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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:

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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Time and Tide by minnabird
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Filius has seen her all his life: the Woman. She has been drifting through time, drawn always towards him, never aging or changing.

She is the one thing he does not question.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1518 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/06/12 Updated: 02/06/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Oneshot

OMG. Where do I start? I absolutely loved this. OMG.

Okay, when I saw your claim, I was excited! This sounded crazy impossible, and I definitely wanted to know how you were going to approach it. And you did it so well. It's glorious, it's saddening, it's beautiful and poetic. The last lines had me gasping. Gahhhhhh. I am incoherent right now.

Seriously, my friend, this was a one-of-a-kind magical feat. Going straight into my favourites!

Author's Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked it. <3 This was a really difficult pairing to write, but I was intrigued by the challenge and I had fun finding a way to pull it off (though also lots of angst, I'll admit). I'm really happy it came out well, this was about the fourth version I tried.

 

Death Came Knocking by minnabird
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Huddled in a cellar, fugitive Muggle-borns wait as Death comes closer...

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2012 Quicksilver Quills Awards

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 143 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/06/12 Updated: 02/06/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Poem

:/ One of my favourite poems from you. It reminds me of The Nundu, which you know I love. It is so chilling, and yet so sad and hapless. I admire how well you pull of structured poetry. Well done!

Author's Response: Aw, thanks Nat. I do tend to write villanelles about impending death a lot, don't I? (Probably why I'm not as big a fan of this poem - done that before!) I'm glad you liked it though <3

 

Grandmother's Charms by minnabird
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: A young girl muses on the difference between her Muggle grandmother's charms and her wizarding uncle's.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 177 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/06/12 Updated: 02/06/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Poem

I kept thinking this was Sirius, because Alf reminded me of Alphard. Lol. But I know it isn't :) Poor Sirius didn't have such a grandmother, who sounds more the Molly Weasley type than the Black kind.

Lovely poem again. I love the images that you present here. This entire stanza was such a joy to read:

Salt on the window, nails in the lintel,
Red rowan’s twigs our fire to kindle,
Clothing reversed to show off its stitches,
Milk at the door to placate the house-elf,
Collections of bells along the high shelf,
All to ward off nasty fairies and witches.


The last stanza is, of course, the best! I am running out of words to praise lol. Really loved it.

 

Last Man Standing by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Charlie Weasley is sitting at his brother's wedding when he meets a beautiful reporter covering the nuptials. Daphne Greengrass is more than she appears, however, and he finds himself quickly entranced. Is she interested in him as well, or is he just another story?

This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 3995 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/06/12 Updated: 02/06/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

D: That broke my heart a little bit D: But also, it made me happy because goddamn Daphne is taking charge of her own life and didn't need a man to show her how to live it in the first place. :D I love your Charlie, btw, and his fluid sexuality. *drools* Lovely work!

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Natalie! I really appreciate the review and your comments. I suppose you could look at Daphne that way but I still sort of feel bad for Charlie for being played like that. But who knows, maybe Daphne hated doing it but had to. And yes, Charlie is fluid in my book. I have plans for him that do not include Daphne Greengrass whatsoever. I might have even come up with a title this past week. hee hee. Thanks again! ~Gina :)

 

Predictions of Love by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: For the past twelve years, Sybill Trelawney has lived a sheltered life cloistered in her rooms at Hogwarts. But with the arrival of Gilderoy Lockhart, her thoughts turn to love.

But the competition for his heart is fierce. Will Sybill find love with the dashing professor?

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Neither am I a writer of Mills and Boon.

Thank you to Kara (karaley Dargen) for being a fabulous beta. More thanks to Alex (welshdevondragon) for linking me to a certain romantic story.

This is Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse

Word count: 5978 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/06/12 Updated: 02/06/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Predictions of Love

Shouldn't have read that with a full bladder.D: Also, how dare you try and taint the purity that is Snapeheart? D:

This was comedy gold, CON. You write Gilderoy so well lmao.

Author's Response: Ahhh. SW, how lovely to see you here.

This is pre-Snapeheart and poor old Dick was under the influence of that ghastly lipstick.

Glad you enjoyed it, but ewww to the full bladder.

Thank youuuuuuuuuuu

 

Come Away With Me by lucca4
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary:

Come away with me and we'll kiss

On a mountaintop

Come away with me

And I'll never stop loving you

Evan Rosier and Dorcas Meadowes swore that they would not let the war come between them.

But things change as they realise that love cannot always come first.

Written for the GH Cotillion Challenge.

A million thanks to my beta Alex/welshdevondragon who is lovely and brilliant.

Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Marauder Era Story.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 4173 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/06/12 Updated: 02/11/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/11/12 Title: Chapter 1: Come Away With Me

Uhm.

I am a bit stunned by the kind of evil implications the song's title come to assume at the end D: Not sure that was deliberate, but Merlin, so ironic and tragic and mind-bending.

Okay, that said, OMFG. I knew this was going to be glorious! :D The smut didn't even have to be explicit when it was this HOT. And what a twist, what a twist. Still reeling from the tragedy of his betrayal, and how love is not enough :/ I'm also pleasantly surprised you put Dorcas in Slytherin. I assume that's how Evan got into her dorm? Or am I missing something? D:

This is not a nitpick, but I did expect to see Dorcas doing something badass, as Moody said she was a powerful witch. Uhm. This does sound like a nitpick :O It doesn't take away the beauty of the story, of course, and it's a romance fic of the D/A kind. Just wanted to point it out.

Fab work! I'm so happy you decided to sacrifice precious time and write this

Author's Response: Yay! Thanks for the review :). I'm glad you thought it was glorious, lol. I'm actually not sure what to do about Dorcas and the Dorm Dilemma, which is what I'm calling that section of the story until I can think of a solution. And while I'm at it, maybe I"ll add a little Dorcas-Badassness at the end :). Thank you so, so much again for taking the time to review. I have another story planned for the challenge that may or may not double as a birthday present for this really wonderful girl who's my mistress you know…xx Ariana

 

Forbidden Colours by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: Not all of us Slytherins are proficient in the Dark Arts or take as much delight as Vincent Crabbe does in detention. When I watch Demelza writhe in pain in front of me, I feel sick to my core.

I need to make amends, but I don't know how.And she's not going to listen to me, is she?

Forbidden Colours is a love story set in that fated seventh year.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, or David Sylvian. I merely nick their words and attempt to add my own.

Thank you to Natalie for beta'ing the first chapter and Kara for the others.

I am Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.



Categories: Femmeslash Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 15664 Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/07/12 Updated: 02/19/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/16/12 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 - Doubting the Ground Beneath Me

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So that's what happened. UGH. Damn you, Drew. Damn, I also hate the name Drew as a rule. >.< I love that we are looking at things from Demelza's POV at last. Lets me know her a bit more, and how and why she is attracted to Tracey.


Oh Merlin, this pairing has to work out! Or I will not want you any longer. CANNOT WAIT FOR NEXT CHAPTER!

Author's Response: He is evil! And yeah, Drew is a horrible name. A certain friend of ours kept calling him Droopy Drew - ha ha ha.

Thank you for the review. I shall be getting the next chapter up - net willing - very soon. I hope you like the end. ~CON~

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/11/12 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 ~ Walking In Circles

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NEXT CHAPTER PLEASE!

Author's Response: How zechadianly obscure you are.

I shall have to consult my schedule to see when ch 3 can appear ...

 

Forever Dancing by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Sitting in my room watching raindrops dancing on the window pane, I try to catch the attention of the passers by, but no one can see.

They never see.

In her room at St Mungo's, Alice sits and waits.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. She wrote in so few words a scene between Neville and Alice that never fails to make me cry.

This story was inspired by the song Shadows in the Rain, by The Police. It was originally a drabble written for the lovely Ariana (lucca4) in the SBBC Musical Drabble Exchange.

Thank you, Natalie (hestiajones) for beta'ing the original drabble.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Mental Disorders

Word count: 1345 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/08/12 Updated: 02/08/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/09/12 Title: Chapter 1: Forever Dancing

When I first received the drabble for the beta-work, I was stunned. Even though I've had no personal experience with anyone suffering from mental deterioration/loss of memory, I can still remember how hard it was for me to write my own version. But when I saw this, I was so gobsmacked. This was so much more profound in a way I can't explain.

Perhaps, it's the beauty of the phrasing. Perhaps, it's the bittersweet images you've presented us. Perhaps, it's how well you have managed to weave Neville into it as well. Perhaps, it's the absent/present tenderness between Alice and Frank. Perhaps, it is this:

For a moment, I wonder if I should speak, but it’s been so long, and I can’t think of any words.

I don't even know how to describe how that makes me feel. The despair and helplessness and incomprehension packed into that sentence are too much to bear. It's so unfair.

One of the most beautiful fics I've ever read. Going into my favourites.

Author's Response: Coming from you, the writer who has so much beauty with words, this means an incredible amount.

Thank you, also, for picking out one of the new lines and commenting on it. It was dragged from me by personal experience (of which I know you're aware). I just find Alice and Frank's situation so very unfair.

Sorry, can't think of an adequate response 'Thnx' doesn;t quite cut it :) ~CON~

 

2/3 by littlebird
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Past Featured StoryYou leave everything behind when you die, all your love and secrets.

Oliver and Dru know this, because Katie was no exception.


This is littlebird of Gryffindor writing for the Inaugural Great Hall Cottillion

Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Slash, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 3165 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/11/12 Updated: 02/11/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/12/12 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

WOW. That was something. Glorious. Such beautifully crafted language, such raw and palpable emotions. It's a crime it didn't have any reviews before mine. >.< Definitely one of my favourite entries in the challenge. Well done, and I look forward to reading more from you!

~Natalie

Author's Response: Hi, Natalie, Thank you! I'm pleased you enjoyed it. I don't usually write OC's in my ff, so it was a real pleasure to voice this character and be able to move on the page with limited constraint. Also, I'm honoured that this would be one of your favourites in this challenge when there are so many good ones out there. Thank you so much for reading and for the review! ~Susan

 

The Taste of You by Padfoot11333
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Every time Hannah and Luna meet, they are attracted to each other in ways they both know they shouldn’t be. And every time, Luna leaves the scene with the taste of pomegranates on her breath.

This is Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion-this story has been done for ages, and I sent it to Jess during the Great Queue Outage, but I’m just now posting it here.

Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award.



Categories: Femmeslash Genre: Warnings: Slash

Word count: 2186 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/11/12 Updated: 02/12/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/16/12 Title: Chapter 1: oneshot

:D :D :D

I really liked this a lot. The thing is, you managed to capture the hesitance, the curiosity, the courage and then the fulfillment in a very short story. The use of the pomegranate leitmotif was also nicely done - I love it was how representative of Hannah, and reminiscent of the myth, as well as a sort of forbidden fruit.

Well done, Lily! :) You should write more.

Author's Response:

(you have no idea how pleased that an author who has as much skill as you likes my work...I still feel like the noob even though I've been a member for a year but that's another story...

Thank youuu for thinking I captured all those emotions~I really struggled over that and I'm glad it worked out well, lol. I liked writing Hannah...we don't really know much about her, other than the fact that she's a Hufflepuff and married Neville, so I figured I could go places with her /andthisiswhyrarepairsarefun...

And by writing more do you mean I should write more fanfiction or continue this story? LOL...I don't know if I'll write a sequel, but it's certainly a possibility, hehe.

Thank youuu again for reviewing *squishes* I have to keep up to you in the Cotillion, don't I? (I'm only about six entries behind you...

Lily xxx

 

Heat of Life by Equinox Chick
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 19]

Summary: Katie Bell was surprised to receive an official note from Harry Potter. Usually he just popped his head around the door when he wanted a chat, but then he tells her he needs her help tracking down a dangerous Dark wizard who is targeting Muggle girls.

She can't possibly refuse, especially not when it's Harry asking her.

Disclaimer: It is pointless me pretending any more. Look, I'm not JK Rowling, and never have been.

This is Equinox Chick of the Mighty House of Badgers, writing for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion thingy.



Categories: Harry/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Dubious Consent, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 15195 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/11/12 Updated: 02/24/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/12/12 Title: Chapter 1: One

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH. I've never bought this ship before but COLOUR ME INTRIGUED.

Okay, first things first, the story has grabbed me by the proverbial balls. It works as a mystery, too, and I am curious to know who's behind it. I am loving the building chemistry between Katie and Harry and I simply cannot wait to see them - er- solving the case.

Great one, CON. Bring on the next chapter! And, oh, my favourite part:

Katie didn’t mind, and wasn’t the least bit jealous, but it had been embarrassing when she’d taken the Floo and practically stepped on Roger’s bum as he screwed Alicia on the hearthrug.

Author's Response: I was wondering where to put this because it could be a mystery (which would have delighted Kara), or it could be PH (and possible AU *snigger*) In the end I went for Harry/OC because ... um ... Idk.

I hope you like the rest of the story, which I'm still tinkering with before I get dust thrown in my eyes. I know you're not a fan of this pairing and I'm trying my darndest to spice Harry up - heh heh heh - but it's hard without making him very OOC.

Thank youuuuuuuuu and I hope you stick with it. ~Carole~

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/16/12 Title: Chapter 2: TWO

Oh god. Harry is such a dull dimwit, not getting excited by the sound of Roger and Alicia. Or is he too excited?

-giggles-

Okay, more curious than ever as to who is behind this, and you haven't given us a clue yet, really. Well, apart from the fact that this person is a good potioneer. Hmmmmm. Hope it's not Draco, though. :/

And ooooh! The chemistry is really shaping up well. Harry needs to liven up a little, and then we are set!


UPDATE.

Author's Response: Draco eh? hmmmm... that would be a tad predictable, I fear, but it is a short story - ha ha.

I'm not sure I'd get excited at hearing Roger; I think harry's just rather embarrassed, poor lamb. he;s only had Gin Gin after all.

There's one more chapter. I HOPE it's not too rushed, but tsk tsk word count again made me up the pace. *sigh*

Thankies, SW ~CON~

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/27/12 Title: Chapter 1: One

Ahhhh! The joy of reading smut! SCORE!

-cough-

Montague, eh? That one half of the Moste Eville Pairing "Malague"? Who would have thought the git could turn out to be such a plotter? Perhaps, he Vanished into some logic and brain?

Okay, I am sold. Ha ha! I think Harry/Katie is definitely now a pairing I won't shrink from in the future. This was a great story, CON, with a riveting plot and a not-so-dull-in-the-pants Harry. Thank you for that and that! I quite adore Katie, but I think I ended up liking Alicia more. (She's smexy here.)

My only nitpick is, I feel like it should have been mentioned in this chapter why Warrington was doing it at all. Just a line?

Apart from that, enjoyed reading it thoroughly! Your entries are rocking the archives ... hard.

~Natalie

Author's Response: and so much more evil than Warrington :P who wasn't involved at all so why would I mention his motive. tsk tsk. Methinks thou art obsessed with eville Slyths. (Point taken, there was a line somewhere, but I must have deleted it when I was culling. D'OH!)

Yes, I like Alicia as well. And even Roger is growing on me (like mould). SCORE!!!!!

Thank you for reading and reviewing. Was the smut acceptable? My entries aren't causing as much of a rock as yours, O SW of my heart. *giggling madly I must go and find Warrington*

Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ~CON~

 

Coup de Foudre by Equinox Chick
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 8]

Summary: Fleur knew from the first that he was different.

One look. A glance suggesting possibilities.

A look that changed her life.

Un Coup de Foudre - A Lightning Bolt - Love at First Sight.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I am, however, eternally grateful that she created this couple.

I am Equinox Chick and this is my ... um ... fifth entry in the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge thingamigig.

This is for Natalie because she nagged me to write this pairing. :)

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 2607 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/14/12 Updated: 02/14/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/16/12 Title: Chapter 1: Coup de Foudre

Ah, the fic that gave me heartache. -sigh- So beautiful, and it fills me up with warmth and love and other feelings I shouldn't really go into on a family site. -sighs again- Both Bill and Fleur sound so sexy in here, and you have written their characters so amazingly as well. Struck by a lightning bolt indeed! I quite like to think it was Fleur who fell first, and not Bill ;) Thank you ever so much for writing this beauty and dedicating it to me. It's lovely and breezy and just so damn romantic and gaaaahhh makes me fall in love all over again.

Author's Response: I think Fleur fell first, too. Bill would have been unnerved, but she made the running to get the job at Gringotts, so ... yeah ... ha ha ... Silly man never stood a chance.

Thank you for the review, my best SW. Sorry this gave you heartache :(

I had to dedicate it to you because you held me down with a wand to my throat until I promised to write it - snigger. Seriously, if you hadn't nudged me then I wouldn't have written it and I'd been meaning to write a Blur for a while. Thank you so much for reviewing. ~Carole~

 

Summary: Summary: In the heat of the morning, Katie and Leanne lie in the grounds of Hogwarts, enjoying the sunlight of the new, war-free world.

This is for Soraya/babewithbrains, originally in the 2012 SPEW Lovenotes, but this is an expanded version. The title is from the wonderful David Bowie song In The Heat Of The Morning.

Nominated for Best SSP in the 2012 Quicksilver Quills.

Categories: Femmeslash Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations

Word count: 1673 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/16/12 Updated: 02/16/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

This was beautiful! :o I love that both of your recent fics used a non-linear narrative, and did it so well. The romance between them was so delicate - delicate, not in the sense that their feelings were weak, but because neither of them was rushing it, and there was so much fear in their hearts.

And gahh! The writing was very lovely and mellow; it made me think of warm spring afternoons. I could picture them lying there, happy in each other's solid presence, and hopeful.

Very lovely fic, Alex! I am adding it to my favourites.

Author's Response: Hello Natalie! The proof that I can, occasionally, be romantic :) I know what you mean by delicate--I think most of my stories tend to be quite dense, and this was enjoyable to write because it wasn't dense. I'm so pleased you found it vivid and enjoyed the writing--thank you so much for reviewing (and adding to your favourites-I'm honoured!) Alex

 

The Sum of the Whole by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: '...Benjy Fenwick, he copped it too, we only ever found bits of him ...'

At school Sirius knew Fenwick didn't like him. Following him around, or docking points, he was always in his face and trying to piss him off. Years later they are paired up on a mission for the Order. Can they overcome their mutual loathing and work together?

This is Equinox Chick from the Badger Sett writing her ... um ... seventh entry for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion. One more may kill me, but I shall give it a go.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. That should be obvious.

Thank you, Nat, for setting the pace and Alex for joining in. Our padded cells await us on March 1st.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Slash, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 6275 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/25/12 Updated: 02/25/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/25/12 Title: Chapter 1: Bits of Him

I loathed this story.

Author's Response: TROLL (Kara told me to say that)

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/25/12 Title: Chapter 1: Bits of Him

I am Padfoot.

Between the amazing writing which is so filled with tension and the characterisation of Sirius as the unable-to-be-intimate and yet loving person whom we know him to be and the loveliness that is Benjy and the so, so sad unrequited love that is this story and the tragedy of regret and loss and the fact that you have pulled off such a wide range of story types and categories and whatnot, OBVIOUSLY I loathe it.

Ugh. I am going to add this to my "Un-Favourites". Yes, I am special and I have that feature in my user stat.

~HJ

Author's Response: You are that special because you are Special HJ/Nat/PP the triumvirate of ebil smexiness.

Being Padfootical now, I hope what came through was that Sirius' main connection was to James, and to a lesser extent Remus and Peter - although Lily is becoming more important to him. As you know from my ls, I was intending a different ending to this story, but it didn't feel right and so I left it with the kiss and the whole unrequitedness of love :(

Thank you very much for the review (which is always appreciated) and your on-the-hoof beta'ing skills which have rescued this from disqualification (ooops). And thank you for ... lots and lots and lots and ... lots. ♥♥♥ ~CON~

 

The Unbreakable Curse by Karaley Dargen
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 64]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIn 1993, Bill Weasley is working on a tomb in Egypt with a team of Magiarchaeologists and Curse-Breakers. It is a job like any other ... or so it seems, until members of the expedition start dying, and Bill has to race against time to figure out what exactly it is that they awakened in the tomb of Mentuhotep, and how it can be stopped before it reaches him.



The following are characters from JKR’s creations: Bill Weasley, Ragnok, Agatha Chubb (QttA), and the last names of Deverill and Pilliwickle. I don’t own them and never will!

I owe a large debt to Hannah (coolh5000), Carole (EquinoxChick), and Natalie (hestiajones) for their constant encouragement and help at various stages of this story.

Fair Warning: Some of the reviews (naturally) contain spoilers, especially those towards the end. So if you want to be safe, don't read those before you read the story.

This story just WON a 2012 QSQ Award in the General category, as best chaptered story. THANK YOU!!!


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So here we are, at last, at our journey’s end,
And it’s time for some sweets; come on, bring a friend!
Simply search for the holiday and the first thing you’ll see
Is a familiar character’s first Halloween.


Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 27220 Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/26/12 Updated: 03/20/12


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/02/12 Title: Chapter 2: Quarrels

The plot thickens!


What I find most impressive is the amount of detail you've put into this line of profession. The goblins' unflinching scrutiny, the curses, the distribution of fees. They could easily be canon.

I need to know what's up with poor Marcus.

Author's Response: Eeek thank you. All of that wasn't even in my original plan but felt reasonable as I was writing. It's a totally fascinating profession, isn't it? I want to do iiiiit!

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/02/12 Title: Chapter 3: Success

When I read your draft, this was my favourite section.

It still is.

I am so envious of how you've written Bill's work. I've always wanted to it myself, but I just never had enough imagination (or the will to research). It was so exciting to read all this.

Onwards!

Author's Response: Well you have written about Bill's work, though, haven't you.... albeit in a slightly different manner. Thank you thank you thank youuuuuu for all the reviewing!

 
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