I currently live in the great state of South Dakota. Why do I live in a place with such nasty winters, I don't know. Since most of my family lives far away in more exotic places than I do, my life revolves around my four dogs, Sampson, Raphael, Seamus, and Mayhem. They are a min-pin, a toy poodle, a teacup Malti-Poo, and a Great Dane, respectively.
I've always had a fascination with the mental illness aspect that characterizes Bellatrix Black Lestrange. My first story is her story. On one site I was sorted into Ravenclaw but I think the hat made a mistake. Most days I feel like a Slytherin!
Summary: What if there were more to Remus Lupin's bite than a badly timed stroll in the woods? The arrival of a feral invokes secrets of the past and terror for the present...
I can see why Remus' father had a poor opinion of werewolves and why it was possible for him to have odd feelings toward Remus.
I can't wait to find out how Kane knew Rey's name. This is all very interesting. Those ferals sound like nasty characters. I take it Rey didn't get his family to safety in time.
I was feeling about as panicked as Rey did. And yes, I would've assumed the worst. Maybe he should just tell them to stay at Hogwarts and not come back for the night.
That was certainly exciting. I didn't realize there would be such an interesting relationship behind the family ties title. Kane must be delusional. Rey had nothing to do with Kane's father's suicide. But if he's delusional that won't make any difference.
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 glad Harry is able to put his memories into a pensieve and sleep better. And I'm glad they're reforming the DA, legally this time. Great chapter.
I was afraid for a minute that Harry would be a gentleman and let Cho have the snitch--but I guess all's fair in quidditch. I liked Dumbledore's approach to legilimency--much trickier. Great chapter.
I don't understand why everyone was getting so angry at Harry. Basically, Ellie just blurted out that Halloween was the anniversary of his parents' deaths. He had every right to be upset. Great chapter.
Well, that wasn't as bad as I expected. That would make Harry and Ellie cousins. I know I can be really dense sometimes, but I don't see why this is a problem, other than that Ellie and everybody else neglected to tell Harry that he had a cousin. Great chapter.
That does explain why this book is called The Girl Who Lived. I guess I just kind of went along and trusted that it would all be explained in time. Excellent chapter.
For some reason I really like Howlers--I just like the concept and when someone receives one I think it's kind of funny. So, that being said, I like the concept of the opposite of a Howler almost better. Excellent chapter. But, I'm wondering what's going to go wrong for Harry.
Wow--the Weasleys narrowly escaped. But, when did the Weasleys leave the Burrow? They said they hadn't been there for months. This reminds me of a scene from HBP when Death Eaters started the Burrow on fire. Excellent chapter.
I didn't think it was too bad of a song. Didn't JKR herself write "Weasley is Our King?" It seems as if Ellie has some sort of mental connection with Harry. Great chapter.
Poor Severus--How did he ever get involved with the two women who married Potter men and then become indebted to them. You have to wonder why he did this to himself. Great chapter.
That was wonderful. I always like reading about Christmas balls. I agree that the world needs a little madness as long as it's happy, creative madness. Great chapter.
I love Dobby. He's too adorable. I want a Dobby. I think you've done a marvelous job on describing Dobby's personality. Great chapter. Loved it.
Well, I sure am feeling all warm and fuzzy and somewhat contemplative. I know why Harry had to stay with the Dursleys but he would've been so much happier with the Weasleys. It's strange how life is at times. Great chapter.
I love stories about Christmas and the Potter family Christmas is no exception. I can see Dobby's little pile of clothes. Now I'm hungry for Christmas dinner. Great chapter.
Aww, Charlie finally proposed--well I guess I shouldn't say finally since he proposed when he was 8 or 9 didn't he? So what is the meaning of all of Harry's dreams? Great chapter.
That was really sweet. I enjoyed hearing about the women of the past--Granny Potter, Jane, and Lily and about how traditional and old fashioned wizard society is. Great chapter.
I was intrigued by Dumbledore's explanation to Harry about why he and Ellie can hear the other's voice and how the same connection existed between James and Sirius. Ellie must indeed be a powerful witch. Great chapter.