Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.
James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.
The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.
Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.
This is a Marauder tale.
This is a story of what made them special.
This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.
OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.
Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.
i sssooooooo hope the next chapter to be out soon. i love this story....
Author's Response: Thank youuuuu. OHHH, this is the 300th review for this story - so thanks again for that. I will try to update a bit sooner than usual. Just need to finish something else, and maybe start an OF - ooops. ~Carole~
Summary: “Guilt brings people together. It’s a takes one to know one type thing.”
James Potter has always been a spoiled, arrogant, lazy show-off. When he enters his final year at Hogwarts School, he’s Head Boy . . . and he’s still a spoiled, arrogant, lazy, show-off. But because of that terrible summer, he’s also guilt-ridden.
Lily Evans has always been a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. When she begins her last year at Hogwarts, she’s Head Girl . . . and still a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. But the first night back — and the murder that takes the entire school by surprise — leave her guilt-ridden as well.
With the darkness that’s surrounding the Wizarding world slowly seeping, at long last, onto the grounds of Hogwarts and into the lives of James Potter and Lily Evans, what comes next?
great chapter. I loved it.
Author's Response: Thanks! :)
hey.it was a wonderful chapter. i loved it! and i'm waiting for the next one.
Author's Response: Thank you! The next chapter should be up soon :)
This story is good. i'm already can't wait to read more. please update as soon as possible.
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it, and I'll try and update as quickly as I can!
OH MY GOD!!!! I REALY LOVE THIS CHAPTER. sorry for reviewing late. i like the Lily in this story. i'm absoloutly positive about that James won't fall for someone like Hermione. and i think she must come out of this mood. i'm not saying that she should forget Jill. cause she can't. but remeber what Slughorn had said about Lil that she was a girl full of life.
And i was surprised that the marauders had not found the room of requirement.
And my guess about the potion is just like the others.
and remember: sirius liked doing crosswords and he Did let James to do all the talking with lily in SWM in OoP.
in the end I'M WAITING FOR THE NEXT ONE.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it and you like this Lily. She is in a bit of a funk right now, but you can hardly blame her. She'll be a full of life again eventually ;) Thanks very much for the review!
I realy love this story. Please update soon. i know you will. and i love detective James. it's realy funny.
Author's Response: Thanks! I'll try and update as soon as I can!
good one. i like the characters. i'm already in love with this story! o'course i like chapter 2 better. i am waiting for you to update
Author's Response: An update isn't too far off! I'm glad you like the story so much already; thank for the review :)
oh. i realy love your story. i am totaly in love with everything you write. in this chapter i loved James outburst and lily apologize. And about that Katrina girl. i hate her. but i must admit that she makes the story somehow interesting by her stupid actions. and i completly agree with passion for prongs. she should live for now and then die from jealously! oh and please update soon.
Author's Response: I'm glad you think Katrina adds to the story -- I do, too, obviously! And I'm glad you liked James and Lily in this chapter. Thanks for the review. I'll try and update as quickly as I can!
I really LOVE this story! I want to read the whole story right now. please update as soon as possible
Author's Response: Thank you so much! The next chapter has been in the queue for almost two weeks now. I have no idea what the hold up is, but I'm starting to get a little frustrated. Hopefully it'll be posted soon, though!
wow you've wrote the James & Lily part totaly different. i love it! please update soon.
Author's Response: Thanks! I'll try. :)
hey it was so gr8. i love it as i did the last chapters. sorry for my late & short reveiw. But i'm kind of busy these days. hope to see you've updated again soon.
Author's Response: Any review is fine with me -- I'm glad you left one even if you're busy :) And I'm glad you liked this chapter! The next one should be up soon (I've already submitted it to the queue).
Hey! it was a wonderful chapter. i want to read more. Please update soon.
Author's Response: Thanks! The next chapter is almost finished and should be posted soon!
James Potter has changed: no longer an arrogant, irresponsible prankster, he has matured into a responsible Head Boy with tops marks in Transfiguration. Lily Evans has changed as well: normally studious and in control, she has lost focus as she struggles with Head Girl responsibilities and N.E.W.T level studies. An unexpected encounter in the corridors one weekend leads to several startling realizations, the least of which is that things have definitely changed between James Potter and Lily Evans.
This story was nominated for a 2010 QSQ and is now complete.
Hey! I realy like this story. Poor James!! And i think lily has a right to be upset. but wait... oh no... she cant accept James to let remus down cause remus' his friend of 7 years. james told her that remus was waiting. i realy should go update soooooon
Author's Response: Thanks for reading! James is sort of in a tough place, isn't he? I'm glad you are enjoying the story and hope you like the next part! Thank you so much for the review!! ~Gina :)
Summary: James Potter is Head Boy and Gryffindor Quidditch captain in his seventh year at Hogwarts. He has three best friends and his life seems perfect--except that Lily Evans, the only girl he's ever loved, can't stand him.
Lily Evans is Head Girl and top of their class. She's always been disgusted by James' arrogance, yet she can't seem to stop blushing when he's around.
As their Head Boy and Girl duties bring them together, can James find a way to win Lily's love?
A Different Kind of Magic has been nominated for the 2011 Quicksilver Quills: Best Canon Romance. Thank you!
OH MY GOD!! That was amazing! please update soon again!
Author's Response: Thank you!!! I don't know if I can get chapter ten out as soon as this one (I wrote this in record time) but I've started it already. Glad you liked it!
i dont want to be lily because she's now waiting.i know it's realy hard.however it's a sweat thing.(love, i mean)
please update soon.
Author's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review! Yes, I think a lot of people can identify with what Lily's going through, but love endures all things. And I'm almost done with chapter 11 so it can be beta'd soon and then posted! :)
oh that was great.you're doing fine.update soon please :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! And I'll try to make the next chapter even better than fine! :)
I like this story.it's good.update soon.
I like this story.it's good.update soon.
Author's Response: Thank you very much! And I'll try. :)
wow!!!!!! i realy like this story.keep on writing and update soooooooooooon.
Author's Response: Thanks so much!! :) I started chapter 9 last night, so it shouldn't be too long of a wait.
it was so sad.but you wrote it well.update soon
Author's Response: Thanks!! I'm glad you liked the chapter! And I'll try to get the next one out soon. :)