Summary: What if Harry had a Godmother? And she was a Muggle? This story starts at the beginning of Order of the Phoenix and will be as canon-compliant as possible. This fan fiction will lead to a romance between Severus and the Godmother, an original character.
That was certainly under the belt! Poor Severus!! Booooo!!!
On a brighter note... don't think I have not noticed all that potion brewing... I have a real good feeling about it.
I certainly hope next chapter is happier, both for Celie and for Severus... He deserves something positive in his life right?
Author's Response: It's nice to hear from you again, Kaiserin! How clever of you to notice Snape's summer brewing activities...you'll just have to wait and see how everything plays out (no hints from me!). Unfortunately, Celie and Severus will be experiencing some tough times, so don't expect a whole lot of happiness for them. I agree with you that they both deserve a break, but they aren't going to get it. Thanks for the review and I hope you enjoy the next installment! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww!!! Story is over.... there's going to be an awful big pile of snot on my keyboard tonight. =(
Nevertheless... it was a superb ride. And what an amazing way to go out than to have Celie yanking Lucy's wand! He did have it coming and OMG I looooved reading about that punch! That was just marvellous!
I can not wait to see what the next big adventure brings up! ^.^ Our favorite group in the States!
Kudos for a much enjoyed literary ride! Loved the story!
Author's Response: I'm glad to hear back from you! :) Don't be sad - I think that you will enjoy the sequel. I have certainly had a blast writing it! Like you, I am also very happy that Celie found some courage and dealt with Lucius the way she did. He certainly deserved that punch, in my opinion! Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Hey there!! I find myself liking this story more and more!!
The serious/Sirious game of words with Celia was quite funny! I liked it, especially the way Albus used it to pull Snape's leg at the end! ^_^ LOL!
I find it a little slow moving, but I guess each and every chapter can't be action packed, right? I wonder exactly how they're going to get the teacher to stay in the school and what it's going to be with her.
I liked her impressions of Dumbledore... And how she first wanted to hospitalize him and then started to like him.
I enjoyed this chapter very much, Cecilia's thoughts especially!! She's got a sharp mind!
The only thing that' s bit fishy is the explanation of why she got to be Harry's godmother... the compulsion spell Sirius put on her, somehow got her to become Harry's godmother. I'd have believed that the fact she brought back Harry's wand (vital and connected to each wizard) the wand "choose" her. You know, like a wand gets to choose a wizard, might get to choose a wizard's godmother/father, if he or she was willing. And Celia was, since she brought the wand!!
Just an idea... Outside that, I simply love the direction the story is headed. I have a feeling she's going to be thorn in Snape's side for quite a while... And I like it!! I do love Snape, but he certainly needs an attitude adjustment!! I wonder what other wonders you have in store for Celia!!! Hope the updates keep coming!!!
Author's Response: Hello again, Kaiserin! Thank you for such a complimentary review! :) I'm tickled pink that you are enjoying the story so much! I know the beginning is a little slow, but the action is coming very soon. I'm trying to set the stage, so everything makes sense. Don't worry- I'm an action junkie and there will be plenty of it!!! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds P.S. Never fear...the updates will keep coming!
I did not predict anything... but poor poor Celie... At least she got to talk back to Voldy! Brave girl! Hope someone calls on Snape before she gets tortured to insanity!!
BTW, shouldn't Dumbledore have thought about her family!? What a reckless man!!
I have a half mind where those books ended up... in the dungeons in Snape's claws! ^.^
Author's Response: Thanks for another delightful review! :) I'm also glad that Celie showed a little spunk when she dished it out to Voldemort. Don't worry, Snape is coming! I also wanted to comment on your prediction about the Edgar Allan Poe book- you are a very perceptive reader and the answer will be revealed in the next chapter! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
I find it pretty interesting to see Lucius soooo outraged about her teaching... He's planning to bloody kidnap her and he has the nerve to whine she calls his son on first name basis? The prick... That is just so Lucius!! LOL!!
I can't wait to see what else she cooks up for her students.
Oh! And that testy caustic remark to the Toad... Lovely!! ^.^
Author's Response: Yeah, Lucius is a pretty arrogant guy, but that's what makes him so much fun to have around! I, too, was proud of Celie for telling ol' Delores off like that. Thanks for still reading! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
As usual, I'm madly in love with your story... But, have to point it out... Lucius was fresh-out-of-wand during that first 'private' talk with Severus. Remember he was politely asked to surrender his wand to the Dark Lord to go Harry-hunting??
Other than that, loved the story and how you planned it out. AND that sollution Selwyn or any random stupid Death Eater kidnapping the PREVIOUS professor, when Voldy wanted Celie... Awesome! ^^,
To be honest, I always thought it was a bit fishy that Voldy wanted the Muggle Studies Prof. dead, even with that explanation of her publishing on the Daily Prophet. Your thesis is far more believable! Poor Charity, though. Anyway, gone read some more!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review! :) I am absolutely thrilled that someone is liking what I'm writing! Also, I am quite humbled that you found the Charity/Celie switch so believable. That part made sense to me and I'm mega-relieved that it made sense to someone else, too. Finally, congratulations on catching my little slip-up about Lucius and his wand ~ you have sharp eyes and are absolutely right. I hope that mistake didn't ruin your enjoyment of the chapter. Thanks for sending me some feedback! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Lucius BETTER hold up to his side of the bargain!!! Or else.... I'll come and throtle him myself!! Wands and hexes be damned!
Let's pretend that Severus does not die in this fic, shall we?? Pretty please?
Author's Response: In the upcoming chapters, you will see whether or not Lucius holds up his end of the bargain, as well as whether Severus bites the dust or not. I'm not giving any hints, except to say that I adore happy endings! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds P.S.- Love that you're going to throttle Lucius if he doesn't help Severus! :)
First of, had I not read this chapter being entirely alone in my room, I'd probably be locked up in a loony house somewhere. For I kept giggleing, whooping, hollering, pulling on my hair and clapping at the screen...
I absolutely LOVED that Sirius lesson Celie and Severus taught there! LOL! That was bloody brilliant! ^.^ Celie simply ROCKED! The taking notes line. Pure bliss.
Actually, I could have died happily just with that on the chapter... But, thanks Merlin, kept on!! And gave us that lovely, adorable, sweet declaration!! Snape was just so... argh! And Celie getting irritated and shooting him down for the wrong reasons... it was the perfect mix between corny and tart! Just, perfect! Simply, right!!! You rock!!
"You are a delightful nuisance.” I think that's got to be one of the sweetest compliments ever. At least in Snapeland! ^.^
Also, the little things were appreciated, like: Hogwarts, A history. Hermione is the best!! LOL! And the Remus/Tonks little details you showed.
PS: I literally squealed when Sirius sang Cecilia to her!! That's my name too, you know and a friend of mine used to tease me ALL THE TIME with it!! It's a good song too! LOL! I just hope Cecilia doesn't break Severus' heart! One more thing: Severus, Severus, Severus!! LOL!!
PS2: In case you haven't noticed... I'm loving this fic!!!! ^.^ Thanks for the early Christmas present!!!
Author's Response: Hello again, Kaiserin! I'm glad to see that you've returned to the story! :) Since I haven't heard from you in a while, I thought that maybe you had stopped reading it, so I'm really excited to hear from you again! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the chapter so much! Poor Sirius; he is so much fun to have around and I really hope he doesn't require therapy after seeing Severus kiss Celie! As always, thanks for commenting on the smaller aspects of the chapter, like Hermione's gift to Celie, the "taking notes" line, and the interactions between Lupin and Tonks. It is my hope that those "little touches" add a little something extra to each chapter. I'm relieved that you found the last scene when Severus and Celie make their declarations "perfect"...it was hard to write, but ultimately worth it! :) How funny that you have also had the "Cecilia" song sung to you! When I was brainstorming this story, I heard that song on the radio and I had a mental image of Sirius singing it to my unnamed female character-- that's how Celie got her name! Don't worry: Celie isn't going to break Snape's heart! Anyways, glad to hear back from you and I hope you continue to enjoy the future chapters! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Hip, hip, horray! Hip, hip, horray!
For she's a jolly great writer, for she's a jolly great writer, for she's a jolly great writer... ^.^
Severus cursing putting the sailors in the Royal Navy to shame. LMAO! Those are the tiny little details that put a smile to my lips and make me love this fic even more.
Albus was so so so scheming in this chapter. And bloody brilliantly so. Go Dumbly, go! There's a whole lot of readers rooting for you on this side of the screen! Also liked Phineas's bits. I guess being a painted Headmaster must be dead boring. They must be enjoying this fic even more than me. And that is saying something!! ^.^
Poor sweet Celie. I think she fell for Albus' lie, didn't she? Gods, she' so adorable! I want her to be my godmother.
Also... SHAME ON YOU MINERVA!! But great work! Spiking the tea was deliberate to get her talking...? Or not? I think it would suit the stern Scot just fine to have an unexpectedly rebel side! LOL! I can totally picture her having a whiskey-shot-duel against a big bar patron who fancies himself bad-ass (and her kicking his arrogant arse, of course!) Thanks for little mental pictures like that!
PS: Last minute! Famous book writer JKR, named her successor. The Harry Potter phenomenon creator officially informed the fan-fiction writer known as Ruby Emeralds is her literary heir. The news is currently being celebrated by Potter enthusiasts around the globe. Back to studios. *wink*she should*wink*
Author's Response: Gee, I'm blushing. :) Lady Luck certainly did me a favor when she found you as a reader for my story! I'm glad the little extras add to your enjoyment of the story. I am fond of the "Royal Navy" line, too. Although Albus was a meddlesome matchmaker, I think that, from his point of view, he recognizes that these two characters need a "shove" in the right direction. I don't think either Celie or Severus would ever act of their own volition if they didn't have someone encouraging (or blackmailing in Snape's case) them to do so. Of course, Celie fell for Albus's lie! :) Albus's duplicitous "confidences" will be major contributors to the next few chapters, as our duo realizes their growing feelings for each other. As for Minerva, she wasn't trying to get Celie loose-lipped, she just enjoys taking a little sip (or two or three!) of good Scottish Firewhiskey at the end of a long day. Snape and Celie had better watch out because Minerva has joined forces with Albus to fix them up! Thank you again for another sweet review! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Eh. It was pretty obvious the snake was Draco! And I suppose he might have done it to annoy her as well as a "mission".
I'm liking this more and more. Celie's jab at Draco was brilliant. And I like that you make Snape like her because she's nasty to Draco!! ^.^ Nice turn of events. It's also funny how she's so oblivious. I can see why she's still single... doesn't seem to get men, and I'd wagger she can't flirt to save her life! Love Celie all the better for that. She's a lovable character with and partly because of those faults. I think they make her more believable.
I'd very much like to see her meeting Hagrid! That's bound to be fun!! She might be able to give Hagrid some teaching tips! It'd be just LO.VE.LY to see Toady's (nice one!) jabs at Hagrid thwarted by a Muggle!!!! Ehehehe... Did I mention I loathe the woman? Plese have Celie put her in place again!!
BTW, did Umbridge notice she was a Muggle or might she have just assumed she was startled by the snake and that's why she failed to vanish it herself? I hope she did... Otherwise, would Dumbledore be able to pass her off as a Squib-teacher?
Kudos for a great chap!!! ^.^
Author's Response: Thank you for another detailed review! I'm pleased that you are still enjoying the story! :) Your analysis of Celie is quite accurate. Even though it is taking time, I am laying the necessary groundwork, so that when the Celie-Snape relationship takes center stage, it doesn't feel as if it has just come out of nowhere. I feel pretty confident that I'll be able to connect these two unique characters in a believable manner. (Hint- the romance will begin to unfold in Chapter 11 and will continue to blossom through the holidays.) On a different note, I also wanted to add that Umbridge did notice the snake incident...and, of course, she will be mentioning it! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
LOL!! I got the pun about "think of England" it was soooo sooooo sooo funny. I really would have hurled something at Albus myself, and I suspect Celie would have too, had she heard it!
Great escape and rescue from Severus!
I loved Louise!! Such a lovely batty lady! Hehehe... the cards and the complimentary room service!
That bathroom scene was a bit steamy, if I may say so... Celie having spasms and nearly drowning... Poor thing!!
Also found quite enjoyable the little joke Snape pulled on Harry regarding the saving of Celie. So much in character! LOL!
Great chap! I can't wait to see how will things unfold between these two!!
Author's Response: Hello, Kaiserin! Thank you for another detailed review. :) When each chapter gets posted, I anxiously await your comments- I love reading about which specific parts of the chapter that you enjoyed. I'm glad to see that my attempts at humor were successful. I, too, loved Louise. When writing her scenes, I could just envision Snape's (laughable) frustration with her! Also, I was so happy to be able to finally get some fast-paced action into the story, too. Many thanks for being such a loyal reader and reviewer! :) I hope that you enjoy the upcoming situations that Severus and Celie get themselves into! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
This was a oh, so glorious chapter!
I loved getting literally inside Celie's and Snape's heads. Getting to know how their opinions of each other are subtly changing. Great! ^.^
Also, quite handy and really well thought story for Snape's presence. Mouring Lily. Just brilliant. And also quite smart way to lay ground for future meddling on Celie's curiosity. I suspect she is rather a curious cat... Puuuuurfect!
Now onto Umbridge. Loved Celie's hint at finding Bellatrix handy when the toad's around... Such a royal amphibious pain that woman is!
Anyhow, I enjoyed this rather "calm" chapter. And look forward to reading about this "love in the air" up coming! LOL!
Ps: it's very nice so know that reviewing is effective to make great writers happy! That's the idea behind it! ^.^
Author's Response: Every time I get a review, I feel just like a small child on Christmas morning! ("Oh goody!") I'm relieved to hear that, although this chapter wasn't as exciting as the previous chapter, that it still was a hit with you. (Thrilled doesn't begin to explain how excited I was at reading the first sentence of your review!) :) Thank you for all of your wonderfully kind words of encouragement-- it's nice to know that someone is enthusiastically reading! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
And have a jolly merry christmas yourself dear writer!! Your updates will be sorely missed, but since I'm going on holiday myself... and won't be able to get too cozzy with any computer, I will be able to survive!!
Loved this chapter. I specially liked how you described the way Sirius is growing on Celie -like a fungus!!! LOL
Also, the way both of our sweethearts were insecure and thought the other was about to end it... I was cringing and wincing in fear of the dunderheads actually ending this baby relationship out of silliness!!!
I think I'm as looking forward to this mid-night caps as Severus...
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, Kaiserin! I particularly enjoyed writing the scenes with Sirius- he is kind of lovable in a warped way- and I'm glad to hear that you must have liked reading them, too. Like you, I'm also relieved that Severus and Celie got themselves straightened out before they did something rash! Unfortunately, they'll face more relationship hiccups before the end of the story, but rest assured, this story is ultimately a romance between them, so don't worry...Hope the future chapters don't disappoint! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Just know that you have one hell of a happy reviewer out there!
I just wonder... Will sweet Celie ever find out about one Lily Evans and, well... Snape's love for her?
Yay for this marriage of sorts! BIG yay. Like monumental yay! Sorry, I'm not the most eloquent reviewer... I hope the spirit counts. Spirit being I totally love the fic! Celie and Severus are so, lovely, perfect, adorable... I especially relished the fact that they seem to complete each other, to fullfill the other's unspoken needs. They're a bit like Ying and Yang!! ^^,
All right, enough of gushing fangirl mode for the night!
Author's Response: Hello again, Kaiserin! I'm absolutely thrilled that you are enjoying the story this much! :) I, too, am very happy that Celie and Severus were finally able to tie the knot. In answer to your question, you will have to read the next chapter to find out about what happens when Celie learns the truth about Lily. Thanks for the review and I hope you like the upcoming chapters! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
IM PRE SIO NAN TE!!!
You'r writing has finished my short supply of positive adjetives in English, so I had to resort to Spanish to properly address it. ^^, (means impressive, BTW) Really, loved all the comings and goings And poor desperately in love Celie... Severus was being quite prat in this chapter, especially during the exam! I would have given him a bit of a harder time. Let him simmer like Polijuice potion for a month or two! LOL!
The "The Boy Who Lived To Annoy The Bloody Hell Out Of Me" line was HILARIOUS. Really, gotta love Severus' mind and antics the way you portray them. ^^,
I liked the fact that Harry came to Celie with this matter. It really made a lot of sense that he needed someone to talk about, that was not biased (at least to his knowledge) and it also provided the perfect oportunity for Celie to "put two plus two" as you so intelligently put it. These are the kind of tiny little unexpected details that JKR inserts that turn everything upside down at the very ending of the books! Those details that send me whooping as I get to read them. ^^,
Biting my finger nails about next chapter! The dread!! :*
Author's Response: Thank you, Kaiserin, for another lengthy and complimentary review! :) I'm thrilled that you are still liking the story and thanks for being such a loyal reader and reviewer! I'm glad that you are enjoying Snape's inner thoughts and comments...I'm having a blast writing his character! After reading the books, I honestly felt cheated because they contained so few parts with Snape. He is such an unusual and snarky character that, if I had created him, I would have given him a much more visible role in the books. In addition, I'm happy to hear that the way in which I had Celie find out about Lily was acceptable...that was a difficult part to write and I'm glad, for Celie and Severus's sakes, that it's over and done with! Hope you like the next chapter. Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Oh, dear... Harry, Harry... Poor fellah.
Anyhow, the idea of Albus chocking to death with a lemon drop IS quite funny!!
I wonder if Voldemort ever fantasizes with it! LOL!
Author's Response: Poor Harry, indeed. That boy has a tough childhood...as if high school isn't hard enough without fighting Death Eaters as well! :) I'm glad that you found my lemon drop quote humorous...it's always refreshing to know that others share my sense of humor. As always, thanks for the review! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Interesting to see how things are coming out... Very much!! Good chap and make sure to keep 'em coming!
Author's Response: I'm so excited to see that you are still reading and enjoying the story. Thanks for the encouragement and for being such a loyal reader! Don't worry, I will be sure to keep posting chapters. :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Summary: The seven men who loved Ginny Weasley.
Great work. Honestly, it was fillied with great details. I particularly liked the way you started Arthur's point of view by giving Molly's desire of having a little girl.
Also took notice (and enjoyed it very much) of the way you always seem to wrap it up. You start but always make sure to come poetically back to that same line. It is a very delicate touch...
I liked that you included Dean and how he felt about the failure with Ginny. And Heavens! Neville! Loving her and being in love! I very much loved that too!! ^_^
And Ron! I think you got his typical lovable goofines down to a tee!!
A great read! Nearly as enjoyable as the one on Hermione. (that one brought me down to tears, actually)
I do hope you have many more of this planned!! And be nice and give the guys a go too! I bet there are 7 gals who loved Harry around!
Author's Response: Thanks! I have a lot of fun writing these small scenes that finish where they began, so I'm glad you appreciate that! I do have more planned -- in fact, I've already started one on Harry ;)
WINNER of the BEST GENERAL story – Quicksilver Quills Awards 2010. In the weeks and months after their eldest brother’s wedding Fred and George Weasley continued to run their business. Two decent honest and respectable businessmen, they had no involvement at all in any illicit conduct. They certainly didn’t get involved in any anti-Voldemort activities. Definitely not. No. Not them. Never. They wouldn’t. Honestly.
Bloody awesome!!! Keep em coming!!! Honest!
Author's Response: Thank you. Not many people seem to enjoy Fred and George stories. -N-
Scorpius had never looked forward to anything the way he looked forward to leaving Hogwarts with Rose. He planned a holiday with no friends, no family, and nothing to do but be together—until a tampered Portkey changed their destination.
Hoorray!!! I loved just the fact that there was a chapter.
Then, I read the chapter, and was simply in heaven!! =)
Poor thing Scorpious and rockn'roll Rosie!! It was nice to see a young girl sweet and delicate and composed as she can be, showing that there is a lot of edgy midly recklessly impulsiveness where all the soft things come from.
We have a saying home, "the quiet ones are the worst ones". I'm a personal fan of than saying and I think Rosie represented it impeccably in the last chapter, which adds yet another motive for me loving this fic. I must say, after alll that ordeal, I missed Rosie's edgy side. Glad to have her back in all her magnificence. =) I'm sure Scorpious appreciates it as well. Perhaps his hand not so much.
It was really nice to see Hugo being a sportsman again. I'm sure he'll warm up to Scorps... after the first or second niece or nephew arrives. ;)
As for Hermione, I do love how you portray her as this "modern" rational and understanding mother. Without loosing that Rosie-ish spark we all love and like. Such as the smile and "when the yelling stops". =)
I'd very much like to see where this goes. I hope Edgar is not sending them to a too awful place.
PS: there's no way to write romance unless alone. How are characters going to whisper naughty things in your ear with nossy witnesses judging from afar!? LOL
Waiting for a chapter is like waiting in a long queue to ride a roller coaster. Finally, you're there, whoo-hoo! When you get off, you want to ride again, and have to go to the back of the line and wait some more. D'oh! Thank you for enjoying the fanfiction ride and waiting for another chapter so nicely! :D
Thank you, too, for liking Rose's edgier side (nice way to put it!). Heehee about Hugo. I think he'll be one of those, hey, nobody insults my brother-in-law but me! types. Not that that'll happen anytime soon . . . . :D
They're going to the street where Edgar lives, but as Lucius told Scorpius in the flashback when Scorpius went to visit, "The landlord lives better than his tenants"! ;)