Summary: James Potter: Marauder. Lily Evans: Prefect. They're both seventh years at Hogwarts. They're also about to have a pretty interesting year--complete with a few detentions, pranks, confusion, and laughter--in which they get through school, make some trouble and maybe, just maybe, sort out their feelings for each other.
Thanks to all you who have made it possible for this story to be in the Top Tens. It was a very happy moment when I first saw my story on the list, and I love being able to go back and see it there now. Still. Yay!
Throughout the latter half of 2010, and the first half of 2011, I re-edited this story. The changes were mostly to fix stray (and annoying) grammar and spelling errors, but also to rework some plot points in an effort to stay truer to canon. I also updated the style; having written this story so long ago, my writing has definitely developed (and I would say gotten better), so I edited to reflect that. (I apologize for the errors that were in the story before all this editing. I found them immensely distressing when I reread my chapters. Heartbreaking, really.)
Big “thank yous” go to the three people who helped edit/nitpick the first edition of this novel: violagirl, fairiesandcream, and Omagus.
And yes, this story is up on Fanficition.net under the penname: Io.Sono.Emilia.
Of course, as a disclaimer, I’m not JK Rowling. The Potterverse does not belong to me, but I am in it and love it.
wonderful story i really enjoyed reading it you should consider writing more
Summary: New year, new start, new feelings. Has James' newly deflated ego and mature attitude finally won over the heart of Lily Evans? With a mixture of embarrassing situations, falling out of bed, and roaming hands, this year could be an interesting one.
My first fanfic everybody, so any criticism is very welcome! enjoy!
this is really good please add some more chapters soon
Author's Response: Thank you, and more chapters are being written :)
Summary: Andromeda takes a young Tonks to the beach. She quickly finds herself exhausted and falls asleep. Tonks decides to explore on her own. She meets someone her mother never expected her to meet.
this is wonderful i love the fact that it is just the too of them no one watching
Author's Response: Thanks so much. This is one of my personal favs.
Summary: Voldemort's rising reign of terror, NEWTs, death attempts, a Headship, a tangled affair with James Potter, hilarity, grief, love, secrecy, maddness... it's almost hard to believe that I've survived to graduate. I am Lily Evans, and this is my 7th year.
i hope another chapter is coming soon as i am eager to find out what happens next !!!!!
Amazing! *She says, with an open mouth and boggling eyes.*
It sooo lived up to the expectations, the Kirsty and Regulus scene was mind-blowing. At first, I thought you was going to let her give up! So I was practically dancing when her Kirtsy-ness came through.
I absolutely love the Regulus characterization, his jealously of his brother and rivalry with him. But also him being very evil now :)
Great job, I mean I'm finding hard to say how great it was. As always, you leave me longing for the next part. Yes, I am wondering if they tell the Marauders, and Sirius' reaction !
YOUR BACK *squeals of delight* and for the record the chapter rocks !!!!!! I love the fact that you decided to get Hayley and Remus back together because that was torture so now we just have to work on Sirius and Kirsty yay !!!!!!!! oh yea please update quicker this time because my hopes are high : D
i hate debbie swain too
Sirius really needs to get over her quick soo Kirsty doesn't move on
another great chapter i cant wait for the next :-)
Summary: If you're looking for the usual James-loves-Lily-but-Lily-hates-James storyline, then this isn't it. The thing is, Lily doesn't hate James at all, he can just be annoying at the best of times. As she comes to realise why she doesn't hate him, it leads to the famous love we all know about. Set against the backdrop of a warring magical world where nothing is certain, can James and Lily hold onto each other and fight?
UPDATE August 08: It's FINISHED! Thank you so much to all those who have read and reviewed this story, I have loved your support. i hope there are still people out there who are willing to read it. Keep an eye out for more stories by me! UPDATE February '08: I have changed the chapter names of some of the 'Defied' chapters, to make this fit and to make it more plausible, as I see the 'thrice defying' of Voldemort as happening when James and Lily are part of the Order of the Phoenix.
UPDATE 20th September: I have altered my facts in the chapter 'Once Defied' as I made mistakes in the ages of James and Lily. It didn't matter so much in this chapter but had annoying repercusions for future chapters. It should all now be correct.
This made me cry this is how it should be this how the lily and james story should have been you are an amazing writer
Summary: Chapter Ninety Six is posted!
This is the story of four boys. This is the story of a boy from a family he wants to escape from. This is the story of a boy who is from a family he loves deeply, but lacks the gift of a best friend. This is the story of a boy who has been living with a curse his entire life, fighting to overcome it. This is the story of a boy who wishes to show people what he can do. This is the story of how these four boys came to know each other, of how they became friends. This is the story of their unbreakable bond, of a bond that could survive any test, any trial. This is a story that will ultimately end in tragedy.
Nominated for a 2007 and 2009 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Marauder's Era Featured Mugglenet Fanfiction, October 2011
very good i like the sirius on snape ! but i thought that lily and James would fight Voldemort in all honesty.
However, the writing flowed nicely and loved the fact it was in the forest of dean brilliant ! keep updating :)
Author's Response: Don't worry, there'll be fighting Voldemort sometime, probably during their next defiance. This was their first time ever seeing him, James's first instinct was to get out alive. Thanks for reading!
Summary: Lily liked stability and security in her life. As Lily enters into her seventh year at Hogwarts, she’s eager to be surrounded once again by the same friends, students, classes, professors, and rules. Instead she finds her thoughts in disorder and feelings toward a particular Gryffindor student whirling dizzyingly around in her mind. It all started, and where this story begins, at the end of Lily’s sixth year where an unexpected conversation brings to light new information.
Author's Response: Thanks so much!
Summary: A Marauder-era fic - this story takes a look at all the characters we've come to love (and hate), as well as an OC or two thrown in for good measure. Follow the Marauders through seven years at Hogwart's, with appearances from the infamous Black sisters, Lucius Malfoy, Regulus Black, and of course the one and only Severus Snape.
There are a bunch of pairings in this story (although romance is not necessarily the central theme) to include James/Lily, Lucius/Narcissa, a splash of Lucius/Bella and unrequited Snape/Lily, and finally, plenty of Sirius/OC. Enjoy!
Over 120,000 reads! Wow! Thanks everyone!
this is the most heart wrenching story i have read so far i started crying 15 minutes ago and now i cant stop i guess next time i wont get brave and read to the end
great story i have loved reading it
Summary: They are all talented, some more than others. Some play Quidditch. Others are known for their brilliance in academics. They are the Marauders and a group that has lain in the shadows up to now, called the Lady Firebrands, known for their hot tempers and rather subdued practical jokes.
Romance will bloom.
Rivalries will blossom.
The author will try to stop using so many bad plant puns.
The story of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs' NEWT years will be told.
These are the Amphibious Lizards.
wow i have been reading this from the start but i dont think i have given many reviews ? well i'm not sure ? but anyways this chapter does deserve one as it is really good i hope you keep updating
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I'm really glad you enjoyed the 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.
amazing story i can't stop reading
Author's Response: Thanks!
fantasic story it's obvious your a natural writer
Author's Response: I don't know about 'natural' as I struggle a lot with my writing, but I'm glad I make it look easy. Thanks.
Summary: Victoire Weasley can hardly believe it herself. How is it that she's suddenly developed feelings for her best friend, Teddy Lupin, and in his last year of Hogwarts too? Now she must spend her sixth year not only adjusting her long-held sensibilities of how their relationship should work, but his as well.
There's not always a reason for everything that happens, and sometimes the reward for action looks more like a consequence. But that's just how life goes sometimes.
if J.K.Rowling ever wrote a book about the future of harry potter this should be included it was fantastic to read.
Summary: If a rose is called by any other name, does it smell as sweet? To Scarlet never realized how much fear a name could provoke. Throughout her life, the name Tonks had become as familiar as her right arm. She is estatic when she receives her letter inviting her to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Despite her happiness, she is confused at the name on the letter. How could one name transform friends into enemies? Who is Scarlet Black? But more importantly, who is she?
This is what she wants to know.
this story great but I'm confused with the whole last name situation is black or lestrange ????
Author's Response: I apoligize for not being clear. Scarlet's real last name is Black, although the name on her letter was Lestrange. This will all be explained in following chapters.
all this talk about regulus black makes me think that he is scarlet's dad but then that whole thing with the lestrange as a last name makes me think different hmmm.... please update so i can read on and find out more
Author's Response: Will do!
hmmm well Regulus Black i am surprised but the mother is what grips me the most who could be her mother update soon :D
Author's Response: Will do.
Lindsey Tonks appears to be a normal, almost invisible Hogwarts student, but underneath her is someone far from normal. What the world doesn't know is that Lindsey is the daughter of two well-known imprisoned Death Eaters, and has an identity she must hide from the world. Underneath Lindsey is a girl named Lyra Lestrange, a girl who is meant to be a secret forever. But will it last forever?
*Begins in GoF and follows the series through DH.
**Will appeal to fans of the Black family! Prominent characters are Bellatrix, Tonks, Andromeda, Sirius, and (to an extent) Narcissa.
Part Four Synopsis:
It's the summer after Albus Dumbledore's death, and the whole world is falling to Voldemort and the Death Eaters. Broken-hearted Lyra, unable to return to Hogwarts, must go into hiding with her family. It doesn't last long, and eventually Lyra is faced with a choice: join or die. Lyra's decision comes with many surprises, including a new ally who follows her to the final battle of good versus evil. While Lyra's path may seem clear, she finds herself torn between two sides for the final time, and in the end, despite tragedy and loss, Lyra accomplishes the impossible...which defies all of the agreements she and her family ever made.
Three years later, the fic has been completely finished! Enjoy reading it without having to wait for new chapters. Thanks to those who patiently waited and faithfully reviewed!
awww this is wonderful i am really happy her secret is out because it will make the story interesting.
Sirius dying is sad even though i knew he would it still upsets me.
I LOVE this chapter please keep updating
Author's Response: Thank you! When I started this, I don't think I was going to let her secret out until the very end, but that didn't seem to make sense and this works so much better! You're right, the story will become more interesting. I hated having to kill off Sirius, but it has to happen :( He's one of my favorite characters and I wish Lyra had known him longer so there would have been more scenes with him. Anyway, glad you liked this one!
i like the fact that she is so much like bellatrix and constantly uses bellatrix's signiture curse when she is angry. And i am sensing that she is going to try and find out as much about her mother as she can but i still can not figure out what may happen in the end i have been thinking about it but i am completely stuck! I guess that i will just have to wait for another update. Fantastic writing by the way you always amaze me with each update.
She is going to find out as much about her mother as she can--that's actually the main focus of part three :) When I started this story even I wasn't exactly sure where it would go and how the end would be, but it worked out--however, it's quite a long way off and a lot of things will unfold between now and then! Thanks for continuing to read this and thanks for the review!