Mr. and Mrs. Potter- or, as they prefer to be called, Lily and James- are two well-respected and talented top field operatives for the Order of the Phoenix. But they have sacrificed having a home of their own and the careers of their choice to fight bravely against Lord Voldemort. Now, at barely twenty years of age, life has thrown them another curve . . . Lily is pregnant. How can you face starting a family when all you've ever known of adult life is war? In this tale, everybody's favorite couple is forced to grow up once again.
They were the couple that made single people jealous and older people shake their heads fondly, lost in thought.
Noo!!! that was too good!! how soon can you update???!!!!
i really like this chapter too. there are so many questions that JKR left open and the relationship between Sirius and Regulus is one of them and i'm glad to see them interacting here. However, it's often confusing when you change POV quickly. i sometimes don't know if it's James or Sirius. Update soon please!
Summary: After taking different paths a couple of years ago, Ron and Hermione find each other again, both of them wondering if their separation was a mistake. This applies especially to Hermione, who is leading an empty, unhappy life next to her fiance.
UPDATE (12/7/11): Newest chapter posted. Let us hope next one doesn't take me a year.
Hey, i just found this a couple of days ago and have caught myself up..it seems that i couldn't stop reading it even though i don't really like reading things that are OOC. i knew you had to get Michael out of the picture somehow, b/c hermione would never leave him now that he was sick! not much else to say apart from the fact that i like how you've integrated the muggle and magic worlds throughout this story! can't wait to see where this is going next!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I hope you keep reading.
Summary: This is a one-shot that takes place immediately after the 36th chapter of DH in which Harry has a few other conversations following his chat with Dumbledore's portrait.
And now DH is complete. Thank you. and yes, I was crying.
Author's Response: Awww...thank you so much. I'm pleased you feel it completed the story. cj
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.
I love this, i really do, but unfortunately i see a flaw. The birth of every child with magic in their blood, muggleborn or otherwise is recorded by a magical quill and they are all sent letters by the closest school when they turn 11, then it is up to the family to decide to act on it or not (muggleborn's usually receive a visit from someone from the school too to talk to them)...its not a matter of displaying magic before one is 11, its actually in their blood, hence why the perceived differences between pure/half/muggle borns is redundant, but other than that, i really do like this chapter, Dean especially! thanks!!
Author's Response: I actually got the idea to make Dudley a wizard because of two answers JK gave in interviews. I can only find one of those interviews now, but in the other one, she hinted that we would learn about a muggle becoming a wizard later in life (I'm sure I got the exact wording wrong; I haven't read the interview in years). I found the other interview and pasted it below. Is Aunt Petunia a Squib? Good question. No, she is not, but—[Laughter]. No, she is not a Squib. She is a Muggle, but—[Laughter]. You will have to read the other books. You might have got the impression that there is a little bit more to Aunt Petunia than meets the eye, and you will find out what it is. She is not a squib, although that is a very good guess. Oh, I am giving a lot away here. I am being shockingly indiscreet. Just from those two interviews, the idea popped into my head that Dudley could be a wizard. I know it doesn't follow the magic quill rule, but hasn't JK herself proven that, when it comes to magic, rules can often be broken? I am glad you like the story and especially that you take the time to write a review! Thanks! :)
Hey, I've read all of this over the past couple of days and I'm loving it! its great to see Dudley and Petunia change and I always wondered what happened during the year for the Dursleys...poor Hestia and Dedalus! Love it how you've brought heaps of others into it too and Nev's room was pretty cool! Just one point of note, I don't think that someone can Apparate internationally, I'm pretty sure there's a bit in DH which has Voldemort magically flying back from overseas waiting to get close enough to Apparate. Everyone else has to use Portkeys, i think. Can't wait to see where you take this next and maybe a reunion with Harry after the war? Ginny and Molly would have a lot to say I'm sure! lol
Summary: The beauty of what isn't there... If Dumbledore had waited a little longer to relocate it, what might Hermione have seen in the Mirror of Erised? This nostalgic little "What-If?" takes place during Year One, and answers that question with a haunting twist.
wow...that's so hermione!
and i absolutely loved it!!!
to want the three of them to just be themselves without any complications or interferences...to just be friends
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?
hey just finished this on Sink into Your Eyes. i was following it from there once i got annoyed at how slow MFF is to validate and just wanted to let you know that i really enjoyed it. just a quick question though: is there very much difference between the stories here and there?
also, while you've put this under the H/G category you did have a bit of R/H and i would have liked to see a final scene between those two...
anyway, keep writing! :)
Author's Response: yes, it is tedious to wait, isn't it? and I've long since given up after having more than one run-in with a mod, it isn't worth the aggravation, you know? There is no difference, really - I intended it to be all the same. I think you can't post in more than one section here, so that's why it's in the H/G section, but I don't ship R/Hr, so I'd never put it there anyway :p thanks much!
Summary: Fred thought back to what had been happening before he’d found himself in the white room. He remembered Percy making a joke, and laughing, and then nothing. Had the shock of Percy’s joke killed him?
It's time for Fred to embark on the next great adventure, but before he goes, he's got to say goodbye to the world.
you made me cry...a lot.
(which is actually something that i hardly ever do when reading and didn't really do when reading the battle scenes in DH)
I really liked the parallels to harry's experience in King's Cross with Dumbledore and i especially liked this because i always thought that to have Fred killed by a wall and not by magic was not only a bit of a let down, but also not a testament to how great a wizard he was (i mean not everyone could create the stuff that he and george did for their joke store!!!)
Summary: James would do anything to get inside Lily’s head. Lily would do anything to get away from James. Lily was brewing a banned potion. James went to find her. Lily made a mistake and the potion exploded. James got his wish, but is it much more than he bargained for?
After a year the Epilouge is now up! Come read for a bit of fun!!
Runner up QSQ - Best Chaptered Canon Romance
Reason for Nomination:
This is the most unique take on how James and Lily really got to know each other. The story is hilarious and keeps you laughing throughout, but it never lets you forget the serious stuff. Plus, she somehow manages to end each chapter with a nice cliffhanger.
wow! you won't believe this but i haven't read L&J fanfiction in ages, completely forgot about this...however i needed a break from assignments tonight so started flicking through trying to find some of the old stories i used to read and just happened to come across this! its great of course, and all i'd really like to say is that of all the FFs i've read i think i like your young Sirius the best! thanks for finishing this and thanks to the happy-lucky fate that make me check up on this after probably about a year! xoxo
That (as always) was really good and worth the wait...i do wonder however, what both their resepctive friend groups think about them spending so much time together...especially when a lot of that time is spent with their heads together, looking very suspicious!
Author's Response: Sorry for taking so long to reply. Tee hee, their friends are suspicious, but would they ever guess the truth? Thanks again for the review :D
Summary: First problem: James Potter is Head Boy. Second problem: Why is he acting so different? The James Potter that Lily Evans knows is arrogant and conceited and loves Quidditch and bullying his “inferiors” with an unimaginable passion. This year he’s kind and charming and much more, shall we dare say it…mature. He is also much more distant than he has ever been in all her years at Hogwarts. In her seventh year, Lily finds out that there is much more to James Potter than meets the eye and together they set out on the long and precarious road to each other’s hearts.
Awesome! loved how you included jake's line and even one of edwards (even if you didn't intentionally put that one in!) I was wondering when the whole war thing was going to come in to it...
Author's Response: Thanks! Umm, the war thing? Do you mean the first war with voldemort? yeah, things will pick up in that area before long. This chapter and the next one or two are kind of fluffy but then it'll get more intense as it nears the climax. ~Julia~
Very nice...cute and fluffy! i especially liked how you put the bit that sirius told harry about james inflated head into lily's words...it made it seem as if she had said it to him and that he was just passing the message on to harry in OOTP.
Author's Response: thank you!
Hmmm...good chapter but i'm unsure whether Snape wold actually step in. i know that at this stage he is completely in with the death eaters, but i don't think that at that age he would be trusted by voldemort for him to listen to him. but that's just my opinion, and this chapter still works, so i can't wait for the next!
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! I'd think Snape would do anything to protect Lily...it was kind of vague in the chapter (Lily and James weren't supposed to understand) but he offered to convert Peter Pettigrew to Voldemort's side in order for Lily to be let go. idk, but as you said, it had to work for the chapter. ~Julia~
Before I can rethink my actions, I'm running towards him.
This is it. I'm going to do it. I'm going to do it!
I kiss him.
Harry and Ginny kiss after the Quidditch game, but what happened afterwards? This is kind of the sequel to my fic "Invisible", but it can stand alone.
Song-fic to the song "Fearless" by Taylor Swift.
From Ginny's POV
oh wow i loved that! i always hated the fact that we never really got to see harry and ginny alone and so this was perfect!
...you write really well too by the way!
Author's Response: oh, i was sad, too! i felt JKR kinda just left us hanging. ah well, that means we get to write our own versions, i suppose. and thanks so much for reviewing and giving me your thoughts!
Summary: James is stuck to Lily. Litterally.
wow that was really funny...very james. while the end was confusing, i think that it was the right amount of confusing because james was confused himself (if that makes any sense at all!!!)
keep it up, update soon!
Author's Response: What?!?! Come on, guys! Everybody else got it :P He's just been knocked unconcious and he's got weirder than usual thoughts running through his mind :) It will be explained next chapter thanks for the review!!
Summary: Despite their best efforts, the word "wait" is always in the vocabulary of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. Kicking off after the final battle is done and Voldemort is gone, this is how Harry and Ginny sent "wait" to the wayside. *one-shot*
wow i've read a lot of Post DH H/G stories which pick up from right after the battle and this is definitly one of my favourites! i really enjoyed Ginny's POV too.
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I'm glad you liked it :)
Summary: It was a brand new day in a brand new world, and Harry Potter, just like the rest of the Wizarding World, didn't know how to begin living life again. This, above all, is his story. A story of rebuilding. H/G, R/Hr.
wow...i want to say much more but can't find the words! it just seems very right and so true to the books and the characters. just keep writing and i promise to keep reading!
you had me crying by the second paragraph!!! i especially like the change in Fleur.
Summary: Harry and Ginny had a good reason for not showing any sign of their love when they dropped off their boys at the Hogwarts Express. They had just wanted to win their daughter a little money. After all, she was the only one who believed that they'd be able to keep their hands off of each other for two days. And what a fiasco that was.
Awesome! you stayed very true to everyone's character...and if you think that you're the only one that thinks that JKR jibbed Harry and Ginny at the end of DH, then you've never heard my rant on the subject!