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 really like the concept of a second prophecy. I choose to be hopeful like Dumbledore. Ellie has to live on to save Harry again. Excellent chapter.
I forgot to mention before, I love the name Snuffles for Ginny's cat. I'm so happy Harry and Ginny got together. I see Snape is up to his old tricks. Great chapter.
Yay!! I figured Dumbledore wouldn't be wrong. I think it was the threat of being in the hospital all summer that woke Ellie up:) Great chapter.
That was wonderful. I really enjoyed reading this. I hate that it's over but I'll be reading the sequel. Excellent job.
Summary: During a Seventh Year Potions class, Severus Snape begins thinking on and making plans for his future.
I think there's an art to accepting a gift. I've gotten to the point that if someone gives something to me I just accept it rather than protesting. Sometimes people just find a gift and think of you so they buy it. I do that a lot. I think I enjoy giving people gifts as much as receiving them. Great chapter.
By reading Subversa's work, I became a believer in the Good Ship HG/SS. I was looking at her work today and saw that she had one favorite author, you. So, I decided to check out your stories. This is a great start although I thought you got into Severus lusting after Hermione a little soon. But, this was a great chapter. It was well written and that's iimportant to me. And, why not jump into the story right away. I look forward to continuing this story.
That Snape is a pretty smooth dude. It was like he had a reasonable excuse for asking the personal questions he asked. Ron is portrayed as the clumsiest lover ever. I didn't find his arguments to make Hermione make out with him convincing at all. I chuckled over the possible taking of points for making a clumsy seduction attempt:D Great chapter.
Snape is so sneaky. I guess it's a good thing he overheard Ginny and Margaret talking. I'd hate to see his carefully laid plans go to waste:D I think sending her to his personal library was a very safe bet. Great chapter.
I think that's true--this time the masters are bowing to the servant. I think Severus is going to get his way:D Hermione handed to him on a silver platter, or should I say silver bed:P Great chapter.
Summary: Winner in the Best Mid-Length Story and Best Romance categories in Round One of the Most Potente Passions SSHG Awards.
It begins the summer after Seventh Year, when the war is raging on, with an unexpected moment of tenderness. What is this inexplicable feeling Hermione experiences? And how can she get Snape to discuss it with her, when all he wants to do is avoid her? Rating for last chapter, only.
Interesting. I think I'd be suspicious of Dumbledore's matchmaking attempts, especially since he'd read my thoughts at one point. Were you implying that Snape's father was a wizard? Great chapter.
That sounded like a fun evening out. For some reason I don't think Severus gets out much so it was good to see him as Holiday Severus. Too bad Hermione had to admit to being a virgin. Oh well. It could've been a worse admission. Great chapter.
Do hangover potions really work that well? Severus is so cute when he's jealous:P It's interesting that he's aware of the Enchantment. Now, what's he going to do about it. Great chapter.
I was wondering what song lyrics those were. The concept of Enchantment is so interesting. How could Snape say no to Hermione for all those years? He is sure a man of strength. Great chapter.
That was a wonderful love story. Again, I was most grateful you let three of the four characters live:) See you in the next story.
I'm still getting used to Snape and Hermione being a couple. I guess I can see it. It's not so hard to imagine. I was worried that the Grangers were killed. I'm glad that some of the other characters are still in the story. I have a feeling this will get interesting. Great chapter.
Now, this is really getting interesting. I'm so glad you let some of the characters live after the war. I can't wait to see where this is going. Hermione is doing great as we would expect her to. Do you let Remus and Tonks get together? Great chapter.
Summary: Remus Lupin is a man with a tragic past, filled with pain, suffering and sorrow. But it is also a past filled with great adventure, true friendship and…love? Even though the odds were against him, Remus found happiness at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He had the Marauders, he was a prefect and his transformations were less horrible, thanks to his Animagi friends. What more could a teenage werewolf want? And how long could his happiness last? Remus and the Marauders prove that in the saddest of lives and darkest of times, there can still be moments of bliss.
Remus centric but with a lot of the other Marauders. This story is a romance, but has almost as much general Marauder era background and side story as romance.
Pre-HBP and DH, so some things from DH will be disregarded, as the warning indicates, but some Spoilers will be incorporated.
I really liked this chapter even if Remus appears to have lost the girl. It was funny when Peter was the only Marauder to have a Friday night date--which he screwed up anyway. I could feel Remus' anguish as he went from thinkiing Lindi liked him a lot to discovering her, via the map, possibly snogging someone else. I remember that teen angst well even though I'm considerably older:D It was nice of you to make Peter look good in this chapter. Great chapter.
Author's Response: Thank you, Fynnsmom. I'm glad you enjoyed this chapter. It was a bit of a challenge to write since I loathe Peter and being nice to him is difficult. lol Oh, I remember the teen angst as well...many moons ago, but that sinking feeling is difficult to forget. *sigh* Thank you for reviewing. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply, or to post the next chapter. I'm dropping in now to post a bit of update on my progress. I was getting close, but real life attacked and slowed me down and now, I'm dealing with the affects of a natural disaster. :( I hope to make some progress over the weekend, since we are expecting some rain. Wish me luck. :) I want to get it posted so I can get to the lovely reviews I have yet to respond to. :*( Thank you all.
I guess this is the start of the romance:D I hope Remus gets the girl although I'm used to seeing him with Tonks. Remus was in the right place at the right time. He saw the beautiful girl, recognized her, and saved her from a battle. Plus, he got away without detention. Great chapter.
Author's Response: <.< Don't get me started on Tonks. >.> :P Yes, I think, aside from green hair, Remus was far luckier than he normally seems to be, wasn't he? But is this the start of the romance? >.> *dies* Well, it sort of is. ;) Thanks, Fynnsmom.
I don't know why but I chuckled over the bet. Don't get me wrong--I'm not one to approve of betting over a female but they are teenaged boys and this is fairly innocent. I'm still "betting" on Remus or maybe I should say hoping. Sirius is so arrogant but I love him. The Marauders are too much:D Great chapter.
Author's Response: :*) I know it isn't a particularly classy thing for the boys to have done, but I've known a lot of teenagers and well...>.> lol I feel the absolute same about Sirius. *loves the Marauders in case it isn't obvious* Thanks, Fynnsmom.
That was a pretty good chapter. Poor Lindi--what an experience. I can just see her jumping up on the desk with her robes held up, scattering papers all over. The conversation with Lily was hilarious, especially considering that all of the Marauders were listening in as animagi and with Remus under the cloak. The g-string was a great idea. I can imagine the look on Remus' face as he realized that girls really do have conversations like that. What was Padfoot thinking trying to shove his big nose under her robes:P Great chapter. I enjoyed it immensely.
Author's Response: Padfoot is a very naughty dog! LOL This was one of the more light and silly chapters and I have to admit to having loads of fun with it. The Marauders really are fun when they are being idiots! LOL I'm so glad you enjoyed it too. Thanks for letting me know.