Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.
James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.
The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.
Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.
This is a Marauder tale.
This is a story of what made them special.
This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.
OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.
Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.
Oh, please update very soon!!!! I checked in every day to see if you'd updated, and it was torturous! Please spare my aching belly and satisfy my hunger for Lily's POV. Please?? It's absolutly excellent writing!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the truly lovely review, *fans face*. Lily's summer break will be coming up soon and it's about to get...um...more interesting for her. *grins*
PLEASE CONTINUE!!!!!!!!!!! I THRIVE ON THIS STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Oh, thank-you! There's a chapter in the queue awaiting validation, another two with my betas and several more in my head. I'm not going anywhere yet - Sirius won't let me!
Summary: Assigned to work on a project together, James Potter and Lily Evans find themselves getting to know one another through a silly game James has devised. A light, fluffy, slightly cliche one-shot. "Don’t look at me like that! I’m going to behave today." *one-shot*
AMAZING!!!! IT MADE ME LAUGH AND SMILE!!!!
BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, AND I LOVE JAMES AND LILY!!!!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it :) I love James and Lily, too!
Summary: The war has been over for four years and everyone is moving on -- except for one. Nobody has heard from Harry Potter since he left after his defeat of Lord Voldemort. But now, in the year 2002, new threats against his life, a wedding between old friends, as well as a secret connection between his past and present will draw Harry out of his self-imposed exile and towards an ending that he long ago gave up upon. It is a journey about love, life, heartbreak, and the long road taken to get back home.
Do they go to the wedding? I'm anxiously awaiting the next update!!!
Summary: Luna has never believed in broken hearts.
Ron has never truly experienced loss.
But in one fell swoop, their worlds are turned on their heads. Can they ever feel whole again?
This story had me weeping, absolutely weeping at where "Ron was being held up by his brothers" and on until the very end, ecspecially when Ron was thinking about Hermione while talking to Luna! What terrific writing!!! It truly was an interesting take on Ron and Luna's relationship! Kudos, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for the review!
Summary: This modern love…breaks them.
Interesting take on the Draco/Hermione aspect! I enjoyed it immensely! Please write more!
Author's Response: More Dramione? I'll try. XD This story, however, is complete. =] Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Dominique has always loved Teddy. The only problem? So has her sister...
Beautiful!!! Absolutely brilliant!! Oh, gosh, that made my heart just melt...aw!! sigh. SO GOOD. more adjectives...
Author's Response: Haha, thank you!!
Ellie has always been green-eyed with jealousy over her older sister’s ability to do magic, and Marie has always taken pleasure in flaunting her magic in her younger sister’s face.
Refusing to acknowledge her own feelings, Ellie can’t help wondering, what was this feeling in the pit of her stomach, which only came when Marie was near?
It’s all left to Ben, the older brother, to sort everything out. But will Ellie ever manage to see the simple pleasures found in watching, or will her jealousy never go away?
WOW. that was the best general fic story I've ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Marie doesn't deserve magic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Wow. Yay. Thanks for such a big compliment! Aha. And thank you, I know I'm magical really... just a couple of years overdue >.< But thank you :) Lol. -Lexy
Summary: It's Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But his little sister, Kata Potter, still has a year to go. She's still in Little Whinging. And nothing is the same. Her brother is gone, her friends have changed, and she's been told to trust no one. All Kata has left is an assignment from her teacher: find and catalog the twenty things that make her world go 'round. Maybe Kata's too young for the magic, but she's going to have her own adventures... adventures that will take her from Little Whinging to London, a police station, the back of a train, a stage with a bright light... and maybe even to Hogwarts itself.
Twenty Things is a story about finding yourself, your friends, your secrets, and your past, and hacking it all into some sort of future.
I love this take on if Harry had a sister!! How did Kata get those clothes? Why did James and Lily name her Kata? DOES she make it to Hogwarts? I love that she looks like Lily!!!! how weird is it that they both got green eyes?!! I always thought James the dominate type, even in chromosomes... but that is awesome!!!! continue, continue, continue!!!!!! I want to learn more about Kata!!!! CONTINUE SOONER THAN LATER!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! You are a very enthusiastic reviewer, and that's great! To answer your questions, Kata has a very odd clothing style, and she mostly gets her stuff from a thrifft store. The name Kata is short for Katarine-Natasha... and that's just her first name. We'll get the rest of it later. And of course I'm not going to tell you if she makes it to Hogwarts! Thanks again, though! ;)
Summary: Travel back to that fateful Halloween night when the lives of two people were lost, the day the lives of many were shattered, and the day that that an evil darkness was defeated. James and Lily Potter never died, just thrown in a kind of limbo. Now they’re back, and assuming that Harry is dead, they try to figure out how they survived.
Meanwhile, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, later joined by Ginny, show up in Godric’s Hollow on Christmas Eve of 1998, searching for Horcruxes.
While visiting the house his parents lived in, they stumble upon something that totally shocks them. Join Harry and his friends for an adventure of a lifetime as they battle Death Eaters, confused and angry parents, Voldemort, love, an angry Mrs. Weasley, and more.
(Takes place during Harry’s supposed 7th year)
***Major Deathly Hallows Spoilers***
Do not read if you haven’t read the book yet.
very nice, Aubrey!! I like the thought of James and Lily living. and the Oak tree is genius!!! felicitations on your first story!!
Author's Response: Aww, thanks! =] Just to let you in on a little secret, the Oak tree and the dissapeearing bodies didn't come into my head and the story until this was rejected thrice and the mod said to make it more original. =P Second Chapter is getting betaed and rebeataed. Check back soon! ~Aubrey
Summary: Where there is black and white, there also must be grey. It is the men and women willing to wallow between right and wrong that have changed history. Do not fear purity and do fear evil; fear never seeing where they overlap, for only there can truth be gleaned.
Well, this isn't criticism, only praise, but please don't skip it.
This was an amazing story, extremely well-written with a timeless style. This is exactly how I imagined Regulus; a brave and smart student who was influenced too easily. I love the introduction to the possibility of Regulus in Ravenclaw.
The only little bit of criticism that I have falls under the useless category, as it is only my preference and opinion. I've always imagined Mrs. Black hating Gryffindors because she was a Slytherin, with the house rivalry and whatnot, and forever disapproving of Sirius' friends. I never really thought about Mr. Black, but I think you created his character extremely well.
Overall, one of my favorite fanfics because of the JKR style of making the magical world more than unicorns and fairy princesses; making it into something concrete and believable.
I think the only thing that could possibly make this better is another letter, like Draco's dying wish after the war and when his son is grown up.
Author's Response: Firstly, I'm sorry i've taken so long to respond to this, because this is a perfect example of the kind of review that I absolutely adore. Secondly, thank you, so so much, I honestly never thought it was that good, but I'm glad you like it. Thirdly, the reason I wrote that Mrs. Black liked her sons was because the amount of hatred JKR gave the woman in the books didn't seem like enough to actually make it likely, much less possible for Sirius to have lived to the age of fifteen. I did try my best and again, I'm glad you enjoyed it, again, sorry I took so long to respond. xx
Summary: Why did Dumbledore decide to allow a werewolf to attend school, and why did he select Remus Lupin? Oneshot from Dumbledore's perspective.
I loved it! I especially like your descriptions of Remus's parents and their relationship with him. I knew, but also like your take, Remus's strength, and your OC children are part of the story, and very well thought out! This is probably my favorite individual marauder one-shot. Ever thought of making it longer? I would love that!! Overall, brilliant! Excellent! Terrific! Thank you for taking the time to write this!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much; I love Remus' parents! Remus grew up to be such a pleasant person that I imagine him having a loving family and warm environment in his childhood. I DID put quite a bit of thought into the OC children, so thanks for noticing. ^_^ I find my story for Joshua particularly interesting. Ooh, fave individual Marauder one-shot? That's high praise, indeed! You're welcome. Thank YOU for reviewing!
Summary: Ebony Burkes, a skillful seventh year Hogwarts student has come across a book in the Restricted Section of the library. It is an old, tattered book, long abandoned, shoved behind several books. The passages are filled by hand, not print, and images in the margins depict peaceful characters, all consumed with what looks like glee.
As Ebony does not know Latin, she does not understand what the writings say. When she sees, in the very back, a picture of all seven characters depicted in the pictures, she unknowingly casts the incantation written beneath.
What Ebony Burke does not know is that she has unleashed the seven deadliest, most powerful curses onto a few choice students of Hogwarts. Those affected are those who have already felt the fire of these sins, for the sins seek out their most comfortable homes. And unless these seven can defeat their sin, overcome its pull, they will, without question, be destroyed by its fire.
A very interesting beginning, and I truly want to hear more of this story.. Please update!
Summary: Severus Snape is undoubtedly a man who has had more than his fair share of adversity. And he is also a man twisted by his experiences. What childhood experiences, only hinted at in the memories Harry accidentally saw during Occlumency lessons, helped mold Snape into the Death Eater he later became?
W.O.W. For coming up with this and writing it in the same day, this is amazing. Scratch that, for any story, this is amazing! It gives such insight as to why Severus became a Death Eater, and why his father was a muggle anyway. This is terrific! I'm going to look up some more of your fanfiction, because this really is BRILLIANT. Thank you for writing this!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, and your enthusiasm. =) I'm glad you liked the story.
Summary: After the First War, wizards and witches everywhere were celebrating. But there were still losses, and deaths to be mourned; and in the end, there were more similarities between the good and the bad guys than one might like to think.
Molly Weasley had two brothers, who fought Voldemort and paid with their lives. She always thought that all what happened was horrible, but she never thought it would happen to her own family. And now, people everywhere are celebrating, and hardly anyone thinks of all the heroes that died anymore.
Avery was a Death Eater. He watched many people suffer and die, and never cared - until his friends die for Voldemort’s cause. And now, people everywhere are celebrating, and no one thinks of all the brave and good men the other side had lost.
This is padfootsgirl1981 of Hufflepuff and Karaley Dargen of Gryffindor submitting for the Interhouse Co-Op Challenge in the Great Hall.
The Molly part is so touching, and explains quite a bit why she fights Bellatrix so hard in the last battle. But that very last line is very powerful. I know the Beatitude, but the enterpritation of it is just spectacular. Its hard to say I love this story because its so emotion-filled, but its true. Brilliantly done.
Author's Response: Thank you very much for your nice words :) We're really glad that you enjoyed our little oneshot, and (to be honest) we are a bit proud of it, too. It's good to know that you liked it and that it maybe triggered some thoughts and emotions, because that is what a writer is usually aiming for, isn't it? Thanks for your review!
Summary: And there he was. The one boy she could not stand. His messy, jet black hair was ruffled and untidy and his glasses were sitting crooked on his nose. James Potter was here. With Lily. And all her Muggle friends. At a Muggle ski resort. Could things possibly be worse? Oh yeah, Sirius Black is there, too.
AHHHHH HAHAHHAHA!!! Poor Lily, but I just love the circumstance! Good luck, James! I can't wait to see more of this!!
Author's Response: Thanks 4 reading and reviewing! i'll try to update as soon as possible!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HAVE A FOLLOW-UP! It would make my lifetime!!!
Author's Response: Thank you! I may not write a follow up that's for this exactly, but I'm definitely going to write more Lily/Scorpius with this artist idea. :)