It's Voldemort's world now: a world of corruption, betrayal, greed, and violence. A world of evil thoughts and evil deeds, where no one can be trusted, especially those closest to you.
But through it all, there must be strength. There must exist those who will stand up to totalitarian rule, who will say no when others submit, who must survive despite their condition. There must exist the resilient.
Eventual Draco/Hermione with plenty of plot. Very dark, so read at your own risk!
=) One reader ardently happy! Awesome work!
Author's Response: Woohoo! Thanks!!
Interesting... I was working under the assumption that "Master" was just codename for Draco... Now I really curious to see who the hell this kind torturer is!!!
Rock and roll baby!! COD: Death by Mudblood blood!!! Way to go Herms! Or... way to go Draco! LOL!
BTW, is Hermione pregnant?
Author's Response: Lol, I'm glad you approve!! Thanks for the review!
Oh, la la!!!
And so, Draco makes his reapearance... What's not clear to me is... if these blokes are FOR the Dark Lord... then why the heck they need to go undercover!?!?!
Wouldn't they get a medal for they little club?
And why is Draco (whom, last time I checked was U-No-Poo's right hand) be risking his neck with these guys? Unless, he wanted to gain access to Hermione, of course.... *wink* wink*
A Little intrigue!! I like where this is headed!! ^_^
Author's Response: Hehe, good questions, all! And all will be answered in time. ;D Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!!!
Somehow 'ouch' doesn't seem to cover it. Yet it's truly everything I manege to write.
You made an art piece out of describing Hermione's feelings.It was quite moving. Geesh, poor girl. Somehow, through all these chapters I thought I was sort of past the point of being truly impressed by Hermione's grief. you know, there comes a point in agnst or dark fics you just sort of get used to all the gore and dark places... well, did not happen with this chapter. Your descriptions were so accute, accurate, spot on, eloquent, that you snapped me out of it, and made it feel as fresh as if it had been the very first dark chapter of Potterverse I ever read. Kudos!
I very much liked the detail of the changing tapestry! It's a bit like an electronic photo frame. Cute. I wonder if there's more to it than meets the eye...
Update soon!!!! ^.^
Author's Response: Ah, thank you! It was hard for me to write those scenes - they take a lot out of you!
I HAVE to say it... I LOVE this even more than the original ending... After reading this, I'm afraid I'll have to admit that EVEN Tom Riddle deserves a happy ending. May only because it gives one to Keedie also!!!!
Looooooove your writing Belledeg!! You're a gem!! Thanks for this amazing gift to the Potterverse. A different and really original, masterfully painted picture of Tom Riddle. The reasons behind the Monster. And it does make me pity him. Kuddos!!
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad to have been able to write a happy ending too. :D
This is the untold story of Dolores Umbridge.
I lked the fic... But I really don't think it fits centaurs to kill innocent children. Maybe some other creature, like kappas or werewolves,surely, but centaurs seem far too peaceful to me to have done something like that.
However, I really like the whole idea of giving Dolores a reason to be so evil. Well written and quite gripping also. Kuddos.
Author's Response: Ahh, but that is the point. These centaurs are the outcasts from the gently centaur tribes. There are evil people in this world, so why not evil centaurs? This is my reasoning behind Umbeidge hating half breeds, she was just incredibly unlucky that the first bcentaurs she met were this un-ruly, bunch of outcasts. She never got to meet the kind, gentle centaurs. Do you get what I am saying? There musy have been the odd centaur who thirsted for power and hated humans, in my eyes, they would have banded together to form this pack. Thankyou for the review! Russia xxxxx
Short story, challenge entry.
An entry by Misdemeanor1331 of Hufflepuff to the Lofty Learning One-Shot Challenges: How to Charm Snakes.
GREAT! Fic! Really! Loved it!!
Soo funny and romantic! :)
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad it was funny; it's weirdly tough to write humor!!
Hehehe.... Quite inverosimil to me that those two WOULD do something like that... But enjoyable and well writen nevertheless.
I very much liked the way you ended it. And, clearly, Harry was James'. Hehehe!! Liked it very mucho!
Tracey, Tracey, Tracey... that is not the most convenient way of regaining your friend's favour, is it?
I mean, considering how smart she is... she could have suspeted that spiting nasty family rubbish at your (so-called) friends won't make them any more prone to forgive past faults... Specially in the middle of the common room.
Regardless how much I like her... she SHOULD have known better. I do hope, however, that this developments show her that she really did not have friends in those silly girls that allow Pansy to treat them as pawns...
On a side note next time she should consider blackmail. With Slytherins it might be a much much much more useful way of using such information!!
And Roger should probably have kept his TRAP shut!! Still dislike him feverishly. The pinhead. Love of limelight or not, he should realise his little sister is being stoically overlooked!!
Anyhow.... I find the story extremely interesting. And your insights on the cannon characters seem awful accurate. The way you tell us the story through Tracey's eyes is lovely and I really like it.
Last but not least.... THANKS A LOT for the quick update!! Keep 'em coming!!! ^.^
Author's Response: Dear Kaiserin (after which Empress have you named yourself??), ~ Thanks for writing such a detailed, engaged and engaging review. I'm really touched by your willingness to identify with Tracey's problems. ~ Yes, Roger and his friend were stupid to confess their family backgrounds in a public corridor at a time of emergency, but that doesn't excuse the Slytherins' hateful reaction. Tracey just wasn't prepared for how fickle her "friends" would be, leaving her far too hurt and angry to think sensibly about her problem. She tried to debate her equality (a Ravenclaw strategy) instead of employing a Slytherin cunning to make them WANT to be friends with her. ~ Tracey, stop sulking and start thinking! You're the most intelligent girl in your class... and Kaiserin has already given you a strong hint... ~ Best wishes, GhV
Well, it was an evil plan. But it did not really work out anyway...
So, I'll just congratulate the evil genious... Even thought she meant awfully What can I do??? Trace just won my heat!!! The evil minx!! Be nice and reform!! Come to the Good Side Tracey, we have cookies!!! ^_^
Author's Response: Dear Kaiserin, I'm amazed you're still cheering for Tracey after what she just did! Thanks for writing in; I'm afraid it's downhill a little more next chapter. GhV
Oh!!! C'mon girlie!!! Cheer up will you!?
You got a date for the Yule Ball. AND you smelled Zabini's trick without making a complete fool of yourself! That ought to mean something, right?
I think she just can't help but blame Roger of her every missfortune, even when she doesn't really have any!! She had a great time!! (which is far more than what some girls can say from the Yule Ball *cough*Padma-and-Parvati*cough* Why, I say, why can't she see the glass half full, for a change!!
I am no prophet, but I foresee this lovely girl going down a very very nasty path!! I HOPE I'm wrong!! I really do! C'mon Trace!! I have faith in you girlie! I know you'll see ha light. No matter how obnoxious and self-centered, it's quite clear Roger cares for you!! Give peace a chance!!! ^.^
As usual, Grace. Lo-ooo-o-oo-ve-ly chapter!!!! Keep 'em comin' an' I guarantee happy readers and merry reviews!!
Author's Response: Dear Kaiserin, ~ Thank you very much for such a "merry" and detailed review! I am so glad you understand my story. Yes, Tracey has chosen to hate a person who means her no real harm and she has decided to blame Roger for every little misfortune in which he played no possible part. Her Slytherin "friends" do nothing to improve her attitude, which by now is harming more people than just herself and Roger. ~ So it's really very impressive that you can still remember the overlooked child she was and still like her enough to hope she turns back from the "very very nasty path". But I think you know by now that it would take something BIG to reset the course of Tracey's life. She certainly isn't going to turn over a new leaf just for the fun of it. ~ Thank you very much for your support. There will be more in a couple of days. Best wishes, GhV
Ufff!! Again... Pooor... pooor Trace!! It's just not right for parents to do stuff like that!
I noticed, you jumped a GREAT deal of time in between. What was her parent's reaction to her being a Slyth? I mean... thye must have said something!! And Roger? What did he say or do? Pester her, pretend she did noy exist? Arrgghhh!!! Too many questions!!!
Great chap anyway.... I like the ideas and the scheming of the Slytherins and how we got to know what was going on in the school while Harry was enduring his usual end of the year Hospital Wing stay!!! Hehehehe....
Author's Response: Dear Kaiserin, ~ Thanks for reviewing. I was wary of makaing this story longer than its interest-value, so about 9-10 months will pass after each chapter. There hasn't been room to give more than a hint of her parents' problems: they are short of money; they are worried about the Muggle grandparents' health' their lifestyle is a constant effort to hide their magic from the Muggle neighbours. So, no, they don't even notice that they pay more attention to Roger. They won't make a deliberate comparison between his exam results and Tracey's, but Tracey is sharp enough to notice that they will be more pleased with Roger. ~ Roger and the parents were shocked that Tracey had ended up with the "bad house" but they went out of their way to pretend it was all right and they didn't mind (which pretence, of course, Tracey saw right through). Roger didn't tease Tracey, but he did annoy her by stopping her in corridors to ask if she was really, truly all right. And this motivated her to BE all right, just to show him! ~ Anyway, Tracey has managed to make friends in Slytherin - if I could paint, I'd paint a picture of them all sitting and scheming together at that Quidditch match. But there will be a major test of those friendships when Slytherin's Monster appears on the scene next chapter... ~ Thank you for writing in. Best wisehs, GhV
Liked it very much.
Kind of dark, but then again, it's about s1 being eaten by a werewolf!! So, duh!
Wish I could write poetry too! Kuddos!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review!
Awwhhh... Poor Abe. Such a tragic thing to happen to him. :(
But on the bright side, he did not fiddle with any goats!! Brave man Abe... setting the record straight.
Pretty imaginative to come up with a way to turn around a potentially kinky story into a love affair gone bad. Kudos for yet another highly amusing and enjoyable one-shot.
Author's Response: Of course he didn't fiddle with a goat! He's an honourable man. ha ha. Glad you liked it. i think his story needed to be told
OF COURSE I want to see more and more and more of this puzzling little triangle you're cooking up between Lily and the Krum brothers!!! Duh!!
Lukas.... Grrr!! Mysterious, dry... I certainly like him more than Alex... But that may be beacuse you always want what seems you can't get. And that eye-shinning thing you keep giving him! It's giving me goosegumps!! LOL!
I loved the reference to Keedie and Tom... *sigh* such lovely stories of loves past... I'm glad Rose and Scorpious are "unearthing" that stor, letting the world know the "trut" about Riddle!
I hope the kids talk to the portrait!! Or to Sluggy...
And Zizi is finally bonding with Gigi!! Yay!! It was about time. But she simply couldn't help it! Big sis mode went on!! Good for her!!
Oh! Also, I'd like so see a bit more of Rose - Scorps. Their calmed, shy romance is rahter sweet. And I'd love to see how are Daddy Ron and Daddy Draco taking the situation, of course!!
Author's Response: Uncovering Keedie's story will be a psrt of the story, and I shall certainly add a little more Rose/Scorpius plus their fathers :D
Interesting... Jem seems capable of uprising many kinds of emotions.
The fight with Albus... heart related I guess, maybe.
But these fighting fellows... I wonder what's the story behind them and if it relates to the one with Al, or maybe it's just sub-plot...
I like the quiet and shy romance between Rose and Scorpious. Very sweet!
Nice story. Very promising!! ^_^
Author's Response: Thank you. More updates soon :D
Soo... that interesting dream was most certainly about the OTHER Krum boy. Great! I'm positively squealing in delight!! ^.^
Scorps is being an arse, but deep down I hope that there is a hidden good (more like great-life-theatening) reason behind his attitude!
And we can clearly see thant Leon and Tristan almost had something going on... something that needs to get out of the closet! Come over to Argentina mates, and get married! ;)
The non-sent letters from Albus were a great touch. I did not expect them and enjoyed them. Especially the law-siut threaten. That was a fun touch.
I'm hoping, more than usual for a quick update, so as to know where are all this little big plot twists headed!! ^.^
Author's Response: Big update for sure. And your faith in Scorpius is pleasing :) The other Krum boy indeed :D
I totally loved this chapter. You described the chemistry between Lily and Luka soo... delightfully. I do hope that code word finds it way to Luka's hands... It'd be lovely! ;)
As for that duel. That was a great piece of work. Smith really had it coming! I can't believe how shameless that brat is!!
Can't he spell MARRIED!?!? Gosh! He soo deserved a good lesson. I'm thrilled you made Harper giving it to him!! And now, the mask has fallen and she knows Smith loathes Jemzi, just because of being Blaise's child!!
Kudos! Great chapter! It almost feels like fanfic soap opera!!! Loving it!
Author's Response: Smith is a bit of an arse, I always felt. Luka finding the code...my writing pattern is becoming too predictable ;-)
Holy canelones!!! What A chapter!!
I truly can't point towards the bit I liked most... Let's see... Scorpious and Rose mazyingly written make up? That was too lovely. "my idiot" and all that. Freshly out of fluff. Loved it!! ^.^
Perhaps, Luka's daring rescue!! That was quite awesome. Lily stupid reckless thing! But perfect grounds for Krum to play prince charming. ^.^ I soo like the Bulgarian hawtness!
Still want to see Blaise's reaction to his new-found daddy! He had a nice detail with the dress, that much us certain.
Also liked the Harry and Ginny seasoning. The hints towards their own little love story were a sweet touch.
Let's see... what else did I just love? Well, the Boy Who Loved, clearly. And the fact that Keeler's dad turned out to be the prickiest prick of the chapter. Hehehe! That'll give the skank some thinking to do! *snorts* Her dad nearly kills Harry Potter's son! Jackass!!
On a side note... could the Malfoys be more slow to catch on? Going solo into a deserted corridor AND giving room to disarming. Useful for lovely Albus' rescue, not so much of self-preservation instinct for a former Death Eater! Tut-tut!
Oh, and, yeah! There IS the little yet HUGE detail of Al wanting to ask Jem to live with him. I do hope that's the first thing he blurts out once he regains consciousness!!
LOVED the chapter. Soooo sad it's next to last.... :'(
Author's Response: Once he regains conciousness?? Very optimistic ;-)