response: Actually, yes. I submitted the next and final chapter ages ago and it was rejected for technical errors. I just haven't gotten around to re-submitting it...it's been like 6 months. I've been working on another story that I like better, though; look for it up on the site in a week or two.
Summary: A Spooky SPEW for the wonderful and amazing Beth!
James and Lily spend their first Halloween together as a couple. While James endeavors to find out what scares Lily, the couple learns more about each other.
Sometimes I think Boggarts are scarier because of what you find out about yourself when you face them than because of the fears they embody. Wonderful story, all in all.
Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant. Nominated for a 2008 QSQ for best Post-Hogwarts story.
The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?
Watch out for the Muggle Artifacts invasion! :-)
Brilliant chapter, I love little Victoire.
Harry's letter to Teddy is just perfect.
I'm liking this story more and more with each chapter, especially because you write as much about everyday school life and the students' challenges as about the 'outside world of adults', it's like in JKR's earlier books.
Thanks for updating so frequently, please don't stop! I'm growing quite curious about those goblins...
Interesting development. You're really a good writer, both when it comes to advancing the plot and when it's about developing the characters.
I hope you'll continue to update regularly!
This story is truly one of my favourite. Your writing is captivating and I love the complexity of the world you're building. Great job, don't stop!
The D.A., really! This story gets more interesting with every chapter.
Summary: A weekend trip to the mysterious Rose Cottage leads to Ginny's second pregnancy and Hermione's first. The Potters and Weasleys take on “The Next Great Adventure” as they anticipate the births of Albus Potter and Rose Weasley.
This story is wonderful, I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Every single chapter had something in it that made it worth reading and re-reading. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks! There's one more chapter yet to come. It's been posted and approved, just waiting for it to show up on the board at the moment.
Oh, please, don't make us wait too long for the sequel!
Author's Response: I'll try not to. Thanks!
Summary: All here life, Petunia listened to people say how special her little sister, Lily, was. And getting that letter and running off to that school only made things worse. So through the years, she sat on the sidelines and watched Lily become more and more amazing.
But what about her? A story through Petunia Evans' eyes on the subjects of Lily, Hogwarts, and a war most people don't even know is happening.
Poor Petunia, I can't believe nobody realizes just how unable to cope with her jelousy she is, especially as it originates from love so it doesn't even feel wrong... of course Lily wouldn't notice but how come none of the adults can see it?
Author's Response: Well, Petunia wouldn't have such a poor grasp of family dynamics if a lots of people paid attention to her emotions as a child. I'm trying to give a realisic explaination of Petunia's roots to show how she has become what she is.
Interesting characterization of Petunia, sort of torn between jelousy of what she's missing and pain at being unable to be there for her sister, I think you're really building a 'real', believable character, showing how her anger and refusal of the magical world has a number of sources mingled together...
Author's Response: Thanks, that's what I'm trying to create. Petunia has become a surprisingly deep character to me. I'm glad I had the oppurtunity to write this story.
Summary: What would have happened to Harry if James had not been home the night Voldemort visited Godric's Hollow? If he had the chance to grow up with his father in a wizarding community, knowing what he represented and with people to turn to who are older than he is? Harry turns eleven years old and gets a letter from Hogwarts he fully expected to receive.
The first chapter has been significantly edited, with the help of a new beta.
Can't wait for the Hogwarts Express! Update soon, pleeeease!
It started with a Christmas visit and his father's question. "If you patrol during the day, who takes the night watch?" Charlie's search for an answer leads to his discovery of a nocturnal keeper named Nadia...and a thirteenth use for dragons' blood.
Yes! Another cute Weasley romance to look forward to. Thanks! I don't usually like vampires very much, but I love your writing so... well, I'll get to like this Nadia in time... :)
Thank you for reading even though you don't usually like vampires! Nadia doesn't have much in common with her fellow strigoi, which will become very apparent at the midwinter gathering!
Glad you're back! :-)
Interesting character, this Nadia, and interesting situation - I'm growing curious about the characters you hinted to but haven't introduced yet.
Pity about having to not use Romanian, though, I liked the odd sentences very much, they were very useful to convey Charlie's situation as 'Exchange Student' - or sort of. With only a couple of words it's not the same - but hey, if it's to get the story updated faster...
Author's Response: I'm thrilled to finally be back! I won't stop using Romanian phrases, I just won't use the same ones as in this chapter, or too many, and I'm definitely not going to give up mdashes, lol.