Summary: Every morning Ron arrives at the shop and wakes up George with a cup of tea. One morning, however, George doesn't wake up.
This started as a 500 word drabble for my DADA class and turned into a 2000 word one-shot instead, before becoming two chapters. The prompt for my drabble was to use an overdose so be warned that this fic is not a happy one. It is actually I lot darker than I really imagine the Weasley family being after the war, but this is what came out when I started writing and I think it is possible.
please note that the warning is for attempted suicide only
An epilogue has arrived and I promise that I have now finished, though I have found this interesting to write so I may carry on with this version of the Weasley family at some point
Amazing! This story is a little darker and contains more angst than I usually read. Alas, intrigue won out, and I am glad it did. You very eloquently wrote a sensitive set of topics.
Drawn into the story I found myself going through a wide range of emotions right along with Ron and George. I loved how you explored the whole family’s grieving processes, and the reactions to the way each other handled it. I myself thought that you set up a couple more one-shots in the course of this, and would love to see you explore this version of the Weasley family more.
Summary: Nymphadora Tonks lives under a shadow. Both her cousin and her aunt are in Azkaban believed to be in league with Voldemort. She knows Bellatrix deserves to be there- but Sirius?
Remus Lupin is an outsider. He’d once had three good friends- now two are dead and the third has been locked up for murder and betrayal.
They had met once before, when she was a child, but as Tonks grows up they find themselves thrown together- far too closely for Remus’ comfort. He’s always yearned for a normal life but knows that is impossible. Can Tonks convince him that he deserves happiness?
Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best canon Romance category. Thank you.
Ahh, now I remember why I only read completed stories!
Waiting for the next chapter will be so hard!
I loved the story. You wrote Tonks perfectly. The dynamic that you gave each character was great really. I loved the humor wove throughout ‘Helga Hufflepuff's best nightie’ was one of my favorites. The moment she and Charlie have testing the potion very well written, nearly made me cry. I cannot wait to read the rest!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. The next chapter is currently with my beta so hopefully not long now. I'm so pleased you're enjoying the story; this is probably my favourite to write because I love Tonks and Remus so much ( not to mention Sirius who will be escaping soon...)Thanks again. Carole xxx
It was like a wizard tale. The clever Slytherin helps a hag who later repays the debt. Except that Rose Weasley wasn't a hag, and Scorpius didn't expect to call in the favour.
*Winner of the 2010 Next Generation QSQ award*
Yet another fantastic chapter I am really enjoying this story. I get all excited when see a new chapter posted. I am intrigued by the ‘version’ of his parents that you are creating and would love to see them interact with the Weasley and Potter families some. Maybe that is coming in the future. :D
Great Job! Can’t wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Weasleys VS Malfoys, kinda like Alien VS Predator except there's no bad side and nobody dies, LOL. That would be fun. Thanks for suggesting that, Sara!
EEP! I hope the newest chapter comes out soon! (I know the last one just came out but I cannot wait!)
My review may get a little long as I read all thirteen chapters at once.
Love the story, the plot is fantastic and your portrayal of the characters is excellent. I love the offhanded remarks and original quips that you have. ‘Muggle-licious’ and the whole demented chipmunk moment were two of my favourite moments. I have to admit when Ron came in to the kitchen during the kissing scene I was taking a drink and nearly choked I was laughing so hard. You have done a fantastic job marrying humour with tension.
I am fascinated with the way you chose to write Rose. The pressure she is under to be ‘like’ her mother was in school and the difference from the rest of her family that she tries so hard to hide. I like the ‘Malfoy” characteristics that you have maintained in Scorpius, and how he to struggles with a personality that is so different from the older generation of his family. Admittedly, I am intrigued do we get to read more about the post war Draco? I thought you did a wonderful job giving life to your secondary character and not just to Rose and Scorpius. Too often, I think that the secondary characters are rushed and forgotten.
I loved the symbolism that you have written throughout the story, and the author notes you have provide to explain it. My favourite being the form his patronus takes. I thought that that was particularly revealing, as it is such a personal thing. Going along with that I like that he was drawn to make sure Rose was ok, but also to abide by her father’s wishes.
You show great attention to detail and have obviously done a fair bit of research and it shows. I agree with one of your notes that says you could have rushed the story along but chose not to although certain moments may not have been needed to push the story along I am very glad you took the time to write them anyway.
BTW I was worried about your version of Teddy for a moment, and as he is my favourite character to read and write I am still not sure about him. :)
Author's Response: I don't know what caused you to take a chance on my story, but it was my lucky day! The story has a character driven plot, so I'm glad you like the characterizations. I want them to be their own persons despite inherited family traits. :) Thank you for loving the symbolism and reading the author notes. Did I mention feeling lucky? :D
Summary: A year after the battle, Ron decides that he is ready to propose, and does everything he can to ensure his proposal is just right.
After Hermione says yes however, the happy couple quickly discover that planning the perfect wedding is not always easy, and there are plenty of problems to be overcome before they can finally make it down the aisle.
What a sweet story! It is my own personal indulgence to read a fluffy love story every now and again. This one was perfect for my little romance fix.
I enjoyed the way you wrote Ron. Showing that he recognized his ‘romantic limitations’ and what he knew that Hermione would want from the situations. I liked that you described Harry’s proposal to Ginny, and that up until then the details were not widely known. I felt that that stayed very true to the characterization of both. Harry’s quiet nature and understanding Ron has for it.
On that note, later in the story when you introduced Professor McGonagall I would have liked a little more development for her character. I understand that she is a secondary character in your story, but so was Harry. You wrote more description for the emotions he showed when speaking with Ron. The emotion you gave McGonagall was very limited. I understand that she usually conducts herself in a poised manner, but she had a personal interest in these two students. She had watched them struggle and triumph over a lot to get to this moment. As we saw throughout the books when something particularly struck her she was prone to small outburst of emotion. As with all reviews this is my personal opinion, but I feel that life you give to secondary characters compliment the work you put into creating your main characters.
I cannot wait to see what happens when they plan their wedding. (Hope your muse gives you a poke in the ribs, and we will see it sooner than later :p)
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! My muse has been a little better behaved recently so it shouldn't be forever before a new chapter comes. Unfortunately though, it's fussy about what it will write and right now, it's stuck on Teddy Lupin. I promise to start it soon though! I'm glad you liked the fluffiness of this. Thanks for the feedback on McGonagall - I admit that I find her a tricky character to write so perhaps I didn't give her the attention she deserved!
Summary: Hermione Weasley (nee Granger) was always top of the class. Everything she needed to know she found out from books.
But no book can help her bond with her child. Will a chance encounter with a stranger will put her back on the right path?
I really enjoyed reading this story. I thought you captured the anxiety of a new mother wonderfully. Writing about Hermione in that situation was perfect. I could easily imagine her having troubles adjusting to motherhood and the uncertainties of it.
Author's Response: Thank you, Sara. I'm pleased you enjoyed the story and I really appreciate you leaving a review.
Hermione is such an organised person that I can't imagine her being able to cope if a book isn't able to provide the answer. Thanks again Carole xxx