“Lord Voldemort has never had a friend, nor do I believe that he has ever wanted one.”
-Dumbledore, HBP, ch 13
Dumbledore was rarely wrong, only once did Lord Voldemort desire a friend. It started out as only a game, but became so much more…
This is the story of how the teenaged Tom Riddle met a unique individual and slipped from cold indifference, to affection, to friendship, to romance. Discover how even Voldemort’s cold and callow heart was once broken beyond repair. This is for anyone curious about how an imperfect love warped and twisted a corrupt young man into the Dark Lord.
Thank you for responding to my review. Looking forward!
Author's Response: No problem! (In case it wasn't incredibly obvious, I LOVE reviews, though I suspect all the authors on the site do.) I'm aiming to have the next chapter up later this week (although I'm considering re-editing so, that might be overly-ambitious on my part).
Great job. I'm amazed at your excellent and fully believable portrayal of Voldemort (and Lydia) - she's the perfect girl for him! Please make them end up together? Or at least part in a non-terrible way?
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad that you like Lydia. Unfortunately, I think you already know how this has to end. :S
How horrible. I don't think Lydia would like this at all.
but wonderful writing on your part, Hypatia!
Author's Response: I think this is the darkest chapter I have ever written and alternately worried that it was either too fluffy or too dark, so I'm glad that it sounds like it came out dark enough. While Lydia certainly wasn't a fan of Charlotte, she most definitely would not approve of what happened to her. However, Voldemort tends to think that what Lydia doesn't know won't hurt him. ...which is what got everyone into this mess in the first place.
Thank you very much for your review,
Summary: As Albus' parents wave him off from Platform nine and three-quarters they are happy in the knowledge that their son's time at Hogwarts will be a far less trying one than their own. However, in due course, Albus will discover that there are those who would wish differently. As Albus and his friends Rose, Frank, Effie, Theron, Xander and the mysterious Tristan make their way through the year they slowly discover who is friend and who is foe and most importantly, that not everyone is as they seem...
This story is so good that I wanted to wait until it was completed to read it. But I saw you didn't get reviews on this chapter, so I decided to review - please continue! I'm really enjoying your character development.
Finally, something is happening! You kept on foreshadowing something going on, but I couldn't figure out what. Maybe add some more action? Otherwise great writing, keep it up!
Al Potter is a brave and world famous Auror, but sometimes, he still needs help from his dad. Especially when faced with his brother, and a dragon.
Nominated for: Best Next Generation (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
I love all your stories, but looking forward to your finishing the other one!
You must be a father to write so well :)
I hope you read this to your kids!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
More “Strangers” soon, and more Moons and A&S too. I plead guilty to fatherhood, and to reading to my kids. But I've never read them my own fanfics.
Summary: In a world ruled by blood and money, James Potter has never once been denied anything he wanted, except Lily Evans. With neither blood status nor money, Lily can only rely on her vibrant personality to force others to see her worth. As their final year at Hogwarts ends and they are forced out of school, both find that the real world presents challenges that hadn't been expecting and problems they don't know how to overcome.
LOL'd at Vanessa, winced at Peter. Good job! Looking forward to the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks! Vanessa's going to stick around for a few chapters, so there will be more of her. And more of Peter's dilemma as well.
February 2000 Newly Qualified (in record time) Auror Harry Potter remains obsessed with “The List.” 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 “The Last Death Eater” 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
Wow! I always enjoy your stories - well thought out AND well-written!
Author's Response: Thank you. -N-
Summary: "Did I know, in my heart of hearts, what Gellert Grindelwald was? I think I did, but I closed my eyes." When Albus Dumbledore met Gellert Grindelwald that fateful summer in Godric's Hollow, their lives were forever changed...
well written. I enjoyed.
I think your characterization was perfect.
Summary: An AU story about Harry's worst nightmare.
A bit choppy, but keep it up!
Author's Response: Thanks
Summary: After the war, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is in a financial bind. Special Ministry worker Hermione Granger is on site with a team of helpers, full of fundraising ideas, and it seems that Headmaster Snape objects to her very presence there. What prizes will be carried away by all those who embark on Miss Granger's madbrained Regency gamble?
Excitedly awaiting the result of this chess match! you did a good job building up suspense.
Yes, I had meant to write that this is the first fanfic I have seen with a believable suitor for prof. trelawney!
Hmmm. very interesting ending! Thanks for putting up 2 chapters! I will now go back and review the first, but was too interested to stop between!
I dislike the slash, but otherwise nice to see his relationship developing. Thanks for updating!
very well written.
Summary: This is a story about a love of books. It is a story about a boy and a girl united by this love.
Perhaps there's a reason why Hermione Granger values frienship so strongly. Perhaps there's a reason why Hogwarts: A History means so much to her. And perhaps there's more to her life before Hogwarts than we have been told.
This is her story.
This story was nominated for a Quicksilver Quill Award 2012: Best General Story!
Great job! I'm really enjoying this.
Summary: Alexandra Quick has discovered the dark secret at the heart of the Confederation, survived a visit to the Lands Beyond, and been given seven years to live. Now she's determined to cheat her fate and see justice done. Standing in her way is a vengeful conspiracy and secrets even she is not prepared for. She'll need the help of her friends and loved ones, but even that may not be enough against the power of the Stars Above.
This is book four of the Alexandra Quick series. For more information, see the Quickipedia .
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I love the characterization. Poor Julia.