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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:

Completed Fics:

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

Next-Gen:
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
Lucy/Lorcan: Whirlwind

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

Crack Pairings:
Ron/Mary Cattermole: The Substitute
James/Severus: Always … But Not Who You Think

Character Studies:
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


Poetry:

Snape/Lily: The Silver Doe, In Winter in My Head
Tom/Minerva: Spiral
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


WIP/Abandoned:

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.


Upcoming Fics:

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!


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High by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 233 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Scorpius Malfoy is the Seeker for Slytherin. Not only that, he's the best Seeker at Hogwarts, and it's his catches that win matches. But this year things are different; Albus Potter has switched to Chaser and the new Gryffindor Seeker is his annoying little sister.

This is the story of how one match and one missed catch can change your life.

This story was accidentally deleted, so is being resubmitted ... very very quickly.

SQUEEEEE! High won the Best Next Generation QSQ award. Thank you so much for the everyone who has helped, either by beta'ing or encouraging me.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I'm not sure who I am at the moment, but there must be some Arthur Weasley blood in me.

Thank you Natalie (hestiajones) for doing the vast majority of the beta work on this, and Apurva for work on the early chapters

Squish for Natalie, Jess, Kara and Bob for helping me sort this out.

Due to an archive hissy fit regarding any story with a rating about 3rd-5th, I have temporarily lowered the rating on this story. However, I have NOT changed the content. This story is still a 6th-7th. You click at your own risk.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - Sticky as Lips

Oh wow! I love Teddy here. I hope Victoire will show up later - I ship them. :)

Okay, Harry Cootes. Hahaha! That was hilarious, and I do like Lily's owl's name. I also think there is a lot of chemistry between Scorpius and Lily here (although I will never completely defect to this pairing :) ) Don't mind! Actually, I'd love to beta this fic for you, if you haven't finished it yet.


I am going to read the next chapter!

~Natalie

Author's Response: My beta is very mad. She might not let go of this fic despite being totally delusional in her pairings. *giggly snort* ~Carole~



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 -Smitten as That

Ohhh! We're welcoming more characters.

Okay, starting from the top - Astoria. She is very different from the way I write her, but she seems really fun, bitchy, cunning and loving, which is fantastic for post-war Draco. (I don't like Ariadne, btw.)

Rose. OMP. Hahaha! She is terribly snobbish here, but Benedict seems good for her. You know, for a moment, I thought you were going to turn the fic into Scorpius/Hugo. I personally ship those two and allusions (intentional or not) deeply amuses me.

Will go to Ch 4.

Author's Response: Scorpius Hugo - you mean Scugo? Heaven forfend! I like Astoria, too. And I'd rather like to get into bed with Benedict ... tni, I know.



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 -Kitten as a Cat

First of all - OH MY PRONGS. My name is Natalie! Wow. I am going to go along with the delusion that I am part of this exciting story!

*cough*

So many things happened! Scorpius is so deliciously cocky. ;) And I loved seeing Harry and Ginny, in spite of the awkwardness. Lol.

I am undecided about Vaisey - he seems a true blue Slytherin. I hope he'll get more development in the later chapters.

And OH! I forgot to mention this in my last review. Pustule Pips. It sounds strangely familiar ...

Author's Response: OOOh Pustule Pips, yes my beta thought that one up. She's a bit delusional, but I love her.



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 - Burst the Clouds

LMFAO. I am slowly falling in love with Scorpius.

No, actually, make that rapidly.

He has the perfect sense of humour! Dying at "constipated pig". Dying, I tell you!

Also, YAY for Blavender. I have read your Lavender fic - just never reviewed it out of laziness hehe. Ok! Now I have to know what happens in the Ball, and if these two will make it up!

Author's Response: They might make up ... you never know.



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 - Sky as a Kite

Cootes turned out to be a prick. Oh welllll. But yay! This means those two can get together now. :D

I do hope the relationship between Scorpius and Albus improves in later chapters. It would be nice to see that happen while they are still at school.


Heloise... I like that name...

Author's Response: The name Heloise came to me in a dream. I really am very inventive, aren't I? *dodges hex* Cootes is a prick, I agree. ~Carole~



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - A Magic Show

Although a very eventful chapter, I have only one thing to discuss in this review:

Scorpius.

Hugo.

Snake dance.


That is all. Moving on to Ch 8.

Author's Response: He prefers his snake getting slithery with someone else



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - Our Own World

:/ I like the fact that Scorpius loves his family, but if he ever finds out what his grandfatther did, it isn't going to be pretty. :/

I hate Ariadne with a frightening passion.

Luna/Hyperion. Clever.

Dying at "My Sweetheart".

This Natalie doesn't seem to be good at advice, like me ...

Author's Response: Between you an me, that Natalie is a scarily mad. Mind you she's also very smexy, so I put up with the delusions. ~Carole~



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - The Family Name

HAHAHA! Zabaglione! Lavender is hilarious.

I really hope Harry didn't reject Scorpius for real. That would be unfair, and not very Harry.

Benedict is shooting higher up in my List of Fav Characters in High. Perhaps, Ernie married Mandy Brocklehurst, that Ravenclaw.

Can Ariadne die in a fire?

NEVILLE! :3:3

I like the way you have written Zabini here, and you give a convincing portrayal of him as a decent professor and head of house.

Author's Response: Chapter 23 - Ariadne dies in a fire. - I'm writing it now.



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10 - The Great Escape

Chocolate Apple! Is that possible? I want one cause I love both. :)

I do love kissing Albus.

"Merlin, he’d never wanted a shag quite so badly."

Merlin, I've never wanted two characters to shag so badly!

OMFP TEDDY AND VICTOIRE ARE MARRYING.

I can haz more of Genister?

Hehe. Jokes aside, I LOVE the further development of character here. Scorpius starting to rebel against the elder Malfoys. Yes, I like that!

Also! OMP Albus and Scorpius spending a minute in each other's company and not wanting to hex each other off is a welcome relief.

Author's Response: yay, another review. Thankeeeeee And you haven't mentioned Scugo. Are you coming around to the idea of Scily?



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - Incriminating Evidence

Gods. A chapter starting with Ariadne screeching can't be good. >.>

However:

“Eyeing up your boyfriend, Scorpy,” Ariadne remarked, panting slightly as she squeezed past him to get to her seat.

She knows what's up.

OH YES THEY KISSED IN FRONT OF EVERYONE BUT oops Ginny. :O

Author's Response: I think you're seeing things that clearly aren't there, dearie. Scugo? What is this word of which you speak? ~Carole~



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 - Meet The Potters

Knowing Ginny's temper, I can't tell you with how much trepidation I opened this chapter. Although I wasn't surprised, it was lovely to see Lily fighting for her boyfriend. :') Also, YAY Lavender.

That said, I still understand why Ginny would be mad, given the history between her and Lucius.

OMP TIME FOR THE DELIVERY.

But do me a favour and stop the c***teasing.

Author's Response: the c***teasing? What do you mean? BABY ZABINNNNNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII. hey, someone should run a book on the name ....



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13 - Legacies

YES YES YES! Harry was being Harry, after all. PHEW. Great characterisation. Your beta must be really amazing.

Shit. That moment I have been dreading (and also hoping would happen) has happened. I wonder how Scorpius and Lucius are going to handle this. :/

I am really pleased Ginny told him. That's a good move on her part. Hope nothing bad's in store. :/

Author's Response: My beta is amazing and I love her very very much.



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14 -Confrontation

I forgot to mention this before; I like Truckle.
She has integrity and isn't about to just take bulls*** like Winky.

I dearly loved the scene in which Lily pretended to be a MacMillan. OH MANDY! But alas! It didn't last.

I am horrified at the ending! :O Lucius' reaction just made everything a hundred times worse. Poor Scorpius.

Author's Response: Lucius is a git breath. I nearly went the other way with this where he was remorseful, but ... he;s a git, despite Jason Isaacs being rather hawt. Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ~Carole~. I like Truckle, too.



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15 - Breaking In

Things just keep on getting worse. :O That bint Ariadne. UGGH, I hope she ends up boyfriend-less by the end of the story.

But YAY! Teddy. :3 I am very fond of him, and I squee every time he turns up. Also, he is the only person (apart from Lily) to whom Scorpius can run to for help and get it.

Can't wait for 16.

Author's Response: I think Ariadne should end up with .... HUGO!!!!!!! I love Teddy. I want him badly, especially with black hair.



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16 - Widows' Weeds

You really are a horrible tease!

Also, I don't know if it's me, but your story is littered with subconscious references to Scorpius/Hugo. Hmm.

That funeral was painful to read. Narcissa was suffocating, yet I'd have called you out on OOC-ness if you'd written her differently.

But YES ANDROMEDA! I am so thrilled she turned up.

Author's Response: It's just you.



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/11 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17 - A Testing Time

This chapter filled me to the brim with girlish glee! :D

First of all, Fred was hilarious... and sexy. OOPS. Second - the cards from Teddy and Andromeda. YAYAY. He has a few sensible relatives at least lol. Third, does Rose wear twisted knickers on purpose? >.< But at least the tension between Scorpius and the cousins are lessening. I loved the moment with Albus.

Horrible ending, though. :O I hope he's al right.


I have come to an end. There's this ... funny feeling I can't shake off. Once I dreamt that I got 17 review notifications, and a friend of mine went ahead and left me 17 reviews to make it come true. This reviewing spree tonight reminded me of that. :)

Author's Response: oooh yeah, I remember the 17 reviews. You fancy Fred now?! Pull yourself together. He's 14 - he just happens to be tall like his mummy. Thank you ....



Inner Demons by lucca4

Rated: Professors • 8 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:

The Battle of Hogwarts changed the lives of many.

For Katie Bell, nothing mattered anymore, least of all her Quidditch career.

For Draco Malfoy, it meant he had to face that surviving comes at a price.

They each had their own demons to face alone. But for each other, they were a form of release.

Winner of the 2012 QSQ - Best Dark/Angsty Story

Many, many thanks to my beta Sarah/TheCursedQuill, whose speedy beta-ing and wonderful comments helped transform this into a two-shot.

**Originally written for Jess/ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor for the SPEW Summer Swap under the title 'Release'.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 10/02/11 Title: Chapter 1: Release

I’ll tell you what is wrong with the world: this story not having any reviews. What in the name of Merlin’s most baggy Y-fronts is going on? I personally haven’t checked the Most Recent for ages and I keep missing flist stories, and neither do I subscribe to fav authors (for embarrassing reasons I don’t want to mention here hahaha), so I missed this. >.< >.< I’d have never read this if Jess hadn’t mentioned it on the LS. This is so bloody unfair.

Anyway, I’m here to correct this stupidity. I shall start with a confession: I don’t read Draco/Katie. :O I know it’s a rather popular ship, but just like Dramione and Harmony, I was never quite sold on the idea. I’ve come to realise that the right kind of story can convince me, and this definitely changed my mind about the ship.

You wrote their pain so well here. Their connection exists for a reason: it’s the nightmare, the horror of having participated in something that has changed their life forever. And they aren’t in love, no, but they are trying their best to fill that emptiness somehow, and in their mutual hurt and loss and even guilt, they are somehow – somehow – managing to do it.

Draco’s confession surprised me at first. I was under the impression that Colin died in the grounds, as Oliver and Neville are carrying his body back inside the castle in the book. Reading back, I found you didn’t actually say he died in the castle, so it’s a moot point. However, I think you’ve used this very effectively. Draco is directly responsible for somebody’s death. It was the same with Dumbledore, except that they’d be under the impression that Snape took care of that. With Colin, it’s different. He does it without planning, he does it unknowingly. He doesn’t even want Colin to die. The sense of guilt, therefore, is much heavier. It’s no wonder he’s shaken to the core.

Katie’s grief, on the other hand. Gods. I can’t imagine the horror of losing anyone in a battle/any situation. Of course, it would deaden her. Of course, she’d seek to fulfill that loss somehow. Your writing bled with her sorrow, it really did. There is one line in particular that I can’t get rid of: She wished she could have lost her body instead of herself. That is so sad I don’t even know how to express it.

One thing I’d have liked to see was how these two actually met, but I see there’s one more chapter to go. I shall carry on reading! Brilliant writing, though, Ariana.

Author's Response: Yay! That was very sweet of Jess to put this on LS and of you to review it . Thank you for this gorgeously long and detailed and lovely review! I shall attempt to give it an adequate response.

I didn't write Katie/Draco before this, I really only decided on this ship because I've written too many Susan/Theos for Jess and I wanted to try something different. I'm glad you liked it! I must admit I am s*** at remembering canon facts sothe Colin thing might be an actual error o.O. Maybe I'll add something in about it being outdoors. I do feel bad for Draco at that part, actually, even though Colin is one of my favorite characters and Draco is such a coward it's not even funny. Like you said though, he didn't mean it, and it's only afterwards that he realizes the price of keeping himself safe.

I forget if I say how they met in the next chapteruh oh :) . Ha ha I'll go read your next review and see! Thank you so, so much again Natalie! xx Ariana



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 10/02/11 Title: Chapter 2: Free

You know what? Forget what I said in the previous review. I no longer care how they met when you write their present so, so … ‘Deliciously’ is the wrong choice of word, but I seriously can’t come up with the appropriate adjective. All I know is that this is one of the best things I have ever read. It leaves me cold and numb in a warm, very warm October afternoon.

It’s the way you put things:

The apology felt fleshy and raw in his mouth.
The need was a thousand times greater than any want.
His chest felt odd; he still had the pain but it was a buzzing sort of pain that drifted around and he couldn’t feel it in the same place twice.
The forgiveness bled through his skin and he felt free.


Utterly beautiful and heartbreaking. I can empathize with him, his situation, his helplessness so well.

The worst thing is, no matter how badly I want them to work out, I can see it not happening. No, this hasn’t much to do with canon. I can see that in spite of the way they complement each other here, this would never be wholesome enough to stand the test of time. :/ That leaves me feeling hollow.

This has certainly left me in a strange mood, but I assure you that is a compliment. I love fics which can affect me emotionally, and yours definitely did. Great work, and I really hope it gets the appreciation it so deserves.

~Natalie

Author's Response: Natalieeeeeeee! You are such the best. Your reviews more than make up for the little 0 I've been staring at for a month :). It makes me so, so glad to know that you actually enjoyed this story, and that the descriptions weren't confusing or overdone.

Like you, I don't see this lasting, either. I think it's more of a comfort thing; they helped each other survive the aftermath of the Battle and now they're scared to be with anyone else. And I can't believe I forgot to write their beginningI think there is a brief mention of them meeting drunk at the Leaky in the first chapter but I cba to check ;). I am sorry it left you feeling cold and empty, but I am happy you liked it anyway! xx Ariana



Whispers in the Night by lucca4

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 10 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:

"Swear to me, Cissy. Swear you won't tell."

It's a secret, and it haunts you but you won't tell.

You promised.

This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for The Great Bannermakers' Hall Challenge.

It won …and I am still shocked!

Thank you, thank you, to my beta Alex/welshdevondragon, who has beta-ed this in the blink of an eye. She is amazing.

Also, thank you to Julia/the opaleye for the gorgeous, eye-dropping banner that inspired the story.

Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Dark/Angsty Story.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/15/11 Title: Chapter 1: (Whispers)

Wow. Uhm. Ah. You know ... Actually... No... See, the thing is ... Oh it's ... I HAVE NOTHING ON MY MIND THAT COULD PROPERLY DESCRIBE THE FANTASTICNESS THIS IS! :O

So, so intense and sad and painful and frustrating and moving. Oh gods, you have no idea what I want to do with the culprit right now.

And! I have always found the relationship between Narcissa and Andromeda intriguing! Although in my version, they aren't this close, I think your story does give a plausible reason for them moving further apart. Andromeda is a black and will know how to hold a grudge, and Narcissa will slowly grow into the self-centered woman we know. What a loss! :/

This does justice to the fabulous banner. I must say that I was eyeing it and had planned to claim it from the start, but nothing I could have written would have been better than this. Amazing work, Ariana! Good luck!

~Natalie

Author's Response: I know, Rodolphous is quite the b@stard, isn't he? I got so angry while writing him. Before I wrote this I didn't see Narcissa and Andromeda as being very close, either, but the idea of them having such a tight bond and then having it be broken was just more dramatically tragic ;). Thank you so much for your review, Natalie. xx Ariana



Fracture by Equinox Chick

Rated: Professors • 8 Reviews
Summary: Theodore Nott lives his life in pieces. The various fragments of his life are tidied away under a cover of fierce intelligence and distance. But on the first of September 1994, Theo discovers he is not alone in seeing Thestrals, and his carefully compartmentalised life begins to shift.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Bannermaker's Challenge. The banner used was Fracture by T M Wandstick..

The rating for this is based on one particular scene, everything else is fairly mild.

Thank you Gina (gmariam) for beta'ing this story. Thank you Toni, for the banner.

Disclaimer: I am not JKR - you all know that - but I do make a damn good spag bol.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/20/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 -In Pieces

Finally here to review!

I don't know why you were feeling stuck, because this was a really satisfying ending for me. I wanted them to be together, but I really couldn't think how they could have done it, especially considering how different Justin's world is from Theo. With the messing up of the Muggleborns' names, you gave a really nice explanation!

I think that's what I liked most about this story, how you managed to bring them together in such a short story, in spite of the continuous shifts in their relationships. Of course, both their pasts' and screwed future added to the gloom and tragedy, and I kept fearing for them even though I knew they'd return to each other's arms some day.

This was a great story, Croll, and it goes very nicely with the banner. I will even forgive Jasperguy's deflated balloon lips, for Theo has come a long way indeed, and found some happiness and acceptance at last!

~Natalie

Author's Response: I was stuck because it didn't end like that. I needed to tie everything up then the line about Justin fitting the pieces back together hit me, followed by the Thestrals. Originally the ending was even more lame - LOL. I giggled at Justine Filch-Bletchley. A witch related to Filch and Miles Bletchley - wow she must be ugly!

Thank you so much for this review and the last one. I'm still a bit iffy about this, but it still fits with my canon. Glad you enjoyed it. ~Carole~