Channeling Phlegm at the moment, please bear with me as I try to avoid turning into Bridezilla.
Summary: It’s Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and once again there is a new Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher, and Snape likes her almost as much as he likes The Boy Who Lived, but why is the new professor so interested in Harry? What dark secrets is she hiding? Is Harry the only survivor of Lord Voldemort’s wrath? Will things ever be simple for our beloved Trio? It’s going to be another interesting year for Harry and his friends, and he’s going to realise that he might not be as alone as he thought and in more ways than one..
This story is newly edited as of 25/3/2009!!
The sequel to this fic has been posted, it is titled Harry Potter and the Unspeakable Power. The spin off stories One Life Owed and The Night That Started It All are also available.
This was written in the aftermath of OOTP. Events of HBP and DH not included.
I'm so glad that you're letting Ellie survive. *heaves sigh of relief* Bad Dumbledore for splitting up Harry and Ellie! Great job on the chapter, I'm happy there was no need for kleenex!
Author's Response: I finally gave you a chapter that didn't require a tissue. See, i'm not entirely evil!
*wipes eyes with tissue* I should have known you would make this chapter a tearjerker, with a cliffie to boot! Ellie's alive! Whoo-hoo! I loved the dramatic entrance, and that Ron and Harry had to hold Ginny and Hermione back from hitting Pansy, although I'm sure Hermione could have conjured something heavy to fall on top of the ugly cow. 10!
Author's Response: You had one chapter that didn't need a tissue, how much do you want? LOL. Hermione would have gone for her wand but Ron had her arms pinned. God job too, otherwise she would have lost her prefects badge and all future privileges.
*hands out kleenex to other reviewers* Nat, you're doing a great job! I can't think of another fanfic that makes me cry that I keep coming back for more on. I'm keeping my fingers crossed the update comes quickly, because I need my Girl Who Lived fix.
Author's Response: What would my reviewers do without you there to hand out the kleenex? In a really strange way i'm actually glad that i can make you cry and keep you coming back for more. I hope the updates come quickly too, we're so close to the end now and i really want everybody to know what happens!
Yay a new chapter! Poor Percy, I'm happy you made him loyal to the end though. And Ellie being ablie to blast Hagrid, yowza. Remind me not to mess with her! 10!
Author's Response: I wanted to do it, see my earlier response. I always think that Ellie and Ginny are very decieving in that their size isn't a guarantee of their power, they're both pint sized but very sparky! The other thing is that because she was so young she didn't really have a handle on her magic and the power just kind of went BOOM! So poor Hagrid suffered. I'm glad that you still like it, hang in there we're getting close to the end now!
There are times I forget you created Ellie, because she just fits into the world of HP so well. Yay for fiery redheads! Can't wait for the next chapter! 10!
Author's Response: Fiery redheads rock! You just paid me the greatest compliment that any OC writer can receive, it makes me happy beyond measure to know that you think she fits in!
Great chapter! I was laughing at all the reactions, especially when Fred and George said Ginny looked like a Potter! And shame on Ron for giving Ginny fudge with nuts in it! Really, who likes nutty fudge? I sure don't! Death to fudge with nuts! Be sporadic with your updates, it's more fun that way because its like, LOOK! theres a new chapter up! Great job!
*claps with glee* Yay for fluff! The gifts you mentioned were great, and I loved Ginny's description of Christmas morning!
Oh, I loved this chapter! First of all, hydrangeas are so pretty (I even have hydrangea wallpaper border in my bedroom!) and that Ginny picked them because they stand for perseverance, (just like her love for Harry!) was really good. I loved Hermione's comment at the begining, (if I could, I would hire a stripper to jump out of this review and dance for you ;) ) And I can't wait for the dance lessons! Ballroom dancing can be so sexy (I loved watching dancing with the stars just to see the guys!!) I can't wait for the next chapter!!!!! 10!
Author's Response: yeah I love hydrangas....its just to hot at my house for us to plant them and that makes me sad.....oh i feel special, my own private dance....lol....jk....and yeah my roommate was watching dancing with the stars and I saw like 5 minutes of it and thats what inspired this part of the plot.....funny how you picked up on that....
Mission accomplished! I snorted when the bread flew into the woman's hair! Yay for Ron and Hermione encouraging rumors! Valentine's day also causes lack of sleep due to excitement over the fact that you know your present is jewelry. Too bad it was just a necklace and not THE RING! (yes, my boyfriend was bad last year) Not to mention they make pink chocolate for valentines day!
I agree with Kat, no fair giving them the easy way out! But I can't wait to see what you have planned for their future!
Well, I wasn't happy to see Phimie, but since someone left this crate of rotten fruit...*throws rotten fruit at Phimie* Wish I could do that to Paris Hilton too! The line about being famous for being rich was classic though. Glad to see Ginny went back to being a redhead. I'm looking forward to seeing how this is going to pan out, but first, I am going to tease Pandafan for throwing tomatoes at the Pistons, she's just so cute when she tries to remember sports teams, good thing she knows the seahawks are playing in the superbowl!
*grabs pair of pruning shears as Amanda has the pitchfork* Any dirty son of a bludger drunken grindylow who thinks he can hit Ginny is SCUM! *takes deep breath to calm down*
Oh this chapter has me fired up! Everything from awwwwww to ARGH! I loved the comment about tulle, it is contagious, the only cure is wedding cake.
I had to get up and get a tissue when Molly and Mrs. Granger came to help Hermione get dressed, it's moments like those that make the story. Ginny's dress sounds lovely, but I was disappointed that you didnt go into detail on Hermione's dress...but the cream and eggshell linens debacle was good.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the dance between Harry and Ginny!!!!! Perfect song too! Having the ceremont take place at sunset was very romantic. I can't wait for the next chapter, just so I can find out if Ginny is ok, and what her and Harry are going to talk about. 100/10! *sends chocolate chip brownies*
Author's Response: Oh my....it will be okay, I promise.... and I wrote a description of Hermione's wedding dress at some point and it somehow got deleated....but there will be another wedding dress in the future that I will describe in detail (its gunna be my wedding dress, I just have to find a guy now lol) Im glad you liked the wedding....yay for brownies!
I can't wait for the next chapter! Great job!
all i can say is you made me cry, and that was before you killed Harry. This was a great chapter, the ancient magic was excellent. can't wait for the next chapter! 10/10!
Author's Response: aww Im sorry i didnt mean to make you cry.....but im glad you liked it!
*holds up a card with a 10* I absolutely LOVED this chapter! Wouldn't it be interesting if there we rumors about Harry and Ginny surfacing in Witch Weekly about them having a secret rendevous lunch? Just an idea...The conversation and the "make-up" were great, and that Ron was dead on with Harry and Ginny was cool too! And the tango! I am flaklempt! Like I said before, ballroom is sexy! I can't wait for the wedding, and for the dancing! And of course, for the inevitable break-up of Ginny and Mauricio (can I have him?) Great job! 100!
Ooh la la! Paris! And Harry being pleased that he came out on top in more categories, just like a man! I really liked this chapter! And the pancakes!
Author's Response: oh i know it....lol
i'm having dreams like harry too. Mine say he's going to survive your cliffhanger. great chapter, you did a good job with the details
Author's Response: hmmmm interesting...i have been having dreams like harry as well but im not going to say is mine agree with yours....thanks I try to keep it detailed without being boring!
I love you! I do I do I do!!!!!!! This chapter was PERFECT!!!!! The letter made me cry,
Harry made me laugh, especially this line: Harry leaned in close so he could whisper into her ear, “I can make you scream it.”
Absolutely fabulous job! I was bouncing in my seat I was so excited! Pleae tell me you aren't finished yet and there are still another chapter or two lurking out there! Pretty Please!
Author's Response: oh dont worry.....there is way more than a chapter or two still left of this story...
you had better get your butt working on posting the next chapter! this is a great story! all i have to say is you either love or hate feet, there is no in between, and it is sooooo much fun to stick you feet in the face of people (like siblings) who hate feet. can't wait to see what happens next!!!
Author's Response: the next chapter and a half are finished!!! you are definitly right on the feet issue and i personally hate feet, but thats just me....and yes i have had my brothers feet in my face....lol....i cant wait for you to see what happens next too!
Hermione was great in this chapter, she is smart enough to make fun of someone to their face without them catching on. I can't wait til "darling" *pukes behind hand* Phimie is gone. But I would like to thank her, because I'm sure she had some influence on Harry getting the jag. Good job!