Hurray! You updated! I love it! Curious to see if this great plan actually works!
Author's Response: Well, I hope you'll continue to read!
:) GREAT! Can't wait for more!
Author's Response: Well, I is working on it!
?! AHH! Hurry! Post some more! You have me hooked! Very hooked! Did Ron die? or he a prisoner like Harry and Vicktor?
Author's Response: It'll be a few more chapters before Ron's fate is revealed, I'm afraid! I'm thrilled you're enjoying it, though :D
It just keeps dragging me deeper and deeper in!! I love it! Can't wait for your next post!!
TOM RIDDLE ‚Ä“ THE SELF-STYLED LORD VOLDEMORT
Editors Note: At the request of the Ministry for Magic this Official Statement issued by the Office of the Minister is produced full and unedited.
OFFICIAL MINISTRY STATEMENT
This official statement has been compiled with the assistance and co-operation of Mr Harry Potter.
‚ÄúLord Voldemort‚ÄĚ was, in fact a man named Tom M. Riddle, son of a witch, Merope Gaunt and a Muggle, Tom Riddle Senior. The Ministry has decided that in all future official publications Riddle will be referred to by his given name.
There has already been much speculation and wild rumour regarding the events at Hogwarts School. The Ministry can confirm that Tom M. Riddle was killed at dawn on the morning of Saturday, 2 May. Riddle was disarmed by Harry Potter while in the act of firing a killing curse at Mr Potter. The curse killed Riddle rather than its intended target.
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WHERE IS HARRY POTTER?
Despite the Official Ministry Statement (published above) we are no closer to receiving an answer to the question on the lips of every witch and wizard in the country. Where is Harry Potter?
It appears that Mr Potter left Hogwarts School early yesterday morning, apparently in the company of his close associates Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. An attractive young Ministry clerk, who did not wish to be named, told The Prophet ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs at the Ministry, having an important meeting with the Minister. My friends and I saw him. He asked us out to the pub, but we had to turn him down.‚ÄĚ This statement is at odds with a report from the Portkey Office that Mr Potter has fled the country, travelling to Australia with his companions.
Continued on page 2The days after the battle were days of grief and mourning. Grave Days.
Very good! I enjoyed reading every chapter! Looking forward to the next one!!
Author's Response: Thank you. I hope that you enjoy the sequel, too. -N-
I love this! I always figured that Hermonie's parents would be ticked off, but hopefully they understand quickly and get over it!! Can't wait for more!
Author's Response: The next chapter is the last! I can't believe it. -N-
I think I just had every emotion possible reading this chapter! Tears, laughter, remorse, loss........great job! I'm a little sad Harry didn't speak at Snape's funeral, but it totally fits that at this moment in time he's still processing everything the man did. Draco was a suprise! Can't wait for more!!
Author's Response: I thought that, as itís still only a week after the battle, it was to early for Harry to give Snape any more than the private thanks he did. As for Draco, well, he and Harry are family, sort of. Harry is Teddy Lupinís godfather, Draco is Teddy's first cousin, once removed. That's something else Harry's going to have to come to terms with.
tears......and smiles! My mark for a good book is one that leaves you lost in the movie playing in your head and all wrapped up with the emtions the characters are having, while not hearing the real world going on around you! Bravo!! Can't wait for more and speaking of the real world, I was boiling some milk......now I can clean it up and try again! :)
Author's Response: Thank you. More funeral to come as this story moves rapidly towards its conclusion. Sorry about the milk. -N-
how exciting! how wierd to see Hermione in such a weakened state! It's terrific and I'm not waiting very patiently for more to come!!
Author's Response: I have been really rather cruel to Hermione. However, I hope that her behaviour isn't entirely out of character. Next chapter should be posted fairly soon. -N-
wonderful! it flows and I'm hooked on what's going to happen next!
Author's Response: Thanks, i hope that you enjoy the next chapter, too. -N-
Great! Love it!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Holy Crap! Sorry, that was the first thing that came to mind! :) It's hilarious! I have a somewhat weird sense of homor too and this is funny! I like it! Looking forward to more!
Author's Response: I'm glad there's someone else out there who enjoys non sequiters like I do! I'm currently on vacation, which has thrown something of a monkey wrench in my writing schedule, but I am trying to get Chapter Three completed. Thanks for reading!
Author's Response: Thanks very much for the review. Sarah x
AWESOME!! There just aren't enough words !!!
EXCELLENT!!!! FAB!!! LOVE IT!
Author's Response: Thank you!
In the post Deathly Hallows world Harry Potter is a broken man, rejecting the public’s view of him as a hero and seeing himself as a destroyer of lives. Although married to Ginny and embraced by the boisterous Weasley clan, he holds himself apart from true happiness. The only solace he finds is among the other shell-shocked victims of the war: George Weasley and Andromeda Tonks. But young Teddy Lupin is determined to unearth the joy his godfather once had for life and in so doing adds to the alternate dimension where the cost of Voldemort’s defeat was not so high.
In the alternate reality, it has been seven years since Voldemort’s defeat. Reclaiming his own destiny, Harry has built a new life for himself from the ruins of the Potter estate. Although he did not hesitate to claim Ginny as his own, it has been an unusually long engagement period as neither of them has been a hurry to take that next irrevocable step. For Harry, these extra years have allowed him to recapture some of the carefree days of youth as he established his career in the Auror Department. Determined not to follow in her mother’s footsteps, Ginny has been making the most of the intervening years to cement her career with the WWN. The Lupin clan has been steadily expanding with the eldest, Teddy, immediately establishing himself as a Metamorphmagus, sporting bright turquoise hair at birth. In contrast, his younger sister inherited the delicate beauty of the Black family. As her parents await the signs that will identify her as a witch, one has to wonder whether she has any unique powers of her own.
Although this story starts on a dark and disturbing note, it is ultimately a tale of hope, healing and survival. It serves as an epilogue to both, Cruel Moon for the Misbegotten and Harry Potter and the Hero’s Lament; and consequently, contains all manner of spoilers for the canon series as well as the alternate universe my prior tales have established. Reading those two previous stories is recommended. Contains original characters who were established in prior narratives.
WOW! Great chapter! I knew Pheobe was turning into a rabbit, that's really cool! Arrest toad face!
Author's Response: Donít worry. Dolores will get her comeuppance. But you have to give Hermione a chance to shine. Thatís all I can say for now.
I liked it! Especially the look into Snape's trial!
Author's Response: So pleased you like the mini courtroom drama. It occurred to me that there was a big gap between Snape still in hiding at end of the previous story and him having established his own business at the start of this story. Hopefully, this flashback will answer a lot of questions about what happened in between.
Bravo! Standing ovation! So sad that it has ended, but as you said it could be just beginning! LOVE IT!!! Enjoyed every second and I think I will read it again!
Author's Response: I am so, so flattered that you want to go back and reread the entire story. It always hangs together so much better when one chapter flows right into the other. I realize I ended it with a bit of a cliffie so I submitted the beginning of a new story right away. You will recognize it, guaranteed.
I laughed myself silly at the part at the end about Binns! Too funny! Would you believe it didn't dawn on me about who "Dottie" was until Umbridge was mentioned! Very good chapter! Can't wait for more!
Author's Response: So very, very happy that you liked my riff on Binns! So little is known about him, as well as Madam Pince, that I just couldnít resist.
Umbridge had mentioned her knitting circle in the past, but I admit it was rather obscure. Thatís why I added the little ďah-haĒ moment in the middle of that passage so everyone could be on the same page.
Next chapter will be submitted on Monday, without fail.
Oh oh oh oh oh!! Update fast!! Totally entertaining!! LOVE IT!
Author's Response: Just summited Ch. 34. Hopefully it won't be as long this time! Glad you're enjoying Dolores' comeupenace.