Summary: 2009 QSQ Awards Winner for Best Chaptered Canon Romance
Before the chosen one was ever born, his parents had to meet, fall in love, and defy Voldemort three times. Easier said than done. Things were never easy for Harry Potter's parents, but it gets a whole lot harder when Death Eaters kidnap Lily. This is the story of Lily and James, the trials they face, and how James finally wins Lily's heart. (pre-Deathly Hallows)
“I’ll always protect you.”
Believe it or not, this was my favourite chapter of the whole fic!
Yes, it was very depressing, bought a tear to my eye (ha ha), but what happens to the marauder's generation over the series is nothing short of a tragedy.
I believe you captured the tragedy of the marauder's generation excepptionally well, and really did it justice!
I love this epilogue! You really have a knack for this war stuff :)
Author's Response: Oh my, I wouldn't have guessed it, but I'm glad you enjoyed the epilogue so much! I do like writing the war stuff -- it's good to know I'm not terrible at it! Thanks for the review :)
Summary: “I’m willing to die for this war but I’m not willing to sacrifice my life for it! And maybe you don’t understand, but it’s not the same thing, James; it’s not the same thing!”
In the middle of the first war against Voldemort, James and Lily Potter's world is crumbling in around them. Will their marriage crumble as well? *one-shot*
I actually only got into fan fiction a few days ago, and it has occupied my life ever since. The first long fan fiction I really got into was "I'll pick you up" (which I am eagerly awaiting the next chapter of, by the way) and since, ahven't read anything that compares.
But I would like to let you know how much I really loved this piece just here.. It captured a completely different and darker mood than most other lily/james stories, and was really truly amazing.
You are a fantastic writer and I really love the way you capture with such accuracy and chemistry every part of James and Lily's relationship, as demonstrated in this piece, it has a whole other level of depth.
So yes, thankyou for providing me with the last 36 hours of reading material, and please, please, keep it up!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying my fanfiction! This one is definitely a bit darker, but I wanted to capture Lily and James in something other than the usual school romance they're written in. And the next chapter of I'll Pick You Up is almost finished -- hopefully it'll be posted soon :)
Summary: “Guilt brings people together. It’s a takes one to know one type thing.”
James Potter has always been a spoiled, arrogant, lazy show-off. When he enters his final year at Hogwarts School, he’s Head Boy . . . and he’s still a spoiled, arrogant, lazy, show-off. But because of that terrible summer, he’s also guilt-ridden.
Lily Evans has always been a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. When she begins her last year at Hogwarts, she’s Head Girl . . . and still a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. But the first night back — and the murder that takes the entire school by surprise — leave her guilt-ridden as well.
With the darkness that’s surrounding the Wizarding world slowly seeping, at long last, onto the grounds of Hogwarts and into the lives of James Potter and Lily Evans, what comes next?
This is one of my favourite chapters:
a perfect combination of fluff, humour, romance, tension and drama. Very well done and really really exciting to read :)
This is one of my favourite multi-chapter fanfics, and one of the ones i freqently turn back to reread when I have nothing else.
Congratulations on a really great story!
When I compare this to Someone to watch over me, I think its really remarkable and evident how much your writing has improved!
Its sad to see this finish, but I got very excited when I read below that you were planning on starting another lily james! Personally, I think you write them in the war era (such as One Miracle and I couldnt climb alone) absolutely remarkably amaaaaazingly well, so i would love to see more of your first war era fics. You are my favourite author for that period, and that is my favouriite period!
But yeah, keep up the good work, I can't wait to see an epilogue!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed this story and that the final chapters didn't disappoint! And I'm so happy you think my writing has improved -- I definitely like to think so ;) I even cringe a little when I go back and read my older work! Real life has been insanely busy for me lately, but the epilogue shouldn't be too far off. And as for a first war multi-chapter fic . . . I have been thinking about it!
Summary: He knows he shouldn't say it, but there's still a part of him that remembers being fifteen, that remembers thinking it impossible to get Lily Evans to give him a chance, and it's never really been put to rest. "Don't stop loving me," he whispers. "Please, Lily. Don't ever."
He thought the war couldn't become any more unbearable. But, somehow, it does. It probably has something to do with his wife driving off in the middle of the night. (Companion to "You Told Me Once, Dear.")
This is amazingly beautiful and heart wrenching and tragic all at the same time. Always makes me cry. Absolutely stunning.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! That's such high praise :)
Summary: Seventh year is almost over, and after indulging in the kitchen a bit too much, James inadvertently reveals his deepest fears for the future. Lily realizes he is not quite who she thought he was, and admits to something she had never really considered before.
This was a very very enjoyable first installment and I am eagerly awaiting the second
I love your characterisation - you endowed both characters with vulnerabilities that make them more understandable and loveable.
Their intereaction is very well written and wonderfully shows the chemistry that is bound to exist within the pair.
I especially love the way you have James address Lily about his feelings for her, so desparate yet honest at the same time, I think it is a great portrayal of his character, and shows his developing maturity towards the feelings he harbours for her. And her understanding of this showcases how she has grown up too.
It's all very sweet,
I really enjoyed it :)
can't wait for the morning after!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the amazing review!! I really appreciate all your comments. One, because they make me smile, but also because you picked up on something I really wanted to come across: James's vulnerability and his fears for the future. That was really the entire point of this scene, just to showcase James at a very crucial point in his development, as he matures into the adult we know fights for the Order. And I love trying to balance that with all the other aspects of his character that we know (or think we know) as well as pair him up with Lily and see how it all affects her and their interaction with each other. I'm working on the next part and hope to have it ready soon. Thanks again for the lovely review! ~Gina :)
Summary: "I hate to be the bearer of bad news — but this is war, Evans, and war isn't a big barrel of laughs."
Ten steps to growing up, told in ten moments from the first war. *Two-shot*
aaaah so it was YOU who was the unnamed author at lily james fest!!
i loved this piece!
like, love love loved, it.
you have once again managed to write a perfectly wonderfully amazing lily james war era one shot. you are brilliant!
it earns a spot in my top three first war one shots (the other two spots are occupied by 'one miracle' and 'i could never climb alone')
im just so excited that this is you!
a WONDERFUL piece of work, congratulations is most definitely in order, i saw that many many people loved it also :)
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it! It's much harder to write about the first war than to write about the Marauders in school, imo, but I've really started to love writing first war fics. I was a little nervous about this one, so I'm so happy it was well received in the fest :)