Summary: Post OotP:
His vision blurred by blood and the lack of glasses he willed himself to his desk grabbing for his quill, ink, and parchment. Unable to stand, he slumped back down to the floor. Hands shaking wildly, he managed to write one word.
It is very sad that so many writers do not look both ways before crossing the street. Obviously they are all getting hit by a bus! Or, perhaps I should say the Knight Bus?
February 2000 Newly Qualified (in record time) Auror Harry Potter remains obsessed with â€śThe List.â€ť The ten people still wanted for their part in the Battle of Hogwarts. Their capture is essential. It will bring closure to the events of the past few years. Harry has set himself a target. He wants to see â€śThe Last Death Eaterâ€ť and the other nine captured before the second Anniversary of the battle. His attempts to meet his target will bring heartbreak, danger, pain, and a lifechanging injury for one former DA member.
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
I have read so many fanfics but after coming across several really good ones that were never completed and never will be, I had decided to not read any more incomplete stories. It just leads to disappointment when the story has no end. I do not like to wait on updates either because I read so many fanfics that I practically have to start from the beginning again to get back into the story fully whenever the update is finally posted. So, I have only read completed stories for a long time now. That is, until I started reading your stories. I am so impressed with your talent that I keep your author page in my Favs and check it periodically for any updates, then get all excited when I see an update or a new story. I love it too that all your stories are part of one whole. Sadly, everything else I have read since reading your stories has not been near as interesting. Thank you so much for this story and all your others. I have loved every single one (reading several more than once) and cannot wait for the next posting. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review and the kind words.
I am extremely guilty of incomplete stories. I have, I admit, started far too many chaptered fics. I really must finish one or two of them. This has five chapters to go, two are almost ready to go to my betas, the remaining three are roughly drafted. And I hope to have it marked as complete within a few months, and then Iâ€™ll alternate â€śStrangersâ€ť with â€śAurors and Schoolgirlsâ€ť until one of them is done (A&S probably, as Strangers is only just at the halfway stage). Epithalamium and Molly and her Daughter will be sporadic, and MLT is on hold, at least until I get A&S finished.Writing only one (canon compliant) timeline makes life easy for me in a lot of ways. I have an expanding cast of minor and original characters, all of whom are fleshed out. I sometimes make timeline errors and have to retrofit them, but the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.-N-
Annabel is having a bad day. Her sudden and unexpected meeting with a face from her past is unlikely to improve matters.
This was Northumbrian of Ravenclaw House writing for Round Three of the 2012 Character Triathlon. This is now a longer chaptered story.
Nominated for: Best Original Character (Chaptered) story (for the narrator, Annabel) and Best Next Generation Story - Quicksilver Quills 2013
Strangers is one of my all time favorites of yours, so I naturally love James and Me.
Thanks, Iâ€™m glad you like it.-N-