Hello! My name is Maddy, and getting to know me often results in one or more of the following:
-Long-winded explanations of minute details involving any and all things to do with Harry Potter
-A rather strange fear of sugar consumption (generally when I'm the one who's consuming the sugar)
-A strong and imminent desire to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
-The sudden urge to mess with the forces of the space-time continuum, jump into another dimension, and randomly begin speaking rapid, fluent French, all while munching on a scrumptious tidbit of Port Salut cheese
And while this may seem odd, I cherish a passion for meticulously editing everything I see. Except for JKR's brilliance, naturally.
Summary: As Sirius walks amidst the rubble of Lily and James’s house that fateful night, he reflects on their relationship over the years. Sirius’s POV.
I don't quite know what to say, except that this made me cry. And I would say that's a good thing.
Summary: Ten years have elapsed since Dumbledore's death and McGonagall has Hogwarts back on its feet again. Hermione and Malfoy both teach at the school. But when a new teacher is hired to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts, everyone seems to feel that they've met him before. A story of mystery, passion, friendship, and jealousy… not to mention that Harry Potter has been missing for ten years and Voldemort is dead. (All violence is mild).
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Thank you to all my reviewers!!!
Disclaimer: I own my imagination, JK Rowling owns Harry Potter.
So whatever happened to chapter 13?
Summary: When Ginny Weasley becomes Draco Malfoy's wife, he suspects neither her true identity nor her dangerous motives. But when all Hell breaks lose and their relationship takes unexpected turns, there is more at stake than preserving their marriage--namely, preserving their lives.
Ahhhhh! I'm terribly desperate to discover what will happen. This is simply incredible, not to mention artistically written.
Summary: They are all talented, some more than others. Some play Quidditch. Others are known for their brilliance in academics. They are the Marauders and a group that has lain in the shadows up to now, called the Lady Firebrands, known for their hot tempers and rather subdued practical jokes.
Romance will bloom.
Rivalries will blossom.
The author will try to stop using so many bad plant puns.
The story of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs' NEWT years will be told.
These are the Amphibious Lizards.
Well, I'm speechless. When I first started reading this (which was a few hours ago, by the way), I found your plot completely unbelievable, what with LILY EVANS ending up in a prison that wasn't even Azkaban. But this little voice in the back of my head convinced me to keep reading, and I'm thrilled that I did. You did a wonderful job of developing your characters' personalities, and I was legitimately upset by the time Shannon died. I had no idea Remus felt so strongly about her, and I was feeling his pain.
I would love to see what happens between Sirius and Isabel, as well as between James and Lily now that she's mad at him for the umpteenth time. Terrific work, post soon please :].
Author's Response: Thanks so much for your review! I have worked very hard at character development, and I'm glad to know it was a success.
Summary: Ebony Burkes, a skillful seventh year Hogwarts student has come across a book in the Restricted Section of the library. It is an old, tattered book, long abandoned, shoved behind several books. The passages are filled by hand, not print, and images in the margins depict peaceful characters, all consumed with what looks like glee.
As Ebony does not know Latin, she does not understand what the writings say. When she sees, in the very back, a picture of all seven characters depicted in the pictures, she unknowingly casts the incantation written beneath.
What Ebony Burke does not know is that she has unleashed the seven deadliest, most powerful curses onto a few choice students of Hogwarts. Those affected are those who have already felt the fire of these sins, for the sins seek out their most comfortable homes. And unless these seven can defeat their sin, overcome its pull, they will, without question, be destroyed by its fire.
I'm curious to see where this goes, so please update soon! Your writing is quite similar to JKR's...
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?
That was certainly my most favorite James&Lily fic that I've ever read. I can't even put into words what I'm feeling right now. I've been shocked by your story, put to tears by it far more than once, waiting and waiting, always, on the edge of my seat, to find out what happens next. And now that it's finally over, after all this time, I can't even express myself properly! It was just so beautiful... and the dialogue between Grace and Peter in this chapter was excellently done. I can just see it playing out. I love the way Grace turned out, and how she knew to put Peter in his place. But most of all, I love how James and Lily's relationship gradually developed through crisis and sorrow. It was beautiful. Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you so much -- that's such high praise! I'm glad you liked how Lily and James's relationship developed and also that you were kept on the edge of your seat . . . I was a little nervous at how my attempts at making for suspense would work :) Oh, and I'm especially glad you liked this chapter's conversation between Peter and Grace -- I rewrote that scene at least three or four times! Thanks again!
Summary: Sequel to "An Aversion to Change."
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!
I think my heart just ripped in two and my soul will never be okay with the world again unless this isn't seriously a permanent goodbye.
On a brighter note, you have the most haunting, beautiful writing and it amazes me how well-thought out and cohesive your storyline is. I've been following your writing since this fic's predecessor and my heart as ached for Draco and Hermione so many times.
Please don't let this be the end for them. I might just need to go question everything otherwise.
Author's Response: Gah, sorry about the heart tearing thing. I don't want to say it's a hobby but all things considered... Heh. And there will be an epilogue (I'm starting to think that maybe I should've mentioned that in the author's note...) so I can hopefully give you some closure, if nothing else. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!!
He died! He died! Oh my Godric, I simply must know what happens next!
Author's Response: :D Soon enough! Thanks for reading!
I have followed this story ever since the beginning of its predecessor, and I've been absorbing this one in an extremely obsessed fashion. This epilogue brought me to tears - their love is so different and I admire that. And I really admire your work; this was spectacular writing. Thank you for continuing and completing this; I don't believe I could have lived had Hermione and Draco not come back together at last.
Author's Response: Thank you!! I was tempted to make this a tragedy, but I've fallen in love with these characters (despite being so cruel to them...) and I couldn't bear the thought of them living life alone.
Absolutely brilliant. By the way, Voldemort's knowledge regarding Cortes really made my day! The depth to which you have taken this plot seems unimaginable, yet so real.... The fountain of youth? So ingenious. And yet Voldemort is still in character... Love it!
Author's Response: Thank you!! I'm glad I got Voldy right!
Summary: After the war, Hermione returns to Hogwarts to complete her seventh year of studies as Head Girl, only to find Draco Malfoy has been appointed Head Boy. Her life is further complicated by the fact that Headmistress McGonagall is strongly encouraging Malfoy and her to attend one of the three wizarding universities in Europe after they graduate from Hogwarts. The story starts HG/RW, but the focus is on the development of HG/DM.
As usual, I loved this chapter.
One thing - are Draco & Hermione together now? Or just unofficially so? They did start snogging and not care about it xD. Just curious!
Author's Response: Draco addresses this somewhat in the next chapter, which is in the queue. Thanks, Jenny
Oh, a cliffie! I am so excited to know what happens next, but then, I always say that! And I'm glad you addressed the lingering question about their current relationship as I asked, it was very well done:).
Author's Response: There are a few more chapters that leave you in suspense, but not too much, I hope. Glad you liked the relationship clarification. I have to warn you, I'm carrying that issue forward in my sequel, so you won't get 100% satisfaction here. Thanks, Jenny
I get ever so excited when I see your latest chapter at the top of the page! As horrible as it may seem, I was silently cheering when Hermione and Ron broke up. I immediately felt miserable for Hermione but at the same time, I was hoping that Draco would offer her support and that she would accept it - and it happened! Oooooh my goodness, update soon please(:! I love your writing.
Author's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm so happy to hear you are enjoying the story. The next chapter is in the queue -- should be up soon. --Jenny
Oh YAY, I was ever so thrilled when I refreshed the page and saw the latest chapter! Argh Ron.... I was so happy that Hermione kissed Draco this time and then didn't go off with Ron. Hermione and Draco are so lovely together ;). I can't wait for the next chapter, you write beautifully!
Author's Response: Thanks for your positive feedback. I'm glad you are enjoying the various interactions I'm writing for JKR's characters. The next chapter is in the queue, so you shouldn't have to wait long. --Jenny
Oh, I've been refreshing the "most recent" page every half hour to check if you'd updated. I love your story (I can't believe I've resisted the urge to review until now!) and I love your portrayal of Draco. Some people just show him as a somehow automatically reformed individual who is incredibly romantic/perfect in every way, but you actually took the time to develop his character. Including his apologies to Hermione also made this seem much more accurate and realistic. He is such a sweetheart, I hope Hermione ditches Ron soon... I was never a fan of Ron, even before I started reading fanfiction ;). Good work, and good luck on future chapters; I'm excited and eager to read more!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your very thoughtful review. In real life, at least with the books, I am a HG/RW shipper. But somehow I find it easier to write about Draco. I'm working hard to have Draco evolve based on his wartime experiences, but at the same time be consistent with who he was pre-war. I'm glad it's working for you! --Jenny
Summary: When searching the Riddle House for Horcruxes, Hermione comes across a blank, seemingly harmless, diary, and a mysterious key hidden in a bureau. When she later discovers that the "harmless" diary is really Tom Riddle's diary, she vows to never write in it again, but when a reckless plan forms in her head to help her, Harry, and Ron find the rest of the Horcruxes, she breaks that vow. Will Hermione Jean Granger, the brightest witch of her age, manage to best Tom Marvolo Riddle, one of the darkest and most powerful wizards alive? ...Or will he beat her at her own game, and successfully ensnare her with the power of the diary? Hermione Granger/Tom Riddle. Mostly compliant with Book Seven, but the AU warning is there just in case.
I'm a tad concerned about her openness as well, but I understand your explanation. However - and I really don't mean to sound nitpicky or anything - Hermione's birthday is in September. I apologize, that was peevish of me. Anyway, I really like this, and I'm eager to discover where the story is going to go! :)
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! Ugh, I'm an idiot! I swear, I knew that Hermione's birthday was in September, but I guess that I just forgot when I wrote this. Thanks for pointing that out. I might just have to fix that. I didn't know that the "openness issue" was going to be a big deal, but I suppose that I might just have to fix that as well. As long as it improves my story, I do not mind making changes. What I don't get is why the mods didn't catch this stuff.... Oh well. However, I am very glad that you are enjoying the story so far. As I said in response to the other review, the second chapter is in the queue waiting to be validated, so you will soon find out what happens next!
And yet another lovely chapter! I'm fascinated by how they both think they're underestimating each other. By the way, I happen to agree with your note on Ron, haha. Nice work!
Author's Response: Thanks for another lovely review! It's good to know that someone else has the same opinion of Ron as me. I thought that people would hate me for bashing Ron, but I guess that since this is a Tom/Hermione fic, we don't have many devout Ron/Hermione shippers or Ron-lovers reading this story. :)
Because I mentioned the "openness" issue before, I decided to point out that after reading chapter 2, it wasn't a problem at all :). Terrific work!
Also, I loved this chapter, so much. I always wanted to read an account of how all the stuff the Trio never heard about came to be (like the Taboo, and Thicknesse's loyalty). Update soon! :D
Author's Response: Thank you for another wonderful review! I will definitely update soon. Actually, I think that I'll put chapter 4 into the queue right now. (Both chapter 4 and 5 are already written, but that's about it....) I am glad that chapter 2 made the "openness issue" a non-issue, because I was a tad concerned about the plausibility, and I am also happy that you think that I did a terrific job with it. :)
Hehehehehe. I think, by the time you finish writing, I will have submitted a plethora of reviews.
But I've got to say, I never saw this coming (Hermione taking on an alias and trying to trick Tom like how she did). I did read the plot summary, but this isn't what I expected, and frankly, I'm amazed. I'm permanently waiting to know what happens next; I'm so glad you update quickly! :]
Author's Response: Oh my god! Thank you so much!!! You officially just made me blush (and, believe me, my whole face turns bright, bright red when that happens since my skin is pale, and it's rather unattractive. lol)! Unfortunately, after this next chapter, updates will not be as frequent as they are now. Chapter 5 is the last chapter that I have written for this story so far, and I have other stories that I'm working on, too. You have no idea how much I procrastinate (well, now you do...). I first posted this story on FFN on 4/28/09, so it's been about a year and a half, and I have written five chapters. As I said before, I have other stories that I have been working on as well, so it's not just procrastination that is the issue. However, I will definitely update as quickly as possible (after chapter 5). Expect an update a day or two from now! :)
Summary: How Remus reflects on the interaction between Severus, James and Lily beside the lake after their OWL exam.
Oh my gosh, this was so beautiful! I always feel so sorry for Remus; he wants more than anything to fit in but certain situations just make that incredibly difficult for him.
Author's Response: Thank you! x