Body of Work
There’s something for everyone, unless you like reading Snape romances, which I don’t write. Or Voldemort’s children. Or Snape’s children. You will, however, find two Snape/Lily and one Voldemort/Minerva poems. Other than these, I’ve written:
Alternate Universe: Going against Salazar’s Grain, Winner of 2011 QSQ for Best AU.
Dark/Angst: To Follow the Dark Lord, For I Am a Mother, Killing Meda’s Daughter, Him Alice and Me, Carousel, The Receding, Becoming Rita, On No One’s Side and Lacuna Mentis, Winner of 2011 QSQ for Best D/A.
Draco/Astoria: Because You Came, Winner of 2011 QSQ Best Canon Romance.
Femmeslash: Cut, Bleed, Susan, Hands That Fit, Desire And a Half.
Humour: I Like a Healthy Breeze Round My Privates, Bit of a Nasty Shock. Mmm. These are exactly about what you’re thinking.
Harry/Hermione: Over a Mug of Tea, Harmony. I have delusional friends whom I love.
Historical: Waiting, An Act of Love
James/Lily: Ain’t Love the Sweetest Thing, Always Come Back to You
Maleslash: In the Back of the Shack, At the End of It, Anchored, Something Strange
Marauder Era: A Tale of Six Perspectives, Wish You Were Here, Common Cold Won’t Keep Me Down, Always … But Not Who You Think
Non-pairing: Sunday Lunch with the Malfoys
Scorpius/Rose: Breaking Rules, Of Weasleys And Malfoys
Scorpius/Hugo: In the Back of the Shack, At the End of It, Anchored
Dominique/OC: Cut, Bleed
Post-Hogwarts: Seamus’ Break with a Banshee, Mirrors, A Splendid Fate, and The Substitute, Winner of 2011 Best Non-Canon Romance
Ted/Andromeda: Eternal Flight, Five Christmases, Soul Sister
Ron/Mary Cattermole: The Substitute
James/Severus: Always … But Not Who You Think
Rita Skeeter: Becoming Rita
Merope Gaunt: The Receding
Florean Fortescue: Florean Fortescue - An Unsung Hero
Albus Dumbledore: Going against Salazar’s Grain
Bill Weasley: Never too Late
Andrew Carlton, OC: Being Muggle with Rooney
Tom Riddle: Commencement
Mrs Zabini: Rendezvous with Mrs Zabini, Desire And a Half
Pansy Parkinson: Carousel
Molly Weasley: Knowing Who She Was, The Solitary Prewett
Snape/Lily: The Silver Doe, In Winter in My Head
Draco/Harry: Dreams Made of Green
Remus/Tonks: it might not be, but still
Hogwarts: The Battle of Hogwarts, May 2nd and The Clarion Call, Winner of 2010 QSQ Best Poetry
Lily Potter: The Gathering Storm and the Crib
Harry/Ginny: A Night of Love
Harry Potter: Memories Are Not Enough
Draco Malfoy: I Am Shame
Regulus Black: My Black Brother
Bellatrix and Narcissa: The Black Sisters
Bloody Baron/Grey Lady: Murder for Love
Hestia Jones (oh): Drive Your Car On
Draco/Hermione: The Other Woman
A Marriage Made at Hogwarts: I’m afraid I won’t be continuing this. :/ I had completed it ages ago, but I lost the draft twice and I don’t have the heart or the motivation to finish it. Or delete it.
Before I Forget: A Maleslash featuring Regulus/Rabastan. I will definitely complete it next year.
One Day in the Life of: A Next-Gen fic featuring all the - well - Next-Gen kids. This too will be finished in the coming year.
As of now, I’m severely blocked. D: However, I am working on the following projects and both will be posted before 31st January of next year:
Songs, Lovers and Everything in Between: A string of post-Hogwarts romances featuring rarepairs.
Bill Weasley and the Temple of Lsulaph: An Alternate Universe as well as Parallel Universe crack!fic-cum-adventure featuring the most dashing Weasley to grace your consciousness along with twelve daredevil and powerful sisters. Together, they must defeat the evil sorcerer/non-Egyptian pharaoh Lsulaph, who has taken over the Incaff sisters’ kingdom.
UPDATE: If you're looking for Fireworks Inside, here's a link: http://clickysmut.livejournal.com/2930.html
That’s pretty much it. Hope you enjoy the stay!
It was just another Friday night on the town with mates for Terry Boot.
That was, of course, until he ended up guilt-ridden and saddled with a drunken and unconscious Theodore Nott. When his unwanted patient awakens, Terry finds himself questioning what he thinks he knows and finding the strangest of answers.
That Slash warning is annoying, isn't it? Urgh. It spoils the surprise element. But, getting to the story, I have to say, it was BRILLIANT! You need to continue this, my friend. I absolutely demand a sequel, even though I'm scared your Terry might get stuck in my head before I start my own project on him.
I think this is one of those fics where your sense of humour - the one which I obsess over ahaha - comes across strongly. Douche!Michael made me laugh so much. But the rest was also as enjoyable, and I particularly enjoyed the dialogue. My only complaint is that you cheated us of some smut. Hee hee hee.
Really liked it, and you must write more.
Hehe, this was really just a product of me picking the most random freaking characters that came to me and paired them together for Emma's enjoyment. If I'd have put smut in there, it would've been a really, really long story, and I was already running late for work. XD
I just decided that not everyone is nice and there had to be at least one a******, and that just happened to be Michael. I don't know if that's my own personal canon or not, but it might be. I'll decide later when I write about his son, Garrett, who'll be James Jr's bestie.
I might write more on this story here and there, add a chapter perhaps. It might become my writers' block story like Harmony was supposed to be. I rather do like these two together, even hough i tend to ship Theo/Susan and Terry/dead.
Thanks for stopping by, dearing. I heart you muchly.
Summary: Lily Evans is working at St. Mungo’s on Christmas Day when an unexpected patient arrives and changes her holiday plans.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Christmas Challenge, Prompt One.
The break-up fic of doom is finally here. EGADS!
Though - phew - I love you for getting them back together in the end. :)
This fic was a real treat. It had less romance than your other J/L fics, but it is a healthy mix of that and the fear and danger that they were facing for real during those times. I loved your characterisation of everybody, but James and Lily especially. (And my favourite is the embarrassing moment with the snarky Healer Price.)
Seriously, I feel like I got an early Christmas gift reading this. Please don't stop writing!
Author's Response: Natalie! This is NOT the break-up fic of doom, my dear. I did start that, but it starts on the train back home after Lily has dumped James. And as you know, I planned out a whole chaptered fic for that. This was not what I had sketched out for Christmas, but I might still work it in somehow, if I ever decide to take on another J/L chaptered fic. Anyway - thank you so much for coming by to read this one. I'm really glad you liked it. *hugs* ~Gina :)
Summary: A ballad written for Severus Snape's birthday.
This is so funny and wond3rful. I lov3 r3ading lim3ricks as a rul3, and th3s3 s3t mak3 an amazing tribut3 to th3 much harangu3d Snap3.
Will you do th3s3 for th3 oth3r charact3rs? Pr3tty pl3as3?
Author's Response: Get this, Natalie: once, long ago, there was a time when I was active in Poetry Anyone. In fact, I even ran poetry challenges! One of them was a limerick challenge. I didn't write this for that challenge, but that's when I first tried my hand at limericks. Sadly, I have not done many since. I'll keep your request for more in mind, though. :D Thanks so much for the lovely review!! ~Gina :)
For someone who 'missed the screaming', Argus Filch was in his element the day the Carrows set foot into Hogwarts. Who knew that his kindred spirit had been walking the halls of the school for years already?
And it wasn't even Mrs Norris.
I have no other words to describe this except "brilliant". Honestly, Jess, I am even a little jealous because (a) I am personally invested in the pairing, and (b) I have thought about writing it, but nothing I have thought of matches up to this. This is just how rarepairs should be written.
You know, romance is not all about smut. It can be done so subtly, and the subtlety you have employed here is perfect. Romance doesn't always have to be appealing, too. What is shaping up here is as romantic as Filch/Anyone could get, but am I attracted to the idea? No. That said, it is still fascinating, mainly because it has been so masterfully, so aptly written.
And the setting is so realistic, the characterisation so utterly believable. This is just the kind of fanfiction which I like - credibile original, and enjoyable.
You know, when I got this prompt, I wanted to hide from it and quit SPEW just so I didn't have to write it, but then I got the idea to make it macabre and a bit disturbing, because, well, the idea of Filch and Pince is on that side in the first place. And this is what came out.
I'm glad it doesn't suck and that it even appeals to a specific audience, because I was more worried about it creeping out readers. :D
Lovely review, matey!
Summary: On her first night of patrol, Molly Weasley was armed with the basic rules of how to be a prefect, but one guideline had been woefully omitted from the list: what to do when a handsome delinquent robbed her of her ability to think.
I was looking for something interesting before popping off to sleep, and I came across this. Very sexy, if I may say so, and your fic pushes along the ship I sail at times - Scorpius/Me.Nice work, great title, and rather cheeky and fun! ~HJ
Hee, I love a cheeky Malfoy. You love a cheeky Malfoy. :D
I'm glad you liked it. Jen was pleased with it when she read it, so that's nice. Yay for random pairings!
Summary: It's Valentine's Day, seventh year, and James Potter is determined to make it one to remember. Unfortunately, so many things go wrong that Lily Evans will probably remember it for all the wrong reasons.
Yes, you do like to beat him up. >.<
This was a rather interesting chapter - it makes me imagine so many things for what's going to happen next. I think it was the only Arithmancy class I've ever experienced in fanfiction ...and even HP fiction in general, so I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I loved Professor Wenlock, Gina. Nicely written OC there. Poor James, though.
"That'd be Black," sniggered Jackson from in front of me.
"Lily Evans, of course," Penny smirked. "They've even got a lunch date."
I'd change the 'sniggered' and 'smirked' to words which are used in dialogue tags - say, tell, snap, offer, argue, etc., whichever seems appropriate, since we can't actually snigger or smirk words. Hehehe.
Cannot wait for the next update!
Ever your most-eager fan,
Author's Response: Hi Natalie! Thanks for the review!! I've changed those dialogue tags, so thank you for the suggestion. It's a habit of mine and I know those sorts of dialogue tags drive a lot of people nuts so I'll try to keep an eye out on them. I'm glad you liked Professor Wenlock, can you just imagine having a professor like him? Hee hee. Thanks for keeping up with this story, I hope you enjoy the rest! ~Gina :)
Okay. So I gave in. >.<This was just too...brilliant for words, Gina! Such a pure pleasure to read. I don't think there was a single line that didn't contribute anything to the story - the entire chapter had everything put together perfectly. I spent most of it laughing. I actually pity those who cannot appreciate the talent you have with dialogue. Conversing, talking is a part of everyday life, and Marauder banter is the best. You wrote James' POV so well. There are no favourites because every moment, every comeback, every smartass thing that was going in his mind was funny and goofy. I'll nag you everywhere until you submit the next chapter, and I apologise for this rambly review. D: ~Natalie
I swear, in the name of Boris' goatee, that this chapter alone is one of the best things I have ever, ever read in my life. Now, don't go denying my compliments as you always do - I mean it. I seriously mean it. I read the chapter thrice and thoroughly enjoyed every read.
I am still laughing at the Snames reference. See? That wasn't so hard. *sniggers*
This time, I do have a favourite part. Don't get me wrong, the whole thing was absolutely delightful, but this part was just...amazing.
I took a few steps closer, thinking she was going to be sick, but she stepped backwards, shaking her head. Her hair settled around her shoulders, and I was suddenly struck by a familiar scent: vanilla, laced with lavender. I stared at her, speechless, and she stared back, equally stunned. Students passed around us, oblivious to what was happening in this private moment that was ours and ours alone. I wasn't sure what it was, but I couldn't move and didn't want it to end.
Author's Response: Natalie, I took out the line about Sirius barking, since someone would definitely call me on it, lol. But I left the Snames just for YOU! LOL! I'm glad you picked up on it, I was laughing madly to myself when I wrote it. I even IMed you but you missed it. Anyway, thank you for the amazing review. I am going to deny your compliment, just because I'm not sure this is as tight as some of my other J/L stuff, but then, what do I know? I've already got more reviews for this one than the wedding fic that buried me! Don't get me wrong, I quite like it and am having a blast, it's just funny what other people like in my writing as compared to what I see and like. I hope you like the next bit, I managed to work in some Arithmancy after all, and beat James up pretty bad. Thanks again and Happy Valentine! ~Gina :)
WHOA! My review got cut.
Anyway, what I was saying was, this is a truly great fic, and you have made me fall in love with Prongsie all over again. I can't wait for the next chapter.
P.S. I have actually been waiting the whole day for the update. :)
Author's Response: Oops, I missed responding to this bit. That's good because I always wonder why all your reviews are for the first chapter? LOL. Thank you and I'm glad you are enjoying Prongs again! ;)
On the day of Draco Malfoy's post-war trial for the conspiracy to murder Albus Dumbledore, one Harry James Potter offered to give testimony. But what did Draco's oldest enemy have to say about the boy who had caused him nothing but grief for seven years?
This story has been nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best General Story.
Hahaha! This was another engaging read from you. Actually, the entire thing was fun and didn't have a single moment where the sense of urgency slowed down. I found Harry's testimony was a great thing to experience, a real treat. Although this is a complete story by itself, you could take it further. *wink wink*The only thing which I thought could have been there was that moment at Malfoy Manor where Draco refuses - more or less - to recognise Harry. No doubt you had a good reason for not bringing that up.
Keep writing, and see you soon on the list!
This was just good, old-fashioned fun at Draco's expense. It's a moment I'd planned to incorporate into my giant Draco fic, but seeing as what I have written of it is complete shit, I've decided to piece together the story in a series of one-shots or maybe a shorter chaptered fic at some point.
I know what you mean about the Malfoy Manor thing, and I thought hard about that before deciding to leave it out. I sort of think that Harry mentally gives Draco a pass for anything that happened after Dumbledore's death, because he knows Draco isn't a killer and is in a really crap situation, so it really isn't his fault. Since Draco's also a bit spineless, he never could have brought himself to sell out Harry, since reality hath already made him less naive about what would come of that and what death looked like. I think Charity Burbage's death changed everything for Draco and how he perceived his own lot.
That's enough ramble. I'm glad you enjoyed the story, and thanks for being a great e-bestie. :D
Summary: Looking forward to a romantic Valentine's Day with his fiancee, Ginny Weasley, Harry finds himself caught up in a truly hideous case with Romilda Vane from the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Department.
Seven men have been accused of inappropriate behaviour with the same girl, and Romilda is sure she knows who is to blame. Is it simple Muggle-baiting, or does the witch concerned have her talons flexed towards an unsuspecting eighth victim?
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. This is far, far too silly to have come from her quill.
Happy Valentine's Day to all the readers and writers on MNFF.
Hahahaha! This was brilliant. It really made me laugh. The thought of Draco getting it on with Bulstrode...*shudder*I'm glad you decided to post it, Carole! ~Natalie
Summary: A lonely figure walks down the street, long auburn hair trailing behind her in the blustery wind. She pulls a red wool coat snug around her, gloved hands tucked into pockets as she wanders the sidewalk, glancing up at the shop fronts. She is young, but her face is lined with sadness, as if searching for something she has lost. Her green eyes long for answers.
Across the way a young man stops and stares at the woman in the red coat, hardly daring to believe it might be her. And yet as she turns and walks back up the street, he knows it is, and his heart stops beating for a moment. He blinks, just to see if she will disappear from his life once more, like she did over a year ago.
Holy Prongs! Every time you write a James/Lily, I think: This is it. This is how much I can love James Potter. And then, you write something new, and I fall in love even more. How do you do it ?
This story was so... fresh. I really, really loved everything about it. Lily was so amazing, and I think that in three chapters, you managed to tell a really wholesome story. It is so tragic that they don't have much time left with each other.
Gina, this is one of those fics which I'll be returning to read over and over again. I love it so!
Author's Response: Look at me, responding six months later! A very belated thank you, Natalie. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and really do appreciate the review! ~Gina :)
Summary: After being shamed for his role in the war, Draco Malfoy doesn't see anything but prison on the horizon. However, when help arrives in the form of a longtime enemy, he can't help but be a little lost about how he's supposed to feel about it.
Hehehe. I had to review; I was planning to ‘crit’ it for March anyway.
So, I was obviously interested in this poem because I’d written Draco/Harry as well using the same POV. My only thought when I reached the end of the poem was this: Dammit! This is much better than mine.
There are poems which are beautifully written, and then there are poems which are a joy to read. This one belonged to both. The rhyming is nicely done, the feelings are nicely explored, and the story is well-told. I also loved your turns of phrase. A few of them are un-poetic – “I ask him if he’ll have a drink with me”; others are inherently so – “Those lively eyes that shine so picturesque”. Yet, they blend in beautifully.
This was a great job, Jess! I think it ties with the Greyback poem for my favourite poem from you.
P.S.: This is my 150th review. :D
Squee! A review!
Squee, your 150th review!
Squee! This poem doesn't suck!
I have no idea what prompted me to write it. I was clicking along on a Katie/Oliver chapter, and suddenly I opened a new doc and out it came. I almost always default to the sonnet, even though structure wasn't exactly necessary, but I think it worked well in this instance.
The difference between the 'I ask him if..." line and the 'Those lively eyes' line was meant to be Draco was thinking a bit more clearly, but once he got some booze in him, his brain started scampering to and fro, coming to a lot of strange conclusions. We all think we're smooth when we're drunk, hehe.
I'm glad you like the poem, and thanks for being my first review! Luv ya!
Summary: Despite outward appearances, Tom Riddle has always had a certain curiosity when it comes to girls, but will curiosity drive him to lose the one thing he never thought he even had?
Hello Katrina!Tom Riddle 'romance' is something that draws me in - especially the type in which the characterisation is done as well as you've done here. Because I'm a closeted McGonagall/Riddle shipper, my first instinct was that it was Minerva. But as we moved along, the character didn't sound like Minerva and my interest heightened. I must be very slow today because I didn't guess Myrtle until the Chamber was mentioned. Intriguing choice there! It puts a rather nice twist to the whole history behind Moaning Myrtle. The only thing I kept asking myself was...Why didn't Myrtle haunt Riddle? If she had had a 'boyfriend', I imagine her coming to talk to him. So, I'd have liked to see a little bit of that. Perhaps Riddle did something to stop her haunting him? That is the canon-stickler in me speaking. I think the story as a whole was brilliant, and I loved you went against the grain and chose Myrtle. That Riddle wanted to explore his sexual side is a very interesting topic to examine, and you have explored that here so well! Keep writing! ~Natalie
It was the worst news a father could receive: his son was marrying his worst enemy's daughter.
But for Draco Malfoy, being in the role of the reasonable parent was in itself a debacle as he tried to make the best of a bad situation. But when circumstances forced him to spend more time than he ever cared to with the most irritating Mudblood on the planet, he constantly questioned his sanity, as well as that of his son.
However, Draco might have come to realise that things change, as well as people. Is Hermione Granger Weasley the mad bint he remembered, or were they both a little different this time around?
This story has been nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance.
LMFAO. Why haven't I read this before? WHY? What is wrong with me? This is completely hilarious and glorious. You should never stop writing Draco. After Brazen, I'd thought you couldn't top yourself, but you have. Brilliant first chapter, and just so amazing in all its snarkiness.
As you know, torturing Draco is a favourite pastime of mine, so it was my consolation in writing a pair I cardinally dislike. He's still a bitter pill, but he's mellowed and turned into a bit more reasonable a bloke.
OH MY PRONGS! This is seriously one of the most enjoyable fics I have ever read in my life. You write Draco so bloody wonderfully it's insane. I was laughing throughout the whole thing, and just ... LMFAO you crazy woman! There were so many lulzy moments in the fics I was nearly in tears. Going straight to my favourites! Great work, and I can't wait for the last chapter.
I torture Draco for sport, ngl. I'm glad it could bring you so much amusement, hehe. Heartsssss!
Summary: Not all marriages are idyllic - not even for a hero. And however much we want someone to have a happy ending, love sometimes has a way of upsetting the equilibrium.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. To my knowledge all her heroes had the happy-ever-afters they deserved.
The poem is beautiful. I love the way you effortlessly do the jive around these villainous poetic forms. The imagery is perfect for portraying a marriage gone sour, especially the last line: Each day they lie, too cold for dreams..
My only complaint: WHY NEVILLE? Boy deserves a happy marriage. *sob*
Author's Response: I know ... I'm sorry. I didn't want him to be unhappy, but ... it was the Laureate's fault. Thank you for leavingme a review. I was nearly forced to review it myself *snort* ~Carole~
Summary: Teddy Lupin appears to be surrounded by love and happiness, yet sometimes death and loneliness overshadow everything he does.
I have never read Teddy/Victoire this way. It was an interesting and refreshing take.
You know, I don't really favour second-person POV - can't write it well either. But it was done nicely here. It almost sounds like Victoire is with Teddy, and thinking about this, not saying it out loud.
One thing that intrigued me about your characterisation was Victoire's Veela-temper. I tend to see her as a female version of Bill, cool and collected, and now I am thinking: why? I think it's reasonable to expect some hot-headedness from Fleur's daughter.
Teddy was great. I do think of him as a guy who doesn't shy away from crying. That scene in the Shrieking Shack was sad, though. :( I felt somewhat teary when he thought of his father's transformation.
All in all, I enjoyed reading this. Hope to read more from you soon!
Author's Response: Hi Natalie, Thanks so much for reviewing, I'm glad you liked it and thought it refreshing and interesting! That means a lot. I actually like second person a lot, I quite like trying out different perspectives and tenses, but this one sort of came from the song. So you're right, it's like she's thinking these things when she's with him. I've read a lot of interpretations of Victoire - some where she's just like Fleur and some where she's quite different. To me, being a Weasley and part Veela, she'd probably have a temper (because even though Bill is calm and collected, the rest of his family aren't quite so good at staying calm). I think she's probably fiercly loyal and very protective of Teddy because of how much he's suffered. In a way it's like how Molly treats Harry, though obviously different because that's a mother/son sort of relationship, but that kind of thing anyway. I'm glad you liked Teddy, I've always been drawn to him as a character because Remus and Tonks are great characters and he is, in many ways, mirroring Harry. I think he would go to the Shrieking Shack, because it's a physical place which he can connect particularly to his father. I'm glad you enjoyed this! I hope to keep writing, I'm currently about halfway through my first Marauder-era fic, so hopefully that will be up soon. ~Katrina
Bachelor life suited Zach Smith just fine, and the lack of expectations on his time and attention suited him even more.
But his life changed in an instant with a knock on the door and an unexpected delivery.
HAHAHA! I cannot wait to see where this story goes. Brilliant start, Jess. You might succeed at making us like Smith just a little bit.
Well, no one's an a****** forever, not even dearest Draco. I thought that it was fitting for Amanda's story was about redeeming the incorrigible. :D
But fie on toddler antics for being hard to write, lol.
Summary: Humiliated in front of the entire school by the purple-faced Pomona Sprout, Gilderoy Lockhart plots a grand revenge. His weapon of choice - a goblet full to the brim with steaming cocoa.
But has he underestimated the redoubtable Head of Hufflepuff House?
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw and Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 2 - Don't You Dare Prank Me!.
Disclaimer: We are not JK Rowling. If we had been, then there'd be far more stories about the Marauders in print.
This story is dedicated to our flist - especially the lovely Natalie (hestiajones). Enjoy!
Thanks for the on-the-hoof beta job, hestiajones.
Giddling madly, our story has been nominated for a 2011 QSQ for 'Best Darn Story Ever On The Archives' - okay, I mean Best HumoUr.
Oh Prongs, I was laughing so hard last night when I read this. This is just amazing! SnapeHart, of course.
I really thought the story was brilliant because all of them were in character. I find Lockhart the most obnoxious character in the HP series, yet he provides me so much entertainment. No wonder I can't let go of my current banner.
The plot was genius! I love that you made it a Hufflepuff/Ravenclaw thing. Sprout's Hufflepuff nature showed in her hesitations, but even badgers have to be nasty once in a while. WE BITE if we have to!
Sevvy was rather fun. Haha! I love the camaraderie between the staff members; it's written in the way I imagine it to be. Although...er...what happened to him in the end? I mean, Lockhart is certainly not James Potter. *Snigger*
The sense of humour with which the story was written was fantastic. It had me laughing throughout, but when Lockhart jumps on Snape, dear Merlin, I nearly died.
Yes, it was seamlessly written - I couldn't tell which part was whose until I saw the end note. Fabulous work, guys! Good luck for the challenge.
P.S. Thank you for dedicating it to me. :D
Author's Response: Of course we had to dedicate it to you; it was the first thing we agreed on because we know you're a huge fan of this ship. *giggles and runs away*. Natalie, thank you very much for the review (and the impromptu beta work) Both Gina and I had a great time writing this (well, I hope she did), so it's good that you enjoyed it. ~Carole~