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 three dogs, Sampson, Fynnegan, and Mayhem. They are a min-pin, a toy poodle, 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: 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 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.
And here I thought that Harry was having another dream. But I agree with you, if someone had to die, it might as well be Percy. Great chapter.
I think you would've felt worse if it had been someone else. What's gone is gone. Great chapter.
It was interesting to see how the students reacted to saying Voldemort's name. The children of Death Eaters seemed to be the most frightened. Maybe because they had the most reason to be frightened? Great chapter.
We just met Ellie. You can't take her from us already. Besides, she could probably duel Voldemort and a bunch of Death Eaters single-handedly. Great chapter.
I'm new to this website and although I've been reading for a while this is my first review. I enjoyed attending Harry's party. I have tears in my eyes as I watched him open gift after wonderful gift. I especially liked the wand holder and Moody's comments. Ellie's gift was also extremely touching as was Ginny's. Great job on this chapter.
Wow!! I can understand Harry's curiosity with Ellie--just who is she? I'm curious myself. I'm so glad Harry shared the prophecy with his "family" and friends. I think Harry has a little problem asking for help. He's got to learn that you can't just do everything yourself.
How cute. It's great that Ron and Hermione are a couple now. But it's not nice to tease Ginny and everybody else like that. Leave it to Hermione to look up the statistical probablility that the prophecy is right. Great chapter.
Can't wait to see what Harry's plan is. I love the twins. In the movies I always wonder how they learn to speak in unison and finish each other's sentences. Congratulations to Hermione. Great chapter.
I'm always impressed by Harry's entourage. I was struck by Lucius' question to Ellie as to whether she would die for Harry. If you think about it, the Malfoys are rather cowardly, picking on a 16-year old. I can see Moody's instincts are as sharp as ever. Aww, Harry bought Ginny a cat. Great chapter.
I was worried about how Harry's gift to Ginny would be received. I felt bad for him when Ginny left crying. Wow--so the Minister's been killed. I wonder who the new Minister will be. I was impressed with Ellie's show of temper and power. She must have inherited some of her grandfather's magical power. Great chapter.
It was good to see Ellie take control of Draco. I was a little surprised to see Ellie recognize Neville. I liked Ellie's talk with Harry about remembering Sirius. I know that Sirius would want Harry to have a good time. He's so young with so many responsibilities.
I can wait a couple of chapters as long as Ellie lives. Harry doesn't need to lose her yet. Great chapter.
I kind of had a feeling that Ellie would be the DADA teacher. How funny that the gossip was that she was Albus' wife. Sometimes the craziest rumors spread and Hogwarts is no different. You did a great job on the Sorting Hat's song--quite frankly no one does those well in my opinion. The most important part was the ending. I enjoyed Ellie's first lecture. Great chapter.
What a tear jerker. I think there have to be at least a couple of those in every Harry Potter story. I liked the idea of a "We Saved Harry Potter" club in heaven. Great chapter.