I am obsessed with Harry Potter, as are hopefully many of you. Although I have yet to write my own story, I love reading others, particularly post Hogwarts and Next Generation, as J. K. Rowling didn't cover them, and they are completely open to our imaginations. I am formulating plots for stories involving Teddy Lupin, Snape or Albus Potter, but I havn't got far enough with any of them to start anything solid yet.
A year of hard choices and tough talks:
A year of hard choices and tough talks:
Destiny learns about the grim reality that is her dad’s past. Then it is a power struggle between Salazar and Severus as the trio takes up Occlumency on Dumbledore’s orders. Drake finally asks Silver to open up to him but can she do so? And, is Silver the only one that is confused about feelings? Drake doesn’t think so. Will Salazar awake to the reality that lies in his heart?
Voldemort’s servant returns to his master and while two have discussed their status, the third must choose. Destiny must decide where she stands in the next war to come. The end of the year comes as a blow. Will the long time allies decide to separate or will they finally become something more?
I suppose we can forgive the time length due to 9000 words of an amazing story. ;)
I was sort of hoping that it would be Snape who picked them up from the orphanage, but I think it worked better with Dumbledore, and I found it very amusing to picture Salazer obeying orders and heaving crates of drink around all day.
Author's Response: Glad you like. :) The trio will be heading into the Chamber of Secrets next chapter so stay tuned in.
Finally found some time to read the latest two chapters, and they're just as amazing as ever. Wizard's truth or dare would be seriously amazing, and I'm glad we found out a bit more about Drake. There hasn't been something random about Snape for a while though, I still crack up laughing thinking about him with cookies!
Brilliant, not only do we get the start of the third book, but a bit more to their past. However, I prefered the previous two stories in third person, as the characters don't seem to hold quite the same intensity in first person. However that could just be due to it seeming wierd after so long in anoter perspective!
Author's Response: Don't worry, this prologue is the only part that is in the different perspective. The rest of Year Three will resume in third person like the others. When I first wrote the Prologue I thought about starting Year Three will Salazar waking up as if he was in a memory dream. This is not what happens but that's why it is wrote differently. Hope you like the rest of year three though.
Summary: What if, on that fateful October night, it was not Lily's sacrifice that saved Harry, but James' sacrifice that saved them both? What if Lily is left to pick up the broken pieces of her life after its been shattered into a million pieces? Who would be there to rescue her? Who would get her through the night? This is a story of loss, of pain, of hopelessness, and ultimately, of healing.
After much deliberation and input from all you guys who have read thus far, I have officially decided to continue this story. It was initially supposed to be a one-shot, but I've decided I already have too much of my heart invested in it to quit now. :) Second chapter in progress. Thanks, all! Advice and reviews are still very welcome!
Wow, I'm so glad you didn't leave this as a one-shot. The emotion was really intense, but the Lily making Sirius swear not to attack Snape before he knew who it was made me smile.
Summary: Dudley has a strange way of celebrating his cousin’s birthday.
This is noblefate of Ravenclaw writing for Round Two of the 2012 Madam Pomfrey’s One-Shot Character Triathlon.
Wow... thanks for giving us a perspective we don't normally use with Dudley. Normally it's just Dudley the bully, but it was very refreshing to read about 'Dudley the bully who actually did sort of know what he was doing and actually has feelings'! You make the reader feel sorry for him - he didn't choose his parents, and I can almost imagine him having turned out quite differently under different circumstances.
Author's Response: Thank you for the delightful review. I didn't like Dudley in the beginning, but I think in book 5 we see him start to change. I used this piece to ask myself where that change might lead. Because, you're right, he didn't choose his parents, and even if things change with Harry, would Dudley have the courage to stand up to his parents and choose his own path? I'm glad to see that he comes across as human in this piece. Thanks for reading it! ~ Megan