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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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Plum Cake by Ginny Weasley Potter
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: While the trio is camping after escaping the Ministry, Ron decides to do something special for Hermione on her birthday.

This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff house, writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.

(Rated high for the profanity)

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Strong Profanity

Word count: 3398 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/18/13 Updated: 01/20/13


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/27/13 Title: Chapter 1: Forgetful Ron

Once upon a time... uh well, actually not too long ago, I read another fic by another author on the same situation: Hangman by littlebird. While the two fics are very different in tone and mood, I think both manage to do justice to this phase of their life, and especially to this day.

You wrote Ron's shifting moods very well, how cheery and positive he can be without the locket and how he can immediately go sour once it's back on. But I thought Harry and Hermione was great, too! And the of plum cake? Genius! Hahaha! I may have to try that out someday.

This is a memorable fic, Pooja. I love it for its genius, but also because you wrote it without sugarcoating anything :)

Author's Response: Really? I wanted to read 'Hangman' but it slipped my mind somehow. I must read that, then. Thank you for letting me know!

Ron'd moods were the most difficult to write, to be quite honest. I needed the thought processes to change abruptly, and yet maintain Ron at a bearable level. I also wanted this to be a little fluffy, and to bring a smile to the reader's face without compromising on the situation at this point. So yes, I am very, very happy that you think it worked well! Harry and Hermione were easier because I didn't have to write much of them, ha, but I'm pleased that you liked them too.

As for the plum cake... :D. I might actually try it at some point too, ha! And, well, nothing in life is ever sugar-coated, is it? We have to take it as it comes. ;) Thank you for the review, Natalie! <33333

 

The Walnut Tree by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 34]

Summary: When Charity Burbage became the Muggle Studies professor, she was looking for a new life, safe in the enclave of Hogwarts.

She certainly wasn't looking for love.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.

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

Thank you, Natalie, (hestiajones) for an on the hoof beta job.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Student/Teacher Romance, Violence

Word count: 23788 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/26/13 Updated: 02/26/13


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/27/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 ~ Proverbs

Fantastic beginning!!! GAHHH! This is what great fanfic is all about. I was completely thrown off by the beginning; I thought you'd begun with her being abducted by Death Eaters O...O But she isn't!

Loving the characters so far, and I should say, loving to hate Dorinda. How do you manage to write this people who are so easy to despise? Hmm? Methinks you're taking inspiration from my company...

I almost wish I betaed this, just so I could leave all the comments at the parts I loved. Ugh I can't type anymore I'm going to continue reading.

Author's Response: I wish you'd beta'd it and then I'd feel a bit more confident with it.

Yeah, that first part was deliberate. I was trying to recapture some of that fear because the thing people associate with Charity is the manner of her death - sigh. Ahhh, Dorindaaaaaaaaa. Yeah, not very sympathetic, is she? (is she? hmmmmmmmm, wait and seeeeee) And she does have dark hair . . . (Croll runs away before she's hexed)

Thank you for the reviewwwwwwwwwwwwww. ~CON

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/27/13 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - Laws

I forgot to mention in the first review that I immediately recognised Oliver's hesitance about domestic abuse from your canon.

I don't know what to say, except ... this is painfully realistic, isn't it? The denial. The cycle of abuse. I hadn't expected the story to move to this direction, and I can't say I'm glad it's did. However, it has, and you have done the topic justice so far.

I am going to read on!

Author's Response: I hope the domestic violence issue works in this because it was something I'd had in mind for a while (well, you know my canon for Oliver) - Ascribing it to Charity came about because I've long had an idea surrounding that proverb. It did feel a very difficult topic to tackle, which was one of the reasons the fic went over the word count, but also I didn't want a neatly tied up 'happy-ever-after' solution to the issue because in RL that doesn't always happen. Jonah did get away with it, sadly, and maybe Marcus isn't as bad as him. Hmmm, basically I hope I haven't tied myself in knots here. I did have to move the story on in the end, so hope it doesn't end up as trite.

Thank you for all the fabulousness that are your reviews :) ~Crollllalalalalalalalalalalanza

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/27/13 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 - Careers

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH.

Okay, first of all, glad Dorinda saw sense in the end. Secondly, holy fricking Prongs! This was a fantastic chapter! You're developing these characters really well against the backdrop of familiar canon event.

And the kiss. Do you remember something I said about chemistry and biology? (well, it should have been bio, not physics ha ha ha)

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm glad you don't dislike Dorinda anymore. I did want to show that she had the option that Charity didn't feel she had, basically because I think Dorinda has a much tougher streak in her, and had Charity's advice in her head.

Ah, the kiss - mwahahahahahah. Mind you, Oliver is physic(al).

ta very much, o light of my life. ~Crolllllllll

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/27/13 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 -Tea and Sympathy

Oh no.

I enjoyed this chapter but goddammit there's only one left and they haven't shagged yet what is the world coming to, eh? EH?

Author's Response: I have recently discovered shame, that's what the world is coming to (as no one else seems to be ;p) Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. ~Crololololololol

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/27/13 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 - Chasing Dreams

The smut was so hot it killed my internet.

Bahahaha.

Oh, but the tension building up to it!What can I say? I was about to post this status on the LS "please shag please shag please shag" and then AIM logged off. >.<

This is a really, really great fic, Croll! Yes, it's sad that it is way over the word count limit and you might be taking it off the running, but honestly, you should be proud you wrote this. (I know you are :D Just saying!) I just love the characters, how you presented the Muggle Studies classes and curriculum, the smut, and of course, how these two reach there. It ties in well with your general canon of that era, but it's also a wonderful fic in its own right.

Great work! I shall be reading Lucibeth and Sean soon.

~Natalie

Author's Response: they did shag. You got your wish! Hahahahahahah - still dying at this review after two days. Thank you so much for all your help, reviews and giggling smexiness - hee hee.

I won't take this out of the running, I don;t think, because the sixth story I wrote wouldn't make it out of the starting blocks. (MY PRONGS I'M ON FIRE WITH MY ANALOGIES!). I don;t want Charity to die. I'm wondering if I can write Oliver rushing in at the crucial moment to rescue her from Voldypants and that fricking snake. Just .... how can someone be eaten? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

sigh. Life sucks, as Goyle would say. :( ~Carole~

 

Just the Two of Us by lucca4
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary:

Anthony Goldstein doesn't like sex.

When he meets someone desperate to change this, both lives are altered irrevocably.

**A million thank-yous to my beta Soraya, without whom I would have floundered horribly.

This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 5579 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/27/13 Updated: 01/28/13


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 03/01/13 Title: Chapter 1: Out of Nothing

Hello!

You always bring refreshing ideas to the table, Ariana! Both characters were dealing with some really serious issues here. I've never pictured either of them in situations such as these, but now I'm leaving with strong impressions. What will happen to them? Will Anthony be cured?

The writing was as lucid and lovely as can be expected from you :) I loved that part where her buttons fall to the ground and Anthony pictures them as eyes. His reluctance versus her appeal were also captured in some truly haunting words.

My only crit is that, when I finished the story, I was left wanting so much more. It was a little rushed for me; the part about Anthony's non-sexuality could have been developed further. I'm sure this has more to do with time constraints and your mounting responsibilities than anything else. I've also grown to expect so much from you, since you're one of the strongest writers here.

All in all, though, this is one of the most intriguing entries of this challenge. Good luck, my goddess, and keep writing!

Author's Response: Natalie! Thank you so much for reviewing :). I am so glad that you liked this story. The premise was a little strange for me to figure out how to write at first, especially Anthony's characterization. I do wish that I had developed that further; I was pushed for time on the first chapter, but not so much on the second chapter…I think I often times know the fully-fleshed out story in my head and forget that readers don't know it. Thank you again for the review! It was positively lovely to hear from you :) xx Ariana

 

A Stolen Kiss by Ginny Weasley Potter
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Cedric Diggory is dead.

After the tragic end of the Triwizard Tournament, Penelope Clearwater reminisces on a few hidden moments with Cedric, that no-one knew they'd shared.

This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff house, writing Penelope and Cedric for the Great Hall Cotillion.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations

Word count: 3375 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/01/13 Updated: 02/03/13


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/27/13 Title: Chapter 1: Cedric and Penelope

Namaste ji!

Now that my little confusion about Clearwater's years at Hogwarts has been cleared up, I can review!

I was intrigued by the pairing, which is why I chose this one over the Romione. I'll be reading that next. There are so many moments about this fic I liked: Cedric's obvious embarrassment at entering an already occupied bathroom (with a girl inside it!); Myrtle's anticipation of watching Cedric bathe (a nice little nod to canon ;)). The gradual demise of her relationship with Percy was also properly dealt with. I've always wondered how it went wrong, although it's not very difficult to imagine, is it? Percy went a bit power hungry post-Hogwarts, and it's easy to believe the distance you've created her.

What I liked was that you chose Penelope to break it off, not Percy. I'd always imagined it'd be Percy. But I like this much better. He was detaching himself without being aware of it, taking her for granted, and she chose to cut the tie altogether. NICE!

I felt bad for her, though. Although it's obvious that she rushed into it - in a way - from her POV, I can understand why she did it. She didn't choose the best moment, but it had been building up for long, what with the lack of love and with Cedric being a nice gentleman, as always. And now, I feel sad he had to die :( I mean, reading what you said about his ambitions for the future just made it all the more heartbreaking. All those dreams just vanishing. -sob- I adored the part about Muggle Studies, though. I can easily picture him taking up the subject :D

I think of this fic not as a romance one, but a sort of character study; what I carried away is Penelope's angst, and Cedric's loveliness. Would they have made a good couple? Yes. Your portrayal of them shows their relationship could have been healthy. Alas! Cho just had to butt in.

Keep writing, and good luck with the challenge, behn.

~Natalie

Author's Response: Nat! Namastey! :D

Haha, yes, personally, this ship was harder to write than the Ronmione because Ronmione is established, with canon support, while here, according to canon, both Cedric and Penelope were with different people and it was an actual challenge to cook up a plot for this and actually make it plausible. The Ronmione, on the other hand, was like a missing moment, and it was enjoyable, more than anything (which is why I chose that in the middle of my exams).

I quite enjoyed writing Cedric. He's a fun fellow to write, and carving out faults in him was awesome, ha! Tbh, I enjoyed writing the bathroom scene. :) As for the Percy/Penelope problem, I've been the unfortunate witness to a lot of gradual relationship deaths, and this just felt like the right way that they would have broken up (I have written a story where the reason for the split is that Percy fell in love with Audrey while Penelope was on the run from the Ministry, but this was more plausible).

I needed Penelope to break off the relationship in this, ha, because I was in a hurry to get her to Cedric. That part was a product of my frustration while writing this. I wanted so badly for the fic to move quicker, that I just got Penelope to split with Percy :D.

She rushed into it because I rushed her into it :p. I'm glad that it took a natural shape, though, ha! It would be incredible awkward otherwise. I think the credit goes to my beta, Ari, for her wonderful way with helping me sort all of this out. :) Cedric is annoying when he's a gentleman, but I felt terrible that he died too. I figured he'd have been ambitious, though, he seemed like quite a person. I wish JKR hadn't killed him now. Sigh.

I find that I churn out a lot of angst and unrequited love these days. Probably because I've looked at too many people too closely. But I am really pleased that the fic resembled something -- a character study, if not a romance. And I wish Cho hadn't come at all. She ALWAYS ruins things for everyone.

I am so honoured that you liked the fic. Thank you for stopping by, behna! :) <3

 

The First by The owl
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary: When Poppy Pomfrey begins her career as the Hogwarts matron, the first pupil she meets is one Remus Lupin. From that first day, she knows that she will see him at least once a month, and as she might have predicted, they come to know each other quite well. However, she couldn't have predicted how their relationship would change in the long run.

This is The owl of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion. My chosen pairing is Poppy Pomfrey/Remus Lupin.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Student/Teacher Romance

Word count: 7412 Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/05/13 Updated: 02/25/13


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/26/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Introductions

OH OH! SQUEEAGE ABOUT TO ENSUE.

But first, "Vanishing Sickness"? Uhm. How evil are you?

I must say, excellent characterisation of Poppy so far. (Or, should I say, Pomona? :P) I can definitely see the canon Poppy in her, the one who can scold even Dumbledore and shriek at Snape. But, again, she's so young here, so of course, she'd be timid herself. You really caught that balance well.

Okay now I must continue reading. Can't wait to see how they hook up. -cackles-

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/26/13 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Blushes

Dying.

Okay, I am having so much fun right now with this. See, what I like best is that you're taking your time with your story, letting it roll out at its own pace while providing it with enough moments to giggle at. Your characterisation of both characters is flawless, but so are the additions of magic-related things.

Reading on!

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/27/13 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Emotions

DAMMIT.

Will they or won't they? You have me on tenterhooks, O Wise Owl!

Your writing was exceptionally lovely in this chapter. There are, however, a few errors. I noticed a missing full-stop in the first chapter, and a missing closing quotation mark in this one. Also, I think it's N.E.W.Ts and O.W.Ls. But I say this with HPWikia as my source (I had to check for my fic), and haven't read the books in a while.

One last chapter! -sob-

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/27/13 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Realisations

Before the final squee, a few things first:

The mattress shifted next to him, and he he saw her getting up hastily, as if she hadn't meant him to see her there again.

“You remembered,” she smiled.”

And I think there should be a break between the first line and "Remus smiled" here:

“Oh, they all went home to sleep. You can hardly all go back to your old dormitory now.”
Remus smiled. “It's strange to think of someone else using it now. It felt very much like it was ours, more than any other part of the castle.”


Now that's done, let me say that I absolutely loved this! Yes, the kiss did happen, and yes, I'm a smutdragon, but there is a time and place for everything, isn't it? :) You wrote a lovely story keeping the characters in mind. Well done, Sophie, and good luck with the challenge!

~Natalie

 

Rumour Has It by Equinox Chick
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 5]

Summary: It’s not that Pansy really wants to marry Draco Malfoy, more that she doesn’t want to see him settled with anyone. So when she discovers he’s getting married, she decides she has to break it up.

And the best way to do this is by rumour.

This is Equinox Chick writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. The title for this story comes from an Adele song and is the inspiration for this tale.



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 8254 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/09/13 Updated: 02/09/13


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/26/13 Title: Chapter 1: Rumour Has It

Oh. OH. HAHAHAHAHA. Okay, I need to gather myself. Omg. I am now remembering your fic about this marriage from Draco's side ha ha ha.

Right. Uhm. I enjoyed the Slytherin out of this. There's just something very irresistible about an endless battle of wits, isn't there? The best part is that I knew Pansy was going to lose, but you write her small victories so well that it makes her fall all the more devastating and hilarious to watch. I thought she was very well-characterised. And, er, between the two of us, we've made Slytherin the house of fashion. O.O Let's hope the snakes don't find this story...

Draco was as ever an utter joy to read. I couldn't wait till he finally announced his change of plans. GLORIOUS moment there! The real revelation was of course Daphne. You had me there for a while HA! Can I have her?

My only issue is that this fic is too long as a one-shot? Not that there aren't long one-shots, and it doesn't count against the fic itself; this may merely have to do with my own personal taste as a reader, mind.


Great work here! Pure comedy gold, with a lovely moment at the end. In spite of my jealously, I wish the two girls the best!

Author's Response: Woot woot. Thank youuuuuuuu (and for the beta job). I had a lot of fun writing, possibly because I knew the endgame having written the other story. Slytherins are fashionable, doncha think? But, yeah, lets not tell them :P

It's interesting you say it might work better asd a one shot. I think because I wrote it more or less in two days (I was on a deadline with cotillion) that I just got on with it and didn't think about splitting, but it is a long story, so that could well be going against it. Hmm, I shall have a think about that.

Not sure pansy and Daphne will last. It could be that as neither can trust the other then that's a fantastic basis for a relationship, but we shall see - ha ha. Do you want Daphne? Um ... No, I haven't finished with her - hee hee.

Thank you for the reviewwwwwww and everything else :D ~Carole~

 

Growth by teh tarik
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Past Featured Story

Something has changed in Merope Gaunt, a thrumming of insect wings, a pulse kickstarting to life.

Merope is alone. Penniless, undernourished and pregnant - these are the last three trimesters of her life.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Mental Disorders, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 3910 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/14/13 Updated: 02/15/13


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/28/13 Title: Chapter 1: dull as dirt

Wow. I am completely blown away by this fic and the absolutely stunning writing. I'd quote a favourite part if I could. Well, I can't. The attention to detail, the summoning of imagery, the description of her pain, both emotional and physical, are done so masterfully I kept gasping throughout. Fantastic writing, tarik (if I can call you that)! I can't wait to read more from you.

~Natalie

Author's Response: aslkjdhasjk;lfhljk goodness thank you so much, Natalie :DD I am blown away by your review! So so happy that you liked the details, and the portrayal of Merope and the imagery. I was a little worried the imagery might have been a bit overdone; usually my stories are a little sparser and flatter. Thank you so much for the whole pile of amazing compliments once again! And you can just call me teh :) Or by my real name, Nicole, though I'll always sign off as teh :) Cheers! - teh

 

The Falcon and the Peacock by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 30]

Summary: The year is 1543, and the heir to the Malfoy estate, Lucius, encounters the young Lady Elizabeth Tudor in the grounds of Hatfield House. It is a meeting, he later discovers, of his mother's engineering, for it is of the utmost importance that he strikes up a friendship with the King's daughter. But the Lady Elizabeth has a powerful protector in her governess, and only the highest political machinations can overcome the will of Kat Champernowne.

In the ensuing Tudor power struggle, no one factored love into the equation, least of all Elizabeth.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but I think you know that by now.

This is Equinox Chick with her fourth entry for The Great Hall Cotillion.



Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Pottermore Spoilers, Sexual Situations

Word count: 14949 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/18/13 Updated: 02/28/13


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 03/02/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 ~ Pavone Bianco

OH GODS. VERY INTRIGUED. Also, it just struck me that you haven't called me "cowbag" in a while...

Author's Response: I would never call you cowbag; it's a CALUMNY! Thank you very much for the review. ~Carole~

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 03/02/13 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - The Falcon's Daughter

Hmmm. Does Henry know about the Malfoys? What exactly is the position he holds in the court? I'm finding these a little unclear D: But that may be due to my ignorance about how the Tudor court - or courts of those times - worked.

I'm really enjoying this, Crolololol. I especially love Elizabeth. Her scene at the garden with Lucius reminded me strongly of Lily and Snape.

Author's Response: Hmm, perhaps I need to clarify things. Basically people at Court didn't necessarily hold a position as such (although many of them did). I meant by 'position' his standing at Court and the respect he holds and the benefits of being a rich person at that time. Henry knows the Malfoys but not that they're magic. I discovered when researching this that Henry was the first King to bring in an Anti-Witchcraft Act in 1542/ random.

Thank you for the reviewwwwww. ~Croll

 

Just Across the Bar by xxbabewithbrainsxx
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 8]

Summary:

"It was just a dare."

It was just a kiss.

He's just a kid.

Over drinks in The Three Broomsticks, Rosmerta tries to confront her feelings about Sirius Black.

This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion.


Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 6564 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/25/13 Updated: 02/26/13


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/26/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ha!

I don't know why I'm saying ha! I just felt like I had to because GODDAMN that was some hot writing there :P

But, yes, don't think I only pay attention to the smut. I'm not that depraved! I thought your writing flowed very well; it was lucid and emotive. I loved the morning after part a lot.

Well, now I need to rush and find out what happens to them. Excuse me.

Author's Response: Yayayayayay, you thought it was hot! RESULT! Actually, I was so worried the smut would come across as gratuitous and/or inaccurate, lol, but I did do some, er, research before I wrote it. (I basically badgered Jamie/Acacia Carter and she told me all about the delights of bar sex... hahaha) Anyway, it means so much to me that you enjoyed that, ahem, aspect of the story :D

I'm so glad you thought my writing flowed well! One thing I also wasn't too sure about was if it worked in rather uneven sections. I'm glad you thought it was lucid and emotive -- yeah, Rosmerta was drunk, but she wasn't *that* drunk, and I think she knew that the morning after. And yayyy, you liked that bit! :) Thank you so much for the review, my dear Natalie. *squish* It means a lot!

Soraya xxx

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/26/13 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

YES! Yes, they needed to have s- I mean, get back together again hehehe. How did you manage to slip in all the angst in such a hot moment? You witch you!

No, seriously, I enjoyed this. This Rosmerta is different from Gina's which I read last night, but I love both versions. I want her and Sirius to get together, even though I know it's not going to happen. -sigh-

There was a part where you said "James and me have fought". I don't know if that was an error or if you wrote "me" in place of "I" deliberately. Apart from that, no hiccups. Lovely writing, Soraya!

Author's Response: LULZ. Well, they do have sex. Hours of it, in fact... *snigger*

But again, thank you so much for the compliments! (Didn't anyone tell you that I AM a witch -- just one with a .38 beta pistol? :D) Yeah, I read Gina's Remus/Rosmerta and agree that this one is very different from hers. It means a lot to me that you love both versions :3 Sirius and Rosmerta do kind of get together, at least sporadically while he's in the Order. It's just that he then goes to Azkaban, poor dear. :(

Ummm, I did kind of put that there to make Sirius sound more colloquial, but I'm not quite sure it came off properly :/ I may go and revisit that. Thank you!

I am honestly gobsmacked at how much you, Carole and Gina have enjoyed this :D I didn't think it was very good, hehe, but your reviews have made me think otherwise now. I really appreciate your reviews, my love, and I will definitely be reading your Dominique/OC once the Cotillion's over -- just let me finish my two stories due in tomorrow first, lol. I heart youuuuuuu!

Soraya xxx

 

Finally by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: Frank Longbottom is trying to propose to his partner and girlfriend, Alice Hamilton, but his attempts at romance are constantly being interrupted. If he ever manages to give her the ring, will she say yes?
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion 2013.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6768 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/26/13 Updated: 02/26/13


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/26/13 Title: Chapter 1: Part One - Will He?

Oh no.

HAHAHAHAHA. I died when Rosmerta kept butting in lmao. Oh dear. Sorry, I am just giggling at all the lost opportunities. Although, if they're almost living together, why has Frank not thought of asking after a nice session of ... er... tea?

heehee

I'm sure you have reasons for that. :) Okay, I am adoring this fic so far. We always read so many sad stories about the Longbottoms it's almost bizarre seeing them this happy, this untainted. Can't wait to see what happens next!

Author's Response: I know, right - the stories about Frank and Alice are always sad, always after their torture. But they had to have been strong, vibrant people to have been respsected Aurors and in the Order. I am really enjoying writing about them. They might be the closest to OCs I've come, since there is very little to base them on. So I'm glad you enjoyed reading about them. Of course I have my reasons for him not proposing after "tea." I had a very clear vision of his actually proposal that I had to write up to, hence all the interruptions. Thank you so much for reading this, I'm glad you enjoyed it and giggled! ~Gina :)

 
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/26/13 Title: Chapter 2: Part Two - Won't She?

Oh! THIS WAS THE BEST! Now, I am glad Frank didn't do it after that ... er... tea session. I really enjoyed this, Gina. I think you have given the two characters a lot of lovely moments in the fic, and it was a pleasure to see the Order in action, and Sirius being himself, of course!

Author's Response: See, always a reason. For some reason, I had this very clear picture of Frank impulsively proposing at an Order meeting and standing up to Moody to do it, lol. And it gave me a chance to include the Marauders so yay! Thanks so much for the reviews, I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)

 
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