Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.
James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.
The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.
Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.
This is a Marauder tale.
This is a story of what made them special.
This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.
OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.
Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.
I LOVE this story! Please update soon :) xx
Author's Response: will try, I'm just in the middle of something else at the moment. Thank you for reading and your patience. ~Carole~
I really love this fic, and I have to admit I keep forgetting you aren't actually JK!
Also, whilst I know you have that stupid thing called 'real life' to deal with, I hope you update soon-ish, as I spent the whole evening re-reading the whole story again :D
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review. Mmm, I need to update more regularly. Unfortunately as well as RL, I have other chaptered fics to update. Once I've finished two of them, then I'll concentrate on Lions and Apparently Asleep (my Remus/Tonks fic, if you're interested). G;ad you're enjoying the story. ~Carole~
Summary: Nymphadora Tonks lives under a shadow. Both her cousin and her aunt are in Azkaban believed to be in league with Voldemort. She knows Bellatrix deserves to be there- but Sirius?
Remus Lupin is an outsider. He’d once had three good friends- now two are dead and the third has been locked up for murder and betrayal.
They had met once before, when she was a child, but as Tonks grows up they find themselves thrown together- far too closely for Remus’ comfort. He’s always yearned for a normal life but knows that is impossible. Can Tonks convince him that he deserves happiness?
Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best canon Romance category. Thank you.
Yet another afternoon reading your wonderful work :)
I had planned on reviewing when I finished the whole thing so far, but felt I needed to say that I love Martha in this chapter, it was a really nice touch.
I will probably write something else when I actually finish so I wont gush too much here :)
Author's Response: Hee hee. I am actually writing Chapter 21 now. I started it this morning, so hopefully not too long, now. Glad you like Martha, I like her, too. ~Carole~
Before I said I would write gushingly when I finished reading, and I really want to, but for some reason as I started this chapter I remembered the ending for Tonks and Lupin and I'm now dreading the end of the story!
So, take your time uploading this one and concentrate on Lions, k?
Although thinking about it, that doesn't exactly end well either.. Damn..
Author's Response: Read A Little More Time by Pallas. That is the best fic ever and will help with the whole Remus Tonks death thing. Um, perhaps I shopuld write AU where no one dies. I get sad thinking about the end of this, and also poor old James and Lily. ~Carole~