Hi there! My name is Hayden. I'm a Hufflepuff on the Boards. I love fanfiction, writing, and Tom Riddle. At the moment I've got a story up: A Great and Terrible Beauty, which is something completely different from my normal writing. Also, most of the answers start coming out towards the end of the story, and I really can't wait until I get all of it done. Give it a read, and I hope you like it!
Summary: Keedie Dante has experienced many amazing things during her time at Hogwarts, including the hushed up drama that was the Chamber of Secrets. However, with two overachieving friends and a headmaster who does not even know she exists, Keedie feels that perhaps her seventh year will not be too spectacular. However, Dumbeldore sees her potential as a writer and enrols her in a simple writing course. Here, she meets the mysterious and terrifying Tom Riddle and they instantly get under one another's skin. She is drawn to his dark determination towards some unknown goal and he is fascinated by her, in every way. However, Tom's friends do not approve of Keedie and her unconventional ways and Keedie has many people trying to keep her away from the dark young man as well. Something inside tells Keedie that she can make him better, but even he assures her that this is an impossible task. But she's not one to give up easily...
"He is a dark one, Keedie. Try not to let him consume you entirely."
This story has the characters Albus Dumbledore, Armando Dippet, Moaning Myrtle, Rubeus Hagrid, Aaron Dante, Harry Potter, Ebony Abbott, Minerva McGonagall, Melena Creevey, Ollivander, Gregor Holmwood, Horace Slughorn and, of course, Tom Riddle and Keedie Dante...enjoy!
Winner of "Best Romance Between Other Characters" and nominated for "Best Female OC" in the 2009 Quicksilver Quill Awards
No. Saif will never beat me, cause I"M your number one fan. Period. End of story, good bye, the end. I love the new excerpt, haha! Bellatrix should get a few slaps from her husband? Please? Or they talk about their relationship, and Bellatrix confesses her love for Voldy. And then yes, I think you would definitley HAVE to put a Bellatriz-Keedie showdown to satisfy your readers (cackles again)! Again, I'm really nervous about how Keedie is going to turn out to feel after Tom dies... unless you're tricking us, because all you're saying is that 'We know how Mr. Riddle must end up' and that 'Keedie will accept him as he is'. Does the last quote apply to the epilogue or the next few chapters only? We are all waiting impatiently for the next chapter! We still don't have any idea about what Keedie's roll is in the Epilogue! OH, I just had a thought! Is Ginny going to be there? Also, nobody else is worried about Harry! What is he going to be doing? Answer me!
Oh, and so do you mean I can make my version of Tom smell like pine?
Author's Response: *chuckles* You guys are gonna kill me when you read chapter twenty-six, let me tell you! I am tricking you all, you just don' know it! ;-)
I got confused about the heading in the excerpt. You said there are going to be 26 chapters in this story, but the excerpt says 'Chapter Twenty- Five, "The Epilogue". Is it a typo, or something else? Just curious.
Author's Response: Yeah, it's a typo. The epilogue is after chapter twenty-six, so it's chapter twenty-seven. Glad you noticed. :-)
NOOOOOOOOO! I'm back! And ready to review! But that was one of the most suspensful clips yet! What's going to happen next? What's coming next? Do they kiss? That would look terrible from the outside though, haha. And Keedie's going to be all old, yet still young... and what about the kid? I can't understand anything, my brain's not working this morning. And Saif's right, why does she just stand there staring at the ceiling while people are dying? Does Bellatrix kill Keedie in the hall afterwards if the clip happens after Voldy 'kills' Harry? She would see the affection. UNLESS! (Behold, my crazy suggestion) Voldy somehow finds about the resurruction stone, turns it over in his hand three times and Keedie appears! She was killed in some mass killing spree of the Death Eaters! And She can only stand there because she's not real! HAHAHA no. I know that was crazy, oh well, just live with it. I hope you can update soon!
Author's Response: Oh ho, Lovemagic, you're onto something but I don't think you even realise it. Things just got interesting!
I need another chapter!!! Everyone (just Saif and I) is just going on about the epilogue, but what changes will there be in the next chapter? You have to make them meet somehow. Are you going to include Tom's job? Haha, this is too good! And you said there was going to be an update today... so I shall be checking.
Author's Response: Today or tomorrow. But I'm going to London for a while, so you all have to nag me to update :)
Saif you're evil. I have now just put up three reviews, to match what you did behind my back! *Evil Cackles* That reminds me that Belledeg said that everyone's going to kill her when she puts up the twenty-sixth chapter, so that can't be good. Also, what inspired your username? Is it something in a different language or something? I'm curious.
Author's Response: My middle name's Belle. The deg is like de Gryffindor. Spur of the moment decision
Well, I'm sorry about the Keedie is Bellatrix thing, I just put something crazy. Gosh, people.
I love, love, love this chapter! It's great, I love the flower conversation. I think that the voice has got to be Tom or Voldemort, and for some time I thought it could have been the baby too, but Tom is more likely.
Keedie will say no to the proposal. I can foresee it! It would be sad if I were right though.
As for Tom's dream, YAY! The baby's going to be a girl! If Tom and Keedie actually talk about her expecting, that would be so awkward for them and fun for us to read! I can imagine Tom totally freaking.
Please post soon!
Author's Response: LOL, very true. He'd probably drop it if he had to hold it. The voice really isn't anything exciting. It shall be exposed in the chapter after the next. Okay...three chapters to go and three reviews to 300!!!!
YES! AMAZING! Thank you soooo much! I actually cried when I read this chapter! (And that's not something I do very often.) The twists were amazing! I was reminded of the Veil in Order of the Pheonix when you did the little mind conversations from the stone. And I remembered the Mirror that belonged to Sirius, too. Very poor poor Keedie. Those were Death's whispers! In her head! Brilliant!
Also, I like the line from Chapter Twenty in Half Blood that you twisted! Very good! I just don't know what do say. A lot of things fit together, and you did a brilliant job at that. Oh, and the memories being modified was really sad. They got Deja Vu and then all of those attacks on their descendants all of those years later. Also, the Foget Me Nots were beautiful! Great scene!
Author's Response: Yay! You remembered the flowers meant true love. Thank Merlin. Glad you liked the chapter, despite that it's a wee bit sad. Epilogue soon, hopefully. Then it'll all be over. :(
I want Tom to win the quidditch finals. Because Tom is most likely a good player and he would not let a broken heart keep him from helping the team win. Besides, he already knows that Keedie wants him back, so that should lift his spirits up. Just tells us if the story has a good ending FOR TOM. Thats all you have to tell me, is if he is happy or dies happy in the epilogue. Please please please. I beg of you. I need to keep reading this, no matter how the story turns out, so you WILL post really fast. REALLY FAST! Gosh, what a cliffhanger... *shakes head at the cruelty*
Author's Response: *throws head back and laughs* If the epilogue is set in the Battle of Hogwarts, then we all know what must happen to Mr Riddle. But there should be some fun getting there ;-)
Awesome excerpt! Sad, too. Did the muggles take Keedie? Or... His dad was a muggle, so they could have taken his purebloodiness from him. Otherwise, I can't think of how the muggles could have taken anything else from him. But if they took Keedie...? How? Tom has nothing else to live for, so is she dead? Is she a portrait now?
I thought you said that Keedie was going to be there. Tom's thinking as if she isn't there. Where do my theories come into this? I know you said I was close.
What do Tom and Keedie think of the ugly Voldemort look?
Also, in the next chapter, I think that Tom would win the chess game... unless you're going to make it like love versus evil or goodness versus whatever.
I would have liked you to show the murder of Hepzibah Smith... but that probably won't fit. Oh well. I have another theory coming on... let me think, I'll tell you all later.
Author's Response: Keedie is in the epilogue, like I promised. The chess game should be fun. :-)
Please post soon! I wonder if Keedie will find out about the Chamber of Secrets at Hagrid's. What if Keedie forgives Tom and he takes her to visit the Basalisk?*mind zooms into overdrive* Anyway, I hope Hagrid will make Keedie some rock cakes, or maybe a cuppa!
Author's Response: You've got to love Hagrid. I'm looking forward to your reaction to the next chapter which really does not involve forgiveness. :-)
What am I on to? The resurruction bit? Tell us! You're making me feel all jumpy, stop it! It's too suspensful, I can't wait for the end! But now that I'm thinking, I have a feeling that I will be sad when this story ends. AND it's going to have a bad ending. *sigh* This is a great journey through Keedie and Tom's love life (Mystical wiggly fingers again) and you're definitley tricking us, so that might be a shock at the end, who knows? I'm so very excited! And am I even half right with my crazy predictions? The resurructions stone possibility was one of my strokes of genius, is that what I'm on to? Or that she could just be a part of Voldy's imagination... or the Keedie coming back to life from the resurruction stone... there, I've said it enough times, so you're going to have to say something about that or else... Oh, and I like your idea for your username, very creative.
Author's Response: Thank you. I wouldn't necesseseraly (I can't spell that word) say the ending is bad...
I. Will. Get. You. All. I was supposed to get the 200th review, but I went swimming with my friends. *sigh* Oh well.
I agree with... someone down there. Keedie might have died in childbirth and now Tom hates the baby for causing his mother to die and killed him. Unless he loved the child, but I don't know what he would have done after that. So then, all those years later he turns the stone thrice in his hand and sees Keedie standing beside him. Just putting two guesses into one more accurate guess. Unless, you know, Lestrange killed her before she could give birth, and that's the reason why the baby isn't mentioned talking. Please please post soon!
Hayden is mad at Saif.
Author's Response: Ooops. Guess you didnŽt. Never mind, we might make it to 300 yet. Dying in childbirth is very moving, but too emotionally demanding for me to write. I think iŽd break down!
You people. *shakes head* How can you not like Tom Riddle in the first place? Don't you love evil, handsome people? Oh well, everyone has their own opinions, I guess. My favorite character was Tom Riddle from the start, and one day I was looking through the lists and I saw one about Tom Riddle, so I got a membership and then read all of it. It was amazing, and it still is. I'm STILL at a loss to understand how the epilogue will turn out, all I (and Saif, probably) can think of is that Keedie dies somewhere in there. They might be stuck in the limbo area if they all die... but Keedie's soul is complete- UNLESS- (this is not so genius) Keedie sacrifices her soul or something... I really don't know, all I can say is that you need to update soon, and we'll find out later in time!
Author's Response: Hehehe. I'm always happy to listen to conspiracy theories. Keeds won't die in the epilogue, though, I couldn't do that to her. Tom, well, that's canon! :-)
I do agree with you that everyone is getting ahead of themselves, but it's because we all started talking about if they are still going to be together or not. And we're all just urging you to give some spoilers, but what Saif said made me wonder... about the battle... and what if you made Minerva find out that Voldy is really Tom? That would be completely pointless, though. How about Keedie sees Volders and knows he is Tom and she cries out his name? ("TOM!!!") And everyone's all like GAASSPP OMIGOSSSHHH!!! WAIT. What if they have a coversation one more time and everybody's watching??? Including Harry, and he's all 'This isn't supposed to happen'. Now I'm getting all excited. I hope you can post it sometime today or tomorrow, I can't wait for the drama. And by the way, is Saif a girl?
Author's Response: Okay, here's what we're gonna do. I am going to post a nice chunk from the epilogue in the summary of this story. It shall remain there for some time to give people a taste of what is to come. *smiles* I have to sya, I love that everyone has their own ideas as to what is happening and some are pretty close. Look out for the preview!
I don't know if I said this before... no I didn't. The part where Keedie got mad at Tom is another one of her mood swings, right?
In one of the chapters, if Keedie's not dead and she sees Voldemort, what will she be thinking about his appearance? Repulsed, sad, or completely ignorant of it? Tell us! Oh, and I asked you what the last sentence of the last chapter is. PLEASE tell us!
By the way, I love the new excerpt. He understood on some level.... hehehe.
Author's Response: Yes, it was one of her moodswings. I can't give away the last line or anything else. :( Good news is, we're nearly at the 250 review barrier!
Please come back, Belledeg! I need an update! I'm so excited for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Did you manage to nab the 200th review? Guess, IŽll find out....
I agree with Saif and apologize for posting too many comments and doing a bunch of guesswork, but this fanfic is the best!!! But you haven't posted yet. : ( Oh well, I'm really excited to read the next chappie!
And Saif, I guessed you were a guy by your name, but the way you wrote that other comment made me wonder if you weren't just using a guy's name to hide your real identity for some reason... so much drama...
Belledeg, I hope you post real soon! Can't wait! *smile*
Author's Response: You guys are so funny. The guesswork reminds me that I have to keep you all amused. Hopefully the next chapter will do just that. Like I said, never apologise. I love when people react to the story! :-)
That's a great clip from the epilogue! I wonder who Minnie's talking to. I like the way you work the logic... why Dumbie couldn't tell Harry... amazing. How long is the epilogue going to be if you were able to post about... 4-5 clips already?
Anyway, I'll come back to life when you update... UPDATE SOON! *Falls to knees and begs for relief from cliffhanger*
Author's Response: Yep, epilogue is quite long. And I'm running out of clips, as the rest pretty much give away the ending. Minnie's talking to Slughorn. Chapter's in the queue and I'm desperate for it to go up as well! *hugs*
Why must every ball end with something bad happening to Keedie? But I love when Tom reacts. And you're not so evil to me anymore because we know Keeds won't die- she's in the epilogue, and you said we'll find out what the voice is later, and she knows that Voldy is Tom so she won't lose any memory of him. You're making us panic blindly on purpose. Well, it's NOT working! Haha.
Anyway, I saw the clip from Ch. 24- I cannot wait to see Gregor GET IT! He is so dead, and please make Keed react to this after she is cured. Make Gregor die. He seriously needs to stuff his face down a toilet. Maybe Keeds' friends will see to that.
I can't think of any seductive voice even from the future except for Tom/Voldy. And if the voice likes Tom, then it might be Voldy.
Did you get the head colliding with pillar thing from the Twilight movie? Because it reminds me a lot of the movie. Answer this question, you question-avoider!
Gregor might get Crucio-ed, or Imperio could be interesting, when they fight in the 24th chappie. I wonder if they are still in school at the time, though probably not.
You're still evil for the cliffhangers. :p
Keep writing, the story's great! *Hugs & Kisses*
Author's Response: I do not avoid questions, madam! Anyway, bad stuff happens to Keedie because she's tempting fate. I've never seen Twilight, but my friends are trying to convert me. There! I answered all questions. And because I love your reviews so much, I'll leave you a clue: They will be leaving school in the next chapter and Tom will be chasing his dasterdly dreams while Keeds starts feeling a little sick....in the mornings.
Hi! Hayden here. Gosh, this story STILL makes my heart ache. It was such a beautiful ending, and I really appreciate the effort you must have put forth to bring us this brilliant story! I know that this is THE BEST fanfic on MNFF. I really hope that you win the awards. Good Luck!
Also, how's that second epilogue coming along?
Author's Response: Hey you. Second epilogue just needs to be wrapped up and given a title :D