“It’s our rule not to dredge up past things, remember?”This rule is about to be broken.
~Inspired by a worldwide beloved film.
I just discovered this story and I'm really liking it so far. I have to admit that usually I despise the Dramione pairing, but in this case I think it's very realistic, especially the way you've developed all of the characters. I can't wait to read the rest of the story! Great job.
Author's Response: My goodness, thank you for sidestepping your dislike of the pairing and giving this story a try. Glad you're liking it! Thanks again! Also, I hope you'll try other Dramione stories. There are lots of them much, much better than mine. That's why I'm hooked. ;D
Winner of the 2010 QSQ for Best Canon Romance!
I loved this! I just read all of it in one go, and it's awesome. I especially like how the ending has all of the characters' perspectives.
Author's Response: thanks! i'm trying to do a little more of that multi-perspective thing in the sequel. i just love all of the characters too much not too. glad you liked it :)
Oh gosh...when I realized whom Severus was meeting in the park, I have to admit that I burst out laughing. However, I genuinely liked the rest of the story. There was real emotion, especially in the dialogue, and it was very well-written. Also, it gives a whole new meaning to why Snape's Patronus was a doe..."Always" indeed. :D
Author's Response: Thank you for the review! It was a laugh writing it. :D
I really like the story from what I've read so far. It fills in the blanks that JKR left about the Marauders' home life and family, which is awesome. Please keep writing it!
I really enjoyed this story! All the Marauders' personalities, especially James', seemed realistic and the ending was so cute :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it. :) Cheers. --Nia x
Wow. I loved James in this story--well, I always love James, but I loved your characterization of him. The contradictions he has to face as a person who cares deeply for and worries about the people he loves, but also a courageous person who feels compelled to go out and fight Voldemort, were portrayed very well. I thought Lily's realization that he was more serious than he had been and she needed to treat him as such was realistic too, because essentially growing up with him for the past seven years might well have caused her to treat him the same even as he matured. Lastly, as a diehard J/L shipper, I always welcome a bit of fluffiness between them. :)
After reading this and some of your other stories, I can see why people call you the queen of James/Lily!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the amazing review! I appreciate the title as well, though there are loads of other good J/L authors around! :) I really do enjoy writing them, however, and I really appreciate you reading this story because even though it is short, it's one of my favorites. I have a soft spot for James, even if he is being sick on Lily. ;) I'm glad you appreciated both the serious parts as well as a little bit of fluff. Thank you again for the lovely review! ~Gina :)
I just discovered this story today, and I'm loving it. That was quite a R/H breakup. Most of all, I must give you a (virtual) round of applause for addressing the whole Malfoy Manor episode, because in most Dramione stories I've read Hermione seems not to care that Draco stood there doing nothing while she was tortured, and you handled that perfectly. Awesome, awesome story.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. Ignoring the whole Malfoy Manor and everything that had happened before always annoys me in Draco/Hermione stories, so I wanted to address that. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and hope you like the rest. ~Carole~
I just found this story and loved it! I've always had a soft spot for J/L, and the way you wrote this was so..real--I don't know how else to describe it. All the characters seemed to jump off the page--especially James, Lily, and Sirius. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad they seemed realistic :)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
-E. E. Cummings
September 2012: HEY guess what I couldn't wait, and the third installment, "World Enough," is UP NOW under James/Lily. Or just under my name. Or at this link: http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=92131. Yay! :D
This is probably the best chapter of fan fiction I have ever read. (of course, I haven't read the rest of the story yet.) All the characters are so well-portrayed and I'm even forgetting that Leda isn't in canon. Awesome job!
Author's Response: oh thank you so much!!! also, i love your username. "i can't believe i couldn't figure out the countercurse was just 'unjellify'"
Okay I've never written two reviews for a story, but I'll admit it, I love this one. The characters of James and Lily are both so well-done in this fic and I can only hope that I'm doing them as much justice. Update soon! (PS: fellow AVPM fan! Yay! xD)
This was so great! I particularly liked how Hugo had Hermione's sharp wit combined with Ron's sense of humor. I also enjoyed the camaraderie between the two boys and that they weren't all lovey-dovey with each other, because I don't think Scorpius and Hugo would be. Lastly, loved the title!
Author's Response: Hello!
I really enjoyed this story! I was surprised by how well I liked it, since James/Lily is my favorite pairing in the series, but even with dialogue-only the plot was so believable (apart from the American exchange student's coming to Hogwarts), not to mention hilarious. Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed the story, dialogue, pairing, American and all. ;) I have to admit, the American exchange student is a bit of an inside joke between myself and the friend I was chatting with when this was born. It's sort of my way of poking fun at the cliche, I suppose. The drabble was actually supposed to be about the exchange student (there was a cliche challenge over on the beta boards) but never got there because Lily and Sirius just took over, for which I am very glad. Thanks so much for reading this, and thank you for the lovely review! ~Gina :)
I always love a good James/Lily fic, and this one is, well, great. :) The scene in Potions with Sirius was absolutely hilarious, and I can't wait to finish what you've got so far.
Author's Response: Thanks - I had fun with that bit in Potions, lol! I'm glad you are enjoying it and do hope you'll read more. Thanks so much for the lovely review, I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)
Aw, this was so cute! I found Remus' comment that Lydia smells good hilarious. I had never shipped Remus/Sirius before, but you wrote it well.
Author's Response: Hehe, i'm glad you liked it. I just wanted to posit a plausible scenario, and I like to believe that this is at least believable. Thanks for the visit :) ~Jess
He returned with a quiet sadness and a surprising new responsibility to keep him focused. She returned with a misplaced bitterness and the matching position that forced them to work with one another. Yet fear, resentment, and stubborn arrogance kept pushing them apart, even when they were meant to be together.
Winner, Quicksilver Quill for Best Canon Romance. Thank you!!
James/Lily is my favorite pairing in the series, though we don't get to see much of them in canon. So far, I love your takes on both characters, and I thought the dialogue especially was excellent. Can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review! They are my favorite pairing as well and I can't seem to write enough of them. I sometimes wish JKR would give us a bit more of them, but then all the fanfic out there would be contradicted, and I sometimes fear her story for them is far more mundane than all the crazy stuff we've thought up. I'm glad you found both characters appealing so far, and thanks for the compliment on the dialogue. It's one thing I love writing and probably have the most fun with. Thanks again! ~Gina :)
This was a wonderful story! I'm still laughing. And when they brought up Elvendork, I almost died. "What's nice about that one is, you can use it for a boy OR a girl," and all that. Also, Elvendork Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has a certain ring to it.... Anyway, Elvendork aside, this was great and I loved your characterizations of James, Lily, and Sirius.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! Yeah, the characterisations were pretty tough for a while there, tbh, but once I got the plot together the characters started forming alright. I'm glad it made you laugh, it's a really good feeling to know that I made someone probably very far away "almost die" laughing :D
I liked this story a lot. James/Lily is my OTP, and it was cute and made me smile after a VERY long week. Also, the "Are you serious?" joke with Sirius' name never gets old for some reason--I burst out laughing. Nice job!
One thing did confuse me. Probably I'm just misreading it, but they keep mentioning how Lily got drunk on Butterbeer. Is it just a representative drink? I thought only house-elves could get drunk on Butterbeer, unless Lily went on a Butterbeer bender (not sure why anyone would do that).
Author's Response: Okay, I'm glad you liked the Sirius joke because I'm sure at least one person (probably more) will roll their eyes and cry 'cliche!' LOL! It is - but I think I acknowledged it well enough, hee hee. Anyway - thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it. It was all for a smile - I've got a more serious one sucking my life away so I needed a break, lol. As for the butterbeer - I always thought it had a little bit of alcoholic content, though I will admit it may not be enough to get rip-roaring drunk. But to have some fun and still get in trouble after more than a few? Maybe. Or maybe they had a mixer too. ;) Thanks again for the review!! ~Gina :)