Summary: After a year playing Quidditch for the Harpix’s, Ginny finds herself whisked off to Italy for a summer holiday by none other than dear Aunt Muriel. Although Ginny might welcome a holiday, Muriel is not the best of traveling companions. And when one Draco Malfoy comes rather literally tumbling into the scene, will this prove to be the nightmare holiday Ginny envisions, or something else entirely?
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance-Non Canon
I only recently got into reading fan fiction, your story was the first one I read and I really enjoyed it! I got to chapter 18 and when there wasn't any more I had to start reading others. I've come back and finished this one and I would like to say thanks! I loved it! Thanks for opening up my world to Fan fic, please keep writing!
Author's Response: I'm so pleased you've started reading fan fiction! There's a lot of great stories out there, so I'm glad you liked mine :) I'll keep writing, and I hope you find plenty of stories to love. I know I'm always finding new ones.
Summary: Everyone knows Oliver Wood. He's the seventh year Gryffindor obsessed with Quidditch. But why is he so focused? What drives him on? And how will he cope when the Dementors get too close to his Seeker, and Diggory catches the Snitch?
Shutting himself in the changing room showers, Oliver cannot bring himself to visit Harry in the hospital wing, for the Dementors have released long repressed horrors in his own life. Will he finally face the reality of his life and obsession?
This is Equinox Chick submitting her final for the Characterisation class on the MNFF beta boards.
I would like to thank Emma (Amortentia X) for her invaluable help in beta'ing this tale. She not only corrected my horrible punctuation but helped a great deal with characterisation. I would also like to thank fgweasley, inspirations, eternalangel, Electronic Quillster and luinrina for their suggestions in class. Last but most definitely not least - thank you, Prof Haylee for allocating me Oliver Wood!
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but I doubt you're surprised by that.
** indicates a line taken from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
The opening lines are taken from a Stevie Smith poem called 'Not Waving, but Drowning.'
Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best Same Sex Pairing category. Thank you.
Also nominated for a 2010 QSQ award in the Best same Sex Pairing category. Thank you!
I think that you have got one of the best stories i've read here. it has background for the characters, but i didn't get snowed under at the start that was good! it like the way you have expanded with minor characters in the potter world i always liked wood as a character and i was sad that cedric didn't play a bigger role in the books. i enjoyed the way you had flash backs, and i thought they were in the right places. sometimes flash backs kind of just leap out at you, but with this story they correspond with the way wood is feeling and so they don't jolt the story but add to it! anyway thanks for the great read, you can tell i loved it cos it's 11.50 and i writing you a review because i wanted you to know this was a great story! thanks again =) please keep writing.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I shall respond immedietly, but you might be in bed. I'm very pleased that you liked the story and that you wrote a review - it's much appreciated. I will keep writing - I actually can't seem to stop! ~Carole~
Summary: As he flees the scene of yet another of his parents' fights, young Severus Snape reflects briefly on his instincts of self-preservation. He isn't ashamed. He's always known he'd be a Slytherin, and Slytherins put themselves first. It's simply practical, common sense. He doesn't know everything will change in just a few hours.
I really like the perspective of the story, and that we see the event from his view point! Yay! To put it simply 'I'm in awe of you'.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I never thought I'd have somebody in awe of me! :D